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Sat Aug 28, 2021, 08:15 AM

It is all so blooming pointless; it did not have to be this way...

Just some of the headlines from the past few weeks from both sides of the pond:

Anti-vaxx police officer who had been taking horse worm medicine dies from Covid
Rightwing radio host and anti-vaxxer dies of Covid
A Texas GOP leader railed against vaccines and masks. Then he died of covid.
Anti-vaxxer dies of Covid nine days after saying virus is ‘nothing to be afraid of’
Anti-vaxx mother dies of Covid two weeks after husband
Family of anti-vaxxer nightclub boss who died from coronavirus urges people to get the jab
Tennessee radio host who criticised vaccine efforts dies of Covid-19
Man who mocked coronavirus vaccine in viral tweet died of COVID-19
Chef’s parents and brother die from Covid within week after jab refusal
Fit, healthy 42-year-old father who refused vaccine dies of Covid ‘wishing he had listened’
Man refused to get vaccinated even after his own father died of COVID – now he’s dead from COVID too


With Delta running rampant, and with 50% more likelihood of landing in hospital if you are unvaccinated and catch it, in comparison with the alpha variant, it did not have to be this way.
As the radio host James O’B here in the UK is fond of saying, contempt for the conmen, compassion for the conned. But as more and more disinformation is spread on social media it is getting much harder to distinguish when someone who has been conned moves into the conmen category. So many unnecessary deaths because of the dark money propping up the anti-vax disinformation barrage and the radicalisation of normally sane people. There is always a motive with such sustained propaganda campaigns, and it is never altruistic. Just sayin’

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 08:19 AM

1. I no longer have compassion for the conned.

By their works ye shall know them -- and they are
killing people, with the ultimate murderers being
the politicians and media folk who have spread
killing and hate as talking points.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:14 AM

13. Same here. I can't even fake it anymore.

I just hope others wake up - understanding their example.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 08:20 AM

2. One thing that links them, on this side of the Atlantic anyway.....

they're all very likely to vote Republican. How much this impacts future elections remains to be seen, but In my mind, they won't be missed.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:16 AM

15. They'll be missed alright if they're voters......

Plus all the reQublicOns who have lost a loved one to covid, will some of these people start questioning
why they vote for repugs? reQublicOn party is literally killing itself in it's attempt to make Biden look bad.
They just haven't figured it out yet. They will after the midterms. We just need to get our messaging
out that they are responsible for all the excess deaths.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 08:45 AM

3. Let the haters die. I just don't care.

They don’t give a shit about anyone, good riddance.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 08:54 AM

4. Maybe it does have to be this way.

Choices have consequences.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 08:55 AM

5. It reminds me of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles."

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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 09:48 AM

6. One of my all-time favorite movie scenes, ever!

"Aw, he's drunk. How does HE know where we're going?"

"YOU'RE GOING TO KILL SOMEBODY!!!"

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 10:03 AM

7. Rec.

 

So true.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 10:44 AM

8. Almost a yr and half, I finally got back in work force, and mess with Delta. Trainer yesterday told

me she does not have the vacc and has been trying to get covid all along and see how bad it is not? In a small room with another person who moved to Oregon from La so who knows if she is vacc'ed. Now, we all have to wear masks but 8 hours in a small room, constant talking doesn't bode well. We are working in administration for Nova health care dealing with the crisis of covid testing and urgent cares shut down by afternoon cause too many people.

Blows my mind.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 10:55 AM

10. Tell her it's bad. I had a "mild" case and have never been sicker.

 

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:10 AM

11. She is working in medical looking at records and the issues and has been for over a year.

Me telling her anything won't do a single bit of good. Mid 30's well over weight, she should know it could have potential dire affects. Her stupid, at this point.

And I am sorry you got it and went thru it. That is all I want, is not have to go thru even a "mild". My youngest at 23 isolated like told, didn't socialize at his young age, did junior and part of senior yr university on line missing lots of opportunity. Got shot in March, winning a contest. And got it Sunday being a part of a wedding in his hometown in Texas. And now sits in his room for 10 days, at the start of his last semester of college. He has roommates and couldn't go to first day of school.

I was so pissed at the fuckin' stupid, of the Texans not wearing masks and only one other at wedding vacc'ed.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:11 AM

12. Stay safe. I can't imagine having to go to a job.

 

Especially one where people don’t seem to care.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:15 AM

14. Right.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:29 AM

17. SHEESH! I can't imagine working anywhere near somebody like that!

I can’t imagine why a willful public menace like her would NOT be told “get vaccinated if you want to keep working here.”

It’s come to that! And it should be a zero-tolerance thing. Across the board. No exceptions.

This virus KILLS people.

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Response to calimary (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:36 AM

18. Scary shit.

 

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 10:54 AM

9. The ....Anti-Vaxxers are taking a stand which is just plain ..."Stupid"...

It is like saying...."I like having pneumonia"..


NO, I do not like pneumonia...I have had it, and believe me, it really sucks.... (especially the breathing tube)

These stupid people have no clue....All they got to do is ...talk to Stu...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:18 AM

16. Won't see this on FQX noise.......

"Anti-vaxx police officer who had been taking horse worm medicine dies from Covid"

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