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Why are people going to churches during a pandemic?
Can't they pray at home?
Why are people rioting and protesting during a pandemic?
Can't they smash up their own shit and be outraged on social media at home?


That Church sued and the judge sided with them, not Iron Maiden's Eddie who runs LA County Health:

“When many went to the streets to engage in ‘political’ or ‘peaceful’ protests purportedly against racism and police brutality, these protestors refused to comply with the pandemic restrictions. Instead of enforcing the public health orders, public officials were all too eager to grant a de facto exception for these favored protestors,” the suit stated in part.

“California targeted the wrong groups. California first lifted restrictions on gatherings that occurred outdoors — blessing after-the-fact the illegal conduct of the ‘George Floyd’ protestors. California then banned singing in worship services and then shut them all down — unless they could modify their services to operate identically to the now-legal protests.”
 
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Ar¢tos

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Why are people rioting and protesting during a pandemic?
Can't they smash up their own shit and be outraged on social media at home?


That Church sued and the judge sided with them, not Iron Maiden's Eddie who runs LA County Health:
I'm not supporting protests either. I'm sure they can use twitter for that.
It just seems really unnecessary to go to a place full of people to pray, during a pandemic, they are basically asking to get infected or think faith is a virus shield.
I'm sure they can cast their Holy Father spells at home, read the bible entries and sing, and if they need a sermon with some morality they can talk to an older relative that will give them one without they even asking.
If it's about the donations, the church can create a PayPal account, all they need is an email address.
 

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Good, because you're rejecting any information that isn't confirming to your desired narrative. It would probably be healthier for you to walk away if you're not going to be accepting of information that proves you wrong. I showed you how cheery picking data made your conclusion pointless and doesn't lead to any meaningful data. But you then stuck to your guns. So anyway, have fun.
I don't have a fight to put up or anyone to defend, in this case Trump. I don't know if you don't want to understand it or if you just can't. I have mentioned in previous posts some simple facts that you just ignore, so I don't know what your "Good, because you're rejecting any information" trolling is supposed to represent, except maybe bullshitting some people who haven't read my previous posts.



My bone to pick with trump is the fact that he refuses to unite and actually lead the country when we NEED a leader clearly. I dont need any proof to back that up its obvious for us all to see. He spends more time saying it's fake and making up stats that don't matter then he does actually trying to fix things. He is a terrible leader period.
I agree with you, but you can't just blame this on Trump. The whole political climate in the United States is as poisonous as it's ever been. I'm sure you'll agree that this was the case even before the coronavirus and neither Republicans nor Democrats are any different here. It's just the whole situation and this really extreme black and white thinking in the US. Either you're left or you're right. If you are somewhere in between, like most of the population, then both political parties try to draw you to their sides with fabricated stories, lies and their own narratives. Nobody has the guts anymore to admit mistakes or at least try to find a reasonable compromise. Trump and the extreme left Democrats are a product of these times.

If the Republicans are for A, then the Democrats are for B. If the Democrats are for A, then the Republicans are for B. Both sides are fighting only with extremes and there is no middle ground anymore.
Trump could have done a lot better with the coronavirus. He did get a few things right, though. The states in the U.S. decide themselves what measures they take or if they do a lockdown. In terms of cases and death rates, Democratic states are at least as miserable as Republican ones. But that doesn't make me say that Democrats are doing worse with the virus. It would be nice if it were that simple, but it's not.
 
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Why are people rioting and protesting during a pandemic?
Can't they smash up their own shit and be outraged on social media at home?


That Church sued and the judge sided with them, not Iron Maiden's Eddie who runs LA County Health:
I can only speak for Portland but before the feds showed up we had like 100 or less showing up every night. Now that they are gone like last night the #s are dwindling again, its also outside and 99.99% wear masks. Still not ideal I get that but we can't just lock down forever and abolish 1st amendment right correct? Churches on the other hand nationwide would be astronomical #s congregating inside and vast majority with no social distancing or masks. The comparison is trash and you know it, if churches cared they would try to hold service within the guidelines but just like we saw with the crazy religious group in portland they held a huge event with virtually no masks or distancing, and thats the problem.
 
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I can only speak for Portland but before the feds showed up we had like 100 or less showing up every night. Now that they are gone like last night the #s are dwindling again, its also outside and 99.99% wear masks. Still not ideal I get that but we can't just lock down forever and abolish 1st amendment right correct? Churches on the other hand nationwide would be astronomical #s congregating inside and vast majority with no social distancing or masks. The comparison is trash and you know it, if churches cared they would try to hold service within the guidelines but just like we saw with the crazy religious group in portland they held a huge event with virtually no masks or distancing, and thats the problem.
Keep drinking that koolaid buddy. Defend those rioters because you like them more than those horrible churchgoers.
 

LateBloomer

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Keep drinking that koolaid buddy. Defend those rioters because you like them more than those horrible churchgoers.
Right back at you! And for the record I 100% do not support the cop riots, but don't worry our city isn't actually burning like the fake media tries to make it seem. I have no problem with church as long as they mask up and socially distance, preferably outdoors. Unfortunately religion is a hell of a drug and made them think a mask is against god or something, its weird.
 

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I can only speak for Portland but before the feds showed up we had like 100 or less showing up every night. Now that they are gone like last night the #s are dwindling again, its also outside and 99.99% wear masks. Still not ideal I get that but we can't just lock down forever and abolish 1st amendment right correct? Churches on the other hand nationwide would be astronomical #s congregating inside and vast majority with no social distancing or masks. The comparison is trash and you know it, if churches cared they would try to hold service within the guidelines but just like we saw with the crazy religious group in portland they held a huge event with virtually no masks or distancing, and thats the problem.
"We can't lockdown forever and abolish first amendment rights, but let's just lockdown forever and abolish constitutional rights right now, and indefinitely in the future"

it doesn't work that way. The "conduct" of the rioters vs. the "conduct" of the churchgoers is irrelevant. Whether or not the rioters wore masks has no bearing on the issue. What does have bearing is that the government approved rioting, looting, and "protesting" while restricting enumerated rights. And to add to the chutzpah, they used the first amendment to justify their approval of the matter, while ignoring the fact that the very same amendment had other rights they decided to eliminate.
 
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"We can't lockdown forever and abolish first amendment rights, but let's just lockdown forever and abolish constitutional rights right now, and indefinitely in the future"

it doesn't work that way. The "conduct" of the rioters vs. the "conduct" of the churchgoers is irrelevant. Whether or not the rioters wore masks has no bearing on the issue. What does have bearing is that the government approved rioting, looting, and "protesting" while restricting enumerated rights. And to add to the chutzpah, they used the first amendment to justify their approval of the matter, while ignoring the fact that the very same amendment had other rights they decided to eliminate.
Nope. Religious groups gather by the hundreds outdoors as well here, only difference is no masks and no social distancing. Last I checked there is no police presence at the church gatherings. Quit with your rights being taken away fear porn, its old and tired, nobody took your guns.
 

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“Nobody took your guns” LOL


It’s so funny people hand wave away shit that is National News. I am curious do you think these things don’t exist? Like there is a fake separate reality where all the news organizations create these fake stories? How does your mind work? It’s fascinating to see someone deny reality with such certainty and moral righteousness.
 
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LateBloomer

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“Nobody took your guns” LOL


It’s so funny people hand wave away shit that is National News. I am curious do you think these things don’t exist? Like there is a fake separate reality where all the news organizations create these fake stories? How does your mind work? It’s fascinating to see someone deny reality with such certainty and moral righteousness.
Aiming loaded weapons at people tends to bring some unwanted issues on said gun wavers. Your guns aren't being taken away quit with the tired fear porn. But I won't derail thread anymore, sorry mods.
 
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LateBloomer

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The church I linked to WAS wearing masks and distancing family groups, but the county of LA still filed a restraining order to shut them down while endorsing protesters.
That has nothing to do with portland which is all I can speak to since I see with my own eyes.
 

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I opened Facebook for some reason the other day and I follow NoFX there. They were selling some NoFX branded masks, and the comments were funny, divided between people saying "lol really punk rock guys" and "omg how dare you not do what the government tells you"
 
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Nymphae

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Why are people going to churches during a pandemic?
Can't they pray at home?
I say the same thing about restaurants. I feel bad for the businesses honestly but I find people's deep need to go eat out strange, I can sympathize a lot more with someone who is unable to visit the community of worshipers they regularly meet.
 
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LateBloomer

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I don't have a fight to put up or anyone to defend, in this case Trump. I don't know if you don't want to understand it or if you just can't. I have mentioned in previous posts some simple facts that you just ignore, so I don't know what your "Good, because you're rejecting any information" trolling is supposed to represent, except maybe bullshitting some people who haven't read my previous posts.





I agree with you, but you can't just blame this on Trump. The whole political climate in the United States is as poisonous as it's ever been. I'm sure you'll agree that this was the case even before the coronavirus and neither Republicans nor Democrats are any different here. It's just the whole situation and this really extreme black and white thinking in the US. Either you're left or you're right. If you are somewhere in between, like most of the population, then both political parties try to draw you to their sides with fabricated stories, lies and their own narratives. Nobody has the guts anymore to admit mistakes or at least try to find a reasonable compromise. Trump and the extreme left Democrats are a product of these times.

If the Republicans are for A, then the Democrats are for B. If the Democrats are for A, then the Republicans are for B. Both sides are fighting only with extremes and there is no middle ground anymore.
Trump could have done a lot better with the coronavirus. He did get a few things right, though. The states in the U.S. decide themselves what measures they take or if they do a lockdown. In terms of cases and death rates, Democratic states are at least as miserable as Republican ones. But that doesn't make me say that Democrats are doing worse with the virus. It would be nice if it were that simple, but it's not.
Yeah I mostly agree with this. Politicians are always going to be sleazy politicians but the buck HAS to stop at the top and trump shows time and time again he only cares about himself. He has proven he has no clue how to lead and Americans are dying because of it. We have never seen an administration as morally bankrupt from top to bottom as this one and we are paying the price in typical American fashion. Bigger and better virus then anyone lol
 

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And thats why America is looking at 200k+ covid deaths in no time. Congrats you played yourself.
numbers are better than expected, deaths down and cases up

at this point it's gotta run through the system, america is the global business leader with lots of higher risks

(covid related deaths are pumped, believe them if you want)
 

LateBloomer

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I feel like this gets overlooked a lot in this conversation, I was never satisfied that the death numbers of people dying from covid were accurate at all
I would bet they are under tracked personally. Luckily here in Oregon we are good, even with protests outside with masks on for 80 days we still doing good minus some work place outbreaks that keep popping up. Just have to keep doing what we are doing through the fall, cant let up now. Kate brown gets alot of hate but she has done an awesome job. Not the end of the world as long as we can man up and do what needs to be done.
 

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I'll post this again because I think it's pretty illuminating how media fear porn alters people's perception of reality



But there's less wiggle room and more exaggeration for the question about number of COVID deaths. Here the estimates are at least 100 times as high as the number of actual deaths in these five countries, with public opinion 225 times too high in the US and 300 times too high in Germany.
at least 100x as high as reality lol
 
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I would bet they are under tracked personally. Luckily here in Oregon we are good, even with protests outside with masks on for 80 days we still doing good minus some work place outbreaks that keep popping up. Just have to keep doing what we are doing through the fall, cant let up now. Kate brown gets alot of hate but she has done an awesome job. Not the end of the world as long as we can man up and do what needs to be done.
covid fatalities are pumped

happened to plenty of folk here, i've seen the charts and talked to doctors and nurses

not trying to convince you of anything, believe whatever you want
 

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I'll post this again because I think it's pretty illuminating how media fear porn alters people's perception of reality





at least 100x as high as reality lol
What is this from? And who did they ask that they think 100x 160k people have died? How uninformed are you that you think 16 million have died lol.
 

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covid fatalities are pumped

happened to plenty of folk here, i've seen the charts and talked to doctors and nurses

not trying to convince you of anything, believe whatever you want
I have also talked to doctors! And my uncle is a nurse in Florida and he said it is a god damn nightmare. So that settles that 🤣
 
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You're a joke, ask for source and then say it's too much work to read it lol
You're the one posting jokes. Isn't it on you to provide proof for what you posted? Of course I could Google it but its kinda on you not me. Not like it matters I believe you, you won't see me arguing the stupidity of the general public lol.
 
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You're the one posting jokes. Isn't it on you to provide proof for what you posted? Of course I could Google it but its kinda on you not me. Not like it matters I believe you, you won't see me arguing the stupidity of the general public lol.
I just told you the link to the article and data source was posted by me on the previous page, don't read it if you don't want to I don't care
 
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"A life in which one accepts, with enthusiasm or resignation, the transformation of the welfare state into the surveillance state, with health replacing security, a life in which one consents to this slippery slope: no longer the old social contract (where you cede a bit of your individual will to gain the general will) but a new life contract (where you abdicate a little, or a lot, of your core freedoms, in return for an antivirus guarantee, an ‘immunity passport,’ a ‘risk-free certificate,’ or a new kind of get-out-of-jail-free card, one that lets you transfer to another cell)." (Atheist philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, 8/13/20)
 

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Has this been shared yet?


Still just preliminary results, but holy shit if this is true.
There was a study a long time ago that said the same thing. superspreaders account for 80% of the spread, and only 30% of infected have secondary transmission.

 

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You guys live in the past 🤣 we where fucked in January... still not recovered.

Btw that shit above doesn’t work, that’s why they don’t prescribe.
Quit the fake mockrage with laughing emojis pretending you find something you claim is scary and tragic - funny

You westerners live in March/April. Asian countries are moving on with life. The fact that Thailand is mostly back to normal after one of the shortest partial lock downs with only a 58 people death toll shows that even if Thailand underreported deaths, the fact that they could do so without much scrutiny shows how easily numbers can be fudged in all of this.

This is the "Free World/Romance Language Virus". Countries not belonging to that global group are miraculously spared.

Cambodia: 0 dead, less than 300 cases

Vietnam: 0 dead for months, now I believe just a few people

Thailand: the #1 epicenter of Chinese tourism in Asia, and the 1st country out of mainland China to have confirmed cases back in January...58 people dead. Total confirmed cases a few thousand.

Now just look at most of Africa. Big shocker, South Africa has high cases and deaths but the rest of the entire continent is spared.
 
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I would bet they are under tracked personally. Luckily here in Oregon we are good, even with protests outside with masks on for 80 days we still doing good minus some work place outbreaks that keep popping up. Just have to keep doing what we are doing through the fall, cant let up now. Kate brown gets alot of hate but she has done an awesome job. Not the end of the world as long as we can man up and do what needs to be done.
Kate Brown is a terrible governor. Our cases are dropping yet she mandates we have to start wearing mask in offices? If we can social distance masked should not be required.

She is one of the worst governors I have ever lived under spinning the protests like it’s all the feds fault.

stop spreading this fake shit because of your first hand experience. Downtown Portland on the west side literally looks like Detroit right now.
 

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Kate Brown is a terrible governor. Our cases are dropping yet she mandates we have to start wearing mask in offices? If we can social distance masked should not be required.

She is one of the worst governors I have ever lived under spinning the protests like it’s all the feds fault.

stop spreading this fake shit because of your first hand experience. Downtown Portland on the west side literally looks like Detroit right now.
He’s larping. Just making shit up as he goes along.
 
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Just a quick glance at the Corona Tracker site (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/) shows the following re Asia:

Phillippines: 157k cases, +4351 new cases, +159 new deaths.
Indonesia: 137k cases, +2345 new cases, +50 new deaths.

So, its still going on.

When it comes to both Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand:

Cambodia: ranks 172nd in the world for tests per 1m pop (4,695)
Vietnam: ranks 164th with 6,259 per 1m pop
Thailand: ranks 146th with 10,370 per 1m pop

How an anyone say they've moved on when they don't do enough testing to know how much they are effected?
 
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Kate Brown is a terrible governor. Our cases are dropping yet she mandates we have to start wearing mask in offices? If we can social distance masked should not be required.

She is one of the worst governors I have ever lived under spinning the protests like it’s all the feds fault.

stop spreading this fake shit because of your first hand experience. Downtown Portland on the west side literally looks like Detroit right now.
Nope. You are fake news, the cops start the riots I see it all the time. Last time I checked this is America and getting shot at with tear gas and pepper spray or rubber bullets or flash bangs just for peacfully congregating is BS. And Kate Brown has made sure the spread isn't worse then it has to be, she is doing the best she can in a shitty situation. I guess you want more deaths? I will agree though she is a bit on the safe side but it seems to be working so its hard for me to fault her.