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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:04 PM

This let grandpa and grandma die talk

is just to condition people for how truly devastating this is gonna be. They are trying to desensitize people to believe somehow that is just the price of winning.

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Reply This let grandpa and grandma die talk (Original post)
gibraltar72 Wednesday OP
sarcasmo Wednesday #1
WyattKansas Thursday #13
dewsgirl Wednesday #2
StarryNite Wednesday #3
Sherman A1 Wednesday #5
StarryNite Wednesday #7
hamsterjill Wednesday #8
Fortinbras Armstrong Yesterday #14
NoRoadUntravelled Wednesday #4
gibraltar72 Wednesday #6
kacekwl Wednesday #9
gibraltar72 Wednesday #11
H2O Man Wednesday #10
Beartracks Thursday #12
Whiskeytide Yesterday #15

Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:06 PM

1. The GOP is pro Eugenics now and I have no doubt Bannon and Miller are behind this insanity.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:48 PM

13. Their policies have always been Eugenics, but nobody ever called them on it.

Just like NOBODY is pointing out that capitalism is only compounding the problem and set this virus up for the perfect storm... With our #1 USA!!! Health Care in the World, being only a barely adequate system not ever designed for reasonable medical care and never designed to ever see more than only those with premium health insurance coverage.

Especially when the Republican Der Hair Fuhrer refuses to implement immediate steps to mitigate supply, demand, and gouging problems hindering protections and treatments for U.S. Citizens. Instead, Corporate health and profits on Wall Street only get any emergency consideration for the Republican Party.

The Democratic Party should be beating them with those facts, until the Republicans are just a grease spot on their cow path.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:15 PM

2. I just keep thinking how did we arrive here, where this is a

part of the national conversation. It's surreal and horrifying.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:16 PM

3. I agree.

And to make people feel it's their duty to die if it might help the economy.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:39 PM

5. Yup

and just think of the savings to Social Security, pension plans (those that still have them) and all that 401k money that can be either passed down to others or more likely stolen by Wall Street (once they work out the details of doing so).

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:47 PM

7. Yes. tRump didn't create the virus but he is going to

make the most out of it to enrich himself and his buddies.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:42 PM

8. Exactly

“The patriotic thing to do” - in other words.

They are trying to make us old farts feel guilty for wanting to live. So pro life, isn’t it?

Best payback is going to be for all of us to live to vote blue for many, many years.

So, stay safe everyone.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:02 AM

14. Anyone who spouts this "seniors should be prepared to die for the good of the economy" crap

Have forfeited the right to call themselves "pro-life" in perpetuity.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:37 PM

4. I don't see it as my duty to die. I see it as my duty to

use social distancing when I must go out and to spend the rest of my time at home.

There is no human immunity to this virus. We will all get it eventually. Some of us will die and some of us will barely have symptoms. Younger people are dying from it, too.

The idea is to keep from getting the virus so I can stay out of the hospital if I'm one of the people who gets a bad case of it. It's to keep the healthcare system from crashing due to an overload if everyone gets the virus at once. Social distancing can be done by all ages to keep from overwhelming what's becoming a fragile system. If we space it in waves, more of us will survive.

If hospital beds are full of coronavirus victims, or if hospitals start closing, that means no physician to attend to births, it means accident victims, burst appendix, heart attacks, cancer patients, broken bones....none of those patients gets treated.

The idea of gathering hundreds of people together on Easter Sunday to resurrect the economy is lunacy. If they gather by the hundreds at Easter, that can make thousands more victims by May Day.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:42 PM

6. 13 th day of isolation

My wife has been to P.O. Garbage transfer station, hours before it closed. Also to Dollar General a mile away to get sinus meds. I told her I feel it is criminal for people to be out unnecessarily. Our larder was such that we really need nothing. We don't need to get in the way of people who actually need to be out.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:39 PM

9. How does putting 60 year old plus people

out in the streets get the economy back ? Are not they retired or close to retirement ? I must be missing something in this plan.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:44 PM

11. My Grandson said yesterday

Gramps how do they think somebody like me is gonna help the economy. People your age worked and have the money. Most kids my age can't afford to invest a dime, or even buy one unneeded thing.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:43 PM

10. Recommended.

That type of talk is a result of the exact conditions that you identify.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:34 AM

12. Why is it that Republicans cause - and excuse - so much "collateral damage" when they're in power?

The allow bad things to happen, rather than proactively preventing bad things.

Then they play hero while pretending to solve the crisis that they made.

And part of their "solution" to the manufactured crisis is that some people - some Americans - are going to have to pay for it.
Usually in money, lots and lots of money... but this time, they helpfully suggest, regular everyday Americans can also pay for Republican hubris with their very lives.

"Take one for the team," they're telling us. But what we really need are new team captains.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:20 AM

15. I'm not so sure about that. I suspect Тяцмр and many ...

... others in his admin have viewed the general public as little more than a resource for so long that they are genuinely confused that there is blowback about it. We are expendable to them, and that has become ingrained in who they are.

I don’t think it’s a strategy I think they’re standing there saying “What? What did I say?”

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