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Sun Jul 19, 2020, 11:25 PM

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Rhiannon12866 Jul 19 OP
Nevilledog Jul 19 #1
Rhiannon12866 Jul 19 #2
pazzyanne Jul 20 #10
smirkymonkey Jul 19 #3
Rhiannon12866 Jul 19 #4
Cracklin Charlie Jul 19 #5
Rhiannon12866 Jul 20 #6
pazzyanne Jul 20 #11
Rhiannon12866 Jul 20 #12
pazzyanne Jul 20 #13
Rhiannon12866 Jul 20 #14
pazzyanne Jul 20 #15
Rhiannon12866 Jul 20 #18
CloudWatcher Jul 20 #7
Rhiannon12866 Jul 20 #8
Cha Jul 20 #9
Pachamama Jul 20 #16
Rhiannon12866 Jul 20 #20
tblue37 Jul 20 #17
Demovictory9 Jul 20 #19

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 11:27 PM

1. My heart dropped...... and then my heart dropped.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 11:30 PM

2. I know, it struck me, too!

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 01:47 AM

10. So did mine!

What is happening in the United States is so sad, and so unnecessary.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 11:37 PM

3. K&R

It just amazes me how people have become so desensitzed to all these deaths. It's really like a war. Everyone seems to accept these deaths as something that can't be helped, but they can. It's so heartbreaking.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 11:47 PM

4. It's terrifying and unbelievable that it doesn't lead the news every day!

Each of these people is somebody's father, mother, husband, wife, child, friend or neighbor. Each of these people had a family and friends. It's stupefying that the country isn't in a uproar about it - especially since other countries have managed to get it under control.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 11:56 PM

5. My daughter hosted the video portion of a wedding shower in Missouri today.

She and I would not attend in person, as several of the people have been traveling around all summer.

Imagine our shock as we watched 30 or 40 maskless people walking around the in person hostess’ home, handing each other things, passing around a two month old baby, who was in attendance with three generations of his own family, and talking and laughing as though nothing could happen.

My daughter was very upset to see all this happening with her own grandmother, my mother in law, in attendance at the party. She was very upset when I left. I texted her later to tell her how proud I was to see her doing everything she could to keep her family safe.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 12:08 AM

6. Wow! Kudos to your daughter! I don't get it, either...

Don't these people watch any news? That's pretty much all the news is about, it's unavoidable any time you turn on the TV - and I somehow managed to get local updates on my phone, they're popping up constantly. I don't know how people can manage to hide from the most urgent issue of our lifetimes that's affecting everyone of any age in every state in this country and all over the world. I heard on some news today - probably MSNBC - the numbers of infants who have been affected! And I don't watch news like I used to, it's just too much...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 01:50 AM

11. For many of these people, Fox news is their main news source.

Fox doesn't spend much time on covering Covid-19. Fox is too busy supporting the orange menace in the White House.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 01:54 AM

12. Well, I've never watched it on purpose

I only see clips on MSNBC or posted here. I don't even know what channel it is here. And I honestly can't believe anyone is still taken in after all that's been happening in this country, things have gotten so bad that it's got to be impossible to miss.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:00 AM

13. The only time I watch is when I am fact checking something else.

I also have family members who only watch Fox, so I hear a lot of Fox talking points. I still do not understand how supposedly intelligent people can watch that channel.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:08 AM

14. I honestly didn't think I knew anyone who watched it

My mother watched it awhile back, but she had dementia. She told me that she liked Obama for president back in 2008 - until she learned he was a Democrat.

But then I learned that two women I've known and liked for years actually watch it. We were walking out of a meeting and I was talking with a friend who had hosted a meetup for one of our Democratic congressional primary candidates at her house and the discussion inevitably turned to Trump's latest offense. And the two women said to each other that they thought he was "doing a good job" and that they watch FOX. I didn't get into it with them, but I haven't felt the same way about either of them since.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:16 AM

15. Those who watch Fox must like living in a bubble with no information IMHO.

My youngest brother and I are liberals, and the rest of the family are tRump supporters. My family tossed me and my brother "out of the family" a couple of years ago. However, in recent months we have been allowed back in to the family, but we do not discuss politics by choice. The closeness of our family members has been badly damaged, and all because of a man that I have had no respect for since the early 70's. It is sad, really.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:31 AM

18. It is very sad and it makes no sense. The sooner we're rid of him the better

I've read about this happening to so many DUers and their families and it's so tough to understand since Trump is just so blatantly offensive, let alone what he's done to this country! I would think that his mishandling of this pandemic would have been the final straw.

My parents voted Republican, as did my paternal grandmother. But they were liberal Republicans, back when such a thing existed. I kept thinking that my Dad would not have liked Bush*, let alone Trump. And my grandmother saw the light early enough to vote for Bill Clinton - twice! My brother votes Republican, but I've learned just not to talk politics with him. Since my parents have been gone, he only has me, so I've made an effort to reach out. I'm close to 2 of my cousins, but they feel the same way we do. I'm fortunate that I rarely have to deal with Trump supporters since the blindness and stupidity would probably send me right over the edge...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 12:49 AM

7. 43 times

We're over 143,000 dead, just in the US. That's about 43 times the death toll from 9/11. But since there's no cool disaster footage, no buildings going up in flames, people can just ignore it. Pretend it's not happening.

Forty three times. Like a 9/11 every single day since June 7th.

To be fair, who can comprehend 143,000 dead and stay sane? Certainly not me.

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Response to CloudWatcher (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 01:00 AM

8. I feel the same way, this is as alarming as it gets

I am totally baffled when I see footage of crowded beachfronts and idiots ranting about mask mandates every time I turn on the news. But you're right, there's no dramatic disaster footage - so people can remain in denial, as long as it's not someone they know or love - yet.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 01:02 AM

9. Oh wow.. no it does not!

😷😷

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:29 AM

16. Actually- it would have had to be 3 or 4 planes colliding - large jumbo liners to kill 850 people

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 04:12 AM

20. It boggles the mind to think of how many planes that would be - or how many wars

Which is the comparison they keep making on the news - and yet there are people capable of ignoring this - or think it's "a hoax??" It is a war - and we are losing, with no help or support from our national government! In fact, they want us to ignore it!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:30 AM

17. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 02:40 AM

19. kick

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