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Posts posted by Balta1701

  1. 11 minutes ago, Soxbadger said:

    There is no rule you cant touch things in public. You are making authoritative statements and acting like they are facts.

    You want to convice people of your position, you want to make a difference, treat the worst of us with compassion and understanding. 

    You act like this is something any of us have ever experienced.

    People are dying. 

  2. 3 minutes ago, Soxbadger said:

    To the best of my knowledge Greg hasnt broken any rules.

    You cant let the darkest times be an excuse to forget who we are. There are plenty of people with way more responsibility and blame then Greg.

    Stop Touching Things out in public stop being an obvious transmission vector. PLEASE.

  3. 6 minutes ago, Soxbadger said:

    This is pretty out of line.  I get people are on edge but that type of attack doesnt help.

    If this is the beginning, if things are only going to get worse, then we have to remain lights for eachother. 

    When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back into you.

    In a couple weeks as the bodies pile up and as jokes stop seeming funny, we are going to look back at everyone who broke the rules and remember it. 

    Every American is going to lose someone. Maybe your family, maybe your coworker, maybe your neighbor. We will all know someone killed by our own carelessness. Picture someone who means everything to you. Picture them being the one you lose because someone couldn’t follow a rule.

    No. More. Excuses. This is life and death. Act like it.

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  4. 37 minutes ago, greg775 said:

    What do you want me to say? I feel terrible. My guess is this can't or won't be slowed and it has nothing to do with people like me who "escape" outside for 3 hours a day. I just read an article about "coronavirus parties." There are a lot of age groups outside of my own who have "real" violators of common decency here. If me leaving a couple hours a day and risking touching a table once every 2 or 3 days is wrecking the world, I apologize. I truly do not think greg is the devil here, but if I am, I truly apologize. This is not easy for those who stay inside 24 hours and it's not easy for those of us who stay inside aboug 20 to 21 hours a day.


    act like an adult before you blame others people are dying. We told all of you what to do and you screamed “but Panera bread” and now there’s 2000 dead bodies.

    go tell your excuses to the dead Americans maybe they will listen.

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  5. 1 minute ago, greg775 said:

    I don't want empathy. Turd like language? WTF. I am as polite as can be always, especially for a message board. Thanks for your service. I respect the military. My uncle was a Marine; my dad in the Navy. Many cousins in the Armed Forces. I love America more than a lot of people. I'm not saying I have mental illness. I"m saying all of a sudden a lot of people don't seem to CARE about mental illness anymore. Let's face it some won't be happy til we have 24/7 lockdown with threat of arrest if you go outside and hopefully WHEN that comes they at least will let us order food/drink and somebody can dump it off on our porches. I am not the enemy, sir.

    A thousand people died in the last 2 days.

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  6. On 3/26/2020 at 3:40 PM, Jenksismyhero said:

    So what's the running theory on why the European countries have such a higher mortality rate than the US? Stronger strain of the virus?

    Since you posted this the US death toll has doubled. A thousand people died of it. In 2 days.

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  7. A few doors down from me a family was outdoors having beer on their front porch, with their kids playing together.

    Based on their car, one of them works in a hospice facility. Our county’s first death today was someone who was in a hospice facility. 

    Maybe they will be fine today, but do that a few more times and someone will die for that play date.

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  8. 3 minutes ago, greg775 said:

    Thanks Dick. As far as sitting in the park how long can corona be stuck to the surface of the table or the seat. Nobody is there when I get there; nobody is there when I leave. Why is corona potentially on the park table? Some people on here act as if I'm hanging out with people all day. I am not doing ANYTHING for gosh sakes.

    It can survive on surfaces for hours in a full dose, and up to 72 hours total. Any person who touched it in the past 3 days could have transmitted it there. Or, you could pick it up from someone you talk to, then drop it on the table, and 2 days later someone else picks it up from you.


  9. 13 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

    To me getting gas is a huge problem. You have to make sure you disinfect the entire apparatus you touch, probably have to wear gloves, and if you miss a spot, it’s on your door handle steering wheel and keys, and credit card. The the snowball starts really rolling downhill.

    Until right now I didn't think about how difficult the credit card step was going to be. Thank you.

  10. 3 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

    Do you put gas in your car?

    I'm going to have to later this week. I'm probably going to combine it with a Dr. visit (required) and a grocery run. I'm almost certainly wearing a mask during the run, every time I do any step where I have to touch stuff I'll do a hand sanitizer squirt, I'm going to disinfect all the groceries that go in the fridge with lysol along with the table they're sitting on, and everything non-perishable is going to spend 3 days sitting in the garage. 

    The more people who act like this isn't a big deal, the bigger of a deal it will be.

  11. 2 minutes ago, greg775 said:

    You still won't address mental health of greg. I need to get out or my mental problems will escalate. Health professionals have said by all means go to the park just practice social distancing. I go to the store and buy food when I need it rather than hoard. I do the drive through for coffee once a day. I sit in the park tables 3 hours a day. No one is ever there. You are saying over and over I am a murderer wannabee and yet I do nothing that is not condoned by the health experts. You say I am "literally trying to kill people." You say I am "threatening to murder someone." That is offensive and wrong and mean and cruel. I am doing nothing illegal and I'm trying to kill? Right.

    And you fail to address my mental health because you realize suddenly mental health of people mean nothing to people like you in this crisis. When before it was all about each individual's mental health and not offending them with pronouns, etc. And again you said I don't "respect the rules." OK ... name one rule I'm breaking. You are that upset I sit at a table in the park with nobody else in the vicinity and get a drive through coffee and food? All which are allowed? Thanks for nothing.

    The Virus has been clearly established to survive on surfaces such as stainless steel or plastic, such as your park tables, for up to 3 days. Do you own the park tables themselves? Can you verify that they are isolated every hour of the day after you leave, no other person has touched them in the previous 72 hours? If not, you are putting yourself at risk by touching them every single time. Thus, you are absolutely violating social distancing rules and putting yourself and everyone around you at risk. 

    Please stop. Please. For everyone's sake please stop.

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  12. 1 hour ago, Cashman said:

    I think this "quarantine" will happen roughly until about Juneish. But large gatherings, probably until next year.

    These leagues would probably be ok with empty stadiums and TV money rather than nothing at all, but they still need plans for what to do if and when their own (traveling) players get sick and I don't have a good answer to that. 

  13. 16 minutes ago, pettie4sox said:

    Is that legal though?  He should just send whatever they need and then rip them later accordingly.  That can be his "reward" for doing this duties.

    Can you think of any other times when he was legally required to do something and then interjected “but we would like you to do us a favor”? 51 Senators said that was legal enough, so why not?

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  14. 10 hours ago, greg775 said:

    How do you get away with the personal insults of greg? This board had become kinder and gentler. I still haven't read your answer to my question about mental health? Why is my mental health disregarded as unimportant regarding being cooped in, being forced to grow long hair with all shops closed? When before corona it was ALL about mental health and "feelings" of people. Well my feeling is myself and many like me can't take being cooped up, jailed if you will. That's why I get out just a little bit in accordance to legal guidelines.

    I go out and walk the dog every day. I haven’t been within 10 feet of anyone. I don’t touch anything, including sign posts, benches, fences, or anything else that could be a contaminant. There are ways to do things in the world while still respecting the rules. You refuse.

    You are concerned with personal insults. By touching things other people touch you are literally trying to kill people. Threatening to murder someone like you keep doing is a far more intense personal attack.

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  15. 13 minutes ago, greg775 said:

    How come Italy got good news today on no new cases and China is dong well and everything is falling apart here? Does anybody else think it is "possible" germ warfare is going on?

    You remember how you couldn’t figure out how touching a plastic feature could allow you to transmit a disease?

    You are the germ warfare. 

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  16. Congratulations Soxtalk we have now successfully upgraded this thread into the MLB forum because this is the worst possible universe every time.

     And given all the options I’m going with “he is an expert on injections” and I’m done and going to go light the nearby playground kids keep using on fire.

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