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  • Alkaid13Alkaid13 Georgia
    Damn man, hope you feel better soon. 
    cdriveNoel
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    @cdrive Oh your poor child! I'm glad you're feeling better. 
    cdrive
  • MichelleMichelle California
    cdrive said:
    Was in the master bedroom, our pre-planned ‘area’ God forbid, and I’m wearing a mask while putting on gloves when my 7 yr old came to the door and said worried and scared “Daddy what’s happening?”  That was pretty rough.  But feeling great today. Hopefully just a false alarm. Dumb that we all can’t just get tested, and with a good test with quick response. 
    That's an aspect of this pandemic that's breaking my heart (along with the suffering, deaths, misery, separation from loved ones, and all of the general awfulness) - the innocent children who are seeing these things around them and have no idea what's truly going on.  How scary it must be for them.  I have a big soft spot for kids, and moments like this just make me want to give them a big hug.  I can only imagine how you must have felt hearing that and seeing his face. 

    I'm so glad you're feeling better today.  I can 100% relate to the 'what if...?' of it all.
    cdrive
  • MichelleMichelle California
    amyja89 said:
    Anybody got any nice bleach cocktail recipes they want to share?
    My face while watching him make that suggestion:



    Gawd help us.  When I finally make my way across the pond once this is all over, I may never come back until he's out of office.  FFS.  :neutral:
    NoelMarciPhoebes89
  • tom_gtom_g WV
    edited April 24
    CapeGabe said:

    ... Also CNN has been caught more than once bringing their own signs to report on


    @CapeGabe
     Can you share anything on this?
  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    Michelle said:
    amyja89 said:
    Anybody got any nice bleach cocktail recipes they want to share?

    Gawd help us.  When I finally make my way across the pond once this is all over, I may never come back until he's out of office.  FFS.  :neutral:
    Guessing I missed something.
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Now he said he was being sarcastic. So today with 50,000 dead Americans his excuse is “hey guys, I’m just up here trolling.” 
    Michelle
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    tom_g said:
    CapeGabe said:

    ... Also CNN has been caught more than once bringing their own signs to report on


    @CapeGabe
     Can you share anything on this?

    Who watches the watchmen?
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    dang @cdrive that sucks man. glad you're doing better. that edible should make thing just a little better ;)
    MichellecdriveNoel
  • edited April 25
    tom_g said:
    CapeGabe said:

    ... Also CNN has been caught more than once bringing their own signs to report on


    @CapeGabe
     Can you share anything on this?

    Ah no, I don't keep a file. Just a memory from shaking my head at the time.

    You can see a recent fabricated piece with a certain CNN person emerging from quarantine although he was clearly shown to have been at a construction site on another of their properties arguing with people weeks before.

    The broader point I was attempting to get across is the sad shape of news reporting today. It is easy for new coverage to be manipulative and to be manipulated themselves. They get their money from generating outrage and clicks. I can't name you a single news source that if I read a story from them I believe without wasting my time doing their job and backtracking the story to usually find that it embellished bullshit. I think the term that is used is information laundering and both the right and the left do it. It's easy to just read something and get outraged especially if it fits your political views. I'd rather deal in facts and make my own mind up.

    After rereading what I wrote I am sure some may see me in a bunker with JFK conspiracies on the wall but I am a huge sceptic and there are few conspiracies I believe, other than Epstein didn't kill himself. I just don't trust any of the modern press.

    JaimieTrhcoop
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited April 24
    @CapeGabe I agree. I don't believe that sign is real. I need more proof than a photo of a sign.
    CapeGabe
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited April 24
    Chinaski said:
    dang @cdrive that sucks man. glad you're doing better. that edible should make thing just a little better ;)
    Helps the stomach cramps for sure. Thanks my dude.
    ChinaskiMichelleNoelPhoebes89
  • MichelleMichelle California
    ChinaskiTeresa from ConcordDoubleA_RonMarciCapeGabecdriveNoelPhoebes89
  • JoshuaHeterJoshuaHeter Omaha, NE
    I flatter myself to think that if you sent me back in time to the Summer of 2001, I could stop 9/11.

    But, if you sent me back in the Fall or Summer of 2019, my only hope in stopping the pandemic would rest on my ability to convince (powerful) people that I'm from the future. 

    Given that assumption, how much time would you need (for research, planning, and what not) for your trip back in time to the Summer or Fall of 2019 to convince (powerful) people that you are from the future and that you have super important info... to stop the pandemic?

    Yes, this post is evidence that quarantine is driving me to insanity. 
    FreddycdriveCory
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    I flatter myself to think that if you sent me back in time to the Summer of 2001, I could stop 9/11.

    But, if you sent me back in the Fall or Summer of 2019, my only hope in stopping the pandemic would rest on my ability to convince (powerful) people that I'm from the future. 

    Given that assumption, how much time would you need (for research, planning, and what not) for your trip back in time to the Summer or Fall of 2019 to convince (powerful) people that you are from the future and that you have super important info... to stop the pandemic?

    Yes, this post is evidence that quarantine is driving me to insanity. 
    However long it takes to show enough of the right people that I can predict the stock market with impossible accuracy.
    CoryGiovanni
  • JoshuaHeterJoshuaHeter Omaha, NE
    Freddy said:
    However long it takes to show enough of the right people that I can predict the stock market with impossible accuracy.
    I deem the level of specificity in this answer... unacceptable.
  • Doctor_NickDoctor_Nick Terminus
    edited April 25
    Yeah, after listening to Serial and watching Making a Murderer, my belief in journalism was really shaken.  And those are people with access to all kinds of evidence, documents, people and time.  What are the journalists who are on a deadline doing?

    CapeGabe said:
    tom_g said:
    CapeGabe said:

    ... Also CNN has been caught more than once bringing their own signs to report on


    @CapeGabe
     Can you share anything on this?

    Ah no, I don't keep a file. Just a memory from shaking my head at the time.

    You can see a recent fabricated piece with a certain CNN person emerging from quarantine although he was clearly shown to have been at a construction site on another of their properties arguing with people weeks before.

    The broader point I was attempting to get across is the sad shape of news reporting today. It is easy for new coverage to be manipulative and to be manipulated themselves. They get their money from generating outrage and clicks. I can't name you a single news source that if I read a story from them I believe without wasting my time doing their job and backtracking the story to usually find that it embellished bullshit. I think the term that is used is information laundering and both the right and the left do it. It's easy to just read something and get outraged especially if it fits your political views. I'd rather deal in facts and make my own mind up.

    After rereading what I wrote I am sure some make see me in a bunker with JFK conspiracies on the wall but I am a huge sceptic and there a few conspiracies I believe, other than Epstein didn't kill himself. I just don't trust any of the modern press.


    CapeGaberhcoop
  • DoubleA_RonDoubleA_Ron San Diego
    Yeah, after listening to Serial and watching Making a Murderer, my belief in journalism was really shaken.  And those are people with access to all kinds of evidence, documents, people and time.  What are the journalists who are on a deadline doing?
    Yup.  It’s not about being right, it’s about being first.
    CapeGabe
  • Just received a critical supply shipment today:
    - 1 case of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    - 6 bottles of wine
    - 1 bottle of Tito's Vodka
    - 1 bottle of Bulleit Bourbon
    - 1 bottle of Laphroaig Scotch

    I may survive another week of lockdown.


    NoelcdriveMarciFreddy
  • edited April 28
    Some scientific perspective from people in the field I found interesting, it's contains a lot of important questions and concerns how to look at and deal with this crisis






  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Just received a critical supply shipment today:
    - 1 case of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    - 6 bottles of wine
    - 1 bottle of Tito's Vodka
    - 1 bottle of Bulleit Bourbon
    - 1 bottle of Laphroaig Scotch

    I may survive another week of lockdown.


    Essential.
  • Zoom beer night with friends this Tuesday.   Gonna feel great to 'get out' again.
    Noel
  • NoelNoel Dallas, TX
    tom_g said:
    Zoom beer night with friends this Tuesday.   Gonna feel great to 'get out' again.
    I’ve been doing regular hangouts on FaceTime with my family/friends over the weeks. I have at least one beer with my best friend once a week. Sometimes his wife joins in on the fun. I also have group ones with my cousins or my boys. Since the draft was this weekend, my football group Zoom calls were popping. A lot of us were cheering and/or chugging when the Cowboys made another great pick.

    It’s helped a lot with some of the people who live alone. We’re all going through something (some better, some worse) so it’s nice to bring a bit or normalcy to our lives. It’s helped me just in terms of general anxiety. I’m a very social person and I really miss meeting up with family and friends.
    HatorianChinaskiMarciMichelle
  • Never a big fan before but I have been appreciating the Governor Cuomo briefings lately - anyone taking this lightly should come to New York and see the state of things here. We finally flattened the curve (for now we hope.) But I appreciated his suggestion that the protestors should demonstrate their liberty by volunteering as first responders. If they are so sure they will not get sick they should work alongside the people that will be treating them/dying because of them in hospitals and on the front lines. 
    MichelleGiovanniJaimieTTeresa from ConcordNoelDeeMarci
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @Chrissy1125 You really get to see who among politicians actually has leadership skills in something like this. I have always had a strong dislike of our state Premier, but he stepped up really early and put measures in place for the state while the Prime Minister was still dithering around trying not to upset “big business”. As a result South Australia has a fairly low number of cases compared to other Australian states, and only 4 deaths out of 80+ in the country. I’m very impressed with the way he has handled things. 
    MarciFlukesCoryMichelleChrissy1125
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Hey @Evan, how are you and your family doing?
    CoryMichelleNoelFlukesEvan
  • DoubleA_RonDoubleA_Ron San Diego
    Relistening to the BM TV Chernobyl podcasts and damn... eery similarities to what we’re going through today.  The conversations feel almost prescient.
    NoelFreddyMarci
  • FlukesFlukes Calgary, Canada
    Let me start by saying I realize this makes my extremely fortunate and I don't want to be tone deaf, but I'm feeling very relieved.

    I just got the word that our salaries and work hours are being restored as of our next biweekly pay May 8th. The assistance from the federal government here in Canada means that the company can afford the full payroll and we can get back to (remote) business as normal. 

    It probably won't be until Q3, but they are also planning to make us whole for the partial salary lost over the last 5 weeks.

    I know my situation is rare. There are still good, decent companies out there. I'm incredibly fortunate to work for one.
    Alkaid13JaimieTNoelMichelleDoubleA_RonChinaskiGiovanniDeeMarciweeniegirl
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    How is everyone holding up?

    I want to go to a beach soooooooooo bad.  Or a nice pristine river like the Blanco River here in Texas.  I spent some of yesterday going to vrbo and orbitz just fantasizing.  I tracked down 2 old river houses I've done a weekend at with friends years and years ago:  http://www.shaderanch.com/ ; &  https://www.theriverhaven.com/ ;   I've looked at beach houses on Swede's Rentals for Crystal Beach, TX.  I've looked at drive times to Marfa, TX.  Found out that the Balmorhea Pool in West Texas is closed til late summer.  Looked at North Padre Island, South Padre, drive time to Orange Beach, AL.  All for not. Can't go outside. You got atmospheric chemists warning of the air on beaches...https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/04/05/coronavirus-beach-surf-breeze-prather-complicated/  Hotels near beaches like in Corpus Christi are open but do you trust a hotel right now?  Of course not.  Man, just one fucking day on the beach.  My kingdom for a horse.  


    Flukes
  • MichelleMichelle California
    cdrive said:
    How is everyone holding up?

    I want to go to a beach soooooooooo bad.  Or a nice pristine river like the Blanco River here in Texas.  I spent some of yesterday going to vrbo and orbitz just fantasizing.  I tracked down 2 old river houses I've done a weekend at with friends years and years ago:  http://www.shaderanch.com/ ; &  https://www.theriverhaven.com/ ;   I've looked at beach houses on Swede's Rentals for Crystal Beach, TX.  I've looked at drive times to Marfa, TX.  Found out that the Balmorhea Pool in West Texas is closed til late summer.  Looked at North Padre Island, South Padre, drive time to Orange Beach, AL.  All for not. Can't go outside. You got atmospheric chemists warning of the air on beaches...https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/04/05/coronavirus-beach-surf-breeze-prather-complicated/  Hotels near beaches like in Corpus Christi are open but do you trust a hotel right now?  Of course not.  Man, just one fucking day on the beach.  My kingdom for a horse.  
    I hear you.  I can only imagine how you're feeling, as from what I know of you, you love to be outdoors and Texas has some beautiful places.  

    I'm having a rough week.  I've just been thinking that this would have been my last week at work before I eat pray love my way across England for 2 weeks.  Instead I'll be stuck here in boring, gray, miserable Humboldt County, still coming to work, still dealing with Covid restrictions and the emotional toll from them.  I'm burned out from work, I haven't been sleeping well, and all I want is to get the hell out of here.  I could have been sipping coffee & strolling through St. James Park, admiring the ancient Roman baths, visiting old ancestors' gravesites, driving through small villages and across the Yorkshire Dales, or walking the crowded cobbled streets of York.  But I'll be here behind this same damn desk instead.   Don't get me wrong - I'm grateful to still have a job when so many are losing theirs.  I realize that I'm fortunate and am thankful for that.  But I really want to be somewhere else.  I've been spending a lot of time on Google Street View and daydreaming of the day that I can board the plane and leave everything behind me here for half a month.  I'm trying to take solace in the knowlege that that day will come, eventually.  

    Hang in there, friend.  If I can, you can.  :)
    FlukesNoelMrXcdrive
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