And Now, the Story of Typhoid Mary, as Told by Drunk History

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Mary Mallon spread typhoid wherever she went, and all because she wouldn’t wash her hands.

About Drunk History:
Based on the popular web series, Drunk History is the liquored-up narration of our nation’s history. Host Derek Waters, along with an ever-changing cast of actors and comedians, travels across the country to present the rich tales that every city in this land has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth. It’s just that sometimes the truth is a little incoherent.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:40:39pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:41:01pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:41:33pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

I wouldn’t buy a Trump steak if you told me it was laced with 100% guaranteed COVID-19 vaccine.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:46:59pm

I want to thank all you Lizards for keeping me sane.

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:50:15pm

re: #4 Ace Rothstein

I want to thank all you Lizards for keeping me sane.

I may need you to get my back soon!

I was in a rough patch last night but better today. The Wife Unit is in Costco doing battle, bringing me hard tack and bacon and other various provisions I can chef up in our Alamo.

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Jay C  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:50:21pm

re: #4 Ace Rothstein

I want to thank all you Lizards for keeping me sane.

You’re welcome, Ace:
We try our best… 👍

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:51:31pm

re: #5 BigPapa

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:51:36pm

re: #4 Ace Rothstein

I want to thank all you Lizards for keeping me sane.

All we’ve done is convince you you’re as sane as the rest of us. :)

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SteelPH  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:52:14pm

re: #8 Belafon

All we’ve done is convince you you’re as sane as the rest of us. :)

So not at all?
/

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:52:22pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:52:41pm

re: #9 SteelPH

So not at all?
/

No, no, now let’s be fair… we’re more sane than Republicans.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:53:44pm

Another profiteering scumbucket - Perdue, R-GA.

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:53:56pm

Just watched this documentary on bullshit actual fake news. It covers Comet Pizza, Seth Rich, Alex Jones and Burkman and Wohl and talks to the main principles in depth as well as many journalists. It’s pretty good but doesn’t get much beyond the surface (not sure how it could). Burkman is under rated as a slimy piece of shit. I rate it a B-

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:54:33pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:54:42pm

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:56:14pm

If any of you think you’re getting five bucks in assistance, I have some Iraqi Dinars you could use.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:58:24pm

Instagram

“Art comes in many different ways.” - @benjaminmoisen // #TGRlivethedream 🤘

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:58:33pm

Yeah the two dumbasses let HBO in behind the scenes to watch them make up lies

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:58:48pm

re: #16 Ace Rothstein

If any of you think you’re getting five bucks in assistance, I have some Iraqi Dinars you could use.

There are no tanks entering Baghdad.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:00:25pm

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:02:29pm

re: #7 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:04:02pm

There’s something happening here…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:06:30pm

re: #15 I Would Prefer Not To

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:07:42pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:09:12pm

But what is ain’t exactly clear….

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:09:22pm

I don’t know about ya’ll, and shit is all fucked up and shit, but the idea of being cooped up with my wife for a few weeks causes me no concern. As long as she’s healthy and happy and I can make her treats in the kitchen, I’m good.

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:11:24pm

re: #12 makeitstop

Another profiteering scumbucket - Perdue, R-GA.

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Sadly, there will always be a core group of people that always vote these criminals in office because they hate “illegals” and want to “own the Libs.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:12:40pm

re: #27 DodgerFan1988

Sadly, there will always be a core group of people that always vote these criminals in office because they hate “illegals” and want to “own the Libs.”

And I think there are a bunch that view such corruption as one of the “perks” of holding office.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:13:15pm

re: #26 BigPapa

I don’t know about ya’ll, and shit is all fucked up and shit, but the idea of being cooped up with my wife for a few weeks causes me no concern. As long as she’s healthy and happy and I can make her treats in the kitchen, I’m good.

Same here, my friend. As far as Mrs. Fish and I are concerned, it’s all good in the ‘hood. Now the fishspawn, on the other hand, might introduce some … complications.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:18:38pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:22:27pm

re: #23 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:22:34pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:23:15pm

So wingnuttia is piling on to Burr, a Republican, that he should resign.

At this point I suspect the real fear is that Burr is not a friend of Trump, and the hate-right knows this. Burr is friends with the usual rich deep pockets of the GOP, so Burr is all-in with helping them. But Burr appears to not be obeisant enough to Trump for the likings of deplorables.

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bratwurst  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:29:11pm

re: #33 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yep.

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:30:14pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:31:24pm

Burr is the fall guy to not blame Trump.

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bratwurst  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:32:45pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:33:49pm

Glad someone is pushing back, publicly

President Donald Trump’s directive for governors to buy their own medical supplies to fight the coronavirus has run into a big problem — the federal government.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker told Trump during a video conference on Thursday that his state three times lost out to the federal government on purchases of critical supplies, creating an awkward moment during the made-for-TV event at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington.

“I’ve got a feeling that if someone has the chance to sell to you and to sell to me, I am going to lose on every one of those,” a sheepish-sounding Baker told Trump, who chuckled at the remark.

Including the reply with Zakaria’s remarks because it needs to be heard, over and over again

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:34:47pm

My guess that the plan is this:

1) get Burr (not daily obeisant to Trump) to resign.
2) hope that Cooper appoints a Democrat to replace Burr.
3) then use that action of Cooper to rally the Republicans in NC to replace Cooper this fall.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:36:15pm

re: #31 I Would Prefer Not To

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:38:14pm
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austin_blue  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:39:08pm

CL’d:

re: #392 lawhawk

So, been binge watching The Mandalorian, and yeah, it was good. Exactly what I needed at this time (and Disney, take my money now).

This is how I wish they approached the story of Han Solo. Or how they’d do a Chewie backstory.

Yeah, but what does the inside of his helmet smell like?

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bratwurst  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:40:27pm

re: #42 austin_blue

Yeah, but what does the inside of his helmet smell like?

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:41:03pm

There’s a man with a gun over there….

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:42:01pm

My four pounds of coffee have arrived, so that’s one less thing to worry about. I should freeze them, but I don’t have room. One more order arriving tomorrow — the powdered milk plus a few other things to make up their minimum — and I’ll be stocked up.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:42:34pm
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Kilroy was here  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:42:46pm

Just in case you need another hand washing video.. Over 11 minutes of it.

” HAND WASHING IN PATIENT CARE” 1962 NURSE INSTRUCTIONAL FILM — THAT’S VERY RELEVANT TODAY! 22214

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:43:21pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:44:39pm

re: #48 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Domino’s is not pizza. It’s cardboard with gravy out of a jar on top.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:45:22pm

re: #45 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

My four pounds of coffee have arrived, so that’s one less thing to worry about. I should freeze them, but I don’t have room. One more order arriving tomorrow — the powdered milk plus a few other things to make up their minimum — and I’ll be stocked up.

I just recently read that you shouldn’t freeze coffee beans as it is worse for the beans than not freezing them.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:46:05pm

re: #49 Ace Rothstein

Domino’s is not pizza. It’s cardboard with gravy out of a jar on top.

Dominoes up here is really good.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:46:56pm

re: #47 Kilroy was here

Hexachlorophene (about 2:00 in that video) was pulled from general sale years ago.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:49:19pm

re: #50 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I just recently read that you shouldn’t freeze coffee beans as it is worse for the beans than not freezing them.

Good to know. Since I can’t do it anyway.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:56:14pm

re: #35 gocart mozart

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:59:07pm
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plansbandc  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:02:19pm

If a Republican ever seems to be doing the right thing, rest assured they aren’t.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:03:09pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:10:11pm
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uriel  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:11:42pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:13:30pm

Along that thread of sharing our corona experiences…
Now a writer and a photographer are locked down together for a few weeks. We started a journal tonight. Just because.

3/19/2020
Sooner rather than later we will all appreciate the distinction between SNAFU, TARFU, and FUBAR.
KW aka Leftwingconspirator
I always knew I had it too easy.
DB
aka Rightwingconspirator

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:13:57pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:14:31pm

Took me a minute, but it’s late….

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:22:41pm
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austin_blue  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:27:27pm

Well, She Who Must Be Obeyed is making a run to Wheatsville Coop, tomorrow.

We need protein, veggies, yeast, and coffee. She’ll be gloved and masked.

So my typical day right now. I walk down to the C-store two blocks away, buy the local fishwrap and the NYT, walk back up the hill hill and wash my hands. Read the papers, do the puzzles, wash my hands again. Do some yard work, wash my hands. The house next door has been moved off-site and the old one is being replaced with a new one, beautifully rebuilt by the land owners, who are architects.

Most of the subcontractors are staffed by people who play conjunto music. I suspect they are not documented, like the vast majority of subcontractors in Central Texas. Depending on the house, it’ll save you 20 to forty thousand dollars on your new home. They don’t have any bennies or insurance.

I take a nap. I read my books (although the Austin library system was shut down on Wednesday). I’ve got about four days left on my backlog. I take a long walk down to Town Lake Park, keeping my distance from other people.

Despite the time with SWMBO, this is a lonely sad time for me. I crave more human contact with my friends. I don’t like standing ten feet from my neighbors hurling pleasantries across the street. I want more than elbow bumps.

This really sucks, and I think if I don’t die from this plague this will be my reality for another six months.

Excuse me, I’ve got to wash my hands before bed. Night all.

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uriel  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:28:21pm

re: #61 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

At this point, I don’t understand whether they’re just trying to ramp up his stupid trade war again to get his magats all excited, escalate things to a new cold war, of if they want us to go to *actual* war with the most populous country in the world.

None of which will help one god damned bit, and all of which will make things markedly worse at best.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:28:45pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:29:21pm

re: #49 Ace Rothstein

Domino’s is not pizza. It’s cardboard with gravy out of a jar on top.

Now, now, they also add some squares of reconstituted yellow-cake cheese-food like product on top.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:31:16pm

re: #65 uriel

At this point, I don’t understand whether they’re just trying to ramp up his stupid trade war again to get his magats all excited, escalate things to a new cold war, of if they want us to go to *actual* war with the most populous country in the world.

I’m going with the latter. The racist’s wet dream is to purge the US of anyone who’s not like them.

Remember, these are the people who not only separate children from parents at the border, but then object to taking care of the children in the make-shift jails.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:32:01pm

re: #64 austin_blue

Well, She Who Must Be Obeyed is making a run to Wheatsville Coop, tomorrow.

We need protein, veggies, yeast, and coffee. She’ll be gloved and masked.

So my typical day right now. I walk down to the C-store two blocks away, buy the local fishwrap and the NYT, walk back up the hill hill and wash my hands. Read the papers, do the puzzles, wash my hands again. Do some yard work, wash my hands. The house next door has been moved off-site and the old one is being replaced with a new one, beautifully rebuilt by the land owners, who are architects.

Most of the subcontractors are staffed by people who play conjunto music. I suspect they are not documented, like the vast majority of subcontractors in Central Texas. Depending on the house, it’ll save you 20 to forty thousand dollars on your new home. They don’t have any bennies or insurance.

I take a nap. I read my books (although the Austin library system was shut down on Wednesday). I’ve got about four days left on my backlog. I take a long walk down to Town Lake Park, keeping my distance from other people.

Despite the time with SWMBO, this is a lonely sad time for me. I crave more human contact with my friends. I don’t like standing ten feet from my neighbors hurling pleasantries across the street. I want more than elbow bumps.

This really sucks, and I think if I don’t die from this plague this will be my reality for another six months.

Excuse me, I’ve got to wash my hands before bed. Night all.

I think it is reality and it sucks. Things are going to be different…. Keep the faith, we will all do our best to keep each other sane.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:34:10pm

The modern fish tank video.. Relaxing and interesting.
Been watching this on the big screen and it is strangely relaxing.

TRAIN DRIVER’S VIEW: Live chat and Stream from the Bergen Line, Norway (Winter Vibes)

There are a ton of these driver view videos on youtube.
Want something more people.. here yah go. Love all the human crossing guards…

Train Driver record SE5 Hanoi - Ninh Binh (2017)

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:36:08pm

When if ever was doing our part basically being go home and just stay there? Hard and easy at the same time.

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:38:34pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:38:50pm

From the previous thread:
re: #392 lawhawk

So, been binge watching The Mandalorian, and yeah, it was good. Exactly what I needed at this time (and Disney, take my money now).

This is how I wish they approached the story of Han Solo. Or how they’d do a Chewie backstory.

re: #416 Anymouse 🌹🎃

We were binge watching more of “Dark Shadows.”

We’re up to the episodes in 1966 just before Christmas.

The announcer at the end of each episode is now saying “On behalf of our sponsors, we wish you a very happy holiday season.”

Who knew Democrats could take the Obama Magic Negro Time Machine back to 1966 to prosecute our “War on Christmas? (tm)”

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:39:38pm

re: #49 Ace Rothstein

Domino’s is not pizza. It’s cardboard with gravy out of a jar on top.

Not in this corner of the world. Here it’s non-Kosher quality stuff for the most part. About half a year ago they even launched a series of gourmet pizzas designed by a well-known local chef.

Naturally, folks visiting the U.S. who try the stuff we have back home are met with quite a shock as a result.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:41:05pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:44:29pm

Four people aboard cruise ship test positive for coronavirus in Sydney

Four people aboard a cruise ship that berthed in Sydney on Thursday morning and had also docked in Wellington have tested positive for coronavirus.

Other passengers who may have been exposed have disembarked the ship.

One confirmed case is a staff member who was allowed to board another cruise with a new group of passengers that is at sea between Sydney and Wollongong.

New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard is urging all 2700 passengers and 1100 crew who were on board the Ruby Princess that arrived at 6am from New Zealand to self-isolate immediately.

Carnival should just retire its “Princess” brand when this is all over.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:44:52pm

re: #70 Kilroy was here

I LOOOVE cab videos! Of course, I watch many French TGV videos, but I’ve been mesmerized by Japanese motorcoach airport shuttle trips.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:47:06pm

Almost 1 a.m. in D.C. and the orange shit bag is retweeting his bootlickers on Capitol Hill.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:47:59pm

Shit!

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sagehen  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:52:40pm

re: #63 Disloyal Archangel

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I’m an old-fashioned gal. I like tar and feathers, run out of town on a rail. (and if there happens to be a crowd with torches and pitchforks waiting at the other end of the rail… oh wait, social distancing. So the people with torches and pitchforks should be spaced 6 feet apart, next to the rail line).

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:53:53pm

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

These shutdown orders like here in California are desperate attempts to not overwhelm our hospitals.

Meanwhile, the governor of Iowa stated she’s not even considering such an order for her state.

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:54:31pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:56:07pm

re: #82 Disloyal Archangel

Since Tucker and Fox are complicit with the malicious cover up of the severity of Covid-19 as a pandemic, they are now desperate to find a way to get a fall guy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:56:08pm

Yeah, no encouraging

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:56:36pm

re: #398 BigPapa

Absolutely. She’s been solid and this will damage her massively. As it should. This is a major breach of public trust and quite possibly criminal. Too bad the SEC has been starved Banana Republicans.

I guess this great stock dump shall forevermore be called the Trump and Dump.

+50 for “Trump and Dump.”

I can’t wait to see what happens to the NYSE when it opens while this scandal festers overnight. Gaa, the Chairman of the NYSE involved with one of the alleged insiders?

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austin_blue  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:57:23pm

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

Shit!

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Well, that is absolutely terrifying.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:58:54pm

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sagehen  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:02:52pm

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹🎃

+50 for “Trump and Dump.”

I can’t wait to see what happens to the NYSE when it opens while this scandal festers overnight. Gaa, the Chairman of the NYSE involved with one of the alleged insiders?

I’m angry at all the inside-trading Senators, but especially disappointed in DiFi. She used to be THE BEST at anticipatory life-saving.

For example, when she was mayor of San Fran, she pushed through (against a lot of resistance) a $10 million earthquake retro-fit of Candlestick Park. This was a big part of what got her to the Senate in the first place; that project is the reason why Loma Prieta didn’t kill 20,000 baseball fans during the World Series.

(ETA: On camera. ESPN was broadcasting the game, they broke news of the quake minutes before USGS or network news got to it).

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mmmirele  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:06:40pm

Doug Ducey, governor of Arizona, finally did something:

* Activated the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks
* Ordered all elective surgeries to be cancelled
* Ordered all restaurants in counties with a confirmed case of coronavirus to shut down their dining rooms and go with takeout or drive through.
* Closed bars, movie theatres and gyms
* Waived the expiration date of drivers licenses (we actually don’t have much of a problem with this since licenses expire on one’s 65th birthday but you have to get a picture every 12 years, which is annoying).
* Restaurants will be allowed to deliver liquor with food orders

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema thinks the order should be extended to all counties, not just the six counties with reported cases, otherwise she’s good with this. The mayor of Phoenix, Kate Gallego, is happy with this because she was trying to shut down restaurants and bars and realizing it wasn’t going to work without a countywide shutdown.

azfamily.com

ETA: the number of cases has risen from 27 to 47 today. Three of the cases are on the Navajo Reservation and that is concerning. Two of the cases are at Luke AFB, also concerning.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:08:11pm

re: #89 mmmirele

The entire state of Texas is shut down to takeout only for restaurants.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:09:14pm

I am going to go buy something tomorrow for dinner.

My wife said the Thai place in town had so many orders the answering machine was full.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:09:36pm

TJX closing all stores, including Marshalls, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods (Channel 7, Boston)

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - TJX announced Thursday that it will be temporarily closing all of its stores due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Marshalls, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and Sierra will be closed until further notice, according to Eric Herman, Chief Executive Officer & President of TJX.

“Our hearts are with people around the world who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak,” Herman said in a news release.”This pandemic has affected everyone’s lives, including those of our associates and customers.”

TJX is also closing its online businesses, including tjmaxx.com, marshalls.com, and sierra.com, as well as distribution and fulfillment centers and office.

Herman said TJX will pay store, distribution, and office associates for two weeks during the closures.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:09:44pm

re: #88 sagehen

I’m angry at all the inside-trading Senators, but especially disappointed in DiFi. She used to be THE BEST at anticipatory life-saving.

For example, when she was mayor of San Fran, she pushed through (against a lot of resistance) a $10 million earthquake retro-fit of Candlestick Park. This was a big part of what got her to the Senate in the first place; that project is the reason why Loma Prieta didn’t kill 20,000 baseball fans during the World Series.

I’m waiting 24 hours on this. Did she/husband make one trade or did they empty their portfolios like the others. It wasn’t clear, but if she has to go, she has to go.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:09:53pm
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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:11:06pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹🎃

TJX closing all stores, including Marshalls, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods (Channel 7, Boston)

Rockwall has three of those stores, everything but Sierra.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:13:27pm

This was actually his first trip to Maralago

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mmmirele  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:14:53pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

The thing you have to keep in mind is while most of the Navajo Nation is in Arizona, good chunks are also in southern Utah and western New Mexico. This article isn’t clear as to whether all the people who have coronavirus on the Nation are in Arizona or not. Nevertheless, this is not a good thing because the Nation is generally remote. I’ve driven through it and it’s stark, beautiful but empty country.

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danarchy  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:16:30pm

re: #387 lawhawk

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All the insiders in Congress were cashing out.

Before this is over, a few Democrats might sure as fuck get caught up trying to secure their personal gains while everyone else watches their 401(k) vaporized, jobs lost, and worse.

But as of the moment, there’s at least 3 GOPers who engaged in insider trading: Burr, Loefler, and Johnson. All sold out right at the peak of the market. Loefler then went all in on telecommute plays.

Is a sale on March 02 really insider trading? The DOW dropped 700 points that day after the fed had an emergency half point cut and it was down almost 3000 points from the high.

cnbc.com

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:16:36pm

Kohl’s as well:

Kohl’s Announces Temporary Closure of Stores Nationwide
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Kohl’s announced today that as the result of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic the company will temporarily close its stores nationwide effective Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. local time.

“To demonstrate our support of the efforts underway to contain the spread of the coronavirus, we are closing all Kohl’s stores through at least April 1. We will support store associates with two calendar weeks of pay,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief executive officer. “We will continue to serve customers on kohls.com and our Kohl’s App, and we look forward to reopening our stores soon to serve families across the country.”

Kohl’s will continue to serve its millions of customers through kohls.com and Kohl’s App and will ship their desired items directly to their homes.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:16:46pm

re: #96 Belafon

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This was actually his first trip to Maralago

He’s scared of dying

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:18:27pm

(video, 1:59, a young woman in ICU with Covid-19 describing the dangers to young people. Caution for loud coughs punctuating her talk.)

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:20:50pm

re: #80 sagehen

I’m an old-fashioned gal. I like tar and feathers, run out of town on a rail. (and if there happens to be a crowd with torches and pitchforks waiting at the other end of the rail… oh wait, social distancing. So the people with torches and pitchforks should be spaced 6 feet apart, next to the rail line).

I know it’s not traditional, but maybe flamethrowers, in view of the need to stay six feet away?

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uriel  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:21:22pm

re: #68 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’m going with the latter. The racist’s wet dream is to purge the US of anyone who’s not like them.

Remember, these are the people who not only separate children from parents at the border, but then object to taking care of the children in the make-shift jails.

Yeah- under any other president that last choice would have been inconceivable.

But with this guy?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:22:01pm

re: #93 I Would Prefer Not To

I’m waiting 24 hours on this. Did she/husband make one trade or did they empty their portfolios like the others. It wasn’t clear, but if she has to go, she has to go.

I know someone who did this.

Simply selling when the markets turn bearish is by itself not inside selling.

But turning around and buying (because of secret knowledge) into a company which is about to benefit from the cause of the crash - yeah, that’s insider trader.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:23:57pm

re: #101 Anymouse 🌹🎃

(video, 1:59, a young woman in ICU with Covid-19 describing the dangers to young people. Caution for loud coughs punctuating her talk.)

All sorts of (presumably) conservatives are all over her video claiming it’s a video from four years ago about COPD, because she says to “put down your cigarettes, this is really bad.” (Cigarette smoking is a known aggravation to this disease.)

They are going to deny themselves right into the grave—and try to take us with them.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:26:10pm

re: #398 BigPapa

Absolutely. She’s been solid and this will damage her massively. As it should. This is a major breach of public trust and quite possibly criminal. Too bad the SEC has been starved Banana Republicans.

I guess this great stock dump shall forevermore be called the Trump and Dump.

There is now no reason to believe that she took advantage of inside information. Her husband sold one stock that had been doing badly for a year. The others sold massive amounts of stock in multiple trades. Don’t let the others involve her with their wrongdoing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:28:49pm

re: #8 Belafon

All we’ve done is convince you you’re as sane as the rest of us. :)

No one ever claimed that of me before. Thanks.

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William Lewis  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:29:48pm

re: #70 Kilroy was here

The modern fish tank video.. Relaxing and interesting.
Been watching this on the big screen and it is strangely relaxing.

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Her videos of the Bergen line to Oslo are exquisite. I love falling asleep to them.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:33:37pm

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:34:49pm

re: #39 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

My guess that the plan is this:

1) get Burr (not daily obeisant to Trump) to resign.
2) hope that Cooper appoints a Democrat to replace Burr.
3) then use that action of Cooper to rally the Republicans in NC to replace Cooper this fall.

North Carolina law says that filling a Senate vacancy, the person appointed must be from the same party. Thus Gov. Cooper must appoint a Republican.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:36:35pm

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹🎃

All sorts of (presumably) conservatives are all over her video claiming it’s a video from four years ago about COPD, because she says to “put down your cigarettes, this is really bad.” (Cigarette smoking is a known aggravation to this disease.)

They are going to deny themselves right into the grave—and try to take us with them.

I am rapidly running out of fucks to give about denialist conservatives. Darwinian selection, do your stuff.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:40:23pm

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🎃

North Carolina law says that filling a Senate vacancy, the person appointed must be from the same party. Thus Gov. Cooper must appoint a Republican.

There are no laws per se, merely… guidelines. The President has proven that.

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plansbandc  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:44:04pm

Ugly nightmare last night. Sleep won’t come so easy tonight. Sigh.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:47:10pm

re: #39 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

My guess that the plan is this:

1) get Burr (not daily obeisant to Trump) to resign.
2) hope that Cooper appoints a Democrat to replace Burr.
3) then use that action of Cooper to rally the Republicans in NC to replace Cooper this fall.

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🎃

North Carolina law says that filling a Senate vacancy, the person appointed must be from the same party. Thus Gov. Cooper must appoint a Republican.

re: #112 Dread Pirate

There are no laws per se, merely… guidelines. The President has proven that.

I suggested down stairs today, Gov Cooper could possibly leave the seat unfilled until a special election

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:52:57pm

IT WAS THE STUPID INTERN!!!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:53:38pm

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Just find a Democrat who’s willing to re-register as a Republican.

re: #114 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I suggested down stairs today, Gov Cooper could possibly leave the seat unfilled until a special election

Possibly the best move. Doing so means a majority in the Senate will be just 50, not 51.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:55:51pm

re: #115 teleskiguy

I do not make investment decisions for my portfolio.

Sure, claim that Senator if you want. But if you just happened to pass along to your advisors that you heard something about the virus that caused the problems in Hubei, that is enough of a signal for anyone with an ear to hear.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 10:57:50pm

re: #81 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

These shutdown orders like here in California are desperate attempts to not overwhelm our hospitals.

Meanwhile, the governor of Iowa stated she’s not even considering such an order for her state.

Damn, we’re going to have to build a wall along the border with Iowa (well shut the bridges across the Missouri River), and make Kim Reynolds pay for it.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:00:11pm

So Boris Johnson in his press conference today kept going on about “turning the tide” in “twelve weeks”.

Fortunately one reporter pressed on this. In reply, Boris said he really didn’t know how long this is going to go on, but that he hopes they’ll get a handle on this in twelve week.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:05:20pm

re: #87 Eclectic Cyborg

In Czech (and Polish and other Slavic languages), there’s “kurva” [pronounced like it’s spelled, but with a lightly trilled ‘r’. It’s roughly analogous to “fuck”. And in Czech specifically, there’s “do píči” [the first word is pronounced like Homer Simpson’s “d’oh” and then the second word pronounced like “peach-ee”], which is used as an emotional expression of annoyance ( such as a negative assessment of the situation) or to express astonishment.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:06:53pm

re: #118 Anymouse 🌹🎃

As coronavirus cases increase, Gov. Kim Reynolds says Iowa has no plans for shelter-in-place order

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds doesn’t see the need for more drastic action, such as shelter-in-place orders seen in several California counties, to stem the novel coronavirus spread in Iowa.

Instead, she’s counting on Iowans to follow current directives on limited social gatherings, keeping distance from other people and staying home if they feel ill.

The governor had with her their chief medical officer, who stated testing for Covid-19 was not necessary, just stay home if you’re sick.

What this tells me is that they have given up on the idea of chasing an infection’s history of contacts, i.e., just assuming that SARS-Cov-2 is and will remain in the community at large.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:08:01pm

re: #104 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I know someone who did this.

Simply selling when the markets turn bearish is by itself not inside selling.

But turning around and buying (because of secret knowledge) into a company which is about to benefit from the cause of the crash - yeah, that’s insider trader.

And this sort of corruption amongst the wealthy and powerful is exactly the reason I will never buy a single share of stocks. They manipulate the markets to transfer wealth from the poor and middle-class into their voracious maws.

Hoarding money should be considered a psychiatric disorder like any other sort of anti-social or harm-inflicting horading.

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gwangung  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:08:03pm

re: #121 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

As coronavirus cases increase, Gov. Kim Reynolds says Iowa has no plans for shelter-in-place order

The governor had with her their chief medical officer, who stated testing for Covid-19 was not necessary, just stay home if you’re sick.

What this tells me is that they have given up on the idea of chasing an infection’s history of contacts, i.e., just assuming that SARS-Cov-2 is and will remain in the community at large.

With the dearth of tests, is that a bad idea?

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:08:13pm

re: #100 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

He’s scared of dying

That, and while Tucker is foul, he’s no fool - he’s certainly read up on this enough to realize that COVID-19 hits the 65+ demographic particularly hard.

You know….the GOP voter base.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:10:45pm

re: #123 gwangung

With the dearth of tests, is that a bad idea?

But I thought Trump promised gazillions of tests?

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:12:51pm

re: #122 Anymouse 🌹🎃

And this sort of corruption amongst the wealthy and powerful is exactly the reason I will never buy a single share of stocks. They manipulate the markets to transfer wealth from the poor and middle-class into their voracious maws.

Hoarding money should be considered a psychiatric disorder like any other sort of anti-social or harm-inflicting horading.

Not a psychiatrist or a psychologist myself, but on the surface at least, it seems to me that hoarding is a subspecies of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:17:08pm

Ain’t nothin’ going to happen to Burr. He’ll still be there in 12 months time, bitching and moaning about Biden and promising that when Repubs take back the Senate in 2022, they’ll solve all of America’s problems and give everybody a pony at the same time.

He’s just serving as a convenient lightning rod for a party and (in the former of Tucker) a network that got caught slinging bullshit in defense of their Dear Leader. We’ve seen this song and dance enough time to know how it will go:

- Shock (“How did you get this information!?”)
- Denial (“I never engaged in insider trading! These were perfectly normal stock trades!”)
- Anger (“How dare the press look into my financials?! I have a right to privacy!”)
- Bargaining (“I’ll donate some of the money to charities engaged in the fight against the China Virus!”)
- Acceptance (“Yes, I may have acted upon information I was given in a classified briefing, but I’ve made good with my donation and I think we all need to move on.”)

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:18:47pm

re: #123 gwangung

With the dearth of tests, is that a bad idea?

The assumption is spot on, but the logical public policy that flows from it is a shelter in place order that she’s refusing to issue.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:19:30pm

Esther doing the fashion in quarantine:

Quarantine Day 1 - Sight Reading Mozart Sonata

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piratedan  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:20:36pm

re: #123 gwangung

well, yeah for the people of Iowa, namely anyone that’s been out of the state during the last month and has likely brought the virus back into the state with them…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:21:01pm

Because testing capacity is limited here in Czech Republic and because we know that COVID-19 is detectable in feces, I’m seeing suggestions online (in typical Czech humor) that everyone should promptly send stool samples to the address of the Office of the Prime Minister.

LOL 😂

Maybe a good idea for you in the US - everyone concerned they may be infected should immediately send a stool sample to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C., 20500.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:22:56pm

In the meantime, lots of conservatives in Kelly Loeffler’s tweetsplanation of how those stock transactions came to be defending her because it was “only” $350,000 or so worth of shares, and she has far more money than that.

For example, this douche:

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:23:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:34:23pm

Nebraska state senator Lynne Walz, (D-15th District, Dodge County)

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:34:31pm

re: #132 Anymouse 🌹🎃

In the meantime, lots of conservatives in Kelly Loeffler’s tweetsplanation of how those stock transactions came to be defending her because it was “only” $350,000 or so worth of shares, and she has far more money than that.

For example, this douche:

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Put it in a form that they’ll understand (and instinctively froth at): “That’s seven whole pay-offs to Hunter Biden!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:36:18pm

Breaking local news: It has stopped snowing.

The heavy wind came and went before the worst of the snow, so the worst of blizzard conditions did not occur here (though all the roads are closed).

Digging out will be a bit easier (no twenty-foot snowdrifts to get through).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:38:49pm

Gotta find some way to blame Democrats and socialism.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:41:11pm

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🎃

As a reminder, she is a radiologist, not an infectious disease doctor.

Reputable physicians do not go on FOX.

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:44:27pm

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Gotta find some way to blame Democrats and socialism.

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Days of “People want to go out and party and Dem governors are wrong to stop them!” now replaced with “Dems are responsible for spreading this disease by not locking their kids in their homes!”

Amazing how that works, huh?//////

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:44:37pm

re: #138 Anymouse 🌹🎃

AOC was warning young people a whole week before this FOX segment that you can spread the disease to those more vulnerable without knowing it, and you should not gather in large groups.

FOX here is blaming this on her and on “large protests.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t recall any large protests in the last few months.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:50:04pm

It’s snowing again.

The NWS radio just popped off with a winter weather advisory through the night.

hb.511.nebraska.gov

Nebraska main roads and highway cameras. The entire state except the southeast and extreme northwest is closed.

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ckkatz  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:55:24pm

re: #120 Dr Lizardo

Speaking of Czech…

A friend was telling me that the Czech (but not apparently Slovak) equivalent to the English colloquialism “It’s raining cats and dogs” was “It’s raining tractors”?

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sagehen  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:55:40pm

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🎃

North Carolina law says that filling a Senate vacancy, the person appointed must be from the same party. Thus Gov. Cooper must appoint a Republican.

Do they have to be a North Carolinean? ‘Cause William Weld, Rick Wilson, Ana Navarro, Jennifer Rubin, they’re all Republicans.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:56:01pm

Sure Jan on this headline from the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald.

A new analysis from the U.S. Travel Association is grim. The group projects that “decreased travel due to coronavirus will inflict an $809 billion total hit on the U.S. economy and eliminate 4.6 million travel-related American jobs this year.”

Coronavirus could have an huge impact on economy; local tourism officials optimistic

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:57:39pm

re: #143 sagehen

Do they have to be a North Carolinean? ‘Cause William Weld, Rick Wilson, Ana Navarro, Jennifer Rubin, they’re all Republicans.

Alas, yes.

No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen. [U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 3, clause 3]

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sagehen  Mar 19, 2020 • 11:59:05pm

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹🎃

All sorts of (presumably) conservatives are all over her video claiming it’s a video from four years ago about COPD, because she says to “put down your cigarettes, this is really bad.” (Cigarette smoking is a known aggravation to this disease.)

They are going to deny themselves right into the grave—and try to take us with them.

If it was COPD, she wouldn’t have to be isolated from her husband and kids. That protocol is only for contagious things.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:00:45am

re: #146 sagehen

If it was COPD, she wouldn’t have to be isolated from her husband and kids. That protocol is only for contagious things.

Yup.

By the way Ms. Sagehen, are we the only two keeping the lights on around here tonight? /s

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Targetpractice  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:03:40am

I mean really, who didn’t see “DEMOCRATS ARE SPREADING THE VIRUS!!!” coming? These are people who live in a consequence-free fantasy world, where Donny has been telling them for days that the virus is “contained,” that he did all the right things to stop it, and it should be disappearing rather than growing in numbers. The only answer that they can come to (other than that he’s a liar, which they’ll never accept) is that “someone” has to be spreading this virus amongst the population.

Hell, they’ve been trending this way for days, you could see that on the echo chambers they think nobody but fellow travelers look in on. But what we see now is Faux beginning to float that balloon, preparing for the next stage in their grand effort to save Trump from himself.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:10:28am

My weather station says ‘Spring Equinox’, also it’s shows 2.17” in the last week, bringing up our total to 9.05”. Rain season ends June 30th. I guess the Equinox is a day early on the leap year.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:10:46am

Sorry, America, the Full Lockdown Is Coming (goes to Foreign Policy)

It already has here.

Politicians won’t admit it yet, but it’s time to prepare—physically and psychologically—for a sudden stop to all life outside your home.

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ckkatz  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:14:16am

By the way…

A few threads back there was discussion regarding firearms for personal protection. Like you, I am concerned about stochastic violence and raging magats.

For those thinking of using a firearm for home or self defense; If they have not already done the following homework, I would strongly urge it before they intend to start doing so.

1. Talk to an attorney experienced in local civilian firearm laws and usage. Each jurisdiction has it’s own peculiarities. Also, anonymous “Internet legal experts” aren’t.

One example, late last century, I was told by my attorney to expect that a “righteous shoot” (ie legal shoot) could require up to two years investigation and $35,000 in legal fees. Beyond My and my loved ones’ lives, not much in my house is worth that.

2. Talk to your trusted ethicists and determine, beforehand, who you would be willing to shoot, when, and why. Do _not_ try to decide that when faced with the actual situation. There isn’t enough brainpower or time at that point.

3. Have a long talk with yourself and those who know you well. On whether you really want to shoot a fellow human being. Even in war, after a lot of training and reinforcement, many soldiers cannot get themselves to shoot an enemy soldier. And some of those who do, castigate themselves for the rest of their lives.

It is a life changing event for most people. There is a lot of benefit in treating it as such and thinking long and hard about it.

4. Walk through where you would use the firearm, ie your house, with someone who knows firearms and decide where and how you could use it without shooting your own family or innocent neighbors and passersby.

I knew an attorney in rural Virginia who shot and killed someone. Frankly, the attorney could be a jerk. But the guy he shot was a bigger asshole and a lot dumber than the attorney. The attorney was no-billed. But he quickly figured out that it would be best if he moved out of the county and to North Carolina. I wasn’t at the shooting, but still wonder if it was really necessary.

edit - fixed spelling, clarified two sentences.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:15:15am

re: #149 Dread Pirate

My weather station says ‘Spring Equinox’, also it’s shows 2.17” in the last week, bringing up our total to 9.05”. Rain season ends June 30th. I guess the Equinox is a day early on the leap year.

If it’s Spring Equinox, why are we getting all this snow right now?

Global Warming is a hoax!

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Dread Pirate  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:15:24am

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Sorry, America, the Full Lockdown Is Coming (goes to Foreign Policy)

It already has here.

Not so bad here. We have food delivery and weed delivery. Other than groceries, hardware stores and the occasional Taco Bell steak-cheesy-gordita-crunch (they’re the crack of fast food) I don’t really need to go anywhere.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:20:12am

We need Door Dash to support liquor deliveries from BevMo! .

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:20:43am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:22:29am

re: #151 ckkatz

Thanks for that. Those are things everyone who owns or are considering buying firearms must consider.

I would add: If you’re going to own a firearm, you need to practice constantly on its use. It does you no good if you own a pistol but can’t hit the broadside of a barn with it. Alternatively, buy a shotgun. Aim is not as important, and bullets won’t go through your walls into the next house across the street.

As for what I would use my shotgun for in home defence, only to defend my life or my wife’s life. I have property insurance for the rest. We’ve gone through the plan before, that if we have an escape route, we take it.

We are stuck in the position of having only one county sheriff and one deputy (and one is always in the office). While I was on the village board, I forwarded an ordinance to recreate the village position of marshal, and it is filled now. However, the marshal also has a regular job and might not be able to respond in a timely manner.

These are also things to consider: How far away is help? In our county the one sheriff’s car can be more than thirty miles away from us.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:24:48am

re: #153 Dread Pirate

Not so bad here. We have food delivery and weed delivery. Other than groceries, hardware stores and the occasional Taco Bell steak-cheesy-gordita-crunch (they’re the crack of fast food) I don’t really need to go anywhere.

What is a Taco Bell? Is that some kind of ringer made of a tortilla? /s

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:28:03am

When Syria has their shit together better than Republicans.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:32:55am

re: #158 Anymouse 🌹🎃

When Syria has their shit together better than Republicans.

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I’m worried about when it hits Gaza. What are the Israeli’s going to do? They made it a welfare state, they will have to provide the for their welfare.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:38:28am

Clueless rich celebrities not named Donald Trump, part eleventy billion:

Cardi B demands someone at the Pentagon ‘let a b*tch know’ what is going on (Goes to Task & Purpose, a military E-zine, more at the link):

Rapper Cardi B wants someone at the Pentagon to contact her and tell her what is going on with this coronavirus pandemic.

Although the DoD has been issuing daily updates regarding numbers of infected service members, and holding briefings on how the military is dealing with the spread of the virus, fundamental questions still remain: how long is this damn thing going to last? How bad will it get? Should we be freaking out?

Plenty of experts and non-experts disagree over all of those things, but perhaps there is some top secret document buried deep inside the defense secretary’s office that holds the key.

And Cardi B wants it right now, because after days of living in quarantine, even smoking a lot of weed and rolling dozens of blunts can get boring (goes to Cardi B’s Instagram page, about ten second video).

(more at the link)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:42:48am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:45:50am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:46:05am

re: #142 ckkatz

Speaking of Czech…

A friend was telling me that the Czech (but not apparently Slovak) equivalent to the English colloquialism “It’s raining cats and dogs” was “It’s raining tractors”?

I don’t think I’ve ever heard that colloquialism, at least not in my region of Czech Republic.

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Targetpractice  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:46:30am

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Sorry, America, the Full Lockdown Is Coming (goes to Foreign Policy)

It already has here.

Zod, I hope so. I’m up to my armpits in Karens bitching at me about the state of this place due to the staff being cut to the bone and other measures taken (no doubt by order of corporate) to abide by the CDC’s recommendations. I’m totally ready to trade cabin fever for “I wanna talk to a manager!”

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:48:58am

re: #153 Dread Pirate

Not so bad here. We have food delivery and weed delivery. Other than groceries, hardware stores and the occasional Taco Bell steak-cheesy-gordita-crunch (they’re the crack of fast food) I don’t really need to go anywhere.

Portland, OR is on it!

Social distancing be damned—Portland will not go without its strippers, even during a global pandemic.

Lucky Devil Lounge is bringing its dancers to your door with a new food delivery service it’s calling—wait for it—“Boober Eats.”

“I originally did it at first as a joke,” says club owner Shon Boulden, “and it got 150 shares on Facebook—like nothing we’ve ever had before. So I was like, ‘Well shit, why don’t we just try to do this?’”

wweek.com [the accompanying photo in the linked article may be NSFW]

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:49:27am

(video, 11:52, caution for coarse language, goes to Utah Outcasts)
Liz Crokin Believes Coronavirus is Cover For Mass Arrests

Liz Crokin Believes Coronavirus is Cover For Mass Arrests

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:51:02am

re: #165 Dr Lizardo

Food home-delivery strippers? I’ll allow it.

My state won’t but I will.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:58:48am

Gov. Ricketts Issues Executive Order to Provide Relief to Restaurants and Bars during COVID-19 Emergency (Goes to the State of Nebraska)

LINCOLN - Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued an executive order to provide relief to restaurants and bars as they continue to serve Nebraskans during the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In keeping with federal guidelines, the State of Nebraska has issued guidance that restaurants and bars are currently limited to 10 patrons as part of a nationwide social distancing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

On March 19th, the State of Nebraska directed restaurants and bars in Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties to close their dining / seating areas and move to takeout, carry-out, or delivery only. This action came after the Douglas County Public Health Department reported its second case of COVID-19 that officials could not trace to its origin (commonly known as a “community spread” case).

The Governor’s executive order will permit restaurants and bars statewide greater flexibility to serve Nebraskans during the current public health emergency.

Liquor Licensing - Establishments such as pizza parlors (Class A license holders) will be able to sell beer to customers on take-out or delivery orders. Restaurants (Class I license holders) will be able to sell beer, wine, and spirits to customers placing take-out or delivery orders.

Sale of Alcohol - To encourage social distancing, restaurants and bars will be permitted to sell alcohol on drive-thru or curbside orders without customers having to exit their motor vehicles.
Temporary Operating Permits - Temporary operating permits will be extended from 90 to 180 days.

Waiver of Excise Tax Penalties - Excise tax payees still have the duty to file and pay the excise tax according to statute. However, the executive order will waive penalties for late payments.
Payment of wine and spirit deliveries - Under normal circumstances, wine and spirit deliveries must be paid within 30 days. The executive order will give restaurants and bars 90 days to pay for wine and spirit deliveries for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. The requirement that beer deliveries be paid upon delivery is not changed.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:00:29am

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Food home-delivery strippers? I’ll allow it.

My state won’t but I will.

Robocop - I’d Buy That For a Dollar

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:02:02am

re: #165 Dr Lizardo

Portland, OR is on it!

wweek.com [the accompanying photo in the linked article may be NSFW]

I hear the cam-girls are making serious bank.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:03:21am

I said earlier in the month Folding@Home wasn’t sending me covid-19 work. I was wrong. According to the UI the CPU was doing cancer research and other odd projects but not covid-19. I did not know the GPU was working on different projects than the CPU. I finally noticed the tabs on the web UI that could switch to see the projects for both the CPU and the GPU. The GPU was doing the covid-19 work behind my back all along, heh. Since then the CPU has been getting some covid-19 tasks as well. I’ve decided to keep the computer on 24/7 to help find the answers to how to stop this virus.

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:06:58am

I wonder if food trucks count as take-out and delivery? Maybe suburban neighborhoods (and even gated communities) could put in special requests to get visits from trucks they normally wouldn’t allow. And the trucks could surely use some new locations, downtown lunch-hour clientele being significantly reduced.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:08:55am

re: #170 sagehen

I hear the cam-girls are making serious bank.

I can only imagine; this pandemic and the lockdowns/quarantines/shelter in place orders are truly “making it rain” for all the camgirls out there.

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ckkatz  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:09:47am

re: #163 Dr Lizardo

I don’t think I’ve ever heard that colloquialism, at least not in my region of Czech Republic.

A bit ago I stuck ‘Raining cats and dogs” into google translate and got back “padají trakaře” for Czech. Out of curiosity, I stuck that in Slovak and it translated the phrase “padají trakaře” as “wheelbarrows are falling”.

As you point out, it sounds like it is a regionalism.

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ckkatz  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:21:42am

re: #156 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Very true, living in a rural area has a different set of concerns than living an urban or suburban area.

And as you point out, it is very hard to miss fast enough to win a gunfight.

Friends have recommended #6 shot or #4 Buck in order to minimize wall penetration. Also, I have not tried firing a shotgun in my house (duh), but I have been told by some that likely know (don’t ask), that the confined space magnifies an already loud shot.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:22:17am

Nebraska’s Panhandle is rapidly becoming the largest land area with no reported cases of Covid-19.

Next door to me in Wyoming is a different matter.

3/19/20 (1:45 p.m.)
Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 274
Tests completed at CDC lab: 1
Tests reported by commercial labs: 14
(Commercial lab tests included if reported to WDH.)

Total reported positive cases: 18

More at the Wyoming Department of Health at the link on the state’s efforts with Covid-19.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:22:54am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🎃

health.wyo.gov

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unproven innocence  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:30:27am

re: #171 Dread Pirate

I said earlier in the month Folding@Home wasn’t sending me covid-19 work. I was wrong. According to the UI the CPU was doing cancer research and other odd projects but not covid-19. I did not know the GPU was working on different projects than the CPU. I finally noticed the tabs on the web UI that could switch to see the projects for both the CPU and the GPU. The GPU was doing the covid-19 work behind my back all along, heh. Since then the CPU has been getting some covid-19 tasks as well. I’ve decided to keep the computer on 24/7 to help find the answers to how to stop this virus.

A few days back I replied to your post on this subject; here is the link again. It has info about configuration options available to you. bleepingcomputer.com

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ckkatz  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:32:14am

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I can understand Laramie, Teton, and Park having cases. But Fremont? Maybe Wind River Reservation? If so, that is really bad.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:41:12am

re: #179 ckkatz

I can understand Laramie, Teton, and Park having cases. But Fremont? Maybe Wind River Reservation? If so, that is really bad.

I really like the part where the Wyoming Department of Health notes the CDC has processed exactly one test for the state.

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:45:30am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Nebraska’s Panhandle is rapidly becoming the largest land area with no reported cases of Covid-19.

None in Antarctica. The whole continent is corona-free so far. And they intend to keep it that way.

express.co.uk
‘We could survive for YEARS’ Scientists in polar outpost reveal coronavirus disaster plan

ANTARCTIC scientists have enacted strict procedures to stop coronavirus reaching the frozen landmass, which remains Earth’s only continent free from the deadly COVID-19 pathogen.

If the coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate and affect supply lines of fuel and food to Antartica the base has a contingency plan to “ride out the storm”.

The Rothera station leader said: “We have a contingency plan down here to survive for a number of years, but I do not think it is going to come to that and the whole planet would have to be in a very poor place before that situation would arise.”

I guess that means penguins are edible?

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ckkatz  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:47:43am

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Yup! The phrase ‘under-served’ comes to mind. But, sadly, that is often the case for the “Fly-Over Country” under the current regime.

At the beginning of WW2 the Army sent my father to a post in Eastern Wyoming. During one set of maneuvers he was ordered to move to “Lone Tree Canyon” with his unit. He couldn’t find it on any of his maps. So he turned to his sergeant who had been on post a good bit longer. The sergeant said “I imagine we’ll know it when we see it, Sir.” My father in telling the tale to us kids, paused at that point, and then added, “That sergeant was right”

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ckkatz  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:51:57am

Well, off to bed.

Sweet Lizard Dreams to all!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:55:40am

re: #181 sagehen

None in Antarctica. The whole continent is corona-free so far. And they intend to keep it that way.

express.co.uk
‘We could survive for YEARS’ Scientists in polar outpost reveal coronavirus disaster plan

ANTARCTIC scientists have enacted strict procedures to stop coronavirus reaching the frozen landmass, which remains Earth’s only continent free from the deadly COVID-19 pathogen.

I guess that means penguins are edible?

Almost anything is edible if you’re desperate enough.

A lot of people starved in this state from locust plagues from the Rocky Mountain Locust, before the species was eliminated accidentally by farming in Colorado.

Locusts by the tens of billions ate the crops in this state, but no one would eat the locusts, preferring to starve instead.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 1:59:29am

Mrs. Molly’s mom, because I am the oldest male in generations to live to my age, and only my mother is older than me in my family.

That tends to bring age into focus.

That said, I don’t feel old. I joyfully rode the back of a shopping cart across the parking lot of Fresh Foods a couple days ago, completely embarrassing my wife (again).

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:02:53am

re: #182 ckkatz

My family used to drive from LA to Mammoth for a couple of trips every year. We always stopped for lunch at Lone Pine. Bet you can guess why they called it that.

A little over 2000 people live there now; that’s a lot more than when we used to visit. The high school has 91 students.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:04:36am
I guess that means penguins are edible?

Penguins is Practically Chickens - 8 Ball Bunny

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:06:11am

re: #186 sagehen

My family used to drive from LA to Mammoth for a couple of trips every year. We always stopped for lunch at Lone Pine. Bet you can guess why they called it that.

A little over 2000 people live there now; that’s a lot more than when we used to visit. The high school has 91 students.

There’s a whole lot of natural beauty in Wyoming. There’s also a whole lot of empty there as well.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:09:44am

re: #187 Kilroy was here

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Video

Suggested video after that one? “The Fairly Odd-Parents.” ???

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Dread Pirate  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:10:03am

re: #175 ckkatz

Yes confined spaces can make things loud. We used to have firecracker wars in the WWII gun bunkers in the Marin Headlands. Just like the old mine shafts, it all got closed off and turned into a park. Kids these days don’t know the fun there was to be had 50 years ago.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:15:36am

“What Is Coronavirus?” (Goes to Peekaboo Kids, a children’s short from the “Dr. Binocs Show,” video, 6:34)

CORONAVIRUS | What Is Coronavirus? | Coronavirus Outbreak | The Dr Binocs Show | Peekaboo Kidz

(caution for some ethnic tropes in the cartoons)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:25:14am
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Dread Pirate  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:30:45am

For some reason the pre-markets are rallying, Dow up 900. Fools, I’ll buy back in when the Dow is 14000, if shit is done hitting the fan.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:32:29am

Yes, as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, I am working to bring about world authoritarian government through something something being a poor liberal in the Nebraska Panhandle, from which I will launch a New World Order from a town of 128.

In the meantime, snark aside, The Real Pandemic Danger Is Social Collapse (Goes to Foreign Affaris, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, more at the link):

As the Global Economy Comes Apart, Societies May, Too

As of March 2020, the entire world is affected by an evil with which it is incapable of dealing effectively and regarding whose duration no one can make any serious predictions. The economic repercussions of the novel coronavirus pandemic must not be understood as an ordinary problem that macroeconomics can solve or alleviate. Rather, the world could be witnessing a fundamental shift in the very nature of the global economy.

The immediate crisis is one of both supply and demand. Supply is falling because companies are closing down or reducing their workloads to protect workers from contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Lower interest rates can’t make up the shortfall from workers who are not going to work—just as, if a factory were bombed in a war, a lower interest rate would not conjure up lost supply the following day, week, or month.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 2:35:16am

Time for bed. Catch y’all later… .

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:20:13am

So Mika’s solo-hosting Morning Joe today and she’s panicking. A video package about hospitals calling on volunteer seamstresses to make masks. They just went to the White House correspondent, live shot, and… all the lights are off. Not even a metaphor at this point. The White House has NO LIGHTS ON!! NOBODY’S AWAKE, NOBODY’S WORKING!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:21:44am

re: #2 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

flour has all but disappeared from store shelves in Germany along with the toilet paper, UHT milk and pasta.

Rice is still generally available.

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:28:56am

NYC has 1000 volunteers for the new emergency medical corps. Retired doctors and nurses, medical students and nursing students leaving their schools to go to hospitals and work, some out-of-state people coming in, etc. Not that that’s anywhere near enough, but they’re doing what they can.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:29:37am

re: #96 Belafon

Tucker Carlson apparently flew to Mar-a-Lago to personally lobby Trump and his aides to take the coronavirus more seriously and to stop seeing everything though a political lens

If this is the case, then it is important: when Trump no longer has Fox on his six, he is doomed…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:33:39am

re: #120 Dr Lizardo

In Czech (and Polish and other Slavic languages), there’s “kurva” [pronounced like it’s spelled, but with a lightly trilled ‘r’. It’s roughly analogous to “fuck”.

I worked in the export department with a number of Polish colleagues. Every once in a while they would get a call (usually from the Russian customs office) to which I could hear the reply “kur-r-r-r-r-r-va”.

Which meant that we had a big problem on our hands with a shipment.

I came up with the “kurva curve”: the longer he rolled his r-r-r-r-r-r-rs, the longer we were going to have to stay to sort out the headache…

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Targetpractice  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:34:17am

re: #199 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If this is the case, then it is important: when Trump no longer has Fox on his six, he is doomed…

Nah, Tucker “That Fart Had Lumps!” Carlson didn’t really care that Trump was lying, it’s just what he was lying about. He’s been practically orgasmic since Donny dropped the BS about the virus being “contained” and went all-in on the racism.

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:41:08am

re: #198 sagehen

NYC has 1000 volunteers for the new emergency medical corps. Retired doctors and nurses, medical students and nursing students leaving their schools to go to hospitals and work, some out-of-state people coming in, etc. Not that that’s anywhere near enough, but they’re doing what they can.

Orthopedists, dermatologists, urologists, etc are closing their private practices to join the Corona Teams. People whose most recent experience with infectious diseases was during their internship, but they’re what we’ve got.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:42:18am

re: #200 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I worked in the export department with a number of Polish colleagues. Every once in a while they would get a call (usually from the Russian customs office) to which I could hear the reply “kur-r-r-r-r-r-va”.

Which meant that we had a big problem on our hands with a shipment.

I came up with the “kurva curve”: the longer he rolled his r-r-r-r-r-r-rs, the longer we were going to have to stay to sort out the headache…

Your “kurva curve” rule is the same in Czech - the longer the “r” is drawn out, the bigger the problem.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:42:30am

re: #190 Dread Pirate

Yes confined spaces can make things loud. We used to have firecracker wars in the WWII gun bunkers in the Marin Headlands. Just like the old mine shafts, it all got closed off and turned into a park. Kids these days don’t know the fun there was to be had 50 years ago.

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We used to sneak into the abandoned missile base up between Gary and Whiting, Indiana, those silos were great place to set off an M-80…

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 3:47:56am

re: #202 sagehen

Philly has something similar.
phila.gov

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:08:28am

Meanwhile in the UK

Coronavirus: Tens of thousands of retired medics asked to return to NHS

So if they are retirees, this puts them in the over-65 high-risk group.

But they are needed as so many foreign health care workers have left the country or decided not to come at all…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:09:44am

re: #193 Dread Pirate

For some reason the pre-markets are rallying, Dow up 900. Fools, I’ll buy back in when the Dow is 14000, if shit is done hitting the fan.

The belief is that trillions of dollars passed out will help some companies.

Which is probably true.

But I suspect that many even professional investors have yet to really come to grips what a pandemic is going to do over the next 12 months.

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BigPapa  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:13:40am

China’s markets didn’t get hit as bad. The CV should rattle markets, but some of it is also Trump’s tax cut sugar high and his incompetence.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:20:11am

re: #207 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

But I suspect that many even professional investors have yet to really come to grips what a pandemic is going to do over the next 12 months.

I reckon it’s gonna be somewhere in between the Great Recession and the Great Depression. The impact of this, especially in the short to medium-term, is going to be severe.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:25:16am

Tulsi dropped out of the race and endorsed Biden, so hopefully that means she won’t run 3rd party. I believe that third party voting will drop back down to normal levels, since Biden doesn’t inspire the misogynistic hatred Clinton did, which is bad news for Trump.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:25:52am

GameStop Instructs Employees to Ignore Law Enforcement And Not Shut Down

GameStop has informed employees that if local authorities attempt to shut down their store in states with orders to close establishments deemed “non-essential,” they are to inform law enforcement that the company believes they should be “classified as essential retail and therefore is able to remain open during this time.” The instructions came with a flyer to hand over to law enforcement, and includes the phone number for GameStop’s corporate office.

Five employees with access to the instructions and accompanying flyer showed copies to VICE Games today.

In an update, GameStop confirms the original story, citing their importance as a provider of products for work-at-home and remote access.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:44:21am

re: #17 teleskiguy

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Reminds me of a Banana spider zigzag they weave into their webs.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:46:18am
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Targetpractice  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:53:06am

re: #211 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

GameStop Instructs Employees to Ignore Law Enforcement And Not Shut Down

In an update, GameStop confirms the original story, citing their importance as a provider of products for work-at-home and remote access.

Gamestop: A company that can make McDonald’s seem sympathetic in the midst of a pandemic.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:00:30am

re: #214 Targetpractice

Gamestop: A company that can make McDonald’s seem sympathetic in the midst of a pandemic.

Since most games can be downloaded, I don’t know why they haven’t gone the way of Blockbuster.

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Targetpractice  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:02:10am

re: #215 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Since most games can be downloaded, I don’t know why they haven’t gone the way of Blockbuster.

They slowly are, but there is something to be said for physical media. Of course, considering the way they treat their customers, it’s really more a wonder that they haven’t been subjected to torches and pitchforks by now.

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unproven innocence  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:04:17am

A female hospital staff member in Italy: We are not even counting the dead anymore. —at about 2m50s mark:

Coronavirus: How bad is the situation in Europe? - BBC News

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:09:22am

re: #217 unproven innocence

A female hospital staff member in Italy: We are not even counting the dead anymore. —at about 2m50s mark:

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Man that’s bad.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:19:17am
The Trump administration is warning Americans to avoid all international travel and advising U.S. citizens overseas to come home — or prepare to remain where they are indefinitely.

The advisory issued Thursday by the State Department, believed to be the widest of its kind, could trigger the greatest disruption yet of travel by Americans. There are hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad at any one time. It is not an outright prohibition and does not mention exemptions for business or essential travel. But it says, “Have a travel plan that does not rely on the U.S. government for assistance.

Those options are fast dwindling. Even before the new restrictions, the U.S. airline industry had eliminated or dramatically reduced the frequency of most international flights. Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, said his and other congressional offices have been flooded with complaints from traveling U.S. citizens who say they cannot find transportation home and that U.S. embassies and consulates abroad are not helping them.

No better summary of Trump-kind than to say “don’t count on us.”

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:22:40am

re: #219 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The Trump Administration to overseas Americans: “Drop dead”.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:25:56am

re: #217 unproven innocence

A female hospital staff member in Italy: We are not even counting the dead anymore. —at about 3m50s mark:

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Italy keeps sending out death statistics, though. Probably an accounting procedure in which that nurse is not involved. I suppose there are people dying who not being being properly counted.

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nowherenorth2  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:28:22am

re: #216 Targetpractice

My second retail job, very low on hours and only on Saturdays,is for GameStop.
Ours is actually run by gamers and have spoken up about multiple practices both immoral and illegal by the company.
It is trying times and we continue to openly question the Management’s thoughts.
Our store stays open for a number of reasons:
Trade ins. Our area is in economic decline since 2006. Drug use is fairly rampant. It is our bread and butter.
Physical medium. Our internet access is getting better but many don’t or can’t access high speed internet.
Distrust of the online buying format. Many people do read about the scams online. They hold that stuff to heart.

We have our detractors and our issues as a whole company and I agree with them. the store I work for tries and I love my coworkers.
I agree that GameStop should shut down for these trying times though and that management can fuck off. But I also work a main job that is essential and doesn’t shut down.

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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:33:06am

re: #134 Anymouse 🌹🎃

What software would you need to be able to meet like that? I want to set that up for my kid and his friends.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:34:13am

The UK government have published the justifications for their decisions:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response

Among the papers referenced here, some are pre-prints. These are academic papers that have not yet been through the peer-review process, which can take months, and have been drawn upon by SAGE to ensure that the most current evidence is being reviewed in order to provide rapid advice to policy makers.

Some of the bespoke new modelling that SAGE has drawn upon to formulate its conclusions has not yet been published here. This is to allow scientists time to publish their research through the right academic channels.

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Targetpractice  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:34:30am

re: #222 nowherenorth2

My second retail job, very low on hours and only on Saturdays,is for GameStop.
Ours is actually run by gamers and have spoken up about multiple practices both immoral and illegal by the company.
It is trying times and we continue to openly question the Management’s thoughts.
Our store stays open for a number of reasons:
Trade ins. Our area is in economic decline since 2006. Drug use is fairly rampant. It is our bread and butter.
Physical medium. Our internet access is getting better but many don’t or can’t access high speed internet.
Distrust of the online buying format. Many people do read about the scams online. They hold that stuff to heart.

We have our detractors and our issues as a whole company and I agree with them. the store I work for tries and I love my coworkers.
I agree that GameStop should shut down for these trying times though and that management can fuck off. But I also work a main job that is essential and doesn’t shut down.

That’s why I frequent my local shop despite hating the company as a whole, because of the very reasons you listed and because of the staff who work there. You have my support…and my axe.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:36:00am

re: #225 Targetpractice

You have my support…and my axe.

Wait… I figured society would break down fast but we’re already to axes?

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Targetpractice  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:39:05am

re: #226 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Wait… I figured society would break down fast but we’re already to axes?

Have you seen the lines at gun stores? Worse than the line to buy toilet paper.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:41:31am

re: #42 austin_blue

CL’d:

re: #392 lawhawk

So, been binge watching The Mandalorian, and yeah, it was good. Exactly what I needed at this time (and Disney, take my money now).

This is how I wish they approached the story of Han Solo. Or how they’d do a Chewie backstory.

Yeah, but what does the inside of his helmet smell like?

Leathery burnt bacon.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:50:33am

re: #227 Targetpractice

SPI-B return on risk of public disorder

Where public disorder occurs, it is usually triggered by perceptions about the Government’s response, rather than the nature of the epidemic per se. For example, a perception that the Government response strategies are not effective in looking after the public may lead to an increase in tensions.

Well, with Trump at the helm, we’re already half way dug ourselves a ditch out of which we’re going to have a hard time climbing.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:55:01am

re: #224 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The UK government have published the justifications for their decisions:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response

I suspect that the UK modelling is “right”, if by that you mean that covid19 will become ubiquitous and kill millions of people.

Been getting grocery delivery, and emptying the freezer. Last night gumbo, today cincinnati chili. About to go to “work” online.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:56:05am

Germany reported over 2k more cases.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:56:07am

I think I need to preface every fucking message and tweet with GOP delenda est.

They got us into this fucking mess, and they have no plan or clue how to get us out. They’re too busy trying to grease the wheels for their big business buddies, or cashing out themselves. Five of these GOPers engaged in insider trading to sell off their stocks at the peak of the market knowing that covid19 was about to come crashing through like a hurricane and no one in Trumpworld was taking it seriously.

At the same time Trump was saying it was all going to disappear, these GOP fuckers were selling off their stocks knowing that the markets were going to fall once it realized Trump was talking out of his ass again.

The number of cases continues doubling every 2-3 days. The number of deaths are climbing. The number of people testing isn’t nearly sufficient to begin bending the curve, and actions to enforce social distancing are still slow in coming.

Trump and the GOPers are more interested in the stock market and big businesses than the fact that people are dying.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 20, 2020 • 5:58:51am

re: #114 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I suggested down stairs today, Gov Cooper could possibly leave the seat unfilled until a special election

And if Repukes bitch I have 2 words for them, Merrick Garland

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jeffreyw  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:01:00am

Hover Bird

Good morning!

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:01:12am

This suggests where there are potential hotspots for covid19, based on fever symptoms being searched for. Florida is a hot zone and if it’s indeed present there in the kind of density suggested, the number of illnesses and casualties will be quite high - they still are slow rolling the social distancing and business closures.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:03:14am

Inferring the number of COVID-19 cases from recently reported deaths

We estimate the number of COVID-19 cases from newly reported deaths in a population without previous reports. Our results suggest that by the time a single death occurs, hundreds to thousands of cases are likely to be present in that population. This suggests containment via contact tracing will be challenging at this point, and other response strategies should be considered. Our approach is implemented in a publicly available, user-friendly, online tool.

Contact tracing was done quite a bit, but clearly it was not enough, and this paper suggests why.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:12:24am

re: #230 BlueSpotinAL

I suspect that the UK modelling is “right”, if by that you mean that covid19 will become ubiquitous and kill millions of people.

Been getting grocery delivery, and emptying the freezer. Last night gumbo, today cincinnati chili. About to go to “work” online.

I think that’s the UK government’s underlying assumption. Also, they’re probably bearing in mind there’s still no vaccine for SARS or MERS (granted, research on that wound down once those outbreaks stopped). As gloomy as it sounds, it’s not entirely unrealistic to think there may well be no vaccine for SARS CoV-2, in which case, COVID-19 will become endemic. If, let’s say in March 2021, scientists announce, “Sorry folks…..we’ve done all we can, but just like the common cold, there’s no vaccine for this one”, then we’re just going to have to learn to live with COVID-19.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:13:03am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:15:08am

re: #235 lawhawk

Florida’s Republican leaders are perhaps even more derelict than Trump. When Rick Scott starts criticizing his own state, you know they messed up.

I fully expect that Florida is going to be the hotspot that gets the attention the next few weeks. While we here in California are grumbling about sheltering in place, at least we’re trying to slow the spread of the virus. I still expect to get it over the next year, but I hope that we can keep the peak down below our ability to deal with the infected.

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garzooma  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:15:45am

re: #235 lawhawk

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This suggests where there are potential hotspots for covid19, based on fever symptoms being searched for. Florida is a hot zone and if it’s indeed present there in the kind of density suggested, the number of illnesses and casualties will be quite high - they still are slow rolling the social distancing and business closures.

Apparently, the Kinsa health maps are at least somewhat reliable. NYT had a story on them:

A company that uses internet-connected thermometers to predict the spread of the flu says it is tracking the coronavirus in real time — something that had been impossible, given the lack of testing for the disease.
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For the last few years, Kinsa’s interactive maps have accurately predicted the spread of flu around the United States about two weeks before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s own surveillance tool, the weekly FluView tracker.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:16:33am

re: #214 Targetpractice

Gamestop: A company that can make McDonald’s seem sympathetic in the midst of a pandemic.

My nephew worked there for a while; his stories about management there were shocking in their disdain for employees.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:19:45am

One of the papers referenced today in the UK justification release:

Report 9: Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand

We show that in the UK and US context, suppression will minimally require a combination of social distancing of the entire population, home isolation of cases and household quarantine of their family members. This may need to be supplemented by school and university closures, though it should be recognised that such closures may have negative impacts on health systems due to increased absenteeism. The major challenge of suppression is that this type of intensive intervention package - or something equivalently effective at reducing transmission - will need to be maintained until a vaccine becomes available (potentially 18 months or more) - given that we predict that transmission will quickly rebound if interventions are relaxed. We show that intermittent social distancing - triggered by trends in disease surveillance - may allow interventions to be relaxed temporarily in relative short time windows, but measures will need to be reintroduced if or when case numbers rebound. Last, while experience in China and now South Korea show that suppression is possible in the short term, it remains to be seen whether it is possible long-term, and whether the social and economic costs of the interventions adopted thus far can be reduced.

We better hope that good therapeutics are developed real soon, because there is no way we can shelter in place for over a year.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:20:25am

re: #235 lawhawk

Great timing to move to Florida

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:23:22am

re: #219 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

No better summary of Trump-kind than to say “don’t count on us.”

We’re from the federal government and we are not here to help…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:24:04am

re: #242 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

You’re right. There’s simply no way we can shelter in place for 12 to 18 months. It’s non-viable.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:26:17am

Day 5 of online High School Teaching. Went well first part of the week. Now everyone is kinda worn out. One more livestream set up for today, and Test set for Tuesday. My wife is also a teacher and both kids are working on their schoolwork as well. High Speed internet is an essential service. To try and keep the edge off, a bunch of teachers are going to have a happy hour zoom meeting, bring you own drinks- or order some to be delivered, since that is now legal here in KY.

Well, sounds like GameStop is added to the fuck you list for businesses. Damn, I was going to stop by there(before the end of normal) I need another connector for my DJ Hero game on PS3. Guess I could order one.

Everyone stay safe and stay sane.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:28:58am

This is not good.

Blaine County under shelter-in-place order after 11 more residents positive for COVID-19

BOISE — State officials issued a mandatory shelter-in-place order for Blaine County Thursday after 11 more residents and one person from another state tested positive for COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total number of positive tests there to 17.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:31:02am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:39:01am

Italians have been in lockdown just a couple of weeks and already they want out:

Record 9,600 cited for breaking lockdown on Thursday

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:42:59am

If MD goes on lockdown, I will have zero problem not going out into the world.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:45:32am

re: #249 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Italians have been in lockdown just a couple of weeks and already they want out:

Record 9,600 cited for breaking lockdown on Thursday

Long-term lockdowns are probably not going to work in Western societies, no matter how well-intentioned they are. Individual freedoms and civil liberties are simply too deeply-ingrained into the Western world, especially the idea of individualism. It may work to a greater extent in societies where the cultural focus is more collectivist.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:46:21am

The immoral republican party has spend decades trying to shrink the government so they can drown it in a bathtub. Congrats. Mission accomplished.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:50:26am

re: #252 Dr. Matt

The immoral republican party has spend decades trying to shrink the government so they can drown it in a bathtub. Congrats. Mission accomplished.

Grover Norquist, one of the most toxic influences on American politics in years.

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Florida Panhandler  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:53:14am

re: #54 teleskiguy

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Exactly right. The ONLY reason Tucker Carlson calls for Scumbag Burr’s resignation is because of optics. Having such an overt criminal that backstabs his own constituents by not also informing them of the seriousness of this era looks very bad for the overall Republican field. It is pure politics only on Tucker’s part with no sense of ethics.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:54:16am

re: #250 Colère Tueur de Lapin

If MD goes on lockdown, I will have zero problem not going out into the world.

avoid everyone
it’s not just for curmudgeons anymore

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:56:02am

re: #255 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Being a hermit is in? Yippee. ::: running back to my hole :::

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 6:58:51am

re: #255 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

avoid everyone
it’s not just for curmudgeon anymore

It’s not easy for me - I’m a highly extroverted personality.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:01:15am

re: #235 lawhawk

But I bet those spring breakers had a great time!!!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:01:50am

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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:03:17am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:03:24am

re: #259 GlutenFreeJesus

Personal space meter?

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:06:23am

WTAF I just can’t even that people see this incoherent, babbling racist bumblefuck being MOAR PRESIDENTIAL. Of course wait for him to cite this “poll” in his next presser.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:07:24am

re: #262 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF I just can’t even that people see this incoherent, babbling racist bumblefuck being MOAR PRESIDENTIAL. Of course wait for him to cite this “poll” in his next presser.

I think people simply do not know the extent to how much he’s fucked this up from the start.

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garzooma  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:10:46am

Supplies of f**ks running low at hospitals. This is from an email from the head of our department: “Despite claims from the White House, the severe shortage in PPE continues”.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:10:55am

re: #263 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He has f’ed up since he could talk and walk.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:11:09am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:11:58am

re: #260 Belafon

Again, it’s a cultural difference. In the Western world, what China did would probably be met with riots, violent protests or outright armed conflict (the latter I could definitely see in the US). The idea of individual freedom/autonomy and civil liberties being paramount is the opposite of what we see in Chinese culture (and other Asian cultures), where individual freedoms are subordinated to the needs of the group.

It’s not a matter of one side being right or wrong - it’s just simply a difference in the way two cultures view such matters in the context of their respective histories and philosophical traditions.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:11:58am

re: #265 PhillyPretzel

He has f’ed up since he could talk and walk.

No doubt about that.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:14:57am

In which we discover, once again, that “libertarianism” is a religious belief:

Stop Looking for ‘Leadership’ During the COVID-19 Outbreak

If you really want politicians to do something helpful, ask them to stop “leading” and to get out of the way.

And of course the author jumps on what I have pointed out is obvious:

Panicky curfews and shelter-in-place orders around the country already disrupt life for millions of Americans, including their ability to make a living. But how much good can they do when researchers say “such measures—most notably, large scale social distancing —will need to be in place for many months, perhaps until a vaccine becomes available”?

These people (libertarians) are living in a pretend world. They have no idea how bad a pandemic can get, why governments are necessary in times of crises.

No, the free market is not the savior. The free market is not, for example, going to commandeer hotels to turn into hospitals.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:15:43am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:17:01am

re: #269 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

In which we discover, once again, that “libertarianism” is a religious belief:

Stop Looking for ‘Leadership’ During the COVID-19 Outbreak

And of course the author jumps on what I have pointed out is obvious:

These people (libertarians) are living in a pretend world. They have no idea how bad a pandemic can get, why governments are necessary in times of crises.

No, the free market is not the savior. The free market is not, for example, going to commandeer hotels to turn into hospitals.

I’m hoping people take a good hard look at how fucked up an ideology libertarianism is after this.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:19:40am
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garzooma  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:20:01am

re: #262 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF I just can’t even that people see this incoherent, babbling racist bumblefuck being MOAR PRESIDENTIAL. Of course wait for him to cite this “poll” in his next presser.

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FiveThirtyEight has been showing this kind of thing. We just haven’t been paying attention.

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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:20:52am

re: #262 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF I just can’t even that people see this incoherent, babbling racist bumblefuck being MOAR PRESIDENTIAL. Of course wait for him to cite this “poll” in his next presser.

I figure it will take until the hospital in Waco starts overflowing into the streets before people start really understanding what’s happening. They understand in an abstract sense that things are not good, and they do kind of understand why their kids are doing school from home, but they’re not separating these measures from the response from the federal government.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:21:02am

Who knew that a failed real estate developer with a second rate reality show that has cheated and lied his entire life would be a disaster

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:22:18am

re: #273 garzooma

FiveThirtyEight has been showing this kind of thing. We just haven’t been paying attention.

Most people don’t have any sense of the damage he’s caused. They only see his image from the podium each day and talking heads telling them he’s being “presidential” and that’s enough. He’s always gotten a ton of undeserved credit, but this is preposterous.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:22:33am

re: #223 Belafon

What software would you need to be able to meet like that? I want to set that up for my kid and his friends.

Our company uses Microsoft Teams

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:24:03am

I suspect Trumps approval rating might be higher than expected because people are excited about the checks he’s supposed to be sending them.

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jeffreyw  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:24:20am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:25:37am

re: #231 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Germany reported over 2k more cases.

doubling roughly every three days since March 3rd…for that, the death rate is still low, 48 fatalities for nearly 18K cases

interaktiv.morgenpost.de

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:26:16am

re: #273 garzooma

There’s probably some rally-around-the-flag effect, which Trump will exploit for himself.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:26:58am

Whatever Singapore is doing, it’s working. They have only 345 cases and as yet, no deaths.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:27:07am

re: #280 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Germany started off with a health care system which had plenty of ICUs available. But even they will run out of them.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:29:15am

re: #282 Eclectic Cyborg

Whatever Singapore is doing, it’s working. They have only 345 cases and as yet, no deaths.

What they are doing: today they clamped down even harder with their social distancing requirements - and in Singapore such requirements are enforced. With several new cases today, most of which they attribute to travelers, they know they have to act fast.

Note that case numbers are going to explode in Malaysia and Indonesia. So Singapore knows how vulnerable they will be. Yet it’s a city-state that totally depends on trade and travel.

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William Lewis  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:31:04am

re: #223 Belafon

What software would you need to be able to meet like that? I want to set that up for my kid and his friends.

For kids? Look into Discord.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:36:48am

re: #243 Dr. Matt

Great timing to move to Florida

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Maybe he can deflate the situation there

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:39:52am

re: #283 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Germany started off with a health care system which had plenty of ICUs available. But even they will run out of them.

at the current rate, yes…the nation is not on lockdown, but schools, non-essential services and shops are closed and public gatherings forbidden. Companies are doing telecommuting wherever possible.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:45:48am

re: #261 PhillyPretzel

Personal space meter?

Social Distance Cone of Shame

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:50:16am

i give blood every 56 days like clockwork
my iron was .1 over the line on the good side, so they took a pint

gratified to see more than 6 people waiting to donate today, what with the stories of people staying away

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danarchy  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:51:33am

re: #223 Belafon

What software would you need to be able to meet like that? I want to set that up for my kid and his friends.

google meetings or zoom should work, both have free options.

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:51:34am

re: #289 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

i give blood every 56 days like clockwork
my iron was .1 over the line on the good side, so they took a pint

gratified to see more than 6 people waiting to donate today, what with the stories of people staying away

I’m waiting for a lingering cough to disappear. I can probably donate early next week.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:51:37am

I’m trying my best not to get angry at the same Trumpers who thought COVID was a hoax now trying to tell people to rally around Trump. No, I will not. I refuse to rally around this asshole who never cared about public health as an issue and only cared about presenting a “strong economy” to justify his undeserved re-election.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:53:22am

re: #262 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF I just can’t even that people see this incoherent, babbling racist bumblefuck being MOAR PRESIDENTIAL. Of course wait for him to cite this “poll” in his next presser.

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Unreal. People have the memory of a goldfish with dementia.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:53:25am

So tax filing and payment has been delayed until July 15 without penalty. However, what about the 2020 first quarter tax payment due on April 15? Also, the second quarter payment is due on June 15, so what abut that?

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:54:46am

read the whole thing:

Adam Serwer: “I don’t mean that I disagree with him on policy, although I do. I don’t mean that I abhor the president’s expressed bigotry toward religious and ethnic minorities, although that is also true…

What I am referring to is the fact that, soon after the coronavirus outbreak emerged in China, the rest of the world began to regard it as a threat to public health, while Trump has seen it as a public-relations problem. Trump’s primary method of dealing with public-relations problems is to exert the full force of the authoritarian cult of personality that surrounds him to deny that a problem even exists… applied to the deadly pandemic now sweeping the planet, all it has done is exacerbate the inevitable public-health crisis, while leaving both the federal government and the entire swath of the country that hangs on his every word unprepared for the catastrophe now unfolding in the United States…

Neither the tide of pestilence sweeping the nation nor the economic calamity that will follow was inevitable. They are the predictable outcomes of the president’s authoritarian instincts, his obvious incompetence, and the propaganda apparatus that has shielded him from accountability by ensuring that the public is blinded to his role in the scale of this disaster.

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Florida Panhandler  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:56:03am

re: #262 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF I just can’t even that people see this incoherent, babbling racist bumblefuck being MOAR PRESIDENTIAL. Of course wait for him to cite this “poll” in his next presser.

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In times of national emergency it is typical to see polls supporting the President at over 90%. A 55% approval is very low historically.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:57:21am
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Ferdinand  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:57:43am

re: #262 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF I just can’t even that people see this incoherent, babbling racist bumblefuck being MOAR PRESIDENTIAL. Of course wait for him to cite this “poll” in his next presser.

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Enraging AF, but … I’m willing to wait and see what those numbers are in only two weeks, after the mass deaths start and the stories about women giving birth at home because they can’t risk going to the hospital. Those of us who understand just how bad this is still going to get before we even begin to see any impact from the social distancing efforts are still a minority.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 20, 2020 • 7:58:07am

And I am certain that people are taking the position of “I don’t care what he did before, I only care what he is doing now.” This, of course, completely ignores that the prior approach is the reason things are so bad now. Further ignores him telling states to fend for themselves or going after Dem governors who did, in fact, recognize the potential dangers well in advance of Trump and acted accordingly.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:02:06am

a bunch of rando comments on that abc/ipsos poll

- he gets graded on a curve
- its one poll, not a trend

- He acted normal for two days! Hooray for him. Yeah the media congratulates the President for not acting like a child. This is what happens when they set the bar so low.

- This is your typical ” rally around the flag” response by the majority of Americans . They “want” to believe things are going to be alright . Same thing happened with Katrina in the beginning as well, and we know how that quickly changed for Bush. The same thing will happen to Trump ….only 10x worse for him. Once Americans see people dying by the hundreds every single day …they will turn on Trump

- Let’s see what happens when it sinks in that U.S. Senators..and probably the Trump Grifters took advantage of insider trading to make BILLIONS while Americans died or lost their jobs.

- This was going to be bad regardless. His incompetence and inaction have made it FAR worse.

- there are dangers of polling during a tsunami— too much going on for people to absorb. No need to unskew, none of this is good for Trump politically. Once things settle a bit, and the wreckage of his neglect is clear, his support will collapse.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:05:26am

cold pizza for brunch

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:06:26am

re: #291 calochortus

I’m waiting for a lingering cough to disappear. I can probably donate early next week.

we were talking while they were sticking it to me:

- blood bank is one of the more clean and sterile places to hang out (though we were less than 6 feet and no one was wearing masks.) they are wiping down the couches, but not the interview rooms
- virus does not transmit through blood, so recipients are safe
- as long as you pass the screening otherwise (ie no fever, no aspirin in 48 hrs, etc), your blood is good

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:06:47am

re: #293 Mike Lamb

Unreal. People have the memory of a goldfish with dementia.

+1

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:07:08am

More evidence of SARS-Cov-2 being spread in the Navy here in San Diego:

First Navy SEAL tests positive for COVID-19

A Naval Special Warfare Command SEAL is the first to test positive for coronavirus, command officials said Thursday, March 19.

Test results on Thursday confirmed that the second-class petty officer, who was training at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, tested positive for coronavirus. The command is based at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.

“The individual is currently isolated on base and restricted in movement in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines,” said Navy Lt. Matthew Stroup, a command spokesman. “The other members of the group who were in close contact with the sailor are also quarantined on base out of an abundance of caution. They remain in close contact with medical professionals at time.”

Stroup’s statement said that U.S. Special Operations Command and the Navy are committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of their force.

[…]

I wonder how many SEAL groups the Navy can take offline before the USN doesn’t have an effective special force?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:08:36am

re: #234 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Happy Friday! No WFH tomorrow?

Pursuing interspecies harmony.
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:09:30am

re: #294 Ace Rothstein

So tax filing and payment has been delayed until July 15 without penalty. However, what about the 2020 first quarter tax payment due on April 15? Also, the second quarter payment is due on June 15, so what abut that?

they were pushed back too. from irs.gov

The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on March 3. As a result, affected individuals and businesses will have until July 15, 2020, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period. This includes 2019 individual and business returns normally due on April 15, as well as various 2019 business returns due on March 15. Among other things, this also means that affected taxpayers will have until July 15 to make 2019 IRA contributions.

The July 15 deadline also applies to quarterly estimated income tax payments due on April 15 and June 15 and the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns normally due on April 30. It also applies to tax-exempt organizations, operating on a calendar-year basis, that have a 2019 return due on May 15.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:11:17am

re: #299 Mike Lamb

And I am certain that people are taking the position of “I don’t care what he did before, I only care what he is doing now.” This, of course, completely ignores that the prior approach is the reason things are so bad now. Further ignores him telling states to fend for themselves or going after Dem governors who did, in fact, recognize the potential dangers well in advance of Trump and acted accordingly.

i dont care that he steered us into the iceberg
look how efficient he is at filling the lifeboats. with first class first.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:13:11am

re: #240 garzooma

Apparently, the Kinsa health maps are at least somewhat reliable. NYT had a story on them:

Although I assume they break wherever internet/cell service is spotty (i.e. most of the middle of the country). Also among the unmoneyed.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:13:17am
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steve_davis  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:14:09am

re: #44 Ace Rothstein

There’s a man with a gun over there….

i’ve mentioned this before i think, but according to stephen stills, the best “live” version of this track ever produced was for an episode of Mannix. They actually do two tracks, seen at different times. It’s been awhile, but I think the other one was Bluebird.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:14:50am

re: #309 lawhawk

Viruses don’t work on a schedule, lady.

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:15:18am

re: #311 Eclectic Cyborg

Viruses don’t work on a schedule, lady.

Just bribe it to go away.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:15:56am

re: #309 lawhawk

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Gee Laura. Maybe you should talk to Trump. He’s the one who downplayed this. Tough shit for you that you’re seeing the consequences of your advocacy for Trump’s presidency.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:16:26am

re: #312 calochortus

Just bribe it to go away.

Hopefully Trump makes a deal with the virus. //

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:18:09am

re: #314 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Hopefully Trump makes a deal with the virus. //

The BEST deal!

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:19:02am

re: #309 lawhawk

/rant on
Laura dearie use your “but monkey” to figure it out. It is your blind allegiance to DT that caused this problem. If you used your brains when you voted we might not have this situation.
/rant off

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:19:50am

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:19:56am

re: #251 Dr Lizardo

Long-term lockdowns are probably not going to work in Western societies, no matter how well-intentioned they are. Individual freedoms and civil liberties are simply too deeply-ingrained into the Western world, especially the idea of individualism. It may work to a greater extent in societies where the cultural focus is more collectivist.

The idea, I think, is to break the chain of transmissions with this drastic step. After that, we can go to less rigorous measures. If the average transmission rate is one per infected person, instead of the 2.6 - 3 we’ve been seeing, we have a situation our medical infrastructure can handle.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:21:23am

re: #315 calochortus

The BEST deal!

Knowing Trump, he’ll just send Jared though. Jared is an expert in viruses. //

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:22:14am

re: #311 Eclectic Cyborg

Viruses don’t work on a schedule, lady.

laura ingraham: dolt

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gwangung  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:23:08am

re: #318 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

The idea, I think, is to break the chain of transmissions with this drastic step. After that, we can go to less rigorous measures. If the average transmission rate is one per infected person, instead of the 2.6 - 3 we’ve been seeing, we have a situation our medical infrastructure can handle.

Still needs a massive ramp up in testing capability and medical supplies. Something the feds need to get off their butts and do something about.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:23:14am

re: #312 calochortus

Just bribe it to go away.

I was actually thinking in all seriousness that what drives Republicans NUTS about this crisis is that COVID-19 is one of the few things that they CAN’T use their money, power or influence to make go away or otherwise suppress.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:24:21am

re: #310 steve_davis

i’ve mentioned this before i think, but according to stephen stills, the best “live” version of this track ever produced was for an episode of Mannix. They actually do two tracks, seen at different times. It’s been awhile, but I think the other one was Bluebird.

two of my favorite Stephen Stills songs…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:24:37am

This is why weddings, and funerals, are part of a lockdown order:

The mystery of the corona wedding: Couple’s dream day sees THIRTY-SEVEN people infected with COVID-19 but nobody knows how it spread to so many

Mystery surrounds how 37 people contracted COVID-19 after watching a couple tie the knot in a fairy tale ceremony south of Sydney.

Scott Maggs, 37, and Emma Metcalf, 36, married in front of about 140 guests at Tumbling Waters Retreat in Stanwell Tops on March 6.

After their dream day, the couple jetted off on their honeymoon to the Maldives where they learned that six of their guests had caught the deadly virus.

Just two weeks later the number of guests who have tested positive has reached 37, including federal senator Andrew Bragg, and the figure could rise further.

The newlyweds embraced all their guests with hugs and kisses - but bizarrely both have tested negative.

[…]

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:24:58am

No Tweets from the asshole so far this morning. Should we be worried?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:25:58am

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

We should count our blessings and be thankful.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:26:49am

re: #310 steve_davis

i’ve mentioned this before i think, but according to stephen stills, the best “live” version of this track ever produced was for an episode of Mannix. They actually do two tracks, seen at different times. It’s been awhile, but I think the other one was Bluebird.

that’s a young tom skerritt there

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:26:53am

re: #324 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

If I had to guess…

1) One or more people at that wedding was/is an asymptomatic carrier.

2) There was a buffet/finger foods or other similar setup that allowed for easy cross contamination.

3) Combination of 1 and 2

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:28:58am

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

If I had to guess…

1) One or more people at that wedding was/is an asymptomatic carrier.

2) There was a buffet/finger foods or other similar setup that allowed for easy cross contamination.

3) Combination of 1 and 2

Well, it’s now two weeks later so someone (bride? groom?) had it and doesn’t any more, so testing won’t show it.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:29:16am

re: #319 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Knowing Trump, he’ll just send Jared though. Jared is an expert in viruses. //

he’s hating on jared right now

according to one of the people who talked to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman: “I have never heard so many people inside the White House openly discuss how pissed Trump is at Jared.”

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:29:54am

re: #322 Eclectic Cyborg

I was actually thinking in all seriousness that what drives Republicans NUTS about this crisis is that COVID-19 is one of the few things that they CAN’T use their money, power or influence to make go away or otherwise suppress.

or avoid themselves

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Ferdinand  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:29:55am

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

If I had to guess…

1) One or more people at that wedding was/is an asymptomatic carrier.

2) There was a buffet/finger foods or other similar setup that allowed for easy cross contamination.

3) Combination of 1 and 2

Neither husband or wife has caught it (not that weird statistically) but if they hugged and kissed everyone, they themselves easily are the ones who then spread the infection from one person in attendance to the rest who have caught it. I’m glad I always like logic puzzles as a kid, and mystery stories as an adult. This stuff isn’t really that complicated.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:31:59am

re: #330 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

he’s hating on jared right now

Ah that’s right. I imagine Miller is influencing him most right now.

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:32:05am

re: #309 lawhawk

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:36:00am
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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:36:12am

re: #324 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

This is why weddings, and funerals, are part of a lockdown order:

The mystery of the corona wedding: Couple’s dream day sees THIRTY-SEVEN people infected with COVID-19 but nobody knows how it spread to so many

How many bridesmaids hooked up with how many ushers? After the ushers and bridesmaids woke up the next morning, they went to brunch with the college buddies they hadn’t seen in a while who were in town for the wedding…

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Skip Intro  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:37:41am

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

No Tweets from the asshole so far this morning. Should we be worried?

He just had an early tee time today.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:39:42am

re: #275 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Who knew that a failed real estate developer with a second rate reality show that has cheated and lied his entire life would be a disaster

He was elected to annoy the liberals and derail government while allowing his cronies to plunder the economy. In those respects, he has performed admirably…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:40:49am

State of Rhineland-Palatinate is cracking down further: still no total lockdown, but no public gatherings of five persons or more and restaurants can only do takeaway or delivery.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:43:33am

Wider availability of testing means we’re seeing more cases, but the number of cases is going to jump exponentially in the next few days as the NYC metro area ramps up the tests in a big way.

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:44:37am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:45:00am

re: #324 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

This is why weddings, and funerals, are part of a lockdown order:

The mystery of the corona wedding: Couple’s dream day sees THIRTY-SEVEN people infected with COVID-19 but nobody knows how it spread to so many

I think the easy answer is likely someone from the catering staff

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:46:11am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:46:34am

re: #342 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I think the easy answer is likely someone from the catering staff

I also had this thought but even if that were the case, it’s still so odd the bride and groom escaped infection.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:48:50am

re: #341 sagehen

Rob has his dad’s talent. :)

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teleskiguy  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:49:03am

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:52:02am

re: #335 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

1. thank god for the Dems
2. wow trump always does what the last person he spoke to tells him to do

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teleskiguy  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:53:37am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:54:10am

re: #338 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He was elected to annoy the liberals and derail government while allowing his cronies to plunder the economy. In those respects, he has performed admirably…

crashing the market and shuttering businesses beyond their wildest dreams

remember this
all those business losses
all those bankruptcies
that 20% unemployment etc

a hugely shrunken tax base
sure, that’s part of the goal, but when it wont even cover the graft, theyre gonna panic

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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:54:23am

re: #346 teleskiguy

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That happened to me often in the Navy.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:54:36am

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:55:13am

Christ, I was listening to KCRW, and on came Trump, sniffing and rambling about cancelling school “which will be welcomed by some students but will be a sad thing to some students, the hard workers, might be disappointed, but not others, but then there’s always those people, but still it’s a sad thing … “

WHAT THE FUCK IS HE TALKING ABOUT?

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:55:26am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:56:33am

re: #340 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Wider availability of testing means we’re seeing more cases, but the number of cases is going to jump exponentially in the next few days as the NYC metro area ramps up the tests in a big way.

you have been spot on with the mathematical analysis all along

the ratio between ‘true’ cases and ‘known/verified’ cases converging is a good thing - you know, data and all

its still too early to know if / how fast the true cases are still rising

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 8:56:39am

re: #352 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Christ, I was listening to KCRW, and on came Trump, sniffing and rambling about cancelling school “which will be welcomed by some students but will be a sad thing to some students, the hard workers, might be disappointed, but not others, but then there’s always those people, but still it’s a sad thing … “

WHAT THE FUCK IS HE TALKING ABOUT?

Because he’s incapable of speaking like a human being.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:00:13am

From NY:
There are 7,152 cases of coronavirus in New York, with 2,950 new positive cases. There are 4,408 cases in NYC.
32,000 tests - we did 10,000 last night.” 18 percent of people are hospitalized.

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jeffreyw  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:03:15am

re: #305 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Just cleaning out the archive.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:05:32am

re: #356 lawhawk

From NY:
There are 7,152 cases of coronavirus in New York, with 2,950 new positive cases. There are 4,408 cases in NYC.
32,000 tests - we did 10,000 last night.” 18 percent of people are hospitalized.

You know this can’t go on. You’re going to run out of hospital beds real soon.

I hope your governor is already implementing plans to take over buildings.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:11:16am

The news for the Greater Philadelphia area.
whyy.org

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:11:17am

re: #358 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

You know this can’t go on. You’re going to run out of hospital beds real soon.

I hope your governor is already implementing plans to take over buildings.

in times of ‘crisis’ people generally expect the federal government to know
to know what’s true and what’s not. and to (mostly) tell us (natsec excluded)

the president didnt take this seriously (likely he didnt understand)
he did not spur the nation into action

therefore (mostly) no one did

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:11:36am

It’s way past time for this kind of shit to stop.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:11:54am

re: #321 gwangung

Still needs a massive ramp up in testing capability and medical supplies. Something the feds need to get off their butts and do something about.

Sure, but that has nothing to do with nationwide shelter-in-place.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:12:50am

re: #361 jaunte

[Embedded content]

It’s way past time for this kind of shit to stop.

Doing the “illegal immigrant” boogie.

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:12:53am
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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:13:26am

re: #361 jaunte

[Embedded content]

It’s way past time for this kind of shit to stop.

Yeah, but it’s more fun to talk about keeping people out of the country than it is to do something useful.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:14:01am

re: #282 Eclectic Cyborg

Whatever Singapore is doing, it’s working. They have only 345 cases and as yet, no deaths.

Czech Republic currently has 774 cases, 0 fatalities. Granted, it’s still early on in the outbreak here. Also, four recovered.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:14:22am

re: #361 jaunte

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It’s way past time for this kind of shit to stop.

Bold action like calling it a hoax, cutting necessary funds to CBC and NIH, & doing the usual maybe, maybe not. He’s responsible for deaths and suffering because he didn’t want to accept the consequences. I’m sick of the neo Stalinist worship of this fucker.

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:15:42am

Why do I always think Dr. “Brix” instead of Birxs? Too much wine? (Brix being the % sugar in an aqueous solution and important in winemaking)

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:15:46am

re: #358 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’m in NJ, and we’re a few days behind NY in terms of cases curve.

But the 18% hospitalization means that by middle of April, it’s going to bump up against capacity (the line we’re trying to flatting the curve against.

Additional capacity from beds within VA, other facilities in the state, etc., is under discussion/development. They’ve pushed out nonessential medical procedures and elective surgeries and trying to clear rooms to prepare for oncoming cases.

I don’t know if we’re going to get there fast enough. I fear that we didn’t move fast enough, and NY was moving faster than other states.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:18:08am

re: #319 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Knowing Trump, he’ll just send Jared though. Jared is an expert in viruses. //

Jared is a virus

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:18:15am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:18:34am

re: #369 lawhawk

The 18% hospitalization is inline with what the Imperial College paper indicates is about right, as for what to expect, given those who are bad enough to seek help will be in high risk groups.

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:18:57am

Ava DuVernay providing more important information than POTUS

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:20:15am

re: #372 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

This fucker:

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:21:08am

re: #374 lawhawk

This fucker:

[Embedded content]

Just as Fauci praised both Cuomo and Newsom right in front of the President.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:21:09am

re: #374 lawhawk

This fucker:

[Embedded content]

Shut the fuck up Newt.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:22:07am

re: #375 Barefoot Grin

Just as Fauci praised both Cuomo and Newsom right in front of the President.

Gingrich can’t stand the fact that this crisis is proving his ideology is a shit show and unprepared and unwilling to deal with public health matters.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:23:38am

The COVID Tracking Project state-by-state testing numbers
US daily cumulative testing numbers

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:24:20am

Elon Musk looks like he is finally relenting, and closing the Tesla plant, at least one of them. But given the Governor’s orders go in effect today for the state, the whole Tesla thing is going to stop.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:24:24am

re: #375 Barefoot Grin

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:26:32am

re: #344 Eclectic Cyborg

I also had this thought but even if that were the case, it’s still so odd the bride and groom escaped infection.

We still have no idea how “generally” infectious it is, only that the numbers of infected are infinitesimal compared to the population. Natural immunity to diseases is not well understood, but known to exist.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:26:47am

re: #378 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

The COVID Tracking Project state-by-state testing numbers
US daily cumulative testing numbers

Takeaway:

Trump promised 1 million tests. We have tested all over 10% that amount as of today. NY is among most aggressive in testing. WV is among the least aggressive.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:27:08am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:27:20am

re: #346 teleskiguy

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Drink lots of tea.

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bratwurst  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:28:00am
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:28:52am
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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:29:25am

re: #385 bratwurst

That 55% approval on this is partially due to the “experts” praising Trump.

Had he been a halfway normal president, he wouldn’t need the praise.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:29:55am

re: #364 jaunte

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Yeah, I wish he would jerk off in private like everyone else.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:30:14am

Coronavirus: ‘Critical incident’ at London hospital after surge in COVID-19 cases

A London hospital has confirmed a “critical incident” due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Northwick Park hospital in Harrow said its critical care unit has hit capacity due to the number of cases.

The northwest London hospital has contacted neighbouring facilities to ask for help dealing with patients.

Boris has yet to start locking down parts of the UK, though he is supposedly to do that today.

The UK nightlife has been allowed to carry on, like those stupid beach goers in Florida and Australia.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:31:24am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:32:33am

re: #374 lawhawk

This fucker:

Governors Cuomo and Newsom are following a strategy of economic disaster.This kind of overreaction runs real risk of tipping us not into a recession but a depression. There are 335 million Americans.We have to find a strategy that lets us distinguish the healthy from the at risk

this far in and you’re talking about ‘find[ing] a strategy”

ps - the ‘strategy’ to distinguish healthy from the at risk is testing people

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:32:46am

re: #389 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The UK is going to watch their health care system collapse under the strain. Trump will tout that we aren’t at that point, due to “reasons”. Except that we’re on that path too, because the lack of aggressive testing and social distancing put us in this dire condition.

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bratwurst  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:34:23am

Trump’s opinion on science is about as meaningful as a nematode’s opinion on architecture.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:35:35am

re: #390 The Pie Overlord!

“I’d like to begin by providing an update on what we’re doing to minimize the impact of the Chinese virus”

Sir, we’re here to hear about coronavirus.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:36:08am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:36:40am

Less than 60% in U.S. trust government’s medical advice, study shows

Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold worldwide, less than 60 percent of Americans said they trust in the medical information and advice they receive from the government, a new study showed Friday.

Gallup said it asked the question to citizens of six countries as part of its Wellcome Global Monitor study. The data was compiled for the year 2018, well before the COVID-19 outbreak began, but the pollster said it indicates trends that are highly relevant to the pandemic now.

The study found 59 percent of Americans said they have “a lot” or “some” of health advice from the federal government. Thirty-six percent said they have “not much” or no trust at all.

The United States showed the least amount of government trust among citizens of the six nations polled. The most trust was found in Germany (83 percent), followed by Britain (81 percent), Spain (77 percent), France (70 percent) and Italy (63 percent).

[…]

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stpaulbear  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:38:17am

re: #118 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Damn, we’re going to have to build a wall along the border with Iowa (well shut the bridges across the Missouri River), and make Kim Reynolds pay for it.

The wall will be to keep idiots from your state and mine from deciding they want a nice sit-down dinner and drinks in a popular restauant or bar.

Stillworking in the office today. About 95% of staff is gone, and we’re all reacting like magnets whenever it seems like our paths might cross.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:40:07am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:42:18am

re: #395 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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dick

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:42:23am

re: #398 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Trump calls NBC White House correspondent a “terrible reporter” over questions about drugs to treat coronavirus

rubber/glue rule applies here

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:42:46am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:43:27am

re: #398 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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here’s where we are

not talking about status, what to do, what’s been done, what’s gonna happen

no
trump called a reporter names
because he’s a dick

here’s where we are

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bratwurst  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:43:40am

I feel certain that 3 weeks ago he had no problem with stock buybacks whatsoever.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:44:24am

::: looks heavenward and asks::: Will someone rid the USA of this pest?

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:45:30am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:47:56am

re: #405 jaunte

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if just one of them would say ‘what the fuck is wrong with you?”

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Skip Intro  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:49:42am

re: #374 lawhawk

This fucker:

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Those would be the test kits that you Republican assholes failed to provide even after months of warnings.

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bratwurst  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:50:21am

Trump is a monster, but I despise his supposedly pious Christian enablers like Pence and Pompeo more.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:50:22am

re: #401 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Is Feinstein still in the U.S. Senate? Is she still alive?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:50:54am

re: #409 Sir John Barron

Is Feinstein still in the U.S. Senate? Is she still alive?

Yes and yes. She’s my senator.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:51:25am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:51:33am

re: #398 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

In fairness this was a terrible nasty question to ask the POTUS at his campaign rally.

///

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:52:12am

I really want a reporter to call him out to his face.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:56:45am

re: #413 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really want a reporter to call him out to his face.

I want a reporter to call out Trump like Joe Pesci in Casino:

Casino (9/10) Movie CLIP - Meeting in the Desert (1995) HD

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Skip Intro  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:57:32am

re: #406 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

if just one of them would say ‘what the fuck is wrong with you?”

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They meekly let him put them in pens at his klan rallies, then just sit there while he attacks them. The won’t talk back to him or call out his bullshit. What’s the point of even showing up. All they do is give him legitimacy, and they’re going to get him elected again, aren’t they?

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Skip Intro  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:57:58am

re: #413 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really want a reporter to call him out to his face.

Never going to happen.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:58:06am

Republicans Found a Way to Mail Checks and Still Screw People Over

mcconnell did this

Limiting these payments for the upper middle class and up is defensible, even if it irritates commentators who’d prefer a more comprehensive approach that mimics a universal basic income. Penalizing the poor during a pandemic, however, is beyond the pale. We’re in the midst of a planned shutdown of the economy that will disproportionately harm low-wage service workers, yet Republicans are concerned about properly rewarding people for work. It is a crass joke.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:59:04am

re: #416 Skip Intro

Never going to happen.

you got to have a dream.
if you dont have a dream,
how you gonna have a dream come true?

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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 9:59:30am

As long as Fox, OANN, and Daily Caller are allowed to be news people, Trump will never have to answer tough questions. He can just throw out everyone he doesn’t like.

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gocart mozart  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:00:19am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:02:20am

The press questions seem to be increasing and getting louder.

Back to the “we had the most number one economy in the whole wide world” schtick.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:03:21am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:03:37am

george conway

The new Trump is the same as the old Trump. He can’t help it. He’s incapable of taking responsibility for his role in this crisis — and thus incapable of leading us out of it,” wrote Conway, who is a fierce critic of the president even though his wife, Kellyanne Conway, has a senior role within the administration.

Conway said the president’s apparent sudden shift “can’t conceal the fact that Trump has shown himself to be wholly inept at dealing with the pandemic. It doesn’t change the fact that he puts himself first, always.”

“It doesn’t dissolve Trump’s compulsion to lie, even when truth would serve him best,” he added. “It doesn’t diminish his incompetence, ignorance or propensity for administrative chaos.”

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Skip Intro  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:03:48am

I see that once again Trump managed to reverse the course of the Stock market mid-rant.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:04:07am

re: #421 Sir John Barron

The press questions seem to be increasing and getting louder.

Back to the “we had the most number one economy in the whole wide world” schtick.

we were winning three innings ago

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:04:26am

re: #422 The Pie Overlord!

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Yes, let’s listen to Dr. Trump, Dr. Pence.// These motherfucking monsters.

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:04:43am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:05:01am

bragging about how the nation’s governors are saying what a great job his administration is doing.

vomit

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:05:34am

re: #427 jaunte

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I’m here from the government and I’m here to tell you Reagan was a shitty President.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:06:24am

re: #428 Sir John Barron

bragging about how the nation’s governors are saying what a great job his administration is doing.

vomit

He only cares about how he looks in this. No concerned for the American people but his image. Evil shit.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:07:53am

JFC ON ELECTRIFIED BARBED WIRE TIGHTROPE OVER MT. DOOM

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:08:43am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:09:15am

re: #424 Skip Intro

I see that once again Trump managed to reverse the course of the Stock market mid-rant.

but we had the most number economy that ever was just before this totally surprising pandemic that nobody ever gamed out before happened to us.

//

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:11:11am

re: #432 jaunte

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Not like Trump cares. NBC has been very unfair to him and we don’t like that.// Trump is such a despicable person. Can’t ever act like a normal person because he’s a sociopathic asshole.

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:11:50am

re: #431 The Pie Overlord!

JFC ON ELECTRIFIED BARBED WIRE TIGHTROPE OVER MT. DOOM

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I know. The reporter basically tosses him a softball saying “Please do your thing and give us some happy talk.” He takes out after the reporter. Unbelievable.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:12:56am

Mango moron now just talking over reporters whose questions he doesn’t like

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:13:16am

re: #435 calochortus

I know. The reporter basically tosses him a softball saying “Please do your thing and give us some happy talk.” He takes out after the reporter. Unbelievable.

I don’t know what he’s a bigger failure in. Being a decent person or President.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:13:34am

re: #435 calochortus

I know. The reporter basically tosses him a softball saying “Please do your thing and give us some happy talk.” He takes out after the reporter. Unbelievable.

Real Americans aren’t scared. They are angry at the Chinese for creating this virus and the domestic traitors and leftists who spread fear about it when it is just a flu…

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:14:08am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:14:08am

back to the “virus disappears over time”

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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:16:47am

responds to questions about when can every American get test by saying he doesn’t think everybody should be tested.

WTFITS?

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:16:47am

re: #237 Dr Lizardo

I think that’s the UK government’s underlying assumption. Also, they’re probably bearing in mind there’s still no vaccine for SARS or MERS (granted, research on that wound down once those outbreaks stopped). As gloomy as it sounds, it’s not entirely unrealistic to think there may well be no vaccine for SARS CoV-2, in which case, COVID-19 will become endemic. If, let’s say in March 2021, scientists announce, “Sorry folks…..we’ve done all we can, but just like the common cold, there’s no vaccine for this one”, then we’re just going to have to learn to live with COVID-19.

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:17:13am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:17:18am

back to the we inherited this terrible obsolete system but now we have this great system in place

Total BS

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:17:45am

re: #443 jaunte

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OFFS.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:17:54am

re: #414 Dr Lizardo

Lot of holes in the desert.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:18:55am

JEW HATERS GONNA JEW HATE

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:18:56am

re: #444 Sir John Barron

back to the we inherited this terrible obsolete system but now we have this great system in place

Total BS

Shorter Trump; It’s never my fault!

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Mike Lamb  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:19:04am

The irony is that during Trump’s rant he states that people are looking for hope and the entire premise of the fucking question was to tee Trump up to give a message of hope.

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:19:27am

re: #443 jaunte

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I started to type an actual response to this, but I just can’t.
WTF

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:20:48am

re: #450 calochortus

Ideology first, last, and always.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:21:17am

re: #448 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Shorter Trump; It’s never my fault!

And he’s been president for three years and there’s been gaming of pandemic responses both before and after he took office, so this whole whining of this obsolete system we inherited is garbage.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:22:34am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:22:35am

Italy just reported another 627 deaths. And nearly 6k more cases.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:23:21am
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DodgerFan1988  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:23:25am

The Anti-Chinese propaganda is working.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:23:56am

re: #449 Mike Lamb

The irony is that during Trump’s rant he states that people are looking for hope and the entire premise of the fucking question was to tee Trump up to give a message of hope.

The only hope he gives his supporters is their world will be led by white non only again.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:23:57am

re: #453 The Pie Overlord!

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None are as deaf as those that will not hear

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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:24:04am

he’s back again to the we had a broken system blah blah blah reporters need to call this crap out.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:24:37am

He’s now whining again about people not giving his crappy administration “credit”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:25:01am

So Boris gave the order to close the pubs.

Now this is going to make some Brits unhappy.

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BeenHereAwhile  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:25:04am

re: #47 Kilroy was here

Just in case you need another hand washing video.. Over 11 minutes of it.

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What’s your hand washing song?

Mine is James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree.

Takes 30 seconds to sing the first two verses.

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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:25:42am

re: #456 DodgerFan1988

The Anti-Chinese propaganda is working.

If Trump were Bush, that number would be around 90%.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:26:48am

re: #456 DodgerFan1988

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The Anti-Chinese propaganda is working.

For now. Again, this is a massively lagging indicator because most Americans haven’t been paying attention, do not understand what’s coming, and just see a President now reacting to a national and world crisis. They haven’t actually processed any of this yet, they’re just operating on reflexive instincts to support a leader in such times.

Given all that, 55% is an appallingly low number, and considering that George Bush went over 90% after 9/11 I’m not at all worried about what it portends for re-election.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:27:24am

re: #464 goddamnedfrank

To me it still sounds like they are cooking the books.

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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:27:53am
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Interesting Times  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:28:45am

re: #463 Belafon

If Trump were Bush, that number would be around 90%.

Speaking of Bush, I daresay the only thing that would plunge trump to his post-great recession numbers is a massive death toll among older white people in red states. His supporters have proven time and time again they don’t give a crap about anyone else.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:28:52am
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:29:52am

I should go do something productive like clean my china cabinet.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:30:44am

re: #469 The Pie Overlord!

I am watching The Sound of Music. I needed something to cheer me up.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:31:02am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:32:39am

re: #361 jaunte

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It’s way past time for this kind of shit to stop.

First time I’ve heard taking a crap described as a “bold decisive action”.
//

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:32:59am

re: #454 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Italy just reported another 627 deaths. And nearly 6k more cases.

Fucking hell. It’s gonna Italy a decade or longer to recover from this shit. It’s a disaster of the first magnitude

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:33:11am

Noted a few days back that one of the early positive tests in the county was a councilman in the south part of the county. He seems to have gotten worse:

Chula Vista Councilman Steve Padilla Hospitalized on Respirator with COVID-19

A Chula Vista councilman who tested positive for the coronavirus is hospitalized in an intensive care unit and been placed on a respirator to aid with difficulty breathing, his daughter said Thursday evening.

We’re going to run out of ICU beds.

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:33:25am

re: #469 The Pie Overlord!

I should go do something productive like clean my china cabinet.

Enjoy. It’s time for me to go get my obligatory exercise and fresh air.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:33:38am

re: #471 The Pie Overlord!

although none of this is his job and that he’s done a great job so what’s he complaining about?

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KingKenrod  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:34:11am

re: #471 The Pie Overlord!

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We don’t have to worry about COVID-19 anymore because we all just drowned in that pile of horseshit.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:34:55am

re: #461 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So Boris gave the order to close the pubs.

Now this is going to make some Brits unhappy.

There was a good deal of grumbling when Czech PM Babiš ordered the pubs closed here. Czechs love their pubs and their beer. I have a feeling that when things get back to normal, it’s gonna be standing room only in the pubs around me…..well, for the ones that haven’t gone bankrupt.

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:35:48am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:35:50am

I wonder, as it dawns on America that this is a real crisis and not a “hoax”, how Trump’s childish shenanigans are going to be tolerated.

The new blurb by ABC that 55% of Americans approve of his handling of this crisis isn’t as good as it seems. During past major events most people rallied around the government.

Every day this crisis gets worse, and it will, Trump will feel more pressure. I doubt he can handle it.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:36:06am

re: #469 The Pie Overlord!

I should go do something productive like clean my china cabinet.

Time to clean the toilet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:36:20am

re: #475 calochortus

Enjoy. It’s time for me to go get my obligatory exercise and fresh air.

I got out for a 4-mile jaunt through the vineyards in the sunny 63° fresh air. Did not come within fifteen feet of anyone today except for my downstairs neighbor.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:37:20am

re: #477 KingKenrod

We don’t have to worry about COVID-19 anymore because we all just drowned in that pile of horseshit.

This is the content I’m here for.

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:37:21am

re: #477 KingKenrod

We don’t have to worry about COVID-19 anymore because we all just drowned in that pile of horseshit.

But it was happy horseshit. Oh wait. It wasn’t really. Not like previous news conferences. Trump was on edge and not particularly encouraging-and where he was upbeat, Fauci pointed out he was wrong.
Won’t discourage his fans, but I don’t think he’s doing himself a favor here.

And now, I’m really going to go take that walk.

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Skip Intro  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:38:22am

re: #418 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

you got to have a dream.
if you dont have a dream,
how you gonna have a dream come true?

Ok, my dream is to be thirty again, with all the knowlege and money I have now. Now that’s a dream.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:38:37am
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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:38:45am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:38:46am

Buddy of mine is worried, he is a beer brewer and his brewery is a small local one around Kassel, 2/3 of their sales are in kegs to local bars, restaurants and the various outdoor festivals that go on all over starting in the spring…he is already on reduced hours and could well be laid off.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:39:49am

All Peter Alexander did was reference the number of dead and Mango Moron flipped out

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mmmirele  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:41:54am

re: #346 teleskiguy

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gocart mozart  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:42:42am
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gocart mozart  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:44:02am
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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:44:25am

re: #462 BeenHereAwhile

What’s your hand washing song?

Mine is James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree.

Takes 30 seconds to sing the first two verses.

Washing hands in the name of (Killing in the Name of) by Rage Against the Machine.

And I’m raging like a Superfly TNT. I’m the motherfucking guns of the Navarone. All these fucking GOPers are still lying their asses off and think they get a pass by claiming things are going swell.

They are Chernobyl apparatchiks telling everyone that the reactor core didn’t blow, it didn’t melt down, and didn’t contaminate half of Europe.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:45:09am

re: #462 BeenHereAwhile

What’s your hand washing song?

Mine is James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree.

Takes 30 seconds to sing the first two verses.

Gillian’s Island theme song..
Use “and the rest” to shorten it.

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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:46:50am

re: #488 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Buddy of mine is worried, he is a beer brewer and his brewery is a small local one around Kassel, 2/3 of their sales are in kegs to local bars, restaurants and the various outdoor festivals that go on all over starting in the spring…he is already on reduced hours and could well be laid off.

Someone needs to start coordinating online concerts with local venues to deliver stuff to people’s houses when an event is happening.

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gocart mozart  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:47:03am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:47:22am

President whine baby freaked out in response to the ONE question about the DEATHS.

And the deaths are going to increase. Imagine what these pressers will be like then.

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:48:12am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:51:10am

On Loeffler’s claim that the stock sales were done without her, or her husband’s, direct knowledge since their portfolios are mainly handled by 3rd-party groups.

Plausible on it’s face since, if you have the money, it’s a common way to have investments handled. They act as a proxy in your name and the buys and sales are directly credited to you.*

However, claiming that it’s essentially a blind trust doesn’t fly as an excuse since it’s way too easy to still advise them to sell, etc. unless you’ve set things up — as a blind trust —** beforehand.

So it’s possible she is telling the truth. It’s also possible that she is lying through her teeth. (Or said something to her husband and he acted accordingly - which gives the same result as her lying.) If she is being truthful, bad luck for her, it happens. But the optics are that she is abusing the trust of the office and should be held accountable. (And maybe some thought given when she took office to how stock sales by 3rd parties in their name might look.)

* - I have some investments set up like this. They act a bit like a mutual fund, but since the purchased securities are in your name the investment group doesn’t have to sell them when they don’t want to in order to cover other investors opting to cash out. So more stable than the usual mutual fund in certain ways.

** - And I mean an honest one, not the travesty Trump claims to have done.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:51:11am
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Kilroy was here  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:52:01am

I am now invincible!


Wearing this I can’t catch anything!
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gocart mozart  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:52:13am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:53:22am

re: #502 gocart mozart

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American Nero, who is a zero and no hero.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:53:35am

re: #502 gocart mozart

President Bigly McCheeseman pitching a fit during a pandemic.

Welcome to 2020.

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:55:20am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:55:22am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:56:16am

He can’t stop being an asshole.

He just…can’t…stop.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:56:40am

re: #506 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

FRIGHTENED CHILD: Mommy, I’m scared of the virus

MOTHER: You are a terrible child!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:56:54am

re: #507 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s all he’s ever known.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:57:41am
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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:58:33am

re: #502 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Nope. Not hitting ‘play’. Not gonna do it. Don’t need to see the sh*tshow to know with 1000% certainty that it is a sh*tshow.
My sanity, and all of ours, deserves better…

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:58:36am

re: #507 Eclectic Cyborg

He can’t stop being an asshole.

He just…can’t…stop.

And he’ll continue bullying the press until enough of them forcefully react.

(Though if I was running one of the networks/news services I would have already ordered a stop to attendance by my reporters and simply report a short “The President lied some more today” bulletin as the coverage.)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 10:59:31am

re: #512 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Well for what it’s worth I can tell they are already really pissed off with this one (which I’m sure was Trumps goal).

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:00:37am

Hmm, got an email from the bank I use about how they are starting to limit hours. Have not thought about how things might react in terms of the cash economy if people have issues getting money or small businesses (especially those that don’t handle plastic) deposit it.

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:01:04am

I’m in favor of the more civil and symbolic means of publicly executing the traitors in our government that the whole family can enjoy…

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:01:22am

re: #487 jaunte

[Embedded content]

there’s your problem:

Trump: “Yeah, well, OK. I’m not— I’m not hearing it.

and that means lalalalalalalala with fingers in ears
not that no one’s telling him

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:01:59am

re: #489 Sir John Barron

All Peter Alexander did was reference the number of dead and Mango Moron flipped out

when reality smacks you dead in the face and you cant hide or spin it

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:03:00am

re: #513 Eclectic Cyborg

Well for what it’s worth I can tell they are already really pissed off with this one (which I’m sure was Trumps goal).

I see this the same as Susan Collins being “concerned”. Do something meaningful about it rather than just bitching on the side about treatment, decorum, etc. Trump has trashed the standards, so they should think about doing something outside the box themselves.

And “having access” is pretty meaningless if it means just getting handed abuse and talking points and being expected to like it. And outside of Fox they are all already heavily vilified by the 35% base. Why not simply embrace it at this point?

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:03:17am
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gocart mozart  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:04:10am
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Belafon  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:04:42am

re: #514 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Hmm, got an email from the bank I use about how they are starting to limit hours. Have not thought about how things might react in terms of the cash economy if people have issues getting money or small businesses (especially those that don’t handle plastic) deposit it.

Where Anymouse is living, they are probably just recirculating the money amongst themselves. Here, even the little table sellers that show up at school functions to sell home made jewelry and soaps have the card readers that attach to their phones.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:04:47am

re: #520 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Maybe we *are* already *in* the cornfield?

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lawhawk  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:04:58am

re: #515 Disloyal Archangel

Utah had firing squad as their preferred methodology. Given the ease of getting an AR-15, I think this is the truly best way to deal with the convicted felons who put their profits above all else, including public safety.

After all, it’s easier to get an AR-15 than it is to get a covid19 test.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:05:24am

re: #522 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Maybe we *are* already *in* the cornfield?

“Look, it’s snowing!”

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:07:47am

re: #524 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Look, it’s snowing!”

“It’s a good day!”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:08:07am

I’m just going to leave this here, and make no remarks regarding stereotypes…

Yeah, it’s not actually about ‘personal hygiene’

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:08:48am

re: #473 Dr Lizardo

Fucking hell. It’s gonna Italy a decade or longer to recover from this shit. It’s a disaster of the first magnitude

Given that the vast majority of deaths are elderly (average age 80), the psychic damage may be huge, but we olds are consumers, not producers for the most part. The economy should be able to get right back as soon as stay-at-home ends. (Also, that 5,000 deaths is among a population of nearly sixty-one million.)

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:10:18am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:11:05am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:11:33am

re: #526 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

French nuclear plants tighten hygiene procedures over coronavirus worries

There was a scene like this in one of the Planet of the Apes remakes: nuclear plants melting down and exploding because there was nobody there to tend to them properly.

My GF is one of a team of about 24 people in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf who tend to the German Federal Reserve Bank’s daily trading and currency conversions.

They are already separated into teams that are not allowed to be in the office with each other at the same time, one group alternately working from home, so that they can keep the German banking system from grinding to a halt.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:13:28am
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CleverToad  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:13:47am

re: #462 BeenHereAwhile

What’s your hand washing song?

Mine is James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree.

Takes 30 seconds to sing the first two verses.

100+ upding!
Used to recite that for my son, when he was very short. Have to see if I still remember all of it :)

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:13:49am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:14:41am

re: #517 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

when reality smacks you dead in the face and you cant hide or spin it

No one is dying from the corona virus in DJT’s world and nobody in the press better mention it.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:15:04am

I’m upping my bandana game.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:15:35am

re: #531 Charles Johnson

PA allows anyone to vote by mail. Pity KY does not see that it would help people participate in governmental functions.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:15:38am

re: #515 Disloyal Archangel

The noose is simpler yet.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:15:54am

Medical professionals are going to be called on to decide who to save … and who to let die.

They have been paying attention to who has been acting in the best interests of the country … and who has not.

This is going to come as quite a surprise to the MAGAts in the next few months.

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mmmirele  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:18:44am

re: #514 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Hmm, got an email from the bank I use about how they are starting to limit hours. Have not thought about how things might react in terms of the cash economy if people have issues getting money or small businesses (especially those that don’t handle plastic) deposit it.

I had to listen to my brother complain about how it took 20 minutes to get through to a phone banker yesterday. I pointed out that they’re short staffed right now because some bankers have to look for child care with the schools closed. However, in all the governmental statements I’ve seen, banks and credit unions are considered essential.

Maybe they’ll go back to the “bankers hours” they had when I was a kid? (9 am to 2 pm)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:19:18am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:19:33am

re: #538 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

I’m betting the Hippocratic oath restricts doctors from revenge.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:20:31am

re: #521 Belafon

Where Anymouse is living, they are probably just recirculating the money amongst themselves. Here, even the little table sellers that show up at school functions to sell home made jewelry and soaps have the card readers that attach to their phones.

Pretty much. I’ve only seen the little Square card readers outside of this area.

You can’t really use them where there is no reliable cell service.

The same goes for credit card readers in stores: Stores aren’t really interested in them (except the big stores like Wal*Mart or Hobby Lobby) sixty miles away, when Internet service costs so much.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:21:49am

There’s no way Trump is going to get re-elected after this craziness….is there?

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:22:39am

re: #528 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

He’s touching his face again.

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mmmirele  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:24:11am

re: #540 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

The JWs have been told by their leadership not to proselytize right now. As have Mormon missionaries.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:24:24am

re: #544 calochortus

He has purell in his pocket. Do not worry about him.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:25:17am

re: #492 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:25:41am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:26:30am

Latest updated numbers from the state from last night:

LINCOLN - Four additional cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were identified in three Nebraska counties.

Two cases are Lincoln County residents. One is a female in her 40s who recently traveled to Colorado and the other is a male in his 20s who was in close contact with a person who previously tested positive for COVID-19. Both new cases are self-isolating at home -

One case is a man in his 60s from Nemaha County who also recently traveled to Colorado. He is isolating at home. For more information, go to sedhd.org .

One case is a man in his 40s from Sarpy County with underlying health issues. He is currently hospitalized.

Lincoln County county seat is North Platte (three counties away in the main part of the state), Nemaha County is in the southeast corner, Sarpy County is the Omaha suburbs.

As of tonight, the state case total is 32. One case reported by Douglas County yesterday is included in the state case count today.

(more)
dhhs.ne.gov

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:28:11am

re: #545 mmmirele

The JWs have been told by their leadership not to proselytize right now. As have Mormon missionaries.

I would think they are missing an opportunity to exploit the fearful preach the Good News (tm, marca registrada).

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:28:36am

re: #543 Eclectic Cyborg

There’s no way Trump is going to get re-elected after this craziness….is there?

Don’t ever underestimate the gullibility of the American public or MAGAts in general. If the MSM does as deplorable a job as in 2016, we’re doomed. My sister is very much in a depressed state on this - she keeps on saying he’s going to skate and that Feinstein will be the only person prosecuted for the trading scandal. As many of you know, when you talk to family members who have drunk the Kool-Aid, you despair of the future. In our case, he fell down the rabbit-hole on 9/11 and never recovered.

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gocart mozart  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:29:42am

This is true. Several times a month some random stranger will come up to me and say “Did anyone ever tell you you look just like Stephen King?”

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:29:55am

re: #546 PhillyPretzel

He has purell in his pocket. Do not worry about him.

I’m sure he’s on it. I worry more that being forced to deal with Trump on this is going to make him turn to strong drink.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:30:38am

re: #553 calochortus

It makes a lot of people do the same thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:31:26am

re: #536 PhillyPretzel

PA allows anyone to vote by mail. Pity KY does not see that it would help people participate in governmental functions.

Kentucky doesn’t even want the public at their legislative sessions.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:32:41am

re: #548 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Needs to be an ad as do his other tantrums.

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BeenHereAwhile  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:33:34am

re: #514 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Hmm, got an email from the bank I use about how they are starting to limit hours. Have not thought about how things might react in terms of the cash economy if people have issues getting money or small businesses (especially those that don’t handle plastic) deposit it.

In addition to stocking staples and household items, part of my pre-quarentine prep is always keeping a couple hundred cash on hand.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:34:27am

re: #463 Belafon

If Trump were Bush, that number would be around 90%.

If trump were bush we would be in much better shape than we are.

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calochortus  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:35:29am

re: #557 BeenHereAwhile

In addition to stocking staples and household items, part of my pre-quarentine prep is always keeping a couple hundred cash on hand.

I have a couple hundred I took out of the bank just before all the craziness started. Since I’m not using cash now-just a credit card slid into a reader, I still have almost all of it. Handling cash seems like a bad idea if you can avoid it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 20, 2020 • 11:41:55am

re: #380 lawhawk

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:32:40pm

re: #536 PhillyPretzel

PA allows anyone to vote by mail. Pity KY does not see that it would help people participate in governmental functions.

R’s might lose

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 20, 2020 • 12:35:29pm

re: #558 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

If trump were ‘A’ bush we would be in much better shape than we are.


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