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  1. Thread: covid-19

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    Sometimes, just sometimes, I don't despair about...

    Sometimes, just sometimes, I don't despair about the future. Read the thread.

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    LF is right. We've been shut down for two weeks...

    LF is right. We've been shut down for two weeks and it'll probably be a few more at a minimum before any aid is coming. We use a moderately large daycare provider. My guess is that they have at...
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    Not sure if this will work without translation, but the Israeli equivalent of SNL put out a song titled, approximately, 'Family in isolation'. It has the cast members of the show filming from home...
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    It's not a matter of prestige but supply. There's...

    It's not a matter of prestige but supply. There's always tight space and waiting lists.

    Different programs have different responses. A friend's fired all of the teachers and stopped collecting...
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    Hmm. We're not getting a dime from the...

    Hmm. We're not getting a dime from the government, and we're still paying nearly $4k/month on childcare that we can't use because the government closed them all. So that's a bit frustrating, but we...
  6. Thread: covid-19

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    One unexpected advantage of Covid-19 delaying the...

    One unexpected advantage of Covid-19 delaying the Olympics: Now I know there is someone named - and I swear this is true - Dick Pound.
  7. Thread: covid-19

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    This is a weeks old story that is not true. Fauci...

    This is a weeks old story that is not true. Fauci gave a very candid interview to Science on Sunday. He is also the famous facepalming official from Fridays briefing. I doubt Trump likes him, but it...
  8. Thread: covid-19

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    I would be extremely surprised if you were right....

    I would be extremely surprised if you were right.



    My sister is definitely feeling the strain - her hospital is going to be slammed with patients soon, and they simply don't have adequate...
  9. Thread: covid-19

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    This was intended to be hyperbole.

    This was intended to be hyperbole.
  10. Thread: covid-19

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    I wasn't taking this seriously but then I tried...

    I wasn't taking this seriously but then I tried ordering some odds and ends from Amazon yesterday and they quoted a ship date a month from now. Shit just got real.
  11. Thread: covid-19

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    Meanwhile, the President of Israel is reading...

    Meanwhile, the President of Israel is reading wholesome bedtime stories to the country's children who are stuck at home:

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    The PM may be a dirtbag, but Rivlin has some class.
  12. I think that discussions that boil down to people...

    I think that discussions that boil down to people just using the same word differently are obviously pointless if the word isn't the real question. I.e. debating 'is socialism bad' is pointless if...
  13. Lewk, I'll bite. I think a lot of debates revolve...

    Lewk, I'll bite. I think a lot of debates revolve around semantics - not that they are unimportant, but that they require a common set of agreed terms to appropriately discuss the underlying issue....
  14. This has been an extremely challenging week for...

    This has been an extremely challenging week for me and my wife. Our daycare closed but both of our companies are still functioning, and balancing it has been very hard. My wife's office officially...
  15. Thread: covid-19

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    An interesting read: ...

    An interesting read:

    https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/

    I think Ioannidis is...
  16. Thread: covid-19

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    No offense, LF, but your dad sounds like a dick.

    No offense, LF, but your dad sounds like a dick.
  17. Thread: covid-19

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    I'm not sure how you get this from my post. She's...

    I'm not sure how you get this from my post. She's been implementing their emergency preparedness plan since she started knocking heads together over a week ago.
  18. Thread: Zionuts

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    Eh, I'm not convinced he's out. Gantz might be...

    Eh, I'm not convinced he's out. Gantz might be angling for a unity government because of the covid-19 crisis, and he might be willing to let Netanyahu continue leading Likud to avoid looking like...
  19. Thread: covid-19

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    My wife's company is involved in some...

    My wife's company is involved in some fast-tracked design work to get a lot of ventilators made, quickly. The time frame (though ridiculously accelerated) isn't anywhere near fast enough to handle...
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    I think the current economic crisis is distinct...

    I think the current economic crisis is distinct in kind and degree from either the Great Depression or the 2008 financial crisis. First, those were primarily financial crises - undercapitalized banks...
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    I've gotten a lot more bearish since two weeks...

    I've gotten a lot more bearish since two weeks ago. I think the panic over covid-19 is probably a bit exaggerated, but I'm starting to agree with Loki's contention in the other thread that this is...
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    I didn't like Sanders because he is a dick who...

    I didn't like Sanders because he is a dick who never gets anything done, is entirely uncompromising, and has wildly unworkable policy proposals (if we could even call them policy). I don't like...
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    That's absolutely fantastic news! Congrats on all...

    That's absolutely fantastic news! Congrats on all fronts.
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    Steely, I'm going to respond in detail, but a...

    Steely, I'm going to respond in detail, but a preface: I think that income inequality is a problem, and that part of the solution is going to be increased redistribution of income (and, in some...
  25. Thread: covid-19

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    Trump is an idiot and completely incapable of...

    Trump is an idiot and completely incapable of making a coherent point, but I actually think the criticism of him on this one is mistargeted. The issue isn't what he was trying to say, the issue is...
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