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Darren McGarvey
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Darren McGarvey 10m
i cant speak for what anyone else said.
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Darren McGarvey 11m
And you could say the same about WMDs, and tax-breaks for corporations - these dilemmas arise from an economic orthodoxy
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Darren McGarvey 13m
yes and so is sweden and germany. all three countries are vastly different. you can't make simple comparisons like that.
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Darren McGarvey 18m
that is not a contagious infection. the shutdown is about constraining the spread until we know what the fuck is going on.
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Darren McGarvey 19m
we have shut down the economy to protect everyone - not just the elderly. this is the kind of thinking that has lead to a drug crisis and homelessness.
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Darren McGarvey 26m
not sure how it is possible to straw man a guy who has said as many shitty things as toby young tbh. any argument is immediately contaminated by the face it is being made by him.
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Darren McGarvey 28m
and how exactly do you straw man a self confessed eugenicist?
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Darren McGarvey 28m
His argument rooted in the assumption that only the elderly are being protected by social distancing – last night a 13 year old boy died on ventilator. Three health professionals died in the last few days. Stories of people who are not elderly, dying, are a daily occurrence.
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Darren McGarvey 30m
Nah mate, what he is saying is that people who have contributed most to society are expendable in a crisis. He is applying a model of valuing human life which is about reducing average deaths. We are not living in an average year.
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Darren McGarvey 57m
ghostbusters 3 delayed for a year. pfft
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Darren McGarvey 59m
Replying to @thepublicgets
Also, these calculations are subject to constant change depending on circumstances.
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Darren McGarvey 1h
Replying to @thepublicgets
i think in a crisis like this you have to take action. Him citing that as justification for his eugenics nonsense is glib at best
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Maggie Morrison 1h
Replying to @lokiscottishrap
My husband’s aunt celebrating her 90th birthday with a parachute jump, my grandmother, my paternal uncle who lost his life on The Iolaire, my uncles in WW2. So many more. They are who we are. In no way an acceptable price to pay or dispensable. To lose them is to lose ourselves.
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Darren McGarvey 1h
Replying to @RedFlagBankie
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Darren McGarvey 1h
Toby Young was all for the elderly when it was about using them as a battle ram to Getting Brexit Done. Now Toby Young is all 'fuck the elderly they are of no value' - and people are eating it up like it's not pure pish he is talking.
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Darren McGarvey 1h
Kids, never forget, when the govt tells you that you can be anything you want if you work hard and play by the rules, that you can, until you are old - then you will be cast aside in the nations darkest hour because you won't be worth it economically according to Toby Young
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Darren McGarvey 1h
Replying to @AnnFazzone
that was about 2 weeks ago. weve been pretty much isolating at home for that time. I went into lockdown about a week before it was being enforced. Partner and kids even longer.
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Darren McGarvey 1h
We should have told all those old people when they were bursting their arses all their lives that at the end of the day, when the going got tough, they were totally expendable should the right crisis come along.
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Darren McGarvey 2h
I lost my sense of smell and taste about two weeks ago. As well as general fatigue, reduced strength, cough, congestion etc. I am positive that I came on here and moaned about it. The only symptom I haven't experienced is the raised temperature.
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Peter 2h
How can we no just film court cases stream it direct to us all? We can then vote for the verdict using our coloured buttons Gives us a something to do, while ensuring trials by peers still happen
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