Would you give up your life to reactivate the economy? Question with a followup.

Discussion in 'Political Opinions & Beliefs' started by Golem, Mar 24, 2020.

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Should people over 60 be willing to give up their life for the good of the U.S. economy?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Everybody should be willing. Over and under 60, young people, children....

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  1. Golem

    Golem Well-Known Member Donor

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    Dan Patrick, Lt Governor of Texas, suggests that old people should be willing to sacrifice their lives for the good of the economy.

    Question for all those over 60, would you?



    Now... of course we now know that, even though most deaths happen among the elderly, So the follow up question is: should everybody be willing to give up their life, and that of their children, to reactivate the U.S. Economy?

    Trump has even started to introduce the word "suicide" in the minds of people. How far will this administration be willing to go?
     
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    TheGreatSatan Well-Known Member

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    At a point the measures to fight the virus do more damage then the virus. You might not die from the virus but the crime, riots, and all the criminals Democrats let out of jails will.
     
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    HereWeGoAgain Well-Known Member

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    The true believers should follow their leader. He wants the churches packed on Easter. So pack the churches. Kiss and hug one another. Spend lots of quality time together. Show everyone that TDS is real.

    That should do it.
     
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    Since when is 60 "Old"?

    Most 60-Year-Olds that I know look 35 and can still complete a Triathlon.

    60? "Old"? Not even close.

    Anyway, Trump is completely Off His Rocker and due to his latest statements on the Virus is worthy of having the 25th Amendment be triggered.
     
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    According to trump over or under 60 isn't a factor. He wants everyone in church on Easter Sunday. What a warped mind!!!!
     
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    I'd give my life for any American or for their freedom. For the economy no.
     
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    We could just let the virus run its course without medical intervention, cull the human herd, let the weak and sickly die off so the strong can survive and leave us with a healthier, stronger population.
     
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    He'd like to do that, but has been advised against it by his close associates. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to understand how ANYONE can still support this inept, mega-maniac as President. It's unbelievable. :(
     
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    If we are truly at that point in history, then we should begin to seriously rethink what the concept of economy should be. It should serve us, not serve itself. But of course, that is not to imply that Pied Piper Trump is presenting us with a growth moment as a nation. It is clear the depth of his wisdom is shallower than a puddle of spilled milk. No, it's all about his narrow limited focus about the only brand he really cares about which is Trump.

    I too caught him using the word "suicide". It is beyond shameful. This level of nuanced evil is what makes him so dangerous.
     
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    Considering he only suggested having packed churches by that time if possible and then backed off further
    just wishful thinking. No worse than Lefty wishful thinking we see on this board on a regular basis. As far as Dan Patrick, I believe I heard him say to keep the elderly isolated but let the younger people not in the danger categories more freedom. Isolation isn't a problem for most Lefties, so many are perfectly fine living in their mommies basement all they need are the basic requirements of junk food and an x-box. Most other Lefties in some way receive a salary from tax dollars and won't see a drop in pay. All they really care about is tanking the economy so that they can blame Trump. They knew they really had to pull out all the stops when Biden is the best the DNC can come up with to run against Trump and the perfect storm of dead American's and a dead economy is the end that justifies the means.
     
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    Yea...really...go "own the libs" and then stay the hell away from anyone with a brain.
    Oh and when you get it....do NOT go to the hospital

    You made the personal choice
     
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    It is not a matter of giving up one's life for the good of the economy. It is a matter of a very slight increase in the risk of losing your life for the good of the economy. For that matter, driving to work is a prime example of slightly increasing the risk of losing one's life for the good of their finances. In that sense, life is a nonstop series of calculated risks.
     
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    Sometimes a treatment is worse than the condition you are trying to treat.
    What’s is happening right now is equivalent of treating an in grown nail with leg amputation.
    Some cancer patients refuse treatment because the treatment is worse than the cancer.
    From country’s overall well being - we are better off just moving on.
    Humans can’t stop HIV, which requires a very up close and personal contact. This fight is ongoing for like 50 years now. What makes you think that we can stop or slowdown a virus that can be transmitted via surfaces and air droplets?
    Since even the toughest methods possible will not fully stop the virus then one can come to a conclusion that, eventually, everyone will have this virus. If that’s the case - then why destroy millions of jobs over something that we can’t really control?
     
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    Trump's most ardent supporters are Evangelicals. Many believe he was chosen by God.
     
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    Even Trump believes he's the 'chosen one'. Personally, I have always believed that Donald Trump was the 'chosen one' except he was chosen by the Angel of Darkness, not God.
     
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    People with illness can choose to refuse treatment, decrease survival chances and even die. The Government can not do that for them.
     
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    Yes, yes we all know that everyone on the left just sits in their mommies basement and play video games. Everyone on the Left us on the public file. What a load of garbage. Do y'all ever grow up.
     
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    That's why most won't die.

    But go to a nursing home and check out some 50-60 year olds and realize how silly your post was
     
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    What are you talking about? You can find 30 year olds who are frail too. Hell, I'm in better shape than a lot of young men in their twenties.

    I'm pushing 60 and have a smoking hot, 21 yo girlfriend. Had a great round of marathon sex last weekend. So speak for yourself.
     
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    So you see it as entirely acceptable for you to muse that many Trump supporters "believe he was chosen by god", but this guy says many leftists are 'living in their mommies basement" and then you are going to get indignant at his over generalization?

    From where I sit, you are both two sides to the same coin. You are castigating him for doing the exact same thing as you. The fact that you are oblivious to this is truly humorous.
     
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    Are you in a nursing home?
    Do you have reading difficulties?
     
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    Trump's assisted suicide government clinics

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    Yesterday, on tv, the cuomo that's helping to wreck New York ruminated about letting older people die. The response of the left? Yawning.gif
     
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    Ezekiel Emanuel has been doing that for years, and our coming single payer system will be modeled after his recommendations.
    You can read about his formula in The Lancet.
    "Complete lives system" is the name of his masterpiece
     
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    I think you have completely misunderstood the words of a very frustrated Governor Cuomo who is facing the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic right in New York City.

    He was advised by medical experts that New York will need 30,000 ventilators and was told by FEMA that he could have 400. Thus, the point that 26,000 that would die without them was made by Cuomo in his statement;

    'You pick the 26,000 people who are going to die’

    Do you see now how you've taken this out of context and made it a political weapon to use against the left? Your partisanship is not needed nor wanted at this time of crisis in our nation.
     

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