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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhyn View Post
    Seriously, we are WAY fucked because the administration did nothing. Oh, and now someone at my workplace may have spread it there, and now I'm having to quarantine in my own home from my own at-risk husband for fucking Thanksgiving.
    I know the feeling. I’m lucky enough to work at home, but my wife is forced to work in person at her school. She loads up with PPE each morning, and decontaminated on getting home, but we have been wearing masks around each other for months, and around her parents downstairs. Thanksgiving is going to be going downstairs to get our food and coming right back up to eat.

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    Aaaannd the administration has done worse than nothing. Thanks to packing the Supreme Court with unqualified ideologues the court has ruled that NY can’t put restrictions on religious gatherings

    So super spreader events are perfectly fine if done in the name of god.

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    You should be glad that the Supreme Court is upholding constitutional rights.

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    High court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship | WSYR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.

    The justices split 5-4 with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the majority. It was the conservative’s first publicly discernible vote as a justice. The court’s three liberal justices and Chief Justice John Roberts dissented.
    This reminds me of something. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has a YouTube channel, Freethought Matters, with interviews with various people. One was on the Supreme Court and religion. That one noted that the SC is having a very expansive view of freedom of religion, something that can override just about everything else. That most recent ruling seems to fit that trend.

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    I sometimes wonder if we had assholes like this in WWII. You know, when they have air raid drills, everyone was supposed to turn off their lights, pull the shades down, etc. so any potential bombers wouldn’t have any city lights to guide them. Did they have assholes who would turn on their lights instead, ranting about ‘freedom’’?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    I sometimes wonder if we had assholes like this in WWII. You know, when they have air raid drills, everyone was supposed to turn off their lights, pull the shades down, etc. so any potential bombers wouldn’t have any city lights to guide them. Did they have assholes who would turn on their lights instead, ranting about ‘freedom’’?
    No, the assholes were the ones shouting 'Turn off those lights!' Govt. Guidelines gave them access to govt. authority.

    After the war they became powers in Home Owners Associations. Their kids were raised to be the assholes of original authority, not assholes for someone else's suthority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSwizzle View Post
    You should be glad that the Supreme Court is upholding constitutional rights.
    It's not. Religions should be treated the same as everything else. Just because businesses that don't gather crowds aren't restricted like those that do is not evidence that the rules are unacceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    I sometimes wonder if we had assholes like this in WWII. You know, when they have air raid drills, everyone was supposed to turn off their lights, pull the shades down, etc. so any potential bombers wouldn’t have any city lights to guide them. Did they have assholes who would turn on their lights instead, ranting about ‘freedom’’?
    The larger problem was coastal areas that would not shut the lights off and that allowed German U Boats to ravage merchant shipping up and down the US east coast by targeting ships that could be seen against a lighted shoreline. It took a long time and many sunken ships before east coast cities actually blacked out at night. It's what the German U Boat crews called the second "happy time" because sinking US shipping was so easy and relatively risk free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    I sometimes wonder if we had assholes like this in WWII. You know, when they have air raid drills, everyone was supposed to turn off their lights, pull the shades down, etc. so any potential bombers wouldn’t have any city lights to guide them. Did they have assholes who would turn on their lights instead, ranting about ‘freedom’’?
    The larger problem was coastal areas that would not shut the lights off and that allowed German U Boats to ravage merchant shipping up and down the US east coast by targeting ships that could be seen against a lighted shoreline. It took a long time and many sunken ships before east coast cities actually blacked out at night. It's what the German U Boat crews called the second "happy time" because sinking US shipping was so easy and relatively risk free.
    Ah, I forgot about that aspect of it.

    So I wonder if any ships were lost because of ‘freedom’ assholes back then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    I sometimes wonder if we had assholes like this in WWII. You know, when they have air raid drills, everyone was supposed to turn off their lights, pull the shades down, etc. so any potential bombers wouldn’t have any city lights to guide them. Did they have assholes who would turn on their lights instead, ranting about ‘freedom’’?
    Well it depends. If the drill was to be called during the day there wouldn’t be much point turning off the lights and pulling down the shades. And if the vast, VAST majority of any bombs dropped missed, didn’t explode etc and the survival rates of those that did explode was 99.9% I think I could forgive a few assholes for ignoring the bullshit.

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