Donald Trump holds up kids puzzles and gets applause. “Everyone is so proud of me… I finished the puzzles in 6 months but the box says 2 to 4 years!”
UPDATE: November 24, 2019 TMX announces that at the end of September 2019, there were 2200 constructions workers hired and that number was expected to grow to 3000 by the end of the year. UPDATED: July 21 2019 Since the start of the 2019, there have been many important events […]
Here are the numbers supporting what you likely already knew. George W Bush was not well liked or respected in the international community, largely because he polarized world leaders into “…those who are with (the US), or with the terrorists” Obama softened the US stance on international issues. He had […]
Who Are The Most Popular Provincial Politicians In Alberta? Jason Kenny & Rachel Notley Do Not Even Make the Top 10!
It is usually highly subjective process to create a most popular anything list but elections are popularity contests so we have some very solid numbers to work from. We analysed the results directly from the Elections Alberta database for the April 16th 2019 election and were a bit suprised to […]
Nearly 60% of people in the US, Canada and Britain believe in at least one notable conspiracy theory. This includes: 5% of Americans think airplane vapor trails are poison gas controlled by the government 46% of Americans believe in haunting’s or ghosts 60% of Americans believe the US Government had […]
VIDEO: American’s Left Is Loosing Grip On Reality The Way the America Right Did In the Gingrich Revolution
The latest round of American Presidential Candidates has shown that those on the left of the political spectrum are just a as willing to ignore facts and as the political right. This is a potentially catastrophic death spiral. In today’s world voters need to think more and listen less as […]
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) just published a report that can be used as an efficiency rating for Alberta Towns and Cities. The idea of the report was to note that most Alberta Towns and Cities have been spending at an unsustainable rate. The CFIB found that between […]
On Wednesday October 31st, The City of Calgary shaved less than 4% off the proposed Calgary 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid math by claiming saving in security and venue changes. While this is an improvement, the numbers just don’t add up because: Many of the numbers presented are in 2026 […]
Today Bloomberg released a report stating that, at the direction of the Chinese Government, a massive China based ‘board’ manufacturer named SuperMicro added hardware to servers that were sold to Amazon and Apple. While the specific details of what was implant is not fully known yet, it is safe to […]
GDPR is the acronym for Europe’s “General Data Protection Regulation” which is the toughest set of personal privacy regulations in the world. You can see from the GDPR Timeline on the right that companies have had about 3 years to get their systems into compliance, and it comes into full […]
Unless you live under a rock, you have heard of Self Driving Autonomous Vehicles (Uber, Waymo, GM Cruise…) and Governments around the world are scrambling to:
- Modify existing legislation to allow self driving vehicles
- Be the first in their region to allow self driving cars, because of the amount of R&D money / jobs involved
- Consider new legislation to curb some the top level autonomy (level 5), where the vehicle is 100% responsible for the driving and it does not even offer a steering wheel or break peddle
Those are all important things to do, but Level 5 full autonomy is much further away than the public and many pendants think. Many people have already figured out that the algorithms used to drive on:
- Snow covered roads
- Poorly painted roads
- Temporary construction zones
Below is an 11 minute interview with Dr. David Maenz about his new book The Price of Carbon. Unlike all climate change books we have reviewed in the past, The Price Of Carbon is the first one to pull together the serious science of Global Warming from Earths formation until today, explain the three likely outcomes of Global Warming, and then detail the PRACTICAL solutions to the issue.
This book is definitely not a casual read but for the educated person that is still open to thinking about this critical issue, it will be an eye opener:
At the heart of the Canadian Federal Governments announcement today about fixing the process that determines if a large scale project is in the best interest of Canada or not, is a desire to limit ability Provincial, Municipal and interest groups (like ‘First Nations’) to stall approved projects. The idea is to:
- increase consultation so everyone’s voice is heard
- set firm and visible rules for industry so that “goal posts” are not being moved after the fact
- determine what is in Canada’s best interest, when that interest is at odds with local interest
These are clearly admirable goals. To achieve those goals there are now going to be three structures that industry must pass through to get Federal Government support:
- A new ‘Impact Assessment Agency of Canada‘ will do the preliminary investigation to determine the environmental effects of a project
- The existing ‘National Energy Board’ is demoted and renamed ‘Canadian Energy Regulator‘ but still be responsible for determining the technicalities of a project
- The ‘Federal Minister of the Environment‘ will have the final say if a project is viable and in Canada’s interest
So now the questions are, will these changes allow:
- Industry to decide that spending many millions of dollars to go through an elongated approval process that will have a definitive outcome be worth while?
- Provincial, Municipal and interest groups (like ‘First Nations’) to be heard and listened to?
There has been much debate over the process and all agree something big had to change:
- When industry works on large scale projects deemed to be in the Canadian national interest after years of consultation and vetting that are still blocked by local and regional interests, there is a big problem.
- When interest groups (i.e. some ‘First Nations’, Municipal governments (i.e. Vancouver) local and Provincial governments (i.e. BC) feel empowered to block large scale projects that adversely affect the rest of the country, there is an even bigger problem.
Dennis McConaghy, a former senior executive at Trans Canada Pipelines thinks these changes will not achieve the desired goals:
Chinese Bitcoin Miners Want Cheap Electricity in Quebec & Manitoba but Government’s Don’t Want Gold Rush Devastation Left Behind
Canada already had several Gold Rushes that left environmental devastation and abandoned towns. China’s BitMain is opening a server farm in Quebec and others are trying to open in Manitoba. Manitoba is thinking this could be another path to destruction that they do not want to participate in. https://youtu.be/QriyuOJ-sd8