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    wanna-b-fanboy got a reaction from bustamente in US Politics   
    Huh. Well there's that.
     
     
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to Noeller in 2021 Blue Bombers Training Camp/Pre-Season Stuff   
    https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/07/23/training-camp-far/
     
    Some really great stuff from Our Man Tait, with an assessment of the team through two weeks... 
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to SpeedFlex27 in Covid-19   
    Calgary Morning Television News Anchor: "And here we have a live shot of the Stampede Grounds at this morning's Premier's Stampede Breakfast. We see Jason Kenney being attacked by 2 Covid 19 Delta viruses but it doesn't appear to be slowing him down... as he says the Pandemic is over. Jason Kenney always going with the science"
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    wanna-b-fanboy got a reaction from blue_gold_84 in The Anthropogenic Climate Change Thread   
    How does every month of June stack up against each other?
     
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to SpeedFlex27 in Covid-19   
    Some people on social media re making this out to be a bigger deal than it is. Valerie Bertinelli, the widow of Eddie Van Halen described Clapton today as, "Once a ****, always a ****". He is being criticized by social media types but I doubt he cares. Clapton is 76 years of age & has physical ailments that affect his ability to play guitar. He said he had a bad reaction to the AZ vaccine & couldn't feel his hands for 2 weeks. So, he doesn't think it's right to exclude unvaccinated fans from his concerts so he's decided to cancel any show that won't let them attend. 
    Clapton's concert schedule before Covid was severely curtailed. Gone are the months or years long world tours. He is more of a nostalgic act now. A few concerts here & there. Fans want to hear the old tunes & not any new ones. Young music fans have never heard of him. He's becoming irrelevant & so is his opinion.  It's also his decision to not play to just the vaccinated. Clapton's career is like a private business & in reality he is a private contractor. He doesn't need the money or the adulation. I don't agree with him as he is wrong but really, who cares what he thinks? 
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to WildPath in 2021 Blue Bombers Training Camp/Pre-Season Stuff   
    All this talk about Nichols/Lapo has me absolutely pumped to play them this year. As a matter of fact, I'll go circle the date on my calendar right now....
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to Mark F in 2021 Blue Bombers Training Camp/Pre-Season Stuff   
    year 2037 a.d.
    longest morning big blue thread:
    was it Nichols or Lapo that sucked.
     
    most comments: 17 to 85 (jr)
    and some others.
    sub topic. did Damon Allen suck.
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to stevethe3rd in 2021 Blue Bombers Training Camp/Pre-Season Stuff   
    There will be changes to the offence which will be negatives. Lapo is one of the best at using motion to create angles in the run game that give a huge advantage. He was constantly evolving this which really allowed Harris and Streveler to be very successful. The argument can be made that the passing game will improve with Buck and overall it will be a net benefit but thats not a guarantee. 
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to Bigblue204 in Covid-19   
    So I had an interesting morning on twitter after I said I agreed that Governments should not be mandating vaccine passports for grocery stores/food purchasing. But I also think private companies whose only service is a want/privilege (in this case movie theatres) SHOULD be able to mandate vaccines in order to get in.

    Of course the anti-vaxxers said I was promoting a two tiered society (wait until they find out about our financial system) and that companies shouldn't be allowed to discriminate against those choosing to not get the vax. And I had to legitimately describe to people what a NEED is and what a WANT is.

    And this got me thinking. How is this any different than money? Let me explain and see if you can find any flaws in my logic.

    I don't want to work anymore. It's hard and can even be life threatening in some instances. At the very least, most jobs come with some underlying issue that is sure to impact your health. So I have decided to no longer work, in anyway...of course this means I no longer want to make money. BUT I still want everything that society has to offer to be open to me. If I want to go to the theatres I should be able to. If I want to go get a brand new car, I should be able to. If a company says "Sorry but you HAVE to pay for this product/service" that is discrimination and shouldn't be allowed.
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to 17to85 in Covid-19   
    The hard part is mine are 3 and 6 months. Even if children get approved for a vaccine it will probably be 2+ and the baby will still be unvaccinated. People just need to keep being smart about this stuff and put an end to the spread.
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to WildPath in Canadian Politics   
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to Wideleft in Covid-19   
    “Ninety-eight percent of hospitalized individuals with covid in Arkansas are unvaccinated,” Williams said.
    Even though treatments are better than they were originally, a larger share of patients are ending up in intensive care, and the fatality rate for those patients remains high, experts said.
    “That’s just indicative of the more virulent quality of the delta variant,” Williams said. “It will make people sick, even people that are young and would not have felt any consequence from the original wild variant.”
    Frighteningly, he said, far more children are being hospitalized, which was very rare until recently. As of mid-July, a dozen children were in Arkansas Children’s Hospital, he said, and two were on ventilators.
     
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/interactive/2021/unvaccinated-case-rate-delta-surge/?itid=hp_mr_3
     
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    wanna-b-fanboy got a reaction from rebusrankin in Covid-19   
    I would temper that sentiment- there are many who can not get the vaccine. My kids who are under 12 are not "the truly stupid", nor is my co-worker's wife who is immuno-compromised.
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to WildPath in Covid-19   
    Too broad of a brush stroke. Like all vaccinations, there are unfortunately some people who are vulnerable, yet cannot be vaccinated. There are kids who are not eligible and won't be for a while too. A small minority of those with the vaccinations will have "breakthrough" cases, but I'm not sure what percent of the small percentage get negative effects more than a bad cold. Its people like this that the anti-vaxxers don't give a sh-- about. I don't think its 100% accurate, but I do like the term "The Darwin Wave"
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    wanna-b-fanboy got a reaction from WildPath in Covid-19   
    I would temper that sentiment- there are many who can not get the vaccine. My kids who are under 12 are not "the truly stupid", nor is my co-worker's wife who is immuno-compromised.
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to WildPath in Covid-19   
    I feel bad that we have systems of power and education that allow so many of these beliefs to be held. This should be viewed as people slipping through the cracks and not having a sufficient level of critical thinking ability. As much as individuals professing crazy, society-harming beliefs pisses me off, the systems that allow so many people to have these views needs to be examined. Its a low bar, but surpassing the US in vaccination rates despite more supply issues says something about our education system and other power dynamics that exist.
    That we haven't got 80% of eligible people in the province a vaccine after over a year of having Covid.... I could imagine it if we said that the threat was coming, but we've already lived it. I guess going through restrictions, masking, etc. hasn't been so bad for the anti-mask/restrictions crowd that has disregarded public health measures.
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to the watcher in Covid-19   
    That same thought keeps creeping in my head as well when I see unmasked people indoors. But I don't like thinking that way. It's not good for my mind ,spirit and well being to feel that way. But I can't deny it is there.
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    wanna-b-fanboy got a reaction from blue_gold_84 in Covid-19   
    Delta... here we go.
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    wanna-b-fanboy got a reaction from the watcher in Covid-19   
    Agreed, if someone asked me to borrow my vax card... they would be in for a unvarnished metadescriptive fire hose of profanity that would make George Carlin blush.
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to WildPath in Covid-19   
    Hopefully there's a record somehow tied to the ID she needed to produce. And hopefully, eventually, she will be able to produce evidence of it or something equal to a vax card. On the plus side, we got my son's birth certificate today and he's now a Canadian citizen, even though he was born at St. B. So at least he should be entitled to public health care too. My wife and son have not been able to be added to my private blue cross through work either because she does not have a MB health card.
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to Wideleft in Canadian Politics   
    As an Honorary Witness to the TRC, Kinew was obligated to speak up at that moment.  This seems lost on so many people.
     
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    wanna-b-fanboy reacted to TrueBlue4ever in Covid-19   
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    wanna-b-fanboy got a reaction from Sard in Covid-19   
    Agreed, if someone asked me to borrow my vax card... they would be in for a unvarnished metadescriptive fire hose of profanity that would make George Carlin blush.
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