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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    That's a very stoic approach, I like it. "You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    I didn't even post ITT until page 15, unless I have Alzheimer's and dementia. I think everything I've said has been rational
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    I think it's crazy these days to laugh off people burning down banks or restaurants, we've seen plenty of that sort of thing the past 16 months in this country and in other countries. South Africa and France are on the brink, Haiti and Cuba are up in arms, etc. Yeah I would take these concerns...
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    Everything affects everything else and it's smart to anticipate two steps ahead for what's coming. If a liberal/left wing push toward authoritarian policies will cause a reactionary right wing populist response it's wise to consider if the policies of today are worth what it might cost tomorrow...
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    Everything is complicated for Americans because we have enumerated and unenumerated rights that people in other countries have no concept of. The right to freely travel is a right Americans have that the Chinese don't. So what happens when an American wants to travel to China? Other countries...
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    How is a law mandating vaccine passports a preference of the venue? Any time there are civil or criminal penalties for not doing something, it's state enforcement. There is a difference between this and smoking in that there's no vaccination available for people to voluntarily take that would...
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    These kinds of policies are essentially forced vaccinations in all but name, if you create discriminatory laws aimed at unvaccinated people you are using state force to compel Spare a thought for those poor Amish
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    Plenty are advocating for that
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    Doctors, like lawyers, can give recommendations in an advisory capacity but ultimately it's up to the patient/client to sign off on the major decisions. Appeals to science are tired. What if someone is Amish? You can appeal to science all day with them but in the end they make a personal...
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    This can be cultural too, I can speak for eastern european immigrants at least, most of us have little reason to trust "the system" either. We come from countries where the system is notorious for its corruption, at least within the living memory of the past several generations. It's certainly...
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    It's super interesting, I don't want to dilute Sowell's points by bastardizing them, but a lot of this stuff makes sense when you realize that southern white rednecks and black americans emerged from a very similar culture. Black americans migrated from the south into the northern cities, they...
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    Update on Team vaccination rates

    Read Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell. He details how redneck culture is connected to black american culture.
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    So are politics fair game now?

    Let's talk about politics in fantasy i.e. Dune and 40k.
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    OT: Richard Sherman arrested and denied bail!

    There are no politicians who supported defunding the police? I find it hard to believe some of you guys even believe half the things you say
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    OT: Richard Sherman arrested and denied bail!

    I didn't ask you for anything nor did I quote you directly; I just said, generally, to anyone who's reading, it's okay to admit if you're wrong or didn't know something. I'm an attorney, yes. and you clearly did say the things you deny saying. We have eyeballs.

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