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Summer 2020 Banter and random observations

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Just now, HIPPYVALLEY said:

Don't forget about Tianjin China:

 

 

That clip at 30 seconds is insane.  How they survived that and kept filming.  The pressure wave just rips through there.

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Just now, powderfreak said:

That clip at 30 seconds is insane.  How they survived that and kept filming.  The pressure wave just rips through there.

Yeah, I would've had to change my pants after that.   

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33 minutes ago, weathafella said:

Isn’t that illegal?   

They got fined $600   Against Board of Health regs.   I was kinda shocked. 
 

edit.  Sorry.  I didn’t see this was already answered

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15 minutes ago, SouthCoastMA said:

Yes, and they were fined $600 for each event, which is nothing compared to how much they earned from the two weddings

 

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8 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

They got fined $600   Against Board of Health regs.   I was kinda shocked. 
 

edit.  Sorry.  I didn’t see this was already answered

Not a slap on the wrist...more like a paper covers rock....

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1 hour ago, CoastalWx said:

Here’s a good one from the Netherlands at a firework factory.  2:15 in is when it occurs.

 

 

Who’da thunk it was a bad idea to have a fireworks factory so close to a residential area?

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They got fined $600   Against Board of Health regs.   I was kinda shocked. 
 
edit.  Sorry.  I didn’t see this was already answered
I heard one state would start cutting power to homes that have parties. Sorry, but that's over the line for me.

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27 minutes ago, Lava Rock said:
9 hours ago, HoarfrostHubb said:
They got fined $600   Against Board of Health regs.   I was kinda shocked. 
 
edit.  Sorry.  I didn’t see this was already answered

I heard one state would start cutting power to homes that have parties. Sorry, but that's over the line for me.

California.   I would hope people wouldn’t have large indoor gatherings.  If it goes against health dept regs fine them. Make people know they were holding large parties.   

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The $600 fine is not at all a deterrent.  How much did the hotel make by hosting the events?   $600 eating into the typically substantial profits vs nada kind of gives the venue the opportunity to put some language in and pass the cost onto the customer.  For flattening the curve to continue to work you. Have to have voluntary compliance.   Human beings have a wide range of what some consider acceptable behavior.   It’s been a long spell.  Those of us older don’t really feel so constrained but younger folks do.  We need a vaccine or a petering out of covid.

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8 minutes ago, weathafella said:

The $600 fine is not at all a deterrent.  How much did the hotel make by hosting the events?   $600 eating into the typically substantial profits vs nada kind of gives the venue the opportunity to put some language in and pass the cost onto the customer.  For flattening the curve to continue to work you. Have to have voluntary compliance.   Human beings have a wide range of what some consider acceptable behavior.   It’s been a long spell.  Those of us older don’t really feel so constrained but younger folks do.  We need a vaccine or a petering out of covid.

Agreed.   And people try to equate an indoor wedding with a protest march...

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9 hours ago, powderfreak said:

That clip at 30 seconds is insane.  How they survived that and kept filming.  The pressure wave just rips through there.

And they were about a mile away.  Some of the later clips came from 2+ miles.

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Tons more studies coming out about T-cell immunity. Its looking like a good majority of people are completely immune to covid.

The blue links below are to to multiple studies supporting it. 

From a NY times article yesterday. 

Eight months ago, the new coronavirus was unknown. But to some of our immune cells, the virus was already something of a familiar foe.

A flurry of recent studies has revealed that a large proportion of the population — 20 to 50 percent of people in some places — might harbor immunity assassins called T cells that recognize the new coronavirus despite having never encountered it before.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/06/health/coronavirus-immune-cells.html

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Sitting in my living room getting some work done and the corner my eye sees this big black mass move right past the screen door.  This guy moved walked within 10 feet of where I was sitting, like he was just wandering the outside of the building. 

The dog went apesh*t like she does and he started jogging away from us. 

He comes by daily at this point, but man, middle of the day and he was literally feet away from me through the screen door again.

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6 hours ago, weathafella said:

The $600 fine is not at all a deterrent.  How much did the hotel make by hosting the events?   $600 eating into the typically substantial profits vs nada kind of gives the venue the opportunity to put some language in and pass the cost onto the customer.  For flattening the curve to continue to work you. Have to have voluntary compliance.   Human beings have a wide range of what some consider acceptable behavior.   It’s been a long spell.  Those of us older don’t really feel so constrained but younger folks do.  We need a vaccine or a petering out of covid.

I would assume that at this point the hotel would include the expected $600 fee in the contract for the event, if they were not already doing so.  If customer doesn't agree to pay the fee, no event.

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33 minutes ago, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

Charlie Baker postpones reopening plan. Scaling back 

Price we pay for being morons and thinking things are back to normal and we don't need to social-distance or wear masks.  Glad I'm not part of those idiots.

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3 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

Price we pay for being morons and thinking things are back to normal and we don't need to social-distance or wear masks.  Glad I'm not part of those idiots.

Yup... I’ve done everything we’ve been asked to do. Can’t control the 6 million other people in mass though 

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9 minutes ago, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

Yup... I’ve done everything we’ve been asked to do. Can’t control the 6 million other people in mass though 

Max of 50 people for outdoor gatherings.  25 for indoor gatherings.  And updating restaurant guidelines to clamp down on bars masquerading as restaurants requiring on-site alcohol consumption to be accompanied by food that is "prepared onsite".  Indefinite delay on step 2 of Phase 3 re=opening.

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Anyone here good at identifying caterpillars? I've got a ton of these little green inchworms devouring things around here. :angry: They have stripped many of the white ash trees bare and are now eating birches (especially the yellow birches) and maples (especially the striped maples). DIT would approve. Fortunately, the latter species are not being stripped like the ashes so it shouldn't have a huge impact on the fall foliage, but with emerald ash borer now making an inroads into the area, the inchworms will only put more stress on the ashes, making them more susceptible to EAB infestation. 

They hang from the trees on a long thin strand of hair and appear to float in midair. I must've found half a dozen of them on me after mowing the lawn. My inclination is that they're the dreaded winter moth, but I'm not sure. I didn't think we had them up here and thought they were more of a spring caterpillar.

 

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Winter moth or Bruce spanworm (they're somewhat similar in appearance and phenology, moths flying in late fall) would be my guesses.

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1 hour ago, wxmanmitch said:

Anyone here good at identifying caterpillars? I've got a ton of these little green inchworms devouring things around here. :angry: They have stripped many of the white ash trees bare and are now eating birches (especially the yellow birches) and maples (especially the striped maples). DIT would approve. Fortunately, the latter species are not being stripped like the ashes so it shouldn't have a huge impact on the fall foliage, but with emerald ash borer now making an inroads into the area, the inchworms will only put more stress on the ashes, making them more susceptible to EAB infestation. 

They hang from the trees on a long thin strand of hair and appear to float in midair. I must've found half a dozen of them on me after mowing the lawn. My inclination is that they're the dreaded winter moth, but I'm not sure. I didn't think we had them up here and thought they were more of a spring caterpillar.

 

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winter moth, they are destroying trees in Rhode Island too. 

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2 hours ago, wxmanmitch said:

Anyone here good at identifying caterpillars? I've got a ton of these little green inchworms devouring things around here. :angry: They have stripped many of the white ash trees bare and are now eating birches (especially the yellow birches) and maples (especially the striped maples). DIT would approve. Fortunately, the latter species are not being stripped like the ashes so it shouldn't have a huge impact on the fall foliage, but with emerald ash borer now making an inroads into the area, the inchworms will only put more stress on the ashes, making them more susceptible to EAB infestation. 

They hang from the trees on a long thin strand of hair and appear to float in midair. I must've found half a dozen of them on me after mowing the lawn. My inclination is that they're the dreaded winter moth, but I'm not sure. I didn't think we had them up here and thought they were more of a spring caterpillar.

 

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Gypsy moth caterpillars. So many dead oaks here because of those. 

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