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  • He faked PPP loan applications, got the money, then spent it on a Lamborghini and Rolex. Now he's serving nine years in prison

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/us/co...rnd/index.html

    A Houston man was sentenced to nine years in prison for using money he got from Covid-19 relief funds to buy cars, a watch and a pay off a home loan, the Justice Department announced.

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    • Marcus Lamb, founder of Christian network Daystar and vaccine opponent, dies after contracting COVID-19

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...id/8820884002/

      Marcus Lamb, head of Christian network Daystar who has been a vocal opponent of the coronavirus vaccine, has died of COVID-19, his family announced.

      The conservative Christian Daystar Television Network announced his death Tuesday on Twitter, saying the Network's founder "went home to be with the Lord this morning." His wife, Joni, confirmed on the network his coronavirus diagnoses and that he had "pre-existing conditions" including diabetes. He was 64, she said.

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      • Latest news is that "Natural Immunity" i.e. Had covid but no vaccine, doesnt work with Omicron. Get vaccinated.

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        • The individual with omicron in Minnesota didn't travel internationally -- they tested positive after returning from New York, which means it's already in New York, or was already circulating among other people in Minnesota. And they got a booster in early November.

          The good news is they only had mild symptoms.

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          • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
            The individual with omicron in Minnesota didn't travel internationally -- they tested positive after returning from New York, which means it's already in New York, or was already circulating among other people in Minnesota. And they got a booster in early November.

            The good news is they only had mild symptoms.
            1 case does not tell us squat. The real issue is how will 65+ folks do with vaccines and boosters. I do not intend to test it.

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            • Forget horse paste. Anti-vaxxers are now literally eating dirt to stay healthy (dailykos.com)

              What else might people do to prevent COVID-19—aside from taking a free, safe, effective, FDA-approved vaccine? Horse paste was all the rage for a while. Bleach injections never really took off, despite the ocher abomination’s imprimatur. Oh, I know, maybe we can prank them into eating handfuls of dirt!

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              • Mama Mia that's some spicy arm.


                An Italian man who wanted a Covid vaccination certificate without getting the jab turned up for his vaccine with a fake arm, officials say.

                The man, in his 50s, arrived for his shot with a silicone mould covering his real arm, hoping it would go unnoticed.

                But a nurse was not fooled and the man has now been reported to the police.

                The nurse told local media that when she had rolled up his sleeve, she found the skin "rubbery and cold" and the pigment "too light".

                https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59524527

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                • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post

                  Nothing new or surprising. The military has a decades-long policy of mandatory vaccinations, including some vaccines that civilians don't normally get, like the anthrax vaccine. Can't have military readiness weakened by an outbreak of a preventable disease.
                  In 1974 at Fort Leonard Wood during basic training you weren't asked. You were told to line up, roll up your sleeves, and a medic went down the line with some sort of injection gun.

                  They did that 3 or 4 times from memory.

                  The closest thing to informed consent was something like this from the drill sergeant

                  "line the f**k up, you useless pieces of dog turd. Time for your 2nd vaccination shot".

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                  • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post

                    In 1974 at Fort Leonard Wood during basic training you weren't asked. You were told to line up, roll up your sleeves, and a medic went down the line with some sort of injection gun.

                    They did that 3 or 4 times from memory.

                    The closest thing to informed consent was something like this from the drill sergeant

                    "line the f**k up, you useless pieces of dog turd. Time for your 2nd vaccination shot".
                    At least that drill sergeant knew you fairly well, Tuariki

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                    • Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

                      At least that drill sergeant knew you fairly well, Tuariki
                      ROFL

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                      • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post

                        In 1974 at Fort Leonard Wood during basic training you weren't asked. You were told to line up, roll up your sleeves, and a medic went down the line with some sort of injection gun.

                        They did that 3 or 4 times from memory.

                        The closest thing to informed consent was something like this from the drill sergeant

                        "line the f**k up, you useless pieces of dog turd. Time for your 2nd vaccination shot".
                        They were a little nicer to us, but when I started as an intern at Duke in 1984, we were required to get a series of vaccinations - Hepatitis B, tetanus, and a couple others that I really don't remember. As I recall there were 4 injections. We also had no choice in the matter if we wanted to start that internship and eventually be able to practice medicine.

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                        • Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

                          At least that drill sergeant knew you fairly well, Tuariki
                          I also knew their mentality having watched my old man in the 1950s at Papakura Army Camp where he a drilll sergeant.

                          I was skinny as a weed, maxed out the fitness test. 60 pushups, 60 situps, 80 rungs on the overhead bars all in 60 seconds, run dodge and jump, and well under 6 minutes for the mile run in boots.

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                          • I recall multiple contemporaneous mandatory injections while in the army. I do not recall any demurral from anyone.

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                            • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                              I recall multiple contemporaneous mandatory injections while in the army. I do not recall any demurral from anyone.
                              You didn't dare give any hint of demurral. All of our drill sergeants were recently returned from Vietnam. I flew into St Louis Airport along with dozens of others from around the country. We were all guided onto buses. Long hair, beards, afros, bangles, beads - the lot. Our buses arrived at FLW late afternoon and as we piled out of the buses the drills descended.

                              Line up, single file, you maggot pieces of %&*#$%. Sergeant White, a 6'7" black SFC (learned later that he also had a karate black belt) walked down the line inspecting us. My mate who I had befriended on the flight from LA and bus ride to FLW, was a little short black guy - friendly as hell. As Sergeant While moved down the line berating everyone, he arrived in front of my mate. My mate friendly as ever says "Hey brother....". Oh well, at least my mate lived. Damn it was funny as Sergeant White came down on him equating him to some maggot infested Viet Cong.

                              Today's army (NZ as well) seems to be all pumpkin pie and other assorted sweetness.

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                              • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post

                                In 1974 at Fort Leonard Wood during basic training you weren't asked. You were told to line up, roll up your sleeves, and a medic went down the line with some sort of injection gun.
                                Today it seems like they're putting the onus on each individual to set up their own vax appointment, instead of lining them up one day and giving them the jabs en masse. The whole military could have and should have been vaccinated within a week of sufficient supply becoming available.

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