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politicsTaiwan Election has KMT Winning Key Cities

The DPP lost the Kaohsiung mayoral election. DPP had held that city for 20 years. The KMT won the central city of Taichung and in New Taipei. Close Taipei Election Will Have Suit to Invalidate Only a few hundred votes …

canadaCanada federal election in 2019 could be a referendum on carbon tax

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to create a carbon pricing plan for four of the provinces in Canada. Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick do have carbon pricing plans. Those provinces have nearly half the population of Canada. Trudeau …

politicsTwo sides in USA have declarations of Cold Civil War

Civil wars are defined as a violent conflict within a country fought by organized groups that aim to take power at the center or in a region, or to change government policies. The Cold War was a state of geopolitical …

ecommerceHow will Google and Facebook be regulated in response to fear of the tech giants?

For a few years there has been growing calls to curb the monopoly power of Amazon, Google and Facebook. Previously Republicans have been against monopoly regulation. Recent developments could cause Republicans in the House and Senate to support the White …

immigrationAnti-establishment politics trend theory ignores the muslim aspect

Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasian Group presents his theory that there has been a global backlash against the establishment, immigration and globalization as a global trend. He also indicates four drivers of the movement. Bremmer does not mention the …

chinaChina is spending millions on engineering and geological work for the 84 mile rail tunnel to Taiwan

In 2017, Chinese Academy of Engineering completed a detailed design for an 84 mile long Tunnel to Taiwan. The Academy is the largest central governmental advisory body on infrastructural construction. Beijing included a cross-strait high-speed rail network in its then-new …

citiesChicago having more total murders than cities of LA and NY combined leads for calls for Mayor to resign

There was an anti-violence demonstration in Chicago which also called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. Chicago has had more total murders in 2016, 2017 and 2018 than the combined populations of Los Angeles and Chicago. This is despite having …

economic impactShark Tank Kevin O’Leary seems optimistic about trade war and trusts Kudlow, Mnuchin and Ross

Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian businessman, author and television personality. He co-founded O’Leary Funds and SoftKey. He is famous for being on the Shark Tank TV show. Kevin has a net worth of over $400 million. China also has higher …

economic impactIran’s miserable economy and wasteful foreign wars have resulted in an angry populace

Iran’s official unemployment rate is 12% and oil exports have declined by about half a million barrels a day and might decline even further as the effect of the renewed U.S. American sanctions increases. Iranian people have no confidence in …

artificial intelligenceEthical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI – C2 Montreal AI Forum

This is a AI Forum at C2 Montreal. This is sponsored by Element AI. Yoshua Bengio, Element AI Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec The Ethical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI In this talk, one of the most prominent researchers in …