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2021-11-28 8:36:13 AM  
There will be riots in the streets and only 25% of anybody is going to comply with a lockdown.

Hell, I probably won't even though I'm vaxxed and boosted.

My work certainly won't. Our largest customer is Amazon. Short of a Federal order, nothings going to happen.

I wish it wasn't the case, but here we are.
 
2021-11-28 9:01:52 AM  
You think Omicron is bad... you ain't seen nothing yet. Keep prolonging the pandemic the whole Greek alphabet variant parade is just around the corner.

The virus doesn't care about your freedoms.
 
2021-11-28 9:44:39 AM  
So, I'm wondering if it's even worth trying to get plane tickets to go visit my son for Xmas...

:-/
 
2021-11-28 9:47:59 AM  

togaman2k: There will be riots in the streets and only 25% of anybody is going to comply with a lockdown.

Hell, I probably won't even though I'm vaxxed and boosted.

My work certainly won't. Our largest customer is Amazon. Short of a Federal order, nothings going to happen.

I wish it wasn't the case, but here we are.


Pre-existing health laws allow the government to shut down airports, Greyhound, and Amtrak, and even inter-state travel. It would mean the end of Biden's presidency, but they could do it. But the only thing that will actually make a dent is shutting down Fox News/Newsmax/OAN which will never happen.
 
2021-11-28 10:19:18 AM  
If this keeps my workplace from sending me to Oklahoma City for job training, I am all for it.

That said, it has been very interesting to experience a pandemic firsthand and watching how things unfold and deteriorate.

/it will pass...eventually.
 
2021-11-28 10:19:21 AM  
So.... this means I can justify working from home still?!
 
2021-11-28 10:19:43 AM  

togaman2k: There will be riots in the streets and only 25% of anybody is going to comply with a lockdown.

Hell, I probably won't even though I'm vaxxed and boosted.

My work certainly won't. Our largest customer is Amazon. Short of a Federal order, nothings going to happen.

I wish it wasn't the case, but here we are.


Riots might be a better option to letting it mutate enough that everyone is dead. But who am I to say.
 
2021-11-28 10:20:53 AM  

xanadian: So, I'm wondering if it's even worth trying to get plane tickets to go visit my son for Xmas...

:-/


Just make sure you use Zoom. Should be all good otherwise.
 
2021-11-28 10:20:54 AM  
We shall see.
 
2021-11-28 10:20:54 AM  

Circusdog320: You think Omicron is bad... you ain't seen nothing yet. Keep prolonging the pandemic the whole Greek alphabet variant parade is just around the corner.

The virus doesn't care about your freedoms.


But -- I'm an AMERICAN!!
I have RIGHTS!!!
 
2021-11-28 10:21:34 AM  

togaman2k: There will be riots in the streets and only 25% of anybody is going to comply with a lockdown.

Hell, I probably won't even though I'm vaxxed and boosted.

My work certainly won't. Our largest customer is Amazon. Short of a Federal order, nothings going to happen.

I wish it wasn't the case, but here we are.


It will be 2 years since I've seen my office come March. I'm willing to go for 3.
 
2021-11-28 10:21:36 AM  

ImmutableTenderloin: So.... this means I can justify working from home still?!


You are Not working at home .... You are living at work.
 
2021-11-28 10:21:41 AM  

kdawg7736: We shall see.


Some of us shall see.
Others of us shall die.
 
2021-11-28 10:21:45 AM  

jso2897: Circusdog320: You think Omicron is bad... you ain't seen nothing yet. Keep prolonging the pandemic the whole Greek alphabet variant parade is just around the corner.

The virus doesn't care about your freedoms.

But -- I'm an AMERICAN!!
I have RIGHTS!!!


Hi Randy

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2021-11-28 10:22:01 AM  
I swore I saw this same story on here Thursday or Friday.
 
2021-11-28 10:22:59 AM  
This is why I took a $2/hr pay cut to work for a company that already did WFH before Covid. Don't need to worry about going to the office, at least.
 
2021-11-28 10:23:13 AM  
The virus is going to keep mutating and I would not be surprised by another, completely unrelated one, showing up. I struggled with various issues including agoraphobia before the pandemic started, so I'm just going to keep on keeping my head down. The way people are acting on top of the deadly pathogens isn't exactly motivating me to rejoin society any time soon.
 
2021-11-28 10:23:40 AM  

kdawg7736: I swore I saw this same story on here Thursday or Friday.


Actually, I've seen this movie several times.
It  always starts out with a loud, rich guy mocking a scientist.
 
2021-11-28 10:24:21 AM  
28 Days Later: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - East Hastings (High Quality)
Youtube -Ccpdgxe-c0
 
2021-11-28 10:24:31 AM  

Wobambo: The virus is going to keep mutating and I would not be surprised by another, completely unrelated one, showing up. I struggled with various issues including agoraphobia before the pandemic started, so I'm just going to keep on keeping my head down. The way people are acting on top of the deadly pathogens isn't exactly motivating me to rejoin society any time soon.


This - no one with any brains wants to go back to their "normal".
 
2021-11-28 10:24:32 AM  

GardenWeasel: togaman2k: There will be riots in the streets and only 25% of anybody is going to comply with a lockdown.

Hell, I probably won't even though I'm vaxxed and boosted.

My work certainly won't. Our largest customer is Amazon. Short of a Federal order, nothings going to happen.

I wish it wasn't the case, but here we are.

Pre-existing health laws allow the government to shut down airports, Greyhound, and Amtrak, and even inter-state travel. It would mean the end of Biden's presidency, but they could do it. But the only thing that will actually make a dent is shutting down Fox News/Newsmax/OAN which will never happen.


I hope it's the end... I don't want a president in his 80s.
 
2021-11-28 10:24:33 AM  
Yeah the US has already decided this is fine-  nothing gonna change

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2021-11-28 10:25:03 AM  

kdawg7736: I swore I saw this same story on here Thursday or Friday.


Well get used to it because until we as a collectively grow up, we're going to be seeing this kind of thing more often.
 
2021-11-28 10:25:09 AM  

jim32rr: ImmutableTenderloin: So.... this means I can justify working from home still?!

You are Not working at home .... You are living at work.


In that case, I'm a huge fan of my employer's "pets are allowed at the 'office'" policy.  As well as the work policy of "giving me a private fridge and bathroom".
 
2021-11-28 10:26:03 AM  

AcneVulgaris: GardenWeasel: togaman2k: There will be riots in the streets and only 25% of anybody is going to comply with a lockdown.

Hell, I probably won't even though I'm vaxxed and boosted.

My work certainly won't. Our largest customer is Amazon. Short of a Federal order, nothings going to happen.

I wish it wasn't the case, but here we are.

Pre-existing health laws allow the government to shut down airports, Greyhound, and Amtrak, and even inter-state travel. It would mean the end of Biden's presidency, but they could do it. But the only thing that will actually make a dent is shutting down Fox News/Newsmax/OAN which will never happen.

I hope it's the end... I don't want a president in his 80s.


I think he was only planning on one term regardless of what happens.  The bigger question is do we get a Qpresident or someone sane next
 
2021-11-28 10:26:22 AM  

jim32rr: ImmutableTenderloin: So.... this means I can justify working from home still?!

You are Not working at home .... You are living at work.


... which means I don't spend 1.5 hours each day living in traffic with people that will threaten my life over a car length.
 
2021-11-28 10:27:27 AM  
Cool, now take the thong off your head and close your curtains. Thanks
 
2021-11-28 10:27:43 AM  
I don't see it happening again.
 
2021-11-28 10:28:32 AM  

jaivirtualcard: Riots might be a better option to letting it mutate enough that everyone is dead. But who am I to say.


Hey, just so you know, RL is not a game of plague inc. A virus continuing to mutate so that it's more deadly is actually, like.

Generally not a viable strategy in nature, because then the virus dies off too.
 
2021-11-28 10:28:39 AM  
Well, it's a good thing we have freedoms.
 
2021-11-28 10:29:00 AM  
My wife and I both working from home with our awesome dog and food deliveries? The first lockdown was awesome for us. 

Bring it.
 
2021-11-28 10:29:32 AM  
In fact, if the virus evolves to be more deadly, it makes it HARDER for it to spread because dead people don't farking walk around spreading the virus.
 
2021-11-28 10:31:53 AM  
yay?
 
2021-11-28 10:33:58 AM  
Well, at least Atlantic hurricane season is over in 3 days.  So I've got that going for me, which is nice.
 
2021-11-28 10:34:22 AM  

xanadian: So, I'm wondering if it's even worth trying to get plane tickets to go visit my son for Xmas...

:-/


From the time the variants are spotted until it becomes the dominant strain is like four months.  Going to see your son at Christmas is probably fine.  Saint Patrick's day on the other hand....
 
2021-11-28 10:35:21 AM  

Felgraf: In fact, if the virus evolves to be more deadly, it makes it HARDER for it to spread because dead people don't farking walk around spreading the virus.


Yet.
 
2021-11-28 10:35:45 AM  
The article only call it worst in terms of transmitability, and says nothing about severity of symptoms.  And has a whole lot of speculation about everything.  So take that as you will.
 
2021-11-28 10:36:15 AM  

Felgraf: In fact, if the virus evolves to be more deadly, it makes it HARDER for it to spread because dead people don't farking walk around spreading the virus.


You've pointed that out before.
The thing is, mutations don't always follow a pattern of evolutionary maximization.
Sometimes, diseases evolve to be MORE deadly - even though it does not help their evolutionary progress.
And if you are one of the people who die, it doesn't help that you were so clever.
 
2021-11-28 10:36:20 AM  
It seems some people are willing to bet their lives on a very poor understanding of virology... Might help to remember that viruses don't have "strategies" and this was a zoonotic disease to begin with. It doesn't "need" us. Also, rabies laughs at your Cracker Jacks Virology Degree.
 
2021-11-28 10:37:29 AM  

Felgraf: In fact, if the virus evolves to be more deadly, it makes it HARDER for it to spread because dead people don't farking walk around spreading the virus.


Which doesn't mean it is necessarily less dangerous. The Spanish Flu was more deadly and did a great job of spreading itself around and killing hundreds of millions. A more dangerous mutation of COVID could definitely kill a lot more people if the anti-vaxxers keep letting grifters tell them what to do.
 
2021-11-28 10:37:42 AM  

togaman2k: There will be riots in the streets and only 25% of anybody is going to comply with a lockdown.

Hell, I probably won't even though I'm vaxxed and boosted.

My work certainly won't. Our largest customer is Amazon. Short of a Federal order, nothings going to happen.

I wish it wasn't the case, but here we are.


And this is how the pandemic will triple its killcount in just a handful of months.
 
2021-11-28 10:38:27 AM  

Felgraf: jaivirtualcard: Riots might be a better option to letting it mutate enough that everyone is dead. But who am I to say.

Hey, just so you know, RL is not a game of plague inc. A virus continuing to mutate so that it's more deadly is actually, like.

Generally not a viable strategy in nature, because then the virus dies off too.


Viruses don't make strategic plans for their, or your long term survival.
 
2021-11-28 10:38:42 AM  
I have been seeing something out there, in the derposphere, that claims the virus was engineered, and that the vaccine was co-engineered so that when "they"* release SARS COV-2.1 it will wipe out the unvaccinated.  Yet they still talk about the vaccine like it's the Devil.  A variation on this theme is that 2.1 will kill off only the vaxxed, but that doesn't make much sense, who would want a world full of only the most stupid and suggestible? Oh wait, never mind.
 
2021-11-28 10:40:07 AM  
So what's the mortality rate for vaccinated people?  Because if it's about the same level as other previous illnesses then everyone needs to be vaccinated who can but after that even immune compromised people will be at the same risk level as before.  It's coming up on 2 years and if everyone would get the vaccine then the risk is mitigated.  I'm not going to hermit it up any longer for something that might just make me sick, and anyone who gets seriously ill can thank the Q cult.
 
2021-11-28 10:40:18 AM  
If there was a way to bet every dollar I had and then leverage myself beyond any reasonable amount and bet against a federal lockdown happening in the US, I'd do it. I'm not saying whether it's the right thing or the wrong thing, but it simply isn't going to happen.
 
2021-11-28 10:40:23 AM  

Wobambo: The virus is going to keep mutating and I would not be surprised by another, completely unrelated one, showing up. I struggled with various issues including agoraphobia before the pandemic started, so I'm just going to keep on keeping my head down. The way people are acting on top of the deadly pathogens isn't exactly motivating me to rejoin society any time soon.


Indeed. It's just been bloody disheartening is what it's been.
 
2021-11-28 10:41:07 AM  
We will never get another lockdown, no matter how badly its needed. The reactionaries will see to that.

From here out its every man for himself.
 
2021-11-28 10:42:11 AM  
I've really enjoyed the lockdown. Do we really have to end it?
 
2021-11-28 10:42:14 AM  

Occam's Disposable Razor: If there was a way to bet every dollar I had and then leverage myself beyond any reasonable amount and bet against a federal lockdown happening in the US, I'd do it. I'm not saying whether it's the right thing or the wrong thing, but it simply isn't going to happen.


Can't be enforced without killing more morons than we're willing to.  Nature will sort it out though.
 
2021-11-28 10:42:25 AM  
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Buy your TP tonight. Early signs are it is a doozy.
 
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