Quote from: Bryan on March 07, 2020, 11:11:11 pmSo my take is the disease may be dangerous to those who catch it, but how likely is that to happen?It might be easy to catch it but given you're not in an 'at risk' group, it shouldn't be any worse than a mild to moderate cold. However, we should all be aware that, as I said previously, the hazard of this virus is that it's totally new, only launched itself n the human race late last year and there are lots of things we don't know about it, like
Quote from: LittleRocketBoy on March 06, 2020, 11:13:08 pmThis is not the flu.You see, this is exactly what people do - I never said it was flu, I said it was a virus similar to flu but different in that it's "brand spanking new and nobody knows how it works, how it grows or how it can affect the human beings." That's what makes it dangerous.
Quote from: LittleRocketBoy on March 06, 2020, 11:13:08 pmThat's still much higher than the fluI can't speak for what happens in the US but in the UK it's certain that several thousand die each year from seasonal influenza yet this is hardly ever spoken about. ONE person dies from COVID-19 and it's major headlines all over the country! What is not headlined is the thousands of people who get this infection and recover from it without a problem. But they are mostly young to middle-aged persons who are in good health.
Quote from: LittleRocketBoy on March 06, 2020, 11:13:08 pmI think it is dangerous to downplay this disease. Especially for the seniors and chronically ill.
Quote from: jiminpa on March 05, 2020, 11:36:08 pmThe thing about the opinion pieces is that too many people are not distinguishing between opinion and news, and these elitists love that. They know that they can lie through their teeth, slap and opinion tag on it, but use factual wording, and Trump will now be a racist and misogynist, whether he is or not.
Quote from: jiminpa on March 05, 2020, 11:36:08 pmConcerning his Article 2 statement. I don't see the article granting him extraordinary power, and he is citing the constitution so unless he actually crosses the line, that one statement doesn't make him a totalitarian, especially when he is pressing for laws that gut his own power base.
Quote from: jiminpa on March 05, 2020, 11:36:08 pmThe thing is that as much as we may hate his mouth and his social media antics, the guy is probably the most constitutionally compliant president in my lifetime.
Name any law that he has initiated, or advanced that exceeds the limits of the constitution. I would argue that he has signed budgets that are way illegal, but his options are limited, since there is no possible way Congress will give him a constitutional budget. There's the irony, the first president in 100 years not to trample all over the constitution and people are afraid he's a tyrant.
I guess this is where our different ways of thinking become equivalent to speaking different languages, to me the filtering, (gatekeeping), and deceptiveness of the media is as plain as the water at the ocean, (or The Point, for us Western Pennsylvanians), and I genuinely don't understand how anyone can not see it. That doesn't just apply to Trump either. I've noticed it since 1982. It's the world's system being the world's system. They have absolute control of the information gateways and we see only what they show us.