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by Jean
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: TRump - Mt Rushmore protest - live
Replies: 18
Views: 121

Re: TRump - Mt Rushmore protest - live

Reagan was the best. When he and Thatcher were riding herd, the world ticked along a lot better. Because of Trump's lack of leadership, some Republicans are speculating that McConnell will throw Trump under the bus and lever someone else into the nomination in order to save the Senate. Something ha...
by Jean
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Food For Thought?
Topic: A new type of religion
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: A new type of religion

Environmentalism became a religion some time ago. Will be interesting to see if the religions of wokeness and environmentalism clash. When the wokeness religion collided with the COVID religion, wokeness won that battle pretty handilly. I suspect it will be the same if wokeness and environementalis...
by Jean
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General News
Topic: What shall we accept by refugees/immigrants who have no interest in assimilating?
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: What shall we accept by refugees/immigrants who have no interest in assimilating?

That's a complicated topic! I can't fault anyone for wanting a better life. It's human nature to want to improve one's station. I think the fault resides more with our governement, for failing to set clear guidelines & expectations, than with any individual immigrant. Perhaps we could make them sign...
by Jean
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Canada could be last country to cling to two-metre physical distancing rule
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Canada could be last country to cling to two-metre physical distancing rule

In Québec it has been dropped to 1,50M and will likely be dropped to 1M pretty soon. :)

We're social beings, social distancing is not natural. We need each other to thrive. :ymhug: Treating every person you encounter as a potential source of contamination is quite mentally taxing.
by Jean
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General News
Topic: What’s safe? Here’s how to avoid getting COVID-19 as the world reopens
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: What’s safe? Here’s how to avoid getting COVID-19 as the world reopens

The article sum it up well. The worst outbreaks have all been in places where people are packed together for long periods of time : Subways , meat packing plants, jails , hospitals , retirement communities.
by Jean
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General News
Topic: As daycares reopen, parents are facing impossible decisions to keep kids safe from COVID-19
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: As daycares reopen, parents are facing impossible decisions to keep kids safe from COVID-19

We made the decision of living on my sole income. My wife will stay home with our son until he goes to kindergarden. Am I glad we made that call now!
by Jean
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Your great Canadian COVID-19 staycation: Be prepared for bumps on the road
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Your great Canadian COVID-19 staycation: Be prepared for bumps on the road

No vacation for me this summer. I'd rather stay home and make $ to support my familly. We got a nice backyard we can enjoy the 3 of us after working hours.
by Jean
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll: Do you think CERB will become a Universal Basic Income?
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Poll: Do you think CERB will become a Universal Basic Income?

If Trudeau has his way, he'd buy all the votes he could. This is my prediction. I expect an election call in September. Make sense to me. Call the elction right after Labour Day for an election day in mid October. Trudeau will want the election to happen before a second wave of COVID. The virus cou...
by Jean
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Quebec steals jobs from Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Quebec steals jobs from Canada

We have the most jobs added in the recovery because we had lost the most in the first place. Our lockdown was the most severe in Canada. For exemple, construction never closed in Ontario while all sites were shutdown for 2 months in Québec.
by Jean
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General News
Topic: Could COVID-19 make our cities more European as alcohol laws are relaxed across Canada?
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Could COVID-19 make our cities more European as alcohol laws are relaxed across Canada?

In Québec it's already de facto legal. I see people drinking beers in parks all the time and the police doesn't care.
by Jean
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Is COVID-19 still a thing?
Replies: 19
Views: 319

Re: Is COVID-19 still a thing?

I'm very frustrated at the very quick 180 in public discourse re : COVID-19. The virus doesn't care about the righteousness of your cause because, well... it's a VIRUS. My frustration goes double for canadians because we have absolutely zero influence on the situation. IDemonstrations outside the US...
by Jean
Sat May 30, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Trudeau wades in on racial unrest in U.S., says anti-black racism is also a Canadian problem
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Trudeau wades in on racial unrest in U.S., says anti-black racism is also a Canadian problem

Not our circus, not our monkeys.

Canada have more than enough actual problems to deal with. What happened to George Floyd is horrific and I hope Derek Chauvin will spend the rest of his life behind bars but it's not our fight to have.
by Jean
Mon May 25, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll: Has COVID-19 changed your news viewing habits?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Poll: Has COVID-19 changed your news viewing habits?

I haven't regulary watched TV for more than a decade now so COVID is a non factor in my case.

I wouldn't even have cable if it wasn't for my wife. She is pretty tired of hearing about COVID so she watches other channels.
by Jean
Sun May 24, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General News
Topic: COVID-19 quarantine fatigue: The arrival of summer will test our resolve to social distance
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: COVID-19 quarantine fatigue: The arrival of summer will test our resolve to social distance

i've been to the park yesterday with my familly. It's a large suburban park with lots of parking available. For the first time in my life, I had trouble getting a spot! I never seen that park so packed ever before! Thinking about it for a second, that was quite predictable. People are tired of being...
by Jean
Fri May 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Facebook will let employees work from home permanently but it comes with a catch
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Facebook will let employees work from home permanently but it comes with a catch

I love working from home. I'm made for this! It shows in the quality of my work. Receiving praise from my colleaues feels good, I have to admit B-) I don't think we'll be WFH forever but this will last a while longer. Our offices will re-open at 40-50% capacity at a yet to be determined date. I'll d...
by Jean
Fri May 22, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Poll: Will you download a contact tracing app when it becomes available?
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Poll: Will you download a contact tracing app when it becomes available?

I'm ambivalent on this topic. On one hand, contact tracing is an excellent way of slowing down the epidemy. People who know they have been in contact with an infected person would get the chance of being more careful while interacting with others as they wait for their test results. Taiwan and South...
by Jean
Sat May 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Our COVID situation (and yours)
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Our COVID situation (and yours)

Mid March to mid April was really rough. My wife went 3 times to the hospital during that time span (not COVID related). Taking care of our son was the only thing keeping me grounded during that period. Now, she's way better. I'm working from home and I love it! I save so much time and money by not ...
by Jean
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: COVID-19 is being blown out of proportion - Change my mind
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: COVID-19 is being blown out of proportion - Change my mind

Now, we are being told we will be locked up until there is a vaccine. We are in trouble. I had already kinda figured it out.. but it still hurt to ear our PM states it so plainly. My wife's in the hospital (Not COVID related). My parents are forbidden from leaving their appartment, even to use the ...
by Jean
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: COVID-19 is being blown out of proportion - Change my mind
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: COVID-19 is being blown out of proportion - Change my mind

I credit my 10 months old son for keeping me sane in these tough times. Seeing him play & laugh like nothing was happening in the outside world both lift my spiirit and remind me of my duty to keep him safe. I make sure my familly does it's part to stay safe from the virus. Besides that, I can only ...
by Jean
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Prince Andrew called unco-operative in Jeffrey Epstein probe
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Prince Andrew called unco-operative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

Or maybe all the drama with Meghan and Harry was meant as a diversion...
by Jean
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: #MayorCheat and #BernieWon are trending. Gonna be a fun news day!
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: #MayorCheat and #BernieWon are trending. Gonna be a fun news day!

There needs to be a complete independant audit of the app code and of all communications during devlopement of said app. We need to know for certain if this epic failure is due to mere incompetence or downright malice. If the democrat party tries to shove this under the rug, they might as well conce...
by Jean
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General News
Topic: Welcome to Free Dominion
Replies: 28
Views: 1391

Re: Welcome to Free Dominion

Hello everyone. It's been a while! How is everybody doing?