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  1. 57 minutes ago, Easy Truth said:

    It's too early to tell. Historically we have been bad at negotiating sometimes. For instance In Vietnam or in Iraq. But I am hoping that two administrations negotiating with Taliban got some sort of assurance that 9/11 would not happen again. If that was the result then the occupation may have achieved something. If not, we lost a lot for nothing.

    To be specific about your original question Al Qaeda is far more of a threat than Islam in General.

    It would have to be to , otherwise it was just a trillion dollar boondoggle.

    Islam in general doesn’t seem to be making Europe any ‘better’. 

  2. 4 hours ago, Easy Truth said:

    We are withdrawing from a violent confrontation from an enemy who does not believe in turning the other cheek.

    Having said that, the issue of "people" is important because religion in practice is about "the interpretation of the ideas by the people". 

    Most likely there are going to be factions in Afghanistan and there will be internal conflict that will cause many deaths. It's not entirely based on a particular ideology.

    The most important issue to worry about is if we as a nation, are better off against Al Qaeda or not.

    When you say Al Qaeda , do you mean a threat this nation faces of terrorism based on Islamic ideology in general?

    Or do you mean that our occupation of Afghanistan was based on protecting America from one faction or subgroup that was powerful enough to be an equal or greater threat than the entirety of Islamic terrorism?

  3. 8 hours ago, Easy Truth said:

    It's related, but most importantly, negligence is an indication of the choice to NOT obtain or abide by such facts.

    If there is no way to get the facts then you can't be negligent/responsible.

    It is also related to survival. If you do NOT give any thought to consequences ... there will be consequences.

    In the context of the current plague, whence the 'facts'?

    What institutions can be relied on to provide and disseminate all relevant factual data? 

    By what metrics can/do we judge reliable , in this unprecedented context ?

  4. Negligence implies a knowledge of contextual facts. The public at large relies on health officials for the appropriate facts and contexts , ideally to use that knowledge to guide their presumably appropriate actions. But no one should be exempt from evaluating the ‘knowledge’ presented . Blindly following the dictums of health officials doesn’t inoculate one against possible poor outcomes.

    The public at large will bear the consequences of our own negligence by abiding the lockdowns and mandates.

  5. From the linked article debunking my assertion :

    "On July 26 2021, Carnegie Mellon University issued a press release about the research, reiterating the findings about vaccine hesitancy in PhDs in a contextually accurate fashion:

        A study conducted by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh has found that vaccine hesitancy has decreased among US adults by one-third between January and May 2021. While tentative people are concerned about COVID-19 vaccine safety and potential side effects, those with stronger views tend to distrust the government.


        The largest decrease in hesitancy between January and May [2021] by education group was in those with a high school education or less. Hesitancy held constant in the most educated group (those with a PhD); by May PhD’s were the most hesitant group [among the vaccine hesitant]. While vaccine hesitancy decreased across virtually all racial groups, Black people and Pacific Islanders had the largest decreases, joining Hispanics and Asians at having lower vaccine hesitancy than white people in May [2021]."


  6. There’s a lot of speculation that use of mRNA tech that targets an isolated aspect of the whole virus instead of the historic practice of inoculation with the whole virus especially during a pandemic isn’t a valid medical practice.

    The reasoning as I understand it says that the risk to variant forcing out ways the benefit of disease prevention provided by a ‘leaky’ vaccine. At least with a disease with the mortality rates sarscovid19 possesses. The actions may be necessitated if we were in a similar situation of a novel infection akin to Ebola.

  7. What would constitute evidence against a misleading report ? Do you mean I need to analyze the data surrounding all deaths in the US since late 2019 or find a report from an institution that has access to reliable data , in order to assert that the health authorities are disseminating false or misleading information ?

    Those authorities explicitly said they are counting death with a positive test (and in some cases suspected infection is enough to list as positive)the same as death caused by disease in the tallies. I believe this was done purposely to skew the public’s impression of the relative lethality of the virus.

    You said you didn’t think it was true that they treated positive tests irrespective of cause as a covid death in the tally , do still believe that is true ?

    Mask up and get the jab or the virus will kill you just like over six hundred thousand of your countrymen!


  8. Honestly I wasn’t expected a debate either , as I thought it was common knowledge.


    This article describes the way I have always considered deaths were counted.

    I remember seeing Dr. Birx say it explicitly at a briefing , I believe this article mentions that briefing.

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