[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 20:30:47 GMT 2020


Do people really think that the government can just magically make money
appear?

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 2:29 PM Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net>
wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 02:21:51PM +0000, WILLIAM A WENRICH wrote:
> > On of the problems with peer pressure is the amount of pressure people
> seem entitled to apply. Although I’m sure such cases are extremely rare, I
> have seen videos of people beaten bloody by groups for not wearing a mask.
>
> Never heard of that.  Have heard of peer pressure *against* mask users
> -- including someone shooting and murdering a store employee for asking
> them to wear a mask.
>
> > These flash mobs are driven by (to me) irrational levels of fear. The
>
> When I search on covid mask flash mobs, the first results are of *anti*
> maskers, people defiantly congregating without masks.
>
> > odds of a single asymptomatic person (if there were a group, they
> > probably wouldn’t be attacked) having the virus Is what, 1 in 100 or 1
> > in 1,000, higher? For symptomatic people getting tests it seems to
>
> A single infectious person can infect a whole crowd.
>
> > I wear a mask outside my property when I’m around other people. This is
> for politeness and to defend myself against attack.
>
> I think worrying about mobs is an irrational level of fear, compared to
> *worrying about the virus*.
>
> -xx- Damien X-)
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