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If you want see what unchecked Covid looks like...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Wandering Monk, May 21, 2020.

  1. Wandering Monk

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    I would wager real money that the virus hits the poorest of Brazil's citizens the hardest. But why should Mr. Bolsonaro care anyway? By all means, full steam ahead with herd immunity! For, in every country, the poorest are among the least likely to vote. Besides, the more troubled they are, the more the poor support right wing extremism in whatever ways occur to them.
     
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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I'm sure Bolsonaro and his corrupt buddies are doing just fine and don't care one whit about what happens to anyone else.

    Of course, the body count in the criminal trump's USA is much higher than anywhere else but who cares when there's money to be made. After all, what's more important than that bezos will be a trillionaire in a few more years.
     
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    In order to compare apples to apples you have to look at this on a per capita basis. Brazil's outbreak started about three weeks later than the US and they just passed the US in deaths per capita this week. The trends are opposite.

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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Whats 'unchecked' supposed to mean? Theres a lockdown already in place so it isnt unchecked. Bit of a lie there.

    Looks to me like the lockdown isnt even working. Whats even the point then of continuing the inevitable ?

    I don't blame them for making the call to go for broke.

    Btw i like the notation (loaded term) of 'far right'. Its not about health, its really about politics. Isn't it? Like as if the left can guarantee survival stats at any givin time.

    Theres no cure. Its going to happen anyways.
     
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  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Regurgitating right wing propaganda since 2010
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    People who lost their income, & are running out of money care.

    You & I will do just fine....we have savings & independent income.
    But I know many who had to work illegally just to survive.
    Bezos is cleaning up with the lockdown.
    Amazon gets to remain in business when the brick & mortar stores shut down.
    Note also that governors in their states have more power there than does Trump.
     
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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Too bad there's no <sarcasm> ability - but my original post was dripping with it. We need to take care of those people.

    In a few years at current trend he'll be a trillionaire. He's one bit reason I'm changing my mind on a wealth tax. I think people who work hard should be rewarded but at some point the wealth becomes insane.
     
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    What ever became of philanthropy? Dale Carnegie built over 2500 libraries across the world between 1883 and 1929.
     
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  9. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    There are some today who are doing similar things. Home - The Giving Pledge appears to be one outlet.

    There are those today who basically say "I won at business. Now it's time to do something else with the money I have". That's a different kettle of fish from those who pile up money endlessly like Mr. Burns or Scrooge McDuck.
     
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