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  1. Low key pressed that Trump hasn’t gotten it yet But all the best to Bozo.
  2. That's so cool. And with Britney going all workers of the world on us, I guess times like these show true character.
  3. Prince Charles has tested positive for the Covid-19. The heir to the British throne had, in recent weeks, taken precautions in an attempt to limit his contact with the contagion, including adopting a steepled-finger greeting, but it appears to not be enough. Now officials and staff connected to the Royal Family are rushing to establish a timeline concerning his contraction of the virus, and the extent of his exposure to other high ranking officials, namely his mother, the 93 year old Queen Elizabeth II and his 98 year old father, Prince Philip. The Prince last saw her on March 12th, shortly before the Queen ensconced herself in Windsor Castle to self-isolate. Charles, 71, is already in the age group that is at most fatal risk from the virus, but is said to only be suffering from "mild" symptoms. His wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, tested negative. All of this comes on the heels of Britain in a state of upheaval, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposing strict restrictions on movement in order to control the spread of the virus. Source
  4. Under martial law, yes -- that is the case most of the time, But the DoJ is seeking this power outside of martial law.
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    But I stand by the statement, nonetheless.
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    May the odds be ever in your favor
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    And what gets me about food and supply shortages at stores is that there isn’t a disruption in the food/supply chain. If everyone hadn’t gone batshit and rushed at it all at once, the stores wouldn’t have been forced to throw their back stock. If they hadn’t done that, then they wouldn’t have had to have waited on trucks from overwhelmed warehouses. Fucking idiots.
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    Has there been a rush on toilet paper there? Because I haven’t seen it on a store shelf in damn near a month.
  9. According to a document obtained by Politico, William Barr, Attorney General of the United States, has quietly asked Congress for the power to detain (alleged) criminals and hold them without trial during the duration of the Corvid-19 crisis. According to the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution every citizen of the United States is entitled to a trial, a trial by jury, a fast and speedy trial and due process under the law. The only body with any legal basis to allow such a thing is the United States Congress. The suspension of Habeas Corpus is not unheard of in American History, Presidents Lincoln, Grant and Roosevelt (FDR) all pushed for and achieved the feat during the Civil War, Reconstruction and World War II. However, the prospect of the Department of Justice being given this power is unlikely to pass. It would need to get past both houses of Congress, and with it being dead on arrival in the Democratic House, with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reacting like this: It will likely meet the same fate in the United States Senate with Utah's Mike Lee (Republican) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer commenting with this: Every American who gives a shit is encouraged to call their representation in Congress and tell them how they feel about the prospect of their civil rights being taken away. House of Representatives Directory (https://directory.house.gov/#/) Senate Directory (https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact) Source
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    Looooooolll
  11. So does Rand Paul! I see Covid-19 doing some good things for a change!
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    -24% GDP That's not good. I think even at the height of the Great Depression, the GDP only shrank 13%. I believe that's the worst economic contraction that the United States has ever experienced, at least in a single quarter. I never thought we'd ever have to entertain the idea of an economic depression in this day and age, but if the Government can't get this under control that is what is going to happen. If businesses remain shut down and capital stops flowing, higher volumes of capital freeze and we're fucked. If you're not obeying a quarantine, do so. If you know someone that thinks we're all overreacting, you're not. If you know one of these douches going out and partying on beaches and shit, hit them. Hunker down, wait it out, save your money, and for god fucking sake wash your hands. The quicker this happens, the quicker we can go back to work and we get farther away from the verge of another Great Depression. As it is, it's going to take years to get back to normal, don't exacerbate it. The alternative is just to let all these people die, and even if we do that, there's no assurance that won't knock the economy into a depression anyway.
  13. In a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting the aid of Naval Hospital Ships, California Governor Gavin Newsom has revealed that the Golden State expects 56% of their population, or "25.5 million people" to contract the Coronavirus over the next two months. “In the last 24 hours, we had 126 new COVID-19 cases, a 21 percent increase. In some parts of our state, our case rate is doubling every four days,” Newsom wrote in a letter dated Wednesday. Newsom asked Trump to dispatch the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles through Sept. 1 to help with the influx of expected cases. The state reported nearly 699 confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET Wednesday night, according to the California health department. Newsom said the virus is spreading in the community in 23 counties across the state. It is the third hardest hit state in the U.S., behind Washington state which has 1,376 cases as of 6 p.m. EDT Thursday and New York which has at least 5,000 cases. Earlier this week, Newsom ordered all non-essential businesses to close, including bars, beer pubs and wineries. Source
  14. I wouldn’t believe China and Iran if they told me water is wet. I hope you’re holding up well though.
  15. Italy has overtaken China as the country with most coronavirus-related deaths, registering 3,405 dead, a rise of 427 on the day before. Thursday’s figure represented a slight improvement on the day before, when Italy recorded 475 deaths - the most reported by any country in a single day since the start of the outbreak. However, the total number of cases in Italy rose to 41,035 from a previous 35,713, up 14.9%, a faster rate of growth than seen over the last three days, the Civil Protection Agency said. Some 3,245 people have died in China since the virus first emerged there late last year. Italy’s outbreak came to light in the north of the country on 21 February. In recent weeks, as the situation in Italy has darkened, the Italian Government has taken drastic steps to attempt to curb the economic devastation. Rapidly becoming known as the "Italian Cure", the county's borders are closed, all forms of business are shut down, save for grocery stores and pharmacies. A plethora of taxes and social service payments have been suspended. Rents and mortgages have been halted or lowered until further notice. Companies and firms within Italy are not legally allowed to layoff employees without "justifiable, objective reasons" until May. With leaders around the world faced with the prospect of economic ruin, or the deaths of millions, Italy's example offers a way forward. Source
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