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Ottawa police get reinforcements as anti vax convoy arrives

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They already won one concession from Trudeau; he backed down on vaccine mandates to cross provincial borders within Canada and now he is in hiding.

BTW, very, very misleading headline.

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What the hell is going on here? Who in the Great White North has been dishing out all these lies and misinfo? What is it about getting a vaccine to fight a virus we're all tackling that's so damn difficult for these people to understand??

I'm fully aware that Canada has its share of racist and xenophobic koo-koos. After all the First Nations people have been treated shoddily, and there are Black Canadians and Chinese Canadians and Canada gets plenty of immigrants from Africa, Arabia and elsewhere. Yet when I vacationed in Ottawa in the summer of 2019 there was none of this apparent ugliness around. None of this arrogant nationalistic crap.

So who's been telling the lies about CoVid vaccination? This is ridiculous beyond belief. Disgusting!

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While the size of the convoy has been a source of debate, the Kingston Police Service said Friday morning that it had counted 17 full tractor trailers, 104 big rigs without trailers, 424 passenger vehicles and six recreational vehicles leaving the Ontario city for Ottawa.

That's just one group from the small city of Kingston alone that is joining the larger group, nice deflection attempt.

The convoy coming in from the West and East on the TransCan is the largest convoy in world history.

The GoFund me campaign is on fire and is also the largest in Canadian history reaching close to 7 million dollars.

Every overpass is jam packed with families waving huge flags and cheering them on.

Canadians are taking back their freedoms.

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The size of this convoy appears to be greatly exaggerated:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/freedom-convoy-guinness/

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@starpunk

People have had enough of wearing a mask to enter a restaurant and then removing it. They have had enough of Trudeau pushing these vaccines on children. (Children are not required to have a vaccine against pneumonia, only babies and seniors get them) They have had enough of people who can not get vaccinated for health reasons being put into cages in shops, They have had enough of that racist Trudeau.

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@proxy

people have had enough of anti vaxxers who think it’s all about ME and MY ‘rights” while not giving a damn about the greater good of society.

people who refuse to get vaccinated for no reason other than they don’t want to be told what to do. Then they end up in hospital putting an added burden on our exhausted healthcare workers who have put up with this for over two years now.

meanwhile cancer patients and the elderly can’t get essential surgery because of these anti vaxxers who only care about themselves and nothing else.

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proxyToday  07:19 am JST

@starpunk

People have had enough of wearing a mask to enter a restaurant and then removing it. 

It's a matter of common sense an consideration for others. The VA I go to enforces the health standards. I don't want to be a carrier and we all should consider others' health and well-being than just ourselves. I hate wearing a damn mask when I go out anywhere, but I learned enough in college that every century or so a big whopper virus like this comes along. and this is no time for lies, misinformation, superstition, fairy tales, scary stories and other BS. When the majority of the world gets vaxxed and immunized, the CoVid scourge will be over.

But we have these stupid lying morons who love to tell tales for their selfish agenda, and in America that has led to more xenophobia because of irresponsible lippy loudmouths and the dumbbutts who can't open their minds and accept the truth. They can't face reality and they can't shut up and listen to reason.

I don't like the situation one bit but we need to use our heads and FIGHT the virus together, and

Quit Listening To These Ignorant Self-Appointed Gurus.

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@stickman1760 & @starpunk

The healthcare system in Canada is under burden from unhealthy Canadians. The obesity rate is over 30% of the adult population and it is them who are clogging up the hospitals with weight related diseases such as diabetes. It is absolutely outrageous that obese teachers who don't get a lick of exercise want to force children to assume the risk, however small, of getting vaccinated to allow them to feel protected. The small number of Canadians who remain unvaccinated pose no risk to overwhelming hospitals if they are young and healthy.

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*What the hell is going on here? **Who in the Great White North has been dishing out all these lies and misinfo? What is it about getting a vaccine to fight a virus we're all tackling that's so damn difficult for these people to understand?? *

Is there some charter that states the people have to believe and agree with the government? Why?

I'm fully aware that Canada has its share of racist and xenophobic koo-koos.

“Racism” has nothing to do with the virus.

After all the First Nations people have been treated shoddily, and there are Black Canadians and Chinese Canadians and Canada gets plenty of immigrants from Africa, Arabia and elsewhere. Yet when I vacationed in Ottawa in the summer of 2019 there was none of this apparent ugliness around. None of this arrogant nationalistic crap. 

Racism has always been there, it’s just not in your face.

*So who's been telling the lies about CoVid vaccination? This is ridiculous beyond belief. *Disgusting!

Well, when government refuses to allow people to debate the issue then you will see a rise in conspiracy theories. If the left doesn’t want that, allow people to ask questions and debate the issue.

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Canadian drivers can protest all they want !

On their side !

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It's a matter of common sense an consideration for others.

Yes, but that has nothing to do with questioning the vaccine.

The VA I go to enforces the health standards. I don't want to be a carrier and we all should consider others' health and well-being than just ourselves. I hate wearing a damn mask when I go out anywhere, but I learned enough in college that every century or so a big whopper virus like this comes along. and this is no time for lies, misinformation, superstition, fairy tales, scary stories and other BS. When the majority of the world gets vaxxed and immunized, the CoVid scourge will be over. 

Ok, that’s your thinking and your opinion on the issue, might not be someone else’s. Some people have their own ideas as to which way is the best when it comes to dealing with this virus.

But we have these stupid lying morons who love to tell tales for their selfish agenda, and in America that has led to more xenophobia because of irresponsible lippy loudmouths and the dumbbutts who can't open their minds and accept the truth. They can't face reality and they can't shut up and listen to reason. 

Hmmm…be angry is not helping to deter the resolve of the people that don’t trust the government and feel that they have gone overboard in pushing their draconian laws to shut down, lockdown and stop any discussions that will not cease and that are increasing.

*I don't like the situation one bit but we need to use our heads and FIGHT the virus together, and*

Quit Listening To These Ignorant Self-Appointed Gurus.

Yes, I agree as well and in order to do that, let it all out and don’t stop, block, delete or censor anyone and answer all and every question and if the governments can do that, more people will comply and then we can all come together to fight this virus. Canadians have their own personal and ideas about the virus.

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The truckers are, in part, protesting a new rule that took effect Jan. 15 requiring truckers entering Canada be fully immunized against the coronavirus. The United States has imposed the same requirement on truckers entering that country.

Perfectly reasonable measure, don’t want the vaccine then driving a truck is not the career for you.

As of about noon, there were more than 100 people lining up along the sidewalk outside the gates to Parliament Hill. 

Looks like it will be a trump inauguration of trucker rallies, ROFL!!!

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I am sure you didn’t think this through fully though,

Actually, I did.

a criminal committing a crime can use the same argument and get laughed at!!

They could, but that’s beside the bigger point.

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Freedom vs oppression is a human trait.

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Actually, I did.

Wonderful dear sir,I am sure you did.

They could, but that’s beside the bigger point.

You mean it’s legal to commit a crime when there’s a bigger picture in mind????

I am sure racists have the same idea when committing hate attacks!!!

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You mean it’s legal to commit a crime

No, but it’s also not legal to undermine the civil liberties of the people by imposing draconian rules

I am sure racists

Whoa! Nothing racists for asking or having various viewpoints concerning the virus. What is it with the left and constantly invoking the racist card?

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Do you own your body? Or does it belong to the State? This entire pandemic can be summed up in one word: Control

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No, but it’s also not legal to undermine the civil liberties of the people by imposing draconian rules

How about seat belt laws? They must also be a draconian infringement on civil liberties since some people don’t agree with wearing them. My body, my car, my choice.

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