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  1. That depends on what Mourtada shows in practice (obviously). His lifetime stats are not good and certainly not as good as Legghio's. Tough spot we're in on the placekicking side of things...
  2. They seriously need to consider regional measures for places like the Bible Belt in the South. The pandemic is almost 2 years old, vaccines have been administered since December 2020(!) and some people still choose to endanger others. Time to stop coddling the fools. If Manitoba can lead on Vaccine Passports, they can lead on this as well.
  3. A 10% cut while costs are always rising is not insignificant, especially when you consider that CBC was at the forefront of providing digital news and media to Canadians during this time. Also take into account that CBC lost major ad revenue (anywhere from 50 to 175 million) when they lost the NHL contract in 2013. You might be surprised at how much it costs to produce a single episode for television. Now consider that CBC's mandate is to provide content for all Canadians in English and French on Radio and Television. It also provides streaming music and other digital content for free to Canadians. I won't even touch the 10 or 12 trucks comment because it goes beyond hyperbole. I know enough people who worked at CBC to know that local news programming has been slashed to the point where it is almost impossible to deliver any kind of quality news daily. As for non-news ratings, if you want more Big Brother and Real Housewives in your TV menu, have at it. I'm glad there is programming for thinking people. I'll repeat that both sides of the political spectrum are complaining about CBC bias, so maybe your problem isn't with the CBC.
  4. So the CPC will eliminate advertising on CBC TV to prepare it for sale to private interests that will require advertising. It doesn't take a genius to realize they want to destroy what's left of what they started destroying under Harper. Local programming is almost unwatchable, not because of bias - but because local news programming and staff were slashed under Harper. You need staff to create strong programming and it sure doesn't start and end with reporters. I hear claims of liberal bias in regards to the CBC, but I hear equal claims that they are too conservative and need to get rid of what's left of Harper's board appointees. If both sides of the spectrum are complaining, it tells me that they're not as biased as some people suggest.
  5. It's way back in this thread, but I firmly believe that the most recent slide began with Reagan telling Americans that they can't trust government and then winning the Presidency.
  6. The Golden Rule predates the bible - any of them. It's the only thing people really need to understand.
  7. It would make sense that his next test is not so "randomly" chosen.
  8. Great response to Rebel Media reporter trying to make Rebel Media (and not the election) the main story.
  9. I had the same immediate reaction based on what the American military/governement has said, but I also don't know if the former Afghan government ordered their American supplied weaponry destroyed when they surrendered.
  10. North of Hwy 3, maybe.
  11. Alberta still has about 1.5 million unvaxxed. Only 52% of America is fully vaxxed. When you're working with the smaller Manitoba numbers, I believe it skews the percentages.
  12. Not exactly sure what you're asking, but if you're wondering why our vaccination rate is so high, I think it's because Manitoba's population is majority urban. If you're asking why we have more cases from vaxxed people (and I haven't seen that data), it could be because we have more vaxxed people and that many of the infections occurred before 2nd vax + 2 weeks. But I'm just speculating.
  13. Craig is a respiratory therapist at Boundary Trails Health Centre between Morden and Winkler.
  14. Only because of this particular set of circumstances. What he's doing isn't unusual, though.
  15. Help me out: Is it Alberbama or Alberssippi? This is not a Beaverton article! UCP caucus chair suggests he hopes to see accelerated COVID rates before decline in Alberta Nathan Neudorf says UCP's pandemic plan will allow COVID to go through unvaccinated population Sarah Moore · CBC News · Posted: Aug 29, 2021 3:38 PM MT | Last Updated: 3 hours ago United Conservative Party caucus chair Nathan Neudorf suggested he is hopeful Alberta will see an "accelerated case rate, but then a very quick decline" of COVID-19 as the coronavirus makes its way through the more than 1.5 million Albertans who have yet to be vaccinated. Appearing on Bridge City News, a program based in Lethbridge on Friday, Neudorf spoke to the UCP government's decision to loosen COVID-19 restrictions, now that cases in Alberta are soaring. Alberta recorded 1,168 new cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 26 — several hundred more than any other Canadian province. "Once these case numbers have gone through the unvaccinated, where do they go?" the Lethbridge-East MLA said. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/nathan-neudorf-ucp-covid-1.6157132
  16. From 3DownNation: Friday, August 13 Toronto Argonauts (1-0) at Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-0), 8:30 p.m. ET Betting Line: Bombers -8 IG Field will play host to this week’s only matchup featuring undefeated teams as the new-look Argos take on the reigning Grey Cup champions. McLeod Bethel-Thompson was excellent against Calgary in Week 1, throwing for over 300 yards and two touchdowns, while Brady Oliveira shone in place of an injured Andrew Harris for Winnipeg. DUNK: It’s one thing to beat a young Calgary team, quite another to win against a veteran blue and gold squad. BOMBERS HODGE: Calgary couldn’t apply consistent pressure to McLeod Bethel-Thompson, but Winnipeg will. BOMBERS ABBOTT: Toronto wasn’t perfect in Week 1, but I’m sold on this star-studded roster. This won’t be the type of low-scoring game Winnipeg can grind away on the ground. ARGOS BALLANTINE: I believe in the Stampeders of old, or the Argos of current. ARGOS FILOSO: Jefferson, Richardson and Jeffcoat all missed practice time. Even if they play, they won’t be 100 percent. Advantage: Toronto. ARGOS GASSON: This could be sneaky good. BOMBERS HUDSON: Toronto was effective on a scripted first drive and a veteran-driven late field goal last week. This won’t be enough against a Winnipeg team more experienced than Calgary was. BOMBERS LUDWIG: Winnipeg has a lot of key players who are banged up but they’re still the safe pick. Toronto is volatile and trendy, and I need to see Collaros repeat his performance. ARGOS MCGUIRE: McBeth caught some breaks in Week 1. Won’t happen in Week 2. BOMBERS SMITH: I don’t believe in the Argos yet. BOMBERS ARGOS — 4 BOMBERS — 6
  17. You've got a ways to go. Behold top rank!
  18. Disagree. You can draw a direct line between party policy and most politicians' ambitions. There's a certain party that believes that the strongest should survive and screw everyone else. It's not a big jump to guess at their own motivations from there.
  19. Just watched CFL wired for this week. The Bombers (admittedly Darvin didn't play) don't do a lot of yapping on the field it seems. Actions speak louder than words.
  20. We covered a lot of the "merit-based" hiring issue in the Gender Wage-Gap thread over in General Discussion. The thread got locked because *some* people could not accept simple facts. Strange that most of them over there aren't locked for the same reason.
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