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  1. I've lived in Alberta for four years now & presently, I don't really see that happening. Sure, there is a lot of posturing on the part of SOME folks about it, but I believe that's few & far between. Take the separatist party in the last Federal election...the Maverick Party (formerly known as the Wexit Canada Party. They only got 1.3% of the popular vote.
  2. Good article by Conrad Black...sums things up rather well, imho. https://amgreatness.com/2022/01/10/the-sinking-ship-of-the-democratic-media-alliance/ The Sinking Ship of the Democratic-Media Alliance "Almost no one seems to grasp the colossal irony of the current American political condition. The uniquequality of it is that the country is divided between two political forces which, in the tedious hyperbole of contemporary political jargon, view each other as an “existential threat to democracy.” The Democrats can’t sell the bunk that January 6 was an “insurrection;” they can’t wish away concerns about the integrity of the 2020 election. All they have is the tired claim that Trump is a threat to democracy, and in their advocacy of that falsehood, they have made themselves the threat to democracy. "
  3. I find Doctor Makary's take on all this to be quite reasoned...and calming. Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marty Makary cautions about overreacting to the new omicron coronavirus variant and what this means to the general public. https://video.foxnews.com/v/6284326498001#sp=show-clips
  4. POSTED ON OCTOBER 4, 2021 BY JOHN HINDERAKER IN CLIMATE GLOBAL WARMING? NOT LATELY Global warming hysteria marches on. It is all around us, reinforced every time it is hot somewhere, or perhaps even when it is cold (e.g., the recent record cold temperatures in Antarctica), or when it is too wet or, equally, too dry. If you didn’t know better, you would think from press accounts that global warming is an accomplished fact. But the reality is quite different. In recent years, whatever warming was formerly going on has stopped. Satellite measurements, the only reliable means of estimating global temperatures, indicate that the Earth has not warmed in nearly seven years. That is remarkable–seven years of warming hysteria with no warming: Surface temperature measurements are less reliable, less transparent, and subject to frequent after-the-fact “adjustments” that reduce temperatures actually recorded in the past with thermometers. Nevertheless, for what it is worth, the main surface dataset shows no warming–in fact, a very slight cooling–for an even longer period: History suggests that human beings are not, by nature, empiricists. There are countless instances of humans clinging to theories that by rights should have been discredited by experience. To take an extreme example, consider the current popularity of socialism in what was once a mainstream political party. A less extreme case of irrationality is Europeans’ clinging for centuries to the “four humours” template of human health, even though that theory never allowed anyone to cure any other one of anything. Global warming hysteria is heir to a long, if not honorable, tradition. https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/10/global-warming-not-lately.php
  5. GDR, you are predicating your vote on who you believe is telling the truth about their platform. Surely a track record is the best indicator of whether or not you can believe them going forward. In my opinion, Justin T fails that test miserably. I'm willing to give a Vet a chance to prove himself...especially considering what we have gone thru in the last 6 years with a trust fund, WE scandal, black faced part-time drama teacher who has no regard for finances.
  6. The term that I heard which sums it up rather well...it's a "cluster bug." All on Joe.
  7. Churchill was a quote machine...one of the best. "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery".
  8. Tory win! Hopefully a sign of things to come. https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/tories-surge-to-surprise-n-s-election-victory-with-campaign-focused-on-health-care
  9. Inside the USAF C-17 that left Kabul earlier today.
  10. It's hard to imagine a US President who has been more of a disaster...both for his country & the rest of the world. https://www.foxnews.com/world/afghanistan-translator-just-waiting-for-taliban-to-kill-me-after-he-risked-his-life-for-us
  11. Biden quote from last nights farcical CNN Town Hall... "And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where are why can't the experts say we know that this virus is in fact it's going to be or excuse we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved and permanently approved, that's underway too."
  12. Socialism jokes are only funny if everyone gets them.
  13. Very interesting development. Opinions anyone? https://electrek.co/2021/07/14/united-air-invests-in-electric-plane-startup-heart-aerospace-buy-200-electric-aircraft/#disqus_thread "United Airlines announced today what could be an important step toward electric commercial flight. The major airline announced that it invested in Heart Aerospace, a Sweden-based electric aircraft startup, and agreed to buy up to 200 electric planes. Battery technology has improved enough that short-range commercial planes are starting to make sense. Several startups are working on viable electric aircraft, and some are starting to get the attention of major airlines. Heart Aerospace is one of those startups. The startup is developing the ES-19, a 19-seat electric aircraft meant for short flights. It believes that there’s an opportunity for electric aircraft to reopen short regional air routes with lower costs, thanks to fuel savings. At first, the startup plans for the ES-19 to only have up to 250 miles (400 km) of range but a commercially viable range for short-range flights with 19 passengers. Several major companies seem to agree with this strategy, as United Airlines Ventures (UAV), Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which is Bill Gates’s investment vehicle, and Mesa Airlines have announced an investment of an undisclosed amount in Heart Aerospace."
  14. Courtesy of....Live from the Flight Deck.
  15. It's a tough one to figure out. I tried to zoom into the licence plate on the white van...but had no luck. Anyone know which province had a yellowish licence plate in that time period?
  16. Loved that paint scheme. Not sure of the location on this...anyone?
  17. More breaking news from the Babylon Bee... Congress Passes Law To Recognize Juneteenth, The Day Republicans Freed All The Democrats' Slaves ""During this year's Juneteenth, the nation will gather to celebrate the American political party that was founded on protecting human rights of people of all skin colors. Democrats around the country will write letters of apology and organize celebrations for the vast network of Christians, Catholics, Quakers, and Republicans who fought and died to end the scourge of slavery in America." https://babylonbee.com/news/congress-passes-law-to-recognize-juneteenth-the-day-republicans-freed-all-the-democrats-slaves
  18. This is a pretty cool site for viewing vaccination data...world wide. Fully Vaccinated USA: 39.3% Canada: 4.3% https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/vaccination-rollout-and-access/?fbclid=IwAR2YUL-s8X_6qA5ciNBzhNS0uwm_AAsSPezBZIcKseuLh1GVLh6esjygSvE
  19. Hello Kk, I believe my point is valid...Alberta...and Kenney in particular gets a bum rap. I was referring to fully vaccinated. Alberta has fully vaccinated more people so far than two larger populated provinces, BC & La Belle Province. Not a minor point, but one the Media seems to gloss over. Cheers!
  20. Further to Fido's point above...Alberta's daily COVID deaths are approximately 1/10th of what they were in January of this year. Further still, Alberta has more people FULLY vaccinated than any other province...with the exception of Ontario. 3 times the full vaccinations of BC & twice the number of Quebec. https://covid19tracker.ca/vaccinationtracker.html?fbclid=IwAR2yVav-PXK3dzpB3cEBNCZ7SYDtadpXU10_BGoHKAoT3N-EG0YpvwbJ14g
  21. Besides vaccination...rapid over-the-counter, at home testing needs to be brought in. What's the sense of having someone do a COVID test that takes 2 or 3 days, on an isolation honour system, when we can do it quicker with great accuracy...and at a low cost. And yes, I own QDEL stock. https://www.10news.com/news/coronavirus/in-depth-the-simple-change-that-made-rapid-covid-tests-reliable However, emerging evidence suggests rapid antigen tests are also effective on asymptomatic people as long as they test serially, meaning the individual takes a follow-up antigen test 24 to 36 hours after the first. The tests from Quidel and Abbott will be sold in two-packs. Prices have not been set but the two-pack from Quidel is expected to cost less than $30, according to CEO Douglas Bryant. “Because I know that the virus grows quite rapidly, if I missed it the first day, 24 to 36 hours later I'm going to pick it up,” said Bryant in an interview. “So, in effect, I have a great ability to detect the virus early before that individual can go out into the community and spread the disease.” A study at the University of Illinois on mild and asymptomatic cases found that when Quidel’s rapid test was administered at least twice a week, its accuracy jumped to 95 percent. The study, like many during the pandemic, was published to a pre-print server meaning it has not yet undergone peer review. “We believe this is the beginning of an era of frequent testing in order to demonstrate that we're ready to go back and reopen the economy,” Bryant said. These rapid tests aren’t just more convenient, one study published in Science showed they can have a big impact on slowing the spread. In November, Slovakia rolled out rapid tests on a mass scale, testing more than 80 percent of its population in certain counties. The researchers found infections dropped 58 percent in one week. After the second week, infections were down more than 80 percent. This was an observational study, not a randomized controlled trial, so the authors noted that other social distancing measures may have contributed to the decline. But they noted that lockdowns without this widespread rapid testing were much less successful. The UK went into a month-long lockdown in November and only reduced cases by 30 percent.
  22. Tucker on our foppish PM... https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-covid-internment-camps-coming-country-near-you
  23. Gabriella Quevedo's beautiful arrangement of PF's Another Brick in The Wall...
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