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« Reply #255 on: July 02, 2020, 12:58:55 PM »
In the empty spots.  (Hope those are the ones facing the screen.)

So, are they charging for this, 'cause I don't know how they would tell the movie watchers from the WM shoppers.
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« Reply #256 on: July 02, 2020, 03:19:31 PM »
Speaking of Walmart, the last time I was there I saw a Camel Toe on a pair of leopard-print tights.  Thatís as close as I will ever get to going on an African safari.  (Sorry to repeat myself  ;D)

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« Reply #257 on: July 02, 2020, 03:25:30 PM »
So, are they charging for this, 'cause I don't know how they would tell the movie watchers from the WM shoppers. 

They could sell little placards to be displayed in the windows.

All the Walmarts in this area are closing at 8:30 PM now.  The nearest Walmart actually sits on a huge lot that was a drive-in before they built the Walmart.  Highway 39 Drive-in had more than one screen.  They used the broadcast sound system where you listen to the movie over your car radio.

It could work - if people would embrace the idea.  But with big TV screens and surround sound, I think the novelty would quickly wear off.
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« Reply #258 on: July 02, 2020, 04:25:28 PM »
All the Walmarts in this area are closing at 8:30 PM now. 

Oh yeah, I forgot about that!
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« Reply #259 on: July 15, 2020, 02:29:53 PM »

Just saw an article announcing that, while the Rose Bowl football game is still tentatively scheduled for 2021, next year's annual Rose Parade has been cancelled, due to COVID-19.

First time the Pasadena parade has been cancelled since WWII.

Probably doesn't mean much to the rest of the country, but in California, that is tantamount to cancelling the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. 
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« Reply #260 on: July 15, 2020, 02:54:41 PM »

cancelling the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

That's a given. 

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« Reply #261 on: July 15, 2020, 02:57:57 PM »
That's a given.

At least that's still 2020.

I wonder what all those people who camp out a day or two before will do with themselves this time around?
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« Reply #262 on: July 15, 2020, 05:09:05 PM »
California has had some fractional lockdown easing and we may be starting to collect our earliest protest dividends.


This from ABC News:

"As of May 31, the portion of Los Angelenos testing positive for the virus was hovering at around 4%, according to Curative's data, which offers a roughly representative snapshot of the county as a whole, according to CEO Fred Turner.

But the portion of positive tests began climbing on June 1, up to 6% by June 2 and jumping again to 8.7% by June 3. Although experts agree there's a two-week lag to see the true impact of social movement on infection rates, the Curative data may offer an early glimpse at what's happening in Los Angeles.

Daily new case numbers have moderated in many states in the northeast from Illinois to Maine, but new case numbers in California and other sunbelt states have continued to rise inexorably. Yesterday's total of 9561 new cases was a new high for California.

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« Reply #263 on: July 15, 2020, 06:16:01 PM »
We will never know the true numbers and statistics.  I'm from CA and the state is testing a record number of people daily (nearly 105,000 per day at present), so naturally, the number of people testing positive is going to sound high, but in actuality, we're still clipping at about a 7.5% positivity rate or so.  The problem is (and I've heard it firsthand through people I know who have tested positive and/or work at a testing site) that the numbers are quite skewed in false positives (people who have been given the Flu vaccine within the last year but are totally asymptomatic), people that have tested positive and re-test after few weeks/months to find they are still considered positive (which is counted as a new case, even though it's the same person and they are completely symptom free), etc.  In addition, the mortality rates remain extremely low based on CA's population; we are at 18 COVID-related deaths per 100,000 people (.00018%) and even the death numbers are questionable.  There have been numerous reports of COVID-19 being misreported as cause of death for people who are already dying from other diseases (cancer, pneumonia, heart failure, etc.) and people in hospice care.  I think things are being considerably overblown and sensationalized by our media and politicians.  Let's not even get into the collateral damage being done by these shelter in place orders.  That being said, I hope all my UMA brothers & sisters remain safe and COVID free.

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« Reply #264 on: July 15, 2020, 09:31:08 PM »
In addition, the mortality rates remain extremely low based on CA's population; we are at 18 COVID-related deaths per 100,000 people (.00018%)....

Eighteen per 100,000 is .018%.

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« Reply #265 on: July 15, 2020, 10:44:48 PM »
Eighteen per 100,000 is .018%.

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Correct...I broke it down as a decimal instead of a percentage. Good eye, Hepcat.

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« Reply #266 on: July 15, 2020, 11:03:54 PM »
even the death numbers are questionable.  There have been numerous reports of COVID-19 being misreported as cause of death for people who are already dying from other diseases (cancer, pneumonia, heart failure, etc.) and people in hospice care. 

I know someone who died with COVID as the initial cause, but it was quickly retracted by local health officials, as he was dying of something else before he contracted COVID.  So, it happens, but the officials are on top of it and quickly correct the errors.  My state has been good about updating the numbers and correcting errors. 

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« Reply #267 on: July 15, 2020, 11:28:20 PM »
Correct...I broke it down as a decimal instead of a percentage. Good eye, Hepcat.

I knew what you meant. I just couldn't resist being a math nerd, that's all!

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« Reply #268 on: July 15, 2020, 11:29:45 PM »
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« Reply #269 on: July 16, 2020, 04:16:29 PM »
I know that there has been a huge controversy about whether to wear a mask or not; but I have no problem wearing mine in public! I designed the fabric and sewed it myself. I learned that my tailoring skills are quite lacking; still, it came out pretty good. Next stop, the illusive Hawiian shirt to go with it!

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