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2022-11-26 11:48:18 PM  
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2022-11-27 12:03:46 AM  
No to Covid test, yes to food,"

If people have arrived at that particular binary, you've farked up your Covid policy pretty badly.
 
2022-11-27 12:34:17 AM  
Uh yeah there is no justification for locking people down who are vaccinated, this has gone beyond health measures and is being used as a tool for dictatorial power.
 
2022-11-27 12:44:54 AM  

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Good god,I love that man. But unfortunately, what changed?  And TFA talks about "hundreds" in a population that's like 1.5 BILLION.  Keep going. Please.And stay hopeful.
 
2022-11-27 1:19:40 AM  
Does this mean the new iPhones aren't coming?
 
2022-11-27 2:40:01 AM  
EMERGENCY - China Has Erupted - REVOLUTION!!!
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2022-11-27 2:46:59 AM  
Everywhere else, the COVID situation has gotten better. In China, despite their measures, it's gotten worse.

But no, it's the people who are wrong.
 
2022-11-27 2:50:24 AM  
I see lots of future peasant farmers in those videos.   There are more than about 300 million people in China that are still living and farming like it is 1100 AD in the more rural areas.  I'm guessing some of these people will be trading their lousy assembly line jobs for something more agrarian.
 
2022-11-27 2:52:49 AM  

make me some tea: Uh yeah there is no justification for locking people down who are vaccinated, this has gone beyond health measures and is being used as a tool for dictatorial power.


I dunno, I have been reliably informed by some of my "leftist" friends on Twitter (who want to separate themselves from dirty, filthy "liberals" like me) that Covid vaccines don't really work anymore and we should all be social distancing indefinitely, at a minimum, so China is doing "the right thing" here. And if you can't trust Twitter, who can you trust?

/I have to include this slashie to note I'm mostly farking around here
//I do have friends that have retweet bonkers opinions like this though, which is "great", I guess
///also yeah, I'm fully boosted so I'm not one of "those" weirdos either
 
2022-11-27 3:10:36 AM  

make me some tea: Uh yeah there is no justification for locking people down who are vaccinated, this has gone beyo ond health measures and is being used as a tool for dictatorial power.


It looks like the Chinese vaccine doesn't work very well.  And they refuse to use any other.  The lockdowns suggest to me that they're well aware of how ineffective it is.
 
2022-11-27 3:50:14 AM  

DON.MAC: I see lots of future peasant farmers in those videos.   There are more than about 300 million people in China that are still living and farming like it is 1100 AD in the more rural areas.  I'm guessing some of these people will be trading their lousy assembly line jobs for something more agrarian.


With all due respect for your opinion.
I highly doubt you understand how the Chinese school system works.
All children receive free education, but it's far more strict than Western countries.
The children attend school at 7:30am, they sing the national anthem in formation, then do a mixture of stretches with 'Call and Response' till 8. Afterwards they attend their classes for 45 minutes, then have 15 minutes of play time. This repeats until 5pm.

Once the children graduate to a level we'd consider around grade six, they're tested constantly. If they fail too many tests, they lose the right for further education. (Which is why so many parents are willing to pay exorbitant amounts for private tutors)
But for the bright students who keep their test scores high? They get a free ticket to unlimited education, the government will even pay for their travel and tuition to attend the best colleges and universities in western countries.

Back to your guess.
These university students were never destined for an assembly line. They are some of China's brightest, and while they've been taught from a young age to obey the communist party; they're also well aware of the outside world. And due to that, just how unfairly their government treats them and their families.
...
Sure, some of them will be "re-educated". But that won't stop this mess.
The CCP fuct up. And it's gonna cost them dearly.
 
2022-11-27 4:55:51 AM  
In one video, a female student could be heard shouting to the cheers of the crowd: "From today onwards, I will no longer perform oral sex for state power!"

From now on? No longer? WTF school is she enrolled in?
 
2022-11-27 5:00:29 AM  

RolandTGunner: Does this mean the new iPhones aren't coming?


Yes
 
433 [TotalFark]
2022-11-27 5:05:36 AM  
I can't imagine what is in the minds of those people.  No one here has any idea.  Just trying to think about it is so far away from anything I know that I hit roadblocks quickly.  Imagine being fed up to the point you directly and openly protest the Chinese government while the whole country is on full lock-down.

I don't think they're just mad about wearing masks, social distancing, or Zoom meetings.
 
2022-11-27 5:11:17 AM  

DannyBrandt: In one video, a female student could be heard shouting to the cheers of the crowd: "From today onwards, I will no longer perform oral sex for state power!"

From now on? No longer? WTF school is she enrolled in?


Oral Robert's University obviously.
 
2022-11-27 5:11:17 AM  
This was due to happen with or without covid, I think the lockdowns just hastened the process.  China's big problem is their demographics no longer support the needs of their economy.  They have a large group of over-educated young people who feel cheated because there are too many of them competing for too few jobs.  But the country is sorely lacking in the lower skilled workers that have been the drivers of the Chinese Miracle of the last 40 years.  They need millions of assembly line workers and plumbers but the young college crowd has been promised a better life than that.
 
2022-11-27 5:15:56 AM  
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2022-11-27 5:24:42 AM  
Things were simmering before the soccer shiat and then Chinese TV media showed stadiums of unmasked people. Live streaming had the audiences blurred out. LOL.

Also, the protests are evolving into down with Xi territory. The Chinese people are waking up to the fact that they have been lied to for a long time.
 
2022-11-27 5:25:52 AM  
Funny thing is that most of the Fark Bernie Bros are the ones teling us this isn't over and we should lock down like China.
 
2022-11-27 5:27:35 AM  
What China might be doing is this crypto-authoritarian crack-down using Covid as a cover and then simultaneously having CCP workers intentionally going around spreading the virus in population centers.
 
2022-11-27 5:29:19 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: This was due to happen with or without covid, I think the lockdowns just hastened the process.  China's big problem is their demographics no longer support the needs of their economy.  They have a large group of over-educated young people who feel cheated because there are too many of them competing for too few jobs.  But the country is sorely lacking in the lower skilled workers that have been the drivers of the Chinese Miracle of the last 40 years.  They need millions of assembly line workers and plumbers but the young college crowd has been promised a better life than that.


It sounds like adding more people to the population is the answer 🙄
 
2022-11-27 5:30:48 AM  

RolandTGunner: Does this mean the new iPhones aren't coming?


There will be plenty to go around but with a 3x mark-up
 
2022-11-27 5:33:06 AM  

DannyBrandt: In one video, a female student could be heard shouting to the cheers of the crowd: "From today onwards, I will no longer perform oral sex for state power!"

From now on? No longer? WTF school is she enrolled in?


I'm getting the feeling what she said was lost in translation and she meant something vulgar along the lines of 'I'm not sucking the state's d**k anymore'.
 
2022-11-27 5:40:37 AM  

Naido: No to Covid test, yes to food,"

If people have arrived at that particular binary, you've farked up your Covid policy pretty badly.


But so many farkers assure me China is in it for the long game and has planned many steps ahead of the west
lol
 
433 [TotalFark]
2022-11-27 5:42:25 AM  

avanti: The Chinese people are waking up to the fact that they have been lied to for a long time.


I don't think they were ever asleep, but instead subjugated by their government.  Suggesting that they've been living willfully in a daydream this whole time is an insult to the Chinese and to the nature of the human mind.    It's like suggesting a slave only desired freedom after years of thralldom, like it had never occurred to him before.

I'm not exactly an expert, but I'm going to guess they won't be flipping their government for a very, very long time.  They're the Middle Kingdom, still in a (oh, not a dynasty, sorry) which is already many centuries old, and tend to plan for the very long term.  These protesters, righteous as they may be, are about to FAFO.
 
2022-11-27 5:45:06 AM  

ktybear: RolandTGunner: Does this mean the new iPhones aren't coming?

Yes


And now we know the real victims here: xmas
 
2022-11-27 5:47:08 AM  

lilplatinum: Funny thing is that most of the Fark Bernie Bros are the ones teling us this isn't over and we should lock down like China.


Where do you guys hear that kind of crap ? I basically spend my life on that site, and I don't think I've ever read one person in the last year say we should go back to lock down.
 
2022-11-27 5:50:19 AM  

inner ted: ktybear: RolandTGunner: Does this mean the new iPhones aren't coming?

Yes

And now we know the real victims here: xmas


My God...the "War on Christmas" is real..
 
2022-11-27 5:53:06 AM  
I like one of the slogans some of the protestors have chosen to use:

"Give me liberty or give me death!"
 
2022-11-27 5:54:00 AM  

padraig: lilplatinum: Funny thing is that most of the Fark Bernie Bros are the ones teling us this isn't over and we should lock down like China.

Where do you guys hear that kind of crap ? I basically spend my life on that site, and I don't think I've ever read one person in the last year say we should go back to lock down.


Some more stimmy checks would be nice.
 
2022-11-27 5:54:17 AM  
What happens in China now depends entirely on whether Xi has been paying the military or not.

Just like in Russia.
 
2022-11-27 5:55:07 AM  

leeksfromchichis: padraig: lilplatinum: Funny thing is that most of the Fark Bernie Bros are the ones teling us this isn't over and we should lock down like China.

Where do you guys hear that kind of crap ? I basically spend my life on that site, and I don't think I've ever read one person in the last year say we should go back to lock down.

Some more stimmy checks would be nice.


Oo

What does that mean ?
 
2022-11-27 5:55:55 AM  
It's gonna take a blood bath to change govts.
Let's check in on Iran and see how peaceful protests are working.
 
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2022-11-27 5:57:22 AM  

make me some tea: Uh yeah there is no justification for locking people down who are vaccinated, this has gone beyond health measures and is being used as a tool for dictatorial power.


I was masking routinely far later than most of my peers.  Even now I have masks in the vehicles and if I'm wearing a jacket, one in a pocket.  Once the last person in my household was able to get a vaccine that helps against the Omicron variant I relaxed a bit, but if I'm going into a crowded place, or if the cases trendline starts ticking back up, I mask up even being up to date on vacines.

At this point here in the United States, basically everyone that was willing to get vaccinated is getting vaccinated.  And for those who haven't, well, I was acquainted with two people who died from COVID-19 while screaming "mah raights!" so I expect that most who haven't been vaccinated have either been exposed and their immune systems compensated, or were exposed and got sick and recovered, or were exposed, got sick, and died.

I couldn't say what China has done for its vaccination program.  At one point their had a domestically-developed vaccine, but it didn't sound like it was especially effective.  COVID-19 has demonstrated that locking-down harshly is only moderately effective, even island nations with strict inbound controls have had outbreaks, even for nations with significant suburban populations where the most common living arrangements are for families to have their own freestanding houses.  China as the geographical source of the virus cannot forestall its further appearance within its borders and cannot rely on its population to be able to distance from each other even if they all stay home.  Too many people live too close together to make that really work.  If their vaccination program is ineffective then they need to fix that.  Simply locking people in their homes is neither stopping the virus nor is it helping those who've been forced into this.
 
2022-11-27 6:01:38 AM  

Gyrfalcon: What happens in China now depends entirely on whether Xi has been paying the military or not.

Just like in Russia.


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2022-11-27 6:03:25 AM  

padraig: lilplatinum: Funny thing is that most of the Fark Bernie Bros are the ones teling us this isn't over and we should lock down like China.

Where do you guys hear that kind of crap ? I basically spend my life on that site, and I don't think I've ever read one person in the last year say we should go back to lock down.


I mean, I can't call people out by name because of shiatbag mods, but if you haven't read in threads from the blue maga folk about how the pandemic is still raging and we are bad for going about life, then I don't know what website you frequent.
 
2022-11-27 6:10:01 AM  

make me some tea: Uh yeah there is no justification for locking people down who are vaccinated, this has gone beyond health measures and is being used as a tool for dictatorial power.


They arent vaccinated, really.  Though with onnicron, even unvaccinated are basically fine
 
2022-11-27 6:10:03 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: I like one of the slogans some of the protestors have chosen to use:

"Give me liberty or give me death!"


"If this be antivax, make the most of it!"

/sadly, probably obscure these days
 
2022-11-27 6:11:53 AM  

lilplatinum: padraig: lilplatinum: Funny thing is that most of the Fark Bernie Bros are the ones teling us this isn't over and we should lock down like China.

Where do you guys hear that kind of crap ? I basically spend my life on that site, and I don't think I've ever read one person in the last year say we should go back to lock down.

I mean, I can't call people out by name because of shiatbag mods, but if you haven't read in threads from the blue maga folk about how the pandemic is still raging and we are bad for going about life, then I don't know what website you frequent.


Perhaps they're people I put on Ignore 20 years ago, because I haven't noticed.
 
2022-11-27 6:14:16 AM  

433: avanti: The Chinese people are waking up to the fact that they have been lied to for a long time.

I don't think they were ever asleep, but instead subjugated by their government.  Suggesting that they've been living willfully in a daydream this whole time is an insult to the Chinese and to the nature of the human mind.    It's like suggesting a slave only desired freedom after years of thralldom, like it had never occurred to him before.

I'm not exactly an expert, but I'm going to guess they won't be flipping their government for a very, very long time.  They're the Middle Kingdom, still in a (oh, not a dynasty, sorry) which is already many centuries old, and tend to plan for the very long term.  These protesters, righteous as they may be, are about to FAFO.


Yeah, some of us have seen this movie before.

It's a huge country; imagine the logistics of having a successful revolution in a country of our size, just as a thought experiment. And the CCP is big enough to have infiltrated every little corner of it.

A lot of people thought it was coming after Tiananmen Square and that wasn't even a speed bump, in retrospect.  The Soviet collapse was in some respects approved, or at least not contested so much, from the top.  That isn't happening here, and won't.
 
2022-11-27 6:17:07 AM  
lilplatinum:
I mean, I can't call people out by name because of shiatbag mods, but if you haven't read in threads from the blue maga folk about how the pandemic is still raging and we are bad for going about life, then I don't know what website you frequent.

Please define a "blue maga folk".

MAGA came from Trump followers red "Make America Great Again" hats, and evolved from actions by those which would wear such hats.

Blue usually refers to a democrat.  As far as I'm aware, they had no such hats or followers.
 
2022-11-27 6:22:08 AM  

OrionXVI: lilplatinum:
I mean, I can't call people out by name because of shiatbag mods, but if you haven't read in threads from the blue maga folk about how the pandemic is still raging and we are bad for going about life, then I don't know what website you frequent.

Please define a "blue maga folk".

MAGA came from Trump followers red "Make America Great Again" hats, and evolved from actions by those which would wear such hats.

Blue usually refers to a democrat.  As far as I'm aware, they had no such hats or followers.


I meant to say Rose MAGA.. I've been drinking.
 
2022-11-27 6:22:55 AM  

DannyBrandt: In one video, a female student could be heard shouting to the cheers of the crowd: "From today onwards, I will no longer perform oral sex for state power!"

From now on? No longer? WTF school is she enrolled in?


Bob Jones University?
 
2022-11-27 6:23:05 AM  

RolandTGunner: Does this mean the new iPhones aren't coming?


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2022-11-27 6:24:10 AM  

Alphax: lilplatinum: padraig: lilplatinum: Funny thing is that most of the Fark Bernie Bros are the ones teling us this isn't over and we should lock down like China.

Where do you guys hear that kind of crap ? I basically spend my life on that site, and I don't think I've ever read one person in the last year say we should go back to lock down.

I mean, I can't call people out by name because of shiatbag mods, but if you haven't read in threads from the blue maga folk about how the pandemic is still raging and we are bad for going about life, then I don't know what website you frequent.

Perhaps they're people I put on Ignore 20 years ago, because I haven't noticed.


If you put the Bernie Bro brigade on ignore, you've been missing out on fun.
 
2022-11-27 6:29:49 AM  

lilplatinum: Alphax: lilplatinum: padraig: lilplatinum: Funny thing is that most of the Fark Bernie Bros are the ones teling us this isn't over and we should lock down like China.

Where do you guys hear that kind of crap ? I basically spend my life on that site, and I don't think I've ever read one person in the last year say we should go back to lock down.

I mean, I can't call people out by name because of shiatbag mods, but if you haven't read in threads from the blue maga folk about how the pandemic is still raging and we are bad for going about life, then I don't know what website you frequent.

Perhaps they're people I put on Ignore 20 years ago, because I haven't noticed.

If you put the Bernie Bro brigade on ignore, you've been missing out on fun.


Having to listen to someone like Snackbar is not "fun".
 
2022-11-27 6:31:10 AM  

make me some tea: Uh yeah there is no justification for locking people down who are vaccinated, this has gone beyond health measures and is being used as a tool for dictatorial power.


He has probably been doing this to keep people off the street so they won't protest over their pending bank melt down.
 
2022-11-27 6:35:36 AM  

qorkfiend: lilplatinum: Alphax: lilplatinum: padraig: lilplatinum: Funny thing is that most of the Fark Bernie Bros are the ones teling us this isn't over and we should lock down like China.

Where do you guys hear that kind of crap ? I basically spend my life on that site, and I don't think I've ever read one person in the last year say we should go back to lock down.

I mean, I can't call people out by name because of shiatbag mods, but if you haven't read in threads from the blue maga folk about how the pandemic is still raging and we are bad for going about life, then I don't know what website you frequent.

Perhaps they're people I put on Ignore 20 years ago, because I haven't noticed.

If you put the Bernie Bro brigade on ignore, you've been missing out on fun.

Having to listen to someone like Snackbar is not "fun".


It's kinda like a train wreck, you don't want to look but our baser instincts kick in.
 
2022-11-27 6:35:41 AM  
I do wonder; some of the complaints about the previous COVID lockdowns in China was that the didn't allow those in lockdown to get food.  So, I have to ask, is this turning into more of a food riot problem?

If that's is more of a food riot problem, I could see this going downhill quickly.
 
2022-11-27 6:42:52 AM  

DON.MAC: I see lots of future peasant farmers in those videos.   There are more than about 300 million people in China that are still living and farming like it is 1100 AD in the more rural areas.  I'm guessing some of these people will be trading their lousy assembly line jobs for something more agrarian.


Umm.  Good?

Industry and population are choking our world to death in real time.
 
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