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  1. 6 points
    I give Doug Ford credit for choosing leadership over partisanship. He's doing "the people" a solid, at expense of businesses. And ... takeout delivery lcbo are solid. Thx Doug! https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-coronavirus-ontario-monday-1.5506445
  2. 4 points
    This guy I know once said he wanted to punch Trudeau right in the pu$$y! I told dad to calm down, we had guests over.
  3. 4 points
    Ford seems to be doing a decent job in the COVID era, keeping the partisan rhetoric down and bringing people together. Praise where it is due.
  4. 4 points
  5. 4 points
    Lots of celebs, "influencers", and athletes are using this opportunity to raise more than awareness...also raising their celebrity profiles. Funny, but they never give shouts out on MyFace or Twitter when they get the herpes virus.
  6. 4 points
    Lets steer this thread back to the title of the topic "pipeline protesters need to be jailed". I would say No - they need to be given a background on the issue at hand. The protesters claim that the Wetsuweten hereditary chiefs did not give permission for the natural gas pipeline. The truth is that a year ago, there were 5 hereditary chiefs, they voted 3 to 2 in favour of the pipeline (along with the wetsuweten elected chiefs). Then the 2 'against' hereditary chiefs gathered together some bully boys, and stripped the 3 'in favour' chiefs (all matriachs) of their credentials, on the basis of they cannot be hereditary chiefs, because they are women.!!. Here is my evidence - straight from the tribe members https://www.jlsreport.com/2019/02/22/wetsuweten-strong-the-symbol-of-male-dominance-over-women/ The 3 "replacement" chiefs have no validity, and therefore the refusal of permission to allow the pipeline is bogus - making the whole protest bogus. The complaints that I have heard - that the pipeline will pollute the water and the land, are also bogus - my evidence - for over 50 years there has been a natural gas pipeline through the Wetsuweten territory, it goes to Prince Rupert, and on the way it branches off to supply natural gas to the houses of the wetsuweten people!!. It has not 'polluted the water and the land', so why would the new one? The protesters are misinformed. I heard innumerable cries of 'they did not consult'. the truth is that 8 years of respectful consultation have taken place, and 20 separate bands on the pipeline route have signed their agreement. The agreements signed with these 20 bands agree to pay them $2.5 million each on completion of the first 10 km of line , $400,000 each on completion of the full line and $10 million dollars per year to share for every year gas flows ( divided by 20 = $500,000 a year to each of the 20 bands). evidence - search on BC government natural gas pipleline agreements and read the text yourself like I did. The majority of these 20 bands number 200 - to 300 persons, that money is badly needed to fund new business opportunities for them. and yet the 2 wetsuweten hereditary chiefs and their 3 'friends' who named themselves hereditary chiefs, want all that money stopped.! and they promise nothing to replace this opportunity for those 20 first nations.. I have witnessed two protests personally, one was up in Courtenay BC, about 25 first nations people in the 15 to 20 age group were standing outside the town on the side of the entry road to the main highway going south. They were not blocking the road, but the RCMP WERE !. a single RCMP vehicle was sideways across the access road., I had to drive 20 minutes through a bunch of side roads and rejoin the highway below Royston. As I rejoined the highway, I saw the access road going north, was blocked by a single BC Government highways contractor vehicle. ! Most of the signs carried were "RCMP leave Wetsuweten people alone". What I conclude is that the RCMP and BC Govt colluded with the protesters, they appeared to be letting them stay there for the day, I am guessing it was on condition that the detour route was left open. The second protest has been on the steps of the BC Legislature in Victoria, the protesters are indigenous youth of whom many are studying at UVIC, who were all well dressed, well fed and well educated, and they have Canada to thank for that. They too, are 15 - 25 year olds with their whole life in front of them, in the best country in the world!!. They have never had it so good!! They have opportunities that young people all over the world would kill to get!. Mother Canada has taken care of them , and yet the protesters have signs saying ' Shut down Canada' ?. Billions upon Billions of dollars are taken in taxes every year from the Canadian population and given to first nations, for this, I do not expect to see the flag of our beautiful country desecrated by signs saying "Reconciliation is Dead" superimposed on an upside-down Canadian flag. No non-indigenous Canadian would dream of desecrating indigenous symbols in such a fashion, there is something very wrong here.
  7. 3 points
    He is the fuvking leader of the country, he should not have been hiding under the wife's dress.
  8. 3 points
    The world demand for oil will continue for decades. I'm all for a more sustainable energy source, and as soon as one is developed which is economically competitive with oil I'm all for switching over. But that is not presently the case. And we need to develop and export resources and get people back to work. This bullshit about taxing industry for their fuel use only serves to drive them offshore. How does it help the environment if a manufacturer relocates to China? It doesn't. It just costs us jobs. Ontario hasn't had a new auto plant in a decade because the Ontario and federal Liberal governments make it too expensive. All the new manufacturing facilities Magna and others have constructed have been in the US or Mexico, where energy is cheap and they face no carbon taxes.
  9. 3 points
    Hate of self isn't necessarily wrong, if it leads to transformation to a better person. But anything taken to extremes is harmful, so we should not hate ourselves too much. Remember that we are all struggling in life and are bound to make mistakes. That is where the concept of forgiveness comes in, and should also include forgiveness of the self.
  10. 3 points
    Old people are well aware of how vulnerable they are, and that death is imminent. These are the people who need to be most protected in an outbreak. On the other hand if protection brings its own issues, the decision what to do isn't so black-and-white. It is not always wise to try and save life at all costs, when you understand certain realities. Mental health problems due to virus fear is an issue just beginning to come to our attention. Little old ladies who are scared are hiding at home, don't go out for many weeks hardly at all, stop doing the things they used to do that kept them busy and kept them going. A certain number of them will die earlier. And so it comes down to quality of life issues. Would you rather isolate for months, upheave everything, enduring loneliness, depression and the impact this has on you, or go to the places you always go, take your chances but use "social distancing" as always, same techniques for flu season every year. Just need to do them consistently and well, but not useless things. Stores marketing themselves as "clean" now makes virus its own industry. Cheers
  11. 3 points
    Well I'm guessing it is not any of our vets, that is going to be voting liberal...But terrorist world wide will be rejoicing his win...must make Liberals proud...
  12. 3 points
    I have no difficulty with any of this. But then I'm semi-old. I grew up in a pre-Liberal Canada, before Trudeau senior opened the floodgates to immigrants and then set about deliberately destroying our traditions and institutions because they were too closely related to Britain and he wanted to assuage Quebec. The 'multiculturalism' bullshit helped with that because it was only ever applied in English Canada, never in Quebec. We were told that we couldn't do this or say that and that this and that had to be changed so as to not offend newcomers. And the more newcomers we had which had no part of our traditions and values the more this argument was used. Now we have Trudeau the shallow proclaiming that Canada is a 'post-nation state', ie, not even a nation, and has no core identity, and saying it PROUDLY, as if this is a good thing! Mind you, he'd cut his own tongue out before saying anything like that about Quebec.
  13. 3 points
    You're just making excuses for bad behavior. The city of New York declared an emergency on March 7th, and restricted public gatherings on March 12th. At the same time members of the municipal government were downplaying the virus, and encouraging people to go out to public gatherings. Make up your mind on whether politicians should've acted sooner or not. You can't pick and choose with your bull crap excuses.
  14. 3 points
    The government is not asking us to do anything particularly daunting. To start, stay home for a few weeks. They're not asking us to hand our firstborn to the army and our second-born to the navy. You're using another straw-man here and pretending the government is asking us to accept anything is justified. They're not. The stimulus bill Trudeau tried to pass was a bit of a turd and he overstepped there, but accepting some short-term self-isolation is not the end of the world that you make it out to be. The curious thing about this sort of mindset is that on one hand, you're telling us that the fear-mongering over the virus is exaggerated and hyped, but then you're doing the same thing with the theories about the government grasping and about how the sacred "economy" being sacrificed (never to recover I guess?). That too is exaggerated. Coming out of the current crisis, governments will have been served a rude awakening and will be more serious about future preparedness. It will ultimately be an expensive lesson to learn, but the one thing that western economies continue to do successfully is ignore their problems until they blow up in their face.
  15. 3 points
    Trump still has the power to overwhelm a thread about how Trudeau has failed Canada on COVID-19.
  16. 3 points
    I'm not rich by the standards of the rich, I'm just rich by my standards, since I grew up poor
  17. 3 points
  18. 3 points
    I think this cuts to the heart of the matter regardless of what Trump or others did or didn't do. Justin Trudeau has not demonstrated the ability to place Canadians at the highest priority for this and other issues. As you indicate, his actions demonstrate not only a continuing virtue signaling narrative for political gain, but an underlying belief system that may be incompatible with making the hard choices for Canadians' interests. Justin Trudeau does not have the same stuff as his "just watch me" father.
  19. 3 points
    Shout out to Home Depot: one entrance, 50 carts. Each customer has to wait for a cart before they can go into the store, and the cart handles are wiped between customers. Great job, hope more stores follow suit.
  20. 3 points
    China is a very big place (1/4 of the whole world) and just as with every other immigrant candidate, we should simply be selective of WHO is coming in, not where they are from.
  21. 3 points
    No. The reason to be concerned about migration from China are the spies that they send to spy on our businesses to steal our IP and to spy on our government departments and facilities. It's also a concern that the once here, Chinese migrants are to be loyal to China or their family back home with be threatened or jailed by the government. But it's also a big problem to discriminate against all Chinese migrants obviously, so either way we're in a pickle.
  22. 3 points
    Unfortunately the virus doesn't discriminate and it takes many tens of innocent Iranians before killing one regime associate. That said many regime thugs and a few regime ayatollahs have been sent to hell by this virus so far. The virus spread wildly in Iran directly as a result of regime purposely lying again and hiding the facts and figures from Iranians and the world for weeks so that it doesn't affect the parliamentary election turnout and as a result of them lying again to the nation and to the world many thousands are dead or dying now including many in Canada as many recent sufferers have been travelers from Iran. When the world is going to wake up and take this regime out by any possible means? It is now the safety of the whole world in jeopardy not just Iran nation.
  23. 3 points
    I'd do anything to destroy the Chinese economy. They're our #1 enemy.
  24. 3 points
  25. 3 points
    As we speak our PM is bunkered down in his home, wiping his arse with the Constitution. As usual.
  26. 3 points
    Governments can change the constitution. Get a conservative one in place, and I bet with all the provincial conservative governments they could get a constitutional amendment passed which said anything they wanted it to say about aboriginal rights. And if you don't think this is gonna happen some day you're kidding yourself. A growing percentage of the population is made up of immigrants and they have ZERO respect for natives and their problems. These are people who came halfway around the world to try and get here and have a better life. You think they have any sympathy for people who insist on living in the boonies and holding their hands out for more welfare? You think they want to continue to pay them because of some ancient treaty with the King of England?
  27. 3 points
    No linky-proof - no truth. LOL
  28. 3 points
    Piss off and stop wasting my time then.
  29. 3 points
    Howdy. I haven't been around here much for quite some time. As I look around I see that the more things change the more they stay the same.
  30. 3 points
    It’s sad to see investment flee from places like Wet’suwet’en territory, but these communities are held hostage by an archaic self-governance model where a minority of unelected chiefs can ruin prospects for their own people, supported by a misinformed fringe of radical activists who won’t be as impacted by the lack of resource development as the people they claim to support.
  31. 2 points
    What responsibility, as long as we ensure that people are given equal opportunity, it's their responsibility to make use of it, and make the right choices.
  32. 2 points
    I don’t know anything about so called “white supremacist” leanings. I find such attributions are made far too easily and are dangerously slanderous. Don’t make such accusations so lightly without damn good reasons. We’ve talked about this, the shrill overreactions that can destroy reputations and people. I don’t agree with Black’s politics on everything, but he’s exceptionally bright and knows Canada’s history. He probably isn’t “green” or left enough for current mainstream Canada, but he isn’t naive to what really counts in geopolitics. That’s my point. While I can understand Trudeau’s appeal to some as a more honest and science-based politician than some, his naïveté is very dangerous. We see similar foolishness in the uninformed protesters of industry, people who don’t understand how food gets to our table or the value of money. They live on the level of purely selfish desire no less than the most exploitative rich. There are certain essentials you need to run a truly independent jurisdiction. They’re called the commanding heights: energy, steel, trains, food supply (agriculture, livestock, fisheries), manufacturing (appliances, transportation infrastructure, building supplies, biomedical equipment), defence (especially the high tech precision, rapid deployment kind), and strong democratic institutions with rule of law. We could say much more and detail what each of these essential areas looks like. Green policies would be touted by some as of critical importance to how we operate all of the above, but we can’t have our own truly green policies when we’re in a global marketplace competing with countries that refuse to bear the costs of climate action, let alone high labour standards and wages. A system is only as strong as its weakest link. This pandemic is a little too perfect. The only way we know of to get rid of it is to stay home. Yet transmission is endless through our global network. We need to be able to detach from that network when it suits us, instantaneously. We also need to find ways of protecting ourselves and each other that allow us to participate in community activities and workplaces. Having everyone stay home is too costly for psychological and economic reasons, and it could eventually take far more lives than the virus as suicides and non-viral illnesses mount. The lockdowns must have a defined timeline with some flexibility related to our diagnosis of cases and there must be a plan for return to work. Let’s pause for a moment to consider what’s happened: the end of new sexual partnering and physical touch, the end of social gatherings (workplace, markets, sports activities, playgrounds, schools, restaurants, etc.). Through fear we have bought into the necessity to maintain these conditions for an extended period. While we need to get the numbers of new cases well down, there has to eventually be a happy medium that allows for return to normalcy. What would it look like, for example, to return to work with fewer hours and smaller groups? Could we have anyone who must work in close contact with others, such as professional athletes, return to work after passing a C-19 test? We can’t accept permanent shutdown. It’s hard not to wonder if this was planned, because we have bought into this mass shutdown. People really are dying. I don’t see any point in dwelling on that possibility, but wherever this came from, we must never let ourselves become so susceptible to outside threats again, not in trade, defence, food supply, medical supplies, and even political ideas. We can’t have our own policies without true self-sustainability. We see the totalitarianism of China and the radical self-interest of the Trump regime (stopping the export of 3M N95 masks and diverting deliveries of equipment destined for other countries to the US, as happened to Germany). We have to be careful and shouldn’t assume we can rely on other countries or regions. It’s not every man for himself and we are stronger together, but be prepared to go it alone with your family or selected community. Canada is doing relatively well in this crisis, but we need to strengthen our protections and we’re not out of the woods yet, far from it.
  33. 2 points
    I think the one great lesson that must come out of this is that we must become extremely independent and adaptable — extremely. Relying on global and even continental supply chains is a problem. We are experiencing the effects of an overcrowded and strained biosphere. It’s the sixth extinction, taking place during the anthropocene period. Climate change has been the main worry of governments, but weather patterns and gradual increases in temperature are just more effects of the impact of the stress humans have put on the planet. It’s our ability to adapt and reduce our negative impacts that will determine our evolutionary viability. It’s unwise to be so beholden to foreign powers for our economic survival. We have to be able to operate successfully on a much smaller scale and at a more local level. While I think we have to generally go greener, on a national level we need to remember where the power lies and maintain domestic power and supply. We see the worry over procuring medical supplies, but it also applies to food, defence, and manufacturing. We need to do for ourselves to maintain the capacity. While he may be too conservative for some, Conrad Black is mostly right about where Canada needs to go: https://apple.news/AlExejMIlTnKA61WUZfZWmw
  34. 2 points
    They are protected by the corporations while conservatives are shut down for MUCH less.
  35. 2 points
    Since the start of the endemic, I can hardly find a title on CBC not having the distinct COVID-19 mark in it. Did we all stop to live. Anything else happening in this country?
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Look I'm not a very religious man either, I will not blow smoke up your arse and say I have not prayed to the big guy in my time of need, lots of times as a soldier, when my each one of my kids were born, I will say I do not attend church except for funerals and weddings... That being said I find it a little ironic that you don't like it when they impose THIER VALUES on everyone else, but it's ok for others to impose your beliefs on them...things like gay marriage and abortion rights are off the table.. And if you do want to talk about these issues well they deserve to be ridiculed…. key word here is ridiculed...I wonder what else is off limits ? Lots of things are basic rights, clean drinking water ? how about basic shelter ? don't get me wrong I'm not native or do I beat their drum, but when it comes down to being treated equal there are a lot of groups that have lagged behind like the few I mentioned, and those that are the squeaky wheel are getting all the attention because of powerful lobby groups...Today we think that if you do not dance with the LGBT folks your a piece of shit, and own all the ridicule you get......regardless of your own personal values or opinion..
  38. 2 points
    Why, what will happen? People will be poor? Yeah, being poor sucks. Shortages everywhere? Yeah, that would suck too. Still, being poor is preferable to being dead. I don't have money in the stock market, so I'm not losing anything there. I expect the value of my townhouse will drop dramatically, by $100,000.00, maybe more. Oh well. I expect to have to pay higher taxes under a Conservative Gov't within a couple of years when we need to reduce the deficit. So what? Being poor(er) and alive is a better alternative to dying or losing someone I love because some people put a higher value on "the economy" than the health and life of other people.
  39. 2 points
    Like I said, we're not proposing months of house arrest and 100% isolation. That's a straw-man that folks like Trump are tossing around. Everyone can't stay home. Parts of the economy still MUST function. We know that. That being said, the virus will cripple large parts of the economy regardless of what we do. Whether governments impose self-isolation or not, people aren't going to be spending money. Until the anxiety and uncertainty we're dealing with shows signs of resolving, people won't be travelling, going to restaurants, playing sports and certainly won't be making big-ticket purchases when there are mass-layoffs and global supply-chain problems. The idea that we just lift the shutdown measures and things go back to economic-normal isn't base on reality. To oversimplify, we're looking at a shorter-term reduction to something like 35% economic capacity so that we can get back to 75% capacity over the coming months, and then more quickly to 100% capacity in 2021. The alternative is that we limp along at 65% capacity, things get much worse, and then we drop down to <50% anyways and it lasts far, far longer, with far worse long-term consequences. Those percentages are all made up, so don't overthink the "math". I'm just trying to illustrate the idea. It's what I'm hearing daily on conference calls with Canadian and US macro-economists and investment strategists managing hundreds of billions. We cannot separate the health impact from the economic impact. As one goes down the crapper, the other follows.
  40. 2 points
    It's probably not true.
  41. 2 points
    Cheers I like my Corona with a twist of lemon...
  42. 2 points
    We know who is implementing good decisions: Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea. Why are we not imitating them instead of Italy?
  43. 2 points
    Italy is quite alarming. I'm trying not to be alarmed...but Italy....
  44. 2 points
    You are talking out of your ass, SIFCLF. You are acting far more like Greta Thunberg with your sky is falling chicken little faggot schtick than I am.
  45. 2 points
    Fighting is sometimes necessary as a last resort to defend yourself. Pacifism leads to victimization. You can lay down and take it up the butt from the Chinese or you can fight back. Or you can pretend to lay down and be peaceful while others fight to defend you while you maintain the moral high ground. Fuck China.
  46. 2 points
    Most people who get infected recover. The main issue is protecting the vulnerable and not overwhelming the health care system, such that the vulnerable, if and when infected, can get the care that they need. Flatten the curve, protect and support the vulnerable. I don't think it's helpful for most businesses or government activities to shut down, as they are the supply lines and source of the goods, services, and revenues that prop up the economy and society as a whole. We don't want to kill businesses and create shortages. Perhaps as a short-term fix to flatten the surge and get a better handle on public hygiene, a certain amount of shutting down is necessary, but it must be finite and controlled. For example, I can see us temporarily transition to an "A B" or even and "A B C" school environment for a while, where students are divided into smaller classes of say 10-15, so that students have plenty of space around them, use washrooms one at a time, and an intensive cleaning regimen is maintained. Students would attend school in these groupings every second or third day. Teachers could communicate with students using online tools on the other days. But maybe that isn't even necessary. We also have to remember that there's a psychological component to all of this isolation and worry that takes its toll and adds to the problem. We need to keep active and working to some degree. We need a sense of community, even if only in small groupings. Online connections help but probably aren't a sufficient replacement for real physical presence. No man is an island. We are social beings. I'm not sure it's worthwhile or wise to make restaurants and pubs close, for example, though certainly we should have better capacity limits and enforce them. Basically we institute policies of social distancing in schools and the workplace. We maintain this until we see that the health system can handle the vulnerable, who will be following a higher regimen of isolation (probably voluntarily self-imposed instead of "enforced"). That should be plenty of caution, and yes, we will likely see more vulnerable people die than we're used to. Either those who get the virus get an immunity or they do not. If they do, then eventually, even if the virus reaches most of the population, it will settle down after the immunity (which is also what would happen if we develop a vaccine for everyone who hasn't been infected). If there is no permanent immunity after getting the virus, and people can be re-infected, then we will have to get used to this new normal of the vulnerable having to be extra careful to avoid infection, and accepting that some vulnerable people will get infected, with the hope that the health system can support them quite well. I think it can. A vaccine would certainly help. However, with or without one, at some point we have to return to public life, just with greater care. We'll adjust. The silly hoarding has to stop and we need to hear more from the sensible experts. They are not calling for a shut down. We should take this opportunity to think about what our new normal should look like. Perhaps reduced work hours in smaller groupings, with more online work, is a better way for us all to live going forward, with less travel, less work, and less stress. Perhaps this is how we solve the problem of automation replacing human jobs. This was predicted decades ago as a good thing. Machines could do more of the work so humans can do less of it and enjoy more personal interests and time with loved ones. If the whole Breton-Woods monetary system really is a bit of a fiction, which the quantitative easing of the last 19 years has demonstrated, perhaps this is the time for a form of universal basic income, so that no one suffers or feels left out. Lack of money shouldn't be a barrier to health care, education, and a clean environment. We need to think about how we can trade and maintain decent living standards AND maintain a clean environment with a high quality of life. Regulations aren't always bad. They can help a great deal. So can international bodies and trade pacts. Whatever gets ourselves and our trading partners to that place we need to go, a healthy society with a downward trend in emissions and plenty of opportunity, we must do.
  47. 2 points
    No no and no and try educate yourself on what a virus is. To start with all a vaccine is, is the virus. How the hell do you think it works. They give you a mild exposure to the virus to build up immunities in your system to fight it. The only way to have your body deal with a virus is to build up its immunity system so it can beat the virus. Most viruses, the vast majority, we have a natural ability to fight. When we do not have clear stats on the actual amount of people with the virus, the fatality rate will always seem higher and that is because hundreds and thousands have the virus and never report it because they never get sick from it. Next there is no such thing as "herd immunity". That is your twisted and incorrect misunderstanding of what a vaccine is or what exposing people to a virus that is not dangerous means. You are panicked thinking this virus will kill you. You are hyped up from over amplification on your cell phone and internet of the subject matter and your lack of awareness and understanding of what a virus is. To repeat again, this virus will not kill you. It is only of concern for people with compromised immunities and even then it of course does not and will not kill ALL people with compromised immunities. No statistic is showing that. You have no clue when people die why they have died. Certain bacteria piggy back on a human when we are sick and have no immunities. You have no idea whether the human who is sick would have been exposed to those bacteria and died of them whether they had the virus or not. Many times the piggy backing on makes the bacteria show up faster but it does not mean the bacteria would not have shown up anyways virus or no virus, something you clearly can not conceive. Viruses mutate all the time. Do you know what that means? It means they can become less deadly not necessarily more deadly. Why do you assume its a bad thing. Mutation is an evolutionary process. Everything that is a virus, a bacteria, a life form, mutates constantly. You think this is something dangerous? If it was why are homo sapiens still around? Why have we not become extinct.?Think man...those mutations are part of evolutionary change. Why are you so afraid of change? No one flattens any curve. As statistics become more accurate they always flatten out as the pattern becomes more reported and charted. Its how numbers work as the numbers between the extreme numbers emerge. Its called quantitative statistics. Its not a conspiracy to kill people just the opposite-the more accurate the stats become the more we know where to concentrate funding. There has been above board precautions put in place as we are in the beginning phase of the exposure in many countries. Governments are erring on the side of caution and in the future we will probably look back at this current situation and say we over-reacted and the over-reaction caused more harm than good as it focused attention away from immunity compromised patients to the majority of individuals we should have let become naturally exposed and left alone as we do with colds and flus so we can concentrate on immune compromised people. That is fine. They have new systems in place and this serves as a valuable test on preparation for future viruses as well. This is an inevitable consequence of increased air travel. It is a direct result of people all over the world being so mobile. Disease does not stop at borders. A virus is like the movement of the tide of the ocean. You can not stop it. You can try slow it down with dykes, water walls, dams, barriers but water goes to where water goes eventually and you have to learn to live with its natural movements not fight it unrealistically. Humankind has felt it can rise itself above nature. Viruses are a reminder we can not. Most of us living in cities are scientifically uneducated and totally unaware of the risks around us. We are blind to the environment. Viruses remind us the environment we are blind to has components that can raise issues if we ignore those phenomena or engage in behavior that fights those phenomena unrealistically. No one is going to die because we didn't stop the spread of a cold or a flue or anything else. They die because its part of life, and an inevitable part of life when we get to a certain age. We are not immortal. If this virus makes you feel mortal then deal with it. Deal with the fear of being unable to control. This notion or concept we have we can control everything and feel safe is something we understand with children....but as adults we must show a little calm, a little humility, an appreciation that life has always been precious but we took it for granted. It also means hoarding toilet paper, hiding, thinking this virus will vanish by telling everyone to stay home, is ridiculous. This is not a Bible story where you put lamb's blood on the door and the virus passes you by. This is not a curse from God. It is a process of human beings, homo sapiens thinking we are the only life form that should not and can not die.
  48. 2 points
    I agree about the coronavirus we should not be sad nor glad, we should be mad; very mad as hell at the way our health care system and emergency readiness is so totally unprepared. The result of decades of nothing but cut, cut, cut to these services. Meanwhile bureaucratic costs keep going up. There is no limit to that department, it seems. Well, how do you like it now Mr. Trudeau. Things are not looking so pretty anymore. It's always easy to be a leader when there is no big problem, when all is sunshine and smiles. But when there is a problem, that's when real leadership needs to come out. Meanwhile in Ottawa: Granted these are fairly big problems to solve, now that we've receded so far away from an actually working model. So better get started working on them now. Then we can forget about this virus and get back to working on the other really big problems we have to solve.
  49. 2 points
    When it is burned it burns much cleaner than other fossil fuels. Worrying about leaks is fine. We monitor closely and repair in a timely manner, as is required by the new regulations that started in January.
  50. 2 points
    We are not going to replace fossil fuels with wind and solar. Period. It cannot work. If more environmentalists, like this guy, actually studied the numbers, that would be come patently obvious.

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