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utee94

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7028 on: July 17, 2020, 04:03:05 PM »
Heheh, maybe the first time in my life I've ever been categorized as a Left Wing Activist.  I kind of like it!

Wear a mask.  It's not that hard and it's not a hoax.  

I have certainly called for some more rigorous studies on exactly what mask materials/densities/layers etc. work best.  It's difficult for me to fathom that we're 4-6 months into this thing depending on where you live and what date you start counting, and we still don't have some basic published studies on the effectiveness of N95 vs surgical vs 2-sided fabric vs bandanna vs scarf.  Because as I've said many times, if wearing a bandanna or a scarf really doesn't do anything, then we shouldn't be asking citizens to do so, and instead we should be telling them what DOES work and how to get ahold of it, and even providing it to citizens for cheap or free where possible.

As I stated back in March, the problem is that, starting from the first words we heard about this, we were on a timer.  We're using up our goodwill, we're using up our "COVID capital," with the public.  So telling them to do things that aren't actually beneficial, is not only a waste of everyone's time,  but it will also backfire and result in WORSE behavior.  Antagonistic behavior.  Rebellious behavior.

I was saying this back in March, and well, here we are.

Even so, wear a mask.  2-layer cotton, surgical, whatever you can get ahold of. 

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7029 on: July 17, 2020, 04:33:24 PM »
I"m telling all my friends on FB I've been called a left win activist (sort of).  

One poster on Area 51 called me "just to the right of AOC", but that doesn't count.


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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7030 on: July 17, 2020, 04:35:16 PM »
I wasn't calling you guys left-wing activists... I was pointing you out as pro-mask while not being left-wing activists.

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7031 on: July 17, 2020, 04:36:28 PM »
I wasn't calling you guys left-wing activists... I was pointing you out as pro-mask while not being left-wing activists.
We know this. Let us have a little fun.

But, we digress, as we should not be talking anything politics on this thread. UTee has a big hat, and he's got cattle.
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7032 on: July 17, 2020, 04:43:26 PM »
Let's bet a dollar on who they're voting for in November.
You would lose.   Big. 
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7033 on: July 17, 2020, 04:46:01 PM »
We know this. Let us have a little fun.
I find whether I'm being called a left-wing activist or a right-wing reactionary depends who I'm talking to.

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7034 on: July 17, 2020, 04:47:58 PM »
But, we digress, as we should not be talking anything politics on this thread. UTee has a big hat, and he's got cattle.
It wasn't about politics... It was about how to convince someone who said they wouldn't accept info from a left-wing liberal that masks were useful.

I was only trying to point out that even people other than OAM were in favor of masks, and probably because we study the evidence.

And utee is already questionable. Is Austin really even Texas?

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7035 on: July 17, 2020, 04:51:13 PM »
It wasn't about politics... It was about how to convince someone who said they wouldn't accept info from a left-wing liberal that masks were useful.

I was only trying to point out that even people other than OAM were in favor of masks, and probably because we study the evidence.

And utee is already questionable. Is Austin really even Texas?
That's like asking if Madison is even Wisconsin. Heh.
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7036 on: July 17, 2020, 04:52:06 PM »
That's like asking if Madison is even Wisconsin. Heh.
Or if Chicago is even Illinois? I'd venture >90% of the land mass of Illinois doesn't think so.

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7037 on: July 17, 2020, 05:00:59 PM »
Is Atlanta in Georgia?  Yeah, pretty much.  Less than one tenth of the metro area population is in the city limits, which is a bit unusual.  And 60% of the state's population is in the metro area, which is interesting (to me).

There is some expanded version of a metro area that includes Athens.  SMSA or somesuch.

It was almost like summer here today, I saw folks out running and biking in the park around 1 PM, full sun, the car said 94°F.

I was telling the wife about kudzu, there is a patch growing beside part of the beltline trail.  I said if they don't roundup this soon there won't be a trail.

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7038 on: July 17, 2020, 05:18:34 PM »
Not necessarily. It would be an interesting case.

In my experience as employer, I've fought off a lot of unemployment claims made by people who voluntarily left my company, and I won them all.

If there are teachers (entire unions??) who voluntarily choose to not report to work, how is that different?
I was responding to the idea that the school year was cancelled.  :96:
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7039 on: July 17, 2020, 05:29:40 PM »
Or if Chicago is even Illinois? I'd venture >90% of the land mass of Illinois doesn't think so.
It leads to a kinda silly thought exercises. States are deeply arbitrary. Places are many. Even someone in the, I dunno, Cleveland area might not feel allegiance to Cleveland. 

We're both in some ways California, but where you are (OC, I thought?), isn't SD, or LA, or any part of the Bay Area, which in turn ain't Humbolt, Stockton or Truckee. 

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« Reply #7040 on: July 17, 2020, 05:34:16 PM »
And I'm not even a left-wing liberal, for the millionth time.  
I find that my biggest crimes are citing evidence and knowing the difference between equity and equality.  
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #7041 on: July 17, 2020, 05:39:13 PM »
And I'm not even a left-wing liberal, for the millionth time. 
I find that my biggest crimes are citing evidence and knowing the difference between equity and equality. 
And/ sharing positions on most issues with left wing liberals.  
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