Anna Meredith Is Reinventing Pop: “Inhale Exhale”

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Anna Meredith’s most pop song to date taken from her forthcoming album FIBS released on Moshi Moshi / Black Prince Fury on 25 October: annameredith.plctrmm.to

She plays a very intimate sold-out album launch show with her band at Lancaster Rooms at Somerset House on 24th October.

Saturated in euphoric rave melodies, her own vocals roll on top of the jittering synths - “Inhale Exhale is underpinned with lyrics exploring a more sinister and pessimistic take on what ‘living’ or having a ‘wild time’ might be for a cautious person like myself so despite the upbeat feel, the opening line which sets the mood is ‘you say you’re dancing in the deep end, but to me it looks like drowning’’’

See FIBS live around the UK in February 2020: annameredith.com

Directed by Simon Owens

Thanks to: Jack, Sam, Tom, Maddie, Rusty, Chris, Nathan, Tanya, Phil, Chris, Eleanor & Alex

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:21:03pm
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Belafon  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:25:33pm

Starting in the morning, the first hour Target is open will be for the elderly and high risk individuals.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:27:34pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:29:28pm

Like many of us nerds on the internet, I’ve been reading the Imperial College paper discussing Covid-19 mitigation.

They make a case that closing schools/colleges now will make a difference in total deaths. However, if the closures are limited to just a few months, come fall there is another explosion of cases almost as high as the first peak.

This problem was brought forward a few days ago, before the latest change in UK policy. The UK authorities argued that closing schools now would be counter productive.

Yet there is a lot of pressure in the UK to close the schools.

Anyway, the important take away from that paper is that for the mitigation actions to be most effective they are assumed to be in place for five months.

5 months.

It’s going to be difficult for many Americans to be without public entertainment that long. I gather most mom-and-pop restaurants will go out of business. Etc.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:31:05pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:31:09pm

re: #3 Belafon

The Longername clan has been wildly successful in certain locales. But here the Longname guy wins. Few people realize, though, that they have the same ancestor, and the surname was shortened by a census taker in 1900.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:37:12pm

If you’re asking this question, you don’t really want an answer:

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Dread Pirate  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:42:05pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:43:28pm
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Belafon  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:44:48pm

re: #9 goddamnedfrank

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Right now, the likes on her tweet total 69. It should not changen

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:45:51pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:47:11pm

re: #8 Dread Pirate

‘Late Tuesday SFO declared marijuana dispensaries were essential and could remain open.’

Man, how is Elon Musk going to take that?
Dispensaries essential, Tesla manufacture not.
I mean, it’s not at all likely that he gets his weed from a dispensary

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:48:47pm

I’ve found the practice of eating bats revolting ever since I first became aware of it more than 50 years ago. I never thought it would cause the end of the world though. So I was wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:50:20pm

Well, Maxwell the Smart Car needs rear tires (safety bars are showing). I’ll need to call the tire shop in Scottsbluff and special order them (they don’t carry our car’s tires).

On the flip side, we don’t really need to go anywhere.

My wife just suggested hitting the bank and getting about $1,000 in cash out, so we can pay local people to do stuff for us as necessary.

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Chrysicat  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:50:56pm

1 AM thread? I’m guessing somebody’s circadian rhythms are already thrown off due to being homebound:

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Chrysicat  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:54:04pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:54:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:55:05pm

re: #13 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’ve found the practice of eating bats revolting ever since I first became aware of it more than 50 years ago. I never thought it would cause the end of the world though. So I was wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time.

As some media outlets cover the coronavirus, journalists are mixing up wet markets and wildlife markets. But most wet markets are not wildlife markets, and confusing the two is dangerous.

“Wet” markets are what China calls its fresh food markets, the kind you see all over the developing world and in many parts of Europe, where small stalls sell fresh vegetables and butchers sell meat, primarily pork. They are the daily market for tens of millions of Chinese who prefer to talk to the people who sell them produce, meat, seafood and tofu, and in small cities, are often the only outlet for small-scale farmers who can’t meet the supplier requirements for supermarkets. (Still, it’s important to differentiate: Most wet markets, especially in big cities, may look like farmers markets but are buying from the same wholesale suppliers as supermarkets.)

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Commentary: No, China’s fresh food markets did not cause coronavirus (Los Angeles Times)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 17, 2020 • 10:55:21pm

re: #15 Chrysicat

It’s still the 17th here in California.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:04:30pm

Here’s the important graph from the Imperial College paper. They put the US model results in an appendix.

The blue shading indicates the period for which mitigation measures are in place. Yes, it is five months, extends to September.

You can see that if we implement the strictest of measures, including closing schools, we won’t exceed our ICU bed capacity until a couple of months after lifting the measures. The secondary peak is almost as big as a no-measure peak, just occurs later in the year.

If we didn’t close schools, we will slightly exceed our ICU capacity near the end of the mitigation period, but only slightly. After mitigation ends, though, there is still an bump about two months afterwards in ICU demand, though smaller than in the early implementation of school closures.

This is the argument for not closing schools now, but implementing all other measures (social distancing, quarantine the ill, etc.)

So if we let the schools remain open now… then close them in the fall, the overall impact as far as hospitalizations and deaths would be less than both 1) doing nothing and 2) doing everything now.

However, I think the problem is that Trump and his administration are incapable of communicating this to the public. Trump is reactionary and will go with whatever gives him the biggest ratings.

And even further, I don’t know if the American public will put up with 5 months of social distancing anyway, even if the schools were open right now. Since we’re only two months away from the end of the school year anyway, we’ve sort of made our beds in this regard.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:06:39pm

re: #19 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s still the 17th here in California.

It just turned the 18th here in Mythical Time Zone. Since it’s midnight, time to go watch “Dark Shadows.”

We have plenty enough of that show to keep us busy for quite awhile.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:08:52pm

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🎃

(more)

Commentary: No, China’s fresh food markets did not cause coronavirus (Los Angeles Times)

I understand the difference. The article acknowledges that illegal exotic meats were sold in the Wuhan wet market. It pleads, reasonably enough, that this is a regulatory issue rather than a general indictment of the wet market system. I am not sure I understand your point.

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Chrysicat  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:09:46pm
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Chrysicat  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:12:49pm

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It just turned the 18th here in Mythical Time Zone. Since it’s midnight, time to go watch “Dark Shadows.”

We have plenty enough of that show to keep us busy for quite awhile.

I have a Real Ghostbusters DVD set I ordered just before everything went Blu-Ray, and I should really see about hitting the Disney+ website anyway.

Shame that anything with an HBOMax contract is likely to be illegal to stream in this country until after the crisis is somewhat over, since I suspect if all of its physical servers were in place already, it wouldn’t have been launching at the beginning of June.

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Chrysicat  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:15:11pm

re: #24 Chrysicat

I have a Real Ghostbusters DVD set I ordered just before everything went Blu-Ray, and I should really see about hitting the Disney+ website anyway.

Shame that anything with an HBOMax contract is likely to be illegal to stream in this country until after the crisis is somewhat over, since I suspect if all of its physical servers were in place already, it wouldn’t have been launching at the beginning of June.

And yes, I’m aware the show I mentioned doesn’t belong to Disney.

It was more a statement on “wow, I’ve got too much to view already”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:15:35pm

re: #22 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I understand the difference. The article acknowledges that illegal exotic meats were sold in the Wuhan wet market. It pleads, reasonably enough, that this is a regulatory issue rather than a general indictment of the wet market system. I am not sure I understand your point.

I actually cited the wrong article to you concerning bats, therefore the point went over my own head.

It appears they potentially traced so-called patient zero to a person in November who ate a bat.

1st known case of coronavirus traced back to November in China (Live Science)

A lot of people are confusing wet markets bad / supermarkets good, and confusing wet market with live slaughter and unsanitary conditions, which is not the case.

One thing the LAT article mentions is that poor regulation of those markets in China allows people to bring in exotic endangered animals.

They also note that exotic animal food sale is not limited to China (see Florida).

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:17:23pm

I see that Lubbock has recorded its first two cases of COVID19. It was briefly the largest city in the country that had not reported a case.
My security guard friend reports a new run on grocery stores, starting late since the announcement was made only at 7PM . He is not looking forward to it, since he was caught up in a toilet paper riot outside Sam’s Friday. A 77 year old man was arrested for assault and another person for parking his pickup on the sidewalk in front of the main door and threatening to drive through it, presumably directly to the TP section.

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sagehen  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:20:22pm

re: #7 Belafon

If you’re asking this question, you don’t really want an answer:

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:24:04pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:28:03pm

re: #4 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Like many of us nerds on the internet, I’ve been reading the Imperial College paper discussing Covid-19 mitigation.

They make a case that closing schools/colleges now will make a difference in total deaths. However, if the closures are limited to just a few months, come fall there is another explosion of cases almost as high as the first peak.

This problem was brought forward a few days ago, before the latest change in UK policy. The UK authorities argued that closing schools now would be counter productive.

Yet there is a lot of pressure in the UK to close the schools.

Anyway, the important take away from that paper is that for the mitigation actions to be most effective they are assumed to be in place for five months.

5 months.

It’s going to be difficult for many Americans to be without public entertainment that long. I gather most mom-and-pop restaurants will go out of business. Etc.

We may well be looking at Great Depression 2.0 - and we need to start taking into our decision-making processes how many millions will be severely impacted by that.

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sagehen  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:28:56pm

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It just turned the 18th here in Mythical Time Zone. Since it’s midnight, time to go watch “Dark Shadows.”

We have plenty enough of that show to keep us busy for quite awhile.

Have you watched any of “Supernatural”? They’re in their 15th season; more than 300 episodes so far.

Also, if you missed Ken Burns’ baseball documentary… it’s on-line for free until MLB starts up again. Burns convinced PBS this would be the American thing to do. 18 hours.

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:39:33pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 17, 2020 • 11:46:06pm

re: #27 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I see that Lubbock has recorded its first two cases of COVID19. It was briefly the largest city in the country that had not reported a case.
My security guard friend reports a new run on grocery stores, starting late since the announcement was made only at 7PM . He is not looking forward to it, since he was caught up in a toilet paper riot outside Sam’s Friday. A 77 year old man was arrested for assault and another person for parking his pickup on the sidewalk in front of the main door and threatening to drive through it, presumably directly to the TP section.

“What did you do in the Second Civil War, Grandpa?”

“I was part of the Lubbock Commerce Raiders, Toilet Paper Division.”

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 18, 2020 • 12:00:15am

re: #4 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Like many of us nerds on the internet, I’ve been reading the Imperial College paper discussing Covid-19 mitigation.

They make a case that closing schools/colleges now will make a difference in total deaths. However, if the closures are limited to just a few months, come fall there is another explosion of cases almost as high as the first peak.

This problem was brought forward a few days ago, before the latest change in UK policy. The UK authorities argued that closing schools now would be counter productive.

Yet there is a lot of pressure in the UK to close the schools.

Anyway, the important take away from that paper is that for the mitigation actions to be most effective they are assumed to be in place for five months.

5 months.

It’s going to be difficult for many Americans to be without public entertainment that long. I gather most mom-and-pop restaurants will go out of business. Etc.

We are going to need a lot of socialism, heavy government spending, on ordinary people, not just billionaires and multinational corporations.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 18, 2020 • 12:10:18am

Sanders got crushed. All he can accomplish by staying in the race now is to get people killed exposing themselves to covid-19 to vote.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 12:12:41am

re: #35 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Sanders got crushed. All he can accomplish by staying in the race now is to get people killed exposing themselves to covid-19 to vote.

Fortunately it’s vote-by-mail in Nebraska, so I can comfortably vote against him from the comfort of my own kitchen.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 12:15:50am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 18, 2020 • 12:18:34am

Bail out everyone. The Fed can just print the money, so it really is a free lunch. slate.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 12:45:51am

Your tax dollars at work.
Trump Adviser Paula White Asks for $91 “Seed” During Coronavirus Prayer Session (Goes to The Friendly Atheist)

Grifters gotta grift. However, Paula White works for the government now, and theoretically represents everyone in Trump’s “Faith and Opportunity Initiative” (spoiler, she doesn’t represent everyone).

During a thirty-minute prayer session she held on Facebook Live, she asked for “seed money” (the Prosperity Gospel version of passing the collection plate to make the pastor rich because you’ll “store up riches in Heaven”).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 1:02:10am

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The best I can tell, Paula White’s appeal to Psalm 91 is because that psalm refers to God’s protection from pestilence and other evils.

Psalm 91:1-16 (Goes to the on-line version of The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible)

If you’re into numerology, then if you flip $91, you get 19 (as in Covid-19).

She also asks as an alternative $9. Psalm 9 refers to destroying wicked heathens who bring death and destruction on the world with the wrath of God.

Psalm 9:1-20

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 1:07:46am

(8:33, cold open from Saturday Night Live)

Coronavirus Cold Open - SNL

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 1:27:35am

A bit of counter-evidence to the high death rate for a population, from SARS-Cov-19, are the Faroe Islands. This small enclave of Scandinavians have tested about 2% of their entire island, found 58 cases out of 933 tests. None of the 58 are in serious condition. However, their population may be a bit younger than say in Italy: corona.fo

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2020 • 1:28:25am
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2020 • 1:49:02am

Nineteen days ago I posted this.

We’re going to see more and more of these ads.

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Chrysicat  Mar 18, 2020 • 1:54:03am

re: #37 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Chrysicat  Mar 18, 2020 • 1:55:50am

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

Nineteen days ago I posted this.

We’re going to see more and more of these ads.

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I hope we see a few here, but unless they’re tweaked to attack Gardner for being a passive supporter of it, I doubt we will.

Biden seems very convinced we’re a Blue Wall state even when too much of that wall is Bernout dead-enders.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 2:23:19am

re: #46 Chrysicat

I hope we see a few here, but unless they’re tweaked to attack Gardner for being a passive supporter of it, I doubt we will.

Biden seems very convinced we’re a Blue Wall state even when too much of that wall is Bernout dead-enders.

And wingnuts in Weld County. Some of your secessionist wingnuttery in Weld County spills over the state line into Nebraska.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 2:36:11am

Global death count from COVID-19 has passed 8k.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 2:39:03am

Concerning so-called social media influencers.

Chiara Ferragni’s Instagram Stories Are Frightening, Comforting, and Waking 18 Million People Up to the Threat of Coronavirus (Goes to Glamour Magazine, the lede of the article):

Chiara Ferragni—the Italian model, fashion designer, and Instagram influencer—has a new bona fide: public health advocate. Since COVID-19 swept Milan, where she lives with her husband, Fedez, and their toddler, Ferragni has transitioned from her usual glamazon posts to dispatches meant to impress upon her 18 million followers the importance of not leaving their homes. (She is, thankfully, still sharing her “house look of the day,” driving me to consider how I might “style” my rotating cast of sweatpants.)

When it comes to social media, people have often said, “Instagram is not real life,” and never has that felt truer (or more twisted) than it does right now. This doesn’t feel like real life—watching a world-famous blogger become a voice of reason in our upside-down universe.

I would rather have Ms. Ferragni influencing people than Gwenyth Paltrow.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 2:40:01am

re: #48 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Global death count from COVID-19 has passed 8k.

Upfisting that comment makes it feel like I’m cheering it or something.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 18, 2020 • 2:47:52am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 2:48:29am

News release from the Panhandle Public Health District:

Scottsbluff County Health Department and Panhandle Public Health District have reexamined the itinerary of the Morrill Public Schools trip to the East Coast. The route was changed before the participants entered areas of known community spread of COVID-19. Their time in New York was at Niagara Falls on March 10, which was not an area of community spread. In light of this information, and what we know at this time, participants will not be asked to self-quarantine.We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation as we work at making these decisions.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 2:52:45am

Global case count now over 200k.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2020 • 2:52:58am

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹🎃

News release from the Panhandle Public Health District:

Fucking idiots. The lack of testing means they have absolutely zero basis for assuming there was no community spread.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 2:55:02am

re: #54 goddamnedfrank

Fucking idiots. The lack of testing means they have absolutely zero basis for assuming there was no community spread.

There’s not much PPHD can do about the lack of testing. That is out of their control.

The trip in question occurred before the clampdown on travel outside the Panhandle.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:01:43am

re: #55 Anymouse 🌹🎃

There’s not much PPHD can do about the lack of testing. That is out of their control.

The trip in question occurred before the clampdown on travel outside the Panhandle.

What they can do, knowing that there are no tests available for surveillance, is perform basic due diligence and caution.

Given that reality everyone throughout the US should be self-isolating as much as their personal circumstances allow.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:02:23am

I’m going to hit the rack. Staying up won’t prevent the blizzard from coming. G’night y’all.

“Home of Arbor Day”
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Dread Pirate  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:03:26am

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:04:24am

re: #35 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Sanders got crushed. All he can accomplish by staying in the race now is to get people killed exposing themselves to covid-19 to vote.

The Berners have decided that his continued presence in the race, even though it’s become statistically impossible for him to win, seems to be falling back on their 2016 arguments. They say he should remain because it adds “legitimacy” to the process, or that it builds enthusiasm and engagement, or simply because they think Bernie gains leverage over the direction of the general election by not bowing out before the convention.

These are not the arguments of people who believe their candidate still has a chance, these are people who’ve reached the bargaining stage.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:07:46am

Recorded in New York, December 24, 1954:

Miles Davis Meets Thelonious Monk | Essential Jazz

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Amory Blaine  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:23:12am

I’m supposed to be at my wifes aunt’s funeral tomorrow, I’m thinking we shouldn’t go but the boy is a pallbearer so he has to go.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:28:39am

Spain just increased their case count by 16%. When there are few cases that would not be unusual, but they are already in the 5-digit case count territory.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:29:09am

FUCK FUCK FUCK………….. I am now on involuntary vacation. I know, I know it is important to do this, but damn, looking at up to 30 days off with pay and benefits only guaranteed until the end of the month. After that I will be burning up my PTO (19 days). After that is gone who the fuck knows.

STAY HOME FOR NEVADA: Governor orders closure of all nonessential businesses

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:41:16am

I desperately need a haircut. But with the salons now closed, maybe for months, my hair is going to be quite long. I’m entering pony-tail territory now. If it’s 5 months till the salons open again, maybe I should just let it grow forever?

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 18, 2020 • 3:49:03am

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jeffreyw  Mar 18, 2020 • 4:33:45am

Good morning!

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2020 • 4:41:48am
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2020 • 4:44:42am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 18, 2020 • 4:47:10am

re: #68 goddamnedfrank

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He’s going to keep on calling it the Chinese virus isn’t he?

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Ming5000  Mar 18, 2020 • 4:53:00am

re: #49 dnlS

So I’ve been tracking doubling times in Italy, US, MA, and MI.

Its not slowing down much in US. The average of a 4 day exponential fit for the last 10 days is 2.62 days. Numbers are
2.30 0.990
2.79 0.996
2.66 0.990
2.50 0.994
2.47 0.995
2.59 0.999
2.59 0.999
2.78 0.995
2.98 0.999
2.53 0.982
First number is doubling rate. Second number is R^2 of fit.

Good news is Italy’s quarantine is paying off 4-5 days later. New cases very high, very bad, but not really increasing.

Two things to know - 4-5 days is average to symptoms. 8 to 9 days is when more severe respiratory symptoms start to occur if you get them. See annals.org

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I started self isolating last Friday, so should be showing symptoms if I got it any day now. Fingers crossed.
Nice post.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 4:56:57am
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peguyjaures  Mar 18, 2020 • 4:59:55am

To cheer everyone up, don’t forget that the studies foreseeing 5 months of containment are purely from an epidemiologic point of view. They don’t take into account, for example, progress in treatments that are now being trialed and will probably allow to starkly reduce the mortality rate and the number of people that need ICU treatment. Plus, once the propagation has been brought below a certain level, more complex strategies involving widespread testing, monitoring and localized quarantines, like in Vietnam, Taiwan and Singapore, might become possible again. Also we can expect the reopening of international travel with medical testing and medical certificates before and testing and/or self-quarantine upon arrival.

The effort now is not only to “flatten the curve” of the epidemic but also to have time to complete the trials of potential treatments and ramp up testing and monitoring capacities. Well, the potential treatments are known medications that are very cheap in Europe and in all countries with one form or another of “socialized health care”, but cost thousands in the US - same for the tests, that will eventually be available for free in most countries, but most probably not in the US. So the mortality of the epidemic in the US will paint a dramatic picture of health care inequalities. Plus, the time lost with Trump delaying the necessary measures will come at a high cost for the most vulnerable Americans. Health care reform will be one of the major tasks of the next president for sure. I say this without schadenfreude, just sadness.

Good luck from the current front (France)!

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:10:22am

This is a real fucking problem. It’s also pretty much the dumbest shit ever. By reacting this way these assholes managed to massively increase their exposure to the coronavirus in pursuit of a shimmering mirage of safety. Also, pretty much all of them did this without any idea whatsoever of how long self-isolation would be necessary.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:14:24am

Space X Star Link launch in 2 minutes.

spacex.com?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:16:51am

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

I just came back from my local supermarket. It was a sad sight. All of the paper goods were gone. There was no rubbing alcohol let alone Lysol Spray. I did manage to get some staples including lima beans. I will try again tomorrow. Maybe they will get a truckload of supplies.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:20:29am

re: #74 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Space X Star Link launch in 2 minutes.

spacex.com?

The bane of astronomers.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:23:36am

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🎃

(more)

Commentary: No, China’s fresh food markets did not cause coronavirus (Los Angeles Times)

I find this a little ingenuous. He makes a distinction between wet and wild markets (and the regulations needed to disallow the latter as they already, supposedly, reformed the former, with “wet” being similar to our farmer’s markets and “wild” being where they sell wild animals).

But then he says this…

If the trend of supermarkets in the West takes root in China, they will begin selling more processed foods than produce, high in calories, salt and sugar.

which I find kind of “we’re better because of the markets we currently have”, so, whatever.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:27:42am

re: #8 Dread Pirate

‘Late Tuesday SFO declared marijuana dispensaries were essential and could remain open.’

For the same reason that the French have left their tobacco shops open: Taxes.

The government cannot do without those major revenue streams

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:28:04am

re: #9 goddamnedfrank

Surfer.

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:30:19am

re: #78 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Liquor stores are open in NJ - while everything else is closed other than supermarkerts, pharmacies. In Bergen County, they’re implementing 7-day a week Blue Law (expanding our unique Sunday blue law until further notice). All construction projects shuttered. No large gatherings.

It’s a total shutdown, but the liquor (spice) must flow.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:31:38am

re: #48 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Global death count from COVID-19 has passed 8k.

Germany has just passed 10K confirmed cases, with 26 deaths.

Basically doubled every three days for the past week…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:32:57am

Space X just announced 1st stage landing failed. Bummer

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:36:31am

re: #80 lawhawk

Liquor stores are open in NJ - while everything else is closed other than supermarkerts, pharmacies. In Bergen County, they’re implementing 7-day a week Blue Law (expanding our unique Sunday blue law until further notice). All construction projects shuttered. No large gatherings.

It’s a total shutdown, but the liquor (spice) must flow.

again, that is a major source of revenue that the state cannot do without

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:40:59am

re: #78 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

For the same reason that the French have left their tobacco shops open: Taxes.

The government cannot do without those major revenue streams

By closing the Casinos, Nevada is going to take a big hit in its tax revenue.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:46:02am

re: #84 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

By closing the Casinos, Nevada is going to take a big hit in its tax revenue.

So I was on my way back from visiting my girlfriend in Düsseldorf, up near the epicenter of the outbreak, and in the state with the highest population (North Rhine-Westphalia) and with the most cases to date (over 3,800).

And then my car starts crapping me out on the Autobahn on the way home. It survived long enough for me to limp home doing 80 kph in the truck land and to pick up a load of groceries to tide me over the coming weeks.

Footnote: My GF works for the German Federal Reserve Bank and is one of about 20 people in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf in charge of processing daily trading and foreign currency exchanges. If enough of them get sick, then the German economy will grind to a standstill.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:51:10am

The NYT is now saying “Trump rewrites history” when he lies to us.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:53:56am

re: #86 Ace Rothstein

They want to stay in business so of course they say that.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:54:55am

Just got home from a grocery store mission. Going to put on Night of the Living Dead to cheer up.
/half

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 5:56:01am

re: #72 peguyjaures

They don’t take into account, for example, progress in treatments that are now being trialed and will probably allow to starkly reduce the mortality rate and the number of people that need ICU treatment.

Surely; social distancing is buying time, not just limiting the height of the peak.

However, therapeutics are at least weeks away, possibly months.

I suspect the emotional and economic costs of strong social distancing + closures is going to force the hand of governments to give up on some measures, before pharmaceutical interventions become saviors.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:12:26am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:13:26am

re: #59 Targetpractice

The Berners have decided that his continued presence in the race, even though it’s become statistically impossible for him to win, seems to be falling back on their 2016 arguments. They say he should remain because it adds “legitimacy” to the process, or that it builds enthusiasm and engagement, or simply because they think Bernie gains leverage over the direction of the general election by not bowing out before the convention.

These are not the arguments of people who believe their candidate still has a chance, these are people who’ve reached the bargaining stage.

That is so 2016.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:16:32am

2020 is being managed by the same people who ran the fyrefestival

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:19:04am
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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:21:10am

Now, an earthquake in Salt Lake City.

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mmmirele  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:21:17am

Baton Rouge-area Pentecostal church defies gathering order.

U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins, a Republican from Louisiana, sent a letter to the governor last week saying he believes the limit on the size of church gatherings is unconstitutional.

“I agree that all our constituents and religious leaders should follow the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC),” Higgins wrote. “However, the decision to gather should be the choice of the individual or institution and not a mandate by any government entity. The state has no authority to enforce this proclamation nor any ban on worship.”

Moore [East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney], when asked about the Tuesday night service at Life Tabernacle, said all people and groups, including churches, should follow the rules. Moore says he does not believe churches are exempt from the proclamation just so long as the proclamation is narrowly tailored and not targeting any particular church.

wafb.com

This pastor, Tony Spell, he is an asshat.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:21:36am

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:24:50am

re: #96 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

That something to be feared by DT. He might actually find out that America does not like him.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:30:51am

As expected, Boris’ inner-circle of wonks’ desires to keep the schools open is facing stiff opposition out in the field:

Keep schools open for now, heads are urged as they face falling staff numbers due to coronavirus

Schools should be staying open “right now” ministers said today as calls for nationwide closures mounted.

Headteachers say they are faced with plummeting staff levels as teachers self-isolate and dozens of schools have been forced to close after staff and pupils were diagnosed with Covid-19.

Some have moved working online but concerns have been raised about children who rely on free school meals.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma told Sky News today: “Right now, based on the balance of this, we think we should keep schools open.”

But… those independent minded Scots have decided to close schools anyway. So has Wales.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:34:48am

Weeeeee…

Dow= 20,174.95 −1,062.43 (5.00%)

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:35:36am

re: #69 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He’s going to keep on calling it the Chinese virus isn’t he?

He needs a bogeyman.
It’s his only schtick
He’s lost without a personifiable enemy/target

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:36:27am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:38:55am

Trumpers are really proud of their bigotry today:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:40:34am

re: #69 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He’s going to keep on calling it the Chinese virus isn’t he?

So are the MAGATS including idiot relatives who also call it the “Kung Flu”…

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:42:47am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:43:33am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:45:36am

Thread. Fucking republicans. I mean, they need to be DESTROYED.

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:51:34am

Who the hell thought it was a good idea to give this nutjob a place on the debate stages to begin with?

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:52:56am

I wonder how many people on the left would have trouble reading this sentence: “In a huge win for progressives, businesswoman Marie Newman defeated eight term Rep. Dan Lipinski, who has long been one of the most conservative members of the Democratic caucus.”

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:54:32am

re: #107 Disloyal Archangel

Who the hell thought it was a good idea to give this nutjob a place on the debate stages to begin with?

Misogynists. Back in 2016.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:54:48am

we bought two of these ‘cat caves’. (Ok she did).

Squeak doesnt like them too much.
Monster (yes his real name) has taken to this one sometimes.

I’m starting to call him Grendel.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:55:13am

re: #104 Belafon

I was about to post that here meself, somebody sent on FB…actually the Borg have just teleported all our TP and hand sanitizer off the planet and are going to wait and return when we have eliminated ourselves.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:58:48am

re: #110 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Give him a chance. He looks more afraid than anything else.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 6:59:47am

re: #106 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I learned that the GOP had been advised by a political consultant to call it “China Virus” then “Chinese virus”…

Sounds like Frank Luntz.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:00:32am

re: #107 Disloyal Archangel

Who the hell thought it was a good idea to give this nutjob a place on the debate stages to begin with?

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From electoral-vote.com today (it’s not pretty, but it’s clear.)

State 2016 turnout 2020 turnout Difference
Florida 1,670,253 1,776,510 106,257 more in 2020
Illinois 2,039,049 1,556,276 482,773 more in 2016
Arizona 455,421 582,732 127,311 more in 2020

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:00:36am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:01:59am

re: #112 PhillyPretzel

Give him a chance. He looks more afraid than anything else.

that’s not fear
disdain maybe //

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:04:04am

re: #113 jaunte

I learned that the GOP had been advised by a political consultant to call it “China Virus” then “Chinese virus”..

Sounds like Frank Luntz.

these people.
what they decide to spend their precious time on.
this is important to them

someone sat at a desk and thought this up. probably got paid for it too

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:04:26am

re: #115 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

As long as it is opened after this disease dies.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:06:15am

enjoy the day

YouTube

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:11:09am

Thread:

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:12:41am
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:14:01am

Curious to know if the checks we eventually receive from the government will have to be considered income and taxed as such.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:15:19am

I wound up walking up four flights of stairs to GF’s apartment rather than share an elevator with a lady and her dog…

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:15:32am

JFC this low IQ human scum enemy of the people

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Dave In Austin  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:15:56am

re: #122 Ace Rothstein

Curious to know if the checks we eventually receive from the government will have to be considered income and taxed as such.

There will be a cost for teh “Free Stuff”.

Count on it.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:16:47am

re: #122 Ace Rothstein

Republicans will try to make it an advance on Social Security.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:17:55am

I can hear Mitch McConnell lying on the tv in the next room.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:19:31am
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lizardofid  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:19:43am

re: #86 Ace Rothstein

The NYT is now saying “Trump rewrites history” when he lies to us.

More like Trump gaslights history.

Good morning everyone!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:19:58am

US stocks open lower, erasing recent gains and plunging shares deeper into bear territory

The rollercoaster ride of equity markets continues as all of the major stock indexes opened sharply lower one day after President Donald Trump announced the intention to push through a sweeping aid package — including the potential for a direct payout to most American workers.

Domestic indexes had risen sharply on Tuesday, but market volatility increasingly seems to be the new normal according to market analysts at some of the nation’s biggest financial services firms. “The Covid-19 pandemic sparked the fastest reassessment of equity market fundamentals and risk in the last 30 years,” Bram Kaplan, executive director of equity derivates strategy at JPMorgan, told clients in a note quoted by CNN.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:23:02am

Stephen Miller prepares his death camps.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:23:23am

re: #66 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Party crashers everywhere…

Excuse me, this is a bird sanctuary.
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:27:06am

re: #124 The Pie Overlord!

JFC this low IQ human scum enemy of the people

Stuart Rothenberg / Rollcall

“More than 14 months ago, I wrote a column in this space suggesting that the 2020 presidential contest was a toss-up, but one that tilted toward the Democrats… Now, the landscape has changed.”

“The president is an underdog now in his bid for a second term.”

a commenter called him the Underskunk

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:27:08am

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

This is a real fucking problem. It’s also pretty much the dumbest shit ever. By reacting this way these assholes managed to massively increase their exposure to the coronavirus in pursuit of a shimmering mirage of safety. Also, pretty much all of them did this without any idea whatsoever of how long self-isolation would be necessary.

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Agreed . Ostracize them (which will also involve maintaining social distance).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:30:33am

German State of North Rhine-Westphalia has closed all holiday estates and allows hotels to only book business and commercial guests.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:32:05am

re: #133 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Stuart Rothenberg / Rollcall

a commenter called him the Underskunk

The 53% was how many people think you need to go to prison before you lose the election, not your approval rating.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:32:52am

re: #107 Disloyal Archangel

Who the hell thought it was a good idea to give this nutjob a place on the debate stages to begin with?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:33:00am

re: #124 The Pie Overlord!

JFC this low IQ human scum enemy of the people

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Pathetic yet predictable. We see you asshole.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:33:05am

My company has finally decided to take the virus seriously. That doesn’t mean I’ll get to work from home, but they’re having to make plans.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:33:44am

re: #137 Joe Bacon 🌹

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When the hell has Marianne Williamson ever cared about the Democratic Party? I’m sick of these frauds.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:35:36am

re: #133 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:36:33am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

German State of North Rhine-Westphalia has closed all holiday estates and allows hotels to only book business and commercial guests.

Why commercial and business? Are they not susceptible, too? Or is it biz and commercial if related to finding solutions to this issue?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:37:29am

re: #122 Ace Rothstein

Curious to know if the checks we eventually receive from the government will have to be considered income and taxed as such.

Answer—Of course they will!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:38:48am

It’ll be incredibly obvious when you look

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:39:06am

re: #142 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Why commercial and business? Are they not susceptible, too? Or is it biz and commercial if related to finding solutions to this issue?

they are trying to reduce “unnecessary” travel. Just like the borders in Europe are also still open to commercial traffic and commuters.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:41:25am

re: #122 Ace Rothstein

Curious to know if the checks we eventually receive from the government will have to be considered income and taxed as such.

If it’s not, that should be spelled out in the bill we eventually see. There’s a kind of sense in it — those of us who don’t really need it (like me) will be in higher income brackets and have to give some of it back, the people who really need it will keep all or most of it.

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BigPapa  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:41:54am

I emailed my owner about HIPAA and asking for a policy on calling in sick.

Is it legal to ask an employee if they have CV or symptoms?

If an employee calls in sick, can we tel them to stay home for 2 weeks, or, what is the policy on taking time off? If they are CV positive, how long before we allow them back.

No answer yet, but I’m pushing. I like my company and owners and I’m probably going to take a cut in pay. We have to keep thinking about how our biz is going to change and adapt. Honestly, after close to 32 years, I don’t get a lot of satisfaction out of working for the ultra wealthy. My work is cool, challenging, and provides a lot of satisfaction in other ways, though there are frustrations. But I’d rather get a sense of serving the greater good.

I think that audio/video conferencing and distance learning is going to explode. Much of the existing products are cheap and not as effective. So I’m hoping to do more commercial and hospitality.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:42:30am

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Mike Lamb  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:42:45am

What orafice did he get 53% from?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:43:23am

re: #146 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

If it’s not, that should be spelled out in the bill we eventually see. There’s a kind of sense in it — those of us who don’t really need it (like me) will be in higher income brackets and have to give some of it back, the people who really need it will keep all or most of it.

yes, it is easier to just hand it all out now and ask for some back later than to means-test the entire nation first…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:46:12am

These fucking people.

Feel free to chime in.

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BigPapa  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:49:29am

I think travel will loosen somewhat after there is a CV testing program enacted: you have to have a recent CV test show negative before you go through the TSA line. It will suck, and wealth will help, but it will be effective.

Hawaii is going to be fucked with empty hotel rooms. In addition to working for wealthy, most of my clients don’t live here: mostly luxury vacation homes and rentals. Obvi private jet travel will explode as may owners have their own jets and many other poor wealthy will move to private jet companies.

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dat_said  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:51:32am

re: #101 jaunte

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The 5.7 earthquake was near SLC. They’re saying that the 5.9 in 1992 was near St. George.

Power out for ~34,000 near Salt Lake.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:55:36am
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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:56:39am

“…During the past 10,000 years, strong earthquakes (magnitude 7.0 or greater) occur about every 900-1,300 years along any one of the five central segments of the Wasatch Fault, however, the average time-span between earthquakes along the entirety of the central segments is about 300 years.[5] The segment that underlies Salt Lake City produced a major earthquake approximately 1,200-1,300 years ago, the Weber, Provo, and Nephi segments each produced one about 200-700 years ago and the Brigham City fault segment hasn’t produced a major earthquake in about 2,200-2,800 years.”
en.wikipedia.org

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 18, 2020 • 7:57:52am

re: #154 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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He really needs to decide how he wants to be remembered because I’m not going to let him rewrite history to make himself into a selfless hero when he’s really been quite selfish. He never acknowledges people who aren’t buying into him. Biden otoh. Biden vs Bernie was easy. One is a leader. One is not

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:01:42am

Asshole conservatives can’t even take a week of social distancing before they succumb to fantasies of invulnerability.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:01:50am

re: #154 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Biden won all three races yesterday. Decisively. The “closest” race had a 12 pt spread between him and Bernie Sanders

Theres no way for Bernie to win. If he stays in, demanding for voters to risk their lives - or die - in pointless primaries, it would be fundamentally evil.

aha, their nefarious plot to let the “establishment” candidate “steal” the election from Bernie is now revealed: unleash the Corona-Kraken just after Super Tuesday…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:03:04am

re: #157 jaunte

Asshole conservatives can’t even take a week of social distancing before they succumb to fantasies of invulnerability.

Do these people understand the difference between 1.0% and 0.1%?

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:03:36am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They think “I can afford a penny.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:06:05am

OFFS

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:06:15am

re: #160 jaunte

They think “I can afford a penny.”

Let’s give every American $10,000!!!

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:06:20am

re: #157 jaunte

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Asshole conservatives can’t even take a week of social distancing before they succumb to fantasies of invulnerability.

And Limbaugh is back on the air today.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:06:38am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Do these people understand the difference between 1.0% and 0.1%?

No.

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BigPapa  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:06:51am

It’s pretty clear conservatives think ‘I like my odds’ and ‘It won’t happen to me.’ Boris did the math and said Fuck It We’ll Do It Live.

We’re at the start of a major social re-engineering and conservatism is going to have a rough ride. Natural selection will be only part of it’s problem: non-voters who become voters will be it’s next problem.

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:07:35am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Do these people understand the difference between 1.0% and 0.1%?

What they think they understand is epidemiology, in the process totally ignoring the SK jumped on the viral outbreak early and tested the fuck out of its native population to find and isolate potential carriers before they could spread the virus too far. All they’re seeing is the numbers and the (current) mortality rate and making an assumption that this is evidence of the virus’ true mortality rate rather than evidence of how a serious gov’t response started early in an outbreak can protect the overall population.

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sagehen  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:12:22am
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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:15:17am

Last week: “We need to go through with these primaries because the people deserve to vote! Otherwise the result will never be seen as legitimate!!”

This week: “HOW DARE THE DNC CONTINUE THE PRIMARIES IN THE MIDST OF THIS PANDEMIC?! THEY’RE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE KILLED!! THE RESULTS CAN’T BE ACCEPTED AS LEGITIMATE AND SHOULD BE NULLIFIED!!!”

Gee, I wonder what happened in that time span to change their minds…//////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:16:00am

re: #166 Targetpractice

What they think they understand is epidemiology, in the process totally ignoring the SK jumped on the viral outbreak early and tested the fuck out of its native population to find and isolate potential carriers before they could spread the virus too far. All they’re seeing is the numbers and the (current) mortality rate and making an assumption that this is evidence of the virus’ true mortality rate rather than evidence of how a serious gov’t response started early in an outbreak can protect the overall population.

yes, the mortality rate is not a fixed figure, it is based on the quality (and availability) of health care

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:16:37am

re: #161 The Pie Overlord!

OFFS

QAnon conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin floats the possibility that celebrities are getting the coronavirus because “the white hats tainted the elite’s adrenochrome supply with the coronavirus

QAnon conspiracy crackpot theorist

there are NO conspiracy ‘theories’.
they are believed-in-by-faith-without-proof fantasies

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:17:41am

re: #166 Targetpractice

What they think they understand is epidemiology, in the process totally ignoring the SK jumped on the viral outbreak early and tested the fuck out of its native population to find and isolate potential carriers before they could spread the virus too far. All they’re seeing is the numbers and the (current) mortality rate and making an assumption that this is evidence of the virus’ true mortality rate rather than evidence of how a serious gov’t response started early in an outbreak can protect the overall population.

+1

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:22:14am

Trump has activated his racist base with his “Chinese virus” tweets. My children are Chinese, as though I didn’t already have ample reason to vote against this racist, corrupt piece of shit.

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:23:26am

re: #172 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Trump has activated his racist base with his “Chinese virus” tweets. My children are Chinese, as though I didn’t already have ample reason to vote against this racist, corrupt piece of shit.

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I’m old enough to remember when people were confidently declaring that there was no way for Trump to try to turn this outbreak to his advantage because there was no racist angle to it.

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BigPapa  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:30:01am

There is a basic factor in the biz called R0, for rate of transmission, or transmissive factor. Basically, 1 is carried, the R value is how many they transmit to. Right now the going R0 for CV is 2.2 to 2.6, which is bad. We want it to be less than 1 and the spread goes into death spiral.

I wonder how the R0 changes between conservatives/Trumpers, completely apolitical igrnoramuses, and the rest of us. Seems to be a speciality in epidemiology that should be explored. There’s little doubt social distancing will be much diff between these social groups in society.

I have even more reason to not want to hang out with conservatives. Might kill me.

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mmmirele  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:30:40am

If I was looking for bad omens, this would be it…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:31:53am

Transshipment to FedEx terminal in Memphis
I’m wondering if DOD purchased WHO test kits

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Dr. Matt  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:32:43am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:37:23am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:37:51am

re: #174 BigPapa

There is a basic factor in the biz called R0, for rate of transmission, or transmissive factor. Basically, 1 is carried, the R value is how many they transmit to. Right now the going R0 for CV is 2.2 to 2.6, which is bad. We want it to be less than 1 and the spread goes into death spiral.

I wonder how the R0 changes between conservatives/Trumpers, completely apolitical igrnoramuses, and the rest of us. Seems to be a speciality in epidemiology that should be explored. There’s little doubt social distancing will be much diff between these social groups in society.

I have even more reason to not want to hang out with conservatives. Might kill me.

imagine doing an actual study based on political affiliation…
i guess there probably already are some, but wow….

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:42:54am

Day 2 on “lockdown.” Already I’m starting to put things like “take shower” on my to-do list just so I’ll have things to cross off as the day goes along.
Trying not to be too snarky (with limited success) so as not to destroy my marriage. ;)

Actually, I expect to come out of this with a cleaner house, a smaller pile of books to be read, and maybe with the yard in better shape.

A doctor in the neighborhood sent out an email about staying home and social distancing and all that. Among other things he was concerned that people had been shopping at the local grocery store (how he knew that if he wasn’t also there eludes me) and wanted people to have someone drop their groceries on their front porch, etc. Seems to me that would still require someone to go to the store and pick up the items as local grocer doesn’t offer delivery service. A little like when we were going to survive nuclear war by being in a dug-out shelter with dirt shoveled over the top by…whom?

I do worry about people this really affects, though.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:44:01am
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BigPapa  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:45:12am

Despite frustrations with hoarding food I’m questioning the rationale for completely closing restaurants. They are a considerable food source and I worry about vast amounts of food that will rot in fridges not being used. We should really consider keeping them open for delivery or take out only. Not just for jobs/biz, but so people can eat and take the load off the markets.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:47:40am

Meanwhile, in Russia, they’ve defaulted to racism & blame of Soros & Bill Gates:

the Zvezda piece claims that Microsoft founder Bill Gates must have had foreknowledge about the coronavirus outbreak because the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest charitable group, took part in a coronavirus pandemic simulation last year.

“This cannot be a coincidence,” Dmitry Zhuravlev, the director of the Moscow-based Institute for Regional Problems, was quoted as saying by Zvezda. “When the exercises were conducted, the coronavirus did not exist. Either it must be Nostradamus, or the person who created it. Therefore, these exercises are no longer even indirectly, but directly confirm Gates’s involvement in this story.” (In fact, coronavirus refers to a large family of viruses, not just the one that causes COVID-19, that was well known to the global health community before the current outbreak.)

The Zvezda article also floated the possibility that U.S. pharmaceutical companies caused the Wuhan outbreak in order to profit from an eventual treatment. Another potential culprit: the media. “One thing is clear, those who benefit from the disease will continue to fuel mass hysteria,” Zvezda wrote. “You can earn not only money, but also subscribers.”

Expect to see this surfacing on Fox News & coming out of the traitorous mouths of Russian-compromised hosts like Hannity, Pirro, Carlson, Dobbs, etc.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:47:56am

Am I the only one mildly amused by the fact that Fox News seems to give no shits about taking actions that could kill a lot of people in their key demographics?

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:47:59am

re: #182 BigPapa

Despite frustrations with hoarding food I’m questioning the rationale for completely closing restaurants. They are a considerable food source and I worry about vast amounts of food that will rot in fridges not being used. We should really consider keeping them open for delivery or take out only. Not just for jobs/biz, but so people can eat and take the load off the markets.

Our restaurants, even in the shelter in place areas can remain open for takeout. Not all can or do, and staff is reduced, but people can pick up or have it delivered.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:50:00am

re: #182 BigPapa

There was an idea to reduce seating. Theaters were talking about what would amount to a checkerboard arrangement. 6 feet between seated tables at restaurants. But I can’t imagine that being financially sustainable.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:52:43am

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:53:00am

re: #69 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He’s going to keep on calling it the Chinese virus isn’t he?

He’s turning this into “The Daily Corona Virus Show, starring Donald Trump”, is what he’s doing.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:54:55am

re: #161 The Pie Overlord!

OFFS

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We used to have places with padded cells where sick freaks like Crokin could be put where they wouldn’t hurt themselves or others…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:55:36am

My satire meter is busted. This seems like satire but…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:57:10am

re: #186 Rightwingconspirator

There was an idea to reduce seating. Theaters were talking about what would amount to a checkerboard arrangement. 6 feet between seated tables at restaurants. But I can’t imagine that being financially sustainable.

I cannot imagine it. One cough…one server becomes sick…6’ apart is great until someone sneezes and doesn’t cover. While I get that there is massive economic issues, I cannot get behind this. Takeout or delivery is the only responsible thing to do.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:57:43am

re: #190 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

My satire meter is busted. This seems like satire but…

satire, but you gotta get more than halfway through it to be sure

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BigPapa  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:58:51am

re: #186 Rightwingconspirator

There was an idea to reduce seating. Theaters were talking about what would amount to a checkerboard arrangement. 6 feet between seated tables at restaurants. But I can’t imagine that being financially sustainable.

Long term, not financially sustainable. I expect CV will impact architecture in new construction, when it happens.

We need to focus on the short term right now. So yeah, a 50 seat restaurant may fail only doing takeout or 20 seats at a time, in months.. but they could move, or pare down. Some will fail. It’s going to suck hard.

But taco trucks, they need to be on every corner now.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 8:59:58am

re: #192 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

satire, but you gotta get more than halfway through it to be sure

I kinda got it at the beginning when he said implementing Marshall Mathers Law (eminem) but still…really wasnt sure.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:00:32am

re: #193 BigPapa

But taco trucks, they need to be on every corner now.

Our village has a bakery that sells eggs, dairy and some other basics.

And a veggie truck that comes on Saturdays (at least I hope he keeps coming, he is an older gent…)

I don’t have to go more than a few hundred yards to keep supplied

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makeitstop  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:00:35am

My wife was just informed that her company is continuing remote work indefinitely.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:01:20am

re: #196 makeitstop

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amazing how well that can work…

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:02:02am

Now breaking social isolation so a plumber can come in and repair a gas leak.

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:02:02am

re: #186 Rightwingconspirator

There was an idea to reduce seating. Theaters were talking about what would amount to a checkerboard arrangement. 6 feet between seated tables at restaurants. But I can’t imagine that being financially sustainable.

The two big chains (AMC and Regency) both announced this week that they’re closing their theaters for 6-12 weeks. My sister found out when she went in yesterday and was informed that after her shift tomorrow, the most her GM could promise is she’d try to keep those personnel considered “essential” paid by having them come in to do cleaning and maintenance work.

My parents are a little luckier, as both not only work for civil service, but both are basically dubbed “essential” to their respective commands. My dad in particular lucked out because the engine shop he works in has less than 10 people regularly anyway and they all work in their own bays.

As for me, my situation is…fluid. Working at a hotel front desk means if tourism falls off a cliff, there’s no guarantee you’ll have a job over the long-term. We were already running a skeleton crew due to the winter months, so there’s not a lot of people that can be cut from the staff before we’re unable to operate. And as of 2 days ago, we were on course to be down to 1/3 capacity by Friday. I honestly have no clue if I’m going to have a job past Friday, or how long I’ll have one before corporate shuts us down.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:02:40am

re: #174 BigPapa

There is a basic factor in the biz called R0, for rate of transmission, or transmissive factor. Basically, 1 is carried, the R value is how many they transmit to. Right now the going R0 for CV is 2.2 to 2.6, which is bad. We want it to be less than 1 and the spread goes into death spiral.

I wonder how the R0 changes between conservatives/Trumpers, completely apolitical igrnoramuses, and the rest of us. Seems to be a speciality in epidemiology that should be explored. There’s little doubt social distancing will be much diff between these social groups in society.

I have even more reason to not want to hang out with conservatives. Might kill me.

The ones in my life were bragging about going to the bars before they were locked down here in IL. Posting group photos all together saying in essence “This virus can’t stop us!”

Boy, will they get shit when they get sick.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:02:54am

re: #194 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I kinda got it at the beginning when he said implementing Marshall Mathers Law (eminem) but still…really wasnt sure.

Yup, satire. He is a comedian.

Here are his beer cozies. brentcomedy.com

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Jay C  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:03:50am

re: #189 Joe Bacon 🌹

We used to have places with padded cells where sick freaks like Crokin could be put where they wouldn’t hurt themselves or others…

Now all we have is the Internet…..

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:05:09am

re: #200 GlutenFreeJesus

The ones in my life were bragging about going to the bars before they were locked down here in IL. Posting group photos all together saying in essence “This virus can’t stop us!”

Boy, will they get shit when they get sick.

Darwin will get the last laugh.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:05:58am

re: #175 mmmirele

If I was looking for bad omens, this would be it…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:06:30am

re: #200 GlutenFreeJesus

The ones in my life were bragging about going to the bars before they were locked down here in IL. Posting group photos all together saying in essence “This virus can’t stop us!”

Boy, will they get shit when they get sick.

It’s not just Trumpers. Some of the Florida beaches that aren’t closed were packed full of young people yesterday.

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BigPapa  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:06:51am

Shaudendemic: pandemic shaudenfruede

I’m not saying I have it.. but I understand.

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:07:51am

Cases are growing exponentially and will continue to double every 2-3 days. Increased testing is part of this. More cases is a part of this.

By way of comparison, WV had all of 50 tests done since the start of the outbreak as of two days ago. 50. They didn’t want to know how many people were already sick or carrying asymptomatically, so they didn’t bother to test.

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unproven innocence  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:09:03am

re: #183 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Meanwhile, in Russia, they’ve defaulted to racism & blame of Soros & Bill Gates:

Expect to see this surfacing on Fox News & coming out of the traitorous mouths of Russian-compromised hosts like Hannity, Pirro, Carlson, Dobbs, etc.

Relevent—and we’re STILL not ready:

The next outbreak? We’re not ready | Bill Gates

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:09:56am

Trump doubling down on racism. His feral sense of self-preservation tells him it’s the only tool he has left.

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:11:54am

re: #209 jaunte

Trump doubling down on racism. His feral sense of self-preservation tells him it’s the only tool he has left.

It’s a very powerful tool. Only in the time of Trump can it be openly wielded with no pushback whatsoever.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:12:16am

“The self-swab, it’s a self-swab, you do it yourself.”
– Donald Trump

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:13:51am

re: #180 calochortus

Day 2 on “lockdown.” Already I’m starting to put things like “take shower” on my to-do list just so I’ll have things to cross off as the day goes along.
Trying not to be too snarky (with limited success) so as not to destroy my marriage. ;)

Actually, I expect to come out of this with a cleaner house, a smaller pile of books to be read, and maybe with the yard in better shape.

A doctor in the neighborhood sent out an email about staying home and social distancing and all that. Among other things he was concerned that people had been shopping at the local grocery store (how he knew that if he wasn’t also there eludes me) and wanted people to have someone drop their groceries on their front porch, etc. Seems to me that would still require someone to go to the store and pick up the items as local grocer doesn’t offer delivery service. A little like when we were going to survive nuclear war by being in a dug-out shelter with dirt shoveled over the top by…whom?

I do worry about people this really affects, though.

Yes, I’m finally starting to do some home projects I have put off for a long time. Also — to do list — books I should read but that really don’t interest me (a few chapters at a time). I plan to take a walk once a day, doing any chores I need to do at the same time. I also have a collection of lectures, etc. that would take a very long time to finish. And working in exercise I would normally do at the gym.

As to going out to shop, it might prevent people from going stir-crazy (works for me!), and as long as I keep my distance, don’t dither while doing it (take what you touch, don’t touch what you don’t take) and wash before leaving and after returning), I doubt I’m measurably increasing my risk.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:14:05am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:14:51am

gaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:15:03am

re: #182 BigPapa

Despite frustrations with hoarding food I’m questioning the rationale for completely closing restaurants. They are a considerable food source and I worry about vast amounts of food that will rot in fridges not being used. We should really consider keeping them open for delivery or take out only. Not just for jobs/biz, but so people can eat and take the load off the markets.

That’s how we’re doing it in California. Keeps people employed, too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:15:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:15:45am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:16:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:16:22am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:17:17am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why am I having a hard time believing that.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:17:20am

re: #184 Eclectic Cyborg

Am I the only one mildly amused by the fact that Fox News seems to give no shits about taking actions that could kill a lot of people in their key demographics?

The problem with spouting (or even being constantly exposed to) this kind of propaganda is that you come to believe it. They probably believe it — at least enough to keep them from worrying about that.

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:18:40am

About fucking time.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:18:59am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:19:38am

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s why Dana Bash should have been smart to keep quiet about the “new” Trump. Same awful bastard is in charge.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:20:13am

I dragged the vacuum cleaner downstairs and I’m going to clean the living room…

Just want to finish my coffee first…

Didn’t eat breakfast… wait is it lunch time already?

Gotta catch up on LGF I have a whole afternoon to clean the living room…

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:20:30am

re: #199 Targetpractice

The two big chains (AMC and Regency) both announced this week that they’re closing their theaters for 6-12 weeks. My sister found out when she went in yesterday and was informed that after her shift tomorrow, the most her GM could promise is she’d try to keep those personnel considered “essential” paid by having them come in to do cleaning and maintenance work.

My parents are a little luckier, as both not only work for civil service, but both are basically dubbed “essential” to their respective commands. My dad in particular lucked out because the engine shop he works in has less than 10 people regularly anyway and they all work in their own bays.

As for me, my situation is…fluid. Working at a hotel front desk means if tourism falls off a cliff, there’s no guarantee you’ll have a job over the long-term. We were already running a skeleton crew due to the winter months, so there’s not a lot of people that can be cut from the staff before we’re unable to operate. And as of 2 days ago, we were on course to be down to 1/3 capacity by Friday. I honestly have no clue if I’m going to have a job past Friday, or how long I’ll have one before corporate shuts us down.

Cinemark first tried going to half full, but has now decided to close for a while.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:21:14am

DOW just dropped below the inauguration opening and closing value

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Mescalero09  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:22:39am

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:24:06am
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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:24:45am

Next Up-Sudden Home Canning. “Can you freeze milk? Cheese?” They talk of a baby boom nine and ten months out. About the probable freezer cycle of some meat people bought Sunday.

More seriously the whole Keep Calm Carry On is now real af.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:24:59am

re: #228 Mescalero09

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:26:24am
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sagehen  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:27:08am

re: #199 Targetpractice

As for me, my situation is…fluid. Working at a hotel front desk means if tourism falls off a cliff, there’s no guarantee you’ll have a job over the long-term. We were already running a skeleton crew due to the winter months, so there’s not a lot of people that can be cut from the staff before we’re unable to operate. And as of 2 days ago, we were on course to be down to 1/3 capacity by Friday. I honestly have no clue if I’m going to have a job past Friday, or how long I’ll have one before corporate shuts us down.

Empty hotels could easily be temporarily repurposed for quarantine and/or recovery rooms for the non-critical.

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:27:20am

re: #227 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

DOW just dropped below the inauguration opening and closing value

Trump’s entire schtick is that the economy is great because of him.

That entire notion just vaporized thanks to Trump’s everylasting dumbfuckery.

He thought he could keep the markets pumped up by lying about the threat, ignoring the threat, and refusing to test for the disease.

Every last step he took in the belief that he’d benefit from a strong stock market resulted in the exact opposite reaction - the markets nosedived because Trump was exposed as a total fraud and incompetent who had no plan for any of this except to keep lying.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:29:24am

re: #184 Eclectic Cyborg

Am I the only one mildly amused by the fact that Fox News seems to give no shits about taking actions that could kill a lot of people in their key demographics?

I posted it more than a week ago, and I’m really wondering if they were all so brain-shatteringly stupid that they Just Couldn’t See what was coming?

What happens when you live inside a hermetically sealed bubble and sniff your own farts, I guess …

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Mescalero09  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:29:27am

re: #231 PhillyPretzel

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:29:45am

Speaking of the internet, if I disappear suddenly, we use a small local company for our service. It may (or may not) be getting a much higher load than they are used to here in “work from home” territory. It was out for about 15 or 20 minutes just now. If I don’t respond to a post, it may just be because the local hamsters are tired.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:30:15am

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:30:41am

re: #233 sagehen

Empty hotels could easily be temporarily repurposed for quarantine and/or recovery rooms for the non-critical.

Some areas here are also starting to use them to house the particularly vulnerable homeless.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:30:59am

OK, they announced the Comfort was heading to NY. Not any time soon though.
They haven’t decided where to send Mercy (west coast), and it’s practically ready to go

Can’t do anything right

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:32:39am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:33:52am
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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:33:52am

re: #233 sagehen

Empty hotels could easily be temporarily repurposed for quarantine and/or recovery rooms for the non-critical.

True enough, but that’s something for corporate to consider and rule on. I’m not quite in a holding pattern, but I’m not far from it. I’m sort of in that nebulous spot in the hierarchy: Too much experience to just dump, but not important enough to make or break major decisions.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:34:47am

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

But Ivanka’s face might fall off.

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:35:06am

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Only elective procedure that’s on my mind right now is the extraction of one ginormous orange polyp from the bowels of the government.

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lizardofid  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:35:26am

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sadly, there’s a lot of distressed pulmonary systems in his state.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:36:19am
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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:39:19am

re: #247 jaunte

Someone should tell him he will get to be the first.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:39:42am

re: #246 lizardofid

Sadly, there’s a lot of distressed pulmonary systems in his state.

I was thinking about that - W. Virginia, Kentucky & Western PA, home to the coal mines/Black Lung epicenters, are going to be particularly hard-hit by COVID-19.

If there is anyplace we should be rushing respirators & resources to - where the Army Corps of Engineers should be building shelters - it is there.

The yokels who voted for Trump there didn’t realize what they were getting. And it’s going to cost them their lives.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:39:51am

“We will win”

We’re fucking doomed

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aatharuv  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:40:03am

re: #12 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Man, how is Elon Musk going to take that?
Dispensaries essential, Tesla manufacture not.
I mean, it’s not at all likely that he gets his weed from a dispensary

Actually, the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA is still open… Automobile manufacturers are considered an essential business.

Edit: As has been pointed out to me, this was no longer the case at the time I wrote this comment: Tesla pauses Fremont factory production

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:40:55am

re: #247 jaunte

[Embedded content]

It’s also his only fallback, other than the blatant racism. The markets have started shitting blood and the UE rate is about to go nuclear.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:42:23am

Is the behavior of Fox News viewers equivalent to the pilots on 9/11 screaming “Allahu Akbar!” as they crashed their planes into the Twin Towers?

“What do we do to combat such reckless hate?”

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makeitstop  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:44:04am

This is cool: a concentric 10 year clock.

Oddly calming.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:44:23am

This is a thread of HOPE (8 tweets), which I desperately need right now:

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:44:33am

re: #253 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Is the behavior of Fox News viewers equivalent to the pilots on 9/11 screaming “Allahu Akbar!” as they crashed their planes into the Twin Towers?

“What do we do to combat such reckless hate?”

Stay united (but at least six feet apart) and take their power away from them.

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:44:33am

re: #253 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Is the behavior of Fox News viewers equivalent to the pilots on 9/11 screaming “Allahu Akbar!” as they crashed their planes into the Twin Towers?

[Embedded content]

“What do we do to combat such reckless hate?”

When they go to the polls in November, MAGAts will keep repeating the same five words, over and over again like a mantra: “It could have been worse.” It won’t matter how many die, how much economic damage is done, how badly communities are hit, or how fucked we are as a nation. They will assure themselves that “it could have been worse,” and the only reason it wasn’t…is because Donny was in the WH.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:44:36am

Every time I hear Trump or Hannity or Carlson, I think of the mass graves that are going to be dug soon, and I feel like Theoden:

YouTube

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:44:46am

re: #251 aatharuv

Actually, the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA is still open… Automobile manufacturers are considered an essential business.

Maybe you should actually check the news.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:45:25am

re: #255 Flying Squirrel Girl

I can’t read the thread, but I don’t really trust any news coming out of India right now.

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:47:46am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:48:35am

OK, enough of this babbling bullshit from Trump and his sycophants
I confirmed why I had not watched one of these briefings before

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:49:07am

re: #261 Disloyal Archangel

[Embedded content]

And MAGAts will still insist that the economy is “better” than under Obama…when they’re not blaming him for all this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:50:16am
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:50:16am

Wartime president my ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:51:08am
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:51:10am

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

All right, god damn it. Enough is enough. It is past time for the press to start calling what he says LIES.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:52:22am

re: #267 Ace Rothstein

All right, god damn it. Enough is enough. It is past time for the press to start calling what he says LIES.

People need to point out how press’s inability to do that has contributed to this crisis.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:52:33am
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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:53:22am

… and predictable as the tides, here comes the anti-immigrant hate, thus proving that Stephen Miller, like most subhuman pests, remains immune to viruses

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:53:29am

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Nope. You were too busy with your stupid rallies. Your predecessor tried to warn you but because you’re a selfish narcissist you didn’t care.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:53:32am
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:53:50am

Just two days ago, the media said Trump had changed his tone. What utter fucking bullshit.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:54:31am
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aatharuv  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:54:41am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Maybe you should actually check the news.

Oh woops. It had been open yesterday, and reportedly, they’d claimed they had an exemption.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:55:06am

*THUD*

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:55:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:56:20am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:56:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:56:59am

jeebus

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:58:40am

Once again, the markets drop while Trump has a news conference. Maybe he should just shut up?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 9:59:39am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:00:45am
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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:00:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:01:32am
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Renaissance_Man  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:01:40am

re: #253 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Is the behavior of Fox News viewers equivalent to the pilots on 9/11 screaming “Allahu Akbar!” as they crashed their planes into the Twin Towers?

[Embedded content]

“What do we do to combat such reckless hate?”

Yes. Modern American Conservativism is a cult of hate. It is their only actual principle.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:02:19am

re: #255 Flying Squirrel Girl

This is a thread of HOPE (8 tweets), which I desperately need right now:

[Embedded content]

That was excellent. Thank you!!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:03:43am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:04:27am
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calochortus  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:04:40am

OK, time to get on actually doing things.

BBL

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:04:57am

re: #288 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Why am I not surprised?

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aatharuv  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:05:30am

re: #260 Belafon

I can’t read the thread, but I don’t really trust any news coming out of India right now.

If you could read the thread, rather than making assumptions about what they were saying, they used a combination of drugs used for HIV and also for the flu, which is similar to approaches used elsewhere for fighting coronavirus, for example in Thailand.

From:

From my lockdown room in #Paris things look grim, but here is some positive advancements #coronavirus:

-China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital. Not enough new cases to support them.
- Doctors in India have been successful in treating Coronavirus using…
Combination of drugs used: Lopinavir, Retonovir, Oseltamivir along with Chlorphenamine. They are going to suggest same medicine, globally.

The first two drugs are part of a common HIV cocktail treatment, and the other two are used in treating the flu and cold

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:06:59am

re: #292 aatharuv

That is good news. We all can use that right now.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:06:59am

Relative posts that Tom Hanks doesn’t have the virus, he’s under arrest for child molestation. Same with Justin Trudeau and his wife. Oh, and Oprah has been arrested too because she’s the leader of the Satanic priests…

Nobody ever went broke underestimating just how STUPID people can be!

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William Lewis  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:08:02am

re: #199 Targetpractice

As for me, my situation is…fluid. Working at a hotel front desk means if tourism falls off a cliff, there’s no guarantee you’ll have a job over the long-term. We were already running a skeleton crew due to the winter months, so there’s not a lot of people that can be cut from the staff before we’re unable to operate. And as of 2 days ago, we were on course to be down to 1/3 capacity by Friday. I honestly have no clue if I’m going to have a job past Friday, or how long I’ll have one before corporate shuts us down.

At my hotel, we’re maintaining a skeletal system. The upstairs is closed, heat off. The pool, hot tub and exercise rooms are all shut down for the duration. No hot breakfast, just grab and go bags with fruit, string cheese, yogurt, granola bars and bottled water.

One desk clerk had been fired recently and one took a voluntary lay off. So the rest of us are doing all right. My over night shifts are ending an hour early for cost reasons but that’s doable - I’m only losing 2 hours a week that way and 80 vs 76 isn’t that big a deal. The management company has said there will be someone at the front desk 24 hours.

Our reservations have fallen off the cliff but I had a reasonable number of walk ins every night of late and I think that’s going to be the core of our biz here in town. Combined with the well known brand name (Holiday Inn Express) it will, I think, be enough for us. Other local hotels may not be so lucky.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:08:11am

Fucking tone-deaf idiot.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:14:33am
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peguyjaures  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:14:44am

In other news, I heard from my parents today that my 80 years old aunt might have come down with the virus weeks ago (whatever it was, she fully recovered). Of course we might never know for sure, unless antibodies-based tests are widely deployed some time after the pandemic to get a better picture of how many people were infected. Anyways, she felt sick like never before, with textbook Covid-19 symptoms (fever and cough, then aching lungs and hard breathing), antibiotics had no effect (so it might have been viral), and she lives very near the area that later became the French epicenter of the epidemic, in a town that also has a large population of Chinese students who were just back from Christmas break. So chances it was indeed the coronavirus are pretty high. This would point to a wider spread of the epidemic in the community before it was even noticed (this was just before it was in the news and tests became available). On the brighter side, it would also suggest a large number of asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic cases, which would be reassuring as to the final mortality rate… Time will tell!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:16:27am

re: #285 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

And ^VIX is jumping as Shiterella continues to speak!

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:17:05am

re: #295 William Lewis

At my hotel, we’re maintaining a skeletal system. The upstairs is closed, heat off. The pool, hot tub and exercise rooms are all shut down for the duration. No hot breakfast, just grab and go bags with fruit, string cheese, yogurt, granola bars and bottled water.

One desk clerk had been fired recently and one took a voluntary lay off. So the rest of us are doing all right. My over night shifts are ending an hour early for cost reasons but that’s doable - I’m only losing 2 hours a week that way and 80 vs 76 isn’t that big a deal. The management company has said there will be someone at the front desk 24 hours.

Our reservations have fallen off the cliff but I had a reasonable number of walk ins every night of late and I think that’s going to be the core of our biz here in town. Combined with the well known brand name (Holiday Inn Express) it will, I think, be enough for us. Other local hotels may not be so lucky.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:17:11am

It defies belief that Italy is about to catch up with China in COVID19 cases and deaths. I don’t think we are getting anything remotely resembling the truth out of China, while the free press continues to function in Italy and the government does not have the option to lie beyond a certain point.
This contrast will be the model for Republican propaganda. They can’t shut down the press like the Chinese have, but they can deny any and all inconvenient facts, including a massive death toll. Their base is fully indoctrinated, primed and ready to reject literally anything it hears from the professional media, the civil service, scientists, or even the evidence of their own eyes.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:17:35am

Hey, I’m 17 upvotes away from 10,000 Karma!

Patience, persistence & no small amount of snark have made me what I am (bows to invisible applause)

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:18:17am

re: #302 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Hey, I’m 17 upvotes away from 10,000 Karma!

Patience, persistence & no small amount of snark have made me what I am (bows to invisible applause)

Urge to downvote…rising…

//

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:18:20am

I wonder what direction they’re going to go now?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:18:50am
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Belafon  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:18:57am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:19:09am

re: #304 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I wonder what direction they’re going to go now?

[Embedded content]

Continue to threaten the life of voters by making people go out and vote….

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:19:12am

re: #302 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

That is great. :)

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:19:39am

The ads fucking write themselves.

Trump doesn’t give a shit about anyone but the rich and powerful and what they can do for Trump.

You aren’t rich? You don’t matter. Your vote for Trump was to enable one of the biggest redistribution of wealth transfers to the rich from everyone else in history.

You can’t get tested? You aren’t connected. That’s life.

That’s life under the fucking GOP. They don’t care.

How would Democrats do things differently? It starts at the top - take responsibility (cut to Trump saying he takes no responsibility for anything that happened).

Cut this for every Democrat in every race, and run hard on it. Destroy the GOP for this. They enabled Trump. They protected Trump. They covered up his crimes.

They continue to protect Trump even now when he fails repeatedly and contradicts his own remaining public health experts who have to slow roll the bad news or else get cut out entirely.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:21:29am

Is it like the “5-time Host” club on SNL, where I get ushered into a secret backroom, with silky robes, aged scotch, and a crowd of other brilliant, famous people?

Or did I time this wrong, so now all I get is a free home version of the Pandemic game? Or maybe a cookbook on “Recipes for barbecueing radioactive squirrel on a curtain rod”?

YouTube

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Dr. Matt  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:21:54am

Dog is angry

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:23:16am

Spoiler alert: falling into the water at a nuclear reactor actually wouldn’t immediately roast you, unless you swam down to where the fuel rods are.

I never knew that.

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makeitstop  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:24:13am

re: #304 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I wonder what direction they’re going to go now?

[Embedded content]

Buying more Twitter bots.

/half

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lizardofid  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:25:01am

re: #312 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Spoiler alert: falling into the water at a nuclear reactor actually wouldn’t immediately roast you, unless you swam down to where the fuel rods are.

I never knew that.

I expect if the pumps were turned off, that would change pretty quickly. ; )

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:25:53am

… now this would be more like it!

YouTube

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:26:42am

re: #304 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I wonder what direction they’re going to go now?

[Embedded content]

Still seek a contested convention because *reasons*.

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gocart mozart  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:29:02am

re: #107 Disloyal Archangel

Who the hell thought it was a good idea to give this nutjob a place on the debate stages to begin with?

That would be Tom Perez.

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mmmirele  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:33:52am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Maybe you should actually check the news.

Musk is currently duking it out with the Alameda County Sheriff over this.

nypost.com

(and yes, New York Post but most recent)

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:43:32am

re: #182 BigPapa

Despite frustrations with hoarding food I’m questioning the rationale for completely closing restaurants. They are a considerable food source and I worry about vast amounts of food that will rot in fridges not being used. We should really consider keeping them open for delivery or take out only. Not just for jobs/biz, but so people can eat and take the load off the markets.

Illinois restaurants are allowed to do take out. Or drive through, if set up for that.

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John Hughes  Mar 18, 2020 • 10:45:30am

re: #82 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

You know, we used to be bummed out by launch fails, now we’re so spoiled we whine about

landing

fails.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 18, 2020 • 12:31:36pm

re: #59 Targetpractice

The Berners have decided that his continued presence in the race, even though it’s become statistically impossible for him to win, seems to be falling back on their 2016 arguments. They say he should remain because it adds “legitimacy” to the process, or that it builds enthusiasm and engagement, or simply because they think Bernie gains leverage over the direction of the general election by not bowing out before the convention.

These are not the arguments of people who believe their candidate still has a chance, these are people who’ve reached the bargaining stage.

In other words they are playing to the same rule book as 2016. Therefore, expect Bernie to avoid giving even a lukewarm supporting concession statement towards Biden to the last minute, followed by him withdrawing back to his home state, reverting back to an “Independent”, and doing nothing further to help defeat Trump.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 18, 2020 • 12:32:37pm

re: #66 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Fatten them up! They can be an emergency meat reserve.

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On the subject of Anna Meredith, she came to town and I was at the front of the queue, it was a pure privilege, I’m just mentioning that to thank LGF for putting us onto her. :)

On the subject of musicians, poets, artists who can’t perform now and won’t get paid in lieu of anything but can go on producing, trying their luck… often sensitive souls unsuited to hard business. If you are among those who can afford to stock up and have a struggling artist in the family, presently climbing the walls, please support them!


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Joyce Manor - ‘House Warning Party’ (Lyric Video) "House Warning Party" by @Joyce Manor from the album 'Songs From Northern Torrance,' available May 29thPre-order at joycemanor.ffm.to Filmed by Donovan Vim Crony / DEBUNK PUNK Season 2 / Episode 1 & at Zephyr Veg. Cafe (2) 6/19/09Edited by ...
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Twenty One Pilots - Level of Concern (Official Video) twenty one pilots - Level of Concern (Official Video)official video for "Level of Concern" - available now on Fueled By Ramen. top.lnk.to Exclusive Crew Nation hoodie available now - smarturl.itA portion of proceeds from this song + the TØP ...
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Lotteries: A Rant From a Poor PersonLotteries. A rant from a poor person (me). So I have a MegaMillions ticket. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million against. Right now, the jackpot is $336,000,000. There are endless think pieces in everything from ...
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Clean Bandit - Rockabye Ft Anne-Marie #AtHome #WithMe So fun to play in our garden and link up with Anne-Marie via computer airways for International Nurses Day! Watch the full concert: YouTube Click here to subscribe: bit.ly Follow us:Website: cleanbandit.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Instagram: instagram.comSoundcloud: SoundCloudSpotify: atlre.co.uk ...
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The Unlikely Candidates - Novocaine “Novocaine” by The Unlikely Candidates available now! LISTEN HERE: red.lnk.to Catch us on tour! songkick.com Follow us here:instagram.comfacebook.com@tucband?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthortheunlikelycandidates.com Directed by Mattias Russo-LarssonProduced by Lewis Atallah #UnlikelyCandidates #Novocaine #ArtistOnTheRise #OfficialVideo #Pizza #MusicVideo #AlternativeRock #Rock #TUC #LeftSideBrain #VeronicaMars #Alternative #Unlikely #Candidates ...
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Larkin Poe Keep Diggin’ (Official Video) 'Keep Diggin'' is the third song off Larkin Poe's 2020 album 'Self Made Man’, out June 12th. Pre-save the album on Spotify or pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and the official store NOW & get the first 3 songs "Holy ...
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