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ChaosFish 2020-03-27 13:17

Official 2020 Apocalypse Thread for MBN Survivors
 
Long time no be.

I'm losing my shits. And there's a coup in my country now on top of everything. From democracy to dictatorship in the blink of an eye.

Scared to death of the virus. War of the Worlds scenario. So why no escape to the past. MBN, how are you dealing?

johnnybrubacker 2020-03-28 01:32

Unfortunately I've got no escape from the virus - as soon I'll be redeployed to the frontline medical specialities - either emergency medicine, itu or acute medicine. Without proper PPE equipment from the government (research says that viral load - linked to time spent with the infected has an effect on symptoms), I'm scared for my safety - but more my parents.

SebZ 2020-03-28 03:12

Saying that 2020 kicked it up a notch is a gross understatement.

My work closed for a couple of weeks, so I've been at home twiddling my thumbs and playing around with code.
The Aust government have their heads in the sand. Not as bad as Trump has been these last couple of weeks, but bad enough that our PM is threatening to do his job "if we don't behave" - SMH

I do hope that everyone's safe and well though

Neko 2020-03-28 13:35

working and composing from home,

hope my family stays safe, it's kinda scary but you hope for the best.
Stay safe everyone

Reek 2020-03-29 21:50

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ChaosFish 2020-04-05 04:43

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DedalousDiggle 2020-04-06 02:22

I’ve been unemployed for a couple weeks now. Probably will be for a couple months more. All things considered I’ve got it easy. I’m relatively young and in good shape, will be ok financially as long as this doesn’t last a year. Even so, the longer it lasts the less choice there will be about government assistance. My country in general is fucked, however. Hundreds of thousands will die.

SpaceGuitarist 2020-04-21 00:35

quote #38:
at Citadel Island
It is forbidden to travel outside the Citadel in that kind of attire!

sean121 2020-04-28 10:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by DedalousDiggle (Post 459065)
I’ve been unemployed for a couple weeks now. Probably will be for a couple months more. All things considered I’ve got it easy. I’m relatively young and in good shape, will be ok financially as long as this doesn’t last a year. Even so, the longer it lasts the less choice there will be about government assistance. My country in general is fucked, however. Hundreds of thousands will die.

Same here Man. This virus ruining everyone's life anyway whether you have this virus or not.

Battler 2020-04-28 15:50

Here in Slovenia, it's rather fine. We're hovering around 6 new cases per day these days (was around 40-something at the peak), so it seems to be subsiding. It also seems to be subsiding in Italy, yesterday there were only 1739 new cases, it hasn't been this low in a month and a half.

I'm concerned now about Russia, however, they have quite the spike there, especially in Moscow, and about Japan... since I know people in both countries.

- ChaosFish: How exactly has Israel become a dictatorship? I thought they simply had an agreement between two parties to form a shared government, which is nothing unusual - Italy and Slovenia both have coalition governments as well. The only country that has come close to becoming a dictatorship lately, is Hungary where Orbán has managed to have the Parliament give him unlimited powers for as long as he wants.

ChaosFish 2020-05-04 00:38

Obras: This agreement between the parties has nothing to do with democracy. People have voted for the opposing party for the sole purpose of replacing the criminal running the state. The common assumption is that the opposing party leader was being blackmailed or otherwise threatened and forced to bend over.

Reek 2020-05-07 01:05

Sorry but that's not the common assumption at all. The common assumption is that the opposition leader backed himself into a corner when his party split in two (one half was against joining the current PM in a joint government) and now the opposition leader has much less leverage and stands to lose much more than the PM if we went for another round of elections. So he's capitulating to the PM's demands to an extent in order to make a joint government possible.

Carajo 2020-05-25 09:04

I'm sorry to hear about some of you guys at the other side of the ocean are having a rough time. I hope it gets better soon in the summer.

Here in Chile we are entering the winter season and it is going to get bad. We have 40+ deads and 3800+ infected per day. Poor people are out in protests because they can't work and there is minimal aid from the government.

It is crazy, isn't it? It's like we're living in a dystopian movie.

ChaosFish 2020-05-26 17:41

We're living in the prequel, the real thing will begin once the icebergs melt.

Phreak 2020-05-28 20:31

You need the flute to melt the iceburgs

Carajo 2020-05-31 02:25

funny and sad

Phreak 2020-07-05 20:34

Due to the fact the pandemic is easing I thought I'd bump this so we can all post how we're getting on and how we all found it

Grower 2020-07-16 19:01

So why no escape to the past. MBN, how are you dealing?

DedalousDiggle 2020-07-22 23:43

Things are not going well here.

DedalousDiggle 2020-11-23 01:32

So I’m still without a proper job, though I could fix that tomorrow if I decided to. I’m getting by doing odd jobs, getting to work alone and work with my hands. Not bad. Still hoping my government provides some sort of assistance by the end of the year but I’m not holding my breath. My line of work is dead, at least for the kind of money I used to make. Bars are dropping like flies around the country. I’m just trying to find out what I’m going to do next, meanwhile staying afloat on my wave of just enough good luck.

Cases are getting really bad here. Up until September or so my state’s record was up to 2000 new cases a day, our new record is over 8300. Bars and restaurants are open and with temps getting below freezing as early as next week dining is moving completely inside. It’s awful how many people aren’t taking it seriously, and many of my friends are stuck working at places full of the sporadically masked general public just to pay their bills. Very few places can enforce mask rules, most places only allow their staff to ask once nicely and then drop it after too many incidents of assault by crazy assholes.

I know two people personally who tested positive this week, another who just lost their dad to it. Still got invited to two different Thanksgiving celebrations this coming week, each hosted by people who think the election was stolen but can’t quite articulate how. One of whom already almost died of covid. Fucking idiots.

In other news, I’ve gotten super into playing Hades. Without a proper job to provide structure to my life I stayed up until 5am last night/this morning playing. It totally uses a sound effect that sounds like an LBA sound effect whenever you miss a certain action, which made me think of all you nerds here. Hopefully things are going better for those of you who live in countries with at least semi-competent leadership.

SpaceGuitarist 2020-12-05 14:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by DedalousDiggle (Post 459399)
So I’m still without a proper job, though I could fix that tomorrow if I decided to. I’m getting by doing odd jobs, getting to work alone and work with my hands. Not bad. Still hoping my government provides some sort of assistance by the end of the year but I’m not holding my breath. My line of work is dead, at least for the kind of money I used to make. Bars are dropping like flies around the country. I’m just trying to find out what I’m going to do next, meanwhile staying afloat on my wave of just enough good luck.

Cases are getting really bad here. Up until September or so my state’s record was up to 2000 new cases a day, our new record is over 8300. Bars and restaurants are open and with temps getting below freezing as early as next week dining is moving completely inside. It’s awful how many people aren’t taking it seriously, and many of my friends are stuck working at places full of the sporadically masked general public just to pay their bills. Very few places can enforce mask rules, most places only allow their staff to ask once nicely and then drop it after too many incidents of assault by crazy assholes.

I know two people personally who tested positive this week, another who just lost their dad to it. Still got invited to two different Thanksgiving celebrations this coming week, each hosted by people who think the election was stolen but can’t quite articulate how. One of whom already almost died of covid. Fucking idiots.

You need to watch this:

https://www.corbettreport.com/lockdowns/

DedalousDiggle 2020-12-05 21:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpaceGuitarist (Post 459424)

So there’s a big fucking difference between cancelling cancer treatments and keeping the mall and sports bars open.

Also, as someone whose entire industry has been irreparably damaged by shutdowns (because we literally cannot operate in a way that is safe during a pandemic) and has been living on unemployment insurance since March (now getting weekly what I used to bring home in cash for a decently busy Saturday) I’m well fucking aware of the economic impacts to low income workers by shutdowns.

The responsible thing to do would be to provide direct assistance to those who lost their jobs and small business owners who are unable to keep their doors open. If you inject money at the bottom, people will be able to keep paying their rent, their power bill, their car payment, and keep buying groceries while those at the top will carry on like nothing happened because they’ll still be getting paid. If anyone wants to ask how we could afford that I’d suggest looking at the TRILLION dollar stock market bailout that allowed so many companies to provide their CEOs with massive bonuses and their shareholders with payouts while laying off and fucking over their lowest paid workers.

If you want to throw around “complicit in murder” I would suggest you take up that argument with the families of hundreds of thousands of people who have died from this disease already and with the families of my coworkers, some of whom would be included in that number if no restrictions had been put in place and they had to carry on working like normal in crowded bars and restaurants just so they can keep a roof over their head.

Basically I’m saying you should take that video and shove it up your ass.

Fireball 2020-12-07 00:53

Yeah, I'd really rather we avoid linking to conspiracy theorists and climate change denialists on here.

Hope everyone is as safe as they can be, given the circumstances.

SpaceGuitarist 2020-12-11 19:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by DedalousDiggle (Post 459426)
So there’s a big fucking difference between cancelling cancer treatments and keeping the mall and sports bars open.

Also, as someone whose entire industry has been irreparably damaged by shutdowns (because we literally cannot operate in a way that is safe during a pandemic) and has been living on unemployment insurance since March (now getting weekly what I used to bring home in cash for a decently busy Saturday) I’m well fucking aware of the economic impacts to low income workers by shutdowns.

The responsible thing to do would be to provide direct assistance to those who lost their jobs and small business owners who are unable to keep their doors open. If you inject money at the bottom, people will be able to keep paying their rent, their power bill, their car payment, and keep buying groceries while those at the top will carry on like nothing happened because they’ll still be getting paid. If anyone wants to ask how we could afford that I’d suggest looking at the TRILLION dollar stock market bailout that allowed so many companies to provide their CEOs with massive bonuses and their shareholders with payouts while laying off and fucking over their lowest paid workers.

If you want to throw around “complicit in murder” I would suggest you take up that argument with the families of hundreds of thousands of people who have died from this disease already and with the families of my coworkers, some of whom would be included in that number if no restrictions had been put in place and they had to carry on working like normal in crowded bars and restaurants just so they can keep a roof over their head.

Basically I’m saying you should take that video and shove it up your ass.


My answer is this guy's answer https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIa7T3t...d=yfrrmf5afcqb

DedalousDiggle 2020-12-12 21:49

Glad to see this kind of idiocy isn’t confined to the US.


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