Interrobang magazine // Notes

The same strain of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV-1) that is known to cause Heart and Skeletal Muscular Inflammation (HSMI) in farmed Atlantic salmon — discovered in B.C. salmon farms by the same SSHI research team in 2016 — is now being associated with a disease called jaundice/anemia in Chinook salmon.

Source: Farmed Atlantic Salmon Virus Linked to Disease in Chinook | The Tyee

More impetus to quarantine fish farms, means moving them to land

Gotta read this…

The study serves as a definitive guide to Canada’s current energy realities and their implications for a sustainable future. It takes a detailed look at Canadian energy consumption, renewable and non-renewable energy supply, the state of Canada’s resources and revenues, and what it all means for emissions-reduction planning.

Source: Canada’s Energy Outlook | Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Plus: “Women over 65 years write very rude things on the internet.”

Source: People who are delusional, dogmatic, or religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news » Nieman Journalism Lab

People prone to psychosis are also more likely to believe fake news. Is there a certain kind of person who is more likely to believe fake news? Yes: “Belief in fake news was associated with increased endorsement of delusion-like ideation,” according to a working paper from Yale’s Michael Bronstein, Gordon Pennycook, Adam Bear, Tyrone Cannon, and David Rand, presented at the recent Schizophrenia International Research Conference.

So, I understand why our various governments treat these shenanigans seriously, they have a political agenda that is pro-Israel. But, the press should be different. Cartoonish propaganda should be given the cartoon treatment. This is not what I saw. The “Iran Lied” slide made front pages. Also, hilarious that a government that lies constantly about having hundreds of nuclear bombs is taken seriously for accusing one of perhaps having lied about its intentions 10 years back…

Benjamin Netanyahu’s amateurish PowerPoint presentation in Tel Aviv this week – “Iran lied” flashed up behind him in huge letters – was in fairness a great improvement on the cartoonish diagram of an atomic bomb the Israeli prime minister held up at the UN general assembly in September 2012. But it served much the same purpose: to show that Iran can’t be trusted, and is poised to unleash nuclear havoc across the region

Source: If Trump destroys the nuclear deal, Iran will fall to its hardliners | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Opinion | The Guardian

To justify Site C, BC Hydro pretended that alternatives to new hydro power were expensive and unreliable.In fact, cheap electricity created by wind and solar frightens the utility. It’s one thing for consumers to buy zero power from the grid but it is something else if those customers are regularly selling electricity to BC Hydro.

Source: Death knell for net metering – In-Sights

Oh BC Hydro, the whole point of having a not-for-profit utility is to improve energy efficiency and advocate for your user-base, not maximize energy production and revenue…

Hmm, we need threads or comments, on this microblog.

Also, we need to figure out how to test this with Press This.

Also, if multiple people edit a single note, maybe other authors could show up in the footer.

Would you eat land-farmed salmon if it resulted in better protection of wild salmon stocks and the banning of open net farms in BC? Would it change your mind if that land-farmed salmon was bio-engineered?

The company has said its fish are sterile and are currently only being raised in landlocked tanks. Those sold in recent months in Canada are thought to have been bred in tanks in Panama, but the company is currently laying the groundwork to expand its operations to Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast.

GM salmon hits shelves (article from 2017)