What is good about the pandemic?

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  1. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It's time we look for the good in this I have lots but will start with two
    1. Eyes wide open on Chinas control over our medications
    a. Chance to get production back to all country's
    b maybe more jobs added after this resolves

    2. Parents getting a bit more control over their kids and pulling them into real world vs lala land schools teach.

    Tell me what you see in the good column.
     
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    Parents are learning how hard it is to teach their kids, that is if they put the effort in.
     
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    Germ Legendary Woodsman

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    This ooh I would love to be fly on the wall in some houses.

    My yard work will be ahead instead of behind.
     
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    oldnotdead Die Hard Bowhunter

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    In busy lives people can take their elderly for granted, more eyes opened.
    The importance of borders and controlling them.
     
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    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Lots of major metropolitan areas around the world not having any air pollution, the pics from NASA the other day were crazy.

    Getting so much done around the house or at least getting more things that need to be done on the list.

    Spending time in the garden.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    I am still working for now but the traffic is much lighter.
     
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    Pretty much everyone is still working out here. No lockdown.

    I work for Barnes bullets and we're owned by Remington, so the run on ammo and guns is a plus.

    I'd like to see people learn the lesson to be at least three months stocked on all their needs after this. It is amazing to me that people don't even keep extra basics on hand. What trusting sheep.





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    Maybe, just maybe, it will open the eyes of the youth entering adulthood and those a few years into it, that this is what they are seeking without even realizing it in their political delving. Their socialistic dreams will become the next "virus" should they achieve them.
     
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    This has been wonderful ( don't judge ). My girls and I have done loads of fire wood and cleared a new path for the wheeler. We are spending every minute together which is a god sent as my oldest is leaving this summer. We instituted a " Go to the Hat" so for all things ie

    What's for dinner
    Who is cooking
    Activities (outside only during daylight) tv/ movies allowed at night.
    Cleaning
    Etc.
    All of our names are in the "Hat" and the person picked decides. We have gone to see my elderly father a bunch. Everything I do my 11 yr old is on my hip. I LOVE IT.
     
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    I’m still working also. Traffic is almost scarily light?
     
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    Nevada seems to be on lockdown. The governor shut down all "non-essential" businesses and the kids are out of school until at least April 13th. I'm still working, as EMS is considered essential. So we've all taken to doing self-study (for the boys, all my classes are active because they are online) and we've started shooting more. My girlfriend and her kids all picked up bows and we joined the archery club and will make many trips to the archery range as we ride out our time off.
     
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    just discovered my new favorite snack. Smoked/pulled pork with dehydrated apple slices. OMFG I just ate a pound of pork.
     
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    This virus can suck it
     
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    I enjoy it so much, no longer have 169 backed up from the Mississippi to the Crow on a Friday afternoon. They should be out doing all the road projects work 24 7 as stimulus and get the roads done with way less traffic on the roads.
     
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    We got the shelter in place order today but it won't really effect much for my day to day. My job is "essential" so off to work I'll continue going. My folks on the shop floor aren't too pleased... oh well

    Traffic is lighter and I will be getting a longer spring break vaca with my kids so stoked on that
     
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    Toasted almonds + jalapeno pub cheese has been my snack of choice
     
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    rediscovering that nothing washes down a peanut butter tortilla like an ice cold Budweiser.
     
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    hopefully you are practicing social distancing
     
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    some hellacious deals on campers right now. Like darn near 50% off MSRP. I'm about 3 years from needing a new one but it's realllly tempting.
     
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    Yeah boats too but I refuse to spend that much on a boat. My 83 mr pike with a 50 hp is good enough for me.
     

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