David the Gnome
@davidthegnomeActive 49 minutes ago
If there will be another wave. I don’t know what percentage of Americans overall are vaccinated, but I think it is well under 50%.
Assuming the numbers reported are accurate as to actual cases confirmed via testing, plenty still don’t or won’t get tested. A good number also will simply not take the vaccine. Those cards they give you when yo…[Read more]
I’ve been optimistic about the vaccines – but this makes me wonder if perhaps I have been too trusting.
The question it occurs to me to ask is: why do this?
I suppose it is probably because as cases break through, they do not want to alarm the public with numbers? For example, if, with mass vaccination the efficacy turns out to be closer to…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic American doctor dies after travelling to India to help with Covid (fully vacinated) in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
He had diabetes and heart problems as well. I’d really like to see confirmation though as to whether or not he had both shots.
Really makes me consider the modern notion of democracy. How we vote, who counts the vote – how candidates are presented by the media. That people like Duque, Trump, Biden, Boris, Macron and so on keep winning elections suggests ugly things about our so called democracies. Or republics, if you prefer.
The influence of the wealthy – pa…[Read more]
Even if there was a 100% tax – where do you think most of that would go? With today’s government… corporate subsidies and incentives. The “military budget” (which, if I understand correctly, also funds tens of thousands of mercenaries/private military contractors) and no doubt Congress would raise their own salaries.
The priorities are all w…[Read more]
Of the 95% claims. I think we need more time and study before we can rely on the numbers we are reading.
The vaccines definitely work though. As far as I know, with Pfizer, moderna and the Jansen & Jansen, no one has died of covid19 after being fully vaccinated.
Of course, I could be wrong – and pre existing conditions could still make c…[Read more]
Just how much Bill knew about Epstein.
A few years ago i thought Yang was great. The more i thought about it though, the more I realized that 1200 a month wasnt going to cut it. Not with rising inflation, property and automobile and even food pricing being so absurd.
Assuming that the automation/robotics revolution does kill so many jobs – and I think the “service industry is f…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic SpaceX Successfully Launches — and Lands — Starship Prototype in the forum Latest Breaking News 4 days ago
Musk finally managed to NOT blow up one of his rockets. I think he should be part of whatever human crew gets launched first in his spaceships. On a long, long voyage.
Sounds like a public health issue as well as an economic issue. Given that the priority of the CDC is supposed to be public health – I am unsure as to how a judge can determine they lack that authority. Of course, I don’t know all the particulars of the law there.
The moratorium was still not going to be effective without a manner of making p…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic "We are coming for you and the rest of our Governor's accusers…." in the forum General Discussion 5 days ago
When a man has no credibility – when this has been demonstrated on several occasions – then it is time to stop taking him at his word. It is certainly time to scoff at his protestations of innocence. Unless in a court of law, of course, there you really are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Yet we know (and he has admitted as mu…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Matt Taibbi: Rachel Maddow Is The NEW Bill O'Reilly in the forum General Discussion 5 days ago
If you can really even call her liberal at all. She may have been somewhat more moderate in her radio days, but in the last several years especially she has quite blatantly revealed herself to be full of… propaganda. Crap. Fear mongering nonsense, allegations galore and all kinds of dumb shit that, frankly, anyone who is called a “scholar” sh…[Read more]
I haven’t seen many because I live in the middle of no where, but when my Fiance and I visited her mother near Montreal (uh, I think) before covid we saw a beautiful garden for the low income housing community there.
It is a great thing, I think, and I hope it becomes popular everywhere. Currently I am struggling to keep alive the blueberry…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Guess Who's Testifying In Congress US Troops Must Stay In Afghanistan Forever? in the forum General Discussion 6 days ago
Being asked to speak as if they have any credibility or anything they say matters?
Should perhaps have realized that the majority of his colleagues are people who fit that “deeply sick and sociopathic” description.
I mean, the overwhelming majority of politicians? That sums them up quite nicely – and only a few are probably genuine sociopaths. The rest are just assholess.
That consent is not important in any context. The question is whether punishment should fit crime – and whether a pinch on the butt makes someone as terrible as a rapist. Lives, reputations, careers and more are all ruined by the mere allegation of wrongdoing in this case.
If i saw someone pinch my mom or sister, I’d try to correct that kind o…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic "The most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said.” in the forum General Discussion 6 days ago
All of this stuff about being “woke” is totally subjective bull shit. First clue that he is corrupt and will do and say corrupt things? He is a politician. Second? He is an American politician.
David the Gnome replied to the topic Hearing forced to recess after audio from movie Galaxy Quest plays over lawmakers in the forum General Discussion 6 days ago
What about Russian aliens from space?
I think the context is important. Are we talking about someone getting pinched, or someone being violently raped? Are we talking about a forced kiss? Or penetration with an object like a broom? There are HUGE differences between these things. Some of them probably should not have statute of limitations. There are varying levels of offen…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Government Report Documents US Responsibility for Venezuela’s Humanitarian Dilemma in the forum General Discussion 6 days ago
@yanath what I usually get from such people is self righteous twaddle and nonsense about how “those people” have a choice – the choice always being, of course, to rise up in rebellion and overthrow governments we deem oppressive, evil and so on.
What such educated people don’t seem willing to believe is that our government and media lie to us all…[Read more]
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