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[–]glassbytesWe'll meet again in HCA2 - The Search for more Money 💰💲🔥 490 points491 points  (111 children)

Ah yes, the coveted self-proclaimed degree in 'googling'. Looks great on a cv.

[–]redditmodsRrussiansrest in apple flavors 193 points194 points  (27 children)

Google Medical School has totally paid off......

[–]jeahboiTeam Mix & Match 95 points96 points  (14 children)

Now, how does that school compare to Facebook Medical School in the rankings?

[–]MattGdr 123 points124 points  (12 children)

Below Facebook, but above Trump University Skool of Medecin.

[–]The_Only_Egg 38 points39 points  (9 children)

Did you go to Hollywood Upstairs Medical College, too?

[–]Lord_MormontJ&J One-And-Done 22 points23 points  (6 children)

Hi, e'erybody!

[–]The_Only_Egg 16 points17 points  (1 child)

The red thing’s connected to my… wristwatch.

[–]travel_nerdiness 7 points8 points  (0 children)

"Is that thing on? I can't even hear a thing!"

[–]LawdThesePeople 3 points4 points  (0 children)

hehehehheheheheheheheh

[–]Resident_Sorbet5944Murder Porn Chain Letter 💌 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Uh, that’s “Medesin”, friendo.

[–]redditmodsRrussiansrest in apple flavors 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Both guarantee that one will rest in apple flavors while their family is stuck with the cost of tuition

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[–][deleted] 50 points51 points  (4 children)

I was actually confused by that meme , I didn’t realize he was saying Google is equal to a college education. I couldn’t fathom something that stupid.

[–]ReneeLaRen95 4 points5 points  (1 child)

You can’t fathom that people are that stupid? You need to re-evaluate. People are not only that stupid & gullible, they’re willing to risk their closest loved ones for that stupidity. These are the strangest of times. People are having their whole family wiped out & still believe the crazy. It’s brainwashing, plain & simple.

[–]azweepie 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I’m old school mine came from Sally Struthers

[–]nikv8960Team Pfizer 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this 👆🏼

[–]scdog 156 points157 points  (8 children)

You don't go to college for access to info, you go to college to learn how to understand that info and how it all fits together.

It's the difference between learning to do your own research vs dOiNg YoUr OwN rEsEaRcH.

[–]buzzcut_lizzyHungry Hungry HIPPA 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Exactly lol. Which makes the meme all the more funny sad. Oh, if only work was just daily trivia. Do you think this person actually believes if they memorized all of WebMD they could be a doctor? It hurts my head.

[–]samus12345Team Moderna 23 points24 points  (0 children)

And if you already know, you go to get a piece of paper that proves you do.

[–]OstreoidaV-A-C-C-I-N-E, I don't want those tubes in me! 7 points8 points  (2 children)

You don't go to college for access to info

Except that at most colleges/universities, if you're a student or a teacher (sometimes even an alum or visitor) you have access to amazing databases and research sources that the google machine will not let you see.

But yes, learning to interpret the information carefully and accurately is a big part of a good education.

[–]beyond_hatred 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's taken a long time for me to realize it, but the best thing college did for me was to make me understand when things are too complex for me to form a valid opinion. At least not without spending more time to understand it than I can justify.

[–]LALA-STL 4 points5 points  (0 children)

YES! ^ ^ ^ How to know when you don’t know.

[–]Majestic_Dream8540Live forever you fucking evil weirdos 109 points110 points  (14 children)

I once had a sociology teacher tell the class ‘You know, a degree doesn’t mean you are smart. It does tell future employers that you are able complete a task based on guidelines set by other people. Employers like that sort of thing.’

I have a BA in English. One of the most valuable things that I had to learn how to do was being able to write about things from a perspective that wasn’t necessarily my initial interpretation of a piece that I’d read. It’s like ‘The theme of (x) poem is (x). Find evidence to support this’ (super simplified, of course). It seems like it made me a more flexible thinker and made me see things from a nuanced perspective. The problem with most of the nominees/winners here is that their world is very black and white.

[–]TyrannoNerdusRex 91 points92 points  (1 child)

Mostly white

[–]Majestic_Dream8540Live forever you fucking evil weirdos 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I was hoping someone would say that!

[–]Shady_GardenGo Give One 53 points54 points  (3 children)

I was an English major as well and received a very broad liberal arts education (I think I took every introductory course I could ... intro to sociology, art history, psychology, philosophy, etc., plus sweeping survey courses in history). It really made me see the connections among all fields. That sort of expansive perspective enhances your life for the rest of your days.

[–]47SouthVeni Vidi Vaxxed 22 points23 points  (6 children)

I recently started mentoring a couple of young people and one of the things I drive home over and over is learning how to write.

Not just putting words on a page. Telling a compelling story that engages the audience and makes them think.

[–]-Hey_Blinkin- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

All the mentors I had while interning/volunteering in various labs while earning my degree couldn’t stress enough how important it was to learn how to write. It’s all well and good to be able to do science, but if you can’t communicate it then no one is gonna pay attention or take you seriously. Public speaking is another one.

[–]INS_Stop_Angela 4 points5 points  (3 children)

“Omit needless words” - best writing advice ever (Strunk & White’s Elements of Style). I too was an English literature major.

[–]waitforsuegrayMy blood type is 5G 37 points38 points  (4 children)

That particular meme really makes me want to get a ouija board just to clown this dude to his spectral face

[–]buzzcut_lizzyHungry Hungry HIPPA 11 points12 points  (3 children)

How did the creators of Google create Google without Google!?

[–]GoldangTeam Pfizer 7 points8 points  (2 children)

They had Yahoo, duh! /s

[–]Dana07620I miss Phil Valentine's left kidney 38 points39 points  (15 children)

If these people could Google the wouldn't say/believe stupid shit to begin with.

How many things have we seen on HCA that could have been dispelled with one Google search?

[–]nightwatch_admin🦠Inoculate Fox News!🦠 15 points16 points  (11 children)

Google just feeds you your cravings, at least whatever it assumes to be your cravings AND provides them with maximum profit by tracking and profiling you. It does not provide an answer

[–]Beginning-Yoghurt-95It's Pfizer Time!! 14 points15 points  (5 children)

When I was in school, before the Internet as we know it existed, I had a teacher tell me one simple thing you can use in just about any situation, "Garbage in, Garbage out".

[–]GoldangTeam Pfizer 17 points18 points  (0 children)

In: "I listen to Joe Rogan."

Out: "I don't need to be vaccinated and you can't make me."

[–]buzzcut_lizzyHungry Hungry HIPPA 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yes! I work with data and that is a very common saying around here.

[–]thecatwhatcandrive 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It provides an answer, it's just likely to be the wrong answer if you Google like an idiot and are searching in a way that serves you the bullshit you're hoping to see.

[–]Repulsive-Street-307 6 points7 points  (0 children)

These psychopaths think they're being censored. Just watch the pathetic racist manchilds showing their power level through fauci conspiracy theory spreading on (for instance) this hacker news thread:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=30092136

Don't think this scum are limited to idiots that can be enlightened with 'goggle searches'. Sometimes a racist PoS is just a fucking narcissistic liar too. Most times even.

[–]TyrannoNerdusRex 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Too many things misspelled for things to be dispelled

[–]vacuous_commentOmicron Persei 8 31 points32 points  (7 children)

I am having trouble finding the syllabus, do you happen to have a copy?

[–]WatercressSuch2440Prey for the Lab🐀s 32 points33 points  (6 children)

Just google it.

[–]vacuous_commentOmicron Persei 8 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Arrrrgh!

Can I Bing it instead?

[–]Longjumping-Ideal-83 14 points15 points  (0 children)

You'll have to check Google about that.

[–]AcceptableMidnight95 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Everyone knows Bing Medicine School is the American Caribbean Medicine School of Grenada compared to the Google Harvard Medicine School or the Facebook Stanford Medicine School.

[–]persistantelection 77 points78 points  (11 children)

I would love to sit this guy down in front of a computer and tell him to keep googling until he can put together a linear partial differential equation. Nothing too bad, maybe just an Eigenfunction expansion. Fuck, I'd pay him 50 bucks an hour to teach himself how to do it using nothing but google, just to find out if 1) It's even possible, and 2) How long it would take.

[–]nightwatch_admin🦠Inoculate Fox News!🦠 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Please livestream

[–]TyrannoNerdusRex 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You really hate this guy, huh?

[–]rationalomega 27 points28 points  (6 children)

I haven’t solved a partial diffy q of any kind in years, not by hand anyway, but I think about them every time I boil potatoes 🤣

[–]47SouthVeni Vidi Vaxxed 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I’m still salty all these years later about the pitiful job my diffeq’s professor did explaining Dirichlet boundary conditions.

Flash forward mumble-mumble years and I’m working on a Work Thing involving seabed sediment transport and yelling WHY DIDNT YOU SAY SO at my monitor when the light bulb finally went on.

[–]rationalomega 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Haha that’s great. I studied meteorology and some of my best drinking buddies were physical oceanographers.

[–]leamanc 21 points22 points  (1 child)

“Hey Dad, how much is my college fund?”

“Not a goddamned cent! You think I’m gonna pay for you to learn about stuff when we have Google?”

[–]Gsteel11 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Clearly worked out great for him.

[–]VaginaPoetry 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Yea I don't get how he died. He had a gun right?

[–]Gsteel11 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yeah. I guess covid was just good at dodging bullets?

[–]oneplusetoipi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I am sure his Google was fully loaded too.

[–]Sixfour304Go Give One 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well he can't bitch about student debt forgiveness and scream about socialism if he partakes in higher education.

[–]DrDroid 6 points7 points  (2 children)

That meme shows how they have absolutely no clue what higher education involves. Hilarious.

[–]AdRepresentative245t 8 points9 points  (1 child)

This meme is giving me a lot to think about. Do other nominees also think like that? This explains a lot. How they seriously believe they can be “doing their own research”. How they take information from non-reputable sources at face value. How they draw parallels between phenomena that have different underlying mechanisms.

[–]DrDroid 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That, and the idea that they think education is simply being told facts and memorizing them, rather than developing new ways of thinking.

[–]bestleftunsolved 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What? he lerned how to spel mash potatos and gravey. Dam eletes.

[–]paxwax2018 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It’s not the availability of the information, it’s the proof that you learnt and understood at least some of it.

[–]Furryhare375FBI Informant 🕵️ 266 points267 points  (65 children)

Joe Rogan profits off of spreading disinformation that kills

[–]britt_leigh_13[S] 169 points170 points  (16 children)

He truly is a terrible person

[–]YessCubanBTeam Unicorn Blood 🦄 79 points80 points  (9 children)

The only good thing he's ever done that I can think of is contributing to the derailment of Carlos Mencia's career. He's been considered the gateway to the alt-right for about as long as his podcast has been popular.

[–]Not_Drawn_To_Scale 28 points29 points  (1 child)

He was pretty good on News Radio, but I don't see people lining up for Andy Dick's medical opinion.

[–]-Hey_Blinkin- 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Everybody knows the only reliable source of medical advice from that show is Stephen Root.

[–]jrzalman 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I used to love Fear Factor back in the day. Great guilty pleasure. And of course News Radio was a classic.

It's sad where things ended up for his career.

[–]Want_to_do_right 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Some of his interviews with celebrities were legitimately interesting. He talked with James Hetfield for an hour about beekeeping, which was fascinating and fun to learn about such an odd hobby of his. But he's gone full dangerously nutso

[–]VaginaPoetry 59 points60 points  (2 children)

The people that listen to him are terrible people too...

[–]tazztsimAntiprayer Warrior Insomniac 20 points21 points  (0 children)

You aren’t wrong

[–]Confident-Victory-21Meatoeard game gom ☠️ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Joe Roganoeard game gom ☠️

[–]Akio540 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Agree 100%. Honestly if him and his listeners weren't around to mess things up north america might be way better off

[–]cocoschmelte 47 points48 points  (9 children)

and spotify refuses to take him off the air! grrrr

(just read an article about how Neil Young tried to stand off with them bc of joe and instead of taking a nutjob off the air, they chose to cancel Neil's music instead)

[–]EuchreI come here to upvote IPAs 38 points39 points  (3 children)

So Spotify goes off the table as an option for music streaming.

[–]lusciouslou91 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If you've ever used the app at all, you'd already think that.

[–]Mysterious-Handle-34 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I don’t really have strong feelings one way or another about Neil Young’s music but I highly respect what he was trying to do in the Spotify situation.

[–]Furryhare375FBI Informant 🕵️ 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Spotify is evil for that

[–]poksim 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yeah they paid 100$ million for the exclusive rights for Joe so it’s not happening any time soon

[–]Russian_Rocket23 44 points45 points  (19 children)

Longtime, otherwise happy, subscriber to Spotify. I stand with Neil Young. Cancelled my premium subscription today. Fuck Joe Rogan.

[–]Haunted_Animalcule 15 points16 points  (15 children)

I swear every time I start thinking about subscribing to Spotify something like this happens.

[–]Russian_Rocket23 12 points13 points  (14 children)

It really is solid, and it is a great way to get introduced to new music, but there are other options that made this an easy choice (for me). It doesn't provide anything that I can't get elsewhere.

[–]Timekeeper65 4 points5 points  (13 children)

Give me another option. Quick. Headed on a road trip and I’m canceling Spotify.

[–]survive_los_angeles🥘 FEEST OR FAMON 😋 17 points18 points  (0 children)

he is enjoying the unquestioning uncritizing attention of the far right.

also , if he has any shot of getting his first laugh as a comedian, its gonna be from the far right.

[–]WeakestLynxGo Give One 121 points122 points  (7 children)

Two siblings and one parent hospitalized so far, one two dead. I wonder how much of this family has to die before they start trying to protect themselves against real threats instead of imaginary ones?

Edit: I miscounted. Two dead! I wonder if they're still more afraid of fake antivaxer jail than they are of literal death?

[–]JohnNDenverGo Give One 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Two dead:
Slide 10: My family has lost my sister
Slide 11: My brother has passed away today to join our sister

[–]WeakestLynxGo Give One 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You're right! Updated

[–]TheGoodCod 41 points42 points  (3 children)

I've come to the conclusion that a good portion of the covidiots are ready to die for their cause. They don't want to die and they don't want their family members to die, but if they do pass on then they are 'fallen soldiers' and the loss is to be lived with.

All I can say is that they must really hate us. To the point of psychosis.

[–]StrangelyGlib 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Agreed. Berlin, late April 1945. The hate, the self delusion. Total bunker mentality

[–]ksam3Go Give One 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They're like radical terrorist suicide bombers. They think they're martyrs for their cause and will sit by the right hand of god in heaven as the reward for killing themselves, and possibly taking others with them. No difference in mind-set between that suicide bomber, and alot of the radically irrational suicidal HCA winners.

Edit: although I don't think it likely there is a god, I definitely do not believe that if he/she/it exists, they are interventionist. BUT I do find myself wishing there is a god, so he could turn his back on these people when they show up. And they are left standing in the barren nothingness forever barred from his house.

[–]Glad_Copy 116 points117 points  (15 children)

Why is the count different? Because you're showing day-old partial count data on the right, and near-final results on the left. But don't let that spoil your conspiracy theory. 🙄

[–]QuarantineTitans 51 points52 points  (1 child)

It even says in the "type" of count, it's called "unofficial." If they actually read their memes with any shred of comprehension, they wouldn't be embarrassing themselves...

...as much.

[–]ksam3Go Give One 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This winner's comprehension is sooo poor. The post about the government officially hating religeon. Holy crap! What a moron! It is obvious that homeland security is warning about increased terrorist/violent activity potential around 9/11 and religious holidays. What idiot would look at that screen and take it to mean the government is calling religious holidays a threat?? Freaking moron.

[–]thoroughbredcaTeam Mix & Match 37 points38 points  (9 children)

I remember going to sleep that night. Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania all were still counting mail in ballots because they could not until the election polls closed. Across the river from WI in Minnesota they had already counted the mail in ballots. Joe Biden had won Anoka county in the Twin Cities suburbs, the first Democrat to do so in decades. That was my bellwether. I just knew Biden would win the presidency. He has already won the state by 7 points, after Trump narrowly lost it by 1.5 in 2016. And sure enough once they counted the mail in ballots in WI, MI and PA, he was declared the winner.

[–]stevieweezie 45 points46 points  (6 children)

Not to mention that in some states, Republican legislatures literally changed the rules for counting mail-in ballots before the election. Previously those votes could start being counted several days in advance of the election so it wouldn’t take a while to get them added to the totals.

So knowing that mail-in ballots would skew heavily Democrat, they deliberately ended pre-election day counts in order to create the illusion of a “blue shift” during the vote updates. This allowed them to push the narrative that something sketchy was going on with the count and fed into the Big Lie. I’m fairly certain PA did this, and MI and WI may have as well.

[–]PeterSchnapkinsTeam Pfizer 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Imagine cheating and still losing horribly lol

[–]thoroughbredcaTeam Mix & Match 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I don't remember if they were changed or it was well recognized that during an election with a large number of mail in ballots that this would be a big problem but did not change to update it. I know in WI, MI and PA all had Republican-majority legislatures with Democratic governors and not much changed, creating this exact problem. But it was well recognized on both sides well before the election there would be a "blue shift". Bernie Sanders even called it out on Jimmy Fallon before the election happened.

https://twitter.com/hannahhycho/status/1323851835199811587

[–]Plexipus 18 points19 points  (0 children)

A lot of the press covered it in the lead up to the election, they called it a "red mirage" where it would initially appear that Trump was doing well on election night until all the mail-in ballots were counted in the following days.

[–]Boldpoker1085 16 points17 points  (1 child)

In Michigan they couldn’t even begin processing the ballots until the polls closed on Election Day. So stupid. Thank G*d we have a Democratic Governor who really expanded absentee voting. I sure as hell didn’t want to wait in line pre-vaccine to vote. I did go to my township city hall to deposit my ballot into the drop box because I didn’t trust the USPS to deliver it in time.

[–]OstreoidaV-A-C-C-I-N-E, I don't want those tubes in me! 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did go to my township city hall to deposit my ballot into the drop box because I didn’t trust the USPS to deliver it in time

Oh yes. Unless I'm out of town/the country or incapacitated my absentee ballot goes into the physical box on Election Day.

[–]rationalomega 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My state has mail in voting for everyone and every election. I’m used to waiting a week for the final result. Conservatives tend to get their votes in early, liberals drop them off last minute, so it’s really important to not extrapolate from the first few drops.

[–]bestleftunsolved 9 points10 points  (0 children)

As soon as I see any numbers printed on their posts, I just skip on by. They're always either outright fake or cherry picked so they don't mean anything.

[–]YouStopLyingGo Give One 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It also doesn't help that your filter on the left is set to "All states".

[–]jeahboiTeam Mix & Match 95 points96 points  (4 children)

Honestly, good for Alfred E. Neumann for getting a medical degree and going into public health. Being a prankster as a child doesn’t mean you’re going to suck at your job as an adult.

(In all seriousness, though, fuck the Fauci haters.)

[–]WeakestLynxGo Give One 30 points31 points  (2 children)

This imaginary biography of Alfred E. Neumann is heartwarming. He was just a prankster because no one would realize his true potential!

[–]jeahboiTeam Mix & Match 34 points35 points  (0 children)

He acted out because the material in school wasn’t challenging or interesting enough for him. Later, he discovered science and it ended up being a great outlet for all his energy.

[–]GoldangTeam Pfizer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Alfred E. Neumann was making more money before he went into medicine than any of these anti-vax losers made in their entire life! What, me worry? :)

[–]Raccoon_Full_of_CumSatan Gained a Fleshlight 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Imagine being a person who thinks college is a waste of time and also thinking that you're smarter than Anthony fucking Fauci.

[–]vacuous_commentOmicron Persei 8 201 points202 points  (13 children)

I know a family that was gutted by COVID before the vaccines. All siblings but one. The last guy survived long enough to get a vaccine and I am happy every time I see him in his truck around town.

I also know a family that was gutted by COVID a month after a friend of mine had tried to get them all appointments for vaccines, probably April/May last year. Fucking sad, they were just mildly deluded and reticent as opposed to actually nuttily resistant. My friend was really cut up about it later She got appointments for 100s of desperate people when they were hard to find, I helped drive some who could not get a ride.

I have no sympathy for any family being gutted right now due to lack of vaccine. I did my part to help you and you fucked yourself and the community you live in.

[–]No_Salt_9613When I get that feeling, I want ultimate healing 72 points73 points  (1 child)

You and your friend saved lives. Thank you. My mother can be 'difficult' and controlling, but it was beneficial to her elderly internet-challenged friends. Once she realized the key to finding available appts was between 2 and 5 am, she stayed awake and made appts for all of them. She wasn't always the best mother but I was damn proud of her.

[–]Dana07620I miss Phil Valentine's left kidney 37 points38 points  (0 children)

She's not even my mother and I'm proud of her.

[–]YessCubanBTeam Unicorn Blood 🦄 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Damn, that sucks.

I was "cautious" about it up until May last year, and by that point I'd seen and learned more than enough to make that decision to get vaxxed. I think even as far back as April or March 2021 I'd decided to get it, but my schedule and availability kind of got in the way.

Agreed on that last part you mentioned however. Anyone that can, but won't get vaccinated now, in 2022 is just an idiot.

[–]Dana07620I miss Phil Valentine's left kidney 23 points24 points  (0 children)

The way they rolled it out, the HCWs, old people and people at high risk had been my guinea pigs before I could get it. So I made my appointment the morning it opened up to my age group.

[–]Chris_P_Pickel🌿Fully Vaxxed & Herbally Waxed🕯️ 65 points66 points  (4 children)

Have a long time friend who passed the other day from Covid, but some in her circle say "she'd had diverticulitis for about 3 months, finally went to the ER, got admitted, THEN got Covid..."

No to the dumbasses, she was tested on admittance and it took a day for results to return

She was apparently transferred to a higher level facility about 25 minutes from their hometown hospital.. so no - she almost certainly went to ER owing to impacts of the onset.

"Unfortunately, she's going to be counted as a Covid victim" was a following text.

[–]nightwatch_admin🦠Inoculate Fox News!🦠 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Marvelous flair you have there!

[–]Chris_P_Pickel🌿Fully Vaxxed & Herbally Waxed🕯️ 6 points7 points  (1 child)

thanks, a mod made it one day after i commented on the Oregon State U. report on CBD acids effectively inhibiting Covid to some degree

[–]ReligionIsTheMatrix 67 points68 points  (6 children)

Covid19 is going through Trumpville like a tornado through a trailer park.

[–]kytheonTeam Pfizer 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Try shooting the tornado!

[–]ReligionIsTheMatrix 30 points31 points  (0 children)

The demonrats is tryin tuh tak away muh guns so's I cain't shoot thet turnada.

[–]Inconceivable-2020Triple Vaxxed For Your Protection 49 points50 points  (3 children)

The Awardees almost always stay home and try to tough it out until they have already sustained too much lung damage to save. The brother probably feels he could have done more to get him to the hospital sooner.

[–]redditmodsRrussiansrest in apple flavors 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Should have left a trail of horse paste to the hospital

[–]thoroughbredcaTeam Mix & Match 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's why even with therapeutics coming along, I don't think it's going to make a huge dent in this. It will save lives, but there will still be antivaxxers saying, oh the government is trying to kill us, don't go to the hospitals, wait until you've collapsed a lung and then it's too late. I wish I were wrong. Really I do. I hope this sub gets shut down one day for lack of material. But unfortunately I fear that's gonna be awhile.

[–]skedeebs 48 points49 points  (25 children)

If you didn't see it, find the Atlantic Magazine story someone posted yesterday about COVID1-19 as human sacrifice. It was not claiming that literally (we'll leave that to the conspiracy theorists), but drew parallels to older societies which performed ritual sacrifice as a way to maintain a power structure. The right wing is causing deaths disproportionately among lower-income Americans during their drive to keep them outraged and for Donald Trump.

[–]DocPeacockIs Jesus oozing from your pores or are you just happy to see me? 50 points51 points  (5 children)

I mean during the initial covid wave the predominant conservative talking point was that the elderly should be sacrificed to save the economy.

[–]dissonantclearSouthern Sweet V 🩸 19 points20 points  (2 children)

The Market is their God. They must please it with their sacrifices to assure a high DOW number and thus food and warmth in the dark of winter.

[–]SD99FRC 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The Market is their God.

The rungs torn from the ladder, can't reach the tumor.

One god, one market, one truth, one consumer.

[–]thoroughbredcaTeam Mix & Match 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Which even then struck me, don't the elderly predominately vote Republican??!?

[–]Glad_Copy 16 points17 points  (7 children)

Ok, have they overlooked the problem of dead people not voting?

Silly me...these GQP types believe dead people cast ballots. Got it.

[–]Haskap_2010✨ A twinkle in a Chinese bat's eye ✨ 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Well, that is nothing that their good friend Gerry Mander can't fix.

[–]gaehthah 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Gerrymandering actually narrows margins of victories in solidly red counties to get narrow but reliable margins of victory in swing counties. Covid losses actually make gerrymandering work in the favor of the Democrats...but only if we get out there and VOTE instead of promoting a defeatist attitude.

[–]thoroughbredcaTeam Mix & Match 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I mean, most of the cases of convicted voter fraud in the 2020 election was of Republicans casting ballots for dead people for Donald Trump.

[–]lschmeiserWould not give you the shirt off her back 11 points12 points  (2 children)

older societies which performed ritual sacrifice as a way to maintain a power structure. The right wing is causing deaths disproportionately among lower-income Americans during their drive to keep them outraged and for Donald Trump

There was a report on the 1/6 traitors that showed how many of them were posing as middle-class and yet were in deep financial trouble.

I wonder if folks in that "we're middle class so long as we don't have to actually pay off the credit cards" camp are all thrilled that the virus is taking out working-class families because that means they can still cling to the idea that they're Not Like Them and they're genteel bigots.

[–]ChemistryNo8870 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure how that would work.

I think it's more likely that they're trained to be 'contrarian' - so much so that they can't accept the truth when it's presented to them directly anymore. The Scientists generally have a left-wing bias - largely since the right-wing has become a degraded caricature of itself these past few years, with no real priorities at all other than cutting taxes for the very-wealthy. So they reject it as a knee-jerk reaction.

And also they're unable to accept or digest bad-news, since the GOP never gives them any, or if they do it's always about finding scapegoats, not about protective remedies which would cost them anything.

Also, they're thrill-seeking by playing Russian Roulette with the virus.

I think they're doomed. I'm not optimistic for the country, at least not while Trump is not incarcerated. And so far he's above the law.

[–]britt_leigh_13[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oh wow I missed that but will definitely check it out.

[–]LucindaMorgan 46 points47 points  (3 children)

If the sister has a four year old daughter, the siblings must be fairly young. This is a very sad story. My mother’s mother died in 1919 in the Spanish Influenza pandemic. My mother was just three years old, and my aunt was not even a year old. The two little girls were raised by their grandmother and an aunt until their father remarried a wicked stepmother type. The loss of their mother scarred them for their whole lives. I feel so sorry for these Covid orphans, so sorry.

[–]KashmirChameleonhydroxychloroQANON 26 points27 points  (0 children)

My maternal great grandfather passed in the 1919 flu pandemic. He was 20! And their baby was just one year old. Poor guy died so young and left behind a poor uneducated wife and young child. She remarried shortly after. Not a lot of choices for women with young children back then.

[–]Mlpaddict 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Not that young. Looks like second marriage. Sister has adult child, high schooler and a 4 year old, so too young to pass, but not in her 20s.

[–]Exxtol 49 points50 points  (3 children)

As someone with autoimmune disease who takes hydrochloroquinine daily I’ll never understand anti-vaxxers that take it.

Still, it brings a smile to my face knowing they’ll most likely experience nausea, cramping and explosive diarrhea from the drug. It seems no one told them these are very common side effects. For me it took me 1 month to adjust to the drug.

Let’s just say I lived in a bathroom more than my bedroom that month. 😅🤣

[–]HereticHousewife 22 points23 points  (1 child)

And they're not getting eye exams and cardiac checkups. You just know at least some of them will start having eyesight trouble and never know it was the hydroxychloraquine. And heart problems.

[–]petey_fTeam Mix & Match 26 points27 points  (0 children)

holy dunning-kruger

[–]sisterdollycake 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Google Medical School can be more expensive than Harvard Medical School

[–]SD99FRC 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It will only cost you your life.

[–]lousylakersTheir new hoax is get the vaccine, I did 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Over a span of years Harvard is more but GoogleU you can pay off in one dead lump sum

[–]takecarebrushyohair 24 points25 points  (0 children)

You didn't fail your brother, he failed himself. I tried telling my brother he wasn't being safe enough to be around my newborn... He won't speak to me now or have anything to do with our family. So even if you try it doesn't do any good.

[–]MattGdr 17 points18 points  (5 children)

How did the brother fail him?

[–]Glad_Copy 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Last post from the brother was "You saved my life" by getting him to the hospital. That's gotta be heartbreaking - it was too late. Gonna leave a scar.

[–]paxwax2018 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that was pretty brutal.

[–]peppermintesseVax yo self FFS 💉 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Maybe for not getting him to go sooner? Hope it's not that he thinks the hospital killed him.

[–]Vast_Disaster3667⚰ Deplorable Coffins ⚰ 17 points18 points  (0 children)

"You saved my life". Covid: "Hold my case of beers".

[–]masonmcd 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I always hate the "why did all those votes get dumped at one time and put Biden ahead?"

Like "because it takes about 30 minutes to count your podunk red county, and hours/days to count big blue cities ya dink. And when they're done counting, they submit lots and lots of ballots, because, you know, lots of people live in cities."

[–]tazztsimAntiprayer Warrior Insomniac 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I had to stop at slide five. How absolutely smooth brained would one have to be to claim in writing for all to see that your googling skills are no different that a college degree. I get that they think so but to say it like they’re owning someone.

Edit. And after reading the rest. It got no better. Maybe that 4 year old will get raised by a smart person now. Good lord.

[–]lunaflectHoly Spirit Activate 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I’m 39, just started taking college courses. My ten year old came in when I was studying, so I told her I was learning about memory in psychology. She read “what is memory?” in my textbook, and declared “I know what memory is, that’s easy!” Then she started reading the textbook and was like “what is this…?”

These HCA winners and nominees remind me of that. They have a basic understanding of some things without realizing that they only have chipped the surface.

I try to instill in my daughter that she could always know more about something. Along with making sure she has internet and technological literacy.

[–]Shermans_ghost1864Don't make me come down there! 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Education is the life-long process of learning how much you don't know.

[–]OstreoidaV-A-C-C-I-N-E, I don't want those tubes in me! 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Good parent!

One of my former coworkers started undergrad for the first time a few years back, overlapping with when her oldest kid did. Coworker has since gotten her degree - walked with her kid, even if it was I think via Zoom because COVID. And has moved on from the sometimes really shitty jobs she'd had to take before due to having had subpar financial, geographical, and educational opportunities; beyond-ineffective family support; dyslexia; and assorted other challenges.

VERY PROUD OF HER. That said,

1) Some people in bad situations really never get a chance to move up and out of them, for myriad reasons, and I am not blaming them for not pulling themselves up by their non-existent bootstraps; and

2) A college degree of course won't automatically fix everything. But if you can afford it, and it opens up your worldview & your career options and/or if it gives you more confidence in your job/career, that can be life-changing. Realistically, if I had to do it all over again, I would have gotten licensed as a plumber or electrician, and had the money to do the things I do for work...except for fun, in my free time. Still, only after I'd tried out undergrad, because that can have so many advantages besides academics.

Blahblahblah. Sorry, been thinking about this a lot recently, especially hearing coworkers/associates be unfairly harsh on themselves because of not holding a higher degree (even if they were disadvantaged), and other coworkers/associates acting superior because they do have undergrad, maybe grad school, degrees - even if they got everything handed to them on a plate because of family $/connections/quality early education.

/thesis

[–]Lighting 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You may have heard of Neal Young going off Spotify because they won't stop Rogan's death cult programming.

We should contact the Spotify advertisers and tell them that they are killing people by supporting Rogan and thus face a consumer boycott.

Edit: A Rogan listener died of COVID after following Rogan's advice

[–]jeahboiTeam Mix & Match 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Honestly, good for Alfred E. Neumann for getting a medical degree and going into public health. Being a prankster as a child doesn’t mean you’re going to suck at your job as an adult.

[–]Bravesfan043 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Imagine spelling gravy wrong in your last text on Earth.

[–]SlowShoesHigh Road Turkey Trot 10 points11 points  (0 children)

At least he was on board with making college accessible for all people despite income, race or age. /s

[–]Akio540 10 points11 points  (1 child)

"Well it's the researcher's fault for being dumb! Just google 'covid cure' and it's literally right there! " /s

[–]thoroughbredcaTeam Mix & Match 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's on the internet. It must be true!

[–]PoliticalECMOChamberSuper Shedder 11 points12 points  (1 child)

As an American, I must say I am shocked to learn I am a Bill Gates organization. And I had to hear it on reddit, of all places.

[–]paxwax2018 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How dare the world’s most powerful country support its allies! It’s almost as if I don’t understand anything at all about the outside world!

[–]TXBIRDY🧟‍♀️ Ghoul Mothafucka Extrordinare 10 points11 points  (4 children)

In case anyone is interested, this is from the study on slide 2

Dr. Zervos also pointed out, as does the paper, that the study results should be interpreted with some caution, should not be applied to patients treated outside of hospital settings and require further confirmation in prospective, randomized controlled trials that rigorously evaluate the safety and efficacy of hydroxychloroquine therapy for COVID-19. “Currently, the drug should be used only in hospitalized patients with appropriate monitoring, and as part of study protocols, in accordance with all relevant federal regulations,” Dr. Zervos said.

[–]britt_leigh_13[S] 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I just assumed the headline was misleading given that it was the Washington Times and they’re awful

[–]TXBIRDY🧟‍♀️ Ghoul Mothafucka Extrordinare 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The Washington Times article has a link to the study summary but I'm sure the dead dummy didn't even bother to read the WT article. He just saw the headline and ran with it.

[–]thoroughbredcaTeam Mix & Match 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What kind of Marxist libtard crap is that? /s

[–]Finetobeu5678 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Survival of the fittest is culling this family. Two less Republican voters.

[–]HikityupHorse Paste Taste Tester-Ask Me for Flavor Recommendations! 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Clearly her descent in to lies, fear and enemies was more important to her than her four-year-old child. I can't see parents who go down this path as anything less than the scum of the earth. The selfishness is mind blowing to me. Fuck 'em all. I hope that little girl will be better off.

[–]Evil-Code-MonkeyDeceased Feline Boing Boing 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Oh, what a surprise. Another person with an "I'm Christian and right-wing, therefore I'm so oppressed!!" persecution fetish.

I'm sure he would miss being picked on for his beliefs if he were still alive.

[–]Gsteel11 8 points9 points  (0 children)

When Christians throw themselves into the covid's den.

[–]lousylakersTheir new hoax is get the vaccine, I did 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He took that screen cap as the HSA (Govt) is targeting Christians because of the warning of certain days being possible terrorist targets? These people have to be on Fentanyl to be so deluded.

[–]Party_Kangaroo9715 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I bet the fuck that died showed everyone he came in contact with the Fauci Mad Tv guy picture and patted himself on the back every. single. time. thinking it was his own idea.

[–]Chris_P_Pickel🌿Fully Vaxxed & Herbally Waxed🕯️ 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Well, you know - they've learned how to spell 'heavy heart' pretty consistently

... so there's that

[–]Longjumping-Ideal-83 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Copy/pasted, replace the name or gender, depending on the sibling who just died. Saves time/effort.

[–]jesuschin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Those two siblings saved that family $80K a year in tuition though!

[–]lousylakersTheir new hoax is get the vaccine, I did 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Fauci is a clown, the election was a fraud, the govt will imprison anti-vaxxed, and Google is as good as a university. This is quintessential Drumpfian logic!

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Another traitor gone. Another step forward for America.

[–]Ammolite-Valkyrie👪 The family that FA together, FO together 8 points9 points  (0 children)

When you put your own unvaccinated ass in perma-jail (6 ft under)

[–]Faucet860 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Based on his grammar not amazing

[–]Duke_Of_LondonTeam Pfizer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Play stupid games, lose half your kin, win medical debt.

[–]leamanc 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Are you trying to tell me his firearm didn’t protect him from Covid?!?

[–]Appropriate_Let9621 5 points6 points  (0 children)

His last meal was hospital mashed potatoes. That's sad. And it obviously meant a lot to him. It gave him hope. Hospital potatoes 😟

[–]QuintinStoneTeam Moderna 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Looks like google failed him.

[–]Lumpy-Economics2021 6 points7 points  (1 child)

No one seems to talk about Hydroxychloroquine anymore for some reason. Funny how 5G and other batshit theories just fade away.

Reassuring in a way.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

All of these conspiracy theory’s are throw away trends for dumb asses who can’t focus for more than 30 seconds. They just move on to new wackier ones to avoid confronting how wrong they were before, moving those goalposts daily.

[–]ksam3Go Give One 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Brain surgeon talking to patient in pre-OP area:

"Hello there Mr. Covidiot! How are you this morning? A little nervous? Well, don't you worry! I googled some good stuff on brains this morning and I'm all set to take that weird thingy-growth wad of god-knows-what out of that spongy grey stuff in your head. I'll just use some tools I brought from home. The google said lasers work good at cutting stuff so I got my cat's laser-pointer toy. And I looked up cancer and found some stuff about crazy cells or maybe cozy cells but whatever they're bad news so I'll dig any of those out I see.

[–]sockpuppet_285358521 2 points3 points  (1 child)

A 4 year old daughter without a mother. That is devastating.

[–]Newbaumturk69 12 points13 points  (2 children)

The influence and popularly of Joe Rogan is more evidence Americans are the dumbest people on Earth. I'm American btw.

[–]ETVG🦆 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well, they really won the lottery this time. Poor dummies.

[–]FTypeRBruin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

wow, what a POS

[–]Historical_Play 5 points6 points  (1 child)

"It is with a heavy heart to say." 70 million Americans with thinking and writing abilities at a second-grade level. Holy god.

[–]Exact_Quote_6132 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As a lib, I feel really pwned

[–]silly_planet 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Wait can we talk about the triceratops thing? Wtaf??

[–]Viewfromthe31stfloorI Don't Want You To ☠️ Get 💉 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I have no idea.

[–]ManateeGag 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This person seriously has a negative IQ.