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boxcar 07-19-2021 12:14 PM

Masks are Just "Comfort Blankets"
 
Government Advisor Admits Masks Are Just “Comfort Blankets” That Do Virtually Nothing

“But now it is entrenched, and we are entrenching bad behaviour.”

https://summit.news/2021/07/19/gover...ually-nothing/

Inner Dirt 07-19-2021 01:29 PM

I contend most people wearing them believe they are protecting themselves and could care less that they were supposed to protect other people. I constantly see people still wearing them driving alone or walking outside alone far from other people. I saw a guy yesterday wearing one while riding a motorcycle. It is freaking 95 outside and a dude on a bike has a mask under his full face helmet. I noticed the mask because he removed his helmet while getting gas. I used to ride, on a hot day wearing a full face helmet is like having your head in an oven, then you put a breathing restricting mask on? Must be a joy to be that germophobic.

boxcar 07-19-2021 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Inner Dirt (Post 2739220)
I contend most people wearing them believe they are protecting themselves and could care less that they were supposed to protect other people. I constantly see people still wearing them driving alone or walking outside alone far from other people. I saw a guy yesterday wearing one while riding a motorcycle. It is freaking 95 outside and a dude on a bike has a mask under his full face helmet. I noticed the mask because he removed his helmet while getting gas. I used to ride, on a hot day wearing a full face helmet is like having your head in an oven, then you put a breathing restricting mask on? Must be a joy to be that germophobic.

The masked guy on the bike is infected with the pandemic -- the pandemic of fear, panic and hysteria. This is the kinda guy who basically reasons: "I have but one life to live and I will do whatever it takes to protect it." No matter, of course, how irrational his premise might be. Liking him to a germophobic is a perfect analogy.

thaskalos 07-19-2021 02:12 PM

I don't wear a mask...but I can't find a valid reason to mock those who do.

boxcar 07-19-2021 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by thaskalos (Post 2739228)
I don't wear a mask...but I can't find a valid reason to mock those who do.

Ahh...that's so tolerant of you. :coffee:

thaskalos 07-19-2021 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by boxcar (Post 2739236)
Ahh...that's so tolerant of you. :coffee:

I've been reading the bible lately...:ThmbUp:

boxcar 07-19-2021 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by thaskalos (Post 2739246)
I've been reading the bible lately...:ThmbUp:

:lol::lol: Now that's funny 'cause tolerance ain't a biblical doctrine. :coffee:

thaskalos 07-19-2021 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by boxcar (Post 2739247)
:lol::lol: Now that's funny 'cause tolerance ain't a biblical doctrine. :coffee:

The bible teaches far more than mere "tolerance". We are told to not just "tolerate" our enemies...but to LOVE them! But, of course...you might have missed this insignificant tidbit. :rolleyes:

woodtoo 07-19-2021 03:33 PM

This morning I watched my neighbor walk out of his house with his mask on and get into his car and drive by with it still on.

They are just beginning to ease restrictions here, I believe some young and old will never be able to give them up. To some it has become a fashion statement.

There is one young girl about 16 who visits my next door neighbors son she wears a furry cat mask and a fluffy tail, I have never seen her without this get up. Maybe she lost a bet.:D

Inner Dirt 07-19-2021 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by thaskalos (Post 2739228)
I don't wear a mask...but I can't find a valid reason to mock those who do.


Just mocking the obvious germophobes. I used to work with one in a large manufacturing facility. The guy would put a rag around his hand when I handed him his paycheck. He would spray disinfectant on his tools before putting them back in his tool box. If he had to pass by a group of people closely he would hold his breath. The guy was pure entertainment. The funny thing he was out sick just as often as anyone else. I wonder what that guy is doing in the age of Covid. I bet he wears a hazmat suit outside his home.

PaceAdvantage 07-19-2021 03:41 PM

Then again, even before COVID, there were always people who were germaphobes.

My mother used to be one of them. So much so, it probably killed her, ironically.

It's not nice to make fun of people with mental illness.

boxcar 07-19-2021 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by thaskalos (Post 2739250)
The bible teaches far more than mere "tolerance". We are told to not just "tolerate" our enemies...but to LOVE them! But, of course...you might have missed this insignificant tidbit. :rolleyes:

Newsflash: Love and tolerance aren't the same thing. :coffee:

thaskalos 07-19-2021 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by boxcar (Post 2739269)
Newsflash: Love and tolerance aren't the same thing. :coffee:

:lol::lol:

I can't say that I am surprised.

boxcar 07-19-2021 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by PaceAdvantage (Post 2739264)
Then again, even before COVID, there were always people who were germaphobes.

My mother used to be one of them. So much so, it probably killed her, ironically.

It's not nice to make fun of people with mental illness.

You're right. It's easier to understand and sympathize with such people. On the other hand, not so much with people who think they're "normal", yet rationalize their irrational actions. In other words, these latter types attribute rational and creditable motives to their actions without critical analysis of their true motives -- even their unconscious ones.

For the record, I do not mock or ridicule people who use masks because they believe those masks are actually protecting them. If grown adults want to choose a harmful path, who am I to interfere with their personal life? However, I do feel anger over grown adults making their little children wear masks because study after study has shown that face diapers are really not good for youngsters. So...parents who don't do their homework and force their kids to mask up are, in my book, abusing their kids in more ways than one.

Inner Dirt 07-19-2021 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by PaceAdvantage (Post 2739264)
Then again, even before COVID, there were always people who were germaphobes.

My mother used to be one of them. So much so, it probably killed her, ironically.

It's not nice to make fun of people with mental illness.


Sorry to hear than, anytime I see that behavior I remember the guy who I supervised. He was a major PITA outside his odd behavior. If I never worked with the guy I probably wouldn't even notice germophobic behavior.


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