Why does "learning to live with COVID" never seem to involve any learning?
"Let's reduce some measures that we find burdensome and introduce other programs that we think we can handle for longer" could be learning to live with COVID. Otherwise it just seems like it means "not doing much about COVID".
Feb 9 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Jason Kenney, on having to learn to live with COVID: A History
2021 Headline of the Year nominee (September)
2021 Headline of the Year nominee (April)
Dec 20, 2020 • 25 tweets • 7 min read
2020 Headline of the Year nominee (May)
2020 Headline of the Year nominee (August)
Jun 21, 2020 • 31 tweets • 9 min read
In 1883, a drink called "Cronk" started advertising in the Calgary Herald. See if you can spot their ads.
Reading these ads from 1884 really make me want to find some Cronk.
Sep 29, 2019 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
Let me introduce you to the most confusing referendum result. It occurred in Saskatoon in 1988, held at the same time as the municipal election.
It was about store openings, and there were five questions posed to voters.
The first was straightforward enough:
"Are you in favor of all stores being allowed to be open on Sunday? "
Simple enough -- no to Sunday shopping.
May 31, 2019 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Let's say you have a city that raises money from property tax, and the city properties have the following values (say there's a super tall building right in the middle).
Now, let's say you budget for your city, and you need to raise $50 to cover all of your spending. The total valuation is $5000, so you need $0.01 for each $1 of the valuation of each property, like follows: