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  1. Speaking of China, this is what we'd like to avoid (it's likely to be pulled from the internet soon, but this is Hubei opening)... https://twitter.com/TruthAbtChina "SUMMARY: Lockdown in Hubei was lifted 2 days ago and people wanted to go back to work in Jiangxi. Jiangxi police would not let them in. People from Hubei got mad. Jiangxi police invaded Hubei police jurisdiction, causing fights between the police. Riots ensued." This may explain why possible big gathering places, like movie theaters, got suddenly closed indefinitely...it seems it's not just the virus that might get out of hand...we wanna avoid this here at all costs...
  2. I see you found my previous post on the last page and recopied it - it's all good b/c it deserved discussion:)...
  3. So, this was short-lived in China... https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-shuts-down-all-cinemas-again-1287040 Money quote: ""This second closure will not be a one- or two-week issue," an executive at a major exhibition company told The Hollywood Reporter, asking not to be named because of the sensitivity of commenting on government policy related to the coronavirus. "They are going to be even more cautious when they attempt to reopen again — and this will set us back a long time.""
  4. So Prince Charles and Boris Johnson...Geez...the entire British governmental structure has probably been exposed:(...
  5. Legomasters - the most brilliant use of Lego in entertainment since the Lego Movie...and it actually teaches you something and can give you something to do if you have piles of them somewhere...
  6. That's the 1st step...no one ever is. But, no one is every really ready for the trials life throws them. That's why I fall back on military lessons from my younger days - my favorite has always been adapt and overcome. Right now, our biggest jobs, if we aren't on the front lines of medical, logistics, and essential services are to adapt to a wildly changing lifestyle and to not become a problem, but instead any tiny solution we can be.
  7. Gonna be a fascinating report 3 years from now when we find out how much everyone is lying, and who lied the most and who lied the least (since I expect we'll get the same kinda data deep dive when this is mostly over like we got for swine flu)...
  8. Well, that explains the current testing results in China...note, this is not the only country reporting all the Chinese tests they bought were worthless...
  9. Leave it overnight...then bring it in, open it, and wash your hands after you deal with it...
  10. Actually, you've hit on the exact reason he'll win or not...if he keeps the body count below the European countries, which are all about 1/5 or less the population of the US, he'll win in a landslide b/c folks will say "he did better than everyone else in charge"...(whether that's true or not won't matter, b/c perception is reality and that green ticking chart is the perception)... If the US goes wildly above in the body count, then folks will say "he was just as bad or worse than the rest of them...:" and he'll lose...
  11. But, you're talking macro...I'm talking micro... Everyone has neighbors or friends or family that are personally suffering right now from sacrificing for the quarantine...and if they are suffering, they are likely to both lobby for an end to this needed quarantine or they are likely to break quarantine...so we need to hear their stories, and offer help if we can. I bought 5 ducks online for Easter dinner and offered 3 of them out to friends who I knew were suffering under the almost full truths that all 5 couldn't fit in my freezer but I was too cheap to pay double per duck for shipping (and you needed to order 5 for free shipping). I figured if nothing else, I could give them an Easter meal to make for themselves and their kids (and when proteins are so hard to come by around here, knowing you've got one has got to be a little help)...and it was never pitched as charity, but helping me out so I didn't have to tackle the mental hurdle of being too cheap to pay $20/duck just for shipping (the ducks themselves were $20 before the charge)...these folks work and work hard, and would never have taken it otherwise... Now, this is something so little (we get to be the porch deliverers tomorrow night when they show up), but I'm hoping to keep kicking in a little every day to folks I see...even if it's fresh baked cookies to my next door neighbors who are grandparents that have 4 grandkids under 5 visiting constantly...and who I know have struggled to get groceries lately...
  12. While I agree, we have to have empathy and we have to help... If we don't, the house of cards of staying closed falls down...
  13. At least that's backing off March 31...and will probably give time to actually see if the lock down is working... I don't expect anything easing by Apr 12, either...but I guess you have to give hope to folks that things will ease, b/c I do have friends that are echoing both sides of this (I fall on the "stay home stupid" side, but people I wouldn't expect agree with me...and disagree with me...it's not falling on partisan lines by me, but more "dual income/ can't homeschool or stay home" family and "I own a small business" lines on one side vs others...although I also know seniors who just wanna go live vs those who just want everyone staying home...)...and I'd almost say part of the lines are "is my family driving me nuts" or not... PS - I know this is affecting some mentally, since I got an anonymous nasty gram from a person in my own neighborhood on Sunday b/c I let my kids play outside my door, and don't you know corona is everywhere in my neighborhood? I think the lady (definitely women's handwriting) is freaking out and she won't let her own kid outside...and this is driving her doubly up a wall...b/c we have no corona cases in my neighborhood...so, I'm seeing and hearing everything...
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