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Businesses thrive on public spending, and though they can suffer when people are worried about the virus and safety, they can also suffer if they try and run people off for not wearing a mask inside. Customers are still trying to go in and spend money, but if that is no longer possible due to trespassing laws, the businesses will lose those of their customers that aren't wearing masks, its inevitable. You aren't in support of both the economy and public health at the same time, or finding a balance between the two, when you take away the bullshit it's simply been nothing but a power struggle. You've got some governors who wanted people to show them if they're not bluffing.
Requiring masks is another way for someone to try to gain compliance/alliance with the public. They're popular with some people, there are always going to be a few who disagree though.
by Solid Mantis June 26, 2020
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There are businesses big enough to thrive without customers that dont wear masks. There are also national chains that have suffered during the pandemic from all the lost customers. Most businesses have as much need of their customers spending as their customers have need of the goods and services the company/business provides. The idea is the king/queen has as much (or as little) need of his/her subjects as they have of their king/queen, and the king/queen/Pope was never the only one with the power to cut heads off, even if it's mostly the king/queen/Pope giving out all the orders.
The king/queen/Pope can live by his/her own mask policy, and everybody else can live by their own policy.
by Solid Mantis June 27, 2020
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PETER - hey DIPSTICK go get my MASK DIPSTICK- okay PETER it will help us(not me because he said i could not have one) fight the CORONA VIRUS.

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by danica_card March 22, 2020
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A way to smoke a joint. place between finger 3 and 4. put hand around face and put lips on fingers 3 and 4 and suck. this way it goes straight to your lungs. BEWARE you cough :)
A game for smoking weed :) it is called the mask! made by luke lewis and luke burnett
by Ally1221 June 20, 2007
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Despite what the media keeps telling people about there not being mask mandates on public transportation until now, 7 months into the pandemic, there have actually been mask mandates on public transportation since near the beginning of the pandemic for amtrak, and since late June in at least one state on buses and public transportation other than Amtrak. When they get more desperate to try and control people's lives and behavior, they start threatening people again with more of the same guidelines while calling them new.
Really the entity that calls themselves the government wants to get away with locking people down again, but they know that at least a few people will always resist it rather than respect it. The masks are just another distraction.
by Solid Mantis October 20, 2020
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Masks are already mandatory, and enforced by plenty of store owners, so a vote to enforce what's already enforced is pointless. The majority of people are already wearing masks, the majority of people seem to want other people to wear masks, and it still doesn't change anything for the few that aren't wearing them. There is no new normal for the few not controlled by the entity that calls itself a government.
Elected officials want to vote, then vote again more ways to fuck with people lives, but the ones they're trying have either already been tried, done, or are being tried and done now, and they don't work on everybody. Wearing masks is a decision each person makes for themselves.
by Solid Mantis July 28, 2020
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