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Old 07-24-2020, 04:07 PM
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Default D.C. Exempts Lawmakers, Government Employees From New Mask Order

One rule for the elite, another law for the rest of us. I'm so glad I don't live in a Democrat city or state!

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Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser (D.) issued a universal masking order for her city Wednesday but exempted lawmakers, judges, and federal employees.

The order mandates the wearing of masks in all indoor and outdoor settings where social distancing cannot be observed. No other designated profession is exempt from wearing a mask, except when a piece of work equipment would preclude mask use. Consequences for ignoring the order include fines of up to $1,000.https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/d...Dp4EFf0_7qF0nI
If masks truly protect us (they don't!) then why should the government workers not have to wear them? Laws should apply to everyone, and that mayor needs to be removed from office.
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:33 PM
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I don't think this will go over painlessly
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Old 07-24-2020, 05:24 PM
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While I don't generally get into the habit of defending stupidity, I will say that this may be a case of jurisdiction. She may not have the authority to dictate to Federal Employees in Federal buildings, what they can or cannot do. I don't know this for sure, just a guess.

However, I do agree that masks are less than worthless and even dangerous if worn all day.
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I did find this interesting in the article:

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ayor Bowser also sent an investigator on Wednesday to find out whether President Trump violated D.C. masking regulations during a fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel, but the investigator found no violations.
Why would she do this? This smells of corruption and intimidation for targeting a US Citizen with an investigation without any evidence of a crime or violation. I believe that Trump may have a case if he were to pursue it.
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One rule for the elite, another law for the rest of us. I'm so glad I don't live in a Democrat city or state!



If masks truly protect us (they don't!) then why should the government workers not have to wear them? Laws should apply to everyone, and that mayor needs to be removed from office.
well fack that if it's true but maybe we should check other sources

"The enforcement provisions of this Order shall not be applied to persons in the judicial or legislative branches of the District government while those persons are on duty; and shall not apply to any employees of the federal government while they are on duty."

The order, which also demands mask wearing indoors in most situations, includes a number of carve outs for when people do not need to wear face coverings. People do not need to wear masks in a private residence, while consuming food or drink or while participating in outdoor exercise while socially distancing. Those two years old or younger two do not need a mask.
Case numbers rose back into the triple digits with the 102 positive cases being reported for July 21. "The Districtís reported data for Tuesday, July 21, 2020 includes 102 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the Districtís overall positive case total to 11,529," according information posted online.


https://justthenews.com/politics-pol...-while-outside

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Off topic but..
On Wednesday I had to undergo a second test for covid before I could return to work tomorrow.
I was having simple cold symptoms.
Today my test came back negative for the second time this month.
We were tested in our nursing facility on the 9th.
All staff members negative.
I've been all over the state with and without a mask.
Wood, Fulton and Lucas Counties.
I somehow managed to dodge <gasp!> covid19, but caught a cold.
It's time we realize what this is really all about.
Hmmm...
Yeah...
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Off topic but..
On Wednesday I had to undergo a second test for covid before I could return to work tomorrow.
I was having simple cold symptoms.
Today my test came back negative for the second time this month.
We were tested in our nursing facility on the 9th.
All staff members negative.
I've been all over the state with and without a mask.
Wood, Fulton and Lucas Counties.
I somehow managed to dodge <gasp!> covid19, but caught a cold.
It's time we realize what this is really all about.
Hmmm...
Yeah...
great!

but you know your mask protects others; their mask protects you.

someone- can't remember who said all the cleanliness and mask wearing has tamped down the flu. don't know if that's true but it's reasonable.
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great!

but you know your mask protects others; their mask protects you.
That has been proven false, but keep drinking the Koolaid.
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great!

but you know your mask protects others; their mask protects you.

someone- can't remember who said all the cleanliness and mask wearing has tamped down the flu. don't know if that's true but it's reasonable.
If the mask wearer doesn't have the virus, what is the mask protecting others from?
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If the mask wearer doesn't have the virus, what is the mask protecting others from?
Everyone Wearing a Mask is as protective as everyone taking off their shoes at the airport.
basically useless.
I'm just wondering what the next FEAR Filled tragedy will be used to make us do more stupid things in the name of "safety".



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We have to take.. cough I mean give up some freedoms like no search and seizure and warranted surveillance of communications and due process. or we'll all DIE!!!!
Can't use your freedom if you're DEAD! it doesn't matter if the measures are USELESS and counter productive we have to DO SOMETHING!

Covid 19 gonna get ya!
We have to give up some of your jobs, some children's educations, some necessary medical treatment, freedom of movement in America, and other small conveniences or we'll all DIE!!!!
it doesn't matter if the measures are evidentially questionable, never tried before or known to be USELESS and counter productive we have to DO SOMETHING!
It's just common sense!
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