The Objective Truth - And A Couple Of Informed Opinions
You may not like the truth, or believe it, or understand it - but it's still true.         The Other Page
First, What Is The "Truth"?
It might surprise you to learn there are 3 kinds of truth.
Objective Truth:   This is the only truth that really matters. Also known as scientific objectivity, it is something that is true for everyone, whether they agree with it or not. Objective Truths can be tested, observed, and recorded.
Personal Truth:   Also called subjective truth, it is just a belief or opinion. It is true to the person who believes it, but may not be true for anyone else. Remember: Your personal truth has no effect on reality.
Political Truth:   Sometimes called Argumentum ad populum, it is trying to make people believe something is true by repeating it over and over.
It also means believing in something because many other people believe it.
But regardless of how many people believe something, that doesn't make it a fact.
HEY!   It's Past The Time To Get Angry....
Canadian Government are saying that they will be raising taxes to cover the costs of the Covid response.
The government "response" was too little, too late, and then make lame excuses while people died. And now we're supposed to pay more taxes?
How many politicians were laid off? How many politicians were evicted from their homes, or lost their businesses? I'll bet it was Zero.
UPDATE: In January 2021 Ontario 'lost' more than 153,000 jobs. According to Statistics Canada, about 214,000 jobs were lost across the country - but most were lost in Ontario and Quebec.
These jobs weren't really 'lost.' They were killed by the incompetent politicians like Ford, who haven't learned anything from the first wave, and the more advanced countries like Sweden and Australia.
It's time for the lockdowns to be over and the stay-at-home orders to be discarded.
It's time for Canadians to stand up to these prevaricating buffoons.
ATTENTION!   You Need To Know....
I am NOT anti-mask.   But I am very much anti-stupid.
A proper, medically-rated mask can protect you from other people, and protect them from you.
Only a fool wears a "neck gator" or a single-layer mask made of stretchy fabric.
I don't like wearing a mask. It makes it hard to breathe and harder to communicate. But, I will wear it when required.
Being required to wear a mask is not an attack on my "freedom".
But dumb fuckers with their neck gators and polyester masks are an insult to science and common sense.
Have you had enough of Ford yet?
Most people are tired of this "Mini-Trump"
July 27, 2020.
The Ontario premier Doug Ford has slammed more than 200 "reckless and careless" people who attended a massive party in Brampton, Ont., saying the full extent of the law needs to be thrown at these "yahoos."
What about the obese yahoo who told people, "Don't go the the cottage on the May 24th weekend" and then went to his cottage.
What about the pathetic excuse for a leader who had two of his daughters who live in different households visiting his home over Mother's Day weekend, thereby breaking Ontario's prescribed COVID-19 physical distancing measures.
What about the clown and his minions who defended bylaw officers who ticketed people for going to a Toronto park, then took seifies of each other in the same park.
I am getting sick and tired of these overbearing, over-bloated tyrants who think they are beyond the rules and above the law.
Ford released a list of "essential businesses" that experts labeled "politically motivated". Like any bully, he has blustered and threatened, yapping on about laws against profiteering, and commercial evictions. But try to find evidence of these laws. They don't appear to exist.
Just like that other arrogant ass Donald Trump, Ford has always taken the politically expedient route - and ignored the needs of the people who so foolishly voted him into office.
When the next election comes around I hope that mistake won't be repeated.
What Would A 6-Year-Old Do?
If a child wants to make something more important or exciting, what to they do?
They add color.
"This part is red, and this is yellow...."
Really? Like Red Zones and Yellow Zones?
These politicians should grow up. Those color codes don't impress adults.
What does a child do when they don't get their own way?
They sulk, threaten, or try to bully people.
"You better watch out. I'm gonna come after you....."
Really? Like threatening commercial landlords, and profiteers, and party-goers, and small businesses that are trying to survive?
Children don't do anything. They just make threats.
These politicians should grow up. Those threats don't impress adults.
What is a child's favorite weapon?
Name-calling. Using inaccurate labels to insult people.
"What a bunch of yahoos...." or Those clowns....
Here's a dose of reality for Ontario's 6-year-old premiere. People who go to the beach, or attend parties, or social gatherings are not yahoos or clowns.
They are the citizens that Ford has utterly failed to protect and serve.
Many articles on these pages are critical of government and presumed authorities. These are not insults. They are - in the opinion of this writer - accurate physical and mental descriptions of the leadership that has failed us all.
And the voters are to blame. Democracy only works if the citizens are smart enough to see through the veil of smarmy bullshit, and vote for the candidate based on their experience and ability.
Voting based on political affiliation is the surest road to disasters like Trump and Ford.
Google - The Worthless Search Engine....
Threatens To Leave Australian.   So What?
Australia says tech giants like Google should pay for news that appears in search results, or is shared on their platforms.
Google - already world-famous for avoiding taxes while maximizing profits - says commercial agreements with every news organization - or enter forced arbitration - would be "unworkable".
So, if Google pulled out would it make a difference?
Not really.   In my opinion, Google sucks.
Google doesn't show you what you are searching for. It shows you what it wants you to see.   And the results are heavily censored.
Bing is a little better, and Yahoo appears to be the same as Bing. And both of them have a 'SafeSearch' option. Google doesn't need it because they have made that decision for you.
So, what happens if Google leaves Australia?
Australia would be better off.
WARNING!   It's Time To Get Angry....
On December 26th Ontario will be subjected to another 'Lockdown'. Even though it didn't help the last time, and won't help now.
More homes lost, more businesses closed, more lives destroyed - just so the bullfrog and his cronies can maintain their feeling of power.
How many politicians will be laid off? How many politicians will lose their income, their homes, or their businesses? A good guess would be "Zero".
And now - in the middle of January - we find the vaccine 'rollout' is a complete disaster. As usual.
If you want something - anything - royally fucked up, let the government do it.
What will it take for Canadians to show some backbone and stand up to the lying and pathetically incompetent politicians?   This would be a good time - and a good reason.
The Huge Covid Lies That Keep Growing
The world really needs to wake up to the truth.
The only "new normal" is Covid is here to stay. It isn't going away, and it won't be wiped out.
There won't be a vaccine because the virus keeps evolving. Eventually there will be a Covid Shot, just like the Flu Shot. And it will be just as ineffective as the Flu Shot.
Governments and health experts are squawking about "the second wave". They are finding record numbers of new cases - at the same time they are completing a record number of new tests. But, what the authorities and the media don't talk about is how few people are dying in this second wave.
The reason is brutally simple: Most of the people who were susceptible to Covid died in the first wave. People with coronary and arterial diseases were vulnerable. And obesity was the primary factor.
In the first wave the death rate was 8% to 9%.   In this second wave the death rate is up to 2.4%.   In the third wave (May 2021) the death rate will be about 0.025%.
And, the number of "new cases" is meaningless.
Because not everybody has been tested.   So these cases might have been here all along, and the authorities didn't know about it.   Fact: More than 80% of people who contract Covid have no symptoms, or very mild symptoms.
And, why test people at all?   So, you test positive. Then what?   There is no drug, no cure, no real help.
The only treatment is symptomatic.   If you can't breathe the nurse gives you oxygen.   If you get really sick you can go to the hospital to die.   That's about it.
The only real winners are the companies manufacturing the test kits and providing the results.
The only losers are the front-line heath-care workers who are needlessly put at risk conducting these pointless tests.
If you read the news with the certain knowledge that all politicians are liars and the news media is only reporting bad news, then you will begin to see the lies for yourself.
Lies like: The 2020 'flu season.'   Wait a minute.   How can there be a flu season when everybody is wearing masks and keeping 6 feet apart?
Is it because the masks that most people wear are totally ineffective - and viruses travel more than 15 feet in normal conversation?
Yeah. Could be.
Another Lie: The businesses that are labeled 'essential' by politicians. Some are truly necessary, but Gyms, Dance Studios, and Pet Salons?   My dog can get a haircut but I can't?
At the beginning of November Canada's top doctors and experts say a mask should be 3 layers thick to provide proper protection.
WTF?   This flu nonsense has been around since March, and they waited 8 months to drop this pearl of wisdom.
Is it any wonder people have Covid Fatigue?
The list of lies goes on and on.
So, protect yourself - and stop trusting political leaders, experts, and authorities. They are only interested in serving themselves.
The Time Change - Again?
Once again the politicians have failed.
It was such an easy decision:   Eliminate the seasonal time change.
What does the time change do to our bodies? It is a shock to the bodies' internal clock, much like the jet lag experienced after flying across time zones.
Real medical research shows that the disruption to the internal clock can cause increased rates of car accidents, heart attacks, stroke, weight gain, anxiety, and workplace injuries. There are many reasons, both biological and financial, why the time change is a bad idea.
Daylight saving time started in Ontario in 1918, and apparently the politicians haven't advanced since then. Ontario could put an end to bi-annual clock changes and permanently adapt daylight saving time if they had any backbone.
But Ontario's leaders say the change would only happen if New York and Quebec did the same.
What a bunch of pussies.
Saskatchewan stopped the time-change nonsense in 1972 - almost 48 years ago. This year Yukon scrapped the time change - without waiting for Alaska and British Columbia to do the same.
It seems there are some leaders with balls.
Ontario's leader just has rolls.
Hey News Media!   Start Acting Professional
Keep it simple, and just give us the facts.
Rule #1:   Don't reprint Tweets.   Social media - including Twitter - is not a reliable news source. Social media and public platforms are little more than uninformed opinions and unverified half-truths. Quoting and reprinting that content doesn't make you authoritative: It's just a lazy way of filling space.
Rule #2:   Get rid of the clickbait.   Real, trustworthy news sites don't have 'Sponsored Content' or 'Selected For You' or 'What's Trending' on their pages. They have news, and that's what we want.
Rule #3:   You don't need cookies.   These data packets stored on the user's computer have been around since 1995, and are only needed for shopping carts and password-authenticated secure sites.
On news and media sites cookies are for tracking the user's movements, and that information is sold to advertisers.
So, stop telling the readers that "cookies are required to operate and enhance" your page when their sole purpose is to put more money on your pocket.
Rule #4:   No More Auto-Play Videos!   Intelligent people are tired of these useless video clips. We don't want (or need) the insulting advertising, and we don't need the over-dramatized presentation of distorted opinions and second-rate production values.
Just print the story, and let the brainless masses click on the video link.
The Conspiracy Of Lies And Stupidity
Politicians in many areas are trading blame and pointing fingers at each other as new Covid variants are discovered. They are saying that restrictions were lifted too early, allowing the new strains to slip in.
These clowns are missing the point: The virus isn't traveling on somebody's luggage or stuck to the bottom of their shoes. The Covid virus is evolving everywhere at once. It isn't traveling - it's changing as it grows.
Similar environmental conditions will produce similar evolutionary patterns.
So, stop wasting everybody's time with lock-downs and restrictions, and start diverting resources to support medical research and competent vaccine distribution. The country and the world needs positive action - not negative consequences.
And, Stop Lying To The Public!
According to the news media, Ontario has vaccinated only half the number previously reported. The politicians called this a "data error" otherwise known as a lie.
Again we see proof that these dishonest political hacks will say and do anything to make themselves look good, while ignoring or minimizing the damage they have caused.
WARNING!   It's Time To Get Angry....
The vaccine is on its way. Maybe. We'll all get the shot and be saved. Eventually. The medical people are bragging they can vaccinate 1,000 people a day. At that rate it will take 45 years to do everybody in Ontario.
Now there is a U.K. and African variant of Covid, and the new vaccine won't be nearly as effective in stopping them. If the testing procedures were more advanced the scientists would discover multiple variations in the virus DNA.
Intelligent people knew this would happen. Only religious idiots who deny evolution didn't see it coming. Viruses do evolve - in real time.
So, this is our future: More lock-downs, layoffs, business closures, and needless suffering. It's time for Canadians show some backbone and kick these lying politicians to the curb.
More Covid Lies and Distortions.
November 12, 2020:
Lately there have been news stories about what "COVID-19 modeling" suggests, and the potential disaster of the (much overblown) second wave.
Computer modeling?   Really?   Now these "experts" are asking a computer to look into the future.
The output from computer modeling depends on the information provided, and what the computer is asked to do with that information.   The predictions are no more accurate than any mystic, medium, or Ouija Board would give you.
And who are these "experts" anyway?   Every news site is quoting these unnamed "experts" to lend importance to their op-ed pieces.
Enough already!   Name the 'Expert' you are referring to. Provide a link to the 'Study' you are quoting.
Basically - put up or shut up.
Mature, intelligent people are suffering from Covid fatigue. The politicians in Canada - and particularly Ontario - have really dropped the ball. A million people out of work, hundreds of businesses closed, and the economy completely rat-fucked.
Our children will be paying for this mess for the next twenty years - and not a single life was saved.
A Message To The Media, About:
Stock Photos, Opinions, & Covid
We all know what police cars look like, and police hats, and police tape, and police badges, and so on.
If you don't have a photo of the actual incident then don't use a photo at all.
All news and media outlets should have original photos - even amateur ones. Everybody has a phone, and all phones have cameras, so why is anybody using stock photos?
Opinions? It's time you started labeling most of those "news stories" as opinions, and stop trying to present Op-Eds as facts.
Sure, you can call it 'analysis' but it's just the slanted bias of the writer.
Just give me the facts. I'll form my own opinions.
And, enough with the Covid shit already. We're all tired of seeing 99% of the news filled with Covid 'horror stories' and things I "need to know".
Fact: More than 80% of people who contract Covid have minor symptoms - or none at all. So, for every bad news Covid story you have to run 4 stories about people who got the flu, recovered, and said, 'it was no big deal.'
If you pretend to be a "fair and balanced" publication, start with that.
Go back to being a "News" outlet and providing a real public service, then your web sites might be worth reading.
Have You Ever Noticed....
Movie Screens are horizontal.
Car windshields are horizontal.
Televisions are horizontal.
Computer monitors are horizontal.
So why are so many idiots still filming vertically?
And while we're on the subject....
What is going on here?
Is it because the fool who took the photo or cropped the photo is incompetent?
Or is the page layout nerd so anal that they insist all photos must be landscape orientation?
Either way..... Stop It!