Started by Cassia, December 28, 2021, 01:01:42 PM
QuoteDude, when did you go off the deep end? Did you spend a few days in Ba Sing Se's dungeons?
Quote"There is no pandemic. Everything is fine. Hospitals are not being overrun. They all just got together and decided to pretend that things are going to shit because reasons."
QuoteI think he means that they test everyone, and if positive, you get written as a covid patient getting treated in that hospital. Something on purpose, conspiracy kind.
QuoteThe Shiranu of just a little over a year ago would have been mortified and embarrassed by this sort of talk.
QuoteAlso, why would someone whose sole injury is a broken arm test positive for covid?
Quote from: drunkenshoe on January 02, 2022, 01:41:24 AMEverything aside, do you really think something like this is possible to pull off?
Quote from: Shiranu on January 02, 2022, 01:52:21 AMJust because you are in the hospital and test positive with Covid =/= Covid is the culprit, but when you look at just the raw numbers of people in the hospital who test positive for Covid it gives a false impression that therefor Covid (for the vaccinated) is extremely dangerous and requires government infringement of individual liberty to solve.
Quote from: drunkenshoe on January 02, 2022, 06:13:04 AMYeah, I agree with you. But I think here with our friend, it is more about worry. I'm saying that because I feel the same, I know I'm afraid and worried.
Quote from: Cassia on January 02, 2022, 09:37:48 AMI don't see efforts to lessen the severity of a pandemic with a higher death toll than any US war as a gateway to fascism or overcontrol.
QuoteIf anything, the average US citizen has more freedoms than ever. From smoking weed to owning 60 guns to circumventing legal tender with bitcoin to declaring your gender and producing online porn in your bedroom.
Quote from: Shiranu on January 02, 2022, 01:52:21 AMThat is not remotely what I said,
Quote from: Cassia on December 28, 2021, 01:01:42 PM Being a materialist and a mild determinist, I do sometimes wonder if these people deserve to be mocked. Nurses often report that they beg for the vax once they get the grim prognosis. They don't even know how a vaccine works. Do these people really even have a chance or choice?I liken it to ghetto kids that end up in jail. The odds are overwhelming. The future is often portrayed as being unknowable. I think that maybe individual cases are unpredictable, yes... but a properly calculated probability will always play out over time, just like a flipped coin will approach 50% as N approached that sideways 8.Are these people as much of a victim as anyone during this pandemic?