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jed turtle

a brother in the Lord
Oh Boy!!

COFFEE!!!

How many have stocked enough coffee for when South America goes to pot and stop shipping????

That will end the world as we know it for sure..... People without coffee are worse than Zombies.....
, yeah, and after you manage to survive three days of intense headaches after you run out of coffee, you still ain’t got no coffee! And you try to tell yourself you’ll be better for it, but you know you are lying to yourself.
 

adgal

Veteran Member
Oh Boy!!

COFFEE!!!

How many have stocked enough coffee for when South America goes to pot and stop shipping????

That will end the world as we know it for sure..... People without coffee are worse than Zombies.....
And for those who don't drink it - it's great for bartering for other things.
 

library lady

Senior Member
NOTE: No one else reporting this yet! This may be a hoax.

BREAKING NEWS: Six coronavirus cases confirmed in Wilmington

Five Americans and one Chinese have tested positive for coronavirus in Wilmington, North Carolina, authorities have said in a statement.

According to the statement, Five people became ill after coming into contact with a Chinese colleague who was visiting from Shanghai and had recently been in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.

Authorities say the Chinese is still not showing symptoms of the virus despite testing positive and that is why border control did not notice.

The six have been admitted at an undisclosed health facility and are staying in an isolation ward.

It's been more than a half-hour since this story appeared on the COVID-19 twitter feed. It hasn't shown up elsewhere, to my knowledge. So take with a grain of salt. (Sorry to jump the gun)
 

goosebeans

Veteran Member
ah well gallows humor is a thing coz it works lol. Sorry you're swamped in the presentations....I got to spend time waiting for a nanny goat to kid, and between getting those triplets on the ground, and listening to RED BARONS music weekend thread, I went hours without thinking of that nasty old germ.... (but freezin' my hind end off!)
Congrats on the triplets!! Enjoy!
 

jed turtle

a brother in the Lord
Just sayin...USAMRIID got its level 3 and 4 lab shut down....Oh a few months before this thing broke out.
Now there’s a thought. Maybe China stole a virus from one of our labs, it got out, and they don’t want to admit they stole it from us?
 

WalknTrot

Veteran Member
New Hanover officials warn about 'fake news' of Coronavirus ...
portcitydaily.com › local-news › 2020/02/15 › new-hanover-officials-...


By
Port City Daily staff
February 15, 2020

WILMINGTON — Officials are alerting the public to fake news article claiming that there are cases of Coronavirus in the region.
The New Hanover County Public Health Department stated this information is false.
“In North Carolina, the current process for coronavirus testing involves the CDC with support and awareness of Public Health Departments. New Hanover County Public Health can confirm that there has not been any testing done in our county. Our local Public Health Department remains in constant contact with state health officials on any updates and for situational awareness,” according to a release from the county.

The health department provided the following suggestions for avoiding all respiratory viruses:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
New Hanover officials warn about 'fake news' of Coronavirus ...
portcitydaily.com › local-news › 2020/02/15 › new-hanover-officials-...


WILMINGTON — Officials are alerting the public to fake news article claiming that there are cases of Coronavirus in the region.
The New Hanover County Public Health Department stated this information is false.
“In North Carolina, the current process for coronavirus testing involves the CDC with support and awareness of Public Health Departments. New Hanover County Public Health can confirm that there has not been any testing done in our county. Our local Public Health Department remains in constant contact with state health officials on any updates and for situational awareness,” according to a release from the county.

The health department provided the following suggestions for avoiding all respiratory viruses:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Thank you.
 

Tom McDowell

Veteran Member
13 min ago
US cruise ship passengers urged to disembark, return to US
From CNN's Shawn Notitngham

US citizens aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan will undergo extensive screening and a 14 day quarantine period should they choose to disembark.

On Saturday, US passengers received an email from the State Department urging them to leave the ship and return to the United States. There are currently some 400 US citizens aboard the Diamond Princess.

The State Department will provide chartered flights for those who choose to leave. Passengers choosing to fly back aboard the charter will be screened before they leave the ship and monitored by medical personnel during their return to the US, according to a news release from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Once back in the country, passengers will undergo a 14 day quarantine period at either Travis Air Base in California or Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. The passengers returning from Japan will be housed separately from those evacuated from China at the same bases.

More context: So far at least 24 Americans aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus aboard the ship. Americans who have already tested positive for coronavirus, as well as those showing symptoms of the virus, will not be able to board the charter aircraft back to the United States, and will continue to receive treatment in Japan.

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OldArcher

Life = Synergy of Spirit, Air, Water, Earth, Fire
, yeah, and after you manage to survive three days of intense headaches after you run out of coffee, you still ain’t got no coffee! And you try to tell yourself you’ll be better for it, but you know you are lying to yourself.
Leastways, yer aimin' will be better, say, in 2 weeks. An' stay away from smokes an' booze, too...

OA
 

Trouble

Veteran Member
Ah jes got ma last order o' ammo.

Ordered it at www.usarmorment.com/

2 cases o' .357 magnum 125gr. SJHP (RPT357M1)
Ordered fer 'em on 02/10/2020, got here 10 minutes ago. From Barrington, NJ, by way o' FedEx.
Great product, great service, professional...

Reason I brung this up- wi' supply lines goin' down, best get yer ammo, spare parts, an' yer other supplies, right now!
Wait, an' maybe die...

OA
My old favorite 357 mag load, that and federals version. You sir have good taste.
 

Seeker22

Veteran Member
New Hanover officials warn about 'fake news' of Coronavirus ...
portcitydaily.com › local-news › 2020/02/15 › new-hanover-officials-...


By
Port City Daily staff
February 15, 2020

WILMINGTON — Officials are alerting the public to fake news article claiming that there are cases of Coronavirus in the region.
The New Hanover County Public Health Department stated this information is false.
“In North Carolina, the current process for coronavirus testing involves the CDC with support and awareness of Public Health Departments. New Hanover County Public Health can confirm that there has not been any testing done in our county. Our local Public Health Department remains in constant contact with state health officials on any updates and for situational awareness,” according to a release from the county.

The health department provided the following suggestions for avoiding all respiratory viruses:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
No offense to the poster- this ain't aimed at you.

Well gee, thanks Port City Daily Staff- that was about as helpful as tits on a boar hog.
Would it have been too much trouble to actually put out something that was useful?

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am half past tired of all the verbal diarrhea these talking head supposedly smart people are throwing out there to "calm the herd".

Maybe tell us why this ISN'T a gene engineered bad bug, instead of looking condescending and tut-tuting about conspiracy theories and using the tech stazi to shut down everything they disagree with. SQUEAK FREAK!!! Good solid news that I can use or go stand in the corner and play with your freakin' self for all I care. Tired of being treated like a sheep.

Why in hell do we have good doctors and researchers on the front lines working without those answers and losing their lives and their health because somebody is hiding the truth about what this thing really is and what it can do? That makes Hitler look like a kindergarten kid.

Anybody else feel me here or am I just overwrought? Thought so. \rant off
 

CaryC

Veteran Member
, yeah, and after you manage to survive three days of intense headaches after you run out of coffee, you still ain’t got no coffee! And you try to tell yourself you’ll be better for it, but you know you are lying to yourself.
Couple of thoughts:

It doesn't have to be SA, just the ports shutting down will do it. When Catrina went through Southern LA, Walmart up here ran out of Folger's right quick, along with Great Value (Walmart brand - so who makes Great Value?) along with some hot sauses, etc.

So if one is scared of running out prep up:

Stock up
prepare to ration
have alternatives (beech nuts, okra seeds) or at least know where/how to supplement.

Of course if it's tea, all Southerners will die.

Not from lack of tea, but the sugar. There ain't no true southerner who'll drink Unsweetened Tea. Like gag me to death.
 
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DuckandCover

Proud Sheeple
No offense to the poster- this ain't aimed at you.

Well gee, thanks Port City Daily Staff- that was about as helpful as tits on a boar hog.
Would it have been too much trouble to actually put out something that was useful?

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am half past tired of all the verbal diarrhea these talking head supposedly smart people are throwing out there to "calm the herd".

Maybe tell us why this ISN'T a gene engineered bad bug, instead of looking condescending and tut-tuting about conspiracy theories and using the tech stazi to shut down everything they disagree with. SQUEAK FREAK!!! Good solid news that I can use or go stand in the corner and play with your freakin' self for all I care. Tired of being treated like a sheep.

Why in hell do we have good doctors and researchers on the front lines working without those answers and losing their lives and their health because somebody is hiding the truth about what this thing really is and what it can do? That makes Hitler look like a kindergarten kid.

Anybody else feel me here or am I just overwrought? Thought so. \rant off

Well, I dunno.....that did seem sort of helpful. To originally be told there were confirmed cases to being told there are none does seem helpful to me, but I could be missing something. Good news = fake news?
 

Allotrope

Contributing Member
Many of the customer service and help lines are located in India but few sites are reporting PEBKAC Virus errors yet.
Perhaps in a few months.
 
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