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  1. 4 hours ago, Redneksioux said:

    Trump attacked Obama for golfing On Memorial Day weekend and trump does the same and also acts like a child on twitter and people are running to his defense. Cant even make this stuff up, at least we all get some entertainment out of all of this.

    So they’re both right or both wrong for golfing. 

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  2. 3 hours ago, keikla said:

    This is probably pretty accurate.  I wonder what effect the CDC saying "I don't know" in the early days would have had on the stock market, general anxiety, panic buying, etc..  Would everything that happened just have happened earlier?  I'm not saying that to be facetious or contrary; I just think for the CDC to say something like that could have huge implications.  The alternative to admitting uncertainty, as we've seen, is that most people have completely lost any trust in the organization.

    Being afraid to say “I don’t know” is the curse of the “expert”. 

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  3. 10 hours ago, George M. Bluth said:

    What are the “Befores” before?  All the information they have gathered since?? This is NEW. They are learning more and more everyday. I think they deserve a break for not being 100% correct immediately but erring on the side of caution. 

    I get erring on the side of caution, and learning as days go on, but those are complete 180 flips. 

    I suspect they were afraid to say “I don’t know” when they didn’t know and just took a SWAG at it.

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  4. Covid-19 will do to college athletics what it does to humans: Go after the weakest and most frail. The strong may feel some affects or be asymptomatic. 

    That said, maybe this will force the NCAA to look at sport sponsorship requirements in a world of declining enrollments and sagging budgets. 

  5. Just saw an interesting sentiment: 

    All lives are equally valuable; all life ends in death; but, all deaths are not equally tragic.

    As I’ve already said I lost my mother to Alzheimer’s in March in a home that is now infected. I’m happy I could be with her to the end. A week later and she would have been alone because of full lock down. 

    The folks dying in homes, the tragedy isn’t the death, but that they died alone. 

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  6. Random thoughts: 

    CA saying all mail in election because polling stations would not be safe. So why not put polling stations in Costco and grocery and gas stations and Walmart? They’re safe enough to be open ... right?

    I have two close relatives on the front lines of this. One is intern in Boston area hospital; one is nursing director of ND care center for elderly. The one flew back to ND recently and back to MA and said why not. She said demographics matter and she’s not in a target group and doesn’t work with target groups. The other looked at me and said based on my age and health status find something else to worry about. But both say this virus is “lazy” meaning it’s taking the old and the weak, and not much else.

    Would it be wrong to say Mother Nature is doing some pruning? Before you jump on me, I still have two close relatives in ND memory care facilities. I don’t want them to have to go alone. To me that’s the hardest part of all of this is the loneliness, for both the isolated living, and the dying. 

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  7. 11 hours ago, UND1983 said:

    No sh×t Fauci, you idiot. People much smarter than him have been saying this for a month or more.  He could only see things through his narrow lens and nobody can argue because of liability issues based on his findings and recommendations.  



    "Expert": One dimensional thinking on a multidimensional problem.

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  8. In honor of 

    .. another Bryan Adams classic ... 

    I got my first real exposure
    Got it at the five-and-dime
    Coughed 'til my lungs just bled
    Was the summer of Covid-One-Nine

    Me and some guys from school
    Stood together, not real far
    Me antibodies,, but granny got buried
    We spread that virus, near and far

    Oh, when I look back now
    That summer seemed to last forever
    And if I had the choice
    Yeah, I never wanna be there
    Those were the worst days of my life

    Ain't no use in complainin'
    When you've got no job to do
    Governor shut all the store fronts
    'Cause of China wet market flu, yeah

    Standin' on your mama's porch
    You told me that you'd wait fourteen days
    Oh, and when you held my hand
    I knew that it was Wuhan fever
    Those were the worst days of my life
    Oh, yeah
    Back in the summer of Covid-One-Nine, oh

    Man we were killin' time
    We were just quarantined 
    We needed to unwind
    I guess nothin' can last forever, two more weeks, no!

    And now the times are changin'
    Look at the economy, it's just plain gone
    Sometimes when in the lockdown
    I think about China, I wonder what went wrong

    Standin' on your mama's porch
    You told me that it'd last just two more weeks, yeah
    Oh, and when you held my hand
    I knew that it was Corona virus 
    Those were the worst days of my life
    Oh, yeah

    Back in the summer of Covid-One-Nine, oh
    It was the summer of Covid-One-Nine, oh, yeah
    Me and my baby in Covid-One-Nine, oh
    It was the summer
    The summer, the summer of Covid-One-Nine, yeah


    Note: I've made some tweets.

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  9. 3 hours ago, Oxbow6 said:

    ….and if McFeely calls out Walz for being a complete idiot based on his decisions he made on Wednesday you know Walz really messed up.

    I said early on this lock-down would cause mental health issues. 

    Well, I find myself agreeing with McFeely, and Derek Hanson on KFGO. 


    See ... I was right. :D 

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  10. 3 hours ago, jdub27 said:

    ... what do you think the motivation for someone like Walz to make the decisions he is, knowing that it will continue to hurt the economy of his state? It obviously isn't to push his poll numbers up. Clearly there is something driving these decisions as a politician's job rely on their consitutents approving of their job.

    Can someone explain it to me? 

    Here's hint for all politicians: Ultimately, above and beyond every other issue, people vote their pocketbook

  11. 4 hours ago, UND1983 said:



    Why do the newspapers scream the "134" number ... but not the the "2757" number?

    You know what number I want? 4.86% <-- That's the daily number* I need to hear because it has some context. The 134 means nothing on its own. 


    *The math is left to the reader. 

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  12. Vitamins C and D, and zinc, are the old school words that keep showing up in reports.

    And yeah, I'm also crunching Airborne for the vitamin C, as well as being very good about taking the daily multivitamin. 

    Fundamentals. ;) 

  13. I'm not a doctor, I don't play one on TV, and I didn't stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night, however, from what I've read HCQ is not the main actor but is best as the catalyst for zinc to act as the virus blocker to the cells. 

    If the President is not taking a zinc supplement as well he's not getting full value. 


    That said, I had a grandmother who was not sick a day of my time knowing her. (Died of stroke.) She always had old school zinc throat lozenges in her house from Halloween to Easter and took one daily. If you came to visit you got to suck on one of those metallic beauties. She claimed it was for the throat to stop cold and flu. Now this HCQ and zinc stuff ... interesting ... 

    I was on a vitamin D supplement before this. When this all started I went grandma old school and found some elderberry zinc supplements online (sorry grandma, but mine taste way better). And those two, zinc and D, keep showing up in various journals.

    Could it be fundamental overall immune system health, including vitamins and minerals, is key. 

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