LenP

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  1. LenP

    Alabama Nazis

    I don't know how I missed this earlier. This is the most disgusting thing I have seen coming out of this crisis so far. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ventilators-limited-disabled-rationing-plans-are-slammed-amid-coronavirus-crisis-n1170346 I am seriously considering calling it and leaving the country. Between the anti immigrant bullshit and now this, seems pretty clear that folks like my family are not welcome here and increasingly not safe.
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    Alabama Nazis

    Hah, you want an apology from me? You channeling HJ now? I buried one child already and you are telling me to calm down when politicians are issuing regs that explicitly state my living sons life is worth less because he is different. Go fuck yourself and the high horse you rode in on you low life piece of shit. How is that for a fucking apology asshole.
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    Exital?

    Well, at least we did not go all Rhode Island on them. It has been disconcerting to see so many of them here who believe they escaped the virus when they crossed the Delaware and are acting like it is 2019. If it were not for their presence, I might make it to the supermarket once a week rather than once every three, but they have definitely raised the risk profile of supermarket visits.
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    Alabama Nazis

    When someone suggested triage decisions based on whether folks put themselves in danger unnecessarily by attended crowded events, you reacted angrily that you would not be their executioner. Yet, you are perfectly comfortable including neuro diversity as a factor which would be used to withhold care. No, I think I am being perfectly reasonable in my assessment both of Alabama and you.
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    Alabama Nazis

    Really hard to do that, when it is perfectly acceptable to call NRA members Nazis, but when a US state is codifying genocide into law, it is unreasonable to call them Nazis.
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    Alabama Nazis

    Oh fuck off. Explain how someone who is neuro typical is more deserving of life than someone who is not, and explain how that is any different from saying someone who is gay is less worthy of life than someone who is heterosexual. How does one even hold that there is a way to have a rational discussion about deciding that someone is less worthy of life because they are different. Sanctimonious prick? You are a low life POS who I would not trust with the care of a pet frog. Go fuck yourself.
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    Alabama Nazis

    Explain how it is different. My son has been diagnosed as severely autistic, that would mean his life is not worth saving because his brain works differently than yours or mine. It is opportunistic genocide. The only difference is folks denying care and killing people opportunistically rather than proactively going door to door to round them up, but the decisions on who is worthy of living and dying is being made not on likelihood of positive outcome, but on a subjective determination of whether that person's life has value. That is exactly what the Nazis did. I thought you were better than that.
  8. I am not sure I understand your point. Yes, folks have time. But no, most do not have access to training or a suitable place to practice. I am also not saying they are not worthy, just that if someone has never used a handgun, then they are not likely to be proficient in use of one if/when the need arises. The presence of a gun, particularly if one has not had training, does add some risk of an injury due to the presence of the gun. That risk can be mitigated with proper knowledge and training, and should be balanced against the potential benefits. I am also not expecting the state to make that determination, but simply suggesting that some people are channeling their fear into actions which make little practical sense, hoarding TP or becoming a first time gun buyer with no training, seem like irrational subconscious attempts to find a way to move their locus of control more inward. That is quite a bit different from suggesting that folks should not be allowed to buy guns.
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    Alabama Nazis

    Which alternate reality are you living in? The explicit guidelines in Alabama call for withholding treatment from people with perceived cognitive deficits. One of us is brainwashed, but it is not me.
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    Alabama Nazis

    I am surprised that this has received so little attention and little outrage. If the Alabama rules were to refuse treatment to African Americans or gays, the media would not stop talking about in terms of genocide. Why do so many accept that a state has an explicit policy of opportunistic genocide against folks with Downs syndrome or Autism. The comparison to Nazi Germany is not hyperbole, this is exactly the same thing. Maybe it should not surprise me, but it does. I truly believed we had progressed beyond this as a society. I was wrong.
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    Alabama Nazis

    So far we are ok. My nephew's fiancé is doing better now. We are fairly certain she had it, as she worked in a medical office alongside someone who tested positive, and had all the symptoms. Her immune system is compromised, so we were really worried for a while. Where I live, we are starting to look like NYC, largely because so many from NY have headed here. You can see in the following link the President of St Lukes stating the same thing I have been saying, the numbers we are seeing reported are but a fraction of what is actually going on. https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-stluke-poconos-20200329-zjj2oxbqvbcafeu27qartqezv4-story.html We are trying to limit trips for food and medicine to once every 3 weeks. It is pretty much a sure thing that someone working in the store has it and that multiple other customers in the store at the same time have it, so keeping distances, minimizing trips, wearing disposable gloves, etc. etc. Just trying to make sure we all at least get through the peak and out of risk of contracting it while the ERs are crushed and there are not enough ventilators or supplies. Hope you and your family are safe, and stay safe throughout this. It is bad, and going to get much worse.
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    Alabama Nazis

    That is correct. As I mentioned earlier, both my mother (who lives with us) and I would be considered high risk as she is 76 with multiple health conditions and I am a former smoker (20 years ago but still) and asthmatic. If it came to someone in a lower risk group who needed a ventilator being given it over me or my mother, I would not like it but I understand the rationale. They would be more likely to have a positive outcome, and therefor giving it to them and not me is rational. But, what Alabama was proposing is straight up Nazi bullshit. That is making a judgement on the value of someone's life because they are different, and while normally I would like to believe I am fairly level headed, if someone ever withheld care or removed care from my son because of his diffferences, I can promise that I would be threading an icepick through their ears.
  13. From what I saw, a majority of the rush to buy guns and ammo in the last week or two came from folks who were not "gun nuts". People who did not own a gun , or if they did might have owned an old hunting rifle or 22 which sat unused for a few decades. I stated earlier in this thread that folks with no training and no time now to train or practice, were probably better off not buying guns, however I do understand their fear and would not mock them for it. People do not trust what they are hearing at this point, since they were served a steady stream of "it is no big deal" and now they see what is happening. So when the same people say, there will be no food shortages, people are responding with a healthy dose of skepticism. The idea that there might be widespread civil unrest, and that someone might need to defend themselves is really not that far fetched. Calling them cowards for being afraid of such a possibility is a dick move, it just is. Might have been defensible mocking people for their fear a year ago, but now? Just a dick move. We are not going to conquer fear with mocking, but with demonstrated acts of kindness. Don't be a dick, be kind. And hope that we soon return to a time when there was little reason to be fearful.
  14. The expos have not existed for a decade and a half.
  15. LenP

    Why can't we all just get along?

    Klobuchar would be my first choice. I am not a fan of Harris, but given where we are in the world right now, I do not dislike her enough for it to be a disqualifier.
  16. LenP

    Why can't we all just get along?

    AGITC is a great person in real life, and I have never seen him post deliberately inflammatory crap or troll folks as many from both sides here have. As to him hating liberals? While some might question my liberal creds since I have not denounced gun owners and still own a few myself, I am considerably to the left of Ches and I can say that he has been gracious and welcoming to my family and me on several occasions. He is the kind of person I would trust with anything, just a truly high quality individual. We don't have to always agree with eachother, but it is important to differentiate between folks who simply have a different viewpoint, and folks who are trying to divide and hate. Ches may have a different viewpoint, but is sincere in looking to find common ground and work together. My two cents.
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    Why can't we all just get along?

    cough drops getting stuck in your throat.
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    What's in your arsenal??

    '' A few here. I have plenty of ammo leftover from a past where I had time to go shooting. The MCX is chambered in .300 BO and is ridiculously quiet with the can on it. The DE is chambered in .50AE and has been fired 3 times total, don't really have any interest in shooting it again although it will be fun to watch other folks try it. Carry gun is the little Colt Cobra.
  19. I am going to guess (and it is just a guess) that Prince was not done fighting with Wolf on it, and Wolf got tired of spending any time on it. So let them operate on limited hours, sell off the last of their inventory. Prince can claim victory, the impact on public health is not significant, and Wolf and his folks can focus on the hospitals and not Prince and his lawsuit. Prince by the way is no prince, he fucked up one lawsuit earlier which backfired and prevented folks who had an involuntary commitment from getting their rights back. He was also behind the lawsuit against the sheriff in my county, and while well intentioned, he showed his incompetence there as well. I don't know him personally, but from what I know of his work, would not want anything to do with him. Keep in mind that at this time, the argument is largely academic. From what I have heard, the inventories have been cleaned out, so anyone who wants to buy a gun is looking at maybe an ancient used Berretta chambered in .25 ACP or some novelty revolver chambered in 30-30. The other options I guess would be for folks who bought guns on gunbroker at wildly inflated prices and had them shipped to an FFL in state. So maybe a bit more than academic assuming they could find any ammo.
  20. LenP

    Why can't we all just get along?

    The Russians...… and Mike.
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    The ultimate sacrifice

    I saw an interview with the bozo yesterday, and it was painfully obvious that: a) He is a total moron, and there is no way a decent education could come from anyplace he has anything to do with b) The reopening was a publicity stunt to pitch the online classes that his shitty university has
  22. Pretty sure that as of this morning, FFLs are going to start opening back up again. Not sure if Wolf lost or settled the lawsuits, but the gun stores are opening again.
  23. That is my statement, and it is also different form what you attributed to me.
  24. About as relevant to my theory as gravity or evolution.