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    Covid's probably almost half way through its...

    Covid's probably almost half way through its cycle. For whatever reason, pandemics in history don't seem to last much more than a year. In most countries the number of cases and deaths is now...
  2. Well if you asked me to create a list of most...

    Well if you asked me to create a list of most severe threats to humanity it would mostly be things we're not in a position to do anything about (involving outer space - like gamma ray bursts, the sun...
  3. I would say that obviously Covid is killing more...

    I would say that obviously Covid is killing more people than Climate Change on a daily basis at the moment, so it is clearly the more urgent. If your section is subsiding gradually, you might spend...
  4. Okay then, let's try for one that's more likely...

    Okay then, let's try for one that's more likely to upset you / make you think.

    20 years ago I was a Christian. If I now wrote an article apologising to the world for all the evils of Christianity...
  5. The OP website seems to be a propaganda site for...

    The OP website seems to be a propaganda site for nuclear power. I am pro nuclear power, but a propaganda website doesn't seem to be an inherently reliable source.

    Obviously as a progressive, I...
  6. Poll: Terraceth, I don't see a point in quibbling with...

    Terraceth, I don't see a point in quibbling with you over details of alternative histories, as they are unfalsifiable. In that sense I don't find your post at all interesting or convincing.

    But,...
  7. Deaths lag cases by a few weeks. If, in a few...

    Deaths lag cases by a few weeks. If, in a few weeks, deaths haven't increased despite cases soaring, there'll be an interesting conversation to be had. Seems a bit weird to count on a miracle in...
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    CP's convinced he need not care what anyone else...

    CP's convinced he need not care what anyone else in the world thinks. He applies huge doses of willful ignorance in almost every situation. Firstly any opinions from anyone outside the US about...
  9. Poll: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand all didn't...

    Canada, Australia, and New Zealand all didn't perform that 'heroic deed' and they turned out fine. So from that perspective the war of independence does seem like a relatively senseless act of...
  10. Poll: You quoted everything JimL said about the Boston...

    You quoted everything JimL said about the Boston tea party. The context in the hyperlink doesn't add anything much... there's certainly no lengthy argument on his part that I can see, beyond the one...
  11. Poll: Okay I've voted for "kinda like". I thought about...

    Okay I've voted for "kinda like". I thought about voting for "exactly", but I think the commercial ambiguities involved in the Boston Tea Party (as per my earlier post) mean the motivations of those...
  12. Poll: I also note that the statement by JimL quoted in...

    I also note that the statement by JimL quoted in the OP is accurate:

    It was illegal and according to your definition, violent, for Bostonians to throw British tea into the sea.

    Obviously the...
  13. Poll: I'm confused as to whether the word "actors" in...

    I'm confused as to whether the word "actors" in the thread title and poll refers just to people taking action, or whether it refers to "paid actors" as a lot of protesters are often accused of being...
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    You're whinging about exact precision in the...

    You're whinging about exact precision in the death tallies? Really? And at a time when the number of new daily cases in multiple large states is the highest it's ever been? :ahem: Whatever your...
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    I think the buck stops with the leader. Trump...

    I think the buck stops with the leader. Trump seems to have done a very poor job on Covid and hundreds of thousands of Americans are dead and dying, who need not have, as a result.
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    Obviously I agree with anything I agree with.

    Obviously I agree with anything I agree with.
  17. In some countries the number of deaths seems to...

    In some countries the number of deaths seems to have dropped way off despite cases remaining the same or increasing. The virus doesn't seem to have mutated in any interesting ways though, so the...
  18. I think it's safe to assume that Biden is...

    I think it's safe to assume that Biden is sufficiently old and has sufficient cognitive decline that he won't actually do much, and that his government will be run by the people around him, like with...
  19. Okay. Your current US death rate from the US data...

    Okay. Your current US death rate from the US data is 12.3%, as per my post.

    For international-data-based reasons I suspect it isn't truly that high due to US data being faulty because I suspect...
  20. The current international figures are 491K dead,...

    The current international figures are 491K dead, 4.88M recovered. That's a 10% death rate worldwide.

    But many non-OCED countries aren't rich enough or have good enough health systems to test for...
  21. I'm sure it's possible to find some individuals...

    I'm sure it's possible to find some individuals in any group who are hypocrites or fake. So I'm sure there's some dems who are. I also think politics in the US is very corrupt, so probably a lot of...
  22. :ahem: If by "EXTREME" you mean "normal" /...

    :ahem:

    If by "EXTREME" you mean "normal" / "traditional" / "historical", or "Wanting policies that are standard in all other Western countries".

    As I mentioned elsewhere I don't think "cancel...
  23. It's not that I find any one part of your...

    It's not that I find any one part of your explanation weak, it's that I find every part of it bonkers. You seem to have cobbled together overarching theory based on random quote snippets you've...
  24. Alternative theory: Zara's 100% right and you're...

    Alternative theory: Zara's 100% right and you're 100% wrong.

    I don't think it's true to say that in every decision every SCOTUS justice simply votes their politics. They do actually, sometimes,...
  25. High unemployment currently due to covid,...

    High unemployment currently due to covid, especially among black people, is leading to a lot of people with time on their hands, which they are now able to use in civic protests to express complaints...
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