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  1. 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.
  2. The term that I heard which sums it up rather well...it's a "cluster bug." All on Joe.
  3. 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".
  4. 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
  5. Inside the USAF C-17 that left Kabul earlier today.
  6. 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
  7. 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."
  8. Socialism jokes are only funny if everyone gets them.
  9. 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."
  10. Courtesy of....Live from the Flight Deck.
  11. 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?
  12. Loved that paint scheme. Not sure of the location on this...anyone?
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. Tucker on our foppish PM... https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-covid-internment-camps-coming-country-near-you
  19. Gabriella Quevedo's beautiful arrangement of PF's Another Brick in The Wall...
  20. Thanks for that Airband, quite interesting.
  21. How soon they forget... CP Rail leaves mountain train parked without crew or handbrakes near site of deadly 2019 runaway crash https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/cp-train-handbrakes-transport-canada-1.5954989 Canadian Pacific Railway is under fire after leaving a 2.5-kilometre-long grain train parked without handbrakes last month high in the mountains of eastern B.C., above the site of a deadly runaway two years ago that killed three employees. Transport Canada calls the latest case "an immediate threat" that could have led to another deadly derailment. The regulator has ordered CP to stop leaving trains unattended on the hill without first applying handbrakes to the rail cars. "Haven't they learned from the devastation that happened to three of their men — my son killed?" said Cari Waldenberger, whose son Daniel died in the Feb. 4, 2019, crash near Field, B.C.
  22. Seeing as you have opened the thread to all Stoic philosophers... “Be selective about whom you take on as friends, colleagues, and neighbours. The world is full of agreeable and talented folk. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. But remember that our moral influence is a two-way street, and we should thus make sure by our own thoughts, words, and deeds to be a positive influence on those we deal with. The real test of personal excellence lies in the attention we give to the often neglected small details of our conduct. Make it your business to draw out the best in others by being an exemplar yourself." – Epictetus
  23. The Muppet Show???...good grief. Disney+ gives ‘The Muppet Show’ an ‘offensive content’ disclaimer before select episodes. https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/disney-slaps-the-muppet-show-with-offensive-content-disclaimer “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together,” the disclaimer states.
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