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    tens of thousands of americans will die before the new year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur4stuff View Post
    tens of thousands of americans will die before the new year
    Its sad. And there is only so much Biden is going to be able to do when you have people who think this is a hoax, people who refuse to follow any safety orders and when those orders wont be enforced in certain parts of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur4stuff View Post
    tens of thousands of americans will die before the new year
    Yes.

    The 7-day rolling average is 895 as I've made myself ill repeating. That's fifty thousand dead if we assume no changes till Jan 1.

    If...we don't, if we see the increasing trend, it be far higher. Based on two weeks' ago's numbers, deaths are climbing at 1.14% per day. If that trend continues through Jan 1, it would be 77, 000 -- over a 50% increase.

    Or -- and I was cautioned against using this, so this is a worst-case scenario and not an actual projection -- deaths could follow cases by two weeks. If that horryfing and hopefully false situation comes to pass, we'd start seeing deaths increase like cases, which has been 3.13% on average over the last two weeks, tho much faster now. Again, this isn't all that likely, and I'm glad, because it would be 174,000 dead by Jan 1. This is just shy of the 200,000 predicted "nobody wears a mask" CDC prediction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by passingthrew View Post
    And there is only so much Biden is going to be able to do
    This is also true, and we need to remind Trump's rabid fanbase every single day that this was their fault, they encouraged this, they supported this, they did this.

    Fortunatelly:

    1) A vaccine will happen between Jan 1 and Dec 31 by pretty much every prediction. Widespread? Eventually.

    2) States still get to make their own choices. Eventually, the death count will be so high in Trump-infected areas that teven they will say "this isn't working, we have to change plans". Or I guess we could cross off North Dakota's star right now and save everyone the trouble.

    3) Every case that affects an anti-masker, anti-vaxxer, science-denier or other, well, insane person who thinks this isn't lethal will at least change their minds, and hopefully, the minds of those who know them well. "Hey did you hear about Bubba Bo John Bubba?" "Aw yeah man, he caught the CHINA VIRUS CHINA VIRUS CHINA VIRUS! Damn, he looked like sheeeeeeeeet." "Yeah man, I guess this thing's real. Guess we gotta be careful." (grabs crotch) (spits)

    4) Or, well, failing all that, the rest of the world could effectively Wall us off and restrict the damage. It'd have to be really bad, but if the rest of the free world basically got together and said "Look, you're risking the goddam planet. No more travel in/out, including imports/exports, until you act like you give a fuck." At some point, if we do literally nothing, the escalating risk to the world won't be worth our money. Especially since our money can wait until we act like fucking adults.

    Until anything remotely like any of those, I'm teaching from home, and my students are more than okay with it.

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    Multiple White House staffers test positive for coronavirus

    An official familiar with the matter confirmed the positive test results to The Hill, though did not immediately clarify exactly how many staffers had tested positive.

    CNN reported that two staffers had tested positive.

    “Any positive case is taken seriously. Contact tracing has been conducted by the White House Medical Unit consistent with CDC guidelines to stop further transmission. Appropriate notifications and recommendations have been made,” said White House spokesperson Judd Deere.

    The news comes a day after officials confirmed that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tested positive for the coronavirus, emerging as the latest high-ranking White House staffer to test positive for the highly-contagious virus. It was not immediately clear when Meadows contracted the virus or when he tested positive, but he was seen at President Trump’s campaign headquarters in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday afternoon without a mask on.
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    Trump to face stricter Twitter rules if he loses

    Trump's tweets will face harsher scrutiny from Twitter should he ultimately lose and leave the White House, shedding protections the platform grants to world leaders.

    The tech behemoth treats violations of its policies from presidents and prime ministers differently from those of regular users, saying that the public should be able to see what their leaders are saying and that such posts are newsworthy in and of themselves. But that protection does not extend to world leaders once they leave their offices, which means that Trump’s preferred mode of communication could be restricted in ways he’s been able to avoid for the past four years.

    Twitter has been loath to delete any of Trump’s tweets while in office, instead opting to flag that his controversial posts may contain misleading or false information and restrict users’ ability to retweet and like them. But a Twitter spokesperson confirmed to The Hill that Trump’s Twitter account would be treated like any other account should he leave office, which seems increasingly likely.

    "Twitter’s approach to world leaders, candidates and public officials is based on the principle that people should be able to choose to see what their leaders are saying with clear context. This means that we may apply warnings and labels, and limit engagement to certain Tweets," the spokesperson said. "This policy framework applies to current world leaders and candidates for office, and not private citizens when they no longer hold these positions."

    Specifically, that means Trump’s tweets could be deleted if they break the platform’s rules and that he could accumulate “strikes” for repeated policy violations, which would worsen punishments from the platform.
    This would be all the inspiration Trump needs to start his own media company, trying desperately to make a few bucks before those loans come due and he loses everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur4stuff View Post
    tens of thousands of americans will die before the new year
    Unfortunately there is a chance we hit 300k dead before the end of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reyuna View Post
    Bookmark this page.

    Trump landslide.

    Easy win.
    Hi. /10 chars
    “There you stand, the good man doing nothing. And while evil triumphs, and your rigid pacifism crumbles to blood stained dust, the only victory afforded to you is that you stuck true to your guns.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reyuna View Post
    Bookmark this page.

    Trump landslide.

    Easy win.
    Hello!
    Forgive my english, as i'm not a native speaker



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    Quote Originally Posted by Reyuna View Post
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    Trump landslide.

    Easy win.
    How you doin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    And people have the audacity to still say you're "rounding the corner" on this virus.... holy fuck.
    At least, in relatively short order, that message won’t be being spread from the highest office in the land.
    “Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well and live broadly. You are alive and living now. Now is the envy of all of the dead.” ~ Emily3, World of Tomorrow
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Didn't somebody post a while back about someone betting a lot of money on a red sweep? I wonder how much he lost today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reyuna View Post
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    Trump landslide.

    Easy win.
    Brilliant. Got any stock market tips for us?
    “Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.” -- Donald J. Trump, 2013

    "I don't take responsibility at all."
    -- Donald J. Trump, 2020

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    Just real quick: are we all just letting it skate by that Trump's lawyers press conference was held at the Four Seasons Landscaping Firm...not the Four Seasons Hotel?

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-b1672602.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Just real quick: are we all just letting it skate by that Trump's lawyers press conference was held at the Four Seasons Landscaping Firm...not the Four Seasons Hotel?

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-b1672602.html
    Best tweet I've seen about that: https://twitter.com/KevinMKruse/stat...89983225618433

    "Set up a press conference at the Four Seasons."

    "The luxury hotel or the landscaping store?"

    "Eh, either one."

    Also, the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company's online reviews on Google and Yelp are getting destroyed right now. Serves them right too. Anyone willing to attach their name to this vile human being and abominable Presidency deserves all the flak they get.
    “Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.” -- Donald J. Trump, 2013

    "I don't take responsibility at all."
    -- Donald J. Trump, 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursus View Post
    Best tweet I've seen about that: https://twitter.com/KevinMKruse/stat...89983225618433




    Also, the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company's online reviews on Google and Yelp are getting destroyed right now. Serves them right too. Anyone willing to attach their name to this vile human being and abominable Presidency deserves all the flak they get.
    I like that there's an adult bookstore right there as well so Giuliani has somewhere convenient to stick his hand down his pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursus View Post
    Also, the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company's online reviews on Google and Yelp are getting destroyed right now.
    Let me guess, "shithole"?

    (checks reviews)

    Oh snap, "unusual activity alert"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reyuna View Post
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    Trump landslide.

    Easy win.
    Bookmark strikes back. Giggles
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Let me guess, "shithole"?

    (checks reviews)

    Oh snap, "unusual activity alert"
    I've JUST realized this was not only next to an adult bookstore but also adjacent to a cremation center. Looks like they were covering all the bases/contingencies for having Giuliani there. Also, Rudy has a new YouTube video that I'm not going to link talking about how this is the "Election Theft of the Century!" but he stops in the middle of it to do an ad for cigars. I am not joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    I've JUST realized this was not only next to an adult bookstore but also adjacent to a cremation center. Looks like they were covering all the bases/contingencies for having Giuliani there. Also, Rudy has a new YouTube video that I'm not going to link talking about how this is the "Election Theft of the Century!" but he stops in the middle of it to do an ad for cigars. I am not joking.
    Do these morons actually believe the crap they’re peddling? I have no reason why they’re not just giving up the goat.

    The con man is really, really in danger when he starts to believe his own con.
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Given today’s results, I think we all need to take a shot for @Skroe

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftowner View Post
    Given today’s results, I think we all need to take a shot for @Skroe
    I've been celebrating with a bottle of Taylor Porto

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