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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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Today’s News: Trump makes cowards of them all.

Posted  May 15, 2024  by  Anonymous

The more I see of the Congressional Republicans, the more they remind me of The Sopranos.And anyone who doesn’t fall into line gets sent to the Gulag.The cowardice is appalling.

George Carlin put it best in 1988: “These are the people who are against …

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More writings about the Israel-Hamas War: Biden’s dream, IDF goals, casualty statistics, Israel divestment

Posted  May 13, 2024  by  Anonymous

I have seen several recent useful posts and comments about the Israel-Hamas War so I wanted to share them.
First, an interesting analysis from Dan Rather about Biden’s Big Dream For The Middle East:
…why did Hamas attack [on Oct 7] seemingly out of t…

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Happy Mother’s Day and other comedy bits

Posted  May 12, 2024  by  Anonymous

I liked this New Yorker cartoon — says it all. I also saw this thread on X and yes, I could appreciate this sentiment:Anyone who has ever worked in food service knows Mother’s Day brunch is the worst shift of the year. People are such assholes ab…

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Today’s news: the stupid, it burns!

Posted  May 6, 2024  by  Anonymous

What a crazy week it has been — we’ve all been sick with what I am calling the Black Death Cold, plus a family member fell and now has a broken pelvis. I’m afraid to leave the house.

You spend your 40s thinking “hey, maybe aging isn’t so bad, I’m en…

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Animal crackers

Posted  April 29, 2024  by  Anonymous

Just a few tweets about animals to enjoy! I’m sure by now the whole world has recoiled in horror after hearing that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem boasted about killing her dog. She really deserves the title “Christ, what an asshole!”

Mitt Rom…

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“Never Again for anyone” – Discussions about ending the Israel-Hamas War: Shulman, Fox, Alkhatib, Friedman, Ganz, Elbein

Posted  April 27, 2024  by  Anonymous

Here are some interesting and useful commentaries about the Israel-Hamas War, including some discussion about how it can be brought to an end

First, this article is recommended by Eric Loomis at Lawyers, Guns and Money — at the New York Review of B…

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Support for Ukraine and Israel

Posted  April 21, 2024  by  Anonymous

(And read to the end for a Trump fart joke!)Today I was very glad to see the US support for Ukraine and for Israel approved by the House — now only was it great to see the aid approved itself, but also it was a demonstration that Trump and his crazy M…

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“Protect the rich” is NOT going to catch on

Posted  April 18, 2024  by  Anonymous

Yeah, lots of financial press whining in the last 2 weeks about how raising taxes on the rich or on corporations would be so unfair & so awful — but “protect the rich!” just isn’t going to cut it as a #BaloneyFactory slogan.— Cathie from Canada 🇨…

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Great stories

Posted  April 13, 2024  by  Anonymous

Just sharing some stories tonight:

Good Samaritans rush to save herd of elk trapped in frigid waterTwo dozen people jumped into action Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. when a herd of elk fell through the ice at Palisades Reservoir near Alpine, WY.https://…

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Yeah, isn’t this just what we all needed now … bird flu!

Posted  April 7, 2024  by  Anonymous

So let’s all worry about bird flu now!The @USDA is closely tracking #H5N1 #flu in the dairy industry, and it’s turning up in a very dispersed pattern across the USA.States w/confirmed cases since March 25: TX, KA, MI, NM, ID, OH.https://t.co/2vuQKuh3CS…

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Trending tonight: #PuntTheRunt

Posted  April 5, 2024  by  Anonymous

Canadians are laughing at Poilievre’s three-word policies for anything that ails Canada — and tonight, “Punt The Runt” is trending: Also today, Charlie Angus announced he won’t run again, and Poilievre couldn’t resist responding with the usual pe…

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Random Round-up: from the Sask Easter Bunny, to the Trudeau Liberals, the RCMP, Boeing, the eclipse, and even wigs

Posted  March 31, 2024  by  Anonymous

For Easter, here is the Craig Baird Saskatchewan Easter Bunny:I recently found several good articles that are worth sharing: 
Evan Scrimshaw pleads with the Trudeau Liberals to smarten up –Jurisdiction’s False Sanctimony and stop pretending they…

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We’re all bridge experts now, aren’t we?

Posted  March 27, 2024  by  Anonymous

Here is a fascinating analysis of the Baltimore bridge disaster, by someone who actually does know a lot about ships and bridges: 

  My bet is they will get some shipping lanes cleared within two weeks — the Army Corps of Engineers alr…

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Canada is re-thinking Mulroney today. And maybe Poilievre, too

Posted  March 24, 2024  by  Anonymous

Canada is buzzing about Brian Mulroney’s funeral — so many profound, moving and memorable moments: Good God… when Marc Hervieux and Mulroney’s granddaughter Elizabeth Lapham stopped to let a recording of Brian Mulroney finish singing When Irish E…

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Trending tonight: #ScrapTheCrap and #22Minutes

Posted  March 21, 2024  by  Anonymous

[With thanks to Journo Dale Smith.]So today Pierre Poilievre was getting lots of media attention due to his ridiculous “threat” of a non-confidence motion — did he think the NDP would actually want to fight an election this spring? Not.&nbsp…

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Has America finally reached its gag limit with Trump?

Posted  March 17, 2024  by  Anonymous

I try to ignore just about everything Trump babbles. But tonight he is quoted by activist and former Labour Secretary Robert Reich in a post titled Trump is out of his mind, and desperate
At a rally today outside the Dayton International Airport i…

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The Golden Calf and the Three Little Pigs

Posted  March 16, 2024  by  Anonymous

In America, Trump is the Golden Calf – because he has no philosophy or morals or principles himself, he can only reflect the hatreds and prejudices of his worshipers. And they love him for it.

Here in Canada, we’re dealing with out own fairy tale. Poilievre’s three-word solutions –Ax the Tax, Build the Homes — and his frothing hatred of Trudeau makes him a kindred spirit to people who want shouting and slogans and fist-raising rallys but who don’t know what his slogans actually mean. 
Mulroney knew the real Poilievre, as does Kim Campbell

Now his MPs are following in his footsteps:

People are noticing that Poilievre’s speeches seem to be adopting an “ein volk, ein reich” flavour:

Journalist Brigitte Pellerin writes “Tell Me, Pierre, What Is A Jewish Riding?”

People who are eligible to vote in Canada are Canadian citizens and fully Canadian, full stop. If we allow politicians to put people into groups and pit those groups up against one another, we agree to them tearing this democracy apart and that won’t do.

The Poilievre gang feels free to do just that, and I can promise you they’ll find me in their path.

22 Minutes has nailed it:

Poilievre used to deal with media questions by adopting a Mr. Roboto persona to make non-answer answers. Now he doesn’t even want to hear the questions at all:

HaHa — the “Baloney Factory”!

Apparently Poilievre and the Baloney Factory can’t even figure out what to say about something that happened years ago. How in the world do they think he will respond to current events?

We will sure miss Trudeau if Canadians make the mistake of thinking that all politicians are basically the same and so a change is as good as a rest:

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#Kate-Gate: maybe she just exited, pursued by a bear

Posted  March 15, 2024  by  Anonymous

Oh, wouldn’t you know that the Kate Middleton story is now so big it just had to become “Kate-Gate”!

The Princess of Wales is missing and the spare Prince is in exile and the King is treating his cancer with herbs. If this were the 1300s France…

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“Say….what????” moments — with Campbell, Middleton, Moe, and LA

Posted  March 11, 2024  by  Anonymous

Several “Say….what????” moments tonight: First, Kim Campbell called Pierre Poilievre a liar and a hatemonger. Wow!

Kim Campbell. Brian Mulroney. Flora MacDonald.Back when Conservativism was actually just a different way of trying to make a cou…

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Wow, wasn’t that a great State Of The Union?

Posted  March 8, 2024  by  Anonymous

Dark Brandon was in the House tonight!

President Joseph R. Biden kicked ass.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 8, 2024

Enjoyed watching Biden dancing the hully gully on Mike Johnson’s Adam’s Apple. #StateOfTheUnion— Al Franken (@alfranken) March…

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More great stuff — from #snowmageddon to dogs to Amish barn-raising

Posted  March 4, 2024  by  Anonymous

We got a huge dump of snow this weekend – its #Snowmageddon2024 -and our street is now impassable. So we’ll be cocooning at home for the next several days:
#Saskatoon #Saskatchewan 🇨🇦 is closed 🔒 DON’T even try to get around without a 4 x 4 with #winte…

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Here’s some great stuff – from the solar system to dogs, bruh!

Posted  February 28, 2024  by  Anonymous

Amazing!This is how our Solar system is.. ❤️🔥pic.twitter.com/zOXqT87Hob— The Random Guy (@RandomTheGuy_) February 27, 2024

You’ve seen me share a few maps and videos of the Panama Canal. I love that engineering marvel. This animation shows a map and …

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Poilievre wants Canadian Porn Constables — our new CPC!

Posted  February 24, 2024  by  Anonymous

Sorry for the lack of posts this week — my laptop was in the shop. But tonight I’m back to it again, and just in time! Because it was one of those weeks when Christ, what an asshole! should have been trending. I don’t k…

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Today’s News: A Nelson moment for Canadian Press

Posted  February 15, 2024  by  Anonymous

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So Canadian Press did their research. As Poilievre launched into attacking Trudeau for giving Bell Media a $40 million fee reduction in spite of firing journalists across the country, the Canadian Press found out this reduction was actu…

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Today’s News: Speculatively smearing Biden

Posted  February 9, 2024  by  Anonymous

In nine months, we will know whether Biden and the Democrats can win the American election. Though in 2020 Biden won the popular vote by millions, he only won the Electoral College distribution by less than 100,000 votes. Now we’re into 2024, a…

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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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