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The Bewildered Wilbur Ross

Here we go again. Every few years, US lumber businesses demand US Department of Commerce apply countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber to thwart illegal/unfair subsidies. Problem is, there are no subsidies. In Canada, the federal government, the signatory to … Continue reading

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Sublime To Ridiculous Regulation

“the rate of pedestrian fatalities per registered vehicle for HVs and EVs is not larger (and is in fact smaller) than that for ICE vehicles. Using 2008 data, the fatality rate for pedestrians in crashes with HVs and EVs is … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Goes Crazy

“On Thursday, the Canadian government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled its plans to legalize recreational marijuana.Canadian PM Justin Trudeau endorsed marijuana legalization during his campaign. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau endorsed marijuana legalization during his campaign.If the Cannabis Act passes Parliament, … Continue reading

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Sessions: We’ll Do Forensics Without All That Science Stuff

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions will end a Justice Department partnership with independent scientists to raise forensic science standards and has suspended an expanded review of FBI testimony across several techniques that have come under question, saying a new strategy will … Continue reading

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Trump Dipping Toe In Syria

I was heartened Trump activate one of Obama’s old plans for inaction in Syria by hammering one of Assad’s airbases. I think that’s the right idea. Whether proper maintenance of this mindset persists is another matter. The attack on the … Continue reading

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Trump As Kamikaze

“When you get on the airplane, you better be rooting for the success of the pilot” See Jamie Dimon on Trump: On a plane, you root for the pilotTrump’s reckless behaviour, poor choice of people, outright lying, and constantly changing course … Continue reading

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Trump An Agent Of Rage, Not Change

“Why has the peso enjoyed such a massive rebound? Investors believe the most severe of Trump’s trade threats may not come to fruition. And Mexico’s central bank has taken steps to buoy the battered currency. Trump administration officials signaled in a … Continue reading

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OMG! Planning To Change The Climate With One Hand While Denying Climate Change By The Other…

“David Schnare, an architect of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition, has lobbied the US government and testified to Senate in favour of federal support for geoengineering. He has called for a multi-phase plan to fund research and conduct real-world testing … Continue reading

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Wolves Arise In Manitoba

“”It started out just with more sightings of wolves in the area,” Green said. “Then gradually we started to realize we were losing calves.” It’s a problem that adds up in the pocketbook very quickly. Green said a steer can net … Continue reading

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The End-Times Of Trumpism?

“The point is clear: Invincibility is an illusion constructed by false assurances. Puncture the fantasy, expose the mortal, and the dispirited faithful will destroy the false deity. Last week, the House Freedom Caucus made the fabricated God of Chaos bleed. Trump was … Continue reading

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Trump: Liar, Loser, Not A Leader

The debacle of Trump and Ryan being unable to pass their “sicknesscare” bill through a Congress that the GOP controls is diagnostic. Trump, the GOP and Ryan all harped for years that a high priority was to repeal and replace … Continue reading

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Climate Meltdown

“This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 °C above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 °C above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with … Continue reading

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