Happy 100,000 America!

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  1. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    Contrary to uneducated morons such as yourself, scientists constantly assess and reassess their observations and findings. If conditions change or new information comes to light, they will adjust their theories and findings accordingly.

    And that's not a "do-over"; it's called dealing with reality.

    You fucking putz.
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  2. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    My smoke detector didn't detect any smoke, then I burnt toast, and it did, then then I let the smoke out the window, and it didn't again.
    Stupid smoke detector.
    I had to throw it away.
    And tell everyone else in my family to do the same.
    All smoke detectors everywhere are failures.
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  3. Asyncritus

    Asyncritus Expert on everything

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    And my GPS told me that if I continued down the road I was on, I would end up miles from my intended destination. So just to make it happy I changed roads and took the road it wanted me to take.

    And it turned out that it was all for nothing, because I got where I was supposed to go, not miles away. That shows that the GPS was worthless. Just like your stupid smoke detector.
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  4. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    Is coronavirus saving those inner city gang-bangers from shooting up the neighborhoods on a daily basis? If so, it's well worth it!
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  5. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    I dunno about "science" where he's from, but I've been wearing a mask since the first week of april.
    Got two of 'em-triple layered (denim, and then double 1000 count sheet with a pocket for a coffee filter) that I spritz with rubbing alcohol after any trip outside.

    But I've already been used to the idea living beside Chinatown as there's that segment for whom it's already not only normal, but polite behavior. Masks are becoming normalized :shrug:
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  6. The Night Funky

    The Night Funky BMF Staff Member Moderator

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  7. TheLonelySquire

    TheLonelySquire Fresh Meat

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    #do-over
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  8. TheLonelySquire

    TheLonelySquire Fresh Meat

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    Lol...suuuuure they are!
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  9. TheLonelySquire

    TheLonelySquire Fresh Meat

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    As if any of you pussies knew anything about sports.
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  10. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    Lol you think you live a life that Jesus would like.
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  11. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    Arguably they are just giving the First Wave a shot of steroids. A "second" wave presumes a dramatic lowering of infections/deaths and we may not, probably won't, see anything like that before the impact of National Fuck it Weekend hits home.
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  12. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    One of my arguments is that in advanced countries, very few (as a proportion of the population) have any lived experience with anything that compares to 2020. In this country, unless you are old enough to have a conscious memory of living during the 1930's, or you immigrated as a refugee from Somalia or Syria or whatever, you have no frame of reference for this kind of hardship (either the disease or the economic impact) and in the U.S., at least, a lot of the peculiar psychosises of our national "personality" are wildly ill-suited for shared sacrifice in a way that apparently wasn't so much the case 80 years ago (albeit there was some dark shit in reaction to, and in the wake of, the Spanish Flue so...)
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  13. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    yes they are becoming normalized to the point of not calling them "mask" but instead "face coverings" by some companies selling them. Side note we've all seen your mug - And I'm sure Toronto appreciates you wearing a mask even if there was no COVID virus! ;)
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  14. TheLonelySquire

    TheLonelySquire Fresh Meat

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    It's just an observation. Pretty accurate I'm thinking.
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  15. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    Haven't really heard the alternate terminology much... but it makes sense that some folks would need it to be in euphemism for their sensitivities.
    the triple layered masks are pretty much a community cottage industry near me. Everyone with a sewing machine devoted at least a few days to trying to make them, but they're a tricky project, (I guess? Especially getting the metal bit for the bridge of the nose right and out of a good material.) Plenty of commercial ones, but they don't seem to be a major seller... probably too much impression of being disposable?
    I did find it better to replace the ear loops with a bit of elasticized fabric band that goes all the way around my head... not nearly as much need to continually re-adjust it.

    Like I said, I've been masking up since at least the beginning of April. In no small part because I'm pretty sure I was an early case back in November before we even knew what was coming (symptoms and duration fit) so I've been presuming myself as an asymptomatic carrier since. Less concerned about the risk to me than the risk I could possibly be, y'know?
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    Masks are fine in a situation such as this. However, wearing them as a matter of course during normal times isn't going to happen. Nor should it.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    it's going to be challenging getting people to wear them with extreme diligence when it's 95 degrees with 90 percent humidity. :whew:
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  18. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    why not?
    prior to the mid 80s, wearing a condom was pretty optional.

    and fact is that masks are already pretty normal in many areas of the world as an act of simple social courtesy/responsibility.
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  19. TheLonelySquire

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    I'm in a hot zone but most of this will be gone in a couple of weeks. There'll be no need for masks of any kind and they're not even advised to be worn at that point. The virus can't even survive in the conditions you mentioned.
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  20. TheLonelySquire

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    Let's say it's summer of 2021 somewhere in suburbia USA and there's no sign of the China virus. A thousand families are having their 4th of July parties. How many of those families do you think will be donning their masks for volleyball and jarts matches?

    Condoms...I got by without em and I don't even remember the names of probably 20 chicks I hooked up with. Totally optional.
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  21. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Then Australia should have no coronavirus by now.
    *Checks*
    Nope, they do!
    How about the Middle East?
    *Checks*
    Yep!
    How about Brazil?
    *Checks*
    Wow, they've really got it hard!

    You're stupid, kill yourself.
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  22. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    jayzus... and I get called out for my irresponsible lifestyle?
    when's the last time you had blood work? Covid ain't the only thing that can be asymptomatic for a long ass time.
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  23. Asyncritus

    Asyncritus Expert on everything

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    Wrong.

    F-

    And dangerous to boot.
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  24. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    Closing the schools did put a hell of a dent in school shootings. The last time I saw a tragedy put a stop to crimes like this was how 9/11 put an end to hijackings.
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  25. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    It would be pretty much gone if it wasn't for the people making more. This is where Donald Trump seems to have the virus licked because if everyone would just drink a cup or two of bleach this shit would be all over in less than a month.

    I am thinking we have not given his solution a good chance and we should start testing it in the red states. what do we have to lose?
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  26. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 RadioNinja

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    The most smug, morally superior "Christian" on the board brags about having unsafe sex with multiple partners during the AIDS pandemic :midnightsuicide:
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  27. TheLonelySquire

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    Well, being a non-homosexual you could take AIDS out of the equation. I also wasn't a Christian at that point either so I certainly live by a different code now.
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  28. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    yeah that ambient temperature thing can't be that big a factor when you think about it: the virus is going from one 98.6 temperature human to another 98.6 temperature human.
    They key here being human-to-human transmission at very close distances. The virus doesn't live long enough (or in enough numbers) on surfaces or in the air at far distances to be a likely way to get COVID regardless of the temperature. Yes the virus can live on cardboard or plastic or sand or whatever but recent research reveals it's not a likely way to spread the virus. It's very much one human to another human and we have our hands full enough with that form of transmission.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    much like a British accent? Asking for a friend!