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1 hour ago, turtlespeed said:

Yes. He said it.

. . . .

Not so much a “what the actual fuck” moment, as it is face palm because of unpolished speech.

Is it too much to expect that the "Leader of the Free World" could polish his public speech so his sycophants don't have to offer excuses and translations.

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There isn't an interpretation of Trump's statement that says anything other than "I'm more interested in the numbers and how they reflect, rather than whether we're on the right track as a country in a global pandemic."

Wendy P.

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35 minutes ago, kallend said:

Is it too much to expect that the "Leader of the Free World" could polish his public speech so his sycophants don't have to offer excuses and translations.

That is tough to do with dementia.

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16 hours ago, wmw999 said:

Man oh man. This, too, is a “what the actual fuck” moment. 
Wendy P. 

 

15 hours ago, JerryBaumchen said:

Hi Wendy,

I does seem as though Our National Idiot has a lot of those 'moments.'

:ohmygod:

Jerry Baumchen

Much more the 'What the Actual Fuck' moment of the week.

 

 

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6 hours ago, billvon said:

Always get a kick out of all the Trump supporters who say "sure, what he said sounded stupid, but what he really meant was . . . ."

Absolutely correct! The level of self deception they will go to, to ensure that their idol Trump is innocent. Notice how the language is ‘well he didn’t really say that’, they have bought Trumps propaganda hook line and sinker.

Of course if Biden happens to mis speak or forget  line or two, it is irrefutable evidence that he is not competent.

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4 minutes ago, kallend said:

The Lancet is one of the world's most prestigious medical journals, ranked #2 in the world.

Unfortunately trump, his cabinet, Dr. Rand Paul and his supporters have never hear of it. Does it advertise in the National Enquirer?

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35 minutes ago, Phil1111 said:

Unfortunately trump, his cabinet, Dr. Rand Paul and his supporters have never hear of it. Does it advertise in the National Enquirer?

Rand Paul has heard of it. Doesn’t mean much, but he’s a doctor, therefore he’s heard of it. It’s that significant.  
Wendy P. 

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40 minutes ago, wmw999 said:

Rand Paul has heard of it. Doesn’t mean much, but he’s a doctor, therefore he’s heard of it. It’s that significant.  

Well, Rand Paul is also the guy who was exposed to COVID-19, got tested - and then went to the gym before the test results were back.  He's pretty much the definition of "me first."

 

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55 minutes ago, wmw999 said:

Rand Paul has heard of it. Doesn’t mean much, but he’s a doctor, therefore he’s heard of it. It’s that significant.  
Wendy P. 

I knew he is a doctor but I didn't know what kind so I goggled him when I posted that. I was going to joke that he was a doctor for those that can't see. Then I was going to say he was a chiropractor a graduate of the Guadalajara school of  chiropractors. But I digress. Given his general ignorance IMO it would be speculation that he's heard of or read the Lancet.

Once again I digress but insulting republicans is such fun. All this social isolation is making my mind wander like a trumpite.

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51 minutes ago, phantomII said:

One really has to admire the double standards when  it comes to testing.

Continous or even daily testing in the White House.
Testing for the common folks is overrated.

Well, testing for the proles makes Trump's numbers look bad.  He told us as much.

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On 5/15/2020 at 6:29 AM, olofscience said:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/15/wuhan-residents-queues-coronavirus-mass-testing-begins

Even if they announce that they've completed the tests, you'll say they're lying anyway

Personally, your eagerness to criticize his skepticism is more peculiar to me, especially when Wuhan's testing capacity is 100k per day in extreme circumstances and have so far tested about 2 million in almost 2 months - and now suddenly everything's supposed to be scaled by 30 times in 10 days? 

 

From Your Article:

"Wuhan tested about 1.79 million people between 1 April and 13 May"

"In one residential block, more than 2,000 people were tested on Tuesday, but medics reportedly ran out of labels and reagents, which complicated efforts"

 

From Phil's article:

"Wuhan’s authorities would have to conduct at least 730,000 tests a day to finish within 10 days, even after excluding people who had already been recently tested."

"That is several times the current testing capacity in Wuhan, which the paper said could conduct 100,000 tests a day under extreme circumstances."

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Just now, Coreece said:

From your article:

"It is unclear how Wuhan will procure enough testing kits and process all the samples, and whether such a broad, systematic approach is the best use of resources. . ."

:p

I agree with that. Even if they do it or if they do it in a limited time frame. It seems as if its an exercise in braggado.

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54 minutes ago, Coreece said:

Personally, your eagerness to criticize his skepticism is more peculiar to me, especially when Wuhan's testing capacity is 100k per day in extreme circumstances and have so far tested about 2 million in almost 2 months - and now suddenly everything's supposed to be scaled by 30 times in 10 days? 

I happened to know a bit about how PCR tests work, so why is that peculiar?

That wasn't the original skepticism. The original skepticism was just "they're LYING because they're China" and not much reasoning behind it. Skepticism needs to be justified rather than simply based on emotion.

Unless you're trying to identify something about my motivations or looking for an ad hominem argument...are you?

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12 minutes ago, olofscience said:

I happened to know a bit about how PCR tests work, so why is that peculiar?

That wasn't the original skepticism. The original skepticism was just "they're LYING because they're China" and not much reasoning behind it. Skepticism needs to be justified rather than simply based on emotion.

Unless you're trying to identify something about my motivations or looking for an ad hominem argument...are you?

ad hominem argument, BINGO. The concept that the second largest economy would do something better than the largest is grating to the ego. If China tells one lie its the same as if America tells ten. Even though trump himself has stated that America has ceded the production of drugs and medical equipment to China. That America needs to seize back such capabilities.Everything China does is suspect.

Because, because, their communists and the GOP stands for integrity, honesty, for freedom of accountability.

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8 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

WTF is the point of holding a convention to decide what has already been decided?

(I mean, besides stroking Hair Twitler's ego?)

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1 minute ago, ryoder said:

WTF is the point of holding a convention to decide what has already been decided?

(I mean, besides stroking Hair Twitler's ego?)

I'm predicting that it will not happen as planned in the end. It will be a hollowed out sort of convention. The GOP is all about old men. They are not necessarily stupid old men who want to get sick.

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It seems that locking people up for non violent and trivial offenses is not the greatest idea after all. Keeping them locked up proliferates the infections, and releasing them into an economy where they haven't got and can't get a job and have no resources just creates more problems.

Our criminal justice system needs a major overhaul.

 

Country Prison population Population per 100,000
US 2,193,798 737
CHINA 1,548,498 118
RUSSIA 874,161 615
BRAZIL 371,482 193

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10 hours ago, gowlerk said:

I'm predicting that it will not happen as planned in the end. It will be a hollowed out sort of convention. The GOP is all about old white men. They are not necessarily stupid old men who want to get sick. Well the odd one isn't stupid.

FIFY

Congratulations, Manitoba has now gone six days without a single new case of C-19. With a population of 1.4 million right next to Minnesota which has deaths doubling every three weeks.

It's now up to you to carry the load. You must not leave the cab. Hold it till you get home!

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