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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2020, 12:13:13 PM »
Ugh. Starting to get upset about the whole COVID-19 situation. Not worried/stressed/upset about the virus in general... but at how selfish and stupid people can be, and how that selfishness and stupidity makes life harder for everyone else around them.

Oh well. We've got board games and video games and enough food to eat. We've even got almost a full Costco-sized package of toilet paper left, that was purchased well before that little bit of idiocy started. This will all pass eventually - but it makes me genuinely worried for humanity if ever faced with an actual crisis.
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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2020, 02:48:05 PM »
People are scared, which is fair.  And scared people don't always act rationally.  The worst part is that people who panic cause others to panic.  An otherwise reasonable person might think, "Well, if everyone is buying up toilet paper, there won't be any left when I run out next week!" and then buy a bunch themselves.  It's a vicious cycle.  And the hoarding just leads to some people not having supplies.
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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2020, 11:12:39 PM »
This is why we VOTE people.

COVID-19 Relief Plan proposed by the House
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This #COVID19 proposal out of the house financial committee is really good:
- 2k/month per person every month of the crisis
- suspension of all mortgages, student loans, credit card and loan payments
- prohibit debt collection and repossession
- $5b in homeless assistance
https://twitter.com/maxberger/status/1240458828107386881

Pie in the sky chance the House Dems can cram this into the Senate and get it passed as is...
But at least their trying. Fingers Crossed!!!

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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2020, 12:03:55 AM »
This is why we VOTE people.

COVID-19 Relief Plan proposed by the House
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This #COVID19 proposal out of the house financial committee is really good:
- 2k/month per person every month of the crisis
- suspension of all mortgages, student loans, credit card and loan payments
- prohibit debt collection and repossession
- $5b in homeless assistance
https://twitter.com/maxberger/status/1240458828107386881

Pie in the sky chance the House Dems can cram this into the Senate and get it passed as is...
But at least their trying. Fingers Crossed!!!
Looks like that is not going to come to pass as is and there had to be some changes.  It passed in the Senete and Trump signed it hours later after it passed.
Here is the overview of the bill that passed and has been signed.

 https://time.com/5803671/paid-leave-imminent-coronavirus
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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2020, 02:34:49 AM »
Since the general public is treating this like it the apocalypse
and since I've thought that this current admin was like a plague on this country.... that I didn't expect to become a literal thing

what if I let you know that Africa has been struck with a swarm of locust
https://www.businessinsider.com/desert-locust-plague-devastates-africa-photos-history-2020-2#in-1988-a-swarm-traveled-over-3000-miles-in-10-days-from-west-africa-to-the-caribbean-16

and now China and the Phillpines are fighting a new breakout of the Bird Flu hasn't spread to humans.... yet
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/03/16/philippines-detects-bird-flu-outbreak-in-quail-farm

https://dailytimes.com.pk/578491/china-philippines-detects-bird-flu-outbreak/

at what point does 2020 let up?
or do we need to right some sort of wrong before Mother Nature decides to correct us first?

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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2020, 12:33:21 PM »
BC has an issue where there was a big dental conference in early March and there are a few confirmed COVID-19 cases among the attendees.  So attendees are being asked to self-isolate and dental procedures in the province are restricted to emergency cases only.

My dad had gone to the dentist during this time... twice because they didn't finish for some reason and he had to come in a second time.  My parents are also friends with their dentist and had dinner with her at some point between the conference and this news coming out, and my mom even hugged her!  So naturally my panic level has gone through the roof and I've had to have that talk where I need to remind my parents that they're 70 and thus in the age range where getting infected could be life threatening and that under no circumstances are either of them to visit my 93 year old grandpa!  ARRGH!!!!

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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2020, 01:05:32 PM »
You know it's bad when republicans support temporary-UBI and democrats stop treating everything Trump does as the second coming of Hitler.
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2020, 02:36:58 PM »
I HOPE THAT BILL GETS SHOT DOWN IN THE SENATE BLACKNMILD!!!!!

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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2020, 04:39:23 PM »
Let’s tone down the overt references to politics here. I know it can be hard not to bring them up when discussing the response to the virus, but please don’t mention specific legislation or specific politicians.
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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2020, 04:42:33 PM »
Senator (redacted) is the worst. He/She is nowhere near as good of a politician as Senator (redacted)
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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2020, 05:04:41 PM »
A friend of mine is understandably upset as her husband just got laid off.  I'm not that worried for myself as I already work from home and in general the company doesn't really need a physical office to operate.  But there is more to it than that.  Our customers may not be able to operate business as usual from home and that will likely affect our revenue for the year.  There have been times where at the end of our fiscal year, layoffs occurred because revenue was under the plan for the year.  I imagine other companies have had similar things happen.  So while there are layoffs occurring around the world currently from temporary closures I could see other rounds of layoffs occurring as companies reach the end of their fiscal years and find out that losing March's revenue was not something they were able to make up and they miss their targets.

There are the companies that can't afford to miss weeks of revenue right here and now but there are also ones that probably won't know the exact impact until months later.

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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2020, 10:30:29 PM »
Let’s tone down the overt references to politics here. I know it can be hard not to bring them up when discussing the response to the virus, but please don’t mention specific legislation or specific politicians.

But the specific legislation is important to everyone (in the U.S.) and relevant to how we proceed with life at this moment in time. Specific people I understand, but if we all talking about this virus and how it affects us directly.... UBI, Sick Leave Pay, one time income payments, etc etc are kinda relevant to the discussion aren't they?

I mean there are 15 people that post here, and I'm sure all of them are over 27yrs old. I think we can manage an adult conversation on a serious topic without turning into raving lunatics.

BC has an issue where there was a big dental conference in early March and there are a few confirmed COVID-19 cases among the attendees.  So attendees are being asked to self-isolate and dental procedures in the province are restricted to emergency cases only.

My dad had gone to the dentist during this time... twice because they didn't finish for some reason and he had to come in a second time.  My parents are also friends with their dentist and had dinner with her at some point between the conference and this news coming out, and my mom even hugged her!  So naturally my panic level has gone through the roof and I've had to have that talk where I need to remind my parents that they're 70 and thus in the age range where getting infected could be life threatening and that under no circumstances are either of them to visit my 93 year old grandpa!  ARRGH!!!!

Now now Jr... no need to over react. This is an important time for family and friends to stay as close together as possible. /s

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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2020, 11:57:06 PM »
Sorry, the coronavirus is making me grumpy. I need to take a drive tomorrow.



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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2020, 01:26:34 AM »
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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2020, 12:09:39 PM »
New York State is officially on a Shelter in Place order.


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« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2020, 12:13:16 PM »
So my brother had a co-worker call in sick with flu-like symptoms.  She is pretty sure it's just the flu.  Where do people get this **** from?  You have a pandemic going on where the virus causes flu-like symptoms, you start showing those types of symptoms and you come to the conclusion that it is probably just the flu.  It looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck so it's a... PIGEON OF COURSE!!

My family essentially lives in two houses: my brother and I in one, and our parents and younger brother in another.  So our house is potentially compromised by a co-worker and my parents' is potentially compromised by their dentist.  If any household had to isolate, the other household naturally agreed to do grocery shopping for the other.  If both have to isolate at the exact same time then I guess I'm eating lots of delivery once my canned food and Kraft Dinner runs out.

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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2020, 12:17:25 PM »
Denial isn't just a river running through Egypt....

And they're are grocery shopping delivery services.
Oh, and Amazon Pantry/Fresh.

This pandemic is such a terrible thing, but it's a golden opportunity for ALL of the world to finally accept the digital revolution for telecommuting, teleconferencing, tele-education where necessary, Video Diagnostics from home freeing up doctors to examine many more patients in a day remotely, and many other services that can be improved by the use of existing technology and Hyperspeed internet connections (force these internet/communication companies to upgrade their **** and stop gouging both the gov and the people with outdated tech at premium prices).
We have food delivery, grocery deliver, hell, I've even seen apps for Gas and Alcohol delivery.
We can cut down on the amount people commuting all over everyday and actually extend the amount of hours of productivity for all those that can actually do their jobs from home (which is probably 60% of most office jobs).

I'm in the Bay Area in California, and there are people that will literally get up at 4/5am to drive to SF to go to work at 7am, and then leave 4:30/5pm and not get home till near 7/8pm, and this is all because they can't afford to live in or near SF.
so many hour commuting wasted on the trip back and forth. They could've been working for an extra hour or two and still had time for themselves and/or family.

and I've got a "crazy" theory about this virus too, but another vent for another time. LOL
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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2020, 12:29:22 PM »
Lots of places are offering "senior hour" services for elderly and disabled to come shop without large crowds.

And our Costco got a restock on toilet paper. My wife and I were out so we swung by and got a package because we were running critically low. One package will last us 2-3 months so we should be covered.
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« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2020, 12:36:27 PM »
I don’t know about where you are, but around here several of the grocery stores offer delivery, but it costs extra and it’s probably swamped right now if they’re even still doing it under these circumstances. At the very least see if they let you order online and have them put it together so they can just drive up, have them load everything into your car, and drive right off. My parents did that today.
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Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2020, 12:37:54 PM »
i edited my previous post...

but re: Costco.
I hear they blocked the return of items the Hoarder/Scalpers took en masse since they all realized they either didn't need that much, couldn't story that much, and most importantly, couldn't see that much at a mark up price to gouge the panic'd shoppers in need.

So good on Costco and all the other stores that stuck the all of them with inventory they can't recoup the money on. Trying to prey on the public in a time of crisis.

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Federally STUDENT LOANS and STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS are now on suspension for 60 days

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« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2020, 12:47:49 PM »
Also, lots of dining places offering free delivery at the moment. So look for some nice deals to be had there if you want to order.
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« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2020, 02:16:09 PM »
We can cut down on the amount people commuting all over everyday and actually extend the amount of hours of productivity for all those that can actually do their jobs from home (which is probably 60% of most office jobs).

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so many hour commuting wasted on the trip back and forth. They could've been working for an extra hour or two and still had time for themselves and/or family.

What are you?  A deranged CEO?  I just gained almost two hours of free time from switching to working from home and you suggest I work MORE HOURS?  I get more free time, I get the same amount of work done for my employer, and I use less gasoline and output less emissions by driving less.  It is win-win for me, my employer, and society as a whole so why suggest we work more?

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« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2020, 03:39:58 PM »
I'm strongly considering leaving my job at Walmart because of all of this.  I live with my mother who has issues with her immune system so every day I go to work puts her at risk. All of this for a job that pays like **** and that I pretty much hate just isn't worth it.
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« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2020, 04:00:27 PM »
We can cut down on the amount people commuting all over everyday and actually extend the amount of hours of productivity for all those that can actually do their jobs from home (which is probably 60% of most office jobs).

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so many hour commuting wasted on the trip back and forth. They could've been working for an extra hour or two and still had time for themselves and/or family.

What are you?  A deranged CEO?  I just gained almost two hours of free time from switching to working from home and you suggest I work MORE HOURS?  I get more free time, I get the same amount of work done for my employer, and I use less gasoline and output less emissions by driving less.  It is win-win for me, my employer, and society as a whole so why suggest we work more?

it's a compromise as a suggestion to let the companies allow us all to telecommute, stating that we would have more time to work extra hours if we didn't have to spend so much time commuting to and from work.  of course you could use that time to instead have more self time and or family time and not need to put in extra time while at the same time lowering your carbon footprint.

Definite win win.

Edit: Illinois is now under Shelter in Place order.
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