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2020-04-09 5:14:07 PM  
Those bodies are likely unembalmed
 
2020-04-09 6:54:45 PM  
"Just like the flu"
 
2020-04-09 7:37:57 PM  
I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...
 
2020-04-09 7:38:12 PM  

edmo: "Just like the flu"


"Yeah, maybe the Spanish flu of 1917-1920" is what I always think after someone says that.
 
2020-04-09 7:39:15 PM  
people die from the flu too ya'all......ya'll?  hello?  Whered eveyone go?   Ohhhh yeah at home hiding.

Idiots think this is the 'flu'

The world is rocked by this.  IT AINT THE FLU
 
2020-04-09 7:39:31 PM  

cretinbob: Those bodies are likely unembalmed


I seriously hope that's not the case. But you may be right. Safer to bury the body as is without dealing with a hazmat issue all over again.
 
2020-04-09 7:40:49 PM  
Two weeks? Okay.
 
2020-04-09 7:40:53 PM  

LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...


Crematoriums may be very busy right now.

Also some states have laws preventing cremation of unknown persons.
 
2020-04-09 7:41:33 PM  

LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...


Wouldn't it then go sorta kinda "Air Born" then......I know high temps are used but this is one tuff Mother of a Flu........not to be trusted to the air the rest of us are still trying to breathe.
 
2020-04-09 7:43:10 PM  
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2020-04-09 7:44:30 PM  
At least they don't have to practice social distancing anymore.
 
2020-04-09 7:45:31 PM  
Hart's Island has been NYC's potter's field since the Civil War.  There are some relatively famous people with some really farking tragic stories buried on the island, like Bobby Driscoll, one of Disney's first child stars.
 
2020-04-09 7:48:47 PM  

LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...


My mother just had to speak with the director of a crematorium/funeral home down in South Florida about arrangements (unfortunate issue but somehow not COVID-related) and the he went on to mention that he's getting concerned that he's getting close to (or may already be) exceeding the legal amount of pollution they can put out because they are basically now working/processing 24/7 and will be for the foreseeable future. That's farking crazy.
 
2020-04-09 7:51:39 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...

My mother just had to speak with the director of a crematorium/funeral home down in South Florida about arrangements (unfortunate issue but somehow not COVID-related) and the he went on to mention that he's getting concerned that he's getting close to (or may already be) exceeding the legal amount of pollution they can put out because they are basically now working/processing 24/7 and will be for the foreseeable future. That's farking crazy.


that means someone is under reporting deaths due to this outbreak.
 
2020-04-09 7:52:51 PM  
Finally breaking ground on the first Trumpville:

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2020-04-09 7:53:02 PM  

edmo: "Just like the flu"


I hate it when flu season hits each year and we always have to shelter in place at home and all the business close.
 
2020-04-09 7:53:43 PM  
February 26: "The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero."
February 26: "We're going very substantially down, not up."
February 27: "One day it's like a miracle, it will disappear."
March 6: "I think we're doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down... a tremendous job at keeping it down.
 
2020-04-09 7:54:36 PM  

KungFuJunkie: edmo: "Just like the flu"

I hate it when flu season hits each year and we always have to shelter in place at home and all the business close.


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2020-04-09 7:56:18 PM  
Uhhh.......

.....WINNING?
 
2020-04-09 8:00:36 PM  
But people die every day.
 
2020-04-09 8:02:20 PM  
"The first AIDS victims were buried away from other graves on the island in 1985 over fears they would infect the other bodies."

WTF
 
2020-04-09 8:02:22 PM  

LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...


Some religions forbid cremation and this has become a huge deal in other countries where bodies are being cremated without families knowing.

That's a problem the US doesn't need right now.
 
2020-04-09 8:02:31 PM  
Hazmat suits.... with bare faces and baseball caps?

This isn't even like the part of ET where the government rolls in and puts Eliot's house in a bubble.

This is more like Alien where every man on the ship is a working class idiot and we are all Ripley, appalled that we stuck on this ship.
 
2020-04-09 8:02:53 PM  

powhound: cretinbob: Those bodies are likely unembalmed

I seriously hope that's not the case. But you may be right. Safer to bury the body as is without dealing with a hazmat issue all over again.


These are unclaimed bodies and I have no idea if the city or state spends the money to embalm them. They've been burying the unclaimed bodies there for over a hundred years. Usually dug by Rikers Island Prisoners. Would like to have seen Harvey doing this.
 
2020-04-09 8:03:27 PM  
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2020-04-09 8:04:10 PM  
"Conservatives" a few weeks ago: "Hurr hurr, look at the Iranians digging mass graves! They're so stupid, they farked up so bad."

"Conservatives" 5 minutes from now: "Mass graves in the US are fake news!"
 
2020-04-09 8:09:04 PM  

goodncold: .

that means someone is under reporting deaths due to this outbreak.


Or they aren't testing, unless they have reason to.
 
2020-04-09 8:09:58 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Hart's Island has been NYC's potter's field since the Civil War.


Horse Hockey!
 
2020-04-09 8:10:14 PM  

KungFuJunkie: edmo: "Just like the flu"

I hate it when flu season hits each year and we always have to shelter in place at home and all the business close.


U know if the world had been doing that, we'd not have money for war. But why do that?
 
2020-04-09 8:10:44 PM  
To the tune of "You're so Vain"

Your mass graves
I probably think I'll end up interred there
Your mass graves (your mass graves)
I bet you that I will be interred there, -terred there.
 
2020-04-09 8:11:50 PM  

LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...





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2020-04-09 8:11:54 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Hazmat suits.... with bare faces and baseball caps?

This isn't even like the part of ET where the government rolls in and puts Eliot's house in a bubble.

This is more like Alien where every man on the ship is a working class idiot and we are all Ripley, appalled that we stuck on this ship.


One the other hand, we all look so hot in undershirt and panties.
 
2020-04-09 8:12:48 PM  
The city has used Hart Island to bury New Yorkers with no known next of kin or whose family are unable to arrange a funeral since the 19th century.

Well, if the family hasn't managed to arrange it in over a hundred years, it's probably not going to happen.
 
2020-04-09 8:14:07 PM  

Mock26: February 26: "The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero."
February 26: "We're going very substantially down, not up."
February 27: "One day it's like a miracle, it will disappear."
March 6: "I think we're doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down... a tremendous job at keeping it down.


Alllllllllll of this to avoid buying health insurance and to avoid a Death Panel. ROFLMAO. Hahaha.
Money is the only Death Panel humanity has ever needed/use/used/
But since I got a chance to make money that means it's okay.

Hahahaha.
Being able to become a slave master, too isn't actually 'freedom'. But u keep thinking that. Meh.
 
2020-04-09 8:16:25 PM  

EmmaLou: LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...

Some religions forbid cremation and this has become a huge deal in other countries where bodies are being cremated without families knowing.

That's a problem the US doesn't need right now.


Mmmmmm religion, keeping humanity down, since foreverrrrrrrrrrr
 
2020-04-09 8:18:27 PM  

mongbiohazard: "Conservatives" a few weeks ago: "Hurr hurr, look at the Iranians digging mass graves! They're so stupid, they farked up so bad."

"Conservatives" 5 minutes from now: "Mass graves in the US are fake news!"


It's a blue state, so still "hurr, hurr". If it was Texas or Florida it'd be "Fake News".

/It's like we're living through the 11th season of sitcom that was only popular due to catch phrases
 
2020-04-09 8:18:47 PM  

waxbeans: EmmaLou: LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...

Some religions forbid cremation and this has become a huge deal in other countries where bodies are being cremated without families knowing.

That's a problem the US doesn't need right now.

Mmmmmm religion, keeping humanity down, since foreverrrrrrrrrrr


Could also be cost. I wonder what the cost of pine box and contract labor vs cremation is.
 
2020-04-09 8:20:19 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: UNC_Samurai: Hart's Island has been NYC's potter's field since the Civil War.

Horse Hockey!


The island's first public use was as a training ground for the United States Colored Troops in 1864. Since then, Hart Island has been the location of a Union Civil War prison camp, a psychiatric institution, a tuberculosis sanatorium, a potter's field, a homeless shelter, a boys' reformatory, a jail, and a drug rehabilitation center. Several other structures, such as an amusement park, were planned for Hart Island but not built. During the Cold War, Nike defense missiles were stationed on Hart Island. The island was intermittently used as a prison and a homeless shelter until 1967, and the last inhabited structures were abandoned in 1977. The island now serves as the city's potter's field, run by the New York City Department of Correction until 2019, when the New York City Council voted to transfer jurisdiction to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
The remains of more than one million people are buried on Hart Island, though since the first decade of the 21st century, there are fewer than 1,500 burials a year. Burials on Hart Island include individuals who were not claimed by their families or did not have private funerals, as well as the homeless and the indigent. Access to the island is restricted by the Department of Correction, which operates an infrequent ferryboat service and imposes strict visitation quotas. Burials are conducted by Rikers Island inmates. The Hart Island Project, a public charity founded by visual artist Melinda Hunt, has tried to improve access to the island and make burial records more easily available
 
2020-04-09 8:26:55 PM  
....one missed Col. Potter, MASH, allusion...

waxbeans: OtherLittleGuy: UNC_Samurai: Hart's Island has been NYC's potter's field since the Civil War.

Horse Hockey!

The island's first public use was as a training ground for the United States Colored Troops in 1864. Since then, Hart Island has been the location of a Union Civil War prison camp, a psychiatric institution, a tuberculosis sanatorium, a potter's field, a homeless shelter, a boys' reformatory, a jail, and a drug rehabilitation center. Several other structures, such as an amusement park, were planned for Hart Island but not built. During the Cold War, Nike defense missiles were stationed on Hart Island. The island was intermittently used as a prison and a homeless shelter until 1967, and the last inhabited structures were abandoned in 1977. The island now serves as the city's potter's field, run by the New York City Department of Correction until 2019, when the New York City Council voted to transfer jurisdiction to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
The remains of more than one million people are buried on Hart Island, though since the first decade of the 21st century, there are fewer than 1,500 burials a year. Burials on Hart Island include individuals who were not claimed by their families or did not have private funerals, as well as the homeless and the indigent. Access to the island is restricted by the Department of Correction, which operates an infrequent ferryboat service and imposes strict visitation quotas. Burials are conducted by Rikers Island inmates. The Hart Island Project, a public charity founded by visual artist Melinda Hunt, has tried to improve access to the island and make burial records more easily available

 
2020-04-09 8:27:29 PM  

Porous Horace: To the tune of "You're so Vain"

Your mass graves
I probably think I'll end up interred there
Your mass graves (your mass graves)
I bet you that I will be interred there, -terred there.


Malevolent Creation - Mass Graves
Youtube Yi4BbFrBzno
 
2020-04-09 8:27:40 PM  
The dead aren't job creators so it's OK.
 
2020-04-09 8:27:43 PM  
all the ghoulish deniers can go lick a doorknob.
 
2020-04-09 8:30:00 PM  
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2020-04-09 8:31:53 PM  

Begoggle: The dead aren't job creators so it's OK.


Yeah, and until we change that math America is going to continue to struggle until it chokes on it's own vomit.
 
2020-04-09 8:33:57 PM  
Here is a better article than the Daily Fail:

https://gothamist.com/news/mass-buria​l​s-hart-island-increase-fivefold-covid-​19-death-toll-skyrockets

The workers are not prisoners. People are being buried on Hart island because the morgues cannot store the bodies the usual 30 days for families to claim them. Due to the high number of deaths, they can only be held 14 days, and since many people cannot claim their loved ones at this time, they have to go somewhere.

/often wondered if I'd end up a Hart Island resident some day.
 
2020-04-09 8:36:55 PM  

JudgeSmails: all the ghoulish deniers can go lick a doorknob.


Does that also apply to the folks cheering the body count on thinking it'll hurt Trump's reelection chances?
 
2020-04-09 8:37:10 PM  

LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...


Cremation takes hours per body, and the paperwork to get to that point can take days. It's not very efficient. Yeah there are newer Turbo retorts but they are still few and far between.
 
2020-04-09 8:37:25 PM  

waxbeans: EmmaLou: LarrySouth: I think that cremation would be a better way of guarding against future infection...

Some religions forbid cremation and this has become a huge deal in other countries where bodies are being cremated without families knowing.

That's a problem the US doesn't need right now.

Mmmmmm religion, keeping humanity down, since foreverrrrrrrrrrr


Really, who gives a shiat.
 
2020-04-09 8:39:30 PM  

Mouser: JudgeSmails: all the ghoulish deniers can go lick a doorknob.

Does that also apply to the folks cheering the body count on thinking it'll hurt Trump's reelection chances?


Those folks don't exist outside of your mind, so there is no answer.
Seriously, coabod.
 
2020-04-09 8:40:15 PM  

Mouser: JudgeSmails: all the ghoulish deniers can go lick a doorknob.

Does that also apply to the folks cheering the body count on thinking it'll hurt Trump's reelection chances?


i haven't hear anyone doing anything of the kind.  Reporting the numbers aren't cheering,these things are tracked for a reason.  Also EABOD
 
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