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2020-08-11 7:45:41 PM  
We're boned
 
2020-08-11 9:13:52 PM  
This is what we're going through in the Southwest right now, by the way. 110 degree weather is also indoor weather...which is part of the reason things went to hell in a handbasket a couple months ago.
 
2020-08-11 10:06:40 PM  
fark off. we still haven't had summer here.
 
2020-08-11 10:08:24 PM  
The US of A isn't beating back COVID anytime soon
 
2020-08-11 10:08:42 PM  

SumoJeb: fark off. we still haven't had summer here.


You're in Canada. You're doing fine.
 
2020-08-11 10:11:10 PM  
Gil Scott Heron "Winter In America" (1974) HIGH QUALITY
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These are sad farking times
 
2020-08-11 10:11:31 PM  
You had me at boobies.
 
2020-08-11 10:16:45 PM  
"dragons and boobies?" where exactly do you live sport?
 
2020-08-11 10:17:34 PM  

The Third Man: This is what we're going through in the Southwest right now, by the way. 110 degree weather is also indoor weather...which is part of the reason things went to hell in a handbasket a couple months ago.


Keep in mind that the "Indoors Hypothesis" is still just that. Scienticians still don't understand the mechanism that makes flu/colds seasonal. What we DO know is that, for whatever reason, flu is seasonal even in the Southwest despite spending more time indoors during summer than in winter.

There is every reason to expect COVID to be influenced by this same seasonal mechanism as these other respiratory illnesses. Winter will most likely be incredibly rough.
 
2020-08-11 10:19:41 PM  
Fear everything. Yawn.
 
2020-08-11 10:21:31 PM  
I feel like I am the last holdout among family and friends that is taking this shiat seriously.  And my circle runs the gamut from Trump-humpers to BLM supporting liberals.  People are just over it.  And that terrifies me.
 
2020-08-11 10:22:16 PM  
With the way this year is going? There's probably going to be a massive blizzard that shuts down the entire east coast.

And that's the good news!
 
2020-08-11 10:23:05 PM  
My office just announced they were extending the option to work from home until Jan 4th. At least.
 
2020-08-11 10:23:10 PM  

SumoJeb: fark off. we still haven't had summer here.


You'll never hear surf music again.
 
2020-08-11 10:23:50 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.


Viruses don't fear anything.
 
2020-08-11 10:24:37 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.


No, not really. Relatively squarely focused on the imminent threat.
 
2020-08-11 10:27:39 PM  

Vermithrax Perjorative: The Third Man: This is what we're going through in the Southwest right now, by the way. 110 degree weather is also indoor weather...which is part of the reason things went to hell in a handbasket a couple months ago.

Keep in mind that the "Indoors Hypothesis" is still just that. Scienticians still don't understand the mechanism that makes flu/colds seasonal. What we DO know is that, for whatever reason, flu is seasonal even in the Southwest despite spending more time indoors during summer than in winter.

There is every reason to expect COVID to be influenced by this same seasonal mechanism as these other respiratory illnesses. Winter will most likely be incredibly rough.


People farking die and that happens every year. The population is older and are dying. And this is all some reverse Malthusian scheme where the young and poor still have to suffer so the old don't live forever. We were gonna have larger death rates because of the baby boomers away. But sure let's bring back prohibition because that's what stopped Spanish flu.
 
2020-08-11 10:27:51 PM  

Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

No, not really. Relatively squarely focused on the imminent threat.


Fear gets a bad rap. It's actually one of the better human emotions, second to love.
It certainly beats the shiat out of pride and anger and all those phony macho emotions.
 
2020-08-11 10:28:51 PM  
This country's dumbass quotient this s through the roof. We're good and proper farked this winter. I'm preparing my business to weather a second shutdown, and likely without government assistance because with any luck we'll have lame-duck Trump who won't give a shiat what happens as part of his "screw you guys I lost" temper tantrum.
 
2020-08-11 10:32:12 PM  

jso2897: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

Viruses don't fear anything.


We at our around 1% of the population having been infected according to the numbers right?
 
2020-08-11 10:32:31 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Vermithrax Perjorative: The Third Man: This is what we're going through in the Southwest right now, by the way. 110 degree weather is also indoor weather...which is part of the reason things went to hell in a handbasket a couple months ago.

Keep in mind that the "Indoors Hypothesis" is still just that. Scienticians still don't understand the mechanism that makes flu/colds seasonal. What we DO know is that, for whatever reason, flu is seasonal even in the Southwest despite spending more time indoors during summer than in winter.

There is every reason to expect COVID to be influenced by this same seasonal mechanism as these other respiratory illnesses. Winter will most likely be incredibly rough.

People farking die and that happens every year. The population is older and are dying. And this is all some reverse Malthusian scheme where the young and poor still have to suffer so the old don't live forever. We were gonna have larger death rates because of the baby boomers away. But sure let's bring back prohibition because that's what stopped Spanish flu.


There was is a huge crowd of Farkers who want the virus to kill Boomers and Trumpers but also want to close schools and save grandma.  Can't have it both ways liberturdos!
 
2020-08-11 10:32:47 PM  

tinyarena: "dragons and boobies?" where exactly do you live sport?


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2020-08-11 10:34:49 PM  

Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

No, not really. Relatively squarely focused on the imminent threat.


How'd you're do go?
 
2020-08-11 10:34:59 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: jso2897: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

Viruses don't fear anything.

We at our around 1% of the population having been infected according to the numbers right?


I don't understand that sentence. What does "We at are around" mean?
 
2020-08-11 10:37:00 PM  

jso2897: tinfoil-hat maggie: jso2897: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

Viruses don't fear anything.

We at our around 1% of the population having been infected according to the numbers right?

I don't understand that sentence. What does "We at are around" mean?


Cognitive problems over typos, check ✌
 
2020-08-11 10:37:51 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: jso2897: tinfoil-hat maggie: jso2897: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

Viruses don't fear anything.

We at our around 1% of the population having been infected according to the numbers right?

I don't understand that sentence. What does "We at are around" mean?

Cognitive problems over typos, check ✌


So...........................what?
 
2020-08-11 10:39:16 PM  
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2020-08-11 10:39:23 PM  

jso2897: tinfoil-hat maggie: jso2897: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

Viruses don't fear anything.

We at our around 1% of the population having been infected according to the numbers right?

I don't understand that sentence. What does "We at are around" mean?


We are at around

Just assume people confuse word order and it'll make life easier.
 
2020-08-11 10:40:47 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: GIS:
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Well, if I had any work here, it's done now.
Bless and keep you all.
 
2020-08-11 10:50:35 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Vermithrax Perjorative: The Third Man: This is what we're going through in the Southwest right now, by the way. 110 degree weather is also indoor weather...which is part of the reason things went to hell in a handbasket a couple months ago.

Keep in mind that the "Indoors Hypothesis" is still just that. Scienticians still don't understand the mechanism that makes flu/colds seasonal. What we DO know is that, for whatever reason, flu is seasonal even in the Southwest despite spending more time indoors during summer than in winter.

There is every reason to expect COVID to be influenced by this same seasonal mechanism as these other respiratory illnesses. Winter will most likely be incredibly rough.

People farking die and that happens every year. The population is older and are dying. And this is all some reverse Malthusian scheme where the young and poor still have to suffer so the old don't live forever. We were gonna have larger death rates because of the baby boomers away. But sure let's bring back prohibition because that's what stopped Spanish flu.


What did you expect? "Welcome, sonny"? "Make yourself at home"? "Marry my daughter"? You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons.
 
2020-08-11 10:54:27 PM  

Circusdog320: We're boned


Yeah. Although, I will say that the dragons and boobies winter didn't go well for the non- 1% in Westeros.
 
2020-08-11 10:56:37 PM  

WalkingCarpet: I feel like I am the last holdout among family and friends that is taking this shiat seriously.  And my circle runs the gamut from Trump-humpers to BLM supporting liberals.  People are just over it.  And that terrifies me.


Same. I go back to work next week. Plus side, money. Downside, interacting with people in Kansas.
 
2020-08-11 10:57:56 PM  

jso2897: Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

No, not really. Relatively squarely focused on the imminent threat.

Fear gets a bad rap. It's actually one of the better human emotions, second to love.
It certainly beats the shiat out of pride and anger and all those phony macho emotions.


Fear kept humans alive in the hunter/ gatherer days.
 
2020-08-11 10:59:32 PM  
I've got a great idea... lets send kids back to school (where do you think flu season comes from anyway?)
 
2020-08-11 11:03:17 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

No, not really. Relatively squarely focused on the imminent threat.

How'd you're do go?


You am don't word good.
 
2020-08-11 11:04:57 PM  

jso2897: Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

No, not really. Relatively squarely focused on the imminent threat.

Fear gets a bad rap. It's actually one of the better human emotions, second to love.
It certainly beats the shiat out of pride and anger and all those phony macho emotions.


Emotions are not quantifiable. Which means it is still in the realm of philosophers and psych majors.

Self preservation can be synonymous with fear, but fear leads to much irrational behavior as to reduce one ability to lead a healthy life.

Much in the same way as love.

Which is why you need to temper your emotions, while understanding others or you own unstable moments in life.

To beat an old dead horse, sympathy is the greatest emotion humans have. Sadly, it is over ridden very easily.
 
2020-08-11 11:07:57 PM  

Vermithrax Perjorative: The Third Man: This is what we're going through in the Southwest right now, by the way. 110 degree weather is also indoor weather...which is part of the reason things went to hell in a handbasket a couple months ago.

Keep in mind that the "Indoors Hypothesis" is still just that. Scienticians still don't understand the mechanism that makes flu/colds seasonal. What we DO know is that, for whatever reason, flu is seasonal even in the Southwest despite spending more time indoors during summer than in winter.

There is every reason to expect COVID to be influenced by this same seasonal mechanism as these other respiratory illnesses. Winter will most likely be incredibly rough.


I always figured it followed migrating birds to warmer climes and also had the benefit of holiday travel.
 
2020-08-11 11:08:29 PM  

WalkingCarpet: I feel like I am the last holdout among family and friends that is taking this shiat seriously.  And my circle runs the gamut from Trump-humpers to BLM supporting liberals.  People are just over it.  And that terrifies me.


Same.  Most of my family are reasonable moderate liberals.   Most of them are all about taking precautions, until it mildly inconveniences them.   Then it's happy hour at their favorite bar.

I have within the last three weeks fired my oldest daughter, warned off my middle daughter, biatched out my sisters, and told my mom if she sees her plague rat children she might die.

My wife and youngest are heading back to Europe for good within the next few weeks because America has breached their stupid line.  And they're Irish.   They probably won't be able to see their aunties and sisters as a result, which will upset aunties and sisters,  and that's just too farkin' godddamn bad.   If they don't die, they'll get over it, and can come and visit as much as they like.
 
2020-08-11 11:14:27 PM  

farknozzle: This country's dumbass quotient this s through the roof. We're good and proper farked this winter. I'm preparing my business to weather a second shutdown, and likely without government assistance because with any luck we'll have lame-duck Trump who won't give a shiat what happens as part of his "screw you guys I lost" temper tantrum.


I'm fearing the same thing.  I didn't have to let anyone go yet, but I think I'll have to in pre-Biden round 2.
 
2020-08-11 11:18:07 PM  

Livinglush: farknozzle: This country's dumbass quotient this s through the roof. We're good and proper farked this winter. I'm preparing my business to weather a second shutdown, and likely without government assistance because with any luck we'll have lame-duck Trump who won't give a shiat what happens as part of his "screw you guys I lost" temper tantrum.

I'm fearing the same thing.  I didn't have to let anyone go yet, but I think I'll have to in pre-Biden round 2.


I just recently got back to full time after months of taking furlough days. I have no doubt this fall/winter we will be going back to that or worse.
 
2020-08-11 11:18:54 PM  
"The night is dark and full of terrors."

Or full of fascists.  Same is same.
 
2020-08-11 11:20:12 PM  
To be honest, Winter is probably the best time to lockdown in the US.

the people have obviously shown that they prefer their leisure over protecting the vulnerable people in their families and communities, so locking down in winter when people are less likely to want to go outside is probably there only time it would work.
 
2020-08-11 11:31:02 PM  

2wolves: "The night is dark and full of terrors."

Or full of fascists.  Same is same.


If there was justice in the world, Trump would face the same:

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2020-08-11 11:36:35 PM  

Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

No, not really. Relatively squarely focused on the imminent threat.

How'd you're do go?

You am don't word good.


I worked hard today trying to get a a bit drunk. Did you're socially distanced food delivery come on time?
 
2020-08-11 11:39:04 PM  
(Obviously I'll need to save this post somewhere as it's going to apply frequently until at least November):

Just like the outbreaks at the meat processing plants were supposed to kill everybody in South Dakota (remember that?)

If you find yourself reading something written by a "journalist" speculating about ANYTHING pertaining to the current pandemic or any future one, go ahead and chalk it up as fan fic.

That's all it is.  Pure fiction.  (and hardcore, fanboy extreme fantasy fiction at that)
 
2020-08-11 11:59:08 PM  

Rent Party: WalkingCarpet: I feel like I am the last holdout among family and friends that is taking this shiat seriously.  And my circle runs the gamut from Trump-humpers to BLM supporting liberals.  People are just over it.  And that terrifies me.

Same.  Most of my family are reasonable moderate liberals.   Most of them are all about taking precautions, until it mildly inconveniences them.   Then it's happy hour at their favorite bar.

I have within the last three weeks fired my oldest daughter, warned off my middle daughter, biatched out my sisters, and told my mom if she sees her plague rat children she might die.

My wife and youngest are heading back to Europe for good within the next few weeks because America has breached their stupid line.  And they're Irish.   They probably won't be able to see their aunties and sisters as a result, which will upset aunties and sisters,  and that's just too farkin' godddamn bad.   If they don't die, they'll get over it, and can come and visit as much as they like.


What exactly is so bad about covid that makes you believe it's worth alienating multiple family members including your own children?

You do realize anybody under the age of 60 who contracts it has a 99.9999% chance of survival?
 
2020-08-12 12:06:49 AM  

Circusdog320: We're boned


Done in one.

Anyone who thinks America will beat back coronavirus now is hopelessly optimistic. It's possible in the same way avoiding 2 degrees C of warming is possible - possible if everyone acts as though it's deadly serious.

When a third call it a "hoax" and another third just don't think it will affect them... I am not optimistic.
 
2020-08-12 12:08:58 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

No, not really. Relatively squarely focused on the imminent threat.

How'd you're do go?

You am don't word good.

I worked hard today trying to get a a bit drunk. Did you're socially distanced food delivery come on time?


I worked hard today editing several hours of speeches by a number of prominent individuals. I haven't ordered food for delivery since I left NYC three years ago. Maybe you should quit while you're behind.
 
2020-08-12 12:43:42 AM  

Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Thunderboy: tinfoil-hat maggie: Fear everything. Yawn.

No, not really. Relatively squarely focused on the imminent threat.

How'd you're do go?

You am don't word good.

I worked hard today trying to get a a bit drunk. Did you're socially distanced food delivery come on time?

I worked hard today editing several hours of speeches by a number of prominent individuals. I haven't ordered food for delivery since I left NYC three years ago. Maybe you should quit while you're behind.


I'm gonna smart and funny that. Have a good night.
 
2020-08-12 12:52:32 AM  
Fine.  I'm not coming out of my house until I get some damn dragons and some boobies.
 
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