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This is a really stupid article. But hey, I read liberal shit every day. He almost had me humming along and then he called the US a failed state. Thanks Rolling Stone for continuing to be trashy.

The Unraveling of America
While reading the article I received a pop-up with the tag of "Politics with Attitude" featuring AOC, asking me to subscribe to RS.

With that out of the way I tried reading the article. I didn't make it halfway before I closed that tab in my browser. He could have saved more time and electrons if he just said "I'm a Communist and I suck Chairman Mao's dick."

I'm all for differing views, but something so blatently Communist in the first third of an article gets a pizza cutter from me.

YMMV
 

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And this is something that should have been done before any mask mandate or push for non medical mask production. It still won't prove how effective your mask is.

Scientists tested 14 types of masks — here are the ones that worked and didn’t
That study was done here at our fair University, I know one of the guys in the research project. He's a big advocate for either have the right mask or don't wear any mask at all. He openly laughs at people who wear all sorts of stupid crap on their face just for the sake of having their face covered
 

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That study was done here at our fair University, I know one of the guys in the research project. He's a big advocate for either have the right mask or don't wear any mask at all. He openly laughs at people who wear all sorts of stupid crap on their face just for the sake of having their face covered
I think at this point a small majority of people wear it out of compliance, not for protection.
 

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I think at this point a small majority of people wear it out of compliance, not for protection.
Absolutely, you see these people every day: spiderman masks, bandannas, scarves....

Remember at the beginning when everyone got a laugh out of people wearing super hero masks, or darth vader helmets, or M40 gas masks? Now that shit is normal and we don't blink an eye....
 

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@Devildoc Coming home from Afghanistan I've only been back in real civilization since Saturday. In Az the mood seems to be if it wasn't required it wouldn't be worn. The major chain restaurants have very strict standards with very few seating options. Now, the local sports bars on the other hand, look like the place where people retreat to get away from it all. Young, old, fat, it's freedom. That's my 48 hrs of observation outside of base confinement/restriction.
 
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The real concern with face coverings that don't do anything like bandanas etc. is that it puts people in a false sense of security. They feel like they're protected and stop social distancing. Just ends up making things worse for everyone
 

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This is a really stupid article. But hey, I read liberal shit every day. He almost had me humming along and then he called the US a failed state. Thanks Rolling Stone for continuing to be trashy.

The Unraveling of America
The amount of idiot friends on my facebook sharing this article is disappointing, they're parroting the failed state bit. I guess people have no idea what a Failed State is.
 

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The amount of idiot friends on my facebook sharing this article is disappointing, they're parroting the failed state bit. I guess people have no idea what a Failed State is.
No, they do not. Just like how all the people (on both sides) bitch about how fascist/socialist/whatever (please put whatever perjorative here) country this is, have never been outside of our borders. They have zero idea how good they have it.
 

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I wear it so businesses won't be fined $1000.00
The $250.00 fine levied against me gets a "truckers payback" as my dad would say.
Bingo... I don't wear it for protection, hell if I made it through the places I did, in the conditions I did, then I am probably immune to anything short of death. And if I'm not immune, I already beat the odds making it this far. As I told my doctor a long time ago "I am a single guy that drives fast cars fast, I deploy to places where people want to kill me...me personally, I like women and am not monogamous. Smoking isn't going to be what kills me." Well, neither will Coronavirus, for the same reasons.
I wear it to be the grey man. I wear a neck gaitor. I have ZERO expectations that it is actually protecting anyone. I only pull it up for the time when I am going to be nearby others. As soon as I walk out the door, it comes down. No looks, no chance of a rabid Karen shouting at me drawing everyone else's attention. Slightly lower risk of me having to defend myself or losing friends who are virtue signaling. That's it, the whole reason.

I'm going out for a beer...
 

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Bingo... I don't wear it for protection, hell if I made it through the places I did, in the conditions I did, then I am probably immune to anything short of death. And if I'm not immune, I already beat the odds making it this far. As I told my doctor a long time ago "I am a single guy that drives fast cars fast, I deploy to places where people want to kill me...me personally, I like women and am not monogamous. Smoking isn't going to be what kills me." Well, neither will Coronavirus, for the same reasons.
 
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