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Originally posted by Kayback Kayback wrote:

Oh I'd love an RMR but they retail for STUUUUUUUPID prices here.

It's so annoying. I was pushing for red dot pistol classes in local semi autonomous IDPA matches and got shouted down every time. "no one carries a red dot!" "unrealistic competition gear!.

Now every Tom and Harry has one and the prices are sky high. Everyone is shooting in the Carry Optics division.

How much are Holosuns there?

I shot one IDPA match when I was heavy in the competitive scene. They were a lot more uptight than USPSA (IPSC).

They are amazing, focusing on the front site was never natural for me, being able to focus on the target was a game change. My speed and accuracy dramatically increased the first time I used a RDS.
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So proud of my state also :(
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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

I'm ready to ride the roller coaster back up.


Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the states getting hit hard now never got a "real" first wave compared to many others?
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

I'm ready to ride the roller coaster back up.


Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the states getting hit hard now never got a "real" first wave compared to many others?

Some did, some didn't. Florida, for example, got hit really hard the first time (The Miami and Jacksonville areas being little epicenters) and is worse now in terms of numbers than they were at the end of April. Florida is up 259% in the last 14 days. Georgia got a huge first wave both in the Atlanta area and in the more rural Albany, and now has one of the fastest upticks in the country, adding nearly 100% more cases every 14 days. 

On the other side of things, there are places like Arizona, Idaho and parts of Texas where the virus never really had a first wave and are now getting slammed. 

I read a good write-up about it in the newspaper the other day that said that this upwards swing we're seeing now doesn't have any good single variable that explains it. It's not really the protests, because New York City cases are going down, Minnesota, the origin of the protests, is breaking even, and the state with the biggest 14-day increase is Idaho, not exactly a hotbed of anti-racist protesting. It's also not Memorial Day, as that came and went without moving the numbers much. It's not increased testing, because testing has increased in places like Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland but the rates there are going down. Not even reopening plans can be purely blamed, as Georgia reopened nearly two months ago and is only now seeing the increases. 

About the only thing that explains it is people just not taking precautions as seriously as they should in their regular, everyday life. People are not following the guidelines to the same stringency they were in March and April -- people are not wearing masks, not washing/sanitizing hands, not avoiding unneeded contact, and not social distancing. 
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As a follow-up to that, something I saw in the paper this morning: One of the statistically significant variables among places seeing an upward trend in COVID-19 cases is restaurant spending. Places where grocery store spending is staying above-average and restaurant spending below-average are not seeing as much of an increase as places where grocery spending has leveled off and restaurant spending creeps back toward normalcy. 

 


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Nowhere Nebraska, we are fine. Momma working at home since City of Lincoln mayor sent non-essentials home a few months ago. She is Federal Housing Urban Development but County City Building is closed, since Federal still paid but had office set up in living room for what she does. All three kids here in Lincoln still working, one a UNL as Head Groundskeeper (gotta keep the grass mowed), one from home customer service rep for Target, last IT at Lincoln public schools doing the in house teach from home programming. So no near contact jobs.
Restaurants are every other table 1/3 capacity seating now, no more in store customer limits, WalMart and Super Saver 08-midnight, we have drive in concerts on your FM dial, Garth Brooks just did his, Big Screen at Lancaster Events Center. Lincoln is the states 'hot spot' though. Momma is up over 1500 hand made masks donated to health care, I got some GI issue covid 'manly looking' vented disc masks for me, momma wear here own 'patterned' masks (coffee filter filters).
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COVID 19 is screwing up my plans for buying a house.

It seems like fewer houses are hitting the market. Those that do, get swarmed with people and sell right away. Prices are going up and supply is dwindling.

This is also being compounded with people moving out of urban areas. My neck of the woods is getting crowded and moving further is really impossible.
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Out here on 'the farm' still quiet. Maybe 3 cars out on County RD B a day and 3 cars in. Still see roof of closest neighbor.....isolated you bet.

There is a cookie cutter home development going up on 14th south heading to Lincoln, looks like construction stopped. About 7 miles south of me. They are putting 'cable' in, can't see city folks out here without cable TV and internet. My bet they still won't get out to me with cable.

Momma has not even got a guess as to when she is back in her office. She is actually betting that her 'work at home' doing what she does will be perminant as now heating and air is on her, not the city. Feds did give her big check for office in house, cleaning out one of the storage upstairs bedrooms. Reason she thinks she is here at house till retirement.

This 24/7 so far 127days is killing us...we have not talked divorce...murder twice....no divorce.


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Luckily I worked 100% remote before this all started, so my day to day hasnt actually been impacted. 

Getting perspectives through my work from the behind the scenes yet on the front line personelle has been both eye opening and awe inspiring.  

Stay safe ya'll, and for the love of science wear your masks. 
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I've heard some people can get the virus but with no effects

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The University System of Georgia, after two months of stubbornly telling universities they couldn't mandate masks on campus and professors they couldn't mandate masks in their classrooms, finally got shamed into making masks mandatory in campus buildings. 

I'm happy they finally came to their senses. If Georgia is going to be the test case for bringing universities back to face-to-face instruction, then at the very least we need to be able to set our own rules for safety. Let us mandate masks and stagger class times for cleanings and mix hybrid instruction and show the rest of the country how to do it. 


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AZ is still debating whether to have in person classes for K-12, they have lost their minds. We are terminally **edited**ed
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They just requested refrigerated trucks, the morgues have ran out of room.
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Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

They just requested refrigerated trucks, the morgues have ran out of room.


Much like FL, this is expected if you ask me. AZ/NM/FL are all big retirement areas. You're gonna get hit HARD with that. In MD, our biggest sector of hospitalizations and deaths were nursing homes and retirement communities.
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

They just requested refrigerated trucks, the morgues have ran out of room.


Much like FL, this is expected if you ask me. AZ/NM/FL are all big retirement areas. You're gonna get hit HARD with that. In MD, our biggest sector of hospitalizations and deaths were nursing homes and retirement communities.


NJ and NY were using refrigerated trucks regularly.
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Here in Florida, we had a record 15k+ new cases Today We are mandated to wear masks at my job, but our customers arent, and being in the south, we have a lot of the rabid Trump supporters who refuse to wear a mask because this is a deep state plot to overthrow Trump, or something like that. 

I am legit terrified. My Mother is a breast cancer survivor, she had a double mastectomy on Thanksgiving 2018. I haven't seen my family since this began. Her medicine keeps her immune system suppressed. One of the fun new things my brain has done in my advancing age is develop major anxiety. 

I know a lot of you guys aren't religious, but I will keep all of you and your families in my prayers. 
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