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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:20 PM
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It was given a name COVID-19...so what is wrong with that. It's another Corona virus EOS...

The problem isn't that it can be consider offensive or it offends someone. It's the fact people then target innocent people because of branding something based on a race and physically attack them. The virus doesn't have a race its a corona virus...it's a separate life form. It's not human and it's not Chinese



And "wet" markets?...Does the Chinese Gov't have the power to shut these down in the name of Humanity?

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:23 PM
And a big Whipping Post welcome to CaboChris, lemme guess, Cabo San Lucas? Your US$ goes a long way there, no?

Yet another noob registers then a few pretend music posts, then straight to Whipping Post. Seems to be a lot of that these days.

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:25 PM
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It was given a name COVID-19...so what is wrong with that. It's another Corona virus EOS...

The problem isn't that it can be consider offensive or it offends someone. It's the fact people then target innocent people because of branding something based on a race and physically attack them. The virus doesn't have a race its a corona virus...it's a separate life form. It's not human and it's not Chinese



And "wet" markets?...Does the Chinese Gov't have the power to shut these down in the name of Humanity?


I'm sure they do but what can we do about that...naming it after a race isn't going to change what happened

There is also a bird flu coming out of South Carolina from farms...and there is a population in this country that eats road kill...and other "game" animals then deer, elk or boar. Who know's what that might breed in the future. Who can say someone here doesn't eat bats

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:26 PM
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Fun fact:

The first known case of "Spanish Flu" was in the US. It wasn't called "Spanish Flu" until after US soldiers exported it to Europe.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-cases-reported-in-deadly- influenza-epidemic

In Bill Maher's bit, that is the ONLY labeling of a disease with a country name, and it is incorrect. The origin of Spanish Flu is suspected to be China, the US, or possibly France, but certainly not Spain.

The rest of Maher's case is viruses that are named after local or regional geography. We don't call Lyme Disease "USA Disease", or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever "American Fever".

So nickname it China Virus if it makes you feel better. It doesn't change anything. I think a local name "Wuhan Virus" works - or better yet learn some basics.

Coronaviruses, are called "corona" because of a crownlike feature, not because the Liberals are trying to defend China. The only thing "royal" about it is it is a royal pain in the ass.

Might as well learn about it and stop arguing over what countries to call them - there are a lot of coronaviruses, and there will be more.





Here's a little more detailed information on the Pandemic of 1918:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/journal-plague-year-180965222/

Many stories in south Georgia relate how whole family groups died because they took in a returning soldier for the night while he was walking home from the train depot.
Around Ashburn a family found a returnee walking the road. His family lived a few miles down the road and they offered him a ride as far as they went in his direction.
They stopped along the way to say hey and tell neighbors about the returning hero.
Next day, several kids who had met up with the wagon to tell him welcome home were found dead. Each day more and more were found dead at home. One man was found on the road with a note in his pocket to the local doctor describing how sick the family was. The rest of the family was found dead.
In Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery, just outside Ashburn there are graves with multiple names and birth dates on them, showing all died the same day.

The same scenario played out in many small towns, villages, communities across the US just because the Federal Government didn't want the severity of the virus to be known to the public.

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:33 PM
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And a big Whipping Post welcome to CaboChris, lemme guess, Cabo San Lucas? Your US$ goes a long way there, no?

Yet another noob registers then a few pretend music posts, then straight to Whipping Post. Seems to be a lot of that these days.


Am I being disrespectful to anyone here? Do I need to prove my ABB love card before I'm able to talk about other issues besides the music? Brothers & Sister is my favorite ABB album. Come and Go Blues is my favorite ABB song. Oncoming Traffic and Multi-Colored Lady are my favorite Gregg solo songs. I've literally obsessed over this band for 3 years now since the passing of Gregg. Is that better? I talk about the music when the mood hits me but real life and the issues of the day interest me much more. Thanks for the welcome!

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:39 PM
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I will let you and your teammate Fuji hash this bit out. He might want to straighten you out on how "conservation" is not "conservative".

I happen to fully concur with every word of your post. Change can happen in China if we wag the dog. I boycott China when I can - absolutely never buy foodstuffs from there.

I see nothing positive in "scorn" or "shame" or rhetorical vitriol. Change can happen, but it will be tricky, and requires cultural understanding, not schoolyard hollering. Those wet markets are an ancient way of life, not just in China, but all over, third world in particular where folks don't have refrigerators and live market-to-table.

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:45 PM
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Brothers & Sister is my favorite ABB album. Come and Go Blues is my favorite ABB song. Oncoming Traffic and Multi-Colored Lady are my favorite Gregg solo songs. I've literally obsessed over this band for 3 years now since the passing of Gregg. Is that better?


Yes indeed, it is better. Much. You actually responded and are human, possibly even not Russian. You are probably unaware that we are on trollwatch here. Welcome. Rave on. Dont take anything too serious, my posts in particular.

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:46 PM
whatever BigV

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:55 PM
@BigV - you picked out one line of a post totally supporting and agreeing with you, to compare to another one? You're just out for scrappin looks like. I backed off on the guy, he is cool, didn't get all hissy or not reply - and btw there was no "scorn" or "vitriol" when I noobed him, that is your sight.
 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 03:57 PM
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@BigV - you picked out one line of a post totally supporting and agreeing with you, to compare to another one? You're just out for scrappin looks like. I backed off on the guy, he is cool, didn't get all hissy or not reply - and btw there was no "scorn" or "vitriol" when I noobed him, that is your sight.


And I took down my post

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 04:09 PM
@bigv You didnt have to do that but thx for gesture. I am goin nuts out here on the perimeter firing in the dark after the recent Muleman sapper event. I dont trust anyone now, man!

@jerry - your 1918 post is brutal. Reading the Smithsonian article. Puts me in mind of a book "Guns, Germs,and Steel" by UCLA prof Jared Diamond - pretty much shows that disease has shaped history much more than war or trade, or anything man has done.

 

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  posted on 4/12/2020 at 04:17 PM
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Dont take anything too serious, my posts in particular.


It's all good.

 

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Dont take anything too serious, my posts in particular.


It's all good.


You must not have read many of BrerRabbit's posts?

 

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  posted on 4/18/2020 at 01:32 PM
The latest from Bill:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcvIQJ-QurQ&feature=youtu.be


Awesomeness...

 

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  posted on 4/18/2020 at 03:29 PM
...and the far righties are giddy and now believing what he says - you can't make this stuff up....
 

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  posted on 4/18/2020 at 03:33 PM
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...and the far righties are giddy and now believing what he says - you can't make this stuff up....


Haha!..."Believing"...or simply "agreeing"?

There is a difference

 

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