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    Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland made televised...

    Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland made televised statement this morning declaring a "Stay at Home Directive" effective at 8 PM tonight. This was followed by a "wireless emergency alert" to all the...
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    I believe the success of Minnesota in "bending...

    I believe the success of Minnesota in "bending the curve", the graph of positive tests per day, standardized for the size of population and the number of days since the first positive test, is...
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    I understand that food supply in the USA is...

    I understand that food supply in the USA is generally adequate now, but there are risks on the horizon.

    1. Migrant farm labor on H-2A visas (250,000 came from Mexico in 2019). The US Embassy...
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    Minnesota and Wisconsin are adjacent to each...

    Minnesota and Wisconsin are adjacent to each other and have tested approximately the same number of residents, but Minnesota has been far more successful in "bending the curve". The number of...
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    Nutrien, the world #1 producer of potash, states...

    Nutrien, the world #1 producer of potash, states their corporate goal as feeding the future safely and with integrity each day.

    The company was established in 2018 with the merger of Potash...
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    All Brilliant! Since God is watching us, We...

    All Brilliant!


    Since God is watching us,
    We may as well be amusing.
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    I heard second-hand that an ER nurse in a "major"...

    I heard second-hand that an ER nurse in a "major" hospital currently is expected to work with one mask per day.

    I could MacGyver a couple dozen masks with dissembled Swiffer cloths, colorful...
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    With patience everything is possible.

    With patience everything is possible.
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    #4 Saucony Creek Grille and Catering 9 East...

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    Saucony Creek Grille and Catering
    9 East Main St
    Kutztown PA

    http://sauconycreekgrille.com

    (as reported in the Reading Eagle

    Owner Doug Grym uses Facebook to solicit orders from donors...
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    #3 Pier Fifty-Three Brick Oven 7147 Lake Bluff...

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    Pier Fifty-Three Brick Oven
    7147 Lake Bluff Rd.
    Wolcott NY 14590

    http://www.pierfiftythree.com

    Donors can contribute a multiple of $10 either by telephone or on the website. The "Pay It...
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    Pay-It-Forward Restaurants

    I would like to start a thread for the names and addresses of restaurants which have responded to the COVID-19-imposed closure by preparing meals "to feed as many" as they can.

    Their dining rooms...
  12. I agree with thanking people, or showing...

    I agree with thanking people, or showing appreciation in a manner that an employee's supervisor would see it. Getting the message across that their efforts are appreciated is a very basic "pay...
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    Thanks, Tammy. Very informative link. Iceland...

    Thanks, Tammy. Very informative link.

    Iceland has private and government testing facilities, and a comparatively small (pop 364,000) compact population. Coronavirus testing is free and available...
  14. I see that a few electric utilities are quietly...

    I see that a few electric utilities are quietly "sequestering healthy employees", in effect, asking them to live at their job site.
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    About 50 retail chains are closing all their...

    About 50 retail chains are closing all their stores. Generally not grocery, hardware or drug stores, but mainly retailers of apparel, housewares, electronics and sporting goods. Obviously the malls...
  16. Many thanks, KayLR I relived a youthful visit...

    Many thanks, KayLR

    I relived a youthful visit to the Rijksmuseum by following your link!
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    I saw an article written in the UK, predicting an...

    I saw an article written in the UK, predicting an increase in divorces as a result of being stuck at home during a public health lockdown. I believe relationship instability would be a sad and...
  18. Thanks for the link! Incidentally I was out...

    Thanks for the link!

    Incidentally I was out walking by the river a couple evenings ago, and I heard the call of a trumpeter swan. Oh-oh!
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    Did it seem to you that the count of Asian...

    Did it seem to you that the count of Asian tourists was down from normal levels? It could be that you timed your Hawaii vacation extremely well, in terms of uncrowded beaches.

    Be well, e maika'i
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    A man told me his brother's ashes were going to...

    A man told me his brother's ashes were going to be interred at Arlington Cemetery. Would it be essential to go there?
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    "... ordering cessation of all non-essential...

    "... ordering cessation of all non-essential travel" for three weeks. I detect a travel ban in the 5 counties around the San Francisco Bay. The Chief of Police says a violation of the order is a...
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    I am lighting a candle and thinking of you,...

    I am lighting a candle and thinking of you, Tammy, and all the nurses, radiologists, physicians, PAs, and every sort of worker who is on the front-line of health service as the number of cases grows.
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    As of 3/16 there are two local banks paying 1.96%...

    As of 3/16 there are two local banks paying 1.96% and 2.11% fixed rates on a 5-year CD. I don't see any nationally available rate higher than Marcus (Goldman Sachs) 1.9%.

    If a person has savings...
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    I don't know about US residents from other...

    I don't know about US residents from other states, but the 14 cruise ship passengers that are residents of Wisconsin are being picked up and driven home by members of the WI National Guard. Governor...
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    Welcome, Leelee, It is good to hear from the...

    Welcome, Leelee,

    It is good to hear from the Land of Hope and Glory!

    Anglophiles might enjoy British brass band music, such as the Arnhem March recorded by the CWS (Manchester) Band.
    "Labour...
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