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Canadian police arresting protesters, towing rigs in Ottawa

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A key detail that's been brazenly ignored by the media, and Justin Trudeau - who constantly portrays himself as anti-totalitarianism, anti-fascism, anti-racism (although some pictures suggest that's not entirely his deal) - determined to depict protesters as "anti-vax" are that 90% of Canadian truckers are vaccinated. Let's apply a similar degree of circumspection - from underestimating to overreacting to needlessly insulting, to stealing legitimate donations, to levelling accusations of treason, "occupation" and "insurrection."

You don't have to agree with the protestors and their supporters, but you do have to deal with them, which in this case means giving up the fantasy that anti-mandate supporters are "small" and "fringe" which they are clearly not. Another tactic adopted by Trudeau is to declare those who oppose vaccine mandates as "misogynists" and "racists." So because you oppose mandates means you hate women and people of other races? This delusion blindness has been on display for the last few years, and all he and his government have done are come up with are strategies of suppression and containment: combinations of policing, surveillance, censorship, and propaganda.

When all things are said and done, this movement should be viewed as being on the right side of history.

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“This is not Canada. We don’t need a split country!” one woman yelled.

This will be Trudeau's legacy

Japan actually has a lower vaccination rate than Canada. But I don't see any hate or division in Japanese society.

The Japanese policy of no vaccine mandates and no vaccine passports is the right one.

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Japan actually has a lower vaccination rate than Canada. But I don't see any hate or division in Japanese society.

There isn't any in Canada either. This is a tiny fringe minority, half of them American, and the other half infected with toxic American political views. And according to my father, who lives in one of the capitals, other than some honking on Saturdays, life is going on as normal.

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You don't have to agree with the protestors and their supporters, but you do have to deal with them, which in this case means giving up the fantasy that anti-mandate supporters are "small" and "fringe" which they are clearly not.

They clearly are. What gives you the silly idea they are anything more than a bunch of loud whiners?

Another tactic adopted by Trudeau is to declare those who oppose vaccine mandates as "misogynists" and "racists." So because you oppose mandates means you hate women and people of other races? This delusion blindness has been on display for the last few years, and all he and his government have done are come up with are strategies of suppression and containment: combinations of policing, surveillance, censorship, and propaganda.

I hope he keeps it up if not just to antagonize the idiots that think the Prime Minister of Canada, a position not written into their constitution, and leader of a minority government that MUST cooperate with other parties or face immediate election, has any particular power. He can say all he wants, without the cooperation of Canada, he can't do anything. And he has the cooperation of Canada. So keep on antagonizing the idiots Trudeau! You're doing great. And as complete and utter losers, they deserve it.

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This radical behavior is so not Canadian and good on the police for putting a halt to this nonsense.

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Democracy in action...!

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“Freedom was never free,” said trucker Kevin Homaund, of Montreal. “So what if they put the handcuffs on us and they put us in jail?”

I said it before, one result of this will be an acceleration of the move toward self-driving trucks. Like with retail workers and the pandemic, there is an initial expense to automation, but when the costs of labor problems and disruptions gets factored in the calculus is changed for business interests with their focus on maximum profit at all costs.

The protests over this issue have been a massive miscalculation by the truckers.

The protests have been cheered on and received donations from conservatives in the U.S.

I am sure they are cackling with glee.

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“You are committing career suicide,” King warned on Facebook. “We know where the trucks came from.”

Maybe they just want to work.

Denying someone else the right to work doesn’t seem very free. Seems a bit like what they were protesting against.

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Protest all you want. But these people are blocking highways and traffic. That's why they are getting busted. It's no problem refusing to work....it's your paycheck. Don't interfere with other people's driving, and don't block the roads.

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Japan actually has a lower vaccination rate than Canada. But I don't see any hate or division in Japanese society.

Key point, individual countries have their own separate identities, a general truth, one known a priori, stated by someone who is showing a mastery of the obvious..

If there have been, for example USA citizens who've been illegally protesting in Canada trying to push their cult based beliefs in another country, they should quickly be sent south, where they came from back to Texas probably Florida, cue the Guess Who song "American Woman". . similarly keyboard warriors from China, Russia, Iran Turkey and elsewhere, especially those who post on media outlets outside their home countries trying to fan flames abroad should put their focus back on their own countries and stop trying to further divide other nation's peoples. From what I have read each of those countries I mentioned has serious problems, physicians and trolls heal yourself.

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Tow the trucks, crush them, and sell them for scrap metal.

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Even Canadians are sick of these people.

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About time! Lock these people up and let the majority of law abiding people get on living peacefully with life! These idiots violent protesters have been fueled by the pathetic American far right wing people to damage the image of calm, peaceful, loving Canadians!

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Seizing children, pets, money and bank accounts - all without due process. Tarring everyone opposed to vaccine mandates that are seen as human rights violations even in countries like Japan...

What strikes me about the people who support these tyrannical actions is their complete lick of imagination. They can't even imagine that these same things won't be done to them in the future, as political winds shift. And this is how it starts.

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...lack of imagination. Maybe they have a lick of it, but not here.

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There isn't any in Canada either. This is a tiny fringe minority, half of them American, and the other half infected with toxic American political views.

What’s toxic about freedom or saying to the government, “sorry, I don’t want the shot?” Has nothing to do with America other than, we won’t be compliant to the government.

You don't have to agree with the protestors and their supporters, but you do have to deal with them, which in this case means giving up the fantasy that anti-mandate supporters are "small" and "fringe" which they are clearly not. Another tactic adopted by Trudeau is to declare those who oppose vaccine mandates as "misogynists" and "racists." So because you oppose mandates means you hate women and people of other races? This delusion blindness has been on display for the last few years, and all he and his government have done are come up with are strategies of suppression and containment: combinations of policing, surveillance, censorship, and propaganda.

When all things are said and done, this movement should be viewed as being on the right side of history.

Exactly, well said.

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Freedom was never free,” said trucker Kevin Homaund, of Montreal. “So what if they put the handcuffs on us and they put us in jail?”

Freedom to be fascists, freedom to spread a disease or freedom to be idiots is not a part of the Canadian constitution.

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Seizing children, pets, money and bank accounts - all without due process.

Go protest in the middle of a busy thoroughfare in any country and see what happens. Will you be allowed to stay there until you have a court date and lawyer appointed? Due process…mah rights. Bunch of Karens.

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These fascists want the freedom to take away the freedom of others.

The people of Ottawa have been held hostage by these idiots whining for their freedom. Minorities, women and even children are at risk from these fascist idiots!!!

Time to send them back and take away their jobs!

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I hope he keeps it up if not just to antagonize the idiots

So by that logic, if a leader from the opposing political spectrum came to power and tried to antagonize you and any of your ilk into supporting its agenda with terms such as, say, "beta leftist soy boy," you'd be okay with that then?

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What’s toxic about freedom or saying to the government, “sorry, I don’t want the shot?” Has nothing to do with America other than, we won’t be compliant to the government.

Freedom is important to the supporters of these idiots until it involves the freedom for minorities!!! Then they want to take away all ‘Freedoms’

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These fascists want the freedom to take away the freedom of others.

I agree, but if Trudeau won’t listen, that would and has woken up Parliament.

The people of Ottawa have been held hostage by these idiots whining for their freedom. Minorities, women and even children are at risk from these fascist idiots!!!

Not fascist, but the truckers should just move their trucks off to the side, park legally and just hold the line.

Time to send them back and take away their jobs!

Yes and try and find and train people and get them up to speed slowing the supply chain even further. Yeah, I hope they do get fired, that’ll further put more dirt on Justin.

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Go protest in the middle of a busy thoroughfare in any country and see what happens

Happens everyday everywhere in the world.

Protestors get arrested.

Why did Trudeau need to declare a national emergency and freeze the bank accounts of citizens?

The protestors in Ottawa submitted to arrest without any violence.

What was the point of the National Emergency?

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I agree, but if Trudeau won’t listen, that would and has woken up Parliament.

Home schooling and comprehension skills are inversely proportional!!!

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Yes and try and find and train people and get them up to speed slowing the supply chain even further. Yeah, I hope they do get fired, that’ll further put more dirt on Justin.

Don’t worry about Canada, they welcome migrants and there’ll be enough people ready to take place of these fascists!!!

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What’s toxic about freedom or saying to the government, “sorry, I don’t want the shot?”

They have the freedom to refuse the shot. And the responsibility to quarantine if they refuse. It’s called being a law-abiding adult.

Has nothing to do with America

That’s where the money and “inspiration” are coming from.

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Home schooling and comprehension skills are inversely proportional!!!

Well, Canadians can determine how they want to educate their kids, but that’s beside the issue.

Don’t worry about Canada, they welcome migrants and there’ll be enough people ready to take place of these fascists!!!

Yeah, sorry not buying that one, nice try.

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Happens everyday everywhere in the world.

Protestors get arrested.

Same here so why the outrage and cries of fascism? Duh.

Why did Trudeau need to declare a national emergency and freeze the bank accounts of citizens?

Because they were holding the economy and trade hostage.

The protestors in Ottawa submitted to arrest without any violence.

Good. Nothing to complain about then.

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They have the freedom to refuse the shot. And the responsibility to quarantine if they refuse. It’s called being a law-abiding adult. 

As a tax payer the government also has the duty to listen to me as being a responsible government. I refuse the shot, accept it.

That’s where the money and “inspiration” are coming from.

We are a richer nation and the Canadians know we won’t back down. They need to keep up that spirit. Even if we are not physically there.

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A key detail that's been brazenly ignored by the media, and Justin Trudeau - who constantly portrays himself as anti-totalitarianism, anti-fascism, anti-racism (although some pictures suggest that's not entirely his deal) - determined to depict protesters as "anti-vax" are that 90% of Canadian truckers are vaccinated. 

A key detail that I’ve read in almost every article about this and is also mentioned in the article handily provided above? That key detail?

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These morons are discovering Canada is not America, and will not accept anarchistic disruptions, or attacks on their democracy.

Trudeau was elected LAST YEAR in the middle of the pandemic. Good luck trying to convince people who believe in law that he is tyrannical, or that these people are anything less than whiny little children.

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Happens everyday everywhere in the world

In the middle of I-95 for example? And for days and days? This is different. Yes, try this in Japan on the Hanshin highway and see what happens

As a tax payer the government also has the duty to listen to me as being a responsible government. I refuse the shot, accept it.

Can't refuse quarantine when returning to Japan. Also Americans living outside the US don't pay American taxes.

Why did Trudeau need to declare a national emergency and freeze the bank accounts of citizens?

Who cares? Get your truck out of the middle of the street and stop blocking traffic.

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As a tax payer the government also has the duty to listen to me as being a responsible government. I refuse the shot, accept it.

Why would you think your American logic should apply to Canadians when the overwhelming majority of them disagree with you? Hmm, which logically makes more sense, Canada doing things the way some American wants, or Canada doing things with the overwhelming support of Canadians, right after they were elected last year in the middle of the pandemic by the people of Canada.

Any good reason?

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Well, Canadians can determine how they want to educate their kids, but that’s beside the issue.

And home schooled Americans don’t need to spread their ignorance to Canada.

Yeah, sorry not buying that one, nice try.

No one’s selling anything to the fascists!!!!

Will be fun when migrants take over their jobs, ROFL!!!!

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We are a richer nation and the Canadians know we won’t back down. They need to keep up that spirit. Even if we are not physically there.

That’s what the Jan 6 protesters thought and now they have to depend on state appointed lawyers, ROFL!!!

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The good people of Canada have clearly had enough of these deluded, selfish, entitled far-right protesters. I don't call them truckers because the Canadian Truckers Alliance President has already repudiated them and said they don't represent the truck drivers in Canada.

"A great number of these protesters have no connection to the trucking industry and have a separate agenda beyond a disagreement over cross border vaccine requirements. As these protests unfold over the weekend, we ask the Canadian public to be aware that many of the people you see and hear in media reports do not have a connection to the trucking industry."

https://cantruck.ca/statement-by-canadian-trucking-alliance-president-on-ottawa-protests/

They say they're for "freedom" yet the take away the freedom of ordinary Canadians to travel in their city and for both Canadians and Americans to get to their jobs - mostly blue collar auto industry jobs.

They failed on multiple levels - and gave us one more example of how the far-right media and politicians manipulate and scam the MAGA-masses. Not one of these pols or talking heads is going to get their truck repossessed by the police...

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These morons are discovering Canada is not America, and will not accept anarchistic disruptions, or attacks on their democracy.

Nothing Democrat to what Trudeau is doing, nothing at all.

Trudeau was elected LAST YEAR in the middle of the pandemic. Good luck trying to convince people who believe in law that he is tyrannical, or that these people are anything less than whiny little children.

Well, that’s what the people are believing and the people he’s doing this to are voters and not to mention, Trudeau is sealing his fate as well as his parties. He can take away their trucks, but as you once said, you can’t take away a personal belief that pushes and drives you. I tend to agree. Take everything away, but never give up or give in.

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Canadian truck drivers distance themselves from ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests

(News headline)

Only a small percentage of Canadian truckers are doing these illegal road blocking activities and the rest of the truckers think these protesters are stupid and Trump cultists. These road blocker are making all truckers look bad. 99% of the sane truckers wish these truckers would stop blocking the highways. Don't want to Truck? Just quit, and don't block other people's productive lives.

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As a tax payer the government also has the duty to listen to me

You’re not claiming to be a Canadian citizen now, are you? Because otherwise the Canadian government has no duty to listen to you.

Canadian citizens have the right to protest, but not to block roads and commerce with big manly trucks.

I refuse the shot, accept it.

I accept that. And the Japanese government accepts that, as does the state of Texas.

Once again, Canadians are free to refuse the shot. But for the sake of public safety, such conscientious objectors (my body, my choice!) have to follow the law, man up and quarantine.

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Nothing Democrat to what Trudeau is doing, nothing at all.

He's telling people to stop blocking traffic. Blocking traffic and blocking other business and lives is not democratic. This is traffic law, not politics

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They say they're for "freedom" yet the take away the freedom of ordinary Canadians to travel in their city and for both Canadians and Americans to get to their jobs - mostly blue collar auto industry jobs.

They're acting like my children do when I set boundaries. Whining, complaining, and making life as disagreeable as possible because they're angry. Really, really angry. And they're going to stomp their feet and tell you.

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And home schooled Americans don’t need to spread their ignorance to Canada.

I don’t know what that has to do with anything , but if a home schooled person wants to say something, and opine, let them.

No one’s selling anything to the fascists!!!!

Trudeau is.

Will be fun when migrants take over their jobs, ROFL!!!!

That won’t happen. Lol

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Take everything away, but never give up or give in.

Big words and small fascist minds don’t gel well!!!

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Trudeau is.

Canadians have government healthcare, and truckers are blocking the highways

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Well, that’s what the people are believing and the people he’s doing this to are voters

Not enough to matter. Just a few whiners.

Trudeau is sealing his fate as well as his parties.

By enacting policies that the overwhelming majority of Canadians support? Yeah, that's a real death sentence for his party alright.

He can take away their trucks

No he can't. The Canadian prime minister does not have this power. His party doesn't even have a majority. A coalition of leaders in Canada have this power, and they have enacted it, and then he, as the leader of the nation, as announced it. The PM is not made a king like in American politics, he's not even part of their constitution.

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I don’t know what that has to do with anything , but if a home schooled person wants to say something, and opine, let them.

No one’s stopping them as you can see, but their ignorance is pitiful!!!

Trudeau is.

ROFL, poor comprehension skills as we can see. Trudeau is not selling them anything just taking away their freedom to hurt others.

That won’t happen. Lol

Fascists do have a low opinion of migrants, more to do with their own lack of education, ROFL!!!

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trucker win, the vaccine passport will be removed next month, BRAVO!!!

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No one’s selling anything to the fascists!!!!

Trudeau is.

The recently democratically elected leader of a nation, who is acting in line with the wishes of the overwhelming majority of his population, is selling something to fascists? I know you didn't realize you were calling Canadians fascists, but you did.

I'm suspecting this is another American right-wing dialectic usage of a word that differs from how the rest of the world uses it. Like how the American right-wing dialectic usage of 'Socialist' is akin to 'the boogeyman', a catch-all evil entity to which all civilizations ills can be attributed, they use 'Fascist' interchangeably. It's confusing to most of the world, but when you realize that they don't know the actual meaning of the word due to their bubble restricting any outside information, it becomes more clear.

I know, until you realize that, you can only look down on them as being really dumb for saying things like Canadians are fascists. But when you realize that it's not a lack of intelligence, but rather ignorance of the actual meaning of the words they are using, you can kind of feel pity on them.

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Democracy at its finest.

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trucker win, the vaccine passport will be removed next month

No:

B.C. extends vaccine passport system through June 2022: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-extends-vaccine-passport-system-through-june-2022-1.5753572

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So if/when you fly in to Japan from Texas, you will refuse vaccination and quarantine no matter what the cost to your fortune, family, and future?

False bravado is the signature of these idiots, they have taken the vaccine, they just lie about it!

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Big words and small fascist minds don’t gel well!!!

They laughed at MLK and said the same thing about the civil rights movement.

No one’s stopping them as you can see, but their ignorance is pitiful!!!

I disagree.

ROFL, poor comprehension skills as we can see.

Then Trudeau should know better if he is indeed educated, but I guess he being an elitist thinks he’s better than these people. Keep thinking that, it’s really going to sink his party going forward.

Fascists do have a low opinion of migrants,

So that’s the reason why they get nothing but government assistance, that’s it? Well, that would be a mild form of fascism.

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I know you didn't realize you were calling Canadians fascists, but you did. 

You called the truckers fascists.

I'm suspecting this is another American right-wing dialectic usage of a word

No, it was appropriately used.

I know, until you realize that, you can only look down on them

I look down on Trudeau, yes.

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So that’s the reason why they get nothing but government assistance, that’s it? Well, that would be a mild form of fascism.

There you have it. Right after I said the below, he proved it with the above.

I'm suspecting this is another American right-wing dialectic usage of a word that differs from how the rest of the world uses it. Like how the American right-wing dialectic usage of 'Socialist' is akin to 'the boogeyman', a catch-all evil entity to which all civilizations ills can be attributed, they use 'Fascist' interchangeably. It's confusing to most of the world, but when you realize that they don't know the actual meaning of the word due to their bubble restricting any outside information, it becomes more clear.

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StrangerlandToday  09:45 am JST

Feb. 14, 2022

OTTAWA — As of March 1, the province of Ontario will no longer require people show proof of vaccination to enter any indoor spaces, the premier, Doug Ford, announced on Monday morning.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/14/world/canada/doug-ford-announcement-ontario.html

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False bravado is the signature of these idiots, they have taken the vaccine, they just lie about it!

Speak for yourself. You cannot claim or know who took the vaccine and who didn’t, but suffice to say that if someone says they didn’t take it, then they meant it, if they did then they they wouldn’t be going through this mess and fight like this.

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You called the truckers fascists.

No, I called them whiny little children.

No, it was appropriately used.

You say that, but here, you clearly prove that you don't know the actual meaning of the word:

So that’s the reason why they get nothing but government assistance, that’s it? Well, that would be a mild form of fascism.

It's very clear that you in fact have no clue whatsoever what facism actually is, and only know the American right-wing dialectic meaning of "the boogeyman".

"So that’s the reason why they get nothing but government assistance, that’s it? Well, that would be a mild form of boogeymanism."

To the rest of the world, my translation of your statement into the English that the rest of the world outside the right-wing American dialectic bubble uses makes sense, while your statement was gibberish.

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OTTAWA — As of March 1, the province of Ontario will no longer require people show proof of vaccination to enter any indoor spaces, the premier, Doug Ford, announced on Monday morning.

Well, Hallelujah. Fantastic News!

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OTTAWA — As of March 1, the province of Ontario will no longer require people show proof of vaccination to enter any indoor spaces, the premier, Doug Ford, announced on Monday morning.

While British Columbia does. Would you like me to keep proving you wrong about this statement:

trucker win, the vaccine passport will be removed next month

How can you say that the passport will be removed next month, when the vaccine passport will still be required in Canada until June? You realize you're not making sense, right?

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They laughed at MLK and said the same thing about the civil rights movement.

Yes the racists and fascists laughed at MLK and boy were they proven wrong.

Then Trudeau should know better if he is indeed educated, 

You can look up Trudeau’s educational record, if you know what that means!!!

So that’s the reason why they get nothing but government assistance, that’s it?

Don’t worry the fascists are not getting government assistance, rather it’s being taken away from them.

Well, that would be a mild form of fascism.

There’s no mild form of fascism, I bet they didn’t teach that in home schooling!!!

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Don’t worry the fascists are not getting government assistance, rather it’s being taken away from them.

Did you hear about that 21 year old girl who got an injunction against the noise complaints? Well now she just had all the convoy's assets frozen as well through another court hearing. They HATE her.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

but suffice to say that if someone says they didn’t take it, then they meant it,

Unless they accidentally revealed that they took the vaccine, which just makes them poor liars!!!

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You say that, but here, you clearly prove that you don't know the actual meaning of the word:

Ok, that’s your personal opinion. I disagree.

English that the rest of the world outside the right-wing American dialectic bubble uses makes sense, while your statement was gibberish

What? Ok, now you’re just grasping. Who cares the rest of the world. Come on now. Lol

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Meanwhile, yesterday, in B.C. actual organized violent terrorists attacked innocent workers, attempted to murder RCMP and did millions of dollars in damage. AND they are actually directly funded by Americans.

Canadians will await the Emergencies Act sledgehammer to bonk them on the head.

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It is Patriotic to get vaccinated and keep the country you love safe and secure, it is Unpatriotic to do the opposite.

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Ok, that’s your personal opinion..

Well no, it has nothing to do with opinion. There is a clear dictionary definition of the word, and none of the meanings stop this sentence from being gibberish:

So that’s the reason why they get nothing but government assistance, that’s it? Well, that would be a mild form of fascism.

However, if you take the American right-wing dialectic meaning of the word 'fascist', suddenly the sentence above makes sense.

See how none of that had anything to do with my opinion, and how I built this thing called an argument, based on these things called facts.

Actually I really doubt you see it. And your next reply will prove that.

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Yes the racists and fascists laughed at MLK and boy were they proven wrong. 

Looks like Trudeau is as well.

You can look up Trudeau’s educational record, if you know what that means!!!

Yeah, but the bigger question is, does he? I doubt it actually. 

Don’t worry the fascists are not getting government assistance, rather it’s being taken away from them.

Then they can press on.

There’s no mild form of fascism,

Because you say so??? Sure.

I bet they didn’t teach that in home schooling!!!

Canadians can be home schooled if they so choose, it’s their right, don’t look down on them.

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Who cares the rest of the world.

That's what Canadians think of your opinions on their "convoy".

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I'm a Canadian and this is my perspective.

against the country's COVID-19 restrictions.

was maybe the original idea then it got co-opted by every lunatic with a truck who wasn't working. They wanted the government to resign and take over the country it was very strange. Go look up their MOU it's ridiculous. We just had an election 6 months ago. What was also strange was that they protested Ottawa not Toronto as most of the restrictions are provincial not federal. So you had a group of people who were being funded 50% or more by USA donors, had no idea about Canadian division of powers, and no idea about geography, also waving so many Canadian flags. We don't do that either so this entire escapade seems very American not Canadian at all. Literally a false flag operation.

Also you can't claim suppression if you can put up a bouncy castle, a sauna, and basically a coffee shop right in the middle of the street.

Weirdly they were shouting freedom to bludgen other peoples freedoms and it ticked everyone off.  

With the Conservative parties supporting this protest though this will help us later in June when the provincial election occurs. I expect a Liberal party government as a result. The Conservative premier was MIA and went snowboarding up until the SOE was called. The SOE wasn't required, but the local police caved, the provincial gov't took a holiday so they were forced to act.

 

This wasn't by chance. It's well known that the Conservative thinking and along with using Faux News, they wanted to use this occupation to destabalize the Liberal Party currently in charge. Even though a vast majority of Canadians would never put Conservatives in charge if we could stop splitting the left vote. Cons don't realize by aligning again with Americans they are undermining their credibility and Canadian soverignty. This is just so blatant that this alone should help Canada get rid of a lot of Conservative party politicians all across the divisions of power.

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Looks like Trudeau is as well.

How? A coalition of politicians just decided to stomp out this little rebellion. He's not being proven wrong at all. He's actually being proven right.

Canadians can be home schooled if they so choose, it’s their right, don’t look down on them.

Yes, it's a nation of freedom, rather than freedumb.

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No, I called them whiny little children.

They are blocking the road and any fines, arrests, confiscation of their property is on them. If I'm driving I want my freedom to NOT be blocked. This is about my rights of the road. I'm pretty sure when these truckers were studying for their commercial license exams there was a part of not blocking the road. They have legal problems? That is 100% on them.

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Well no, it has nothing to do with opinion.

I disagree and you are in no position to make or change anyones opinion with all due respect.

Anyway, skipping through all the diatribe, it’s quite simple, you have your opinion and I have mine, I’m not trying to change yours, but you sure as heck won’t change mine.

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I disagree

Ok, and what you have done is express an opinion.

Whereas I only expressed fact:

There is a clear dictionary definition of the word, and none of the meanings stop this sentence from being gibberish:So that’s the reason why they get nothing but government assistance, that’s it? Well, that would be a mild form of fascism.

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Anyway, skipping through all the diatribe, it’s quite simple, you have your opinion and I have mine

Yes, but when it comes to Canada, yours is wrong. Canadians have told you so.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Tow their rigs away, impound them, take away their drivers licenses, fine them heavily and prevent them from driving for a number of years. Force them to remember the consequences for their idiotic actions.

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That's what Canadians think of your opinions on their "convoy".

Hmmm, if that were true then so many wouldn’t welcome the help of Americans commenting and supporting this growing movement.

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due to geography and division of power and the sheer ignorance of the American and American-funded protesters, the provincial government will go Liberal Party in June.

Thanks!

Doesn't matter if you downvote this message either, or how many bad actors there are here to overthrow Canada because we stood up to China and our Deputy PM gives Putin the willies due to her previous experience in fighting the KGB.

I can vote in Ontario, you can't. I have nullifed you

Sweet!

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Canadian here, Ottawa is my hometown.

Very glad to see these idiots finally being arrested and losing their trucks. They have been bullying residents and causing severe hardship to everyone in town for weeks now. The people are fed up with their stupid antics. Enough is enough.

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@Strangerland

One of my kids was struggling through the last year of high school in Canada during the pandemic.

As is typical for folks that age they were trying to forge their own identity. She was being told in a public high school that "white men have yellow fever" and "white men have an Asian fetish." Lovely stuff to be telling a young woman with a Japanese mother and caucasian father. The woke hate machine in Canada, that has been fostered by Trudeau for political gain has ripped the country apart. And if anyone ever puts up a hand to question why their daughter is being taught that her father has an "Asian fetish" they are shouted down with insults, vilified and excluded. Canada is a very different place than you remember.

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Looks like Trudeau is as well.

Trudeau wasn’t around during the civil rights movement!!

Yeah, but the bigger question is, does he? I doubt it actually. 

He wasn’t home schooled, so he can!

Then they can press on.

From prison?

Because you say so??? Sure.

Yes, thanks.

Canadians can be home schooled if they so choose, it’s their right, don’t look down on them.

They are smarter than American parents who home schooled their kids because they were opposed to desegregation!!!

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Too little, too late! Will not save the Trudeau regime!!

They don’t have the GOP in Canada to stage coups, so Trudeau is safe!

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If you agree with what the police are doing, then you're part of the problem!

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and you are in no position to...

...block traffic

I grew up half of my life in Europe

Me too

I’ve been to Canada over 22 times

I've been there 34 times

 I applaud the truckers that....

...are breaking road law and suffering legal consequences and are not part of the 99% of truckers who think these extreme Trump truckers are hypnotized idiots.

but you cannot and won’t....

... break the law that says you cannot block roads and disrupt people's lives because FOX news controls their lives.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

I grew up half of my life in Europe and I love it as well. 

Half life in Europe, half in America and half in Japan???

Numbers might not be your thing!!!!

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Just in: Parliament suspended.

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30 plus years then? What happened to growing up in California?

Never said 30 years. Don’t mathematically worry about me. I’m not the problem, I just mentioned it and focused on the Truckers, thanks.

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I don’t think Trudeau had much of an option. I’m surprised the military wasn’t called in. Canada’s military is not as weak as a lot of people think.

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MarkToday  10:02 am JST

It is Patriotic to get vaccinated and keep the country you love safe and secure, it is Unpatriotic to do the opposite.

Then take more shots to be more patriotic, what about 30 shots for you...

if you pass away because you have been deceived, it will be patriotic, right?

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

I laughed at people trying to claim JT is a Tyrant, or the Canadian government is a dictatorship, and the rest of the hyperbolic declarations.

A dictatorship, an Tyrant is usually a minority rules, were a small group of society "dictates" their way on to others.

Here we have nearly 85% of Canadians in agreement and being vaccinated. With barely 15% not and of that 15% a small portion trying to threaten, intimidate and hold the other 85% hostage to get what they want.

So who are the tyrants, who are the wannabe dictators?

You have a tiny tiny tiny portion of the population trying to tell the elected government what to do and to do as this unelected micro percentage of Canadians tell it, that is a dictatorship.

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Metaphorically speaking, these people want the right to keep their shoes on and walk dog mess through your house, while smoking.

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Trudeau wasn’t around during the civil rights movement!!

Didn't stop him from wearing black face.

He wasn’t home schooled, so he can!

Hmmm, ok.

From prison?

Well, it seems like it’s working, they’re getting rid of the mandates in Ottawa, so something. Don’t give up.

Yes, thanks.

Sorry, you don’t.

They are smarter than American parents

who home schooled their kids because they were opposed to desegregation!!!

Smarter? Doubt it. If Americans pushed for civil rights and Canadians want to home school their kids, why is that a problem?

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Too little, too late! Will not save the Trudeau regime!!

Canada is a democracy and the next election is years away. You’ve been misled into believing there will be some kind of insurrection.

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nishikat

Protest all you want. But these people are blocking highways and traffic. That's why they are getting busted. It's no problem refusing to work....it's your paycheck. Don't interfere with other people's driving, and don't block the roads.

They occupy around 3 blocks near the government area. And it is been like a public festival, with kids playing and people partying. And "these" people are the very working class that Trudea and his elite likes to pretend to present. And their demands simply to return to a normal life, without government overreach.

You really should look outside the biased corporate media snippets.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Anonymous

Just in: Parliament suspended.

Yep. Cant have those annoying discussions about the illegal emergency act, can we now. Trudea is on video saying how he admires China. That was one moment ot truth...

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Children bundled up in coats and hats stood amid the crowd. Police said that the protesters had put the youngsters in the middle in the confrontation and that the youngsters would be brought to a place of safety.

Freedom indeed

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Strangerland

trucker win, the vaccine passport will be removed next month

No:

B.C. extends vaccine passport system through June 2022: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-extends-vaccine-passport-system-through-june-2022-1.5753572

Depends on the province, doesnt it. I have seen several governors saying they are done with them. But if Dear Leader Trudea has his way, they will continue forever. And dissidents will will have their money and livelyhood taken.

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Apparently the truckers that bring the vaccines and other medical devices into Canada from Pfizer HQ and elsewhere are exempt from the cross-border vaccine mandates. That should tell you everything you need to know about government hypocrisy.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-unvaccinated-truckers-bringing-covid-19-vaccines-medical-devices-into/

3 ( +6 / -3 )

gosh, a lot of people here on the side of Big State.....

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Just because who it is against.

liberals love authoritarian and totalitarian policies when it’s their authority and totality.

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I have family that run a national trucking firm and they are against vaccinations, but have been vaccinated in order to keep working. They claim this is no worse than a cold and that these precautions are not needed. They may have a right to believe what they like but they have no right to expect the majority who listen to the experts from ensuring everyone complies with taking the precautions necessary to reduce cases and spreading of Covid.

This is a way for trying to force their minority opinion that this is not serious enough to warrant precautions/restrictions or mandates, on the majority. These people are experts at trucking and transport but not at medical matters and pandemics. How do they expect people to listen to their expertise in the field of transport when they ignore the medical experts because it is inconvenient to do so. And for truckers is IS massively inconvenient. But to be fair you would be hard put to find people not put out by this pandemic that could well last for a few more years yet.

We are either a smart adaptable species or we are not. This situation requires adaptation going forward. When we are all on the same page it is easier for everyone. When we butt heads it is worse for everyone.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

 they have no right to expect the majority

Even if there are no mandates, the majority can still be vaccinated.

I as an unvaccinated person support your right to get vaccinated, I'll even pay for it.

My duty as a citizen is to pay for your vaccine and I've done that, I've fulfilled my duty.

It is not my duty to give my body to the government.

I retain my right to choose what goes into my body, while respecting your right to make the same choice.

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