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(AZ Family)   People of Prescott, Arizona: Let's all go to the rodeo and lasso us up some Covid-19   (azfamily.com) divider line
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2020-07-05 8:33:54 AM  
That's disappointing.

Prezkit was one of the last cities in Arizona that didn't have significant numbers of known cases.  Yavapai County currently shows 881 cases, and 379:100,000 population as a ratio, third-lowest county, and that's despite being the fourth-largest by-population after the counties of the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas.  The only counties with lower rates per population are Graham and Greenlee, and both of those are vanishingly small by population, like 40,000 and 10,000 versus 300,000.
 
2020-07-05 9:14:53 AM  
They want to hogtie their lungs
 
2020-07-05 11:14:06 AM  
He volunteered his time, helping people who lost loved ones to the unforgiving virus.
"I think it puts things into perspective; these things can happen why can't I wear a face mask? Why can't I make the decision to do the right thing?" said Dr. Rusing.


Why indeed. Maybe because you live in an ass-backwards state with a large population that is kicking and screaming to stop themselves being dragged into the future?
 
2020-07-05 11:14:37 AM  
"This is not a political issue; this is about doing what's right," said Dr. Rusing.
Because some people act like toddlers when they're told to do something for someone else or even themselves.  Their response: You're not the boss of me!  So yes, some are going to die because some "elite expert" told them that it's better to wear a mask and protect yourself and others, so they'll do the opposite.  Because reasons.
 
2020-07-05 11:24:46 AM  
Prescott is full of old people too.  Maybe housing prices will go down.  Please proceed.
 
2020-07-05 11:27:48 AM  
Outdoor stuff is ok if people are wearing masks. *reads TFA* Oh FFS...
 
2020-07-05 11:31:23 AM  
2 weeks from now they'll be plenty attendees who get to ride the buckin' ventilator
 
2020-07-05 11:33:24 AM  
We had a big rodeo right in the middle of town here in why-oh-me.

Got a big national park too.  Its packed again.
 
2020-07-05 11:34:12 AM  
god, it's almost as if people think that pandemics end and that is a part of nature. what racists.

i'm definitely for those people that support doing things scientists tell them too even though there's no proof that they work.
 
2020-07-05 11:38:08 AM  

flart blooger: god, it's almost as if people think that pandemics end and that is a part of nature. what racists.

i'm definitely for those people that support doing things scientists tell them too even though there's no proof that they work.


Serious question: do you think this pandemic has ended?
 
2020-07-05 11:38:35 AM  
July 5th is the last day of the rodeo; you'll have to sign a waiver if you want to get in.

I remember when signing a waiver meant you were about do something fun, stupid or at least exciting (bungee jump, sky diving, wrestle a bear, etc.).

I'm not signing a waiver to watch people riding horses to terrify random livestock.
 
2020-07-05 11:40:57 AM  

Liquid_Bacon: Prescott is full of old people too.  Maybe housing prices will go down.  Please proceed.


Yeah, my aunt owns a house in the villages because she bought it for my grandmother.  She is using it as an income property now and while we were talking about how people were not taking covid seriously there I pointed out to her she can get a bunch more income properties soon if they keep it up.

I'd rather not have them die despite their hardline political ideology, but if they're going to not only flaunt basic common sense defenses against the virus, but actively try to spread it by acting dumb, I'm going to look on the bright side.  While I can't own directly dowmnthere due to my age I can invest with someone who can.
 
2020-07-05 11:49:45 AM  

flart blooger: god, it's almost as if people think that pandemics end and that is a part of nature. what racists.

i'm definitely for those people that support doing things scientists tell them too even though there's no proof that they work.


This is a word salad.  I couldn't even fully decipher what you meant.  What does racism have to do with pandemic ending?  Are you implying the pandemic has ended and people who believe it has are racists... for some reason?

What does that second sentence/paragraph even mean?

You support people doing things scientists tell them to do, even though there is no proof it works?  What even does that mean?

I have more coherent conversations with my 2.5 year old about the benefits of sneakernet.
 
2020-07-05 11:52:09 AM  
Not mine - source but it existed.  AI does clipart now?

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2020-07-05 11:54:43 AM  

Mister Buttons: July 5th is the last day of the rodeo; you'll have to sign a waiver if you want to get in.

I remember when signing a waiver meant you were about do something fun, stupid or at least exciting (bungee jump, sky diving, wrestle a bear, etc.).

I'm not signing a waiver to watch people riding horses to terrify random livestock.


When I went skydiving in college, they videotaped us signing the waiver just in case they got sued. Five minutes later, we watched someone die when both his main and emergency parachutes went streamer.

They offered us full refunds if we wanted to cancel, but we went anyway. It was kinda surreal.

Years later, when I went for my third dive, someone else died, so I finally took the universe's hint and backed out.
 
2020-07-05 11:59:50 AM  

LesterB: flart blooger: god, it's almost as if people think that pandemics end and that is a part of nature. what racists.

i'm definitely for those people that support doing things scientists tell them too even though there's no proof that they work.

Serious question: do you think this pandemic has ended?


You're responding to some really low quality trolling. At least wait for a semi-pro.
 
2020-07-05 12:01:14 PM  

flart blooger: god, it's almost as if people think that pandemics end and that is a part of nature. what racists.

i'm definitely for those people that support doing things scientists tell them too even though there's no proof that they work.


Could whoever started this post explain what it means? Cause it reads like gibberish.
 
2020-07-05 12:01:28 PM  

mofa: Mister Buttons: July 5th is the last day of the rodeo; you'll have to sign a waiver if you want to get in.

I remember when signing a waiver meant you were about do something fun, stupid or at least exciting (bungee jump, sky diving, wrestle a bear, etc.).

I'm not signing a waiver to watch people riding horses to terrify random livestock.

When I went skydiving in college, they videotaped us signing the waiver just in case they got sued. Five minutes later, we watched someone die when both his main and emergency parachutes went streamer.

They offered us full refunds if we wanted to cancel, but we went anyway. It was kinda surreal.

Years later, when I went for my third dive, someone else died, so I finally took the universe's hint and backed out.


In 2019, USPA recorded 15 fatal skydiving accidents in the U.S. out of roughly 3.3 million jumps! That's one fatality per 220,301 jumps! Tandem skydiving has an even better safety record, with one student fatality per 500,000 tandem jumps over the past decade.


No offense, but I don't even want to on the same airplane as you, let alone jump out of one.  :)
 
2020-07-05 12:01:40 PM  
 
2020-07-05 12:09:08 PM  

rcain: 2 weeks from now they'll be plenty attendees who get to ride the buckin' ventilator


This same prediction was made for all of the recent protests.  But apparently this did not happen, per the experts on fark, it's because protests took place outside.  Aren't most rodeos outside?
 
2020-07-05 12:15:45 PM  

zeaper12: rcain: 2 weeks from now they'll be plenty attendees who get to ride the buckin' ventilator

This same prediction was made for all of the recent protests.  But apparently this did not happen, per the experts on fark, it's because protests took place outside.  Aren't most rodeos outside?


Per the experts on fark they didn't transmit Covid because most protesters were wearing masks. You know damned well that nobody here that is paying attention thinks being outside makes you immune. Stop lying.

/Wear your farking mask
 
2020-07-05 12:19:44 PM  

zeaper12: rcain: 2 weeks from now they'll be plenty attendees who get to ride the buckin' ventilator

This same prediction was made for all of the recent protests.  But apparently this did not happen, per the experts on fark, it's because protests took place outside.  Aren't most rodeos outside?


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People wearing masks and constantly moving.

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Rodeo:
No masks, people lingering, sitting together, etc.

One thing time has showed us is outside is relatively safe with caveats.  Moving around so you're not sitting in a cloud of someone else's droplets, and not lingering/sitting anywhere in a crowded area.

So yes, this rodeo definitely is a lot safer than, let's say all these people being in a stadium, bar, or restaurant.  But it would have been a lot safer if they protected themselves better and weren't lingering/sitting to watch rodeo.

Anyone who says the protests didn't cause people to get sick is kind of stupid, it would be ridiculous to say some people didn't get sick from it.  There is a difference between the rodeo and the protests though and PPE is major one and then how they participated in the activities makes a difference.
 
2020-07-05 12:25:00 PM  

Mister Buttons: mofa: Mister Buttons: July 5th is the last day of the rodeo; you'll have to sign a waiver if you want to get in.

I remember when signing a waiver meant you were about do something fun, stupid or at least exciting (bungee jump, sky diving, wrestle a bear, etc.).

I'm not signing a waiver to watch people riding horses to terrify random livestock.

When I went skydiving in college, they videotaped us signing the waiver just in case they got sued. Five minutes later, we watched someone die when both his main and emergency parachutes went streamer.

They offered us full refunds if we wanted to cancel, but we went anyway. It was kinda surreal.

Years later, when I went for my third dive, someone else died, so I finally took the universe's hint and backed out.

In 2019, USPA recorded 15 fatal skydiving accidents in the U.S. out of roughly 3.3 million jumps! That's one fatality per 220,301 jumps! Tandem skydiving has an even better safety record, with one student fatality per 500,000 tandem jumps over the past decade.


No offense, but I don't even want to on the same airplane as you, let alone jump out of one.  :)


On the first dive, we had a minor frenzy trying to work out the probabilities. My stud moment: everyone but me either bent over while jumping or started kicking their feet.
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2020-07-05 12:28:24 PM  

mofa: Mister Buttons: July 5th is the last day of the rodeo; you'll have to sign a waiver if you want to get in.

I remember when signing a waiver meant you were about do something fun, stupid or at least exciting (bungee jump, sky diving, wrestle a bear, etc.).

I'm not signing a waiver to watch people riding horses to terrify random livestock.

When I went skydiving in college, they videotaped us signing the waiver just in case they got sued. Five minutes later, we watched someone die when both his main and emergency parachutes went streamer.

They offered us full refunds if we wanted to cancel, but we went anyway. It was kinda surreal.

Years later, when I went for my third dive, someone else died, so I finally took the universe's hint and backed out.


Dang! If you don't mind sharing, what outfit was this?
 
2020-07-05 12:32:00 PM  
I've been to one rodeo in my life. The barrel racing was fun to watch. Other than that, I rooted for the animals.
/YAY SHEEP! Throw that kid off!
 
2020-07-05 12:33:40 PM  
July 5th is the last day of the rodeo; you'll have to sign a waiver if you want to get in.

Wait a minute. If there is no risk of the spread of Covid, then why are they having the freedom loving Mercans sign a waiver?
 
2020-07-05 12:40:20 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: mofa: Mister Buttons: July 5th is the last day of the rodeo; you'll have to sign a waiver if you want to get in.

I remember when signing a waiver meant you were about do something fun, stupid or at least exciting (bungee jump, sky diving, wrestle a bear, etc.).

I'm not signing a waiver to watch people riding horses to terrify random livestock.

When I went skydiving in college, they videotaped us signing the waiver just in case they got sued. Five minutes later, we watched someone die when both his main and emergency parachutes went streamer.

They offered us full refunds if we wanted to cancel, but we went anyway. It was kinda surreal.

Years later, when I went for my third dive, someone else died, so I finally took the universe's hint and backed out.

Dang! If you don't mind sharing, what outfit was this?


It was at Perris Valley airport in California. (But if you're referring to the jumpsuit, they were all military surplus). They're still in business 34+ years later, so they likely stopped having so many deaths. :D
 
2020-07-05 12:44:07 PM  
(I haven't looked at that picture in years; I'm literally reliving the panic attack I had that day.)
 
2020-07-05 12:48:34 PM  
 Most of the people who seem angriest at Arizonans for not wearing masks seem like the same people who would be least upset if a bunch of Arizonans died.

Its like when staunch Republicans bemoan all the fetuses that get aborted in Democrats' wombs.
 
2020-07-05 12:50:20 PM  

mikaloyd: Most of the people who seem angriest at Arizonans for not wearing masks seem like the same people who would be least upset if a bunch of Arizonans died.

Its like when staunch Republicans bemoan all the fetuses that get aborted in Democrats' wombs.


As long as they keep it amongst themselves, fine, let them kill each other. The problem is their stupid affects Innocents, but you knew that already.
 
2020-07-05 12:50:40 PM  
Stores are not enforcing the masks in North Phoenix.  It's crazy to me but perhaps the managers just don't want to have the fight with the customers, but over half the people at the grocery store yesterday weren't social distancing or wearing any mask.  Maricopa County supposedly has a mask order in place, but it's not being enforced anywhere from what I can see.
 
2020-07-05 12:52:01 PM  
 Covid-19: Yee haw!
 
2020-07-05 12:52:01 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: I've been to one rodeo in my life. The barrel racing was fun to watch. Other than that, I rooted for the animals.
/YAY SHEEP! Throw that kid off!


Have you also been to one world fair and a picnic?  Because you won't believe what just came over the CRM-114.
 
2020-07-05 12:53:09 PM  

I'm an Egyptian!: mikaloyd: Most of the people who seem angriest at Arizonans for not wearing masks seem like the same people who would be least upset if a bunch of Arizonans died.

Its like when staunch Republicans bemoan all the fetuses that get aborted in Democrats' wombs.

As long as they keep it amongst themselves, fine, let them kill each other. The problem is their stupid affects Innocents, but you knew that already.



Innocents? Are we talking Arizonans or fetuses here?
 
2020-07-05 12:53:21 PM  
I don't even care anymore. The idiots have finally broke me.
 
2020-07-05 12:55:58 PM  

Resin33: I don't even care anymore. The idiots have finally broke me.


You probably will be healthier now that you have givn up stressing about crazy Arizonans,
 
2020-07-05 12:57:48 PM  

i ignore u: Nobody in Peculiar: I've been to one rodeo in my life. The barrel racing was fun to watch. Other than that, I rooted for the animals.
/YAY SHEEP! Throw that kid off!

Have you also been to one world fair and a picnic?  Because you won't believe what just came over the CRM-114.


Concentrate and ask again
 
2020-07-05 1:00:08 PM  

mikaloyd: Resin33: I don't even care anymore. The idiots have finally broke me.

You probably will be healthier now that you have givn up stressing about crazy Arizonans,


I also live in Florida though...
 
2020-07-05 1:05:17 PM  

Resin33: mikaloyd: Resin33: I don't even care anymore. The idiots have finally broke me.

You probably will be healthier now that you have givn up stressing about crazy Arizonans,

I also live in Florida though...


Have you considered living in the Okefenokee and commuting ONLY when you cant work from home?
 
2020-07-05 1:09:10 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: i ignore u: Nobody in Peculiar: I've been to one rodeo in my life. The barrel racing was fun to watch. Other than that, I rooted for the animals.
/YAY SHEEP! Throw that kid off!

Have you also been to one world fair and a picnic?  Because you won't believe what just came over the CRM-114.

Concentrate and ask again


Yes I'm sure I've got today's codes.
 
2020-07-05 1:10:07 PM  

mikaloyd: Most of the people who seem angriest at Arizonans for not wearing masks seem like the same people who would be least upset if a bunch of Arizonans died.

Its like when staunch Republicans bemoan all the fetuses that get aborted in Democrats' wombs.


If the baby is in the womb, it isn't aborted. Perhaps you might consider looking up the definition of the word.

Fun Fact: All pregnancies are aborted one way or another.
 
2020-07-05 1:16:37 PM  

TwowheelinTim: mikaloyd: Most of the people who seem angriest at Arizonans for not wearing masks seem like the same people who would be least upset if a bunch of Arizonans died.

Its like when staunch Republicans bemoan all the fetuses that get aborted in Democrats' wombs.

If the baby is in the womb, it isn't aborted. Perhaps you might consider looking up the definition of the word.

Fun Fact: All pregnancies are aborted one way or another.


In or out of the womb I am pro-death for ungrateful  fetuses and murderers and people who wont wear masks. The more dead people there are the closer we get to world peace,.
 
2020-07-05 1:20:19 PM  
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2020-07-05 1:20:59 PM  
Anent the fear of parachutes there's the story of the guy in some paratroop group in the military. The group were up for their first jump and the guy was next to last in line. Only his sergeant behind him. As guys went out, his terror became overwhelming. When his turn came, he just couldn't make himself go despite the menacing tirade from his sergeant. Who finally said, "If you don't jump I'm going to fark you in the a**. " When he told the story later his friend asked "Did you jump?" And he said, "At first."
 
2020-07-05 1:32:56 PM  

mofa: MelGoesOnTour: mofa: Mister Buttons: July 5th is the last day of the rodeo; you'll have to sign a waiver if you want to get in.

I remember when signing a waiver meant you were about do something fun, stupid or at least exciting (bungee jump, sky diving, wrestle a bear, etc.).

I'm not signing a waiver to watch people riding horses to terrify random livestock.

When I went skydiving in college, they videotaped us signing the waiver just in case they got sued. Five minutes later, we watched someone die when both his main and emergency parachutes went streamer.

They offered us full refunds if we wanted to cancel, but we went anyway. It was kinda surreal.

Years later, when I went for my third dive, someone else died, so I finally took the universe's hint and backed out.

Dang! If you don't mind sharing, what outfit was this?

It was at Perris Valley airport in California. (But if you're referring to the jumpsuit, they were all military surplus). They're still in business 34+ years later, so they likely stopped having so many deaths. :D


Wow. Also, as an aside, I didn't realize surplus suits were a thing. I also hope whoever packed those chutes switched careers.
 
2020-07-05 1:37:50 PM  

zeaper12: rcain: 2 weeks from now they'll be plenty attendees who get to ride the buckin' ventilator

This same prediction was made for all of the recent protests.  But apparently this did not happen, per the experts on fark, it's because protests took place outside.  Aren't most rodeos outside?


The protesters also wore masks and social distanced as much as possible.
 
2020-07-05 1:40:41 PM  

Murkanen: zeaper12: rcain: 2 weeks from now they'll be plenty attendees who get to ride the buckin' ventilator

This same prediction was made for all of the recent protests.  But apparently this did not happen, per the experts on fark, it's because protests took place outside.  Aren't most rodeos outside?

The protesters also wore masks and social distanced as much as possible.


People wore masks outside in Wuhan market too.
 
2020-07-05 1:48:21 PM  

dkulprit: zeaper12: rcain: 2 weeks from now they'll be plenty attendees who get to ride the buckin' ventilator

This same prediction was made for all of the recent protests.  But apparently this did not happen, per the experts on fark, it's because protests took place outside.  Aren't most rodeos outside?

[mercurynews.com image 850x566]
Protests
People wearing masks and constantly moving.

[bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com image 850x478]
Rodeo:
No masks, people lingering, sitting together, etc.

One thing time has showed us is outside is relatively safe with caveats.  Moving around so you're not sitting in a cloud of someone else's droplets, and not lingering/sitting anywhere in a crowded area.

So yes, this rodeo definitely is a lot safer than, let's say all these people being in a stadium, bar, or restaurant.  But it would have been a lot safer if they protected themselves better and weren't lingering/sitting to watch rodeo.

Anyone who says the protests didn't cause people to get sick is kind of stupid, it would be ridiculous to say some people didn't get sick from it.  There is a difference between the rodeo and the protests though and PPE is major one and then how they participated in the activities makes a difference.



Nice photos, obviously cherry picked, got any from the actual rodeo where no one wore a mask?

Either way I doubt that we will see a rodeo spike in the very noisy covid data, as was the case with the protests.

BTW I agree that masks could/would make a big difference.
 
2020-07-05 1:48:38 PM  

mikaloyd: Its like when staunch Republicans bemoan all the fetuses that get aborted in Democrats' wombs


That's just the Jesus freaks, which are fewer and fewer.

Regular Republicans have warmed up to the idea of leftists getting themselves scraped.
 
2020-07-05 1:51:16 PM  

mikaloyd: I'm an Egyptian!: mikaloyd: Most of the people who seem angriest at Arizonans for not wearing masks seem like the same people who would be least upset if a bunch of Arizonans died.

Its like when staunch Republicans bemoan all the fetuses that get aborted in Democrats' wombs.

As long as they keep it amongst themselves, fine, let them kill each other. The problem is their stupid affects Innocents, but you knew that already.


Innocents? Are we talking Arizonans or fetuses here?


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