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FeXL Mar 15th, 2020 06:23 PM

So, Zippy the Wonder Slug has awakened from his long winter's nap, took a hit from the bong, saw his shadow and suddenly wants to spend a billion bucks on coronavirus. Of course, the borders remain open, including a certain rear entry Kaybeck port well-known to illegal aliens where the Queen's Horsemen carry your luggage for you. Unfortunately, because he lied about the budget being balanced this year, it's gonna be a bit tougher than he predicted. Maybe the budget won't merely "balance itself" after all...

Trudeau’s ‘fiscal firepower’ against COVID-19 limited

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Announcing billions of dollars in new government spending on Friday to combat the looming economic recession in the wake of COVID-19 and crashing oil prices, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau twice referred to Canada having the “fiscal firepower” to do so.

Except the reality is Trudeau would have a lot more fiscal firepower at his disposal if he had fulfilled his 2015 election promise — a promise, not a prediction — that his budget would be balanced this year, with a $1 billion surplus.
And when the terrorists are even smarter than Dear Leader (I know, I know. That ain't exactly sayin' much...).

JIHAD ENOUGH ISIS warns terrorists to avoid Europe over coronavirus fears as killer ‘plague’ sweeps continent

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ISIS warlords have ordered their twisted followers to avoid heading to Europe over fears they will catch the coronavirus.

FeXL Mar 15th, 2020 06:30 PM

~v Becauth ith's 2015!!!
 
Travellers at Pearson airport complaining about lack of COVID-19 screening

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Travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport are reporting a lack of COVID-19 screening a day after the federal government announced new national measures to screen for the virus.

“Six agents on duty, zero screening, no masks, no sanitizer in site, “ traveller Glen Canning wrote on Twitter late Saturday. “This is as unsafe as it can get.”
And the result?

Ontario reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 103

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Ontario officials reported 24 new COVID-19 cases in the province in the last 24 hours, taking the provincial total including recoveries to 103.

The province now has 98 active cases of novel coronavirus infection, up from 74 on Friday morning, while recovered cases remain at five.
Related:

Ontario Medical Association says all elective surgery to be put on hold

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The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) says all non-essential care and elective surgery will temporarily be put on hold as the province directs its efforts towards battling COVID-19.

In an email sent to Ontario medical staff, the OMA said the “difficult decision” was made “to protect all health-care providers, patients and the public, and most importantly, to manage what we expect may be tremendous demand on the system from spread of the virus. ”
More (updated numbers):

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Ontario has confirmed 39 new cases of COVID-19, the biggest single-day jump since it started tracking the numbers.

The new cases push the total number in the province to 142, which includes five recoveries.

FeXL Mar 15th, 2020 06:32 PM

Germany seals its borders as 100m Europeans on lockdown

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Walls are being raised and mass quarantines enforced across Europe to combat the spread of the coronavirus, with Germany the latest to partly seal its borders, banning entrants from France, Switzerland and Austria from Monday.

More than 100 million people across the continent are on lockdown after Spain announced it would follow Italy in confining citizens to their homes for 15 days unless they had to buy food or medicine, go to work or seek medical treatment.
But it's OK!

Canada hath thigns up at the airporths...

FeXL Mar 15th, 2020 06:34 PM

RACIS'!!!

AOC and Ted Cruz AGREE on health tips during coronavirus outbreak: Stay home if you can - and wash your hands

Curious, this about face from a few days back:

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She blasted New Yorkers for refusing to support Asian shops and restaurants fearing infection, leading to a plummet in their business.

'Honestly, it sounds almost so silly to say, but there's a lot of restaurants that are feeling the pain of racism,' she said in an Instagram Live.

'People are literally not patronizing Chinese restaurants. They're not patronizing Asian restaurants because of just straight-up racism around the coronavirus.'
Wonder if she fell in the bathtub & banged her head or sumthin'...

FeXL Mar 15th, 2020 06:41 PM

Progs. Never willing to let a disaster go to waste.

Illinois Mayor May Ban Guns, Firearms Sales Over Coronavirus Panic

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An Illinois mayor has signed an executive order taking up wide-ranging emergency powers that she claims gives her the authority to halt the sale of all firearms and ammunition. The declaration is being framed as a response to the Chinese coronavirus.
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Mayor Feinen now claims the power to ban gun and ammo sales, the sale of alcohol, the opening of bars and taverns, and the sale of gasoline. The executive order also gives her the power to shut down electrical services and to take possession of private property within the city.
And people wonder why I have a filled 125 gallon slip tank. Nope, ain't for drivin', save for emergencies. But that'll run our genset for a week or two... ;)

Speaking of which, regular gas at Costco, Lethbridge, this afternoon was 0.769/litre. That's down 12 cents from when I filled up there Thu.

FeXL Mar 15th, 2020 06:43 PM

You simply cannot fix stupid...

AOC Squad Member Calls for Freeing Prisoners and ICE Detainees for Our Health, Of Course!

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No, we do not stutter.

After she called anyone racist who dared speak the country of origin of the coronavirus, COVID-19, otherwise known as CHINA, Massachusetts Democrat Ayanna Pressley then proceeded to question experts about freeing prisoners to stop the spread of the disease.

As a card-carrying member of The Squad — made up of radical Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib — Pressley has as one of her pet issues the emptying of prisons.

Macfury Mar 15th, 2020 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by FeXL (Post 2715208)
Speaking of which, regular gas at Costco, Lethbridge, this afternoon was 0.769/litre. That's down 12 cents from when I filled up there Thu.

Because the price of gas never goes down with a drop in the price of crude, dontchaknow.

SINC Mar 15th, 2020 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Macfury (Post 2715214)
Because the price of gas never goes down with a drop in the price of crude, dontchaknow.

Costco gas here and in Edmonton today is 69.9/litre.

Macfury Mar 15th, 2020 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by SINC (Post 2715232)
Costco gas here and in Edmonton today is 69.9/litre.

79 in Ontario. It will all be forgotten when prices rebound.

Beej Mar 16th, 2020 10:16 AM

CDC updated the test numbers and the U.S. is still way behind.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...ing-in-us.html

They are approaching 3,000 tests per day compared to about 1,000 in Alberta, to take an extreme example from Canada. As private lab testing ramps up the CDC's data may not be useful, but given that the U.S. has 74 times the population of Alberta, they are far behind on knowing the scale of their problem.


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