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  1. Political Junkies are treating the Comey testimony like a sporting event. I doubt he can say anything that will change anyone's preconceived opinions. 

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    2. Omni

      Omni

      What, in your words, is the difference between an "order" and a "directive"? The latter is Comey's word.

    3. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      Comey:  I will lie for Lynch, but not for Trump.

    4. Omni

      Omni

      I guess you misinterpreted it, Lynch asked him to lie and adopt the word "matter"

  2. I wonder if the defence for the Philando Castile shooting will be that he had a gun. I thought having a gun was the right of every US citizen?

  3. It doesn't rain in California GLOBAL WARMING!!!! It rains a lot in California ALSO GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!

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    2. drummindiver
    3. Omni

      Omni

      I already explained to you how that works didn't I? GW causes more precip. leading to less salt surface water which increases the freeze temp, so therefore more surface (shallow) ice. Anyway Thwaites is not safe according to actual scientists. The warmer surface temp along with increased sea level "greases the wheels" under it. One way or the other it's heading north. 

    4. drummindiver

      drummindiver

      Wow. So if it gets  warm then it'll get cold?  And actual scientists say you're wrong,  as I've cited.

  4. Ontario Liberals to ban protesting Abortion clinics. So who exactly want to reopen this issue? 

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    2. dialamah

      dialamah

      How is keeping protesters limited to certain areas 'anti-free' speech?  

    3. Boges

      Boges

      Cite where women have been harassed recently. And define it. Being told you believe abortion is wrong isn't harassment.  

      As long as a debate is peaceful, how is it harassment? 

      It doesn't matter, ban it. Do you really think this law was a pressing need though. Just admit this is naked wedge politics from the party in charge of Ontario. 

    4. Boges

      Boges

      Made a thread about it. 

  5. Not usually anti-Obama. But kinda douchey to pile on Israel in your last few weeks in the office. 

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    2. Omni

      Omni

      We know who needs setting straight. Keep reading though, you'll get it eventually. Maybe.

    3. DogOnPorch

      DogOnPorch

      Your multiple personalities are showing, Sybil.

    4. Omni

      Omni

      Much more interesting than one old boring one

  6. Only 17 positive cases of Influenza reported in Canada so far this year. But yeah, COVID-19 is just the flu. :rolleyes:

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    2. DogOnPorch

      DogOnPorch

      What do you imagine war with China to be like?

      You don't have a clue.

      But suffice to say they've been at war with the West since they attacked us in Korea.

    3. Boges

      Boges

      I suspect it would be WW3. 

      So I guess they can continue to de-stabilize Western Economies through disease all they want. 

      They're the ones that buy up all the Debt anyway. 

    4. DogOnPorch

      DogOnPorch

      China was once a close friend of the West...Nationalist China, that is. Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, Kuomintang...etc.

      The Allies flew supplies over the Himalayas and fought hard on the ground the the Burma Theater...together with the Chinese. The Flying Tigers, Chindits and such...all that legend stuff resulted.  

      During WW2, the Communists under Mao refused to fight the Japanese for the most part...preferring instead to use their Allied given supplies to attack the Nationalists. 

      Today, Nationalist China has been reduced to Taiwan.

      THAT is what we should encourage for China...dump the bloody Reds.

  7. Stephen Harper once got grief for going to a Hockey game on the Government's dime. JT just flew a Canadian Indian Chef to India on the government's dime. 

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    2. Omni

      Omni

      sapper wants to place facts about Harper's waste of tax dollars into the "hysterical" column, while closely following what our current PM wore on his visit to India. 

    3. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Sapper never found Harper laughable.  A politician, doing right and wrong, sure, but not an oaf to be mocked.

      But this was about limos and chefs, wasn't it?

    4. Omni

      Omni

      no, it was about hockey games and chefs. I brought up the limos thing just as a fact check. 

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    2. Shady
    3. Shady

      Shady

      Regardless, it doesn’t matter if herd immunity is achieved in the fall vs late spring.  Enough people will have been vaccinated or have immunity from being previously infected to result in low level case rates and even lower level death and hospitalization.  This story is just more panic porn.

    4. Boges

      Boges

      But are enough people going to get vaccinated? Seems the rate is levelling off in the US. 

      I think the variants will play a factor in how effective previous infections protects one. 

      Up until recently it was agreed upon that most young people will handle COVID-19 rather well, in most cases. Variants have blown that theory out of the water. 

  8. Been away for a few days. (In Murica) Don't see a Trump v NFL thread. This the biggest political story going on, isn't it? 

     

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    2. DogOnPorch

      DogOnPorch

      TRUMP 2020

      :D

      Perhaps we can get movie stars spitting on the flag next...

      :lol::lol::lol:

    3. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Other than Clint, what movie star wouldn't?

    4. DogOnPorch

      DogOnPorch

      ...and use it as a campaign ad. 

      :lol:

  9. Now that Al Franken has some free time, he should run for President. He's clearly qualified considering who's in office now. 

     

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    2. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      OK...but "grabbing p****" audio is not one of the possible charges.

      You have nothing there...better try harder.

    3. Omni

      Omni

      Someone who supports an admitted sexual assaulter is not someone I want to waste time conversing with. ta ta.

    4. bush_cheney2004
  10. The State of Alabama has Zero ICU beds available due to a COVID-19 surge. 

    Get into a serious car accident? Tough Nuggies! 

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      That doesn’t seem to be working as well as we thought.

    3. Boges

      Boges

      Because people aren't getting vaccinated.

      Back to the beginning of the thread. Alabama has no ICU capacity. Not because their supply is lacking, but because their vaccination rate is embarrassingly low. 

      The solution isn't to hire more nurses, while droves are quitting. It's to get people vaccinated. 

    4. Shady

      Shady

      It’s people’s right to not get vaccinated if they choose.  Why would you risk shutting down society over and over, destroying children’s school years to make a political point?  Train more nurses so that they don’t get burned out.  There should have been a federal program a year ago.

  11. Petition to name Calgary Airport after Harper.

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    2. cybercoma

      cybercoma

      The Stephen Harper International Terminal has a nice ring to it and they could just use the acronym for short.

    3. overthere

      overthere

      The Saskatoon airport was named after that other rarity, a Western PM. Diefenbaker.

      But lets pile on the hatred for Harper.

  12. Do Potheads feel completely comfortable with the fact that THEIR day is also Hitler's birthday. Just sayin'

  13. Biden's goal of 70% first-dose vaccination by July 4th is an admission that demand for vaccination will plummet. 

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      Yes, as cases continue to decline rapidly, many will forgo the vaccine for now.  Also, politicians like to set goals the can easily meet, and then claim success.  This is really a non-story.

    3. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      "Canada probably won't reach herd immunity against COVID-19 anytime soon" (if ever)....no kidding.

      https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/herd-immunity-threshold-canada-covid-1.6013685

    4. Boges

      Boges

      From your citation (which is just an opinion column): 

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      In the United States, vaccine hesitancy is increasingly seen as a major and perhaps permanent barrier to herd immunity. The vaccine rollout south of the border got off to a fast start but has been slowing as time goes on and the supply of doses starts to outpace demand.

       

  14. Over 50,000 COVID-19 cases in the US. Daily deaths back over 400. Even prominent Republicans are speaking out against Anti-Vaxxers. They know they're going to have to own this. 

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      There was a Canadian study recently that said most people that died of covid were highly likely to have died sometime that year regardless of covid.

    3. Boges

      Boges

      You mean your True North study analyzing stats from 2020?

      Again, it doesn't take into account variants and the worst case counts seen during the pandemic this Spring

      Because younger people were getting sick, the death-rate was less, but it didn't mean Hospitalization wasn't skyrocketing. 

      This is why lockdown measures were required! You didn't do anything to stem the infection death rates would have skyrocketed. Hospitals would have had to triage people and unplug those they thought may not survive. 

      Like seen in the US in the winter, before they got the vaccine. 

      Lockdowns were a preventative measure, and they worked. 

    4. Boges

      Boges

      Another reason death in Canada was less than a country like the US, was because public safety measures stayed in place for most of the pandemic. 

      And they still are in place. 

      The US lowered their guard before reaching a good vaccination rate and now there are parts of the US back to where they started. 

  15. 2 killed in a Shooting in Vaughan. I for one blame BC2004 and his easy access to guns.

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    2. On Guard for Thee

      On Guard for Thee

      I think bc is losing it.

    3. poochy

      poochy

      lol, you expected more from him?

      this is what some of our..ah, more traditional people do with their unwanted catch.
    4. Boges

      Boges

      BTW the shooting was likely a mob hit.

  16. Two Hurricanes heading towards Hawaii. Must be Global Warming right?

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    2. waldo

      waldo

      what caused Hurricane Sandy to head back away from it's initial turn to open ocean? Try hard - reach a bit, hey!

    3. Boges

      Boges

      Dunno the Gulf Stream.

    4. waldo

      waldo

      hey Boges... I thought you said you had no position!!! :-)

  17. Trump Tweeted today that that sometimes 100,000 people die from the Flu. Last time that happened was 1968. The CDC Estimates anywhere from 12-62k annual deaths in the last 10 years. But the Dems are the liars LOL! https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html

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    2. bush_cheney2004

      bush_cheney2004

      Brazil...France...Germany...

    3. Boges

      Boges

      Brazil is not a first world country and Germany and France have less deaths per capita. 

    4. Cannucklehead
  18. So apparently some CBC guy I've never heard of died.

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    2. The_Squid

      The_Squid

      Too much Sharkman.... too much...

    3. WWWTT

      WWWTT

      Then go to AA and get help.

    4. Topaz

      Topaz

      Back to the guy that died, his name was Chris and he had a show with his live partner Steven and Chris was the comic of the two and mostly women were the supports of the show on CBC. Chris was a really nice person, born in TO but moved to Nfld. Sad to hear he's gone. but came back to Toronto.

  19. If anyone needed evidence that Trump is a huge liar, yesterday he said “Big surge in New Zealand. It’s terrible. We don’t want that.”

    They had 13 cases. 

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      Anything to get away from Michelle Obama's lie!

    3. Boges

      Boges

      So again quibbling about Michelle Obama completely distracts from the fact that Trump told a bold face lie about the COVID-19 infection rate in New Zealand. I guess that's the tried and true tactic. 

    4. Boges

      Boges

      Also note, the article referenced said the claim was misleading. Not a lie. 

      So who's the liar? 

  20. I think it's safe to say, that anyone who holds water for the Mantle of Trumpism, going forward, can easily be grouped into that rabble that invaded the Capitol yesterday.

    Those people weren't intellectually objecting to an election result they disagreed with, they were rioting because "their" country is quickly moving away from them. 

     

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      Yes, Democrats technically control all of congress.  But with razor thin margins.  No, he won’t be able to make D.C. a state.  Red state democrats in the senate have already insisted they will not be supporting anything radical.

    3. Boges

      Boges

      How is that radical? DC is larger than many states. 

      Controlling the Senate is huge. McConnell obstructed many bills.  This sheltered his caucus from voting on many things. Now they'll have to at least put their names to things like COVID-19 Stimulus. 

    4. Shady

      Shady

      Take it up with the red state Democrats in the senate who aren’t on board with D.C. statehood.  It’s unconstitutional.  It’s never going to see the light of day in a 50/50 senate, and only a 4 seat margin in the house.  I have no idea why you think that’s a good idea anyways.  Other than for senate packing purposes.  Which is disgusting and anti-democratic.  Once again, you’re a complete hypocrite.

  21. Gas to go back above $1.00/litre overnight in the Toronto area. Wynne better get on that Carbon Tax cash grab soon.

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    2. Boges

      Boges

      She backed off on a Transit Tax to win the election.

    3. Ash74

      Ash74

      Budget is coming up soon. There wil be a tax hike

    4. overthere

      overthere

      "Sweden met their Kyoto targets in large part with a carbon tax." A bigger part was shutting down smokestack industries that were no profitable anymore. Easy peasy.

  22. Clearly Trump and his followers should boycott Twitter and Facebook. That would be the ethical thing to do :)

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    2. Infidel Dog

      Infidel Dog

      Be honest:

      Quote

      The campaign formally requested that CNN retract the poll and publish a "full, fair, and conspicuous retraction, apology, and clarification to correct its misleading conclusions."

      And they're right to request it. It's a ridiculous poll.

    3. Boges

      Boges

      Seems inline with current polling. 

    4. dialamah

      dialamah

      From the article:

      To the extent we have received legal threats from political leaders in the past, they have typically come from countries like Venezuela or other regimes where there is little or no respect for a free and independent media.

      Imagine that!  Trump following the example of dictators!

  23. I don't want to vote for JT, but the CPC just voted down a softball resolution claiming Climate Change is real. FFS! 

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    2. Shady

      Shady

      If climate change was an urgent issue, leftists would/should be organizing sanctions and tariffs on Chinese goods to force them to act sooner than 2030.  Until then STFU.  Canada shouldn’t be subsidizing China’s refusal to act.  We’ve done more than enough.  

    3. Boges

      Boges

      All the while China is becoming a world leader in Battery production and EV adoption. 

      If we just wait until China stops building Coal fired plants to innovate to where the Green economy is headed, we'll have to buy all our Batteries from China anyway. 

    4. Argus

      Argus

      I'm all for preparing for EVs but I don't see Canada doing much other than subsidizing the purchase of them. Who's building battery plants except Americans? 

  24. Alberta's COVID caseload and Hospitalization is more than Ontario's with about 1/3 the population. 

    https://globalnews.ca/news/8172655/alberta-covid-19-sept-7/

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    2. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      No, you fight mask mandates and lockdowns and vaccine passports and laws against shooting people in the face.

    3. Shady

      Shady

      No I don’t fight mask mandates.  I do fight lockdowns because they’re destructive, especially to children.  Anyone that really cares about children would recognize that.

    4. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      What about when Manitoba's ICUs are full and you're whining about them sending patients to Ontario? Only people who hate children would call for restrictions on indoor gatherings in that situation?

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