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  1. 2 hours ago, VancouverHabitant said:

    Not sure if you're referring to my post with the "erratic level of pride over freedom and individualism" but there is nothing of the sort within me.  Pretty simplistic view if your answer to everything is "if you don't like it, get out of here".  

    Nah, while I don't fully agree with your argument, it wasn't directed towards you.


    I was just yelling at a blank wall because I've facepalmed so many times throughout this pandemic at anti-vaxxers who use the whole freedom argument. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, bishopshodan said:

    I understand and agree with a lot of what you say here.


    As others have pointed out vax passports are not a new thing. I'm also a pre-internet/social media old fart and see this issue as yet another political divide, instead of all of us focusing and discussing what is important/best for... all. of. us. 


    I am glad you made your statement, I think many people are thinking the passports are an infringement  on their freedoms. They are, to some degree, not unlike many other identifiers in our society, such as our DL or  even cell phones.


    We have never lived in anywhere close to real freedom, we exist in a social contract consisting of morals, laws and ethics. That said we should always question motivations of our elected governing authorities for clarity and to keep them in check.

    Couldn't have said it better myself. The sometimes erratic level of pride over freedom and individualism in North America makes me laugh at times. 


    By being a Canadian citizen you are willfully giving up some of your freedoms in exchange for security and peace. You agree to play by a set of rules in a society that you live in and interact with on a daily basis. Don't like the game you're playing? You're welcome to leave and go join a different one. 

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  3. 13 hours ago, drummer4now said:

    Your GF got AZ that is great bud.. but what about the people that got blood clots and actually died from it like one older gentlemen in Ontario.. 

    I am sure they're thinking of your GF. 



    Cost. Benefit. Analysis. 


    Weigh the benefit (immunization) against the cost (rare blood clots). 


    It's a really simple calculation that we all apply to our daily lives, not just with COVID vaccines.

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  4. 1 hour ago, drummer4now said:


    GENEVA, July 12 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a "dangerous trend" since there was little data available about the health impact.

    "It's a little bit of a dangerous trend here. We are in a data-free, evidence-free zone as far as mix and match," Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing.

    "It will be a chaotic situation in countries if citizens start deciding when and who will be taking a second, a third and a fourth dose."




    So it seems like they're just making stuff up on the fly now with their Masonic science... first it is fine and now not? 

    Wonder how many innocent people will be screwed now.. 


    I always thought it was a bad idea to mix vaccines it just didn't seem right.

    Kind of like mixing two different medications. 


    I just laugh at this stuff at how much inaccuracy there is.. almost like they're just rushing everything. 

    I'm going to repeat this again: cost-benefit analysis. Weigh the marginal cost of not getting a vaccine / slower roll-out against the marginal benefit of a fast vaccine roll-out which has already proven to reduce caseloads and hospitalizations by a significant factor.


    If you truly believe the risk of harmful, but rarely occurring negative effects of mixing vaccines outweighs the benefits of immunization, I'd really like to hear your rationale. 


    If you expect an unprecedented worldwide immunization program to move on with zero medical risks to the population, you are sadly mistaken. It's all about weighing the clinical risks against the benefits. 

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  5. 2 hours ago, 4petesake said:

    I’m not really sure what the problem is with a difference of opinion on this is. Some people loved it and some didn’t and that’s fine. Everybody has their own  line for what’s entertaining and what goes too far.

    A few years back I loved the report of Jumbo Joe’s reaction to Hertl’s 4 goals while others hated it. Fans in NY thought it was the funniest thing ever to chant “buy a Porsche” when Philly came to town after Pelle Lindbergh’s death. And no I’m not comparing the two, I’m just pointing out that everyone has different tolerances for how they see class or a lack thereof.




    Nothing wrong with a difference of opinion. 


    My opinion was just that people get to uptight with how NHL players conduct themselves off the ice. 


    The larger message behind my post was that hockey will always be my favourite sport to watch, but I can totally see why the NBA and NFL are much more appealing for people from an entertainment perspective. Those leagues do so much of a better job of letting their star players showcase themselves and build their own branding. I believe there's a tendency from fans and the media to shame NHL players whenever they "step out of line" which makes for incredible boring hockey personalities. I find that Bieksa is one of the very few that's been able to cleverly walk that thin line of being a "proper" hockey player but also being a great, unique personality on air.  

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  6. 15 minutes ago, BoKnows said:

    mRNA vaccine technology is one of the only good things to come out of this pandemic.

    It's definitely been validated as a viable technology because of emergency govt. approvals to get it out for vaccinations. If it weren't for the pandemic, I'd guess that mRNA technology would not have been popularized for another 2-3 years. 

  7. 3 hours ago, NUCKER67 said:

    I don't know, seems like kind of a dick


    4 hours ago, Rubik said:

    i fail to see what's so great about this. in my opinion he could have been a bit more classy. but congratulations to them anyway.


    Oh loosen up a little people. One of the reasons why hockey is the little brother amongst North American major sports is because hockey players are notoriously known to have some of the most boring personalities. Whenever a hockey player tries to show his personality, people and the media instantly question his "class" or "attitude." Kucherov is just cracking a few jokes after winning the cup. 

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  8. 41 minutes ago, stawns said:

    that's because people in the west refused to use it.  Tracking apps have been an important tool in the fight against covid in many places in the world.  We just have too many morons who think they re so important that the government wants to spy on them

    I'd argue that's what the Feds should have expected by making enrollment into the app completely voluntary with no other incentives. 


    Hong Kong has a tracker that has been successful, but it was mandatory and had features that would make a lot of westerners shiver at the idea because of privacy concerns.

  9. 12 minutes ago, Sean Monahan said:

    I'm going for my second shot in about an hour here in Surrey. The instructions provided in the text I got were to wear a short sleeve shirt and a mask. My issue is that I just moved the other day, my condo is an absolute disaster scene and I seem to have misplaced the last mask I had left.

    Don't they just provide you a new mask to put on anyways? I remember coming in with a mask and they told me to put on the new one they gave me. 

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  10. 19 hours ago, b3nnyb said:

    Hello everyone


    As you know the last year or so has been incredibly difficult with COVID-19 and it’s affected our mental health a lot. Lately I’ve been thinking about death a lot more now than before the pandemic with millions of people dying from the disease alone. My question is, how does one overcome with fear of death? I’m still in my 20’s and still have ways to go, but I still think to myself everyday, what will happen tomorrow or the day after? If anyone has any thoughts or opinions on this subject please free to share as it’s affecting me a lot during the pandemic thinking about it every single day


    Thank you

    I'm in my 20s as well and I actually went through something very similar a few months ago. For me it was about the constant fear of loss as a result of death. Losing all of your relationships, hardwork, etc.


    It might have been happening because of how being in my 20s, I was feeling as if the pandemic was wasting away some of my prime years and now I feel more pressure to do the things I want to do and fast-track my life to "succeed faster." Being a notoriously impatient person didn't help with this either. 


    I think I've gotten over the hump and my solution was pretty simple to be honest. I sort of just acknowledged the fact that death is out of our control - for the most part. I'm not a reckless person by nature and I regularly exercise and eat well. Knowing that I do what I can to take care of my health and I have lots of things to be thankful for in my life, death is honestly the last thing I should be worried about and I should just live on. 


    Thoughts around the fear of dying still come in every now and then, but I've made the effort to remind myself to not worry about things that are out of my control and that the reality is death can be one of those things.

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  11. 1 hour ago, Deets said:

    JP has always been a shyster so this tweet doesn't surprise me. For all we know, Benning may be using the cap as an excuse for bargaining though. Just have to wait and see.

    No matter how you view his tactics, at the end of the day, he's just doing his job and acting in the best interest of his clients. If you want to blame anyone, you can blame the Vancouver media for always spinning these types of news bits into more dramatically negative coverage of the Canucks. 

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  12. 3 hours ago, Russ said:

    Unless my work implaments a sick day program thats not gonna fly at my work very well.  Lots of times where guys are just worn out and their bodies just feel beat up and sick with winter weather and you can see people feel sick but no ones willing to take unpaid time off.  

    Very good point. Hope this changes, but yes, I did not fully appreciate some of the struggles a lot of workers are forced to go through because of terrible sick day policies.


    It's sad to see how so many people still need to decide between their own health or being able to pay off their bills. 

  13. 15 minutes ago, Silent Man said:

    I am totally expecting things to go back to normal. It went normal very fast after spanish flu pandemic -without any vaccines and with much higher mortality rate.. Why we can go back to normal now having many vaccines available?

    Well for one, I'm sure workplaces will have a lot more stringent "stay at home if you feel sick" policies. 


    Behaviours will change. For example, I plan on wearing a mask at all times when on public transit from now on. 

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  14. 1 hour ago, Squamfan said:




    its a sad thing that you never see stuff like this again because all these idiots SJW who never played sports have an opinions. What happened to keep your head up and don't admire your pass. This generation of players are lucky Stevens and Kronwall are not playin




    You know that a whole lot of research has been done on the long-term effects of concussions over the past 20-30 years, right? 


    Players are bigger, faster and stronger now. 

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  15. Interesting first minute of this video (ignore the rest, it's just a bunch of crying over why the Leafs can't win)



    No team with a player that has a cap hit in the double digits has won a playoff round (during the cap era) until Carey Price did it last night.


    Really hope both Benning and Hughes/Pettersson keep this in mind when they're negotiating contracts. 


    Full Athletic article here, if you have a subscription: https://theathletic.com/2527295/2021/04/19/lebrun-can-an-nhl-team-with-high-priced-stars-win-in-the-playoffs/

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