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  1. 19 minutes ago, buddhahoodlum said:

    Cancel culture will never go away. These people have too much power and they love playing god. The people who want to cancel Chapelle and everyone else have a right to voice their displeasure of course. The problem is that their "voice" ruins people's lives. Look at Johnny Depp. His show was canceled while Amber Heard gets a free pass to keep working. 


    8 minutes ago, PetterssonOrPeterson said:

    Everyone has a right to their say. Freedom of speech/opinion.


    It's a matter of having your entire livelihood taken from you just because your opinion differs from popular media's.


    this is why we need to keep allowing the free discussion. Cancel culture will continue to have too much power if its not challenged and the discussions are not allowed to proceed. 


    Sure it might be annoying a lot of the time, but people have the right to protest. 


    Let everyone have their say, and see how many people agree or not. By letting everyone have their say, including the 'fire Dave' stuff, we'll see how many people think thats appropriate. But if we put the clamp down on the protestors, we'll never know how many people support them, or not. It'll continue to be some murky thing that some business leaders and for sure academics are afraid of. Get it all out there. 



  2. 24 minutes ago, Junkyard Dog said:

    Yeah but if people don’t like something they don’t watch it. No need demand it is taken off, slander him or the people who defend him because of their misunderstanding of comedy and taking things out of context. It’s more about people taking things they shouldn’t take seriously, seriously. A complete misunderstanding and misinterpretation and what they have to say is based off that.


    Sure they can say what they want. But given the circumstances it will say more about them than DC.

    DC literally made fun of everything imaginable too and one thing gets pointed out. He even points out the concept of this. 

    I am sure you’ve heard of the story DC told at the end of The Closer. As DC’s late friend once said he doesn’t punch up or down, he punches lines and is a master at his craft. 

    Dave is doing an act, I don't see it as a personal statement or a place to learn about complex social issues, he's just hilarious and free to say what he wants to. 


    But he also knows what he's said is designed to provoke a response. 

  3. 4 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

    You're missing the point. Civil discourse is a great thing. Disagreeing and, then, discussing benefits everyone. That way both sides present their perspective and get exposure to another. 


    The people that want Chappelle's stuff off of Netflix aren't seeking civil discourse and discussion. They don't agree with his take and are outright demanding that it be removed. There is no middle ground and zero ability to reason being displayed here. So, if they aren't willing to reasonable, why should they be treated reasonably? 

    thats a good question, what is "reasonable."? so to the people offended, they seem to think Dave's platform and comedy (which we don't really know is his true opinion, it is an act after all) is causing harm. So they are acting in a way that seems reasonable to them.


    If its all within the law, I say let them all have at it. If we try to limit either side then we get into real trouble. 

  4. 7 minutes ago, CBH1926 said:

    I think we are going down the path that anything and everything will be deemed offensive.

    Political correctness and cancel culture is riding high.

    people have a right to have their say though. If Dave can say what he wants, people who don't like what he has to say should also have that right.


    As far as cancel culture goes, I think thats more of a knee-jerk thing that will eventually fade off, the market will determine what Netflix puts up. 

  5. 7 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

    They should. He has every right to voice his opinion on his comedy special. The Closer was awesome. Those that want Chappelle cancelled and Netflix punished need to get a life and stop trying to alter society to their needs and wants. Not everyone has to agree with everything everyone does. Those who demand as much need to (expletive deleted) right off. 

    why doesn't everyone have the right to say what they want Phil? people who don't like Dave have a right to say it, not sure why they should *-off. Its a free country. 

  6. 59 minutes ago, kanucks25 said:

    The player has the final say, not the agent. If EP felt it was important for him to be there for the start of camp, he could have made it so.

    hmm, not really. Its easy to say that, but Petey is just a kid, he didn't handle any of the hard stuff in the negotiation, they will follow what their agents recommend. 

  7. Just now, thedestroyerofworlds said:

    Yes.  Capitalism exists, so costs and profits are part of it.  Torts was trying to make the point that we vaccine defenders were pro-Pharma all the way.  That this kind of discussion could easily derail things.  

    I think he was pointing that thing my way. I tried having a rational discussion with him last week and he couldn't handle it. 

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  8. @thedestroyerofworlds I do think one area where we can get universities to make a bigger impact is with orphan drugs. Big companies won't do it as there's just losses in it for them, but if Canada e.g. funded a central lab (and insurance) for production of drugs for rare diseases that would be a huge benefit to a lot of families that can't afford treatments.


    My worry about relying on uni's is its all curiosity-driven, so if a prof doesn't care about a particular disease nothing will get done. But if there is a market to treat a disease you'll see for-profit companies trying to come up with something. 

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  9. 6 minutes ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

    Thing is, there is a lot of initial research on drugs and treatments that is done in university labs or is heavily subsidized.  The notion that only private enterprise is the only way innovation happens is a farce.  


    for sure that happens there. But then what comes next? the cost to scale up is massive. 


    Even something as small as QLT in Vancouver that got spun out of UBC took 100s of millions to get going, and that was for one specialized drug with a small patient population. 

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  10. 12 hours ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

    Pharmaceutical companies making profit in a system that is based on...PROFIT.  Companies making profit is not an argument against the products they are selling.   


    I think that if you go back in a few other threads, you would find that posters such as myself have pushed for healthcare ideas that reduce or take the profit out of healthcare.  


    If you are trying to argue for strict regulation or even nationalization, I'm pretty sure there are people who have been supporting vaccines who would jump on board and others who would screech socialism.


    I think the point you are trying to make is probably better suited for a different thread.  

    I don't think you need to do that, just better regulation. There's nothing stopping our gov'ts from requiring pharma companies to provide doses around the world, or participate in a global vaccine sharing system. 


    The issue with taking profit out is you will lose a lot of innovative thinkers and companies, but you don't need to let them run wild either. 


  11. 16 hours ago, gurn said:

    So you moan about big Pharma, by posting something that shows Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson are doing good things.

    So rather than smearing a whole industry, would it not be better to say " Hey Moderna are being jerks, compared to others in the field"?

    thats too fine a point for him to accomplish. 

  12. 2 hours ago, DrJockitch said:

    I don’t think Julien is the guy, not Boudreau either. 
    I am concerned by the lack of basic details, support and coverage. Some of that is all the new or young players and should improve. 
    What worries me more though is the lack of changes in the obvious problems. When the PP goes out I don’t think I hope they can score anymore, I think I hope they can gain possession in the zone. They seem to have one option for the breakout and teams have adjusted. Buffalo pressed the back pass again and again and we never had a second option. PP and PK are too static with people standing around. You have QuinnHughes, he should be roaming and looking for holes in the PK. 
    The PP breakout problems can be measured in years now and that isn’t acceptable. 

    maybe its not so much Green as it is the quality of his assistant coaches? the only two doing a good job are Ian Clark and so far it looks like Shaw has brought improvements, and neither of them came up with Green. He's relying on the guys he came up with through the AHL in Baumner and King for defensive and special teams and its not panning out. There must be better options out there for the bench.

  13. 1 hour ago, IBatch said:

    Green deserves 20 games.   He's helped a lot of rookies become very very rich.    And kept Pearson in the league, plus helped Miller become a very desirable UFA...Imagine how things would have gone with Torts?  Lol.  Half of them would want to leave but we'd have won a couple more games - big freaking deal.   As soon as Travis gets fired, another team will fire their coach or he will get job offers.    Is he what we need right now?  Maybe not, but he's noticed skill where skill is - allows them to play ridiculous minutes, and is arguably  the better of the two (JB or TG).    Seasons are full of ebbs and flows.   Glad most of us aren't running the club or coaching. 


    It's funny really.   When he doesn't start a blender then he's bad.   When he changes things up then he's bad.   Unless we are winning, in that case too many just think that's the players.   Green is an NHL coach.   Sorry to point this out.  


    I don't really care if Green is removed, what I care about is who replaces him and what group that person brings for support.


    All of the Green complaints, much of it valid, some of it goofy, doesn't mean much unless we can get someone better.


    So who's out there? Jim's not going to roll the dice again with someone new to the NHL, he'll almost certainly want a veteran coach.


  14. 28 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

    Imagine paying 30k per year, just so a school administered by idiots can risk your child's life.....:wacko:

    Its not hard for those folks. Interesting term in this article I haven't heard before that explains a lot - "conspirituality". We have our own little group on here like this.



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  15. 2 hours ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

    If there ever was someone who deserves his Herman Cain Award, it's this guy.   And he says that he did this on purpose. 


    Article link

    Conservative anti-vaxx commentator Dennis Prager reveals he has COVID, claims he got it on purpose for 'natural immunity', and says he's been treating it with drugs including Regeneron, hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin

    • Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said had COVID-19 and had contracted it on purpose by socializing and getting close to strangers 
    • Prager said that although his plan sounds 'bizarre' he did it in order to achieve 'natural immunity and be taken care of by therapeutics' 
    • Prager said he continues to take a variety of other remedies including Regeneron, zinc, azithromycin, hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin
    • The Food & Drug Administration reports that neither hydroxychloroquine nor ivermectin is an effective treatment for COVID
    • Although Prager appears convinced 'natural immunity' from the virus is better, the National Institutes of Health, say vaccines confer greater protection

    I know most conservatives don't think this way, but why are they letting people like this run their political parties?


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