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TriGirl last won the day on September 20 2021

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  1. TriGirl


    Trump only had COVID to deal with for 9 months of his administration, and no Delta variant. People wore masks and observed lockdowns (schools, public events, theme parks). Biden has been in office for 10 months, with Delta, more in-person learning, a lot more travel opportunities -- and fewer deaths during that time. Even with the conspiracy nuts refusing to be vaccinated or protecting their fellow citizens by keeping their germs to themselves, Biden is still doing better than Trump did.
  2. I'm going to disagree with that simple assessment. If deficit caused inflation, we would have already seen massive inflation during the previous administration. These spending proposals have nothing on the tax cuts (causing severe deficit) from the previous administration.
  3. What's the deal with him now not happy with $1.5 trillion, down from $3.5 trillion? (over 10 years, to be clear). I only saw the headline, but yeah, that's some BS right there. EDIT: Okay, it's $1.75 trillion. Still, that's still some BS. He's making it sound like no one knows where the funding will come from, when that has been an important talking/negotiating point these past couple of weeks. Not sure what he thinks is "dangerous" to the economy, or on which parts are unclear to him. Seems like just attention-getting talking points at this stage. :S
  4. That's only single-layer. He's just trying to hide his identity because he knows he's doing something illegal, not trying to stop the spread of a deadly virus.
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    What Bill also forgot to address was your choice of terms. The vaccine does reduce infection, but mostly it significantly reduces the ability to transmit once infected, reduces hospitalizations and greatly reduces the chance of death if infected. Add in that only in the very beginning of the vaccination effort did we think the chances of a vaccinated person transmitting the virus to be close to nil (recall the guidance was you could remove your mask only if you were vaccinated, whereas unvaccinated people were still asked to keep their germs to themselves). Besides that point, we were still encouraged to continue the other preventive measures in addition to getting vaccinated. All these methods together could have stopped this virus by now. Eradicated? Probably not, but the variants (Delta specifically) wouldn't have wreaked such havoc on our population had people implemented all options at their disposal to protect each other. The vaccine does help the person who gets it. But more importantly, it helps society as a whole by making it harder for the virus to flourish. It also helps those who can't be protected by the vaccine, such as those with compromised immune systems and young children.
  6. That's exactly what I was thinking when I read the post before yours. Not only did you beat me to it, you had the images to back it up. :)
  7. A few corrections here. She is not military. We have eight uniformed services, but only six branches of military (five of which are defense department). DoD -- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force Other uniformed services -- Coast Guard (military, in my book), NOAA and Public Health Service. The last one is the only one where you don't have to promote through the ranks to reach the top.
  8. Terrible news! I never met him (that I know of), but appreciated all his contributions to the sport. Very sad loss.
  9. My Operations Coordinator is an Air Force MSgt. My Operations Assistant is a DoD civilian (as is the A/DATT, though that is currently vacant). My new Security Cooperation Officer is an Army major, who will eventually get a Navy E6 or E7 as his own OpsCo. We are fully purple here. The Marine security guard program falls under the authority of the regional security officer (RSO), not the defense attaché. Officers associated with the MCESG are regional commanders. Just wanted to clear that up. :)
  10. She said she's in a diplomatic post, not that she's a diplomat. I am a diplomat. I'm the defense attaché. (Now I have to stop posting my political opinions here, since now you all know).
  11. To be fair, I'm in a diplomatic post, where we have issues every single day. Plus, I'm the only Marine.
  12. Even I let my subordinates (now that I have some here) choose which days they want to telework or take a day off.
  13. But why is someone else deciding which day I must take my rest?
  14. I'll say it again: we need to add some kind of qualification in order even to be eligible to run for president. I would say at least a familiarity with the rights, responsibilities and limits of the job to which you are applying would be a good place to start.