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(Tampa Bay Times)   Anti maskers have been around 100 years. In 1918 a health official shot one on the street   (tampabay.com) divider line
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2020-08-04 12:49:38 PM  
Idiots have been around forever, but only recently can they tap into a worldwide community of idiots, and only very recently have they controlled the White House.
 
2020-08-04 2:17:15 PM  
Of course, wearing a mask could save your life.   I'd like to read more stories like this.
 
2020-08-04 2:18:04 PM  
Ironically, that man shot for not wearing a mask was named Lloyd George.
 
2020-08-04 2:18:59 PM  
Trumpers: "MAGA!"

TFA: "America used to shoot people who refused to wear a mask."

Trumpers: "Wait..."
 
2020-08-04 2:19:12 PM  
Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Here I am, stuck in the middle with flu.
 
2020-08-04 2:19:37 PM  
The League drew several thousand people to one anti-mask meeting at a roller rink, according to January 1919 records of the city's board of supervisors.

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2020-08-04 2:21:36 PM  
Doctor Wears 6 Face Masks to Prove They Do Not Lower Oxygen Levels
Youtube t11ZqCsdR8s
 
2020-08-04 2:22:37 PM  
Never appease conservative trash.
 
2020-08-04 2:23:14 PM  

Gaddiel: Shooting people who won't wear masks does sound tempting.


I'm ok with this.
 
2020-08-04 2:23:42 PM  
I will divide my response into a comment and a question:

1. YES!!!
2.  What does it take to become a "health official"?
 
2020-08-04 2:24:52 PM  

rcain: Back then we had Eugenics as well. We could literally label them as degenerates and castrate them


We also had unregistered civilian machine gun ownership, and *GOBS* of war trophies from "Over There".
 
2020-08-04 2:24:55 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Idiots have been around forever, but only recently can they tap into a worldwide community of idiots, and only very recently have they controlled the White House.


30 Rock noted the emerging trend of idiots mobilized by social media years ago

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2020-08-04 2:24:58 PM  
LEGALIZE IT NOW!
LEGALIZE IT NOW!
LEGALIZE IT NOW!
 
2020-08-04 2:26:09 PM  
😷
 
2020-08-04 2:27:03 PM  
Surgeon General of the US Navy in a 1919 report:

"No evidence was presented which would justify compelling persons at large to wear masks during an epidemic. The mask is designed only to afford protection against a direct spray from the mouth of the carrier of pathogenic microorganisms ... Masks of improper design, made of wide-mesh gauze, which rest against the mouth and nose, become wet with saliva, soiled with the fingers, and are changed infrequently, may lead to infection rather than prevent it, especially when worn by persons who have not even a rudimentary knowledge of the modes of transmission of the causative agents of communicable diseases."
"Epidemiological and Statistical Data, US Navy, 1918," Reprinted from the Annual Report of the Surgeon General, US Navy, (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1919)
 
2020-08-04 2:27:29 PM  
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2020-08-04 2:28:58 PM  

born_yesterday: I will divide my response into a comment and a question:

2.  What does it take to become a "health official"?


Usually an MD, as well as a masters from a medical school in a field closely related to public health or epidemiology.
 
2020-08-04 2:29:46 PM  
That sounds like an improvement. Not the shooting, but actual enforcement taking place. Though I'm sure there were just as many pockets of IDGAF where like 20% even bothered covering their faces as there are today. It's always the dramatic scenes that get recorded, the protests, the violence, the arrests and fines, not the ones where nobody cares enough.
 
2020-08-04 2:34:43 PM  
I don't see anything wrong with anti-maskers getting shot.
 
2020-08-04 2:36:19 PM  

Gaddiel: Shooting people who won't wear masks does sound tempting.


It sure does. But unfortunately we can't.
 
2020-08-04 2:40:50 PM  

MugzyBrown: Surgeon General of the US Navy in a 1919 report:

"No evidence was presented which would justify compelling persons at large to wear masks during an epidemic. The mask is designed only to afford protection against a direct spray from the mouth of the carrier of pathogenic microorganisms ... Masks of improper design, made of wide-mesh gauze, which rest against the mouth and nose, become wet with saliva, soiled with the fingers, and are changed infrequently, may lead to infection rather than prevent it, especially when worn by persons who have not even a rudimentary knowledge of the modes of transmission of the causative agents of communicable diseases."
"Epidemiological and Statistical Data, US Navy, 1918," Reprinted from the Annual Report of the Surgeon General, US Navy, (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1919)


Do you still take the advice of medical people from 100 years ago over the medical professionals of today for everything
 
2020-08-04 2:51:49 PM  
--We should start calling these idiots " Grubermans ".  If you're this far into the coronavirus situation and you are still willing to be obstinate and fight about wearing a mask THAT PROTECTS OTHER PEOPLE FROM YOU, all you deserve is a

Universal Kempo Karate - "2013 Boot to the Head"
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2020-08-04 2:54:07 PM  
"A 62-year-old health inspector dragged the man to a drug store and insisted he buy a mask to wear, but when the blacksmith began pummeling him with a sack of silver dollars the inspector drew his revolver and fired. The maskless man and two others were hit. All survived"

Never bring a sack of silver dollars to a gunfight.
 
2020-08-04 2:55:26 PM  

kdawg7736: Gaddiel: Shooting people who won't wear masks does sound tempting.

It sure does. But unfortunately we can't.


I mean, you can. There will just be a bevy of predictable consequences that follow. Pretty much the same reason we don't go indiscriminately shooting people for other reasons, like people who take calls on speaker phone in the middle of the store.
 
2020-08-04 2:57:12 PM  
... it is crazy to me that stories about the flu pandemic 100 years ago sound virtually identical to stories about today.

All the technological, scientific and medical advancements and we as a society responded in almost the same way.
 
2020-08-04 2:58:08 PM  
When firefighters are putting out field fires it is necessary for them to take shovels to the heads of various animals to prevent the spread of the fire. I rabbit hopping around with it's fur on fire can ignite areas outside of the fire line.

It's not cruel, it's necessary.
 
2020-08-04 2:58:31 PM  
What really suffer from these cease fires is bullets.  They only want to fly free and bury themselves into anyone they can to give them a warm hug from the inside out.  A chambered bullet is a lonely bullet, but also remember to spray and pray responsibly.
 
2020-08-04 3:04:22 PM  

TDWCom29: Do you still take the advice of medical people from 100 years ago over the medical professionals of today for everything


Well it was also part of the CDCs guidelines about 2 years ago
 
2020-08-04 3:07:17 PM  

Gaddiel: kdawg7736: Gaddiel: Shooting people who won't wear masks does sound tempting.

It sure does. But unfortunately we can't.

I mean, you can. There will just be a bevy of predictable consequences that follow. Pretty much the same reason we don't go indiscriminately shooting people for other reasons, like people who take calls on speaker phone in the middle of the store.


I take more issue with people who take calls, on the toilet, on speaker phone.

Every bit of that is wrong.
 
2020-08-04 3:16:10 PM  

MugzyBrown: TDWCom29: Do you still take the advice of medical people from 100 years ago over the medical professionals of today for everything

Well it was also part of the CDCs guidelines about 2 years ago


Do you still take the medical advice of professionals from 2 years ago over today?
 
2020-08-04 3:21:42 PM  
What, nobody else noticed Ben Garrison's very first "comic" in the article
 
2020-08-04 3:22:08 PM  

Nullav: That sounds like an improvement. Not the shooting, but actual enforcement taking place. Though I'm sure there were just as many pockets of IDGAF where like 20% even bothered covering their faces as there are today. It's always the dramatic scenes that get recorded, the protests, the violence, the arrests and fines, not the ones where nobody cares enough.


Narcotics work like that too
 
2020-08-04 3:29:46 PM  
here's my plan:
1.     Hire big burly dudes.
2.     Teach them how to use tasers.
3b.   Without warning - tase maskless people in establishments that have a clear mask requirement.  GOTO 4
3c.    If wearing a mask-but below nose - slap the shiat out of them GOTO 6
4.      Zip tie offenders hands and feet.
5.      Place them in a "coral" in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.      Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.
 
2020-08-04 3:33:16 PM  

godxam: here's my plan:
1.     Hire big burly dudes.
2.     Teach them how to use tasers.
3b.   Without warning - tase maskless people in establishments that have a clear mask requirement.  GOTO 4
3c.    If wearing a mask-but below nose - slap the shiat out of them GOTO 6
4.      Zip tie offenders hands and feet.
5.      Place them in a "coral" in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.      Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.


Or? Just bean bag them!  Less is more.
 
2020-08-04 3:33:31 PM  

godxam: here's my plan:
1.     Hire big burly dudes.
2.     Teach them how to use tasers.
3b.   Without warning - tase maskless people in establishments that have a clear mask requirement.  GOTO 4
3c.    If wearing a mask-but below nose - slap the shiat out of them GOTO 6
4.      Zip tie offenders hands and feet.
5.      Place them in a "coral" in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.      Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.


In the mouth
 
2020-08-04 3:36:50 PM  

godxam: here's my plan:
1.     Hire big burly dudes.
2.     Teach them how to use tasers.
3b.   Without warning - tase maskless people in establishments that have a clear mask requirement.  GOTO 4
3c.    If wearing a mask-but below nose - slap the shiat out of them GOTO 6
4.      Zip tie offenders hands and feet.
5.      Place them in a "coral" in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.      Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.


5.     Place them in an enclosed coral in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.     Blow in black pepper
7.     Confine to house arrest for 14 days.
8.     Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.
 
2020-08-04 3:37:54 PM  

godxam: godxam: here's my plan:
1.     Hire big burly dudes.
2.     Teach them how to use tasers.
3b.   Without warning - tase maskless people in establishments that have a clear mask requirement.  GOTO 4
3c.    If wearing a mask-but below nose - slap the shiat out of them GOTO 6
4.      Zip tie offenders hands and feet.
5.      Place them in a "coral" in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.      Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.

5.     Place them in an enclosed coral in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.     Blow in (finely ground) black pepper
7.     Confine to house arrest for 14 days.
8.     Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.

 
2020-08-04 3:45:42 PM  
We should take down a confederate monument and replace it with a statue of Shooty McHealthOfficial.
 
2020-08-04 3:50:22 PM  

godxam: 5. Place them in an enclosed coral


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2020-08-04 3:50:30 PM  

godxam: godxam: godxam: here's my plan:
1.     Hire big burly dudes.
2.     Teach them how to use tasers.
3b.   Without warning - tase maskless people in establishments that have a clear mask requirement.  GOTO 4
3c.    If wearing a mask-but below nose - slap the shiat out of them GOTO 6
4.      Zip tie offenders hands and feet.
5.      Place them in a "coral" in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.      Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.

5.     Place them in an enclosed coral in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.     Blow in (finely ground) black pepper
7.     Confine to house arrest for 14 days.
8.     Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.


I still don't see what coral has to do with any of this.
 
2020-08-04 3:50:44 PM  
FTA - "Mask Slackers". Love it!
 
2020-08-04 4:05:40 PM  

Tchernobog: godxam: godxam: godxam: here's my plan:
1.     Hire big burly dudes.
2.     Teach them how to use tasers.
3b.   Without warning - tase maskless people in establishments that have a clear mask requirement.  GOTO 4
3c.    If wearing a mask-but below nose - slap the shiat out of them GOTO 6
4.      Zip tie offenders hands and feet.
5.      Place them in a "coral" in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.      Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.

5.     Place them in an enclosed coral in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.     Blow in (finely ground) black pepper
7.     Confine to house arrest for 14 days.
8.     Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.

I still don't see what coral has to do with any of this.


Haven't the coral suffered enough?
 
2020-08-04 4:06:13 PM  

Tchernobog: godxam: godxam: godxam: here's my plan:
1.     Hire big burly dudes.
2.     Teach them how to use tasers.
3b.   Without warning - tase maskless people in establishments that have a clear mask requirement.  GOTO 4
3c.    If wearing a mask-but below nose - slap the shiat out of them GOTO 6
4.      Zip tie offenders hands and feet.
5.      Place them in a "coral" in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.      Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.

5.     Place them in an enclosed coral in front of the establishment for one hour.
6.     Blow in (finely ground) black pepper
7.     Confine to house arrest for 14 days.
8.     Take picture and place it on "wall of shame" - air every night on local news.

I still don't see what coral has to do with any of this.


He's all wet.
 
2020-08-04 4:12:01 PM  
Well a hundred years ago a 'mask' was a piece of open mesh cloth gauze commonly used to cover up wounds.
Most likely it stopped a particles of 10 Microns of more (Heck a hundred years ago?  maybe 100 microns)

Today's N95 masks can prevent up to 0.3 Microns of particulates.

Yah, it's the same thing.
 
2020-08-04 4:54:32 PM  

brizzle365: Gaddiel: kdawg7736: Gaddiel: Shooting people who won't wear masks does sound tempting.

It sure does. But unfortunately we can't.

I mean, you can. There will just be a bevy of predictable consequences that follow. Pretty much the same reason we don't go indiscriminately shooting people for other reasons, like people who take calls on speaker phone in the middle of the store.

I take more issue with people who take calls, on the toilet, on speaker phone.

Every bit of that is wrong.


Are you talking about public toilets? I've never run into that but I assure you, if I ever do, I'll be flushing everything that can be flushed!
 
2020-08-04 5:19:32 PM  
Those who don't learn from history something something... whatever... meh...
 
2020-08-04 8:31:10 PM  
I would have gone with the Hero Tag.
 
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