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15 minutes ago, Deranged Rhino said:

 

That’s how mass is, everyone thinks they shut us down this weekend before everyone goes back to work on Monday. Activated national guard etc, does the governor have to get a martial law approved or these shelter in places are instant? This is crazy. Everyone will be out of work before long.

 

Hardly any meats at the supermarkets and limited canned goods. After NYC and DC shut down the panic hit. Whatever, the half measures never had a chance. Most companies remanined open all week. 

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17 minutes ago, CommonCents said:

That’s how mass is, everyone thinks they shut us down this weekend before everyone goes back to work on Monday. Activated national guard etc, does the governor have to get a martial law approved or these shelter in places are instant? This is crazy. Everyone will be out of work before long.

 

Hardly any meats at the supermarkets and limited canned goods. After NYC and DC shut down the panic hit. Whatever, the half measures never had a chance. Most companies remanined open all week. 

Yep, we continue this way for a couple weeks and the country as we know it will be gone.  

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MORE ON CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The death toll from the new coronavirushas surpassed 5,000 in Europe - the new epicentre of the pandemic - as Italy, Germany and Spain reported a steep rise in infections.

Italy announced 627 more deaths on Friday, the biggest day-to-day increase in the country's four-week epidemic, a day after surpassing China's death toll. The total number of deaths in Italy reached 4,032. 

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Anyone else getting the texts from friends who have contacts at FEMA talking about National Guard mobilization?

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31 minutes ago, GG said:

Anyone else getting the texts from friends who have contacts at FEMA talking about National Guard mobilization?

 

Only thing I've heard: 

 

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6 hours ago, Deranged Rhino said:

They still don't understand why he won -- or what Americans actually care about. 

 


beta males are definitely united against all things trump!

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27 minutes ago, Deranged Rhino said:

 

Only thing I've heard: 

 

 

Figured as much.  

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5 hours ago, Joe in Winslow said:


So, you agree with the PRC or...?

 

 

 

Show me that PRC started the rhetoric that "chinese virus" is offensive....GO

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The main concern is to keep healthcare  providers safe and hospitals from being overwhelmed . So far I do give Trump credit.

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13 minutes ago, Crayola64 said:

 

Show me that PRC started the rhetoric that "chinese virus" is offensive....GO

 

You're a very dumb person, who can't even read what's already been posted in this thread. This is one of several already posted:

 

Now, deny this is state propaganda, straight from the CCP spigot. GO! 

 

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6 minutes ago, Deranged Rhino said:

 

You're a very dumb person, who can't even read what's already been posted in this thread. This is one of several already posted:

 

Now, deny this is state propaganda, straight from the CCP spigot. GO! 

 

 

yes, it is propganda, show me they started it...since you are saying the media is parroting the PRC

 

 

I will break it down for you, you are arguing their is a causal relationship, prove it.  (what you posted was dated today....this rhetoric has been around for awhile, and yes, even before trump said it)

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1 hour ago, GG said:

Anyone else getting the texts from friends who have contacts at FEMA talking about National Guard mobilization?

Heard the same thing from people in the guard.  Mobilized for a 7 day lock down but told to pack for 30.  Hopefully it doeant come to this.  

 

 

Edit: Maybe a game of telephone?  Might have been mobilized to help with essential functions.  Many states are doing that.  

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And fortunately it has not been needed thus far.

 

Perspective is still required

 

 

 

In contrast:

 

TN currently has 233 covid19 + persons none of whom have died.

 

See far worse flu data from this season including  11 pediatric flu DEATHS

 

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12 minutes ago, B-Man said:

 

 

And fortunately it has not been needed thus far.

 

Perspective is still required

 

 

 

This is awesome and exactly what is needed if the bad prognostications come true.  We need to prepare for this NOW.  The days of being able to hide at home and stall the economy are rapidly running out.  In Seattle they are building a temporary hospital on a soccer field to handle not so major stuff to take the load off the hospitals.

 

You know the expression, keep one eye on the "ball".  This is the ball as opposed to the virus name or yelling at reporters.

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New Englanders 🤨

 

N.H. residents sue over gatherings ban: 'We can choose to assemble if that is our desire'

HOPKINTON, N.H. — Three people who planned to attend political and religious events in the next few weeks are challenging New Hampshire’s statewide emergency ban on gatherings of 50 people or more to prevent spread of the coronavirus.

 

David Binford, Eric Couture and Holly Rae Beene filed a lawsuit Tuesday, the day after Republican Gov. Chris Sununu issued the order prohibiting large scheduled gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational activities. They argue there is no emergency, and that the governor is violating their constitutional rights.

 

“We can choose to assemble if that is our desire. What cannot occur is one man in a position of power deciding to strip us of our rights in the name of safety and without due process,” Couture said in press release.

 

A judge on Wednesday denied the group’s request for an immediate order halting enforcement of the ban and scheduled a hearing for Friday in Merrimack County Superior Court. A spokesman for Sununu said Thursday that the emergency order is consistent with actions taken across the country and is clearly within the governor’s authority.

“We are confident the court will agree,” said Ben Vihdstadt. ...

 

i wonder how they made out today.

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From a FB post:

 

I talked to a man today

I talked with a man today, an 80+ year old man. I asked him if there was anything I can get him while this Coronavirus scare was gripping America.

He simply smiled, looked away and said:

"Let me tell you what I need! I need to believe, at some point, this country my generation fought for... I need to believe this nation we handed safely to our children and their children...

I need to know this generation will quit being a bunch of sissies...that they respect what they've been given...that they've earned what others sacrificed for."

I wasn't sure where the conversation was going or if it was going anywhere at all. So, I sat there, quietly observing.

"You know, I was a little boy during WWII. Those were scary days. We didn't know if we were going to be speaking English, German or Japanese at the end of the war. There was no certainty, no guarantees like Americans enjoy today.

And no home went without sacrifice or loss. Every house, up and down every street, had someone in harm's way. Maybe their Daddy was a soldier, maybe their son was a sailor, maybe it was an uncle. Sometimes it was the whole damn family...fathers, sons, uncles...

Having someone, you love, sent off to war...it wasn't less frightening than it is today. It was scary as Hell. If anything, it was more frightening. We didn't have battle front news. We didn't have email or cellphones. You sent them away and you hoped...you prayed. You may not hear from them for months, if ever. Sometimes a mother was getting her son's letters the same day Dad was comforting her over their child's death.

And we sacrificed. You couldn't buy things. Everything was rationed. You were only allowed so much milk per month, only so much bread, toilet paper. EVERYTHING was restricted for the war effort. And what you weren't using, what you didn't need, things you threw away, they were saved and sorted for the war effort. My generation was the original recycling movement in America.

And we had viruses back then...serious viruses. Things like polio, measles, and such. It was nothing to walk to school and pass a house or two that was quarantined. We didn't shut down our schools. We didn't shut down our cities. We carried on, without masks, without hand sanitizer. And do you know what? We persevered. We overcame. We didn't attack our President, we came together. We rallied around the flag for the war. Thick or thin, we were in it to win. And we would lose more boys in an hour of combat than we lose in entire wars today."

He slowly looked away again. Maybe I saw a small tear in the corner of his eye. Then he continued:

"Today's kids don't know sacrifice. They think a sacrifice is not having coverage on their phone while they freely drive across the country. Today's kids are selfish and spoiled. In my generation, we looked out for our elders. We helped out with single moms who's husbands were either at war or dead from war. Today's kids rush the store, buying everything they can...no concern for anyone but themselves. It's shameful the way Americans behave these days. None of them deserve the sacrifices their granddads made.

So, no I don't need anything. I appreciate your offer but, I know I've been through worse things than this virus. But maybe I should be asking you, what can I do to help you? Do you have enough pop to get through this, enough steak? Will you be able to survive with 113 channels on your tv?"

I smiled, fighting back a tear of my own...now humbled by a man in his 80's. All I could do was thank him for the history lesson, leave my number for emergency and leave with my ego firmly tucked in my rear.

I talked to a man today. A real man. An American man from an era long gone and forgotten. We will never understand the sacrifices. We will never fully earn their sacrifices. But we should work harder to learn about them..learn from them...to respect them.

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5 minutes ago, 3rdnlng said:

From a FB post:

 

I talked to a man today

I talked with a man today, an 80+ year old man. I asked him if there was anything I can get him while this Coronavirus scare was gripping America.

He simply smiled, looked away and said:

"Let me tell you what I need! I need to believe, at some point, this country my generation fought for... I need to believe this nation we handed safely to our children and their children...

I need to know this generation will quit being a bunch of sissies...that they respect what they've been given...that they've earned what others sacrificed for."

I wasn't sure where the conversation was going or if it was going anywhere at all. So, I sat there, quietly observing.

"You know, I was a little boy during WWII. Those were scary days. We didn't know if we were going to be speaking English, German or Japanese at the end of the war. There was no certainty, no guarantees like Americans enjoy today.

And no home went without sacrifice or loss. Every house, up and down every street, had someone in harm's way. Maybe their Daddy was a soldier, maybe their son was a sailor, maybe it was an uncle. Sometimes it was the whole damn family...fathers, sons, uncles...

Having someone, you love, sent off to war...it wasn't less frightening than it is today. It was scary as Hell. If anything, it was more frightening. We didn't have battle front news. We didn't have email or cellphones. You sent them away and you hoped...you prayed. You may not hear from them for months, if ever. Sometimes a mother was getting her son's letters the same day Dad was comforting her over their child's death.

And we sacrificed. You couldn't buy things. Everything was rationed. You were only allowed so much milk per month, only so much bread, toilet paper. EVERYTHING was restricted for the war effort. And what you weren't using, what you didn't need, things you threw away, they were saved and sorted for the war effort. My generation was the original recycling movement in America.

And we had viruses back then...serious viruses. Things like polio, measles, and such. It was nothing to walk to school and pass a house or two that was quarantined. We didn't shut down our schools. We didn't shut down our cities. We carried on, without masks, without hand sanitizer. And do you know what? We persevered. We overcame. We didn't attack our President, we came together. We rallied around the flag for the war. Thick or thin, we were in it to win. And we would lose more boys in an hour of combat than we lose in entire wars today."

He slowly looked away again. Maybe I saw a small tear in the corner of his eye. Then he continued:

"Today's kids don't know sacrifice. They think a sacrifice is not having coverage on their phone while they freely drive across the country. Today's kids are selfish and spoiled. In my generation, we looked out for our elders. We helped out with single moms who's husbands were either at war or dead from war. Today's kids rush the store, buying everything they can...no concern for anyone but themselves. It's shameful the way Americans behave these days. None of them deserve the sacrifices their granddads made.

So, no I don't need anything. I appreciate your offer but, I know I've been through worse things than this virus. But maybe I should be asking you, what can I do to help you? Do you have enough pop to get through this, enough steak? Will you be able to survive with 113 channels on your tv?"

I smiled, fighting back a tear of my own...now humbled by a man in his 80's. All I could do was thank him for the history lesson, leave my number for emergency and leave with my ego firmly tucked in my rear.

I talked to a man today. A real man. An American man from an era long gone and forgotten. We will never understand the sacrifices. We will never fully earn their sacrifices. But we should work harder to learn about them..learn from them...to respect them.

Thanks for that. I was thinking about WWII and how this is our biggest national challenge since then - but it is a cakewalk in comparison. 
 

We can do this. Maybe the youngins will toughen up a little from this in the end.

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1 hour ago, 3rdnlng said:

From a FB post:

 

I talked to a man today

I talked with a man today, an 80+ year old man. I asked him if there was anything I can get him while this Coronavirus scare was gripping America.

He simply smiled, looked away and said:

"Let me tell you what I need! I need to believe, at some point, this country my generation fought for... I need to believe this nation we handed safely to our children and their children...

I need to know this generation will quit being a bunch of sissies...that they respect what they've been given...that they've earned what others sacrificed for."

I wasn't sure where the conversation was going or if it was going anywhere at all. So, I sat there, quietly observing.

"You know, I was a little boy during WWII. Those were scary days. We didn't know if we were going to be speaking English, German or Japanese at the end of the war. There was no certainty, no guarantees like Americans enjoy today.

And no home went without sacrifice or loss. Every house, up and down every street, had someone in harm's way. Maybe their Daddy was a soldier, maybe their son was a sailor, maybe it was an uncle. Sometimes it was the whole damn family...fathers, sons, uncles...

Having someone, you love, sent off to war...it wasn't less frightening than it is today. It was scary as Hell. If anything, it was more frightening. We didn't have battle front news. We didn't have email or cellphones. You sent them away and you hoped...you prayed. You may not hear from them for months, if ever. Sometimes a mother was getting her son's letters the same day Dad was comforting her over their child's death.

And we sacrificed. You couldn't buy things. Everything was rationed. You were only allowed so much milk per month, only so much bread, toilet paper. EVERYTHING was restricted for the war effort. And what you weren't using, what you didn't need, things you threw away, they were saved and sorted for the war effort. My generation was the original recycling movement in America.

And we had viruses back then...serious viruses. Things like polio, measles, and such. It was nothing to walk to school and pass a house or two that was quarantined. We didn't shut down our schools. We didn't shut down our cities. We carried on, without masks, without hand sanitizer. And do you know what? We persevered. We overcame. We didn't attack our President, we came together. We rallied around the flag for the war. Thick or thin, we were in it to win. And we would lose more boys in an hour of combat than we lose in entire wars today."

He slowly looked away again. Maybe I saw a small tear in the corner of his eye. Then he continued:

"Today's kids don't know sacrifice. They think a sacrifice is not having coverage on their phone while they freely drive across the country. Today's kids are selfish and spoiled. In my generation, we looked out for our elders. We helped out with single moms who's husbands were either at war or dead from war. Today's kids rush the store, buying everything they can...no concern for anyone but themselves. It's shameful the way Americans behave these days. None of them deserve the sacrifices their granddads made.

So, no I don't need anything. I appreciate your offer but, I know I've been through worse things than this virus. But maybe I should be asking you, what can I do to help you? Do you have enough pop to get through this, enough steak? Will you be able to survive with 113 channels on your tv?"

I smiled, fighting back a tear of my own...now humbled by a man in his 80's. All I could do was thank him for the history lesson, leave my number for emergency and leave with my ego firmly tucked in my rear.

I talked to a man today. A real man. An American man from an era long gone and forgotten. We will never understand the sacrifices. We will never fully earn their sacrifices. But we should work harder to learn about them..learn from them...to respect them.

 

That was such a good post man. But these day different people are struggling.

 

I have disabilites ( noone thought would make it this far) don't know if I can make it if coronavirus comes around. Living with my mother has lots of health problems and my brother. It gets hard. Lots of other people as well.

 

Ya man understand what you are getting too, might take me little time to understand you but I understand you lots. When I get there I understand.

 

Know so many older people or those with immune problems. Have to fight for them for lots of people. Try my best for everyone.

 

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2 minutes ago, Buffalo Bills Fan said:

 

That was such a good post man. But these day different people are struggling.

 

I have disabilites ( noone thought would make it this far) don't know if I can make it if coronavirus comes around. Living with my mother has lots of health problems and my brother. It gets hard. Lots of other people as well.

 

Ya man understand what you are getting too, might take me little time to understand you but I understand you lots. When I get there I understand.

 

Know so many older people or those with immune problems. Have to fight for them for lots of people. Try my best for everyone.

 

No one was addressing the infirm in that post. There are always exceptions. Keep yourself safe. If you are not already doing it already take extra supplements like vitamins A, B (complex), C & D. 

 

Remember those figures that represent new cases are only discovered if people are tested. 

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