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Author Topic: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.  (Read 50231 times)

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Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Reply #1755 on: April 04, 2021, 07:13:32 PM »
We've passed all those goalposts, and it keeps getting pushed further back. Now we're being told that people who have gotten the shot still have to wear masks and follow all the rules, and things won't go back to normal until 2023, or maybe never (the new normal).

My money's on "never". There will be new variants (we've already had a few) that will require updated vaccines, and the existence of new strains will require us to continue to mask and live in various levels of restrictions for the forseeable future.

Let's play a game. I'll bet you're wrong, and that by the end of 2022 or before, masks will no longer be a requirement for the overwhelming majority of the U.S.. Do you bet against me?

I'm game. We need to define "overwhelming majority" clearly first. 51%? 75%? 99%? Of what? States? Cities? Counties? Overall population?

And, to be perfectly clear, I am not saying it's impossible that mask wearing will no longer be required. If you claim that kind of absolutism about my opinion when we resolve the wager, you lose regardless of the state of mask wearing.

I'll let you define those terms. I figured around 75% of the population wouldn't be required to wear masks by around that date. But If you want to go more specific to a locality I am fine with that too.
You're going to want to be more specific if making a wager with Ratman_Alternative Facts_tf. Start with "what population?" (the world, a hemisphere, a continent, a country, a state, a city, or...?). You also might want to define what qualifies as "mask wearing is required" means, because there is quite a bit of variation on that even now.

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« Reply #1756 on: April 04, 2021, 07:25:30 PM »
We've passed all those goalposts, and it keeps getting pushed further back. Now we're being told that people who have gotten the shot still have to wear masks and follow all the rules, and things won't go back to normal until 2023, or maybe never (the new normal).

My money's on "never". There will be new variants (we've already had a few) that will require updated vaccines, and the existence of new strains will require us to continue to mask and live in various levels of restrictions for the forseeable future.

Let's play a game. I'll bet you're wrong, and that by the end of 2022 or before, masks will no longer be a requirement for the overwhelming majority of the U.S.. Do you bet against me?

I'm game. We need to define "overwhelming majority" clearly first. 51%? 75%? 99%? Of what? States? Cities? Counties? Overall population?

And, to be perfectly clear, I am not saying it's impossible that mask wearing will no longer be required. If you claim that kind of absolutism about my opinion when we resolve the wager, you lose regardless of the state of mask wearing.

I'll let you define those terms. I figured around 75% of the population wouldn't be required to wear masks by around that date. But If you want to go more specific to a locality I am fine with that too.

75% sounds good to me. What is our benchmark? Say I wanted to resolve the bet right now, how would we determine who won?

And what about the possibility that the mask mandates go away for a few months and then come back if a new strain or a different epidemic arises?
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« Reply #1757 on: April 07, 2021, 08:40:35 PM »
Greetings!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/man-brutally-attacked-after-confronting-maskless-group/ar-BB1fplno?ocid=spartanntp

Up in Canada, some guy goes into a gas station, and proceeds to confront a group of people not wearing masks--a man, three women, and a boy. The man knocks the maskless-man's phone to the ground--an attack--and then gets his ass beat. The man struck him in the head and dropped him to the floor, where the women apparently joined in on kicking, hitting, and stomping the fuckstick even more.

*laughing*

Reminds me of the guy that was maskless and enjoying his coffee outside, when some chick comes up to him and throws her hot coffee at him. That guy proceeded to smack the shit out of the woman, and her nutless, soy-drinking boyfriend that thought he was going to defend her from this guy's counterattack.

All the fucking self-appointed mask monitors are just gonna continue getting their asses fucking ploughed.

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« Reply #1758 on: April 07, 2021, 10:10:00 PM »
Greetings!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/man-brutally-attacked-after-confronting-maskless-group/ar-BB1fplno?ocid=spartanntp

Up in Canada, some guy goes into a gas station, and proceeds to confront a group of people not wearing masks--a man, three women, and a boy. The man knocks the maskless-man's phone to the ground--an attack--and then gets his ass beat. The man struck him in the head and dropped him to the floor, where the women apparently joined in on kicking, hitting, and stomping the fuckstick even more.

*laughing*

Reminds me of the guy that was maskless and enjoying his coffee outside, when some chick comes up to him and throws her hot coffee at him. That guy proceeded to smack the shit out of the woman, and her nutless, soy-drinking boyfriend that thought he was going to defend her from this guy's counterattack.

All the fucking self-appointed mask monitors are just gonna continue getting their asses fucking ploughed.

Semper Fidelis,

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Self righteousness collides with reality.

Dipshit would've been in the clear if he hadn't slapped the guy's phone away. At that point, it's game on.

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« Reply #1759 on: April 07, 2021, 11:04:59 PM »
Greetings!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/man-brutally-attacked-after-confronting-maskless-group/ar-BB1fplno?ocid=spartanntp

Up in Canada, some guy goes into a gas station, and proceeds to confront a group of people not wearing masks--a man, three women, and a boy. The man knocks the maskless-man's phone to the ground--an attack--and then gets his ass beat. The man struck him in the head and dropped him to the floor, where the women apparently joined in on kicking, hitting, and stomping the fuckstick even more.

*laughing*

Reminds me of the guy that was maskless and enjoying his coffee outside, when some chick comes up to him and throws her hot coffee at him. That guy proceeded to smack the shit out of the woman, and her nutless, soy-drinking boyfriend that thought he was going to defend her from this guy's counterattack.

All the fucking self-appointed mask monitors are just gonna continue getting their asses fucking ploughed.

Semper Fidelis,

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Self righteousness collides with reality.

Dipshit would've been in the clear if he hadn't slapped the guy's phone away. At that point, it's game on.

Greetings!

Hey my friend! Yeah, exactly! I read the quote from him, where he is all so proud of himself, casually mentioning that he knocked the man's phone out of his hand.

I'm thinking, dude, what the fuck are you thinking? I know people that have paid $1,000.00 for their cell phone. Does this moron have a deathwish? Yeah, I can see how some might think it *extreme*--but people have been beaten to a fucking pulp and even killed for *FAR LESS*

Some fucker like him trying that shit with me, and I too, would have beat his fucking ass. He's lucky he didn't get curb-stomped to death right there on the spot.

The self-righteousness, and the total, obliviousness of these people is just mind boggling to me, you know? It's like, fuck, man, how did you manage to make it this far as an adult?

It's probably because he lives in a coddled fucking bubble up there in Canada. I can just imagine him trying that shit on some black dude over in Long Beach, CA, or a Hispanic guy in Santa Ana, CA. Or on some bearded white dude in Couer'D Lane, Idaho. I can see lots of different people knifing the fuck out of him, and watching him lay there, bleeding the fuck out and crying like a bitch.

These people like him are such smug jackasses. ;D

Semper Fidelis,

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"It is the Marine Corps that will strip away the façade so easily confused with self. It is the Corps that will offer the pain needed to buy the truth. And at last, each will own the privilege of looking inside himself  to discover what truly resides there. Comfort is an illusion. A false security bred from familiar things and familiar ways. It narrows the mind. Weakens the body. And robs the soul of spirit and determination. Comfort is neither welcome nor tolerated here."

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but is doing what you have to, in spite of the fear."
"Let Death and Fire Be Their Portion!"
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« Reply #1760 on: April 07, 2021, 11:25:57 PM »
Well don't stop now, tell us all about all the different people who'll knife the guy. Get weird if you have to, really dig deep.
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« Reply #1761 on: April 08, 2021, 12:33:46 AM »
Well don't stop now, tell us all about all the different people who'll knife the guy. Get weird if you have to, really dig deep.

Greetings!

Nah, no worries. I just thought the fucker was pretty entitled and stupid. It boggles me why he didn't think acting in such a manner would provoke someone to respond strongly in response. It amazes me how clueless so many people are.

Semper Fidelis,

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"It is the Marine Corps that will strip away the façade so easily confused with self. It is the Corps that will offer the pain needed to buy the truth. And at last, each will own the privilege of looking inside himself  to discover what truly resides there. Comfort is an illusion. A false security bred from familiar things and familiar ways. It narrows the mind. Weakens the body. And robs the soul of spirit and determination. Comfort is neither welcome nor tolerated here."

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but is doing what you have to, in spite of the fear."
"Let Death and Fire Be Their Portion!"
"Delenda Est Parthia!"

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« Reply #1762 on: April 08, 2021, 12:57:41 AM »
Well don't stop now, tell us all about all the different people who'll knife the guy. Get weird if you have to, really dig deep.

There is always one asshole bringing a knife to a gun fight.

Probably Irish too.
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« Reply #1763 on: April 08, 2021, 08:23:16 AM »
Hey, remember a while back how I pointed out NASA was being internally gutted and turned into a skinsuit for the progs to wear?

And how a couple folks thought I was full of shit for saying so?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9442385/NASA-employees-asked-help-volunteer-migrant-camps.html

Yeah, that'll get us to the Moon and Mars.

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« Reply #1764 on: April 08, 2021, 08:47:37 AM »
Hey, remember a while back how I pointed out NASA was being internally gutted and turned into a skinsuit for the progs to wear?

And how a couple folks thought I was full of shit for saying so?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9442385/NASA-employees-asked-help-volunteer-migrant-camps.html

Yeah, that'll get us to the Moon and Mars.

https://southpark.cc.com/video-clips/ufig22/south-park-mexican-space-program

I mean...

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« Reply #1765 on: April 08, 2021, 05:52:12 PM »

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« Reply #1766 on: April 08, 2021, 06:15:09 PM »
Oh look...

https://www.americasfrontlinedoctors.com/wp-content/uploads/5thsciencereview-masksharm-1.pdf

You fucking sheep amuse me.

FWIW, the citation that supports, "The government claims that masks work are in effect disingenuous propaganda, improperly relying on substandard and irrelevant studies":
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343399832_Face_masks_lies_damn_lies_and_public_health_officials_A_growing_body_of_evidence

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« Reply #1767 on: April 08, 2021, 07:30:25 PM »
You fucking sheep amuse me.
Everybody's got their kinks, but voyeuristic bestiality is exactly what I imagined would amuse Brad.

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« Reply #1768 on: April 09, 2021, 01:46:05 PM »
https://nypost.com/2021/04/08/second-vaccine-site-paused-after-adverse-reactions-to-johnson-johnson-shots/

Yeah, this seems really neat. Good plan taking experimental vaccines, guys.

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« Reply #1769 on: April 09, 2021, 02:06:29 PM »
You fucking sheep amuse me.
Everybody's got their kinks, but voyeuristic bestiality is exactly what I imagined would amuse Brad.

I vaguely remember Brad being less stupid than this, what happened
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