Bitcoin – The End of Money As We Know It | Award-Winning – YouTube

I just watched this on Hoopla (through our public library) but it’s also on YouTube. This is a good little history of trading and money, from primitive mankind, through to the Medici middlemen, right up to Wall Street and the US Federal Reserve. Because I’m not an economist I had to bracket some of the… Read More Bitcoin – The End of Money As We Know It | Award-Winning – YouTube

Larry King – From Father Confessor to ‘Alternate Reality’ Host | With new Introduction and Postscript

Introduction: You’ve probably heard that Larry King passed. I was listening to the All News Radio today when I also learned that King apparently never ‘overprepared’ for his interviews. King admitted that he didn’t know it all, the radio host said. Also gleaned today was that King was unpretentious. One guy went to interview King… Read More Larry King – From Father Confessor to ‘Alternate Reality’ Host | With new Introduction and Postscript

Despite resigning, Julie Payette still qualifies for perks such as a $149,484 annual pension for life | National Post | Opinion

The lifetime annuity is set out in legislation called the Governor General’s Act and it applies to anyone who has held the office, regardless of how they leave Source: Despite resigning, Julie Payette still qualifies for perks such as a $149,484 annual pension for life | National Post Opinion: Stick it to the Queen, whom… Read More Despite resigning, Julie Payette still qualifies for perks such as a $149,484 annual pension for life | National Post | Opinion

Payette stepping down as governor general after blistering report on Rideau Hall work environment | CBC News | Opinion

Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta di Lorenzo, are resigning after an outside workplace review of Rideau Hall found that the pair presided over a toxic work environment. Source: Payette stepping down as governor general after blistering report on Rideau Hall work environment | CBC News Opinion: Are cracks forming in Mr. Trudeau’s secular utopia? For those… Read More Payette stepping down as governor general after blistering report on Rideau Hall work environment | CBC News | Opinion

Portland police arrest 8 after rioters damage Democratic Party office, ICE facility following Biden’s inauguration – ABC News | Opinion

At least eight people were arrested in Portland on Wednesday night after rioters damaged both federal and private property, police said. Source: Portland police arrest 8 after rioters damage Democratic Party office, ICE facility following Biden’s inauguration – ABC News Opinion: Oops. I guess we can’t blame Trump for this one. Seems like it’s just… Read More Portland police arrest 8 after rioters damage Democratic Party office, ICE facility following Biden’s inauguration – ABC News | Opinion

A Global Calamity: 340 Million Christians Persecuted – Raymond Ibrahim | Opinion

Gatestone Institute  Every day around the world, 13 Christians are killed for their faith; 12 are illegally arrested or imprisoned; 5 are abducted; and 12 churches or other Christian buildings are attacked. These are among some of the disturbing findings of Open Doors’ “World Wide List, 2021” (WWL-2021), which was recently released and annually ranks… Read More A Global Calamity: 340 Million Christians Persecuted – Raymond Ibrahim | Opinion

Kenney urges Biden to ‘show respect for Canada’ and sit down to talk before cancelling Keystone XL | CBC News | Opinion

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wants U.S. president-elect Joe Biden to give the Canadian government a chance to make the case for building the Keystone XL pipeline. Source: Kenney urges Biden to ‘show respect for Canada’ and sit down to talk before cancelling Keystone XL | CBC News Opinion: Suddenly ol’ DJT doesn’t look so bad.… Read More Kenney urges Biden to ‘show respect for Canada’ and sit down to talk before cancelling Keystone XL | CBC News | Opinion

Russian prosecutors want Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days, Moscow tells West to butt out | Reuters | Opinion

State prosecutors in Russia asked a judge on Monday to jail Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for 30 days, after he was detained the previous evening at a Moscow airport when flying home for the first time since he was poisoned last summer. Source: Russian prosecutors want Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days, Moscow tells… Read More Russian prosecutors want Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days, Moscow tells West to butt out | Reuters | Opinion

A trip down memory lane… Surplus and Transcendence

Last night while doing some laundry I found this short report I wrote back in India. Rabindranath Tagore founded the university at Santiniketan where I did my Indian M.A., which was quite a different experience for me. In this brief paper, I employed what I used to call my “international” English. Instead of an abundance… Read More A trip down memory lane… Surplus and Transcendence