Category Archives: Media

Media: Public Myth Versus Bottom Line Reality Part I

”Why is the hard-headed Clark suddenly morphing into a soft-hearted mushball?”

There is a widely held public belief that the media’s job is to provide the information that the public needs to be informed on issues

As is the case with the majority of widely held public beliefs, especially the beliefs/myths we base the governance of Canada on, the myth is untrue.

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What Went Wrong With Hamish Telford’s Election Analysis?

To a creatively maladjusted individual the degree of illiteracy with the financial reality facing the BC government demonstrated by Hamish Telford in his guest column on what the Liberals did wrong during the election was disheartening and disturbing.

With our economic house back in order

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Homeless Numbers Simplified so even…….

Approach 1:

A Little Subtraction, a Little Addition and…….

…….the numbers reveal why the homeless population keeps rising despite all the government spent $$$$ ……provided you 1. look at the numbers, 2. can perform and understand basic arithmetic and 3. can process basic thought.

Politicians, pundits, media and the public focus on what they believe they know, wilfully ignoring all the evidence that what they ‘know’ ain’t so, seeming incapable of simple arithmetic and basic thought processes.

Although it does explain why we are in this handbasket and where we are headed.

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Speaking of Abbotsford’s Homeless Count

“ ‘Disturbing’ report suggests powerful drugs helped fuel 2016 jump in homeless population.”

However, reading the article reveals it is not ‘powerful drugs’ but capitalism that was the cause of the significant jump in homeless population. People were not coming because they could get powerful drugs here, but because of the attractive prices and supply.

Consumerism: whether going to Abbotsford for drugs or going cross-border shopping it’s about the price.

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Understanding the 2017 Homeless Count Results

Given the media coverage, misunderstanding and misapplication of the results of the homeless count it is clearly important to understand what the homeless count IS and IS NOT. Failing to understand what the homeless count is and isn’t is what makes the homeless count one more behaviour that contributes to the growth of homelessness.

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