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"You can't compare the United States to other countries..."

 

 

For some reason I only see people use this as an argument and defense when we suck at something? We suck a$$ at dealing with a pandemic, YEAH BUT IT' SD IFFERENT HERE. We suck at letting a s#!t ton of people get mowed down by mass shooters YEAH BECUZ AMERICA IS FREE ITS NOT LIKE EUROPE. Suck tremendously at healthcare YEA WELL THATS BCUZ WERE NOT SOCIALISTS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

 

Weird that I never see people warning against comparison when we're supposedly good at something, it's only a contortionist twist to not have to admit that we're garbage.

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Question: B1G, are you going to play football this fall?   B1G:

The original goal was to “flatten the curve” or so we were told. Somewhere we shifted to cancel everything until it is gone or a vaccine is found. 

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1 minute ago, Landlord said:

"You can't compare the United States to other countries..."

 

 

For some reason I only see people use this as an argument and defense when we suck at something? We suck a$$ at dealing with a pandemic, YEAH BUT IT' SD IFFERENT HERE. We suck at letting a s#!t ton of people get mowed down by mass shooters YEAH BECUZ AMERICA IS FREE ITS NOT LIKE EUROPE. Suck tremendously at healthcare YEA WELL THATS BCUZ WERE NOT SOCIALISTS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

 

Weird that I never see people warning against comparison when we're supposedly good at something, it's only a contortionist twist to not have to admit that we're garbage.


We have superior natural resources than many middle eastern and African countries, outside of oil, which helps us out tremendously. Does that count?

 

If it was so great everywhere else people wouldn't want to come into the USA I promise you that. If Mexico was as good as the United States I would rather live there....but there is a reason it is the opposite. 

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2 minutes ago, BIG ERN said:


We have superior natural resources than many middle eastern and African countries, outside of oil, which helps us out tremendously. Does that count?

 

If it was so great everywhere else people wouldn't want to come into the USA I promise you that. If Mexico was as good as the United States I would rather live there....but there is a reason it is the opposite. 

 

 

Which makes our failure to get this virus under control, while other countries have, so glaring. 

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20 hours ago, 307husker said:

 

 

This post is truly LOL worthy.


You do realize this was intentionally absurd in response to your unbelievable demand for sources over an obviously true statement. 
 

No intelligent person would make such a demand. It’s just plain stupid. 

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20 minutes ago, BIG ERN said:


We have superior natural resources than many middle eastern and African countries, outside of oil, which helps us out tremendously. Does that count?

 

If it was so great everywhere else people wouldn't want to come into the USA I promise you that. If Mexico was as good as the United States I would rather live there....but there is a reason it is the opposite. 

Do they though? How many people are really trying to get here from say Denmark or Germany? Canada? Ok we have better opportunities than Mexico but I hate to break it to you, being better than Mexico hardly means we are the best 

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19 minutes ago, Branno said:

You're right about one thing, I can't argue against a logical fallacy. So I have to dismiss what is honestly not a good point or argument to make. But that I'm making stuff up? Please. Tell me how I made anything up when I correctly pointed out that the inherent risk in football isn't equivocal to the increased and preventable risk of COVID-19 exposure.

 

The logical fallacy is you assuming their risk of getting COVID goes down significantly if they don't play football.  That taking kids out of a very structured situation where everyone they are around is being monitored and tested and they are receiving guidance about what to do is somehow significantly more risky than having those things removed from them.  And then you'd have to have knowledge of what exactly hundreds of college kids are now going to choose to do with their dozens of hours each week that is no longer being spent on football is going to now be spent doing.  Because I'm sure it won't be spent mixing significantly more with the general student population let alone the community population at large that is definitely all taking the virus very seriously and doing everything possible to prevent it's spread.

 

But please, continue to lecture me about logical fallacies.

 

19 minutes ago, Branno said:

Want to have a good faith argument, instead of attacking me? Yes there is risk inherent to the game of football, but we do what we can to mitigate that risk and accept it. It's why we wear pads, and penalize dangerous hits. The game today is completely different because of that risk. 

 

You lecture me about bad arguments, logical fallacies and talking nonsense and then complain that I'm attacking you.  That's nice.

 

19 minutes ago, Branno said:

Are you honestly suggesting that there is no increased risk in contracting COVID-19 by playing a contact sport like football?

 

I never said that.  There was a "you might be fine with having players risk their health so we can watch football but I'm not" type post that I was responding to.  The condescending tone of that post struck me as hollow since players are always assuming risk to play.  But, like I said, you're making stuff up that I didn't say so that you can have something to argue against.

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10 minutes ago, Branno said:

No intelligent person would make such a demand. It’s just plain stupid. 

 

I thought we were supposed to be having good faith arguments instead of attacking people.  I guess that's just a one-way street.

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9 minutes ago, Nebfanatic said:

Do they though? How many people are really trying to get here from say Denmark or Germany? Canada? Ok we have better opportunities than Mexico but I hate to break it to you but being better than Mexico hardly means we are the best 


There are 195 countries in the world and you MAYBE could put 5 ahead of the United States. I think that says enough. IMO you couldn't put one ahead due to the start up opportunities like we have here. 

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4 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

The logical fallacy is you assuming their risk of getting COVID goes down significantly if they don't play football.  That taking kids out of a very structured situation where everyone they are around is being monitored and tested and they are receiving guidance about what to do is somehow significantly more risky than having those things removed from them.  And then you'd have to have knowledge of what exactly hundreds of college kids are now going to choose to do with their dozens of hours each week that is no longer being spent on football is going to now be spent doing.  Because I'm sure it won't be spent mixing significantly more with the general student population let alone the community population at large that is definitely all taking the virus very seriously and doing everything possible to prevent it's spread.

 

To be fair, if they don't play football, the student athletes have the option to stay home whereas playing football involves being in close contact with dozens of people from all around the country every week. Them being monitored and having structure involves them coming in close contact with dozens of people daily. Without structure they can stay at home and only come into close contact with people who have masks on. Also, how fair is it that these students get regular covid testing to engage in their activity but someone in a different activity won't get the same opportunity? Honestly if other sports or activities are cancelled and don't get this kind of treatment im not sure how you can justify it for football. Money I guess but if thats the motivation there are some issues.

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Just now, BIG ERN said:

There are 195 countries in the world and you MAYBE could put 5 ahead of the United States. I think that says enough. 

 

Not in our response to this virus.

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Just now, BIG ERN said:


There are 195 countries in the world and you MAYBE could put 5 ahead of the United States. I think that says enough. IMO you couldn't put one ahead due to the start up opportunities like we have here. 

we rank middle of the pack in many many metrics. Much worse than 5th. You are just saying this because you've been raised on American exceptionalism. I have some bad news for you though, America isn't that exceptional. 

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5 minutes ago, Nebfanatic said:

we rank middle of the pack in many many metrics. Much worse than 5th. You are just saying this because you've been raised on American exceptionalism. I have some bad news for you though, America isn't that exceptional. 


Have you traveled? What countries are better? If so, why would you not want to live there? 

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4 minutes ago, Nebfanatic said:

To be fair, if they don't play football, the student athletes have the option to stay home whereas playing football involves being in close contact with dozens of people from all around the country every week. Them being monitored and having structure involves them coming in close contact with dozens of people daily. Without structure they can stay at home and only come into close contact with people who have masks on. Also, how fair is it that these students get regular covid testing to engage in their activity but someone in a different activity won't get the same opportunity? Honestly if other sports or activities are cancelled and don't get this kind of treatment im not sure how you can justify it for football. Money I guess but if thats the motivation there are some issues.

 

They could, yes.  That seems extremely unlikely.  So I'm not really sure that's a "fair" argument to make.

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