FORD - First On Reality Denial
All communities are a mixture of people with a mixture of opinions, here too. There's a big difference between this thread and, for example, what happened in this thread: Car Shows and The VirusIt's odd, I guess, the difference in attitude between the comments in this thread and the comments in a similar thread on a Mustang forum I am on.
We'll that might explain my last package. Mailed from Otisville, NY on 4/7, it left the local PO and then was in-transit until it showed up in Jersey City, NJ on 4/26. it then stayed there until 4/30. I finally got the package on 5/1. Your comment about packages would explain what happened. I thought it would be all mangled up having gotten stuck in a machine along the way but it arrived in perfect shape. I think the pony express would have gotten it here quicker.It's amazing how you pick up your game when something like this hits near you. We were fairly lackadaisical here in southern New Jersey, just about 100 miles from the heavily hit NJ epicenter in northern NJ, and especially here at my PO job. Then we get a positive case. BOOM! Every thing went into overdrive in regards to mask wearing and endless wiping of everything. Then you start thinking.........jeesus gawd......Every letter that has hand wiriting on it or a stamp was touched by someone in New Jersey(mail like that from other States has already been sorted, so we rarely have to directly interact with outta State mail)........that letter might have been coughed or sneezed on by someone infected.......Oh schitt!.........But the mail must go through, so we grab it and sort it. My plant sorts 1.5 MILLION letters a day. Mail and magazine volume is WAYYYY down due to all the businesses being closed, but.......HOLY CRAPP!.......it's like Christmas EVERY DAY for the past 3 MONTHS in the package processing part of my building! There's big containers of packages squirreled away everywhere there's room. The machine that processes them needs 6-8 hours of maintenance downtime every day. It's been running non-stop, 24 hours a day, for 3 months. This is our slow time of year when we start to take our vacations. Ain't happening.
More positive cases reported overnight here at the plant.
I think it was North Korea that promised the Xmas gift.I had an interesting conversation with my neighbor yesterday while we practiced/participated in social distancing. I don't remember what he said that reminded me of a story that came across the news back in I think October or November. I'm not one who takes a whole lot of interest in any kind of conspiracy theories or things of the nature. But I remembered a report about the tariffs that were being presented to china and them stating something to the effect of the U.S. would be getting a surprise Christmas gift if things (went well). Or something to that nature. My first thought when this report was presented was war or an attack on us from China. Interesting I can't find that report anywhere as if I just dreamed it but I know what I heard because it stuck with me. I can't help but wonder if this was the surprise referenced? Is it a coincidence that this started showing up in the time frame that was discussed as the gift? I mean isn't it always some strange strain of some disease that's almost always coming from China whether it's sars or what ever? I kinda get the feeling that this was a targeted infection that went the wrong way or didn't quite go as planned. Sorry I don't believe that this some how came from bats or a cross contaminated china food market. REALLY either they think were all stupid or we must incredibly ignorant. JM2CTS
Terry,Sorry I don't believe that this some how came from bats or a cross contaminated china food market. REALLY either they think were all stupid or we must incredibly ignorant. JM2CTS
Mother Nature has never been proven to be so cruel without interferenceCross species virus transmission is a pretty well documented and common phenomenon. Occasionally it leads to a virus that is capable of human to human transmission. Covid-19, SARS, Ebola, and the Avian Flu are just a few of the latest examples
Amen to that, my friend!Now if we can get governments around the world to pull there pants up and stop comparing there bagonias that would be the greatest feat of all.
You seem to have a knack for spreading misinformation. Instead, you can just read about these things learn more, rather than spread what you don't know, when you're wrong.It got me thinking though remember when mad cow disease popped and became an Issue? does anyone recall that spreading to humans? I don't remember so. but interesting if not how some diseases/ virus have the ability to mutate or be a good fit if you will to infect humans. I would think some folks ate some of the diseased cow . but maybe through the cooking process it didn't stand a chance