General Discussion, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars…

    Have a blessed day!

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all! Go vote!

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  3. WeeWeed says:

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ everyone. Another cloudy/sunny day here. Still hoping for warmer temps for the beach next week. Of course, we will be at the beach. So all will be good no matter the temps. I might even go in the ocean if I can get the visions of sharks biting off people’s legs, etc. out of my mind. 🙄 Seen too many shark movies, obviously. 🙄 Hope you all have seen the last of winter.

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    • czarina33 says:

      I spent soooo many hours as a kid at the beaches in Miami, in the water, floating on an inner tube on the water, splashing around, lying on the edge of the water, etc. My brothers watched nurse sharks swimming around the bottom and we were fascinated. Then came JAWS and someone counting the attacks and now I don’t think I could step off the sand.

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    And the NOLA coronavirus story continues.

    It seems that the patient is at the VA Hospital though there’s no word if he’s actually a vet or if the VA has better facilities to contain the virus. Or if the VA, already having killed so many vets, just said ‘hat the hey, bring ’em on over, what’s a few more?’. The VA is fully connected to the LSU hospital though, it was planned that way as they were meant to be teaching hospital (LSU) and an easy source of non-complaining patients the docs-in-training can practice on without any danger of being sued.

    After the gov and mayor making such a press/political opportunity over the patient yesterday it was announced today that the patient is THOUGHT to MIGHT have it as said patient has some symptoms so out of an abundance of caution s/he was hospitalized. Someone couldn’t keep his mouth shut, the info leaked and the media and ‘responsible’ politicians immediately stuck an air hose in it and blew it up to their own benefits. “”Y’all don’t panic now but we’re gonna go on endlessly about this …jes stay calm!.”

    But it goes further – today the news is releasing that the patient who MIGHT have the virus is a roommate with an employee of a specifically named school and the employee has has been asked to stay home and self-quarantine. No word yet on how many parents have totally flipped out.

    The mayor has so far refused to cancel the city’s various St Patrick’s Day parades and festivities, though enough alcohol is consumed that any germ unlucky enough to be caught up in the celebrations would be dead in a flash. The 800-pound gorillas of Jazz Fest and the French Quarter Festival are still in the background, their cancellation would be a body blow to the city’s tourist-based economy. The service workers (you know, the city’s largely poorly educated Democratic voters) are already starting to protest, trying to get the city to force the businesses that employ them to pay for sick days and special pay to cover time lost during any outbreak, but don’t quite realize that the monies (from businesses or government) needed to do such comes from revenues generated by the tourists.

    The gov and mayor have told us that government will join to fight this menace though the specter of current yet unresolved disasters caused by the state and city still looming over us sort of suggests otherwise.

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    • Menagerie says:

      I know the citizens of New Orleans are in excellent hands with the politicians they elected.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Some of them can even differentiate ‘coronavirus’ from ‘king cake’ 2 out of 4 times when presented them in a lineup.

        I’m waiting for the mayor and gov to take credit for the non-event by saying they personally sucked the virus from the patient’s body.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Oops, now the mayor has cancelled the two St. Patrick’s parades, and Super Sunday which is the Mardi Gras Indians’ big event showing off their New Suits. She can cancel city sponsored/ supervised events, but the neighborhood bars’ events will likely go on.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Don’t know why she cancelled iot, it’s frequently killed more people on the day of the parade than the coronavirus has in the US to date.

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  6. Gary says:

    Greetings good people, I hope the sun shines on all of you today, be safe and be happy!

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  7. stella says:

    Good news in Michigan!

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have been updating the latest numbers on coronavirus in the state.

    There are currently no confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan, as of March 9.

    As of March 9, 39 people in Michigan had tested negative for the virus and 124 were still being monitored. Tests are pending on 24 people.

    To date, 471 have been referred for assessment and or monitoring, to date, in Michigan…

    Michigan is able to offer same-day testing turnaround, as of March 5, the MDHHS said.

    For most of the American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.

    https://www.clickondetroit.com/health/2020/03/10/coronavirus-latest-testing-monitoring-numbers-in-michigan/

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    • JTR says:

      Here in GA, we’ve had some, including our Rep. Doug Collins, but HEY, Atl’s Hartsfield Airport is a major hub for the world. I have to go for a test at our local hospital on Thursday. I reckon I’ll wear my mask, goggles and gloves just for safekeeping! If they say anything, I’ll just tell them I have an allergy (true) and don’t want to have a sneezing fit and cause a stampede!

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    • czarina33 says:

      The evening news just reported the turnaround time for the COVID 19 test is 72 hours.

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  8. Lucille says:

    Rainy day in the woods…

    Sunny day in the woods…

    Winter day in the woods…

    Sunset over the Dead Sea, Jordan after heavy rains

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    We now have 3 cases of coronavirus in NOLA, one each at 3 different hospitals. Mayor has had her ‘makes me look mayoral’ squad of under-mayors surrounding her as she gives folksy speeches trying to assure the public that they’re in full control. She’s probably glad this came along to draw attention away from the ongoing Hard Rock Hotel fiasco.

    She cancelled all of the local parades for St Patrick’s and St Joseph’s Days but those magnificent St Joseph alters are still a ‘go’ as they’re on private property. You can be sure the huge parties will be charging on too, this is a big time for partygoers, a last hurrah before the doldrums of a hot, humid summer.

    She and the commissioners are meeting with the organizers of the Spring fests like Jazz Fest but I really don’t see them cancelling those, the revenues are too dear to the city and its businesses. Jazz Fest may bring an increased chance for infection, as will its follow-on fests, but it also brings in $$$$$.

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  10. auscitizenmom says:

    We went to see Onward. It is an animated movie and I thought it looked pretty dumb from the previews. But, it turned out to be good. I thought it was well written and had some really good characters in it. Some of it was just flat silly, but funny. And, some of it was very touching. I would recommend it when you can see it.

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