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  1. Look on the bright side, at least some things haven't changed.
  2. Downing Street says China faces a 'reckoning' over the coronavirus https://mol.im/a/8163767 via http://dailym.ai/android It seems very premature to begin these conversations, but when normalcy returns, there will have to be some kind of global consensus/Postdam Conference in which China owns this and begins mass scale compensations.
  3. Obviously I don't know your specific situation, but there are going to be a lot of people looking to rent properties in the near future, as so many small businesses will be unable to reopen and large scale businesses will downsize. You may be better off looking at a home equity loan if you need cash as opposed to waiting out this... uncertainty.
  4. There are going to be a lot of desperate people looking to sell their homes ASAP, meaning prices will plummet like never before. 30 percent unemployment, growing debts and credit market nightmares = a lot of people will be unable to afford their homes and will need cash immediately, even at a fraction of the appraised value. Investors are going to make a fortune. As for the commercial markets, stay far, far, far away.
  5. I don't know about all of that, but anytime I see a big happy isolated family like the one in the video, you know it's a horror show behind closed doors. I mean, it looks like the father is about to f-uck his daughter in the opening scenes of "Why We Share a Bed" video.
  6. They should announce Cuomo at the DNC. Seems like he's the country's leader at the moment.
  7. I'm having this irrational, morbid "hope" of seeing more total cases in the USA or order to lower the death percentage. For instance we were at .8 percent yesterday afternoon, then up to 1.3 percent at one point. Right now, it's 467/39455 or 1.18 percent. and now it's 473/40,550, or 1.17 percent. I've got to stop looking at the worldometers site. This isn't healthy.
  8. There may have to be largescale, once unthinkable measures to ensure the economy runs again. Perhaps forced isolation for all seniors and those with health vulnerabilities. Mandatory masks or facial covering fabrics for everyone leaving their homes. Restrictions of treatments and medical resources for convicted and documented criminals. Mandated temperature exams for all workers and consumers in businesses. Smart phone apps that measure body chemistry by some Orwellian agency. Draconian measures for violators.
  9. So the US is at .8 percent death rate? Subject to change every minute I'm sure, but that does seem low compared to a lot of other places. Spoke to soon, now 1.03%.
  10. sh*t, apparently stun guns and tasers require a FOID license in Illinois. With the rise in cops getting the virus, it's time to start taking additional precautions besides a baseball bat by the side of the bed. Before I look at alternate measures, are there other legal alternatives beyond pepper spray?
  11. Well, it's up 11 percent today. Hope you bought some!
  12. According to Dr. Fauci, the CDC's procedure does not involve using other countries' tests during outbreaks. In hindsight it was a fatal mistake and Trump's (hell, everyone really) minimizing the nature of the outbreak certainly didn't light any fires, but ultimately the fault lies in... faulty practices. As for field hospitals and ventilator productions, I'd say that's due to a lack of leadership and proper federal response and standardization. Too many Americans are still in denial.
  13. At least the players are getting paid in full for 2020. The same can't be said for the other sports.
  14. It's hard to say. A total lockdown helped mitigate this nightmare in China, and Italy is begging the world to take dramatic measures. We probably should treat this more as a plague than anything, with a federal moratorium on mortgages and rent, and some kind of subsidy to hourly workers. Now I say this at a coffee shop and I was out yesterday, so I'll admit to some hypocrisy. And just another random thought - the MTA and CTA are still running. You can avoid socializing recreationally, but those systems remain economic lifebloods for New York and Chicago. At some point you have to imagine they'll be shut down.
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