Cali Lockdown

Posted by Abaco 2 months, 1 week ago to News
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This is surreal. They are even closing the golf courses...the one activity we were bragging had zero risk. This doesn't feel right...


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  • Posted by j_IR1776wg 2 months, 1 week ago
    "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."

    Ayn Rand

    Now we will see if any revolutionary spirit exists in California. If twenty million California citizens leave their homes today, freedom has a chance in America. If the submissive obedience is overwhelming, then Individual Rights will have been relegated to the dustbin of history.
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  • Posted by 2 months, 1 week ago
    More detail. The police want to see a letter/paper from your employer explaining (I think) that you work for an essential service - to justify you driving around(?) This is per the story of my friend's employee stopped while driving home from their skilled nursing business.
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  • Posted by 2 months, 1 week ago
    $100 says we see martial law declared somewhere in America within the next two weeks. And, exceller, this isn't a compliant. Just a friendly prediction.

    Note that if this is anything like the Spanish Flu (it is) this thing will be hanging around here for a few years. Do we stay in this state for a few years? I'm curious about that.

    And, can we PLEASE have an honest conversation about controlling our borders now? All my lefty friends have been staggering around for years saying "We have too many people. I'm not having kids. Too many kids." are now more panicked than ever. I find this interesting because I've always said the same thing...Don't worry about overpopulation. Mother Nature will take care of that. She always does. Maybe this is that.

    That said...I'm hitting some golf balls tonight. I'm going to keep my distance, clean my hands, etc.

    Everybody be safe, lucky, and calm...
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 2 months, 1 week ago
    I totally agree with you. I've been saying it for two weeks. This doesn't feel right!
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    • Posted by 2 months, 1 week ago
      I never thought we'd be getting such "orders" unless the problem got so bad that many of us had seen some dead people. It's strange.

      Illnesses in China behave differently here. I've studied this stuff for years. This is a bad bug. But, the escalation in restrictions isn't based on anything concrete here... We'll see....
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      • Posted by $ exceller 2 months, 1 week ago
        Anybody gave thoughts to why so many viral epidemic originated in China?

        SARS came from there and now COVID-19.

        According to research bats play a crucial role in its spreading.
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        • Posted by freedomforall 2 months, 1 week ago
          Chinese "wet markets" may be a source per this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPpoJ...
          (Can't recall where I saw this video first. Someone here may have posted it before.)
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          • Posted by $ exceller 2 months, 1 week ago
            People's eating habits are revolting in China and in Asia for that matter.

            The magic healing and sex-enhancing hoax cost the lives of thousands if not millions of wild animals.

            The way these animals are treated exhausts all animal cruelty laws.

            I don't hold any praise for our own meat industry and I wish there was a way to avoid killing animals to put food on our tables. Slaughtering racehorses is one of the criminal activities in this area.

            I saw a video some time ago where Chinese were collecting cats on the streets to slaughter them.

            It is one thing if they have to pay the price for this barbaric custom but it is still another to expose the whole world to it.
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            • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 1 week ago
              Perhaps not to condone "barbaric customs", but I can offer an explanation. It is still within living memory of many Chinese the time of massive starvation and malnutrition where getting something to eat, anything to eat, was imperative to survival for yourself and your loved ones. What we may call a "barbaric custom", to them was getting to live one more day. When I was working in China I had a conversation with an older Chinese coworker and he told me about some of the worst times. Although today the "normal" food supply is back on line, the "barbaric customs" have not entirely been discarded.

              With all that said, you are absolutely correct about the element of mysticism causing the foolish slaughter of various species. That has nothing to do with survival, for sure. It is pure idiocy.

              Edit add: I just remembered another idiotic Chi-com edict and that is the Mao regime determined that sparrows were the reason for low crop yields and ordered the extermination of them. This caused a disaster because the increase of insects that ate crops got out of control. The edict was rescinded, but not everyone got the memo.
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              • Posted by $ exceller 2 months, 1 week ago
                "the Mao regime determined that sparrows were the reason for low crop yields and ordered the extermination of them. This caused a disaster because the increase of insects that ate crops got out of control. The edict was rescinded, but not everyone got the memo. "

                Yes, I remember that.

                Regarding eating everything to fend of starvation, the Chines are no longer starving. At least not by the information their government spreads.

                During WW2, Europe starved: people were eating rats, mice, horses, anything they were able to catch. But those times are gone.

                The Chinese are not forced to eat cats, dogs, bats or other species any more. But they still do.
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                • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 1 week ago
                  "Regarding eating everything to fend of starvation, the Chines are no longer starving." Agreed 100%, which goes along with my last statement in the first paragraph. I do have to admit that the eating habits of various cultures is a mixed bag as far as what is or is not acceptable. I try not to judge too harshly. For example, why would anyone eat snails? A lot of people love them, especially Mediterranean peoples, but keep 'em off my plate, LOL!
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                  • Posted by $ exceller 2 months, 1 week ago
                    Or why would anyone eat insects?

                    Recently more and more publications surface praising the "value" of insect-based diet.

                    Thanks but no thanks.

                    Asian cultures put many different dishes on the table that Westerners may have problems "enjoying".

                    Take Japan, for example. They eat everything that the sea offers: sea urchins, weeds, stars, etc, in addition to the fish. I wasn't as much adventurous as to try them when there.
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                    • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 1 week ago
                      LOL, absolutely correct! When I was in China I went to several seafood restaurants and I saw some stuff being consumed I'm sure would kill me or at least make me hurl, LOL!
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  • Posted by 2 months, 1 week ago
    It dawned on me that this is a tipping point - a real transition in our way of life in Amerika. From here on I'm guessing we'll be in a new paradigm...one with less freedom. We'll be seeing permanent change here. So be it. The masses, as I explained to my son just this morning, are clamoring not for leaders - but for mommies and daddies. That's what they're probably going to get, along with some spankings. I can't help but chuckle...
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  • Posted by 2 months, 1 week ago
    I got pretty angry about this. If it weren't for my beer stash I would have flipped my lid yesterday. Of course...anger is the natural, proper reaction.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 1 week ago
      "If it weren't for my beer stash..." History repeats. The Russian people and then all Eastern Europe turned to vodka and other forms of consumable alcoholic beverages for solace.
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      • Posted by $ exceller 2 months, 1 week ago
        "The Russian people and then all Eastern Europe turned to vodka and other forms of consumable alcoholic beverages for solace"

        The Russians may have but not "All of Eastern Europe".

        I am puzzled by the hostility to efforts to try to curb the spread of the virus.

        Has people any idea what it means that cases double day after day?

        CA has a left state government and its' leaders" have done a lot against its citizens. But in this case the attitude to ridicule and criticize any measures in a national emergency that the entire county is trying to beat is irresponsible to say the least.

        What would you rather do? Let all activities go unrestricted and see where that takes us? Reducing contact between people is a first line of defense in any contagious outbreak.
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        • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 1 week ago
          "The Russians may have but not "All of Eastern Europe"." If I stand corrected here, well and good. I've always been under the impression vodka especially was consumed in large quantities behind the iron curtain. My Polish and Lithuanian friends even joked about it. They maintained a sense of humor in dire circumstances.

          Personally, I'm not hostile, but I get a bit cynical when government starts clamping down. Just give me the information I need and I'll do the right thing, including self quarantine, which my wife and I have already done - there are a number of positive cases in my town already. Additionally, like my Polish friends, I hope I can maintain a sense of humor when things get bad right up to the time I'm put in a box.

          I say good luck and God bless to everyone in this time.
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          • Posted by $ exceller 2 months, 1 week ago
            "I've always been under the impression vodka especially was consumed in large quantities behind the iron curtain. My Polish and Lithuanian friends even joked about it. "

            Vodka is the national spirit of Russia.

            Understandably, countries bordering with Russia may share the same passion when it gets to getting drunk. When you are in Moscow, it is quite a sight to see people waiving on street corners waiting for the police to round them up and take them to the station to sober up.

            As for the rest of Central Europe, each country has its favorite libation means. Vodka is not it.
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            • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 1 week ago
              Thanks for the info. I'm not an expert on this subject, but I did say "other forms of consumable alcoholic beverages" in my post. Up to now I can only go by what I've seen and heard over the decades and my reply to Abaco was also meant to have an element of humor in it in reference to his beer supply to get through this crisis.
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