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    Of course "the world economy is not in ruins because of climate change." But what is happening now is exactly what the climate change cabal wants. They want to close factories to "minimize emissions." They want to stop oil production. They want to prevent us from driving cars. They demonstrate against livestock farming. What we now see is how the world looks like when all of that is happening. The world they envision is not sustainable. M-N educate yourself a little by reading today's National Post article by Rex Murphy: "Canada must stop self destruction."
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    With Humble Apologies to the professionally offended : It occurs to me that there are probably 2 generations that have never really experienced any war, or loss of freedom. Those of you old enough to have been in the SA war, or to have had parents that used to hide in the underground during bombing might have a better insight into the horrors that come with the loss of safety and freedom to do whatever they want when they want and how they want. Here in Canada, there's a large group of people that say remembering the fallen soldiers is "glorifying war". I have had many a heated argument with such people about the reason they have the freedom to mock war. It might have been different if the Nazis, or Russians were running the world. People gave their lives so that we can have iPhones and tablets and anything else we might desire in an instant. With all this freedom, came boredom. The world needs a cause: Enter the many 'end of the worlds'. Sea level rise, great floods, Mayan Calendar, Global Warming. Ah, my absolute favourite - global warming - did you guess it??? No?! We had little Greta-scream-alot howling at people and head's of state - "HOW DARE YOU" - You stole my childhood - Your empty promises only gave me social media and an internet, cars, houses and heat. HOW DARE YOU. You only gave me the most comfortable time people have ever known - you know - people kind. Well, now it seems nature has grown tired of too many Polar Bears and the constant whining of the poor and hard done by privileged many as their tweets and Instagram and iPhone chargers consume 1/5 of the worlds energy. Nature had grown tired of CO2 - the poison of the universe - the very Kryptonite that kept super woman awake at night - superman having become a useless drunk. Or could it perhaps be a higher power woke up one morning , with a Greta-Scream-Alot migraine, looked down on the earth and said - holy smokes!!! What a ungrateful mob - This creation needs a reminder of what they have. - you don't miss it until it's gone. Or perhaps the great power received one too many robo-calls from the scammers claiming to be the federal law, "Press 1 to speak to an Agent, You are in violation of federal law #3" - "Hello? What is your name? " - Really, you called me to tell me that I am in federal do-do, but you don't know my name. My name is Felicia De Kock ..... You can have so much fun with these silly people ! So, it seems that a whole new generation or two are experiencing the loss of freedom and a taste of what it's like not to have whatever you want whenever you want. Loss of jobs, Parents without money. Fear, uncertainty. No School or university. Just secret parties in grave-yards - I kid you not. The Cornoavirus is for old people - I do what I want when I want. It's not a bomb at a mall, like in the good old days (in SA) or a bomb on it's way in a V2 (UK), or a Stuka-Dive-Bomber... it's a microscopic enemy and there's no amount of protest or outrage that will stop it. In fact, it's put an end to protests of any kind. The irony of the virus attacking the very people that gather to protest is quite novel. And in all this, we have not heard a single squeak about "global warming" - It's been a welcome relief from the constant battery of "the poison of CO2, the awful pollution, A price on pollution - or is that a price on the basis of all life - CO2" - the end of the world in 5-12 years. Because right now, there is a REAL end of the world as we know it. I wonder if people that have been put back 20 years financially will still welcome carbon tax and howls of outrage about the end of the world and the evil of CO2. Or will the people that built the economy and worked so hard to steal Greta's dreams - Will they still be receptive to cries of UNFAIR, and you stole my dreams. Or will they do what they do best, put their collective heads down and rebuild their lives and countries with a little less patience for those that think they are so hard done by. I Hope So. How does that feel? Not very nice. Though I expect the memory of the young is short and so the howls of "unfair" will again resound in no time at all. Except this time there's little money to waste on it. I do apologise to all of you I have once again deeply offended, please forgive me as I am feeling a little real hardship, if you're not, you're so lucky.
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    Hi everyone, Just checking in to see if anybody in this group is still waiting for the golden email? This virus sure has thrown a BIG spanner in the wheels for this whole process. I saw a tweet from the IRCC in Canada yesterday that said that people whose applications were approved through March 18, 2020, will be allowed to travel to Canada if they're not sick, and a few other requirements.
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    Oh Dear !!! Someone soooo missed the point. 1. Climate change did not ruin anything yet. 2. This is a glimpse into what it is like to live without modern freedom. A new experience for many people, a grim reminder for others. 3. The millennials and Zees and libs are just as much a victim as anyone else, we are all suffering. 4. The oil provinces are suffering more than the others thanks to the libs and the climate crowd. 4.5 Polar bears are doing very well. 5. What we see now might be similar to a world that runs out of energy before it can support itself on alternative sources - A world run by eco-nuts - drum roll - Greta and Co. 6. I’m not a 💥 er!!!!! Now I’m sooooo upset. HOW DARE YOU label me. You’ve stolen my dreams with your empty accusations.. I need a safe space, where’s HR? I might need a mental health day. Perhaps this is all about 5G - for us old folks, that’s not $5000- it the new all evil radio empire. ❄️
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    The climate change cabal can now see first hand how well their plans for the future looks: Countries will reach their Paris emission targets. Population growth is being checked. Oil production has almost ceased. "Carbon spewing" factories and industries have closed down. But... the world economy is in ruins. I wonder if they are now happy in the the Utopia they envisioned. I was amazed at the many petty peeves of Canadians when I first came to Canada. I constantly thought: "Don't Canadians know how fortunate they are?"
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    Also, depending on where you land, you'll be surprised at how many ex-Saffas will rally around to help as needed.
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    Many newcomers make use of "vacation" rental spots for the first few weeks. There are many, many online ordering options for grocery delivery (and many other necessary things) You shall be fed! 😘
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    I am currently in a similar situation. Was supposed to fly 10 Apr, already resigned from my job in SA, but then after the border closure announcement on 18 March, I managed to rescind my resignation and I am continuing to work in SA. I have a work permit that is valid for 2 years and a permanent residency application that should be completed in July. Now with the new announcement (that still has to be clarified early this week), temporary workers will be able to enter Canada. Now landing as a newcomer in Canada, I have many things to consider. Firstly 14 days self isolation. I can't go out to go get a SIN number, open bank accounts, apply for licenses etc. And I am even unsure about getting groceries for the first two weeks, buy online for delivery? I planned to stay in a temporary airbnb about 6kms from my workplace. Using public transport was my original plan, but don't think that is the best idea now. Getting a car is possible, but insurance will be insane without a BC driver's license, and road tests are currently canceled. I am a Civil engineer and the business cycles are usually long, so the company will probably still be operating, however I must confirm this with them. Quite a lot of uncertainty at the moment, I can just keep moving my flights and see how things look in a month or 2 or 3. Still haven't sold my apartment in SA yet, so still carrying on in SA for now.
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    I think you’re the one that needs to drop the bias against the “libs” and realize: - no on wants to shut down factories, they just want them to look into running those factories more environmentally responsible - no one wants to close the oil sands ...yet... they just want governments to starting looking into alternative energy solutions that’s not going to shorten the life span of our planet. They also want them to look into more environmentally friendly practices to avoid decimating Mother Nature. - no one wants you to not drive cars, we just want a better, less destructive way of doing it. -they are demonstrating against live stock farming because a) they are trying to prevent the inhumane treatment of said animals (not all farmers are guilty of it but unfortunately the ones that are are ruining it) and b) it’s been SCIENTIFICALLY proven that cattle farming produces an ridiculous amount of greenhouse gases. - we don’t have all the answers right now but I can promise you, the world, as it is right now is definitely not sustainable either. - governments and a certain demographic of humans are so obsessed with capitalism and lining the pockets of the 1%ers that they are refusing to bend and even acknowledge alternatives. The words “diversifying the economy “ is like blasphemy in Alberta and other energy heavy provinces and states. Lol, Rex Murphy? No thanks