Maybe thinking about it. From Olivia Solon at the Guardian:
If the billionaire tech investor and noted libertarian Peter Thiel really does leave Silicon Valley for Los Angeles to escape what he views as an increasing intolerance for conservatives, the city’s growing community of conservatives will be there to welcome him.
Thiel’s decision to move to LA comes at a time when conservatives in the Bay Area are feeling increasingly squeezed by what they perceive to be liberal groupthink.
“Silicon Valley is a one-party state,” said Thiel at Stanford University last month. “That’s when you get in trouble politically in our society, when you’re all in one side.” More.
Reality check: The revolution that Silicon Valley birthed abolished locality. But the Valley does not seem to know it. They are still the Mean Girls where they think we are all forced to go to high school forever and ever.
See also: Rich New Yorkers making plans to escape social welfare tax burden – now that they have to pay it themselves One could, of course, refer the Chardonnay socialists to the many Bible verses on the virtue of giving till it hurts of one’s own wealth. But somehow, we fear they will have a secularist meltdown at that point and renew their attacks on traditional religion instead.
Data basic: An introduction to information theory
New Year’s Day marks the first of two scheduled hikes, with the second to take place on Jan. 1, 2019, when the minimum wage will go up to $15. After that, it will be adjusted to keep pace with inflation.
Immigrants have made important gains in Canada’s workforce over the last 10 years and more than 50 per cent have a bachelor’s degree or higher, new statistics from Canada’s 2016 census show.
Things are moving fast, and according to experts who study the potential fallout of driverless trucking on the economy, the imminent arrival of autonomous commercial vehicles on Canadian roads will entirely eclipse the impact of electric-powered trucks.
According to the 2017 Global Terrorism Index, the impact fell by seven percent in 2016, the second year in succession that it declined.
Despite the decline, costs still reached a grim $84 billion last year. Since the attacks on 9/11, economic losses from terrorism generally fluctuated before reaching $41 billion in 2007, primarily as a result of violence in Iraq.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said at a press conference November 1 that Canada wants to attract 310,000 migrants next year, 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020. “Two thirds of these arrivals should relate to the economic needs of the country,” he added.
See how many lies you can spot!
As the face of Canada grows more diverse, the income gap between residents who identify as visible minorities, Indigenous or recent immigrants and the rest of Canadians remains a yawning chasm, data from the 2016 Census shows.
Instead of moving closer to true energy independence, Eastern Canada will remain reliant on foreign nations like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Nigeria for oil.
A new poll suggests the political battle constantly waged for the support of Canada’s middle class is being fought over increasingly shrinking territory.
Every country that has an aerospace industry, subsidizes it.
More Canadians now want to see the Trudeau Liberals defeated.
A new Angus-Reid poll shows more Canadians want a Conservative government than a Liberal one, and are pessimistic about their own personal financial situations – despite all the talk of supposed “economic growth.”
Members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce say proposed tax changes for businesses by the federal government are casting business people in a negative light, and the finance minister should apologize.
The household debt-to-income ratio reached the highest level ever recorded, as concern rises about Canada’s economic vulnerability.
According to Statistics Canada, the ratio of debt to income has now reached 167.8%, meaning Canadians on average have $1.68 of debt for each dollar of income.
A massive loss of full-time jobs raises concerns about our so-called “growth”.
From the outside, the August jobs report doesn’t seem too bad. There was a net increase of 22,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.2%.
However, a closer look reveals a big concern.
Few Americans care about ethylene. Many have probably never heard of it.
As it turns out, this colorless, flammable gas is arguably the most important petrochemical on the planet — and much of it comes from the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast. Ethylene is one of the big reasons the damage wroughtby Hurricane Harvey in the chemical communities along the Gulf is likely to ripple through U.S. manufacturing of essential items from milk jugs to mattresses.