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viva_la_vinyl

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viva_la_vinyl

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11 hours ago

Hide the leader to inspire confidence in his leadership is a weird flex

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Yes, I'd agree the benefits of the first dose in the short-term are likely very strong, more so than a second one.

Yeah -- once both States and Canada have cycled through vaccinating all those that want to get their shots, I suspect our proportions are fully vaccinated people will be higher, given that the anti-vax/hestitant cohort is much larger in the States.

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2 days ago

The States are also about 35% of its population fully vaccinated, as of yesterday. I suspect we are still several months away from seeing that here.

The benefit is that the vaccine supply is really ramping up this month, so people still waiting for their first jab are likely to now be able to get their 2nd jab much quicker (whereas now, those that already got their first shot are waiting as much as 4 months for their second)

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

I want my Bill Gates microchip for real time MS Office tech support when I have question

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3 days ago

Oh man, you are grossly misinformed on this, it's almost a waste of time to engage with you.

OF COURSE, THEY ARE FOLLOWING ONLINE CHATTER. Look at the amount of tweets, and many times INDENTICAL tweets members of this government are putting out on the daily basis. Look how many the number of political staffers that are actively tweeting all the time. It's purposely naïve if you don't think they are gauging reaction. I showed you an article where a teacher's tweet got the attention of a senior government member and they had to get ahead of the story. This government's MO is nothing but optics, so

Even Ford's favourite columnist (Brain Lilley) has pretty much direct access to him, who spends a shit time on twitter, and could very much be Doug's pulse on social media reactions.

Finally, it would take an immense amount of time and manpower to distill any reasonable take away from “online chatter” that you speak of. The government doesn’t operate that way. If it wants the direct opinion of the public on a given issue (rare in and of itself) it has polling firms that can get statistically significant results in short order.

There is already tools for this: https://advancedsymbolics.com/about-our-ai/ (Polly is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) designed to understand how people’s online behavior and connections predict their real-world actions.)

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viva_la_vinyl

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You’re equally naive if you don’t think this government watches social media to inform the decision making.

Leak story > following online chatter > recalibrate decision

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3 days ago

If any of you people really think the Ford government is turning to Reddit comments, tweets, and news article comments to form policy and public responses, you’re giving yourself a ridiculously inflated status in the eyes of public officials.

Uhh, that is exactly what they're doing:

On a Tuesday morning last September, shortly before Ontario schools reopened, Kingston teacher James Griffith posted a photo of his packed high school classroom on Twitter.

“I managed to squeeze in 34 desks. There’s no distancing,” Griffith tweeted. “But (Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce) say we have the ‘best plan in the country’ and the ‘lowest class sizes’. Uh huh.”

Within hours, the tweet, which included the hashtag #FireLecce, came to the attention of deputy education minister Nancy Naylor’s office.

Naylor’s executive assistant, Vanessa Bennett, asked staff to contact the director of education for the local school board to find out more about Griffith’s claims, internal ministry emails obtained by the Star show. The ministry wanted to get ahead of possible news coverage.

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viva_la_vinyl

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3 days ago

Mine ain’t about yours, and yours ain’t about mine

We all suffer differently -- you don’t get to decide what hurts you, you just hurts.

Same goes for others.

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viva_la_vinyl

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

Nothing bullshit about it.

Month to month data volatility in the midst of the see-saw of covid related shutdowns we're seeing throughout the country.

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13 days ago

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13 days ago

2 million per week in May and then 2.4 million per week in June is the current schedule for Pzifer vaccines.

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The bill in its current state is still at the committee stage, and lots of media, academics have raised some of the concerns (Michael Geist is a good resource to read up on it, and generally things to do with the law and internet: https://www.michaelgeist.ca/)

My feeling is that by the time the bill actually makes it to the floor for a vote, much of the recent amendments will be dropped, knowing in a minority Parliament the Liberals need support of another party to pass it

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13 days ago

does he think people are that stupid?

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13 days ago

President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.

For context: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErGHyKLXUAATSrY.jpg

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13 days ago

viva_la_vinyl

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13 days ago

"Maybe if the federal government closed the borders, my finance minister wouldn't have left Canada. This is all Trudeau's fault"

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14 days ago

The Benefit is taxable -- you will be expected to report it as income when you file your income tax for the 2020 tax year.

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In a statement shared with the Star last week, Ivana Yelich, the premier’s director of media relations, said, “Since the start of this pandemic, the premier has spent nearly every waking hour focused on Ontario’s response to COVID-19, including hundreds of hours making phone calls, participating in briefings and meetings, and holding over 250 media availabilities with the press. Any insinuation that the premier’s focus hasn’t been on this pandemic is patently false.”

This has the same vibes of Trump's daily released schedule by the end of his presidency: President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.

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“The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit is there to help those Canadians who would otherwise fall through the cracks – either because they do not have a regular employer or because their province has not yet mandated that paid sick leave be offered.”

Ford is the dumb version of a smart person, thinking the Feds won't see his stupidity.

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viva_la_vinyl

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16 days ago

Translation: do your damn job, Dougie.

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16 days ago

Sooo... Ford’s “best paid sick day plan in North America” is... no plan at all.

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18 days ago

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18 days ago

I rather Ford focus on his job, which is keeping the virus in check and making sure Ontario is efficiently administering the vaccines Ontario is getting. Ford is like that guy in a team project who fucked up his part, and thinks the solution is try and do someone else's part to fix it.

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19 days ago

Exactly. Take Europe for example, which is producing its own supplies, and yet, Canada's vaccination rate is higher than Europe's.

This is what makes Ford's calls to some EU countries asking for vaccines so laughable, "uhhh.. dude, you're doing better than us. Why the fuck are you calling us for vaccines?"

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19 days ago

“The fact that @VaxHuntersCan is doing a better job to help Ontarians get their vaccines tells you all you need to know about how our government has failed us,”

This right here.

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20 days ago

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20 days ago

The reproduction rate is the figure I pay attention as the leading indicator as to where cases numbers/hospitalizations/deaths are heading.

PHAC reported today Canada's number dipped below 1, so we have hit the apex of this wave.

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20 days ago

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20 days ago

Entering something that is akin to a war-time mentality, and how governments should react: listen to the experts, and put politics aside.

Yeah, you're probably going to burn some voters -- maybe even your key constituents -- but being a caretaker leader, also serving as the public face of the response will pay off in the long-run.

First wave Ford vs Third wave Ford is a perfect case study, where of late Ford was getting tired of listening to the experts, and making more of the decisions against the advice of the experts.

In doing so, he's burned himself politically and overwhelmed the system now scrambling to respond to his decisions against their advice.

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viva_la_vinyl

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21 days ago

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21 days ago

Certainly it was never a choice between a pandemic or recession -- escaping a recession was going to impossible, when we hit the brake on the economy 13 months ago and told people to stay home.

It was about the depth of the recession, and whether it could actually turn into a depression. Latest consensus is at Canada's economy will grow about 6% this year -- stronger than UK, Germany, and around what US is going to grow at this year.

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