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Author Topic: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.  (Read 38883 times)

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Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Reply #1515 on: February 06, 2021, 01:13:42 PM »
MSNBC anchor Nicole Wallace floats the idea of using domestic drone strikes against American citizens who protest the covid-19 lockdowns.

https://politicodailynewss.com/watch-msnbc-panel-floats-drone-strikes-on-americans-for-incitement/

And she's not just a talking head divorced from reality, because she served as the communications director for George W, and was a senior advisor for McCain during his presidential run.

The real world has become a Paranoia scenario.

Well, it isn't like they can do something like legally drone American citizens inside the US border...

oh wait...they already set that legal precedent, didn't they.
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Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Reply #1516 on: February 06, 2021, 01:14:28 PM »
Yea, Wallace is a real klass act... she sounds like a rabid dog when she talks about Trump.

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Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Reply #1517 on: February 06, 2021, 02:16:20 PM »
MSNBC anchor Nicole Wallace floats the idea of using domestic drone strikes against American citizens who protest the covid-19 lockdowns.

https://politicodailynewss.com/watch-msnbc-panel-floats-drone-strikes-on-americans-for-incitement/

And she's not just a talking head divorced from reality, because she served as the communications director for George W, and was a senior advisor for McCain during his presidential run.

The real world has become a Paranoia scenario.

She may not be a "talking head divorced from reality" but she is a talking head divorced from authority...In other words, whatever her resume, just a talking head. You can find equally outrageous suggestions from many analysts (some of whom have held high level positions in the past), TV and radio hosts, rpg forum posters,  and frothing YouTube ranters. They don't amount to much. The story here is, "some guy (in this case, "some girl") has outrageous idea." News to nobody. And in any case, Covid protests, though given passing mention in the intro, are quickly left behind to talk about something more.

Doesn't mean it isn't outrageous, it absolutely is.  Extrajudicial killing is not something to be taken lightly. Arguably, this anchor is herself guilty of incitement to violence.  But the connection to Covid is very tenuous, and none of it is really consequential when it comes to Covid, Covid restrictions, etc.  etc. Maybe a topic for another thread.
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« Reply #1518 on: February 06, 2021, 03:56:36 PM »
But the connection to Covid is very tenuous, and none of it is really consequential when it comes to Covid, Covid restrictions, etc.  etc. Maybe a topic for another thread.
What the hell? She's arguing for drone strikes against people protesting covid-19 lockdowns. I can't imagine a more direct connection to a thread entitled "Covid, the 'lockdowns' etc.".

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Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Reply #1519 on: February 06, 2021, 04:05:10 PM »
But the connection to Covid is very tenuous, and none of it is really consequential when it comes to Covid, Covid restrictions, etc.  etc. Maybe a topic for another thread.
What the hell? She's arguing for drone strikes against people protesting covid-19 lockdowns. I can't imagine a more direct connection to a thread entitled "Covid, the 'lockdowns' etc.".

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Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Reply #1520 on: February 07, 2021, 09:37:10 AM »
I can't imagine anything that would cause the wheels to come off faster than domestic drone strikes.

Particularly since there was a rather amusing case of an official DHS drone being hacked with $1000 worth of gear by a pack of Uni of Texas students.

Be a shame if someone spoofed the signals and routed that drone's missile shot somewhere else. Just sayin'.

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« Reply #1521 on: February 07, 2021, 09:45:34 AM »
I can't imagine anything that would cause the wheels to come off faster than domestic drone strikes.
With as stupid as most people are with their electronic trails, that approach seems far less effective than just tapping their electronics to follow them and tracing their contacts until there is enough evidence to make arrests. Any actual strikes (likely not by drone) would be focused on those that resist arrest. I don't see this as becoming the dark future scenes of the Terminator franchise, but instead more like a weird widespread To Catch a Predator trap.

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« Reply #1522 on: February 07, 2021, 11:06:42 AM »
I can't imagine anything that would cause the wheels to come off faster than domestic drone strikes.

Particularly since there was a rather amusing case of an official DHS drone being hacked with $1000 worth of gear by a pack of Uni of Texas students.

Be a shame if someone spoofed the signals and routed that drone's missile shot somewhere else. Just sayin'.

No doubt. If they actually did such an evil thing, they would soon come to believe that the Capitol "riot" was their best day ever. You'll actually see a large representation of those millions of firearms they are worried about.
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Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Reply #1523 on: February 07, 2021, 02:52:46 PM »
Greetings!

Interesting that all of these sweet, nice, and kind Leftists are promoting violence against Conservative American citizens. Listen to them talk about how Trump supporters are "Domestic Terrorists" and need to be silenced and removed.

That plan should work out well for all of the Leftists in this country.

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Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Reply #1524 on: February 07, 2021, 06:38:39 PM »
I can't imagine anything that would cause the wheels to come off faster than domestic drone strikes.

Particularly since there was a rather amusing case of an official DHS drone being hacked with $1000 worth of gear by a pack of Uni of Texas students.

Be a shame if someone spoofed the signals and routed that drone's missile shot somewhere else. Just sayin'.

I couldn't have imagined anything that would cause the wheels to come off faster than shutting down the economy and restricting people to their homes and essential trips only. But here we are.
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« Reply #1525 on: February 07, 2021, 06:41:50 PM »
She may not be a "talking head divorced from reality" but she is a talking head divorced from authority...

Debatable.  Her husband is a former ambassador to the UN (for UN management and reform) and is a member of stink tank called Counter Extremism Project.  Given they're both "Republicans" and he works for 2 "bi-partisan" stink tanks there's a good chance his CEP is brought in to "advise" on the "domestic terrorist" situation.  "See even those vile Republicans are united with us against the white supremacists!"

Scare quotes used to represent that these motherfuckers are all globalist uniparty and only give a shit about their club.

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« Reply #1526 on: February 09, 2021, 01:46:15 AM »
SCOTUS knocked a big gaping hole in the Jacobson precedent last night.  That’s the 1905 vaccination precedent usually cited for government public health rules.  The specific circumstance was California restrictions on churches gathering, and it’s arguments they’re more dangerous than going to Costco (and so should be restricted)
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« Reply #1527 on: February 11, 2021, 03:05:09 AM »
WHO and China playing footise.



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« Reply #1528 on: February 12, 2021, 08:28:15 AM »
https://nypost.com/2021/02/11/cuomo-aide-admits-they-hid-nursing-home-data-from-feds/

I am stunned at this. 'Oh noez, we didn't want to be targeted by federal investigators'.

Cue me doing a David Troughton in Sharpe impersonation. "You SHOULD have been targeted!"

There is no excuse for this. None. People talk about how Trump killed all those people? Then you better fucking get to work on Cuomo, because he bears far more culpability than the mean ol' Orange Man.

Hell, this is right up there with Bush saying 'You're doing a heck of a job, Brownie' (although again, the culpability rests less on FEMA and more on the incompetence of the local and state authorities of NOLA. But that's another argument).

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« Reply #1529 on: February 28, 2021, 11:10:44 AM »
People still buying into this incredible hoax? That last spring's nasty seasonal bug justified destroying the world economy and inflicting misery on millions of perfectly healthy people?
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