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2020-05-20 9:17:28 AM  
Nothing has changed, assholes.
 
2020-05-20 9:21:31 AM  
Sorry grandma, I need a haircut!
 
2020-05-20 9:26:56 AM  

Action Replay Nick: Sorry grandma, I need a haircut!


I would kill for a haircut.  But it's probably going to be a couple more weeks.  Regardless of what other people are doing, my wife and I are taking it nice and slow.

It would totally suck if we put up with two months of being stuck at home just to catch it now.
 
2020-05-20 9:32:47 AM  

BizarreMan: Action Replay Nick: Sorry grandma, I need a haircut!

I would kill for a haircut.  But it's probably going to be a couple more weeks.  Regardless of what other people are doing, my wife and I are taking it nice and slow.

It would totally suck if we put up with two months of being stuck at home just to catch it now.


Yeah, I'm wait-and-see myself on going anywhere out in the general public as well. My kids are going back to daycare Tuesday though, it's a licensed home deal and there are only 2 other families, and everyone takes not catching/spreading disease seriously even pre-pandemic. I know there's a risk but my kids are 3 and 2 and I know my wife and I are not able to give them all the mental engagement they really need due to also having to work. The first month my wife was doing several hours of learning every day with them, but it's had to taper off to about twice a week now due to her workload. I'm just writing the past month off as an early glimpse for them at how boring summer breaks are going to be when they get a little older.
 
2020-05-20 9:35:11 AM  
I want to make rock juice on urethane holds at the climbing gym. =(
 
2020-05-20 9:36:19 AM  

BizarreMan: I would kill for a haircut.


I mean, you can get a haircut, just not a professional one.  My wife did pretty well for a first try.  Definitely not the best haircut I've ever had, but it is not bad at all.  And that was the first time she'd ever cut hair.  It seems like it's something that most people should be able to figure out.
 
2020-05-20 9:53:19 AM  
Part of the reason is simply that people are tired of lockdown and want to go back to business as usual.

Nope. The majority were fine with it. Try again.
 
2020-05-20 9:57:43 AM  
What if you hate grandma & grandpa and want a nice fat inheritance? Hey, time to party like it's 1999!!!
 
2020-05-20 10:05:09 AM  
Oh, I'm sure *cough* it'll be *cough* fine... is it hot in here, or it just me?
 
2020-05-20 10:14:58 AM  

BizarreMan: Action Replay Nick: Sorry grandma, I need a haircut!

I would kill for a haircut.  But it's probably going to be a couple more weeks.  Regardless of what other people are doing, my wife and I are taking it nice and slow.

It would totally suck if we put up with two months of being stuck at home just to catch it now.


I've been getting my haircut by the same person for almost 20 years.  She broke off from where she worked and opened her own place about six years ago and she is really anxious to get her place going again.  I told her to call me as soon as she was open and I'll come in.  She said she's setting things up to be as cautious as possible and unfortunately won't be serving complimentary whiskey for a while.  My wife's a physician and we're taking precautions, not leaving or going anywhere unless we really need to.
 
2020-05-20 10:18:22 AM  
So now is when the rest of us REALLY need to stay inside.
 
2020-05-20 10:19:04 AM  

Mugato: Nothing has changed, assholes.


Yes it has. Now they are tired of doing the right thing.
 
2020-05-20 10:19:12 AM  
Eh, we gave it a run.  We're certainly not our grandparents' generation.
 
2020-05-20 10:19:23 AM  

Nabb1: BizarreMan: Action Replay Nick: Sorry grandma, I need a haircut!

I would kill for a haircut.  But it's probably going to be a couple more weeks.  Regardless of what other people are doing, my wife and I are taking it nice and slow.

It would totally suck if we put up with two months of being stuck at home just to catch it now.

I've been getting my haircut by the same person for almost 20 years.  She broke off from where she worked and opened her own place about six years ago and she is really anxious to get her place going again.  I told her to call me as soon as she was open and I'll come in.  She said she's setting things up to be as cautious as possible and unfortunately won't be serving complimentary whiskey for a while.  My wife's a physician and we're taking precautions, not leaving or going anywhere unless we really need to.


If this were true then you wouldn't be going to get a haircut.
 
2020-05-20 10:19:42 AM  

gopher321: What if you hate grandma & grandpa and want a nice fat inheritance? Hey, time to party like it's 1999!!!


If you hate grandma and grandpa, chances are you ain't getting shiat.
 
2020-05-20 10:19:49 AM  
We as a country simply don't have the discipline, patience, intelligence, empathy, maturity, or foresight to properly handle this.

We have no concept of tyranny or oppression. We have no concept of anything beyond our immediate and personal convenience.

God damn this sh*thole country. We are the worst.

( Do people not realize that for businesses to make money, shoppers and workers need to be healthy and not dying?? )
 
2020-05-20 10:19:58 AM  
Incorrect. Many Americans were protesting about two minutes after the stay-at-home orders went into effect.
 
2020-05-20 10:22:03 AM  
MD opened up a week ago...and had the highest spike in cases already.  Thank God our red Governor is acting like a blue one.  We have better testing than many, because we snuck the materials past Jared, and hopefully our hospitals will be able to handle it.
 
2020-05-20 10:22:22 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: So now is when the rest of us REALLY need to stay inside.


Well, for me it's easy - I'm retired, and don't need to earn a living, so my number one useful task seems to me to be staying out of the way of those who don't have that luxury indefinitely.
If I don't get sick, or injured, or in any kind of trouble, no one has to take care of me.
No disease ever hits a 100% infection rate, or anything close - millions of Americans will never get this disease, and I intend to be one of them.
 
2020-05-20 10:23:02 AM  
Yesterday just before about 5 PM I was driving down the main drag in my city which is normally something I would desperately avoid because it turns a 10-15 minute trip into an hour. But it was smooth sailing. I was hungry and so passing by lots of places that, in better times, I might have stopped in for a bite or stopped in for some take out hit me because most of them were closed. The waves of frustration did really hit.

Why was I going out? Well I need to pick up a spark tester to diagnose what was wrong with my lawnmower. The grass still grows. I'm not going to buy a new mower just because this one won't start. And if I took it somewhere for someone else to fix, that's two more weeks.

No, I don't think we should just say fark it, let's all go back to normal, but I do get the frustration people feel. It isn't easy. And I really want to go and take my grandkids out to fly a kite and run around in a playground. But if we can just behave a bit longer, we might get new infections down to a rate where contact tracing can work. Please. That's really the trigger to me. Have contact tracing going so we can intelligently open and close things before things bloom.
 
2020-05-20 10:23:16 AM  
And again, we had to sneak our testing materials past the President's stepson and his teams of goons in order to keep it.

Many f*ck yous, Trumpers.
 
2020-05-20 10:23:41 AM  
I've posted this before. It's a Tableau sheet of the Pandemic I put together from NY Times data started. The previous high was on April 10th.

https://public.tableau.com/profile/er​b​ieber7480#!/vizhome/CovidUS-FromNYT/Da​shboard2?publish=yes

I've focused on the South to start, but anyone can pick whatever states they want to look at.

(Note: I've heard about data concerns from Georgia and Florida. I only use the data provided so I can't confirm the Georgia data)
 
2020-05-20 10:24:13 AM  
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Maybe we're due for some Darwinism. I mean, we can't let these people continue to contaminate the gene pool, can we?
 
2020-05-20 10:24:44 AM  
It doesn't help that President Tide Pod continues to downplay the dangers and whine about needing to reopen.


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2020-05-20 10:25:27 AM  
Gonna be real weird for America in couple months when everything needs to shut down again, but every other developed nation will celebrating the success of their gradual, structured re-openings in some degree.
 
2020-05-20 10:25:30 AM  
Dim Rallying Cry:  Tank the Economy - Blame Trump!
 
2020-05-20 10:25:38 AM  

EatHam: BizarreMan: I would kill for a haircut.

I mean, you can get a haircut, just not a professional one.  My wife did pretty well for a first try.  Definitely not the best haircut I've ever had, but it is not bad at all.  And that was the first time she'd ever cut hair.  It seems like it's something that most people should be able to figure out.


I've given myself and my son a couple hair cuts already.  Getting better at it.  Wasn't as hard as I thought and it's kinda fun.  I may never go back to the barber.
 
2020-05-20 10:26:05 AM  

JohnHall: I've posted this before. It's a Tableau sheet of the Pandemic I put together from NY Times data started. The previous high was on April 10th.

https://public.tableau.com/profile/erb​ieber7480#!/vizhome/CovidUS-FromNYT/Da​shboard2?publish=yes

I've focused on the South to start, but anyone can pick whatever states they want to look at.

(Note: I've heard about data concerns from Georgia and Florida. I only use the data provided so I can't confirm the Georgia data)


Ugh, What I meant to write is that The south has the highest 7-day average of cases (5,932) since the pandemic started. This is notable only because the previous high was on April 10th, and had dipped below 5,000 at the end of April.
 
2020-05-20 10:26:12 AM  
'Well, you can't make people stay in forever.'

Right, because asking other people to live like I already do is true cruelty..
 
2020-05-20 10:26:23 AM  

Action Replay Nick: BizarreMan: Action Replay Nick: Sorry grandma, I need a haircut!

I would kill for a haircut.  But it's probably going to be a couple more weeks.  Regardless of what other people are doing, my wife and I are taking it nice and slow.

It would totally suck if we put up with two months of being stuck at home just to catch it now.

Yeah, I'm wait-and-see myself on going anywhere out in the general public as well. My kids are going back to daycare Tuesday though, it's a licensed home deal and there are only 2 other families, and everyone takes not catching/spreading disease seriously even pre-pandemic. I know there's a risk but my kids are 3 and 2 and I know my wife and I are not able to give them all the mental engagement they really need due to also having to work. The first month my wife was doing several hours of learning every day with them, but it's had to taper off to about twice a week now due to her workload. I'm just writing the past month off as an early glimpse for them at how boring summer breaks are going to be when they get a little older.


We are in a similar boat, the wife and I have been able to work from home.  She's been travelling to her parents every other week so the TV isn't the sole babysitter for our 3 and 1 yr old. Once they go back to daycare (we're putting it off as long as feasible) we're pretty much guaranteed to be exposed. My main hope is that they have reliable antibody tests available at that time so we know can know if we were asymptomatic carriers at some point.
 
2020-05-20 10:26:32 AM  
I wonder if the people who are aching to go out don't do their own lawns and gardening and cleaning. I use enough energy doing all of these things to stay sane. And I have a small house and lawn/garden.

We added a fish and started some seedlings and this was enough added responsibility to keep us busy.

I miss work, but I'm at an acceptance point in my life where I'm okay being safe and inside.
 
2020-05-20 10:27:30 AM  
It turns out that people are actually reluctant to get sick and die.  Who could have foreseen that!?
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But I fully support you going to Applebee's.  Hurry up and get sick for my herd immunity.
 
2020-05-20 10:27:38 AM  

karnal: Dim Rallying Cry:  Tank the Economy - Blame Trump!


Dipshiat rallying cry: Kill Americans - Hail Trump!
 
2020-05-20 10:28:40 AM  
I don't get why these people didn't have months worth of money saved up so they could've weathered this storm.

I mean, sure, now I don't have a rainy day fund.  Now if I need surgery I'll have to take out a loan.  If there is something else unexpected I'll be evicted and become homeless.  My retirement plans are pushed back 5 years.  And since I spent money now and inflation is going to be a biatch, I'll be poorer for the rest of my life and I won't be able to provide an increased standard of living to my children.

But dammit, we gotta keep those 100 year olds healthy!

/been a work at home farker for a year already
//times have been good for my industry
///not everyone is so lucky.
 
2020-05-20 10:29:28 AM  
The first day I looked at the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard, the US had 681 cases.
 
2020-05-20 10:30:00 AM  
It might have helped if a coherent plan had been put together on a National level, and that local leaders who tried to lead weren't drowned out by a moron.
 
2020-05-20 10:31:40 AM  
This is first degree hurrdurr.
 
2020-05-20 10:32:03 AM  

Alphax: 'Well, you can't make people stay in forever.'

Right, because asking other people to live like I already do is true cruelty..


I read this in March, and it stuck with me.  I thought this guy was being a Debbie Downer.  I now think he was right:   https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/i​ta​ly-hermit-coronavirus/index.html

"I read a lot, and think. I think many people are scared of reading because if they do, they'll start meditating and thinking about stuff, and that can be dangerous.
"If you start seeing things under a different light and be critical, you could end up seeing what a miserable life you lead or what a bad person you are or the bad things you did."
This introspection can, he says, ultimately be highly rewarding. Morandi recounts his own transformation from an inveterate wanderer who traveled across Europe each year to a solitary islander.
"I just didn't feel like traveling anymore -- no interest," he says. "I understood that the most beautiful, dangerous, adventurous and gratifying journeys of all is the one inside yourself, whether you're sitting in the living room or under a canopy here in Budelli. That's why staying at home and doing nothing can be really hard for many."
But, he adds: "I never feel alone."
In Morandi's view, most people don't want to be alone because they can't stand their own company and the imposed shutdown is forcing many to face this.
And, he says, while the current crisis presents an opportunity to re-evaluate their lives, he doesn't think that many will make the most of it.
"I don't believe in the healing power of people to change," he says. "Perhaps some individuals will, but the majority are too accustomed to comforts and frenetic lifestyles."
 
2020-05-20 10:32:38 AM  

RussianPotato: I don't get why these people didn't have months worth of money saved up so they could've weathered this storm.

I mean, sure, now I don't have a rainy day fund.  Now if I need surgery I'll have to take out a loan.  If there is something else unexpected I'll be evicted and become homeless.  My retirement plans are pushed back 5 years.  And since I spent money now and inflation is going to be a biatch, I'll be poorer for the rest of my life and I won't be able to provide an increased standard of living to my children.

But dammit, we gotta keep those 100 year olds healthy!


I'm a cynical leftist, but even I didn't think the apotheosis of wage stagnation over the last half century would be "Our parents and grandparents are acceptable losses because we aren't paid enough to save money and our social safety net has been shredded."
 
2020-05-20 10:32:53 AM  
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2020-05-20 10:33:26 AM  
Two months from when? Protests started like a month ago?
 
2020-05-20 10:33:28 AM  

Rapmaster2000: It turns out that people are actually reluctant to get sick and die.  Who could have foreseen that!?
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But I fully support you going to Applebee's.  Hurry up and get sick for my herd immunity.


That includes pick up orders, which I think are safer than the Doordash Instacart etc. drivers who are going to every store in town.  Give me the employees only working in one building.
 
2020-05-20 10:33:38 AM  
About what I expected
 
2020-05-20 10:34:04 AM  

karnal: Dim Rallying Cry:  Tank the Economy - Blame Trump!


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2020-05-20 10:35:24 AM  

HansoSparxx: EatHam: BizarreMan: I would kill for a haircut.

I mean, you can get a haircut, just not a professional one.  My wife did pretty well for a first try.  Definitely not the best haircut I've ever had, but it is not bad at all.  And that was the first time she'd ever cut hair.  It seems like it's something that most people should be able to figure out.

I've given myself and my son a couple hair cuts already.  Getting better at it.  Wasn't as hard as I thought and it's kinda fun.  I may never go back to the barber.


I just broke out the #2 setting on the clippers and shaved my whole head.  My ex would kill me if I did that with my son however.
 
2020-05-20 10:37:24 AM  

RussianPotato: I don't get why these people didn't have months worth of money saved up so they could've weathered this storm.

I mean, sure, now I don't have a rainy day fund.  Now if I need surgery I'll have to take out a loan.  If there is something else unexpected I'll be evicted and become homeless.  My retirement plans are pushed back 5 years.  And since I spent money now and inflation is going to be a biatch, I'll be poorer for the rest of my life and I won't be able to provide an increased standard of living to my children.

But dammit, we gotta keep those 100 year olds healthy!

/been a work at home farker for a year already
//times have been good for my industry
///not everyone is so lucky.


Whatever, everybody knows you job ends November 3, 2020
 
2020-05-20 10:38:33 AM  

RussianPotato: I don't get why these people didn't have months worth of money saved up so they could've weathered this storm.

I mean, sure, now I don't have a rainy day fund.  Now if I need surgery I'll have to take out a loan.  If there is something else unexpected I'll be evicted and become homeless.  My retirement plans are pushed back 5 years.  And since I spent money now and inflation is going to be a biatch, I'll be poorer for the rest of my life and I won't be able to provide an increased standard of living to my children.

But dammit, we gotta keep those 100 year olds healthy!

/been a work at home farker for a year already
//times have been good for my industry
///not everyone is so lucky.


A ton of Americans barely pay all the bills on time in good times.
 
2020-05-20 10:38:54 AM  

koder: Part of the reason is simply that people are tired of lockdown and want to go back to business as usual.

Nope. The majority were fine with it. Try again.


This. The people who are 'tired of it' are entitled farkstains who want poor people  to be put at risk for THEIR convenience, and/or people in astroturfed protests. Everyone else is fine with the quarantine (or at least less fine with the alternative).
 
2020-05-20 10:39:34 AM  

born_yesterday: MD opened up a week ago...and had the highest spike in cases already.  Thank God our red Governor is acting like a blue one.  We have better testing than many, because we snuck the materials past Jared, and hopefully our hospitals will be able to handle it.


Montgomery County's County Executive Marc Elrich extended the stay-at-home order for the county indefinitely, until the CDC's criteria for opening are met:

A consistent decline over a 14-day period in new cases as more testing is conducted
A sustained decrease in the number of daily deaths
A downward trend in hospitalizations rates (and ICU beds in use)
A sustained decrease in the number of COVID-19 patients going to the ER

We'll still have increased exposure from idiots coming from other counties and Virginia, but it's something.

I, too, am impressed with our Red Governor. He's actually doing a pretty good job.
 
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