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    @Jinsai , In my experience people become radicalised, get drawn into extremes about almost anything. Fear plays into it too I suppose. At the moment it feels like it's all sides and battle lines. I think some people feel pushed to pin their flag somewhere.
    Was the microchip idea to do with the covid test? I had a picture show up on my timeline from a friend of friend about the covid test in fact being the insertion of a microchip at the back of the throat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah_Munn View Post
    @Jinsai, In my experience people become radicalised, get drawn into extremes about almost anything. Fear plays into it too I suppose. At the moment it feels like it's all sides and battle lines. I think some people feel pushed to pin their flag somewhere.
    Was the microchip idea to do with the covid test? I had a picture show up on my timeline from a friend of friend about the covid test in fact being the insertion of a microchip at the back of the throat.
    See, I'm not even sure what functioning method she believed Bill Gates had in mind. She was so paranoid that she wouldn't go into details about all these NWO plans, because she couldn't trust that I wasn't a "snitch for big pharma" and that the only reason I asked is because I intended to report her and get her banned for spreading misinformation... or at least, that's kind of how I eventually unpacked what she was trying to say... I think. It was a trip.

    I'd laugh it off, but I'm seeing wayyyyyyyy too much of this bullshit, and I don't know how much of it might be bot misinfo campaigns, or real people actually buying into this stuff... but I can promise, this person I talked to today is a real person that I've met in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
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    This is the budget from 2019.

    Holy moly, the police personnel budget omg.

    But the tax levy for the school district is 24.18%. You can't tax residents to death, but you can lower costs and benefits and increase salaries. There definitely are areas that don't benefit residents or students.

    We have this same issue in the City of Chicago.

    My property taxes in Lake County are MUCH higher than property taxes in Cook County, or in Chicago. But, residents in poor areas of Cook County pay a proportionally larger property tax rate because property taxes are a regressive tax. In exchange for that, they get shittier schools and shittier city services and shittier policing and shittier healthcare and they're lucky if they have one grocery store.
    Last edited by allegro; 06-29-2020 at 02:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    See, I'm not even sure what functioning method she believed Bill Gates had in mind. She was so paranoid that she wouldn't go into details about all these NWO plans, because she couldn't trust that I wasn't a "snitch for big pharma" and that the only reason I asked is because I intended to report her and get her banned for spreading misinformation... or at least, that's kind of how I eventually unpacked what she was trying to say... I think. It was a trip.

    I'd laugh it off, but I'm seeing wayyyyyyyy too much of this bullshit, and I don't know how much of it might be bot misinfo campaigns, or real people actually buying into this stuff... but I can promise, this person I talked to today is a real person that I've met in real life.
    Wow.

    Can't help but think they are high! @Jinsai...snitch for big pharma! I have a relative who can be equally bonkers. It's scary because it seems the question of if we survive spins on all this bullshit.

    I have seen a lot of stuff posted by people I believed were tolerant and sensible but it turns out they are not. Some big surprises too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    This is the budget from 2019.

    Holy moly, the police personnel budget omg.

    But the tax levy for the school district is 24.18%. You can't tax residents to death, but you can lower costs and benefits and increase salaries. There definitely are areas that don't benefit residents or students.

    We have this same issue in the City of Chicago.

    My property taxes in Lake County are MUCH higher than property taxes in Cook County, or in Chicago. But, residents in poor areas of Cook County pay a proportionally larger property tax rate because property taxes are a regressive tax. In exchange for that, they get shittier schools and shittier city services and shittier policing and shittier healthcare and they're lucky if they have one grocery store.

    it's a mess, isn't it?

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    Fauci today warned that if we don't change course and address this differently, we could reach a point where we see 100,000 infections a day in the US.

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    yep, i wouldn't be surprised. just wait till mid-late july after the 4th of july get togethers. and then again in sept when schools open. then again a month later when flu season ramps up.

    here in NJ it feels like it's been forever since we shut down in mid march, but it's only been 3 and a half months. and this is just the beginning, because people can't get it together.

    perfect example:
    https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/06/po...cial-says.html

    ^btw, indoor dining still isn't allowed in NJ

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    nobody's mentioned that the EU has prohibited travel from the US? This is huge, if not on a level that will be economically substantial, but the political optics of it all are really intense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    nobody's mentioned that the EU has prohibited travel from the US? This is huge, if not on a level that will be economically substantial, but the political optics of it all are really intense.
    I love it. We’re officially an out of control backwater. Love that ban.

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    what was the phrase he used? oh right: shithole countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    what was the phrase he used? oh right: shithole countries.
    Hey, maybe he wasn’t being racist and it was all envy. Maybe “shithole country” was a somehow aspirational term? Because, with the work he’s put in this year alone. Let’s just say that if you’d given me a vague description of the highlights of 2020—assassination that prompts the fear of nuclear war, plague, suggestions of disinfectant and sunlight injections as cures, denial of prophylactic effectiveness, police murdering people on video, riots, protests, tear gas, secret bounties on soldiers—yeah, I’d’ve gone, “Um, last decade, Democratic Republic of Congo, right?”

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    Have you guys heard about this?

    U.S. students throw coronavirus parties to see who gets sick first — and the ‘winner’ gets money

    https://globalnews.ca/news/7132752/a...id-19-parties/

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    Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend tests positive

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    Have you guys heard about this?

    U.S. students throw coronavirus parties to see who gets sick first — and the ‘winner’ gets money

    https://globalnews.ca/news/7132752/a...id-19-parties/
    Yes.

    It's fake news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    Yes.

    It's fake news.
    OK. co-worker shared it with me last night, I almost didn't believe it. Sounded too out of this world. Then I googled it and tons of major news outlets were reporting on it. Good to know it's nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend tests positive

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    This is the budget from 2019.

    Holy moly, the police personnel budget omg.

    But the tax levy for the school district is 24.18%. You can't tax residents to death, but you can lower costs and benefits and increase salaries. There definitely are areas that don't benefit residents or students.

    We have this same issue in the City of Chicago.

    My property taxes in Lake County are MUCH higher than property taxes in Cook County, or in Chicago. But, residents in poor areas of Cook County pay a proportionally larger property tax rate because property taxes are a regressive tax. In exchange for that, they get shittier schools and shittier city services and shittier policing and shittier healthcare and they're lucky if they have one grocery store.
    That's about 25% of the total levy, or about $1500 per residential taxpayer.

    Unless the average residential taxpayer's assessed value is about $6000, in which case the taxpayers have bigger issues than property taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binaryhermit View Post
    That's about 25% of the total levy, or about $1500 per residential taxpayer.

    Unless the average residential taxpayer's assessed value is about $6000, in which case the taxpayers have bigger issues than property taxes.
    Well, yes, 24% is a very low percentage. I pay 67%. And my annual property tax is $9k, and that’s on the cheaper range in HP in Lake County because I have a small house. So I pay $6000 per year to the school district, and I don’t even have any kids.
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    Lance Bottoms tests positve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    Lance Bottoms tests positve.
    Well, that's fucking awful to hear. She seems to be feeling well, at least?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sesquipedalism View Post
    Well, that's fucking awful to hear. She seems to be feeling well, at least?

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    The president of Brazil, who has dismissed the seriousness of the virus, has tested positive.

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    I bet Jair Bolsonaro did Nazi that coming.

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