Stephen Colbert’s Hometown Hospitality With Senator Elizabeth Warren [VIDEO]

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This may be the best video I’ve ever seen featuring a presidential candidate. I voted for Elizabeth Warren in the California primary, and this just makes feel even better about it. I want this woman in the White House, please.

Stephen Colbert travels to his home state of South Carolina ahead of that state’s Democratic primary to dig into some meaty campaign issues with presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Special thanks to our friends at HUSK Restaurant in Charleston for the warm hospitality. Next time you’re in town look them up at huskrestaurant.com. #Colbert #Election2020 #ElizabethWarren

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 9:58:52am

Knew I was close to CL time:

re: #482 Backwoods_Sleuth

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:02:37am

I’m envious that they ate at Husk.

It’s a great restaurant and we got to eat there when visiting Charleston a few years back.

And the quiz is frickin’ hilarious.

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:05:01am

re: #545 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:06:27am

I always forget Stephen is a Charleston guy. Fun sketch. I like Warren. Whatever happens, she should be listened to.

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:07:36am

“Like the underbelly of a hairless cat.”
“Oh gosh, that’s so many…”

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:08:03am
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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:09:21am

re: #3 Chrysicat

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This might actually cause a wingnut brain to short circuit: Defending a company’s right to abuse their workers while also…defending a company’s right to do without workers at all.

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:09:22am

re: #4 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I always forget Stephen is a Charleston guy. Fun sketch. I like Warren. Whatever happens, she should be listened to.

I can understand where you’d forget that. I don’t think either his twokays character or his current late-night self is allowed to have a Lowland SC accent because even its white version is somewhat impenetrable to Westerners in particular, so it’s assiduously trained out of anyone who tries to join an agency as talent.

I would never have guessed he was Southern, let alone SC.

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:11:36am

This morning, NY said that 70 were asked to isolate themselves relating to the covid19 outbreak. This afternoon, the number has grown 10 fold to 700+. Doesn’t meant 700 cases identified - only that authorities want to be careful to isolate those who might have had exposures and limit their contacts to slow/stop the outbreak.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:13:15am

re: #8 Chrysicat

I can understand where you’d forget that. I don’t think either his twokays character or his current late-night self is allowed to have a Lowland SC accent because even its white version is somewhat impenetrable to Westerners in particular, so it’s assiduously trained out of anyone who tries to join an agency as talent.

I would never have guessed he was Southern, let alone SC.

From what I remember, he naturally has an accent but got rid of it because of perceptions. I’ve had friends who are native northerners tell me I sound slightly Southern. I think my youngest brother has a slight more bit of a twang that I do not have but I may be hearing things too.

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makeitstop  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:13:46am

That was great. I can’t believe he told the beer joke, bless his heart.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:15:11am

re: #560 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And then you find out the following:
1. Flippy’s maintenance personnel can’t be paid minimum wage.
2. If Flippy breaks during lunch hour you’re SOL - since you have no spare staff to
pick up the slack. (And possibly untrained on the equipment.)

3. If Flippy is not properly maintained I presume you get undercooked* and overcooked food.

* - And this possibly leading to some very nice lawsuits or very unhappy health inspectors.

That’s assuming that “Flippy” can just be pushed to the side and a manager (places that choose to automate tend to be understaffed) take over the fry station until a maintenance crew can come in and get “Flippy” working again. It’s more likely that “Flippy” is bolted to the floor and so that manager either will have to work around it (increasing the odds of injury) or that station will be effectively shutdown until somebody can come out to fix the problem.

And since maintenance in the service industry is usually a low priority (companies try to save more money by expecting workers to handle the “routine” stuff), you can expect “Flippy” to be down rather often by the first anniversary as computers and robotics alike are not overly tolerant of poor maintenance.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:15:45am

Remember the reporting on how things in Qom might a bit worse than the Iranian government was willing to share with the world?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:16:41am

Mid-day mental health break

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:16:56am

re: #12 Targetpractice

That’s assuming that “Flippy” can just be pushed to the side and a manager (places that choose to automate tend to be understaffed) take over the fry station until a maintenance crew can come in and get “Flippy” working again. It’s more likely that “Flippy” is bolted to the floor and so that manager either will have to work around it (increasing the odds of injury) or that station will be effectively shutdown until somebody can come out to fix the problem.

And since maintenance in the service industry is usually a low priority (companies try to save more money by expecting workers to handle the “routine” stuff), you can expect “Flippy” to be down rather often by the first anniversary as computers and robotics alike are not overly tolerant of poor maintenance.

And I’d bet that Flippy’s proximity to hot oil all the time is probably not conducive to the operation of the necessary electronics and servos.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:17:00am

re: #13 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Remember the reporting on how things in Qom might a bit worse than the Iranian government was willing to share with the world?

But it’s just a giant overreaction. //

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:17:17am

I might have to go out to buy more flour, but not for a couple of months at least.

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:18:49am
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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:19:53am

re: #15 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And I’d bet that Flippy’s proximity to hot oil all the time is probably not conducive to the operation of the necessary electronics and servos.

The heat will definitely be a problem, as either you have to build “Flippy” out of heat-resistant materials/components (read: expensive) or you are looking at a machine that will need regular replacement of component as the heat does very bad things to them. In order to attract sales, I’ve little doubt that the company is keeping mum on what happens if “Flippy” has a sensor short out and it slings hot oil across the counter.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:20:41am

re: #18 jaunte

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So we’ve got our answer to “How long before a leak from the CDC reveals that the WH is pressuring them to downplay the dangers.”

The answer is “Less than 24 hours.”

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:21:52am

re: #13 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Remember the reporting on how things in Qom might a bit worse than the Iranian government was willing to share with the world?

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Wow. At this point we have to pray that Trump doesn’t see Iran as basically a decapitated state and thus go in and try for conquest.

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:22:15am
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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:25:12am
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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:25:58am

re: #22 lawhawk

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Now watch as Congressional Republicans insist during an election year that the greater priority to them (read: their brain dead “constituents”) is building the wall for “national security.”

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:27:53am
The White House moved on Thursday to tighten control of coronavirus messaging by government health officials and scientists, directing them to clear all statements and public appearance with the office of Vice President Mike Pence, according to several officials familiar with the new approach.

But with Mr. Pence’s announcement, Dr. Birx becomes the third person to be designated as the administration’s primary coronavirus official.
Mr. Trump said that “Mike is going to be in charge, and Mike will report back to me.” Mr. Pence said it will be Dr. Birx. Meanwhile, Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, remains the chairman of the government’s coronavirus task force.

nytimes.com

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:28:01am

re: #24 Targetpractice

Now watch as Congressional Republicans insist during an election year that the greater priority to them (read: their brain dead “constituents”) is building the wall for “national security.”

“All that coronavirus coming across the border in caravans.”

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:29:50am

Oops, wrong tweet.

Seriously, Twitter, go back to a popup, not a whole new tab.

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:31:08am

re: #27 Chrysicat

Oops, wrong tweet.

Seriously, Twitter, go back to a popup, not a whole new tab.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:31:54am

Thing is, I don’t think any “fry cooks” have reason to worry that “Flippy” will take their jobs. Why? Because we heard this BS before, when we were told that the “Burger Machine” would replace line cooks and be the answer to demands for higher wages. The company eventually dropped the project because while a few restaurants expressed interest, they never got a single order to actually put one into service.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:32:37am

re: #24 Targetpractice

Now watch as Congressional Republicans insist during an election year that the greater priority to them (read: their brain dead “constituents”) is building the wall for “national security.”

Those assholes are cynical enough to blame immigrants and the wall not being built if their constituents start getting sick.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:33:38am

re: #25 Scottish Dragon

nytimes.com

It’s like I said last night, the entire purpose behind appointing Pence was to act as a filter, restricting press releases to happy-shit “All is well” BS meant to get Wall Street to calm down until after the election.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:34:18am

re: #29 Targetpractice

Thing is, I don’t think any “fry cooks” have reason to worry that “Flippy” will take their jobs. Why? Because we heard this BS before, when we were told that the “Burger Machine” would replace line cooks and be the answer to demands for higher wages. The company eventually dropped the project because while a few restaurants expressed interest, they never got a single order to actually put one into service.

I mean automation is a thing and it’s happening but it still is a smoother process to go through regular check out. I do go through self check when I have 10 items or less but it’s all so stupid. Just pay people a decent wage. It’s not fucking hard.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:34:40am

What happens when the coronavirus hits the concentration camps? So far we haven’t even vaccinated them against the flu.

What happens when it hits our prison populations? Do we even vaccinate them against the flu? I don’t know.

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:35:34am

re: #29 Targetpractice

Because the cost of acquiring that kind of machine, and that can handle all the complex tasks of cooking food, is far higher than any restaurant can actually bear to pay as upfront cost (or even paid off over time). And we know cooks can deviate from the menu for special orders with relative ease, but a machine has to be programmed for each specific task, and there’s no way to deviate.

And when the machine fails, it shuts down the restaurant. Fast food restaurants in particular have multiple line cooks.

Ultimately, it’s because restaurants don’t want to pay living wages and pass along the costs to their customers (which could raise the cost of a typical burger by what? $.50?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:36:44am

re: #33 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

What happens when the coronavirus hits the concentration camps? So far we haven’t even vaccinated them against the flu.

What happens when it hits our prison populations? Do we even vaccinate them against the flu? I don’t know.

I can see this administration have a cavalier attitude about vaccinating inmates even though that would put the Department of Corrections staff at risk and also the judiciary.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:37:14am

According to fivethirtyeight, Biden’s odds of being the nominee have improved while Bernie’s have slipped. If Biden wins big in SC and follows that up with a strong showing on Super Tuesday, he has a real shot at the nomination. Unless someone else shows some real strength next Tuesday, it probably isn’t going to happen for them and they ought to drop out. projects.fivethirtyeight.com

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:37:22am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:37:41am

I don’t know about you all but I still think it’s easier to talk to a person on the phone about a customer service issue than an automated voice. As I said, automation does have its uses. I’m not saying get rid of it but understand that it’s not a panacea.

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:39:10am

re: #38 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’ve never spoken to Siri, but at least once a day she’ll interrupt me to ask if she can help. A human would have gotten the message by now.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:39:34am

re: #38 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I don’t know about you all but I still think it’s easier to talk to a person on the phone about a customer service issue than an automated voice. As I said, automation does have its uses. I’m not saying get rid of it but understand that it’s not a panacea.

I think Yang’s fear that we are all going to be replaced by robots is a tad overblown.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:40:34am

re: #40 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I think Yang’s fear that we are all going to be replaced by robots is a tad overblown.

I do too. And you and I both have worked in law. Robot paralegals aren’t happening. I mean I’m autistic but I’m not robotic either. Sorry, just a joke.

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:40:54am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:41:54am

Dow drop is at about 500 right now.

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Teukka  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:42:56am

Oooo shit…

# of verified Corona infected just jumped from 2 to 7 here in Sweden:
aftonbladet.se

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:43:34am

I think the techies, futurists, etc whatever they call themselves don’t get is there’s always going to be a human side of life that we crave. We’re social animals. Our growth as a species is due to the fact that we have a better understanding of our place in the universe than any other species. Technology will keep on growing. I have no idea what the digital technology of my 40’s will be let alone my 50’s but the human element will always be there.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:43:45am

re: #34 lawhawk

Because the cost of acquiring that kind of machine, and that can handle all the complex tasks of cooking food, is far higher than any restaurant can actually bear to pay as upfront cost (or even paid off over time). And we know cooks can deviate from the menu for special orders with relative ease, but a machine has to be programmed for each specific task, and there’s no way to deviate.

And when the machine fails, it shuts down the restaurant. Fast food restaurants in particular have multiple line cooks.

Ultimately, it’s because restaurants don’t want to pay living wages and pass along the costs to their customers (which could raise the cost of a typical burger by what? $.50?

It’s classic cost/benefit analysis, with all the known (and unknown) costs of adopting such machines making the supposed benefits less valuable than they’re being sold as. Like I said downstairs, the service industry is big on trying to save money where it can and so likes to put as much of the burden on their staff for “routine maintenance” as possible. Why? Because they can control the wages of those staff and find creative ways to work them overtime without paying them for such.

I’ve not seen it anywhere, but I imagine the companies responsible for these machines include in proposed contracts that all maintenance and repairs be solely through their own employees. And that right there would be why even the big chains that have the money to experiment with such automation seem hesitant to jump at the opportunity.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:44:06am

re: #43 Eclectic Cyborg

Dow drop is at about 500 right now.

The rollercoaster is on the downslope again; now at -681!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:45:00am

God help us if the robots replace the bartenders.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:45:44am

re: #38 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I don’t know about you all but I still think it’s easier to talk to a person on the phone about a customer service issue than an automated voice. As I said, automation does have its uses. I’m not saying get rid of it but understand that it’s not a panacea.

I had a service issue with Comcast and called a listed service number. I was taken around the loop twice on automated responses that I knew would not address the issue. At no point was I offered more than limited options that I knew would not work, or even an option to speak directly to an agent. Eventually back at their main menu I managed by going into non-tech issue options to get to an agent.

And the first thing I told the agent was that if I got snarky it was not their fault and that I was upset at the automated system.

And then the agent went through *their* script that had no solutions for me and just piled on the meaningless customer service platitudes. About 20 seconds in I just responded “yes”, “no thank you”, “yes” repeatedly to end the call as quickly as possible.

(I sometimes wish there was a serious option in these to indicate you actually know something about the issue, it’s not a simple customer service thing, please connect me with someone seriously interested in collecting problem data and dealing with it.)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:48:04am

Coronavirus will impact every industry. Some more than others. There aren’t many safe havens right now.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:48:34am

re: #46 Targetpractice

It’s classic cost/benefit analysis, with all the known (and unknown) costs of adopting such machines making the supposed benefits less valuable than they’re being sold as. Like I said downstairs, the service industry is big on trying to save money where it can and so likes to put as much of the burden on their staff for “routine maintenance” as possible. Why? Because they can control the wages of those staff and find creative ways to work them overtime without paying them for such.

I’ve not seen it anywhere, but I imagine the companies responsible for these machines include in proposed contracts that all maintenance and repairs be solely through their own employees. And that right there would be why even the big chains that have the money to experiment with such automation seem hesitant to jump at the opportunity.

In part because the on-going profit for the company making the machine is probably not the machine itself, but the associated maintenance contract. The machine is a one-time profit, netted against the production and development cost. One and done is probably not going to keep your company afloat.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:48:59am

re: #49 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I had a service issue with Comcast and called a listed service number. I was taken around the loop twice on automated responses that I knew would not address the issue. At no point was I offered more than limited options that I knew would not work, or even an option to speak directly to an agent. Eventually back at their main menu I managed by going into non-tech issue options to get to an agent.

And the first thing I told the agent was that if I got snarky it was not their fault and that I was upset at the automated system.

And then the agent went through *their* script that had no solutions for me and just piled on the meaningless customer service platitudes. About 20 seconds in I just responded “yes”, “no thank you”, “yes” repeatedly to end the call as quickly as possible.

(I sometimes wish there was a serious option in these to indicate you actually know something about the issue, it’s not a simple customer service thing, please connect me with someone seriously interested in collecting problem data and dealing with it.)

I’m terrible with explaining my situation with the automated stuff since I have a slight stutter/lisp and I speak too fast sometimes and people let alone machines sometimes have a difficult time understanding me. The problem with the techies is they assume everyone is like them. I’m no tech dinosaur but I’m no tech genius either.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:49:12am

re: #48 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

God help us if the robots replace the bartenders.

“Please blow into this tube first if you want another beer.”
//

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:49:24am

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

Coronavirus will impact every industry. Some more than others. There aren’t many safe havens right now.

Tourism, manufacturing.

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Teukka  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:49:47am

re: #44 Teukka

Oooo shit…

# of verified Corona infected just jumped from 2 to 7 here in Sweden:
aftonbladet.se

And a dashboard for the latest:

Iframe

(Link: arcgis.com )

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:49:57am

We’re doomed.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:50:30am

re: #53 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

“Please blow into this tube first if you want another beer.”
//

I mean if you can get a VR set that lets me imagine I’m in a pub in Mayo, I’m game. But I’d still rather actually be served by a real person.

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b.d. (We're gonna win)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:52:03am

re: #48 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

God help us if the robots replace the bartenders.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:53:02am

This fucking idiot.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:53:44am

re: #18 jaunte

My wife’s text response that tweet was:

🤣🤣
Just trying to imagine tony being told to shut up…

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:54:29am

re: #51 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

In part because the on-going profit for the company making the machine is probably not the machine itself, but the associated maintenance contract. The machine is a one-time profit, netted against the production and development cost. One and done is probably not going to keep your company afloat.

Exactly. Multi-year service contracts where their techs do everything from cleaning out the gunk that builds up to major work is where they expect to make their money. But that’s gonna run right up against companies that rely upon franchises whose staff either handle the work themselves or call up a local “cheap” repairman to keep their equipment running. About the biggest concession most would be willing to make would be to have the techs come out and teach the managers (who will then be expected to teach staff) how to do the “routine” stuff like how to clean the machines or basic trouble-shooting, with the techs expected to be on hot standby when a breakdown occurs in the middle of a lunch rush.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:54:57am

re: #52 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m terrible with explaining my situation with the automated stuff since I have a slight stutter/lisp and I speak too fast sometimes and people let alone machines sometimes have a difficult time understanding me. The problem with the techies is they assume everyone is like them. I’m no tech dinosaur but I’m no tech genius either.

The Comcast system after two “failures” with word answers defaults into giving you keypad options. Doesn’t help when the options are essentially “doesn’t help”, “doesn’t help” and “go back to previous menu”.

I was trying to work out whether there was a particular answer that would skip it right into the agent queue.

(And pissed at Comcast/Infinity item #2 was trying to physically return the old modem after I got the new one. Took it to a store listed on the website as a place to return equipment. The guy there told me they didn’t handle returns and I’d have to take it to a major center in Philadelphia or an alternate one in Delaware. Annoying since I was working from their website’s own return information.

So when I was in King of Prussia the other day I stuck my head into the Infinity store there and asked if they handled equipment returns. They said yes, so I grabbed the old modem out of the car and returned it there. Also went on-line and put in a bad review for the initial store I went into. Pity I didn’t write down the guy’s name.)

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:55:16am

re: #56 Dread Pirate

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We’re doomed.

Well, I guess we know now why the Dow took another dive after it seemed to be slowly recovering.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:55:27am

re: #58 b.d. (We’re gonna win)

At some point, the customers will become robots too…

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:55:40am

Captain Trumps.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:56:21am

re: #59 Charles Johnson

This fucking idiot.

He wants to be my generation’s Buckley. We never asked for that.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:57:05am

re: #61 Targetpractice

Exactly. Multi-year service contracts where their techs do everything from cleaning out the gunk that builds up to major work is where they expect to make their money. But that’s gonna run right up against companies that rely upon franchises whose staff either handle the work themselves or call up a local “cheap” repairman to keep their equipment running. About the biggest concession most would be willing to make would be to have the techs come out and teach the managers (who will then be expected to teach staff) how to do the “routine” stuff like how to clean the machines or basic trouble-shooting, with the techs expected to be on hot standby when a breakdown occurs in the middle of a lunch rush.

And “hot standby” is expensive as hell in any case. Assuming you get someone. And you won’t in time to deal with a lunch hour stoppage simply due to distance and response time minimums.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:57:57am
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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 10:59:25am

re: #67 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And “hot standby” is expensive as hell in any case. Assuming you get someone. And you won’t in time to deal with a lunch hour stoppage simply due to distance and response time minimums.

And then there’s the costs of setting up that support network, as these companies generally are either start-ups or are involved in other industries, which are costs that will be passed on to the customers.

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b.d. (We're gonna win)  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:00:09am

re: #64 Eclectic Cyborg

At some point, the customers will become robots too…

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b.d. (We're gonna win)  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:01:33am

re: #63 Targetpractice

Well, I guess we know now why the Dow took another dive after it seemed to be slowly recovering.

Kudlow is currently checking to see if cocaine staves off the Coronavirus.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:03:28am

re: #23 jaunte

Trump’s attempts to hide information about #coronavirus is exactly what authoritarian China did and it will only worsen the crisis. Americans need complete transparency, not this malignant incompetence.

I really enjoyed reading World War Z (forget the movie) because it is not so much about Zombie Apocalypse as it is about how to mismanage a dangerous epidemic: first by hiding it, then denying it, then spreading misinformation to avoid “panic”, then taking all the wrong measures in all the wrong places until it is rampant.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:04:13am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:04:25am

re: #32 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I mean automation is a thing and it’s happening but it still is a smoother process to go through regular check out. I do go through self check when I have 10 items or less but it’s all so stupid. Just pay people a decent wage. It’s not fucking hard.

and include sick leave so people don’t show up and sneeze on your food…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:04:56am

re: #54 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Tourism, manufacturing.

Gaming. As in Casino’s.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:05:53am

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

Coronavirus will impact every industry. Some more than others. There aren’t many safe havens right now.

Cruise lines might as well start laying off staff and mothballing ships…

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:07:33am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really enjoyed reading World War Z (forget the movie) because it is not so much about Zombie Apocalypse as it is about how to mismanage a dangerous epidemic: first by hiding it, then denying it, then spreading misinformation to avoid “panic”, then taking all the wrong measures in all the wrong places until it is rampant.

About the only thing the WH has going for them right now is that the coronavirus doesn’t reanimate the dead…that we’re aware of.

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b.d. (We're gonna win)  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:08:08am

re: #77 Targetpractice

About the only thing the WH has going for them right now is that the coronavirus doesn’t reanimate the dead…that we’re aware of.

Kudlow is on it!

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jeffreyw  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:08:44am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:09:02am

re: #74 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and include sick leave so people don’t show up and sneeze on your food…

That too.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:09:30am

re: #77 Targetpractice

About the only thing the WH has going for them right now is that the coronavirus doesn’t reanimate the dead…that we’re aware of.

Great. Don’t say those kind of this out loud.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:09:41am

re: #75 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Gaming. As in Casino’s.

Yes, good point.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:10:57am

re: #81 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Great. Don’t say those kind of this out loud.

I want my Battle of Yonkers, damnit! They screwed me out of that in the movie adaptation, so I’ll settle for the real thing!

///

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:12:12am

re: #32 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I mean automation is a thing and it’s happening but it still is a smoother process to go through regular check out. I do go through self check when I have 10 items or less but it’s all so stupid. Just pay people a decent wage. It’s not fucking hard.

We want cheap food. A grocery store has a 1-3% priority margin. Something has to give. You’ll note there are no self-checkout lanes at Whole Foods; it’s not called Whole Paycheck for no reason.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:13:16am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really enjoyed reading World War Z (forget the movie) because it is not so much about Zombie Apocalypse as it is about how to mismanage a dangerous epidemic: first by hiding it, then denying it, then spreading misinformation to avoid “panic”, then taking all the wrong measures in all the wrong places until it is rampant.

World War Z really needs to be given the proper treatment. I’d do it like Ken Burns’ The Civil War miniseries. To me, that’d be the best to truly capture the source novel.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:13:22am

Dow almost down to -700 again. Guess whatever short-lived recovery we saw earlier has petered out and we might reach -900 again before COB.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:14:24am

DOW down over 700 again.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:14:25am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really enjoyed reading World War Z (forget the movie) because it is not so much about Zombie Apocalypse as it is about how to mismanage a dangerous epidemic: first by hiding it, then denying it, then spreading misinformation to avoid “panic”, then taking all the wrong measures in all the wrong places until it is rampant.

The movie is OK if you simply don’t try to connect it to the book at all. It goes pretty well with Train to Busan

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:15:27am

re: #88 Scottish Dragon

The movie is OK if you simply don’t try to connect it to the book at all. It goes pretty well with Train to Busan

Sort of like Starship Troopers

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:15:45am

re: #85 Dr Lizardo

World War Z really needs to be given the proper treatment. I’d do it like Ken Burns’ The Civil War miniseries. To me, that’d be the best to truly capture the source novel.

It really should have been handled like a miniseries, instead of the stereotypical zombie flick we got instead. I get it, Brad, you paid to get this movie made. But taking what was a novel with a myriad cast showing the strength of the human spirit and replacing it with 2 hours of watching a guy getting other people killed robbed me of any desire I had to watch it ever again.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:16:18am

re: #86 Targetpractice

re: #87 Eclectic Cyborg

Investors have finally come to the realization that we’re likely looking at significant supply-chain disruptions for the foreseeable future - and all that entails.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:16:21am

re: #83 Targetpractice

I want my Battle of Yonkers, damnit! They screwed me out of that in the movie adaptation, so I’ll settle for the real thing!

///

Upding for World War Z reference.

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:17:34am

re: #92 Eclectic Cyborg

Upding for World War Z reference.

Only if it means we can swap Mar a Lago for North Korea falling silent, never to be heard from ever again.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:19:29am

To me, the biggest warning sign that WWZ was not going to get a decent film adaptation was when I heard the news that J. Michael Strazynski had been taken off the project and the script handed off for “rewrite.” That’s when I knew that the bean-counters had taken over upon calculating just how much it would cost to do the novel justice.

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gocart mozart  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:23:42am
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gocart mozart  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:24:00am
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makeitstop  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:24:27am

Where, oh where did I leave my surprised face?

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:25:26am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:27:03am

Lre: #97 makeitstop

Where, oh where did I leave my surprised face?

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I hope Cobb ends her career.

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aatharuv  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:27:22am

re: #98 lawhawk

If the white house doesn’t clear messaging, we’re going to get lots of leaks to the major news papers as a form of messaging, and this !#@$!@# administration is going to try to fire the people in the CDC handling this in their paranoid attacks on everyone insufficiently loyal to Donnie.

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gocart mozart  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:28:56am
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:33:31am

Time to call it a day. Have fun, Lizards.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:34:24am

re: #101 gocart mozart

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If today’s crash of the Dow is any indication, not only is it dangerous, it’s also counter-productive. Particularly in an administration that has been caught again and again and again suppressing politically damaging news/info until it eventually leaked to the public. Wall Street is not just afraid that the WH is withholding vital info, they know info is being withheld and is assuming the worst at this point.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:39:57am

re: #103 Targetpractice

If today’s crash of the Dow is any indication, not only is it dangerous, it’s also counter-productive. Particularly in an administration that has been caught again and again and again suppressing politically damaging news/info until it eventually leaked to the public. Wall Street is not just afraid that the WH is withholding vital info, they know info is being withheld and is assuming the worst at this point.

Remember how everybody said, starting within the first full day of the Trump presidency, that squandering your credibility on stupid, easily-debunked lies like inauguration crowd size would come back to bite them when a real crisis came along and they’d need America to trust what they said?

Welcome to that crisis.

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:40:02am

How to look for an upside: ‘Stay at home’ stocks like Peloton and Netflix could be refuge from coronavirus sell-off, says MKM

“AirBnb a viable option after family’s children disappear in Thanos’ snap.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:41:37am

re: #100 aatharuv

If the white house doesn’t clear messaging, we’re going to get lots of leaks to the major news papers as a form of messaging, and this !#@$!@# administration is going to try to fire the people in the CDC handling this in their paranoid attacks on everyone insufficiently loyal to Donnie.

I just had this exact thought.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:42:17am

re: #104 Blind Frog Belly White

Remember how everybody said, starting within the first full day of the Trump presidency, that squandering your credibility on stupid, easily-debunked lies like inauguration crowd size would come back to bite them when a real crisis came along and they’d need America to trust what they said.

Welcome to that crisis.

It was always going to be something they couldn’t control. It’s a curious coincidence that Trump’s own grandfather died in the 1918 flu epidemic.

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aatharuv  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:42:30am

re: #13 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

The Iranian government is showing scary incompetence. The Iranian health minister was infected with corona virus, and visibly coughing at a press conference. And it gets worse….

Coronavirus Could Break Iranian Society

The government has refused to impose quarantines and is encouraging people to visit the city of Qom, the center of the outbreak

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:43:35am

re: #56 Dread Pirate

We’re doomed.

When someone praises Trump’s handling, tell them this.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:43:42am
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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:44:47am

So I’m seeing that while Kudlow is the guy getting the majority of the heat right now, Pence also brought on Mnuchin to this “task force,” furthering the perception that the only concern the WH has is about easing investor fright in order to stabilize the markets. The Surgeon General has also been added, but more as an afterthought than as someone whose job it actually is to handle national health emergencies. Not a single person who wasn’t already working for the WH has been added.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:44:49am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:46:48am

What’s Trumpian for “Fuck You”?

Trust me!”

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BigPapa  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:47:42am

In a sane society Trump and VP HIV would have to clear their statements throught the CDC.

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:49:47am

re: #113 Blind Frog Belly White

What’s Trumpian for “Fuck You”?

Trust me!”

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Maggie again working as stenographer, simply repeating the BS the administration is using to justify this clamp-down on the free flow of info in an effort to avoid losing “access.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:53:15am

re: #104 Blind Frog Belly White

Remember how everybody said, starting within the first full day of the Trump presidency, that squandering your credibility on stupid, easily-debunked lies like inauguration crowd size would come back to bite them when a real crisis came along and they’d need America to trust what they said?

Welcome to that crisis.

People’s lives and health were generally unaffected by inauguration crowd size…

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Targetpractice  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:55:29am

The only thing this administration ever coordinates is its lies, wanting to make sure everybody’s on the same page and no “disloyal” elements are telling the public the truth. So when the WH says they’re coordinating, it’s because they got caught peddling bullshit and are now scrambling to clamp down on the spread of truth so that their lies are the only thing the public hears.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 27, 2020 • 11:59:47am

Yesterday, Stage 4 Cancer mocked San Francisco for declaring a state of emergency before any cases of the virus had even been found in the city yet. My immediate reaction was that SF’s Asian population is about 35% and many of them go back home and come back to the city. After looking it up, I was proven correct, and the most poisonous person to our political (and in this instance, our national health and well-being) discourse was wrong yet again. Cancer doesn’t deserve Rush Limbaugh.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:00:14pm

505 new cases of CoVid19 so far today in Korea.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:01:29pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:01:43pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:03:01pm

DOW down nearly 800 now.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:05:39pm

re: #118 Ace Rothstein

Yesterday, Stage 4 Cancer mocked San Francisco for declaring a state of emergency before any cases of the virus had even been found in the city yet. My immediate reaction was that SF’s Asian population is about 35% and many of them go back home and come back to the city. After looking it up, I was proven correct, and the most poisonous person to our political (and in this instance, our national health and well-being) discourse was wrong yet again. Cancer doesn’t deserve Rush Limbaugh.

He’s going to be a shitty person until he finally dies. Pity so many better men and women left us before him.

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:06:45pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:07:31pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:11:31pm

re: #124 Belafon

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Not only the other 28 but the bigger states too. I dislike Sanders as you guys know. And a big part of it is because of how he’s taught his supporters to deal with disappointments.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:12:26pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:13:25pm

re: #108 aatharuv

The Iranian government is showing scary incompetence. The Iranian health minister was infected with corona virus, and visibly coughing at a press conference. And it gets worse….

Coronavirus Could Break Iranian Society

Different religion from Pence; same denial of reality in favor of dogma.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:15:18pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:15:50pm

Because I didn’t like hearing it at all

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:16:16pm

re: #129 Scottish Dragon

This is one of those “little things” that makes Trump uniquely bad. He only wants yes men and women.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:17:51pm
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Florida Panhandler  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:19:57pm

re: #23 jaunte

It will also create a divide amongst Trump and his large percentage of followers who subscribe to conspiracy in general. The conspiratorial mindset is very narcissistic looking out only for oneself and generally they are looking for ways to see through a coverup. A pandemic is enough of a reality that huge numbers of Trump marks will choose their own lives over the lies and con jobs attempted by Trump on this issue.

Look for Fox News talking heads to quickly split with Trump if a true US outbreak happens and casualties of this dereliction of duty start to happen.

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sagehen  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:20:27pm

re: #105 Belafon

How to look for an upside: ‘Stay at home’ stocks like Peloton and Netflix could be refuge from coronavirus sell-off, says MKM

“AirBnb a viable option after family’s children disappear in Thanos’ snap.”

Clorox had a big up today as well.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:21:52pm

re: #117 Targetpractice

The only thing this administration ever coordinates is its lies, wanting to make sure everybody’s on the same page and no “disloyal” elements are telling the public the truth. So when the WH says they’re coordinating, it’s because they got caught peddling bullshit and are now scrambling to clamp down on the spread of truth so that their lies are the only thing the public hears.

And it is doomed to failure. Does anybody actually believe that this maladministration can muzzle the individual States? As the outbreak continues, the individual States will be releasing the number of people who either became ill and recovered or died. There is nothing this maladministration can do to prevent that. Said States will also be demanding valid information about treating the infection as well. If they don’t get it, they will be raising even more hell.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:26:07pm

re: #480 unproven innocence

That there bird sure is a good climber. :) Amazing how many people will swear that Peacocks can’t fly. I’ve personally seen them fly.

I can too fly, I just don’t feel like it!
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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:28:26pm
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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:31:00pm

Current mood (and yeah, it’s a riff on zombies and conspiracy theories and all):

Metallica - All Nightmare Long [Official Music Video] [HD]

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makeitstop  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:32:17pm

re: #124 Belafon

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That Bernie Bro annoyed me about two seconds into his’question.’

Are they all like that?

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:33:56pm

re: #139 makeitstop

That Bernie Bro annoyed me about two seconds into his’question.’

Are they all like that?

Only when they talk.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:34:17pm

re: #115 Targetpractice

Maggie again working as stenographer, simply repeating the BS the administration is using to justify this clamp-down on the free flow of info in an effort to avoid losing “access.”

If you are stenographing you are lying.
because you are misrepresenting reality
on purpose

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:35:36pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:35:57pm

re: #139 makeitstop

That Bernie Bro annoyed me about two seconds into his’question.’

Are they all like that?

Well actually. //

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:37:59pm

re: #143 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Well actually. //

I see what you did there….

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:38:12pm

re: #133 Florida Panhandler

It will also create a divide amongst Trump and his large percentage of followers who subscribe to conspiracy in general. The conspiratorial mindset is very narcissistic looking out only for oneself and generally they are looking for ways to see through a coverup. A pandemic is enough of a reality that huge numbers of Trump marks will choose their own lives over the lies and con jobs attempted by Trump on this issue.

Look for Fox News talking heads to quickly split with Trump if a true US outbreak happens and casualties of this dereliction of duty start to happen.

These people think every goddamn thing every goddamn day is a “conspiracy”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:40:35pm

re: #144 Scottish Dragon

I see what you did there….

All jokes aside, what genuinely frustrates me about them and I say this from the bottom of my heart since I have a brother who really likes a lot of what Bernie says but they don’t understand the process. They’re correct about problems of our society. Wealth disparities are real. That we spend a lot on the military while wanting to cut other programs is an issue. The drug war is awful too. However, that all doesn’t get done with the President. You need a strong legislative majority and Bernie has never cared about that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:41:20pm

DOW now down over 900.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:41:29pm

This needs to go up on posters all over the country

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:42:00pm
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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:44:17pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

Current Dow mood (−920.61 (3.42%))

Tom Petty: Free Fallin’

Tom Petty - Free Fallin’

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:44:32pm

re: #146 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

All jokes aside, what genuinely frustrates me about them and I say this from the bottom of my heart since I have a brother who really likes a lot of what Bernie says but they don’t understand the process. They’re correct about problems of our society. Wealth disparities are real. That we spend a lot on the military while wanting to cut other programs is an issue. The drug war is awful too. However, that all doesn’t get done with the President. You need a strong legislative majority and Bernie has never cared about that.

This is why there is such hostility to him from the super delegates the NYT talked to. Bernie refuses to build relationships with anybody else and just makes demands. He has 3 decades of failure on the Hill and the cult seems to think that means he will do GREAT in the WH.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:46:01pm

re: #150 lawhawk

Possibility of a dip below 26 000 by days end. To put that in perspective the index was knocking on the door of 30 000 only weeks ago.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:47:36pm

re: #151 Scottish Dragon

This is why there is such hostility to him from the super delegates the NYT talked to. Bernie refuses to build relationships with anybody else and just makes demands. He has 3 decades of failure on the Hill and the cult seems to think that means he will do GREAT in the WH.

Yeah backbenchers make terrible leaders. What is telling to me is the same type of personality that loves Bernie now are the same people who I knew that loved Ron Paul a decade ago. I won’t call them stupid. That would be a dick move but a lot of them I really don’t think understand how presidential politics actually works. And I want to laugh my ass off when I see FDR called a socialist.

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:47:39pm

re: #152 Eclectic Cyborg

26000 is the floor at the moment, but if it drops through that, expect it to drop a whole lot more tomorrow too (and watch for a slight buy back as folks go bargain hunting among the wreckage).

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:48:59pm

I picked up some water, some canned foods, toilet paper, and a peloton at the Market Basket on my way home today.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:49:34pm

re: #155 Barefoot Grin

I picked up some water, some canned foods, toilet paper, and a peloton at the Market Basket on my way home today.

Better get the bleach!

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:52:39pm

Looking for a Peloton conversion kit for bike-powered lighting.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:53:06pm

Over 1k down, fell below 26k

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:53:36pm

re: #156 Scottish Dragon

Better get the bleach!

Damnit. I knew there was something I forgot. And Flintstones Chewables with Morphine!

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:53:41pm

re: #154 lawhawk

25,918.87 And like that 26,000 is in the rear view mirror: Dow down -1,038.72 (-3.85%)
As of 3:53PM EST. Market open.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:54:21pm

I mean you all know I prefer Biden to Warren but Warren I give tons of props for the CFPB. I admire the hell out of that because the government should be protecting consumers. I think that’s an important part of government. And she got it implemented. Bernie’s had tons of ideas about what’s wrong with our society going back to when my father was getting in trouble at patriarchal school. There’s not a lot of solutions he’s made despite being in Washington since 1990. Now you can act like “Oh, it’s just because Washington will never listen to a man with bold ideas like Bernie” but Ted Kennedy and Barney Frank were and are just as much left wing as Bernie if not more so and they have receipts and maybe the fact that Bernie can’t get anything done is on Bernie. I don’t mind the young progressives in the Democratic Party, I welcome them but please try to get stuff passed before you act like you speak for all or even most of us. I’m no moderate. I don’t think we should be uncritical of capitalism but I also don’t believe acting like everything would be peachy if we were socialist is right either. And besides despite what they say, the Nordics really aren’t socialist. We need to implement some sort of American social democracy based on what works here.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:55:07pm

re: #160 lawhawk

25,918.87 And like that 26,000 is in the rear view mirror: Dow down -1,038.72 (-3.85%)
As of 3:53PM EST. Market open.

What was the Dow during the Recession? Sorry I was 20 at the time and focused on transferring colleges.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:55:25pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:56:05pm

re: #163 Patricia Kayden

I see what the WaPo did there.

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:56:46pm

re: #163 Patricia Kayden

When he moves to Russia, he’ll be Out Of Reach.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:59:05pm

re: #165 jaunte

When he moves to Russia, he’ll be Out Of Reach.

Well, I hope someone will be Out For Justice for him via an Executive Decision. (Yeah I had to look up Seagal movies, they never were my cup of tea).

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:59:14pm

Down 1146.

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 12:59:38pm

We’ve entered the freefall portion of our program, folks.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:00:30pm

re: #157 jaunte

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Looking for a Peloton conversion kit for bike-powered lighting.

SOYLENT GREEN IS EDWARD G. ROBINSON!!!

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b.d. (We're gonna win)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:00:56pm

re: #167 Belafon

Down 1146.

The markets sure are taking this whole Bernie thing really bad!

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:00:57pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:01:08pm

re: #168 Belafon

We’ve entered the freefall portion of our program, folks.

WHEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:01:31pm

Wow. DOW dropped off the fucking cliff. Down almost 1200.

President Babypants is going to be pissed.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:02:10pm

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow. DOW dropped off the fucking cliff. Down almost 1200.

President Babypants is going to be pissed.

-1,194.98 (-4.43%)

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makeitstop  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:02:30pm

re: #155 Barefoot Grin

I picked up some water, some canned foods, toilet paper, and a peloton at the Market Basket on my way home today.

I got some groceries, some peanut butter
To last a couple of days
But I ain’t got no speakers
Ain’t got no headphones
Ain’t got no records to play

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:02:38pm

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow. DOW dropped off the fucking cliff. Down almost 1200.

President Babypants is going to be pissed.

Nearly 4.5% of its value lost in one day.

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Disloyal Archangel  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:03:10pm

Hope it comes to pass. A winning ticket IMHO.

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b.d. (We're gonna win)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:03:22pm

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow. DOW dropped off the fucking cliff. Down almost 1200.

President Babypants is going to be pissed.

Time for another press conference!

//

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:03:29pm

Jesus H Fuck!

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Dread Pirate  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:03:33pm

Meanwhile in the castle of the crazy king…

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:04:38pm

re: #162 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

There were a series of rollercoaster days and weeks like this.

There were three separate occasions where the markets dropped more than 7% from September to December 2008 (a 4th day was just shy of 7%). There were also a couple of big recovery days: the 2008 crisis included two separate days in October in which there were 10% drops.

Overall the markets shed nearly 50% of their value from their pre-crisis high.

This week’s losses are about 10% in total.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:05:49pm

re: #177 Disloyal Archangel

(insert Ben Stiller Starsky and Hutch “Do it!” meme here)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:05:58pm

re: #177 Disloyal Archangel

I think that would be an excellent ticket. It’s whatever Kamala wants though. She’d be great at whatever she does after this year.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:06:29pm

re: #183 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think that would be an excellent ticket. It’s whatever Kamala wants though. She’d be great at whatever she does after this year.

She’d be a great AG.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:06:58pm

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow. DOW dropped off the fucking cliff. Down almost 1200.

President Babypants is going to be pissed.

He actually thinks he’s got control over the market

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:07:06pm

re: #180 Dread Pirate

Meanwhile in the castle of the crazy king…

You can tell how seriously he’s taking this. I still say John Goodman for Trump in the Coen Brothers telling of this story though. Belafon sold me on Cillian Murphy playing Jared though I want Michael Cera in his breakout dramatic role playing Jared.

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:07:08pm

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow. DOW dropped off the fucking cliff. Down almost 1200.

President Babypants is going to be pissed.

See, this is why Trump had to include economic advisors in the coronavirus response group. //

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:07:14pm

re: #180 Dread Pirate

Meanwhile in the castle of the crazy king…

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b.d. (We're gonna win)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:07:56pm

re: #185 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

He actually thinks he’s got control over the market

Better send in Jared!!

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uriel  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:07:57pm

re: #180 Dread Pirate

Meanwhile in the castle of the crazy king…

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Oh for fuck’s sake.

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Semper Fi  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:08:01pm

From this point news from health officials must be considered a lie as info must be cleared by the WH. Pence to control all messaging from officials.

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:08:17pm

Volatility index (VIX) is also well above 30. That’s another warning sign that the markets aren’t finding a footing.

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:08:32pm

re: #180 Dread Pirate

Meanwhile in the castle of the crazy king…

Someone get that man a fiddle.

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:08:44pm

re: #186 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

You can tell how seriously he’s taking this. I still say John Goodman for Trump in the Coen Brothers telling of this story though. Belafon sold me on Cillian Murphy playing Jared though I want Michael Cera in his breakout dramatic role playing Jared.

No, don’t put that on Goodman!

He’s too connected with a guy who told a Donnie he’s out of his depth; he shouldn’t be made to portray a Donnie who’s out of his depth!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:08:47pm

re: #184 Blind Frog Belly White

She’d be a great AG.

AG, SCOTUS, Senator, VP. I do think I know who Biden was talking about when he said it’s time to name an African-American woman to SCOTUS. And she’d be a great pick too-Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:08:58pm

re: #185 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

He actually thinks he’s got control over the market

He’s prepared to shout loudly at investors who aren’t confident.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:09:13pm

re: #193 Belafon

Someone get that man a fiddle.

I’d say it was really a lyre, but there’s already a big one of those in the WH.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:09:31pm

re: #194 Chrysicat

No, don’t put that on Goodman!

He’s too connected with a guy who told a Donnie he’s out of his depth; he shouldn’t be made to portray a Donnie who’s out of his depth!

That would be the brilliance of it. I can’t think of any other Coen alums to play him though. I wouldn’t mind Buscemi in a fat suit playing Bannon.

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:09:48pm

re: #193 Belafon

Someone get that man a fiddle.

No, I think this isn’t exactly Nero, but we need to make sure he doesn’t own any horses should Florida have a Senate vacancy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:10:15pm

re: #198 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That would be the brilliance of it. I can’t think of any other Coen alums to play him though. I wouldn’t mind Buscemi in a fat suit playing Bannon.

You never know. Bannon wears so many shirts, maybe he’s skinny under all that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:10:33pm

re: #199 Chrysicat

No, I think this isn’t exactly Nero, but we need to make sure he doesn’t own any horses should Florida have a Senate vacancy.

That was Caligula

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:11:51pm

re: #200 Blind Frog Belly White

You never know. Bannon wears so many shirts, maybe he’s skinny under all that.

Yeah and whiskey doesn’t make you fat.

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:11:55pm

re: #201 Blind Frog Belly White

That was Caligula

That was my point. Not exactly Nero.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:12:29pm

re: #203 Chrysicat

That was my point. Not exactly Nero.

Ah!

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:13:19pm

I wonder if one of the things that scared the market at the end was the market itself. Goldman Sachs is asking clients who have recently traveled out of the country to not come to their meeting about the coronavirus. cnbc.com.

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:14:19pm

re: #205 Belafon

I wonder if one of the things that scared the market at the end was the market itself. Goldman Sachs is asking clients who have recently traveled out of the country to not come to their meeting about the coronavirus. cnbc.com.

I’d post “Getting Better” by the Beatles here but I’m not sure if they meant it sarcastically or seriously.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:14:22pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:14:27pm

re: #205 Belafon

I think investors are caught off guard by how fast this thing is moving.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:14:37pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:15:42pm

re: #207 The Pie Overlord!

Prager’s going to need find a new grift.

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Chrysicat  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:16:13pm

re: #207 The Pie Overlord!

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:18:43pm

re: #209 goddamnedfrank

I myself prefer the elbow bump and will be using from now until forever.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:18:58pm

re: #205 Belafon

I wonder if one of the things that scared the market at the end was the market itself. Goldman Sachs is asking clients who have recently traveled out of the country to not come to their meeting about the coronavirus. cnbc.com.

Everyone’s heading for the door.

I remember the October 1987 crash. 22.6% in a day.

Folks at Genentech had discovered borrowing on margin, so a lot of us borrowed against our stock from the Employee Stock Plan, myself included. I never got a margin call, but I did want to sell some to cover, to avoid it. First, calling Schwab took multiple tries before I got a ring instead of a busy signal, then it rang forever. Then it took a while to sell.

That was crazy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:19:19pm

re: #18 jaunte

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I was wondering who would be the first to play the IRL Dustin Hoffman/Matt Damon character (choose your favorite epidemic movie)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:20:43pm

Here I will point out that in Japan neither handshakes or fist bumps are common. Genuflecting slightly is.

And Japan has now many cases o COVID-19.

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BeenHereAwhile  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:22:26pm

re: #49 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I had a service issue with Comcast and called a listed service number. I was taken around the loop twice on automated responses that I knew would not address the issue. At no point was I offered more than limited options that I knew would not work, or even an option to speak directly to an agent. Eventually back at their main menu I managed by going into non-tech issue options to get to an agent.

And the first thing I told the agent was that if I got snarky it was not their fault and that I was upset at the automated system.

And then the agent went through *their* script that had no solutions for me and just piled on the meaningless customer service platitudes. About 20 seconds in I just responded “yes”, “no thank you”, “yes” repeatedly to end the call as quickly as possible.

If you’re in an automated phone system loop, usually pressing “0” multiple times will transfer you to a human agent.

Then if all else fails, tell the agent to turn to the page in their script book that tells them to escalate you to a supervisor.

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Interesting Times  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:22:37pm

re: #209 goddamnedfrank

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I think the Japanese have everyone beat when it comes to a contact- and germ-free greeting.

Though as freetoken pointed out above, they have plenty COVID-19 cases anyway. Or is that because they’ve added Western handshakes to their greeting repertoire? o.O

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lawhawk  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:22:52pm

re: #215 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Here I will point out that in Japan neither handshakes or fist bumps are common. Genuflecting slightly is.

And Japan has now many cases o COVID-19.

And one of the common things among Asian cultures is wearing face-masks, even before COVID-19. So there’s that too.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:24:49pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:26:42pm
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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:27:23pm

re: #220 goddamnedfrank

*waves from across field*

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:28:24pm

re: #177 Disloyal Archangel

Hope it comes to pass. A winning ticket IMHO.

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In which Biden (if he wins) will hand off the baton to her to run for President before the 2024 convention. It’s a great move if it happens.

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:29:46pm
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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:30:23pm

“…The whistleblower is seeking federal protection because she alleges she was unfairly and improperly reassigned after raising concerns about the safety of these workers to HHS officials, including those within the office of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. She was told Feb. 19 that if she does not accept the new position in 15 days, which is March 5, she would be terminated.”

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Dave In Austin  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:30:31pm

All I can think of is Meghan Kelly with the:

“Terrorist Fistbump!!!!!! “ (Y’all).

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:31:22pm

“…After their deployments, the workers returned to their normal duties, some taking commercial airline flights to return to their offices around the country, the lawyers said.”

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:33:22pm

re: #215 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Here I will point out that in Japan neither handshakes or fist bumps are common. Genuflecting slightly is.

And Japan has now many cases o COVID-19.

Somewhat relevant context: Japan’s average population density is also 3.7 times higher than the US and public transit is orders of magnitude more useful and therefore popular.

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Interesting Times  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:33:42pm

re: #223 jaunte

Throwback Thursday :/

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:33:45pm

re: #223 jaunte

I keep thinking of the Umbrella Corporation.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:35:02pm

re: #133 Florida Panhandler

It will also create a divide amongst Trump and his large percentage of followers who subscribe to conspiracy in general. The conspiratorial mindset is very narcissistic looking out only for oneself and generally they are looking for ways to see through a coverup. A pandemic is enough of a reality that huge numbers of Trump marks will choose their own lives over the lies and con jobs attempted by Trump on this issue.

Look for Fox News talking heads to quickly split with Trump if a true US outbreak happens and casualties of this dereliction of duty start to happen.

Wish I could agree with this. But:

Trumpista family member are all still adamant that they’d rather die of coronavirus than pay an extra cent in taxes for “damn socialist med’cine.”

Coronavirus: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:35:23pm

re: #228 Interesting Times

Throwback Thursday :/

That also reminds me: In an excuse to play more Stones, kxt pointed out that today in music history, Keith Richards was arrested for heroin possession.

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b.d. (We're gonna win)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:36:48pm

re: #228 Interesting Times

Throwback Thursday :/

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The Trump gang is setting up the world for a disastrous pandemic

I almost feel stupid for not having that on my Trump Bingo Card.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:36:54pm
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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:38:20pm

re: #230 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Wish I could agree with this. But:

Trumpista family member are all still adamant that they’d rather die of coronavirus than pay an extra cent in taxes for “damn socialist med’cine.”

Coronavirus: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

“But it’s not socialism if I use it!”

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:39:05pm
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:39:08pm

re: #217 Interesting Times

I think the Japanese have everyone beat when it comes to a contact- and germ-free greeting.

Though as freetoken pointed out above, they have plenty COVID-19 cases anyway. Or is that because they’ve added Western handshakes to their greeting repertoire? o.O

It still gets all over subway straps, escalator handles, grocery cart handles, etc. Tokyo was the place where my wife and baby son both got really sick (we were there that time for about a year).

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:39:12pm

re: #227 goddamnedfrank

Somewhat relevant context: Japan’s average population density is also 3.7 times higher than the US and public transit is orders of magnitude more useful and therefore popular.

Yes… but the “US” includes vast open spaces in TX, MT, AK, etc.

While Japanese cities are more dense than cities in the US (outside of Manhattan), the major population centers in the US are not that much less dense than Japan outside of Tokyo and Osaka.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:40:28pm

re: #235 goddamnedfrank

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jaunte  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:41:17pm
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Ace Rothstein  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:41:19pm

It’s time for the Democrats to take charge and begin the hearings. Subpoena every motherfucker you need to come testify. This administration is a threat to the health of our country.

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:41:20pm

re: #237 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yes… but the “US” includes vast open spaces in TX, MT, AK, etc.

While Japanese cities are more dense than cities in the US (outside of Manhattan), the major population centers in the US are not that much less dense than Japan outside of Tokyo and Osaka.

So, take Japan, and add handshaking.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:41:41pm

I figure a likely scenario is that Trump et al. try to happytalk their way through this, till the shit gets too deep, then they swing to the other end of the spectrum with draconic measures.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:41:47pm

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People’s lives and health were generally unaffected by inauguration crowd size…

That doesn’t negate the premise of the argument.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:42:03pm

Apparently cuisine carries diseases:

Chinese eateries in Australia in crisis as virus spooks customers

Some 8000 kilometres from Hubei province - where this coronavirus outbreak began - once-thriving Asian food districts in Sydney and Melbourne have been turned into “ghost towns”.

Outside a small eatery in Sydney’s Eastwood, a suburb with a large Chinese community, a chalk board tries to reassure and lure in customers with words written in Mandarin: “The restaurant has been sanitised!”

[…]

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:43:31pm

re: #244 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Apparently cuisine carries diseases:

Chinese eateries in Australia in crisis as virus spooks customers

I heard last night that San Francisco’s Chinatown is becoming a ghost town. Some restaurants are seeing one table for the whole night.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:44:55pm

re: #243 Backwoods_Sleuth

That doesn’t negate the premise of the argument.

Supports it, really.

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Mike Lamb  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:44:57pm

re: #237 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yes… but the “US” includes vast open spaces in TX, MT, AK, etc.

While Japanese cities are more dense than cities in the US (outside of Manhattan), the major population centers in the US are not that much less dense than Japan outside of Tokyo and Osaka.

Tokyo and Osaka metro areas have the combined population of California and New York State.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:45:20pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:45:39pm

re: #213 Blind Frog Belly White

I remember the October 1987 crash. 22.6% in a day.

I was in the Netherlands visiting my relatives at that time. When I saw TV the lead story showed pictures of the US stock exchange - it wasn’t until I got back to the states that I found out that the stock market tanked.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:45:48pm

re: #246 Blind Frog Belly White

Supports it, really.

I’m waiting for someone on the Right to argue that Trump only lies about unimportant things, and he’d NEVER lie about important stuff like THIS!

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:46:37pm

re: #234 Belafon

“But it’s not socialism if I use it!”

Them: “That jes’ my own tax money, comin’ back at me.”

Me: Um. How much do you pay in taxes? And how much do you get in crop subsidies, and discounted insurance and now to offset the trade war”

Them: (scowl forming)

Me: Hey, I’ve been having a bad year because of the trade war myself. Can I get a slice of your socialism checks? I pay taxes too.

Them: (unintelligible cursing)

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b.d. (We're gonna win)  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:48:11pm

re: #250 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m waiting for someone on the Right to argue that Trump only lies about unimportant things, and he’d NEVER lie about important stuff like THIS!

DAMN DEMOCRAT CORONAVIRUS!!!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:53:32pm

Graph of new COVID-19 cases:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:54:40pm

Whoops… missed the graph, over time:

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makeitstop  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:55:42pm

Did anybody catch Gaetz’ big CPAC announcement? I’ve been looking and can’t find anything.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:56:35pm

Needed a distraction from all the bullshit, so Bear got a bath. I think he’s even sick of the bullshit because it means bath time.

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makeitstop  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:57:32pm

re: #255 makeitstop

Did anybody catch Gaetz’ big CPAC announcement? I’ve been looking and can’t find anything.

I guess this is it: he says he’s not taking any PAC money.

I guess he’s got enough rubles socked away that he figures he won’t need it.

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makeitstop  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:58:22pm

re: #256 GlutenFreeJesus

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Needed a distraction from all the bullshit, so Bear got a bath. I think he’s even sick of the bullshit because it means bath time.

That look just screams ‘Why, Human???’

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:58:31pm
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BeenHereAwhile  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:59:15pm

re: #215 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Here I will point out that in Japan neither handshakes or fist bumps are common. Genuflecting slightly is.

And Japan has now many cases o COVID-19.

covid19japan.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 27, 2020 • 1:59:50pm
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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:00:52pm

Oh, yeah, guess where the Olympics are this year.

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:02:42pm

The argument isn’t that not handshaking is going to keep us from becoming Japan, it’s that handshaking is going to make us worse.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:04:04pm

re: #262 Belafon

Part of the reason the Japanese are clamping down so hard right now on public gatherings is an attempt to get over the hump wrt new infections as soon as possible.

This will hopefully see the Olympics occurring after COVID-19 cases peak worldwide.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:04:47pm

Oh my!

^VIX hit 40!

Bette Davis time. Fasten your seat belts, Dow’s gonna take a bumpy ride!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:06:42pm

re: #258 makeitstop

Like Obi Wan when Alderaan was destroyed.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:07:21pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:09:45pm

re: #245 Blind Frog Belly White

I heard last night that San Francisco’s Chinatown is becoming a ghost town. Some restaurants are seeing one table for the whole night.

My sister’s friend was shopping at her local Jewel supermarket a couple days ago when she saw a great bargain on packaged fresh salmon. She was putting it in her shopping cart when she noticed it was imported from China — and she immediately put it back. She said that it looked like no one was willing to purchase it despite the extraordinarily low price.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:10:10pm

re: #229 Belafon

I keep thinking of the Umbrella Corporation.

Umbrella wasn’t exactly competent, but they were way the fuck better organized than the Trump Admin.

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BeachDem  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:12:31pm

re: #155 Barefoot Grin

I picked up some water, some canned foods, toilet paper, and a peloton at the Market Basket on my way home today.

Wow, the Demoulas have really expanded their inventory!
/

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retired cynic  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:14:52pm

re: #226 jaunte

“…After their deployments, the workers returned to their normal duties, some taking commercial airline flights to return to their offices around the country, the lawyers said.”

The whistleblower should just go breathe on all of her superiors, right up through Azar. Cough when she gets there. //?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:15:27pm

A Southern California city is barring people who were on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship from entering its town

Leaders of Costa Mesa are blocking COVID-19 patients from being transferred to a nearly-empty hospital in the Southern California city.

A US district judge issued the restraining order last week and extended it until Monday, during which time state and federal officials will share more of their plans regarding housing patients in Costa Mesa.

[…]

Costa Mesa is, btw, Jesus-central for SoCal’s charismatic/evangelical crowd.

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:15:38pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:17:26pm

Not a peep from Orange Foolius since the markets closed.

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Belafon  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:18:34pm

re: #273 DodgerFan1988

When a scene shows the two of them together, it should cut to the scene from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle where Karen Gillan and Dwayne Johnson’s characters are trying to kiss.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:19:03pm

re: #274 Eclectic Cyborg

Not a peep from Orange Foolius since the markets closed.

He’s probably busy binging cheeseburgers and screaming at his aides.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:21:51pm

re: #274 Eclectic Cyborg

Not a peep from Orange Foolius since the markets closed.

he hasn’t tweeted in more than 8 hours,and that was just to promote his SC rally tomorrow.

my best guess is that they darted him…or have him distracted with cauliflower/mashed potatoes…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:24:51pm
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BeachDem  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:25:07pm

re: #163 Patricia Kayden

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Is actor Steven Seagal the biggest jerk in Hollywood?
82% yes
18% no

10,042 people have voted in this poll.

reelrundown.com

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makeitstop  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:30:32pm

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

he hasn’t tweeted in more than 8 hours,and that was just to promote his SC rally tomorrow.

my best guess is that they darted him…or have him distracted with cauliflower/mashed potatoes…

I just saw this -

Maybe he’s coming out to blame Obama some more…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:35:18pm

re: #279 BeachDem

Is actor Steven Seagal the biggest jerk in Hollywood?
82% yes
18% no

10,042 people have voted in this poll.

reelrundown.com

I honestly have to vote no because there are at least a dozen bigger assholes in Hollywood!

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EPR-radar  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:36:21pm

re: #280 makeitstop

Wouldn’t it be nice if the US had an electorate that was certain to punish such gross stupidity in a president?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:38:12pm

re: #273 DodgerFan1988

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I wish Strzok and Page could sue those assholes!

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:38:55pm

re: #6 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Actually it was physics, and poor road design.

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William Lewis  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:40:17pm

re: #279 BeachDem

Is actor Steven Seagal the biggest jerk in Hollywood?
82% yes
18% no

10,042 people have voted in this poll.

reelrundown.com

Hmm. I’d have to say no if only because of Mel Gibson…

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:42:45pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:43:19pm

re: #280 makeitstop

I just saw this -

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Maybe he’s coming out to blame Obama some more…

Because Trump spouting bullshit about the virus worked SO well last time.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:43:59pm

re: #286 goddamnedfrank

Life gets ever faster in the age of Twitter.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:44:06pm

re: #286 goddamnedfrank

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Note the second fastest ALSO happened under Trumps watch.

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BeachDem  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:47:14pm

re: #281 Joe Bacon 🌹

I honestly have to vote no because there are at least a dozen bigger assholes in Hollywood!

re: #285 William Lewis

Hmm. I’d have to say no if only because of Mel Gibson…

Oh, it’s a stiff competition, but the article presents a pretty strong case—and it’s a few years old, so doesn’t have some of his later assholiness.

I’d definitely put him in the top 10/

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:48:47pm

re: #281 Joe Bacon 🌹

I honestly have to vote no because there are at least a dozen bigger assholes in Hollywood!

Harvey Weinstein for the win.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:50:24pm

Veryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryverycool

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:51:49pm

re: #291 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Harvey Weinstein for the win.

Kevin Spacey and James Woods in a dead heat for 2nd.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:52:08pm

so at the press conference:

Responding to a question about the likelihood of a U.S. outbreak, he [Trump] said, “I don’t think it’s inevitable.

i would have loved a reporter, any reporter to ask:
“what do those scientists standing behind you think?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:53:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:54:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:55:53pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:55:57pm

re: #291 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Harvey Weinstein for the win.

Oh he’s #1 on my list!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 27, 2020 • 2:56:47pm

re: #293 Eclectic Cyborg

Kevin Spacey and James Woods in a dead heat for 2nd.

Yes they are also on KoKo Bacon The Executioner’s Little List!

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makeitstop  Feb 27, 2020 • 3:15:14pm

re: #292 goddamnedfrank

Veryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryveryverycool

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And then those people who assisted the COVID19 patients without any protection got on flights that took them to various points around the US.

It’s almost like they want an epidemic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 27, 2020 • 3:26:49pm

re: #300 makeitstop

And then those people who assisted the COVID19 patients without any protection got on flights that took them to various points around the US.

It’s almost like they want an epidemic.

pretty sure that’s the re-election campaign plan

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fern01  Feb 27, 2020 • 3:50:10pm

re: #152 Eclectic Cyborg

Possibility of a dip below 26 000 by days end. To put that in perspective the index was knocking on the door of 30 000 only weeks ago.

Trump should be able to tweet when it reaches 25000 for the third time.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 27, 2020 • 4:22:15pm

re: #280 makeitstop

I just saw this -

[Embedded content]

Maybe he’s coming out to blame Obama some more…

The press should arrange to simultaneously sneeze at some point simply for some nice photos of Trump flipping out.
//

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 28, 2020 • 5:53:49am

re: #53 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

“Please blow into this tube first if you want another beer.”
//

I always get slapped when I say that to a bar patron.


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