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Old 08-10-2020, 10:33 AM
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A recent timely article from RollingStone, written by a Canadian Anthropologist ➡ https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...davis-1038206/

One of a number of good quotes from the article:
"Those who flock to beaches, bars, and political rallies, putting their fellow citizens at risk, are not exercising freedom; they are displaying, as one commentator has noted, the weakness of a people who lack both the stoicism to endure the pandemic and the fortitude to defeat it."

I for one, hope the author is wrong ... and they won't continue to 'Unravel'. But having lived down there for 12+ years in my younger days, I don't think the USofA has been so divided, and in such disarray & polarised, since the days of the Vietnam War.

And it continues to get worse ... Sad.

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Old 08-10-2020, 11:54 AM
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A recent timely article from RollingStone, written by a Canadian Anthropologist ➡ https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...davis-1038206/

One of a number of good quotes from the article:
"Those who flock to beaches, bars, and political rallies, putting their fellow citizens at risk, are not exercising freedom; they are displaying, as one commentator has noted, the weakness of a people who lack both the stoicism to endure the pandemic and the fortitude to defeat it."

I for one, hope the author is wrong ... and they won't continue to 'Unravel'. But having lived down there for 12+ years in my younger days, I don't think the USofA has been so divided, and in such disarray & polarised, since the days of the Vietnam War.

And it continues to get worse ... Sad.

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This same rolling stone, that put Justin Trudeau on a pedestal. Said Canada 🇨🇦 next great leader? How wrong the Stone is. Opinions don’t matter.
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I wonder if the author would suggest that the average Canadian has any more stoicism or fortitude. I would suggest we do not.
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You could substitute Canada for the USA, only here the PM was actually participating in protests, while ignoring social distancing
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What pandemic are they needing stoicism to endure again?
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They'll have their second civil war in less than 10 years.
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Thanks for sharing that, Selkirk. There are a handful of us on here who would agree with the author.
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They'll have their second civil war in less than 10 years.
My bet is, after November.

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This same rolling stone, that put Justin Trudeau on a pedestal. Said Canada 🇨🇦 next great leader? How wrong the Stone is. Opinions don’t matter.


You know what they say about opinions?

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Old 08-10-2020, 05:17 PM
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I wonder if the author would suggest that the average Canadian has any more stoicism or fortitude. I would suggest we do not.

At least at present, I would suggest we 'Do'

As a good example, look at the COVID-19 stats for both countries, on a 'Per Capita' basis (i.e. # of cases per capita / # in hospital per capita / # of deaths per capita). Canada has one of the best COVID-19 stats in the world ... while the USofA has, by far, the Worst stats in the world.

Go Figure . . .

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At least at present, I would suggest we 'Do'

As a good example, look at the COVID-19 stats for both countries, on a 'Per Capita' basis (i.e. # of cases per capita / # in hospital per capita / # of deaths per capita). Canada has one of the best COVID-19 stats in the world ... while the USofA has, by far, the Worst stats in the world.

Go Figure . . .

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Source?
According to Statistica deaths per million:
Belgium. 864.29
Uniyted Kingdome 700.48
Peru 658.72
Spain 610.03
Italy. 582.56
Sweden. 565.93
Chile. 538.04
USA. 479.12

And so on......

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At least at present, I would suggest we 'Do'

As a good example, look at the COVID-19 stats for both countries, on a 'Per Capita' basis (i.e. # of cases per capita / # in hospital per capita / # of deaths per capita). Canada has one of the best COVID-19 stats in the world ... while the USofA has, by far, the Worst stats in the world.

Go Figure . . .

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The USA has nine times our population density, so obviously the odds of exposure are much higher. If we had as many large cites as the USA, our stats would likely be just as bad.

And our own idiot PM was out participating in protests, and many Canadians still support the fool.
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A recent timely article from RollingStone, written by a Canadian Anthropologist ➡ https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...davis-1038206/

One of a number of good quotes from the article:
"Those who flock to beaches, bars, and political rallies, putting their fellow citizens at risk, are not exercising freedom; they are displaying, as one commentator has noted, the weakness of a people who lack both the stoicism to endure the pandemic and the fortitude to defeat it."

I for one, hope the author is wrong ... and they won't continue to 'Unravel'. But having lived down there for 12+ years in my younger days, I don't think the USofA has been so divided, and in such disarray & polarised, since the days of the Vietnam War.

And it continues to get worse ... Sad.

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Great article but it must be read completely. Strap in for a wild ride just around the corner.
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A recent timely article from RollingStone, written by a Canadian Anthropologist ➡ https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...davis-1038206/

One of a number of good quotes from the article:
"Those who flock to beaches, bars, and political rallies, putting their fellow citizens at risk, are not exercising freedom; they are displaying, as one commentator has noted, the weakness of a people who lack both the stoicism to endure the pandemic and the fortitude to defeat it."

I for one, hope the author is wrong ... and they won't continue to 'Unravel'. But having lived down there for 12+ years in my younger days, I don't think the USofA has been so divided, and in such disarray & polarised, since the days of the Vietnam War.

And it continues to get worse ... Sad.

Selkirk
Victor Hanson Davis has a book out you may find very interesting.
It is called “Mexifornia”

It goes into incredible detail on the fast downward spiral of this country. It serves as a warning to you good people as well.

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Old 08-10-2020, 06:37 PM
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A recent timely article from RollingStone, written by a Canadian Anthropologist ➡ https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...davis-1038206/

One of a number of good quotes from the article:
"Those who flock to beaches, bars, and political rallies, putting their fellow citizens at risk, are not exercising freedom; they are displaying, as one commentator has noted, the weakness of a people who lack both the stoicism to endure the pandemic and the fortitude to defeat it."

I for one, hope the author is wrong ... and they won't continue to 'Unravel'. But having lived down there for 12+ years in my younger days, I don't think the USofA has been so divided, and in such disarray & polarised, since the days of the Vietnam War.

And it continues to get worse ... Sad.

Selkirk
Great article but it must be read completely. Strap in for a wild ride just around the corner.
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LOL at another left wing, woke culture echo chamber like rolling stone whining that people need to be more stoic of all things. The irony is laughable.
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