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

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  1. ConorMcGregorsBeard

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    Oh, geeze. I'm sorry, I didnt realize.
     
  2. Confused Confucius

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    just to be clear, where I am from you have to wear a mask when you go outside or you will have to pay 1650 euro fine. It doesnt only apply to ugly people fwiw. Is this happening anywhere else or is it just one more reason to hate where I live? They closed bars here before they did it in usa for example
     
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    If you don't live in the United States of fucking America you should hate where you live.
     
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  4. Confused Confucius

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  5. Jesus X

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    shutting down guns stores to me violates the constitution I think a lot of our rights are being violated right now and the lack of PPE for hospitals and grocery store workers right now is also alarming in the future this should not happen we should have that PPE available.
     
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    what does ppe stand for, jesus?
     
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    and all I am saying is that if your government is forcing you to wear a fucking mask on your face they had better provide it for free. What kind of bullshit is this? How am I supposed to go buy that damn mask if I am not allowed to go outside without it?
     
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  8. Le Chat Noir

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    I have a mask
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    Aren't you Brazilians the one's who try to feed carrots to a bus?

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  10. regular john

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    haha that’s crazy. in Brazil it’s more like the other way around. There aren’t enough masks even for health professionals and the president is on national tv claiming for people to go outside without the mask.
     
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  11. Brian Ortega's Goon Hand

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    i'd love if political corruption and human servitude were eliminated from the face of the Earth.

    how are you going to do it?
     
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    i have a friend in Brazil who worked in the medical field, it's insane down there now for healthcare workers.
     
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    why do I have to do it?

    sometimes we have to operate with utopia and do what we can. first step re: guns is to stop glorifying them and stop thinking it's cool to flash one around.
     
  14. Brian Ortega's Goon Hand

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    How does that make them less useful or important to own?
     
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    IMO they aren't useful or important to own for the absolute majority of the people. I never needed one. anyway that's beside the point of the post you quoted. if people have a fetish with guns then for sure they will never be "eliminated from the face of the Earth".
     
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    if there's tool that is the difference between life and death, or between liberty and slavery, you're going to have a hard time getting rid of it.

    you're projecting a fetish on an appreciation of utility. You've never needed one because everyone else has one.
    It's herd immunity to tyranny.
     
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  17. regular john

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    Interesting. and weird. so you rule out the possibility (hypothetically) of a world without guns?

    if we'd get down to this ultimate struggle you're waiting for I'd love to fight tyranny (in the world without guns) with good old muay thai.
     
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    can't roll back the clock on that invention or other inventions

    A fair fight(hand to hand) would be great, but to expect that is quite unrealistic

    and that ultimate struggle has already occurred multiple times throughout history...and unarmed populaces lost every single time.
     
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  19. regular john

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    yes I'm not advocating for an actual policy. it's just a thought.
     
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    Proper Protective Equipment

    Equipment used to keep you safe when doing a job the term is commonly used in the various fields of work...Probably originated with OSHA.
     
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    thank you
     
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    Personal Protective Equipment
     
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  23. Brian Ortega's Goon Hand

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    sure, i'd like a world without violence. But until violence is eradicated from the world, a firearm is the great equalizer.

    think you'll still be in favor of settling things with Muy Thai when you're 80?
     
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  24. regular john

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    I never settled anything with Muay Thai, probably never will have to.

    is it possible that there is a stat on the amount of people that carry guns in the US related to the number of times they actually used it related to the number of times someone used a gun that was available to them and killed others for no reason?

    I also can’t get behind the idea of “if something happens I’ll just shoot someone and get on with my day”. People get traumatized for life with post traumatic disorders. it would be so much easier to drastically reduce the amount of guns that exist in the first place.
     
  25. Brian Ortega's Goon Hand

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    since killing others for no reason only happens once or twice a year, and about 46% of Americans live in a household with a firearm...

    look, i'm all for universal disarmament, but the governments need to disarm first.
     
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