One of the benefits of living in the most expensive city in Canada:
Vancouver, Canada: A mother and her young child in Chinatown were brutally struck to the ground by a black male on July 9. Shakwan Kelly jogged away but was later arrested.— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 22, 2022
He was quickly released from jail & failed to show up for court. He is now wanted. https://t.co/pWUPDBEI9r pic.twitter.com/Zd1Z83TrbT
Looks scary in red! pic.twitter.com/tfLq1woqkV— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) July 21, 2022
The scary red states vote Republican and the Democrats get the cool blue.
I was never a hardcore second amendment guy. Anyone who read me for years know that it wasn’t a big issue to me.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 9, 2022
As of now, it’s non-negotiable. We see what’s happening. Anyone supporting gun bans is persona non grata.
I form opinions based on reality. Reality now - it’s bad. https://t.co/9ueoFrZn0L
The US had a short vacation from the harsh realities of the world after the end of the Cold War. Debt and diversity have diminished its stature. Those who oppose the powers that be will be targeted. The reality is simple: unarmed people are easier to kill.
While the growing expansion of casinos and state-sanctioned sports betting steal the spotlight, state lotteries have nearly doubled in size over the past two decades, driving a multibillion-dollar wealth transfer from low-income U.S. communities to powerful multinational companies.
Life is tough. It's tougher when you're stupid.
On a snowy April day, Standifer stopped by the Korner Party Store in this Detroit suburb, its largest sign advertising “Beer Wine Lotto,” to buy scratch-off tickets. She buys scratch tickets three times daily. Four years ago, she won $1,000 on a $3 ticket, but she hasn’t won big since. [...]
“Yesterday I spent like $130 and I won like $85,” Standifer said, meaning she lost $45.
The US has been on an insane orgy of military spending since 9/11 at least. This big, bad war machine couldn't even defeat the Taliban after 20 years.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 15, 2022
That's because the real purpose isn't to win wars or security. It's this, as explained by Assange:pic.twitter.com/LgicTREiZd
American wars are simply a wicked method of transferring money from the taxpayer to the weapons manufacturers.
Anyone with these 5 traits will be a multi-millionaire without a Trust Fund and no familial support.— BowTiedBull - Read Pinned Tweet or NGMI (@BowTiedBull) July 19, 2022
1) delayed gratification
2) willingness to do garbage tasks you hate to win
3) high pain tolerance
5) self awareness
The overwhelming majority fail at 1.
Add up all the traits and, at most, 2% will become multi-millionaires.
Despite heading one of the only Western governments to still mandate face masks on rail transport, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was conspicuously maskless as he shook hands during a Monday photo op aboard an Okanagan, B.C., steam train.
The prime minister was not breaking any laws; the Kettle Valley Steam Railway is a heritage railroad not bound by federal transport regulations. However, the visit led to cries of hypocrisy nonetheless as COVID presumably can spread just as easily on tourist trains as aboard VIA Rail trains.
I went to the local train station early this month and noticed two different trains with a platform in the middle. VIA Rail on one side and a GO train on the other. Both were heading towards Toronto. I was in the GO train where almost zero people bothered with a mask. Looking outside, one could easily tell that everyone on the VIA Rail was masked. SCIENCE!
My rule: never set foot in the UAE, not even in transit. Recall the UK Phd student studying labor conditions & the Lebanese gynecologist with funny tweets. https://t.co/oEAMmKPUli— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) July 18, 2022
Yup. They have a few shiny buildings because their sand swims on oil. It looks like the 21st century but the mindset is from the 19th. The concept of human rights doesn't exist. Western governments won't even lift a finger if you get thrown in a cell on manufactured mischief. So, just don't go!
The same can be said for its lovely neighbor: Saud's Arabia.
NYT: What if we just became The Onion pic.twitter.com/0zSCwOXzVK— Mindy Furano (@MindyFurano) July 16, 2022
The governments in Canada don't have enough money to treat all the patients in the health care system. Solution? Start killing those pesky and costly old people.
A 71-year-old widower was admitted to a Southwestern Ontario hospital after a fall. His family says during his admission he contracted an infectious diarrheal illness. He was humiliated by staff for the smell of his room, his family said. He developed a new shortness of breath that was not comprehensively assessed. In this context, a hospital team member suggested he would qualify for MAiD. The team said he had end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and it was terminal. The patient was surprised by the diagnosis but trusted the team.
Within 48 hours of his first assessment, he received a medically assisted death. Post-mortem testing showed he did not have end-stage COPD. His family doctor, when notified of his death, also stated he did not have end-stage COPD, but the team had failed to contact her when they were assessing his history.
The law of death is getting an upgrade:
Although considered among the most permissive euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation in the world, Canada is poised to introduce mental illnesses to the country's medical assistance in dying (MAiD) legislation.
Oh, you support trump and other right wingers? Marked as "mentally ill". No point in wasting resources when you end up in the hospital.
American women complaining no one finds them attractive in foreign countries 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/KFCjjTZVbM— samirah (@SameeraKhan) July 16, 2022
Safety tip: don’t mess with an armed Florida Man. Video captured aspiring criminals knocking on a homeowner’s door in Escambia County, Florida last week.
Respect the game they really selling molds of faces for $10. Check the prices lmao.— BowTiedBull - Read Pinned Tweet or NGMI (@BowTiedBull) July 15, 2022
Protesting capitalism by giving money to a capitalist. Pure clown. https://t.co/1155ZvRLsk
Prickett feels he should have been transferred on the day of his accident to London Health Sciences Centre, the largest hospital in southwestern Ontario. It has the facilities and surgical expertise he needs to repair his leg — except, he said, a bed shortage in London had prevented him from leaving Wiarton.
"It blows my mind that in Ontario, we have these facilities and I can't get a broken bone fixed. I have to lie around with a broken bone in my body for four days," he said Wednesday. "It's so frustrating. I have no control.
Yup. The bizarre solution that many propose is more government spending to fix this problem. This is especially moronic as Ontario has the highest non-federal public debt in the world: CAD$455 billion. The government has no money. It must spike taxes today or crush your progeny with more debt to cover the bills.
Female chess grandmaster Hou Yifan has fallen out of the top 100 chess players - she’s now 101. The top 100 are now officially all men.— FischerKing (@FischerKing64) July 13, 2022
Last year, new graphics cards were sold out almost immediately upon delivery in stores. People would wait in line overnight to get theirs. Of course, some of them were scalpers who would sell the card online for over double the retail price. I saw $1,000 3080s going for over $2,500.
Now, the shortage is over. The glut is here! Stores have to move inventory as the new series of cards will be launched in the upcoming months. Nvidia just couldn't see their prospective customers suffer with crazy high prices. So, now they're offering some serious price cuts!
Such overwhelming kindness. Oh, their stock is down 55% from the top. Sad!
The Champion won't back down.
I couldn't travel on trains, take airplane flights, watch a movie on the big screen, eat in a restaurant or listen to a live orchestra because of Canada's vaxx mandates. It was nothing big. Though, there are people who're willing to lose a lot of money and invite reactions from monkeys when they publicly refuse the SUPER AWESOME FABULOUS vaccines.
Phillies Catcher J.T. Realmuto on not playing against Toronto due to Canada’s covid vax mandates:— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 12, 2022
“I’m a healthy 31-year old pro athlete and didn’t feel the need to get it… I’m not going to let Canada tell me what to put in my body.”
Breaking News!💯— Amherst Island Radio (@amherstislandfm) July 13, 2022
The Bank of Canada is expected to increase interest rates by 0.75 basis points. It will also release a more modern set of Canadian Bills that better reflect newly emerging Canadian values #winning #Canada @bankofcanada #Bank #Money #interestrates #ygk #ifb #ff pic.twitter.com/hRV7YTcZGf
Oh, those quaint colored people and their cute illegal hijinks!
The feminism part of the woke mindset goes into a convenient coma during these interactions.— Satish (@satish_anupindi) July 13, 2022
Surely, these progressive, woke, feminists would show up to understand and praise a non-Muslim, White guy who was interested in getting a third wife to help out with household chores.
When Nikon released the Z7, the Z7II, and finally the epic Z9, it was clear that DSLRs had been retired. They're simply too complicated and costly to produce. Mirrorless are smaller, lighter, and provide higher margins.
Japanese camera maker Nikon will withdraw from the single-lens reflex camera business and shift toward digital offerings amid intensifying competition from smartphone cameras, Nikkei has learned.
Nikon's SLR cameras have been widely used by professional photographers for more than 60 years and have come to be seen as synonymous with the Japanese company.
The D300 and the D800 were spectacular during their time.
The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark rate by 100 basis points on Wednesday, a surprise move that exceeded economist expectations, as the bank attempts to set a firehose against scorching inflation.
The unexpected and supersized increase comes after two consecutive 50 basis point hikes, bringing the policy interest rate to 2.5 per cent. It is the largest increase since 1998.
It's going to get ugly very fast for those who're leveraged to the gills. At least, we'll get a slightly better real estate market.
The 9.1% is the massaged, fake number to not make the government look bad and to not spike the social security payments. Counting rent, gas, and food, inflation is easily 20% for the last year.
"It just does, it just does."— AegisofZeus 🇬🇷 🇻🇦 🇨🇭 🇵🇱 (@AegisofZeus) July 12, 2022
Genius, what a repartee.
Hungary owned pic.twitter.com/sd7ZUmlmJy
His diplomatically astonished reaction in the last five seconds is universal.
When Don Jr retweeted me in 2016, CNN did a whole segment: “Why is Don Jr retweeting Cernovich, who is a bad person.”— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 11, 2022
2022 - it’s not newsworthy that the POTUS transfers cash to his son to buy drugs and interstate traffic prostitutes.
What a really stupid world we live in.
The Deep State and the media tried their best to bring down Trump with RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA and other manufactured stories. None stuck. When the Hunter Biden laptop story leaked, they jumped into action by blocking anyone online from reporting it and reframing it as a ... RUSSIAN PLOT TO HELP TRUMP!
Now that the economy is tanking and Creepy Joe is more of a senile walking corpse, they don't need to bring the hammer down on stories that make him look bad. The important question is: who will be the successor?
Story: A video is out which allegedly shows that Biden is weighing cocaine.
Fact check: Actually, Biden was simply measuring sugar for his cooking recipe.
In a noticeable change in tone Friday, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard told the legislature she is concerned about unexplained high death counts in the province in the second half of 2021 and will attempt to get to the bottom of what happened.
"I think that everybody wants to know," said Shephard under questioning from interim Liberal Leader Roger Melanson.
There is no widespread evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 US president election; only some specific, fine-tuned, well-targeted illegal actions in a few relevant states to tip the scales in favor of Creepy Joe.
Democrats were smart. They did illegal stuff (not my opinion it’s the law), won, used regime propagandists to claim the law wasn’t broken, and it’s too late to unwind the crime. You may not like it, doesn’t matter. https://t.co/tfgfpioBbT— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 9, 2022
Canada will return a repaired turbine to Germany that is needed for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline and could help to ensure continued flows of energy until Europe can end its dependency on Russian gas, Canada's minister of natural resources said.
Ukraine's energy and foreign ministries said the decision amounted to adjusting sanctions imposed on Moscow "to the whims of Russia" and called for it to be reversed.
The Canadian government said in a statement on Saturday it was issuing a "time-limited and revocable permit" to exempt the return of turbines from its Russian sanctions and also announced new measures against Moscow in response to its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
After all that, they still decide to posture:
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said on Saturday in a statement that "Canada is unwavering in its support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity ... Canada will not relent in pressuring the Russian regime".
Biden asked to react to the assassination of Shinzo Abe:— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 8, 2022
“This is the first use of a weapon to murder someone in Japan. I think we have thus far have—I think—3,000. Don’t hold me to the number, 688 or between 3 and 4 thousand cases. They have 1. 1. 1.”pic.twitter.com/8EohfQ9lci
A group of deranged teenagers were caught on camera laughing and taking videos as they beat an elderly man to death with a traffic cone in Philadelphia last month, according to police.
Since the race of the teenagers is not mentioned, the answer is obvious.
Rogers services appear to be coming back online, after a daylong outage at the telecom giant that left millions of Canadians without internet and cellular service, while also disrupting government services and payment systems.
It's logical that Rogers customers couldn't use their telephone or internet services. However, Canadians who have nothing to do with Rogers couldn't use their bank debit cards in grocery stores, restaurants, taxis, etc.
It gets worse:
Rogers-owned flanker brands like Fido and Chatr also went offline, as did services not directly controlled by Rogers, such as emergency services, travel and financial networks. [...]
Government services including already bottlenecked passport offices, Service Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency are also affected.
It would be easier to list services that weren't affected. The Internet traffic in Canada declined by 25% because of this outage. Rogers has been making sweet profits for decades thanks to their market power in Canada. Yet, they couldn't build a robust system. It's time for the fat cats to lose weight.
My passport expired late last year. I waited and went to the post office to mail my application in February. I got the passport a month later. Too many people didn't bother in the winter and now we've got long queues.
As passport processing delays and long lineups persist at Service Canada offices, the federal government is looking to buy 801 chairs for people standing in line by the end of this week.
That precise number made me laugh. Of course, Prime Minister Zoolander is doing his very best to get to the root of this problem:
The request for the additional seating was posted just days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the formation of a special cabinet committee "task force to improve government services."
The 10 ministers on the committee have been tasked with tackling the "unacceptable" backlogs with immigration and passport applications, though with no clear timelines attached to this task.
The geezers are on it!
It's a simple supply issue. The government didn't forecast the spike in demand and so they didn't bother hiring and training sufficient numbers of workers. At least, it's still possible to apply and get a new passport in 48 hours. There are certain federal government applications where the response time is not measured in hours, days, weeks, or months! It takes years for a bureaucrat to even look at your documents. Why doesn't the government charge higher fees and employ more people to speed up that process? Can't even think of an answer.
Honestly we are reliving the 70’s. Gas shortages, high interest rates, crime out of control. Democrats were in charge back then, too.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 7, 2022
If history repeats, then the Democrats will lose big in 2024.
Citi says oil will collapse to $65 per barrel.— Ari Ozick (@ariozick) July 5, 2022
JPM says oil could go up to $380 per barrel.
I think that's everything you need to know about market forecasting.
Competitive skateboarder Taylor Silverman said in a new interview that the 29-year-old transgender competitor who won a recent tournament against girls as young as 10 should not be allowed in the women’s division. Ricci Tres, a transgender woman, captured The Boardr Open after vanquishing second-place finisher Shiloh Catori, 13, of Florida, last weekend.
“I’m not going to go and be easy on them because they’re kids,” the Navy veteran said.
She also downplayed the possibility that she enjoyed any inherent advantages.
Silverman noted that an increasing number of transgender competitors have been entering — and winning — skateboarding events.
“This happened to me on three separate occasions, two of which I placed second,” she said. “There are several skaters doing this in skateboarding.”
A 50-year home loan might sound depressing to some, but perhaps not if the alternative is never being able to buy a property. Long-term fixed-rate mortgages are an emerging financial product that should in theory allow first-time buyers who are currently priced out of the market to get on the housing ladder.
By spreading the repayments over longer – the average for mortgages taken out this year is 29 years – buyers should be able to borrow up to eight times their income, rather than the current average of 3.2 times, say potential providers.
50 years? Those are rookie numbers. Go for 100-year mortgages! The boomers racked up huge budget deficits and exploded the public debt. Might as well add mortgages for the grandchildren. It's not like all that debt will be paid back.
lol there’s no margin in gasoline. They make their money on the sodas and junk food. This is Franchise 101 level knowledge, which the leader of the free world is lacking. https://t.co/9rhAyk51sp— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 2, 2022
I would have expected people to move a few hundred thousand dollars of cash in luggage since it would be easy to conceal. This girl went all in: suitcases filled with cash.