Thanks for your input. I appreciate your points of view. I was paid back my sarcastic pompous **** from my original post by you in this one. Ill eat my crow.I will always believe in what I believe in. You are no different. Which makes us the same but different. Thats what makes this country great and work. Stay safe and Healthy everyone, you too S4gunn.So you don't want to be told what to do based on your "freedoms".
Q: How do you balance your freedom with what's good for society?
We already accept that things like speed limits, food safety, and environmental regulations need to exist to protect society.
Q: How is wearing a mask or refraining to collecting in groups outside of your immediate family, any different?
If you are a total libertarian and think that none of these infringements on your personal freedoms should exist, please explain how your worldview can prevent "The Tragedy of the Commons"
"Something about this whole thing stinks to me, I get the feeling if the election goes a certain way this crap will end November 4th."
In this statement, you are acting based on a personal opinion that "something isn't right" (without even anecdotal evidence) and that seems to influence your resistance to sacrifice for the collective good.
I too invite your skepticism but you should really think about all the viewpoints being presented instead of dismissing those which don't agree with your own (confirmation bias). The evidence, even if it hasn't touched you personally, that covid is very real and very infectious with a bunch of different long term effects. Overreacting is acceptable in these situations -- just like yelling at your young kid if he all of the sudden takes off at a dead run towards a busy intersection. He might stop before he gets there and its bad to yell at your kids but a small outburst to make sure he/she recognizes you are serious won't cause lasting damage. I feel the same way about masks.
Q: How do you balance this personal belief against the evidence collected beyond what you can see with your own two eyes? I've never seen a molecule or electron but I know they exist by both the evidence collected by experts and my own experience seeing the second order effects (aka I see what happens when you hook up a battery to a bulb so I know there's some "magic" being tansferred from one end of the battery, to the bulb, and back again).
American individualism is part of what makes America a great place to live but it's also our main hindrance in this pandemic. If you look at other societies, they seem to be doing much better at sticking together and bending the curve.t
instrument cluster surround is in tact but 2 of the tabs on the back were busted because someone tried to pry out my dvd player a few months ago. a i have someone who scraps coming by to make me an offer on it Friday. if its under $200 ill probably decline and snap some pics and start a thread.I understand your frustration. There are no good answers. Everyone is going to have to figure out what works best for them. Forcing every school to reopen by threatening to withhold funding is straight up coercion. Fortunately, coercion aside, the decision as to how they proceed to reopen this fall is up to the various states and school districts.
Assuming you're the only essential worker here is very presumptive. Many of us here are continuing to work. I worked - and traveled - including flying - through the start of this pandemic in March and April. I'm currently working at our shop in Charlotte and I will be back on the road again in September. Believe me, I'm very nervous about going back on the road this fall as the virus is much more widely spread now than it was back in the spring.
Now, the most important point I want to make is, provided that your instrument cluster surround is in decent shape I'd be interested in buying it from you.
Please start a part-out sale thread with pictures of the car so that we can see what condition the car and parts on it are in. Thanks.