it will never get to that because the government will never try, knowing the populace is armed.
I think you're grossly underestimating the power of an actual army, and vastly overestimating the deterrent effect of...guns.
Are you aware that armies are trained and equipped to fight and defeat... Other armies? What do you think would happen if they had to fight and defeat randos with pistols?
Australians in this case simply have to accept whatever the government does to them, thats really sad.
So in your scenario, the australians would all have weapons and... What? They would have started killing their own soldiers to stop the lockdown? And what would have happened after that?
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or an armed population of patriots who tell the government you wont being doing that to us.
And pray tell, what does your utopic "armed population of patriots" (all untrained and out of shape) do against tanks, drones, F-22 Raptors, navy seals, marines...?
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I love how some people actually believe that a few armed goobers could actually do anything to "fight back" if the army seriously imposed martial law on a country. It's the army. They have tanks, fighter jets and drones. You're an overweight neckbeard with a glock.
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I might. And I might not. Nothing to do with my comment.
And I wasn't responding to you. So why are you asnwering to this? Do you have multiple accounts?
And the issue of vulgarity is subjective, isn't it?
So if I am insulted by someone or someone makes a 'vulgar' remark towards me on this anonymous site--so what?
The vulgar remark wasn't adressed to me either. I simply noted that it was very vulgar and offensive. And I will do the same anytime someone decides that crass insults are a form of argumentation. Don't like it? Don't be vulgar. Pretty simple.
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Dems and Biden own this.
Yeah sure. Don't blame the right-leaning Supreme Court for refusing to extend the moratoriums, don't blame any republicans for refusing to extend by consent (which would be appropriate and just) and only blame Biden and the dems. Makes perfect sense! That is exactly why all republicans are still in Congress trying to find a solution, right? None of them left on vacation and none of them are cynically exploiting this situation to score political points.
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We don’t approve last minute things without votes just so Dems can start vacay. Sorry.
So republicans objected... and then left on vacation. Yeah, makes sense.
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how were they blindsided?
Because they didn't expect Biden to do what he did. That's sort of the definition of being "blindsided".
Also, you conveniently missed this:
House Democrats tried to approve an extension by consent, without a formal vote, but House Republicans objected.
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Get over yourself Kim. Nobody cares about your dirt-poor, famine-ridden corrupt country. You're not scaring anyone, you're just annoying.
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an honest article that places the blame squarely where it belongs, with Biden and the Democrats.
You missed the parts where it says most democrats were "blindsided" and angry about what Biden did.
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If I get Covid, I won't go to a hospital, I'll just wait it out at home. It won't cost the medical system 1 dime.
If I get the vaccine and develop blood clots or Guillain-Barre syndrome I'll have no choice but to enter a hospital and use up the time of doctors and nurses.
You have more chances of ending up in the hospital because of Covid than from getting vaccins blood clots, so your point makes no sense.
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And until there is a free and open discussion (there has not been any yet)
What you mean by "free and open discussion" is simply "people should stop throwing scientific facts and reality in my face and accept that I'm right without any proof."
The "discussion" has been going on for months. Openly. In every media. And one side is consistently losing the debate.
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Is that part of the far-left extremists' vision of a utopian safe-space world?
What you describe would actually be a libertarian utopia.
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I stand with the protesters, Vive la France!!!!
Most of France doesn't even stand with them, because it's a movement mainly composed of far-right hateful idiots. Support at your own risk.
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the Senate didn’t find him guilty of the charges the House presented and if Müller couldn’t find anything on Trump
He did find "things" on Trump, that's why he was explicitly never exonerated.
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I read the entire bill,
What "bill" are you even talking about? At least 880 bills have been introduced in 49 states. Which one did you read?
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Vaccinations also greatly increase the number of people requiring highly expensive blood clot treatments.
No they don't.
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“Number of cases” is irrelevant anymore considering all this.
So what's more relevant? The number of hospilazations and deaths, I guess? OK. Vaccinations greatly reduce both. So everybody should get vaccinated. That's all.
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If it’s like this and continues on this trajectory, it’s only going to get worse as our civil liberties continue to erode
Yeah I agree, it's absolutely shameful that the GOP is trying to limit the american people's right to vote with apalling new voting restrictions laws. Our civil liverties are under attack and the GOP must be stopped.
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if they did that the Dems would have more credibility as well as support
Yeah the dems seem to have a lot of support lately, actually. Much more than the previous administration ever had.
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I consider taking it to be selfish, since the burden of costs for my medical treatment from the side effects will all on the taxpayer.
You mean like the burden of costs for the hospitalizations of tens of thousands of unvaccinated people is already on the taxpayer right now?
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Since the vaccine does not stop the spread of Covid to others I see no point in risking the side effects to take it, especially since my risk of hospitalization from Covid is infinitesimally small.
Then be selfish, don't take it and ostracize yourself from society.
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I find it hard to believe that someone who is so spiteful and vindictive as to harm her own children by depriving them of time with their father just to "get back" at him didn't show these tendencies before marriage.
How do you know that his ex-wife is "spiteful and vindictive"? We don't know anything about her. Not one thing.
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Polio is far more dangerous than this disease, and governments, media etc didn't have to threaten you to get it.
Oh if the polio vaccine had been invented today and not in 1955, you would 100% be here telling us how it's dangerous and turns people into donkeys or tables or whatever. For sure.
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And yesterday a judge shot down an attempt from the Trump family to hide a lawsuit on their American Communications Network pyramid scheme hidden too. For a guy who's supposed to be the best and most honest businessman in the world, he sure does have a lot of judicial problems, doesn't he? How peculiar.
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How weak and insecure do you have to be to feel threatened by a gay guy in a movie?
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"Hey moron, get a vaccine!" is NOT a winning strategy
When "Please get a vaccine, it will save your life, the lives of those around you and help us get through the pandemic" doesn't work, what exactly do you suggest? Especially when the main response is "I'm not getting your poison vaccine, you morons!".
Unfortunately we are way beyond civility at this point. It has been tried and it didn't work.
You can now only point to the numerous articles about people who regretted not getting vaccinated on their hospital deathbed.
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You should post sources when you copy-paste citations. It's way more honest that way.
Asked about Dr. Fauci’s conclusions, prominent epidemiologists said that he might be proven right. The early range of 60 to 70 percent was almost undoubtedly too low, they said, and the virus is becoming more transmissible, so it will take greater herd immunity to stop it.
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So we can all go about our business now that you admit 80% is good enough.
Yeah but you can't go "about your business" until the 80% is achieved, though. That's the whole point. Is that really so hard to understand?
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no, its not because you realize and accept that 20% of the population will never be vaccinated.
But who exactly wants to vaccinate 100% of the population? Most countries aim for 80-90% only.
and you arent actively taking actions to exclude any non vaccinated people from society, ability to work or travel or the basic ability to even enter a store.
Except those actions are necessary until at least 80% of the population is vaccinated. So you support restrictions and lockdown too. Good to know.
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yep, not 100%.
But you are aware that aiming to vaccinate 80% of the population is the exact opposite of "live with it"?
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