2020: not safe for anyone

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commonsense wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:41 pm HQ, I understand your opinions and even respect some of them, but I have never lost my respect for you. I’d tell you to keep on keepin on, but in your case I think that goes without saying. :)
yeah, I'm a friggin' juggernaut
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AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS AT, UH, WORK: DC returns to work — and online porn, up 1,600%. “Online porn viewing in Washington, dormant since most offices closed in March, has started to spike as more workers have returned to their cubicles in the federal city. According to one popular website, Stripchat, weekly users have gone from about 3,000 in Washington during the coronavirus shutdown to about 55,000.”

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this woke crap...

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THE THING IS, BASICALLY NOBODY ACTUALLY BUYS THIS WOKE CRAP: “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of American Adults think the term ‘racism’ refers to any discrimination by people of one race against another.” “Just 15% say it refers only to discrimination by white people against minorities. These findings have changed little in surveys for the past several years…. Eighteen percent (18%) say most white Americans are racist. But 25% believe most black Americans are racist.”

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SANCTIONS AGAINST SLAVE LABOR WOULD REALLY HURT NIKE: Calls Growing for Woke Big-Name Fashion Brands to Stop Profiting Off of Uighur Labor.

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trust?

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WHEN YOU CAN’T TRUST THE NUMBERS: Florida mistake on child COVID-19 rate raises question: Can Florida’s numbers be trusted? “An error by the Florida Department of Health produced a COVID-19 positivity rate for children of nearly one-third, a stunning figure that played into the debate over whether schools should reopen. A week after issuing that statistic, the department took it back without explanation. The next weekly report on children and COVID-19 showed the rate had plunged to 13.4%. The department blamed a “computer programming error” for the mistake, in response to questions from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Experts said the change and the failure to explain it to the public calls into question the state’s data at a time when accurate and trustworthy information is crucial to a society grappling with an unprecedented health crisis.”

Plus: ‘It’s unacceptable to publish information that changes so dramatically that it warrants explanation, and then to not provide any explanation,’ said Jason Salemi, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of South Florida College of Public Health in Tampa. ‘I’m trying to get an understanding of why the number changed so much, what underlies it — and can we trust this new number.'”


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I’d guesstimate that the true number of Coronavirus deaths is more like a 40,000 than 140,000 when you take into account how many deaths were falsely attributed to the virus. What’s the scoop on what the number should actually be, HQ?
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commonsense wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:38 pm I’d guesstimate that the true number of Coronavirus deaths is more like a 40,000 than 140,000 when you take into account how many deaths were falsely attributed to the virus. What’s the scoop on what the number should actually be, HQ?
As I say: it's all a mess, nobody knows diddly.

I'm thinkin' if we could get an accurate American count we'd have somewhere in the range of 50 to 60 thousand deaths from beer virus, but that's just a guess, more gut than reason (reasoning only tells me the official death count is wrong, too high).
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don't start nuthin' and there won't be nuthin'...too late!

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MOSTLY PEACEFUL: Austin Protest Turns Deadly; One Killed. “According to a source with knowledge of the events that transpired Saturday night, the protesters surrounded the wrong car. The driver was armed, as is legal in Texas, and fired when the man with the rifle approached the driver’s car and pointed his gun at the car window.” Well, stay tuned, but blocking streets and threatening motorists is a violent act, and it is dangerous for all concerned. *It’s malpractice for police to allow this to happen.

*no, it's the logical progression of things...decry the cops, defund the cops, criminals are given license, citizens defend themselves

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the reapin' & the sowin'

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country folk don't fuck around...

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'nuff said

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typical antifa/blm type

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fucked around and found out...

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"So, one of the Peaceful Protestors (TM) in Austin, Texas, decided to go to the local peaceful protest (TM) with an AK-47. This is perfectly acceptable, especially in Texas. But guess what: he got himself shot dead. How did this happen? Well… he decided that it would be a neato-keen idea to not only point said AK-47 at a car, but to fire around five shots into it. The driver of the car took umbrage at that and shot back and proved to have superior aiming capability."

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Weird people, weird country. If most of the population gets wiped out I don't think the rest of the world will be spending a lot of time crying over it (or any actually).
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