1. Plasmaster09

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    you do realize that not taking a vaccine doesn't just endanger you, right?
    it endangers anyone near you, especially those that might have LEGITIMATE medical reasons for not getting vaccinated.
    not only are you fucking stupid, you're potentially dangerous.
     
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    I only watched that one but ... lmfao. They forgot about asymptomatic spreaders. They also showed the wrong kind of N95 masks. Great source. I can't imagine the other two are a trove of useful information especially considering one is from Rune Fardal. "A Norwegian conspiracy theorist, crackpot anti-feminist men's rights activist and "anti-globalist" who has lately turned to the Christian right, despite not showing any previous interest in religion. He is described as one of the most notorious/ruthless activists against child welfare services in Norway. He also falsely claims to be a "doctor" and psychologist despite having no relevant qualifications, has served time in prison for harassment and fraud, and likes to diagnose his opponents with personality disorders. The latter habit is the result of his own traumatic experience of being diagnosed as such by real doctors and psychologists." :rofl2: The other is from Sky News Australia. A right wing outlet known to publish conspiracy theories.

    You're going to have to be better. A LOT better.
     
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  4. Lostbhoy

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    The article linked only says banks reserve the right to close accounts of aggressive, threatening and violent customers which has always been the case....it does not say they will do so if customers refuse to wear a mask but can refuse entry....which they should also do if the transaction in question is not of an emergency and discourage people to try go into the bank in the first place. I actually had this conversation with a branch manager today as i frequent banks in my job for servicing their equipment.

    Besides, most transactions can be done at an atm and not require access to the branch at all.
     
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    Aggression I can see being a valid reason. As such that is miscasting the situation.

    Simply refusing to wear one... that would be harsh. Not least of all because it seems most people can't wear one (never mind the efficacy of many ones I see in ideal conditions) in a way that will do any good to them or others.

    If people enjoy their little muzzles then so it goes.
     
  6. Azerus_Kun

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    i never really trusted banks, the idea of someone else being in possesion of your money always seemed too risky for me
     
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    There are reasons to dodge banks, however there does come a time where under the mattress risks your stupid druggy neighbours/kids/relatives/friends, or the house burning down.
     
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    Someone I call uncle buried his savings and it was a good idea, moreso than under the mattress or in a food can.

    Not going to fool myself thinking banks are really that reliable. I used to think that of the media and look how they turned out.
     
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    i have this problem that here government gives a Tax discount for debit cards to incentivise their use (used to be you'd pay 18% VAT instead of 22%, now it's 20% instead of 22%) and people think i'm paranoid for prefering the freedom of cash over a meager discount
     
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    So, erm... Is this another 'I totally misread an article, drew wrong conclusions and now want to share that with everyone' thread? I can't find anything in that article about threats... Just about taking measures if customers disobey the law (so basically what @Lostbhoy said). Drastic? Yes. But if I'm honest, I'm surprised that uk banks are even allowed to be open for public right now to begin with. Aren't you in a very strict lockdown right now?

    Also... They're banks. Literally every bank I've been to had locks that can be remotely opened for customers. They can (and probably do) leave the door locked when you approach without a mask. So those entering a bank and then actively removing their masks are already doing more than 'just' not wearing masks.

    We treat adults like adults. Act childish and you will be treated as such.

    Like it or not, but public health is a public issue. You do not get permission to spread lies because you're too stupid to see the dangers in what you're telling others.


    Also : go ahead and call me stupid back if that strokes your ego. I don't say this stuff for the lulz but because it's important. I tell my 1-year old a firm 'no' whenever she is attempting something harmful (like trying to eat a battery). I'm telling you the same. Sorry for your personal beliefs. If it really was just you, I'd leave you to your false belief, but again : it's public health,so a public issue.

    Read some articles about the consequences of actual covid - 19 for a change. This isn't some hypothetical make belief that doesn't harm anyone but a very dangerous disease that threatens our entire species (okay, that's a bit hyperbolic... But I assure you it's no joke).
     
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    Closing bank accounts is a big harsh, some people don't think outside the box like going bankless if you know what i mean, but its not an option for some.
     
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    Come to think of it...what's the threat, really? With a little preparation, it sounds awesome.

    Me: *goes into bank without mask*
    Cleric: whoa! I need you to put on a mask, mate.
    Me: ...and what if I refuse? I've heard you're closing my account. Will you? Please? :)
    Cleric: erm...yes?
    Me: awesome! My number is <number>!
    Cleric: *checks* ...you and your girlfriend have a mortgage of north of 200'000 euros to pay back in the next twenty years. :unsure:
    Me: yup. So...again: do you REALLY want to close my account? :tpi:


    Yeah, I know: there'd be a mad rush to the bank by home owners if you cancel out your mortgages that way. So that's extremely unlikely. But at the same time: for many people, banks are more eager to keep their accounts open than vice versa.
     
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    thats not how it works. youd just get warnings then and would end up paying a lot more potentially
     
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    You have those maskless dickshits over there too, huh? I thought us Americans were the only dipshits not to wear masks, because of "our freedumbs". I'm cheering on the UK banks, fuck those selfish maskless losers.
     
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    Seems very reasonable to me, and for any business really.

    >Walk into a business and get asked to do something that will not negatively affect you in any way and requires zero effort for a few minutes
    >refuse to do so putting the employees and patrons of the business at risk for no reason
    >Business does not want to do business with you any further and closes your account

    Fuck you anti maskers, seriously, just go and fuck yourselves.
     
  16. alexander1970

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    Same to the other Fraction....
     
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    Absolutely. They're selfish as hell.
     
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    Other Fraction not...sure.....
     
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    I'm 100% pro-mask, 100% anti-dipshit.
     
  20. notimp

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    Hey, its just them exercising their own rules on their own property... ;)

    Corporate rules for civic populations are tight! ;) *sarc*

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    First video should be outdated and fake news by now. While wearing masks wrongly might increase your own infection risk (dont touch in the middle to 'adjust' and wash hands more often, dont reuse without washing them), cloth and surgical masks, largely benefit the other people around you. Also the 'other people might need them more' argument doesnt count for cloth and surgical masks (which most western countries dont have a distribution problem with), but only for FFP2 masks and above (N95, ...). which medical personal needs, and elderly people might want to wear, who are under higher risk of more severe outcomes.

    So...

    ehm,

    yeah.

    Also - dont wear them before you show symptoms is outdated as well - because you are infectious without symptoms (a few days before symptoms kick in), and some people dont even show extensive symptoms, so they might not know that they have it and infect others.

    That said - Australia outside of cities does have a very low population density - and not much of a Covid problem right now (no winter, having been able to contain Covid 19 otherwise... see https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/australia ), US f.e. doesnt have that luck.

    So procurement of mask might not have ramped up, like in other countries.
     
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