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spain

 

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wait, what u say to the prediction of the virus in the twenty yrs old book? then there is the bulgarian woman predicted end of the world this year? dont know anything if those predictions are real since u cant even find its origin i guess but in the book its really written wu chan virus.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 14 2020 20:20:20
 
RobF

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RE: predictions (in reply to spain

I think the world is scared enough right now without worrying about that stuff. Everything is locking down and the streets are quiet. Spain is completely shutting down on Monday. That’s all going to help slow the spread and give over-burdened health care systems a chance, we can only hope.

But one thing I do know, is if this gets as bad as people fear, then we’re all going to get touched by it in one way or another. No one knows how it’s going to play out, but play out it will and when it does, I wouldn’t want to be one of the fear mongers, hustlers, scammers or billionaires who are taking from the crisis and not giving anything back. There are established news organizations who have started using the crisis to promote their paywalls. Sad. I think a lot of those people and organizations may find themselves in an unenviable position when this clears up. People aren’t going to forget or necessarily forgive bad behaviour very quickly.

Be healthy and live well. Take care of yourself and your family. Try to feed your better nature. Call your friends. Be a good neighbour. Drop a note at an elderly person’s door with your phone number and tell them to call you if they need help, or if they’re just feeling scared or lonely and want to talk. Don’t mock, and respect people’s need for distance. If you get scared, talk to someone, it’ll help.

This, too, will pass. I hope and pray it does so quickly.

Take care, be strong, and maybe stop reading that stuff, it’s messing with you.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 0:17:13
 
flyeogh

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Take care, be strong


And everything else RobF said

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 4:38:07
 
gerundino63

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RE: predictions (in reply to spain

It was also predicted in a Donald Duck.

Stay save hombre!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 8:45:22
 
devilhand

 

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No end of the world please. I just want to play flamenco. My flamenco journey's just getting started.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 15:13:22
 
Ricardo

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This is certainly the beginning of the end. Exactly as my dreams, which always come true by the way. Goodbye cruel world. Hello mass extinction 6.0

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 15:52:13
 
RobF

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RE: predictions (in reply to spain

spain, just try not to worry too much and try not to let it get under your skin. I know that’s often easier said than done, but try. And if you’re OK, then maybe think of ways to spread encouragement and positivity, if you are so inclined. It makes a difference.

Best wishes.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 16:45:44
 
flyeogh

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RE: predictions (in reply to spain

Just a thought. I live in Spain and have a large spanish family who are spread throughout the peninsula. I have a brother and friends in the UK. I know of no one who has had or has the virus. I have heard of one person third hand who has had a need to be tested. I do find the press keep pumping numbers and graphics that can easily be taken out of context a serious pain

According to WHO 1.35 million people died on roads in 2016. Yet only 28 countries have adequate laws to try and address this amazing loss of life (Source Wikipedia). Any death is important to someone but surely numbers need context. "Keep calm and carry on".

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 17:19:58
 
spain

 

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RE: predictions (in reply to spain

im wondering all time if theres any proofs of nostradamus etc. read something a bit from bible etc, dont remember.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 17:23:38
 
RobF

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RE: predictions (in reply to spain

spain. None of that matters. Just focus on the tangible. You can seriously think yourself into a bad space if you’re not careful. If you read the bible, focus on verse 6:25-34 of the sermon on the mount, rather than the apocalypse. Just a thought...base your decisions on what’s happening around you today and tomorrow, the words of dead prophets can wait.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 18:02:37
 
spain

 

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yes, sure, just the truth would be completely different if it was true.
tangible is, people should wake up now, all animals in nature are frugivores, meat eating is not natural. i even heard now ppl have no vitamin defficiency or how is that word called. we are all supposed to eat just fruit, same as apes do. nothing will protect u more than vitamins from cca 5 kg ripe fruit a day. people who dont belive to rasta religion - most of them have no clue what its about, ..we never should go against nature, ppl dont want to hear truth.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 19:52:08
 
Escribano

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RE: predictions (in reply to spain

quote:

ppl dont want to hear truth


You're losing it. Calm down, drink lots of water and get a good sleep. The end of the World can wait [from Northern Italy].

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 20:13:24
 
kitarist

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[from Northern Italy]


Oh yeah. How are you doing?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 20:22:48
 
spain

 

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nice pic D.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 20:23:16
 
spain

 

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RE: predictions (in reply to spain

and yes, normal flu is just dehydratation.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 20:27:52
 
BarkellWH

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RE: predictions (in reply to Escribano

quote:

You're losing it. Calm down, drink lots of water and get a good sleep. The end of the World can wait [from Northern Italy].


My wife Marta and I have been in Arizona for close to a month during this crisis. Two things have made both of us feel fortunate.

First, that magnificent video, playing on both the news and the internet, of the apartment complex in Italy with the occupants out on their balconies singing, including the Italian national anthem, represented a spirit that we admired greatly.

Second, today was a beautiful spring day in Arizona, and Marta and I drove about 60 miles out in the desert to see a gorgeous display of wildflowers. Arizona had a rainy February, and the wildflowers are in full bloom. Magnificent!

Things like the two events mentioned above demonstrate to us that life, even in adversity, is worth meeting on positive terms, the hoarders, naysayers, and negativity notwithstanding. Keep a positive attitude, and we'll get through this.

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 22:22:56
 
RobF

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...life, even in adversity, is worth meeting on positive terms, the hoarders, naysayers, and negativity notwithstanding. Keep a positive attitude, and we'll get through this.


Cheers, Bill, and Thanks.

I lost my mother a few years ago. I was with her when the diagnosis was given and never left her side until she passed. I was honoured to hold her when she took her last breath. In all the months of suffering she went through, not once did that woman complain or take a negative view. I can only hope that when my time comes, I’ll have the strength to be half the man that she was.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 22:53:02
 
Piwin

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RE: predictions (in reply to BarkellWH

quote:

First, that magnificent video, playing on both the news and the internet, of the apartment complex in Italy with the occupants out on their balconies singing, including the Italian national anthem, represented a spirit that we admired greatly.


Yesterday at 10pm, a lot of people across Spain went out to their windows and balconies to applaud and cheer for a minute or two. It was meant as thanks and encouragement to medical staff. They also did it tonight, at 8pm this time. If you look up "aplauso sanitario", you'll find plenty of videos from different parts of Spain. They raised quite a ruckus in my neighborhood.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2020 23:25:41
 
Ricardo

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quote:

ORIGINAL: spain

yes, sure, just the truth would be completely different if it was true.
tangible is, people should wake up now, all animals in nature are frugivores, meat eating is not natural. i even heard now ppl have no vitamin defficiency or how is that word called. we are all supposed to eat just fruit, same as apes do. nothing will protect u more than vitamins from cca 5 kg ripe fruit a day. people who dont belive to rasta religion - most of them have no clue what its about, ..we never should go against nature, ppl dont want to hear truth.


If your ancient ancestors hadn’t been able to digest meat, they would not have persevered so that you could be living to complain and indulge in nonsense superstition today. Be thankful for your meat eating relatives

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 16 2020 14:36:23
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: predictions (in reply to BarkellWH

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ORIGINAL: BarkellWH
life, even in adversity, is worth meeting on positive terms, the hoarders, naysayers, and negativity notwithstanding. Keep a positive attitude, and we'll get through this.

Bill


Well said, Bill.

The statistics published on COVID-19 are for confirmed cases, where the presence of the virus has been verified by lab test. We don't know how many unverified cases there are, or have been. Of the verified cases, about 15% of people over the age of 80 have died.

The proliferation of the virus in the USA follows the earliest stages of exponential growth in the worst situations: China, Iran, Italy. Larisa's best girl friend lives a bit north of Venice, so the apalling situation there is seldom out of our thoughts as we text back and forth daily. Over the weekend Austin schools and the university closed for indefinite periods, a city ban on large gatherings cancelled concerts, the hugely attended and economically very important SXSW festival, the motorcycle GP race, and a long list of others. The number of verified COVID-19 cases here is low at the moment, but increasing.

I'm 82. Though I'm in reasonably good health, my parents lived to be 94 and 97, one of my mother's sisters lived to 101, the other to 103--the 15% statistic motivated me considerably. First thing I did was lay in about two weeks' supply of groceries, laundry detergent, etc. Hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol had been completely bought up by panickers and price gougers, but there was an easy work-around: order 1.75 liters of Everclear (95% ethanol) delivered to my door from the wine and spirits shop.

Next on the agenda was an appointment with my lawyer to update my will. It is important to me that my remaining assets be divided in a somewhat unconventional way--a purely emotional, one might even say irrational motive--but one that matters to me. It looks like that will get taken care of. A side benefit is that I'm finally taking my lawyer's advice to set up a medical power of attorney and a living will.

Getting these things taken care of considerably relieved the stress of urgency. I reminded myself that I had faced nearly certain death a few times in the past, without totally losing it. Still, I found myself to be more on edge than usual-not a healthy position to be in.

Then it occurred to me: I was focusing on the 15% probability of dying. Logically equivalent, but much better sounding is the implicit 85% probability of survival. Those are probably better odds than activities I was involved in up to about age 40: scuba diving in remote deep caves, paramilitary combat, a short span of years living outside the law, and riding motorcycles way, way too fast and too far.

Stress level went down considerably when I shifted my attention from the dark side to the brighter side. While slicing the serrano peppers, tomatoes and onions for huevos revueltos a la mexicana tonight, i felt a tinge of the old joy of simply being alive at that particular moment.

"What fools these mortals be!"
Immortal Puck's repeated tagline in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

When I went out to the mailbox this afternoon I encountered my new neighbors walking their dogs. They insisted on giving me their phone numbers, and urged me to call them if there was anything they could do for me. Nice people.

Be well, my friends.

Look to the brighter side.

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2020 6:31:27
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: predictions (in reply to spain

quote:


all animals in nature are frugivores, meat eating is not natural.


Sharks must be pretty stout, having gone against nature for at least 359-million years.

The carnivores, like the ancestors of today's lions, tigers and wolves, are late comers, only going against nature for about 42-million years.

I think Jane Goodall was the first published scientist to report chimpanzees eating meat. They gang up to catch monkeys and eat the little beggars raw. Of course people who lived around chimpanzees would always have known about it.

No doubt the chimpanzees are going to Chimpanzee Hell for their sins against nature.

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2020 7:41:45
 
devilhand

 

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RE: predictions (in reply to Richard Jernigan

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Look to the brighter side.

This is not the end. For many people in future it will be the beginning of the beginning. In Italy 16 million people under quarantine. Thousands of people are forced to stay home. This will cause a baby boom around the world .
What are we gonna call these people later? Covid baby boomers?
A girl named Corona would be funny.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2020 9:08:04
 
Piwin

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This will cause a baby boom around the world


Or a massive wave of divorce

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2020 14:22:05
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: predictions (in reply to devilhand

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ORIGINAL: devilhand

quote:

Look to the brighter side.

This is not the end. For many people in future it will be the beginning of the beginning. In Italy 16 million people under quarantine. Thousands of people are forced to stay home. This will cause a baby boom around the world .
What are we gonna call these people later? Covid baby boomers?
A girl named Corona would be funny.


There was a professional humorist named H. Allen Smith. He wrote a piece about people named Smith who had unusual first names. The only one I remember was Bust Smith. When H. Allen inquired he was told, “My full name is Louisiana Levee Bust Smith. I was born after the big Mississippi River flood of 1921.”

RNJ
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