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Old 03-16-2020, 09:25 AM
Danny"TheKid"Richardson Danny"TheKid"Richardson is offline
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Yesterday we released the American Sedan Facebook Group Page. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2853...back&ref=notif

We will be deleting the American Sedan Original page by the end of the month.

Why the change?

The original page was setup more like a business and did not allow for user posts to be transparent and did not encourage communication between members. This page will be not unlike that of the other groups around the SCCA encouraging as much positive discussion as possible.

Please note the group rules when you access the page as they are written within the page itself:

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Be Respectful
Racism, hate speech, and disrespect will not be tolerated. As racers we all inevitably have strong opinions and egos. We can still keep this a respectful community. Violators will be removed from the group.
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Keep the conversations to AS/Racing
Please keep conversations focused on the SCCA American Sedan community and racing.
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Avoid any obscene material/language
Please avoid the use of any obscene language or material pictures/video/other media). This is a public group and our goal should be to present American Sedan in a positive light. Violators will be removed from the group.

Finally, an enormous thank you and all credit for the group page should be given to Chris Majba who made it happen.

Looking forward to some quarantine banter over the next couple of weeks!
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:30 PM
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Have to keep the banter about the quarantine here, it violates Facebook page rule #2.
And I'm not capable of talking about the insane knee-jerking without violating #3.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:20 PM
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I can't read between the lines, Mark, what are you saying?
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:52 PM
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Common sense must be more common in KS, but here in the great lakes area, the governor's have closed all the schools, restaurants and bars, and are talking about interstate travel restrictions.....
All over a virus that is not significantly more dangerous than a bad cold.
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:50 PM
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All of the schools are closed here in central Nebraska as well, along with the public library, the horse race track, several businesses, etc. The grocery stores are sold out of staples such as milk, bottled water, toilet paper, etc. It's mass hysteria! Lol.
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Old 03-17-2020, 02:29 PM
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NASCAR Just postponed races for the foreseeable future, etc. So, I think this shit is getting real. For a 74 year old with asthma, my chances of dying, if I catch this this are, reportedly, close to 20%. The worse flu fatality rate was less than 1%. So, I have withdrawn from that Hallett race and will quarantine at home.
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:06 PM
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The question Mark is do you want this to continue to spread or do you want to contain it? We can go about our business and continue to spread the virus or we can take steps to stop its spread. If we would have taken more drastic measures earlier it would be a different discussion. Here are some numbers for you to chew on.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:58 PM
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"Contain" left the barn a month or more ago. All we are doing now is wrecking the economy.

You have an engineered virus modified to do something not normal: 2 to 4 weeks incubation with ZERO symptoms while being communicable.

We are lucky the Chinese built this into the common cold, and not something really deadly.

Then again, the paranoid in me wonders if killing off a couple hundred thousand of their own in order to infect and wreck the other economies of the world, especially ours, isn't considered a good deal by them. Notice there has not been a peep in the news about Hong Kong lately?

Just to add to this: Now that they have a proven stealthed distribution vector that they know works, why not package it with something else.

There were infected Chinese citizens in every major airport and population center for months while this was actively running through china. Like him or hate him, the decision by the President to shut off travel with China was the right one last month.

Logically, the cases showing up now are all from people infected at least 2 weeks ago, who have been infecting others. and they are just the ones with solid symptoms.

We will NEVER know how many people are, right this instant, infected and only mildly symptomatic. last CDC page I read the other day said 40 to 60% of people infected will have almost no or very mild symptoms.

It sucks to be unhealthy with this running around, but the flu killed what, 20K+ last year? Same demographics as this will kill.

That sounds callous, and it is not meant to be.

I just think this could have been handled by quarantining the high risk demographic, then letting it run it's course.

Sure, put in some social distancing things. Push remote work where possible, take other common sense steps. But don't wreck everything.

Believe me, when the auto industry shuts down for 2 to 4 weeks, and they will given the momentum, you will see a much,much bigger effect than the restaurant and bar closings.

I hope I am wrong. I hope this is necessary, and I hope it works.

I honestly think, based on the press conferences I have seen by the Presidential task force, that the executive branch at least is taking solid steps to cushion the fall and enable a spring back.

But I do not think we need to be here in the first place.

I would also go look up, for those of you who don't know the policy, what the US official policy is for responding to a weapon of mass destruction.

And folks, for anyone not clear, and engineered virus is by every definition a weapon of mass destruction.

I doubt seriously we are going to exercise that option, but it in a option.

At the very least, China should lose most favored nation status, and onshoring should become a priority.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:52 AM
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Funny, there is a conspiracy theory in China that the US planted the virus in China.
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Old 03-18-2020, 12:15 PM
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Count me in the camp that for the vast number of Americans "the cure is worse than the disease". Sure seems like there could have been a way to isolate and protect the most vulnerable without shutting down the economy.

What politician is going to give the all clear in a month to go back to "normal" when the number of cases in a month will almost certainly be higher than when they declared a State of Emergency. Seems like we are in the first or second inning of a baseball game and I don't like baseball.

Best of luck to all.
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