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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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 I think we've played are last game for this season.

Well at least it was a win!

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I watched a recap of the recent Tampa-Boston tilt. Bolts weren't taking any of Boston's crap.
They won't get any from us to take in the first place.

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My self imposed time away from the team is over, I'm watching tonight.  Damn the torpedoes

No!  Now is not the time to end your self-quarantine!  Think of the children!

To make matters worse, it's my turn to take the boy to Cubs. Last time I took him to Cubs it was 5-0 Penguins when the meeting ended. Hoping I miss a good couple periods this time!

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 08, 2020, 01:24:16 PM »
good lord, people. Vitamin C will not prevent or treat the coronavirus. Your body needs a certain amount; after that, you're literally pissing money down the drain.

What about silver? That'll help right?



Good for the prevention of lycanthropy.

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Leafs have been good tonight, but let's get some results! Man it's late for me. And another one tomorrow!

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I'll be taking roll call with precisely 3:00 to go in the 3rd.  We'll soon see who the REAL fans are around here.
I'm in Oregon for work, so the game starts at 7:30 for me! I did fall asleep at 9pm local time last night though.

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For quantum physics doctorate study:

It just appears in the net. Burn the witch!

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Go Leafs! Hopfully they continue to show urgency tonight!

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