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  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    That's it! No pie for John! :smile:
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,304
    Companies that are renting out office space in expensive towers in downtown L.A. have been hesitant to let people work from home other than occasionally. Now, they are terrified of liability for employees that might get COVID-19, so they have closed down everything, even in some of the most prestigious locations.

    When they come out the other side of this, they will be able to reevaluate all that, and maybe see that so much expensive office space might not be needed, and rethink everything, keeping only hot desks and luxurious meeting rooms for in person conferences.

    Travel expenses might also be revisited, in favor of online meetings at least some of the time, meaning less of those expensive air fares, and Ritz-Carlton overnight stays where they overcharge for just about everything.

    Less expenses, and happier employees with fewer days to commute will mean better productivity and margins. That in turn could lead to better results, and climbing valuations.

    There could definitely be some silver linings to these clouds!
    Alea jacta est!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,463
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Kex wrote: »
    Yeah... like we took it seriously. It was the great nothin' burger for over a month.

    Still is a ‘nothin' burger’ to some.

    In comparison to everything else that takes lives, yeah it kinda is a nothing burger...so far anyway.
    Heck, suicides account for 48,000 lives lost. Nobody is offering these folks any additional relief. How many teens die in car accidents, anybody calling to raise the driving age ? Overdose, drugs, heck we just legalized pot. We are real comfortable with all the things that can kill us. I think the number is somewhere around 2.8 million deaths in the states every year, give or take. 500, or 5000 more and we need to shut it all down ? Yeah, so far it's a nothing burger in comparison. Even in comparison to plain old flu, which none of you gave a rat's behind how many die from that every year. Now all of a sudden, the great humanitarians are coming out of the closet with concerns for less than 1000 people so far ? Where are your voices for the 50k who die from the flu, or 1.2 million in traffic deaths, another 50k in suicides, and the list goes on.

    2.8 million of us die here every year roughly, like clockwork, year after year. Little concern for those lives. What makes these 500 or so any more important ? The fact that it can grow, to 5k, even 50k ? Add that to the 2.8 million nobody gives a hoot about.
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  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,876
    I think that working from home for many will be a new way of life. Our clock punching, supervised oversight management style will give way to trust for those that are capable of choosing to smartly work off location. Meetings that could have been an email will become just that, and office space in the inner cities will be wasted space and commutes on jammed packed highways will ease for the good of all. I see lots of good coming from this forced change.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,759
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Depending how long this lasts will determine how much society changes. In Silicon Valley a lot of people are happy with the reduced traffic from people working at home. So there is a call to extend home working after the virus ends.
    Yeah, I've heard this too, and already heard people new to working from home saying how they like it. I agree, this is going to change how people work. I think companies may have a hard time "taking this back" from staff.

    Having done it for years, it's a double-edged thing. On one hand, nice flexibility and kind of fun somehow to be working in your underwear no one the wiser. On the other hand, after some time, if you're not careful, you find that your personal and business time starts to merge. If you're *really* not careful, you end up never really getting the benefit of time off. After nearly 20 years of that flexibility, I find that I like to have a little bit of structure in there to say, here's when I'm available, and then I unplug and that's it.

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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,759
    edited March 24
    verb wrote: »
    USNS Mercy en route to LA! :smile: Love the Navy!
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    https://www.navy.mil/view_imagex.asp?id=310511&t=1

    Just like the Navy... they got the ship pointing the wrong way!
    Air Force'll tow 'em out with a coupla C-130s chained to the stern.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    Lol! They got a reverse gear! :smile:
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    Disgusting scammers.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 5,759
    @voltz Darryl, you're the best, man B)
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,423
    Hey Scott! you stay safe up there Brother!!! long road ahead...I am setting this one out on the side lines..I can cook ...I have plenty of food on hand! Helping where I can!
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,303
    voltz wrote: »
    Hey Scott! you stay safe up there Brother!!! long road ahead...I am setting this one out on the side lines..I can cook ...I have plenty of food on hand! Helping where I can!

    Heading north...see you soon
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,532
    163 deaths so far today (Tuesday 3/24), and 53,000 cases in US. Supposedly, this is doubling every 2-3 days so we will see what Saturday brings.
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  • halenhalen Posts: 611
    edited March 24
    verb wrote: »
    For those that were following the nosedive of the market, and did not notice today! :smile:
    njla7xkat3i3.png
    https://apnews.com/44594c5f80e50524cd6325c00a2da0bd

    This is strictly a gloom and doom thread man!! Something about me and 22,000 was posted not long ago. Not saying the market will not drop again.

    You must stop this positive thinking and mindset!!

    ......

    This “crisis” is a prime example that separates the boys from men.

    hALEN
  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    My other son drives over the road for FedEx. He was deemed essential. The company even issued a policy letter for him to carry in case he gets questioned.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    Love your post @tonyb ! :smile:
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,463
    halen wrote: »
    @tonyb The sleeping Giant woke up in 2016

    hALEN

    Amen brother.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,414
    I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
    Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

    Although, there is still some debate as to whether Admiral Yamamoto ever actually spoke those words out loud or shared his sentiment in writing.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,532
    daddyjt wrote: »
    halen wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    For those that were following the nosedive of the market, and did not notice today! :smile:
    njla7xkat3i3.png
    https://apnews.com/44594c5f80e50524cd6325c00a2da0bd

    This is strictly a gloom and doom thread man!! Something about me and 22,000 was posted not long ago. Not saying the market will not drop again.

    You must stop this positive thinking and mindset!!....

    The media (and some here) thrive on the doom&gloom. They seize on every bit of news that can be construed as negative and report it with barely concealed glee. The positive stories like @verb and many others post? See page 12 in small print, under the mattress ad.

    Not only that, the media also just plain makes stuff up - like saying our President called the virus a hoax. Or saying that the death of a 70+ year old man that drank aquarium cleaner is the President’s fault - please.

    The good news? The people are waking up to the media’s agenda, and tuning them out. There are so many avenues to get news now that don’t involve the agenda-driven sources - that’s why a few of the “tried and true” news sources (that are anything but) are seeing plummeting ratings and viewership.

    Really? I didn’t know that. Thanks.
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 977
    Jstas wrote: »
    Milito wrote: »
    Jstas wrote: »
    Milito wrote: »
    2019 Global Health Security Index: https://www.ghsindex.org/

    Guess who's #1?

    OOOO! OOOO!

    I KNOW! I KNOW!

    It's China, right?

    So what do I win?

    Rank Country Index Score
    Region Population Income
    1 United States 83.5
    Northern America 100m+ High income
    2 United Kingdom 77.9
    Europe 50-100m High income
    3 Netherlands 75.6
    Europe 10-50m High income
    4 Australia 75.5
    Oceania 10-50m High income
    5 Canada 75.3
    Northern America 10-50m High income
    6 Thailand 73.2
    Southeastern Asia 50-100m Upper middle income
    7 Sweden 72.1
    Europe 1-10m High income
    8 Denmark 70.4
    Europe 1-10m High income
    9 South Korea 70.2
    Eastern Asia 50-100m High income
    10 Finland 68.7
    Europe 1-10m High income
    11 France 68.2
    Europe 50-100m High income
    12 Slovenia 67.2
    Europe 1-10m High income
    13 Switzerland 67.0
    Europe 1-10m High income
    14 Germany 66.0
    Europe 50-100m High income
    15 Spain 65.9
    Europe 10-50m High income

    I know, I already looked. I was being facetious.

    I figured you were, but I posted it for others to see.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    I still like pie...

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  • KexKex Posts: 4,304
    For those of you who feel compelled to inject politics into the thread, time and time again, please note:

    It is silly to complain that "this is their new hoax", as was stated recently (verbatim). You got the last thread closed down, because you thought that this crisis might influence the election.

    There is encouraging news for you: the poll numbers for "the incumbent" have surged recently. They haven't been this good since early 2017. So you can stop trying to get the thread closed now.

    Thank you.
    Alea jacta est!
  • halenhalen Posts: 611
    Kex wrote: »
    For those of you who feel compelled to inject politics into the thread, time and time again, please note:

    It is silly to complain that "this is their new hoax", as was stated recently (verbatim). You got the last thread closed down, because you thought that this crisis might influence the election.

    There is encouraging news for you: the poll numbers for "the incumbent" have surged recently. They haven't been this good since early 2017. So you can stop trying to get the thread closed now.

    Thank you.

    Ahhh. You did not just now? The discouraging news. It happened last time around and here we are.
  • KexKex Posts: 4,304
    halen wrote: »
    This is strictly a gloom and doom thread man!! Something about me and 22,000 was posted not long ago. Not saying the market will not drop again.

    You must stop this positive thinking and mindset!!

    ......

    This “crisis” is a prime example that separates the boys from men.

    hALEN
    If this is how you make your market decisions, you truly have no clue what you are doing. In fact, you're probably making it all up.

    Good luck with that.
    Alea jacta est!
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