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  1. It's sad to me that this has become some strange partisan squabble. We're something like 11 weeks in now. How many people can truly say they haven't taken any risks at all? I could say that for the first two months. Then I took my son to a friend's for a play date. Then my neighbor starting putting his son over the fence in the backyard to play with my son (without invitation). I looked outside to see them sharing a water bottle!! It wasn't long before I realized that many of us are now lying to ourselves about how careful we're being. We are making small exceptions and thinking that counts as being careful, but all those small risks compound, which is obviously how infectious disease works.
  2. I have no patience with these people at all. As if we all want to make our lives so much harder in a questionable attempt to get rid of Trump. The economic damage being done right now is catastrophic. The full force of it hasn't hit these idiots yet. Of course this will be another case where a democrat has to try to fix a destroyed economy. It's going to be even harder this time with Mitch McConnel at the helm trying to make sure the rabble don't get a single extra crumb, while his cronies are still making money hand over fist. It's disgusting to watch unfold.
  3. He is truly one of the most inarticulate people I have ever heard speak.
  4. That is for sure. It's astounding.
  5. Thank you lord. Also thank you Jane for the info and article.
  6. Please be true. I'm not a big fan of our corporate overlords, but if Satan himself offers to finance Biden's campaign, I suggest he take the money.
  7. True. McConnell just needs to keep President Obama's name out of his ugly lying mouth.
  8. I did not see that, thank you Carl. I would be thrilled. Bacon is a Trumper through and through. I'm very excited to vote for Kara again and I hope she pulls it off this time. I don't know much about the candidate going against Sasse for the Senate, but it can't be worse than what we have.
  9. I think I detest Mitch McConnell, even more than 45. It's a close call, I suppose I have enough hate for both of them. Just had to get that off my chest.
  10. I've never believed that #naturalcauses2020 would save us, but you can't help hoping. It would be such sweet poetic justice. There is some evidence that vitamin D deficiency can make your body more vulnerable to Covid. If you are overweight and/or have darker skin maybe talk to your doctor and see if you are deficient. I found about a year ago that I had a severe deficiency and have been taking a 5000 IU supplement ever since. https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-05-08/healthy-vitamin-d-levels-could-be-linked-to-covid-19-survival
  11. I do to. They are always looking for ways to screw over the vulnerable.
  12. Increasing SNAP should be a no brainer in this environment. It's actually good for everyone (including farmers and retailers), but some people just won't see reason.
  13. This looks like potential good news. Rt is going down in most states. Of course not in my idiot infested part of he country, but in the vast majority of states. https://rt.live/
  14. I admit I see her general point, but it's self fulfilling thanks to our horrible leaders. We could have shut everything down for a few months and given everyone stimulus payments for the duration. Instead we did a half assed lock down in most places and the working class and blue collar middle class can't pay for food and rent unless we reopen. We have truly screwed ourselves for no good reason. Now as a society we are all going to have to learn the hard way unless there is some sort of miracle.
  15. Things are getting crazier by the day. Clerks getting shot or assaulted for asking people to wear masks. Then this idiot wearing a Klan hood. I wish someone had beaten his sorry ass. #sorrynotsorry. At the same time I do feel sorry for the store employees. They did try to stop him, but having to confront people like this seems above the pay grade of retail workers. $12 bucks an hour and risking covid19 to deal with these violent freaks. https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/05/us/man-wore-kkk-hood-grocery-trnd/index.html
  16. That's great. I bet you are healthier for it. I don't eat pork either. I doubt I could get my husband to give up beef forever, but he's onboard with eating much less meat due to these workers being all but forced to risk themselves. Eating more beans, nuts and fish for a few months will be a good change. I have nothing but time to work on new recipes these days anyway. I've even started a few tiny gardening projects.
  17. If you can, eat less meat. It's unconscionable the way workers in that industry are being treated as disposable. https://journalstar.com/opinion/columnists/local-view-no-one-protecting-the-workers/article_185164bb-7289-541d-898f-977bcbe89abf.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Lincoln_Journal_Star&fbclid=IwAR2tAOBfT7Wa9Prkob51xN947VugD2OkxSZJ0AuwPWvjDCbrqDnfiKQ8mio
  18. How much do you want to bet Elon Musk is supposed to be on meds and isn't taking them? I'm not making a joke of that, I think there is something wrong and someone needs to intervene ASAP. It's been ongoing though and it's pretty clear that the people around him don't want to say no. Sound familiar? Pressuring people to work in these slaughter houses is really unconscionable. Most people still like to eat meat, but going a few months without is not going to kill anyone. Our priorities are all screwed up.
  19. I don't believe it either. Still, what if it were true? It won't change my vote. I can't think of anything that could at this point.
  20. And wealthy beyond belief. That's a key element. I don't know why we are still paying attention to these "masters of the universe". I've started to accept that it's not going to change in my lifetime. Only something like 40% of people disapprove of how Trump is handling his crisis. It's unreal.
  21. Yikes. For awhile I was impressed with how NE was handling the virus. There wasn't an actual lock down, but our schools were closed before NYC's and we had very few cases at the time. So while we weren't technically sheltering in place almost nothing was open, including libraries, parks, playgrounds. I couldn't believe it because Ricketts is a complete Trumpian jackass. I cannot stand him, but I had to give him some credit. Then all of a sudden when we are at our peak outbreak and have the highest transmission rate in the country he decides to open restaurants, salons and retail back up. It started a couple of weeks ago when one of his rich contributors decided he wanted to open his outdoor mall back up. That didn't work out because the national chains did not want to be associated with this mess. Part of me can't believe the stupidity, but then again, it's all about the money for these people. It's clear to me that he is bowing to the pressure from the business community and it is just gross to watch.
  22. ^ I agree the GOP is actively trying to undermine SS. I don't necessarily think they will get away with it, but we'll see. Notice how quickly so many people decided that the elderly are expendable during the pandemic? It's really pretty shocking. I see people straight up saying things like "The people who die are over 70" and " the death rate is only 2% (!!!)". Neither of those things are true, but damn, some people are just jumping on the crazy train. We would be awash in bodies if the death rate were really 2%, instead we are just awash in ignorance and apathy. I suppose since these people don't mind if the elderly die from Covid, they also won't mind them dying on the street for lack of SS money. BTW, has anyone seen the video of the Covid test going around on the internet? I can only hope that's fake because I'm pretty sure I can't even bare to take the test, never mind survive the disease.
  23. There is also the possibility of effective therapeutics/antivirals. We have tamiflu for the flu. They will eventually come up with something for this. Notice a lot of these experts seem to think this will follow the pattern of the flu and be with us seasonally for a long time to come. The flu doesn't really disappear in summer after all, it just isn't as prevalent. Would it surprise any of us if we come up with a vaccine that is similar to the flu vaccine in the sense that they have to figure it out every year and it's often only 40-70% effective? Then we have the people who are either anti vaxx or just too lazy to go get it. We should make these vaccines (and the flu one) free and easy to get as soon as they become available too. I doubt we will though because socialism is bad. I'm not sure what to think on this topic. When you look at the projected number of people who are going to starve thanks to this plague the numbers are pretty grim. I mean world wide, not the US. I feel like all we can do is rely on experts to figure it out. It's not like the US will help these people in any case as long as 45 is in charge.
  24. Yeah and a case of wishful thinking too. I've definitely been hoping it was true, but all along experts have been warning it might not be. Some people just refuse to listen and rely on science.
  25. Like others have said, just because these fools are taking a risk that doesn't mean you have to go along. I don't know your situation, so you may have to work. You don't have to go to a salon, a movie or a restaurant and you shouldn't. Let all these people out on the streets screaming about their liberty be the lab rats.
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