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Roland99

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Hometown: Louisville, KY
Current location: Central FL
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DU Poll - Describe your state of employment

DU represents a wide variety of skills and capabilities. A recent poll showed we skew a bit more to “aged like a fine wine” side of the age spectrum. Curious how everyone is able to handle these weeks on-end of downtime, working from home...or not working at all

Their utter indifference is on display every day. And it's not just the president

How did we ever get to the point that an ENTIRE administration would be filled with sociopaths? And by sociopaths I mean in this way, as described in Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/sociopathy
It is important to note that sociopathy is not a formal diagnosis, but is often invoked in discussing people on the antisocial spectrum, who generally display callous behavior with little regard for others.



This thread is what inspired me to write this post

'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213224075

Twitler has shown many times that he has no sympathy for the weak, for actual victims, for those he deems losers and not winners. McCain (for being shot down and captured; immigrants seeking asylum; physically-impaired (like the mocked reporter in 2016)

And he’s managed to eliminate anyone who was near him who had even the slightest modicum of decency or empathy and has surrounded himself with a cadre of yes-men and women. People who act like leeches just so they can have a sense of the power inherent with the job in the WH or as a Cabinet member.

The entire lot could be enough fodder for 20 years of Criminal Minds episodes, with a couple of offshoot shows thrown in for good measure.

And the supporting staff in congress allow it to continue as all they care about is somehow clinging to control in a world that’s ever-increasing in numbers against them. A fact even admitted to by the president very recently that no republican would ever be elected again if EVERY ELIGIBLE voter was able to actually vote!


Yes, we have a contagion running amok. But it’s not Covid-19. It’s even worse than that.

It's almost like it's been on purpose.

I’m a Software Engineer (for simplicity’s sake) and *I* knew how dangerous this virus was going to be back over two months ago. I wasn’t privy to top secret briefings and briefings with the CDC and with Congress but *I* knew. A 2-3 week-long Great Pause with strict Stay At Home orders from mid-Feb to early March and we’d have been back to business, with behavior and procedural changes in place and travel restrictions.

Now we’re going to be in what will be 6-7 weeks, maybe another 2-3 more after that?? And what will be the economic and human cost for a two-month shutdown vs a 2-3 week one?

And you don’t think this admin knew all that?!?! Of course it did. But they chose to DO NOTHING. NOTHING. And still aren’t doing anywhere near enough.


It’s almost like it’s been on purpose.

Can we class-action sue Twitler for his failure to act?

And sue for lost wages and punitive damages?

I just may be furloughed starting April 19. I’ll be able to burn PTO which will get me thru mid-May but I’m still luckier than most. SO many people are going to be struggling VERY soon

The credit agencies need to be put on hiatus, for one thing, too

And those with medical bills, too?

Ugh. We couldn’t have had a WORSE person as president during all this

Little girl pretends to like mom's cooking! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA!!

https://twitter.com/h8Wankmaggot45/status/1245798821965099008

NYTimes - A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Fauci

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/podcasts/the-daily/coronavirus-fauci.html
Today, we speak with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, about his experience in the trenches of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

...

In conversation with Michael, Dr. Fauci addresses his differences with the president, how he views his role amid “the fog of war” and what he hopes his legacy, and America’s legacy, will be after this crisis.

“I think it will be remembered of really showing what a great country we are. We have been through, as I’ve said, if you look at the history of our country, some extraordinary ordeals. I mean, world wars and diseases and depressions,” he said. “And we’ve gotten through it. I have a great deal of faith in the spirit of the American people. We’re resilient. We’re going to get over this. And this is going to end.”


https://twitter.com/mikiebarb/status/1245688711658057734


Full Audio

WTF?? Engineer tried to crash train into USNS Mercy in Los Angeles: Feds

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/engineer-tried-crash-train-usns-mercy-los-angeles-233500380--abc-news-topstories.html

Around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Moreno allegedly ran the train at full speed off the end of the tracks near the Navy medical boat, smashing through several concrete and chain barriers, before sliding through a parking lot nearly 250 yards from the Mercy, according to the criminal complaint.

No one was injured and the boat wasn't damaged, however, the train leaked a substantial amount of fuel, the complaint said.

A California Highway Patrol officer caught Moreno as he allegedly tried to escape from the scene, according to the complaint. Moreno allegedly told officers and FBI investigators that he deliberately derailed the boat because he was suspicious of the Mercy's intentions and thought it was actually part of a government takeover, the complaint said.

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In an interview with FBI agents, Moreno stated that "he did it out of the desire to ‘wake people up,’" according to the complaint.

DJIA and S&P500 have WORST start to a quarter....Ever.

Dow and S&P 500 at risk of worst start to a quarter in history as investors brace for ‘very, very painful’ weeks of coronavirus
Published: April 1, 2020 at 3:40 p.m. ET
By Mark DeCambre
The Dow needs to exceed a decline of 4.32% and the S&P 500 requires a loss great than 3.69% to register is worst start to a quarter ever
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-and-sp-500-at-risk-of-worst-start-to-a-quarter-in-history-as-investors-brace-for-very-very-painful-weeks-of-coronavirus-2020-04-01


At the close:

Dow 20,943.37 -973.79 -4.44%
S&P 500 2,470.72 -113.87 -4.41%

Nasdaq 7,360.58 -339.52 -4.41%

Traffic at Walmart, Costco and Target falls for the first time in weeks

Traffic at Walmart, Costco and Target falls for the first time in weeks as coronavirus stockpiling behavior shifts
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/traffic-at-walmart-costco-and-target-falls-for-the-first-time-in-weeks-as-coronavirus-stockpiling-behavior-shifts-2020-03-31
Traffic at Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and Target Corp. dropped for the first time in the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic ramped up in the U.S., according to Placer.ai.

Walmart WMT, 0.545% traffic was down 6.7% year-over-year for the third week of March. The previous week, traffic was up 18.4%.

At Costco COST, 0.137% , traffic fell 8.7% year-over-year for the third week of March. The second week of March, traffic jumped 34.7%.

And at Target TGT, 2.323% , traffic slumped 20.5% in the third week of March after climbing 19.2% year-over-year the previous week.


I was at Target recently, about noon, parking lot looked like it looks like on a usual day...at opening. Not noon. Got some fruit and left.

Fl Gov moRon DeSantis FINALLY issues statewide, 30-day #StayAtHome order

https://twitter.com/AmandaDukesWESH/status/1245401742528872450
@AmandaDukesWESH
BREAKING: @GovRonDeSantis says he's issuing a statewide stay at home order to help prevent the spread of the #coronavirus. Says he decided on it after President Trump extended the federal stay at home order for 30 days.


Many counties have already been but hopefully this keeps people home even more even in those counties.


EDIT: FULL EXECUTIVE ORDER

https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-91.pdf

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