10 thoughts on “Toll Paid

  1. Bruncvik

    “1488” is considered a Nazi hate symbol these days. People are facing fines or jail times in some countries for writing it.

    1. theo kretschmar-schuldorff

      (I though that first too. Once I see flags bound up in a message, I’m usually on my nutter-guard)

    2. SB

      Interesting. With the tricolour, I’d say you’re right – maybe Gemma’s crowd:
      “1488 is a combination of two popular white supremacist numeric symbols. The first symbol is 14, which is shorthand for the “14 Words” slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” The second is 88, which stands for “Heil Hitler” (H being the 8th letter of the alphabet). Together, the numbers form a general endorsement of white supremacy and its beliefs”

  2. theo kretschmar-schuldorff

    In the last recession, suicide rates jumped from ~1k to 2k for a few years.
    This recession is going to incur a huge toll of young lives, and general misery, which will go way beyond the Covid death toll, sad enough as that first wave of suffering is.

      1. theo kretschmar-schuldorff

        Cian – you’re right.
        I based the above on an article which (just checking now) I remembered WRONG.
        The CSO stats show a relationship with prosperity/recession all right, but as not pronounced as stated.
        There is a misery-factor the general population will endure which is not easily comparable to simple death toll.

  3. Fence

    Nothing to do with racism or Nazis. Posted on facebook here by the creator – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157861425192479&set=a.405098672478&type=3&theater

    My effort to never forgot all we have lost to Covid-19. We must never forget these beautiful people and out their families in the forefront of our minds as they are living nightmares through this time. I painted the numbers on the Esker Riada at the front of our house- The Esker was left behind after the Ice Age and it is a symbol of strength and a reminder that even if you face hell straight on, you can battle through it and survive it and in time you will rise again

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