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  1. Godless

    The COVID thread

    We're still very early into this particular pandemic. We'll see how the final numbers play out. COVID-19 is on pace to dwarf H1N1's body count, which ended up being around 12,000 between April '09 and April '10. We're already a quarter of the way there. Worth noting, H1N1 was deadlier in the Fall.
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    The COVID thread

    I wonder how he got it. 🤔 https://twitter.com/cillianwalsh_/status/1243498544566239232?s=19
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    $2 Trillion CARE Act

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    $2 Trillion CARE Act

    I imagine Trump didn't anticipate a global pandemic when he made those statements. And he wasn't exactly chipping away at it before all this happened.
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    The COVID thread

    Depends on the state. Many states allow beer and wine to be sold in grocery stores and gas stations. A few states allow liquor sales at those places as well. Colorado allows beer sales in grocery stores, but not wine or liquor. Texas allows beer and wine grocery sales, but not liquor. IMO, liquor stores shouldn't be deemed essential in those states. Get your fix without the hard stuff if you didn't stock up. Between dumb stuff like this and reports that many people may have contracted the virus during Mardi Gras, I have a feeling Louisiana is going to be hit bad.
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    The COVID thread

    Looks like the Brazilian mafia is taking matters into their own hands. This essentially says that if the government won't enforce a curfew, then organized crime will. I also pulled this awesome nugget from my translator: "Anyone seen on the street after this time will learn to respect the next one!"
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    Is it a coincidence?

    Considering that seven of the ten most populous cities in the US are sanctuary cities, I'm going to say yes.
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    Financial Whistleblower

    I'll be the first to admit that I didn't have "global pandemic shutting down our economy, crippling small businesses on an unprecedented scale, and leaving millions without jobs" on my Rainy Day bingo card.
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    The COVID thread

    Tom Hanks has tested positive and is being quarantined in Australia. A staffer on Capitol Hill has also tested positive. By my count, there are at least three people who have tested positive that have had recent interaction with Trump. Also, my son and I had Spurs/T-Wolves tickets for the 26th. 😢
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    The COVID thread

    Yep. Several other performers and companies had already backed out as well. There are a lot of businesses in Austin that rely on SXSW to keep them profitable for the year. This could be devastating for them. https://www.statesman.com/business/20200306/sxsw-canceled-over-coronavirus-fears
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    The COVID thread

    Apparently SXSW has been canceled. 😳
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    Comical manufactured outrage at BYU

    Deznat gets a lot of heat on "Mormon Twitter" (partially because their hashtag is sometimes hi-jacked by alt-right types), but they're generally on the right side of the doctrine. If there's one thing I agree with them on, it's that people who refuse to make their lifestyles compatible with the Church should find another church, because the Church is highly unlikely to ever make itself compatible with their lifestyles.
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    Mike Bloomberg spent 500 million dollars for this?

    He probably think he owns American Samoa now.
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    The COVID thread

    Which countries are at risk at this point?
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    How did we get here?

    Allegedly spotted in Provo.
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    The COVID thread

    This probably isn't good... https://www.gzeromedia.com/coronavirus-the-politics
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    So I guess he's refelling the swamp that he allegedly drained?
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    Songs that Don't Make Sense

    I recently learned that this song was originally written by the British to mock the colonists, who ended up embracing it and revising it into an anti-Brit anthem.
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    Songs that Don't Make Sense

    Oh, it makes perfect sense. He's just a terrible human being.
  20. Let's see how Bloomberg's first debate is going... I've been Team Warren since 11/9/16. You love to see it.
  21. And they're EVEYWHERE! The other day I took one of those online questionnaires to see where my stance on major issues compared with the candidates. A Bloomberg ad popped up while the results were loading. 😳 The conundrum is that a Sanders nomination will make moderate Dems more likely to sit out the election, but Bloomberg may do the same for black and farther left voters. He really is the closest thing to Trump that the Dems could put on the ticket, and I think he may be the one blue candidate that many of us would struggle to vote for, even more so than Hillary. If Bloomberg wins the nomination, then a case could be made that the party is broken and needs to be reset. The same was true for the GOP when Trump won the nomination, and it'll be interesting to see how that party copes with the post-Trump identity crisis that is bound to happen.
  22. Bloomberg is basically a Trump that might actually act and talk smart/presidential. This could really go either way for the Dems. It could be good because I think he would be a big hit with swing voters and moderate Republicans who like Trump's economic policies but not much else about him. He could also sink the Dems because I find it hard to believe that Bernie bros and black voters would show up to vote for him. A Bloomberg win in the primaries would also further the narrative that the DNC is corrupt and that nominations can simply be bought by the highest bidder.
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    How did we get here?

    I don't think you need a degree in psychology to see that Trump is a narcissist. Sociopath is a strong accusation, and I don't think anyone here is qualified to make that assessment. Personally, I think a sociopathic president would have us months-deep in a full-blown ground war by now. This whole affair has been difficult to watch. The House did the right thing by starting the impeachment proceedings (Mueller basically put the ball in their hands with his report), but I feel like they moved too fast and failed to use and enforce subpoena powers. It's like subpoenas don't mean anything anymore, and that problem pre-dates Trump. The GOP was never interested in holding a fair Senate trial. The burden was on the House to present a stronger case. Before the election, I said that a Trump victory might destroy the GOP. I haven't changed my mind. A day will come, in one year or five, when Trump will no longer be president. That day will be a reckoning for the GOP. They'll have to face what they turned themselves into for the sake of their dear leader's approval/endorsement. And whenever a Dem gets back to the White House, there will be some dangerous precedents in place for what an executive can get away with.
  24. A great idea in theory, but I fear that it would only encourage more corruption and corporate money influencing politics. If the taxpayers won't pay politicians, they'll find someone who will.
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    Baghdad embassy attack and response

    I was under the impression that Trump was at Mar-a-lago the day of the strike, as well as the days leading up to it. So the first scenario is probably more accurate.