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Old 03-18-2020, 08:55 AM   #141
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:00 AM   #142
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BUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUTBUT

If we ever relax the suppression levels back to "mitigation" policies, we go right back to 2 million people dead within three months.

This continues until there is a disseminated vaccine, currently 18 months from now.
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This is a model.

All eyes now should be on China who did about two months of suppression and are now trying to relax that and return to mitigation. If there's another Chinese outbreak, we need to be in lockdown for 18 months.
Exactly. Currently staring at China...

It does say we could return to mitigation for a month or so at a time, ideally staggering areas / cities when doing so. Fuuuuuuck.

I would like to think we could start making ventilators at a frenzied pace in order to start to make up that 30% shortage.
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:02 AM   #143
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Also, I am interested to see what this virus does for our overall death rate. I would think it would start to drop sharply just based on the number of cars off the road and people inside. Of course you’ll have domestic issues and such, but it seems most people will be ‘safer.’
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:19 AM   #144
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Also, I am interested to see what this virus does for our overall death rate. I would think it would start to drop sharply just based on the number of cars off the road and people inside. Of course you’ll have domestic issues and such, but it seems most people will be ‘safer.’
I have a half-baked theory I've been developing for a few days.... This is very macro-level, theoretical, generalized.


Is this pandemic a sort of natural, ecosystem response to over-population and climate change?

Losing 3% of the world population does a lot to reduce our carbon footprint, fossil fuel consumption, creeping spread of development into wildreness, etc.
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I saw that healthcare workers in CO are blocking the cars from protesting.

I really didn’t want to go there but: fuck these people. Nurses make $100k/year with full benefits. I don’t feel sorry for them at all that they might catch a flu that’s not going to do anything to them. Such a stupid opportunity that they’re fully exploiting to jerk themselves off.
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The fact that they came outside in their scrubs - which they’re supposed to be keeping as clean and “uncompromised” as possible - tells you it was virtue signaling in an attempt to go viral. Just like all of the dumb TikTok videos that bored nurses in empty hospitals have been putting together across the country the last few weeks
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:34 AM   #145
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I have a half-baked theory I've been developing for a few days.... This is very macro-level, theoretical, generalized.


Is this pandemic a sort of natural, ecosystem response to over-population and climate change?

Losing 3% of the world population does a lot to reduce our carbon footprint, fossil fuel consumption, creeping spread of development into wildreness, etc.
Well, that was sort of what raised my question. For years people like my dave and comedians like Bill Burr have said either we needed something like this to thin the herd or the planet would ‘self correct.’ We couldn’t destroy the planet. As dave said, “the earth will shake the human population off like a fly on a dog and be just fine.” But maybe this will actually do the opposite?
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Old 03-18-2020, 02:52 PM   #146
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Haven’t read the thread yet. The whole thing is absolutely retarded virtue signaling #flattenthecurve. Yup, the virus is serious and the hospitals will get clogged. But is it worth taking our bubble economy and forcing our country into depression? Is it worth handing over all your rights to martial law? The social unrest and violence that will result from the economic implications will dwarf anything corona. I suggest everybody own precious metals and not toilet paper
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According to S&P, the global economy is already in recession and will be for at least the entire second quarter.
A recession is two quarters of negative GDP. Yup, we’re probably in recession, but if the second quarter turned positive, it wouldn’t be recession. The problem is not corona, it’s the pin that pricked the bubble. We’ve seen how consumers and corporate America can’t even handle a couple of bad weeks without having their hands out for a bailout. They won’t be able to pay their debt - which they have a ton - boom another financial crisis. Then we just get the same lame solutions - deficit spending and the fed monetizing.

All these businesses need to fail. Even dumbass Warren wants to bail them out *with regulations.* let these companies fail and wipe out the shareholders!
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:02 PM   #148
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Today, the Fed announced they will purchase $10 billion worth of bonds from cities and states to support them in being able to treat and prepare for the pandemic.

Hahahahahaha, just kidding! They're buying $10 billion dollars of corporate bonds to prop up businesses. Who cares about living breathing people, there's corporations to save!

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This is a backdoor bank bailout. They’re the ones who will be going to the window with these junk assets as collateral. But as a liberal, you need the fed to print money for all the government spending it requires.
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I'm not trying to be anecdotal, but I AM the landlord. There are a few lawyers in my office and we all own the building together and rent a one bedroom apartment, an engineer's office (no employees) and a small constrution company (3 people).


I'm relying on the rent money to just cover my personal bills.


Many small businesses are like that, little storefronts with apartments upstairs to supplement income. So waiving rents may make it even worse.
Just to use me as an example, I pay $400 a month for health insurance. I pay $100 a month for car insurance. I have a couple hundred bucks a month for utilities. And I need food. So I need about $1,000 a month in income if rent and mortgages are suspended.


I've got savings and I'll be able to continue working some and all, not trying to get a kickstarter or anything, just trying to be an example of the real economic pain this country is in for, because I'm still in a pretty enviable situation, and it's pretty bad.
Awwwww I feel so bad for you Mario

You’re all on board with the liberals coming to take stuff from other people, but when they come for you, it’s not ok. Nobody cares about your sob story. I’ve stuck up for people like you and you mocked me
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Awwwww I feel so bad for you Mario

You’re all on board with the liberals coming to take stuff from other people, but when they come for you, it’s not ok. Nobody cares about your sob story. I’ve stuck up for people like you and you mocked me
Off your meds again? Literally no idea what you're talking about.
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I saw that healthcare workers in CO are blocking the cars from protesting.

I really didn’t want to go there but: fuck these people. Nurses make $100k/year with full benefits. I don’t feel sorry for them at all that they might catch a flu that’s not going to do anything to them. Such a stupid opportunity that they’re fully exploiting to jerk themselves off.
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The fact that they came outside in their scrubs - which they’re supposed to be keeping as clean and “uncompromised” as possible - tells you it was virtue signaling in an attempt to go viral. Just like all of the dumb TikTok videos that bored nurses in empty hospitals have been putting together across the country the last few weeks
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It blows my mind that people have access to the numbers coming out of Italy, Iran, etc. and they still refuse to take this seriously. I know it’s hopelessly out of fashion to think in terms of a “society” and not just what you personally want, but YOU WILL FUCKING KILL PEOPLE YOU ABSOLUTE PIECE OF SHIT ASSHOLE!
Um no. A lot of the people who die of corona are going to die of something very soon anyway. That's part of being old. If the at risk populations stay inside and isolate themselves, there's no reason that healthy people should be locked in their houses and force a global depression. And speaking of the numbers coming out of Italy...they're on lockdown but still reporting record breaking days. We have no data point of any country just letting this thing run its course so no way to do how much giving a fuck actually helps. The economic repercussions of this thing are going to be WAY worse than the virus. Just fucking wait.
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:24 PM   #153
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Off your meds again? Literally no idea what you're talking about.
You're constantly pushing for liberal policies to steal from people and give to "more deserving people." Now they want to steal from you - the landlord - and give to the tenant. I don't feel bad for you at all. Hypocrisy off the charts. You're probably in line at the gun shop right now too
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You're constantly pushing for liberal policies to steal from people and give to "more deserving people." Now they want to steal from you - the landlord - and give to the tenant. I don't feel bad for you at all. Hypocrisy off the charts. You're probably in line at the gun shop right now too
Not at all what I said, but that's never stopped you before.

The point was that the proposed policy (rent abatement) isn't as helpful as it seems because so many small business owners are also landlords, therefore the policy undercuts itself. It's just shuffling deck chairs around instead of creating a positive change


But that's always been far too complicated an analysis for your tiny little reptile brain.

Go down to florida and play on the beach with all the other morons and get infected and die together.
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I saw that healthcare workers in CO are blocking the cars from protesting.

I really didn’t want to go there but: fuck these people. Nurses make $100k/year with full benefits. I don’t feel sorry for them at all that they might catch a flu that’s not going to do anything to them. Such a stupid opportunity that they’re fully exploiting to jerk themselves off.
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:30 PM   #155
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Not at all what I said, but that's never stopped you before.

The point was that the proposed policy (rent abatement) isn't as helpful as it seems because so many small business owners are also landlords, therefore the policy undercuts itself. It's just shuffling deck chairs around instead of creating a positive change


But that's always been far too complicated an analysis for your tiny little reptile brain.

Go down to florida and play on the beach with all the other morons and get infected and die together.
Oh really? A liberal policy that is supposed to help less fortunate backfiring???? That's never happened before

You are higher on the totem pole than your peasant tenants. You're just pissed that they're not going after somebody even higher on totem pole. Typical liberal hypocrisy - take from other people not me!

Who do you think these states and municipalities are coming after when their pension funds shit the bed from the stock market crash? Your property taxes are going to be the fucking bank to pay for all the free loaders in your community. Enjoy!
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Oh really? A liberal policy that is supposed to help less fortunate backfiring???? That's never happened before

You are higher on the totem pole than your peasant tenants. You're just pissed that they're not going after somebody even higher on totem pole. Typical liberal hypocrisy - take from other people not me!
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I saw that healthcare workers in CO are blocking the cars from protesting.

I really didn’t want to go there but: fuck these people. Nurses make $100k/year with full benefits. I don’t feel sorry for them at all that they might catch a flu that’s not going to do anything to them. Such a stupid opportunity that they’re fully exploiting to jerk themselves off.
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You're just in denial. You talk a big socialist game and act all sanctimonious when they actually come after your property - which is 100% what's happening. Who could've seen that coming?! Good luck! Commercial real estate is beyond fucked
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Um no. A lot of the people who die of corona are going to die of something very soon anyway. That's part of being old. If the at risk populations stay inside and isolate themselves, there's no reason that healthy people should be locked in their houses and force a global depression. And speaking of the numbers coming out of Italy...they're on lockdown but still reporting record breaking days. We have no data point of any country just letting this thing run its course so no way to do how much giving a fuck actually helps. The economic repercussions of this thing are going to be WAY worse than the virus. Just fucking wait.
This is my Dad’s stance. And he’s 74. “All these people you’re saving will be long dead by the time the economy recovers from this. I’d gladly sacrifice a few years at the end of the line instead on my grandchildren's future.”
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This is my Dad’s stance. And he’s 74. “All these people you’re saving will be long dead by the time the economy recovers from this. I’d gladly sacrifice a few years at the end of the line instead on my grandchildren's future.”
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The party is over for America. We manufacture nothing, we are lazy freeloaders, and live way beyond our means. It's a rude awakening and it's going to be very ugly (economically), but at least it wasn't a more catastrophic event like a nuclear strike that triggered it. A big chunk of this country makes under $30k/year. You make $50k? You're going to be viewed as a piece of shit 1%er. All these democrat (and republican) socialist policies y'all have been supporting are going to come home to roost. And you're also going to get rid of Trump, good luck with Biden, not that there's a huge difference
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