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ChumpChange
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April 12th, 2020 at 8:27:54 PM permalink
2025 is when the casinos will open. Until then, Dr. Fauci will be getting fired imminently.
Forever stamps will be worthless soon too.
darkoz
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April 12th, 2020 at 8:55:36 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

I don't know D O. This would be a hard point to make to people standing in the unemployment line.

In defense of the mayor of Amity, the film drops a subplot from the book. The reason the mayor is so fanatical about keeping the beaches open is that the New York mob has invested heavily in Amity real estate. Should the beaches close then property values would plummet and God only knows what would happen to the mayor and his family.

To the people in the unemployment line the mob character represents their landlord, or the IRS, or Edison, or the repo-man, or their credit card company etc. They're looking at losing their jobs, businesses, homes, cars, families, their whole worlds.

It's not that you don't make a valid point but the situation isn't so black and white. I haven't been homeless like you, but I have been broke enough on occasion to know that the phrase "money means nothing to me" is a rich man's luxury item, like a Hawaiian vacation home or a Lamborghini.



I agree

However the mayor of Amityville was unable to prevent the inevitable. Why? Failure to listen to the experts and an unwillingness to let go of the economic reins. Eventually he lost because the danger was real.

The stores of Amityville stood open but no customers were gonna come to that beach anymore. So the economy remaining open didn't matter.

Check out this sad tragedy https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/health/new-jersey-coronavirus-family-members-killed/index.html

7 sick and 4 dead SAME FAMILY

Once things like that sweep across an (opened) America, that opened economy will be worthless

Even on this forum people are discussing if they feel safe going back to the casinos etc. When death and mayhem shoot skyhigh, that's it baby. Economy over
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pwcrabb
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April 12th, 2020 at 9:19:56 PM permalink
The survivors of the global pandemic 1918 to 1921 became the celebrants of the Roaring 1920's.

The world has radically changed since January but it will not end.
"I suppose I was mad. Every great genius is mad upon the subject in which he is greatest. The unsuccessful madman is disgraced and called a lunatic." Fitz-James O'Brien, The Diamond Lens (1858)
darkoz
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April 12th, 2020 at 9:22:26 PM permalink
Quote: pwcrabb

The survivors of the global pandemic 1918 to 1921 became the celebrants of the Roaring 1920's.

The world has radically changed since January but it will not end.



I wonder if there is any link to the loose morals of the 1920's and the pandemic.

Fifty million dead plus the first world war and I think a lot of people will not be so critical of their morals

Survivors celebrating for a decade
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ChumpChange
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April 12th, 2020 at 9:26:51 PM permalink
I think ISIS will be delivering the US mail by July.
billryan
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April 12th, 2020 at 9:59:45 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I wonder if there is any link to the loose morals of the 1920's and the pandemic.

Fifty million dead plus the first world war and I think a lot of people will not be so critical of their morals

Survivors celebrating for a decade



Hard to go back to sharecropping after you've liberated Paris.
Prohibition turned average citizens into criminals and more importantly, showed citizens that breaking the law often has no consequence. Prior to the Great War, crime wasn't tolerated. Prohibition comes along and everybody looks the other way. Instead of the outlaws everybody read about in dime novels, everyone became scofflaws. Picking and choosing which laws to follow.
jjjoooggg
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April 12th, 2020 at 10:06:22 PM permalink
We are two years after the 100th aniversary of the 1918 pandemic. Alex Jones said several years ago on air that the 1918 pandemic was engineered in a low tech way using soldiers.
I belong to an elite group called the "Zombie Outbreak Response Team."
jjjoooggg
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April 12th, 2020 at 10:24:23 PM permalink
Wow, everyone is asleep. We should whisper.
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FleaStiff
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April 13th, 2020 at 5:48:30 AM permalink
Quote: jjjoooggg

We are two years after the 100th aniversary of the 1918 pandemic. Alex Jones said several years ago on air that the 1918 pandemic was engineered in a low tech way using soldiers.

pure utter nonsense.
Think of the various Highland Regiments, everyone hale and hearty and taking high roads sheep herding hunting fishing.
YET for centuries their are records showing when the regiments were mobilized, men sickened with new pathogens.
Just look at the USA WWone and WWtwo records. The 12 mountain division ordered all soldiers not presently in hospital to leave barracks and live in the open air with forced marches in full battle kit every day rather than exchange pathogens in mess halls or barracks.

The Lost Generation of WWone depleted males and fueled Absinthe use in Paris.

The Prohibition Era was the result of a Canadian family's decades long campaign to turn the brewing and distilling
industry into a fabulously profitable oligopoly from a barrier-free business of thousands of brewers and distillers.
billryan
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April 13th, 2020 at 7:54:00 AM permalink
I am currently doing extensive research on Civil War Artillery units. One unit I finished off about a week ago had zero combat deaths, but 26 die from disease. Of the almost 600,000 Americans who died in the conflict, about half were killed in combat, the rest died of illnesses.

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