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(9News (Australia))   Take note America: Only two residents live in this remote Italian town and they still uphold the country's strict COVID-19 by insisting on wearing masks   (9news.com.au) divider line
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2020-10-17 5:29:10 AM  
So they act like responsible adults.  Good.
 
2020-10-17 7:48:18 AM  
But despite their remote position, neither Carilli, 82, or Nobili, 74, feel protected from the virus, which has claimed the lives of nearly 37,000 people in Italy.

Oh heck, that puts things into perspective. I remember last May, 15 years ago, I was talking with my pasta-friend about how bad Covid was in Italy. I naively didn't think it'd get as bad here. It's no wonder we haven't heard much international coverage of Covid!
 
2020-10-17 7:54:13 AM  
Boars and wolves roaming around would be a dealbreaker for the wife.
 
2020-10-17 8:09:16 AM  
🤔  hhmmm....i mean, already looked into their offer of $1 homes....
 
2020-10-17 8:27:28 AM  
I've spent time in Umbria. Very nice.

Fun Fact: Umbria is derived from the same Latin as umbrella, meaning shadow.
 
2020-10-17 9:59:38 AM  
That sounds like paradise.

Tending to his vines and beehives, hunting truffles...and no people.

Can.....can I live there?  I have a nice collection of masks for the whole family that we wash and sanitize frequently.
 
2020-10-17 10:04:01 AM  
On the one hand, it seems like a nice place to live, and on the other hand the guy feels the need to have metal bars over his windows.......
 
2020-10-17 10:11:24 AM  
2 people? Sounds crowded.
 
2020-10-17 10:12:26 AM  
Makes sense, when there is only two people it's pretty easy to tell who got who sick. They wouldn't want to be responsible for the other's death.
 
2020-10-17 10:18:33 AM  
I have to admit, I like wearing masks.  It helps with my pollen allergy, and most people look better when you can't see their faces.
 
2020-10-17 10:24:36 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: I have to admit, I like wearing masks.  It helps with my pollen allergy, and most people look better when you can't see their faces.



who are you and how do you know me?
 
2020-10-17 10:24:47 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: I have to admit, I like wearing masks.  It helps with my pollen allergy, and most people look better when you can't see their faces.


I'm saving a lot of money on allergy meds and not coincidentally I think, headache meds. And I've broken a decades long addiction to lip gloss.
 
2020-10-17 10:31:33 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: I have to admit, I like wearing masks.  It helps with my pollen allergy, and most people look better when you can't see their faces.


Really?  My allergies have been worse this year than I ever remember.  Started well before Covid really hit, too.  No idea what I'm allergic to, but I'm assuming that the warmish winter last year didn't kill something off.

/want to retire to Italy
//maybe not quite that far out, though
 
2020-10-17 10:31:33 AM  
2 lemons don't make a lemon party
 
2020-10-17 10:36:31 AM  
How many lived there before the pandemic got em?
 
2020-10-17 10:45:13 AM  
"I'm old, but I want to keep living here looking after my sheep, vines, beehives and orchard. Hunting truffles and mushrooms. I enjoy my life."

I was told that we are to sacrifice the old and the weak to achieve herd immunity.
 
2020-10-17 10:47:52 AM  

ChubbyTiger: Billy Bathsalt: I have to admit, I like wearing masks.  It helps with my pollen allergy, and most people look better when you can't see their faces.

Really?  My allergies have been worse this year than I ever remember.  Started well before Covid really hit, too.  No idea what I'm allergic to, but I'm assuming that the warmish winter last year didn't kill something off.

/want to retire to Italy
//maybe not quite that far out, though


Might be mold spores.
 
2020-10-17 10:49:17 AM  
No good pictures of the town?? Articles fail
 
2020-10-17 11:01:26 AM  
If I read it correctly, the US just had its 5th highest number of daily cases yesterday... so I don't see this happening. We're going for the record, biatches. Take a deep breath, this is going to hurt.
 
2020-10-17 11:04:37 AM  
Imagine, actually giving a shiat about each other.
 
2020-10-17 11:27:00 AM  
well, prob not much else to do.
 
2020-10-17 11:27:55 AM  

raerae1980: 🤔  hhmmm....i mean, already looked into their offer of $1 homes....


Raerae, I don't think you would like Italy. Their views on women's health wouldn't pass constitutional muster in the USA, and sexual assault is so ingrained in their culture they don't even view it as such. It's a beautiful place, but so is Malta and you saw how that worked.
 
2020-10-17 11:40:49 AM  
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2020-10-17 11:54:03 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: I have to admit, I like wearing masks.  It helps with my pollen allergy, and most people look better when you can't see their faces.


Hey that's not fair!

Or were you not addressing me personally?
 
2020-10-17 12:44:06 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Billy Bathsalt: I have to admit, I like wearing masks.  It helps with my pollen allergy, and most people look better when you can't see their faces.

Really?  My allergies have been worse this year than I ever remember.  Started well before Covid really hit, too.  No idea what I'm allergic to, but I'm assuming that the warmish winter last year didn't kill something off.

/want to retire to Italy
//maybe not quite that far out, though


Yeah, I was working on my car in the driveway without a mask, and got hit with a ton of pollen, it's a bad year for it.
 
2020-10-17 12:46:59 PM  
... Because they're terrified.

"But despite their remote position, neither Carilli, 82, or Nobili, 74, feel protected from the virus, which has claimed the lives of nearly 37,000 people in Italy.
"I'm dead scared of the virus," Carilli tells CNN Travel. "If I get sick, I'm on my own, who would look after me?"
 
2020-10-17 12:53:12 PM  

TheAlgebraist: On the one hand, it seems like a nice place to live, and on the other hand the guy feels the need to have metal bars over his windows.......


metal bars in a neighborhood where most don't have them are awesome

specially if you sleep deep, live alone and travel for weeks or months at a time

I like that people would need tools and noise to get into my house when I'm sleeping
 
2020-10-17 12:57:42 PM  

fsbilly: If I read it correctly, the US just had its 5th highest number of daily cases yesterday... so I don't see this happening. We're going for the record, biatches. Take a deep breath, this is going to hurt.


I've been noticing the climb. We're going to see > 1.5k deaths/day a week after elections. And Trump will blame Biden for that.
 
2020-10-17 1:16:01 PM  

Daer21: raerae1980: 🤔  hhmmm....i mean, already looked into their offer of $1 homes....

Raerae, I don't think you would like Italy. Their views on women's health wouldn't pass constitutional muster in the USA, and sexual assault is so ingrained in their culture they don't even view it as such. It's a beautiful place, but so is Malta and you saw how that worked.


Im trying to not be annoyed by your comment, as it implies ive not done my own homework in regards to living and working abroad.  Furthermore, you are wrong about womens healthcare: abortions are legal, birth control is accessible, and maternity leave is mandatory.  😐
 
2020-10-17 1:18:39 PM  
I just did a street view on Google maps of the place, there isn't many pictures for the actual city they do have some pictures of it and it looks nice enough, but the small road connecting it to the world looks pretty thin and very sheer on one side.  Saw some garbage cans outside at the entrance to city and I feel sorry for any truck that has to pick them up.
 
2020-10-17 1:47:19 PM  

Daer21: and sexual assault is so ingrained in their culture they don't even view it as such


being wolf whistled I workers on the street is viewed as a compliment that's just sick
 
2020-10-17 2:40:31 PM  

zepillin: TheAlgebraist: On the one hand, it seems like a nice place to live, and on the other hand the guy feels the need to have metal bars over his windows.......

metal bars in a neighborhood where most don't have them are awesome

specially if you sleep deep, live alone and travel for weeks or months at a time

I like that people would need tools and noise to get into my house when I'm sleeping


We have hurricane shutters. Doubles as security, but we actually live in a place that sees hurricanes. Our house is zombie proof. The plus side is unlike bars, they are only down when we sleep or are out.
 
2020-10-17 3:14:38 PM  

raerae1980: Daer21: raerae1980: 🤔  hhmmm....i mean, already looked into their offer of $1 homes....

Raerae, I don't think you would like Italy. Their views on women's health wouldn't pass constitutional muster in the USA, and sexual assault is so ingrained in their culture they don't even view it as such. It's a beautiful place, but so is Malta and you saw how that worked.

Im trying to not be annoyed by your comment, as it implies ive not done my own homework in regards to living and working abroad.  Furthermore, you are wrong about womens healthcare: abortions are legal, birth control is accessible, and maternity leave is mandatory.  😐


Abortions are only legal to 90 days, about 12-13 weeks. That's 7-8 weeks earlier than limits struck down by the courts in the USA as unconstitionally restrictive. If that's not a deal breaker then fair enough.
I wasn't trying to be a smart ass, nor do I think you haven't done your own research. I know you have. My wife lived/worked/earned her Masters in Florence, and was sexually harassed/assaulted (depending on how you define each, it's varied based on where we've lived) several times. It gets old, and isn't something I see talked about... Anywhere really. I didn't live there with her, for anyone asking why I didn't intervene. I'll admit it's soured my view. Was just providing admittedly anecdotal experiences.
 
2020-10-17 4:56:07 PM  
There is being reasonable with precautions and blind obedience.  Obey citizen.
 
2020-10-17 5:13:22 PM  

Daer21: raerae1980: Daer21: raerae1980: 🤔  hhmmm....i mean, already looked into their offer of $1 homes....

Raerae, I don't think you would like Italy. Their views on women's health wouldn't pass constitutional muster in the USA, and sexual assault is so ingrained in their culture they don't even view it as such. It's a beautiful place, but so is Malta and you saw how that worked.

Im trying to not be annoyed by your comment, as it implies ive not done my own homework in regards to living and working abroad.  Furthermore, you are wrong about womens healthcare: abortions are legal, birth control is accessible, and maternity leave is mandatory.  😐

Abortions are only legal to 90 days, about 12-13 weeks. That's 7-8 weeks earlier than limits struck down by the courts in the USA as unconstitionally restrictive. If that's not a deal breaker then fair enough.
I wasn't trying to be a smart ass, nor do I think you haven't done your own research. I know you have. My wife lived/worked/earned her Masters in Florence, and was sexually harassed/assaulted (depending on how you define each, it's varied based on where we've lived) several times. It gets old, and isn't something I see talked about... Anywhere really. I didn't live there with her, for anyone asking why I didn't intervene. I'll admit it's soured my view. Was just providing admittedly anecdotal experiences.


Fair enough, and i apologize for assuming the worst.   Yeah, Italy has a ways to go in some areas, but ... no country will be perfect, right?  Again, i apologize for my annoyance.
 
2020-10-17 10:03:22 PM  

raerae1980: Daer21: raerae1980: Daer21: raerae1980: 🤔  hhmmm....i mean, already looked into their offer of $1 homes....

Raerae, I don't think you would like Italy. Their views on women's health wouldn't pass constitutional muster in the USA, and sexual assault is so ingrained in their culture they don't even view it as such. It's a beautiful place, but so is Malta and you saw how that worked.

Im trying to not be annoyed by your comment, as it implies ive not done my own homework in regards to living and working abroad.  Furthermore, you are wrong about womens healthcare: abortions are legal, birth control is accessible, and maternity leave is mandatory.  😐

Abortions are only legal to 90 days, about 12-13 weeks. That's 7-8 weeks earlier than limits struck down by the courts in the USA as unconstitionally restrictive. If that's not a deal breaker then fair enough.
I wasn't trying to be a smart ass, nor do I think you haven't done your own research. I know you have. My wife lived/worked/earned her Masters in Florence, and was sexually harassed/assaulted (depending on how you define each, it's varied based on where we've lived) several times. It gets old, and isn't something I see talked about... Anywhere really. I didn't live there with her, for anyone asking why I didn't intervene. I'll admit it's soured my view. Was just providing admittedly anecdotal experiences.

Fair enough, and i apologize for assuming the worst.   Yeah, Italy has a ways to go in some areas, but ... no country will be perfect, right?  Again, i apologize for my annoyance.


No worries. You and I don't see eye to eye on lots of things, but If you're going to go abroad it's good go go eyes open. You taught me about Malta.
 
2020-10-17 11:33:56 PM  
Two old dudes and a bunch of sheep. Got it.
 
2020-10-17 11:49:26 PM  

zepillin: TheAlgebraist: On the one hand, it seems like a nice place to live, and on the other hand the guy feels the need to have metal bars over his windows.......

metal bars in a neighborhood where most don't have them are awesome

specially if you sleep deep, live alone and travel for weeks or months at a time

I like that people would need tools and noise to get into my house when I'm sleeping


Your mother and I want to talk to you about all that clutter on the basement stairs. There is quite the racket when you emerge for hot pockets and Mountain Dew.
 
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