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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:07 PM

A firefighter/EMT who died of Covid-19 posted on his FB page a video attacking the media for its

coverage of Covid-19. He posted it just 2 weeks ago. The guy on the video called Covid-19 a "mild illness" and accused the media of making the disease a bigger deal than it is. You read the rest of his FB page you can see the guy was a Trump supporter and posted many memes mocking Covid-19


Out of respect for the man's passing, I will not be posting his name or link to his FB page. Suffice to say it's all real and quite sad. I consider him 100% a victim of Donald Trump, the man he worshipped


I just shake my head thinking just how messed up so many American have become under Donald Trump and the GOP

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Reply A firefighter/EMT who died of Covid-19 posted on his FB page a video attacking the media for its (Original post)
RAB910 Mar 31 OP
Blecht Mar 31 #1
RAB910 Mar 31 #2
alittlelark Mar 31 #4
Blecht Mar 31 #7
RAB910 Mar 31 #9
defacto7 Mar 31 #41
tazkcmo Mar 31 #52
cstanleytech Mar 31 #31
dzika Mar 31 #3
Demonaut Mar 31 #5
DrToast Mar 31 #16
MagickMuffin Mar 31 #6
Kaleva Mar 31 #8
MagickMuffin Mar 31 #11
RAB910 Mar 31 #13
Progressive Jones Mar 31 #36
calimary Mar 31 #18
MagickMuffin Mar 31 #43
cstanleytech Mar 31 #38
CanonRay Mar 31 #44
rockfordfile Mar 31 #10
Tech Mar 31 #12
malaise Mar 31 #14
GeorgeGist Mar 31 #15
rainin Mar 31 #17
calimary Mar 31 #19
RAB910 Mar 31 #21
mountain grammy Mar 31 #22
rainin Mar 31 #26
calimary Mar 31 #40
rainin Mar 31 #46
calimary Mar 31 #49
SharonClark Mar 31 #54
liberalmuse Mar 31 #20
IronLionZion Mar 31 #25
IronLionZion Mar 31 #23
thesquanderer Mar 31 #24
RAB910 Mar 31 #27
Jeroen Mar 31 #45
Crunchy Frog Mar 31 #48
SheltieLover Mar 31 #28
AtheistCrusader Mar 31 #32
MyOwnPeace Mar 31 #39
wnylib Mar 31 #35
AtheistCrusader Mar 31 #29
RAB910 Mar 31 #33
Chainfire Mar 31 #30
Ilsa Mar 31 #34
atreides1 Mar 31 #37
onecaliberal Mar 31 #42
Crunchy Frog Mar 31 #47
ThoughtCriminal Mar 31 #50
brewens Mar 31 #51
Zambero Mar 31 #53

Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:08 PM

1. Sad Story If True

But without documentation it's just a story.

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Response to Blecht (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:11 PM

2. I sent you the link so you can verify what I said to be true

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:18 PM

4. Pls post the link Here.

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:37 PM

7. Thanks, but it doesn't change the value of this thread

Now I know it's true. But nobody else reading this thread will know it unless you share with them, too.

It's horribly sad.

On edit: I will leave it up to the OP to share -- they shared it with me in private, and I will respect that.

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Response to Blecht (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:40 PM

9. I appreciate what you are saying, but it just doesn't feel right sharing the link publicly

I have sent it many times privately, but I don't want it out there for the public

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:33 PM

41. You are very wise and considerate. I appreciate your

forward thinking.

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 05:47 PM

52. Yes

Keep it private. Good move.

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Response to Blecht (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:06 PM

31. Its true as I found both the article regarding their recent death and then their facebook

page via some basic googling and yes they were mocking the outbreak.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:12 PM

3. Please post more information

This is really interesting but it would help to know more.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:20 PM

5. whatever.......

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:09 PM

16. +1

Why make a thread if you're not going to share a link.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:36 PM

6. Without any way to verify your story it just remains a hidden story


Here on DU we like having sources for ourselves. Otherwise we can't confirm whether it is true or not. Not saying you're spreading disinformation, but . . . . .

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:40 PM

8. It's true.OP sent me a link to his FB page and I found the news story about his death

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:55 PM

11. They sent me the url as well


He is survived by his wife Maria, 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son.


What a pity he died of the thing he mocked and made fun of, really is a tragic and senseless act of compassion for the people he was serving. Now his children have to live without their daddy.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:25 PM

13. We all know who taught him to mock this deadly serious threat

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:19 PM

36. He didn't have to learn. Those people are like that naturally. nt

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:45 PM

18. Um... can you share it with the rest of us?

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Response to calimary (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:35 PM

43. check you inbox

url's added

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:22 PM

38. Actually I can confirm the story as I find the information of their death via google and then

found their facebook page.
In fact here is one links they shared

https://www.facebook.com/karl.heine.3517/posts/850017672139368

and then they also post a number of pro gun posts which causes me suspect that they probably are a Trump supporter.



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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #38)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:41 PM

44. After checking out his page all I can say is

One less Trump vote.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:47 PM

10. I guess he learned the hard way

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:21 PM

12. While I respect the need for privacy for the family, this would be a great cautionary

story for other deniers.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:31 PM

14. Tots and Pays n/t

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:06 PM

15. When you worship a monster ...

you gotta take responsibility for being Deplorable.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:43 PM

17. Please send me the link, too.

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Response to calimary (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:55 PM

21. Wow!

>In a 27,000-member private Facebook group for first responders who support President Donald Trump, firefighters and paramedics have posted thousands of comments in recent weeks downplaying the coronavirus pandemic that they are responsible for helping to handle.


I wouldn't be shocked if he was a member. I would love to peek inside to see how they are discussing his death

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Response to calimary (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:57 PM

22. He's killing his own supporters..

Sad, sad days in America.

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Response to calimary (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:59 PM

26. Thank you for sharing the link with me

I went to his FB page and found many of the memes I've been seeing over the last month. Those memes disturbed me at the time, because it felt like they were mocking those of us who had already gone into lockdown for self protection (in my case to protect an elderly family member). It made me sad then, and sad now to learn of his death. Trump is responsible for this. I hope he is held responsible

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Response to rainin (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:30 PM

40. So do I, rainin my friend. So do I.

I hope he is held responsible.

It's not for me to judge, of course. But I can't help feeling that St. Peter's gonna give him some REALLY bad news when he finally arrives at the Pearly Gates. I don't want to trust that donald will pay for his sins in the afterlife. I want to see him have a day of reckoning HERE ON EARTH, where we all can see it and maybe take a lesson from it.

MAYBE take a lesson from it. Not all, certainly. But hopefully some.

It just struck me that we're where the republi-CONS were in election years past. Definitely where they were in 2016.

We don't have to flip everybody. All we need is a few more of 'em whose change-of-heart vote WE can count on. Just enough to win it.

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Response to calimary (Reply #40)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:03 PM

46. I think we have to win BIG to overcome republican dirty tricks

fraud, and suppression. I had already lost hope in 2008, knowing the republicans had already stolen 2 elections, but a once in a lifetime figure emerged from the ashes and brought people out in huge numbers. tRump might inspire the same enthusiasm to get the republicans out of power. I try not to lose hope. If/when we do regain power, we need to make election security a top priority

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Response to rainin (Reply #46)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 05:01 PM

49. Yep. We need to! And the numbers are OURS, in this!

There are MORE of us Democrats than there are GOPers.

Now the mission is - to get those majorities out to VOTE! Either in the polling places or in the mailbox!

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS GET OUT THERE AND FLEX OUR NUMBERS!

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Response to calimary (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:46 PM

54. Thank you for sharing this article.

And these are the people the public is suppose to put their trust in and bow down and worship?
No thanks.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:47 PM

20. Trump is killing his own base.

That's tragic and eery. What a way to find out Dear Leader is a liar.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:59 PM

25. Very recently they were airing ads featuring Pol Pot

and other mass murdering dictators to tell us that socialism will kill us. Even as the store shelves were emptied from panic hoarding and businesses were closing, many of them were claiming this is a dry run for socialism in case Democrats win the election.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:57 PM

23. Virginia had a pastor die after he shared such misinformation

https://www.newsweek.com/virginia-pastor-dies-coronavirus-after-previously-saying-media-pumping-out-fear-about-pandemic-1494702

He died in rural North Carolina but was from rural Virginia.

There are consequences to spreading Trump's misinformation so his supporters are getting infected in rural areas, not just liberals in cities. Most liberals are social distancing and agreed to stay at home. Many conservatives are not. This is why I believe Trump supporters are simultaneously victims and perpetrators.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:57 PM

24. Only 33, and if a firefighter, probably in good physical shape.

Any known underlying conditions?

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:02 PM

45. 80% of Dutch IC Covid-19 patients are overweight

I do not have a link to this but it was reported on a Dutch news network today.
It made me think about the US population and how obesity could make the situation in the US even worse.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:11 PM

48. EMT's are at high risk because they get exposed to very high viral loads.

Same with other medical workers. They're all dying at much higher rates than other groups of the same age and physical condition.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:05 PM

28. K&R

Did dump, et. al really think it would only kill Dems? 😳

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:07 PM

32. It was just hitting the coasts.

For a party that likes to cry foul about 'flyover country' they sure seem to enjoy problems that impact the coasts.

But, turns out, viruses don't give a shit about things like that.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #32)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:23 PM

39. Like I said in another post......

there's a posting of maps going around showing locations of "Sanctuary Cities" and comparing that with intensity of COVID-19 - basically saying that the "Sanctuary Cities" are the hotbeds of COVID-19.
GAWD, they are such cruel, selfish, ignorant FU*KS!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:19 PM

35. Probably expect that the majority

will be Dems because of the demographics. More Dems in cities than rural areas. Greater spread in cities due to frequent close contact.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:06 PM

29. And I think it's JUST starting to dawn on them.

Hence, Trump's pivot to a slightly more sober treatment of the situation in the last 48 hours.

The red states are going to start dying next, and when they die from it, it becomes a lot harder to pretend it's not a big deal.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:10 PM

33. They will die in greater numbers in the red states

they don't like taxes so they lack the stronger government the blue states have. Things like public health, police, fire, and EMS for example

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:06 PM

30. Karma can be, in Trump's words,

Nasty.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:14 PM

34. Trumpism is worse than COVID-19.

Trumpism turns your brains to mush. I'm glad it's mostly isolated to the US.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:19 PM

37. Oh well

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
― Soren Kierkegaard

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:35 PM

42. Sad state of affairs. This story will repeat itself all to often very soon.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:08 PM

47. I checked out his page. At least he got in some really good laughs before dying.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 05:24 PM

50. Trumpers are having a hard time sorting it out

I mean, we have always been at war with Oceana. Right?

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 05:34 PM

51. You know somewhere we have people that were reassuring their older family members

that it was nothing to worry about, maybe even after Trump declared the national emergency. It will turn out some of them got them killed, though we won't be able to prove it. I bet some will eventually tell the story.

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Response to RAB910 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:29 PM

53. Sucked into Trump's personality cult

for some, death will be the only exit.

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