Montreal Gazette publishes lies, creating unwarranted panic and putting people at risk.
Here’s an excerpt from an article by one Aaron Derfel:
Derfel depicts Montreal’s emergency rooms as extremely dangerous, crowded, COVID-infested places. Would anybody want to go to such a place, even if one were in pain? Obviously not.
Here’s the thing, though. My mom was at the Lakeshore Hospital ER in suburban Pointe-Claire yesterday. On the exact same day the article is describing. The ER was empty. My mom’s waiting time was one minute. She was admitted for appendicitis and had surgery. The place was clearly running below capacity. There were three patients in isolation for COVID. They were not in any way placed in the proximity to other patients. Of whom there were very few.
My mom is an immigrant, and she doesn’t have enough English to read Montreal Gazette. And that’s great because she hadn’t seen any of the lying stories that spread panic. As soon as she felt abdominal pain, she went to the ER. And now she is well.
But imagine how many people read this coverage, believe the lies and decide not to go to the ER, putting their lives at risk.
Shame on you, Aaron Derfel. You are a liar and a hack. You are also a bad human being.
… were a painful, boring slog. And I couldn’t skip ahead because I was doing the book on Audible and didn’t see the text.
To cut a long and excruciating story short, Kai-fu Lee was going on his merry way, making megabucks developing AI, when suddenly he got diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. As many people do in that situation, he realized that he had wasted his life on being a money-hungry dickwad who only cared about work.
He found religion (sorta), started treating his poor long-suffering wife better, and even stopped being a total jerk to his kids. That’s when he realized that the most important thing in the world is loooooooove. And loooooove, incidentally, will help people overcome the joblessness that AI will bring.
Lee goes on in the next two chapters to explain how loooooooove will help the jobless. At this point, the book gets extremely repetitive and circular. The prescriptions Lee rolls out are embarrassingly ancient. They’ve existed for sixty years and I’d think people would have gotten over them by now. The government will slap gigantic taxes on the Jeff Bezoses of the world and use the money to pay parents to raise their kids. And it will all be structured like a career, with promotions and certifications! Or you can volunteer! Or raise your own kids for money! Or volunteer! Or even, I don’t know, volunteer, or something like that! Or help people live lifestyles that offset global warming! As a volunteer!
This could have been a much better book if Lee stayed in his wheelhouse and talked about AI instead of trying to save the world by proposing global spiritual breakthroughs.
Wait, I don’t get it. So it turns out that the police didn’t kill George Floyd? This was all for nothing?
People are way too excitable for their own good.
All of the preppy kids from elsewhere who descended on Minneapolis and helped turn a protest into a riot because it tickles them to imagine themselves as revolutionaries and activists – they are the real racists. They should be the ones to get shamed and put in their place.
Obviously, the locals are just as much to blame for the whole mess but the locals are simply fools while the outsiders are racist fucks.
When there’s no spike in COVID deaths in Minnesota after all this lack of social distancing and crowds rubbing against each other for days, can we finally accept that social distancing is a crock and quarantines are stupid?
I was worrying that the overpriced juicery would go under because who needs $6 juices in an economic crisis?
But I forgot that it’s the luxuries that people can’t do without. The juicery raised the prices to $11 per juice and has a line out the door of teenagers and very young adults.
They probably count as an essential business because they do let people come inside (although not sit down).
I’m glad I never supported Elizabeth Warren and don’t have to feel embarrassed after she posted this:
Zuckerberg went on Fox News—a hate-for-profit machine that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracy theorists—to talk about how social media platforms should essentially allow politicians to lie without consequences. This is eroding our democracy.
I especially love the word “allow.” She thinks all those billionaires she likes to fake-condemn should be in the business of allowing or not allowing us to speak, read, and think. She believes that the political space should be ruled by three extremely rich guys whom nobody elected to any office.
To Warren, “democracy” is about Zuckerberg allowing or not allowing us, his serfs, whatever it pleases him. She thinks Zuckerberg needs more power, not less. She pouts at Zuckerberg when he resists the idea of completely occupying our political space.
Warren is not an outlier. She’s exactly what progressivism (leftism, whatever) is about. The state should wither away, and three gigantic corporations will rule the world, forcing everybody to take the same diversity classes. And everybody will sit at home, fat, doped up, glassy-eyed and recite woke mantras over dinners of insect burgers and Diet Coke.