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Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« Reply #225 on: March 23, 2020, 09:53:46 PM »
I work in oil and gas, we are fuuuuucked.

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« Reply #226 on: March 24, 2020, 05:02:13 AM »
I'm having a moment of intense fear and panic.  Trump is signalling that he is ready to ignore the advice of every health professional in order to "save" the economy by Reopening 'Merica.  We are about to accelerate ourselves toward loss of human lives on an unprecedented scale.  That's my mindframe, at least.  Other people are free to think differently and feel less scared, of course. 
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« Reply #227 on: March 24, 2020, 06:36:33 AM »
I don’t think he has got the power to do it. It’s all governors and mayors doing all this stuff.
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« Reply #228 on: March 24, 2020, 06:41:53 AM »
Well as of last night the UK is on lockdown. I'm genuinely surprised they've done it given governments rarely operate on logic and sense* As it is, we're to stay home for 3 weeks. Only essential journeys and they're limited. Those at risk, are locked down for 12 weeks.

To be honest, for me personally, it won't make a lot of difference. I'm considering washing my car, which I haven't done in probably 6 months or so...

*should have done it earlier of course... But I'm still actually impressed they've done it at all!
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« Reply #229 on: March 24, 2020, 07:38:07 AM »
Hey hey hey, just breath man. I take lots of medicine for my anxiety, I don’t like it, but I tried to come off it once before and it wasn’t pretty.
Looks at it like this. With less people leaving the house, they need to come up with another source of income. They will turn to what they know how to do, and sell it online. For this, they will need a website.  Her business should be booming.


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« Reply #230 on: March 24, 2020, 07:43:34 AM »
I did say I was considering it, not actually washing the car... Baby steps.
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« Reply #231 on: March 24, 2020, 10:37:47 AM »
Decided to try grocery shopping early today, and it was a fascinating experience. Drove past Costco, and there was a line nearly about a half mile long once one considered the twists and curves. No one was staying 6ft apart either, just a mass conga-line of people.

Pulled into the Target parking lot, and another line around the store of folks waiting to get in.

But, drove to the grocery store that shares a parking lot with Target and... it was fine. While the shelves were a bit bare, I was able to get everything on my list. They had eggs, they had toilet paper, they had milk and butter, it was fine. Lines were a little longer than I'm used to, but that was partially due to folks keeping distance between them.

Why are people so weird......

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« Reply #232 on: March 24, 2020, 10:44:48 AM »
Received a no-contact pizza delivery yesterday.  Pizza guy arranges the boxes on your porch, knocks, then stands back from the porch.

I'm running through my beer supply way too fast.
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« Reply #233 on: March 24, 2020, 10:55:25 AM »
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« Reply #234 on: March 24, 2020, 10:59:10 AM »
Decided to try grocery shopping early today, and it was a fascinating experience. Drove past Costco, and there was a line nearly about a half mile long once one considered the twists and curves. No one was staying 6ft apart either, just a mass conga-line of people.

Pulled into the Target parking lot, and another line around the store of folks waiting to get in.

But, drove to the grocery store that shares a parking lot with Target and... it was fine. While the shelves were a bit bare, I was able to get everything on my list. They had eggs, they had toilet paper, they had milk and butter, it was fine. Lines were a little longer than I'm used to, but that was partially due to folks keeping distance between them.

Why are people so weird......
That happened in my hometown. My mother told me of the four grocery stores in town, two were nearly barren, one had an alright amount of stock, and the fourth was fully stocked. Just... why?

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« Reply #235 on: March 24, 2020, 11:16:58 AM »
Went for my usual bi-weekly grocery trip. Not a single loaf of sliced bread to be found! No bread, no hamburger buns, hot dog buns, rolls, or english muffins for that matter.

Put about 2 seconds of thought into it......

Went to the bakery. Loads upon loads of fresh bread there for the taking. Only needed to be sliced.

People are not only crazy... they are lazy as well. SMH..

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« Reply #236 on: March 24, 2020, 11:22:35 AM »
In Ontario today a new list of essential businesses allowed to remain open, the usual player like grocers, hardware stores, pharmacies... liquor stores, beer stores, weed stores...

https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/the-ontario-governments-list-of-essential-businesses

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« Reply #237 on: March 24, 2020, 01:00:02 PM »
In Ontario today a new list of essential businesses allowed to remain open, the usual player like grocers, hardware stores, pharmacies... liquor stores, beer stores, weed stores...

Its running the same here in the US. I'm quite amazed that the liquor and weed shops are considered "essential." Then, I remember how much in TAXES are collected from these and it all becomes clear  ::)

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« Reply #238 on: March 24, 2020, 01:08:21 PM »
In Ontario today a new list of essential businesses allowed to remain open, the usual player like grocers, hardware stores, pharmacies... liquor stores, beer stores, weed stores...

Its running the same here in the US. I'm quite amazed that the liquor and weed shops are considered "essential." Then, I remember how much in TAXES are collected from these and it all becomes clear  ::)

Yup, my thoughts exactly.
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« Reply #239 on: March 24, 2020, 02:45:20 PM »
Grocery stores are starting to get things back on the shelves. Unless I just picked a good time to stop by. They had paper products, cleaning products, meats, canned goods, etc... in short supply. Better than nothing like last week.