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Roland99's Journal
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March 2, 2020

So, how much would THIS cost?

Shut down everything for 2-3 weeks in the US. Govt issues “quarantine checks” to every household to make up for lost wages, maybe only at, oh, say, 80% of wages? All bills due receive a one-month forbearance

Obviously having enough food/toiletries/etc would be a huge issue to resolve and this is all probably way too cost prohibitive but we shouldn’t be in deficit spending for the current state of the economy. Deficit spending is supposed to be during down times to protect the economy and all Americans

I dunno. Just a wild thought....

March 2, 2020

Wait?? That's all we needed to do to get a vaccine???

President Trump has asked pharmaceutical companies to "accelerate" the coronavirus vaccine.


March 2, 2020

US markets bouncing up decently

Dow 1.72%

S&P 500 1.48%

Nasdaq 1.39%

GlobalDow 1.12%

Gold 1.64%
March 2, 2020

China - Uyghurs for sale - 'Re-education', forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang


The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority1 citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen.

This report estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps.2 The estimated figure is conservative and the actual figure is likely to be far higher. In factories far away from home, they typically live in segregated dormitories,3 undergo organised Mandarin and ideological training outside working hours,4 are subject to constant surveillance, and are forbidden from participating in religious observances.5 Numerous sources, including government documents, show that transferred workers are assigned minders and have limited freedom of movement.6

China has attracted international condemnation for its network of extrajudicial ‘re-education camps’ in Xinjiang.7 This report exposes a new phase in China’s social re-engineering campaign targeting minority citizens, revealing new evidence that some factories across China are using forced Uyghur labour under a state-sponsored labour transfer scheme that is tainting the global supply chain.


Since 2017, more than a million Uyghurs and members of other Turkic Muslim minorities have disappeared into a vast network of ‘re-education camps’ in the far west region of Xinjiang,11 in what some experts call a systematic, government-led program of cultural genocide.12 Inside the camps, detainees are subjected to political indoctrination, forced to renounce their religion and culture and, in some instances, reportedly subjected to torture.13 In the name of combating ‘religious extremism’,14 Chinese authorities have been actively remoulding the Muslim population in the image of China’s Han ethnic majority.

Not sure how this could ever fully be rectified and monitored
March 2, 2020

U.S. stock futures sink, suggesting the worst isn't over for Wall Street


U.S. stock market futures fell sharply late Sunday, suggesting further losses when trading begins Monday, following the worst week on Wall Street since 2008.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -0.65% initially fell more than 300 points, but stabilized and were last down around 250 points. S&P 500 futures ES00, -0.87% and Nasdaq Compoosite futures NQ00, -0.86% were down around 1%.

Asian market update

Another painful session for global markets began Monday with a slump in equities and a slide in sovereign bond yields, as investors reacted to a much deeper decline in China’s manufacturing than expected, and the continued spread of the coronavirus.

Japanese stocks opened 1.3% lower, and S&P 500 futures slumped over 1%, with a signal from the Federal Reserve Friday that it’s open to easing policy providing little comfort. Australian and New Zealand 10-year yields set new record lows and Treasury yields slid below 1.1%. Moves did ease somewhat in currencies in early trading and oil pared its losses, while South Korea’s won climbed on strong trade data.
March 1, 2020

Coronavirus: USPS employee in Washington state tests positive for virus

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — KIRO-TV found out Saturday evening that a Seattle area U.S. Postal Service employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

A corporate communications spokesperson said the employee works at a Seattle Network Distribution Center located in Federal Way, Washington.

The Network Distribution Center is a mail processing plant that distributes USPS marketing mail and package services in piece and bulk form and does not handle letter mail. No mail is delivered from the facility.

The spokesperson said USPS has been consulting with the county health department and was informed that the risk to other employees is low.

Hope they nip this in the bud
March 1, 2020

Covid-19 - Daily case increases outside of China


Magnitude is VERY important here (this is log scale, as well). China VASTLY dominates total current cases. There are 6K cases outside of China, currently. There are 79K IN CHINA. This chart shows the epidemic outside of China is exploding and no sign of plateau. 3/

This is an easier representation of the prior data. New cases being reported outside of China have just begun to take off. We have VERY variable reporting as well (e.g., Italy has NOT reported recently - when they do, the number will jump, etc.). 4/


Thread/ #Covid19 charts/data to start your day. Good news is that China seems to have MOSTLY contained this. Every bit of data coming from #China indicates that worst is behind them. The bad news is that outside of China is starting to explode, albeit still at lower scale. 1/

(((Howard Forman)))

Daily Death rate is dominated by China. Of the 57 new deaths reported, 47 were in China (9 in Iran). You MIGHT be able to hide new active cases. It is much harder to hide deaths. The trend is favorable (we want to see it continue for a few more days before we applaud). 2/

March 1, 2020

Biden wins SC on Sat. Twitler & Co re-start Hunter propaganda Monday?

Wouldn’t surprise me

Meant to post this here. Always trips me up when I’m IN this forum and click to start a new thread and I end up posting in GD

February 29, 2020

25th Amendment. Now.


Trump concludes CPAC by hugging the American flag while saying, "I love you baby."

I honestly have no words

He’s demented

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