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  1. Coronavirus shutdowns have unintended climate benefits: cleaner air, clearer water "I think there are some big-picture lessons here that could be very useful," one scientist said. But experts warned that observed reductions are temporary and that as cities, countries and economies bounce back, so, too, will emissions — unless major infrastructure or societal changes are adopted. Klopp said the pandemic could make companies and governments realize that other threats to humanity, including climate change, could be just as devastating and that it's imperative to develop protective measures. "As we move to restart these economies, we need to use this moment to think about what we value," she said. "Do we want to go back to the status quo, or do we want to tackle these big structural problems and restructure our economy and reduce emissions and pollution?" https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/coronavirus-shutdowns-have-unintended-climate-benefits-n1161921
  2. Somehow, this is all starting to sound more and more like the plot in the movie, 'V is for Vendetta,' as described in the following scene:
  3. United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert - U.S. Embassy Manila (March 22, 2020) Location: Siargao, Philippines Event: Sweeper Flights are available today from Siargao. The U.S. Embassy has been advised by the Philippine Department of Tourism that the following flights are available today: Air Philippines 86 seats March 22, 2020 Depart Clark 10am Arrive Siargao 12:05 pm Depart Siargao 12:25pm Arrive Clark 2:25pm March 22, 2020 Depart Clark 11am Arrive Siargao 1:05pm Depart Siargao 1:25pm Arrive Clark 3:25pm Actions to Take: U.S. citizens wishing to take these flights should areach out to the airlines directly and immediately. U.S. citizens wishing to take adavantage of these flights should then go the following link and send their complete name, exact location and desired destination: https://www.facebook.com/DepartmentOfTourism/ Go straight to the Messenger icon to post the above information. Please check for the U.S. Embassy's Philippines COVID-19 information here. Please consult the NAIA Airport facebook page here for more information about flights. For today's information, please click here. Please consult resources below as necessary: Philippine Department of Health (DOH) Philippine Department of Health (FAQs) Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) Philippine Maritime Industry Authority Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Philippine Department Of Interior and Local Government Philippine Department of Tourism COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov CDC page on COVID-19 Philippines Travel Advisory Philippines Country Information Page Assistance: · U.S. Embassy in the Philippines +63 (2) 5301-2000 · ACSInfoManila@state.gov · State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 · Philippines Country Information · Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates · Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
  4. Since we're fighting a war, we need to ration grocery items... just like the governments did during WWII.
  5. Great suggestion! I think I'll combine them with a tabo.
  6. United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closure March 17, 2020 Event: The U.S. Embassy is closed for all services today, March 17, due to the Government of the Philippines announcement of an enhanced community quarantine for Luzon. More information will be provided as soon as possible. For further information: See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Contact the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, located at 1201 Roxas Boulevard, at +(63) (2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63) (2) 5301-2000. Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
  7. I was only helping Jake by giving him an answer. The truth is that the most stores are empty and those of us who don't want to use a tabo (like my wife does) seriously need alternatives to toilet paper (when there is none to be found).
  8. True! However, it shows how the US government will bail out the big banks and big corporations before they will ever help the little guy. For what it’s worth, my respect for Ford also increased during that period for solving their financial problems on their own (without involving the help of the US government).
  9. in 2008, we had the very same situation over here in the States, plus the government also bailed out the auto industry. One of the auto companies (Chrysler) filed for bankruptcy, and Chrysler is now owned by Fiat. As far as I know, the taxpayer money has never been paid back by Chrysler.
  10. I just use one of these plastic cases to keep my soap separate for my own use only, and I hide it, of course!
  11. I used to think that 'Doomsday Preppers' were crazy!... but they're the ones who are really prepared for empty shelves at the supermarkets. "What 'Preppers' Can Teach Us About Dealing With the Coronavirus Outbreak But there’s one group of people who need not rush to Target or Walmart to stock up: So-called “preppers,” or people who go to what many consider to be extreme lengths to prepare for emergencies. Whether they’re concerned about terrorist attacks, natural disasters or any number of other threats, preppers take comfort in having enough supplies on hand to weather a storm — or an outbreak." https://time.com/5797950/coronavirus-preppers/
  12. Forget about the tabo and tp, I'm saving up my $'s to buy one of these:
  13. Toilet Paper Shortage PSA! (MUST WATCH) Jo Koy.mp4
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