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  • Eating Their Own. And their $$$

    You all got me rollin'. If this is how all the political threads would go then I'm in favor of bringing them back. Great job, everyone!
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  • Extreme Sports for Jim to try

    Why did I watch that whole Chess Boxing documentary? I don't have time for that today! Also, I would 100% participate in that moon boot aerobics class.
  • Twitch Watch Party: The Expanse, Season 1, Episodes 5-6 - Friday 5/1 @ 9PM ET

    Nope, but I also know nothing about The Sound of Music.
  • We're doing a Netflix Party for Tiger King (March 28th, 7pm Eastern)

    I've kinda been eyeing this crazy Tiger King thing and someone brought it up in a lunch question this week. Cecily said she was interested and this Netflix Party stuff works super well so why not stream us watching the episode and cracking jokes?!

    You can go here for details on how to get set up for it: http://baldmove.com/netflix-party/

    I'll be drinking. Cecily will probably be drinking. Freddy will definitely be drinking. Hell, he might even be the Tiger King, I dunno, I haven't seen it yet. Hope you'll join us!
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Giovanni said:
    Denmark's stimulus plan: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/denmark-freezing-its-economy-should-us/608533/

    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. :(
    Maybe I'm completely naive about how our / the world's economy works but I've thought for a while now that the U.S. should just pause all payments / interest / fees on everything and shut down the stock market for a few weeks / months. Tell everyone non-essential to stay home. Everyone essential (food distribution, healthcare workers, electric / water, etc) can take extra precautions and continue working to keep the country running during the pause. Pay them for their work as well. The biggest hurdle is certainly compliance but starting with banks and credit cards companies would get you 90% of the way there, yes? Once the virus settles down, you could create an oversight group that people can submit claims of wrongful fees / interest they were charged during that period.

    From what I can tell, money is only the incentive that gets people to do the things necessary to run our country. Right now we have another pretty strong incentive!

    Tell me I'm crazy. I'm happy to hear that it wouldn't work if I can learn a little in the process.