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Enter science and data.

I asked him if that were the case, why didn’t Florida have the most per-capita cases in the country? Dumbfounded, he said that “thousands” were dying from exposure in Florida still. (No, they aren’t.) He insisted that the states with the worst numbers for COVID were Republican-run states. I then asked him which of the states had the worst numbers. “SOUTH DAKOTA!” he screamed in my face. “They don’t have a mask mandate and they have more deaths by population than any other state.”

Knowing that was factually inaccurate, I asked him how much he was willing to bet that South Dakota wasn’t even in the top five of worst states. Practically having a stroke by this point, my maskhole sparring partner told me that South Dakota was one of the top states in the country, even when not factoring for the population. “They are either first or second in deaths per capita,” he asserted. Due to this amazing invention called the internet, I pulled up World-o-Meter’s COVID-19 statistics on my phone and read them out loud to him. Sorting the data by deaths per million population, it showed that the top 3 were all blue states. I showed him on my phone that not only did South Dakota not make the top five, it barely made the top 10, coming in tenth per capita, and 41st in the nation for overall deaths. As I continued to show him this data, he was now standing right next to me reading my phone. “See!” he continued, “it is because they don’t have a mask mandate.”

This is everything I have been trying to teach all of you here, to no avail. The link goes on to quote the idiot leftist

Yet when I asked him why of the top 10, the top 9 all had mask mandates, he pivoted to the final argument:

“I get what those numbers say, but I am still going to wear a mask to help other people feel more comfortable.”

The trap was sprung.

He knew at that moment he had screwed up. Mask-mandates do nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19, full-stop. The data shows it, the numbers coming out of these states show it, and any state that has lifted their mask-mandates has not seen an increase in cases or deaths (aside from the predicted second wave) after the action was taken. Masks are worthless, aside from the performative relief it provides certain people.

What am I to do with those who don't like facts? They know 2+2=4 but refuse to admit it.
 

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uh huh more deaths from covid than all American soldiers dead during ww2. No biggie.
 

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uh huh more deaths from covid than all American soldiers dead during ww2. No biggie.
Ventilators and hand grenades...a useless comparison.
 

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Ventilators and hand grenades...a useless comparison.
Does your disapproval of my comment dismiss the almost six hundred thousand dead? As a maskhole myself I'm just wondering? I went to the store this morning and wore a mask and I've had two shots. Because of the people who refuse to get vaccinated or wear a mask, I have to take extra precautions to protect myself. I would rather be a live maskhole than a dead denier.
 

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Does your disapproval of my comment dismiss the almost six hundred thousand dead?
No.
As a maskhole myself I'm just wondering? I went to the store this morning and wore a mask and I've had two shots.
Me, too.
Because of the people who refuse to get vaccinated or wear a mask, I have to take extra precautions to protect myself.
I do it because my Governor still says I have to.
I would rather be a live maskhole than a dead denier.
I am neither a maskhole or a denier. I'm smarter than those people.
 

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In my best English accent acquired by watching British telly I say "oh dear".
 

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This is everything I have been trying to teach all of you here, to no avail. The link goes on to quote the idiot leftist



What am I to do with those who don't like facts? They know 2+2=4 but refuse to admit it.

When people are afraid, they will do things to stave off their fear.

When they are kept in a state of terror (as our Media and Socialist elements in government are pushing) they will willingly believe all propaganda and obey any "orders" in exchange for a little more promised "safety and security."

This is the goal of authoritarians. Convince the masses that only by obeying and demonstrating obedience can they be protected from "The Threat." That anyone who does not obey, IS "The Threat."

This gives the authoritarians both access to more power, and a scapegoat to use to maintain that power.

So wearing masks, and fearing people who don't is just the desired result.
 
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When people are afraid, they will do things to stave off their fear.

When they are kept in a state of terror (as our Media and Socialist elements in government are pushing) they will willingly believe all propaganda and obey any "orders" in exchange for a little more promised "safety and security."

This is the goal of authoritarians. Convince the masses that only by obeying and demonstrating obedience can they be protected from "The Threat." That anyone who does not obey, IS "The Threat."

This gives the authoritarians both access to more power, and a scapegoat to use to maintain that power.

So wearing masks, and fearing people who don't is just the desired result.
What's up; did the conspiracy forum get too crowded?
 

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Who said that?
No. Who said, "it is no biggie"? The amount of people who died from its per capita is nowhere near the number of people who died per capita in the Spanish flu and we didn't have anywhere near the elderly population or overcrowding then. This virus is not even a blip on what has happened over the centuries when you take into consideration how out of shape and old and crowded humanity is today.

The virus doesn't care about a human's petty desire to live to 95.
 

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When people are afraid, they will do things to stave off their fear.

When they are kept in a state of terror (as our Media and Socialist elements in government are pushing) they will willingly believe all propaganda and obey any "orders" in exchange for a little more promised "safety and security."

This is the goal of authoritarians. Convince the masses that only by obeying and demonstrating obedience can they be protected from "The Threat." That anyone who does not obey, IS "The Threat."

This gives the authoritarians both access to more power, and a scapegoat to use to maintain that power.

So wearing masks, and fearing people who don't is just the desired result.
Oh CA, you were so close to finally posting something true. If you just change the word "socialist" to "conservative" you nailed. It wasnt democrats storming the capital. Or ranting about deficits causing "hyperinflation, dollar collapse, market to zero" under President Obama. Or that a secret muslim kenyan wanted to destroy America. Or wearing a mask is destroying freedom.
 

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I wonder if they said they would stop writing articles if the number of COVID dead, according to the CDC, was over a certain amount and it was.
 

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Self fluffing is not a valid reason for an OP.
I consider myself a teacher for the liberals in here. This OP is educational material and it is duly noted no one can dispute the facts of the article.
 

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Does your disapproval of my comment dismiss the almost six hundred thousand dead? As a maskhole myself I'm just wondering? I went to the store this morning and wore a mask and I've had two shots. Because of the people who refuse to get vaccinated or wear a mask, I have to take extra precautions to protect myself. I would rather be a live maskhole than a dead denier.
Nice virtue signaling, but we don't buy into your fear and hysteria.
 

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Hilarious. Anyone being 'taught' by you is destined to remain uneducated.
Some people want to keep taking the blue pills. I understand that. There's much to be said for remaining in ignorance. Adam and Eve were better off ignorant in Paradise according to some belief systems who think the devil was the bad guy.
 

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"We"? Speak for yourself.
I think I speak for the rational conservatives here who laugh at liberals donning 2 masks like our demented fool Biden while walking their dogs
 

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do masks have holes in Russia?
 
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