Bikers descend on Sturgis rally with few signs of pandemic

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  1. Zorro

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    The cops and the bikers seemed to be working very well together, but, I catch your drift. We have a big annual celebration in our area, that while not biker oriented, is a big drinking weekend. With the rise of uber, drunk driving arrests fell sharply and the police department needed annual additional funding.
     
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    Maybe next year they ought to invite the Mods and Rockers from the United Kingdom to add to some excitement.
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    That is true, Biker girls are generally a good deal tougher than the men. They're young and train a lot as being able to fight is a prerequisite unless they want to have sex with 30 or more men every night. ( Mind, most do, liking group sex and orgies is a main attraction for the girls but only on occasion and their terms) Male bikers are old, usually fat, and poster children for what decades of hard-drinking and drugging can do to you. Biker girls generally grow out of it but Biker males don't as the "rep" can get them young and attractive women even when they're old and decrepit.
     
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    Don't worry none about the Sturgis partygoers!

    The sizable infected people will have left and well on the way or home to infect their neighbors and families, and for themselves, the ones who end up in the hospitals will be the ones who are home, in Texas and Florida and Georgia and it is those states and hospitals will need to pay the price.

    The Sturgis business ownrrs are be enjoying the sweet cash from their haul of profit, and places like Florida (one of the examples) will be blaming other states!
     
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    I know a fair number of people who've recently tested positive, and they did not have to travel to South Dakota to do so.

    Slowly but steadily the herd immunity develops.
     
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    Oh the horror. A virus with a miniscule chance of death (total population compared with deaths) may have infected some people. The faster we get to herd immunity the better.
     
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    In a matter of 6 months, 160,000 deaths only qualify as "miniscule" to Trump and his buddies trying to get stock market up higher.
     
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    And the idea of rushing into getting another 200,000,000 infections and about 10,000,000 "miniscule" deaths to acomplish this uncertain idea of "herd immunity" so we can be "OK" is an unusual way to accomplish that.

    But it is a quite "Republican" method for that concept. In the 1800s, if 20% (often more) of children died to accomplish "herd immunity" of the surviving was considered a worthwhile goal, but in the middle 20th century fell out of favor in the "Liberals", but that attractiveness certainly hasn't been disappeared from the Conservatives.
     
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    The united states is significantly overcrowded as it is already. It is only becoming more and more overcrowded with every passing day.
     
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    The entire planet is overcrowded with humans.
     
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    Indeed it is. Meaning the virus may very well be the planet trying to address the problem.
     
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    Except that this particular virus has been modified by mad scientists attempting to achieve gain of function.

    If Gaia wants to shed herself of these humans, it would be easy to understand.
     
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    Well - human pathogens like to exist in anaerobic conditions - by polluting the Oceans we have increased the number of "Dead Zones" - this one due nitrogen/fertilizer - which stimulates the bacteria which then eat up the oxygen creating a dead zone.

    Quite a plague this is at present - google it https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...res-experiencing-piles-kelp-10-feet-high.html


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    The rotten egg smell from H2S - which is gas produced by anaerobic bacterial respiration - "Sulphate Reducing Bacteria"

    Not nice if the Ocean were producing just that instead of Oxygen - not nice to turn the environment in the Ocean into a place where pathogens can survive and thrive.
     
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    Are you sure they didn't return to your grocery store?
     
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    No, it hasn't. Not *this* particular virus. That's just a conspiracy theory. The analysis if *this* virus genome shows that it is not man-made, and not manipulated for gain of function. Mind you, I'm not denying that such research exists, and is done among other places, in the Wuham Virology level 4 lab. But sorry, THIS one hasn't escaped from there. This one is natural. I know that it's much more convenient for certain political ideologies to preach the conspiracy theory that this virus was engineered to hurt the world so that China would gain an economic advantage, but it's just not true, this time, as much as I wouldn't put it past China to try something like that in the future. By the way, if this were an engineered bio-weapon, what a poor choice! There are other coronaviruses with much bigger infection-fatality rate, like the first SARS and the MERS.
     
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    We were recently talking in this thread about mid- and long-term consequences of this virus. Another one has just popped up in medical observations:

    https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/ar...lege COVID testing plans are all over the map

    So, it turns out that this virus may be linked to new cases of myasthenia gravis.

    Like I said, we don't know the whole story about this virus yet, given that it is new. It's more prudent to avoid catching it and to wait for the vaccine rather than going for the silly concept of natural herd immunity, which may prove elusive, and which may result in too high a number of dead and maimed people, as opposed to just being prudent and avoiding it all together until a vaccine is in.
     
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    I haven't been to the grocery store since before the bike rally. I'm no idiot. When I do go, it is typically to one that closes at 8 but everyone always thinks it closes at 7 so that is when the least number of people are in it. I can usually be in and out in 20 minutes and avoid coming into close contact with anybody but the cashier and bag boy.

    Beyond all that, I am not much bothered by what other people do or what happens to them as a result. We've put warnings on cigarettes and people still smoke. We've put warnings on large gatherings, and people still congregate. There is only so much we can do, and when it comes to COVID, we have crossed the Rubicon.
     
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    Then why are you taking precautions?
    Live it up! Go to a Trump rally, stop at a crowded bar on your way home.
     
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    I will let you attend those venues. I wouldn't be welcome at either.
     

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