69roadrunner wrote:Yeah paranoid what America had built up for the last 3 years will be lost. Most of it has gone by the way. Paranoid the Man will use weapons against him for not cowering in place. So best to be armed, dang straight he is paranoid.
Do you have any idea how many people recover after getting the cooties? 98%!!!!!!
22 million out of work in the US. A mere 1,537,457 are even infected. Is it really worth it to destroy the worlds leading economy?
Are you in the US? Is this an expat America forum? I respond to your posts because they are so ridiculous, my bad, but can we get back to Peru, where we both live or are you back in Long Island?
Wow! I wasn't talking about you when I put those oh so relevant to the times images to the Buffalo Springfield lyrics you posted (great band, btw, I'm a big NY fan) that mirrors the paranoia I see in the photos of protestors walking around with assault rifles when their lives are obviously not in any danger other than contracting coronavirus for not practicing social distancing or wearing masks. I doubt you're the type that would actually take to the street with a gun, or even a sign, or do anything at all other than post here about what you think is tyranny, but geez..... I didn't realise it would trigger you so.
Remember a few short weeks ago when that 1,537,457 number was zero, or less than a hundred. Blew up fast, no? No one can say for sure how much greater it will be, since it increases exponentially, but care to take a guess at what it will be in a few short weeks more when that number (like all the #'s you've previously posted) will seem small in comparison? What if there's an even deadlier second wave, as some experts are now predicting? You should research the pandemic of 1918 that lasted until 1920. That one had waves where the death rates were greter than the initial outbreak.
Getting back to Peru (even though the description of 'Expat Conversations' says - "A place for ON or OFF topic conversations" so, no reason to whine or get bent out of shape about it), a friend of mine told me that during M-F of last week people stuck in Lima were allowed to return to their provinces because the govt. temporarily lifted the shelter at home order for them. Provinces sent buses to pick up their people. Doesn't sound very tyranical at all. Another friend of mine told me earlier that though the shelter at home order has been extended again
, certain sectors of the economy are allowed to go back to work
! Loosening their grip on society - not really the acts of a tryrant. Though I guess it depends on one's definition of "tyranny."
The rest of your post.... uh...... I can't even parse.
I'd say it sounds like a paranoid rant, but maybe you're just upset because those lyrics you posted fit so well with what's going on with some of the protestors who feel the same as you? Maybe you're upset because no matter all the talk of coronavirus being a hoax, nothing worse than the common flu, false equivalence comparisons to car accident death rates, etc., the worsening reality is all proving otherwise. Realizing that the numbers are growing and that the problem is very real and every day it becomes clearer that none of what you post about this fits reality, you have to try to shift the conversation since those old claims obviously don't hold water anymore - not that they ever did? Maybe you just don't like it when people here challenge what you say? We're all just talking here. No need to go off the rails over difference of opinion. I'll give you the benefit of the dout and figure (whether it's the actual case or not) that you're just being sarcastic by intentionally posting in a way that makes you sound, well, paranoid. If so, satire! Brilliant!
Here's another article pointing out the seriousness of this issue. It's being reported that medical personel here are having to use the same three masks for an entire month. COVIDIOTS who disregard the advice of the experts are making the situation worse by making themselves patients though their actions, and making hospital staff have to use more of their limited personal protection equipment to deal with them. I bet those medical personel who are putting their own personal health and the health of their families at risk, and who I see you are putting down elsewhere on the forum, don't look at those actions as acts of "human kindness."
Fortunately, these are kinds of protestors and protest signs we see here in Peru. They don't look paranoid, but being underequiped on the front lines of this they have every reason to be afraid for themselves and their families. You may scorn them, but they have my support.https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/per ... t-n1189511