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  1. This is the other side of this man, who you dismissed: U.S. Army veteran Richard Rose survived two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan during his nine years in the military. The 37-year-old was tragically felled by coronavirus on the Fourth of July
  2. I hope that all take appropriate precautions. Some of your posts remind me of this man, who died within days of testing positive. https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-37-died-coronavirus-had-092340275.html Man, 37, who died from coronavirus had dismissed pandemic ‘hype’ on Facebook Andrew Naughtie July 13, 2020, 4:23 AM Richard An Ohio man who died of Covid-19 had repeatedly posted on Facebook about his scepticism of the outbreak – and a tweet containing a montage of his posts is now going viral. Richard Rose, 37, died at home in Port Clinton on 4 July just days after he tested positive for Covid-19. The montage of his posts spreading on social media, which has been viewed 3.5 million times, shows that he tested positive and was quarantined on 1 July, when he was already viewing symptoms. After telling a friend he had no idea where he contracted the disease, he posted on 2 July that “this covid poop ####! I’m so out of breath just sitting here”. That is the last post featured from before his death. However, it is Mr Rose’s earlier posts that have drawn the most attention. Along with checking in at crowded venues, Mr Rose had posted criticism of the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd, calling the movement “a joke” for supposedly inciting violence while posting the pro-police slogans #BacktheBlue and #ThinBlueLine. Mr Rose also mocked Islamic face coverings and shared a meme dismissing the mainstream media and mocking the idea that gender is non-binary while saying “Trump 2020!” Alongside these, he dismissed the risk of the pandemic, saying “I’m not buying a f***ing mask” and that “I’ve made it this far by not buying into that damn hype”. “I’ve gotten sick of turning my tv on to political smear ads and poop about COVID,” he wrote in another post. “So yesterday I turned my cable box in. I’ve also started snoozing people on here. It’s time to block out negativity.” Speaking to local media, Mr Rose’s friend Nick Conley said “It’s horrible that we lost Rick but the even more tragic part of that is who else became infected because of the actions that he chose. “I know a lot of people that haven’t met someone that they know of that has been diagnosed with the virus and I wanted people to see it was real and my hope is that people will see that this does happen and people will be more cautious.” Facebook and other social media platforms have come in for stinging criticism over their slowness to aggressively tackle coronavirus misinformation, including baseless conspiracy theories that the virus is fake or was deliberately manufactured, unfounded claims that it is caused by 5G infrastructure, and ineffective or dangerous “cures” peddled as alternatives to orthodox medicine. Ohio, meanwhile, was one of the first US states to impose lockdown measures, with Republican governor Mike DeWine taking action even before the state had reported any cases. Many of the measures have now been lifted; however, the governor is reportedly considering county-by-county control measures as cases start to rise again.
  3. Nope, just less educated, as in going to college and receiving advanced degrees. That's reflective of current voting trends. And, under than scenario, what was being portrayed would be more likely to be a Republican due to geography and lack of affiliation or background education knowledge.
  4. So, you went with the first one? Good for you. It's just people dying. Blow it? That's confusing.
  5. We had to fill 3 of our core jobs with just graduating teachers, who haven't taken their tests, yet. Got like 3 applications per job and normally have 30-35 or so, according to the principal.
  6. I think when I see repeatedly % reasoning or rationales over and over again that they were 'already sick' or a constant drumbeat of attacks on counts and science that people are thinking of THEMSELVES without concern for others in a compassionate sense, absolutely.
  7. I think I would feel better about 'conservatives' if they just spoke truth and didn't pussyfoot around their true meaning. They are either too cunning or too chicken to do that, and I am not sure which.
  8. In case some of you wanted to know more about Betsy DeVos' terrible record and lack of qualifications, with her agenda of attacking public schools. https://educationvotes.nea.org/2019/03/22/devos/
  9. So, you feel the same way about the military budget, as our national debt explodes?
  10. Okay, sorry for intruding on your personal business.
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