PARIS — Is it even possible for people to get objective, accurate information about COVID-19? Throughout the pandemic, certain narratives have been sidelined or suppressed, with social media and conventional media dutifully acting as the handmaidens of the establishment. It smacks of the same propaganda tactics that have been used to ...Read more
PARIS — Beginning on July 21, everyone in France will be required to show proof of a medical act in in order to access everyday venues with capacities above 50 people. That medical act can be either a government-approved COVID-19 vaccination or a test (PCR or antigen) taken within 48 hours.
Why would anyone buy into the notion that this is ...Read more
PARIS – “I have said it, I will say it again: the vaccine will not be compulsory,” French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Dec. 27, 2020.
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PARIS — As the old adage goes, the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. Is anyone in charge going to do any soul searching to ask why history has yet again repeated itself in Afghanistan?
American and allied troops evacuated their base at Bagram Airfield earlier this month, handing it ...Read more
PARIS — The Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. has been sweltering for the past few days under what weather specialists are calling a “once-in-a-millennium heat dome.” In neighboring Canada, 60 temperature records were broken during the same heat wave, as the thermometer reached 117.5 degrees Fahrenheit (47.5 degrees Celsius) in Lytton, ...Read more
PARIS — There’s no reason why the U.S.-Canada border shouldn’t already be open, yet the two countries have mutually decided to extend border restrictions until at least July 21. One has to wonder if it has something to do with the lack of readiness for digital sanitary passports meant to collect your private health information.
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PARIS — When U.S. President Joe Biden met with America’s top allies at the G-7 summit in England last week, the primary objective seemed to be to signal-boost the appearance of unity against America’s geopolitical adversaries. The primary bogeyman propped up for use as a rhetorical punching bag was China, suggesting a pivot away from ...Read more
PARIS — Summer vacations aren’t just an optional frivolity this year but rather the duty of freedom-loving defenders of democracy worldwide. If you’re in the U.S., a good place to start is with a trip to Canada, my native country. Here’s why.
The world’s largest undefended border, the 49th parallel separating Canada and the U.S., has ...Read more
PARIS — Greetings from France, where politicians are putting on their best expressions of surprise in response to a report that the National Security Administration, America’s electronic spying agency, stalked German Chancellor Angela Merkel as if she had dumped them after a first date. Worse, the NSA reportedly roped in one of Europe’s ...Read more
PARIS — Silicon Valley giants such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have appointed themselves the arbiters of truth on controversial matters that warrant wide debate. Recent events related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its origins ought to be enough to revoke Big Tech’s authority to limit free speech under the guise of combating “...Read more
PARIS — Does anyone else get a good chuckle out of the self-righteousness on display by the people who have received the COVID-19 jab and seem to want to make a temporary career out of pro-vaccine activism?
You know who I’m talking about: the people who proudly post photos on social media of their vaccination certificate for the world to ...Read more
PARIS — I have lived in France for the past 13 years, and talk of a potential civil war over discontent with the country’s societal balkanization and resulting degradation has been prevalent for at least that long. Despite new warnings about possible domestic conflict from current and former French military officers, it’s highly unlikely. ...Read more
PARIS — Just wondering: Do these new, woke, intersectional, cisgendered, millennial CIA officers have to support Iranian regime change, too?
It seems like a good time to ask, since the CIA released a new video last week aimed at increasing workforce diversity. The over-the-top ad has been roundly mocked, with some commentators saying that ...Read more