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Messages - Yankguy1

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 12, 2020, 04:35:56 PM »
Disneyland is now closing.

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Baseball / Re: American League
« on: March 12, 2020, 01:51:45 PM »
MLB shutting down.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 12, 2020, 01:44:49 PM »
Some thoughts...

CV19 was transmitted to humans most likely by bat poop and bat flesh.  A lot of viruses start in China because you have 1.3 billion people living much closer to the human food chain, and eating unusual wild fauna.  Many US and European hot spots will develop due to the large number of Asian students who attend universities in the US and Europe.  Think about the college lifestyle for a moment.  It includes these items:

People crowded together in dorms, classrooms, clubs, coffeeshops, cafes, etc.
Expanding one's sexual experiences, often with several partners.
Attending events with large crowds, e.g. sports, concerts, state fairs, street fairs, etc.
Being more asymptomatic wherever you go, due to your youthfulness, and possibly never even knowing you had anything serious.

My daughter cancelled a trip with some friends- they were going to go and stay at a timeshare in Colorado.  I understand the caution - one of her good friends is a physician's assistant who works at a healthcare facility in Omaha.  My daughter teaches music at elementary/middle school.  They don't want to be vectors for CV into situations where older persons would be exposed (for my daughter, that would be both older teachers, and grandparents of the children in her classes)  But the logic and the epidemiological map don't always line up.  If their goal is to avoid being carriers, they will gain more from avoiding the UNL and UNO campuses and nearby nightspots than they will avoiding a remote cabin on a lake in what is still the off-season.  IOW, it's not travel per se, it's your destination points and where you may stop en route. 

Shifting college classes to teleconferencing may be one of the best steps available to us right now.  So far, Harvard and UW are on board, a couple others.
My daughter is a nursing student and while her University classes are going all remote starting Monday she needs to stay on campus to complete her hospital rounds.  She's more worried about her patients than she is for herself  (she's always been that type), so I'll worry about her for her. 

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Basketball / Re: NBA
« on: March 11, 2020, 10:56:59 PM »
Right. They haven't canceled the remainder of the season. Yet.

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Basketball / Re: NBA
« on: March 11, 2020, 10:09:23 PM »
Not quite.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 11, 2020, 02:26:58 PM »
I might be the king of the dodge, but Kidd is definitely the prince of passive aggression.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 11, 2020, 12:35:38 PM »
The independents Trump already grabbed have plenty of reason to stick with him - as the reasons they DID have come to fruition. 

2.  I don't know what you think has come to fruition under Trump that independents approve of.  I know you won't answer that, as you consistently dodge the question on what Trump has accomplished.

First off, there's that wall that Trump built, with Mexican money.
And that big infrastructure plan that created jobs and started rebuilding the aging country.  There's the deficit he tackled and reduced.  And that improved health care system he replaced Obamacare with.

Independents liked those promises and all were kept ...
Red got a tax cut.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 10, 2020, 06:12:54 PM »
I assume you realize your source is satire. I'm glad you credited it though.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 09, 2020, 05:17:33 PM »
Biting commentary from Red. I wonder where it came from.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 09, 2020, 02:04:50 PM »
I don't think Trump should ban large gatherings.  Happy?

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 09, 2020, 01:58:38 PM »
I can't imagine the President having the power to do so.  Though I'm sure he thinks he has such power.

Declaraion of a health emergency would do it. The President can do it through Health and Human Services, thence through the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/aboutlawsregulationsquarantineisolation.html

It's dicy unless it is clearly interstate, but I suspect a challenge would lose.
I think that's a little (but importantly) different from what Kid is asking.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 09, 2020, 01:47:39 PM »
I can't imagine the President having the power to do so.  Though I'm sure he thinks he has such power.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 07, 2020, 10:46:45 PM »
Here's a paragraph from Matt Taibbi article on Bernie,  in Rolling Stone:

. They’ve smeared him as a racist, sexist dupe for Putin, an amateur and back-bencher who doesn’t understand power and can’t “get things done.” 

Now here's Redward's second paragraph...

In the process they have  smeared Bernie as a racist, sexist dupe for Putin, an amateur and back-bencher who doesn’t understand power and can’t “get things done.”   

That Tom Lehrer song about Lobachevski comes to mind.  "Plagiarize!   Let no one's work escape your eyes! "
Poor Red. How hard it must be to let others do your writing for you.
LOL!
Red finds plagiarism amusing.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 07, 2020, 09:02:50 PM »
Here's a paragraph from Matt Taibbi article on Bernie,  in Rolling Stone:

. They’ve smeared him as a racist, sexist dupe for Putin, an amateur and back-bencher who doesn’t understand power and can’t “get things done.” 

Now here's Redward's second paragraph...

In the process they have  smeared Bernie as a racist, sexist dupe for Putin, an amateur and back-bencher who doesn’t understand power and can’t “get things done.”   

That Tom Lehrer song about Lobachevski comes to mind.  "Plagiarize!   Let no one's work escape your eyes! "
Poor Red. How hard it must be to let others do your writing for you.

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