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  1. This is going to be a big problem this winter if it gets as cold as they are predicting. Natural Gas is at a 7 year high.
  2. Man, woman charged with assault after anti-vaccination protest at Eaton Centre: Toronto police Security guards try to hold back anti-vaccination protesters from entering the Eaton Centre on Saturday. TORONTO -- Two people arrested at an anti-vaccination protest at the Eaton Centre on Saturday have been charged with assault, Toronto police say. According to investigators, a large group of anti-vaccination protesters arrived at the Eaton Centre on Saturday and attempted to enter the mall. Police say the protesters were denied access by uniformed security staff and at one point, a security guard was assaulted. No injuries to protesters or security staff were reported. Police say Michael Leaf, a 29-year-old Thornhill resident, and Vanessa Carvalho, a 23-year-old Brampton woman, have each been charged with one count of assault. They are scheduled to appear at the Old City Hall courthouse on Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. Caryma Sa'd, who was at the protest to capture footage of what was taking place, said the incident began as a rally at Yonge-Dundas Square. "At the end of sort of the main speaker's portion of the rally, people kind of dispersed. And I started hearing yelling coming from behind me," she told CP24 on Sunday, adding that she could hear people encouraging protesters to "band together" in non-compliance. In video footage of the protest, people could be seen shoving security guards and police in an attempt to enter the downtown shopping mall. "There was violence on the part of the crowd," S'ad said. "I would say mall security really did its best to hold the people back and police were there, but whatever the rationale was for not being strong on enforcement, the reality is they really didn't do much to hold people back." Speaking to reporters at a vaccination clinic at Sherway Mall on Sunday, Mayor John Tory said while protesters have a right to demonstrate, they must do so peacefully. "Those people who have an objection to vaccinations, and proof of vaccination being required, should decide that they are going to protest peacefully," he said of the incident at the Eaton Centre on Saturday. "I have no problem with them having a different opinion about this and I have no problem with them choosing, if that's what they wish to do, not to get vaccinated.... That's a choice they can make. What they don't have a choice of doing is obstructing other people or behaving in an aggressive manner." Tory encouraged mall operators to call police if they feel these protests are "crossing a line." "What we don't have is the right for a group of people to have tyranny over the majority who have chosen to get vaccinated, who support the policies of the governments to have proof-of-vaccination be required," he added. "I don't tell the police what to do nor do any politicians but I would just say my opinion would be if people are engaging in aggressive, especially physically aggressive behaviour that is putting others at risk or is unduly disruptive, then I would hope that the police would decide... to arrest them."
  3. Rays will tout Montreal plan during postseason with sign Team says it wants to keep focus on the field but also to get attention for the split-season plan. ST. PETERSBURG — Rays officials say they want to be “very considerate” in keeping the focus on what the team is doing on the field. But they are adding a sign to the back wall at Tropicana Field for the postseason to showcase their somewhat controversial plan to split future seasons between Tampa Bay and Montreal. Team president Matt Silverman revealed the plans in an interview on the This Week in Rays Baseball radio show that aired Saturday afternoon. He said later that they want to wait to unveil the sign at the first playoff game. “We’re going to add a sign in the rightfield foul territory with a very simple Tampa Bay Montreal graphic,” Silverman said. “Especially with the eyes of baseball on us this October, we want that visible symbol of our plan and our excitement for it. It will mark the effort subtly and keep the focus on winning.” Silverman said that the split-season plan remains “the best and possibly only chance” to keep the team in the Tampa Bay area long term and that talks have been progressing in the background. “I’m more optimistic today than I’ve ever been that we’re going to make this happen,” he said. Citing unnamed sources, Le Journal de Montreal reported Saturday a deal could be announced sometime after the Nov. 7 Montreal city elections, and that “an important meeting” will be held “very soon” in Florida to finalize details. Under the plan, which includes new open-air stadiums being built in both markets, the Rays would hold spring training and play roughly into early June in the bay area, then shift to Montreal for the rest of the season. Team officials said postseason games would likely be rotated by year. “We believe in our sister-city plan; Major League Baseball believes in it fully,” Silverman said. “It’s the best and possibly only chance for baseball to be here for generations. That’s been our sole focus. It’s never been about other markets and relocation overtures. It’s always been about how we can make it work here.” When the plan was first revealed in June 2019, there was skepticism and opposition expressed by some bay area leaders and fans. Silverman said that is now changing. “There’s been an encouraging shift among our fans and community and a real openness about the plan,” he said. “(Tampa Mayor Jane Castor) was the first official who spoke up and expressed openness, and more voices are joining that chorus.” Silverman said the team plans to become “more vocal and visible” about the effort after the season ends. “We’re entering crunch time,” he said. “Our lease here at the Trop expires after the 2027 season. So the time to solve this issue is now.” https://www.tampabay.com/sports/rays/2021/09/25/rays-will-tout-montreal-plan-during-postseason-with-sign/?utm_medium=push&utm_source=pushly&utm_campaign=11097
  4. Dear unvaccinated: Bye! And don’t let the door hit you in the . . . well, you know | Opinion Leonard Pitts Jr. Fri, September 24, 2021, 12:32 PM “If you want to leave, take good care, hope you make a lot of nice friends out there” — from “Wild World” by Cat Stevens This is for those of you who’ve chosen to quit your jobs rather than submit to a vaccine mandate. No telling how many of you there actually are, but lately, you’re all over the news. Just last week, a nearly-30-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department surrendered his badge rather than comply with the city’s requirement that all employees be inoculated against COVID-19. He joins an Army lieutenant colonel, some airline employees, a Major League Baseball executive, the choral director of the San Francisco Symphony, workers at the tax collector’s office in Orange County, Florida, and, incredibly, dozens of healthcare professionals. Well, on behalf of the rest of us, the ones who miss concerts, restaurants and other people’s faces, the ones who are sick and tired of living in pandemic times, here’s a word of response to you quitters: Goodbye. And here’s two more: Good riddance. Not to minimize any of this. A few weeks ago, a hospital in upstate New York announced it would have to “pause” delivering babies because of resignations among its maternity staff. So the threat of difficult ramifications is certainly real. But on the plus side, your quitting goes a long way toward purging us of the gullible, the conspiracy-addled, the logic-impaired and the stubbornly ignorant. And that’s not nothing. We’ve been down this road before. Whenever faced with some mandate imposed in the interest of the common good, some of us act like they just woke up on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall. “There’s no freedom no more,” whined one man in video that recently aired on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” The clip was from the 1980s, and the guy had just gotten a ticket for not wearing his seatbelt. It’s an unfortunately common refrain. Can’t smoke in a movie theater? Can’t crank your music to headache decibels at 2 in the morning? Can’t post the Ten Commandments in a courtroom? “There’s no freedom no more.” Some of you seem to think freedom means no one can be compelled to do, or refrain from doing, anything. But that’s not freedom, it’s anarchy. Usually, the rest of us don’t agonize over your intransigence. Often it has no direct impact on us. The guy in “The Daily Show” clip was only demanding the right to skid across a highway on his face, after all. But now you claim the right to risk the healthcare system and our personal lives. So if you’re angry, guess what? You’re not the only ones. The difference is, your anger is dumb, and ours is not. Yours is about being coerced to do something you don’t want to do. Like that’s new. Like you’re not already required to get vaccinated to start school or travel to other countries. For that matter, you’re also required to mow your lawn, cover your hindparts and, yes, wear a seatbelt. So you’re mad at government and your job for doing what they’ve always done. But the rest of us, we’re mad at you. Because this thing could have been over by now, and you’re the reason it isn’t. That’s why we were glad President Biden stopped asking nicely, started requiring vaccinations everywhere he had power to do so. We were also glad when employers followed suit. And if that’s a problem for you, then, yes, goodbye, sayonara, auf wiedersehen, adios and adieu. We’ll miss you, to be sure. But you’re asking us to choose between your petulance and our lives. And that’s really no choice at all. ********************** This was an entertaining read.
  5. Yes but not for treating Covid19. There's no proof it's effective in treatment of C19. Have you had a recent antibody test to see where your levels are at? May 2020 was quite awhile ago. The global mortality rate is not 1% it's 2%. And that 2% assumes countries are being honest about reporting deaths due to Covid. For example China claims only 4,646 deaths due to Covid which is such obvious BS it's mindboggling. India claims 446,943 deaths but India only counts you as a Covid death if you had tested positive and died in a hospital. The actual death toll in India is likely 10 times higher as 80% of India's population lives in rural areas. Just adjust those 2 countries and the actual mortality rate easily doubles. Now add in all the other countries with governments with something to hide and the death toll/mortality rate is even higher.
  6. We'd be punching way above our weight. The consequences of doing this would be dire. China would put pressure on virtually every nation not to trade with us. And they would all buckle. Remember when Canada called out Saudi Arabia for their non stop human rights violations? Saudi Arabia responded by expelling our officials from SA, pulling investment out of Canada, selling off Canadian holdings etc. They even published a photo of a plane heading right for the CN Tower. And who amongst our stalwart allies came to our aid and stood up for us? No one did. Not USA (though big surprise there with Dotard in charge), not UK, not Germany, France, Australia............. No One.
  7. For the record, Kool Man is pro vaxx but he'd prefer not to get jabbed in the foot.
  8. I agree. I don't like it. You can't even see Kool Aid man's right foot anymore.
  9. Novavax applies to WHO for emergency listing of COVID-19 vaccine Sept 23 (Reuters) - Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) and its partner Serum Institute of India have applied to the World Health Organization for an emergency use listing of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine, potentially clearing the way for the shot to ship to many poorer countries, the company said on Thursday. Novavax has been prioritizing regulatory submissions to low- and middle-income countries after falling behind in the race for authorization in the United States and Europe, which have already vaccinated most of their residents. A WHO listing would allow Novavax to ship to multiple developing nations that rely on WHO guidance for their regulatory decisions. It would also allow Novavax to begin distributing shots through the COVAX facility, which aims to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries. Novavax has already submitted regulatory documents to countries including India, the Philippines and Indonesia. Novavax and India's Serum Institute, the world's largest vaccine producer, have together committed to providing more than 1.1 billion doses to the COVAX facility. COVAX has distributed fewer than 300 million shots to poorer nations, a fraction of the roughly 6 billion shots experts say are needed. The United States earlier this week said it was committing an additional 500 million vaccines made by Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) to COVAX, bringing its total contribution to more than 1 billion shots. read more Novavax had previously said it would apply for WHO authorization in August, marking a slight delay in the filing. It expects to file for regulatory authorization in the United States and European Union in the fourth quarter of 2021. Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine production ramp-up has been fraught with delays and it is unclear how many Novavax shots will be available for the COVAX facility this year. Novavax said in August it was aiming to produce 100 million shots monthly by the end of the third quarter. The Novavax shot is a protein-based vaccine, and was shown to be more than 90% effective, including against a variety of concerning variants of the coronavirus in a large, late-stage U.S.-based clinical trial. Early studies suggest Novavax is effective at protecting against the contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, which has become dominant in many countries. ********************** Novavax's Covid19 vaccine has shown the highest effectiveness of all the vaccine's to date. Something like 95%
  10. re Sweden. It's hard to argue they did a good job when the King of Sweden and the Prime Minister both say they failed.......\ Coronavirus: Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf says coronavirus approach 'has failed' 17 December 2020 Sweden's king has said his country "failed" to save lives with its relatively relaxed approach to the coronavirus pandemic. King Carl XVI Gustaf made the remarks as part of an annual TV review of the year with the royal family. Sweden, which has never imposed a full lockdown, has seen nearly 350,000 cases and more than 7,800 deaths - a lot more than its Scandinavian neighbours. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said he agreed with the king's remarks. "Of course the fact that so many have died can't be considered as anything other than a failure," Mr Lofven told reporters. Referring to the government's strategy, Mr Lofven added that "it's when we are through the pandemic that the real conclusions can be drawn". In the programme, the king says: "I think we have failed. We have a large number who have died and that is terrible. "The people of Sweden have suffered tremendously in difficult conditions. One thinks of all the family members who have happened to be unable to say goodbye to their deceased family members. I think it is a tough and traumatic experience not to be able to say a warm goodbye." When asked if he was afraid of being infected with Covid-19, the king - who is 74 - said: "Lately, it has felt more obvious, it has crept closer and closer. That's not what you want." Instead of relying on legal sanctions, Sweden appeals to citizens' sense of responsibility and civic duty, and issues only recommendations. There are no sanctions if they are ignored. Sweden has never imposed a nationwide lockdown or the wearing of masks, and bars and restaurants have remained open.
  11. A quarter of 426 new Sask. COVID-19 cases are children under 12 REGINA -- The province of Saskatchewan reported 426 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 25 per cent of cases reported in children under 12. Approximately 38 per cent of new cases are in people under 19-years-old. The province reported five additional deaths. Of those new cases, 340 were not vaccinated individuals, while 12 were partially vaccinated and 74 were fully vaccinated. There are 265 people are in hospital, marking the fourth consecutive day the province has exceeded its hospitalization record. According to data from the province, 201 of those are not fully vaccinated. ICU admissions remained at 54. Currently, there are 4,705 cases are considered active. The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases was 467, or 38.8 new cases per 100,000 residents. The new cases are located in the Far North West (15), Far North East (22), North West (60), North Central (29), North East (seven), Saskatoon (91), Central West (14), Central East (42), Regina (64), South West (14), South Central (16), South East (26) zones and 26 new cases have pending residence information. There were 2,882 new reported vaccine doses and 1,592 more people who became fully vaccinated. *************************** When your foolishness affects only yourself it's amusing. When it affects kids it's just plain sad.
  12. Mary Trump called her uncle a 'fu**ing loser' for suing her over a story that revealed his tax returns, saying he's acting out of desperation Sinéad Baker Wed, September 22, 2021, 2:42 AM·2 min read Mary Trump called Donald Trump a "fu**ing loser" over a lawsuit he filed against her and The New York Times. The former president claimed she and The Times hatched an "insidious plot" to get his tax returns. Mary Trump told The Daily Beast her uncle was acting in "desperation" and "the walls are closing in." Mary Trump called her uncle, former President Donald Trump, a "fu**king loser" after he filed a lawsuit against her and The New York Times over an investigation into his tax returns. Mary Trump told The Daily Beast "I think he is a fu**ing loser, and he is going to throw anything against the wall he can." "It's desperation. The walls are closing in and he is throwing anything against the wall that will stick. As is always the case with Donald, he'll try and change the subject." Trump is suing her, The Times, and three Times reporters over the 18-month investigation into Trump's finances, which won the reporters a Pulitzer Prize. Trump filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in Dutchess County, New York. In it, he claimed that Mary Trump and The Times came up with an "insidious plot" to obtain his tax records for the article. Mary Trump has been an outspoken critic of her uncle, and wrote a book critical of him. She recently told Insider's Joshua Zitser that her uncle was a "fascist." A New York Times spokesperson told Insider's Sarah Al-Arshani: "The Times's coverage of Donald Trump's taxes helped inform citizens through meticulous reporting on a subject of overriding public interest. This lawsuit is an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it." ********************** LL
  13. The harassment of JT was a black eye. Challenging the guy on his policies and failures is totally fair game. Just yelling "***hole" and other insults is grotesque, as is throwing stones. Made them look like an unruly mob and made JT look like the adult in the room. I think a lot of older people saw that and were utterly turned off the opposition. No one wants to see our politics mirror the out of control gong show that the USA has become. To some extent re-electing JT was a repudiation of that vitriol.
  14. You knew they were completely sunk when on Sunday they rolled out another "shocking" "new" blackface photo which was actually just a different photo from the last time. The Liberals ran a crappy campaign and the Cons replied with an even crappier one. Talk about blowing a golden opportunity.
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