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by Aresen
Yesterday, 17:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

My decoder ring is on the table beside lunchstealer's.
by Aresen
Yesterday, 14:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

President Donald Trump’s latest target, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, told a radio station Friday that medical supply vendors informed her they’ve been told “not to send stuff” to her state amid the battle against COVID-19. Whitmer, a Democrat, didn’t say if the orders were coming from the White ...
by Aresen
27 Mar 2020, 20:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7523
Views: 352102

Re: Orange is the new President

Just because a crisis leads to a short term bump in the President’s popularity doesn’t mean it will help in the upcoming election. https://www.nytimes.com/1979/12/10/archives/survey-finds-carters-popularity-has-risen-sharply-in-iran-crisis.html That was before the disasterous failed rescue mission ...
by Aresen
27 Mar 2020, 12:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Dangerman wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 12:20
What is going to happen/is happening in Africa? I can't really find any news, even on international services like the BBC and Al Jazeera...
This Youtube live tracking channel has some mention of Africa, but there isn't much info:
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ibn-Battuta
by Aresen
26 Mar 2020, 22:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Which once again pushes one of my buttons. I get why you'd want independent quality control for products imported, say, from China, let alone from less developed nations, but if the Germans in particular have decided some drug or piece of medical equipment is safe and effective, there's a 99.999999...
by Aresen
26 Mar 2020, 20:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7523
Views: 352102

Re: Orange is the new President

We treat them like monkeys because their actions are barely even the actions of primates. I'm 100% serious when I say that you should have to pass a written test on history, economics, statistics, science, and basic medical knowledge before you're allowed to vote. And yes, I know how much racist hi...
by Aresen
26 Mar 2020, 18:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
by Aresen
26 Mar 2020, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

The US has now passed China* in total reported cases:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgylp3Td1Bw

Is this where Americans get together and chant "USA! USA! WE'RE #1" ?

*With the obvious caveat that China's numbers are probably bogus.
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 23:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Pham Nuwen wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 23:11
You just noticed it more is all. We're just jumped up monkeys after all.
Apes.

Great Apes, no less.
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 20:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

OFF Coronavirus's sake!!

OFFS: G7 ministers spike joint statement on COVID-19 after U.S. demands it be called 'Wuhan virus' Any hope of G7 foreign ministers releasing a joint statement on the fight against COVID-19 was killed today after the U.S. insisted the document refer to it as the "Wuhan virus." As originally reported...
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 14:44
It has to have at least crossed Queen Elizabeth's mind now that she might outlive Charles, which is frankly the best chance they have of hanging on to the monarchy for much longer.
Best case is that Chuck pops it first, then Liz shortly after, while Billy 5 is still relatively popular.
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 14:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Highway wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 14:35
That's not what he means with bulk food. He means the open bins of beans or flour or mini chocolate bars that you buy by the pound.
This.

I like Rosebuds® and Smarties® (the Canadian brands, not the candies of the same name you know in the US), both of which are far cheaper in bulk.
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Random covid-19 observations

"Shut down?" By that do you mean, "they were sold out when you got there" or "they actually shut it down and intend no more bulk-food sales during the duration?" The bulk foods sections are covered with plastic sheets and wrapped up in tape. No more bulk food sales for the duration. Which is hell f...
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 13:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 37
Views: 393

Re: Random covid-19 observations

All of the bulk food sections in our local supermarkets have been shut down.

I think "No problem, I'll just get a package of popcorn for snacking."

Nope. Sold out. :(
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 12:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

N.J. man charged with terroristic threats for allegedly coughing on Wegmans worker Falcone was standing close to an employee near the store's prepared food section when the worker asked him to move back, the state attorney general said in a statement. Instead, Falcone stepped closer to her, leaned ...
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 12:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

My point about the Chinese data thing is that Epstein* and a lot of others with the low end death cases use China, and only China, as their bull case for how low the numbers can be kept. Ah. Right. I was thinking more about how the Chinese model - honest reporting or not - is irrelevant to our actu...
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 11:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Also, why is anyone trusting Chinese mortality or infection statistics now and relying on them for projections? I can see using the Korean example, but there is zero chance the numbers coming out of China are accurate. I don't trust the Chinese data. But their truthiness is irrelevant in terms of w...
by Aresen
24 Mar 2020, 23:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Meanwhile, Falwell announces Liberty University will re-open after spring break, and has ordered all faculty to return to campus. https://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/thousands-of-liberty-university-students-expected-to-return-to-campus/article_af2d0986-fd21-5a66-9f9b-a7a755f57b76.html Personally...
by Aresen
24 Mar 2020, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Even 5,000 is likely to be far too low. Consider that US deaths were at 201 on Friday, 417 Sunday night, and now we're over 500 before end-of-business on Tuesday. As for those 47,000 cases -- those are only the confirmed ones, and a tiny number compared to the vast majority of people who have NOT b...
by Aresen
24 Mar 2020, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

The Yglesias tweet isn't sarcasm. It's just standard issue Yglesias. But that Literate Labs tweet. I mean it has to be sarcasm. It just has to. RIGHT??? OOPS. Grabbed nicole's post by mistake. I meant to grab Hugh's. :oops: I was referring to the Literate Labs part of the tweet. Yes. Some people re...
by Aresen
24 Mar 2020, 12:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Hugh Akston wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 11:44
Warren wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 11:55
:lol:

Sarcasm right? RIGHT???
I wish I could be certain it was sarcasm, but some people believe in magic.
by Aresen
23 Mar 2020, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1533
Views: 64909

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

DAR and I are two of the few on this site who remember the stagflation of the 1970s and the 18% interest rates it took to control it.

I think if we get those again, Bernie Sanders is going to look like a moderate.
by Aresen
23 Mar 2020, 14:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12107

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Best wishes Mo. Get well soon. Best to your family as well.
by Aresen
23 Mar 2020, 14:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7523
Views: 352102

Re: Orange is the new President

Unsurprisingly, the narcissist-in-chief wants his own hotels to be bailed out with coronavirus money. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-companies-coronavirus-bailout_n_5e77f1e5c5b62f90bc4cdddf If things really go down the hole, I want the government to execise eminent domain and sieze all...
by Aresen
22 Mar 2020, 12:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3325
Views: 207426

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote:
22 Mar 2020, 11:03
I'm on Team "Please, Fox News viewers, mix chloroquine and azithromycin! Dear Leader said it works! And, unlike your cardiologist who's been coopted by the Deep State, he would never lie to you!"
Piker. Go for KCN