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Do you wear a face covering when going out in public during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 23,059
    Yes
    dankind said:
    I’m kind of sorry that I brought this up now. Although I’m sure someone else probably would have.

    It’s a new day, folks.

    You guys really harp on things for a while, don’t you?

    In the end, most of us will come to a conclusion that fits our own personal perception of the Speaker.

    None of us were there. And I’m not taking the word of Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, her hairstylist, or a jaded small business owner as anything even approaching the truth. 

    Bigger fish to fry. This, to me, reaches the level of mildly amusing tidbit. If it reaches any further for anyone, in my opinion, that person’s priorities are all kinds of fucked up. 
    Fuck my priorities; I’m all sorts of fucked up :lol:
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,619
    Yes
    I'm getting on a plane for the first time in more than 6 months.  I'm curious to see how people are in the airports and other cities.
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,631
    Yes
    I'm getting on a plane for the first time in more than 6 months.  I'm curious to see how people are in the airports and other cities.

    Well, a year ago my response would have been "a lot of the people in the airports are assholes." Now, I'm guessing some will be even worse, but maybe others will be calmer given the reduced crowds and the ability to put their silly little problems ("I can't bring this enormous suitcase on the plane with me!?!?") on the back burner.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,640
    friends of ours from BC have travelled back and forth to winnipeg, and the planes have been pretty empty, as were the airports. no issues they've reported with anyone refusing to wear masks or the like. 

    it might actually be a more pleasurable experience than before. 
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,830
    friends of ours from BC have travelled back and forth to winnipeg, and the planes have been pretty empty, as were the airports. no issues they've reported with anyone refusing to wear masks or the like. 

    it might actually be a more pleasurable experience than before. 
    Fuck yeah. There no doubt about that.  Airports and flights were just getting more crowded, more agitated, etc. before the pandemic. 
  • Yes
    friends of ours from BC have travelled back and forth to winnipeg, and the planes have been pretty empty, as were the airports. no issues they've reported with anyone refusing to wear masks or the like. 

    it might actually be a more pleasurable experience than before. 
    I haven;t traveled but know people who did.  Unsure of now, but not that long ago, airports were empty and so were planes.  And it seemed everyone was complying.
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,999
    Yes
    I have traveled by plane, and the airports in the US were a disaster - jam packed with people congregating and very few wearing masks. The flights were okay, in that they weren’t all that full, but if people took off their masks during the flight, the flight attendants didn’t seem to do anything. 
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  • Yes
    I have traveled by plane, and the airports in the US were a disaster - jam packed with people congregating and very few wearing masks. The flights were okay, in that they weren’t all that full, but if people took off their masks during the flight, the flight attendants didn’t seem to do anything. 
    When was this?  This is very different than the many things that have been shared with me.  I don't doubt it as where you are flying from-to and when, etc all play a part.  But I'm a little surprised to hear of such "jam packed" and "very few mask".  That's not good. What airports were these?
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  • ikiTikiT USAPosts: 9,700
    Yes
    always.

    you should as well.
    10 years in the 10club... 2010-2020 
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,999
    Yes
    I have traveled by plane, and the airports in the US were a disaster - jam packed with people congregating and very few wearing masks. The flights were okay, in that they weren’t all that full, but if people took off their masks during the flight, the flight attendants didn’t seem to do anything. 
    When was this?  This is very different than the many things that have been shared with me.  I don't doubt it as where you are flying from-to and when, etc all play a part.  But I'm a little surprised to hear of such "jam packed" and "very few mask".  That's not good. What airports were these?
    Dallas and San Francisco airports, end of June and mid July. 
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,999
    Yes
    Dallas airport was honestly a gong show 
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  • Dallas airport was honestly a gong show 
    It’s Tejas, what’d you expect?
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,631
    Yes
    I have traveled by plane, and the airports in the US were a disaster - jam packed with people congregating and very few wearing masks. The flights were okay, in that they weren’t all that full, but if people took off their masks during the flight, the flight attendants didn’t seem to do anything. 
    When was this?  This is very different than the many things that have been shared with me.  I don't doubt it as where you are flying from-to and when, etc all play a part.  But I'm a little surprised to hear of such "jam packed" and "very few mask".  That's not good. What airports were these?

    I haven't been to an airport since like January 3rd so I have no idea.  I have a hard time imagining "jam packed" myself.  I attend a meeting once a month that includes the MSP airport giving a few updates and while air travel has been ticking back upward, it's not where it was a year ago...I have  always imagined a less crowded airport.  But obviously, I defer to those with actual experience.

    "Very few masks."  That doesn't surprise me even a little.
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,999
    Yes
    Right around the time I flew through Dallas-FW, I read something about how it was the busiest airport in the world at that point (at least busiest in the US, but I think it was the world). The bulk of US air traffic was being funneled through it. Had I known, I would definitely have avoided it, but I had very few flight options. Options are still limited. 
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  • Yes
    I have traveled by plane, and the airports in the US were a disaster - jam packed with people congregating and very few wearing masks. The flights were okay, in that they weren’t all that full, but if people took off their masks during the flight, the flight attendants didn’t seem to do anything. 
    When was this?  This is very different than the many things that have been shared with me.  I don't doubt it as where you are flying from-to and when, etc all play a part.  But I'm a little surprised to hear of such "jam packed" and "very few mask".  That's not good. What airports were these?
    Dallas and San Francisco airports, end of June and mid July. 
    Thanks for sharing
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,999
    Yes
    OnWis97 said:
    I have traveled by plane, and the airports in the US were a disaster - jam packed with people congregating and very few wearing masks. The flights were okay, in that they weren’t all that full, but if people took off their masks during the flight, the flight attendants didn’t seem to do anything. 
    When was this?  This is very different than the many things that have been shared with me.  I don't doubt it as where you are flying from-to and when, etc all play a part.  But I'm a little surprised to hear of such "jam packed" and "very few mask".  That's not good. What airports were these?

    I haven't been to an airport since like January 3rd so I have no idea.  I have a hard time imagining "jam packed" myself.  I attend a meeting once a month that includes the MSP airport giving a few updates and while air travel has been ticking back upward, it's not where it was a year ago...I have  always imagined a less crowded airport.  But obviously, I defer to those with actual experience.

    "Very few masks."  That doesn't surprise me even a little.

    I know very little about the airline industry, but my impression, based on what I've read and experienced, is that the airlines have markedly cut flights/routes, and consolidated to run their connections through far fewer airports. So, travel down a lot overall, but the airports they are using can still be busy at times. The flight routing I had was one I've never seen before, and would be happy to never do again. 
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,631
    Yes
    OnWis97 said:
    I have traveled by plane, and the airports in the US were a disaster - jam packed with people congregating and very few wearing masks. The flights were okay, in that they weren’t all that full, but if people took off their masks during the flight, the flight attendants didn’t seem to do anything. 
    When was this?  This is very different than the many things that have been shared with me.  I don't doubt it as where you are flying from-to and when, etc all play a part.  But I'm a little surprised to hear of such "jam packed" and "very few mask".  That's not good. What airports were these?

    I haven't been to an airport since like January 3rd so I have no idea.  I have a hard time imagining "jam packed" myself.  I attend a meeting once a month that includes the MSP airport giving a few updates and while air travel has been ticking back upward, it's not where it was a year ago...I have  always imagined a less crowded airport.  But obviously, I defer to those with actual experience.

    "Very few masks."  That doesn't surprise me even a little.

    I know very little about the airline industry, but my impression, based on what I've read and experienced, is that the airlines have markedly cut flights/routes, and consolidated to run their connections through far fewer airports. So, travel down a lot overall, but the airports they are using can still be busy at times. The flight routing I had was one I've never seen before, and would be happy to never do again. 

    That makes sense. Kinda like how if you go to a grocery store at "off hours" you're still going to wait in a long line since only one or two are open.  It sucks because it pushes us all together but I am sure the airlines are taking a bath right now.

    So I envision the less "hub" airports being less busy at the expensive of the hubs being madhouses.
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,830
    Delta and American have both announced massive cuts starting this month and next.  Air travel won't return until at least mid next year. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,852
    Yes
    mrussel1 said:
    Delta and American have both announced massive cuts starting this month and next.  Air travel won't return until at least mid next year. 

    Good time to pick up a commercial jet cheep to turn into a guest cottage? 

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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,830
    brianlux said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Delta and American have both announced massive cuts starting this month and next.  Air travel won't return until at least mid next year. 

    Good time to pick up a commercial jet cheep to turn into a guest cottage? 

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    Antifa, Inc is in the market as they're expanding their footprint into white America. I think they'll need a bigger fleet. 
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,999
    Yes
    I have traveled by plane, and the airports in the US were a disaster - jam packed with people congregating and very few wearing masks. The flights were okay, in that they weren’t all that full, but if people took off their masks during the flight, the flight attendants didn’t seem to do anything. 
    When was this?  This is very different than the many things that have been shared with me.  I don't doubt it as where you are flying from-to and when, etc all play a part.  But I'm a little surprised to hear of such "jam packed" and "very few mask".  That's not good. What airports were these?
    Dallas and San Francisco airports, end of June and mid July. 
    Thanks for sharing
    Don’t expect pics 
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,619
    Yes
    2 flights 3 airports yesterday.
    Omaha...small airport but lots of people with everyone wearing masks except for 2 people.
    Water fountains covered.
    Everyone masked on plane.

    Philadelphia...100% mask coverage that I saw with water fountains not covered.
    Everyone masked on plane.

    Albany....very empty small airport. 100% mask coverage. Didn't  notice water fountains.
  • 2 flights 3 airports yesterday.
    Omaha...small airport but lots of people with everyone wearing masks except for 2 people.
    Water fountains covered.
    Everyone masked on plane.

    Philadelphia...100% mask coverage that I saw with water fountains not covered.
    Everyone masked on plane.

    Albany....very empty small airport. 100% mask coverage. Didn't  notice water fountains.
    The Albanese are anti-H2O.
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,619
    Yes
    2 flights 3 airports yesterday.
    Omaha...small airport but lots of people with everyone wearing masks except for 2 people.
    Water fountains covered.
    Everyone masked on plane.

    Philadelphia...100% mask coverage that I saw with water fountains not covered.
    Everyone masked on plane.

    Albany....very empty small airport. 100% mask coverage. Didn't  notice water fountains.
    The Albanese are anti-H2O.
    I blame Obama
  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 4,012
    mrussel1 said:
    PJPOWER said:
    i don't think term limits should be imposed on being in congress, but maybe on being the speaker?
    I agree, I don’t think someone third in line for president should get a lifetime appointment.
    That doesn't make any sense to me.  Speaker is elected as an official and as Speaker.  There are plenty of opportunities to unseat him/her. Plus the Speaker can be removed any time during a congress if they lose confidence of the majority.  And if they became president,  they lose their seat and become subject to term limits.  

    The democrats have passed a rule that speaker gets eight years maximum. So Pelosi gets two more if Dems win the majority. Of course the gop can do whatever they please if they win. Citing the presidential succession problem  as third in line is puzzling. Has it ever happened? Why worry about something that never happened?

    for those concerned about term limits, I’d say the real problem is the Supreme Court. At least senators and reps face voters. Justices do not and it is a lifetime appointment. This is a MUCH bigger problem than congress.

    the only solution that solves this without passing an amendment to the constitution (which is nearly impossible in this partisan climate) is to add justices. Congress with a simple majority could change the judicial act of 1869 allowing for more justices on the court. No need to amend the bloody constitution.

    As unpopular as this would be (people seem to have a weird fixation on 9 Justices thinking its part of the constitution, it is not), it is probably the best option in this climate.

    IMO if Biden wins and Dems take the senate they should do this and re-nominate Merrick Garland and have ten. Nice round number. Nice album too. 5-4 along party lines is a BS way to run the country. But they did that to appoint Bush president and nobody cared. A 6-4 vote is a much better requirement to change the law.

     Adding judges will dilute the power of every individual judge and make future confirmations less intense. Let each president add one or two. Have 20 up there, 30, even 50. But start with Ten. 

    The more dilution  the better.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,830
    mrussel1 said:
    PJPOWER said:
    i don't think term limits should be imposed on being in congress, but maybe on being the speaker?
    I agree, I don’t think someone third in line for president should get a lifetime appointment.
    That doesn't make any sense to me.  Speaker is elected as an official and as Speaker.  There are plenty of opportunities to unseat him/her. Plus the Speaker can be removed any time during a congress if they lose confidence of the majority.  And if they became president,  they lose their seat and become subject to term limits.  

    The democrats have passed a rule that speaker gets eight years maximum. So Pelosi gets two more if Dems win the majority. Of course the gop can do whatever they please if they win. Citing the presidential succession problem  as third in line is puzzling. Has it ever happened? Why worry about something that never happened?

    for those concerned about term limits, I’d say the real problem is the Supreme Court. At least senators and reps face voters. Justices do not and it is a lifetime appointment. This is a MUCH bigger problem than congress.

    the only solution that solves this without passing an amendment to the constitution (which is nearly impossible in this partisan climate) is to add justices. Congress with a simple majority could change the judicial act of 1869 allowing for more justices on the court. No need to amend the bloody constitution.

    As unpopular as this would be (people seem to have a weird fixation on 9 Justices thinking its part of the constitution, it is not), it is probably the best option in this climate.

    IMO if Biden wins and Dems take the senate they should do this and re-nominate Merrick Garland and have ten. Nice round number. Nice album too. 5-4 along party lines is a BS way to run the country. But they did that to appoint Bush president and nobody cared. A 6-4 vote is a much better requirement to change the law.

     Adding judges will dilute the power of every individual judge and make future confirmations less intense. Let each president add one or two. Have 20 up there, 30, even 50. But start with Ten. 

    The more dilution  the better.
    Interesting..  Few things

    Regarding the eight year speaker, I had forgotten about that.  But I remember that as part of a deal and thought that was just that applying to Pelosi, that she was committing to not serve longer than 8.  Is that a long term party rule now?

    Hey you sound like FDR with his court packing scheme.  Remember that was the only way parts of the New Deal would pass, by diluting the bench and packing it with D's.  They added two.  Now I don't know that it makes sense to have an even number, but it is an interesting though to do that again.  
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