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Hatorian said:Problem with governments is it’s filled with lobbyists. And even politicians with good intentions get sucked into the greed.Problem with businesses is it’s all about stock price and short term wins. CEOs maybe have a year to show what their worth. They don’t think long term.We really are sort of on our own when it comes to doing things in our best interest.
This doom and gloom the government will never be good attitude is basically a self-fulfilling prophecy. Especially when we've seen the US government make great social and scientific strides in the past, and we can currently see other governments doing well by their people. It's clearly possible. We just need to do it.
Dee said:@asmallcat I think people hear mandate and think it means some government official coming to your house and pinning you down to jab you. In Australia, we have mandatory immunisation for children unless they fit into a (very) narrow medical exemption category. I could be wrong, but I believe that not even religious exemptions are accepted anymore. Children must be fully immunised to attend child care centres or kindergartens (pre-school), and there are also government child benefit payments that parents don’t get - one of which is a child care subsidy worth thousands of dollars to a full time working parent. So they can choose not to immunise their child, but they miss out on a fair chunk of money and may not be able to enrol their kid anywhere.We also have a government electronic health record that shows your immunisation status - I just got a message the other day after my second jab saying mine had been updated. So although I’m sure people could find a way to fake that, it’s not that easy for any random Covidiot to do.
FWIW it's become increasingly clear that giving so much power to the states in the US was a mistake. We would be much better served with a powerful federal government, killing the senate, and leaving to the states much smaller things, but that's a pipe dream.
JoshTheBlack said:My problem with government mandated vaccines is I don't trust the government. The government is largely incompetent in the best of times, and downright evil in the worst of times. I'm 100% behind businesses mandating vaccines for employees and customers, but I really don't think government mandates will help, or are good. Perhaps that's a result of me being fiercely anti-authoritarian. (On the pol-compass I'm pretty close to the bottom.)
Hatorian said:No. He says “dead daughter” for sure. I’m in a fan group on Facebook as well and that’s all their talking about.I thought blood ridge happened before he got the portal gun? There is a scene where Rick has what looks like a Stone Age version of a gun.
Noel said:It was a mistake to watch the first episode of Hard Knocks. I’m going to watch the entire season and it will have me believing in the Cowboys. Man, I just can’t help myself.
Haaaa, hahaha I almost convinced myself that might happen. As long as JJ is so hands on it feels like a long shot for the Cowboys to make a deep playoff run.