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I will never pass up an opportunity to bitch about how my generation keeps getting screwed.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/ar...nto-socialists
You kids today with your rock and roll music and your jive talk! Talking about how you "dig" this and "dig" that... why don't you get a shovel and do some real digging like in my day?

You think us old folks are squares, don't ya? A real termite, strictly out of the wood?
Why when I was a boy I was a real hep cat! The bees knees! The cat's pajamas!

I gotta 23 skiddoo now, but kiss ya later, I'm eatin' a potater!



⬆️ Jiminy Cricket, we got ourselves a live one here!
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⬆️ Warm is putting it mildly. My outside thermometer registers 100 degrees again today.



It's just stunningly absurd how many Americans don't believe that this thing is even happening. If you talk to anyone while you are out and about, there is an incredibly high chance that you can meet one these people. Don't believe me? Go ahead, ask them.
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It's summer in the U.S. and the temperature has gotten warm. Has Covid disappeared? I don't think so.
The countries with the highest mortality rates in proportion to the population are Ecuador and Peru which are tropical countries without season, The hardest-hit parts of Ecuador, in particular, are very hot, the same applies to the heaviest hit areas of Brazil. This virus is not like the flu.



The countries with the highest mortality rates in proportion to the population are Ecuador and Peru which are tropical countries without season, The hardest-hit parts of Ecuador, in particular, are very hot, the same applies to the heaviest hit areas of Brazil. This virus is not like the flu.
I agree with you Guap. It's not the flu, it's much more serious.



I’m surprised there haven’t been more COVID covers:

“It’s getting hot in here
But don’t take off your mask
I am getting too hot
But I’m going to keep my mask on”



I’m surprised there haven’t been more COVID covers
I could see Dylan singing this or one of the numerous sad female singers that currently abound.

“To mask, or not to mask, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous COVID-19,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to: 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd.”

Cheerful, eh?



It's summer in the U.S. and the temperature has gotten warm. Has Covid disappeared? I don't think so.
I'm maintaining my theory (and it's just a theory mind you, I'm not an official scientist, doctor or immunologist) that very few people contract Covid19 outdoors.

The heat drives people indoors to seek shade and / or air conditioning. Indoors has all those touchable surfaces that are not subject to the elements of the outdoors and, unless cleaned almost constantly, can retain virus molecules.

Air-conditioned air is hardly the cleanest as it's usually just re-circulated. The heat also drives people indoors often WITH OTHERS - the main way Covid is believed to be spread: proximity indoors with others.

I believe this is the reason we are still seeing spikes in some areas during heat waves.

Outdoors you've got UV rays anywhere that's not in shade (which kills the virus).
You've got heat which MIGHT kill the virus (probably a little slower than heat combined with UV rays).
You've got open air currents which can disperse and dilute the virus (theoretically, in as little as a few inches, and some scientists say you need to inhale or ingest the virus molecules in a certain concentration to contract it).
You've got rain.
You've got the constant processes of precipitation, condensation and evaporation which cleans outdoor surfaces of contaminants at a relatively constant rate.

While there are many germs that live outdoors, contagious viruses without a host don't last or remain long on surfaces exposed to the elements. Outdoors may be the place with the most dirt, but it's probably one of the cleanest places to be in regards to contracting a contagious illness.

Now, all of that probably means zilch if you are outdoors and swapping spit with someone infected, coughing or sneezing DIRECTLY on their face or in their mouth, sharing the same drinking bottles or exchanging bodily fluids.



Just getting into the spirit of things
One in, one out on the green list. French Polynesia makes a very welcome return after a little over a month but sadly Grenada have declared a new case this morning which sees them have to (hopefully only temporarily) depart

Green list:
French Polynesia - 62 cases, all recovered
Macao - 46 cases, all recovered
Timor-Leste - 24 cases, all recovered
New Caledonia - 22 cases, all recovered
Dominica - 18 cases, all recovered
Falkland Islands - 13 cases, all recovered
Vatican City - 12 cases, all recovered
Anguilla - 3 cases, all recovered

Grey list:
San Marino (699 cases, 42 deaths)
Isle Of Man (336 cases, 24 deaths)
Cayman Islands (203 cases, 1 death)
Brunei (141 cases, 3 deaths)
British Virgin Islands (8 cases, 1 death)
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COVID bill looking DOA.

Gotta love incompetence.
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Yeah I guess... I mean, it was pretty brave of him to attend that rally with his family during a global pandemic. No masks. No social distancing. Nuthin. But yeah...sure, I guess? I don't know man. It feels a little troll-ish and I guess it worked, cuz here I come from out under my bridge. I don't wish the guy was dead but I'm having a really hard time feeling bad for him. Its probably because I'm soulless and emotionally unavailable but I have high self esteem. So it balances out in the end.



Eh. Reality is complicated. He was very foolish (he was 74, so he was at very high risk) and died as a result, and I think we can note that without being glad he's dead, and thus retain a clear conscience.
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Based on what I read on Politco today about the state of affairs in the halls of Congress. It’s more dangerous to be there than it was at that rally. But I agree. It is complicated. RIP