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20 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

I'm not sure though, that these guys really understand how long two weeks is. 

Two weeks is forever when you can't go anywhere.

This will be my third time. Just like the other two, I'm on the first day and already climbing the walls.

We are social creatures, and most of us thrive on social contact. Take that away, it is a huge change, one that is a challenge to manage.

 

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If you cross the border into Canada, it's two weeks' quarantine, no exceptions, no excuses. I don't see WA getting  much compliance with the governor's request for two reasons: 1) there is no compliance mechanism, and 2) from what I've read, the folks who don't wear masks consider the WA governor to be a liberal extremist, so they tend to resist anything he says.

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I fear that the next step (in both Canada and the US) may be the implosion of the healthcare system due to a combination of worker fatigue, fear, resentment and (sadly) illness.  And, by 'worker', I include doctors and nurses.  There is a useful article in today's Toronto Globe and Mail that discusses the measures taken by local and state governments in and around Melbourne, Australia back in the late summer to address the emergence of a post-first-wave spike that they feared would get out of control.  Three months later, they look like geniuses.  Melbourne, by the way, is similar in population and geographic size to a typical medium-size US city.  Worth a read.

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50 minutes ago, Namerow said:

I fear that the next step (in both Canada and the US) may be the implosion of the healthcare system due to a combination of worker fatigue, fear, resentment and (sadly) illness.  And, by 'worker', I include doctors and nurses.  There is a useful article in today's Toronto Globe and Mail that discusses the measures taken by local and state governments in and around Melbourne, Australia back in the late summer to address the emergence of a post-first-wave spike that they feared would get out of control.  Three months later, they look like geniuses.  Melbourne, by the way, is similar in population and geographic size to a typical medium-size US city.  Worth a read.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-how-an-australian-state-beat-its-second-wave-of-covid-19/

By late summer you meant late winter in Australia right?  August is mid-winter.  I've wondered about migrating south.

"By Aug. 2, when Victoria widened the lockdowns to the rest of the state, Melburnians had already been living under stay-at-home orders since early July."

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On 11/13/2020 at 2:59 PM, Racer X said:

Two weeks is forever when you can't go anywhere.

This will be my third time. Just like the other two, I'm on the first day and already climbing the walls.

We are social creatures, and most of us thrive on social contact. Take that away, it is a huge change, one that is a challenge to manage.

 

At least you have Grumpy Cat to enteryain you. LOL

 

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6 hours ago, Namerow said:

I fear that the next step (in both Canada and the US) may be the implosion of the healthcare system due to a combination of worker fatigue, fear, resentment and (sadly) illness.  And, by 'worker', I include doctors and nurses.  There is a useful article in today's Toronto Globe and Mail that discusses the measures taken by local and state governments in and around Melbourne, Australia back in the late summer to address the emergence of a post-first-wave spike that they feared would get out of control.  Three months later, they look like geniuses.  Melbourne, by the way, is similar in population and geographic size to a typical medium-size US city.  Worth a read.

Here's a followup with more detail about Australia.  It's weird that a country that has the image as more primitive and "manly" and independent thinking (Crocodile Dundee and all that), would have a citizenry that would listen to their rational leaders rational requests, and solve the problem.  It makes us look far worse since we've had the whole summer, the best environment, to knock it back.  We need a 24 hour per day Australia channel so we can all learn.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/15/packed-crowds-and-euphoric-leaders-australia-revels-in-covid-free-days

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30 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

Here's a followup with more detail about Australia.  It's weird that a country that has the image as more primitive and "manly" and independent thinking (Crocodile Dundee and all that), would have a citizenry that would listen to their rational leaders rational requests, and solve the problem.  It makes us look far worse since we've had the whole summer, the best environment, to knock it back.  We need a 24 hour per day Australia channel so we can all learn.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/15/packed-crowds-and-euphoric-leaders-australia-revels-in-covid-free-days

Recently sent an A trans to Aussie land to get fixed . The Datsun guy there thought the USA was in a sad place . He didn’t like the lock downs, but thought USA looked uglier without . The world is watching us . 

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I'm starting to think that what's really happening, overall, is that the "troll" culture is taking over.  In the old days, people listened to each other because there were repercussions if they didn't.  You might get eaten by a bear or catch a nasty disease.  Now everyone has the internet to feed them information.  We don't need "other people" anymore to think we know what's going on, just the internet and mainstream media, which is controlled by big money.

Tromp 2020 in Australia.  Now that's an expensive "owning the libs" but what other purpose would it have?  Crazy stuff...

 

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19 hours ago, Pilgrim said:

If you cross the border into Canada, it's two weeks' quarantine, no exceptions, no excuses.

Unless of course you're filthy rich, then you can just breeze right through,  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/liz-uihlein-covid-19-diagnosis-1.5801118

The area where I live in the province of Ontario is right on the verge of a lockdown at the moment, we hit 1600 new cases in one day last week.  They say once we hit 2000 per day then the Bell curve takes over and then it will just skyrocket.  I'm just going to have to kick the breathing habit.

 

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Two super-spreaders that I am surprised continue to operate herein Ontario under current circumstances:  wedding banquet halls and gyms.  

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12 hours ago, Zed Head said:

I'm starting to think that what's really happening, overall, is that the "troll" culture is taking over.  In the old days, people listened to each other because there were repercussions if they didn't.  You might get eaten by a bear or catch a nasty disease.  Now everyone has the internet to feed them information.  We don't need "other people" anymore to think we know what's going on, just the internet and mainstream media, which is controlled by big money.

Tromp 2020 in Australia.  Now that's an expensive "owning the libs" but what other purpose would it have?  Crazy stuff...

 

Mr Duffy created the perfect euphemism with that. Knowingly I suppose? My sarcasm senses are off these past 4 years.

 

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The head of the USA COVID-19 task force watches millions of dollars shoot in to space.  I can't even think of a snarky comment to add here...

 

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5 hours ago, Zed Head said:

The head of the USA COVID-19 task force watches millions of dollars shoot in to space.  I can't even think of a snarky comment to add here...

At least all that I see in that picture are wearing masks. They must not be paying attention to their fearless leader Trump. 🤪

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1 hour ago, madkaw said:

Can’t believe anyone could support a leader/boss that doesn’t attend any meeting about the most critical aspect of his job ,  but tweets orders from the gulf course .

It’s freaking mind boggling 

He isn’t a leader.

He is a loser.

 

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He can't control Covid 19, nor can he throw it under a bus. The only other option in his playbook is ignore it and hope It will go away like a miracle.

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7 hours ago, madkaw said:

Can’t believe anyone could support a leader/boss that doesn’t attend any meeting about the most critical aspect of his job ,  but tweets orders from the gulf course .

It’s freaking mind boggling 

I WON THE ELECTION!

LOL

 

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43 minutes ago, Racer X said:

Congratulations.

Julia Chatterley gets my congratulations. Whoa momma! she's hot. Remember Young lady chatterley?

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1 hour ago, siteunseen said:

Julia Chatterley gets my congratulations. Whoa momma! she's hot. Remember Young lady chatterley?

Newer version...

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My first memory...

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I dunno, Harlee is fine looking old blister. At my age I wouldn't turn her away.

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2 hours ago, siteunseen said:

What nerd wears his sunglasses? Is he a rapper? Ashamed? I wouldn't be!

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