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Canadians need to focus on our healthcare worker heroes


By Lethbridge Herald on February 4, 2022.

Editor:

Now that the truck parade is winding out of Ottawa I hope we can refocus on the true heroes of our times – health workers who look after the very sick, mainly unvaccinated COVID patients. As well as overworked nurses and doctors, let’s not forget military personnel who have come to support the above. Imagine lying sick in a crowded ICU and finding a trucker at your bedside.

Larry Mackillop

Nanton

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SophieR

If unvaccinated, he would feel ‘free’ to steal your hospital food.

old school

That is the most reprehensible comment ever. Truckers , remember ,were our heroes till Jan 15 when they became 2nd class. If you want to see good people take a drive attend a rally . A trucker gives, not takes.

SophieR

You conflate ‘truckers’ with ‘lawless bullies’, old school. Truckers are still heroes, and they are being prevented from doing their good work by these criminals.

old school

Lawless bullies? Oh – politicians mandating chemical injection! Yup your right.

biff

careful, you are regressing into idiot status.

SophieR

Gee, biff, running the status rankings now? 🙂

I’m sure there are a lot of truckers out there who don’t want to be painted with this brush …

biff

there are indeed truckers that not only have chosen to vax but who also support vax mandates. i support their choice to vax, or not. i stand for the right to have sole and complete ownership over my body, and for the end to animal torture, serial and otherwise. it is repulsive that people, so many, support serial animal torture, and support snuffing out the conscience of others with their support of forced vaxing.
i have asked before, but i will ask again: how is it that one supports serial animal torture? how is it that one supports the snuffing out of a person’s right to their body and to their conscience?

h2ofield

Biffy: Is that all you do here is insult?

Fedup Conservative

Larry Albertans will never be able to repay what these reformers put them through. Now that 140 doctors have left they want to waste another $6 million of taxpayers money on trying to buy back replacements when they should never have been driven out in the first place.

Those of us who have relatives in other provinces know it didn’t happen there. They have created a nightmare for us seniors, some have already lost their doctors and they don’t care about Albertans who have been told that it’s too late to operate on their cancer and they only have a short time o live.

old school

News Alert to you Larry! The truck convoy IS there for the nurses.How Many healthcare workers got kicked to the curb? Remember those “overworked healthcare “ workers now. How is it reasonable that after nearly two years of dedication a stroke of a pen from egotistical leaders makes them unfit to care for me or you or a truck driver. Truck convoy stands for Freedom. For you to be free to have as many “boosters” as Tam or Hinshaw decrees.You have the freedom to hide in your basement, wear as many masks as necessary to be “safe”. I want freedom of choice of chemicals injected in my body,freedom to watch the grankids play hockey, attend business meetings, breath freely , travel, the list is endless. I am not a 2nd class citizen. I’m just an average freedom loving Canadian. Ever herd the refrain “ God keep our land glorious and FREE”??? What does it mean to you? You want government “Freedom “ to dictate what they do to you??

h2ofield

‘Paranoia will destroy ya’ – the Kinks

biff

exactly – so paranoid as to lend firm support to the totalitarian and autocratic idea that govt owns one’s body. and paranoid it is: 2 years of covid, 8 billion humans, just 290 million or so cases, and 5.6 million covid attributed deaths, of which the utmost are 80 plus WITH comorbidity. now, even if covid was actually a wretched killer, and was taking down large numbers that are healthy, it would still not mean govt owns one’s body. but paranoid does make people act irrationally, and here we are: people made so afraid of something they are so quick to determine they now own the bodies of others, in some false hope it will save their miserable, frightened asses. so frightened, that they full out support torturing animals – whatever it takes – in the hope of saving their miserable, frightened asses.

biff

how quickly truckers have gone from being sold to us as heroes (along with store clerks…now so forgotten and hacking away again at min wage and min hours) to help paint the official covid narrative of “we are all in this together. lol, as if. let me reference a sophie entry to a news article a few days ago, where she triumphantly called truck drivers “whitey boomers.” somehow that racist entry is somehow ok with the herald? to also reference a sophie entry, from today, where she determines truckers are “antivax terrorists.” furthermore, she equated them, along with cops, as “klan” types.
i used to chuckle at right wing zealots, who stated that the “left” is a bunch of bullies that seek to defame and insult in their attempt to shut down free speech so as to push their agenda. while i am not at all on board with right wing views and practices, i have increasingly come to see glaring examples of their point – these herald threads are increasingly rife with examples.
i am still at a loss to comprehend how a person comes to feel their rights extend into the body of another. it is outrageous. given the comments coming from the chicken littles equating those choosing to not covid vax as terrorists, selfish, and who further resort to racist and otherwise ignorant attacks, i am growing concerned that the covid vaxes may have a profound adverse effect on intelligence and decency.

Elohssa Gib

Let me see if I get this straight. The truckers involved in the blockade at the border have gone from hero status to, well, something else. I guess being associated with racists and bigots, and mounting a demonstration in solidarity with a group of defecating hooligans in Ottawa who have presented a list of demands that include dissolution of the sitting government might do that.

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biff

get sold on propaganda much? where have you learnt that stereotyping is honest? the people protesting are of many tastes and preferences and beliefs – but the one they have in common is that govt does not own our body. if vax mandates are pulled, the will be very few protesting further. please, have a read of the link i posted further along this thread.

h2ofield

Says the guy who can’t find the ‘caps’ button on the keyboard. All the literary works in the world got it wrong and Biffy is right. Meanwhile, with so much damn time to waste, repeatedly blares out the same selfish rhetoric. Take a break from the bong, Biffy.
Btw, you and Old Fool seem to have cornered the negative vote market. It sure indicates something, doesn’t it?

old school

It could mean adverse effect to opened mindedness ,by the aluminum in the vax.

Ben Matlock

Fact Check: The CDC lists various vaccines that contain aluminum but the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are not on the list.

h2ofield

Does that mean I can get ten cents at Greens recycling?
You’re wrong again, old fool.

old school

My mistake, the aluminum salts have been used in flu shots.
However ,though my math skill were taught long ago, I certainly don’t need them to know I won’t go to Greens.
Interesting thought though.

biff

here is selfish: being so self-centered, so fearful, that you support govt ownership over one’s body; so miserable and cowardly that you support the serial torture of animals in the hope of prolonging what is amounting to your pathetic existence.

biff

the best you can do? another h2zero entry, hollow and without substance. selfish, to the absurd, and antithetical to freedom, is the idea that govt and majority mobs own the bodies of others. i have no issues with the likes of you, sucking billions out of the public purse to get their 4x a year dose of covid vax off the public purse; please allow others to choose.
as for the net negs, it goes to show how easily the masses are conditioned – a great insight is this into how nazi germany came to be.

h2ofield

You’re such a deluded, paranoid mess, it’s laughable.

biff

here is an interesting take on the ottawa situation. if anyone is or has been there during the protest, it would be good to hear from you.
https://maybury.ca/the-reformed-physicist/2022/02/03/a-night-with-the-untouchables/