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  1. Title dropping, a new twist on name dropping?...

    Title dropping, a new twist on name dropping? What a dilemma - should such an important person as you don your hazmat suit and work 72 hours straight and be a hero? Or should such an affluent person...
  2. Oddly, you don't need any connection with Russia...

    Oddly, you don't need any connection with Russia to be a victim of McCarthyism.
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    Interesting you brought up Rachel Dolezal. Now...

    Interesting you brought up Rachel Dolezal. Now there is someone to whom Joe Biden could have legitimately said, "You ain't black" instead of directing his comment to African-Americans who disagree...
  4. No Russian memes for me? I am not on social media.

    No Russian memes for me? I am not on social media.
  5. Wearing masks can trigger trauma: ...

    Wearing masks can trigger trauma:

    https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2020/04/wearing-of-face-masks-can-trigger-trauma-for-some/

    I never like anything near my face. I do not wear cowl...
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    The Libertarians have selected Jo Jorgensen, who...

    The Libertarians have selected Jo Jorgensen, who has described the US response to covid-19 as "the biggest assault on our liberties in our lifetime".
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    Recession for sure, depression maybe. There will...

    Recession for sure, depression maybe. There will be winners like Amazon and losers like airlines. Not everyone will be impacted the same.
  8. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Symptoms - agree covid is more serious for those...

    Symptoms - agree covid is more serious for those who have symptoms
    Infection rate - agree this is more contagious
    Mortality - disagree. It only looks high because we are not testing widely and...
  9. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I have read that the US cannot expect cases to...

    I have read that the US cannot expect cases to slow until July and August because June temperatures, averaging in the 70's in many of the densely populated parts of the country, are not hot enough to...
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    Little infection control has been done in nursing...

    Little infection control has been done in nursing homes. Some have covered up covid outbreaks. My governor offered additional funding to them to set up separate covid and noncovid wings, but this was...
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    Gardnr, Some utility companies have...

    Gardnr,

    Some utility companies have alternating teams staying in isolation for a month at a time so they can run the power grid. Nursing homes could have locked staff in with the residents in...
  12. Thread: Conavirus......

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    My point was that as Brazil moves into their...

    My point was that as Brazil moves into their cooler season cases are rising not that Brazil is a success.
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    The post-mortem when this is all over will be...

    The post-mortem when this is all over will be interesting. To me the best current guidance is to maintain physical distance, but who knows? Family aren't allowed to visit relatives in nursing homes,...
  14. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Some tracers only look at people you have been...

    Some tracers only look at people you have been within 6 feet of for 15 uninterrupted minutes or more on the theory that you need exposure to a certain amount of viral load.
  15. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Georgia's reopening did not lead to any uptick in...

    Georgia's reopening did not lead to any uptick in new cases, hospitalizations or deaths, not that this will stop those who want to prognosticate doom. I wonder if the fact that it is very hot and...
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    I went to an adjoining state where malls have...

    I went to an adjoining state where malls have opened for some much needed clothing basics with a goal to not exceed $250.00 but only spent $66.50 and remain on track for my monthly budget.
  17. Thread: Shut Up Already

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    i already responded to you yesterday in another...

    i already responded to you yesterday in another thread. Weren't you going to change your settings so you wouldn't see my posts? It seems you are commenting on them more than ever.
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    I hope your MIL is OK RR. People as old as 102...

    I hope your MIL is OK RR. People as old as 102 have recovered from covid. It is not a death sentence.
  19. Thread: Shut Up Already

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    Shut Up Already

    I saw on the news a demonstration of spray coming out of people's mouths. It happened when they spoke. It looked to me like 1) covering a person's nose with a mask doesn't accomplish anything and 2)...
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    I have heard of drunks not wanting to be arrested...

    I have heard of drunks not wanting to be arrested telling police they have covid but I was shocked a similar threat would happen in a supermarket.
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    My library's collection of fiction hasn't...

    My library's collection of fiction hasn't inspired me. Now I am trying two nonfiction works, Going Clear about Scientology and The Murder of the Century set in New York in 1897.
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    I turned off the heat for the summer, not because...

    I turned off the heat for the summer, not because I am afraid my HVAC system will spread covid a la Legionnaires' disease, but to save money. If the tomato plants can now survive outside I can make...
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    I have seen upselling of professional services to...

    I have seen upselling of professional services to disinfect HVAC systems, preying on these fears, so yes.
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    Let's hope we don't have a lot of heatstroke...

    Let's hope we don't have a lot of heatstroke deaths this summer and hypothermia deaths this coming winter because fearmongers make folks scared to turn on their HVAC systems. Already people are dying...
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    I guess my job is not as bad as some. My neighbor...

    I guess my job is not as bad as some. My neighbor works in a supermarket bakery. Someone had her pass them a cake to look at, then they passed it back and said, "I want you and all your coworkers to...
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