r/HermanCainAward It's probably not 'just a cold' Jan 22 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2 Doot 🎵 Doot 1

Big Red declared his opposition to the vaccine *before it even existed*. He died this week after more than a month in hospital Awarded

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u/auramaelstrom Jan 22 '22

Concerned about contact tracing apps stealing his information, yet willingly posts on Facebook...

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u/maria_tex Team Moderna Jan 22 '22

And carries a cellphone at all times.

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

Nothing these stooges say has any basis in reality, it doesn’t matter

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u/Thowitawaydave Paradise by the ECMO Lights Jan 22 '22

Was honestly disappointed that he didn't post the "I do not give Covid Consent to enter my lungs" post that went around awhile back, since that would be pretty on brand for this type of delusion.

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u/wild_ones_in Jan 23 '22

He didn't die of COVID. Democrats are the virus. He had Democrats in his lungs.

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u/redwood1958 Jan 22 '22

Rubes and stooges - pretty much covers the whole field. This guy was another Belly Savalas, comme toujours.

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u/ahender8 Team Pfizer Jan 22 '22

Rubes and Stooges

Bread and Circuses

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u/walkinman19 💀anti vax no parachute jump team💀 Jan 22 '22

Nothing these stooges say has any basis in reality

Exactly. That's why you can't reason with anti vaxers logically. They are terminally stupid and batshit insane.

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u/CrystalFieldTheorist Jan 22 '22

At 30 something, I'm an old fogey. I don't carry my cellphone if I don't have to. Who knows when one has to do something illegal and try to get away with it?

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u/pianoladyinabox Homeopathic ivermectin! Stat! Jan 22 '22

Do you also drive a minimum 20-year-old car so they can't track that too?

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u/Badmime1 Jan 22 '22

I have a 60 year old French motorized scooter for when I wanna commit crimes. It’s not helpful in inclement weather.

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u/SnooCakes6195 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

... my truck is 20 years old... just because I'm poor and like stick shift lol

Edit: My Taco is actually 22 years old. Lol has a tape player and every thing... lol

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u/inbetween-genders Jan 22 '22 This

stick shift is my preferred anti theft device

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u/pianoladyinabox Homeopathic ivermectin! Stat! Jan 22 '22

I miss my stick shift 😩 but a Chevy with 300,000 km is a liability in cold Canadian winters

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u/Life_after_forty Immunized AND vaccinated💉 Jan 22 '22

20 something years ago I was the only person that had a stick shift on my small college campus and I offered lessons to my friends😂 Didn’t have to worry about anyone taking my car.

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u/Fancy-You3022 Jan 22 '22

Jokes on you. I can grind gears like the best of them. That flywheel will be crying by the time you get that truck back.

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u/rikki-tikki-deadly ♫ Praise the creator now here's your ventilator ♫ Jan 22 '22

My 1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max was still running just fine when I finally said farewell to it in 2008 or so. I'd not be surprised to find out that it's still running today. Loved that little truck.

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u/Mikeinthedirt Jan 22 '22

My 86 Ranger was probably a Mitsubishi. 30 mpg from a pickup, hell yeah!

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u/CrystalFieldTheorist Jan 22 '22

Ah, as a super-millennial, I don't see a need to own a car, though formerly, it was out of poverty. I bike or take the bus to work everyday.

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u/Glittering-Cellist34 Jan 22 '22

I lived in DC for 32 years. I biked for about 29 years (not the first 3). I am grateful to have lived in a place where it was possible to live quite well without having to be car dependent. Sure we used cars from time to time, rental or car share. For the last 11 years, we were the only house in our blick without a car (in upper northwest, not the core). Although one guy started biking to work, because of my example.

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u/UpsetUnicorn ⚡️📶 5G & Magnetic 🧲⚡️ Jan 22 '22

Using credit and debit cards.

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u/Acceptable-Tax1179 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Cash only. None of that mark of the beast business for me

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u/bbpr120 Jan 22 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

cash can be traced thru nanobots in the coke residue, I only barter with bottle caps.

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u/Thowitawaydave Paradise by the ECMO Lights Jan 22 '22

Nuka Cola - the drink that gives you caps back!

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u/kakapo88 Say Hello to Mr. ECMO Jan 22 '22

Cash is Satan’s toilet paper. True godly freedom lions barter or use gold coins.

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u/MuuaadDib Jan 22 '22

Yup, as an IT professional watching the lunacy with 5G and the absolute horse shit spread with complete ignorance was maddening. I was seething listening to morons on social media scare others with complete BS. Microchips in the vaccine, they won't track me....as they post this from their phone, which has been proven in legal cases it listens and tracks you, and manipulates your Internet to what you talk about.

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u/Josepth_Blowsepth Paradise by the ECMO Lights Jan 22 '22

Don’t forget about the Fitbit tracking everything to

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u/LucindaMorgan Jan 22 '22

I saw a true crime story where a guy’s Fitbit proved he was right where he said he was and couldn’t have committed the murder!

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u/secretcache Jan 22 '22

And this guy got caught because of his!

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u/Certain-Hold7833 Jan 22 '22

A guy was an affair and his Fitbit gave him away because it noticed his heart rate was increasing all of a sudden and his wife saw the data on the phone and knew he wasn’t exercising at the time

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u/danisse76 Oakley Brand Rep 🕶️ Jan 22 '22

I think I may have seen that. So many murders solved by Fitbit now. It can tell the medical examiner the exact minute your heart stopped beating.

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u/MuuaadDib Jan 22 '22

I remember the secret base being outed from fitness trackers....or was it microchip vax zombies??🤨🧐

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/28/fitness-tracking-app-gives-away-location-of-secret-us-army-bases

My wife is an RN, I love to spitball ideas like drinking urine and H202 Nebulization, she thinks I'm fucking around then just looks horrified.

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u/Beachbabydarragh DeathSantis is Florida's comorbidity Jan 22 '22

Generous of you to opine that he used a Fitbit.

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u/lifehackskeptic Jan 22 '22

You took the words right out of my thumbs. He prolly blew past all the terms and conditions installing Facebook, clicking “accept” as quickly as I type these three dots…

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u/JesusChrist-Jr Jan 22 '22

Willing to bet when the Patriot Act as passed he was one of those saying "If you ain't got nothing to hide you shouldn't care!"

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u/SophiaBrahe Thoroughly Modern Moderna Jan 22 '22

Thank you for doing that. I have a severely immunosuppressed family member and people taking precautions like that might save her life.

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u/LucindaMorgan Jan 22 '22

Yes. Like all the gun toting fools who don’t want their guns registered and then post pictures of their entire collection. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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u/Hoaxshmoax Team Moderna Jan 22 '22

He probably enthusiastically filled out those Facebook “what game of thrones character are you” surveys the sole purpose of which was to hoover up contact data.

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u/FlamesNero Jan 22 '22

Not to mention all the “give away all my personal info, like my middle name, the city I got married in, my dog’s name, my grandma’s maiden name, in order to find out which Harry Potter character I am” quizzes he did.

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u/steve-eldridge Jan 22 '22 Helpful

If you are not paying to use a very complex technology platform, you are the product.

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u/LadislausBonita Jan 22 '22

Facebook knows who is most likely to die from Covid soon. And they have a whole lot of profiles that turned silent already.

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u/galaapplehound By the Power of Grayskull! Jan 22 '22

It's like the coupon algorithm that knew a teen was pregnant and outed her to her dad. They know everything.

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u/Tweenk Jan 22 '22

The irony is that contact tracing apps don't actually record your location or any other personal info, they just listen to and record Bluetooth codes broadcasted by other phones and check if a matching code was uploaded to a server (which happens when you mark yourself as infected). These codes change every 10 minutes in an unpredictable way, so it's very difficult to track anyone with this system.

The big issue is that the system is opt-in. It should be mandatory or opt-out. It's the first case of vague concerns about privacy causing a lot of people to die.

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u/trumpsiranwar Jan 22 '22

One of the craziest things about Jan 6 is how these mother f'ers for real thought it was totally cool to film themselves trying to overthrow the government.

And not just film it but POST IT ONLINE!

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u/Embrasse-moi Jan 22 '22

I think it's the same people I came across at my old work. We had to enter their info in our computer system using their state IDs. They proceed to refuse(which they have the right to) but their reason is that they didn't want the government to pry on their private info....Honey that's a state ID, the government already knows that information lmao They're next level dense

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u/diablitos Jan 22 '22

But the vaccine is leftist witchcraft! Facebook would never prioritize profit over social responsibility, would it?

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u/galaapplehound By the Power of Grayskull! Jan 22 '22

Those people think Facebook has a left leaning bias so it's leftist tech too.

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u/nelliebelle1197 Jan 22 '22

And who the hell gave him permission to deny contact tracing for his family and friends!

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u/TheeJackSparrow Jan 22 '22

That post about not wanting to be tracked stood out among the usual memes. He’s acting awfully suspicious like he did something wrong in a different city like Dexter Morgan.

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u/BestFriendWatermelon I am so smart! s-m-r-t! Jan 22 '22

A couple of weeks ago my dad tested positive for covid. He tried to wait it out thinking he would get over it

Pro tip: wait until after your house burns down to call the fire brigade. Also, don't go to the hospital until after your lungs have been destroyed by covid.

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u/birds-of-gay Team Moderna Jan 22 '22

My anti-vax dad has COVID right now, caught it from my mom who tested positive on Tuesday but recovered because she's vaxxed. He's not getting better but refuses to take a test or even admit he has COVID. Won't go to a doctor. Nothing. He was watching and nodding along with Tucker last night who was talking about how harmless COVID is and how vaccines are government overreach blah blah.

There's no reasoning with people like this and it's one of the most surreal things I've ever fucking experienced

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u/hvorerfyr Jan 22 '22

Same. My trumpy uncle called to razz my mom about getting her booster shot while still coughing from what he claims is his third bout with covid that left him twenty pounds lighter. Half my family has gone insane.

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u/Josepth_Blowsepth Paradise by the ECMO Lights Jan 22 '22

On the upside he is able to fit into the clothes from 10 years ago

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u/double_expressho Jan 22 '22

Gained only 20 lbs in 10 years? I have a feeling you're being too generous here.

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u/survivor2bmaybe Jan 22 '22

I feel for you. Got a relative exactly like this. They don’t learn even after touching the hot stove and getting burned. What can be done?

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u/LivinthatDream Jan 22 '22

Let ‘em go. They would rather be their version of “right” than alive. Selfish is as selfish does.

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u/hvorerfyr Jan 22 '22

Thank you, I’m sorry, it is heartbreaking. He’s always been a blowhard but a nice guy and kind to me. If he croaked I could write one of those shirt-off-his-back posts about him without irony.

“As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man, There are only four things certain since Social Progress began. That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire, And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the fire…” -Kipling

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u/MuricanA321 Jan 22 '22

Respectfully, the “shirt off his back” posts will always be rife with irony due to the selfishness of their anti-vax stance. I’ve always assumed most described that way are “nice”, as in ‘would help a stranger with a flat tire, etc.’

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u/RealLADude Team Mix & Match Jan 22 '22

Same here. My uncle is a vaxed, retired doctor who is now saying no one should get vaccinated. Maybe he’s trying for a job at Fox.

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u/Godless_Bitch Team Moderna Jan 22 '22

Good God. 😳 Even if you didn't have serious or long-term effects, after your third bout with this beast, wouldn't you want to get vaxxed just to ... you know ... lessen the disruptions to your life? 🤔

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u/WeakestLynx Go Give One Jan 22 '22

We've interacted here a time or two, and I know your parents aren't too simpatico with you. But that level of disconnect from reality -- cheering on the leopard while it is eating your face -- must be very hard to live with. I also would have no idea how to reason with someone like that.

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u/birds-of-gay Team Moderna Jan 22 '22

I remember, the pride jacket on your reddit avatar always makes me smile.

My mom and I are actually super close, it's my dad and my twin brother who have lost their minds. It's extremely hard to deal with and I'm saving money to get my own place (I'm lucky enough to have been able to save 21k so far since my mom doesn't charge me rent as long as I work and save), it's just almost impossible when you don't have a degree (working on it) because minimum wage isn't nearly enough to pay the rent on an apartment.

I gave up on reasoning with him about anything. These people aren't living in reality because they don't want to

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u/LucindaMorgan Jan 22 '22

One of my nephews who I dearly love has long spouted that 99.7% survival rate. He is unable to explain where that figure came from or how it was arrived at. He’s very anti-vaccine because he doesn’t know what’s in it. He now has Covid. He has not shared this information; his MIL told me.

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u/Hot_Frosting_7101 Jan 22 '22

Well very soon we will pass the threshold of .3% of Americans having died of Covid. Hard to argue a 99.7% survival rate at that point.

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u/monkey_zen Jan 22 '22

And of course Fucker Carlson is fully vaccinated.

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u/Maisy_D Go Give One Jan 22 '22

Oh man, that's gotta hurt watching that train wreck in slow motion. Dad.... Please... Nooo...

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u/birds-of-gay Team Moderna Jan 22 '22

It's more frustrating and infuriating than painful, because him and I don't have a real relationship. To him, I'm a disappointing liberal snowflake. To me, he's a bigoted conspiracy theorist. He puts all his time into being angry about whatever Alex Jones told him to be angry about, so quality time isn't a thing.

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u/ashenhaired Team Mix & Match Jan 22 '22

So sorry to hear this and I completely understand, my brother is a father of 2 and refuse to get vaccinated I've sat with him debunking every doubt he had and all rumours he heard.

To the point that I've told him that I'm a microbiologist, I've studied viruses I've studied immunology I work as research associate and moreover I'm your brother why would you believe strangers on the internet and don't believe me??

I thought I finally got through to him but not he still refuses the vaccine.

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u/CrazyWhammer Living vent free in your head Jan 22 '22

I feel you. My son is an anti-vaxxer and despite the fact I’m a molecular biologist and have worked in drug development for almost 20 years, he’ll take Joe Rogan’s word over mine. It’s just sad.

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u/Libflake Jan 22 '22

Sorry, Birds. Hope that things will go as well as possible for your family.

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u/LivinthatDream Jan 22 '22

I hope all of these people die at home. We nurses don’t need their bull shit.

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u/sneaky-pizza Jan 22 '22

That sucks man. The only way the treatments are effective is to start them ASAP as symptoms show it’s gonna be a problem.

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u/inbetween-genders Jan 22 '22

i’ve made my peace with my anti vax jabba the hut of a mother that covid will be home town buffet on her if she gets hit with it. it used to keep me up at night with worry but end of the day, i can’t force her to take the vax.

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u/fourmica 😈 Satan's li'l helper 😈 Jan 22 '22

Of course he waited. The main character always recovers in time for next week's episode! It's not like he's supporting cast - didn't you see how important he is, making everyone delete him from their contacts???

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u/pianoladyinabox Homeopathic ivermectin! Stat! Jan 22 '22

He's not a main character, he's a redshirt 🤣

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u/williamfbuckwheat Jan 22 '22

They all sure seem like NPCs to me

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u/Jim_Macdonald Bet you won't share! Jan 22 '22

He was relying on the fact that Covid kills hardly anyone. /s

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u/goplantagarden Jan 22 '22

Because their greatest fear is being wrong, not death.

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u/waitforsuegray My blood type is 5G Jan 22 '22

I never get tired of seeing that drawing of the democrat lynch mob with Romney in it. He seems to be holding a 2x4 and the book of mormon. Very menacing

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u/LucindaMorgan Jan 22 '22

And then the fact that on January 6, 2021, it was Republicans with nooses and pitchforks storming the Capitol looking for people to actually kill.

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u/GalarianSlowpoke_ Jan 22 '22

this is what i was going to point out. the democrats are a lynch mob? oh you mean like the one you guys were part of last year? really funny.

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u/TheseGreyHeavens Jan 22 '22

And the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville where they actually carried tiki torches

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u/SoriAryl Just for the Cookies 🍪 Jan 22 '22

I hate Romney, but at least he’s steadfast in his beliefs and one of the few actual republicans left

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u/BigbySamMelody Jan 22 '22

It’s a sad state of affairs when Romney is one of the good ones.

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u/quickquestchun Jan 22 '22

Remember when he was laughed out of the election for a poorly-worded remark on how he makes a point to hire women for government positions?

Now we have a cult following over a man who openly brags about sexually assaulting women.

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u/DontQuoteYourself 💜🖤🤍🐘 I'm Aces! Jan 22 '22

It's so weird how he went from being the worst republican to the best republican without even changing himself

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u/ABinderFullOfWomen 🦆 Jan 22 '22

Ah the good old days. When Republicans wanted the poors to know their place, no matter what race they were.

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u/Flat_Initial_1823 Go Give One Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

I get so weirded every time I see content with 'feel free to copy and paste' at the bottom. Like isn't that a glaring sign that someone wants you to propagandise on their behalf? Research papers don't have 'like and subscribe' at the bottom. Text books don't say 'bet you won't share'. Even on social media, showing agreement or support is a cheap like which blasts it into your network's feed.

When the internet was new, a common saying on 4chan was 'not your personal army' to anyone trying to get you to do their bidding. I genuinely wonder how much of these are normal human behaviours and not propaganda campaigns.

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u/feminist1946 Patriots are Vaccinated Jan 22 '22

Reminds me of the old chain letters (dates me) where the threat was if you didn't pass it on to 10 friends, one of the previous persons would experience a disaster.

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u/Life_after_forty Immunized AND vaccinated💉 Jan 22 '22

Chain letters and then omg the chain emails. What a time to be alive when I could doom someone to some vague fate by not forwarding an email.

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u/FlamesNero Jan 22 '22

Yeah, it taps into their contrarian nature: “You can’t tell me what I can and can’t do!…MA FREDUMBS! … And I’ll prove it to you by doing exactly what you were trying to manipulate me to do in the first place.”

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u/joshw220 Jan 22 '22

This whole subreddit is fascinating in a dark way. All the HC awardees are 95% the same as well. Middle age white guy/girl that is overweight and probably has several underline conditions he/she doesn’t know about because the last time he/she saw a doctor was when they were 17 and were getting state medicade. Also loves god, guns, and being Republican. I really wonder what the future of their voter base will be even with voter suppression. They are kind of killing off their own, some that survive or loss someone close to them will probably come to their senses and switch sides. I’m sure years from now when the dust settles they will find a way to blame democrats, even with the millions of videos online of them demanding no mask or vaccines.

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u/Significant_Horror80 Team Moderna Jan 22 '22

Texas is out of paper for voting. That's how Republicans will suppress voters.

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u/FlamesNero Jan 22 '22

Yeah, & you can’t register online, for disenfranchisement reasons.

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u/calsosta Jan 22 '22

Friendly reminder for Texans, check your voter registration status here: https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do

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u/TheOilyHill Jan 22 '22

my registration is active. Now let's see if we can get all these assholes out of office.

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u/Josepth_Blowsepth Paradise by the ECMO Lights Jan 22 '22

It’s election fraud via voter suppression. Need to stop calling it a “cotton ball” friendly name. Call it what it is. GOP has been performing election fraud for the past 60 years

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u/Nice-Respond5839 Jan 22 '22

Out of paper in all major cities and have plenty in rural areas and white suburbs. Republicans have figured out they don’t need votes to win elections anymore. It’s always been that you need over twice as many votes to elect a non-Republican, instead of just the majority of votes. Don’t worry about the GOP. They got this. If 1/6 taught us anything it’s that they’re willing to take by force anything they can’t win, and no one will be there to stop them.

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u/LGBTQPlusChainsaws Jan 22 '22

It's strange but, in a very real way, the far right has turned conservativism into a deadly comorbidity of its own.

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u/AllBrainsNoSoul Jan 22 '22

It has been for some time. Just look at accidental gun injuries and deaths, for example. There are studies also showing that over the past 30 years, life expectancy rose by 7 years in democratic counties while the life expectancy in republican counties rose by just 3 years. Another way of putting it was that the counties that had a greater increase in life expectancy were more likely to vote democrat.

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u/AntEmotional5704 Blood Donor 🩸 Jan 22 '22

they know they are in good physical shape because in high school they did JV shot put

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u/darwinwoodka Go Give One Jan 22 '22

Oh they already blame the Democrats, it's all their fault. These people take no personal responsibility for ANYTHING.

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u/roblewk Jan 22 '22

The request for prayers followed by the death announcement fascinates me every time. Are no atheists dying of Covid? Plenty of us are chubby!

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u/fellow_traveler_17 🦠 … 💉or ⚰️ Jan 22 '22

1 out of 100-ish dying while 99 survive to dig in their heels more.

Nah, these deaths won’t change anything from a big-picture perspective, they are just ruining a “few” lives on the way.

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u/TrainToo Jan 22 '22

I agree. Don't get lulled into thinking that this loss of life and the pain and the suffering will deter them. It is simply collateral damage to them. They are on a delusional mission that will not be derailed. They are deranged fanatics, terrorists, and unredeemable. Sorry to that, but it's reality.

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u/BringBackTheDinos Jan 22 '22

I swear I remember seeing them trying that already. Basically it came down to dems coming out so strongly for covid precautions first because they knew Republicans would immediately take the other side. It really was that dumb and these days I can't tell the difference between an onion article and the GOP

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u/Raccoon_Full_of_Cum Satan Gained a Fleshlight Jan 22 '22

That's the irony of people accusing Democrats of practicing "identity politics". Democrats are an extremely diverse party, so pretty much by definition, they don't have a common identity. The thing that unites them is policy beliefs.

By contrast, the Republican Party does nothing but practice identity politics, because they're a white Christian nationalist movement. They're not united as a party by policy ideas. They're united by their white Christian identity.

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u/ElectronGuru Team Mix & Match Jan 22 '22

They’re not united as a party by policy ideas

That’s whats so remarkable. They used to have policies but when they started winning elections with single issue identity politics, they found they didn’t need anything more than the opposite of whatever democrats were saying.

And like someone addicted to drugs, they went for the easy victory again and again and again. So that now, they can’t stop themselves even as the same approach is killing off their own voters.

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u/Vernerator 💉💉>🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ Jan 22 '22

Don't forget their whole existence seems to revolve around mythically "owning the Libs" in their little minds.

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u/ElectronGuru Team Mix & Match Jan 22 '22

Making everything the libs say suspect, including hey there’s a world wide pandemic, shelter and shots for everyone

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u/GeneraIChubbs Jan 22 '22

Ah, yes. Talk shit for months and and then ask for “prayer vibes”. That never ends well.

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u/Significant_Horror80 Team Moderna Jan 22 '22

"Prayer warriors assemble!"

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u/Tellyouwhatswhat It's probably not 'just a cold' Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

This guy's story is just so banal. Just another middle aged white guy living a comfortable life who was angry about God knows what for no good reason.

His FB was the usual stream of ranty right wing halftruths and lies, absolutely nothing unique or interesting about anything he posted. I can hardly bring myself to hunt these guys down anymore. This may well be my last post.

EDIT: I've got one more obnoxious antivax asshole (as banal and predictable as this guy) on the hook. He's been circling the drain on ECMO for weeks now. When he dies, I'll probably post him.

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u/Jeff_Damn Jan 22 '22

I think that deep down, they realize their lives are flat-out unremarkable, especially after years of watching entertainment geared towards their demographic that tells them, "You're a real man, you're an ass-kicker, you dominate everything you see", only to realize they're in the same mediocre boat as everyone else they know.

All they ever had to do was pull their heads out of their asses (ego-wise) and maybe try to experience something outside of the same zip code they grew up in but "new things scary!" so they live out the same self-fulfilling prophecy as their neighbors: feed, consume, reproduce, then die.

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u/thetelltaleDwigt Stay Vaxxy and Don’t Get Covid 💉🦠 Jan 22 '22

Yes, and I suspect at least part of the reason that they were pissed about stay at home mandates was that they were called ‘nonessential.’ I think that may have bruised a few egos

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u/hvorerfyr Jan 22 '22

If Thoreau were around now when, thanks to social media, every man can have his own little newspaper and tv station if he wants, it very well might be “the mass of men live lives of noisy desperation.”

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u/FlamesNero Jan 22 '22

No one would blame you for those feelings. You still have to take care of yourself. Diving into these cesspools of weaponized misinformation and hate would have considerable impact on anyone’s well-being.

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u/ElectronGuru Team Mix & Match Jan 22 '22

FBI apparently has protocols when tracking serial killers. Giving agents time off and sharing the load so the horror doesn’t make up an agents entire experience for months or years at a time.

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u/Cyberflection Jan 22 '22

What strikes me too is the utter severity of some of these lies. They don't slightly bend the truth, in many cases they flip it 180 degrees.

A good example is the one with Pelosi and other Democrats, carrying torches and a noose, while it was right wingers carrying torches in Charlottesville, and Trump cultists setting up a gallows during the insurrection.

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u/darwinwoodka Go Give One Jan 22 '22

mmhmm, any one of them could easily be that one neighbor across the street who refuses to get vaxxed that everyone else just avoids. The one in my neighborhood is so nuts he took his daughter to another county 100 miles away for her driver's license test so she wouldn't have to wear a mask while she took it. Crazy people.

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u/ricochetblue Team Pfizer Jan 22 '22

I bet this guy complained about the price of gas after.

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u/roblewk Jan 22 '22

It is the banality and repetition I find so fascinating. There is some deeper message in all these deaths. I just have no sussed it out yet.

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u/Jolly-Bandicoot7162 🐈‍Vaxxed Cats Pounce, they don't Bounce🐈‍ Jan 22 '22

Their orange leader told them covid was no big deal, and nothing else mattered.

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u/TXBIRDY 🧟‍♀️ Ghoul Mothafucka Extrordinare Jan 22 '22

So he's using Facebook to express his concerns about an app getting his contact information. He's using Facebook but is concerned about his privacy. Let that sink in.

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u/pianoladyinabox Homeopathic ivermectin! Stat! Jan 22 '22

No. No more sinks. I'm drawing the line.

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u/RandomFFGuy Jan 22 '22

Zero sympathies. Guess that 99.8% wasn’t high enough for you eh bud?

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u/galaapplehound By the Power of Grayskull! Jan 22 '22

No one wants to think that they are part of that .2%.

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u/Jim_Macdonald Bet you won't share! Jan 22 '22

Anyway he slipped a decimal. It isn't 0.2%, it's closer to 2%.

One out of fifty.

The best way out of that lottery is to make sure that everyone is vaxxed and masked.

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u/Glittering-Cellist34 Jan 22 '22

Plus 25% of survivors have long term conditions. And survivors have a higher death rate than people who didn't have covid.

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u/fusillade762 Jan 22 '22

The mortality rate for older out of shape people is far higher too. That is a lot of Americans. The numbers are skewed by younger people who survive. This guy was in the kill box for covid. You have to look at your personal situation. If your older and in poor shape, you are out of your mind if you dont take precautions. Prayer is not going to save you, facebook bravado wont save you, you have to save yourself. If you dont then Darwin's principles apply.

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u/WeakestLynx Go Give One Jan 22 '22

The word "pro-COVID" describes this person perfectly. He was opposed to the vaccine before it existed! He was an unshakeable ally of the virus. Now he's in virus heaven.

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u/Viewfromthe31stfloor I Don't Want You To ☠️ Get 💉 Jan 22 '22

It’s not 99.8% it’s more like 98% but it varies depending on an individual’s age and health.

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u/megamanxoxo Jan 22 '22

Nationally the mortality rate of contracting covid is at like 1.2%. So for every 500 people that get it 6 will die. No idea why they keep sharing this same fake statistic.

Source: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality

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u/Little-Ad-5643 Jan 22 '22

This subreddit has destroyed my ability to feel any sympathy or empathy for these people. I’m totally fine with it. 🍿 👀

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u/rellekk90 Jan 22 '22

Just recovered from my second case (very minor, I'm triple vaxxed) and I have absolutely no sympathy for these people. We're never going to be rid of covid because there are still plenty of places with sub-40% vaccination rates.

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u/lousylakers Their new hoax is get the vaccine, I did Jan 22 '22

Since nothing bad ever happens to right wing white folks in the US (except extreme weather) he believed his superior politics would save him. Another shocking turn of events.

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u/Shady_Garden Go Give One Jan 22 '22

Well, there was that War on Christmas, and the Dixie Chicks not liking Dubya, and the Mr/s. Potato Head thing, and the Dr. Seuss debacle, so, ya know, these people have truly suffered over the years.

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u/RandomUsername1119 Jan 22 '22

You forgot the time Obama wore a tan suit and when the football man kneeled

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u/061921 Jan 22 '22 Take My Energy

I just tested negative... For sympathy

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u/Evil-Code-Monkey Deceased Feline Boing Boing Jan 22 '22

Indeed. My Give-A-Fuck-O-Meter has shown "Empty" for months now

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u/90sAOLScreenName Man of the Sheeple Jan 22 '22

That “democrats are the virus” lady. She’s standing in zuccotti park. Is she…occupying Wall Street?

20 bucks says that script is photoshopped onto the image.

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u/lightlystarched Jan 22 '22

And her low rise jeans are not of this decade.

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u/toe-not-tow-the-line Jan 22 '22

I could tell instantly that pic was OLD.

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u/greeneyedwench Jan 22 '22

Definitely. They used a font that looks like marker strokes, but imagine how big the marker tip would have to be. I'm sure she didn't agree to have her image used like this.

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u/FlamesNero Jan 22 '22

They’re all photoshopped, because reality is left-leaning & the best way to overcome rational thought is to hijack emotions.

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u/gypsyjackson Jan 22 '22

Yeah, the board is too uniformly white.

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u/biffbobfred Vaxx keeps you off Cain Train Jan 22 '22

Much like the Republican Party

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u/biffbobfred Vaxx keeps you off Cain Train Jan 22 '22

Didn’t notice it, but yeah, who is going to draw letters on an actual sign that way. It looks wayyyy too much like a photoshop Brush

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u/Dana07620 I miss Phil Valentine's left kidney Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 26 '22

The one Antiva friend I have, who I'll call "Tex" (not his real name) basically did the same thing. Decided he wasn't ever going to be vaccinated before they had even finished the testing. Maybe even before that.

But he's a fool. And I should have learned from this that you can't change a fool's mind...

Because years earlier, "Tex" also decided that hurricanes don't destroy houses even though he lived his entire life in Pascagoula on the Mississippi gulf coast and had lived through multiple hurricanes.

You see, "Tex" was still living in his parents' waterfront home. He had told me when he was 20 / 21 years old that...

  1. He was never going to leave his home (meaning his parents' house)
  2. And since he didn't chose to be born, but his parents chose to have him, it was his parents' responsibility to take care of him financially until he died.

So "Tex" leeched off his parents their entire lives. They let him. I think his dad required that he work, but the dad never required that he pay rent, utilities, etc. So "Tex" would work some front line sales job and spend all his earnings on his hobbies, which was a lot of buying stuff.

Now I knew that "Tex's" stuff was very, very important to him. So when he was in his 30s I tried to talk some common sense into him. I suggested that he move out and warned "Tex" that all his stuff could be destroyed in a hurricane because his parents' house was directly on the waterfront. (It was single story, built ground level and had a boat and dock in the backyard.) Given his stated life goals, you can imagine how well "Tex" went along with my suggestion that he leave that house. He refused to believe me. Said he had a plan to handle any hurricane by putting his stuff in storage bins and putting them up high. When I reminded him that hurricanes destroy entire houses that's when "Tex" told me that "Hurricanes don't destroy houses."

Hurricane Katrina wiped out that house and his stuff with it.

For 16 years "Tex" has not shut up about the stuff he lost. And "Tex" can remember every single one of those thousands of items down to which edition the books were. But that conversation where I warned him? Wiped out of his memory. But he remembers all his stuff because he's spent these 16 years trying to buy the identical stuff to replace his collections.

In case you're wondering "Tex" didn't accomplish either of his life's goals. The house was destroyed in Katrina so he couldn't live there. As for his second goal, he did pretty well. When "Tex's" dad died when "Tex" was 35, "Tex" quit his job and let his mother pay for everything until she died 10 years later.

But when "Tex's" mother died -- though he was left a house, two cars, investments and jewelry it wasn't enough for him to live off until he died -- so, at age 45, "Tex" finally had to start supporting himself for the first time in his life.

So "Tex" works selling shoes and hates it with a passion that Al Bundy would admire.

Thing is, "Tex" refused his shoe store's health insurance. He doesn't think he'd need it. I've pointed out that a hospital stay would bankrupt him and he'd lose everything again.

I've told him all the facts about the vaccine and COVID-19. But "Tex" doesn't care. He made his mind up that he can handle COVID-19 no problem, but that the vaccine would be bad for him.

So after 16 years of keeping my mouth shut and not once reminding "Tex" that I had warned him about hurricanes and that house, I finally brought it up again in the context that last time he took a big gamble that he lost it. That refusing a vaccine in a pandemic because he doesn't think that COVID-19 could get him really sick or even kill him is like him refusing to believe that hurricanes could destroy that house. I thought that the prospect of losing all his stuff again would motivate him.

No luck. He doesn't think he could lose his stuff in a medical bankruptcy just like he didn't think he could have lost all his stuff in a hurricane. His mind refuses to accept that it's even possible.

I tell people that I couldn't convince "Tex" that a waterfront home on the Mississippi gulf coast was in danger from hurricanes because he had made up what passes for his mind that it couldn't happen. So there's no way that I can convince him that COVID-19 could be a danger to him because he's made up what passes for his mind that he could never get seriously sick from it.

Because "Tex" is a fool and you can't change a fool's mind.

Incidentally, "Tex" still doesn't think that he should have moved out of his childhood home. He's 55 years old now and (after pretending that he stayed in that house only to take care of his parents and I reminded him that I knew the real reason which was what he told me when he was 20 / 21 --- that he was never going to leave it) "Tex" finally said his truth to me. This 55 year old man said, "I was happy there. Why should I leave?" I answered, "Because you'd still have all your stuff." To that he had no reply. But it's telling that at age 55, it has still never occurred to "Tex" that the normal thing for him to have done was to grow up, leave home and become independent. But not for "Tex." His friends all did. (In case you hadn't guessed, "Tex" was an only child.) But leaving home and supporting themselves, that was for other people, not for "Tex."

Apparently, not only can you not change a fool's mind...a fool is incapable of changing their own mind, no matter how much evidence there is it was a bad decision. We see that on here all the time with the people hospitalized, even dying from COVID-19, who still think that refusing the vaccine was a smart idea --- that it wasn't a mistake. I could just imagine "Tex" as one of them.

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u/dastimba Three shots of Dolly 🐑 Jan 22 '22

At least they thanked the nurses.

Christ the bar is so low.

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u/CheshireCrackers Jesus isn’t coming, he’s just breathing hard Jan 22 '22

The was October 2020.

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u/Tellyouwhatswhat It's probably not 'just a cold' Jan 22 '22

It seemed like a fitting epilogue for a guy who'd monopolized nursing support for over a month with a preventable illness.

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u/FlamesNero Jan 22 '22

Just shows how fast weaponized misinformation can spread and ruin lives.

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u/Technical-Werewolf20 Jan 22 '22

Another fat doofus for the pile. At least he wont be voting anymore.

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u/rmads1983 Jan 22 '22

He should’ve thanked the nurses by getting vaccinated and staying out of the hospital instead of sharing a sanctimonious gif on Facebook.

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u/Ragingredblue 🐎Praise the Lord and pass the Ivermectin!🐆 Jan 22 '22

Too bad he didn't Google "covid 19 death" and "educate himself". I guess he was too busy using the tracking device in his pocket to post memes undermining the public health.

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u/Jim_Macdonald Bet you won't share! Jan 22 '22

Slide 1:
"Why do we need a vaccine for a virus with a 99.8 survival rate?"

So, Big Red, what's the answer? Speak up, I can't hear you....

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u/giggling_hero From YouTube to vent-tube Jan 22 '22

I DO NOT CONSENT to the liberal REDDIT web of sites to MAKE FUN OF my posts. Any and ALL attempts at mocking me, REGARDLESS of agreeing to terms of service are hereby ERADICATED based on my FEELINGS.

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u/gigerfan Team AstraZeneca Jan 22 '22

"He tried to wait it out thinking he would get over it without any serious effects"

I guess that didn't worked out

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u/biffbobfred Vaxx keeps you off Cain Train Jan 22 '22

It was “well there are 300,000,000 and only X died”.

So:

  • horrible denominator. You don’t divide by the national population, you divide by how many got infected.
  • numerator is bad too. This is a very old number before the pandemic really started hitting. It was definitely pre-delta.

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u/Commercial_Lie_4920 Jan 22 '22

By their logic, there was 99.99 % survival rate for 9/11.

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u/biffbobfred Vaxx keeps you off Cain Train Jan 22 '22

Good way to look at it. “We had a 99.99999% survival rate on 9/11 we don’t need to worry about terrorism AT ALL”

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u/VentilatorVenting Jan 22 '22

Back in June 2020 my coworker sent out a group chat to his coworkers, myself included, saying there was a 99% chance you wouldn’t get it.

We work in a field that is extremely safety-oriented and is heavily oriented in science, and this idiot got raked across the coals by all of us. “No, there’s a 99% chance you haven’t gotten it YET, because that’s the nature of the beginning of an infectious virus” and he fought against every last one of us due to our basic understanding of numbers and the concept of time.

Of course, he was the first person to get it out of our office. He tested positive like two hours after he was in a car with 5 of us. None of the rest of us got it, and all of us were vaccinated.

While he was laying in bed, he texted out the classic “this is no joke” and our boss texted back “there’s a 99% chance you don’t have it.”

This idiot is still posting nonstop anti-vax shit even though we all know he got the vaccine. It’s literally required for our job and religious exemptions are not even an option in our field.

It really, really troubles me that someone who makes nearly as much as I do in a field where science and safety are paramount can be this way. Absolute lost cause.

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u/Viewfromthe31stfloor I Don't Want You To ☠️ Get 💉 Jan 22 '22

It was an early misinformation statement that has lasted.

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u/biffbobfred Vaxx keeps you off Cain Train Jan 22 '22

They don’t care. Early on, Kushner and Trump thought (maybe “thought” should always be in air-quotes for them) that it would only hit in dense areas, meaning blue state big cities. They “thought” “hey let it run rampant it will kill democrats and make the governors look bad” and deliberately Nerfed a federal response.

Why “Trump actively tried to hurt and kill Americans” isn’t a news headline very single day I don’t know.

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u/Haskap_2010 ✨ A twinkle in a Chinese bat's eye ✨ Jan 22 '22

I was told that they were dividing the number of deaths by the entire population, which makes no sense whatsoever.

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u/on_the_dl Team Mix & Match Jan 22 '22

How come everyone keeps asking for my prayers? Go out there and get your own fucking prayers. What is this, communism?

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u/Virtuoso1980 Jan 22 '22

That’s sad.

We were planing on doing outdoor stuff and it’s too cold.

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u/vakr001 Team Moderna Jan 22 '22

Isn’t it ironic that the government he supported broke the law?

These people scream that socialism is coming. The past President did the most socialist thing possible in 2020. He enabled the Defense Production Act…

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u/kytheon Team Pfizer Jan 22 '22

People are still posting this shit today. Not just on Facebook, but also here on Reddit as a reply to /worldnews etc. “Who cares if it has 99% survival rate” bla bla. Check their profile, and it’s all /conspiracy and /conservative.

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u/Tellyouwhatswhat It's probably not 'just a cold' Jan 22 '22

The survival percentage people never understand that:

  • 1% of a large number is alot of dead people
  • the CFR is probably higher than that
  • risk is age stratified

These bozos are almost always middle aged and overweight and fail to understand their risk is much higher than the average across all ages.

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u/biffbobfred Vaxx keeps you off Cain Train Jan 22 '22

Also:

  • 5% of the people hospitalized not a super huge deal. 5% in the hospital all at once is a huge deal.
  • 1% dead of 10,000 people is tragic. 1% of the whole nation dead is a huge deal.
  • it’s slightly worse than 1% of the whole nation, because you can get COVID multiple times. And the second and third infections tend to mess you up worse.

Don’t get lost in numbers too much. We had the national guard stacking dead bodies in El Paso, NYC, LA. We had to ship morgue trucks to Florida because they ran out of space. There are so many medical personnel sick national guard troops are deployed to hospitals as headcount just to get someone anyone helping. We are no longer in some theoretical, flatten the curve as a model, World. This thing is strong. Do what you can to not get it.

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u/stop_breaking_toys Jan 22 '22

Dead men share no memes.

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u/BestFriendWatermelon I am so smart! s-m-r-t! Jan 22 '22

Man... If I believed the vaccines are dangerous, or a conspiracy by the government to put microchips in people's arms or whatever, I'd wear a mask everywhere, avoid public gatherings, stay at home as much as possible, etc.

Funny how antivaxxers also oppose anything that might be an alternative or mitigate some of the danger of not being vaccinated. This is how you can tell it's not about vaccine safety.

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u/mastersapprentice13 Jan 22 '22

Ah yes the age old mask vs abortion debate

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u/worldbound0514 Jan 22 '22

That's rich - they are complaining about people sharing the information, but they are posting it on Facebook. The whole world can see that info. If they wanted to keep it private, get a family group text going. Or lock down the social media settings.

Online privacy isn't a thing if YOU are the one posting updates. You are putting that info out there, and it will be out there forever.

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u/leamanc Jan 22 '22

Current score:

Covid: 864,000 vs. Prayer Warriors: 0

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u/PaloVerdePride Jan 22 '22

One less forced birther to vote against freedom.

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u/PopeOfManwichVillage Tickle Me ECMO Jan 22 '22

He died because of a serious underlying condition - stupidity.

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u/Vernerator 💉💉>🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Clean shaven...how refreshing.

I love the contact tracing post. He gave them his contact information. They can do whatever they want with it now, whether he consented or not. Idiot.

Of course, maybe he could pull through if potential "prayer warriors" weren't notified because he was deleted from their phones. Oh well.

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u/Darklord_Bravo Jan 22 '22

Slide 4: Oh here we are. They spout "My body my choice" when it comes to getting a shot, but if it's a woman trying to make a decision about her own body? Smooth brains the lot of em.

Slide 10: Another fool who waited too long to go to the hospital. What's it going to take to wake these idiots up? Even being unvaccinated, if he'd gone earlier, he *might* have avoided dying. We'll never know.

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u/Big_Knobber Not fucking around and not finding out Jan 22 '22

So he slowly asphyxiated for weeks. Sounds very Alpha male.

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u/iom2222 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

well the dumb-ass deleted himself from everyone address book !

Remarkable feat !!

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

I never feel saddened by the passing of a Nationalist scumbag.

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u/mmio60 Jan 22 '22

Another dead Trumper, back up to 2,000 per day on 7 day average. Keep up the good work.

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u/-freelove- Jan 22 '22

why people in the USA always think someone want to take their "freedom" ? specially by wearing a mask or getting a vaccine

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u/Deathbeddit 🦆🦃🦢🦜🦆🦅🐓🦩 Jan 22 '22

I don’t know whether to hold off here (because they didn’t post hospital photos etc and asked for time) or assume like so many others, they want the time to set up the GFM.

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u/Legionx1985 Herman Shrugged Jan 22 '22

This former flap jack thought Biden was useless..

COVID thought this knuckle dragger was useless..

Covid wins..... again

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u/SillyWhabbit Jan 22 '22

They spend two plus years, publicly screaming at the rooftops and anyone who will or won't listen, then want privacy.

Peachy.

I've wasted enough of my breath on them already. They won't listen, much less even have an honest, civil dialog.

At this point we pretty much all have our own PTSD and trust issues to battle.

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u/justrowitawaydere Vaxeen Research Subject #8675309🎶🎵 Jan 22 '22

Oh noes, another fat racist piece of excrement is now resting comfortably six feet under. It's a good way to start the day.

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u/Captain_Comic COVID is not a joke: it's a noun. Jan 22 '22

The “Real Virus” meme is funny to me, considering that comes from the folks with the ACTUAL torches, weapons and mobs trying to overthrow a legally elected President.