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  1. Because then people would complain that 'foreigners even have their own schools, where they don't learn the Canadian way of life". Or some such.
  2. 1. He worked full time; no need to lie about his work history - there's enough other bad stuff you can say about him; 2. What's wrong with a teacher, anyway? Is there some reason a teacher can't become a Prime Minister in a free and democratic society?
  3. Because so far, the Conservative party has not presented an alternative most Canadians consider viable. "Better the devil you know, then the devil you don't", especially when that devil is supported by religious fundamentalists and an anti-science minority. Consider: if someone calls themselves a proud Conservative, cuts off contact with me when they find out an I'm an atheist because they "can't be associated with a communist", how is that supposed to engender confidence in their party? I can understand that perhaps most conservatives aren't that extreme, but such people are a significant
  4. It's not as simple as parents failing to say no to McDonalds; there are other factors. Here are just two. Food deserts: "Research from Canada indicates that some cities have food deserts, including London, Ontario, where low-income inner-city residents were shown to have the poorest access to supermarkets,20 and Gatineau, Quebec, where 7.5% of the population live with limited financial resources along with low access to healthy food." Overly supervised, to the point that parents can be reported and charged for allowing their kids to be outside, unsupervised - even in their own yard
  5. I have been wearing a mask in public (and limiting my trips) since March 2020 when this whole thing went down.

    I’m not sure how being considerate to others for the common good is now being mocked by some who are calling it “living in fear” or that I am brainwashed, but it needs to stop....

    When I wear a mask over my nose and mouth in public and in the stores/Supermarkets/Pharmacies/Offices - I want you to know the following:

    * I'm educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.

    *No, I don't "live in fear" of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

    * I don't feel like the "government controls me". I feel like I'm an adult contributing to the security in our society and I want to teach others the same.

    *I am not brainwashed, I am educated, reading the scientific information and listening to reliable scientists (not persons with no qualifications to make any scientific conclusions)

    * If we could all live with the consideration of others in mind, the whole world would be a much better place.

    * Wearing a mask doesn't make me weak, scared, stupid or even "controlled". It makes me caring and responsible.

    *When you think about your appearance, discomfort, or other people's opinion of you, imagine a loved one - a child, father, mother, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a stranger - placed on a ventilator, alone without you or any family member allowed at their bedside.....

    Ask yourself if you could have helped them a little by wearing a mask.

     

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    2. Infidel Dog

      Infidel Dog

      Mask maniacs don't see a problem even when it's choking them out:

      I'm one of these guys mask mania warns you about because the mask always slips below my nose. I don't see the problem with nose breathing myself but I've had these psychos come at me even when I'm nose-breathing above the mask outdoors.

      They come at me like an angry Canadian Cobra Chicken. What's that, you say? Funny you should ask:

       

    3. dialamah

      dialamah

      It's tough right now, the future is uncertain and there is a lot of conflicting information and rules certainly do seem arbitrary sometimes.  Surrey, where I am, is a hotspot for Covid - but when I was in the local Costco a few weeks ago for my shot, it was swamped - health authorities don't seem to care about that.  Everyone I saw was wearing masks :), but masks aren't a sure protection and there was no way 6' distance could be maintained :( .  It's safe to keep schools/daycares open, but churches have to shut down?  I'm sure the health authorities are doing their best, weighing economic health and the spread of Covid against each other, but sometimes the restrictions really don't make much sense.  

      Anyway, I'll keep on staying home as much as possible, wearing a mask and keeping my distance when I do have to go into an establishment.  I didn't have a single cold all winter, which is unusual, so there does seem to be a reason to keep at least some of these behaviors even after the pandemic is under control.

    4. Infidel Dog

      Infidel Dog

      Masks are supposed to work, right?

      So why do you need a vaccine then?

      And why is it even with the vaccine they want you to continue masking up?

      I think social distancing might be the one thing that really works. That's one of the reasons the Chi-Coms created it. It keeps people from sharing information  without government oversight.

      Over in the West we seem to have less luck keeping the immigrants from talking to each other. That's why the Chi-Comm flu continues to spread in enclave areas like York, Peel and Surrey.

  6. Well, I had some hope for him - although I was always concerned about the support of the social conservatives given how fanatical they are about disenfranchising anyone who doesn't fit their mould of a proper human being. But still, I didn't want to believe everything I heard on the media about how O'Toole hated gays, yada yada yada. But then he started talking about how he'd immediately start removing the federal benefits provided to support people through Covid-19, leaving it all to the Provinces - dumb, imo. He decided Alberta needed 'special' treatment to continue their ravaging o
  7. Less support than he used to have; a counter to your claim that people think he's godlike - or some such nonsense claim you've made. I suppose if Conservatives offered something Canadians want, JT would not have the support he has. It's odd that Conservatives put forth their ideas and have them rejected by the majority, and then blame everybody else instead of considering that maybe they're the ones who've got it wrong. If Conservatives have such good ideas, they'd present them and gain the support they want. Instead they act all butthurt that their social/fiscal conservative/regressiv
  8. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/minimum-wage-republican-opposition-1133213/
  9. Old news. Here's something more recent ... https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trudeau-brownface-reaction-international-1.5289870 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-trudeaus-popularity-has-slipped-since-we-charity-scandal-broke-poll/ Looks like it's you who needs to keep up.
  10. You might be interested in a FrontLine documentary, "The Virus that Shook the World", pretty interesting take on China and how they handled the virus.
  11. You're a nice guy, AG, one of my favorite posters even though we disagree a lot. But your partisanship misleads you, imo. I used to think JT was who he said he was, but he's no better than Harper or Mulroney or Chretien. O'Toole is an idiot; too bad. I'd like to think there's some incorruptible politician out there, who really would work for all Canadians, but I think our system works against it. Too much too lose in four years; they all have to play the game - satisfy the money. But even worse is an unlimited term, because then there's no accountability at all. And you know, it
  12. This from the guy who says atheists are the same as communists.
  13. Who needs people to work? The rich people and businesses are what keeps the economy going; workers are of least importance - they don't need health care or a living wage; paying people is what puts businesses out of business! At least, that's what Republicans/Conservatives tell me.
  14. Such a simple-minded belief system:. You don't believe what I do, therefore you are evil. Thank goodness religious people, as a whole and Conservatives, as a whole, aren't fanatical extremists determined to spread hate and sow division.
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