Skip to comments.Not sure I fit in here anymore ...
Posted on 03/16/2020 8:43:03 AM PDT by GulfMan
Before you look up my account and call me a noob I have been here since Clinton was President, just under a different user name. I haven't posted in a week or so, I've just been reading and lurking. It has really been an awakening recently to say the least.
I am surprised and maybe even a little shocked by my fellow Freepers. I really kind of thought we were all kind-of like minded (ya, I know, conservatives).
We have the "FluBro's" who are in total denial of what is happening world-wide. It reminds me of the other party and their inability to see and or face the truth and I am just so surprised by that. They are the exact kind of people Italy is warning us about in a new article today. In the fact, the entire nation of Italy scoffed and laughed it off, now they warning us not be like them. I think there are too many in this country like that however, I just spoke to a real estate person in Gulf Shores who said the place was booming, as grandparents/parents were taking their kids down for vacations since school was cancelled. Not a clue.
We have the folks supporting the guys from Tennessee who drove around the country and bought up all of the supplies that people would want to protect themselves from the virus only to list those products on Amazon at outrageous prices were completely justified in the name of free enterprise. Imagine being the type of person that sees a crisis and their plan is to exploit people for money during those times, and then to have other people support them?
We have those who say they will refuse to quarantine and won't be told what to do and want all kinds of places to remain open. It's like cantankerous old coots who are stuck in their ways and feel their freedom trumps everyone and everything around them, they owe their brother nothing. I'm embarrassed in part to be in the same boat as many on this forum. The constant arguing between those that know this is a serious situation and the FluBro's is tiresome.
That said, this is the best site for following the Coronavirus outbreak as people are local everywhere and sharing local news we wouldn't get anywhere else. I will continue to lurk for sure.
I hope everyone stays safe and pray this passes quickly, that as few as possible die, and the economy rebounds strongly, and we get back to living the American dream.
Say hi to Pukin’ Dog.
> That said, this is the best site for following the Coronavirus outbreak as people are local everywhere and sharing local news we wouldn’t get anywhere else. I will continue to lurk for sure.
Answered your own question!
Reality has been thrown in a wood chipper.
Making jokes is how people often deal with crises. It doesn’t mean they aren’t treating it seriously.
See ya’ tomorrow.
All still good people to be here and not somewhere else. Like all Americans, free spirits not of one mind.
If you find a site where everyone agrees with everyone on every subject please let us all know.
People have a different opinion than you do. That’s so very difficult to deal with.
Yeah, I guess it would be better if everyone thought just like you, with no differences of opinion or discussion of alternative viewpoints.
With all good will ... you should just do whatever works for you. You’d be welcome at the Undead Thread if you want to talk about pets and the weather.
Hi Gulf Man...Curiousity, what are the Coronoavirus numbers worldwide and how does it compare to the numbers of the flu. Remove the hyperbole and talk numbers. The concern is not that we always should be vigilant to Flu’s. However, the suggestion is this Flu is not any more substantial a real significant way then others. If healthy people under 55 were dropping dead from it, or even healthy people under 75 were dropping dead in significant ways then maybe. But with the exclusion of older unstable immune centric people are succumbing. At the end of the day when all the numbers are calculated we will see. It is always better to walk with precaution, but not pandemonium. Best elsewhere to the honest, common sense group of liberals you will join.
Sunday, My Cat fell 40 feet out of a dead ash tree.
into mud! Unhurt.
No longer eligible for VIKING Kitties duty.
(It was not Corona-related)
So... the sky really is falling? That what you saying chicken little?
Many of the best minds left FR in the days of banning any criticism of Trump.
It’s been strange. Maybe because I’m in a Corona virus hotspot in San Jose, I’m shocked at my friends traveling for fun. They are posting pictures of them out at places.
It’s been the weirdest few weeks of my life.
I pray this thing calms down.
I wish people would calmly do what the govt is recommending so more draconian measures don’t have to be inacted.
I normally avoid Vanities like a pandemic, but yours is well said.
Amazing! It’s people like you that have me about to post my own opus. The people I thought were conservative, that now trust everything the media tells them about a severe cold. That allow politicians and bureaucrats to toss aside all constitutional principles and treat me like their property.
It’s people like you that have strayed from the principles of freedom and lost all sense of perspective.
Good riddance to you.
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