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The local gov say there are six cases of the Wuhan Virus in our area. I am sure there are many more cases. The local gov is doing very little testing and only setup in the more affluent areas of the city. Us slobs in the suburbs don't need testing. lol
The mayor hear sounds like a mini-me of Trump; economics over the health of the citizens.
I'm still going about business as usual, cycling by myself, and self quarantine with 9 vandals.
I repaired the grounding the vandals chewed up and found one of the coaxes chewed up. Luckily it's for a marine antenna, so I'll just fix it with a pigtail and coupler. There is no power in it.
They are lucky they did not chew the lmr, I would be annoyed. I am going to slip some carflex over the undamaged coaxes this morning if the vandals did not get them overnight. lol
 

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The thing about taking care of businesses is they are the job creators - no business, no jobs. No jobs, no money. No money, you can't buy from other businesses. Businesses go bankrupt.

It's a well defined cycle.
 

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The thing about taking care of businesses is they are the job creators - no business, no jobs. No jobs, no money. No money, you can't buy from other businesses. Businesses go bankrupt.

It's a well defined cycle.
If all the skilled labor dies, the business dies. All your left with are McDonald employees. lol
 

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Some citizens of Alabama are not practicing anything the government has recommended to slow this virus. They make themselves look like complete idiots, and are endangering the lifes of many.
Wuhan virus cases increase daily here, and it will get a lot worse since Alabama and this city is very slow to do anything. The stupidity astounds me.
 

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Yep, it's nuts. I don't understand what the issue is with social distancing, and stay at home. I think people are confused with stay at home with stay in the house. All these snowflakes need to do is throw their vampiric looking children and themselves out in their yard to play or do yard work or whatever.
I rode 80 miles yesterday, never got close to another human, going outside is a no brainer.
What annoys me as well is the blame game. Morons placing blame everywhere but where it needs to be laid, and that is the Communist Chinese.
These people caused this virus, and it's spread, and now they are acting like the saviour to Euro nations, and others by sending tons of medical supplies. I have many things I have surmized about this virus, nothing like the nuts are spreading, but I just don't feel like spelling it out since there is nothing I can do, and apparently what the US won't do with China.
 

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I saw a chart last night showing estimated causes of death worldwide for 2020 so far. The COVID 19 was like 8,500 or something like that. I assume this to be low cause those chinese didn't report the majority of deaths. But in comparison of other causes of death the virus is really low. Auto death was already over a million. Heart disease was over 2 million. Heck, mothers dying giving birth was 10 times higher than the CV. The damage to our economy and political system is already done. Recovery will be very difficult.
It could be mythical but I read a piece where the writer wrote this thing is a plot by the socialist wing to take over. If they can keep this quarantine going via either the virus or social unrest Trump and Pence will be out of office come end of the year. Pelosi would take over and eliminate any further elections cause she can take over and make all things right. Actually doesn't sound far fetched. Check ammo and clean your guns.
 

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I’m in Southern California. People are indeed staying home. Families are walking. Parks are empty. Traffic is gone. The stock in stores is returning.
I think the people taking precautions here versus the life as usual type might be 50/50 if that.
I don't do conspiracy theories, so the US being taken over by socialist/communist, and elections being suspended is a bit far fetched. For one, I'm pretty sure the military would not go for a socialist/ communist takeover, and their are enough patriots in this country it would be impossible without the military assisting said takeover. Granted there are snowflakes in the military but not enough to cause much of an issue.
 

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The useles mayor of this city has made new decree from his crumbling throne; no stores may be filled past 40% capacity.
They never are except maybe during some holidays.
This guy from the get go has put economics before the health of the citizens. Of course the highly intelligent citizens in this area are not doung what they are asked to do anyway.
 

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I remember when Coca-Cola was getting after me for the way I got out of my truck. “You’re not using three points of contact!” I would remind them that I safely got out of my truck for 35 years and that was my authority. I get it. Leaders take their responsibility seriously, but they shouldn’t lead to making people passive.
I’m tired of the blabbing. I’ve never seen so much blabbing. I just heard a leader say the longer you’re on a ventilator the less chance of getting off. That’s true genius, but let that be what it is. I’d want my family to have hope if I was being ventilated.
 

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What does this virus situation look like in order for lock downs to be lifted? I feel like its a bit of a political game where the Mayors, Governors, and President have no good end game for this pandemic. As long as it is present, it is politically risky to loosen the grip as they would be painted as not caring about people.

When will it be safe to lift the restrictions?
 

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I remember when Coca-Cola was getting after me for the way I got out of my truck. “You’re not using three points of contact!” I would remind them that I safely got out of my truck for 35 years and that was my authority....
When I was in physical therapy for my shoulder joint replacement I was chatting with a guy that tore his rotator cuff (or whatever it was), he was getting in his truck (dump truck I think) and fell messing up his shoulder. I asked him if he was using three points of contact - "yes I was but the door handle broke..." Ouch.

Several months ago I almost did the same thing. I was wearing my Danner work boots with a very aggressive boot tread and when I was getting in my Deere tractor one of the tread blocks stuck in the step and I started falling backwards. At the last millisecond I grabbed the handle on the door, scared the crap out of me - at my age I don't need that kind of drama. I always use three points of contact getting in and out of my equipment but stuff happens.
 

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I won’t say I’m clumsy, but some times that third point of contact is my head or butt.
 

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What does this virus situation look like in order for lock downs to be lifted? I feel like its a bit of a political game where the Mayors, Governors, and President have no good end game for this pandemic. As long as it is present, it is politically risky to loosen the grip as they would be painted as not caring about people.

When will it be safe to lift the restrictions?
Personally, I don't think governments are doing enough.
People in this area are not doing as they are asked to do, it needs to be an order and it needs to be enforced, but there is but another issue, cops around here are lazy.
I have been looking at flight traker, and there are 100's of flights over the US day and night. There are still flights coming in from other countries as well. That is not containing the virus.
Many more are likely to die due to the haphazard methodology the government's are using.
 
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