Saturday, April 04, 2020

Tonight in fucked up pandemic news - Peru now has tanks on their border because Ecuadorians are fleeing into Peru. Everyone knows what is going on in Ecuador. Right? Super messed up. Life can be very cruel.

I'm almost more afraid of the hostilities between countries than I am the virus.


  1. Capital of Texas RefugeeSunday, April 05, 2020 2:36:00 AM

    Oh, and then there's this fresh hell ...

    Google will hand over location data to health officials to supposedly combat Wuhan coronavirus.

    I routinely use a "developer location app" on Android that lets me say that I'm always ten thousand meters above a certain titty bar, so my location never moves unless I want it to, but now I have to do this so I'm not part of some dubious anti-movement campaign by Google?

    The app also has a random movement feature which I've never tried out.

    I wonder what would happen if I set the update interval to two seconds, the random movement distance to thirty thousand meters, and the altitude to fifteen thousand meters ...

    Apparently this app's GPS measurements are all in metric.

  2. I know this might not be popular with the guys - but as a girl....... I want google to know where I am. We are more likely to be snatched. Or I might just go for a hike and get into trouble. I want people to be able to find my body. I know guys don't have to live with this reality for the most part. But girls do.

    I have literally texted Mr S. to ask him if he still had a tracking app on his phone for me because I was getting into a car with a guy I had never met.

    I'm not a huge fan of the other tracking, but GPS data is the lesser of two evils for now. You can always leave your phone at home if you can handle it.

  3. (disclaimer, not local to me)

    THIS, THIS is why it bugs the hell out of me that people are shopping for mulch and decorative plants. Do you WANT them to force shutdown of portions of the remaining stores??? Cause this is how you get forced shut down of portions of stores.

    You want to put in a vegi garden? Sure I'll help you. You want mulch and bushes and decorative plants? You're on your own. Not doing it. Cause you morons who can't stay out of the stores because you're bored are going to get the rest of us shut down.

    (I get to work in the receiving department today, which means no customers thank you god, except that every sales floor department is short people so I'll be doing double and triple duty again today. The entire store is pushing burnout. Don't shop if its not actually essential!)

  4. People are not smart. Believe me.... the only thing I am shopping for these days is paper products. Took four stores on Sat to find paper towels. I'm not out - but we are three weeks into this now. I have to start replenishing. I stocked up, but not forever because I'm normal.

    I recognize the need to keep the economy moving somewhat, but I don't get these people prioritizing garden plants right now. It's none of my business what people buy - but likely most people in the stores do not own their houses outright. Making sure they can meet their commitments should be their priority. People severely underestimate how easy it is to lose everything you own. And to see that people give no fucks about that...... makes me just shake my head.

    It's pretty much business as usual I guess. They squander the good times then put their hands out in bad times. Nothing ever changes.

    I'm pretty bummed about the assholes ruining the beach though. Here we pretty much just walk the beach. Only places like Santa Crus do people just lounge around.

  5. Capital of Texas RefugeeMonday, April 06, 2020 4:26:00 PM

    "... the only thing I am shopping for these days is paper products ..."

    I'm looking for some more well-funded people to help chip in a lot of money so we can buy an entire warehouse full of ammo ...

    That way we can continue to sell it to individual purchasers while also terminating every government contract.

    And that way we can keep this stuff from being used by police states against civilians.

    You have your causes, I have mine.

    People buying mulch are a lot less dangerous than police states with plenty of ammunition, so keep that in mind.

    One of our people appears to be allergic to the paper products we sent, BTW.

    Apparently he uses better stuff at home and didn't know about the shabby paper product manufacturing processes used for to make commercial disposable paper goods.

    I think he told me about this not so much to complain, but instead because he was surprised about this being a problem.

    There are plenty of people around him who can use the stuff, so it's not like it's going to be sitting around unused.

    The picture he sent looks like he kissed a ginger grater. :-)

  6. Hello Snarkolepsy, why would you ever get in a car alone with someone you do not know? Please do not get in a car alone with someone you do not know. You could be killed. If not for you, consider your readers and Mr S, we prefer you alive.

    Try office supply stores, they have break room / facilities supplies which includes paper towels, toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, cleaning supplies etc.

    How do you find some of you blog entries such as the tanks on the Peru / Ecuadorian border? Deploying tanks against random border crossers is posturing. I was not able to find any additional info, I do not doubt, I was curious. Google Fu is strong with you.

    denver jeff

  7. Hey Jeff! The Peru stuff came from twitter. You have to translate everything. Here.



    When it first came out it said they would shoot people that crossed the border N. Korea style.

  8. Capital of Texas RefugeeMonday, April 06, 2020 10:15:00 PM

    "Sputnik Mundo: Peru intends in this way to control the passage of persons from #Ecuador, one of the countries most affected by the #coronavirus"

    "Peru rolls out military equipment and soldiers on the frontier with Ecuador"

    "The Government of Peru has sent armored vehicles and soldiers to the north of the country ..."

    First comment:
    "For years these countries have hated each other, today work in conjunction. Peru isn't spiteful, always to be supportive."

  9. Capital of Texas RefugeeMonday, April 06, 2020 10:32:00 PM

    This line of cars in Guayaquil is for a cemetery.

    "Each day, tens of Guayaquil families lose a loved one. Each one has a relative, a neighbor, a friend, a famous person that has died in a public or private hospital, or in his or her own home, because of the coronavirus, because of sickness related with this pandemic or by causes distinct from it."

    "Business leaders, street sellers, people who live alone, sports celebrities, musicians, journalists, merchants, public servants, professionals in various branches, chauffeurs. Rich and poor. They go from one moment to another, leaving his or her legacy of work in the community, in the public or private sector."


    Guayaquil is a pretty little town when it's not going through Hell on Earth, BTW.

  10. Capital of Texas RefugeeMonday, April 06, 2020 10:36:00 PM

    It isn't like Curitiba in Brazil, which is almost European ...

    But there's a relaxed European elegance to parts of Guayaquil.

  11. Capital of Texas RefugeeTuesday, April 07, 2020 6:46:00 PM

    That's a nice black cat he has -- back when I could still handle being around cats, I had a fluffier version of the black cat.

    So I decided to check on whether it's possible to get a cat toy before a humidifier ...

    There are literally dozens of cat toys that can also be delivered via Amazon Prime by Saturday, and so you can get your cat high while also getting some rubber dick before you can get a humidifier.

    But I'm not complaining because we've been ordering Boogaloo O'Clock supplies, just in case high-velocity shit hits the armor-plated fan, and we've been getting plenty of those.

    Home defense is also essential, BTW.

  12. Good to know Leaperman. There are a few people I'd like to see suck a bag of dicks.

  13. Capital of Texas RefugeeTuesday, April 07, 2020 10:20:00 PM

    Buy it, put lipstick and a doll's dress on it, and send it to Chuck Schumer? :-)

  14. Now that would be hilarious. Especially if they were the suction cup dildos. You roll up and there are just dildos stuck to his tombstone. If I had money to burn I'd attach dildos to everything. Some of my neighbors would have dildos stuck to the car windows unicorn style. Of course I would have to hire someone because everyone has cameras - but you could probably get someone cheap right now.

  15. Capital of Texas RefugeeWednesday, April 08, 2020 7:55:00 PM

    Oh hell, leaperman's lost it already ...

    What's he going to be like during Week Thirty of the Lockdown?

    KID GET OFF MY ...
    OFF MY ...