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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2020, 09:15:44 PM »
Saw pictures from San Francisco today. Place looks like a ghost town. Crazy times.
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2020, 08:51:12 AM »
Interesting article:  www.townhall.com

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« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2020, 07:33:39 PM »
While I don't have a cozy motel to run like Bob, I'm in a similar situation regarding income. January was the best month I've had, ever, for the flow of instruments showing up for repairs and net income. February dropped to half that, covering about 4/5 of my expenses, leaving me relieved things had gone so well in January that I could pay the bills. March so far I've earned 1/4 what I did in January. Got one little job in today which ought to pay about $150, but no other musicians are contacting me except to cancel appointments. I'm not even close to paying my monthly tax installment nor the phone bill, never mind rent.

I'd love to be working for income but instead have turned to longer term restoration work, besides making lots of jerky and spending most of the meager income I'm getting on longer term storage foods. The freezer is well filled. Another 6lbs of beef is about to go into the dehydrator after marinating in strips for 24 hours - Steve Rinella's recipe is BRILLIANT by the way! And I'll have to have 'that talk' with my landlord next week. With any luck he'll have gotten through to RBC about deferring his mortgages. The guy owns about 45 houses and a couple of apartment blocks. Pretty sure most of his tenants are now out of work and won't be able to pay rent for April. If our ever-so-handsome Prime Minister doesn't get off his lazy millionaire backside soon and take decisive action on the economy we're going to see a storm next month. So far the Federal government website just has "mid-April" and "awaiting Royal assent" alongside all the various relief package proposals. He promised prompt financial support earlier this week. Seems to me 3 or 4 weeks isn't really going to be taken as 'prompt' by a lot of Canadians.

My family life is going just fine. My son's eagerly pursuing self-directed studies on his phone, telling us fascinating things he's learning with all this time not wasted in a frankly slow-motion school curriculum. He's a born student. My wife's still working, as she's a nurse and very committed to her patients among the poorest and most down-trodden in our society; the addicts and homeless of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. She's gone from being somewhat dismissive of all the fuss 6 weeks ago when I wouldn't shut up about Trudeau parading around in Africa with an emergency underway, to now showing grave concern about each shift leaving for work. It's only a matter of days before the first cases start getting reported down there... and then the poop will REALLY hit the fan. Meantime, we've got a garden to plant, already did all the pruning and digging in the compost quite a while back. Garlic is well up. Berries leafing out. Should see fig and butternut leaves any day now. Rhubarb is showing a little. If this weather keeps up we'll have a great year in our tiny backyard garden, and it seems likely we'll need it. Maybe the kiwi vine will actually fruit this time around!
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2020, 06:08:00 AM »
Rhubarb? I'm jealous! We can't grow it down here in SE New Mexico, and as far as I know, no one offers it in frozen or canned form. This may sound off post, but read this:

According to Self magazine's nutrition website — at NutritionData.self.com — rhubarb is a good source of magnesium and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, potassium and manganese. It is also low in saturated fat and sodium, and very low in cholesterol.

The bolded text are the nutrients the body needs to help fight off viruses!
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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2020, 09:18:53 AM »
Well that's great if rhubarb helps in this fight. But I'll take it whatever it's properties nutritionally or whatever. Rhubarb is one of those foods of memory, associated with smatterings of memory from childhood, something I don't need to have more than once or twice a year but which always serves to being me comfort. In a pie with some strawberries. Cooked down to a slurry with sugar and glopped onto a waffle. Even just the odd spoonful of a well made rhubarb jam. Bonne Maman from France makes an acceptable version - most of their jams are fairly close to just right, maybe you could find a jar of that?
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« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2020, 04:47:14 AM »
I live in Roswell, NM! If it isn't latino or space alien related, forget about it!
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« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2020, 05:12:09 AM »
I saw this article this morning:

"Japan Is Reopening Schools:  Even virus news is flying under the radar, and this story extends much further than Japan. It turns out that individual epidemics are proving short-lived in every country. People will argue for a long time whether that’s from government intervention or not, and whether or not it is worth the economic pain. We’ll save that argument for later.

The good news that deserves focus is that we shouldn’t expect lockdowns or ‘social distancing’ to last more than a few weeks. China hasn’t seen new infections in days. South Korea has been in decline for weeks. Japan has even scheduled to reopen schools. That’s a lot of good news proving that this is a storm, not a new climate."


You probably won't see it on CNN and the real indicator the pandemic is over will be when the elusive toilet paper starts to reappear on the grocery shelves!
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2020, 06:15:26 AM »
I saw this article this morning:

"Japan Is Reopening Schools:  Even virus news is flying under the radar, and this story extends much further than Japan. It turns out that individual epidemics are proving short-lived in every country. People will argue for a long time whether that’s from government intervention or not, and whether or not it is worth the economic pain. We’ll save that argument for later.

The good news that deserves focus is that we shouldn’t expect lockdowns or ‘social distancing’ to last more than a few weeks. China hasn’t seen new infections in days. South Korea has been in decline for weeks. Japan has even scheduled to reopen schools. That’s a lot of good news proving that this is a storm, not a new climate."


You probably won't see it on CNN and the real indicator the pandemic is over will be when the elusive toilet paper starts to reappear on the grocery shelves!

I picked up toilet paper yesterday, only 1 package 6 double rolls not those huge Costco sized pallet sized packages, but that is all I need as I am still into my before the panic buying hit package that we're still using.

I don't trust Japan as a gauge, they'd do or say anything not to lose the Olympics..
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« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2020, 07:06:42 AM »
My wife is Japanese. Last evening she spent a couple of hours going through news articles and videos from Japan and updated me on what's happening there. Seems Abe is his usually semi-useless self. He's committed to the Olympics happening, ignoring pleas from many fronts to just let it go. Japanese people are confused seeing so many in other countries not wearing masks. Masks are commonplace for the average Japanese person come flu season each year, especially the elderly, and many wear them through spring owing to pollen allergies. This, combined with the general tidiness of habits among most Japanese people, make for a nation better prepared than most to deal with a novel virus.

While it would be great news if things were actually improving generally as suggested by the above article, for which I can find no source, the fact that Japan reported no new cases yesterday should probably not be taken as meaningful. Japan's government is behaving poorly in the ways they are trying to minimize what they perceive largely to be an image problem. With their economc and demographic problems rising, the ruling conservative government is desperate to move everything back to normal. If the Olympics fail to happen, they will likely lose power in the next election. Trump seems to have made a somewhat similar realisation this past week, changing dramatically after two months of denial and pretending the virus isn't a problem so suddenly making efforts to look like a wartime president making potent and meaningful decisions. It's election time. Expect him to either escalate dramatically on the medical efforts or to use the military to lock down the country and cancel the election. Or both.

With current global morbidity at 13%, rising from 9% a week ago, this scarcely seems to be slowing down. 192 countries report infections. We're just getting started. Out shopping a few days ago I was stunned seeing the majority not even wearing masks, though the CDC test report from last Tuesday indicated airborne particles still viable to infect at 3 hours. One encouraging innovation by a study completed this past week demonstrated that a salt saturated filter layer completely arrests the virus - I will be soaking the filter layers of our home made masks in a saturated salt solution with a wetting agent to achieve thorough coverage, drying them in the food dehydrator prior to use. An interesting bit of research, showing how the re-crystalization of sodium chloride physically destroys viral integrity, basically slicing the bugs apart:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5209731/#!po=0.675676

Wishful thinking is going to get a lot of people killed. The party nonsense among Florida spring break attendees alone will spread this to millions within the coming weeks as students return to families and communities all over the USA. the patchwork uptake of real action on hygeine and distancing among most populations will likely result in tens of millions dead by mid summer. Bill Gates spelled this out simply and clearly 5 years ago in a TED talk, but tragically the world failed to heed his warning. Now we will all pay the price for government inaction.


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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2020, 08:21:28 AM »
The sky is falling; The sky is falling.
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2020, 09:29:08 AM »
The sky is falling; The sky is falling.

Too many people in this world. Nature strikes back.
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« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2020, 09:37:16 AM »
The sky is falling; The sky is falling.

My guess is that by this time next month, nobody anywhere will express such nonsense, unless they're trying to be funny (and failing, hard). Is that what you're doing?
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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2020, 12:14:14 PM »
The sky is falling; The sky is falling.

My guess is that by this time next month, nobody anywhere will express such nonsense, unless they're trying to be funny (and failing, hard). Is that what you're doing?
But it's not funny.  Funny is something like this
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« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2020, 12:28:14 PM »
Well THAT'S something we can agree upon! Loved Bugs as a kid, and agreed mostly with his take on life.
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Re: Corona Virus any change to your day to day yet?
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2020, 01:35:13 PM »
The sky is falling; The sky is falling.

My guess is that by this time next month, nobody anywhere will express such nonsense, unless they're trying to be funny (and failing, hard). Is that what you're doing?

Well, time indeed will tell.  This Viral "weapon" from the ChiComs is a trial balloon and just look at the world wide panic as never seen before.  I still contend the common Flu will kill far more, but because of Media bias the engineered virus from the ChiComs will do far more damage to the economy. Big bonus for the ChiComs is they get to kill off a segment of their over populated landscape.  BTW, no attempt at comedy by me, how about yourself?
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