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    Badger got a reaction from Armory in Coronavirus   
    You're wrong, they only want to get out for a haircut.    (ok that one comment made by not someone here, still burns me)
     
    Seemed more people were out this weekend than any recently in my area.  At least, in my area of VA, people might be telling Gov. Northam to do some anatomically implausible things to himself.  
     
    Edit: ANyhow, I think regardless of the percentages of who stays where now.  Each passing week will see significantly more people venturing out.  And depending on the area, of course.  If an area hasn't had much (non-economic) devastation, it will be more likely to be fed up with it all.  People can self-quarantine, yes, but the powers that be, didn't seem to contemplate, there was an expiration date.  Quarantine is a 2-3 month option, not an 18 month one.
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    Badger got a reaction from pinecone in In other news...   
    Unicorn flatulence?  or would the methane be bad for the atmosphere.
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    Badger got a reaction from Armory in Coronavirus   
    yeah, it isnt exactly a field of expertise for me, so I can only speak in some generalities.  It just seems we hit rural areas with a harsher medication than needed, and my mind tries to figure out how/if it should have been handled some other way.  
     
    I just know, economically,  the national quarantine can only be called once at most a generation, and we already fired the bullet.   
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    Badger got a reaction from Armory in Coronavirus   
    I know it might not be necessary all around, but, I will say, nearly everybody I know when Trump said "Chinese virus".  Thought  he was taking a shot at the Chinese govt, or was merely stating that it was the point of origin.  Not that Chinese people in general were responsible.  I can only speak from my own experience, though.
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    Badger got a reaction from ScottishFox in Coronavirus   
    I know it might not be necessary all around, but, I will say, nearly everybody I know when Trump said "Chinese virus".  Thought  he was taking a shot at the Chinese govt, or was merely stating that it was the point of origin.  Not that Chinese people in general were responsible.  I can only speak from my own experience, though.
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    Badger got a reaction from assault in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Yeah, I'm not much on funerals.  I figure funerals are more for the living, and I am not one of those that gets a particular comfort out of funerals.  I guess, I think of it more as a family duty, that they were there for me, so I can be there for them one more time.  Somwething like that.
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    Badger got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    well, they did get visitation, split into 3 parts  (immediate family,  the niece's sisters-2, and my mother and her remaining sisters-effectively likely my mother only, since her 2 remaining sisters, one lives hundreds of miles away, and the other is 90, and in later stages of dementia.  I forget the 3rd part, I think husband's extended family).  Husband did apologize to my mother, that I couldn't visit.  But, I don't do funeral home visitations.  
     
    I think they are having a graveside service for the immediate family  (husband, 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters, son).  I guess, for me, I want have to worry about being a pallbearer and dropping the casket (yeah, always my weird fear).   But, I would have preferred to have had the chance, out of family loyalty.
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    Badger got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Coronavirus   
    well, I am not mask-fearing.  I just require oxygen.  😁
     
    I've kind of gotten used to the cloth mask, for stretches of time.  Though, if I were to have the need for  any real physical exertion of any type, the thing might be too thick.
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    Badger got a reaction from assault in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    My mother's invalid niece (well they were near in age, mother being youngest of 11 kids) died.   No, not from the virus, but from a long bout of Parkinson's (been kind of expecting it the last 6 months, to be honest)
     
    It just sucks with the current situation, we cant have a proper funeral, as my mother would've really like to have properly said goodbye in that way.
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    Badger got a reaction from assault in Coronavirus   
    of course if Yellowstone gets around to it...…..
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    Badger got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I am probably more pro-capitalist than most here.   And I indeed feel it is best in most areas, but most is not all.  And I try to be a pragmatist.   And want optimal for both sides whether capitalism, socialsim, or something totally alien is needed.  
     
    And while under normal circumstances, I would not be for Yang's $1000 a month idea, March-May 2020, is not exactly a normal circumstance.  I don't know how much money should be given out, certainly enough for food.  possibly for other things.  Certainly mortgages should just get frozen.   Rent is a weird in-between thing.  Some landlords need that incoming rent money to survive themselves (I know several people who rent out their old houses they moved out of and couldn't sell for example), so I don't know an immediate answer for that.  At least something beneficial for them next time property taxes are due wouldn't be out of order.  
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    Badger got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Coronavirus   
    I never disagreed on a macro level.  
     
    But, you didn't have to tell us you have no sympathy, people in rural areas already know.  hence, why self-sufficiency becomes a big thing.   More about survival.   As unlike the rosy picture you painted, there is rarely that larger community that rallies around you, when in need.
     
    I started to post more, but I realize banning is possible due to my feeling on the matter.  ANd I just don't care if you see the other side of things.
     
     
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    Badger got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Coronavirus   
    Interestingly, mentioned in the paper, that there are 3 rural counties here in VA, still yet to have a case.  If I lived in one of those counties, it would be hard for me not to feel like that I am being buried into financial ruin, so some politicians can pat themselves on the back.  
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    Badger got a reaction from Armory in Coronavirus   
    I never disagreed on a macro level.  
     
    But, you didn't have to tell us you have no sympathy, people in rural areas already know.  hence, why self-sufficiency becomes a big thing.   More about survival.   As unlike the rosy picture you painted, there is rarely that larger community that rallies around you, when in need.
     
    I started to post more, but I realize banning is possible due to my feeling on the matter.  ANd I just don't care if you see the other side of things.
     
     
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    Badger got a reaction from sinanju in Coronavirus   
    I never disagreed on a macro level.  
     
    But, you didn't have to tell us you have no sympathy, people in rural areas already know.  hence, why self-sufficiency becomes a big thing.   More about survival.   As unlike the rosy picture you painted, there is rarely that larger community that rallies around you, when in need.
     
    I started to post more, but I realize banning is possible due to my feeling on the matter.  ANd I just don't care if you see the other side of things.
     
     
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    Badger got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I am probably more pro-capitalist than most here.   And I indeed feel it is best in most areas, but most is not all.  And I try to be a pragmatist.   And want optimal for both sides whether capitalism, socialsim, or something totally alien is needed.  
     
    And while under normal circumstances, I would not be for Yang's $1000 a month idea, March-May 2020, is not exactly a normal circumstance.  I don't know how much money should be given out, certainly enough for food.  possibly for other things.  Certainly mortgages should just get frozen.   Rent is a weird in-between thing.  Some landlords need that incoming rent money to survive themselves (I know several people who rent out their old houses they moved out of and couldn't sell for example), so I don't know an immediate answer for that.  At least something beneficial for them next time property taxes are due wouldn't be out of order.  
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    Badger got a reaction from Iuz the Evil in Coronavirus   
    Interestingly, mentioned in the paper, that there are 3 rural counties here in VA, still yet to have a case.  If I lived in one of those counties, it would be hard for me not to feel like that I am being buried into financial ruin, so some politicians can pat themselves on the back.  
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    Badger got a reaction from ScottishFox in Coronavirus   
    well, the reality is these counties are being hurt disproportionately to how the disease has moved..   The sparse population insulates them from the danger of the disease.  But, it also works against them, as there aren't enough of them for government to give a damn what happens to them.  My point was from their point of view, I could see someone thinking  "we cant get money to buy supplies, we (theoretically) might not be getting a decent amount of supplies even coming in, what are we doing this for?".    On a most basic level, it is hard to justify closing down a random small mountain community because some city 300 miles away has a disease.  Especially if little to no business is done between the 2, and their only connection is that they share a state.  
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    Badger got a reaction from ScottishFox in Coronavirus   
    come on China would never do anything nefarious or dishonest. 
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    Badger got a reaction from Armory in Coronavirus   
    well, the reality is these counties are being hurt disproportionately to how the disease has moved..   The sparse population insulates them from the danger of the disease.  But, it also works against them, as there aren't enough of them for government to give a damn what happens to them.  My point was from their point of view, I could see someone thinking  "we cant get money to buy supplies, we (theoretically) might not be getting a decent amount of supplies even coming in, what are we doing this for?".    On a most basic level, it is hard to justify closing down a random small mountain community because some city 300 miles away has a disease.  Especially if little to no business is done between the 2, and their only connection is that they share a state.  
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    Badger got a reaction from Armory in Coronavirus   
    Interestingly, mentioned in the paper, that there are 3 rural counties here in VA, still yet to have a case.  If I lived in one of those counties, it would be hard for me not to feel like that I am being buried into financial ruin, so some politicians can pat themselves on the back.  
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    Badger got a reaction from Armory in Coronavirus   
    Essentially,  being too self-sufficient does often lead to isolation in your time of need.   Not being self-sufficient enough leads to being slave to the whims of your benefactors (often gov't).
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    Badger got a reaction from massey in Coronavirus   
    Hmm, saw somewhere WHO claims it is natural in origin, while National Enquirer (last time I went foraging for groceries) claimed something about it being Chinese bioweapon gotten loose.
     
    Sadly, I never thought I be inclined to believe the Enquirer between those 2. 
     
    Note: I don't mean to be a conspiracy nut,  and I hate to hand Trump anything at all (though no calls for calling it Chinese virus like an idiot from me, and I wouldn't say bioweapon as that implies intent, when I figure the naïve or imcompetent mishandle accident is the best bet).  But, this is the 4th time in under 20 years, a nutty disease got unleashed from specifically China.  Fool me once shame on me, fool me 4 times and I need to be committed.  The WHO might be asking a lot out of me, to trust the Chinese gov't.  
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    Badger got a reaction from Mr. R in Create a Villain Theme Team!   
    Mercules
     
    Mercules, was for hire to several of the other tyrants, before carving out his own domain.  In some ways, his people are the most "liberated"  has he is semi-disinterested in actual rule.  Just doing enough, so the others don't complain about outlaws running amok across his borders.
     
    Mercules true interest is physical power.  Desiring to become the strongest most Badass fighter that ever lived.  His excursion to Earth, is mostly as personal challenges to find powerful beings he can best.  To become even stronger.
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    Badger got a reaction from Mr. R in Create a Hero Theme Team!   
    Beneficent
     
    The fairy witch leads a ragtag group of outlaws, and sapient animals against the Tyrants from her forest hideout.
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