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(Politico)   Welp, if you were wondering how long Americans could stand staying at home in order to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens, the answer was "2 months". WE'RE BACK, BABY   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-05-20 10:48:28 AM  
12 votes:

EatHam: BizarreMan: I would kill for a haircut.

I mean, you can get a haircut, just not a professional one.  My wife did pretty well for a first try.  Definitely not the best haircut I've ever had, but it is not bad at all.  And that was the first time she'd ever cut hair.  It seems like it's something that most people should be able to figure out.


I tried. It didn't go well.

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2020-05-20 10:45:59 AM  
8 votes:
Sure. Let's go another 2 months. The poor, who largely work jobs that require they be in a workplace can continue to take it in the fart box so professionals and investor class can live their lives uneffected. The poor can eat the weaker ones. Brilliant. We'll do that, rather than tell grandma who's retired and not going out much to stay inside until thief's a vaccine. We'll impoverish the whole planet, rather than inconvenience grandma and 45 year old who haven't done a sit-up in 20 years.
 
2020-05-20 11:05:18 AM  
6 votes:

TDWCom29: IMACODFISH: Sure. Let's go another 2 months. The poor, who largely work jobs that require they be in a workplace can continue to take it in the fart box so professionals and investor class can live their lives uneffected. The poor can eat the weaker ones. Brilliant. We'll do that, rather than tell grandma who's retired and not going out much to stay inside until thief's a vaccine. We'll impoverish the whole planet, rather than inconvenience grandma and 45 year old who haven't done a sit-up in 20 years.

Go outside, or at least to a really really crowded place. Us libs will just cower inside while you're big the big brave boy proving us all wrong


I can't wait to see the look on your stupid lib face when I'm on a ventilator!
 
2020-05-20 11:12:56 AM  
5 votes:

Snapper Carr: born_yesterday: Snapper Carr: IMACODFISH: Sure. Let's go another 2 months. The poor, who largely work jobs that require they be in a workplace can continue to take it in the fart box so professionals and investor class can live their lives uneffected. The poor can eat the weaker ones. Brilliant. We'll do that, rather than tell grandma who's retired and not going out much to stay inside until thief's a vaccine. We'll impoverish the whole planet, rather than inconvenience grandma and 45 year old who haven't done a sit-up in 20 years.

Or we could do what the rest of the modern world is doing and have the government pick up the slack for those who aren't working due to these extraordinary circumstances.

But nah.  Better we should just cut payroll taxes and OSHA regulations.  That'll get things moving again.

Binary thinking is fascinating and a bit scary to see in the wild, isn't it?

ALL OPEN NOW OR ALL POORS DIE AT HOME!!!


False dilemma is one of those logical fallacies that shows up a lot in political discussions.  It's rampant on the poltab


Look, libfart.  We can either stay home forever and ever or run out to Chili's right now and order an Xtreme Taco Tower with Cheezy Fire Sauce.  Those are the only two choices available to us.
 
2020-05-20 10:41:30 AM  
5 votes:
My lawn has never been so free of dandelions now that I have nothing better to do but pull them by hand. So stay off it!
 
2020-05-20 10:32:53 AM  
4 votes:
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2020-05-20 10:28:40 AM  
4 votes:
I don't get why these people didn't have months worth of money saved up so they could've weathered this storm.

I mean, sure, now I don't have a rainy day fund.  Now if I need surgery I'll have to take out a loan.  If there is something else unexpected I'll be evicted and become homeless.  My retirement plans are pushed back 5 years.  And since I spent money now and inflation is going to be a biatch, I'll be poorer for the rest of my life and I won't be able to provide an increased standard of living to my children.

But dammit, we gotta keep those 100 year olds healthy!

/been a work at home farker for a year already
//times have been good for my industry
///not everyone is so lucky.
 
2020-05-20 9:21:31 AM  
4 votes:
Sorry grandma, I need a haircut!
 
2020-05-20 11:00:17 AM  
3 votes:

IMACODFISH: Sure. Let's go another 2 months. The poor, who largely work jobs that require they be in a workplace can continue to take it in the fart box so professionals and investor class can live their lives uneffected. The poor can eat the weaker ones. Brilliant. We'll do that, rather than tell grandma who's retired and not going out much to stay inside until thief's a vaccine. We'll impoverish the whole planet, rather than inconvenience grandma and 45 year old who haven't done a sit-up in 20 years.


I assume that you're a native English speaker, but a lot of people will assume you aren't based on this.
 
2020-05-20 10:34:04 AM  
3 votes:

karnal: Dim Rallying Cry:  Tank the Economy - Blame Trump!


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2020-05-20 10:31:40 AM  
3 votes:
This is first degree hurrdurr.
 
2020-05-20 10:26:12 AM  
3 votes:
'Well, you can't make people stay in forever.'

Right, because asking other people to live like I already do is true cruelty..
 
2020-05-20 12:42:33 PM  
2 votes:
Comply. Obey. Never question. Big brother knows what is best. Liberal politicians and the media have divined the One True Answer, and to question it even slightly is heresy of the highest order and must be punished swiftly and severely! For real, you guys are getting seriously creepy with this Orwellian shiat. NYC went into full lockdown and has had almost 16,000 deaths and they were practically piling bodies in the street, but the media hasn't stopped sucking Cuomo's cock for months over his terrific response because he followed the script. South Dakota never issued a stay/shelter-at-home order and mostly stayed open for business, and we've been relentlessly mocked and ridiculed for it. So far we've had a staggering 46 deaths. It's almost as though sticking to The Script at all costs is far more important than anything else. Outcomes don't matter, all that matters is religious adherence to The Rules. And yeah, NY has a lot more people. That's kind of the point. A "one-size-fits-all" approach might not be the best answer.

Everyone (well, almost everyone) here acts like anyone who is beginning to question our dramatic reaponse to this virus and the devastating effects it has had on our economy are just greedy, entitled idiots who would rather shoot grandma in the face than go without a haircut or a day at the beach for a couple of months, because that's what you have been told. That's the Narrative. It's not about people wanting to go back to work to support their families. It's not about small business owners desperately trying to save something they spent their entire life building. It's not about crops and livestock being destroyed because of disruptions inbthe supply chain and collapsing markets. It's all about selfishness and haircuts. If we can reduce it to that, we can continue to force compliance through guilt and shame and ridicule. And y'all eat it up and parrot it back and forth all day everyday until it becomes Truth. This place becomes more of a cult every day. There are millions of real people all over this country watching desperately as everything they have worked for their entire lives is slipping away due not to a virus, but to our response to it. And if they question that response even slightly, you people go apeshiat. I'm not saying that we shouldn't be taking this seriously. I'm not saying that there aren't selfish idiots out there doing stupid things. But there is a lot more to all of this that most of you are unable or unwilling to acknowledge. It's easy to sit at home and continue to draw a paycheck and ridicule those who are not content to just sit back and watch while they lose everything. Not everyone can work from home and "sacrifice" by not going to the club and ordering delivery instead of eating out. As long as your sacrifice is limited to inconvenience and mild discomfort, then everyone else should happily sacrifice everything without complaint! And you call others selfish. Very, very typical for Fark 2020.

We CAN take measures to protect the most vulnerable members of our population without burning down our entire economy, but to even suggest such a thing in some parts is exactly the same as locking all the doors and fire bombing a nursing home.
 
2020-05-20 12:21:03 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-05-20 10:25:30 AM  
2 votes:
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2020-05-20 6:35:44 PM  
1 vote:

Bloody William: gretzkyscores: mod3072: We CAN take measures to protect the most vulnerable members of our population without burning down our entire economy

That's simple and reasonable. The problem is that it doesn't allow legions of Fark liberals to feel morally superior as they endlessly scold, bully, and wag their fingers endlessly in the faces of the vulgar proletariat MAGA masses who won't just roll over and wait for Uncle Sugar Wet Nurse to hand them a UBI.

Bloody William: Wear a mask, keep your distance, and don't endanger people around you because you're a spiteful child. It's not farking hard. Since that very clearly can't be guaranteed on a very large level without stay at home orders and lockdowns, we need to keep going with that until the pandemic gets under control. More Americans have died from this than died in the Vietnam war, just over the last few months. This is a major farking problem and it's still a major problem we need to deal with on a large, comprehensive level.

None of your childish "But muh freedoms and the economy!" bullshiat will change that, or the simple fact that you're demanding cold calculus of trading lives for economic activity. And that's a fact you need to morally face on your own.,

Face the morality of the calculus you're demanding. Instead of the government serving as a support through these unique and very difficult times (the economy's taking a huge hit whether or not there's a lockdown, welcome to pandemicville), we're arguing about simply accepting throwing bodies into the grinder to keep the economy chugging at any cost.


Not everything in life is a simple binary choice. It doesn't have to be all or none. And get off your high farking moral horse, you hypocrite. What are you giving up? Leaving mom's basement slightly less often than before? You're sacrificing nothing and telling others they must give up everything, and if they don't just sit back and watch as their entire life's work is destroyed, they are immoral monsters who put money above lives. I'm not talking about hedge fund billionaires, but just regular people who are losing everything. It's not as simplistic as you want to make it. I don't know if you are intellectually incapable of grasping that, or if you are just so brainwashed by the cultish adherence to "the rules" being pushed by the media and social media that you refuse to even think for yourself anymore. Nobody is saying we should start throwing infected corpses into nursing homes and let the strong survive. I'm not saying throw caution to the wind and get everything back to the way it was before immediately. There can be a balance. We can open large parts of the economy and still practice social distancing. We can still take precautions. The supermarkets and Wal Marts and Home Depots have been open and packed full for the entire epidemic, but if we start allowing people to get a haircut we're all gonna die? Not that I really care about haircuts, but the people whose livelihoods depend on them probably do. And you can fark off with your "moral calculus" bullshiat too. We do it all of the time. Millions die every year in car accidents. If we wanted to be 100% safe from that, we could just ban automobiles. Since that is clearly idiotic, we choose instead to mitigate that risk through safety features, speed limits, traffic laws, etc. Owning a car doesn't make you a bloodthirsty monster hell-bent on murdering innocents, it makes you someone who wants to be able to get your ass to work and the grocery store. And there are a million other examples. Life is inherently risky. Rational people do what they can within reason to mitigate those risks, and then carry on with life. We should do what we can to protect those most at risk, but we can't just all cower in our homes for the next year.
 
2020-05-20 12:56:05 PM  
1 vote:

mod3072: We CAN take measures to protect the most vulnerable members of our population without burning down our entire economy


That's simple and reasonable. The problem is that it doesn't allow legions of Fark liberals to feel morally superior as they endlessly scold, bully, and wag their fingers endlessly in the faces of the vulgar proletariat MAGA masses who won't just roll over and wait for Uncle Sugar Wet Nurse to hand them a UBI.
 
2020-05-20 11:41:02 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-05-20 11:11:57 AM  
1 vote:

theteacher: I wonder if the people who are aching to go out don't do their own lawns and gardening and cleaning.


We don't because we aren't peasants.
 
2020-05-20 10:54:05 AM  
1 vote:
If this lockdown meant we could not even leave our homes for any reason, I would understand

If this lockdown meant we would be indoors for years and not a couple months, I would understand

But I really can not understand all the childish whining. I can once again drive during rush hour and actually drive the speed limit and not 10MPH. I save $$$ not having to drive everyday, not having to buy lunch every day. So what if my Amazon Prime order comes slower instead of 2 days, nothing I order was of truly serious consequence to life. So I have to wear a hat when I go out because my hair is an overgrown mess, that is great because I spend less time worrying about silly crap and just grab a hat and go. Big deal I need to wear a mask going into the store, I am not so self-delusional to think that everyone is missing my pretty smile. This has been a wonderful relaxing time for me personally.

As if Trump did not already destroy the Evangelicals morality, their obsession with willing to create more deaths in support of this tyrant surely should be the final coffin in the nail. I would expect the right to life people leading the charge to do whatever means necessary to save life.
 
2020-05-20 10:35:24 AM  
1 vote:

HansoSparxx: EatHam: BizarreMan: I would kill for a haircut.

I mean, you can get a haircut, just not a professional one.  My wife did pretty well for a first try.  Definitely not the best haircut I've ever had, but it is not bad at all.  And that was the first time she'd ever cut hair.  It seems like it's something that most people should be able to figure out.

I've given myself and my son a couple hair cuts already.  Getting better at it.  Wasn't as hard as I thought and it's kinda fun.  I may never go back to the barber.


I just broke out the #2 setting on the clippers and shaved my whole head.  My ex would kill me if I did that with my son however.
 
2020-05-20 10:25:27 AM  
1 vote:
Gonna be real weird for America in couple months when everything needs to shut down again, but every other developed nation will celebrating the success of their gradual, structured re-openings in some degree.
 
2020-05-20 10:05:09 AM  
1 vote:
Oh, I'm sure *cough* it'll be *cough* fine... is it hot in here, or it just me?
 
2020-05-20 9:57:43 AM  
1 vote:
What if you hate grandma & grandpa and want a nice fat inheritance? Hey, time to party like it's 1999!!!
 
2020-05-20 9:35:11 AM  
1 vote:
I want to make rock juice on urethane holds at the climbing gym. =(
 
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