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Old Feb 12th 2022, 9:36 pm
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Originally Posted by dbd33
I don't find it interesting, I find it to be Trump recycled, and I don't like nationalists. Usually I respect the milk truck drivers because they do have a "must get there" kind of job but today the milk truck was flying a Canadian flag so I gave the driver the finger. "Freedom", in this context, means "freedom to oppress". **** 'em.
I totally agree. When I say interesting, I mean reprehensible. I was thinking that "Freedom" ought to be rebutted with "Freeloader" (in the anti-vax context). "Freedom to oppress" is accurate too. Many of the protestors seem to have too much time on their hands, and no real outlet for their frustrations in life, so it all gets rolled into the abstract fight for "freedom".
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Old Feb 12th 2022, 10:11 pm
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Gee, merci beaucoup, Canada !

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Old Feb 13th 2022, 4:26 am
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I like the idea of discouraging them with Barry Manilow.
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Old Feb 13th 2022, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I like the idea of discouraging them with Barry Manilow.
I met him once. He was quite charming and polite.
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Old Feb 13th 2022, 11:29 am
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It's the Super Bowl today. Or, as I like to call it, the "Superbole". A bit like hyperbole but not as awesome.
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Old Feb 13th 2022, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvy
It's the Super Bowl today. Or, as I like to call it, the "Superbole". A bit like hyperbole but not as awesome.

I did enjoy the parties during the era of living with the Young American. Food, adverts, half time show. I don't think anyone even knew which teams were playing but that's not the point. Note that that was a huge (college) football household, her stepfather had been through med school on a scholarship as a quarterback. Important games meant silent attention but the SuperBowl is not one of those.
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Old Feb 14th 2022, 12:00 am
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It isn't over, it is spreading like a viris.

Will there be food shortages caused by the 'Freedom' Convoys in Canada, US, France or Belgium?

I'm thinking that will depend on how trucks with food products will manage to keep delivering to supermarkets and businesses. 😕
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Originally Posted by Nand
Will there be food shortages caused by the 'Freedom' Convoys in Canada, US, France or Belgium?

I'm thinking that will depend on how trucks with food products will manage to keep delivering to supermarkets and businesses. 😕
It's not likely in Canada. The blockade is over now and there was no obvious shortage of food in the shops on Saturday.
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Thats good then.
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Talking of Durex...

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60414915

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Our internet is down until Monday at the earliest. Coping without Netflix, Prime etc. I'll be ok. I can cope.
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Old Feb 18th 2022, 2:49 am
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Originally Posted by bats
Our internet is down until Monday at the earliest. Coping without Netflix, Prime etc. I'll be ok. I can cope.
That's where it's worth having a few things downloaded already, just to fall back on if needed.
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Old Feb 18th 2022, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
That's where it's worth having a few things downloaded already, just to fall back on if needed.
Or go to the local market or store that has a Redbox unit and rent a few films. Watch shows on your phone but be sure it is plug into the charger.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
That's where it's worth having a few things downloaded already, just to fall back on if needed.
Yes, I did think that that would have been a sensiblething to do. Probably won't get round to it even now.

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Or go to the local market or store that has a Redbox unit and rent a few films. Watch shows on your phone but be sure it is plug into the charger.
Redbox? What is this?

It's back on now, a neighbour with "an important job" called them and was persuasive. Crisis averted.
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