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[#] Wed Sep 29 2021 15:06:05 EDT from Nurb432

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I only did as i was basically forced to. I had no plans on it. As i think its dumb AND i already had it.

'you cant see your mother if you dont' ( mandate at the facility she lives in now )

Wed Sep 29 2021 09:16:24 AM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
Unvaccinated, unmasked, unafraid!


[#] Mon Oct 04 2021 15:01:26 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Great article at American Thinker about how COVID has replaced "climate change" as the religion of the Left.


[#] Thu Oct 07 2021 19:35:26 EDT from Nurb432

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"The National Archives Records Administration placed a “harmful content” warning on the Constitution, labeling the governing document of the United States as “harmful or difficult to view.” The warning applies to all documents across the Archives’ cataloged website, including the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence."

[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 02:01:33 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Not true. You're afraid of the vaccine.  I had this argument with an anti-vaxxer and a vax-mandate-er on Facebook a few days past. "You're living in fear of this vaccine, and she is living in fear of the virus - but you're both living your lives in FEAR over these projected outcomes." The "unvaccinated, unmakes, unafraid," mantra is going around - and it is loudest among people who are living their lives consumed with the fear of things surrounding this pandemic. But the same is true of the "Mask Mandates are Required!" folks. They're just as terrified as the anti-vaxxers.  

I'm not particularly worried about either of them. 

But everyone is afraid of something in this shit show. 

I'm afraid of missing my trip to F1 this month, and to Rome in November. 

Once those are out of the way - we'll see how this proceeds. 

I'm living my life the way I always have - with the idea that tomorrow isn't promised. I've put all kinds of shit inside my body that could have unpleasant side effects - sometimes specifically *for* some of those side effects, since I was about 13. If Covid or the Covid Vaccine are going to be what finally punches my ticket - good for them! 

Hell, I've put MYSELF inside things that were potentially toxic and dangerous or financially ruinous  - without any kind of protective measures - intentionally. 

I guarantee you... *however* stupid taking the vaccine *is* - it isn't the *riskiest* thing I've put inside me or put myself inside of. Just saying that, three names popped instantly into my head. 

One thing people figure out about me pretty quick - is that I'm an "in for a penny, in for a pound" guy when it comes to committing to an unreasonable risk. I tell *all* my bosses - "Don't play that game where you point the nose of the plane towards the ground to try and frighten me into behaving. I'll grab your hands on the yoke and push it into a steeper dive and hold you there until you're screaming at me to pull up..." 

It isn't that I've got a death wish or I'm in any big hurry to find out - but I'm really good at reconciling myself to "today may be the day..." 

When Trump got elected, and all my "Rage Against the Machine," friends suddenly started talking about how he was going to collapse the system... I said, "Isn't that what you WANTED?"

"Not THIS way!" 

From the start my argument with Trump was, "either he is going to make a difference for the better, and things will change, or he is going to just maintain the status quo, and we'll know we're fucked, that the game is rigged, and that there is no one we can put in office that cares about us... OR he'll cause the whole thing to implode. The last one might not be pleasant - but it'll cause change at least... I'm still not convinced he *didn't* cause it to all buckle in on itself - it is imploding around us right now and it is just happening slowly enough that we don't see it. Maybe. If that is the case - well... 

Tomorrow isn't promised. 

Wed Sep 29 2021 09:16:24 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
Unvaccinated, unmasked, unafraid!


[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 09:35:19 EDT from nonservator

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I am not "afraid of the vaccine". There is no "THE vaccine". I have assessed the risks of the various mRNA shots, and concluded that not only do they offer me no significant benefit, I am at greater risk from adverse effects than I am from dying of COVID-19 or any of its variant strains. And of course that means I am a terrified evil stupid racist redneck Nazi who doesn't believe in science. Because everything is gay clown world, everywhere, all the time.

I shrug, I move on. But I'm done backing into a fucking corner. All I want is to live my life and be left alone. I don't go out of my way to cause confrontations; I will not set foot in any building that requires I conform to their bizarre religious rituals. I was more or less content to watch Gay Clown World continue to hurl itself like a bunch of lemmings into the abyss.

But even though we continued to dance around the subject, everything from my mother raised a warning flag in my mind. One that said: You are never going to get another hug from her.

And now it looks like I may never even see her again. But I don't know. Because it's all so fucking ambiguous. And I don't want to explicitly ask. Because I don't want to hear the answer.

Fuck the left, and fuck their RINO enablers and fellow travelers who run globohomo corporate media. Because their hysteria and hatred have programmed my mother's brain to hate and fear. And because of that fear, I may never see her again.

Fuck you all, very much.

[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 15:29:29 EDT from Nurb432

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Not saying i'm 'afraid' i just dread the ramifications of the currently in process collapse of the supply chain, and then the economy. I'm going to miss going to the store and seeing food.  That was one of the most depressing parts of last year. Go in, so little to buy to eat.  Makes you appreciate what we do have. 


oh and the growing fascist state..  I'm on their list to eradicate at some point. They WILL be coming for me. Just a matter of when.

[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 16:36:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I am not "afraid of the vaccine". There is no "THE vaccine". I have

Amen to just about everything nonservator said.

I am not afraid of the vaccine. It is not a vaccine; it doesn't work and can be harmful.

I *am* afraid of an ever-increasing police state that wants to force me and my family to take harmful pseudo-medications that are full of who-knows-what.
I am afraid of becoming even more of a pariah in my own society because a bunch of elite billionaires hate free-thinking liberty-minded individuals and don't want our kind to exist. I am afraid of being thrown into a gulag because I do not submit to the State Religion.

My body, my fucking choice. Anyone who thinks it's not my choice needs to be post-birth-aborted.

[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 18:18:10 EDT from Nurb432

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When it does happen we should all get together :)

Fri Oct 08 2021 04:36:32 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
I am afraid of being thrown into a gulag because I do not submit to the State Religion.


[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 19:24:36 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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It sounds like a lot of fear, to me. 

It looks a lot like fear. Such strong passion has to be driven by a strong motivation. There is a negative connotation to the word, to the idea, of fear, in our society. You're expressing hatred for people you can't even name - just a vague "they" who are out to personally make your life miserable. 

But it is OK to have fear... it is actually an essential part of human survival. It is part of why you probably don't want to be in a car with me when I'm driving fast. For me, the trick when I am a passenger with another fast driver - is to use the same technique I use when I'm driving fast to suspend fear. 

To accept something terrible may happen, it may hurt really bad, and reconcile myself to putting that aside and enjoying the moment. I'm not always successful at that. Sometimes the sense of self-preservation overrides my irresponsible, irrational side no matter how hard I try to push it down - and there is no rhyme or reason. Sometimes the ride isn't as dangerous, but the fear is bigger than the ride, and sometimes the ride is WAY more dangerous, but joy of the ride is bigger than the fear. Depends on the day. 

Even when you trust a person and their driving skill - like my wife does with me after decades of sitting in the passenger seat at triple digit speeds - there is still fear of the uncertain when she is in the passenger seat and I'm driving "split second tragedy" fast. Not sure what her coping mechanism is - but she does it when she flies all over the world, too. 

But I'm calling the bullshit on the "not 'scairt" rhetoric from *both* sides. You're afraid. You're afraid of your mom never hugging you again, you're afraid of authoritarian dictatorship and of evil plots by the CCP to expand their reach globally. You're afraid of being made to *feel* powerless (even though, in all practical terms, you already are powerless, and always have been so, in matters that count.) 

The thing isn't being afraid. It is being in denial about WHY you're afraid and how that is making you react. 

Your choices can't be very rational - if you can't even verbalize the causes of the emotions that are making you take those choices, nor admit the emotions themselves.

So... maybe being *afraid* isn't the biggest problem. Maybe being in *denial* is really the root issue. 

I'm *afraid* of these things, too. Of their possibility. It could be what is really going on. 

But it all may just be a projected fear biased by personal belief too. And confronting that is important to making the best decisions. Everyone with a *strong* side one way or another on this issue - the one thing I notice - a lot of their *personal* ego is tied up in what they believe. And pointing that out, to anyone like that on either side - seems to generate a bunch of anger and hostility and "you don't know what I feel," kind of responses. Personally - I think that is pretty telling about how close to home I am hitting. 

Meh. You do you. But... that isn't going to change my mind about what is motivating you. Why should it matter to you if I think you're just cowering over shadows in the dark that your own brain is painting into sinster, lurking monsters in the dark? 

Are you afraid of what I think of you? 



[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 19:39:09 EDT from Nurb432

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I think it also may be a different definition of fear, or what level of 'concern' becomes 'fear'. 

[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 19:52:06 EDT from Nurb432

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I guess an example would be good:

  • I have a "concern" about being run over on the way to work each day due to all the morons out there.
  • Others truly "fear" the drive in, and dread it every day. 
  • Some, not even a 2nd thought.

My "tolerance" level is higher than some, less than others.

[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 23:36:05 EDT from nonservator

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"lol your denial only proves my accusation"

lol gfy gay clown world

[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 23:37:02 EDT from nonservator

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buncha pseudo intellectual jerkoffing

[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 23:38:10 EDT from nonservator

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"the more you quote science, the more you don't believe in science"

"the more you talk about rational risk and cost benefit analysis, the more terrified you are"

[#] Fri Oct 08 2021 23:39:29 EDT from nonservator

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I'll start giving half a ripe, runny shit what anyone thinks the moment what they think impacts my ability to live my life.

[#] Sat Oct 09 2021 09:48:01 EDT from zelgomer

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I'll just say that in the beginning my logic was you never want to be first in line for the new iPhone because there are always kinks to work out. I'm not in a demographic that is at serious risk, and I don't regularly come in contact with anyone who is, so I can choose patience and see how it pans out first. In the meantime I volunteer myself to the control group.
But then when I listened live to the President of the United States tell me that his patience with me is wearing thin, I loaded my AR and set it next to my bed. It's no longer about personal risk assessment or the science, it's now a stance against tyranny. I didn't do that, Biden did.

[#] Sat Oct 09 2021 10:46:29 EDT from Nurb432

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Really, his handlers did.  Don\t want to focus all our attention to a figurehead/scapegoat.  The problem runs much deeper than one man, even if he is a scumbag like the rest.

Sat Oct 09 2021 09:48:01 AM EDT from zelgomer
 I didn't do that, Biden did.


[#] Sat Oct 09 2021 15:17:16 EDT from zelgomer

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2021-10-09 10:46 from Nurb432
Really, his handlers did.  Don\t want to focus all our attention to
a figurehead/scapegoat.  The problem runs much deeper than one man,
even if he is a scumbag like the rest.

Sure, I tend to think the president's name is generally assumed to mean the administration. I know Biden didn't write that himself, and that makes it so much more terrifying to think that probably several sets of eyes read those words and thought "yes, this is the appropriate language to use here."
So to bring it back on topic, yes I am afraid. I'm not afraid of the virus or the vaccine, though.

[#] Sat Oct 09 2021 16:00:56 EDT from Nurb432

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You might know that, which is good, but many i know seem oblivious to what is behind the curtain. "He did this" "He did that".

Dangerous way of thinking.

[#] Sat Oct 09 2021 16:37:43 EDT from nonservator

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Brave Sir Olbermann wants to tell you all what pussies you are, scared of a widdle needwe.

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