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Re: When we win the chip, will there be a parade? 

Post#21 » by OAKLEY_2 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:12 am

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SFour wrote:The finals is ending no later than October 13th...therefore the parade will be in mid October, which is almost 2.5 months away. I think there will be parade, especially if the Raptors beat Lebron & the Lakers....people aren't going to stay locked up in their houses forever, especially after seeing all the mass gathering protests that have been going on for months now.


Protesting social injustice and a celebratory parade are very different things...


If the mass gathering protests aren't resulting in spikes of coronavirus cases then a parade should be fine as well as long as it's outdoors and everyone is wearing masks. According to the media and health officials the BLM protests in Toronto did not result in a spike in coronavirus cases.


While the parade was a piece of history last year it turned out to be badly organized and was dangerous. People who went were clueless, as was the city, as to what a massive crowd that large was like and what it meant. It quickly became a crush of people at City Hall and they had to close it off. The parade took forever to move from Exhibition Place to City Hall. The players were shown getting pretty hammered and that image, while funny, was also not the best example to set, at least not publicly. So the Raptors would have to have some lessons learned before they even contemplate Covid realities. Hindsight would dictate an event that would never match the craziness of last year's event. An event that was a remarkable spectacle and which pushed the boundaries of safety and sensibility.
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Post#22 » by SocialistHipHop » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:46 pm

No vaccine = no parade
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Post#23 » by Metallikid » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:52 pm

SocialistHipHop wrote:No vaccine = no parade


There may never be a vaccine. Eventually we're going to gather in groups again regardless.
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Post#24 » by OakleyDokely » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:52 pm

The parade will be held at that dudes house in Brampton who had that party.
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Post#25 » by refshateRaps » Sat Aug 1, 2020 12:09 am

To be real. I'm not even a fan of big crowds anymore after the shooting last year

So thankful we won last year, if out only title happened this year it would be kinda sad.
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SFour wrote:The finals is ending no later than October 13th...therefore the parade will be in mid October, which is almost 2.5 months away. I think there will be parade, especially if the Raptors beat Lebron & the Lakers....people aren't going to stay locked up in their houses forever, especially after seeing all the mass gathering protests that have been going on for months now.


you think people are going to a parade in 2 months? lmao
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Post#27 » by -AirCanada- » Sat Aug 1, 2020 6:26 am

Metallikid wrote:
SocialistHipHop wrote:No vaccine = no parade


There may never be a vaccine. Eventually we're going to gather in groups again regardless.

we will not
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Post#28 » by SaveTheHens » Sat Aug 1, 2020 6:27 am

Definitely, delayed until its safe lol. Unless its over a year I doubt they cancel it.
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Post#29 » by SFour » Sat Aug 1, 2020 7:42 am

-AirCanada- wrote:
SFour wrote:The finals is ending no later than October 13th...therefore the parade will be in mid October, which is almost 2.5 months away. I think there will be parade, especially if the Raptors beat Lebron & the Lakers....people aren't going to stay locked up in their houses forever, especially after seeing all the mass gathering protests that have been going on for months now.


you think people are going to a parade in 2 months? lmao


ya....won't be as packed as the 1st one though

this is going to be me dancing in the middle knowing that the Raptors beat Giannis and Lebron/Kawhi

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SFour wrote:
-AirCanada- wrote:
SFour wrote:The finals is ending no later than October 13th...therefore the parade will be in mid October, which is almost 2.5 months away. I think there will be parade, especially if the Raptors beat Lebron & the Lakers....people aren't going to stay locked up in their houses forever, especially after seeing all the mass gathering protests that have been going on for months now.


you think people are going to a parade in 2 months? lmao


ya....won't be as packed as the 1st one though

this is going to be me dancing in the middle knowing that the Raptors beat Giannis and Lebron/Kawhi


I mean **** i want the raptors to win too, thats not what im saying

im saying there wont be any parade even if we do win
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Post#31 » by Metallikid » Sat Aug 1, 2020 11:18 am

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SocialistHipHop wrote:No vaccine = no parade


There may never be a vaccine. Eventually we're going to gather in groups again regardless.

we will not


Yes, because a virus that has a less than 0.1 fatality rate for people under 70 will permanently stop literal human socialization since time immemorial. The Spanish Flu that killed 18-30 year olds in the 10s of millions didn't. So good luck with that. It's more detrimental to us than the virus ever could be if people continue to try not to. Humans need touch, they need to see each other's facial expressions and they need to be near other humans. I guarantee eventually we will, probably sometime next year in fact. Life means nothing without shared group experiences.
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Post#32 » by -AirCanada- » Sat Aug 1, 2020 11:46 am

Metallikid wrote:
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There may never be a vaccine. Eventually we're going to gather in groups again regardless.

we will not


Yes, because a virus that has a less than 0.1 fatality rate for people under 70 will permanently stop literal human socialization since time immemorial. The Spanish Flu that killed 18-30 year olds in the 10s of millions didn't. So good luck with that. It's more detrimental to us than the virus ever could be if people continue to try not to. Humans need touch, they need to see each other's facial expressions and they need to be near other humans. I guarantee eventually we will, probably sometime next year in fact. Life means nothing without shared group experiences.


The Government will not let large gatherings take place without a vaccine. How you feel about it is irrelevant.

If large gathering take place next year it will because we have a vaccine or because the virus dissipated naturally.
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Post#33 » by nikster » Sat Aug 1, 2020 2:08 pm

We arent allowed gatherings of more than 100, why would we want gathering of a million + in 2 months? Thats incredibly short sighted
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Post#34 » by Metallikid » Sat Aug 1, 2020 3:46 pm

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Metallikid wrote:
-AirCanada- wrote:we will not


Yes, because a virus that has a less than 0.1 fatality rate for people under 70 will permanently stop literal human socialization since time immemorial. The Spanish Flu that killed 18-30 year olds in the 10s of millions didn't. So good luck with that. It's more detrimental to us than the virus ever could be if people continue to try not to. Humans need touch, they need to see each other's facial expressions and they need to be near other humans. I guarantee eventually we will, probably sometime next year in fact. Life means nothing without shared group experiences.


The Government will not let large gatherings take place without a vaccine. How you feel about it is irrelevant.

If large gathering take place next year it will because we have a vaccine or because the virus dissipated naturally.


As if the government could stop people gathering whenever they wanted if they actually chose to. Sure, there won't be 'an official' parade, but there will be large gatherings more and more the longer this goes on. And to be honest an easy workaround is just saying your large event is a protest, and also there were protests. Freedom of assembly is a Charter right in Canada. The government does not have the ability to stop people from gathering indefinitely. They are only able to do so with emergency powers and those cannot be made indefinite.
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Post#35 » by OGLife » Sat Aug 1, 2020 4:17 pm

Metallikid wrote:What is the 'good life'?

Is it living as long as possible, or is it having the most life in your years?

More and more I'm leaning towards the latter.

See you at the party.

Would you willingly do things with someone who is HIV positive then?

That sounds like someone's definition of living life who lives in the moment.
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Post#36 » by lobosloboslobos » Sat Aug 1, 2020 5:04 pm

yonge street is 1,500 miles long. i think there's room for a socially distanced parade.
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Post#37 » by Metallikid » Sat Aug 1, 2020 5:08 pm

OGLife wrote:
Metallikid wrote:What is the 'good life'?

Is it living as long as possible, or is it having the most life in your years?

More and more I'm leaning towards the latter.

See you at the party.

Would you willingly do things with someone who is HIV positive then?

That sounds like someone's definition of living life who lives in the moment.


Not applicable because that's something someone definitively has something and even then yes, if I am wearing protection or they are taking medication to reduce their viral load below transmission levels. We are being restricted based on a possibility that someone may have it AND are asymptomatic. That is not good enough to say we aren't allowed to gather in close proximity. Freedom of Assembly is a Charter Right. If I'm not not able to assemble and be near people at a distance of my choosing then am I not able to exercise my freedom of assembly - I am being artificially limited. If my dwelling is a one room apartment what kind of assembly am I allowed to have? You can't accept emergency powers becoming laws. They are our fundamental rights and beyond Constitutionally enumerated Charter rights it is a human right to be interact with other humans. You can read any number of books or articles about the importance of up close, face-to-face, human interaction and the necessity of touch for human health. Before the pandemic loneliness and mental illness was a massive problem that online interaction was proven to be no substitute for, and in many cases makes it worse. We are no longer in a state of emergency, the case level is very very low, and those orders will not and cannot be indefinite or long-lasting (like a year). As I said before, whatever damage this virus can do is very much getting to the point where it pales in comparison to the social and psychological damage it is doing to people. Think about all the people who don't have a significant other or family to be with, or people new to the country who don't have anywhere to socialize and make connections, or most of all all the young people whom irreparable harm is being done to by taking away their ability to be with friends, and make friends, have relationships, interact like normal human beings. If you can't see how damaging this then I can't help you. We will have to live with it being endemic eventually, and that means getting on with life as before and knowing that life is a risk - as it always was before the era of anti-biotics - people lived and enjoyed what time they had.
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Post#38 » by OGLife » Sat Aug 1, 2020 5:19 pm

Metallikid wrote:
OGLife wrote:
Metallikid wrote:What is the 'good life'?

Is it living as long as possible, or is it having the most life in your years?

More and more I'm leaning towards the latter.

See you at the party.

Would you willingly do things with someone who is HIV positive then?

That sounds like someone's definition of living life who lives in the moment.


Not applicable because that's something someone definitively has something and even then yes, if I am wearing protection or they are taking medication to reduce their viral load below transmission levels. We are being restricted based on a possibility that someone may have it AND are asymptomatic. That is not good enough to say we aren't allowed to gather in close proximity. Freedom of Assembly is a Charter Right. If I'm not not able to assemble and be near people at a distance of my choosing then am I not able to exercise my freedom of assembly - I am being artificially limited. If my dwelling is a one room apartment what kind of assembly am I allowed to have? You can't accept emergency powers becoming laws. They are our fundamental rights and beyond Constitutionally enumerated Charter rights it is a human right to be interact with other humans. You can read any number of books or articles about the importance of up close, face-to-face, human interaction and the necessity of touch for human health. Before the pandemic loneliness and mental illness was a massive problem that online interaction was proven to be no substitute for, and in many cases makes it worse. We are no longer in a state of emergency, the case level is very very low, and those orders will not and cannot be indefinite or long-lasting (like a year). As I said before, whatever damage this virus can do is very much getting to the point where it pales in comparison to the social and psychological damage it is doing to people. Think about all the people who don't have a significant other or family to be with, or people new to the country who don't have anywhere to socialize and make connections, or most of all all the young people whom irreparable harm is being done to by taking away their ability to be with friends, and make friends, have relationships, interact like normal human beings. If you can't see how damaging this then I can't help you. We will have to live with it being endemic eventually, and that means getting on with life as before and knowing that life is a risk - as it always was before the era of anti-biotics - people lived and enjoyed what time they had.

Its funny how you over characterize the mental aspect of this, yet believe that since the amount of cases of COVID are low, therefore no damage can come about from it.

Do you really believe if we allow things to expand that it wouldn't lead to a potential to more exposure?

There are support groups available for people to seek mental assistance during this time.

Let's not also forget how it can affect someone mentally if they got the virus and spread it to a love one, at no fault of their own, which causes the person to pass away.

I'm not going to argue a negative with another negative.
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Post#39 » by Metallikid » Sat Aug 1, 2020 5:31 pm

OGLife wrote:
Metallikid wrote:
OGLife wrote:Would you willingly do things with someone who is HIV positive then?

That sounds like someone's definition of living life who lives in the moment.


Not applicable because that's something someone definitively has something and even then yes, if I am wearing protection or they are taking medication to reduce their viral load below transmission levels. We are being restricted based on a possibility that someone may have it AND are asymptomatic. That is not good enough to say we aren't allowed to gather in close proximity. Freedom of Assembly is a Charter Right. If I'm not not able to assemble and be near people at a distance of my choosing then am I not able to exercise my freedom of assembly - I am being artificially limited. If my dwelling is a one room apartment what kind of assembly am I allowed to have? You can't accept emergency powers becoming laws. They are our fundamental rights and beyond Constitutionally enumerated Charter rights it is a human right to be interact with other humans. You can read any number of books or articles about the importance of up close, face-to-face, human interaction and the necessity of touch for human health. Before the pandemic loneliness and mental illness was a massive problem that online interaction was proven to be no substitute for, and in many cases makes it worse. We are no longer in a state of emergency, the case level is very very low, and those orders will not and cannot be indefinite or long-lasting (like a year). As I said before, whatever damage this virus can do is very much getting to the point where it pales in comparison to the social and psychological damage it is doing to people. Think about all the people who don't have a significant other or family to be with, or people new to the country who don't have anywhere to socialize and make connections, or most of all all the young people whom irreparable harm is being done to by taking away their ability to be with friends, and make friends, have relationships, interact like normal human beings. If you can't see how damaging this then I can't help you. We will have to live with it being endemic eventually, and that means getting on with life as before and knowing that life is a risk - as it always was before the era of anti-biotics - people lived and enjoyed what time they had.

Its funny how you over characterize the mental aspect of this, yet believe that since the amount of cases of COVID are low, therefore no damage can come about from it.

Do you really believe if we allow things to expand that it wouldn't lead to a potential to more exposure?

There are support groups available for people to seek mental assistance during this time.

Let's not also forget how it can affect someone mentally if they got the virus and spread it to a love one, at no fault of their own, which causes the person to pass away.

I'm not going to argue a negative with another negative.


Let me ask you, how long do you think it is acceptable for 'social distancing' to be something mandated?

Support groups are not interaction with other humans in person, they are not a substitute for interaction with people you care about face-to-face - laughing, smiling, not living in fear. I believe that eventually if there is no vaccine then we will have to go with herd immunity and accept the consequences. The fact that cases are low are why there aren't emergency orders - which could come and go. The amount of cases is so low right now that if they paid enough people who need jobs to track and trace every infection properly we could eliminate it altogether. But we aren't, we're being restricted so that businesses can open. The fact is older people are going to bear the brunt of it regardless and as unfortunate as that is, that cannot prevent normal human socialization for the people who are young and younger - if they pass it to a relative and they die, guess what? That happened all the time 75+ years ago with normal flus and colds. People learned to deal with loss, not push it off as long as possible when the result of that is destroying future potential. And old people understood it was wrong to put an incredible burden on the young so that you could perhaps live a few more years. In Inuit culture and other Native cultures old people at a certain point would venture off into the wilderness to die so as not to be a burden.

You will have a damaged generation beyond imagining and most of all people won't stand for it eventually and rebel and do what they want to anyways. There will be protests against it and gatherings anyways. I urge you to understand that there is no such thing as a 'new normal' if that doesn't contain the ability to make friends and relationships and not live in constant fear of other people. There is no more fundamental human experience than looking into another humans face and holding their hand or being shoulder to shoulder. It cannot be replaced. It will destroy us to try.
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Post#40 » by OGLife » Sat Aug 1, 2020 5:46 pm

Metallikid wrote:
OGLife wrote:
Metallikid wrote:
Not applicable because that's something someone definitively has something and even then yes, if I am wearing protection or they are taking medication to reduce their viral load below transmission levels. We are being restricted based on a possibility that someone may have it AND are asymptomatic. That is not good enough to say we aren't allowed to gather in close proximity. Freedom of Assembly is a Charter Right. If I'm not not able to assemble and be near people at a distance of my choosing then am I not able to exercise my freedom of assembly - I am being artificially limited. If my dwelling is a one room apartment what kind of assembly am I allowed to have? You can't accept emergency powers becoming laws. They are our fundamental rights and beyond Constitutionally enumerated Charter rights it is a human right to be interact with other humans. You can read any number of books or articles about the importance of up close, face-to-face, human interaction and the necessity of touch for human health. Before the pandemic loneliness and mental illness was a massive problem that online interaction was proven to be no substitute for, and in many cases makes it worse. We are no longer in a state of emergency, the case level is very very low, and those orders will not and cannot be indefinite or long-lasting (like a year). As I said before, whatever damage this virus can do is very much getting to the point where it pales in comparison to the social and psychological damage it is doing to people. Think about all the people who don't have a significant other or family to be with, or people new to the country who don't have anywhere to socialize and make connections, or most of all all the young people whom irreparable harm is being done to by taking away their ability to be with friends, and make friends, have relationships, interact like normal human beings. If you can't see how damaging this then I can't help you. We will have to live with it being endemic eventually, and that means getting on with life as before and knowing that life is a risk - as it always was before the era of anti-biotics - people lived and enjoyed what time they had.

Its funny how you over characterize the mental aspect of this, yet believe that since the amount of cases of COVID are low, therefore no damage can come about from it.

Do you really believe if we allow things to expand that it wouldn't lead to a potential to more exposure?

There are support groups available for people to seek mental assistance during this time.

Let's not also forget how it can affect someone mentally if they got the virus and spread it to a love one, at no fault of their own, which causes the person to pass away.

I'm not going to argue a negative with another negative.


Let me ask you, how long do you think it is acceptable for 'social distancing' to be something mandated?

Support groups are not interaction with other humans in person, they are not a substitute for interaction with people you care about face-to-face - laughing, smiling, not living in fear. I believe that eventually if there is no vaccine then we will have to go with herd immunity and accept the consequences. The fact that cases are low are why there aren't emergency orders - which could come and go. The amount of cases is so low right now that if they paid enough people who need jobs to track and trace every infection properly we could eliminate it altogether. But we aren't, we're being restricted so that businesses can open. The fact is older people are going to bear the brunt of it regardless and as unfortunate as that is, that cannot prevent normal human socialization for the people who are young and younger - if they pass it to a relative and they die, guess what? That happened all the time 75+ years ago with normal flus and colds. People learned to deal with loss, not push it off as long as possible when the result of that is destroying future potential. And old people understood it was wrong to put an incredible burden on the young so that you could perhaps live a few more years. In Inuit culture and other Native cultures old people at a certain point would venture off into the wilderness to die so as not to be a burden.

You will have a damaged generation beyond imagining and most of all people won't stand for it eventually and rebel and do what they want to anyways. There will be protests against it and gatherings anyways. I urge you to understand that there is no such thing as a 'new normal' if that doesn't contain the ability to make friends and relationships and not live in constant fear of other people. There is no more fundamental human experience than looking into another humans face and holding their hand or being shoulder to shoulder. It cannot be replaced. It will destroy us to try.

So it is acceptable to let the old die, because as you believe, we cannot put people younger people in trouble? That's not acceptable.

Also, anyone who's involved mental treatments knows that when they see their counselor or doctor, their sessions are made to improve their interpretation of life. It's not to baby them into believing they cannot overcome their troubles and discourage them from trying.

Plus, I don't care for social studies where technology was not what it is now and what it will be in the future. Everyone knows that technology is there to improve social activities. It makes it much easier for people to interact with each other. Kids tend to use technology over outdoor gatherings moreso than not. This was way before the virus.

We must care about everyone and everyone must play a role in minimizing the spread of the virus until there is a vaccine.

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