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Old 21.01.2021, 16:24
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Due to the pandemic, I've learned way more than I thought I would about the Swiss government & I am very disappointed. My initial impressions were incorrect...
Switzerland does a lot of things really well. It‘s just that federalism doesn‘t handle an infectious disease crisis particularly well.
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Switzerland does a lot of things really well. It‘s just that federalism doesn‘t handle an infectious disease crisis particularly well.
I agree with you ... but isn't that exactly the kind of thing governments should be prepared to handle?
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Old 21.01.2021, 16:39
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I agree with you ... but isn't that exactly the kind of thing governments should be prepared to handle?
You‘d think so, but....I suppose in the end we‘ll have to look back and see who had done well and why.
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Old 21.01.2021, 16:58
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Will anyone be brave enough to ban militia groups outright?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55638579

If not, they will eventually tear America apart.
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Old 21.01.2021, 17:20
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I agree with you ... but isn't that exactly the kind of thing governments should be prepared to handle?
Like China?
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Old 21.01.2021, 17:59
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To say there has been no plan though is just not true though. The Biden Administration has committed to giving out 1 million vaccines per day in the first 100 days of his Presidency. Given that the US is almost there, and population adjusted, the UK is already well there, this isn't that ambitious a target. This is the type of thing independent media should point out rather than just acting as a shill.
Wow, they are able to do this?

Imagine, 8 days and the problem in Switzerland would be solved.


edit: okay, almost 9 days
Does SVP actually have a point?
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Old 21.01.2021, 18:26
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President Joe Biden intends to keep FBI Director Christopher Wray in his post, a senior administration official tells CNN, a sign of confidence for the bureau's leader who has more than six years remaining in his term.

OK for me, Wray seems like a good guy.

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“It doesn't stand for anything, that is other than a cult of personality around a man who is a demagogue and a liar,” he added.
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Old 21.01.2021, 19:48
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I don't know. Tell us, how does it feel to be wrong?

The subheader of the first link you provided reads:

"One month after the United States began what has become a troubled rollout of a national COVID vaccination campaign, the effort is finally gathering real steam."

Sounds like the states, at least, have started to get their act together.
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Old 21.01.2021, 19:52
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Wow, they are able to do this?

Imagine, 8 days and the problem in Switzerland would be solved.


edit: okay, almost 9 days
Does SVP actually have a point?
2x that, actually, as you need two!

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Old 21.01.2021, 19:53
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Sounds like the states, at least, have started to get their act together.
Like here, that is THEIR job, not the federal government's!

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His first action was to impose a mask mandate on federal property.

Not bad for the first few hours.
The mask mandate is a mistake IMO - his administration can make a big difference just by setting a good example and having an consistent message (which he plans to do). The mask mandate is just a rallying cry and excuse for the maskless to use as a protest against Biden in general.
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Old 21.01.2021, 20:00
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Like here, that is THEIR job, not the federal government's!

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Which is all fine and good, but if you haven‘t got the resources or the organization to facilitate this, ain‘t gonna happen.
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Old 21.01.2021, 20:07
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The mask mandate is a mistake IMO - his administration can make a big difference just by setting a good example and having an consistent message (which he plans to do). The mask mandate is just a rallying cry and excuse for the maskless to use as a protest against Biden in general.
You perceive it as a "rallying cry," but that's just your subjective perception.

"Setting a good example" is clearly not enough, thus necessitating a mandate. During the Capitol riots when the Congress members were escorted to safety and were confined to a room together for a few hours, quite a few Republicans were not wearing masks and were refusing to wear them and then tested positive for the virus and had passed it to others during that time.

The unfortunate reality is that trying to set a good example is not enough for some people because they clearly perceive the world through the lens of their egos rather than common sense or simple decency.
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Old 21.01.2021, 21:22
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Much more credible than your outdated links.

The crash landing of 'Operation Warp Speed'
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Old 21.01.2021, 21:36
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Which is all fine and good, but if you haven‘t got the resources or the organization to facilitate this, ain‘t gonna happen.
Yet they DO.

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Old 21.01.2021, 22:16
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Yet they DO.

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Where? The US? No, they do not. Here? Yes they probably do, but they are twiddling their thumbs.
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"Setting a good example" is clearly not enough, thus necessitating a mandate. During the Capitol riots when the Congress members were escorted to safety and were confined to a room together for a few hours, quite a few Republicans were not wearing masks and were refusing to wear them and then tested positive for the virus and had passed it to others during that time.

The unfortunate reality is that trying to set a good example is not enough for some people because they clearly perceive the world through the lens of their egos rather than common sense or simple decency.
In the US, the only place a mask mandate can actually be enforced is by airlines who are willing to place passengers with willful mask violations on their no-fly lists. They have proven to be impossible to enforce in stores - security personnel at entrances have been shot trying to enforce mask rules. Police don't want to spend time being called out every time someone refuses to wear a mask. Slackers issued a 'fine' for breaking the law will just refuse to pay.
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In the US, the only place a mask mandate can actually be enforced is by airlines who are willing to place passengers with willful mask violations on their no-fly lists. They have proven to be impossible to enforce in stores - security personnel at entrances have been shot trying to enforce mask rules. Police don't want to spend time being called out every time someone refuses to wear a mask. Slackers issued a 'fine' for breaking the law will just refuse to pay.
Yes, like I said (basically), the main problem is selfish idiots. But Biden's mask mandate is for federal buildings and transportation, right?

I know I certainly wouldn't want to be put in charge of having to tell people to put masks on in stores in the US. I've read the stories. One woman with her son was in a store and an employee asked them to leave because she refused to wear a mask. An hour later, her son returned to the store and shot the employee in the head. There are far too many violent, irrational and mentally unstable people in the US (as well as ignorant and selfish). It's one of the reasons I was so happy to leave that place.
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Old 21.01.2021, 23:01
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Just to be clear:

Biden's executive order mandates mask wearing only on federal property. It does not mandate mask wearing elsewhere, but he is asking Americans to wear masks as a '100 Days Masking Challenge'.

The first part, mandating wearing masks on federal property, is within the powers of the federal government. The second part is a request because the federal government does not have the power to do so on non-federal property, that would fall to the state governments.

It's that tricky separation of powers stuff again.

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Where? The US? No, they do not. Here? Yes they probably do, but they are twiddling their thumbs.
No, they are doing just fine here.

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