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  1. SubscriberRuss
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    02 Jul '20 10:243 edits
    When it returns, the process for alerting posts will be improved and open to all, rather than just subscribers.

    I would encourage all to alert posts that they find objectionable when it returns.

    edit : 2020-07-03 Please see Thread 186097 & Thread 186098
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    02 Jul '20 11:12
    A good decision. The Debates forum was really going downhill and some closer moderation is needed to prevent it being taken over completely by unsavoury elements.
  3. SubscriberRuss
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    02 Jul '20 09:002 edits
    Political ads have been turned off on the web site.

    When ad inventory on this site is filled with political ads it gives the impression to some that the site is partisan and endorsing some political parties/causes over another. This is not the case.

    This again chips away at limited ad revenue, so a reminder once again :

    Remove ads - subscribe
  4. Standard membershavixmir
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    @metal-brain said
    Here’s the problem, we are testing people for any strain of a Coronavirus. Not specifically for COVID-19. There are no reliable tests for a specific COVID-19 virus.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/manufactured-pandemic-testing-people-any-strain-coronavirus-not-specifically-covid-19/5707781

    The common cold is not a specific virus, but many of them are a coronavirus. That means many counted as the SARS2 virus are actually the common cold or flu.
    No, no and no.

    Where the hell are you digging up crap like this?

    The corona tests are Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
    They detect the RNA of a virus (so specifically “which” virus; i.e. they’re searching for active SARS-CoV-2 hallmarks).

    Now, nobody’s saying the tests are 100% accurate. I believe the accuracy is about 85%. Sometimes the RNA just doesn’t get detected.

    But they do not show non SARS-CoV-2 RNA (they could, but it’s not the trigger that’s being looked for, so all non SARS-CoV-2 results are discarded).

    And the flu (influenza) is not accidentally counted in the bloody results.

    Seriously man, you Americans come away with the most chronic paranoid stupidity.

    EDIT:
    I checked your link.
    It’s a report from March by one Julian Rose, supposedly a text from some scientist who wishes to remain anonymous.

    Here’s the scientific rebuttal:
    https://sciencefeedback.co/claimreview/pcr-tests-for-covid-19-are-specific-for-the-novel-coronavirus-sars-cov-2-and-do-not-detect-other-coronaviruses-contrary-to-claims-in-viral-article-and-video/

    Your link, your thread title and your conclusions are misleading and wrong.
  5. Standard membershavixmir
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    I’m not in favour of moderation.
    But I do agree that a lot of the threads and posts are horrible, racist and obnoxious.

    And I’m not saying I’m innocent in any manner.

    Edit: well, I’m not a racist, but I certainly can be horribly obnoxious...
  6. SubscriberRuss
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    @trev33 said
    they often don’t reply to questions as to why one post is deleted and other seemingly worse posts are left alone.
    Needless back and forth about why a forum post has been removed is unlikely to happen, and even less so in the future if the process is to be streamlined somewhat. Hopefully more of the worst offenders will be removed in future.
  7. Subscriberno1marauder
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    02 Jul '20 14:17
    @russ said
    When it returns, the process for alerting posts will be improved and open to all, rather than just subscribers.

    I would encourage all to alert posts that they find objectionable when it returns.
    I'd prefer non-subscribers have less influence over Debates not more. Perhaps they should be limited to a certain number of posts and/or participation in a limited number of threads per week/month.

    Many of the most toxic and disruptive posters in Debates have no "skinny" in the game and some periodically start new usernames. It would be nice if something was done to control these problems.
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    @mister-moggy said
    @mister-moggy

    list what terms of the english language you want to end .
    The second term of the US presidency.
  9. Gothenburg
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    30 Jun '20 07:37
    I've looked at love from both sides now
    From give and take, and still somehow
    It's love's illusions I recall
    I really don't know love at all
  10. Subscriberno1marauder
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    01 Jul '20 05:09
    It was close, https://ballotpedia.org/Oklahoma_State_Question_802,_Medicaid_Expansion_Initiative_(June_2020)

    but the People of deep Red Oklahoma have approved by ballot initiative the Medicaid expansion contained in the ACA that Republican Governors and State Legislatures have blocked wherever and whenever they could.

    The Donald will be sad. 😢
  11. Standard membersh76
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    01 Jul '20 11:554 edits
    The Republican party, with which I have identified myself for my entire adult life, is broken. Conservative principles have been nullified by slavish adherence to the narcissist in chief. We all know that (or we should). The Republican party needs to move back to the party of Eisenhower, Nixon (Nixon may have been corrupt, but he was a good politician) and Reagan. This might have happened had McCain or Romney been elected, but it didn't.

    If we get a split decision in November (a narrow Biden win but the GOP retains the Senate), then the Republicans will play obstructionism (which BOTH parties love to play when not in the White House) and the fight basically continues as it does now. There's no way out of the gridlock.

    BUT... if the Dems control the whole damn government in 2021, here's what will likely happen:

    Republicans will have no choice but to adapt. Nobody wants to get shellacked. They will have to move away from Trumpism and towards traditional Republican principles.

    Democrats will prioritise things like climate change and healthcare reform. They will not go straight for the jugular of capitalism. Maybe they would if AOC were elected President, but not under Joe Biden.

    By 2022, there will be a natural backlash against the Dems. When a party has total control, they get less popular, almost no matter how good a job they do. 2002 was the lone exception, but that was confounded by 9/11. By 2022, the Republicans will have been chastened and totally on the sidelines for 2 years. I think they will come out with a more broadly appealing platform. After 2022, we may have something more like a balanced political system with the stain of Trumpism removed. Maybe the moderated GOP will emerge with more appeal to centrists and minorities.

    I think all this can be done before the Dems do irreparable damage to the economic system. If the Dem moderates keep control of the party, it may never do irreparable damage and if the wingnuts gain power, at least that will take time.

    Just to cite one example: If the Dems are in total control, they may roll back some of the Trump tax cuts, but will likely only do so for the very rich. The tax cuts that help small business owners are likely to stay, though over-all rates may rise a bit.
  12. SubscriberKewpie
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    02 Jul '20 02:31
    @uglytoproll said
    Lmao!
    The dumbest flag ever.
    IMHO the flag of Canada is one of the best in the world. It doesn't immortalise wars or conflict or the past. It doesn't look like a bowl of fruit like so many of the newer flags.
    We're stuck with a flag showing nothing but our past invasion, and it's not even our national colours. Send your flag-designers to Australia please!
  13. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    02 Jul '20 14:333 edits
    @uglytoproll said
    Be Immigrants day soon enough.

    Rusty butt face Mcmusty keeps voting Liberal. 🙄
    When the immigrants reach the east coast them fish banging retards will say...

    "We voted for this eh?"
    "Doncha know I didn't know eh?"
    I feel sorry for you in a way.

    You have no understanding what so ever it seems about how much the immigrants bring to the Atlantic Provinces. They have started Businesses in different parts of Nova Scotia.

    As an example there is one couple who live in a little town called Antigonish and started a chocolate business. This gave jobs to about 20 people who would not have had them, and he plans to get bigger after this Pandemic has died down. His family owned a factory in Sierra which was bombed. He has been here now since 2015 and just passed his Canadian Exam one which many Canadians couldn't pass and he Aced it a perfect score. Knows Canada better than many of us who live here.

    That is just one success story of very many in the province. You seem to be overly concerned about colour which makes you sound very racist which is something we are trying to fight here.

    I don't care what colour a persons skin is there is good and bad in everyone and we will not have any peace until we all learn to live together.

    I don't know if you believe half the crap you say or just say it to stir the pot. By the way there is much more than fishing done here, so you obviously don't know Nova Scotia very well at all. We are just known for our fishing communities, there is also farming and other businesses going on. People from around the world come to Cape Breton because of the scenery there, and keep coming back every year. This year of course will be different because of the Pandemic.

    Get from under your rock and start to learn a little bit about the place you live in, if you are actually a Canadian which I must say I have some doubt about.

    Now, You have a Great Day!

    -VR
  14. SubscriberKegge
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    02 Jul '20 15:20
    @russ said
    When it returns, the process for alerting posts will be improved and open to all, rather than just subscribers.

    I would encourage all to alert posts that they find objectionable when it returns.
    I suggest to ban the people whom post blatant racism. Making a joke on these forums you will piss on somebody gets you a 30 day ban, posting racist remarks day in day out goes unmoderated.
  15. SubscriberEarl of Trumps
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    @no1marauder said
    I'd prefer non-subscribers have less influence over Debates not more. Perhaps they should be limited to a certain number of posts and/or participation in a limited number of threads per week/month.

    Many of the most toxic and disruptive posters in Debates have no "skinny" in the game and some periodically start new usernames. It would be nice if something was done to control these problems.
    Agreed.

    And I'm not talking about these 60 day wonders either. I see long-time posters
    that are quite toxic who are non-subscribers that do nothing to support the site
    and much to tear it down.

    A limit to the number of posts per week for non-subscribers would be fine with me.
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