Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Twitter is Meddling in Canadian Election 2019

Canadian Federal Election Results 2015
Every Canadian should beware you are using American corporations to post your thoughts about the upcoming election in October. Twitter began purging individual Canadian accounts at a high rate in August 2019.

Suspended, temporary suspension, temporary restricted or banned are common attacks on Canadians expressing their thoughts and opinions. It is done without the user being told why it has happened. The email points to the vague and rambling clutter of nonsensical words called Community Guidelines.

All headings in the guidelines has an ever expanding sub-category. However, it is Canadian account holders Twitter is making a point to shut down, by meddling in our election.

An additional link points to Rules and Policies only applicable without reason(s) being given. Twitter considers all of the rules, guidelines and policies aiming towards a healthy conversation. Having held an account for over ten years many good conversations took place until a month ago.

Once a Canadian election is in the air the chats and comments become more intense. Twitter's artificial intelligence system is setup to handle reported accounts by people who for the most part are far right extremists and religious fanatics. These groups are de-humanizing every time they comment by posting another mythical lie.

With the election of Kenney in Alberta under the Wildrose Party disguised as United Conservatives, Twitter added religious values to the machine. Here's an example of how fast a comment is called hate speech:

Twitter Meddling in the Canadian Federal Election

Anyone who reads online or off-line media knows this topic is posted almost daily. The diminishing Canadian online media often have links to Twitter embedded in articles. With the Federal Election this year be careful with links to Twitter.

Twitter disallows automated behaviour for an individual tweeting fifteen times a day. Each of these accounts tweet 600 hundred times per hour in favour of Andrew Scheer. Artificial so-called intelligence cannot find these paid accounts opened a few months ago.

Of the four hundred Canadian citizens who formed a small group over the past 10 years only three have active accounts today. We live everywhere in Canada and are a diverse group who love to ask questions and poke fun at politicians. Twitter believes asking questions is against the rules.

Others have sent messages to me reporting they have also been suspended or banned from Twitter. With the Canadian election being called on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Twitter has already proven they are meddling in our Canadian election. 27 percent of Canadians use Twitter as a part of their online social media platforms.

Please consider the number of voters Twitter will censor before you use Twitter for information during the election campaign.

Here is a glance at my Twitter audience.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Defining an Environmentally friendly Future in Canada

High on the side of a mountain range

The definition of a green economy is as elusive as the name itself. It appears to be divided somewhere between a green environment and green economy. In this article we will be looking at how Canada is doing today with a peek into the future. I consider every person living in Canada a Canadian when referring to this topic. No matter how many ways we think of a greener future everyone can participate.

How is Canada doing Today

The population of Canada is slightly less than 37 million in 2018. Statistics Canada released the following statement in early 2019.

"Motor vehicles accounted for close to three quarters of the total registered vehicles in Canada, with 24,000,000 million registrations. Ontario had the highest number of road motor vehicles registered at 8.7 million... with the 2016 census showing 15,900,000 million commute to work"

The largest majority of the vehicles use either regular, diesel or a bio-fuel combination. Almost an additional 35,000 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Canada as of September, 2018.

My purpose is not to drown you in page after page of statistics. Vehicles for the most part, are an extension of another fuel consuming location, our home. Canada is almost self-sufficient when looking at our natural gas and fossil fuel use. The question becomes: How do we get to a green economy without risking further loss of the natural environment? We have to some extent a country admired for natural wonders, given to us through the billions of years of the ever evolving planet Earth. Every human along with all life is indigenous and native to this planet.

Fuel Consumption at Home

Energy is required for heating, water, sewage, electricity and seasonal cooling. Look around your home whether is be a house or rental suite. How many of your electrical outlets are in use at this moment? Please pause moment while you glance around your residence.

How Friendly is the Energy Canadians Use?

Looking at the graph above the renewable energy sector is approximately five percent in Canada. How much of what is called renewable is environmentally friendly? Energy created by Wind power uses large amounts non-renewable resources for construction and maintenance. Here is an example of the motor required to turn wind into a small amount of usable energy.

How can Wind be considered non-renewable when it relies on diminishing raw natural resources?

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power leaves behind a toxic and deadly poison to all life. What does Canada do with the spent nuclear fuel rods and other nuclear waste? As of today the nuclear waste is being stored in various places either in steel drums or nuclear waste cooling ponds. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a location to store the waste in a fuel dump either 1.6 km from Lake Huron or in Northwestern Ontario. It will be kept safe for 100s of 1000s of years says OPG.

Image from US Army Corps of Engineers
It may surprise people to read about the proposed nuclear waste dump site mainly because Canada's media avoids the topic. Drill holes have been completed in the second location outside of Ignace, Ontario on Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation land. Try to imagine transporting deadly toxic nuclear waste from southern Ontario to any location in northwestern Ontario?

Coal used to Generate Electricity in Canada

Coal pollutes the earth, water and air yet Canada continues to use it. When Rachel Notley announced the closure of coal fired plants she was met with opposition party resistance. United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney pledged that he would end the NDP’s statutory shutdown of coal. The remaining coal fired plants will be phased out by 2030 in Alberta. Natural gas and renewable solar sources will be used instead of coal.

Hydraulic fracturing aka fracking, also referred as shale gas, is becoming a major source of non-conventional natural gas. Definitely a non-renewable resource.

Canada at the Crossroad to the Future

While we argue about one government versus another government it is our city governments who are talking up grand proposals for happy campers.

Articles about a Greener Environment

British Columbia: We need to develop green, renewable sources of energy instead of fossil fuels
Calgary: Next green energy hub
Financial Post:  Worthless green projects exposed
Huffington Canada: Net zero-emissions economy by 2050
Macdonald-Laurier Institute: Green energy, like all energy sources, uses more capital than labour

Canada is a Member Nation
UN Environment: Recognizing there are many and diverse pathways to environmental sustainability

I have little faith in most of our leaders especially when they talk big words without meaning what they say. To Canadians who helped build this country I understand your dilemma. Why is a relic of corruption and despicable acts, the only ones to whom, they give their Oath of allegiance? They couldn't be telling Canadians the truth even if they wanted to do so. We are not mentioned in the Canadian Oath of Allegiance. The cleverness is proven with the added words Queen of Canada. Give me the hundred million dollars and I'll be Queen of Canada and will appoint my friends to lofty positions :)

In the next segment I will show you information about a few major cities from coast to coast. The main focus is on how environmentally friendly are the most costly proposed or under-construction projects from the cities.

Dennis Cambly