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  1. #21751
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    This years revenue that isn't being generated won't be there for next years programs and facilities. Next years revenue therefore won't be available going forward...
    At some point you've got to accept the hit and move on. Maybe defunding the police will free up some property tax dollars.

    Seattle has decided to keep all city run pools closed this summer, but lifeguarded beaches are opening today. As of today I'd be awfully surprised if pools reopen in the fall, but that's based on the COVID-19 numbers, not economics. We really are a third world country if cities have to shutter all their parks & rec facilities long term due to this.

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    Logic tells me that swimming pool Chlorine would be hard on the virus.
    Does my logic come close to reality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    I'm interested in the Stark mask as it appears to be glasses-friendly. Fog has been the bane of my mask wearing. KQ, have you found the Starks mask plays nicely with eyewear?
    For my readers at the grocery store it works well. As I said you need to have the fold-up nose piece high on your bridge and then snug your glasses over it. I don't have much of a bridge to my nose (small nose) so I added cord locks to tighten the mask more across my face.

    Starks is selling cord locks now in sets of 5 (10 locks total) or you might just steal some off an old jacket or duffle bag. Not sure if this still works but they sent me this coupon code in an email the other day: Save $3 on cord locks with this Coupon Code: 3OFFCORD

    I found they work best if you have them down towards the bottom of the ear loop so they don't bulk up behind your ear:

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    when I ordered my Stark's mask they didn't offer cord locks so I bought these from Amazon:

    Shapenty Plastic Toggle Single Hole Spring Loaded Elastic Drawstring Rope Cord Locks

    I bought these kind of "locks" for masks that have thin elastic straps:

    100 PCS Cord Locks Silicone PVC Toggles for Drawstrings, Adjustable Lanyard Buckle Barrel Connectors, Elastic Cord Adjuster Non Slip Stopper

    And if you're looking for a long cord lock rather than a ball shape I got these (I need some to replace broken ones so figured what the heck - cord included was a bonus.)

    50 Pcs Plastic Cord Locks End Spring Toggle Stopper Single Hole String Cord Locks and Elastic Bungee Cord Crafting Stretch String for Drawstrings, Bags, Shoelaces, Clothing


    Mr. Mike picked up some Stark's the other day. Have not heard how he likes them but maybe PM him if you're interested or perhaps he'll chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdrhound View Post
    Logic tells me that swimming pool Chlorine would be hard on the virus.
    Does my logic come close to reality?
    Report on the TV said yes but there are other areas that pose a risk to spreading plus with kids there tends to be a lack of social distancing and spray of dropplets when clearing your nose mouth after coming up from underwater.
    When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something." Rep. John Lewis


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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    At some point you've got to accept the hit and move on. Maybe defunding the police will free up some property tax dollars.

    Seattle has decided to keep all city run pools closed this summer, but lifeguarded beaches are opening today. As of today I'd be awfully surprised if pools reopen in the fall, but that's based on the COVID-19 numbers, not economics. We really are a third world country if cities have to shutter all their parks & rec facilities long term due to this.
    We're lucky here. Our local pool opened with a 25 person limit and reservations. We went last weekend and it was easy to stay 10, 15, 20 feet away from everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkendrenchman View Post
    We're lucky here. Our local pool opened with a 25 person limit and reservations. We went last weekend and it was easy to stay 10, 15, 20 feet away from everyone else.
    There are a few public pools open around here and it's the same deal: very limited capacity enforced and you need to reserve a time. You show up ready to swim and leave when you exit the pool. No changing rooms available. It sounds pretty safe, but I'm still hesitant to swim in an indoor pool yet. Yes, chlorine will kill the virus, but that's not going to help with people breathing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    Dallas fucking blows. Good luck getting home.
    Fify

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I like this idea. I'd actually favor zero tolerance, but this will do (assuming they are actually going to enforce it):

    Alaska Airlines plans to give passengers yellow cards for refusing to wear masks as a coronavirus precaution

    https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...us-precaution/
    At the time you purchase a ticket it should be asked if you will comply with wearing a mask.

    If you check “no” you go in the Covid Class. A section of the plane for all the maskless. Then have a clear plastic divider between sections.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    At the time you purchase a ticket it should be asked if you will comply with wearing a mask.

    If you check “no” you go in the Covid Class. A section of the plane for all the maskless. Then have a clear plastic divider between sections.
    I'm sure all the flight attendants would be champing at the bit to work in Covid class. And of course we'd all be breathing Covid class' air!

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    Just sent them entry. Delta was pretty clear on my flight that if you don't mask, you don't fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    At some point you've got to accept the hit and move on. Maybe defunding the police will free up some property tax dollars.

    Seattle has decided to keep all city run pools closed this summer, but lifeguarded beaches are opening today. As of today I'd be awfully surprised if pools reopen in the fall, but that's based on the COVID-19 numbers, not economics. We really are a third world country if cities have to shutter all their parks & rec facilities long term due to this.
    Shoreline pool closed for good. They were slated to close it eventually after the new aquatic center got voted down but they decided to kill it off early with Covid as the excuse. Shame as divegirl was really liking teaching diving there for the city rec program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegoSkier View Post
    Shoreline pool closed for good. They were slated to close it eventually after the new aquatic center got voted down but they decided to kill it off early with Covid as the excuse. Shame as divegirl was really liking teaching diving there for the city rec program.
    Funny you mention this because was just talking about this with someone I was swimming with at Green Lake yesterday. I think it really sucks because that pool is hardly a disaster right now. I was swimming there quite a bit last year when my normal pool was down for repairs. Maybe there were serious problems that weren't really apparent to users of the pool. Still sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cono Este View Post
    At a title company they had me sign a Covid -19 document indicating I had not traveled had no symptoms. Etc.

    My response was to ask them if they have traveled etc. and the smart fuckers were shocked I’d asked when they have me signing.


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    Lol
    That’s like the fuckers en masque behind Plexi that want you to sign credit card receipt with the community pen of contamination
    Fuck that
    I ain’t touching that toilet seat scribe
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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I'm sure all the flight attendants would be champing at the bit to work in Covid class. And of course we'd all be breathing Covid class' air!
    Covid class doesn't get flight attendant service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    <snip> We really are a third world country
    I think, at this point, despite being the wealthiest country the world has EVER known, that you'd be hard pressed to make a coherent argument AGAINST us being 3rd-world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    I think, at this point, despite being the wealthiest country the world has EVER known, that you'd be hard pressed to make a coherent argument AGAINST us being 3rd-world.


    And just wait five years to seal the deal. Local, county, and state budgets getting hit hard. Mayors and governors slashing billions from budgets at the moment, and our infrastructure was already a disgrace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    And just wait five years to seal the deal. Local, county, and state budgets getting hit hard. Mayors and governors slashing billions from budgets at the moment, and our infrastructure was already a disgrace.
    And when the BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR money machine nonsense starts to destroy the dollar... party time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    I think, at this point, despite being the wealthiest country the world has EVER known, that you'd be hard pressed to make a coherent argument AGAINST us being 3rd-world.

    We've become a shithole country. Is America great again yet?

    This should be a massive embarrassment to everyone who has anything to do with running this country but of course it's not. Oh well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    And just wait five years to seal the deal. Local, county, and state budgets getting hit hard. Mayors and governors slashing billions from budgets at the moment, and our infrastructure was already a disgrace.
    Ahhhhh but the legal cannabis states are gonna have an edge. Other governors criticized Inslee for keeping the cannabis stores open but I'm willing to bet tax revenue from sales was/is quite helpful.
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    The Chinese century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    We've become a shithole country. Is America great again yet?

    This should be a massive embarrassment to everyone who has anything to do with running this country but of course it's not. Oh well.
    I'm pretty much here as well. "Oh well" is a shitty attitude to have as a responsible citizen of our formerly-great nation, but here we are.

    I guess I'll just continue to bake sourdough ciabatti, make fresh mozzarella, and tend my garden. Oh, and drink booze and eat THC to ease my passage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    I'm pretty much here as well. "Oh well" is a shitty attitude to have as a responsible citizen of our formerly-great nation, but here we are.

    I guess I'll just continue to bake sourdough ciabatti, make fresh mozzarella, and tend my garden. Oh, and drink booze and eat THC to ease my passage.
    Fresh mutz? Where's you learn that?

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    Uh oh Benny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    I'm pretty much here as well. "Oh well" is a shitty attitude to have as a responsible citizen of our formerly-great nation, but here we are.

    I guess I'll just continue to bake sourdough ciabatti, make fresh mozzarella, and tend my garden. Oh, and drink booze and eat THC to ease my passage.
    We're living parallel lives!


    Did you see this girl? She doesn't know how she got it... huh. Must have been a door handle.

    This 23-year-old Texas woman took precautions and still got the coronavirus

    Peyton Chesser wasn't taking chances when the coronavirus pandemic locked down the country in March. The 23-year-old Houston woman stayed home, even conceding grocery pickups to her roommate.

    After Texas' stay-at home order ended April 30 and some businesses opened, she cautiously ventured out. Even though early data showed Covid-19 was most dangerous for older people, Chesser was careful, she told CNN's Erica Hill on Wednesday.

    "I wasn't going to crowded restaurants. I wasn't going to crowded places in general (or) social settings," she recalled.

    She resumed grocery trips and even went back to a gym. And right around then, to her frustration, she came down with Covid-19. She still doesn't know where she picked it up.

    "That was one of the first things that I said, was, 'How could I have possibly gotten this?'" Chesser said. "I was so anxious about getting it since this all started in March, February."
    When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something." Rep. John Lewis


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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    We're living parallel lives!


    Did you see this girl? She doesn't know how she got it... huh. Must have been a door handle.

    This 23-year-old Texas woman took precautions and still got the coronavirus

    Peyton Chesser wasn't taking chances when the coronavirus pandemic locked down the country in March. The 23-year-old Houston woman stayed home, even conceding grocery pickups to her roommate.

    After Texas' stay-at home order ended April 30 and some businesses opened, she cautiously ventured out. Even though early data showed Covid-19 was most dangerous for older people, Chesser was careful, she told CNN's Erica Hill on Wednesday.

    "I wasn't going to crowded restaurants. I wasn't going to crowded places in general (or) social settings," she recalled.

    She resumed grocery trips and even went back to a gym. And right around then, to her frustration, she came down with Covid-19. She still doesn't know where she picked it up.

    "That was one of the first things that I said, was, 'How could I have possibly gotten this?'" Chesser said. "I was so anxious about getting it since this all started in March, February."
    These days I'm constantly reminded of the Carlin line. “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

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