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« Reply #675 on: January 25, 2022, 05:40:03 PM »

According to the Canadian Trucking Association, the vast majority of truck drivers have been vaccinated. Sadly, it's this ignorant, uncouth, loud minority that gets the attention as they "fight for freedom" by driving their trucks to Ottawa, wasting fuel, money, and time, and disrupting others on the road. This sort of thing gets media coverage because it is disruptive.

On the "fortunate" side of all this, these narcissists won't have their demands met no matter how severe their tantrums. Their "causes" have no basis in reality and that's that.

Hopefully, a month from now we won't be talking about the Covidiot Clown Convoy, much in the same way the "Roll For Freedom" garbage a few years ago fizzled out in pretty short order.

Best of all, GoFundMe froze the fundraiser for this stupid convoy earlier today.

Looks to me like the fundraiser is still open to donations. They've raised $4.5M of a $5M goal.
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« Reply #676 on: January 25, 2022, 05:44:42 PM »

Looks to me like the fundraiser is still open to donations. They've raised $4.5M of a $5M goal.

I believe they're not allowing the cash to be withdrawn until they can document how it will be disseminated to the supports.
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« Reply #677 on: January 25, 2022, 07:08:46 PM »

So, truckers complaining that groceries aren't getting to stores because truckers can't cross borders are driving across Canada not delivering groceries?  And people are donating money and taking these "Freedom Fighters" food on their journey? 

I really pine for the days when news came on one hour a day, and was delivered by guys like Cronkite, or was printed in one of two or three different papers in your city, who may have had slightly different takes on facts, but nevertheless, reported the actual facts.

Today's world of "alternative facts" and "fake news" and a million different "news" sources where you can choose the news you like is just bad, and is only going to get worse. 

I wish there was a way I could move somewhere like New Zealand. I love Canada, but we are far too close to the US, and this disease that is rampant there is spreading too easily across the border.  And COVID is an issue too.
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« Reply #678 on: January 25, 2022, 08:23:55 PM »

Looks to me like the fundraiser is still open to donations. They've raised $4.5M of a $5M goal.

It was reported on multiple outlets earlier today that GoFundMe has put a hold on the money raised until a clear plan has been presented by the organizer(s). It doesn't specify as to whether or not donations can still be made.

So, truckers complaining that groceries aren't getting to stores because truckers can't cross borders are driving across Canada not delivering groceries?  And people are donating money and taking these "Freedom Fighters" food on their journey? 

I really pine for the days when news came on one hour a day, and was delivered by guys like Cronkite, or was printed in one of two or three different papers in your city, who may have had slightly different takes on facts, but nevertheless, reported the actual facts.

Today's world of "alternative facts" and "fake news" and a million different "news" sources where you can choose the news you like is just bad, and is only going to get worse. 

I wish there was a way I could move somewhere like New Zealand. I love Canada, but we are far too close to the US, and this disease that is rampant there is spreading too easily across the border.  And COVID is an issue too.

There are covidiots in NZ, though. Along with purveyors of misinformation and peddlers of conspiracies.

If you really want to get away from the nonsense of the world, a secluded cabin is probably your only option.
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« Reply #679 on: January 25, 2022, 09:05:46 PM »

Just saw that #FluTruxKlan is trending...

Someone else noted to look at the truckers in the convoy, and see if they represent what a typical trucker looks like these days, or are they a specific subgroup.
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« Reply #680 on: January 25, 2022, 09:28:17 PM »

729 now in Hospital, 49 in ICU, and 6 more people have died.
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« Reply #681 on: January 26, 2022, 11:56:55 AM »

The ones who will drive a truck empty across Canada just to Ottawa are like same ones in the south who flew to the u.s. . What a waste of money and time. Stupid driving to be Ottawa . I think it's just money used to blow gas and party it up in hotels . They want freedom . Then just don't think of yourself .
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« Reply #682 on: January 26, 2022, 07:47:23 PM »

720 people now in hospital, 49 in ICU, and 3 more deaths. Uncle had no issue's getting into the hospital this morning. Had some heart issue's was admitted ASAP.
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« Reply #683 on: January 28, 2022, 10:07:20 PM »

715 patients are in hospital, 52 in ICU, and 23 more deaths.
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« Reply #684 on: January 31, 2022, 07:27:24 PM »

After the weekend Manitoba now has 735 in hospital, 56 in ICU, and 19 more deaths.
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« Reply #685 on: February 01, 2022, 06:02:18 PM »

There now 737 in hospital, 54 in ICU, and we had 7 more deaths.
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« Reply #686 on: February 02, 2022, 09:19:23 PM »

There are now 744 in Hospital, 54 in ICU, and there was 14 more deaths.
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« Reply #687 on: February 03, 2022, 10:35:18 PM »

Down town Winnipeg will be a little crazy tomorrow with the truckers pep rally. Will be a nightmare for traffic. Mite be a snow day for anyone that works down town. 
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« Reply #688 on: February 04, 2022, 08:09:47 PM »

Now 707 people in Hospital in Manitoba, 52 in ICU, with 39 of those people with active covid case. We also had 3 more deaths.
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« Reply #689 on: February 04, 2022, 08:15:58 PM »

For those thinking this is now a "milder form" and we can just skate through, I just heard about a woman going into ICU after her whole family testing positive for COVID, immediately put into a medically induced coma and is touch and go.  6 teen boys at home being taken care of by 77 year old grandma. 

A good friend is lending a hand, putting together food and necessities, trying to give grandma some support. 

Talk about heartbreaking.  Hope she beats the odds...

Just an update, it was touch and go for a bit, she was in a coma for almost a week, and then things turned around, she started breathing on her own, and they wanted to keep her in the hospital, but she said "Nope, I got stuff to do", and now is at home... one of the lucky ones that our HCW's saved...
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