So much rain

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 10, 2020 - 9:05am

Why now?

Is the lord trying to keep CV active.

Pop ur society is much more fragile than even i thought.

I can now imagine the end of the us.

Submitted by svelte on April 10, 2020 - 9:12am.

This country has been through the Civil War, World War 1, The Great Depression, and World War 2.

The magnitude of any of those events is many times worse than a little virus and rain. And we recovered from all of them.

2020 has knocked us down a couple of pegs, but this perturbed society to a much less degree than those other events.

I am ready for some sunshine!

Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 10, 2020 - 9:43am.

svelte wrote:
This country has been through the Civil War, World War 1, The Great Depression, and World War 2.

The magnitude of any of those events is many times worse than a little virus and rain. And we recovered from all of them.

2020 has knocked us down a couple of pegs, but this perturbed society to a much less degree than those other events.

I am ready for some sunshine!

We had a good run. I'd say it's all over. The end will likely come in some silly way, like this old guy I knew who fell off a ladder.

The us will probably implode from a hangnail.

Or a slightly worse virus, some environmental issue and a decent earthquake.

I feel like society is about as stable as a sandcastle on the beach.

Submitted by Coronita on April 10, 2020 - 9:53am.

You guys are so negative. I look at it differently....
Free car wash... I'm moving some of my cars out of the garage as we speak.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on April 10, 2020 - 10:27am.

scaredyclassic wrote:
svelte wrote:
This country has been through the Civil War, World War 1, The Great Depression, and World War 2.

The magnitude of any of those events is many times worse than a little virus and rain. And we recovered from all of them.

2020 has knocked us down a couple of pegs, but this perturbed society to a much less degree than those other events.

I am ready for some sunshine!

We had a good run. I'd say it's all over. The end will likely come in some silly way, like this old guy I knew who fell off a ladder.

The us will probably implode from a hangnail.

Or a slightly worse virus, some environmental issue and a decent earthquake.

I feel like society is about as stable as a sandcastle on the beach.

I was thinking that same thing. The virus has exposed so many fissures in our society.

Svelte, Covid may cause a depression greater than the Great Depression in terms of % GDP loss. Thankfully, we have better means of dealing with that. We will see....

Over time, the Great Depression wasn’t that bad, but people were scarred for life. And a new world order emerged.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_De...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 10, 2020 - 10:47am.

Coronita wrote:
You guys are so negative. I look at it differently....
Free car wash... I'm moving some of my cars out of the garage as we speak.

Maybe.

But this relatively small event causes 10 perc. Unemployment.

Would it really take a lot to send us to 30 or 40 perc. Unemployment.

If half the country were out of work, I'm not sure what america would look like.

One thing i know for sure, you wouldnt be happy about a free car wash.

We start from no social cohesion. People distrust each other. Hell, I really dont trust people. Frankly I think most people are nuts.

I think humans may also be significantly dumber and less robust nowadays with higher expectations.

15 perc chance shit gets ugly.

I'm kind of wondering if the signs are all around us and we just dont see, kinda of like how I though CV was nothing like, just last month
...

Submitted by sdduuuude on April 10, 2020 - 10:49am.

I thought humidity was harder on the virus than dry.

Cool and dry - happy virus, sad people
Warm and humid - sad virus, happy people.

Is that not right ?

Submitted by sdduuuude on April 10, 2020 - 10:53am.

svelte wrote:
This country has been through the Civil War, World War 1, The Great Depression, and World War 2.

The magnitude of any of those events is many times worse than a little virus and rain. And we recovered from all of them.

2020 has knocked us down a couple of pegs, but this perturbed society to a much less degree than those other events.

I am ready for some sunshine!

In San Diego, a total of 6 people under the age of 60 have died.

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/d...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 10, 2020 - 10:53am.

sdduuuude wrote:
I thought humidity was harder on the virus than dry.

Cool and dry - happy virus, sad people
Warm and humid - sad virus, happy people.

Is that not right ?

wait, maybe you're right.

I feel better

Submitted by Coronita on April 10, 2020 - 11:00am.

scaredyclassic wrote:
Coronita wrote:
You guys are so negative. I look at it differently....
Free car wash... I'm moving some of my cars out of the garage as we speak.

Maybe.

But this relatively small event causes 10 perc. Unemployment.

Would it really take a lot to send us to 30 or 40 perc. Unemployment.

If half the country were out of work, I'm not sure what america would look like.
One thong o know for sure, you wouldnt be happy about a free car wash.

We start from no social cohesion. People distrust each other.

I think humans may also be significantly dumber and less robust nowadays with higher expectations.

15 perc chance shit gets ugly.

I'm kind of wondering if the signs are all around us and we just dont see, kinda of like how I though CV was nothing like, just last month
...

No point worrying about things you have no control over. Some folks were already on borrowed time to begin with, many of us don't even know we are on borrowed time, especially the ones that are health fanatics that think that magically they are immune to the randomness of some cancer, tumors, viruses, and infections. You read about some of the most fittest and healthiest people out of nowhere get a heart attack and die. Sheryl Sandberg's former husband, of all things that could have killed him, died from Arrhythmia while exercising on a treadmill. What's worse? Dying with everyone else, or being the last one and watching everyone else die around you... I'll pick door #1 please.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 10, 2020 - 11:18am.

Coronita wrote:
scaredyclassic wrote:
Coronita wrote:
You guys are so negative. I look at it differently....
Free car wash... I'm moving some of my cars out of the garage as we speak.

Maybe.

But this relatively small event causes 10 perc. Unemployment.

Would it really take a lot to send us to 30 or 40 perc. Unemployment.

If half the country were out of work, I'm not sure what america would look like.
One thong o know for sure, you wouldnt be happy about a free car wash.

We start from no social cohesion. People distrust each other.

I think humans may also be significantly dumber and less robust nowadays with higher expectations.

15 perc chance shit gets ugly.

I'm kind of wondering if the signs are all around us and we just dont see, kinda of like how I though CV was nothing like, just last month
...

No point worrying about things you have no control over. Some folks were already on borrowed time to begin with, many of us don't even know we are on borrowed time, especially the ones that are health fanatics that think that magically they are immune to the randomness of some cancer, tumors, viruses, and infections. You read about some of the most fittest and healthiest people out of nowhere get a heart attack and die. Sheryl Sandberg's former husband, of all things that could have killed him, died from Arrhythmia while exercising on a treadmill. What's worse? Dying with everyone else, or being the last one and watching everyone else die around you... I'll pick door #1 please.

But people do have control over being prepared for bad times. Its shocking how overextended people I know are.

Submitted by Coronita on April 10, 2020 - 11:38am.

scaredyclassic wrote:

But people do have control over being prepared for bad times. Its shocking how overextended people I know are.

Yes, but this is America. Buy now pay later. You are a miser, as I'm pretty sure most people on this board are. But, that's like 20-25% of the population.

The 75-80% of the population that cannot manage their finances creates a lot of opportunities for the rest of us. If the majority of the population were to actually act like we do, businesses would not nearly do as well as they do here in the states. That's how's its been, that's how it will continue to be.

There are some people that just have bad luck, those people are unfortunate. But those aren't in the majority.

Submitted by svelte on April 10, 2020 - 11:46am.

We aren't heading into uncharted waters.

This has all happened before, right here in San Diego...in 1918.

We can look at that to determine the likely effects this go-round.

As sd dude points out, there aren't even that many deaths here in san diego so far!

Take a deep breath. We'll be just fine in the long run. Short term pain for long term gain.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 10, 2020 - 2:03pm.

Coronita wrote:
scaredyclassic wrote:

But people do have control over being prepared for bad times. Its shocking how overextended people I know are.

Yes, but this is America. Buy now pay later. You are a miser, as I'm pretty sure most people on this board are. But, that's like 20-25% of the population.

The 75-80% of the population that cannot manage their finances creates a lot of opportunities for the rest of us. If the majority of the population were to actually act like we do, businesses would not nearly do as well as they do here in the states. That's how's its been, that's how it will continue to be.

There are some people that just have bad luck, those people are unfortunate. But those aren't in the majority.

You're right. I'm getting cheaper all the time. No soap, no showers. Large serving of oatmeal for breakfast/lunch. Only used clothing.

This lockdown does make the idea of going out with cash and spending it seem like a distant dream.

Just stay home and eat your oats

Submitted by svelte on April 10, 2020 - 2:23pm.

Perhaps some music will soothe your soul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czbS6qa9RU

Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 10, 2020 - 4:09pm.

svelte wrote:
Perhaps some music will soothe your soul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czbS6qa9RU

Nope.
Didnt work.
But wait, this one did

https://open.spotify.com/track/74EiaLmta...

Songs most likely to cheer me up are probably, split kick with art blakey and clifford brown, the introducer of the act always puts a smile on my face...such a funny intro

Terrapin station...

And most Charles mingus

Submitted by Coronita on April 10, 2020 - 5:55pm.

Scardey, get a hobby. My problem is I have too many hobbies, I wish I had more free time. I don't mind staying home at all. sir forces me to do things I would never make time to do that I enjoy doing

Submitted by svelte on April 11, 2020 - 8:38am.

scaredyclassic wrote:

But wait, this one did

https://open.spotify.com/track/74EiaLmta...

Nice!

Submitted by svelte on April 11, 2020 - 8:51am.

Coronita wrote:
Scardey, get a hobby. My problem is I have too many hobbies, I wish I had more free time. I don't mind staying home at all. sir forces me to do things I would never make time to do that I enjoy doing

I agree. I'm crossing things off my list that probably wouldn't have been crossed off for another year.

And getting out in the sunshine today!

Submitted by phaster on April 11, 2020 - 4:18pm.

the weather w/ so much rain has been rather weird,... or perhaps its normal for where we are?!

Quote:

The eco-extremists who have found something to like in the coronavirus
April 4, 2020

Just as some hard-core partisans apparently view the coronavirus pandemic as just one more excuse to attack their political opponents, some fringe members of the environmental movement are also eyeing the public health emergency as an opportunity. They see the shuttering of modern industry, the grounding of airplanes, the mothballing of cruise ships and the faltering demand for gasoline as positives, which, if they persist, promise a more “sustainable” economy and society. Some enviro-geniuses have even created a label for the great socioeconomic unraveling that they seek: they call it "degrowth.”

...others, like Bloomberg columnist James Gibney, see the coronavirus as a form of divine intervention in favor of Mother Earth; he tweeted: “Coronavirus is God's way of getting us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-no-v...

Quote:

L.A.’s Air Quality Is Better Than It’s Been in Decades

...‪Last month, Los Angeles experienced the longest stretch of days of “good” air since at least 1980. The federal agency’s online data goes back no further, but one expert suspects that L.A.’s air hasn’t been this clean since around the time the United States entered the Second World War.

www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/air-quality-...

Quote:

The Pandemic Is Turning the Natural World Upside Down

...In a bittersweet twist, the surreal slowdown of life as we know it has presented researchers with a rare opportunity to study the modern world under some truly bizarre conditions, and they’re scrambling to collect as much data as they can. Here are four ways the pandemic is being felt across land, air, and sea.

THERE’S LESS RUMBLING ON THE SURFACE
THERE’S LESS AIR POLLUTION
CITY SOUNDSCAPES ARE CHANGING
THE OCEANS ARE PROBABLY QUIETER, TOO

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020...

WRT LESS AIR POLLUTION,... I am pretty sure covid-19 weather data will confirm without a shadow of a doubt that GLOBAL DIMMING is a man made phenomenon

https://www.piggington.com/climate_chang...

BUT physics gut tells me the "delta" between day and nighttime temperatures will not be as great as the 2001 period because the northern hemisphere has less heat soaking (i.e. summer time in the northern hemisphere when days have long exposure to sunlight) and most likely there will be more precipitation

www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04...

bottom line

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 12, 2020 - 7:25am.

It does make one wonder if there could be a better way

Submitted by phaster on April 16, 2020 - 4:20pm.

^^^

perhaps this clusterfuck is necessary for people to wake up to the fact that climate change is a big problem that needs to be addressed head on!!!

seems when times are good people don't want to hear bad news because they don't want anything to kill the happy mood BUT according to research when people are in a bad mood they might be more willing to listen and have an open mind about bad news???

Quote:

The Ostrich Effect

...Information aversion is one of many, many domains where human behavior seems to deviate from the models of economists. Instead of doing the rational thing, learning as much as possible about something, many of us do the opposite. We stick our heads in the sand. And this is true for more than just financial information.

...The bigger the potential good news, the more likely volunteers were to pay. The studies show that people are hungry for information when information is pleasant.

...just as the researchers had expected, volunteers were more likely to pay money to avoid getting highly unpleasant information

...Another thing the researchers found - students who were in a good mood were more likely to avoid information than those in a bad mood. This may seem surprising, but it actually makes complete sense. When you're in a good mood, do you really want to ruin how you feel

www.npr.org/2018/08/06/636133086/you-2-0...

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