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  1. If I remember correctly, they mentioned that the conditions for the beaches to stay open were people would have to follow social distancing guidelines. Suffice to say that didn't happen. Big surprise.
  2. Sounds right. The first 3 points have been things I've been told by people who don't agree with all the shutdowns and mandates in my home state. You can bring up all the relevant facts, but if you call them wrong "you're a naive fool" or "can't read between the lines". The backlash is always vague about why you are wrong and they never actually have anything backing them up Pseudo scientists aren't helping things out either putting out information under the guise of 'science.' A chiropractor that I'm just now leaving and never going back to had this up in his lobby about why you shouldn't wear masks. Several points don't make sense and googling the source shows it's not credible. Apologies that it's a bit fuzzy.
  3. I had a customer last week where gently I offered a mask because of the mandate who point blank refused. Said he didn't feel he needed one. I ended up saying that we were required by law to give him one if he didn't have a mask on. That seemed to get the idea across to him. Thankfully my workplace hasn't had any scenes with stubborn customers. The grocery store next to us hasn't been so lucky. For myself, I'm still trying to get use to remembering to check customers have facemasks. Especially when I'm not focused on it at the moment. It's second nature to look at a face with a nose and mouth visible that I go into auto pilot. Need to work on that. @Astreya Another thing that goes into that sort of thing is the memory white blood cells who can reproduce those anti bodies. We'd have to see if there's a limit on that as well.
  4. @Lagie Living in one of those hotspot countries, I can't help but feel some partial responsibility for the spikes you guys are having. Hope things don't escalate anymore. @Cup0fDOOM You guys are doing so much and it's rediculous the stress you guys are being put under with not having proper protection and taking care of so many patients. All I can say is hang in there and stay healthy! Definitely try to keep yourself safe as much as you can. @Astreya I've been pretty suspicious about whether Trump had really been meeting with Fauci at all in the last couple months. It says a lot when the doctor Trump put in charge of the task force can't even give a full update to the guy.
  5. I'm going through and breeding a lot of stuff from finished lineage projects. Enjoy! 5th gen Deepsea x Blusang Lyric lineages: 4th gen Brimstone x Turpentine checker 5th gen Summer/Canopy x Gold Tinsel with tombstone base 5th gen Almerald x Imperial Fleshcrown checker 5th gen Teimarr x Turpentine checker 5th gen Gold Lunar Herald x Spirit Ward checker 5th gen Antarean x Spirit Ward checker 5th gen King Fleshcrown x Antarean/Candelabra
  6. Cuuuuuuute! 😍 I've seen where people have attached jump rings and keychain rings to little amigurumis to turn them into, well, keychains. edit: Oops, didn't realize I wasn't looking at the most recent page in here. Your jellyfish is really beautiful too.
  7. I don't know the context for this, but I am 100% onboard with it. 🤣
  8. I'm from a long line of... Farmers. From Germany. There's not really any notable figures I am aware of in my ancestry. It's possible there are some in offshoot branches of cousins. Still, there are interesting stories though. A year or so ago I learned about an ancestor who was a serf in 'ye olde feudal system. One day a nobleman's carriage got out of control and the guy saved him. Was rewarded with land and based off my geneology research, possibly one of the nobleman's daughters. (There's a Kathrine von/vom Hapstat which for a German surname I believe denotes some aristocracy or nobility. Because the "from" part of the name changes for a few generations it's really difficult to find anything on her.) I have trouble Google searching anything concrete to back up what I've heard about this branch because the last name of that family line is really unusual and spellings have changed around. If anyone has suggestions on better resources or research methods, I'd appreciate it. Another, much more recent ancestor of mine left Bavaria back when there were multiple German countries and wars in the 1850s to come to the US. The sources I read pretty much stated he didn't want to follow into a military life like his father. However, when 1860s with it's civil war rolled around, he got drafted without a choice. He even tried getting out of the situation by trying to get a doctor's note for gout.
  9. @AngelsSin Can't quote you since I'm on my phone, but that is pretty accurate to the biggest concern most people have which is for the adults in schools. And the fact teachers have to worry about spread not only happening to themselves, but to their families as well echoes the issues healthcare workers have been dealing with. Our education system sucks with a one-size fits all teaching method and this whole covid19 pandemic has torn that apart. CNN CNBC did a report recently on issues international college kids are facing in the US. Pretty much that if they take online classes only, their visas get revoked. Which brings up the important question, WHERE ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO GO? Travel to and from the country is banned for the most part.
  10. What a time to live in the land of the free. It's a dark image, but living in the US right now kind of feels that way. I'm kicking myself for never trying to move abroad before all this went down.
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  12. Uh... I'm sorry...? Like how can me showing concern for someone be "misguided". That's probably not what they meant, but it kind of came out that way. Well, inserting sarcasm into her argument doesn't exactly mean she's being totally logic driven in her writing. Seriously, I don't think she realized how tunnel vision she got. It seemed defensive like fight-or-flight. When I get that way it normally ends up pretty badly for myself and I withdraw horribly. Little miffed that nothing I said seemed to satisfy her and it took someone else to get some compromise. I digress though, the last thing I need to do is get off topic with another's mental health. *slaps self* Alright, time to move to something else. Nothing's going to come of me sitting here typing.
  13. You wrote 11 paragraphs in one post just to dig your heels into your stance, so yeah. 'Course I'd be concerned that you're getting stressed. @olympe But when it comes to lives/socializing/education, all those things intersect each other and are interconnected. Kids watch educational shows about how to be kind and make friends. They need friends to be mentally happy and healthy. Life decisions are made from learning about the world. Personally I can't grasp putting a hard line dividing them. And I apologize if it came off as if I was promoting recklessness. You can't protect children from everything was more was what I was getting at. At some point you are over protective (everyone draws that line in different places to be fair).
  14. NOBODY IS SAYING THAT! Look this is an issue with a lot of different angles. Everyone here understands that your viewpoint is motivated because you care about other people which is admirable. That's the motivation for everyone else too. Everyone is seeing the different ways covid19 is negatively impacting and affecting kids and are concerned. Take a deep breathe because I am genuinely worried you need to take a moment for your wellbeing.
  15. 1. Yeah, my point was your hypocrisy of pointing at everyone else, saying nobody has a solution when you give off the attitude it's impossible. Like, seriously. 2. Coming from a medical family, I am flummoxed how you don't see the long term value in education. 3. Stop using "apples to oranges" You are using it wrong. It's used when you are comparing two DRASTICALLY different things. 4. You can't keep kids in a bubble. That's not possible, sane or logical. They have to take risks in life.
  16. @AngelsSin For me it's not a matter of 'X' is important and 'Y' isn't. Health, safety, education, socialization, mental and emotional well-being is all important in this issue. Just because you don't see the value in one of those things doesn't mean others don't need it. It's important that we find ways to balance all those through adapting to the situation. If you outright say it can't be done or don't try to come up with things too, you're not being constructive either in this.
  17. 6th gen even lyric lineage 5th gen even Thuwed
  18. @AngelsSin I get where you are coming from. Lives are really important and irreplaceable. However, I think the lack of being able to attend school is hitting kids from poorer families worse than anything. I've talked to a local teacher from the city schools and hearing her talk about her students falling behind breaks my heart. These are kids from families with multiple kids and only one computer to share between them all for online classes. They just don't have the resources to learn at home. Covid19's putting kids from low income families in an even greater disadvantage long term. They're the ones who need a solid education the most for a good future. I agree we can't bring kids back to school like how it use to be, however online only isn't going to cut it. I really wish the U.S. would pay attention to what some other more successful countries are doing in their education systems to combat the pandemic.
  19. Nightline just put out a video about the how meat packing issues in the US are affecting farmers and workers here. I hate to say it, but from what I've heard from word of mouth, the anonymous meatplant worker they talked to sounds about right with how plants were handling things back in April.
  20. Yeah, that's a good thing. That fact pretty much hammers in more that the guy was being a jerk. From what I've heard some mayors in the US are starting to mandate them with all the recent spiking. If it gets bad in my location too, that may end up being law here too.
  21. This reminds me I had an awkward situation at work the other day. The store I work at recommends masks, but doesn't require them for customers. As I was helping a maskless gentleman at work, another customer was giving him strange looks and I didn't really understand until the latter finally came up in line. Once he came up he started complaining about the guy's lack of a mask and how HE was the one getting glared at, "he was glaring at me, so I glared right back". I didn't argue much, but half heartedly mentioned we didn't require it at the store and parroted that some consider doing so illegal (I don't actually believe that, but didn't think before opening my mouth), which didn't do much in the conversation. It was one of those uncomfortable situations because I think part of it was in his head as the other guy seemed more confused and weirded out than anything. Personally, unless a situation calls for it I avoid bringing up when customers don't have a mask on unless they make a comment like, "Oh, sorry for forgetting it!" Mainly because I don't want to hear the spiels of people like the guy you encountered at the grocery store.
  22. Picked up a 4th gen Creation Avatar x Water checker a few days ago. It's a really pretty combo and I couldn't resist keeping it. Thanks @Astreya
  23. Even as someone living in the US, I really agree other countries shouldn't be so open with our citizens coming in. We don't have things fully in control and even some of the states that were doing incredibly well back in May are struggling again. @AngelsSin Really glad to hear that you are feeling much better!
  24. That Trump quote makes me wonder if the guy would be willing to stop getting tested on a daily basis himself. Heck, so many of our testing kits have been used on him and all the other politicians. A part of me would love to see him catch it and eat his own words.
  25. I think Google ads has noticed the shift in topic. Got this just now reading the thread.