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« Reply #225 on: June 15, 2020, 05:39:50 PM »

Now these people who have recovered from the virus and had been in the hospital for weeks on ventilators, are getting their hospital bills here with totals over a million dollars. Welcome to America.

Oh my god, I just saw a story about that on Facebook!  And of course, the comment section was full of Canadians and people from other countries with universal healthcare talking about how that would never happen in their country.  I don't understand why people in the US are so against it!

I really do wish we would split into two separate countries - peacefully, without a Civil War this time.  Let the south/red states secede; they can fly their Confederate flags and idolize their statues and spread their germs and pay ridiculous prices for healthcare and insurance and keep Trump as their president, while the Union enjoys equal rights and universal healthcare and elects a decent person to lead us.
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« Reply #226 on: June 15, 2020, 05:43:02 PM »

^ I second this idea!
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« Reply #227 on: June 15, 2020, 06:46:43 PM »

Hey! Iím from Canada so donít talk bad about my country!
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« Reply #228 on: June 15, 2020, 07:00:30 PM »

No one's talking bad about Canada.  My point was that I wish the US had the same kind of healthcare Canada and a lot of other countries have; I agree with the Canadians in the Facebook comments.
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« Reply #229 on: June 15, 2020, 07:26:27 PM »

I saw that story! At least with the one I saw the guy's bills were mostly going to be covered by his insurance. But still yikes yikes yikes. I don't see why there are so many issues with getting health care in the states. The Canadian system is far from perfect but at least we don't end up with bills like that.

There was a dumb protest here about the closures last weekend but it was so unnecessary. Most things have opened back up. Only 25 people showed up to the protest... they could have had it inside LOL. On the flipside we had about 15,000 people show up to our BLM protest - it was peaceful and respectful. I wasn't able to go because we couldn't find anyone to watch Liam and I was mildly worried it was going to turn violent because there was an alt-right group saying they were going to use it as an excuse to start some shit. Glad to see that didn't happen.

My province is down to 5 active cases! Woooo
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« Reply #230 on: June 16, 2020, 04:34:32 AM »

How's everyone doing?  I wasn't online much last week because I needed a break from it all, but I'm back now.  I see I didn't miss anything here.

I got my hair cut on Friday for the first time since all this started, which felt good.  Things are starting to feel more normal now that more stores and stuff are open, but at the same time, not really.  It's still weird.

We had to put Phase 3 on hold to make sure the upwards numbers in cases here doesn't keep spiking. Our Governor is PISSED that some of the casinos aren't enforcing the guidelines. There's murmurings masks will be required in casinos soon. But of course locals are bitching that Phase 3 isn't immediately happening now. Like that's what you get for not being careful!

I NEED to cut my damn hair lol. It's so long so it's always in a braid so I don't lose my mind. But with everything happening I'm waiting till things mellow again.
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« Reply #231 on: June 16, 2020, 04:36:43 AM »

Oh my god, I just saw a story about that on Facebook!  And of course, the comment section was full of Canadians and people from other countries with universal healthcare talking about how that would never happen in their country.  I don't understand why people in the US are so against it!

I really do wish we would split into two separate countries - peacefully, without a Civil War this time.  Let the south/red states secede; they can fly their Confederate flags and idolize their statues and spread their germs and pay ridiculous prices for healthcare and insurance and keep Trump as their president, while the Union enjoys equal rights and universal healthcare and elects a decent person to lead us.

Yes please! I'm completely fine with that happening. They can even build a wall to keep us out. That way their virus spreading stupidity stays on their side.
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« Reply #232 on: June 16, 2020, 06:00:20 AM »

Omg, today phase three is happening up here in Buffalo and people were waiting on lines since last night to get into these stores like it was Black Friday. None of them were wearing masks and they were all clustered together. We are all too stupid to open back up. Honestly, Canada should keep their borders shut until all of the stupidest Americans die. 🤦‍♀️
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« Reply #233 on: June 16, 2020, 06:53:48 AM »

I am really hoping the border stays closed for a long time. Itís the only reason my province is doing so well I think. Weíre stuck in the middle of nowhere in Canada but Iím an hour drive from the US border and people often go back and forth.
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« Reply #234 on: June 16, 2020, 09:41:55 AM »

Steph, are people in the UK protesting how strict the guidelines are, or do they generally accept them?  It sounds like it's much stricter there than it ever has been here, and yet people in my area are constantly complaining about their rights being violated because they can't dine in at restaurants or shop without wearing a mask.  It's so ridiculous.  I get that, for most people, it's not fun to be cooped up, and wearing masks aren't comfortable, but it's a small price to pay to prevent people from getting sick.  Of course, the ones complaining are the same people who think COVID-19 is "no big deal" or a made-up liberal media hoax.  Is that happening in other countries too, or is that just a dumb American thing?

I think there are people who aren't happy with the way things are, but the majority of people seem to be accepting it.  It is for our own good after all and a small price to pay in the long run.

I see quite a few people shopping in face masks, my mum has made me a few.  I'd rather shop in a mask than risk getting or transferring the virus.  I saw on the news about huge queues for the shops re-opening in England.  I think ours will re-open in the next couple of weeks, but I won't be going to any shopping centres for a while.

We haven't had it as strict as some countries because we've been allowed out to exercise close to home.

We have our share of idiots here too who think the virus is made up.  A friend of my sister's is convinced it's a cover up for putting up 5G masts or something like that lol.

Mare, that is a huge bill to have to pay Sad I'm glad we have free health service here as a lot of people wouldn't be able to pay.  Shame you don't have a system more like ours.
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« Reply #235 on: June 16, 2020, 11:59:32 AM »

Canada borders gonna be close until the end of July.

In Quebec, the restaurants gonna open next week with the shopping mall. Little school and high school gonna open only in september. Cegep and university gonna be online in the fall. No big show or fireworks for Quebec st-jean-baptiste or Canada day.
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« Reply #236 on: June 16, 2020, 02:08:12 PM »

Canada is smart to keep its borders closed.  Have you seen that meme about Canadians feeling like they're living in an apartment over a meth lab?  I laughed because it's probably true.

Mare, I keep waiting for natural selection to run its course, but the dumb ones will probably just infect other people without dying from it themselves.

I've heard reports of long lines outside stores as they reopen, but haven't seen any such lines myself... I tend to avoid going out at times when a lot of other people will be out though.  I like to get groceries late at night.

One of my new shopping pet peeves is people who go the wrong way down the one-way aisles.  I'm not really worried about walking past people, but I'm a rule-follower, and I find it so annoying that these poor employees probably spent hours planning a route through the store and putting out all those signs and arrows, only to have customers blatantly ignore them.  Ugh... I hate people.
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« Reply #237 on: June 16, 2020, 02:08:23 PM »

I really think its a mistake to not ban traveling. I feel like all borders should still be closed. Now New Zealand has a few cases because of two people who flew there from England tested positive.

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« Reply #238 on: June 16, 2020, 02:10:47 PM »

I still havenít gone grocery shopping or really ventured out anywhere. I am just going to wait until I feel safe and I hate people too lol
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« Reply #239 on: June 16, 2020, 02:45:35 PM »

No I didnít see the meme that you talk about.

We have very long lines outside groceries stores because they didnít let many people enter in the store at times.

I wish I can go outside to buy the birthday gifts for my brother and sister, Iím so bored too, but with my health is a big no for me.
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