So there's this trend of white people going around coughing on folks because the don't believe the pandemic is real??
Bruh. I'm going to jail. You will see a headline of 'Bay Area man beats the shit out of a local bigot'.
@Are0h uhmmmmm what
@Are0h There was a poster circulated in parts of Denmark that said "Cough on your local minority."
Two elections ago the racist party won 25% of the votes. Spectacular Morons.
@holsta There's a long history of white id'd people weaponizing disease against populations they don't like.
We've seen this behavior before.
@Are0h jesus christ are people insane? they really think its a joke huh, wow
@Are0h Not sure if coughing counts as attempted murder and thus justifies responding with deadly force. I think escalating the violence is probably going to make the situation worse. But I admit I'd have the same temptation
@kragen LOL, who said anything about murder?
Take it back a notch, sport.
@Are0h If someone who might be infected with COVID-19 coughs on you on purpose, isn't that a murder attempt?
@kragen I don't know, whomever you are. Is it?
You're the one that said you're not sure if coughing on someone counts as murder and now you're saying it does?
Ha, make up your mind, champ. You're all over the place.
@Are0h I'm sorry my toots were so unclear. I'm saying that there's a colorable argument that someone coughing on you is attempting to murder you, but if you respond with deadly force, you might not be able to convince other bystanders, the police, the jury, etc. Also, probably it would cause other kinds of problems.
@kragen But the thing is I'm not arguing it's attempted murder. That is not a point I am making, ergo is irrelevant to what I'm saying.
Secondly, it is your assumption that I am talking about deadly force which again is not something I said or even argued.
You are introducing points into this exchange that are completely made up by you.
@Are0h Yes, I did make some original points. I did not intend to attribute them to you. I still think it is worth considering whether they are true, even though you did not come up with them, because they are, I think, relevant.
@kragen Obviously you do because you made them up.
The fact remains it is irrelevant because it makes an incorrect assumption.
You can go in circles about that if you like, but you will do it alone.
Enjoy your day.
@Are0h Okay! You too!
@Are0h justified, imo.
I have a close friend who is severely immunocompromised and has severe asthma. She LOOKS healthy, but this shit would absolutely kill her if she got it. I am seeing red just thinking about some asshole doing this to her
@ItsJenNotGabby Considering we still don't know how wide spread it is or that we don't have a solid protocol for it yet, I consider the intent to be malicious. Whether you're joking or not, the intent is to harm the other person.
Nah, not today.
@Are0h yeah, Ramon just linked me to this, and it's terrifying. I am definitely not willing to make this sacrifice for the stupid ass economy
@ItsJenNotGabby It's wild how officials are talking about people going back to work with no information on how widespread it is, no treatment protocol and at the very least equipping workers that do have to be at their jobs in such a way so that they are safe.
There's just no plan at all. It's completely ludicrous.
@Are0h my local Safeway has put tape on the floors to remind people in line how far away to stand from each other, and it's the only change I've seen anywhere and I know they implemented it of their own accord.
We have a KNOWN shortage of medical equipment and they are still pushing this. It is so wildly irresponsible.
@Are0h cough on cops instead
@a_breakin_glass How about let's just not share communicable diseases to vectors that make the infection easier to spread to vulnerable communities.
@a_breakin_glass cops who can force interaction with whoever they please for two contagious weeks and are known to be hostile to vulnerable people even if they knew they're infected? pass
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