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BLM protesters clashing with save the Confederate statues protesters down here.

https://www.fwweekly.com/2020/07/26/saturday-protests-in-weatherford-marked-by-violence/

Unfortunately, there is a very vocal minority (I hope it is a minority) holding on to the “glorious” Southern past. 
 

Besides that, we have people who think their rights are being taken away because they are asked to wear masks to retail establishments, and we have bar owners opening up in spite of shutdowns because they feel they are being treated unfairly.

Everyone is fighting for and against school opening, or not.

We’ve had over 14000 new cases in one day. That is down to 6000 or 7000 since the mask mandate but deaths are now spiking.

Apparently, there is a hurricane in the gulf and to top it off it has been hot as Hades.

We’re good, lol. 

 

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4 hours ago, Raingirl said:

Demented is an apt description of Portland these days.  It makes me long for the Midwest where I grew up. 

The media tries to convince people that it’s not that bad in Portland. It is that bad.

Businesses that managed to hang in there during the Covid shutdown are now closed due to the riots. With no end in sight.

Those of us who have employers still functioning, continue to work from home as downtown is not safe. We’re repairing damage on at least a weekly basis. 

I’ve spent a fair amount of time in several of those hospitals. I’m currently enrolled in an MS treatment study at the VA, but in-person appointments are still banned due to Covid. 

I have a black thumb but I would love to give gardening a shot somewhere in small-town Midwest. I am more than ready to give up riots, quarantine, and loneliness for something else. 

On the bright side every night has a free course in counter-counterinsurgency training.

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The cartel is still killing people at my old marina . In Ensenada there are no protests or riots. We have 141 active cases of covid-19, not bad for a city of 500k. Pretty much everyone wears a mask. They take your temperature to enter the grocery store. To enter our marina there is a health stop, a decontamination booth and floor mats that wipe the virus off of your shoes. We are 2 blocks from the marines so we feel safe. They cruise the marina once a day in a boat.

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About 40 miles south of Seattle, but it can take up to three hours to make the drive during AM and PM traffic hours. Seattle continues to be violent for no explicable reason. It’s a socialist’s utopia for crying out loud! Prosperous and beautiful city but now full of homeless encampments, druggies, Antifas, and wacky politicos, totally lost it’s way. The ChopChopChaz Free zone Summer of Love community turned murderous as predicted.  Seattle’s handling of the homeless crisis has been a catastrophe.

I still haven’t figured out why they destroy Starbucks cafes. Another one got busted up last night. The I5 freeway is shut down many nights to accommodate “protests.” That’s the only way to go north/south through the city. There are even warning signs on the surrounding highways to avoid that area for your own safety. I don’t know why anyone would want to live there under current conditions. We will probably not go there again for a long time.

We have family in Issaquah and Federal Way, both near Seattle. Pretty quiet there. Our sons work from home, so they don’t have to go into the city. They used to work downtown...Amazon and Floplay....so that is a blessing. No violence down here in our area of Pierce County, but Tacoma is having a little unrest because of a police shooting there. Seattle thugs keep making threats to take the violence to the suburbs. I don’t think they would be treated like they are in Seattle. We have a large number of Joint Base Lewis/McChord service people living in our neighborhoods. There were about five “protesters” on the main street about 3 blocks from our home one afternoon last week.

A lot of people want to move.

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4 hours ago, Bernard Gui said:

About 40 miles south of Seattle, but it can take up to three hours to make the drive during AM and PM traffic hours. Seattle continues to be violent for no explicable reason. It’s a socialist’s utopia for crying out loud! Prosperous and beautiful city but now full of homeless encampments, druggies, Antifas, and wacky politicos, totally lost it’s way. The ChopChopChaz Free zone Summer of Love community turned murderous as predicted.  Seattle’s handling of the homeless crisis has been a catastrophe.

I still haven’t figured out why they destroy Starbucks cafes. Another one got busted up last night. The I5 freeway is shut down many nights to accommodate “protests.” That’s the only way to go north/south through the city. There are even warning signs on the surrounding highways to avoid that area for your own safety. I don’t know why anyone would want to live there under current conditions. We will probably not go there again for a long time.

We have family in Issaquah and Federal Way, both near Seattle. Pretty quiet there. Our sons work from home, so they don’t have to go into the city. They used to work downtown...Amazon and Floplay....so that is a blessing. No violence down here in our area of Pierce County, but Tacoma is having a little unrest because of a police shooting there. Seattle thugs keep making threats to take the violence to the suburbs. I don’t think they would be treated like they are in Seattle. We have a large number of Joint Base Lewis/McChord service people living in our neighborhoods. There were about five “protesters” on the main street about 3 blocks from our home one afternoon last week.

A lot of people want to move.

we just had a retired Air Force couple from Arizona move here, we haven't met them yet because they are in quarantine. We welcome everyone!!!!! We think they came here for the healthcare for their two sick daughters but yeah send anyone up here!

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Utah county.  
 

no current protest for BLM for about 2 weeks i want to say. Most protests period are in salt lake area so that’s not very surprising. In my specific town there were non period....just a few messages on the side walk or on homes in support.  I think there’s been a couple tiny protests surrounding mask wearing.

covid numbers here started to spike like much of the state. It’s early but they seem to be plateauing recently. Each week that i’ve gone grocery shopping mask wearing has gone up as have mask mandates in individual stores. The last major store that sinply requested masks made it reuired and had two workers passing out masks to those entering. Which i was extemely pleased with. 2weeks prior i could see a few people gripe about it to the people handing masks and a couple people pssive aggressively wore it as a chin strap or below their nose. But at this point i think most people have come to accept it To some degree. 
i’m more worried for my family down in Texas where people are still taking it lightly inspite of the surge. I think from some of my brother’s reports they think it’s basically hopeless based on how many won’t wear a mask and aren’t following social distancing guidelines. They struggle to really do so themselves at times. Which worries me since they fit the demographics you don’t want to see together: younger college aged with older not super healthy parents

With luv,

BD

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16 hours ago, Storm Rider said:

I am in Leesburg, VA - about 28 miles from where I live is D.C. Once the talk of protests began in D.C., we stayed away from the city. I thought about visiting the National Gallery of Art; they are sponsoring Degas at the Opera; it recently opened again. Things seem pretty calm at present. 

The protests have led to renaming some high schools in Northern Virginia.  Stonewall Jackson High school (not far from you in Manassas) will be renamed Unity Reed High School.  I've heard there is a rush to print t-shirts and bumper stickers with "U R High" on them.  Not sure they thought through the new name before they rushed to rename the school.

In the DC area we are accustomed to protests so as long as they don't block traffic and cause delays, they are tolerated.  They usually slow down or stop after presidential elections if their candidate wins.

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General testiness in Sandy.

Nearly got tboned in a four-way stop by an Oregonian in a Ford who blew through a stop sign at 35-40 mph. Took some fancy avoidance driving to keep from being rolled.

Otherwise, just the usual officiousness and low-key defiance.

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In DFW I have seen that most people are wearing masks. People who thought they were unnecessary are mostly wearing them due to social pressure. Occasional stories about someone petulantly refusing due to "MAH RIGHTZ!" but I have not seen it. Cases are still on the rise in many counties.

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19 hours ago, Raingirl said:

I work in downtown Portland, Oregon. ‘Nuff said. 

I do too.  For the City of Portland.  And I live about 45 miles away, in SW Washington state, usually remotely using by computer in my office in Portland via my computer at home.  'Nuff said.

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In my neck of the woods in the UK (southern England) it is extremely quiet. Covid-19 isn't particularly prevalent, either.  My wife works at a local hospital and at the moment there's no-one in their ICU with the virus. 

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10 hours ago, Duncan said:

we just had a retired Air Force couple from Arizona move here, we haven't met them yet because they are in quarantine. We welcome everyone!!!!! We think they came here for the healthcare for their two sick daughters but yeah send anyone up here!

That’s funny. My son Nomadissimo tried to go into Quebec with his pregnant girlfriend to set up a home with her mother and grandmother. They let her come in, but he was turned away. Looks like Canadians don’t mind splitting up families at their border.

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Few even think of violence where I live, most rioting occurs in locations where guns laws make it difficult to own weapons. So here in the sunny South, when people are easily able to be armed, not much violence at all. Also, as a retired Police Officer, I am always armed, unless I am in Church. 

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8 hours ago, BlueDreams said:

covid numbers here started to spike like much of the state. It’s early but they seem to be plateauing recently. Each week that i’ve gone grocery shopping mask wearing has gone up as have mask mandates in individual stores. The last major store that sinply requested masks made it reuired and had two workers passing out masks to those entering.

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says 'So, now that Trump has said hospitals are to report numbers to WH instead of the CDC, they came out & said they made a mistake in FL and they've been counting pneumonia and flu as covid, dropping their # from approx 90,000 to 11,000 Weird how that works, ain't it?'

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10 minutes ago, Bill “Papa” Lee said:

Few even think of violence where I live, most rioting occurs in locations where guns laws make it difficult to own weapons. So here in the sunny South, when people are easily able to be armed, not much violence at all. Also, as a retired Police Officer, I am always armed, unless I am in Church. 

There we go again.  Guns are the answer.  

I hope the states come to their senses and repeal the Second Amendment so that gun manufacturers are on the same footing as the makers of knives, autos and chainsaws. 

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13 minutes ago, Bernard Gui said:

That’s funny. My son Nomadissimo tried to go into Quebec with his pregnant girlfriend to set up a home with her mother and grandmother. They let her come in, but he was turned away. Looks like Canadians don’t mind splitting up families at their border.

But he wasn't put in a cage was he? and he wasn't a child? Keep in mind though that Quebec has different laws than the rest of Canada in regards to immigration, not totally. One is the French language requirement. 

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19 minutes ago, Bob Crockett said:

I doubt Tim Allen ever said that.

https://factcheck.afp.com/cdc-did-not-cut-florida-covid-19-count-after-trump-administration-rerouted-hospital-data

Apparently it is a failed congressional candidate who started the misinformation tweet.  Iirc, this isn’t the first time she has done such. (Her website claims she lost to a radical Socialist when she didn’t even make it passed the other Democrat and placing third out of four Republicans, the top vote came in 74% and she got 1.8...)

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In a follow-up tweet, Lorraine offers as evidence anecdotes about three misclassifieddeaths, and two additional false or misleading claims, which AFP has debunked here and here. 

Chief of Mortality Statistics Bob Anderson, of CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, told AFP by phone that there have been no systematic COVID-19 case or death reporting errors or revisions in Florida that he is aware of.

The Florida Department of Health office of communications told AFP by email that Florida cases are reported when “COVID-19 is listed as the immediate or underlying causes of death or listed as one of the significant conditions contributing to death.” 

They are also reported if a Florida resident had a confirmed COVID-19 infection within 30 days of their death and cause of death is not explained by alternative events like “trauma, suicide, homicide, overdose, motor-vehicle accident,” for example.

“We’re not combining pneumonia deaths with COVID-19 deaths,” Anderson said. He clarified that while people can die of pneumonia they developed because of COVID-19, and both illnesses would be noted on their death certificate, their deaths are only counted once, as COVID-19.

On July 17, Florida did report 11,000 new COVID-19 cases -- a figure mentioned in Lorraine’s tweet -- as the United States' virus caseload continues to grow at an explosive rate.

 

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10 minutes ago, Duncan said:

But he wasn't put in a cage was he? and he wasn't a child? Keep in mind though that Quebec has different laws than the rest of Canada in regards to immigration, not totally. One is the French language requirement. 

C'est vrais? Sacre m****!

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6 minutes ago, USU78 said:

C'est vrais? Sacre m****!

💯

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Southern NM here. No violence at all. We had some initial BLM protests that blocked some intersections, but they were handled well by the police. The police had anticipated it, so they allowed the streets to be blocked and rerouted traffic prior to reaching the intersections.

There are continuing protests at a park near the library. Just sign holding and chanting. At the beginning, a few ridiculous Boogaloo boys showed up in their Hawaiian shirts and tactical gear.

I get the feeling that most of the country is quiet and peaceful, except for the media amplified loud actions in some of the larger cities.

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2 hours ago, Bob Crockett said:

There we go again.  Guns are the answer.  

I hope the states come to their senses and repeal the Second Amendment so that gun manufacturers are on the same footing as the makers of knives, autos and chainsaws. 

Maybe I am misunderstanding your post, “repeal the Second Amendment”, would outlaw gun ownership, would it not? Is this what you are hoping for? 

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7 hours ago, Bob Crockett said:

There we go again.  Guns are the answer.  

I hope the states come to their senses and repeal the Second Amendment so that gun manufacturers are on the same footing as the makers of knives, autos and chainsaws. 

I’ve got my chainsaw locked in a safe out in the shed. I was worried it might get out some night and create mayhem. The car, well, that’s a different story. Since it can drive itself now, I’ve lost complete control over where it goes and what it does. I am not responsible for any harm it may cause. 😉

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1 hour ago, MiserereNobis said:

Southern NM here. No violence at all. We had some initial BLM protests that blocked some intersections, but they were handled well by the police. The police had anticipated it, so they allowed the streets to be blocked and rerouted traffic prior to reaching the intersections.

There are continuing protests at a park near the library. Just sign holding and chanting. At the beginning, a few ridiculous Boogaloo boys showed up in their Hawaiian shirts and tactical gear.

I get the feeling that most of the country is quiet and peaceful, except for the media amplified loud actions in some of the larger cities.

The media is not amplifying what is happening in Portland and Seattle, if by amplify you mean make it seem bigger than it is. On the contrary, the media is underplaying the reality. I will not go into Seattle for any reason. Lots of folks around here want out. 

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