The Regina Car Share Co-op‘s newest cars for their fleet have arrived, and are being prepared. Thanks to Affinity Credit Union, the car share had enough money to purchase 2 Nissan LEAFs from B.C.
They together cost less than 1 new Nissan, but still have many years of usefulness and coolness left in them.
It’s become trendy to be thrifty. Frugal, even.
There’s always been a case for being frugal, but now it’s more apparent to a society facing supply chain disruptions from an unsure labour market and contracted globalism.
Have you started a Victory Garden this year? When there were social events, did you ever attend a Repair Cafe, to fix your slightly broken electronic device, or sew a tear in a jacket (like I have at the Regina Public Library)? As the article points out, there are many ways to be frugal, and not all of them lead to actual hording which obviously needs to be avoided for various reasons.
You’ve probably got friends on that gosh awful Facebook website who’re clamouring to go back to normal. They want the certainty of a steady paycheque, the regular services, and plentiful entertainment options that Regina offers in a typical year. (You know how the easily bored are always saying there’s so much to do in Regina?)
Every one of them who argues to re-open Saskatchewan on the same day we have our single biggest outbreak increase, is a GD partisan/idiot. They might be bigger idiots than Scott Moe is, because they believe what a GD moron like the Premier is telling them to think.
Sask. COVID-19 update:
34 new confirmed cases, the provincial total now 467.
29 of the new cases are in the Far North (La Loche and surrounding area), four of the new cases are in the North & one is in the Saskatoon area.
They want to play Russian Roulette with themselves and their friends and family, and get out there to destroy the benefits of #SocialDistancing that made Saskatchewan ahead of the curve for once. It’s only a 3% chance that someone infected will die, give or take a few percent on factors aside from age that we don’t even know with certainty yet. And there’s only about a 50% chance of getting infected if it sweeps across the province quickly enough. Maybe those odds look good to them, but remember, they’re GD idiots, and they aren’t thinking.
Wait a year, and you get a vaccine. Some gratification is delayed. We may have other options before the vaccine, but right now, you COVIDIOTS are putting my life at risk. There are better options to fix your economic worries.
This is a first draft, so if it sounds harsh, it probably is. This isn’t an attempt to get the idiots to change their minds. They can’t; not without their political string-pullers helping them, anyway.
The reckless and callous Sask Party prepares on Monday to start the calculated risk AKA killing process. Because golf is literally more important than some guy’s grandma, amirite?
More than 400 sick health care workers in the biggest city west of our capital city. No biggie, I guess?#SlowMoe has killed before, his Prairie Resilience Plan has been a Death Plan about how to die disordered from the #ClimateCrisis, but now he'll get some of you years earlier.
— Saskboy from #SocialDistancing (@saskboy) May 1, 2020
Slow Moe isn’t alone. The Quebec Premier, and Alberta’s are both itching to get things back to “normal” as quickly as possible, even though the normal we were living with has a shelf life of less than #EightYears anyway before it has to change more dramatically than we’ve experienced over the last 6 weeks.
This pretty, sparsely populated city on treaty land is not charmed. The people are not immune. Our mammal pets aren't even immune. And when we let down our guard, with dozens of as-of-yet untraced infections in our unguarded province, we'll unleash a bigger second wave. pic.twitter.com/J3DEfIYxmO
— Saskboy from #SocialDistancing (@saskboy) May 1, 2020
That's sick. Heaven forbid that poor people not be poor on the other end of a crisis where they lose family members and friends. Wouldn't want to accidentally make the country better as a result of problem solving.
How ghoulish is our national post anyway? That’s kind of rhetorical, because we all know now they’d rather see bodies piled high in the streets like in Ecuador, than risk giving a poor person a hand-up during the worst global economic and health crisis of perhaps a over half a century.
Articles like this are always very revealing, not as an insight into the minds of Canadians, but as a revelation of the Author's soul. https://t.co/D3mGtelGyA
Seems strange to me that our covid curve started 2.3 weeks later than in europe but we reopen the economy on the same time or even earlier than them We know that we are lacking test capacity (less than 5k per day) and we are not letting the healthcare employees rest a bit
Moe still plans to force some frivolous things open in early May while our R-naught has dipped below 1. It’ll jump back over 1 most likely in a few days or weeks, meaning that each infected person will on average spread the virus to more than 1 other person.
We all know what a stable genius the President is, you really have to admire him coming up with quality solutions on the fly during a press conference. Medical doctors are going to try his ideas as soon as they find a volunteer and an unethical doctor to administer them.
Then there are quality media outlets like Breitbart explaining that the President was misunderstood.
They said he’s a straight-shootin’ meaner,
With a mushroom shaped, micro-sized wiener,
He isn’t too bright,
He’ll cure you with light,
Now he tells you to go and drink cleaner.
Reversing a day old canard,
Trump avoids a mental ward,
He was joking you see,
He’s pretending to be,
A rambling, idiotic, mental case.
"The disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. It gets in the lungs" — Trump seems to suggests that injecting disinfectant inside people could be a treatment for the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/amis9Rphsm
It’s no surprise to most reading this that I have a low opinion of Saskatchewan’s Premier. He’s an unlovable oaf. He’s never been elected by the general electorate to be Premier, and his party takes corrupt corporate donations. Yet he gets lots of media support from Rawlco and other big media here, so he enjoys a bizarrely high approval rating.
This oaf, this Luddite, wants to start opening Saskatchewan back up while people around the world are dying in record numbers, so that people can go play golf. Yes, you read that right, golfing is one of the first public activities being allowed. Soon you can go hit the links with your buddies, and instead of dying on the fairway of a heart attack or lightning strike, you can die two weeks later in hospital from the plague, after giving it to your family.
Our doctors and scientists are fighting a battle around the world, to conquer COVID-19 before it mutates and remains a perpetual threat like polio and Smallpox once were. To give us our best chance, we need to all limit the spread as much as humanly possible for 1 year. It should be no surprise that Moe wants to undemine scientists and say its possible to break physics and chemistry rules. We know that gets people killed. He’s a climate crisis Denier too. That’s what they do.
It's easy to get people to come together in common sacrifice in the middle of a war. It's very hard to get them to do so in a pandemic that looks invisible precisely because suppression methods are working. But that's exactly what we're going to have to do. /end
When the US went to war in Iraq for the second time, they said it would be a quick victory. It’s dragged on almost 2 decades, and Americans put up with it. Meanwhile, scientists say we can have vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 in less than 18 months. We can’t fight the biggest plague of our lifetime (hopefully) for a fraction of the time and effort put into defeating so called terror?
Frisbee golf is closed in Wascana Park
Government of Sask is sending people onto thin ice
This has been obvious to me for most of the last decade, after it became clear that good information was never going to win over enough people, because disinformation had already corrupted too many. https://t.co/jbwxnjMkB2
The problem with this Facebook censorship/correction of disinformation is that they’re really bad at censoring. My blog has been blocked for years, and they’ve never responded to my appeal to find out why. I can share links to my blog only if they’re in a tweet, not a direct abandonedstuff.com or saskboy.wordpress.com link.
As Time notes, it’s well established that Facebook is responsible for spreading misinformation, and disinformation (intentional misinformation) throughout society, but if it’s also blocking websites like mine that attempt to share information debunking the problem. That exposes Facebook as a threat to the spread of reliable information. Social media may be your primary source of news, so you should each day wonder what it is literally not letting you see. Who is it steering you away from talking to? They aren’t blocking only some Nazis and some snake-oil salespeople.
I once agreed that masks were probably not of much use outside of hospitals, but have revised my stance to agree with the recent CDC and Health Canada findings. Now that our masks shouldn’t run out in hospitals, it’s best if people in stores and elsewhere they might meet people in public, have a mask on.