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    This virus is going to destroy many peoples lives and hopes. First and foremost of course, lives lost. But not forgetting those who have worked hard to create small and medium sized business's that wont survive.

    Sadly, many a business will fail because of this. Whatever else, a complete absence of custom cannot be sustained for very long without irreversible damage. Such a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maineiac View Post
    And the dems are claiming that Trump calling it the Chinese Virus is racist. Really? That is where it originated. Ever hear of the Spanish Flu?
    Most researchers now believe the Spanish flu started in the US. It was during the 1914-18 war, brought over the Europe by the US Army when you joined in 1917. The reason it was called the Spanish flu was because Spain was especially hard hit. So maybe we should call this one the Italian flu?

    There is a history of naming things to shift blame. For example in the 17th century STDs here were called 'The French Pox'. Though now as then blame seems irrelevant and unhelpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy23* View Post
    Politicians so consumed here with Corona virus speeches and self ego stroking that they have not focused on anti-gun laws. Maybe good distraction for now.
    Seems like there might be an example or two in the headlines right now about how easy it is already to infringe on personal freedoms in the interest of public safety under the guise of a "national emergency".
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    Quote Originally Posted by tranteruk View Post
    Most researchers now believe the Spanish flu started in the US. ........
    1918 Flu Pandemic That Killed 50 Million Originated in China, Historians Say

    Chinese laborers transported across Canada thought to be source.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/1/140123-spanish-flu-1918-china-origins-pandemic-science-health/
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    If they keep up the panic for much longer it's going to bring on hard times. It may provide for the turn around in this country. How many people are going to want to hear about giving out free stuff to others who made bad personal choices. How about free stuff for illegals.

    How long before civil disorder starts? In the cities of course. I give it about a week.
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    Don't fool yourself, there are plenty of meth heads in rural areas that will pillage and plunder also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    If they keep up the panic for much longer it's going to bring on hard times. It may provide for the turn around in this country. How many people are going to want to hear about giving out free stuff to others who made bad personal choices. How about free stuff for illegals.

    How long before civil disorder starts? In the cities of course. I give it about a week.
    There should be a law against people wearing $300 NBA star named sneakers AND receiving welfare too.

    You are right though, this is a turning point for America. I've been saying for DECADES that enriching China will only come back to bite us in the ass. When I look at this from a pragmatic point of view, this is a very necessary kick to America's nuts. It's gonna hurt, but it will go away and we will have learned a valuable lesson. Protect your nuts!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maineiac View Post
    And the dems are claiming that Trump calling it the Chinese Virus is racist. Really? That is where it originated. Ever hear of the Spanish Flu?
    Looked up the spanish flu of 1918, they are trying to change the name on that one too a hundred years later. These morons worry more about a name than a pandemic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpio View Post
    There should be a law against people wearing $300 NBA star named sneakers AND receiving welfare too.

    You are right though, this is a turning point for America. I've been saying for DECADES that enriching China will only come back to bite us in the ass. When I look at this from a pragmatic point of view, this is a very necessary kick to America's nuts. It's gonna hurt, but it will go away and we will have learned a valuable lesson. Protect your nuts!!!
    There needs to be more oversight on welfare. The people who deserve it are not the problem. We have families in this country who have been on welfare for 4 generations and still multipling. We are paying to feed kids who aren't getting fed at home. Then we pay for it again through school lunch programs.

    Working people are usually on a family budget. They are limited to what foods they buy. Not the Pro Welfare class, there is nothing to good for them. If they get in a bind there is always another govt program to bail them out. There is also an army of Liberals running these programs. It is a two edged plan. The working people have to support the worthless and pay the the tab for the govt agencies that distribute programs.
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    I would bet half the city boys on this site have a country heart. Many of us are forced to work where the jobs are and we have modest second homes far from our city residence. The country is where we plan to survive as contributing members of rural America. For those country homes and property we have scrimped and saved to have that privilege and now are respected part time residents. We bought a small acreage and unfinished house 45 years ago on the western slope of the Shenandoah Valley where my heart resides and near where someday we will rest. My children are blessed with rural values and attitudes and have married husbands with small town roots. God Bless Them.

    And God Bless the people who are the rural backbone of America.
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