Comments By Brandie W.

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Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Trucking companies and COVID Vaccine

Folks, I know the media tries to make it look like a massive portion of the U.S. has had the vax, but that is absolutely not the case. Best estimates are that maybe 30% of U.S. have had the jab.

There is absolutely no chance this country can operate under any sort of mandate because the system will collapse. They've tried it in other countries and it falls apart quickly. They simply don't have the numbers to do it. Here's a great example:

Yahoo Finance did a poll asking how many people would avoid going to a restaurant if they required a vaccination card. There were 31,000 respondents and 80% said they would avoid that restaurant. That jives very well with the estimate that 70% of us are not vaxxed. You know 70% of us would avoid that restaurant, plus a portion of those who are vaxxed do not support mandates for the rest of us and would avoid those restaurants on principle.

Here's another example. They have vaccine mandates in France for restaurants. The restaurants are absolutely empty, and the French people have decided to host "picnics" in the middle of the street outside of restaurants. So the streets are jammed full of people picnicking on their own food while sitting outside of empty restaurants. Can you imagine being a restaurant owner who is bleeding money with empty seats and 20 feet outside of your restaurant the streets are packed with people eating???

I love it!

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Check out the video from France: French Picnics Avoid Restaurants

How long do you think that can last?

Hold the line! Do not cave to mandates of any sort. We are the massive majority. Do not let mainstream media fool you!

By the way, I live in New York, so I'm in the worst state in the country right now. God Bless the Good Guys because they took down our Governor! But this war is far from over.

Its important to remember from a statistical standpoint, that open source polls on sites like Yahoo are often cursed with a horrible failure rate. People are much more likely to respond to those sorts of polls if they are angered about the topic. People who are vaccinated aren't as likely to have a visceral reaction in regards to a restaurant or business requiring the jab. Statisticians would call that type of poll invalid due to heavy rates of confirmation bias.

Do I see widespread mandates being successful in the US? Nope. Do I think the vaccination rate of adults in the US is 30%? Also nope. I'm going to guesstimate the real number of 18 and overs is closer to the 40-45% rate.. and I cannot fathom it ever getting much higher than 55%. The first half of that is just based on actual data and numbers-- I live in a swing state that is probably one of the best states to use as an example of what people are likely to do when there isn't hard core pressure on either side of the divide. The second half is just common sense when it comes to human behavior-- coupled with the typical vaccination rates for other "adult" vaccines such as the flu, pneumonia, and shingles. (Flu averages a compliance rate of about 49%, Shingles is 38% and falling due to the Varicella vaccine being more and more prevalent in childhood, Pneumonia is around 29% overall, with a jump up into the 65% rate in adults over 65).

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Debunking some ethnic myths

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Banks, .. so DITTO. All I can say here.. email in my profile, haha!

Born in NYC .. Jamaica / Queens. @ Big Scott has 'familia' right UP the street!! Yes, we have pix.

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My first job was working for a capo of the Bonanno crime family at one of his legitimate businesses. I never knew who he was until he got arrested. When everybody told me, I was surprised because he was a nice guy. Always helped me out when I was in a pickle.

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Pizza in Italy was... for the longest time.... poverty food. 

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In NY too. When I was a kid I could get 2 slices and a soda for 3 or 4 dollars. That was a great deal for broke me lol

One of my husbands favorite stories is when John Gotti tousled his hair when he was about 7 or 8. Was "running errands" with his uncle who apparently did work here and there.....

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Debunking some ethnic myths

Pizza in Italy was... for the longest time.... poverty food. Its what you make when you don't have the money to do anything else. You can find pizza in Italy-- but it is not the grand production we make of it here in the states.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Debunking some ethnic myths

“ Chicago Pizza is not pizza.. its a casserole ;)” I like pizza AND Chicago “casserole.” 😆

I gotta say; I LOVE LOVE LOVE the melting pot that 🇺🇸 is! Having been to many other countries (and not just the tourist parts), I love that we can enjoy the BEST of other cultures without persecution.

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Depends.. if you're calling that casserole "Pizza".. I may have to persecute you :D

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Fed-up With the Trucking Industry

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I'm just gonna say it and if it makes me appear rude, so be it...

I'm frankly a bit terrified that someone who couldn't handle commercial cargo (and hit a building FFS) is now responsible for human cargo. Just sayin'

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To 'swing the rope' if you will ... the comparisons are small, yet huge .. between driving a bus and a t/t.

Our son's bus driver has a license for both (and many do not) and she sure WILL agree, that here in the country, the continuum of the vehicle (no pivot) is more predictable. She sent me these:

Just sayin' too....

And this: Bus vs. 18 wheeler ~

Shout out (with one arm!) to Mary!

~ Anne ~

I'm not speaking from the perspective of one being more difficult than the other. I'm speaking from the perspective of his obvious attitude problem and his willingness to blame everything in his life on someone else. Those are the sorts of people that are difficult to train for just about any job.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Fed-up With the Trucking Industry

The entire internet at your fingers-- a literal cornucopia of education and knowledge... and its someone else's fault.

Got it.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Debunking some ethnic myths

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No, I don't know any mobsters. 

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I do

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No, I don't talk with my hands

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I do

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I will refuse to go to the Olive Garden with you because it is garbage.

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Same.

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Chicago Pizza is not pizza.. its a casserole

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Agree, but I'm from NYC so I'm biased lol

Interest of fairness-- my Calabrese husband does know a few people of questionable connection... and he's from Long Island so yeah-- not only is he picky about his Pizza (only NY Style will do-- that shizz better fold).. he is also picky about his hotdogs. (Not Nathan's? Not interested). His entire family is from Brooklyn/Long Island... every family gathering is the loudest event you can imagine.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Debunking some ethnic myths

Happy to hear of no flip flops. I just find it to be a safety hazard and unprofessional. I love coffee like you do tea, but strong espresso. I have a french press, but usually dont use it just because of the convenience factor of the coffee pot. I rarely get coffee at the truck stop. Although its cheap, Cafe Bustello is a dark robust blend, and is cheaper than standard coffee, its avail at wally world. Its my daily go to. Just have never been a big tea guy.

I dont care too much about the stereo types and myths. I think different cultures bring different customs here. Some fit in with being safe and courteous, some dont. The customs that dont work with the industry should be abandoned, the ones that do fit, will become part of it. I travel to Europe quite a bit, or at least did before covid. One of the things I want to eventually do over there, just to have done it, is drive a truck there, just even for one delivery to have done it.

My husband swears by Cafe Bustello.. he's long given up on just regular coffee-- and makes it espresso style these days!

The above posts about Hershey's... yeah-- its kinda garbage. Once you've had some good stuff from Belgium or Switzerland or even Germany-- you just won't be impressed with it anymore.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Fed-up With the Trucking Industry

I'm just gonna say it and if it makes me appear rude, so be it...

I'm frankly a bit terrified that someone who couldn't handle commercial cargo (and hit a building FFS) is now responsible for human cargo. Just sayin'

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Debunking some ethnic myths

It just isn't a good day for me if I don't have my cup of Oolong in the morning and my cup of White Tea at night.

Lets see... ethnic myths.

1. I'm part Sicilian. No, I don't know any mobsters. No, I don't talk with my hands. Yes, I will refuse to go to the Olive Garden with you because it is garbage. Chicago Pizza is not pizza.. its a casserole ;)

2. I'm part Irish. No, I don't have much of a temper. No, I'm not Catholic. Yes, I can drink you under the table and still walk away unscathed (though I don't drink anymore... I am a natural redhead and it takes a lot more for me to get drunk)

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