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viral stupidity.............
#1
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so in response to the threat of covid-19 potentially killing millions of americans and finishing off what had been a robust economy... .. ..retailers....who sell the kind of merchandise and everyday essentials that americans have been panic buying in mass numbers for the past 2 weeks.... have decided to reduce their operating hours by almost half.... .. they claim this will help reduce their customers potential exposure to the virus.......... some stores have even posted that for the first hour of business every day the store will be open only to those over the age of 60 and their caretakers......

right........

lets examine this idea cracked straight from the solidified brains of maniacs for a moment.... ...

you have a situation in our country where a highly infectious virus is being spread among the community..... .. you have health officials recommending social distancing for everyone.... ..in other words staying away from other people......  .. they advise that everyone take extra personal heath precautions and  to specifically avoid crowded places.. .....especially places where infectious people might be.....

....so what do the retailers recently made rich by a global panic that cleared their shelves of inventory and put billions of dollars into their pockets do?....... ..they devise a plan that will draw the people at greatest risk... .. the elderly..... some of whom might already be carrying the virus... ..into their stores all at the same time, and put them all into one big crowd together.......... .....and instead of allowing other customers to come at their leisure and spread themselves out with regards to time as well... ..they want them all condensed into one compact group together too.. ...........

am i the only one who sees the insanity of this plan?......... ..why is nobody among the federal health officials currently basking in front of the television news cameras for their 15 minutes of fame, not sounding the alarms over this?......... ..this is not a plan to reduce the chance of a virus spreading among the community... .. it;s a plan of lunacy to insure that it will.........
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#2
and... ..in another act of needless knee jerkism... ..sure to cause more problems than it solves..... after witnessing the video of self centered millenials on a florida beach.... doing what people of the millenial age usually do, and throwing caution to the wind in their pursuit of pleasure...... our local brainiac mayor of honolulu closed all city parks... ..

there are many reasons this is ridiculous... .. not the least of which is it;s not enforceable.... . unless of course honolulu police want to take officers off of investigating serious and violent crimes.... which they foolishly announced last year would be the only crimes investigated due to manpower shortages..... and then put those officers formally tasked with investigating break ins and purse snatchings but currently assigned to a murder and other types of mayhem cases... ..and then reassign them once again to go out and begin arresting people taking a walk in the park for fresh air... or issue fines to families walking on the beach or wading at the waters edge......

i guess being criticized for their announcement last year... which gave petty crooks and hoodlums an open season on the public... wasn;t enough....  now they must really want the ire of law abiding islanders to fall on them by subjecting us.. ..without protection.... to the criminals even more depraved than average burglars and purse snatchers.... .all of whom will now have an open on us as well... .... ... so.... per those we elected to assure public safety.. ..you are now officially on your own when it comes to defending yourself from criminals..... .but don;t get caught taking a walk in the park.. ..or strolling on the beach... ..you will be arrested on sight.... . ....

but as over the top that might sound.... ... and yes...... i portrayed it from it;s worst possible viewpoint... ... . it;s not the only reason this mayoral order is ridiculous... .. and even dangerous.....crowded beaches like waikiki?.... ... yes... close them....  but the majority of city parks... and less frequented beaches... are the only place where honolulus thousands of homeless can spread out and occupy spaces here and here that won;t intrude on anybody else..... . police have now been told to start herding them all towards the sidewalks and streets where they will be forced to congregate in those very same tightly packed groups that experts on this virus have told everybody to avoid.... ..  unless they want to invade private property and further congregate in close quarters with the owners and legal residences of those properties..... ....(yeah right.... has anyone mentioned that gun sales have also increased during this season of panic buying?).. .. ....some homeless are being told to go to one of the 3 homeless shelters on the island.... which are over crowded petri-dishes of disease and bacteria even on a normal day..... .... .

on another note all bars have been closed and all restaurants have already been ordered to cease dine in services and begin delivering take out orders only.. .. which i can understand and believe is right under the circumstances..... ...but the problem is most restaurants have had to close because they don;t have the personnel or logistical ability to put something into effect like delivering to all their regular customers, through take out, on the scale it would require. ... . ...hopefully the pizza places will be able to step up and deliver to all the people who will now find ordering a take out pizza when it comes time for dinner ...the only other alternative to filing into a grocery store and lining up shoulder to shoulder with all the other people trying to stock up on groceries within the shortened and limited time frame the stores have reduced their hours to.... .....


i understand taking precautions and advising people who don;t really need to go out and about to stay home... ...but isn;t there a point where knee jerk reactions... ..hyper-draconian orders... and just ordering a change for the sake of having change, damages a country more than any viral pandemic could?.... ... and from what i read it;s not just hawaii, but other states and even world wide, mayors and governors are taking actions that have the effect of actually jamming more people together in more tightly packed groups... rather than causing them to spread out or even sequester alone in their houses... . ..i think it;s time someone other than a career politician takes charge of these mandatory "social distancing" policies....... .
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so....... like most cities under lockdown orders.... new york city has cut back the number of subway trains running... .. and now, after seeing a video of a subway car crammed full of people who work essential jobs... and forced to all take the same train together due to lack of options.. ..a few doctors in new york city have begun to realize that perhaps cutting back on services.......like reducing the number of hours essential stores  are open..... might have been a mistake during a time when people are supposed to be social distancing and staying 6 to 10 feet from each other to reduce the transmission of a deadly virus..... as it forces people to all be in the same place at the same time......

finally...... ...someone with common sense and the power to make difference speaks up..... .....hopefully one of the brainiacs who run the state an city i live in.. ..and who recently closed all the city parks and beaches....the only open spaces in the state where social distancing is even possible.... ..will listen and reconsider what they have done.... ....

but i realize  it might be hoping against hope. ... ..they are politicians after all... .not doctors.... .. in their mind micromanagement and draconian action...even when it;s counterproductive.... is the only way to address any situation they have never seen before..... and therefor have no experience with........ .. meanwhile street hoodlums who usually conduct their nefarious deeds at night, have now taken to breaking into cars and carrying out assaults in broad daylight - with no fear of being arrested.... as the police are too busy driving up and down main streets next to parks and beaches yelling at people through loudspeakers to evacuate the area and go home.... or to get back on the sidewalk already over crowded from the masses of homeless people previously chased out of the park...... .....

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and now....... banks... .. at least the banks where i live.... already famous for having long lines of people standing shoulder to shoulder together waiting for the next teller to finish her nails and call them to the window..... have also announced they are not only cutting their operating hours in half... but also cutting down by half the number of branches that will remain open during the pandemic....

this means that unless some radical new policy that is both hack proof feasible goes into place which will allow customers to do business with a bank online in ways they couldn;t do before...... ... the next time you find yourself simply having no choice but to do business at a bank in person... ... (cash or a paper check that must be deposited ..etc etc..)..... it is likely that there will be 4 times as many people waiting in line to do business at that one bank as there was before..... ..is someone going to be there in some official capacity that can separate the crowd into an orderly, evenly spaced line.... all standing 5 to 10 feet apart?........ ...if the wait in line to see the teller, prior to the pandemic, was 15 to 20 minutes.... ..i wonder how long it is going to be now with up to 4 times as many people all there at the same time?...... 35
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