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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:42 am

After spending months denying the dangers of COVID-19, Trump is expressing an emotion aides have rarely seen: fear. On Friday, Trump grew visibly anxious as his fever spiked to 103 fahrenheit and he was administered oxygen at the White House, according to three Republicans close to the White House. Two sources told me Trump experienced heart palpitations on Friday night—possible side effects of the experimental antibody treatment he received. Trump has wondered aloud if he could defeat the disease. “Am I going out like Stan Chera?” Trump has asked aides, referring to his friend, New York real-estate developer Stan Chera, who died of COVID in April.

On Saturday, two sources said Trump was feeling better. But it is difficult to assess the information given the White House's history of lying. According to a source, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has told Republicans that the next few days will be critical to determine the virus’s outcome. “Meadows has said if Trump can get out of the hospital by Tuesday, then he’s gone through the worst of it. But if he’s still there after Tuesday, the worst is yet to come,” the source told me.

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Post by BBadger » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:09 am

It is just so fitting that the Rose Garden meeting used to announce this illegitimate attempt to rush a regressive judge into the Supreme Court was the event that may have turned the tables. I can only hope that the coronavirus is so severely debilitating to the senators that attended that gathering, at least while there is any hope for confirmation, that they cannot hold a vote whatever machinations McConnel attempts to steam this judge into the court. Even better will be if more cases are found to be caused by that super-spreader event.

Quite frankly, whatever the outcome, if the Democrats take power they should pack the supreme court. It is already too far gone. RBG's death/her replacement is not just the straw that broke the camel's back. Maybe 4-6 judges to not just match, but to tip away from the precipice that is leading the nation towards social regression.

Suddenly, Amy Coney Barrett Might Not Have the Votes

For the moment, COVID-19 diagnoses have jeopardized three votes that Republicans can’t afford to lose.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:14 am

i have a sneaking suspicion Mitch Might Be Next...

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It seems to me Trump has done a good job with COVID. How you might ask?
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Post by some seeing eye » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:00 am

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:43 am

In his theatrical Monday display of flouting his doctors’ advice and returning to the White House, President Trump’s triumphal videotaped message contained a line that deserves more attention than it received: “The vaccines are coming momentarily.”

Trump has spent weeks hinting that he would like a vaccine to be announced before the election, and that he also distrusts his scientific advisers. Now his administration has overruled the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed vaccine guidelines, according to a report from the New York Times. It is abundantly clear that Trump’s political team is overruling its scientists in order to rush through the approval of a vaccine before the election.

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Post by some seeing eye » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:24 pm

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:09 pm

yes we must save these peoples' lives what would we do without them

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:30 am

“The United States fought the Civil War to end slavery and preserve democracy on this continent. "The Cause" the doomed Confederacy fought for — that it raised private militias for — was the right to violently preserve an unequal society completely captured by a ruling class imposing its will on everyone else. This is the origin of American fascism.”

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:16 am

wear your fucking masks you fucking idiots.


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wear your fucking masks you fucking idiots.


https://twitter.com/JJChandlerr/status/ ... 76613?s=20
Don't rely on Italians to maintain social distancing.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:58 am

what happens to good catholic girls when they lie under oath?

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:26 am

Dozens of names, as reporting from Sky News has uncovered, appear to be common prank jokes — including names like Dr. I.P. Freely, Dr. Person Fakename and Dr. Johnny Bananas. Some signatures may even have been added on without the knowledge of the signers. For instance, one of the names included is that of Harold Shipman, a doctor who was arrested in the late 1990s for killing 200 of his patients.

The legitimacy of the petition itself is questionable, as it doesn’t appear that any authentication was needed with regards to the signer’s credentials. A person could sign on to the petition, then merely check a box saying they were a doctor, in order to be included.

Beyond the embarrassing discovery that the petition looks to be full of fraudulent names, there is the worrisome situation of the White House once again pushing herd immunity as a means of addressing COVID-19. Health experts the world over have cautioned against doing so, with many noting that the practice is tantamount to the discredited practice of eugenics.

Herd immunity works by having such a high proportion of individuals contract a virus or disease that the contagion cannot effectively spread because most of the population has developed antibodies. Vaccines work in similar ways, but the type of herd immunity being pushed by the White House is going in a different direction, with the idea being that a threshold of safety can be reached in a natural way without the help of a vaccine.

The primary authors of the petition now being cited by the White House, Sunetra Gupta and Gabriela Gomes, believe herd immunity can be achieved with just a 10 to 20 percent infection rate. However, most epidemiologists disagree with this idea, as many vaccinations alone require over 90 percent of the population to have antibodies in order to be effective. The threshold for measles, for example, is thought to be 94 percent.

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Is this allowed in today's America?

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Post by Bless » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:00 am

Canoe wrote:
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Is this allowed in today's America?

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Bless wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:00 am
Canoe wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Is this allowed in today's America?
https://twitter.com/klara_sjo/status/13 ... 7543298048
What can I say, Utah is a weird place.
Yeah, but if what they say is true, they're actually planning to work together towards the betterment of the communities who vote for them...
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:34 pm

After she removes his microphone, Giuliani, 76, can be seen lying back on the bed, fiddling with his untucked shirt and reaching into his trousers. They are then interrupted by Borat who runs in and says: “She’s 15. She’s too old for you.”

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:12 pm

Canoe wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:56 am
Bless wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:00 am
Canoe wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Is this allowed in today's America?
https://twitter.com/klara_sjo/status/13 ... 7543298048
What can I say, Utah is a weird place.
Yeah, but if what they say is true, they're actually planning to work together towards the betterment of the communities who vote for them...
I'm pretty sure Utah will still be a dry state after they're done with it...

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:28 am

The range of real-world militia activities that could occur include everything from armed demonstrations to voter intimidation to violence. The rhetoric is heated, in part, because a mosaic of groups on the far right with different goals agree on one thing: that President Trump can lose the election only if it's rigged.

"There's circulation of rumors of left-wing intervention at the polls or in the election, which has led to individuals and militia groups discussing primarily showing up armed at the polls, like to see if there's anything suspicious or what they deem suspicious," said Hampton Stall, the founder of MilitiaWatch, which tracks the right-wing militia movement.

The commentary and planning are getting harder to track online. Facebook and Twitter have cracked down on militia-style groups, but such groups have moved the conversation to other places. Those places include social media networks that are more permissive with the groups' content and discussion boards where militia members can meet and organize.

"It becomes a lot harder for people like me and my colleagues to track them, because we watch them kind of splinter into other places," said Cassie Miller, a senior research analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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It's child's play to infiltrate these groups.

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