General Discussion, Thursday, March 19, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars…
    It’s the First Day of Spring! Time to dig yourselves (and your cats) out of the snow…

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  2. Lucille says:

    Black and Whites…

    James Dean Shopping For Groceries In Marfa, TX, 1955…

    Richard Avedon Fashion Shoot…

    New York – 1954…

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  3. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Yes, First Day of Spring is March 20, 2020. The Sun crosses the Equator…….Or a more technical explanation; Sun enters the Constellation Aries, longitude 0*. This event will happen at 03:54, 20 March 2020.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Morning Ms.WeeWeed!!!!!!

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    • stella says:

      Mornin’ WeeWeed!

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    • michellc says:

      Mornin’ Wee!

      I figure we’re about to give up even more here in our state. They’ve already been closing everything down. Now this morning the news people are in a panic because a man in his 50’s tested positive on the 17th and died on the 18th. So of course because of how they said it, they I’m sure didn’t mean too(yeah right), made it sound like now it’s killing you within a day and at a lot younger age now.
      The masses on FB are even more freaked out and are all saying it’s killing younger people now and it’s only going to get worse. How frightening this is becoming because it’s now killing you within 24 hours.
      I tried to point out, nobody knows if he had other underlying health conditions or how long he had been sick before he was tested. Was told I was crazy and ignoring what we are being told. I give up, you can’t talk rationally to hysterical people, so I guess they can just wrap themselves in their toilet paper waiting for the black plague to consume them.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Mornin’ Michelle! They’re (media) going absolutely batsh!te here…

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      • czarina33 says:

        Your last paragraph says it all. You can’t talk rationally to hysteical people. The local news at 10 last nite ended with 4 hopeful points, and an admonition to do something kind for someone else today. My eyes filled up with tears.

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        • michellc says:

          I’m trying to be a FB sleuth because we all know everyone puts everything on FB.

          I have found a few now who are his family members and from what I’ve gathered so far he was a Penecostal pastor in Tulsa. He went to the hospital on Sunday and had double pneumonia, they tested him on Tuesday and he died yesterday. They are not confirming if he was positive for the virus.
          That’s all the family has said about it. So I’m going to search back and see if he had any earlier health problems.

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          • michellc says:

            Still can’t find out about any other previous health issues, most of the family have private pages.
            A cousin continues commenting on all the news posts saying he was perfectly healthy until 3 weeks ago when he caught a cold that kept getting worse. So at least now they can quit making it sound as if he got it one day and was dead the next. Although now they’re reporting it’s the first community spread case because he didn’t travel. Not true as far as the first community spread, there have been others and it’s community spread everywhere, just like about every other virus.
            Besides being one of the pastors at the Church, he was a contractor for ORU(according to the news) and his wife is a Tulsa Public School teacher.
            Looking at the Church’s FB page they have a lot of missionaries in their Church and have a lot of missionaries who come to their Church.

            I feel sorry for his family and if it’s true he was perfectly healthy that is sad, but the flu will do that as well. I have known other perfectly healthy people of all ages who have gotten the flu and it turned into pneumonia and they either almost died or die die from the pneumonia.

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        • michellc says:

          Oh and I don’t hear much positive on the news, so that’s why I avoid it as much as possible. My husband though is always watching it, drives me nuts, but that’s why he has his tv and I have mine.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Mornin’ Wee, Col., Stella, Lucy, Roozter, Mom and all ya ‘all. Sunny with passing clouds, light breeze in the pines, spring blossoms buzzing with bees. Our tung tree flowers:

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Appears the spirits aren’t with you.

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    • Lucille says:

      A wonderful and non-boring day to you, WeeWeed! What’s a forced “vacation” if you can’t go somewhere to have a good time!

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  5. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ everyone. Really pretty here at the beach they are saying they will close. We asked if we are going to be kicked out of our room and was told “no”. Gov. De Santis says they are leaving it up to the local areas to close the beaches. Still people on the beach here in Ormond.

    My friend’s family and most of her friends are liberals. They are really nuts and all hysterical over this virus. 🙄

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  6. stella says:

    Good morning all! Got a call from my Dell technician, Walter. He will be here to work on my laptop sometime between 11 am and 1 pm. I hope he is healthy.

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    • michellc says:

      Around here internet companies and even the geek squad is telling people they can’t come into your house.

      Liked by 1 person

      • stella says:

        I’m taking a chance, and it isn’t forbidden.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        They are doing that at my apt complex. They knock and put it on the doormat. LOL I don’t blame them, though.

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        • michellc says:

          My daughter has a friend who is terrified, then her husband went to a business meeting out of state. On his trip home, he was driving not flying, he gets a message that 3 people were being tested.
          She told him he couldn’t come home and give it to her. Now, they don’t even know they have it. He asked her what she expected him to do and she told him to go to their cabin. So he goes to the cabin and tells her he has no food, so she needs to bring him some. She takes sacks of food and leaves it in the drive so she won’t catch it. lol

          Now they know they were negative, but she still is telling him he can’t come home until his 2 week quarantine because it might be a false negative.

          My daughter told her she was crazy and she told her that her parents were in their 70’s and she didn’t want to take it to them. She told her well she could just not go see her parents for two weeks. Then she told her that her parents were ticking her off because they went to the grocery store, eye doctor and pharmacy, like they have no idea there is a killer disease out there just waiting to kill them.
          Again my daughter told her she was nuts and it sounds like her parents are being a little more rational than she is. She said they were being nuts and that now today her Mom told her she was making some chicken soup for her neighbor who was sick. That she ordered her she could not take it to them and her Mom told her she wasn’t taking orders from her today and to just calm down before she gave herself a panic attack.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Are the ‘giving your computer a virus’ jokes too obvious?

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  7. WeeWeed says:

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  8. FofBW says:

    Good Morning All. Still hanging around, mostly at CTH.

    MAKE AMERICA HOLY AGAIN – MAHA

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  9. stella says:

    My computer is fixed, and the battery is charging. He replaced the main board. He wore gloves most of the time to work. I wiped everything down with a 2/3 91% alcohol/1/3 water mixture.

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  10. Lucille says:

    On Thursday President Trump announced his administration has reached out to the Syrian regime and has requested the release of US journalist Austin Tice.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/president-trump-announces-outreach-with-syria-for-the-release-of-captured-us-reporter-austin-tice-video/

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  11. stella says:

    Another scary Chinese-related disease malady story.

    Ethiopian Nomads Bleeding to Death After Arrival of Chinese Oil and Gas Firm

    https://www.breitbart.com/africa/2020/03/19/ethiopian-nomads-bleeding-to-death-after-arrival-of-chinese-oil-and-gas-firm/#

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I wonder what this is about? What next?

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I may sound racist pointing at the Chinese but they, as did/are the Russians, studying weaponizing hemorrhagic fevers. The rumors before my retirement were that the Russians had succeeded and they were, technologically, way behind where the Chinese are now.

      There have been rumors of Chinese medical teams digging around in rather unexplored (by the West) in Africa looking for novel diseases still buried in the underbrush so there’s no telling what their dual-use bioindustry has come up with.

      We know the Chinese have had a deep interest in biowarfare since the overran the Japanese 731 facilities after WW2, they look at the bioweapons as the perfect poor man’s nuclear weapon with the added benefit of their use carrying plausible deniability – just ask Whoopi Goldberg.

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  12. rheavolans says:

    Democrats are saying awfully nice things about President Trump all of a sudden.

    This is more worrying than Kung Flu. 🤔

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  13. czarowniczy says:

    I’m trapped in a web of idiocy. I decided to use expedia.com top make a flight reservation. I tried to book the flight the first time and got a ‘we cannot complete your reservation’ message. Thinking that as there was a ‘just 4 seats left’ message on the flight I tried to adjust the time a wee bit to another flight and got the same message. Thinking there was something wrong I went to another airport and booked a flight with another airline.

    I went to check my email and lo, there were two messages from expedia.com telling me I now have two booked flights. I go back to expedia and try to cancel the bookings using their cancellation procedure (it had been less than an hour since the bookings) and their cancellation system isn’t working. I try to call the airlines and they’re phone system is shut down as it’s overloaded…I call expedia and I’ve been on hold for over 2 hours (was on hold 1/2 hour previously until their call queue died) waiting for customer *service*.

    I did immediately call Amex (card I used) and as we’ve been with them for nearly 40 years they put a block on the payments. If I can’t get ’emon the line that should get their attention.

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