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    Quote Originally Posted by Posada20 View Post
    Yeah and where did Europe get that virus from ? I hold China more accountable than trump that is for damned sure . Nothing trump could have would have prevented the virus from getting here . By the time China acknowledged that the virus was out of control and something to worry about , it was in Europe and the US for months . The virus was already here in the US within weeks of it starting in China but no one knew it because no one was tested and everyone assumed is was the regular flu . Now I do agree trump hasnít always said the right thing , but to hold him equally or more accountable Than China for something he could not have prevented just makes no sense .

    If I lose loved ones from this virus , my anger will be towards China , the open boarder policies of socialism , and the damned sanctuary cities and open boarder policies in states like NY, California and even here in Florida . And if Europe didnít have such open boarders with China and themselves this virus would not have spread as quickly as it did
    Who is not blaming China? We know they are a corrupt government. Obviously their numbers are intentionally flawed and they covered this up but last time i checked we dont live under the Chinese government. We have our own government and our own president. A president who has continually ignored all the warnings of this virus because he thought it would hinder his re-election.

    Sure, the virus would have still spread (and had significant ramifications on life, the economy, etc) but if Trump and other leaders of the US government move on this in a combined effort sooner, the death toll and spread drops tremendously. Do you understand that? Why do i need to keep explaining this? And they absolutely could have. They chose not to, especially our president who wasted valuable time downplaying the virus.

    I hold him accountable as president of this country. You don't. You defend him at every turn.

    The rest of your post is complete nonsense. Tourism is an essential part of every country's business. You have American citizens, dual citizens from other countries, people who are here legally who travel back and forth to all parts of the world for business, leisure, etc. We dont exist in a bubble. Other countries similarly to we do in terms of immigration, tourism, business travel, etc.

    You shouldn't excuse Trump because the virus was already out there. It suggest his lack of action (that resulted in thousands of deaths and the longer spread of this virus) is somehow justifiable. Its not.
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    Again what proof do you have that trump knew enough about the virus that he could have prevented thousands of deaths ? And how do you know his traveling bans that he did enact almost 3 months ago , didnít save many lives ? I think you are giving trump too much credit on his early knowledge and ability to react to it when the rest of the world didnít do anything more . And while the US Leads the world with the most cases , one thing that is forgotten. Is that the death rate in the US us amongst the lowest in the world . Now that leads Me to believe that something is being done right .

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    Hey guys. Florida schools are closed for the remainder of the semester. But don't worry, they're opening some beaches.

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    His stern face can give that impression but I don't feel that's the case. New York isn't an easy place to play at, so honestly I can see his confidence at an all-time low for him.

    I don't think he's a bust. I think he just needs the right motivation to pick himself up & play harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Posada20 View Post
    Again what proof do you have that trump knew enough about the virus that he could have prevented thousands of deaths ? And how do you know his traveling bans that he did enact almost 3 months ago , didnít save many lives ? I think you are giving trump too much credit on his early knowledge and ability to react to it when the rest of the world didnít do anything more . And while the US Leads the world with the most cases , one thing that is forgotten. Is that the death rate in the US us amongst the lowest in the world . Now that leads Me to believe that something is being done right .
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/u...takeaways.html
    Peter Navarro, the presidentís top trade adviser, wrote a searing memo at the end of January arguing that a pandemic caused by the virus could cost the United States dearly, producing as many as half a million deaths and trillions of dollars in economic losses.

    By the third week in February, the administrationís top public health officials had concluded that it was time to begin shifting to a more aggressive strategy to mitigate the spread of the virus, including social distancing, stay-at-home orders and school closures.

    But they never got the chance to present the plan to the president. An official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went public with dire warnings too soon, sending stocks tumbling and angering Mr. Trump, who pushed aside his health and human services secretary and put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the response.

    It would be three more weeks before Mr. Trump finally recommended aggressive social distancing guidelines, a period when the virus spread largely unimpeded and the task force was trying to avoid alarmist messages like the one that had angered the president.

    Throughout January and February, a group of academics, government physicians and infectious diseases doctors ó including Trump administration officials ó expressed alarm at the ferocity of the coronavirus in a lengthy email chain they called ďRed Dawn,Ē an inside joke based on the 1984 movie about a band of Americans trying to save the country after a foreign invasion.

    The officials repeatedly expressed concern about the lack of aggressive action to deal with the virus. They assailed the lack of testing and helped bring to the governmentís attention concerns about the virus being spread by people without symptoms. They also tracked the global spread of the virus. At the end of February, a top Veterans Affairs Department doctor wrote, ďSo we have a relatively narrow window and we are flying blind. Looks like Italy missed it.Ē
    I know fake news, right? I can quote multiple other sources if you like. He knew something was arise and decided to waste precious time ignoring it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSownsU View Post
    Hey guys. Florida schools are closed for the remainder of the semester. But don't worry, they're opening some beaches.

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    So you can go grocery shopping with people everywhere clogging the aisles but canít go to the beach where it is open air With even less risk?

    That makes sense.
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    And yet despite all that , Fauci said on 2/29 that the virus was nothing to worry about . Why is that ?

    One thing that has me question that article is why was no one in congress or the senate pressuring trump to do anything ? This article leads me to more questions than answers . And then there is the fact that Pelosi threatened trump with legislation blocking his travel bans . Who says she wouldnít have blocked trump from taking executive action to order lock downs three weeks earlier? And again trumpís response canít be as bad as the media is stating or navarroís prediction of half a million deaths wouldnít , as of right now be off by so much .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Posada20 View Post
    Again what proof do you have that trump knew enough about the virus that he could have prevented thousands of deaths ? And how do you know his traveling bans that he did enact almost 3 months ago , didnít save many lives ? I think you are giving trump too much credit on his early knowledge and ability to react to it when the rest of the world didnít do anything more . And while the US Leads the world with the most cases , one thing that is forgotten. Is that the death rate in the US us amongst the lowest in the world . Now that leads Me to believe that something is being done right .
    This question has been asked and answered numerous times. Please change the narrative. There is growing evidence to suggest he knew as early as Nov., regardless his response was woefully late and clearly incompetent. He may not accept any responsibility but he will be held accountable for the misery and destruction.

    He is now cheering on the governors who defy the science and are opening their states prematurely. This is not leadership, it's asinine, belligerent, incompetence. Irresponsible behavior from the leader of the free world. He is pounding his chest for restricting travel from China and demonizing on one hand, but weeks earlier he was praising them amidst his trade deal. What isn't being discussed are the 40K who did travel from China to US post restriction at a time the virus was spreading. Trump has suggested that his action to ban foreigners from entering the U.S. if they were in China before early February has contributed to lower COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the U.S.

    "I cut off China very early. And if I didnít, we would have a chart that you wouldnít believe," Trump said at a briefing on Friday, referring to White House models on where the virus has spread in the U.S. and how many deaths have occurred.

    The reality, 279 flights from China have arrived in the U.S. since Trump's travel restrictions were announced, "and screening procedures have been uneven," the Times notes.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/u...gtype=Homepage

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    No its not anything like that. China is the initial culprit in this but the USA's handling of the virus has been complete **** and that starts with the president.

    A good president gathers the information he receives, tries to coordinate an effort between himself, his medical advisors and governments at a more local level and works on a plan of action. A good president takes the virus seriously. He doesn't play it off as "hoax", "one person in China", or a plot by the Democrats to ruin his campaign. He also doesn't stand with the protesters who are trying to reopen America when thousands of people are getting and dying of this disease by the day.

    His lack of a response costs thousands of lives. He doesn't get a pass for that. You and Posada absolve him of almost all guilt and behind China, he's the most guilty party. There's nothing we can do about China. They are 7,000 miles away and we don't have any authority on them. We did however have the opportunity to control our response and make a more concerted effort to stop this virus. We didn't. That lands on your buddy.

    Let's not forget his lack of push for testing, holding PPE from states, trying to open this country by Easter, all the misinformation and lies he tells on television everyday, trying to push a drug that one of his golf buddies has a major stake in, etc. I can go on.

    He's done an awful job here.

    I am sure you will respond to this by saying something completely unrelated because you know there are no legitimate counterpoints for anything I just said.
    You think Trump just thinks and spouts off whatever comes out of his pie hole?

    Dr Fauci was WRONG too back in Feb. all experts were wrong!

    Pelosi and Schumer where obviously not concerned in Jan? I wonder why?

    She is still eating ice cream in California. WTF is she doing? Why isnít she back in DC helping the Country out?

    What a piece of trash!

    Again, you all bring up The House and Senate to help with balance with Government but where were they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Posada20 View Post
    And yet despite all that , Fauci said on 2/29 that the virus was nothing to worry about . Why is that ?

    One thing that has me question that article is why was no one in congress or the senate pressuring trump to do anything ? This article leads me to more questions than answers . And then there is the fact that Pelosi threatened trump with legislation blocking his travel bans . Who says she wouldnít have blocked trump from taking executive action to order lock downs three weeks earlier? And again trumpís response canít be as bad as the media is stating or navarroís prediction of half a million deaths wouldnít , as of right now be off by so much .
    Is that all he said Jorge? Or perhaps there were other qualifiers. Do we need to go down this path? I would be glad to post the evidence and his actual statements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrzubnyy View Post
    So you can go grocery shopping with people everywhere clogging the aisles but canít go to the beach where it is open air With even less risk?

    That makes sense.
    It's almost like one needs food to survive more than they need a trip to the beach to survive. Do you really not understand the difference between a necessary risk and an unnecessary risk? Not to mention that many of these supermarkets have strict measures in place to keep people from getting too close to each other (and that one could do their shopping during off hours to further mitigate this risk).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrzubnyy View Post
    You think Trump just thinks and spouts off whatever comes out of his pie hole?
    Absolutely. You can see the trash he says on television is similar to what comes across his keyboard on Twitter.

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    Letís all admit nobody knew how bad this was going to be because China didnít warn anybody.

    Experts didnít know. Science experts didnít know.

    You all think he knew this was that bad.

    I think he deserves a free pass anyway. This was someth8 g where every World Leader FAILED!

    Spain, Italy, France, England, China, all failed!

    Was Trump the only World Leader that has tho get this right?

    Geez, you are all nuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    It's almost like one needs food to survive more than they need a trip to the beach to survive. Do you really not understand the difference between a necessary risk and an unnecessary risk? Not to mention that many of these supermarkets have strict measures in place to keep people from getting too close to each other (and that one could do their shopping during off hours to further mitigate this risk).
    No he obviously doesn't if he's bringing it up in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrzubnyy View Post
    I think he deserves a free pass anyway.
    You're wrong. He doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrzubnyy View Post
    Letís all admit nobody knew how bad this was going to be because China didnít warn anybody.

    Experts didnít know. Science experts didnít know.

    You all think he knew this was that bad.

    I think he deserves a free pass anyway. This was someth8 g where every World Leader FAILED!

    Spain, Italy, France, England, China, all failed!

    Was Trump the only World Leader that has tho get this right?

    Geez, you are all nuts!
    Very few countries (if any) aced this test. Trump deserves to be second guessed just as much as most any other world leaders. You're seeing more of this vitriol being directed towards Trump because the vast majority of us live in the United States.

    I'm of the opinion that the overall impact on the U.S. wouldn't be a ton different if we had Clinton, Obama, or Bush at the helm in 2020 instead. Having said that, my view of Trump is getting worse and worse by the day and my opinion on what I've just said could very well change as we get deeper in to this crisis. For instance, Trump cheering on the public protests in some of these states recently is really concerning and will likely make this situation worse for everyone.

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