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14 minutes ago, Teh_Diplomat said:

New unemployment figures... :grimaceright:

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/26/us-unemployment-rate-coronavirus-business

 

 

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People wait in line to sign up for unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

Look at all those socialist lining up for social benefits.... disgusting socialists Amirite? :scust:

 

 

Pull up on your bootstraps and push through this instead of being lazy bums and depending on the government to support you when you lose your job. :grimaceleft:

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1 minute ago, Goukosan said:

Look at all those socialist lining up for social benefits.... disgusting socialists Amirite? :scust:

 

 

Pull up on your bootstraps and push through this instead of being lazy bums and depending on the government to support you when you lose your job. :grimaceleft:

DRUMPF :grimaceright:

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17 hours ago, kaz said:

KOKOJIN ALERT

 

@kokujin

It's 132 bro.  :whoa:

 

Trump bux coming in. I'll be playing FF7 imported. It's actually really tough dialogue and lots of chippi chippy mafioso hipster shit. It's gonna raise my IQ.

I'm also going to finish Harry Potter Book 2 once I find the physical copy.

 

I also gotta move out.  Ack. 

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I wonder if we could do it all over again would it has made more sense to just isolate the elderly and those with compromised immune systems instead of everyone on the planet and have the world come to a halt :sam:

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4 minutes ago, bhytre said:

DRUMPF :grimaceright:

you disgusting socialist pig... you disgust me begging the government for help... lazy bum:scust:

 

 

Am I doing it right? :tom5:

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2 minutes ago, Cookester15 said:

I wonder if we could do it all over again would it has made more sense to just isolate the elderly and those with compromised immune systems instead of everyone on the planet and have the world come to a halt :sam:

I would have put all those baby boomers in (work) camps. Holding the rest of the world hostage for their frailty while they all fucked us over, truly privileged until the bitter end :trump2: 

On a bad day I'd lock thousands of them in stadiums with 1 crate of food for a month and call it The Boomer Games :tom5:

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5 minutes ago, Goukosan said:

you disgusting socialist pig... you disgust me begging the government for help... lazy bum:scust:

 

 

Am I doing it right? :tom5:

HEHE... DRUMPF :grimaceright:

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5 minutes ago, Cookester15 said:

I wonder if we could do it all over again would it has made more sense to just isolate the elderly and those with compromised immune systems instead of everyone on the planet and have the world come to a halt :sam:

Since we now have examples of countries that went on lockdown, and have since released (with limitations) their public and economies.

 

Take a look at articles detailing how the virus exploded onto the scene in South Korea; but they've managed to bring their numbers to a manageable number (as in, not overwhelming their hospitals & staff).

 

Even Taiwan (another democratic nation) took quick and stiff measures and prevented what occurred (and is still going on) in Iran, Italy & Spain are currently dealing with.


Here's the thing, whether the economy drops 20%, 22%, or 24% - or any other figure, since we won't know until we're in the clear; no one is going to remember that Trump pushing the nation back to work early helped prevent a further 4-5% decline. However; if this pandemic is still rolling through states into May, June, July then you're going to have serious problems.

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11 hours ago, Team 2019 said:

China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters

With hundreds of millions of people now isolating themselves around the world, the novel coronavirus pandemic has become a truly global event. And while its geopolitical implications should be considered secondary to matters of health and safety, those implications may, in the long term, prove just as consequential—especially when it comes to the United States’ global position. Global orders have a tendency to change gradually at first and then all at once. In 1956, a botched intervention in the Suez laid bare the decay in British power and marked the end of the United Kingdom’s reign as a global power. Today, U.S. policymakers should recognize that if the United States does not rise to meet the moment, the coronavirus pandemic could mark another “Suez moment.”

It is now clear to all but the most blinkered partisans that Washington has botched its initial response. Missteps by key institutions, from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have undermined confidence in the capacity and competence of U.S. governance. Public statements by President Donald Trump, whether Oval Office addresses or early-morning tweets, have largely served to sow confusion and spread uncertainty. Both public and private sectors have proved ill-prepared to produce and distribute the tools necessary for testing and response. And internationally, the pandemic has amplified Trump’s instincts to go it alone and exposed just how unprepared Washington is to lead a global response.

The status of the United States as a global leader over the past seven decades has been built not just on wealth and power but also, and just as important, on the legitimacy that flows from the United States’ domestic governance, provision of global public goods, and ability and willingness to muster and coordinate a global response to crises. The coronavirus pandemic is testing all three elements of U.S. leadership. So far, Washington is failing the test.

As Washington falters, Beijing is moving quickly and adeptly to take advantage of the opening created by U.S. mistakes, filling the vacuum to position itself as the global leader in pandemic response. It is working to tout its own system, provide material assistance to other countries, and even organize other governments. The sheer chutzpah of China’s move is hard to overstate. After all, it was Beijing’s own missteps—especially its efforts at first to cover up the severity and spread of the outbreak—that helped create the very crisis now afflicting much of the world. Yet Beijing understands that if it is seen as leading, and Washington is seen as unable or unwilling to do so, this perception could fundamentally alter the United States’ position in global politics and the contest for leadership in the twenty-first century.

They can do something about all the viruses that come out of their own damn country. 

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3 minutes ago, GeorgeW1000 said:

They can do something about all the viruses that come out of their own damn country. 

According to GS4U, they already have. :face:

 

 

#ManMade
#ColloidalSilver
#BunkersforEndTimes

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1 hour ago, SheepKilla said:

Lol it's pathetic how they rush to blame him. As if not realizing that all the liberal governors they love could've taken action whenever they wanted to, independent of Trump.

 

REEF :rofl:

Yeah it doesn’t really make any sense to bash one person. Though I do believe the lockdown should be nationwide and should have started two+ weeks ago. 
 

also NYC needs entirely shut down. No one in or out of the city. 

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13 minutes ago, Teh_Diplomat said:

Since we now have examples of countries that went on lockdown, and have since released (with limitations) their public and economies.

 

Take a look at articles detailing how the virus exploded onto the scene in South Korea; but they've managed to bring their numbers to a manageable number (as in, not overwhelming their hospitals & staff).

 

Even Taiwan (another democratic nation) took quick and stiff measures and prevented what occurred (and is still going on) in Iran, Italy & Spain are currently dealing with.


Here's the thing, whether the economy drops 20%, 22%, or 24% - or any other figure, since we won't know until we're in the clear; no one is going to remember that Trump pushing the nation back to work early helped prevent a further 4-5% decline. However; if this pandemic is still rolling through states into May, June, July then you're going to have serious problems.

Those are also tiny countries with much much smaller populations, it's not apples to apples comparisons.  

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11 minutes ago, Teh_Diplomat said:

According to GS4U, they already have. :face:

 

 

#ManMade
#ColloidalSilver
#BunkersforEndTimes

All chiner had to do was close their damn airports. :scust:

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https://nypost.com/2020/03/25/nypd-disperses-hasidic-crowds-at-brooklyn-yeshiva-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

The NYPD dispersed crowds of Hasidic Jews who showed up to get free food at a Brooklyn Yeshiva amid the coronavirus outbreak in New York on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The free-food offer at the Yeshiva on Keap Street near Division Avenue in Williamsburg drew long lines of people from the community when they opened their doors from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., police said.

“More people showed up than initially anticipated,” a police spokesperson said.

“Officers from the 90 Precinct along with the Shomrim Patrol responded to assist with social distancing for those individuals on line,” the NYPD added.

By afternoon, crowds of people from the community were seen about two blocks away near Division Avenue and Wilson Street, a witness told The Post.

“The crowd seemed to be mostly women and children,” the witness said.

“Cops showed up, and they were using their megaphones to tell them to spread out and go home,” they added.

Last week, members of the Orthodox community openly defied social distancing orders Tuesday by hosting raucous weddings with hundreds of guests.

New York is SO fucked wtf is their problem  :mindblown:

 

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

The US is overtaking Italy with numbers of confirmed active cases by tomorrow, the day to day jumps are messed up 

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9 minutes ago, bhytre said:

https://nypost.com/2020/03/25/nypd-disperses-hasidic-crowds-at-brooklyn-yeshiva-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

The NYPD dispersed crowds of Hasidic Jews who showed up to get free food at a Brooklyn Yeshiva amid the coronavirus outbreak in New York on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The free-food offer at the Yeshiva on Keap Street near Division Avenue in Williamsburg drew long lines of people from the community when they opened their doors from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., police said.

“More people showed up than initially anticipated,” a police spokesperson said.

“Officers from the 90 Precinct along with the Shomrim Patrol responded to assist with social distancing for those individuals on line,” the NYPD added.

By afternoon, crowds of people from the community were seen about two blocks away near Division Avenue and Wilson Street, a witness told The Post.

“The crowd seemed to be mostly women and children,” the witness said.

“Cops showed up, and they were using their megaphones to tell them to spread out and go home,” they added.

Last week, members of the Orthodox community openly defied social distancing orders Tuesday by hosting raucous weddings with hundreds of guests.

New York is SO fucked wtf is their problem  :mindblown:

 

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

The US is overtaking Italy with numbers of confirmed active cases by tomorrow, the day to day jumps are messed up 

Complete idiots. 

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26 minutes ago, Cookester15 said:

Those are also tiny countries with much much smaller populations, it's not apples to apples comparisons.  

:mindblown:

 

 

I'm talking about how densely population countries effectively (and quickly) brought the pandemic under manageable numbers, compared to those that did not.

 

The virus isn't going to recognize borders, or population count - apart from helping it to spread faster; so there are lessons to be learned from those countries; which was effectively your question: "Knowing what we know now, should/could we have done it differently?"

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46 minutes ago, Cookester15 said:

Those are also tiny countries with much much smaller populations, it's not apples to apples comparisons.  

Governments don't operate solely at the federal level. 

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5 minutes ago, Hot Sauce said:

Governments don't operate solely at the federal level. 

Asians are quite accustomed to authoritarian governments and tight control. The white man can't be held down. :trump3:

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