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  1. I get that, but it is all the unintended consequences that will arise inevitably.
  2. How long before we see the kids encouraging their parents to take MAID to either relieve them of the responsibility of caring for them, and/or to inheriting earlier. In today's self focused society I'd say it's inevitable.
  3. Canada’s Coercive COVID-19 Mandates a ‘Tragic Error’: Former Ontario Chief Medical Officer By Andrew Chen June 25, 2022 Updated: June 26, 2022 Canada’s public health agency made a “tragic error” by grounding its COVID-19 response policies on coercion rather than persuasion, which was a key medical principle that had been thrown away during the pandemic, according to Dr. Richard Schabas, a former Ontario chief medical officer of health. Schabas, who served as Ontario’s top doctor from 1987 to 1997, said on June 24 that the public health principle that he practiced for decades was “based on persuasion, not coercion,” and would hardly resort to legal powers in medical interventions. He said that governments’ COVID-19 vaccination mandates have backfired, as instead of meeting the intention of getting more people vaccinated, they have resulted in more people being turned away in the long run. “By polarizing the issue, by making it a question of coercion, they’ve taken a group of people—many people who would have been persuaded to take the vaccine—and lock them down as being opposed to vaccines because they don’t want to be forced,” he said. “I think that’s a tragic error.” Schabas made the remarks during the Citizens’ Hearing panel, an independent inquiry that scrutinizes the impacts of COVID-19 mandates and restrictions on Canadians. Panelists include former Reform Party leader and MP Preston Manning, retired Ontario pediatrician Dr. Susan Natsheh, and David Ross, president of the Canadian COVID Care Alliance, which co-hosted the three-day event that concluded on June 24. He said it is also important to have a holistic view of a person’s health conditions, or “determinants of health,” which are other aspects of people’s lives that are critical to their health conditions, which include education, employment, and social connectedness. “Health was more than just the absence of disease—it was a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being,” he said. “The last two years we’ve completely lost sight of that: Not only is health all about disease, it is all about one disease, and that is all about COVID case counts.” One major advancement in Canada’s medical system over the past 50 years was the recognition of evidence-based experiments rather than experts’ advice when determining whether a certain medical procedure is effective, Schabas said. But the public health measures rolled out during the pandemic are based on the less reliable observations and models. “Beginning March 2020, basically the whole world panicked. We accepted uncritically speculative mathematical models, which … [said] that 40 million people were going to die in the world by mid-summer,” he said, referring to a 2020 report published by the Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, which has a massive discrepancy with the 6 million fatalities actually recorded over the past two years. Schabas also questioned the scientific basis behind mandatory masking mandates and lockdowns. At the onset of the novel coronavirus, he said governments should have looked to evidence-based studies such as a 2019 World Health Organization (WHO) report on influenza, which stated that “there was no evidence that face masks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza,” while the overall effect of contact tracing was “limited.” “We panicked, and we resorted to a whole range of so-called control measures that were of dubious effectiveness,” he told the panelists. The WHO report reviewed several studies with simulation models, and it said only one study suggested a combination of contact tracing and quarantine, which was estimated to “provide at most modest benefit,” while it would “considerably increase the number of quarantined individuals.”
  4. Well, I think now that the truth is somewhere in the middle but the whole response was obviously chaotic and mishandled but I don't see why a couple of cops there didn't just take the bull by the horns and do what should have been done.
  5. The gunman had been outside the school shooting for 5 mins and then got into the school and started his killing spree. Meanwhile the cops stood around outside doing nothing for a reported 78 mins and it took border patrol agents to do something about it while the cops with full body gear and shields were spectators, safe and sound on the outside. Just maybe the loss of a career wouldn't be much of a price to save one kid's life.
  6. Interesting to contrast the courage of the Victoria cops to the cowardice of that group in Texas.
  7. Canada’s Coercive COVID-19 Mandates a ‘Tragic Error’: Former Ontario Chief Medical Officer By Andrew Chen June 25, 2022 Updated: June 25, 2022 biggersmaller Print Canada’s public health agency made a “tragic error” by grounding its COVID-19 response policies on coercion rather than persuasion, which was a key medical principle that had been thrown away during the pandemic, according to Dr. Richard Schabas, a former Ontario chief medical officer of health. Schabas, who served as Ontario’s top doctor from 1987 to 1997, said on June 24 that the public health principle that he practiced for decades was “based on persuasion, not coercion,” and would hardly resort to legal powers in medical interventions. He said that governments’ COVID-19 vaccination mandates have backfired, as instead of meeting the intention of getting more people vaccinated, they have resulted in more people being turned away in the long run. “By polarizing the issue, by making it a question of coercion, they’ve taken a group of people—many people who would have been persuaded to take the vaccine—and lock them down as being opposed to vaccines because they don’t want to be forced,” he said. “I think that’s a tragic error.” Schabas made the remarks during the Citizens’ Hearing panel, an independent inquiry that scrutinizes the impacts of COVID-19 mandates and restrictions on Canadians. Panelists include former Reform Party leader and MP Preston Manning, retired Ontario pediatrician Dr. Susan Natsheh, and David Ross, president of the Canadian COVID Care Alliance, which co-hosted the three-day event that concluded on June 2 He said it is also important to have a holistic view of a person’s health conditions, or “determinants of health,” which are other aspects of people’s lives that are critical to their health conditions, which include education, employment, and social connectedness. “Health was more than just the absence of disease—it was a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being,” he said. “The last two years we’ve completely lost sight of that: Not only is health all about disease, it is all about one disease, and that is all about COVID case counts.” One major advancement in Canada’s medical system over the past 50 years was the recognition of evidence-based experiments rather than experts’ advice when determining whether a certain medical procedure is effective, Schabas said. But the public health measures rolled out during the pandemic are based on the less reliable observations and models. “Beginning March 2020, basically the whole world panicked. We accepted uncritically speculative mathematical models, which … [said] that 40 million people were going to die in the world by mid-summer,” he said, referring to a 2020 report published by the Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, which has a massive discrepancy with the 6 million fatalities actually recorded over the past two years. Schabas also questioned the scientific basis behind mandatory masking mandates and lockdowns. At the onset of the novel coronavirus, he said governments should have looked to evidence-based studies such as a 2019 World Health Organization (WHO) report on influenza, which stated that “there was no evidence that face masks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza,” while the overall effect of contact tracing was “limited.” “We panicked, and we resorted to a whole range of so-called control measures that were of dubious effectiveness,” he told the panelists. The WHO report reviewed several studies with simulation models, and it said only one study suggested a combination of contact tracing and quarantine, which was estimated to “provide at most modest benefit,” while it would “considerably increase the number of quarantined individuals.”
  8. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01630-0 Here is a comprehensive study. The study is too long to post here but you can download a copy from the pdf link at the top.
  9. The vacuum at the centre of Canadian politics: an incompetent, unethical government faces an intemperate, unhinged opposition ANDREW COYNE Over the last few weeks and months it has become impossible to escape the feeling that Canadian politics has come loose from its moorings. There is a manic edge to it, as if the inmates had suddenly and collectively declared themselves absolved of any remaining obligations to common sense, or the ordinary routines of democratic politics, or the rule of law. On the one hand, you have a Liberal government that is now embroiled in half a dozen crises of its own making, the fruit of a peculiar mix of cynicism, moral vanity, incompetence, doctrinaire ideology and apparently habitual abuse of power – a culture that originates with the leader, to be sure, but which appears to have spread throughout the party. Thus you have, simultaneously, the airport mess, the passport mess, and the Russian embassy party mess; the abject retreat on vaccine mandates, in the face of a panicky Liberal backbench; the revelations that its centrepiece climate plan is in disarray, its 2030 carbon emissions reductions targets acknowledged, within government, to be a distant fantasy; all while it is engaged in the utter madness of attempting to regulate the internet, through no fewer than three separate bills. That’s four or five ministers in trouble, and we haven’t even got to the matter of the Public Safety Minister, Marco Mendicino – and, let us not forget, the Prime Minister – apparently lying to Parliament about why they invoked the Emergencies Act, and on whose advice. Or, worst yet, the jaw-dropping allegation that the Prime Minister’s Office, and the then Public Safety Minister, Bill Blair, prevailed upon the commissioner of the RCMP, Brenda Lucki, to interfere in the investigation of the murder of 22 people by a gunman in Nova Scotia two years ago, for the purpose of selling gun control legislation the government had planned. The allegation, that Ms. Lucki demanded local RCMP officers reveal to the public, contrary to procedure and at the risk of compromising the investigation, the precise make and model of the guns the killer used, has been officially denied. Nevertheless it is hard to shake: the allegation is precise, detailed, and contained in a contemporaneous note by the officer involved. More to the point, whether or not the allegation is true, it is easy to believe this government, and this Prime Minister, would be capable of it. Seize on a horrible crime to unveil showboating legislation, cooked up on the fly, to no apparent public benefit? Checks out. Lean on a law enforcement official to meddle in what is supposed to be an independent legal process, wholly off limits to politicians? What was SNC-Lavalin about? So much for the government: tired, directionless, massively overcentralized, coasting on self-satisfaction and increasingly overwhelmed by the actual business of governing, including the tiresome necessity of respecting the rights of Parliament and the principle of the rule of law. But what lurks across the aisle? What of the government-in-waiting, Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, the Conservative Party of Canada? How are they shaping up as an alternative? Funny you should ask. The party is just now in the throes of a leadership race – the traditional opportunity for a party in opposition to define itself, and its core beliefs. What, by the lights of the current campaign, are the core beliefs of the Conservative Party? On matters of ordinary policy, things like deficits and taxes and foreign policy, we are not much further ahead than when we started. But if it’s lunatic conspiracy theories you would like to know about, on these the Conservatives have plenty to say, ranging from unfounded fears about the health effects of vaccines, to paranoia about the baleful influence of the World Economic Forum, to the dystopian possibilities of central bank digital currencies, as a means of surveilling and controlling the population – or if you really want to know the “truth,” how all of these are bound up together. On the day after the allegation surfaced, earlier this week, that the government had interfered in a murder investigation for political ends – a day that ought to have been reserved for asking the most searching questions of those involved – several Conservative MPs were feting the organizers of a new anti-vaccine, anti-government, anti-everything rally planned for Ottawa this summer, some of whom were involved in the one that paralyzed the capital for three weeks earlier this year. Just in case anyone had forgotten the party’s disgraceful cheerleading for that particular outbreak of lawlessness. It isn’t only at the federal level that Conservatives seem to have abandoned their traditional belief in law and order. The Alberta Conservative leadership race has barely begun, yet has already featured proposals either to ignore the Constitution altogether – that is, to refuse to enforce federal laws the provincial government dislikes – or to dictate constitutional changes to the rest of the country that have no actual hope of passing. There is precedent for this, of course, notably in the revolutionary fantasies of certain Quebec separatist leaders. But given how signally these have failed, and how much worse it would have been for the province if they had succeeded, it’s hard to imagine anyone citing them as an example to follow, rather than avoid. Yet that is where we have arrived, in both Quebec and Alberta – with political leaders pretending they can rewrite the Constitution unilaterally. At the federal level we would seem to be left with something of a vacuum, with neither main party displaying much interest in governing responsibly. This is sometimes described as “polarization,” as if the problem could be solved by everyone agreeing to meet in the centre. Not so: this country has big, challenging issues confronting it, some of which may require radical changes in policy. Radicalism is not the same as extremism. What’s needed is not centrism, if that is interpreted to mean blindly hugging the middle on every issue. Neither is pragmatism the answer, if that means governing without an ideological compass, but merely blowing this way and that according to the latest poll or interest group lobby. What’s needed – what is sorely lacking – is judgment: political, moral, intellectual. Judgment is the foundation of leadership, and leadership is the only way we’re going to get back to something resembling functional politics.
  10. Just wondering why CNN reports the vote as 5-4 on Roe vs Wade whereas everyone else including even the CBC has it as 6-3.
  11. As a unilingual Anglo having lived there for 15 years I loved it too. Eventually it was the amount of snow in the winter and all the grey and dirt that went along with it. Remember trying to pick your car with all of the other white ones in the parking lot?
  12. I have no personal knowledge from anyone in my family or circle of friends that died from Covid. There are 3 that fir into that category who have died either suddenly or in their sleep. In the one case a very active athletic 48 year old was playing baseball, (hit a triple and a double in the game) walked back to the bench and keeled over dead. Here is an article that resonates with me and it might with you - then again maybe not. I haven't been much of a follower of this guy but this article does resonate with my own observations. The Latest Tragedy: Sudden Adult Death Syndrome BY JOSEPH MERCOLA TIMEJUNE 20, 2022 PRINT Media outlets around the world have started highlighting a medical phenomenon called ‘sudden adult death syndrome’ – people dying with no sign of illness or underlying health condition. They simply collapse during the day or don’t wake up in the morning. While SADS has been known to occur before, what’s alarming is the sudden surge of this previously rare event STORY AT-A-GLANCE In recent weeks, media outlets around the world have started highlighting a medical phenomenon called “sudden adult death syndrome,” or SADS, in what appears to be a clear effort to obscure the reality of COVID jab deaths. Sad on steroids indeed. Underlying factors for SADS include undiagnosed myocarditis, inflammatory conditions and other conditions that cause irregularities in the electrical system of the heart, thereby triggering cardiac arrest. While SADS has been known to occur previously, what’s new is the prevalence of this previously rare event. In Australia, the Melbourne Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is setting up a new SADS registry “to gain more information” about the phenomenon. Data compiled by the International Olympic Committee show 1,101 sudden deaths in athletes under age 35 between 1966 and 2004, giving us an average annual rate of 29, across all sports. Meanwhile, between March 2021 and March 2022 alone—a single year—at least 769 athletes have suffered cardiac arrest, collapse, and/or have died on the field, worldwide. Among EU FIFA (football/soccer ball) athletes, sudden death increased by 420 percent in 2021. Historically, about five soccer players have died while playing the game each year. Between January and mid-November 2021, 21 FIFA players died from sudden death. SADS is also short for “sudden arrhythmic death syndrome,”1 which was first identified in 1977. Underlying factors for SADS (both the sudden adult death and sudden arrhythmic versions) include undiagnosed myocarditis, inflammatory conditions and other conditions that cause irregularities in the electrical system of the heart, thereby triggering cardiac arrest.2,3,4 While SADS has been known to occur before, what’s new is the prevalence of this previously rare event. Historical Prevalence of SADS According to the British Heart Association, there are about 500 cases of SADS in the UK each year.5 The British Office for National Statistics, on the other hand, show far fewer cases.6 The ONS lists a total of 128 cases of SADS (all age groups, whether listed as cardiac-related or unknown) in 2016, 77 cases in 2017, 70 in 2018, 107 in 2019 and 139 cases in 2020. While data on SADS incidence for 2021 and 2022 are hard to come by, incidence has apparently risen sufficiently enough to cause concern in some countries. Before the pandemic, SADS was the acronym for sudden arrhythmia death syndrome, which was rare and with scant research on it except to mention that it accounted for about 30 percent of unexpected cardiac deaths among young people.7 But today, it’s no longer rare and SADS is virtually on steroids as the numbers of sudden deaths in young adults pile up around the world. The numbers are so concerning that in Australia, for example, the Melbourne Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is setting up a new SADS registry “to gain more information” about the phenomenon.8,9 According to a spokesperson, there are approximately 750 SADS cases per year in Australia. In the U.S., the average annual death toll from SADS is said to be around 4,000.10 Since the rollout of the COVID jabs, the news has been chockful of reports of young, healthy and often athletic people dying “for no reason” and doctors claim to be “baffled” by it. Doctors and scientists in Australia are even urging everyone under the age of 40 to get their hearts checked, even if they’re healthy and fit.11 Any thinking person, on the other hand, can clearly see the correlation between the shots, which are now well-known for their ability to cause heart inflammation, and the rise in sudden death among young and healthy people. Hundreds of Athletes Have Collapsed and Died Post-Jab Among athletes, sudden death incidence has historically ranged between 1 in 40,000 and 1 in 80,000.12 An analysis13 of deaths among competitive athletes between 1980 and 2006 in the U.S. identified a total of 1,866 cases where an athlete either collapsed from cardiac arrest and/or died suddenly. That’s 1,866 cases occurring over a span of 27 years, giving us an annual average of 69 in the U.S. Data14 compiled by the International Olympic Committee show 1,101 sudden deaths in athletes under age 35 between 1966 and 2004, giving us an average annual rate of 29 sudden deaths, across all sports. Meanwhile, between March 2021 and March 2022 alone — a single year — at least 769 athletes have suffered cardiac arrest, collapse, and/or have died on the field, worldwide.15 Good Sciencing, which is keeping a running total of athletic deaths post-jab puts the current number of cardiac arrests at 1,090 and total deaths at 715.16 Several dozen more are pending confirmation that the athlete had in fact received the shot. Among EU FIFA (football/soccer ball) athletes, sudden death increased by 420 percent in 2021.17 Historically, about five soccer players have died while playing the game each year. Between January and mid-November 2021, 21 FIFA players died from sudden death. COVID Jab Clearly Associated With Heart Injury An opinion piece in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, published in April 2022, highlights the correlation between COVID jab-induced heart inflammation and sudden cardiac death in athletes:18 “Increased COVID-related SCD [sudden cardiac death] appears to be due, at least in part, to a recent history of infection and/or vaccination that induces inflammatory and immune impairment that injures the heart. An unhealthy lifestyle that may include poor diet or overtraining may likely be a contributing factor. The seeming increased incidence of myocarditis and pericarditis during COVID-19 and in the post-vaccination period, and SCD, poses a serious risk to not only athletes but all others and is a cause for alarm. As the population ages and the popularity of running, cycling, and other endurance sports increases, the burden of SCD risk can potentially grow as well. A strong focus on both health and fitness should be a loud and clear public health message.” The Signal That Cannot Be Silenced In a June 13, 2022, Substack article, Dr. Pierre Kory also commented on this latest effort to explain away COVID jab deaths:19 “I recently posted a deeply referenced compilation20 of evidence detailing the historic humanitarian catastrophe that has slowly unfolded within most advanced health economies across the world. Caused by a global mass vaccination campaign led by the Pharma masters of BMGF/WHO/CDC that illogically (but profitably) targeted a rapidly mutating coronavirus. They did it with what turned out to be the most toxic protein used therapeutically in the history of medicine. In vials mixed with lipid nano-particles, polyethylene glycol and who knows what else. I cited studies and reports showing massive increases in cardiovascular deaths and neurologic (and other) disabilities amongst working age adults, beginning in 2021 only. A disturbing signal screaming from the original clinical trials data,21 VAERS data,22 life insurance data,23 disability data,24 reports of cardiac arrests of professional athletes,25 rises in ambulance calls for cardiac arrests in pre-heart attack age young people,26 and the massive increases in illnesses and data manipulations27 in Department of Defense databases. As these events become more and more recognized by the average citizen (and occasional journalist), a new pathetic ‘Disinformation Campaign’ was launched in response trying to blame all the young people dying as simply a need for increased awareness of the rare condition called Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), rather than examples of the legions dying from the vaccines. The fact checkers also came out in support of this narrative, branding anyone who thinks the vaccines are the cause of SADS as a conspiracy theorist … What is nauseating is the tone of purported good intention within these articles, informing folks that if you are related to someone young who died suddenly you should go see a cardiologist to make sure you don’t have an abnormal EKG. After it turns out normal, they will assuredly tell you to get vaccinated, an absurdity atop a mountain of absurdities caused by our bio-medical-media industrial complex over the past 2+ years.” Diseases ‘Suppressed by COVID’ Make Comebacks Media are also trying to write off increases of other diseases as something other than COVID jab-related. “Diseases Suppressed During COVID Are Coming Back in New and Peculiar Ways,” CNBC reported June 10, 2022.28 The article goes on to discuss how viruses other than SARS-CoV-2 are now “rearing their heads in new and unusual ways.” Influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenovirus, tuberculosis and monkeypox have all “spiked and exhibited strange behaviors in recent months,” CNBC notes. No mention is made, however, of the fact that the COVID jab has been linked to vaccine-acquired immunodeficiency (lowered immune function), rendering you more susceptible to infections and chronic diseases of all kinds, including autoimmune diseases.29 MIT research scientist Stephanie Seneff explains the mechanisms for this in “COVID Vaccines and Neurodegenerative Disease.” The COVID jab has also been shown to activate latent viruses, including hepatitis C,30 cytomegalovirus,31 varicella-zoster32 and herpes viruses.33 Not surprisingly, Moderna is now working on a new vaccine for “latent cytomegalovirus prevention.”34 This is yet another case of a drug company creating a “remedy” against a health problem their own product was responsible for creating in the first place. CNBC, meanwhile, cites “health experts” who attribute lowered immunity to COVID lockdowns, mask wearing and missed childhood vaccinations.35 Amputations of arms, legs, fingers and toes — consequences of post-jab blood clots — are also being written off as something else.36 In this case, media are blaming it on high cholesterol,37 totally ignoring the fact that high cholesterol has been prevalent for decades, and only now are people losing their extremities in shocking numbers. Spikes in blood clots and strokes, meanwhile, are being blamed on smoking, pregnancy and contraceptives,38 even though blood clots and strokes are among the most common side effects of the COVID jab. Most ridiculous of all, however, is the claim that a “newly-discovered, highly reactive” chemical in the earth’s atmosphere is suspected of triggering heart disease.39 To anyone with half a brain, it’s clear that government authorities and media are doing everything they can to shift blame away from what is the most obvious culprit, namely the COVID shots. All the diseases and conditions they’re now blaming on everything from cholesterol to mysterious atmospheric chemicals are known side effects of the jab. The elephant in the room is so gigantic, you can’t even get around it anymore. It’s pressing us against the walls. Nursing Reports From the Frontlines In his June 13, 2022, Substack article,40 Kory also shares insider information from a senior ICU and ER nurse who suffered blood clotting injuries, spontaneous unstoppable bleeding and cervical lymph node enlargement following her second Pfizer dose. She filed a report with the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which has since vanished. The batch numbers for the shots she received were associated with bad neurological responses and clotting. She also lost her hematologist-oncologist to vaccine injury. While only in his early 40s, he’s now too injured to practice. “He was a ‘true believer’ and in denial until it was him who was the injured patient,” she told Kory. The major cancer hospital where she works now have caseloads “in the thousands,” she says, whereas before the average caseload was between 250 and 400 in any given quarter. They don’t even have enough beds or infusion space to treat them all, and radiation treatments are backlogged. All kinds of cancers are showing up — brain, lymph, stomach, pancreas, blood and even EYE cancers, “especially in younger people recently vaxxed.” Strokes are also “way up” in people with no risk factors or comorbidities. In an email to Kory, she wrote:41 “Ask me anything. I’ll tell you inside scoop from the floors and suites. This has to stop. They need to admit the fraud and crime and STOP. The liability must be lifted, mandates ended. They KNOW NOW and many KNEW THEN. Don’t know if you’ll even read this, but I follow all of you on substack and Twitter — those not banned yet! — and read ALL the data. I’ve been a lab rat myself from an issue from a car accident years back — I know the process. So much fraud.” In a follow-up email, the unnamed nurse continued: “Lost 4 practitioners to serious side effects of ‘strongly encouraged’ boosters. 2 hospitalized, one in MICU … All in early 30s to mid-40s. They had no need for boosters … All had COVID previous, N antibodies fully measurable.” Cardiac Anomalies Abound Her colleagues in the cardiac unit also report “many anomalies … that never existed before,” including massive thrombi that fill the entire artery. Some embalmers have documented this never-before-seen phenomenon.42 They also can barely keep up with the unprecedented number of cardiac arrests. Kory writes:43 “She told me … that on some night shifts, nurse teams are seeing more cardiac arrests in a single shift than ever before and in unprecedented younger age patients. On some shifts, they have had so many that the ‘crash carts’ are rolled straight from one arrest to another because pharmacy, especially on night shifts, are not able to re-stock fast enough. This situation has happened maybe once in my whole career, when two arrests happened on the same floor or unit within a short time period.” And, while medical staff still are not speaking out publicly, the reality of the situation appears to be dawning inside the hospital walls, in private conversations between staff. Even there, however, nurses speak in code for fear of reprisal, referring to COVID jab injuries only as “that issue.” The nurse pointed out that, now, the vaccination status is clearly marked at the top of the first screen of the patient’s medical record when the shot is suspected or known to be related to the patient’s “mysterious” or “complex” problem. Perhaps this is a sign that the dissociation from reality may be slowly breaking. I sure hope so.
  13. I don't have a list but it wouldn't surprise me if they were to hire a direct entry capt. on the A220 or possibly the A320.
  14. I understand that there is a new pilot equipment list out at Air Canada that will require a massive number, (as near as I can tell about 1000) new hire pilots with many even going into the right seat of a 777. Where are they going to get that number with any experience from. It can decimate the regionals. I doubt that there will be many coming from the RCAF. Also the problem becomes safety. If a low time pilot finds him or herself on a wide body getting 1 or 2 approaches a month how will he/she build up any actual piloting skills or are we content with them essentially be computer programmers. I can see more situations like what we saw on the Air France 330.
  15. Thanks for the reply Mitch. I do realize that the majority of the posts on this forum recently have come from the so-called right of the spectrum. However, as being someone that tended right I felt for many years that this forum tended somewhat left. What I always did realize though is that it was simply everyone expressing what it was they believed to be for the best, and that all of us have been influenced by our societal memes. Putting this forum aside I do think that those of us tending right have been put much more on the defensive and marginalized by a very left leaning media. The government under the current regime has doubled down on that agenda. Look at the rhetoric that our PM employed in dealing with the freedom convoy in Ottawa. Instead of understanding that this was a movement by a large group of working class Canadians that were concerned about the direction their government was taking them, he labelled them as terrorists, nazis, anti-vaxers and right wing extremists and refused to engage with them. The bulk of the mainline media went along with this approach. The result was that Canadians all across the country were severely divided and when it came to the vaccines it was particularly true. Those that were concerned that the vaccines were going to impact their long term health were being subjected to abuse, not only from their governments but also from their friends families and neighbours who felt that their health was being jeopardized by those not taking the vaccines. The result has been that people, both on the right and on the left, have been pushed to the more extreme and have real animosity towards one another. I know of siblings that were close no longer speaking to each other. The long term impact on our society by the mandates, the labelling and the demonizing of others will have a much greater long term impact than Covid ever would IMHO. Again, IMHO we should have focused more on a cure for Covid and we would have developed herd immunity in relatively short order, and again it is my opinion that the root cause of the problem was that our governments, in many cases with good intentions, wound up in bed with big pharma who realized that there was considerably more money in vaccines than there was in treating the virus. We are now in the position that our usual discourse is breaking down into a maze of extreme rhetoric and we are still having the vaccines pushed on us where it is becoming increasingly clear that they are no longer effective. As a society we are going to have to come to the realization that the majority of people on both sides of these issues are all trying to sort out what is the truth and what is right approach. We have to have civil discourse, without the labelling etc. Unfortunately our political leaders of all stripes are a huge part of the problem and it filters down, aided by the media. Maybe ultimately Mitch it will be up to people like you and me to bring civility back to our society, and we can agree to disagree with a handshake. Cheers Greg
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