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  • Demographic Shift
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    Joey wrote: View Post

    The election just happened. As I said before, if you want him gone, you gotta win an election first ... perhaps try putting someone forward worth voting for.
    He is a MINORITY gov't using every parliamentary dodge at his disposal to try and govern like he has a majority.
    So far so good for the skipster in dodging writing what is the equavlent of the math test.
    He dissolved parliament to start.
    He then had to prorogue parliament to staunch the bleeding from the WE scandal.


    But it doesn't change that his policies.. and they are HIS policies... in a scant 10 months since last October ... Dufenschmertz has
    • Browned off the 3 resource based western provinces for little to no material gain for the country as a whole.
    • Lost another senior minister of the crown (the finance minister to boot) for an egregious conflict of interest judgement that he too is under the microscope for
    • Is on his 3rd ethics investigation for trying to pull a slick move to help out the Burger Boyz.

    And if the wildly erratic Mr. Singh isn't in the mood to sell his principles and likely his job as leader of the NDP then we will get a crack at replacing him for which many many many will be grateful for.

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  • Joey
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    Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    If we can go to the grocery store we can go to a polling.

    Time to dump this self indulgent prick..
    The election just happened. As I said before, if you want him gone, you gotta win an election first ... perhaps try putting someone forward worth voting for.

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  • Demographic Shift
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    Today Parliament is back in session.
    And the question of the day is .. After Mr. Mittens with his uber annoying child like voice giving us all stern warnings during his campaign speech last night that the second wave is now decimating his kingdom, Prince Skippy has unilaterally decided that he will spend ALL of your money, your kids money and quite possibly your grandchildrens money defending his place as first clown out the LPC car. .. UNLESS........

    Jagmeet Singh doesn't swallow his pride, any remaining principles he may have and any hope of being a leader of a national party beyond the next election and doesn't vote with Skippy to keep the gong show going.

    I personally would love an election.

    Trudeau.. like his doppleganger Kathleen Wynne ...has this unwavering belief that public money is endless and that what he wants matters more than what anyone else thinks. He thinks that government tax and spend policy somehow creates wealth and a substantive economy.His plagerized version of Sorry but not Sorry is the canary in the coal mine.

    If we can go to the grocery store we can go to a polling.

    Time to dump this self indulgent prick..
    Last edited by Demographic Shift; Yesterday, 10:23 AM.

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  • slaw
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    Hey, Bendit, you were right all along, the Russians really are here and they got Hunter Biden.... quick, get the Marshal of the Supreme Court on Line 1!!! Our norms and institutions are under attack but Putin!!!! Handmaids Tale, Harry Potter reference, condescending fake outrage sentence!!!!

    RUSSIA!!! YEEAARGH!!!!!

    (Am I doing this right?)

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  • slaw
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    DS, a lot of it is the media. Here in Calgary, the Herald and the tv stations are running non-stop stories about the schools and every single case (not deaths, or hospitalizations or even infections but cases) and a constant stream of how everything is terrible with the schools, etc. And you know they can always find some parent that has some axe to grind. In the meantime, our kids' school is fine (just like 99% of schools) and every parent I have talked to is pretty happy. The teachers have been great and the kids are doing their best. If kids get sick they stay home. Some of the protocols are more than a little silly and I highly doubt their efficacy but everyone is making the best of it.

    I do think part of the problem now though is that given the massive overreaction it is hard to walk it back. You can't now say, hey, let's go back to doing what we have always done for infectious disease outbreaks because then people are going to wonder why they lost their jobs and houses in the first place, so the politicians, health authorities and media are doubling down. At this point, I honestly don't see how a lot of these places (NZ, for example) ever get out of the cycle cause the virus is here to stay and there may never be a vaccine. Eventually, I guess enough people will die from the lockdowns that new people will be elected but that could take years in some places.

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  • Demographic Shift
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    Maury wrote: View Post

    Personally, I'm not too worried about it. But supposedly it's a danger, and that's what this government has been warning about for the past 6 months. He looks like a hypocrite, making this move stink worse than ever.

    And in regards to how dangerous the virus is, I find myself going back and forth on it. Mostly on the side of go back to normal this is ridiculous, but then I look at the numbers, and depending on the way they're framed, it looks bad. I just acknowledge that in terms of scientific understanding I'm a total moron and have mostly chosen to not pick sides on this one too much. I do think we're jeopardizing our future right now for a virus that seemingly doesn't effect 99.9% of people in any meaningful way, but that's my armchair gm speaking. I could be wrong.
    I'm in the camp of you should be a little bit brave and try to live your life as close to the good old days as best you can.

    It costs me nothing to wear my pull up mask. I have repurposed it from my fishing bag and in order to get service I wear it in stores. Under my own volition I pull it up in elevators when other folks get in and in other close proximity spaces like cabs and uber rides. As a prototypical Canadian I give folks room. So now I give em a little more. I wash my hands. Prolly not as much as I should but I do more way more than usual. The folks that don't wash their hands are probably the same folks that don't wash them after they take a dump so its not a big deal if they leave the gene pool. I will get a flu shot but I do that anyway. Thats going to be about it.

    The media is doing a shit job of presenting the story. Yes there are more covid cases but we always knew that without a vaccine we could never eradicate this strain of SARS Covid 19. So the game plan was to keep the ICU's from being overwhelmed. It worked and we did that. Here comes round 2 and we know more and are arguably more ready. To me anyway the gauge is watching how many people are being sent to the ICUs and that remains mercifully low. Covid fatigue from being lectured and hectored by the harpys is very real. I pay little attention to the sky is falling yet again crowd.

    Do the hand washing and mask wearing and people slalom on the sideways as best you can as it can't hurt and costs you nothing and by all means follow your own council.. Its usually the best advice you will get anyway....

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  • Maury
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    slaw wrote: View Post

    This really needs to stop. I get that people were afraid in February and March when little to nothing was know about COVID-19 but we are well past that stage and while the fear with which society has been stricken over a cold may be a wonder to behold for historians, it is well past time to stop behaving like we are in a zombie plague and return to normal like we have done with every virus for the past 100 years.
    Personally, I'm not too worried about it. But supposedly it's a danger, and that's what this government has been warning about for the past 6 months. He looks like a hypocrite, making this move stink worse than ever.

    And in regards to how dangerous the virus is, I find myself going back and forth on it. Mostly on the side of go back to normal this is ridiculous, but then I look at the numbers, and depending on the way they're framed, it looks bad. I just acknowledge that in terms of scientific understanding I'm a total moron and have mostly chosen to not pick sides on this one too much. I do think we're jeopardizing our future right now for a virus that seemingly doesn't effect 99.9% of people in any meaningful way, but that's my armchair gm speaking. I could be wrong.

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  • slaw
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    Maury wrote: View Post

    Our NDP premier (currently in a minority coalition with the Greens) believes he can win a majority and simply called an election. IMO, very irresponsible. It will have to be mail-in-voting or you're putting people at risk by having them come out to vote. It's purely a power grab, and most in BC thought Horgan was above this. I don't vote NDP, but I thought he was managing the pandemic reasonably well. Now he wants to have an election? I think BC voters should punish him for it.
    This really needs to stop. I get that people were afraid in February and March when little to nothing was know about COVID-19 but we are well past that stage and while the fear with which society has been stricken over a cold may be a wonder to behold for historians, it is well past time to stop behaving like we are in a zombie plague and return to normal like we have done with every virus for the past 100 years.

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  • Maury
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    Joey wrote: View Post

    Why? Whats going on?
    Our NDP premier (currently in a minority coalition with the Greens) believes he can win a majority and simply called an election. IMO, very irresponsible. It will have to be mail-in-voting or you're putting people at risk by having them come out to vote. It's purely a power grab, and most in BC thought Horgan was above this. I don't vote NDP, but I thought he was managing the pandemic reasonably well. Now he wants to have an election? I think BC voters should punish him for it.

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  • Joey
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    He's growing on me ... he's still mostly an idiot with alot of terrible policies ... but he's growing on me.

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  • Joey
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    Maury wrote: View Post
    Election in BC. Not happy about that.
    Why? Whats going on?

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  • Joey
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    Schitts Creek makes history at the Emmys, and perhaps scores a couple points for CBC and its budget. Haha

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  • Maury
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    Election in BC. Not happy about that.

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  • Joey
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    I'm so here for this. Fuck these idiots worldwide. Wear your damn mask ya cunts!
    Indonesia authorities ordered people who broke the face mask law to dig graves of victims.

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  • Bendit
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    Demographic Shift wrote: View Post

    Thanks for that CBC style lob question on the ongoing life of Justin or as many like to call him "He who steps on his own dick, repeatedly"

    HWSOHODR never disappoints with his long list of visionary tilting at windmills policy options which he is proved to be incapable of enacting into real legislation. We got legal weed. After that... we got nuthin. And as a seque into even more nuthin Justin floats up a big never to be enacted to the order paper faux freebie to us all.....The Universal Basic Income....

    Priced in at 45$B (as currently estimated by the PBO) is yet another vote grabbing but poorly thought out WE like policy option. Its as if structural deficits will be legislated for us for the rest of our lives.. our kids lives and quite possibly our grandkids lives with little to no ability to debate. Cuz that got shut down by HWSOHODR because questions and accountability are for others and not for me. chutzpah baby chutzpah.
    Should resonate well with economists, sorta like like bags of wet cement being dropped from a helicopter onto the pavement *.
    Not even a dead cat bounce on this one. Even the socialist Scandinavian countries punted this loser after 2 years. Where is the fiscal anchor for this guy ?

    * WKRP in Cincinnati reference.
    UBI ... not gonna happen. Rest easy pardner. He is softening you (and Erin) up for the more plausible agenda of targeted assistance to targeted demographics or areas requiring sustenance. Would be far more beneficial, manageable and of course cheaper especially with the pandemic related debt loads.

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