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Will we ever return to something resembling a normal life? If so, when?

By fall
4 (18.2%)
By winter
5 (22.7%)
Some time in 2021
7 (31.8%)
Some time in the far future
2 (9.1%)
Never, this will last forever
4 (18.2%)

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Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:22:05 PM »
In light of the never-ending coronavirus saga, I figured I'd put the question up as to how long people think we'll constantly be living with that virus being the Sword of Damocles over all our heads threatening to rear its ugly head every time we dare come close to anyone.

In acknowledgement that the United States has caved to public health bureaucrats and stripped America of its fundamental freedoms in a failed attempt at controlling the uncontrollable, I post this upside-down flag—a symbol of national distress—this July as a sign that we are no longer a free nation or republic.

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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 09:31:11 PM »
I think it depends on whether or not a person is a faucci believer.... lol
Those who are risk averse will hide, those that are not will get on with life and take their lumps...

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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 09:36:56 PM »
I think it depends on whether or not a person is a faucci believer.... lol
Those who are risk averse will hide, those that are not will get on with life and take their lumps...

Pretty much. It was over for me shortly after it began.

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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 01:27:08 AM »
It'll end just as soon as we elect a Democrat president. As soon as that happens, the media will be like, "Corona what?"
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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 01:39:43 AM »
It'll end just as soon as we elect a Democrat president. As soon as that happens, the media will be like, "Corona what?"
Yep, and if we don't, it'll be like stepping in chewing gum on a hot day--it'll stick with us.
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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 08:10:55 AM »
It won’t last forever. We found cures for other things that caused panics in the past, like smallpox, and polio. So I know we will find a cure/vaccine for this.

Life got “back to normal” after the Black Plague and the Spanish Flu.

 Don’t loose faith. We’ll get through this too. And be stronger by doing so.
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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2020, 01:42:21 PM »
   Never.  The left will not give up these incremental gains they have amassed at our expense.
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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2020, 10:30:44 PM »
Allegheny County, PA just ordered no drinking in the bars.  Can only get alcohol to take out.  Blaming the bars for not enforcing social distancing and mask wearing and now there has been an increase in COVID cases.  So they say.

Expect the Dems in this state to issue a similar order all over.  Eventually, they will try to lock us all down again.

Good luck with that fellas.  You like riots?  You will get them tenfold if you try to put everyone into isolation again.
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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 11:21:04 PM »
It will finally be over when the shooting stops.

Probably.
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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 07:29:00 AM »
You forgot a selection

After the firing squads and mass burials
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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2020, 11:12:28 PM »
Allegheny County is as corrupt a Democrat controlled area as exists in the country. 

I am from there, and glad to be from there.  My wife literally tonight said she would like to go back to be near MY family.  I said go ahead, enjoy.  Last place on earth I want to live.  Very last place!!!

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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 10:37:06 PM »
Allegheny County is as corrupt a Democrat controlled area as exists in the country. 

I am from there, and glad to be from there.  My wife literally tonight said she would like to go back to be near MY family.  I said go ahead, enjoy.  Last place on earth I want to live.  Very last place!!!

I was born and raised in Western PA.  Lived in Pittsburgh for several years, then back to my hometown.  Wasn't till I got a job and earned enough money to travel that I found out there were so many places in the US that were so much better than here.  Pennsylvania in general is about a century behind everywhere else.  Democrats rule with an iron fist in the big cities and even in distressed small towns like mine.   Most of the time they run unopposed.  What little opposition there is will be token at best.  But really, even if you live where Republicans govern, it's no better.  Republicans are just like the Democrats in this state. 

Always wanted to retire somewhere else, but I ended up on disability and my retirement nest egg is not very big.  So here I am and here I stay.  Just lucky I still can travel occasionally -- get out of this hellhole for maybe a week or two. 
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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2020, 01:12:17 AM »
I was born and raised in Western PA.  Lived in Pittsburgh for several years, then back to my hometown.  Wasn't till I got a job and earned enough money to travel that I found out there were so many places in the US that were so much better than here.  Pennsylvania in general is about a century behind everywhere else.  Democrats rule with an iron fist in the big cities and even in distressed small towns like mine.   Most of the time they run unopposed.  What little opposition there is will be token at best.  But really, even if you live where Republicans govern, it's no better.  Republicans are just like the Democrats in this state. 

Always wanted to retire somewhere else, but I ended up on disability and my retirement nest egg is not very big.  So here I am and here I stay.  Just lucky I still can travel occasionally -- get out of this hellhole for maybe a week or two.

@Applewood

Why have you convinced yourself you are powerless and have no options?

If you can afford to live where you are now,you can afford to live elsewhere,where you are freer and safer. Yes,you will have to sell your house,but do you own that house,or does the house own you?

All any of us really own are our own lives,and most of us throw it away worrying about things we have no control over.

You DO have control over where you live,and life is too short to spend it living somewhere you don't want to live.
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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2020, 08:04:26 AM »
@Applewood

Why have you convinced yourself you are powerless and have no options?

If you can afford to live where you are now,you can afford to live elsewhere,where you are freer and safer. Yes,you will have to sell your house,but do you own that house,or does the house own you?

All any of us really own are our own lives,and most of us throw it away worrying about things we have no control over.

You DO have control over where you live,and life is too short to spend it living somewhere you don't want to live.

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Thank you or your excellent advice.  Unfortunately, I did the research into the places I would like to live and no, I can't afford to live in any of them.  My fault -- had I done better financial planning, but it is what it is. 

I'm also responsible for my 88 year old aunt who has no immediate family and depends on her nieces and nephew.  If I moved away, I would be dumping my aunt on my brother and cousin and I don't want to do that.  I'm very close to my aunt -- she is also my godmother -- and I wouldn't want to leave her.  Family is very important to us.

But that's the way life is.  We often have plans and dreams, but they often aren't realized.  So we just have to live with the way things are.

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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2020, 09:29:52 AM »
   Never.  The left will not give up these incremental gains they have amassed at our expense.

Gotta agree. THey've worked too hard to achieve this level of control.

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Re: Will this ever be over? If so, when?
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2020, 12:49:42 PM »
@sneakypete

Thank you or your excellent advice.  Unfortunately, I did the research into the places I would like to live and no, I can't afford to live in any of them.  My fault -- had I done better financial planning, but it is what it is. 

I'm also responsible for my 88 year old aunt who has no immediate family and depends on her nieces and nephew.  If I moved away, I would be dumping my aunt on my brother and cousin and I don't want to do that.  I'm very close to my aunt -- she is also my godmother -- and I wouldn't want to leave her.  Family is very important to us.

But that's the way life is.  We often have plans and dreams, but they often aren't realized.  So we just have to live with the way things are.

@Applewood

The good news here is you are not doing anything against your will. When your aunt dies,you will be free to move anywhere you want THAT IS WITHIN YOUR MEANS.

No,you probably won't be able to live on the ocean front in Maui or in Beverly Hills,but that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of affordable places available that are within your budget. You just have to do a little research.

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