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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 9 May 2020, 09:57

Magic J wrote:I lurk on shady niche political/theory subs and post basically never. I'm also in the archaeology sub, but it's mostly people posting about ancient aliens and other such... alternative theories, with the occasional "I'm a bonafide archaeologist" circlejerk. Some pot subs which are sometimes quite entertaining, and the rest is weird music and bizarre surrealist humour, where I find my refuge.

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How many need to die before you curtail your culinary misadventures, Simon? :argh:


They used to have that in books, when I was a teen. "Erich von Däniken" - the Swiss guy that founded the ancient astronaut society. I think he even built his own theme park once. Not certain of how and where he grew up, and, if LSD was an issue at all.
I thought of him, when I followed the Viking/Christian related site about excavations on bound Jesus figurines at crosses. He would have seen an astronaut with a funny backpack or even rocket boosters on the back. :D
Nowadays he seems to have gone even more lunatic and down the whole conspiracy lane on governments that don't publish facts and all that

There's already a lot of those geeks on mainstream news sites, and they had a demonstration going on at Berlin ... against the discrimination of reptilian people. I wonder if this will be like religion in future... :D
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby PopTart » 9 May 2020, 10:08

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Magic J wrote:Also, 30,000... Fuck

It's a high figure to be sure. I do remind myself how much worse it could be.

I saw one of those videos of Americans protesting lockdown and comparing it to the flu, which is a forgivable mistake I guess. There is some similarity.

...

If nothing else, we certainly live in interesting times.

I think they look at numbers and forget everything else. Sure, in the UK we average a 10k deaths per year from flu, but that’s without lockdown and social distancing measures - which are simply unrealistic for that. I hope this pandemic has instilled better hygiene and a realisation that vaccines are necessary in at least some more people.

Yeah, I think they do indeed look only at figures. The wrong ones.

But don't get me started on anti-vaxxers.

I too hope people will be a tad more conscientious, what i hope doesn't happen, is that it becomes a cultural norm to never touch one another. I know some people might like the idea of casual touching to go bye-bye, I'm not casual touchings biggest advocate, but also don't like the idea that physical contact and the role it plays in our society, will disappear.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby betonhaus » 9 May 2020, 10:38

PopTart wrote:
Frigid wrote:
PopTart wrote:
Magic J wrote:Also, 30,000... Fuck

It's a high figure to be sure. I do remind myself how much worse it could be.

I saw one of those videos of Americans protesting lockdown and comparing it to the flu, which is a forgivable mistake I guess. There is some similarity.

...

If nothing else, we certainly live in interesting times.

I think they look at numbers and forget everything else. Sure, in the UK we average a 10k deaths per year from flu, but that’s without lockdown and social distancing measures - which are simply unrealistic for that. I hope this pandemic has instilled better hygiene and a realisation that vaccines are necessary in at least some more people.

Yeah, I think they do indeed look only at figures. The wrong ones.

But don't get me started on anti-vaxxers.

I too hope people will be a tad more conscientious, what i hope doesn't happen, is that it becomes a cultural norm to never touch one another. I know some people might like the idea of casual touching to go bye-bye, I'm not casual touchings biggest advocate, but also don't like the idea that physical contact and the role it plays in our society, will disappear.

the anti-vax community has been a bit subdued recently. I suppose it helps that there is no vaccine yet and one is a ways away.

I don't know how much of our current culture will be lost. The Italians might no longer greet with a hug and kill, but I'll be dammed if we are all going to resort to little half bows.

But honestly, I think it's really up to leaders to be good role models. They should be working to ensure that using masks and being cautius is a normal thing, even if they have to rope in fashion and fabrication industries to make a style of mask more palatable. According to some articles, during the Spanish flu some men could be seen wearing these steampunk-esqu monstrosities with wood and leather components. I'd think it could be neat if they could make hardshell masks that have more comfortable padding and replaceable filters that make breathign easier. You could standardize the replaceable filters to make them easier to produce and use customized masks. It'd be cute if cat-muzzle stylized ones caught on with asian women.

The furry community would have a field day...
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby PopTart » 9 May 2020, 11:54

betonhaus wrote:
PopTart wrote:
Frigid wrote:
PopTart wrote:
Magic J wrote:Also, 30,000... Fuck

It's a high figure to be sure. I do remind myself how much worse it could be.

I saw one of those videos of Americans protesting lockdown and comparing it to the flu, which is a forgivable mistake I guess. There is some similarity.

...

If nothing else, we certainly live in interesting times.

I think they look at numbers and forget everything else. Sure, in the UK we average a 10k deaths per year from flu, but that’s without lockdown and social distancing measures - which are simply unrealistic for that. I hope this pandemic has instilled better hygiene and a realisation that vaccines are necessary in at least some more people.

Yeah, I think they do indeed look only at figures. The wrong ones.

But don't get me started on anti-vaxxers.

I too hope people will be a tad more conscientious, what i hope doesn't happen, is that it becomes a cultural norm to never touch one another. I know some people might like the idea of casual touching to go bye-bye, I'm not casual touchings biggest advocate, but also don't like the idea that physical contact and the role it plays in our society, will disappear.

the anti-vax community has been a bit subdued recently. I suppose it helps that there is no vaccine yet and one is a ways away.

I don't know how much of our current culture will be lost. The Italians might no longer greet with a hug and kill, but I'll be dammed if we are all going to resort to little half bows.

But honestly, I think it's really up to leaders to be good role models. They should be working to ensure that using masks and being cautius is a normal thing, even if they have to rope in fashion and fabrication industries to make a style of mask more palatable. According to some articles, during the Spanish flu some men could be seen wearing these steampunk-esqu monstrosities with wood and leather components. I'd think it could be neat if they could make hardshell masks that have more comfortable padding and replaceable filters that make breathign easier. You could standardize the replaceable filters to make them easier to produce and use customized masks. It'd be cute if cat-muzzle stylized ones caught on with asian women.

The furry community would have a field day...

I think the anti-vaxxers have been channeling their conspiracy theories into other avenues presented by the pandemic.

As to wearing masks, thats were they lose me, I don't feel that people should have to wear masks to walk down the street. I don't mean right now, it's right to take such precautions at the moment, but I don't want to see a culture of face masks becoming common.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 9 May 2020, 12:00

The one anti-vaxxer I know has gone all-in on the 5G conspiracy during all of this.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby betonhaus » 9 May 2020, 12:58

I think the 5g conspiracy is hilarious. Just imagining the applications if we had that level of technology and how incredibly difficult it would be to keep a lid on them all.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Brenden » 9 May 2020, 14:44

I have seen several studies now that found correlation between vitamin D insufficiency and worse prognosis including mortality with regard to COVID-19.

This could explain why Florida isn’t anywhere nearly as hard-hit as, e.g., New York despite having a large elderly population and not having instituted as severe a lockdown. Even the elderly in Florida tend to get plenty of sun exposure all year due to the climate. This could also explain the north-south difference in mortality in countries like Italy, Spain and France, and why vitamin-D-containing-fish-eating Nordic countries are less impacted as well, compared to neighbours at similar latitudes (UK vs Denmark for instance).

I hope we come out of this pandemic with a better understanding and appreciation of the impact of nutrients on all sorts of health outcomes.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby betonhaus » 9 May 2020, 15:34

PopTart wrote:
betonhaus wrote:
PopTart wrote:
Frigid wrote:
PopTart wrote:
Magic J wrote:Also, 30,000... Fuck

It's a high figure to be sure. I do remind myself how much worse it could be.

I saw one of those videos of Americans protesting lockdown and comparing it to the flu, which is a forgivable mistake I guess. There is some similarity.

...

If nothing else, we certainly live in interesting times.

I think they look at numbers and forget everything else. Sure, in the UK we average a 10k deaths per year from flu, but that’s without lockdown and social distancing measures - which are simply unrealistic for that. I hope this pandemic has instilled better hygiene and a realisation that vaccines are necessary in at least some more people.

Yeah, I think they do indeed look only at figures. The wrong ones.

But don't get me started on anti-vaxxers.

I too hope people will be a tad more conscientious, what i hope doesn't happen, is that it becomes a cultural norm to never touch one another. I know some people might like the idea of casual touching to go bye-bye, I'm not casual touchings biggest advocate, but also don't like the idea that physical contact and the role it plays in our society, will disappear.

the anti-vax community has been a bit subdued recently. I suppose it helps that there is no vaccine yet and one is a ways away.

I don't know how much of our current culture will be lost. The Italians might no longer greet with a hug and kill, but I'll be dammed if we are all going to resort to little half bows.

But honestly, I think it's really up to leaders to be good role models. They should be working to ensure that using masks and being cautius is a normal thing, even if they have to rope in fashion and fabrication industries to make a style of mask more palatable. According to some articles, during the Spanish flu some men could be seen wearing these steampunk-esqu monstrosities with wood and leather components. I'd think it could be neat if they could make hardshell masks that have more comfortable padding and replaceable filters that make breathign easier. You could standardize the replaceable filters to make them easier to produce and use customized masks. It'd be cute if cat-muzzle stylized ones caught on with asian women.

The furry community would have a field day...

I think the anti-vaxxers have been channeling their conspiracy theories into other avenues presented by the pandemic.

As to wearing masks, thats were they lose me, I don't feel that people should have to wear masks to walk down the street. I don't mean right now, it's right to take such precautions at the moment, but I don't want to see a culture of face masks becoming common.

The symbiology is important. You ca only reduce your chances of infection by ensuring you and those around you are being cautious, and if you don't have reminders that things are not normal right now you start to become lax and not as careful as you should be. Plus many people could have the virus and not realize it, and wearing a mask helps reduce the risk of them giving it to people who can be seriously harmed by it.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Frigid » 9 May 2020, 15:56

To be honest, I’d like to see people wearing masks if they have a cold etc in the future, much like they do in South Korea, Japan, etc. And I didn’t mean anti vaxxers, I meant those who are apathetic towards flu jabs etc.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 9 May 2020, 16:15

GearFetTwinkRomance wrote:They used to have that in books, when I was a teen. "Erich von Däniken" - the Swiss guy that founded the ancient astronaut society. I think he even built his own theme park once. Not certain of how and where he grew up, and, if LSD was an issue at all.
I thought of him, when I followed the Viking/Christian related site about excavations on bound Jesus figurines at crosses. He would have seen an astronaut with a funny backpack or even rocket boosters on the back. :D
Nowadays he seems to have gone even more lunatic and down the whole conspiracy lane on governments that don't publish facts and all that.

I must admit that I've never actually properly read any of his work, I've just seen his major claims regarding extraterrestrial influence on human prehistory. I'm professionally obliged to say that I don't agree with his interpretations, but my personal opinion is less conciliatory: he's a total fraud. :P
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby rxxli » 9 May 2020, 16:22

From what I've heard anti vaxxers have now gone into "vaccines caused corona with the help of 5g".

As for masks... wearing one while going shopping is annoying and difficult enough... Plus not all that effective in the first place (at least not with normal surgical masks). I don't want them becoming the norm at all after this whole thing passes. Sure if you are showing any symptoms of a cold or something and you have to go somewhere in public... it's probably good to wear them. But what is even better is staying at home. Personally one of the reasons why I don't take sick leave when I have a bit of a fever and something (I do however usually just work from home) is simply because I have to go to a doctor for that. They should make things easier in the future to get sick leave for a day or two without the need to leave your fucking home. I don't know... a video call with a doctor, doctor visit at home, blind trust, ... whatever.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 9 May 2020, 16:26

rxxli wrote:From what I've heard anti vaxxers have now gone into "vaccines caused corona with the help of 5g".

I've not come across that one yet.

I've come across '5G causes corona' and 'China designed corona in a lab and purposely unleashed it so they can become the dominant world power' though. A depressing amount, in fact.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby PopTart » 9 May 2020, 17:11

Severelius wrote:
rxxli wrote:From what I've heard anti vaxxers have now gone into "vaccines caused corona with the help of 5g".

I've not come across that one yet.

I've come across '5G causes corona' and 'China designed corona in a lab and purposely unleashed it so they can become the dominant world power' though. A depressing amount, in fact.

I dont buy into the idea that China developed the virus, but I do see alot of cause for concern regarding China and its handling of the situation, how they have capitalised on the worlds distraction in the face of the pandemic.

They have been sinking vietnamese fishing boats in contested waters, engaging in military brinkmanship with a number of their neighbours, including Taiwan and using the opportunity to grow their state run business portfolio by buying out ailing businesses across the globe. I can understand why people might be putting the pieces together and coming to rather radical conclusions. China isnt exactly helping it's own image or to allay suspicions.

The CCP is not a good thing.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby rxxli » 9 May 2020, 21:29

Severelius wrote:
rxxli wrote:From what I've heard anti vaxxers have now gone into "vaccines caused corona with the help of 5g".

I've not come across that one yet.

I've come across '5G causes corona' and 'China designed corona in a lab and purposely unleashed it so they can become the dominant world power' though. A depressing amount, in fact.

My father got that one from one of his coworkers apparently. And while my father does believe some of the conspiracy theories that one seems a bit too ridiculous even for him :lol: . But yes apparently vaccines leave tiny traces of something in your body and when the body is exposed to 5g radiation it starts producing corona virus :lol: .
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 9 May 2020, 21:46

My mind has been focused on death here lately. I think I'll die soon or something. IDK... I don't want to die. I wanna spend every moment with my family and friends.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby betonhaus » 9 May 2020, 21:56

erti wrote:My mind has been focused on death here lately. I think I'll die soon or something. IDK... I don't want to die. I wanna spend every moment with my family and friends.

Don't die
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

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betonhaus wrote:
erti wrote:My mind has been focused on death here lately. I think I'll die soon or something. IDK... I don't want to die. I wanna spend every moment with my family and friends.

Don't die


we all die. it's the fact of life. It's scary though. I don't know why my mind is so focused on death, spirits, demons, and other spiritual entities...
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Neuro » 10 May 2020, 04:48

Just broke up. Stressed about interview and exams. Having a tough time. Feeling lost in life. :sadblue:
Hope everything is fine again soon
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 10 May 2020, 04:54

Neuro wrote:Just broke up. Stressful about interview and exams. Having a tough time. Feeling lost in life.
Hope everything is fine again soon


Sometimes life gives us something shitty and then returns with something better than what you just lost. One door closes another one opens.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Neuro » 10 May 2020, 05:01

erti wrote:Sometimes life gives us something shitty and then returns with something better than what you just lost. One door closes another one opens.


Thank you.
YES :argh: Hang in there.
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