- Jun 4, 2013
Wow just a mind blowing number when you think about it and if we're honest the real number is probably considerably higher with states like Iowa seeing a 50% positive rate in tests. 201K was 30% of the worldwide cases yesterday from a nation that makes up just 4% of the world's population.
That rally was no doubt a massive super spreader event. In early Aug before the rally both Dakota's had a low level of cases and hadn't really been effected much by Covid at all. Then after the rally cases started ramping up in both states at an alarming rate, now both states have more cases per capita than any other state in the US and by a significant margin too. South Dakota has 20% more cases than 3rd ranking Iowa, North Dakota has 30% more than Iowa.I mentioned this rally to @Broxi
Really is a nation of morons.
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Yes and you would be as susceptible to this as any other personYeah the mindset of these individuals is fascinating. I think most people in general are basically sheep, easily led or drawn into belief systems that can influence their behaviour and thinking, people what to belong to something to perhaps reassure themselves or define themselves.
It could be religion, politics, veganism, even a sports team, people tie themselves to something to believe in or have faith in and then define themselves by it. Usually it's something relatively harmless to them and those around them but sometimes it can lead to some truly dangerous thinking and behaviour when what they believe in has no basis in the reality around them or someone uses their fanatical belief against them for their own purposes.
The internet and social media has no doubt created a platform for many people with wild ideas and given similar minded people a safe space to share odd opinions with one another which has reinforced their views. The creation of these echo chambers online where people go to just reinforce their own opinions has led to people with these twisted views on the world.
I wouldn't say could, I'd say they have already started to wage a misinformation war on the west. No doubt Russia has manipulated the west via misinformation online as people now have developed a twisted view on the news. People's mistrust of mainstream media has led people to turn to very questionable sources like social media which can be so easily manipulated by foreign interests. You have to wonder how much of what is happening now has been influenced by foreign interference.
Lol I now sound like the conspiracy theorist.
This guy would be like the real life version of you.I just want to say that every meme I posted in every thread over the past 24 hours...came from the same person's Facebook profile. And they were very American. And that still means something to me.
Trump's attitude was far more damaging than "didn't help".It started out-with Donald Trump though and even if Trump was the biggest mask advocate Covid fear monger is the world, there was already a prevalent attitude of “it’s just a bad cold” among regular people.
I had to pretty much scold the 70-odd year old director of the company I do work for because he started that shit back in February and he was precisely the demographic who needed to be careful.
Then you just have a lot of already conspiracy minded people or even the type who don’t really have an older person in their circle that’s a risk, so they can’t understand why their life should be put on pause to protect the elderly.
Trumps attitude certainly didn’t help among his base but the issue far bigger than him.
In all seriousness we are all susceptible to it, me included, it's all too easy to get drawn into certain belief systems whatever that maybe. As an individual you have to be pretty self vigilant and aware that it's easy to fall into that trap.Yes and you would be as susceptible to this as any other person
CNN didn't teach her that.My missus has a cousin on her FB who she tells me is constantly spamming her board with Covid-19 hoax conspiracy to the point that other members of the family are replying to her informing her that they have had covid and that loved ones of their have died from the virus and she refuses to relent. Telling them that they didn't have it.
I don't know if this guy's death is more comical, or more satisfying.This guy would be like the real life version of you.
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I looked this guy up and found his real facebook page... instagram and the bar that he drank at's facebook page.
He had some white supremacists type tattoos on his Instagram.
Just goes to show you every cloud has a silver lining.
No, she read it on Facebook or other social media I'd guess.CNN didn't teach her that.
Near to a 100% guarantee that if she was American, she'd constantly be going on about the "fake news" and be a part of the cult.