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Sat Jul 4, 2020, 10:11 AM

Every American has been duly warned about coronavirus.

The choice is now upon them.

It now seems that the more they are cautioned to wear masks and to maintain safe distancing, the more they rebel against it. It has become counter-productive to warn them further. Leave them with their decisions.

That would be the easy way to go.

However, it would mean that they would be a threat to everyone else. They would carelessly spread the virus to others that they might come into contact with. There could be many more deaths. We would be dependent on the "herd immunity" strategy to control the virus.

The careless and reckless disregard for others lives is incomprehensible.

Why can't we realize that we are all in this crisis together?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 10:16 AM

1. Some people just don't get it, and for the same reasons that hatred, racism and bigotry exist...

and the hard core of tRUMP supporters that we'll never reach.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 10:20 AM

2. Silly "rugged individualism."

99.9% of those who tout “rugged individualism” couldn’t survive off the grid, but they think they could, mainly because they take government for granted (roads, water, sanitation, the power grid, and a whole long list of other things as well).

Theirs is a silly, naive argument, but it’s quite pervasive.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 10:21 AM

4. Yeah, they prepped for zombies but can't handle staying home for a couple months. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 12:39 PM

8. Can't use a gun against a virus.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 10:20 AM

3. Wearing a mask is a medical statement. NOT wearing a mask is the political statement. . . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 11:13 AM

6. Well Said, Professor!

Flat and tidy....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 01:13 PM

11. Thanks. I had seen the sentiment expressed by others. I only sharpened it a bit. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 12:42 PM

9. +1

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 10:23 AM

5. I agree....it just becomes a power struggle verse educating..

They, the resistance to wearing a mask, they ultimately endanger everyone in the community thus I tend to engage in education...but to no success...Maybe I'm planting seeds so to speak...yet, it is no doubt, too late for change...I just focus every day on my COVID-19 Protocols/Protective Standards.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 12:35 PM

7. I am pretty much staying at home all the time.

I do go grocery shopping, and I have two different friends I get together with every week or two. This morning my friend Robert texted this: Greetings to you, Poindexter, and wishing you a safe and quiet Fourth. . . I shall be content to sit this weekend out and protecting my little doggies.

Usually we go for a drive and have lunch somewhere on Saturday or Sunday. Only these days we only eat out on a patio.

I texted back that I thought sitting out the weekend is the best way for us to honor the holiday.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 02:04 PM

12. Same here. Once a week out for provisions. Occasional drive in the country or late night walk.

I've survived some close calls in my life. Lucky to still be here.

I don't need to be struck down in my Golden Years by an asshole who won't wear a mask.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 12:46 PM

10. "We are all in this together" has been a complete lie from the start, we are all alone, together

Protect yourself and those closest to you, you cannot trust anyone else you come in close proximity to

Wear a fucking mask if you must go out, dont go boredom shopping, stay far away from bars and restaurants and crowds of people of all kinds

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