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Facebook on the Hot Seat. FBI Raids. The Information Free-for-all.

Blanche, we sat looking at the white screen on our computer, unable to find the words to write about those 15 hockey players from Humboldt Saskatchewan who were killed in a horrific bus accident.

The fact that they came from a town with a population of about 6,000 means that virtually everyone knew a family that lost a child. One can only pray that those who were injured fully recover and that the other families find some solace in the knowledge that worldwide, people are mourning with them.

Mark Zuckerberg is nothing short of a genius. He started Facebook in his dorm while in Harvard. He’s now a billionaire and probably smarter than when he was in college. He also looks to be unflappable – c.a.l.m. as we watched him get grilled in front of a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees.

He will be answering questions for the next two days. We watched him and he’s ready with every answer. Well, almost every answer.

Senator Dick Durbin asked him two questions: to share which hotel he stayed in last night and which people he messaged in the past few days. After a couple of uncomfortable seconds, wouldn’t you know it – Zuckerberg wouldn’t share.

So why does Facebook share other people’s private information? Excellent question and the answer is because the can.

Oh, and Blanche, here’s a little ditty for you: Zuckerberg is 5’7”. His team has him sitting on a 4” cushion during testimony because they know it’s important for him not to look small or meek in the pics. There ya go.

While you may despise Donald Trump, the fact that his lawyer’s hotel room (his house is being renovated) and office were raided by the FBI is cause for some concern and here’s why:

As per Alan Dershowitz: “…we would have been hearing more from civil libertarians— the American Civil Liberties Union, attorney groups and privacy advocates — if the raid had been on Hillary Clinton’s lawyer. Many civil libertarians have remained silent about potential violations of President Trump’s rights because they strongly disapprove of him and his policies”.

And that’s the point here. Right now, it looks like the FBI took a sledgehammer to kill an ant. Did anyone see the FBI going after Hillary and Bill when they met the former attorney general Loretta Lynch on a plane sitting on a tarmac? They were talking about their social lives? Spare us.

Said meeting took place days before the public release of the House Benghazi Committee’s report on the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. Face it or not, somewhere in the United States, there are groups of people who will stop at nothing to try to get rid of Trump. Legally or not.

Now here’s something juicy…Prince Harry and Meghan have decided not to invite Justin and Sophie nor Barack and Michelle to their wedding. Look how much money the Canadian taxpayers are saving – Justin won’t need to buy a new pair of socks or a new outfit. He’s so very special, eh Blanche?

Seems there will only be about 600 people at the wedding and they didn’t want politicians, politicking or anything of the sort. Good for them.

Can anyone explain those radio ads telling English speaking Quebecers how much more wonderful their lives would be if they spoke French? There is no doubt that the Liberal party in la belle province needs a new communications director.

It has to be the one of the most foolish, out-of-touch ads we have ever had the pleasure to hear. Couillard and company are doing everything in their power to lose this election. They desperately need a dose of reality.

Keep this number handy: 438 872-COYO (2696). This is the hotline to call if you spy a coyote in your neighborhood. Can we talk? We already have a zoo in our backyard with racoons, gophers and groundhogs. Coyotes we do not need.

In case you are looking to move to the US of A, here are the top ten cities to consider. Notice, with the exception of Washington DC, these are all small cities, very much like Montreal

Placing number 1…Austin Texas. Then, in order of appearance from top to bottom: Colorado Springs, Denver, Des Moines, Fayetteville (Arkansas), Portland Oregon, Huntsville Alabama, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Minnesota and rounding out at number 10…Seattle, Washington.

And finally, what to do if your Facebook page was one of the 86 million where your information was taken? Nothing.

Your birthday, hometown and more personal and private messages, were collected by Cambridge Analytica.

Even if you delete your Facebook account, or remove third-party apps connected to your profile, the third-party apps will still have access to data they previously collected. Users have to contact the app individually to have the data be removed.

We’ll talk…

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