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Well, the good news for us younger folk is that they're prioritizing us over older people if you come down with severe illness(at least in other countries overrun) 

Though I'm concerned a bit about myself fitting the criteria because I'm a fatass. Not really my choice because I was born with structural deformities in my legs that made physical activity severely painful. 

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4 minutes ago, TaylorStSox said:

It doesn't matter what I think. There are simply too many of us and we live too long. We can try to mitigate the consequences of an overly populated/aging society, but there's no stopping those consequences. Nature truly is metal and doesn't give a shit about us. 

Your posts are garbage here.

First, your assumption (in other post) that the vast majority of us are going to get it may be true, but it's not about that. It's about stretching that timeline out so hospitals can compensate with it. We know we are likely going to get it, but if we do get it, we want proper health to back it up. We won't get that if it all commences instantly like it did in Italy and the hospitals can't help.

Now you are suggesting us to shrug our shoulders with death. Like, ah, who cares if some old people die, it's nature. We've been fighting off 'nature' our whole life, no reason to get pessimistic and downright hateful now. Some of those you speak about are our friends, family members, and others who simply aren't ready to die yet to a virus because the infrastructure wasn't in place to protect them. 

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1 minute ago, iWiN4PreP said:

Your posts are garbage here.

First, your assumption (in other post) that the vast majority of us are going to get it may be true, but it's not about that. It's about stretching that timeline out so hospitals can compensate with it. We know we are likely going to get it, but if we do get it, we want proper health to back it up. We won't get that if it all commences instantly like it did in Italy and the hospitals can't help.

Now you are suggesting us to shrug our shoulders with death. Like, ah, who cares if some old people die, it's nature. We've been fighting off 'nature' our whole life, no reason to get pessimistic and downright hateful now. Some of those you speak about are our friends, family members, and others who simply aren't ready to die yet to a virus because the infrastructure wasn't in place to protect them. 

You're confusing my intent with my acceptance of reality as I see it. Hate has nothing to do with it. At least it'll fix our social security woes. 

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2 minutes ago, TaylorStSox said:

You're confusing my intent with my acceptance of reality as I see it. Hate has nothing to do with it. At least it'll fix our social security woes. 

WTF?

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5 minutes ago, TaylorStSox said:

You're confusing my intent with my acceptance of reality as I see it. Hate has nothing to do with it. At least it'll fix our social security woes. 

You should probably go take a nap.

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6 minutes ago, TaylorStSox said:

You're kind of new here. Green used to indicate sarcasm. 

That hasn't been used regularly in a while. It should make a comeback. 

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And for those who want to dictate the acceptability for how people deal with grief and tragedy, I'm already dealing with it in a few ways. First, my grandpa is in an ICU right now with pneumonia. I can't see him because of my exposure to the public via my job and I'll most likely never see him again. Also, if this escalates in the way I anticipate, it will most likely collapse my business. We simply can't afford to be inoperable for an extended period of time. Everyone working in the service industry will be in dire straights financially.

 

I'm also self quarantining because I've been in the Prudential numerous times over the last week and I play poker in casinos several times a week. 

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Just now, TaylorStSox said:

And for those who want to dictate the acceptability for how people deal with grief and tragedy, I'm already dealing with it in a few ways. First, my grandpa is in an ICU right now with pneumonia. I can't see him because of my exposure to the public via my job and I'll most likely never see him again. Also, if this escalates in the way I anticipate, it will most likely collapse my business. We simply can't afford to be inoperable for an extended period of time. Everyone working in the service industry will be in dire straights financially.

This is awful. Sorry for you, bud.

 

I know the feels. My mom just had bypass in September and is having a followup procedure in early April. I was going to travel to Chi to help her out, but I can't. And honestly, I'm a bit scared for her spending that much time in a place where "infected patients" will be as well as those caring for them.

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9 minutes ago, TaylorStSox said:

And for those who want to dictate the acceptability for how people deal with grief and tragedy, I'm already dealing with it in a few ways. First, my grandpa is in an ICU right now with pneumonia. I can't see him because of my exposure to the public via my job and I'll most likely never see him again. Also, if this escalates in the way I anticipate, it will most likely collapse my business. We simply can't afford to be inoperable for an extended period of time. Everyone working in the service industry will be in dire straights financially.

 

I'm also self quarantining because I've been in the Prudential numerous times over the last week and I play poker in casinos several times a week. 

There are ways to protect yourself; there would be even more if they pass a damn bill.

I don't know much about what you do, but just know that there is hope and opportunity to maintain your business through a time of shutdown that is not within your control.

For starters, review your insurance agreements and seek out your act of god clauses; see if there were any worked in protections on that side. There are other things as well. I hope it works out. Small businesses can't survive months of construction typically; let alone months of social distancing. There are ways to limit your liability to weather the wave though. 

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56 minutes ago, TaylorStSox said:

The what? 

Obviously not an Avengers fan. In one of the movies a guy named Thanos randomly killed 1/3 of the universe because he believed it was overcrowded and was getting to a tipping point.

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Broke: Italy popping off

 

 

Woke: Spain popping off

 

 

 

 

(The US is on a nearly identical trajectory to Italy right now)

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43 minutes ago, StrangeSox said:

Broke: Italy popping off

 

 

Woke: Spain popping off

 

 

 

 

(The US is on a nearly identical trajectory to Italy right now)

That mortality rate In Italy is alarming to say the least.......

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To give an update on my situation, I was just on a call with my team. My boss said he was on a call and it doesn't sound optimistic that we will be back in the office next week.

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Ok guys, asking for advice: should I go to my chess club tonight or stay home? 

What would you do? It's held in a community center so I'm a bit nervous. 

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3 minutes ago, Jack Parkman said:

Ok guys, asking for advice: should I go to my chess club tonight or stay home? 

What would you do? It's held in a community center so I'm a bit nervous. 

WTF? Haven't you been complaining about people going out into public unnecessarily? 

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1 minute ago, Jenksismyhero said:

WTF? Haven't you been complaining about people going out into public unnecessarily? 

Yeah, and I'm strongly leaning against it. 

I have anxiety issues and again I'm wondering if I'm overreacting here. Small group of people that I know. 

It doesn't matter, I've already decided to stay home anyway. 

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1 minute ago, Jack Parkman said:

Yeah, and I'm strongly leaning against it. 

I have anxiety issues and again I'm wondering if I'm overreacting here. Small group of people that I know. 

It doesn't matter, I've already decided to stay home anyway. 

One second you're telling people here that this virus should be taken very seriously, and one second you're wondering if you're overreacting.

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4 minutes ago, Jenksismyhero said:

WTF? Haven't you been complaining about people going out into public unnecessarily? 

Yeah. I have and I realized I'd be an idiot(and hypocrite) if I went, so I'm not going. 

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