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About NorthSideSox72

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    I drank what?
  • Birthday 12/07/1972

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    http://www.middleofsomewhere.com

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    North Suburbia

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Great Falls White Sox (Rookie)
  • Soxtalk Awards
    2007: Lefty of the Year 2008: Poster of the Year
  • Favorite Sox player
    Mark Buehrle
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Dan Remenowsky
  • Favorite Sox moment
    2005 WS Game 2
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Carlton Fisk

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  1. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Looks like the US will hit 10,000 confirmed deaths tomorrow, if not tonight. The first death occurred on February 29th, just over a month ago. Running around 1200-1300 per day right now and still accelerating (albeit more slowly, which is the good news). And this is WITH the lockdown procedures in place across a fair amount of the country for the last few weeks. I STILL see a few people in my social media feeds saying we shouldn't be locked down like this, everything should open back up, and this is basically not a big deal. Not just contesting the extent of lockdown mind you, but dismissing all or nearly all of it as unnecessary. The power of denial in a still-large swath of the population is stunning to me. They are getting fewer, but still so many.
  2. NorthSideSox72

    Pandemic Reading

    I've spent a lot of time in ABQ and Santa Fe - had family out there, my sister lived there, I owned property in NM, etc. DM me if you want to chat about living in NM.
  3. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I've never even heard of Tony's. Googling, looks like you mean Tony's Fresh Market? No, looks like they don't do much in the north burbs other than Niles (and there are like a hundred grocery stores closer than that for me). I appreciate the idea though, thanks.
  4. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Amazon, just checked, has basically nothing for TP.
  5. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    We've tried CVS and Walgreens nearby too, calling or stopping in. Nothing. That's an idea I hadn't considered, thanks. We are OK for now anyway, but within a week we will be in dire straits on TP.
  6. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    In the north burbs, the couple grocery stores we go to have been pretty well stocked in almost everything food-wise. A little short on pasta for a bit there and some other staple goods had slim pickings but not permanently. But they are still, and have been for a couple weeks, just completely cleaned out of paper goods and handwashing soaps. I mean literally zero of all of those things, having visited each a few times and called at times in between to ask.
  7. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    And Illinois now extends it's lockdown to April 30th (not really a surprise).
  8. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The idea that the Chinese intentionally created the virus, to kill a bunch of their people and then watch the world struggle with it after, is so preposterous on it's face that it's on par with believing the world is flat. That doesn't mean that anyone trusts the info from China, of course. There is plenty of reason to believe the number of cases and deaths in China is not accurate - some causes being intentional and some not.
  9. NorthSideSox72

    Pandemic Reading

    They are attempting another film version of it. Hoping this one might be decent, especially with Villeneuve directing it.
  10. NorthSideSox72

    Pandemic Reading

    If you want a book that is Civil War era but focused on the west, one of the best-written and most engaging history books I've ever read is Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides. Nominally a biography of Kit Carson, really more a lens into the "Winning" of the West.
  11. NorthSideSox72

    Pandemic Reading

    Finished so far in March: The Ends of the World (covers the mass extinctions the Earth has experienced and their causes, etc.), by Peter Brannen Thunder in the Mountains (about the Nez Perce War, Chief Joseph and Oliver Otis Howard), by Daniel Sharfstein Now on: Eisenhower in War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith Next in the stack: House Made of Dawn, by N Scott Momaday Hillbilly elegy, by JD Vance I got some time, so I figure this is the time to hit the heavy stuff.
  12. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    If by resurrection you mean of the virus, and if Trump has his way, that's pretty accurate.
  13. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Sorry, maybe I wasn't totally clear what I meant about getting it over with. Short term nation-wide lockdown will flatten the curve. Not as much as it would have had the federal government acted when it should have, but we are past that now. It will flatten it a lot better than doing nothing. Then once you force the curve down, you can create a long, low tail for the months after, and that is the best case scenario. If we go the Trump method, with a half-ass lockdown and then start opening things back up while the curve is still going up, that will cause a lot more death AND make the economic impact worse. So, when I say let's get it over with, I mean let's do the lockdown thing right now.
  14. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I really wish people would stop discussing the restriction timelines as if it was economy versus lives. That is a totally false choice. The economy is going to be in the crapper for at least weeks and likely months, no matter what. The questions really are A) how many lives do we want to lose and B) when the recovery can actually begin. Once you look at the true question that way, it becomes obvious we need to get serious about the lockdown right the hell now, as an entire nation. That not only will save lives, it will also mean we can get through this and move on faster.
  15. NorthSideSox72

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Iowa might be his strongest of all those states right now. You're right though - this was supposed to be about COVID, including Trump's part in it, but we've gone well off course. Partly my fault too. Sorry. Carry on with Corona!
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