Monday, January 23, 2023

Monday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.

- Jessica Corsetti reports on Greta Thunberg's message that the wealthiest few value their own short-term profit-taking over the future of humanity. Paul Kahnert discusses how the privatization of health care is just the latest example of conservative heists from the public. And Sophia Harris reports on the lack of progress in the Competition Bureau's investigation into bread price fixing even in the face of Loblaws' confession.  

- Jordan Uhl reports on a fossil fuel tycoon's attempt to silence Beto O'Rourke from even talking about the connection between massive donations and preferential treatment from a Republican governor. And Lisa Song examines the current state of knowledge as to the dangers of gas stoves (even as the oil and gas sector tries to shout down any inquiry into their effects). 

- The Red Deer Advocate reports on a new study showing the cost of starting up new, politically-controlled police services is far higher than assumed by the UCP (as well as the Sask Party). And Ryan Little, Adam Willis and Ben Conarck report on the impact of group violence reduction strategies in reducing the homicide rate in West Baltimore. 

- Gregory Beatty writes about the attempt by private religious schools to undermine the public education system in Saskatchewan.

- Finally, Carolyn Harper talks to Eric Topol about the lack of resources being put into preventing and treating long COVID at a point when a large proportion of the population is being set up to suffer from it. 


  1. Anonymous12:38 p.m.

    Great piece of reporting here by Charles Rusnell

  2. Phillip Huggan6:50 p.m.

    In the long run climate links up with space engineering. 3x hydrogen might be too much but it would stimulate space technologies. If we had the USA's natural gas export economy already, we might be enough for space. But you can lose expertise decades early unless you frack more. I'm looking at the RW's position on rocket pads and materials science. I've several hubs planned for mining Triton and have backwards chained.
    Washington has custom animal feeders for introducing new/bred species. Eventually secure space food. Vitamin new foods need to be optimally uptaked and measured, maybe @home washroom sensors.
    Nanaimo needs magnetic bearings to replace linear motors and pneumatic controls in existing aquariums and aquaculture a goal being to demonstrate limit range of motion micron-tech w/ cleaning and maintenance. The psychology of species is to be improved. Both hubs get magnetic clothes for exercise. The Beryllium hub might be bigger than Edm's. The Pb hub may help Jovian missions earlier; I want water from some ice moon even without good nano. Edmonton's hub needs wafer laser sealed UHV. Magnetic bearings too. Wpg is 1-2 classified temp work hubs. Radiation drugs. I'm not sure neuro-imaging, it starts in TO and Hfx lensing EM radiation. Mtl will run into fluorescent and laser sensing cost ceilings for each potential I-of-T network. I will diffuse nano to where there is aluminum in Canada for 15 years and then to two USA hubs, with the buildup along the way using new micron equipment. RF coils is trickier. In 3000 I'll take 20 people to where space is less dense and we can Sally Ross more people after a fast ship is invented.
    If the wealthiest people enable these technologies three times as many amneties may be passed down as now Carnegie amneties are there.