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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    What exactly is this picture of? Other than a crowd large enough to make me decide to go somewhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleOfNight View Post
    Out of curiosity .. is a law limiting group size to 5 or 10, constitutional? Even if they're 6' apart .. Right of the people to peaceably assemble and all that?
    Not that I condone anyone assembling right now, but when some 'group' gets nailed by the cops and it turns into a fight and all other matters of inevitability .. then what?
    From todays local paper.

    Government is infringing on our right to assemble
    Phil Mooney


    I watched the governor’s daily news cast today. I was forced to because my tv channel interrupted what I was watching! By taking advantage of free coverage, because a Democrat never wastes a crisis, especially during an election year, he gets free TV all over the state. I believe he has finally pushed his toes just over the line set by the Constitution of the United States and the First Amendment: “Government shall make no law prohibiting the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

    I am to stay in my house except for certain priority travel (who gets to make that distinction?) like to get food, or go to the hospital or pharmacy. Are the sheriff, police or highway patrol going to pull me over for going to the store for a pack of corn seeds. Need them to plant my garden! What if I and 10 of my friends want to stand in front of the courthouse and have a cigar? Or talk about the novel “1984,” by George Orwell? That and the Constitution make for good reading in this climate of repression. What’s next, calling for martial law?
    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Vail chair 5, I believe
    Cool. Remind me to never go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    So wait, is smoking bad? Or good

    I'm confused

    I bet that hipster that can't pay his rent smokes.
    That fuckin guy. And he's got money for Pellegrino, the fuck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Meathelmet View Post
    Sweden does not differ that much from other European countries with remote working etc. It is a (very) urbanised country with huge portion of workforce in office environment, which, to date, has not yet switched to remote working like its neighbouring countries, let alone imposed lockdowns and restrictions.
    Sweden is like the libertarian version of "Scandinavian Socialism" and their prevailing attitude is distinctively different from Fin/Nor/Den and this probable be due to that they don't have similar collective memory/trauma of WW2.

    Sweden is orderly in part because public and psychological reactions to acts of disorder are somewhat harsh and traumatic. Florida man behavior, at large, would be unexceptionable. Sweden is libertarian in the sense of what economists call state capacity but they have capable social structures, capable civil society, and capable social norms.

    Swedes also have high trust in government authority, their healthcare system, and even though they aren't on lockdown large percentages are social distancing, working from home, etc. (via google translate):

    "The Corona virus forces many Swedes to work from home, but Sweden has already had good conditions and a high degree of distance workers.

    Due to the new coronavirus and the spread of covid-19 disease, many Swedes are now experiencing a different working situation. The Public Health Authority has recently invited everyone who can work from home, especially in the Stockholm area."

    "Only 9% of Swedes have not changed behavior at all due to the Corona virus. Nearly half of Swedish workers stay home from work for some reason now. 21% are home from work due to illness or have milder illness that makes them stay home."

    https://internetstiftelsen.se/nyhete...WuUP7nVY_xNxZA

    https://novus.se/novus-coronastatus/

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    COVID-19 Stockholm Syndrome?
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    @mv: Ron Johnson still thinks global warming's not a thing, maybe go type at him for a little while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    From todays local paper.
    Nothing beats a local paper for amateur constitutional analysis. Though the second amendment crowd would like it to be different, none of the rights in the bill of rights are absolute. You have freedom of speech, but you can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater as a joke and trigger panic. You have freedom of religion but that doesn't allow you to murder people who don't follow your religion. Etc. What right the state is limiting and why figure into a set of fairly nuanced balancing tests. But generally, if you exercising a certain right would lead to thousands of people potentially dying, there's a good chance the state can limit your exercise of that right within the bounds of the constitution.

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    So, a young patient is lying in bed in the hospital with a respirator mask on, very sick. The nurse comes in to give him a sponge bath. He nods and says to her, "Nurse, could you please do me a favor? Could you tell me if my testicles are black?" The nurse says, oh, I'm just here to sponge your neck and feet, I really shouldn't. He says, "No, could you please tell me if my testicles are black?" She thinks about it, and decides to look and ease the poor young man's fever addled mind. She pulls down the covers, grabs his penis and gently examines his testicles, and says, No, your testicles look fine. He takes his mask off, says, "That was very nice, but, would you please tell me if my test results are back."

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    @iceman, take it easy old timer. This is not a dinner party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cravenmorhead View Post
    Nothing beats a local paper for amateur constitutional analysis. Though the second amendment crowd would like it to be different, none of the rights in the bill of rights are absolute. You have freedom of speech, but you can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater as a joke and trigger panic. You have freedom of religion but that doesn't allow you to murder people who don't follow your religion. Etc. What right the state is limiting and why figure into a set of fairly nuanced balancing tests. But generally, if you exercising a certain right would lead to thousands of people potentially dying, there's a good chance the state can limit your exercise of that right within the bounds of the constitution.
    "Sam Colt made all men equal."

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    I get a slight allergic reaction to edible cannabis (Pollen?) and still have some seasonal allergies. Every little cough and I worry itís onset of rat flu. No drink, no drugs for a while. Why take chances with respiratory and immune systems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    From todays local paper.

    Phil Mooney


    I watched the governor’s daily news cast today. I was forced to because my tv channel interrupted what I was watching! By taking advantage of free coverage, because a Democrat never wastes a crisis, especially during an election year, he gets free TV all over the state. I believe he has finally pushed his toes just over the line set by the Constitution of the United States and the First Amendment: “Government shall make no law prohibiting the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

    I am to stay in my house except for certain priority travel (who gets to make that distinction?) like to get food, or go to the hospital or pharmacy. Are the sheriff, police or highway patrol going to pull me over for going to the store for a pack of corn seeds. Need them to plant my garden! What if I and 10 of my friends want to stand in front of the courthouse and have a cigar? Or talk about the novel “1984,” by George Orwell? That and the Constitution make for good reading in this climate of repression. What’s next, calling for martial law?
    man shakes fist at cloud, everyone rolls eyes and laughs and says 'ok boomer'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    Life is not a movie. There are rules.
    but i wasn't over.

    Yea the more I thought about it .. I figure if there's an immediate safety concern.
    Like when people assemble blocking a highway, or starting a riot or other exceptions.

    (a riot .. is an ugly thssing .. and once you get one started ..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cravenmorhead View Post
    Nothing beats a local paper for amateur constitutional analysis. Though the second amendment crowd would like it to be different, none of the rights in the bill of rights are absolute. You have freedom of speech, but you can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater as a joke and trigger panic. You have freedom of religion but that doesn't allow you to murder people who don't follow your religion. Etc. What right the state is limiting and why figure into a set of fairly nuanced balancing tests. But generally, if you exercising a certain right would lead to thousands of people potentially dying, there's a good chance the state can limit your exercise of that right within the bounds of the constitution.
    Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.


    Backed by years of Supreme Court precedent.
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    Let's do some livin'
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    Anybody done: gogglesfordocs.com?
    Washington is not listed.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    That fuckin guy. And he's got money for Pellegrino, the fuck.

    The pellegrino cracks me up, because being a white collar redneck whenever I hunt game like pigs or today, turkey, I inevitably have a bottle of the stuff and my friends and family give me shit about it. So now I go out of my way to always have some.


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    https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/...s-meek/in-1348

    "Our practices, lost not as a direct result of epidemic mortality but the frantic effort to prevent it, seemed when we had access to them to be merely things we did, but can now be seen as substitutes for existential meaning: the office, the pub, the restaurant, the foreign holiday, the cruise. When you arenít going anywhere, the danger is that you might start seeing the way things are going. Just as medieval peasants wondered whether the world would end if they refused to give their lord their labour for free, we might find ourselves wondering why, if the world is capable of mustering so much financial and material firepower to fight Covid-19 and save businesses from going under, it canít muster it for other†purposes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cravenmorhead View Post
    Nothing beats a local paper for amateur constitutional analysis. Though the second amendment crowd would like it to be different, none of the rights in the bill of rights are absolute. You have freedom of speech, but you can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater as a joke and trigger panic. You have freedom of religion but that doesn't allow you to murder people who don't follow your religion. Etc. What right the state is limiting and why figure into a set of fairly nuanced balancing tests. But generally, if you exercising a certain right would lead to thousands of people potentially dying, there's a good chance the state can limit your exercise of that right within the bounds of the constitution.
    Once they finally caught Typhoid Mary she was confined for life... No constitutional crisis.
    what's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?

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    It would be interesting to break out the impact of social distancing vs. lagging test results on new cases recorded. If the reality of testing in SC is any indication nationwide, there are tens of thousands of tests taken more than a week ago that haven't been processed. That could confound the effectiveness of social distancing in the near term. True attribution could be worked out down the road if test dates are available but it doesn't seem like this is reflected in case count trackers currently publicized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/...s-meek/in-1348

    "Our practices, lost not as a direct result of epidemic mortality but the frantic effort to prevent it, seemed when we had access to them to be merely things we did, but can now be seen as substitutes for existential meaning: the office, the pub, the restaurant, the foreign holiday, the cruise. When you arenít going anywhere, the danger is that you might start seeing the way things are going. Just as medieval peasants wondered whether the world would end if they refused to give their lord their labour for free, we might find ourselves wondering why, if the world is capable of mustering so much financial and material firepower to fight Covid-19 and save businesses from going under, it canít muster it for other†purposes."
    Great quote. I always ascribe to not making life changing decisions in the heat of stressful situations, but weíd be naive to think a whole bunch of people are effectively deprogramming themselves from the hive mind of modern society and will question just what they had been going on for the last 30 years or so.

    Out of all the chaos, the wife and I like eating together again as a family with no after school crap and superfluous demands. Sure Iíd like my sociable time back, but I like others not having a hold of my time either.

    Itís like I didnít have to learn the power of saying no. That decision was made for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    COVID-19 Stockholm Syndrome?
    Yes!
    ďLife has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.Ē
    Hunter S. Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    <snip> whenever I hunt game like pigs
    Did someone mention cinghiale?

    Mmmm... cinghiale.


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    Can someone please take out the florida gov already......wtf dude.

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