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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2020 at 11:13 PM
    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    I tend to agree with you on this. There are a few things to consider with these types of viruses. They eventually mutate to a form that can make the jump from animal to human. This does happen and it has happened like this three times since 2004. It also happened in the 80's with Mad Cow disease but it took many years before anyone figured out the connection. But for it to be able to make the jump from animal to human a very specific set of circumstances needs to take place in order for that to happen. As we have seen with SARS and Covid19, they have occurred in Wet Markets that are allowed to function in third world countries or in places such as China. In the case of MERS it was a little bit different but still made the jump from animal to human. A lot of mistakes were made during the onset of Covid19 which could have prevented the spread of the virus but that would delve into the politics of another country. And I'm not about to touch that lol. But there is an economic reason that they were allowed to exist. When Wet Markets are allowed to exist, there is a large market for illegal trading of endangered species etc... When you put a bunch of species that most likely would never have contact with each other in the natural world in a small place with horrendous conditions, it allows for specific diseases to form mutations. Not to mention the conditions in those Wet Markets are primed for transmission of those diseases.

    My hope is after all of this is over. The world leaders can somehow put a stop to this practice. But I'm like you. I'm not sure that will (or can) be completely eradicated. If it could be eliminated then these types of diseases would be much less common. But I don't know how many of these places will actually be shut down in the aftermath of this.

    One other thing to consider... Sometimes these mutations just happen periodically without any outside intervention by humans. Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer population for example, is starting to become a very real concern. It's just a matter of time before it makes the jump from animal to human. Diseases such as this have been warned about for some time now. We have been very lucky in the past as we had the opportunity to be able to look from the outside and see how these disease affected other countries. But now we don't have that luxury. So after this is all over, I hope that we will be more prepared for the next time something like this happens. Because like you say, I think it will happen again eventually.
     
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  2. Mar 29, 2020 at 11:17 PM
    RearViewMirror

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    I'm right there with you my friend. We are very fortunate that we don't have to get out unless we absolutely have too. I don't like it but it's going to be the new normal for quite a while I'm afraid.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2020 at 11:45 PM
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    Smart. if the engine comes apart its not coming up through his balls. low center of gravity too, doesn't fall very far, just don't run into anything nose first.
     
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  4. Mar 30, 2020 at 3:10 AM
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    Morning folks.
     
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    There are two many humans on the planet, and nature is not in equilibrium. Nature hates that. So Nature developed 3 ways to cleave off excess population:
    War
    Famine
    Pestilence

    War - seemingly never-ending, but is small-scale and localized. It doesn’t address enough population to satisfy Nature. Plus, it’s hard on other populations. Not Nature’s favorite.

    Famine - let’s deprive the population of food. Again, we’ve thumbed our noses at Nature again by coming up with better and more effective ways to feed ourselves (not necessarily healthier, but that’s another story). Nature foiled yet again, but is working on it.

    Pestilence - here we have a “bingo!” Nature figures out a way to reduce one specific population without affecting other populations. Has worked for millennia. Then modern man comes along and says “fuck you, Nature! We will defeat all of your diseases.”

    Nature simply looks at us and says “oh, yeah? Hold my beer.”
     
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  6. Mar 30, 2020 at 5:14 AM
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    Yup, and you really dont want nature saying "hold my beer" because its going to be an ugly result.
     
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    :wave:

    :pccoffee:
     
  8. Mar 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM
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    My county (the black squiggly) has none as of yet. The Yellow county below mine is the home Penn State.

    State Trooper buddy of mine is seeing a lot of NY and NJ plates. Stay the fuck home people.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2020 at 6:17 AM
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    Yeah man, I can’t go there due to the CoC. They didn’t do their part until there was a major issue. The same people always want the handouts.
     
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    The “Rent and Roll” wheel shops are going to be blown out.

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    You got it! :D
     
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    I'm applying more grub killer today. Those fkr's are eating my entire lawn. :annoyed:
     
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    I’ve got almost three acres of lawn. I run it over once a week with a 1953 Farmall Super C with a triple blade belly mower. Living in the boonies has its advantages as other that shooting arrows at 3D targets and fishing my pond my boy and I are in the woods shed hunting while I’m teaching him about all the different plants.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2020 at 6:37 AM
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    I have a hummingbird issue that needs some expert opinions.

    We have two feeders, change out the sugar water every week. The HB’s fly around but never partake in our sugar water.

    This is the location of our feeders:
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    Then I thought it was my boys:

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    I didn’t have my boys two years ago and they still wouldn’t partake in the sugar water.

    Is it because I’m Scandinavian?
     
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    Do you make your own sugar water or buy it? Not really sure if it matters. I had a feeder in Cali and they wouldn’t touch it either. I made it and bought it. They wanted nothing to do with either.
     
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    i've always made it and never had an issue with them liking it or not.
     
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    Wow!!!!
     
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    Wonder if I used the wrong recipe.
    What’s yours?

    I did:
    1 gal vodka
    6 cups sugar
    Splash of soda
    Red dye
     
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    It's because you're Scandinavian. Hummingbirds are wacist.
     
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