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    2020: The Year the Earth Stood Still

    Clever title, no?

    No matter what you think about the coronavirus, whether it is the next plague or just overblown nonsense, the fact remains that it has affected our way of life. The world has come to a standstill; millions unemployed; billions isolated at home.

    In fact, we are living during a time history will remember for hundreds of years to come, just like the Spanish Flu, World Wars 1 & 2, and the great Depression from the 20th Century. 2020 will stand in History as one of the hardest times the world has gone through. This is historic. Your grandkids will want to know "what did you do during the coronavirus, grandpa and grandma?"

    So, imagine 100 years from now, some internet archeologist, digging through the data dust of the net, comes across this thread in some long, lost archive.

    What would you like him to know about what we are going through right now? What was 2020 like? This is your time capsule.

    Try not to fight too much.

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    While the year 2000 is remembered as Y2K we'll likely remember 2020 as Y2-Ply.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Clever title, no?

    No matter what you think about the coronavirus, whether it is the next plague or just overblown nonsense, the fact remains that it has affected our way of life. The world has come to a standstill; millions unemployed; billions isolated at home.

    In fact, we are living during a time history will remember for hundreds of years to come, just like the Spanish Flu, World Wars 1 & 2, and the great Depression from the 20th Century. 2020 will stand in History as one of the hardest times the world has gone through. This is historic. Your grandkids will want to know "what did you do during the coronavirus, grandpa and grandma?"

    So, imagine 100 years from now, some internet archeologist, digging through the data dust of the net, comes across this thread in some long, lost archive.

    What would you like him to know about what we are going through right now? What was 2020 like? This is your time capsule.

    Try not to fight too much.
    I'd like him to know that even though the virus is a serious threat that the round-the-clock itself is causing panic.

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    2020 is, right now, a piece of Edited by a Moderator. Simple as that. Sorry I didn't contribute much.

    Moderated By: rogue06

    There were a whole lotta of other words you could've used to express this.

    Please be more careful in the future. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    2020 is, right now, a piece of Edited by a Moderator. Simple as that. Sorry I didn't contribute much.

    Moderated By: rogue06

    There were a whole lotta of other words you could've used to express this.

    Please be more careful in the future. Thanks.

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    Sorry about that, Rogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    Sorry about that, Rogue.
    Your faux pas will now be in the history books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Your faux pas will now be in the history books.
    Saying a naughty word?

    Apologizing to me?




    Of course the only correct answer here is "yes"










    Although "bacon" will as always be accepted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    While the year 2000 is remembered as Y2K we'll likely remember 2020 as Y2-Ply.
    And the baby boom from couples forced into home isolation will be called Generation coronials!
    "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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    So I have been working from home for 3 weeks now. The only times I have gone out has been to get groceries, prescriptions filled and once to the hospital to get blood drawn for lab work (routine monthly thing) - when I go out I have been wearing N95 masks (given to me by the hospital, so no I am not hoarding them). I have 3 of them, which I cycle through, disinfecting them with lysol and leaving them for at least a week before touching them, hopefully that kills any virus on them.

    I am one of the ones who is at high risk. I am immuno-suppressed had a recent heart bypass, type 2 diabetes, 59 years old. If I catch this thing, it won't be good.

    Luckily, I am a home-body anyway, so I like working from home. I am using the internet to keep in touch with friends and family. Facebook, theologyweb, skype. My dog Jake (schnauzer) likes having me home too. I am grateful I still have a job and one that is fitted well to working remotely. I work in litigation support/IT at a law firm. And apparently law firms are considered "essential businesses" - probably because businesses need advice on how to handle the new laws and regulations, how to handle employees, and getting the new SBA loans and grants.

    As a Christian, I have been praying a lot, for the doctors and nurses who are at the front lines of this fight, for those who are infected, and even for myself so I don't catch it. I believe we will get through this soon and with God's help. In the meantime, I am attending church via the internet. I finally have a chance to attend Cow Poke's church in Texas :woo-hoo:)

    Sparko

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