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2020-06-28 10:36:22 AM  
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2020-06-28 10:40:10 AM  
Pesant lives don't have any value. The market does.
 
2020-06-28 10:44:38 AM  
We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.
 
2020-06-28 10:46:24 AM  
Still distressingly relevant:

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2020-06-28 10:48:15 AM  

smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.



Gosh, if only there were a better way to have handled this.

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2020-06-28 10:49:32 AM  

smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.


DIE FOR THE DOW!
 
2020-06-28 10:50:32 AM  

12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!


Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?
 
2020-06-28 10:51:14 AM  

12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!


Most of the ones screaming about the economy are the ones least impacted by it in my observation.
 
2020-06-28 10:53:13 AM  
I just want to say it's pretty damn good living in Western Australia.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-2​7​/wa-coronavirus-phase-four-saturday-up​date/12400086
 
2020-06-28 10:55:27 AM  
Those that demand we reopen should volunteer, not to be treated when they come down with Covid-19. You know, for the economy.
 
2020-06-28 10:57:33 AM  

ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?


Those Peruvians are so grateful that stocks are riding high for wealthy Americans.
 
2020-06-28 10:57:39 AM  

ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?


You can't shut down farmers in any case.
 
2020-06-28 10:57:48 AM  

smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.



There is an upside to any disaster.  It thins out the herd.  Only the smart and strong survive.

**looks at red states**

Like I said - an upside.
 
2020-06-28 11:01:00 AM  

jaytkay: ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?

Those Peruvians are so grateful that stocks are riding high for wealthy Americans.


That's not at all what I said. I said, what would you say to a poor Peruvian or Ecuadoran who needs to support his family, but Liberal Yanquis are telling him "stay inside and work from home" (hint: most poor people around the world can't work from home and their government has no safety net)


Oh and by the way, most countries would be grateful that the American consumer is consuming again (just don't allow Americans to come to your country), considering that we buy from those countries.
 
2020-06-28 11:02:16 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?

You can't shut down farmers in any case.


...and many poor people in poor countries are...


And farms in poor countries are highly ________ (mechanized/manual)

/it's as if people who live in ivory towers don't get how the real world works
//not saying you because you get farms can't close, just people who say that omg why can't everyone just stay home is clueless
 
2020-06-28 11:03:16 AM  

ColonelCathcart: jaytkay: ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?

Those Peruvians are so grateful that stocks are riding high for wealthy Americans.

That's not at all what I said. I said, what would you say to a poor Peruvian or Ecuadoran who needs to support his family, but Liberal Yanquis are telling him "stay inside and work from home" (hint: most poor people around the world can't work from home and their government has no safety net)


Oh and by the way, most countries would be grateful that the American consumer is consuming again (just don't allow Americans to come to your country), considering that we buy from those countries.


What, exactly, are we buying from an Ecuadorian subsistence farmer?
 
2020-06-28 11:04:54 AM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: ColonelCathcart: jaytkay: ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?

Those Peruvians are so grateful that stocks are riding high for wealthy Americans.

That's not at all what I said. I said, what would you say to a poor Peruvian or Ecuadoran who needs to support his family, but Liberal Yanquis are telling him "stay inside and work from home" (hint: most poor people around the world can't work from home and their government has no safety net)


Oh and by the way, most countries would be grateful that the American consumer is consuming again (just don't allow Americans to come to your country), considering that we buy from those countries.

What, exactly, are we buying from an Ecuadorian subsistence farmer?


Bananas for starters. Lots of Ecuadorans work on banana farms (and probably tend their own parcels of land for subsistence):

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banan​a​_production_in_Ecuador
 
2020-06-28 11:05:51 AM  
10 million out of almost 8 billion. Worst pandemic game ever.
 
2020-06-28 11:06:34 AM  
After we are all dead and gone, future history books will call this The Great Dying Boogaloo II.
(New band name)
 
2020-06-28 11:09:13 AM  

Greymalkin: I just want to say it's pretty damn good living in Western Australia.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-27​/wa-coronavirus-phase-four-saturday-up​date/12400086


See, I really want to hate on you for that, but I can't.  You guys managed to have a cohesive, functional response, and deserve the rewards.  Sooner or later some of our plague rats are going to make it over there and undo it all, and I'm sorry about that.  In the meantime, enjoy your good health.
 
2020-06-28 11:11:38 AM  
Wasn't the whole point of this to lower the curve so the undersupplied hospitals could prepare? Lower the curve right?
This was never about isolating and beating the virus. The CDC said they estimated that that only %3 less overall would get it with good measures. Be clean, wash your hands, and quit being a bunch chicken pansies over a disease that likely you won't even notice that you got.
 
2020-06-28 11:28:27 AM  

ColonelCathcart: That's not at all what I said. I said, what would you say to a poor Peruvian or Ecuadoran who needs to support his family, but Liberal Yanquis are telling him "stay inside and work from home"


"Liberal Yanquis" aren't saying anything about Peru.

Have you ever considered being plain spoken and honest instead of working so hard at being disingenuous and tiresome? Seriously. Give the dipshiat act a rest. You're not entertaining or clever.
 
2020-06-28 11:28:35 AM  

Albinoman: Wasn't the whole point of this to lower the curve so the undersupplied hospitals could prepare? Lower the curve right?
This was never about isolating and beating the virus. The CDC said they estimated that that only %3 less overall would get it with good measures. Be clean, wash your hands, and quit being a bunch chicken pansies over a disease that likely you won't even notice that you got.


This post reads like part 1 of the karmic catharsis meme in which we later find out you died of COVID-19.
 
2020-06-28 11:30:04 AM  

Albinoman: Wasn't the whole point of this to lower the curve so the undersupplied hospitals could prepare? Lower the curve right?
This was never about isolating and beating the virus. The CDC said they estimated that that only %3 less overall would get it with good measures. Be clean, wash your hands, and quit being a bunch chicken pansies over a disease that likely you won't even notice that you got.


That's what they're doing. I'll use California as an example so it doesn't get the "trump" treatment.  They had plenty of hospital room, so they reopened a lot. Then it looked like they might get overwhelmed, so they closed a little bit again. Titrate it to the hospital beds availability. It's not going away, even if restrictions are kept forever, so you have to just live with it.
 
2020-06-28 11:33:27 AM  

jaytkay: ColonelCathcart: That's not at all what I said. I said, what would you say to a poor Peruvian or Ecuadoran who needs to support his family, but Liberal Yanquis are telling him "stay inside and work from home"

"Liberal Yanquis" aren't saying anything about Peru.

Have you ever considered being plain spoken and honest instead of working so hard at being disingenuous and tiresome? Seriously. Give the dipshiat act a rest. You're not entertaining or clever.


Umm...here's some clueless garbage (because right now they can do all of these things) from Brookings:

2. Revisit the role of digitalization and IT in reaching scale during crises.
The role of IT was dramatically demonstrated by keeping billions connected with each other during lockdowns. But it is also highly relevant for specific development areas, including for schooling, as demonstrated by Educate! in its efforts to integrate digital learning during the crisis and beyond; by CRS in its distribution of millions of bed nets to fight malaria in Benin during the pandemic; by the Working Group for scaling in agriculture in its call for increased rural internet access; and by CGDwith its report on digitalization of social protection in South Asia as a means to support the poor during the crisis.

Because right now, when government and business income is collapsing, developing countries can magically invest in "IT" and everything will be rainbows and unicorn farts.
 
2020-06-28 11:42:57 AM  

jaytkay: Have you ever considered being plain spoken and honest instead of working so hard at being disingenuous and tiresome? Seriously. Give the dipshiat act a rest. You're not entertaining or clever.


ColonelCathcart: Copy-pasted irrelevant minutia


A simple "no" would suffice.
 
2020-06-28 11:46:29 AM  

Albinoman: Wasn't the whole point of this to lower the curve so the undersupplied hospitals could prepare? Lower the curve right?
This was never about isolating and beating the virus. The CDC said they estimated that that only %3 less overall would get it with good measures. Be clean, wash your hands, and quit being a bunch chicken pansies over a disease that likely you won't even notice that you got.


1.) The hospitals are still not equipped and the ICU beds are nearing capacity in some areas (most of the beds are non-Covid related but it doesn't matter).
2.) Testing is still difficult and not readily and freely available and results take a while.
3.) There isn't anyone or any agency enforcing any policies or directives effectively, meaning, people are choosing to ignore safe measures which is hurting everyone else.
4.) The curve was lowered, but the reopening happened far too rapidly and without real forethought or planning.
5.) Travel restrictions did not and are not being adequately managed. Any US citizen returning into the country should have been required to be put into mandatory monitored quarantine.
6.) The I ain't wearing no mask people are a problem. The effectiveness of wearing masks is debatable, but the virus does not effect everyone the same. At the very least, wear it in grocery stores and public places.
7.) People continue to not social distance and gather. Controversially, this includes the farking protestors as well and the Memorial Day Weekend folks tubing and shiat. Any and all public places of gathering should be closed.

Of course this was never about eliminating the virus and isolating it because in the US, it would be impossible without enacting martial law and farking shooting people or throwing them into a containment facility which would be a hotbed of the virus almost surely ensuring their deaths. The problem is that the primary objective was not achieved before moving on to the next objective. You cannot claim victory when you have not met the criteria.
 
2020-06-28 11:51:17 AM  

ColonelCathcart: /it's as if people who live in ivory towers don't get how the real world works//not saying you because you get farms can't close, just people who say that omg why can't everyone just stay home is clueless


Yeah, I getcha.

A lot of central American countries have regions without ambulance services. I have some friends who are trying to run a little B&B in Nicaragua, and grow some coffee beans while they are at it. They've told the surrounding farms and town that if anyone needs an ambulance, with a phone call, they will use one of their trucks to drive somebody to the hospital. For free, because as Canadians, they have the money to do it. Otherwise, everyone in the valley has to wait for the bus to town, which comes twice: "morning" and "evening" or drive themselves, which is hard to do with a heart attack or a broken wrist.

I'm guessing that COVID is awful in the rural areas. It probably feels more like being stranded at sea than anything.
 
2020-06-28 12:01:19 PM  
Live Free or and Die.
 
2020-06-28 12:03:44 PM  
FTFA: North America, Latin America and Europe each account for around 25 per cent of cases, while Asia and the Middle East have around 11 per cent and nine per cent respectively, according to the Reuters tally, which uses government reports.

♪ We missed the stats that came from Aaaaafricaaaa...♫
 
2020-06-28 12:11:21 PM  

alex10294: Albinoman: Wasn't the whole point of this to lower the curve so the undersupplied hospitals could prepare? Lower the curve right?
This was never about isolating and beating the virus. The CDC said they estimated that that only %3 less overall would get it with good measures. Be clean, wash your hands, and quit being a bunch chicken pansies over a disease that likely you won't even notice that you got.

That's what they're doing. I'll use California as an example so it doesn't get the "trump" treatment.  They had plenty of hospital room, so they reopened a lot. Then it looked like they might get overwhelmed, so they closed a little bit again. Titrate it to the hospital beds availability. It's not going away, even if restrictions are kept forever, so you have to just live with it.


I mean, that was the idea at least, lets see how we're doing.

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2020-06-28 12:41:58 PM  

ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?


LOL peruvians and farmers in ecuador arent exposed to covid, they live in rural areas with basically zero contact from city people.
 
2020-06-28 1:01:48 PM  

lolmao500: ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?

LOL peruvians and farmers in ecuador arent exposed to covid, they live in rural areas with basically zero contact from city people.


What? Are you serious? Please, do some basic research and see that COVID is in Rural areas too.
 
2020-06-28 1:04:01 PM  

orneryredguy: Greymalkin: I just want to say it's pretty damn good living in Western Australia.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-27​/wa-coronavirus-phase-four-saturday-up​date/12400086

See, I really want to hate on you for that, but I can't.  You guys managed to have a cohesive, functional response, and deserve the rewards.  Sooner or later some of our plague rats are going to make it over there and undo it all, and I'm sorry about that.  In the meantime, enjoy your good health.


I mean its not like it's an island that is about 60% desert when it cones to closing down travel.
 
2020-06-28 1:21:06 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: 10 million out of almost 8 billion. Worst pandemic game ever.


Give it time. The first million confirmed cases too about three months to accumulate. The most recent million cases took about seven days.
 
2020-06-28 2:57:23 PM  

docmattic: tinfoil-hat maggie: 10 million out of almost 8 billion. Worst pandemic game ever.

Give it time. The first million confirmed cases too about three months to accumulate. The most recent million cases took about seven days.


I saw an estimate earlier today, that if Texas doesn't slow down, half the population will be infected by sometime in Oct.

Wonder how many will get to vote....
 
2020-06-28 4:33:31 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: ColonelCathcart: jaytkay: ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?

Those Peruvians are so grateful that stocks are riding high for wealthy Americans.

That's not at all what I said. I said, what would you say to a poor Peruvian or Ecuadoran who needs to support his family, but Liberal Yanquis are telling him "stay inside and work from home" (hint: most poor people around the world can't work from home and their government has no safety net)


Oh and by the way, most countries would be grateful that the American consumer is consuming again (just don't allow Americans to come to your country), considering that we buy from those countries.

What, exactly, are we buying from an Ecuadorian subsistence farmer?

Bananas for starters. Lots of Ecuadorans work on banana farms (and probably tend their own parcels of land for subsistence):

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana​_production_in_Ecuador


So it sounds like Banana jobs in Ecuador don't pay enough to support survival and we should stop buying them.

"In 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that 2.7% of children aged 5 to 14 are working children and that 71% of them continue to be engaged in child labor in the agricultural sector, namely in the production of bananas"

Plus Ecuadorian bananas are using child labor. Another win for us.

Either way, I doubt that banana consumption was highly impacted by the lockdowns. Other than the daiquiri, I don't think there's a lot of demand for bananas at Applebee's.  Besides a banana isn't actually a luxury item They only cost like $10.
 
2020-06-28 6:32:01 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: ColonelCathcart: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: ColonelCathcart: jaytkay: ColonelCathcart: 12349876: smunns: We tried it our way and failed miserably.  Man cannot control everything.  It's time to sit back and watch nature do it's wonderful work and get life moving again.

DIE FOR THE DOW!

Difficulty: Developing poor nations (where the bulk of new cases outside the USA are) couldn't afford a shut down...

What do you say to Peruvians or subsistence farmers in Ecuador?

Those Peruvians are so grateful that stocks are riding high for wealthy Americans.

That's not at all what I said. I said, what would you say to a poor Peruvian or Ecuadoran who needs to support his family, but Liberal Yanquis are telling him "stay inside and work from home" (hint: most poor people around the world can't work from home and their government has no safety net)


Oh and by the way, most countries would be grateful that the American consumer is consuming again (just don't allow Americans to come to your country), considering that we buy from those countries.

What, exactly, are we buying from an Ecuadorian subsistence farmer?

Bananas for starters. Lots of Ecuadorans work on banana farms (and probably tend their own parcels of land for subsistence):

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana​_production_in_Ecuador

So it sounds like Banana jobs in Ecuador don't pay enough to support survival and we should stop buying them.

"In 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that 2.7% of children aged 5 to 14 are working children and that 71% of them continue to be engaged in child labor in the agricultural sector, namely in the production of bananas"

Plus Ecuadorian bananas are using child labor. Another win for us.

Either way, I doubt that banana consumption was highly impacted by the lockdowns. Other than the daiquiri, I don't think there's a lot of demand for bananas at Applebee's.  Besides a banana isn't actually a luxury item They only cost like $10.


I don't know what grocery store you shop at, but bananas at mine make up a few pallet positions on the floor worth of area.

Also, go ahead stop buying bananas if you think they're that evil.
 
2020-06-28 7:50:44 PM  
Speaking from experience, she should have just put vodka in a water bottle.
 
2020-06-28 10:28:58 PM  
Victoria Australia is clearly starting its 2nd wave.  This doesn't include the 75 new cases from today.  Notice the age breakdown.
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2020-06-29 8:28:49 AM  

DON.MAC: Victoria Australia is clearly starting its 2nd wave.  This doesn't include the 75 new cases from today.  Notice the age breakdown.
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Yep, someone forgot it's important to make sure everyone can actually understand the message.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-2​9​/coronavirus-multilingual-australia-mi​ssing-out-covid-19-info/12403510
 
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