Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

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Pham Nuwen wrote:
06 May 2020, 22:43
Am I supposed to believe Trump has ever listened to a Guns and Roses song?
His Treasury Secretary is currently in a Twitter feud with Axl Rose.

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Goddammit. I'm going to bed. We shall not speak if this again.
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Pham Nuwen wrote:
06 May 2020, 22:43
Am I supposed to believe Trump has ever listened to a Guns and Roses song?
I can believe it. They were right there at the top of playlists when stadiums switched over from organ music to jock jams in the 90s and Trump I think frequently enough attended sporting events - and WWE events.
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Plus the song itself is a James Bond theme song.
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Kolohe wrote:
07 May 2020, 19:17
Plus the song itself is a James Bond theme song.
Not the GnR version.
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Shem wrote:
07 May 2020, 21:04
Kolohe wrote:
07 May 2020, 19:17
Plus the song itself is a James Bond theme song.
Not the GnR version.
I assume that's why he said "the song itself" as opposed to the recording?

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The cops are claiming there is a lot of high-speed driving happening while the roads are relatively open due to COVID-19. This story caught my eye:

York police impound 9 vehicles for stunt driving, call 16-year-old driver's mom during arrest

I am sure, for a 16-year-old, this would be the worst punishment:
A police officer pulled over the car and had the young man call his mother, who was apparently unaware that her son had left the house with her car.
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Aresen wrote:
13 May 2020, 00:26
The cops are claiming there is a lot of high-speed driving happening while the roads are relatively open due to COVID-19. This story caught my eye:

York police impound 9 vehicles for stunt driving, call 16-year-old driver's mom during arrest

I am sure, for a 16-year-old, this would be the worst punishment:
A police officer pulled over the car and had the young man call his mother, who was apparently unaware that her son had left the house with her car.
"I wondered why it was so quite at home, officer. Tell me, do you have to bring him back?"

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Nearly 40% of Icelanders are using a covid app—and it hasn’t helped much
Many are hopeful that the vast reach of these Silicon Valley giants will overcome some of the social and technical hurdles faced by tracing apps. But if a small, socially- cohesive, and geographically isolated nation like Iceland can only achieve 38% penetration, that could suggest that efforts in other countries will struggle to get the level of adoption required.
Still, Iceland has managed to flatten its coronavirus curve and keep its outbreaks largely under control. Today it has had just over 1,800 confirmed cases and 10 deaths. Case numbers have remained more or less static for several weeks, and the last confirmed covid-19 death was on April 19.
This is all despite the fact that the country has not enacted many of the more drastic social policies seen elsewhere—an approach that has lead to some criticism. While movement has been curtailed and there have been restrictions on the size of gatherings, primary schools and even some restaurants have remained open, using a mixture of social distancing and a “bubble” strategy where classes and workplaces are divided into discrete units that do not interact with each other.
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There are a lot of tactics that can and do work on a small-scale with a homogenous population that will fall apart if you try to increase their size. If I'm trying to save Detroit, Iceland isn't necessarily the place I'd go to test things.
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Shem wrote:
14 May 2020, 21:56
There are a lot of tactics that can and do work on a small-scale with a homogenous population that will fall apart if you try to increase their size. If I'm trying to save Detroit, Iceland isn't necessarily the place I'd go to test things.
Do we know what's working in Mogadishu?

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Ellie wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 15:31
Have there been any claims from the "don't tread on our freedoms" crowds that increased mask-wearing produces increased crime because people know they're less recognizable? I'm kind of surprised I haven't heard anybody fearmongering about that yet.
I've been amusing myself writing a fake call-to-arms about this. "Quick, while we're all wearing masks, loot the stores! You won't be identifiable on camera, and if anyone tries to chase you, you'll already have a six-foot headstart!"
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Ellie wrote:
16 May 2020, 20:50
Ellie wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 15:31
Have there been any claims from the "don't tread on our freedoms" crowds that increased mask-wearing produces increased crime because people know they're less recognizable? I'm kind of surprised I haven't heard anybody fearmongering about that yet.
I've been amusing myself writing a fake call-to-arms about this. "Quick, while we're all wearing masks, loot the stores! You won't be identifiable on camera, and if anyone tries to chase you, you'll already have a six-foot headstart!"
I have to believe that many a kid in many a convenience store have already figured that out. I doubt it would work at Tiffany's, though.

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I am getting a little tired of everyone I meet looking like a pervert from a Japanese visual novel.
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Shem wrote:
16 May 2020, 20:57
I am getting a little tired of everyone I meet looking like a pervert from a Japanese visual novel.
To be fair that's on you for ever having read a Japanese visual novel. Some seeds you just don't plant.
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JD wrote:
17 May 2020, 09:52
On the other hand, some people don't seem to have quite figured out the whole "mask" thing yet.
The dispatcher, who did not give their name, would not provide the name of the person arrested. The dispatcher said the arrest occurred “a few days ago” and that only one person was arrested. They did not say whether that person has been charged in connection to the alleged larceny or in any other crime.
I didn't think the police were allowed to arrest people secretly.
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Warren wrote:
17 May 2020, 10:48
JD wrote:
17 May 2020, 09:52
On the other hand, some people don't seem to have quite figured out the whole "mask" thing yet.
The dispatcher, who did not give their name, would not provide the name of the person arrested. The dispatcher said the arrest occurred “a few days ago” and that only one person was arrested. They did not say whether that person has been charged in connection to the alleged larceny or in any other crime.
I didn't think the police were allowed to arrest people secretly.
Dispatcher can't or won't say=/=secretly.
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Shem wrote:
17 May 2020, 13:36
Warren wrote:
17 May 2020, 10:48
JD wrote:
17 May 2020, 09:52
On the other hand, some people don't seem to have quite figured out the whole "mask" thing yet.
The dispatcher, who did not give their name, would not provide the name of the person arrested. The dispatcher said the arrest occurred “a few days ago” and that only one person was arrested. They did not say whether that person has been charged in connection to the alleged larceny or in any other crime.
I didn't think the police were allowed to arrest people secretly.
Dispatcher can't or won't say=/=secretly.
Then they should have asked somebody that would say. News outlets use to have a guy whose job it was to do that every day.
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Ellie wrote:
16 May 2020, 20:50
Ellie wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 15:31
Have there been any claims from the "don't tread on our freedoms" crowds that increased mask-wearing produces increased crime because people know they're less recognizable? I'm kind of surprised I haven't heard anybody fearmongering about that yet.
I've been amusing myself writing a fake call-to-arms about this. "Quick, while we're all wearing masks, loot the stores! You won't be identifiable on camera, and if anyone tries to chase you, you'll already have a six-foot headstart!"
I've seen it the other way:

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Warren wrote:
17 May 2020, 14:58
Shem wrote:
17 May 2020, 13:36
Warren wrote:
17 May 2020, 10:48
JD wrote:
17 May 2020, 09:52
On the other hand, some people don't seem to have quite figured out the whole "mask" thing yet.
The dispatcher, who did not give their name, would not provide the name of the person arrested. The dispatcher said the arrest occurred “a few days ago” and that only one person was arrested. They did not say whether that person has been charged in connection to the alleged larceny or in any other crime.
I didn't think the police were allowed to arrest people secretly.
Dispatcher can't or won't say=/=secretly.
Then they should have asked somebody that would say. News outlets use to have a guy whose job it was to do that every day.
If the guy was (1) arrested for whatever crime melonious theft may be in that state and (2) is an adult, the information would be on the "police blotter" and common knowledge. Probably not if he is a minor and perhaps not if, as sometimes happens, no actual arrest / formal charges were brought. Being in custody and being under arrest are two separate legal statuses.

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Dude goes to a party that blatantly violates quarantine order. Shoots self in groin.

https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... police-say

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Just in case anybody acts like Americans are uniquely weird and/or stupid about coronavirus and social distancing:
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... strictions
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JD wrote:
18 May 2020, 11:21
Just in case anybody acts like Americans are uniquely weird and/or stupid about coronavirus and social distancing:
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... strictions
Ah, but Europeans will start going on about how this is our fault, too. They're incapable of coming up with their own bad ideas.
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