Dr. Mike? Even he doesn't know everything. Doesn't know about the lack of real-world herd-immunity proof. Is he making some good rational point about testing revealing cases already here versus testing revealing an explosion of cases? Yes, but he's applauding the CDC when they've given conflicting info. Still lacks perspective. Good to call out media, but bad to not call out CDC and WHO, also doesn't acknowledge or question why countries like South Korea has more than enough testing kits and can test a majority of their public but the US (the most medically advanced country in the world) can't test their own. Doesn't acknowledge the kernal of truth in that finance talking head's point that imagine if we took the same precautions against the regular flu - wouldn't that save tens of thousands of lives? Why aren't those lives important? Even if the virus has a different pathology? Why aren't we panicking about those? And leans on vaccinations when I can tell you (anecdotally) everyone at my work got vaccinated, and almost everyone got a bad case of the flu (both A and B) and if the same number of elderly people got the flu as did my coworkers, I could bet that a couple of them might've died. And that's the regular flu). How many seasons have viruses like this gone undetected and been assumed to be regular flus with complications that lead to death? How many of those regular flu death number totals are really un-screened for unique viruses like Corona? And the only reason we're panicking is because we've identified it and are looking for it. How did the human race survive before mass flu vaccinations? What percentage more deaths were there before everyone got vaccinated for the flu each year? Why doesn't the flu vaccine prevent you from ever getting the flu versus just a milder case? And is there really a "new" flu every year that needs vaccinating?
Will we all learn anything from this? Half the public didn't learn from 2008 because consequences weren't fully realized. If everyone had 6-months to a year's saving set aside (even corporations) we could all weather this fine.
Seems like a group of normal non-medical-professional people could get in a room and brainstorm for 4 hours and come up with a better plan than we're seeing implemented in the US. People make the mistake of equating a doctorate with common sense and imagination (or even the ability to plan for the uexpected - why? Because its not in a book somewhere). Why does South Korea have more tests than we do? Why have they been able to implement various testing options and we can't even make the tests available?
There would be a stronger Blexit, but youtube did their part to censor independent and conservative black voices that dared even question the narrative. Before the crackdown (which happened a few months ago), the following channels would populate my feed BUT NO LONGER DO (which means there's almost zero chance they're populating your average independent's feed): Brandon Tatum, The Amazing Lucas, Kevins Corner, Jericho Green, Anthony Brian Logan, John Miller, The Hodge Twins, David Harris Junior, Larry Elder, Mikenificent, Some Black Guy and a few more who's names I can't remember because they no longer populate my feed. I still get YoungRippa, but don't expect that to last. These voices debunk the narrative (and racist stereotypes of liberals) while giving hope to minorities who might feel alone in their local liberal echo-chamber by letting them know that they're not alone in having common sense and not wanting to be manipulated/used/taken advantage of or told they're victims all their lives. Isn't it racist to censor voices because of the color of their skin? Because that's exactly what the narrative-minders are doing. God forbid another person of color go against the victimhood narrative the white liberal has crafter for them in order to white-knight them.
We're celebrating Women's month at work and they're throwing up infographics on tvs around the office. One was a graphic that says having a baby sets a woman back 34-44% salary-wise than men. I think to myself, what an awful take on a miracle, or a choice that you should be grateful for. Here, let me fix it for them. Let me take off and spend critical formative moments bonding with my child at the expense of some salary because you can't take it with you, you can't measure that. And as for Phillips, how sad is it that she's only reinforcing the gist of the infographic at my work, that material wealth or "things" are more important that life, family, relationships? In her rage I see someone (like many others like her) who have to lash out to justify their decision because there's deep seeded pain and they can't allow regret to creep in.
Let's think about this theory anyway (that everyone could have a million), if it were true (Bloomberg spent 327-trillion), and instead gave everyone a million - if everyone is rich, no one is rich. Why? If I have a million dollars what is my incentive to work (if I don't really love my job), but more importantly, what's the incentive for anyone else to work that doesn't love their job, like the people in the service industry? What about in the supply-chain industry? Etc. etc. What about the people who sell goods? How are they going to recoup costs? What happens to supply and demand and super inflation? Oh, will we export all or goods and services? Still, who will fulfill those goods and services domestically? An army of non-citizens? Won't people argue that's not fair?
Shockingly crazy. I think the sound of her voice is what did her in in her own party, because she's no more cray than the rest of them, because they're all shockingly crazy.
So proud to kill babies, even if you're for it, it seems so off
The focus group answer for Dems is that it's not about the economy, the number one thing people care about is healthcare (hence the medicare for all push), they're hanging their hat on that one. Their rally cry (on the left) is that healthcare is a right. To that I say why? Who exactly "owes" you or I healthcare? Who out there is obligated to take care of your health? What if people stop going into the healthcare field because it stops being profitable or becomes like a government job (good benefits, but poorly managed and delivering a subpar product)? If there's no one left with the knowledge to provide that healthcare, then who is going to "owe" it to you?
I agree with Dennis on a lot of things, but not on nuclear power - yes, it's the most efficient form of energy available, however (imo) the risk is not worth the reward, because the small amount of waste it produces is toxic enough to render an environment unlivable for generations, or actively poison an unlimited number of people who are exposed to it accidentally. And accidents don't just happen to places like Russia because they don't care about their people, accidents happen in the U.S., Japan, France and almost anywhere it's been used. As long as humans are involved in any part of the construction/maintenance and use of nuclear power, human nature play out and result in accidents. Many accidents are caused by a lack of foresight or imagination, many book-smart people who have the intelligence to design a reactor lack these abstract skills. I'm for a combination of fossil fuels and renewable energy (technically, fossil fuels are renewable energy but take millennia to replenish).