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2020-09-21 1:16:08 PM  
We're all battered wives in serious need of a divorce.
 
2020-09-21 2:14:57 PM  
So someone higher up noticed and said "Get that the fark down!"?
 
2020-09-21 2:31:18 PM  
They claim it was a draft version, but that begs the question* of "What alternative commentary were you preparing, and why?"


*Yes, I know this is not the classical usage of the phrase, but irregardless, I could care less
 
2020-09-21 3:09:27 PM  
We apologise for the fault in the website. Those responsible have been sacked.

Mynd you, cørønavirus Kan be pretti nasti.

We apologise again for the fault in the website. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked
 
2020-09-21 3:16:51 PM  
If it's anything less, we'll know the Trump minions have interfered again.
 
2020-09-21 3:26:46 PM  
I expect within the next few hours, the entire CDC site will consist of one page reading, "Sorry!  Coronavirus is over, everyone is cured and healthy and everything is peachy keen.  Vote Trump."
 
2020-09-21 3:27:02 PM  
"It's not covid, I tripped and hit my eye on a doorknob."
 
2020-09-21 3:27:08 PM  
Chumbawamba - Stitch That
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2020-09-21 3:28:21 PM  
It will absolutely travel more than 6 feet indoors if people are not masked up.

Basic science. FFS.
 
2020-09-21 3:29:27 PM  

Lambskincoat: We're all battered wives in serious need of a divorce.


Lots of people are getting more toward the "Burning Bed" stage of things.
 
2020-09-21 3:30:08 PM  
Time to let scientists decide who should be in charge.
 
2020-09-21 3:31:06 PM  

Unobtanium: We apologise for the fault in the website. Those responsible have been sacked.

Mynd you, cørønavirus Kan be pretti nasti.

We apologise again for the fault in the website. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked


They just want to avoid falling down some more stairs, into the elevator shaft, onto some bullets, while sipping polonium tea.
 
2020-09-21 3:33:28 PM  
The Battered Wives - Uganda Stomp
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2020-09-21 3:33:39 PM  
Does anyone else have a bit of a jump or sinking stomach feeling whenever they get a news alert push to their phone? Makes me think of an abused wife when she hears her husband's key in the door.
 
2020-09-21 3:35:19 PM  
I caught my case of Covid from a toilet seat.
 
2020-09-21 3:37:10 PM  
Meanwhile MAGAts
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2020-09-21 3:39:17 PM  
"We're sorry we accidentally published some science. Please accept both our thoughts and our prayers in recompense for any distress you may have felt."
 
2020-09-21 3:39:41 PM  
It's a bit lost on me as to the purpose of the CDC.  Clearly, it is only to post lies and suck trump's mushroom.
The dumbf*cks who work there must be worthless sacks of shiat.

Perhaps someone from that now pointless department can say why they should ever be believed.
 
2020-09-21 3:41:36 PM  
And they wonder why fewer and fewer people trust science. JFC you are not helping CDC.
 
2020-09-21 3:42:27 PM  
How dare they post the verified truth.  Trump will not stand for the truth!
 
2020-09-21 3:43:05 PM  
10% - this was pulled for a minor correction to some grammar and it'll need back up tomorrow in substantially the same form

90% - a scientist pushed it out, knowing that it's correct and expecting to be overridden by some politician and not caring

Maybe 99:1 is a better estimate
 
2020-09-21 3:43:16 PM  
Airborne particles do not carry a tape measure

/ so sick of magical thinking 🙄
 
2020-09-21 3:44:08 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Airborne particles do not carry a tape measure

/ so sick of magical thinking 🙄


They use sonar, right?
 
2020-09-21 3:44:49 PM  
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Face Down (Official Video)
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/Oblig?
 
2020-09-21 3:45:22 PM  
The CDC clearly needs to be a truly independent entity with expert oversight.  We cannot afford this political BS when the nation's health is literally on the line.
 
2020-09-21 3:47:06 PM  
Just wear a farking mask.
 
2020-09-21 3:59:24 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Airborne particles do not carry a tape measure

/ so sick of magical thinking 🙄


They're really tiny though, and their range is limited by how much fuel they can carry.
 
2020-09-21 4:03:45 PM  

bambi121899: Does anyone else have a bit of a jump or sinking stomach feeling whenever they get a news alert push to their phone? Makes me think of an abused wife when she hears her husband's key in the door.


I definitely do. For the last 4 years I've been imploring everyone to stay up to date with all the latest news, that even if it's hard to stomach it's vitally important that we do... but, even I am about at my limit. I think the RBG news this weekend might have been the straw that broke the camel's back.

I just don't think I can stand it as much anymore. The constant reminders of just how much the GOP and "conservative" movement has allowed our nation's first mob boss POTUS to deeply corrupt our institutions, the constant reminders that literally all "conservatives" care about is power, and they'll literally allow their own lives to be sacrificed in order to "own the libs", the constant reminders of just how fragile and flawed our nation has always been... I'm sick of it. I already know I will never, ever, be willing to cast a vote for the GOP or "conservatives" ever again under any circumstances. I don't need to watch the debates, there's not going to be anything in them which should change the mind of any reasonable person at this point. At this point, either you know the GOP needs to be swept from power or there's something seriously wrong with you.

So... I don't know if I can keep up on daily developments like I used to. I just don't know if I have it in me anymore. I'm going to try though.
 
2020-09-21 4:05:04 PM  
So they decided to deceive you and leave you in the dark about the way covid-19 spreads? I'd say your government is actively trying to get you killed.
 
2020-09-21 4:12:34 PM  

MLWS: It will absolutely travel more than 6 feet indoors if people are not masked up.

Basic science. FFS.


Was that your Science Fair entry this year or does the disrespect for the Metric system offend you more?
/Asking for a friend
//He likes Maths
 
2020-09-21 4:48:08 PM  
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2020-09-21 4:48:14 PM  

Paddy: So they decided to deceive you and leave you in the dark about the way covid-19 spreads? I'd say your government is actively trying to get you killed.


Yes. Trump has committed crimes against humanity. His deliberate sabotage of our COVID response for his own political gain is one of the greatest acts of mass murder in history.

He, and anyone complicit in it, should be tried for crimes against humanity.
 
2020-09-21 4:49:26 PM  

MLWS: It will absolutely travel more than 6 feet indoors if people are not masked up.

Basic science. FFS.


And it will absolutely aerosolize if you have a closed volume with circulation that keeps the virus bearing droplet suspended... as the droplet EVAPORATES.
 
2020-09-21 4:52:23 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: They claim it was a draft version, but that begs the question* of "What alternative commentary were you preparing, and why?"


*Yes, I know this is not the classical usage of the phrase, but irregardless, I could care less



Even though I'm an editor and normally we cling to the old rules so that our expertise matters, I think it's time to cede this territory.

The original usage of "beg the question" is translated from Greek 2000 years ago. It makes no sense today. It means to not ask yourself if your premise is correct: "Because the virus is a hoax, we shouldn't wear masks."

"Beg the question" makes sense as "makes us beg to ask the question."

It makes no sense whatsoever as "avoiding the question begging to be asked."
 
2020-09-21 5:03:11 PM  
This is scary, but also, it means there is someone at the CDC who is still trying to fulfill their mandate.
 
2020-09-21 5:05:26 PM  
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2020-09-21 5:17:11 PM  

mongbiohazard: bambi121899: Does anyone else have a bit of a jump or sinking stomach feeling whenever they get a news alert push to their phone? Makes me think of an abused wife when she hears her husband's key in the door.

I definitely do. For the last 4 years I've been imploring everyone to stay up to date with all the latest news, that even if it's hard to stomach it's vitally important that we do... but, even I am about at my limit. I think the RBG news this weekend might have been the straw that broke the camel's back.

I just don't think I can stand it as much anymore. The constant reminders of just how much the GOP and "conservative" movement has allowed our nation's first mob boss POTUS to deeply corrupt our institutions, the constant reminders that literally all "conservatives" care about is power, and they'll literally allow their own lives to be sacrificed in order to "own the libs", the constant reminders of just how fragile and flawed our nation has always been... I'm sick of it. I already know I will never, ever, be willing to cast a vote for the GOP or "conservatives" ever again under any circumstances. I don't need to watch the debates, there's not going to be anything in them which should change the mind of any reasonable person at this point. At this point, either you know the GOP needs to be swept from power or there's something seriously wrong with you.

So... I don't know if I can keep up on daily developments like I used to. I just don't know if I have it in me anymore. I'm going to try though.


Dude or dudette: I also noticed that the events of this weekend seemed to be an emotional tipping point.

We are now as insects who eat their own kind.  It turns out, as Carlin intimated, the idea of America is a gigantic hoax.  The covering was apparently a thin veneer, and not heartwood as we had deluded ourselves to believe.  Your word means nothing, except what you can wriggle yourself into or out of in the next few minutes.  Screw the other guy, but make him believe you're really out for his long term best interests.  And being ignorant and uneducated is OK too ... you just need to be able to scream louder or have a larger firearm.
 
2020-09-21 5:21:15 PM  

Dermatologist_Tested: I caught my case of Covid from a toilet seat.


So your COVID had a room at the Holiday Inn, Paramus?

/It might have been a spaceship
 
2020-09-21 6:46:19 PM  

kpaxoid: mongbiohazard: bambi121899: Does anyone else have a bit of a jump or sinking stomach feeling whenever they get a news alert push to their phone? Makes me think of an abused wife when she hears her husband's key in the door.

I definitely do. For the last 4 years I've been imploring everyone to stay up to date with all the latest news, that even if it's hard to stomach it's vitally important that we do... but, even I am about at my limit. I think the RBG news this weekend might have been the straw that broke the camel's back.

I just don't think I can stand it as much anymore. The constant reminders of just how much the GOP and "conservative" movement has allowed our nation's first mob boss POTUS to deeply corrupt our institutions, the constant reminders that literally all "conservatives" care about is power, and they'll literally allow their own lives to be sacrificed in order to "own the libs", the constant reminders of just how fragile and flawed our nation has always been... I'm sick of it. I already know I will never, ever, be willing to cast a vote for the GOP or "conservatives" ever again under any circumstances. I don't need to watch the debates, there's not going to be anything in them which should change the mind of any reasonable person at this point. At this point, either you know the GOP needs to be swept from power or there's something seriously wrong with you.

So... I don't know if I can keep up on daily developments like I used to. I just don't know if I have it in me anymore. I'm going to try though.

Dude or dudette: I also noticed that the events of this weekend seemed to be an emotional tipping point.

We are now as insects who eat their own kind.  It turns out, as Carlin intimated, the idea of America is a gigantic hoax.  The covering was apparently a thin veneer, and not heartwood as we had deluded ourselves to believe.  Your word means nothing, except what you can wriggle yourself into or out of in the next few minutes.  Screw the other guy, but make him believe you're really out for his long term best interests.  And being ignorant and uneducated is OK too ... you just need to be able to scream louder or have a larger firearm.


Basically... yes.

It's not for no reason I can't listen to George Carlin's standup anymore. I love him, he's great, but I might as well just speak in to a webcam for 45 minutes and then play it back too myself. Sounds just like me IRL. (this is literally something my wife and I were discussing yesterday)
 
2020-09-22 10:17:15 AM  
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