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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,962
    Are the L.A. Lakers from Miami ?

    They are from Minneapolis. That’s where they got their name from to begin with.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,962
    shawn474 wrote: »
    Everyone needs to put their dicks away and quit the pissing contest.....just everyone take a step back and relax.

    Are you measuring against the other guys and coming up short? That would explain a lot.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,510
    At that age that could happen with or without a virus...
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    We're in Macomb County, and surrounded by all the other high count areas. Near the epicenter. Being calm, cautious, and in good spirits! :smile:
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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,308
    Those epicenters are strange sometimes.

    In Georgia, there is an epicenter in Southwest Georgia (Albany) where the most people have died. Most of the cases have been attributed to the people who attended two funerals a week and half ago.

    In North Georgia, several people have died that attended two different church events. The people were members and former members of the choir.

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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,131
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    I think the POTUS calling the virus a Chinese virus does nothing but deflect from the US not being nearly prepared enough for an outbreak which was reported to the WHO on December 30, not to mention squash any hopes of cooperation between China and the US in containing the virus and sharing solutions. Also, this also digs us a bigger hole which is the trade war which will only deepen the recession we are headed into. Just another view of how to view what is going on....everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

    Last time I checked, no country was prepared. Period.
    All of us here had lot's of warning. Yet few were prepared for
    what was coming. China did do the world wrong in spreading
    false information about the outbreak.
    People need someone to blame. A whole lot of people
    could be faulted, but in the end many of us could go look
    in a mirror and see ourselves. All we can do is work at getting through this.


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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,308

    Israeli doctor in Italy: We no longer help those over 60
    Israeli medical doctor Gai Peleg told Israeli television that in northern Italy the orders are not to allow those over 60 access to respiratory machines.


    https://www.jpost.com/International/Israeli-doctor-in-Italy-We-no-longer-help-those-over-60-621856
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  • shawn474shawn474 Posts: 3,134
    edited March 22
    shawn474 wrote: »
    Everyone needs to put their dicks away and quit the pissing contest.....just everyone take a step back and relax.

    Are you measuring against the other guys and coming up short? That would explain a lot.

    John,
    You can never resist an opportunity to take a shot at someone. Thanks for you pointing out the obvious......that the remark was intended just for people like you. You have an uncanny knack of proving a lot of people right around here. Have a great day sport.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,962
    edited March 22
    shawn474 wrote: »
    shawn474 wrote: »
    Everyone needs to put their dicks away and quit the pissing contest.....just everyone take a step back and relax.

    Are you measuring against the other guys and coming up short? That would explain a lot.

    John,
    You can never resist an opportunity to take a shot at someone. Thanks for you pointing out the obvious......that the remark was intended just for people like you. You have an uncanny knack of proving a lot of people right around here. Have a great day sport.

    And you keep proving you have no sense of humor. I am not the one telling others to step back and relax. Looks like someone needs to follow their own advice.
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  • shawn474shawn474 Posts: 3,134
    edited March 22
    And you keep proving you have no sense of humor. I am not the one telling others to step back and relax. Looks like someone needs to follow their own advice.

    I am relaxed and content; Rest assured my sense of humor and yours differ. I have never been accused of not being funny in my lifetime....it is actually one of my best traits 😉. I would suggest if you would like a laugh that you actually be funny. Hope you and yours are safe.
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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,308
    The picture below is creepy beyond the story.

    Coronavirus: Lombardy region announces stricter measures

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51991972
    Under the new rules announced late on Saturday, sport and physical activity outside, even individually, is banned. Using vending machines is forbidden.

    The move comes as Italy reported nearly 800 coronavirus deaths on Saturday and saw its toll for the past month reach 4,825, the highest in the world.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,194
    edited March 22
    Rest assured my sense of humor and yours differ. I have never been accused of not being funny in my lifetime....

    You're not funny.....well, not in the humorous way.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,466
    So this is day 7 or so since the advice to stay at home if possible was announced.
    Another week to go.

    Then we'll see just how widespread this COVID19 strain has become AND we'll have a lot more test results from around the world. I know the top says we might need another week or two of self quarantining and limiting our public exposure after that...MAYBE.

    I'm happy to say my wife did a TP roll count yesterday and we have around 37 rolls left from a 48pack she bought from Sam's club a while back. :) we're good for a month at least. B)
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  • shawn474shawn474 Posts: 3,134
    F1nut wrote: »
    You're not funny.....well, not in the humorous way.

    I knew you couldn’t resist.....and you prove my point over and over and over and over......again and again. For the sake of mucking you another good thread, this is the last time I will engage the vocal minority. To you too Jesse, I truly hope you and yours stay safe.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,194
    shawn474 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    You're not funny.....well, not in the humorous way.

    I knew you couldn’t resist.....and you prove my point over and over and over and over......again and again. For the sake of mucking you another good thread, this is the last time I will engage the vocal minority. To you too Jesse, I truly hope you and yours stay safe.

    You opened the door, the vocal majority closed it.

    BTW, how much is that rain tax this year? LOL
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    edited March 22
    This is interesting, kinda cool, IMO. Never heard of the guy, D-Nice, but he held a live instagram concert a couple of days ago! :smile:
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    Excerpt from the article:
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    I think the POTUS calling the virus a Chinese virus does nothing but deflect from the US not being nearly prepared enough for an outbreak which was reported to the WHO on December 30, not to mention squash any hopes of cooperation between China and the US in containing the virus and sharing solutions. Also, this also digs us a bigger hole which is the trade war which will only deepen the recession we are headed into. Just another view of how to view what is going on....everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

    A few points to consider.

    1. If you assert that using the terms China virus or Wuhan virus is racist or malicious in some way, you're going to need to show your work there. Are the terms Ebola, Zika, Marburg, Lassa, Lyme, MERS, etc all racist/malicious too? This is NOT a new thing, naming virus strains after their place of origin.

    2. You are correct, the US was not prepared for this virus. But I ask you - who was? Seriously, what nation was prepared for this? People like you say "The President didn't have a plan, and was not prepared for this crisis". Ok, let's dust of the prior administration's global pandemic plan, and use that - Oh wait, that plan allowed seventeen thousand (17,000) people to die. Further, If our current administration had been spending billions two years ago building ventilators, manufacturing masks to store in a warehouse, people like you would have ridiculed them non-stop for reckless spending. By your logic, we should be spending billions (trillions?) to build underground cities, so we can survive when an asteroid collides with Earth and makes living on the surface impossible. That way, we will be "prepared" for that future crisis, right?

    3. You seriously want to get in bed with China?? China has been a flat-out criminal actor in this whole thing. Partner with them? Please... They knew about this at least a month before the rest of the world was informed. They suppressed individuals who tried to warn the world. They tried to shift blame to the US for the virus. They falsified data. Spare me your platitudes for China. And where are the animal rights activists speaking out on the Chinese Wet-Markets? Do you know why they have wet-markets where Chinese citizens buy, sell and consume rodents, civets, bats, etc? Because the Chinese government is a garbage government. One more piece of evidence that socialism does not work.

    4. The trade war with China is necessary, and this whole incident proves it. We have sold far to much of our country's soul to China in the name of cheap tvs, drugs, toys, clothes, etc. Its going to be painful to ween ourselves off Chinese crap, but it needs to be done, and this administration is the first to EVER stand up to China. Yea, its going to hurt - but it is of the utmost importance.

    As you said, everyone is entitled to their own opinion...
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    edited March 22
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,466
    Let me say this again...

    2 weeks down has been said by the top IS to find out how widespread this virus has infected the USA AND to see how it has infected the world too.

    NOT one news broadcast has said 2 weeks and go back to normal yet. At least I haven't heard anybody say it.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,773
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  • msgmsg Posts: 6,134
    Tony M wrote: »
    Let me say this again...

    2 weeks down has been said by the top IS to find out how widespread this virus has infected the USA AND to see how it has infected the world too.

    NOT one news broadcast has said 2 weeks and go back to normal yet. At least I haven't heard anybody say it.

    Sorry Tony and others, my mistake. That's what I get for speed reading.
    Guess this is getting to me a bit. I'm concerned about my elderly parents. And of course all other effects.
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  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,469
    Hopefully people are keeping a 6ft distance ie. socially distancing themselves, but I think nothing short of gloves and masks is really going to make a dent in this thing. I mean, I feel it's a bit of a joke here in NJ and NY where the governors have shut down all non-essential businesses and it turns out that is a very very small subset like hair and nail salons and restaurants that don't do take out etc.. I don't see any reduction in people out and about near me whatsoever. I was actually surprised that they allowed liquor stores to remain open.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,466
    Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your sabordinates credit for everything that goes well.

    Dwight Eisenhower

    I've been lucky enough in my life to have worked for bosses that have given credit to employees during company meetings many, many times.

    But employees that are snakes in the grass are everywhere! ;)
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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,131
    We were told to work from home on Saturday.
    Only come in for emergencies. All we are doing are "emergencies".
    So now what?
    So far I've had a to work a couple of hours today, and 5 hours on Saturday.
    I don't see this changing anytime soon.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,321
    China is trying extremely hard to cover their tracks and rewrite history

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15776/coronavirus-china-propaganda
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,927
    Hopefully people are keeping a 6ft distance ie. socially distancing themselves, but I think nothing short of gloves and masks is really going to make a dent in this thing.

    I doubt if gloves and masks for non-healthcare workers is going to make any difference.

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