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  • Dumb/Funny Things That You Thought Were True When You Were a Kid....

    My grandfather was a blue collar worker (sanitation, parks cleanup etc.) and always voted Republican. As a kid I always thought the Republican party cared about the working class. What a sweet summer child I was. 
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  • 804 - The Last of the Starks

    mjmullady said:
    Apologies if this was already pondered. But clearly they were waiting for a Dany at dragonstone So clearly either they knew she was coming or just were lucky and waited. 
    My question is, who is the leak? His was before Varys began talking treason so is there someone else or will we end up never knowing?
    The leak is the plot.
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  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Denmark's stimulus plan:

    Basically, if a company keeps a worker on the payroll rather than lay them off, the government will pay 75% of their salary.

    Based on GDP the same cost in the US would be 2.5 trillion dollars. Yet the US is proposing a 2 trillion dollar plan with a one time check of 1200 dollars for people. I don't even understand. The odds are so in favor of corporations in this country that it's laughable. I say this as someone who will not lose my job. 

    I'm so sorry for all the people who need help and the government failing them. :(
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    MichaelG said:
    Jim said:
    Giovanni said:
    My wife is getting better, but both my kid and I have fevers. Wish there was a way to get tested, but our state took the stance of only testing those who end up hospitalized. I understand the logic, but not knowing really sucks. 
    I hope you and your family are going to be ok. If it you start feeling much worse, definitely go to the hospital and try to get tested. I also just read that @Garthgou81 had a power issue. I'm really glad you made it through that, buddy. It sounded rough. Everyone be safe! Take the precautions seriously and we'll get through this in time.
    How are you guys doing @Giovanni? What state are you in?

    Maybe this is implied in Jim’s comment, but don’t just go into the hospital if things get worse. Stay in contact with your health care provider and seek direction from them. If you or they think you should be hospitalized, call ahead so they can prepare to intake safely and reduce exposure to/from others. Hospitals are also high risk places to get the virus from others, intensity varies based on location. Out here in the PNW I’m not going near a hospital unless my provider says it’s absolutely necessary. Right now health care workers and hospital patients are the majority of people being tested, which kinda sucks. 

    On the bright side, our slope of cases isn’t rising aggressively, and rate of positive results for tests is relatively low compared to the rest of the country. We did upwards of 4000 tests in WA yesterday. 

    Edit: we now have drive through testing for high risk population and health care workers! It’s bit much but it’s a start:

    @Jim @MichaelG Thank you both for your concern. We're doing okay. No problems breathing or anything like that. My kid's fever seems to have gotten better today. I still have a fever for about three days now. Main issue is the persistent headache and feeling tired. 

    We live MN. I've been reading our department of health website, so I know what to do if things suddenly got worse. Luckily, we don't have any pre-existing conditions or anything that would put us the high risk group. Hopefully we'll all be feeling better in a few days!  Thank you again for your concern. 

    Hope everyone is able to stay safe and healthy through this. 
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    I found this of Reddit last week and thought it was funny:

    Agree 100% with Chamath. The system is rigged for the rich. We created a socalist system for the rich and wealthy, but not the poor. For the poor and middle class it's all bootstraps, you better work your ass off AND be incredibly lucky. Makes me furious whenever I think about it. 
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Really sorry about your job @JaimieT. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. 

    Update on my health. We're in day 18 of our quarantine. Week two I developed some chest pains, started on my left and then right side. Luckily, breathing never got too bad. We're about 95% recovered now. Hope there will be a test one day to check immunity. 

    Hope you all are staying healthy and sane through these times. My heart goes out to anyone who's struggling with thier job situation. 
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    MrX said:
    We're now up to two GOP senators who sold off stocks after a (non-public) COVID-19 briefing in late January. So they were worried enough to protect their financial interest but not do their duty to help protect us from an imminent pandemic. Yikes.
    This is absolutely insane. People in power who are greedy and corrupt, imagine that. Should be forced to resign.

  • DEVS

    I dunno if other people disagree but I think if you aren't sold by the end of the second episode I don't know if there's anything that's going to change your mind. It never felt slow to me, I was gripped the whole series.
    There was never a moment I was bored either. Agree, that if you're finding aspects of it boring then it's probably not the show for you. 

    I loved it. Top ten all time for me. 

  • Dark (2017) - Spoilers and discussions

    OMG! I can't believe the 3rd season is going to be coming out next month! EXCITED! 
  • MLB 2018

    Chinaski said:
    bummer. super fun year so can't help but be optimistic for next year when we don't have +5 SP on the DL.

    fist bump to @MrX and go BoSox at this point vs those asshole.

    p.s. Aaron Boone's face still sucks.
    Nice season for Oakland, if they were playing someone else I probably would root for them. 

    Not sure why you hate the Yankees so much, might want to work on that anger management. 

    The American league series' should both be real good.