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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:43 AM

I'm furious

I've survived all kinds of awful stuff--polio, encephalitis, cancer three times, COPD leaving me with only one lung--and I've been staying inside since March.

I have fully expected to die from my lung disease, or a resurgence of cancer, or getting hit by a truck.

I never expected to have my life threatened because some asshole refused to wear a goddam mask.

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Reply I'm furious (Original post)
cyclonefence Nov 2020 OP
tetedur Nov 2020 #1
Maru Kitteh Nov 2020 #3
HubertHeaver Nov 2020 #15
marble falls Nov 2020 #31
FM123 Nov 2020 #2
Lars39 Nov 2020 #4
Delmette2.0 Nov 2020 #5
iluvtennis Nov 2020 #6
llashram Nov 2020 #7
Warpy Nov 2020 #8
friend of m and j Nov 2020 #9
marble falls Nov 2020 #32
maxsolomon Nov 2020 #10
Beringia Nov 2020 #11
roamer65 Nov 2020 #12
JustAnotherGen Nov 2020 #13
cyclonefence Nov 2020 #14
mushroomhunter Nov 2020 #17
cyclonefence Nov 2020 #20
marble falls Nov 2020 #33
StarryNite Nov 2020 #16
LymphocyteLover Nov 2020 #18
soldierant Nov 2020 #22
LymphocyteLover Nov 2020 #27
Mr. Evil Nov 2020 #19
renate Nov 2020 #25
LymphocyteLover Nov 2020 #28
Mr. Evil Nov 2020 #29
Joinfortmill Nov 2020 #21
CoryTrevor Nov 2020 #23
a kennedy Nov 2020 #24
Evolve Dammit Nov 2020 #26
a la izquierda Nov 2020 #30
BobTheSubgenius Nov 2020 #34

Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:52 AM

1. In my early 20's I remember joking that I would probably die of sheer stupidity.

I thought it would be my own stupidity. Now I'm thinking the stupidity is so rampant, it could be someone else's stupidity.

And you can't change anyone but yourself.

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Response to tetedur (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:05 PM

3. I once jumped between two moving cars on the highway at night.

In my teens.

After consuming alcohol, of course.


I guess I thought I was a stunt-woman. Looking back, I cannot believe I survived my teens.



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Response to tetedur (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:43 PM

15. It usually is the stupidity of someone else that gets ya.

That's what they told us in the Air Force: "It's the Airman Third that'll cause the whole dump to go up in smoke".

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Response to tetedur (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:12 AM

31. Remember: if you are of average intellegence - more than half of everyone else under avg.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:57 AM

2. Yes, those mask-refusers may as well be assassins.

Keep doing what you're doing and stay put. We want you to survive in spite of those dangerous idiots!

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:17 PM

4. And they are grossly underestimating the growing anger we have for them.

I know my anger level is at nuclear.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:32 PM

5. I understand where you are coming from.

I also have one functioning lung, for different reasons. I dodged colon cancer (fingers crossed) at stage 2, contained.

It's hard to breathe with a mask, but I walk through a store slowly. Grey hair helps to warn people that I'm old. I wear the mask properly and always. I am gathering one liners to tell people who don't wear a mask or wear it properly. I can't wait to see another dipshit so I can pleasantly and quietly give my opinion.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:39 PM

6. We feel you, but keep doing what you're doing as you know how to survive. nt

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:48 PM

7. me too

maskless pisses me off

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:02 PM

8. Where I live, people are wearing their goddam masks

and I've heard people to tell jerks with dicknoses or chin diapers to pull the fucking thing up and yes, that's exactly the wording.

We're the #3 state as of yesterday in how fast the disease is spreading. We're seeing grocery stores closing down now, quarantined for 2 weeks until their workers get better.

Shoot, the guy who rakes my leaves every year showed up in a mask and wore it all the time he was working.

I don't know how this fucker is spreading, it just is. It's scary out there.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:22 PM

9. To cyclonefence;

I don't know if we can call all of them assholes. Some probably wear masks but don't forget that about 70 million of our fellow citizens voted for a liar, a con man, who has no morals, who has no interest in serving the people, just how much money he can make as President. I haven't yet got my head around why those that other wise intelligent good people would support and vote for Trump.

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Response to friend of m and j (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:15 AM

32. You're too understanding. I live in Texas and by and large they're assholes. And they're ...

... arrogant while they're about it.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:24 PM

10. Do the best you can. Wear your mask.

Avoid the maskless when you can. I stop at a fair distance and wait for them to pass.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:26 PM

11. Yep






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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:27 PM

12. Get a full face car painting gas mask from eBay and wear it when going out.

I want to see you live, cyclonefence.



You gotta last till the vaccine is out.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:33 PM

13. Polio

My mom was born in 1947 - she remembered going to school to line up and get her shot.

She's truly stunned at the arrogance of people who don't take this seriously in her peer group. And yes - she is in the hospital yet AGAIN (went in yesterday) long after recovering from Covid in the summer. The after effects on seniors are pretty dramatic.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:39 PM

14. I also was born in 1947

I recovered, more or less, but my mother's best friend died, leaving three small children motherless.

I'm sorry your mom has been sick, and I hope she has a good recovery. I almost said "full recovery," but I think among our age group, that's too much to hope for. Hugs for her (and you).

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:23 PM

17. polio, tuberculosis

tuberculosis cases used to be arrested until treated and had negative sputums...really...my mother worked in public health in the 50's , 60's before the drug Rifampin and had several arrested patients she followed in TB sanatoriums...one man stayed in the TB san. for 23 years. Wearing a mask and social distancing is a walk in the park.

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Response to mushroomhunter (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:07 PM

20. I got the measles

while I was visiting my grandmother, and her house was put under quarantine. Pretty miserable. But at least we weren't arrested.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:19 AM

33. We lined up three time for polio vacine - the shot, the sugar cube and the little cup. No one ...

... no one cried over it, and polio got almost completely knocked out.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:51 PM

16. My daughter has COVID.

She always wore/wears a mask when out. Uses hand sanitizer by the boatload. Socially distances whenever she can. Doesn't eat in restaurants. How the hell did she get it? Her husband isn't nearly as careful. I would have bet money she got it from him. He just got his test results back today...negative. wth??? It requires everybody to be onboard with fighting it by wearing masks, socially distancing, staying home when you don't have to go out. While masks are extremely helpful they are not 100% and if somebody with COVID isn't wearing one they can still pass it on to those who do. Luckily my daughter hasn't had too many symptoms. Her worst one is that she can't smell or taste things. She will be out of quarantine according to the CDC guidelines tomorrow.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:47 PM

18. I had a thought that when Trump was elected, he would be horribly destructive to America

and kill a lot of people... I just didn't expect it would be a pandemic. I was thinking more of a war or nuclear bombing...

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 05:43 PM

22. i was thinking of famine myself ...

no migrant farm workers -> no food. And also poverty - loss of jobs loss of wages, loss of safety nets. Loss of health insurance. People die from these things too.

No, a pandemic didn't occur to me either. But it did occur to Barack and Joe.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:08 PM

27. that's true-- early on I also thought we would have had food crop problems

I guess the crackdown on illegal immigrants has been more bark than bite-- if they were doing cheap labor. There were some early raids but that seems to have died down lately and especially during the pandemic, I think they realized they needed the labor.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:02 PM

19. I just never thought I'd see the day when all these he-men,

super-patriot trumpers get all bent out of shape over a damn mask. The one simple little thing to help mitigate the spread of this virus and they just can't do it. They're all just a bunch of whiny babies like President Nazivomit himself.
WAAAAAAHHH! WAAAAAAHHH! "Wearing a mask is tyranny!" These fools won't ever have a passing encounter with true tyranny in their entire lives. Stupid fucking selfish asshole whiny babies!

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:45 PM

25. It's so ODD, isn't it? Their grandfathers died in wars

And they LOSE THEIR SHIT over... a piece of cloth?

I would be so interested to know what their thought processes, if they have them, are. Seriously. What is the reasoning? How do they not mock themselves for their indescribable fragility?

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Response to renate (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:09 PM

28. it's all about FREEDUMB!!!!

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Response to renate (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 10:12 PM

29. It is a rather strange phenomenon.

I live in Lexington, KY and I have yet to see or even hear of anyone making a scene (an ass of themselves) regarding wearing a mask here. We are one of those liberal islands surrounded by a sea of anger and fear. I keep hoping I live long enough to finally see these people break the chains and join the human race. But, since I value my ability to breathe, I won't be holding my breath.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:43 PM

21. Amen to that

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:05 PM

23. I just returned from local children's hospital, aka superspreader event

you would think everyone might comply in a CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

and you'd be wrong

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:09 PM

24. Yikes cyclonefence you've been to hell and back.......I'd be pissed as hell with these

fawking unmaskers too.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:20 PM

26. I share your outrage. What the fuck gives these a-h the right to endanger others lives? Maddening.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 06:51 AM

30. I'm in England and at the entry to my local grocery store...

there are two employees with sanitizers and extra masks in case folks forget them. I don't know how many they give out, as everyone wears their own into the stores. I've seen maybe one or two people without.
There's a reason I'm not returning to the US anytime soon.

(Now mind you, the UK's response has been awful and in some parts of the country, people are not behaving themselves..but here they are).

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 11:47 AM

34. Compromised or healthy, those cretins threaten all of us.

I used to be pretty comfortable, taking the precautions we were. Vancouver Island has been a pocket of low covid numbers, even within the jurisdiction (BC) of the "best"numbers in North America...or so we've been told.

And it's starting to reach a boil here - record daily numbers. DAMN IT! Damn them all!!!

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