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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2020, 05:19:42 am »
Well, South Africa is officially under "lock down" as from Friday 2020/03/27. This means I have to go sit at home without pay for three weeks.

Not allowed out of the house unless for medical emergencies or shopping for food. Only 1 person allowed in a vehicle, unless it is a minor, or for a medical emergency. The passenger must be seated in the rear, and both must wear face masks. The army has also been enlisted to assist the cops in performing their duties.

Restaurants and bars will be closed for business, and the restaurants may only do food deliveries, under strict conditions.

This is gonna be a long ass three weeks, where I'm not even allowed to ride my bike. Can't even go to the motorcycle shop in order to buy parts for servicing my bike.....

No alcohol sales allowed during this time either..... So it is going to be a "dry" three weeks as well :banghead:....

Travel bans have also been put in place, so you are not even allowed to visit your relatives in other towns/cities, or have friends over for a braai (BBQ for those not in the RSA)....

Thanks Corona, I finally get to take my full three weeks leave, but have top stay at home......
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2020, 06:05:28 am »
Lockdown here too now.
It seems the stupids couldn't understand "We advise you to stay at home" so now it's "STAY AT HOME STUPID  :censored: ERS OR WE WILL JAIL YOU!"
Nothing like a global pandemic to really drive home just how stupid and selfish many people are. <sigh>
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2020, 06:43:13 am »
Well, South Africa is officially under "lock down" as from Friday 2020/03/27. This means I have to go sit at home without pay for three weeks.

Not allowed out of the house unless for medical emergencies or shopping for food. Only 1 person allowed in a vehicle, unless it is a minor, or for a medical emergency. The passenger must be seated in the rear, and both must wear face masks. The army has also been enlisted to assist the cops in performing their duties.

Restaurants and bars will be closed for business, and the restaurants may only do food deliveries, under strict conditions.

This is gonna be a long ass three weeks, where I'm not even allowed to ride my bike. Can't even go to the motorcycle shop in order to buy parts for servicing my bike.....

No alcohol sales allowed during this time either..... So it is going to be a "dry" three weeks as well :banghead:....

Travel bans have also been put in place, so you are not even allowed to visit your relatives in other towns/cities, or have friends over for a braai (BBQ for those not in the RSA)....

Thanks Corona, I finally get to take my full three weeks leave, but have top stay at home......

WOW.... REAL BUMMER DUDE.... how's it feel to live in the land, that introduced..... EEEEEEEE-Booo-Lah....?
anyways, we got deer in th back yard, and the B-B-Q is smoking hot right now.. mmmmm , quick question, what do Rhino's, and Elephants actually taste like?, and don't say they taste like Chicken....  sorry, I just woke up to make coffee for my wife, it's her birthday...I built a still, for her, so we can always have booze... Didn't mean to be a debbie downer, just joking around, so laugh and enjoy life.....


oh, send us all the spare Krugerrand's... people here don't want to handle paper money any more.. like my plastic charge card won't hold germs on it.... hehehhehhhehhhe
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hey, stay safe, stay healthy, and use social distancing as your pal, peace bro,

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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2020, 09:30:19 am »
I'm re-reading an interesting book that I purchased a few years ago 'The Great Influenza' by John M. Barry.  Chronicles The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (1918).  That flu kind of resembled Ebola in some respects.  It's thought to have killed 100 million people world wide.  You'll never believe where it's thought to have started from....


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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2020, 09:49:43 am »
Damn, Hooligan, that's tough. Good luck to you & yours.

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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2020, 03:27:48 pm »
I'm re-reading an interesting book that I purchased a few years ago 'The Great Influenza' by John M. Barry.  Chronicles The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (1918).  That flu kind of resembled Ebola in some respects.  It's thought to have killed 100 million people world wide.  You'll never believe where it's thought to have started from....

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The origin is actually unknown because there was not enough data or good record keeping.  Many believe it was France, others America, China, or Austria.  But most experts agree it was not Spain (so it really wasn't the "Spanish Flu").
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2020, 06:29:05 pm »
I'm re-reading an interesting book that I purchased a few years ago 'The Great Influenza' by John M. Barry.  Chronicles The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (1918).  That flu kind of resembled Ebola in some respects.  It's thought to have killed 100 million people world wide.  You'll never believe where it's thought to have started from....


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Not quite sure of the "accuracy" of that written Novel, but factually it began in China, and was spread to U.S. troops in a French "hospital" where soldiers were recovering from terrible wounds.. why France? I dunno... they had good food, but crappy doctors... I guess it was because France was the major "central point" of safety for American soldiers, and deployment... as we didn't have huge jet planes, that could fly to China, or much else in the world.... rapidly.
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2020, 07:05:33 am »
WOW.... REAL BUMMER DUDE.... how's it feel to live in the land, that introduced..... EEEEEEEE-Booo-Lah....?
anyways, we got deer in th back yard, and the B-B-Q is smoking hot right now.. mmmmm , quick question, what do Rhino's, and Elephants actually taste like?, and don't say they taste like Chicken....  sorry, I just woke up to make coffee for my wife, it's her birthday...I built a still, for her, so we can always have booze... Didn't mean to be a debbie downer, just joking around, so laugh and enjoy life.....


oh, send us all the spare Krugerrand's... people here don't want to handle paper money any more.. like my plastic charge card won't hold germs on it.... hehehhehhhehhhe
aaaaaahhhhhh -chooooo

hey, stay safe, stay healthy, and use social distancing as your pal, peace bro,

https://youtu.be/3nlm56AgJvM

Firstly happy hatch day to your Mrs from the RSA please?

Secondly, I live in the city, so hunting is out of the question.

Well MOB, Ebola was started in mid to northern africa if I'm not mistaken , so for a change it wasn't the RSA's fault...LOL

As to answer your question regarding Rhino and elephants, I can't afford to shoot them, so I've never tasted it. I would have to sell my house in order to afford one of them animals, so sorry, can't help there.... I have had Ostrich though, and it quite tasty if prepared correctly. Crocodile is not bad either, just saying....

Had to make a run to NBS (Nearest Bottle Store) yesterday, and stocked up on some provisions for the next three weeks. I reckon a case of beers and a bottle of whiskey a week should suffice.... Luckily I still have enough venison in tyhe chest freezers to last me a month or two. Shot a warthog 2 weeks ago, and made some cheesegrillers (cheese sossages). Just have to put them though the smoker still, and I'll have plenty time to do that....

As for the Kruger rand, sorry once again. I don't own a single KR  myself..... outta luck there unfortunately.


But yes, good luck to you all during these times, and your advise is heeded MOB, thank you.

on a more serious note, I see there are some guys in the townships that has said that they won't go shopping at the stores, but will attack white owned homes and just take what they need. Well guess what? I have have a 9mm parrabellum, 300WinMag, and a 303 British rifle and plenty of ammo. They are welcome to come try their luck, as i will not allow my family's lives to be endangered....

I'm so tired of all the racism and reverse racism in this country.

Every time we make one step forward in coming together as a "rainbow nation" some m*****f***ing a****le idiot has to go srew s**t up and start the crap all over again.


Anyway, rant over. I will be keeping a low profile the next three weeks.

Y'all be safe out there....

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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2020, 07:19:23 am »
PS, I'll have so much time on my hands now, I might as well clean and re-arrange my garage...... :banghead: :banghead:

Then service the ZX14, as just got the oil and filters needed today (panic bought so I don't get too bored at home). That bike is gonna look better than it did the day it rolled off the showroom floor..... :thumbs: :thumbs:

But  I really feel sorry for some guys I know, that has been putting off home chores, and telling their wives:' I'll get to it when I get the time". Well guess what, you got three consecutive weeks now you SOB's..... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2020, 07:51:50 am »
Rich, that book is not a novel by any stretch of the imagination.
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2020, 12:38:09 pm »
Yes, the "Spanish Flu". Nasty virus, not nearly as deadly as hemorrhagic fever (such as Ebola) but far, far more transmittable. A fascinating piece of our (human) history.

Best data shows it started in an army camp in Kansas, US of A, and was sent along to France from there. At some point, the virus mutated (became a different strain) and that was the version that spread over many parts of the world with returning WWI veterans of the western front.

Read a book about that virus and its effects during a particularly virulent outbreak in a major US city- it was either Baltimore or Philadelphia. Not a 'fun' read but absolutely fascinating in a clinical kind of way as it showed the steady breakdown of the very society in that city. Bodies in the streets 'cause there was no one to remove them. All city systems overwhelmed, many stopped and in the end, it nearly brought the lifestyle all the way back to the stone age.

The Spanish flu may have been the deadliest but only because it happened so late in history and there were a lot of us by that time. The bubonic plague, for example, was actually far deadlier with regard to the percentage of population killed and the degree to which many parts of the world were effected.

Bonus trivia: the word quarantine literally means 40 days. That is how long ships coming into Italian harbors were isolated and not allowed to off- load anything, to see if there was plague aboard.

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I'm re-reading an interesting book that I purchased a few years ago 'The Great Influenza' by John M. Barry.  Chronicles The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (1918).  That flu kind of resembled Ebola in some respects.  It's thought to have killed 100 million people world wide.  You'll never believe where it's thought to have started from....


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If you are 70 or over, you may want to bypass Texas.  The Lt. Governor there is recommending that people over 70 bite the bullet for the economy or maybe I'm just misinterpreting what he said.  Yeah, that's it.  No one can be that callous or misinformed.
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2020, 03:46:39 pm »
PS, I'll have so much time on my hands now, I might as well clean and re-arrange my garage...... :banghead: :banghead:

Then service the ZX14, as just got the oil and filters needed today (panic bought so I don't get too bored at home). That bike is gonna look better than it did the day it rolled off the showroom floor..... :thumbs: :thumbs:

But  I really feel sorry for some guys I know, that has been putting off home chores, and telling their wives:' I'll get to it when I get the time". Well guess what, you got three consecutive weeks now you SOB's..... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Hooligan, since I may be having a bit of excess time myself what can you tell me about biltong?
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #57 on: March 26, 2020, 12:03:02 am »
Hooligan, since I may be having a bit of excess time myself what can you tell me about biltong?

Well what ya wanna know about biltong GP? You guys may know it as jerky....

Tell you what I'll do.......

I'll make some biltong over my "rest period", and take some pics while I'm doing it. I'll send you some detailed instruction sheet with pics on how to make your own.

You can make it with any beef or venison, although I haven't tried it with Ostrich or Crocodile yet.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2020, 05:12:54 am »
I'm re-reading an interesting book that I purchased a few years ago 'The Great Influenza' by John M. Barry.  Chronicles The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (1918).  That flu kind of resembled Ebola in some respects.  It's thought to have killed 100 million people world wide.  You'll never believe where it's thought to have started from....


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If you are 70 or over, you may want to bypass Texas.  The Lt. Governor there is recommending that people over 70 bite the bullet for the economy or maybe I'm just misinterpreting what he said.  Yeah, that's it.  No one can be that callous or misinformed.

No misinterpretation on your part Jim, that's what he said.

The lieutenant governor of Texas argued in an interview on Fox News Monday night that the United States should go back to work, saying grandparents like him don’t want to sacrifice the country’s economy during the coronavirus crisis.

Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, 69, made the comments on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after President Donald Trump said he wanted to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months.

Patrick also said the elderly population, who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said are more at risk for COVID-19, can take care of themselves and suggested that grandparents wouldn’t want to sacrifice their grandchildren’s economic future. 

“No one reached out to me and said, ‘as a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?’” Patrick said. “And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in.” 
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Re: Corona virus.... the gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2020, 02:47:32 pm »
Well what ya wanna know about biltong GP? You guys may know it as jerky....

Tell you what I'll do.......

I'll make some biltong over my "rest period", and take some pics while I'm doing it. I'll send you some detailed instruction sheet with pics on how to make your own.

You can make it with any beef or venison, although I haven't tried it with Ostrich or Crocodile yet.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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