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"Thank You Socialism!"

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"Thank You Socialism!"
January 23, 2021 01:45AM
This was posted on Facebook by a very dear, decades-long friend. It appears that Socialist Lefty California is getting it done. And please keep in mind that this is smack-dab in the middle of the hottest hot spot in the country right now...



THANK YOU, SOCIALISM: I Googled “vaccine LA” on Tuesday. Got on the LA County Public Health website. With a little perusing, I found the “make an appointment” link. Dodger Stadium, vaccines administered while in your car? Yes, please. The confirmation email said NOT to arrive early. Okay.... so, I was prepared to do some serious line-waiting once I got there. I had snacks and a book on tape. My POV? Best to avoid rigid expectations and follow instructions, even knowing they might not work perfectly. Fully operationalized systems, even emergency systems, don’t spring up fully functional in an instant. It takes time to get a battle rhythm. It’s practically standard procedure for people to be dissatisfied with emergency response operations. Gotta let off steam somehow. Conveniently, there’s always plenty of legit blame to pass around. That’s why they call them emergencies.)

Today (Friday), I arrived at 12:28 for a 12.40 appointment. As I drove up, I passed volunteers at the gate motioning to people to pull up their masks. I breezed through the maze of traffic cones (good traffic management). Everyone was friendly and what ever the plan was seemed to be working. Everything was well-organized. LAFD Firefighter James, who administered my injection, was kind and professional. We marveled at ICS (the Incident Command System that makes it possible for strangers to work together as soon as they hit the ground.) I was in and out in 55 minutes total, including 20 minutes of post-injection observation time. I am grateful. Thank you, government. Thank you, volunteers. Thank you, emergency managers and health care workers. Thank you, scientists. Thank you, science. Thank you to all those dedicated to serving the public good. And, as with libraries, schools, roads to name just a few — Thank you, Socialism (not the boogy-man kind, the practical kind).




Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 23, 2021 02:10AM
i hope the injection(s) work out for your friend. scary stuff

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Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 23, 2021 02:12AM
Florida's been doing that since the vaccine was available. But we're glad to share our ideas with the more backward states if it's going to help the country. thumbs up
Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 23, 2021 05:16AM
Florida ha been selling them to anyone who will fork out $150. Some Canadians have flown down there and received the Vaccinations. Some control.
Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 24, 2021 05:41PM
First, this isn't socialism.

"Florida's been doing that since the vaccine was available. But we're glad to share our ideas with the more backward states if it's going to help the country."

You need to get them to talk to NY, CA, and OK. FL does have a good system. A couple of interesting things since we were actually in FL (and not Miami/Dade area). I think they have a pretty good system, and are flexible. As of last week, shots were free. You make the appointment online or phone (in our area, the Publix was pretty much the goto), they check your driver's license and give you the shot. There was one line with about 5 people in it. Many of them were empty. Interestingly, they did start the drive throughs, which are the hit on the gulf side. I thought it worked well. Again, there was no cost, so as usual, I'm questioning your facts. In addition, I can't get a shot in CO because we're still on 1A (health care, etc, and those over 75), but I could have (but didn't because it's not my state and I don't believe it's good to steal from those that live there) in FL.

Also of interesting note. My wife was paying for a meal and had a CDN penny. The woman refused the penny saying that it was "funny money." One penny she refused. I had to chuckle.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/24/2021 05:43PM by OldeDude.
Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 24, 2021 07:15PM
It is funny money, od. It has been unacceptable in Canada for a decade or more. I have hundreds of them. They are useful for card games and other harmless flutters.

That is not a good system in Florida. It is totally irresponsible. Every expert in infectious diseases is adamant that to get this virus under control we must prioritise the rollout. The most vulnerable and most exposed first.
Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 24, 2021 09:00PM
She was saying that ALL CDN is worthless and "funny money." Good God you're simple.
Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 24, 2021 09:58PM
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OldeDude
She was saying that ALL CDN is worthless and "funny money." Good God you're simple.

I don't care what she was saying. There are stores here that won't accept American money. I am telling you a little fact that goes over your head. The banks would not have taken the penny.
Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 24, 2021 10:36PM
You're arguing about what she said, and started with "I don't care what she was saying." Well done. Well done.
Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 24, 2021 11:29PM
Meagain... snicker. One of your friends tells you a fairy tale and you believe it. Then OD dunks on your ass.

My French Canadian neighbor was here this week to close out her condo sale. She had to get tested before flying back. I googled "covid test" the first place the came up was 2 minutes away and they were offering both tests and vaccinations for free. My guess is if your friend paid $150 - it was for the doctor's visit, not the shot. But you keep telling the story your way, meagain. eye rolling smiley
Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 25, 2021 07:08PM
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Indy!
Meagain... snicker. One of your friends tells you a fairy tale and you believe it. Then OD dunks on your ass.

My French Canadian neighbor was here this week to close out her condo sale. She had to get tested before flying back. I googled "covid test" the first place the came up was 2 minutes away and they were offering both tests and vaccinations for free. My guess is if your friend paid $150 - it was for the doctor's visit, not the shot. But you keep telling the story your way, meagain. eye rolling smiley

Try to know something about questions before you post. There have been many newspaper articles about it. There is a "Back Market" in vaccines in Florida catering to outsiders.

Also, indy, od did nothing of the kind. The poor man's PTSD seems to be acting up lately. He boggled the simplest things. All I did was make a simple statement that pennies are not legal currency in Canada. They went out of circulation long ago.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2021 07:20PM by meagain.
Re: "Thank You Socialism!"
January 26, 2021 12:17AM
I stand by what I said.
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