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Lifting Mask Mandate
« on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 21:45:46 »
Not enforcing masks is a Terrible idea.

Silver lining, natural selection will remove those racist old trump voters.


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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 22:17:09 »
You said it well enough.   This virus is not done with society.   It does not care about borders, politics, age, gender, or wealth status.  In the US alone, nearly twice as many died to this virus than all of the years in WW2.   That is tough to comprehend.   No one likes masks.  No one.   But, it is a simple thing that can save lives.   Please get vaccinated and be safe.   I need more people to design cool **** that empties my wallet.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 22:32:40 »
Latest tally on undercounted deaths, puts total at roughly 950,000 Covid deaths.

That's as much as the entire civilian + military US ww2 casualties.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 05:14:54 »
Latest tally on undercounted deaths, puts total at roughly 950,000 Covid deaths.

That's as much as the entire civilian + military US ww2 casualties.


According to sources online, smoking yearly kills more people in the US than they lost in ww2. So im not really sure how shocked im supposed to be.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 07:16:38 »
The early estimate in this was something like 1.4mil if we did things right, 3.6 on the high. 

We didn't do things right, so tack on at least 500-600k right off the bottom so I'm going to say we probably will have a final(?) tally of around 2mil before it's over.  While it means we're about half way done with deaths, it's going to take much longer for the dying to end.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 08:44:23 »

before it's over.


I don't think that it will be "over" ....

Covid will move to the background and join the congregation of diseases that lurk and expand when opportunities arise.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 19:46:57 »
These vaccination receipt cards suck.

No foil holo emblem, no chip, no mag strip, nothing.

They should put Holo pokemons on them, ery1'll pile in to get vaxxed.

Collectible vaccination Holo Foils. 

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 20:04:11 »

before it's over.


I don't think that it will be "over" ....

Covid will move to the background and join the congregation of diseases that lurk and expand when opportunities arise.

Exactly. It will never be over, we can't wear masks forever. Eventually each country will need to decide when to give people the freedom to choose, because people are getting quite sick of this **** after 2 years. I'm not looking forward to wearing a bowl of sweat soup on my face come Summer time for 11hrs a day.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 21:41:53 »
Bad idea for us

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 07:05:58 »
Not enforcing masks is a Terrible idea.

Silver lining, natural selection will remove those racist old trump voters.


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Getting Covid-19 is not a death sentence for everyone.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 08:21:08 »
The people who have been wearing masks all along are the same people who have gotten vaccinated.

It is illogical but not uncommon for people who benefit from the largess of others to turn around resent them.

This country is critically ill from an epidemic of aggressive stupidity.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
– excerpts from Jimmy Carter inauguration speech 1977

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 09:58:14 »
The people who have been wearing masks all along are the same people who have gotten vaccinated.

It is illogical but not uncommon for people who benefit from the largess of others to turn around resent them.

This country is critically ill from an epidemic of aggressive stupidity.

Perhaps in the US, but not so out in Asia.

I'm in a place where everyone wears masks, even when sitting as the driver in an otherwise empty car, or out hiking. But less than 20% of the population is vaccinated, and the vaccination centres are close to empty.

Mask usage does not equate to any sort of sense, unfortunately out here mask usage appears to be just part of mindless herd behaviour (the dumb stuff with masks I've seen out here is depressing, but some of it is also funny, like the couple trying to share a goodbye kiss, both masked up.)
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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 10:14:17 »
The people who have been wearing masks all along are the same people who have gotten vaccinated.

It is illogical but not uncommon for people who benefit from the largess of others to turn around resent them.

This country is critically ill from an epidemic of aggressive stupidity.

Perhaps in the US, but not so out in Asia.

I'm in a place where everyone wears masks, even when sitting as the driver in an otherwise empty car, or out hiking. But less than 20% of the population is vaccinated, and the vaccination centres are close to empty.

Mask usage does not equate to any sort of sense, unfortunately out here mask usage appears to be just part of mindless herd behaviour (the dumb stuff with masks I've seen out here is depressing, but some of it is also funny, like the couple trying to share a goodbye kiss, both masked up.)


other hughmahnnns, their unique microbes and viruses,  contact = invasion.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 11:45:59 »

or out hiking

the couple trying to share a goodbye kiss, both masked up


That is beyond absurd. I almost never felt threatened when outside, between natural breezes and sunlight the chance of gathering a critical mass of the virus seemed almost impossible.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 11:48:17 »

or out hiking

the couple trying to share a goodbye kiss, both masked up


That is beyond absurd. I almost never felt threatened when outside, between natural breezes and sunlight the chance of gathering a critical mass of the virus seemed almost impossible.



asians don't kiss,  jamster iz lies.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 12:41:49 »
I'm still masking despite my county having a super-high vaccination percentage. People already looking at me funny.
My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 13:37:02 »
I'm still masking despite my county having a super-high vaccination percentage. People already looking at me funny.

We could just wear it forever, that'll show um'

CAFO will only exponential increase the pathogens going around, it's perfectly logical.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 02:53:16 »
Wyfe wants to put her "Vaccinated" button they gave her on her kn95 when she goes out. Haha.
My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 03:18:57 »
I still have paranoid concerns about the long term effects of such a rushed vaccine. Pushing out some mass global dosage that people clamor to get out of sheer fear is treading on thin Orwellian ice. But I'm 99.9% probably just being paranoid.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 03:33:43 »
I still have paranoid concerns about the long term effects of such a rushed vaccine. Pushing out some mass global dosage that people clamor to get out of sheer fear is treading on thin Orwellian ice. But I'm 99.9% probably just being paranoid.

I'm tell y'all, POLYESTER... /arms folded.

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Re: Lifting Mask Mandate
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 04:41:56 »

or out hiking

the couple trying to share a goodbye kiss, both masked up


That is beyond absurd. I almost never felt threatened when outside, between natural breezes and sunlight the chance of gathering a critical mass of the virus seemed almost impossible.


Some good ones that stick out in my memory- hiking up one of the highest peaks here there were a fair number of people hiking (but far, far safer than being indoors in a shopping centre) and passed two guys in 3M respirators. I happen to be familiar with respirators, and noticed that one of them was using the wrong cartridges anyway- he was using cartridges for VOCs rather than particle filtration.

Or early on, watching some old guy tear off his mask just in time not to sully it with his huge sneeze, then put it back on.

Of the many people who've dropped/lost their masks for whatever reason continue to go around with something else held vaguely in front of their face- wadded up tissues, shopping bags, and in one case a folded umbrella.