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    BTW, I'm also criticizing myself, because I'm...

    BTW, I'm also criticizing myself, because I'm part of the Investor Class that holds stocks in ethically challenged sectors (like oil, tobacco, fast food, pharmaceuticals, etc.) because it's...
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    No, I'm saying those dollars would have been...

    No, I'm saying those dollars would have been better spent on Public Health, not just in pandemic prevention but general health initiatives.

    $5 Billion + would have gone a longer way on the front...
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    $1.2 billion to AstraZeneca $1.6 billion to...

    $1.2 billion to AstraZeneca
    $1.6 billion to Novavax
    $1.95 billion to Pfizer
    + the $300 million spent by Big Pharma on lobbyists
    + the millions of dollars given to Universities for R & D,...
  4. Thread: covid-19

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53632043 Sounds...

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53632043

    Sounds like good news. But the proof will be in the tests' accuracy.

    It would be a shame if bars and restaurants relied on flawed technology that was rolled...
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    I wonder how long it will take before the...

    I wonder how long it will take before the Investment Class takes a hit? The compartment bubble has held so far -- including reports that "the housing market" is booming -- even tho 30% of Americans...
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    Dr. Birx says the virus is widespread, and we're...

    Dr. Birx says the virus is widespread, and we're entering a new phase (where even rural communities are being hit hard, and hospitals aren't equipped.)

    Trump says the virus is under control, and...
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    Well, you hadn't posted in this thread, but I...

    Well, you hadn't posted in this thread, but I know what you meant about The Wild West (and cowboy mentality) from other threads. ;)

    I'm also wondering if this pandemic will *shock* millions of...
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    Remember when "It's the economy, stupid!" became...

    Remember when "It's the economy, stupid!" became the most prescient political meme?

    Well, now "It's the virus, stupid!" :bored:



    edit: I'd like to know how Trump's political advisors (and...
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    Even Baron Trump's private school won't have...

    Even Baron Trump's private school won't have in-person instruction in the new semester. But Trump and DeVos are screaming about opening ALL *public* schools ASAP! Maybe even diverting federal funds...
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    I have no idea how schools can re-open...

    I have no idea how schools can re-open safely....when even professional sports -- with their billions of dollars, exclusive "bubbles", daily testing with rapid results, and Union protections can't.
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    :eek: Sounds like the doomsday "preppers" in...

    :eek:

    Sounds like the doomsday "preppers" in the US -- who also have connections to far-right extremist groups that are considered domestic terrorists, and have 'infiltrated' important agencies. ...
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    Right out of the Tyrant's Textbook! I'll bet AG...

    Right out of the Tyrant's Textbook! I'll bet AG Barr is "looking into the constitutionality" of this. :bored:
  13. While trying to convince people that ALL...

    While trying to convince people that ALL mail-in-ballots are ripe for fraud. It's part of their strategy to suppress voting.

    Another flawed Trumpista GOP 'conservative' strategy is aimed at...
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    Nothing like a pandemic to highlight systemic...

    Nothing like a pandemic to highlight systemic flaws, especially our decades-long history of under-funding public services like healthcare. And how a linear/asystemic approach fails to solve complex,...
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    Anecdote: I visited Portland several years ago,...

    Anecdote: I visited Portland several years ago, and it was clear the city had a history of protests (including anarchists). That seemed to be part of the city's fabric, and no big deal. They had even...
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    I'm going with LittleFuzzy. Lewk's brain seems to...

    I'm going with LittleFuzzy. Lewk's brain seems to be fuzzy. :haha:
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    In other words, those federal agents could/might...

    In other words, those federal agents could/might (and probably will) continue to hide behind fuzzy interpretations of federal law, and not be held accountable for treating citizen protestors like...
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    For context: "If two large planes crashed...

    For context:

    "If two large planes crashed every day in the US, killing everyone on board, the nation would be despondent.

    If the US suffered a loss of life on the scale of the 9/11 attacks --...
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    Sounds pretty fucked up, but not surprising that...

    Sounds pretty fucked up, but not surprising that states are figuring out their own strategies on the fly. USA #1! :cheerleader:

    Hope you've got childcare, that's the least you should expect as a...
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    It hurts my soul that my kids can't pursue their...

    It hurts my soul that my kids can't pursue their dream jobs in food or music, because the covid-19 exposed all the flaws in the US economy.

    It also killed a part of my soul that one son in NC...
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    Our resident "teacher troll" is crime-trolling...

    Our resident "teacher troll" is crime-trolling again. :donkey:
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    Or are we just a bunch of lazy, arrogant,...

    Or are we just a bunch of lazy, arrogant, ignorant, spoiled, first-world actors who don't understand civic responsibility?
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    What are your duties, OG? Are you responsible for...

    What are your duties, OG? Are you responsible for data collection and reporting it to the State Health Dept, or something else?
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    People should pay more attention to what's...

    People should pay more attention to what's happening with the USPS and mail-in voting! grrrr
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    Yeah. AG Barr thinks the feds should DOMINATE the...

    Yeah. AG Barr thinks the feds should DOMINATE the states. Acting DHS Secretary Wolf thinks the feds should dominate THE BATTLE GROUND. They can't prosecute graffiti or trash fires, so they misuse...
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