r/byebyejob 7d ago

Awwwww. The Navy would have vaxxed him. I'll never financially recover from this

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u/demigirltushka 7d ago

On my military vaccination record, a good half of them list the lot number as "Unknown," literally no flipping clue what or where they came from.

In for 20 and deployed to SWA, you know you *have* to get vaccinated for several things.

Not to mention inprocessing is literally walking down a line of medical providers jabbing you with a bunch of needles.

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u/ScarecrowPlayboy 7d ago

Yep, walked down a line with foot print marks and told to stand on them. A person on each side of you jabs you then you move up to the next jab station.

Six shots in about 1 minute.

Deploying? You need even more shots. Going on vacation to a foreign country. More shots.

Now suddenly one shot is a huge issue. You have to be a dumbest of dumb fucking sheep to be scared of this vaccine.

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u/WurthWhile 7d ago

Buddy of mine asked once what a shot was before they gave it to him. One of the people told him "I'll tell you what it's not, a court martial" that's the only answer he got.

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u/Relevant_Link_ 7d ago edited 5d ago

One shot that has been worked on and developed for the better part of 30 years. The people who studied and worked on mRNA didn't just come up with this shit overnight...

Edit - Damn, Reddit is really chock-full of chucklefucks...

Here's a collection of my favorite replies:

"That women was a card carrying member of the communist party in Hungary."

Narrator - "She Wasn't"

"All of the test animals died...ALL!"

Narrator - "No they didn't."

"It was developed in 12 months and had a mortality rate many times higher than COVID."

Narrator - "The world watched as millions died from the vaccine."

"all these fake mass shootings ie: sandy hook is the only confirmed, and admitted fake ("training excercise"), but you can imagine how many they didn't get caught faking."

Narrator - "WTF is wrong with America..."

Edit 2 - This is easily the best one

Narrator can't look at microscopic images of exploded blood cells from the experimental shot or see the data on deaths caused worldwide even with an Airline closed down by blood clot dead pilots but instead pumps the fake news narrative and picks up their check from CNN, this dick is what's wrong and they know it

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u/Catatac713 7d ago

Yes, but most people have only recently found out mRNA vaccines exist, so therefore this must be new technology.

/s in case

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u/muhusernamewastekken 7d ago

I am the main character, how did the plot evolve withour me

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u/Kuritos 7d ago

how did the plot evolve withour me

You forgor

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u/ElysianSynthetics 7d ago

I’m a molecular biologist. I regularly have plague rat right wingers tell me about the guy who invented mRNA, or talk about how mRNA is too new of an invention for us to possibly know anything about.

These assholes don’t just not know what they're talking about, they also don’t actually fucking care enough to spend five seconds on Google to gain even the most basic understanding of what any of the things they are so mad about even are.

The last year has been insanely frustrating to put it mildly.

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u/darkshiines 7d ago edited 7d ago

I can't find it but there was a video a few months ago from a PhD candidate studying immunology* where he said that he now understands how climate scientists feel all the time, and then just a short clip of him standing fully dressed in the shower and screaming.

*corrected from "epidemiology" per the video in question found by u/whodatwhoderr

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u/NessaSola 7d ago

Yep. COVID's been an excellent dry run for climate crisis, and I say that with full frustration.

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u/Cherry_Valkyrie576 7d ago

It’s already happening. All these rising prices because to create fancy homes and gas guzzling cars, you need steel and all the companies that make all of these things in the raw materials that makes those things all require gas. The future generation that’s going to have to pay for climate change? That’s us… I’m glad that some of those assholes that were in power in the 80s or at least alive still to see what they did, or didn’t do, when they had the chance.

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u/ElysianSynthetics 7d ago

Oh yeah, those are my two areas of interest actually. Specifically climate change via ocean acidification. The evidence there is just as obvious and overwhelming as it is for the efficacy and harmlessness of the mRNA vaccines.

I’ve basically lost all hope for our species. There are simply way too many intensely arrogant, phenomenally stupid motherfuckers out there, and dealing with reality is waaaaaaaay harder than just shitting out memes and declaring yourself right about everything.

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u/Toddlez85 7d ago

This iteration of human civilization isn’t the one that will take us to the stars. I fear it may be the one that ends our species.

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u/idrow1 7d ago

They don't need google. They did their research on facebook. And by that I mean they were tagged in a meme that said 'vaccine bad'. That was good enough for them.

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u/Paulagher46 7d ago

The covid vaccines are the first approved mRNA vaccines I am pretty sure. There has been a ton of research to work out the kinks before the pandemic though and there were vaccine candidates for the first sars from nearly 20 years ago that were helpful for the world to have to help develop the current vaccines. As someone who spent 5 years army working at a biowarfare defense research lab the covid vaccine was about the 4th worst vaccine for side effects I’ve ever had. It’s a cakewalk compared to VEE, rabies, smallpox and at least one other one I got in the service. This pilot should get the shot and schedule off a day or two for after the second in case he has likely side effects and call it a day.

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u/NickyNinetimes 7d ago

I had a buddy get the rabies series. He was NOT a happy camper, he got laid out for at least a day after each shot. Better than dying horribly though.

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u/os10 7d ago

Better than dying horribly though

Is it, though? My arm was sore for hours

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u/The_Adventurist 7d ago

And the reason China built a Coronavirus lab in Wuhan is because, shocking to hear, it was a historical center of coronavirus outbreaks due to the large local bat population.

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u/jaydurmma 7d ago

The mRNA component is just an opportunism at its finest. The people that craft this kind of propaganda latch onto anything new or novel as something that they can ascribe nefarious intent to.

I'm actually impressed that they've managed to pivot away from the whole "Vaccines cause autism" angle completely. These people suddenly aren't afraid of all the other vaccines, just this one.

I was probing my mother on this the other day. With actual tact unlike the mongaloids on reddit that just yell at people they disagree with. I was asking her questions and not saying anything contradictory waiting for a chance.

She actually mentioned the "New World Order" in the midst of this conversation which I was pleasantly surprised by because I felt that was something I could work with. I tried to invoke names like Rothschild and Rockefellers to explain to her that yes, the ultra wealthy do want you to take the vaccine, and yes their intentions are nefarious.

But communications brokedown when I explained what their actual intentions are. "They're pushing the vaccine for the same reason farmers push antibiotics on cattle." I said. "Because they fucking own us and they want to keep profiting off of us. Why would the people that are raping the world want to do anything to disrupt their scheme after all?"

It didn't work. She told me "I don't think you're seeing the whole picture."

I'll keep trying because my mom and grandmas lives depend on it but I doubt if I'll have any success. It's just a numbers game, these ladies listen to fox news for hours everyday, how can I compete with 40 hours a week of propaganda inside of a 30 minute conversation?

I'd have to launch my own rival news network and yell at their TV screens like Sean Hannity does all fucking day.

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u/Sharobob 7d ago edited 7d ago

Have you mentioned that all of the fox news hosts are vaccinated? That fox news HQ has more strict covid protocols than Biden is implementing? (mandatory sharing of vaccination status and daily (not weekly) covid tests for unvaccinated people plus masking when you're in tight quarters with anyone else regardless of vax status)

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In a Tuesday memo updating staff on Covid-19 procedures, Fox News Media chief executive Suzanne Scott said that the company has "asked all employees — whether on site as part of our essential workforce or working remotely — to upload their vaccination status" into an internal database.

"All employees must enter their status no later than today, August 17th, by close of business," Scott wrote, bolding that particular sentence in her email, which was obtained by CNN Business, but first reported on by AdWeek.

Scott added that while masks remain optional for vaccinated employees, the company is "requiring employees to wear a mask in small, confined spaces with limited opportunities for social distancing and where there are multiple employees, including control rooms."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/18/media/fox-mandate-vaccine-status/index.html

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u/intheyear3001 7d ago

Do you have an article that confirms this? I’ve heard that as well. I’d like to have it like when neocons and Fox themselves try to complain about the MSM and yet somehow (sadly) Fox is the most watched cable network…but somehow not a part of the MSM. I wish that weren’t true but they can’t rail against what they are as well.

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u/Sharobob 7d ago

In a Tuesday memo updating staff on Covid-19 procedures, Fox News Media chief executive Suzanne Scott said that the company has "asked all employees — whether on site as part of our essential workforce or working remotely — to upload their vaccination status" into an internal database.

"All employees must enter their status no later than today, August 17th, by close of business," Scott wrote, bolding that particular sentence in her email, which was obtained by CNN Business, but first reported on by AdWeek.

Scott added that while masks remain optional for vaccinated employees, the company is "requiring employees to wear a mask in small, confined spaces with limited opportunities for social distancing and where there are multiple employees, including control rooms."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/18/media/fox-mandate-vaccine-status/index.html

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u/Katsu_39 7d ago

Ive concluded the ONLY reason conservatives are pushing against the vaccine is because biden is in office. If trump was in office, im sure they would've been just fine taking it.

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u/Never-Forget-Trogdor 7d ago

My dad tried to tell me that it is liberals who won't take Trump's vaccine. Like..... I can't even reason with that.

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u/GOPCommittedTreason 7d ago

Yes, the issue is not the shot per se, but the fact that the shot is woven into this backdrop of "liberals" or whatever. We also seem to be dealing with a widespread cognitive phenomenon wherein people have extreme difficulty processing subsequent information that disagrees with the first conclusion they've made.

We observe this when even Donald Trump can't tell them to get vaccinated without a hostile response.

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u/CarefulCauliflower5 7d ago

4000 hrs of flying with Southwest Airlines, not deployed to SWA

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u/JackTheBehemothKillr 7d ago

Also, a 4000 hour deployment would be a little under half a year. I'd hope as a 20 year vet he'd have more than that for his deployments

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u/dustinpdx 7d ago

I think he means

In for 20 and deployed (and then went) to SWA

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u/PRIS0N-MIKE 7d ago

What's SWA?

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u/Bear4188 7d ago

Southwest Airlines

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u/arghenmy 7d ago

Also his kids are probably adults.

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u/yungrii 7d ago

Who are hopefully embarrassed by this picture.

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u/Iisham 7d ago

Jesus Christ dad. You're a gate agent, stop dressing up like a pilot!

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u/Football-Remote 7d ago

Dress for the job you want

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u/HappyMeatbag 7d ago

Lol maybe that’s why he’s hiding his face. It was a compromise. The kids threatened not to visit for Thanksgiving otherwise.

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u/K-Dog13 7d ago

Hell they might not visit, because he refuses a safe vaccine, that's a thing that's going on.

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u/busterindespair 7d ago

Yes. I am the kid in this exact scenario.

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u/AsMuchCaffeineAsACup 7d ago

I'm not sure he's even a vet.

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u/Silvinis 7d ago

I'm doubtful too. If he was a vet, he would know that the Navy would also force him to get vaccinated, so those pitty point hes trying to get would be absolutely worthless

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u/polite_as_fuck44 7d ago

My father was in the army during Vietnam and had a career in the navy. He was pumped full of vaccines all the time - dengue, yellow fever - whatever was necessary - it’s just understood to be part of the job. I do not understand this bs

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u/kodaiko_650 7d ago

Probably went to a vet to get horse paste

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u/i-hear-banjos 7d ago

Honestly, how does it even matter? I am a disabled vet, and it doesn't give my opinions on public health any more merit than a non-vet citizen. No opinions matter more than than epidemiologists, virologists, and medical staff that work in ICUs around the country. Otherwise known as our current war zone.

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u/IQBoosterShot 7d ago

And I’m here at the Dallas VA after receiving my COVID booster shot. Plenty of other vets here, too.

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u/no_talent_ass_clown 7d ago

Vet checking in. I got a shitload of weird-ass shots before deployment to the Gulf.

Couldn't donate blood for over a decade.

Only had cancer once.

Still ran for the COVID vaccine ASAP.

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u/Bobcatluv 7d ago

Even if they are young, imagine choosing to have five kids and being this fucking irresponsible with your health, their health, and your job. He thinks everyone will see this and pity him; I see a stupid piece of shit who shouldn’t have had kids.

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u/PabloPaniello 7d ago

Seriously, the amount of shit we have to shovel and pride we have to swallow to be a good parent. A man who betrays that duty because he has let himself be deluded by a stupid political ideology does not have my respect.

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u/Rattivarius 7d ago

The state of the world as it is, having five kids is irresponsible in itself.

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u/Joverby 7d ago

Thank you for saying this. 5 kids is very irresponsible no matter how you slice it

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u/dweeb_plus_plus 7d ago

Not necessarily. If you start your Navy career (I'm assuming he was an officer) at 21 that would make him 41 at separation. 4000 commercial flight hours is 4 to 7 years. He's probably about 46/47 so he could very well have young children.

Edit: I'm not defending this person's poor decision making, especially if he has 5 children to feed. It's just sad what propaganda can do.

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u/[deleted] 7d ago edited 7d ago

The navy removed all four of my impacted wisdom teeth in one sitting with only a few shots of Novocaine for pain relief. Good times. They also never told me what was in some of the pills and injections I took. Choice? LMFAO!

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u/trailhikingArk 7d ago

It's staged. This is bullshit.

Flag tie Cheap token SW hat Cheesy crayola sign Pose SW is cancelling flights due to admin issues not vaccines

Not buying it.

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u/IQLTD 7d ago edited 7d ago

Also why he's covering his face.

Everyone look at the downvoted user account reply below me and the subreddit he mods. Then look at the other associated accounts.

I'm making a documentary that covers the astroturfing networks on Reddit and how they especially target conspiracy and paranormal subgroups.

One of the few positive takeaways I've had while making this is just how shitty and unimaginative these astroturfing networks are on Reddit.

But, if they had either intelligence or imagination I suppose they wouldn't be doing this. If you've encountered or have been tracking similar groups please send me a DM.

EDIT: that user immediately hid the mod list of the subreddit. Damn!

Oh, wait... we already documented it!

https://imgur.com/a/03rX6GY

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u/trailhikingArk 7d ago

Yes absolutely. Pose, was meant to call that out but I forgot about Reddit formatting. Thanks for making it clear.

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u/Cadmium_Aloy 7d ago

One of the weirder ones is the pattern of bots with first and last names.

Good luck on your research. I find the subject morbidly fascinating.

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u/baginthewindnowwsail 7d ago

They also target Noahgettheboat and dankmemes, not to mention all the big subs that often make conservatives look bad like pics, publicfreakout, adviceanimals.

Just keyboard warriors that think the best use of their time is to at worst waste someone's time and at best "red-pill a normie."

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u/IQLTD 7d ago edited 7d ago

Oh yeah--Noah get the boat showed up on my radar immediately. It branches out to a few now-banned subs and a few go back to a network in the ME.

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u/Decent_Cartoonist 7d ago

Huge on political compass memes also they like to start accounts off in sports related subreddits. Easy way to establish karma and locality.

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u/TJT1970 7d ago

Not tracking but definitely suspicious. I had a feeling some of these post are just not organic.

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u/InStride 7d ago

The reason they suck is because the operators behind the networks use vendors to be the actual grunts. The people writing content, posting submissions, sending replies are all foreign individuals with OK English that are severely underpaid to follow a script. Then bots boost.

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u/maxwellshmaxwell 7d ago

also 4,000 hours at southwest but still an FO? unlikely.

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u/Insominus 7d ago edited 7d ago

I’d hope it’s bullshit but any service members or their families who are raising a big stink about this type of shit are a massive joke.

To use a historical parable, if you wanted to serve in George Washington’s Continental Army (as a soldier, not militia member) during the Revolutionary War, you HAD to get inoculated for Viriola (smallpox). Aside from it being a terribly deadly disease, the British were also trying to use smallpox as a weapon against the colonists, since anyone born in Europe would’ve gotten smallpox as a child and had immunity (this wasn’t a grand scheme, just officers sending deserters/prisoners/the black laborers they could no longer support with smallpox towards American-held territory).

The fact that anyone would try to conflate vaccine mandates with “tyranny” or “communism” is so laughably absurd. These soldiers had to get inoculated at a time when that entailed intentionally infecting yourself so you can get immunity, it would put you out of commission for weeks while you recovered from the pox, if you’re not good health during the inoculation you just die to the disease. What a joke to complain about vaccination.

Edit: Someone replied “Smallpox was terribly deadly, Covid has 98% survival rate” (paraphrasing) and then immediately deleted their comment.

Lmao, yes, let’s make all of our service members vulnerable to ANY sort of pathogen when we possess the technology to completely eliminate the risk. Also everyone in the military has to travel for work, come in one-time-contact with tons of people, etc. just because Covid has a 98% survival rate doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t impair you from doing your job once you are infected.

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u/trailhikingArk 7d ago

Good points. I should have included the unlikely claims of service. I must admit that I do know a few vets who are antiva. I've never argued the point with them. I gave up after FDA approval. I have concluded that any one who is antiva at this point is not worth saving. That is not to say any unvaccinated person is not worth saving. The antiva are murderers in my opinion and should be treated as accessories to a crime.

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u/cenosillicaphobiac 7d ago

I was a veritable pincushion when I was in the Army. For example, every six months or so the medic weeks say that there was no tetanus booster on my shot record so I'd get it again. I could count on 4-5 vaccine shots every few months.

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u/Melodic_Sandwich2679 7d ago

I routinely have vets come into my pharmacy for shots and talk about how they got so many shots during their service that half the time they didn't know what they were. Lining up during basic and medical just going down the line with their jet injectors doing vaccines rapid fire. It's not like mandatory vaccines are a new thing for service members.

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u/ChiefLazarus86 7d ago

if you feel the need to fake shit to try and convince people you’re on the right side, maybe you aren’t on the right side lol

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u/Haus42 7d ago

Those rounds of Anthrax vaccine circa 2002 were fucked, and old boy looks the be around the right age to have gone through that. We'd get 3 shots into a 6-shot regimen, then a lawsuit would shut it down, then we'd start back up, then another lawsuit would shut it down...

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u/nvdagirl 7d ago

I used to work at a pharma co, we did a run of Anthrax vaccine every monday morning. The government sent us a tank and we would put it into vials. Good times!

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u/Rebelgecko 7d ago

That's badass. Why send a regular courier or even an armored car when you can put your vaccines in a FUCKING TANK?

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u/nvdagirl 7d ago

You made laugh this morning so thanks for that! Unfortunately it was just a tank that is used by pharmaceutical companies. They delivered it by refrigerated truck.

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u/Niall_Nine_Hostages 7d ago

I had my wisdom teeth removed on a ship during a typhoon. Good times.

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u/Unfair-Combination51 7d ago

That right there is now why I will never join the services. You know bullets.... whatever.... BUT THAT???? Hell no.

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u/Ghstfce 7d ago

When I was in the Army, I had to have a Pilonidal cyst drained. They told me they couldn't give me any local anesthetic, because the cyst would suck it right up and I'd still feel everything. I had to bend over a metal table while they sliced it open. Felt every micron of that scalpel as it sliced open the cyst on my tailbone. The pain was excruciating, I feel like I may have loosened the bolts holding the table to the floor a bit in reaction to it.

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u/viv5566 7d ago

Yes, the military goes overboard with all sorts of crazy vaccines. Any military member complaining doesn't have a leg to stand on. I find it funny that people say the military is not taking the shot, they have NO choice.

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u/alphamsh 7d ago

They did mine with just a benzo and I remember waking up partway in a twighlight sleep seeing them ripping a tooth out.

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

I could smell smoke when they were grinding my jawbone down.

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u/Tommy_Tallywhacker 7d ago

If your cause is so righteous, why you hidin' your face, Bruh?

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u/Chris22533 7d ago

My guess: Like the other guy that was caught pretending to be a pilot saying he was fired for not getting vaccinated, this guy also isn’t a pilot and is just cosplaying. If he reveals his face he will out himself.

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u/Peepsandspoops 7d ago

Over in some conservative subs they're gaga over an anti-mandate commercial featuring a "pilot", calling him a hero and such. I didn't sort by controversial and stoppedb reading after a few top comments in these threads, but I wonder if anyone's burst their bubble and made the suggestion that, since it's a commercial and everything, it's probably an actor and not actually a pilot.

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u/Imaginary-Bicycle169 7d ago

I'm not really sure they care about the truth either way, tbh.

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u/Peepsandspoops 7d ago edited 7d ago

I ended up looking it up, turns out the guy WAS a pilot, though probably not actually a pilot anymore (but its unverified), but is now a supplements grifter with a few other very active businesses that seems like he has no time for flying and plenty of income:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/pilot-vaccine-mandate-video-southwest-1638014%3famp=1

Also, I got it wrong, it was a tiktok video that just had professional commercial production quality.

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u/Imaginary-Bicycle169 7d ago

Amazing. 😂😂 Reminds me of one "nurse" who was going around on Facebook, but she hasn't actually had a nursing license in 14 years.

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u/TekkenCareOfBusiness 7d ago

How about the teacher who took picture holding a sign for "medical freedom" in her classroom that she had to leave since she was losing her job for protecting her kids.

Turns out she worked at the front desk of the school and had zero credentials to be a teacher.

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u/Imaginary-Bicycle169 7d ago

Jesus.

Yeah, I researched another lady myself who was dressed in scrubs like she was some sort of nurse, but her background was some administrative courses from a community college.

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u/windingtime 7d ago

we are witnessing the politics of decadence. The only truth is what makes me feel good.

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u/sp4cej4mm 7d ago

Or the “doctor” claiming covid vaccines make you sterile. Turns out he had a doctorate in education.

It would be funny if the other side wasn’t winning

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u/Squeaky_Cheesecurd 7d ago

Dr. Jill Biden

“NOT A REAL DOCTOR!!!”

PhD in Landscape Architecture

“THIS DOCTOR SAYS NOT TO GET VACCINATED!!”

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u/KirmettheHermit 7d ago

The good news is they are not winning.

What we are seeing is a last dying gasp/tantrum as the old way dies.

The entire culture war comes down to one thing: conservatives are big mad they lost the culture war that started in the 60’s.

The values of the radical left in the 60’s are more or less just modern reality: legalized gay marriage and actual movements around their rights and the rights of trans folks, increased racial and ethnic awareness and rights, the end of the drug war on the horizon, interracial marriage is so common that no one even bats an eye, modern women’s lib ushered in a pretty dramatic change in what is acceptable in terms of treating women.

We have a long way to go, but cons lost the war over wether we should go that way.

When these conservative boomers were young, they were spitting on kids integrating busses and lunch counters. They lost. And they are having one giant loser tantrum as they die out knowing they lost.

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u/craftylady1031 7d ago

As a boomer and a backer of the radical left in the 60's I am happy to see so many of the things we wanted to change becoming mainstream now. I gladly pass the torch to you, the young whippersnappers (lol!) Keep fighting, keep pushing, right on, and power to the people!

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u/windingtime 7d ago

The good news is they are not winning.

The bad news is that they know that too, so they're radicalizing the base and gaming the system every way they can.

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u/Frommerman 7d ago

They weren't just spitting.

The last definitive lynching in the United States was in 1998, with a bunch of more recent murders and "disappearances" which aren't officially recorded as lynchings only because no witnesses have ever said anything.

Some of these people are actual murderers who have never seen a mote of consequence.

Let them burn.

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u/outsabovebad 7d ago

Ahmaud Arbery was hunted down and lynched last year, so you definitely have the date wrong.

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u/TimelyConcern 7d ago

I think I remember that doctor. He kept introducing him self as "Doctor, Oxford" when he had an PhD in education and was from Oxford, Ohio.

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u/ive_lost_my_keys 7d ago

They're not winning, they're just the loudest. A large majority disagree with them and have at least one dose. Like by a three to one margin.

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u/jcarter315 7d ago

supplements grifter

Why am I not surprised? Seems like the standard grift in those circles now.

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u/Castun 7d ago

I swear conservatives make such easy marks to grift off of.

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u/Burgerkingsucks 7d ago

I don’t understand this hero shit. It’s a job. Shit, the McDonald’s employee or grocery store checkout employee is a hero by those standards

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u/Imaginary-Bicycle169 7d ago

I would venture to say McDonald's employees and grocery store checkout employees are more like heroes at this point.

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u/Finagles_Law 7d ago

Checkout clerks have a higher on the job death rate than cops. Same energy.

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u/Mylaptopisburningme 7d ago

I use to do tech support for a large company long ago, Packard bells sister company. We were a mishmash of people, nerds and such, most of us couldn't even do a proper tie. In their pamphlet that showed tech support it was a bunch of good looking models. Not 1 of us. Lol.

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u/Peepsandspoops 7d ago

Lol, yeah. The guy in this commercial was awfully camera-ready and the way he spoke very much seemed like he's had stage training or done vocal exercises consistently before. I mean, it could be a pilot that moonlights as an actor or vice versa, but the guy in the commercial has definitely had acting training, they didn't just find a pilot who was anti-mandate and willing to be in a commercial off the street.

By the way, Packard Bell, now that's a name I have not heard in a long time.

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u/arch_nyc 7d ago

I didn’t think about it until you said it but I’ve never seen a pilot with such an ill-fitting shirt and tie.

This smells suspicious

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u/Chris22533 7d ago

Lol I work in the industry and while I will disagree about pilots with ill fitting clothing, it is suspicious that the shirt is too big. Most of the time when pilots have ill fitting clothes it is because they plumped up and the clothes are too small.

I couldn’t find anything directly wrong with the uniform, pilots uniforms are very easy and cheap to replicate. But all the official statements have been about a software issue that caused a domino effect of cancellations. Even the Southwest pilot union said that there were no official or unofficial coordination among their pilots to cause cancellations.

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u/FunyunCreme 7d ago

20 year vet? 4000 hours? And not a single grey hair on his arms? Young looking hands? Totally believe him. /s

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u/Chris22533 7d ago

I thought this as well but alas some people have good genes so without seeing his face I didn’t want to comment on how young his arms and hands looked

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u/I_Fuck_A_Junebug 7d ago edited 7d ago

I did a quick google search and it looks to me like Southwest uses white stripes on their shoulder epaulets and this guys’ look like gold bars. I could be wrong tho.

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u/FistfullofFucks 7d ago

Reservist or national guard, that’s the only loophole where this seems feasible and he never specified active duty. I’m with you, 4,000 commercial flight hours with southwest and a 20 year vet… someone is lying or omitting key details.

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u/IceDiarrhea 7d ago

No wings

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u/Chris22533 7d ago

If he was terminated he shouldn’t be wearing them.

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u/Drewcifer81 7d ago

SW mandated you get it by Biden's 12/8 deadline. No one has been terminated by them due to vaccine refusal, as far as I can tell. Even the pilot's union isn't complaining about any unvaxxed firings yet - just working to fight them in court.

This is just another unhinged post for RW clout numbers.

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u/tesla2themoon 7d ago edited 7d ago

He’s not. I find it heard to believe there was a “sick out.” Why would the CEO cover that up? A government regulation causing an internal issue sounds a lot better to shareholders than leadership incompetency. Why’d it only last four days? They’re back to normal.

FreedomFlu guy also tweeted out Amtrack workers were joining the “sick out,” based on a single tweet that said they were having staffing issues at one location. It’s like they were just looking for any staffing issues for any company and calling it a “sick out.”

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u/dynamojoe 7d ago

Why would the CEO cover that up?

Also, how would a CEO cover it up?

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u/brandenneal86 7d ago

Hiding his face because it’s fake click bait bs to get people riled up

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u/bigpapajon 7d ago

Anyone here ever see a pilot without a watch on? Not me...even when they aren't on duty.

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u/Chris22533 7d ago

They are mandatory while on duty so you get used to wearing them all the time. I didn’t notice but that is a good point.

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u/boredonymous 7d ago

Well, if Nick Johansen is not a pilot... It would be pretty stupid for Nick Johansen to display his name on this social media app, which probably displays Nick Johansen's interests, hobbies, and career/job, right Nick?

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u/Chris22533 7d ago

I couldn’t find a Nick Johansen that listed a job as pilot or worked for Southwest but that doesn’t mean that one doesn’t exist.

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u/MystikxHaze 7d ago

Nah bro. He's got almost 2 full years experience with his 4,000 hours lol. Just picked a number that sounds big and put no context to it.

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u/IceDiarrhea 7d ago

All that time at SWA and never made Captain, I'd be embarrassed too (he's wearing First Officer epaulets)

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u/Product11 7d ago

4000 hours is maybe 5 or 6 years of flying. It's not unreasonable to take 10 years to upgrade to Captain depending on when you're hired. It's solely based on seniority and how many were hired in front of you.

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u/shartifartblast 7d ago

And whether or not you're willing to move or commute and/or take a really awful schedule for the upgrade.

Oh, you live in BWI and want to upgrade? Here, take the shittiest reserve schedule in LAX. Christmas? Thanksgiving? Those don't exist for you for the next 3 years.

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u/MemphisThePai 7d ago

Either its not actually a Southwest pilot, or it is a pilot and he knows he's going to cave and get vaccinated if it comes to that, and doesn't want to be seen as sellout.

That has been the pattern for a lot of these things. Mass protests, straw polls showing 30-40% would quit if forced to get shot. Then it gets implemented and 5% or less (usually much less) actually go through with firing themselves.

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u/CriticallyApathetic 7d ago

Take it easy Tommy_Tallywhacker, don't you know that middle-age, white, male, Americans are the most persecuted people in the world ... have some compassion man!

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u/Fuzzy_Negotiation_52 7d ago

My God is there no limit to the fantasy world the right wingers live in?

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u/FrostyD7 7d ago

Not saying its the case here, but a lot of these posts are just lies to get free attention from anti-vaxxers or spread anti-vax rhetoric. This is the most common type of anti-vax post I'm seeing shared lately, its a social media trend.

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u/indoor-barn-cat 7d ago

No jab —> no job?

Why?

No jab, no job. You said so yourself, genius.

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u/ForgottenCrafts 7d ago

Nonon u don't get it, no job because he's a father of 5. It's written below the why. Don't u see? /s

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u/grptrt 7d ago

Why? For the health and safety of your co-workers and customers, you selfish prick.

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u/g6p-dehydrogenase 7d ago

Fuck sake, man has 5 kids and can't take a tiny needle prick to up his chances of having a long life with them.

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u/nonlawyer 7d ago

Huge prick afraid of tiny prick, film at 11

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u/JuGGieG84 7d ago

11:30 Newfoundland.

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u/theenemygateis 7d ago

Only on CBC radio one

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u/iBleeedorange 7d ago

Why's he afraid of his dick?

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u/SgtFinnish 7d ago

Father of 5

It can't be stopped.

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u/jeremyrando 7d ago

Or risk infecting his wife and leaving his children without a mother.

Selfish asshole.

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u/THEDrunkPossum 7d ago

He didn't seem to mind giving his wife a tiny prick. Hey-oh.

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u/sunsoutbunzout 7d ago

We won’t pretend that he acknowledges the pain his wife experienced during labor, five times.

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u/The_DaHowie 7d ago

If he went anywhere overseas, dude-o would have had to get at least 17 vaccinations. If he's pussin' out on the MRNA vaccines, he could have gotten the Johnson&Johnson/Janssen jab which is a traditional style shot of which he has had a few dozen since birth.

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u/GhettoChemist 7d ago

He's also too afraid to show his face. Probably because he's embarrassed that he's made such a shitty decision.

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u/axrael 7d ago

probably because he isnt even employed with them just a political statement

(opinion)

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u/tangovictortango 7d ago

fire his ass and move on

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u/ThumpyDumpkins 7d ago

Right? There are plenty of other people who are qualified AND willing to get vaccinated.

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u/CopsaLau 7d ago

“Why?” As if they haven’t been told eight billion times already. You know why, you just don’t like the answer.

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u/yungrii 7d ago

I mean, his own dumb sign answers the question in the first sentence.

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u/sunsoutbunzout 7d ago

Why bring vet status or kids into it? He didn’t comply with his employer’s policy, which has nothing to do with either.

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u/engineertee 7d ago

For the gofundme prayer warriors. This shit makes their wallets cum

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u/I_miss_your_mommy 7d ago

Why bring vet status

He wants to make sure you know that while he'd die to protect his country, he draws the line at reasonable community health measures.

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u/SumsuchUser 7d ago

9 of 10 he's hiding his face because he's neither a vet nor a pilot. He's performing for a photo so conservatives can pass it around and wank about how persecuted they are.

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u/I_know_right 7d ago

MAGA talking points, better for the prayer warriors and GoFundMe.

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u/Potato_Octopi 7d ago

Just remember to turn a blind eye when a vet has brown skin and facing deportation.

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u/brad__staple721 7d ago

He had no problem taking all the other vacs throughout his career in the navy either. But the Republicans didn’t instruct him to care about those.

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u/ElectricRune 7d ago

Ask YOURSELF "Why?"

I know we all are.

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u/EsG-Atlas 7d ago

If your five kids well being aren’t worth risking your life to you then you aren’t a good parent. Period.

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u/chaz0723 7d ago

"Navy vet" implies he got a whole bunch of vaccines he didn't "want", but hey piss away a career, that will show them.

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u/Darondo 7d ago

Also, the military requires the covid vaccine now, so all these clowns that use their former military service to fill their personal identity void while also being obnoxiously anti-vax are just embarrassing walking contradictions.

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u/Extra-Ordinary-Joe 7d ago

And to cowardly to show his face.

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u/Bmoreravens_1290 7d ago

Because it’s fake

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u/LaughableIKR 7d ago

You have to have a pile of vaccines when you join the armed forces. Why would this be different? Oh because it's politics.

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u/PositivityCentral 7d ago

Can’t make a small sacrifice for your children, community or the people you work with? Fly on over to the unemployment line. Oh…wait…that gate is closed for you at the moment.

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u/SenorVerde08 7d ago

This mans job entails hanging out in a pressurized aluminum tube that relies on a regulated oxygen for himself and dozens of other people. Stupid games = stupid prizes.

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u/tylrbrock 7d ago

The Navy did vax him.

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u/HighLordUwU 7d ago

They always seem to forget that. I'm sure he asked for an ingredients list for each vaccine they gave then, too.

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u/shrimp-and-potatoes 7d ago

If he were in the navy he'd have gotten every other shot known to man. And the covid shot.

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u/Chieyan 7d ago

Including some that they aren't told what they are, or so a relative who's in the airforce told me last year. I'd imagine this indignant guy had no issues with those.

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u/DerekStu 7d ago

These people are the whiniest people. This "victim" mentality is just disgusting.

Get your fucking shot and keep your job, don't be stupid.

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u/Kelvininin 7d ago

Losing your job sucks, being a pathetic excuse of a father who doesn’t protect his own family by getting vaccinated, sucks more.

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u/colombo1326 7d ago

So you would rather have your kids go hungry than take the vaccine? Than that's on you brother don't blame anyone else

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u/Grouchy-Newt-2018 7d ago

4,000 hours of flying is only 5-6 years. That’s still very junior at most airlines.

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u/voting-jasmine 7d ago

That's why I think he's not actually a pilot. Until recently you needed that much to even get on at Southwest. Not buying it

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u/koentens 7d ago

I think he’s saying he has that many hours at Southwest, not total. He’s an idiot either way though so it doesn’t matter that much.

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u/BDM-Archer 7d ago

4,000 hours in battlefield is a lot and that is his only reference point as he cosplays

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u/tone63 7d ago

If he's ever flown overseas he's had vaccinations, so now there's a world pandemic going on here you stupid motherfucker, how is it that your dumb ass has lived this long

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u/PeterParker72 7d ago

lol lame. As a service member, you would receive every vaccination under the sun. I remember standing in that long line as we received our shots assembly line style.

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u/Tyrannical-Botanical 7d ago

You would think a 20 year Navy vet would know that wearing the flag isn't proper.

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u/melody_elf 7d ago

I love how every organization has an excuse to fire their dumbest employees right now.

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u/calladus 7d ago

“20 year Navy Vet”

If he was still active duty he would be vaccinated or out processed.

Don’t give me that “I’m a vet” shit. I’m a vet too. So what?

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u/Polack597 7d ago

Seems he’s selfish… good riddance

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u/abcpdo 7d ago

maybe don't use your 5 kids as a crutch if you're willing to have 5 kids but not willing to take a shot to stay employed

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u/NeilDegrasse-PhatAss 7d ago

His political feelings about the vaccine are more important than the wellbeing of his children. I feel like a lot of people don’t understand the reason we have a vaccine mandate now is because the vaccine was made political and because people who refused the vaccine (when it was more okay to) also didn’t follow any other guidelines to avoid the spread of covid.

Not only did we get to the point where the vaccine mandate had to happen because of anti-vax people, but also because of covid deniers and people who said it isn’t that bad when obviously it IS that bad and it stayed that bad because of them.

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u/ohnonotuto3 7d ago

Fucking around in the VA hospital, you better hope Covid is the only thing you catch.

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u/BarackTrudeau 7d ago

My dude the words on your sign are in the wrong order. Should be "No job? Why? --> No Jab!"

Don't ask questions that you answered like 4 words prior.

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u/ResolutionSavings708 7d ago

Stolen Valor much

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u/noneedforpants 7d ago

Another victim cosplayer most likely.

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u/Beaneroo 7d ago

Because no one wants a plaque rat flying around the country

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u/Niall_Nine_Hostages 7d ago

At 20 years he's eligible for retirement.

You get retirement pay and free medical for spouse and children under 21 (?).

I don't know what he's crying about.

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u/AdkRaine11 7d ago

Okay. Got 5 kids? Need a job? Get the jab, get your job. It’s pretty simple.

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u/KidRed 7d ago

Why? Because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic that has claimed 700,000+ lives, you witless Trumpledite.

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u/eppic123 7d ago

Because you're a health risk an employer won't take?

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u/Boomdidlidoo 7d ago

Hawwww, another sad brainwashed moron... Sooooo saaad 🥸🥸🥸😜😜😜

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u/Yue4prex 7d ago

5 kids to take care of but getting a vaccine is a deal breaker?

I’d do what I needed to take care of my family. I’m not a selfish person 🙄

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u/tastyemerald 7d ago

He had 5 better reasons to get vaccinated, no surprise a 6th made no difference

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u/Space_Daniel 7d ago

So you're a father of five but you don't care about your kids enough to A) do what you have to do to keep your job, and B) vaccinate yourself to protect them. 🤔

I'm sure your family is very proud of you for being that guy who stands on the side of the road with a cardboard sign yelling at nobody while better men than you are earning their paychecks and living their lives.

Hope you don't ever let go of your pride, it's soooo important!🤦

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u/Sengura 7d ago

It's actually hilarious how these people view getting 2 shots as world ending event. Bruh.

They're like toddlers throwing tantrums X1000

If the evil president/big pharma/lizardmen/gubrmints/jiiiina wanted to put poison/mind control chips/magnets inside your body, they'd have done it already with the foods/drinks/flu shots you take.

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