Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #141  
Old 26.03.2020, 13:33
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 20,733
Groaned at 361 Times in 276 Posts
Thanked 15,494 Times in 8,858 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
Because the virus IS connected which I explained above. Exercises before events means the event was planned. Its standard procedure, not a coincedence. The exercises happened at ground zero, right before the event for crying out loud. Do you really need BBC or CNN to hold your hand to the truth? HA! Been there, seen that. It wont happen. They read you a script that most of you consider to be the gospel of truth. Operation Mocking Bird has become Operation Parrot because thats all they do. You can change the channel, but its the same script.
Deep down you know this may be true but you are just not ready to accept it quite yet. Its goes against everything we have been taught.
No, it's not because it's all in your head and nowhere else. Get back on topic or post your drivel somewhere else. It's not needed or wanted here.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Medea Fleecestealer for this useful post:
  #142  
Old 26.03.2020, 13:46
California Dreamer's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,023
Groaned at 78 Times in 43 Posts
Thanked 1,025 Times in 525 Posts
California Dreamer has a reputation beyond reputeCalifornia Dreamer has a reputation beyond reputeCalifornia Dreamer has a reputation beyond reputeCalifornia Dreamer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
Comfortable, your tin foil hat?
Quite. I got the designer version with neat designer folds and a soft, padded luxury liner. It's sooooo soft. Its Fabulous darling. But it did cost a small fortune. Mostly my conscience, strained family relations, (I come from a Gov't/military family) and having to deal with all of the idiots.

Mostly I just keep my head in the sand and live my life in ways that I can be at ease with myself and the world around me. Its all anyone can do really. What happened in the past I cannot change. Nor can I control the future. THIS moment is all we have and THIS moment is the only place to find happiness. But thats easier said than done. Time to log out and enjoy THIS cold ass moment outside.
But before I go I urge you to give some of those conspiracy theories a second glance, do your own research, and take it with a grain of salt or two. Most of them are exagerated so far from the truth that they lose any form of creadibility, but some of them arent that far from the truth either. Like David Icke. Some of what he says is true. Some is B.S. like shape shifting reptilians. Some of the people he accuses of being "reptilian" are in fact warm blooded mamals. I have personally felt the warmth that is required to be a human and not a fu#king lizard. 😂😂😂
Its up to you to seperate the wheat from the chaff.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank California Dreamer for this useful post:
  #143  
Old 26.03.2020, 14:05
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 20,733
Groaned at 361 Times in 276 Posts
Thanked 15,494 Times in 8,858 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
Quite. I got the designer version with neat designer folds and a soft, padded luxury liner. It's sooooo soft. Its Fabulous darling. But it did cost a small fortune. Mostly my conscience, strained family relations, (I come from a Gov't/military family) and having to deal with all of the idiots.

Mostly I just keep my head in the sand and live my life in ways that I can be at ease with myself and the world around me. Its all anyone can do really. What happened in the past I cannot change. Nor can I control the future. THIS moment is all we have and THIS moment is the only place to find happiness. But thats easier said than done. Time to log out and enjoy THIS cold ass moment outside.
But before I go I urge you to give some of those conspiracy theories a second glance, do your own research, and take it with a grain of salt or two. Most of them are exagerated so far from the truth that they lose any form of creadibility, but some of them arent that far from the truth either. Like David Icke. Some of what he says is true. Some is B.S. like shape shifting reptilians. Some of the people he accuses of being "reptilian" are in fact warm blooded mamals. I have personally felt the warmth that is required to be a human and not a fu#king lizard. 😂😂😂
Its up to you to seperate the wheat from the chaff.
Already did that.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Medea Fleecestealer for this useful post:
  #144  
Old 26.03.2020, 14:15
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Back O' Bourke
Posts: 10,065
Groaned at 1,917 Times in 1,044 Posts
Thanked 4,666 Times in 2,965 Posts
omtatsat is considered unworthyomtatsat is considered unworthyomtatsat is considered unworthyomtatsat is considered unworthy
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
They use the Corona Virus as a test case for their total control over the people.
And they can stop any Muslim from coming on the street to demonstrate against muslim discrimination.
Yes Modi we see what you are made of now!
Reply With Quote
  #145  
Old 26.03.2020, 14:34
starmir's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kanton Zurich
Posts: 393
Groaned at 5 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 386 Times in 172 Posts
starmir has an excellent reputationstarmir has an excellent reputationstarmir has an excellent reputationstarmir has an excellent reputation
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

On the good thing vibe, here is what I have noticed in the country side as a positive because of staying at home/corona:

- we saw some hares (or large bunnies) roaming around in day time - a first!
- we saw deer also roaming, still being a bit sheepish but they stood around for ages.

But that is about it... some of the negatives i am noticing:

- the wine cellar is feeling abused
- nespresso capsules seems to take days... days! to arrive

Also, I really wonder, when this is all done and dusted, and that life goes back to normal, what is the blooming point.... of our bunkers?!

I mean if there ever was a time to all get in them...

Stay safe every one
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank starmir for this useful post:
  #146  
Old 26.03.2020, 19:30
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vaud
Posts: 790
Groaned at 83 Times in 40 Posts
Thanked 328 Times in 179 Posts
markalex is considered knowledgeablemarkalex is considered knowledgeablemarkalex is considered knowledgeable
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

This TED talk was on March 11, 2014 so it is 8 years ago. In it he describes the coronavirus-19 problem on a list of 8 things to end the world.

He lists it as no 8, but it interesting listening to the science behind it at the beginning. It describes the exact scenario that played in Wuhan.

He mentions Australia being well setup for this, not read about this in the news... wonder if it is still true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEfpxiUIZPs

Sorry it isn't very positive...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank markalex for this useful post:
This user groans at markalex for this post:
  #147  
Old 26.03.2020, 19:34
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 28,121
Groaned at 1,876 Times in 1,428 Posts
Thanked 33,070 Times in 15,793 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
This TED talk was on March 11, 2014 so it is 8 years ago.
2014 is NOT 8 years ago.

Tom
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #148  
Old 26.03.2020, 19:35
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 28,121
Groaned at 1,876 Times in 1,428 Posts
Thanked 33,070 Times in 15,793 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
On the good thing vibe, here is what I have noticed in the country side as a positive because of staying at home/corona:

- we saw some hares (or large bunnies) roaming around in day time - a first!
- we saw deer also roaming, still being a bit sheepish but they stood around for ages.
Time to stock up on ammo then!

Tom
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #149  
Old 27.03.2020, 06:30
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Back O' Bourke
Posts: 10,065
Groaned at 1,917 Times in 1,044 Posts
Thanked 4,666 Times in 2,965 Posts
omtatsat is considered unworthyomtatsat is considered unworthyomtatsat is considered unworthyomtatsat is considered unworthy
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
Yes. Could be something alot more "ethereal"
But to be serious. The " taste " of fresh clean air can seem strange after 2 decades of shit filled air. And if you feel cold its because the air does not contain that " blanket " of pollution that it normally does

Last edited by omtatsat; 27.03.2020 at 06:45.
Reply With Quote
  #150  
Old 27.03.2020, 09:04
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 8,548
Groaned at 290 Times in 236 Posts
Thanked 11,934 Times in 6,244 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Frankly at the moment I can't find many "positive" things about the virus. Countries discovering they have insufficient medical supplies and can't even buy masks, medical equipment etc. Can't start producing them because whatever factories they used to have were deemed inefficient and importing even basic things was the thing to do? CH is a bit luckier here, they found a solution to start producing masks and ventilation equipment. But seriously, some areas should have been considered national security domain and even subsidised by the state, you can't leave your well being, health, life at the mercy of others. Far away others even. Will govs finally wake up after this crisis? We'll we stop taking shit advise from IMF and other crap institutions and destroy everything we have just to make it more profitable for a selected few capital owners? I'm pessimistic.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank greenmount for this useful post:
  #151  
Old 27.03.2020, 09:10
roegner's Avatar
Moderately Dutch
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 9,601
Groaned at 332 Times in 274 Posts
Thanked 10,999 Times in 5,421 Posts
roegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
they found a solution to start producing masks and ventilation equipment.

Uhm, there is this company in Graubünden that for years has been producing ventilators? They just this week delivered the first 200 extra ventilators to the Swiss army (total order of 900 I think).
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 27.03.2020, 09:17
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 8,548
Groaned at 290 Times in 236 Posts
Thanked 11,934 Times in 6,244 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
Uhm, there is this company in Graubünden that for years has been producing ventilators? They just this week delivered the first 200 extra ventilators to the Swiss army (total order of 900 I think).
I know about it (found out these days actually). It's insufficient anyway. I just heard about some watch factory that will start producing other stuff needed for this crisis.
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 27.03.2020, 10:33
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 11,768
Groaned at 177 Times in 154 Posts
Thanked 16,893 Times in 6,870 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
2014 is NOT 8 years ago.

Tom
After being in isolation for two weeks it just feels like it.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
  #154  
Old 27.03.2020, 13:13
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Luzern
Posts: 134
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 227 Times in 87 Posts
Mr Dog has earned some respectMr Dog has earned some respect
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Hardly surprising seeing as it is Trump, but still disheartening that clean energy are the big losers in the USA stimulus package.



"The omission of expanded tax incentives for renewable energy and spending on green infrastructure is a blow to advocates of solar, wind and electric vehicles who worry that a build-up of new federal debt from stimulus spending will discourage green investment and lending in the future.
The measure disappointed renewable advocates, who are seeking more flexibility to claim existing credits as project timelines slip. Abigail Ross Hopper, head of the Solar Energy Industries Association, said that half of the industry’s jobs are at risk as a result of the pandemic."

Bolsonaro is still refusing to implement basic isolation measures to protect Brazilians against COVID-19, which means that environmental enforcement and protection of the precious Amazon Rainforest will cease because of the virus and could cause a spike in deforestation.



Oh, and Boris has now tested positive
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 27.03.2020, 15:02
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 11,768
Groaned at 177 Times in 154 Posts
Thanked 16,893 Times in 6,870 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Just thinking, all those fundamentalists who promote burka wearing don't seem so weird now.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
  #156  
Old 27.03.2020, 19:13
pilatus1's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Milky Way
Posts: 1,629
Groaned at 141 Times in 97 Posts
Thanked 4,302 Times in 1,714 Posts
pilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
I've been waiting for a statement from Climate Change activists, Extinction Rebellion, etc, etc about
how Covid-19 is helping the environment by reversing global warming due to the absence of human
activity and the enforcement of lockdowns, including the worldwide cancellation of airline flights,
not to mention the massive reduction of cars on the roads.

No doubt the environmentalists only regret is Covid-19 cannot be used to degrade plastic waste.
What a strange post- it says much more about you than those who you are trying to deride.

The statement you were waiting for - it came from you yourself! And then you project it on others. Is the thing about plastic your 'only regret' about covid-19?




Please tell me i've misinterpreted, and that you were not trying to imply that environmental activists are happy about a deadly pandemic.
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 27.03.2020, 19:24
AbFab's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 7,543
Groaned at 318 Times in 214 Posts
Thanked 10,145 Times in 3,570 Posts
AbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

The really positive thing to come out of this pandemic is that we should now be prepared for the real one - the one that takes 25% or more of those who catch it not somewhere under 1%.

Bubonic plague had a 90% kill rate (though I guess modern medical treatment could have got that down to only 50%)...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank AbFab for this useful post:
  #158  
Old 27.03.2020, 19:43
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 11,768
Groaned at 177 Times in 154 Posts
Thanked 16,893 Times in 6,870 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
Bubonic plague had a 90% kill rate (though I guess modern medical treatment could have got that down to only 50%)...
The difference between covid-19 and 'flu, and bubonic plague is that the latter was spread by rat fleas. Human to human infection was possible but rare. It's 10% fatal nowadays. Last outbreak was in India 1994.

Diseases spread by human to human infection have a natural limit on virulence since corpses don't sneeze.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
  #159  
Old 27.03.2020, 20:17
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 10,550
Groaned at 165 Times in 138 Posts
Thanked 11,775 Times in 6,190 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
No - its being used like a Condom to protect the public by maintaining people distancing & unsafe sex !!

As another benefit arising from Covid-19 and the measures taken to safeguard citizens from the virus,
like lockdowns & people distancing - is it can be seen like a massive Condom, thats preventing the
public from engaging in 'free sex' or unsafe relations ( like more than one sexual partner ) and therefore
cutting down on that other great virus scourge of the 1980's that went Pandemic ( as far as those
groups of people, most at risk from it ) HIV, AIDS !!
LOL. Someone is getting withdrawal symptoms - and we're only about two week in.
And the 'free sex people' have learnt how to prevent. Prevent HIV, not free sex.

Next you will quote the bible? Well, I actually expect an other baby-boom in about 10 months. All this unprotected conjugal sex when the tv program starts repeating itself .... EF already is . That should please you. Good for the AHV-insurance system anyway.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank curley for this useful post:
  #160  
Old 27.03.2020, 20:20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Basel
Posts: 46
Groaned at 6 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 37 Times in 20 Posts
jorido is considered knowledgeablejorido is considered knowledgeablejorido is considered knowledgeable
Re: Coron-19 a good thing

Quote:
View Post
Stanford University scientist agrees with you.

His study shows that the virus indirectly saved 20 times more lives than it originally killed because of less polluted air due to the lock down

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcm.../#1f670fb734fe
What about those the disease has killed indirectly (through economic damage etc.) What about the huge numbers of person hours effectively lost directly as a result of lockdown.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank jorido for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
covid-19 lives on




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good thing I like AC/DC st2lemans Daily life 6 29.09.2013 11:52
so it was not a cat... good thing I looked Ouchboy Daily life 4 11.08.2010 09:28
American health care bill, a good thing or a bad thing? HollidayG International affairs/politics 428 26.05.2010 19:46
The good thing about the EF though is ... Sada General off-topic 8 12.01.2010 10:32
a good thing to buy New Visitor Daily life 5 04.08.2007 18:16


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 15:25.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0