BaldwinP

BaldwinP

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19 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Keep Yourself Entertai... · 0 replies · +10 points

I don't know whether to praise Wisconsinites for being willing to brave the virus to exercise their democratic rights despite the Republicans and their Supreme Court lapdogs trying to deny them, or sighing that the well intentioned brave have probably helped spread the virus and got more people killed.

Either way, the blood is on the Republicans' hands and one hopes this is not forgotten in Wisconsin in November.

19 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Keep Yourself Entertai... · 1 reply · +9 points

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This amuses me more than it should.

1 day ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

After the shitshow we've had with other cruise ships, honestly we have to be sorry not sorry about being very cautious with cruise ships and their crews. Way too many infected off cruise ships crew and all.

I reckon cruise ship operators might rethink flags of convenience in future; being registered to tax havens has given them serious problems now as they mostly don't have useful home ports that have to let them dock.

1 day ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +6 points

The alternative doesn't bear thinking about, but in fairness this is how basically every known viral illness works. Flus just evade it through mutation. So it's a reasonable assumption.

If there's no lasting immunity, this whole thing becomes a LOT worse.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +5 points

Cardinal Pell won his High Court appeal against his pedophile convictions.

It seems to have turned on the technical point of the prosecutors failing to sufficiently challenge the evidence of his alibi witnesses, and thus a reasonable jury not being permitted to disregard that evidence and thus unable to find him guilty beyond reasonable doubt, not that I expect any media coverage to understand that. I don't even expect most of them to understand the difference between an acquittal and a finding of innocent.

Anyway, regardless of whether he's still a convicted pedo or not, his actions covering up for other convicted pedo Catholic Priests and trying to screw victims out of compensation are on the public record and enough reason to regard him as a horrible human being even if we can't call him a convicted pedo anymore.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +6 points

My state bans kids from being in childcare or kindergarden unless they are up to date on vaccinations. Adults can't get certification for certain jobs in healthcare etc if not vaccinated.

I expect that the laws will be hardened when the state is ready to start the COVID19 vaccination program. There were already musings on the subject due to measles outbreaks among the unvaccinated.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

It's a hill they're going to be required to live on.

Well, maybe not in America, but in Australia sometimes the rather limited Constitution is a great help. After the entire country has had to sit through these lockdown measures to reduce the spread of COVID19, the tolerance for people insisting on their right to not be vaccinated and risk getting and spreading the virus will be rock bottom.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +2 points

Being named for the Sage of Time from Chrono Trigger /Chrono Cross has my vote.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 9 replies · +18 points

The secret nobody is yet talking about - when the COVID19 vaccine is available, everyone got to take it, no exceptions, we WILL hold down anti vaxxers and jab them up.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +7 points

"Alexander" didn't suit the persona he created for himself. He didn't go by Boris as a child.