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The new normal

This is a discussion on The new normal within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; The governor allowed bars and restaurants to open with restrictions and written plans. Coincidence that she did this the Friday before a holiday weekend? Anyway, ...

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    The governor allowed bars and restaurants to open with restrictions and written plans. Coincidence that she did this the Friday before a holiday weekend?

    Anyway, I noticed the supermarket parking lot was more full (x2 or x3) than usual. License plates from Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ontario! There is no way to tell how many were from restricted regions in Michigan. I won't call out Wisconsin because their Supreme Court ended the EO's.

    I do want to give a shout out to the virtue signaling judgmental folks from the Detroit Metro area who suddenly quieted down on social media and started looking for vacation rentals last Tuesday.
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    It won't be long before we're ordered to wear these outdoors:
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    No shoes
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    Quote Originally Posted by patkelly4370 View Post
    No shoes
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    Halal rules?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdprof View Post
    Terms we need to be expunging from vocabulary:

    new normal

    social distancing

    we're in this together

    (feel free to add more)
    I will add "It's all about compliance"
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    This COVID response cannot last forever. People, businesses, society cannot function if forced to do this 'social distancing/mask-wearing/fearing-and-distrusting-everyone' BS for much longer. The "New Normal" was meant to be a Temporary Normal at best. It cannot continue forever.

    Everyone with kids knows how many common ailments are carried home and spread by kids. And kids are affected the least by this novel coronavirus. So if anyone should be living life as usual, it's the kids. Maybe they should send all the kids to Summer Camp for 4-6 weeks. The sooner we let the little germ factories mingle, the sooner they all get it and recover, and the sooner it's over with. When they come home they'll have antibodies. Then they won't be spreading it around school in the Fall, the 'rents will be safe, and it will be safe to visit the grandparents. People of working age should go back to work as normal, unless they have co-morbidities. Let the virus circulate among the strong and healthy, and if any of them get sick make them self-isolate. People over 65 should continue to social distance and wear PPE until the virus runs its course. This thing would be over long before any vaccine is available, and fewer people will die from permanent economic damage.
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    I don't trust the government's definition of temporary. I lived in Navy barracks and worked in Navy buildings in the 1970s that were built for temporary use at the beginning of WWII.
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    The new normal-99436571_10157351030838927_4364679455642222592_o.jpg

    When inside you must maintain 6 ft of distance. Not 5'11 but 6 ft.
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    Rather makes one miss the good old days of arguing about restrooms.
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    I absolutely hate people saying, "This is the new normal."

    No

    No it is not. It does not have to be and we can refuse it.

    If we allow them to implement all of these new control measures, it very well could be.

    Just say NO!
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    However we phrase it, the reality is that social order and norms change. Once things change there's no going back to exactly how it was, despite any protestations. Sometimes things evolve slowly, and sometimes things change abruptly at inflection points.

    Our society is forever changed by recent events. The paradigm is never going to be exactly the same.

    Every major inflection point in history had risks and opportunities. The key was in recognizing them and taking action quickly to shape the longer enduring trends that were set in place after the major turmoil settled down. The same holds true now.

    There are obviously some bad precedents and outcomes we need to work against. But there are also good changes and opportunities we should work to buttress and keep.
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    My new normal is a new Sig P320 Compact.

    Went to 2 gun stores yesterday as well as Longhorns for lunch and Carrabba's for dinner for my birthday. Florida's governor has done a decent job of opening things back up. Still some restrictions but we can get out and do things again.
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    Soooooo Hot here lately think I'll drive on over to the water park tomorrow to cool off.
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