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2021-10-23 9:52:59 PM  
What percentage of those in the ICU are vaccinated?  According to Canada's tracker, only 66% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated.
 
2021-10-24 1:06:40 AM  
They're all lumberjacks and they don't care.
 
2021-10-24 1:06:57 AM  
You could say that Saskatchewan is full of banjo-picking inbreds, but the truth is that most of them have no musical talent whatsoever.
 
2021-10-24 1:08:32 AM  
Don't feed into the mass media's lies! That's not real place!
 
2021-10-24 1:10:07 AM  
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2021-10-24 1:11:27 AM  
Now this is what I wanna see! Military VS Coronavirus Kaiju!
 
2021-10-24 1:12:35 AM  
I don't like seeing Alberta in company with Florida and Texas.

I know it's apt, but it still hurts.
 
2021-10-24 1:13:59 AM  
I mean... For awhile we did have the military in Florida helping us fight COVID. 4 FEMA mass vaccination sites. So ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It at least helped the ones that wanted to get helped.
 
2021-10-24 1:15:46 AM  
Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?
 
2021-10-24 1:18:51 AM  

moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?


Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.
 
2021-10-24 1:20:57 AM  

SpaceyCat: What percentage of those in the ICU are vaccinated?  According to Canada's tracker, only 66% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated.


That doesn't sound right.

Canada is at 83% of eligible people fully vaccinated and 73% of total population fully vaccinated.

Source
 
2021-10-24 1:20:59 AM  

Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.


Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.
 
2021-10-24 1:21:04 AM  

SpaceyCat: What percentage of those in the ICU are vaccinated?  According to Canada's tracker, only 66% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated.


84% of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.
 
2021-10-24 1:23:30 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.


We both know we were only there to provide logistical support (see: We brought a Tim Hortons)

I'm just sayin'. Let he who has won a war in the last 70 years throw the first stone.
 
2021-10-24 1:28:03 AM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: Don't feed into the mass media's lies! That's not real place!


Came here to point out 3 hoaxes in TFA. The other one is Canadian military.
 
2021-10-24 1:44:22 AM  
So sad. we could have been over this by now.  It's all farked up now. going straight down hill in a hurry.
Enjoy your new normal. It's going to get a whole lot worse for the entire world.
Good job.
 
2021-10-24 1:52:57 AM  
Yet another Conservative government having to reverse course a few months after arrogantly defying doctors orders. It's so predictable. And the next step will be them winning landslide elections next time around for reasons unknown.
 
2021-10-24 1:55:21 AM  
Derek Miller, the authority's chief of emergency operations, said a committee made up of doctors and ethicists is set to prepare a formal recommendation to move to the second stage of triage.

It's one of those death panels ive heard so much about! Quick honey, grab the camera - you never see one of these out in the wild
 
2021-10-24 1:56:35 AM  
Western Canada is hopeless.
 
2021-10-24 2:03:04 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.


Yup, one of them held the sniper distance record from 2002 to 2009 for a shot in Afghanistan and one currently holds the record for a shot against ISIS in 2017 at a mind boggling 3,540m.
 
2021-10-24 2:09:02 AM  

Lifeless: You could say that Saskatchewan is full of banjo-picking inbreds, but the truth is that most of them have no musical talent whatsoever.


Troy Westwood like typing detected.

/From Sask, Moose Jaw born
//Demographics just lead to vaccine hesitancy
///Have one cousin who hasn't got the shot because he eats up anything Joe Rogan says
////bonus slashie because it's sad.
 
2021-10-24 2:09:39 AM  

robodog: Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.

Yup, one of them held the sniper distance record from 2002 to 2009 for a shot in Afghanistan and one currently holds the record for a shot against ISIS in 2017 at a mind boggling 3,540m.


That is completely insane.
 
2021-10-24 2:11:07 AM  

robodog: Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.

Yup, one of them held the sniper distance record from 2002 to 2009 for a shot in Afghanistan and one currently holds the record for a shot against ISIS in 2017 at a mind boggling 3,540m.


granted in both cases, the enemy was threatening a pop-up Tims location
 
2021-10-24 2:21:47 AM  

Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.


Too soon, man.
 
2021-10-24 2:35:16 AM  

Nirbo: I don't like seeing Alberta in company with Florida and Texas.

I know it's apt, but it still hurts.


Alberta has flirted with right wing excesses for years.  What really hurts is to see Saskatchewan sucked into it.  The province that pioneered medicare...
Facebook has got a LOT to answer for.
 
2021-10-24 2:45:41 AM  

Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.


No, that's not quite right.  The effectiveness of the American military isn't really in question.  Trouble is the US vision of a standing military is that of a blunt force instrument useful only for conflict and making money for the already wealthy.  Most middle power countries use their military as more of a multifunction instrument.  Canadian forces are as likely to be seen in disaster relief/peacekeeping/SAR roles as on the battlefield as belligerents.
 
2021-10-24 2:46:50 AM  

Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.


Defeated or hearts and minds?

If the US wanted to defeat someone, they could do it.
 
2021-10-24 2:47:23 AM  

Mike_1962: Nirbo: I don't like seeing Alberta in company with Florida and Texas.

I know it's apt, but it still hurts.

Alberta has flirted with right wing excesses for years.  What really hurts is to see Saskatchewan sucked into it.  The province that pioneered medicare...
Facebook has got a LOT to answer for.


It is important o note that the situation in Sask. is below average compared to U.S. states. I says something about our ICU capabilities

Coronavirus in the U.S.: How do Canada's provinces rank against American states? | CTV News
 
2021-10-24 2:48:50 AM  
Where we're at.  It looks like them vaccines maybe do work....

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2021-10-24 2:53:08 AM  

robodog: Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.

Yup, one of them held the sniper distance record from 2002 to 2009 for a shot in Afghanistan and one currently holds the record for a shot against ISIS in 2017 at a mind boggling 3,540m.


3-4 seconds waiting for the bullet to arrive on target.

6-7 seconds later, the sound arrives on target.

Then everyone stops and waits while an anatomic cut scene plays out.
 
2021-10-24 2:58:13 AM  
Canadian military to provide COVID-19 support in Saskatchewan

Support your local COVID-19. No, wait... the opposite of that.
 
2021-10-24 3:00:49 AM  

parasol: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Too soon, man.


Yeah, they're still in denial about Vietnam Nam.

/take me back to Saigon City
//oh you can't go back to Saigon city
///been a long time gone for Saigon city
//why did Saigon city get the works?
 
2021-10-24 3:05:19 AM  

Discordulator: robodog: Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.

Yup, one of them held the sniper distance record from 2002 to 2009 for a shot in Afghanistan and one currently holds the record for a shot against ISIS in 2017 at a mind boggling 3,540m.

3-4 seconds waiting for the bullet to arrive on target.

6-7 seconds later, the sound arrives on target.

Then everyone stops and waits while an anatomic cut scene plays out.


Actually over 10 seconds, the round was actually subsonic by the time it got to the target, which makes the shot that much more amazing to me since there has to be some funky stuff happening in the transonic part of the flight that must have been fun to compensate for along with all the other variables they were juggling.
 
2021-10-24 3:14:52 AM  

robodog: Discordulator: robodog: Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.

Yup, one of them held the sniper distance record from 2002 to 2009 for a shot in Afghanistan and one currently holds the record for a shot against ISIS in 2017 at a mind boggling 3,540m.

3-4 seconds waiting for the bullet to arrive on target.

6-7 seconds later, the sound arrives on target.

Then everyone stops and waits while an anatomic cut scene plays out.

Actually over 10 seconds, the round was actually subsonic by the time it got to the target, which makes the shot that much more amazing to me since there has to be some funky stuff happening in the transonic part of the flight that must have been fun to compensate for along with all the other variables they were juggling.


Right you are, I was incorrectly using constant bullet velocity

And once it is subsonic, funky things happen to the noise.

That would be terrifying. Just... splotch.
 
2021-10-24 4:07:48 AM  

Discordulator: robodog: Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.

Yup, one of them held the sniper distance record from 2002 to 2009 for a shot in Afghanistan and one currently holds the record for a shot against ISIS in 2017 at a mind boggling 3,540m.

3-4 seconds waiting for the bullet to arrive on target.

6-7 seconds later, the sound arrives on target.

Then everyone stops and waits while an anatomic cut scene plays out.


Sort-of obligatory

Three Kings Gunshot wound scene
Youtube f8j4GIRYbZw
 
2021-10-24 4:16:20 AM  

refudiate: Discordulator: robodog: Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.

Yup, one of them held the sniper distance record from 2002 to 2009 for a shot in Afghanistan and one currently holds the record for a shot against ISIS in 2017 at a mind boggling 3,540m.

3-4 seconds waiting for the bullet to arrive on target.

6-7 seconds later, the sound arrives on target.

Then everyone stops and waits while an anatomic cut scene plays out.

Sort-of obligatory

[YouTube video: Three Kings Gunshot wound scene]


I was thinking more like the Sniper games, but that works too!

I forgot about that scene!
 
2021-10-24 6:04:39 AM  

Mike_1962: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

No, that's not quite right.  The effectiveness of the American military isn't really in question.  Trouble is the US vision of a standing military is that of a blunt force instrument useful only for conflict and making money for the already wealthy.  Most middle power countries use their military as more of a multifunction instrument.  Canadian forces are as likely to be seen in disaster relief/peacekeeping/SAR roles as on the battlefield as belligerents.


A military is fundamentally a labour force with an attached bureaucracy to support it. They handle their own wages, logistics, they do the accounting, and they can deploy and coordinate themselves without the civilian bureaucracy as a whole having to arrange everything, which is really helpful in isolated regions or places that have had their infrastructure buried/flooded/toppled/burned to the ground. When it comes to stuff like driving and moving casualties, well, that's what drivers and corpsmen do already and those are needed skills.

Our military is also older than the US's on average and a lot less stuff is contracted out, which tends to favour holding other skills in addition to fighting.

Nobody beats the civilian Coast Guard for crazy, though.
 
2021-10-24 6:34:26 AM  
As much as I like making fun of Alberta and Saskatchewan, lets not forget that both Ontario and Quebec had the military help out during the first wave, during the spring of 2020.

They also came in to the rescue of Manitoba in May of 2021, for the 3rd wave.
 
2021-10-24 6:54:54 AM  
Saskatchewan is just an annex to Alberta --- like Oklahoma is to Texas.
 
2021-10-24 7:49:57 AM  

Flappyhead: Western Canada is hopeless.


Hey, don't look at me.

BC is 88% vaxxed.

Sask sending cases to Ontario.

Alberta begging BC to take their cases and Dix nixxing the notion.

Not sure what the deal with Manitoba is but yeah, the west is the worst, mostly.

Even here in BC we have anti-vaxx wingnuts wound up and going off in public.

Madness.
 
2021-10-24 7:51:40 AM  

the voice of raisin: robodog: Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.

Yup, one of them held the sniper distance record from 2002 to 2009 for a shot in Afghanistan and one currently holds the record for a shot against ISIS in 2017 at a mind boggling 3,540m.

granted in both cases, the enemy was threatening a pop-up Tims location


Nah. We pointed to some caves in the distance and said they had the puck
 
2021-10-24 8:09:15 AM  

fragMasterFlash: They're all lumberjacks and they don't care.


I have friends in Dog River.  I hope they're all safe.

I do know that Hank Yarbo discovered that spray Ivermectin to be a powerful aphrodisiac.

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2021-10-24 8:15:29 AM  
Get your act together, Canada. I know you've got your share of rightwing mouthbreaters, but no one wants to see you follow the US's path.
 
2021-10-24 8:17:33 AM  

Nirbo: Dictatorial_Flair: Nirbo: moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?

Big talk from the country that couldn't beat the taliban.

Hey, Canada was helping us not beat the Taliban. It was our clusterfark, but there were Canadians there.

We both know we were only there to provide logistical support (see: We brought a Tim Hortons)

I'm just sayin'. Let he who has won a war in the last 70 years throw the first stone.


Grenada.

Operation "Hey Guys, We Have A Long Weekend. You Wanna Do Something?" was a success

*chucks stone*
 
2021-10-24 8:24:20 AM  

quatchi: Flappyhead: Western Canada is hopeless.

Hey, don't look at me.

BC is 88% vaxxed.

Sask sending cases to Ontario.

Alberta begging BC to take their cases and Dix nixxing the notion.

Not sure what the deal with Manitoba is but yeah, the west is the worst, mostly.

Even here in BC we have anti-vaxx wingnuts wound up and going off in public.

Madness.


I think of BC as Pacific Canada.
 
2021-10-24 8:26:28 AM  

moothemagiccow: Why does Canada have a military? To keep Michigan from invading?


No, just to keep your mom happy.
 
2021-10-24 9:01:48 AM  
When Alberta got military aid it was eleven people. Saskatchewan might get three since the military is already stretched so thin.
 
2021-10-24 9:02:52 AM  

BobCumbers: So sad. we could have been over this by now.  It's all farked up now. going straight down hill in a hurry.
Enjoy your new normal. It's going to get a whole lot worse for the entire world.
Good job.


trumper says what? okay.
 
2021-10-24 9:30:13 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: //Demographics just lead to vaccine hesitancy


Yep, the more rural a place is, the more likely it has people making terrible decisions. And Saskatchewan is quite rural.
 
2021-10-24 9:34:34 AM  

RasIanI: Saskatchewan is just an annex to Alberta --- like Oklahoma is to Texas.


That's a fairly recent developementbthough.  It's possible it may reverse.
 
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