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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra13 View Post
    I asked my doctor if I should get tested and they said no. If it was positive, they couldn't treat me for it anyway, so why bother.
    Given the above, I wonder why so many folks want to get tested. Maybe the thought is if you're "positive" you'll self-isolate to try to better protect others. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    Given the above, I wonder why so many folks want to get tested. Maybe the thought is if you're "positive" you'll self-isolate to try to better protect others. Thoughts?
    I can't even imagine thinking like you.....why on earth would you not get tested? You get tested TO FIND OUT IF YOU'VE GOT IT. Or have had it.....

    #1 it would/will give us some real numbers.... any rational human can see that right now we have only guesses, and poor ones at that. In simple fact, we need to test everyone to get any useful numbers.

    #2 it allows one to live, if you test as having had it, go back to work and relax. (i realize, this makes no sense to you)

    #3


    and#4-5-6.....

    I'll just stop, I can't even start....shouldn't have ..... but at least this'll give the haders something to comment on.....guess that's something

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    See my comments in bold below.

    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I can't even imagine thinking like you.....why on earth would you not get tested? You get tested TO FIND OUT IF YOU'VE GOT IT. As noted above, apparently there's no cure -- so why bother? Or have had it. Would it really matter that I previously had "it"?

    #1 it would/will give us some real numbers.... any rational human can see that right now we have only guesses, and poor ones at that. In simple fact, we need to test everyone to get any useful numbers. If there's no cure what good are the numbers?

    #2 it allows one to live, if you test as having had it, go back to work and relax. So, if you test "negative" today, do you go back tomorrow or next week to get tested again -- just to see if you you're still "clean"?
    As for the two of us thinking alike, I find that hard to imagine also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I can't even imagine thinking like you.....why on earth would you not get tested? You get tested TO FIND OUT IF YOU'VE GOT IT. Or have had it.....

    #1 it would/will give us some real numbers.... any rational human can see that right now we have only guesses, and poor ones at that. In simple fact, we need to test everyone to get any useful numbers.

    #2 it allows one to live, if you test as having had it, go back to work and relax. (i realize, this makes no sense to you)

    #3


    and#4-5-6.....

    I'll just stop, I can't even start....shouldn't have ..... but at least this'll give the haders something to comment on.....guess that's something

    Al, I'll have to agree. It appears the old malaria drug "hydroxychloroquine" is doing a lot of good. You do not know if you need treatment unless tested. This drug has been around 60-80yrs. Have you searched the side effects? They are pretty damn minor compared to death.
    If no treatment works and you are going to die? Just go behind the chicken house and save your family troubles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    It appears the old malaria drug "hydroxychloroquine" is doing a lot of good. Please cite a credible source. ... Have you searched the side effects? They are pretty damn minor compared to death. Why do you say, "compared to death"? More folks have recovered from the virus than have died.
    If no treatment works and you are going to die? Just go behind the chicken house and save your family troubles. As stated, dying from the virus is not a given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    See my comments in bold below.

    Hey Kid, what are you saying or are you looking for a fuss? It appears that you would confine yourself to bed and either die or maybe make it. That is your choice, not mine.

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    Jeeez!

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    Al said another mouthfull!

    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I can't even imagine thinking like you.....why on earth would you not get tested? You get tested TO FIND OUT IF YOU'VE GOT IT. Or have had it.....

    #1 it would/will give us some real numbers.... any rational human can see that right now we have only guesses, and poor ones at that. In simple fact, we need to test everyone to get any useful numbers.

    #2 it allows one to live, if you test as having had it, go back to work and relax. (i realize, this makes no sense to you)

    Al, today you are spot on. Some days you are not but I like you anyway. You are one of the people I would like to know.

    Concho Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    See my comments in bold below.



    As for the two of us thinking alike, I find that hard to imagine also.
    the salient part of my quote you left out ......"I realize this makes no sense to you"

    I can explain it to you, I can't understand it for you

    I'll give two small examples of how I think, the true depth of my depravity (no need to reply)

    #1- I grew up in an era where we dealt differently with virii like this.... an era which I fear is now GONE..... And I miss it.

    You musta' missed it too...

    Example Number One;

    EVERY YEAR da' chickenpox, she come 'roun....... an EVERY YEAR de' mothers be call 'roun "hey, who got's de pox?? OK, we comin' over!! Lat de kids wrassle...."

    "Let's get this over with so's we can go back to livin'....."

    Because once you've HAD IT, you're clear... that's old fashioned vaccination.... and it WORKS. (my parents were also fond of the phrase "Kill or Cure" as am I )

    But anyways, for the 2-5yrs it takes to develop a vaccine, it's old-fashioned med'cine.

    The CDC KNOWS THIS! But their verbiage is specifically and pointedly "well, viruses 'can mutate' (this is specific double-speak) and while we BELIEVE once you've been infected (symptomatic or not) you're clear, we can't KNOW.....yet.... "better safe than sorry""

    It's double-speak that works because we're spoiled 1st World children.




    Ya' know what hunter CHICKENPOX KILLS PEOPLE TOO! In your worldview my mother was a foul human, a depraved lunatic....

    As I'm

    to you


    A'Zample number TWO;

    I've ALSO spent 40yrs of my life cohabiting with primitive animals known as college kids, highschoolers, co-eds, students...... children of our species euphemistically referred to as "young adults"

    I was there for the release of 'Animal House'..."Revenge of The Nerds' ..... '40 Yr-Old Virgin'..... potent mirrors of where we were as a society. And it made me nauseous to see the folks around me laughing.

    Still does.

    And I was THERE for the parties. I was there for my friends.... I was "Perfect Al"..... always the designated driver.

    And always the guy everyone went to when they finally realized 'uhhhh, I think I effed up"

    I can't count the times I've heard "uhhhh, that was pretty crazy last weekend hey"...... "and I just heard (he/her) probably has (X/Y/Z)" ..... "and uhhh" ......


    "I wonder if I should go get tested??"


    And my answer was and is always the same "OF COURSE YOU NEED TO GO GET TESTED YOU IGNORANT SELF-CENTERED BASTARD!!!"



    It makes me physically ill to see God's chillun' glorifying uncivilized behaviour.

    I was raised in a home where things like 'principle' and 'honor' and 'adult' meant something. My kids were raised the same, all 8 of them. And to this day when folks ask me "what do you believe???" I say, "I believe you should get to know my kids."

    And to this day our home is where all the real nerds hang out, HERDS of them.

    And to this day I completely understand that

    I DON'T THINK LIKE YOU!!!


    rant off


    al





    oooops!!!

    I forgot to make my point on that example number two..... the point is, "If we're going to shut down the whole entire world over this thing then WE ABSOLUTELY MUST ALL GET TESTED!!!"

    We MUST quantify it.

    To take an adult approach.

    But it'll never happen....

    And yes, it's our own fault.
    Last edited by alinwa; 04-07-2020 at 07:27 PM.

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    oops.... hadda go edit

    'reason'

    "didn't finish"

    lol

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    Thanks Al.

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    Hey Al. Curious of when and how often to get tested? I guess itís only good that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdean View Post
    ...................I guess itís only good that day.
    I can't even get my mind into that frame of reference, you REALLY don't get it

    I can't GET tested silly..... that's a small part of the point


    AND



    THEY



    WILL



    NEVER




    ALLOW




    NATIONWIDE




    TESTING



    OF



    EVERYONE!


    !!!




    Because this would completely reset the narrative. It would save TRILLIONS of dollars....and they will never do it.

    I've already explained HOW, and what you got from it was "guess it's only good for a day"

    ???


    I don't think you have any idea what I mean by "completely reset the narrative". It's like having to explain the blonde joke. Hey, I LIKE blondes, (I like everybody) therefore I never get into that situation. I'm not trying to convince you of ANYTHING, I'm simply opining...... cuz I'm getting OLD...... old enough to realize that "HEY! They ain't no smart people out there taking care of us!!" Old enough to be disappointed that "Hey, I'm just as smart as all them old guys" Old enough to KNOW lot's of people in government.....the people making up the rules as they stumble blindly along badmouthing our Founding Fathers...

    This isn't some kind of "conspiracy" it's simply what's going on, right in front of you. And it's BEEN going on all your life.

    We EARNED this. America works, we reap what we sow

    Read Imprimus (I absolutely KNOW you won't....... EVER)

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    As before, see my comments in bold below.

    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I can't GET tested (There have been almost 100K people in your state tested, why is it you can't get tested?) ....

    ...

    [Nationwide testing of everyone] would completely reset the narrative. It would save TRILLIONS of dollars (And from where does that number come?) ....

    ...

    Read Imprimus (I absolutely KNOW you won't....... EVER) (I do read Imprimus)
    Last edited by Hunter; 04-18-2020 at 12:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    As before, see my comments in bold below.


    I hadn't made the connection...... so sdean=Hunter

    sorry... I thought I knew most of the dually's and split personalities here

    are there more of you?

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