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On 3/21/2020 at 4:32 PM, DRW50 said:

 

Thanks for taking all the time to give more information. Which plan do you think sounds better? (admittedly they all sound pretty awful)


I remember the stimulus was taxed. It would be nice if they gave people a break here, but giving a break to anyone who isn't an 80 year old executive seems unlikely. 

 

I think the best idea was to give everyone the $1,000 plus $500 per child. And if they aren't going to do that then I think giving everyone who makes under $75,000 a full sum of money is better than what Mitchell McConnell is proposing. You could help more people that way, than by doing his plan, which will give the poorest people the least amount of money or nothing. I did see that the Dems rejected his plan and that both sides are still working things out regarding a stimulus plan. Hopefully, they can come to an agreement on something that will benefit American people as a whole. 

 

34 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

Where are they getting these masks he speaks of?

 

 

 

I don't think that's the best idea. I do think that people that have been exposed and definitely have it should stay home. While healthier people without symptoms or known exposure should be allowed to work. And for some of them whenever these restrictions/shelter in places orders are lifted. I wonder what states/cities plan are after these orders are limited. I can understand that people want to slow the spread of the virus, but they aren't really providing answers as to what degree is acceptable for them to let people live a bit more normally again.

 

Shutting down all of these businesses is going to be catastrophic for the economy. A lot of people have to work and don't have the luxury of being able to afford to go two weeks without work/income. Let alone a month or more. If the governments don't get together some sort of plan to help working people, the impact of the economy collapsing is going to be more harmful than the virus itself. It's already headed that way IMHO.

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David Lat - that name brings back some memories. I think he was the one who was revealed as writing that gossipy blog about judges (I can't remember the name). Good luck to him.

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Rosie O'Donnell is currently having a livestream return of her show for Broadway Cares. Judith Light is currently on (although they can't hear her...).

 

 

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A family friend called today - their father was older and had been hospitalized, touch and go. They hadn't been able to see him, and he died without them there. Now they will have to plan a funeral with this in mind as well. It's one of those moments where you sort of feel this coming closer and closer to your everyday life.

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1 hour ago, DRW50 said:

A family friend called today - their father was older and had been hospitalized, touch and go. They hadn't been able to see him, and he died without them there. Now they will have to plan a funeral with this in mind as well. It's one of those moments where you sort of feel this coming closer and closer to your everyday life.

So sorry to hear this. Take care of yourself and all of those close to you. 

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1 hour ago, DRW50 said:

A family friend called today - their father was older and had been hospitalized, touch and go. They hadn't been able to see him, and he died without them there. Now they will have to plan a funeral with this in mind as well. It's one of those moments where you sort of feel this coming closer and closer to your everyday life.

 

Sorry to "hear" this, @DRW50.  My condolences to your friend and your family.

 

5 minutes ago, JaneAusten said:

Take care of yourself and all of those close to you. 

 

+1.

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Thanks for the kind words. I know this isn't the right type of place for that stuff but just had to vent.

 

Anyway, here's the full version of the Rosie special.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Khan said:

 

They're snatching 'em off the faces of idiots who aren't sick, don't show any symptoms and think they will protect them from getting the virus.  ;) 

Most people should have their own personal respirator mask like I do... but most don't think of it. Those work much better and aren't disposable like the white ones the medical people are using. You just change a cartridge. 

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