WHY ARE CANADA’S TELEPHONE COMPANIES NOT ACTING ON THE LATEST SCAMS?, GAY ATHLETES MAKING OLYMPIC HISTORY, LET’S CELEBRATE CANADA’S BEAUTY


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Thursday, February 15, 2018


Good morning:

It was awesome, it was rare and it was special.
And it was the first time in 34 years that we saw – video of a sperm whale in B.C. Strait.
It’s the world’s biggest migration.
The numbers are staggering – 400 million people – more than 10 times the population of Canada.
And tomorrow 400 million Chinese will travel to visit friends all over the country.
It’s the Lunar Festival and there will be celebrations galore.
The numbers are frightening – every week there is a school shooting in the United States and yesterday was no exception with a 19-year old going on a killing spree, leaving 17 dead and he fit the profile of previous school shooters.
Enjoy your day.

George Froehlich
Editor
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TELEPHONE COMPANIES ARE NOT DEALING WITH TELEPHONE SCAMS – WHY?

THE STORY

It happens constantly – scammers finding new way to scam people on the telephone. And the telephone companies like Pontious Pilate are washing their hands of it. Their attitude is similar to those of the social media companies refusing to deal with fake news, violent news and hateful news. But it was public pressure that forced the social media companies to deal with the problems.

THE SETTING

The latest phone scam involves people receiving calls and before they can answer the call the caller hangs up.
So because people are curious they call back.
And when they call back the scammers are in control.

WHAT IT MEANS

Telephone scams happen constantly and the solution by the big three companies – Telus, Bell and Rogers is to do this.
And, of course, that is totally inadequate and is pushing the problem on to consumers instead of where it belongs – the companies.
And fixing the problem would cost millions and millions of dollars which they are not prepared to do.

OTTAWA FINALLY AGREES TO RELEASE HOW BIG THE BILLION DOLLAR LOSSES ARE FOR TAX AVOIDANCE N CANADA
The dollar amounts are staggering – anywhere from $8.9 billion to $47.8 billion yearly.
Those are the estimated amounts on what the government looses to tax avoidance.
But now the the prime minister has indicated the government will release its estimates.

GAY ATHLETES MAKING HISTORY AT THE OLYMPICS

How times have changed.
Being gay and being in sports was always a tough one – especially at the Olympics.
But today that no longer is a problem.

THE WOMAN WHO CRAFTS TRUDEAU’S PUBLIC IMAGE

Her name is Kate Purchase.
She is the prime minister’s communications director.
She is a cancer survivor, she is expecting a baby and she has a knack for getting Trudeau a lot of upbeat publicity.

 

ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVER A LOST CITY – TWICE THE SIZE OF MEDIEVAL ENGLAND

It is being hailed as a major discovery.
It includes 60,000 structures and was discovered in the jungles of Guatemala.


CANADA THE BEAUTIFUL – TIME TO CELEBRATE OUR BEAUTY

Canada is one of the greatest countries in the world.
We are a diverse and, for the most part, a tolerant nation.
And we should celebrate that – given all the unrest, turmoil and ugliness that has crept into the social fabric of a lot of other countries.
And one of Canada’s greatest assets is its stunning scenery.

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