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  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    No, not when, just that NOW is not when.  I have not seen one expert say any state is ready.  Community, county, township, maybe.

    An actual debate about the right time - let's have it.
    DeeGiovanni
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    “Lockdown vs Anti-Lockdown is peak polarization, has every element of highly fractious and counterproductive debates: 

    - assuming the other side is all-or-nothing 
    - strawmen 
    - belief the other side is motivated by contempt
    - false choices
    - nutpicking (finding least sympathetic proponents and using them as emblematic) 
    - self-righteousness, overconfidence in one's predictions
    - not admitting when your side as vaguely formed was wrong (ventilators/hospital capacity predictions and flu-like contagiousness/mortality)
    - belief that what is happening is unique to your society/social system (America is middle of the pack in most dimensions when it comes to this virus).”

                                  - Zaid Jilani
    Experts v willfully ignorant should not be thought of as a debate.
    DeeDemic
  • Back in business!

    This might seem weird to some, but, I'll never watch TWD again, but, I will listen to the podcast.
    DoubleA_RonFlukescalebthrowerbazjensteralexander.klassenA_Ron_Hubbard
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    So Nancy and McConnell screwed essentially every college student in the US.  Students will typically still be a dependent on their parents tax return, and are typically over 17.  Being a dependent disqualifies them for the $1200.  Being older than 17 disqualifies them for the $500.

    Laid off from the restaurant, or campus library . . . rent is due . . . excluded from the stimulus.
    Giovanni
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Be well @JaimieT
    JaimieTcdriveCapeGabeNoelDoctor_NickFlukes