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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post

    Essential to the people that own them and work for them.

    I have long contemplated the apparent disconnect between essential services and remuneration people receive for providing them. It is actually fairly easy to rank them. Water, food, shelter, security, transportation, education, medicine, communication, would be a good start on a ranked listing.

    Two things people often overlook is management and energy. Life can be defined as the process of "intelligent" movement towards energy and away from poisons in defiance of entropy with the ability to reproduce itself.

    These simple principles should remind us if who we should be thankful to for providing our essential services. If you have never thanked your sanitation worker or the delivery person and the hundreds of other "little people" you come into contact with you are living on the dark side. The same goes for some of the better paid people such as doctors and nurses.

    I recently had cataract surgery and thanked my doctor for his work and asked him how he was doing. The technician later told me how much she appreciate the gesture because no one had ever done that before.

    Hopefully this virus will remind everyone how we depend on the work and goodwill of others to maintain civilization and become a more civil society.
    And this civil society is collapsing all around us while politicians draw their salaries for hiding in their government-provided homes.

    We're very close to the breaking point. the only reason it is holding together at all is because those most likely to begin rioting, the inner-city welfare population, are still getting paid for doing nothing.

    America is a house of cards facing a hurricane.

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  • wolfhnd
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    As I mentioned elsewhere, things are breaking loose out here. People are going to the parks, playing tennis and other sports, going to the barbershop, gyms and starting to go to local stores that were previously closed.

    The government has failed to make a valid case for an emergency, and has allowed way too many exceptions to the closure rules, so people are no longer following the governor's edicts.

    When you come right down to it, ALL businesses are "essential".
    Essential to the people that own them and work for them.

    I have long contemplated the apparent disconnect between essential services and remuneration people receive for providing them. It is actually fairly easy to rank them. Water, food, shelter, security, transportation, education, medicine, communication, would be a good start on a ranked listing.

    Two things people often overlook is management and energy. Life can be defined as the process of "intelligent" movement towards energy and away from poisons in defiance of entropy with the ability to reproduce itself.

    These simple principles should remind us if who we should be thankful to for providing our essential services. If you have never thanked your sanitation worker or the delivery person and the hundreds of other "little people" you come into contact with you are living on the dark side. The same goes for some of the better paid people such as doctors and nurses.

    I recently had cataract surgery and thanked my doctor for his work and asked him how he was doing. The technician later told me how much she appreciate the gesture because no one had ever done that before.

    Hopefully this virus will remind everyone how we depend on the work and goodwill of others to maintain civilization and become a more civil society.

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  • Mountain Man
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    As I mentioned elsewhere, things are breaking loose out here. People are going to the parks, playing tennis and other sports, going to the barbershop, gyms and starting to go to local stores that were previously closed.

    The government has failed to make a valid case for an emergency, and has allowed way too many exceptions to the closure rules, so people are no longer following the governor's edicts.

    When you come right down to it, ALL businesses are "essential".

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  • Jose50
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    Good books, binge-watching "The Pacific", a nice bottle of rum, hand-rolled cigars (thank you USPS), and my lovely bride. Who could ask for more?

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  • DingBat
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    Someone around here questioned if the liquor stores were "essential services" or not.

    I said: "Do you want rioting? 'Cuz that's how you get rioting".

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  • walle
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

    Suffer bravely...
    Whatever it takes

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by walle View Post

    No we're busy socializing which for some reason keep her coming back for more, she has turned me into a repeat offender and I do not dare protest anymore, it is all her fault I am an innocent.
    Suffer bravely...

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  • walle
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    Originally posted by Nikki View Post

    I'm guessing you're not practicing social distancing with your female company.

    I began my isolation doing some reading, then I decided to order that new workout The Mirror. It arrived on Mon and I put it up immediately. It does give me a great workout, the concept was well thought out. The only problem I have with it is, I keep getting the creepy feeling I am being spied on thru The Mirror.

    No we're busy socializing which for some reason keep her coming back for more, she has turned me into a repeat offender and I do not dare protest anymore, it is all her fault I am an innocent.

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  • Tuebor
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    Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post

    That is funny.

    I do most of the cooking and cleaning but I refuse to wear makeup (when the sun is up).

    Fixed it.

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  • Karri
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    I work with online gambling, and as you can guess it's not slowing down due to the virus, so plenty of work to do. Not to mention that since I work from home, not much has changed for me. My wife on the other hand has changed her occupation from medical sales to bothering me. We have to constantly discuss such important topics as "what are you doing", "what are you doing" and "what are you doing".

    I was actually planning to launch a blog/website for strategy games this month, to facilitate my move away from working for a living, but I have too much work to do that now. I can probably take this for another month or two, but after that things need to go back to normal.
    Last edited by Karri; 10 Apr 20, 12:23.

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  • Nikki
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    Originally posted by walle View Post
    I keep female company and that saved the day, going without intimacy for this long would have had me climb the walls.

    Another thing is I have started to read books, as in reading like lots of them, something which I haven't really done since I was a young boy.

    What ever it takes to get the job done with helping you move through time and keeping your body moving and your mind occupied.
    I'm guessing you're not practicing social distancing with your female company.

    I began my isolation doing some reading, then I decided to order that new workout The Mirror. It arrived on Mon and I put it up immediately. It does give me a great workout, the concept was well thought out. The only problem I have with it is, I keep getting the creepy feeling I am being spied on thru The Mirror.


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  • walle
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    I keep female company and that saved the day, going without intimacy for this long would have had me climb the walls.

    Another thing is I have started to read books, as in reading like lots of them, something which I haven't really done since I was a young boy.

    What ever it takes to get the job done with helping you move through time and keeping your body moving and your mind occupied.

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  • Trung Si
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

    We're on three acres. and yes, we are indeed fortunate.
    I live on 9 acres, the 21/2 are reserved for my Dogs, ( my Backyard), I am from (god forsaken New Jersey), and I learned from my Father in Law a long time ago how peaceful it is to live out in the Country, he retired in West Virginia, in 1979, I took the plunge and moved to Texas, took a good paying job but lived in Town, in 2010 I retired and had amassed enough Money to be able to buy a House and property with cash to live where I live now!

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Trung Si View Post
    I don't need a ticket to be outside, my dogs have 2 1/2 acres to roam (fenced in) and my only neighbor has about 20 Horses and he is about 1/2 mile away, so I guess that makes me a lucky man, I truly feel sorry for people that have Pets that are living in crowded Cities.
    We're on three acres. and yes, we are indeed fortunate.

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  • jeffdoorgunnr
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    Originally posted by Trung Si View Post

    I don't need a ticket to be outside, my dogs have 2 1/2 acres to roam (fenced in) and my only neighbor has about 20 Horses and he is about 1/2 mile away, so I guess that makes me a lucky man, I truly feel sorry for people that have Pets that are living in crowded Cities.
    flyover country seems to be more popular nowadays............

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