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Amount invested abroad by Canadians up more than 73%, while amount invested in Canada by foreigners

Amount invested abroad by Canadians up more than 73%, while amount invested in Canada by foreigners down 55%VANCOUVER—Since 2013, the amount invested by Canadians abroad has increased 73.7 per cent while the amount invested by foreigners in Canada has declined by 55 per cent, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Investment by foreign companies and individuals is vital to increasing productivity and improving living standards for Canadian workers, so when the level of investment drops, Canadians suffer,” said Steven Globerman, Fraser Institute senior fellow and author of Canadian Foreign Direct Investment: Recent Patterns and Interpretation.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, March 21, 2019


The Spattered Batter

The Spattered BatterBoys who love sports dream of two brass rings: first homerun, first touchdown. I grabbed both rings in high school, but the homerun came at an embarrassing price.

Coach Chauncey “Cockeyes” Coleman capitalized on my left-handedness and made a good pitcher out of me, not because I had a stinging selection of slings, but because most pitchers hurled with the other hand. Southpaws confused batters.

By Jimmy Reed - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Fraud: Green New Deal Plagiarized From 2009 UN Environment Programme Report

Fraud: Green New Deal Plagiarized From 2009 UN Environment Programme ReportIn a stunning revelation from a 2009 UN document titled “Rethinking the Economic Recovery: A Global Green New Deal“, it is discovered that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ (AOC) Green New Deal is not a new movement of the people, but rather a crafty (and plagiarized) creation of a small group of global elite working through the United Nations.

This 144-page report was headed by Edward B. Barbier, a professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming at the time, but specifically prepared for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Senegalese native hijacks Italy school bus with 51 children, sets vehicle ablaze over migrant policy

A Senegalese native angry about Italy’s migrant policy hijacked a bus with 51 children and their chaperones aboard Wednesday and took them on an hour-long drive before setting the vehicle ablaze, officials said.

The driver, who is a citizen of Italy, allegedly said he wanted to kill himself and “stop the deaths in the Mediterranean,” ANSA reported.—More….

By Fox News - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Terminator’-like liquid metal moves and stretches in 3D space (video)

In the blockbuster Terminator movie franchise, an evil robot morphs into different human forms and objects and oozes through narrow openings, thanks to its “liquid-metal” composition. Although current robots don’t have these capabilities, the technology is getting closer with the development of new liquid metals that can be manipulated in 3D space with magnets. Reported in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, the materials could someday find applications in soft robotics. Watch them in action here.



By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sniffing out Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive brain cell death and extensive loss of motor function. Despite much research being conducted on this disease, there are no definitive diagnostic tests currently available. Now, researchers report the identification of compounds that make up the signature odor of the disease with the help an individual who can detect Parkinson’s through smell. They report their findings in ACS Central Science.

 

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Fingerprints, revisited

For more than a century, forensic scientists have linked criminals to crime scenes through the distinctive loops and whorls on their fingertips. But now, researchers are moving beyond simple pattern comparisons to glean more information from fingerprints. According to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, chemical analysis and DNA techniques could help identify criminals whose prints are too smudged to make a visual match.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Powering devices — with a desk lamp?

Batteries power most of our devices, and even some cars. But researchers now report in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a step toward running electronic devices in homes and offices on the light coming from lamps scattered around the room. The team developed special light harvesters, like those used for solar power, optimized to produce energy from ambient indoor lighting.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Skateboarding Politician Who Brags About Eating Dirt

Skateboarding Politician Who Brags About Eating DirtYou could never make this stuff up . Unless, that is, unless you’re the Peter Pan of the Adult Skateboarding World, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.

What did he do after losing out to Ted Cruz in one of the most monied, failed election bids of all time?

Daddy and Grand-daddy couldn’t help him. Neither could financier George Soros, or even the $80 million he collected to take Cruz on.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Ghost of Soviet KGB Disinformation Within American Politics

The Ghost of Soviet KGB Disinformation Within American PoliticsAfter losing the 2016 Presidential Election, the inner circle of the United States government known as ‘Deep State’ has been pursuing a disinformation campaign at the highest level in order to take down, at any cost, the current duly elected President of the United States.

The premise is built around the allegation that Trump, and those surrounding him, colluded with Russia to win the election.

At an estimated cost of $25 million, the Special Prosecutor has mulled over millions of pages of documents, investigated hundreds of key people and is about to wind up its investigation.  There is much speculation that Robert Mueller’s team will come up empty handed of any evidence implicating Donald Trump with Russian collusion.

By Barry Shaw - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Colorado hotel refuses service to ‘military personnel and their guests’

A move to refuse to serve military personnel by a Colorado hotel has some American heroes fighting mad.

Justin Vames took to Facebook on Friday night to say that attendees of a post-deployment ceremony had been treated rudely by staff at the Double Tree in Colorado Springs, Colorado.—More…

By News on the Net -- American Mirror- Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Trudeau’s broken balanced budget promise will cost us $100 billion and counting

Most people don’t expect their governments to be perfect. But they do expect governments to make some effort to honour commitments, be straight with taxpayers and make the best of circumstances as they come.

In the 2015 election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised he’d run “modest” deficits for a few years, then balance the budget in 2019.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Obama Hack Ben Rhodes Appears to be Defying Court Order Requiring He Answer Questions Under Oath

Obama’s speech writer-turned-Iran-echo-chamber Ben Rhodes was ordered by Judge Royce Lamberth to answer questions under oath about the Benghazi scandal — but he appears to be defying the court order.

Even worse, the State Department and Justice Department are objecting to Judicial Watch who is now seeking an in-person interview with Mr. Rhodes!—More…...

 

By News on the Net -- Gateway Pundit- Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Supreme Court Backs Trump, Says Feds Can ‘DETAIN’ Illegal Immigrants with ‘Criminal Reco

The United States Supreme Court handed a major victory to the Trump administration Tuesday; saying the federal government can deport illegal immigrants released from prison and detain those with criminal records.

“The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed the Trump administration a victory in its battle to clamp down on illegal immigration by making it easier to detain immigrants with criminal records,” reports Fox News.—More…..

By News on the Net -- Sean Hannity- Wednesday, March 20, 2019