Scary virus outbreak in China

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,261
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  • daddyjt
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    This scares me far more than Wuhan virus...

    “California Governor Gavin Newsom signs executive order allowing the state to commandeer hotels and motels to house Coronavirus patients.”

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-12/california-governor-gavin-newsom-hotels-medical-facilities-patients-meeting-requirements
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  • Jstas
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    Funny, wasn't that long ago it was a hoax

    Just gotta take the snarky pot shot, don't ya?
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  • BlueFox
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    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.
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  • motorhead43026
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    Jstas wrote: »

    Funny, wasn't that long ago it was a hoax

    Just gotta take the snarky pot shot, don't ya?

    Just stating the facts.
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  • daddyjt
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    Shouldn’t be a problem - everyone can vote on their new free government laptops;-)
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  • motorhead43026
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    And how about some Marshall Law.
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  • Jstas
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.
    Jstas wrote: »

    Funny, wasn't that long ago it was a hoax

    Just gotta take the snarky pot shot, don't ya?

    Just stating the facts.
    daddyjt wrote: »
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    Shouldn’t be a problem - everyone can vote on their new free government laptops;-)
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    And how about some Marshall Law.

    How does any of this help?

    You're all self-ascribed "old guys" so when are you going to grow the **** up?
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,261
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    And how about some Marshall Law.

    That only happens in socialist dictatorships, not in constitutional republics....
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 17,054
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    Man some of you guys give me a headache!!! How about relaxing a bit, some of you guys worry me more than the virus itself...
  • BlueFox
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    Yes. Stick your heads in the sand. Ignorance makes life so much easier. :)
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  • dromunds
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    And how about some Marshall Law.

    That only happens in socialist dictatorships, not in constitutional republics....
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    I think you are incorrect. You should know as a military man that Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack was one instance. I think there were numerous other examples, during the Civil War, the San Francisco earthquake, the Mormon violence in Naboo, Ill., the Chicago fire. Governors of each state can declare it as well as the President on a national basis IIRC.
  • dromunds
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    I should have said Hawaii after the Japanese attack.
  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,892
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    Jstas wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.
    Jstas wrote: »

    Funny, wasn't that long ago it was a hoax

    Just gotta take the snarky pot shot, don't ya?

    Just stating the facts.
    daddyjt wrote: »
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    Shouldn’t be a problem - everyone can vote on their new free government laptops;-)
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    And how about some Marshall Law.

    How does any of this help?

    You're all self-ascribed "old guys" so when are you going to grow the **** up?

    Didn't mean to set your hair on fire John.
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  • daddyjt
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    Jstas wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.
    Jstas wrote: »

    Funny, wasn't that long ago it was a hoax

    Just gotta take the snarky pot shot, don't ya?

    Just stating the facts.
    daddyjt wrote: »
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    Shouldn’t be a problem - everyone can vote on their new free government laptops;-)
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    And how about some Marshall Law.

    How does any of this help?

    You're all self-ascribed "old guys" so when are you going to grow the **** up?

    First, though my comment was admittedly tongue-in-cheek, there are several options in our current technological state to conduct an election - mail in ballots and on line voting specifically.

    Second, the idea of laptops for every student to conduct “remote learning” was an idea (horribly misguided) floated by the Speaker Of The House.

    Discussion of this “crisis” should not be limited to the Wuhan virus itself, because the real crisis is in fact not the virus - it’s the media whipping the masses into a veritable frenzy, to the point that we can’t even buy toilet paper.
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  • joecoulson
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    Audiophiles are complete idiots
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 3,124
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    Crazy times. Due to low mortgage interest rates, refinance appraisal assignments are at a high again. I turned down 15 home appraisals in the past week. I just saw this form some appraisers are using. I have a very elderly parent I care for daily.

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  • deronb1
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    daddyjt wrote: »
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    Don’t be surprised if Trump tries to cancel the election this year for an indefinite period.

    Shouldn’t be a problem - everyone can vote on their new free government laptops;-)

    Is that a thing? I didn't get one!
  • BlueFox
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    I wonder when, and how far, home prices will drop? Maybe suburban homes with big lots will appreciate in value as people try to avoid crowds.
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  • joecoulson
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    I wonder when, and how far, home prices will drop? Maybe suburban homes with big lots will appreciate in value as people try to avoid crowds.

    I hope so...
  • daddyjt
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    I wonder when, and how far, home prices will drop? Maybe suburban homes with big lots will appreciate in value as people try to avoid crowds.

    That’s an interesting thought. If the housing market is to take a beating, I would think it would be secondary, after people find themselves without income for an extended period. Hopefully we don’t see too much of that, but the future is certainly murky at best.

    Sounds like a good time to live on 40 acres in rural MT or WY....
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  • motorhead43026
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    I am so glad my home is paid for, although I feel like I rent it from the county.
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  • BlueFox
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    I am so glad my home is paid for, although I feel like I rent it from the county.

    Same here. So far, and this includes hospital time, I have been able to live on $2500/month Social Security.

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  • daddyjt
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    Interesting that precious metals have taken a dive with the DOW...

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  • joecoulson
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    Yes but my ammo keeps going up in value.
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 9,451
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    Kex wrote: »
    You cannot stop a virus with low interest rates and a travel ban. You need ICU beds, respirators, testing, and social distancing.

    Well, I'd like to agree with you Bosco (Beatrice was already taken) but then we'd both be wrong.

    "you can not stop a virus with a travel ban..." then "you need social distancing".

    'Nuff said there.

    "You need ICU beds...".
    They don't stop the virus. Period. They reduce the risk of the infected person spreading the disease further. Period.
    But that's it. No stopping, merely slowing.

    Long story short: Big difference between slowing a virus spread and stopping it.


    BTW: low interest rates won't stop the virus. That statement falls into the "No Sheet Sheerluck" category.
    So why was that done ? If you can't figure that out, then....
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  • deronb1
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    Why doesn't Pence just ask Trump to marry him? OMG!! What a self serving **** show!!
  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,892
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    Pence "we are going to speed testing in the weeks ahead" did I hear that correctly?
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  • deronb1
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    Pence "we are going to speed testing in the weeks ahead" did I hear that correctly?

    That's what he said. And that falls under, well I hope so!
  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 2,377
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    never Mind...

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