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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +2 / -1

You can be Jewish without believing the Talmud, though. I mean, Karaites aren't a majority, but they exist. And of course there are people of every religion who don't actually read their scriptures, and follow the bits they like. Dodging direct answers though, that does imply either that one doesn't have an answer, or that the answer in mind aligns with what the Talmud says. Or, maybe just not wanting to engage with a copypasta.

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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +1 / -0

That study is about influenza, unless your point is that the scientists don't fully understand flu transmission?

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Lemonadeon 2 points ago +2 / -0

The visor stops larger droplets that hit it from reaching your eyes mostly, but potentially other vectors, which is useful because the concentration of infection matters.

If you just get a little covid, your body can fight it off much better than if you get a big dose of it. The difference between no symptoms and any range of symptoms.

If the virus is really airborne, the visor will still not help you if you are in a room for a long time with covid floating around. It will basically reduce your virus load only when you are passing someone infected who coughs in an open space.

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Lemonadeon 2 points ago +2 / -0 (edited)

The idea that 'a hysteric, authoritarian response to covid is acceptable', is the hoax. Not its existence or its effect on the economy. You can indeed have it both ways, once you see that the proposed either/or paradigm doesn't hold. The idea that you'll be safe from covid because of your political inclinations is also a hoax.

China intentionally kept quiet about a deadly pandemic, and thus is foremost responsible for its spread. China's massive cover-up cost lives. Encouraging large gatherings without proper precautions costs lives. (The riots spread covid, the Chinese New Year events spread covid, and so will any other large gathering where people disregard their own safety, regardless of political party.) Discouraging effective and cheap treatments out of political spite costs lives. Relying on 100 year-old-science like staying 6 feet apart, or being reckless because you're wearing a mask, or abandoning old people out of a misplaced desire to protect them through isolation, staying indoors instead of getting out in the sun, releasing high-risk prisoners, encouraging the destruction of property and murderous hatred, forcing businesses to close without offering them support - all this costs lives.

That said, while deadly and very contagious, covid is neither so deadly nor so contagious that we're all wearing hazmat suits - no country in the world is doing that, nor recommending that; no country is living out of bunkers. The reality is that there will always be people who spread disease, and all you can do is protect yourself to your own satisfaction, and advise others as to how to protect themselves, to the requirements of your conscience.

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Lemonadeon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Show him clips of President Trump denouncing white supremacy on other occasions, further illustrating how out of touch the questions was.

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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +1 / -0

The one officer was shooting all over, apparently, and one of his shots did go through a wall and into their neighbor's place. My guess is the facts got conflated early on.

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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Happened with my grandmother and computers, and as her memory deteriorates, with a lot of other things... Earlier this month she asked if she needed to plug her glasses into an outlet, for instance.

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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think he meant, not inciting panic in front of the nation. He 'downplayed' it by staying calm and strong rather than stressed and frazzled. He talked about America taking down an invisible enemy, rather than telling us we would die to it. Remember the toilet paper shortage? Can you imagine if people had hoarded food like that?

The democrats were the ones, ironically, who went to opposite extremes: saying you shouldn't take any precautions at all and even encouraging things that would get people infected, and then reversing and mandating closures and lockdowns, coming out against effective treatments to spite the President, and whipping up a frenzy.

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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Agreed, it's sad when there aren't recent examples. And even in the articles I read, Greenwood wasn't some super special hub of innovation and commerce, it was really just a nicer black enclave. Main street with a cinema, hardly Wakanda.

My point was, I'm not sure you can call Greenwood a failure, when it was a decent place to work for decades. It is a failure, though, for people to say it's an example of white people preventing blacks from excelling - because just a year afterwards, most of it was rebuilt and it was back to business as usual. Clearly, the riot alone wasn't enough to keep black people in the slums forever, it's a matter of working for a better future, and investing in your community and things that will last.

Incidentally, Greenwood was initially populated from slaves who had been owned by native Americans and those slaves' descendants (having been let go, ironically, after the Trail of Tears). I wonder if that contributed to a different culture and ethic than other black enclaves?

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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Maybe I'm behind, but wasn't Greenwood rebuilt, like within a year or so? And wasn't it operating decently for decades afterwards, until it lost prominence in the 60's?

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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +3 / -2

Don't take anything Epoch Times says without skepticism, either. They're run by a Chinese cult, so there's an in-built bias.

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Lemonadeon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Also, as Joe leans in close, the kid, Brayden tries to back away and turns his head - and then Biden puts a hand on his neck to stop him.

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Lemonadeon 4 points ago +4 / -0

Pretty sure that's a fake quote, though...

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Lemonadeon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Diversity is a strength when it increases the number of ways you have to solve a problem, or enhances a solution. As in the case of, say, an orchestra, where a greater number of talented musicians on diverse instruments allows for more complex and varied music - given that those musicians are all on the same page, and conducted towards the same goal.

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Lemonadeon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thanks, it's been removed from their site. Apparently, the chart was removed due to "public sentiment". That sentiment being, of course, that the chart was super racist.

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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Eh, cop showed breathalyzer results to the camera right after the guy breathed in the tube. There didn't seem to be trickery there.

He didn't know where he was, and changed his story multiple times.

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Lemonadeon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wed at St. Mary's Church. Buried in the churchyard at St. Giles.

To be thorough, was cozy with the de Paiva family.

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