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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:02 AM

"What we're seeing is the working poor being wiped out."

California ER doctor Brad Spellberg said that just now in an NBC interview about the devastating toll of Covid. Dr. Karl Chudnofsky talked about how the disease basically suffocates people.

The piece ended by saying that more beds arenít a problem itís additional qualified staff thatís limited. And still people donít care. One astonished overworked ER nurse recounted driving home only to come upon a large unmasked group of people at an auto show. Another nurse expressed fears about her familyís safety.

No words for the heartlessness of people.




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Reply "What we're seeing is the working poor being wiped out." (Original post)
live love laugh Aug 2020 OP
Freelancer Aug 2020 #1
bringthePaine Aug 2020 #3
PatrickforO Aug 2020 #14
3Hotdogs Aug 2020 #2
NonPC Aug 2020 #10
Cosmocat Aug 2020 #15
Freelancer Aug 2020 #18
Manifestor_of_Light Aug 2020 #21
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #19
3Hotdogs Aug 2020 #20
CanonRay Aug 2020 #4
Captain Zero Aug 2020 #6
Texin Aug 2020 #5
infullview Aug 2020 #9
Delmette2.0 Aug 2020 #16
Delmette2.0 Aug 2020 #17
DonCoquixote Aug 2020 #12
rwsanders Aug 2020 #7
Glorfindel Aug 2020 #11
gratuitous Aug 2020 #8
Ford_Prefect Aug 2020 #13

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:00 AM

3. being a dumbfuck is no damn excuse - they should quarantine, involuntarily if necessary

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:51 AM

14. To me it is a real thing. But to each their own.

And, yes, it is a sign of the times that Trump, the great Demon-in-Chief, has politicized the one thing that actually can work to mitigate the number of cases. Each day, particularly after I held my nose and watched that Axios interview in its entirety, I think that if Trump isn't the Father of Lies, he is related.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:37 AM

2. Yes, I think the Sturgis Rally is bullshit. But working poor?

Ya got these guys with a $25k Harley, in addition to the family car. They ain't that poor.

Yes, the bike is a working class attractant. That and old retired guys. Maybe, thanks to Trump and GOP, they soon may be poor but if they're on a bike, going to Sturgis, they ain't poor yet.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:20 AM

10. Wait Until They Get Home

The repo man will be waiting for some of them. The last hurrah before losing everything.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:52 AM

15. Yep

there might have been a time when it was "working poor" but now ...

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:40 PM

21. What? People still use chain wallets?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 07:02 PM

19. I'm still scraping together money for a Camaro.

It will be my way of showing the world that I'm classy and successful.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 07:31 PM

20. A Camaro and a 6 of Colt 45



You're king of your neighborhood.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:01 AM

4. Then that's the end of the so called service economy

because the working poor were the fuel.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:11 AM

6. nah, they will just downsize, rightsize and crush the middle class into those jobs now...

nt

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:03 AM

5. That's sadly true.

It's a gutless and stunningly heartless decision by retrumplicans to let this happen. I don't think they went into this with those intentions necessarily, but in enabling tRump's disastrous inaction and his shambling through this early on, they made the determination that there was nothing that could be done quickly enough to ameliorate the mounting damage of tRump's decisions. They then made the decision that it was preferable in their minds and investment accounts to get everyone back in the workplace come hell or high water and damn the consequences. These fuckwads are so short-sighted that they can't even grasp that once the working people of this country are decimated because this disease and the piss poor retrumplican-controlled healthcare system, they are in real time murdering the very people that not only fill the cheap labor jobs that drive the engine, they are the ones that the rich rely on to buy their goods and services. They're killing their workforce and killing their bottom line.

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Response to Texin (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:18 AM

9. So true.

Muffy, the chauffeur died. Who are we going to get to replace him. Trump's gonna have difficulty find more undocumented labor to make the beds in Drumpf tower.

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Response to infullview (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:08 PM

16. The maids don't change the sheets or wipe down the most touched items.

I think they know how dangerous their job is. Just leave the virus to the next rich guest. I'm referencing off the Inside Edition video about hotels and cleaning hotel rooms.

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Response to infullview (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:09 PM

17. The maids don't change the sheets or wipe down the most touched items.

I think they know how dangerous their job is. Just leave the virus to the next rich guest. I'm referencing off the Inside Edition video about hotels and cleaning hotel rooms.

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Response to Texin (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:42 AM

12. they are the ones that the rich rely on to buy their goods and services.

well,problem is,India and China have sold them on the idea that these "new markets' will make up for it, be it in movies or anything else..the fine print is that India and China plan on making their own crop of Billionaires,who will then cut them out of the markets. Bombay and Beijing know better than to allow the Billionaire to think they are above rules; no they will not bring baseball bats to a cricket game and insist the game be changed to suit them.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:15 AM

7. Lack of universal healthcare is EUGENICS

Conservatives in this country are monsters. It can't be called genocide because it is directed at the poor.
So what is the correct term?

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Response to rwsanders (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:34 AM

11. "Politicide"

"Politicide: the murder of any person or people by a government because of their politics or for political purposes."

Source: https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/DBG.CHAP2.HTM

Interesting article, actually.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:17 AM

8. The Trump administration has flat given up on the United States

As has the entire Republican party. They've crossed the DGAF line and now it's just time to grab as much as you can on the way out the door. Oh, and shred all the incriminating documents.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:45 AM

13. It is the perfect storm culmination of Neo-Liberal and Right-Wing cultural dreams...

Only the piously rich and entitled need apply for aid and access. For everyone else, our fate is ordained by Wall Street and its minions in Congress, the Senate, and the Cabinet. No public service is worthy enough and no excess too barbaric to decline.

Those who suffer and those who toil to save them are both informed they do not deserve consideration and encouraged to find more work, that it will set them free.

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