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  1. Wll, that's convenient since this Administration has admitted it can't "stop the virus." Just stop reporting on it. Sure is nice to have allies... https://apnews.com/article/omicron-changing-news-outlets-covid-data-da9272f7c4c8a109c3bfb56bed9e9c76 NEW YORK (AP) — For two years, coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations have been widely used barometers of the pandemic’s march across the world. But the omicron wave is making a mess of the usual statistics, forcing news organizations to rethink the way they report such figures. For that reason, The Associated Press has recently told its editors and reporters to avoid emphasizing case counts in stories about the disease. That means, for example, no more stories focused solely on a particular country or state setting a one-day record for number of cases, because that claim has become unreliable.
  2. https://www.npr.org/2022/01/11/1072123333/justice-department-domestic-terrorism-unit https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/justice-department-s-domestic-terrorism-unit-should-come-new-terrorism-n1287388
  3. I'm putting this here since this is the main political thread, but it could easily go in the WTF thread or numerous others: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4995564/senator-cruz-questions-fbi-official-ray-epps-role-january-6 Cruz to senior FBI official: "Did the FBI have any agents or confidential informants in the crowd on January 6th? Answer: "Sir, I can't answer that." Why not?
  4. In separate but related events for this vaccine that does not prevent the illness it was designed to prevent: Judge orders release of FDA/Pfizer Covid documents and Vaccinated women experience longer menstrual cycles I love this line: Helluva way to do your real-time research...
  5. That's the part of post you concentrated on? I begin to understand today's military...
  6. A) So all of the roughly 10,000 uniformed personnel across DoD that are not getting this non-preventative vaccine are "whiny, entitled bitches?" Not to mention the civilians who bailed rather than submit? Me included, but that didn't take much for me to retire and cash the check. Of course, having had Covid doesn't carry weight for immunity for DoD, only the non-preventative vaccine. Nice B) DoD is losing approximately 10,000 uniformed personnel who are among the 1% or so of the population that is willing to serve. How many of those would recommend a military career? Sure seems an own goal, but if it gets rid of the "entitled," then so be it. C) If any military order produces 10,000 casualties, and for accounting purposes, these 10,000 are, for no mission results, is that really effective and efficient leadership? Interesting how you went the full Hitler when no one else did. Never go full Hitler...
  7. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-judge-blocks-pentagon-punishing-navy-seals-who-refused-covid-19-vaccine-2022-01-04/ It's a temporary start anyway. If it's upheld all the way up to SCOTUS, I will be glad. As well as wonder how DoD will handle the lawsuits from those already separated. But getting rid of around 10,000 personnel was worth it to make a (worthless) point, right?
  8. Errrm, completely different topic?! Or some Navy thing? No, don't get up, I'll let myself out...
  9. For that dementia patient, it probably still feels like the first week a la "Fifty First Dates." But at least there are no mean tweets. Of course, he couldn't figure it out to send one, but still...
  10. Biden 2020: I have a plan to shut down the virus. Biden 2021: The states have to solve this. Also Biden: I'm mandating everyone in the executive branch get a vaccine. As well as everyone who works at a company with more than 100 employees. And anyone who has a federal contract. But not any illegal aliens who cross the border. Or Afghans that I let in with no screening. If the mandate was such a great idea, why not go the full monty and make it nationwide/everybody? I hope SCOTUS hands him his ass. But I'm not sure they will. Thanks, John Roberts! Latest trial balloon is the vaccine will be required to travel interstate. Again, hello, SCOTUS?
  11. It would be interesting to see the cost-benefit analysis in an after-action by DoD regarding the blanket order, ostensibly designed to save lives and the efficiency of the fighting force, and the dollars sunk/experience lost for those who are refusing, for whatever reason, this order. Napkin-level figures, but call it 10,000 AD across the Department. Not all are going to be basics or first assignment enlisted, just as not all are going to be senior, soon-to-retire senior ranks, officer and enlisted. Compare those to the numbers that were expected to be lost -death or disability - to China virus in the Department. How much time and energy has been expended in the administrative process to review all the exception requests, not to mention the discharge process. But it's only taxpayer money, so who cares? Next is on to prepping for the coup and rooting out those "extremists!" https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/2024-election-result-coup-trump-b1978961.html
  12. Stay tuned for scenes from the next episode of "Yellowstone..."
  13. So Trump killed 220,000 people due to China virus last year. But Biden's plan to beat the virus has killed more than double that this year. And, supposedly, we're gonna get told to learn to live with the virus, but those who aren't vaccinated yet will still die tonight. Quite the reuniting of the country. But no mean tweets...that's something. In the looking for the silver lining in all the madness, Hillary still isn't and won't be President.
  14. Simply doesn't matter. If he(assuming) "sincerely believes" this, then DoD/USAF's own rules state he should be granted the accomodation. Unless they bow to political pressure. Color me shocked. Likewise at those who scoff at such held beliefs. I pity any subordinates who came to you for help. You don't have to agree with those beliefs, but to simply toss them aside says much.
  15. Guess that depends on which of the non-vaccine vaccines you marched happily in to receive: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/12/16/1064909742/cdc-vote-narrow-use-of-johnson-and-johnson-covid-vaccine But trust the science...
  16. Not a biblical scholar and not my fight, but the Bible does distinctly differentiate between murder and war. It doesn't equate them as the same. As to ending WWII, there's an awful lot of descendants on both sides who are here today because we dropped two nukes rather than invade Japan proper after Japan started that war with us.
  17. My biggest and saddest realization during the Kung flu is just how many Americans happily/blindly/cooperatively (take your pick) gave up their individuality and ability to make personal health decisions. I am shocked to see how many working level law enforcement went along with the madness "because they were ordered to." The military is a little different case because they can order it and fighting a lawful order takes guts/financial resources/ability to care for family while fighting. Yet a not insequential number did so. Next big revelation was how many other "demoncracies" went the full monty fascist when given a chance. Some happy campers on this thread. Not hard to play "guess the fascist in waiting."
  18. You see "mild course" whereas I see "future studies." Those views will never meet. Accept it.
  19. Welp, Big Blue has got nearly 8,000 to boot or be considered all talk. No second or third order effects here...
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