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What's the deal with this "coronavirus" people are talking about?

 
 
Rebelofnj
 
  4  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 05:52 am
@JGoldman10,
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I wonder if local restaurants in my hometown are being forced to close early because of the curfew. I'm wondering if restaurants in nearby towns are being forced to close early because they are being subjected to a similar curfew.

In other words, I'm wondering if I can order pizza or Chinese food from any restaurants in my county after 10 PM.


Seriously how do you not read the newspaper? It seems like a bad idea to not pay attention to the global crisis and not knowing what precautions your local and state governments are doing.

I checked what your state and its governor are doing. Here is what is happening:

Quote:
The governor announced that all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and casinos will close starting at 8 p.m. Monday

Essential businesses like supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations will be able to stay open after 8 p.m., though all non-essential businesses must close.

The crowd capacity is also limited to 50 people at social and recreational gatherings starting Monday night, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Restaurants will be able to offer take-out and delivery, and [the governor] says establishments will be provided a waiver for carry-out alcohol.


Similar measures are being taken by other states as well.

So, no. You cannot order pizza or Chinese food from any restaurants in your county after 10 PM.
Setanta
 
  1  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 08:19 am
@Rebelofnj,
That guy's jerking your chain. Don't answer this crap, let him rot.
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JGoldman10
 
  -2  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 01:09 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I stopped reading newspapers a long time ago. I used to get papers from a vending machine that was stationed by the curb in front of one of my neighbors' houses not too far from where I lived but that machine was removed. I also used to buy papers from my local supermarket. My family and I used to get the newspapers delivered to us everyday but that became problematic because the delivery person didn't always deliver the papers everyday like he was supposed to. We cut back and just had the Sunday paper delivered but that became too costly so we dropped the subscription.

I was only mainly interested in the Sunday paper anyway because of the classified section.

If I want to look up something from any newspapers I can just access pages from the newspapers that are archived on my local newspaper's website. And/or use the newspapers at my local library.

Thank you for your input.
JGoldman10
 
  -1  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 01:15 pm
@Rebelofnj,
So restaurants are considered non-essential? What are people supposed to do if they can't get to local supermarkets before they close for whatever reason and they need food? The nearest one in my hometown isn't open 24/7 anymore. It went from being open 24/7 to closing at 1 AM to closing at 12 AM.
JGoldman10
 
  -1  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 01:32 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

So restaurants are considered non-essential? What are people supposed to do if they can't get to local supermarkets and/or any stores that sell food before they close for whatever reason and they need food?


-FIXED.
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Sturgis
 
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Thu 19 Mar, 2020 02:29 pm
@JGoldman10,
Restrictions are being implemented in order to limit the amount of time people are outdoors or inside a store. This has been seen as a necessary step to help in eradicating the Covid-19. Sure, it's difficult; but, your option other this, could lead to your demise. (or at least several days, even weeks inside a medical facility)
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Sturgis
 
  4  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 02:31 pm
@JGoldman10,
You can find many newspapers online and free.

...and yes, they can be accessed from your smartphone.
Sturgis
 
  2  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 02:37 pm
@Rebelofnj,
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you listen to Howard Stern?


I suppose it's the latest pastime of all good bible thumping Christians...
...maybe his prophet pastor prayed for the congregation to do this...
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izzythepush
 
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Thu 19 Mar, 2020 03:06 pm
@JGoldman10,
Everyone has to deal with this. You're reasonably fit and healthy so stop whinging. Spare a thought for those less fortunate.

I'm pretty sure Jesus didn't spend The Sermon on the Mount castigating the lousy restaurants Jerusalem.
JGoldman10
 
  -1  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 03:27 pm
@Sturgis,
I know I can access newspapers online. I said that already.
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JGoldman10
 
  0  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 03:28 pm
@izzythepush,
I'm fat, I need to lose weight and I need physical therapy. I need to exercise more. I need to go back to my physician and dentist. I need to consult some kind of health specialist to make sure I'm eating properly.
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JGoldman10
 
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Thu 19 Mar, 2020 03:55 pm
@Rebelofnj,
No I don't listen to Stern. I listened to an audio clip from his radio show on YouTube in which he played part of that Wu-Tang Clan song parody I was talking about.

I don't listen to his show. I remember watching part of that trashy late-night talk show he had back in the '90s.

Richard Bey had a talk show that was like the daytime equivalent of that in the '90s.
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JGoldman10
 
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Thu 19 Mar, 2020 04:06 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:


Even "Weird Al" Yankovic, a musical parodist/satirist known for his occasional dark humor declined to make any songs about the Wuhan Flu. He said so on social media when fans asked him about doing that. Even Yankovic recognizes the seriousness of the disease. He has enough sense to not do something crazy enough to hurt his image. Years ago he came out with a song called "Christmas At Ground Zero", which some people think predicted 9/11, which is absurd.

That song came out at a time in which there were no epidemics and pandemics or any other kind of world-changing and/or earth-shattering events going on. The song was dark but it wasn't meant to be taken seriously.

I'm willing to bet if George Carlin was still around he'd be making a ton of jokes doing stand-up about Covid-19, and/or at least making . comedic audio recordings about it. He might even write comedic books about it. That sounds like something he would do. He'd probably be crazy enough to do it. I know he didn't care too much about political correctness. Who knows - there were times when Carlin was serious about certain issues.



-FIXED.

Carlin did say in at least one of his stand-up comedy specials that he likes bad news.

He was probably just joking.

However, in this PC-conscious era we are living in I don't know if Carlin would actually get away with doing anything comedy-related about Covid-19 or not. He might not have wanted to land himself in the same kind of trouble comedianne Kathy Griffin got herself into when she posted a pic of herself holding the severed, bloodied head of a Trump effigy on social media.
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JGoldman10
 
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Thu 19 Mar, 2020 04:08 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I told you there are a handful of songs that were made about the virus. There's videos for them on YouTube. Probably on other video-sharing sites too (Dailymotion, Metacafe, etc.).
Rebelofnj
 
  4  
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 04:28 pm
@JGoldman10,
I'm pretty sure most of them are just parodies of more popular songs or just terrible on their own.

I'm guessing all of those virus songs are done by small indie artists that most people have never heard of.

I don't know why you thought there would already be references of the virus in shows and films. Those were filmed months ago, at a time when the virus didn't even have a name.
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JGoldman10
 
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Thu 19 Mar, 2020 09:02 pm
I can't decide which is more maddening - the no-plastic-shopping-bags-for-customers policy imposed upon local stores in NYC, especially where I live, or the Covid-19 scare.

My local library is closed without notice so I can't even get any work done and take care of any business there. I was hoping I would get some word processing done at least. I hope the other library I go to one town over is still open. I hope my local employment center is still open. I hope my old art school is still open.
jespah
 
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Fri 20 Mar, 2020 04:09 am
@JGoldman10,
Oh FFS, you're comparing having to carry your own bags to people dying?

If you're incapable of seeing the difference, then I hope you get some treatment for a chronic lack of empathy.
Rebelofnj
 
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Fri 20 Mar, 2020 05:30 am
@jespah,
"Sure, thousands are dead, thousands more are sick, the economy is tanking, and there are food shortages everywhere, but I have to bring my own tote bags to the store. Think about my struggle!"

Seriously, there is a lack of concern and empathy in many of JG's responses.
izzythepush
 
  3  
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 06:37 am
@Rebelofnj,
Rebelofnj wrote:


Seriously, there is a lack of concern and empathy in many of JG's responses.


The best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
WB Yeats
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JGoldman10
 
  -1  
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 01:25 pm
Mr. Goldman is not a monster. I and other Christians, including my friends and family, are praying for people, and praying that the virus is isolated and contained, and that the Lord will lead and guide the world's scientists and medical experts as to what to do.

My mother has been busy witnessing to people about Christ while she is away at both a local hospital and a nearby rehab center. Many people she told me have gotten Saved.
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