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Old 03-22-2020, 06:36 PM
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You own an E53, and you’re worried about a virus...

Puwahahahahaha.....!
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:57 PM
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You own an E53, and you’re worried about a virus...

Puwahahahahaha.....!
Honestly, I'm not worried too much about the virus Happy, it's more about the financial collapse of our economy.

Don't misunderstand me, the virus will take some of our family and friends but one day it will end, and I keep a heavy heart for those losses.

What scares me is the loss of jobs and income for millions of families. We will see loss of housing and the loss of the ability to provide for our families. I fear that homelessness and hunger become the new normal.

I own my own business and my calendar is completely blank for the months ahead. I have no idea how this ends, I have no clear vision of my world in the coming months. I only hope I am able to provide for my family through this.

My E53 is the least of my concerns. For the first time in my life, I am scared.

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Old 03-22-2020, 07:54 PM
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What scares me is the loss of jobs and income for millions of families. We will see loss of housing and the loss of the ability to provide for our families. I fear that homelessness and hunger become the new normal.

I own my own business and my calendar is completely blank for the months ahead. I have no idea how this ends, I have no clear vision of my world in the coming months. I only hope I am able to provide for my family through this.

My E53 is the least of my concerns. For the first time in my life, I am scared.
QFT. This is my greatest fear. The country is not built to handle 2-6 months (maybe a year) of little to no production. Parachute money may help individuals in the short term but how much damage is it going to do long term. Can't just keep printing money...
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:25 AM
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QFT. This is my greatest fear. The country is not built to handle 2-6 months (maybe a year) of little to no production. Parachute money may help individuals in the short term but how much damage is it going to do long term. Can't just keep printing money...
I'm as scared as Overboost is, if not more. I also had to send all my employees home this Friday*. CA governor Gavin Newsom has imposed stay at home mandate for all but essential businesses such as grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, auto repairs, and infrastructure builders.

When can we get back to business as usual?

I believe if we work to stay ahead of the curve, or rather "flatten the curve" the worst of it will be behind us quickly (although nobody knows just how quickly it will be) and we can resume our daily lives and the machines of our economy can start again.

Look into what China has done, what Korea and Singapore has done. There's plenty of good strategies that we can revise to fit our own and perhaps improve upon it to reduce the infection rate.

China did it in slightly less than 2 months. From the highest infection rate of over 10,000 new cases per day in January to low double digits as of this week.

Most of the factories has started producing again. Many of the major cities in China are starting to lift their lock down policy.

That is a dramatic success.

You look at Italy and you see that it has for the first time surpassed China in total infected cases.

Whatever they are doing, it is not enough and we should not use their strategy as a workable model for our country.

Btw, as of today:

total confirmed cases 337,000+[2][3]
Recovered 97,000+[2][3]
Deaths 14,600+[2][3]

This is a global phenomenon, and if you calculate the mortality rate globally by using the total number of cases which had an outcome (that's recovered cases + cases that ended in death), it is now at 13%.

While I applaud EODguy for getting us this 1.3% in the usa, which is somewhat comforting, I feel it's a bit misleading as you're not including all the medical data from around the world.

While it's true that this virus's effect on individual country might be different due to a lot of variables that are not equal in each country, it is still prudent to consider its overall impact throughout the world.

Thinking that this disease is a lesser threat than a "regular flu" and that we're still only at 1.3% is both a bit too optimistic and dangerously misinformed, IMHO.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:43 AM
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My E53 is the least of my concerns.

For the first time in my life. I am scared.
For once! We’re, including myself are focused on what’s really important. Sometimes it takes some discomfort to help us to understand how Blessed we really are. This is an extremely good time for self examination.

There is no time for fear right now Boost! Fear is toxic, it’s a liar, and it’s bad for your health! Just stay focused on what’s most important, you, your family, and any one you love. Love conquers and your business will thrive when all this is over, no matter if it’s the same business or different, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is you make it through!

And, believe me, the virus is no joke! It nearly killed my 70 year old father and my teenage daughter. I held them in my arms as their life slowly diminished, It’s something to be taken very seriously! When family members are CLOSE to death, money, businesses, cars, and whatever else we think has personal value no longer matters.

I joke a bit, because after what I’ve been through with the virus, if I don’t loosen up I’ll end up in the grave with a heart attack.
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Addressing residents ignoring official orders by congregating outside, Cuomo said Sunday: 'This is just a mistake. It's a mistake. It's insensitive, it's arrogant, it's self-destructive, it's disrespectful to other people, and it has to stop. It has to stop now.'

Very powerful message. Let's see if the New Yorkers take notice.
Exercising one's freedom without consideration for others' well being is just plain wrong.
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Normal human behavior - A friend calls them first wavers, they will be done for in the first wave of attack. They stand there asking questions during a Zombie attack like, "Why are all those people coming at a run? Why do they all have flesh missing? Why are they so angry looking? Where is the Federal Gov response posted? OH, @#$$%$^%^&& gurgle gurgle.....XXxx..."
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That's where I got the numbers i referenced.



I believe that I added (USA) or (Italy), et3 after numbers and percentages, but if not then I apologize for not being clear.

But I do want some people to understand that the USA numbers arenfrom the CDC and where possible I have provided links or searchable data and people's feelings mean nothing when facts are used.

Now about the Chinese coronavirus.... You will see it listed that way at first solely due to standard naming conventions but since China has publicly announced that the United States spread the virus in Wuhan to discredit their BS4 facility (known as an attempted genocide accusation) something that should piss off any American solely for that BS but they should not get upset over the tit-for-tat (aka diplomacy) reminder of where it came from unless Americans would rather turn this into a straight up pissing match with China till we fight a war.
I don't know about anyone else but I have fought in almost every single conflict since Just Cause in 89 till I got my desk job and assignment to Ft. Living room in 2013 and I'm tired, but if need be I'll be back to slitting throats but I'll have to drive there cause screw walking anymore!!!
I only refuse to accept that people would rather forgo Trump's style of "diplomacy" and risk war just because he is unliked except by most muslim countries because as they say "he will deal fair" in Arabic it is said "over the camel's nose".

I do agree about there being racist dicks out there and each of my kids were born abroad Panama, Philippines and Saudi Arabia so I know about being around racist dicks and being the minority but I don't believe we must pretzel our words or logic just to keep folks from having to be grabbed by their stacking swivel for being little twatwaffles.


Lift and shift fire feelings in the open.

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I intended to delete the portion about CDC as I saw your reference after I wrote it. That's a oopsie.

Diplomacy is not a tit-for-tat process nor are emotional responses constructive, that's just point and counterpoint and then the session ends with agree to disagree at best. More often than not the relationship is further compromised and tension is increased rather than eased.

IMO the statement from China should have been addressed separately rather than calling calling it the China virus. Leaders should be aware, have more common sense understanding, of the potential of some interpreting the label as racist which divides rather than unites. Or that it will be seen by some as an endorsement that their racism is justified or emboldened to act upon.

White house updates should be without spins, sidebars and emotional outbursts, We need firm dates and numbers to reduce the confusion and fear. The presenters don't even agree. At least start on time. Yesterday it started and hour late. That is inconsiderate and looks like there is no sense of urgency. Not even an apology or explanation at to why the delay. And to think it was the time, or at any time funny, to learn Romney is self quarantined and smile and say "gee that's too bad"? That lack of empathy, though just another instance, is startling. On the other hand, it was the best White house conference so far, a little better than terrible and closer to useful.
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^I don't know how your watching those conferences. If Fauchi isn't speaking... I move on. I can't stand listening to Trump, never could. Well before he became President. How his show got any traction I'll never know. But worse than having to listen to him, I could stomach that if the info was worthwhile, is listening to the 5 it 6 other speakers stroking his ego everytime they take our relinquish the microphone. Drives me batty.
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