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There is no greater good...
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John in NM
The only available good comes from trusting your fellows to eventually come around to the understanding that society's best interests and their own lie along the same path. Nothing else works, whether in our personal relationships, our work relationships, or our civil relationships.

Civil society only functions when I trust you to not murder or rob me, and you trust me to extend the same courtesy to you. This trust is what prompts most of us to obey traffic signals, not fear of retribution from the authorities. Not everyone participates in this trust, but enough of us do that the system functions. This is nothing more than the social contract.

To address your concept of the greater good, I will just point out an example of it's abuse that I recall clearly - the torture of individuals defined as enemies of the US in order to gain information. An horrific, indefensible policy justified by the fig leaf of that greater good - the promise that it was saving lives.

That was no more a greater good than yours is. Yours is working locally because it is in line with your locality's take on the social contract. It won't serve world wide however, and that is why I take issue with it in this case.

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anybody vaccinated yet? *NM*
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Yep
Wish I knew
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Re: Now I Know
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And that is the key
Should have told him...
The question is...
Never. !
Why
Re: Never add me to this list
Vaccination is not a personal choice.
I disagree...
Re: I disagree...
There is no greater good...
Hold the phone...
Extreme examples illustrate concepts...
Spare us...
Happy to... that bit is at the bottom of the post.
[ADMIN] I think we've made our points
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your claims are flawed
No easy answer...
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Do you see any need to keep
This is on the mark
death vs age data
Regarding Ben Franklin’s quote
Small wonder...
80s TV flashback!!
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worse.....
That is worse alright...
Orange Julius, after?
Never was rich enough..
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I learned for the first time today..
Re: Regarding Ben Franklin’s quote
Lemme guess...
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Case closed
More false equivalences
Yes...
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Room for optimism...
Re: Yes...
Some further good news...
Update...
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ASAP
I will get it as soon as it's an option
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There's precedent, and memory is fleeting
Re: There's precedent, and memory is fleeting
Re: Is it a religion or insurance?
Re: There's precedent, and memory is fleeting *PIC*
That will be the issue...
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Balderdash
More *LINK*
Re: More that is not persuasive.
Re: You are mistaken according to the mayo clinic
Not so ...
Re: Seriously?
Of course...
some clarification needed here
Thanks...
Reinfection argument...
Cards on the table
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Re: Balderdash
Derek - how would you know?
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not the point...
Decisions and proof
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What is the point? ... *LINK*
I'm sure everyone abides border controls
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The sound of backpedalling
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Your list of "approved" sources, then
misleading statement
Now that is encouraging
Re: Mad Cow
more misinformation
"Lib baiting" is a Sport
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ADMIN! Hey, folks, let's remember: civility
It's not just the deaths
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question
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Ron P..NO tree falls!
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Small wonder (yes, again!)...
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common misinformation
for example
No ... but
Good You Recovered
Ewwww, that was bad!
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