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Old 21.01.2021, 23:26
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

I'm watching a White House Press Briefing right now where Dr. Fauci is doing an excellent job of explaining why the new variants of the virus are more dangerous, etc. (binds more easily to your receptors) and is also talking about how important it is for the majority of people to be willing to get the vaccine.

He also mentioned how "liberating" and refreshing it feels now to be able to freely talk about the science under the new Biden administration and to no longer have to worry about any repercussions (i.e. Trump).
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Old 21.01.2021, 23:39
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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.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN29P2G5
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President Biden on Thursday signed an executive order to mandate mask wearing on planes and on other modes of transportation as part of a group of several executive orders issued to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The order will mandate mask wearing on public transportation including in airports, on airplanes and on trains. It follows an order on Wednesday that required mask-wearing on federal lands and in federal buildings.

Biden said prior to his inauguration that he will sign an executive order to require masks for travel “where I can, under the law, like federal buildings, interstate travel on planes, trains and buses.”
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2x that, actually, as you need two!

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1/2 x 2 x that, actually, as only nonpregnant adults are eligible for vaccination (and only those who want to be vaccinated, will be).

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Like here, that is THEIR job, not the federal government's!

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Indeed, Tom, that's precisely my point. The states have started to get their act together, the federal government under Trump never did.
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Old 22.01.2021, 09:04
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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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I'm watching a White House Press Briefing right now where Dr. Fauci is doing an excellent job of explaining why the new variants of the virus are more dangerous, etc. (binds more easily to your receptors) and is also talking about how important it is for the majority of people to be willing to get the vaccine.

He also mentioned how "liberating" and refreshing it feels now to be able to freely talk about the science under the new Biden administration and to no longer have to worry about any repercussions (i.e. Trump).
Dr. Fauci also confirmed that the new administration was not starting from "scratch" for vaccine distribution as CNN reported. CNN were just up to their old tricks of using anonymous "sources" as a cover to print lies.

Trust in the media in the US is at an all time low. President Biden can almost forget healing the country if this remains the case. Unfortunately for the President, there is little he can do to change this.

https://www.axios.com/media-trust-cr...b21c283a9.html
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Old 22.01.2021, 09:40
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Dr. Fauci also confirmed that the new administration was not starting from "scratch" for vaccine distribution as CNN reported. CNN were just up to their old tricks of using anonymous "sources" as a cover to print lies.
Got a link for CNN's "lies"? Could not find one.
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Old 22.01.2021, 09:45
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Dr. Fauci also confirmed that the new administration was not starting from "scratch" for vaccine distribution as CNN reported. CNN were just up to their old tricks of using anonymous "sources" as a cover to print lies.

Trust in the media in the US is at an all time low. President Biden can almost forget healing the country if this remains the case. Unfortunately for the President, there is little he can do to change this.

https://www.axios.com/media-trust-cr...b21c283a9.html
I agree that CNN's headline is/was misleading; however, assuming that you're also referring to the following article, it does state Fauci's correction that "We're certainly not starting from scratch, because there is activity going on in the distribution," Fauci said, adding that the Biden administration is "amplifying" in significant ways existing vaccine distribution efforts.":

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/21/p...ump/index.html

But indeed, this is an increasing problem with the media, and it's something that applies to both the left and the right-leaning media, which both shape public perception of politics and don't always reflect the truth so much as they reflect the media's biases and what the media wants people to believe to be true -- essentially, catering to the perceived biases of their viewers. So it's a vicious loop in many ways -- feed the people biased information to conform with their existing biases. And again, this is certainly not only a problem with the left-leaning media. Perhaps the essence of the problem with that is the competitive nature among these media companies and their persistent desire to keep those ratings up. I think the internet has really driven that competitiveness to an extreme. Years ago, prior to the existence of the internet, mainstream journalism and the media were less right or left-leaning, it seems.
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Old 22.01.2021, 09:48
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Got a link for CNN's "lies"? Could not find one.
Here you go
https://edition.cnn.com/


2+2 now =5


Did Fauci talk freely about his investments into the Wuhan lab?
Didnt think so.

I see gas lights EVERYWHERE.
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Old 22.01.2021, 09:51
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Dr. Fauci also confirmed that the new administration was not starting from "scratch" for vaccine distribution as CNN reported. CNN were just up to their old tricks of using anonymous "sources" as a cover to print lies.

Trust in the media in the US is at an all time low. President Biden can almost forget healing the country if this remains the case. Unfortunately for the President, there is little he can do to change this.

https://www.axios.com/media-trust-cr...b21c283a9.html
TrollyClifton.

CNN are, while like all media by no means perfect, one of the best fact-checking news channels out there and the US media has in general been fighting the good fight against Trump for the last 4 years. The only people who have no faith in them are Trump supporters, because he spent 4 years saying they were all liars. While he lied; all day, every day.

You are turning into genuine comedy value because you're not even trying that hard to be subtle any more. Where have your standards gone?
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Old 22.01.2021, 10:08
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TrollyClifton.

CNN are, while like all media by no means perfect, one of the best fact-checking news channels out there and the US media has in general been fighting the good fight against Trump for the last 4 years. The only people who have no faith in them are Trump supporters, because he spent 4 years saying they were all liars. While he lied; all day, every day.

You are turning into genuine comedy value because you're not even trying that hard to be subtle any more. Where have your standards gone?
So true... They completely deny Trump's own lies for 4+ years and instead try to shift the focus onto media bias.
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Old 22.01.2021, 10:11
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I see gas lights EVERYWHERE.
Spend more time looking inward... You'll find even more.
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Here you go
https://edition.cnn.com/


2+2 now =5


Did Fauci talk freely about his investments into the Wuhan lab?
Didnt think so.

I see gas lights EVERYWHERE.
Good point. They actually could give the vaccinations by 5G - logistically much easier. Or perhaps they already did
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Old 22.01.2021, 10:24
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Spend more time looking inward... You'll find even more.
Well I did eat Mexican food last night.

Even Helen Keller can see whats going on.

And I say hey, whats going on?
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Old 22.01.2021, 10:40
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

For those people who believe the vote for Biden was simply an anti-Trump vote
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President Biden’s inauguration garnered more viewers than that of his predecessor, former President Trump, with nearly 40 million tuning in to see him sworn into office.
Trump had 4 percent less than that of Biden’s inauguration viewing numbers.
With Donny's love of ratings, he must hate this news.

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Biden requires international travelers to quarantine upon arrival to US
Probably helps to show US people how really serious is the situation, there are still many who ignore social distancing and mask-wearing.

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Anthony Fauci on Thursday said it has been “liberating” to work as the nation's top infectious diseases doctor under President Biden after his experience working for former President Trump.

“The idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what the evidence and science is, and know that’s it — let the science speak — it is somewhat of a liberating feeling.”
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For those people who believe the vote for Biden was simply an anti-Trump vote.
Well, it kind of was for me. I grew to respect him over time, but he still is and will never be the person I wanted as President. I am overjoyed that Trump is out and Kamala is VP.

I watched every minute of the inauguration and especially enjoyed watching my preferred candidate turn into another meme.
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But indeed, this is an increasing problem with the media, and it's something that applies to both the left and the right-leaning media
No arguments from me there!

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CNN are, while like all media by no means perfect, one of the best fact-checking news channels out there and the US media
Cute, another one who really believes it

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Old 22.01.2021, 11:40
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Hear he's quite sporty and fit.
Also hear he might need a new bike.
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Old 22.01.2021, 11:52
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No arguments from me there!



Cute, another one who really believes it

It's a very common and well documented by many psychologists that people like yourself who lean towards right-wing and/or authoritarian ideology (however much they deny it for the sake of appearances) are prone to believing in conspiracy theories, engaging in fantasy and paranoia and delusions of grandeur. This generally includes believing that they are part of a select group of people who are somehow different from "the herd" and "see the truth" where others do not. It's a form of mental illness.

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It's a very common and well documented by many psychologists that people like yourself who believe lean towards right-wing and/or authoritarian ideology (however much they deny it for the sake of appearances) are prone to believing in conspiracy theories, engaging in fantasy and paranoia and delusions of grandeur. This generally includes believing that they are part of a select group of people who are somehow different from "the herd" and "see the truth" where others do not. It's a form of mental illness.
Wow, the route may be different but the destination is always the same. You got there in two moves, a new record?

Taking up a non-partisan position is not an easy thing to do, you should try it. The sometimes understandable, but mainly irrational hatred of President Trump has blinded so many people from being able to think critically. And also from being able to remain nice people.
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Wow, the route may be different but the destination is always the same. You got there in two moves, a new record?

Taking up a non-partisan position is not an easy thing to do, you should try it. The sometimes understandable, but mainly irrational hatred of President Trump has blinded so many people from being able to think critically. And also from being able to remain nice people.
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Dr. Fauci also confirmed that the new administration was not starting from "scratch" for vaccine distribution as CNN reported. CNN were just up to their old tricks of using anonymous "sources" as a cover to print lies.

Trust in the media in the US is at an all time low. President Biden can almost forget healing the country if this remains the case. Unfortunately for the President, there is little he can do to change this.

https://www.axios.com/media-trust-cr...b21c283a9.html
Undoubtedly some vaccines have been supplied to the states. I suspect that the CNN report was alluding to the vaccine rollout plan—poor as it apparently was—being removed or destroyed by the previous administration, which means that Biden's team would have to create a new plan from scratch. This sort of sabotage is not exactly unheard of and certainly not beneath Trump.
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