Long-term benefits of the Coronavirus Pandemic

kel

Kingfisher
I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of execs are actually way over leveraged and strictly speaking have a negative net worth in the millions right now.

There's a kinda funny documentary called The Queen of Versailles about this woman married to a timeshare mogul and how the vulgarity of their lifestyle is brought into focus when the dude falls on hard times. He says at some point that he didn't have any real savings, he'd invested everything, which I think a lot of people do. If you're getting 20%, you'd be "crazy" to put that million aside. If nothing else, you can tell yourself "just another year or two", which of course turns into forever.

But, of course, the guy was able to float it and is still an almost-billionaire. Once you reach a certain level, there's an understanding that you can't fall too far below that level (unless you've gotta take one for the team, Harvey Weinstein level). You're insulated from financial and legal ramifications of different things. Worst case scenario you've got time to work on your golf swing.
 
Some of the airlines have been managed much better than other large corporations. It is a competitive and efficient business, at least in Europe. Not everyone is using travel they way Roosh and most of the forum was for decades. I would still like to travel with clear consciousness and keep making international friends. The arguments against economic globalization are a different matter altogether.
 

Dr Mantis Toboggan

Woodpecker
Gold Member
kel said:
username said:
I keep thinking about how nearly every casino in the United States is now closed. This is going to be an amazing way to break the grips of gambling addiction for millions of people.
I'm always hopeful, but:

1) Are rez casinos closed? Honest question, I don't know the answer, but I would presume that a statewide order wouldn't apply to them, so it'd be up to them whether to close or not.
2) Most states have lottery, including scratch offs, which you can get at gas stations, which are essential businesses. State lotteries are probably the most common form of gambling, because they're so ever-present. I worked at a gas station as a shitty job in my teens and would get those sad sack customers who'd come in, buy $50 of scratchies, scratch them in their car, come back to cash in the $25 they'd "won", buy more, repeat until $0, maybe throw down another $50. This would happen every shift.
The best are the people who think they have a "system" to beat scratch-off tickets, usually that if they buy at a certain time of day or day of the week or if they get the beginning or end of a roll they're more likely to win. I used to know a woman who had clerks at a half-dozen different convenience stores calling her whenever they got a new roll in. Incredible.

As for the rez casinos a statewide order wouldn't apply to them but I believe the federal government could probably close them. A lot of them are franchised by national chains like Harrah's and I suspect those would close anyway. Plus, a lot of people don't live anywhere near one.
 

Hypno

Hummingbird
I'm a single dad, so I'm getting to spend a lot more time with my son working from home.

We had a conversation today about work ethic, mindset, various things. I gave him Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill's books.
 

Hypno

Hummingbird
RexImperator said:
Individuals: You must be responsible and have savings to cover 6 months plus of expenses in case of an unexpected emergency.

Large Corporations: You’re too important and the government will save your ass.

Specifically, Airlines: It wasn’t your fault...That’s right, the explosion of international air travel in the past two decades has nothing to do with the spread of this virus!
The virus would have spread anyway but certainly the airlines dangerously steepened the curve.

As for a bailout, I used to work in banking. When the banks got bailed out in 2008, everyone insisted that they pay it back and endure various restrictions on executive pay and other things. That's fair. But everyone conveniently forgot that they got bailed out after 9/11 and didn't pay that back. Lets see if they have to pay back this bailout and live under similar restrictions.
 
It_is_my_time said:
#2) It has people questioning globalism in ways I have never seen. Talk about a massive red pill. And this is before the people start dying off. The more people who lose loved ones start to get angry and question things, the more who come over to the red pill.
This isn't what happened when the wave of European terror attacks occurred (and their primary aim was to make this happen). In 2011 you could openly say you don't think Islam is compatible with the west. By 2017 (after the wave of attacks) you're a heretic hounded out of a job for saying the same thing. The manipulative forces of authority, information and propaganda are incredibly strong and well-developed in the West (to a point never reached before in history). However the leaders want people to react, that's how they will react.
 

It_is_my_time

Hummingbird
CloakedUnder said:
It_is_my_time said:
#2) It has people questioning globalism in ways I have never seen. Talk about a massive red pill. And this is before the people start dying off. The more people who lose loved ones start to get angry and question things, the more who come over to the red pill.
This isn't what happened when the wave of European terror attacks occurred (and their primary aim was to make this happen). In 2011 you could openly say you don't think Islam is compatible with the west. By 2017 (after the wave of attacks) you're a heretic hounded out of a job for saying the same thing. The manipulative forces of authority, information and propaganda are incredibly strong and well-developed in the West (to a point never reached before in history). However the leaders want people to react, that's how they will react.
You are correct. When the leaders wanted endless wars in the Middle East, anti-Islam sentiment was borderline encouraged. When the leaders wanted to flood our nations with Islam immigrants, then it was a taboo.

Right now they are allowing us to be anti-Chinese.

But more and more are seeing through it. Sure China caused a mess, but it wasn't China that shipped our manufacturing overseas so we have no supplies in a crisis. And it wasn't China that flooded our country with immigrants despite there being 40,000,000 unemployed working aged Americans. And with those talking points it is much easier to win over hearts and minds of pissed off Americans/western world citizens.
 

whoishe

Woodpecker
HAES, 'Healthy At Every Size' (sic!), will be the first SJW group from the 'victim Olympics' competition, which will be seriously decimated. Some will die and even more will leave, if Twitter panic is any indication.

Twitter:
covid-19 + OBESITY = very bad news.
you wouldn't really want either but you really really do not want both.
 

Neo

Pelican
Gold Member
I doubt this is a long term benefit, but I'm noticing that in the US the typical females arrogance has been kicked down several notches.

Many are genuinely scared and with all the salons and places closed they have to show their true looks.

A few days ago on a video call: "I'm so sorry for how I look and for my work from home appearance..."

A few months ago: "I'm really confident in my looks, yeah I'm not a super model, but I'm very pretty."

Same chick.
 

Deepdiver

Hummingbird
Gold Member
Men judge other men by how successful they are.

Women judge other women by how they look.

Welcome to Covid nation 2020...
 

kel

Kingfisher
What matters is how people act during and then continue after this. Women's entitlement, as far as I can tell, is as high as ever as an emergency response. Another few weeks, I could imagine it receding a bit. When this passes, what are men going to do? Do they allow women to slide back into that entitlement? (Spoiler alert: yes, by and large, but hopefully fewer than before).
 

Mountaineer

Kingfisher
Gold Member
You know how much air quality in Poland has improved due to almost no cars driving around? 8% in the busiest cities. It proves cars have as much influence on the air quality as jack shit.
 

AntoniusofEfa

Woodpecker
Bury Zenek said:
You know how much air quality in Poland has improved due to almost no cars driving around? 8% in the busiest cities. It proves cars have as much influence on the air quality as jack shit.
You are telling just half the picture. Schlesien was dirty in the Soviet times, and it is still horribly polluted. The industry is the real polluter in Poland.

Hopefully the EU will collapse from all the current political tension, and Germany could go back to investing it's EU budget into itself.
 

ilostabet

Kingfisher
Cars might not have much impact on air pollution, but they do have a great impact on noise pollution. It's awesome being able to hear the birds chirping and singing again near my house.
 

It_is_my_time

Hummingbird
Sorry, got busy and just got back to this. We have 10 million unemployment claims in the last 2 weeks. This is unbelievable but also a good opportunity to red pill and get people organized against this clown world system.
 
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