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Rejoice - Larnell Lewis

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Written By: Larnell Lewis
Album: Relive the Moment (Upcoming release, December 4th 2020)
Filmed and Recorded at Jukasa Studios (Darren Magierowski and Jill Zimmermann)

My gratitude to everyone involved in this project:

Live drums filmed & recorded at Jukasa Studios (Darren Magierowski and Jill Zimmermann).
Videography by Thom Varey and Marco Libretti of Varey Sound
Original album tracks recorded at Canterbury Music Company (Jeremy Darby), Thunder Dome Sound (Eddie Bullen), Sam Sound Productions (Samuel Williams), and LLMusic Studios (Larnell Lewis)
Produced & Arranged by Larnell Lewis & Eddie Bullen
All compositions written by Larnell Lewis

Alexis Baro - Trumpet
Neil Brathwaite - Tenor Sax
Samuel Williams - All Keyboards, Electric Bass
Courtenay Frazer - Synth Lead Solo
Elmer Ferrer - Electric Guitar
Larnell Lewis - Drums

Mixed by John ‘Beetle’ Bailey at The Drive Shed
Mastered by Peter Letros of Wreckhouse Mastering
Art Direction and Design by Jesse Ryan of @fweculturedesign
Photography by Avital Zemer Photography
Clothing/Fashion consultation through Val Andrews at Stylin’ by Val
Project Management by Joy Lapps-Lewis, Siobhan Murphy, and Emma Aurelia

Special thanks to @ontarioartscouncil, @factorcanada, @torontoartscouncil and @ontariocreates for their support!

Larnell proudly endorses Yamaha Electronic and Acoustic Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, D’Addario musical accessories, LP Latin Percussion, and Prologix Percussion.

Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, FACTOR, and Ontario Creates for their support!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:42:34pm

A new thread, and we don’t have to do Fuque Trump any more.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:47:48pm

The Forehead (Gaetz) will get away with it because Trump proved that you can say and do anything. Notice that not one Republican has called for him to step down. Not one.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:50:23pm

re: #2 Ace Rothstein

The Forehead (Gaetz) will get away with it because Trump proved that you can say and do anything. Notice that not one Republican has called for him to step down. Not one.

He has to deal with a new AG now. Maybe not. This was so bad the investigation started under Barr.

Such things take time, and the pressure will grow on him to explain himself or resign. Additionally, we don’t know what Republicans are saying to him outside the press.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:50:50pm

O boy, she’s riled up Christians in this thread.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:53:05pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:53:36pm
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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:56:00pm

re: #3 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He has to deal with a new AG now. Maybe not. This was so bad the investigation started under Barr.

Such things take time, and the pressure will grow on him to explain himself or resign. Additionally, we don’t know what Republicans are saying to him outside the press.

And he was planning on spending more time with Newsmax before this came out.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:56:49pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:57:43pm
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 1, 2021 • 8:58:05pm

Morning all.

The absolute incompetence of the Czech government continues. The latest chapter in the ongoing Andrej Babiš clownshow….

Politico has a good write-up on it: politico.eu

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austin_blue  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:00:22pm

re: #2 Ace Rothstein

The Forehead (Gaetz) will get away with it because Trump proved that you can say and do anything. Notice that not one Republican has called for him to step down. Not one.

Well, Trump is Trump and Gaetz is a drunken, addicted, kiddy-fiddling stumblebum who is the US Rep for Florida District One only because his very rich Daddy bought him out of trouble, he has an “R” after his name and he hates, just hates abortion and loves, just loves Jesus. And Donald Trump.

But this time might be different. Kiddy fiddling is something you accuse Hillary of, not something you want to defend within your own caucus. And those other R Reps have kids. Nobody wants to socialize with a Short Eyes.

I think he’s done. It’ll take a month or so, unless he bolts to Newsmax, but it’ll happen.

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:01:49pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:07:33pm
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William Lewis  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:08:13pm

re: #4 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

O boy, she’s riled up Christians in this thread.

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Good for her. If that riles them up, it’s their own damn foolishness.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:10:13pm
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sagehen  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:17:05pm

re: #3 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

He has to deal with a new AG now. Maybe not. This was so bad the investigation started under Barr.

Such things take time, and the pressure will grow on him to explain himself or resign. Additionally, we don’t know what Republicans are saying to him outside the press.

And Barr found it concerning enough to make extensive efforts, since last summer, to NEVER be anyplace Gaetz would be. Maybe because he didn’t want Gaetz hassling him to try to quash the investigation, or maybe Barr just didn’t want any chance of being photographed with Gaetz.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:17:46pm

Fox News Guest Blows Up At Former Trump Official: ‘You’re A Grifter’ (Huffington Post, yesterday)

Democratic strategist Chris Hahn raged at Mercedes Schlapp and Tucker Carlson for spreading conspiracy theories about vaccine passports.

A Fox News segment went off the rails Tuesday when Democratic strategist Chris Hahn torched conservatives opposing COVID-19 “vaccine passports,” calling his fellow on-air guest a “grifter” and slamming Republicans for peddling conspiracy theories.

Hahn, a frequent Fox News guest, joined former Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp on the network with host Gillian Turner to debate the idea of issuing documentation that would prove an American had been vaccinated and could travel and enter businesses safely. The Biden administration is working with private companies on a solution but has said it would ultimately be a private sector-led initiative.

A number of Republicans, including Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, have grasped the issue as their latest culture war grievance. Carlson declared it “Orwellian.” DeSantis said it was unacceptable for the government or the private sector to require proof of the coronavirus vaccination to be “able to participate in normal society.”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:19:40pm

re: #4 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That dude is a first class crank.

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austin_blue  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:19:48pm

Night all. Sweet dreams.

I used kiddy fiddling in the post above because I have no interest in getting our host attacked by people who would object to more accurate terms.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:22:14pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:23:53pm
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DodgerFan1988  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:27:26pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:30:10pm

When the Gaetz story first broke, I figured we’d first hear that he’s a fratboy wannabe pimp before we heard that the whole thing hinged upon a crazed scheme involving two grifters and a missing CIA spook.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:36:18pm

See, “Bill Barr is the most corrupt piece of shit ever” would actually be the best possible argument one could make to defend Matt Gaetz.

But this time might be different. Kiddy fiddling is something you accuse Hillary of, not something you want to defend within your own caucus. And those other R Reps have kids. Nobody wants to socialize with a Short Eyes.

In an attempt to be dramatic you’re using language the covers up the likeliest reason why they’re NOT going to have the moral reaction you’re anticipating: it’s not a child or a boy.

American conservatives have been fine with men chasing teenage girls for decades. It’s mostly been viewed as completely normal: if you’re past puberty you’re an acceptable target for lust; the curved lens of “won’t happen to MY daughter” is just permanently locked in place because a girls’ sexuality isn’t a concern because of her safety or wholeness, but as a symbol of parental virtue; they love the kind of shame-based culture that gives young women few channels to complain within and where authority figures either cover up problems or send away victims; and they fully believe in the kind of “that girl was trouble” “she was asking for it” just-so-stories that cover abuses of power.

There’s silence, but not because some moral hazard has been tripped—just as it wasn’t tripped with Roy Moore or Donald Trump—but because they’re waiting to see the exact level of fuck-up they’re covering for. Gaetz is a fruiting body from Trumpian mycelium with no allies in the more-masked party who he has specifically thrown his weight at—people like Liz Cheney—so there’s also a denominator to the math—is this slick piece of useless shit worth it?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:38:26pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:44:29pm

re: #24 The Ghost of a Flea

See, “Bill Barr is the most corrupt piece of shit ever” would actually be the best possible argument one could make to defend Matt Gaetz.

In an attempt to be dramatic you’re using language the covers up the likeliest reason why they’re NOT going to have the moral reaction you’re anticipating: it’s not a child or a boy.

American conservatives have been fine with men chasing teenage girls for decades. It’s mostly been viewed as completely normal: if you’re past puberty you’re an acceptable target for lust; the curved lens of “won’t happen to MY daughter” is just permanently locked in place because a girls’ sexuality isn’t a concern because of her safety or wholeness, but as a symbol of parental virtue; they love the kind of shame-based culture that gives young women few channels to complain within and where authority figures either cover up problems or send away victims; and they fully believe in the kind of “that girl was trouble” “she was asking for it” just-so-stories that cover abuses of power.

There’s silence, but not because some moral hazard has been tripped—just as it wasn’t tripped with Roy Moore or Donald Trump—but because they’re waiting to see the exact level of fuck-up they’re covering for. Gaetz is a fruiting body from Trumpian mycelium with no allies in the more-masked party who he has specifically thrown his weight at—people like Liz Cheney—so there’s also a denominator to the math—is this slick piece of useless shit worth it?

The problem before the GQP is that the last time they gambled that the public wouldn’t give a shit about moral bankruptcy, Dems ran against the “Culture of Corruption” and won big. Matty already has a declared opponent for the party nomination in his district, to whom this whole thing is gonna seem like a convenient excuse to eject a problem child before he ends up costing the party a seat next year.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:47:38pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 1, 2021 • 9:47:50pm

The wild fucking thing is…I think sex work should be legal and free of stigma.

What I hate is these fuckers that specifically create moral stigmas for sex and specific “weird” sex acts, and legal punishments for sex work…

…but also seem to really like the demimonde of illicit and transactional sex that forms as a direct result of their actions, and see it as completely normal to indulge themselves while also persecuting others.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:05:29pm

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:05:41pm

The problem before the GQP right now is that they’ve spent weeks painting themselves into a corner with regards to sexual deviancy. They decided they couldn’t let a crisis go to waste in NY and turned allegations of sexual harassment on the part of Andy Cumono into a litmus test of one’s dedication to morality and ethics.

It’s generally hard to maintain the stance that being a little handy or saying things that might get misinterpreted is grounds for immediate resignation…but allegations of being a drug fiend and a sexual predator are cool if the DOJ hasn’t officially charged and convicted you yet.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:12:10pm

re: #29 Patricia Kayden

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FINALLY SOMETHING I COULD EAT THAT’S IN A KRISPY KREME BOX!

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:13:07pm

So Matt Gaetz is the 2022 version of Mark Foley.

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:20:18pm

From the summer of 2020.

These assholes have been getting away with crimes for so long, it was only a matter of time before they got sloppy and used fucking Venmo to pay for sex.

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(((Archangel1)))  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:25:41pm

re: #29 Patricia Kayden

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:26:47pm

re: #30 Targetpractice

The problem before the GQP right now is that they’ve spent weeks painting themselves into a corner with regards to sexual deviancy. They decided they couldn’t let a crisis go to waste in NY and turned allegations of sexual harassment on the part of Andy Cumono into a litmus test of one’s dedication to morality and ethics.

It’s generally hard to maintain the stance that being a little handy or saying things that might get misinterpreted is grounds for immediate resignation…but allegations of being a drug fiend and a sexual predator are cool if the DOJ hasn’t officially charged and convicted you yet.

Don’t forget Joe the Groper/sniffer etc.

If anything, this will have Gaetz rise up in their ranks.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:31:10pm

How Tippi celebrates Good Friday…

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:33:42pm

re: #35 GlutenFreeJesus

Don’t forget Joe the Groper/sniffer etc.

If anything, this will have Gaetz rise up in their ranks.

Yeah, but that was really going nowhere, as evidenced by Biden’s victory last November and his continued poll numbers.

Cuomo is where they thought they’d hit pay dirt, since he was already facing a lot of negativity before the news about the nursing homes broke. The sexual harassment allegations were what they thought would be the tipping point, where either they’d take a scalp by forcing him to resign or they could sway voters in the midterms by running on “My opponent supports serial groper Andrew Cuomo!”

Matt Gaetz just blew up that entire scheme and it has gotta have more than a few in the leadership seeing red right about now.

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:43:15pm
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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:45:28pm

Gaetz was supposed to come out to California and go to several Recall Newsom rallies.

Frankly, I hope the stuck up fuck does show up with Gym Neighbors, MTG and Boobert. That would guarantee a landslide NO vote!

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:50:47pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:52:09pm

re: #30 Targetpractice

Not really. The singular principle of conservatism is a hierarchy in which “betters” are on top.

That’s also sometimes written as “conservatives believe there are people who the law binds but does not protect, and others who the law protects but does not bind.”

While criminals and perverts pop up in both parties, the way they are treated are different, and when evidence is overwhelming against a conservative, they will try to take as many people down with them as they can (such as Duncan Hunter the Lesser, who dragged down his wife with him over wire fraud and misuse of campaign funds, then pardoned by Donald Trump).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:53:37pm

re: #39 🌹UOJB!

Gaetz was supposed to come out to California and go to several Recall Newsom rallies.

Frankly, I hope the stuck up fuck does show up with Gym Neighbors, MTG and Boobert. That would guarantee a landslide NO vote!

I hope Liz Cheney goes to FL-1 and campaigns for his opponent in the primary (assuming Gaetz is still running).

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 1, 2021 • 10:57:47pm

Can’t wait for Good Friday cause I got a feeling there are plenty of Gaetz bombshells tomorrow that will turn it into a GREAT FRIDAY!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 11:03:26pm

Atheist humour from Laughing in Disbelief:

Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert and Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene secretly filmed an adult film titled Two Smoking Hotties For Christ. The film depicts, “How two courageous cul-de-sac mommies threw off the chains of the deep state and plunged deep into exploring each other’s bodies and firearms.” Many online reviews of the movie praise producer/director Andrew Canard’s vision of freedom, defense of evangelical Christianity, and the American way. It’s a safe bet that both politicians will win many honors at the upcoming AVN (Adult Video News) Awards.

(synopsis of the “film” follows at the link)

Lauren Boebert And Marjorie Greene’s Adult Film Broke The Internet

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 1, 2021 • 11:08:47pm
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-highest ranking member of Democratic Party leadership in the House, told HuffPost he’s “insulted” by the position Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W Va.) is taking on the party’s top legislative priority: a giant reform package that includes an expansion of voting rights across the country.

Manchin, the only Democratic senator not to co-sponsor the For The People Act this year, very carefully backed parts of the bill in a statement issued on March 25. While he expressed some support for elements of the bill, he also said that he was primarily focused on finding “a bipartisan solution” to the issues the bill addresses, including voting rights.

For Clyburn, Manchin’s statement prioritizes bipartisanship over the voting rights of Black Americans and other minority groups.

“I’m insulted when he tells me that it’s more important to maintain a relationship with the minority in the U.S. Senate than it is for you to maintain a relationship with the minority of voters in America,” Clyburn said in an interview. “That’s insulting to me.”

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Jim Clyburn ‘Insulted’ By Joe Manchin’s Position On Voting Rights Bill (Huffington Post)

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2021 • 11:08:52pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Not really. The singular principle of conservatism is a hierarchy in which “betters” are on top.

That’s also sometimes written as “conservatives believe there are people who the law binds but does not protect, and others who the law protects but does not bind.”

While criminals and perverts pop up in both parties, the way they are treated are different, and when evidence is overwhelming against a conservative, they will try to take as many people down with them as they can (such as Duncan Hunter the Lesser, who dragged down his wife with him over wire fraud and misuse of campaign funds, then pardoned by Donald Trump).

Of all the parts of this whole scandal, that is the one is likely to do Gaetz in. Among the unspoken rules of modern conservatism is the one that goes “don’t shit where you eat.” Few things set off the party’s rich donor class more than finding out that their money is funding your perversions. And few things will provoke the leadership to cut you loose than the worry that failing to do so might lead to those same donors cutting off donations until the matter is “dealt with.”

Gaetz isn’t going to resign, at least not based upon what we know now. After all, he got this far with people knowing just what sort of fratboy douchebag he is. But predictions that he’ll weather this storm depend largely upon the idea that the DOJ investigation goes nowhere and we never learn the identity of his victim(s).

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 1, 2021 • 11:10:21pm

re: #24 The Ghost of a Flea

…..
American conservatives have been fine with men chasing teenage girls for decades. It’s mostly been viewed as completely normal: if you’re past puberty you’re an acceptable target for lust; ….and they fully believe in the kind of “that girl was trouble” “she was asking for it” just-so-stories that cover abuses of power.

There’s silence, but not because some moral hazard has been tripped—just as it wasn’t tripped with Roy Moore or Donald Trump—but because they’re waiting to see the exact level of fuck-up they’re covering for. Gaetz is a fruiting body from Trumpian mycelium with no allies in the more-masked party who he has specifically thrown his weight at—people like Liz Cheney—so there’s also a denominator to the math—is this slick piece of useless shit worth it?

Roy Moore did manage to lose to Doug Jones — but he received an overwhelming majority of the white vote. You can always count on white conservatives supporting any outrageous behavior of white Republican candidates who have a consistent record favoring white supremacy and theocracy.

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sagehen  Apr 1, 2021 • 11:18:51pm

Anybody here watching Snowfall? It’s a fictionalization of the contra cocaine CIA story…

This season, there’s a female journalist with a 2nd-string Los Angeles newspaper, who seems to be playing the Gary Webb role. I’m worried for her; I like the character, I hope she lives through the season. (the real Gary Webb supposedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the back of the head. Twice.)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 1, 2021 • 11:44:46pm

heh, thread

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 2, 2021 • 12:04:35am

From Friendly Atheist:

Online “Boot Camp” Teaches Anti-Vaxxers How to Spread COVID Conspiracy Theories

It’s no secret that conspiracy theories and misinformation concerning COVID-19 are rampant (however much we might wish we didn’t have to live with this cursed knowledge). But it gets worse.

Some anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists are actively trying to boost the spread of anti-vaxxer pseudoscience by teaching like-minded people how to argue convincingly for their anti-science position… and despite the precarious economic times, people are forking over good money for the chance to learn.

That’s according to CBC journalists Katie Pedersen, Eric Szeto, and Asha Tomlinson, who took part in one such course for a Marketplace (goes to the CBC) investigation. The course — Mastering Vaccine Info Boot Camp, offered by Ohio osteopath Sherri Tenpenny — has existed since 2017, but its current iteration is focused specifically on COVID-19 and the vaccines against it that have become available in recent weeks.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 2, 2021 • 12:32:03am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 2, 2021 • 12:52:54am

RFD-TV is the flagship pay network for the Rural Media Group.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 2, 2021 • 1:02:59am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 2, 2021 • 1:05:35am

Move over Krispy Kreme

Come by The Greenhouse with your proof of vaccination and you’ll receive a FREE UBaked Pre-Roll (goes to the company site of The Greenhouse of Walled Lake—Walled Lake is a community of about 7,000 in Oakland County, Michigan, just outside of Detroit)

We’re all hoping that the Covid vaccine is the beginning of the end for this pandemic that has taken such a toll on our neighbors, our communities and our nation. If you choose to get the Covid vaccine (we always support the freedom of choice) this is our way of saying “thank you” for helping to end this pandemic and getting us back to normal.

No Purchase Necessary, must be 21 years old or older or have a valid and unexpired medical card with ID. 1 Free pre-roll per patient/customer. Free pre-roll must be picked up in-store or via curbside pickup at The Greenhouse. Free pre-roll available after 1st dose of vaccine.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 2, 2021 • 1:08:57am

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Cool, I’ll have to suggest that to my online delivery service, Mountain Remedy.

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2021 • 1:45:16am

Out of sheer boredom, decided to check out this series called Calls on Apple TV+. And, uhm, yeah…this is some weird stuff.

Calls — Official Trailer l Apple TV+

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 2, 2021 • 2:30:46am

re: #51 Dread Pirate Ron

Fans of the Niven books will trash it, I bet.

That short interview mentioned the Amazon “LOTR” project, but that project is a good example of such kinds of fans - and there are a lot of Tolkien fans - already bemoaning what Amazon will bring. Some of that is based on the casting call by Amazon (which apparently mentioned requirements for nudity and sex scenes) and some of the actor choices already. A few of them have, gasp, more melanin in their skin than the actors in the PJ movies.

And Tolkien fans do rightly point out that the Amazon project is not “Lord Of The Rings”. Instead, Amazon was green-lit by the Tolkien estate to do a series on the second-age, which in Tolkien’s universe has minimal description.

Anyway, as many people I have awaited a screen adaptation of Niven’s books. Maybe someday we’ll finally seen some.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 2, 2021 • 2:35:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 2, 2021 • 2:57:07am

Ewww … buried in an article at The Daily Beast:

The cartoonishly scandalous perception of Gaetz is so commonplace that sometimes it’s visible, literally, in the halls of Congress. A Hill source sent The Daily Beast a photo of a trash bin outside Gaetz’s office as lawmakers cleared out their offices at the end of a recent session. At the top of the heap was an empty Costco-size box of “Bareskin” Trojan condoms.

Republicans Have Been Waiting for a Matt Gaetz Scandal to Break

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2021 • 3:11:05am

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Ewww … buried in an article at The Daily Beast:

Republicans Have Been Waiting for a Matt Gaetz Scandal to Break

Repubs have a twisted but strong survival instinct when it comes to politics. If they’re giving Matty a wide berth, that’s pretty clear evidence that they know his career’s about to implode and they don’t want to get hit by the shrapnel.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 3:16:00am

re: #60 Targetpractice

Repubs have a twisted but strong survival instinct when it comes to politics. If they’re giving Matty a wide berth, that’s pretty clear evidence that they know his career’s about to implode and they don’t want to get hit by the shrapnel.

or ready to throw him overboard as a distraction from other shenanigans.

but if they can no longer just ignore it, it must be big, their general approach is to double down and deflect.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2021 • 3:16:24am

re: #60 Targetpractice

Repubs have a twisted but strong survival instinct when it comes to politics. If they’re giving Matty a wide berth, that’s pretty clear evidence that they know his career’s about to implode and they don’t want to get hit by the shrapnel.

When the GOP circles the wagons, it’s because they reckon they can ride out a scandal. When they cut one of their own loose, it’s because they know the shit’s about to hit the fan - and they don’t want that shit sticking to them.

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steve_davis  Apr 2, 2021 • 3:24:35am

re: #19 austin_blue

Night all. Sweet dreams.

I used kiddy fiddling in the post above because I have no interest in getting our host attacked by people who would object to more accurate terms.

just to be clear: having sex with a 17 year-old is not pedophilia, and we need to stop talking about it like it is. In our society, it’s rather gross for an older man to do so, and it’s illegal because we’ve determined that the age of consent is 18, but it’s not “kiddy fiddling” or pedophilia. It’s just against the law for anyone older than I think 19, which is why older boyfriends sometimes find themselves having to deal with statutory rape allegations from angry parents.

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2021 • 3:32:24am

re: #62 Dr Lizardo

When the GOP circles the wagons, it’s because they reckon they can ride out a scandal. When they cut one of their own loose, it’s because they know the shit’s about to hit the fan - and they don’t want that shit sticking to them.

What they’re doing is weighing the odds, which in this case are pretty stacked against Gaetz. The DOJ’s confirmed that there’s an investigation, and that it’s been going on for awhile. And that Greenberg just got hit with a third superseding indictment yesterday, which means he’s under a lot of pressure to make a deal to help the DOJ catch a bigger fish. So they’re going to put as much space between themselves and him as possible until he’s either cleared…or the DOJ indicts him.

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Teukka  Apr 2, 2021 • 3:39:02am

re: #63 steve_davis

just to be clear: having sex with a 17 year-old is not pedophilia, and we need to stop talking about it like it is. In our society, it’s rather gross for an older man to do so, and it’s illegal because we’ve determined that the age of consent is 18, but it’s not “kiddy fiddling” or pedophilia. It’s just against the law for anyone older than I think 19, which is why older boyfriends sometimes find themselves having to deal with statutory rape allegations from angry parents.

But I seem to recall some information that the girl was 14 when they began to have contact, which complicates things…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 2, 2021 • 3:41:38am

re: #63 steve_davis

just to be clear: having sex with a 17 year-old is not pedophilia, and we need to stop talking about it like it is. In our society, it’s rather gross for an older man to do so, and it’s illegal because we’ve determined that the age of consent is 18, but it’s not “kiddy fiddling” or pedophilia. It’s just against the law for anyone older than I think 19, which is why older boyfriends sometimes find themselves having to deal with statutory rape allegations from angry parents.

It is against federal law to transport a seventeen year old across state lines for sex.

Paedophilia is the attraction to minors before puberty. Libertarians sometimes try to parse it as ephebophilia. The specific wording doesn’t matter, they are both minors.

18 U.S. Code § 2423 - Transportation of minors

(a) Transportation With Intent To Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity.—
A person who knowingly transports an individual who has not attained the age of 18 years in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any commonwealth, territory or possession of the United States, with intent that the individual engage in prostitution, or in any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense, shall be fined under this title and imprisoned not less than 10 years or for life.

(more at Cornell Law)

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:00:55am

I’m not really interested in a debate on the correct term for a 38 year old man engaging in sex with a 17 year old girl, or in the rightness or wrongness of age of consent laws in various states. Especially if, as the allegations seem to be leaning, the victim was groomed and/or raped by Gaetz.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:07:31am

re: #2 Ace Rothstein

The Forehead (Gaetz) will get away with it because Trump proved that you can say and do anything. Notice that not one Republican has called for him to step down. Not one.

gotta wait till all the facts are in. //
oh wait but then it’ll be can’t comment on an active case/trial

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:09:58am

re: #67 Targetpractice

I’m not really interested in a debate on the correct term for a 38 year old man engaging in sex with a 17 year old girl, or in the rightness or wrongness of age of consent laws in various states. Especially if, as the allegations seem to be leaning, the victim was groomed and/or raped by Gaetz.

I wonder how much backroom talking the GOP is doing with his father. I presume he’s a major GOP donor and has influence in Florida politics. So part of the quiet is them awaiting some decision regarding how tossing Matt under the bus will affect things in that area.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:11:42am

re: #69 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I wonder how much backroom talking the GOP is doing with his father. I presume he’s a major GOP donor and has influence in Florida politics. So part of the quiet is them awaiting some decision regarding how tossing Matt under the bus will affect things in that area.

I have despised the little prick ever since his gas mask stunt.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:14:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:15:38am

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Stunning new data from
brennancenter
: 361 bills to restrict voting rights introduced in 47 states as of March 24

That’s up from 253 restrictive bills as of Feb 19, a 43% increase in a month

55 restrictive bills in 24 states moving through legislatures

Civil War in 2025…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:18:46am

On the opposite side of voter suppression:

Fined for not voting? Bill would create $20 penalty for non-voters (Connecticut Post)

What would it take to get you to vote in the next election? How about a $20 fine if you neglected the civic duty?

Mandatory voting with a potential monetary penalty is just one of about 30 election-related bills that have been submitted to the General Assembly this session.

(more)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:20:03am

re: #73 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

On the opposite side of voter suppression:

Fined for not voting? Bill would create $20 penalty for non-voters

There are similar laws on the books in Australia

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:22:01am

Well, getting 2021 off to a rousing start, the wireless card in my work PC was dead this morning when I got up. Thankfully, I have plenty of redundancy options, so I was able to fail over to a backup relatively quickly while I get a new one ordered in from Amazon. A pain, yes, but not the biggest headache.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:40:25am

re: #45 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Manchin is horrible. So he’s pretty much okay with the outrageous voting suppression laws that are being passed in red states. Good to know.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:43:58am

I’m going to mosey off to bed. CU L8R.

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DodgerFan1988  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:52:14am
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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:56:47am

from boehner’s new book

On Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “By 2013 the chaos caucus in the House had built up their own power base thanks to fawning right-wing media and outrage-driven fundraising cash. And now they had a new head lunatic leading the way, who wasn’t even a House member. There is nothing more dangerous than a reckless asshole who thinks he is smarter than everyone else. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Senator Ted Cruz.”

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 4:58:48am

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Not all of those states are controlled by Republicans. Where are the other bills coming from?

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Florida Panhandler  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:03:54am

re: #2 Ace Rothstein

The Forehead (Gaetz) will get away with it because Trump proved that you can say and do anything. Notice that not one Republican has called for him to step down. Not one.

When you become the Party of White Nationalism that really is the only metric your voting base holds you to.

The German Nazi Party was a bunch of scumbags and everyone knew it yet 35% or so of Germany voted for them. Sound familiar?

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:25:14am

I realize I am a white man and may not understand everything, but, even though Biden’s cabinet only contains 5 straight white men out of 15 members, the criticism is that he doesn’t have an Asian American or Pacific Islander. Sometimes, you’re just going to decide that you can’t find someone you think is a good fit. At some level, doesn’t the diversity he has in the cabinet - and his Vice President - mean he’s got the interests of even the groups not directly represented covered?

bbc.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:26:41am

re: #82 Belafon

I realize I am a white man and may not understand everything, but, even though Biden’s cabinet only contains 5 straight white men out of 15 members, the criticism is that he doesn’t have an Asian American or Pacific Islander.

bbc.com

The idea is to fill the posts with the best people regardless of origin, not people of the right origin regardless of qualification.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:31:17am

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But I’m sure President Biden could have found a qualified Asian or Pacific Islander. He can do better on that issue. Otherwise, he’s doing an outstanding job as President.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:33:11am

re: #80 Belafon

Not all of those states are controlled by Republicans. Where are the other bills coming from?

Also depends on the definition of “restrictive bills”. Stiffening ID requirements? Closing polling places or reducing hours? Limiting absentee/mail-in/early voting?

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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:34:45am

What time today do you think Matt will quit Congress?

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steve_davis  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:39:05am

re: #65 Teukka

But I seem to recall some information that the girl was 14 when they began to have contact, which complicates things…

ah. now that does change things!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:41:15am

re: #65 Teukka

But I seem to recall some information that the girl was 14 when they began to have contact, which complicates things…

And is this not all part of a bigger investigation involving shady financial dealings?

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steve_davis  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:42:50am

re: #67 Targetpractice

“I’m not really interested in a debate on the correct term for a 38 year old man engaging in sex with a 17 year old girl.”

Words have actual meanings. If having sex with a 17 year old is pedophelia, then apparently having sex with a 10 year old is no worse, as it is the same offense, by your lazy definition.

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DodgerFan1988  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:46:05am

It’s the company you keep.

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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:46:45am

re: #67 Targetpractice

I’m not really interested in a debate on the correct term for a 38 year old man engaging in sex with a 17 year old girl, or in the rightness or wrongness of age of consent laws in various states. Especially if, as the allegations seem to be leaning, the victim was groomed and/or raped by Gaetz.

I’m sure Bill Mahar will explain to us tonight how this is not a big deal at all and the people who have a problem with this are the real problem.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:50:59am

re: #91 b.d. (America is Great Again)

I’m sure Bill Mahar will explain to us tonight how this is not a big deal at all and the people who have a problem with this are the real problem.

the definition is less relevant than the question of whether it comprises acceptable and justifiable behavior

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:57:27am

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 5:58:54am

re: #93 Dangerman

Perfect and especially his name.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:02:15am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the definition is less relevant than the question of whether it is acceptable and defensible behavior

Last week the conviction of a rapist was tossed based on a comma.

What matters is the law. He’s an effing congressman fer cryin out loud

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jeffreyw  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:03:23am

Good morning!

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:09:50am

re: #94 PhillyPretzel

Perfect and especially his name.

Same guy

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:10:55am

re: #95 Dangerman

Last week the conviction of a rapist was tossed based on a comma.

What matters is the law. He’s an effing congressman fer cryin out loud

are you talking about the Minnesota “she got drunk so it wasn’t rape” case?

and yes, the main question surrounding Mr G is the legality of his actions, the terms applied to describe what did are secondary

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:13:20am

re: #97 Dangerman

The polemic technique of equating “legal person” with “human being” is appalling.

Corporations only exist because we have created a legal and regulatory framework allowing them to exist.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:19:05am

re: #2 Ace Rothstein

The Forehead (Gaetz) will get away with it because Trump proved that you can say and do anything. Notice that not one Republican has called for him to step down. Not one.

Gaetz isn’t trump. And as for trump getting away with everything, I’m still hopeful that won’t wind up being the case.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:19:57am

re: #90 DodgerFan1988

Fuck Boehner too. He’s trying to recycle his own awful career and positions. That he wasn’t completely bugnuts insane doesn’t diminish the damage he and the rest of the GOP did while he was Speaker.

He enabled the Tea Party to run roughshod. And by Tea Party, I mean the unrepentant Lost Cause White Supremacists who dressed up in colonial gear only because the Confederate Greys were more expensive (and overt in the racism).

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:20:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:24:02am

re: #101 lawhawk

He enabled the Tea Party to run roughshod. And by Tea Party, I mean the unrepentant Lost Cause White Supremacists who dressed up in colonial gear only because the Confederate Greys were more expensive (and overt in the racism).

The central imagery of the Tea Party reflected its message:
Foreign tyrant = legally elected representative government
(whenever they do something we don’t agree with)

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:27:00am

re: #89 steve_davis

“I’m not really interested in a debate on the correct term for a 38 year old man engaging in sex with a 17 year old girl.”

Words have actual meanings. If having sex with a 17 year old is pedophelia, then apparently having sex with a 10 year old is no worse, as it is the same offense, by your lazy definition.

If the state law is that sex with someone under the age of consent is rape, then it doesn’t matter if the person is 16, 12, or 10, except as to the degree of the crime. Some of these sex crime laws have differential ages, where if the person over age of consent is x number of years above the age of consent, then there’s higher penalties. In this case, we’re talking about Gaetz who was well above age of consent, having sex with someone under age of consent. That’s statutory rape. Period.

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:31:04am

re: #89 steve_davis

“I’m not really interested in a debate on the correct term for a 38 year old man engaging in sex with a 17 year old girl.”

Words have actual meanings. If having sex with a 17 year old is pedophelia, then apparently having sex with a 10 year old is no worse, as it is the same offense, by your lazy definition.

Would you like to also argue over whether the correct term is “magazine” or “clip”? Or how an AR-15 is not an “assault rifle” because it lacks the option for burst/automatic fire? These are debates, just as that between “paedophilia” and “ephebophilia,” that are intended to do two things: Argue that the ignorance of the party that does not use the “correct” term means they cannot intelligently weigh in on a discussion of policy/law or to confuse the issue by using terms that are less commonly used and thus do not carry the same negative connotations as their “incorrect” counterparts.

Or, in short, I don’t give a flying fuck how it might pain you to hear the “lazy definition” used.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:33:35am
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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:33:44am

re: #104 lawhawk

If the state law is that sex with someone under the age of consent is rape, then it doesn’t matter if the person is 16, 12, or 10, except as to the degree of the crime. Some of these sex crime laws have differential ages, where if the person over age of consent is x number of years above the age of consent, then there’s higher penalties. In this case, we’re talking about Gaetz who was well above age of consent, having sex with someone under age of consent. That’s statutory rape. Period.

*if* the videos he is said to have shown to colleagues on the floor…ie at work…were of a minor, that could be seriously problematic as well

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:34:15am

Trump’s even fucking up vaccine production out of office:

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:35:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:36:44am

re: #105 Targetpractice

Would you like to also argue over whether the correct term is “magazine” or “clip”? Or how an AR-15 is not an “assault rifle” because it lacks the option for burst/automatic fire?

When a mass murderer fires 30 rounds into a crowd, it is rather irrelevant whether they were held in a magazine or clip…

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jeffreyw  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:40:37am

re: #48 sagehen

Anybody here watching Snowfall? It’s a fictionalization of the contra cocaine CIA story…

We watched the first 3 seasons and really liked the show. The way season three ended led me to believe it was the last so I am happy you made me go look.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:41:21am

re: #106 Belafon

[Embedded content]

electoral-vote.com, Dr Paul dorsey

- the latest poll indicates that 25% of the U.S. population will refuse to be vaccinated. This will help keep COVID around for a few more months.

-COVID fatigue is the new pandemic. People are heading back to work, the beach, restaurants, bars and hair salons. The downward pressure on R0, from vaccinations and the protection afforded by having been infected, is being offset by less careful behavior.
….

We must to get R0 less than 1.0. If you want to be part of the solution, continue social distancing protocols, even after being vaccinated. We need a drop, in new cases and deaths, of about 90% from current levels prior to being able to relax. Unfortunately, I have little evidence that enough Americans are willing to do what is necessary to stop COVID. Until then, I will dream of lying on a beach in Australia where COVID-19 was effectively eradicated six months ago. **Even now, if the U.S. would really shut down for a month or so, this would all be over, but there is no way that will ever happen**

.

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:43:23am

re: #112 Dangerman

electoral-vote.com, Dr Paul dorsey

.

Welcome to 1919, where the public got “tired” of dealing with precautions put in place to deal with Spanish Flu…and caused a resurgence that meant it wasn’t effectively ended until April 1920.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:44:19am

re: #109 Belafon

[Embedded content]

Is it a liberal trick or just sane people?

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:45:16am

David Simon is the entire reason to be on Twitter. That is all.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:48:21am

re: #115 The Pie Overlord!

David Simon is the entire reason to be on Twitter. That is all.

And I like how Tim completely ignores the 9/11 reference, people who weren’t actually pilots.

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:50:10am

I will say that I rarely hear anybody insist on the term “ephebophilia” that isn’t a skeevy grown man trying to argue that it should be legal for him to date and bang 17 yr olds because “pedophilia” only applies to kids and he thinks age of consent laws are wrong for saying that a “woman” of 17 can’t consent to sex.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:50:13am

re: #115 The Pie Overlord!

David Simon is the entire reason to be on Twitter. That is all.

[Embedded content]

Why does Delta feel you don’t need an ID to vote but you do need one to board a Delta flight

Also cause they don’t
Valid ticket is a!l you need domestically mostly
The rest is your government hard at work. TSA/FAA regs

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:52:18am

re: #115 The Pie Overlord!

David Simon is the entire reason to be on Twitter. That is all.

[Embedded content]

Ps how did the 9/11 guys get on the planes?

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:52:38am

re: #116 Belafon

And I like how Tim completely ignores the 9/11 reference, people who weren’t actually pilots.

Ah gmta

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A Cranky One  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:53:58am

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:56:55am

re: #112 Dangerman

It’s long been too late for a shutdown. I think people have a naïve mental model of the pandemic. We were masking up last fall and winter and I gave up Christmas. The case rate still spiked. You can’t do the same thing time after time and expect a different result. I’m not going to let people tell me “”MASK HARDER! ISOLATE HARDER!”, but that’s all I hear. Don’t wonder about “pandemic fatigue”.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:57:13am

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:57:26am

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:57:49am

We’ve heard from Sir Boehner the Lachrymose today, but it’s not going to take the light off of Gaetz.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:58:00am
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 6:58:03am

re: #121 A Cranky One

How about using that old and very memorable Apple commercial where everyone in a sort of uniform is watching a very large screen and a female athlete comes in and breaks the screen with a thrown hammer?

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:00:15am

re: #126 Belafon

[Embedded content]

Alexa, show me three examples of white privilege.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:01:02am

re: #122 Sherlock Hound

It’s long been too late for a shutdown. I think people have a naïve mental model of the pandemic. We were masking up last fall and winter and I gave up Christmas. The case rate still spiked. You can’t do the same thing time after time and expect a different result. I’m not going to let people tell me “”MASK HARDER! ISOLATE HARDER!”, but that’s all I hear. Don’t wonder about “pandemic fatigue”.

Dorseys implied point is total participation would /could work in a month
Just us doing it was not enough

Instead it’ll take us 6, 8 or how many more months while people keep dying from others infecting them

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:02:28am

re: #126 Belafon

[Embedded content]

. I have never thought to myself, ‘OK I’m gonna go vote today. Will they have snacks?’”

Said white folks who probably never waited 10 minutes to vote

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:05:51am

re: #130 Dangerman

Almost every time when I have worked the polls there has always food and water around. If anyone asks for some water to take a pill there is always someone at my polling place who has an extra bottle of water. And as for food there is always a half open box of donuts or potato chips around.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:12:19am
Evangelical Christians and small-government activists, among the fiercest critics of President Joe Biden and the Democratic Congress, are finding solace in $1,400 stimulus checks that some are sharing with churches and political causes.
In a January Bible study livestream, Virginia pastor E.W. Jackson said a pair of Georgians headed for the U.S. Senate were “demoniacally possessed” and their fellow Democrats were “cursing” the country by supporting abortion access and gay rights. Newly minted senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were key to Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which passed the evenly divided Senate with no Republican support.

But as the stimulus checks they enabled arrive, Jackson, said his followers should have no qualms about accepting the Democrats’ largess — and passing 10% to his ministry, the 100-member Called Church of Chesapeake.

“They tithe the income they have coming in. That includes the stimulus,” said Jackson, 69, the founder of a conservative political-action committee and an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate and Virginia lieutenant governor. “Whenever God gives us increase, whatever the source might be, we give some to God to acknowledge that it comes from him.

bloomberg.com

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:13:10am
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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:15:34am

re: #133 Belafon

Either that or the only people left admitting that they voted for Trump are the far, far, far-right wing loons.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:15:43am

My sister insists that people shouldn’t be allowed to vote unless they have a drivers license.

My sister never got a drivers license.

I pointed that out to her and asked how she would vote if she didn’t have one and her reply…you guessed it folks!

“The Lord Will Provide Me A Way To Vote”.

Xtianity…

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jaunte  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:15:49am
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No Malarkey!  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:16:16am

re: #132 Belafon

bloomberg.com

He should make up his mind as to whether the money comes from God or demons.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:17:55am

re: #131 PhillyPretzel

As a matter of fact I have a picture (side ways of course) of some available food from one Election Day a while ago. One candidate actually gave this so-called lunch to his poll workers.

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No Malarkey!  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:18:35am

Happy to report virtually no side effects from my second Moderna shot yesterday. Slight achiness addressed with a couple of Aleve.

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Nojay UK  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:19:17am

re: #122 Sherlock Hound

It’s long been too late for a shutdown.

One of the epidemiologists who was doing modelling on the new-at-the-time COVID-19 which was spreading around the world in March last year was asked about shutting things down and re-opening them repeatedly to try and control the epidemic. He was very blunt about it, “You get one lockdown. One.” After that the fear wears off, the disease, the sicknesses and deaths become the new normal and people get tired of making the effort to prevent the spread continuing, second and third waves.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:19:33am

re: #139 No Malarkey!

Happy to report virtually no side effects from my second Moderna shot yesterday. Slight achiness addressed with a couple of Aleve.

Sadly, mine yesterday didn’t prevent me from coming to work today.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:19:33am

re: #132 Belafon

E W Jackoff is like every other Pulpit Pimp riding the Tax Exempt Faith Based Gravy Train! All those Pulpit Pimps care about is fleecing the flock for every last tax-exempt penny they can get their hands on.

It’s time to kick these Pulpit Pimps & Gawdly Grifters off of the Gravy Train AND TAX THE CHURCHES!

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:20:44am

re: #132 Belafon

bloomberg.com

two comments

- Evangelical Christians and small-government activists
by my reckoning the government hasnt ‘grown’ since Joe took office.
it’s simply done more work.
the size of the debt or deficit have nothing to do with the size of government - ie ‘small’

- the 100-member Called Church of Chesapeake.
My eye saw “Cheapskate”

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danarchy  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:23:28am

re: #139 No Malarkey!

Happy to report virtually no side effects from my second Moderna shot yesterday. Slight achiness addressed with a couple of Aleve.

I thought you weren’t supposed to take nsaids after the shot because they can mute the immune response. I was told to take tylenol if I needed anything for pain.

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:23:37am

re: #139 No Malarkey!

Happy to report virtually no side effects from my second Moderna shot yesterday. Slight achiness addressed with a couple of Aleve.

If you notice problems with electronic devices, don’t worry, that just means the Gates/Soros microchips need a moment to update to the latest firmware.

//

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:24:53am

re: #135 🌹UOJB!

My sister insists that people shouldn’t be allowed to vote unless they have a drivers license.

My sister never got a drivers license.

I pointed that out to her and asked how she would vote if she didn’t have one and her reply…you guessed it folks!

“The Lord Will Provide Me A Way To Vote”.

Xtianity…

the framers would like a word
then we can settle what they thought ‘arms’ were and this well regulated militia thing

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:27:51am

re: #146 Dangerman

A Brown Bess and a muzzle loading pistol. I personally think they would freak out at some of the arsenals some people have in their homes.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:28:23am

re: #143 Dangerman

two comments

- Evangelical Christians and small-government activists
by my reckoning the government hasnt ‘grown’ since Joe took office.
it’s simply done more work.
the size of the debt or deficit have nothing to do with the size of government - ie ‘small’

- the 100-member Called Church of Chesapeake.
My eye saw “Cheapskate”

E. W. Jerkoff isn’t a cheapskate when it comes to those Italian designer suits he wears…

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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:28:39am

re: #143 Dangerman

two comments

- Evangelical Christians and small-government activists
by my reckoning the government hasnt ‘grown’ since Joe took office.
it’s simply done more work.
the size of the debt or deficit have nothing to do with the size of government - ie ‘small’

- the 100-member Called Church of Chesapeake.
My eye saw “Cheapskate”

I grew up in Cheapskate, er, Chesapeake.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:29:29am

re: #139 No Malarkey!

Happy to report virtually no side effects from my second Moderna shot yesterday. Slight achiness addressed with a couple of Aleve.

my second pfizer is on 4/6.
i am happy to report no side effects from dose #2 so far except

YouTube

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sagehen  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:29:57am

re: #117 Targetpractice

I will say that I rarely hear anybody insist on the term “ephebophilia” that isn’t a skeevy grown man trying to argue that it should be legal for him to date and bang 17 yr olds because “pedophilia” only applies to kids and he thinks age of consent laws are wrong for saying that a “woman” of 17 can’t consent to sex.

Jerry Seinfeld began dating his now-wife when she was 17; but I’m sure he was sensible enough to avoid sex until she was legal age.

Not so sure about Celine Dion; her husband was 25 years her senior, and he began managing her when she was 12. They both swore repeatedly he didn’t touch her until she was of age, but I’m skeptical.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:31:50am

re: #140 Nojay UK

One of the epidemiologists who was doing modelling on the new-at-the-time COVID-19 which was spreading around the world in March last year was asked about shutting things down and re-opening them repeatedly to try and control the epidemic. He was very blunt about it, “You get one lockdown. One.” After that the fear wears off, the disease, the sicknesses and deaths become the new normal and people get tired of making the effort to prevent the spread continuing, second and third waves.

yeah i think that was the point

you do it once, you do it right, and you’re done, like australia.

instead we did what we did, got what we got and we’ll keep getting it for much longer than is necessary, because participation is so half assed (read partisan)

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:33:33am

Mini-surge here. Even as vax rates improve. My town had gone from a high of 130s of covid-infected foks a couple of months ago to 11 last week. Today we’re at 39. Folks are letting their guards down, or new variants are passing more easily or both.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:34:00am

re: #147 PhillyPretzel

A Brown Bess and a muzzle loading pistol. I personally think they would freak out at some of the arsenals some people have in their homes.

i think they’d freak out at the arsenals some people think they need to have in their homes

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A Cranky One  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:39:29am

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:40:19am

re: #154 Dangerman

i think they’d freak out at the arsenals some people think they need to have in their homes

Unfriended guy I went to high school with. He posted pictures of the 50 guns he owns.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:48:47am

re: #152 Dangerman

yeah i think that was the point

you do it once, you do it right, and you’re done, like australia.

instead we did what we did, got what we got and we’ll keep getting it for much longer than is necessary, because participation is so half assed (read partisan)

You can do it once only if the disease is confined to your nation. But if there is a raging worldwide pandemic where other nations are not having effective lockdowns, your nation has to bar others from entering its borders or make sure that anyone who returns from abroad isolates themselves preferably at the airport; otherwise the disease will resurface. And even then, there is a danger that travelers will unknowingly infect others at the airport or in transit to wherever they are quarantining.

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mmmirele  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:49:09am

Matt Gaetz represents the Pensacola, FL area in Congress. It’s highly ironic, then, that the first appearance Godzilla makes in the the new “Godzilla v. Kong” movie is…off Pensacola Beach.

Godzilla came to Pensacola, Florida beaches. - Godzilla vs. Kong (Scene) [1080p]

Just sayin’, maybe the filmmakers knew something.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:57:27am

re: #156 🌹UOJB!

Unfriended guy I went to high school with. He posted pictures of the 50 guns he owns.

Jeebus, think of all the guitars you could own…..

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:58:08am

re: #129 Dangerman

Dorseys implied point is total participation would /could work in a month
Just us doing it was not enough

But we DON’T know that with any certainty. We can weld people inside their houses, too.
Truth—if you think us taking measures is not enough, then nothing is, is it? Endless summer of “NEXT YEAR FOR SURE!”

Fuck that. Dorsey should stick with election polling.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 7:58:51am

re: #159 Barefoot Grin

Think how fast one can pay off a mortgage.

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prairiefire  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:01:04am

Happy Good Friday, Lizards!

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:04:18am

re: #140 Nojay UK

One of the epidemiologists who was doing modelling on the new-at-the-time COVID-19 which was spreading around the world in March last year was asked about shutting things down and re-opening them repeatedly to try and control the epidemic. He was very blunt about it, “You get one lockdown. One.” After that the fear wears off, the disease, the sicknesses and deaths become the new normal and people get tired of making the effort to prevent the spread continuing, second and third waves.

The lockdowns that people called “successful”, New Zealand and China’s Wuhan city and province, were both done EARLY in the pandemic, before significant community spread. China also took many measures that were and are impossible for a democratc government that doesn’t control the economy.

We’re doing more harm by trying to re-lockdown.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:08:00am

re: #96 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:08:47am

You keep using that word…

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:09:01am

re: #163 Sherlock Hound

We’re requesting that people act like adults. We’re not doing the harm.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:09:06am
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Teukka  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:09:32am

Sorry if this rubs some the wrong way, but I feel this is somehow plausible…

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:11:19am

re: #166 Belafon

We’re requesting that people act like adults. We’re not doing the harm.

Adults can disagree. The best and only thing adults can do is take the jab or jabs. Vaccinations are all that works. Everything else is noise.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:11:29am

re: #165 The Pie Overlord!

I thought is was singers before prophets?

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:14:11am

re: #169 Sherlock Hound

Adults can disagree. The best and only thing adults can do is take the jab or jabs. Vaccinations are all that works. Everything else is noise.

Adults can act responsibly which includes wearing masks and isolating as much as possible. I mean, I don’t feel the need to watch other adults to make sure they’re not drinking gasoline from the pump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:14:42am

re: #117 Targetpractice

I will say that I rarely hear anybody insist on the term “ephebophilia” that isn’t a skeevy grown man trying to argue that it should be legal for him to date and bang 17 yr olds because “pedophilia” only applies to kids and he thinks age of consent laws are wrong for saying that a “woman” of 17 can’t consent to sex.

I seems that “consent” is just too abstract and nuanced a concept for a lot of people to comprehend.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:16:16am

First Pfizer vaccine shot this morning. :)

Time for a nap now.
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:17:34am

re: #173 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Aww. Kitty looks so peaceful.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:18:24am

re: #104 lawhawk

If the state law is that sex with someone under the age of consent is rape, then it doesn’t matter if the person is 16, 12, or 10, except as to the degree of the crime. Some of these sex crime laws have differential ages, where if the person over age of consent is x number of years above the age of consent, then there’s higher penalties. In this case, we’re talking about Gaetz who was well above age of consent, having sex with someone under age of consent. That’s statutory rape. Period.

Statutory rape, I agree.

If people can lose their jobs over marijuana use, this certainly requires the same standard.

But people have been tossing around the word “pedophilia,” and that’s another matter. A 17-year old is a physiological adult, and sex with a 17-year old victim just isn’t that. Lumping them together blurs the category of a truly vile crime.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:18:33am

re: #163 Sherlock Hound

The lockdowns that people called “successful”, New Zealand and China’s Wuhan city and province, were both done EARLY in the pandemic, before significant community spread. China also took many measures that were and are impossible for a democratc government that doesn’t control the economy.

We’re doing more harm by trying to re-lockdown.

Germany realized that with its attempt to shut the country down over Easter Weekend.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:20:11am

re: #165 The Pie Overlord!

You keep using that word…

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Yes and the word is DELUSIONAL!

That asshole Xtian is just another one of those grifting Profiteering Prophets!

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:21:24am
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Jay C  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:23:15am

re: #167 lawhawk

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I’m surprised Rep. Gaetz even HAD a “communications director” - no wonder the guy quit! The Congressman seems to have taken it on himself to handle his own “communications”: which, AFAICT, have mainly had the effect of making him look even more like a perv, a sleaze, and a crook.

Good job, Matt: keep going…..

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:24:11am

By the way has FAUX reported anything about Gaetz or are they still libeling Hunter Biden 24/7?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:25:08am

re: #180 🌹UOJB!

By the way has FAUX reported anything about Gaetz or are they still libeling Hunter Biden 24/7?

The latter, natch.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:25:15am

re: #180 🌹UOJB!

By the way has FAUX reported anything about Gaetz or are they still libeling Hunter Biden 24/7?

I believe that they’re running dark on Gaetz going on 48 hours now. That’s a sign that they know Gaetz is truly fucked.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:25:45am

re: #117 Targetpractice

I will say that I rarely hear anybody insist on the term “ephebophilia” that isn’t a skeevy grown man trying to argue that it should be legal for him to date and bang 17 yr olds because “pedophilia” only applies to kids and he thinks age of consent laws are wrong for saying that a “woman” of 17 can’t consent to sex.

As a former seventeen-year-old, I will repeat what I said a while back, that a woman of seventeen can indeed consent to sex.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:26:43am

re: #118 Dangerman

Also cause they don’t
Valid ticket is a!l you need domestically mostly
The rest is your government hard at work. TSA/FAA regs

Let me guess that you haven’t done much flying lately.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:29:25am

re: #169 Sherlock Hound

Adults can disagree. The best and only thing adults can do is take the jab or jabs. Vaccinations are all that works. Everything else is noise.

Australia had two lockdowns and succeeded in getting the disease under control before there was a vaccine. They opened up prematurely after the first lockdown and then imposed a second one — and the nation seems to be doing just fine.

One of our problems here was that we never had a true nationwide lockdown or nationwide mask mandate. Any state or community that refused to comply remained a source for a new spread. Until the whole world is vaccinated, we remain at risk for a new deadlier strain that is not controlled by current vaccines.

And didn’t much of our problem arise because adults did disagree — the adults that refused to wear a mask and social distance because they thought restrictions were a limitation on their freedom.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:32:02am

re: #183 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

As a former seventeen-year-old, I will repeat what I said a while back, that a woman of seventeen can indeed consent to sex.

By that logic so could a 15 yo or a 12 yo. What’s the bottom range then? 10? 8?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:32:15am
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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:32:48am

re: #144 danarchy

I thought you weren’t supposed to take nsaids after the shot because they can mute the immune response. I was told to take tylenol if I needed anything for pain.

Pretty sure that was before, not after.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:33:03am

re: #185 Hecuba’s daughter

I have a co-worker who only wears a mask at work because other wise she will be written up. Outside of work the mask is not on her face on the train or any where else.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:34:27am

re: #2 Ace Rothstein

The Forehead (Gaetz) will get away with it because Trump proved that you can say and do anything. Notice that not one Republican has called for him to step down. Not one.

The first time a Republican or a police officer suffers serious consequences for bad behavior, I’ll eat my shoes. I’ve heard Werner Herzog has a good recipe, which I will never need.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:34:51am

re: #184 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Let me guess that you haven’t done much flying lately.

His point may be that it isn’t Delta that requires more, it’s TSA and FAA regulations. You don’t show the id to Delta, you show it to TSA employees.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:34:51am

re: #185 Hecuba’s daughter

Dispassionate scientists will do studies in the future. They will find that some things we sincerely believed in, are wrong. That’s science. I think masking in the general, well, population will be one of those things proven to be ineffective, just as washing the groceries was. Social distancing recommendations have already changed to 3 feet from 6.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:35:59am

Oh… my. Listen through that clip to the end. It’s worth it.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:36:24am

re: #159 Barefoot Grin

Jeebus, think of all the guitars you could own…..

or pond plants..

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:37:28am

re: #189 PhillyPretzel

I have a co-worker who only wears a mask at work because other wise she will be written up. Outside of work the mask is not on her face on the train or any where else.

And none of this would have happened if Trump had been responsible from Day 1. She would be wearing a mask if the Trump Party had insisted that was the right course to protect everyone from this pandemic.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:37:38am

re: #160 Sherlock Hound

But we DON’T know that with any certainty. We can weld people inside their houses, too.
Truth—if you think us taking measures is not enough, then nothing is, is it? Endless summer of “NEXT YEAR FOR SURE!”

Fuck that. Dorsey should stick with election polling.

he’s a doctor and a guest contributor
not V or Z

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:39:14am

re: #193 lawhawk

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Oh… my. Listen through that clip to the end. It’s worth it.

Yes it is delicious…and we understand why Boehner fondled the grape after dealing with all those asshole teabaggers…

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:39:57am

re: #193 lawhawk

Boehner sounds more drunk than Doug Stanhope did in his audiobooks.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:40:24am

re: #186 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

By that logic so could a 15 yo or a 12 yo. What’s the bottom range then? 10? 8?

What is the logic you’re using here?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:41:00am

re: #195 Hecuba’s daughter

And none of this would have happened if Trump had been responsible from Day 1. She would be wearing a mask if the Trump Party had insisted that was the right course to protect everyone from this pandemic.

There are anti-maskers everywhere, but Trump and his Party turned it into a matter of ideology and identity.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:41:47am

re: #198 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Boehner sounds more drunk than Doug Stanhope did in his audiobooks.

If you had to deal with 100 asshole teabaggers in Congress your blood vessels would be awash in polyethylene molecules as well

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:42:23am

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

His point may be that it isn’t Delta that requires more, it’s TSA and FAA regulations. You don’t show the id to Delta, you show it to TSA employees.

+1

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:42:24am

re: #192 Sherlock Hound

Dispassionate scientists will do studies in the future. They will find that some things we sincerely believed in, are wrong. That’s science. I think masking in the general, well, population will be one of those things proven to be ineffective, just as washing the groceries was. Social distancing recommendations have already changed to 3 feet from 6.

The 3 feet is for younger children, not adults or teenagers.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:44:47am

re: #195 Hecuba’s daughter

And none of this would have happened if Trump had been responsible from Day 1. She would be wearing a mask if the Trump Party had insisted that was the right course to protect everyone from this pandemic.

1000 times this.
the R’s took that political posture only because they followed trump
he could just as easily chosen ‘R’s mask’
you think dems wouldnt have?

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:45:29am

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

His point may be that it isn’t Delta that requires more, it’s TSA and FAA regulations. You don’t show the id to Delta, you show it to TSA employees.

I would argue that Delta doesn’t need to impose those requirements because the government does it for them (which is as it should be). I remember flying back when hijacking planes became a thing, and I’m pretty sure it was the airlines cracking down, before the government put uniform restrictions in place. Certainly it was the airline employees enforcing them.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:45:46am

And the latest bombshell!

Reports: Gaetz Caught On Surveillance Vid With Alleged Sex Trafficker

talkingpointsmemo.com

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:47:46am

re: #192 Sherlock Hound

Dispassionate scientists will do studies in the future. They will find that some things we sincerely believed in, are wrong. That’s science. I think masking in the general, well, population will be one of those things proven to be ineffective, just as washing the groceries was. Social distancing recommendations have already changed to 3 feet from 6.

Then how did Australia and New Zealand manage to succeed in stamping it out?

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:48:58am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:50:59am

re: #199 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

What is the logic you’re using here?

For me, legal. There’s an age of consent. Whether I agree or not, 17 may or may not be legally eligible to give consent.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:55:42am

re: #203 Hecuba’s daughter

The 3 feet is for younger children, not adults or teenagers.

It’ll be for adults soon, I think. It will make no sense and it will feel arbitrary.

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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:56:31am

Well, there goes that daily press briefing question.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:58:29am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2021 • 8:59:04am

I am not a lawyer, but as I understand the age of consent is between 14 and 17 in most places however many jurisdictions have more specific restrictions like for example statutory rape still applies if the other party is four or more years older than the consenting minor.

Apparently this is done so that a sexual relationship between say an 18 year old man and a 16 year old girl (which of course happens) is not considered illegal but a 30 something man creeping on a 17 year old would be.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:01:13am

re: #209 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

For me, legal. There’s an age of consent. Whether I agree or not, 17 may or may not be legally eligible to give consent.

The age of consent varies from 16 to 18, depending on the state. Some states have other rules that govern whether a younger party can give consent.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:02:38am

re: #214 Hecuba’s daughter

The age of consent varies from 16 to 18, depending on the state. Some states have other rules that govern whether a younger party can give consent.

If this still has anything to do with Gaetz, it has officially become irrelevant. He is about to face charges that go above and beyond questions of age of consent.

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sagehen  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:05:06am

re: #183 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

As a former seventeen-year-old, I will repeat what I said a while back, that a woman of seventeen can indeed consent to sex.

Some of them, sure. But as a 17-year-old you also couldn’t vote, get married, sign a lease, join the military, or get non-emergency medical care without parental co-sign. We have to draw the line somewhere, and the fact that some percentage of those below the line have emotional and intellectual capacity beyond the average for the age… doesn’t change that we have to draw the line somewhere, and we can’t individually examine everyone who thinks they should be above the line.

(also, the statutory rape laws about sex with a below-18 don’t apply if the person they’re having sex with is less than 2 years older. This is know as the Romeo and Juliet exception.)

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John Hughes  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:05:21am

re: #192 Sherlock Hound

I think masking in the general, well, population will be one of those things proven to be ineffective

Based on what?

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:05:43am

re: #207 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Then how did Australia and New Zealand manage to succeed in stamping it out?

They did it EARLY. Early, early, early, before community transmission. New Zealand is helped by it’s geography. Australia just seems to have good fortune, though even they have had outbreaks.

I get this: We lizards are DESPERATE for the pandemic to make sense, to punish “bad” people and reward “good” people through their patience. But as someone said about politics last year, we don’t live in this kind of world. A lot of this is driven by chance. I’m saying that we have perhaps done all we can, considering how unresponsive we were a year ago.

Perhaps we’re best not to tell people to “isolate harder” and stay in perpetual fear of an unknown future. Maybe we don’t depend on Amazon to stay at home forever if we don’t need to.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:06:29am

re: #209 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

For me, legal. There’s an age of consent. Whether I agree or not, 17 may or may not be legally eligible to give consent.

So you’re saying if it’s a law, it must be right?

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Mattand  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:07:02am

re: #208 🌹UOJB!

The Q Anon folks are so confused right now.

LOL, because they’ve been such a model of clarity up until this point.

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🌹UOJB!  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:12:23am

Did he show up at Matt Gaetz door yet?

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:14:26am

re: #218 Sherlock Hound

They did it EARLY. Early, early, early, before community transmission. New Zealand is helped by it’s geography. Australia just seems to have good fortune, though even they have had outbreaks.

I get this: We lizards are DESPERATE for the pandemic to make sense, to punish “bad” people and reward “good” people through their patience. But as someone said about politics last year, we don’t live in this kind of world. A lot of this is driven by chance. I’m saying that we have perhaps done all we can, considering how unresponsive we were a year ago.

Perhaps we’re best not to tell people to “isolate harder” and stay in perpetual fear of an unknown future. Maybe we don’t depend on Amazon to stay at home forever if we don’t need to.

Nope. It was community transmission that caused Australia to shut down for the second time.

As to the general case, consider the records of different states — and even regions in states. You’ll find that the covid-19 case and death rates for enforcing states are much lower than for others.

Then look at influenza this year versus last year.

I’m not going any further with this — the idea that masking and distancing won’t stop a communicable disease went out with the 14th century.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:14:54am

re: #217 John Hughes

Based on what?

I’m curious—not joking—to see how France is doing with this. I base my doubt of masks on our experience in Eastern Massachusetts. We have a better than 95% mask wearing rate. We are Puritans. We follow the law.

But our case rate still spiked to 10% in early January.

I know what people will say: Everyone else was irresponsible. No. That is unprovable.
I take it to mean that our “street modelling” is wrong. Zeynep Tufecki doesn’t go as far as I do, but she has been skeptical of the common narrative for a little while now.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:17:30am

re: #216 sagehen

Some of them, sure. But as a 17-year-old you also couldn’t vote, get married, sign a lease, join the military, or get non-emergency medical care without parental co-sign. We have to draw the line somewhere, and the fact that some percentage of those below the line have emotional and intellectual capacity beyond the average for the age… doesn’t change that we have to draw the line somewhere, and we can’t individually examine everyone who thinks they should be above the line.

(also, the statutory rape laws about sex with a below-18 don’t apply if the person they’re having sex with is less than 2 years older. This is know as the Romeo and Juliet exception.)

unfortunately doesnt apply to over 18’s (in general, not consent related)

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:18:34am

re: #223 Sherlock Hound

I’m curious—not joking—to see how France is doing with this. I base my doubt of masks on our experience in Eastern Massachusetts. We have a better than 95% mask wearing rate. We are Puritans. We follow the law.

But our case rate still spiked to 10% in early January.

Was your 95% rate maintained during the holidays? Did no-one attend super spreader events? Did you keep outsiders from visiting, and did all of you stay home?

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:19:06am

re: #209 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

For me, legal. There’s an age of consent. Whether I agree or not, 17 may or may not be legally eligible to give consent.

In Texas at the time of the Branch Davidian raid, the legal age for marriage was 14 with parental consent. Since the parents were cult members, David Koresh (in his 30s) was able to legally “marry” girls as young as 14. He did so.

We as a society clearly do not have a handle on what “age of consent” means. As it stands now, it seems to be completely arbitrary, and has nothing to with psychological maturity of the parties involved.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:20:52am

re: #226 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

What do you call cowpokes from Southern India?

Ranch Dravidians.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:22:15am

re: #218 Sherlock Hound

The freeze here in Texas knocked my company’s positive rate - not people who got sick here but worked here and got sick from outside activities - from around 50 new cases per week, to less than 20 no more than a month later. People were forced to isolate.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:23:08am

re: #220 Mattand

LOL, because they’ve been such a model of clarity up until this point.

They don’t have a problem:

a. if a Democrat is accused of sex trafficking by some rando on social media, it must be true
b. If a Republican faces similar charges and the Republican is a RINO, then see a. above.
c. If a true Trump worshiping Republican faces credible charges from a law enforcement agency then either:
>> the law enforcement agency is part of Deep State operatives trying to destroy Trump
or
>> the Republican is secretly working undercover with law enforcement to bring down a web of pedophile cannibalistic Democrats.

Simple. Easy peasy!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:25:05am

re: #229 Hecuba’s daughter

the Republican is secretly working undercover with law enforcement to bring down a web of pedophile cannibalistic Democrats.

I thought that they had already been arrested, executed and replaced by lizardoid shape-shifters

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:25:29am

re: #219 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

So you’re saying if it’s a law, it must be right?

No. What I’m saying is it’s the law.

And personally, I have a problem with a powerful 35 yo getting consent from a 17 yo.

A 17 yo and a 20 yo is one thing. A near 20 yr difference when the minor is a minor is flat out creepy.

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John Hughes  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:30:12am

re: #223 Sherlock Hound

France & Massachusetts

France is doing fairly badly. The first lockdown crushed the first wave (which, if you look at the death numbers was massively bigger than it looks here due, I guess, to the lack of testing). The 2nd lockdown did a pretty good job on the 2nd wave, but didn’t manage to get the case rate as low (although some of that could be due to the increased testing rate). Things have clearly been getting worse since January but Macron has been pissing around with half measures until a couple of days ago.

How is masking and social distancing going here? Everybody wears masks on public transport or in shops. Almost everybody wears them outside.

In terms of mortality? Massachusetts is a catastrophe, the same death rate so far as Czechia (although Czechia is clearly intent on overtaking).

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:31:17am

re: #225 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Was your 95% rate maintained during the holidays? Did no-one attend super spreader events? Did you keep outsiders from visiting, and did all of you stay home?

Most of us stayed home. I’ve already mentioned that I have. I already said I wore a mask and only went out for food. I know I never saw anyone in town or in a store without a mask. I say again, we are Puritans. We follow the law.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:37:21am

re: #233 Sherlock Hound

Most of us stayed home. I’ve already mentioned that I have. I already said I wore a mask and only went out for food. I know I never saw anyone in town or in a store without a mask. I say again, we are Puritans. We follow the law.

I have a theory the virus is more contagious and easier to transmit in colder temperatures.

We’ll see if science eventually proves me right.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:40:28am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

I have a theory the virus is more contagious and easier to transmit in colder temperatures.

We’ll see if science eventually proves me right.

Brazil may wish to disagree.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:45:33am

re: #192 Sherlock Hound

Dispassionate scientists will do studies in the future. They will find that some things we sincerely believed in, are wrong. That’s science. I think masking in the general, well, population will be one of those things proven to be ineffective, just as washing the groceries was. Social distancing recommendations have already changed to 3 feet from 6.

I would be absolutely shocked if masking was shown to be ineffective.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:49:42am

re: #236 Mike Lamb

I would be absolutely shocked if masking was shown to be ineffective.

Masking is a lot less effective than distancing and avoiding contact whenever possible.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:51:20am

re: #232 John Hughes

Mask compliance on public transportation is very high as far as anyone has reported in Massachusetts. That isn’t where spread is happening. We were hit severely at the start of the pandemic. I don’t think we want to be proud or ashamed of our death rate, nor use it as counting coup, any more than we want to hear about governors “winning” the pandemic.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:51:32am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

I have a theory the virus is more contagious and easier to transmit in colder temperatures.

We’ll see if science eventually proves me right.

Though part of the easier to transmit is that people are spending more time indoors with others. The same interactions that are relatively safe outdoors become much more hazardous when indoors.

Have a friend who has been unwilling to join me and another girl friend for outside dining when the temperature is in the 30’s — or even the 50’s. Meanwhile, unless the pandemic is officially over, I won’t dine indoors at a restaurant even though fully vaccinated; at least that’s my current position.

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darthstar  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:51:33am

New CDC guidelines make me happy. Two weeks from Monday I can book a flight to Hawaii.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:54:18am

re: #234 Eclectic Cyborg

I have a theory the virus is more contagious and easier to transmit in colder temperatures.

We’ll see if science eventually proves me right.

It may. What I most want to get across is that there are factors that are outside our personal responsibility. And that I’m tired.

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danarchy  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:54:29am

re: #236 Mike Lamb

I would be absolutely shocked if masking was shown to be ineffective.

I wouldn’t be shocked to find out they were less effective than we thought(that isn’t to say completely ineffective), or hoped. Especially the way people tend to use them. Put them on when you enter a store, take them off when you walk out and shove them in your pocket with things like your phones and keys, loose change. Put em back on at the next store, fiddle with them because they itch, take them off and set them down on your desk at the office until someone comes to ask a question etc.

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TedStriker  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:54:30am

re: #192 Sherlock Hound

Dispassionate scientists will do studies in the future. They will find that some things we sincerely believed in, are wrong. That’s science. I think masking in the general, well, population will be one of those things proven to be ineffective, just as washing the groceries was. Social distancing recommendations have already changed to 3 feet from 6.

re: #236 Mike Lamb

I would be absolutely shocked if masking was shown to be ineffective.

The fact that cold and flu transmission has also dropped significantly says that masking is not ineffective, but it’s just one part in a control strategy.

cdc.gov

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austin_blue  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:55:25am

re: #109 Belafon

She Who Must Be Obeyed couldn’t get a jab for hell or high water in Travis County but easily found one in Gatesville, Coryell County, 92 road miles from here. Big time Trump Country. We’re driving back up for her second next Friday.

We’ve got San Diego weather today- clear, dry, high of 73. The Feline Overlord is taking full advantage:

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Dread Pirate Ron  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:56:31am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:58:24am

re: #246 Dread Pirate Ron

Well how about that?

We FINALLY found something to make Republicans want to raise taxes.

//

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:58:30am

re: #244 TedStriker

Ever since I have been wearing a mask (or two) my allergies have been much less severe than in previous years. I have have only a few coughs not the coughing fits that leave me on the verge of throwing up.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:59:30am

re: #243 danarchy

I’ve worn mine at all times outside my door. My building has a mask regulation. My downtown does, as well as public transit. I can only remove my mask when I eat or drink outside. I don’t like touching or pulling the mask off all the time, so it stays on at all times. I hope that satisfies the Karens in my town.

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John Hughes  Apr 2, 2021 • 9:59:37am

re: #239 Sherlock Hound

That isn’t where spread is happening.

So where do you think spread is happening?

I’m pretty sure I know where it’s happening in France — people’s (especially young peoples) lax following of social distancing and the government’s reluctance to close schools.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:00:29am

re: #246 Dread Pirate Ron

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Maybe the airlines at DFW and Love Field should have a day of no service.

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plansbandc  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:00:55am

How many stimulus checks have been given out? I say one during Trump and one during Biden.

Am I right?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:01:15am

re: #250 John Hughes

So where do you think spread is happening?

I’m pretty sure I know where it’s happening in France — people’s (especially young peoples) lax following of social distancing and the government’s reluctance to close schools.

There is no way to keep schools open and limit the spread without spending an awful lot of money on extra school staff and facilities.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:01:19am

re: #246 Dread Pirate Ron

[Embedded content]

i think ‘equal protection under the law’ is gonna get a workout

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:02:38am

re: #251 Belafon

Maybe the airlines at DFW and Love Field should have a day of no service.

only for the GOP //

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:03:04am

re: #252 plansbandc

How many stimulus checks have been given out? I say one during Trump and one during Biden.

Am I right?

Was there a second one of $600 during the Trump administration?

I haven’t been eligible for any of them.

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plansbandc  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:03:44am

Seriously I need to know. Dude and I are in a fuck you you asshole fight over whether or not we’ve received 3 stimulus checks.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:03:44am

re: #252 plansbandc

How many stimulus checks have been given out? I say one during Trump and one during Biden.

Am I right?

two under trump - april 2020 and 1/4/21
one under biden

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:04:30am

re: #250 John Hughes

So where do you think spread is happening?

I’m pretty sure I know where it’s happening in France — people’s (especially young peoples) lax following of social distancing and the government’s reluctance to close schools.

Spread is happening, but I only know where it is not. Not in public transit, and not in my downtown. The city would tell me if it were in my building. From what I’ve read, a small number of people cause the most spread.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:05:15am

re: #258 Dangerman

two under trump - april 2020 and 1/4/21
one under biden

But the qualification cap was reduced by Manchin under Biden’s plan.

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mmmirele  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:05:50am

re: #70 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have despised the little prick ever since his gas mask stunt.

I have despised this guy since well before he wanted a federal judge to send my friend Amanda to federal prison for three years because she yeeted a slushie at him. This is karma at work.

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plansbandc  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:06:17am

re: #258 Dangerman

But you had to be single or have a child with the second one, right?

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:06:23am

re: #256 Hecuba’s daughter

Was there a second one of $600 during the Trump administration?

I haven’t been eligible for any of them.

There was a $600 stimulus around New Year’s, under Trump.

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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:13:58am

re: #262 plansbandc

But you had to be single or have a child with the second one, right?

No, you didn’t.

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Dangerman  Apr 2, 2021 • 10:15:00am

re: #262 plansbandc

But you had to be single or have a child with the second one, right?

couples too

The second was valued at $600 per adult earning up to $75,000 ($1,200 for couples earning up to $150,000) and $600 per child. After those income limits, the payments phase out.


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