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  1. I can't really get unemployment, but good points, for the most part. I didn't know all covid care was free. That's good to know, since I don't have insurance. Might as well get it now, or I'm missing a lot of value!
  2. Yeah, I've been in the gambling biz for 15 years myself. Most of my friends too. We've been talking about it and I think destination casinos like here in vegas are screwed. Macau has done dismal numbers since opening. Local casinos should bounce back imo because their business is driven by addiction. Maybe this or that company goes bankrupt but there will be casinos whenever things become semi normal. I'm sure you've seen first hand how people dump every nickle they have again and again. How welfare day sees a spike in action. I was just saying casinos got bailout money, or at least it was in discussion. To me, that's like bailing out meth dealers.
  3. Not sure what the tinfoil hat in reference to, but I think most of this is common knowledge. Bailout money has gone to or they are working on getting it for: cruise lines that operate under foreign flags to avoid taxes, airlines, chain restaurants, casinos (!), lobbyists (!!) and many others. IDK how you could be unaware of this, but... https://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-coronavirus-bailout-repeats-2008s-mistakes-huge-corporate-payoffs-with-little-accountability Senate votes to let FBI to seize web history without a warrant: https://gizmodo.com/heres-who-just-voted-to-let-the-f-b-i-seize-your-searc-1843445032 Canadians have a streamlined process to get $2,000 a month for 4 months if out of work. (I still haven't gotten a cent. Nor has my mom, a retired teacher). https://www.vicnews.com/news/trudeau-unveils-new-2000-per-month-benefit-to-streamline-covid-19-aid/ Every other rich country and some 3rd world countries provide HC for all. Also common knowledge. We pay far more, including the taxes they pay. Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy and corona hospitalization costs tens of thousands. I think like 80% of people know this, but... I guess the "conspiracy" is that those who spend billions a year on lobbying, campaign contributions, speaking fees, etc. get a return on investment?
  4. You forgot another element. Both sides have attended to their number one priority, which is to loot the country of hundreds of billions, probably soon to be over a trillion, on behalf of their donors and the wealthy. And also to increase authoritarianism. I don't mean the lockdowns, which I'm fine with. But stuff like passing legislation to allow the FBI to view your browser history without a warrant. Americans also seem to be receiving significantly less aid than individuals in other countries, with significantly more red tape, and of course many will come out of this with crippling medical bills, which will not happen in any other rich country. Or even some third world countries. Again, seems like we're not really going hard to preserve small business. If anything, this is an opportunity to get them out of the way. I'm not an expert but this woman raises some good points. IF Wal-mart is going to be open, what exactly is achieved by making a corner store shut down? Seems like you just crowd more people into Wal-Mart. Gee, I wonder who throws more money at politicians, The Waltons or this lady. I should say, I have no idea what the accurate death counts and so forth are. I don't know that it even matters all that much how accurate the count is for political purposes. If the election comes around and 350,000 are dead vs 280,000 that would be meaningless to me (insert Stalin quote). I'd just try to understand who did and didn't do a good job. If people are fudging the death counts one way or another, I think they're kind of wasting their time and credibility. I'm speaking of people within the parameters of normalcy/sanity.
  5. I know it was well received, at the time, but I still think that is an underrated movie. Funny, scary, thought provoking. A really cool concept that could not have been executed better.
  6. The other guy (Barr?) got served with warrants by the FBI. They took his phone too. Hopefully, she's next. In a perfect world, they'd both be convicted of treason. But in the real world, maybe we can hope for a couple years in club fed and being mentioned in history books as the lowest of the low during this event.
  7. Plus, even if Bill Gates does implant me with a mind control chip, he'll probably do a better job of running my life than I have up till now.
  8. 2. In particular is maddening, as that's spilled over to many other areas with all the corporate bail outs. All the owners/investors really bring to the table is that they are assuming risk. The minute the downside of risk hits, they demand that it is passed onto others. They got their way on a federal level, hopefully the players don't let them get it here.
  9. The U.S. is becoming a failed state. Dems. and Reps. alike have taken a long vacation smack in the middle of this and right now they are working on getting bailout money to lobbying firms. That's not some satirical joke. They are seriously going to give bailout money to lobbyists. The bailout package was over $6,000 for every person in the U.S., including kids. Where did it go? I'm among those who have yet to receive a cent. (Luckily, I'm OK. But I could still use it!) The actual response as far as epidemiology goes is above my head, but it's clear to see that it was as broken and dysfunctional as everything else. If the government cannot respond to this situation in good faith, and honestly try to help the people get through it, it's safe to conclude that there is no situation in which they will do so. It's done. The only question is how rapid and violent our decline is.
  10. Weird. A couple years ago I used to watch that guy's vids making fun of essential oils and stuff. Now he's an anti-vaxer who thinks Bill Gates wants to microchip him.
  11. Yeah, it's just the valuation of the biggest corps and means very little about the state of the economy for most people. Corona will help the stock market in some ways. They are getting massive hand outs from the feds. A lot of small businesses will be destroyed. If Joe's coffee goes out of business, that's great for Starbucks. If Mary's salon goes down, that's great news for Super Cuts. If Billy's Burgers shutters that's awesome for Burger King. It also means the middle class shrunk, local workers will probably get paid less, consumers have fewer choices and less money will circulate within those communities, instead being sucked out into Wall Street.
  12. Meanwhile, back on planet earth, in addition to cruise lines that operate under foreign flags and lobbying firms, looks like some of your bailout money is going to go to predatory lenders.
  13. Surprise surprise, "The Virus is a hoax!" guy is out of touch with reality. Media companies are giant corporations, like Disney. Most of the media outlets (CNN, Fox, NYT) are owned by a handful of these giant corporations. They are owned by whoever owns the stock.
  14. It's been very odd, even by the standards of the media. His old tweets, in which he's basically telling everyone to hold an orgy in central park and spit in each other's mouths, are right there. Not to mention the fact that he's slashing healthcare programs as this happens. Then they talk about how his response proves he should be president. Just occurred to me that this is how Bush, but even more on point, Giuliani were venerated after 9/11. I think a lot of the media 1) live in NY or view it as the center of the world. 2) Are wealthy and insulated from reality. 3) Their idea of effectively handing a situation is looking good/ feeling like a daddy figure, in the media.