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By Wulfschilde
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Airline stocks are up almost 5% today because interest in air travel is beating expectations.

This how people work: if you tell them that COVID is a good virtue signal, so wear a mask and cry, they will do it, then attack someone who isn't doing it (and probably get their ass kicked, since the people who don't play along are the tougher ones). But if you tell them that COVID means they shouldn't take their next vacation, you can get fucked.

Still, this has managed to last a lot longer than some of us thought it would. Good job scaremongers, too soon to say though if this will just bite them in the ass or not.
By Doug64
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@Drlee

I posted this in another thread too, apparently the teachers’ unions and Democratic Party are anti-science, at least when the science doesn’t fit their political goals—or at least, anti-CDC:

The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall

    As families and policymakers make decisions about their children returning to school, it is important to consider the full spectrum of benefits and risks of both in-person and virtual learning options. Parents are understandably concerned about the safety of their children at school in the wake of COVID-19. The best available evidence indicates if children become infected, they are far less likely to suffer severe symptoms. Death rates among school-aged children are much lower than among adults. At the same time, the harms attributed to closed schools on the social, emotional, and behavioral health, economic well-being, and academic achievement of children, in both the short- and long-term, are well-known and significant. Further, the lack of in-person educational options disproportionately harms low-income and minority children and those living with disabilities. These students are far less likely to have access to private instruction and care and far more likely to rely on key school-supported resources like food programs, special education services, counseling, and after-school programs to meet basic developmental needs.

    Aside from a child’s home, no other setting has more influence on a child’s health and well-being than their school.

That’s most of the introduction, for details on all of it check out the link.

All of which means, according to Drlee’s world view, teachers and Democrats must not care about the children or their parents. Drlee must not, either, or he wouldn’t be advocating denying those children and parents this vital resource. Though I suppose that, like teachers’ unions and other Democrats, he just believes that defeating Trump is more important.
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By Drlee
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All of which means, according to Drlee’s world view, teachers and Democrats must not care about the children or their parents. Drlee must not, either, or he wouldn’t be advocating denying those children and parents this vital resource.


Dead kids don't need pencils.

Dead teachers can't teach.

Dead Grandmas can't.....

Oh never mind. You could not care less.
By Doug64
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@Drlee So you believe we should shut down the schools every flu season? Actually, why wait for then? After all, the flu season is just when the flu is most likely, in truth that silent killer stalks our schools year-round. And since “dead kids don’t need pencils, dead teachers can’t teach, dead Grandmas can’t ...” we should shut down those incubators of disease entirely. After all, every life matters, no matter what the CDC says.

Oddly enough, most parents (the ones that are supposed to care about the children the most) don’t agree with Drlee, the Democrats, or the teachers’ unions—they want those schools open. Which is why on this issue the Democrats and teachers’ unions are shooting themselves in the foot.
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By Julian658
#15111381
Drlee wrote:Dead kids don't need pencils.

Dead teachers can't teach.

Dead Grandmas can't.....

Oh never mind. You could not care less.


And this my fiends is why Plato said:

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

Plato
By Doug64
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Julian658 wrote:And this my fiends is why Plato said:

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

Plato

And once the philosophers become kings in this world they’ll find themselves in the same boat as the rest of us, balancing one good against another—in other words, become economists.
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By Julian658
#15111388
Doug64 wrote:And once the philosophers become kings in this world they’ll find themselves in the same boat as the rest of us, balancing one good against another—in other words, become economists.


“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.”
― Plato, The Republic


These days anyone that runs for office is a narcissist and a demagogue. No one listens to the smart people with good ideas because they do not know how to pander to the average voter.
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By Chad
#15111392
Tchaikovsky and Beethoven always avoided playing for chickens.........They only asked for Bach. All Never Trumpers Must Hang. Full Metal Jacket. Great Movie about a really bad time in America's past. America's kind hearted citizens have always been led astray by Communists disguised as Liberals or Socialists in Sheep's clothing. Never getting too close to Bridges that lead to sanity because of an imagined fear of Trolls that will destroy the Sheep and end the pathway to a One World Order. Leftist are Racist. Trump-Pence 2016-2024!!! All Communists must be purged from America's political arenas.
By Pants-of-dog
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The USA has a weird anti-intellectual streak. It is the only place in the world where I met men who brag about having never read a book.

If a politician showed themselves to be highly intelligent and based their policies on sound science ad logic, they would never be elected.
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By Julian658
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Chad wrote:Tchaikovsky and Beethoven always avoided playing for chickens.........They only asked for Bach. All Never Trumpers Must Hang. Full Metal Jacket. Great Movie about a really bad time in America's past. America's kind hearted citizens have always been led astray by Communists disguised as Liberals or Socialists in Sheep's clothing. Never getting too close to Bridges that lead to sanity because of an imagined fear of Trolls that will destroy the Sheep and end the pathway to a One World Order. Leftist are Racist. Trump-Pence 2016-2024!!! All Communists must be purged from America's political arenas.


Beethoven made money with his music.

There is nothing worse than a condescending liberal racist that treats minorities as less capable people. The idea that the lefties are needed to hold the hand of people that cannot perform without help.
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By Julian658
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Pants-of-dog wrote:The USA has a weird anti-intellectual streak. It is the only place in the world where I met men who brag about having never read a book.

If a politician showed themselves to be highly intelligent and based their policies on sound science ad logic, they would never be elected.


POD is saying that lefties are smarter. How condescending!! :knife: :knife: :knife:
By Pants-of-dog
#15111412
No, I am saying that a large percentage of the people in the USA are:

a) stupid, and
b) lash out at people they think are smarter than them.

For example, they accuse us of being condescending.
By wat0n
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Pants-of-dog wrote:No, I am saying that a large percentage of the people in the USA are:

a) stupid, and
b) lash out at people they think are smarter than them.

For example, they accuse us of being condescending.


Those things can be seen in pretty much every country. Even that feeling of pride about being ignorant is far from an American thing, although they may be more outspoken socially about it.

The truth is:

By Pants-of-dog
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Regardless of whether or not other countries do it, anti-intellectualism is a powerful social dynamic in US politics.
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By XogGyux
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/04/politics ... index.html
Now he likes "mail-in voting"...
This guy is a fucking fool. Opened his mouth to say something that is completely stupid, his allies probably had to convince him that he was being an idiot... it took what 1-2 weeks? And now he finally accepts that what he said could actually hurt him and now he is saying something else.
Soon enough we will be using "Trump" as an insult just like "Moron" or "Idiot". The DSM 7 will include a definition "Trump is a term reserved for the most stupid idiots ever"
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By Robert Urbanek
#15111428
There are three outcomes of COVID-19:

People will lose their lives.
People will lose their money.
People will lose their freedom.

No matter what your choices, you are going to lose one or more of the above. Get used to it. There are no optimal choices that will avoid all three.

You are now at the crossing. And you want to choose, but there is no choosing there. There's only accepting. The choosing was done a long time ago. ― Jefe, The Counselor
By Finfinder
#15111430
Dead kids don't need pencils.

Dead teachers can't teach.

Dead Grandmas can't.....

Oh never mind. You could not care less.


Can't keep up with the changing narrative. Andrew Cuomo, who killed more Grandmas than anybody in the world by sending them back into nursing homes sick, is supposedly irrelevant.
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By XogGyux
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Finfinder wrote:Can't keep up with the changing narrative. Andrew Cuomo, who killed more Grandmas than anybody in the world by sending them back into nursing homes sick, is supposedly irrelevant.

What do you care... you guys don't even think it is a real problem and that is a state that Trump cannot win, so who cares if "Democrats" die... Right? That seems to be the WH strategy...
By Finfinder
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XogGyux wrote:What do you care... you guys don't even think it is a real problem and that is a state that Trump cannot win, so who cares if "Democrats" die... Right? That seems to be the WH strategy...


That's just childish gaslight parroting strategy. The left is for killing children before they are born so your logic fails any intellectual integrity litmus test, if you had any to begin with.
By Pants-of-dog
#15111434
If Biden used the Coronavirus as an opportunity to enact public health care, he would almost certainly win.
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