THE GREAT BOYCOTT - a megathread on woke companies to boycott and their alternatives. by Aureus in politics
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 days ago (0 children)
Idt that necessarily means they are different things though.
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 days ago (0 children)
So you're trying to mimic the cancel culture of the left? Hilarious. Guess we do live in a copy cat society but jeez guys let's try and rise above. Saddit has become a circle jerk.
What are you in the middle of reading right now? by PurpleAmathea in books
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
The forgotten soldier, devastating so far & loving it
Wouldn't it be cool if we asked questions about things other than Reddit/Said It or Politics? by theFriendlyDoomer in AskSaidIt
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 13 days ago (0 children)
That does seem to be the narrative here.
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 13 days ago (0 children)
But any mention of Reddit gets you instantly to front page and that's all that most people care about. This site has just become a place to bash Reddit. Even with muted subs one can still see that this site has just become a dumping ground for pissed of redditors who only want to talk about how bad Reddit is. It's boring.
Petition to declare George Soros a terrorist reaches threshold for White House response by Questionable in politics
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 14 days ago (0 children)
Yes I misunderstood the person above but that had nothing to do with our comments. You just jumped on here because you had nothing else to argue about. You're just an angry individual who wants to argue while others just want to discuss in a civilized manner. You see the actual persons response to this? Nothing like yours. Not defensive or angry in any way? Why are so mad my friend? Are you that attached to your post? Look my friend you made a stupid post stop doubling up by making silly comments. This petition was from 2017, nothing at all came of it and yet you post it like it some revelation. It's silly and when someone calls that it you get angry. It's laughable.
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 14 days ago (0 children)
Oh yes my bad I misunderstood. I agree 100%
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 15 days ago (0 children)
So having the opinion that online petitions are meaningless, especially ones from 2017, is the same as giving up/submitting? That's funny. Seems like a bit of an overreaction to me but you're entitled to your opinion.
You think an online petition raises awareness? That's silly. All it does it make the people signing it think they are doing something. Then we can all go back to looking at our phones and jacking off.
It's all one big distraction. Let's stop choosing sides and just look within to find the truth. by EpsteinIsHung in conspiracy
You seem to think you know a lot about god which some people would say is everything. Agree to disagree though my friend no need to get defensive.
Ok keep thinking an online petition from 2017 means anything. It's silly.
[–]astronautrob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 16 days ago (0 children)
Yea these online petitions are silly. Nothing ever comes of them and to think anyone on any position of power cares about these is also silly.
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 16 days ago (0 children)
Maybe, I would never say I know anything for certain but I'm glad you think you do. Agree to disagree.
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 17 days ago (0 children)
If you believe we are only flesh than I would agree with that statement but we are so.kuch more. We are all a piece of god, it is not a separate thing or entity.
Public Service Announcement by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 19 days ago (0 children)
Terrible food there
[–]astronautrob 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 20 days ago (0 children)
To serve who though? That's really the question that needs an answer.
[–]astronautrob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 21 days ago* (0 children)
We are all god in flesh transposed in these meat vehicles on this 3 dimensional world. To do what, for what reason? Think everyone has to figure that out for themselves. I agree 100% though, that can only come from within. Everyone has to find their own path to the orchard. You can't follow a path you must find your own, and you can't do that if you're fed what to think, how to think, etc., On a daily basis. It must come from silent reflection to find your essence, whatever that may be.
A slight digression but this is great content my friend, thank you. It's hard to find this kind of viewpoint or idea on a "social media" site even though this isn't 100% that it is still similar. Most people want to just spout their opinions or ideas, which is usually a parroted narrative from X media outlet or what have you. To really talk about taking a moment reflecting on the silence yourself etc., Is not something that gets talked about a lot on here. Thank you.
Just looking for good content - that's all by benesatto in Introductions
[–]astronautrob 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun - 25 days ago (0 children)
Opinions aren't censored here although many with try to shame you with the "pyramid of debate". Other than that it's pretty chill other than far right/far left rhetoric that gets parroted and circle jerked. Just remember you can mute subs that don't interest you or w.e, makes it a lot better experience.
ALARMING: Black Lives Matter has DECLARED WAR On The Police, Training a SECRET ARMY TO Fight Them by NewsJunkie in news
[–]astronautrob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 25 days ago (0 children)
This is silly
What are your predictions for now until the election? For example: Who will Biden pick for VP? Will Biden drop out and be replaced? Will there be an October surprise? Who will win in November? by Grateful in politics
[–]astronautrob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
Who cares? That's probably the correct question to ask.
Americans think they won the cold war... Nononono HAHAHAHA by BillionDollarEgg3 in 4chan
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Did anyone win the cold war except the MIC?
These United States have been established by the Caucasian race, and in the providence of God this is, and must forever remain, a white man's country. by 789 in quotes
Wasn't it started by anglo-saxons tho?
The CDC Slashed The COVID-19 Fatality Rate To A Fraction Of Earlier Estimate Used To Justify Lockdowns, from 3.4% to 0.26% by magnora7 in Coronavirus
[–]astronautrob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Redditor finds evidence AI commenting might be far more widespread than we think by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit
[–]astronautrob 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Don't you think all major social media platforms employ bots? I'm sorry I just don't find that interesting. You're right though I can and will unsubscribe from this circle jerk. Thank you my friend.
[–]astronautrob 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Agree to disagree. Obvious things are usually not interesting. The fact that any mention of Reddit and it flies to the top of saidit is laughable to me. We can disagree on those points.
In the event that the world gets taken over by an elite society of vampires who control our food, healthcare, media and education, what would you do about it? by oneeyedjakk in AskSaidIt
[–]astronautrob 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Post things to the internet about it to make myself feel better.
I'm confused, stuff like this seems to be a given at this point why is this interesting? Of course Reddit would have bots that comment, probably a ton of them. It doesn't seem to be that surprising. There are probably a bunch on sites that do similar things to try and replicate or manufacture traffic on their sites. Again, wouldn't be surprising in the least bit. These Reddit posts are becoming a bit stale. We know what Reddit is why do we keep talking about it? Oh wait I know, because it's an automatic front page Reddit hate circle jerk. Slow day on saidit? Post something about Reddit! Laughable
Does anyone else feel like something is off? I was talking to some friends and we both have been having a feeling that something is off. Like it doesn’t seem real. Anyone else feel the same about this Virus? Government is playing it off, injecting Drama and PsyOp's within the narrative... by Jesus in conspiracy
Anecdotal evidence much? I'm sorry you got sick but the fact is that story doesn't make the data any more legitimate or illegitimate, its just a story from a random person on the internet. My experience has been much different. I know of a lot more people who have been effected by the lockdown, getting later off, losing business, etc., and on the flip side don't know of one person who got COVID or was effected by it. Both of these things are called anecdotal evidence my friend. It proves nothing. You think Fox news is any different from MSNBC abc etc? If you do you're not very intelligent. I don't watch TV so I don't get my news from mainstream media. Maybe you should turn off the TV in general and stop thinking that anyone who has a different opinion than you watched a different channel on that stupid box. It's not about left or right my friend wake up and see the light. Stop playing their game.
We know the numbers are inflated so check back in when the backpedaling stops and we get real data. Turn off the TV my friend.
New Apple 13.5 iOS update includes contact tracing by magnora7 in technology
[–]astronautrob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
"Usage of the contact tracing API is user-optional. Additionally, exposure reports require the user to, once again, opt in to the notification, and it can only be done after the positive result is confirmed by one of the government agencies."
They always start slowly, with the "option" to opt out or not. Here we go guys.
Hey magnora7 WTF? by jmichaelhudsondotnet in AskSaidIt
There should be no reason that any one can or can not participate in this community. To try and marginalize any one person is not what this site is about.
The lock-downs were counterproductive & now we need an abrupt opening of the economy to build herd immunity. Sweden handled COVID-19 the best. by mr-gem-524 in unpopularopinion
And this is what everyone who was fear mongering a few weeks ago will say now. Thank you for proving my point my friend.
Thank you for the well thought out comment. Most of it I can agree with but the fact is if you look at magnora comments starting from a month ago and going back he was def fear mongering. He was spouting the mass media narrative line for line. How is that not fear mongering? Granted he has now slowly changed his position but that is my point. All the people, including politicians etc, will start doing this now. It was be a slow progression to a new narrative of backpedaling because of X, Y or Z reasons. To say someone was critically looking at the data from the beginning but also spouting mass media narratives doesn't make sense.
[–]astronautrob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago* (0 children)
"not the black death like we thought in the beginning...". Who exactly is the "we" here? You and the rest of the mainstream media? Who thought this was the black death? You and the other fear mongering people? See this is the narrative we're going to get from the people who have been fear mongers from the beginning. A backpedaling to justify why they believed what they believed. These are the same people who just weeks ago where shouting from the rooftops that everyone was going to die if we didn't shut down immediately. Totally laughable. Fear is a power emotion and they played off it perfectly this time. No one who was critically looking at the data from the start had thoughts about this being the black death or anything of the sort. It seems like those kinds of fear mongering ideas only came from people being fed a narrative. And now you're being spoon fed a narrative of backpedaling because of X, y, or z. W.e the reason you and many other people were part of the fear mongering. That needs to recognized so in the future it doesn't happen again.
Don't know if this would be an unpopular opinion on this site. Most people would agree with this statement. There have been some fear mongering folks on this site, with some top influencers being the main perpetrators, but overall think most people here would agree with this sentiment. This whole pandemic has been manufactured. We've been tricked and now some people are trying to backpedal to save their egos or w.e. It's sad and laughable all at the same time.
You are one strange cat my friend. Hope you find some love in your life.
[–]astronautrob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago* (0 children)
Still don't think anyone is paying attention my friend. Just get in with your life, it will be ok. Find other purpose, saidit will be ok. It was a good site before you got here and it will be a good site once you leave. Whether or not it has any resemblance to Reddit is irrelevant. Also what exactly are you good at? Your comments are not intelligent or anything of the sort, you just try to point out things and try to "win" debates. Thats not how conversation works in real life my friend. And if saidit has so much awfulness don't just go around pointing it out, that isn't constructive. Try posting quality content and building a decent community here. If we can build a good community people like mrobvious will be naturally shunned. You don't need to tell Mommy or daddy that he is being bad the community will naturally filter out retards. To be frank dude you just seem like a tattletale who wants daddy to fix stuff for you. Take some self responsibility my friend. Learn how to be the bigger person.
Mike Flynn ran interference for Israel– but that angle goes unmentioned by press(and by his rightwing "alt" media supporters) by Jesus in WorldNews
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Is that dude Paul neocon trying to make fun of someone in his twit pic? If so ok but if not he is a very weird looking individual
Don’t ever reveal your wealth to women by Lowkey2017 in CringeAnarchy
[–]astronautrob 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
That dude could probably do better
Really have no idea what you're talking about the. Idk how stuff like this makes it to front page.
[–]astronautrob 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Idt anyone cares about your personal vendetta. Just hide dudes comments, get on with your life.
I hate what Reddit has become and I wish for Saidit to be a platform where people can discuss interests, hobbies, and things without politics or agendas. by Grateful in Introductions
This is being shared around social media. by logicalfallacy in news
Maybe so but it won't matter if all the information is coming from the same place. What to pay attention to is still controlled it doesn't matter what platform you're on. That's evident on saidit and many other "alternative" sites.
Yes in theory that could be a good thing but we live in reality.
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
So switching one social media for another? Sounds inconsequential.
Nice by GreenCappy in dankmemes
[–]astronautrob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Is one better than the other?
Sometimes I wish this site had a down vote button...
Pyramid of debate is ridiculous by Alpine in AskSaidIt
[–]astronautrob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago* (0 children)
100%agree with you on this point.
[–]astronautrob 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
How does it make it a Reddit clone?
[–]astronautrob 7 insightful - 4 fun7 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 4 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Yea def posted to wrong sub but agree with the sentiment nonetheless. It just another way to exert control on another person. Some of the biggest contributors on this site, including the dude who created it, don't follow their own stupid pyramid. They follow it when it suites them and when they can throw it in someone else's face as a debate tactic, but overall it's a dumb idea. If someone is being unconstructive in a debate or just being rude, ignorant, etc., Then just stop debating with that person. Why do we need the pyramid Gestapo to come in a be daddy and mommy for us. Just stop debating. Block the person or w.e. Its super simple and puts the responsibility on the individual instead of a bug brother type authority.
Security guard, father of 9, shot and killed in Michigan after telling customer to put on face mask by Nemacolin in news
Guess he should of maybe asked instead.
Easiest way to get votes... by JasonCarswell in memes
Spot on. Been wanting to make a meme about this for awhile. Great content Jason. If you want to get to the front page of saidit post something about Reddit. If you want to get to the top post of saidit post something about you being banned from Reddit. People seem to love that here.
The COVID-19 mortality rate is turning out to be around 0.3% instead of 3-4% by magnora7 in WorldNews
And this will be the same thing we hear from all the politicians, power players, etc. Who have been pushing this fear mongering for the last 5 weeks. "I vehemently disagreed with the good science 5 weeks ago and instead of taking a wait a see approach we decided to use fear mongering and break the world economy. BUT NOW it's become clear that because of X and Y and Z, I have now seen the light!" No one can just admit they were wrong, it always has to be that I was wrong BECAUSE of SOMETHING. Dude you got tricked by the media and you were wrong, don't try and back peddle now. You sound like a politician. The government lied to us again, what's new? What's new is some people got tricked by the public health side of things. It was just a new tactic by the government to gain more control. You have to know this by now my friend.
Idt the number you're using are correct. Here is the provisional death data https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm. Looks like from this site the number is at roughly 39000. We also know that this number is dramatic and that not all these deaths are for sure from COVID. We know reporting of COVID deaths are under suspicion. Not to mention that deaths from flu, pneumonia, hearth failure, etc., Etc. Are all down also meaning that a lot of these deaths are being attributed to covid when they shouldn't be. We know these things so to keep using these dramatic numbers to fit your narrative and fear mongering is disingenuous at best. In addition, a lot of your statements are general and not well thought out. To say that a large percentage of the population has immunity to the flu because of a flu vaccine is just plain wrong. What strain of flu are we talking about? You know every year they pick the strain of flu that they think are going to be the worst and thats what more or less goes in this vaccine they give you. You know that right? Sometimes they guess wrong and the flu shot does nothing. That's because there are different strains of the flu, it's not some monolithic thing that they give the same vaccine for every year. You following me here? So to say that the vaccine makes a large percentage of the population immune to the flu is incorrect. Sometimes the flu shot does absolutely nothing at all. I would even upgrade that statement to most of the time it doesn't do anything but that can be debated. So your general statements when taken at face value do support your narrative, as they were obviously intended to do, but the devil is in the details my friend. I know it's hard to get in those details when they don't support your narrative but they are there. Turn off the TV do some research you'll see we've been tricked. Get over your pride of being wrong and start having a honest conversation about this situation with people. Stop virtue signalling and let's have a genuine conversation about what's going on.
Stop the virtue signalling my friend. We all care but it's not mutually exclusive to also caring about other things like the economy crashing or people losing their jobs, uptick in domestic violence and child abuse, suicides, depression, or any number of the other preventable causes of death that the news hasn't brainwashed you into caring about, etc. Get off the virtue signalling train and start having an honest conversation about this pandemic. We expect better of you magnora. When I look at your touted pyramid of debate I don't see virtue signalling as one of the options for a acceptable debate avenue. We got tricked and we need to start speaking honestly about instead of playing their games. We all have grandmother's mother's father's who are older and we all care about those individuals but again not exclusive to caring about what else has gone on. Idk what you mean by "we're ahead of the curve" either. From the post I've seen from you and some others, youve been pushing the fear mongering like everyone else. Now we just switch the narrative and say it's "turning out to be" much lower? Lollollol that's what most of us have been saying from the beginning. So again stop the virtue signalling, we all care it's just that some of us have already realized we've been tricked and have been trying to tell the rest of you for weeks now. All we've heard is "OH MY GOD WE just don't know how bad this could be!!!" And "wait and see!!" And more fear mongering type statements. So idk what you mean by people are starting to see what you're posting, you've been pushing the fear mongering from the start. Sorry just calling it like I see it.
[–]astronautrob 14 insightful - 3 fun14 insightful - 2 fun15 insightful - 2 fun15 insightful - 3 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Man all that for a bad flu, terrible. Really just laughable at this point. We've gone from end of the world to bad flu season in a couple weeks and no one bats an eye. Funny how quickly the sheep can be redirected these days.
Zero fucks... by JasonCarswell in memes
I'm glad it came off as love cause that's how it was intended. Also, memes can be w.e they want a suppose so what I'm about to say probably isn't even right. But when I see memes they usually are with a certain cadence or set up line, if you will. For instance take the LOTR meme you posted here with Boromir. So in the movie Boromir's line is "One does not simply walk in to Mordor", something to that effect. So the cadence for the set up line for this meme is usually "one does not simply...." Then the punch line.
So something like "one does not simply...eat only one lays chip", terrible and not funny but you get the idea. Most memes have this same type of construction. Picture that is associated to some line/saying, usually the set up line or w.e, then you add your joke. Not all memes have the exact same structure or even have a "set up line" but they do generally follow some sort of similar way of being presented.
Another example would be the most interesting man meme I saw you post the other day. Usually with that meme it follows the commercial that it comes from. So commercial goes, "I don't always drink beer but when I do it's dosexecies" or however it's spelled. So set up line is "I don't always do X but when I do it's Y". So again something like "I don't always debate progressives but when I do I always throw up a little in my mouth", again terrible but hope you get the idea.
Just my strategy when it comes to memes is I'll try to Google image search the meme first. Usually it will come up with pics of the meme obviously but they will also be all similar and from that I can figure out the set up line or how the meme is "supposed" to go. I hate saying supposed to do anything so again these can be w.e. In fact don't even listen to me keep doing what you do I'm enjoying the originality.
Usually love your stuff Jason but lately have not been using these memes right my friend.
Elon Musk launches into expletive-laden rant, calling quarantine measures 'fascist' by pmc in news
He's just playing his part like everyone else in this narrative.
Common core math by useless_aether in Education
I'm confused how this benefits anyone, whether that be the elite or anyone else. Is it to try and make math harder?
What if the lockdown was a big mistake? by Unicorn in news
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago* (0 children)
But what you're having people click just returns them to your jibberish. Why would we want to read the same thing twice? Especially something so poorly researched and sourced. It prob makes your job easier I understand. Do they pay you by the hour, word, post? Prob by the hour so I understand why you'd be wasting people time linking back to a comment that's in the same thread. You gotta make it look like you're doing something or the boss gets on ya huh? Again, let him know they shouldn't be wasting their money on said it, no one's buying it my friend. Also everything you say is already refuted by my earlier post.
This has been refuted already. See above post.
What are some things the average person can do to improve the world? by Aureus in AskSaidIt
This dudes just going to keep saying your refuted and citing his own posts. Hilarious. Also probably just getting paid to shill it up. Idk why they waste their money on saidit, no one here is buying this nonsense. You'd think they'd find better ways to spend their money.
[–]astronautrob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
You repeat the same garbage in all your comments. No one is buying your mainstream fear mongering here my friend. You literally sound like an ABC 6oclock world news update. Save your breath no one's buying that here.
The point remains that to compare it to the Spanish flu is disingenuous. We know Coronavirus deaths are not being reported accurately. We also know that the mortality Tate will definitely come down as more people get the virus and recover. These numbers are dramatic. If you take out people over 60 the mortality rate in all these countries are far below 5%. You're saying this is every thread because youre making the numbers fit your narrative. You used the mortality rate to justify comparing this to Spanish flu, that is disingenuous. The age discrepancy matters, you can't just discount that fact to make it seem like this is a more deadly virus than it really is. Again turn off the TV and my friend.
Also loved how you cherry picked countries to fit your narrative. What about Russia, turkey, Germany, etc., Mortality rate. Not anywhere near these numbers.
Love these numbers people throw out. 5-14% mortality rate? Where are you getting these numbers? https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/
Are we just making up mortality rates to fit the narrative at this point? Even the worst hit countries, like Italy, don't have a mortality rate at 14%. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1106372/coronavirus-death-rate-by-age-group-italy/
And again look at the age break down. Yes the mortality rate is high but not till you get to a specific age group. Have you been reading the most recent data coming from Italy. 99%, I repeat, 99% of people who have died in Italy due to Coronas had prior medical conditions. I think something like 50% had three or more conditions.
People who compare this to the Spanish flu are being disingenuous. It's not the same. The Spanish flu was killing mostly people between ages of 20-40. Healthy young adults would get sick and die within 24-48 hours. This is not the same as what we are seeing right? At least you can agree with that fact. Your whole comment is laced with inflammatory and disingenuous statements that you back up with no sources. It was just a waste of your time to write all that jibberish. Turn off the TV my friend.
Nuclear is one of the safest energy sources, contrary to public belief. by useless_aether in ClimateSkeptics
[–]astronautrob 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Look here's a great thought experiment/example. Think of a graph with certain weapons on it. Bullets, rockets, bayonets, mines, swords, pikes, w.e, etc., Etc. This list would also include nuclear bombs right? That graph would probably look a lot similar. Maybe swords, pikes etc. on top. Maybe bullets and rockets outpace those things. But my point is nuclear bombs would probably be waaaaay at the bottom right? Are they safer than other weapons? Idt anyone would say they were. I think that's a good analogy to this graph. Yes nuclear power has been safer over time, which is one way to measure "safety", but the amount of damage it can do has to be taken in to account.
No thank you. Do you have any sourced articles? I don't know how anyone could refute the things that have happened and are continuing to happen in Japan. That was one nuclear plant, just one. It crazy to think if something like that happened to say 5 plants across the globe. Again I think it's about degrees of danger or destruction, not just historical total deaths.
Tyson Foods Warns "Food Supply Chain Is Breaking" by fred_red_beans in news
Yes this is definitely true, the whole food supply chain is under stress. My comment was more of an attempt to point out the inflammatory titles of articles. The title of this article was "Food supply chain is breaking" but the article only goes in to meat productive, specifically pork. The two articles you posted are great info and the titles are much less inflammatory which I appreciate. But saying the FOOD supply chain is breaking is dramatic. Meat supply may be breaking but grain, and other Staples, etc., are under stress like the rest of the country but aren't "breaking". The inflammatory titles of these articles are what gets me. Most people these days only read titles, let's be real. But when you read in to these articles you see it usually isn't as frightening as the titles suggest.
Another side of this I think is this fake pandemic is making people become conscious of things that have been going on for years. Look at this article,
This kind of stuff happens every year, this is not new at least concerning fruits and veggies. So again to my original point, the food supply chain is not breaking the meat supply chain is breaking.
[–]astronautrob 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago* (0 children)
Nuclear energy is of course very safe till it's not. Look at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. They still are dumping radioactive waste in the Pacific. They still don't have it under control. So yes nuclear energy is safe but when something goes wrong it goes really wrong. That's not the case so much with other forms of energy. A coal plant blowing up is not going to possibly wipe out the entire population, etc. The consequences of a nuclear accident are much greater than any of the other forms of energy listed on this chart. So maybe a better way to look at it would be possible deaths or degrees of destruction if something were to happen. On top of that most of these other forms of energy have been around a lot longer so it would make sense they would have higher deaths just because.
It's funny how articles will describe "The food chain as breaking", but when you read it's usually only about the meat industry having issues. This article is almost exclusively about pork. Not to say meat, including pork, is not a big part of or diet and supply chain. But let's be real, meat does not make up our whole supply chain by a long shot. People can go without eating meat for awhile but to say the whole chain is breaking down because meat processing plants are closing is dramatic.
Sweden Resisted Suicidal Economic Lockdown – Now Stockholm Expected to Reach “Herd Immunity” in Weeks by RickC-137 in news
Sweet dreams my friend.
Love this virtue signalling canned response once the numbers get brought up. The pro Coronavirus argument always degrades in to something resembling this canned response. How many Americans are you going to let die from smoking, drinking, obesity, poverty, hunger, car crashes, etc., etc. See that argument breaks down when you start looking at other preventable causes of death. Are we going to shut the country down because of suicides? No we aren't. Why? Because that won't frighten a whole population in to self confinement. It doesn't benefit the establishment. Did you know the richest 500 people have seen their wealth increase over 20% since this has started? Rich are getting richer and the corporations got a bigger bail out than it 2009 under Obama. Its sick and sad all at the same time. Lambs leading themselves to the slaughter.
More Evidence that the China Coronavirus Reacts Significantly to Sun and Heat – Like the Flu It Dissipates in Hot Summer Months by RickC-137 in news
How'd it destroy your life? Details man
The "models" said if Sweden didn't close all non-essential businesses and schools 96,000 would die of Covid-19. They didn't. As of yesterday it was 1,300. by Orangutan in politics
[–]astronautrob 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
This is great data. We've been with this virus for what, 2 months maybe but at least a whole month, and we see many countries where draconian measures weren't taken and things are turning out the same if not better. All these doomsdayers who are still shouting "wait and see, wait and see!", Are so funny to me. How much longer are we supposed to wait and see? This virus is not killing healthy adults, and it's not going to change this week or next. You've been tricked. Turn off the TV.
IT’S HAPPENING: At Long Last John Solomon Says Indictments May Be Coming This Week in Obama’s Spygate Scandal (VIDEO) by RickC-137 in news
Wait till next week they'll have a new story for you to froth over and all this will be forgotten. Distraction, distraction, distraction. Wake up
'Our supply line is brittle': Thomas Massie warns US could be weeks away from food shortages by Drewski in economy
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Seems like this is effecting mostly meat,etc., not the whole food supply chain
John F Kennedy Jr & Ron Paul Come Out Against Fauci & Gates by salvia_d in conspiracy
Robert Kennedy Jr not John F Kennedy Jr. Like damn did dude come back from the dead?
Some Perspective: More than 22,600 people died of hunger TODAY by FormosaOolong in WorldNews
[–]astronautrob 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Great point. Completely preventable and nobody gives two fucks because it's not on "the news".
Covid only kills 2% of those who are able to catch it. What a slacker of a plague. by 789 in bitcoin
Lololo "slacker of a plague", classic.
[–]astronautrob 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun - 3 months ago* (0 children)
That's a scary thought when you put it like that but we all know that all 8 billion people won't contract it so those numbers are a bit dramatic. We also know that that 2% rate is going to come down as more people contract COVID and recover from it, which most people are. The deaths are in a very select group of people, older people or people with underlying health conditions. The Spanish flu killed a much bigger segment of the population, and strangely enough killed a lot of people between the ages of 20-40. Perfectly healthy people would contract the Spanish for and could die within 24-48hrs. Again, this is not happening with this novel COVID. It's a big difference. We also know COVID has been the most tracked virus in history. We know the reporting of deaths from COVID is extensive and has been under some scrutiny. Those factors would also effect the mortality rate. If we had the kind of reporting and technology that we have now during the Spanish flu who knows what the mortality rate would have been. Definitely much higher though we can say that for certain. Look I'm not trying to be crass, in the grand scheme of things everyone matters of course but to throw numbers out like 160mil is disingenuous. It won't kill that many, it won't even get close. When looking at countries other than the US or Italy, which has been plastered all over the mainstream media, we can see that the mortality rate isn't even close to that number. It's funny what the masses get scared about, and it's funny how the government knows which buttons to push. This contagion button pushing has been very interesting to watch.
Nine States Refuse to Issue Stay-At-Home Orders, South Dakota's Governor Says They're 'Draconian Measures' Like the 'Chinese Government Has Done' by RickC-137 in politics
[–]astronautrob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
No that isn't what I wanted to know, I know mortality rate we've now calculated it twice in addition to me knowing the information beforehand. Talk about going in circles. What I was asking if for your "risk of death" percentage for the whole world in say the last 24hrs, right? It seems like your risk of death percentage factors in time, so wouldn't mortality rate have the same limits imposed? Now, are you trying to say that the mortality rate and this "risk of death" are interchangeable? Idt that's true from what I meantime do above, mortality rate is deaths over cases by 100, no time factor involved here, and your "risk of death" rate is the same but over a 24hr period am I right? So those wouldn't be the same, right? This seems so elementary but please if you can explain to me how I am getting this wrong...?
it's definitely not true the way you portrayed it in your first post. So while the computation may be the same it'd the flawed way you are using or looking at the data. Taking a 24hr period, the worst 24hr period in the country hit the hardest, does not give an accurate picture of a mortality rate. What does give you a more accurate picture is the second computation you did, using worldwide data over the course of the whole pandemic. You wrote in your first comment that the flu doesn't increase your risk of death 54%. That's it. You didn't say this was in a 24hr period using just Italys numbers and that it probably doesn't apply to most places or cases. See what I'm getting at here? If you are saying the two computations are the same then you should of original posted that COVID would raise you "risk of death" or tf you want to call it, 3.5% right? But then aren't we also talk about mortality rate? So isn't your risk of death computation just mortality rate for a given time period in a given area? and then you try to apply that to everyone, because in your opinion Italy is not an isolated situation and this situation will happen other places, right? All that is conjecture. I hope you're still following along. This calculation you are doing is flawed. For instance, say we took the worst 24hr period of idk something like mers or sars. Think mers had a 30% mortality rate or something. Idk for fact don't quote me, but my point is you could take pandemics, truncate the data set to worst case senior, and probably come up with all crazy numbers. Again, see what I'm getting at?
It seems your reading comprehension skills are below normal levels. Be that as it may, I'll try to work with you a bit longer but I can't spend my free time and energy trying to educate someone who doesn't seem to have the intelligence to comprehend what he is reading. There are tons of sources that you can look at yourself.
Now with that being said, what numbers would you like me to put up my friend? You keep asking me to "put my data up", what data are you specifically looking for? You want data to show the mortality rate of COVID? You've already got that my friend. That's the only data I've spoke about throughout this whole conversation. Mortality rate, mortality rate, mortality rate. What other data would you like me to provide you? I'm asking you to validate the claim that "getting COVID makes you 54% more likely to die", which you have yet to do. All you keep asking for is data from me, why? You put up the arbitrary number, that means you have to come up with with data that isn't arbitrary to back it up. Which you haven't. The only thing I want from you is for you to tell me the "rate of dying" or w.e that is BASED ON WORLDWIDE DATA, not data just from Italy. Can you give me that? If not then we have no further discussion as your debate style is to deflect and then reposition your argument. Not a very good conversation style to have my friend. It's like talking to my wife....
You're giving mortality rate for worldwide data, I'm asking for your "rate of death" for the world. Those two numbers are not the same my friend. Your "rate of death" stat is arbitrary, idk why you're still trying to argue the point. Anything else pertaining to this debate is irrelevant other than the fact that your " rate of death" number you out forth is not factual. we are beating a dead horse st this point. Thank you for a good debate though my friend, hope you get some tougher skin in the future.
[–]astronautrob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago* (0 children)
Idk if the internet is the right place for you my friend. Calling something silly is by no means an insult, I'm sorry if you feel somehow personally connected to this idea but it does not change the fact that it is silly. I haven't been going around in circles at all. My point was the number you put up, this "risk of dying" as you or whoever calls it, is based off of one country. It is a number based on an arbitrary choice of one data set over another, or the arbitrary choice of not including worldwide data. That makes it arbitrary, does it not? If you picked data from say Germany, the "risk of dying" would be a much lower percentage. So that makes the "risk of dying" number you put forth, 54%, arbitrary. You keep saying "my estimate" or "I assume". Why are you assuming? The numbers are clear if you just look at mortality rate. You want me to explain how mortality rate is different from the arbitrary percentage you threw out? Idk you tell me. Everyone knows how mortality rate is figured, you just did it in a previous post. It's a worldwide mortality rate, right? How is that different from a percentage that's based on data from one country...? Is that really a hard question to answer? It's worldwide data vrs data from one country. It's an equation, cases over deaths *100 or w.e that is. This "risk of dying" is just an arbitrary number based on one countries set of data. What is the "risk of dying" percentage when taking in to account other countries, not just italy?
Also I don't agree with the statement government has to consider all people. In reality they don't have to consider all people, and in most cases usually don't. Again, turn off the TV this holy than thou narrative is gross. The sheep are literally herding themselves.
But it won't keep going up because everyone is not like Italy. The mortality rate will go down as more people recover, that's a fact. It is not a fact to saying getting COVID raises your chances of death by 54%, that's silly. Again, it doesn't take in to account things like age, which is a huge factor. Are you saying a 20 who gets COVID and a 80 year old both raise their chances of death by 54%? Again silly math. I won't dispute the fact people are dieing of COVID but age is a huge factor. For the most part it's not killing younger/middle aged healthy people. The people who are dieing from COVID are moslty older people and people with underlying health conditions. COVID has been one of the most "tracked" viruses in history, if not the most. The reporting of COVID deaths has been had some questions marks, doctors bring told to report cod as COVID even if there was no test done, etc. Those are both facts. But even putting those aside common sense would tell you that if any of the previous "pandemics" we're tracked as closely as this one has been the mortality probably would have looked a lot worse than it did. 3.5% mortality rate is not outrageous, especially when it's so segregated to one part of the population. But all that is a digression from my original point. Our original debate was about the 54% being arbitrary, which in using only a select data set makes it so. Trying to change the window to be about mortality rate doesn't make that fact any less true.
[–]astronautrob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Using statistics only from Italy is arbitrary. You're picking which data set to use. You, or whoever did the "calculations" are arbitrarily picking what numbers to use. Even if that percentage is correct Italys numbers are high for a couple different reasons, we already know that. Try looking at something like the world mortality rate so far with novel COVID and compare that to past flu pandemics. That would be a better data set to look at. You probably saw that stat somewhere on TV or mainstream media. Again, turn off the TV. Italy has been posted on every media outlet because it has the most frightening numbers. The mortality rate for COVID is relatively low and most likely will even go lower once more people get it, are tested, and recover (which most people are). Even mortality rate is a little too narrow of a perspective if we're being honest. It doesn't take in to account age (which seems to be the biggest factor in whether COVID will kill you or not, just like almost every other disease). Either way to say getting COVID makes you 54% more likely to die is silly. To use numbers from only one country makes it even more silly. Saying getting COVID makes you 54% more likely to die is like saying getting in a car makes you XX% more likely to die on a given day. Is that a base percentage? Like does getting in a car make you 50% more likely to die and then say for instance it's raining that adds 15% and if you're drunk that adds 20%, etc.? That is just silly, it doesn't take in to account so many factors. Also again to use the numbers from one country makes the argument invalid.
4th generation warfare is what we're experiencing right now. In other words, warfare without actually using weapons of war, only psychological warfare thru exactly what we're seeing, msm, gov't false reports etc. Our own gov't has declared war on us as we sit at home. by Jesus in conspiracy
Thank you Jesus for the great suggestion. This is what I've been trying to do but have felt helpless with just trying to make people aware. I guess it's all we can do atm. I just see all these people with an issue about what is being done in this country and I think, are these people being organized, can they be organized, etc.?
Although I agree with what you say, relying less on the gov and being more self sufficient is a great thing, it doesn't really ring true with a typical "call to action". If more people relied less on the gov that would be a great thing no doubt but I don't see her that can effect change on a large scale. Granted if everyone did this it would, but that isn't likely to happen.
That's a very arbitrary number. It also doesn't address the many other preventative causes of deaths that kill many more people even if you're going to believe the inflated mortality rate currently being circulated. Turn off the TV my friend.
Why Bother Even Having Elections, It's Just Keeping Up Appearances At This Point. "Joe Biden won in every precinct that didn't have a paper trail in Texas. Including machines made by a company that used to be called Diebold who changed their name because they were caught up in voter fraud in 2004." by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy
Everyone thinks the world is ending anyway though....
[–]astronautrob 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago* (0 children)
The problem comes in when the "disease" is in fact not a public health concern, anymore than the reg flu, any other novel strain of flue, hunger, suicide, etc., Etc., Is and the government is using the crisis to take away freedoms. That can be veiled in the cloak of "public health" but it doesn't negate the fact that constitutional rights are basically being taken away for a boogie man. Similar to the cold war scare, 9/11, etc., These are moments that the gov deemed necessary to take away rights, enact "temporary" powers never are given back. The "reason" they deem necessary for taking these rights away is irrelevant. It doesn't matter. It will always change from one boogie man to the next. Right now it Corona, tomorrow it will be something else the 24 hour news cycle will tell you is important to pay attention to.
What are we supposed to do? I see many post on here, including myself, about what is going on and how evil etc it is, but I never see any call to action or ways we can do something about it. Feel like all we can do it talk about it, feel like we're powerless
"It's not Democrats or Republicans. It's not "Jews" nor "Russia". It's money. It's power. It's always been money and power and it always will be. Trying to ferret out a subgroup to blame is scapegoating 101... They're making you do it." by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy
Dude's name should be extremely correct guy, right on the point. Would only caveat by saying that when certain individuals attain a certain level of money it becomes more about power and control than anything else.
Why did you put read & history in capital letters...
It's all going to shit. by kokolokoNightcrawler in Coronavirus
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Not how this meme works but good try
"This is the Beginning of the End of the Pandemic" - Dr. Stephen Smith Announces Hydroxy-Choloroquine Study that is "Game Changer" in Battle Against Coronavirus (VIDEO) by RickC-137 in news
#FilmYourHospital by useless_aether in Coronavirus
My question is why would YouTube or Twitter allow this kind of stuff to get out?
Coronavirus: Trump-Led US Doing Much Better Than Western Europe by RickC-137 in politics
Such small things that bring people pride in this life. Get out of the house my friend, see the world.