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2020-07-16 10:15:38 AM  
72 votes:
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.
 
2020-07-16 10:18:47 AM  
21 votes:

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


We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.
 
2020-07-16 10:23:46 AM  
16 votes:

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.
 
2020-07-16 10:08:21 AM  
16 votes:
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- and I'll keep posting this until you yanks get the message to 'STAY OOT!!'
 
2020-07-16 8:25:29 AM  
14 votes:
I think in this case there are actual moose out front telling you to stay home.
 
2020-07-16 10:21:19 AM  
12 votes:
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2020-07-16 10:20:52 AM  
12 votes:

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

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.


Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?
 
2020-07-16 10:23:59 AM  
10 votes:
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2020-07-16 10:41:48 AM  
9 votes:
Was the trick that Canada doesn't have a moron in charge?
 
2020-07-16 10:49:53 AM  
8 votes:

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?
 
2020-07-16 10:36:42 AM  
7 votes:
Just a reminder that Canada has morons too.  We just have more of them.

https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/07/08/s​m​all-group-protests-mandatory-mask-wear​ing-order-in-toronto/
 
2020-07-16 10:31:08 AM  
7 votes:
Good. We Americans deserve to be locked away behind a wall given how many of us are hellbent on turning into plague rats.
 
2020-07-16 12:43:00 PM  
6 votes:
If you're tired of hearing about how much better Canada is doing at handling this .... maybe. i dunno, handle it better.
 
2020-07-16 11:22:29 AM  
6 votes:

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 10:27:29 AM  
6 votes:

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

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.

Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?

I have to cross into New Jersey to get to NYC, doesn't mean I have to like it.

Is Montreal New York or New Jersey in your analogy? I want to know if I should be offended


Pourquoi s'en inquièter ?  Les chiens aboient, la caravane passe.
 
2020-07-16 10:25:22 AM  
6 votes:
"If you are coming from outside of Canada, please understand all of the efforts that Canadians have done inside of Canada to flatten the curve and to make sure that the transmission of the virus is as low as possible," Njoo said.
"Please do your part.


BUT I DON'T WANNA!
 
2020-07-16 12:02:10 PM  
5 votes:

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 11:39:37 AM  
5 votes:

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 11:07:07 AM  
5 votes:

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 10:57:08 AM  
5 votes:

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 1:23:23 PM  
4 votes:

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


You sound like the perfect person NOT to come to Canada, pandemic, or otherwise. Stay with that.
 
2020-07-16 12:17:08 PM  
4 votes:

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 11:18:22 AM  
4 votes:
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 11:17:13 AM  
4 votes:

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 11:03:43 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:58:06 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:20:43 AM  
4 votes:

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.


Checking in from the state of Connecticut.  I understand.
 
2020-07-16 12:32:41 PM  
3 votes:

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 12:17:56 PM  
3 votes:
SORRY, AMERICA...
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2020-07-16 11:31:37 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:02:24 AM  
3 votes:

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.
 
Juc
2020-07-16 10:59:52 AM  
3 votes:

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 10:58:48 AM  
3 votes:

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 10:40:00 AM  
3 votes:
DON'T LET US IN, CANADA!

Tell President Sniveling Asshole to go fark himself.

It's amusing that not that long after he referred to other countries as "shiatholes," America is now globally acknowledged as a shiathole. Well, amusing in that it probably makes him mad. LOL

Not amusing for America in general. But seriously, Canada, don't let us in.
 
2020-07-16 10:29:43 AM  
3 votes:

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

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.

Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?

I have to cross into New Jersey to get to NYC, doesn't mean I have to like it.

Is Montreal New York or New Jersey in your analogy? I want to know if I should be offended

Pourquoi s'en inquièter ?  Les chiens aboient, la caravane passe.


Bon point
 
2020-07-16 10:28:44 AM  
3 votes:
Canada really should build a wall, and on the side facing them paint:

DON'T  MORONS
OPEN  INSIDE
 
2020-07-16 10:27:39 AM  
3 votes:

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.


Trust me we're not sending our best. Our best would not be taking recreational trips during a lockdown.
I think we should arrest all the idiots that got turned away.
 
2020-07-16 10:23:13 AM  
3 votes:

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

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.

Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?


I have to cross into New Jersey to get to NYC, doesn't mean I have to like it.
 
2020-07-16 10:17:18 AM  
3 votes:

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.


Pretty much. If there's a more Canadian sight than masked people in a polite queue to buy legal weed, I haven't seen it.
 
2020-07-16 10:16:20 AM  
3 votes:
Moose. Front. Tell.
 
2020-07-16 1:52:39 PM  
2 votes:

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


...says the asshole.

Enjoy your pariah state.
 
2020-07-16 11:24:53 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:22:06 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:49:24 AM  
2 votes:

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/


More importantly our major right wing party hasn't made a policy of wink-wink-nudge-nudge "freedoms" argument to semi-advocate for not wearing masks.
 
2020-07-16 10:48:56 AM  
2 votes:
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.
 
2020-07-16 10:38:46 AM  
2 votes:
Stay out, Americans. We have enough stupid here already.
 
2020-07-16 10:29:22 AM  
2 votes:

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

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.

Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?

I have to cross into New Jersey to get to NYC, doesn't mean I have to like it.

Is Montreal New York or New Jersey in your analogy? I want to know if I should be offended

Pourquoi s'en inquièter ?  Les chiens aboient, la caravane passe.


Le pingouin géant danse dans la nuit. Pourtant, il ne passe toujours pas par le McDonald's.
 
2020-07-16 10:20:12 AM  
2 votes:

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

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.


Montreal is not part of Canada.
 
2020-07-16 10:18:34 AM  
2 votes:
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2020-07-16 10:17:48 AM  
2 votes:
Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.
 
2020-07-16 8:00:41 PM  
1 vote:
Why do I think that it is obviously an imitation of a clickbait headline?
 
2020-07-16 2:24:36 PM  
1 vote:

Lord Bear: 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.


idiots can not easily  survive -40 before the windchill, same with the Nordic countries.  You learn to plan your way home before 2am instead of downing 16 shots of whiskey and passing out in a nearby ditch.  Hell im pretty sure us Ojibway migrated to Manitoba to spare us of the crazy down south, Iriquois aint so strong now are they.

Evolution isnt about strength, those who adapt to wearing facemasks do.  shiat these asswipes arnt even sick.  Id have to wear one working while actually sick from a normal flu, the unstoppable runny nose, the coughing, the extra heat in addition to the fevor, how fat do you gotta be?
 
2020-07-16 2:21:49 PM  
1 vote:

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.


Lowest common denominator.

Same reason why network TV mostly sucks and radio stations.  The "good" ones aren't the cases we have to plan for.
 
2020-07-16 1:02:15 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-07-16 12:28:40 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:16:51 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:13:17 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:51:56 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:44:12 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:14:35 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:07:28 AM  
1 vote:
But we want to drop Nickelback over the border!  Aren't we allowed to do that?
 
2020-07-16 11:07:17 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:00:11 AM  
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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 10:59:07 AM  
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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?
 
2020-07-16 10:58:29 AM  
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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 10:58:14 AM  
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Eravior: Was the trick that Canada doesn't have a moron in charge?


Ours is just a different kind of moron.
 
2020-07-16 10:57:22 AM  
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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 10:55:12 AM  
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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 10:45:01 AM  
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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.


this times a million. stay out of canada you sick farks.
 
2020-07-16 10:43:26 AM  
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2020-07-16 10:39:23 AM  
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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/


We are 10% of the US population.
The rest of Canada is quite used to dealing with morons.
They get little voice.  While annoying, they don't get much attention.
 
2020-07-16 10:37:44 AM  
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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.
 
2020-07-16 10:32:36 AM  
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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.
 
2020-07-16 10:29:33 AM  
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Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.


That what I think about America, when I hear about illegals.
And I'm Texan.
 
2020-07-16 10:26:21 AM  
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boozehat: halifaxdatageek: 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.

Pretty much. If there's a more Canadian sight than masked people in a polite queue to buy legal weed, I haven't seen it.

I saw this sight this past Saturday afternoon in San Diego.


Good times, I like San Diego way more than San Francisco, and not just because I have buddies who work there.
 
2020-07-16 10:19:11 AM  
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halifaxdatageek: 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.

Pretty much. If there's a more Canadian sight than masked people in a polite queue to buy legal weed, I haven't seen it.


I saw this sight this past Saturday afternoon in San Diego.
 
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