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In Public Announcements Of The Percentage Of Vaxxed People Of A State.....

I've seen many times where a percentage will be given with a comment that this percentage represents those people that have at least received 1 vaccination shot.

My question is: Are these one timers those that have received only one shot and don't intend to get their second shot?


Are these people that are just in that two week window and are readying to receive their second shot when they made it to two weeks?

This to me seems critical to know.

If a person only got one shot and never comes back for their second shot - do we know what their reasoning is? Did they have a bad experience with the first shot? Do they think they can get by with only one of the two shots? Why? I want to know why they didn't come back for their second of two shots.

Does anyone follow-up with these one shot people to get them to return for the second.

The reason I'm asking because I've seen some reported numbers over time - under the 70% threshold of a State - and the percentage never seems to make it to 70%.

Example: Lets say it's reported that "X" State is at 66% vaccinated people that have at least one shot. A month later the State vaccinated number is reported and it is still in the high 60's and never reaching the 70% threshold number. Again reported that this percentage is of people that have had at least one shot.

Now I know these States are continuing to vaccinate people and that there will always be people waiting on their second shot - But - why don't we ever achieve that 70% threshold number?

It would be great if the reported number was those people that are completely vaccinated in a State vs those vaccinated with at least one shot.

What am I missing here?

Does It Make A Difference (DIMAD).....

I'm going to use this 5 word statement in those posts I see here on DU - where fellow DUers point fingers at all those illegal and underhanded things that the Repugs do - that we think they should be held accountable for.

The problem with all those accusations and plots we expose of theirs - never amount to getting them in any trouble. They just go ahead and do as they please and turn their nose up to the laws - because they know that no one will ever hold them accountable.

So when somebody tells me that a Repug lawyer or House Member or Senator or TFG's cronies does something that is contrary to the law and they should be held accountable for. I'm just going to post - Does It Make A Difference (DIMAD)?

Meaning - thanks for exposing that - but nothing will happen to them. DIMAD? No. They'll get away with it because that is what they do.

They push the illegal angle anyway they can and throw caution to the wind. If their well placed judges don't let them off on some technicality a Repug president will just pardon them anyway. Or they'll attempt to change history and tell us what we see is not what we see and they will make of a story on how these lawbreakers are patriots.

Here's a good example of the type of post I'm talking about:

Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers' Voting Machine Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows

Nice that they knew the voting machines claims were baseless. These claims of voter fraud and cheating were made anyway. And I say DIMAD that we know that now.

No - because that is all water under the bridge now. They took their shot. It didn't work. So they moved on to some other way to make trouble.

How Did The Haitians Get To The Border?.....

Isn't Haiti an island? How were they transported to the border? Who got them there?

What Would Manchin & Sinema Say If They Were Asked These Questions.....

How would you feel if the Repugs won back control of the House, Senate & Presidency - any or all of these - in 2022 & 2024?

Do you seriously think you'd be in a better situation than you are today with the Dems in control?

Would you really want to see Tr**p back as president?

I really wish somebody would ask them these questions.

We Have An Accountablity Problem.....

We have politicians and people all over the country - openly and flagrantly - breaking the law - and we are failing to hold them accountable.

This lack of accountability for their breaking of the laws just contributes to other potential law breakers to go ahead and do it - because they feel they will never be held responsible.

It's no wonder why so many Americans are despondent, disillusioned and disgusted with whats happening right under our noses

Until these law breakers are held accountable and made to pay for their crimes - we will continue to watch our country and democracy slip away from us.

We know who these people are that are breaking the laws. But they always seem to have some wiggle room because of our legal system - that makes it difficult to hold them accountable.

Those same people - and again - you know who they are - seem to manipulate the system to keep themselves out of jail. Some loophole. Money to keep the whole thing in the courts. A friendly judge. etc, etc, etc.

We need to start holding these people accountable. They need to realize that anytime they break the law that they are at risk. They have to watch that others are being held accountable - so they get can be sufficiently afraid that they may wind up in jail.

I Just Want To Take A Minute Here To Thank Bernie Sanders.....

He has (in my opinion) broken through with respect to "the rich and the corporations need to pay their fair share".

That was his message right from the start when he reached national prominence.

At first - people looked at him as an old guy that kept repeating the same thing about the rich and their lack of contributing to the success of this country.

Now finally - after many years - Bernie's message has broken through to the main stream and it is being repeated by most Dem notables, the main stream media talking heads and the people are finally getting the message.

Joe Biden is now taking that message to the People and it is resonating.

I'm looking forward to us evening the playing field - and real soon - where the top 1% and the corporations have to step up and begin paying their fair share.

In my opinion - we have Bernie Sanders to thank for that and we have to thank him for being persistent over these years for continuing delivering the same message and finally having hit heard.

Thank you Bernie!!!!!

Has Anyone Heard Of A Website Called "Nextdoor".....

I received a letter the other day that appeared to come from a neighbor. It was an invite to join 'nextdoor.com' (don't click on this). I liked the idea that it included me in a forum with my neighbors in my school district - so I visited the site and entered the password it provided in the letter. The response was that I didn't have the correct password - so I couldn't join. The name on the letter turned out to be a lady around the block from where I live - but no contact info. I went to the internet. Googled her name. Got her address and two telephone numbers. Called. One was disconnected and the other only provided a constant static. So in my next walk around the block - I left a note in this ladies mailbox requesting a more current password. A day later I had a message on my phone where this lady called me and said she dropped out of nextdoor.

I was talking with a friend on the other side of town - telling her of my experience and she went to her table - where she pulled out the exact same letter (type face/font/message, etc0 as the letter I received - only hers was customized for the community around her house. She said - she felt it was a scam. She looked at the postmark on the envelope and it was from a zipcode in California. We're both in Illinois.

When I came home I pulled out my letter and compared them and they were exactly the same; same postmark and message - only both were customized to the neighborhood that surrounded our house. I must confess - she was more suspicious than I and she looked at the postmark, etc.

Anyway - now I'm wondering why somebody completely on the west coast would go through all the trouble customizing these letters and sending them out. What's the scam here? Is it a scam? Is this legitimate?

So I'm posting this here to see if anyone else on DU has received a similar letter and is either participating in nextdoor or if they were taken advantage of. I'm curious - as to where in the country you might be located. Again - we received these letters here in Illinois and they were mailed out - not by one of our neighbors - but came from someone in California - that did a lot of research to ID our neighborhoods, including names of real neighbors - that they included in these letters.

What's the deal?

There's One Other Thing Biden Could Do To Get People Vaccinated.....

Have airline travelers be required to be vaccinated if they want to fly.

Let the TSA enforce that. We can't have guns, knifes, box cutters or any other device that can be a weapon. We can only have small amounts of liquid. Can't have bottled water. I'm sure that they have the power of the federal government to require all airline passengers be vaccinated.

Right now people are flying all around the country and spreading the 'delta variant'. Think of Floridians flying all over the country and spreading this virus.

I'm thinking that Biden has the power to order that.

"t's Not Hard To Lie To Someone That Wants To Believe".........

We watched and enjoyed the movie Peter Rabbit 2 over the holiday weekend.

My thread title is a direct quote from that movie.

Can you guess what went through my mind when I heard that?

When The Red States Pass These Draconian Voting Laws They Always Say They Do It Because Of Cheating.

yet they have no real data to back that up - they just use cheating as an excuse because it works for them

Well - let's define 'cheating'. Denying peoples rights to vote - is cheating.

Gerrymandering to alter the district to one's advantage - is cheating.

Those are two of the things the Repugs are doing in these Red States. They say they are voting these new voter laws in because of cheating and to prevent cheating - yet - the very things they are doing in these new laws - is really cheating.

They are getting away with it right under our noses.

We need to define what they are doing as cheating.

Don't let them try and pass the blame on the Dems.
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