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    Of course there is the fact that the feds are...

    Of course there is the fact that the feds are being openly hostile to the blue states such as NY. But yeah, Newsome has done a better job. And figured out that it really only takes a really small...
  2. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    My sister recently told me that our father...

    My sister recently told me that our father borrowed money to buy gold and gold stocks at the start of the big run up on it back in the early 80’s. That was the only time he used margin for any...
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    How are things going with your son? I assume he...

    How are things going with your son? I assume he made it back to the US safely and is now just counting the days?

    We have now reached 14 days since getting back from Hawaii without anyone getting...
  4. Thread: Conavirus......

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    The head of the largest hospital here announced...

    The head of the largest hospital here announced on Monday that last weekend their ER had half as many patients as normal. Apparently, in addition to keeping down the spread of covid, stay at home...
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    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/oil-stocks-soar-...

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/oil-stocks-soar-after-president-trumps-tweet-of-coming-saudi-russia-production-cuts-2020-04-02
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    Personally I'd look at the number of American oil...

    Personally I'd look at the number of American oil field workers vs. the number of American gas consumers before deciding whether a "jobs program" for the former paid for by the latter was worthwhile.
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    The president apparently talked to his good buddy...

    The president apparently talked to his good buddy Mohammed Bone Saw yesterday and now oil prices are up 25%. A nice win for the American people who were getting frustrated with low gas prices.
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    Apparently I've started a trend! ...

    Apparently I've started a trend!

    https://www.advocate.com/people/2020/4/01/pete-buttigieg-shaves-head-takes-us-census-chasten
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    I hadn't noticed it initially, but having...

    I hadn't noticed it initially, but having inspected my new do more closely I totally understand about the Sluggo look. For the next week or two until it grows out a bit if I go sit out on the deck I...
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    The reality is that I will start getting ‘bed...

    The reality is that I will start getting ‘bed head’ on the sides after about 3 weeks.
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    Since I was working from home before all this I’d...

    Since I was working from home before all this I’d already established a plan of showering and dressing every day, even though it’s in casual clothes (usually shorts and a t shirt). Having to add hair...
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    When I told my sister of my plan she commented...

    When I told my sister of my plan she commented that as shelter in place progresses her neighbors seem less and less concerned with appearances. She has noticed several of them (male and female) who...
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    I seriously hope this doesn't go on that long! I...

    I seriously hope this doesn't go on that long! I don't even own any sort of comb or brush...
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    Creating a hair timer

    For the last 20 years or so I've kept my hair short. Every three weeks SO cuts it with a #1 blade on the sides and a #3 blade on top. Today I decided to have him use the #1 blade on all of it. The...
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    Can California come too?

    Can California come too?
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    I haven't seen any drastic shortages of most...

    I haven't seen any drastic shortages of most things. But this is also the first time in my life that I've turned the corner in the grocery store and seen great big swathes of empty shelf. Like...
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    It's interesting to see how different...

    It's interesting to see how different friends/family/etc are coping or not coping right now. SO and I are doing ok. We're nervous, and I find it difficult to stay focused while working, even though...
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    It was actually a lot of fun. And I look forward...

    It was actually a lot of fun. And I look forward to the next one. The office does "Thirsty Thursday" each week, so I'm guessing this will be a weekly thing. At one point in our happy hour someone...
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    So apparently our office manager saw the same...

    So apparently our office manager saw the same thing I did about virtual happy hours because she arranged them for the office, grouping anyone who wanted to participate in random groups of 5 or 6...
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    So sorry to hear this Tradd. Please keep us...

    So sorry to hear this Tradd. Please keep us posted with how you are doing.
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    Hopefully better than Darth Vader's!

    Hopefully better than Darth Vader's!
  22. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    Personally I don’t want to die for the Dow. And...

    Personally I don’t want to die for the Dow. And wouldn’t want any of my older friends and family to do so.

    And at the end of the day it’s just a stupid idea like so many republican ideas. If we...
  23. When we were on vacation last week we tipped...

    When we were on vacation last week we tipped generously and if appropriate had a brief conversation with them to express our concern. The last night we were in Hawaii we ended up eating at a place...
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    I just finished creating 3 paper grocery bags...

    I just finished creating 3 paper grocery bags full of confetti. As part of organizing/streamlining my finances I decided to get rid of all but the most recent statement for each financial account. ...
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    That's cool. Keeping in touch with the people we...

    That's cool. Keeping in touch with the people we care about is so important. And is a great way for everyone to stay sane. I've started texting a different friend everyday. There are about 5...
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