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Old 09-15-21, 08:56 AM
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Does this dipshit even know who he’s talking to?! He’s making threats to the poor guy at the front desk who directs your calls and gives people directions to the people looking to find out where their doctors appointment is. Poor JP is sitting in the hospital lobby making $14 an hour. You think he gives a flying fuck that the numbnuts on the other end of the phone is threatening to sue the hospital?! He’s gotta be laughing and the threat of being g charged with murder.

Lin Wood: “You will be charged with murder if you don’t release this patient!!”

Operator: “Ok, you want the legal department. Please hold…”
Old 09-15-21, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
From the colonists who originally came here from Europe to the men and women who moved west in the name of Manifest Destiny, we're a nation built on "Fuck you, you can't tell me what to do."
That's brilliant. We should put that on our money.
Old 09-15-21, 11:00 AM
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Well, at least Rage Against the Machine will sell some extra shirts this year, even if their songs are against the people buying them now.
Old 09-15-21, 11:03 AM
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That's brilliant. We should put that on our money.
Isn't that basically what Annuit Coeptis implies?
Old 09-15-21, 11:09 AM
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Isn't that basically what Annuit Coeptis implies?
That's not on my VISA card though.
Old 09-15-21, 11:12 AM
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$5.7 billion Covid hospitalization cost from June to August 2021. Maybe that's the cost of freedom. It's priceless.


Old 09-15-21, 11:37 AM
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^"Unvaccinated?"

You mean the "Purebloods?"

Unvaccinated TikTokers Are Calling Themselves ‘Purebloods’ (vice.com)
Old 09-15-21, 11:43 AM
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I talked to a friend of mine who is a hospitalist at my hospital. He asked me how Covid has been for my pediatric patients, I told him not bad fortunately. I asked him about the floor. He told me a nightmare story about how he has an unvaccinated family who all have Covid. The son is 21 and just got transferred to UMC, the county hospital for their ICU, the dad just died and the mother is now on a ventilator at our hospital. People are just so stupid about this vaccine. It's so sad.
Old 09-15-21, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite View Post

Oh, you're not a pureblood? Bless your heart.

Old 09-15-21, 11:52 AM
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“In like five, ten years, maybe less, all the people who are unvaccinated —we’re gonna be hunted,” she warns. “It’s gonna be like ‘Resident Evil.’ We’re gonna be the antidote, because everyone else is fucked, and we’re gonna be the only ones with pure blood.”

Yeah, keep threatening me with a good time, see where that gets you. [continues to clean lenses on NVGs]
Old 09-15-21, 11:58 AM
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Covid deaths in the US. But I don't know anyone.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...-covid-deaths/



Old 09-15-21, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike View Post
“In like five, ten years, maybe less, all the people who are unvaccinated —we’re gonna be hunted,” she warns. “It’s gonna be like ‘Resident Evil.’ We’re gonna be the antidote, because everyone else is fucked, and we’re gonna be the only ones with pure blood.”

Yeah, keep threatening me with a good time, see where that gets you. [continues to clean lenses on NVGs]
Wait, aren’t these the same people who have been itching for a second Civil War just so they can blow away “Libtards” with all their stockpiled firearms?

Why are they all of a sudden worried now?
Old 09-15-21, 12:02 PM
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For nursing homes / long term care facilities, the death rate is 1 in 12, making up around 1/3rd of all COVID deaths.
Old 09-15-21, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite View Post
My first thought was of Harry Potter, but I figured that it couldn't be that. I was wrong. This person imagines herself to be a hero like Bellatrix Lestrange.
Old 09-15-21, 12:22 PM
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$5.7 billion Covid hospitalization cost from June to August 2021. Maybe that's the cost of freedom. It's priceless.


https://twitter.com/carlzimmer/statu...178972168?s=21
I know there's no moral nor legal way to do it, but if they could somehow bill one of these anti-vaxxers (or better yet, an anti-vax, anti-mask mandate GOVERNOR), I'm guessing the "independent research" they're all doing on the vaccines would suddenly start showing vastly different data.
Old 09-15-21, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by maxfisher View Post
I’m in the middle of reading Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire and the general theme of the book is that people thinking their beliefs are equally as valid as any others, regardless of the evidence, is a vital part of the USA that’s been with us since the first colonists arrived. He offers up many, many examples of the type of idiocy you describe in making the argument that it’s been with us all along. As I’m reading it, it feels crazy that it was written in 2017, as so much of it feels like someone trying to make sense of the right’s reaction to COVID and the 2020 election.
Yup, but the secret sauce is the Internet (with social media platforms being especially critical). We may be building upon a foundation poured by previous generations, but the bricks themselves are new and different and are being laid today.
Old 09-15-21, 02:36 PM
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^ Yes. I think another part was when the idea of "intellectual elite" gained traction. "Intellectual" should be a good thing but it was turned into undesirable, and the label wasn't limited to degreed people who were snobbish, but it was applied to all with a certain level of education or in certain profession. We are now at a point when all people are equal in terms of ability of analyze and decide, and sometimes it's better to know less.
Old 09-15-21, 02:41 PM
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Anti-Vaxxers in Los Angeles county are already losing their shit over this news

Old 09-15-21, 02:51 PM
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Nice. Hit 'em where it hurts; booze and sports.
Old 09-15-21, 03:20 PM
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Imagine if casinos in Vegas did this... I think vaccination rates there would go way up.
Old 09-15-21, 03:28 PM
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No idea if these assholes were ultimately arrested. No article says how this ended up.
Old 09-15-21, 03:33 PM
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Imagine if casinos in Vegas did this... I think vaccination rates there would go way up.
F that. Just do it at Wal-Mart and we'll have herd immunity in 4 weeks.
Old 09-15-21, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
https://twitter.com/davenewworld_2/s...35948336148480

No idea if these assholes were ultimately arrested. No article says how this ended up.
"Religiously exempt." Yeah, I'm sure that dude is dedicated to his religion. And "segregation."
Old 09-15-21, 04:34 PM
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Oh, you're not a pureblood? Bless your heart.
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Which would make the vaccinated "Mudbloods?"

Do they really want to go down this road?



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These folks don’t want to get vaccinated but still want to be able to go out and breathe on everyone else. They want their actions to be without consequences.

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