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  1. Trudeau asked why he and family get to go to cottage. Fails to answer question.

  2. Andrew Scheer defends full plane amid COVID-19: My wife carried wipes and we didn't 'speak moistly'

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    2. Goddess

      Goddess

      "moistly" funny :lol:

    3. OftenWrong

      OftenWrong

      Whatever you people are smoking,

      pass it on

    4. scribblet

      scribblet

      You didn't hear Trudeau talking about not speaking 'mostly'

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  3. “When Beijing shut down travel from Hubei to the rest of China on January 23 — but strangely not from Hubei to the rest of the world — why didn’t the WHO act decisively then?” he asked. - Australian MP

    1. Shady

      Shady

      Their a propaganda arm of the Chinese government.  Even issuing statements to the world based on what China tells them, even without being able to validate the claims.  Trump is right, funding to the WHO needs to be seriously questioned.

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  4. Trying to figure a reason why Trump would fire the independent inspector general overseeing the $2 trillion spending program OTHER than wanting to steal as much as he could by diverting it to his businesses and those of the grifters around him.

  5. And meanwhile several planeloads of immigrants continue to arrive every single day to a closed down country.

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      Yes they do, not just immigrants but planeloads of people from China who are not checked or tested, that's the worst part.  They are asked some questions, given a brochure then on their way.   Trudeau's lack of border controls and refusal to lock down travel/border has jeopardized all of us.

  6. Boris Johnson in intensive care.

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    2. Shady
    3. Shady

      Shady

      You’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

    4. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      When I say "community", I mean the community of New York. I don't believe we have had community transmission in Manitoba yet. 

      When you don't understand the basic terms of what you're talking about, shut up.

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  7. Ford blasts Trump protectionism: ‘When the cards are down, you see who your friends are’.

    1. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Chips.  He meant chips.

    2. Shady

      Shady

      I understand Ford’s frustration.  But if the situation was reversed, and doctors and nurses in Toronto couldn’t get the protective equipment they need, at the same time Canada was shipping that equipment to other countries, some questions would be raised and action demanded.

    3. Shady

      Shady

      Regardless, this isn’t protectionism.  Protectionism is practices protecting certain industries from outside competition.  

  8. Has anyone noticed that a lot of what Amazon is selling now offers next MONTH delivery, rather than next day?

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    2. Argus

      Argus

      I don't believe this is true. It's only on that one site, one I've never heard of before. Just last week they announced they were hiring 10,000 more workers, and just yesterday they announced bonuses for their workers in light of the pandemic danger. Walmart's web site has a 'covid-19 update' page and it says nothing about closing down.

    3. dialamah

      dialamah

      A lot of stores are doing curbside pickup, so that's possible.  By closing, I took that to mean closing to all business.

    4. Argus

      Argus

      I think if that was the case it would be on their web site and it's not. And I think it would have been covered more widely.

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  9. No sign anything has changed at Roxham road. https://twitter.com/ezralevant/status/1244287156102856704

  10. Mr. and Mrs. Markle move to L.A. so the boss can get back into her third tier acting career. Harry promises to learn how to do laundry and vacuuming while he assumes his role as child carer and bitch.

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      Trump has allready said he won't pay for their security.   poor Harry, what a life he gave up...he's been Markled.  

    2. Argus

      Argus

      I wonder how long it will take him, sitting at home supervising the nanny changing nappies while his wife is out being a 'movie star' before he wonders where his life went.

    3. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Watch for him getting bit parts in Fast and Furious 19, 20, and 21.

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  11. What's up with Quebec and so many cases anyway?

    1. OftenWrong

      OftenWrong

      Maybe they got the biggest federal handout in number of testing kits. Some indications that up to 30% more people are infected than are being counted right now. It just depends on how good we are at testing.

      I could be wrong about the testing kits, but the point is when it gets down to this ridiculous level of scrutiny of an infection, which is unprecedented never seen/ been done before and in this wonderful age of information today, you will see confusion over numbers like this. I hear that China was not counting those who didn't have any symptoms but tested positive. You can see how different places might count differently, sometimes purposely to their political benefit.

    2. OftenWrong

      OftenWrong

      Here is another highly interesting statistical observation. The virus apparently takes about 10 days to run through your system. Therefore everyone who tests positive is quarantined for at least two weeks, and then released after negative test results.

      As a consequence, any country that initiates mass testing will find that the virus is out there, and will be a big number at first. All these initial discoveries go into quarantine regardless of severity, but those who are more ill stay in hospital. They measure the blood O2 level and if it is low, you stay in with oxygen support. Even if a case is mild, it is done as a precaution. So hence hospitals will be overloaded for a while with these cases until they are discharged.

      The data curve will show rapid increase in the number of cases especially when new testing is initiated in a region. Canada's data showed a big spike one day in March, it was on a Monday.

      The spikes persists for at least two weeks, with no one listed as recovered until after that.Then there would be a drop in the number of active cases. The graph showing totals will just keep going up however.

      My point is, you will see the recovery rate numbers increase from a spike the end of two week quarantine. The recovery rate then naturally "flattens" the totals curve, all on its own.

  12. “Canada’s risk is much, much lower than that of many countries. It’s going to be rare, but we are expecting cases. It doesn’t matter how few those cases are. We are preparing the whole country in the event that you might pick up a rare case.” Teresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health officer you see on the news every day. Clearly someone with very little foresight.

  13. Ottawa gets 500,000 new employment insurance applications

  14. Best place to self isolate! https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/85774/spooky-underground-bunker-mimics-above-ground-life-1960s

    1. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Apparently the best place to isolate one's self if one is young is at the beach.  Unfortunately a rather large number of youngsters (bless 'em) got the same idea at the same time.

  15. Trump limits travel - except for countries he has golf resorts! LOL

    1. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      Wrong....travel ban has been extended to UK and Ireland.

    2. Argus

      Argus

      Yeah, he ran out of excuses after the numbers ballooned in the UK. But they were already high when he exempted them.

  16. Canada has about half as many intensive-care beds as the average developed country, despite spending 15 per cent more on health care.

  17. The drumbeat grows louder, and more people panic.

  18. is glad he works at home...

  19. What happened to Doug Ford's spine? Where did it go? It is hiding somewhere with his balls?

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      He`s given in to big Labour Union bullying, but they are still striking for more money and benefits...   so tell me it was never about the money baby.

  20. There is a real misconception being spread around, that people who are against mass immigration are hateful, this is wrong, for me this is all about love. Love of my identity, my culture, my countrymen and my country. I don't hate or wish violence on anyone, I simply want us to be left as we are. -- found on reddit

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    2. Army Guy

      Army Guy

      Thanks for the geography lesson, the point being what happened to Europe is from MASS immigration, implying that it is not the problem is being dishonest.

    3. Abies

      Abies

      The current immigration issues in Europe are over and were due to conflict in other regions. Europe isn't experiencing mass immigration and the issues between immigrants and Europeans predates the refugee crises. 

    4. scribblet

      scribblet

      It is not over, Turkey has let thousands loose who are now massing the Greek border.  there arevriots in Greece whose people are fed up.  it continues.

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  21. Get ready for drug shortages as 80% of our medicine is from China. And much of it from the very centre of the coronavirus.

    1. OftenWrong

      OftenWrong

      Why are 80% of drugs even coming from China? Because the pharmaceuticals have outsourced production to the very lowest bidder. Globalism was promised to bring diversity and inherently better safety in production but here we see, rather than spreading out production facilities it concentrates on just the very lowest bidder, creating a kind of production supermarket. This is much like when memory chips were being made by one factory in China, and one alone, and then one day they had a fire.

       

  22. Ontario judge rules laws against pimps are unconstitutional.  If they want to procure little girls and make money off them that's their constitutional right.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/ontario-court-judge-rules-parts-of-canada-s-prostitution-laws-are-unconstitutional-1.5471207

  23. RIP Christie Blatchford

    1. Shady

      Shady

      One of the last real journalists.

    2. bcsapper
  24. Why are we paying compensation to the families of people who died on that Ukraine air flight? We've never done that before.

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      Votes in the culturally and liberal enriched GTA

  25. In a nutshell, a healthy society, or nation, is much like an ecological system, it takes a long time to find an equilibrium and is far more fragile than it is given credit for. So my main argument against Mass Immigration is that it degrades, or destroys, culture and social cohesion. - found on the internet

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    2. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Oh, I don't know.  I bet there are a few on the left who don't recoil in horror at Scottish Nationalism.  Or Welsh Nationalism.  Or African Nationalism for that matter.  I doubt they would have sided with apartheid South Africa against the ANC.  They might side with China against Tibet.  I wouldn't, but they might.  The Chinese pretending to be commies and all that. 

      Quebec Nationalism is just outright treason, of course.

      Anyway, I guess in some ways at least, even Einstein was a prat.

    3. dialamah

      dialamah

      Nationalism is not patriotism. 

      You have made it clear that you dislike Canada many times over.  You have nothing but contempt for "progressives", which the majority of Canadians are; you don't like Canada's immigration policies, our health care system, our judicial system, our democratic systems, women who attain political power in Canada, our Canadian value of diversity, or our humanistic approach to helping those in the world less fortunate than us.  I have no idea why you would want to live in a country for which you have such huge contempt.

    4. Argus

      Argus

      Progressives make up about 10% of Canadians. Most are young, stupid and shallow. Though there's a sprinkling of older people with early dementia among them. They are, by and large, losers filled with anger and bitterness at everyone who has done better than them in life - which is most people. They are a cancer on any society as they hate that society and its members and long to destroy it and punish its members. They consider anyone who doesn't think like them as a virtual non-human who should have no rights, and are authoritarian by nature, as are all Socialists.

       

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