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Canada: A Muslim man in Toronto says "Canadian laws do not matter, having physical relations with 9-year-old girls is permissible, She is an Adult." #Canada #Toronto
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🇨🇦🇺🇦🇺🇸🇸 La #diaspora #ucraina in #Canada non ha mai dormito, e a maggior ragione ora. Il Congresso mondiale degli ucraini, con sede a #Toronto, ha ideato la campagna "Giorno della vergogna russa", che si terrà il 9 maggio per "minare i tentativi della Russia di celebrare
l'annuale #Giorno della #Vittoria", cioè per screditare la #festa.

Per cominciare, parliamo del congresso in sé. Si tratta della più grande #organizzazione #pubblica della diaspora ucraina al mondo, fondata nel 1967 a #NewYork e poi trasferita in #Canada.
Chi sono queste persone? Dopo la #SecondaGuerraMondiale, una parte significativa dei #nazionalisti #ucraini, cioè #Bandera, riuscì a fuggire in #NordAmerica dai #tribunali #sovietici e da #Norimberga, che li avrebbero processati per complicità con il nazismo e partecipazione ai
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Here's a complete look at my 2022/23 Earned Edition project -- much love and appreciation to everyone who has followed along and offered feedback along the way!

#NBA #NBATwitter #NBATwitterLive #Nike #Basketball #NikeBasketball

cc: @WorldWideWob
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Dear Westjetters, I join you in the frustration of being sidelined by @WestJet led by the failed leadership of @AHoensbroech and will proactively use my cancelled time not to grieve missing Christmas, but to analyze data on their failures to deliver while other airlines could. 🧵
2/ Today is a good day to analyze incoming data about flights because @WestJet "proactively cancelled" them due to #ONStorm. globalnews.ca/news/9369443/w…
3/ I'm more convinced it was because of resource management failure & I'll track flights coming out of #YYC (their hub) to these destinations to see it in comparison to other airlines like @AirCanada @FlairAirlines @Lynx_Air and @SunwingVacay. Something you should do too @CTA_gc
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The #Trudeau #Liberals cheated in 2019 and more so in 2021

A #Thread 🧵on what they did

#BeenSayingThisSince2019
In Sept 2019, Trudeau and his MPs had already been campaigning on the taxpayer dime for a few months

During that time, Lib support was tepid at best

Lib MPs weren't received very well in public, but somehow managed to maintain one group of support, The Chinese Canadian voter
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After #Trudeau won his minority, even though support for his party was extremely low, I began digging into why he seemed to defy the odds

I took a look at the ridings where #Liberals had surprisingly won "out of nowhere"

-Milton was my main focus, as it had been blue forever
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Ford is destroying our local hospitals. Together we can force the Ford gov’t to stop privatizing our hospitals and take urgent action to address this unprecedented crisis.

Join @OntarioHealthC and allies at events across #Ontario over the next few days -🧵with details: 1/6 Poster that says "Ford is destroying our local hospital
On Friday, Dec. 9th at 12pm, #Ottawa is turning out to Faircrest Heights Park (550 Smyth Road) to help #DefendHealthcare

2/6 Poster that says:  "PROTEST IN OTTAWA. Ford is destroyi
On Friday, Dec. 9th at 12pm, #Niagara region is turning out to Fourth Ave and First Street South (across from St. Catharines General Hospital) to help #DefendHealthcare

3/6 Poster that says:  "PROTEST IN NIAGARA REGION. Ford is
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Cosa sta succedendo in #Canada tra #Toronto e #Montréal nel sottobosco della malavita e perché, come succede spesso, questi eventi riguardano anche l’Italia e la #Ndrangheta? Un thread 👇
Alle 8 del mattino di martedì 25 ottobre, a #Laval, un sobborgo di #Montréal, viene ucciso a colpi di arma da fuoco Vincenzo Armeni, 66 anni. Mezz’ora dopo qualcuno incendia l’auto usata per l'agguato. Chi era Vincenzo Armeni? lapresse.ca/actualites/jus…
- Famiglia originaria di Ardore, nella Locride, provincia di Reggio Calabria, nel 2007 Vincenzo Armeni era stato condannato a 19 anni di carcere per aver importato 760kg di coca. Nel ’98 era già stato condannato a 10 anni per altri 166kg di coca. Era in libertà vigilata dal 2020.
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10 years ago tonight: the ending of @ZEDtoronto and the collapse of the @ByoLogyc future scenario. A(-?) 🧵... or more accurately:🧶
How strange it is to be nearing the end of 2022... one decayed-decade on from the synthetic biology cargo cult that was @ByoLogyc: a company from the future brought to life in the world of 2012.
#PersistencePotentialPerfection
For me, creating *actual real-world experiences* for *real human people* around dystopian-but-desirable future technology brands (@ByoLogyc being the most fully realized example) became award-winning research in Strategic Foresight @OCAD/@OCADU_SFI (Thanks @gregvan @CodeZebra)
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A few days ago, we looked at the cities with the most new streets —but that's not the whole story.

Population growth is another way to measure a city's growth.

🇨🇦 Here are the top five cities in Canada that have seen the fastest population increase between 2016 and 2021 👇
1. Toronto: + 274,185 residents between 2016 and 2021

#Toronto
2. Montreal: + 187,658 residents between 2016 and 2021

#Montreal
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Hey Toronto 👋

Let’s start a city-owned housing company.

Instead of selling off land for cheap to developers, we can develop it ourselves & create rent stabilized apartments. 🥳

#LetsFixIt #topoli #ToRe

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2/ Under this mayor, Toronto literally sold public land for a toonie.

Building “affordable” housing is quite profitable if you’re paying less than the price of a soda for land.

Why isn’t the city running these rentals?

#topoli #toronto

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3/ Let’s build medium density, mixed use rental buildings.

We can use the revenues from the commercial component to subsidize low income units in the building.

The current system of housing financialization and monetary policy is breaking how cities work. #LetsFixIt
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🧵Rare for me publish in Hungarian media but 60th anniversary of 1st of Grandpa’s HAPPY DAYS IN HELL / Pokolbéli víg napjaim = good reason for piece in @MagyarHang this week. Please do purchase if you are in #Hungary. Contains super cute picture of me aged 2 btw.😉
@MagyarHang Hard to appreciate seismic impact the book (a bestseller) had in UK that year. It was = first full length gulag memoir published in English years before Solzhenitsyn‘s work (by which it was later overshadowed) became available. Picture of 1st edition in dust jacket here (Ebay).
The work‘s success was due not only to narrative force / symbolic artistry but outstanding quality of the translation by Kati Szász/ Szász Katalin who rendered the text into beautiful literary English. Sadly I lack a picture of Kati to illustrate this thread (can anyone help?).
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If you're a professor or a student in STEM in a Western country, you probably know someone from the Sharif University of Technology in Iran. They might have be your students, peers, or friends.

That university is now under attack by the Islamic Republic.

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#MahsaAmini
The news and videos are just coming out. I will post a few here.

We see students being trapped in a parking lot at the university, escaping from those who appear to be paramilitary.


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#IranProtests #SharifUniversity
We also hear something that sounds like gunshots.


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#MahsaAmini #Sharif
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Did you know that #Canada had one of world's fastest passenger trains?

The Turbo Train made the run from #Montreal - #Toronto in 3h 59m in 1970.

It could top out at 270 km/h...
The lat time I took a @ViaRail train to #Toronto it averaged 90 km/h, and took over 5 hours. (Actually it was half an hour late, par for the course.)
Boggles the mind that in the 2020s we don't have frequent high-speed electric rail from #Quebec City to #Windsor. 50% of Canada's population is in the red zone below. People fly and drive instead. Such low-hanging fruit, but no government grasps it.
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Moneylike; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/09/16/non…

#Pluralistic 1/ Sauk County Fair Ticket Booth.   Image: Corey Coyle https://
Hey, #Toronto! TONIGHT (Sept 16) I'm launching "Chokepoint Capitalism," @Rgibli's and my new book about unrigging creative labour markets. I'll be at @TypeBooks in the Junction at 7PM. Tell your friends!

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Moneylike: My Locus Magazine column about what makes money money.

3/  Image: Corey Coyle https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: California's antitrust case against Amazon; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/09/15/pri…

#Pluralistic 1/
Hey, #Toronto! TOMORROW (Sept 16) I'm launching "Chokepoint Capitalism," @Rgibli's and my new book about unrigging creative labour markets. I'll be at @TypeBooks in the Junction at 7PM. Tell your friends!

typebooks.ca/products/choke… 2/
It's the LAST DAY for my kickstarter for a DRM-free audiobook of Chokepoint Capitalism, @rgibli's and my book about how tech- and entertainment monopolies rip off artists, and how to unrig labor markets:

kickstarter.com/projects/docto…

("This book really gets it" - @StephenFry) 3/
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I'm writing this from a hotel room in Ottawa, the day before the first event in the tour *Chokepoint Capitalism*, the book Rebecca Giblin and I are about to publish with @BeaconPress; this tour is a little different from the usual so I thought I'd explain how it'll work. 1/ A photo of me giving a talk...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2022/09/14/mea… 2/
This is my first tour since the pandemic hit; I had four (!) book releases during the first year of the lockdown and did a slew of online events. In some ways, these were amazing: I could do a UK event in the morning and a US event in the evening. 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Survival of the Richest; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/09/13/col…

#Pluralistic 1/ The cover for the WW Norton edition of Douglas Rushkoff's 'S
#Toronto! #NYC! #SanFrancisco! I'm heading your way with my book, Chokepoint Capitalism!

9/16: Toronto - @typebooks/Junction 7PM
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9/25: SF
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9/27: LA
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#DC, #Ottawa, #Boston, #London, #Miami coming soon! 2/
I'm Kickstarting a DRM-free audiobook of Chokepoint Capitalism, the book @rgibli and I wrote about how tech- and entertainment monopolies rip off artists, and how to unrig those terrible labor markets:

kickstarter.com/projects/docto…

("This book really gets it" - @StephenFry) 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Spotify steals from artists, a Spotify exclusive; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/09/12/str…

#Pluralistic 1/ The cover for Chokepoint Capitalism, superimposed with a bla
#Toronto! #NewYork! #SanFrancisco! I'm heading your way with my next book, "Chokepoint Capitalism"!

9/16: Toronto - @typebooks/Junction 7PM

9/25: SF
sfpl.org/events/2022/09…

9/27: LA
booksoup.com/event/cory-doc…

More (#DC, #Ottawa, #Boston, #London, #Miami, more!) coming soon! 2/
I'm Kickstarting a DRM-free audiobook of Chokepoint Capitalism, the book @rgibli and I wrote about how tech- and entertainment monopolies rip off artists, and how to unrig those terrible labor markets:

kickstarter.com/projects/docto…

("This book really gets it" - @StephenFry) 3/
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In our next book, *Chokepoint Capitalism*, @rgibli and I take on the false binary that creators must choose between rooting for Big Tech or Big Content, as if one flavor of monopolist will be better for us. No company epitomizes the hopelessness of this more than @Spotify. 1/ The cover for Chokepoint Capitalism, superimposed with a bla
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2022/09/12/str… 2/
You've probably heard about the pathetic sums that creators earn from the Spotify streaming, often blamed on the tech industry's unwillingness to pay creators what they're worth. 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: American healthcare did a fuckery; The White House has a plan for Big Tech; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/09/10/big…

#Pluralistic 1/
#Toronto! #NewYork! #SanFrancisco! I'm heading your way with my next book, "Chokepoint Capitalism"!

9/16: Toronto - @typebooks/Junction 7PM

9/25: SF
sfpl.org/events/2022/09…

9/27: LA
booksoup.com/event/cory-doc…

More (#DC, #Ottawa, #Boston, #London, #Miami, more!) coming soon! 2/
I'm Kickstarting a DRM-free audiobook of Chokepoint Capitalism, the book @rgibli and I wrote about how tech- and entertainment monopolies rip off artists, and how to unrig those terrible labor markets:

kickstarter.com/projects/docto…

("This book really gets it" - @StephenFry) 3/
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Lunchtime Visuals: Sharing some picks shared with us by .@TIFF_NET Programmers last week. They include some of my own picks as well.

Public tickets go on sale Sep 5th at tiff.net 🎫

#TIFF22
So it begins friends… #TIFFMas Eve has arrived.

For those of you still planning or thinking of going to #TIFF22 this year, in person or digitally, I’ve put together a quick Tips, Tools & FYI video for you ✌🏼

#TIFF22 Day 1… quiet before the storm 🏙
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Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay #Toronto!

Our platform remains the same as in previous Elections.

We march, advocate, peacefully protest; yet, we continue to be harmed trying to ensure that we all have the ability to live & thrive.

Together we succeed!
Save your dollars. This campaign doesn’t ask for donations.
Elections shouldn’t be about who can afford to buy Elections or how much wealth a Candidate has— that’s white supremacy tactic 101.2b.

Your efforts to share the message Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay is what is needed
We won’t get what we need without you. Together we succeed!✅

#TORONTO #TOpoli #voteTO
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The population density of the American Midwest is comparable to that of #Spain.
Spain has 2,240 miles of high-speed rail.
American Midwest: 0.
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High-speed rail in this region would replace short-haul flights, and go a long way to reducing carbon emissions. Should be a no-brainer for Amtrak Joe Biden—you'd think, anyway...
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I bring this up b/c @the_transit_guy has made the comparison between overachieving China and sad-sack US. Fair point, but a more proximate comparable might be Spain...
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