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reeleyz

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« Reply #15 on: Mar 10, 2020, 08:15 AM »
Well, ignorance is bliss I've heard. I choose to listen and decide for myself.

I can understand a scare in Long Island. Hope everything goes well for him Dom.

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I stopped watching the news 6 years ago when my oldest was a baby. It was so negative that I couldn’t find any good reason to have that garbage on.

I would be surprised if anyone found anything truly useful out of the news nowadays.

They are good at creating mass hysteria though.

Sad state of affairs. Sorry for anyone that has plans cancelled because of this.

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« Reply #16 on: Mar 10, 2020, 08:45 AM »
The virus is real. The media reaction to it is hysteria. I watch the news in an attempt to keep informed but I have to discard 90% of what is presented because it is some communist talking head's opinion or childish speculation. The horse is out of the barn and not likely to be caught. All we can do is take the exact same precautions we do for the flu and continue on with our lives. Extra steps need to be taken to protect frail old people. The stock market losing 20% of its value (and my 401K as well) due to lemmings jumping off the cliff is a gross over-reaction.  Hopefully cooler heads will prevail in the not too distant future. I have 1278 days until I plan to start drawing off that 401K and it sure would be nice to have some fishing funds in there at that time.

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« Reply #17 on: Mar 10, 2020, 10:02 AM »
The virus is real. The media reaction to it is hysteria. I watch the news in an attempt to keep informed but I have to discard 90% of what is presented because it is some communist talking head's opinion or childish speculation. The horse is out of the barn and not likely to be caught. All we can do is take the exact same precautions we do for the flu and continue on with our lives. Extra steps need to be taken to protect frail old people. The stock market losing 20% of its value (and my 401K as well) due to lemmings jumping off the cliff is a gross over-reaction.  Hopefully cooler heads will prevail in the not too distant future. I have 1278 days until I plan to start drawing off that 401K and it sure would be nice to have some fishing funds in there at that time.



I agree 100%, I'm thinking when it hits mid summer and out of the cold/flu season, they will have a vaccine and/or be out of the flu/cold season and it will calm down. Just like when the scare about avian flu, swine flu, zika, MRSA and other illnesses was going to kill us all, media blowing it up and people over reacting. 
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 10, 2020, 12:36 PM »
We just cancelled our flight to Seattle. My youngest son was scheduled to defend his doctoral research on the 19th at the university of Washington.  The campus is now closed and a staff member there tested positive.  My son tells me seattle is turning into a ghost town.  People are afraid to go out.  Pikes market is empty.
This is what I know. It’s real for me and some of you better start believing too.

My family lives out there too. My cousin works construction/landscaping and often has to drive through Seattle for work. When I was out there we typically left at 3am for a job at 9 to avoid traffic. He says he’s leaving at 730 for a 9am arrival now.

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« Reply #19 on: Mar 10, 2020, 01:46 PM »
The virus is real. The media reaction to it is hysteria. I watch the news in an attempt to keep informed but I have to discard 90% of what is presented because it is some communist talking head's opinion or childish speculation. The horse is out of the barn and not likely to be caught. All we can do is take the exact same precautions we do for the flu and continue on with our lives. Extra steps need to be taken to protect frail old people. The stock market losing 20% of its value (and my 401K as well) due to lemmings jumping off the cliff is a gross over-reaction.  Hopefully cooler heads will prevail in the not too distant future. I have 1278 days until I plan to start drawing off that 401K and it sure would be nice to have some fishing funds in there at that time.

Converted all of my stock holdings to bonds for the time being to protect against the correction.  Something you can consider especially if you are close to pulling out.

Now aggressively buying some stocks to take advantage of the correction when it comes back around.

Like reeleze I also stopped watching the news/media.  Seems to me people forget propaganda is still real.

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« Reply #20 on: Mar 10, 2020, 02:11 PM »
Wish I had stop limits in place, but it is a good time to price average....buy at the bottom! 3m just sold every mask in stock etc.

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« Reply #21 on: Mar 10, 2020, 03:14 PM »
Well I was right. Lady came into the store and tried to buy 21 full cases of tyvek suits along with near an entire pallet of Lysol wipes. She raised a royal stink when they pointed out that the store had limited sales to 10 of each. They're getting really crazy out there.

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« Reply #22 on: Mar 10, 2020, 03:34 PM »
 Frank M I agree I’ve seen my share all kinds of flu , bird , swine , H1N1, old type A and B , , I’m not pulling anything  out as I to believe cooler heads will prevail , we shall see
 I was in a Home Depot today and had a conversation with a employee and was told things are leaving the shelves, the media sucks just give us the facts and leave the decisions to us

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« Reply #23 on: Mar 10, 2020, 04:04 PM »
Well I was right. Lady came into the store and tried to buy 21 full cases of tyvek suits along with near an entire pallet of Lysol wipes. She raised a royal stink when they pointed out that the store had limited sales to 10 of each. They're getting really crazy out there.

Rg

I just spent a small pile on Dupont's stock. Thanks for the heads up RG!

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« Reply #24 on: Mar 10, 2020, 04:25 PM »
Well, if I want to gamble, I'll go to the casino. But, good luck.

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« Reply #25 on: Mar 10, 2020, 04:36 PM »
Stock market had a good day.....

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« Reply #26 on: Mar 10, 2020, 04:40 PM »
SU and BU are going to online classes. Being pro active could have benefits, panicking surely won't. I do feel sorry for those with compromised immune systems.

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« Reply #27 on: Mar 10, 2020, 06:39 PM »
Well, if I want to gamble, I'll go to the casino. But, good luck.

Rg

They make tyvek.  Good gamble. 

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« Reply #28 on: Mar 10, 2020, 06:43 PM »
Italy has reported 168 deaths from the virus just in the last 24 hours with close to 631 so far. Entire country is shut down. Out of 9000 confirmed cases that makes it a 7 percent mortality rate. The common flu is only 0.1 percent. So the COVID-19 virus in Italy is 70 times more deadly for infected people than the common flu.

The sky is not falling but it's not something to blow off either.

Historically the world gets a Pandemic about every 100 years. The last one was in 1918. It started out so mild in the spring the experts at the time weren't even sure it was an influenza virus. By the fall of that year it had mutated to a very deadly virus that atcually hit the 20 to 40 year olds the worst as it caused their immune systems to overreact. It came in waves.

The Spanish Flu (Did not originate in Spain) killed more people world wide than the black plague did in 10 years.
https://interestingengineering.com/the-1918-spanish-flu-and-what-it-cost-humanity-a-timeline?fbclid=IwAR1tTGTFeiwsiw6jhTb-zrlaS-hT8CdnJGHsVAfxkvrHNHezR46UnszfF2U
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« Reply #29 on: Mar 10, 2020, 07:55 PM »
didn't  swinw  sars  H1M1  and  corona  all come  from  china???? hmmmmmmm 
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