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  • Old Joe restricts travel to some countries because of Covid

    Yup. What the demented duffer declared was racist and xenophobic -- placing travel restrictions on China (a move even Fauci said saved many lives and bought us time) -- he's now doing to a bunch of African countries. And only African countries in spite of the fact that this new variant has been identified in Hong Kong and Israel as well.

    But then, old Joe has a long history of treating blacks differently -- and not in a good way. All the way back to his early days in the Senate when he became buddies with some of the most virulent racists there in order to keep black children from attending the schools his kids went to and, in his own words, turning the schools into "a jungle, a racial jungle." And less than a year ago he was telling black leaders in a zoom conference call that the country is doomed but "not just because of African Americans" -- meaning that blacks are dooming America but they aren't the only reason.

    Source: U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other countries as new Covid variant emerges


    The United States will restrict travel for non-U.S. citizens from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday, part of a global effort to stem the spread of the heavily mutated omicron variant of Covid-19, according to senior Biden administration officials.

    In addition to South Africa, other countries included in the new restrictions are Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.



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  • #2
    Canada has done the same thing, except I’ve heard reports that even Canadian citizens can’t travel there.


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    • #3
      President Trump was blasted as a racist and xenophobe for doing the same thing.
      Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
      But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
      Than a fool in the eyes of God


      From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        Yup. What the demented duffer declared was racist and xenophobic -- placing travel restrictions on China (a move even Fauci said saved many lives and bought us time) -- he's now doing to a bunch of African countries. And only African countries in spite of the fact that this new variant has been identified in Hong Kong and Israel as well.

        But then, old Joe has a long history of treating blacks differently -- and not in a good way. All the way back to his early days in the Senate when he became buddies with some of the most virulent racists there in order to keep black children from attending the schools his kids went to and, in his own words, turning the schools into "a jungle, a racial jungle." And less than a year ago he was telling black leaders in a zoom conference call that the country is doomed but "not just because of African Americans" -- meaning that blacks are dooming America but they aren't the only reason.

        Source: U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other countries as new Covid variant emerges


        The United States will restrict travel for non-U.S. citizens from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday, part of a global effort to stem the spread of the heavily mutated omicron variant of Covid-19, according to senior Biden administration officials.

        In addition to South Africa, other countries included in the new restrictions are Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.



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        It's been spotted in Belgium too.

        What a racist!
        "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing"
        -Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


        "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
        - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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        • #5
          There is a long and growing list of countries that have banned travel from Africa, and the list of countries getting banned can be expected to lengthen in short order.
          1Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω
          Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
          .
          "when the church no longer teaches its people why they believe what they believe, the world will often step in and fill in the gaps." Ryan Danker

          "The synoptic gospels claim that Jesus was crucified on the 15th day of Nisan and buried on the 14th day of Nisan:" Majority Consensus

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          • #6
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            "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing"
            -Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


            "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
            - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post
              How quickly they forget their own screed.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post
                Surely you don't expect a lack of flagrant hypocrisy in political rhetoric.
                1Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω
                Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
                .
                "when the church no longer teaches its people why they believe what they believe, the world will often step in and fill in the gaps." Ryan Danker

                "The synoptic gospels claim that Jesus was crucified on the 15th day of Nisan and buried on the 14th day of Nisan:" Majority Consensus

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                • #9
                  Two Omicron cases found in the UK today. You can’t stop it traveling.
                  “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                  “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
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                  • #10


                    Source: https://theintercept.com/2020/03/05/coronavirus-trump-closing-borders/

                    As the world grapples with the spread of a new coronavirus known as Covid-19, Trump still seems to hold similar beliefs on borders. He flirted in the past week with suggestions for border restrictions that would probably do more harm than good. But experts warn that some draconian public health interventions — such as completely closing borders — can quickly become counterproductive. Once a disease has taken hold inside a country, the best options are domestic interventions by state and local public health authorities with ample support from the federal level.

                    “I hope President Trump is not thinking about shutting down the borders completely, because then you really do have a situation in which we can’t help other nations and the disease will nonetheless be here,” said Amy Fairchild, an ethicist, public health historian, and dean of the Ohio State University College of Public Health. “We will only end up creating vulnerable, underserved populations in this country, and we’ll exacerbate the challenges of providing aid to African and Asian countries that have more fragile health care systems.”

                    “You divert a lot of resources when you are focused on closing borders, rather than focusing on protecting your health workers, preparing your health systems, and enhancing your disease surveillance,” she told The Intercept. “You mistakenly think, ‘Oh, we closed our borders. We’re fine.’ But giving people the sense that they are the enemy, that they are the problem, makes people hide because they become very frightened of the consequences. They’re not sure that identifying themselves with the authorities will be something that has good consequences for them as we saw with Ebola.”

                    SO-CALLED medieval methods of disease control — quarantines, closing borders, trapping people in outbreak areas — can work, at least for a time. Interventions like barring entry to non-Americans who were recently in China may have initially slowed the spread of Covid-19 in the United States. “We have, through some very good early decisions — decisions that were actually ridiculed at the beginning. We closed up our borders to flights coming in from certain areas, areas that were hit by the coronavirus and hit pretty hard,” Trump said last Thursday. “A lot of people thought we shouldn’t have done it that early, and we did, and it turned out to be a very good thing.”

                    The Centers for Disease Control believes the spread of the disease is unavoidable. “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness,” said Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s national center for immunization and respiratory diseases, last Wednesday. But asked about it a day later, Trump offered a completely contradictory judgment. “Well, I don’t think it’s inevitable,” he began before launching into a meandering response. Reality upended the president’s incoherent pronouncements as word soon emerged that Covid-19 has likely been spreading undetected for around six weeks in Washington state, where the first U.S. deaths from it were reported this past weekend. Trump does now admit that “additional cases in the U.S. are likely.”

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                    • #11
                      New York already pumping out the fear porn by declaring a state of emergency over the strain that hasn't even been detected in their state let alone the US:
                      https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-decl...074026369.html
                      "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing"
                      -Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


                      "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
                      - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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                      • #12
                        I've heard the term "scareiant" used for this latest excuse to inflict draconian mandates.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tabibito View Post
                          There is a long and growing list of countries that have banned travel from Africa, and the list of countries getting banned can be expected to lengthen in short order.
                          Did any of them previously call such bans "xenophobic" and those who put them in place racist? And I do not recall old Joe (or any of the others in chorus from the left at the time echoing him) ever retracting such statements before taking the same sort of measures himself.

                          I'm always still in trouble again

                          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                          "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                          • #14
                            What amazes me is how slow the travel ban is taking affect in the US. It's on Monday. Over in Europe, it's immediate. CNN was telling about one flight from South Africa to I think the Netherlands that the passengers found out about the ban half-way through the flight. They were stuck in the airport for while the officials tried to figure out what to do with them.

                            I don't know if the travel ban is a good idea or not. I lean towards it is but I'm a cautious person.

                            Other point, if the government really needed to move fast, I wouldn't count on it. It's become too bureaucratic and how many companies have gone down because they couldn't react fast enough. I experienced this in my work life. When I start there, it was a Fortune 100 company. Now it struggles to find a reason to keep existing. Our government is going to collapse someday because it won't be able to react fast enough.
                            "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

                            "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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                            • #15
                              It's never going to end - is it....
                              Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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