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On 4/2/2020 at 1:11 PM, B-Man said:

 

 

 

 

Wait...........Wait...........What kind of cookies ?

 

 

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Sugar cookies. Not those cookies B-Man lol. Miss the people here lol.

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6 hours ago, 3rdnlng said:

Gee, golly, gosh Bill, maybe it wouldn't be so bad if you weren't so unserious that you were pushing for a St. Patty's Day Parade and encouraging people to not change a damn thing, in March.

Interesting how the folks in NY ***** up, but not Trump. 😂😂😂

6 hours ago, Joe in Winslow said:

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Could they actually produce enough for Trump alone? That dude is full of *****! 

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18 hours ago, ScotSHO said:

 

I like your optimism.  Here's hoping!

 

They're almost there (coronavirus tests available at Rite-Aid by the 4th of July) in Great Britain.

 

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Millions of 15-minute home coronavirus tests are set to be available on the high street or for Amazon delivery to people self-isolating, according to Public Health England (PHE), in a move that could restore many people’s lives to a semblance of pre-lockdown normality.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/uk-coronavirus-mass-home-testing-to-be-made-available-within-days

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What a friggin jackass.

 

This is your President, a guy who absolutely REFUSES to back the experts as they come out with new recommendations regarding wearing masks. He doesn't even have to wear the goddamn mask, just don't undermine the expert advice you're literally presenting to the public.

 

And the problem is, he's got a bunch of morons who voted for him who will follow his lead and those morons will die because they followed the lead of the moron currently residing behind the Resolute Desk.

 

At least he only has 8 months sitting behind that desk... scary as those 8 months will be.

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11 hours ago, SoCal Deek said:

While a shame, I’m not sure that qualifies as hundreds of families. Something is fishy here! 

The wide range of the severity of symptoms makes that unlikely.

12 hours ago, /dev/null said:

 

First, the Mayor of New is not in the military chain of command.  So he asked them, not told them

Second, the US Military domain is not the civilian sector.

Third, the US Military probably does not have a spare 1000 nurses, 150 doctors, and 300 respiratory therapists

He'll only be remembered for this.

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12 hours ago, Deranged Rhino said:

 

 

I have a hunch the REAL difference between NY and CA is the reliance on mass transit combined with population density. In LA there isn't (really) any mass transportation, while in NYC you can't escape it. 

Probably.  CA also put a stay at home order earlier than NY.  Newsom should be getting more credit than Cuomo.

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31 minutes ago, transplantbillsfan said:

 

What a friggin jackass.

 

This is your President, a guy who absolutely REFUSES to back the experts as they come out with new recommendations regarding wearing masks. He doesn't even have to wear the goddamn mask, just don't undermine the expert advice you're literally presenting to the public.

 

And the problem is, he's got a bunch of morons who voted for him who will follow his lead and those morons will die because they followed the lead of the moron currently residing behind the Resolute Desk.

 

At least he only has 8 months sitting behind that desk... scary as those 8 months will be.

Well really, if he wears a mask, the news outlets are going to blast images of him wearing a mask from now until the election. He knows why the media is trying to goad him into wearing a mask. Deranged people who openly wish he would die wouldn’t suddenly have a concern for his health or the health of those around him.

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52 minutes ago, transplantbillsfan said:
 

At least he only has 8 months sitting behind that desk... scary as those 8 months will be.

 

Hahahahahaha!!

Go ***** yourself.

 

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Troll Toll said:

Well really, if he wears a mask, the news outlets are going to blast images of him wearing a mask from now until the election. He knows why the media is trying to goad him into wearing a mask. Deranged people who openly wish he would die wouldn’t suddenly have a concern for his health or the health of those around him.

 

My comments weren't about him actually wearing a mask.

 

It's his blatant disregard for new mass recommendations by the scientists.

 

Do you seriously not get that?

8 minutes ago, 32ABBA said:

 

HAHAHAHAH!!

Go ***** yourself.

 

 

Good one....

 

Oh wait... is the ***** censored because the word was "congratulate" and in this Big Brother /  Trump Loving forum, anything anti Trump is censored?

 

Well then I will congratulate myself. Thanks for that. :thumbsup:

 

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59 minutes ago, transplantbillsfan said:

 

My comments weren't about him actually wearing a mask.

 

It's his blatant disregard for new mass recommendations by the scientists.

 

Do you seriously not get that?

 

 

For those of us following along, what exactly do you mean by "mass recommendations"?

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5 minutes ago, Azalin said:

 

For those of us following along, what exactly do you mean by "mass recommendations"?


The recommendation for the masses to wear masks in public like the cdc says. Trump then walks into a huge room and says he’s not following that. 
 

Not a great move when we are trying to follow a cdc recommendation to control a pandemic and there are already a swath of morons who want to ignore this. 
 

Not too hard to either change the briefing setup to avoid a crowded stage or have the crowded stage with masks. Crowded stage and room with no mask is a bad look. 
 

It’s like looking into the sun during an eclipse if you will. 
 

Do as he says anyways. I hope he changes the briefings or the mask idea. We need to go at this thing Japanese culture style coming out of it. 

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5 minutes ago, shoshin said:


The recommendation for the masses to wear masks in public like the cdc says. Trump then walks into a huge room and says he’s not following that. 
 

Not a great move when we are trying to follow a cdc recommendation to control a pandemic and there are already a swath of morons who want to ignore this. 
 

Not too hard to either change the briefing setup to avoid a crowded stage or have the crowded stage with masks. Crowded stage and room with no mask is a bad look. 
 

It’s like looking into the sun during an eclipse if you will. 
 

Do as he says anyways. I hope he changes the briefings or the mask idea. We need to go at this thing Japanese culture style coming out of it. 

 

You're answering for Transplant? 

 

Okay then, let's assume that "mass recommendations" is meant, as you say, to mean "the recommendation for the masses to wear masks in public like the cdc says". 

It seems pretty clear to me that Trump is speaking strictly for himself, not recommending that others follow suit. Is that questionable reasoning? Sure, I think so. Is he in any way gainsaying the medical professionals or questioning their advice? No, he isn't. 

 

I think you guys are making an issue where one really doesn't exist. 

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38 minutes ago, Azalin said:

 

 

It seems pretty clear to me that Trump is speaking strictly for himself, not recommending that others follow suit. Is that questionable reasoning? Sure, I think so.

 

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I think you guys are making an issue where one really doesn't exist. 


and this don’t gibe. 
 

It’s not an end of time moment for him. But the purpose of the mask is for the wearer to keep the rest of us safe. He should wear the mask in a crowded room as an example. It’s an unfortunate moment for him and I think he may rethink his statement actually. He gets this is serious and his actions matter. 
 

if he wants to take off the mask for press conferences, change the conference format. They have been standing on top of each other for weeks. Set the example even with all the testing. We know Pence and Trump already have had a few direct exposures. 

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20 minutes ago, shoshin said:

 

this 

 


and this don’t gibe. 
 

It’s not an end of time moment for him. But the purpose of the mask is for the wearer to keep the rest of us safe. He should wear the mask in a crowded room as an example. It’s an unfortunate moment for him and I think he may rethink his statement actually. He gets this is serious and his actions matter. 
 

if he wants to take off the mask for press conferences, change the conference format. They have been standing on top of each other for weeks. Set the example even with all the testing. We know Pence and Trump already have had a few direct exposures. 

 

You're going to try to impress upon me the necessity of wearing a mask? 

 

Another noteworthy "mass recommendation" is social distancing, ie staying at least six feet away from others. We already know that he's a germophobe. The last few press conferences I saw had a vastly depleted press presence in the room - he even joked about it. 

 

Look, you're entitled to your opinion, but from here it looks to me like you're making a big deal out of very little.

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4 hours ago, transplantbillsfan said:
What a friggin jackass.

 

This is your President, a guy who absolutely REFUSES to back the experts as they come out with new recommendations regarding wearing masks. He doesn't even have to wear the goddamn mask, just don't undermine the expert advice you're literally presenting to the public.

 

And the problem is, he's got a bunch of morons who voted for him who will follow his lead and those morons will die because they followed the lead of the moron currently residing behind the Resolute Desk.

 

At least he only has 8 months sitting behind that desk... scary as those 8 months will be.

 

3 hours ago, transplantbillsfan said:

My comments weren't about him actually wearing a mask.

 

It's his blatant disregard for new mass recommendations by the scientists.

 

Do you seriously not get that?

 

Good one....

 

Oh wait... is the ***** censored because the word was "congratulate" and in this Big Brother /  Trump Loving forum, anything anti Trump is censored?

 

Well then I will congratulate myself. Thanks for that. :thumbsup:

 

 

Everyone around you must thank God every day that idiocy isn't a communicable disease

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2 hours ago, Azalin said:

 

You're answering for Transplant? 

 

Okay then, let's assume that "mass recommendations" is meant, as you say, to mean "the recommendation for the masses to wear masks in public like the cdc says". 

It seems pretty clear to me that Trump is speaking strictly for himself, not recommending that others follow suit. Is that questionable reasoning? Sure, I think so. Is he in any way gainsaying the medical professionals or questioning their advice? No, he isn't. 

 

I think you guys are making an issue where one really doesn't exist. 

 

Right.

 

1. Masks are to protect others. I don't think Trump is out buying groceries or wandering around in the general public, he's been tested (and will continue to be) and everyone around him has been tested (and will continue to be)..

2. Nothing is stopping the Governors of every state from implementing all the requirements they want.

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This whole Trump not wearing a mask deal is a perfect example of his detractors attempting to play partisan gotcha games.   
 

Here are the CDC guidelines:

 

“CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”

 

1) There is no “significant community-based transmission” in DC.

 

2)There is a controlled environment of social distancing measures taking place in that White House briefing room.

 

3) The White House has recently instituted mandatory testing of people who will be in close proximity of the president.

 

The idea that the president is going to wear a mask while he’s talking to the country about this is absurd.  Truly absurd.

 

 

I don’t blame the people complaining about the president not wearing a mask.  I blame the press for misrepresenting it and attempting to make this an issue.  The partisan complainers are just taking cues from the press.

 

 

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If you have on Demand watch the 2011 movie  Contagion about the spread of a fictional coronavirus  

 


'Contagion' writer tells CNN that US is the 'sickest country in the world' despite questions on China's data

 

"Contagion" screenwriter Scott Z. Burns offered his assessment of the ongoing pandemic that has hit the U.S. and criticized President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus.

 

Burns' 2011 thriller "Contagion" has had a resurgence in viewership in recent months, as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide. The film's plot is about a fictional pandemic and the health officials who struggle to contain the outbreak.

 

Appearing on CNN on Friday, Burns was asked if he was "surprised" by the Trump administration's response to the virus in comparison to the fictitious administration in "Contagion," which anchor Anderson Cooper referred to as "responsible."

 

"When we did the research for the movie, I went to the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] as their guest and it seemed to me at the time there that people were very aware of this and that, you know, there was solid preparation going on," Burns said.

 

"When I was contemplating the movie and speaking to experts, the notion that, you know, the richest country in the world where we live would have a three-month head start and now finds itself as the sickest country in the world is something I would have never thought to put in a screenplay nor would I have contemplated the kind of response we've seen from the federal government in terms of testing or, you know, blaming other people.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/media/contagion-screenwriter-cnn-us-sickest-country-coronavirus-outbreak-china-questions

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President Trump has been tested twice for the coronavirus, and been negative both times. Since everyone who comes in close contact with Trump or Pence is now being tested for cornavirus beforehand, I think they want to keep it that way.

The CDC mask recommendations are voluntary. That was emphasized yesterday if you watched the presser. 

As I understand it, a mask is used so people with coronavirus (symptomatic or asymptomatic) do not cough or sneeze on other people possibly spreading the virus to others. If everyone coughed into their elbow or sneezed into a tissue and tossed the tissue away, masks would be superfluous.

What I find interesting is recommending the masks to wear in grocery stores and pharmacies. Will that increase thefts? If I am intent on robbing a place, a bandit mask would not seem out of place at this time. Perfect way to disguise my face to rob a convenience store, gas station, pharmacy, etc.
 

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