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Patton250 26 February 2020 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10407986)
Iím not immune. But Iíve lived a good life. If it happens that I go earlier than expected, Iím okay with that. Iím not rushing towards it. Nor do I want it. But Iím at peace with it too. Fearful? Yes, terrified. But itís part of the deal.

I also donít want to see others suffer. Especially my family and friends. But death is part of life. It comes to us all.

Ask google about Thanos and his theory. You will get a much better answer than I can give.

Humans are a plague on this planet. And an overall horrible species. Itís only a matter of time before the planet fights back in some way.

I donít think wiping out half of all life is the answer my friend. Besides when itís over and you see the total truth I guarantee you wonít be surprised. Upset, angry perhaps but not surprised. Besides in the end you get exactly what you want. :agree:

superdog 26 February 2020 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Patton250 (Post 10408009)
I donít think wiping out half of all life is the answer my friend. Besides when itís over and you see the total truth I guarantee you wonít be surprised. Upset, angry perhaps but not surprised. Besides in the end you get exactly what you want. :agree:

I agree itís not the best answer. But it is ďanĒ answer.

I do think we, as a species, are simply consuming too much. The planet cannot sustain.

But to be honest, Iím not sure what you are saying above. Iím trying to figure it out, I just donít get it.

77T 26 February 2020 11:41 AM

the Coronavirus outbreak thread
 
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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10407986)



Ask google about Thanos and his theory. You will get a much better answer than I can give.




Donít you mean Thanatos?

Thanos is a comic book character...



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Fleetlord 26 February 2020 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by 77T (Post 10407946)
An obvious question arose this morning about Amazon sellers.

https://www.wired.com/story/covid-19...price-gouging/

So I decided to check...here is what sellers are doing to keep the product price low...100 masks @ 59.99 ends up $250.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...51887a29.plist




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N95 are gone from pretty much everywhere, except, you guessed it...the grey market.

Too late unless you already have some in a prep kit.

I think they will be nice to have in the coming months. Especially in higher population density areas. The virus is essentially uncontainable and will be on everyoneís doorstep in due time.

superdog 26 February 2020 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by 77T (Post 10408036)
Donít you mean Thanatos?

Thanos is a comic book character...



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Even comic book characters can have theories.

77T 26 February 2020 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10408044)
Even comic book characters can have theories.



Are you serious or just kidding?


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superdog 26 February 2020 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by 77T (Post 10408047)
Are you serious or just kidding?


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Iím 100% serious.

77T 26 February 2020 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10408065)
Iím 100% serious.



ok


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Pantheon 26 February 2020 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10408065)
Iím 100% serious.

Overpopulation is definitely a very real problem

pickettt 26 February 2020 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10407986)
Iím not immune. But Iíve lived a good life. If it happens that I go earlier than expected, Iím okay with that. Iím not rushing towards it. Nor do I want it. But Iím at peace with it too. Fearful? Yes, terrified. But itís part of the deal.

Iím right there with you, except that Iím not fearful. At least not yet.

superdog 26 February 2020 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Pantheon (Post 10408076)
Overpopulation is definitely a very real problem

Truly it is.

We are consuming natural resources at an unprecedented rate. It simply canít continue. The math just doesnít work.

The oceans alone are at massive risk. And thatís just the beginning. Tip of the iceberg.

77T 26 February 2020 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Fleetlord (Post 10408037)
N95 are gone from pretty much everywhere, except, you guessed it...the grey market.



Too late unless you already have some in a prep kit.



I think they will be nice to have in the coming months. Especially in higher population density areas. The virus is essentially uncontainable and will be on everyoneís doorstep in due time.



The N95 mask is designed to protect the wearer from inhaling the virus from others who are spreading airborne droplets, large, small and aerosoled by unchecked coughs and sneezes.

Medical and first responder staffs are being advised to get control over their supply chain. So I believe they wonít be available for us civilians.

Regular medical masks worn by people who are contagious would help check spreading the virus to family, friends and others within a 6-10í radius. But they wonít protect you from airborne pathogens.


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037 26 February 2020 12:01 PM

Anything I found on "Thanos theory" was so nuanced and intertwined with comic book backstories that I got lost in the noise. I know basic facts about some characters but simply don't follow that stuff in any detail to know what's what.

Sorry. I probably shouldn't have asked. :chuckle:

superdog 26 February 2020 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by 037 (Post 10408089)
Anything I found on "Thanos theory" was so nuanced and intertwined with comic book backstories that I got lost in the noise. I know basic facts about some characters but simply don't follow that stuff in any detail to know what's what.

The premise of the most recent movies is that Thanos literally erased half of the population on all planets.

His theory was that if half the population was not removed, the entirety would eventually die off completely because of an overconsumption of resources and an inability to survive.

pickettt 26 February 2020 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by 77T (Post 10408087)

Medical and first responder staffs are being advised to get control over their supply chain. So I believe they wonít be available for us civilians.

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Our surgical masks are on ďallocation,Ē from distribution. We are allotted a specific number per week.

Patton250 26 February 2020 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by 037 (Post 10408089)
Anything I found on "Thanos theory" was so nuanced and intertwined with comic book backstories that I got lost in the noise. I know basic facts about some characters but simply don't follow that stuff in any detail to know what's what.

Thanos was an epic bad guy in the Marvel series. Some of the biggest grossing movies of all time. You literally would have to have zero internet and or television to have not heard of these movies. Ironman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk etc. The bad guy Thanos advocated and dedicated his life to killing half of all life in the universe. In the move Infinity Wars he accomplished it. He killed half of all life. :thumbsup:

superdog 26 February 2020 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Patton250 (Post 10408115)
Thanos was an epic bad guy in the Marvel series. Some of the biggest grossing movies of all time. You literally would have to have zero internet and or television to have not heard of these movies. Ironman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk etc. The bad guy Thanos advocated and dedicated his life to killing half of all life in the universe. In the move Infinity Wars he accomplished it. He killed half of all life. :thumbsup:

A good synopsis.

But without stating why he had this theory, itís incomplete.

037 26 February 2020 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10408106)
The premise of the most recent movies is that Thanos literally erased half of the population on all planets.

His theory was that if half the population was not removed, the entirety would eventually die off completely because of an overconsumption of resources and an inability to survive.

It may not matter. Astrophysics will win the day regardless. Our Sun will eventually go into supernova and burn this solar system to a crisp, even if we leapfrog to Mars.

I don't like our consumer-driven society always chasing the next best gadget or material possession. We could certainly learn to enjoy what we have. I'll concede to that. :cheers:

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Originally Posted by Patton250 (Post 10408115)
Thanos was an epic bad guy in the Marvel series. Some of the biggest grossing movies of all time. You literally would have to have zero internet and or television to have not heard of these movies. Ironman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk etc. The bad guy Thanos advocated and dedicated his life to killing half of all life in the universe. In the move Infinity Wars he accomplished it. He killed half of all life. :thumbsup:

I'm not much on movies, especially sci-fi. I've watched two of the Ironman movies but that's it out of the list. So, I literally know none of the backstory outside of the entertainment factor.

Patton250 26 February 2020 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10408122)
A good synopsis.

But without stating why he had this theory, itís incomplete.

He was insane



Big time

Patton250 26 February 2020 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by 037 (Post 10408124)
It may not matter. Astrophysics will win the day regardless. Our Sun will eventually go into supernova and burn this solar system to a crisp, even if we leapfrog to Mars.

I don't like our consumer-driven society always chasing the next best gadget or material possession. We could certainly learn to enjoy what we have. I'll concede to that. :cheers:


I'm not much on movies, especially sci-fi. I've watched two of the Ironman movies but that's it out of the list. So, I literally know none of the backstory outside of the entertainment factor.

I understand. Donít blame you. The marvel movies are pretty good. :cheers:

037 26 February 2020 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Patton250 (Post 10408134)
I understand. Donít blame you. The marvel movies are pretty good. :cheers:

I have a hard time watching anything sci-fi. I get too wrapped up in the physics and why something is impossible, then dwell on that and it gets ruined.

Patton250 26 February 2020 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by 037 (Post 10408140)
I have a hard time watching anything sci-fi. I get too wrapped up in the physics and why something is impossible, then dwell on that and it gets ruined.

Then its TCM for you. :cheers:

superdog 26 February 2020 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Patton250 (Post 10408130)
He was insane



Big time

Maybe. But from his perspective, he was preserving life as a whole by destroying half of it.

Itís hard to deny that our species is over procreating and over consuming. Itís just math. Wether we choose to admit it or not.

Patton250 26 February 2020 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10408150)
Maybe. But from his perspective, he was preserving life as a whole by destroying half of it.

It’s hard to deny that our species is over procreating and over consuming. It’s just math. Wether we choose to admit it or not.

His perspective was insane. Seems to me the Nazis felt the same way as Thanos. The whole world fought against them.

Also I disagree with your assessment on man and the Earth. Sorry my friend. :cheers:

Fleetlord 26 February 2020 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 77T (Post 10408087)
The N95 mask is designed to protect the wearer from inhaling the virus from others who are spreading airborne droplets, large, small and aerosoled by unchecked coughs and sneezes.

Medical and first responder staffs are being advised to get control over their supply chain. So I believe they wonít be available for us civilians.

Regular medical masks worn by people who are contagious would help check spreading the virus to family, friends and others within a 6-10í radius. But they wonít protect you from airborne pathogens.


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Yoda_Eating_Pizza 26 February 2020 12:38 PM

What will this mean for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo?

tadbart 26 February 2020 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by superdog (Post 10408150)
Maybe. But from his perspective, he was preserving life as a whole by destroying half of it.

Itís hard to deny that our species is over procreating and over consuming. Itís just math. Wether we choose to admit it or not.

And, let's be honest- It isn't our best and brightest who are breeding like bunny rabbits. No, it's the societal leeches. We are at a tipping point- too many suckers, not enough teats.

pickettt 26 February 2020 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by tadbart (Post 10408305)
And, let's be honest- It isn't our best and brightest who are breeding like bunny rabbits. No, it's the societal leeches. We are at a tipping point- too many suckers, not enough teats.

Letís not go there.

GB-man 26 February 2020 01:33 PM

This thread is dark AF

I need a beer

77T 26 February 2020 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Yoda_Eating_Pizza (Post 10408193)
What will this mean for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo?



The IOC released a statement:
"There is no case for any contingency plans or for moving the games," Coates said in a press conference in the Japanese capital after a meeting of the IOC coordination commission with the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.

Most of the tickets are pre-sold and are non-refundable. Athletes will be in their own village. If the outbreak continues the government might restrict the games to athletes and volunteers only after full screening. Could be a TV-only event. Just random thoughts...


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