On December 30, 2022 at 2:59 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Andrew and fellow Club members, what are your thoughts on the recent Twitter file disclosures that confirm that social media companies have, in fact, been suppressing information and news, or at least spinning it in the direction favorable to the US government? Tik Tok has been in the news as it's being accused of working with Chinese intelligence services to spy on Americans? As a Canadian, could you or any non-American ask if American social media companies are doing the same to you? It seems social media built a better surveillance state and propaganda machine than the Soviets ever dreamed of.
On December 30, 2022 at 3:03 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Happy New Year to all. Get well soon, Mark. This planet needs a whole lot more of what you do. What that is is to celebrate culture. All cultures as well as ours. Those of us who are on the cusp of genocidal persecution while so many of us assist those who would destroy us. Andrew, how do you navigate the cultural genocide of the West? Are you optimistic? Are you vigilant? Should we dismiss the passing phase of the sleep walking zombies called the Woke? I hate that word. We need our own word for them. One that is grammatically sound. Any suggestions?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:05 pm, Ian wrote:
Hi Andrew - first of all, Happy New Year and of course wish Mark all the best in his recovery. It must be tough surrounded by all those French nurses bringing him endless wine and cheese, no doubt...
What percentage would you put on the chances of covid restrictions coming in across the western world in 2023? There is clearly a media campaign in the UK, at least, to do something about arrivals from China. Once that happens, I suspect it'll be masks next. Then why work from home orders again or another round of must have jabs? I hate to be the prophet of doom, but it feels ominous...
On December 30, 2022 at 3:07 pm, Jessica C wrote:
Hi Andrew, do you think the "masking forever" folks will win? I go back and forth with it. On one hand I think there will be a subset of the population that does do this, but most people I saw couldn't wait to drop the masks once the mandates were gone.
On December 30, 2022 at 3:08 pm, Carla wrote:
Just in: UK will join US in putting on testing requirement for flights coming in from China. This is seeming eerily familiar three years since this all began.
On December 30, 2022 at 3:10 pm, George Pereira wrote:
A couple of questions on Canadian content!
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon was a terrific program from the mid-1950s. Given that the Sergent was the beau idéal of the Mounties (I was going to say the embodiment of the perfect Mountie but felt throwing in a little French lingo would help with Canadian content of my comment) but was himself an American and that the program was filmed in Colorado. Also, Yukon King was a five-year-old Alaskan Malamute from Michigan. Rex was likewise American and was personally owned by the actor Richard Simmons.
How much Canadian content was there in the program?
How much Canadian content was there in the Red Green Show?
Well Andrew, it looks like this comment is closed!
On December 30, 2022 at 3:12 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Dear Brigadier Lawton -- you have so many other titles here, but not one is a military title -- anyway, dear Brigadier, why are some news stories dead on arrival or dead soon after? The assassination of Shinzo Abe got almost no play here, Salman Rushdie's near-fatal attack was in the news for a nanosecond. Why aren't those stories worth further review or follow-up stories on those men's attackers? Meanwhile there is seemingly endless news on broken marriages, salacious affairs, and the like. Are there any news stories that pop to mind that have gotten little play that you wish you'd seen more of this year? Oh, and Happy New Year.
On December 30, 2022 at 3:14 pm, Veronica L wrote:
Given the recent announcement that Zelensky will team up with Blackrock CEO Larry Fink next month at Davos to so-called 'reconstruct' Ukraine, isn't it time that people acknowledged what, and who, is actually driving the war there? Countries 'lend' money to Ukraine with the help of financial brokers (Blackrock) who get it back via the many industries they own, as well as in the form of loan repayments and servicing. A merry go round of money that has nothing to do with 'freedom and democracy' in Ukraine, or anywhere else. Maybe that's what Zelensky and company want, but I don't see how cheering on the victory of Larry Fink, rather than Vladimir Putin, does anything for ordinary people in the West, especially conservatives. What say you?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:15 pm, Peter McKinley wrote:
Hi Andrew, I saw a few articles suggesting that a majority of Canadians want Trudeau to resign. Didn't a majority of them elect him a second time? I don't understand. Are people finally frustrated enough with him? Will he go for "a walk in the snow" when he gets back from Jamaica?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:17 pm, R.B Neuberg wrote:
Hi Andrew, did you see anything about Zelensky making a visit to the WEF? What is with the world's crush on him and why is America still funnelling billions to him? Please make it make sense!
On December 30, 2022 at 3:18 pm, MJ wrote:
Andrew, can we expect another duet from you and Michele Bachmann on this year's Mark Steyn Cruise?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:20 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Just contributed to True North which contribution will apparently be matched by a tech entrepreneur fan of your efforts and which I believe is in part tax deductible.
Wondering do you think like in the Bible we will face seven years of tough years (famine) without the government having stored up savings during the last seven years?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:21 pm, Jamie wrote:
I heard about that horrific murder of an Ontario police officer by someone out on bail. Sounds like Canada is just as bad as Britain these days.
On December 30, 2022 at 3:24 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on exactly why the numbers for Canadian assisted suicides are so much higher than Californias. Is it Trudeau vs Newsom, or something to do with the dark, frozen north as opposed to the sunshine state?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:26 pm, SIMON ARNOLD wrote:
I can hear you in Scotland.
Happy New Year to you, Mark, and the whole Club.
The weather and illness seem to be increasingly getting worse. Should the UK policy of testing Chinese visitors,= be a good idea for liberty?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:28 pm, Deborah McKenzie wrote:
Poilievre was NOT the only Canadian politician speaking out against the restrictions of the Covidians. Bernier spoke out from the start and has continued to speak out. Heck he even got arrested for standing up against the covid restrictions.
On December 30, 2022 at 3:29 pm, Peter wrote:
I have enjoyed (perhaps not the right word) Mark's "broken Britain" observations on GB News. I am Canadian and note that Pierre Poilievre, the leader of the Conservatives, has made many of the same observations about Canada. If this brokenness spans different governments in different countries, what is the cause of it?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:31 pm, Felicity Atkinson wrote:
Hi Andrew, did you see that Dr. Tam was grinching out over Christmas, still pushing vaccines on kids and adults, and pushing masking still as well? Canada over-ordered millions of doses of the vaccine. When do you think they will stop pushing this stuff. I note their phrasing is now keeping "up to date"-and they all say it in unison. What do you make of this?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:34 pm, Alistair Compton wrote:
Hello Andrew, have you seen any news about when vaccine requirements will be dropped to enter America? I thought Canada would be the last hold out. Any thoughts?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:35 pm, The Notorious Mr. J wrote:
Best wishes to Mark for a speedy mend.
A question about modern attitudes- why are we now turning to worry ever more about falling populations? I was raised in the 60's-70's Club of Rome era when the worry was booming overpopulation. Surely a gentle decline in global population is just what we need to get a handle on the problems of providing for the hungry masses. This is a finite planet, after all.
On December 30, 2022 at 3:40 pm, G. Whitesmith wrote:
Andrew, speaking of news-what are some of your go-to news sites and/or journalists that you trust. Any regulars or recommendations?
On December 30, 2022 at 3:51 pm, Alex O wrote:
Hi Andrew - what do you make of the now disgraced New York Congressman elect George Santos and his "resume enhancements"?