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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 01:44 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


He's decided to make the World Health Organisation the villain now



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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 03:39 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


seremtan wrote:
https://www.newsweek.com/stimulus-checks-may-delayed-trump-requires-us-treasury-print-his-name-them-1497916

wtf :olo:


OMG!



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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 04:21 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The ego is just astounding. Last night's briefing was hilarious as well... reeling off names of companies from a bit of paper, and the constant deflection of any responsibility at all. There always has to be someone else at fault because it's impossible that he could have done anything better!




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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 05:12 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


There's a quote of his from 2005 that states to never accept responsibility for your mistakes and to always find someone else to blame... As I write this it sounds like no one would ever say this as it's obviously terrible advice but then this IS Trump we're talking about.




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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 05:44 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Best part is, the checks go directly to the banks and the treasury has assured them there's nothing to prevent the banks from taking the money and paying off customers' debts with it. The people will get $0. Capitalism :olo:

https://prospect.org/coronavirus/banks- ... pay-debts/




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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 08:09 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Are you fucking kidding me.




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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 09:12 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


phantasmagoria wrote:
He's decided to make the World Health Organisation the villain now


He isn't entirely wrong with some of his arguments. Lots of countries ignored the WHO and closed borders/restricted travel. It went against the guidelines set out by the WHO so their reluctance to make that call and tell countries to restrict travel has without doubt cost lives.

At the same time I can also see that the WHO might have been led down a path that didnt strictly represent the truth or scale of what was occurring.




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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 09:53 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Captain Mazda wrote:
Best part is, the checks go directly to the banks and the treasury has assured them there's nothing to prevent the banks from taking the money and paying off customers' debts with it. The people will get $0. Capitalism :olo:

https://prospect.org/coronavirus/banks- ... pay-debts/


Got mine. :shrug:




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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 10:57 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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They'll come in direct deposit if you set up your taxes to direct deposit last year.

However if you didn't then it won't.

Also if you have a court order for judgement due to collections that would normally result in garnishment of wages the banks can take the money and directly apply it to that somehow since it's technically a tax credit. It is not protected from private creditors like social security, etc. You are protected against garnishment from federal and state garnishments for things like taxes owed and federal student loans that you have defaulted on, except for some instances like child support.


Need groceries? Oops, looks like you have a loan so we'll just prepay into that for you. Don't forget your monthly minimum payment though.

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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 11:21 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The wife and I saw ours deposited last night. Luckily the memo didn't mention Trump's name.




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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 07:59 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The US is such a dumpster fire... holy hell in a hand basket.




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PostPosted: 04-15-2020 08:41 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


If you have 4 minutes, this makes interesting viewing :!:

George W. Bush Urged Us to Prepare for Future Pandemics in 2005



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PostPosted: 04-16-2020 12:05 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote





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PostPosted: 04-16-2020 01:38 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That just sounds like a bank bailout with extra steps.




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PostPosted: 04-16-2020 03:47 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


basically Trump just did to indebted Americans what the Troika did to Greece :dts:




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PostPosted: 04-16-2020 03:01 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Reported cases

9 Apr 1,501,685

11 Apr 1,700,378

13 Apr 1,853,464

15 Apr 1,999,019

17 Apr 2,178,149

Source



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PostPosted: 04-17-2020 01:40 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


well fuck me even the death figures are an undercount:

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detai ... -countries




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PostPosted: 04-17-2020 05:59 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


sub wall.




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PostPosted: 04-17-2020 06:14 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Since when has containing a pandemic become a partisan issue? A bunch of fucking children upset because they’ve been told it’s bedtime.



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PostPosted: 04-17-2020 10:58 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ferrao10 wrote:
There's this guy Christian Drosden seen more and more often on german public TV lately. [...]

"We have to get the 1:3 infection rate down to 1:1." - Stagnation, no more spread of the virus.
"If 1:3 keeps going we will hit our (hospital-)capacity-ceiling within 6 months."
"We have to spread those numbers of new infections over a course of 24 months. That, we can handle.


We made it.
Took us 2 months but we made it. And we did good.
We are down to 1: 0.7 by today.

We have to keep it at that. 1:1 - 1:1.2 is the absolut maximum we can handle with the global situation of protective gear at the moment.

Fingers crossed.




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PostPosted: 04-18-2020 01:46 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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His comments came shortly after the US saw its highest daily death toll from coronavirus, recording 4,591 deaths in 24 hours on Thursday.


:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52330531




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PostPosted: 04-18-2020 01:49 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Also bravo on putting more of your citizens at risk and trying to political point score by only endorsing the protests in democratic states and ignoring the republican ones.




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PostPosted: 04-18-2020 02:04 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


What's sad is Americans that support him don't blame him for the deaths. Oh that was unavoidable they'll say.




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PostPosted: 04-18-2020 02:38 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Quite a few of the deaths will be unavoidable in that it's very difficult to stop something like this indefinitely. But his reaction at the start was woeful. He called it a hoax for Christ sake.




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PostPosted: 04-18-2020 05:55 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote




Jacksonville Beach 26 minutes after reopening. Isn’t Florida still a hotbed for COVID-19? Do people in Florida have permanent heat stroke affecting their ability to use common sense?



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PostPosted: 04-18-2020 08:01 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


They'd rather see 2.2 million dead Americans than deal with the economic problems.




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PostPosted: 04-18-2020 08:27 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm just glad Canada's border is staying shut to those third-world shitholers.




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PostPosted: 04-18-2020 09:47 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
They'd rather see 2.2 million dead Americans than deal with the economic problems.


This is the sad and unfortunate truth




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PostPosted: 04-18-2020 11:24 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Reported cases

13 Apr 1,853,464

15 Apr 1,999,019

17 Apr 2,178,149

19 Apr 2,333,240

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PostPosted: 04-19-2020 01:29 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


California's population is twice that of NY, but the latter has nearly 10x as many cases. It's pretty fucking crazy.




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PostPosted: 04-19-2020 03:50 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


On track to have half the worlds cases soon. GG Trump.




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PostPosted: 04-19-2020 04:34 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Transient wrote:
California's population is twice that of NY, but the latter has nearly 10x as many cases. It's pretty fucking crazy.


Yes but California doesn’t have a city like New York City. People stacked on top of each other. It’s a perfect incubator...




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PostPosted: 04-19-2020 08:22 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'd say San Francisco and maybe LA are pretty close in density. Most US cities are also filled with pollution and filth, meaning people's immune systems are already barely functioning as it is. Then once you consider the dirty water, garbage food, poor hygiene standards, lack of education, crumbling infrastructure, and zero healthcare, it's no wonder the US has failed so hilariously.

But according to gwamps, things are great :olo:




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PostPosted: 04-19-2020 08:58 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've been to Canada... it's just as bad... grow up...




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PostPosted: 04-19-2020 10:43 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


*laughs in socialised healthcare*




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