Fri, 17 Jan 2020

2020: A Radio Show, Bringing Consumer Choice to Davos, and Fighting for Science

via @consumerchoicec

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/2020-a-radio-show-bringing-consumer-choice-to-davos-and-fighting-for-science/

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

The debate over hazard reduction burns after ‘catastrophic’ fire threat

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/the-debate-over-hazard-reduction-burns-after-catastrophic-fires/news-story/c06b3e6f9bc7429128d03bdf18a40486

Bjorn Lomborg: Empty gestures trivialize the very serious challenge of climate change

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-empty-gestures-trivialize-the-very-serious-challenge-of-climate-change/

The legacy of Prohibition, 100 years later - CBS News

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/prohibition-legacy-100-years-after-the-volstead-act/?utm_source=morning_brew

Health Insurance Companies Can Charge People Who Vape Up to 50% More - VICE

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/akwgez/health-insurance-companies-can-charge-people-who-vape-up-to-50-more

I Support Trump’s Tariffs but Need an Exemption - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-support-trumps-tariffs-but-need-an-exemption-11578441310

Prohibition: By Ken Burns | PBS

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/watch-video/#id=2082675582

Greta Thunberg: At Davos we will tell world leaders to abandon the fossil fuel economy | Opinion | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/10/greta-thunberg-davos-tycoons-fossil-fuels-dismantle-climate-crisis

Facebook Glitch Reveals Greta Thunburg's Father Posting As Teenage Climate Activist | Zero Hedge

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/youve-scripted-my-childhood-facebook-glitch-reveals-greta-thunburgs-father-posting

Wed, 15 Jan 2020

Ghosn’s Flight Rebukes Unjust Criminal Prosecutions

https://www.theepochtimes.com/ghosns-flight-rebukes-unjust-criminal-prosecutions_3204498.html

Considering a New Job? Beware a Culture Misfit - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/considering-a-new-job-beware-a-culture-misfit-11579084201?mod=hp_lead_pos11

Senators propose over $1 billion for 5G alternatives to China's Huawei

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/14/senators-propose-over-1-billion-for-5g-alternatives-to-chinas-huawei.html

Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killer’s iPhones

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/14/technology/apple-iphone-pensacola-shooting.html

In your face: Planes are getting more efficient but passenger taxes drive airlines out of business


via @ConsumerChoiceC @fredcyrusroeder

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/in-your-face-planes-are-getting-more-efficient-but-passenger-taxes-drive-airlines-out-of-business/

Australia's fire-driven storms are pumping smoke into the stratosphere | New Scientist

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2230017-australias-fire-driven-storms-are-pumping-smoke-into-the-stratosphere/

23andMe has sold the rights to develop a drug based on its users’ DNA | New Scientist

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2229828-23andme-has-sold-the-rights-to-develop-a-drug-based-on-its-users-dna/

The world is getting better

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Drops by Largest Amount on Record

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/u-s-cancer-death-rate-drops-by-largest-amount-on-record-11578484809

When Government Drew the Color Line

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/02/22/when-government-drew-the-color-line/

Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/wind-turbines-are-neither-clean-nor-green-and-they-provide-zero-global-energy/?fbclid=IwAR3z48kmp_rbjtB__WaJYGx_rLLNdfLu8wSiTUAl7cyoUHM79TVVUVTzqvE

Tue, 14 Jan 2020

It's time for the UK to bring drug approval into the 21st century - CapX



by @FredCyrusRoeder

https://capx.co/its-time-for-the-uk-to-bring-drug-approval-into-the-21st-century/

Federal Court Rules That Border Officers Can’t Arbitrarily Search Our Electronic Devices

https://www.aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/federal-court-rules-that-border-patrol-cant-arbitrarily-search-our-electronic-devices/

Barr Asks Apple to Unlock Pensacola Killer’s Phones, Setting Up Clash - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/us/politics/pensacola-shooting-iphones.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Technology

Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Fri, 10 Jan 2020

Health Insurance Companies Can Charge People Who Vape Up to 50% More - VICE

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/akwgez/health-insurance-companies-can-charge-people-who-vape-up-to-50-more

The Specter of Social Inflation Haunts Insurers - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-specter-of-social-inflation-haunts-insurers-11577442780

A Teenager’s Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/the-weekly/sickle-cell-dna-reset.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

Le génie génétique est une occasion scientifique à saisir


par @wirtzbill

@consumerchoicec

https://www.latribune.fr/opinions/tribunes/le-genie-genetique-est-une-occasion-scientifique-a-saisir-836795.html

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

50% bad idea of the week. Upzoning good. Social housing not the right answer.


Maryland Housing Package Combines Upzoning With Vienna-Style Social Housing

https://reason.com/2020/01/09/maryland-housing-package-combines-upzoning-with-vienna-style-social-housing/

IKEA is on a mall-buying spree in London

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/09/ikea-buys-west-london-shopping-mall-for-170m-in-city-centre-push

Editorial: U-Haul's anti-nicotine policy is creepy and inappropriate - Los Angeles Times

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-08/u-hauls-creepy-and-invasive-anti-nicotine-policy

Lots of Teens Are Still Shunning Cars

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-01-08/percentage-of-teenage-drivers-falls-again-in-sign-of-peak-cars?cmpid=BBD010820_CITYLAB&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=200108&utm_campaign=citylabdaily

138 passengers aboard plane that crashed in Iran were connecting to Canada



This included several alumni of my alma matar Concordia University in Montréal

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-63-canadians-among-those-killed-after-ukrainian-airliner-crashes-in/

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Inside Carlos Ghosn’s Great Escape: A Train, Planes and a Big Black Box - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/inside-carlos-ghosns-great-escape-a-train-planes-and-a-big-black-box-11578445084?mod=hp_lead_pos3

1: Consumer Choice Radio

http://1ccradio.yael.at

Why Down Under Is Burning Up

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-down-under-is-burning-up-11578441348?shareToken=ste8cf3a94d0b4476d991215175ccc8fb5&reflink=share_mobilewebshare

Mon, 06 Jan 2020

How China Tracks Everyone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLo3e1Pak-Y&feature=youtu.be

WEST VIRGINIA, MOUNTAIN MOMMA

WV gubernatorial candidate: Legalize and tax marijuana, and then fund health care with that revenue

#smartcannabispolicy

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/op_ed_commentaries/jody-murphy-legalize-and-tax-marijuana-and-then-fund-health/article_e4b3b9f1-0e28-5a9e-a353-fb82262a416f.html

Your employer should stay out of your private life, including nicotine use

https://nypost.com/2020/01/05/your-employer-should-stay-out-of-your-private-life-including-nicotine-use/

How China is redrawing the map of world science

https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-019-01124-7/index.html

Sun, 05 Jan 2020

Mass Surveillance With Edward Snowden and Jared Leto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv_ZQM-reH8

Mon, 30 Dec 2019

Former Intelligence Chiefs Fit Perfectly into Media Advocacy Culture | National Review

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/former-intelligence-chiefs-fit-perfectly-into-media-advocacy-culture/

Billionaire behind 'Fortnite' invests millions in N.C. forest conservation | MNN - Mother Nature Network

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/fortnite-founder-sweeney-invests-millions-forest-conservation-north-carolina

Mon, 23 Dec 2019

How to run your own Tor node

https://community.torproject.org/relay/

This is the journalism I support



Move over, White Claw? Here’s what we’ll be drinking in 2020

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2019/12/21/move-over-white-claw-heres-what-well-be-drinking-in-2020/?utm_campaign=post_most&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Conrad Black on RexTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV7jkLUIZKQ

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

A Virginia delegate just proposed a state-wide upzoning bill

https://ggwash.org/view/75267/a-virginia-delegate-just-proposed-a-bill-that-would-ban-single-family-zoning

Since Adolescent Drug Use Trends Are Otherwise Unalarming, Let’s Freak Out About Vaping

https://reason.com/2019/12/19/since-adolescent-drug-use-trends-are-otherwise-unalarming-lets-freak-out-about-vaping/

Germany’s Uber ban is bad for consumers and the environment

by @FredCyrusRoeder

via @consumerchoicec

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/germanys-uber-ban-is-bad-for-consumers-and-the-environment/?fbclid=IwAR1DIZsidDdJJT6mANmaWhJIp5zFxEvOppxB4Xy51i5oMl6nH-YIu3FUs18

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

The Feds Get Permission To Seize Edward Snowden’s Book Profits

https://reason.com/2019/12/18/the-feds-get-permission-to-seize-edward-snowdens-book-profits/?fbclid=IwAR31wn373VNjcUDZDYaQEsXntG2DkCDqtHjWc8EdmTJgV8SSnRxXwVpQz3E

Wed, 18 Dec 2019

What NZ can learn from Canada's cannabis experiment


by @clementliberty 4 @consumerchoicec

#smartcannabispolicy across #CANZUK!

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/118293574/what-nz-can-learn-from-canadas-cannabis-experiment

Les misères du système de santé canadien : listes d’attente, équipement désuet et pénuries de personnel


via @iedm_montreal

https://www.iedm.org/fr/les-miseres-du-systeme-de-sante-canadien-listes-dattente-equipement-desuet-et-penuries-de-personnel/

Protest Calls for Termination of China’s Belt and Road Agreement in Victoria

https://www.theepochtimes.com/protest-calls-for-termination-of-chinas-belt-and-road-agreement-in-victoria_3177526.html

Secretive Surveillance Court Rebukes FBI Over Handling of Wiretapping of Trump Aide - WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/secretive-surveillance-court-rebukes-fbi-over-handling-of-surveillance-of-trump-aide-11576615299?mod=djemwhatsnews

Tort lawyer tries to extort $200 million, gets burned


via @consumerchoicec

#legalreform

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/tort-lawyer-tries-to-extort-200-million-gets-burned/

The @ConsumerChoiceC Launches #21Democracy Project to Counter Authoritarian Influence

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/consumer-choice-center-launches-21democracy-project-to-counter-authoritarian-influence/

Freelance journalists sue over California’s new contracting law



Great job and initiative by @PacificLegal!

https://pacificlegal.org/press-release/freelance-journalists-sue-over-californias-new-contracting-law/?fbclid=IwAR1yi1pWdw_McoAcriyygioPATAPq1uihJ6eSo7nf8rMOXcgX5F9pV1MS3U

The @ConsumerChoiceC Launches #21Democracy Project to Counter Authoritarian Influence

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/consumer-choice-center-launches-21democracy-project-to-counter-authoritarian-influence/

As Predicted, California's Gig Economy Labor Rules Are Already Backfiring

via @consumerchoicec

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/as-predicted-californias-gig-economy-labor-rules-are-already-backfiring/?fbclid=IwAR3hPNqIjlms-eXvW6F3gg9FZDPaZpjcMZZBbyJaBX-74YX5yCAQWRApu9c

Tue, 17 Dec 2019

There's a simple reason your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your data, and serving you ads

https://www.businessinsider.com/smart-tv-data-collection-advertising-2019-1?utm_source=reddit.com

The 2010s Have Been Amazing


by @johanknorberg

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-2010s-have-been-amazing-11576540377?fbclid=IwAR3LC_zdpjV4I4kB3A3DkoM27qpzLmSd08gamnAXaDhlyw56KbuSF9OWY3M

Mon, 16 Dec 2019

How Can We Improve #Healthcare Today?



via @consumerchoicec

https://consumerchoicecenter.org/how-can-we-improve-healthcare-today/

Anti-Apple ad, in response to Apple marking Crimea as Russian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ypHxzlCE5c&fbclid=IwAR3MfB-B_8FpsuYfgSJiwVsIXuCbHkg5QqGV5WoDA01Ed_UKQlLNFjsZaes&app=desktop

Thu, 12 Dec 2019

Vaping is a more effective smoke reduction tool than government policies – The Politics Society


@wirtzbill
@consumerchoicec

https://www.politicsatnyu.org/zeitgeist/2019/12/vaping-is-a-more-effective-smoke-reduction-tool-than-government-policies/

Wed, 11 Dec 2019

China Imprisoned More Journalists Than Any Other Country in 2019: CPJ Report

https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-imprisoned-more-journalists-than-any-other-country-in-2019-cpj-report_3170474.html

Chinese Intelligence Operation in Australia

https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-intelligence-operation-in-australia_3165237.html

Tue, 10 Dec 2019

The real US patent 'crisis'

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/473757-the-real-us-patent-crisis

Mon, 09 Dec 2019

Why Europe will choose the US over China

https://www.ft.com/content/d6ec28de-1a61-11ea-9186-7348c2f183af

Democrats embrace exact surveillance tactics they used to warn about

https://nypost.com/2019/12/07/democrats-have-embraced-the-exact-surveillance-tactics-they-used-to-warn-about/

A Woman’s Journey Through China’s Detention Camps

http://oss.yael.at/arc/2019/12/09/microblog.html?ts=1575897656
Link Source: The Daily

Why Most Programmers Get Pagination Wrong – Java, SQL and jOOQ.

https://blog.jooq.org/2016/08/10/why-most-programmers-get-pagination-wrong/

Fri, 06 Dec 2019

America’s Education Problem - The Daily

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/podcasts/the-daily/education.html

Thu, 05 Dec 2019

Pot never should have been illegal in the first place

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/31/pot-never-should-have-been-illegal-editorials-debates/1838195002/

China destroys sassy bots after they bash communism

https://nypost.com/2017/08/04/china-destroys-sassy-bots-after-they-bash-communism/?fbclid=IwAR3fuIzZqYWeOyER9hHb8EC7QJ36H1S3ixnMC9FQ_F-HFdFVf2yMjG8lbWA

Fake Meat vs. Real Meat

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/well/eat/fake-meat-vs-real-meat.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

EU may block Austria’s proposed glyphosate weed killer ban

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/12/04/eu-may-block-austrias-proposed-glyphosate-weed-killer-ban/

Why Not a Pacific Northwest Bullet Train?

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/12/cascadia-high-speed-rail-train-seattle-portland-vancouver/602926/?utm_source=feed

Bolt expands South African operations to small towns

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AFRICATopNews/~3/PRtMbE6tbik/idAFKBN1Y82DF-OZATP

Le PLQ veut des cours de français gratuits pour tous

https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/201912/04/01-5252337-le-plq-veut-des-cours-de-francais-gratuits-pour-tous.php

While you weren't looking...

Nancy Pelosi Pushes to Remove Legal Protections for Online Content in Trade Pact

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nancy-pelosi-pushes-to-remove-legal-protections-for-online-content-in-trade-pact-11575503157

Parking Lots, Once Asphalt Wasteland, Become Golden Opportunities


#YIMBY

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/business/parking-lot-death-redevelopment.html?utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_source=newsletter

Wed, 04 Dec 2019

On school choice, Democrats are the hypocrites

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/school-choice-charter-public-elizabeth-warren-tom-wolf-20191204.html

One family, three generations and no agreement on the shift away from cash

https://www.wsj.com/articles/need-to-pay-the-babysitter-dont-even-think-about-using-cash-11575369020?mod=hp_listc_pos3

Marijuana and Nicotine Are Trading Places as Prohibitionists' Target

https://filtermag.org/marijuana-nicotine-vaping/

Tue, 03 Dec 2019

The world is doing much better than the bad news makes us think

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-world-is-doing-much-better-than-the-bad-news-makes-us-think/2019/12/02/25086e72-1532-11ea-8406-df3c54b3253e_story.html?fbclid=IwAR0vU7r6NvwtqGW2-pc2H6e-DAAtoM6eOBs_71UFQyrel9hm9aGPcuhqoiM

Sat, 30 Nov 2019

J'en suis d'accord avec MBC.

#polqc

https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2019/11/21/la-souverainete-un-projet-de-gauche

Secession means different things in Quebec and Alberta | The Star

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/11/25/secession-means-different-things-in-quebec-and-alberta.html

Could this be the end of the road for the €114m-a-year Brussels-to-Strasbourg caravan? | Euronews

https://www.euronews.com/2019/11/29/could-this-be-the-end-of-the-road-for-the-114m-a-year-brussels-to-strasbourg-caravan

Lessons from media mistake #100 in the era of Trump | Sharyl Attkisson

https://sharylattkisson.com/2019/11/lessons-from-media-mistake-100-in-the-era-of-trump/

Taxing Online Sales Won’t Save Cities From the Retail Apocalypse

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/11/online-sales-tax-law-rule-wayfair-black-friday-city-revenue/602671/?utm_source=feed

I Was in a Scooter Accident. I Still Don't Want to Ban Them.

https://reason.com/2019/11/26/scooter-accident-regulation-bird-safety-helmet/

Study Finds Nearly All Minnesota Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Used Illegal THC Products Containing Suspect Additive

https://reason.com/2019/11/27/study-finds-nearly-all-minnesota-patients-with-vaping-related-lung-injuries-used-illegal-thc-products-containing-suspect-additive/

Suddenly, the Chinese Threat to Australia Seems Very Real

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/28/world/australia/china-spying-wang-liqiang-nick-zhao.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

Google’s RCS messaging could rival iMessage, but for now it’s a security nightmare – BGR

https://bgr.com/2019/11/29/rcs-vs-imessage-new-sms-standard-for-android-has-huge-security-flaws/

fight for freedom Hong Kong

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/11/29/signs-held-up-of-shirtless-champion-trump-as-people-of-hong-kong-fight-for-freedom-858286?utm_campaign=bizpac&utm_content=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_source=Get+Response&utm_term=EMAIL