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2021-04-14 9:43:59 PM  
Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!
 
2021-04-14 9:48:44 PM  

OptionC: Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!


Ooh... tell these people the same thing, and see how it's received:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b​lo​g/the-color-wellness/202102/why-many-b​lack-americans-don-t-trust-the-covid-1​9-vaccine
 
2021-04-14 9:53:22 PM  
good cross to die on. fark them
 
2021-04-14 10:05:24 PM  

gar1013: OptionC: Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!

Ooh... tell these people the same thing, and see how it's received:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl​og/the-color-wellness/202102/why-many-​black-americans-don-t-trust-the-covid-​19-vaccine


The article you linked helpfully points out why the african american community is (understandably) hesitant about the vaccine.

The common clay of "real america" haven't been oppressed and screwed over by their government for 300+ years, they're just morons.
 
2021-04-14 10:13:24 PM  
Well fark em. Start exporting vaccines to our allies instead of wasting them on these lowlifes.
 
2021-04-14 11:03:01 PM  
It's shiatty about the innocent people they will insist on exposing. Especially those ineligible for medical reasons.

Hey. It's time to move out of red hell if you can. It isn't going to get better. You can't fix this kind of stupid.
 
2021-04-14 11:12:12 PM  
Darwin Awards for the lot of them.

/Exceptions include the innocent, of course, like their unfortunate children.
 
2021-04-14 11:19:31 PM  
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2021-04-15 12:07:25 AM  
It seems the federal government has lost legitimacy in rural and urban america.

Pandemics expose system weakenesses. We are seeing those in the US and it's gonna get worse.
 
2021-04-15 12:46:47 AM  
Some folk'll never lose a toe catch Covid, but then again some folk'll.
Like Cletus the slack jawed yokel.
 
2021-04-15 1:05:44 AM  
Why should we trust or want rural Americans?
 
2021-04-15 3:05:29 AM  
These idiots don't like science or book-learning either.   If only we could transport them to the era of the "Black Death" (1348- the late 1660's) and let them experience what it was like when religious people made all the medical decisions. (half the population died.)
 
2021-04-15 3:17:11 AM  

OptionC: The common clay of "real america" haven't been oppressed and screwed over by their government for 300+ years, they're just morons.


I see someone hasn't been watching Fox News.
 
2021-04-15 3:17:46 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Why should we trust or want rural Americans?


Who else is going to buy all the F-150s?
 
2021-04-15 5:06:21 AM  
Let them pray to Trump, and probably die.
 
2021-04-15 5:09:06 AM  
More idiots are going to bite the dust except their land/farms will be gobbled up by corporates and we get even greater concentration of ownership in regards to farms and rural homes.  The idiots protesting the deep state are literally aiding and abetting in the destruction of their own lives.  I dunno.....maybe its better to let it play out this way as im tired of trying to save someone who is drowning and constantly trying to kill everyone coming to save him/her.
 
2021-04-15 5:13:17 AM  
Build that wall (around them)!
 
2021-04-15 5:14:46 AM  
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2021-04-15 5:16:40 AM  

gar1013: OptionC: Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!

Ooh... tell these people the same thing, and see how it's received:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl​og/the-color-wellness/202102/why-many-​black-americans-don-t-trust-the-covid-​19-vaccine


They have a damn good reason. You people won't take it because your spiteful, contrary, traitorous children who are pissed that one one want your white Christian supremacy. As long as you trash stay in your backwater hellholes, I'm fine with you not getting vaccinated. It'll kill you off sooner, that way the rest of us can join the 20th century.
 
2021-04-15 5:17:19 AM  
If it has to be rebranded Trumpcine just so the podunks will do it go ahead...seriously whatever it takes to get the maximum amount of people vaccinated
 
2021-04-15 5:17:47 AM  
We should open up our borders to bring in people to replace them.
 
2021-04-15 5:19:45 AM  

OptionC: gar1013: OptionC: Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!

Ooh... tell these people the same thing, and see how it's received:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl​og/the-color-wellness/202102/why-many-​black-americans-don-t-trust-the-covid-​19-vaccine

The article you linked helpfully points out why the african american community is (understandably) hesitant about the vaccine.

The common clay of "real america" haven't been oppressed and screwed over by their government for 300+ years, they're just morons.


They're constantly in fear of the Mark of the Beast. Growing up, I heard many things claimed to be the Mark including UPC codes. ATMs were supposed to get us used to not using cash leading to a one world currency. The common clay are a paranoid people that believe the end times are just around the corner and keep looking for signs. It explains their persecution complex too, cause Christians are supposed to be persecuted in the end times. You can't convince them they aren't being persecuted cause their prophecies tell them that they will be and they're coming true now.
 
2021-04-15 5:20:21 AM  
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2021-04-15 5:21:07 AM  

AirForceVet: Darwin Awards for the lot of them.

/Exceptions include the innocent, of course, like their unfortunate children.


Darwin would by necessity include their spawn.
 
2021-04-15 5:21:11 AM  
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2021-04-15 5:22:13 AM  

foo monkey: fragMasterFlash: Why should we trust or want rural Americans?

Who else is going to buy all the F-150s?


Suburban 20-30somthings. Like always.
 
2021-04-15 5:24:08 AM  

relaxitsjustme: [Fark user image image 425x320]


Your average Trump is not athletic and attractive.
 
2021-04-15 5:24:34 AM  
Divert vaccine shipments to the areas that want it. This is a self correcting problem.
 
2021-04-15 5:26:19 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: OptionC: gar1013: OptionC: Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!

Ooh... tell these people the same thing, and see how it's received:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl​og/the-color-wellness/202102/why-many-​black-americans-don-t-trust-the-covid-​19-vaccine

The article you linked helpfully points out why the african american community is (understandably) hesitant about the vaccine.

The common clay of "real america" haven't been oppressed and screwed over by their government for 300+ years, they're just morons.

They're constantly in fear of the Mark of the Beast. Growing up, I heard many things claimed to be the Mark including UPC codes. ATMs were supposed to get us used to not using cash leading to a one world currency. The common clay are a paranoid people that believe the end times are just around the corner and keep looking for signs. It explains their persecution complex too, cause Christians are supposed to be persecuted in the end times. You can't convince them they aren't being persecuted cause their prophecies tell them that they will be and they're coming true now.


What passes for "persecution" these days is pretty weak.  No one is killed, no one is jailed, just mocked, just told to sit down and let someone else talk for once, etc.  The absolute horror....
 
2021-04-15 5:28:59 AM  
I told a guy at work last week that is refusing the vaccine that he should get a sign that says "Unclean" and a bell to ring like they used to do with lepers.

He hasn't talked to me since.
 
2021-04-15 5:30:20 AM  
That's a shame.

People who refuse vaccines should be put on a list for people to receive vaccinations dead last.  I'd bet these ignoramuses would change their stupid tune pretty f*cking quickly if a 50% mortality virus was sweeping the globe.  If they want to endanger people due to their own stupidity and ignorance, it's only fair that they place themselves at the same level of risk.
 
2021-04-15 5:30:58 AM  
this rural person got the vaccine back in february as soon as it was available to me. and I'm a giant baby when it come to needles.
 
2021-04-15 5:31:55 AM  
All they need to do is be patient. :(
 
2021-04-15 5:32:00 AM  
And almost immediatly you get an "but whatabout teh blacks!" from a farking nazi in the thread. Wouldn't be surprised if he was irritated that he didn't get the boobies.
 
2021-04-15 5:32:32 AM  

foo monkey: fragMasterFlash: Why should we trust or want rural Americans?

Who else is going to buy all the F-150s?


F-150's do pretty well in the suburbs.
 
2021-04-15 5:33:03 AM  

OptionC: gar1013: OptionC: Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!

Ooh... tell these people the same thing, and see how it's received:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl​og/the-color-wellness/202102/why-many-​black-americans-don-t-trust-the-covid-​19-vaccine

The article you linked helpfully points out why the african american community is (understandably) hesitant about the vaccine.

The common clay of "real america" haven't been oppressed and screwed over by their government for 300+ years, they're just morons.


Plus, Black Americans are actually getting the vaccine.  They didn't necessarily want to be first in line, but they are stepping up more and more as time has passed and the vaccines have proven themselves.  Access seems to be more of an issue for many people in general.  Also, it's totally possible for Black people to be morons.  This idea that they aren't just people who can make the same good and bad decisions as anyone else is absurd.  Hell, just look at Allen West.
 
2021-04-15 5:34:18 AM  

aagrajag: relaxitsjustme: [Fark user image image 425x320]

Your average Trump is not athletic and attractive.


That was meant to be Trumper, but is equally valid.
 
2021-04-15 5:37:39 AM  

vrax: Also, it's totally possible for Black people to be morons.


Not just that.  There are abject morons of every colour, creed, and race.  Republicans show their hand yet again with their basic assumption that when people criticise others it's due to their colour, whereas non-nazis criticise people (usually nazis) for their stupidity, willful ignorance and bigotry, regardless of the wrapping it comes in.
 
2021-04-15 5:40:22 AM  

Smoking GNU: a farking nazi in the thread.


That's the second time I've seen him called that. time to add him to the list.
 
2021-04-15 5:43:13 AM  
Well, the guy they voted for caused our need for it
 
2021-04-15 5:47:19 AM  

I'm an Egyptian!: gar1013: OptionC: Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!

Ooh... tell these people the same thing, and see how it's received:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl​og/the-color-wellness/202102/why-many-​black-americans-don-t-trust-the-covid-​19-vaccine

They have a damn good reason.


Their reason is that they don't trust the US government to act with their best interest in mind. It's the same reason.
 
2021-04-15 5:51:13 AM  
Hello Fark bubble - I thought a dispatch from actual rural America might be helpful.

The people I know who are hesitant on this in my home state (Alabama) mostly aren't anti-vax or even doing it for politics or weird Bill Gates conspiracies. They don't trust the pharma companies and are concerned the vaccines were rushed and not fully tested. They've been pretty consistent on this going back to last fall.

That said, my state has fully vaccinated about 900,000 people with waiting lists still full.

Ok, continue.
 
2021-04-15 5:51:50 AM  

yohohogreengiant: It's shiatty about the innocent people they will insist on exposing. Especially those ineligible for medical reasons.

Hey. It's time to move out of red hell if you can. It isn't going to get better. You can't fix this kind of stupid.


I don't think it's about fixing as it is waiting it out. Especially since Mrs. Hakubi and I are fully vaxxed because we're not morons.
 
2021-04-15 5:52:10 AM  

Smoking GNU: And almost immediatly you get an "but whatabout teh blacks!" from a farking nazi in the thread. Wouldn't be surprised if he was irritated that he didn't get the boobies.


We are all irritated when we don't get the boobies
 
2021-04-15 5:53:07 AM  
By August, if you didn't get vaccinated, you shouldn't be allowed to clog up the hospital with your personal moral failure when you get Covid-19 but didn't get vaccinated.

Die at home.

Also, health insurance rates should quintuple for the antivaxxers.

My mom is refusing the vaccine and civilization ought to deny her insulin. (She'll hurt you and take your money the moment you drop you guard) I've done everything I can to talk sense into her, it's not happening.
 
2021-04-15 5:56:08 AM  

havocmike: mostly aren't anti-vax or even doing it for politics or weird Bill Gates conspiracies. They don't trust the pharma companies and are concerned the vaccines were rushed and not fully tested.



bullshiat. these are the same people who very loudly proclaimed that covid "magically goes away after the election". it's all about politics and conspiracy theories. I see it over and over and over again.
 
2021-04-15 5:57:07 AM  

Purple_Urkle: By August, if you didn't get vaccinated, you shouldn't be allowed to clog up the hospital with your personal moral failure when you get Covid-19 but didn't get vaccinated.

Die at home.

Also, health insurance rates should quintuple for the antivaxxers.

My mom is refusing the vaccine and civilization ought to deny her insulin. (She'll hurt you and take your money the moment you drop you guard) I've done everything I can to talk sense into her, it's not happening.


Insulin? Does she have diabetes? Is she a great big fat person?

I might know a guy who could help us out here.

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2021-04-15 6:05:08 AM  

OptionC: gar1013: OptionC: Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!

Ooh... tell these people the same thing, and see how it's received:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl​og/the-color-wellness/202102/why-many-​black-americans-don-t-trust-the-covid-​19-vaccine

The article you linked helpfully points out why the african american community is (understandably) hesitant about the vaccine.

The common clay of "real america" haven't been oppressed and screwed over by their government for 300+ years, they're just morons.


Well, I see why you think that rural America hasn't suffered by the hands of the government but you would be wrong. Rural America is crumbling everywhere. Lack of jobs, healthcare, educational opportunities, etc may be bad in the city but it's even worse in the rural parts.

Further, rural Americans aren't morons. They possess knowledge that you're not going to learn in the city. Can you hunt? Can you clean a deer? Could you feed your family if everything shut down and stores were not receiving shipments of goods? Probably not. Can you grow your own food and store it long term? You probably don't know how to do that. Do you know how to cut up a downed tree blocking a neighbors driveway or a county road? Probably not. Can you build an effective fire? Do you know how to build a fence to keep livestock in? Do you know how to operate a snow plow for when your county road gets hit with snow? Do you know how to fish without a pole? Do you know how to frame a house? What contractors you can call to get the job done and not screw you over? Can you change your own spark plugs? Fix a small engine? grow and harvest crops? How to setup proper irrigation? Rural America sure as fark does. We're very much "do it yourself" people.

My point is that rural Americans aren't morons. It's moronic to suggest such a thing. It's not unreasonable to refuse the vaccine at this time. Besides, most people around here are getting the vaccine if they can. It's not all of rural America that is shunning them. Just like not everyone in the cities are getting them.
 
2021-04-15 6:05:27 AM  

havocmike: They don't trust the pharma companies and are concerned the vaccines were rushed and not fully tested. They've been pretty consistent on this going back to last fall.


With the hundreds of millions of doses now given, that becomes less and less of a good reason.
 
2021-04-15 6:15:40 AM  

MizzouFTW: OptionC: gar1013: OptionC: Enjoy your plague!  Don't forget to take your deworming pills!

Ooh... tell these people the same thing, and see how it's received:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/bl​og/the-color-wellness/202102/why-many-​black-americans-don-t-trust-the-covid-​19-vaccine

The article you linked helpfully points out why the african american community is (understandably) hesitant about the vaccine.

The common clay of "real america" haven't been oppressed and screwed over by their government for 300+ years, they're just morons.

Well, I see why you think that rural America hasn't suffered by the hands of the government but you would be wrong. Rural America is crumbling everywhere. Lack of jobs, healthcare, educational opportunities, etc may be bad in the city but it's even worse in the rural parts.

Further, rural Americans aren't morons. They possess knowledge that you're not going to learn in the city. Can you hunt? Can you clean a deer? Could you feed your family if everything shut down and stores were not receiving shipments of goods? Probably not. Can you grow your own food and store it long term? You probably don't know how to do that. Do you know how to cut up a downed tree blocking a neighbors driveway or a county road? Probably not. Can you build an effective fire? Do you know how to build a fence to keep livestock in? Do you know how to operate a snow plow for when your county road gets hit with snow? Do you know how to fish without a pole? Do you know how to frame a house? What contractors you can call to get the job done and not screw you over? Can you change your own spark plugs? Fix a small engine? grow and harvest crops? How to setup proper irrigation? Rural America sure as fark does. We're very much "do it yourself" people.

My point is that rural Americans aren't morons. It's moronic to suggest such a thing. It's not unreasonable to refuse the vaccine at this time. Besides, most people around here are getting the vaccine if they can. It's not all of rural America that is shunning them. Just like not everyone in the cities are getting them.


I'm a city boy and can do all of those things.

I don't think that kind of knowledge is that big of a deal, and if it ever is necessary, I can easily show others how. Nothing there takes more than a few hours to learn
 
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