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christhefur

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Re: Is the sky falling?

It's another reminder of how fragile the global economy is. We never really recovered from 2008, and like 2008, it doesn't take much to start the domino effect.

Only upside for us - we planning on farming more this year, and the value of food doesn't seem to go down in these situations. Look at it out there, consumer goods and tourism being hit hard, but the toilet paper industry is having a hayday!!
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

It's another reminder of how fragile the global economy is. We never really recovered from 2008, and like 2008, it doesn't take much to start the domino effect.

Only upside for us - we planning on farming more this year, and the value of food doesn't seem to go down in these situations. Look at it out there, consumer goods and tourism being hit hard, but the toilet paper industry is having a hayday!!
Totally agree, this one is gonna hit us all where it hurts the most, our pocket books. Kind of like the perfect storm here in Canada with the indigenous holding the country hostage, a virus which is only beginning to make it's way across North America that no one seems to know much about and that only fuels everyones fears and then theres the fuel price wars. All combined this is gonna put the hurt on many people and the effect will be felt for a long time, JMHO.
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

Just the normal cold viruses kill many times more peole every year. So why get so wound up over this one, when the others dont even make the back page? Seems like somebody wants to herd people for some reason.
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

Just the normal cold viruses kill many times more peole every year. So why get so wound up over this one, when the others dont even make the back page? Seems like somebody wants to herd people for some reason.
You're right, influenza will likely kill more people this year in North America than covid19 however the unknown is what makes people panic.
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

You're right, influenza will likely kill more people this year in North America than covid19 however the unknown is what makes people panic.
Went to Sam's club last night for a few things. They had plenty of bottled water. But were out of toilet paper. Even the Chuck Norris toilet paper.

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Re: Is the sky falling?

If this keep up you might think about paper towels,,,lol
 

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If this keep up you might think about paper towels,,,lol
Funny when we used to have paper 1 dollar bills a couple times out rabbit hunting I got caught without toilet paper so made do with a couple dollar bills. Wife and I were talking about the panic going on right now so I told her about my predicament back in the day. She said "OH MY GOODNESS" you didn't put them back in your wallet to which I replied no, I gave them to my buddy Roger who was hunting with me, the cheapest guy I've ever met in my life. Well with that we both broke out in tears laughing even though she knew very well I would never do that to my buddy.:D
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

This TP frenzy seems like people can't figure themselves out.

Most humans have habits, like sleeping, eating, working, etc. so a schedule is part of the habit. I know it may sound kind of crude, but folks eat and sometime afterwards defecate. So the concern for TP. If one eats on a regular schedule they will most likely defecate on a regular schedule. If necessary, rearrange the schedule.... So the goal is to defecate in the morning prior to a shower, or evening if you're so inclined. Problem solved! Save those horded cases of TP for unusual cases, and give some to your neighbors.

Think about it, when was the last time you went to a public restroom to defecate? A long time ago, because one doesn't find them clean or pleasant, so it's avoided. Simple proof folks can control themselves.

Somehow this needs to be put on a cell phone app. so folks can "un-panic".
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

Went to Sam's club last night for a few things. They had plenty of bottled water. But were out of toilet paper. Even the Chuck Norris toilet paper.

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DT, didn't you already use up your rations last month?:p;)
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

This TP frenzy seems like people can't figure themselves out.

Most humans have habits, like sleeping, eating, working, etc. so a schedule is part of the habit. I know it may sound kind of crude, but folks eat and sometime afterwards defecate. So the concern for TP. If one eats on a regular schedule they will most likely defecate on a regular schedule. If necessary, rearrange the schedule.... So the goal is to defecate in the morning prior to a shower, or evening if you're so inclined. Problem solved! Save those horded cases of TP for unusual cases, and give some to your neighbors.

Think about it, when was the last time you went to a public restroom to defecate? A long time ago, because one doesn't find them clean or pleasant, so it's avoided. Simple proof folks can control themselves.

Somehow this needs to be put on a cell phone app. so folks can "un-panic".
Having an ileostomy is a mixed blessing, nobody wants it however I'll never have to sit on another public crapper. +++++++++++++++++
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

We have always keep a couple months worth of food in the house. This comes from years a ago when I was in manufacturing and learned there is only a 3 week supply of food in the US supply chain. The whole "JIT" manufacturing sounds good until you run into supply shortages.

I won't deny that we stocked up a little extra. I work on a PC all day long so I am fairly plugged into the news and I figure a lot of other people are as well.

My wife and I were walking through a local market and I was amazed that it didn't seem like anyone had a care in the world. It will be these same people screaming at the government for not taking care of them. Having freedom in the manner that we do does not equal a free or easy ride, you are expected to take care of your own.

This forum for the most part seems to be loaded with common sense type people. The further you get from infrastructure, the more self reliant people tend to be.

I did stock up on additional TP. Not because I was worried about running out, but because one should not have to watch the world end with sub-par toilet paper.

Between this and all the salty tears since 2016 - Kimberly-Clarke stock should be a solid buy through 2023.
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

I corn cob (minus the corn kernels) works and so does your finger...lol Just don't eat with the hand you use to dig it out with....lol
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

Just the normal cold viruses kill many times more peole every year. So why get so wound up over this one, when the others dont even make the back page? Seems like somebody wants to herd people for some reason.
I hope you are right, but the current numbers don't support your statement. If the COVID-19 follows the current estimates, it will leave the flu in the dust.

Countries don't take the extreme actions they are taking over the 'common flu'. The statement that 80% of the people get flu like symptoms, it is only the high risk that have to worry isn't true either. If you do some research the classification of 'mild' is that one doesn't meet the standard to be hospitalized and that many are sick for up to 40 days.

Italy is releasing a lot of good data and the most concerning data is how many are needing to be hospitalized and that the system is overwhelmed.

WHO just got onboard and declared it a global pandemic. IF, this turns out to follow the projected numbers, it will be an event that none of us have ever seen before.

Yet, just like every other pandemic, you will have a major interruption in your life and then most will return to normal within two years.

Now we wait and see.................
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

If this keep up you might think about paper towels,,,lol
All those kinds of paper products were gone... TP, Paper towels, kleenex, like gone gone, it was a weird feeling!

What happens when desperate people start using inappropriate paper for tp, kleenex, and paper towels don't break down like TP.
So those and worse things like newspaper and magazines, are going to be plugging up septic systems, and the municipal water processing systems will have a huge battle to keep their systems working like they should.

You wanna cause a huge public health crisis, back up a few hundred thousand toilets and people will be in deep doo doo!
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

Well if you go onto Amazon you can still buy it so there are stocks of it out there.

The thing about Walmart (and bulk stores like Sam's Club and Costco) is they keep as little stock of items as they can and rely on deliveries a few times a week to replenish what they are missing.

The less value in assets you have the less you owe in taxes. If you think about it the brick and mortar stores are chump change when you consider the millions of dollars in inventory they have on the shelves.

So if you need some TP (hopefully you buy more before you are on your last roll) and your local store is out order it from Amazon and get it in 2 days.

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Re: Is the sky falling?

Well if you go onto Amazon you can still buy it so there are stocks of it out there.
Are you sure about that?

We looked yesterday and yes they had some, it was at stupid ridiculous prices from third party vendors only, none from amazon, they list it, but when you click to order they either gave a out of stock notice, or a really long delivery date, like 2 months. :eek:

Amazon has many different distribution warehouses so anything is possible.
 

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Re: Is the sky falling?

Are you sure about that?

We looked yesterday and yes they had some, it was at stupid ridiculous prices from third party vendors only, none from amazon, they list it, but when you click to order they either gave a out of stock notice, or a really long delivery date, like 2 months. :eek:

Amazon has many different distribution warehouses so anything is possible.
NIW, the 'solution' in your situation is... Dig a hole out back, build a shanty over it. Build a bench with a hole in the top over the hole, add some lime to the hole, put some old read newspapers next to the hole and use the hole to poop in and wipe your bum with the newsprint. One, you cannot plug it up, two, the lime will break down the poop and we we and the newsprint as well and three, while you sit there you can read the papers and digest old news....

In your case, as well as mine, that tree over there makes a better we we spot.:eek:
 
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