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2020-08-07 3:38:11 PM  
Atlanta is not in Cherokee county, but I guess "A ways north of Atlanta In-Person School Update" was too long?
 
2020-08-07 3:58:25 PM  
Every single bit of evidence points towards in-person school openings being a terrible idea.

In much the same way that every shred of evidence told us Trump was an incompetent buffoon and con man.

But, like true Americans, we gave it a shot anyway!
 
2020-08-07 4:06:28 PM  
Seven with one blow?
 
2020-08-07 4:08:05 PM  
well no farking shiat. this was obviously going to happen because you guys can not follow simple instructions.

wear a farking mask for 2 weeks and this ends. like everywhere else in the world.

your annoyed neighbor
 
2020-08-07 4:09:52 PM  

Murflette: Seven with one blow?


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2020-08-07 4:11:27 PM  
Yes, Cherokee County! Please make my bumblefark backwards county look less ridiculous. Can you guys go on Buzzfeed and TMZ too?
 
2020-08-07 4:12:30 PM  
Why were students not tested prior to starting school?  Or were they and they were infected in between?
 
2020-08-07 4:13:40 PM  
If only someone had seen this coming.
 
2020-08-07 4:16:53 PM  
Yeah, FL is about to do the same (unless the lawsuit by the teacher's union stops it).

DeathSantos is itching to up his death-cult game. The next two months are going to be awful for parents and teachers.
 
2020-08-07 4:21:29 PM  
They were warned.
 
2020-08-07 4:25:51 PM  
This can't be the only county having this outcome.  Are other counties just not reporting?  or not following any protocol at all?
 
2020-08-07 4:26:55 PM  
Point of order: Cherokee (and the article before in Paulding), are the two of the three right wing counties in the immediate Metro ATL area (Forsyth being the third).

Schools are run by the county (some instances the city) and not statewide. So the Atlanta public schools, Fulton County schools, Gwinnett County schools, etc. can make their own decisions as to have F2F, online, hybrid, etc. The Trump loving counties are more prone to do a reopen in order to show fealty to their leader and get burned in the process.
 
2020-08-07 4:27:45 PM  

dbaggins: This can't be the only county having this outcome.  Are other counties just not reporting?  or not following any protocol at all?


Paulding County: not following any protocol at all

Or are they following the Goebbels protocol?
 
2020-08-07 4:28:30 PM  

forteblast: Atlanta is not in Cherokee county, but I guess "A ways north of Atlanta In-Person School Update" was too long?


Speaking as a native of metro-Atlanta, this is 100% our fault.

Every person I've met on a flight who lives within 100 miles of the airport answers "Atlanta" when asked where they're from. I know this because I follow it with, "Me to, which part?" they usually come back with "Bremen," "Douglasville," "InsertNameofSuburbOrMaybeEvenNotASubu​rbHere."

I have yet to hear someone reply any of the Atlanta neighborhoods. If they live in one of those, they typically lead with that. Same for Decatur residents.
 
2020-08-07 4:31:23 PM  
...AND NOW ITS 8.
 
2020-08-07 4:32:13 PM  
The Internet, stupid. Use it.
 
2020-08-07 4:32:43 PM  
I'm starting to think that the reported case numbers are not as accurate since the WH took over for the CDC...
 
2020-08-07 4:33:14 PM  

moos: forteblast: Atlanta is not in Cherokee county, but I guess "A ways north of Atlanta In-Person School Update" was too long?

Speaking as a native of metro-Atlanta, this is 100% our fault.

Every person I've met on a flight who lives within 100 miles of the airport answers "Atlanta" when asked where they're from. I know this because I follow it with, "Me to, which part?" they usually come back with "Bremen," "Douglasville," "InsertNameofSuburbOrMaybeEvenNotASubu​rbHere."

I have yet to hear someone reply any of the Atlanta neighborhoods. If they live in one of those, they typically lead with that. Same for Decatur residents.


I agree. It is often easier to say I'm from Atlanta than explain the metro area. FFS, I've heard I'm from Atlanta from someone who lives in Dalton.
 
2020-08-07 4:33:54 PM  
I checked. Georgia has an insane number of counties.

The Atlanta area alone has two, Fulton and DeKalb, while the Third District has 7 or 8. Georgia Counties are little more than jumped up townships, apparently.

Those County names I know from my genealogy. I have surprising numbers of people in the States between Maryland and Florida, over-flow from more Northerly colonies, plus lots of penal colonies and political.

I don't know even. Oh, well I wish my Southern cousins lots of luck. Being as dumb as they are, they are going to need it. Some of my Northern cousins are none too bright. The Appalachians run nearly as far as Florida and Newfoundland. Must be something in the water pouring off those mountain top mines.
 
2020-08-07 4:36:47 PM  

brantgoose: I checked. Georgia has an insane number of counties.

The Atlanta area alone has two, Fulton and DeKalb, while the Third District has 7 or 8. Georgia Counties are little more than jumped up townships, apparently.

Those County names I know from my genealogy. I have surprising numbers of people in the States between Maryland and Florida, over-flow from more Northerly colonies, plus lots of penal colonies and political.

I don't know even. Oh, well I wish my Southern cousins lots of luck. Being as dumb as they are, they are going to need it. Some of my Northern cousins are none too bright. The Appalachians run nearly as far as Florida and Newfoundland. Must be something in the water pouring off those mountain top mines.


The Atlanta Metro area is made up of 29 counties, lol.
 
2020-08-07 4:36:51 PM  
I did find Cherokee County. It is in district one, past Cobb County, another sort of Atlanta adjacent county in North Georgia.

How are my Land Squid buddies doing? I wonder. I'd love to see how their world reacts to the China Covid Commie threat.
 
2020-08-07 4:38:10 PM  

freitasm: The Internet, stupid. Use it.


Karen on Facebook has assured me that the pandemic is just a Democrat hoax to trick us into surrendering our freedoms.
 
2020-08-07 4:39:44 PM  
Subby here.  A couple things:

1 - In between the time I submitted this and it got posted, the count went to eight schools:  https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/loc​a​l_news/bigstory/eight-cherokee-schools​-now-affected-by-covid-19-quarantines/​article_b401bb0e-d807-11ea-9411-ef379b​9f579e.html

2 - There are a few reasons I'm posting news for Cherokee County (CC) and not Atlanta Public Schools (APS) proper.  First, CC is Atlanta Metro Area. Second, it was one of the first of two school districts in the ATL Metro area to open.  Finally, I had already been tracking confirmed cases as I live in the county.  (See graph below, if interested.  My prediction is that in another week or two the count will start to really accelerate.  But I hope I'm wrong.)

3 - Finally, I am not anti-in-person schooling.  There are enough center and left of center organizations calling for in-person schooling that I do not see this as a political thing.  My concern is that CC (like many districts) is requiring students to wear masks. Faculty and staff have to, but students do not.  Seems like a big mistake.

If these updates are annoying I can stop.  Just thought it'd be interesting to see a consistent story line of "progress" given how contentious the topic is.

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2020-08-07 4:40:24 PM  
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!
HAW HAW!
Right-wingers favorite saying.
 
2020-08-07 4:43:32 PM  

moos: forteblast: Atlanta is not in Cherokee county, but I guess "A ways north of Atlanta In-Person School Update" was too long?

Speaking as a native of metro-Atlanta, this is 100% our fault.

Every person I've met on a flight who lives within 100 miles of the airport answers "Atlanta" when asked where they're from. I know this because I follow it with, "Me to, which part?" they usually come back with "Bremen," "Douglasville," "InsertNameofSuburbOrMaybeEvenNotASubu​rbHere."

I have yet to hear someone reply any of the Atlanta neighborhoods. If they live in one of those, they typically lead with that. Same for Decatur residents.


I think its because Atlanta proper is relatively small in pure population (523,738 as of 2020) but a metro area of 5.803 million. Not too many people from outside GA would know about the cities of Sandy Springs, Marietta, Roswell, etc., but would definitely know Atlanta, so it's just easier to say "Atlanta" when asked.

e.g., Buckhead sounds like a backwoods place in the sticks to someone unfamiliar with ATL/GA.
 
2020-08-07 4:43:38 PM  

vestona22: Subby here.  A couple things:

1 - In between the time I submitted this and it got posted, the count went to eight schools:  https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/loca​l_news/bigstory/eight-cherokee-schools​-now-affected-by-covid-19-quarantines/​article_b401bb0e-d807-11ea-9411-ef379b​9f579e.html

2 - There are a few reasons I'm posting news for Cherokee County (CC) and not Atlanta Public Schools (APS) proper.  First, CC is Atlanta Metro Area. Second, it was one of the first of two school districts in the ATL Metro area to open.  Finally, I had already been tracking confirmed cases as I live in the county.  (See graph below, if interested.  My prediction is that in another week or two the count will start to really accelerate.  But I hope I'm wrong.)

3 - Finally, I am not anti-in-person schooling.  There are enough center and left of center organizations calling for in-person schooling that I do not see this as a political thing.  My concern is that CC (like many districts) is requiring students to wear masks. Faculty and staff have to, but students do not.  Seems like a big mistake.

If these updates are annoying I can stop.  Just thought it'd be interesting to see a consistent story line of "progress" given how contentious the topic is.

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Here is Paulding County, One west of Cobb for all you Non-Georgians. From Johns Hopkins:

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2020-08-07 4:45:27 PM  
I had a look. Looks like the Squidbillies have some Trucker hats that are Covid-ready, but have not responded to the Covid Crisis. No doubt this is because it is a human Coronavirus and not a Squid Coronavirus.

All the same, a lot of their friends and neighbours and close personal frenemies must by a-lying, a-denying and a-dying by now.
 
2020-08-07 4:49:10 PM  
Kids in Georgia schools are testing positive for covid-19. How can this be? Trump said that kids are immune from the virus. Oh well, it is what it is.
 
2020-08-07 4:49:26 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: ...AND NOW ITS 8.


SOON
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2020-08-07 4:49:39 PM  

reveal101: I'm starting to think that the reported case numbers are not as accurate since the WH took over for the CDC...


Yeah, never thought I'd get to the point were I'd trust the Chinese data only slightly less than that of my own government. Thanks, Drumpf.
 
2020-08-07 4:49:46 PM  

vestona22: Subby here.  A couple things:


3 - Finally, I am not anti-in-person schooling.  There are enough center and left of center organizations calling for in-person schooling that I do not see this as a political thing.  My concern is that CC (like many districts) is requiring students to wear masks. Faculty and staff have to, but students do not.  Seems like a big mistake.


Correction:

CC is NOT requiring students to wear masks..  Sorry for the typo.
 
2020-08-07 4:52:32 PM  
For the safety of the country we need to wall off Atlanta and nuke the place.  Too many skinjobs, and the people of atlanta don't seem to want to fight the skinjobs.  Skinjob sympathizers are just as bad as skinjobs.
 
2020-08-07 4:53:06 PM  

PTP_Professor: brantgoose: I checked. Georgia has an insane number of counties.

The Atlanta area alone has two, Fulton and DeKalb, while the Third District has 7 or 8. Georgia Counties are little more than jumped up townships, apparently.

Those County names I know from my genealogy. I have surprising numbers of people in the States between Maryland and Florida, over-flow from more Northerly colonies, plus lots of penal colonies and political.

I don't know even. Oh, well I wish my Southern cousins lots of luck. Being as dumb as they are, they are going to need it. Some of my Northern cousins are none too bright. The Appalachians run nearly as far as Florida and Newfoundland. Must be something in the water pouring off those mountain top mines.

The Atlanta Metro area is made up of 29 counties, lol.


Technically, yes. Practically? Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, obviously. Forsyth, Cherokee, Coweta - much as I wouldn't claim them, yes. Paulding, Fayette, Barrow? Borderline, but I'll allow it.

Someone from Carroll or Bartow? Forget it, you're closer to a different state than you are to downtown ATL.
 
2020-08-07 4:53:22 PM  

dbaggins: This can't be the only county having this outcome.  Are other counties just not reporting?  or not following any protocol at all?


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2020-08-07 5:10:16 PM  
I mean, the state has hundred of counties and all we are hearing about is Cherokee.
 
2020-08-07 5:19:33 PM  

dbaggins: I mean, the state has hundred of counties and all we are hearing about is Cherokee.


Only 159, and we've only heard about Paulding and Cherokee.

I'm in Cobb (Between Cherokee and Atlanta).  We start in a week and a half with 100% virtual.

APS starts a week after that.

/A friend years ago was hired to work in Macon, which was described as a 'suburb of Atlanta'.
 
2020-08-07 5:31:03 PM  

SpaceyCat: Why were students not tested prior to starting school?  Or were they and they were infected in between?


Tested? We don't have that kind of money! Who the fark do you think we are, the richest country in the world or something?
 
2020-08-07 5:39:46 PM  
First smallpox blankets, now COVID schools.

Don't trust whitey. Lord loves a working man. See a doctor and get rid of it.
 
2020-08-07 5:41:08 PM  

JAGChem82: moos: forteblast: Atlanta is not in Cherokee county, but I guess "A ways north of Atlanta In-Person School Update" was too long?

Speaking as a native of metro-Atlanta, this is 100% our fault.

Every person I've met on a flight who lives within 100 miles of the airport answers "Atlanta" when asked where they're from. I know this because I follow it with, "Me to, which part?" they usually come back with "Bremen," "Douglasville," "InsertNameofSuburbOrMaybeEvenNotASubu​rbHere."

I have yet to hear someone reply any of the Atlanta neighborhoods. If they live in one of those, they typically lead with that. Same for Decatur residents.

I think its because Atlanta proper is relatively small in pure population (523,738 as of 2020) but a metro area of 5.803 million. Not too many people from outside GA would know about the cities of Sandy Springs, Marietta, Roswell, etc., but would definitely know Atlanta, so it's just easier to say "Atlanta" when asked.

e.g., Buckhead sounds like a backwoods place in the sticks to someone unfamiliar with ATL/GA.


It reminds me of SNL spoofing The Real World back in the 90's, with Mike Meyers playing Brian from Dublin. Who then proceeds to break down crying, saying he's not *really* from Dublin, but a small town outside called Beallyneally.

/sorry for the threadjack
 
2020-08-07 5:43:22 PM  
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/ suggests that the past suggests one possible future

// I don't know tech stuff

/// nuke it from orbit
 
2020-08-07 5:44:14 PM  
Seems to be working exactly as intended.  Somebody tests positive, some people are quarantined, everybody else carries o .

Were you thinking a positive test is the same thing as somebody dying?

I guess I can see how you'd be upset in that case. But that isn't how the virus works
 
2020-08-07 5:53:48 PM  
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"Seven schools in the first week, man"
 
2020-08-07 5:58:21 PM  

Wolfen067: Yeah, FL is about to do the same (unless the lawsuit by the teacher's union stops it).

DeathSantos is itching to up his death-cult game. The next two months are going to be awful for parents and teachers.


CNN reported NY is opening schools , so what changed their minds?
 
2020-08-07 6:01:47 PM  
Every single Republican is a farking moron and should be shot
 
2020-08-07 6:05:29 PM  
ELEVEN Schools now.....   It was five yesterday.  Seven this AM.  Eight an hour or two ago.  Now it's ELEVEN.

IT'S GONE TO ELEVEN!
 
2020-08-07 6:11:16 PM  
It says eleven, not seven
 
2020-08-07 6:13:06 PM  
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2020-08-07 6:14:01 PM  

ransack.: It says eleven, not seven


It was seven when originally submitted.  It's climbed to eleven in the last few hours.
 
2020-08-07 6:19:42 PM  
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2020-08-07 6:25:39 PM  
Clearly, the answer is to divert funding from disease-ridden public schools to private religious charters.

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