On being compliant
I went out to the shops yesterday.
Being a good little citizen, I wore my snood around my neck. It half throttles me but we must all suffer for the common good?
My main reason for the trip was that I wanted some cash in case of emergencies. Getting cash isn’ t too easy as they shut down the ATM in the village a while ago. So I headed up to the nearest shop that has one, parked outside and pulled my snood up over my face. I sat into the car as I adjusted to the new levels of carbon dioxide and while my glasses stopped misting up. I then rushed into the shop, made a beeline for the ATM, made my withdrawal and rushed out again, hopefully leaving the shop with the thought they had just been robbed.
Apparently if I am caught without a face covering I’m now liable for an on the spot fine of €80. The fact that my covering is about as useful as sticking a feather up my arse is irrelevant.
They are currently deciding just how we will be “allowed” to spend the festive season. It’s all rumours and conjecture at the moment but it seems we will be allowed just two other households to visit at a time. This is a grand excuse not to invite those relatives we would rather avoid but beyond that I can’t really see the point.
They have yet to decide if and when shops can open. Has it occurred to them that squeezing shopping days into a smaller and smaller time is going to cause chaos and packed shops? The streets and shops will be jammed so you can kiss your “social distancing”. I predict fun and games.
I have also seen a suggestion that visitors bring their own dinnerware. What exactly does this entail? Bring their own cutlery? Plates and glasses? Mugs? Food? Do they have to do their own washing up after?
As for the suggestion that we “stick grandpa by the window and have a good breeze blowing through”… Well, the good professor can wrap that little idea in barbed wire and stuff it up his hole.
Tsk, tsk, tsk, you’re getting it all wrong, dear! Those masks work perfectly well – they protect you wonderfully from fines! So, let’s all be nice little children so the good parents around the world will allow us a nice festering season. What’s not to like?
Hah! Very true. If anyone comments I'll tell them my "mask" gives fine protection….
About the same here. Our governor just announced no relatives (including sons or daughters with their own families if they have them) and friends over for Thanksgiving or Christmas. And no going out to family or friends' houses for same. He also announced that children, upon returning to school after either holiday, will be
interrogatedasked about whether or not they went to other folks houses for either holiday or whether or not their parents had any relatives or friends over. If any child says yes they will be sent home to quarantine for 14 days and screw the parents if they have to work.
Oh, and no going out on Black Friday (yes, really).
Well here in the great state of Oregon Governor Brown (as in "If its Brown flush it down" has a different idea.
It seems Black Friday is OK as long as stores are not over 75% capacity. On the other hand, Thanksgiving is limited to no more than two families and a total of six people. She also suggests that people call local law enforcement and turn violators (aka your neighbors) in. Violators are subject to fines and / or arrest. From what I gather, a number law enforcement agencies in the state have said in no uncertain terms; "We will not comply".
We went to a nearby small town yesterday for shopping. It was so depressing seeing all the people shuffling around, all compliant and wearing their masks.
We are at a stage where, when the government says “Jump!”, people don’t even ask “Why?” or “How high?” – like little lemmings they just jump and keep on jumping.
Even worse – some lemmings are even demanding that they jump more often.
I am amused at the limitations on visits to others homes. They can set whatever limits they like but how will they police it?
Easy: by fear. Of the virus and of each other as viral spreaders and snitches.
Anyone interested in how the PCR-tests “work” (or don’t)? Here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kANkpqtWLN4&feature=emb_logo
It’s in English. Interview with Dr Mike Yeadon, formerly Pfizer.
Yeadon is 100% spot on. Do watch and read anything he says.
The UK site Lockdown Sceptics is also a good source of info as is The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford.
Above all, ***don’t comply*** and pass the message to anyone who has ears to listen.
“you do know that the epidemic pretty much ended months ago? You can go look at the government’s own figures on their ONS site to see for yourself” or
“you do know that all these “cases” are just people who have had positive test results? Not that they were sick or even actually infected” or
“You do know that about the same number of people are dying each day as did last year? This is no worse than a bad flu but we are killing the country because of it”
“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” We need to aid this recovery.
Well down here in Sydney if it wasn't for the state government and the lefty media banging on about Covid safe & covid normal and covid safe christmas (whatever the hell that is!!), you would not even notice that the Chinese Flu was still supposed to be poised to wipe out civilization as we know it. Bugger all people wearing masks, shopping malls teeming with shoppers observing zero social distancing, bloody peak hour traffic as bad as ever, the occasional "older person" wearing a mask in Woolworths. I was only forced to wear a mask twice (by my wife!) during the height of the panic, bloody things fog up the glasses and make it hard to breathe, also is it only me or do those disposable masks have a really weird aroma!
The state government is still churning out covid rules which everyone is pretty much ignoring, an example, I can have 50 people over for Christmas day because my house has a backyard, if I lived in a flat I could only have 30, god knows how you could fit them all inside at once.