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Relaxation of Restrictions, Part XII *Read OP For Mod Warnings*



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 73,361 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty

    Copy of post I have just made in the main thread:

    We get the fact some of you bare dissatisfied with the performance of the Chief Medical Officer, NEPHT, members of the Government and indeed some of the experts you may pay attention to on TV, radio or indeed the print media

    We also get the fact that some of you like to let off steam in this and indeed other threads in the forum

    However repeatedly stating your dislike/hatred of such people and abusing them here is not only irritating to posters who like to interact in a civil manner, but it's also highly offensive to the individuals in question. Can posters just refrain from resorting to such commentary as it not going to achieve anything beyond winding up (ie trolling) other users and attracting mod attention

    I am copying this warning into the Relaxation of Restrictions thread. but it applies equally across the forum

    Any questions PM me - do not respond to this warning in-thread

  • Registered Users Posts: 827 ✭✭✭HalfAndHalf

    Thanks Beasty, any chance we can sort out the off topic rents on vaccination/non vaccination drivel too please? Every time I drop into the thread I have to go through pages of unrelated crap. Thanks

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,004 ✭✭✭✭AlekSmart

    Interesting use of words..."To get vaccines into our most marginalized and vulnerable",presumably,with their informed consent ?

    If that consent is'nt forthcoming from any in your chosen group,will there be Security on hand to restrain them whilst you ready the syringe ?

    Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.

    Charles Mackay (1812-1889)

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,457 ✭✭✭growleaves

    Good Morning Britain were discussing it as well. Clearly lots of 'kite flying' going on.

    I am not the type to faint

    When things are odd or things are quaint

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  • Nobody has suggested mandatory vaccination here, let alone start a debate, so again, you are inventing a scenario purely to feed your internal anger and paranoia

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  • Registered Users Posts: 711 ✭✭✭MilkyToast

    I’ve been disappointed with how many people think principles are just things you pretend to believe when it’s easy to do so.

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ~C.S. Lewis

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,876 ✭✭✭bokale

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,245 ✭✭✭✭astrofool

    Well that's a bit tangential, if people post here mention the unvaccinated, the loons pile on and talk endlessly about the few people who can't be vaccinated (you'll see the same people start every post about how vaccines and restrictions don't work of course).

    But if you have a better name for the group who can be vaccinated but chose not to, then suggest the label (other than the star child "we're all people" response).

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,245 ✭✭✭✭astrofool

    All that and you didn't answer the central point that the unvaccinated description isn't enough for a lot of the unvaccinated themselves and sends threads into whataboutery, but look, you can be the arbiter next time it comes up :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,245 ✭✭✭✭astrofool

    We know restrictions work, we also know to look at each countries factors as to why somehow their numbers are different (e.g. Sweden being comparatively worse than their neighbours).

    But if you want a thread that the vaccines are ineffective and restrictions don't work, you're probably better off starting one on that topic rather than putting easily disproven nonsense into all the other threads as it also undermines the good points you make.

    @JRant case in point.

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  • Nothing disingenuous, at all, about highlighting the continued unhealthy need some have to invent scenarios to get outraged at.

  • Registered Users Posts: 365 ✭✭francogarbanzo

  • Registered Users Posts: 725 ✭✭✭M_Murphy57

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,983 ✭✭✭✭lawred2

  • A not insignificant portion of the unvaccinated are very much not “pro choice”, spending their time telling everyone who will listen that the vaccines are dangerous and will cause all sorts of side effects. The pivot towards a “pro choice” face was only when it was blatantly obvious to anyone and everyone than the serious effects being predicted by the “pro choice” did not occur.

    But of course they have the right to choose. The right to choose does not give immunity from being called a charlatan, idiot or both though.

    My own suggestion for this subgroup of the unvaccinated is the “Anti-factxers”

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,872 ✭✭✭✭JRant

    I didn't answer that because it's not what we were talking about. Sure, look, knock yourself out, call people whatever you like, it's just not my cup of tea.

    "Well, yeah, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man"

  • You may not have noticed I said a "subgroup of the unvaccinated"

    The below would represent some of the views on the matter

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