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  1. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts...M.A. Can be a little hard to follow at times!
  2. Not so. Like most things scientific there are varying opinions. Rather than the general public (in Kip's example) having to prove 5G is harmful, the onus should be on 5G proponents to prove it is safe. Scientific American (partial excerpt): We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks Since 5G is a new technology, there is no research on health effects, so we are “flying blind” to quote a U.S. senator. However, we have considerable evidence about the harmful effects of 2G and 3G. Little is known the effects of exposure to 4G, a 10-year-old technology, because governments have been remiss in funding this research. Meanwhile, we are seeing increases in certain types of head and neck tumors in tumor registries, which may be at least partially attributable to the proliferation of cell phone radiation. These increases are consistent with results from case-control studies of tumor risk in heavy cell phone users. 5G will not replace 4G; it will accompany 4G for the near future and possibly over the long term. If there are synergistic effects from simultaneous exposures to multiple types of RFR, our overall risk of harm from RFR may increase substantially. Cancer is not the only risk as there is considerable evidence that RFR causes neurological disorders and reproductive harm, likely due to oxidative stress. As a society, should we invest hundreds of billions of dollars deploying 5G, a cellular technology that requires the installation of 800,000 or more new cell antenna sites in the U.S. close to where we live, work and play? Instead, we should support the recommendations of the 250 scientists and medical doctors who signed the 5G Appeal that calls for an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically based exposure limits that protect our health and safety.
  3. I've always enjoyed this clip from your reference above...
  4. Dan Bongino is a former NYPD Officer and Secret Service Agent. His comments on defunding the police in this video are spot on....particularly around the 6:15 mark.
  5. I'm a big fan as well. I'd love to try an Avalon, currently on the hunt for a nice acoustic...although a little cheaper!
  6. Cool your jets Marshall, it's an old thread. If you had taken the time to read the SHORT post, you would have noticed that I asked Admin to move it.
  7. Any Joe Bonamassa fans out there... (Admin...please move to Non-Aviation)
  8. One of my favourites... "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one" - M.A.
  9. Interesting stats Jaydee, thanks for posting that. Re: NY & Cuomo; POSTED ON MAY 17, 2020 BY JOHN HINDERAKER IN CORONAVIRUS GOV. CUOMO EXCUSES HIMSELF New York has been by far the worst center of Wuhan virus infection in the U.S., and it seems clear that New York’s governor, Andy Cuomo, has done a terrible job. Among other things, he went out of his way to force New York’s nursing homes to accept residents who had tested positive for COVID-19, an absolutely irrational act that killed thousands, which he has since rescinded. Nevertheless, even as his incompetence cost thousands of lives, Cuomo has adopted a pose of moral superiority, aided and abetted by the press: “If it saves just one life,” Cuomo notoriously said, damaging and, in many cases, destroying the lives of millions of New Yorkers was worth it. But facts are inexorable, and Cuomo has now changed his tune. In a press conference today, he urged universal forgiveness: Huh. Interesting that Andy “If it saves one life” Cuomo should finally figure that out. Of course it is, but today’s fatalism is a far cry from Cuomo’s early claim that even though his shutdown might devastate the lives of millions, it would be worth it because not a single life would be sacrificed to the Wuhan flu. Whether Cuomo “tried his best” is debatable; many would say that his policies intentionally imposed unacceptable risks on elderly people in nursing homes. A reader writes: Hypocrisy, thy name is Democratic Party Governor.
  10. Happy Earth Day #EarthDay at 50: None Of The Eco-Doomsday Predictions Have Come True From predicting ecological collapse and the end of civilization to warnings that the world is running out of oil, all environmental doomsday predictions of the first Earth Day in 1970 have turned out to be flat out wrong. Considering the current doomsday predictions scaremonger activists are verbalizing about global warming that will result in the demise of civilization within the next decade, many of those unscientific 1970 predictions are being reincarnated on today’s social and news media outlets. Behold the coming apocalypse as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970:
  11. Perhaps it's not a penchant for horseshoe bat soup. Pertinent excerpts from the article; "There is increasing confidence that COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan laboratory not as a bioweapon, but as part of China's effort to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China's government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News." "The sources believe the initial transmission of the virus was bat-to-human, and that "patient zero" worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan." "Documents detail early efforts by doctors at the lab and early efforts at containment. The Wuhan wet market initially identified as a possible point of origin never sold bats, and the sources tell Fox News that blaming the wet market was an effort by China to deflect blame from the laboratory, along with the country's propaganda efforts targeting the U.S. and Italy." "U.S. Embassy officials warned in January 2018 about inadequate safety at the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab and passed on information about scientists conducting risky research on coronavirus from bats, The Washington Post reported Tuesday."
  12. Agree, however I don't know why you would be just concerned about Roxam Road with an estimated 80 people going ONE way, when you have over a thousand people daily going BOTH ways between Canada (mostly YVR) and the place where this started...China.
  13. Justin Trudeau: Canada’s National Disaster Very few countries have been spared the COVID-19 catastrophe. Thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s late and inadequate response to the threat, Canada’s number of infected grows daily. Much like Obama’s delayed response to the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, no decisive action was taken to combat the coronavirus until this week, two and a half months after it was blatantly obvious we had a highly contagious new virus loose in the world. As of this writing, our borders have finally been closed to non-Canadian citizens—but with exceptions: permanent residents, diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens. “Family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents will also be allowed to come home,” said Trudeau. One can readily see where the loophole is that vitiates Trudeau’s pronouncements. The Vancouver Sun reports that over 40 percent of Metro Vancouver residents are of Asian heritage, of whom approximately half are of Chinese origin. They are free until further restrictions to travel from China to Canada. There are cheap, direct flights from Beijing and Hong Kong to Vancouver, Canada’s western portal to the orient. Clearly, Vancouver, where my wife and I have recently moved, is waiting to explode with the disease, as did Milan, which hosts the largest Chinese community in Italy—the administrative region of northern Lombardy was the source of the Italian infection. As Time reports on the Italian situation, “The first case of local transmission was a 38-year-old man who is believed to have become infected after meeting regularly with someone who had recently been to China…His wife subsequently tested positive as did someone who came into contact with the man while engaging in recreational activities.” Patients include “a Chinese couple from Wuhan and an Italian citizen who was recently repatriated from Wuhan.” None of this is surprising. Vancouver may well be a city on the way to becoming Milan, and the province of British Columbia a Lombardy in the wings. Just today, as I write, 83 new cases have been reported. Trudeau, a virtue-signaler from the egg, will not move a finger if it offends the Canadian left and exposes him to the false charge of racism. Travel from China should be immediately prohibited for all our sakes—and indeed, should have been banned months ago, as did Trump as far back as January. There is no question of sinophobia here, despite the profusion of Chinese bots protesting the term “China virus” and the political correctness of the collaborating left, but merely of an initiative to save Canadian lives, regardless of race or creed or gender. Nonetheless, Chinese, as well as non-Chinese citizens and residents traveling from China, are currently exempt from the ban. But there is more to the issue than the Chinese connection. Illegal migrants continue to pour across the Quebec border at the infamous Roxham Road crossing. As the CBC informs us, we are witnessing “families and single travelers from Pakistan, Turkey, Yemen, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Eritrea, as well as a Palestinian family…Some arrived with what appeared to be fresh baggage tags from overseas flights into New York. Others had made their way north from Mexico, South and Central America.” We can only guess at the nature and extent of the infectious diseases that are crossing the border with them, including the coronavirus. Trudeau’s all-are-welcome syndrome only serves to disguise his lack of political sobriety, insight, and mental acumen. Obviously, from the standpoint of our progressivist prime minister, it would be an act of outright bigotry and discrimination to shut the crossing to the needy and deprived streaming illegally into the country—after all, as he likes to parrot that ludicrous bromide, “diversity is Canada’s strength.” Whatever Canadian citizens may suffer from the congestion—sickness, overcrowded hospitals, vandalism, a strain on the economy—is of little consequence. Like a sanctuary state, we are the world’s asylum. Apparently, we owe our compassionate prime minister a vote of gratitude for his farsighted tenderheartedness. In any event, the good news is that the pandemic will eventually peak, decline and disappear. The bad news is that Justin Trudeau will still be with us.
  14. Mike Smith from the WetCoast's Province newspaper had a pretty good article on the subject... Opinion: Would the blockaders really have the nerve to look pro-pipeline First Nations in the eye and tell them to cancel a project that has brought them hope for a better life? The angry mob that surrounded the B.C. legislature on Tuesday had a plan to “shut down the government” as a way to show their displeasure with the Coastal GasLink pipeline. They did not succeed, although they did manage to rough a few people up, spit on at least one legislature staffer, temporarily block the media from doing their jobs, and generally annoy and inconvenience everyone they confronted. Many of the protesters didn’t even appear to know what the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute is about. Several told me they would keep fighting against the Alberta oilsands. Just a few problems there: The pipeline is being built to move natural gas, not oil. And the gas comes from B.C., not Alberta. It’s a critical point, since a key reason the project has attracted so much Indigenous support is because many First Nations are more comfortable with natural gas, which would evaporate into the atmosphere in case of a spill or rupture. But such distinctions seemed lost on a crowd of protesters who claimed to be standing in solidarity the Wet’suwet’en people in their pipeline fight. Some problems there, too: The elected band council of the Wet’suwet’en support the pipeline and signed a benefit-sharing agreement with the company. So has every other First Nation along the pipeline route. The protesters have chosen to side with five hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs who oppose the project in their traditional territory. But why anti-pipeline protesters think they can defeat this project by blocking roads, bridges, highways, ports, railway tracks and public buildings is a failure of strategic logic and common sense. First of all, you don’t get public support by angering the public. All you manage to do is turn the public against you. And if the protesters think these tactics will force governments to cancel the project, they are sorely mistaken. If anything, the protests will spur the federal and provincial governments to keep building a pipeline that is popular with the public and the First Nations directly impacted by it. As I watched the protesters verbally abuse people just trying to go to work on Monday, I wondered whether any of them would have the guts to do the same thing to impoverished Indigenous people seeking a way out of poverty. The 20 First Nations backing the pipeline represent 13,000 Indigenous British Columbians, many of them working on the project. The pipeline company has awarded $620 million in contracts to Indigenous businesses. One of the most inspiring is a 700-worker accommodation facility built in partnership with the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation on the site of a former residential school. Building a new project that will bring the community income and jobs on a site that caused so much pain in the past was hailed as a “symbolic turning point” when the development opened last month. Would the blockaders really have the nerve to look those people in the eye and tell them to cancel a project that has brought them hope for a better life? Not a chance. Much easier to curse and insult a bunch of city dwellers who have nothing to do with a pipeline project that won’t be stopped.