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panthicc 3 points ago +3 / -0

Could have just been the lines he was rehearsing? Not so convinced after a second hand account of someone who can't even definitively recall what he said.

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panthicc 10 points ago +10 / -0

Because they beat everyone to the punch with their narrative, then poisoned the well by preemptively casting anyone who questions that narrative as a conspiracy theorist with their "fact checks" and "debunks". So now they're regarded as credible on these issues.

People tend to believe the first thing they hear. We need to try to get ahead of new info instead of trying to react to the misinfo that's already been spread. This puts us in that position of credibility instead of MSM and starts to untangle the web of lies without having to constantly go on defense.

I also think a lot of people aren't going about these conversations the right way. Instead of trying to produce alternative information when someone's already biased, it's more effective (and ultimately easier) to first attack the credibility of MSM. Point to their numerous absurd retractions, conflicts of interest, lawsuits, etc. Every time they're involved in a scandal, bring it up. Sow doubt. Also, ease them in. Make simple counters. Don't go full-blown Alex Jones right off the bat lol.

Loved one: "CNN says _____"

You: "Not a big fan of CNN. They lost my trust after _____, but here's what the source data and peer reviewed studies actually show"

That's probably how we all came to realize they were full of shit originally, we just figured it out a lot sooner. 🤷‍♀️

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panthicc 20 points ago +20 / -0

The CEO of Southwest Airline did not call the mandate unconstitutional and did not issue an apology for the mandate. Nor did he say they were "forced". Nowhere is he quoted saying "Biden Admin Is Coercing Us" except in the headline of the fake article.

He apologized for the delays and blamed it on air control and weather.

Why is this dumb fake bullshit so high in my feed?

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm assuming this picture is a joke, but I don't think some of the sentiment here is.

Kinda disheartening to see a bunch of adults like "haha yeah fuck those kids happiness their parents committed an act of child abuse on them so this is what they deserve!"

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panthicc 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah but if you missed it going north, the next one is 40 miles away. I'm js this is definitely high even for Commiefornia. I live in the same area code and gas here is hovering around $4.75-$4.80. Best just to make sure you have a full tank of gas before entering Big Sur period.

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panthicc 7 points ago +7 / -0

I also keep hearing this on the radio, alongside ads begging Californians stay in California on their vacation and spend their money here...

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panthicc 5 points ago +5 / -0

Note that this is the only gas station for miles along Big Sur HWY 1 and gas prices there are notoriously high there, but still fun to laugh at.

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panthicc 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is a really interesting point. They've already been saying people who've been previously infected might only "need" 1 dose.

I'd love to see them actually do a study on this. It'd be as simple as asking participants/respondents if they ever previously tested positive or by doing a T-cell test.

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panthicc 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think they define "effectiveness" as the difference between positive cases per 100k for vaccinated vs unvaccinated.

They link to this study in the PDF for method details: https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736(21)00947-8

Vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 outcomes (asymptomatic infection, symptomatic infection, and COVID-19-related hospitalisation, severe or critical hospitalisation, and death) was calculated on the basis of incidence rates in fully vaccinated individuals (defined as those for whom 7 days had passed since receiving the second dose of vaccine) compared with rates in unvaccinated individuals (who had not received any doses of the vaccine), with use of a negative binomial regression model adjusted for age group (16–24, 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, 55–64, 65–74, 75–84, and ≥85 years), sex, and calendar week.

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panthicc 16 points ago +16 / -0

I took it as the first post being bait and she was laughing in the second post at all the insane people telling her to like report her kid to the FBI or something lol, but it could really go either way.

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panthicc 4 points ago +4 / -0

I stopped eating fast food a while ago... with In-N-Out being my singular exception. On top of serving great cheap food and treating their employees well, they're a legitimately based company.

I don't go there often, but I'm going there tonight. :)

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

It would be one thing if these lower expectations also came with lower costs. But if I'm having to wait 3x longer for my shipment to arrive and also have to pay 5x more for it, I'm going to have some reasonable complaints.

Also...

Customers’ persistent whine, “Why don’t they just hire more people?,” sounds feeble in this era of the Great Resignation, especially in industries, such as food service, with reputations for being tough places to work.

with reputations for being tough places to work

Who's whining again?

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

This was assuming he would still be in office, and assuming everyone would have forgotten all about it by now.

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

Structured learning is great... when it's well-structured.

When it's ill-structured (and it is), it's a waste of time and money.

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panthicc 11 points ago +11 / -0

Also "using undercover methods".

The way it's worded makes it sound like what they're doing is shady. Could have easily said "going undercover", but that would have made them sound too legitimate.

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panthicc 4 points ago +4 / -0

I thought he was on unpaid suspension from the beginning. What did they need to investigate? He had Mao and communist symbolism prominently displayed in his classroom.

I want my money back that went to pay this communist's salary.

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

gubernatorial candidate

Was he calling for a forensic audit before he wanted to run for office? Otherwise fuck him.

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panthicc 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yep. And people think they're "winning" when their religious exemption gets approved. As if they concede to ever having to submit one in the first place, and as if anyone ever had the right to deny it.

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've thought that when we move out of California, I might just wrap our car in Trump stickers and American flags so there's no confusion.

My husband is from Alabama and has an accent though, so maybe we'll be fine, since apparently there are a lot of people who tend to judge a book by its cover.

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is this the same woman who stepped down last week for the same reason, or another one?

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panthicc 1 point ago +3 / -2

I don't want to come off as a downer, it's awesome you guys are moving the needle. But reading this, I worry that we're beginning to settle for "only slightly fascist" after Democrats made the big ask.

We need to continue to fight not only to bring that overton window back to the center, but then we need to keep going. That's when I'll feel like we're truly winning.

This pushback absolutely gives me hope though. Thank you for fighting the good fight!

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