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#3601 On the Level

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Posted Today, 04:57 PM

Apparently Ben isitt feels that existing delivery solutions for restaurants and pharmacies are not sufficient during the pandemic and thus the City needs to create its own app. To be debated at the next COTW meeting

 

 

 

There are also major disadvantages with emerging for-profit home delivery platforms, which often extract revenues (and economic opportunities) from local communities to large national and transnational corporations. These emerging dispatch platforms also present major risks to the fair treatment of employees

 

So now the city is going to pay for a communist home delivery platform?  How is this going to ensure "fair treatment of employees"?



#3602 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 05:02 PM

So now the city is going to pay for a communist home delivery platform?  How is this going to ensure "fair treatment of employees"?

 

that's the problem with it.  unless they want to hire a fleet of union delivery boys and girls.

 

 

we are pretty similar to california right now.  and of course our populations are almost the same too.

 

 

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#3603 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 05:09 PM

here's trump's full press conference tonight

 

video:  https://youtu.be/W6WOXz7T9Rk

 

probably the best one of his entire presidency.  this will have his approval ratings way up once again this week.  brilliant.  smart.  heartfelt.


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#3604 Gary H

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Posted Today, 05:36 PM

Then and Now...

 

Two Sundays at dinnertime, a week apart.  March 15 and March 22.  The first pic was from our walk home from dinner at Cactus Club at about 7 PM.  Many restaurants, including The Local were still open and bustling.

 

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These were from March 22 at about 6 PM on our way back from Pagliacci's with some take-out.  It's straight out of your favorite dystopian movie - The Omega Man, 28 Days Later, etc. etc.

 

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#3605 Rob Randall

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Posted Today, 05:54 PM

here's trump's full press conference tonight

 

video:  https://youtu.be/W6WOXz7T9Rk

 

probably the best one of his entire presidency.  this will have his approval ratings way up once again this week.  brilliant.  smart.  heartfelt.

 

The first 11.5 minutes were the best.


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#3606 tanker

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Posted Today, 06:11 PM

Tonight's live concert on fox was bretty good mane.

#3607 Rob Randall

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Posted Today, 06:20 PM

Look, when Trump sticks to the script he's given he can pull it off. Reagan had the same gift although the Gipper's ad libs seldom strayed from the message. Trump would be in a better place if he shut his yap about the chloroquinine and the pointless fights with governors that complain.


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#3608 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 06:39 PM

the Michigan one did go off yapping everywhere. why don’t they just hate trump all they want behind his back, but why take him on in media? even Trudeau does not do that.

#3609 LeoVictoria

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Posted Today, 06:41 PM

the Michigan one did go off yapping everywhere. why don’t they just hate trump all they want behind his back, but why take him on in media? even Trudeau does not do that.

 

Toxic partisanship.   Yes on both sides.   

No idea how America gets back to working together.    I think overall Canadian politicians have done a great job working together across party lines. 



#3610 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 06:48 PM

on this file our numbers really do look good, relatively. let’s see how we do this week.

#3611 LeoVictoria

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Posted Today, 06:49 PM

here's trump's full press conference tonight

 

video:  https://youtu.be/W6WOXz7T9Rk

 

probably the best one of his entire presidency.  this will have his approval ratings way up once again this week.  brilliant.  smart.  heartfelt.

 

Pretty good outside the bit about them doing the most testing.  True on total tests but still lagging on per capita.  But they are getting better, at 2732/million tested which is good enough for 50th out of 94 regions tracked here (https://en.wikipedia...OVID-19_testing).  Half the rate of Canada, but catching up. 

 

Good to see they are now basically on the same response plan as the rest of the world.   We need the US to recover otherwise Canada has no chance at recovery.


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#3612 LJ

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Posted Today, 06:50 PM

I like how all the public service ads on tv here keep stressing "we are all in this together" Then the Rhode Island Governor closes it's border with NY and has the national guard stopping any out of state vehicle and turning them around or putting them in a 14 day quarantine. Same with Florida. NY Governor says he will sue RI Governor. And every governor is bidding against every other governor for medical supplies, driving the price up. Each state insisted that they have control over medical, education etc. but I'm guessing they would like the Feds to come in and try to save their bacon now.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#3613 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 06:56 PM

who is stealing all those masks from the hospitals? organized crime?

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#3614 Sparky

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Posted Today, 07:19 PM

By Goodacre Lake today.

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#3615 LeoVictoria

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Posted Today, 07:28 PM

MLA Bowinn Ma from North Van has an incredible resource site of all the orders and financial supports available.  Best I've seen.

 

 

Orders:  http://bowinnmamla.ca/covid19/

Financial supports:  http://bowinnmamla.c...vid19/supports/


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#3616 LeoVictoria

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Posted Today, 07:30 PM

 

As Bob Ross said, "There are no pandemics, just happy little accidents"



#3617 Sparky

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Posted Today, 07:33 PM

^^ Good links. Thank you for that.

 



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