Author Topic: Could Covid be Offering a Restart for Democracies?  (Read 650 times)

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Offline eyeball

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Re: Could Covid be Offering a Restart for Democracies?
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2020, 01:41:17 pm »
Why are you comparing Sweden with the US which has over 30 times the population when you won't compare it to the other Scandinavian countries which each have just over half Sweden"s population?
Maybe it has something to do with the fact Sweden has bigger subway systems than other Scandinavian countries. It's not fair to compare because of that or some such thing.  I recall arguments that used that logic to declare that Canada is actually doing worse than the US.

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Re: Could Covid be Offering a Restart for Democracies?
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2020, 02:31:07 pm »
Maybe it has something to do with the fact Sweden has bigger subway systems than other Scandinavian countries. It's not fair to compare because of that or some such thing.  I recall arguments that used that logic to declare that Canada is actually doing worse than the US.


BS logic.

All of Canada's major cities have either subway or light rail systems. North and South Dakota each have populations well under a million yet each have almost twice as many deaths as BC with over 5 million people.
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Re: Could Covid be Offering a Restart for Democracies?
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2020, 04:26:58 pm »

BS logic.

All of Canada's major cities have either subway or light rail systems. North and South Dakota each have populations well under a million yet each have almost twice as many deaths as BC with over 5 million people.
Absolutely its BS logic.  There's a term I heard the other day I liked...'split-screen reality'. Its probably even worse where the split screen is more like a bunch of browser tabs that load alternate realities.  You said the Internet would be the death of us and you might be right.

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Re: Could Covid be Offering a Restart for Democracies?
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2020, 05:26:21 pm »

BS logic.

All of Canada's major cities have either subway or light rail systems. North and South Dakota each have populations well under a million yet each have almost twice as many deaths as BC with over 5 million people.
And there is barely any urban population. Everyone lives 20 miles apart and they still have been among the worst hit. The only explanation is totally incompetence, which I understand having grown up in Winnipeg on local North Dakota TV. Even as a small child, I could always tell something was different about those people.

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Re: Could Covid be Offering a Restart for Democracies?
« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2020, 06:53:37 pm »
And there is barely any urban population. Everyone lives 20 miles apart and they still have been among the worst hit. The only explanation is totally incompetence, which I understand having grown up in Winnipeg on local North Dakota TV. Even as a small child, I could always tell something was different about those people.

It's largest city is Fargo, with about 20,000 fewer people than Abbotsford or the city of Kelowna

Spent a short time in Grand Forks back in the seventies. Wasn't much to it.
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