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quark2222
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04/09/2020 04:13PM
Can't turn on the TV or radio, without all the blah, blah, blah, second guessing, fighting over how much money every one is going to get, and more. Makes me want to go on a solo camping trip, but I can't, because all the state parks are closed in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Hard to be a hermit in my own house, but I'm thinking that not accessing the media via TV, internet, radio, newspapers, or any other means, would be a great thing for a lot of people, especially me.

Rant is off.

Tomster
 
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MidwestFirecraft
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04/09/2020 04:32PM
Stopped watching the news years ago and I don't regret it. Great free entertainment on YouTube. Try some of these vids:

Backcountry Angling Ontario
Northern Scavenger
 
04/09/2020 07:02PM
MidwestFirecraft: "Stopped watching the news years ago and I don't regret it. Great free entertainment on YouTube. Try some of these vids:

Backcountry Angling Ontario
Northern Scavenger "

Thanks for the links. I have been watching Backcountry for a while, but was not familiar with the other. Always looking for more things to watch, especially now!
 
bwcadan
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04/09/2020 07:28PM
Treat your self described need as a goal. Just like going on a diet, take the first day and do what you have described. Like a diet, you have control of what you do and the decision to continue on each day is yours to make. You will find out whether or not you will be able to reach and continue to your goal for the long term. You may decide that the goal is not what you really want after all. Good luck.
 
preacherdave
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04/09/2020 07:31PM
YES!!
 
Savage Voyageur
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04/09/2020 10:29PM
My smart watch was giving me 15-20 alerts a day. I had to remove the alert settings on my phone. It was driving me nuts. Breaking news. Yah right, it’s the same thing every time. I’m done with this crap.
 
04/10/2020 04:37AM
I've been off work for three weeks now and now my company decides that we are essential and have to go back to work.

I don't mind working but why did I just quarantine myself and my family for three weeks to go back into a tiny manufacturing facility cram packed shoulder to shoulder with assembly workers?

Our Governor has restricted almost everything including many outdoor pastimes but it's ok to build little white delivery trucks even though virtually every dealership in the country is closed?

It's not what ya know it's who ya bl@%
 
04/10/2020 05:16AM
preacherdave: "YES!!"

Amen. There's a lot I need to know, but very little that's really known . . .
 
Dreamer
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04/10/2020 05:52AM
I hear you. And now that the weather is beautiful it's calling to you to be outside. I can't take off for a week, but I did take my family up to Lake Bloomington for a day of paddling. It was refreshing. I'm looking forward to doing it again. I actually forgot that we were under quarantine!
 
OMGitsKa
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04/10/2020 06:35AM
I feel the same way. It's exhausting. I hope come May they will allow some folks to go camping while still social distancing. I think it can happen but we will see..
 
bobbernumber3
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04/10/2020 07:02AM
I am so glad to have the news available in our country. I watch some each day and it keeps me informed and aware on issues. There is a lot of repetition and "no news" briefings. You just need to take it all in a small daily dose. And ignore some sources.
 
04/10/2020 08:29AM
bobbernumber3: "I am so glad to have the news available in our country. I watch some each day and it keeps me informed and aware on issues. There is a lot of repetition and "no news" briefings. You just need to take it all in a small daily dose. And ignore some sources."

Journalists are the only real check that average Americans have left on the vultures in DC and Wall Street. It's also true that too much of the news has little or nothing to do with actual journalism.

The abuse only slows when bad actors are found out, never before. It's certainly better than a world without investigative reporting. So, I'm also grateful for the news. Consume a variety and don't let it consume you.
 
mooseplums
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04/10/2020 08:47AM
I live on a small acreage in the country, and so I don't feel so cooped up.
I semi retired in September and do my new "job" from home, and I have a lot to do outside around here, yard work and such.
Being sort of an introvert, my life hasn't changed too much, although I do miss seeing my kids and grandkids.
Hang in there everyone, I think this will take awhile to clear up.
BTW, I hate the phrase "The New Normal"
 
merlyn
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04/10/2020 10:38AM
I can't watch the news, stopped years ago. "news" has replaced information and
Facts have been replaced by opinion. The CDC website has reliable (I think) info on Covid19
 
Bearpath9
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04/10/2020 11:23AM
Don't watch much news, just the weather on the local channels. It is hard to avoid the news, but I just take it in small doses. Lucky for me, there is a large park about a mile from my house that is basically just woods with trails. Do a lot of walking in there, sometimes with a pack full of stuff (keep in training just in case). Can't do any of the projects I had lined up for my retirement due to weather, the rental place not being open, and frozen ground. So far, getting adjusted to NOT going to work after 33 years is challenge enough. I need something to do. I can only clean the garage so many times.
 
missmolly
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04/10/2020 11:39AM
fadersup: "bobbernumber3: "I am so glad to have the news available in our country. I watch some each day and it keeps me informed and aware on issues. There is a lot of repetition and "no news" briefings. You just need to take it all in a small daily dose. And ignore some sources."


Journalists are the only real check that average Americans have left on the vultures in DC and Wall Street. It's also true that too much of the news has little or nothing to do with actual journalism.


The abuse only slows when bad actors are found out, never before. It's certainly better than a world without investigative reporting. So, I'm also grateful for the news. Consume a variety and don't let it consume you. "


Thank you for defending my profession. Journalism, like all professions, has bad apples. There are doctors who are de facto drug pushers. There are members of the military who rape and slaughter civilians. There are business executives who know their products kill people, but accept it as the cost of profit.

For those who don't know what righteous journalists do, I'll tell you: We find someone smarter than us (not hard), listen carefully to what that smart person says, transcribe it, and then come up with some segues to develop a linear, concise narrative, as nearly everyone rambles when telling their story.

We're megaphones, broadcasting stories worth telling. I'm a puny journalist, but I've still managed to tell people's stories worth telling and in the process, I made their lives easier. For example, one story I told about a noble doctor led to nine orphanages for street children being funded. I told a story about a struggling athlete that was so emotive for the readers that they eased the athlete's struggle. I've led countless readers to consider careers that they never would have considered otherwise, filling roles that America needs.

So, fadersup, I'm grateful too, grateful for people like you who still value what we do. And I'm grateful too to my colleagues who enter the political fray. I once wrote a political column with 1.5 million unique readers. That was brutal. Never again.
 
bobbernumber3
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04/10/2020 12:54PM
Bearpath9: ".... I need something to do...."

BWCA members could update their user profiles. Many have no hometown and were born on 1-1-1900. Or never made a bwca trip.
 
voyager
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04/10/2020 02:52PM
We haven't owned a television for years. The news was always more commercials than news anyway. But I can't turn on the radio without hearing about the virus. I do keep updated through the newspaper, and do appreciate the necessity of a FREE! press.
 
billconner
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04/10/2020 06:28PM
We own a TV but only stream. No live broadcast, no cable, no satellite.

I do enjoy NPR and our local NCPR which does things like daily trail reports and quite a few local things over a wide area - over 30 transmitters. A little left of moderate but not bad (national, not north country).
 
lindylair
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04/10/2020 07:28PM
I watch very little TV and that is mainly sports (not right now) but I am an internet news junkie. Every morning and evening i make the rounds of 5 or 6 local new sites and 5 or 6 national news sites. Lately that has been a difficult task with all the bad news out there. It seems that locally and nationally I absorb about 80% bad or depressing news with an occasional glimpse of hope. I tell myself that I should cut back or quit but I just can't seem to do it.
 
GearGuy
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04/11/2020 12:32AM
"I'm sick of hearing about this but let's talk about it some more!"
 
Bearpath9
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04/11/2020 04:44AM
bobbernumber3: "Bearpath9: ".... I need something to do...."


BWCA members could update their user profiles. Many have no hometown and were born on 1-1-1900. Or never made a bwca trip."


Yeah, they could. Is that a problem ?
 
giddyup
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04/11/2020 08:28AM
I like the saying, “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” Im an essential worker (nursing) and the COVID conversation occupies a good part of the day. When I can’t escape the chit chat, it helps me to just listen (or tune out) when there is nothing new to add to the conversation (which is rarely). It makes me feel worse to get sucked into the muck and mire of what we already know. It helps me and others around me to be positive and encouraging, uplifting and supportive in a difficult time.
 
04/12/2020 08:14AM
If you think we are sick of it just ask a grocery store checkout person how much THEY like it. They stand there and get the same stuff and questions over and over. Ask if they have toilet paper in stock and they will look at you sideways. I feel for those people. We at home have a choice to watch or listen but a cashier just has to take it day after day.
 
bobbernumber3
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04/12/2020 09:46AM
Bearpath9: "bobbernumber3: "Bearpath9: ".... I need something to do...."



BWCA members could update their user profiles. Many have no hometown and were born on 1-1-1900. Or never made a bwca trip."



Yeah, they could. Is that a problem ?"


That is a suggestion for "something to do".

I need to quit trying humor on this site... that is a problem, I guess.
 
04/13/2020 03:50AM
giddyup: "I like the saying, “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” Im an essential worker (nursing) and the COVID conversation occupies a good part of the day. When I can’t escape the chit chat, it helps me to just listen (or tune out) when there is nothing new to add to the conversation (which is rarely). It makes me feel worse to get sucked into the muck and mire of what we already know. It helps me and others around me to be positive and encouraging, uplifting and supportive in a difficult time. "

Amen to that!. Also a nurse so the COVID conversation happens daily for me. Can't escape it.

Be the sunshine!
 
04/13/2020 06:29AM
Nurses are the best .
 
RTurner
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04/13/2020 01:22PM
rtallent: "Nurses are the best ." +100
 
andym
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04/13/2020 01:48PM
Nurses are amazing. I have relied on so many amazing ones during my life.

We were taking a sunset walk on Friday and crossed paths (at well more than 6') with a couple in their 20s. One of them shouted, "Happy Corona Day." And then to show they had earned any way they want to blow off steam, "we're nurses." I hope the sunset gave them some refuge from what they are going through.
 
BWPaddler
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04/14/2020 02:36AM
There are lots of good news outlets popping up but i think you have to seek them out. One i have enjoyed is called Some Good News and I watch it on youtube. 3 episodes so far. Feel good stories of the day, but yes, some are virus related good stories.
 
blackdawg9
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04/15/2020 12:52AM
quark2222: "Can't turn on the TV or radio, without all the blah, blah, blah, second guessing, fighting over how much money every one is going to get, and more. Makes me want to go on a solo camping trip, but I can't, because all the state parks are closed in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Hard to be a hermit in my own house, but I'm thinking that not accessing the media via TV, internet, radio, newspapers, or any other means, would be a great thing for a lot of people, especially me.

Rant is off.

Tomster"


i am with you, my state locked us down earlier, than everyone else. we maybe at 5 weeks now. i caught a little bit of the first, duck and cover alert. then called BS on it and have kept the tv off. everyone i know believes we already had this. i hit rock bottom on december 29. [ iwas down for 3 weeks , 1 week. i thought i was going to die. then almost 3 months. with gravel in my chest] i 've found one other person going back about 1 1/2 weeks earlier. she is in shipping back and forth to japan and china all day long for honda. that had it. i can come up with about [easily]20-30 others in my small tight knit farming community. that thinkthey had it. some went to the E/R multiple times , even a very close friend died on new years eve. everyone that was tested came back with. we don't know what it is, but it's not influenza.
now everytime a message comes on the t.v. i go back outside and split wood or find something else to work on. if it is on my radio, in my shop. the idiot announcer gets yelled at. when we were sick, we stayed away from everyone. it dipped and almost ran it's course. then surged ahead again, just not in my area now. [i'm thinking we still have some immunity to it.]

people need to go back to work, my area has had enough of it. people are going down to the state house and protesting, up to 600, in a rolling protest the other day. but they have been assembling everyday for weeks. i guarentee your not seeing that in the news. [ohio]

there is no way the u.s. canada border opens for tourism. ontario isn't letting folks fropm toronto leave the area and go to the rural areas.

you guys betterbe putting out gardens. this is going to get real sporty. honda is talking maybe a few more months shut down and mandatory retirements for those folks 55
 
illbefine
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05/29/2020 08:28AM
Stopped watching TV too, just read some news from time to time to make sure the situation's still the same. It's very depressing though, we haven't faced anything like this yet. No idea how people with mental issues deal with it. My sister said sites like https://addictionresource.com/ kinda help when it comes to reading about meds or the way you feel, if it's okay or not, something like that. So maybe someone will find it useful too.
 
mutz
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05/29/2020 11:41AM
I think more and more people are done with the closed businesses and lock down, and realizing that opening things up and using some common sense is working in states that have done it.
 
billconner
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05/29/2020 06:55PM
I hope you're right mutz but MN is seeing cases and deaths increase, and they are reclosing beaches in CA. NYS halted reopening. I'm not optimistic about this being over anytime soon.
 
Bushpilot
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05/29/2020 09:29PM
In Minnesota I have not heard a peep about covid 19 in 3 days. It was like a switch was turned off.
 
andym
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05/29/2020 09:40PM
Maybe they are closing beaches near Los Angeles but just south of San Francisco they just reopened the beaches with no restrictions other than asking for social distancing. The only reason is that they were doing such a bad job of restrictions that it wasn’t working. But now the people who were following the rules will now come along with the hordes that were breaking them. We live near the beach and just never go out on weekends. At least with the bathrooms open again, people might stop peeing and leaving toilet paper in the open space next to our neighborhood. The mess left after Memorial Day was not pretty.
 
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