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  1. Suggestions? No idea what you expect. Progess is being made, but it will take years, if not decades to refurb the city as well as ongoing work to maintain it. Bits and pieces.
  2. At least this is appropriate...just give the money back to the donator.
  3. Yeah, OK, so who is the leadership of the truckers? Who do you hand the money over to? Seems the trucker convoy is a grassroots protest consisting of individual truckers. There is no specific leader or leadership group. Do you just walk the convey line with a handful of cash and give some money to whoever happens to be in line? Even if there is a designated leader, do you actually trust handing over $10 million to someone who claims to be the leader and that they will disperse it to the truckers? How do you determine the amounts each truckers should get? Mileage maybe?
  4. Sorting this out.... From what I understand, this Freedom Convoy started because unvaccinated Canadian trucker would be required to isolate after coming back across the boarder from the US into Canada. The Canadian truckers, to prove a point against this mandate by the Canadian government, are headed to Ottawa to protest a mandate put into place by the Canadian government. A some point, a GoFundMe account was established to help fund the support of this protest by Canadian truckers against the Canadian government. US citizens began to donate money to the Freedom Convoy to help Canadian truckers protest against the Canadian government. The Canadian Prime Minister then told GoFundMe to stop sending money from non-Canadian citizens to support a protest by Canadians against the Canadian government. GoFundMe stopped sending the money from US citizens to a Canadian protest group. GFM then was going to redistribute the money it can't send to charities of their (GFM) choice and/or the choices of the trucker movement (whoever is in charge of that.) GME gets accused of supporting various liberal groups. The governors of Florida and WV threaten to sue GFM for not allowing the donated money to use as the donators wished. Lot of stuff going on. Start with the easy stuff. GFM is a private company. They can support any charity/group they wish. What they can't or shouldn't be able to do is use or redirect money to anything besides the charity for which it was intentionally donated. The Canadian government has the right, if not the obligation, to deflect outside donations and funding sources (non-Canadian) when those funds will be used to support a protest against the Canadian government. Why the hell is an American citizen sending money to a foreign country to support a protest against that government? It is their people, their government. Let them sort out their own issues. What makes you think that money isn't going to end up in the hands of groups promoting violence? (Left and Right both have more than their share of extremists.) Yes, GFM should just return the donations. However, US laws must be in place so the money is used as intended, or, if cannot be used in intended way, is returned to the original donator. In addition, our government should be preventing American money from supporting protests in other countries in the first place. If you do not like GFM's politics, don't use them. Start your own business with policies you agree with. This Freedom thing is not a one-way street. If the Canadian truckers attempt to cross into the US to continue their protest in the US, they need to be turned back. I really don't want Canadians protesting our government anymore than I think US citizens should be interfering in Canadian politics.
  5. Actually, neither study states masks are worthless. You simply picking out the pieces that match your expectations and ignoring everything else.
  6. I would agree on getting on getting rid of the bad. However, the bad includes a lot of far right conservatives. You are the one that pits liberals and non-liberals against in your fantasy crusade
  7. Keeping the kid probably wasnt the problem. The parents were the problem. The parents rated their no-vax stance over the welfare of their kid. Seem to forget there are other kids there as well. I would hazard to guess those parents are doing everything possibly can to protect their own children, including the vaccine.
  8. I am fairly certain RMH consulted actual experts (as well as lawyers) when arriving at ther decision. The interesting part is those throw up 'freedom' as a reason to not mask/vaccinate object to those who exprees their freedom to require you to mask/vaccinate on their property. Dont worry too much. The gofundme accout will provide more than enough for a comfortable pace to stay. The laughable part is most who donate are not actually donating to the family but as a poke in the eye to the folks who passed the vaccination requirement. But, whatever your motivation. The donaters get a feel good moment and the gets a place to stay. Everybody wins.
  9. Not to sure I want to live in world where folks are so neatly divided. Us vs Them. Go Us! Most people I know pretty much have a sliding-scale view on the various issues. Sometimes a little more left, sometimes little more right withe a general lean left or right. I dont want our leaders to come the goons on the far right anymore than from the loons on the far left.
  10. The issue is RM Houses are generally b&b style living arrangements where people are prone to contant with each other. If RMH feels the unvaccinated are a risk to other patients, then the choice to remove them is warranted. You are free to make your choices, just dont expect others to bend to accommodate those choices. That said, RMH should find a way to house these people if they can.
  11. From what I can tell, verifying facts is entirely optional no matter who does the talking. Why should one group hold another group to a standard they themselves are noncompliant?
  12. 10 million is a nice chunk. Charter schools seemed to absorb quite a bit of funding. Be interesting to see the allocation process. Might have to check that out. However, one would think the receipt of 10 mil would be publicized somewhere, even if received in smaller installments. Then again, I dont read the paper every day.
  13. Quinine was isolated from the bark of the chincona tree. You can buy chincona bark. Eat it raw and that will get you your quinine. All boiling lemons is going to essentially get you lemon water, which can be quite refreshing when chilled. Still remains that you absolutely cannot make hydroxychloroquine at home. HCQ and quinine are not the same thing. Even if you could, why would you want to? You have no way of determing the purity or concentration of the final product. Your batch could be completely void of any final product or it could contain a toxic amount. Trying not to sound facetious or condenscending, but I find it highly concerning that you would believe some of this stuff. Just because it is on 'Utube' doesnt make it factual. I do strongly urge you to talk to someone trained in and has knowledge of chemistry/medicinal chemistry/pharmacology. Most healthcare professionals, including physicians and pharmacists, are not part of some grand dark conspiracy but are actually there to help you. Unfortunately, it seems the fringe quacks and hucksters that attract the most attention.
  14. Your train of thought is confused over how PH gives holidays and the need to use PTO. PH does not have paid time off broken into seperate 'baskets' of paid holidays, personal time, vacation time, etc. Instead all your paid time off is lumped into one basket. I dont know when they converted, but basically, say you had 15 days of vacation, 5 holidays, and 3 personal days it simply became 23 PTO days. Actually allows some greater flexibilty with your time.
  15. You cannot make hydroxychloroquine from boiling citrus fruit peels. At best, you will get lemon water with maybe a tiny trace amount of quinine. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are synthetic drugs and thus are not naturally available. They are chemical analogues of quinine, but are completely manmade through a chemical process. Chloroquine was developed by Germany in the 1930s as a substitute for quinine as malaria had begun to show resistance to quinine as well as to solve quinine supply issues. The US military essentially stole the method to make chloquine from the Germans. Hydroxychloroquine was developed as a less toxic version of chloroquine in the 1940s. HCQ has been off any patent for decades. Any drug manufacturer is free to manufacture chloroquin and HCQ. HCQ is commonly used in RA and lupus patients. However there is not a single manufacturer making HCQ by boiling grapefruit and lemons. The process is more complex.
  16. Lotta women out there that 'aint worth a hoot. Lotta women out there willing to be a public swimming hole for anyone willing to test the waters. Sorry, but your commentary propogates the belief most men are predatory wolves while women are innocent sheep. Maybe you dont get out much, but woman are just as likely to be pigs as men.
  17. As man, I am actually highly insulted by the first part of your first sentence. Based on 'if he's worth a hoot' highly signifies your base assumption is all men are trash. Why else would you include 'if'?
  18. A lot depends on the car you bought. Buy a high end model, you get better service, usually in the form of loaners and moving up in the repairs schedule list. Expect better service if you bought the car at that dealer as well.
  19. I say it is a decision between her and God once all potential medical outcomes have been determined.
  20. Now, there heart-breaking, no-win situations that do occur. I know one woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time she found out she was pregnant. She also had young children at home.
  21. The moniker is merely a slight on myself. >99% probability I would blow you out of the water on any test concerning the use of the English language. (I have been tested many times.) That said, sustaining life is more than just breathing. Food and water are also required. If you cannot obtain either of those on your own, you will die. Which means you depend on others to live and others are required to provide for you. You cannot leave your bedridden mother unattended. The overall point is when does a human begin being a human individual and when do they stop being a human individual? Is a severe dementia patient who spends their days not knowing where or who they are any less human than an unborn child?
  22. So, someone on a ventilator is not fully an individual? How about elderly with dementia? For that matter, a newborn is unable to sustain life on its own. At what point do we consider a human to be no longer human?
  23. No rules doesn't work either. Actually, we do have a lot of rules that restrict freedoms....they are called laws. Seems to be working pretty well so far.
  24. I think most people misunderstand or distort the concept of freedom. Freedom is actually hard work. It requires one to make reasonable choices and often sacrifices. Freedom requires rules, or at least guidelines. Freedom without rules is anarchy. Doing whatever you please without respect for others results in chaos.
  25. Yep. Everyone drinks their own flavor of Kool Aid. Often, it is the self proclaimed individual eating horse manure while trying to convince himself, and others, it is a fine filet mignon.
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