A tale of two maps

At first, I wanted to think I was wrong. But now, it’s easy to compare. The Governor of North Carolina just announced that we have a “Stay at home” order starting on Monday.  Well, I’m an American, I’m a Veteran, I’m an old guy who is intent on staying alive, and staying in shape.

I refuse to “stay at home”.  Now, I think anyone sick should stay home. I think anyone with this virus or flu, ought to stay home (anyway).  I think if you are immune compromised, you ought to stay home.  I think if you’re over 60 and in poor health, stay the hell home.

The first map is the states currently CLOSED, with stay at home orders. The yellow means businesses are closed….  North Carolina is in Yellow at the moment, they close all the pubs, bars, restaurants over a week ago (Tuesday, 17 March 2020)

Map One – 27 Mar 2020

 

The Second map is showing in blue, all of the DEMOCRAT GOVERNORS. The RED is Republican.

Map Two – Dem vs Rep Governors

For the most part, the only states with “you’re confined to your house” are, in my words,  CommieCrats.

They are TESTING the WATERS friends.  If this were across the board, and the Republicans were doing it too, I might be less concerned.  But, at this point…. if they can get away with this, and force you to stay home, then they can force you to do anything they want. This is a test.

You’re going to fail.

You’re going to fail because most of the states have almost no cases, and if they do they are at home, or in the hospital, and it’s been two weeks of this…..

I do NOT plan to “stay home” or “inside”.  I’m NOT sick. I’ve been “quarantined already” for two weeks now.  Tuesday will be the 15 days.  I’ve had NO close contacts with anyone since the 17th other than my wife.  We’ve not been in physical contact with anyone.  I’ve been careful, washing hands, cleaning up after me, and her, and others, using hand sanitizer.  If I get this virus now… then it was not because I was not careful.

Just because I am OUT and ABOUT does not mean I’m going to get sick.

It does NOT mean I am going to catch something from some random person.

We have less than 700 people in this state (North Carolina) (allegedly) confirmed to have this virus. We’ve had 7 deaths so far.

We have a .45% mortality rate at this time.

Yes, I KNOW it could get worse.  I KNOW people can die from it.  But, they can die from getting hit by a bus.  They can die if they starve to death because “No job, no work, no money”….

Stop letting these States push you AROUND.

A Different Kind of Climate Change

As a long time prepper – of decades, I’ve always been a firm believer in keeping necessary food supplies to last a small (or in our case, large) family able to survive without having to leave the house for months at a time.

When our kids were all young, my wife and I put together a large pantry in the basement of our home in Colorado.  We kept large packing tubs lined with food-safe plastic, full of beans, rice, flour, sugar, pastas, and shelves of canned food.

We didn’t go out and clear shelves in the supermarket.  We bought a little extra each time.  My wife was very good about doing it.  We rotated the food stocks, and everything she bought, we used and ate.  We didn’t buy things that we could never use, like “a ten year’s supply of freeze dried survival foods” from one of the guys who keep pushing that crap on people (because, they make MONEY off you if you buy it).

The climate has changed lately.  No, not “Climate Change” but a change in the world.  A pall of ignorance has fallen over society.  You would think that with the ability to see the news 24/7/365, collect and read so much data off the Internet, and study things for yourselves, people would be smarter, kinder, less prone to flights of fancy and even, one would hope, have more common sense.

But, no.  The advent of the Internet has dumbed down the human race to the point of drooling grass eaters.  Collective IQs have dropped, common sense has become so rare in any given group of people that you can rarely find anyone who can hold a political conversation without screaming and crying.   Along comes CoVid19….

When the Novel Corona Virus 19 was first announced in the news, it didn’t make a huge splash, not at first.  Then videos started coming out allegedly from Wuhan, China, of people “dropping dead” on the streets.  Plenty of sensationalism.  But, none of the videos were ever really “confirmed” to be real, and not “made up”.

In the past month now it has “spread like wildfire” (according to the news).

In truth, what has actually spread like wildfire was the stupidity of people, ignorance and misinformation.

 

Instead of taking an attitude that “something could happen” and being prepared, people take the laisser-faire attitude of “The stores have what I need, why bother to get extra stuff? I’ll just pick it up when we run out!”

Well, now you’re out.  The stores are out. The Just-in-Time chain has failed.  Trucks aren’t coming in.  This is the crap we’ve been predicting will happen, for decades.  You had been warned.  Now, fools and morons have broken the whole system.  Not everyone, but a FEW people did this.  Not everyone ran out and bought all the toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Now, the looting will start in a few days.

Maybe.  I hope it doesn’t but, imagine this.  Power goes out a few days.  The grid nationwide goes down.  You can’t get gas, you can’t get anywhere, food is all gone.  You’re stuck at home and everyone is running out of food because the stores have been looted.  Where are the looters going after they get hungry?  Door-to-door, that’s where.  Every house and home in any neighborhood will be victimized.

Store shelves are empty, food is almost gone, and nothing seems to be coming in.  This is happening now, and these are actual images from a Walmart Store in Colorado Springs, on the south east side of the city.

Now, imagine that this virus IS actually dangerous, even deadly and these roving bands of vandals are carrying it, spreading it everywhere.

Where do we wind up with this lesson?

Simple.

  1. do NOT get out of the market if you’re in it.  If not, BUY!
  2. Don’t panic.  The virus is not as BAD as the media wants you to believe.
  3. It never WAS that bad.
  4. The virus isn’t spreading like they claimed it was in China (yet) but the US has taken steps.
  5. People ARE washing their hands.
  6. People are stealing toilet paper – seriously?
  7. Some enterprising idiots are trying to sell Purell for hundreds of dollars for a small bottle on Ebay.
  8. Don’t feed the feeding frenzy.  If you’re scared, stay the hell home.
  9. Don’t let this ever happen to you again, always prepare. Start small, and work your way into Prepping.

And for God’s Sake, wash your DAMNED HANDS.