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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: subfab
the bigger picture is that there are some in positions of authority who will use this (or any crisis) as a means to strip us of our rights.
But we're smarter than them. No matter how big their brains are.
originally posted by: rikgrimsby
As I've said before this is a "beta" test for something more/bigger that will come within 5/10 years. Its a mass social experiment. Yes there maybe a virus but i dont think its as bad as "they" are saying and there is 100% more to it.
originally posted by: Plotus
They are sons and daughters, friends and neighbors who belong to a group tasked with being detectives in a bid to try to contain the Virus. Asking and containing those who would contaminate by error or on purpose. Our own behavior precipitated this, no one else. It was no preconceived conspiracy.
Yes some pay no heed and need to be made to comply or contagion will become much worse. And that sums up what is needed to try to defeat Corona-virus .
It is no respecter of Anyone, it's equal opportunity.
I always see the 2nd amendment lauded for its use when dealing with a tyranical government when people on ATS defend the need for guns in society. I am not advocating any more murder than you already have in your country but I was led to believe this is the exact situation why you feel the need to have a society which is armed, yet it appears you favour shooting each other on a daily basis rather than using the 2nd for the reson it was implemented. I need to state clearly I am not an advocate of society being armed as I live in the UK, I am old enough to have legally owned a gun in the UK (pre 1997), I have fired both hand guns and shotguns (family owned them) I am just not a fan of the current society with all its ills being armed, humans and guns are always going to be a mix for death and destruction.
On Oahu, police say they’ve cited at least 70 people for violating the emergency declaration and arrested two people. The arrests and most of the citations were issued to those who ignored officers’ instructions to leave public parks or other areas that are closed.
On the Big Island, police arrested a 43-year-old Kailua-Kona woman for violating the order and other counts, saying she went to a home in Captain Cook, threw a rock at a window and started an argument.
And on Kauai, police set up checkpoints to ensure compliance with the shutdown.