Monthly Archives: December 2014

China – December 18th, 2014

I’m getting a surprising number of hits from China these days, all from the same network in Beijing. So here’s something for you, PLA…

Food security concerns lead to Chinese investments in farming on other continents

Macedonia and China agree to closer military ties

Chinese food industry purchases in the U.S – 879 major deals last year from New Jersey to California

Construction of China’s Nicaragua Canal creating unrest and accusations of a “sellout”

Chinese national arrested for “carrying sensitive proprietary information on titanium used in a U.S. Air Force program”

Ontario Premier wants to dictate questions in court

Wynne’s a lawyer now?

Re “Clothes, sexual history off limits in sex assault cases, Wynne says” (Antonella Artuso, Dec. 4): I agree that serious efforts should be made to encourage women who have been sexually assaulted to come forward, but on what legal grounds can a provincial premier presume to place limits on the options available to lawyers who are defending clients charged under the federal criminal code?

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“Nature / Environment / Critters” Dec. 11th, 2014

Seven items in total…

Brazil: Sao Paulo to run out of water in 60 days – “human populations are rapidly out-growing the capacity of their local water systems

Honduras: Spiny-Tailed Iguanas at risk as locals much prefer to eat egg-bearing females

Canada: More dams and conservation not the solution to rising energy demand – (How about cutting immigration? -JG)

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The Occidental Observer’s annual appeal for donations

I have been an e-mail subscriber to their well thought-out and insightful commentaries for several years now. Their work is excellent, and they only appeal for funds once a year. I highly recommend them, and will be donating whatever I can.

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Thanks,

Jeff Goodall.

Black Friday – has it gone too far?

This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian – JG.

by Mihael Willman

Black Friday, the Thursday before Black Friday, the week before Black Friday, Cyber-Monday, etc., soon it will be Black Friday month, if this trend continues. Maybe it might be better to simply create another “holiday” not “holyday” dedicated to the “God” of merchandising and manufacturing. It could be called the “Shop Till You Drop Bargain-hunting Day,” or “Look at the loot I got for next to nothing,” or any other similarly appropriate name. But definitely do not call it “Christmas” shopping. Jostling with hundreds if not thousands of people in crowded stores and malls is not what Christmas is about. And fighting over the same “drastically” reduced item has nothing in common with the season or spirit of goodwill.

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