You’re not old enough to remember when AT&T was the phone company. So ask around to somebody who is old enough and ask them what the reaction would have been if AT&T had declared that GTE could no longer have access to the long distance phone network....
Followed by GTE’s bank announcing that they would no longer handle GTE accounts. Followed bye landlords of GTE rented property “coincidentally“ all announcing that they would no longer renew the leases and in fact were demanding GTE vacate in 48 hours. ...
While top executives of AT&T, the bank, and the real estate holding firm all except high-level positions in government.

Now tell me about free enterprise

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9 Jan
That's the problem. If it were ONLY twitter, then this might be a valid argument. But what we've seen in the last 24 hours has been an apparent coordinated effort to remove opposition accounts from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Shopify, ...
.., and a similarly coincidentally-timed effort by both Apple and Google to remove the main likely competition to Twitter in Parler. We have discovered that the "public square" has gates guarded by Democrats and their allies.
And as I said before, people who worried about Trump being a fascist aren't realizing that the real fascists operated with big corporation's cooperation and support.

The people who claim to worry about a cyberpunk world of corporate fascism are bringing it about./e
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@janemiami @AncientMirror @GodonFrank @RonColeman @tracybeanz @GovMurphy @pnjaban Yeah, but check who said what. Fauci said that HCQ was unproven and reports of success were anecdotal — BUT that if he had a family member with the virus, he'd prescribe it and he would enter a clinical trial if he caught it. This was turned into "Fauci said it's worthless."
@janemiami @AncientMirror @GodonFrank @RonColeman @tracybeanz @GovMurphy @pnjaban What he said was completely true. The part about using it himself went unreported. But it gave an opportunity for the megalithic media to run a story "Trump's own advisor says it's no good." ...
@janemiami @AncientMirror @GodonFrank @RonColeman @tracybeanz @GovMurphy @pnjaban Pretty quickly that turned into conspiracy theory: Fauci was saying it didn't work because he was friends with Bill Gates and Soros and they wanted to (a) make money (b) make everyone take a vaccine (c) use the vaccine for mind control.
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@secupp The media in this whole crisis has been horrible. When Trump wanted to reduce traffic from China the media said he was a racist. When he said hydroxychloroquine had the potential to be in a treatment and trials were being contemplated, the media attacked him for that./1
@secupp As a result several several democrat governor‘s and other officials have been trying to block trials. And Nguyen to Darwin award candidates overdosed on aquarium additive the press blamed Trump using pictures of the human drug. /2
@secupp At least the last I looked the pictures of the drug not the aquarium additive are still up on the stories. So until you admit the press has a problem you can sit the fuck down./e
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28 Mar 20
@outta_so @Sjanderson86 @Neoavatara didn't mean to be short, I was on my phone. Basically this idea has been around for a while. IF there are lots of old cases that simply weren't identified as COVID-19, THEN it would drive the case fatality ratio down. Fauci talks about that here.…
@outta_so @Sjanderson86 @Neoavatara Numbers for influenza-like-illness were high this year; that wouldn't be inconsistent with lots of occult COVID-19.…
But people may also just be going to the doctor for respiratory bugs more often
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18 Mar 20
You know, I've been sharp about people's xenophobic and even racist reactions to the origin of the 武汉病毒 and I've also objected to calling COVID-19 a "flu" because coronaviruses and flu are unrelated. /1
But the facts are that it originated in So I'd just like to clarify that this virus started in 中华人民共和国湖北省武汉市, and given the situation, it is my official position that the motherfucker started in 中国 China, and "Kung Flu" is hilarious./2
I further offer 功流感 (gong1 liu2 gan3) and a proposed internationalization./end
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@SalsaPrice @NolteNC Fauci's written estimates are "a case fatality rate between 0.1 and 1 percent." 480,000 *deaths* by the end of the year is mathematically **very** suspect, although he's at least backed down from 480,000 deaths in the next two months, which is what it was a week ago.
@SalsaPrice @NolteNC 480,000 deaths from 38 today means lg(480,000-38) ~ 19 doublings, unconstrained by the end of the year. Nowhere, not even Hubei, has sustained doublings of deaths at that rate.
@SalsaPrice @NolteNC 150 million cases — or roughly one of every two Americans — means lg(150,000,000-1323) 27 doublings. Two points: that's a continued doubling every 13 days. In other words the assumption is that is will continue exponentially and unchecked for 290 days.
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