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Get Ready For Your Lifestyle To Change Indefinitely Because Of This Coronavirus Pandemic

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Fear of the coronavirus is causing shutdowns on a global scale like we have never seen before.  Just about every major sporting event that you can think of has been either canceled or postponed, schools and universities are keeping students away, global tourism is absolutely collapsing, churches are being shuttered, conferences and festivals are being taken off the calendar, businesses are asking workers to work from home, and even Disneyland is being closed down.  Over the past several days the wave of closings and cancellations has become an avalanche, and all of our lifestyles are going to be dramatically altered for the foreseeable future.

For the first few days, a lot of people are actually going to enjoy this “free vacation”.  After all, what kid doesn’t enjoy time off from school, and there are lots of Americans that relish the opportunity to work from home.

But as the weeks drag on and the economy grinds to a standstill, this “free vacation” will start evolving into a horror show.

The more this coronavirus spreads, the more restrictions we will see on human interaction throughout the western world, and that has very serious implications.

Yes, there is much that we can do through the Internet today, but most economic activity still requires at least some actual human interaction.  So when authorities restrict human interaction they are actually choking off trade.

I can’t think of too many other things that could trigger an economic collapse faster than a global pandemic could.  We had better pray that life will get back to normal in a few weeks, because a complete and utter economic nightmare is ahead if that does not happen.

Unfortunately, life is not likely to get back to normal any time soon.  The number of confirmed cases continues to grow at an exponential rate, and those that are getting infected now will be able to infect others for weeks to come

Researchers looking at cases in China say patients could spread the virus for up to 37 days after they start showing symptoms, according to the study published in the British medical journal The Lancet.

On average, survivors still had the virus in their respiratory system for about 20 days and could presumably continue to spread the disease, researchers found.

So how long will it be before this pandemic is finally over?

Will it be months?

Could it be years?

Don’t forget, the Spanish Flu pandemic lasted from January 1918 to December 1920.

I think that Wall Street is starting to grasp the reality of what we are potentially facing.  On Thursday, we witnessed the largest single day stock market point crash in American history.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2,352 points, and that shattered the “old record” of 2,013 points that was just set on Monday.  Overall, the Dow was down 9.99 percent, and that was the biggest percentage decline since the nightmarish stock market crash of 1987.

Incredibly, European stocks did even worse on Thursday.  In fact, it was the worst day ever for stock markets in Europe.

We have never seen a time when the entire western world has been in the process of literally shutting down simultaneously.  The following is how a Slate article described what we are currently witnessing…

Virtually every activity that entails or facilitates in-person human interaction seems to be in the midst of a total meltdown as the coronavirus outbreak erases Americans’ desire to travel. The NBA, NHL, and MLB have suspended their seasons. Austin’s South by Southwest canceled this year’s festival and laid off a third of its staff. Amtrak says bookings are down 50 percent and cancelations are up 300 percent; its CEO is asking workers to take unpaid time off. Hotels in San Francisco are experiencing vacancy rates between 70 and 80 percent. Broadway goes dark on Thursday night. The CEOs of Southwest and JetBlue have both compared the impact of COVID-19 on air travel to 9/11. (That was before President Trump banned air travel from Europe on Wednesday night.) Universities, now emptying their campuses, have never tried online learning on this scale. White-collar companies like Amazon, Apple, and the New York Times (and Slate!) are asking employees to work from home for the foreseeable future.

On top of everything else, March Madness has been canceled for the first time ever

The NCAA will not crown a men’s or women’s basketball champion in 2020.

Conceding defeat to the COVID-19 virus and a cascade of uncertainty about how bad its ongoing spread might impact public health across the United States, the NCAA announced Thursday all its winter and spring championships have been canceled after a series of moves across multiple sports leagues that foreshadowed the eventual arrival at this decision.

I can’t even imagine the heartbreak that many of those athletes are feeling right now.

They have been training all of their lives to fight for a championship, and now that opportunity has been taken away.

Sadly, just about every major sporting event has either been canceled or will be canceled shortly.

Of course the business world has been thrown into chaos as well.  Companies all across America are going to great lengths to minimize human interaction, and all sorts of non-essential activities are being eliminated.

Even a New York seminar entitled “Doing Business Under Coronavirus” has been canceled because of the coronavirus.

In the days ahead, the list of public gatherings that are still happening will probably be much shorter than the list of public gatherings that have been canceled.

All of this is being done to save lives.

But in the process, it is going to absolutely kill the economy.

At this point, President Trump is even thinking about imposing “travel restrictions within the United States”

REPORTER: Are you considering travel restrictions within the United States, such as to Washington State or California? [Emphasis added]

TRUMP: We haven’t discussed that yet. Is it a possibility? Yes. If somebody gets a little bit out of control, if an area gets too hot. You see what they’re doing in New Rochelle, which is — which is good, frankly. It’s the right thing. But then it’s not enforced, it’s not very strong but people know that they’re being watched … New Rochelle, that’s a hotspot.

Can you imagine the giant temper tantrum that we would see if that actually happened?

Earlier today, the top headline on CNN was “America’s way of life changes indefinitely”, and for once they got it exactly right.

As long as this virus is spreading out of control, decision makers all over the western world are going to be afraid to resume normal activities.

Just think about it.  If you are a decision maker and you resume normal operations too quickly, someone could get sick and die.  Not only could that cost you your job, but it could also get you sued into oblivion.

In our overly litigious society, the threat of lawsuits is going to play a major factor in this crisis.  In fact, I am sure that some people are already in contact with their lawyers.

Hopefully the measures that are being taken will help to reduce the spread of this virus.  But as one of my good friends has pointed out, even if the U.S. was totally locked down for 30 days, this virus would just keep coming back into the U.S. from other countries that are not locked down.

So the truth is that we would need the entire globe to be completely locked down for an extended period of time to really defeat this pandemic, and that simply is not going to happen.

Many among the elite can see what is happening, and they are taking off in their private jets to their “holiday homes or specially prepared disaster bunkers”

Like hundreds of thousands of people across the world, the super-rich are preparing to self-isolate in the face of an escalation in the coronavirus crisis. But their plans extend far beyond stocking up on hand sanitiser and TV boxsets.

The world’s richest people are chartering private jets to set off for holiday homes or specially prepared disaster bunkers in countries that, so far, appear to have avoided the worst of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Of course most of us do not have that option.

Most of us are going to have to ride this thing out right where we are, and that reality is causing a lot of people to completely panic.  Just check out what is happening in New York

Panicked New Yorkers rushed to stock up on essentials forming long lines and clearing shelves of produce as Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency in the city due the coronavirus outbreak.

He made the decision on Thursday afternoon saying the last 24 hours had been ‘very, very sobering’ and that the world had been turned ‘upside down’ in just a day.

The announcement immediately sparked furious panic shopping from New Yorkers as grocery stores across the city saw chaos and frantic stockpiling with residents fearing the worst.

Sadly, this is just the beginning.

As things go from bad to worse, we are likely to see fear and panic on a scale that is absolutely unprecedented.

But as I discussed yesterday, now is not a time for fear.

During any major crisis, cool heads and calm hearts are needed.  The days ahead are going to be full of challenges, and by God’s grace we shall do our very best to meet those challenges.

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37 Comments on "Get Ready For Your Lifestyle To Change Indefinitely Because Of This Coronavirus Pandemic"

  1. Anonymouse on Fri, 13th Mar 2020 8:21 pm 

    Hyperbole much?

    Remember SARS?, MERS, EBOLA? West Nile?

    Naw, I dont either.

    All nasty diseases in their own way to be sure, if you were unlucky enough to have contracted any of those, worse if you died from any of them. But none of them ever came close to living up to the hype made at the time, mostly by the media or even groups like the WHO and various national health ministries.

    The chances of any one person contracting this illness are going to be low, and the odds any of you knowing someone personally that actually dies from it, are likely to be very, very low. In the meantime you will continue to be at much greater risk from things like, traffic accidents, cancer, shooting yourself while cleaning your own gun (amerikans only), or falling and slipping in the tub, than catching and dieing from corona.

    Meanwhile the gov’t is busy cancelling the economy, sporting events, marathons, and basically ordinary day-to-day living over nothing. The level of panic and paranoia being issued by media and gov’t, hardly seems remotely related to any danger, real or imagined.

    Just substitute ‘terrorist threat’ for ‘coronvirus’ and you get the idea. However, in fairness to the globalists, no one ever lined up for hours to buy asswipe because they were worried about an imminent ‘USlamic State’ or ‘ISIS’ attack.

  2. Richard Guenette on Fri, 13th Mar 2020 8:23 pm 

    This writer (Michael Snyder) is a religious nut.

  3. world grater supremacist muzzies lovin' for the sake of supremacist muzzies on Fri, 13th Mar 2020 8:50 pm 

    everyone pls be respetful to supertard and his supertard sock Richard Guenette

  4. Outcast_Searcher on Fri, 13th Mar 2020 10:03 pm 

    If such collapse sites didn’t constantly call for insta-doom, they might have a little credibility when trying to throw the worst light on an actual difficult/annoying situation.

    As it is though, not so much.

  5. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 12:35 am 

    Its time to panic y’all.

    WE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

    dumbassed fuckwacks

  6. DT on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 2:33 am 

    The real issue is the global dimming effect. As the sulfates fall out of the atmosphere due to industrial activity decline. The planet will warm very quickly.

  7. Dooma on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 4:21 am 

    Check out this humorous look at how that idiot Trump has (mis)handled the virus situation so far…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hks6Nq7g6P4&t=5s

    *Warning: contains explicit language.

  8. JuanP on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 4:57 am 

    time to panic y’all.

    WE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

    dumbassed fuckwacks

  9. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 4:59 am 

    “The more the US denies, the more countries call “BULLSHIT!”.

    More lies makato, China has to cover it shit but it can’t. Its aspirations to be top gone are gone. AsiaDown is the new force in our global civilization. Of course west is going down too. Nobody is going Up.

  10. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 5:06 am 

    “If such collapse sites didn’t constantly call for insta-doom, they might have a little credibility when trying to throw the worst light on an actual difficult/annoying situation.”

    Outcast, let me make a prediction like we have seen in the past. A techno optimist like you will not be commenting much for a while until things stabilize. You will be too embarrassed for how stupid you look to open your pie hole. We probably won’t hear from Nony with shale taking a hammering. Doomers like me don’t necessarily call for the end of the world immediately. it is a process of decline that honest science and common sense says is the force of nature now. Growth is meaningless in this macro systematic situation in regards to direction. Growth is necessary to fight these entropic forces of decline but it will likely never dominate again until maybe after the process takes man to a lower scale.

  11. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 5:13 am 

    “Just substitute ‘terrorist threat’ for ‘coronvirus’ and you get the idea. However, in fairness to the globalists, no one ever lined up for hours to buy asswipe because they were worried about an imminent ‘USlamic State’ or ‘ISIS’ attack.”

    WOW, that was stupid annoymouse. This virus is a dangerous pathogen and it does not matter that for most people it is not a killer. It is the combination of its contagiousness with the fact that compromised people die from it that makes it so dangerous. The issue is overwhelming of the healthcare system with critical cases that then prevents normal operation of the health care system. Hospitals where the outbreak has hit hard are overwhelmed. The other issue is the virus hitting when it is with economies unstable and in decline too so this creates a double whammy of health and economic activity. The heath issues are real, the contagiousness is documented, the economic fallout is evident but still the board dumbasses like junPee, makato, and annoy are in denial. FAILURE.

  12. Anonymouse on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 5:19 am 

    Sounds like you are worried you might not be able to get the mental health care treatments you so desperately need if everyone in what passes for a health-care system in the uS are running around like chickens with their heads cut off. In your (mental) case, this might be a blessing in disquise. You might be to evade being committed to to the local asylum for years, if not decades over this.

  13. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 5:22 am 

    LOL, the stalker is up. annoy, answer the comment stupid. We know you can stalk. Say something that is smart for a change.

  14. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 5:45 am 

    “Why Global Politicians & Business Leaders Must Act Now”
    https://tinyurl.com/w49ms3s medium

    “Countries that are overwhelmed will have a fatality rate between ~3%-5% Put in another way: Countries that act fast can reduce the number of deaths by a factor of ten. And that’s just counting the fatality rate. Acting fast also drastically reduces the cases, making this even more of a no-brainer. Countries that act fast reduce the number of deaths at least by 10x…Around 20% of cases require hospitalization, 5% of cases require the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and around 2.5% require very intensive help, with items such as ventilators or ECMO (extra-corporeal oxygenation)… So if you suddenly have 100,000 people infected, many of them will want to go get tested. Around 20,000 will require hospitalization, 5,000 will need the ICU, and 1,000 will need machines that we don’t have enough of today. And that’s just with 100,000 cases…All of this is what drives a system to have a fatality rate of ~4% instead of ~0.5%. If you want your city or your country to be part of the 4%, don’t do anything today…Flatten the Curve This is a pandemic now. It can’t be eliminated. But what we can do is reduce its impact. Some countries have been exemplary at this. The best one is Taiwan…If we reduce the infections as much as possible, our healthcare system will be able to handle cases much better, driving the fatality rate down. And, if we spread this over time, we will reach a point where the rest of society can be vaccinated, eliminating the risk altogether. So our goal is not to eliminate coronavirus contagions. It’s to postpone them…Social Distancing There is one very simple thing that we can do and that works: social distancing…The current scientific consensus is that this virus can be spread within 2 meters (6 feet) if somebody coughs. Otherwise, the droplets fall to the ground and don’t infect you. The worst infection then becomes through surfaces: The virus survives for up to 9 days on different surfaces such as metal, ceramics and plastics. That means things like doorknobs, tables, or elevator buttons can be terrible infection vectors…Containment Containment is making sure all the cases are identified, controlled, and isolated. It’s what Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan or Taiwan are doing so well: They very quickly limit people coming in, identify the sick, immediately isolate them, use heavy protective gear to protect their health workers, track all their contacts, quarantine them… This works extremely well when you’re prepared and you do it early on, and don’t need to grind your economy to a halt to make it happen…If the transmission rate goes down by 25% (through Social Distancing), it flattens the curve and delays the peak by a whole 14 weeks. Lower the transition rate by 50%, and you can’t see the epidemic even starting within a quarter…Mitigation Mitigation requires heavy social distancing. People need to stop hanging out to drop the transmission rate (R), from the R=~2–3 that the virus follows without measures, to below 1, so that it eventually dies out. These measures require closing companies, shops, mass transit, schools, enforcing lockdowns… The worse your situation, the worse the social distancing. The earlier you impose heavy measures, the less time you need to keep them, the easier it is to identify brewing cases, and the fewer people get infected.”

  15. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 5:57 am 

    “Panic & The Pandemic: Is There A Better Approach?”
    https://tinyurl.com/vrov2et cliff mass

    “Social distancing may be attractive for a short period to slow the virus, but in the end it is not sustainable. It is also inefficient. In an attempt to prevent the virus from getting to elderly people with health problems, a huge population that does not have the disease or unlikely to get very sick from it is restrained from normal activity. Something more effective is needed, something I would call “smart quarantine.” More on that later…Protect the most vulnerable with all available resources. All nursing facilities, retirement homes, and the like would be essentially quarantined, with all patients and staff tested for the virus, with those testing positive isolated from the remainder. All visitors would have to be tested. All individuals who are over 60 and possessing serious health problems would be asked to self-quarantine, with food and other assistance provided to allow them to reduce contact with the outside community… Extensive random testing of the general population would be initiated, with millions of tests available for this purpose. Such general testing would allow a determination of the extent of COVID-19 spread and the isolation of affected individuals and their close associates. This is what I call “smart quarantine”– the use of massive testing to identify the carriers and currently sick and to take them out of circulation…A fund to provide salaries for quarantined individuals would be initiated. This would encourage all individuals to be tested and encourage financially marginal individuals to isolate themselves…Social distancing would end and all schools reopened within a month.. It is poor public policy to cripple education and the productive capacity of individuals that are the bulwark of the U.S. economy, particularly since most of them are not at risk for serious impacts of the coronavirus. Sustained social distancing is not a long term solution…Federal grants will be initiated to support additional hospital costs, the acquisition of additional medical supplies and equipment, and the huge testing program.”

  16. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 6:08 am 

    We see the pros and cons here and as usual there will need to be a combination of both. We need extreme measures in the beginning to get the population shocked into action otherwise the contagion is 10 times worse. That said extreme measures are not sustainable. One thing I have been thinking about is agriculture. If farmers don’t get a crop organized in a timely fashion this year, we are going to have food issues soon. Last year was a horrible year for farmers between the weather and trade problems. In China pathogens are running wild in their food system. In Africa Locust are getting bad. There is also the ever worsening of climate change (human or not) to growing seasons. Now we have a global hard recession coming to further stunt AG productivity. So yes, we have to act hard with the virus to stabilize the infections but eventually a triage of sorts must be accepted to keep the economy from going into free fall. China is probably a good example of triage. China is making an effort to get back to business as usual with the understanding the virus is still there. The problem with a pandemic like this is the cure is worse that the disease if you are not careful. We will know in 2 months what worked best. It is likely this will vary by region because of all the differences. Italy is very vulnerable because of the amount of older people and the population densities. Other nations will not suffer as bad with young populations. Regions with less density will also have nature barriers to the virus.

  17. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 6:37 am 

    “After 79% Sales Crash In February, China Automakers Beg Government For Bailout”
    https://tinyurl.com/uztml33 zero hedge

    “Industry wide, sales fell 79% in February, marking the biggest ever monthly plunge on record, according to Reuters. And the industry is starting to panic. Automakers are now asking the government for relief after the industry’s collapse, which occurred in the midst of an already-in-progress global recession for automakers. Specifically, they are asking for cuts on the purchase tax for smaller vehicles and support for sales in rural markets, in addition to the easing of emission requirements…The CAAM predicts sales numbers will “definitely” rebound in March. A CAAM official said last month that sales are likely to plunge 10% for the first half of 2020. Containing the coronavirus outbreak is going to be key in whether or not the industry rebounds, and by how much. And remember, as production comes back online in China, demand globally will likely be falling off a cliff as other major countries deal with their “Wuhan moments”.”

  18. world grater supremacist muzzies lovin for the sake of supremacist muzzies of the world on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 6:49 am 

    avove supertard obv
    easy to tell by tell tale muzzie lovin’ signature

  19. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 6:51 am 

    “Nomura: “The Market Has Only Just Begun Staring Into The Abyss”
    https://tinyurl.com/qlhelk7 zero hedge

    “While many post-mortems will be written on what, despite Friday’s torrid 9% rebound, has been a historic, unforgettable week which saw the US stock market plunge the most since the worst days of the global financial crisis, one of the more detailed and impactful was that of Nomura’s quant Masanari Takada who put the week’s events in simple, easy to understand context: “In little more than the blink of an eye, the situation has come to look like the 2008 Lehman Brothers crisis all over again.”… The plunge in US equities yesterday (12 March) pushed weekly returns down to 7.7 standard deviations below the norm. In statistical science, the odds of a greater-than seven-sigma event of this kind are astronomical to the point of being comical (about one such event every 160 billion years)… Setting aside legitimate quibbles over the statistical significance of this, we can say with confidence that we are witnessing a history-making market disaster in real-time…therefore think that the Fed can at least help limit the risk of an extreme credit crunch. However, the paralysis in the international circulation of people and goods already being observed will almost inevitably undermine the market…It may be that these investors had been unable to fully imagine a pandemic-driven recession scenario, having no experience in that vein to draw upon…There is a growing risk that global macro hedge funds, after liquidating their long positions, will proceed to aggressively build up short positions. Global macro hedge funds tend not to make spur-of-the-moment trades, but they do tend to stake out positions that are consistent with the macroeconomic outlook…CTAs have turned short on DJIA futures. Because of the rapid pace of the Dow’s drop, CTAs have been able to build sufficient short positions. As they had already preferred short positions with the DJIA below 28,000, CTAs look likely to build short positions rapidly at current share price levels.”

  20. Abraham van Helsing on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 8:15 am 

    The Orkney Islands in far northern Scotland have renewable hydrogen to work:

    https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/03/06/orkney-hydrogen-energy-lon-orig.cnn-business

  21. Abraham van Helsing on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 8:20 am 

    The EU U-turn on migration is a fact. Bet your last bottom euro that the Corona panic is a great help in bringing about this change.

    Here a Dutch government representative expressing full support for the Greek government and its closed border policy and flat out refusal to take in any migrants, not even children:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDH7KztWgQE

    Now comes the next step: showing a cold shoulder to the Muslims and Africans who are already in Europe and make them feel they are undesirable.

  22. joe on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 8:55 am 

    “Abraham van Helsing on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 8:20 am ”

    You have to stop migration now cause the uk ain’t gonna pay for it anymore. We took in all your Poles and Ukrainian and Roma gypsies, and then had to suffer lectures about why we had to resettle Syrians from the gas chamber Germans, we ain’t payin for it, and now the EUSSR suddenly decided that they wont either. That’s cause Germany and France refused to resettle 3 million Syrians from a war they helped cause. Erdogan is right about EUSSR duplicity. My guess is that when idlib falls (and it will) Europe wont be able to stop the flood.

  23. Abraham van Helsing on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 10:06 am 

    “You have to stop migration now cause the uk ain’t gonna pay for it anymore.”

    joe esquire still thinks that the UK matters in the grand scheme of things. You don’t.

    “We took in all your Poles and Ukrainian and Roma gypsies”

    You did indeed take in cheap labor from Eastern Europe (not Ukraine, but Poles, Bulgarians and Romanians) and you are going to miss them dearly in your effort to bring in the harvest as the English are too lazy to do it themselves. These Eastern Europeans are all going to Holland and Germany now so we can sell you vegetables and fruit at double the price. Remember joe, you have to import 50% of your food, from which 30% from the EU. Add to that the percentage points of missed local harvest and you get the picture of the English devastation. A famine in England is very well possible. You should remember that because we have you by the balls. The UK is the 2nd largest deficit country in the world, after the US. You are bluffing. You have extremely bad cards and the last thing you can afford is picking a fight with Europe. Remember the British food blockade 1918-1919, when you murdered 1 million Germans? We are now in a position to pay back.

    “we had to resettle Syrians from the gas chamber Germans”

    Still peddling your gas chamber lies, eh? Give me one name and proof of somebody who was gassed in a gaschamber. Well I have got bad news for you: now that you are our enemy (again) we will have zero patience to continue peddling your WW1 and WW2 lies. WW1 that was the work of Britain, WW2 was the work of US jews, screwing the English most of all in geopolitical terms. Period.

    “we ain’t payin for it”

    Keep on dreaming. England is oligarch country now, the English commoners are no longer protected by European labor laws and the last thing the oligarchs will do is halt dark immigration as it is the only immigration they can get. The English commoner is screwed. And you voted for it. ROFL.

    “Europe wont be able to stop the flood.”

    That’s what you hope. Why would that be? 1 bullet per Muslim.

  24. Abraham van Helsing on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 10:20 am 

    “Brits don’t want to work on farms – so who will pick fruit after Brexit?”

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-agriculture-farms-fruit-picking-migrant-workers-labour-shortage-a8469806.html

    “Just one per cent of seasonal farm workers are British. Most currently come from Eastern Europe, but with the end of free movement, British growers could have to look even further for labour”

    “After a dozen futile calls to big farms, agricultural lobbyists and labour contractors, we finally found him.

    The rarest of the rare, the British berry picker.”

    “According to the National Farmers Union, an industry lobbying group, of the 60,000 seasonal workers in the fields last year picking fruit and vegetables, barely one per cent was British. The vast majority come from Eastern Europe, particularly Bulgaria and Romania.”

    “As long as Britain has remained part of the European Union, by treaty its doors have been wide open to the “free movement” of fellow members, including those seasonal farmworkers who come for four or five months, get paid in British pounds and return home for the winter.”

    “But as Britain prepares to leave the EU, bringing the era of free movement to a close, farmers have begun to panic: Who will pick the crops next spring? ”

    Hint: joe esquire.lol Just kidding. Joe isn’t the working type, too busy planning the next war against Germany. In his feverish mind.

    Ah well, look at it from the bright sight. If Venezoleans managed to lose 11 kg on average, we can sure that the English will top that. Let’s aim for 15 kg as Britain is still the fattest country in Europe!

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/10/uk-most-obese-country-in-western-europe-oecd-report-finds

    “UK is most obese country in western Europe, OECD finds”

  25. JuanP on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 2:08 pm 

    There are approximately 75,000 active cases in 149 countries and territories at this time. There are more than 80,000 closed cases. Of those, 93% recovered and were discharged and 7% ended in death. Do not underestimate the lethality of COVID-19.

    The active cases have transitioned from linear to exponential growth in February. I expect this global pandemic to keep growing exponentially for an indeterminate amount of time. It is anyone’s guess how long this virus will stay with us or how many people it may end up infecting, and killing. Anyone pretending to know what will happen is full of shit. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Take this seriously and don’t panic. Good luck!

  26. Chickin Widdle on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 2:16 pm 

    Approximately 75,000 active cases in 149 countries and territories at this time. There are more than 80,000 closed cases. Of those, 93% recovered and were discharged and 7% ended in death. Do not underestimate the lethality of COVID-19.

    The active cases have transitioned from linear to exponential growth in February. I expect this global pandemic to keep growing exponentially for an indeterminate amount of time. It is anyone’s guess how long this virus will stay with us or how many people it may end up infecting, and killing. Anyone pretending to know what will happen is full of shit. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Take this seriously and don’t panic. Good luck!

  27. Davy on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 2:33 pm 

    “Good luck!”

    Thanks JuanP!

    (old freind)

  28. Boney Joe on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 2:56 pm 

    “Good luck!”
    Thanks JuanP!

    Old flame

  29. REAL Green on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 9:32 pm 

    Everyone no’s Boney Joe is us Davy.

    Were not foolin anyone.

    stupid

  30. world grater supremacist muzzies lovin for the sake of supremacist muzzies of the world on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 9:44 pm 

    why supertards love china so much
    typical stockholm syndrome, the more china supress freedom of informaitn, the more supertards conjecture that they’re on top of things, not to mention the mishandling of wuhan in initial stages that caused it to blow up

    it’s good that comrade xi and comrad putin is not much loved but still loved a lot. one can guess why

    supremacist chinese professor said “their system” changes every 4 years, our leader for life is superior. well yeah i guess then keep the industrial espionage going strong to maintain that supremacy

    everyone steals but it’s a problem when u steal to supremacy.

    anyways, this is what happens when supertards doesn’t love (((supremetard))), if one doesn’t love (((supremetard))) one loves everyone including supremacist chinese

    but not learning a good lesson about chinese while lovin’ them, the good lesson is how they amputated their muzzies. if lovin’ china means learning to amputate our muzzies then i have no issue with that.

    that’s all, peass

  31. world grater supremacist muzzies lovin for the sake of supremacist muzzies of the world on Sat, 14th Mar 2020 9:49 pm 

    muzzie did dc shooting now getting married in jail. muzzi muhadmad got shot ded muzzie malvo is doing life

    whitey supertard klobuchar told to love muzie myron burrell because everyone love muzies
    but muzies are commanded to lie.

    that’s easy. muzzies lie so muzzie rots. wonder if klobuchar knows muzzie doctrine

    maybe she does

  32. Abraham van Helsing on Sun, 15th Mar 2020 6:06 am 

    Dutch agriculture: Eastern Europeans out, robots in.

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2020/03/15/robotics-in-dutch-horticulture/

  33. Davy on Sun, 15th Mar 2020 6:22 am 

    “Dutch agriculture: Eastern Europeans out, robots in.”

    Poor dutch will not have the money for robots. Ag exports will shrink because people will not have the money for exported food. cloggo, get ready to work in a greenhouse for food.

  34. Abraham van Helsing on Sun, 15th Mar 2020 6:44 am 

    Food is the last item people can afford to cut expenses on. The English will pay double the Brexit price for Dutch fresh food and will cut first on useless Boeings and iPhones.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8113075/PETER-HITCHENS-Britain-infected-bad-case-madness.html

    “PETER HITCHENS: Yes, coronavirus poses a risk – but our response to it is not intelligent or useful. Britain is infected… by a bad case of madness”

    Hitchins is right. Excessive Corona precautions is just as bad as doing nothing at all (BoJo’s “taking it on the chin”).

    A certain amount of casualties are to be accepted. It is a trade-off between human losses and preventing economic collapse.

    – stay away from public gatherings, football matches, theaters, airplanes, cafe’s
    – strict hygiene (no hand shakes, excessive washing hands)
    – avoid live meetings, replace them with Skype
    – work from home if possible
    – Tell old people to stay at home and minimize visits
    – halt all tourism

  35. Abraham van Helsing on Sun, 15th Mar 2020 6:59 am 

    Corona btw is a white nationalist treasure trove as it thoroughly kills globalism.

    https://interaktiv.morgenpost.de/corona-virus-karte-infektionen-deutschland-weltweit/

    China update:

    70,000 infected
    54,000 cured
    3,000 dead

    The Chinese seem to have the outbreak under control.

    No hundreds of thousands of dead, only 3,000 (peanuts, really).

    Expect them to slowly pick up producing again, with all quarantine measure largely remaining in place, all the while monitoring the situation and crack-down again, if necessary.

  36. Davy on Sun, 15th Mar 2020 7:13 am 

    “Catastrophic Shocks Through Complex Socio-Economic Systems: A Pandemic Perspective”
    David Korowicz https://tinyurl.com/yx7zb9u2 festa

    “The globalised economy has become more complex (connectivity, interdependence, and speed), de-localized, with increasing concentration within critical systems. This has made us all more vulnerable to systemic shocks. This paper provides an overview of the effect of a major pandemic on the operation of complex socio-economic systems using some simple models. It discusses the links between initial pandemic absenteeism and supply-chain contagion, and the evolution and rate of shock propagation. It discusses systemic collapse and the difficulties of re-booting socio-economic systems… Once contagion begins it rises slowly, but a point comes where it begins to accelerate rapidly. That point is the dividing line between the sub-critical and critical acceleration. We can see that the longer time inventories are held within a society, the longer the time the operation of society can function before the critical acceleration. Clearly then the rising speed of societal processes, in this case, supply-chain re-charging, reduces temporal resilience to shocks. Even this very simple model reproduces the main features of real events and studies seen in section 3 – the impact on society does not rise linearly with time but starts to accelerate as more inventories are drawn down… Further even if a government wanted to rebuild, it may be too complex to orchestrate resumption from the top down. This is firstly because the economy has evolved by self-organization, nobody has ever had, nor could they have put its elements together in the first place. Secondly, even if it could be done, the systems of command, control and supply that might do it would be the very systems that had been undermined. Over time entropy would become an issue as engines rust, reagents become contaminated, and expected maintenance and repairs are left undone. This would all add to the cost and inputs needed for resumption. In a more complex society the degradation rate may be higher for thermodynamic reasons. Overall, we are saying the longer a socio-economic system spends in the critical regime, the more likely it is to undergo a complete systemic collapse and loss of basic function. In addition, the longer it spends in this state, the more difficult it may be to ever return to its pre-pandemic state.”

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