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Postby Feyrisshire » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:54 am

Just another Thursday in the year 2020, nothing new to see here......

I'm still waiting at that part where magical girls will arrive to save us all. I hope that its part of the 2020 Apocalypse DLC.
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Postby The Remote Islands » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:04 am

China's a hotspot for potentially dangerous diseases thanks to the magical wonder of biology and geography, but even as a cynic I'd honestly be surprised if we get hit with a second pandemic on top of an existing pandemic. I don't recall that happening ever before in history - though I could certainly be wrong. I always kinda thought the "2020 is the worst year ever" stuff is a bit exaggerated by people for the meme because we happen to be in the middle of a black swan event, but if we get a double pandemic I'll fully believe it. At that point I would fully embrace drunken nihilism secure in the knowledge that the Earth itself will explode on December 31st and there's not a thing we could do about it.
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Postby Nobel Hobos 2 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:19 am

The Remote Islands wrote:I don't recall that happening ever before in history - though I could certainly be wrong.

It was much less likely to happen before jet travel, I think.
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Postby The Remote Islands » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:22 am

Nobel Hobos 2 wrote:
The Remote Islands wrote:I don't recall that happening ever before in history - though I could certainly be wrong.

It was much less likely to happen before jet travel, I think.

I tell ya, Ted Kaczynski must be feeling very smug right now.
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:53 am

The Remote Islands wrote:
Nobel Hobos 2 wrote:It was much less likely to happen before jet travel, I think.

I tell ya, Ted Kaczynski must be feeling very smug right now.


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Postby Bombadil » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:57 am

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The Remote Islands wrote:I tell ya, Ted Kaczynski must be feeling very smug right now.


The industrial revolution was a mistake smhhhhh


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Postby The Remote Islands » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:05 am

I'm kind of curious what Teddy thinks of iron age civilization though. After all, it's still pretty primitive...
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Postby Greed and Death » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:05 am

Twicetagram and JYPE wrote:What else does 2020 want to offer us


I didn't hear no bell 2020
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Postby Region of Dwipantara » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:54 am

Greed and Death wrote:
Twicetagram and JYPE wrote:What else does 2020 want to offer us


I didn't hear no bell 2020

Trumpets, maybe? Islamic eschatology says that before the world ends, angel Israfil will blow a trumpet whose sound is so blaring it'll hurt everyone's ears. Then again, before that happens all pious Muslims are already killed by a magical wind, and before that the world must be decimated by Ya'juj Ma'juj tribal horde first (whose numbers outnumbered the human population like 9:1 and apparently hides somewhere in the Caucasus), and before that there's still seven year of Worldwide Caliphate, and before that there's still the coming of Dajjal (Islamic Antichrist). So at least we still have a long time to go.
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Postby Feyrisshire » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:41 am

Region of Dwipantara wrote:Trumpets, maybe? Islamic eschatology says that before the world ends, angel Israfil will blow a trumpet whose sound is so blaring it'll hurt everyone's ears. Then again, before that happens all pious Muslims are already killed by a magical wind, and before that the world must be decimated by Ya'juj Ma'juj tribal horde first (whose numbers outnumbered the human population like 9:1 and apparently hides somewhere in the Caucasus), and before that there's still seven year of Worldwide Caliphate, and before that there's still the coming of Dajjal (Islamic Antichrist). So at least we still have a long time to go.


Well, that's really relieving to know....
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:33 am

Rats, I was predicting either an alien invasion or Yellowstone going off.
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Postby Greed and Death » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:43 am

Pax Nerdvana wrote:Rats, I was predicting either an alien invasion or Yellowstone going off.


My predictions November Trump reelected and December Yellowstone erupts.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:48 am

Greed and Death wrote:
Pax Nerdvana wrote:Rats, I was predicting either an alien invasion or Yellowstone going off.


My predictions November Trump reelected and December Yellowstone erupts.

Wouldn't surprise me too much.

On a semi-related note, I did a quick search, and found 2020 bingo cards.
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Postby Major-Tom » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:17 am

As much as I can meme about 2020, well, it's a new novel swine flu, shouldn't be the end of the world. Maybe someone with more background here can better eloquently explain this - but any existing treatments for swine flu (not necessarily vaccines) can probably be used pretty immediately were this to start infecting people. Additionally, with China still on high alert and with limited travel to and from, I'm pretty confident this won't be making waves, COVID will be the virus to continue to do so.

Although, perhaps China's government should look into more proactive virus prevention and mitigation, seeing as a multitude of viruses have come from their open air markets and deforestation projects. They're the kings of regulation, why then, can't they regulate a simple health policy with efficacy? Smh.
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Postby VVerkia » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:50 am

Region of Dwipantara wrote:
Greed and Death wrote:
I didn't hear no bell 2020

Trumpets, maybe?

Voice of D. Trump can be that trumpet?

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Postby -Ocelot- » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:07 am

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Rather get infected 2bh
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Postby Luziyca » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:09 am

...charming. Just what we needed, another new disease to fuck us over.
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Postby Great Aletia » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:14 am

Oh no.

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Postby Auze » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:17 am

The Remote Islands wrote:I'm kind of curious what Teddy thinks of iron age civilization though. After all, it's still pretty primitive...

He was alright with pre-industrial society, IIRC.
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Postby Pilipinas and Malaya » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:42 am

Luziyca wrote:...charming. Just what we needed, another new disease to fuck us over.


I don’t think it would be as bad as the one we got on our hands, but who knows. I really hope that isn’t the case though.

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Pax Nerdvana wrote:Rats, I was predicting either an alien invasion or Yellowstone going off.


My predictions November Trump reelected and December Yellowstone erupts.


If Yellowstone erupts, I don’t think Trump could keep stability in order. It would be likely that if it was a mega-explosion and following projections (which means Las Vegas to Saskatchewan to Kansas iirc), California and Cascadia would be in chaos and likely itching for independence.
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Postby Luziyca » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:37 pm

Pilipinas and Malaya wrote:
Luziyca wrote:...charming. Just what we needed, another new disease to fuck us over.


I don’t think it would be as bad as the one we got on our hands, but who knows. I really hope that isn’t the case though.

I hope it isn't, but given how 2020 has brought us to the brink of war, has unleashed a new disease upon us, and with locusts causing famines... I am starting to become more and more convinced the end times may be upon us.
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Postby Magyarbania » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:51 pm

So Pestilence is flexing its muscles,
And War is barely held back (Trump + Biden = who can rattle that sabre the loudest? Possible targets: Russia, Iran, other Middle-East. Putin can target any part of the former Soviet Union. China is punishing its colonies Tibet and Uyguria...)
And Africa is on the verge of Famine (and overpopulation)
And then there's Death, a.k.a. floods and droughts through climate change

Yeah, sounds like an Apocalypse is on the way.

So... are we heading for the Mountain of Meggido, or are we gearing up for Mad Max realities?

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Postby Vetalia » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:13 pm

Doesn't really seem like a big deal if existing vaccines can be altered to address it.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:40 pm

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I certainly didn’t have that one on my bingo card.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:40 am

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/12418022
https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2450DI
https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/world/ ... 10785.html
https://globalnews.ca/news/7138747/chin ... e-flu/amp/

A new disease capable of turning into a pandemic has emergeged from the People's Republic of China. And no, we're not talking about Covid-19. This is a brand new swine flu. China claims to have it under control, but who only knows how true that is. Considering they lied about Covid-19 being under control, who can trust the CCP? The CCP also denies a study which confirms that this new flu virus has human-to-human infection. You think that they would've learnt from Covid to stop doing that, but I guess not. Anti-body testing proves that many aged between 18-35 have already had it. That is, if you believe the CCP's statistics. I don't know why the AUstralian ABC is buying so much of the CCP's bullshit

I'm sorry that this is a short OP, but I really don't what else to say. I am glad that I live in a country with closed borders, and feel so sorry for the Chinese people who to deal with this shit as well as Covid. The sooner we get their horrible government, the better.

It begs the question though, why do so many diseases come from China, and what can we do about it?
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