Shanghai Disneyland will close in effort to contain coronavirus

Posted Friday, January 24, 2020 11:49 AM | Contributed by Tekwardo

Shanghai Disneyland will close its gates on Saturday in an effort to stop the spread of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 26 people and sickened at least 881, primarily in China. It’s not known when the theme park may reopen.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:19 PM
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God, I wish I could vote that up 10 times.


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:20 PM

> which at times I'm never certain if they themselves personally by into.

I read an essay a while back (that I won't be able to find easily) that makes the following claim: The folks cheering for these things, the folks who claim it's no big deal, usually do believe that it's real. They just think that the virus won't impact them; instead it will impact "those people."


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:28 PM
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I found this interesting. Despite wildfires and 100 degree days creating "inside time" cases declined quickly in California when compared to much of the south.


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:57 PM
Jeff's avatar

The annoying thing is that the people who were shouting a year ago "but the economy!" are doing all of the things that negatively affect the economy by not getting vaccinated.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:14 PM

...because it wasn't really about "the economy." It was "I didn't want to be inconvenienced to help Those People, and I still don't."

Never mind that, to badly mis-quote Pogo: Those People are us.


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:37 PM
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See, that's what's sort of stupid here. There is a case to be made that "I can't be inconvenienced by helping others" is a reasonable position. It's not a great look, but at least it can be argued. All this other non-science and obviously hypocritical, irrelevant, and self contradictory nonsense ends with people taking horse dewormers. At some point, if you want to be a a dick, just own it.

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Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:57 PM
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Bakeman31092 said:

God, I wish I could vote that up 10 times.

In my heart, you did.

Jeff said:

The annoying thing is that the people who were shouting a year ago "but the economy!" are doing all of the things that negatively affect the economy by not getting vaccinated.

And the same holds true at the school-level. We had some very vocal parents (some who were escorted out by police for not wearing a mask) at our last school board meeting whining about our local mask mandate. These same parents have kids who are very active in various sports, and their argument was that the school has "no right to impede on their choices to protect their kids". But thanks to their god-given-right not to get their kids vaccinated, these kids are now quarantined in mass numbers which is adversely impacting the programs their kids are a part of.

The rules are simple. If you are vaccinated, you don't have to quarantine if you come into contact with a positive test. If not, to the corner of shame you go. My daughter's CC team is pretty damn good, and they just learned two of their top runners are going to be missing (guess who they are children of?) for a huge meet this weekend because their parents still think it's just the flu and won't vax their offspring.

They scream for normality, and then do everything in their power to delay that reality.

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Promoter of fog.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:52 PM
Jeff's avatar

The latest box of stupid that I see online is in the comments on any of the FB/IG ads for cruise lines. When I find it surprising that Covid is still hanging on in the US, I see that and I get it. I'm sure those are the people that force the cruise lines to have hand washing/hand wipe monitors at the entrance to the restaurants. The worst, most angry people are on the Disney Cruise Line ads. Hey "my body my choice," it's "your body no cruise for you."


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:43 AM
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I’m convinced at least 50% of them are bot accounts. You’ll see the same anytime a National park account mentions wearing a mask in a gift shop or shuttle. tammy0472648263 with a private account will say: Guess I am canceling oir trip. Or… masks outside in nature. SMH. The posts get 1,000s more comments than other post, it never fails.


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Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:40 AM
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Eureka... What if those bot accounts are not meant for evil, but for good? What if it is actually reverse psychology in action? Have a bot act like a human and post an nonfactual and smart ass opinion. Then hundreds of passionate people can reply with truth and facts.

I know I'm wrong about that. I wish I wasn't.


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Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:02 AM

Finally a fresh take for a Terminator reboot...

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:41 PM
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LostKause said:

Eureka... What if those bot accounts are not meant for evil, but for good?

They do pump up the user and activity numbers for the social media companies.

Remember when Conservative accounts complained that they lost 10s of 1,000s of Twitter followers due to censorship but it was actually Twitter cracking down on known bot accounts.


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Thursday, September 16, 2021 2:25 PM
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You have some very fine bots on both sides.


Promoter of fog.

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Friday, September 24, 2021 5:29 PM

How did we get to this point?

Elementary school teacher placed on leave after showing up to school in blackface to protest vaccine mandate

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Friday, September 24, 2021 6:15 PM
Jeff's avatar

That a white person thinks they're Rosa Parks because they've been asked to get a vaccine says a lot about the state of racial equilibrium in America.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Friday, September 24, 2021 6:56 PM
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Do these people think Hepatitis vaccine mandates are also signs of dictatorship/mind control/conspiracy? On second thought, maybe the word "think" was misplaced there.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Friday, September 24, 2021 8:37 PM
Jeff's avatar

Or mumps, measles, chicken pox, etc., that their kids needed to start school.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 8:25 AM

ApolloAndy said:

Do these people think Hepatitis vaccine mandates are also signs of dictatorship/mind control/conspiracy? On second thought, maybe the word "think" was misplaced there.

Yes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2021/09/23/florida-gop-state...olchildren

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:11 AM
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What in the actual “F”?

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Monday, September 27, 2021 12:36 AM

Let me stress that it is too early to say for certain, but I do like the look of what's starting to happen in this chart of the onset-adjusted case data for the State of Ohio...

As of today the 7-day average case count has been falling for 13 days.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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