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Discussion: Trump's response to the Covid-19

lord_pabulum said:

I've heard about these plans. It's unfortunate these detailed plans seem to be a secret from the public

 These plans? 

The 69 page NSC pandemic playbook embedded in this Politico article posted 2 weeks ago?


Here's the file:


Or this 200+ page document from the Bush Administration from the CDC?


Super Top Secret.

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Discussion: Some Good News

The past two Saturdays at 8pm I've done a FB Live living room concert. The reaction has been pretty positive, so I'm going to keep doing them. I make no claim to being the best musician around, but people seem to like that it's live and they can share something communal and comment to each other during the show. Here is the link to last Saturday's show. I make them public so nobody needs to friend me to watch :-)


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Discussion: COVID-19

nothing to say here other than I'm tired of looking at that doctor.

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Discussion: Employer Provided Insurance: Tens of Millions of Americans Won't Be Worrying About Losing It Anymore :(

nan said:

ridski said:

He also campaigned on giving us a beautiful healthcare package with everyone covered 4 years ago.

 Yes, and he did squat which would give the Democrats a great opening for offering Medicare for All as a counter.  Instead, the Democrats seem to want to support what they had four years ago, which is part of the reason Trump got elected in the first place.   

 They did offer Medicare For All as a counter. Like I said, it's sitting on a desk in the Senate Finance Committee, and has been for a year. Like I said, M4A doesn't happen unless you flip the Senate. As long as McConnell sits in his chair, we will have no M4A, doesn't matter who you vote for as President. 

Having said all that, my point was that Trump says tons of stuff and they never happen. Trump's outflanking the Democrats? With what, a Trump steak? Why the ever-living **** you would take Trump's word for anything is beyond me, nan. 

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Discussion: Things I would have done differently if I’d realized the lockdown would be this long

1. Purchase a chest freezer before they were out of stock....everywhere!

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Discussion: No more South Mountain hiking! What’s a nature lover to do?

Maybe it's a bad idea to be going to these places.  Maybe a nature lover has to scale back to being a back yard lover for a while.  I'm a book lover, but not no libraries or bookstores for me for a while.

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Discussion: Things I would have done differently if I’d realized the lockdown would be this long

I wish I had gone for an eye exam gotten new glasses. I realize now that my vision has deteriorated and I need new glasses. Bummer. Eye exams won't be coming back for a while, one assumes.

Which reminds me of a joke:

A Czechoslovakian gentleman goes to the optometrist for an eye exam. The optometrist says, "can you read the second line of the eye chart?" The Czech says, "Read it??  I KNOW that guy!"

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Discussion: No more South Mountain hiking! What’s a nature lover to do?

spontaneous said:

Can someone explain how the virus is not contagious on a sidewalk but is contagious on a paved walking path that was originally paved wide enough to accommodate two way vehicular traffic?

 They cannot close part of the parks.  They cannot close just the narrow trails.  They cannot close the dog park and the picnic areas and leave your particular favorite trail open.  They cannot close Brookdale Park and leave South Mountain Reservation open because some privileged suburbanites think they can maintain social distance better than people from other towns.

They closed the parks because it was clear that there were to many issues with having them open, and better things for the sheriff's deputies to do than maintain safe distances between hikers.

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Discussion: Open businesses? Post about them here.

N&K Prime Market - great new butcher on  Springfield Avenue.  And they will deliver with one day’s notice.  Have really enjoyed their steaks,’pork chops, bacon, and B&E chicken.  Had amazing 1.5 in rib eyes!

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