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Virus cases rise in U.S. heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

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You come into my house telling me that I got to wear this stupid thing and you’re going to have a firefight on your hands

The voice of freedumb.

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The voice of freedumb.

Too right. The same people that are excusing the police killing of and. Taylor will be along shortly to tell us they’ll gladly gun down anyone going into their homes to tell them to wear masks.

“To me, flatten the curve means extend the plague. Flatten the curve means you are just going to kill the same number of people over a longer period of time, so they are going to extend the plague," Cooper said.

Further evidence of the severe lack of education amongst conservatives.

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U.S. heartland

The putative 'heartland' has long been called the bible belt, a region filled with even more true-believers than elsewhere in the country outside the US south. It's not surprising so many there have added Qanon-type beliefs to those they'd previously had, believe things like saying some silent words will protect them from 'the others', alien lizards, the deep state, the media and various imagined demonic beings haunting them.

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The putative 'heartland' has long been called the bible belt, a region filled with even more true-believers than elsewhere in the country outside the US south.

Is that a bad thing?

It's not surprising so many there have added Qanon-type beliefs to those they'd previously had, believe things like saying some silent words will protect them from 'the others', alien lizards, the deep state, the media and various imagined demonic beings haunting them.

I think liberals are trying so very hard to discredit people questioning our government and it’s sadly not working....again.

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I think liberals are trying so very hard to discredit people questioning our government and it’s sadly not working....again.

The liberals do question the government - the idiot sitting at the top of it is a laughing stock.

What is absurd is the mad conspiracy theories of QAnon. Even Trump knows it's nonsense, but he knows that it is a cult with him as it's figurehead so he is hardly going to criticize it.

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Is that a bad thing?

When their propensity to believe in fairy-tales extends to believing all kinds of conspiracy rubbish that harms the general community, yes it is a bad thing.

The voice of freedumb

Yes. What kind of dummy does it take to decide it might be a good idea to have an indoor house party with dozens of people, no masks and no social distancing, in the middle of a pandemic??

I think liberals are trying so very hard to discredit people questioning our government

You really do like to tie yourself in knots, don't you?

The government is headed by your beloved Trump. You're coming down on people questioning the people questioning the government? Sounds like you're saying the liberals are defending Trump's government. Crazy.

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When their propensity to believe in fairy-tales extends to believing all kinds of conspiracy rubbish that harms the general community, yes it is a bad thing.

Fairy-tales? Anyway, if younger people are recovering faster from this, why doesn’t the media focus on that positive and most important part?

The government is headed by your beloved Trump. You're coming down on people questioning the people questioning the government? Sounds like you're saying the liberals are defending Trump's government. Crazy.

What?

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Virus cases rise in U.S. heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

Ya don't say.

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Well it's been one week - and not one Trump supporter will step up and explain this to us - so once again...

Trump acknowledges in Feb and Mar the virus is "a killer", "deadly", it "rips you apart", it's "highly contagious - airborne", "it's the plague"....yet he held 19 rallies since then with no distancing and masks...

And at his Toledo rally this week he said the virus; "hardly effects anyone"...

He also acknowledged in Mar that the virus isn't just affecting old people, it's "young people too - plenty of young people". But then in May he says to open schools because; "it has very little impact on young people"....

And at his Toledo rally he said; “Now we know it affects the elderly. That’s it,

Trump supporters?

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There sure are many morons in the US Heartland. Just wear a mask, dummies.

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“To me, flatten the curve means extend the plague. Flatten the curve means you are just going to kill the same number of people over a longer period of time, so they are going to extend the plague," Cooper said.

Dear Lord! No wonder Trump attracts the less educated half of the country.

If people want to Herman Cain themselves, just go ahead. Just don't involve other people in your antics. Fewer voters on Trump's side.

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When their propensity to believe in fairy-tales extends to believing all kinds of conspiracy rubbish that harms the general community, yes it is a bad thing.

Fairy-tales?

A shockingly large number of Republicans believed the last president was the anti-Christ.

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SuperLibToday  09:08 am JST

Virus cases rise in U.S. heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

Ya don't say.

I hope Trump and his militia scum friends are happy. He tweets them to harass statehouses and infiltrate George Floyd demonstrations to stir up violence and a race war most Americans don't want, then his scum return home to spread the virus. And now my uncle who's been in a nursing home and hasn't been anywhere has tested positive.

JimizoToday  10:07 am JST

When their propensity to believe in fairy-tales extends to believing all kinds of conspiracy rubbish that harms the general community, yes it is a bad thing.

Fairy-tales?

A shockingly large number of Republicans believed the last president was the anti-Christ.

Even tho some people lauded Obama as a 'messiah', he never said so himself. And Trump says he is the 'Chosen One'. Now look who's an *anti-Christ** here.*

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If you want to know what goes on in a Trump supporter's mind and why they don't wear masks, just watch these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njGI0h2alc0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEBnnIBlVpo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmha5bKBmLY

They are quite funny, but also may lower your IQ while watching them.

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Ron DeSantis hasn't learnt a damn thing, even after being humiliated earlier this year when he brushed aside fears of a coronavirus wave in Florida. Now he's opening up the state again. He won't learn until everyone gets infected. It's as if a certain group of Americans want to get infected.

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Anyway, if younger people are recovering faster from this, why doesn’t the media focus on that positive and most important part?

Tell people the virus doesn't really affect them, and they go out, meet their friends, live maskless and carefree in crowds, it doesn't matter if they get infected because they'll soon recover, it's no biggy - then they go home and kill Granny and that kid down the road with diabetes.

The important message isn't that young people 'recover faster', it's that young people can be asymptomatic and still spread the disease. And that over 200,000 people in the US are dead, and the number is still going up. And Americans seem to want to do nothing about it but moan about their freedumbs.

Never mind 'but we're testing more'; testing doesn't kill people.

The US has 4.24% of the world's population, and over 20% of Covid deaths.

Meanwhile Trump is gloating that it hasn't reached 2.5 million.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/23/global-report-trump-calls-200000-us-coronavirus-deaths-a-shame

Invalid CSRF x3

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COVID-19 deaths surpass 200,000 in U.S. amid growing anger over government's failure.

An unnecessary complacency & late decision have caused 200,000 American lives, 1/5 of the estimated global deaths of 1,000,000. How is this compared to US soldiers' deaths during WWII?

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Yeah it’s amazing how the “pandemic”ebbs and flows in locations that entirely match the political narrative of the moment.

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Covid19 Survival rates per CDC

AGES 00-19 = 99.997%

AGES 20-49 = 99.98%

AGES 50-69 = 99.5%

AGES 70+ = 94.6%

Just so you know.

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Ron DeSantis hasn't learnt a damn thing, even after being humiliated earlier this year when he brushed aside fears of a coronavirus wave in Florida.

He wasn’t he’s a rock star in Florida, now people are in Stage 3 of the lockdown, they’re getting more relaxed about mask wearing, no wonder so many people are moving to Florida, they still allow and love freedom.

Now he's opening up the state again. He won't learn until everyone gets infected. It's as if a certain group of Americans want to get infected.

Well, since the majority of young people get infected, he should be OK since younger people tend to bounce back faster from disease

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