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Topic: Coronavirus/COVID-19
Posted By: aka ron
Subject: Coronavirus/COVID-19
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2020 at 5:42pm
Are you concerned?

The wife and I are just getting over some cold and flu symptoms.  She had it for over two weeks and mine lasted only about 5 days.  I'm almost my normal ornery self again.  She is out and about much more than I am. The lady at the Culver's drive-thru didn't have her voice.  Another symptom that we went though.  That's a little scary!



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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2020 at 8:26pm
I'm more concerned about the effects on the stock market than I am about the virus itself.


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2020 at 11:26pm
So is Trump.

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 29 Feb 2020 at 6:15pm

Medical expert on coronavirus: Don't panic, 'prepare for the worst right now'


https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/medical-expert-on-coronavirus-dont-panic-prepare-for-the-worst-right-now-205533137.html


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Posted By: PitLoad413
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2020 at 6:02pm
Don't panic, huh? Tell that to the f**king morons who bought up all the Isopropyl Alcohol, Hand Santizer, and etc.  Prepare for the worst! What the sh*t is this? A snowstorm?! It's like that South Park episode on Global Warming where the whole town is panic buying everything off the goddamned shelves. 

You so-called experts f**k this all up didn't you?  I work in retail, right smack dab in the middle of this sh*tstorm. You could've done a hell of a lot better.  Now the people who really are sick, and really need those aformentioned items in the previous paragraph can't get them.  I think the best phrase to use is: "STOP HOARDING! STOP PANIC-BUYING! GET THE FACTS ON THE WHO website!  Personally, someone should fire this asshole!


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2020 at 6:09pm
Thumbs Up
We have a running joke about it around here.  The wife, a retired RN, was talking about a Pandemic 2 months ago!



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Posted By: ThatNerdInPhilly
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2020 at 5:39pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

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We have a running joke about it around here.  The wife, a retired RN, was talking about a Pandemic 2 months ago!


When I FIRST heard about this Wuhan town beings "closed off" a few months ago, I said to my aunt - this WTF virus will be here "by summer." I was way off on that, honestly I didn't think by late Feb.! Guess I was being over-optimistic perhaps

I'm not in a total panic, not yet. I DO worry if my aunt gets this, it can be extremely serious for her. Upper 70s, diabetes, has a history of respiratory issues, pneumonia (There are now 7 cases of this near me though Montgomery County PA outside Philly...smh!) I do suspect there are a heck of lot more cases out there - lack of testing just can't confirm it yet.  

This stock market plunge last week and especially today, economy in general is a hell of a lot more concerning than this damn pandemic right now.

As for this sh*tbag clueless so called "President" the Govt. run agencies.
NO info, wrong/conflicting info. This is such a massive clusterf**k!! Angry


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Posted By: ThatNerdInPhilly
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2020 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I'm more concerned about the effects on the stock market than I am about the virus itself.


I didn't see this reply. Yeah that was my concern. Feb 29 you posted this, the sh*t really started to hit March 2, exactly one week ago. Seeing it plunge bouncing from 1800-2000 points at 9:35am, 7% loss triggering a "stoppage" ...Jesus!! 

(1:45pm EDT, it's back down 1800+ points again, over 7% loss)

THIS is the part that is really scaring the hell out of me right now, more than this virus.

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2020 at 6:21pm
I hadn't checked it yet today. But thanks for that update. Motherf*cker.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2020 at 6:35pm
My next door neighbor is an HR Director for Universal Studios, China Operation. Hence, he travels back and forth between here and China on a semi regular basis. 

I noticed that his car had been gone from shortly after the beginning of the year and most of January which was unusual because normally he'd just leave his car home and get a ride to the airport. As January turned into February and he was still gone, I began to suspect that he might've gotten caught in the quarantine or, worse yet, come down with the virus. 

A couple of weeks ago, some of his friends stayed there for a few days, then a gal who I'd seen before came by in his car. I saw the car first and figured he was home, then I saw her hauling a couple of trash bags out, so I chatted with her for a few minutes.

According to her, he says it's more of a mild annoyance than anything really serious and the reason he's been over there so long is work related. They're building and opening a new Universal China theme park apparently.

Still not 100% convinced.

If he was sick, he or she might not want to tell anyone.

Privacy and all that.




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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2020 at 6:37pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I hadn't checked it yet today. But thanks for that update. Motherf*cker.


Don't worry.

Trump will make it all better. LOL

Wink


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Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2020 at 4:45am
IMG_5694.jpg



Corona doesn't bother me, but the awfully high pollen levels lately do...


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2020 at 1:59pm

NBA suspends its season after player tests positive for coronavirus


"It caused a mass panic": travellers in Europe rush to get back to US after Trump order


https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2020/03/11/nascar-announces-procedural-changes-because-of-covid-19/" rel="nofollow -

NASCAR announces procedural changes because of COVID-19



This is what's great about the interweb!  We can still mix and mingle and not worry about some funky virus!  Thumbs Up

https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2020/03/11/nascar-announces-procedural-changes-because-of-covid-19/" rel="nofollow -



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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2020 at 2:48pm

Mayor postpones next weekend’s Homestead race



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Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2020 at 4:10am
The hysteria is spreading faster than the virus...  Ermm


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2020 at 1:07pm
Due to the virus, all the late night talk shows had no audiences last night.

Kimmel, Fallon and Colbert all played to empty seats, save for their staff employees.

Not surprisingly, they were only slightly more boring than they usually are.



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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2020 at 2:15pm
The NCAA Basketball Championships- Canceled  No March Madness

The Boy's and Girl's high school championship games, the Girl's have already started- Canceled

MLB

NHL

XFL


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2020 at 2:27pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

The NCAA Basketball Championships- Canceled  No March Madness

The Boy's and Girl's high school championship games, the Girl's have already started- Canceled

MLB

NHL

XFL


Even out of tragedy good things can come.
 


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2020 at 2:39pm
I don't watch those games either but think of the economic impact across all kinds of entertainment, travel.

The stock market is already on shaky ground, the trickle down effect will impact all of us.


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2020 at 3:22pm
As of 2 hours ago, the daughter of a co-worker was with her family on a flight to Florida for their Disney World vacation.

The place is effin closed! Wouldn't you check the news, knowing the situation?




Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2020 at 4:20pm
Well, I figured someone was going to come up with this eventually....





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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2020 at 4:41pm
LOLLOLLOL


Once I told the wife what she was hearing, she laughed too!


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Posted By: MrCleveland
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2020 at 12:11am
I'm just Super-Pissed about this...everything has been 86ed!

St. Patrick's Day has been 86ed!
March Madness has been 86ed!
The Cleveland Film Fest has been 86ed!

2020 is the WORST YEAR EVER! f**k 2020!AngryAngryAngryAngryAngry


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Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2020 at 12:37am
Many states have shut down all schools. WA just did that, with Jay Inslee ordering schools closed until 4/24/20.
Also, universities will be ordered into online learning ONLY through 4/24. Dorms and dining halls remain open at universities including WSU, CWU and UW.
He also mentioned the National Guard. 
This document is scaring the heck out of me however...WA's plan to quarantine:
https://twitter.com/ByMikeBaker/status/1238485594877001741" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/ByMikeBaker/status/1238485594877001741
That could mean cordon sanitaire. Which is mandatory quarantine, and National Guard putting up blockades. Would essentially shut down EVERYTHING in WA state apart from hospitals and of course, law enforcement...


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2020 at 12:31pm
The Governor here has decided to close all schools, public and private, beginning next Wednesday.


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Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2020 at 7:18am
Inslee just added restaurants, bars and public places to the ban. Otherwise near self-quarantine.
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/coronavirus-gov-inslee-issues-statement-statewide-shutdown-restaurants-bars-expands-ban-large-gatherings/XIDPHMLVOJAAREQ5YCL75367PU/" rel="nofollow - https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/coronavirus-gov-inslee-issues-statement-statewide-shutdown-restaurants-bars-expands-ban-large-gatherings/XIDPHMLVOJAAREQ5YCL75367PU/


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2020 at 12:41pm
NYC and the state of Illinois have ordered that restaurants and bars close.  They are allowing take out orders!  Thank God!  I practically live on takeout / drive-thru food.


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Posted By: MrCleveland
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2020 at 1:16pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

NYC and the state of Illinois have ordered that restaurants and bars close.  They are allowing take out orders!  Thank God!  I practically live on takeout / drive-thru food.


Ohio did just the same...

I feel that we're gonna celebrate like people did during Cromwellian England...by ourselves at home! (Oliver Cromwell outlawed public parties and events)....

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2020 at 8:37am
Things aren't too bad at our local grocery store. Plenty of frozen food, fresh beef and pretty much everything I needed.  The only aisle that was bare was the bread aisle. I couldn't get my split-top wheat bread.  Thank goodness the bakery makes hamburger buns and I found a small loaf of white bread. The wife is making her Manwich recipe later today, we needed some buns!



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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2020 at 3:03pm
I heard that Chick-Fil-A has closed their dining area and is only taking drive through orders.




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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2020 at 9:07pm
Oh no! Our governor has just ordered all indoor shopping centers to shut down. Now I can't go malling with all my besties this weekend.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2020 at 2:42am
From what I've been hearing over the past coupla few years, there are hardly any malls left anymore.

People pretty much quit going "malling" when online shopping started really taking off.


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Posted By: Kelly H
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2020 at 3:39am
getting tired of seeing all those empty grocery shelves containing zero essential items: canned goods, meats, pasta... it seems CLNN (Chicken Little News Network) has done too good a job at frightening people into some sort of Apocolypse era, when actually SARS killed more people, as did MERS, and living conditions were way were during WWI and WWII (especially in the encampments). People need to get a grip- its not the end of the world.


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2020 at 3:41pm
Today's word of the day...Social Distancing!

The are shutting down bars and restaurants around here now too. Excluding carry-out, drive-thru orders.

Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.  I don't remember the last time we had 10 members on here at the same time.



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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2020 at 2:43pm
Sometimes, you have to look at the bright side...

No school traffic to avoid! These kids that drive around here are maniacs!

I haven't gotten a single telemarketing call all week!  Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2020 at 2:48pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Today's word of the day...Social Distancing!

The are shutting down bars and restaurants around here now too. Excluding carry-out, drive-thru orders.

Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.  I don't remember the last time we had 10 members on here at the same time.


LOL LOL LOL ^^^


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2020 at 3:05pm
They have a whole topic full of memes on the other forum!




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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2020 at 3:14pm


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2020 at 3:28pm


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Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2020 at 7:13am
I went to the Sav-a-lot today & they were cleaned out like a hurricane was coming in.  Except for cans of hominy, creamed corn, and no-salt added corn.    Still managed to spend $9 on stuff (mostly snacks...)


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Posted By: Kelly H
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 4:19am
I actually got the opportunity to use cironavirus to my advantage - knock on the door at 8pm while I was watching tv dressed in sweats and a housecoat and halfway down a bottle of malbec - knock knock - I answer the door - random telephone company dude wanting me to change my network.... shows his ID and clipboard - I spray sneeze all over his clipboard and fake a followup cough - then I say *sorry - Im not feeling well at all - been sneezing and coughing all day - I’m really sick* The look on the kid’s face was - how should I describe it..... terror. So much for door to door marketers. btw - I’m not sick, it was a sneezing attack from the tannins in the wine lol


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 6:28am
LOL


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 3:44pm

California orders its nearly 40 million residents to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus


I'm wondering if this will happen in Wisconsin.  If our overzealous cops are going to pull over random people to see if they are out 'joy riding'!

(CNN)The nation's most populous state is ordering its nearly 40 million residents https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/health/shelter-in-place-isolation-quarantine-definition/index.html" rel="nofollow - to stay home to prevent the spread of the https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/health/new-jersey-coronavirus-victims/index.html" rel="nofollow - deadly coronavirus.

Nineteen people have died http://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/health/us-coronavirus-case-updates-thursday/index.html" rel="nofollow - and more than 900 tested positive for coronavirus in California.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/us/shelter-in-place-coronavirus-trnd/index.html" rel="nofollow">What is and isn't allowed during a 'shelter-in-place' order
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/us/shelter-in-place-coronavirus-trnd/index.html" rel="nofollow - What is and isn't allowed during a 'shelter-in-place' order
California Gov. Gavin Newsom's order marks https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/world/everyday-heroes-help-during-coronavirus-crisis-cnnheroes/index.html" rel="nofollow - the first statewide mandatory restrictions in the United States to help combat the outbreak. It went into effect at midnight Thursday, meaning Californians should not leave home except for essential things such as https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/business/panic-buying-how-stores-restock-coronavirus/index.html" rel="nofollow - food, prescriptions , health care and commuting to jobs considered crucial.
http://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/us/shelter-in-place-coronavirus-trnd/index.html" rel="nofollow - The restrictions will remain in place until further notice and come a day after Newsom warned that more than half the state is projected to be infected by the virus in two months.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/us/california-coronavirus-stay-home-order/index.html


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Posted By: Kelly H
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 4:48pm
does anyone else feel like the Govt. isnt telling us everything about this virus? List your favorite conspiracy theories here - I’ll throw one out here - I think this was a manufactured virus in China that was meant to thin the herd (population) by specifically targeting the elderly and the sick, but it moved to quickly, and now, like Pandora’s Box, it is globally out of control.


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 4:52pm
^ I've been trying to post the stats from Canada.

Where are you from?  If you don't want to answer, I understand.


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 4:56pm
Originally posted by Kelly H Kelly H wrote:

does anyone else feel like the Govt. isnt telling us everything about this virus? List your favorite conspiracy theories here - I’ll throw one out here - I think this was a manufactured virus in China that was meant to thin the herd (population) by specifically targeting the elderly and the sick, but it moved to quickly, and now, like Pandora’s Box, it is globally out of control.

I think it was started by Dr Evil....



And the only person who can stop it is Austin Powers.




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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2020 at 11:32pm
Originally posted by Kelly H Kelly H wrote:

does anyone else feel like the Govt. isnt telling us everything about this virus? List your favorite conspiracy theories here - I’ll throw one out here - I think this was a manufactured virus in China that was meant to thin the herd (population) by specifically targeting the elderly and the sick, but it moved to quickly, and now, like Pandora’s Box, it is globally out of control.


I like that theory, but ultimately, it doesn't really matter. 'Cuz even if it was true, we'd probably never find out. Do we ever?



Posted By: MrCleveland
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 2:33am
I'm sure Ohio will be closed-down.

I think we'll be in a new Middle Ages.

Welcome to The Boring 20's!

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Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 4:31am
Quote Originally posted by Kelly H Kelly H wrote:

does anyone else feel like the Govt. isnt telling us everything about this virus? List your favorite conspiracy theories here - I’ll throw one out here - I think this was a manufactured virus in China that was meant to thin the herd (population) by specifically targeting the elderly and the sick, but it moved to quickly, and now, like Pandora’s Box, it is globally out of control.


No, I think it is only sheer incompetence in dealing with something that occurred naturally.  But bad players have taken the opportunity to inflame the overreaction to it.  We're only a few small steps from being put under martial law, and look how easily it can be instituted.  Seems like a test run to do just that, and no doubt lessons & corrections will be learned to do it better the 'next time'.  But that's just 'crazy talk'... 


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Posted By: sgtrock21
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 3:38pm
Originally posted by Kelly H Kelly H wrote:

does anyone else feel like the Govt. isnt telling us everything about this virus? List your favorite conspiracy theories here - I’ll throw one out here - I think this was a manufactured virus in China that was meant to thin the herd (population) by specifically targeting the elderly and the sick, but it moved to quickly, and now, like Pandora’s Box, it is globally out of control.
Massive genocide of the much less productive very old, very ill, and very young population is an Ancient Chinese (well known) secret.Wink 

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 5:07pm
The Gubmint has a PSA out now that I can't find!  All of the basic stuff we have known for months now!

Thanks for nothing!  I did find this one though, sponsored by our great government...Wacko




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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2020 at 7:41pm
I stay home alone all the time anyway, so NBFD for me. Stern Smile

I guess that makes me one of the original soldiers in the war on coronavirus!!! Thumbs Up 

Yayyyy for me!!!! Clap

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2020 at 12:24pm
I found the commercial I was looking for, provided by the NBA NAB.




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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2020 at 2:29pm
Hah!  Look what I found!  Are you prepared?  As much as I might enjoy wearing a pair of the wife's underwear on my face...I'll try to maintain a little class and dignity. Tongue


https://postimg.cc/64LkPFbq" rel="nofollow">



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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2020 at 2:58pm
Yeah, I went out in the garage the other day and found a package of those dust masks that I bought at Harbor Freight umpteen years ago. 

Pack of 5....



The ones I have are a light blue color.

Had a pair of yellow rubber kitchen gloves too, but they were too small and I ripped one trying to pull it on.

The masks by themselves wouldn't do much good by themselves, but you can put something inside them like a sanitizer wipe or a paper towel sprayed with a disinfectant.

Got a pair of shop safety glasses too.

Keep those corona bugs out of my eyes. Thumbs Up



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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2020 at 3:00pm
I'm thinking of getting a full hazmat suit.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2020 at 3:04pm
Gonna get a crotchless one too, for Saturday nights? 

The next thing in party wear. LOL

I'm still kind of too embarrassed at the thought of going out in public with a mask and goggles on, but then again, I don't want to die either.

So it's a toss up, I guess.


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2020 at 3:49pm
LOL

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I'm thinking of getting a full hazmat suit.
LOLLOL

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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2020 at 4:04pm
Love in the post-coronavirus world?....









Confused


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Posted By: caroln242
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2020 at 4:23pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:



Lordy, Lordy!!  Aka, thanks so much for this video.  First time I've laughed in weeks! 


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2020 at 4:30pm
^  You're welcome, Caroln!

The wife and I thought it was funny as heck!


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Posted By: Kelly H
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 5:01am
Victoria BC Canada (the Island)


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 11:42am
Well, the sh*t is hitting the fan here!  Expecting the 'Stay At Home' order today.

I went to the grocery store...CLOSED! Now open 5am to 9pm!  Thanks a lot!  I guess I will adjust my schedule and try again tomorrow.  Angry  Will I still be able to get carry out food?  I guess I will find out a little later on.


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 2:52pm
Are you talking about the foods bar with the trays of hot food? Here, those are closed. Kind of. They have it all pre-packed into little containers. Same with the Chinese food bars.

I go to another supermarket for the salad bar there. I'm assuming they're shut down, too. I don't want prepacked salad. I wanna make my own, dammit.



Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 3:09pm
From what I have read this morning. I can still get drive-thru or carry out food orders. They are keeping the dining rooms closed.

Is your store open 24 hours?


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 3:31pm
Restaurants are only carry-out or deliver.

Walmarts are closed at 8:30pm. I think that's nationwide.



Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 3:44pm
I'm still able to go to my favorite burger joint! Heart

Wisconsin governor issues order prohibiting non-essential business and travel


I don't go out if I don't need anything! We don't really cook here very much anymore except for breakfast.  I always have eggs, bacon, toast and milk in the house.

The list is pretty general, I kinda doubt at this point the cops will pull me over unless I run over another pedestrian.  Tongue

There will be no restrictions on the following actions:

• Perform tasks essential to maintain health and safety, such as obtaining medicine or seeing a doctor

• Get necessary services or supplies for themselves or their family or household members, such as getting food and supplies, pet food and supplies necessary for staying at home;

• Care for a family member in another household

• Care for older adults, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or other vulnerable persons.

BUSINESSES CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL

• Health care operations, including home health workers
• Critical infrastructure
• Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals
• Fresh and non-perishable food retailers, including convenience stores, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and food banks
• Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences
• Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities
• Child care facilities, with some limitations
• Gas stations and auto repair facilities
• Banks
• Laundry businesses, dry cleaners and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence, including garbage collection
• Hardware stores, plumbers, and electricians
• Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning
• Roles required for any business to maintain minimum basic operations, which includes security, and payroll
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Posted By: caroln242
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 5:14pm
Hello again, AKA.  No, I'm not stalking you!  Just saw your list of new restrictions for Wisconsin and thought I'd mention my sister lives in Lake Geneva (not sure where you are) and is a "social butterfly".  These new rules are driving her nuts... worse than me, if that's possible. 
By the way, here's some pics of a German Shepherd I had several years ago.  I know you're a Shepherd fan.  Thought you might like to see what he did one day.  We didn't teach him that.  He just did it.


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 5:25pm
We miss Leah so much!  German Shepherd Dogs are the best!


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 9:48pm
So I went to the grocery store this morning hoping to pick up two or three 2-liter bottles of cheap, store brand, caffeine free diet soda. Last time I was there, they were cleaned out, so I was hoping they had gotten some more in.

They hadn't.

But they did have left a few 12 packs of canned el-cheap-o diet soda in the three flavors I like. Caffeine free diet cola, diet root beer (which is always caffeine free) and diet ginger ale (which is also always caffeine free).

I never buy canned soda because I don't like having to always open a new can every time I want a drink. But it was either that or nothing, and they had 12 packs on special, 4 for $10, so what the heck.

Then it occurred to me that switching to canned sodas might be a good way for me to cut down on the amount I drink. With a 2 liter bottle in the fridge, I can just go in, twist off the top and take a big swig. Or a guzzle. Next thing I know, I've gulped down 67.628 ounces of diet soda before I know it. I was having to work at making one last more than two days, if that.

But because I'm reluctant to open up a new can just for one drink, hopefully I'll be able to limit my consumption to one can per day.

Maybe something good will come out of this coronavirus business afterall.



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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 10:38pm
I used to drink more soda than I do now. I used to like Diet-Rite. I always bought the 12-packs, and always had a can going. I'd pop it open, take a swig, and put it right back in the fridge. They were never in there long enough to go flat, and they were always cold!



Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 10:43pm
FYI...a lot of stores (Walmart included) are limiting the items you can return. No foods, no drugs, and no makeup. The reasoning is that these products are more likely to be contaminated with the virus.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 12:11am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

FYI...a lot of stores (Walmart included) are limiting the items you can return. No foods, no drugs, and no makeup. The reasoning is that these products are more likely to be contaminated with the virus.

That sucks about the makeup.

Now I'm gonna be stuck with a ton of blush and mascara that really just isn't my color at all. Ouch

I only bought it because it was on sale and now I'm regretting it. Ermm




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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 12:14am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I used to drink more soda than I do now. I used to like Diet-Rite. I always bought the 12-packs, and always had a can going. I'd pop it open, take a swig, and put it right back in the fridge. They were never in there long enough to go flat, and they were always cold!

I do that too, but it doesn't last that long.

I usually need to guzzle most of a can.

I wish they'd sell canned soda in 16 oz."tall boys" like they do beer.



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Posted By: caroln242
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 12:59pm
Before I go on my rant, let me suggest you buy those little cans of soda, like they give people in the hospital.  You can crack open 2 or 3 of those a day and not feel bad about it and you won't have flat or warm soda.

For years I used to have Diet Pepsi running in my veins and everyone kept warning me about how the sugar substitutes were slowly killing me, actually making me gain weight, blah, blah, blah.  I finally weaned myself off of it and now I just drink water all day.  I occasionally will order a soft drink if I go out for lunch, just for a treat.  I have noticed absolutely no difference in my weight, how I feel, nothing.  I don't know, maybe 10+ years of guzzling Pepsi isn't long enough to hurt you or maybe it's just a bunch of hype.  All I know is I'm getting sick of getting rid of things I enjoy because some phantom people in some phantom study say it's bad for me and a lot of others jump on the bandwagon because it makes them feel superior.  So goodbye cigarettes, soft drinks, red meat, fast food, white bread and whatever else I can't think of right now.  (okay, I get the cigarette thing)


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 2:54pm
Carol, I've talked about artificial sweeteners often on this site. Until I hear some actual proof of diet soda causing harm, I'm all for them. So far, all I've ever been able to find is that when rats consume 20,000 times the amount of a certain artificial sweetener that a human does in one day, they develop enlarged hypothalamusses (sp?). Or something like that. It's like the GMO scares. Monsters under the bed.

At least we know via scientific evidence that the real thing (sugar) causes tooth decay and diabetes.



Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

Hello again, AKA.  No, I'm not stalking you!  Just saw your list of new restrictions for Wisconsin and thought I'd mention my sister lives in Lake Geneva (not sure where you are) and is a "social butterfly".  These new rules are driving her nuts... worse than me, if that's possible. 
By the way, here's some pics of a German Shepherd I had several years ago.  I know you're a Shepherd fan.  Thought you might like to see what he did one day.  We didn't teach him that.  He just did it.
Winnebago county.


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 3:03pm
I've seen those cute little 7 ounce cans of 7-UP in the stores.  I think Budweiser used to sell them by the 8 pack as well.


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 3:29pm
I wouldn't buy the little cans because on a cost per oz basis, they are a terrible deal. 

You're paying for the packaging. 

Plus, I only buy the store brands and they only come in 2 liter bottles and 12 oz cans. 

If the store brands would do the 16 oz plastic bottles in six-packs like the major brands do, I'd probably start getting those.



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Posted By: caroln242
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 8:11pm
Aka, well, OshKosh B'gosh!  Lake Winnebago looks like a beautiful lake.  Big, too.


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2020 at 3:52pm
B'gosh!  Funny you should mention that!  The wife worked at B'gosh before getting her nursing license.

Lake Winnebago?   We rarely go over that way.  It is big, 10 miles across and 30 miles long.

Win·ne·ba·go
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Origin
Algonquian, literally ‘person of the dirty water’, referring to the muddy Fox River.

We live on a channel that leads to the lower Fox River. These up river lakes and rivers are much calmer, cleaner and just closer to home.  All of this water helped to attract me to this area...and there is the little woman too! Embarrassed

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And, don't even get me started with pictures of Leah! Wink

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2020 at 5:12pm

Wisconsin grocers take varied steps to keep customers and employees healthy, safe amid coronavirus concerns


GREEN BAY - Wisconsin residents have been urged to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but there's at least one place where mass gatherings are unavoidable.

Are you taking a risk by going to the grocery store?

At one store, plexiglass dividers have been installed in checkout lanes to separate customers from baggers and cashiers, and customers wait in a separate line to be directed to checkout. At another, stickers on the floor keep customers six feet apart.





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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2020 at 5:46pm

At WMN yesterday, for the first time, I wore a mask and safety glasses.


The mask was a light blue shop dust mask from Harbor Freight, but I also have a couple of old N95 masks left over from several years ago (2008 - 2012) when I was working as a hospital lab courier.


One of the N95's had no elastic head straps on it. I guess it was made to fit in something else. So I cut it into two pieces and put one half inside the dust mask, partially folded.


It was kind of uncomfortable until I adjusted it a bit. I pulled the inside (N95) piece up a bit so it stuck out of the top and shielded my nostrils, while I pulled the outer dust mask down so it just covered my mouth.


Made breathing much easier.



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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2020 at 6:06pm
They say that those masks won't prevent you from getting the virus, just in spreading it to others if you already have the disease. But who knows. I don't think even the CDC knows for sure.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2020 at 6:07pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

They say that those masks won't prevent you from getting the virus, just in spreading it to others if you already have the disease. But who knows. I don't think even the CDC knows for sure.


I had part of an N95 inside the dust mask.

Sprayed it with disinfectant prior to putting it on, too.



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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2020 at 5:00pm
Look at the bright side...

Let's buy a new car and go for a road trip!

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10 bucks gave me half a tank of gas.


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2020 at 10:56pm
Just be careful what you carry with you....



Wink


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2020 at 4:38pm
LOLLOL

But, occifer!  I'm on my way to Crap-fest!



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Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 1:01am
Gas prices in Cle Elum WA are down to $1.55/gallon. Ellensburg is 50-75c higher. Right before Inslee's Stay Home order went into effect, I went to a gas station in Cle Elum and put 7+ gallons in for less than $13.00. That hasn't been done here since Bush 43 was president. Too bad we are deep into a pandemic with nothing open!
Plexiglass barriers have been installed at checkouts in at least two grocery stores in Ellensburg. There's tape on the floors to remind people of the 6ft rule, and ALL returns are now denied. Reusable bags are now BANNED from one store due to germs, with 5 cent paper/plastic bag fees being discontinued. There are limits on a lot of items due to demand, and yet half of the stores are still out of items.
Many restaurants have closed shop even with the takeout/carryout only rule. Some went on for about a week and then closed for an indefinite period. A few restaurants are still open for delivery/takeout which is awesome.

Hiking trails are closed on WDFW/State Park/DNR land. BLM hikes are still open for now, along with Ellensburg city parks (playgrounds are closed).

Any non-essential stores are closed due to Inslee's order to shut down. This includes thrift stores.

WA has done a good job trying to flatten the curve, the charts look very promising. Maybe we can get out of this earlier than most states. But I don't see regular life returning for another 2-3 months at least.


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Posted By: Jimmy
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 3:46am
I have been diagnosed with having Covid 19. I was tested after having several symptoms (high fever-chest congestion-dry cough-tremendous body aches-dizziness). 
I am very lucky that I haven't been hospitalized. I have been in isolation for the past week, and I haven't been very happy about it, but I'm glad to have a mild case of this disease.

All I can say for everyone who is trying to avoid that disease is to please stay home. Avoid crowds completely. Stay with your loved ones.
Take care all....cheers!


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 8:50am
Good luck, Jimmy!



Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 11:13am
Get well soon, Jimmy.

I woke up with some pretty serious pain in my lower back.  I hope I don't have it too!

It's probably not the best time to try to see a doctor.  I'll give it a few days to heal.


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Posted By: caroln242
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 2:12pm
All your friends here at CIH are here for you and wish you well.  Remember, "this too shall pass"!


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 2:24pm
^ Oh!   I like the kitty cat!


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Posted By: caroln242
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 2:32pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

^ Oh!   I like the kitty cat!


Thanks!  Hope it being animated doesn't drive anyone nuts.  Some people can't stand it when things are animated.


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 2:55pm
I was going to post the famous Johnny Carson clip. I should probably just behave myself! Wink


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 3:20pm
Originally posted by Jimmy Jimmy wrote:

I have been diagnosed with having Covid 19. I was tested after having several symptoms (high fever-chest congestion-dry cough-tremendous body aches-dizziness). 
I am very lucky that I haven't been hospitalized. I have been in isolation for the past week, and I haven't been very happy about it, but I'm glad to have a mild case of this disease.

All I can say for everyone who is trying to avoid that disease is to please stay home. Avoid crowds completely. Stay with your loved ones.
Take care all....cheers!

Take care of yourself and get well soon, Jimmy!!!!


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 3:26pm
Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

^ Oh!   I like the kitty cat!


Thanks!  Hope it being animated doesn't drive anyone nuts.  Some people can't stand it when things are animated.



            

               
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Posted By: caroln242
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

^ Oh!   I like the kitty cat!


Thanks!  Hope it being animated doesn't drive anyone nuts.  Some people can't stand it when things are animated.



            

               
Gol-durned animation!!!!





Is this another one for "team animation"??  Clap



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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 5:03pm
For anyone keeping score at home!


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