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Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 12:08
by Paste Human
Hitoshura wrote:fair enough. ultimately i think we differ temperamentally. i like to think of myself as a socialist; probably more accurately, a leftist of indeterminate tendency. you strike me as a libertarian. i have nothing but contempt for libertarianism, which has been rife in our elite for decades and as such is at least partially responsible for our current dismal circumstances. to be absolutely clear though, i do not reserve that contempt for most of its practitioners, i think they (and you!) are mostly well-meaning but get the details & ideology horrifically wrong.

the ivy leaguers (and this applies equally to the belanyarded assholes in the liberal & traditionally-conservative spheres as well) are a different story of course


I agree that I would like to be left alone, sink or swim on my own, etc. I don't know if that makes me a libertarian (or even a librarian) but I don't really care and you probably shouldn't either.

The only other thing I have to add is that claiming that our elite are rife with libertarians is something I've never heard before now. Aside from the Koch brothers (who are highly interventionist) I can't even think of who you're referring to. Maybe it was a drunken statement which I could obviously forgive you for since I've made thousands of them, but that made me do a double take.

And to keep jorsh happy I promise to spend a lot of time thinking about death metal while working at FedEx tomorrow.

Praise Allah,

Paste Human

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 12:09
by User
Nick wrote:No plans to escape to your homelands?


i will see it out here and go back for a couple of months when the flights are feasible and reasonable

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 17:05
by Nick
User wrote:
Nick wrote:No plans to escape to your homelands?


i will see it out here and go back for a couple of months when the flights are feasible and reasonable


It's always free to swim :fish:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 18:41
by arborist shrub tarkington
learn to swim :judge:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 18:55
by Josh
see you down in Arizona bay

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 19:02
by arborist shrub tarkington
those poor vineyards :eyes:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 00:20
by User
aaaaaand there it is! midnight tonight, government announced the first cases. but the virus is everywhere by now, for sure. must exercise extreme vigilance

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 03:19
by arborist shrub tarkington
so the united states senators of the democratic party have twice in one day managed to block passage of a shitty, corporate, republican bailout bill, ostensibly because it doesn’t do enough for workers

this is a pretty low bar for success but i’ll take it in this period

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 09:32
by Paste Human
Today at work we all received laminated "right to travel" statements that explain that FedEx is considered a vital business and must remain open. Kind of weird given that I don't think vice squad will be randomly stopping people asking why they're out in public, but whatever. On the other hand we do have a ton of overnight workers so maybe it was meant more for them. At any rate MN will probably do a lock down pretty soon since WI just did.

Oh and jorsh not only did I think about death metal at work today, I actually had a brief conversation about it with someone. Specifically this song:

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You're welcome :santa:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 09:58
by Josh
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I was actually watching this earlier :brushteeth:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 10:18
by Hitoshura
Paste Human wrote:
Hitoshura wrote:fair enough. ultimately i think we differ temperamentally. i like to think of myself as a socialist; probably more accurately, a leftist of indeterminate tendency. you strike me as a libertarian. i have nothing but contempt for libertarianism, which has been rife in our elite for decades and as such is at least partially responsible for our current dismal circumstances. to be absolutely clear though, i do not reserve that contempt for most of its practitioners, i think they (and you!) are mostly well-meaning but get the details & ideology horrifically wrong.

the ivy leaguers (and this applies equally to the belanyarded assholes in the liberal & traditionally-conservative spheres as well) are a different story of course


I agree that I would like to be left alone, sink or swim on my own, etc. I don't know if that makes me a libertarian (or even a librarian) but I don't really care and you probably shouldn't either.

The only other thing I have to add is that claiming that our elite are rife with libertarians is something I've never heard before now. Aside from the Koch brothers (who are highly interventionist) I can't even think of who you're referring to. Maybe it was a drunken statement which I could obviously forgive you for since I've made thousands of them, but that made me do a double take.

And to keep jorsh happy I promise to spend a lot of time thinking about death metal while working at FedEx tomorrow.

Praise Allah,

Paste Human


the question of elite affinity for libertarianism is one i could expand on but i've been drunk for a week straight & can't currently articulate but it's real and has had a dramatic impact on the course of american society over the last 40 years. but i'm happy to chalk this all up to wet-brained nonsense on my part which is a reasonably fair characterization of my general worldview

:santa:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 11:16
by Nick
Nick wrote:My state might be headed for a shelter in place order tomorrow. Governer has got a press conference at 11am and all the states around us are locking down too.


So not a shelter in place order but anything the state considers non essential is closed. The problem is they consider just about everything essential so it's a bit fucking pointless.

My work is closing all locations tomorrow, so I'm at least off tomorrow I guess. Supposed to know more after some of the corporate folks have a conference call.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 11:30
by Paste Human
Oh yeah that was the thing I forgot to mention. It turns out 80% of the businesses that we deliver to and pick up from have been deemed essential. It's kind of hard not to wonder how much of a negative impact letting those other 20% operate would really make.

Also enjoying the CC doc so far. I'm not a huge fan but nothing beats a good old fashion grass roots metal story. And Stormy don't let oddly reactionary posts keep you from remaining cruise ship drunk during these times. Creating an inhospitable environment for any foreign agent to survive in your body is probably the most responsible thing you can do at this point.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 15:46
by arborist shrub tarkington
atlanta has a shelter in place rule now and athens had one starting last week

it's only a matter of time

:suss:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 17:55
by Ninny
I didn't lose my job :huh: :greenie: Current contract stops in may but I have a new one 'onbepaalde tijd'. Now I can relax a bit and watch chaos unfold :ba:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 18:01
by iamgoat
Fuck yes :xx:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 18:24
by Ninny
:beer:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 05:19
by Nick
Off again tomorrow but I have a conference call in the AM that supposedly has some good news for the work place.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 06:20
by arborist shrub tarkington
none of you are dying :gay:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 06:26
by Nick
I have a feeling it's going down to a skeleton crew for service (me and the service manager) or we are going to different stores, which I've got some issues with how my commission would work out.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 11:57
by User
good luck nicko :xx:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 15:39
by arborist shrub tarkington
if they tell you to die you tell them no

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 20:56
by Nick
Well I'm back to work tomorrow, but this shit ain't gonna work at all.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 01:23
by rhino
Wear latex gloves :santa:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 01:39
by Nick
Ain't none to be gotten. So we are open and back to business as usual. They are making the 6 foot rule mandatory, but no one's desk is 6 feet away from the closest person. That'll be interesting game of manuvering tomorrow to say the least.

It will make the area where I work not be a fucking thoroughfare to get out to the lot which will be nice. That's about the only plus side to any of this.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 01:44
by Skinfection
So the city of LA can't issue rent or utility freezes, it has to happen at the state level. Hopefully it does.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 01:53
by Nick
Only thing I've seen along those lines here is that bge (our gas and electric provider) won't be handing out any late fees till May at the moment.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 01:56
by Skinfection
Nice of them to be so caring during a global pandemic :necro:

"You'll still owe us, just later."

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 02:08
by Nick
I don't think they are cutting anyone's services either but I might be wrong on that

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 05:55
by Skinfection
Most places aren't, but still charging a late fee is nonsense

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 06:42
by Nick
Oh absolutely. I ain't arguing that one none.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 10:53
by User
shit getting real, USA is gonna be the epicentre soon, but may not remain it ... depending on the timing with india

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 28 Mar 2020, 06:41
by Paste Human
MN governor declared a shelter in place the other day, which as far as I can tell didn't change anything.

I had the day off work and since it was pretty nice out for early spring I decided to go for a walk around some nearby lakes. While people were walking noticeably farther apart, I don't think I've ever seen that many people on the paths in the seven years I've lived in the area. I also noticed people taking walks through a huge nearby cemetery. I was doing that long before social distancing :frown:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 28 Mar 2020, 14:01
by iamgoat
Paste Human wrote:MN governor declared a shelter in place the other day, which as far as I can tell didn't change anything.

I had the day off work and since it was pretty nice out for early spring I decided to go for a walk around some nearby lakes. While people were walking noticeably farther apart, I don't think I've ever seen that many people on the paths in the seven years I've lived in the area. I also noticed people taking walks through a huge nearby cemetery. I was doing that long before social distancing :frown:


Yup. You gotta be extra early now. Up before the enemy.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 29 Mar 2020, 00:40
by Rufus T. Firefly
iamgoat wrote:
Paste Human wrote:MN governor declared a shelter in place the other day, which as far as I can tell didn't change anything.

I had the day off work and since it was pretty nice out for early spring I decided to go for a walk around some nearby lakes. While people were walking noticeably farther apart, I don't think I've ever seen that many people on the paths in the seven years I've lived in the area. I also noticed people taking walks through a huge nearby cemetery. I was doing that long before social distancing :frown:


Yup. You gotta be extra early now. Up before the enemy.



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Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 29 Mar 2020, 00:47
by iamgoat
:idea:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 19:26
by Rufus T. Firefly
And then you have these assholes:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.orland ... AMP%2bHTML

Where’s varg vikernes when you need him?

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 20:03
by iamgoat
Rufus T. Firefly wrote:And then you have these assholes:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.orland ... AMP%2bHTML

Where’s varg vikernes when you need him?


He's in France. In complete lockdown :redneck:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 21:01
by Nick
Rufus T. Firefly wrote:And then you have these assholes:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.orland ... AMP%2bHTML

Where’s varg vikernes when you need him?


You also had all the fuckheads partying it up spring break style in a few states.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 22:28
by zim
kentucky opened up a snitch hotline for reporting shit like that. unsurprisingly churches keep getting reported for continuing to hold service

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 22:47
by arborist shrub tarkington
in the past week georgia has gone from 1100 cases and 38 deaths to 2800 cases and 87 deaths

it would appear an even grimmer week awaits :frown:

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 22:57
by Skinfection
Saw a cop pull into a park yesterday and kick everyone out. People are blatantly disregarding the caution tape around all of the play equipment and just taking it down. They should just start finding individuals the same way they are businesses. No warning, just a ticket that says "Thanks for donating your stimulus check. Have a nice day."

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 23:38
by Nick
Skinfection wrote:Saw a cop pull into a park yesterday and kick everyone out. People are blatantly disregarding the caution tape around all of the play equipment and just taking it down. They should just start finding individuals the same way they are businesses. No warning, just a ticket that says "Thanks for donating your stimulus check. Have a nice day."


According to Hogan and his new exeutive order it'll be a misdemeanor with possible fine of $5k fine and year in jail. But it's not very clear on what his stay at home order is. He's handled shit pretty well but this one is a real head scratcher from what I've seen.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 31 Mar 2020, 00:04
by Skinfection
See the jail part is what worries me. Putting more people in really close quarters (a cell) won't exactly allow them to socially distance. A hefty fine should set most folk straight. I'm just hoping no one has to enact martial law to get people to fully comply.

It's just crazy to me. I mean, we're all bored. We all want to be able to just go places again. But we'll never be able to if everyone is sick or dying.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 31 Mar 2020, 00:54
by zim
Skinfection wrote:Saw a cop pull into a park yesterday and kick everyone out. People are blatantly disregarding the caution tape around all of the play equipment and just taking it down. They should just start finding individuals the same way they are businesses. No warning, just a ticket that says "Thanks for donating your stimulus check. Have a nice day."


the lowes here was like a festival over the weekend from what i hear

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 31 Mar 2020, 01:36
by Skinfection
People were going to farmer's markets over the weekend. I don't know if the vendors or customers are more to blame but they're both equally guilty of stupidity.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 31 Mar 2020, 02:20
by Nick
I heard the counties here have been taking down basketball rims and tennis nets to keep people the fuck out of the parks.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 31 Mar 2020, 06:21
by Rufus T. Firefly
iamgoat wrote:
Rufus T. Firefly wrote:And then you have these assholes:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.orland ... AMP%2bHTML

Where’s varg vikernes when you need him?


He's in France. In complete lockdown :redneck:



While I still fully support burning the church to the ground, at least local law enforcement took action against this douchebag:

https://www.inquisitr.com/5971679/rodne ... t-warrant/

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne Arrested Following River Church’s Congregation Amid Quarantine

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne faces charges of unlawful assembly and violation of public health emergency order.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 31 Mar 2020, 06:22
by Rufus T. Firefly
Nick wrote:I heard the counties here have been taking down basketball rims and tennis nets to keep people the fuck out of the parks.



They started doing it here as well. It’s kind of funny because normally a lot of these parks are mostly empty - suddenly they are filled with people! Morons.

Re: coronavirus in this region

Posted: 31 Mar 2020, 06:28
by Josh
Humans are garbage scum


Fuck, now I sound like NDMG :redneck: