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April 17, 2020 at 3:40 pm #27886
I say let the Tea Party states open right up. Just no personal travel allowed to/from other states. Then we can gather data on how good that idea is.
April 14, 2020 at 10:59 am #27758
Actually, the forum is still running at http://dj-atmosphere.com/. Folks are coming back to participate during this crisis. Lots of folks left (including me) when it devolved into basically a right-wing / conspiracy focus group. I participate in the COVID-19 threads but that’s about it.
April 13, 2020 at 1:43 pm #27719
On LATOC during that time, we had a thread called “Bank Eated Friday.” The title was a play on words from some troll no one remembers anymore. Every Friday the FDIC would announce which banks had been closed, and which banks assumed their assets and accounts. Hence the eated. It was happening often enough to keep the thread running for over a year.
So little banks are allowed to fail, and the food chain is encouraged up to the point where the bank is big enough to cause real damage, then the bailout happens.
I expect to see the same.
April 13, 2020 at 1:34 pm #27717
April 10, 2020 at 2:16 pm #27585
That, plus it’s the wrong kind of oil. Too light to be refined to diesel or gasoline. Needs to be mixed with heavier crude and then refined. Tar sands + Shale oil = something actually useful.
April 9, 2020 at 12:56 pm #27515
This is what happens when you have high-speed transportation across large swaths of country and around the world. A century ago it took weeks to months to make the same trip, and very few people needed to or could afford to.
So yeah, now we’re going to see ping-pong action for clusters and lockdowns. Our own systems (infrastructure, economic, political) are making this pandemic really hard to beat.
April 6, 2020 at 11:23 am #27389
March 27, 2020 at 10:08 am #27063
Not sure about freezing.
March 27, 2020 at 9:49 am #27062
Think of a virus as a tiny velcro-like thing. Sticks better to certain things than others. It’s also very enamored with high humidity, since it’s outer shell has a significant fatty component. When it’s sitting on a solid, featureless surface like a painted ship’s wall, it breaks down much more slowly than if it’s sitting on something that’s rougher, like a cardboard surface.
There are fewer environments that are more humid than a ship sitting in the water. So it’s lasting longer on painted, solid surfaces in a high humidity environment. The other data came from lower humidity environments and tested various surfaces. On paper, it lasts up to 4-5 days.
We live in a desert state so humidity rarely gets above 50% unless it’s raining.
I’m fine with the 9 day package quarantine. If I need the contents sooner, I can just wash it down with a bleach solution and get on with life.
March 26, 2020 at 7:05 pm #27050
Yeah, that self-motivated lockdown may cause more deaths than the virus. At the very least the economy isn’t going to come “roaring back” later this year.
March 26, 2020 at 11:00 am #27043
At our house, all purchased goods go into a 9-day quarantine area, whether we picked them up from the grocery store or they arrived via truck. For truck shipments, we unpack them outside and dispose of the boxes and packing. Then the gear goes into quarantine.
This eliminates purchasing items requiring refrigeration.
March 26, 2020 at 10:49 am #27041
Humans are indeed creative when reacting to a situation. Too bad we suck at anticipation and planning ahead.
And I agree, the next hurricane is going to be hard to recover from. Communities may wind up abandoned due to lack of infrastructure.
The hits will just keep on coming.
Folks, we are “living the doom.”
March 25, 2020 at 2:32 pm #27008
The light he sees is the oncoming train.
March 25, 2020 at 2:24 pm #27006
Hmmm.. Immediately off topic to Fox is good, left MSM is bad. Either agree or disagree.
Not much worth commenting on there. As to the original article:
The United States was ranked the best-prepared country in the world to handle a pandemic in late 2019 by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHCHS) — an assessment seemingly at odds with claims by Democrats that the Trump administration left the country vulnerable to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The preps and gear are only good when activated early. Trump’s “miracle” thinking caused all those plans to not get activated until people were getting sick in his own hotels. Governors are on TV every day begging for shutdowns and supplies. One guy facepalmed behind him during one of his press meetings. So yeah, he left the country vulnerable.
Go to YouTube and search for ‘trump “like a miracle”‘ Tons of videos. NONE from right wing sites. This is what it’s like to live inside a propaganda bubble. Gotta check both sides, folks, if you don’t like being blindsided.
March 23, 2020 at 2:39 pm #26944
Hard to fight a war over food when there is no food. One of my group members grew up on one of those large monoculture farms. He’s worried about “amendments,” like fertilizer and pesticide not coming over from China. If that particular supply chain fails there will definitely be issues.