Post by Souriquois on Mar 19, 2020 20:53:58 GMT -4
Figured I'd start a thread, cos this is crazy.
Here in Canada everything is on lockdown and several provinces declared state of emergency... and the PM says he has not taken "emergency powers" aka War Measures Act off the table (claims he's still looking at the law to see if it's useful)... I think he is going to do it, though, because my friend in the military said they are preparing for such an action, and the War Measures Act cannot be invoked without approval of the House of Commons, which he has reconvened for emergency purposes... if that happens, it will be the second time in Canadian history it has been done, and in a twist of irony, the first time, it was his father. I can't help but think about how confused some old guy with dementia in a nursing home will be, when he turns on the news and the headline says "PM Trudeau invokes War Measures Act".
Post by Souriquois on Mar 21, 2020 11:02:55 GMT -4
You know, I actually wonder, if this is what it was like when European diseases first showed up in the Americas. European diseases showed up in parts of Canada before actual Europeans did, because people here caught them from people they traded with who also traded with Europeans. Most of them didn't kill (except for smallpox, measles, etc), but I can imagine even the mild ones spread so fast they wrecked the economy, like what's happening now with the stock market crashes and such.
Post by Souriquois on Apr 14, 2020 21:42:48 GMT -4
Here is one thing I have noticed during this COVID-19 crisis, at least here in Canada, is that the type of people who always claimed to be mentally strong and that everyone else was weak, guys who exuded machismo and toxic masculinity, always waving guns around and talking about how tough and manly they are, are the ones mentally breaking down in this crisis. Not mentally strong at all. In fact, I can picture quite a few suicides among that set if the lockdowns continue on much longer.
I dunno, local RWNJs I have fought with, have started using my shoulder to cry on (over Zoom, of course). I dunno how I became comforter-in-chief, but I guess I am. Although, I have dealt with depression and anxiety in the past, and I have been hearing reports a lot of people with experience with mental health issues having similar experiences: they are cool as cucumbers, while everyone else around them is freaking out and coming to them for comfort.
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Post by Souriquois on Apr 19, 2020 17:21:08 GMT -4
There was a mass shooting in my city last night (well started in a rural area, and then progressed towards the city). Eleven people are dead. I heard sirens by my house but I thought it was a car accident at the time.
Dude dressed up as a cop and stole a police car. Pulled people over and shot them. Then went into houses and shot people, who were sitting ducks in there because of the lockdown (that's why I'm posting about it in this thread, I think that was the shooter's plan).
Was heading towards my neighbourhood when he was caught, and shot by police.
Nothing like this has ever happened in my province before.