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13 minutes ago, Nestor said:

I've already seen the requests from the regular people to be enslaved...just to feel a little bit more secure in exchange. I don't comment on these posts. These people have no concept of freedom. They are literally like the chained dogs.

Nestor...i have read your posts for probably 10 years.  If not more.

If anyone knows the cost of freedom...they should have a stiff drink and let you speak.

I have long admired your journey.

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1 minute ago, janice6 said:

Live till you die!

That is why while I'm at over 65 and in the high risk group and yet still goes into work every day.  I could easily leave with approval.  Some of the younger type A personalty guys with the big bull**** talk have skated out, afraid.  I am the old guy still here. A man is measured not by his talk but what his actions are when the crap happens.  And yes COVID19 hit the workplace, one positive here.

Dave.

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58 minutes ago, janice6 said:

I'd bring it home and make sure it felt good being with me.  I would make sure it knew what a good life was.

 

51 minutes ago, DrB said:

Yes, I was raised on a farm. Cats belonged in the barn. I had to take them the dinner leftovers and food to feed them every night.  The kittens when they got cloudy runny eyes, I had to mix the boric acid solution and clean their eyes.  Yes, I had to fight the mama cat sometimes but was part of the job.  I have scars.  so to answer, Yeppp..  To add, I had to shoot and bury the very sick ones also. Part of farm life.

Dave..

Good for you, lads.

I would gladly take that cat in and give it the best life possible.

 

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This takes me back with the mention o scraggly cats, sorry to hijack my own thread.  I remember when the kittens eyes first started to open.  I had to follow Momma when she moved her litter around and watch  That is the time you had to look for for the yellow runny eyes as their eyes opened.  Dad showed me how to mix up the boric acid solution and clean their eyes.  After that is was my job to be done.  Always was satisfying to see their eyes clear up, open and see the bright eyes.  Fighting with Mama cat to grab her kittens and treat not so much so much liked.  Looking at the scars on my hand tonight, they are taking me back to those days. 

Now back to the regular programming here. 

Dave

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Thank you for taking care of the kitties, amigo.

 

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14 hours ago, Historian said:

Nestor...i have read your posts for probably 10 years.  If not more.

If anyone knows the cost of freedom...they should have a stiff drink and let you speak.

I have long admired your journey.

Thanks! It's not like we never seen the difficult times before...even though the media and some politicians are trying to capitalize on the chaos.

That's life, **** happens. In a week I've lost half of my (rather small) retirement savings, but why would I panic? In couple of years the market will be back to where it was anyway.

I would stay home, if not for the fact that I'm part of essential service and we will work no matter what (my wife too btw). Being responsible and staying home is different however than begging the government to strip off your already limited freedoms for a (fake) promise of security. These folks are just loosing their mind, calling the radio stations live and crying out, posting and attention whoring everywhere....and why?

Because they were asked to stay home for a couple of weeks? Jeeezzzz....people were called to go to war not too long ago.

Disgusting.

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Was at the local farm market this morning.  Usually they have sacks of potatoes piled high with every variety, nope a few bags of russets only.  No bread, no flour and now no yeast to be found.

Most of those folks stocking up on the flour could not bake a loaf of bread if their life depended upon it.  They probably forgot the bread pans so I suspect there will be a shortage of the cheap metal ones soon. 

I have my cast iron  bread pans, flour and yeast so I'm just sitting back drinking my ice cold beer.  Next going to put my new small weber grill together and fire it up for dinner.  What is next for the hoarders??

Dave

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22 minutes ago, Nestor said:

I would stay home, if not for the fact that I'm part of essential service and we will work no matter what (my wife too btw). Being responsible and staying home is different however than begging the government to strip off your already limited freedoms for a (fake) promise of security. These folks are just loosing their mind, calling the radio stations live and crying out, posting and attention whoring everywhere....and why?

Because they were asked to stay home for a couple of weeks? Jeeezzzz....people were called to go to war not too long ago.

Disgusting.

Same here.  Technically as i type this i am monitoring our emergency operations center remotely.   In 17 years we have never had a level 1 activation where no one is in the room.  But i can tell by my monitor who needs what resource.   Mostly it;s medical personal protective equipment.  All that makes sense.

However, i did find out about an hour ago that someone i am close to was tested...and is await results.  This person is my bartender...there's a chance we shared some germs.

So im going to stay at home until we find out on Wens. if she's ok.

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1 hour ago, Historian said:

So im going to stay at home until we find out on Wens. if she's ok.

Wish you well and I hope it turns out negative.  You are doing the right thing, staying home.  I wish everyone had this level of responsibility.  Good luck...

Dave...

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28 minutes ago, DrB said:

Wish you well and I hope it turns out negative.  You are doing the right thing, staying home.  I wish everyone had this level of responsibility.  Good luck...

Dave...

Thanks.  It's what we do.  I can work a good portion of this from home easily.  Most of what I'm seeing on our emergency management system is medical requests.  

It's not going to be easy.  If my county has a fight going on...i want to be part of it.    The great news is i can do so much remotely.   We're not going to reinvent the wheel during this time period.   All projects will halt for the moment.  There's no need to rush into failure.

The other good news is about 75 percent of the people who have been tested in my state are showing negatives.    So out of the bag the averages are in our favor that she and her boyfriend have shared another virus.  My bet is because she traveled and is feeling sick she picked up some kind of virus as she was in DC.  And let's face it...DC is full of sickness.

Seven days into it...and i can't tell if my only symptom is a symptom or the fact everything in the known area is covered in inches of pollen...i love my oak trees...but they are trying to impregnate my nasal passages.

I have six pounds of coffee and a box of cigars.  I'll be on the hammock of anyone needs me.

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2 hours ago, Nestor said:

Thanks! It's not like we never seen the difficult times before...even though the media and some politicians are trying to capitalize on the chaos.

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Because they were asked to stay home for a couple of weeks? Jeeezzzz....people were called to go to war not too long ago.

 

Nestor you could wright a book about your experiences.  It has been a remarkable life.  But you are from Poland if i remember correctly and Poland seems have a history that would make a stone weep.

They are a nation that despite the anvil of history...has only been forged into a stronger being by fire.

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9 minutes ago, Walt Longmire said:

When I finish off all the moose burrito stuff I made, I'm going to cook up a huge pot of moose stew. 

Mexicans don't have meese. (mooses?) (mi?)

I've been in california.  That's not a burrito.  It's a "wrap".

You have to make Moose Wraps.

Or you're a racist.

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2 hours ago, Nestor said:

These folks are just loosing their mind, calling the radio stations live and crying out, posting and attention whoring everywhere....and why?

Because they were asked to stay home for a couple of weeks? Jeeezzzz....people were called to go to war not too long ago.

Panic is a lack of prepared response.  They live paycheck to paycheck and spend their money as fast as they get it.  I forgot the statistics, but a large percent of Americans are neck deep in debt.  I don't see how other citizens of other industrialized nations, except maybe Japan, would be much different.  They have an unknown situation that they cannot control, and they cannot know how bad it will get or how long it will go.  So they're scared.  And they should be.  This isn't a hurricane, tornado, or even an earthquake.  Those things can be quantified.  Nobody knows about Covid-19.

They bought things they didn't need, with money they didn't have, to impress people they don't even like.  So they can shame people with older cars, smaller houses, non designer clothes, and a lesser lifestyle.  They never even considered how it could be disrupted, and now they are in fear of losing it all.  

Right now, food is still largely available.  Imagine how bad it will get if supply lines collapse. 

The big question is if they'll live their lives differently after this runs it's course.  I mentioned before that over the last few years I've noticed more and more retailers selling emergency food.  Costco, Wal-Mart, and Sam's typically stock 3 or 7 day kits etc.  I wonder if more people will start prepping.

I prepped pretty well, but I still go by the grocery store a couple times a week and get whatever I can.  No need to start on the prep food until I have to.  

Enjoy the show and remember, we would have warned them, if they would have listened. 

 

 

 

   

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47 minutes ago, Historian said:

It's not going to be easy.  If my county has a fight going on...i want to be part of it.

That is one hell of a good attitude. Same for me,. Some things at work just have to be done and I am there.  A much younger man than me bailed out at work here.  So much for him. His choice I guess.  I'm in my late 60's and in the high risk zone.  I'm still at work and going to be until they escort me out.  Take care..

Dave..

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9 minutes ago, DrB said:

That is one hell of a good attitude. Same for me,. Some things at work just have to be done and I am there.  A much younger man than me bailed out at work here.  So much for him. His choice I guess.  I'm in my late 60's and in the high risk zone.  I'm still at work and going to be until they escort me out.  Take care..

Dave..

Thanks Doc.  They are going to have to pry my job from me.    When i gave an oath...i meant it.

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1 hour ago, PPQer said:

Panic is a lack of prepared response.  They live paycheck to paycheck and spend their money as fast as they get it.  I forgot the statistics, but a large percent of Americans are neck deep in debt.  I don't see how other citizens of other industrialized nations, except maybe Japan, would be much different.  They have an unknown situation that they cannot control, and they cannot know how bad it will get or how long it will go.  So they're scared.  And they should be.  This isn't a hurricane, tornado, or even an earthquake.  Those things can be quantified.  Nobody knows about Covid-19.

They bought things they didn't need, with money they didn't have, to impress people they don't even like.  So they can shame people with older cars, smaller houses, non designer clothes, and a lesser lifestyle.  They never even considered how it could be disrupted, and now they are in fear of losing it all.  

Right now, food is still largely available.  Imagine how bad it will get if supply lines collapse. 

The big question is if they'll live their lives differently after this runs it's course.  I mentioned before that over the last few years I've noticed more and more retailers selling emergency food.  Costco, Wal-Mart, and Sam's typically stock 3 or 7 day kits etc.  I wonder if more people will start prepping.

I prepped pretty well, but I still go by the grocery store a couple times a week and get whatever I can.  No need to start on the prep food until I have to.  

Enjoy the show and remember, we would have warned them, if they would have listened. 

 

 

 

   

Things will be even uglier here in Alaska. The state has been deficit spending for several years now. They claim oil needs to be at $60 to break even. Well, it's at $20. I expect production to slump also due the the amount S.A. and Russia are dumping on the market. Also tourism will be way down this summer, if there is any tourism at all. It will be a buyers market soon.  Pickup trucks, wheelers, and snow machines will be dirt cheap.

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27 minutes ago, Walt Longmire said:

Enjoy the show and remember, we would have warned them, if they would have listened. 

Exactly, I told folks I know when it escaped China, "Get the things you need now before it hits here"  Who listened when I said it was on it's way?.... anybody? Nope. I was the "Chicken Little" at the time.

Dave

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35 minutes ago, DrB said:

Exactly, I told folks I know when it escaped China, "Get the things you need now before it hits here"  Who listened when I said it was on it's way?.... anybody? Nope. I was the "Chicken Little" at the time.

Dave

I cashed out of a stock position that was all foreign stocks the first week of Feb. I'm still in the black on those funds. Bought hand sanitizer and some other stuff I don't normally buy. Everyone else was like, "Durp." Then all of a sudden they all needed sanitizer and TP.

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For a slightly related reason I ran the numbers on one of my stocks. Down a bit over 41% February 20 to March 20. Tempts me to buy more of it. I didn’t need to sell it in February to meet living expenses, and I don’t need to sell it now.  

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23 minutes ago, railfancwb said:

For a slightly related reason I ran the numbers on one of my stocks. Down a bit over 41% February 20 to March 20. Tempts me to buy more of it. I didn’t need to sell it in February to meet living expenses, and I don’t need to sell it now.  

I bought a bunch so now I'm anxiously waiting for the comeback.  Exciting isn't it.

But, I do miss work a little.

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18 hours ago, janice6 said:

I bought a bunch so now I'm anxiously waiting for the comeback.  Exciting isn't it.

But, I do miss work a little.

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I've got over 6 months of food here.  Wonder if she may get hungry and needs a place to stay until the virus passes ????

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1 hour ago, willie-pete said:

I've made sure to stock up on TP. You can never tell when you might need it.

 

 

Wisdom comes with age...……..  Sometimes other experiences too.

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19 hours ago, janice6 said:

I bought a bunch so now I'm anxiously waiting for the comeback.  Exciting isn't it.

But, I do miss work a little.

 

Never....ever...did anyone who looks like that...work in the same place as me.

I get stuck with people that look like St. Joe Friday.

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