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What all the countries
that contained coronavirus
have in common

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Posted By: MDConservative, 3/18/2020 11:18:09 AM

On Feb. 8, alongside stories of panic buying toilet paper in Hong Kong supermarkets, Bloomberg published an opinion piece titled “Hong Kong is showing symptoms of a failed state.” A little more than a month later, store shelves in Europe, Australia, and North America are being ransacked while Hong Kong’s shelves are being re-stocked. As Western cities started to forcibly close restaurants and bars, Hong Kong’s people slowly started to relax.

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My German landlord once suggested to me that a little dictatorship is a good thing. This is not the first public health "crisis", but it is perhaps the first allowing government to close businesses, schools and public gatherings on prospects. What will the future hold if central authority invokes this power based on what it says could happen? We, the people, have clearly demonstrated the power of media and the easy introduction of hysteria to the nation. It doesn't require a tinfoil hat anymore. Did you stock up on TP? Canned goods? Ammo? It's just a precaution...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highvoltage 3/18/2020 11:29:45 AM (No. 349926)
This sounds like a Communist rag. How about a few elites telling the rest of us low lives what to do. We know what we need to stock up on. And how well did that central control work in China to nip the Wuhan virus in the bud before it spread?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: cold porridge 3/18/2020 11:33:23 AM (No. 349931)
If these aggressive authoritarian mandates are to be accepted, just wait until the leftist start demanding everyone turn in their guns for "the common good." Oh...wait...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/18/2020 11:59:16 AM (No. 349968)
Yup, Socialist/Communist. Only the State has the answers. Only the State can lead. Social good overrides individual freedoms. Orwell's 1984. It all sounds so reasonable until you try to put it into practice and it completely falls apart. Every time. Configuring a government based on crisis situations is a terrible idea. It would be like configuring the supply chain based on the temporary shortage of toilet paper. You would end up with plenty of TP but no milk, eggs, or frozen foods.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kate318 3/18/2020 12:31:47 PM (No. 349999)
Oh Lord, an article telling me how the inmates really do appreciate prison life, for the good of the community. Spare me. I suspect that as the failures of socialized medicine become more and more apparent in this situation, we will be subject to more articles like this one. I don’t know much about what’s really happening, but I can tell you this with absolute certainty: It will be the United States that will lead the way in medicine, research and operations to this virus. WWG1WGA
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/18/2020 12:32:36 PM (No. 350000)
Good grief. I almost made it through 4 sentences. This POS is enough to gag a graverobber's dog.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 3/18/2020 1:23:13 PM (No. 350051)
Japanese owned publication. Sounds like an Asian/Communist viewpoint, the state must be strong, and the individual should just buckle under. In some things....perhaps we do need to do social distancing, I'm OK with that for a while. But the weaker the government is, IMO, the safer we all are, in general. The government that can give you everything can also take away everything. No thanks.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/18/2020 1:26:37 PM (No. 350056)
Yes #4. What all the countries OVERRUN by this bug have in common is socialized medicine. Italy … overwhelmed, Britain, tried to just give it up but realized they were looking a 250K dead. Medical care nonetheless overwhelmed. Canada just the one province of Ontario at the moment but overwhelmed. And that's not even getting close to China, North Korea or Iran. The USA, at present cautious possibly to a fault but underwhelmed by a mile. MAGA KAG
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 3/18/2020 2:39:53 PM (No. 350134)
Don't buy it. This kind of logic will disarm you and enroll you in a reeducation camp all in the same day. You will emerge loving Big Brother and begging for more. The strongest countries (like ours) are populated with independent people who exercise their God-given rights. Yes, you will have to put up with a few idiots along the way but that's the price of freedom. This virus is brand new so the government does not know any more than we do how to act, what to expect and how to stay safe. Most of us are avoiding restaurants and big gatherings all on our own without being told by the government or the media how not to be stupid.
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