Society How is your government reacting to the pandemic? + illusions about the future

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  1. regular john

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    We all know about Trump saying stupid shit and Boris Johnson allowing the virus to spread all over the UK. But what else?

    in Brazil Bozo is beyond lost. if it wasn't for all the rest of the world I would say that this was just punishment for Brazil - "You wanna elect some random buffon to be your president? Okay....". who would've though that someone who never had a job, never managed a small business and never passed a law in 30 years as a congressman wouldn't be able to run a country?.

    Sunday overnight he ruled a Provisional Measure enabling employers to suspend labour contracts for four months without pay. by last night he dicktucked, cancelled it and sent someone out to say the ruling was "misinterpreted". He is also trying to hide that he is infected but 24 people that traveled with him to the US have been diagnosed and he refuses to release his results. it's hard to believe they didn't infect Trump and the whole top US staff too.

    He also potentially passed it to thousands (millions?) of people when he went out to greet and shake hands with his supporters who were performing a manifestation in his favor on March, 15 - this was after Bozo himself used his presidential powers to go on national TV and glorify this manifestation but ask for it to be cancelled due to the pandemic that had been announced by World Health Organization the day before.

    Like I said in another thread, unlike other countries, Brazil has two crisis to deal with - the Coronavirus crisis and the Bolsonaro crisis.
     
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    Plus, regarding the future, I find it hard to believe this will make the world a better place in the future. or at least Brazil. beyond the catastrophic economic impacts, it will only trigger and justify more individualism and much worse, poor people in Brazil who live piled on top of each other in favelas are most likely all infected to the bone. When the dust settles, how will the middle class react to it? it will be endless paranoia and segregation. Imagine millions of people poor and sick without jobs and without acess to health treatment. now couple it to an authoritarian, racist president and a neoliberal, racist Ministry of Economics, both who hate poor people. we're looking at potential genocide.
     
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    What is Thanos was right? And in our reality this is Thanos?
     
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    I apologize if I’m wrong
    But don’t you tend to support Sanders in the political threads?
     
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  6. regular john

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    Yes.

    That's very relative though. I know enough about Brazil and Bolsonaro to form an educated opinion. I know next to nothing about Sanders and the US. Supporting Sanders is more a philosophical approach and sheer antagonizing of Trump's supporters in hopes of provoking intelligent debate instead of meme-spamming. With the result of the primaries I actually realized I couldn't care less about the US elections. the US will always be a democratic liberal economy (liberal in the real meaning of the word, not the meaning you americans invented) and if american people are more concerned with acting like they're the treasury secretary than with having universal health care then so be it.

    Also you can't compare Bernie to Bozo. Bernie was mayor of a small city in Vermont wasn't he? And being a US Senator I have to believe he had actual responsabilities for the last 3 decades. Bozo was one of 300+ Congressman in Brazil, spent 30 years defending lifetime pensions for military widows and nothing else. He literally never worked a day in his life. literally never ran a small business, nothing - he was a failed military in a country where the army doesn't do anything; then he was a failed congressman for another 30 years. he was considered a national joke up to 3-4 years ago, literally was the butt-end of jokes on national TV. he cannot put two phrases together, can't speak in public, looks like there is a finger stuck up his ass when he has to conduct a public speech.
    I'm not joking, he may have (very likely) single handedly spread coronavirus through the country. He is most likely the worst president democratically elected in the history of the world.
     
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  7. jason73

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    Well trudy is still alowing planes from china to fly in to vancouver and he just tried to give himself unlimited spending power without parliamentary approval .other than that he is hiding in his house and his wife gave idris elba the china virus so i would say things are going pretty much par for the course up here in soviet canuckistan
     
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    We haven't nuked the rice fields yet so I'm dissatisfied
     
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    Hmmm. I dunno. Kinda stateless I guess. Pretty sure Boris fucked up, I could see that a week ago. Have no idea what Belgium are saying apart from it's closed and we should stop drinking and having group sex.

    I thought it was common knowledge the king of Brazil had the bug tho? It was news all last week because he shook hands with trump...
     
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    Thanos was a moron who didn't understand exponential growth. One more generation, and he's right back to snapping his fingers.
     
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    Say that to his face
     
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    he won't sign the waiver.
     
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    I don't believe it.
     
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    this goon hand is ~ 3X the power of the Infinity Gauntlet.

    before I powder it.

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    Wow, just wow.
     
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    Current generations aren't having as many children as the ones who came before. Even if they did half the population would be half of every generation that's currently around, so half of the people left wouldn't be procreating anyways. Don't question Thanos.
     
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    Domestic travel is being stopped today. Since I’m a stable genius I’m up in the jungle with secure sources of food and water, and protection.
     
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    Bozo made another pronouncement on national TV last night. Said the quarantine measures advised by health profesionals are exaggerated, said that schools shouldn't be closed, mocked a famous doctor that has a health show on Globo TV who his supporters have a beef with, and said that "due to my past history as an athlete, if I had the COVID-19 it wouldn't be nothing more than a little cold, a little flu".

    This coming from a sorry ass old man who can't do a pushup and was recently carrying a colostomy bag.

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    Also you: the government will take care of my needs.
     
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  20. regular john

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    so you agree Bozo is a clown?
     
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    I wouldn't pretend to be intimately familiar with him nor his policies. But I know of I thought as poorly of him as you do that I'd have plans for taking care of myself instead of relying on his decisions.
     
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  22. regular john

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    But just yesterday you were dicktucking about the idea of your lone ranger plundering tour around the neighborhood. anyway I don't have nearly as big a swinging dick as you nor a gun. if things get real, my armed neighbors will rape me and eat me alive.
     
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    if you go out without covering your face you will be fined 1650 euro
     
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    That was your idea, not mine. You have a really weird complex.

    Out of curiosity, do you think guns solely serve the purpose of killing people?
     
  25. regular john

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    I'm not sure what we're arguing about anymore. I do completely disagree with the average murrican view on guns.

    now in an effort on trying to be honest: do I "think guns solely serve the purpose of killing people?". no,

    to expand: since guns do serve the purpose of killing people, I'd love if they were eliminated from the face of the earth.
     
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