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(Capital Gazette)   Jerry Falwell, Jr. reopens Liberty University, urges students to return and orders staff back to work. We'll be sure to send our thoughts and prayers   (capitalgazette.com) divider line
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2020-03-24 12:17:02 PM  
74 votes:
I'd establish a containment zone around that entire campus, like they did New Rochelle.
 
2020-03-24 12:18:52 PM  
70 votes:
God damn death cult
 
2020-03-24 12:24:07 PM  
44 votes:
Part of me wants to be mad, but you gotta know what you're getting into if you attend or work at Liberty U.
 
2020-03-24 1:26:06 PM  
40 votes:
The only sad part about this is that these farks are probably gonna infect nurses and doctors when they end up in the hospital
 
2020-03-24 1:22:50 PM  
35 votes:
If it weren't for the indiscriminate transmission I'd say this would be a self correcting problem.
 
2020-03-24 1:28:16 PM  
30 votes:
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2020-03-24 1:21:53 PM  
29 votes:
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2020-03-24 12:22:37 PM  
29 votes:
VA gov should just give the shelter in place order and be done with it. That would stop this stupid shiat.
 
2020-03-24 1:37:00 PM  
28 votes:
The slow-motion atom bomb that is this pandemic is still in the process of exploding, and here we are getting people saying "the danger is over, let's all get back to normal."

Modern conservative religion should be purged from every corner of the earth.
 
2020-03-24 12:52:51 PM  
27 votes:
An insular group of fundies. What could go wrong?
 
2020-03-24 1:31:20 PM  
26 votes:
Fine. Go back to school, you Bible humping simps. But I want the National Guard brought up to quarantine the exits. Nobody leaves for 3 months.

Either God will provide or every faculty member ends up dead. Let's have the chips fall where they may.
 
2020-03-24 12:30:47 PM  
24 votes:
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2020-03-24 1:36:42 PM  
22 votes:
Way to overwhelm the medical infrastructure in short order Jerry.

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2020-03-24 1:30:37 PM  
22 votes:
As I have said in other threads: "The problem with Darwinism is that it takes too long and there is the potential for a lot of innocent collateral damage".

He should be locked up for not only putting people at the University at risk, but the community around the University and especially health care workers and first responders.
 
2020-03-24 1:37:17 PM  
17 votes:
If the risk was only to the idiots ignoring common sense I would have no sympathy. However this is willfully endangering not only the troglodytes at Liberty U but the common everyday Americans. These people should be forced to close by the Governor. VA has already canceled all public school classes for the remained of the school year I do not understand why universities ( real ones not Libertarian high) are still open even if they are using remote access.

When this is over there need to be criminal charges and fines for people and organizations that have willingly and knowingly endangered the rest of us.
 
2020-03-24 1:25:44 PM  
17 votes:
The grift must flow. Ole Jerry's gravy train can't stop.
 
2020-03-24 1:25:06 PM  
16 votes:
I SAID: Nuke the site from orbit | Alien DC
Youtube DHFvhAiAsoU
 
2020-03-24 1:42:24 PM  
15 votes:
What are the odds that he won't actually be there?
 
2020-03-24 1:30:36 PM  
15 votes:
Religion might still be the number reason most people have died during the last few thousand years.
 
2020-03-24 1:52:09 PM  
13 votes:

truthandjustice: Are there old people in the dorm? No.
Then what's the problem.

Would it be better to send them home on planes to their (older) parents?


40-50% of COVID patients in hospitals right now are under 50 with some as young as 20, with no underlying conditions. It's a myth it isn't a threat to younger folks. Also, many of their staff are bound to be in the higher fatality risk group age.
 
2020-03-24 1:25:59 PM  
13 votes:

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope they have enough track suits and sneakers.


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2020-03-24 1:21:46 PM  
12 votes:
That whole bunch is a boil on the ass of Lynchburg, VA.
 
2020-03-24 1:22:20 PM  
11 votes:
I hope they have enough track suits and sneakers.
 
2020-03-24 1:21:59 PM  
10 votes:
I'm grateful to have another self-sorting cohort of data for this giant experiment. I genuinely hope those that don't want to go back can figure out an alternative.
 
2020-03-24 1:58:20 PM  
9 votes:
Step 1: reopen school
Step 2: blue state governor steps in to stop you
Step 3: scream about religious persecution
 
2020-03-24 1:39:25 PM  
8 votes:
Maybe don't go to a university run by a complete and utter asshole, eh? Sucks that they're a danger to the people unfortunate enough to live near Liberty U. though.
 
2020-03-24 2:16:31 PM  
7 votes:

truthandjustice: Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Are there old people in the dorm? No.
Then what's the problem.

Would it be better to send them home on planes to their (older) parents?

40-50% of COVID patients in hospitals right now are under 50 with some as young as 20, with no underlying conditions. It's a myth it isn't a threat to younger folks. Also, many of their staff are bound to be in the higher fatality risk group age.

"
Young adults (20 to 29 years old)
The important stats on young adults:
In Spain, out of 1,285 cases for people 20 to 29 (a much bigger sample size than we have for children), 183 of them have been hospitalized, a 14 percent rate; eight have ended up in intensive care, a 0.6 percent rate, and four people in this age range have died, a 0.3 percent fatality rate.
Italy and South Korea have reported no fatalities for this group; China reports that 0.2 percent of cases for these young people end in death.
The CDC covers a huge 20-44 age range in its data, but here's what we know about that entire group: 14.3 percent hospitalized, 2 percent in the ICU, and 0.1 percent fatality rate."
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/23/21190033​/coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-by-age


It's not just about fatalities in their age cohort, if they are sick enough to require hospitalization then they are using up resources that could be going to caring for others. Others who will die.
 
2020-03-24 1:45:25 PM  
7 votes:

Diogenes: I'd establish a containment zone around that entire campus, like they did New Rochelle.


I think the only thing falwell's trying to contain as a bankruptcy. I don't hear religious fervor about this what I hear is a man who has a universally that doesn't sound like its solvent
 
2020-03-24 1:30:17 PM  
7 votes:
Well bless their souls, we didn't need their votes anyway.
 
2020-03-24 1:54:20 PM  
6 votes:

lolmao500: The only sad part about this is that these farks are probably gonna infect nurses and doctors when they end up in the hospital


and people in the streets, and people in stores, and people in their families, and each one of those people who go back to the stupid university could potentially indirectly infect hundreds of others, some of whom will die.

this isn't a self-selecting cohort putting themselves at risk, this is a group of morons who are spreading risks throughout the population.

I still, to this day, find it hard to believe that people can be this obstinate, stupid, selfish, and cruel.
 
2020-03-24 1:43:07 PM  
6 votes:
Death Cult
 
2020-03-24 1:30:34 PM  
6 votes:

Super Chronic: Darwin going after the creationists? I don't have enough popcorn.


Sounds more like they're chasing him.
 
2020-03-24 1:26:33 PM  
6 votes:
Meanwhile, President of Harvard and his wife both tested positive for coronavirus. Obviously this means Trump is POTUS for life and Falwell is immune.

/Idiots
 
2020-03-24 6:26:14 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-03-24 2:29:24 PM  
5 votes:
Liberty University teaches Darwinism? We are definitely in the weirdest timeline.
 
2020-03-24 1:45:32 PM  
5 votes:

DecemberNitro: The slow-motion atom bomb that is this pandemic is still in the process of exploding, and here we are getting people saying "the danger is over, let's all get back to normal."

Modern conservative organized religion should be purged from every corner of the earth.


FTFY
 
2020-03-24 1:28:12 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-03-24 1:23:13 PM  
5 votes:
Darwin going after the creationists? I don't have enough popcorn.
 
2020-03-24 1:09:57 PM  
5 votes:
this is what is meant when describing someone as a chocolate starfish
good work Jerry...I only wish there was a stupid tax so we could pay for all the extra medical cost you are creating for america
 
2020-03-24 1:54:45 PM  
4 votes:
Isn't this the guy that paid the pool boy a couple of million dollars to plow his wife?
 
2020-03-24 1:42:05 PM  
4 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Fine. Go back to school, you Bible humping simps. But I want the National Guard brought up to quarantine the exits. Nobody leaves for 3 months.

Either God will provide or every faculty member ends up dead. Let's have the chips fall where they may.


I'm down with that. Lump them all together and keep them there together.
 
2020-03-24 12:23:15 PM  
4 votes:
Hope that works out for you guys...👍
 
2020-03-24 3:02:43 PM  
3 votes:

Diogenes: I'd establish a containment zone around that entire campus, like they did New Rochelle.


Can we keep it that way even once we're past this pandemic? For the good of the country?
 
2020-03-24 2:56:47 PM  
3 votes:
Like the story about the mega church somewhere the other day- I think it's OK to wish death upon all these people- but mostly the Falwell asshole.
 
2020-03-24 2:50:50 PM  
3 votes:

truthandjustice: Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Are there old people in the dorm? No.
Then what's the problem.

Would it be better to send them home on planes to their (older) parents?

40-50% of COVID patients in hospitals right now are under 50 with some as young as 20, with no underlying conditions. It's a myth it isn't a threat to younger folks. Also, many of their staff are bound to be in the higher fatality risk group age.

"
Young adults (20 to 29 years old)
The important stats on young adults:
In Spain, out of 1,285 cases for people 20 to 29 (a much bigger sample size than we have for children), 183 of them have been hospitalized, a 14 percent rate; eight have ended up in intensive care, a 0.6 percent rate, and four people in this age range have died, a 0.3 percent fatality rate.
Italy and South Korea have reported no fatalities for this group; China reports that 0.2 percent of cases for these young people end in death.
The CDC covers a huge 20-44 age range in its data, but here's what we know about that entire group: 14.3 percent hospitalized, 2 percent in the ICU, and 0.1 percent fatality rate."
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/23/21190033​/coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-by-age

It's not just about fatalities in their age cohort, if they are sick enough to require hospitalization then they are using up resources that could be going to caring for others. Others who will die.

And how are these "others" going to get it?
Shouldn't they be in their homes and apartments?


Car accidents, gunshots, heart disease, cancer, or any of the reasons that people normally go to hospitals. If the beds are full of COVID patients and/or the medical staff are sick themselves, those others will be SOL
 
2020-03-24 2:41:17 PM  
3 votes:

Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Are there old people in the dorm? No.
Then what's the problem.

Would it be better to send them home on planes to their (older) parents?

40-50% of COVID patients in hospitals right now are under 50 with some as young as 20, with no underlying conditions. It's a myth it isn't a threat to younger folks. Also, many of their staff are bound to be in the higher fatality risk group age.

But isn't a dorm similar to an apartment complex?
They have to live somewhere.

Are they going to classes?

They are not.
Classes are online only.

Ah, thank you. DNRTFA obvs. Is their cafeteria open?


Cafeteria is doing takeout only.
 
2020-03-24 1:48:01 PM  
3 votes:

edmo: I'll bet Liberty still has recess

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Is that a circular ring of puke?
 
2020-03-24 1:47:49 PM  
3 votes:
Doesn't he make money if the kids are in class or not?
Must not be getting any extra from the concessions.  I'm sure they dropped off
New Pool Boy recruit time?
Need an audience for D2S to stand before and be cheered.
 
2020-03-24 1:36:54 PM  
3 votes:

hershy799: Meanwhile, President of Harvard and his wife both tested positive for coronavirus. Obviously this means Trump is POTUS for life and Falwell is immune.

/Idiots


Is there any way for both the President of Harvard *and* Falwell to get the virus?

I mean, if we're clearing the shiat out of the horse stalls, best to clear them out of all the stalls.
 
2020-03-24 1:31:48 PM  
3 votes:

hugram: Religion might still be the number reason most people have died during the last few thousand years.


The Middle East comes to mind...

/just saying...
 
2020-03-24 1:24:55 PM  
3 votes:
Self-correcting problem?
 
2020-03-24 7:20:28 PM  
2 votes:
I dont think I have ever seen so much arrogance & stupidity in 1 picture.

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2020-03-24 3:13:31 PM  
2 votes:

edmo: I'll bet Liberty still has recess

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Wtf is the story with this picture???
 
2020-03-24 2:56:40 PM  
2 votes:

lolmao500: The only sad part about this is that these farks are probably gonna infect nurses and doctors when they end up in the hospital


If you're stupid enough to become a willing pathogen, then you wait at the end of the line for medical attention.
 
2020-03-24 2:40:05 PM  
2 votes:

Unobtanium: An insular group of fundies. What could go wrong?


farking christians and their offshoot cults are gonna kill us all.
 
2020-03-24 2:15:12 PM  
2 votes:

Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Are there old people in the dorm? No.
Then what's the problem.

Would it be better to send them home on planes to their (older) parents?

40-50% of COVID patients in hospitals right now are under 50 with some as young as 20, with no underlying conditions. It's a myth it isn't a threat to younger folks. Also, many of their staff are bound to be in the higher fatality risk group age.

But isn't a dorm similar to an apartment complex?
They have to live somewhere.

Are they going to classes?


They are not.
Classes are online only.
 
2020-03-24 1:53:47 PM  
2 votes:
going to be hard to find my farks when these idiots start dropping.
i try to be a decent person, but...
 
2020-03-24 1:45:24 PM  
2 votes:

RedComrade: If the risk was only to the idiots ignoring common sense I would have no sympathy. However this is willfully endangering not only the troglodytes at Liberty U but the common everyday Americans. These people should be forced to close by the Governor. VA has already canceled all public school classes for the remained of the school year I do not understand why universities ( real ones not Libertarian high) are still open even if they are using remote access.


Well, we have to stay open to complete classes- students have licensing requirements (teachers, etc), still need specific classes for grad school, etc.

Keeping stuff open in person is beyond asinine.  We're in day 2 of classes restarting and I'm bored.  I have an open Zoom session for anyone needing class support and have gotten a grand total of one.  Folks are adapting.
 
2020-03-24 1:28:39 PM  
2 votes:
It was actually shut down?

Last I had heard it was a giant hoax and classes would continue as normal.


The deep state got to him too didn't they?
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2020-03-24 1:22:43 PM  
2 votes:
A testament to their chutzpah and stupidity.
 
2020-03-24 9:05:39 PM  
1 vote:

Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Medic Zero: truthandjustice: Are there old people in the dorm? No.
Then what's the problem.

Would it be better to send them home on planes to their (older) parents?

40-50% of COVID patients in hospitals right now are under 50 with some as young as 20, with no underlying conditions. It's a myth it isn't a threat to younger folks. Also, many of their staff are bound to be in the higher fatality risk group age.

But isn't a dorm similar to an apartment complex?
They have to live somewhere.

Are they going to classes?

They are not.
Classes are online only.

Ah, thank you. DNRTFA obvs. Is their cafeteria open?

Cafeteria is doing takeout only.

Well, color me shocked, but perhaps Liberty U isn't doing anything wrong here. Who would've thunk it.


Or maybe they are.
The latest is that they misled local officials, who aren't in favor of the plan.
http://wset.com/news/coronavirus/lync​h​burg-leaders-could-not-be-more-disappo​inted-in-liberty-welcoming-students-ba​ck
 
2020-03-24 5:23:53 PM  
1 vote:

bob lob law: Aren't these morons supposed to be pro-life?


The Pro-life movement only cares about fetuses.  The sanctity of life doesn't apply once the baby is born. Everybody knows that.
 
2020-03-24 4:17:59 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah I don't care. Am i supposed to care? All this shiat happening to people who actually don't want to get sick, and these smooth-brained imbeciles want to gather en masse?

Fine.

Stay there and die quickly.
 
2020-03-24 3:59:35 PM  
1 vote:
Falwell's a jerk, and this is no doubt, his answer to being "faithful" in the midst of a virus "hoax." But I don't see why students can't live on the campus and get takeout from the cafeteria? How is staying in a dorm different than staying in an apartment off-campus, as long as folks follow health guidelines. The classes are online. What am I missing?
 
2020-03-24 3:58:40 PM  
1 vote:
Ok. We now have a control group.  Let the monitoring of Lynchburg commence.  Their sacrifice will enrich the project.
 
2020-03-24 3:52:58 PM  
1 vote:
Fine, just don't let any of them off campus for the rest of the year and have any deliveries made by people in haz mat suits that leave the boxes at one of the entrances.
 
2020-03-24 2:51:57 PM  
1 vote:

ImpendingCynic: Step 1: reopen school
Step 2: blue state governor steps in to stop you
Step 3: scream about religious persecution


Let them enter but not leave, problem solved.
 
2020-03-24 2:40:39 PM  
1 vote:
The GOP base, ladies and germs.....
 
2020-03-24 2:24:15 PM  
1 vote:

middlewaytao: deadromanoff: Something, something something
Let God sort em out.....

"Kill them. For the Lord knows who are His." was originally from the catholic church referring to killing other Catholics who fraternized with Cathars.


Consider me informed
 
2020-03-24 2:09:07 PM  
1 vote:

DecemberNitro: The slow-motion atom bomb that is this pandemic is still in the process of exploding, and here we are getting people saying "the danger is over, let's all get back to normal."

Modern conservative religion should be purged from every corner of the earth.


I think C19 is giving it the ole college try
 
2020-03-24 2:05:27 PM  
1 vote:

Diogenes: I'd establish a containment zone around that entire campus, like they did New Rochelle.


just set up a bunch of strip clubs and dive bars around the perimeter.  That should do it.

/nevermind.
//we want them to stay IN the school grounds.
 
2020-03-24 1:56:25 PM  
1 vote:

Circusdog320: Way to overwhelm the medical infrastructure in short order Jerry.

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2020-03-24 1:53:07 PM  
1 vote:
Are all you farkers who don't want non essentials hassled on the street cool with this?  These "people" are walking bio terror weapons.  Take every quarentine breaker and shove the "university" full up of them.  Until it is packed to the gills. Then torch the place.  We need the non essentials locked up for our own safety.  Sorry, you should have become essential beforehand.  The world doesn't need youtube or preacher  celebrities walking around spreading disease.  So you get to stay inside, for a while.  Even if it is inconvenient.  Hell, the government is likely to send you free money, without having to work.  Unlike the essentials, who still have to work.  To keep your non essential life going.  So stay the fark inside.

We are all in this together.  And if you aren't "in this" with us, you are the enemy and very likely some Chinese or russian bio terror weapon.  You must be neutralized.  We asked nicely for you to stay isolated for a little while.  To give you the illusion of choice, hoping you would choose the right way.  But you didn't.  And maybe it isn't your fault.  Maybe you are programmed by your handlers to have an uncontrollable desire to spread your weaponized virus.  I don't know.  But I do know you are a danger to us all and should be eliminated.  Maybe we need shocking videos of your kind being eliminated to break you out of your Chinese or Russian conditioning?  Maybe seeing quarentine breakers run over by tanks will break the conditioning?
 
2020-03-24 1:49:47 PM  
1 vote:

deadromanoff: Something, something something
Let God sort em out.....


"Kill them. For the Lord knows who are His." was originally from the catholic church referring to killing other Catholics who fraternized with Cathars.
 
2020-03-24 1:48:20 PM  
1 vote:

grokca: What are the odds that he won't actually be there?


Pool boy is lonely.

Dance of the Pool Boy
Youtube WSamR_8rqL4
 
2020-03-24 1:40:34 PM  
1 vote:
I'm going to give this thoughts and prayers....surely the opposite of what Falwell is thinking, but thoughts and prayers nonetheless.
 
2020-03-24 1:30:23 PM  
1 vote:
I'll bet Liberty still has recess

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2020-03-24 1:26:59 PM  
1 vote:

not enough beer: VA gov should just give the shelter in place order and be done with it. That would stop this stupid shiat.


And do it soon. Lynchburg is way too close to me even in non-emergency situations.
 
2020-03-24 1:26:38 PM  
1 vote:

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: I hope they have enough track suits and sneakers.


When that went down, and I saw the footage, I did think "Sweet Nikes.  Where'd they get those?"
 
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