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Yada

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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #435 on: March 19, 2020, 08:42:52 pm »
Here's my story for the day.

I got mail saying it's time to renew my driver's license ahead of my expiration in early May. Since I need the VA RealID to fly (my passport is also about to expire), I had to go in in person. I don't know if I'll be able to fly in June, but i wanted to make sure my license issues were taken care of today, before the possibility of everything shutting down (indeed they are now shutting down for at least two weeks) and me not having proper id to fly.

When I arrived at DMV shortly after opening, there was a line outside, and letting one person in for each person who went out. The line was about 30 long.

A short time later, someone tried cut the line and a Latina or maybe Middle Eastern looking woman (point is she definitely wasn't Chinese) reported him to the armed security guards. The guards asked the crowd if the guy indeed cut in line and it was confirmed. They booted his ass out the door.

As he was exiting, he muttered "fucking Chinese looking bitch." To which someone called out, "Hey stop that, that's no cool."  I then added "Go to the back of the line you ugly Flava Flav looking motherfucker."

And surprisingly, rather than leaving in embarrassment, Flav went to the back on the line and stood in the cold rain like the rest of us.


https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/tsa-says-expired-licenses-ok-at-airport-security/index.html

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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #436 on: March 19, 2020, 09:57:00 pm »
California issues statewide stay at home order

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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #437 on: March 19, 2020, 10:42:43 pm »
Germany is winning


11,000 cases as of today...20 dead...mortality rate 0.18%

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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #438 on: March 19, 2020, 10:58:12 pm »
Unemployment claims estimated by Goldman Sachs to skyrocket to 2.2 million from 280k



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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #439 on: March 20, 2020, 12:05:18 am »
official count of COVID-19 cases in the US:
3/15: 3,680
3/16: 4,663
3/17: 6,411
3/18: 9,259
3/19: 13,000+
source

yeah, this is going well.

for the more visually-minded, this is what the curve looks like:



we should be at well over 20k tomorrow, and 100k by monday.
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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #440 on: March 20, 2020, 08:08:32 am »

Here's my story for the day.
And surprisingly, rather than leaving in embarrassment, Flav went to the back on the line and stood in the cold rain like the rest of us.
reads like the ending of an American classic
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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #441 on: March 20, 2020, 08:48:12 am »
Germany is winning


11,000 cases as of today...20 dead...mortality rate 0.18%

Germany's numbers do sound a little weird. Only 2 in serious/critical condition, compared to 2500 in Italy, 800 in Spain, and 931 in France?

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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #442 on: March 20, 2020, 08:59:14 am »
official count of COVID-19 cases in the US:
3/15: 3,680
3/16: 4,663
3/17: 6,411
3/18: 9,259
3/19: 13,000+
source

yeah, this is going well.

for the more visually-minded, this is what the curve looks like:



we should be at well over 20k tomorrow, and 100k by monday.

God I hope not but am thinking same thing

I donít know that most people can understand just how bad our governmentís response has been


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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #443 on: March 20, 2020, 09:35:53 am »

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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #444 on: March 20, 2020, 09:41:02 am »
Wow Challenged...

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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #445 on: March 20, 2020, 10:16:02 am »

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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #446 on: March 20, 2020, 10:25:20 am »
Wow Challenged...

Just got an update. Symptoms seem to be moderating.

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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #447 on: March 20, 2020, 10:30:31 am »


Christopher Moore on Twitter:

A modest proposal: Every time someone uses the term "China Virus" reply with , "you mean the Trump Virus" and continue to use the term Trump Virus for the rest of the conversation. You know how he loves putting his name on things, and with those tiny hands...
9:56 AM ∑ Mar 20, 2020∑Twitter Web App

  https://twitter.com/TheAuthorGuy/status/1241000555343839233     


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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #448 on: March 20, 2020, 10:47:46 am »
Wow Challenged...

Just got an update. Symptoms seem to be moderating.

That is very good news!



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Re: COVID-19 2020
« Reply #449 on: March 20, 2020, 12:23:46 pm »
Sometimes I am embarrassed


Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) Tweeted:
This is a moral evil, potentially a crime against humanity: knowingly suffocating a country with a massive outbreak of a fatal virus from obtaining basic medical equipment: https://t.co/g8rRbmqdCn