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    https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/03/...aphic-factors/

    Very interesting overview of who's been getting sick and who hasn't.
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    John Oliver's take on it:

    https://youtu.be/c09m5f7Gnic
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
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    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    So I went to the grocery store today and stocked up on supplies. Not to protect myself from a virus. That wasn't my worry. To protect myself from idiots clearing the shelves thinking that it's the end times. Regardless of what happens, they've bought up a bunch of shit that nobody who needs it on a normal basis will be able to get now. You know what I wish? That this threat was actually at the level that they think it's at and kills off the stupid people.

    If anything, I stocked up on stuff that will come in handy in case of an earthquake because my kits needed updating. We'll be sitting pretty if the big one hits in the next six months to a year. And prepared for human stupidity if they make this shit out to be the drama they desperately want it to be. Still won't be able to pay rent if that happens, but we'll have pasta and rice and canned soup to eat under the bridge in our car at least.

    Always a silver lining
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
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    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    So I went to the grocery store today and stocked up on supplies. Not to protect myself from a virus. That wasn't my worry. To protect myself from idiots clearing the shelves thinking that it's the end times. Regardless of what happens, they've bought up a bunch of shit that nobody who needs it on a normal basis will be able to get now. You know what I wish? That this threat was actually at the level that they think it's at and kills off the stupid people.

    If anything, I stocked up on stuff that will come in handy in case of an earthquake because my kits needed updating. We'll be sitting pretty if the big one hits in the next six months to a year. And prepared for human stupidity if they make this shit out to be the drama they desperately want it to be. Still won't be able to pay rent if that happens, but we'll have pasta and rice and canned soup to eat under the bridge in our car at least.

    Always a silver lining
    Yeah, I imagine somewhere in TX my sister is dusting off her Y2K end of the world food rations and feeling pleased with herself that she was already prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    We'll be sitting pretty if the big one hits in the next six months to a year. And prepared for human stupidity if they make this shit out to be the drama they desperately want it to be. Still won't be able to pay rent if that happens, but we'll have pasta and rice and canned soup to eat under the bridge in our car at least.

    Always a silver lining
    Your ability to maintain a positive outlook in the face of adversity is truly inspiring.

    Seriously though, this sucks for you and I hope for your sake and others like you, that the hysteria dies down soon. Big Pig Hugs to you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    So I went to the grocery store today and stocked up on supplies. Not to protect myself from a virus. That wasn't my worry. To protect myself from idiots clearing the shelves thinking that it's the end times. Regardless of what happens, they've bought up a bunch of shit that nobody who needs it on a normal basis will be able to get now. You know what I wish? That this threat was actually at the level that they think it's at and kills off the stupid people.

    If anything, I stocked up on stuff that will come in handy in case of an earthquake because my kits needed updating. We'll be sitting pretty if the big one hits in the next six months to a year. And prepared for human stupidity if they make this shit out to be the drama they desperately want it to be. Still won't be able to pay rent if that happens, but we'll have pasta and rice and canned soup to eat under the bridge in our car at least.

    Always a silver lining
    I went to Meijers yesterday and they were all sold out of hand sanitizer. The whole shelf was empty.
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    I tried to call my doctor's office this morning to set up a blood pressure check up and I was NUMBER 96 IN QUEUE.

    People are freaking out over everything.

    I can still buy toilet paper, tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBeWithMe View Post
    I tried to call my doctor's office this morning to set up a blood pressure check up and I was NUMBER 96 IN QUEUE.

    People are freaking out over everything.

    I can still buy toilet paper, tho.
    We've actually been buying our toilet paper, paper towels and coffee in bulk and having it delivered for the last year now to save money. So we're set in that department, thankfully. We just recieved a shipment last week of that stuff so we're good for now. Dog food too. All of that stuff is going to be gone because of people squandering it out of fear.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
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    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Same old playbook the orange windbag uses for all his fuck-ups.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/04/polit...der/index.html

    Trump falsely claimed that Obama administration slowed down diagnostic testing, experts say
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    https://abcnews.go.com/Health/scient...ry?id=69391954

    Scientists say they've identified 2 strains of COVID-19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    So I went to the grocery store today and stocked up on supplies. Not to protect myself from a virus. That wasn't my worry. To protect myself from idiots clearing the shelves thinking that it's the end times. Regardless of what happens, they've bought up a bunch of shit that nobody who needs it on a normal basis will be able to get now. You know what I wish? That this threat was actually at the level that they think it's at and kills off the stupid people.

    If anything, I stocked up on stuff that will come in handy in case of an earthquake because my kits needed updating. We'll be sitting pretty if the big one hits in the next six months to a year. And prepared for human stupidity if they make this shit out to be the drama they desperately want it to be. Still won't be able to pay rent if that happens, but we'll have pasta and rice and canned soup to eat under the bridge in our car at least.

    Always a silver lining

    This girl is pissed, I went on amazon to order my normal things such as emergen c and they were out. Only time in 10 years. People are getting crazy. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviant Toaster View Post
    This girl is pissed, I went on amazon to order my normal things such as emergen c and they were out. Only time in 10 years. People are getting crazy. lol
    FFS. It's insane
    My worry is for the folks that can't get to the grocery store often and don't have the ability to stock up because of mobility/money issues. Which, ironically enough, are the people that probably need it more than "Ted and Nancy Morrison who are lawyers and have 2.5 kids and amazing insurance". It's sad how people have been so conditioned to be "ME FIRST, FUCK EVERYONE ELSE" in this country.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
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    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    FFS. It's insane
    My worry is for the folks that can't get to the grocery store often and don't have the ability to stock up because of mobility/money issues. Which, ironically enough, are the people that probably need it more than "Ted and Nancy Morrison who are lawyers and have 2.5 kids and amazing insurance". It's sad how people have been so conditioned to be "ME FIRST, FUCK EVERYONE ELSE" in this country.
    In this country its been me first fuck everyone else ever since they sailed here on their ships and stole land. Me first, this is mine not yours. Nothing has changed!

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/st...id=hplocalnews

    State Department urging US citizens not to travel by cruise ship

    U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship, an advisory from the U.S. State Department said Sunday.
    a large ship in a body of water: Cruise ships ? Provided by WESH Orlando Cruise ships

    The advisory was issued, because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an increased risk of being infected with the coronavirus on cruises.

    Passengers with plans to travel by cruise ship should contact their cruise line companies directly for further information, the State Department said.

    In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many countries have implemented strict screening procedures that have denied port entry rights to ships and prevented passengers from disembarking.

    The State Department said that while the U.S. government has evacuated some cruise ship passengers in recent weeks, repatriation flights should not be relied upon as an option for U.S. citizens under the potential risk of quarantine by local authorities.

    The news comes as a cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus and headed to the port of Oakland, California, will remain in international waters for at least another day as officials work on plans to transport passengers to facilities around the country.

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/he...id=hplocalnews

    The government's top infectious disease expert on Sunday said that the coronavirus outbreak is getting worse and warned elderly and sick people to think twice before traveling or circulating in crowds.
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    ugh. We have a film series every year. 400-500 people, many of them oldish every week for 10 weeks. This is week nine. I'm hoping the Trump pandemic doesn't hurt attendance. I'm also hoping we don't spread the plague. moooo
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    So what's a large social gathering? 500, 1000, more?



    I have tickets to two different concerts at the end of this month. I am beginning to wonder if they might cancel at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/mee...osure-n1152501



    So what's a large social gathering? 500, 1000, more?



    I have tickets to two different concerts at the end of this month. I am beginning to wonder if they might cancel at this point.
    Good question. Our attendance was a little down last night, but it often is late in the season, also, the movie wasn't one of the strongest, so we were iffy about it already. Also Million Dollar Quartet was in town for two shows (we went to the matinee) probably 2500 people shoehorned together... Our movie theatre seats about 600. People are squeezed into the lobby like sardeens. No way NOT to breathe and cough on each other. If anyone was sick, we are all doomed. Then you get your popcorn and eat it with your hands then touch the armrest???
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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzld View Post
    Good question. Our attendance was a little down last night, but it often is late in the season, also, the movie wasn't one of the strongest, so we were iffy about it already. Also Million Dollar Quartet was in town for two shows (we went to the matinee) probably 2500 people shoehorned together... Our movie theatre seats about 600. People are squeezed into the lobby like sardeens. No way NOT to breathe and cough on each other. If anyone was sick, we are all doomed. Then you get your popcorn and eat it with your hands then touch the armrest???
    I'm a bit of an admitted germaphobe anyway...I haven't been to a movie theater in over 15 years so that would probably be a no go for me in the best of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    I'm a bit of an admitted germaphobe anyway...I haven't been to a movie theater in over 15 years so that would probably be a no go for me in the best of times.
    I'm not. You wouldn't know it from my posts here, but I've always been a believer in keeping my immune system strong my challenging it with "a little healthy dirt" not babying it with antibacterial wipes, I get my flu shot and go on about my business, but this feels different. And of course my house is full of invalids.
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    lol at Nestle being some vicious smiter, she's the nicest person on this site besides probably puzzld. Or at least the last person to resort to smiting.
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    Damn, I really wanted to go see the Impractical Jokers movie. Should I not risk it?



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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    Damn, I really wanted to go see the Impractical Jokers movie. Should I not risk it?

    Wait till it comes out on streaming or Redbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzld View Post
    I'm not. You wouldn't know it from my posts here, but I've always been a believer in keeping my immune system strong my challenging it with "a little healthy dirt" not babying it with antibacterial wipes, I get my flu shot and go on about my business, but this feels different. And of course my house is full of invalids.
    I say I am a germaphobe, but the only thing I do is apply sanitizer. My real reason for not going to the movie theater is because I prefer to watch movies at home because I hate people yacking during movies. I will go to concerts and everywhere else like normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    I say I am a germaphobe, but the only thing I do is apply sanitizer. My real reason for not going to the movie theater is because I prefer to watch movies at home because I hate people yacking during movies. I will go to concerts and everywhere else like normal.
    Same! I have gone to the theaters like, 2 times in the last decade. I was just going to wait until Impractical Jokers came out but my sister called me to tell me how hilarious it was, and now I don't know if I can wait


    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    It?s in Ohio now.

    I went to the park today and there was a big snotty loogie (sp?) on the equipment. I was like nope. Bye.

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