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Canadian Border Now Fully Open

On October 1st 2022, the Government of Canada removed all COVID-19 border measures such as required proof of vaccination, random testing, and mandatory isolation for high-risk travelers. For the first time since early 2020, the Canadian border is operating under “normal” conditions. For example: Americans interested in visiting Canada no longer need to download the […]

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Pre-Entry COVID Test No Longer Required at Canadian Border

As of April 1st 2022, the Canadian border will no longer require a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test from fully vaccinated travellers entering or returning to the country. Previously, a rapid antigen test or a PCR test indicating a person does not have COVID was required by border authorities. This rule change should encourage Canadians to […]

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US Land Border Opens to Canadians

After being closed for nearly 19 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on November 8th 2021 the United States land border officially opened to all fully vaccinated Canadians. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced they will be staffing their border at pre-pandemic levels, but warns that wait times may be longer than in […]

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When Will USA Border Open to Canadians?

On August 9th 2021, Canada opened its border to all fully vaccinated Americans allowing tourists from the United States to visit the country once again. The US border remains closed to Canadians, however, and American authorities recently extended the border closure until September 21st citing COVID-19 transmission rates south of the border as well as […]

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Where Can Vaccinated Canadians Travel?

Most Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Consequently, Canadians are starting to think about international travel again, and are beginning to research possible vacation destinations. This leads to the question, which countries can a fully vaccinated Canadian visit? As of July 2021, Canadian citizens who have received two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or […]


 
 

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Farewell to twitter, I guess

Posted  September 23, 2023  by  Anonymous

Apparently Musk is going to try to start charging for his platform.  He simply doesn’t understand Twitter at all – he never did. Its like a pulp and paper company thinking it can collect a nickel from everyone who reads advertising handout fl…

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Today’s News: Brandolini’s Law and the Gish Gallop and existential stupidity

Posted  September 18, 2023  by  Anonymous

As Samwise says, Well, I’m back! Lately I have been trying to figure out why everything in American politics has become such a shit-show — the Trump disaster, abortion rights, LBGTQ rights, Jan 6 prosecutions, watching Republicans try to destroy …

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I’ll be back

Posted  September 9, 2023  by  Anonymous

Sorry, I have to pause on posting for a little while. I’ll be back. 

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Why School Deadname Policies are wrong: “If a child cannot discuss their identity with their parents, the problem is with the parents, not the child”

Posted  September 6, 2023  by  Anonymous

I found both of these posts so shocking. The first one is a reminder about AIDS and how only within the last 20 years has our society learned to respect gender identity and gender expression.  Post by @beingliberal View on Threads

The …

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Trying out Threads

Posted  September 1, 2023  by  Anonymous

Threads is finally available on a desktop and it has an “embed this post” button!So I am trying it out with this post — I really really hope I can use it in addition to “X, formerly known as Twitter” for my posts. X seems to be a dying platform t…

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This week in stupid: from Sask Ed policies, to Trump-fatigue, to Trudeau polls

Posted  August 26, 2023  by  Anonymous

Like Arthur Clark said way back when on possibility of extraterrestrial life in the universe: “We’re either alone, or we’re not. And either way you look at it, it’s staggering.”— Dame Kerrin ☮ – Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦 (@Barking52731887) August 25, 2023

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Words of Wisdom: Hamilton Nolan, Dale Smith, Evan Scrimshaw, Robert Reich, Oliver Willis. And Pogo.

Posted  August 23, 2023  by  Anonymous

I’ve read a number of great substack articles and tweet threads recently by Hamilton Nolan, Dale Smith, Evan Scrimshaw, Robert Reich, and Oliver Willis, among others (and Pogo, of course).
But first, I have to start with this great tweet thread by a tweeter calling herself Aurelia Cotta:

Next, Hamilton Nolan writes People Don’t Know Anything About the Government and he wants the media to stop pretending voters have actual opinions about all of these agencies: 

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Weekend Funny Stuff

Posted  August 20, 2023  by  Anonymous

Starting here:How to lure me to my death pic.twitter.com/X0sVRGJOWK— Hermeshuns 🤍 (@hermeshuns) August 13, 2023I saw these on Bluesky:

Moving on to US politics, its clear that Republicans just can’t quit him, can they?frog ponders wha…

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21st Century Fire: “…there is no top end.”

Posted  August 18, 2023  by  Anonymous

I don’t think there is anything more terrifying than a wildfire. If Canadians are now beginning to grasp the magnitude and imminent danger of climate change, then it is this terrible Canadian fire season that has done it. Today’s Canadian fir…

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Today’s News: It’s been a great month for political cartoons!

Posted  August 16, 2023  by  Anonymous

Well, the news has been so crazy lately there is only one way to make sense of it — with political cartoons. Here’s some:

My @TinyviewComics cartoon published 7/13/23. #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #weather #heat #storms #floods #wildfires #pollu…

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Today’s News: Rescuing Maui Pets

Posted  August 14, 2023  by  Anonymous

I was going to do a post about Poilievre and his stumbles tonight, but then I saw posts about rescues of animals in Hawaii — and they are so much more important right now. 

“I’m thankful for the people who made it out alive,” said Ms. Wong, who is also the chef and owner of the Koko Head Cafe in Honolulu, “but an entire town has burned down.” 
The Pioneer Inn was known for a parrot, Alex, who regaled guests. He made it out alive, Ms. Wong said, “but again, there are thousands of pets who didn’t.” 
Ms. Wong is now working out of the University of Hawaii’s Maui campus with World Central Kitchen, the global nonprofit organization founded by the chef José Andrés, as well as local business owners to prepare meals for evacuees.

The Maui Bird Conservation Center, a sanctuary for endangered bird spieces, was defended by a staffer and a neighbour until firefighters could get there. 

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Weekend stuff: Craig Baird history and Tevye stories and funny posts and animal crackers

Posted  August 12, 2023  by  Anonymous

Here’s someone every Canadian should be following — Canadian historian Craig Baird’s X (twitter) feed (and the dogs in parliament AI photo above is from Craig’s post here)Today in 1928, Ethel Catherwood won Gold at the 1928 Olympics in the High J…

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Following up: Trudeau’s funny posts, some pro-choice wins, and Online News act support

Posted  August 9, 2023  by  Anonymous

Here is Trudeau’s follow-up to the Barbie post that drove Canada’s right wing crazy (and Piers Morgan)

Balancing things out: Oppenheimer with Ella. pic.twitter.com/MdcZlhDwaG— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 9, 2023 Ha ha!
Study: Being hated by…

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Ain’t we havin’ some fun now!

Posted  August 7, 2023  by  Anonymous

 Seems like its been one of those crazy weeks, so I found some interesting comments to share.First,Trump just cannot seem to shut up, and everyone is down for it: Everyone is entitled to my own opinion – Holy shit Donald Trump’s reckless mout…

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It was one of those days

Posted  August 3, 2023  by  Anonymous

My keyboard driver died. Who knew such a thing could happen? 

So now I have an inexpensive keyboard plugged into my laptop and its working just fine. But trying to fix it before giving up was three hours of my life that I’ll never get back. 
I intended to write a serious piece tonight – maybe about the heat dome destroying the southern US, or about Covid roaring back, or how startling it is to see Americans only now realize how close they came to losing their country on Jan 6 2021
Instead, I just assembled some of the funny stuff I have been collecting. Enjoy!
Speaking of three hours…. 

Enjoy these:

Dancing and singing stuff:

An old and fascinating video:

Newer but still fascinating:

Here’s some animal crackers:

And keep these to look at when you’re having one of those days:

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Creating a three-ring circus?

Posted  August 1, 2023  by  Anonymous

Yesterday I read another media demand for the Trudeau government to undertake another “public inquiry” and I’m afraid this is getting to be too much. First, the drumbeat to investigate foreign interference – especially by China — in Canadian elec…

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Look up! Look way up!

Posted  July 29, 2023  by  Anonymous

Starting in the evening of July 30, until dawn July 31, may be the best chance to catch a glimpse of the Southern Delta Aquariids meteor shower, as long as the moon doesn’t get in the way. This Smithsonian photo shows the Aquariids over Mount St. Helen…

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Keeping up with Canadian Security Stuff

Posted  July 27, 2023  by  Anonymous

One of the things that Twitter used to do — though sometimes neither thoroughly nor well — was to let everyone keep up with things in a general way. For example, we used to be able to scan relevant news and views about relevant issues, without n…

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Opinion column roundup: From Trudeau to Barbenheimer to masculinity to climate change polling to the King of Spain

Posted  July 26, 2023  by  Anonymous

In spite of being late in July, there will be lots of news this week, particularly with the cabinet shuffle coming up. But I have also been learning some new stuff this week by reading some good columns – here’s a selection:First, even though Can…

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Today’s News: Grievances on parade

Posted  July 22, 2023  by  Anonymous

In a post about Poilieve’s Shack of Seclusion, Evan Scrimshaw writes about why some people seem to absolutely HATE! Trudeau:…It’s a movement of people who have been radicalized for various reasons – the importation of American culture wars, the gener…

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It’s too damn hot!

Posted  July 20, 2023  by  Anonymous

In the last 48 hours:Rome beat its all time temperature record by a whole two degrees Celsius.China beat its all time temperature record by almost two degrees Celsius.Death Valley narrowly missed the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.And the…

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Sock it to me!

Posted  July 17, 2023  by  Anonymous

A lot of people don’t know as well that the young man makes a pair with Trudeau on them. With Justin’s permission. Liberals need to start talking about these things. If Justin won’t brag, we should.— Lonney Butler (@ButlerLonney) July 16, 2023 Trudeau…

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“The memories will be so thick, they’ll have to brush them away from their faces…”

Posted  July 15, 2023  by  Anonymous

 Sad news this week – both the LA Times and the New York Times are making radical changes to reduce their sports coverage.

Between this and the LA Times eliminating agate and box scores etc. what’s the point anymore? Those are two places we alway…

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Roundup: Hot and bothered

Posted  July 11, 2023  by  Anonymous

The news from all over is challenging this week. First up, I think I’m very glad I don’t live in the southern US – hotter than Hades this week.

Overseas the weather is no better. This video falls into the Holy Shit! category:

According to the Weather Channel coverage, nobody died.
Funniest story of the weekend was to see Poilievre try to manage his new image at the Calgary Stampede. 
His handlers appear to have convinced him to fake a tan with makeup (who else do we know who does that?) and it went about as well as you would expect:

And Poilievre thinks Canadians will elect him to be prime minister? Once again, he admits he didn’t know what he was doing:

And no matter what they do to Poilievre, he will never be able to compete with the Blue Jean Baby:

Moving on, here’s an idea:

Finally,  a contender for Tweet Of The Year:

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Weekend funny stuff: from Monty Python to Mary Simon; and dogs of course

Posted  July 7, 2023  by  Anonymous

First, I haven’t seen one of these funny twisted Threads for a long time — its when someone asks a “question” on twitter and everyone replies with the wrong answers:

A bunch of people took her seriously at first — of course, she’s talking about the Argument Clinic in Monty Python – but then everyone caught on and started posting this kind of stuff:

Can’t finish without posting the real sketch:
 

Next, here’s a fascinating thread about our Governor General Mary Simon:

And just a reminder of the beautiful and culturally significant dress Simon wore to King Charles’ Coronation in May:

Here’s another great thread from Craig Baird:

Next, the replies to this tweet are priceless:

This is great

So sweet!

Of all the dogs we have had over the years, only one has been terrified of fireworks and thunder, but it was always awful when Ebony would be so upset and quivering and trying to dig her way under the rug to get away from the noise and there was nothing we could do to comfort her. We talked to our vet and got some diazapam that would calm her down – not perfect because it took several hours to work, so from June to September we followed the weather forecasts and set alerts on our phones for thunderstorms, plus we tried to keep up with the news about fireworks displays. Actually, we ended up giving diazapam to both our dogs — our younger dog Molly started getting anxious and upset in sympathy to Ebony. This spring, for the first time in years, we haven’t had to worry about weather because Ebony is now getting older and she is deaf so she doesn’t hear the noise anymore. We’re so glad she doesn’t have to go through this anymore. 

 Here’s some funny stuff:

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Canadian Border Now Fully Open

Posted  November 24, 2022  by  Ben

On October 1st 2022, the Government of Canada removed all COVID-19 border measures such as required proof of vaccination, random testing, and mandatory isolation for high-risk travelers. For the first time since early 2020, the Canadian border is operating under “normal” conditions. For example: Americans interested in visiting Canada no longer need to download the […]

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Pre-Entry COVID Test No Longer Required at Canadian Border

Posted  April 2, 2022  by  Ben

As of April 1st 2022, the Canadian border will no longer require a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test from fully vaccinated travellers entering or returning to the country. Previously, a rapid antigen test or a PCR test indicating a person does not have COVID was required by border authorities. This rule change should encourage Canadians to […]

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US Land Border Opens to Canadians

Posted  November 8, 2021  by  Ben

After being closed for nearly 19 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on November 8th 2021 the United States land border officially opened to all fully vaccinated Canadians. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced they will be staffing their border at pre-pandemic levels, but warns that wait times may be longer than in […]

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When Will USA Border Open to Canadians?

Posted  August 25, 2021  by  Ben

On August 9th 2021, Canada opened its border to all fully vaccinated Americans allowing tourists from the United States to visit the country once again. The US border remains closed to Canadians, however, and American authorities recently extended the border closure until September 21st citing COVID-19 transmission rates south of the border as well as […]

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Where Can Vaccinated Canadians Travel?

Posted  July 1, 2021  by  Ben

Most Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Consequently, Canadians are starting to think about international travel again, and are beginning to research possible vacation destinations. This leads to the question, which countries can a fully vaccinated Canadian visit? As of July 2021, Canadian citizens who have received two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or […]

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