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  • Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    This is exactly correct. Sage Steele is guilty of incorrect thinking, and worse yet, she doesn't think like ESPN expects a black woman to think. They can't compute...can't process the idea...that she doesn't toe the conpany line word for word. ESPN has become disgusting to me. There are individual anchors I still appreciate, but that company has gone crazy. They're hemorrhaging ratings and it's causing them to grasp at any and all wild social trends to right a ship with a Titanic rip in the hull. Lucky for them NCAA and NFL football exists.

    I've enjoyed Ms. Steele for years. Thought she was great on the NBA show. I respect her now even more for sticking to her guns in the face of a woke mob at her place of employment.
    In all fairness to ESPN they're an equal opportunity thought police as evidenced by the fact that Jemele Hill is the polar opposite of Steele and she's also been suspended a few times for saying the wrong things away from the job, not to mention the suspension of two of their biggest stars, Stephen A Smith and Tony Kornheiser, for completely innocuous comments IMO.

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    • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
      Yeah, I guess you have a point. All the folks on TV are de facto public relations workers 24/7. The folks who operate the cameras and take out the garbage have more freedom when they're off the clock but they're also paid a lot less too. My sister-in-law, who bambam has met, once got called on the carpet for cutting her hair without notice.
      That's insane. Jazzy's sister-in-law is a news anchor in Raleigh. Had dinner with Jazzy, his brother (then a doctor at Fort Bragg), and his sister-in-law several years ago in Raleigh. Fun times.

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      • Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

        That's insane. Jazzy's sister-in-law is a news anchor in Raleigh. Had dinner with Jazzy, his brother (then a doctor at Fort Bragg), and his sister-in-law several years ago in Raleigh. Fun times.
        She was a news anchor in Raleigh. About a year ago they started getting homesick and she's been a news anchor in Baton Rouge since the first week of August.

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        • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

          She was a news anchor in Raleigh. About a year ago they started getting homesick and she's been a news anchor in Baton Rouge since the first week of August.
          Powell? If so I've seen her before. Also...ahem...hubba hubba!
          You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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          • Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post

            Powell? If so I've seen her before. Also...ahem...hubba hubba!
            Don't you live in Texas? Where did you see her?

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            • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

              Don't you live in Texas? Where did you see her?
              Actually online not that long ago. Maybe a short news clip? Can't remember, but it's been recent.
              You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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              • In case you were thinking of not getting a booster.

                "Researchers who scoured the records of nearly 800,000 U.S. veterans found that in early March, just as the Delta variant was gaining a toehold across American communities, the three vaccines were roughly equal in their ability to prevent infections.

                But over the next six months, that changed dramatically.

                By the end of September, Moderna’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, measured as 89% effective in March, was only 58% effective.

                The effectiveness of shots made by Pfizer and BioNTech, which also employed two doses, fell from 87% to 45% in the same period.

                And most strikingly, the protective power of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine plunged from 86% to just 13% over those six months.

                The three vaccines held up better in their ability to prevent COVID-19 deaths, but by July — as the Delta variant began to drive a three-month surge of infections and deaths — the shots’ effectiveness on that score also revealed wide gaps.

                Among veterans 65 and older who were inoculated with the Moderna vaccine, those who developed a so-called breakthrough infection were 76% less likely to die of COVID-19 compared with unvaccinated veterans of the same age.

                Older veterans who got the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and subsequently experienced a breakthrough infection were 70% less likely to die than were their unvaccinated peers.

                And when older vets who got a single jab of the J&J vaccine suffered a breakthrough infection, they were 52% less likely to die than their peers who didn’t get any shots."


                https://www.latimes.com/science/stor...id-19-vaccines

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                • North Dakota lawmaker catches COVID-19, must miss his anti-vaccine rally | KSTP.com

                  A North Dakota lawmaker and an organizer of a rally Monday to oppose COVID-19 vaccine mandates is infected with the coronavirus and won’t attend the event.

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                  • Singapore Will Stop Covering COVID Costs for Those Who Decline to Be Vaccinated (yahoo.com)

                    Singapore will no longer cover the medical costs of COVID-19 patients who are eligible to get vaccinated against the virus but choose not to, the country’s Health Ministry says.

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                    • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                      Singapore Will Stop Covering COVID Costs for Those Who Decline to Be Vaccinated (yahoo.com)

                      Singapore will no longer cover the medical costs of COVID-19 patients who are eligible to get vaccinated against the virus but choose not to, the country’s Health Ministry says.
                      A reasonable policy, IMO.

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                      • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                        Singapore Will Stop Covering COVID Costs for Those Who Decline to Be Vaccinated (yahoo.com)

                        Singapore will no longer cover the medical costs of COVID-19 patients who are eligible to get vaccinated against the virus but choose not to, the country’s Health Ministry says.
                        If health insurance companies all decided to mandate vaccines by either jacking up the rates of anti-vaxxers or refusing to cover their COVID-19 expenses, it would probably push most of the dead-enders to get vaccinated.

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                        • I don't agree that the non vaccinated shouldn't be able to insure themselves but higher rates would be apropos. There are a litany of personal choice issues which insurers insure albeit at much higher rates.

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                          • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post
                            I don't agree that the non vaccinated shouldn't be able to insure themselves but higher rates would be apropos. There are a litany of personal choice issues which insurers insure albeit at much higher rates.
                            It's Singapore's public insurance system MediShield Life which isn't going to cover the COVID costs of the unvaccinated. Private health insurance also exists there, and maybe (or maybe not?) people will have the option to pay for said coverage privately.

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                            • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post
                              I don't agree that the non vaccinated shouldn't be able to insure themselves but higher rates would be apropos. There are a litany of personal choice issues which insurers insure albeit at much higher rates.
                              This. On my city's health plan the smokers, dippers, obese, heavy drinkers, texters-and-drivers, non-exercisers, etc...don't have different rates. I have the joyous privilege of paying higher rates to support their lifestyle choices. Let's a least be consistent here. Maybe Singapore is consistent? But in the US policies are wildly inconsistent.
                              You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                              • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                                I it would probably push most of the dead-enders to get vaccinated.
                                Double entendre?

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