Godless

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About Godless

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  1. Godless

    Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far

    The article you linked references a few different sources. The first is an Indian news outlet that mentions strict test, trace, and isolate measures as a contributing factor to the low rates, as well as curfews. That all sounds like liberty-infringing government overreach that wouldn't be tolerated here. That article also mentions that roughly 90 million Uttar Pradesh residents are vaccinated, about 44% of the population. The US is a little above 50%, but a lot of places are slacking in the test/trace/isolate protocol, and we don't have curfews. That article mentioned nothing about Ivermectin. The second article linked was directly related to Ivermectin. It was a US-based conservative media page that greets you with this: Definitely seems like they're focused on balanced, objective reporting. I didn't read the article. Waste of time. There was a third article to another Indian publication that talked about Ivermectin as treatment in Uttar Pradesh. TBH, I don't feel like I'm informed enough to make a good judgement call on Ivermectin. Is there evidence that it may be working in India? Maybe. But it's worth noting that they seem to have stricter test/trace/isolate measures in place than we do. Combine that with a decent vax rate and curfews and it's hard to say that Ivermectin was the magic solution that turned things around for them. Maybe it was. Maybe it contributed to the recovery in addition to curfews and other government mandates.
  2. Godless

    Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far

    Worth mentioning: Ebola is many times deadlier than COVID, but also many times LESS contagious due to the fact that it isn't an airborne pathogen.
  3. Godless

    Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far

    The smallpox vaccine had its detractors as well. One of them met a rather unpleasant end, much like several anti-vax public figures that have been in the news recently. This article is from 1903. This is a pretty flimsy comparison. Smokers are only a threat to others when they're actively smoking. I would also note that smokers pay higher insurance rates, something that some people on the left (not me, to be clear) are advocating for unvaccinated people.
  4. Godless

    Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far

    "When somebody is president of the United States, the authority is total. The governors know that.” -the guy that Biden replaced He was a fool to think that he could bully state governors into doing his bidding, and so is Biden.
  5. Godless

    Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far

    I'm aware of the reputation that SLT has around here, but I was curious if anyone could verify this. https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2021/09/10/lds-church-wont-help/
  6. Godless

    Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far

    My understanding is that this will be treated as an OSHA issue (please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm still trying to catch up on all this while processing NFL news). I imagine there was probably a time when child labor laws were considered government overreach. FWIW, I'm not completely sure that I agree with this mandate either, but I can see how it might be just as enforceable as other OSHA regulations. I also think the courts are gonna have their hands full for quite a while.
  7. Godless

    Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far

    Good luck with that. My side spent 4 years saying that and frankly I think we had a stronger case.
  8. Godless

    The Holy War

    It's not happening this year, but BYU/Notre Dame would qualify as well.
  9. Godless

    3.5 Trillion spending bill

    I think that if we're going to spend that kind of money, I'd prefer to see it improving infrastructure here at home. It's crazy to me that the Right will gladly dump money into military spending to fund stalemate wars overseas, but won't invest in their own country. And yes, the fact that this spending bill is meant to fund several years worth of projects is certainly relevant. And how's that worked out?
  10. Godless

    3.5 Trillion spending bill

    Hey Siri, how much money did the US spend on the Iraq and Afghan wars?
  11. MLK laid some of the groundwork for it as well, but people don't like to talk about that.
  12. Godless

    Musicals

    Most of the performances didn't bother me much because I knew going in how the singing was recorded and adjusted my expectations accordingly. But you're right, even pre-recording wouldn't have saved Crowe's Javert.
  13. Godless

    Musicals

    I grew up in a household that loves Le Mis. Like, all of us, inexplicably. Overall, I thought the movie version was okay, but I hated Russell Crowe as Javert. Keep in mind, this is the voice of Javert that I grew up with:
  14. Godless

    BYU - Call to Arms

    Most people aren't surgeons. Most married couples NEED two incomes to make ends meet. The economy you knew when you were in college isn't today's economy. Rent, mortgage, tuition, gas, food, the cost of all of these things have gone up over the last few decades (and the minimum wage hasn't, but that's a different can of worms). And like @Jane_Doe, I am curious at what you mean by "marshmallow men" and "omega males". Because I can tell you right now, the type of men that I typically see throwing around terms like "alpha male" and "omega male" couldn't possibly be farther from the type of man I want my son to be.
  15. Godless

    BYU - Call to Arms

    While you raised some valid concerns, I worry that your idea of "masculinity" is one-dimensional at best and maybe warped entirely.