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7 minutes ago, Bhigdog said:

I'll be very surprised if at some point in the future this entire "crisis"  isn't the subject of case studies, college courses, and doctorate dissertations on the causes and results of mass hysteria............Bob

 

 

Classes are going on at this moment.

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Gas prices aren't going to matter much when we aren't allowed to drive anywhere even work. 

 

Now is that person still rolling their eyes that did yesterday when I posted we can't picnic in the park and they'll probaby not let us drive wanyehre before it's over.  Now I know that's not all over,  but boy things are getting out of hand fast. 

At this rate atleast the constitution will have one last gasp as a piece of toilet paper before it's flushed away. 

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13 minutes ago, auburnseeker said:

Gas prices aren't going to matter much when we aren't allowed to drive anywhere even work. 

 

Maybe now is a good time to fill all the antique cars

with some inexpensive gas.  A full tank should last a while

in the antiques!

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Cant register either of them,  they just closed DMV.   I guess since they are just making up laws as they go along,  since it's insured,  no reason I can't drive on the old owner's YOM plates from ME since I can't register it.  Might as well make our own laws as well. 

The new crop of lawyers are going to have work for years. 

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3 hours ago, Bhigdog said:

I don't get it. I read the papers, even the local rag,  and I read about empty shelves, melees in the aisles over water and paper, meat coolers stripped bare. So I go to my local supermarket Friday and pick up everything that I want including TP. I went again Sunday and found everything I wanted. No pushing. Nothing marked up. I went again today. Some shelves looked picked over but all the paper towels and cleaning supplies you wanted. Meat shelves well stocked. Bacon on sale. Even had two pallets of bottled water sitting out.

Our governor has "ordered" all restaurants closed except for take out. OK I guess. Then today he "ordered" all of the State liquor stores closed starting this evening until further notice. Since you can't drink inside of a State store aren't they, by definition, "take out".....Duh!  I read in the paper of lines around the block trying to buy booze and wine before the shut down.

I figured I better stock up on some nice Scotch for the duration of the madness.

Hopped in the car, drove to town,  expecting to get in a fist fight over the last bottle of Glenlivet. Nope! Walked right in the store, bought everything I wanted. No line at the check out. Nice young man carried my "supplies" out to the car for me.

I'm beginning to think that Chicken Little is in charge.

I'll be very surprised if at some point in the future this entire "crisis"  isn't the subject of case studies, college courses, and doctorate dissertations on the causes and results of mass hysteria............Bob

 

 

 

I was at our local " Super Store " , not quite as cheap as Costco but much wider selection and no membership fee. Monday { yesterday }was a waste of time , many empty shelves . I went home after about 5 minutes. This morning was much better, still some empty shelves but probably 80% of the bare ones had been re- stocked overnight.

Costco is on my way, the parking lot was a zoo both yesterday and today so I can imagine the inside of the store was as well.

 

Greg in Canada

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oil at 25. a barrel today. russia putting the curse on export oil. we should see 20. within the week.

 

saudis can pull up at a cost of 7. a barrel.  our frackers are going to go under at this rate.............

 

as John says- fill up you antiques and go for a drive!

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As long as the supply chain (I.e. truckers) keeps moving, the shelves will be restocked.

 

I heard that the gub’mint is buying cheap oil from overseas to fill up our reserves, so not all is lost.  Gas hovering slightly over two bucks in Virginia.

 

Just think, one little virus bug mutating in a Petri dish has shut the world down....

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35 minutes ago, trimacar said:

Just think, one little virus bug mutating in a Petri dish has shut the world down....

 

And, moreso, mutating in people's minds.

Great fear and dreadful expectations have

resulted in the actions the world has taken.

 

People are willingly giving up their rights to

seemingly responsible government officials,

in effect instituting martial law:

---The right peaceably to assemble (including

     antique-car hobby events)

---Freedom of religion (some services are canceled)

---Freedom to move about (in some foreign countries)

---The right of free trade (some venues such as

     restaurants have been closed in some locations).

 

Here on the forum, we're aware, we're alert.

But at least we have plenty of in-home activities to enjoy

as we work on our cars and greet springtime with short

scenic drives.

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well, this is a great time to just go and enjoy the car hobby at home. Something you wtd to get done? now is the time.

 

tell the boss you are home working off your computer.......... throw him some fake numbers and go have a beer in the garage and get a little dirty!!!!!!

 

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image.thumb.png.37ac356ea7e1ef6a0c040ef6cda171fc.pngSTEVE SAID HE IS ALL IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  just dont tell the wife!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Relax, ladies. A short-term shortage of sundries and a sternly-worded suggestion that you not go out and spread disease isn't a Constitution-shredding event.

 

How fragile have we become as a nation if this is all it takes to make us whimper?

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I saw this Headline it could be just a story.

 

US government is 'in talks with Facebook and Google' about tracking the location of citizens using their smartphones during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure they are practicing social distancing

  • Data collected by tech giants on users' location could help track the deadly virus
  • It would be completely anonymous and then sent to officials as a map or data
  • The data could then be used to see where groups of people are gathering
  • No specific details have been revealed into how it would work or if it is working 
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In some states they are closing all liquor stores.  Now that doesn't matter to me as I don't drink,  but wow they are ushering in prohibition right along side everything else.  Someone said welcome to the 20's and wasn't kidding. I have yet to see much congregating at liquor stores.  Coffee shops yes but in out town they leave the car running while they run in for their spirits, back out and off they go home. 

 

This is only scary in that it shows what they can accomplish this quickly in relation to limiting of rights and controlling business,  which once you control some,  you will control most of it.  Guys like you Matt see it as when they put the brakes on many peoples incolme it directly effects almost all but the most essential retailers. 

I still say no one has crunched the numbers hard enough nor has all the Data to se how many trillions of dollars the US has already lost.  It's still spreading or we are atleast seeing the true extent of cases  (most likely) so they will keep us locked down until there is no spread.  That's a long way down the road unless we get a really hot spring and the virus can't handle it. 

 

The perfect storm no one could have predicted.  Especially the media hype and spin.  

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Bringing this back on topic a bit, after the financial downturn in 2008-2011 there was a collapse in the market for those items that can be described as adult "toys". Things like RV's, boats, snow machines (in this part of the country) and unfortunately antique and classic cars and trucks all took a hit in the marketplace and prices took a nosedive. The good news is if you had the cash available it was a buyers market and bargains were to be had. I suspect the same thing will happen with this downturn, only the extent of the downturn is unknown at this time and for a while I suspect folks will be holding on to their cash until things settle down.  

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CANADIAN/US BORDER NOW GETT ING READY TO CLOSE..............................................

 

 

Relax, ladies.           yes Matt- I want a Rolex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  🙂

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Look at the bright side.

We don't have to listen to the daily climate change sky is falling hysteria, at least for awhile anyway.

Living in a semi rural area I'm free to roam around. Gas is cheap. I'll likely take the the wife and dogs out for a Sunday (Wednesday) drive just to blow the stink off ourselves.

Do feel sorry for the folks stuck in cities cooped up with hyper kids bored out of their minds.

I predict an uptick in both the divorce and birth rate.

Your results may vary..............Bob

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Has little effect on me since rarely go out anyway, was a telecommuter for years. Am pretty well stocked except for banannas, have over a month of cat fud.. At 3am Amazon had paper towels available. May hit 90 today, are having a very warm spring and am told the virus does not like warm weather.

 

OTOH Florida has always been dependent on tourist dollars to survive, suspect will lose many local businesses. Latest orders have effectively shut down malls (many in Orlando) and restaurant row. Suspect the state losses have exceeded a billion$ already and Spring Break is essentially cancelled.

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5 minutes ago, padgett said:

am told the virus does not like warm weather.

By that logic, the Southern Hemisphere would have no problem as they are about to move from summer to autumn, but Australia seems to have a COVID-19 problem.....

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6 minutes ago, Grimy said:

By that logic, the Southern Hemisphere would have no problem as they are about to move from summer to autumn, but Australia seems to have a COVID-19 problem.....

Lots of people in Air conditioning though.  Just like in the winter up North trying to stay warm.  When you get that happy median temperature where it's too hot for the virus but not too hot to be outside,  that might help.  Lorts of open air things on a warm day might not be bad.  Might as well guess like the pros at this point.  Atleast my guessing is hopeful unlike their worst case scenarios. 

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Just as a side note, I have been using MERV-13 filters in my AC for years.

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3 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

Lots of people in Air conditioning though.  Just like in the winter up North trying to stay warm.  When you get that happy median temperature where it's too hot for the virus but not too hot to be outside,  that might help.  Lorts of open air things on a warm day might not be bad.  Might as well guess like the pros at this point.  Atleast my guessing is hopeful unlike their worst case scenarios. 

 

The scientists don't think it's likely that the virus spread will vary much depending on the weather.  https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/science-and-technology/when-will-coronavirus-end-peak-be-over-uk-summer-trump

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I would argue with them even though I'm not a scientist.  Sometimes common sense is lost in education.   If sun kills it and dry conditions don't support it (most likely the case as well as any dry wind blowing it onto surfaces that nay be hot enough to kill it in short order so it's not suspended in the air) then it is a less favorable environment than a moist 50 degree environment with no sun like our winter and spring / fall conditions. 

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8 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

 

How fragile have we become as a nation if this is all it takes to make us whimper?

 

Except I'm not so sure it's the "public" that is wimpering rather than our "leaders", scared shitless they will be left behind in the Sky is Falling race, enacting ever more draconian edicts in order to demonstrate "LEADERSHIP".

"I'll see your school closing and raise you my liquor store shut down".................Oy Vey!..........Bob

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Meanwhile Working From Home has some family members very confused....

 

Got an email from one of the parts vendors today with Coronavirus updates.  It notes parts stocking status could be impacted by their wholesald supplier and asks for patience.  I get it, strange times for all.  Everyone is reacting.

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