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Messages - Bill_Berg

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I don't think people would complain about Ceci so much if he were paid 3 million less. But I also doubt he'll sign for 3 million less.

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Well time to focus on the next sport, the NFL, where my favorite team surely won't let down, the Cleveland Browns.

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If Matthews and Tavares need to be on the same line, they need another centre. Or maybe it's time to try something different.  Love Matthews though.

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I listened to this one on the radio while camping.  Was fun.

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I know there's tons of doom and gloom in Leafs land after each loss but C'mon it's one game. Let's see if they adjust in game 2. We looked horrible at times against Boston too and managed to send those the distance.

Yep, and first game after a long break. Crapshoot.

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They looked our of sorts at times. Bad passing, maybe due to bad ice? They could have easily won this game though. They had a couple chances for sure.  The whole talk track of Columbus shutting them down isn't jiving with me, but I remember the Devils' series.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The End of Meat
« on: May 26, 2020, 05:27:45 PM »
If I cut out beef and cheese, I would just do full vegetarian, or vegan. I can easily live without chicken, pork, fish, and other animal protein. I buy quarter cows from local farms to fill my freezer. I do try to fit in a couple of days a week meat-free and have played with the idea of cutting meat out entirely, but not sure I would be capable of that.

How much space does a quarter-cow take up? The farm I buy from offers them and I'm tempted but not sure I have the freezer space.

I've purchased one for the first time this year. It's going to be tight!

Basically it's a foot high layer in my rather large chest freezer, plenty of space to spare in that thing, but there's no way it will fit in a regular fridge freezer. Probably would fill three standard fridge freezers or more. I also am not getting all the knuckles and various soup bones which would be another box or two worth of stuff.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The End of Meat
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:34:51 PM »
If I cut out beef and cheese, I would just do full vegetarian, or vegan. I can easily live without chicken, pork, fish, and other animal protein. I buy quarter cows from local farms to fill my freezer. I do try to fit in a couple of days a week meat-free and have played with the idea of cutting meat out entirely, but not sure I would be capable of that.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:24:52 PM »
A guy at work thinks he did, but he didn't get tested so he can't be sure. He just stayed home through it, but he had been at a concert just prior to getting the symptoms. It was in the early days. He also had SARS and said it was eerily familiar.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2019-2020 Leafs, if the season resumes
« on: April 30, 2020, 01:24:32 PM »
Once they get going again the excitement will return. Sports are totally out of my head these days, but when games return, I'll probably fall back into my old routine within a week.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 07, 2020, 07:46:42 AM »
I've been working from home for ten years already, little has changed for me in many areas. Three kids at home is driving my wife nuts though.  And miss going to the gym, but it's going to be warm enough to run outside soon.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 30, 2020, 01:13:52 PM »
It has really been interesting to see how many people are baking right now.   You canít find flour in any of the grocery stores in my area.

Ditto, been making half a bag last for regular cooking.  Bread is out of the question. Would be a great thing to do with the kids, but no flour or sugar for a while now.  Grocery store says they get it in small batches and it sells immediately.

I used to work at Bulk Barn as a teenager briefly. They get loads of shipments, and flour comes in bulk bags of 40kg. I'd give them a call if you need baking supplies  :)

Is Bulk Barn open? The bulk section (candy and nuts mostly) in my grocery store has been shut down.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 30, 2020, 07:44:58 AM »
It has really been interesting to see how many people are baking right now.   You canít find flour in any of the grocery stores in my area.

Ditto, been making half a bag last for regular cooking.  Bread is out of the question. Would be a great thing to do with the kids, but no flour or sugar for a while now.  Grocery store says they get it in small batches and it sells immediately. 

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 26, 2020, 04:27:00 PM »
My largest frustration and is part of why we are all in the pickle we are in now, is that not one government picked up on the message's that were being sent out by so many experts like noted Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant who forewarned of this disaster in a TED talk 14 years ago, or like Bill Gates who said exactly the same things in his TED talk in 2015.  Gate's even used graphics that showed what looks exactly what a Coronavirus looks like in his talk, as well as the need to stockpile, huge amounts of N-95 masks, shields, gloves, beds and ventilators.
Strange how we spend so much money on military goods but almost nothing to prepare for the invisible war that Trump keeps referring to.
 
Imagine if the entire world was not scrambling for Ventilators, masks, beds etc.  Perhaps the need to stretch out the bell curve wouldn't have been necessary or SO necessary, as we would have had the resources in place to deal with the outbreak.
Currently we are hunkered down, isolating and social distancing ourselves  while we buy time for Ford, Tesla and other mega corps to manufacture the equipment we need to save society and buy ourselves some time to develop a vaccine or some other treatment to stem the tide of this scourge.
I am so pissed that we were not prepared in Canada.  Now we are spending almost 90 billion to bail ourselves out.  Perhaps 5 or 6 billion spent over the last 10 years would have spared us all a lot of grief and suffering.

I'm no expert, but my first thought is if we could have prepped for a virus like this, aren't there a 100 other things we could be prepping for too?

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Maybe the season is over and the playoffs start at an undisclosed time based on current standings? They would have to somehow, for fairness, account for teams that havenít played the same amount of games..

Im guessing the season becomes cancelled and we wonít see any hockey till next season.

They won't not play the playoffs in case if offends teams that have a borderline legitimate argument that they should have qualified. Too much money at stake. If that does happen, thankfully the Leafs are without question in right now.

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