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Old 04-01-2020, 10:06 AM   #141
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Well, this is what happens when you elect a dumbf*ck game show host for president. Hopefully, it teaches us a lesson, but I doubt it.
tRump was briefed about the COVID-19 threat on or before Jan 20. Two days later (Jan 22) he was quoted as saying, "We have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China."

I'll end with this...

Trump held campaign rallies on Jan 9, Jan 14, Jan 28, Jan 30, Feb 10, Feb 19, Feb 20, Feb 21 & Feb 28

He golfed on Jan 18, Jan 19, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 7 & Mar 8
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:29 AM   #142
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Fortunately, he's not God.
And yet he continues to behave as if he is.
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:59 AM   #143
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tRump was briefed about the COVID-19 threat on or before Jan 20. Two days later (Jan 22) he was quoted as saying, "We have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China."

I'll end with this...

Trump held campaign rallies on Jan 9, Jan 14, Jan 28, Jan 30, Feb 10, Feb 19, Feb 20, Feb 21 & Feb 28

He golfed on Jan 18, Jan 19, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 7 & Mar 8
And do you want to know what's really sad, if we're looking for leadership? December through end February the Democrats were totally seized with impeachment, and their own nomination race. Nothing to worry about there!

Meanwhile, up here in Canada, our "starry" blackface leader has fallen behind silly Trump in every respect (closing border, financial impetus, etc.)

Oh yeah, "no politician is going to come out of this looking good."

I'm already used to never going out, being retired on a wee pension as I am, so I can totally understand why this new reality bites so much.
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:21 PM   #144
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And yet he continues to behave as if he is.

He's in for a rude awakening if he hasn't gotten it already.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:36 PM   #145
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He's in for a rude awakening if he hasn't gotten it already.
He sent 280 million masks to other countries this past Monday to make a profit for his cronies, while front line heroes are sick and dying and in desperate need of them.

He's an embarrassment to humanity.

I can't even imagine what the industry will become, you know? It's not going away, despite Trump's omnipotent proclamation that it will all end soon.

Our entire way of life is changing. Anyone who thinks otherwise is naive.
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:19 AM   #146
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And do you want to know what's really sad, if we're looking for leadership? December through end February the Democrats were totally seized with impeachment, and their own nomination race. Nothing to worry about there!
Jan. 27: Joe Biden: Trump is worst possible leader to deal with coronavirus outbreak

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opini...mn/4581710002/

Jan. 28: Elizabeth Warren releases plan to prevent and contain infectious diseases amid coronavirus outbreak

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/28/eliz...-outbreak.html

Jan. 28: 'A mess': 2020 Democrats accuse Trump of making US more vulnerable to coronavirus

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/p...to-coronavirus

Feb. 1: Biden slams Trump response to coronavirus epidemic: This is no time for "fearmongering"

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaig...virus-outbreak

Feb. 4: Democrats urge emergency funding for coronavirus outbreak

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/4...virus-outbreak

Feb. 13: Who leads coronavirus response at NSC, Democratic senators ask

https://www.rollcall.com/2020/02/13/...-senators-ask/


I could provide more if you'd like.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:12 AM   #147
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An additional 6.6 million Americans file unemployment-- 10 million in a couple of weeks. Yikes!

The government THINKS that we're going to just bounce back by the third quarter of this year. I'm not that optimistic... first we still can't get young people to practice social distancing, and second, I don't see how we will possibly get rid of COVID-19 until there's a vaccine.

Millions of people will fear going to public places. Think about the psychology of what happened to the social psyche when Jaws came out. Many people refused to go into the water for at least an entire season.

Today they are saying that the virus can be deposited into the air just by talking normally and that it has the ability to HANG in the air and you can unknowingly just walk through the virus-- IOW, there may not be anyone you can SEE, and still get infected. I hope it's not true.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:19 AM   #148
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Our entire way of life is changing. Anyone who thinks otherwise is naive.

Gee, do you really think so??


Our way of life was always changing anyway, now it will happen faster.

The movie studios have been fighting with the theater chains over release date windows for years. Now that fight is pretty much over and the theater chains will be lucky to even stay in business.

The writers have been fighting with the agencies for over a year, and while that fight is not over, lets see how companies like Endeavor weather the next 6-12 months with their $5B in debt.

Plus 100 other consequences -

Amazon will finish putting the rest of the retail stores out of business.

Our cars, buses, garbage trucks, etc. will drive themselves.

Our dirty money will be replaced by digital cash.

A large portion of the elderly population (the last generation to accumulate real wealth) will die off and have their assets redistributed.

A large portion of the population will be permanently unemployed and switch to the UBI Lifestyle (ie. stay at home, smoke pot and play video games).

Your phone will be tracking your every move, including your health and who and how many people you are associating with, and reporting it back to the government.

All of these things were on track to happen anyway in the next 20-25 years. Now it will be 10-15.

None of these things have ever had anything to do with who the person currently in the White House is.
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:05 AM   #149
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Gee, do you really think so??


Our way of life was always changing anyway, now it will happen faster.

The movie studios have been fighting with the theater chains over release date windows for years. Now that fight is pretty much over and the theater chains will be lucky to even stay in business.

The writers have been fighting with the agencies for over a year, and while that fight is not over, lets see how companies like Endeavor weather the next 6-12 months with their $5B in debt.

Plus 100 other consequences -

Amazon will finish putting the rest of the retail stores out of business.

Our cars, buses, garbage trucks, etc. will drive themselves.

Our dirty money will be replaced by digital cash.

A large portion of the elderly population (the last generation to accumulate real wealth) will die off and have their assets redistributed.

A large portion of the population will be permanently unemployed and switch to the UBI Lifestyle (ie. stay at home, smoke pot and play video games).

Your phone will be tracking your every move, including your health and who and how many people you are associating with, and reporting it back to the government.

All of these things were on track to happen anyway in the next 20-25 years. Now it will be 10-15.

None of these things have ever had anything to do with who the person currently in the White House is.
This change will come as a shock to our system, even moreso than it has right now. Most Americans have 1) no insight into our future social evolution in general and 2) could care less. So, these "changes" will seem, by far, more extreme.

But I'm talking also about how the way we interact with each other will have a notable impact. For years already, I've avoided shaking hands before meetings, when ever possible, because I felt there was always the chance that people didn't wash their hands as much after they went to the restroom (yeah, I know it could just be me).

I can only remember ever having the flu one time, when i was a kid. I've had bronchitis, maybe 4-5 times in my life. I'm healthy and want to stay that way.

I was probably the only one in my office that never "hugged" other colleagues in the office-- possibly resulting in why i wasn't included in all the office gossip. haha.
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:07 AM   #150
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...I could provide more if you'd like.
But what did they DO? Were they seized on the issue of COVID-19, if it were as important as this mere list of talking points suggests? Nope. They're not helpless, after all, since they were able to launch an impeachment proceeding that took up enough oxygen so the news was full of it for months.

But now that throwing Trumpoid out of office is off the table for several month, hmm, what else can we go on about? Hmm...

As I say, no politician is going to come out of this well.

It's like the opposition parties up here in Canada: Recently, re: to deal with the virus, our dictator demanded two years of unadulterated, unfettered power over spending/taxation/borrowing, without even having to report to parliament.

Essentially, he wanted to shut down parliament. But he's a paltry 33.1 percent Prime Minister -- that's what you get in multi-party systems, in case the U.S. ever wanted to consider going that route.

Anyway, I guess we're supposed to feel lucky that our opposition parties get him to "settle" on just six months.

But can you imagine if Trump had asked for that kind of total control over Congress and the Senate? See, I'm ready to move to the U.S., in spite of Trump (I mean, why not a leaderly leader like Romney or somebody?) and in spite of the Democrats, precisely because there's always oversight and at least some way to stop such dictatorship. Canada? Forget it. Personality cult and power grabs beyond anything Yankees would ever tolerate.

They're all the same, and voting one out isn't going to magically cure our problems. It'll merely redistribute the wealth differently.

It's up to you and me and our friend and families. One good thing? A lot of the lobbyists and interest groups and other nonsense who've been on the payroll without much scrutiny in the past are going to disappear, or otherwise run for the shadows in the corner. No doubt, they'll be back, but a "reset" is always a good thing. And this event is one big reset if nothing else, telling us what's important and what's less so.
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