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Posted: Apr 5, 2020 - 9:35am

 Lazy8 wrote:
I have a friend from way back, a biker buddy. He's also a Trumpalist. Since January he's gone from "Look how many the flu killed under Obama!" to "This overreaction will be too destructive" to Quarantine Warrior to...grieving family member.

His father just died, complications from Corona. He's also newly unemployed..

I'm not going to ask how he feels about it now. I can't kick him while he's down. But goddamn, some people learn hard.
 
Sorry to see this, M...My condolences to your friend. Unfortunately, I fear, his story will be repeated time and time again in the coming months.
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Posted: Apr 5, 2020 - 9:28am



 Lazy8 wrote:
I have a friend from way back, a biker buddy. He's also a Trumpalist. Since January he's gone from "Look how many the flu killed under Obama!" to "This overreaction will be too destructive" to Quarantine Warrior to...grieving family member.

His father just died, complications from Corona. He's also newly unemployed..

I'm not going to ask how he feels about it now. I can't kick him while he's down. But goddamn, some people learn hard.
 

Damn. That's hard to hear.

And, I agree completely with the "don't kick someone while they're down" feeling, and wonder how it is that there's a subgroup of our society that doesn't have that ethos. Sandy Hook deniers come to mind.
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Posted: Apr 5, 2020 - 1:14am

These Coronavirus Exposures Might Be the Most Dangerous
As with any other poison, viruses are usually deadlier in larger amounts.
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Posted: Apr 5, 2020 - 12:23am



 Lazy8 wrote:
I have a friend from way back, a biker buddy. He's also a Trumpalist. Since January he's gone from "Look how many the flu killed under Obama!" to "This overreaction will be too destructive" to Quarantine Warrior to...grieving family member.

His father just died, complications from Corona. He's also newly unemployed..

I'm not going to ask how he feels about it now. I can't kick him while he's down. But goddamn, some people learn hard.
 

That's the most painful thing I've read all week. If you're healthy and safe, this pandemic is like being in a drawn-out David Lynch or Coen brothers movie. But then you read about things like what happened to your friend and his family and you realize how crushing this is. 

Most of the people here, including myself, were caught flat-footed when it came to stocking up and staying home. Last weekend I was walking around in the DC neighborhood where the Obamas live (as do Jared and Ivanka). You normally never see people there but the sidewalks were filled with couples, parents and babies, knots of friends all strolling around. It gradually dawned on over this week them that they have to stay at home. One day the supermarkets are a bit under-stocked; two days later and they look like the Dothraki  had swept through. 

We can't blame Trump entirely for this. The federal government has for years struggled to respond to crises with effects that experts failed to fully forecast. 


Repeated crises have shown that government is rarely, if ever, fully prepared. Nor is government as flexible as it needs to be to respond as quickly or creatively as conditions often demand. Many factors contribute to what appear to be chronic weaknesses that can compound problems and reduce public confidence. Lessons learned after the fact solve past problems without necessarily anticipating future ones.

...

The country and its leaders were caught off guard when terrorists on hijacked airplanes attacked the homeland on Sept. 11, 2001. The financial crisis of 2008, which turned into a deep recession, forced drastic, unprecedented action by a government struggling to keep pace with the economic wreckage. The devastation from Hurricane Andrew in Florida in 1992 and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 exposed serious gaps in the government’s disaster response and emergency management systems.



But Trump failed to prepare the country for this crisis and seems to be repeatedly behind the curve in realizing what he should do. Pelosi and Mnuchin were far more involved than Trump in hammering out a stimulus package, and Trump is fount of bad information. He's making a bad situation worse, but his government is beginning to pull in the right direction. 

But that doesn't make the death of your friend's father any less tragic.  
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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 10:50pm

I have a friend from way back, a biker buddy. He's also a Trumpalist. Since January he's gone from "Look how many the flu killed under Obama!" to "This overreaction will be too destructive" to Quarantine Warrior to...grieving family member.

His father just died, complications from Corona. He's also newly unemployed..

I'm not going to ask how he feels about it now. I can't kick him while he's down. But goddamn, some people learn hard.
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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 6:02pm


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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 5:31pm



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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 5:25pm


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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 5:24pm

Update from our friend in Puerto Rico who is a FEMA contractor.

Non essential businesses closed.

She says that there is an island wide curfew at 9 pm each night.

Driving a car is restricted to odd / even days by your license plate number.

There is plenty of TP, but no beer.
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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 4:40pm

Postcard from Antarctica — the last coronavirus-free continent
Trump's trade policy is hampering the US fight against COVID-19
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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 4:32pm



 haresfur wrote:
 
Don't worry, your crime boss president will make sure that the system is far from free market

 
Didn't his storied and accomplished SIL just claim them all as his own? That was some major dibs, man.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 4:27pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 Isabeau wrote:
Who's up for Ventilator Lotto? 

 
Yeah. This is a stark demonstration of the capitalist view of life; the highest bidder survives, fuck the rest of y'all.

 
Don't worry, your crime boss president will make sure that the system is far from free market

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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 4:22pm



 Steely_D wrote:
*A RECAP OF THE LAST THREE WEEKS*


 


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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 4:01pm

*A RECAP OF THE LAST THREE WEEKS*

AMERICA: Oh my god! Coronavirus! What should we do?
CALIFORNIA: Shut down your state.
AMERICA: Wait... what? Why?
CALIFORNIA: Because 40 million people live here and we did it early, and it’s working.

OHIO: Whoa... whoa... let’s not be hasty now. The president said that this whole coronavirus thing is a democratic hoax.
CALIFORNIA: He also said that windmills cause cancer. Shut down your state.

TEXAS: But the president said that we only have 15 cases and soon it'll be zero.
CALIFORNIA: The president can’t count to fifteen. Nor even spell it. Shut down your state.

NEW JERSEY: Us too?
CALIFORNIA: Yes, you guys too. Just like when Christie shut down the bridge, but it’s your whole state.

FLORIDA: But what about all these kids here on spring break? They spend a lot of money here!
CALIFORNIA: Those kids invented the tide pod challenge. Shut down your state.

LOUISIANA: But wait let’s have Mardi Gras first. It entertains people.
CALIFORNIA: It also kills them. Shut it down.

GEORGIA: Ok well how about we keep the state open for all of our mega churches? Maybe we can all pray really hard until the coronavirus just goes away!
CALIFORNIA: Which is working like a charm for mass shootings. Jesus told us to tell you to shut down your state.

OKLAHOMA: What about the tigers?
CALIFORNIA: What about a dentist. Shut it down.

WYOMING: Hold up, maybe we should go county by county like the president said.
CALIFORNIA: Stop acting like there are counties in Wyoming. There are no counties in Wyoming. Wyoming is a county. Shut it down.

PENNSYLVANIA: But big coal.
CALIFORNIA: But big death. Shut it.

WEST VIRGINIA: But we were the last state to get coronavirus!
CALIFORNIA: And don’t make us explain to you why that was. Shut it down.

NORTH CAROLINA: But the republican national convention is coming here!
CALIFORNIA: SHUT... ok fine do what you want.
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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 4:00pm



 Isabeau wrote:
Who's up for Ventilator Lotto? 

 
Yeah. This is a stark demonstration of the capitalist view of life; the highest bidder survives, fuck the rest of y'all.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 3:42pm

Who's up for Ventilator Lotto? 
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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 1:28pm

 islander wrote:
If you somehow thought that was mockery, you better buckle up in case you ever do make the grade.
 
Truer words ... and all that ...
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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 12:38pm

Liberia braces for coronavirus with defunct health system
Healthcare woes limit effect of Ebola learnings during 2014-16 epidemic as Liberia gears up to fight COVID-19 outbreak.
Liberia currently has the capacity to treat about 30 COVID-19 patients at a designated facility, according to Nagbe, while other sites have been identified for reconditioning should the need arise.

Nagbe said there is just one ventilator in the country, located at a hospital outside of the capital operated by rubber company Firestone.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 11:33am



 KarmaKarma wrote:


 islander wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:

 

do you have any material at all?

anything worthwhile?  intelligent?

the least bit insightful?

or is this it?
 
Consider my posts a community service.  Because a balance of mockery and insults must be maintained, otherwise ... 




 
You are not worthy of our mockery and insults. 

 
And yet . . .

 

If you somehow thought that was mockery, you better buckle up in case you ever do make the grade.
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Posted: Apr 4, 2020 - 11:23am

 miamizsun wrote:
edit: if anyone (like r_p ) can share info/tips on how to embed from twitter it would be appreciated
 
It's (a bit) complicated if you're not a nerd.

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