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  1. 8 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

    Of course, why wouldn't I?

    All I can judge people by is the actions that they took, or failed to take.

    Trudeau did nothing this whole time but plan a spending $100 billion spree. He didn't close off routes for the virus to get into the country until we had to shut the entire country down, he didn't do a damn thing except say things like "shutting down incoming flights from covid hotspots is unnecessary, the risk to Canadians is low".

    March 18th: Visitors can fly into the country, walk through a crowded airport, they only need to self-quarantine if the mood strikes them, they can hop on our subways and skytrain, they can go eat at a buffet, no one is practicing social distancing.... it's all good.

    March 28th: Canadians face mandatory quarantine upon returning to the country or face a maximum $1M fine or 6 months in jail, restaurants are closed, schools are closed, all non-essential workplaces are closed, kids can't even play baseball outside, you can't even go for a walk in a 20 sq km park. 

    Can you NAME ONE THING that Trudeau did to slow the progress of the virus into Canada before March 19th, when he finally just copied Trump 45 days later? ONE THING MARCUS. Just one thing. 

    Trudeau and Trump messed up. They moved too slowly. No one can say otherwise. 

    However, since then, who has done a better job at handling the situation? Why do you think Canada has had a much better response to the pandemic? It's because of better leadership from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. Trudeau has outperformed Trump, both in action and in words since the initial response. 


  2. 1 hour ago, Shady said:

    Which approaches and actions?

    You haven't been following?

    Trump has been in denial of the effects of this pandemic until very recently. He is still contradicting the top health officials in his own administration.

    Here is a brief rundown of the differences in approach. But also, do look at the number of infected as well in each country and the trajectory of where they are going. This has very much to do with how each countries responded:


  3. 7 minutes ago, Shady said:

    Yes.  Trudeau hasn't done anything that Trump hasn't, except Trump did them sooner.

    You keep saying that but the proof shows that their approaches and actions (or inactions) have resulted in different outcomes in each country.

    I think we're finally seeing Trump succumb to reality and he's no longer promising "return to the usual by mid-April".  

  4. Not everything Trump does is wrong. Just most. Like his handling of the pandemic. 

    The USA, far and away, has the highest acceleration of new cases and will unfortunately blow by all others. Trump's reaction has resulted in poor outcomes. They will need to have lots of beds, ventilators and qualified personnel ready. 

    Great Source: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

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  5. It would be helpful if politicians remember the private sector is well-placed to help get us through this crisis--if politicians would recall that it is the private sector that innovates. An example from the U.S.: 'Walgreens has supplied people, facilities and parking lots so Americans can drive in for virus tests.'

    Philip Cross: Trudeau should take Trump's lead and rally the private sector to help fight COVID-19

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  6. On 3/20/2020 at 10:09 AM, Dougie93 said:

    The main traffic noise is air traffic, we are on the corridor, but I'm an aviation enthusiast, so I like to watch the planes go by and we also get some more exotic stuff flying by, the CAF CH-147's fly by sometimes, nostalgia for Chinook, and I've even had a WWII B-17 make a low pass.

    So you live near a Costco parking lot with planes going over your head all the time?

    With all the selfie posts about your wealth, I thought you had it better.

  7. On 3/24/2020 at 3:15 PM, taxme said:

    Enjoy your brainwashing while I will keep doing what I want to do. I am going out to the store soon and do some socializing.  ;)

    Are you saying that hospitals and labs from around the world, in different countries, are in it together to put out fake statistics to somehow brainwash us into.... what?

  8. 2 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

    Two weeks is manageable. I think Easter is a bit more than 2 weeks though 

    Wishful thinking.

    Canada seems to be ahead of what was expected, but we still have not hit the peak yet.

    Good news coming out of most locations in China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. They are about three months ahead of us. So if we manage to place the same measures, we could get there in a couple of months to three months.

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  9. 1 minute ago, taxme said:

    I am not saying that there is no flu virus going around. We have flu viruses coming around every year. But for some unknown reason this one seems to be the mother load of all viruses. Even SARS and the H1N1 were pretty bad but we saw nothing like we are seeing today happening. As I said in another post that the globalists had a meeting in New York in 2019. It was called the "Event 201" where there was this discussion about a "Global Pandemic Exercise". Well ,low and behold, a year later we have a possible "exercise" pandemic going on here? WTH? 

    Is this all just a coincidence? You tell me? ;)

    This is not a flu. There is a big difference between the everyday flu.

    One of the biggest differences between the flu and covid-19 is the rate of hospitalization.

    About 20% of those who have covid-19, will be hospitalized. For the flu, it's been between 1-2%. That's around 20 times more.

    Once a patient with a serious case of the covid-19 is hospitalized, the average stay is 11 days - about twice as long as the five- to six-day average stay for flu.

    Once the numbers go beyond a certain point and if it's not contained, then we will see a situation like what we're witnessing in Italy, where the healthcare system is not able to handle the numbers.

    Conspiracy theory aside, this is happening, it's real, it's serious and we have to do what we can to stop the spreading.

  10. 5 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    6 days ago people could fly out of coronavirus hotspots like Iran, Italy and China and land in NS, now people from 100 metres away in NB can't even ride a bike there.

    Don't you think that's a bit f'd up? Doesn't it seem like something is drastically wrong with that? 


    Look at the number of infected. It's surging and these measures have to be taken. The governments, both at the federal and provincial levels seem to be learning as time goes forward. They should have closed the borders ages ago. If something like this happens again and the governments don't learn from the mistakes made this time, then we should be asking for their heads. 

    I really don't understand why anyone, except for the conspiracy theorists, would complain about the measures being taken by the feds/provinces in order to stop the transmission and movement of the people.

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  11. 1 minute ago, taxme said:

    The globalists. The globalists will sell off plenty of their stocks at a high market value just before a pandemic is brought about that they will create and gets kicked into gear. And when their old stocks drop in value, they will end the pandemic very soon after, and buy their old stock back at a much reduced value. It's a win-win situation for the globalists. It's a loss-loss for we the sucker people. They are the ones that run and own the stock market, and the ones who create the dollars that we must use every day to survive and live on. Only the rich wealthy billionaires do well before, during and after an event like this. At least that is how I am reading things these days. There are many other websites out there that are starting to see this for all that it is worth. A big farce at we the people's expense. Hey you never know, eh? Question more. ;) 

    Can you point to these sell offs of shares before the pandemic started?

    Why don't you invest your money now into buying shares? It's a great time to buy.

  12. 6 minutes ago, taxme said:

    You are not bound by any oath to anyone. So quit with that bull. Indeed, we are all being conscripted alright. Being conscripted to follow our dear leaders and the media dictatorial orders into believing everything they tell us is gospel. They must be listened to or else, if not, there will be fines or jail time waiting for you all. 

    In Nova Scotia, the provincial government has closed down the NS border to other provinces. If you do want to drive into Nova Scotia today then one must self quarantine themselves for two weeks. All parks and beaches and tourist attractions are all shut down. What a joke all of this is becoming. Disobey the rules of the new political dictators and you will be either fined or maybe even jailed. Aw well, we must now all play this game or else. :unsure:

    What if you're carrying the virus? Or do you not believe there is a virus going around?

    Do you have anyone who is an elderly or has weak lungs? Are you worried for them at all?

  13. 39 minutes ago, taxme said:

    And all over what appears to be a globalist manufactured crisis. And I can bet you that you will not even bother to go to those websites I mentioned above, will you, eh? I guess that maybe because it is not some retired military man and his website and that is why they are not worth your time of day, right? ;) 

    Who can benefit from manufacturing this situation?

  14. 1 hour ago, WestCanMan said:

    You see the world through the eyes of a child. 

    FYI Trudeau ran for election to be a leader. No one made him do it. 

    Sometimes it’s hard, but in this instance he simply had to follow the right path after he saw people around him doing it. 

    Instead he held press conferences saying it was the wrong thing to do, then he ended up doing it himself after the cat was already outta the bag. 

    FYI there’s a big difference between “social distancing” and being a coward. Trudeau is being a total coward. 

    I don't think I have ever seen you say anything positive about Trudeau. I see you try to blame Trudeau for everything negative that happens. I do wonder what your thoughts are on Trump and his response to COVID-19. 

  15. Our government failed like most other governments did. Definitely not as bad as the governments down South. Our government had the benefit of seeing other countries experiencing the epidemic ahead of them. They didn't move fast enough. 

    At the same time, other variables should also be noted, like: The citizens of countries like China, Taiwan, The Koreas, Japan and Singapore are for the most part, obedient to their government. They are less individualistic and more collective. 

    Mass testing and masks for everyone are essential to control the spread. We still lack those and so we will continue to see the numbers climb up quickly.

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  16. On 3/16/2020 at 12:22 PM, taxme said:

    Most Canadian corporations are only too willing to take foreigners over unemployed Canadians instead. Those foreigners will work for peanuts which will make those corporations make more money for themselves.

    You are wrong.

    Any Canadian entity who hires a foreign worker, must pay the employee, at minimum, the median average salary for that position. They must also show that they've gone through a recruitment process to find Canadian PR/Citizens, before they can hire a foreign worker.

    Stop listening to anyone and look at the rules and regulations.

    Just because there are job openings and unemployed Canadians, they can be a match. If a Canadian sees that a job is open, its their responsibility to apply for the job and/or become qualified to do the job. There are many provincial and federal programs that help Canadians to upgrade their knowledge and educate themselves. 

  17. On 3/13/2020 at 9:14 AM, Argus said:

    But that sponsorship does NOT include providing them with health care. If you want to sponsor an elderly immigrant into Australia you need to provide them with private health insurance. We should do the same.

    But it doesn't.

    Five billion dollars a year IS an issue. Adding 100,000 elderly immigrants into our health care lineups every five years IS an issue.

    Most immigrants come through as family, not skilled. The skilled category you and the rest of your immigration industry propaganda cohort use to lie to Canadians includes not just the single 'skilled' person who is assessed for their abilities, but their families, as well.

    Of course, the assessment is based entirely on paperwork supplied by the immigrants, and the assessing officer has all of THREE MINUTES to go through the file to determine if they qualify. Not much opportunity to verify if that 'degree' is real or a fake, or if the paper attesting to their language skills is real either. No interview with the individual or his or her family, and no attempt to determine if they have the sort of adaptable mindset which would flourish in Canada as opposed to becoming a sullen minority clinging to their primitive old-world religious values.

    Studies by demographics people have made it quite clear that immigration can do almost nothing about an aging workforce. And it's noteworthy the federal government has produced no studies which show it will. Nor any studies showing immigration is helping our economy. The only pro-immigration studies come from left wing think tanks always eager for more immigration, and corporate stooges whose bosses want more cheap labour.



    So much misinformation and so many uneducated comments. I mean, I can go through every point and show you are wrong, but I just don't care to repeat to you any more. At least not today.

    For today, I will respond to one of your misinformation:

    Of course, the assessment is based entirely on paperwork supplied by the immigrants, and the assessing officer has all of THREE MINUTES to go through the file to determine if they qualify. Not much opportunity to verify if that 'degree' is real or a fake, or if the paper attesting to their language skills is real either.

    Stop typing like the typical uneducated racist internet hero and go learn how the system really works. THERE IS A WORKING MECHANISM in how education credentials are assessed and it's nothing like what you have in your head.

    A skilled worker applicant MUST have their university send their degree and transcripts, in a sealed envelope, to an official credential assessment organization to assess the education. It takes MONTHS until a response is given. The assessment includes the assessment organization, first of all, checking to see if the post secondary school is on an official list, and then contacting the school to verify to see if the student, was in fact, a student of that school who graduated.

    Learn here.

  18. On 3/13/2020 at 11:48 AM, taxme said:

    There are approx. 2 million give or take Canadians unemployed and you say that we need more immigrants to add to that list.

    Canadian employers are more than willing to take a Canadian who is qualified over a foreign national who is not. How many of these 2 million unemployed are qualified or are willing to be qualified to be a programmer? How many are qualified to be a doctor? How many are qualified to be an engineer? How many graphics artist? Etc. Etc.

    On 3/13/2020 at 11:48 AM, taxme said:

    I believe that I pointed out this little tid bit once before that there are more people having children in Canada then are dying in Canada. Just where is the logic for the need to keep bringing in more new immigrants in all of this? Immigration is one big farce being played on fools who will believe the lie that Canada needs more immigrants. We need less or none at all. Those pro immigration fools need to get with the program, man. ;)

    It's not just about dying vs birth. Think about it. It's about how many are retiring and how many people we have in the workforce. Death is just a part of not being able to be in the workforce. The increasing number of people who are retired and not enough people being able to take their place, is another reason.

    The proportion of Canadians aged 15 to 64 grew just 0.4 per cent between 2011 and 2016, its lowest rate since 1851, comprising 66.5 per cent of the population.

    The agency expects that proportion to decline to about 60 per cent by 2031, when the youngest baby boomers turn 65. By then, the proportion of seniors domestically would rival the level currently seen in Japan, currently home to the oldest population in the G7.

    That gives Canada a few more years to benefit from what Statistics Canada calls a "demographic dividend": a growing labour force while other countries watch theirs shrink. Eventually the numbers will decline in Canada as well, once populations age and retirements take hold, said Statistics Canada demographer Andre Lebel.



    On 3/10/2020 at 12:36 PM, taxme said:

    So, what happens when these old people start to get really sick and their sponsors cannot afford to look after them anymore?

    There is a 20 years undertaking period. First, if you want to sponsor your parents/grandparents, you must show that you are making enough income to sponsor them. If your parents and your parents go on welfare, the government has every right to go after you just like the CRA goes after people.

    More info.

    From what I have seen from our clients, many of these sponsored parents that come into Canada end up supporting their children by taking care of their grandchildren. This allows the mothers, who are usually the caretakers, go to work to make money and pay more taxes.

    I refuse to follow your narrative of screaming about 20K elderly a year coming to Canada like it's an issue. For some reason you prefer not to talk about our skilled worker system, in which most of our immigrants come through. You refuse to talk about the competitive point system that these skilled workers come through where if you are over 30 years old, or uneducated, or have low English levels, you have no chance of immigrating. You refuse to talk about our ageing workforce. You refuse to talk about the low number of children we are having. You refuse to talk about that Trump, yes Trump, talking about copying our immigration system. To you, it's all about screaming about a non-issues, because that's what The Rebel wants you to scream about. 

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  20. On 3/10/2020 at 9:27 AM, Argus said:

    As someone whose livelihood does not depend on massive numbers of immigrants coming in, and can be more honest about it than people who do, this is, of course, self-serving bullshit.

    Self-serving racists and bigots do what they can to scapegoat the immigrants. Including finding fake news in the opinion section of The Sun.

    I give recent numbers and stats and share information. You give out-dated numbers, The Sun opinion pieces and and funny looking calculations.

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