If the Eyes are the Window to the Soul... by christnmusicreleases in funny
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 7 days ago (0 children)
Now do the one with all the black eyes.
I'm sick and tired of this by jykylsin2034 in Fascism
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun - 17 days ago (0 children)
Hear, hear! Localism and barter will help. Starve the beast of globalism.
Vox.com: "Oh, and face masks? You can pass on them. Masks are only useful if you have a respiratory infection already and want to limit the risk of spreading, or if you're working in a hospital in direct contact with people who have respiratory illnesses." Deleted and sent down the memory hole today by Chipit in censorship
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 17 days ago (0 children)
So just think about it for a minute. We had a couple of medium-small pandemics during the Obama years. FEMA stockpiles were depleted. As always, that was at the bottom of the list and they have been shortchanged in the budget department over and over. (Blame on Obama, Congress, Trump, whatever.) Trump takes office and continues the same path, along with dismantling the Pandemic Response Team and throwing out the pandemic plan that was started by W and revised by Obama. In the meantime, we're still low on supplies. Then we got hit with a real bad one, low on supplies and no plan. So they downplayed it until it got so bad no one could ignore it. Fin.
This really happened. Facts are facts. Those aren't my opinions. Look it up - this is verifiable.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 18 days ago (0 children)
Imagine that he was told to do so by the Trump administration officials who were caught with their pants down.
Acting Sec Def admits he did NOT discuss deploying National Guard with Trump, but rather Mike Pence! by MarcoPolo in politics
Trump may very well have been hiding in his bunker again. He was incommunicado after his 11:00 AM speech for quite a few hours.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 19 days ago (0 children)
Sure, you are talking about the same stockpiles I am. Emergency supplies for FEMA. They call it the Strategic National Stockpile. They have warehouses full of everything from sleeping bags to penicillin. It is well documented that they ran low on a bunch of stuff and they didn't resupply it due to Congress not authorizing the budget request... for years. This is on Congress and the POTUS.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 19 days ago* (0 children)
I understand that FEMA's stockpile of masks and gloves were depleted by the SARS and Swine Flu pandemics and were not properly restocked. Also for some reason the N95 masks they chose had elastic latex rubber bands, which have an expiration date, because they lose their plasticizer and then they break. (I had some of those myself in my basement from an old remodeling project... every single one of them in a box of 20 broke the bands when I tried to use them.)
There were a couple of problems with the stockpile. (1) They were not properly funded to restock to their previous levels and (2) They were actually selling masks and other equipment at government auctions right up until the end of February! I saw pallets and pallets of 3M N95 masks being sold on GSA myself. If I had had a way to transport them, I would have bought a pallet and resold them on the private market. This was a HUGE blunder.
I totally agree! I have had enough of people who refuse to wear masks because of a so-called medical exemption. Citing things like COPD and other lung issues. All of those people should definitely stay home. They are not well enough to be in public during the pandemic.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 20 days ago* (0 children)
Did you happen to see the leaked report from the White House about Covid? I'm trying to remember but I think it may have leaked out around April or so. This was the Administration's own analysis. If they didn't do lockdowns, they expected 2.2 million deaths in a year. They kept that information secret, but the NYT got ahold of a copy and published it in its entirety. I read it. It's 400 pages long.
Not to denigrate what you and your family went though... I'm more worried about the long term health complications. It is looking like somewhere around 1/3 of all people who get this will have all kinds of things go wrong, from blot clots and strokes, to heart and lung and kidney damage, even innocuous things like never being able to smell or taste again. Imagine 100 million Americans with those complications when everyone has had a chance to be infected. It would collapse the healthcare system in the US just by itself. Not to mention the path getting there during the pandemic, just trying to keep people alive. People don't seem to realize that this kind of thing can collapse civilizations. It has happened a bunch of times in the past. It will certainly end in an economic collapse in the US, no matter if we lock down or not. The US is done. Likely, our healthcare system will collapse no matter what. That's my take.
Dozens of Videos Popping Up on Social Media Showing People Dropping Dead in the Streets from the CoronaVirus. Here are Some of those Videos. [More in Comments] by yetanotherone_sigh in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 20 days ago (0 children)
Just checking in.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 20 days ago (0 children)
Regarding my joke: I have a bunch of family that works in EMS. All my family were firefighters, paramedics, ambulance drivers, nurses, and search and rescue crew. I grew up around "graveyard humor". All people in EMS use it to get by, otherwise all the death and suffering gets overwhelming. It doesn't excuse it, and if I offended you, I apologize. I'm not above making a tasteless comment. Other people would tell you to "Suck it up, Buttercup", because you are on an uncensored and anonymous board. I would like to think that I'm trying to be better than the average Poalock or Voatard. I fail sometimes.
Just so that we're all on the same page: I did not vote for Biden. I will never vote for Biden. I hate Biden and I think he has a really serious boundary problem with underage kids, and maybe worse than that. I hate neoliberals. I think they are dangerous authoritarians.
I've had people here and on Poal and Voat call me a libtard. I usually write in candidates or vote for third parties. I am NOT a democrat. But I am also NOT a republican or a Trump supporter in any way. I call it out where I see it, republican or democrat. He dropped the ball 100% on the pandemic and there is a reason it is worse here than anywhere else on earth.
I do totally agree with you about the untrained masses not following protocol. There should have been way better training on that. The way I teach other people is to put glitter somewhere innocuous, like on their steering wheel or a doorknob. Then at the end of the day, examine closely where all the glitter went. It gets everywhere.
Just so that you know where I'm coming from, I caught Covid-19 back in the early days in March and April. I am otherwise healthy and under 50. I was sick for months, I have permanent lung damage, and it gave me a stroke due to a blood clot in my right lung. I still have not fully gotten back to normal. So that's why I really, really want for this to be over. I don't want to be right. I don't want to see unnecessary death and suffering. I just want to bite the bullet, get through the hard part, and get done with it all. I hope that someday soon we can all go to Disneyland again and there will be puppy dogs and ice cream. When Trump and company dropped the ball (or worse, deliberately underplayed this) I got up in arms. When people say it's no worse than the common flu, it makes me angry. When people refuse to wear masks or even try anything, I get pissed. So that's where I'm coming from, just so that you know. This is a dangerous and terrible disease and I don't want anyone else to get it.
Thank you. That sounds like a reasonable response.
Okay, let's go over that.
Gloves are used to protect the patient with sterile technique. Before gloves, Semmelweiss and Pasteur taught to wash hands in freshly boiled water for similar reasons. As long as your skin isn't broken, it's a very effective barrier against bacteria and viruses. So we are trying (a) not to get infected ourselves, and (b) not to spread the virus to others if we are infected.
As Semmelweiss and Pasteur taught (and this was VERY controversial at the time), there are bacteria and viruses smaller than you can see that can infect you and kill you. Handwashing was found to be extremely effective at getting rid of them. That is why it is taught today as part of the pandemic response.
(a) Wash your hands frequently
(b) Don't touch your face
Have you seen any of these instructions posted anywhere lately, say in the last year? I have, probably thousands of times. It works.
The reason they don't push the use of gloves is that most people don't know sterile technique to put them on and take them off. They'd screw it up and break sterility, rendering their efforts useless and wasting more gloves which were already in short supply. And for the general public, gloves (probably) are not any better of a barrier than their skin is. It's easier to sterilize skin with 30 seconds and hand sanitizer for an untrained person. Having 300 million people change their gloves 5 times a day is definitely going to run us out of gloves in like 10 seconds. (Unprepared FEMA all over again.) So they are shooting for risk reduction, not 100% perfection.
Like I said several times, no methods are going to be 100% effective for disease prevention, especially methods you give to untrained masses of people. This is just intended to be "good enough". Epidemiology just says that, in general, you have to get R0<1.0. If one single person doesn't wash their hands, then they touch their face and get sick, that doesn't take out an entire continent worth of people. But if 10,000,000 people refuse to wear masks or do any kind of social distancing or anything at all, it does.
Medicine and epidemiology are kinda messy, like chemistry. You never get all your reactants to react in an experiment. You never get 100%. But with this type of pandemic, you try for "as good as we can get it" in order to mitigate total disaster. And they have completely failed at most of that.
Edit: My own take is that we should have had a very brief shutdown in heavily infected areas of the country, and taught everyone the basics while we were at it. Been honest about the shortfall of emergency supplies. Geared up and had grandmas all over the country make masks while we were in lockdown. Then put up those plastic barriers and everything and practiced social distancing and worn masks. Contact tracing for infected persons. Encouraging people to quarantine if they felt sick. Those are reasonable responses. You don't have to shut down the country forever. BUT Trump weaponized anti-science deniers and refused to endorse masks early on. That was the exact wrong thing to do and it got out of control, fast. All he had to do was say "Here are some experts, listen to them. And buy my MAGA masks on my website for $20." He could have turned into a wartime president by saying "It is your patriotic duty to protect your fellow Americans by wearing a mask and social distancing." He would have easily won the election and he would have saved sooooo many lives.
Okay, then, debunk my science. You have to use real, repeatable science to do it. I have over 100 years of empirical evidence on my side. The burden of proof is on you, or GTFO.
I ain't clicking on that hot mess of a hyperlink. What does it say?
The burden of proof is on you. I have a century worth of empirical, repeatable evidence on my side of the argument. If you think otherwise, you have to prove that you are right. That's the way that science works. So it is not my job to do your homework. I will expend 8 hours of research post a clearly worded statement, and you will respond with "Fake news!".
Also, to counter your narrative: No mask is 100% effective. See my statement above yours and read it twice. All we have to do is knock the R0 spread rate to <1.0. We don't have to be perfect. That's how epedemiology works.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 20 days ago* (0 children)
He was directed to do that by the Trump administration. So you can blame them if that is convenient. The reality is, they were unprepared and they downplayed the emergency so that the stock market wouldn't tank and people wouldn't panic. We have emergencies all the time and our FEMA and other emergency agencies get scraps. If they were properly funded and stocked, this wouldn't have happened and masks would not be controversial now. This has been a long-standing problem going back decades, so I blame ALL the politicians for letting this happen through apathy. But the Trump administration weaponized anti-masking by this series of missteps. It should never have happened.
Incorrect. I already have the proof on my side. You are claiming that it is incorrect, even though there is a century of empirical evidence that it is not. YOU have the burden of proof to prove otherwise. That's the way science works.
Edit: I put in the oxygen / CO2 / Mask Mouth argument to let you know this isn't my first rodeo. I've spent months on Voat arguing with people who seem to be hell bent on their own destruction. I seem to be doing the same here. So unless you produce evidence that I am wrong - empirical, repeatable evidence, then GTFO.
Not my job to do homework for you. I will expend an hour doing real research and you will call it fake news. Played this game before.
Wait a minute. You responded to my thread above. Your grandfather died and you still don't think there is a pandemic? What about the refrigerator trucks of bodies in NYC that still haven't been buried? 400,000+ and counting.
Fauci later walked back his statement that masks don't work. He said it to keep people from hoarding supplies so that our medical workers would have masks.
Your grandfather died of coronavirus? And you are still anti-mask?
Let's talk about not only the flu pandemic of 1918, but also the entire century that has happened since. We have literally decades and decades of empirical evidence that masks work. Why do doctors and nurses wear masks when going into surgery if they don't work? Why do mine workers and asbestos removal crews and construction workers wear masks if they don't work? Can you IMAGINE the millions of malpractice lawsuits and OSHA claims if they didn't? I can. I used to do OSHA compliance.
This is just like the anti-mask crowd in mid 2020. "Masks build up CO2." "Masks block your oxygen supply." (But somehow they don't block the virus... which one is bigger, the virus, or an O2 molecule?) I literally had an argument about "Mask Mouth" with an idiot on Voat that went on for like a week. They just made shit up without any evidence. So the doctors showed that you can wear one, two, three, maybe 10 masks, and hook yourself up to a pulse oximeter. They did this on camera and their blood oxygen saturation didn't go down at all. One doctor did it and ran a marathon with a mask on! I actually own one and I offered to loan it to some of these people to prove that their oxygen level does go down. What do you know, no one took me up on it. Because they don't want to go against empirical evidence that you can reproduce yourself, at home. It would break their worldview and the delusion they have invested in.
If you are gonna make stuff up, have evidence that backs it up. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. If you believe that masks don't work, you are going against a century of empirical evidence, laboratory research, science and engineering, and real world experience. The burden of proof is on you to prove it wrong with your own empirical evidence. You can't just wave your arms and yell "Fake news!".
BTW regarding your views of what happened in other countries. They had strict lockdowns, good medical procedures, mandatory masks, and contact tracing. The US hasn't done any of that shit.
So... if the USA isn't wearing masks and they have the virus real bad, how do you explain other countries such as New Zealand and South Korea which utterly nailed their pandemic response? The outcome of the US's response is on par to not having a response at all. The leadership was actively working against what we know from science. And the outcome is hundreds of thousands dead. How come we didn't see that in South Korea? They have a much higher population density. If all things were equal, it should have taken off like wildfire in places like this. Other countries had a serious response to the pandemic (after some bad starts like in Italy). The US STILL doesn't have a good response.
I don't expect that you will respond to the content of my question. Have fun believing what you want to believe.
They should be first given a chance to wear a mask or stay home. The ADA says that you must make "reasonable accommodation" for people with physical disabilities. That does not give them a right to come into your store and spread a potentially fatal disease. "Reasonable accommodation" in this instance could mean curbside delivery or pickup. Contactless transactions are very useful in this case. If they don't want to wear a mask, fine. Don't come in the store, we will bring your groceries to your car in the parking lot. (I used to do OSHA and ADA compliance at my job.)
Then the steps. If people will not comply with the above, they should receive a punishment that would be proportional to the offense. Since this is a public health hazard, the level would vary somewhere between a small fine such as a jaywalking ticket to a felony drunk driving charge. And yes, eventually some people are going to have to go to jail, since they represent a public health threat and they refuse to alter their behavior.
Other countries NAILED this. New Zealand, South Korea, many others. The USA flubbed it so bad it almost looks like they tried.
Believe what you want to believe. I respond with real quotes and real information. People who do not change their opinion based on empirical evidence are not operating in the same reality that I am. Have fun with that.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 20 days ago (0 children)
Read my other comment above, I explain that I do know this and what Fauci said and why.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun - 20 days ago (0 children)
OK let's take a look at what happened and why.
The upper echelon was caught with its pants down and did not have adequate emergency supplies on hand for a pandemic.
They were extremely concerned about people going out and buying every mask available, hoarding them, and then medical personnel and other essential front line workers would not have enough.
So they deliberately told people a little white lie, a misstatement: "Masks don't help, don't go buy them."
Dr. Fauci later rescinded this statement and explained why they did it, and apologized. He also stated the exact opposite: "Masks work to protect others, and we should all be wearing them."
BTW, what they predicted came to pass exactly: everyone went out and bought up all the supplies, and the hospitals ran short.
So either you are not keeping up with current events, or you are deliberately presenting misinformation as fact.
Now, let's look at what your quote from Dr. Fauci says about the effectiveness of masks. No mask is 100% effective. It's not supposed to be. The R0 rate of infection spread needs to be reduced to below 1. That's all. Then the disease will die out. No one has ever said that masks are 100% effective. They just need to knock it down. Epedemiologists have known this for over 100 years. We have literally over a century of empirical evidence that masks work.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun - 20 days ago (0 children)
That's the whole point.
You can be spreading the virus before you are showing symptoms.
The mask is to keep YOU from making OTHERS sick, not to protect YOU.
THEIR mask is to protect YOU.
How hard is this? If everyone wore a mask, we'd have been done with this a long time ago.
The Waco siege was a 51-day standoff between the US government and the Branch Davidians (a religious sect led by David Koresh), near Waco, Texas in 1993. The incident resulted in the deaths of many citizens including pregnant women and children. What say you? by theswervepodcast in whatever
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 24 days ago (0 children)
I lived in northern Idaho during the siege on Ruby Ridge.
Everyone should be taught exactly what went down. First, they set Randy Weaver up in a sting. Then, they shot his dog, his pregnant wife, and his son. He was ultimately acquitted and received a $3m settlement for them killing his family.
The ATF should be disbanded.
A whole bunch of shady stuff happened under Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno including Ruby Ridge, Waco, Elian Gonzales, and a whole lot more.
The national debt tops $26 trillion for the first time as the federal government ramps up coronavirus relief spending by special2 in news
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
Ramps "up"? Is this the same government that is poised to shut itself down because Congress can't agree on a budget?
US Police Have Killed Over 1,600% More Citizens Than Mass Shooters Since 2015 by Drewski in PoliceMisconduct
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
Careful, you'll piss off the bootlickers.
CDC: Less Deaths In 2020 than 2019 or 2018 by christnmusicreleases in news
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Yep. What is the source of your data, OP? It's bullshit, that's what it is.
Thank you for posting an actual link to actual data.
"I Can't Keep It Up" | Last free speech site going down Christmas day by Node in news
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
I'm saying something more fundamental. Some people are locked out of the banking system entirely, due to bankruptcy, a high number of bounced checks, fraud, or other reasons. He might not be able to function in society. If he used kraken or even did a F2F deal, he'd still have to go to the bank at some point and deal with that.
Supposition. We may never know.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Is... it possible that he doesn't know? Or doesn't know how to turn bitcoin into cash? Or doesn't have access to the wallet any more?
The only feasible reasons I could think of.
Wait, thought of one more. He had a lot of payment processors refuse to do business with him. Maybe he's blacklisted from the ability to do banking and somehow cannot turn bitcoin into money.
Moderator of r/Pics remove picture of Aaron Swartz in post celebrating Free Speech and his memory. Reddit is erasing him. by Orangutan in pics
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Well, as they say, it's a free country. If you don't like it, make your own platform... Oh, wait.
Vietnamese police seize 345,000 used condoms ready to be sold as new, reports say by kesh in news
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
It's Vietnam. Probably someone cleans up the local brothels and empties their trash.
Reddit on Kamala Harris VP Pick by Tarrock in MeanwhileOnReddit
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Yeah, they probably don't have their marching orders yet. It usually takes a day or so to kick in with the talking points.
"Tone Deaf" made me lol and cringe. I would have held my nose and voted Democrat if they literally would have picked anyone else but these two.
Why don't you all put your $$$ where your mouth is? by Lilith_Fair in whatever
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
I used to be a supporter until the crazies moved in. Don't come on here much any more. No point.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
All right, fair enough. You are entitled to your own thoughts.
Come and see me if you have a change of opinion.
A massive explosion has just hit Beirut, Lebanon (video) by magnora7 in WorldNews
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Major General Ibrahim, Director General of Lebanese Intelligence has stated that the authorities confiscated a large cache of Sodium Nitrate months ago that was supposed to be destroyed has exploded due to fire in the inventory at Beirut port.
I know this site is for free speech and all but please cut the antisemitism and conspiracy theory bs from the front page. It's not a good look and is going to drive people away from trying the site. by Locke in SaidIt
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
I am participating. I made a thoughful, well-reasoned statement. I upvote thoughtful, well-reasoned statements. I mod a subverse here and post new content to it that is interesting and educational. Calling every single person a concern troll is unhelpful.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Unfortunately it appears that reddit has kicked out a lot of these people (serious racists, white nationalists, and anti-semitists).
They migrated to voat and took it over. Now voat is just an utter cesspool.
This platform was pretty good and had useful and thoughtful discussion, the way reddit did 10 years ago.
I don't know what the solution is, but it appears that a completely free-speech platform will inevitably go to the same path that voat did. This is well-poisoning. You have 3% of the worst of the worst... loud-mouth and awful human beings. And you give them a loudspeaker.
Two girls livestreaming fatal car accident (accident happens at 10:35, drived died, passenger survived) reddit xpost by kissfan7 in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Happens way too often. Youth, inexperience, and a feeling of being indestructible. More often fueled by testosterone and daring in young men.
I lost a friend in junior high that stole their parents car and went on a joyride. As I recall, her and her friend had also gotten some alcohol somewhere. They were going in excess of 100mph when the car hit a bump and they lost control. It rolled and killed her. She was 14 years old.
People usually slow down and become more cautious as they get older. Usually. Often after they've been injured in a serious car crash. Sometimes they don't make it that long.
Cernovich on Twitter: "Twitters admin panel has a button to “blacklist trends.” So yeah twitter lied, they manually edit trends. The ones advocating violence are kept up. By their choice. They aren’t a platform. They are a publisher. Abolish Section 230." by christnmusicreleases in propaganda
The gotcha here is that Twitter is claiming that it's not a publisher, and thus it's immune if one of the Twitter users posts something bad like child porn. But it is adjusting what people see, which throws that argument out the window.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
"Seek help"? lol
Have fun with your delusions.
I'm so grateful to find a reddit clone that isn't a Zionist shithole by christnmusicreleases in SaidIt
Worker Gets on Crushing Machine, Gets Crushed by Oneda in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Truthful answer: the worker was probably trying to clear a jam or remove something stuck inside the machine. The machine lacked safety interlocks to shut off, and the (Chinese) worker probably lacked the authority to shut it off manually, or would have gotten in trouble for slowing down production. Also in effect is the lackadaisical way they handle safety in Chinese factories. Safety is top-down from the management, and ends up in the hands of the individual workers. If they haven't been properly trained, they aren't going to have a safe workplace.
TIL the founder of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong, was responsible for the deaths of over 65 million people, making him the most prolific killer of the 20th century. by aThievingStableboy in TIL
If you look at governmenticide, it appears that over 100 million people were killed by their own governments in the 20th century.
Most of the really rich have estates in New Zealand or South America. Uruguay and Paraguay and other places.
So let me ask you to think about something.
If you don't believe the case fatality rate and you don't believe the number of people who are listed as if they died of coronavirus? Fine. Let's just say they made it all up.
Now, instead, let's take a look at the overall death rate. The rate of dying from everything combined.
That rate has gone up. Way up. It looks like about 14%. Everything else is remaining about the same. But something, we'll call it the X factor, is making the extra people die. What is the X factor?
Now here's another way to think about it. The state of Tennessee isn't doing a very good job of counting coronavirus deaths. I think we can agree that they have a political motivation for people to die of "something else that isn't coronavirus". The Tennessee Health Department lists these people under a category called P&I (Pneumonia & Influenza). Suddenly, when coronavirus started taking off, the P&I deaths rose dramatically. Right now it's 600% higher than an average year. These are not people who died of pneumonia or influenza. They actually died of coronavirus, but they were not properly counted, because the politicians in Tennessee don't want to look bad.
I have been looking at this information from a lot of different angles, and all of it is bad. And, even worse, politicians in states like Tennessee and Florida and other places are deliberately trying to hide and obfuscate information.
Example: When coronavirus first hit, the general public was told that masks don't work. If you've watched the press conferences lately, Dr. Fauci reversed that. He told us that the public was deliberately lied to, because there were not enough real masks to go around and they didn't have enough emergency supplies for doctors and nurses. They didn't want the general public hoarding them and making the shortage worse. You can watch the press conference yourself. Masks work, but we were told that they didn't, because the emergency services were supposed to have giant warehouses full of them, but they didn't. They were never replenished from the last time we had an emergency. Your own government told you disinformation.
If you look at this data with a neutral third-party's point of view, it does not paint a good picture at all.
The recent meta-analysis of data says that coronavirus deaths are actually underreported. Probably about 160,000 right now. On track for 206,000+ by Election Day.
I realize I'm wasting my time talking to you here, but maybe you will come back to this thread in a year and realize that I was right.
Community was ahead of its time by neovulcan in funny
This scene was what sold me on the series.
Do you ever feel isolated in your interests vs. the mainstream popular content being pushed? by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt
Sturgeon's Law: "80% of everything is crap."
[Breaking] Maxwell, Associate of Jeffrey Epstein, Is Arrested. How long until she is suicided? by [deleted] in conspiracy
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
They removed the prosecutor in SDNY and replaced him. This happened immediately afterward.
Flat Earth conspiracy theorist and daredevil Mike Hughes dies in an attempt to get to space in a home built rocket by kissfan7 in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
That's exactly what happened. Premature parachute. Not having a backup chute was retarded.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
It's not the uncontrolled flight, it's the sudden stop at the end that kills you.
Yeah, it was my understanding that he funded his venture by shaking money loose from legitimate flat-earthers. He wasn't a true believer himself.
No backup parachute? That's just asking for trouble.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
More boosters! More struts!
Man Crushed by Malfunctioning Circular Machine by Oneda in WatchPeopleDie
If it wasn't in China, there would be a couple of safety things that would be different. Firstly, the hoist would be much stronger and have a backup safety chain to catch it if it broke. Secondly there would be a guard rail around the machine while it's moving. Thirdly the operators would be far enough back away from the machine (with their hands touching interlock devices) that they couldn't possibly be close enough to it to be injured if something like this happened. Let go of the interlock, and the machine stops.
"DON'T BE A SHEEP!" Sheriff Tells Citizens To Ignore WA State Dictator Inslee's Face Masks Order by Drewski in videos
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
This sheriff is from Lewis County, WA, which is a very big very empty place. Normally I'm in favor of masks, if you are in a densely populated area.
***Possible Reddit Meltdown Watch Tonight***AOC Primary by [deleted] in MeanwhileOnReddit
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
In my state, they are all fat, old, and weird. Seriously.
What about coke and hookers?
Woman Crashes into Glass Door, Bleeds to Death by Oneda in WatchPeopleDie
I had a relative have a similar experience in the US back in the 1950s at a grocery store. Fortunately, he was able to give himself a tourniquet in the leg while they called an ambulance, and he did not die. We have safety glass in doors now, for this very reason. The safety glass will shatter into thousands of tiny pieces instead of huge shards that can kill you.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
The parts hanging on the rack are being dipped into a container in the floor. The container probably holds a liquid of some kind. Paint, or some industrial chemical.
Sometimes you need a lot of parts degreased all at once, so you use degreaser. Sometimes you need to prep a part for chrome plating, so you use acid. Sometimes you are neutralizing another dip, so you use some other caustic chemical. Sometimes you need a uniform coat of paint or powder coating or epoxy. I used to work on a machine similar to this that dipped large parts in epoxy coating. I have seen extremely large versions of this type of machine that will dip an entire car body in paint (on an automated assembly line) for a fast and uniform coating.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
There are parts hanging on a rack. They are being dipped in some liquid, perhaps paint or a chemical. I used to work in a place that dipped large parts in epoxy coating and it looked very much like this.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
I don't care. My personal motivation is to spread truth - regardless of politics. If someone on the left is wrong, I point that out. If someone on the right is wrong, I point it out also. I am trying to leave my own personal bias out of it and present undistorted information.
This is a warning to those still on Reddit, a new ban wave is likely on the horizon. Prepare to say goodbye to many of your favorite subs. by Dankmemer420 in WatchRedditDie
It needs to still exist as a tool for the neoliberals to get a President elected. They will deplatform anyone on the right. That much is clear.
Right now the fatality rate is about 5.8% in the US, but we know that number is wrong. Because they are only testing people with symptoms, not making broader tests of all the populace. So the denominator in that equation is too low, which makes the fatality rate look too high. Garbage in, garbage out. I had covid and I have lung damage. But I had a very mild case. I have a coworker who is on permanent disability after being on a respirator with pneumonia for over two months. And another friend who may also have permanent damage. She was a 25 year old athlete. But pay no attention, these are just anecdotes. The leaked White House report said that if we had not done the lockdown, there would be 2.2 million dead Americans by the end of the 18 month period until 70% of citizens had been exposed and the rest developed herd immunity. That is verified information - in a leaked report. But the data it was based on may have been wrong. Hard to say in hindsight. The mismanagement of this thing on all levels, from the WHO to the US government to the states to the hospitals, has been astonishing. If we had done nothing, it would have been far worse, that much is clear. But our response was something like the Three Stooges tying someone's shoelaces together. Total clown show.
Man Gives in to Peer Pressure to Swim Across Lake, Drowns by Oneda in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Pier pressure, amirite?
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
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Well I had coronavirus and I have permanent lung damage now. Infected by an idiot coworker that came to work sick early on. So why don't you turn off Fox News and look at the data.
the numbers vs media reaction by [deleted] in conspiracy
Guess what, you were totally right.
Checking in on your comment two months later. The US now is closing in on 100,000 dead and over 1.5m confirmed cases.
Checking in two months after your comment. Closing in on 100,000 deaths in the US.
Some crazy guy shoots 65 year old lady in India by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
He seemed to be having difficulty with his gun. Homemade zip gun, perhaps?
Electrical plugs that make half of the power strip unusable by JasonCarswell in technology
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
If you are using a regular wall outlet where the prongs face the "normal" way, this type of power supply is designed Just Right.
It's the outlet strip that is wrong. Buy one that has the prongs going the "normal" way.
The sunset under the clouds by officialgagbee in Nature
I've seen this once, on the way to Hawaii just before dawn. It was one of the more awe-inspiring sights I've ever seen in my life and the photos do not do it justice.
Some Perspective: More than 22,600 people died of hunger TODAY by FormosaOolong in WorldNews
Today in the USA, coronavirus became the #1 killer. Source: https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/1727839/
Hear People Die: Western Air 2605 by KouniBouBou in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
That was a rough one, all right. It's really disturbing to listen to grown men, professional seasoned pilots all, screaming in terror in their last seconds.
I think that's for the week, or possibly a snapshot of one instance in time.
Right now it is the third on the list of fatalities for Americans. Cancer and heart disease are first and second. It is above everything else: upper respiratory infections, accidents of any sort, diabetes, strokes, everything.
Millennials Are Suffering During Lockdown Because They Don't Know How to Cook. They don’t know how to cook, make their own bed, wash their own clothes, do their own oil change, change a wheel, they can’t hold onto their money, and they’ll never be able to afford a home. God help them. by Chipit in videos
The guy doing the video has a point, but can he do it without being an insufferable fuck?
I think it's a great idea to save this comment, then go back to OP in about a week and rub his nose in the fact that he's totally wrong and you are totally right. And then a week after that, and another week after that.
All these deniers are going to get a LOT of people killed.
If you aren't starting a garden, you aren't quarantining correctly by Aureus in conspiracy
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
We have lady bugs here, they eat all the bugs.
I thought so too. It turns out that they are really really resistant to leaching chemicals. Several studies have been done and they are safe to use in an organic garden. I know several organic gardeners that looked into it and they use them.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes.
Anyone can grow potatoes. They are a complete source of amino acids. If you can get your hands on tires, stack up several tires and fill with soil and plant the potatoes. When you want to harvest, you just tip the stack over and pull the potatoes out of the soil.
You posted this 2 days ago and the current info (middle of the night Friday 3/21) is:
Total infections worldwide: 276,342
Deaths: 11,423 (4.1%)
Recovered: 91,905 (33.3%)
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
Who is making up what numbers? The infection rates? They've been published in a dozen studies. Look up something called R0 (Pronounced R-naught). It is the rate which one infected person infects others, which is how fast the disease multiplies. I've been looking at this for months and the R0 value for coronavirus is likely somewhere between 3 and 6, meaning every 1 person infects 3-6 other people. I've seen numbers in published papers saying 4.7 to 6.8. There is a lot of uncertainty, but we see that the case number in the US is doubling roughly every 3 days.
Yes, here is hard data: https://covid19info.live/us/ Click on "More Graphs".
These are comparisons of the infection rates and death rates of H1n1 Swine Flu, SARS, and Coronavirus. Please look at this site and tell me I'm wrong. If you refuse to look at hard numbers, then I don't know what to do with you. You claim that swine flu infects faster and kills more. The hard numbers absolutely say the opposite to both.
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 10 months ago* (0 children)
I have some answers to your questions, but you need to go here first: https://covid19info.live/us then click on "Show More Graphs". Comparisons between coronovirus and swine flu. Coronavirus is infecting far more people, far faster, and it is killing far more people, far faster. The numbers are not wrong. Look at the graphs.
South Korea is a special case. They are not in lockdown the way that you and I would understand it. They have drive thru testing for anyone who wants it, and they text you the result a couple of days later. They have mandatory temperature checks every time you want to leave your building to go to the store. If you are running a temp, you are immediately put into isolation and tested. They question you to determine who you have been in close contact with, and they isolate and test all of those people, too. South Korea's response has been really impressive. The US won't do anything like that, or if they do, it'll be far too late. Did you see the photo of those teens partying in Florida on the beach during Spring Break? Many were warning the governor and the local authorities to shut that down. They didn't. Nine people are known to have been infected already.
The graph of the infection rate in the US is terrifying. We went from 4,000 to 19,000 in FOUR DAYS. Go look at the link I put above, and hit the drop down menu where it says "Global" and change to "Americas" -> "USA". Look at the graphs. Look at them! If you don't, I won't waste any further conversation on you.
I will link to a leaked US government document that states they expect this pandemic to last 18 months and kill 2 million Americans. They expect widespread civil unrest and an almost total economic collapse. It's 100 pages long (PDF warning), but here it is: U.S.Government COVID-19 Response Plan
The thing about exponential growth is that it sneaks up on you, then it's far too late to do anything about it. NY State went from dozens of cases to 7000 in days.
We know that the mortality rate from influenza is 0.1%. We know that the coronavirus rate varies widely depending on how much medical care is available. 20% of cases go into ICU. Somewhere between 0.8% and 6% will die. The lower number is if you have excellent medical care and enough ICU beds, ICU nurses, and ventilators. The upper number is Italy, a totally overloaded medical system. Italy has the second best medical care in the world. That report that I linked above says that the US needs 30X more ICUs and ventilators than it has. We are going to have it even worse than Italy.
This is going to kill hundreds of millions worldwide. I will invite you back to review and comment in 1 month.
Senator Dianne Feinstein holds press conference explaining her massive stock sell off immediately after a closed door briefing and before the Corona Clampdown crashed the markets by useless_aether in memes
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
I wish her hair was on fire... then I would NOT piss on her. But I would piss on her the rest of the time.
It's not so much the total number dead... it's how catchy this bug is. One person can infect between 3 and 6 other people. That's WAY higher than the flu. And the death rate is also way higher. So it is expected to be around 30X as bad as the flu (in terms of total numbers dead) at a best-case scenario.
The growth rate is truly terrifying. Humans are bad at understanding parabolic growth. Check this site out: https://covid19info.live/us/ Hit the drop down menu where it says "Global" and change to -> Americas -> US. It's not how many people have it. It's how fast it is growing. It will overwhelm the US medical system in a matter of weeks. There are not enough ICUs or respirators in the USA (we need 30 times more than we have).
You probably already had coronavirus by useless_aether in whatever
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
I doubt this is the case, but my opinion is probably not going to get a lot of traction here. We'll see in a month.
My only compelling argument below:
CHINA DOES NOT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT HUMAN LIFE IN FACTORIES. The only thing they care about is money and productivity. And they shut down and put under quarantine almost a billion people.
Kind of makes you think, doesn't it?
Mad Mike Hughes dead after crash landing steam powered rocket by anescient in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
He's done this type of stunt several times before. The videos are on youtube. Just search for Mad Mike Hughes.
Ladder Accident by JusticeLoveMercy in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
That was every bit like one of those "don't let this happen to you" training videos. Ladders are not a joke. Every single thing she was doing there was wrong.
Once again, China does not value human life, especially in the workplace.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Portrait study, by me, 2020 by sketchingsketchyguy in Art
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
Well done, numbah one.
WTF happened in 1971? by magnora7 in Collusion
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
Wasn't this about the time of the oil price shocks and OPEC?
Up until 1964, US dollar coins, half dollars, quarters and dimes had 90% silver. After 1964 (1965-1970) they eliminated everything except half dollars which were now 40% silver. After 1970 all coins were 0% silver. Makes you think.
Youtube is disapearing video of rigged Iowa coin flip from search by x0x7 in censorship
Download and share to as many platforms (non-google / non-youtube) as possible.
Coronavirus in China. Running out of body bags. Three children placed into one body bag. by yetanotherone_sigh in WatchPeopleDie
[–]yetanotherone_sigh[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
To be fair, those dudes handling the bodies... this isn't their first rodeo. They didn't look surprised.
Biden: ‘An AK-47 Won’t Protect You From The Government’ by MassTooter in politics
[–]yetanotherone_sigh 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
Possibly he's right. However, 10 million of them certainly will.
Coronavirus in China. Running out of body bags. Three children placed into one body bag.Child involved
11 months ago by yetanotherone_sigh to /s/WatchPeopleDie from youtu.be