Activision Blizzard (ATVI.Q) releases four new big titles, apologizes for last month’s Hong Kong controversy

Activision Blizzard (ATVI.Q) releases two high profile games, in Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, shrugging their shoulders at the Hong Kong e-sports controversy. The controversy surrounds Blizzard’s latest political hedge in banning Hearthstone player Ng “Blizchung” Wai Chung for supporting Hong Kong protesters during a competition livestream last month. Naturally, […]

Big Tobacco player Altria (MO.NYSE) lobbying hard for hemp, but is it the magic bullet Congress is counting on?

Tobacco giant, Altria Group (MO.NYSE), is lobbying in the United States for “matters pertaining to hemp and crop insurance,” among other things, seemingly aiming to pivot away from vaping amidst a national health emergency. A lobbying report filed by The Russell Group listed its income for the quarter on behalf […]

Defense Metals (DEFN.V) tags significant REE values in its first 2 holes at Wicheeda

The headline numbers in Defense Metals (DEFN.V) October 31st press release mark an auspicious beginning for drill hole newsflow out of the company’s Wicheeda Rare Earth Element (REE) Project. Wicheeda is a 1,708-hectare chunk of geologically prospective terra firma located in the infrastructure-rich Prince George region of northern British Columbia. […]

Los Angeles politician claims cannabis system is grossly unfair

Los Angles City Councilman Herb Wesson roared into the news this week when he told the City of Los Angeles their cannabis licensing system was  rigged against communities it was supposed to help. He has a point. Los Angeles has already approved 300 cannabis retailers and suppliers.  The avalanche of […]