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Trump Contemplates Sanctions Against USA

“The steel and aluminum cases again demonstrate Trump’s protectionist stance on trade — a promise to manufacturing workers during his 2016 campaign and a factor Trump himself credits for getting him elected. The recommendations come less than a month after Trump … Continue reading

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Not The Grammys

I happened to catch a few minutes of the Grammys on TV while I was baking bread. TLW had it on and I had to hang around waiting for dough to rise/rest/bake etc. It was pretty boring and I skipped … Continue reading

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Having a Heat Wave

Forecast high this afternoon is 5ºC. That’s 18ºC above normal… I do intend to celebrate by going out for some yard-work but it’s also a reminder that global warming is real. 2017 was the warmest year on record according to … Continue reading

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Epitaph For Trump

“In case you weren’t counting — and I was — Trump uses the exact phrase “no collusion” seven times in that answer. He goes with the alternative “nobody’s found any collusion” once. Let’s call it a soft eight.” See Trump uses … Continue reading

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Winning Some And Losing Some

I was poking around PlugShare.com and found one of my favourite (accessible along well-travelled routes) EV charging stations was gone, the Shell station on the Trans-Canada Highway at Brandon, Manitoba. Anyway, three more take its place, one of which is … Continue reading

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The Last Gasp

“While the year saw the rise of Trump, this is not the beginning of his term, it is the end. As painful as it has been to watch him and his supporters rally, theirs is merely a last gasp of … Continue reading

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2018 – The Year of the EV in Canada

It’s true. Canada is lagging other developed nations in adoption of EVs. Just read the report, Stuck in Neutral, by Clean Energy Canada. We are several times less in adoption even compared to USA with Trump at the helm. We … Continue reading

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Gold

Gold Price Correlate the price of gold (weakness of USD) and the recent tax-cutting legislation and one notices that on the promise the USD grew stronger and on the facts the USD grew weaker. That’s what happens when one has … Continue reading

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The Writing On The Wall Is Green, Not Black

“GE’s deal-making worsened its exposure to fossil fuels. Rather than transforming into a clean energy powerhouse, GE doubled down on fossil fuels in 2015 by acquiring Alstom’s power business, which makes coal-fueled turbines. The $9.5 billion deal was GE’s biggest-ever … Continue reading

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Feast And Famine In Politics

“By deepening the national debt at a time when the economy doesn’t need help, the tax overhaul threatens to leave Congress with less wiggle room to respond when recovery from the Great Recession eventually dies. Normally, presidents ask Congress to borrow … Continue reading

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Mueller Socks It To Trump

The news of the day, besides the wallowing tax bill in the Senate of the USA, is that Michael Flint has made a deal with Mueller and that he was doing all this Russian work for the campaign. Chuckle. Now, … Continue reading

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Turkey Is One Of My Favourite Foods

“For decades, poultry breeders have transformed the genomes of turkeys, creating ever larger birds.” See Turkeys Are Twice as Big as They Were in 1960OK, I will eat just about anything that’s nutritious but I give extra points to stuff that’s … Continue reading

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