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  1. 23 minutes ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

    Somehow, your post about Alex being weird showed up twice. No idea why. There's only one, now.


    Well, I'm certainly not as common as Quintus, but why am I weird? Because I believe in science? 

  2. 56 minutes ago, Bilbo said:

    Pubs that don’t serve food are closed. Anywhere that serves food is open for takeaway. If you can work from home you’re supposed to and we have no curfew so if I wanted to go into the nearest town and jog around at 3am I could. But I’m not an idiot so I’ll be in bed. 


    Hmm, I guess the only difference is that I can go everywhere in the country. For now ...


    All sports centres are open. Face masks only required at crowded places, shops and public transport. 



    Disneyland California to reopen. Soon the tea cups will be refilled with Gruesomeness:





  3. What about pubs and restaurants? Here in Belgium they are closed again for a month (at least). Anyone who can work from home must do so. And people aren't allowed to go outside between 12.00 and 5.00. 

  4. 4 hours ago, publicist said:


    ...  now it's time to let cooler heads prevail.


    Cooler hearts, you mean.


    4 hours ago, publicist said:

    His biggest regret now is that Belgium isn't part of China.


    No, don't want to live in a country that downplays the threat a la pubs. It's why so many are dead now. 

  5. 11 hours ago, publicist said:

    ... even if fearmongers like you ...


    Sorry, I didn't want to frighten you. 



    Anyway, Ireland is the first European country to go back to a full lockdown.



    11 hours ago, publicist said:

    accept that the disease's progress isn't nearly as disastrous as has been predicted,


    More than a million deaths? Not sure why anyone would say that. I remember you already said the same thing when it was 'merely' 50.000. 

  6. 45 minutes ago, Brundlefly said:

    Wait what?


    Both movies end with life, life that resulted because of the actions took by Oskar Schindler and John H. Miller (Tom Hanks), life that's paying tribute to the grave of the one that saved them. Granted, you only see the survivors at the end of Schindler's List (and not the descendants of the survivors) but we know they are more than 8500 of them across the US. 




    The remaining survivors at the end of Schindler's List.




    The survivor of Saving Private Ryan (and his descendants) pays tribute at the grave of Tom H. Miller.





    Survivors in Schindler's List placing a stone on Schindler's grave.



    And thus both movies have the same message in the end: You did not kill us, you did not win.


  7. Saving Private Ryan




     I think the cast was older than me when I first saw the movie but now they are all so young. 




    Both Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan end with the same message. Saving lives results into even more life (the descendants in the background).




    The first time the main theme is played is absolutely heartbreaking, but then when John repeats the theme, while making it it bigger and louder, that's when it becomes less effective for me. Especially the climactic high note of the choir feels too much. YMMV.

  8. 18 minutes ago, BLUMENKOHL said:

    Alex, Sweden has had pretty strong lockdowns compared to the world. 



    No lockdown in the beginning (unlike the rest of Europe) and only social distancing on a voluntary basis. 

  9. Funny, because you always took their point of view. Like Fox, you are always questioning the seriousness of the virus. It's why you hated the numbers. Numbers made it seem real. Numbers aren't a game, your constant 'undermining' is.

  10. If a government says: Nah, we're not going to listen to anybody (not the scientists or the WHO) and instead count on herd immunity, then it's telling the people "It's no big deal, we don't take this serious."

  11. 12 minutes ago, publicist said:

    No Alex, it has become exactly as ideological as expected. That guys like you will haul out such misleading *theory* (that no swedish official ever declared) proves my case.


    Actually, they called it "herd immunity", which is the same. No protection, no safety measures, just let it rip. Maybe you have forgotten?



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