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MadameLavender said:

I find myself applauding Texas, in saying "screw this, police yourselves "-- it will be interesting to watch how the pandemic continues to play out with that mindset

Personally , I'm just glad that the bank where I have my accounts , is opening the lobby on Monday -- sort of sick of sitting in the drive up line for 45 min, to make a deposit !


Online banking has been my saviour through lockdown 😂 A bank here requires a bus ride, so Iím not deeming it as essential travel yet.

I am booked in for my Covid jab next week, so I might be a bit happier to take public transport again after that. Iíll be honest Iíve been pretty scared of going out through all of this.

Texas is kinda interesting (sorry gahddess, if youíre reading this.. heh...) but part of me wonders if itís a bit of a scapegoat situation. A ďlook and see what happensĒ kind of experiment.

Boris for all his faults (and he has manyyyy) at least has made it clear that the priority is saving lives, this time around anyway. Iíll give him that much.

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MadameLavender said:Ok folks , here it is:  your one stop shopping place for multi-topic political and social issues .

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---The report button will be honored for spam, personal attacks or catfishing/baiting.


So have at it, everyone -- dump it all here so all the other threads can be kept as tidy as necessary within their opening posts.


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Northern_Soul said:

Online banking has been my saviour through lockdown 😂 A bank here requires a bus ride, so Iím not deeming it as essential travel yet.

I am booked in for my Covid jab next week, so I might be a bit happier to take public transport again after that. Iíll be honest Iíve been pretty scared of going out through all of this.

Texas is kinda interesting (sorry gahddess, if youíre reading this.. heh...) but part of me wonders if itís a bit of a scapegoat situation. A ďlook and see what happensĒ kind of experiment.

Boris for all his faults (and he has manyyyy) at least has made it clear that the priority is saving lives, this time around anyway. Iíll give him that much.


I think, eventually , we all will have to look and see what happens.   I'm fine with wearing a mask as long as necessary until we see a solid decline in positive cases , but humanity got past every other pandemic one way or another . At least with this one, we have knowledge on our side, both from past pandemics and everything we've learned from this one.  

Bank-- yeah, online is great but doesn't work for cash earnings at the flea market 😁

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Thank You!


You're welcome ! 😊

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MadameLavender said:

I think, eventually , we all will have to look and see what happens.   I'm fine with wearing a mask as long as necessary until we see a solid decline in positive cases , but humanity got past every other pandemic one way or another . At least with this one, we have knowledge on our side, both from past pandemics and everything we've learned from this one.  

Bank-- yeah, online is great but doesn't work for cash earnings at the flea market 😁


Get yourself a sock under the bed

Iím just looking forward to some sort of normality.

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Another couple of thoughts , on the pandemic topic :

1. Saw an article online last night that Connecticut is following along a bit in the direction that Texas is, as far as reopening :

https://www.patriotproject.com/connecticut-becomes-first-blue-state-announce-major-rollback-lockdown-policies/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=teapartypatriots&utm_content=2021-03-06&fbclid=IwAR3cRMma4lXg683j1Kn-PFtJuaeLLFZTdR9wdkvLoaLwn4rccMbiykA0Kks


2.  Been hearing some uproar about our southern border in the USA being opened up & letting in a floodgate of immigration, a number of those having tested positive for Covid.


Thoughts , anyone ?  Are we in for a 3rd wave with the pandemic ?  

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Thoughts , anyone ?  Are we in for a 3rd wave with the pandemic ?

I just wanted to ask (because I donít know) do you guys over in America have any kind of fine / financial penalty system to discourage public meeting in large groups?

It was just one of those things I was thinking about the other day, wondering if itís ever been introduced over there. I know people would be a lot more hesitant to gather outside if people would be fined. To an extent, that has worked here. Sometimes, I guess a bit of tough live is needed to control something of this magnitude.

I donít think we will know about another wave until the full impact of vaccinations has been felt. Mine is being done this week because Iím on the clinically vulnerable list.

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Northern_Soul said:

I just wanted to ask (because I donít know) do you guys over in America have any kind of fine / financial penalty system to discourage public meeting in large groups?

It was just one of those things I was thinking about the other day, wondering if itís ever been introduced over there. I know people would be a lot more hesitant to gather outside if people would be fined. To an extent, that has worked here. Sometimes, I guess a bit of tough live is needed to control something of this magnitude.

I donít think we will know about another wave until the full impact of vaccinations has been felt. Mine is being done this week because Iím on the clinically vulnerable list.



I know that some places had up to $300 in fines if you were caught without wearing a mask.  Not sure if that's still in place though.  It's been somewhat different rules per state, and some places did have fines for gatherings over a certain amount of people.

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"In every person sleeps a politician, and when they wake there is a little more evil in the world."

Sorry for stealing from my friend, Emil Cioran.

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MadameLavender said:I'll toss up a topic:  current Covid Lockdowns vs. Unlocking  .

Some states here in the USA are lifting many and in some cases , all restrictions or at least making them voluntary, and other states and places in the world, are still under full lockdown.


What does everyone think about that?
1. Yay--reopening !
2. Nope-- stay under mask and key!
3.  This whole virus business has been real but politicized beyond comprehension.


Thank you ML
At times I have something political  to post and don't have a place
Sometimes comments or posts don't "fit in" to the current threads
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The authorities (sheriff) do not enforce the mandatory mask wearing or curfews or lock downs in Northern Az.
Currently I am livingv in California at the southern most border of Ca/Az and there doesnt eem to be much difference between the states
At the border crossing the officers wave you through as usual
Instead of asking if we have any fruit or plants shouldn't they be checking temperature
Or is that too invasive?

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badmalthus said:"In every person sleeps a politician, and when they wake there is a little more evil in the world."

Sorry for stealing from my friend, Emil Cioran.


And politics makes strange bedfellows , too !

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Valeriyabeyond said:The authorities (sheriff) do not enforce the mandatory mask wearing or curfews or lock downs in Northern Az.
Currently I am livingv in California at the southern most border of Ca/Az and there doesnt eem to be much difference between the states
At the border crossing the officers wave you through as usual
Instead of asking if we have any fruit or plants shouldn't they be checking temperature
Or is that too invasive?


I agree-- and I personally think we're in for a big blow up & head butting session between those making some of these rules & those having to live with them.  Some of the goings on, are just ridiculous .


CDC has a page for travel stuff & links for each state in some of the sub menus;

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html



Glad you found your way here, Val-- that was the intent of this thread, a home for a mish mash of topics and comments, things that don't fit in other threads, don't really need their own thread, etc  !

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MadameLavender said:

And politics makes strange bedfellows , too !


LOL It does Madame.

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badmalthus said:"In every person sleeps a politician, and when they wake there is a little more evil in the world."

Sorry for stealing from my friend, Emil Cioran.


haven't read a more profound truth in quite a while Harry!

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