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1 hour ago, flytire said:

my nephews friend was robbed at knifepoint for----get this----a jug of orange juice

pathetic people out there. 👎

watch your back

Jeeze, I'm glad he is alright.  Most people that I know that have a carry permit are actually carrying right now.  That might have ended differently, over orange juice...  I agree people are nuts and even worse some are dangerously stupid.

One of the things that we can do and not have a whole lot of "social contact" is go fishing.  I'm blessed here in FL because I can do that year round without relying on "hard" water so I've been doing some ultra light spin fishing lately instead of fly fishy because of the gale force winds that have been prevalent as of late. I decided to go to Bass Pro yesterday to pick up some extra panfish jig bodies in case I can't in a few weeks.  Since I was already there and the neighborhood is in the midst of a racoon population explosion I went to grab some extra hollow point ammo in .223.  I found what I needed easily enough but I noticed not a single box of pistol ammo on the shelves.  Really? Are people expecting to shoot the virus?  I have a bad habit of not confining my inside my head voice enough and that comment got me some dirty looks from the line of people that I assume were reserving ammo from the next shipment.  Someone close to me looked at me with mirth and quietly said he thought people were afraid of looters.  I laughed and replied that looters tend to hit when everyone is away like during hurricanes, if things get bad it will pretty much be guaranteed everyone will be home.  More dirty looks.  At that point I felt it best to get on with my shopping before some white picket fence owning suburban prepper wannabe decided to get confrontational about it, not worth it despite the amusement it might have provided.  Besides I would not have been blameless since I made the comment to start with.

 

Swamp

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I was reading a post on Facebook yesterday by a friend of mine, who said he had gone to the grocery store, and an older women, 84 years old, approached an asked him if he would steal the water she was about to purchase. He said, all they had left was gallon jugs of water, and that the women told him she had been there earlier to shop, and two people took items out of her cart, including a case of bottled water. She said she left the store and came back later hoping that she could complete her shopping without getting mugged. 

He assured her, he wouldn't steal from her and, even placed the water in her cart for her. He made sure no one else bothered her or took what she had, and escorted her to her car after she had paid for her groceries. 

This crap is really getting nuts. What the heck is wrong with people? My wife went to town the other day & said it was quiet, and not many folks out in the stores. She only needed to get a few things, so wasn't there very long. Now, many shops are closed, and in a small town like we live in, we don't hear too much of this kind of crap going on anyway. 

Where I live, which is about 10 miles out of town, things are pretty normal. Most folks keep to themselves anyway, but neighbors are still helping neighbors when needed.  There hasn't been any cases of anyone being infected with this virus in our county either so far.

I hope all this passes quickly, I really don't want to have to start escorting my wife when she goes shopping.  

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22 hours ago, Swamp Fly said:

I found what I needed easily enough but I noticed not a single box of pistol ammo on the shelves.  Really?

Ah, sweet freedom.

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Yep preparing is one thing but this ridiculous panic is insane, things would have to be incredibly bad for people not to be the greatest threat to each other in a less than ideal situation.

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I saw a guy carrying a large bag full of toilet paper yesterday.  I had to ask him which store he got them from.  He told me, "Sorry, sir.  I'm just returning from the dry cleaners."

This virus' impact has been minuscule compared to the media attention and resultant mob mentality.  I am truly surprised we haven't heard more stories of looting and robberies, yet.  As you say, Vicente.  People cause more damage to each other than any pathogen can match.

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It is amazing how thin the line is between civilization and chaos.  This situation will get worse as the number of positives rise.

 

BTW, I don't put a lot of faith in the low numbers China is posting.  Also, our numbers are artificially low due to lack of testing.

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Super Centers in this area have gone from 24/7  to  6AM-11PM to 7AM-8:30PM and the shelves were still 1/2 empty Monday. Yesterday the nearest SC announced that they will reserve a couple hours on Tuesday mornings just for the elderly. 

One thing I noticed is there was still lots of fresh produce, even if all the canned vegetables were gone.  Looked like more stockers than usual putting less stuff back on the shelves. And I wonder how far up the supply chain the empty runs.

For what a true pandemic looks like, look up the Spanish influenza of 1918. Something like 6.5% of the world's population died. With this circus they are only talking about a tiny percentage of the population contracting the disease and then a small part of those dying.  

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i noticed the same thing in our local walmart and stop n shop grocery store regarding fresh produce. fully stocked

the fresh fish department had a very well stocked selection as well

paper and sanitizing products are hit and miss

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Yeah, the lack of people eating produce and fish points to our other, long term epidemic, obesity.

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Saw where they predict in 9 months a rash of births and when they reach puberty they will be called The Quaranteens!!!!

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Or, they'll find out that coronavirus also causes birth defects and anyone who caught it after conception ...  Like the thalidomide babies of the mid 1900's.

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15 hours ago, mikechell said:

Or, they'll find out that coronavirus also causes birth defects and anyone who caught it after conception ...  Like the thalidomide babies of the mid 1900's.

That thought had occurred to me.  The zika virus caused a rash of birth defects.  I hope this one doesn't, because a lot more people are going to get it.  

I suspect a lot of pregnant woman are going to be high-risk when round 2 comes around this fall (gestational diabetes, for one thing.)

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i survived a senior shopping hour at walmart this morning, went in, got what i wanted and got the hell out!

those white haired old ladies can fight you til death for a package of toilet paper! 👵🤪

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Yeah, must be about as dangerous as standing by the desert section of the buffet!  Those walkers turn into offensive weapons systems in a hurry.  I'm 6'3" at 210+ lbs and have been studying martial arts for over 40ys, those Broads scare me.  Discretion is definitely the better part of valor.  "Yes Ma'mm, please go right ahead I insist."  Never met a piece of pie that was worth getting cut off at the ankles.

Swamp

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