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beatle

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6 feet was something the cdc said to make things palatable for people. the real distance is from 10 feet to 30. and may be even more in some cases if they are hacking or you pass by the cloud from another.

those using that number are trying to rationalize going into crowded spaces.
 

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I'm thinking we need to mask up like they did during the Spanish Influenza. Back then they only had cloth masking and that influenza was much different; it killed within 5 days. It suddenly went away. How or why no one knows to this day. Pool rooms, theatres, bars and churches will be the last to open. If we stay on this course, being locked down, the psychological, social and economic distress will impact us negatively for years to come. What if our food manufacturing, transpostation and food distrubution system gets stalled during this period? Civil unrest will absolutely result. So what do I know? Nothing, but I know we can't stay on this course too much longer.
 

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that is why the nazi party took over germany. they kept too tight of an austerity program and the democratic way went to the other side, and then to the nazi's. and the rest she wrote. changed the world a lot more for the worst than the depression.
 

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I did not mention anything about left or right, you did. I too do not know what will happen. I suspect some will be smart and avoid the virus and some will be stupid and catch it. I do know you can't fix stupid. No matter how long we wait, until there is a widely available vaccine, nobody is completely safe. I, like you, am expecting to stay mostly quarantined, as all elderly folks should do.

If we wait for a vaccine, about a year or more away, there won't be any economy to go back to. Those who are expecting answers from big government are kidding themselves. Take responsibility and protect thyself. The economy is gonna open. Good luck to all. :)
I mentioned left or right only as a statement that the virus doesn’t consider political influences. I definitely will keep my travels to safe places where I can isolate. No round the world cruises after my wife retires. Maybe no cruises ever again. Yosemite, Yellowstone, Olympic, Zion parks will be visited. Family. No theaters or other crowded places. The virus is here, just like the morning sun and it’s not going away.
 

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that is why the nazi party took over germany. they kept too tight of an austerity program and the democratic way went to the other side, and then to the nazi's. and the rest she wrote. changed the world a lot more for the worst than the depression.
You are correct in many aspects. One of the aspects that caused the Germans to endorse the Nazis was hyper inflation. Workers would get their paychecks and by the time they got to the store, they could not afford a loaf of bread. The socialist party provided them a source out of their depression. We could see something much worse come out of this, attacks from other countries sensing our disorganized government. War.
 

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I go several places this morning for supplies. People everywhere. A lot of people my age, almost none wearing masks and few are taking the social distancing seriously. Fake news you know. I guess people don't get it. All i could think of was the great movie line... "I see dead people"
 

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I’ve got a weeks worth of flying starting Thursday. Unfortunately I won’t be bringing my cue with me. I’ll pack my bicycle up and a few golf clubs instead.
I’ll bring a couple of masks and plenty of hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes. We have sanitizer to spray the inside of the plane. Life goes on, just need to be careful. Be mindful of washing and not touching your face. It’s not the end of the world.
 

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The blowback of staying closed will raise its ugly head. Here in So Cal we opened up the beaches now we are going to close them down. Schizophrenia rules the day. I think mixing politicians and medical experts can be a dangerous marriage. Some countries have beaten back the virus by using common sense. They masked up early, practiced distancing and kept their elderly safe. It's clear Nursing Homes for our seniors have devastated that age group. They were unprepared to care for them as they didn't practice safe infection control. I'm a senior and us baby boomers are at risk so let's intensify our efforts to keep that age group safe. The younger generation will survive with the masking and distancing.
 

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I'm thinking we need to mask up like they did during the Spanish Influenza. Back then they only had cloth masking and that influenza was much different; it killed within 5 days. It suddenly went away. How or why no one knows to this day. Pool rooms, theatres, bars and churches will be the last to open. If we stay on this course, being locked down, the psychological, social and economic distress will impact us negatively for years to come. What if our food manufacturing, transpostation and food distrubution system gets stalled during this period? Civil unrest will absolutely result. So what do I know? Nothing, but I know we can't stay on this course too much longer.

Jerry, I completely agree with you. We have to get back to our daily living, while practicing as much social distancing as reasonably possible,

or we are going to wreck the greatest economy on earth.

I believe we would recover, but at what cost and how long ?
 

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Our economy was not in great shape before the virus!
Maybe that's the gimmick. "Blame it on the corona virus , the magic flu"
{Sung to Blame it on the Bossa Nova}
I have learned one thing in the last 60 years, I am positive of . "whatever mainstream tells us, I believe the opposite.
They have been caught so many times, and then a major catastrophe happens and everyone forgets , it's ridiculous, people think they are so clever, ,yet, they keep getting scammed the same way , time after time. As far as civil unrest , this is the answer they have for that , these guys with 50 cals strapped to them and a couple of 1000 shot bandeliers to chase down any dissidents in the streets
 

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Let's see. I'm 72 now, I have diabetes, heart disease, and now stage four lung cancer, all attributed to Agent Orange. I'm also now a 100% disabled Vietnam Vet and fully retired. While sitting at home between chemo treatments, watching my hair fall out, I'm also watching my retirement "fortune" disappear while the economy crashes. I really wish you f----ers would quit all the whining and get back to work. o_O:):):)
 

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Let's see. I'm 72 now, I have diabetes, heart disease, and now stage four lung cancer, all attributed to Agent Orange. I'm also now a 100% disabled Vietnam Vet and fully retired. While sitting at home between chemo treatments, watching my hair fall out, I'm also watching my retirement "fortune" disappear while the economy crashes. I really wish you f----ers would quit all the whining and get back to work. o_O:):):)
Good to see you posting, Cary! I'm sorry to hear that you're having a rough time. And you're right about savings. The Federal Reserve keeps printing money, causing inflation to rise and the value of savings to fall. Now they've really gone off the rails, and make no bones about protecting Wall Street and the Federal government's bonds. Who's going to stop them? Congress won't do it.

Hang in there, bro!

~Doc
 

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Our economy was not in great shape before the virus!
Maybe that's the gimmick. "Blame it on the corona virus , the magic flu"
{Sung to Blame it on the Bossa Nova}
I have learned one thing in the last 60 years, I am positive of . "whatever mainstream tells us, I believe the opposite.
They have been caught so many times, and then a major catastrophe happens and everyone forgets , it's ridiculous, people think they are so clever, ,yet, they keep getting scammed the same way , time after time. As far as civil unrest , this is the answer they have for that , these guys with 50 cals strapped to them and a couple of 1000 shot bandeliers to chase down any dissidents in the streets

We for sure had the greatest economy in my lifetime. Aviation follows the economy pretty well. Airlines were adding planes and pilots. Corporate pilots and charters were in high demand.
 

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The airlines remind me of the railroads in the 50s and 60s , they got relief a bunch of times to keep them running , then the last time, they got a huge amount of money to help rebuild aging infrastructure,, and shut down a few days later just the same , and just pocketed all that.
One thing is very evident if you have your eyes open , this country has the best government money can buy!
 

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airlines have all been full before this. you cant let them go broke and have less competition. loans are the answer if they need them to stay a float. and with gas price low they will make a bucket full after this subsides if they havent leveraged out too far their gas future contracts.
 

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unless you want to have little chances for advancement in life and are willing to live in a socialist country, this government system we have is the best even along with all its short comings.

and those socialist countries that have worked, only worked with an homogeneous population. and all of those have integrated it and the future results will be much different.
 

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There’s plenty of businesses that can still observe the six foot social distance. Let’s take pool for example, if my opponent sits down when he’s finished shooting he’s at least six feet away. Was your hands every 30 minutes and don’t touch your face. Wear a mask when you have to pay the time or go to the bathroom. Sanitize you hands before you get in the car and wash well after returning home. If anyone is coughing or sneezing they can’t come in the room. Sanitize table and balls before and after.

every time I go get groceries the stores are more crowded than the pool hall
That's the kind of precautions we will be seeing in businesses all over the place as we reopen, for sure.
 

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PS I appreciate most of you mostly staying off most politics, and even those nibbling at the edges keeping it polite. Thank you very much!!

;)
 
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