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2020-07-16 10:51:17 AM  

Cynicism101: It wasn't complete lockdown. We have always been allowed out socially distant exercise.
No need to exaggerate but I'm glad Doug Farking Ford did mostly alright!


Well, yeah, we were allowed out, but strongly encouraged not to if at all possible. Obviously those of us who work in essential industries had to go out to get to work.  But those who were furloughed or laid off were encouraged to go out only when absolutely necessary, and to self-isolate otherwise.  It wasn't law, so you didn't have to, but for the sake of yourself and everyone else it was highly recommended.
 
2020-07-16 10:52:52 AM  

Rev Rick White: According to CBC News:

"two million people who crossed the border into Canada since this country implemented strict quarantine laws, no one has been arrested and just a handful have been fined for breaking the two-week isolation rule"

Two million people are essential travel?  Bullshiat.


Most of those were probably Canadians.
 
2020-07-16 10:55:12 AM  

Russ1642: Eravior: Was the trick that Canada doesn't have a moron in charge?

The trick is that Canadians aren't morons


We have morons here.  We just don't have much of a voice for them.
 
2020-07-16 10:55:37 AM  
Okay. I know this seems like a stretch, but please, hear me out.

Yes, there's the issue of Americans crossing the border into Canada, possibly carrying the virus with them. But Canadians like to travel, too; especially to states like Florida, Arizona, and California, where infections are increasing at an alarming rate. Canada's closure to non-essential traffic has (I'm pretty sure) prompted the US to do the same thing. So, in a roundabout way, this also prevents Canadians from carrying the virus back into the country when they return.

It's peak Canadian passive-aggressive politeness: we don't want to be rude to the US by banning travel outright, so we find a way to make it seem like a mutual agreement.

Like I said, it's a stretch. But... stranger things have happened
 
2020-07-16 10:57:08 AM  

Psychopusher: Eravior: Was the trick that Canada doesn't have a moron in charge?

To hear some of our right-wing morons talk, we totally do.


A cousin of mine can't go a day without putting up some stupid Trudeau meme.  Nevermind that he was happily taking the 2K a month our PM implemented and kept renewing.
 
2020-07-16 10:57:22 AM  

Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.


Our fishing trip was really nice his year, not having boats clearly too big for the lake nearly swamp us as they scream by with a murican flag waving off the back was beauty.
 
2020-07-16 10:58:06 AM  

Russ1642: Rev Rick White: According to CBC News:

"two million people who crossed the border into Canada since this country implemented strict quarantine laws, no one has been arrested and just a handful have been fined for breaking the two-week isolation rule"

Two million people are essential travel?  Bullshiat.

Most of those were probably Canadians.


Truckers, a lot of truckers.
 
2020-07-16 10:58:14 AM  

Eravior: Was the trick that Canada doesn't have a moron in charge?


Ours is just a different kind of moron.
 
2020-07-16 10:58:29 AM  

Psychopusher: Cynicism101: It wasn't complete lockdown. We have always been allowed out socially distant exercise.
No need to exaggerate but I'm glad Doug Farking Ford did mostly alright!

Well, yeah, we were allowed out, but strongly encouraged not to if at all possible. Obviously those of us who work in essential industries had to go out to get to work.  But those who were furloughed or laid off were encouraged to go out only when absolutely necessary, and to self-isolate otherwise.  It wasn't law, so you didn't have to, but for the sake of yourself and everyone else it was highly recommended.


And we listen to those recommendations, because we trust that the people making them have good reasons for it, and they did, while having the medical pros stand near them and explain what those reasons were and why they were good.  It also doesn't hurt that we tend to trust our government, even if we didn't vote for them.
 
2020-07-16 10:58:48 AM  

Psychopusher: Cynicism101: It wasn't complete lockdown. We have always been allowed out socially distant exercise.
No need to exaggerate but I'm glad Doug Farking Ford did mostly alright!

Well, yeah, we were allowed out, but strongly encouraged not to if at all possible. Obviously those of us who work in essential industries had to go out to get to work.  But those who were furloughed or laid off were encouraged to go out only when absolutely necessary, and to self-isolate otherwise.  It wasn't law, so you didn't have to, but for the sake of yourself and everyone else it was highly recommended.


Canada also ramped up benefits pretty quickly so that people who couldn't work or lost their jobs didn't have to worry about making the choice between starving and getting COVID.

I also imagine that having a health care system where people don't have to worry about going bankrupt if they get COVID, (so they get tested and get treatment if needed) also helps.
 
2020-07-16 10:59:07 AM  
Canada avoided 10,000+ new cases of Coronavirus by doing this one weird trick

Was it by not forcing their nursing homes to take actively-infected COVID-19 patients?
 
Juc
2020-07-16 10:59:52 AM  

Eravior: Was the trick that Canada doesn't have a moron in charge?


Well Trudeau is dumb enough to keep stepping on his own dick all the time, but I guess compared to trump everybody looks smart.
 
2020-07-16 11:00:11 AM  

mechgreg: Psychopusher: Cynicism101: It wasn't complete lockdown. We have always been allowed out socially distant exercise.
No need to exaggerate but I'm glad Doug Farking Ford did mostly alright!

Well, yeah, we were allowed out, but strongly encouraged not to if at all possible. Obviously those of us who work in essential industries had to go out to get to work.  But those who were furloughed or laid off were encouraged to go out only when absolutely necessary, and to self-isolate otherwise.  It wasn't law, so you didn't have to, but for the sake of yourself and everyone else it was highly recommended.

Canada also ramped up benefits pretty quickly so that people who couldn't work or lost their jobs didn't have to worry about making the choice between starving and getting COVID.

I also imagine that having a health care system where people don't have to worry about going bankrupt if they get COVID, (so they get tested and get treatment if needed) also helps.


To mention, when a vaccine is available, the Canadian government will make it available to their citizens for free.
 
2020-07-16 11:01:00 AM  

Russ1642: Eravior: Was the trick that Canada doesn't have a moron in charge?

The trick is that Canadians aren't morons. We have very few complete morons in leadership positions because when elections are held we don't all develop dementia. Meanwhile, in the US, I read daily that yet another governor has jumped on the "masks are bad" bandwagon. WTF is wrong over there? Is this the result of decades of lead in the water supply?


It's decades of Republican "policy" and "philosophy." A deliberate misinformation campaign that has told millions of assholes what they wanted to hear: that the government doesn't know better than them about anything, experts are useless and your "beliefs" are better than science or math or anybody's actual real-world experience.
 
2020-07-16 11:02:24 AM  

Por que tan serioso: I'm headed to Banff for lunch today as a matter of fact. No. I will not be wearing a mask. Yes. I do feel a bit unwell. A 1200 looney fine is a small price to pay to stick it to the United States Northern Strategic Reserve and their "lack of cases" and "appropriate response." Sorry sweet cheeks.


That $1000 fine that Florida couple got was a warning ticket. Those go all the way up to $750,000 and jail.

Honestly, I wish that 20-something yahoo who came to NS and f*cked our three weeks no cases record and infected three others here would have been slapped with that.
 
2020-07-16 11:03:18 AM  

Literally Addicted: Por que tan serioso: I'm headed to Banff for lunch today as a matter of fact. No. I will not be wearing a mask. Yes. I do feel a bit unwell. A 1200 looney fine is a small price to pay to stick it to the United States Northern Strategic Reserve and their "lack of cases" and "appropriate response." Sorry sweet cheeks.

That $1000 fine that Florida couple got was a warning ticket. Those go all the way up to $750,000 and jail.

Honestly, I wish that 20-something yahoo who came to NS and f*cked our three weeks no cases record and infected three others here would have been slapped with that.


Hey sweet cheeks.
 
2020-07-16 11:03:43 AM  

Juc: Eravior: Was the trick that Canada doesn't have a moron in charge?

Well Trudeau is dumb enough to keep stepping on his own dick all the time, but I guess compared to trump everybody looks smart.


Honey Boo Boo looks smart compared to Trump.
A Pet Rock looks smart next to Trump.
A sock with a hole in it looks smart next to Trump.
As does an empty can of mayonnaise.
 
2020-07-16 11:07:07 AM  

caljar: One of the Minnesota counties on the Canadian border has had zero cases, zero deaths, never had any Covid-19.  The other border counties are almost as virus free.  These people would normally cross the border for everyday lives.  The Northwest Angle being the example.  Don't believe everything is as out of control as the media wants you to.


Border remains closed because you can't guarantee who is from that area and who is not.

Also Minnesota has had more new cases per day recently than the entire country of Canada.

Sort yourselves out and we will welcome you back. Until then you will have to stay put until you can value the safety of your neighbors as being connected to the safety of yourselves
 
2020-07-16 11:07:17 AM  

Por que tan serioso: I'm headed to Banff for lunch today as a matter of fact. No. I will not be wearing a mask. Yes. I do feel a bit unwell. A 1200 looney fine is a small price to pay to stick it to the United States Northern Strategic Reserve and their "lack of cases" and "appropriate response." Sorry sweet cheeks.


Enjoy while you can, the Town of Banff is currently drafting a bylaw making masks mandatory.
 
2020-07-16 11:07:28 AM  
But we want to drop Nickelback over the border!  Aren't we allowed to do that?
 
2020-07-16 11:07:46 AM  

Por que tan serioso: Literally Addicted: Por que tan serioso: I'm headed to Banff for lunch today as a matter of fact. No. I will not be wearing a mask. Yes. I do feel a bit unwell. A 1200 looney fine is a small price to pay to stick it to the United States Northern Strategic Reserve and their "lack of cases" and "appropriate response." Sorry sweet cheeks.

That $1000 fine that Florida couple got was a warning ticket. Those go all the way up to $750,000 and jail.

Honestly, I wish that 20-something yahoo who came to NS and f*cked our three weeks no cases record and infected three others here would have been slapped with that.

Hey sweet cheeks.


Hiya darlin'
 
2020-07-16 11:14:35 AM  

Snowblind2010: Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.

I guess if you have to tell yourself that and it keeps you from coming here I'll not argue with you.


Canada has some real amazing scenery out west.
Until you get there the highway has the upkeep and quality of a paved back road in the US. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are some of the flattest, most boring places I've ever seen, and I'm from South Dakota.
 
2020-07-16 11:15:13 AM  

mechgreg: Psychopusher: Cynicism101: It wasn't complete lockdown. We have always been allowed out socially distant exercise.
No need to exaggerate but I'm glad Doug Farking Ford did mostly alright!

Well, yeah, we were allowed out, but strongly encouraged not to if at all possible. Obviously those of us who work in essential industries had to go out to get to work.  But those who were furloughed or laid off were encouraged to go out only when absolutely necessary, and to self-isolate otherwise.  It wasn't law, so you didn't have to, but for the sake of yourself and everyone else it was highly recommended.

Canada also ramped up benefits pretty quickly so that people who couldn't work or lost their jobs didn't have to worry about making the choice between starving and getting COVID.

I also imagine that having a health care system where people don't have to worry about going bankrupt if they get COVID, (so they get tested and get treatment if needed) also helps.


Those programs were also delivered under a minority government that is always one no confidence vote away from falling over. While they will stomp their feet and pout on TV about the spending our right wingers are at least potty trained and wouldn't dream of calling a no confidence vote, not like they would get a lot of support from the other opposition parties anyway. Can you imagine ol' Mitchy with that power?
 
2020-07-16 11:17:13 AM  

Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.


Yes you're absolutely right, eh.

You should definitely never come here.

That's you, singular.
 
2020-07-16 11:18:22 AM  
basicstock:
We have morons here.  We just don't have much of a voice for them.

Exactly this.  Canada tends to marginalize our morons.  The US celebrates them and gives them as much exposure as possible.

There is a much bigger current of common sense in the populace.  This probably has something to do with better education systems, and media that isn't as partisan as the US.
 
2020-07-16 11:18:56 AM  
They listened to Trump, and did the exact opposite.
 
2020-07-16 11:21:00 AM  

Fart_Machine: Just a reminder that Canada has morons too.  We just have more of them.

https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/07/08/sm​all-group-protests-mandatory-mask-wear​ing-order-in-toronto/


Toronto is extra special. Their mayor thinks a handgun ban will stop gang shootings
 
2020-07-16 11:22:06 AM  

Flappyhead: A cousin of mine can't go a day without putting up some stupid Trudeau meme. Nevermind that he was happily taking the 2K a month our PM implemented and kept renewing.


I have a few of those on my FB feed.  It never fails to baffle me how these same people can be enjoying the fruits of our current government and its so-far perfectly competent leadership while simultaneously lambasting it for some sort of perceived ineptitude.

Deathbymeteor: nd we listen to those recommendations, because we trust that the people making them have good reasons for it, and they did, while having the medical pros stand near them and explain what those reasons were and why they were good. It also doesn't hurt that we tend to trust our government, even if we didn't vote for them.


We also tend to trust in the science here, which makes a big difference.  The science informs government policy, and we trust that that government policy is properly informed by the science.

Meanwhile, in the US, at least a third of the population is HURRR CORONAVIRUS IS A HOAX, MASKS ARE AN UNCONTITUTIONAL ATTACK ON MAH FREEDUMBS!

mechgreg: Canada also ramped up benefits pretty quickly so that people who couldn't work or lost their jobs didn't have to worry about making the choice between starving and getting COVID.

I also imagine that having a health care system where people don't have to worry about going bankrupt if they get COVID, (so they get tested and get treatment if needed) also helps.


True on both counts.  The benefits were implemented quickly and aren't burdened by red tape (though as a side effect, because they aren't assessed for tax, recipients will have to factor that into next year's tax season).  And having universal healthcare means nobody is worried about the cost of testing or, should it come to that, treatment if they have to be hospitalized.  Both of these have helped to ease the stress of dealing with the pandemic, which has lead to a much calmer population that is less prone to violent outbursts.

Less prone, mind you.  We still have our Costco/Walmart U CANT MAKE ME WEAR A MASK HURR morons on occasion.
 
2020-07-16 11:22:29 AM  

Lord Bear: Canada tends to marginalize our morons.  The US celebrates them


Whenever I'm asked what the difference is between Canada and the US I'm using this line.
 
2020-07-16 11:22:37 AM  

I won a math debate: Okay. I know this seems like a stretch, but please, hear me out.

Yes, there's the issue of Americans crossing the border into Canada, possibly carrying the virus with them. But Canadians like to travel, too; especially to states like Florida, Arizona, and California, where infections are increasing at an alarming rate. Canada's closure to non-essential traffic has (I'm pretty sure) prompted the US to do the same thing. So, in a roundabout way, this also prevents Canadians from carrying the virus back into the country when they return.

It's peak Canadian passive-aggressive politeness: we don't want to be rude to the US by banning travel outright, so we find a way to make it seem like a mutual agreement.

Like I said, it's a stretch. But... stranger things have happened


It's not a strech, it's statemanship at it's finest. Achieving your desired outcome whilst not souring your international relations is a huge win for any government. In this, both the Federal and Ontario's Provincials did amazing. It'll become a sticking point once we re-open fully (shudder), and doubly so if we don't hit a large second wave. The sense of winning against this virus will set in and people will demand to know why they had to 'sacrifice' or need to continue to do so. To which the answer will aways be;- has the other party (country) done as we have and is it reasonable to return to pre-pandemic activities involving them. At the moment, USA is not even in the roster, let alone anywhere near being allowed outside it's own borders.

The way it was sold to them, by our compentent leadership is simple;- it appealed to the America First rallying cry, whereby they recieved their assurance we won't be letting any undesirable non-USAians into their country. That was good enough for their administration to buy this hook, line and sinker. I expect in the near future to hear how closing the border (by US, not Canada) was not only their idea, but prevented millions of deaths in USA as a result.

When the guy on the other side is as gullible as Trump, you can get pretty much anything if you just use soft-power and some carefully worded directives that sound like they come from them. Fun.
 
2020-07-16 11:24:53 AM  

Por que tan serioso: Literally Addicted: Por que tan serioso: I'm headed to Banff for lunch today as a matter of fact. No. I will not be wearing a mask. Yes. I do feel a bit unwell. A 1200 looney fine is a small price to pay to stick it to the United States Northern Strategic Reserve and their "lack of cases" and "appropriate response." Sorry sweet cheeks.

That $1000 fine that Florida couple got was a warning ticket. Those go all the way up to $750,000 and jail.

Honestly, I wish that 20-something yahoo who came to NS and f*cked our three weeks no cases record and infected three others here would have been slapped with that.

Hey sweet cheeks.


Hey look, it's Internet Tough Guy.
 
2020-07-16 11:25:58 AM  

Psychopusher: We spent two solid months in complete lockdown with only essential businesses open, shopping only when we had to and even then standing in epic lineups just to get into the stores, and epic lineups to check back out again.  We still have long lineups inside the stores even now that we're in phase 2 of re-opening, some of our areas (including the one I live in) have mandators public indoor space mask bylaws (wear one or GTFO!), but things are continuing to look up here, our cases are dropping, deaths are dropping, phase 3 repoening is around the corner (already happening in many areas), and life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.

We haven't been going through this just so a bunch of plague rats from south of the border who don't have the slightest bit of good sense to stay the fark home during a pandemic can come here and put us right back to square one.  Stay the fark home until your dumpster fire burns the through rest of its fuel.


That's not a nice way to talk about Mexico, buddy
 
2020-07-16 11:30:31 AM  

Lord Bear: Exactly this.  Canada tends to marginalize our morons.


And somehow through all of this most of our Moron-in-Chiefs actually listened to the smart people who knew medicine and stuff instead of politicizing this and making moronic policy.  See: Doug Ford, and to a lesser extent Jason Kenny.
 
2020-07-16 11:31:37 AM  

Rev Rick White: According to CBC News:

"two million people who crossed the border into Canada since this country implemented strict quarantine laws, no one has been arrested and just a handful have been fined for breaking the two-week isolation rule"

Two million people are essential travel?  Bullshiat.


More likely the reporter got mixed up and that's total crossings, not individual persons. Lots of people cross daily for work.

Cause otherwise, ya... bullshiat.
 
2020-07-16 11:33:27 AM  
Stay home you Yankee plague rats.
 
2020-07-16 11:39:37 AM  

Psychopusher: We also tend to trust in the science here, which makes a big difference.  The science informs government policy, and we trust that that government policy is properly informed by the science.

Meanwhile, in the US, at least a third of the population is HURRR CORONAVIRUS IS A HOAX, MASKS ARE AN UNCONTITUTIONAL ATTACK ON MAH FREEDUMBS!


Which, imo, is what partly drove Harper from power, was his screwing with scientists and the census, which tipped enough support away over time to topple him down the line.
 
2020-07-16 11:44:12 AM  

Deathbymeteor: Which, imo, is what partly drove Harper from power, was his screwing with scientists and the census, which tipped enough support away over time to topple him down the line.


Yup.  Muzzling the scientists over climage change was a bad move -- both ethically, and politically for him.  But it was also his backroom dealings, his sale of the Alberta oil sands, and other bullshiat that ultimately did him in to the point where we demanded he hold an election, which gave us our 2015 red tsunami.

(Note to Americans: Our party colours are the reverse of yours.  Red = liberal.)
 
2020-07-16 11:46:43 AM  

Psychopusher: We spent two solid months in complete lockdown with only essential businesses open, shopping only when we had to and even then standing in epic lineups just to get into the stores, and epic lineups to check back out again.  We still have long lineups inside the stores even now that we're in phase 2 of re-opening, some of our areas (including the one I live in) have mandators public indoor space mask bylaws (wear one or GTFO!), but things are continuing to look up here, our cases are dropping, deaths are dropping, phase 3 repoening is around the corner (already happening in many areas), and life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.

We haven't been going through this just so a bunch of plague rats from south of the border who don't have the slightest bit of good sense to stay the fark home during a pandemic can come here and put us right back to square one.  Stay the fark home until your dumpster fire burns the through rest of its fuel.


I don't blame you a bit. Americans republicans are, for the most part, a bunch of willful ignorant assholes. I wouldn't want them there either.
 
2020-07-16 11:51:56 AM  

Psychopusher: (Note to Americans: Our party colours are the reverse of yours. Red = liberal.)


And the "libby libs" to the left of them are Orange = NDP.
 
2020-07-16 11:58:08 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Psychopusher: (Note to Americans: Our party colours are the reverse of yours. Red = liberal.)

And the "libby libs" to the left of them are Orange = NDP.


Those of us in Ontario do not speak its name.  We still remember Bob Rae.
 
2020-07-16 12:02:10 PM  

rikkards: Fart_Machine: Just a reminder that Canada has morons too.  We just have more of them.

https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/07/08/sm​all-group-protests-mandatory-mask-wear​ing-order-in-toronto/

Toronto is extra special. Their mayor thinks a handgun ban will stop gang shootings


1) Nobody thinks a handgun ban is going to put a stop to gang shootings.

2) This is what Tory said about it:  "If it makes one bit of difference in terms of reducing these shootings and in particular reducing the loss of life and the trauma caused by handguns, why wouldn't you take the step?"

3) Better than hopes and prayers.

4) I don't even like Tory - but your strawman is just that - what you think he said is affected by your opinion on gun laws rather than what he actually said.  At least he's trying to do something.
 
2020-07-16 12:13:17 PM  
I for one do not blame Canada. Our federal government is best described as the lunatics running the asylum and too many governors of the states are not any better.
 
2020-07-16 12:16:51 PM  
illogic:

1) Nobody thinks a handgun ban is going to put a stop to gang shootings.

2) This is what Tory said about it:  "If it makes one bit of difference in terms of reducing these shootings and in particular reducing the loss of life and the trauma caused by handguns, why wouldn't you take the step?"

3) Better than hopes and prayers.

4) I don't even like Tory - but your strawman is just that - what you think he said is affected by your opinion on gun laws rather than what he actually said.  At least he's trying to do something.


Yeah, I don't get Canadian gun humpers.  If it is harder to get guns, there will be fewer guns out there, and fewer shootings.  It's not hard math.

If I was Trudeau, I would jack up the penalties for breaking the new laws, and even more so for those caught smuggling or using illegal weapons for crime.  If the risk/reward for using an illegal gun is high enough, the problem becomes much smaller.
 
2020-07-16 12:17:08 PM  

Psychopusher: Ivo Shandor: Psychopusher: (Note to Americans: Our party colours are the reverse of yours. Red = liberal.)

And the "libby libs" to the left of them are Orange = NDP.

Those of us in Ontario do not speak its name.  We still remember Bob Rae.


Always comes back to Rae.  We're talking about the province that elected Rob Ford (who only ran out of spite for Toronto's City council) - despite the dumpster fire that his brother was as Mayor.  I'd take Rae over any Ford family member in a heartbeat.  What did Rae do to you 30 years ago that causes so much concern?   Social Contract?  The massive deficit he inherited?
 
2020-07-16 12:17:56 PM  
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2020-07-16 12:21:10 PM  

illogic: rikkards: Fart_Machine: Just a reminder that Canada has morons too.  We just have more of them.

https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/07/08/sm​all-group-protests-mandatory-mask-wear​ing-order-in-toronto/

Toronto is extra special. Their mayor thinks a handgun ban will stop gang shootings

1) Nobody thinks a handgun ban is going to put a stop to gang shootings.

2) This is what Tory said about it:  "If it makes one bit of difference in terms of reducing these shootings and in particular reducing the loss of life and the trauma caused by handguns, why wouldn't you take the step?"

3) Better than hopes and prayers.

4) I don't even like Tory - but your strawman is just that - what you think he said is affected by your opinion on gun laws rather than what he actually said.  At least he's trying to do something.


Handguns are already heavily regulated and tracked. Trying to do something that even the police chiefs are saying is a bad idea isn't doing something it is actually counter productive. Rather than putting tax dollars where they should go that actually would do something (increased border security, social programs to reduce the allure of gang recruiting (although it sounds like Ford may surprisingly be doing something about it  (I never saw that coming)), and guns and gangs unit), the money would go to paying more public servants to shuffle even more paper. The cops are against this as they full well know that they will be the ones thrown under the bus two years later when nothing changes.

The latest ban sounds like it is approaching 3.7b if there is a true fair buyout. Imagine what they could have done with that money instead
 
2020-07-16 12:28:40 PM  
This is why Scots living near Boris Johnson's plague-ridden failed state to the south are stocking up on pitchforks, scythes, barricades and everything else in the "Keep The Bastards Out" section of the Acme Inc catalogue.

I think we should just paint railway tunnel entrances on cliffs facing England and let nature take its course.
 
2020-07-16 12:31:59 PM  
I miss going to Vegas. Please get this plague under control, my southern neighbour!
 
2020-07-16 12:32:41 PM  

Deathbymeteor: Psychopusher: We also tend to trust in the science here, which makes a big difference.  The science informs government policy, and we trust that that government policy is properly informed by the science.

Meanwhile, in the US, at least a third of the population is HURRR CORONAVIRUS IS A HOAX, MASKS ARE AN UNCONTITUTIONAL ATTACK ON MAH FREEDUMBS!

Which, imo, is what partly drove Harper from power, was his screwing with scientists and the census, which tipped enough support away over time to topple him down the line.


THIS. Seriously. As an immigrant that does not vote party but self-interest in a well-run society for all, I can tell you that up until his assult on science, he didn't even make my radar. He sealed his fate with us joining US in destroying Syria and insisting on cruelty during the largest part of the peak of refugee crisis he plunged this country into. He's forever branded as an evil human being in my books.

I'd also add that in Canada there is a very large swath of our population, across all socio-economic and ethinc backgrounds that is very highly intelectual and thusly highly educated. Call it a silent majority if you must, it's a real thing in Canada. Many immigrants are university level educated, but due to circumstance, cannot find employment in their field, and instead take jobs that they are highly overqualified for to earn a living. It's a side-effect of points based immigration process;- to qualify to earn Permanent Residence, one must score highly, and large portion of it is centered around capabilities and education. I heed from a family of 4, 2 have masters, 1 has undergrad and one has college degree.
 
2020-07-16 12:43:00 PM  
If you're tired of hearing about how much better Canada is doing at handling this .... maybe. i dunno, handle it better.
 
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