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(CNN)   The rich are just like all the rest, quarantining ourselves in our private compounds or on our ranches, all of us getting food hand delivered from big cities. Covid-19 is just a big equalizer   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-04-05 11:55:28 PM  
i have a list of the 10 richest around here...
 
2020-04-06 12:00:46 AM  
some_beer_drinker: i have a list of the 10 richest around here...

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I picture this....
 
2020-04-06 12:12:05 AM  
Better tell them not to hold a costume party.
 
2020-04-06 1:53:12 AM  
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2020-04-06 4:00:36 AM  
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2020-04-06 5:33:46 AM  
Yes. They have more money.
 
2020-04-06 5:41:58 AM  

some_beer_drinker: i have a list of the 10 richest around here...


why would you have this ?
 
2020-04-06 5:46:28 AM  
That's life.
 
2020-04-06 5:49:18 AM  

some_beer_drinker: i have a list of the 10 richest around here...


Forbes-like typing detected.
 
2020-04-06 5:57:22 AM  
The proper rich are quarantining on yachts or private islands.
 
2020-04-06 5:58:47 AM  
Must be rough holed up on their island retreats, spacious mansions.  Of course most of them have these massive kitchen, but no staff to cook......
 
2020-04-06 5:59:55 AM  

SwiftFox: That's life.


User name checks out.
 
2020-04-06 6:04:11 AM  
The difference in COVID risk between middle class and super rich is less than the difference between the working poor and middle class. Most middle class can still choose to isolate during this phase of the outbreak; the poor who are still working lack that luxury, and the poor who can't still work will be even worse off as evictions ramp up.
 
2020-04-06 6:20:45 AM  
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2020-04-06 6:22:11 AM  

basemetal: Of course most of them have these massive kitchen, but no staff to cook......


These are the very rich. They have cooking staff to cook their cooking staff.
 
2020-04-06 6:24:47 AM  

holdmybones: basemetal: Of course most of them have these massive kitchen, but no staff to cook......

These are the very rich. They have cooking staff to cook their cooking staff.


And now I want a pouched egg with a touch of beluga.
 
2020-04-06 6:25:20 AM  
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2020-04-06 6:27:06 AM  

T Baggins: The difference in COVID risk between middle class and super rich is less than the difference between the working poor and middle class. Most middle class can still choose to isolate during this phase of the outbreak; the poor who are still working lack that luxury, and the poor who can't still work will be even worse off as evictions ramp up.


What middle-class? Aren't like 80% of US workers living paycheque to paycheque?
 
2020-04-06 6:31:31 AM  
They're just like us except better marbled.
 
2020-04-06 6:32:00 AM  

Shaggy_C: The proper rich are quarantining on yachts or private islands.


Which are serviced regularly by armies of cooks, cleaners, maintenance, mechanics.

Its not like they change the generaators diesel filter in the fuel line themselves. That "quarantine" just keeps the indentured servant just out of sight.
 
2020-04-06 6:40:17 AM  

basemetal: Must be rough holed up on their island retreats, spacious mansions.  Of course most of them have these massive kitchen, but no staff to cook......


No staff to cook? Hannibal Lecter must be disappointed.
 
2020-04-06 6:43:49 AM  

Creidiki: Shaggy_C: The proper rich are quarantining on yachts or private islands.

Which are serviced regularly by armies of cooks, cleaners, maintenance, mechanics.

Its not like they change the generaators diesel filter in the fuel line themselves. That "quarantine" just keeps the indentured servant just out of sight.


Because the rich are also cheapskates, and would rather hire immigrants or people so desperate that
they will work for table scraps than hire someone that they also can't look down on..And then they will
pat themselves on the back for hiring these people, because now, "At least they have something"..
 
2020-04-06 6:44:02 AM  

Creidiki: Which are serviced regularly by armies of cooks, cleaners, maintenance, mechanics.

Its not like they change the generaators diesel filter in the fuel line themselves. That "quarantine" just keeps the indentured servant just out of sight.


It's a bit like the "Masque of the Red Death," isn't it? While they can enjoy the swimming pool at their private villa day in and day out, at some point they still have to have a connection with society. Their servants are down at the pier to pick up supplies from the mainland, interacting with the guy on the boat, who yesterday was unknowingly infected by a wayward cough from someone at the store. It might not get to them right away, but it will get there.
 
2020-04-06 6:45:46 AM  

T Baggins: The difference in COVID risk between middle class and super rich is less than the difference between the working poor and middle class. Most middle class can still choose to isolate during this phase of the outbreak; the poor who are still working lack that luxury, and the poor who can't still work will be even worse off as evictions ramp up.


Yeah, this will be bad. I'm lucky, or unlucky enough to be lower class, and still an essential employee. So at the very least I still have a job and a paycheck. But I drive past a huge strip mall every day with almost no cars in the parking lot, when usually it's teaming. The only stores still open are grocery stores and the pet store. That's a shiatload of lost jobs, and lost income.

I'm just waiting for the looting and burglaries to start. Once people have no money, because they have no jobs, it'll happen. I just really hope they aren't denying unemployment filings for any reason; there's no reason to deny them right now. If people are asking for the money, give it to them.

The $1200 isn't going to help, that's a month and a half of rent where I live. In major cities, that'll get you two thirds of a month, if that. I really don't care for hyperbole, but if people can't afford housing or food, there probably will be blood in the streets. And it's not because people don't want to work, it's because people no longer have jobs, because their employers can't serve their customers.

It's a big shiat sandwich, and we're all going to have to take a bite. I just really hope the sandwich isn't too big, and there's enough of us to just take a small bite.
 
2020-04-06 6:54:19 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Because the rich are also cheapskates, and would rather hire immigrants or people so desperate that
they will work for table scraps than hire someone that they also can't look down on..


Shaggy_C: Their servants are down at the pier to pick up supplies from the mainland,


Will the servants have medical care? Can they miss a single day of work because they have symptoms? Yeah Its coming for them alright.

Vern: I'm just waiting for the looting and burglaries to start.


Any society is 3-9 missed meals away from total anarchy and what does the money buy then?
 
2020-04-06 7:03:07 AM  

Creidiki: Shaggy_C: Their servants are down at the pier to pick up supplies from the mainland,


Will the servants have medical care? Can they miss a single day of work because they have symptoms? Yeah Its coming for them alright.


I don't think too many private islands or yachts have dedicated ICUs with respirators. Being far away from civilisation may actually be the worst place to be in that scenario. Unless, of course, you can have the boat captain bring the yacht to a major city and then you have your private helicopter land you on top of a top-tier hospital...Hmm...
 
2020-04-06 7:11:18 AM  
The rich better hope this situation doesn't get much worse.  If anything, this national emergency has exposed the weaknesses within our low-regulated capitalism with minimal social safety net.

If we go into another depression, there'll be a wave of socialist sympathy that'll make the 1920's look like a picnic.
 
2020-04-06 7:22:44 AM  
Shaggy_C:

It's a bit like the "Masque of the Red Death," isn't it? While they can enjoy the swimming pool at their private villa day in and day out, at some point they still have to have a connection with society. Their servants are down at the pier to pick up supplies from the mainland, interacting with the guy on the boat, who yesterday was unknowingly infected by a wayward cough from someone at the store. It might not get to them right away, but it will get there.

Sadly, we only wish there'll be as lovely a crescendo as in the Masque of the Red Death.

Instead, everything will likely go back to normal, because the status quo is much easier than making a change.
 
2020-04-06 7:30:09 AM  

Shaggy_C: Creidiki: Which are serviced regularly by armies of cooks, cleaners, maintenance, mechanics.

Its not like they change the generaators diesel filter in the fuel line themselves. That "quarantine" just keeps the indentured servant just out of sight.

It's a bit like the "Masque of the Red Death," isn't it? While they can enjoy the swimming pool at their private villa day in and day out, at some point they still have to have a connection with society. Their servants are down at the pier to pick up supplies from the mainland, interacting with the guy on the boat, who yesterday was unknowingly infected by a wayward cough from someone at the store. It might not get to them right away, but it will get there.


I don't have to run faster than the bear Covid-19, I just have to run faster than you.

By the time the rich and/or really socially distant/careful get it, the curve should be on the downturn,  the pressure on the hospitals should have eased up, more equipment is available, more learning and experience, more available medical staff.
And who knows, maybe by then they'd have found a vaccine or cure.
 
2020-04-06 7:34:57 AM  
Is this two minutes' hate really necessary right now?
 
2020-04-06 7:36:26 AM  
The "We'll be safe while the rest of the world burns" delusion never comes true - not for the rich, not for the rural and isolated - not for anybody.
 
2020-04-06 7:36:50 AM  

T Baggins: The difference in COVID risk between middle class and super rich is less than the difference between the working poor and middle class. Most middle class can still choose to isolate during this phase of the outbreak; the poor who are still working lack that luxury, and the poor who can't still work will be even worse off as evictions ramp up.


Super rich can isolate in a space larger than a city block, and have the power to declare their staff essential, so they still don't have to clean up after themselves.  Middle class are eyeballing Timmy's college fund.
 
2020-04-06 7:38:08 AM  

Millennium: Is this two minutes' hate really necessary right now?


Trump gets his soap box every day - are the people not allowed to speak?
Or are you calling for "civility", whatever the hell that would mean in the current context?
 
2020-04-06 7:38:12 AM  

basemetal: Must be rough holed up on their island retreats, spacious mansions.  Of course most of them have these massive kitchen, but no staff to cook......


Sincerely doubt they have trouble with finding people they trust to continue working.
 
2020-04-06 7:41:22 AM  

holdmybones: They have cooking staff to cook their cooking staff.

And thus the mystery of brad is solved.
 
2020-04-06 7:42:45 AM  

Creidiki: Mr. Shabooboo: Because the rich are also cheapskates, and would rather hire immigrants or people so desperate that
they will work for table scraps than hire someone that they also can't look down on..

Shaggy_C: Their servants are down at the pier to pick up supplies from the mainland,

Will the servants have medical care? Can they miss a single day of work because they have symptoms? Yeah Its coming for them alright.

Vern: I'm just waiting for the looting and burglaries to start.

Any society is 3-9 missed meals away from total anarchy and what does the money buy then?


Honest answer?
Money buys a lot of armed security.
Have you not been watching the Mexican Cartel shows/movies?
 
2020-04-06 7:43:06 AM  
The wealthy have often entertained the illusion that they could hide somewhere safe while the world burns - historically, it's a proven delusion.
What troubles me is that there are working class people who try to argue that the silly, toxic delusion is true.
Why would any one who is not a foolish, rich pig WANT it to be true?
Why would they argue for that?
I guess these are the temporarily embarrassed millionaires that populate our trailer parks, and vote for Trump*.
 
2020-04-06 7:44:28 AM  
Vanity, vanity..............all is vanity.
 
2020-04-06 8:16:07 AM  

jso2897: Millennium: Is this two minutes' hate really necessary right now?

Trump gets his soap box every day - are the people not allowed to speak?
Or are you calling for "civility", whatever the hell that would mean in the current context?


Civility means not criticizing Trump ever.

Humility means accepting abuse from Trump always.

Anyone who doesn't do that is a Deep State Hilary Soros liberal.
 
2020-04-06 8:17:24 AM  
I have to tell you that it is really hard for the very rich right now.

Beautiful bikini girls to lounge around my pool have become scarce.

No one to stir my olives 2.5 times around my martini.

And the women in my dungeon are not very cooperative either.

Roughing it has become hard.
 
2020-04-06 8:17:35 AM  

Millennium: Is this two minutes' hate really necessary right now?


Yes. Much of the pain we are feeling right now is a direct result of the policies these people bought. They deserve all the hate they get and more.
 
2020-04-06 8:22:06 AM  

MagicChicken: Shaggy_C:

It's a bit like the "Masque of the Red Death," isn't it? While they can enjoy the swimming pool at their private villa day in and day out, at some point they still have to have a connection with society. Their servants are down at the pier to pick up supplies from the mainland, interacting with the guy on the boat, who yesterday was unknowingly infected by a wayward cough from someone at the store. It might not get to them right away, but it will get there.

Sadly, we only wish there'll be as lovely a crescendo as in the Masque of the Red Death.

Instead, everything will likely go back to normal, because the status quo is much easier than making a change.


Easier for whom?

At some tipping point, numbers and desperation trump money and pull. Ignore that tipping point and be prepared to go on a date with Madame Guillotine.  Even that radical commie rag Financial Times is now calling for UBI and a wealth tax.
 
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2020-04-06 8:39:32 AM  

Resident Muslim: Shaggy_C: Creidiki: Which are serviced regularly by armies of cooks, cleaners, maintenance, mechanics.

Its not like they change the generaators diesel filter in the fuel line themselves. That "quarantine" just keeps the indentured servant just out of sight.

It's a bit like the "Masque of the Red Death," isn't it? While they can enjoy the swimming pool at their private villa day in and day out, at some point they still have to have a connection with society. Their servants are down at the pier to pick up supplies from the mainland, interacting with the guy on the boat, who yesterday was unknowingly infected by a wayward cough from someone at the store. It might not get to them right away, but it will get there.

I don't have to run faster than the bear Covid-19, I just have to run faster than you.

By the time the rich and/or really socially distant/careful get it, the curve should be on the downturn,  the pressure on the hospitals should have eased up, more equipment is available, more learning and experience, more available medical staff.
And who knows, maybe by then they'd have found a vaccine or cure.


That is essentially my game plan. Yeah, exposed as all hell (fixed SS income, Sec. 8 Housing, disabilities). If SS or HUD go tits up then we have problems. But I stocked up on food and most cleaning supplies, and the plan is to ride it out like hermits* as long as possible until we can actually get non-triaged treatment (we would both be low priority).

* LOLOLOLOL, hermits in a one-building, crowded, senior complex with a disproportionate number of Denier ("Its a cold") and Trumper ("Democrat hoax") types. Plus filthy elderly types who brought their Old Country spitting-on-everything habits with them.
 
2020-04-06 8:41:42 AM  

stlbluez: some_beer_drinker: i have a list of the 10 richest around here...

why would you have this ?


He's following the Aerosmith diet plan.
 
2020-04-06 8:48:07 AM  
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2020-04-06 8:58:37 AM  

Harlee: Resident Muslim: Shaggy_C: Creidiki: Which are serviced regularly by armies of cooks, cleaners, maintenance, mechanics.

Its not like they change the generaators diesel filter in the fuel line themselves. That "quarantine" just keeps the indentured servant just out of sight.

It's a bit like the "Masque of the Red Death," isn't it? While they can enjoy the swimming pool at their private villa day in and day out, at some point they still have to have a connection with society. Their servants are down at the pier to pick up supplies from the mainland, interacting with the guy on the boat, who yesterday was unknowingly infected by a wayward cough from someone at the store. It might not get to them right away, but it will get there.

I don't have to run faster than the bear Covid-19, I just have to run faster than you.

By the time the rich and/or really socially distant/careful get it, the curve should be on the downturn,  the pressure on the hospitals should have eased up, more equipment is available, more learning and experience, more available medical staff.
And who knows, maybe by then they'd have found a vaccine or cure.

That is essentially my game plan. Yeah, exposed as all hell (fixed SS income, Sec. 8 Housing, disabilities). If SS or HUD go tits up then we have problems. But I stocked up on food and most cleaning supplies, and the plan is to ride it out like hermits* as long as possible until we can actually get non-triaged treatment (we would both be low priority).

* LOLOLOLOL, hermits in a one-building, crowded, senior complex with a disproportionate number of Denier ("Its a cold") and Trumper ("Democrat hoax") types. Plus filthy elderly types who brought their Old Country spitting-on-everything habits with them.


Stay safe.
You are doing the right thing.

Busy building, sure, just make sure whatever passes YOUR doorstep is sterilized.
 
2020-04-06 9:09:47 AM  
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2020-04-06 9:11:24 AM  

adj_m: T Baggins: The difference in COVID risk between middle class and super rich is less than the difference between the working poor and middle class. Most middle class can still choose to isolate during this phase of the outbreak; the poor who are still working lack that luxury, and the poor who can't still work will be even worse off as evictions ramp up.

What middle-class? Aren't like 80% of US workers living paycheque to paycheque?


This is quite old, long before covid-19 was on anyone's radar. So, like a year ago, during the best economy ever:

Nearly six out of 10 Americans live paycheck to paycheck
Four out of ten adults in the U.S. would struggle to come up with $400 in cash for an unexpected emergency
17% of adults expect to forgo payment on some of their bills
Only 49% of U.S. adults have rainy-day funds
7 out of 10 Americans have less than $1,000 in savings
 
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