The Respect Journalists Deserve

Image Courtesy: OZinOH/Flickr IF the fight journalists face in countries where freedom of expression endangers their lives deserved recognition around the world, and it does… THEN they finally got it… BECAUSE Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Their work taking on Rodrigo Duterte and VladimirContinue reading “The Respect Journalists Deserve”

It’s Coming, And Nothing Can Be Done

Image Courtesy: TheDigitalArtist/Pixabay IF you’ve noticed that gas prices are rising to high levels lately… THEN you’re not alone, and completely correct… BECAUSE the world is suddenly facing an energy crisis. The world is re-opening after vaccinations are becoming more widespread, and people are in a rush to see the world again. The UK isContinue reading “It’s Coming, And Nothing Can Be Done”

More And More Reasons To Get Jabbed

Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF you know someone elsewhere in the country who is not vaccinated… THEN you can expect to see even less of them… BECAUSE the government’s new vaccine mandate is set to take effect. It’s becoming harder and harder to find a legitimate reason to not get the vaccine, as Andrew WigginsContinue reading “More And More Reasons To Get Jabbed”

The Fight Against Online Tyranny

Image Courtesy: Pixabay IF Facebook can “harm children” and “weaken our democracy”, according to a whistleblower… THEN surely some form of restrictions should be placed on tech giants… BECAUSE there are relatively none as things stand. Former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen testified before the U.S. Senate, and stated the more stringent regulations should beContinue reading “The Fight Against Online Tyranny”

Flouting Tax Rules Pt. 3

Image Courtesy: Pixabay IF you thought the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers leaks were bad… THEN brace yourself… BECAUSE the newly-released Pandora Papers leak is even bigger, in terms of the amount of data. 2.94 terabytes of data containing 11.9 million files detail how, despite the promise of crackdowns from governments across the world,Continue reading “Flouting Tax Rules Pt. 3”

Forced To Think About Atrocities

Image Courtesy: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press IF you want to take a vacation… THEN don’t do it on a day that is earmarked for a cause that you are supposedly in favour of… BECAUSE it gives the wrong impression. Justin Trudeau holidaying in Tofino, B.C. on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation drewContinue reading “Forced To Think About Atrocities”

Hindsight Is 20/20

Image Courtesy: Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press IF hindsight is 20/20… THEN the Canadian army must be feeling pretty silly right now… BECAUSE they started tracking the coronavirus in January 2020, yet they underestimated the virus’ threat. There was a chance to curb the virus’ effect, yet it was squandered. And here we are, in theContinue reading “Hindsight Is 20/20”

It May Not Be Much, But It’s A Start

Image Courtesy: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press IF the first Truth and Reconciliation Day inspires genuine change… THEN long may it continue… BECAUSE concrete change is long overdue. Indigenous Canadians are angry at having betrayed by governments, and although reaction from Indigenous Canadians has been mixed, it’s a start.

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, Kids

Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF American regulators approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids by Halloween… THEN Canadian kids still won’t get the jab for a while… BECAUSE Pfizer and BioNTech have only submitted data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Even though results are promising, supply chain issues and the timing of the originalContinue reading “Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, Kids”