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View Poll Results: Will the Corona Virus will alter their plans to attend WSOP this Summer (if it's not canceled)
Never planned on attending. 177 32.48%
Definitely wont attend. 112 20.55%
Probably wont attend. 93 17.06%
Probably will attend. 71 13.03%
Definitely will attend. 92 16.88%
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:55 PM   #6176
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Re: Coronavirus has caused the postponement of the WSOP 2020! (Coronavirus quarantine thread)

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Presumably you believed the neurosurgeons when they gave you that diagnosis, because you accept that brain surgeons know more about brains than you do.
So why don't you believe epidemiologists when they recommend that you wear a mask? Do you know something about infectious diseases that they don't?
A paraphrase from Atlas Shrugged, I am too lazy to find it for an exact quote.

"If you had a broken leg, wouldn't you have a doctor set it?"

"Not if he was the one who broke it."
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:16 PM   #6177
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A paraphrase from Atlas Shrugged, I am too lazy to find it for an exact quote.

"If you had a broken leg, wouldn't you have a doctor set it?"

"Not if he was the one who broke it."

That’s ridicules-

Your implication that Rand was saying that the individual outweighs the whole with regards to public health is shallow and insults libertarians-

I don’t have the “right” to make others sick.

I do have the right to do what I want as long as it doesn’t impede the rights of others to do the same.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:37 PM   #6178
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You don't see the difference between jumping off a bridge and covering your mouth? One negatively effects me nilch, the other is catastrophic.


If there were reason to believe that my hair growing out was hazardous to public health, yeah Id shave my head.
Excellent point, I can't agree more on that!!!
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:06 AM   #6179
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Re: Coronavirus has caused the postponement of the WSOP 2020! (Coronavirus quarantine thread)

Found on Facebook.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:40 AM   #6180
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Found on Facebook.
The way you hate on Negreanu, I thought for sure you would be an anti-masker.
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:01 PM   #6181
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Re: Coronavirus has caused the postponement of the WSOP 2020! (Coronavirus quarantine thread)

If your reads are as far off on the poker table, I want game. Coronavirus has caused the postponement of the WSOP 2020! (Coronavirus quarantine thread)

My love of Danny goes to direct personal experience. Without going into a political derail, I'm an "Anyone but Trump" as they get. Also having direct personal experience.
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:39 PM   #6182
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Are those %s just random to lead up to the punchline?
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:42 PM   #6183
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Seems logical but feel free to fact check.
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:44 PM   #6184
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You don't see the difference between jumping off a bridge and covering your mouth? One negatively effects me nilch, the other is catastrophic.


If there were reason to believe that my hair growing out was hazardous to public health, yeah Id shave my head.
No reason someone can't pick among these two as alternatives, they should have a right to choose ....

Fwiw, I got an email yesterday evening from c..tact@team.donaldtrump.com telling me that

"Patriots Wear Masks"

"I don’t love wearing them either. Masks may be good, they may be just okay, or they may be great. They can possibly help us get back to our American way of life that so many of us rightfully cherished before we were so terribly impacted by the China Virus.

My feeling is, we have nothing to lose, and possibly everything to gain
, including the next chapter to our country, and to keep things open whether it be schools or businesses."

I guess someone in the campaign figured out that voters who don't wear masks (or do jump off a bridge) might not be available to vote on November 3.

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Old 08-04-2020, 11:25 PM   #6185
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tldr - if you dont like me not wearing a mask then stay away from me and if somebody decides to carry on about it then they are risking exposure to whatever I may or may not have and that's at a minimum. If people want to holler at me then social distancing goes right out the window, as well as physical contact.
what if the person who objects is the store owner? do you respect private property rights?
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Old 08-05-2020, 07:32 AM   #6186
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the place of fear you're currently living in
You are convinced there is a massive Deep State conspiracy to milk the population for [insert conspiracy theory here] but you have a fear free existence?
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Old 08-05-2020, 07:37 AM   #6187
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thats the beginning of programming
isn't the anti maskers who program all people to stand in respect for a piece of cloth and a lousy song before any mass sporting event?
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Old 08-05-2020, 12:50 PM   #6188
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Are those %s just random to lead up to the punchline?
They're complete psuedoscience. The virus is equivalent to a size of a tennis ball and the spaces in the fabric of the masks are like basketball hoops.
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Old 08-05-2020, 01:04 PM   #6189
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They're complete psuedoscience. The virus is equivalent to a size of a tennis ball and the spaces in the fabric of the masks are like basketball hoops.
I see.... "complete pseudoscience"?

So, Dr. Fauci, who seems partial to baseball, is less qualified on the topic of masks than are you ?

What about an N95 mask, are those spaces the size of a squash ball, which is smaller than a tennis ball but bigger than a ping-pong ball.
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Old 08-05-2020, 02:26 PM   #6190
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They're complete psuedoscience. The virus is equivalent to a size of a tennis ball and the spaces in the fabric of the masks are like basketball hoops.

Yes, and tennis-ball sized virii travel in giant globs of spit and mucus that are larger than beach balls in your metaphor. The problem with mask science is that people often wear them incorrectly or futz with them with their hands all the time, which reduces their effectiveness. Absent clinical controlled testing, we won't know the exact way these factors trade against one another, but it seems quite reasonable to think masks are at least partially effective.
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Old 08-05-2020, 02:29 PM   #6191
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Re: Coronavirus has caused the postponement of the WSOP 2020! (Coronavirus quarantine thread)

I think that's the first time Ive seen "virii". I really like it.
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Old 08-05-2020, 04:36 PM   #6192
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Old 08-05-2020, 06:24 PM   #6193
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I think that's the first time Ive seen "virii". I really like it.
That’s a weak attempt at sounding intelligent. The plural of “virus” is “viruses,” not “virii.”
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Old 08-05-2020, 06:59 PM   #6194
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Re: Coronavirus has caused the postponement of the WSOP 2020! (Coronavirus quarantine thread)

There's been some talk in this thread about American's willingness, or reluctance, to take a vaccine when one is available. Here's the latest from their neighbours up north:

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/78-of-canadian...ests-1.5052502

78%, although a large number of those are in the "not right away" camp.

I suspect American numbers may be lower, but I doubt as low as some of the <50% numbers I've seen.

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That’s a weak attempt at sounding intelligent. The plural of “virus” is “viruses,” not “virii.”
Reminds me of the silliness we used to have here around poker bonuses, with people who insisted on using "boni".
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Old 08-05-2020, 09:06 PM   #6195
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So ?

Yes you can breathe with a mask on.

However, how about the claim that you can also catch Covid because the mask holes are too big to stop it ? (Leaving aside the idea of a multi-layerd mask/fabric.)

(I personally wear a cloth mask, because it is common sense, the law and, according to The Donald in one of his more lucid tweets, "Patriotic".)
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Old 08-05-2020, 09:31 PM   #6196
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Yeah, it looks weird when the one woman is sorting the papers on the counter after, but realistically that is because people have no idea what to do in that situation, and are probably in a mild form of shock. Who knows if the crazy person is armed and that is even ignoring the whole pandemic thing where anti-mask zealots are much more likely to charge into Darwin awards with their willingness to get infected with the hoax.

I suspect shortly after the soon to be a felon crazy lady (not like it will be hard to identify her) that people came to the aid of the woman on the ground and called ambulance and police, which is likely what those services would say is the correct procedure as opposed to grabbing a few packages of paper and trying to beat down the crazy lady to show her who rules the office supply store.
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Police on Tuesday said they arrested a woman in the videotaped attack of a fellow customer who asked her to correctly wear a mask at a Hackensack Staples store. Terri Thomas, 25, was charged with aggravated assault, according to Hackensack police. The city resident was released ahead of a court hearing later this month.
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Old 08-05-2020, 10:18 PM   #6197
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That’s a weak attempt at sounding intelligent. The plural of “virus” is “viruses,” not “virii.”

LOL, I perfectly well know what the correct plural is and was just having a little fun.
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Old 08-06-2020, 05:42 AM   #6198
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Maybe he knows better about viruses than most of poker players here.
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:53 AM   #6199
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Maybe he knows better about viruses than most of poker players here.
Maybe. But it doesn't seem he knows too much about materials science. Many plastics are permeable to oxygen, too. But I doubt Dr. Middlebrooks would be eager to go around wearing a plastic bag over his head.
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Old 08-09-2020, 03:39 PM   #6200
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LOL, I perfectly well know what the correct plural is and was just having a little fun.
Well I got some life value out of it, so thanks.
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