Am I the only one feeling trapped in a really bad B-grade Sci-Fi movie? With elements of some Austin Powers thrown in? Complete with supporting cast of Keystoners (smoking of course).
The most powerful nation in the world is about to go down in a blithering heap of …. nothing. Fade away into the horizon as bickering amongst them that are in charge continues. Blame gets thrown around. And the virus spreads. And more people get sick. And we here on the edge in oh Canada do what exactly? The good words are being shoveled our way more forcefully.
I think this is an issue where both sides of the borders govt’s (small g now) are praying that a early warmer spring will solve everything. Note to readers. It Won’t.
Why? Could it have been the budget cuts? Brought on by massive tax breaks? For 35 yrs? Destruction of oversight organizations? Too much golf? twaating? self glorification?
Lead by those so thoroughly unsuited for leadership that every word from their mouths will be another nail in their coffins (someday, maybe). Don’t they realize how exposed they are to their own bullshit, thrown around with such vigor that there is a coating upon every head still standing.
How do they see this one ending? Its not just going to go away with the next fabricated news loop. A government who lies repeatedly, doing whatever they want, is dangerous to all of us. And this will be the poster example.
On another note somewhat related. If you’ve been following Julian Assange, you’d know just how bad this lying is for us. BTW give some support to Assange by writing to him. His extradition will be the end of what is left of journalism. If you have no idea who he is or why you should do this, may I suggest you take your head out of your ass?
Sometime in the next 7-10 days we should have rapidly expanding cases here in complacent North America. Do you honestly believe we will come out unscathed?
It looked to me yesterday that the GDP (generally dumb people), might have had a wake-up call. DOW down 7.8 % after the previous 2 weeks slide. Well I think the bankers woke up too. Now its going to be pour the coal ($$$) on folks! Reduce interest rates. We are going to print money to boost the failing economy. Which may or may not work. Which doesn’t address containing the virus or it’s impact to the health care system. (or health ignorance system)
Soon they’ll even start looking at the people. Who will be suffering mightily. I think those people will be pissed off when they see how poorly their governments have managed.
Here’s the “other” side of Dr. Chris in discussion with John Rubino going over the financial implications for the virus. I think that it is unwise to think that a massive injection of borrowed cash will overcome the crushing results of the health and distrust issues coming.
Rabobank: “Dead Bat Bounce”. by Michael Every of Rabobank. Let me paraphrase, ” It don’t mean nothin, till the health crisis event is solved“
Most concerning is the lack of any real testing capabilities here in oh Canada and down in the Excited States. Its difficult to decide on an effective response when you don’t have accurate information. Period.
oH Canada isn’t showing on the radar of effective testing, because our numbers aren’t that scary yet. But we also have managed to hide behind happy words and limited testing so far. Would be interesting to get some notes from front liners on this.
A quick search of CBC’s site shows this as the most current update.
From Health Canada’s site. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. The risk to Canadian travellers abroad is generally low but will vary depending on the destination. The Public Health Agency of Canada is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in other countries. Please consult the destination page on travel.gc.ca for the latest travel advice. It is important for all travellers to monitor their health when they return to Canada. While abroad, you may have come in contact with the novel coronavirus. PHAC asks that you monitor your health for fever, cough and difficulty breathing for 14 days after you arrive in Canada. If you have these symptoms, call the public health authority in the province or territory you are in to inform them. They will provide advice on what you should do. The research and data on COVID-19 continues to grow and evolve. We will continue to adapt our advice for travellers based on the latest science available.I submit this is lame, because as said before… if you aren’t testing how do you know?
Here we sit. What we are really dealing with is an attempt by our Gov’ts to contain this as an economic event, when it’s actually a health event – then an economic event. The financial side is a result of a house of cards getting weaker and weaker (one of the Giant Turdballs), pumped up with fake money. Sooner or later it will collapse. This may be the event that does it, it may not.
In the meantime the smoke signals coming from our leaders are just that…smoke.
Hang in there, prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
ps. To you snow birds contemplating a trip south. Did you factor in 4 weeks of quarantine? Riiight, you’re not reading anything bad.
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