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Discussion in 'News - Breaking News & Political Forum' started by Black Ambrosia, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. TrulyBlessed

    TrulyBlessed Well-Known Member

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    awhyley "Zexy Lover"

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    What is this mess?



    I still think that he's testing positive.
     
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    Job is considering permanent work from home for our department. I was thinking about looking for another job after my birthday before all this hit. Just feeling like it's time to move on. If they move us to 100% work from home, or shoot even a good hybrid arrangement, I may never leave lol.
     
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    I wear a mask in stores but I'm not taking walk outside with a mask on unless the street looks like pre-lockdown Manhattan.
     
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    UmSumayyah Well-Known Member

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    Up and down the same aisles that 50+ people of unknown hygiene went before me?

    Stepping in front of the same register space that someone was breathing all in five seconds ago?
    Store air just a swirling with an abundant sampling of the carbon dioxide from the lungs of the county? Picking up a jug of detergent that other people touched, putting it in the cart others touched, touching it to unload after the cashier (with gloves on) touched it after ringing up 28 people before me?

    Nope.

    Six plus feet away, soaking up vitamin D with a bring your own drink arrangement is a thousand times safer.
     
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    UmSumayyah Well-Known Member

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    I hear suicides are up but I haven't checked the stats

    Anecdotally I have a few friends that have lost people to suicide.
     
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    If so he is being very irresponsible by not wearing a mask

    eta:typo irresponsible
     
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    yes I've seen some stories of suicide or murder suicide escalated by the restrictions. . just read a horrible DV story where this cop beat his wife so bad her eye was hanging out the socket.

    I'm not jumping off any buildings but I recognize what I need for my own personal care.

    I'm not talking being reckless rather just surrounding myself with humans I trust and that's my family and my boyfriend.
     
  9. Everything Zen

    Everything Zen Well-Known Member

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    If so I’m lowkey getting off on the fact that he has to endure that very painful invasive test on a daily basis (If that‘s even true which we know it’s not) just because he won’t wear a mask
     
  10. awhyley

    awhyley "Zexy Lover"

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    So sad . . . may he Rest In Peace, and Rise in Glory. :crying3:
    Former White House Butler Who Served 11 Presidents Dies from COVID-19 at Age 91

    Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush remembered Wilson Roosevelt Jerman as a "lovely man"

    A longtime White House butler, who served 11 presidents over the course of his tenure, died after contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 91.

    Wilson Roosevelt Jerman died last weekend, his granddaughter Jamila Garrett confirmed to WTTG. He served as a cleaner, doorman and butler between 1957 and 2012.

    Garrett said Jerman was first employed as a White House cleaner during Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency, receiving a promotion to butler in the 1960s when John F. Kennedy sat in the Oval Office.

    Jackie O actually promoted him to a butler because of the relationship. She was instrumental in ensuring that that happened,” Garrett told the outlet of the former first lady.


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    Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, White House Doorman

    TINA HAGER, COURTESY OF THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
    Jerman also had a bond with the Bush family, according to his granddaughter.

    "When Bush Sr. became president, moved his family into the White House, George Bush Jr. has a little trouble adapting to a new environment, some trouble sleeping," she said. "Well, my grandfather would actually sit with him in his bedroom until he fell asleep."

    In a statement to NBC News on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush remembered Jerman as a "lovely man."

    “He was the first person we saw in the morning when we left the Residence and the last person we saw each night when we returned,” said the Bushes.


    A photo of Jerman standing and smiling alongside former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama — the last first family he served — was included in Michelle's 2018 memoir Becoming.

    Jerman and his wife had five children, 12 grandchildren and 18 grandchildren, according to WTTG. Due to the pandemic, the family will hold a virtual funeral service.

    Garrett said Jerman was a "family-loving, genuine man" who "was always about service, service to others, and it didn’t matter who you were or what you did or what you needed, whatever that he could provide, he would.”

    “I want the world to remember my grandfather as someone who was really authentic,” Garrett told WTTG. “Always be yourself — that’s what he taught our family, that’s what thrives throughout our family. And that’s what we’ll continue to carry on, his legacy.”

    Link: https://people.com/health/wilson-ro...dBEDKAMq5v0GBuOc2UQOMBJHR_tG48OTWSItZisM5q_wM
     
  11. SpiritJunkie

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    Mental Health in all this is real. Several of my staff talked to me about depression. Being away from family, especially if they live out of town is really hard. One person quit on me to go home in another province/state. He was balling....my daughters roommate also did the same thing...
     
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    One of saddest things about this is how many people are stuck alone because they don't live with anyone else. A lot of elderly people already suffer from loneliness and now it is risky to even visit with them. I am also convinced that elderly folks in nursing homes are being abused and neglected because their loved ones can’t check on them.
     
  13. Reinventing21

    Reinventing21 Spreading my wings

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    Your post had me cracking up because it is exactly how I felt the lasttime I went to a mini Walmart. Ususally, I check out my own stuff, but this time I got suckered into letting a cashier do it because she was young and called out so nicely as she saw me angling toward a self check, "I can help you over here!"

    Why did I listen? Her customer before me was so grossly sickly looking. OMG! When I got back to my car I disinfected, changed gloves, sprayed more Lysol, drove home, unpacked outside door, re sprayed, let everything sit by door, sprayed handles, keys etc, doused bleached on hands, took hottest shower used gloves again to get stuff out of containers that I needed for dinner and so forth, disinfect, disinfect....ugh.

    I could easily be grossed out at a beach tho, knowing the kind of nastiness of certain people and adding covid into the mix...well... I already HATE using public bathrooms so I am also definitely not going to try to be stuck out here in need of a bathroom.

    The difference between the grocery store and the beach is that I HAVE to go to the grocery store.

    I do think people need to get fresh air, connect with nature so I do do that, but I try to find places and times with the least amount of people.


     
  14. Everything Zen

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    I’m seeing so much foolishness on people‘s SM timelines: a friend’s wife went and got a tattoo in Indiana, another friend either flew or roadtripped to see his girlfriend in another state and they cheesing for the camera all hugged up with not nare (sp?) mask in sight- meanwhile I JUST started taking the dog for walks again 2 days ago. :censored:
     
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  15. Black Ambrosia

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    Criminals are being released early due to C19 outbreak but C19 mask offenders are threatened with jail time. How does that make sense?
     
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    So far men are still dying at a much much higher rate than women and also are suffering more irreversible damage Neurological and kidney damage for example.
     
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    So, anyone heading to a House of Worship tomorrow? Trump has ordered the churches to be opened. (With governors having the final say).

    Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...b1c160-9c57-11ea-ad09-8da7ec214672_story.html

    I didn't want to post the entire article here, but I'm assuming that his evangelical fan base is thrilled. Ironically, yesterday the PM here also allowed church attendance, but parking lot style not in close contact which we'll probably see tomorrow around social media and the newscasts. So, whose going to get prayed up?

    [P.S. For anyone keeping up, the Bahamas now has 100 cases even. Still at 11 deaths.]
    [eta: Co-incidently, the bodies recovered from Hurricane Dorian were laid to rest on Friday.]
     
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    First day beach opened up this was the scene...clearly nobody here is in the least bit worried

    20200524_024500.jpg 20200524_024540.jpg 20200524_024522.jpg
     
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    Much of the rest of the world will be done with this, while the US kills another 100,000 people. It is willful stupidity at this point, and other countries will have zero sympathy for us... and anyone looking to escape this insanity won’t be able to leave, thanks to the covidiots. Not only will Mexico pay for a wall, they are going to be building it themselves, and so will Canada at this rate.
     
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    Starting at 6:13:

    HIV is extremely complex is the reason there is no vaccine. The common cold is also complex for other reasons. The C19 virus will have a vaccine ready in less than a year.
     
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    Willing to risk it all for Ross:

     
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    Well, my neighbors are out here acting like Covid 19 is a thing of the pst. They’ve got crowds of people in their yards celebrating the holiday weekend.
     
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    Meanwhile I just ordered some more masks from eBay. :look:
     
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    My aunt's neighbors, who usually have these huge blow out parties, had a get-together today, a smaller crowd than usual, but still a pretty large group. There were so many cars parked on the street, I thought it was the 4th of July.
     
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    I don't understand this. I've seen several people in different locales talk about lines waiting to get inside Ross. Is it really this serious?!!!
     
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    For a second I thought they were recycling black Friday footage. I guess because they're limiting how many can be in the store at once but even still its NOT that serious. That line was ridiculous.
     
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    In Chicago, they are making public addresses of Covid positive patients?


     

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