Think about this for a moment,
As of today, August 30, 2020 11:00 am (from January 14, 2020 onward)
41,935 confirmed cases (0.14%) (21,922 May 14)
Tests completed 2,916,275
Intensive care: 1,036 cases (633 May 14)
Hospitalization: 4,858 cases (2,779 May 14)
Deaths: 2,809 cases (6.69%) (1,825 May 14)
Total serious cases requiring hospitalization: 5,894 out of 41,935 (14.1%) (concerning is 2,809 deaths of 5,894 hospitalized) mostly seniors (May 14 cases over 60 - 68.8%)
Outbreaks in LTCH: 411
Outbreaks in Retirement homes: 183
Outbreaks in Hospital: 99 (492 hospitals)
For comparison only,
Influenza A causes about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. The influenza A outbreaks caused 219 hospitalizations, 103 cases of pneumonia and 60 deaths according to Government statistics.
In 2016, there were approximately 35,972 vehicle accidents on Ontario alone – with just under 500 deaths involved. Seniors citizen (65+) was by far the largest age group of traffic fatalities with a total of 446 deaths, the next being ages 25 to 35, with a total of 321 deaths.
Cardiovascular diseases caused 26,012 deaths in Ontario in 2015 (IntelliHEALTH). Approximately 900% of the number of people who have died from "covid-19" in 2020.
2019 Overdose deaths in Ontario 1,507 and ED visits / hospitalized 11,413. Approximately 45% of the number of people who died from "covid-19" in 2020.
No stats available for Canada, so we have to go with the US figures. "The list price of a COVID-19 diagnostic test varies widely depending on the hospital, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis released Wednesday. It found that large facilities nationwide charge between US$20 and $850 for each test, not including the cost of the provider visit, facility fee or other services".
Estimating Ontario's cost at $58,325,500 US (minimum) or $76,396,781.29 Canadian (minimum) netting 0.14% positive results. ($10,695,549.38 Canadian minimum of the amount spent on positive results).
This has always been a hard issue to define with any legal and fair approach.
Let me explain.
If you are 18 and attracted to your 17 year old friend, "legally" you are a MAP (Ephebophilia). And if you look at the definition of MAP they've really stretched it so as to justify it somehow ethically and legally but let's keep it basic - a legal adult attracted to a legal minor.
I think, flat out, a MAP should be someone 21+ attracted to someone 17 and under.
And legally, if you are 18+ attracted to someone under 14 it's a crime period.
If you are 18-20 they are 14-16 it's a serious mental/social issue that needs addressed and possible crime. It's circumstances sometimes. I mean 16 is the legal age of consent. I can't destroy someone's life at 18 because they had sex with a 16 year old. What if they met as a couple 14/16, waited to have sex til the one was 16. So now it's a crime because one is "legally" an adult?
"Coming out as a MAP" should be treated as coming out with a mental disorder, and baring any illegal activity, they should be helped. Remember anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, PTSD from childbirth, were all things that would get you sent to an asylum 75 years ago too.
Being a MAP (under my definition) wouldn't be "being normal". You shouldn't be thrown in jail for admitting it but you shouldn't be praised either. It should be handled quietly between you, your family and mental health professionals (pre-Trudeau ones).
I’ve said this for months now. I am not opposed to the wearing of a mask, though I believe it should be personal choice. I am opposed to the draconian laws handed down by the governments forcing us to wear them. Not because the science supports them but rather because the State says to do it so you must.
Hi Frank, it’s great to see you back up and running again (at least technologically if not physically).
PPC – So, the financial summary from the PPC. Yup, I saw that $100k and thought what happened to his pension? That was the second insult after the first in which most of our donations to the PPC HQ ended up in his riding? I doubt my constituents were happy to hear about that one.
$100k isn’t much, it’s about $300 a riding, but that’s a lot of campaign signs for $300 – certainly better than the $ZERO dollars we got (we didn’t even get token amounts for the memberships in our own ridings that were collected overall, which I argued for back in late summer).
I think my campaign received around $650 in contributions from the public, $1,400 through my donations. Every penny that went in went to running the EDA and my campaign. I think the ending balance was about $40 and we are, of course, ALL volunteers. I put a lot more in that can’t be put in monetary amounts either (as you most certainly did, and understand I’m sure).
I can’t see myself ever running for the PPC again knowing the truth about how money was earned and spent not to ignore the months of silence where we were basically left out in the cold wondering what the HQ was up to. “Disappointing” is the nicest word I can say.
Netflix – I gave up on them in early 2019. They were producing such garbage and most of the shows were “Netflix Originals” and you know how great those are. I switched to Amazon Prime, costs me about $90/year, gets me free Prime delivery through Amazon (which helped immensely during this covid nonsense) and I’ll probably renew it. Between that and YouTube I have all the video entertainment I would ever need.
Garden – You definitely helped inspire me to plant our garden. Just in the last week we’ve filled half a sink with cucumbers, and a small bag of yellow beans (which is more than I expected after the pests attacked them). I have 2 big pumpkins forming, tomatoes, carrots, beets and hopefully in time peppers. I’ve already enjoyed 3 of the cucumbers cut up as a side snack. Most of the seeds were from William Dam (I think the tomatoes, beets and onions-which didn’t grow weren’t). I’ll definitely order from them next year and we’re planning a 50-100sqft expansion to the gardens. My wildflowers are slow but some have started blooming, hopefully in time to feed some butterflies and bees before October. Loved the farm videos from the both of you (and junior LOL).
I can’t wait to see the direction you’re taking your channel Frank, you’ve still got at least a few of us and your numbers will grow again before the end of the year.
Excellent video, to be honest, about the last one, I didn’t even bother to watch the leadership coverage. I knew my favourites wouldn’t win and that if I just checked in eventually Twitter would tell me who won – which it did. I would have, like you, supported Sloan 1st and Lewis 2nd. I didn’t like O’Toole or Mackay personally they just seem to much like what they’ve already got and the CPC needs to be torn down to the foundations and rebuilt. I think even the limp left conservatives are happy to see Scheer go though. They are starting to realize that Trudeau is in power because the CPC did not choose a strong leader and it has cost us all.
We’re up over 45 cucumbers now from the garden, I’ve lost count, pumpkins, beets, carrots, tomatoes are on the way. The bugs really took a chunk out of the bean plants but we’ve had a decent handful of yellow beans already. I agree with the others, your/wife’s videos and words were the inspiration for me to really start and maintain a garden this year. We’re already planning next years’
I’m still very disappointed with where things are at with the PPC. They asked me to consider running again should there be a flash election, I’ve declined. I believe there are reasons for that beyond just my personal health right now. Running as an independent crossed my mind too, but for now I’m pursuing other projects.
Have a good one.
Long video so you get a long comment First, I like the direction you’re heading so far
I have tried, as I did through my campaign last year, to strike a balance between opinions. Not a compromise, not a defeat, it is an acceptance. It’s like drivers licenses, I agree in the education and licensing of gun owners. I’ve expressed this opinion on my website. Extremism has always and will continue to fail as a tactic for change.
I’ve been on the fence with the CBC. Either defund it entirely and turn it into PBS, or, sell off the News division (it’s not like they cover much Canadian news anyways) and focus on the Entertainment side of CBC. This would eventually lead to private funding or collapse based on their quality. The News should not be directly connected to or funded by the government, the problem with the alternative is these big media conglomerates which are, censorship wise, no better than the government of the day.
Is Derek Sloan going to end up like Max Bernier? Stay on for a year and eventually be pushed out of the CPC? And then what, will he run for the PPC?
The argument I used about global warming was, back in the 80s we fought “acid rain” and “CFCs”. Now the developed world did end up banning CFCs but what about acid rain? Did it just go away? I don’t remember the #CCPV19 virus curing acid rain like it has climate change (reflective of the massive drop of the words “climate change” in every single weather related event on my planet).We didn’t fail you Greta, we stopped acid rain! What have you done lately?
I believe we should have calmly and intelligently encouraged mask usage back in January. Today it makes no sense, but as I said to someone the other day I don’t oppose the strategic use of masks but being “forced” to wear one is the problem. And everyone I say that to just does not seem to ‘get it’.I checked the #CCPV19 stats the other day. LESS people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Canada than die from H1N1 each year. I think in Ontario it was something like 40,000 positive out of 2 MILLION tests (not exact stats but that crazy small a percentage). Covid is nasty but it’s just like the flu for risk. But you are absolutely right and have been. Duck and cover!
I’ll be honest, I live in fear of losing part of my sight because of the substantial backup and delays of surgeries here in Ontario. Fortunately I’m at a point where things are pretty stable, but I’m at home on disability waiting for life to get back to somewhat normal. I feel for those people not as fortunate as me who have serious health issues and they’re basically being told to ‘take a number’.
Isn’t it interesting that back in January or so teachers were striking for smaller classroom sizes and more pay. I guess they’re lucky #CCPV19 came along eh? The ridiculous thing I heard the other day though, I think it was the teachers union, on the radio whining once again. This time they were ranting about Ford downloading covid measures to schools boards. The radio spot was declaring that the Ford government should be responsible for planning. Aren’t the school boards the so called “front line” people who should know the best way to introduce covid procedures in schools? Does the school board do anything except pick up a paycheque?
It took, what was it, 25 Years to develop a vaccine for the Spanish flu? And we’ll have a CCPV19 one in a year? Umm NO.
Obama, didn’t he win the Nobel Peace prize and then months later start a war in the Middle East (one of many conflicts)?
I said it with the CONservatives, and the same applies to the Liberals. Tear it down to the foundations, rebuild it, and then I might consider it. I don’t find myself “traditionally conservative”, I don’t really like labels. I think you should stand for what you believe in and what you feel will be the best course for Canada. Whichever Party that might be, that’s why I went PPC, hoping for change.
An argument I’ve tried to make when people say that Trudeau is a “traitor”. Maybe, but our government system allows him to do and say the things that have happened. I think we need changes in our Parliamentary system and should adopt some Republic ideals. If I had been elected Elections Canada was going to be the first department I was going after for reformation and change.
China has all of these little towns and then they build massive ghost cities where millions could live but no one goes. It’s crazy the way China has developed, it’s a model to the need for strategic sustainable planning.
The NDP wants a nice Spring bonus from the Liberals. The next election might come next Fall, but only if the CPC shifts the minds of Liberals against their leaders, or, and somewhat of a fantasy here, the Max Benier’s of the nation stand for the People and not their next Paycheque.
Trudeau has achieved his position of corruption because our system allows him to do it but more importantly we have allowed him to do it. Andrew Scheer was one of the worst CPC Leaders and this year is one example. As the official opposition, from January thru April he did nothing to stop Trudeau. He did nothing to stand up for Canadians.In a time when he could have thrown caution to the wind and he took the safe route instead. All he did was assure himself a comfy desk job somewhere, probably back in Insurance.
You’re absolutely right about Maxime Bernier (and the PPC HQ). You are right about the naysayers, those who spoke to us last year, trying to get us (who believed in the dream of something better) to see the Man behind the mask. Actions do speak louder than words.
The goal of Trudeau and the Liberals (and the NDP, Greens and who knows maybe the CPC) is to bankrupt this nation. Then go begging to the World Bank and the United Nations to bail and buy us out. China will be sitting there waiting for the Fire Sale of Canadian resources if we don’t stop running down the path we are on.
It’s my argument against the people who fly the flag upside down like they think it achieves anything. Our country is in distress but by dishonouring our flag and calling for help all you are doing is begging the United Nations to step in and take over.
If our leaders are not accountable we must demand better.
If our leaders are lying to us we must demand answers.
If our leaders betray us we must find new leaders.
Always question your leaders even when they appear to be doing what you want them to do.
When I ran for office back in 2005 I had the opportunity, as you and I did last year, to build on that wave of public visibility. Right after though I moved around, I pursued other projects like starting my own store years later. I’ve travelled across half of Canada. I’ve lived in the North. I’ve helped so many people without having the need for a title in front of my name like “Councillor”.
Heck right now I’m pursuing a hobby, Ledicarus Media Paranormal, because it’s interesting and fun. The dead are far easier to get along with than some of the living.
These people who sit in their chairs in front of their keyboards spending hours every day spitting out vitriol and hatred simply to boost their own egos. It’s disgusting. I remember that video of the one guy, Tommy Robinson when he worked for the Rebel, who went to that 20-somethings house and confronted him for comments he’d made against Robinson on social media. Tommy was just like, ‘why, what was the point, what did you really achieve?’ (ref: Tommy Robinson confronts Twitter troll). You said it, people don’t like to hear themselves being told they are wrong and then be open to having a discussion about why.
I don’t regret not taking advantage of that wave back then because I would have missed out on all of the opportunities and experiences I ended up having instead. Life is about living. One of my favourite quotes I’ve said many times “Work to live don’t live to work”.
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