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The corona brought something beautiful

Old Mar 18th, 2020, 05:01 PM
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The corona brought something beautiful

The Venice canals are clearer and the Los Angeles smog is a lot thinner! Is this Mother Nature's way of self preserving?

Amid all the tragedy what unexpected benefits did the corona bring in to your world?

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Old Mar 18th, 2020, 07:58 PM
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I've been truly pleased to know that many of my neighbors have taken to checking on the elder and more fragile members of our community and are finding ways to support others, too.
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Old Mar 18th, 2020, 11:51 PM
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wouldn't it be wonderful if we stop all these germy cruise ships for good.
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Old Mar 19th, 2020, 01:45 AM
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The community spirit here, which is always pretty strong, is becoming even stronger, with neighbors taking extra pains to look out after one another.
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 06:00 AM
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Everyone's washing their hands properly.
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 09:48 AM
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Wash Mother Nature on vacation somewhere before all this started and saying, I"ll just wait until there isn't as much pollution and THEN intervene?

You know that Mother has been OVERWHELMED unfortunately.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2020, 01:50 AM
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Gaia protecting herself. We need to remember this when lockdown ends. Stop damaging the planet, reduce Co2 production.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2020, 02:09 AM
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Venice canals are only clearer because the sediment has settled, without all the boats to churn it up.
Maybe Venice could consider bringing in an electric motor only law to help with air and noise pollution if not with the sediment.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 03:34 AM
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This from a NYT article;

After arguing for the importance of the care economy for years, I was delighted to see, after only one day of kids’ staying home, three different men tweet versions of the following: “First day of home schooling and I now firmly believe that teachers should be paid like C.E.O.s.” Indeed they should, and after this crisis subsides, we may finally be able to build support for higher teacher pay and prestige.

Higher pay for teachers and care workers, less for CEO's and stock traders, would be something good to come out of this.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 07:42 PM
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I've seen signs that at least some people and businesses are finding ways to support and protect each other, and that people are reaching out to each other in some wonderful ways. Just one example: staff of my grocery store are being thanked for their efforts, rather than criticized for what they haven't achieved. It seems that at least some people are remembering that even a single word of kindness can reach across space.
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