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About Riptide

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  • About Me:
    42 year old on Cape Cod.
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    Hunting, Fishing & Boating
  1. Actually that makes 5
  2. You are 100% correct I stated in my initial post that I got sucked into that and that was a mistake especially on this forum. That being said my last two threads I started this one aside were local fishing reports. I really don't even have an issue with people asking about a place to stay or a good restaurant if they're headed down to the Cape for a vacation fishing with the family. I just know this site has multiple other forums to address a myriad of topics. Perhaps some of the more distracting threads might be better served being moved to those locations. I understand how hard it is to moderate things this is just an observation. I'd hate to see this forum go the way of so many others.
  3. I just always liked to come here to avoid the FB Cape Cod Community Page drama found elsewhere. Shame on me getting sucked into the mask thread. I mean I love food and cooking, but unless its some new cool seafood dish this wouldn't be where I'd come to see it. "Fishing" sites have come and gone and this one has always stood the test of time. I'd hate to see that change.
  4. When 4 of the top 11 posts have nothing to do with fishing, is this still a site for FISHING & REPORTS? I know everyone is bored AF and cranky. But the fish are here in both Fresh and Salt. No b:tching just curious if this is the new normal?
  5. Stole this, but I couldn't say it any better. “Why do I have to stay home just because you are scared? How about you stay stay in your house indefinitely, you wear a mask, you socially distance yourself from me, you avoid restaurants, you avoid baseball games, you stay off the roads, you avoid malls and beaches and parks, you believe the made up death numbers, you believe the media hype, you get your toxic vaccine while avoiding vitamin C, sunshine and the things God gave us to actually heal, I'm done playing your dumb game. We are not “all in this together.” I'm not wearing your dumb tin foil hat anymore. I’m no longer going to be a prisoner of your fear. I'm no longer staying in my house or catering to you because you are scared. I'm not wearing a mask and I'm not staying 6 feet away from you anymore because I'm not afraid of you. You are not my enemy and if I get sick, it's not because of you, it's because of me and my system, which not only have I been addressing for quite some time, but I also know how to treat if I get sick. This virus (or whatever it is) is already circulating. Millions of people have already encountered it, as it's been circulating around the world probably since last September. You WILL have to confront this thing, if you haven’t already. There is no way around it, unless you lock yourself up in your house and it somehow doesn't manage to hop on some mail or some groceries that you ordered online. YOUR fear is not an excuse to destroy America. YOUR fear is not my fear and your fear does not have the right to interfere with my life, my job, my income or my future as a free American citizen. So if you're scared, you can just put your tin foil hat on, or even wrap foil all around your whole body - or around your whole house if you wish - but please keep your fear contained to your little corner of the world and don't contaminate me or my family or my Country.”
  6. You are going to LOVE them on that boat. Should be a perfect combo
  7. We had PLENTY of safety capacity in our hospitals. We didn't need 47,000 Ventilators like Cuomo insisted. By his and apparently your thought process I should have several life rafts on my boat and maybe 4 or 5 sets of flares, a couple first aid kits.....because you never know right? What the "leaders" did was create fear and panic when it wasnt needed. Turns out Mario was off by around a factor of 4. They used around 12k vents in NY at the peak. Yet he was on TV every day demanding more. Calling out Trump for not saving New Yorkers. Turns our the leader was WRONG! As they have been through most of this. I won't even get into the Italy scenerio. THey have the 53rd ranked health system in the world and a population that averages mid 60s. They live on top of each there and greet with hugs and kissses. They were screwed from the get go.
  8. No I would NOT have done a lockdown and IF it was needed I would have prefered Martial Law than this BS cherry picked set of "advisories and orders". As for facial covering, people are IDIOTS. Take a look at the crap people are hanging in front of their faces, its a joke. Masks are NOT designed to be worn in public all day. They are NOT designed to be touched and messed with. Same with wearing gloves. On a traffic stop / accident with bodily fluids, Id often go thru 5 or 6 sets of gloves during the stop to avoid cross contamination. Watching fools eat drink and smoke with gloves on after touching a host of items is beyond comical. These are the same people that scoff at those of us NOT wearing PPE. As for the numbers of deaths The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has classified COVID-19 cases with exiisting groups for respiratory infections and inflammations. A CMS spokesperson told us exact payments vary, depending on a patient’s principal diagnosis and severity, as well as treatments and procedures. There are also geographic variations. An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation looked at average Medicare payments for hospital admissions for the existing diagnosis-related groups and noted that the “average Medicare payment for respiratory infections and inflammations with major comorbidities or complications in 2017 … was $13,297. For more severe hospitalizations, we use the average Medicare payment for a respiratory system diagnosis with ventilator support for greater than 96 hours, which was $40,218.” It is true, however, that the government will pay more to hospitals for COVID-19 cases in two senses: By paying an additional 20% on top of traditional Medicare rates for COVID-19 patients during the public health emergency, and by reimbursing hospitals for treating the uninsured patients with the disease (at that enhanced Medicare rate). Both of those provisions stem from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The CARES Act created the 20% add-on to be paid for Medicare patients with COVID-19. The act further created a $100 billion fund that is being used to financially assist hospitals — a “portion” of which will be “used to reimburse healthcare providers, at Medicare rates, for COVID-related treatment of the uninsured,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With hospitals literally hemorrhaging money, THIS is why the numbers are inflated. When they are on live TV talking about "Presumed Cause of Death" its all bull****. There is NO PRESUMED CAUSE of death. Unless of course there is more money in it, then of course lets presume it. What haunts ME, is those of you willing to cow to the powers that be for a virus that has a 99% survival rate. Unless you are over 60, really over 70 and have more than 1 co-morbidity issue the odds of you dying from this is so minimal it is hardly a concern. However the odds of hundreds of thousands of people loosing their homes, jobs and life savings is a VERY real possibility. Your rights as a free citizen are being violated repeatedly every day and many of you are happy to take it without lube under the guise of "safety". If any of you were truly concerned about this virus , you would have hoarded supplies right off the bat. You would NEVER leave the house under ANY circumstance NOT EVEN ONCE!. You wouldn't bring in the mail or a package without full PPE and Decon on the items. You certainly wouldn't be at the HD or Walmart or Stop n Shop with this virus RAGING! You damn sure wouldn't be fishing. But alas very few if any of you are taking such strict precautions. The best part about being a free person is IF you choose to take the above extreme precautions it IS your option. I would NEVER tell you that you shouldn't or couldnt. But at the same time those who are scared, paranoid or genuinely concerned want to DEMAND others share their fear and conform to THEIR mindset. If you dont want to get sick STAY HOME. Don't ask me or anyone else to stay home or don a freaking scarf to make you FEEL safer, when in fact its NOT making anyone safer.
  9. No, I don't agree. I can and do carry a gun as it is my right. If I use it to defend myself so be it. But its a RIGHT. I don't need a reason or permission.
  10. Nice try, Guns are a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT! Putting healthy people under house arrest is a violation of the same Constitution. And if ANY of you believe the numbers coming out about deaths you're out of your minds! Funny how with hospitals getting more money for COVID patients nobody seems to be dying of much else The USS Comfort is back in port in VA, so I don't wanna hear how bad NY is. They would have kept the ship there. They allowed COVID patients on it. Same for the Mobile hospitals that are being packed up. This was a MASSIVE overreaction. Thee "EXPERTS" have been wrong all along. There have been a few hotspots, but what about the rest of the country? What about all the business owners that are losing their livelihoods? The Govt is just printing money , so stand by for inflation. All for a virus with a 99% survival rate. When people cry about the number of deaths, one thing nobody asks is HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE ON A NORMAL DAY? These "COVID" deaths are not all in adiition to the daily death toll in the US. People with a host of diseases test positive for COVID and its a COVID death. Even when the person has multiple co-morbidity issues. Lastly, you can get 4 people into an Uber legally, but you can't get on a boat, get a haircut etc, etc etc. This is NOT about saving lives anymore. Just head over to Home Depot today and check out the crowds if you don't believe me.
  11. The funny part is the "experts" everyone wants to listen to don't have a clue. 1.5-2 Million deaths, became 200k, then 80k, then 60k. Now they have to pad the stats to raise the numbers. But the lack of need for hospitals and workers would seem to fly in the face of the claims made by the media and many on this site. And what do you think this cost the taxpayers ????
  12. Wow, stretched sooooo thin they need to LAYOFF 600 Healthcare workers.
  13. Funny, what happened to all the overflowing hospitals The field hospital set up in a gymnasium at Joint Base Cape Cod did not get a chance to host a single COVID-19 patient before it closed this week. And that’s good news, according to Michael K. Lauf, president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare, which staffed the temporary hospital. “We never got into our surge numbers,” Lauf said Thursday. After discussions with Gov. Charlie Baker, Cape Cod Healthcare on Tuesday stopped staffing the field hospital, which had 94 beds, Lauf said. “We did not use any of them,” he said. The facility at Joint Base Cape Cod was a collaboration among Cape Cod Healthcare, state emergency officials and the Massachusetts National Guard. It was one of several field hospitals set up across the state to handle a potential surge of COVID-19 patients. The plan was to take coronavirus patients who had been discharged from the hospital but were still too sick to go home so as to maintain hospital capacity for patients requiring more intensive care. As it turned out, even hard-pressed hospitals in Boston never exceeded capacity, and Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals had plenty of beds