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Defiant wrote:
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Smoove posted this a few posts up.

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This is what happens when you have no central leadership. 50 different governors running around doing their own thing. So we'll have 50 different states of this virus being dealt with in 50 different ways with 50 different results. It's going to be a complete disaster.

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Sounds a lot like our education system.

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WHO says US 'could' be next major epicenter. I like that they are soft-peddling it but I would place a bet on 'will' be next epicenter.

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If anyone watched Governor Cuomo's ~45 minute daily update today and thought, "Meh, that's a NYC problem", then I don't think anything else will convince them otherwise.

NJ is now #2 with hospital cases, but I'm betting Louisianan going to be rocketing up the rankings based on what I'm seeing.

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He's been fantastic. Taking charge and saying he's responsible for any things they decide. Much different that the fn guy that is going to kill us all.
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Smoove_B wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:01 pm
If anyone watched Governor Cuomo's ~45 minute daily update today and thought, "Meh, that's a NYC problem", then I don't think anything else will convince them otherwise.

NJ is now #2 with hospital cases, but I'm betting Louisianan going to be rocketing up the rankings based on what I'm seeing.
wait, who is #1?

I assumed NY when I read that, but then were does Washington place?

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Very Presidential.


On Governors asking for help, Trump says, "It's a two way street they have to treat us well too."

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malchior wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Very Presidential.


On Governors asking for help, Trump says, "It's a two way street they have to treat us well too."
why is that the video that supports the reported Trump quote ?

is it just me, or is that a video where Trump is saying you can't compare our data to 1918 data, etc etc - nothing about 'two way street'....
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He's been fantastic. Taking charge and saying he's responsible for any things they decide. Much different that the fn guy that is going to kill us all.
Just think - you could have had Cynthia Nixon managing this instead.

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malchior wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Very Presidential.


On Governors asking for help, Trump says, "It's a two way street they have to treat us well too."
I like how he says "Substantially under one percent" while the graphics show 600 deaths of 49,768 cases, or 1.2%

(Weirdly, the video doesn't have him saying the two way street quote.

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Unagi wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:26 pm
Smoove_B wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:01 pm
If anyone watched Governor Cuomo's ~45 minute daily update today and thought, "Meh, that's a NYC problem", then I don't think anything else will convince them otherwise.

NJ is now #2 with hospital cases, but I'm betting Louisianan going to be rocketing up the rankings based on what I'm seeing.
wait, who is #1?

I assumed NY when I read that, but then were does Washington place?
Fourth, after CA (just barely)

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

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FDA Suspends Routine Food Inspections Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Hahn said the FDA will continue to address critical for-cause inspections — those involving specific problems that have come to the FDA’s attention — and to respond to natural disasters, outbreaks, and other public health emergencies under its purview.

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And red county, but a purplish one.

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At some point I've just started figuring that there's no way Trump will get reelected, but mostly because he's going to lose a lot more people than the opposing side. Everything they're doing is raw greed at the cost of life, and without those lives they won't get their votes.
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Defiant wrote:
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malchior wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Very Presidential.


On Governors asking for help, Trump says, "It's a two way street they have to treat us well too."
I like how he says "Substantially under one percent" while the graphics show 600 deaths of 49,768 cases, or 1.2%

(Weirdly, the video doesn't have him saying the two way street quote.
It got edited down for some reason. Unfortunately it's just not in the video (anymore). It is just different Trump stupidity. Other reporting backs up that he said that.


Trump: It has to be a two-way street and governors need to treat us well also. "They can't say, Oh gee we should get this, we should get that.'" He's unhappy with Cuomo demanding more ventilators from the federal government.

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He's been fantastic. Taking charge and saying he's responsible for any things they decide. Much different that the fn guy that is going to kill us all.
Do you need to send this to your employer anonymously? :D

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Thanks, I certainly don't think he didn't say it, I just wanted to share the video clip of him saying it, and it was weird for it to have not been in the tweets clip re: the quote... np.

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It did have a nugget of wisdom. (Paraphrasing) This isn't like the 1918 flu because it isn't the flu. That's different.

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malchior wrote:
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It did have a nugget of wisdom. (Paraphrasing) This isn't like the 1918 flu because it isn't the flu. That's different.
I'd also like to point out that it also isn't like the 1918 flu because it isn't 1918. :dance:

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Trump said there were only 15 cases in America and “soon” it would be down to zero.

Less than a month later, there are nearly 50,000 cases in America (that we know of) and 600 deaths.

But we’re going to open everything back up by Easter — in 19 days?

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Octavious wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:25 pm
He's been fantastic. Taking charge and saying he's responsible for any things they decide. Much different that the fn guy that is going to kill us all.
Do you need to send this to your employer anonymously? :D

We’re hearing too many reports of some non-retail businesses which are violating the order requiring 100% work-from-home with some limited exception.

Let me be clear: my Executive Order is not a polite suggestion. It is an order.

No one who can do their job from home should be going to work in an office. We must have 100% compliance.

This is about people’s lives, your employees' lives, their families’ lives, and your life.

Inquiries about failures to comply should be directed to 609-963-6817.
I do know that they do have some people from our mailing company working. If that violates the rules I have no idea. Otherwise there has been no pressure to get back in the office. HR hasn't even bothered to send a status update at all. You would think they would send out something every once in a while. Shrug..
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Why do you still work there?

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In case there's any doubt left as to whether or not Trump is a gigantic POS:


Birx notes positive test rates in NY metro area are 4 to 5 times the average, citing density and travel from Asia.

Trump cuts in: "Do you blame the governor for that?

Birx ignores the question and moves on.

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He has no idea that every day he provides video proof that will be handed down throughout whatever history remains that proves without a shadow of a doubt that he will be seen as one of the worst leaders in history. It is the only thing I can say with absolute certainty. That his brain is massively broken and can't process that is an injustice.

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Isgrimnur wrote:Why do you still work there?
Who knows. I'm terrible at looking for jobs and they pay me just enough to not be miserable. And also the asston of vacation days doesn't hurt. So apathy is why. :)
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I wish just ONCE some reporter would go off on him. Basically the equivalent of a lawyer in a criminal trial knowing the judge is going to strike it from the record, but getting it to the jury's ears right before he gets dragged out of the room.

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I wish just ONCE some reporter would go off on him. Basically the equivalent of a lawyer in a criminal trial knowing the judge is going to strike it from the record, but getting it to the jury's ears right before he gets dragged out of the room.

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The DOW went up today. Not sure the reason.

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Daehawk wrote:
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The DOW went up today. Not sure the reason.

20,704.91 +2,112.98 (11.37%)
Fed intervention, "stimulus" package, and Trump saying this will all be over in 2 weeks. If I wasn't on conference calls all day I would have put some shorts on at the end of the day. Total bull trap.

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Anything he can do to boost a daily number he will do it. I'm not even sure he believes that we can open in two weeks.

Right now one of my bigger worries is my MIL. She owns a small store in Queens so it's an essential store and her only source of income. She's not in the best health and if she gets sick I don't think it will end well. But she has nobody to help her. Sucks...
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Not good...


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More evidence that the Trump administration is absolutely incompetent and the worst. The wording of the IRS announcements on tax extensions was very narrow, and today the IRS posted a Q&A in its newsroom which is not official guidance or legal authority.

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Many accountants are back to work effectively today.

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Something about death & taxes applies.
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