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    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
    Ok - perhaps this is true. In this case then, wouldn't the most effective defense be mechanical filtration (mask)? Why are they not promoting that - its less invasive, more effective, and cost much less. Also, you do agree that hand washing would reduce a contact transmission of the disease? Despite the most common transmission of the flu being airborne, it is communicable through surface contact - thats still a fact right? So washing one's hands reduces the potential of flu infection, while reducing many other infections as well. As for the media/medical/pharma industrial complex hysteria, what are they pushing the hardest? The mask? Which approach would yield more proffits - hand washing, a mask, or the shot? I mean, the same people who will tell you to wash your hands will stress the need for a shot over anything. If one were to assume that their objective was to prevent the spread of the flu, they would be promoting masks - handing them out like condoms on a college campus. However, if they were to choose a mode of transmission that would best support the argument for a shot, they may just as well back the airborne transmission as being the most common cause of infection. They could argue the social awkwardness of the mask, and just give the false expectation that the flu's effects will be reduced in severity and duration. Not sure if I'm making sense here, but I look at the tactics a little differently - perhaps one of us has a confirmation bias at play. I think the flu shot is really just a scam, that's making some people lots of money. For what it may be worth, it is my opinion. Your body, your choice.
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    10-19-2018, 09:08 PM
    I've been fortunate in that my immune system seems to be pretty good, and have not felt the need to augment it for the common flu. If I were pressed to give someone advice, I would say, "WASH YOUR FKING HANDS"! Good hygiene is probably just as effective as the flu shot, and much less invasive/risky. Having said all that, I could be persuaded to get a shot if I thought the reward/risk and probability of a desired outcome compelled me to do so.
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    10-19-2018, 11:06 AM
    I don't think Rand will run again. He does good work in the Senate, but he rubbed elbows with the good ole boys for too long to be able to pull off POTUS for the masses. I think celebs will be the new norm. Clooney (D) vs The Rock (R) 2024
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    10-19-2018, 11:03 AM
    jllundqu replied to a thread Vote. in Grassroots Central
    Allow me to posit another theory. What will move us toward more human freedom... truly? I am a firm believer that we need nothing short of some serious hard times for the ball to be moved even in inch in that direction. Therefore it follows that whatever will bring us closer to 'hard times' would be the most appropriate remedy to the current predicament, no? I say let the Ocasio Corez's and the Bernies and Antifa wield the levers of power for a while... I'm here in flyover country and we've been WAITING for such an event... this will end up with one of several likely scenarios: 1) Secession/Peaceful dissolution, 2) Civil Conflict 3) Fill in the blank.... I think any outcome is better than preserving the status quo. To summarize: Let them come.
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    10-18-2018, 08:51 PM
    ^ winner
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    10-18-2018, 04:16 PM
    My thoughts exactly. Very suspect. The usual suspects who generally give fellatio to the Saudis are all sabre rattling and talking about 'consequences.' Pence, Graham, all are turning on the House of Saud
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    10-18-2018, 03:47 PM
    Killdozer
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    10-18-2018, 03:45 PM
    Humans are fickle things. I think Ron Paul was right. Freedom was popular... however seeing that logic and reason often give way to charlatans selling fear and emotion... when Ron Paul was kicked to the wayside, many let their emotions turn to anger, and Trump was swept into office. I still hold that Tytler's Cycle of Democracies holds true. There isn't much this country can do to avoid the pain that's coming. Ron Paul could've post-poned things a little, Trump may do the same. In the end I think it will result in positive change. We will have some serious hard times ahead, but humans have always met the challenge. Let us hope we are still able to do so. What this country needs is more strong hard men, and you know what they say... hard times create strong men. We can be thankful, in a way, for the coming hard times.
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    10-17-2018, 08:56 PM
    LOL... Yup... yer gonna do it. Its repeal time... Those republicans are going to repeal obamacare. Who believes this sh!t?
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    10-16-2018, 07:28 PM
    brushfire replied to a thread Horseface in U.S. Political News
    Add her to the horseface hall of fame...
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    10-15-2018, 07:43 PM
    The catalog company that missed the internet. Instead, their brilliant leadership chased Nordstrom. They shunned their heritage, just like VW did to the compact car, and HD did with the development of the v-rod. "We're not a catalog company any more - we sell more than tools... Come see our softer side". Morons... What was wrong with being the catalog king? The same morons that shrugged off the catalog went and acquired lands end (a catalog company), after spending tons trying to shed their catalog reputation. What was wrong with tools? People were willing to pay more to buy craftsman - the screwdriver/prybar/chisel that was a must have for the average household. How's that shareholder value treatin' ya? Hey, maybe after the company is a total ash heap, ridding them selves of their "executive talent", and shareholder value, they can start an online catalog business?
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    10-09-2018, 08:14 AM
    If they aren't breaking any laws, what do they have to hide?
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    10-01-2018, 07:53 PM
    There are low caste folks in IT - folks from family farms who can also afford to buy "luxury products". While it seems that Indians are still very socially/class aware, there are plenty who have penetrated the caste system. If your point is that there are people who will buy for status, I didnt get the impression that HD was even on the radar... A "motorbike" is a common folk mode of transportation. Folks with money will hire a full time driver, to drive them in their Audi diesel, or Mercedes Benz (fully equipped with crash bumpers and heavy duty nerf bars). The common folk arent going to be buying HD's any time soon - they'd rather spend a month's salary on a phone or tech gadget, and continue to ride their Yamahas, Heros, and the occasional `Enfield.
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    10-01-2018, 03:56 PM
    LOL - now HD can more competitively sell their bikes to a country who's average household income is $290 per month... If 100cc yammi can ride 5 up, a big ol hawg should get 50+. Is this even news worthy? Did HD come out with a 100cc econo-model? You're big pimpin' in India if you have a 350 cc Royal Enfield.
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    10-01-2018, 03:27 PM
    Pour bleach on my crotch? - "You'll look real funny eating corn on the cob with no fking teeth!"
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    10-01-2018, 02:44 PM
    Seems to be the only vulnerability in DC. You can swindle tax payers, completely defraud orphanages - screw over the country blind, without recourse. But if you fk your intern, text a picture of your c0ck, lift a skirt of a high school classmate, or play with your c0ck-n-ballz in front of some drunk coeds, you're finished. At least there is some vulnerability - maybe that should be employed more frequently?
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    09-28-2018, 10:08 PM
    "I didnt come here to lose!"
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    09-28-2018, 09:06 PM
    "Tower, this is daffy duck, I just lost my whip! Oh wait... Its over there."
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    09-28-2018, 07:31 PM
    My all time favorite...
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    09-28-2018, 12:49 PM
    GOP are so stupid. Democrats played them once again.
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    09-28-2018, 12:20 PM
    Unbelievably beautiful! He is my favorite in Congress, by far.
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    09-25-2018, 08:33 PM
    We must have periodic socialism...
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    09-25-2018, 08:29 PM
    I despise both subjects... Both are instruments of the swamp.
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    09-24-2018, 02:58 PM
    Peking Opera - best browser around : https://www.opera.com
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    Crazy 'bout that hard headed woman o' mine.

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    Yeah. Wilson paved the way for FDR, just as Lincoln paved the way for Wilson.
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    Well... like I say - It's not meant to be a quote

    I like the Old Testament for the history of that part of the world, particularly the history of the Jews.

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    nah... I don't think so ("don't kill" vs "don't murder")

    I like the King James Version "don't kill". He assembled the greatest biblical scholars in Europe at the time - arguably the most intensely researched translation in history.

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