Oh, I’m glad I missed out most of this, as you apparently took the work to clear the mess up.
However, I found several posts in the Did Cory leave BB very interesting, and was hoping for civility to return and the Russia-thread to dry out in a different topic.
Clearly my hopes were … misguided. Shit.
Still hoping for Cory to return (at least every now and then), for BB to stay a happy place, and for general sanity to exist.
While one can find “good things” in almost any action “Hey, air pollution from airlines was down 90% after 9/11! Woo!”, stating such does little more than to downplay and minimize the vastly, vastly more negative effects such tragic actions have.
The same holds true for COVID-19. Posts suggesting that “at least this will come out of this outbreak” will be eaten with prejudice. Don’t go there.
User Headache removed for coming here to complain that apparently we should be reporting less on pandemics, or making more money from it, or something.
If you don’t want to read out coverage of COVID-19, don’t read it. Coming here instead to tell everyone how they shouldn’t be reading it, or we shouldn’t be posting it, or that we have an agenda beyond, you know, posting information about a pandemic, help no one, derails everyone, and has no place here.
I’m afraid my Like for your original comment can’t stand given the recision and the clearly stated rule you made 12 days ago:
I will now assume that discussing secondary outcomes from the pandemic which benefit some people (e.g. those who carry large credit card debt balances or supporters of President Biff who want the economy to improve as a way of getting him a second term) while negatively affecting an equal or greater amount of others (e.g. retirees living on fixed incomes or those who want to see Il Douche out of office) – all other conditions remaining the same (i.e. the economy is going into recession and we’re in the midst of a contentious campaign season) – are excepted from this rule.
You will find this axiom to be true of any discussion of anything in almost every case. There is a difference between applauding policy decisions, however belated, that attempt to deal with the effects of the pandemic versus applauding the pandemic itself. I can approve of actions aimed at helping businesses affected by the pandemic while also recognizing that, was with almost everything else, such help will not be evenly distributed, and more specifically, does not make light of, nor applaud, the pandemic itself.
I hope that differentiation is more clear to you now. Thanks for the opportunity to clarify.
User Keith_McClary has been given a timeout for posting “fair and balanced” “It’s just the flu” idiocy.
You don’t amplify idiots who are pretending hospitals aren’t filling up with cases, that it’s just “The flu”. Clearly it isn’t, otherwise, why did are hospitals being overrun? A few credentialed idiots do not rise up to scrutiny any more than a dozen climate change deniers do, yet allowing their posts to stand makes them appear to have “equal weight” as a result.
As we’ve already said, we will remove misinformation with extreme prejudice.