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  1. 15 hours ago, taxme said:

    Not sure which one. It was either on websites The Rebel or The RightEdition.  

    Find the link. Share what you are basing your comments on, instead of just your feelings.

    15 hours ago, taxme said:

    I am not concerned about what goes on in other countries. I live in Canada and that is where I want my taxes to stay and be used.

    That is the wrong way of dealing with situations. Viruses do not understand borders. In order to make the right decision, one should be informed and should look at how it is effecting other countries. This is why Trudeau has been critiqued. Instead of reacting sooner to the virus and close the flights into Canada sooner or imposing a stricter health checkup at the port of entry (airport/land border), he waited to see what WHO advised. The spread into Canada could have, potentially, been slowed down and controlled if Canada had made their own decision in relation to what had happened in Asia and Europe.

  2. 19 hours ago, taxme said:

    Just curious. Is Trump your President by chance? If not, I think that you best stick with the devil you do know who is your dear comrade leader of Canada and what he is doing instead. 

    I'm keeping it real and refuse to enter your absolute world. If all you want to do is to slam Trudeau, while praising Trump, then I will respond to your dishonesty.

    But then again, unfortunately, you have put yourself at a different level than those people. You are denying there is even a pandemic.

    19 hours ago, taxme said:

     

    Come on, get real will you. Why all of a sudden are Sweden's numbers spiking when this flu has been around for well over a month now?  And who is to say that those numbers are like the ones being produced here in Canada and America and that all deaths are somehow now being lumped in with the Covid deaths. 

    Why are their numbers are suddenly going up? Because that's how a heavily contagious virus works. It spikes rather quickly, which we saw happen in parts of Canada as well. People get together, people pass on the virus. It's quite simple how it works.

    Sweden experimented with relaxed social rules, and from what is being shared, the relaxed social distancing measures have not worked out the way they had hoped. However, it remains to be seen how their approach will compare to countries who have imposed strict rules.

    I ask you to stop responding to comments and information that is being shared with outright rejection, because you don't trust anything, and instead, read what is being shared and inform yourself first.

    Sweden's Public Health Agency said it had recorded a total of 11,445 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 1,033 deaths.

    And it warned that because not all deaths had yet been reported over the four-day Easter weekend, the true number might be higher.

    Source

    19 hours ago, taxme said:

    Before people like you keep talking about something you know nothing about why don't you do your won research and go out there and go check numerous hospitals in your own home town and see just how many real deaths in hospitals are due to this China virus.

    I am not going to go into a hospital to count the number of deaths.

    Are you doing that?

    Are you going to reject every information that comes from the government and come to a conclusion only based on your full on rejection of government information all over the world?

    Have you done your own head count?

    19 hours ago, taxme said:

    I am getting pretty much sick and tired of reading what people like you have to say about this virus. All you are going by is what your politicians and the media are telling you. 40,000,000 were supposed to die from this plague of a virus. That number has gone way, way, way down. It's at 60,000 for now Quite a difference I would say in numbers.

    Nobody has said they know exactly how things will turn out. Obviously, this is the first time we have come across something so contagious in our lifetime, under the current healthcare system. 

    What do you know that others don't? Where do you get your information? Why are you so sure that the numbers from the government are lies and misinformation? How do you come to your absolute conclusions without any information or data? Just on your pure 'instincts'?

    19 hours ago, taxme said:

    And please don't try and tell me that the reason for the lower numbers is because of people who are practicing social engineering and staying at home. Nobody stays at home forever. Eventually, everybody has to go out sometime and get the neccasary foods and materials that they need to help stay alive and not die in their homes.  

    If you cannot see this hoax for what it is, then you have not bothered at all to try and get the other side of the story. Maybe you should try it sometime. Just a suggestion. ;) 

    What is the other story? You have not shared with anyone about how you're coming to your conclusions. All you have done is to reject all governments and all media's information based on your feelings that they are a hoax. How are you so sure? What do you base your conclusions on?

  3. 3 minutes ago, Shady said:

    Just look at the current spikes of cases of the virus in Canada.

    I have and I acknowledge that the numbers, per capita, are nowhere close to the U.S. I also acknowledge that the federal and provincial leaders are doing a better job than the U.S' leaders. When will you? You seem to be stuck on this false sense of equivalency.

  4. 54 minutes ago, Shady said:

    Ok, yes, he should’ve waited until announcing a time to re-open things.  That has no bearing on people getting infected. 

    Looks like you're trying to make excuses for Trump again. 

    What Trump says and does, as the leader of the country, has a huge impact on what the country does. If Trump is downplaying the urgency of the coronavirus, without a doubt, the people in the country will downplay it. Especially in locations where Trump is most popular. Just look at the rate of infection, per capita, in states outside of NY.

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  5. 3 hours ago, OftenWrong said:

    I don't see a problem in the data. For one, any blanket statement such as "the numbers are double" needs to be qualified, since doubling is very easy when numbers are low. For example, 2 cases this week. Next week 4 cases. The number "doubled" in a week, but that doesn't mean it is cause for concern. That's how the headlines yank your chain.

    Data for Sweden shows they are about the same as other nations. They don't stand out particularly well. Total deaths has "flattened" at just under 1000.
    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/

    and daily deaths, which were averaging around 70/day has dropped to only 17/day for the past 3 days in a row. This looks to me like its over in Sweden.

    A huge victory for the Swedish approach is showing right now in the data. If it keeps that way, it proves their approach is the best one. We are overreacting and have every reason to change course, now that we know.

    Not really. According to data, Sweden, with a population double of Denmark's has 3 times ore deaths and they still have a big spike coming. While Denmark, who went into a full lockdown, is planning a gradual loosening of the rules.
     

    Since the start of the outbreak in the country, Sweden, with a population of 10 million, registered 919 deaths as of April 13, while neighbouring Denmark, with 5.8 million people, has 273 deaths.

    Mr Tegnell said that Swedes should expect to see a further jump in cases and fatalities on Tuesday as official statistics catch up with the situation in the country’s hospitals.

    The daily rate of deaths in Sweden from Covid-19 is believed to be higher than current figures suggest because of under-reporting over the Easter holiday.

    Proportionally, for weeks Sweden and Denmark remained similar in terms of Covid-19 cases and fatalities. Now, however, Sweden’s mortality rate reached more than 88 dead per million, compared with about 47 dead per million in Denmark.

    Link

  6. 3 minutes ago, Shady said:

    Sure.  He should’ve banned travel sooner.  And he should’ve had industries start producing medical supplies sooner.  But that can be said for every country.  Especially ours, which did those things after Trump had.

    What about his message from the beginning? From "this is nothing" to "We'll be back to work in 2 weeks" to "We have magic pills." to "Sure, my health officials says it's good to wear masks, but I won't" to "We'll be back to work in a couple of more weeks" to "We're winning" to "I've handled all of this so well!" to "Why are you being so negative".

    As the leader of a country, he has failed with his communication to his country.

  7. 1 minute ago, Shady said:

    Hey man, I’m just using the same standard used to attack Trump.  Sucks huh?

    You can't compare the two.

    U.S. has failed miserably from the president to the governors, to the mayors. 

    Canada had failures at the beginning, but they pulled it together.

    This is the reality:

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  8. 40 minutes ago, Shady said:

    I know businesses in my city that are still waiting for Trudeau’s supposed covid relief.  It’s been how many weeks since?  The guys a total failure.  Canada wouldn’t be going through this current spike in virus cases if we had better leadership at the federal level.

    Total failure!

    It should be so easy to get this money out!

    It's been WEEKS! OMG!

    No need to go through a process to see who is applying!

    You get thousands of dollars! And you get thousands of dollars! Everyone gets thousands of dollars!

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  9. 15 minutes ago, Shady said:

    Other countries didn’t have their state and local authorities telling them to go about there lives, the virus is of little risk, after the clown had closed down travel from other countries.

    You keep hanging onto the travel ban that Trump ordered for the Chinese coming in. Atta boy! 

    Trump did nothing wrong!

    He has done everything right!

    It was them. It wasn't him.

    So what if Trump said that this is nothing.

    So what if Trump said that people should continue working.

    So what if Trump said that people will get back to work within a few weeks.

    So what if Trump continues to go against his own administration's health authorities' recommendations.

    Trump did nothing wrong!

    He has done everything right!

  10. 9 hours ago, taxme said:

    I just thought that i would mention that fact. I think that Canada should have taken the same route as Sweden did. Not go all crazy in the head like what we seen has happened in Canada but be more like Sweden and let the people decide what they want to do about the virus themselves. Some have decided to stay  home, wear masks, and do some social distancing and that is all that is needed.

    Not looking good for Sweden. Their numbers, per capita, are double that of Denmark and they still have not come close to the peak yet.

  11. 11 hours ago, taxme said:

    The important thing that needs to be done is to end all of this foolishness going on. Let's all just get back to normal and start to socialize again. While this social distance or social engineering and no assembly of groups allowed to get together is not worth it when we may end up with more worse problems then what this so called virus could ever do. People die by the thousands every year from the seasonal flu bug. Hello out there? 

    I can see many divorces coming from this. Many people taking up drinking more alcohol to try and pass the time away. People are being conditioned to keep their social distance from each other. Massive unemployment causing more depression and maybe even more suicides. People need to do things. They need to be able to socialize. They need their freedoms to do what they always were able to do without a bunch of politicians now telling them that they cannot do what they use to be able to do and taken for granted. 

    The park that my wife and I like to walk in now has arrows on the ground pointing out that we must now all go in one direction. How stupid is that? As if that will stop someone from getting the virus from the person in front of us. Premiers closing down their borders to other Canadians. Closing down a boardwalk and a pier with a temporary fence being put up and from being used by we the people anymore and probably spending tens of thousands of tax dollars to put up that fence to keep people from walking on that boardwalk and pier. And then it will probably cost just as much to take the fences down. In the end of this nonsense I think that things will be worse than what they were before all this nonsense foolishness began. ;)

     

     

     

    Sweden has decided to not shut things down. Let's see how they fair.

     

  12. On 4/11/2020 at 7:50 AM, Argus said:

    I don't believe so. What I said was that Trump banning flights helped, but the good it did was way offset by the complete shambles of their screening and testing and tracing.

    Trudeau not banning flights hurt, but was offset by the provinces screening and testing and tracing.

    I agree. The Canadian government moved too slowly. WHO, probably under political pressure from China, moved slowly in their warnings. The Trudeau government's mistake was to not take the lead and make their own decision based on what was happening. In hindsight, they should have closed the borders, especially to China, sooner, like a few other countries did. Instead, Canada elected to listen to WHO's recommendations. This shows weakness.

    On 4/11/2020 at 7:50 AM, Argus said:

    I can't for the life of me think of anything the federal government has really done to fight the virus up until they apparently woke up in mid March and started ordering supplies and closed the border. Even now their screening at the borders is painfully inadequate and almost something done for show.

    Yes, they should have moved sooner. I would say, however, since then, the government has looked better. I don't think they should get a pass for the mistakes they've made, but at the same time, I believe they've taken the right steps since then. Trudeau has looked better and has managed to say the right things. It's not difficult to notice this with the shit show down south.

    On 4/11/2020 at 7:50 AM, Argus said:

    Common sense says otherwise. Compare us to Australia. They have 54 deaths and their infection rate has been going down for two weeks. They closed the border early.

    Not quite.

    Canada closed its borders (except to the U.S.) on March 20th.

    Australia closed its borders (with a few exceptions) on March 24th.

  13. On 4/4/2020 at 4:39 PM, Army Guy said:

    I think the solution may come from the consumers themselves, forcing their governments to take some sort of punitive action against China, Australia's government is looking hard at doing just that, it so happened that some major Companies in Australia owned by the Chinese government instructed their Chinese employees to buy up massive amounts of masks ,gowns, other medical supplies to the tune of 1000 tones and flew it to China....It's got them in a little tizzy… anyway now they are changing the laws in regarding how much a foreign country can invest or purchase Businesses and resources  to zero, still in their parliamentary process.

    During a news exposé they clearly showed their dairy industry , meaning farms, distribution, advertising, where almost 90 % Chinese owned and operated....along with many , many more business within their country.  they have been talks about seizing all these assets. This may be the wake up call everyone has been waiting for...China has been buying up everything in sight, from business and resources and western nations have allowed this to go unchecked for dozens of years...take a look at the oil sands and how much Chinese funding is involved.  They seem to have unlimited amount of funds, and nothing makes a western bend over faster , than suit cases full of money...until one day we wake up and find the Chinese flag hanging over Ottawa....man that would be a liberals' wet dream , OK maybe not every liberals dream, but certainly Justins. think French is hard to learn....try Mandarin. 

    Anyways I think we can all agree a lot of things are going to change, once we come out of this nightmare, maybe it will take a wage review, along with a product pricing review, maybe it is time to tax the shit out of everything imported from China....Not that I'm a big trump fan but in NAFTA ,Mexico labor for veh manufactures was force to increase what they payed their workers.. maybe the same can happen in china...take some of their advantage away.... or maybe our entire market gets a reset, and government nationalize critical manufacture needs such as medical equipment, medicines, etc .  then tax the crap out of everything.... 

     

    It is the lack of balance. The West, for the most part, allows foreign entities to purchase land and businesses and operate under very similar laws to the local companies and population. But when you look at most countries in Asia, including China, they rarely allow foreign ownership. It's an imbalance of power that should be confronted.

    I remember when China and the U.S. negotiated for Chinese credit card companies to operate in the U.S. and in turn, U.S. credit companies would be allowed to operate in China. China is operating in U.S. and Canada, the American card companies are not operating in China.

    Not that I'm a fan of credit card companies, but that's just an example of the type of relationship China has with the West. Protectionism may be the only way to battle the take over of assets belonging to our 1%.

    I guess we prefer that the assets remain with our 1%, instead of their 1%.

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    We need a revolution. 

    We need to own ourselves and our data. We should be able to deal with anyone we want, for however much we believe it is worth and do transactions however way we want.

    Blockchain is our revolution.

     

  14. 14 minutes ago, eyeball said:

    Yep.  If you're going to clean up the world you should start with your own nest.  Jesus we're just SO boxed in by so many 8-balls.

    One fuck of a wake up call isn't it?

    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 same old again. Would it take a bigger shock to change that? Unfortunately, I believe, that's the only way. 

     

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  15. 11 minutes ago, eyeball said:

    Create a code of governance and tie trade to transparency and human rights. The more secretive and abusive a government is the less we trade with them.

    Of course this will be a two way street so...  

    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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  16. 3 hours ago, Army Guy said:

    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....nobody seen to find another source of supply.

    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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  17. 11 hours ago, dpwozney said:

    About twenty people in Canada died each day, on average, from influenza or pneumonia in recent past years, according to this Statistics Canada link.

    About five people in Canada, per day on average, are reported to have died with this novel coronavirus, from February 15 to April 3, 2020.

    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 it may be 1 or 2 on February 15th and then it jumps to over 100 close to its peak. It doesn't stay constant. So the five people per day average does not reflect the reality of how harmful this virus is.

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  18. 7 minutes ago, Rue said:

    You are observing another culture highly populated and condensed and based on different values as to individuality and creativity. If we are suggesting we all adapt Singapore culture to prevent viruses that is absurd.

    I was responding to Shady's anti-immigration comment.

  19. 6 minutes ago, taxme said:

    Again, there you go with Trump? But you do not like Trump. Get back to Canada will you and look for more faults about your dear comrade leader. 

    Because of how your brain functions, you see any criticism of Trump as words coming from the enemy. Like everything is black and white. You're either with us or against us. It doesn't matter that I have critiqued Trudeau several times about his handling of the situation.

    Trump dropped the ball on the virus. Now that it's too late and we're seeing the results, he is finally admitting the enormity of the situation. He is contradicting what you are saying. So if you're not going to take the words of doctors and scientists, maybe you should listen to Trump.

    6 minutes ago, taxme said:

    So, just what proof do you really have to make me want to believe all that you have said above is all for real? Have you done your own research like run out and check a few hospitals to see just how bad it really is? Many have done so, and many have come back and said it did not appear as bad as the media says it was. So, should I believe you and your dear comrade leaders, or the lying media, or those that will question more and go out to see if what they are being told is true or not? 

    Yes. I have done research. Enough of it to know that hospitals are not able to handle the number of sick people, who have been hit by the coronavirus. 

    6 minutes ago, taxme said:

    Do you honestly believe that countries and provinces and their dear leaders do not lie at all?

    You think that ALL hospitals, doctors, nurses, media, mayors, premiers, and country leaders are LYING? That they are part of some conspiracy to take over your freedom? 

    C'mon.

    6 minutes ago, taxme said:

    They all tell the truth all the time and would never lie to you? They are adding all other kinds of seasonal flu numbers of people who get sick or die to the Corona Chinese virus list. 

    They are adding the seasonal flu to the list? WHERE do you get this information? How do you come up with these?

    6 minutes ago, taxme said:

    Don't try to lecture me. You are not even willing to listen to others who also have something to say about this so called virus pandemic.

    No. I am responding to your ridiculous conspiracy theories. 

  20. 2 minutes ago, Shady said:

    Yes, I know that it's more contagious, and more lethal.  We'd still be experiencing a spike in deaths with a regular influenza outbreak.  Not as much, but it would still spike.  There are some treatments though, but in the early stages.  Ontario projected 1600 deaths by the end of April.  That's fairly underwhelming.  Considering there are like 3 million people in Toronto alone.

    There are thousands more that need to be hospitalized. Our healthcare system cannot handle that. In Italy, they have gotten to the point where they had to choose between who to treat and keep alive and who to not due to lack of workers, facilities, beds, ventilators and other supplies. 

  21. 21 minutes ago, taxme said:

    And when Trudeau tells all of us to stay in doors and not come out of their homes if someone has the virus, like his wife supposedly has, what does this fool do? He walks out of the house and onto the steps of his home violating his own rules. But anyway lemming. 

    Look at what you're writing.

    You have such a hard-on for Trudeau, that you can't even think straight. Even when he is actually practicing social distancing, you are yelling and screaming and somehow have it in your head that he is not. 

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