Difficult Conversations – An Open Letter to the Vaxxed

Dear Fellow Citizens:

During my second year at Combermere School, a lunch-time game was organised by students, where one boy would chase the other boys in the class around the school. If he caught one, he would lash him once and that boy would join him in hunting the others. If they caught another boy, then both would lash him, and he would join in the hunt.

Eventually, there were only two boys left to be caught. I was the smallest and slowest boy in the class – because I was the youngest by up to 2 years. But I evaded capture by sharply changing direction when chased – a frustrating tactic for the chaser.

LAST BOY STANDING.

I was eventually caught, and my initiation into the hunter group resembled a gang beat-down. Those recently initiated now had an opportunity to be on the giving end – and they did not hold back. Once initiated, I had to join the hunt for the last boy.

Unlike me, he was genuinely fast. He should be rewarded for being the last boy on the run. But instead, he would receive the greatest punishment. He was inevitably caught. As the previous last person caught, I was to deliver the final lash as others held him.

He looked at me. A few minutes ago, we were on the same side. I gently touched his back, and I saw an expression – gratitude, something I was not given the opportunity to express when I was in that position.

THE WAY OF FAIRNESS.

Combermere is the way of fairness. Sometime during that game, I think that many of us understood that the game was unfair. But being caught up in the game, we unthinkingly acted our assigned roles. To my knowledge, that game was never played again during my time at Combermere School. That was 45 years ago.

Last week, I took an antibody test to see whether I unknowingly had COVID-19. The test was negative, so I am still on the run. I follow the sanitary protocols, and they have worked. However, I feel that I am not only being chased by COVIOD-19, but you, the Vaxxed.

OPEN PERSECUTION.

Twice in the past 4 months, I was denied work opportunities – I was told that it was because I was not vaccinated. As a senior Structural Engineer, I am fortunate to have options. But others in this unVaxxed group do not. I see others in this group being threatened with employment termination, having their freedoms restricted, and losing opportunities for career advancement. What gives you the right to do this?

Once you achieve your aim of 70% injected, are the remaining 30% to be permanently unemployed, or undesirable and untouchable outcasts? Have you thought this thing through?

The unVaxxed are now being accused of being unChristian for not getting the injection. They are being accused of not caring about Barbadian children who are too young to be vaccinated. How dare you? I mean HOW DARE YOU!

A TRUCE.

Last week, I wondered what would have happened if those who had not been caught, simply refused to play the game until the rules were changed. Why should those who are doing everything right, be punished for their success? But 45 years ago, we were hunted, scattered, and divided. Last week, I realised that we do not have to be.

I am asking for a truce – an end to: the hostile threats, the denying of work and employment opportunities, the discrimination, and the despicable accusations. I am calling for a truce.

The world is going crazy, and we have little influence on what other countries do. But we can discuss how we can exist together, during this pandemic, on this island we call our home. So far, the rules have been written by the Vaxxed and exclusively for the Vaxxed – is that fair?

SOLUTIONS BARBADOS.

So why should you listen to me? I think that I have some standing. Of the 9 political parties who contested the last General Election, Solutions Barbados got the third highest votes cast, at 5,842. To put that number in context, it represents over 5% of the total votes cast, which proportionally would represent approximately two seats in the House of Assembly on our first outing.

Solutions Barbados candidates generally spent less than 3% of what the BLP or DLP candidates spent. I spent about 2% of what the BLP candidate spent. Despite that, outside of the BLP and DLP, I received the most votes cast of any candidate from the other 7 parties.

LET US REASON TOGETHER.

So, on that basis, I am calling for a truce. Perhaps Mr David Ellis may moderate an honest discussion on how we can move forward united on this matter. To help you empathise, consider the following hypothetical situation.

Suppose the WHO claimed that a new variant made the Vaxxed a danger to society. Would you want the unVaxxed to treat you like how you are treating them? Would you want the unVaxxed to put you in isolation concentration camps? Would you want the unVaxxed to stop you from working, earning, playing, or going to school? Would you want the unVaxxed to take away your unVaxxed children because you were a potential danger to them?

THE RULES.

We are being deceived into treating each other as enemies. We are not. We are your fellow: classmates, workmates, congregants, family members, and citizens. We were recently on the same team where our common enemy was COVID-19. Now, more of you are behaving like hunters – and every week, I am feeling more like the hunted.

I am asking for an honest discussion of the rules. To facilitate this honesty, it should include what should happen if the Vaxxed are later found to be a danger to Barbados. That may seem like an unlikely nightmare scenario – but the unVaxxed are currently living your nightmare.

Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

283 comments

  • You are asking for the impossible. The vaccinated have marked their battle line, then trenched them, sunk rebar and poured concrete, all based on lies and half-truth. No logical discourse will stop them from mandating the jab upfront or by backdoor means.

    The only true thing about vaccines is they greatly reduce the odds of severe illness for now. All other benefits we were told were either outright lies or clever PR half-truths. We were told, get vaxxed to stop the spread and get back to normal. Did that happen? Vaxxed still wearing masks, still capable of transmitting and still being isolated.

    Stop asking for sensible debate Grenville, just shut-up and take your shot like a good little man or catch COVID and go Harrison’s Point where they want you to be a public figure pleading to the rest of the unvaxxed.

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  • I do not know any person who is anti-vaccine. But I know people who are hesitant because their valid concerns have been ignored – mine have been for the past 18 months.

    It seems that once the vaccinated had their questions answered, they then decided that theirs should be the only questions to be answered. Clearly, that cannot be fair – but it is the current reality.

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  • @Grebville Phillips “I think that I have some standing. Of the 9 political parties who contested the last General Election, Solutions Barbados got the third highest votes cast, at 5,842. To put that number in context, it represents over 5% of the total votes cast, which proportionally would represent approximately two seats in the House of Assembly on our first outing.”

    Well if my grandmother had balls she would have been my grandfather. But she did not, and she was not.

    THE END

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  • @ “hostile threats, the denying of work and employment opportunities, the discrimination, and the despicable accusations.”

    So exactly who is issuing hostile threats, denying you work or employment opportunities? Who is making despicable accusations? Family? Friends? Neighbors? Potential clients? Combermerians again?

    From where I sit and interact I see none of this. Are you sure that you don’t have a persecution complex?

    Although truthfully the unvaccinated can’t come into my home. My home. My rules. As has always been the case. I am the boss in here.

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  • No Covid cases yet in my natal village as far as I am aware. But this evening once the guys were home from work I spent more than half an hour over hearing their conversations

    “188 cases, wow! I bet we will reach 200 soon.”

    “I don’t want to be part of that 200.”

    “My sister took the vaccine and I see that it didn’t do she nothing, so I decide to take my too.”

    “The nurse touched my arm, and I asked her “you finished” I didn’t feel a thing.”

    I heard no rancour, no coercion, no threats, no persecution, just a group of hard working young men having a very civil conversation.

    N.B. Notwithstanding that there are 3 churches and only one rum shop, my natal village is not a very overtly “religious” place. BUT if the neighbor has 2 breadfruits they will give you one, they will tell you to help yourself from the mango trees etc. If they slaughter an animal they will provide you with some meat at a deep disocunt, ad maybe throw in some freebies. Will give you a lift to the bus-stop. But they are not churchy or preachy people.

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  • That GP is something isn’t he? He ended a schoolboy hazing ritual at Combermere all by his lonesome simply by displaying some kindness.

    I read through his stream of consciousness and observe that he hasn’t taken the vaccine, but he doesn’t articulate why he has chosen not to take the jab, so I am led to conclude as Kareem Abdul Jabbar writes that he is among those who choose to be “voluntary ignorant”

    Recently BU “David” wrote that David Ellis is unable to reach the “boys on the block”, I have news for BU “David” he won’t reach some who think that they are smarter than everyone, who flaunt their educational achievement and who believe their research skills are second to none but the only studies that they have any respect for are those that coincides with their beliefs.

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  • I don’t have any problem with anyone choosing to be vaccinated or not and I am quite happy and relaxed with my own unvaccinated status.

    Will review my position next year.

    Just keeping away from water in the Southern Corridor as per Minister of Health’s statement.

    Sea bathing has been out for years with all the sewage knocking about so not missing anything.

    The various protocols in effect for now require no real effort on my part, like falling off a log.

    I have to admit though that as the cases/deaths continue to rise I just can’t help wondering why no one else has figured out the protocols are not working particularly well.

    Sometimes I have to admit, I get fed up but hey, everybody gets to choose their paths through life, who am I to interfere!!

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  • Bajans heeding call to be vaccinated

    BARBADIANS CONTINUE to heed the call to get vaccinated as one of the vaccination centres is reporting a fourfold increase over the past two weeks.
    Senior health sister Juleyette Serrano said that at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation building on Harbour Road, St Michael, they were up to 400 vaccinations a day on average from around 100 two weeks ago.
    “We have definitely been seeing an increase in persons coming for a vaccine from last week or so. I don’t know if it’s due to the increased positive cases but there’s been a big jump,” she said.
    At around 3 p.m. yesterday, Serrano said they had already conducted 273 vaccinations and expected a surge after work hours. She said the numbers tended to also swell in the morning.
    As for the type of vaccine people were opting for, the senior health sister said Pfizer remained the overwhelming choice, with about 80 per cent of those vaccinated choosing that brand. She said people gave various reasons for the choice but the major reason was because people wanted to travel and Pfizer only needed four weeks between doses.
    On September 18, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley had said she was counting on increased vaccination numbers in Barbados over the next month to determine how and when the current state of emergency will be reviewed and restrictions possibly lifted or pegged back soon.
    She had said the country needed an additional 50 000 people vaccinated to be on a path to having
    life returned close to what it was pre-2020, urging the country to aim for at least 10 000 vaccinations being performed per week.
    By the end of the first week, although the country had passed the 100 000 mark of people who received both jabs, only 6 500 more were vaccinated despite the rollout of mobile units. (CA)

    Source: Nation

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  • Isolation strain

    Whole families turning up unannounced
    by MARIA BRADSHAW
    mariabradshaw@nationnews. com
    WITH AN ALREADY high number of COVID-19-positive children at isolation facilities, health officials now have another problem on their hands.
    Children who have not tested positive for the virus have also been turning up at the centres with their relatives, and this is putting additional pressure on authorities to find accommodation for them.
    As a result, the Ministry of Health will be meeting with the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs today to come up with a solution to deal with this unexpected situation.
    Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic reported at a press conference yesterday evening that this occurred last weekend at the Blackman and Gollop isolation facility, where a female posted a video complaining about lack of beds and showing two people lying on the pavement.
    No prior notice
    He said authorities at the Christ Church school had allocated the remaining eight bed spaces for COVID19-positive patients but an additional ten people turned up without prior notice.
    Pointing out that he was appalled when he saw the video “because I know that that is not the normal service” at Blackman and Gollop, the minister said that after checking with authorities there and isolation facilities manager Dr Corey Forde, he was informed that when the bus turned up, “there were several more children accompanying than what we had planned for”.
    “That obviously presented a problem for the facility because there were only eight beds available. I understand the difficulty some parents have, if they have to report for isolation and no one to keep children,” Bostic said, adding that this situation was prevalent at all of the facilities, including Harrison Point in St Lucy, but most of the time beds were available.
    However, he expressed dissatisfaction with the posting of the video, adding the families were offered chairs for the children until management dealt with the situation.
    “They determined that they were going to lie on the ground. It is regrettable that someone should violate the quarantine and isolation protocols, in relation to doing that kind of a broadcast to cast a dark shadow on the operations of the facility and the persons who are working there. When that sort of situation obtains, it really has a demoralising effect on members of the team,” he said.
    “As a result of that and because of the large numbers of children accompanying positive cases at all of the isolation facilities, including Harrison Point, we are getting a challenge for bed space.
    Guidance
    “We in the Ministry of Health and Wellness have made a determination that we must consult with the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, to be able to get some assistance and some guidance from that ministry because they have expertise in dealing with children who accompany positive parents at the isolation facilities.”
    Bostic also announced
    that Government would be moving with haste to institute the home isolation system to ease the financial and social pressure on the system given the increasing numbers.
    “Several months ago we would have been planning for this moment. We had contingency plans for isolation but obviously things have now gotten worse . . . .
    “The recent surge, especially over the last four or five days, really has put us under some tremendous pressure where we are challenged at the moment and we do not think that we can sustain the current operation that we are mounting, based on the use of institutionalised isolation facilities.”
    Over the past four days, 699 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, leaving 1 062 people in isolation, based on Sunday’s numbers released by the ministry.
    Without going into details, Bostic revealed there would be two types of home isolation but said private doctors and nurses had also been brought in to take some of the pressure off the health institutions.
    “We decided to outsource those to private entities to be able to look after that for us,” he said.
    “We are still responsible for those facilities but they would be dealt with by private doctors and nurses. We would work with them but we needed that sort of assistance to take the pressure off the public health care system.”

    Source: Nation

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  • Nicely put and excellent analogy provided from your schooldays.
    Every time this argument is put forward it seems to be shouted down in the hysteria to coerce absolutely evrybody into being part of just one group.
    Time will answer all of the questions and put to rest the vaccine debate. After that history will judge us all and I feel that judgement will be harsh for the actions of these times.

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  • More questions as Barbados isolation centres overflow
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    Dependents compounding space limitation problem at isolation centres
    The increasing numbers at isolation facilities across the country are being compounded by accompanying minors who test negative for COVID, but are dependent on their infected relatives.
    According to Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic this is at the bottom of a “regrettable” video showing COVID-19 patients stretched out on the floor of the isolation facility at the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, with one person protesting the conditions there.
    It is also why the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs is now being called in to assist with the care of children and others who find themselves in the unfortunate situation.
    Nevertheless, Minister Bostic condemned the person behind the broadcast for violating isolation protocols and attempting to “cast a dark shadow” on the employees at isolation facilities.
    “I want to stress that this is not the normal standard of service delivery at that institution or at any of our isolation facilities, and so it is regrettable what happened, but it was a matter that was out of our control at that time. But, I want to remind us all, we are in a pandemic,” Bostic said during a press conference on Monday evening.
    “We are fighting a war against COVID and when you’re fighting a war, there are things that will not be perfectly instituted.
    Those on the ground will have to make decisions based on what is happening at a particular point in time,” the minister added.
    Adamant that the issues were more of a social nature than directly linked to public health, the Lieutenant Colonel revealed that as early as Tuesday he would be meeting with the relevant authorities.
    “This is a meeting we are going to have tomorrow to see if we can come up with a plan to deal with that, because with the greatest will in the world, there is no way that we can anticipate how many people are going to be turning up at a facility that are not positive and this is really the reality that we were faced with a couple days ago,” he said.
    The viral video, which made the rounds over the weekend, captured new admissions at the Staple Grove, Christ Church facility lying on the bare concrete floor. Numerous children were also seen in the video along with bags, presumably carrying the clients’ belongings and standing fans.
    “We got to be lying down on the ground,” the upset female patient complained.
    “If I don’t ask for chairs, look, this is what is happening. This is wa part we got to sleep, from since nine o’clock. You understand what I mean? This is not right,” she declared.
    After consulting with Isolation Facilities Manager Dr Corey Forde, Minister Bostic revealed that with cases surging, public health officials have been balancing the daily admissions with patients being discharged and increasing accommodation capacity based on the numbers.
    He explained that on the day in question, eight people were expected to arrive having tested positive for the virus. However, when they arrived, there were several children accompanying the patients who did not test positive for COVID-19 and were therefore not accounted for.
    “So that obviously presented a problem for the facility because there were only eight beds available in anticipation that they were only eight cases,” Bostic explained.
    “The families were approached and offered chairs for the children to sit on until the management of the facility was able to determine how to deal with that particular problem and they decided to lie on the ground and that is what we are seeing in the video.”
    Bostic revealed that he felt badly about the video and the demoralising effect that it has been having on the hardworking public health workers.
    “We are trying our very best to make sure that we do as best we can for everyone, but sometimes there are going to be challenges. Sometimes there are going to be delays in being able to process people. All of these things must be expected when you are in a war zone and we are in a COVID war zone,” the health minister concluded.
    (kareemsmith@barbadostoday.bb)

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  • What is your point? Many countries are struggling to manage Covid 19 care, even in your Rh state in the USA.

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  • There is a virus going around that is more deadly than a viral rightwing trope meme

    The simple truth is when you catch Covid you will be glad you took the vaccine or regret that you didn’t

    Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Chapter 65, Clever people

    click here for various translations

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  • DavidSeptember 28, 2021 5:26 AM

    What is your point? Many countries are struggling to manage Covid 19 care, even in your Rh state in the USA
    Xxxxxxxx
    Why are u so angry
    What I posted is the truth I saw the video but did not post it because it was heart wrenching
    Now instead of you responding with a sense of compassion for the people your comments expands on what is happening in other countries
    Truth be told those countries have many medical facilities and have struggled to fight the virus
    Now what happened in those countries should have been a lesson learned to these small.island countries in their preparedness to have facilities for families contracting the virus
    Instead what we have are govt and their officials unprepared and fighting with social media commentators who dare expose govt mistreatment of families because of limited space at isolation centres
    Govts were warned govts saw the devastation and limited spaces at hospitals in other international countries dealing with the virus
    However ..However govt choose the deadly path of exposing the population on the virus
    Now govt and people of your yardfowl ilk wants to strike back and point fingers at those who see a wrong and asking for swift and proper correction
    Alright for Mia to go the UN and talk about wrongs when wrongs on a cause for humanitarian level needs to be corrected here in her homeland at isolation centres

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  • The regional dashboard leads to one conclusion – we are not alone in the struggle.

    https://covid-19-situation-in-caricom-who.hub.arcgis.com/

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  • @ David September 28, 2021 4:35 AM

    The high death toll among the unvaccinated is starting to have an effect.

    But some like the ISO Taliban will still not get vaccinated.

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  • I have a relative who went to Lodge in the era when new boys were caught and placed in the Coffin and borne around the school by a few bullies as a form of initiation,

    My relative had a great aunt who routinely communed with the dead so the coffin did not bother him,

    He himself could as Bajans say “see deads”.

    But he decided instead of resisting he would tell the bullies stories of his trips to the moon and other far fetched places and of his experiences.

    This utterly fascinated the bullies and earned him their respect, perhaps even fear!!

    Every lunch time he would mount the steps and hold forth and his former persecutors would listen in rapt attention.

    He never told me if they put him in the coffin or not, but probably not.

    Another relative I had as a boy at St. Winifred’s used to be bullied and almost lost an eye.

    He is a gregarious individual and had plenty of friends there so collectively they organised a “defense” where the bully could not get near without himself being under threat.

    It helped that his cousin was nearly 6 foot at that age and heavily built so no more problems.

    The point is a person is blessed with innate intelligence which normally allows him/her a way out of difficult situations.

    I am sure there were some members of Grenville’s class who figured out ways and means of getting on with their own business during lunch.

    I won’t tell you stories from HC as I realise they may further destabilise the many fragile psyches here on BU.

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  • Last week, I took an antibody test to see whether I unknowingly had COVID-19. The test was negative, so I am still on the run. I follow the sanitary protocols, and they have worked. However, I feel that I am not only being chased by COVIOD-19, but you, the Vaxxed.

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    Here’s what you do Grenville.

    Seek out the hotspots in Barbados and link them to water distribution zones.

    If you see the link, raise hell.

    Your background as a CIVIL ENGINEER will tell you what is happening because you will understand the gravity fed water distribution system instinctively, long before any of the current politicians will,

    You can earn serious political points with your brain!!

    Imagine if you are able to solve the COVID problem in Barbados through your expertise.

    You realise the same principles will solve it worldwide.

    Use your innate intelligence and your contacts.

    I suspect the solution is easy, once you use your common sense!!

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  • Grenville

    You imagine a bunch of bullies are trying to make sensible people take a “vaccination” they know and admit was developed for the alpha strain against a different variant,

    …and worser,

    Just because they have taken it themselves and are suddenly realising they may have been nothing more than lab rats and don’t know what the long term consequences might be they want sensible people to run and be foolish like them.

    Do your due diligence.

    If you decide it is for you, take it, if you don’t wear your unvaccinated status proudly.

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  • … and never forget to laugh!!

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  • The increasing numbers at isolation facilities across the country are being compounded by accompanying minors who test negative for COVID, but are dependent on their infected relatives.
    According to Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic this is at the bottom of a “regrettable” video showing COVID-19 patients stretched out on the floor of the isolation facility at the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, with one person protesting the conditions there.

    It is also why the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs is now being called in to assist with the care of children and others who find themselves in the unfortunate situation.

    Nevertheless, Minister Bostic condemned the person behind the broadcast for violating isolation protocols and attempting to “cast a dark shadow” on the employees at isolation facilities.

    “I want to stress that this is not the normal standard of service delivery at that institution or at any of our isolation facilities, and so it is regrettable what happened, but it was a matter that was out of our control at that time. But, I want to remind us all, we are in a pandemic,” Bostic said during a press conference on Monday evening.

    “We are fighting a war against COVID and when you’re fighting a war, there are things that will not be perfectly instituted. Those on the ground will have to make decisions based on what is happening at a particular point in time,” the minister added.
    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/09/28/dependents-compounding-space-limitation-problem-at-isolation-centres/

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  • MR KNOX SIR
    RE Imagine if you are able to solve the COVID problem in Barbados through your expertise.
    JOHN THERE IS NOTHING THAT YOU OR GRENVILLE CAN DO OR SAY THAT WILL MAKE SENSE OR BE APPROVED BY THE BU SLIME AND SCUM
    IF YOUR HYPOTHESIS AND POSTULATES WERE THUS PROVEN USING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD IN THE APPROVED MANNER A WORSE FATE AWAITS YOU THAN ACCORDED TO NELSON.
    RE I suspect the solution is easy, once you use your common sense!!

    PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT THE TERM common sense IS A MISNOMER, AND A LOST COMMODITY IN BARBADOS AND ON BU. ITS NOW ICHABOD. THE SHEKINAH GLORY HAS LONG DEPARTED FROM BRIDGETOWN AND BARBADOS

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  • Dear Grenville and John:

    Why are pre-teen, and teen boys and men so violent and bullying? Why can’t they just leave others alone. Especially if those others are smaller, younger, weaker.

    I went to mixed elementary schools, and at 10 to an all girls school and I don’t recall the sort of things you write about. Where were the leaders at these schools? My school principals. one male, two female were very much in charge and would not have permitted that sort of behavior. Furthermore at my secondary school corporal punishment was not used.

    I don’t understand how adults paid to do a job could permit children to harm others.

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  • @GP September 28, 2021 8:17 AM “A WORSE FATE AWAITS YOU THAN ACCORDED TO NELSON.”

    Nelson was a war monger and he died as he deserved, the way warmongers are supposed to die. Stupssseee!!!! Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    He who lives by the sword will die by the sword. This is the word of God. Hallelujah!!!

    “Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” Matthew 26:52

    Amen.

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  • We should avoid falling into the divisive trap of looking at our society as if it was divided into the vaxxed and the unvaxxed. It isn’t. The overwhelming majority of people I’m in contact with, whether vaxxed or unvaxxed, accept that the choice to be vaccinated is one for each individual. There are those, with evil intent, who are trying to push this divisiveness and its being taken up and spread by their lapdogs. But I don’t think most Bajans go along with it. Apart from a small handfull of divisive extremists, I think as Bajans we should all be able to unite on the right of each individual to choose whether they are vaccinated or not and to oppose any coercive measures to force individuals to be vaccinated against their will. Particularly with vaccines which are very much still in their experimental stages and for which there is literally no medium to long term safety data.

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  • It is clear that if you are vaccinated you are less likely to contract COVID or spread it. If you are vaccinated and contract COVID the results in most cases are minimal. In jurisdictions that have higher rates of vaccination have lower death rates. Many of those who oppose vaccinations are only here because they were vaccinated against childhood diseases. If you choose not to be vaccinated then you choose the results of your decision. In the case of Mr Phillips, it is employment, that is his choice. Barbados is like it or not dependent in a large part on tourism if a large segment of the population refuses to vaccinate, this will impact that. It is the choice of the government not to mandate vaccination for its employees or those in the tourism industry.

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  • THE ONLY PLACE THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN OR READ WHERE SCRIPTURE TEXTS ARE TAKEN OUT OF THEIR CONTEXT CONSISTENTLY TO BLABBER, IS ON BU

    IF THAT WAS NOT SERIOUS IT WOULD BE HILARIOUS
    RE THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD

    THE SAME WORD OF GOD TEACHES –AND VERY IMPORTANTLY SO -IN 2 Timothy 2:15
    Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    NOTE THE WORDS …….RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH

    GOD IS GOOD….ONE CAN NOW LISTEN TO MANY U TUBES OF GOOD BIBLE
    EXPOSITORS

    AND THE INTERNET HAS GIVEN US A GREAT SITE WHERE ONE CAN READ MULITPLE PRESENTATIONS BY MEN WHO HAVE SPENT THEIR LIVES DOING JUST THAT

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  • @Tee White September 28, 2021 9:25 AM

    The problem is the small handful you speak of are in the decision making position.

    They know they are in a war but they have not realized the tactics and weapons they are using are obsolete and not working but are pushing the same tactics. An analogy would be World War 1 with the Calvary charge fighting tactics against the first wide-scale use of machine guns.

    Cases are spiking, have not leveled off yet and you are pursuing a vaccination everybody strategy doomed to failure as your primary solution. Reason being current vaccines take at least 6 weeks to reach maximum effect so even if we were able to vaccinate everyone today, we will not slow anything.

    We need to try early treatment using known drugs other doctors and countries have been using with some success and stop waiting for the perfect study proving the perfect solution. We have nothing to lose and lives to save.

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  • The authour fails to tell us why he has chosen not to be vaccinated. I find it ludicrous that many of those opposed to vaccinations may very well be here because they received vaccinations for childhood diseases. The evidence is there, vaccinations work, they lessen the chances of being infected or passing that infection and lessen the effects if you do become infected. In some countries, government employees and those who work in federally governed employment occupations have been mandated to vaccinate or lose their jobs. Mia has decided not to do so, she is of course taking a chance that the population will do so voluntarily. I hope she is right because the tourist industry which is a large part of the economy depends upon removing COVID as much as possible from society. Just as Grenville has learnt if you choose not to be vaccinated then be prepared to accept the consequences, this can be applied to Barbados as a whole!

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  • @bobmac48
    It is clear that if you are vaccinated you are less likely to contract COVID or spread it. If you are vaccinated and contract COVID the results in most cases are minimal.
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    Can you please share links to the scientific studies which show that the vaccine impacts virus transmission and makes you less likely to contract covid or spread it? Are you aware that none of the clinical trials for the vaccines even attempted to measure their impact on virus transmission and scientists are only now trying to figure out what, if any, impact the vaccines have on virus transmission? The extract below is taken from the FDA’s FAQs on the Pfizer vaccine:

    Q: If a person has received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will the vaccine protect against transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from individuals who are infected despite vaccination?

    A: Most vaccines that protect from viral illnesses also reduce transmission of the virus that causes the disease by those who are vaccinated. While it is hoped this will be the case, the scientific community does not yet know if the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine will reduce such transmission.

    https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions

    So maybe, it would be more accurate to say that at the moment scientists don’t yet know whether the vaccine will reduce transmission.

    With regard to reducing the chances of developing severe symptoms from infection, this was tested for in the clinical trials and current studies appear to support it. However, this danger applies to around at maximum 15% of those infected. Wouldn’t it make more sense to focus our protection on those in the at risk group, as has been normal practice for dealing with infectious respiratory diseases, rather than trying to vaccinate everybody and then threatening those who don’t want to comply?

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  • Unable to contribute.

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  • I see at least Sargeant has GP2s number!

    Another “hater”.

    Wuhlaus!

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  • Get enuff vaccines on shore to vaccinate all
    Then allow a period of time ( according to the rate of vaccinatiin) to pass
    After that buy more body bags and open up the country
    One way or the other We will reach herd immunity soon after

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  • The pass Two weeks is more than enuff ti show whi want ti understand

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  • @Tee White

    The issue for many is that we live in times where individuals are aware more aware of their rights and reserve that right to exercise same. Oftentimes it is not about the process the vaccine went through because the average Joe is mostly ignorant.

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  • @ BU Retired sickly Sweet Sunday Sermon lay preacher who got a spanking
    “NOTE THE WORDS …….RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH”

    You love warmongers folly and give them a free pass to ignore Christ’s teachings and preachings instructional lessons on how to go to heaven when they pass

    God is waiting for all you unvaccinated to die like a fly or mosquito or butterfly or bee or flower

    now here is a random bible teaching reaching good christians who are the peacemakers and children of God

    act of violence is in their hands.

    ISA 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

    ISA 59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

    ISA 59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.

    ISA 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we

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  • How many water samples has the Anti-Vax Troll John Knox tested for Covid

    I reckon it is in the region of
    none

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  • bobmac48September 28, 2021 10:20 AM

    The authour fails to tell us why he has chosen not to be vaccinated.

    You may read my open Letter to David Ellis. I am just waiting for an answer to my simple question.

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  • Vaccinated Michigan couple die minutes apart from COVID-19 while holding hands
    Misty Severi
    Tue, September 28, 2021, 10:52 AM

    A vaccinated Michigan couple died less than a minute apart Monday from a breakthrough case of COVID-19. The two were holding hands when they died.

    Cal Dunham, 59, and Linda Dunham, 66, started to feel sick during a family camping trip earlier this month but assumed it was a cold. Their daughter, Sarah Dunham, said her father warned her that the couple was not feeling well. The couple was hospitalized and placed on ventilators a few days later, according to a local Fox station.

    Doctors told Dunham on Sunday there was not much else they could do, and the couple would likely need to come off life-support the following day. When it came time to disconnect the couple on Monday, Cal was wheeled into Linda’s room, and the couple was reunited. Fox-17 reported that moments later, the couple held hands, and Cal died at 11:07 a.m. with Linda right behind him at 11:08 a.m.

    “[My father] called me before our family camping trip and said he wasn’t feeling good, but he thinks it’s just like sinus, and [Linda] caught it, and she’s like, ‘He gave me his cold,’” Dunham told the local outlet. “The third day, they woke me up and said, ‘We’ve got to go because we don’t feel well.’ So I packed them all up, and they left.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/vaccinated-michigan-couple-die-minutes-145200142.html

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  • I wonder, do they still teach statistics at primary school?

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  • Cuhdear BajanSeptember 28, 2021 8:47 AM

    Dear Grenville and John:

    Why are pre-teen, and teen boys and men so violent and bullying? Why can’t they just leave others alone. Especially if those others are smaller, younger, weaker.

    I went to mixed elementary schools, and at 10 to an all girls school and I don’t recall the sort of things you write about. Where were the leaders at these schools? My school principals. one male, two female were very much in charge and would not have permitted that sort of behavior. Furthermore at my secondary school corporal punishment was not used.

    I don’t understand how adults paid to do a job could permit children to harm others.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Atleast the girls fight honourably!!

    https://www.nationnews.com/2015/05/14/awright-den-schoolgirl-fight/

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  • ON MONDAY NIGHT, I watched a video of two senior secondary schoolgirls fighting and though it was painful to watch, I was not at all shocked.

    The video didn’t reveal what provoked the incident as it started while the girls were fighting. One girl pulverised the other, forcing the one receiving the blows to cover her head and face. It was clear that the girl on the ground had surrendered and was no longer interested in fighting. The other girl backed off and then decided to stamp and mash the girl across her body.

    All this time numerous students were cheering on the girl who was doing the beating, telling her to “buss she head”. The girl lay motionless on the ground as another girl grabbed her by the hand and pulled her up into a seated position. At this point the crowd of students erupted in laughter at the girl who was beaten.

    The other girl returned to continue the blows while the girl on the ground just sat and took the blows to the head.

    A male voice could be heard telling the ‘aggressor’ to “beat she some more”. At this point the girl picked up what looked like a piece of PVC pipe and hit the other with it, which forced her to try to defend herself. A single male came and parted the girls.

    Many thoughts and emotions ran through me as I watched and analysed the video. The cheering and expletives were indeed disappointing, but what was most disturbing was that not one single student saw it necessary to part the fight/beating or not allow it to start or restart. The students enjoyed what was going on and this reveals a growing problem within the psyche of our youth.

    When I was at Foundation School, principal Major Hugh Barker had a rule that any student caught running to, instigating or encouraging a fight received the same punishment as those involved in it. I can’t say I know anyone who was a victim of that rule, but I made sure I wasn’t. Also, if my mother knew I ran to or encourageda fight or was involved in one at school, that would have been the end of me. It is my belief that all those students present should be equally punished with those involved in the fight.

    Many secondary schools have a rule for dealing with fights that I do not agree with. Once there is a fight, generally all those involved are dealt with the same way, even if one was just defending oneself. Fights should be avoided but if people need to defend themselves, they shouldn’t be punished for it.

    Some people may be surprised when I say this, but the behaviour displayed in the video is common in some schools and, as a result, many teachers aren’t shocked by this video. There are some teachers who deal with this type of behaviour daily and weekly. For those who are asking, it is my understanding that it isn’t the role of a teacher to part fights and many teachers are objecting to even attempting to part fights since some have been knocked out, had their clothing damaged, been seriously injured and even hit with a concrete block, all at their expense.

    Regulation 23 of the Duties Of The Teacher, obtained from the Education Regulation 1982, states that a teacher in a public school shall, subject to the act and these regulations, (f) maintain proper order and discipline among the pupils under his care; and (h) assist in promoting the welfare and well-being of the pupils and fostering their social and moral development.

    This should raise serious concerns for any parent. Who then is responsible for parting a fight? Is your child to be beaten until the fight stops? Honestly, some of the security guards at our schools look so shaky, untrained and unfit that I have little faith in their abilities.

    Don’t believe the lies; all schools aren’t the same. I can tell you that there are some where this level of violence would not occur. I taught at a school for a full year and there wasn’t one report of theft, a fight or an altercation.

    I’ll let you ponder which school that was.

    • Corey Worrell, a former Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, is director of C2J Foundation Inc., a project-based NGO focusing on social development. Email coreyworrell@gmail.com.

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  • Especially what are outliers.

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  • Difficult Conversations are when people speak in a different language

    Qué Maldición
    (Remix)

    Spanish – detected
    translate to English

    What a Damn
    (Remix)

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  • Grenville

    You have an opportunity to go in and kill this foolishness.

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  • Flooding in Paynes bay.

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  • Grenville

    I’ll get there too but you have an easier way!!

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  • Side note
    @🐇1:57
    I saw a video with a young man slapping an older man’s head for fun.

    I am determined to return to one of the islands in 2022, The abuse that you described made me even more determined to get a registered gun when I get there.

    Too old to get licks.

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  • Just last night I was watching a young kid full of determination to beat a man who could be his grandfather or older.

    Older heads were telling the young man
    “This could be your grandfather”
    “Give the elder some respect”

    But the lad would not listen and beat the old guy, but when the young man turned his head someone gave the young man a sucker punch and knocked him out for a few seconds.

    If they cannot teach their kids respect and to leave the elderly alone… they will end up burying them…

    They better figure out that mad Americans exist in the same way mad English returnees exist.

    What is funny is that I do not think it necessary to have a gun here. Go figure

    🐇, Without intending to, you have stirred me up.

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  • @ TheOGazerts,

    You could also get a couple dogs. If you can afford to retire in the islands you can afford security. lol

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  • Hold on, I’m coming..
    On this matter (only), I am far to the right

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  • RE I read through his stream of consciousness and observe that he hasn’t taken the vaccine, but he doesn’t articulate why he has chosen not to take the jab, so I am led to conclude as Kareem Abdul Jabbar writes that he is among those who choose to be “voluntary ignorant”

    BIG NONSECQUITUR BY THE ST DAVID’S JACK ASS
    WHY DOES ANYONE HAVE TO “‘ÄRTICULATE'””WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE TAKEN THE VACCINE?

    ONLY A JACKASS CONCLUDES THAT BECAUSE A PERSON DOES NOT “‘ÄRTICULATE'””WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE TAKEN THE VACCINE THAT THAT PERSON IS IGNORANT IN ANY WAY, SINCE THERE IS NO ASSOCIATION WITH IGNORANCE AND TAKING OR NOT TKING A VACCINE

    RE Recently BU “David” wrote that David Ellis is unable to reach the “boys on the block”, I have news for BU “David” he won’t reach some who think that they are smarter than everyone, who flaunt their educational achievement and who believe their research skills are second to none but the only studies that they have any respect for are those that coincides with their beliefs.

    JACKASS THE ONE THAT YOU SAY THAT THINKS THAT THEY ARE smarter than everyone, IS ACTUALLY SMARTER THAN YOU, UH LIE? YA DUMMY

    THE ONE THAT YOU SAY THAT flaunt their educational achievement HAS A RIGHT TO DO SO, DUMMY, DONT YOU FLAUNT YOUR IGNORANCE? WHICH IS BETTER? YOUR IGNORANCE OR HIS educational achievement? IS HE TO BLAME BECAUSE YOU WASTED YOUR TIME AT BFS AS I DID AT HC?

    THE ONE THAT YOU SAY THAT believe their research skills are second to none HAS AT LEAST INDICATED THAT THEY HAVE RESEARCH SKILLS AND AT LEAST SHOWN THAT THEY AT LEAST HAVE AN ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE SCIENTIFIC METTHOD. THAT IS BETTER THAN SLIMEY PULL DOWN SCUM LIKE YOU WHO ONLY CUT AND PASTE FROM INFO THAT YOU CLEARLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND. UH LIE?

    JACKASS THE ONE THAT YOU SAY THAT ONLY HAS any respect for REPORTS that coincides with their beliefs HAS ACTUALLY BROUGHT REPORTS THAT ACCORDS WELL WITH REPORTS REPORTED IN SEVERAL PLACES BY RENOWNED SCIENTISTS INDICATING THAT THE MAN WHOSE ABILITY THAT YOU SCORN IN YOUR ABUNDANT IGNORANCE, DOES HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT IS THAT HE HAS REPORTED.

    BUT I THANK YOU FOR THE MIRTH YOU HAVE PROVIDED THIS AFTERNOON ON MY LOOKING IN ON BU ACTIVITY.

    YOU MAY NOW CONTINUE YOU TO BRAY AS YOU SHOW THAT YOU ARE AKIN TO, BUT EVEN LESS COMPETENT IN YOUR REASONIING , LOGIC AND CEREBRATION THAN EVEN BALLAM’S ASS THAT SPOKE AS RECORDED IN THE INCIDENT IN NUMBERS.

    I SALUTE YOU, HOWEVER, YOU HAVE INDEED EARNED YOUR RANK AMONGST THOSE OF YOUR ILK AND CLASS. MAY I REMIND YOU THAT THE MAN YOU SOUGHT TO MOCK WAS TOP OF HIS CLASS TOO—HE WON THE COVETED AWARD NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE.

    BUT YOU, AS IT IS WRITTEN, IN TRYING TO INDICATE THAT YOU ARE WISE, YOU HAVE SHOWN CONCLUSIVELY THAT YOU ARE REALLY JUST A FOOL.

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  • @Hants
    My wife wants to go home. She has never wanted to be here, but she stayed here with me.

    Running back to the islands is not my first choice, but it’s my turn to compromise.

    When that skunk was in the office, it was an easier decision, but now I am going back to … I rather be ….

    My only delight is the thought of hooking up with a vaccine procurer

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  • Oh! Oh!
    I have returned to a state of peace.
    Don’t come hunting …
    My ‘gun’ still has in a few bullets

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  • If you have gangs you will have gang children. Gang members do procreate.

    I sent my son to serious martial arts classes from the age of six in preparation for these violent children.

    Best money I ever spent! They soon realised their mistake.

    And if any teacher or principal had punished my child for defending himself they would not have been happy with the outcome.

    Luckily, the principals and teachers at Deighton Griffith were all smarter than that.

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  • https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/28/gen-mckenzie-testimony-contradicts-bidens-claim-no-one-recommended-keeping-2500-troops-in-afghanistan-1141228/?utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_source=Get+Response&utm_term=EMAIL&utm_content=Newsletter&utm_campaign=bizpac

    DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN A CERTAIN CREW MOCKED AND SCOFFED ABOUT AMERICAN LEADERSHIP AND POLITICS ? HOW IS IT THAT NO ONE HEARS THEM MOCKING AND SCOFFING RECENTLY ABOUT AMERICAN LEADERSHIP AND POLITICS ? ARE THEY NOW DEAF AND DUMB AND BLIND OR JUST PLAIN HYPOCRITICAL? I ASKING FOR SOME FRIENDS. THANK YOU.

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  • Pfizer CEO says yearly booster is ‘most likely scenario’ for COVID vaccine
    By
    Staff Writers
    on
    September 28, 2021

    Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla said during an ABC “This Week” interview on Sunday that the most likely scenario to stop the spread of COVID-19 will be an annual “revaccination.”

    “I think the answer is to give both boosters and doses to other people. This is why we have invested so hard and pushed our scientists and engineers to work so hard to produce enough doses for all,” Bourla said.

    “Moderna’s CEO said that the pandemic is on course to be over in about a year. Do you agree with that?” Stephanopoulos asked.

    “I agree that within a year, I think we will be able to come back to normal life. I don’t think that this means that variants will not continue coming. I don’t think that this means that we should be able to live our lives without having vaccinations basically, but that again remains to be seen,” Bourla replied.

    “The most likely scenario for me, it is because the virus has spread all over the world, that we will continue seeing new variants that are coming out, and also we will have vaccines that will last at least a year. I think the most likely scenario is annual revaccinations, but we need to wait and see the data,” Bourla added.

    The news follows the FDA turning down recommendations for a third booster shot for most Americans.

    The report also comes as a concern to many Americans who see COVID-19 as a never-ending issue, as well as concerns regarding a vaccine that is taken repeatedly.

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  • In my stream of consciousness, you may not need a vaccination or a booster!!

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  • FRIENDS BAJANS COUNTRYMEN
    WILL YOU PRAY THAT THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP OF BIMSHIRE WILL HAVE MORE SENSE THAN THE LEADERSHIP OF THE IMPLODING EMPIRE IN WHICH I RESIDE

    WHAT IF MIA SHOULD START ALLOWING UN VACCINATED ILLEGAL RESIDENTS INTO BIM AND THEN BUSSING THEM TO RESIDE IN COMMUNITIES IN ST PHILIP AND ST PETER OR ST DAVID’S

    ID cards show Haitian migrants were Chilean refugees
    By Staff Writers on
    September 27, 2021

    Several of the Haitian migrants who stayed under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, held refugee status in Chile according to abandoned ID cards.

    “Chilean ID’s littered all over on the Mexican side in Ciudad Acuna. The majority of the Haitian migrants have been living in Chile for years and have even been given refugee status,” Jorge Ventura tweeted.
    It is unclear how many of the migrants were refugees in Chile, though images have surfaced of at least several IDs.

    “Under U.S. immigration law, individuals are not eligible for refugee status if they are ‘firmly resettled in a third country.’ Large numbers of Haitian migrants are likely ineligible for refugee status in the U.S. because they already received refugee status in Chile,” the Daily Caller reported.

    More than 15,000 migrants were reported in Del Rio at the camp’s peak. The Biden administration claimed it was deporting migrants back to Haiti, but fewer than 2,000 were reported deported.

    It is unclear where the remaining migrants are being settled, though most were covered in Biden’s catch and release process, given notice to appear within 60 days and then released.

    The scene revealed how Biden’s open border policies have led to many people seeking to cross the border and how little is being done to deport those who actually do cross.

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  • The doctor was apoplectic about me not being vaccinated.

    I decided when the vaccinations started to give it a year and use the time figuring out from the empirical evidence available what the best solution was.

    No way I am ever going to be any microbiologist at this stage of the game but having made a life of solving problems I decided to give this a go using my tried and tested principles.

    So we, (the doctor and I) parted company agreeing to disagree.

    He has done what he believed to be right and given me his best advice.

    It is at me now!!

    Come early next year I will review my position.

    So I got 3-4 months to get the GOB around to my way of thinking and convince the doctor there is a better way!!

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  • GP

    They are members of CARICOM and entitled to move freely within CARICOM …. right?????.

    They obviously decided Chile was better than the real Sht Hole countries in CARICOM and when America opened up they could not believe their eyes and left the Sht Hole country of Chile!!

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  • NOW THIS WOMAN SOUND LIKE CERTAIN WOMEN WHO POST ON BU LOL LOL

    Jen Psaki: It’s “unfair and absurd” that companies would increase costs for consumers in response to us taxing them more. MURDER

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  • A mathematics thought experiment for Barbados & Worldwide

    Slowly but surely the trends are showing

    number of unvaccinated is becoming a smaller minority
    +
    number of Covid deaths for unvaccinated is becoming a larger majority

    Covid will soon become an unvaccinated pandemic

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  • Grasshopper

    Like the Haitians, you are entitled to move freely in CARICOM too!!

    You better move quick before we get the 80,000 new citizens.

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  • The 80,000 could be the Haiti Thousand, … or heighty thousand in Jamaican lingo.

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  • JOHN
    RE They are members of CARICOM and entitled to move freely within CARICOM …. right?????.
    IN THEORY YES. I ACTUALLY HAVE A CERTIFICATE THAT STATES THAT I CAN DO SO
    BUT IN PRACTICE ?????NOT SO SURE LOL

    I MET WITH AN OFFICIAL IN A COUNTRY WHO HAD “”INFLUENCE””” OVER THE COUNTRY’S POLICE FORCE, PRISON SERVICE, FIRE SERVICE & DEFENCE FORCE………EVEN THOUGH HE HAD NOT EVER BEEN A POLICEMAN, A PRISON OFFICER, A FIREMAN OR A SOLDIER. HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY HAVING AT ONE TIME OR THE OTHER HAVING ACTING POSTS IN ALL OF THESE INSTITUTIONS IN BIM

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  • “Grasshopper
    You better move quick before we get the 80,000 new citizens.”

    What is the breakdown of the 80,000.
    If we have covid in the water in a water scarce country, 80,000 will doom us.

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  • Nothing here to sneezed at
    217 recorded positive cases today

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  • Permit the blogmaster to interrupt the bromance.

    —————————

    New York’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers leads to suspension of hundreds of holdouts

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/us/ny-health-care-vaccine-mandate/index.html

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  • “following the death of a 63-year-old Barbadian man on Monday at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. He was unvaccinated.” (Barbados Today)

    How many more people have to go before the ISO Taliban stops his postings? Is the no-vax-conspiracy also part of ISO, or is this a special Taliban-ISO 666?

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  • Mottley says enough is enough

    Speaking on Saturday, September 25, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that the way the statistics are packaged or disseminated or both may very well soon have to change as a means of helping Bajans cope.

    “I think we should change the structure of our dashboard. I think that daily thing in people’s head is a down presser when in truth and in fact, we need to be able to recognise and celebrate the fact of how far we have come.”
    Xxccccc
    Here again the truth and transparency is being trampled on by Mia Mottley

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  • @ angela cox September 28, 2021 6:03 PM

    Our Most Honourable Prime Minister is just doing the right thing. There should be two dashboards: One for the troubling, rioting no-vaxxers and one for our decent population and noble businessmen.

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  • angela coxSeptember 28, 2021 5:34 PM

    Nothing here to sneezed at
    217 recorded positive cases today

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Where?

    Southern corridor again?

    How many times we got to go through this crap?

    If the dashboard is to change draw a map with the distribution zones and place the cases in the relevant zones.

    How hard is that?

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  • Speaking on Saturday, September 25, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that the way the statistics are packaged or disseminated or both may very well soon have to change as a means of helping Bajans cope.

    “I think we should change the structure of our dashboard. I think that daily thing in people’s head is a down presser when in truth and in fact, we need to be able to recognise and celebrate the fact of how far we have come.”
    Xxxxxxx
    Your most Hon trying to control the way news is disseminated
    Xxxxccccc
    Mottley do you have statistics to support your mouthings
    Can’t just throw around your idea as facts
    The people know when they had enough and would stop reading
    As David BU tell his readers
    Scroll on by
    May be David can articulate his idea and send it to you

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  • TheOGazertsSeptember 28, 2021 5:21 PM

    “Grasshopper
    You better move quick before we get the 80,000 new citizens.”

    What is the breakdown of the 80,000.
    If we have covid in the water in a water scarce country, 80,000 will doom us.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yup!!!

    Delusions of grandeur.

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  • John

    Where?

    Southern corridor again?

    How many times we got to go through this crap?

    If the dashboard is to change draw a map with the distribution zones and place the cases in the relevant zones.

    How hard is that
    Cccccc
    Not gonna happen
    Mia thinks that the continuation of the numbers is problematic
    Can’t see how she would allow a map pin pointing specific area being hard hit

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  • DavidSeptember 28, 2021 5:36 PM

    Permit the blogmaster to interrupt the bromance.

    —————————

    New York’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers leads to suspension of hundreds of holdouts

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/28/us/ny-health-care-vaccine-mandate/index.html

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Suspension is not the problem, resignation is!!

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  • .. getting worser!!

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  • Then there is Norway!!!

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  • JohnSeptember 28, 2021 6:37 PM

    TheOGazertsSeptember 28, 2021 5:21 PM

    “Grasshopper
    You better move quick before we get the 80,000 new citizens.”

    What is the breakdown of the 80,000.
    If we have covid in the water in a water scarce country, 80,000 will doom us.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yup!!!

    Delusions of grandeur.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    But here’s the silver lining!!

    Its only in less than 20% of the water.

    Pareto analysis applies.

    We can solve the problem by solving only 20%!!

    …. and it is doable!!

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  • David,

    You have here a certified looney bin. Unfortunately, its inmates are not nearly as entertaining as Chief Looney Trump.

    There is no laughter in between the tears.

    Very boring!

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  • Meanwhile in Taiwan, zero LOCAL cases are being reported.

    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4297834

    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Sept. 26) announced zero local COVID-19 cases and eight imported ones, marking the second consecutive day of zero local cases.

    The center said the eight new imported cases include two males and six females between the ages of 10 and 50.

    Between Sept. 2 and 24, six of them arrived from Myanmar, one from the United Arab Emirates, and another from Indonesia. All had tested negative for the disease within three days of their departure.

    No new deaths were reported on Sunday.

    Taiwan has so far reported 16,189 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 841 people in the country have succumbed to the disease.

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  • Here’s what just happened in Taiwan over 3 months.

    Cases went out of control and were then put back in control.

    It is doable here too!!

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  • Just got to know what you are doing.

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  • Some union leaders, some so-called QCs and members of the opposition encourage the naive black masses to stay away from the vaccination centers.

    How long does government allow these so-called blue elitists to commit a Corona-Holocaust against the black masses? How more unvaccinated have to die before the DPP locks up said villains? How much more does it take government to abolish the DLP?

    Wake up and take back our country!

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  • @GP September 28, 2021 9:47 AM “…ONE CAN NOW LISTEN TO MANY U TUBES OF GOOD BIBLE EXPOSITORS…WHERE ONE CAN READ MULITPLE PRESENTATIONS BY MEN .”

    They are good Bible expositors because GP says so?

    Are they any presentations by women?

    Axin’ fah a friend.

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  • @Critical Analyzer September 28, 2021 10:02 AM “you are pursuing a vaccination everybody strategy doomed to failure as your primary solution. We need to try early treatment using known drugs other doctors and countries have been using with some success and stop waiting for the perfect study proving the perfect solution.”

    But you want a strategy of anti-parisitic drugs, while you wait for a perfect vaccine to be introduced.

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  • @Tee White September 28, 2021 10:43 AM ” Wouldn’t it make more sense to focus our protection on those in the at risk group?”

    And is the “at risk’ group determined? And since the pandemic started have there been any changes to those considered “at risk”

    We lost a 51 year old father of a teen boy last week. We lost a 47 year old woman this week? The lost of a parent is DEVASTING for a child. NOBODY can refute this.

    A young friend of mine lost 2 Caribbean friends this month. Both were well educated professionals under the age of 40. One left multiple children behind, including a new born.

    The truth is if those formerly considered at risk, that is the elderly and those with comorbidities have mostly been vaccinated or have already died, then the viruses will move to younger people, and when they have finished with the 30 somethings, then they will move to the 20 somethings, and when they are finished with the 20 somethings, those viruses won’t lay down and play dead, they it will move to our children and our grandchildren.

    Perhaps they already have. If vaccine acceptance is not stepped up, then before Christmas we will be burying or cremating multiple of our children and grandchildren.

    I say so.

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  • Believe me if wunna think that the loss of a job, a mortgage, a car is hard. Wait till some of we suffer the loss of a child or grandchild.

    Wait until we suffer the lost of our adult children and then find ourselves in our 60’s and 70’s struggling to raise multiple orphaned grandchildren.

    Try those things for difficulty.

    It has never been about the tourist industry.

    It has always been about saving lives, especially the lives of our productive young adults, or the lives of our grandchildren.

    If Granville’s wife should died of Covid, if his adult children die of Covid and leave him with multiple grandchildren to raise almost certainly he would be singing a completely different tune.

    But other men have lost their wives. Other people’s children have lost their parents.

    Where is our compassion?

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  • We want solutions, not necessary SOLUTIONS the party, but real honest to God solutions.

    Right now all we are seeing is a never ending story with the same narrative, over and over again.

    Look at Grenada.

    Hopefully it has turned the corner but only time will tell.

    Compare however the shape with Taiwan from above.

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  • Look at Dominica, threatening to turn the corner.

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  • Whatever we are doing here is not ending the story and it needs to end.

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  • Disgusting Lies & Propaganda TV

    Critical AnalyzerSeptember 28, 2021 10:02 AM

    “Cases are spiking, have not leveled off yet and you are pursuing a vaccination everybody strategy doomed to failure as your primary solution. Reason being current vaccines take at least 6 weeks to reach maximum effect so even if we were able to vaccinate everyone today, we will not slow anything.”

    “We need to try early treatment using known drugs other doctors and countries have been using with some success and stop waiting for the perfect study proving the perfect solution. We have nothing to lose and lives to save.”

    If you think that taking any drug once a day that is eliminated by the liver and kidneys daily is better that taking a two dose vaccine that leads to a minimum 6 months long acquired immunity then you are a COVIDIOT of the HIGHEST ORDER. It is good that Big Pharma, CDC, FDA etc. has figured this out and not run by jackasses like you.
    . It is not that drugs can never work it is that viable vaccines are far better. Using HIV as an example a viable vaccine has not been found so drugs were resorted to. AZT was the first viable one but had significant side effects. It took a few more decades to find “safer” drugs WHICH TOOK SPECIFIC CLINICAL TRIALS TO BE APPROVED

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  • Cases are spiking among the unvaccinated not the vaccinated. The full effect does take 6 weeks but does offer some protection while achieving full protection. I agree why would you take some drug that has had no clinical trials or in fact, have proven to be ineffective and in some cases harmful. Grenville is playing the devil’s advocate, however in doing so he is jeopardizing the health and possible life of his fellow citizens. Vaccines save lives, it has been proven that it slows and mitigates the results of contracting COVID. Barbadians are vaccine reluctant and by questioning vaccination with spurious theories you are causing more ill than good!

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