Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Chips are really on the line as China speaks of war preparedness

Chips are really on the line as China speaks of war preparedness
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Do you remember the terrible feeling in your gut when Russia started amassing troops along its border with Ukraine? Well, I have that same pit in my stomach as I look at China and its position regarding Taiwan. And if China decides to assert control over Taiwan,...

BIG Wrap

Trump to be charged over hush money

(BBC News) Former U.S. President Donald Trump will be charged over hush money payments made to a porn star just before the 2016 presidential...

As it clamps down on TikTok as potential surveillance tool, U.S. spies on world through Google, Meta, and others

(Al Jazeera Media Network) During a five-hour grilling of the chief executive of TikTok last week, United States lawmakers railed against the possibility of China...

BIG Exclusives

Peace River earthquakes – did the media get it right this time?

Peace River earthquakes – did the media get it right this...

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Last November 29, a series of three earthquakes shook the Peace River area in northern Alberta. The biggest shock measured 5.59 magnitude – a...
Recognizing roots of global energy crisis might help us move toward solutions

Recognizing roots of global energy crisis might help us move toward...

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine more than a year ago is one of the great tragedies of the 21st century – millions of lives lost...
Fracking 101: Just the fracts

Fracking 101: Just the fracts

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When I graduated from university and started my job at Shell Canada as an interpreter, I was trained on the basics of the petroleum...

BIG Chuckle

April Fool’s Day is officially no fun at all

April Fool's Day used to be so much fun. I would dream up schemes the night before, set an early alarm, then execute pranks on...

BIG Boastfest belies my modest manner

One of our BIG Media Ltd. members recently told me that I need to brag more. It was the first time I had ever...

BIG Mouth (Opinion)
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Generous subscriber inspires matchmaking service

I had a remarkable video call with one of my BIG Media subscribers the other day. He started by thanking me for doing what I do...

The Lockdown Files – playing soon at a theatre near you!

It is just a matter of time until the "Lockdown Files" scandal exposed by The Telegraph in the U.K. comes to North America. The Telegraph...

Truth-focused media platform making BIG impact

Most in my network are aware that I launched a fact-focused news platform with a group of accomplished scientists at BIG-Media.ca. And most of you...

Featured Member Post

Business and Politics: til death do us part

I regularly see posts on LinkedIn scolding the general network for the sin of posting anything that could be considered political. The wording varies, but it’s usually along the lines of: “this is supposed to be a business networking site, leave politics out of it.” It always gets lots of likes and affirmation in the comments. The problem is, politics and business are inextricably combined. Politics creates the context and the conditions for business. Politics provides the incentives and the punishments that encourage the “right” and discourage the “wrong” kind of business. The same people that buy what they want and need from businesses vote for and are influenced by politicians that represent what they believe to be their values. Overlay mainstream and social media spinning it all to amplify winning sentiments and trends (what it thinks will make them money), manipulating the emotions of consumers/voters, swaying the way they buy and...