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Dictatorship of the
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Posted By: Magnante, 3/27/2020 7:23:07 AM

As America teeters on the brink of a planned catastrophic economic collapse, it is time to rethink our response to the deadly coronavirus that is afflicting us. There has to be an exit strategy out of this national suicide attempt that is being accomplished through lockdowns and the imposition of quasi-martial law. Responsible, enlightened governance requires tradeoffs that don’t look like one-size-fits-all collective punishment imposed from above. We got to this place because wildly overstated projections by monomaniacally focused experts stampeded policymakers into ordering draconian crackdowns on the general population, instead of focusing on the most vulnerable

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JL80863 3/27/2020 8:03:59 AM (No. 359493)
Thanks to the Chinese government we have about two and one half months experience with the outbreak. Now we have all these pundits, in the mold of Vadum, expressing their theories on the actions taken by our government to minimize the impact of the pandemic. Instead of trying to be impressive through his over used vocabulary, perhaps Vadum should focus on the application of reason.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/27/2020 8:07:33 AM (No. 359494)
The people pushing the shutdown of the United States are just using the immunocompromised to achieve their goals. People that are compromised have always had to deal with their surroundings. so do the people that help them. This is not new. Now the government comes along and shuts everything down to 'protect' them. At the least, the government is over reacting. At the worst, its a power grab and may end in a coup.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/27/2020 8:12:34 AM (No. 359496)
What???? Americans have to sacrifice. Even one death is too many! Isn't that the deal? You're not willing to save American lives? They are all priceless, and you won't stay home with your hoard of toilet paper waiting for your government check. You fiends!! s/off
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger 3/27/2020 8:35:08 AM (No. 359521)
Hey Brad, I think we need to storm the beaches of Normandy, Golly Dwight, don't you thing someone might get hurt? Geez you got a good point there Brad, let's just hang out here and enjoy the weather.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley 3/27/2020 9:04:12 AM (No. 359551)
One of the more annoying things the social justice warriors do when they want to restrict my speech or behavior is by using their "might". Someone "might" be offended. Someone "might" be allergic to smoke. Someone "might" be immunocompromised. Someone "might" be ugly, stupid or disadvantaged. As soon as I hear the word "might" the discussion is over.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GO3 3/27/2020 9:08:53 AM (No. 359560)
Let me say this in a different way. It's not just basing our response on the immuno-compromised, It's crafting national policy based upon the location and demographics of horribly run blue cities whose leaders get on the fake news and shout gimme, gimme, gimme. NYC is an ant colony, a port city on the receiving end of foreign goods and bugs, and a sanctuary for illegals. New Orleans is literally and figuratively a sinkhole. Another thing which the MSM hasn't even mentioned is the level of hard drug use in these populations regardless of class. Narcotics reduces the efficacy of the immune system so much that hospitals continuously monitor patients for infection including fungal infection. Bottomline is if draconian measures are required for NYC so be it, but it doesn't necessarily follow that the same policy is required for West Texas.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MuncsSister 3/27/2020 9:17:29 AM (No. 359565)
I am in my 30’s and immunocompromised due to an autoimmune disease. What I need more than anything is for the greatest nation in the world, with the greatest healthcare in the world, to stay a free and functioning capitalist society. The only way that will happen is if the American people go back to work. It’s time for some perspective and some protests. And way beyond time for law suits. Where are the conservative constitutional lawyers? Where is the Catholic League? Where is the NRA? Where are the brave, is this not their home? We are being gaslighted by the media and by Democrat governors and mayors. They are crushing our liberty and NO ONE is speaking out. If you are scared of the virus stay home. Wash your damn hands. Enough is enough.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 3/27/2020 10:09:56 AM (No. 359630)
Much of this can be blamed on the likes of Neil Ferguson, OBE, the Brit epidemiologist (article here within the last few days) who found he had overprojected the rate of illness and death in the UK by huge numbers. And he had also issued a projection for the US that the New York Times and others snapped up. As of yesterday, that was all in the dustbin and new, far more conservative estimates were issued. This guy may also be responsible for exposing Boris Johnson to COVID-19. He became ill after meeting with Johnson. Now Johnson has tested positive. Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model, which has been cited by organizations like The New York Times and has been instrumental in governmental policy decision-making, offered a massive revision to his model on Wednesday. Ferguson’s model projected 2.2 million dead people in the United States and 500,000 in the U.K. from COVID-19 if no action were taken to slow the virus and blunt its curve. Ferguson thus dropped his prediction from 500,000 dead to 20,000. https://www.lucianne.com/2020/03/26/epidemiologist_behind_highly-cited_brcoronavirus_model_admits_he_was_wrongbr_drastically_revises_model_30431.html
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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/27/2020 11:19:06 AM (No. 359728)
We have episodes of virus in 4 states. Why did they close the other 57?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sunhan65 3/27/2020 12:11:31 PM (No. 359819)
I nominate #7 for Post of the Day. In fact, let's make it the post of the whole epidemic! I too am immunocompromised, apparently. I have Type 1 diabetes. Except that I don't get sick any more often than anyone else, and I spent the last two months on airplanes flying between the US and Canada, working in closed spaces, eating in restaurants, and swimming in some pretty lousy motel pools. I have not been sick. I will not be sick. And I want no part in the surrender of our critical freedoms to protect people "like me." As a frequent air traveller, I routinely practice all the precautions everyone else is obsessing about now. Most of these I first learned living in China 25 years ago -- which has been Flu Central Station for centuries: Wash your hands whenever you touch something that might make you sick, most especially money. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth unless your hands are clean. Turn off overhead vents on airplanes. Don't know why this has helped for me, but it has. Wearing a simple cotton mask helped me in China. I know the experts say it doesn't help. My experience was different. Lastly, as human beings, we are all going to die of something sometime. Uncertainty about how and when is part of the gift we were given with our magical lives. However, based on the latest information, we are extremely unlikely to die of this thing here and now. And in any case, we owe it to ourselves to behave with dignity and common sense in a time when both are in very short supply.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NYbob 3/27/2020 12:43:11 PM (No. 359859)
This is the weirdest time I've ever experienced in America. Far stranger than Polio summers, near Nuclear war, or the decade+ of Vietnam. Everyone is marching around in circles burning money and dismantling an economy that was leading the world out of a communist debt trap. All because a truly evil and insane media that is stuck on full scream mode. I never thought I'd see the dumbest people in society directing all of us via the brainwashing TV set and the tiny TV set, the smartphone. Maybe it is Biblical. like the Tower of Babel. A prelude to a cleansing. If so, I welcome it with open arms.
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