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2020-07-03 8:30:56 PM  
 
2020-07-03 8:55:24 PM  
The 38th parallel is a pretty strong boundary for stupid in the U.S. as well as Asia. Except north is inverse of south when you switch continents.
 
2020-07-04 3:15:24 AM  
I never understood the whole going to the beach crap.
 
2020-07-04 3:16:13 AM  
Hmm. California & Washington: This sorta confirms some things...
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Texas? Uh, oh.
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Florida? WTAF??? Most of my relatives are boned up the ass.
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2020-07-04 3:16:49 AM  
Isn't caseload in Canada really low? Yes, they're stupid for putting themselves at risk, but if the virus isn't spreading like crazy there probably isn't a need for a shutdown or ban. The policy goal isn't zero transmission. It's controllable transmission.
 
2020-07-04 3:21:18 AM  
54-40 0r fight!
 
2020-07-04 3:22:21 AM  
Okay; I have no idea what article I was commenting on, but I'd ended up on a county-level new cases per capita dashboard from am article noting that hot spots weren't specific states, but rather counties and regions in multiple states.

Here's the dashboard:
https://globalepidemics.org/key-metri​c​s-for-covid-suppression/
 
2020-07-04 3:35:58 AM  

mofa: Okay; I have no idea what article I was commenting on, but I'd ended up on a county-level new cases per capita dashboard from am article noting that hot spots weren't specific states, but rather counties and regions in multiple states.

Here's the dashboard:
https://globalepidemics.org/key-metric​s-for-covid-suppression/


Woot my county is only orangish.  Uh oh...Im surrounded by red counties.
 
2020-07-04 3:37:16 AM  
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2020-07-04 3:37:47 AM  
Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Ah, there it is.
 
2020-07-04 3:41:57 AM  

fusillade762: Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Ah, there it is.


But he was doing a good job on this before... especially for for someone who ran on a platform of $1  for a beer.

But, really do you expect the beach aged crowd to listen, that tends to be to young to think long term, and healthy enough that they should recover.
 
2020-07-04 3:45:10 AM  

mofa: Hmm. California & Washington: This sorta confirms some things...
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Texas? Uh, oh.
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Florida? WTAF??? Most of my relatives are boned up the ass.
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Where did these maps come from? They're very illustrative. Thank you.
 
2020-07-04 3:45:42 AM  
At least they say "excuse me" after sneezing on you.
 
2020-07-04 3:55:40 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: mofa: Hmm. California & Washington: This sorta confirms some things...
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Texas? Uh, oh.
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Florida? WTAF??? Most of my relatives are boned up the ass.
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Where did these maps come from? They're very illustrative. Thank you.


The dashboard is linked in my second post. It's from an NPR article on the main page two below this thread's article.
 
2020-07-04 4:00:25 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I never understood the whole going to the beach crap.


I'm an old fark, but when I was young, I went to some epic beach parties. The trick is to go to the beaches away from the cities. No cops. We used to bring in live bands (using a generator), kegs and literally party all night. Today, July 4th, is far and away the craziest day on these beaches. Any and all fireworks are in play because there's nothing to catch on fire (and again, no cops). Hallucinogenics FTW.

You don't have to surf or wear a speedo to enjoy hanging out at the beach. Bonny Doon (not dune) beach, north of Santa Cruz Ca.
 
2020-07-04 4:00:28 AM  

Shaggy_C: Isn't caseload in Canada really low? Yes, they're stupid for putting themselves at risk, but if the virus isn't spreading like crazy there probably isn't a need for a shutdown or ban. The policy goal isn't zero transmission. It's controllable transmission.


Active cases in Ontario are at 1789 as of July 3rd, out of a population of 14.7 million. So, low, but not vanishing. Ontario's caseload has remained flat for a while with a death rate of 8%.

Stupid enough that I'd call these people all morons.
 
2020-07-04 4:28:17 AM  
Ontario has beaches now? This global warming sea rise stuff is getting serious!
 
2020-07-04 4:40:26 AM  

ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now? This global warming sea rise stuff is getting serious!


Ontario sits in the middle of the Canadian Shield, a tectonic plate that is often below sea level. Lakes, lots of lakes. Including the Great Lakes, but also lesser ones.

There's also sea access in Hudson Bay, but curiously enough, that's a different tectonic plate.
 
2020-07-04 4:57:31 AM  

ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now? This global warming sea rise stuff is getting serious!


You know that lakes have beaches, right?
 
2020-07-04 4:59:57 AM  
Oh, wait, I know this - "what is lens compression, and how do you use it to make things look closer together than they really are?"

That image is shot with a big zoom on, and is intentionally designed to mislead.
 
2020-07-04 5:08:00 AM  
Bullshiat like this is going to keep people from being able to earn a living.
 
2020-07-04 5:29:26 AM  
Except for the partially Closing down the beach thing.....

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/pop​u​lar-ontario-beach-partially-closing-af​ter-human-behaviour-at-its-worst-on-ca​nada-day-1.5008748

It's NOT the locals that are the problem, its the brain dead CITIOTS from the GTA who are basically Canada's version of American's.
Rich entitled Twats who think the Universe revolves around just them.
 
2020-07-04 5:44:01 AM  
I'm masked up. 

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2020-07-04 5:56:14 AM  
I suspect good old boy Doug would go anywhere with jam, let alone jam packed.
 
2020-07-04 5:59:38 AM  
The groups in the videos seemed small, and they were properly spaced apart. Since this was outdoors, I would think the risk would be pretty low for the spread of the virus.
I wouldn't be there, but I'm a germaphobe.
 
2020-07-04 6:23:36 AM  

Shaggy_C: Isn't caseload in Canada really low? Yes, they're stupid for putting themselves at risk, but if the virus isn't spreading like crazy there probably isn't a need for a shutdown or ban. The policy goal isn't zero transmission. It's controllable transmission.


Umm, no?

The policy is to have eradicated it like Polio. Maybe where you live people consider half-arsing a win, here;- not a chance.

I'd love to know the demographic and socio-political leanings of those plague rats on the sand. I bet the data would tell a straight forward tale of Karens and Kens. I feel sorry for all the minors who's guardians thought it was a good idea to do this beaching to them. I wonder how the 'responsible' adults will feel when some die and some live with life-altering disabilities.

But hey, got to go beachin', nothing else matters.
 
2020-07-04 6:24:32 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: mofa: Hmm. California & Washington: This sorta confirms some things...
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Texas? Uh, oh.
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Florida? WTAF??? Most of my relatives are boned up the ass.
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Where did these maps come from? They're very illustrative. Thank you.


Choropleths with no caption and no legend are illustrative?
 
2020-07-04 6:31:27 AM  

ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now?

Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach
Youtube QEQkIEkxm7k

 
2020-07-04 7:28:05 AM  

outtatowner: The policy is to have eradicated it like Polio.


That's not the official policy anywhere outside of China and maybe New Zealand as a corner case. The rest of world has decided that they're happy enough with controlled spread with an R less than 1. A few dozen deaths per month are acceptable if it means keeping the economy open.
 
2020-07-04 8:04:16 AM  

duckpoopy: AllCatsAreBeautiful: mofa: Hmm. California & Washington: This sorta confirms some things...
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Texas? Uh, oh.
[Fark user image image 425x382]
Florida? WTAF??? Most of my relatives are boned up the ass.
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Where did these maps come from? They're very illustrative. Thank you.

Choropleths with no caption and no legend are illustrative?


I suspect you're all in the wrong thread.  Try the one two down from here.

/Damn Americans, can't keep them out even with the border closed.
 
2020-07-04 8:06:01 AM  

ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now? This global warming sea rise stuff is getting serious!


Yes, and they suck.  I got shiat this week because I refused to swim in a muddy hole immediately downhill from a tailings pond, which is the best Sudbury has to offer.  When I lived in Australia, I had a nicer beach than that in my backyard.
 
2020-07-04 8:23:07 AM  

Bondith: ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now? This global warming sea rise stuff is getting serious!

Yes, and they suck.  I got shiat this week because I refused to swim in a muddy hole immediately downhill from a tailings pond, which is the best Sudbury has to offer.  When I lived in Australia, I had a nicer beach than that in my backyard.


The good beaches in Canada are on the coasts and even then the water's pretty cold.  Beaches on the Great Lakes or a river bank are pretty sad.  There is something to be said for how refreshing a dip in one of the smaller (clean) lakes up in the Shield on a hot summer day but those have the serious downside of needing industrial strength insect repellent.
 
2020-07-04 8:24:20 AM  
We have idiots in Canada. Trust me. If you want a list I can provide some names.
 
2020-07-04 8:51:53 AM  

ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now? This global warming sea rise stuff is getting serious!


we have 4 out of five great lakes. we have loads of nice beaches. muskoka region is also very nice.
 
2020-07-04 9:05:55 AM  

fusillade762: Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Ah, there it is.


He's reverting to Tory form. Mind you, a Liberal would do the same, only more slickly because most of them are lawyers rather than business people and some are even school teachers (mostly NDP, though).

Human nature is the same everywhere and in all times, although the cultural garb may vary. Giant Covid 19 virus outside should have told you that eternal truth. Take a flier. It gives you free entry to all orgies and bars.

Hey, we're all Americans from Baffinland to Patagonia. In the same way that the Scots and Welch are British, "English" to Americans. We're just not all stupid Gringos. Some of us are stupid peasants.
 
2020-07-04 9:07:05 AM  

gaslight: We have idiots in Canada. Trust me. If you want a list I can provide some names.


You tell them Bub, Pal, Friend, Brother, Guy ... my personal list would be long on bourgeoisie, short on people I actually know or care about.
 
2020-07-04 9:11:53 AM  
The graphs and tables are looking good.

In the territories and most small provinces, the chart is starting to look like it is in binary, all 0s and 1s.

If you look at the figures per 100,000 some of them are below the decimal and some are even below a decimal and a zero. On a graph with the USA, Canada is flat-lining the Covid like New Zealand.

But there are warning signs, even in the countries doing way better than Canada (which is all the other Usual Suspects who top international studies and polls of well-being, health, wealth per capita, etc.)

Australia is trending up almost as badly as the USA, only from a very low base. New Zealand is holding, but I just say they had new cases in Baffinland (Baffin Island, Nunuvut), although no deaths in any of the Territories with their tiny, remote populations locked-down like Indian reserves that don't sell tax-free cigarettes and weed.
 
2020-07-04 9:13:01 AM  
Reserves, reservations. It's like defence and defense. I can never remember which one is the American one, so I use them more or less interchangeably, like railway and railroad, pop, soda and Coke.
 
2020-07-04 9:24:57 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I never understood the whole going to the beach crap.


Me, neither. I love water but would be just as happy in the book stores of Ham, England, and during July and August would sooner be in Iceland if they don't have black flies.

My skin is like parchment. I get it from my Danish and Scottish ancestors. Northern Sun only.
 
2020-07-04 9:25:18 AM  
You can see through it. I am the Visible Man!
 
2020-07-04 10:34:58 AM  

Shaggy_C: Isn't caseload in Canada really low?


Toronto is Canada's Covid hotspot due to high population density.   Woodbine beach (as mentioned in the story) is in Toronto.
 
2020-07-04 10:41:12 AM  

LewDux: ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QEQkIEkx​m7k]


you should look that up, if I recall correctly they only named the physical beach that after the success of the song.

And that a bunch of other Echo Beaches claimed it was written about theirs.

It would make a fun stoner conspiracy movie, for sure.
 
2020-07-04 10:44:35 AM  
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2020-07-04 12:13:04 PM  
No, they're everywhere.

And people who pretend there's some kind of imaginary line magically separating the morons from elites are just as moronic.
 
2020-07-04 12:24:37 PM  

Shaggy_C: outtatowner: The policy is to have eradicated it like Polio.

That's not the official policy anywhere outside of China and maybe New Zealand as a corner case. The rest of world has decided that they're happy enough with controlled spread with an R less than 1. A few dozen deaths per month are acceptable if it means keeping the economy open.


That's correct at the government level. As long as the overall spread is limited, they're giving individual citizens the option of deciding whether or not to volunteer for one of those 'acceptable losses' positions. Personally I am planning to continue avoiding bars and movie theatres, giving myself shiatty home haircuts, etc. for at least the rest of the year.
 
2020-07-04 3:45:32 PM  

i ignore u: ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now? This global warming sea rise stuff is getting serious!

You know that lakes have beaches, right?


I grew up and spent the majority of my life not more than an hour's drive to the beach, at most, with a lot of that much, much closer.
I never considered lakesides beaches.
To me it's like calling places like the empty flats near grand the Grand Canyon deserts.
If it's not sandy it's not a beach/desert.

/underlining "to me"
//because I know one of you smart alecks is going to say "but Antarctica is a desert"!
 
2020-07-04 4:07:30 PM  

Salmon: LewDux: ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QEQkIEkx​m7k]

you should look that up, if I recall correctly they only named the physical beach that after the success of the song.

And that a bunch of other Echo Beaches claimed it was written about theirs.

It would make a fun stoner conspiracy movie, for sure.


I have terrible memory so I knew that

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i38​fCD​srKIg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPt​8Ev​pZWF8
 
2020-07-04 4:46:33 PM  

some_beer_drinker: ComaToast: Ontario has beaches now? This global warming sea rise stuff is getting serious!

we have 4 out of five great lakes. we have loads of nice beaches. muskoka region is also very nice.


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And if you know where to go, you can find one with plenty of room
/Luckily Superior is warm here
 
2020-07-04 6:59:30 PM  
There's thousands upon thousands of beaches and lakes to go to in Ontario.
If you've had a bad experience at one (swimming in a tailings pond as one farker put it) then that's completely on your dumbass self.
You can't drive more than 5 mins straight with out running across a small lake or swimming hole in the Sudbury area.

Then again some people just have to walk out of their backdoors to get to a beach.
I traded the convenience of the city of this and I'd never go back.

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2020-07-04 7:55:46 PM  

brantgoose: but I just say they had new cases in Baffinland (Baffin Island, Nunuvut)


Is that a typo?
Last I checked, there was still no cases in Nunavut other then the 1 false positive in Pond Inlet.
 
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