David the Gnome replied to the topic "A Mask Is Not A Political Statement. It's An IQ Test." in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
Consider it in the wider context of history though. Take the 1918 pandemic – mask wearing would almost certainly have reduced the number of infected and dead. Generally speaking, there are no guarantees, but masks help… if people wear them. Should it be voluntary or mandatory? Well, here is the thing: without some kind of eco…[Read more]
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Chinese officials support Trump re-election. "He has done a spectacular job of alienating allies … The sentiment in Beijing in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
@jerry611 But many of MSDNC’s and CNN’s sponsors, not to mention Jeff Bezos, make a ton of money selling Chinese products, so I’m betting we won’t hear a peep from the Russiagaters about this.
xyzse replied to the topic Second U.S. Virus Wave Emerges as Cases Top 2 Million in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
@jerry611 I completely agree.
With the way even the ex-head of the CDC went out saying it is more important to protest than staying home to hunker down due to the virus, it pretty much makes this whole thing look like a political ploy.
They were the ones who slammed people for protesting the inability to work and being unable to pay, losing…[Read more]
jbnw replied to the topic President Trump to resume campaign rallies within the next 2 weeks, @CBSNews confirms. in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
So it becomes apparent to the rest of the country that the Democratic Party has nominated an individual unfit for this role, for policy, ethics and health condition reasons – while there’s still a limited amount of time to change.
Cold Mountain Trail replied to the topic Minneapolis city council announce plan to disband police department in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
is that your prediction, or do you have some evidence of that outcome being planned?
jbnw replied to the topic I've never seen Americans more united, we're all sick of bigoted repukes and corruption at every level in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
but I finally wonder if my vote counts, or is even counted. Too much malarkey (yes, carefully chosen) in recent elections.
If people don’t believe their vote matters, they won’t vote – which is just fine with our current elected officials and their handlers. That 60% is very optimistic for November.
Pam2 replied to the topic LIFTOFF: SpaceX blasts into new era of human spaceflight with historic launch. Launch successful in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
..but technology isn’t solving the social problems that incognito is talking about.
David the Gnome replied to the topic Nationwide Chaos: NYPD Precinct Attacked, CNN Vandalized, Treasury Breached As Mayors Beg For Calm in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
I might have agreed with those points. Now though? Tens of millions of jobs lost, homes, cars, hungry people… and that is spilling over into the streets. If there is not some kind of effective social program put into place…
When people are hungry, especially starving, they tend to become desperate. That desperation can drive ev…[Read more]
PADemD replied to the topic Nationwide Chaos: NYPD Precinct Attacked, CNN Vandalized, Treasury Breached As Mayors Beg For Calm in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
I don’t think our country will return to “normal.” I think the killing of George Floyd became a tipping point. There are now riots in 15 cities across the United States. People are fed up with the police being able to kill and get away with it.
Betty Karlson replied to the topic EU Foreign Policy Chief Calls for Rapprochement With Russia and End of 'American-Led System' in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
@jerry611 rapprochement means: no more hostilities or barely conceiled jabs at one another. Stable and uneventful relations, agreeing to disagree with Moscow is probably preferable to serving as a punching bag any time the Americans rile the Russians. That’s not quite the same as “working with Putin”, now is it?
And similarly, the American-led…[Read more]
mrdmk replied to the topic Trump Claims He Is Taking Anti-Malaria Drug To Prevent COVID-19 Infection (TalkingPointsMemo) in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
I am no doctor either. This I can attest to:
Back in 2003 a co-worker had plan a trip to China. He had been planing on this trip for many years and was not going to cancel his plans. After flying into Hong Kong and traveling throughout China, he came back sick. I caught what he had. It took me 5 months, a case of pneumonia and getting my GP…[Read more]
ThouArtThat replied to the topic Poor Americans not only hit hardest with COVID-19 deaths, but also with lockdowns in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
Yep – all good observations – other countries and the US. Yet, we all know that Americans in America are expendable; so nothing will ever change.
David the Gnome replied to the topic Cuomo: Nearly 14% of New Yorkers were infected with coronavirus, per state survey in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
There is also the matter of how long it took for authorities to take any serious action at all. We have a much higher population than Sweden – and cities like New York are a lot more densely populated.
I am skeptical of the 20% immunity claim as well. We will know more in a month or so, but I think it is too soon for such o…[Read more]
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic In defense of the legitimate concerns of the lockdown protesters. in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
The people sponsoring the protests are only trying to stir up right wing populist shit, as I’m sure you’re aware. That doesn’t mean the issue they are trying to exploit for themselves isn’t real or valid. And some people will bitch if you hang ’em with a new rope, what can I say?
Two way street replied to the topic Anti-Vaxers may finally have a September Surprise. in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
symptom of Flu A and B. At least they discovered anti-viral medicine when doing research on HIV in the 1990’s.
We may have to use the patch method to check everyday on our antibodies, just like when checking for a reaction to TB bacteria, as healthcare professionals did many years ago. I take aspirin for a head ache, and bismuth for stoma…[Read more]
More like an inconsequential risk. Regardless of which party is ultimately in nominal control, not a single member of congress — not repub nor dem — has suffered or will suffer any tangible negative consequences. And given the average age of congress, they’ll live out their lives in wealth and comfort and die with smiles on their…[Read more]
ThouArtThat replied to the topic Fauci confirms New York Times report Trump rebuffed social distancing advice in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
Yep – and that is the reason that things will only get worse in America. The 1% will continue to divide the populace because FEAR is an effective means of control. We are living through a real-time demonstration proving the point. Until we can rise above our fears, the 1% have us by the throats.
Yanath replied to the topic 197 new coronavirus cases in Tokyo, the fourth straight day that Tokyo has had a record high in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
Should be fascinating.
elias39 replied to the topic WaPo: The coronavirus crisis is turning Americans in both parties against China in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
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