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by Confucius
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Current Civil Unrest
Replies: 111
Views: 933

Re: Current Civil Unrest

My TV antenna chose this time to malfunction. Did the President just announce military action against the rioting? In DC, and promised to do it in states if the governors don't call in enough NG. "Without law, there is no opportunity" while there was a faint explosion in the background is some seri...
by Confucius
Sun May 31, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Well now that the COIVD has turned bust and we appear to have all been lied to we have a new convenient catastrophe to focus on. Man, the news coverage just disappeared, but give it a week or two after you have thousands of people shoulder to shoulder screaming and wrestling in the streets, I think...
by Confucius
Sat May 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 858
Views: 23058

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Montana is opening back up, but I suspect we'll probably have an uptick in the nearish future (we avoided a big wave in the first place). Folks really aren't abiding by any sort of distancing, even with the tape on the floor or whatever, just cozying right up in line. Maybe 1/20 are wearing a mask i...
by Confucius
Sat May 09, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

MacWa77ace wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:07 am

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That's from Sylvia Browne

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sylvi ... ronavirus/
by Confucius
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Hail, Hail ice rocks
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Hail, Hail ice rocks

We got clobbered (along with all our neighbors) by a storm last August. Just barely bought out the roof (class 4 IR), and the siding, along with gutters, both garage doors and a window to the tune of 37k. Truth be told, just about anywhere else, the siding wouldn't have been bought out, but Montana ...
by Confucius
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4657
Views: 265036

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

No oil at sub $10 is not TEOWAWKI; this may (or may not) be a short term blip. That said do watch the news for oil refinery closures. That is the time to be concerned. Marathon has shut down a few refineries (Martinez and Gallup so far). Everyone else is at minimum rates. Our plant has quite a bit ...
by Confucius
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 33
Views: 1464

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

Related to this, I just discover "sub-irrigated planters" are a thing, and can be made looks like pretty easily out of plastic totes. I think I have a project for this weekend. I figure I'll build tw, get some kitchen herb seeds for one, and put like 1ea tomato and potato plant in another. Just see...
by Confucius
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 124
Views: 4984

Re: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?

As it happens, I owe Uncle Sam 1200 this year, so pulling the old uno reverse card trick...


The other 1200, idk, either throw it in savings or buy some company stock, it's quite undervalued right now, and once demand returns, could see that netting a few grand...
by Confucius
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: COVID-19 Thread

moab wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:17 am
Do you think we'll get to the point where they ban travel state to state?
If they're seriously considering opening some areas up in the very near future, I feel like it's unavoidable...
by Confucius
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 858
Views: 23058

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Well, 2 week lockdown in Montana...
by Confucius
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: COVID-19 Thread

boskone wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:18 am
flybynight wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:58 am
U.S. now has the third highest number of covid19 infected in the world. Right behind Italy
What is that as a proportion of the population, though? Seems like a more useful metric; the US does have 5 or so times Italy's population.
166/million for the US vs 1144 for Italy
by Confucius
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Yeah, it feels the way most places have gone through with "lockdowns" is pretty counterproductive. They should really be enforcing a max occupancy for stores. Folks are getting so stir crazy they're going to the grocery store more often just to get out of the house. Crazy packed even now that most o...
by Confucius
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 102365

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

I, ah, gassed up the car again even though it was only down a quarter of a tank. No evidence I can see that any kind of fuel shortage is in the offing. But I'm just anxious in general lately and keeping the car topped off seems to help. It would be a distribution failure if that were to happen, not...
by Confucius
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Well... It's in the top ten causes of death for the US...

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by Confucius
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Threw this together because I was curious about the effects of the lockdown in Italy. Doesn't really seem to have done a whole heck of a lot yet...

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by Confucius
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 2108

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

FlashDaddy wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:04 am
This is true of Grabagun.comwhich also adds "Firearm Shipments to PA & CA are Paused". Not sure what is going on there.
Both are under lockdown. Would have to look at the specific exemptions, but I'd be surprised if FFLs meet their definition of "life sustaining retail"
by Confucius
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 858
Views: 23058

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Fucking weird time to be living in. My work (an oil refinery) just distributed stickers to put on our badges so we can show police if the city gets quarantined...
by Confucius
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

About two weeks ago I made a prediction in this thread about how things would look in two weeks. How did I do? ... In the data so far, the lag has been pretty consistent: the number of known outcomes was approximately the total number of cases from two weeks prior. If that trend holds, in about two...
by Confucius
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 858
Views: 23058

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Six cases in Montana. Weird mix of "it's a hoax/flu" and "OMG the world is ending" restaurants and bars are packed, shelves are getting stripped quick.


Every local facebook page is completely intolerable now. Just constant bitching about people hoarding toilet paper.
by Confucius
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Bolsonaro is positive a few days after meeting with Trump at Mar-a-Lago

https://www.foxnews.com/world/brazil-bo ... oronavirus


Man, you think the markets have been hit hard now, just imagine Trump testing positive...
by Confucius
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Welp, travel and trade banned with Europe. Just travel from the EU. The UK is not closed off for the time being. Trade of goods is not restricted. You could be forgiven for making that mistake if you listened to the speech announcing travel restrictions: "and these prohibitions will not only apply ...
by Confucius
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Italy reported more deaths today than the worst day in China


Eesh
by Confucius
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45437

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Few things about Germany that may be contributing to the 0 deaths so far: - They have a ton of ICU beds, something like 3x per capita compared to the USA. Hospitalization is apparently pretty important with this disease, because folks can go from minimal symptoms to needing oxygen within hours. - Mo...

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