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#12000 9 months ago
Quoted from SadSack:

I'm back from vacation. Found another great Corona meme while I was gone.

Looks like she’s been celebrating her freedom to eat ice cream.

#12001 9 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

You do realize that we are kind of joking don’t you? You shouldn’t take this stuff so serious. Its good to laugh. I mean i really don't want a tranny reading bedtime stories to kids but its kind of funny in a way at the same time. I mean its really not funny at all but........nevermid lol. Im so dammed confused that i dont even know what the hell that I'm even saying.

"I hate the fact I'm prejudiced?"

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#12002 9 months ago

I’ll just leave this here on the off chance we, you know, need it for something:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bill-gates-vaccinations-depopulation/

#12003 9 months ago
Quoted from SadSack:

I'm back from vacation. Found another great Corona meme while I was gone.[quoted image]

And I was just easing up the grip on my crank.

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#12004 9 months ago

I found a meme too. Here’s a pic of a nurse silently standing in the street to protest the idiots who are congregating on the lawn of the capitol in Colorado.

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#12005 9 months ago

Maybe they're all getting together to help each other spell check their Facebook posts. At least that's what I'm hoping.

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#12006 9 months ago
Quoted from twoplays25c:

And here in Pennsylvania, off we go....
today's noontime rally at The Capitol to lift restrictions.
Mask use estimated at 'maybe 50%.'[quoted image][quoted image]

Well, you cant fix stupid...and apparently you cant quarantine it either

#12007 9 months ago
Quoted from twoplays25c:

And here in Pennsylvania, off we go....
today's noontime rally at The Capitol to lift restrictions.
Mask use estimated at 'maybe 50%.'

I'd worry more about the distance to each other than the lack of masks. That's probably because in the Netherlands we're being told that distancing and washing hands is most important and that wearing masks for 'normal people in normal circumstances' can cause damage for a lot of people use them wrongly and it makes them feel safer so they tend to be a little less carefull. I'm not sure if that is true: I read there are studies that support both 'pro wearing masks' and 'against wearing them'. I don't know the numbers though, if the majority agrees or not.
I do think that here we'll see masks advised or obliged, apart from the current use in hospitals and such, for certain professions (like for hairdressers).

#12008 9 months ago
Quoted from sven:

I'd worry more about the distance to each other than the lack of masks. That's probably because in the Netherlands we're being told that distancing and washing hands is most important and that wearing masks for 'normal people in normal circumstances' can cause damage for a lot of people use them wrongly and it makes them feel safer so they tend to be a little less carefull. I'm not sure if that is true: I read there are studies that support both 'pro wearing masks' and 'against wearing them'. I don't know the numbers though, if the majority agrees or not.
I do think that here we'll see masks advised or obliged, apart from the current use in hospitals and such, for certain professions (like for hairdressers).

As of 8PM Sunday, unless you have a medical condition or are <2, masks are mandatory til further notice at the open 'essential business' stores. Applies to both businesses and individuals. And you can be refused entry. If you make it ugly, they can call police and have you removed.

Meantime here are the 'Open Now' protestors at the state Capitol.

(State) Sen. Republican Doug Mastriano asked the crowd, “do you feel your rights are being trampled on?”
The crowd shouted “yes!”
"It’s time to rise up," he said.

Interestingly, the Legislature is out of session. So they've gathered to scream, honk horns, and endanger themselves and others, in front of an empty building.

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#12009 9 months ago
Quoted from twoplays25c:

Interestingly, the Legislature is out of session. So they've gathered to scream and honk horns at an empty building.

That's almost funny if the gathering like that wasn't so sad.

PS: Screaming is worse for spreading than just talking, so I've read. Better honk them horns .

#12010 9 months ago
Quoted from twoplays25c:

Interestingly, the Legislature is out of session. So they've gathered to scream, honk horns, and endanger themselves and others, in front of an empty building.

nobody home, cross won't burn...

#12011 9 months ago
Quoted from twoplays25c:

As of 8PM Sunday, unless you have a medical condition or are >2, masks are mandatory til further notice at the open 'essential business' stores.
For both businesses and individuals. And you can be refused entry. If you make it ugly, they can call police and have you removed.
Meantime here are the 'Open Now' protestors at the state Capitol.
(State) Sen. Republican Doug Mastriano asked the crowd, “do you feel your rights are being trampled on?”
The crowd shouted “yes!”
"It’s time to rise up," he said.
Interestingly, the Legislature is out of session. So they've gathered to scream and honk horns at an empty building.
[quoted image]

If these fakers really wanted to work, there are plenty of jobs out there for them. Amazon, grocery stores, pet stores, warehouses, and more in PA all have immediate openings and fall under essential jobs.

https://www.indeed.com/l-Pennsylvania-jobs.html

#12012 9 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

nobody home, cross won't burn...

Klookies, lol.

#12013 9 months ago

Some video from the PA rally in Harrisburg earlier today.
Draw your own conclusions.

https://www.facebook.com/Newstalk1037fm/videos/546176959235574/

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#12014 9 months ago
Quoted from twoplays25c:

(State) Sen. Republican Doug Mastriano asked the crowd, “do you feel your rights are being trampled on?”
The crowd shouted “yes!”
"It’s time to rise up," he said.

"We're gonna rise up against the very people we voted for! All those people from our own neighborhoods and districts! They did this to us!"

Rise up and do what, exactly? Flush our representative democracy down the toilet?

I wonder... back in the day did people suggest WWII was a hoax? Hitler was fake? War bonds were a conspiracy by Henry Ford to... uh... raise money for... uh... building a tunnel to... smuggle hamburgers to Russia?

SNARK ASIDE, our creaky old government system and way we do business is really showing the cracks right now. A lot of people aren't getting the help they need, and they might not have anything to do but yell for "how it used to be" because they were barely making ends meet as it was.

We need to take a good, long look at where the money has gone and hold our entire system accountable. Patch the cracks, upgrade to Democracy 2.0, and reduce the power of the two-party system.

Particularly that last part. A brittle system doesn't flex... and boy does it need to right now.

#12015 9 months ago

Did somebody say FLEX?

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#12017 9 months ago
Quoted from twoplays25c:

And here in Pennsylvania, off we go....
today's noontime rally at The Capitol to lift restrictions.
Mask use estimated at 'maybe 50%.'[quoted image][quoted image]

Why? Why are any of them wearing masks? They should really be proving their point by not wearing them at all. Show us libtards there is nothing to worry about. Otherwise they are wasting their breath.

PS: Yes, I used the word libtard to describe myself, because I'm in the center. But apparently I can still be mystified by these idiots, which seems to be the current definition of libtard.

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#12018 9 months ago

I'd be completely fine if those dullards were only putting themselves in danger. The problem is that they're going to end up infecting or killing those that are doing their best to avoid this.

#12019 9 months ago

Well I thought for sure there would be tons of fire sales through this pandemic. Doesn't seem to be the case. Everyone is either holding or selling for high prices. I guess covid has zero effect on the pinball market? Carry on Pinheads. And stay well...

#12020 9 months ago
Quoted from RTR:

If these fakers really wanted to work, there are plenty of jobs out there for them. Amazon, grocery stores, pet stores, warehouses, and more in PA all have immediate openings and fall under essential jobs.
https://www.indeed.com/l-Pennsylvania-jobs.html

Not for someone who is self employed and runs their own business.

Did you guys see the price of oil today? Some of you still aren't grasping the levity this has on our overall economy

#12021 9 months ago
Quoted from sven:

I'd worry more about the distance to each other than the lack of masks. That's probably because in the Netherlands we're being told that distancing and washing hands is most important and that wearing masks for 'normal people in normal circumstances' can cause damage for a lot of people use them wrongly and it makes them feel safer so they tend to be a little less carefull. I'm not sure if that is true: I read there are studies that support both 'pro wearing masks' and 'against wearing them'. I don't know the numbers though, if the majority agrees or not.
I do think that here we'll see masks advised or obliged, apart from the current use in hospitals and such, for certain professions (like for hairdressers).

We here in the UK are getting similar advice. Trouble is, such masks are nigh impossible to source!

#12022 9 months ago

Oil now 6 cents a Barrel in USA.

#12023 9 months ago

Delete

#12024 9 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Drag queens and trans people are people.
Their “agenda” is the same as yours... keeping the fridge full of food, lawn mowed, taxes paid, etc, etc.
Kids know what they are. Does every kid who reads a Superman comic jump off a building? It’s OK if they see the world as it is... geez.
Heck, some of them might be trans or drag queens and seeing others can help them figure out why they are different.
Stop trying to erase people or frame their mere existence as an affront to your own.
Some people are different. Deal with it.

Well said. You are what you are, and if you aren't hurting anybody, so what? Lifes too short as it is, just get along with your neIghbour and you'll do ok.

#12025 9 months ago
Quoted from Classicpinballs:

We here in the UK are getting similar advice. Trouble is, such masks are nigh impossible to source!

Slap a bandanna on yer face.
nobody cares if the mask actually works. Like with all things Anglo/American policy-wise, It just has to make people FEEL safer.

#12026 9 months ago
Quoted from toddsolus:

Slap a bandanna on yer face.
nobody cares if the mask actually works. Like with all things Anglo/American policy-wise, It just has to make people FEEL safer.

Much like that 'ol "Just put duct tape and plastic sheeting on all your windows."
Same idea.

#12027 9 months ago

I got this one....don't know how effective it is ,but looks like facemasks are the new fashion accessory...

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#12028 9 months ago

Looks like the bottom just dropped out of the oil market.

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#12029 9 months ago

Strange how these "re-open the economy" protests look a lot like tiny, proxy MAGA rallies.

Rally guy: I'm just here to show my support for re-opening our economy! [with my AR-15 and tactical gear]

Prez: We need to open the economy quickly, people die at home too. [tweets "LIBERATE VIRGINIA", they're gonna take your guns!]

#12030 9 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Oil now 6 cents a Barrel in USA.

That was four minutes ago...……….now it's:

West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery sank to just one cent per barrel, its lowest level on record.

#12031 9 months ago

Oil is now in minus figures . Simply unheard of!

#12032 9 months ago

oilprice.com just crashed. Other price sites also not loading.

#12033 9 months ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

oilprice.com just crashed. Other price sites also not loading.

Time to load your AR-15's children...……….

Just kidding

Don't look at that bright flash in the sky though

#12034 8 months ago
Quoted from Slogan1111:

Well I thought for sure there would be tons of fire sales through this pandemic. Doesn't seem to be the case. Everyone is either holding or selling for high prices. I guess covid has zero effect on the pinball market? Carry on Pinheads. And stay well...

The effect right now seems to be what happened during the last recession - no fire sales, people are just hanging on to their stuff or putting on market for ridiculous prices.

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#12035 8 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

"We're gonna rise up against the very people we voted for! All those people from our own neighborhoods and districts! They did this to us!"
Rise up and do what, exactly? Flush our representative democracy down the toilet?
I wonder... back in the day did people suggest WWII was a hoax? Hitler was fake? War bonds were a conspiracy by Henry Ford to... uh... raise money for... uh... building a tunnel to... smuggle hamburgers to Russia?
SNARK ASIDE, our creaky old government system and way we do business is really showing the cracks right now. A lot of people aren't getting the help they need, and they might not have anything to do but yell for "how it used to be" because they were barely making ends meet as it was.
We need to take a good, long look at where the money has gone and hold our entire system accountable. Patch the cracks, upgrade to Democracy 2.0, and reduce the power of the two-party system.
Particularly that last part. A brittle system doesn't flex... and boy does it need to right now.

Couldn't agree more.

American Democracy has been exposed as a lumbering, painfully slow beast that is paralyzed by crisis. I can't believe how ill-suited we are to deal quickly and decisively with an emergency. ANY emergency.

We are in rough shape folks. I don't care which "side" you are on. Anything other than “business as usual”....good luck.

#12036 8 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

The effect right now seems to be what happened during the last recession - no fire sales, people are just hanging on to their stuff or putting on market for ridiculous prices.

Noooo, now I won't get an opportunity to trade ammo, n95 masks, and toilet paper for a monster bash remake.

#12037 8 months ago

Nice job Larry

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#12038 8 months ago

Everyone’s chains resting lightly today?

#12039 8 months ago
Quoted from swampfire:

Everyone’s chains resting lightly today?

#12040 8 months ago
Quoted from SadSack:

I'm back from vacation. Found another great Corona meme while I was gone.[quoted image]

That’s not a meme and she’s a fucking idiot.

#12041 8 months ago

Oil closed at -$37 a barrel. Can the feds continue to bail out the stock market?

The third world is headed to famine I am afraid.

#12042 8 months ago

West Texas is trading for nothing because there's no place to put it. Brent and other crudes are still somewhat normal, as storage overseas isn't in quite as dire a situation.

#12043 8 months ago
Quoted from dsmoke1986:

Not for someone who is self employed and runs their own business.
Did you guys see the price of oil today? Some of you still aren't grasping the levity this has on our overall economy

So the economy is more important than lives to you?

#12044 8 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Oil closed at -$37 a barrel. Can the feds continue to bail out the stock market?
The third world is headed to famine I am afraid.

The Oil Industry put their faith in plastics production to make up for less gasoline being used.
Every time a Municipality tries to ban a plastic like straws or cups these guys show up to protest,
lobby to reverse it and conduct expensive campaigns to keep plastics in use.
I drive gas hogs but have little sympathy for big oil, we need to do away with as many plastics as possible.

#12045 8 months ago
Quoted from metallik:

West Texas is trading for nothing because there's no place to put it. Brent and other crudes are still somewhat normal, as storage overseas isn't in quite as dire a situation.

Right. Also the June contract is still over $20. That's the real price of oil.

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#12046 8 months ago

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#12047 8 months ago

Just an update:

Quoted from gweempose:

Thanks! You hit the nail on the head. The COVID thread was so active that it was becoming nearly impossible for the mod team to keep up with it. And because of the nature of the thread, people were constantly violating the posting rules. You can't even imagine how many abuse reports and emails we've been getting. It's like ten times what we normally have to deal with.
Robin is currently working on some changes that will make it easier for the mods to police the thread. When he is done coding these changes, the thread will be reopened. In the meantime, I am closing this thread and ask all of you to refrain from opening additional COVID threads. We appreciate your patience, and apologize for any confusion this whole situation has caused.

We realize many of you want to discuss this unprecedented event, and we have been working really hard trying to keep things running as smoothly as possible while also trying to avoid having covid discussions take over other threads on the forums.

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