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Moving Forward after the election, Take 2

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Started with indiscriminate photo radar...then that knock on your door AFTER you got safely home from the party...now the RCMP will come knocking  checking quarantine.   It’s only going to get worse before it ever gets better.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6804626/coronavirus-police-verifying-quarantine-order/

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Lesson of the Plucked Chicken

 

During those final days of the collapsing Marxist experiment in the Soviet Union, Soviet novelist Chingiz Aitmatov retold the following story, which has been paraphrased here.

On one occasion, so it was narrated, Stalin called for a live chicken and proceeded to use it to make an unforgettable point before some of his henchmen. Forcefully clutching the chicken in one hand, with the other he began to systematically pluck out its feathers. As the chicken struggled in vain to escape, he continued with the painful denuding until the bird was completely stripped. “Now you watch,” Stalin said as he placed the chicken on the floor and walked away with some bread crumbs in his hand. Incredibly, the fear-crazed chicken hobbled toward him and clung to the legs of his trousers. Stalin threw a handful of grain to the bird, and it began to follow him around the room, he turned to his dumbfounded colleagues and said quietly, “This is the way to rule the people. Did you see how that chicken followed me for food, even though I had caused it such torture? People are like that chicken. If you inflict inordinate pain on them they will follow you for food the rest of their lives.”

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https://www.thebeaverton.com/2020/04/no-one-in-zoom-parliament-going-to-tell-andrew-scheer-that-he-is-on-mute

No one in Zoom Parliament going to tell Andrew Scheer that he is on mute

OTTAWA – As Canadian MPs participated in the second ever zoom parliament, all of them had silently agreed not to tell Leader of the Opposition Andrew Scheer that he has left his mute on and no one can hear what he is saying.

“We assumed the Conservatives would tell him,” said Liberal MP Seamus O’Reagan. “But Dean Allison kept mouthing ‘shh’ and shaking his head at everyone else.”

“Honestly, it’s just easier this way,” said Conservative MP Candice Bergen as a completely silent Scheer moved his mouth up and down and used his hands to underscore a point that no one could hear. “At least now we won’t have to apologize for whatever it is he thinks he’s saying.”

“I’m pretty sure he just mouthed the words ‘Derek Sloan was right’” she added.

At one point during his pantomime 5 minute speech Scheer angrily pointed at what he thought was Justin Trudeau, unaware that on Zoom everyone’s grid screens are different so he was just pointing at a bunch of different MPs and a few parliamentary pages. He then started motioning for one of his young kids to pretend to wander into the shot for an “impromptu” viral moment, but even with the sound off it was clear they refused.

“I suppose I should step in and tell Mr. Scheer that he is muted. But on the other hand I really don’t want to hear his whiny voice talk about carbon taxes or some other bullshit right now,” said speaker of the House Anthony Rota.

Finally Scheer finished talking and sat back in satisfaction, confident that it was the single greatest speech he had ever delivered.

Scheer then forgot he was still on camera and stood up to go to the bathroom, revealing that he was not wearing any pants.

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