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Offline Granny

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #270 on: March 13, 2020, 11:20:31 am »
Sophie Trudeau has COVID-19 - the real thing.
Justin is self-isolating with her - should he maybe be away from her instead?

I don't know what the run on toilet paper is about - its viral pneumonia, not stomach flu.

I do believe that all avoidance of groups of people is wise. I especially think it's wise to avoid air travel - big, enclosed silver sky tubes recirculating viruses.

I use alcohol to clean all surfaces I touch, carry a small spray bottle & tissues with me.

Senior with existing respiratory issues ... so I mostly stay home.  Fine with me. It's still cold out.  Lol

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« Reply #271 on: March 13, 2020, 11:24:09 am »
I use alcohol to clean all surfaces I touch, carry a small spray bottle & tissues with me.

Senior with existing respiratory issues ... so I mostly stay home.  Fine with me. It's still cold out.  Lol

A lot of the people who post on here and MLW seem to be older retired folks.  I'm not at that age, so I worry about you guys and other retirees I know.  Stay well.
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« Reply #272 on: March 13, 2020, 12:07:43 pm »
Just watched some of Justin's presser at the cottage.  Although I obviously am not a fan of his, to say the least, I think his speech hit all the right notes.   It's reassuring to have a government that puts science first.

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« Reply #273 on: March 13, 2020, 12:13:48 pm »
Just watched some of Justin's presser at the cottage.  Although I obviously am not a fan of his, to say the least, I think his speech hit all the right notes.   It's reassuring to have a government that puts science first.

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I listened to that as well and it seemed like a breath of fresh air (so to speak) compared to what we've heard from the WH.
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« Reply #274 on: March 13, 2020, 12:33:28 pm »
Just watched some of Justin's presser at the cottage.  Although I obviously am not a fan of his, to say the least, I think his speech hit all the right notes.   It's reassuring to have a government that puts science first.

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I haven't seen it yet, but he made a good speech concerning the aboriginal blockades too.  I'm glad our leader has some leadership qualities.  Haven't watched Trumps speech,  but he's never been a good speaker.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #275 on: March 14, 2020, 02:04:58 pm »
A lot of the people who post on here and MLW seem to be older retired folks.  I'm not at that age, so I worry about you guys and other retirees I know.  Stay well.

That's very nice of you!
I can stay home.
I worry about the people who have to work, especially direct customer service.

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« Reply #276 on: March 18, 2020, 08:43:34 am »
Just watched some of Justin's presser at the cottage.  Although I obviously am not a fan of his, to say the least, I think his speech hit all the right notes.   It's reassuring to have a government that puts science first.

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As was pointed out, the leaders we have are not used to the responsibilities, the thinking and the delegation and other skills you need to deal with something this huge.

I am cutting all of them slack. 
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #277 on: April 01, 2020, 07:59:09 pm »
Last week, if you recall, the CPC said that the Liberals were trying to grab power, with temporary measures that were seen as overreach.

This week, the Conservatives are all too happy to point out that Parliament needs to be recalled because the bill that was passed, in fact isn't broad enough.  It's almost as if the original bill was the one....

I hate Conservatives.  Never again will I vote Conservative.  This crisis is beyond politics, and they are, beyond petty.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #278 on: April 01, 2020, 10:15:21 pm »
Last week, if you recall, the CPC said that the Liberals were trying to grab power, with temporary measures that were seen as overreach.

This week, the Conservatives are all too happy to point out that Parliament needs to be recalled because the bill that was passed, in fact isn't broad enough.  It's almost as if the original bill was the one....

Interesting, I thought they had put in for September for unlimited budget power, but I guess that was just a proposal.  I'd be ok with September.  Or at least like 3 months, and then extend it if need be.
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« Reply #279 on: April 02, 2020, 01:16:31 am »
Interesting, I thought they had put in for September for unlimited budget power, but I guess that was just a proposal.  I'd be ok with September.  Or at least like 3 months, and then extend it if need be.

The powers they ended up with were very narrow And until June.  Itís all the Conservatives would agree to.  The Bloc was willing to go with all spending and taxing power until September.  Now the Conservatives are blaming the government for writing a narrow bill.  You canít make it up.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #280 on: April 02, 2020, 05:37:07 pm »
Last week, if you recall, the CPC said that the Liberals were trying to grab power, with temporary measures that were seen as overreach.

This week, the Conservatives are all too happy to point out that Parliament needs to be recalled because the bill that was passed, in fact isn't broad enough.  It's almost as if the original bill was the one....

I hate Conservatives.  Never again will I vote Conservative.  This crisis is beyond politics, and they are, beyond petty.

and the usual suspects here wigged out over "it"... it being a draft starting point for review/negotiation between parties; one that was purposely leaked to - surprise, surprise... the G&M's azzhole Fife. It wasn't worth my interest to bother countering the nonsense... until now, as a handy 15 tweet threadreader thread was put together to summarize all the underhanded Scheer/CPC bullshyte:



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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #282 on: April 02, 2020, 09:24:06 pm »
https://twitter.com/RodAVanier/status/1245785512713113600?s=20

Ouch..   that's a harsh thing to say... not that it's wrong though....   The CPC tried playing politics with this.  I'm glad some politicians are willing to call out that BS.   This is going to damage the CPC, and rightfully so...
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #283 on: April 07, 2020, 09:50:26 pm »
It took 2 weeks for the capitalist system that we live within to completely break down and be useless to nearly all of us.  Groceries might be the only exception.

The entire country, in fact even our friends to the south, have turned to socialism to bail us all out and keep us from being completely destitute. 

I hope the pendulum will swing left in a big way after the pandemic blows over. 


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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #284 on: April 07, 2020, 10:37:22 pm »
It took 2 weeks for the capitalist system that we live within to completely break down and be useless to nearly all of us.  Groceries might be the only exception.

How so?  Virtually all necessities are still available and supply chains have been surprisingly resilient.  Grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, news media etc are still functioning.

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The entire country, in fact even our friends to the south, have turned to socialism to bail us all out and keep us from being completely destitute.

Government provides a safety net when things hit the sh!tter.  I'm thankful they can help the people who need it now, and have helped stabilize markets a bit.

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I hope the pendulum will swing left in a big way after the pandemic blows over.

In what way specifically?
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