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  1. 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. dialamah

      dialamah

      I think many right-wing people are pretty ok, they just don't happen to be on this forum, for the most part.   

    3. DogOnPorch

      DogOnPorch

      Man falls out of a high window and lands with a splat on the pavement below....but not before bouncing off a pedestrian...killing both instantly. Autopsy revels that the man who fell tested positive for COVID-19.

      Headline reads:

      COVID-19 now airborne! Kills instantly!

       

    4. Right To Left

      Right To Left

      My problem isn't so much with rightwingers as people, it's the defensiveness they've built around their pet beliefs and refusal to examine the things they believe in and why they believe them.

      For the record, I see the same thing in a lot of liberals, who according to the sociologist who wrote the big book on authoritarianism about 20 years ago- Robert Altemeyer, conservatism is supposed to become the favored ideology of closed-minded people who feel a need to protect their favorite beliefs. While liberals are supposed to be open-minded and more prone to examine and test their beliefs with real world evidence. And I sure as hell am not seeing much of that anymore! Hence the ideological shelling from one side on the other, looks like it's a permanent thing that will go on without end!

  2. This is great ... Canada ranked No 1 ...

    🤣

  3. If I'm an atheist who thinks education could eventually eliminate religion (all religions), am a I communist and a traitor to Canada?  Cause that's what a proud Christian and Conservative told me - someone I know offline, btw.  And, can I still vote Conservative sometimes, or do they know and would just reject my vote?  

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      You’re not a traitor.  Just ill-informed.

    3. dialamah

      dialamah

      Feel the same about you, Shady.:)

    4. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Education might not eventually eliminate all religions, but what the hell, let's give it a shot.  It couldn't hurt to try.

  4. Remember the furious hysteria recently, and the wild claims that Canada wouldn't start administering the Covid vaccine till "months" after the States and other Western countries.  Hope you people are feeling a little bit foolish now.

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    2. OftenWrong

      OftenWrong

      I wonder who will get those shots. Trudeau's uber-elite class of friends, I'll bet. The lucky sons o' bitches... 

    3. Cannucklehead

      Cannucklehead

      https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5844314

      All Canadians who want a shot will be vaccinated by September 2021, public health agency says

      https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/12/16/dr-fauci-says-us-could-return-to-normal-by-mid-fall-if-most-people-get-covid-vaccine.html

       

      Dr. Fauci says U.S. could return to normal by mid-fall if most people get Covid vaccine

       

      Fall, September, tomato, tomatto.  

    4. dialamah

      dialamah

      States are a lot worse off than Canadians, so it's good to know that even with almost 10 times the population, they're on track to complete immunization the same time as Canada.

      And, having more people, I certainly expect that they'd have more people vaccinated than Canada at every point throughout the year.  

  5. Lives lost and destroyed due to Covid don't matter to Covidiots.

    1. betsy

      betsy

      ....just shows you:  laws are just lip-service if they aren't enforced!

      That there will be idiots, is to be expected.  But the leaders should have anticipated that and should have had a clear plan on how to deal with them.

  6. Dr Bonnie requiring masks in public and retail spaces.  Anti-maskers won't be able to harass workers without consequence anymore.  :)

    1. Shady

      Shady

      Who’s Dr. Bonnie?

    2. Shady

      Shady

      Your family doctor?

    3. Hal 9000

      Hal 9000

      Are anti-maskers still allowed to be harassed?

  7. Listening to a news report, a nurse talking about "Covid isn't real" patients dying from Covid.  They miss time with family and friends as they deny their diagnoses. They insist it must be pneumonia, the flu, lung cancer, and that "this can't be happening" until their last breath.  Brought me to tears, even more than hearing about the thousands of people dying on a daily basis.

    I really don't get how people can conclude there's a worldwide conspiracy to "scare" us into wearing masks and staying home by inflating the seriousness of Covid.  If anything, many countries downplay the extent of infection and deaths to avoid looking bad or to keep their citizens from "panicking".   Only in Western democracies can we be reasonably sure there's accurate information provided.

    This is so, so sad and in places like Canada, the States, the UK etc., so unnecessary.  If "survival of the fittest" is true, then people who are so stupid as to deny a deadly pandemic should be the first to suffer from it.  Sadly, this isn't the case.  We're all at risk, and the deniers put as at more risk as they spread misinformation, cry about masks and refuse to follow public health guidelines.

    So many unnecessary deaths.

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    2. dialamah

      dialamah

      Ever heard of "Scamdemic"?  Ever noticed anyone claiming that "its just the flu",  that "its the same as the flu", that "its no worse than the flu", thst "all deaths from flu/pneumonia/heart attacks/stroke/etc are being reported as Covid deaths", that "MSM is lying", that "Masks are a path to totalitarianism, communism, death of democracy".  Ever noticed anti-mask or anti-shutdown protests?

      All of that is misinformation and more people die than need to because that misinformation convinces them the risk is marginal and they don't need to take it seriously.  Then they get sick and die, still denying that its Covid killing them.

      So sad, so unneccessary.  We'd have plenty enough deaths without the deniers spreading their lies and fake news.

       

    3. DogOnPorch

      DogOnPorch

      What YOU are hearing here is that some folks suspect that Red China made and released this virus onto an unsuspecting world...either by design or accident.

      They built it to do just what it does...just enough of a threat that everybody has to do the dance. 

      Either way...let's be clear...bat virus bad.

      Now...WHY VIRUS???

      That's a more interesting question........

      Why is Communist China (there are two if you recall...Taiwan the other) making deadly bioweapons in the first place? Don't say: 'everybody does it' because they do not. 

    4. dialamah

      dialamah

      Are you paranoid?

  8. DogonPorch makes a claim, refuses to back it up and says he'll ignore any evidence that disputes his claim.  Looks like he's Trump's trained sealion. 

    1. Boges

      Boges

      Way to be a puppet of China. 

    2. sharkman

      sharkman

      Yeah, we're all part of a cult, I probably shouldn't be telling you this, but...

    3. DogOnPorch
  9. Coats don't work

     

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  10. K, guys - I know you guys all appreciate my comments, given the enthusiastic responses and many "notifications" I get, but sadly - I have to get back to my real life.  Some of us do have to work, after all, so that Trumptards can be supported by the actual workers to spread their misinformation, conspiracy theories and just plain dumbness on social media platforms like this.  Have a great day, everyone.   :P

    1. betsy

      betsy

      Does that mean good bye?

      Or.....is that the white flag? :P

    2. scribblet

      scribblet

      Trumptards - keep it classy

  11. Turns out Sweden's Covid response puts them on par with worst hit countries in death rate (UK, France, US) and their economy suffered more than almost anywhere in Europe.  Government officials have also misled their citizens, and the world, about their goals and the outcome of their plan.  True agenda and poor outcome is revealed through inter-governmental correspondence and contradicts public statements.

     

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      You should really look at up to date economic data.  You’ll realize you’re completely wrong.  Sweden is back to life before covid.

    3. Shady

      Shady

      Watch the video from NBC news.

    4. dialamah

      dialamah

      I watched it; how else would I know that it's a bunch of reassuring images?

      How is an economic downturn the same or greater than neighbors, combined with more deaths than their neighbors, a "success", Shady.  Can you answer that?  

      Here's another reality-based examination of Sweden's response, from scientists and researchers within Sweden, which the  - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/it-s-been-so-so-surreal-critics-sweden-s-lax-pandemic-policies-face-fierce-backlash.

      Quote

      In the population as a whole, the impact of Sweden’s approach is unmistakable. More than 94,000 people have so far been diagnosed with COVID-19, and at least 5895 have died. The country has seen roughly 590 deaths per million—on par with 591 per million in the United States and 600 in Italy, but many times the 50 per million in Norway, 108 in Denmark, and 113 in Germany.

      From the International Monetary Fund, a paper examining the economic performance of Sweden's non-lockdown policy: 

      Quote

      By contrast, the economic ramifications of a less stringent containment strategy remain uncertain. As of September 2020, IMF staff, the Swedish authorities, the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER), and commercial banks all project a severe recession in Sweden, ranging from around -5 to -3 percent. Although the range of the projected contraction is less steep than the average forecast for advanced economies, it is not much different from some other Nordic countries.  In Sweden’s case, the evidence on erosion remains mixed, not least because GDP growth in 2020:Q2 was worse than in peers, while the cumulative performance in 2020:H1 remains relatively favorable.

      And, as many resources I looked at have mentioned:

      Quote

      We also argue that the economic impact of the containment strategy depends on social behavior, demographics and the structure of the economy, and it is still premature to judge the outcome of Sweden’s containment strategy as it will depend on developments in the next quarters.

      The full story is not yet written, but so far there seems no particularly upside to Sweden's approach.

  12. Found out this morning, reading Politico, that Trump never did say "The virus is a Democratic hoax."  Instead, he said that the Democrat's criricism of how he handled the virus was foisting a hoax on Americans.

    Think I'll refer to Politico more often when trying to filter information from misinformation.

    Snopes also says Trump never called the virus a hoax, so despite claims here that Snopes can't be trusted, I'll keep Snopes as reference as well.  The more sources, the better.

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    2. Boges

      Boges

      Trump has admitted to downplaying the virus though. 

    3. betsy

      betsy

      Quote

       

      Now, it seems, Biden has undergone a dramatic transformation on the issue, lauding the Supreme Court for its decision in June Medical Services v. Russo.

      “Women’s health care rights have been under attack as states across the country have passed extreme laws restricting women’s constitutional right to choice under any circumstance,” Biden said in a statement. “Today the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that states cannot put in place laws that unduly burden a women’s right to make her own health care decision with her doctor.”

       

      https://www.dailywire.com/news/joe-biden-endorses-abortion-under-any-circumstance-in-statement-after-scotus-ruling

       

      Therefore, he doesn't disagree with late-term or partial abortions.

    4. betsy

      betsy

       

      Biden/Harris have only said they want to codify Roe vs. Wade, which leaves the States free to set their own laws regarding abortion once the fetus is viable.

      :rolleyes:

       

      Which mean...... Biden/Harris will support late-term and partial abortion should the state make it their law!

       

  13. Mailman tosses ballots intended for delivery in Democratic area.  

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    2. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      "Mailman" is sexist...the correct term in "Letter Carrier" per labour union.

    3. scribblet

      scribblet

      Pennsylvania mail outs found too

    4. Boges

      Boges

      If I was in the US, I'd vote using a Drop Box. Some states are even restriction those. 

  14. Trump goes back to White House.  Seems clear he was never sick, just pulling some BS.  Trump organization owns stock in Gilead and Regeneron, which developed the drugs that were supplied to him and will no doubt be touted as saving his life, thus driving up stock value. 

    But he'll need the money since he owes $400,000 million dollars around the world, all coming due in the next four years.  Plus the penalties he'll get for tax evasion.

    F'ckn scammer.  

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      That's serious TDS, you really believe a whole hospital and doctors would be party to that...   

       

    2. dialamah

      dialamah

      Leaving hospital after only 3 days of covid treatment seemed wrong to me.  Figure someone truly sick wouldn't do that.

      But I just saw clips of him struggling to breathe after arriving back at WH.  Maybe he shoulda stayed in hospital.

    3. betsy

      betsy

      Why should he stay in the hospital?  

      You think they wouldn't be giving him top notch care at the White House?

      Trump is not an ordinary person.   He is a head of state.   Kindly wrap our heads around that and stop comparing him with others having covid!  You bet he's getting well and above the kind of care ordinary people get!

      Lol, I heard of people being turned away from the hospital unless they're really struggling to breathe - and here's Trump with hardly any symptoms showing, and you gets get all hysterical just because he went home! Freakin' unreal! :lol:

       

  15. Live Update: Doc says Trump doing well, no oxygen today, no fever for 24 hours.  Critical time is 7 to 10 days, but today he's improving from yesterday.  Won't give specifics as to how sick he was, or specifics on tests.  Will continue with Remesdivir for five days.  Everybody except the doc speaking wearing a mask.  Trump might have been on oxygen while at the White House, reading between the lines of what doc said.

     

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    2. dialamah

      dialamah

      I hope he recovers because dying would be a disaster for the US, in my opinion.

      But I don't trust what comes out of the WH, so why would anyone put out the info that he's doing so much worse than what his docs say?  

      As to the other notification, if you don't know how that's done, my shift on the techie helpline is over.

      Dora the Ignorer.  That's cute.  :)

    3. Shady

      Shady

      Trump releases a new video, he’s doing well, and speaking well.

       

    4. Infidel Dog

      Infidel Dog

      Quote

      Dora the Ignorer.  That's cute.  :)

      Yeah, I know. It's like Dora the Explorer, except that Dora actually does explore.

  16. Trump = tax cheat.  Should be in jail.  

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      He's not a tax cheat, you still haven't cited which provision in the tax code he violated.  The IRS gets his tax returns every year, and he's audited every year.  But let me guess, you know more about the U.S. tax code than the IRS right!? 😄

    3. DogOnPorch
    4. scribblet

      scribblet

      I'm not saying I think he's lily white, I'm sure he isn't but the IRS so far hasn't charged him and I don't believe that they would hold back if they had something.  Trump can't do anything about them, in fact I think he is under investigation, so if they find he cheated, they will charge him.  

      Sure Trump gets rid of people who oppose him, so does Trudeau. 

      But the guy who donates his entire $400,000 salary every year is "stealing" from the American taxpayer.  Actually I think he is losing a lot of income, wouldn't be surprised if he goes broke. 

      I guess Amazon is "broke" too, and committing "tax fraud."    It's called writing off business expenses because of expansion, thus reducing the overall taxable revenue.

       

       

       

  17. Infidel dog admits he and his buddies joke about sexual assault on women.  What a POS.

  18. Per US friends - Trump ads arriving via SMS; fine, they say, as long as it costs money the campaign doesn't have.  Non-targetted advertising = waste of money.  :)

  19. Nice upgrade on the mobile site.  :)

    1. Greg

      Greg

      Thanks, I haven't check out the mobile side of thing yet, but I'm pleased it's working out for you.

    2. Shady

      Shady

      Yep, looks good.

  20. Exttemist right-wing group shuts down Port of Dover.  Led by Nigel Marcham, far-right supporters, white nationalists and neo-nazis knelt on the A20 outside Dover’s Eastern Docks, shutting down traffic, to protest migrants.  The protestors quoted Donald Trump as inspiration for future action.

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      No justice no peace!

    3. Argus

      Argus

      The Guardian is a far left newspaper and its stories are always terribly slanted. Here is a story on the protest by the BBC. The BBC is not noted for being particularly conservative - far from it. But you'll notice there is no mention of 'far right' in their report, nor of 'white nationalists'.  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-54040788

    4. scribblet

      scribblet

      People objecting illegal migrants entering the country are not necessarily racist or white supremacists.  These days anyone questioning them in any manner is portrayed as such.

  21. Senegal shows the world how to manage a pandemic: leadership, facts and science, efficient testing, adherence to public health advice - hand washing, physical distamcing and mask wearing.  

    Senegal's response has been rated second out of 36 countries examined; the US response, 31st.

    1. Shady

      Shady

      Yes, New York and New Jersey really messes things up.

  22. Wearing my mask in the car as I travel between stores, because its better practice than donning/removing it at each store.  No doubt Covidiots are shaking their head in derision, never clueing in to how dumb they truly are.

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    2. OftenWrong

      OftenWrong

      They get soaking wet after just a few minutes of continuous use. They are basically a festering towel of gob on your face.

      That's why they say black ones are better, I guess. Kinda like underwear. You know, those body holes... kinda gross when you think about it. So I try not to.

      But it's hard when you see people go into the cafeteria area with these things on, and someone takes it off to eat and they may put it down on the table. Essentially the same as spitting on a surface.

      I saw one lady bring her own clorox cleaning supplies and wiped everything down before she sat there. I guess that's how the culture will change, for some.

    3. OftenWrong

      OftenWrong

      In other news a young lady was standing in lineup outside waiting to get in No frills. The people behind her were maybe 4 ft away. She turned around and asked them to stand further away, please, although everyone wearing masks and outside. I though it kinda odd.

      She did not seem to mind later on though, when a young man come over to look at the Roma tomotaoes...

    4. Shady

      Shady

      It’s MLW! :lol:

      BB39012E-7925-4274-9D52-3CC1DB7188D9.jpeg

  23. Trayvon Martin was 17 when he was murdered by George Zimmerman, and media called him an adult.  Zimmerman was found "not guilty."

    Kyle Ritterhouse is 17, and media is referring to him as a minor.  Wonder what sentence Kyle will get, if any.

    #whiteprivilege

    1. Shady

      Shady

      I don’t know which media you’re referring to.  But maybe he’s a child soldier! 

  24. Clearly, Republicans are scared of Kamala Harris. 

    1. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      Clearly and for much longer....Democrats are scared of Donald Trump.

    2. Shady

      Shady

      Scared of what?

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