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Danny B Apr 6th 2020 10:20 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12834277)
$1,000 fine for sitting on park benches/chairs in Toronto.

wow - they are strict over there. Nothing like that here where I live.

Jerseygirl Apr 6th 2020 10:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12834279)
wow - they are strict over there. Nothing like that here where I live.

:nod: $700 to $5,000 fines for not social distancing when outside.

scrubbedexpat091 Apr 6th 2020 10:49 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12834279)
wow - they are strict over there. Nothing like that here where I live.

We are lucky so far in BC, but BC Gov't seemed to start things earlier to try and prevent what is happening elsewhere.

I do think the early messages before spring break in BC telling people to avoid non-essential travel, to avoid travel outside of Canada including the US might have made a difference in BC.

The death reported today in BC, was a man in his 40's, and he died at home.

Danny B Apr 6th 2020 11:37 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Tangram (Post 12834027)
My Mrs has been in store everyday, usually 9 hour shift between cash and Pharmacy. I worry, the abuse some people give, let alone the dumb people who have come in straight from coming back from Florida - straight to the store to stock up BEFORE they self isolate. WTF.

Did you see this? They should get danger money if it gets any worse. https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...-coronavirus-/

I dare not show my Wife, things aren't as bad up here thankfully.

dbd33 Apr 7th 2020 12:03 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12834223)
......I don't think he has any underlying health conditions and is not old, and now this....... pretty scary.

He's a fat drunk in his mid-fifties. He smokes and is rumoured to have cocaine habit. Hardly a picture of health.

macadian Apr 7th 2020 12:24 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12834318)
He's a fat drunk in his mid-fifties. He smokes and is rumoured to have cocaine habit. Hardly a picture of health.

Wow....

​​​​​So, you have intimate evidence of the above? Or is it yet another of your crass posts?

Tumbling_Dice Apr 7th 2020 12:43 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12834318)
He's a fat drunk in his mid-fifties. He smokes and is rumoured to have cocaine habit. Hardly a picture of health.

I...erm... hesitate to ask but do you have any sources to back those claims up? It is obvious from looking at him that he could do with shedding a few pounds, but whence the cocaine habit rumours?

dbd33 Apr 7th 2020 12:46 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by macadian (Post 12834329)
Wow....

​​​​​So, you have intimate evidence of the above? Or is it yet another of your crass posts?

He's observably obese. He's often pictured staggering around drunk, for example after his trip to Italy with the Russian mafioso and in factories on his Brexit tours.. He says he smokes cigars though whether him saying something is true makes it more or less likely to be true is arguable. That's much is a matter of public record. Cocaine, just a rumour and stated as such.

There's nothing crass there, the man's a walking advert for pancreatic cancer and heart attacks. Admittedly it's more likely that one of his abandoned children will come back and kill him than the cancer but it's not unfair to say he's extremely unhealthy.

Which would you say was my most crass post?

dbd33 Apr 7th 2020 12:49 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Here's Boris doing the walk of shame: https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-perugia-party

I trust that adequately supports the suggestion that he's a drunk.

dbd33 Apr 7th 2020 12:53 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Here he is getting the cocaine rumour rolling. He says he only smoked weed and didn't succeed with cocaine but it's Boris, how much of that are you going to swallow:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/p...n-9804489.html

Note that I don't think him worse for doing these things, they just suggest that he's not healthy and so likely to kick the bucket.

dbd33 Apr 7th 2020 12:58 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Here he is changing his mind, cocaine was a thing for him: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politi...dmits-16517649

Of course his claim is no more credible than his denial. We've no reason to believe a word he says.


dbd33 Apr 7th 2020 1:03 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
This is a known associate of Johnson. He surely enjoys the Bolivian Marching Powder. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/927538...caine-scandal/

For a sober man Johnson mingles with some shifty characters.

MillieF Apr 7th 2020 1:34 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
I’m strongly with dbd...absolutely nothing to prove it but would you want that prat looking after your children/country? Let’s get into navel gazing at its enth...the answer is NO. I wish the man no ill...but my country needs someone to pull it together in a big way...

dbd33 Apr 7th 2020 1:44 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by MillieF (Post 12834351)
I’m strongly with dbd...absolutely nothing to prove it but would you want that prat looking after your children/country? Let’s get into navel gazing at its enth...the answer is NO. I wish the man no ill...but my country needs someone to pull it together in a big way...

That'll be Dominic Raab for a couple of weeks then the bookies say Sunak.

I should ne clear. Johnson being a feckless drunk careless with his health makes him likely to die of CV. That's not what makes him a terrible PM.

dave_j Apr 7th 2020 2:13 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
This thread has left a bad taste in my mouth.
Whilst I might have, like many, criticized the man while he was careering around doing what he did, I'll not sink to demonising the man whilst he lies on what may very well become his death bed.
There'll be those who'll claim self righteously, 'But I'm only telling the truth', well I'm tempted to suggest that, like the noble publications they quote, they do it so well.
Let those without sin.......

dbd33 Apr 7th 2020 2:26 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12834361)
I'll not sink to demonising the man whilst he lies on what may very well become his death bed.
...

I'm not demonising him, This isn't about his evil politics. If I was in the hospital then my life, as lived, would count against me too. Some people choose to try and live a long time. Some don't. He didn't.

dave_j Apr 7th 2020 2:45 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12834366)
I'm not demonising him, This isn't about his evil politics. If I was in the hospital then my life, as lived, would count against me too. Some people choose to try and live a long time. Some don't. He didn't.

I speak as I find.

Jingsamichty Apr 7th 2020 7:26 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
He was sent to ICU as a "precautionary measure"... I do hope he's not keeping a needy and deserving patient out of a critical care bed.

Paul_Shepherd Apr 7th 2020 10:42 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Certainly is a lot of vitriol on here. Wow.


Jingsamichty Apr 7th 2020 10:49 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12834465)
Certainly is a lot of vitriol on here. Wow.

Johnson deliberately chose to forge a journalistic career, a political career and a personal life based on a foundation of lies and blatant self-interest. And now suddenly we're expected to wish him a speedy recovery back to the place he never ought to have been near?

I don't wish him dead; I just don't want to see him back in office telling more lies.

dbd33 Apr 7th 2020 11:10 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12834469)
Johnson deliberately chose to forge a journalistic career, a political career and a personal life based on a foundation of lies and blatant self-interest. And now suddenly we're expected to wish him a speedy recovery back to the place he never ought to have been near?

I don't wish him dead; I just don't want to see him back in office telling more lies.

Oh, I don't think we need fear him returning to power. The Conservatives are vicious and the knives will be out for him. If he doesn't die he'll do well from this, he can go back to peddling lies in the papers and won't be held to account for his lunatic economic policies.

Almost Canadian Apr 7th 2020 1:59 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Ahhhhhh. The intolerance of the "tolerant". Nice to see that BE is back to normal.

Jerseygirl Apr 7th 2020 2:53 pm

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Saw 5 enforcement officers out this morning by the lake. They patrol the area all day now.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...9f46c349f.jpeg

Danny B Apr 7th 2020 3:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
What's everyone doing for Easter this weekend?

We got a long weekend with four days at home, woo hoo :rofl:

Danny B Apr 7th 2020 4:14 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12834420)
He was sent to ICU as a "precautionary measure"... I do hope he's not keeping a needy and deserving patient out of a critical care bed.

Are you related to Titania? :lol:


Partially discharged Apr 7th 2020 4:54 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12834769)

From her Amazon page..I'm guessing many things in life enrage her and she has a burning desire to tell the world about it all through the wonderful world of twitter and the like.

Biography

Titania McGrath is a radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest. A regular on the live-slam poetry scene, Titania regularly performs at arts festivals, deconsecrated churches and genderqueer spiritual retreats. Her unique blend of art and activism has been variously described as 'inspiring', 'groundbreaking' and 'woke'.

Paul_Shepherd Apr 7th 2020 5:03 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Partially discharged (Post 12834802)
From her Amazon page..I'm guessing many things in life enrage her and she has a burning desire to tell the world about it all through the wonderful world of twitter and the like.

Biography

Titania McGrath is a radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest. A regular on the live-slam poetry scene, Titania regularly performs at arts festivals, deconsecrated churches and genderqueer spiritual retreats. Her unique blend of art and activism has been variously described as 'inspiring', 'groundbreaking' and 'woke'.

Hmm....sounds like one of these permanently offended people.......

Teaandtoday5 Apr 7th 2020 5:24 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12834806)
Hmm....sounds like one of these permanently offended people.......

seems more as though even amazon bios require the :sarcasm:

Jingsamichty Apr 7th 2020 5:32 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12834806)
Hmm....sounds like one of these permanently offended people.......

Oh dear, Paul and partially discharged... proof yet again that conservatives don't have a sense of humour ;)

Partially discharged Apr 7th 2020 5:56 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12834822)
Oh dear, Paul and partially discharged... proof yet again that conservatives don't have a sense of humour ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titania_McGrath Duh, I see it was a parody account. It was so close to actual descriptons I've seen by people who are enraged about everything. A City Councillor here is like this..everything offends her, she is firmly in support of any form of poverty porn, and wouldn't know a job creating opportunity/business/project if she saw it..and then she wonders why property owners etc never meet with her or brief her on projects in her ward.

Well I have been well and truly hoodwinked....


Siouxie Apr 7th 2020 8:04 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Ontario 4,726 cases - 153 deaths... Quebec 8,580 cases - 121 deaths. - looks like the death rate in Ontario is the highest in the country :(
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...topic=tilelink
:(

scrubbedexpat091 Apr 7th 2020 8:28 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Vancouver Park Board is closing Stanley Park to cars in an effort to reduce how many people go there. Staff have issued 1,600 warnings to people not maintaining proper social distancing.

Interesting article, touches on some of the differences between BC and back east.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...d-19-1.5524056


scrubbedexpat091 Apr 7th 2020 11:41 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
4 new deaths in BC.

Hospitalizations are down a bit to 138.

25 new cases in the last 24 hours.

1,291 total cases confirmed of which 805 have recovered, and 43 have died.

Dr. Henry provincial health officer is happy to see religious leaders doing virtual celebrations for the various holidays coming up.

4,549 hospital beds are currently available.

Travel between Alberta and BC is a concern.

BC doesn't have an urgent need for ventilators but could change in the future.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...date-1.5525342




BristolUK Apr 8th 2020 1:22 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12834743)
What's everyone doing for Easter this weekend?

We got a long weekend with four days at home, woo hoo :rofl:

Well I thought it was funny :hysterical:

Jerseygirl Apr 8th 2020 1:28 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12835047)
Well I thought it was funny :hysterical:

:lol:

so did I.

dbd33 Apr 8th 2020 1:29 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
John Prine has succumbed. I shall have to dig out the cassettes.

Paul_Shepherd Apr 8th 2020 10:49 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Partially discharged (Post 12834835)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titania_McGrath Duh, I see it was a parody account. It was so close to actual descriptons I've seen by people who are enraged about everything. A City Councillor here is like this..everything offends her, she is firmly in support of any form of poverty porn, and wouldn't know a job creating opportunity/business/project if she saw it..and then she wonders why property owners etc never meet with her or brief her on projects in her ward.

Well I have been well and truly hoodwinked....

Oh no! really ?. ...normally when someone creates a parody, its one for obvious comedic value, but nowadays....who really can tell?? this looks like a pretty "normal" modern day outraged and offended social media person to me. :rofl:

Jingsamichty Apr 8th 2020 11:22 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Partially discharged (Post 12834835)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titania_McGrath Duh, I see it was a parody account. It was so close to actual descriptons I've seen by people who are enraged about everything. A City Councillor here is like this..everything offends her, she is firmly in support of any form of poverty porn, and wouldn't know a job creating opportunity/business/project if she saw it..and then she wonders why property owners etc never meet with her or brief her on projects in her ward.

Well I have been well and truly hoodwinked....


Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12835221)
Oh no! really ?. ...normally when someone creates a parody, its one for obvious comedic value, but nowadays....who really can tell?? this looks like a pretty "normal" modern day outraged and offended social media person to me. :rofl:

It's certainly not a modern thing... compare it to how clever the Alf Garnett character was because so many people did not see that it was a parody.

caretaker Apr 8th 2020 1:29 pm

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https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...0bcf6a7796.png

dbd33 Apr 8th 2020 1:34 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
https://www.thebeaverton.com/2020/04/conservative-party-submits-doug-ford-for-tests-fearing-he-may-have-contracted-socialism/

Note to conservatives; may contain "jokes" or "satire".


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