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2020-10-23 5:43:13 AM  
Send the bills to Sturgis.  Or just drop a bomb on it.
 
2020-10-23 5:51:42 AM  
Hey guys, this hoax is getting a little out of control.  Maybe we should call it off?
 
2020-10-23 5:57:39 AM  
All those rugged individualists forced to accept big government socialism in Joe Biden's America. Didn't the virus read their "F*CK COVID - I'M GOIN' TO STURGIS" t-shirts and run away like a spiky little soyboy?
 
2020-10-23 6:07:13 AM  
"Close contacts will no longer be contacted by public health officials; instead, positive individuals will be instructed to self-notify their close contacts and direct them to the NDDoH website, where landing pages will be created ... explaining the recommended and required actions for both positive patients and close contacts."

"Hey, I'm supposed to tell you I got the China plague hoax flu thing. Wanna come over for our cookout this weekend?"
 
2020-10-23 6:22:58 AM  
This is a very predictable, and entirely preventable, mess...

Maybe if they hadn't dropped the pandemic response force, or taken apart the ACA, or if people had universal healthcare...

If a pandemic hadn't been politicized, and science hadn't been mocked and ignored.  Maybe if it hadn't been played down for months on end, maybe if we hadn't been told it will disappear like a miracle.

This is a mess.  And it is going to get worse.  Expect a spike in early December, as well as early January.  Because you know Karen and Kyle need to have the family over for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

All those kids at college are going to come home with it, or get it at home, and take it back to Uni.  People are going to travel to loved ones, so they can see/kill Grandma/Grampa.

Because we couldn't distance, mask, and quarantine like adults.
 
2020-10-23 6:44:25 AM  
"Ha ha you libs laughed at Sturgis but where is the trailing indicator, libs?  Where's the trailing indicator?"

Remember those posts?  I remember those posts.

InB4 "Ooh, scary" jackass.
 
2020-10-23 6:49:20 AM  
That's a lot of bodies to get rid of.
 
2020-10-23 6:52:12 AM  

Salmon: That's a lot of bodies to get rid of.


It's North Dakota.  They have the space.
 
2020-10-23 6:54:53 AM  
The covid death rate can't be high forever. I guarantee one day it will drop.
 
2020-10-23 7:04:37 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Hey guys, this hoax is getting a little out of control.  Maybe we should call it off?


My mother in law* who had covid and was hospitalized, is still on the hoax thing. Her partner also had it too and they own a restaurant in North Dakota. Almost all of their employees have it now so they are running the place pretty much by themselves, but it's still a hoax, dammit. Everyone in the area knows, and people still go there... what the fark?

*She's super f*cking crazy. My wife didn't even blink when I refused to be around her mom again, and that she's banned from the house when she visits Washington. Now my wife can avoid more in person interaction, and specifically non-public in person interaction with her mom and place all of the blame on me for it. Wins for us both.

/end rant
 
2020-10-23 7:09:29 AM  
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2020-10-23 7:16:15 AM  

Robo Beat: Salmon: That's a lot of bodies to get rid of.

It's North Dakota.  They have the space.


pig farms?
 
2020-10-23 7:19:39 AM  

Salmon: Robo Beat: Salmon: That's a lot of bodies to get rid of.

It's North Dakota.  They have the space.

pig farms?


I wasn't being clear.  I meant that they should drive the bodies out to Minot AFB, load them onto ballistic missiles, and shoot them into space.
 
2020-10-23 7:25:20 AM  

MythDragon: The covid death rate can't be high forever. I guarantee one day it will drop.


We're turning the corner in a very short time maybe days maybe weeks no one's sure the numbers will drop like you wouldn't believe it's gonna be huge the drop is gonna be huge just you wait
 
2020-10-23 7:33:24 AM  
Just want to point out that Sturgis is not even in North Dakota.

It's in the other Dakota, West Dakota I believe.
 
2020-10-23 7:46:14 AM  

makerofbadjokes: This is a mess.  And it is going to get worse.  Expect a spike in early December, as well as early January.  Because you know Karen and Kyle need to have the family over for Thanksgiving and Christmas.


But how long has it been since Karen has seen Kyle?
 
2020-10-23 8:12:38 AM  

Unobtanium: "Close contacts will no longer be contacted by public health officials; instead, positive individuals will be instructed to self-notify their close contacts and direct them to the NDDoH website, where landing pages will be created ... explaining the recommended and required actions for both positive patients and close contacts."

"Hey, I'm supposed to tell you I got the China plague hoax flu thing. Wanna come over for our cookout this weekend?"


Absolutely insane that we don't have a national contact tracing program.  Figure $100k/yr/employee for salary plus overhead. Hire 100,000 of them for $10B a year. It's a rounding error for what we tossed at airlines to pay pilots to sit home.

Even twice that much money would be worth it.
 
2020-10-23 8:17:33 AM  
Bowen:

Absolutely insane that we don't have a national contact tracing program.  Figure $100k/yr/employee for salary plus overhead. Hire 100,000 of them for $10B a year. It's a rounding error for what we tossed at airlines to pay pilots to sit home.

Even twice that much money would be worth it.


So much this^^^ I'm still mad that N.D. Gov. Burgum is contemplating giving $16 million in CARES money to the oil industry instead of using it to beef up our contact tracing teams and send masks to every household.
 
2020-10-23 8:19:31 AM  

Robo Beat: Salmon: Robo Beat: Salmon: That's a lot of bodies to get rid of.

It's North Dakota.  They have the space.

pig farms?

I wasn't being clear.  I meant that they should drive the bodies out to Minot AFB, load them onto ballistic missiles, and shoot them into space.


Don't do that. Someone will think we're nuking them and kill everyone.

Besides, I live here. There's ample space for a massive bonfire out graveyard. Hell, we have one between the north and southbound lanes of highway 83 (no joke).

Also, a few of us haven't gotten it. Positivity is 13% at last report.

Finally, this is cattle country. Not a lot of pig farms.

/Massive reply to this thread
 
2020-10-23 8:22:39 AM  
Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Hey guys, this hoax is getting a little out of control.  Maybe we should call it off?

My mother in law* who had covid and was hospitalized, is still on the hoax thing. Her partner also had it too and they own a restaurant in North Dakota. Almost all of their employees have it now so they are running the place pretty much by themselves, but it's still a hoax, dammit. Everyone in the area knows, and people still go there... what the fark?

She was hospitalized and still thinks it is a hoax?? How? My brain refuses even to attempt to understand this.
 
2020-10-23 8:24:51 AM  

makerofbadjokes: This is a very predictable, and entirely preventable, mess...

Maybe if they hadn't dropped the pandemic response force, or taken apart the ACA, or if people had universal healthcare...

If a pandemic hadn't been politicized, and science hadn't been mocked and ignored.  Maybe if it hadn't been played down for months on end, maybe if we hadn't been told it will disappear like a miracle.

This is a mess.  And it is going to get worse.  Expect a spike in early December, as well as early January.  Because you know Karen and Kyle need to have the family over for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

All those kids at college are going to come home with it, or get it at home, and take it back to Uni.  People are going to travel to loved ones, so they can see/kill Grandma/Grampa.

Because we couldn't distance, mask, and quarantine like adults.


Many colleges and universities are not allowing students back on campus after Thanksgiving.

My local university is sending everyone home in November 20th (or before) and no one can return until mid-January. It's still not good enough, but not all higher ed institutions are just shrugging and doing nothing. Many have also cancelled fall and spring breaks, for the same reasons.
 
2020-10-23 8:27:49 AM  
ajgeek:

Don't do that. Someone will think we're nuking them and kill everyone.

Besides, I live here. There's ample space for a massive bonfire out graveyard. Hell, we have one between the north and southbound lanes of highway 83 (no joke).

Also, a few of us haven't gotten it. Positivity is 13% at last report.

Finally, this is cattle country. Not a lot of pig farms.

/Massive reply to this thread


We've already started building the funeral pyres. 

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2020-10-23 8:40:42 AM  

thedingoatemybaby: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Hey guys, this hoax is getting a little out of control.  Maybe we should call it off?

My mother in law* who had covid and was hospitalized, is still on the hoax thing. Her partner also had it too and they own a restaurant in North Dakota. Almost all of their employees have it now so they are running the place pretty much by themselves, but it's still a hoax, dammit. Everyone in the area knows, and people still go there... what the fark?

She was hospitalized and still thinks it is a hoax?? How? My brain refuses even to attempt to understand this.


Yep.
 
2020-10-23 8:48:51 AM  

thedingoatemybaby: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Hey guys, this hoax is getting a little out of control.  Maybe we should call it off?

My mother in law* who had covid and was hospitalized, is still on the hoax thing. Her partner also had it too and they own a restaurant in North Dakota. Almost all of their employees have it now so they are running the place pretty much by themselves, but it's still a hoax, dammit. Everyone in the area knows, and people still go there... what the fark?

She was hospitalized and still thinks it is a hoax?? How? My brain refuses even to attempt to understand this.


Probably because it didn't kill her or leave her with any long term complications. Or just real stupid, who the hell knows with some people.
 
2020-10-23 9:03:57 AM  

groppet: thedingoatemybaby: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Hey guys, this hoax is getting a little out of control.  Maybe we should call it off?

My mother in law* who had covid and was hospitalized, is still on the hoax thing. Her partner also had it too and they own a restaurant in North Dakota. Almost all of their employees have it now so they are running the place pretty much by themselves, but it's still a hoax, dammit. Everyone in the area knows, and people still go there... what the fark?

She was hospitalized and still thinks it is a hoax?? How? My brain refuses even to attempt to understand this.

Probably because it didn't kill her or leave her with any long term complications. Or just real stupid, who the hell knows with some people.


Both.
 
2020-10-23 9:23:14 AM  

thedingoatemybaby: She was hospitalized and still thinks it is a hoax?? How? My brain refuses even to attempt to understand this.


Not much to understand.  The world has an abundance of stupid people.  The world also has an abundance of crazy people.  A Venn diagram representing the two will have a lot of overlap.
 
2020-10-23 9:57:06 AM  
North Dakota still doesn't have a mask mandate. They're having to get help from the National Guard and their governor won't institute a mask mandate. Yes, really.

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: thedingoatemybaby: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Hey guys, this hoax is getting a little out of control.  Maybe we should call it off?

My mother in law* who had covid and was hospitalized, is still on the hoax thing. Her partner also had it too and they own a restaurant in North Dakota. Almost all of their employees have it now so they are running the place pretty much by themselves, but it's still a hoax, dammit. Everyone in the area knows, and people still go there... what the fark?

She was hospitalized and still thinks it is a hoax?? How? My brain refuses even to attempt to understand this.

Yep.


But...  how does that even work? Why does she think she was in the hospital?
 
2020-10-23 10:06:48 AM  

ajgeek: Robo Beat: Salmon: Robo Beat: Salmon: That's a lot of bodies to get rid of.

It's North Dakota.  They have the space.

pig farms?

I wasn't being clear.  I meant that they should drive the bodies out to Minot AFB, load them onto ballistic missiles, and shoot them into space.

Don't do that. Someone will think we're nuking them and kill everyone.

Besides, I live here. There's ample space for a massive bonfire out graveyard. Hell, we have one between the north and southbound lanes of highway 83 (no joke).

Also, a few of us haven't gotten it. Positivity is 13% at last report.

Finally, this is cattle country. Not a lot of pig farms.

/Massive reply to this thread


Positivity rate for testing may be in the teens, but only 2.7% of the population has actually had a reported case. There's a lot of damage yet to be done.
 
2020-10-23 10:18:50 AM  

patrick767: North Dakota still doesn't have a mask mandate. They're having to get help from the National Guard and their governor won't institute a mask mandate. Yes, really.

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: thedingoatemybaby: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Hey guys, this hoax is getting a little out of control.  Maybe we should call it off?

My mother in law* who had covid and was hospitalized, is still on the hoax thing. Her partner also had it too and they own a restaurant in North Dakota. Almost all of their employees have it now so they are running the place pretty much by themselves, but it's still a hoax, dammit. Everyone in the area knows, and people still go there... what the fark?

She was hospitalized and still thinks it is a hoax?? How? My brain refuses even to attempt to understand this.

Yep.

But...  how does that even work? Why does she think she was in the hospital?


They're simply failing to apply the rates to large numbers. If this thing kills at 2.5%, even 1%, even .1%, that's a lot of people. They don't get it.

Instead, they're ignoring that damage and adopting an anecdotal "bring it on" attitude, which gets even worse if they got it and survived. They are shooting for herd immunity, full stop, and they have no idea what the consequences will be.

Any attempt to bring the math in vis-a-via deaths is fought with "those deaths aren't actually covid," or "most of us have already had it and just weren't tested," or "if it's my time, it's my time, what are you afraid of," or "those deaths were just old people with pre-existing conditions." On the case rate, the excuse is "we're testing too much."

It's farking insane. I'm serious when I say we need help. There aren't enough keyboard warriors here - not joking. The right controls every comment section, radio station, and news station. And those on the left are either too nice, not adept at arguing, or too afraid for their jobs to engage.
 
2020-10-23 10:23:12 AM  
WELCOME TO
NORTH DACOVID
 
2020-10-23 10:44:50 AM  

Charlie Freak: Instead, they're ignoring that damage and adopting an anecdotal "bring it on" attitude, which gets even worse if they got it and survived. They are shooting for herd immunity, full stop, and they have no idea what the consequences will be.


You're not wrong, but I wonder if a larger issue is at play.  And not just here in the US, because COVID cases are exploding again in the industrialized world.

The vast majority of people who are alive today were born in what I'll call the post-antibiotic, post-vaccine world.  As such, they have no idea how dangerous diseases and even minor infections used to be for almost all of human history.  When I've read stories about antibiotic resistance, for example, describing how we're approaching a post-antibiotic world, they usually mention a little factoid that a simple cut used to result in death about 1 out of every 6 times.  Now, we just squeeze out a little Neosporin from a tube and slap on a bandaid and call it good.  But that used to be potentially deadly.  And it sure as hell explains the rise of the anti-vaxxers, who've never seen how devastating polio can be, or any of the other diseases that children are routinely vaccinated for.

We have a false sense of security about the real dangers that diseases present, and even COVID doesn't seem to be shaking that for many.
 
2020-10-23 10:48:04 AM  

Charlie Freak: ajgeek: Robo Beat: Salmon: Robo Beat: Salmon: That's a lot of bodies to get rid of.

It's North Dakota.  They have the space.

pig farms?

I wasn't being clear.  I meant that they should drive the bodies out to Minot AFB, load them onto ballistic missiles, and shoot them into space.

Don't do that. Someone will think we're nuking them and kill everyone.

Besides, I live here. There's ample space for a massive bonfire out graveyard. Hell, we have one between the north and southbound lanes of highway 83 (no joke).

Also, a few of us haven't gotten it. Positivity is 13% at last report.

Finally, this is cattle country. Not a lot of pig farms.

/Massive reply to this thread

Positivity rate for testing may be in the teens, but only 2.7% of the population has actually had a reported case. There's a lot of damage yet to be done.


Not sure where the 2.7% is coming from. I did some quick math yesterday that had the state at 4.6% of the population that had been infected.  Your point stands on lots of damage yet to be done.
 
2020-10-23 10:50:38 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: Charlie Freak: Instead, they're ignoring that damage and adopting an anecdotal "bring it on" attitude, which gets even worse if they got it and survived. They are shooting for herd immunity, full stop, and they have no idea what the consequences will be.

You're not wrong, but I wonder if a larger issue is at play.  And not just here in the US, because COVID cases are exploding again in the industrialized world.

The vast majority of people who are alive today were born in what I'll call the post-antibiotic, post-vaccine world.  As such, they have no idea how dangerous diseases and even minor infections used to be for almost all of human history.  When I've read stories about antibiotic resistance, for example, describing how we're approaching a post-antibiotic world, they usually mention a little factoid that a simple cut used to result in death about 1 out of every 6 times.  Now, we just squeeze out a little Neosporin from a tube and slap on a bandaid and call it good.  But that used to be potentially deadly.  And it sure as hell explains the rise of the anti-vaxxers, who've never seen how devastating polio can be, or any of the other diseases that children are routinely vaccinated for.

We have a false sense of security about the real dangers that diseases present, and even COVID doesn't seem to be shaking that for many.


That's why I laugh at all the solipsists who think their castle out in the country and all their guns will prevent them from dying from tetanus or gangrene after the healthcare system collapses.
 
2020-10-23 10:51:09 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: Charlie Freak: Instead, they're ignoring that damage and adopting an anecdotal "bring it on" attitude, which gets even worse if they got it and survived. They are shooting for herd immunity, full stop, and they have no idea what the consequences will be.

You're not wrong, but I wonder if a larger issue is at play.  And not just here in the US, because COVID cases are exploding again in the industrialized world.

The vast majority of people who are alive today were born in what I'll call the post-antibiotic, post-vaccine world.  As such, they have no idea how dangerous diseases and even minor infections used to be for almost all of human history.  When I've read stories about antibiotic resistance, for example, describing how we're approaching a post-antibiotic world, they usually mention a little factoid that a simple cut used to result in death about 1 out of every 6 times.  Now, we just squeeze out a little Neosporin from a tube and slap on a bandaid and call it good.  But that used to be potentially deadly.  And it sure as hell explains the rise of the anti-vaxxers, who've never seen how devastating polio can be, or any of the other diseases that children are routinely vaccinated for.

We have a false sense of security about the real dangers that diseases present, and even COVID doesn't seem to be shaking that for many.


I wouldn't say that it was "just a simple cut," like a papercut, the resulted in death 1 out of 6 times. I don't treat those with anything but a bandage 9 out of 10 times and haven't gotten so much as an infection. It's the bigger ones that you need to worry about.
 
2020-10-23 10:51:38 AM  

jugglerjon: Charlie Freak: ajgeek: Robo Beat: Salmon: Robo Beat: Salmon: That's a lot of bodies to get rid of.

It's North Dakota.  They have the space.

pig farms?

I wasn't being clear.  I meant that they should drive the bodies out to Minot AFB, load them onto ballistic missiles, and shoot them into space.

Don't do that. Someone will think we're nuking them and kill everyone.

Besides, I live here. There's ample space for a massive bonfire out graveyard. Hell, we have one between the north and southbound lanes of highway 83 (no joke).

Also, a few of us haven't gotten it. Positivity is 13% at last report.

Finally, this is cattle country. Not a lot of pig farms.

/Massive reply to this thread

Positivity rate for testing may be in the teens, but only 2.7% of the population has actually had a reported case. There's a lot of damage yet to be done.

Not sure where the 2.7% is coming from. I did some quick math yesterday that had the state at 4.6% of the population that had been infected.  Your point stands on lots of damage yet to be done.


Ah, you're right. I'm on my mobile and read the wrong column.
 
2020-10-23 10:52:40 AM  

Charlie Freak: jugglerjon: Charlie Freak: ajgeek: Robo Beat: Salmon: Robo Beat: Salmon: That's a lot of bodies to get rid of.

It's North Dakota.  They have the space.

pig farms?

I wasn't being clear.  I meant that they should drive the bodies out to Minot AFB, load them onto ballistic missiles, and shoot them into space.

Don't do that. Someone will think we're nuking them and kill everyone.

Besides, I live here. There's ample space for a massive bonfire out graveyard. Hell, we have one between the north and southbound lanes of highway 83 (no joke).

Also, a few of us haven't gotten it. Positivity is 13% at last report.

Finally, this is cattle country. Not a lot of pig farms.

/Massive reply to this thread

Positivity rate for testing may be in the teens, but only 2.7% of the population has actually had a reported case. There's a lot of damage yet to be done.

Not sure where the 2.7% is coming from. I did some quick math yesterday that had the state at 4.6% of the population that had been infected.  Your point stands on lots of damage yet to be done.

Ah, you're right. I'm on my mobile and read the wrong column.


Er, row. Was reading RI.
 
2020-10-23 11:22:44 AM  

Fireproof: I wouldn't say that it was "just a simple cut," like a papercut, the resulted in death 1 out of 6 times. I don't treat those with anything but a bandage 9 out of 10 times and haven't gotten so much as an infection. It's the bigger ones that you need to worry about.


A paper cut, probably not.  But nicking yourself with a kitchen knife that was being used to butcher wild game that you hunted yourself?  Perhaps.  That, after all, is how SIV is believed to have mutated to HIV, from the slaughter of "bushmeat", aka chimps.  Last night, when taking out the kitchen trash, I accidentally cut open my knuckle on the trash can.  I would hazard a guess that, as a trash can, it's likely crawling with a bunch of bacteria, so I cleaned the cut, squeezed out some Neosporin, and slapped on a bandaid.  In a different time, an untreated cut like that could have made me part of the 1 out of 6 statistic.

The point is less in the specifics and more in the general.  Compared to the past, we live in a much safer world when it comes to disease, and we seem to have lost a lot of the fear.
 
2020-10-23 12:25:52 PM  
If neighboring states were smart they would lock up their borders. No one in no one out.
 
2020-10-23 1:27:52 PM  
Had a regional (ND, SD, MN, WI, and IL I think) safety teleconference first thing this morning. Guy running the meeting was driving home the importance of mask use in the office and at customer sites. I didn't bother butting in to tell him that unless it's made mandatory, it won't happen because people are stupid wannabe cowboy animals. We are a fortune 100 company with employees around the world. A company-wide mandate could very plausibly save lives. Nothing.

Stopped in the office a bit later to grab something, and of the 4 people there (two of which are management), nobody was wearing a mask, including the only other liberal on our local team. It is going to get very bad very soon. I don't think there are 20 open ICU beds in the state.
 
2020-10-23 1:28:47 PM  
Lock the state's borders and let Darwin handle the rest. Anyone tries to get in or out gets tossed into a cell and tested daily for two weeks.
 
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