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    America is a weird one. There's always been this...

    America is a weird one. There's always been this strand of "states' rights" and the split between the fed and states. Which means we have people making decisions like the governor of Georgia who only...
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    275,000 total cases. 30,000 new cases (at least)...

    275,000 total cases. 30,000 new cases (at least) in the last 24 hours. 1,000 deaths in the last 24 hours. We're on track to hit 500,000 total cases in the USA alone by the end of next week. Probably...
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    I think Rand Paul testing positive is proof that...

    I think Rand Paul testing positive is proof that God might exist.
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    OMMM HOLY GODS OF CORONA PLEASE SMITE THIS...

    OMMM HOLY GODS OF CORONA PLEASE SMITE THIS ARROGANT PRICK WITH YOUR DEMON VIRUS AMEN
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    6.6 million newly unemployed added to the 3...

    6.6 million newly unemployed added to the 3 million or so last week. Roughly 10 million newly unemployed in March. Covid-19 surpassing 1M worldwide. How's your day?
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    Oh nevermind, that's who I thought it was. Turns...

    Oh nevermind, that's who I thought it was. Turns out it was the guy who adapted the play into a Broadway musical (which ... Kiss of the Spider Woman was a Broadway musical? news to me). He also did...
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    Of course the biggest stop to this would be to...

    Of course the biggest stop to this would be to develop a vaccine, which is happening right now. Experts are saying expect a year at the earliest, but let's say best case scenario, one is developed in...
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    I don't know. I don't think anybody knows the...

    I don't know. I don't think anybody knows the truth. I've heard they've started opening movie theaters in Wuhan, but the data I just looked at said 79 new cases there in the last 24 hours, but I...
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    This seems like a prolonged thing. I don't see...

    This seems like a prolonged thing. I don't see how we're going to open up major events like concerts, music festivals, large scale blockbuster movie theaters, sports arenas w/o seeing major blow-ups...
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    Cross posted review from the celebrity death thread in honor of Stuart Gordon:

    Stuck is so underrated. I just rewatched it and it's like Parasite before Parasite. The way the working class will...
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    Man, Stuck is so underrated. I just rewatched it...

    Man, Stuck is so underrated. I just rewatched it and it's like Parasite before Parasite. The way the working class will fuck over the underclass (a newly homeless guy in this case) just to maintain a...
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    Who are the ongoing covid related celeb deaths?...

    Who are the ongoing covid related celeb deaths? So far I only saw the guy who played Madonna's boyfriend in Desperately Seeking Susan and the playwright who is most famous for Kiss Of a Spider Woman....
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    I mean, not to defend multinational corporations,...

    I mean, not to defend multinational corporations, but that seems fair? Conceivably they would (and should) get taxed at the country of origin. Meaning if a Japanese person orders a new iMac, pays...
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    Hasn't that always been the argument? That if you...

    Hasn't that always been the argument? That if you keep corporate taxes high, the corps just offshore $$$ to some mysterious bank in Bermuda or something? I don't know. I think corps will do that...
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    Is this an ongoing beef with Meg? You think Apple...

    Is this an ongoing beef with Meg? You think Apple should pay more taxes and he doesn't?
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    I don't understand all that gobbledygook. I did a...

    I don't understand all that gobbledygook. I did a ctrl+F search and it said $13K for 2018. That can't be right. What's the total tax amount Apple paid for 2018?
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    There won't be work. Because everyone was...

    There won't be work. Because everyone was mandated to stay home. 300,000 restaurants shut down in two weeks. They gave their keys back to the banks. They won't be opening back up. That's only the...
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    That's not really my point. My point is what if...

    That's not really my point. My point is what if there is another pandemic in two years? Five years? What if it is worse than this? I don't think the world economy could handle it. Plus this is not a...
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    You. Are. ESSENTIAL. You are on the frontlines....

    You. Are. ESSENTIAL. You are on the frontlines. Stacking bananas and cans of creamed corn. The face of a warrior. The enemy is stealth but deadly. Wear a mask and gloves. Godspeed, soldier.
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    Yikes. Did you test positive? Or are you just...

    Yikes. Did you test positive? Or are you just assuming you have it? I talked to my sister a few days ago (who tested positive around 14 days ago) and said it wasn't that bad. She said she had a...
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    As much as I disagree with him about movies...

    As much as I disagree with him about movies sometimes (helloooo Invisible Man) Irish really gets the fundamental fears and flaws with our system. I think everyone is in kumbaya mode right now, but...
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    And even then, under the same capitalist system...

    And even then, under the same capitalist system we have, people are still going to need money. I mean sure we will have a need for more 'robot technicians' but we'll only need like one technician for...
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    It's not only Reagan, though. I've had this...

    It's not only Reagan, though. I've had this argument with my retired baby boomer parents who are Bill / Hillary Clinton / Joe Biden style neoliberal Democrats. How much economically neoliberals and...
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    Not only that 40, 50, 60 years ago PEOPLE COULD...

    Not only that 40, 50, 60 years ago PEOPLE COULD BUY A HOUSE on a low income. Maybe not minimum wage, but pretty dang close. You could be a shoe salesman with a unemployed housewife and OWN a house, a...
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    I think what annoys me in general, not just what...

    I think what annoys me in general, not just what is going on in this thread, is the expectation by one class that these jobs in another class have to exist. Your uber driver, your waiter at a nice...
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