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Spin Zone / Re: phrases I don't want to hear anymore
« on: Today at 10:37:13 PM »
"It's just a ride in a cattle car. For your safety"

You guys are correct, a much better analysis here:
John Roberts is such a fucking pussy. He is treating SCOTUS as an extra appeals court, instead of the final court.

This was a perfect opportunity to create a landmark ruling on the separation of powers. Instead, he kicked it down to the Appeals Court again.

He has done this time and time again. Pussy.

Spin Zone / Re: I WANT this woman as Prez!!!!!
« on: Today at 01:07:02 PM »
Well I am firmly invested in Kristi Noem as the next President after Trump.

Spin Zone / Re: Election Strategy Going Forward
« on: Today at 01:02:54 PM »
Hillary and whoever the nobody that was her running mate wasn't bad enough?

The DNC is really going with Biden?
I don’t think so. At the convention here in Milwaukee Biden will have an “episode”.  The delegates, out of pure honor and respect, won’t force Biden to proceed, so he will fail on the first vote.

Bernie delegates will make a fuss that he’s on deck, but the delegates will find an reason for Bernie to fail vote #2.

They will painfully and thoughtfully proceed through several more votes until a dark horse (I know, I’m racist) candidate miraculously rises from the ashes of near disaster to win the nomination and bring the democrats to victory.

Everyone will know that the dark horse was already selected and voted upon in April or May, but that will never leak out with a compliant media, and it will look like the democrats really have their act together.

At least until that first debate with Trump.

Spin Zone / Re: Mask
« on: Today at 12:21:18 PM »
Bussing infected patients to nursing homes, but releasing infected prisoners into society.

This isn’t about Covid, people.

It’s the implantation of Orwell’s 1984.

Spin Zone / Re: Who on the left coast laid down this rubber?
« on: Today at 11:31:34 AM »
Burning rubber is a crime in Canada? 

Spin Zone / Re: Mask
« on: Today at 11:28:08 AM »
A surgical mask reused might do this.  My multilayer mask simply will not.  The inner layer of high density cotton might get damp, but the coffee filter won't, nor will the outer layer of high density cotton, nor will the outermost layer of T-shirt fabric.  Moreover it gets washed on a daily basis.  Surgical masks are made to be used once and discarded.  If used appropriately they won't develop unsafe conditions either.
Have you seen what happens to a cotton T-shirt that is washed every day?  Eventually you can see through it.

Spin Zone / Re: Mask
« on: Today at 08:48:38 AM »
My $3 mask is better than most masks worn in hospitals.  Of course, my wife is a doctor and she made our masks herself. 
Of course, the $3 doesn't include the cost of the $2,000 sewing machine.

But to be perfectly honest, I feel my stated position is based on logic and the best information available.  Personally, I'd just as soon nobody wears a mask.  That way either a whole lot of people will develop a more robust immune system, or they will die removing a bunch of weaklings from the gene pool.  It will probably also take out a lot of people that think they don't need to wear a mask because they are so tough.

So pardon the hell out of me if I don't care if you, and a whole bunch of other people die.  The world has too many people anyway.  My biggest regret is that might leave me in a world populated mostly with liberals.
Sometimes you’ve got to clear the deadwood so the forest doesn’t burn.

Spin Zone / Re: phrases I don't want to hear anymore
« on: Today at 08:31:15 AM »
“It’s just a mask.”

Spin Zone / Re: Mask
« on: Today at 08:29:39 AM »
What I take away from this is that Vietnamese cloth masks are better than nothing, but Vietnamese medical masks are better than cloth masks.  That's what their data indicate.  What i don't know is what they mean by "cloth mask".  My cloth mask is three layers of T-shirt fabric sandwiching a coffee filter.  I suspect it is thicker and more effective than most surgical masks.

All that said, this study is actually fairly useless, as it tests the wrong thing.  I never said my mask would keep me safe from the virus, I doubt in the strongest possible terms that it will.  I do think it will attenuate the spread of virus should I become infected.  That is a separate question that they did not address in this study.
Did you miss the part about an INCREASED risk of infection by wearing a mask?

Spin Zone / Re: Mask
« on: Today at 08:13:55 AM »
Key words being "managed and mitigated" risk.  We pay hundreds of dollars for "certified" parts that would cost $5 on the open market because the government tells us to.  Pilots take recurrent training because the government tells us to.  IFR pilots won't fly in IMC if they are not "current" per the FAA rules.  We don't drink and fly, we don't fly over gross, we make sure we have that stupid little compass correction card that nobody ever uses because the government mandates us to "be safe".

But people don't want to wear a $3 mask because they are not 100% guaranteed to keep them from catching a serious disease.  Perhaps as pilots, we should fly in IMC using only an Ipad because it is not guaranteed to kill us.
Your $3 mask can likely create a moisture spot in front of your nose and mouth that acts as a wick when you walk through an aerosol germ cloud, allowing you to breath in the germs when you’re well past the person who sneezed or cough.

So pardon the hell out of me if I don’t want to risk my own health so you feel more comfortable.

Spin Zone / Re: If masks are so necessary...
« on: July 08, 2020, 02:32:29 PM »
Our government under more competent leadership was able to stop each of these well before they became epidemic in this country.
Bullshit. What did the government do to “stop” them?  Facts, not hyperbole. 

Spin Zone / Re: Mask
« on: July 08, 2020, 12:25:00 PM »

Spin Zone / Re: If masks are so necessary...
« on: July 08, 2020, 12:09:02 PM »
Follow up spikes are not inevitable.  There was no follow up spike to Zika, Ebola, SARS or MERS.  If we Americans behaved with even a lick of sense we'd have had this nipped in the bud long ago.  We don't and we're all suffering the consequences.  I suspect we're going to keep suffering the consequences well into the next year and possibly beyond.
Yet for those other viruses we took no extraordinary measures as a society to “stop the spread.” 

Now in 2020 it’s treated so differently.

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