Covid-19: Vax Americana

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Yoshou, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
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    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
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    At the very, very beginning I told a friend that the virus was something that wasn't going to be politicized. Boy was I wrong.
     
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  2. Dr. Wankler

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    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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    Well, I thought Trump was toast the first time he degraded John McCain's military record.

    The 21st century GOP is full pf surprises.
     
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  3. SamScouse

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    the phase where he was trying to simply be the biggest shit-disturber and get attention, with no interest in winning anything.

    and very few of them pleasant.
     
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  4. BocaFan

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    Brooklyn, NY
    FireExtinguishCOVID.jpg
     
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  5. Kazuma

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    I thought the same thing, given the GOP's love of all things military. Though once I saw nothing happen to him, I had a feeling.

    As for the vaccines, I was expecting the usual left wing crunchy types to be against it (Toxins!), as that is their thing.
     
  6. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm still amazed that top professional athletes have social media accounts that they personally post on. I mean, why? Unless its to showcase the side affects of going to college for sporting reasons or the consequences that multiple concussions can have, why bother? Surely they aren't that desperate for attention.
     
  7. The Jitty Slitter

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    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
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    A guy like ozil has over75m twitter, insta and FB followers - he earns big money from social
     
  8. BocaFan

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    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ozil seems to carefully craft his tweets before sending them. A bit of an exception. At least I can see how that benefits him.

    But then you see these guys post those 1-line politically-sensitive brainfarts. Just seems like a really bad idea, in the cancel-culture era, to open a social media account when you are famous and have no self control over posting whatever thoughts enter your head for millions to see.
     
  9. soccernutter

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    I will say that the surprise came to a lot of us in that this is the first time we have really had a cult-of-personality as a candidate then leader of our country. I know ASF warned us, and I would guess people who were born in countries with that kind of experience could have fairly easily pointed this out. But with that type of leader, something more interested in the power and attention/adulation, most of us were not really prepared for what happened. And that he still holds sway over the Republican Party is a sign that the cult is still strong.
     
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  10. soccernutter

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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    Because for so many of the athletes out there, the rest of their lives are heavily crafted. The socials allow them to be away from that kind of management. Plus, it can also allow some events to be non-sanitized by their pr/management team.

    Some will be better than others.

    And I would guess that many also do a combo.
     
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  11. ceezmad

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    Some US states need to pass some legislation to protect workers trying to enforce covid related rules. Just like this English workers union is asking for in England.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-dressed-spiderman-kicked-store-114247587.html
     
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  12. The Jitty Slitter

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    Karo Viertel
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    FC Sankt Pauli
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    Germany
    Often multiple people have access to the account

    So Ozil can post via the app and does from time to time

    But also stuff comes from his social media flunkey and also via agencies
     
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  13. Kazuma

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    County I live in reached 70% vaccination rate the other day. Which is, awesome and not surprising.
     
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  14. Dr. Wankler

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    Covid ActNow had my county at about 66% for almost a month... today it says it's 59%. That has me wondering.
     
  15. roby

    roby Member+

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    Feb 27, 2005
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    Have you checked the birth rate? o_O
     
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  16. American Brummie

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  17. SamScouse

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    a lot of Magats are so pissed off about Covid rules they're returning the serum.
     
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  18. The Devil's Architect

    Feb 10, 2000
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  19. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
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    Shocked I am to hear you've found a silver lining in this plague wiping out people of European descent.
     
  20. Yoshou

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    Tbf, it’s only fair…
     
  21. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
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    We haven't earned our keep have we.
     
  22. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    Quite the opposite, actually.
     
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  23. The Jitty Slitter

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  24. The Devil's Architect

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
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    Chicago Fire
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    United States
    It's less about the European Descent as much as it is WYPIPO and their near magical ability to claim victimization all while supporting a socioethnopolitical structure that keeps even the worst of them largely insulated from the consequences of their actions
     
  25. Paul Berry

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    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
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    After Jinavirus we need to start worrying about Nijavirus.

    US health officials are monitoring more than 200 people for potential exposure to monkeypox, after an individual who contracted the disease in Nigeria returned to Texas in July.
     

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