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With all the negativity being spewed at us, people suffering both financially and health wise, restrictions etc. here are some positives I've seen:

1. Great Canadian spirit of generosity

2. Working from home really highlights how technology has improved commerce

3. A desire to not take freedom for granted. When you see loved ones, cherish that time.

4. A greater appreciation for the struggles of people groups whove had to come against oppression. 

Anything else?

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Yes personally its been good because we got some free money last May from the federal government.  Bought a new dishwasher from it.  I've been doing 5 days work from home.  

The negative is that huge period where our children had to stay home and got home schooled - badly.  We both work and just can NOT home school a child.  

Showed me what a hateful little troll Anthony Fauci is.  And loved watching Rand Paul argue with that little troll.

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Far less plane flights and cruise ships.

"2. Working from home really highlights how technology has improved commerce "

The opposite imo.  This has shown how the big tech monopolies have increased their monopolization at the cost of numerous small businesses which have been shuttered and/or closed as a result of COVID.

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5 hours ago, Faramir said:

Yes personally its been good because we got some free money last May from the federal government.  Bought a new dishwasher from it.  I've been doing 5 days work from home.  

The negative is that huge period where our children had to stay home and got home schooled - badly.  We both work and just can NOT home school a child.  

Showed me what a hateful little troll Anthony Fauci is.  And loved watching Rand Paul argue with that little troll.

fauci destroyed paul everytime they argued..  and  it  wasn't even close lol...

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This pandemic highlighted how many of our habits and our culture was based on the office and excessice submission to authority and presenteism. The lack of immigration made it possible for many out here on the employee side to finally have a raise, change jobs to something they liked, to finally have the choice between employers. This is the best thing happening. The work environment is not only employer centric anymore, because we can't be replaced by a Pajeet who is content with his bowl of curry as a pay and doesn't know his rights as a worker.

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19 hours ago, West said:

With all the negativity being spewed at us, people suffering both financially and health wise, restrictions etc. here are some positives I've seen:

1. Great Canadian spirit of generosity

2. Working from home really highlights how technology has improved commerce

3. A desire to not take freedom for granted. When you see loved ones, cherish that time.

4. A greater appreciation for the struggles of people groups whove had to come against oppression. 

Anything else?

#2. Is not good for society.

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18 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:

The Pandemic made us realize how loud a minority can be, and that the silent majority doesn't belong to any particular political group.

I would agree there has been a few issues that the majority have agreed upon regardless of political support they give,

It goes to show we can work together if there willing to find common ground,

But this nation has far to many issues that do the opposite French / English , Abortion , religion, immigration, Racisms, the list goes on and on.  It takes leadership to find common ground that all sides can relate to, it takes leadership to bring both sides together, it takes leadership to have them agree on a final product that all can be happy with... and we don't have that right now.

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38 minutes ago, PIK said:

#2. Is not good for society.

How so, think how much money you could save on gas, parking, lunches, day care, flexible hours, more freedom of movement...better for the environment... It does have it's good points.

 

Could this be the next step , from automation, those factory jobs are dwindling,  

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12 minutes ago, eyeball said:

The Pandemic has likely killed the chance of a right wing party ascending to power in Canada for a very long time.

That said I hope it's also done the same for the chances of there being a majority government in Canada even longer.

Yeah ... I think maybe O'Toole may have been damaged by the impossible task of balancing this.  Bernier and Trudeau get a win out of this.  Probably the NDP too.

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2 minutes ago, DogOnPorch said:

Social Democrats lost the most votes overall. Either way you want to spin it, the National Socialists won in the end as the German people voted them into power. Nothing was seized or taken. It was all voluntary. 

That's right. I know you're awfully hung up on the word social but yeah right wing socialists have been around forever...own it.

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10 minutes ago, eyeball said:

That's right. I know you're awfully hung up on the word social but yeah right wing socialists have been around forever...own it.

So there were 3 major parties in the 1933... national socialists, socialists and communists.

So nobody wanted anything right-wing it seems.
And yet a pro-military anti-Jewish anti-freedom party that favoured law and order and rewarded capitalism somehow emerged   

How ... odd ?

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3 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:

How ... odd ?

BC's right wingers used to call themselves the Social Credit Party. Then they joined the Liberals.

Right-wingers seem to have been miss-fitting odd-ducks since at least the French Revolution when the term was invented. 

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