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  1. 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 T
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  2. It was not a matter of making more money because of the cheap labour in China, it was a matter for most of staying in business. THAT falls straight into the hands of consumers. We the Great Unwashed wanted all of the cheap shit coming into Wallyworld for less than a half or quarter of what those few foolhardy Canadian companies were producing to compete - and with our disfunctional business investment climate and priveleged, wildly expensive labour we simply can not compete. The solution was very simple - and this spreads across several governments and every party in North America: if
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  3. What is the threshold? Our biggest trade partner would not get a pass if we look at their connections to human rights violations. Heck, we wouldn't get a pass.
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  4. 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 th
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  5. This isn't about conservatism or being adult. I'll reserve my judgement for now but what I heard today from Doug Ford substantiates my belief that the quarantine is going too far, is useless in some ways and also harmful in others. Like what I've been saying about the psychological impact. those of us who have reserve cash are not as scared as people who live paycheck to paycheck. A lot of young people struggle with part-time jobs, having two jobs or more, not structured permanentworkwe enjoyed and they have no reserves, not eligible for EI. To say people should have to suck it up is not good
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  6. They are protected by the corporations while conservatives are shut down for MUCH less.
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  7. 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
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  8. Hmm, singing Kumbaya whilst running around a fire naked might be an appropriate initiation ritual. I smell a Tik Tok video.
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  9. I wasn’t referring to Europe. Let’s clarify that they’re now a serious problem for us as well. We will need a rethink on vital equipment for pandemics and maintain adequate manufacturing capacity within the country.
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  10. I agree but it'll be like a drunk hitting rock bottom. I'm really not that depressed at all to tell you the truth Rue. I think I would be though if I found myself unable to understand or grasp some of the enormity of what we're up against. The political and economic eight-balls we're behind are one thing but another has to be the sheer weight of deluded thinking that is compounding so much effort to contain panic. Take mom for example, we're talking on Skype the other day and she's says "I just heard they've shut down the Internet"! But that's mom, shes almost 90 and pretty har
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  11. Just make sure you cite my name, as it’s automatically copyright protected. Lol.
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  12. That’s one of the best posts I ever read here. I might just copy and paste it, pretend it’s my own on a different site lol.
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  13. 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.
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  14. Would the Libs (Dems) or Cons (GOP) move away from the system? Of course not. Do other parties have a chance? It doesn't look that way. The reality is that human rights violations are on only a small percentage of the population's radar. How many people think about where their product is made when they add it to their Amazon cart? This whole experience has shocked the system and has made some people to look at the system from a different perspective and perhaps even question it. That's good. However, the push right now is to go back to the way we were. Then we'll be consumed with the
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  15. I agree. It's greed. Milking the system for every last cent is the issue. Manufacturers set-up shop in China and other countries with cheap labour, just so they can make more money for the shareholders. We do need to be more self-reliant. But how do you do it? Create a protectionist system where we charge extra taxes on foreign goods coming in? Doesn't that go against the free market? Is there a balance?
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  16. Conservatives... Always be hatin' the Corporations..
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  17. You want insane? Stay tuned it's still coming. Here's one for today- People who were planning to receive medically assisted induced death are having it postponed by the hospitals, because of coronavirus. I guess those with a terminal illness will just have to wait until the virus passes before they're allowed to die.
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  18. I agree nothing to this scale, but pandemics are all serious matters, but what we have been told over and over in the beginning of this issue, was both of them have taught us how to handle the next pandemic, we are prepared this time....but I guess thats what they were telling us, covering up for there mishandling of this crises. one would be stockpiling of vital consumables such as masks, gowns, footwear coverings, etc etc , and then machines like ventilators. The last 2 virous have come from china, and yet nobody put two and two together because china is our main source of manufacturing....
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  19. 3 points in response to that: 1) One thing to keep in mind is that those with weak immune systems, who have COVID-19 have a much higher chance of needing to go to the hospital to receive care. Our healthcare system cannot handle that. This is the biggest problem around the world. 2) Also, an average patient with COVID-19 stays at the hospital for almost 2 weeks. A common flu patient who goes to the hospital stays for just a 3 days. Again, this shows the strain on the healthcare system. 3) Another point: The rate of death increases dramatically within a short period of time. So i
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  21. I'm pretty sure thats what they said about the last 2 pandemics we've had, "does anyone have any points, GOOD, meeting adjoined " perhaps this one is the one everyone is going to expect more out of, at least the lack of preparations including no stocked supplies and equipment, " not to mention the time wasted when this virous was in china and spreading rapidly...what was major hospitals doing about getting prepared, one would guess it was not stocking up on supplies, or ensuring they had enough equipment. All levels of government have had a hand in this failure.... Justins attempt to grab
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  22. Or we could just change the constitution to remove all special native rights. That'd be good too. Natives could then be just Canadians like the rest of us.
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  23. We have no replacement for fossil fuels either as an energy source or in the source for the petrochemical industry whose products are in 95% of the things we build, own and wear. Wind and solar make up less than 1% of world energy, and most of that is heavily subsidized. No one seems to want nuclear, despite it being a far 'cleaner' energy source, and hundreds and hundreds of coal plants are continuing to be built around the world. One presumes that eventually those plants will be replaced by oil or natural gas. The blithe predictions of the end of the need for oil are many decades in adv
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  24. Which both continue to this day. Quebec's insular attitude and tribal vote have given it considerably more power within confederation than Ontario, despite the latter's larger size and wealth. And Quebec has always been the most corrupt of our provinces. This must be quite an old book. The Canadian chattering classes (artists, writers, academics, media) no longer talk about Canadian greatness. Instead the narrative is Canada is a horrifically awful country populated by the racist descendants of cruel, evil, exploitive, murderous, racist, homophobic butchers and barbarians. There is not
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  25. Yeah... well "you people" meant Asians but generally "you" means "one" Example: You've gotta fight for your right to paaaaarty... actually is a rephrasing of Founding Father Adam Rock: "One must contend for one's freedom to pursue happiness"
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