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CBC Announces Winter 2018 Premiere of Hoarder Reality Show

New CBC Show Recognizes Hoarding has Reached Epidemic Proportions in Canada

Snow Hoarding
Snow Hoarding has reached epidemic proportions in Canada this winter

CBC has announced a new reality show to be added to its winter lineup in 2018. Snow Hoarders will try to capture the ugly reality of Canadian Hoarders.

Host Walter Windchill said “Recent studies have shown over 80% of Canadians admit they have too much snow, but are powerless to get rid of it. In many homes, backyards, and driveways are overflowing with the cold white substance and seemingly overnight they bring in more.” He explained, “Each show we will try to expose Canadians to the cold truth of  Snow Hoarding. The may seem like flakes but we want to help them.”

Snow Hoarding
Pelee Island man uses fridges to hoard snow

In the show’s premiere two hoarders are focused on. One, a man living at Canada’s most southerly and snow free point – Pelee Island – uses hundreds of refrigerators to collect snow. The other is a woman who began hoarding after a surprise divorce. She uses her stockpile of snow to build thousands of snowmen. Perhaps trying to make the perfect husband to put her frosty divorce behind her.

Snow Hoarders
Woman uses hoarded snow to build thousands of snowmen

 

Early reviews by critics say this new show will take the country by storm.

 

 

 

 

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Trudeau Government gives Ford $200Mil to develop Driverless Car horns

Car horns offer the most complex challenges for driverless car developers. The Trudeau government has given Ford over $200 Million to bring their problems to Canada.

Trudeau gives Ford 200 million for driverless cars
Whether you call them self driving, Autonomous or driverless cars they still need a working horn. How else could you pick up your date – oh ya text him from the curb.

The use of car horns includes safety and cultural situations. This makes it challenging for car designers. They have to differentiate between a person texting through a green light, telling someone they cut you off, and admiring long legs in a short skirt.

Each of these requires split second timing and the right tone, volume and cadence to have proper effect. It has to change to the situation and personality of the car occupants.  Imaging following a funeral procession and your car keeps honking, or a wedding procession where it won’t.

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Honking at a green light depends who is in the car. It can range from a quick beep saying “Sorry – you didn’t notice but the light changed” to a long, loud “Hey @$$hole they light changed an hour ago drop the phone and get going before I ram my chrome horn right up your…….” Like automatic seat belts and talking cars of the past, if it is annoying people won’t buy the cars.

So the Trudeau government has given ford $200 million to develop solve their horn issues in Canada.

Driverless cars covered in snow
Ford also wanted money to solve the snow problem – if you don’t clean off your car the sensors won’t work. Maybe roof heaters are coming.

Hockey China releases New NHL style Jerseys – Fuqing Coals, Tianjin Reefs among Favorites.

  The Chinese original 6 hockey jersey designs have been released. Designs are based on their NHL Partner uniforms.

NHL Style Chinese Hockey Jerseys
The original 6 teams play in cities with populations totaling 46 million people. Almost 1.2 billion people have access to televisions.

The NHL has taken a visible leap in it’s quest to develop hockey as a profitable worldwide sport. The original 6 teams have released their future hockey jersey designs. To NHL fans they will look familiar as they are based on their partner teams from the NHL.

Chinese Hockey Edmonton Oilers Jersey
The partnership makes sense as it has been the Fuqing! Oilers for many years.

Fuqing Coals logo is based on the Edmonton Oilers. The team choose coals as it is a more common fuel used in China than oil. They also like how the logo looks like Goals and is very lucky for the team.

Chinese Hockey Boston Bruins Jersey
Ironically the Beijing team will play at a rink in the Olympic site

Beijing Bruins are the only team with Chinese writing on the logo, the Boston Bruins “B” is translated to  the symbol .

Chinese Hockey Buffalo Sabres Jersey
The Sabres owners laugh that Buffalo has a Bison on their logo – we pointed out that they don’t have a Bengbu on theirs….

The Bengbu Sabres logo replaces the Buffalo Sabres Bison and Calvary swords with an actual Buffalo and Chinese fighting Sabres.

 

China Hockey Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey
Tianjin is a center for martial arts. While the NHL is trying to phase out fighting. The Tianjin the locals look forward to it and would like to take on some Canadians.

The NHL wanted a name change for the Tianjin Reefs thinking that racist North Americans would joke that it is how Chinese Pronounce Leafs as in their partner the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The team owners assured the NHL that pronouncing “L” like “R” is a Japanese thing not Chinese.

Chinese Hockey Anaheim Ducks Jersey
Possibly the first sports team to put food on their Jersey – the citizens of the city formerly known as Peking are proud of their roasted Peking ducks.

Beijing “Peking” Ducks are the second team for China’s capital city Beijing. With a population of over 21 million people there is room for many more teams. They may have one of the ugliest logos in the history of sports.

Chinese Hockey New York Islanders Jersey
As expected the Hong Kong jerseys were knocked off and for sale in the  Mongkok Ladies Market and Temple Street shops weeks before the design was presented by the league.

The Hong Kong Islanders – New York Islanders – boast that most of the hockey equipment used by they NHL players are manufactured in their city. They hope to research and test new equipment directly with the local teams without having to do to North America.

The NHL passed on the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea to focus on developing the Hockey World Cup. The NHL Team owners saw few benefits of shutting down the league and loaning their players to the IOC who make millions on hockey in the games.

Hockey is preferred over American sports who arrogantly claim world championships

The NHL Prefers to expand the hockey world cup to a worldwide event like Soccer.     Chinese hockey is a big step as they have large population, resources and interest to quickly grow the sport. Even a passing interest by a fraction of the population could match the revenues and popularity that hockey has in the rest of the world.

Hockey also is preferred over American sports like Baseball and Football who arrogantly claim to play for the world championship when they are the only country involved.

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iihf-member countries
Current countries involved in IIHF Hockey

 

 

 

Liberal MPs in Ottawa for rare weekend meeting – Justin Trudeau too focused on Ivanka Trump

Since meeting Ivanka Trump PM Justin Trudeau has lost focus. Election reform, Pot Legalization and Budget slipping through the cracks

Ivanka Trump Justin Trudeau attraction
If Ivanka Trump was adopted she would be much more attractive and easier to like.

The Liberal government is in crisis mode as they try to bring Justin Trudeau’s focus back to Canadian Politics.

Key party leaders including: Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Andrew Leslie, the Liberals’ parliamentary secretary for Canada-U.S. relations  have called a rare weekend caucus meeting to stage an intervention with their leader.

Since meeting Ivanka Trump in Washington the PM has canceled election reform and has been procrastinating on legalizing marijuana and presenting a detailed budget and plan for the economy. Ivanka seems to have been a distraction and Trudeau’s main focus has been on meeting with her in New York and trying to get Ivanka moved to Ottawa permanently in the role of US Ambassador to Canada.

Ivanka Trump Sexy Lingerie
It is not clear what Justin Trudeau finds attractive about Ivanka Trump – possibly her New York accent?

 

The liberal team wants to bring their leader back to reality before Canadians catch on. It is not clear whether having Trump permanently in Ottawa as Ambassador will help the problem or make it worse!

 

President Trump can’t stop Putin’s new “legal” attack on American Businesses!

Putin’s Russian legal team has begun targeting Automakers, Social media, and power companies through class action suits.

Putins Russian Lawyers attack USA
Putin is using cutthroat lawyers to attack America through it’s own legal system

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pulled together a team of lawyers to turn America’s legal system against it’s businesses, and Trump can’t stop it.

After months of research Russian lawyers working in America have found 3 class action lawsuits to attack businesses with. Putin calls them “Clash” Action Suits.

 First they will be going after US car makers focusing on injuries from distracted drivers.

Each day in the United States, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Much of it is due to talking on phones and eating or drinking. In the past lawyers tried to sue cellphone companies or restaurants with takeout food and drive thru’s with no luck.

Now car makers are partnering with consumer electronics companies to give drivers a fully “wired” experience with in car technology.


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They want their cars to take over what smart phones are doing now.    This means they are consciously doing things to make drivers more distracted.

Old style control knobs could be manipulated by touch alone, but you need to look at touch screens to find the right screen and button. 

The Russians  expect and easy road to get their law suit certified.  The suit could be worth 100’s of $ billions and cause car companies to redesign their cars.


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The second point of the Russian legal attack will be social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook.

The initial social media websites were prevented from charging fees for using them. Governments were unsure of where the future of the internet lay but they wanted to keep access to websites relatively free.

This decision led to huge profits for the sites they would never have collected through fees. Their profits come from using the detailed information they collect from users and selling it to advertisers.

Advertisers can’t get this type of information from traditional types of advertising on television and in print so they will spend more on targeted social media ads.

Russian Class action suit against social media
Social media website collect billions of bits of information they can resell to advertisers at a premium

The angle the Russians are using for their lawsuit is that the companies are collecting $ billions more in profit than the value of website is giving members. It is a sliding scale in the Russian Lawyers favor. The more data they collect the more ads they sell at a higher price to advertisers.

Imagine President Trump’s reaction if Twitter was shut down

Selling more ads takes away from the user’s experience. Sites like Facebook and LinkedIn are publicly traded so they have been focusing more on shareholder profits than added value to members.

A class action suit would wreak havoc on the internet. If 100’s of millions of members sued Facebook they could go bankrupt or have to stop collecting info and selling ads. Imagine President Trump’s reaction if Twitter was shut down.

Law suit for electric shock
Who hasn’t been shocked or worried about it? A class action suit that included every single American citizen (and the married ones too) would be groundbreaking

 

The third Russian lawsuit would be against power companies

Who hasn’t been shocked by electricity? Wall sockets don’t come with warnings but appliances do. Why are power companies exempt from responsibility for electric shocks?  In the past they argued that electrical safety is common knowledge but  when people get  $ millions from McDonalds for coffee burns the situation changes.

Electric companies worry about making the power grid crash crash but legal action against every American electric company would be worse.

The Russian legal team is just finding opportunities to turn the American Legal system against itself. President Trump can’t prevent that from happening.

 

 

Montreal to be Marijuana Capital as Justin Trudeau approves Big “O” for growing Pot!

 From Pot holes to Pot Growing – Montreal is set to become the Marijuana Capital of Canada. Will it take the “Big Smoke” nickname from Toronto?

Growing pot in Montreal's Olympic Stadium
The government is planning big celebrations when they legalize pot in Canada. This includes a National Olympic style torch run where all of Canada can be smoking from the same flame.

For years Montreal’s Olympic Stadium has been sitting empty and costing taxpayers $ millions in maintenance costs. Studies showed that it would cost almost as much to tear it down as it did to build it. Now Prime Minister Trudeau has approved a plan to convert it to the world’s biggest Marijuana grow-op.

It is estimated that the legal marijuana industry in Canada could exceed $22 Billion.

The potential capacity of the “Big O” could supply half of the market. This type of revenue could make Montreal a tax free city and cause a huge boom in the economy.

Trudeau insiders say he agreed to the plan because Quebec has the most potential new votes for his liberal government in the next election. It would also be key to keeping the province of Quebec in Canada. With that kind of wealth they would be able to maintain their culture.


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Approving the plan now will allow the site to be in production when the Trudeau government legalizes marijuana later this year. It is not clear who will be running the operation but indications are it will be handed over to contractors currently doing construction work for the city.

Montreal Pot

Ebay is terrible – I was searching for a lighter and all they had was 12,768 matches!