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10 hours ago, BPA said:

Botox isn't just used to make frozen foreheads.   There are some practical uses for it.  I take it every 3 months (or try to if my schedules allows for it) for my twitching eye.  It's either that or have them drill a hole in my head to fix the problem. 

I know. But its the over-used cosmetic side thats always thrown me. 

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8 hours ago, NewbieCanuckFan said:

 

 

hmmmmm....this is going to turn out well...that is unless the goal is to strive for herd immunity.

I get the younger people being there, you can feel invincible at a certain age but the old folks in there have no one to blame but themselves if they end up in ICU. Thats just dumb and completely avoidable. 

 

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14 hours ago, kingofsurrey said:

Most school kids typically start shutting down in May or early june in a normal school year. 

It depends on the grade level and subject area. I, as most senior level Math teachers did, really liked having a Math12 Provincial. I thought it kept the students going and keen, and reviewing their year's work, much better. We coupled that with in school finals for the other secondary grades. If you want to get into the argument about final exams for Math 12, I'm willing to expand my views on this. I usually play really nicely in the sand box when a reasonable debate is going on.

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5 minutes ago, wloutet said:

It depends on the grade level and subject area. I, as most senior level Math teachers did, really liked having a Math12 Provincial. I thought it kept the students going and keen, and reviewing their year's work, much better. We coupled that with in school finals for the other secondary grades. If you want to get into the argument about final exams for Math 12, I'm willing to expand my views on this. I usually play really nicely in the sand box when a reasonable debate is going on.

I taught English 12 and Comm 12 for a couple of years and don't disagree with that, it does keep them focused to a degree.

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14 hours ago, canuckledraggin said:

What's the word on CV-19? Is there a huge spike in the cases since the protests?

 

The US should be worried about this. The protests are important. But the mass gatherings are still dangerous. 

 

The situation is Canada and the US is different at the moment. Canada and other countries, flatten the curve. The US has given up on many levels. They tried. But could not trend down. 

 

There's only so much individuals can do, the failure in leadership in the US made flattening the curve impossible. 

 

We can only hope for the best. 

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22 hours ago, Me_ said:

The Bellwoods Park numbers are starting to show up.

 

Ontario reports 356 new COVID-19 cases, 45 new deaths

 

Ontario's been at around 300-400 new cases daily for a few weeks now. Testing has just recently started to ramp up to 20,000 per day day. It was around 10,000 before that. 

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17 minutes ago, Canada Hockey Place said:

The US should be worried about this. The protests are important. But the mass gatherings are still dangerous. 

 

The situation is Canada and the US is different at the moment. Canada and other countries, flatten the curve. The US has given up on many levels. They tried. But could not trend down. 

 

There's only so much individuals can do, the failure in leadership in the US made flattening the curve impossible. 

 

We can only hope for the best. 

https://globalnews.ca/news/7030585/anti-racism-rally-vancouver-friday-george-floyd/

 

Now I'm not opposed to the idea of peaceful protests to raise awareness to a serious societal issue that needs changing or addressing but I think this is a bad idea considering the current situation we are in.  Also, some of these "peaceful protests" lead to more violence, deaths and destruction of property undermining the original message that it was meant to sent.  The organizers of these events need to consider this instead of knee jerk protests to satisfy the current anger that exists out there.  

 

How effective have these protests been?  Has something been done about it?  We had protests and riots after the Rodney King incident.  Has anything improved since?

 

I know that we have issues of our own here but they are very much different than what is going on down south.  

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8 minutes ago, coho8888 said:

https://globalnews.ca/news/7030585/anti-racism-rally-vancouver-friday-george-floyd/

 

Now I'm not opposed to the idea of peaceful protests to raise awareness to a serious societal issue that needs changing or addressing but I think this is a bad idea considering the current situation we are in.  Also, some of these "peaceful protests" lead to more violence, deaths and destruction of property undermining the original message that it was meant to sent.  The organizers of these events need to consider this instead of knee jerk protests to satisfy the current anger that exists out there.  

 

How effective have these protests been?  Has something been done about it?  We had protests and riots after the Rodney King incident.  Has anything improved since?

 

I know that we have issues of our own here but they are very much different than what is going on down south.  

The Rodney King riots were about 30 years ago and things aren't any better now and you wonder why people are rioting?

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2 minutes ago, KoreanHockeyFan said:

I wish the news would start reporting the positivity rate for new cases. These daily updates on virus numbers are starting to get skewed as governments increase their capacity for more testing.

I try to keep tabs on the hospitalization rate, although that can be tough to keep tabs on outside of a local area.  (Like I hear BCs numbers regularly, but nothing outside of that)

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5 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

I try to keep tabs on the hospitalization rate, although that can be tough to keep tabs on outside of a local area.  (Like I hear BCs numbers regularly, but nothing outside of that)

That could be a potential proxy, but I think the amount of people with mild symptoms is just as important. Of course the severity of the virus stems from its ability to hospitalize people, but I also find the rate at which it spreads and how it's able to hide by not causing symptoms is just as scary. 

 

The amount of carriers is just as important as how many people have been hospitalized. 

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32 minutes ago, coho8888 said:

https://globalnews.ca/news/7030585/anti-racism-rally-vancouver-friday-george-floyd/

 

Now I'm not opposed to the idea of peaceful protests to raise awareness to a serious societal issue that needs changing or addressing but I think this is a bad idea considering the current situation we are in.  Also, some of these "peaceful protests" lead to more violence, deaths and destruction of property undermining the original message that it was meant to sent.  The organizers of these events need to consider this instead of knee jerk protests to satisfy the current anger that exists out there.  

 

How effective have these protests been?  Has something been done about it?  We had protests and riots after the Rodney King incident.  Has anything improved since?

 

I know that we have issues of our own here but they are very much different than what is going on down south.  

at this point it's transcended race, imo, and has moved into a movement against the militarism of the police forces around the US and the world for that matter.

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2 hours ago, wloutet said:

It depends on the grade level and subject area. I, as most senior level Math teachers did, really liked having a Math12 Provincial. I thought it kept the students going and keen, and reviewing their year's work, much better. We coupled that with in school finals for the other secondary grades. If you want to get into the argument about final exams for Math 12, I'm willing to expand my views on this. I usually play really nicely in the sand box when a reasonable debate is going on.

Yah those were the old days when BC highschools had rigor. Kids used to study hard right to the end of june in their academic classes back when highschool courses had provincial exams...  Most importantly teachers were compared to each other in the school / district / province based on their students exam scores.... So teachers were relentless in driving students to perform on these exams.

 

Those days are long gone nowdays... now every  kid gets a gold sticker and told they can become a doctor if they want to....

Most teachers have zero clue about jobs in trades and tech and instead tell kids to get a bachelors degree... they fail to mention to the kids that this will likely get them a job at a local starbucks...

 

 

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21 hours ago, kingofsurrey said:

Very little is fully understood about covid.  Posters like you that are posting things as facts....   well that is just irresponsible.

 

Saying asymptomatic transmisson MAY occur....  well ANY grade 3 student in BC would tell you is not a  a responsible statement. 

right

so you are suggesting

we stop using our brains

and parse the details of what is known about this virus

so we can make intelligent decisions about our health and activities

and instead

cloak our lives in a solid mantel of fear?

this thread is so polarized

the internet is becoming silly

fear mongering is the rule for so many

 

the person you are responding to simply quoted a reliable source

and you believe you know better??

amazing

 

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and i am happy to report

that my wish to dine out occasionally at my favourite places

is again restored

 

the feedback i received when i expressed this desire around a month ago

did not prevent this reality from happening

small comforts have been realized

 

and the infection rate in bc has continued to go down

am still baffled how that could possibly have have happened

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20 minutes ago, stawns said:

at this point it's transcended race, imo, and has moved into a movement against the militarism of the police forces around the US and the world for that matter.

I think the judicial system is in play at here as well.  The police put the criminals in Jail and the judicial system sets them free.  Frustrations ensue.  Not saying that this the main cause but it does factor into it.

 

 

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Just now, coho8888 said:

I think the judicial system is in play at here as well.  The police put the criminals in Jail and the judicial system sets them free.  Frustrations ensue.  Not saying that this the main cause but it does factor into it.

 

 

agree and disagree.  The judicial system is an issue, for sure, because it provides earning opportunities for the private prison companies and disagree because the disproportionate number of the incarcerated are men of colour or those in poverty..........I don't see them letting a lot of people off "free".

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