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2020-07-10 5:44:39 PM  
loos like they cannibalized women's underwear to make them
 
2020-07-10 7:18:03 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: loos like they cannibalized women's underwear to make them


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2020-07-10 7:20:04 PM  
I am usually against punching people.....but some idiots deserve it.
 
2020-07-10 7:21:40 PM  
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2020-07-10 7:25:27 PM  
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2020-07-10 7:29:21 PM  
Yeah, sh*t like this is why I switched back to N95s.

Y'all keep doing whatever.
 
2020-07-10 7:31:54 PM  
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Yeah seen ads for them online they look useless.
 
2020-07-10 7:33:14 PM  
HAHAHAHAHA

farking morns


My wife (like so many others) has been making hundreds face masks for months and giving them out for free. She follows CDC guidelines, so I know about this somewhat. Our masks even have a pocket for a filter sheet.

These people should be sued.
 
2020-07-10 7:34:47 PM  

Perlin Noise: HAHAHAHAHA

farking morons


My wife (like so many others) has been making hundreds of face masks for months and giving them out for free. She follows CDC guidelines, so I know about this somewhat. Our masks even have a pocket for a filter sheet.

These people should be sued.


This is what happens when you don't read your posts before submission, folks.
 
2020-07-10 7:34:49 PM  

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Welp, she blew it.  The ONE chance to get DJ Khaled to put on a mask and he's NEVER gonna wear one now.
 
2020-07-10 7:36:53 PM  
Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.
 
2020-07-10 7:38:12 PM  

Perlin Noise: HAHAHAHAHA

farking morns


My wife (like so many others) has been making hundreds face masks for months and giving them out for free. She follows CDC guidelines, so I know about this somewhat. Our masks even have a pocket for a filter sheet.

These people should be sued.


This stuff is just compliance in name only.  It's the childish and assholish act of doing what you're supposed to do but in a way that defeats the purpose and it's fully intentional.

Yeah, they'll have their mask on, but they'll still screw you over.
 
2020-07-10 7:39:39 PM  

Mindlock: This stuff is just compliance in name only.  It's the childish and assholish act of doing what you're supposed to do but in a way that defeats the purpose and it's fully intentional.

Yeah, they'll have their mask on, but they'll still screw you over.


it's utterly infuriating.

I can't imagine working in a place where masks are mandatory and having to deal with that sort of horseshiat.
 
2020-07-10 7:43:39 PM  
Might as well go for the full face mask.

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2020-07-10 7:45:44 PM  

Perlin Noise: HAHAHAHAHA

farking morns


My wife (like so many others) has been making hundreds face masks for months and giving them out for free. She follows CDC guidelines, so I know about this somewhat. Our masks even have a pocket for a filter sheet.

These people should be sued.


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2020-07-10 7:45:51 PM  
Way back in April I got some face masks from Amazon which were made by some t-shirt company and I think they were just getting rid of t-shirt scraps. A week later they disappeared from Amazon. I then got some effective masks from my job. But if bandanas are acceptable, why not these?
 
2020-07-10 7:48:57 PM  

ComaToast: Way back in April I got some face masks from Amazon which were made by some t-shirt company and I think they were just getting rid of t-shirt scraps. A week later they disappeared from Amazon. I then got some effective masks from my job. But if bandanas are acceptable, why not these?


Because Bandanas, if at least worn properly over the nose and mouth, still block *some* particles because it's a solid piece of cloth.

With this, you may as well be trying to cover your face with a fishing net.
 
2020-07-10 7:51:33 PM  

S10Calade: Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.


Are you saying that normally you just breathe the wax in the air without wearing any filters?  How are you still alive?
 
2020-07-10 7:52:25 PM  

S10Calade: Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.


Either you've lied or you're going to die. Where do you think that "wax in the air" would go if you had nothing over your breathing holes?
 
2020-07-10 7:55:38 PM  

farkyorefeelings: Perlin Noise: HAHAHAHAHA

farking morns


My wife (like so many others) has been making hundreds face masks for months and giving them out for free. She follows CDC guidelines, so I know about this somewhat. Our masks even have a pocket for a filter sheet.

These people should be sued.

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masks:  keep it warm worn for morn
 
2020-07-10 7:57:55 PM  

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Nah, it's just that I can get her off in a single breath.

//wears a mask
//wear your mask
 
2020-07-10 7:58:54 PM  

PickleBarrel: S10Calade: Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.

Are you saying that normally you just breathe the wax in the air without wearing any filters?  How are you still alive?


Yeah, we do. Believe me, that's been an ongoing battle too but according to our contracted "Air quality" people & MIOSHA, it's inert by the time it reaches your lungs since all the solvent dissolves so quick. Parraffin alone is apparently non-toxic and safe to breathe at certain levels.
I will say right now, no one there believes it. If I leave for a week, I feel like I breathe a lot better and don't wake up with "slime" spit.
 
2020-07-10 7:59:21 PM  

Sir_Farkalot: S10Calade: Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.

Either you've lied or you're going to die. Where do you think that "wax in the air" would go if you had nothing over your breathing holes?


See above
 
2020-07-10 8:03:29 PM  
If you can see through it, it's not a mask.
 
2020-07-10 8:04:12 PM  

Codenamechaz: ComaToast: Way back in April I got some face masks from Amazon which were made by some t-shirt company and I think they were just getting rid of t-shirt scraps. A week later they disappeared from Amazon. I then got some effective masks from my job. But if bandanas are acceptable, why not these?

Because Bandanas, if at least worn properly over the nose and mouth, still block *some* particles because it's a solid piece of cloth.

With this, you may as well be trying to cover your face with a fishing net.


Not really...and Disney has banned them as a result.

https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/dis​n​ey-excludes-bandanas-neck-gaiters-from​-face-covering-requirements/
 
2020-07-10 8:07:23 PM  

S10Calade: PickleBarrel: S10Calade: Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.

Are you saying that normally you just breathe the wax in the air without wearing any filters?  How are you still alive?

Yeah, we do. Believe me, that's been an ongoing battle too but according to our contracted "Air quality" people & MIOSHA, it's inert by the time it reaches your lungs since all the solvent dissolves so quick. Parraffin alone is apparently non-toxic and safe to breathe at certain levels.
I will say right now, no one there believes it. If I leave for a week, I feel like I breathe a lot better and don't wake up with "slime" spit.


Stuff like that is why my grandmother made sure to work in a mill that worked with wool instead of cotton.

With cotton you were guaranteed to be breathing in lint. Can't possibly be good for your lungs.
 
2020-07-10 8:08:50 PM  
Honestly I'm not gonna complain if I see someone in a sheer sexy-panty mask. Even if its effectiveness is BS, 10% as good as a bandanna or whatever, it sounds like it appeals to people who would otherwise go maskless and any nod toward sane civility is appreciated. Most importantly, though, it reduces the maskless-moron domino effect -- which can be just as viral as, well, you know ...

I'll still cross the street to avoid them, of course.
 
2020-07-10 8:18:48 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: farkyorefeelings: Perlin Noise: HAHAHAHAHA

farking morns


My wife (like so many others) has been making hundreds face masks for months and giving them out for free. She follows CDC guidelines, so I know about this somewhat. Our masks even have a pocket for a filter sheet.

These people should be sued.

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masks:  keep it warm worn for morn


Fun Fact: The first person Quark puts in Morn's seat is... the actor who plays Morn without the Morn makeup.
 
2020-07-10 8:24:30 PM  

gar1013: Codenamechaz: ComaToast: Way back in April I got some face masks from Amazon which were made by some t-shirt company and I think they were just getting rid of t-shirt scraps. A week later they disappeared from Amazon. I then got some effective masks from my job. But if bandanas are acceptable, why not these?

Because Bandanas, if at least worn properly over the nose and mouth, still block *some* particles because it's a solid piece of cloth.

With this, you may as well be trying to cover your face with a fishing net.

Not really...and Disney has banned them as a result.

https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/disn​ey-excludes-bandanas-neck-gaiters-from​-face-covering-requirements/


Disney should probably just not even be opening considering how rapidly the cases are going up in Florida.
 
2020-07-10 8:24:32 PM  
"Son, you got a panty on your face."

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2020-07-10 8:25:11 PM  

Sir_Farkalot: S10Calade: Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.

Either you've lied or you're going to die. Where do you think that "wax in the air" would go if you had nothing over your breathing holes?


Y u Askin so many questions?!
 
2020-07-10 8:25:41 PM  
Lol, this ad below.
 
2020-07-10 8:27:01 PM  
Whar face mask ad go?
 
2020-07-10 8:27:48 PM  

S10Calade: PickleBarrel: S10Calade: Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.

Are you saying that normally you just breathe the wax in the air without wearing any filters?  How are you still alive?

Yeah, we do. Believe me, that's been an ongoing battle too but according to our contracted "Air quality" people & MIOSHA, it's inert by the time it reaches your lungs since all the solvent dissolves so quick. Parraffin alone is apparently non-toxic and safe to breathe at certain levels.
I will say right now, no one there believes it. If I leave for a week, I feel like I breathe a lot better and don't wake up with "slime" spit.


There has to be some sort of specialized mask available for this problem. Or maybe a fume hood? Obviously if the wax is clogging a normal mask it's also clogging up your lungs. You really need better safety equipment. You need to go on strike or something :(
 
2020-07-10 8:28:16 PM  
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2020-07-10 8:31:00 PM  
just stamp it NO95and it is good to go...
 
2020-07-10 8:31:57 PM  
mom's nylons
 
2020-07-10 8:32:46 PM  
This style:  $12.00
 
2020-07-10 8:34:04 PM  
tattooed eyebrows are not a mask
 
2020-07-10 8:34:26 PM  
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Use this to ride the bus.
 
2020-07-10 8:34:45 PM  
Good Idea: gold paint huffing man
Bad idea: Donald Trump grimace
 
2020-07-10 8:39:51 PM  
BILL NYE: WEAR A MASK [The Mike Relm Remix]
Youtube MaWHrP13vLA
 
2020-07-10 8:41:40 PM  

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Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude.
 
2020-07-10 8:42:47 PM  
I'm beginning to really hate humanity  - had to get replacement garbage disposal.  went to Lowes - most people were wearing masks correctly  - except the trumpturds  - nose uncovered.  Saw douche without mask - just looked at him and pointed to mine.  He called me Karen - and I said if your going to use memes do it right - Karen don't wear no mask.  BTW live in Houston.
 
2020-07-10 8:42:48 PM  

farkyorefeelings: Perlin Noise: HAHAHAHAHA

farking morns


My wife (like so many others) has been making hundreds face masks for months and giving them out for free. She follows CDC guidelines, so I know about this somewhat. Our masks even have a pocket for a filter sheet.

These people should be sued.

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yep

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2020-07-10 8:44:27 PM  
Anyone know how those tube multifunction masks/ neck gaiters they sell for biking or sand sports do in preventing the spread??
 
2020-07-10 8:49:37 PM  

S10Calade: Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.


Uhh, if the wax in the air clogs your mask, when you don't wear a mask, what is that wax-filled air doing to your lungs?
 
2020-07-10 8:54:48 PM  

CrazyGerbilLady: S10Calade: PickleBarrel: S10Calade: Not gonna lie... I bought one of these today. Our governor commanded it for all inside business. I work in a foam molding plant. We spray wax mold release and every mold runs 140-160 degrees. It was 112 degrees in the plant today. The 2nd problem is the wax in the air clogs masks in about 5 minutes so you can't breathe.
I feel like I'm in a losing situation no matter what. I'm not against it in general but some common sense would be nice.

Are you saying that normally you just breathe the wax in the air without wearing any filters?  How are you still alive?

Yeah, we do. Believe me, that's been an ongoing battle too but according to our contracted "Air quality" people & MIOSHA, it's inert by the time it reaches your lungs since all the solvent dissolves so quick. Parraffin alone is apparently non-toxic and safe to breathe at certain levels.
I will say right now, no one there believes it. If I leave for a week, I feel like I breathe a lot better and don't wake up with "slime" spit.

There has to be some sort of specialized mask available for this problem. Or maybe a fume hood? Obviously if the wax is clogging a normal mask it's also clogging up your lungs. You really need better safety equipment. You need to go on strike or something :(


There's 2 of us that get the worst of it. I'm tech manger (glorified maintenance) & my partner who's an electrician. We have 4 gigantic hood systems so out on the floor, it's not terrible (maybe4-5 hrs to clog a mask). We work between the ops and hoods so everything going out has to pass by us. We get it the worst without a doubt. We have clear "Speedglass" vent system hood we can wear but when it's 112 degrees in the building, you're just trading one evil for another.
Like I said originally, I'm not against masks in general but FFS, leave some room to breathe. (Pun intended)
 
2020-07-10 8:59:50 PM  
I just wanted to point out that anything that traps the moisture from your breath is effective. As effective as a proper mask? No. But Covid is transmitted from droplet particles, not airborne transmission. A sheer mask is more effective than TFA suggests. Again, not as effective as a proper one, but still, a heck of a lot better than nothing.
 
2020-07-10 9:00:30 PM  

olorin604: Anyone know how those tube multifunction masks/ neck gaiters they sell for biking or sand sports do in preventing the spread??


The thinner nylon ones aren't great, but still better than the gauze masks in TFA.  Probably a step down from cotton, since they're not absorbent.  They do give excellent coverage, for what that's worth.

The thicker fleece for winter are better, but really hot.  It's what I used through March and April (I'm in Alaska tho).

I am not a maskologist.
 
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