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uniformist 9 points ago +9 / -0

This is because Judaism isn't evangelical. You have to be born into it. Over time, then, it develops an ethic characteristic. There are four levels of faithful observance - ultra orthodox, orthodox, conservative, and reformed.

Contrast to Christianity, which is evangelical, going forth to spread the Good News (the Great Commission) to anyone and everyone who will hear it.

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uniformist 5 points ago +5 / -0

The memes have gone adhesive.

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uniformist 2 points ago +2 / -0

If you send a man to Congress, and he doesn't come back rich in two years, he's too stupid to earn your vote (paraphrasing Mark Twain)

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uniformist 1 point ago +2 / -1

They can quickly create new RNA to produce the spike protein from the variant and incorporate that into a new vaccine. They can then inject it into people and see they generate neutralizing antibodies against the variant virus.

What they can't do is a field trial to show effectiveness against becoming sick with the variant in the wild, for as you note, there are too few cases.

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uniformist 1 point ago +1 / -0

Update from Anna Khait on October 13, 2021

https://youtu.be/nqtRGcOYl_k

TL;DR: still waiting

Update: the original interview video that was part of the posted video

https://youtu.be/LQB7BVzcO7w

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uniformist 29 points ago +29 / -0

"Mr. Jones, did you plan the attack on the US Capitol?"

Jones: "NO! THE FBI PLANNED AND EXEXCUTED THE ATTACK! THE FBI PROVOCATEURS WERE THE FIRST TO BREACH THE BUILDING. THE FBI IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MORE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE US THAN AL-QUADI AND EVERY OTHER FOREIGN TERRORIST GROUP...."

... goes on for another 45 minutes.

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uniformist 1 point ago +1 / -0

The priority for the U.S. in 1945 was that the Soviet Union join the war against Japan 90 days after victory in Europe. Given the casualty forecasts for invading Japan, it was a U.S. priority to have the Soviets join the war against Japan. This was agreed to by the Stalin at Yalta in February, 1945. Stalin abided by the agreement and attacked the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo on August 9, 1945.

Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945. Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945.

Truman didn't learn about the atomic bomb until he became President. Had the atomic bomb been available earlier, it would have been dropped on Berlin. Given that the war in Europe was over, a decision needed to be made whether to use the bomb against Japan.

As is the usual U.S. practice, an advisory committee was formed in May 1945 to recommend the proper use of atomic weapons in wartime. This advisory group was composed of Henry L. Stimson (Secretary of War), Vannevar Bush, James Conant, Karl T. Compton, Ralph A. Bard, William L. Clayton, and James F. Byrnes, with Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, Arthur Compton, and Ernest Lawrence serving as scientific advisors. Gen. George Marshall represented the military.

On June 6, 1945, Stimson informed President Truman (right) that the Interim Committee recommended keeping the atomic bomb a secret until Japan had been bombed. The attack should take place as soon as possible and without warning.

"Scaring the Soviet Union" was not a consideration in deliberations of the committee. Their deliberations were solely concerned with the defeat of Japan.

Your glib assertions that the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb to scare the Soviets represents a superficial study of the history, and, indeed, a false history pushed by public schools and the mainstream media. What you accuse me of, you are guilty of. It is a failure of you to engage in the details and believe what you're told, rather than search out primary sources.

The hypothesis that the atomic bomb was dropped for political reasons (scare the Soviet Union) rather than military reasons (defeat Japan) was suggested by a few historians in the immediate post-war era (Finkletter, Cousins, and most notably P.M.S. Blackett), it didn't have much impact on the opinion of the American public or academic historians. It was not until Gar Alperovitz published Atomic Diplomacy in 1965 that this false history started to get attention -- at a time when there was increasing disapproval of American foreign policy and the rising counter-culture movement. Alperovitz would expand and re-assert his argument in 1995 when he published The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb.

Alperovitz's arguments can be boiled down to 3 points.

  1. Japan was willing and eager to surrender, providing that the Emperor's status was preserved.

  2. Truman knew there was no military reason to drop the bomb.

  3. Truman dropped the bomb to impress and intimidate the Soviet Union.

The third point follows from the first two, both of which are false. It also presents the use of the atomic bomb as a singular, isolated, and unique decision. It was not. Its eventual use was a given, provided there were still enemies for it to be delivered against. Nor was its use considered significantly different than other bombing efforts; this perception emerged later in the context of the Cold War and better understanding of the radiological after-effects. Alperovitz and other revisionists of the time constructed very complex and poorly-supported for rationales for why Truman would decide to use the bomb, while ignoring the alternative: why not?

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uniformist -1 points ago +1 / -2

So you admit you're an idiot.

CONGRATULATIONS

You're a faggot. Buy the t-shirt now.

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