COVID-19

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by gunslinger387, Mar 30, 2020.

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  1. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Nothing wrong with a silly grin if an Espada put it there.

    I hope for your man card's sake that's the XL.
     
  2. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    My shop is making critical defense and medical components. I'm working. I feel very blessed.

    My family is healthy. Im working. I have a couple cool knaaafses.
     
  3. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I feel blessed too, that I can still go to work everyday. Or is that a curse, with all this shit going around? I'm with @Casinostocks, in that afterwards, life will be different as we know it, an evolution of some sort. This thing touches every single person in this country. Welcome to the new world order!
     
  4. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    60ghz.net
     
  5. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Froggy says it's safe to work...

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  6. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Wats the one in the middle?
     
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  7. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Stedemon E01 "Thunderfury"o_O, lol...actually a really nice knife that I bought from the manufacturer after a passaround.
     
  8. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I just hope you all get the universal health care that you deserve. That would be a very positive outcome
     
  9. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Hanging out by myself again...less boring picture while out for rounds.

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  10. Francisco t.

    Francisco t. Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 13, 2017
    Sucks man ..... I really hope everything goes well for you. Wife and baby are number 1. Im in NJ and shits starting to hit the fan here. Im working also but not in healthcare, in utility construction so fortunately im able to mostly stay away from others. Best of luck
     
  11. M67

    M67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Was deemed essential business so been working......a lot. Couple people I work with are older and worried about catching it so they haven't been around for the past 3 weeks and counting and that's put more stress/hours on the ones who do/can work. Combined with a couple more people being off due to coincidental things, work has fried my brain, beyond fried. Work with the public a lot too, and the longer this whole thing drags out the weirder it seems like some people get.

    Only thing that's kept me somewhat sane is planning gun projects in my head but there's only so many things I can come up with

    On a positive note, gas is like $1.39 here so filling the truck up isn't a $55 kick in the nads each time

    A family member of mine tested positive for it, late 50s just had mildish flu systems, by the time he was diagnosed officially with it he was getting over it. Another family member passed away a couple Sundays ago (heart issues), can't even have a proper funeral for him (30+ years law enforcement, couple years DHS).
     
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  12. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Sorry for your loss.
    Friends of family lost someone last week, same thing happened, couldn’t have a regular funeral because of limits on public gathering.
    These are crazy times, to say the least.
    Try to stay safe and healthy.
     
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  13. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Sep 29, 2017
    I could be working but that would mean buying materials. Most of my materials comes from Northern Italy.
    Northern Italy has a considerable amount of imported Chinese workers from Wuhan in China. All working in my industry.
    This is why they were hit so hard so fast.
    So I'm not ordering new materials. Just doing some personal projects with pre-bug materials.
    I'm a bit wary of going to the post office too.
    A healthy 47 year old from a nearby village died the other day.
    I go out once a week for supplies. We have to queue but stock isn't too bad. Nobody talks to each other. It's very strange.
    I have 5 boys in the house. There's a lot of gaming going on:)
    All my MRE's from the millennium bug and mayan doomsday are out of date. One lot by 17 years. I'm tempted to try some. If you never hear from me again it's probably because I did.
    I hope you all stay safe!
    Frazer
     
  14. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I'd like a review of your MRE collection please.

    Hang in there. Fear is the REAL pandemic.
     
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  15. cold one

    cold one Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 23, 2009
    My wife is a case manager for the biggest hospital in Knoxville so she is considered essential, she doesn't work directly with the patients but has to go on some of the floors to get information to discharge them, when she gets home, it's straight to the shower. I'm working 3 twelve hour days out of town so I can be home most the week to help take care of our 2 boys. Being that I work in the telecom department for a Federal government utility I am essential at the moment unless they to go down to just a core staff.
    So far nobody in our organization has gotten sick, just taking it week by week, I stay pretty well stocked at home so my life hasn't been much impacted by this yet but if Blade show 2020 is cancelled then that will be a bummer there's several knives I was looking forward to buying.
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Fear is not the real pandemic. A real and serious pandemic is the real pandemic and people not taking it seriously is a big part of the problem. Remember all those pictures of people in NY not taking it serious? Two weeks later it's the world epicenter.

    There is currently 189,000 confirmed cases in the US (probably over 1 million unconfirmed) with 7,000 known recoveries and 4,000 fatalities. Here in the USA right now. Those numbers are growing exponentially. I can recall a bunch of people just a few weeks ago saying this is media hype, nothing burger, it's bullshit that's going to go away. "We won't follow in Italy's footsteps, that's all bullshit". In retrospect it appears those people didn't know WTF they were talking about. And I think they still don't know WTF they're talking about.

    "do you even know anybody who has it". Yes. Jo and I now know someone who has died from it. And there's now community spread where I live killing people my age.

    "It's nothing worse than a flu season" <--- bullshit

    When there's 100 million sick Americans and hundreds of thousands dead, and my mom is one of them, and it's because young people who aren't likely to die from it didn't take it seriously I'm going to look at the assholes who spread this very critically.
     
  17. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
  18. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
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  19. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    When they published the pictures of the Iranians digging mass graves with backhoes and covering the bodies with lime, that's when I realized how real this shit was.

    I can recall reading, before we even had our first case in the USA < I just can't remember where :oops:>, that when we turn the corner on COVID19 around 40% of Americans will have contracted the virus.

    That statistic seemed unreal to me a month or two ago when I read that, not so much now. :(
     
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  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Fear is an evolutionary coping mechanism to deal with dangerous situations through a process called negative reinforcement. Fear is born out of anxiety and panic, the two beastly first cousins! When a dog senses something in the bushes and goes full on attack mode, it is not because he/she is so brave and willing to lay down its life, but a clear demonstration as to how this negative reinforcement process manifests in the canine!

    Timmy is good guy as you've said before although he says some crazy-arse-shyte at times but that's how his way of a negative reinforcement seems to work.

    ETA: I thought a bit more about what I wrote and then I remembered that there are two very famous quotes regarding fear & bravery:

    One is the famous FDR quote, "there is nothing to fear but fear itself" and there's also another close version of this which I have read that Winston Churchill may have also used (different era and different kinda enemies). Then there's also this, "discretion is the better part of valor". So not to drag on, everything has context although I'm more of the second quote kinda person, i.e, avoid confrontation in a dangerous situation (in my COVID-19 case, stay the fark home as much as possible). As humans, we have a developed prefrontal cortex as opposed to beasts, so why not use it to our survival advantage by staying informed than just dismissing everything as fear mongering? Also, I hadn't meant to say that Timmy was a dog, just in case my analogy earlier on got misinterpreted :p
     
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