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« Reply #6585 on: October 05, 2020, 10:01:00 PM »



One of the symptoms of entitlement, is a belief that the rules that apply to everyone else do not apply to you.  One of the good things about science is that it doesn’t care if you believe in it or not.
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« Reply #6586 on: October 05, 2020, 10:14:39 PM »

I have a hard time believing he's even got it.  I can see it being some ploy so he can claim "it's not that bad" or some crap about "his tremendous health, healthier than Biden" or something along that line.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiight the most protected person on Earth gets it. As if everything he touched wasn't sanitized and every person around him decontaminated. I don't buy it either. Every election they say "October surprise" and I guess this is it.  Roll Eyes


I believe it.  He and all the sycophants he’s gathered around him are that dumb.

If I believed in conspiracies, it would be that this was to make us all forget about his tax fraud.
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« Reply #6587 on: October 06, 2020, 01:31:53 AM »

Kellyanne Conway’s teen daughter, you know, the one she stepped down to be a better mother to, has tested positive for Covid-19.  Because nothing says “I’m a good mom“ like going to events and refusing to wear a mask or practice social distancing.  If she was black, the Republicans would be demanding a CPS investigation.
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« Reply #6588 on: October 06, 2020, 08:24:21 AM »

Trump said "Stand down and stand by."

And Putin smiled.


Revealed: Trump-linked consultant tied to Facebook pages warning election will cause civil war
Jason Wilson

A militia-promoting father and son duo of fake news publishers and a Trump-connected social media consultant are linked to pages which promote the idea of an American civil war with material presented in a way that appears to be an effort to sidestep Facebook’s fact-checking system.

Comments on their Facebook pages and other materials obtained by the Guardian show that some rank and file Donald Trump supporters are enthusiastically receiving the message that they should prepare for violence against their perceived political enemies in November.


The network is comprised of websites owned and operated by Dino Porrazzo Sr and Dino Porrazzo Jr, whose company, AFF Media, is headquartered in Pinon Hills in California. The pair have been running rightwing websites since at latest 2013, according to DNS website records.

The Porrazzos now run a network of websites that enthusiastically promote Trump, and far right anti-government militias like the Three Percenters, and offer distorted versions of current events. One of their Facebook pages, “Prepare to Take America Back” (PTTAB) at the time of reporting had 794,876 followers. Analysis with social media metrics tool Crowdtangle shows that over the last three months PTTAB posts have been shared over 141,000 times, and on average 9,600 times a week.

At that time, the page’s header featured the logo of the Three Percenters, a decentralized group that the ADL calls a “wing of the militia movement”; a group of armed men in tactical gear; and a modified copy of the US presidential seal.

In general, the page promotes conspiracy theories and criminal allegations about Democratic party politicians, liberal celebrities and leftist protesters, some of which – like persistent claims that Hillary Clinton will be imminently arrested – overlap with aspects of the so-called “QAnon” conspiracy theory movement.

The page makes free use of political memes, but many posts link to a small cluster of rightwing websites designed to appear like news outlets. Increasingly, over the course of 2020, the page has been warning of a stolen election, and suggesting this will lead to civil war.

Repeatedly in September, the page linked to a story on the website Right Wing Tribune, headlined “Radical Left Prepares For ‘Mass Public Unrest,’ ‘Political Apocalypse’ And Possible Civil War Should Be Expected If Biden Loses [Opinion]”, with Facebook captions including “the left wants war”.

The story had a limited basis in fact, in that a number of progressive groups had met in early September to discuss the prospect of civil unrest and political violence after the election with a belief that the violence they were anticipating would be coming from Trump supporters and the far right.

Nevertheless, the Right Wing Tribune piece concluded with a conspiracy theory: “These groups are heavily focused on removing President Trump from office as well as different scenarios which all lead to a second revolution in which they control our nation as a “New America”.”

Similarly distorted stories warning of a “siege of the white house”, peppered the page throughout September and warnings of a post-election civil war were posted over the last year.

Last November, the page linked to a site called Flag and Cross, and a story which it described as an “excellent opinion piece”, entitled “Winning the New Civil War (OPINION)”.

The piece claimed on the basis of antifascist protests and comments by Democratic politicians that, “We have many strong indications that this is a hot war”.

The transparency page for PTTAB discloses that PTTAB is managed by Southern California-based AFF Media Inc, and that the Vici Media Group “partners with this page”.

According to California records, AFF Media was incorporated on Donald Trump’s inauguration day, 20 January 2017; in other documents, Dino Porrazzo Jr is listed as CEO and CFO, and Dino Porrazzo Sr as secretary. But the Guardian has discovered that the Porrazzos are further involved in running a dizzying array of interconnected sites and social media pages. The Annenberg Public Policy initiative lists two of their websites on its “Misinformation Directory” of “websites that have posted deceptive content”.

One of the listed sites is Right Wing Tribune. But all of the other sites linked to by the PTTAB Facebook page also appear to belong to AFF, with similar design, shared bylines and shared source code.

This is not some dark corner of the Internet, this is not a fringe thing, it’s mainstream Republicans.

Becca Lewis, Stanford University
The Porrazzos have been previously reported as having links to the Three Percenters, a decentralized, national militia movement that the Southern Poverty Law Center categorizes as anti-government extremists.

Their online empire is large. Another Parazzo site, Flag and Cross is listed as the administrator of another Facebook page, United States Constitution, which has 1.2 million followers.

A Guardian review of that site’s content shows a similar pattern of linking to Porrazzo-connected websites, and warnings of civil war stretching back to the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections.

Becca Lewis researches online extremism and disinformation at Stanford University. In a telephone conversation, she said that the page and the associated websites represented a sophisticated effort to skirt Facebook’s fact-checking efforts.

“It seems as though they are being very strategic in their messaging so as to not be shut down,” Lewis said, adding that viewing the ostentatious labeling of opinion as an effort to sidestep fact-checking is “absolutely a reasonable assumption”.

In June, Heated reported that climate change deniers were exploiting the same loophole to “make any climate disinformation ineligible for fact-checking by deeming it “opinion”. In August, NBC reported that Facebook had systematically relaxed its fact-checking rules for conservative outlets and personalities.

In a telephone conversation, Dino Porrazzo Jr asserted that PTTAB had had “zero fact-check violations”, characterizing his websites as “opinion websites based on fact”. Asked if they were fact-checked at all, Porrazzo said “no”, but added: “I don’t work at Facebook”. Asked if he thought that there really was a civil war coming, Porrazzo accused the Guardian of “writing a hit piece to get me thrown off Facebook”, and then ended the conversation.

Facebook Media did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Porrazzos also have links to Republican officials.

The registered agent for the company is an elected official in California, Ensen Mason, who was elected as San Bernardino county auditor-controller in California as a nonpartisan candidate, but who is listed as a member of the San Bernardino Republican party.

In an email, however, Ensen Mason said that in relation to the Porrazzos, his accounting firm’s role “is strictly limited to accounting services and registered agent”.

The Vici Media Group, meanwhile, is run by Patrick Mauldin, who is a social media consultant for the Trump campaign and other Republican politicians, and his brother, Ryan.

The company was hired in 2016 by one-time Trump campaign manager and recently-resigned campaign consultant, Brad Parscale, to be part of the team that was widely credited with winning Trump the election. In June, Patrick Mauldin was identified as the creator of a fake Joe Biden site that was compared in New York Times reporting to “disinformation spread by Russian trolls”.

In an email, Ryan Mauldin disavowed the Porrazzos’ publishing output, writing, “Vici Media Group was engaged for a small, non-content-related project by the managers of the page.”

Mauldin added, “We have no input on the content published by the various sites or the comments made on that content. We are not working for the Trump campaign.”

Mauldin did not immediately respond to attempts to further clarify the nature of their work for the Porrazzos, and to clarify New York Times reporting as recent as June 2020 that said Patrick Mauldin was on a retainer for the Trump campaign, and considered a “rising star”.

Porrazzo refused to specify the nature of AFF’s relationship with Vici Media Group.

Meanwhile, the content of the Porrazzo pages does appear to trigger extreme responses among users. Hundreds of user comments on the page’s posts suggest the use of violence against perceived political enemies. On a 5 September post linking to a Right Wing Tribune article suggesting that Democrats will foment civil war if Biden loses, one user commented, “a short civil war with the democrats and those who support socialist policies will go a long way to help Make America Great Again”.

Another connects civil war to their belief that a Trump loss is impossible, writing “If [Biden] wins, it’ll be from fraud on an industrial scale, and the lesson that’ll have to be taught for that will necessarily be no less industrial.”

Many welcome the prospect of armed conflict – one writes “That’s fine with me open season on democrats!”. Another deployed accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse as a positive example, writing “I think it will be more whining, crying, rioting, looting and a lot of Kyles protecting their cities, towns and neighborhoods.”

Asked to comment on the site’s apparent reach, and the nature of its community, Lewis, the extremism researcher, said: “This is not some dark corner of the internet, this is not a fringe thing, it’s mainstream Republicans that are stoking this.”

On links to the Trump campaign, she said that the distorted content and the violent user comments formed a kind of “feedback loop”, and that “Trump and his campaign staff have been masters at exploiting these feedback loops”.

On Tuesday night, meanwhile, following the Guardian’s outreach to the Porrazzos and Facebook that day, Dino Porrazzo announced on Twitter that he “HAD TO DELETE A FEW ARTICLES I WROTE TODAY BECAUSE THEY WERE DEMED FALSE BY BASEMENT DWELLING LIBERAL FACT CHECKERS”.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/revealed-trump-linked-consultant-tied-to-facebook-pages-warning-election-will-cause-civil-war/ar-BB19GwTc
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« Reply #6589 on: October 06, 2020, 05:03:41 PM »

People in the GOP and in Trump’s own campaign stated Trump didn’t condemn white supremacy when asked.  It was referred to as a ‘layup’ that he missed.

And Trump won’t condemn them, ever, because he views them correctly as being on his side.

I am not a Trump fan.  And I don't think it's any surprise that I didn't vote for him in 2016 and will not vote for him in 2020.  I think he's a big goof.  But, I don't think he's a racist.  He's said things that has raised eyebrows.  I don't think he's a racist, I think would say he is unscripted and unpolished and he might not say something 'clean' enough and people run with it.  

And then when people say things often enough such as "He's a racist", "He hasn't condemned white supremacy", people start to believe it.  You can constantly repeat something and people will begin to believe it.

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« Reply #6590 on: October 06, 2020, 05:31:10 PM »

I didn’t say he never condemned white supremacy.  I said he was specifically asked to do so in the debate and avoided saying it outright.  ‘Stand down and stand by’ not only wasn’t condemnation, it was ominous in its implications that he would be calling on them in the near future.

I don’t think he will condemn white supremacy from now until the election despite doing so when pressed in the past.

As far as being a racist, he is.  But he transcends that concept in that he categorizes people into groups that like him or don’t.  As always, it’s about him, never about the country, never about actual right or wrong, only about him.
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« Reply #6591 on: October 07, 2020, 12:12:30 AM »

I beleive he is a racist. 
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/15/opinion/leonhardt-trump-racist.html


And he's certainly done a lot not to offend or alienate the white supremicists and racists in his base.

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« Reply #6592 on: October 07, 2020, 01:51:00 AM »

Have you ever sat there and just let your phone explode? To recap:

Steven Miller has tested positive for Covid.

The United States Joint Chiefs of Staff are in quarantine, because the commander of the Coast Guard has tested positive for Covid.

Kellyanne Conway’s daughter, who caught it from her mother, says mom told her Trump is actually very sick, and his true condition is being hidden from the public.

Don Jr. says he wanted to perform an “intervention” on his dad, because his behavior is scaring him, but was overruled by Ivanka and Jared Kushner.

Trump tweets there’ll be no further economic stimulus “until I am elected” and the Dow takes a 600 point swing, closing down 375.

Pence says he refuses to debate Harris, if they put up plastic shields. Remember, Trump refused to test, and then breathed all over everyone at the last debate in Cleveland.

And that’s just since noontime... Huh??‍♂️?Huh?‍♂️?Huh?‍♂️
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« Reply #6593 on: October 07, 2020, 02:03:45 AM »

Stephen Miller has it?  I’m starting to question my status as an agnostic/atheist.
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« Reply #6594 on: October 07, 2020, 02:08:31 AM »

I removed a Non Sequitur political meme posted by eater.  Unless the meme is specifically related to the discussion please keep them in the mindless political meme thread.

 the Dow takes a 600 point swing, closing down 375.<--you can't figure out by now that investors fear anything bad happening to Donald Trump?

the market broke records repeatedly since he was elected and everyone who is afraid biden may win and end our prosperity naturally pulls back investing - if trump is good = economy is good DUH!
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« Reply #6595 on: October 09, 2020, 05:17:42 PM »

Just when I think he can't sink any lower, The Donald comes through.  He just got done attacking his own people again.

His main toady, A.G. Barr got a blast because he hasn't filed charges against Obama and Biden. WTF.

https://www.startribune.com/trump-lashes-out-at-cabinet-calls-for-political-foes-to-be-indicted/572683882/

As his polls continue to sink lower, he acts more unhinged. I fear what actions he may take next.
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« Reply #6596 on: October 09, 2020, 08:31:55 PM »

tRrump seems to think he can put people in jail using Russian propaganda as evidence.  Sorry tRump! No can do!  Much as you want to be a dictator the Constitution is in your way and it would be very hard for you to destroy it.  As of today, you still need real evidence to put someone in jail.
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« Reply #6597 on: October 11, 2020, 01:56:53 PM »

tRrump seems to think he can put people in jail using Russian propaganda as evidence.  Sorry tRump! No can do!  Much as you want to be a dictator the Constitution is in your way and it would be very hard for you to destroy it.  As of today, you still need real evidence to put someone in jail.

the attny. general seems to think he can put people in jail for using their known Russian propaganda hillary clinton bought and gave them to obtain a fisa warrant under false pretenses as evidence

is the correct wording.

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repeating falsehoods nonstop is only going to work if you have a large audience such as cnn or msnbc and someone viewed as respected to deliver the falsehoods.
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« Reply #6598 on: October 12, 2020, 07:53:06 PM »

'He just thinks about himself': America's reckless, ill president

Trump and his circle have disregarded basic health protections and shown willful indifference towards the safety of others

Of all the cornucopia of tone-deaf and offensive remarks made by the president of the United States in almost four years in office, one proposition he made to the American people last week must surely rank among the top 10.

“Don’t be afraid of Covid,” he said in a tweet. “Don’t let it dominate your life.”

Donald Trump posted those words at 2.37pm on 5 October from the luxury of his four-room suite in Walter Reed medical center. He was surrounded by a team of a dozen world-class doctors infusing him with a unique cocktail of experimental drugs for Covid-19 that would have cost an ordinary American hundreds of thousands of dollars to procure.

About an hour earlier, data scientists at Johns Hopkins University released their latest figures for the pandemic. They showed that at least 7.5 million Americans had contracted the disease, and that 209,881 had died – a death rate towering over most developed countries and 2,000 times that of humble Vietnam.

At that same moment, more than half of US states were reporting upticks in infection rates that are almost certain to spike further as winter sets in. Meanwhile, the New England Journal of Medicine was preparing to publish a brutal editorial that would hold the Trump administration directly responsible for tens of thousands of needless Covid-19 deaths, concluding that “anyone else who recklessly squandered lives in this way would be suffering legal consequences”.

As the president said, don’t let Covid dominate your life, don’t be afraid.

Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University medical center, had a visceral reaction when he heard those words. “I was angry. So 210,000 Americans have died, most of them alone. I’m sad to say that they were almost certainly afraid,” he said.

Over the past two weeks, the president and his cohorts have shown a reckless disdain for basic health protections that overshadows even the administration’s past negligence in its response to coronavirus. This time, though, the virus has reared back to bite not just the wider American public but also the inner cadre of the Trump administration.

According to a leaked Fema memo, the number of White House staffers, Republican US senators and top conservative dignitaries who have tested positive for the disease has reached 34. That includes at least 10 members of the Trump administration, headlined by the president and first lady, senior advisers Hope Hicks and Stephen Miller, and five members of the White House press team.

210,000 Americans have died, most of them alone. I’m sad to say that they were almost certainly afraid

Beyond that, three Republican senators have gone down with the disease. The positive test of Charles Ray, the US coast guard admiral, has sent seven out of eight of the joint chiefs of staff – the country’s top military brass – scurrying into quarantine.

It’s hard to know when the current White House Covid outbreak began, because officials have refused to divulge when Trump received his last negative coronavirus test. Given the symptoms that he clearly displayed on a fundraising trip to New Jersey last week, it seems highly likely he was already infected at the first televised presidential debate with Joe Biden at which several members of the Trump family and crew turned up ostentatiously unmasked.

The maskless theme stretched further back to a series of events at the White House the previous weekend, which appear to have acted as incubators – or super-spreaders – of the illness. On Saturday 26 September, about 250 of the elite of the Republican party gathered shoulder-to-shoulder in the Rose Garden to mark Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the US supreme court, with a smaller indoors reception held earlier in the Diplomatic Room.

The next day, 27 September, senior military officers gathered indoors in the East Room of the White House to mark Gold Star Mother’s Day. All of these events were largely without masks, in a brazen violation of recommendations from the administration’s own public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

At the Rose Garden event, guests were also in aggressive violation of social distancing protocols, spending time in close proximity and even hugging each other. Trump also attended debate preparation sessions in the run-up to his encounter with Biden that took place in a cramped indoor space – again maskless.

The sessions involved Hicks, Miller, Trump’s presidential campaign manager Bill Stepien and the former governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie. All later tested positive.

It is hard to overstate the willful indifference towards the health and safety of those around them – and of themselves – that such behavior entailed. In a wider sense, it also exuded a disregard for the security of the American people, sending a message that health protocols are for wimps, even within the beating heart of the US government.

As Carol Anderson, professor of African American studies at Emory University, put it: “The Republicans are suicide bombers aimed at our ship of state.”

Public health experts were even more aghast by the White House decision to forgo any effort at contact tracing of the Rose Garden event. Alongside testing, contact tracing is the basic building block of any effort to contain the virus, allowing officials to identify who has been exposed and get them into isolation; without contact tracing, the disease is as free to roam as a wild horse on the Texas plains.

Reiner described the lack of contact tracing as “inexcusable”. The only explanation for such an aberrant decision, he now believes, is that the White House feared that the exercise would discover the individual who was the source of the outbreak, “patient zero” – and that it would turn out to be Trump himself.

“Not to carry out formal contact tracing of a large event like the Rose Garden is the height of irresponsibility,” Reiner said. “The virus has a reproductive number of about 2.5 which means that each infected person infects two and a half others. So if there are about 30 people infected in the Trump circle, multiply that by 2.5 and then again by 2.5 – that’s how quickly the virus could spread.”

It’s not only the elite of Trump World who have been put in harm’s way by the flagrant disrespect for basic health guidelines flaunted this week. There are also the hundreds of people who serve the elite of Trump World – the “forgotten people” as Trump describes them – who have been equally imperiled.

The most vivid example of this phenomenon was the two Secret Service agents who drove Trump, spewing coronavirus from every pore, in an armored presidential limousine so that he could wave to supporters outside Walter Reed. Trump was wearing a cloth mask, not an N95, which would have offered greater protection to the agents who risked their own health by accompanying the president in a hermetically sealed vehicle.

“The president placed the health of his Secret Service agents at risk for a photo op. Why would you do that?” Reiner said. “Secret Service agents didn’t sign up to take avoidable risks – and this was entirely avoidable.”

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The day after his Walter Reed jaunt, Trump discharged himself from hospital and returned to the White House. Before he stepped back into the building, he removed his mask for the benefit of the cameras – so endangering the many cooks, cleaners, maintenance workers and other “forgotten Americans” who labor every day to serve him inside the residence.

The president placed the health of his Secret Service agents at risk for a photo op. Why would you do that?

The gesture provoked a furious response from Everett Kelley, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union for federal workers in the US. “The actions of Donald Trump over the last few days have been typical of his administration’s approach to the virus. At nearly every turn, the mismanagement of the federal response by the president and his appointees has put workers’ lives at risk,” he said.

Perhaps the most egregious of all the recent spectacles was Trump’s decision to travel to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on 1 October. He flew there on Marine One, the presidential helicopter, hours before he was given his positive result for coronavirus but significantly hours after the White House learned that Hicks, one of Trump’s closest aides with whom he had been travelling, had been infected.

Yet no one at the fundraising event was warned of the exposure, and no masks were worn. Among those put at potential risk were up to 200 Republican supporters, 19 major donors paying up to $250,000 each for the privilege of spending an hour cooped up indoors with the president, and a further 19 staff employed by the Trump Organization who served the guests.

During the course of the event, several mandatory regulations set by New Jersey’s governor were openly flouted, including the number of people allowed to congregate in an enclosed space, the presentation of food buffet-style in contravention of social distancing rules, and the sheer fact that Trump had not informed participants that he had been exposed to the virus and should be quarantining. This summer, a health worker who was looking after older people in a residential home in Camden, New Jersey, was charged with five criminal counts of endangerment because she did not tell the people in her care that she had developed symptoms of Covid.

According to several eyewitness accounts, Trump also showed symptoms of Covid in Bedminster, yet appears to be above the law.

The events at Bedminster were of great personal interest to Sandra Diaz. Until 2014, she worked for four years as a housekeeper at Bedminster keeping Trump’s personal residence on the property spotlessly clean as he demanded.

Diaz was at that time one of many undocumented immigrants who Trump employed (she now has permanent US resident status). For her efforts, she received no health coverage from the Trump Organization.

Last week when she watched the US president bragging about how well he had done after contracting Covid-19 under the state-of-the-art experimental treatment he was receiving, she thought back to her time as a low-paid uninsured undocumented Trump employee at Bedminster. She thought too of the 581 people who have died from the disease in her New Jersey county and wondered what would have happened had she been infected without access to any treatment at all.

“A lot of people have died from this virus in my town,” she said. “A lot of families have lost fathers, mothers, brothers, uncles.”

Diaz has two friends who are still working at Trump’s golf course, a housekeeper and a landscaper. She spoke to them after the president’s fundraising visit last week, which netted Trump’s re-election campaign $5m.

“My friends are really scared,” she said. “They are really poor people, and when poor people get sick they lose their jobs and the hospitals don’t have beds. Donald Trump, he doesn’t think about them. He just thinks about himself.”

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« Reply #6599 on: October 12, 2020, 11:37:57 PM »

  Actually, Hospitals do have the means to treat every American who shows up with Covid 19 Symptoms, in need of Hospitalization, and Ventilator support, thanks to the efforts of Donald J. Trump and his Administration in the early days of this pandemic.

  And, Hospitalization and Medications, and Treatment of Covid 19 is fully covered for all Americans... so no need for the golf club workers to panic just yet.

  Use common sense, be aware of the risks you personally face, and behave, dress, and travel responsibly for your own situation.. no need to "FEAR" the virus, better just deal with life appropriately. Be smart.
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