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    Turn the audio down...very hard to understand but watch Kyle put this Cub through some awesome maneuvers. If you have not seen him before....he rushes out of the crowd as a drunk guy and steals the aircraft...
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    As long as there is ZERO accountability in being a politician....nothing will ever change. There was a time not too long ago, Canada had real leadership...
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    Ford calls Ottawa rule barring families from coming to nursing home windows ‘ridiculous’ Ontario Premier Doug Ford slammed an edict issued by four municipal nursing homes in Ottawa that barred family members from coming to their relative’s window to say hello, calling it “ridiculous” and advised people to disobey it. Four nursing home administrators in Ottawa told families to stop coming to the windows of the facilities to see their loved ones this week, saying there had been reports that some visitors did not properly distance themselves in order to protect residents from the possibility of COVID-19 infection. “That’s ridiculous – you have a loved one at a home – most of them are elderly – and the last time you get see your parents in some cases. I don’t know who’s come up with this ridiculous idea but they need to rethink it,” Ford said. https://www.cp24.com/news/ford-calls-ottawa-rule-barring-families-from-coming-to-nursing-home-windows-ridiculous-1.4919087
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    Early COVID-19 cases came from the U.S., not China DATA SHOWS AMERICAN TRAVELLERS, NOT CHINESE, BROUGHT VIRUS Calgary Herald 30 Apr 2020 RYAN TUMILTY in Ottawa JEFFREY T. BARNES / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Travellers cross the Rainbow Bridge into Canada at Niagara Falls, N.Y., on March 18 before the U.s.-canada border was closed in the battle to fight COVID-19. The federal government brought in travel restrictions on China first; American border restrictions were the last to be put in place. The global COVID-19 pandemic began in Wuhan, China, but data from Canada’s largest provinces show it was American travellers, not Chinese, who brought the deadly virus to our shores. Despite this evidence, the federal government brought in travel restrictions on China first and American border restrictions were the last to be put in place. The National Post asked for data on the origins of travel-related cases in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta, the four provinces that have seen the majority of Canada’s COVID-19 cases. Canada moved later than many other countries to restrict international travel from China. It began with screening measures at airports that were slow to roll out and relied on passengers to disclose if they had symptoms of the virus. Air Canada suspended flights from China in February and the government encouraged people not to travel to China as early as January, but did not ban travellers until March 18 when it imposed sweeping global restrictions. When those restrictions went into force virtually all international travel had ground to a halt. International visitors were barred from Canada and only Canadian citizens and permanent residents were allowed to return to the country. The U.S. border remained an exception for several days, as the government co-ordinated a plan with the U.S. to keep essential goods flowing. B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix was critical of that decision at the time because the government was leaving the U.S. border open to travellers. As an outbreak picked up speed in neighbouring Washington state, he was direct with Americans during a press conference that he wanted them to stay out of his province. “We remain concerned that access from visitors from the United States continues to be allowed,” said Dix. “It’s our strong message that visitors from the United States not come to British Columbia.” As of April 17, Ontario has identified 1,201 cases of COVID-19 in people who had recently returned from some type of international travel. Of those cases, just five related to travel from China. By contrast, 404 were from people travelling from the United States. The other top five destinations were the United Kingdom with 126 cases, cruise ships with 74 cases, Mexico with 68 and Spain with 49 cases. Iran and Italy, two other hot spots for the virus, are also more heavily represented than China; travel from Iran was connected to 19 cases and there were seven cases from Italy. In Quebec, 373 cases came from the United States and the province reports zero cases connected to travel from China. Travellers from France brought 151 cases to Quebec, 121 originated in Puerto Rico and 117 in Austria. Alberta didn’t have a complete breakdown of its travel cases, but had only a single case connected to China, while fully 36 per cent of its travel-related cases from the United States. British Columbia was unable to provide a breakdown by country, but the province’s data shows that, while its first cases were from travel, most came from spread within the community. The U.S., U.K. and China were the top three destinations for travellers to Canada in 2018, according to data from Statistics Canada. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said they were responding to the information they had at the time and started with enhanced screening and self isolation orders. “We instituted the enhanced screening focused initially on China and then as it moved into Europe and Iran,” she said. Curbs on travel from Iran came before Iran was even reporting it had cases because the public health data in Canada made it clear there was a problem there, she said. It became clear in March the virus was everywhere, which was why the restrictions were stepped up so quickly, she said. “In March, we in very quick succession told people not to go on cruises, issued a global travel health notice, because you can’t actually tell which country the virus will come from, followed by the succession of border measures,” she said. She said the work was difficult and required co-ordination among multiple government departments. All of Canada’s early cases came from travel, but over time as travel restrictions came into force and the number of people visiting slowed to a trickle they have become a much smaller part of the picture. In Ontario, for example, on April 1, there were 695 cases connected to travel and as of Monday 1,395 — almost double. But during the same time period the overall number of cases has increased roughly five-fold. The U.S. and several other countries closed borders to China in February. The U.S. also closed its border to many hot spots like Iran and Italy well before Canada did. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has been critical of the government for not following suit. “The Liberals decided not to impose mandatory screening at airports. They have decided not to impose mandatory quarantine procedures. They have decided not to implement any restrictions on travellers entering into Canada,” he said in question period on March 12. As of Wednesday however, the U.S. has more than a million cases of the virus, roughly twice the per capita number that Canada has, showing the limits of travel restrictions in a global pandemic.
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    Way too early to project final numbers. Could very easily end up being a “pay now” or “ pay later” scenario. No one really knows at this point. The results from any countries approach won’t be known until this is eradicated and numbers are verified.
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    I think there is lots more to come as their inability to read a calendar begins to hurt Demonrats. When you compare and contrast the Biden / Kavanaugh reporting and the responses of the DNC, the MeToo folks, CNN, MSNBC and the candidates themselves, I don't see how they recover from the hypocrisy of their actions in ignoring it. And remember all of the liberal outrage and "bombshell reporting" about Micheal Flynn? Not a word about the current developments, and there are lots more developments to come. The GOP can read a calendar though and those results will be released two (or three) at a time in multi pronged attacks between now and November and all of the old, over the top video clips will be replayed against a "they said then vs they said now" backdrop. My interest in tactics has now shifted a bit, If I had to fight that battle of deflection for them I'm not sure how I would go about it. I guess my first move would be to recruit deicer...
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    We pay these guys to get it right and they didn't.
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    Well, I can help you out with one thing; go to your bank (the one for your credit card) (some time in the future when you're allowed such a luxury again!) and tell them to set up your card for automatic payment. This is not something that can be done online. I can't remember the name for it but it's a backroom process and you have to set it up at your home branch. Once you have this set up your full balance will be paid from whichever account you want (even from a different bank) each month. I have not paid my payment myself for years and have not paid a penny in interest.
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    One point about "food banks" and south Florida. I was there for Hurricane Wilma. There was a "giveaway" of water and ice due to the loss of power etc. My wife and I watched the progression of cars for awhile. As noted above, we were amazed by the number of late model luxury cars. We extracted from that observation the conclusion that in certain areas, people will line up for hours for a free handout regardless of their circumstances. The primary hurdle in practising philanthropy is identifying those who are truly in need and then meeting that need most efficiently.
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    I can't bring myself to wave my finger at most young people, housing costs in most of Canada and most economically vibrant parts of the US are squeezing every drop of potential economic security out of them. One of my minions was quarantined due to illness in her family and she asked me to bring a bunch of work stuff to her apartment that consumes half her income. Was it nice? No. It looked like something built in the Soviet Union in 1966. Was it close to transit? No. It's quite the hike. Did it have secure underground parking? No. It smells like an outhouse and there is broken glass all over the place because the local junkies can easily get in. Does she have a car? Yes, a 2003 Hyundai Accent her grandmother gave her when she left for college. Does she have a room mate? No, I don't think an intimate couple could live comfortably in there together. Could she live with her parents? No, they live on a farm 100km out of the city.
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    This reminds me of some prominent individual ...but I just can't recall the name....
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    WOW....this will hurt for a long time...lots of ramifications down the road: