Covid 19/Coronavirus

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Ralyks, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Crazy how the same people who want to undo health care reform here are the same ones who think covid is a conspiracy by medical companies to take over the world.

    Crazy how people are justifying conspiracy theories that China created covid by comparing the lack of pre-covid mask wearers in Japan to post-covid mask wearers in California.

    Crazy how some people think that the government is tyrannical because they are suggesting that you wear a mask or else they'll ask you nicely to put one on, especially when many of those people were the same ones empathized with the group of people who tried to overturn a democratic election by force.

    It's difficult to balance between not stigmatizing craziness with not legitimizing people's crazy ideas. It's always better to argue ideas and not people. But what do you do when people try to start arguments and then don't want to listen to any rational reasoning and just keep getting more and more passionate and less and less coherent? At some point, there are no options left but to stop responding to them, either by ignoring or blocking them.
     
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    Adieu SS.org Regular

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    Learn your material.

    California is a shit show of DISABILITY cheats. Ain't nobody got time for them crappy worthless unemployment checks.

    /fixed it for you
     
  3. Adieu

    Adieu SS.org Regular

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    I believe the problem is that their audiences don't understand the big words these frauds hide behind

    Holistic chiropractor = full body wellness joint masseuse

    Like, literally. But it sounds so much better!!!
     
  4. Randy

    Randy ✝✝✝ Super Moderator

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    "Holistic" in quack medicine means "the whole person" which means "body mind and spirit".

    Which sounds benign enough but in practice it means things like "I want you to be healthy but you shouldn't take any medications because TOXINS BAD, so we're going to heal you with crystals and hands hovering over you to transfer energy".

    Holistic medicine is a case study in the balance of scamming people and the effectiveness of placebos.
     
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    StevenC Javier Strat 8 2022

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    No chiropractic is a load of nonsense based on magic. Literally.

    Holistic is a valuable word that quacks have stolen.
     
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  6. BigViolin

    BigViolin JEFF LOOMIS SOLOIST!

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    I'm getting more than a little tired of "believing stupid shit that makes my little ego feel good" being conflated with trusting ones gut. Intuition lives on a solid base of knowledge and experience. Your cognitive dissonance is the opposite of that.
     
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    Demiurge Intrepid Jackass

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    That's the tough thing about shaking conspiracy theories: they're often framed to flatter intelligence (while actually insulting it). What's more appealing to people who want to appear smart than to lay claim to having knowledge that few possess or- even better- that the masses are loathe to believe? Hilariously, it's part of foundational reasoning to consider that if an implied 'offer' is too good to be true, it probably is.
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    TIL chiropractors use The Force.
     
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    Drew Forum MVP

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    *standing ovation*
     
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    Adieu SS.org Regular

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    Yes

    But they're literally goddam folk masseuses trying to sound respectably medical.

    And a lot of low IQ average joes have NO IDEA that they aren't medical professionals (which is sort of the point)
     
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    Drew Forum MVP

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    Hey, I'll never knock massage. It fucking rules.

    But I wouldn't turn to a masseuse for the latest on infectious disease research, either. :lol:
     
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    StevenC Javier Strat 8 2022

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    My second dose appointment would have been this coming Monday apparently, but I've had to cancel while we decide on a new plan.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Had the second shot about 12 hours ago. I am obliterated
     
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    Bodes SS.org Regular

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    How's your phone signal? I've heard it takes a few days to really get going. Keep us posted.
     
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    I guess the consensus here keeps me in my place.

    Thanks to the unsilent minority here, it is confirmed most musicians are libbys. I was only trying to free you from the reptilian spell...

    Now I'll just take my balls and go home. Hammer on.
     
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    Adieu SS.org Regular

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    i-for-one-welcome-our-new-reptilian-overlords.jpg
     
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    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/ Contributor

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    You guys see the latest research that eating raw meat is actually perfectly healthy? One study from a wellness guru on YouTube I follow actually showed that protein levels were HIGHER and toxin levels were LOWER after just 1 month of raw meat only diets. My gut has been very vocal after I gave it a try, and once my diarrhea subsided to a manageable level, I knew that I had been lied to my whole life!

    I mean, think about it? How did humans become apex predators? You think our ancestors were frying mammoth steaks back then? Don't think so, pal. I actually threw away my LYING pans and sold my appLIEances. Seems like it was all just a big hoax from big gas to keep us in the system, paying for services we don't even need. Has anyone even SEEN gas before? I don't even think it's real! What's natural about it anyway? If gas was real than God would've shown it to us by now.

    You sheep can enjoy your hot meals, but I'm gonna dig into this delicious, cold, soggy, flap of flesh like our ancestors in America did.
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Yeah, but food is just a ploy from food corporations to get you addicted.
     
  19. SpaceDock

    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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  20. CovertSovietBear

    CovertSovietBear Lord Bagel Supreme

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    Antivaxx: WE HAVE AN IMMUNE SYSTEM!

    ....

    If you have feet why do you wear shoes then?

    Checkmate atheists.

    Where are my reptilian overlords, maybe they'll throw a chunk of raw steak, or a rotting piece of jungle fruit for my primate brain to feast on while they probe my brain, can someone hold my tin foil hat for a sec?
     

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