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2020-03-30 5:59:31 PM  
75% percent? Is that some kind of exponential percentage? We need hearing about exponential stuff.
 
2020-03-30 6:11:22 PM  
There's some surprises in that (Like farking Idaho being under lockdown!), but otherwise it's about what I would expect from politicians.
 
2020-03-30 6:38:00 PM  
I think we are about to learn what's the minimum labor this country can really get by with.
 
2020-03-30 7:59:56 PM  
You can now add Arizona to the list.
 
2020-03-30 8:34:55 PM  
And one third of those seem to be ignoring it around here.
 
2020-03-30 9:34:28 PM  
Yeah do some research on how that's working out. Florida beaches are packed, In NYC today crowds were all packed together to see that Comfort hospital ship come in, there were giant lines at Home Depot in the DC area here. It's not essential to buy paint.
 
2020-03-30 11:22:11 PM  
Still too much traffic out. These are not all essential workers or going to the grocery store. Also, fark the people who took all the Ben and Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream so I had to settle for the house brand. And may you burn in hell for everlasting time while being read detailed George R R Martin descriptions of food as read by Ben Stein, you, you shiathead who took all the sliced cheese so I was left with cheese product. CHEESE PRODUCT! I mean, that's not a substitution; cheese product is not farking cheese. I can't eat a sandwich with cheese product. So, yeah, stop going to the grocery assholes.
 
2020-03-30 11:43:43 PM  

Walker: Yeah do some research on how that's working out. Florida beaches are packed, In NYC today crowds were all packed together to see that Comfort hospital ship come in, there were giant lines at Home Depot in the DC area here. It's not essential to buy paint.


My wife has been in the house all day, every day, trapped with all the projects we've been "too busy" to deal with the last few years.

You bet your sweet ass that trip to buy paint and tile was essential to keep me from wasting a hospital bed.
 
2020-03-30 11:47:57 PM  
Colorado has been under a stay-at-home order for several days, but it's pretty obvious that the only people not going about their lives as usual are people who work in restaurants, bars, offices, or schools. Maybe we're slowing the spread of the virus a little bit, but it can't be much based on how much activity there still is.
 
2020-03-30 11:48:43 PM  
I just spend the time whittling my own toilet paper from pieces of driftwood I've collected over the years.
 
2020-03-30 11:59:21 PM  
Wonder what it is for worldwide percentage at this point
 
2020-03-31 12:00:53 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Still too much traffic out. These are not all essential workers or going to the grocery store. Also, fark the people who took all the Ben and Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream so I had to settle for the house brand. And may you burn in hell for everlasting time while being read detailed George R R Martin descriptions of food as read by Ben Stein, you, you shiathead who took all the sliced cheese so I was left with cheese product. CHEESE PRODUCT! I mean, that's not a substitution; cheese product is not farking cheese. I can't eat a sandwich with cheese product. So, yeah, stop going to the grocery assholes.


You know you can just throw some marrow bones in a giant pot of water and have soup
 
2020-03-31 12:02:01 AM  

Boondock3806: Walker: Yeah do some research on how that's working out. Florida beaches are packed, In NYC today crowds were all packed together to see that Comfort hospital ship come in, there were giant lines at Home Depot in the DC area here. It's not essential to buy paint.

My wife has been in the house all day, every day, trapped with all the projects we've been "too busy" to deal with the last few years.

You bet your sweet ass that trip to buy paint and tile was essential to keep me from wasting a hospital bed.


I hope you two are staying 6 feet away from each other
 
2020-03-31 12:02:11 AM  
Well, it upset my plans for pretty much the rest of my life.
 
2020-03-31 12:03:01 AM  

chewynathan2: Well, it upset my plans for pretty much the rest of my life.


😭
 
2020-03-31 12:03:21 AM  
So farking stay home. Some of us assholes "have to" go out right now but we would rather not. Please stay the fark away from us.
 
2020-03-31 12:03:44 AM  
If it works, it'll seem like it wasn't needed.
 
2020-03-31 12:03:56 AM  
i'm in the bay area and we were in first wave  of shelter in place in california.  Tomorrow will be two weeks and hopefully it's helping.   On the days it hasn't rained i've walked around least 8 miles a day and actually talking to people on the phone and not just via text.
 
2020-03-31 12:04:32 AM  
It got a little windy today and fairly large branch came down in the backyard (hitting nothing and landing very close to the previous branch that came down that I still haven't cut up). I watched the trees taking a beating for about 15-20 minutes. Envy me my daily entertainment, peons.
 
2020-03-31 12:05:21 AM  

waxbeans: Boondock3806: Walker: Yeah do some research on how that's working out. Florida beaches are packed, In NYC today crowds were all packed together to see that Comfort hospital ship come in, there were giant lines at Home Depot in the DC area here. It's not essential to buy paint.

My wife has been in the house all day, every day, trapped with all the projects we've been "too busy" to deal with the last few years.

You bet your sweet ass that trip to buy paint and tile was essential to keep me from wasting a hospital bed.

I hope you two are staying 6 feet away from each other


She doesn't have much reach, but she's quick and she's strong. I prefer my social distancing to involve a wall - one that doesn't need to be painted, that is.
 
2020-03-31 12:07:27 AM  

Fara Clark: I think we are about to learn what's the minimum labor this country can really get by with.


The entire country is  essentially operating on emergency battery power.

At what point are the batteries pulled completely flat, and what happens afterward?
 
2020-03-31 12:12:54 AM  
Here is a thought experiment. You have 10 people in your state infected with a spreadable disease. Multiply that but 1,3. You end up with 13 after 1 day. Multiply that again by 1.3.  That is how many infected people your state has have after 2 days, Keep it going for a while. It is called exponential growth for the coronavirus,.
 
2020-03-31 12:22:23 AM  
In contrast, here in NZ we've been under lockdown for nearly a week, and the borders closed for almost two weeks. The only places you can go are essential workplaces (which are pretty limited), the grocery store, the pharmacy, and a walk from your residence. These restrictions are enforceable by police. Most people seem to be abiding by the terms. Wage subsidies have gone out, so if they've lost work people are being paid up to ~$550/week.

Every day at 1:00 the director of the ministry of health gives a press conference and announces the latest numbers. Testing is up and new cases are trending down for the past few days, with the expectation that cases peak in 7-10 days. All but 10 cases (1-2%) have been traceable to international travel, and those are "old". Today they stated that the goal is elimination, not flattening the curve. They appear to believe that so long as the lockdown is abided for another month, they can then gradually relax restrictions while keeping the borders closed.
 
2020-03-31 12:23:22 AM  
I've been out of work for two weeks. Feeding on grubs, roots, and small woodland creatures. I was squatting to defecate in some bushes and my neighbor yelled at me to get the hell out of his azaleas and quit being a f*cking weirdo. It's a difficult time for everyone.
 
2020-03-31 12:26:22 AM  
If trumpy was (object adverb) \\ suitable for discribing\\ (object adjective) he would have shut down the usa for 8 weeks starting two weeks ago.  Instead the populations are doing it on their own accord.
 
2020-03-31 12:34:25 AM  

TheManofPA: Wonder what it is for worldwide percentage at this point


We hear almost nothing from the third world. It's going to be horrendous when the virus tears through places where people already live without sanitation and clean after.
 
2020-03-31 12:35:17 AM  

jaytkay: TheManofPA: Wonder what it is for worldwide percentage at this point

We hear almost nothing from the third world. It's going to be horrendous when the virus tears through places where people already live without sanitation and clean after.


But isn't that there Monday?
 
2020-03-31 12:37:13 AM  

TheManofPA: Wonder what it is for worldwide percentage at this point


43% as of yesterday according to an estimate from Al Jazeera.
 
2020-03-31 12:40:33 AM  
Today a coworker of mine was almost in tears telling me how he's going insane being stuck at home for 2.5 working days of the week. I just don't relate. I know he's the guy who will park in someone's cubicle or office to talk at them for a while, but people just can't cope with not having someone to talk at.
 
2020-03-31 12:40:34 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Fara Clark: I think we are about to learn what's the minimum labor this country can really get by with.

The entire country is  essentially operating on emergency battery power.

At what point are the batteries pulled completely flat, and what happens afterward?


Tough question.   All Tesla's will be grounded in a week or so if the owners don't have solar panels as the coal powered and natural gas plants shut down.  I've never been able to understand how folks consider those green without thinking about what charges them.  I'll save that for later..  Us folks with gasoline powered cars will be SOL as Billy Bob can only siphon so much fuel out of a tank 25 food down.  This will be interesting.
 
2020-03-31 12:43:30 AM  
Introverts, check up on your extrovert friends.

They're not okay.
 
2020-03-31 12:45:09 AM  

skyotter: Introverts, check up on your extrovert friends.

They're not okay.


Yeah, two posts up (is the filter gonna get me?). They are not well. Hope they survive.

/ISTJ the last time I checked
 
2020-03-31 12:45:12 AM  
Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12​-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-p​anic/
 
2020-03-31 12:45:15 AM  

BlueBox: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Fara Clark: I think we are about to learn what's the minimum labor this country can really get by with.

The entire country is  essentially operating on emergency battery power.

At what point are the batteries pulled completely flat, and what happens afterward?

Tough question.   All Tesla's will be grounded in a week or so if the owners don't have solar panels as the coal powered and natural gas plants shut down.  I've never been able to understand how folks consider those green without thinking about what charges them.  I'll save that for later..  Us folks with gasoline powered cars will be SOL as Billy Bob can only siphon so much fuel out of a tank 25 food down.  This will be interesting.


Dude, power plants, grid operations, and pipelines are exempt from every lockdown/quarentine/etc order worldwide. Also, even on the dirtiest grid in the US a Model 3 is cleaner than a Prius Eco as of last year (at least for CO2).
 
2020-03-31 12:47:23 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12​-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-p​anic/


Fark the Guardian and every other member of the conservative death cult, we're not going to sacrafice lives at the alter of the oligarchs no matter how much they bleet their lies.
 
2020-03-31 12:58:08 AM  
Anyone wanna kill anyone? This isn't going to get much easier.
 
2020-03-31 12:58:49 AM  
Thank God we have such a stable genius as President to lead us through this crisis.
 
2020-03-31 1:00:32 AM  

WayneKerr: Today a coworker of mine was almost in tears telling me how he's going insane being stuck at home for 2.5 working days of the week. I just don't relate. I know he's the guy who will park in someone's cubicle or office to talk at them for a while, but people just can't cope with not having someone to talk at.


And yet before all this these very same people had no problem not interacting with whatever individual personally didn't like whatsoever I find all this very interesting
 
2020-03-31 1:01:28 AM  

robodog: fark'emfeed'emfish: Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12​-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-p​anic/

Fark the Guardian and every other member of the conservative death cult, we're not going to sacrafice lives at the alter of the oligarchs no matter how much they bleet their lies.


💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
 
2020-03-31 1:02:57 AM  

waxbeans: AliceBToklasLives: Still too much traffic out. These are not all essential workers or going to the grocery store. Also, fark the people who took all the Ben and Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream so I had to settle for the house brand. And may you burn in hell for everlasting time while being read detailed George R R Martin descriptions of food as read by Ben Stein, you, you shiathead who took all the sliced cheese so I was left with cheese product. CHEESE PRODUCT! I mean, that's not a substitution; cheese product is not farking cheese. I can't eat a sandwich with cheese product. So, yeah, stop going to the grocery assholes.

You know you can just throw some marrow bones in a giant pot of water and have soup


That flavor was called Bone Plugs 'n Hominy. Ben and Jerry wisely replaced it with Justice ReMix'd.
 
2020-03-31 1:03:16 AM  

rusty typewriter: Here is a thought experiment. You have 10 people in your state infected with a spreadable disease. Multiply that but 1,3. You end up with 13 after 1 day. Multiply that again by 1.3.  That is how many infected people your state has have after 2 days, Keep it going for a while. It is called exponential growth for the coronavirus,.


We're already swimming in this farking thing.

It's about time to give up and let the chips fall.
 
2020-03-31 1:05:49 AM  

robodog: fark'emfeed'emfish: Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12​-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-p​anic/

Fark the Guardian and every other member of the conservative death cult, we're not going to sacrafice lives at the alter of the oligarchs no matter how much they bleet their lies.


Check that link again...
 
kab
2020-03-31 1:07:24 AM  

Fara Clark: I think we are about to learn what's the minimum labor this country can really get by with.


We already know what it is.  If anything good comes out of this exercise, it will be that we might finally jettison the tired old adage of "having to earn your keep"

/I know, who am I kidding
 
kab
2020-03-31 1:10:41 AM  

Iniamyen: Anyone wanna kill anyone? This isn't going to get much easier.


This is everyday life for plenty of adults, even in the best of times.  You'll get over it.
 
2020-03-31 1:12:51 AM  

Bootleg: There's some surprises in that (Like farking Idaho being under lockdown!), but otherwise it's about what I would expect from politicians.


Idaho? Now it's gonna become a state full of couch potatoes.
 
2020-03-31 1:14:07 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: robodog: fark'emfeed'emfish: Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12​-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-p​anic/

Fark the Guardian and every other member of the conservative death cult, we're not going to sacrafice lives at the alter of the oligarchs no matter how much they bleet their lies.

Check that link again...


Don't need to, anyone saying that anyone in public life pretty much anywhere in the world is doing 'too much' is out of their freaking mind. Even the most aggressive actions have barely been sufficient to keep this in check, minimizing rather preventing harm. This isn't Alar where you can argue that more people will die from access to cheap fresh fruit than might die from a few additional cancers, this is trying to keep upwards of 10% of the population from being killed off. I'm not going to even entertain the notion that we would be doing less, it's WRONG.
 
2020-03-31 1:14:21 AM  

kab: Iniamyen: Anyone wanna kill anyone? This isn't going to get much easier.

This is everyday life for plenty of adults, even in the best of times.  You'll get over it.


I'm 46 I've lived long enough to understand that violence of any sort is kind of pointless especially murder thee murdered person doesn't really understand why you murdered them and anyone looking from the outside also doesn't understand why you murdered your victim
End of the a day it is pointless to murder people because it doesn't accomplish the desired results which would be understanding
 
2020-03-31 1:15:45 AM  

rusty typewriter: Here is a thought experiment. You have 10 people in your state infected with a spreadable disease. Multiply that but 1,3. You end up with 13 after 1 day. Multiply that again by 1.3.  That is how many infected people your state has have after 2 days, Keep it going for a while. It is called exponential growth for the coronavirus,.


What Fauci calls "letting it rip".

The evolutionary norm that's been rendered passé.
 
2020-03-31 1:16:52 AM  

robodog: fark'emfeed'emfish: Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12​-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-p​anic/

Fark the Guardian and every other member of the conservative death cult, we're not going to sacrafice lives at the alter of the oligarchs no matter how much they bleet their lies.


If you're referring to The Guardian newspaper, it's not conservative, and the link above is an "alternative facts" site unrelated to the paper.
 
2020-03-31 1:21:45 AM  

JudgeSmails: i'm in the bay area and we were in first wave  of shelter in place in california.  Tomorrow will be two weeks and hopefully it's helping.   On the days it hasn't rained i've walked around least 8 miles a day and actually talking to people on the phone and not just via text.


The Mercury had a story that went something along the lines of "San Francisco hospitals surprised but pleased that they aren't New York".

Because we shut this shiat down.

Cuomo, for all the press he's been getting and pleas for help, should a shut down New York long before he did - or at least let Bill de Blasio do the city. But he didn't. We did, and you can see the difference.
 
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