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Gelatin vs. Biofine Clear In American Light Lager | exBEERiment Results! by brulosopher in Homebrewing

[–]true_nexus -6 points-5 points  (0 children)

Right - so it's a pointless xBmt to anyone who's Vegan.. got it. :)

Gelatin vs. Biofine Clear In American Light Lager | exBEERiment Results! by brulosopher in Homebrewing

[–]true_nexus -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Yes.. exactly - so comparing the two is moot if you’re a vegan homebrewer/beer drinker - HOWEVER - if you’re not vegan but want a vegan option for your vegan friends - then BioFine clear is the only option.

So comparing the two, while I agree is a good experiment to determine which may produce clear beer sooner/better for brewers that are not vegan is not something vegan brewers/homebrewers would be interested in since the use of Gelatin is not an option

Gelatin vs. Biofine Clear In American Light Lager | exBEERiment Results! by brulosopher in Homebrewing

[–]true_nexus -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I note that (at least in this thread here - still need to read the exBeeriment) no one has mentioned a problem here. If you’re vegan (I am not but making this point all the same) you can’t use Gelatin to clear your beer.

I’ve personally used both but acquiring BioFine Clear in my area, since the demise of the one retailer that carried it, is next to impossible. BSG won’t sell direct to homebrewers after all.

Durham Live developer donated to PCs days before bill cleared the way for project on protected wetland by GrabbinPills in toronto

[–]true_nexus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Successful"
Success is measured differently by different people.

Some consider "success" to be a shit ton of $$$ and lots of material goods while others consider "success" to be in a mutually loving relationship while still others believe "success" is attaining spiritual enlightenment.

Don't believe that just because you (or others) may consider someone "successful" that the same person is not considered a "failure" in others eyes.

If you're wondering why Doug Ford is so obsessed with the greenbelt and building the 413 check out this thread. It's like the background check of all background checks. by Ownyourfreedom in ontario

[–]true_nexus 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yes... I concur - this is excellent piecing together by Raina Douris - especially suggesting that this specific developer could be the "buyer" of the Dominion Foundry site in downtown Toronto.

Ontario allows Toronto and Peel Region to begin reopening on Monday as regions move into the grey zone by ashcach in toronto

[–]true_nexus 36 points37 points  (0 children)

As an FYI - Toronto's "R" number is actually lower (currently.. and yes... that could change) than the "R" number of the overall province.

And yet... let's get really excited to be still in a quasi-locked down state for yet another two fucking weeks.

*sigh*

1250 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. 337 in Toronto. 64,748 Tests Completed. 22 Fatalities. 35,886 Vaccinations - March 5, 2021 by MountainDrew42 in toronto

[–]true_nexus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks for that... so R=0.92 - that's ok... I can live with a blip of higher numbers if the R stays below 1...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine receives Health Canada approval by CranberryNapalm in toronto

[–]true_nexus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And my wife is the exact opposite to your mom - she has been able to get vaccinated (first Pfizer shot last week) because she works at Lakeridge health in Durham but lives, as per my flair, in Scarborough.

Sure the situation is slightly different and some people feel I'm "negative" about this but let's be real. Look at the situation here in Toronto. This is the largest city in the country. They (Provincial and Municipal governments) have had at LEAST 6-9 months to figure this stuff out and yet "it's complicated". No kidding there brainiac - that's why you're being paid the big $$$.

The longer it takes to get some distribution framework in place and to get vaccines into the arms of those within Toronto proper, the longer we have to linger in this freaking "lockdown" purgatory.

I'm usually pretty positive and have a good outlook on things but man - this type of governmental incompetence when it comes to something that we all know is so important is starting to make me snap.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine receives Health Canada approval by CranberryNapalm in toronto

[–]true_nexus 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Awesome!!! That means a total of FOUR vaccines and another option who's roll out will be bungled and take for-ev-er to get to anyone in Toronto proper......

994 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. 298 in Toronto. 65643 tests completed. 10 fatalities. 30409 Vaccinations. March 4, 2021 by r3lai in toronto

[–]true_nexus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ya... that's one of the things the doctor told me when Dad was "close" to being put into ICU. The doctor said that they recommend that elderly patients do not get put on a ventilator (but they will do it if the family requests it) because the amount of pain caused to intubate a patient vs the chance of a "good" outcome is extremely slim.

And that makes sense - if you're causing so much pain and discomfort for an individual who is unlikely to survive the experience let alone the virus, you're only causing pain and not healing. We were good to avoid that and even if it did come to that, I knew Dad's decision was just to be made comfortable vs being put through all that.

Thankfully, that decision never had to be made <3

994 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. 298 in Toronto. 65643 tests completed. 10 fatalities. 30409 Vaccinations. March 4, 2021 by r3lai in toronto

[–]true_nexus 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Thanks... he seems to be doing REALLY well considering (he's going to be 85 this year) - he got out of the hospital after being so close to having to go into ICU and being intubated / put on a ventilator but he was able to battle back... he even got out without having to go home on oxygen - so he's been pretty strong.. I'm proud of him doing so well!

994 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. 298 in Toronto. 65643 tests completed. 10 fatalities. 30409 Vaccinations. March 4, 2021 by r3lai in toronto

[–]true_nexus 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Ya... Hospitalizations can take some time - Dad got "released" from North York General on Feb 12 and got "released back into the wild" on Feb 23rd from the rehab facility. He'd been in there (overall) since Jan 6 - his roommate had been in since November 20, 2020.

So hospitalizations take time to drop depending on recovery situations.

I Know We're Getting More Vaccines This Week But Still . . . . by true_nexus in toronto

[–]true_nexus[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This post will likely get moderated away (and that's ok)... I just can't help but feel a little like "confused Travolta"... We're going to get more vaccines but with things like Tory / De Villa saying that they're not ready just yet to roll out a plan... and then on top of that having the Provincial Government not ready with an online booking portal... it just seems like we're fumbling through all of this.

1138 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. 339 in Toronto. 66351 tests completed. 23 fatalities. 19112 Vaccinations. February 25, 2021 by r3lai in toronto

[–]true_nexus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok.. so maybe I'm not really explaining myself effectively.

If we have an R number above 1, then the virus is still spreading faster than our efforts to contain it.

So are people in this thread who are cheering on a 2% positivity rate missing this fact? That is, as long as the R number is above 1, there's still a very real risk of this going on for some time yet.

The dominance of Doug Ford's PC Party: 338Canada Philippe J. Fournier: A new Mainstreet poll has the PCs leading in every age group and Ford's approval numbers over his handling of the pandemic still riding high by [deleted] in toronto

[–]true_nexus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure... but that situation (not Rae's fault per se) is still stuck with people all this time - the younger voters (i.e. those that were not alive during Rae's tenure) may not even care or know - but their parents will (if they disliked the policy).

Horwath hasn't helped her party and even when Wynne was still in power she pulled a bonehead move by pulling the plug on the government with less than a year until the next election. The result was Wynne's majority in 2014. That just made the voting public more upset in 2018 and that resulted in where we are now.

1138 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. 339 in Toronto. 66351 tests completed. 23 fatalities. 19112 Vaccinations. February 25, 2021 by r3lai in toronto

[–]true_nexus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If this is the case, why did De Villa state, outright, that the R number was calculated to be 1.1 (as of yesterday) by TPH? If the R number is merely an estimate and the range is as broad as you stated, why is the general public being told otherwise (by De Villa)?

I'm curious to find out if it's merely because De Villa doesn't understand it or if it's a case of her trying to use it (R number) to ensure people understand that there's still a huge risk if the province allows Toronto (and Peel) to open up after March 8

The dominance of Doug Ford's PC Party: 338Canada Philippe J. Fournier: A new Mainstreet poll has the PCs leading in every age group and Ford's approval numbers over his handling of the pandemic still riding high by [deleted] in toronto

[–]true_nexus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are a few reasons why this might be (people willing to vote for the Provincial Conservative party):

  • People believe what they are being told by the Provincial Government (i.e. people are too lazy to do research for themselves to determine if what they're being told is factual, true or misleading)
  • People refuse to give the NDP another chance at leading for two reasons (that may or may not be valid): Rae Days and Andrea Horwath
  • The Liberals have got too much baggage and are still fresh in the memory of the voting public (especially those outside of the 416) - The whole reason the Conservatives hold the reigns right now is not due to their incredible track record and competence on multiple files but more so due to the hatred for so many years of Liberal rule (again, whether that's justified or not it seems that's what it is)

The hope is, at least for me, is that the Conservatives do not get a majority again - minority rule would be "ok" (not great but acceptable given the current state of the other political parties at Queen's Park). They could at least be kept "in check" without running roughshod over the most vulnerable of our population.

1138 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. 339 in Toronto. 66351 tests completed. 23 fatalities. 19112 Vaccinations. February 25, 2021 by r3lai in toronto

[–]true_nexus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Question regarding the “R” number: Yesterday Dr De Villa stated that the R number was at 1.1 - so we still have a situation where the virus is not in decline.

Here, I see people cheering on the 2% positivity rate.

So, I’m curious if we’re being lead to believe “good” news by focusing only on the positivity rate vs the reproductive (R) number? Not looking for debate but more so a bit of an explanation.

Dad Got Released From Hospital Today After Battling COVID And Winning! (He’s 84) by true_nexus in pics

[–]true_nexus[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you !!! Dad knows he's still got work to do - he's got a list of exercises (breathing and other wise) that he's got to do so we're looking forward to it!!

Dad Got Released From Hospital Today After Battling COVID And Winning! (He’s 84) by true_nexus in pics

[–]true_nexus[S] 32 points33 points  (0 children)

<3
I can only provide my insight into what occurred when I lost Mom. She was in a coma after experiencing a brain aneurysm while her and Dad were on a flight down to Argentina and Venezuela for a vacation. They ended up making an emergency landing in Salvador Brazil. There she remained (with Dad) until I got down there about 2 weeks later.

We stayed a month - until she was stable enough to endure an air ambulance flight back to Toronto Canada.

She remained in a coma the whole time.

Eventually the decision had to be made. My uncle (her brother) and Dad were on the same page - remove life support and make her "comfortable". She lasted another 2 weeks (long time).

I was on the periphery of the decision making - but I still felt guilt years after the fact. I questioned many things. So, what I'm saying is, I empathize with you and what you're going through. Know that you did what you had to do and that, in that situation, for you, for your father, it was the right thing.

No one on this planet is going to fault you for that. No one on this planet will not feel some sense of sympathy with you for having to make that decision. So please, dear and kind stranger, don't beat yourself up over it. Life deals us some really crappy cards sometimes - we just have to play with the hand we are dealt at the time.

Stay well and be kind to yourself <3 <3 <3 <3