Up here in Canada, from what I can tell, each regional health board is looking at the whole “can a non-jabbed person get a transplant?”
And the answer is….. NO!
A terminally ill woman’s bid to be re-added to a transplant list she was removed from for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine has been rejected by Alberta’s highest court.
Why was she removed from the transplant list?
Alberta transplant doctors have made getting the vaccine mandatory for eligibility, but Annette Lewis refuses to be immunized for COVID-19.
Oh for f’n sake.
In October, Lewis took her case to the Court of Appeal of Alberta. Her lawyer urged the appellate court to step in, arguing the vaccine requirement was causing Lewis’s death by removing the chance for a transplant and the possibility that it would save her life.
And what did the doctor’s say?
Lawyers for Alberta Health Services and the doctors argued that the decision had been made by a clinical team that must make determinations about who is most in need as well as who has the best prospect of survival…
And what stats did they use?
…citing the nearly 40 per cent death rate of transplant patients who contracted COVID-19 before the vaccines were available.
And what was the death rate BEFORE covid? 35%? 37%?
The appeal court upheld Belzil’s original finding, noting that medical decisions about scarce resources such as donor organs are difficult but must be made.
“In this case, the charter does not apply to the respondents’ exercise of clinical judgments in formulating pre-conditions to [organ] transplant, including requiring vaccination against COVID-19 in the wake of the pandemic,” the appeal judges found.
Deciding on scare resources? Like we need resources going to the rich and famous, and too bad to the poor and regular people? IS that where this is heading?
Lewis had asserted that by being denied a place on the transplant list, her rights to life, liberty and security were being violated as was her freedom of conscience.
And where we have universal health-care, what other reasons did the courts give to rejecting this?
The court denied all of those grounds, noting in its rejection of the right to life argument that while patients have the right to make decisions such as declining a vaccine, but that decision can result in serious risks or consequences.
So rejecting a vaccine on religious grounds is cause to deny a life saving transplant?
Oh look! You have an opinion we (hospital/doctors) disagree with, so will be deny you health care, too? ! ?
Lewis also argued that she was being discriminated against, and urged the court to find that “medical status” should be protected.
The court declined to do so, finding that what Lewis was actually arguing for was a finding of discrimination on the basis of a COVID-19 vaccination status.
But that is exactly what it is. DISCRIMINATION!
“… Her choice not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is just that — a choice.”
A choice the courts have found is a reason to discriminate against her for a potential life saving transplant.
Oh, you decided to support liberal agendas, we will place you ahead of those who question the agenda.
OH, you decided to support the family unit/are religious, you are now at the back of the line.
And remember, it was just a choice you made. We are NOT discriminating against you if you would only follow the NPC programming.
If you do not follow the agenda/narrative, your choice will affect your live, your career, etc.
That is what this court is saying.
You’re making a big mistake here. It’s the reverse mistake of this schmuck right’chere:
(c.f. my comment there if it’s still up. It will be REAL apparent which is mine.)
How can I tell you’re making a mistake with such a short list? Easy: DUNE isn’t on it. No Kim Stanley Robinson, Brin, no Stephenson, no JSA Corey, no Ann Leckie, no Scalzi, no Liu, no Banks.
Wait, wait, those are a bunch of stinking woke wankers! Well yeah, they ARE woke wankers. Now. After the diamond squeezing process of living up their own ass in our sick culture for 20 years. They weren’t before though. They were just liberals back in the day before SciFi died of terminal wokism. Small-l liberals, concerned with and looking to fix corrupt hierarchies. Just like Star Wars. Just like Star Trek. Just like most of science fiction & genre film.
Dune is EXTREMELY liberal. It’s not the least bit woke. If Dune ; is woke Ender’s Game ; is fascist. Get it now? Neither is true, but both are equally fair judgements. There are a LOT of Yes Liberal/No Woke books that should be on your list. That or you need to edit the criteria heavily.
p.s. Dennis Taylor fits your original criteria though.
Just a heads up that the last 1-2 seasons of Peaky Blinders has become woke.
Yellowstone started getting quite ruined in the last season as well, with the whole “Femme powah” and “green push” thing.
Mad men, at around halfway from season 2 or season 3, becomes pure hot garbage, with everyone fucking everyone and every marriage being destroyed and housewives screwing men like mad. It was just not interesting at all anymore.
House of Cards was good, until they started pushing Claire as the new lead character (again, the whole “Femme powah” bullshit).
To those who haven’t yet watched, I wholeheartedly recommend “The Terminal List”, though. I hope it gets more seasons and hope it doesn’t go woke.
Nine months after being diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumour and two days after his family says he tested positive for COVID-19 … died in hospital.
A terminal illness that was originally reported as a covid death!
The boy’s family publicly called on our chief medical health officer) to retract her statement, suggesting that (he) had died of cancer, not COVID-19.
And many people/families all over the world have done as well in their loved one’s death.
…accused the province of spreading “fake news” about her younger brother, who had been in hospital since August.
Fake news, from our trusted media and medical experts? Who knew!
The case highlights the intricacies of reporting comorbidities — such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension and dementia — that can contribute to the dangers of COVID-19.
… started reporting comorbidities linked to COVID-19 deaths in December 2020, but the data doesn’t tell the whole story. Experts say discussing the statistics without nuance can minimize dangers of the disease.
In other words, we want to clump ALL who are covid positive into ONE number, so they can push the globalists agenda of free mongering and getting people to get the jab.
Comorbidities are prevalent among all age groups, and the vast majority … who have died of COVID-19 will have at least one of these conditions listed on their death certificate.
Died of Covid? Of just was covid positive at the time of their deaths. That is a BIG difference!
“If the cause of death was unrelated to COVID — for a hypothetical example, if an individual who is a confirmed case of COVID-19 died in a car crash — the case would be subsequently removed from our death count.”
In theory that should be, but there is no way of knowing for sure unless people speak up about it.
And with reports of for-profit hospitals in the states, reporting covid related deaths is more profitable that reporting the actual cause of death.
“The issue is: How does one classify, when they die, has someone died of COVID or with COVID?”
If you had COVID, would you have died on that day or could you have survived for another number of months or years?”
Subject: Is the Sun Setting?
Some good points some bad points
Excellent portrayal of our lonely planet. Author unknown, yet quite erudite.
“Men, like nations, think they’re eternal. What man in his 20s or 30s doesn’t believe, at least subconsciously, that he’ll live forever? In the springtime of youth, an endless summer beckons. As you pass 70, it’s harder to hide from reality.
Nations also have seasons: Imagine a Roman of the 2nd century contemplating an empire that stretched from Britain to the Near East, thinking: This will endure forever…. Forever was about 500 years, give or take.
France was pivotal in the 17th and 18th centuries; now the land of Charles Martel is on its way to becoming part of the Muslim ummah.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the sun never set on the British empire; now Albion exists in a perpetual twilight. Its 95-year-old sovereign is a fitting symbol for a nation in terminal decline.
In the 1980s, Japan seemed poised to buy the world. Business schools taught Japanese management techniques. Today, its birth rate is so low and its population aging so rapidly that an industry has sprung up to remove the remains of elderly Japanese who die alone.
I was born in 1942, almost at the midpoint of the 20th century – the American century. America’s prestige and influence were never greater. Thanks to the ‘Greatest Generation,’ we won a World War fought throughout most of Europe, Asia and the Pacific. We reduced Germany to rubble and put the rising sun to bed. It set the stage for almost half a century of unprecedented prosperity.
We stopped the spread of communism in Europe and Asia, and fought international terrorism. We rebuilt our enemies and lavished foreign aid on much of the world. We built skyscrapers and rockets to the moon. We conquered Polio and now COVID. We explored the mysteries of the Universe and the wonders of DNA…the blueprint of life.
But where is the glory that once was Rome? America has moved from a relatively free economy to socialism – which has worked so well NOWHERE in the world.
We’ve gone from a republican government guided by a constitution to a regime of revolving elites. We have less freedom with each passing year. Like a signpost to the coming reign of terror, the cancel culture is everywhere. We’ve traded the American Revolution for the Cultural Revolution.
The pathetic creature in the White House is an empty vessel filled by his handlers. At the G-7 Summit, ‘Dr. Jill’ had to lead him like a child. In 1961, when we were young and vigorous, our leader was too. Now a feeble nation is technically led by the oldest man to ever serve in the presidency.
We can’t defend our borders, our history (including monuments to past greatness) or our streets. Our cities have become anarchist playgrounds. We are a nation of dependents, mendicants, and misplaced charity. Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.
The president of the United States can’t even quote the beginning of the Declaration of Independence (‘You know — The Thing’) correctly. Ivy League graduates routinely fail history tests that 5th graders could pass a generation ago. Crime rates soar and we blame the 2nd. Amendment and slash police budgets.
Our culture is certifiably insane. Men who think they’re women. People who fight racism by seeking to convince members of one race that they’re inherently evil, and others that they are perpetual victims. A psychiatrist lecturing at Yale said she fantasizes about ‘unloading a revolver into the head of any white person.’
We slaughter the unborn in the name of freedom, while our birth rate dips lower year by year. Our national debt is so high that we can no longer even pretend that we will repay it one day. It’s a $28-trillion monument to our improvidence and refusal to confront reality. Our ‘entertainment’ is sadistic, nihilistic and as enduring as a candy bar wrapper thrown in the trash. Our music is noise that spans the spectrum from annoying to repulsive.
Patriotism is called insurrection, treason celebrated, and perversion sanctified. A man in blue gets less respect than a man in a dress. We’re asking soldiers to fight for a nation our leaders no longer believe in.
How meekly most of us submitted to Fauci-ism (the regime of face masks, lockdowns and hand sanitizers) shows the impending death of the American spirit.
How do nations slip from greatness to obscurity?
• Fighting endless wars they can’t or won’t win • Accumulating massive debt far beyond their ability to repay • Refusing to guard their borders, allowing the nation to be inundated by an alien horde • Surrendering control of their cities to mob rule • Allowing indoctrination of the young • Moving from a republican form of government to an oligarchy • Losing national identity • Indulging indolence • Abandoning faith and family – the bulwarks of social order.
In America, every one of these symptoms is pronounced, indicating an advanced stage of the disease.
Even if the cause seems hopeless, do we not have an obligation to those who sacrificed so much to give us what we had? I’m surrounded by ghosts urging me on: the Union soldiers who held Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg, the battered bastards of Bastogne, those who served in the cold hell of Korea, the guys who went to the jungles of Southeast Asia and came home to be reviled or neglected.
This is the nation that took in my immigrant grandparents, whose uniform my father and most of my uncles wore in the Second World War. I don’t want to imagine a world without America, even though it becomes increasingly likely.
During Britain’s darkest hour, when its professional army was trapped at Dunkirk and a German invasion seemed imminent, Churchill reminded his countrymen, ‘Nations that go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished.’
The same might be said of causes. If we let America slip through our fingers, if we lose without a fight, what will posterity say of us?
While the prognosis is far from good, only God knows if America’s day in the sun is over.”
One thing is clear … we have to start with what we are doing to the next generation … eliminate CRT and the morally corrupt teachers’ unions .. stop brainwashing our kids.
If we keep kicking the can down the road, eventually the next can will be an IED.
First off, thank you. Your longwinded response proves my point exactly.
No, thank you for continuing to reaffirm my point that the masses are willing to play selective memory games the moment Disney dangles a single crumb of something that resembles actual Star Wars. Forget all the bad and compartmentalize only the perceived good in order to feel good.
Who said Star Wars was saved? Not me. Must be confusing me with someone else. I’m just a guy that enjoys good Star Wars. And the Mandalorian so far has been really good.
My friend, you basically say it in every response you give on this subject matter in your pattern of speech and context. You are a major cheerleader for all this stuff, while constantly denigrating those that refuse to buy into it, though in quite the passive aggressive manor to make yourself seem reasonable. Mando has not been good, it’s been average that looks good because of all the crap surrounding it. Good is subjective, because normies will swallow almost anything and quickly move on to the next thing. I continue to use the metaphor that any glass of water will taste like ambrosia when you have just walked out of the desert.
Mando is that glass of water. Tastes good going down because one was desperate.
Sequel Trilogy made people desperate.
You go right on ahead and keep enjoying what you call good Star Wars along with everyone else who is, but it’s time to stop ridiculing and telling those of us who have not and will not buy in.
If you were an actual continuity nerd rather than a Legends one that no one has to follow anymore, you would remember that in TLJ, Luke’s robotic hand still has the blast mark on it. Therefore, he presumably never got it fixed, so it actually makes sense for the glove in Disney canon. Not sure why he wouldn’t have fixed it, but that’s canon. Maybe it reminded him of his father or something.
This is not an EU discussion, so don’t try and use that to paint me as a “hater” stuck in his “rigid EU ways.” I’m talking pure marketing logic here, and if you cannot see that, then I suggest you take your blinders off and realize what is going on there: Member berry maximum overdrive steroid pumping juice….imagery to trigger the perfect response, because that is the last true image of Luke Skywalker the world saw in 1983. This is the kind of stuff I learned in my Communications Masters program. This was done purely to drive a specific response with perfect image placement. It’s all marketing, man. All marketing.
I pity anyone who can see the real Luke on screen again and not feel anything. I wish you could have, it was such an amazing moment to so many. It really is sad what Disney did to so many fans.
Don’t pity me, because there is no need and nothing to pity. I don’t need you to wish anything for me, thank you. Perhaps our previous engagements may have given you a certain idea, and from that you may like to try and paint me as “dead inside” while you pretend to be reasonable, but I am far from it. I am not as incensed as my other friends here who share my side of the argument, because I made my peace with this garbage two years ago when I discovered the Fandom Menace.
Much like Jeff from World Class Bulshitters, I never bought into TFA from the start. I knew it was garbage, and yes, because they threw out my “precious EU” I was completely biased and full of rage at that time. Then I found the Fandom Menace and discovered I was not alone in my outrage and fury.
That’s when my healing began, and then in early 2019 I discovered I could sit down and watch the OT and PT without flying into a depressive rage that my greatest and most beloved fandom was ruined. I could even look at Mark Hamil and see a young man not corrupted by Hollywood and suffering terminal TDS. I saw real Star Wars (because yes I have both Original and Special Edition cuts) and remembered all my joy and what Star Wars meant to my life as a whole, because guess what…I’ve basically been there since the beginning give a few years between ANH and RotJ. I’m that first gen Star Wars fan that helped build what the masses walk around in today and blindly take for granted with so called “good Star Wars” in this Disney Era.
And now I will bring my EU Flag out.
You can take your pity and leave it dumpster, because I had years of watching a real Luke Skywalker do awesome things. I didn’t need to see some stunt dude CGI’d up as Luke to fill me with that kind of joy. I already have that joy in my heart, and two years ago I finally realized there is nothing Disney nor those who are Disney apologists can do to take that away from me.
What Disney did is sad, but it’s sad for those who are still angry to the point of rage and those in a camp that continue to take what they give them and say “Thank you, sir, may I have another?”, because just saying the Sequel Trilogy is bad and Mando is good is not all right, because such an argument denies reality that it is still all being cooked in the same pot. I will continue to live in reality, not ignorance, even though there are many a time I would love that kind of bliss, especially after 2020.
My pity remains for the masses, and I guess that includes you, who needed that moment to find that joy, a joy which I’ve been warmed by for over two decades. I’m not gonna say I don’t tear up at emotional moments in movies, because I do. I’m a big softy for certain movie scenes, but to see grown men crying like this…like simpering wimpering betas…I’m going to have to ask for their man cards, because they need to be retested to remain in the club.
Girls…they can do whatever they want, cuz I’m not a girl, and I’m not dumb enough to wade into those waters.
As much as I hate to say it, Disney owns Star Wars. They decide what is canon. All we, the fans, have left is head canon. Sorry, man. None of us can change this, as much as we’d all like to.
Oh my god how I hate that argument, because it is the simplest, most cop out thing to say to anyone who doesn’t like this stuff.
I think we’ve finally reached a point where I would like a definitive answer from you. You have repeatedly thrown out the argument of how even the EU had bad stories, so EU people can’t criticize Disney for being bad.
For someone who likes to talk down to EU guys, just how much of the EU did you read? If you are going to continue to berate EU fans, then I’d like to know just how versed you are in it. What is your full experience? Did you just read the Thrawn Trilogy and call it a day? Did you just read Prequel Era stuff?
If we are talking main storyline timeline wise, I went through everything starting at Truce of Bakura to Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse (I could not buy/read Crucible at the time because I was so angry). I did not read Prequel Era stories, no comics except for Dark Empire, and I didn’t do Rogue Squadron, either. I list this, so that it is on the record what my EU knowledge is based on, ie. EU street cred.
So once and for all, I am seriously asking for my benefit, so as we continue to interact down the line, just how much weight I need to give what you actually say in response to anything I do. Your fallback argument of how EU people need to move on, how what we still love in our hearts is just our “head cannon” and that we have to “accept things as they are” because “there is plenty of good Star Wars” has really run very thin at this point. Just like I may sound like a broken record, you are one too.
And yeah, my posts may be long, but I’m a writer, and I have deep thoughts and a lot of things to say. I am not a pithy person, so if you have an issue with that, that’s a you problem. I’m not going to change how I respond to what I disagree with coming out of your mouth or anyone else’s.
They have every right to say what they want…We have every right to tune out and not listen. Numbers were already dropping at terminal velocity last season. After people realize how much virtue signalling will be included going forward, I’m sure many more will follow suit and tune out.
Personally, I’m really on the fence. I love football and my Miami Dolphins. I’ve been a fan since I could watch TV and know what I’m watching. However they have literally become the poster child team for this entire virtue signaling movement reverberating throughout the NFL. I don’t agree with the way the team and NFL are kowtowing to the propaganda spewing out of the media on all fronts and topics lately. I don’t know if I’m going to watch if there are any games played this season and even if I do, I don’t know how long I’ll be able to stomach the BS….really sucks to be honest but all good things must come to an end!