Cooper gonna shut it down

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  1. noway2

    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    Have you seen any of the news or pictures from Europe? Their streets are pretty empty in many places. Have to wonder if they took the stay away directives seriously at first. As of this morning the US is up to about 217,000 cases and rising.
     
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    Sheepdog120 On again Off again member

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    I sure have enjoyed the lack of traffic on my commute to and from my "essential job" for these past couple of weeks.
     
  3. charliesgrave

    charliesgrave cosmoline enthusiast Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Amen. Low gas prices and fewer morons on the road has made the commute a pleasure. I rarely have to even take off cruise control.
     
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    Has anybody heard any reliable information that Cooper is going to be issuing a state wide curfew?

    I have heard it from sources that can’t cite any kind of links at all.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Europeans don't drive nearly as much as we do anyhow. And they have balconies :D
     
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    Brian K Resident Douchenozzle Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I really like how the rest of the world is showing a massive uptick in cases like this...

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    But not China...hell no...they got this thing beat...

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    I think they're just not reporting any more. I'm still seeing videos of quarantine in action leak out of China. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if they were just throwing people who showed any symptoms into a mass grave - don't ask, don't tell style.
     
  7. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Get over it, snowflake. Charter Life Member

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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    There's a lockdown?
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Actually, had to run to Lowes today, they've built these little plexiglass barricades to 'protect' their workers from customer's breath/spittle etc
     
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    Lowes is starting a BIG change effective Saturday. Hours change is one.
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Oh yeah?
    I figured they'd close at 6, so I was close by and googled the hours and still said 8:30, was surprised
     
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    I took a pic when I was in there last Saturday.

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    bashman Happy to be here

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    Local Food Lion has those installed, too.


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    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    ABC store and Food Lion had the plastic shields in Apex tonight. Kinda sad. And I still wonder how much is hype and how much is real. Culturally this has probably changed us forever. Divide, literally, and conquer? Friends and neighbors fear each other now.
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It's not fearing each other it's about public safety.

    Ok there's a little barrier so people cant get spittle all over the employees...cool, I got no issue with that at all
     
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    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, it’s fear. Look in people’s eyes. You should see some people on the street or at the store. They’ll give you a 20’ buffer zone if they can. The media has everyone so hyped up that we’re all going to be on ventilators this month that people are practically shitting their pants. I don’t want this even if it is just the flu, but I’m not going to lose sleep and act a fool all day long.
     
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    They have those barriers in Aldi Denver as well.
    My wife works for a local bank. They had closed the lobby and were doing drive-through only to protect employees and customers for the last couple weeks. As of yesterday, that changed. They opened up the lobby again and have portable plexi shields so they can be moved. My wife works in customer service in a small office. She's seen all kinds of people come in to that bank. Especially on the 3rd of every month when a lot of SS checks are cashed. Some people will come in to cash them sick or not. Nobody was happy about it to say the least. All pertinent business could be done as it was. It was working out with minimal complaints from a few customers. No reason to open up the employees or customers to the risk of infection. My wife was not comfortable with it. She is taking a 30 day leave of absence. Hopefully, by then, there will be a better handle on this.
     
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  18. HMP

    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    those same scared people were around before all of this.
     
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    Not all of them. Someone done flicked the switch.
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    sure man, whatever
     
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    Better put on your shittin' pants!


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    This is worth seeing. Czech republic is requiring face masks in public.
     
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    Overran, no. Numbers starting to pick up? Yes. Some hospitals are better prepared than others.
     
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass Supporting Member

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    The shields are no different than sneeze guards at the buffet. As damn_yankee points out, when you deal with the public, you're exposed to all sorts if hygiene issues. In some ways I see the current events as a correction in the way we've been doing things.

    Heard today, they're expecting Mecklenburg to skyrocket in a couple of weeks. Hospice is pulling back some from my mother-in-law's visits.
     
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    concepthomes1 When do we start? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Almost like they've been intentionally spreading the virus in attempts to create as many hot zones as possible......:eek:
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    after watching Roy Cooper on Sprectum News last night, I'm pretty sure his human skin is about to slough off and expose his reptillian true self. Cold beady eyes and wax lips are giving it away. V FOR VICTORY!

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    Checking out at Lowes and the lady behind the plexiglass is older and deafer than I am.
    You shoulda seen us-
    "Do you have a PO number?"
    Yes. 7276
    "Eleven knew plenty sticks?"
    No..7276.
    "What?"
    What?
    o_O
     
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    Take a Sharpie from off the shelf and write it on the plexiglass...real big like.
     
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    Just wondering, when do ya think a state or national curfew will go in place. I think it’s will be pretty soon.
     
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    Brian K Resident Douchenozzle Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, that shuttle they send back and fourth that EVRYBODY puts their hands on. That's good times.


    The Wally World pharmacy in Mocksville has the sneeze guards up AND plastic chains to keep you from putting your hands all over the counter. Now I've got to gingerly reach over that plastic infection coated chain to reach the infection coated card machine.
     
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    Home Depot has updated their search engine crawler hours (noticed as early as last week). Lowe’s probably hasn’t yet, would call and confirm if planning to head later
     
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    And have you noticed the lack of contrails in the sky? I was sitting on the porch around sunset sipping on a little whiskey and it was so nice looking the clear blue sky without all of those ugly long clouds of man-made crap. :)
     
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    i really want to the the stats on this. Most states don’t even know how many people have disease because of botched testing protocols, much less the specific amount of people Contracting the disease by time of day.

    mid theres hard data that shows x amount of people contracting in even, great let’s have a Conversation, but I suspect they don’t know squat and it’s just more big government alarmist BS.
     
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    Will that barrier stay up for ever in hopes of public safety? If not, why not?
     
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    The jets that have been flying over my house recently are too low to leave contrails.
     
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    They're after all that gold you've been reclaiming.
     
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    I dont think so.
    When they get a handle on this, and I dont think it'll be anytime soon before it's really 'under control,' we'll view it like we do the flu now.
    But right now it's not like the flu. We have little to combat it and dont fully understand it yet.
    We're dealing with a global pandemic. So when people get all huffy puffy about a plexi barrier or the gov asking for a Shelter in Order place (which is NOT being enforced and we all know it) I get it, I get them trying to ask folks to be responsible in these trying times.

    Folks bashing Coop on this one, and while I dont like the guy all that much, I dont see a big deal. When the national guard is patrolling the streets I'll have an issue. But as it is now, no big deal. There is very little difference now than there was 10 days ago with this SiP EO.
    Now what I DONT agree with is the forced closing of some 'non essential' businesses, that'll hurt the economy for a long time.
     
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    I live under the approach path to clt and that haven't slowed one bit.
     
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    I don’t see a national one ... Trump will try and get the Governors to do it ... but there is a numerical point someone has in mind be it an occupancy level of hospitals, rate of increase in positive tests or such.

    For just guessing ... Cooper next Friday April 10th will announce it will start the following Monday April 13th???
     
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    CHEMtrails bro! CHEMtrails!

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    LOL, that thought did cross my mind. I can usually sit on my deck and watch them flying around up there. I always assumed they military. Another view shows me the approach I believe to CLT. Next to nothing.
     
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