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  • johnyandell
    started a topic Tennis, the Corona Virus, and the Great Unknown

    Tennis, the Corona Virus, and the Great Unknown

    Let's get your thoughts on Matt Cronin's article, "Tennis, the Corona Virus, and the Great Unknown"

  • don_budge
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    The Narrative...Corona Virus and Anarchy

    FBI stats...

    expanded_homicide_data_table_6_murder_race_and_sex _of_vicitm_by_race_and_sex_of_offender_2013.xls

    A dissenting opinion...gasp! The lack of two way dialogue is disturbing. Mob rule?

    https://californiaglobe.com/section-...ral-orthodoxy/

    So it isn't going to be that simple getting back to normal. It is all about power. The "Trump for President" thread was a perfect example. The "anarchist" led the way until he couldn't shout everyone down with his anger and passion. This isn't going away and it isn't going to end well. Professional tennis seems so far down the list of concerns.

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  • don_budge
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    Originally posted by don_budge View Post
    "The Devils"...Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1871

    "I have already hinted that all sorts of low-class individuals had made an appearance among us. In troubled times of uncertainty or transition all sorts of low individuals appear everywhere. I am not talking about the so-called "progressives", who are always in a greater hurry than everyone else (that is their chief concern) and whose aims, though mostly absurd, are more or less definite. No, I am speaking only of the rabble. This rabble, which you will find in any society, usually rises to the surface in every period of transition, and is not only without any aim, but also without an inkling of an idea, merely expressing with all its strength unrest and impatience.. And yet this rabble without realizing it itself, almost always finds itself under the command of the small crowd of "progressives", who act with a definite aim, and it is they who direct this scum where they like, provided they themselves are not composed of utter idiots, which, however happens, too." Fyodor Dostoyevsky…”The Devils”, Part III Chapter 1

    https://commoncts.blogspot.com/2020/...n-tonight.html

    Well we thought that this couldn't go any lower. The "virus" had stretched the fabric of society to the tearing point. Now it has been compromised. Where is the bottom? How far will this rabble drive it down. Any excuse. That is all this rabble needs. This is nothing new. There is nothing new under the sun. The unraveling of a society. Be safe. For God's sake.
    One would have hoped beyond all hope that things could have returned to "normal". But normal seems to be now in the distant past as the "new reality" takes shape. One would have hoped that our little discussions about tennis technique and tactics along with the tennis tournament commentary could have continued. After all...what was the harm? But Fyodor was warning us. In the "Donald Trump for President" thread I threw this quote out there repeatedly trying to sound the alarm of where this was all headed. The animosity...the hatred.

    Well now you know. I am only the voice in the wilderness. But apparently I must have had an inkling. What is happening is the wet dream of the radical left and the fruition of their dreams. If you think that this is going to have a nice ending...go back to sleep. This has gone Biblical.

    Tennis, Corona and the Great Unknown. Welcome to my nightmare.

    https://realityanddenial.wordpress.c...e-says-it-all/

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  • don_budge
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    "The Devils"...Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1871

    "I have already hinted that all sorts of low-class individuals had made an appearance among us. In troubled times of uncertainty or transition all sorts of low individuals appear everywhere. I am not talking about the so-called "progressives", who are always in a greater hurry than everyone else (that is their chief concern) and whose aims, though mostly absurd, are more or less definite. No, I am speaking only of the rabble. This rabble, which you will find in any society, usually rises to the surface in every period of transition, and is not only without any aim, but also without an inkling of an idea, merely expressing with all its strength unrest and impatience.. And yet this rabble without realizing it itself, almost always finds itself under the command of the small crowd of "progressives", who act with a definite aim, and it is they who direct this scum where they like, provided they themselves are not composed of utter idiots, which, however happens, too." Fyodor Dostoyevsky…”The Devils”, Part III Chapter 1

    https://commoncts.blogspot.com/2020/...n-tonight.html

    Well we thought that this couldn't go any lower. The "virus" had stretched the fabric of society to the tearing point. Now it has been compromised. Where is the bottom? How far will this rabble drive it down. Any excuse. That is all this rabble needs. This is nothing new. There is nothing new under the sun. The unraveling of a society. Be safe. For God's sake.

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  • don_budge
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    Originally posted by glacierguy View Post
    I like the origin of "influenza".

    Coincidentally, I heard the other day on Radio 4 that we are currently at the solar minimum for sunspot activity.
    The sun is in lockdown mode. Haven't heard a peep about global warming or climate change lately.

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/arc...ges-much-worse

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  • stotty
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    It's a more cautious approach here in the UK. But the weather is great and everyone is outside (reasonably distanced in most areas) so I doubt we will get a second outbreak until later in the year. You probably have a greater chance of winning the lottery than catching COVID-19 in an outdoor tennis facility.

    God knows what this will do to the world's economy when it sinks in in a few months down the line. The problem with America is it doesn't seem to have much capacity for state intervention. It's incredible what the government has done here in paying people 80% of their salaries. Essentially the Bank of England banks rolls everything and the government will pay it back over a very long period of time or not at all. It's a genius short term fix.

    Well good luck, Florida. At least the governor can call the shots over Trump if it comes to it.

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  • klacr
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    Florida is back up and fully running. beaches, restaurants, stores are all open. Percentage of people wearing masks is maybe 40%. All tennis clubs have reopened. Hoping the best for the rest of you.

    Kyle LaCroix USPTA
    Delray Beach
    SETS Consulting

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  • don_budge
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    Originally posted by glacierguy View Post

    I like the origin of "influenza".

    Coincidentally, I heard the other day on Radio 4 that we are currently at the solar minimum for sunspot activity.
    No? What else did Radio 4 have to say about any other unusual EMF activity? But yes...leave it to those 15th century Italians. Recognising the effect of electric magnetic frequency waves on the human health. But on the other hand wasn't Leonardo Da Vinci already around by then? Brilliant fellow. So Radio 4 broadcasts on what frequency? Maybe they were throwing us a knuckle...who knows? You know...fake right, go left.

    While the industrious Italians were honing in on activity on the sun's surface (Corona) they probably were ignorant at that point about other sources of EMF. Never knew that someday we would have modern radio that was sort of introduced around 1920...while the Spanish "influenza" occurred in 1918 and 1919. Nor would they have any idea about other sources of radio (radioactive) waves floating around in the future of 2020.

    I was reading more about the "corona virus" situation here in Sweden and also was curious as to when 5G was being implemented. The Swedes pride themselves on being on the cutting edge of phone technology...EMF. Lo and behold there were indications that it went live around November 2019...thereabouts. I "caught a cold" in mid-March and then my wife was coughing like a barking seal the next week. I remember actually having symptoms significantly earlier than coming down with it. Fortunately both of us are healthy as horses...and we dodged any complications from our maladies.

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  • glacierguy
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    Originally posted by don_budge View Post

    The word for the suns surface is corona. Influenza is a word conjured up in Italy. Italian 'scientists' examined sun-spot records and noticed that outbreaks always seemed to coincide with peaks of sun-spot activity. The word "INFLUENZA" became the name of an illness recognised in 1580. "Influenza" being short for "Influenza delle stelle" ... INFLUENCE OF THE STARS.
    I like the origin of "influenza".

    Coincidentally, I heard the other day on Radio 4 that we are currently at the solar minimum for sunspot activity.

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  • don_budge
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    "The Half-Science" (The Corona Virus)...Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

    "The Devils"...Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1871

    "Not one people, he began, as though readng it line by line and at the same time continuing to look menacingly at Stavrogin-not one people has yet ordered its life in accordance with the principles of science and reason. There has never been one instance of it, except only for a moment, out of folly. Socialism is by its very nature bound to be atheistic because it has proclaimed from the very first that it is an atheistic institution and that it intends to organize itself exclusively on the principles of science and reason. Reason and science have always, today and from the very beginning of time, played a secondary and a subordinate part; and so they will to the end of time. Peoples are formed and moved by quite a different force, a force that dominates and exercises its authority over them, the origin of which, however, is unknown and inexplicable. That force is the force of an unquenchable desire to go on to the end and, at the same time, to deny the existence of an end. It is the force of an incessant and persistent affirmation of its existence and a denial of death. It is the spirit of life, as the Scripture says, rivers of living water, the running dry of which is threatened in Revelation. It is the aesthetic principle, as the philosophers call it, an ethical principle, with which they identify it, the seeking of God, as I call it much more simply. The purpose of the whole evolution of a nation, in every people and at every period of its existence, is solely the pursuit of God, their God, their very own God, and faith in Him as in the only true one. God is the synthetic personality of the whole people, taken from its beginning to its end. It has never happened that all of many peoples should have one common God, but every people has always had its own special one. The first sign of the decay of nations is when they begin to have common gods. When gods begin to be common gods, the gods die as well as the faith in them, together with the peoples themselves. The more powerful a nation, the more individual its god. There has never yet been a nation without a religion, that is to say, without the conception of good and evil and its own good and evil. When the conceptions of good and evil become general among many nations, then these nations begin to die out, and the very distinction between good and evil begins to get blurred and to vanish. Reason has never been able to define good and evil, or even to separate good from evil, not even approximately; on the contrary, it had always mixed them up in a most pitiful and disgraceful fashion; as for science, its solutions have always been based on brute force. This was particularly true of the half-science, that most terrible scourge of mankind, worse than pestilence, famine, or war, and quite unknown till our present century. Half-science is a depot such as has never been known before. A despot that has its own priests and slaves, a despot before whom everybody prostrates himself with love and superstitious dread, such as has been quite inconceivable till now, before whom science itself trembles and surrenders in a shameful way."

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  • don_budge
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    Originally posted by stotty View Post
    Strange country America.
    It is an even stranger world. Galaxy. Universe. Particularly if science is your religion. Whatever happened to "climate change"? The last religion. It's on hold...the money is tied up in the virus. So Greta Thunberg has switched over to being a High Priestess for the new religion...COVIC-19. The corona virus. She has joined a panel of experts on CNN (Fake News Network) to expound on the new religion.

    The word for the suns surface is corona. Influenza is a word conjured up in Italy. Italian 'scientists' examined sun-spot records and noticed that outbreaks always seemed to coincide with peaks of sun-spot activity. The word "INFLUENZA" became the name of an illness recognised in 1580. "Influenza" being short for "Influenza delle stelle" ... INFLUENCE OF THE STARS.

    Tennis training went on as normal here in Sweden during the entirety of this "Pandemic".

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  • stotty
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    Originally posted by glacierguy View Post
    BTW, I make my own sanitizer spray from the WHO recipe in this link. It's about 80% alcohol, and disappears completely in about 20 seconds, no sticky residue, no smell. Better for tennis! And cheap.
    Interesting. Since I am making and growing everything myself since the lockdown (saving a fortune I might add), I might as well start making my own sanitiser.

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  • glacierguy
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    BTW, I make my own sanitizer spray from the WHO recipe in this link. It's about 80% alcohol, and disappears completely in about 20 seconds, no sticky residue, no smell. Better for tennis! And cheap.
    No Purell? No problem! When disinfecting gel sells out everywhere, you can just make some yourself with stuff you (maybe) already have at home.

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  • glacierguy
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    Great to hear you're playing again Stotty. Was wondering if you had opened up. Up here in Scotland we're still waiting... Political manoeuvring from the SNP who want to look different, dare I say, independent, from Westminster government.

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  • stotty
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    My club reopened on 14 May. It's a right performance giving lessons. Hand gels, wiping rackets, no touching door or gate handles...the list goes on. No chance of catching COVID at my venue. The chances of catching COVID even without these measures would close to zero also. Outdoor tennis is the best sport for distancing and probably should never have been shut down in the first place.
    Last edited by stotty; 05-18-2020, 01:37 PM.

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