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42 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

Why do you call them insipid if you can’t see them? 

Thats not something a grown man would do.

Because it's Facebook.  A hive of insipidness.

Correct, you as a supposedly grown man shouldn't be a member.

 

 

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Police show up at Louisiana church that was defying coronavirus state order: https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-police-church-defy-state-order

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Police responded Tuesday night to a Louisiana church where hundreds had congregated despite the state's ban on gatherings of more than 50 people — part of the effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Tony Spell, pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, said no "dictator law" could keep people from worshipping God, according to the local news.

“The virus, we believe, is politically motivated,” Spell told WAFB. “We hold our religious rights dear and we are going to assemble no matter what someone says.”

Spell said his church, which normally has more than 1,000 attendees on Sunday across five locations, will be distributing “anointed handkerchiefs” to provide members with “healing virtues.”

 

A police officer told the pastor that the National Guard will break up future gatherings that violate the public health rules issued by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

However, Louisiana National Guard Colonel Ed Bush said Wednesday that is not accurate.

“The National Guard has not been tasked with enforcing any of the curfew, social distancing or meeting requirements as set by the governor,” Bush said. “Our focus right now is completely with helping state agencies with preparedness and medical readiness."

Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., sent a letter to Edwards last week saying the proclamation is unconstitutional when applied to houses of worship.

“I agree that all our constituents and religious leaders should follow the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC),” Higgins wrote. “However, the decision to gather should be the choice of the individual or institution and not a mandate by any government entity. The state has no authority to enforce this proclamation nor any ban on worship.

The majority of religious leaders and services have gone online, especially after the White House issued even more strict recommendations Monday, saying people should not gather in groups of more than 10.

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33 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

Because it's Facebook.  A hive of insipidness.

Since you didn't answer my question the first time, I'll ask again: Why do you say this if you can't see it?

 

34 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

Correct, you as a supposedly grown man shouldn't be a member.

I'll make sure to give @Bobref, @swordfish, @Impartial_Observer, @TrojanDad, @Yuccaguy, @Irish Line Momma, @Irishman, @DanteEstonia, @Ultimate Warrior your message. 

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8 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

Since you didn't answer my question the first time, I'll ask again: Why do you say this if you can't see it?

Yes, I did.  You lack of reading comprehension is not my problem.

9 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

By all means please do.

 

Ramp up the fear:  https://www.indystar.com/story/news/health/2020/03/19/indianapolis-coronavirus-updates-top-news-covid-19-indiana/5073723002/

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All Indiana schools will remain closed until at least May 1.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new steps to combat the spread of COVID-19 Thursday, including the prolonged closure of schools. 

"We recognize how hard all of these efforts are on Hoosiers," Holcomb said at a press conference Thursday afternoon.

Holcomb also announced the cancellation of all state testing — including the ISTEP10 and ILEARN assessments — set to be given later this spring. The state has already asked for testing forgiveness from the U.S. Department of Education, but has not received it yet.

Holcomb did not go so far as to cancel school for the rest of the year. Kansas became the first state to take that step on Tuesday.

Holcomb also announced he will extend the current state of emergency another 30 days when it expires April 5. Other actions the state announced include:

  • The state of Indiana will delay state income tax payments from April 15 to July 15. 
  • Unemployment benefits will be paid to individuals who file their initial unemployment claims late.
  • No residential eviction proceedings or foreclosure actions may be initiated during the public health emergency. This does not relieve the individual of obligations to pay rent or mortgage payments.
  • Participants in the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program are not required to make premium payments.
  •  The commissioner of the state Department of Insurance will request that insurers institute a 60-day moratorium on policy cancellations for non-payment of premiums. 
  • The commissioner will request that health insurers not increase prices or coverage costs that involve medical care for COVID-19.
  • The state’s application to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was approved on Wednesday. This program provides targeted, low-interest loans of up to $2 million to help small businesses and nonprofits overcome the temporary loss of revenue as a result of coronavirus. 

 

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I love our current President - But this sounds (and looks) so much better coming from the FLOTUS.......(IMHO)

 

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Government Is No Match for the Coronavirus: https://mises.org/wire/government-no-match-coronavirus

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The coronavirus is reminding everyone that you cannot rely on government and that ultimately it is the private sector that will provide the solutions. Many nonmedical government officials and members of the media are predicting massive cases of COVID-19 and death, when in fact no one can predict the outcome. What we do know is that government has created a full-blown national panic, when at this point the normal flu season is far more deadly.

Decentralization is critical to a functioning society but often precluded by federal regulations.

The Washington Post reported the following about the Centers for Disease Control:

The problems started in early February, at a CDC laboratory in Atlanta.

A technical manufacturing problem, along with an initial decision to test only a narrow set of people and delays in expanding testing to other labs, gave the virus a head start to spread undetected—and helped perpetuate a false sense of security that leaves the United States dangerously behind.

Tests begin with the CDC to insure quality, which is exactly the wrong approach. It assumes that the government can outperform the best medical industry in the world. Even at this hour the CDC has failed, shipping test kits that are defective.

The CDC does not have a solution, but it also becomes the classic blocker to progress. Labs cannot act without a lengthy approval process from CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These government controls violate the principle of subsidiarity (that problems should be solved at the lowest level possible). Ultimately care is provided by local hospitals, care facilities, and labs.

South Korea’s rapid testing allowed for early treatment and containment of the virus. These test kits were created in three weeks. Many labs in the US could have solved the test kit problem but were restrained by the FDA and CDC. The South Koreans offered to help us, but was the CDC listening? Evidently not.

At the president’s request on Friday, America’s robust private sector, including Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Roche Laboratories, and LabCorp, came up with a solution for mass testing. Roche has received fast-track FDA approval for its COVID-19 diagnostic test. This testing will be done via drive-thru in parking lots. This minimizes contact and allows for mass testing of thousands across the country. The more Americans are tested, resulting in a lower percentage of deaths, the more the testing will have a calming effect on our citizens.

Americans consider regulators and government to be sacrosanct, but in fact government agencies are slow and often fail us. Think of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which allowed Boeing engineers to bypass basic engineering standards, resulting in the crash of two Boeing 737 MAX airliners and the grounding of nine hundred planes around the world.

We all know that any time we expect service from the government, it will be slow and painful vs. the private sector, which is mostly fast and courteous. In spite of some minor shortages, due to hoarding, the private sector is supplying us with gas, food, prepared meals, medical supplies, and healthcare.

The coronavirus crisis must cause us to rethink government. The Trump administration has restricted new regulation and reduced arcane strictures, which has resulted in a booming economy. It is absolutely true that most private industry can be trusted, because the alternative for poor or unscrupulous providers is failure. Private industry can be sued and suffer financial decline, unlike government, which simply demands more money for poor performance. Business or individuals that commit fraud are subject to civil and criminal penalties.

The federal government spends 21 percent of our national GDP. All federal spending money comes from business and citizens, which restricts their ability to allocate those funds to their families and to spur economic growth. American entrepreneurs are excellent capital allocators, creating the jobs and technologies that keep us safe and allow a very high standard of living for most citizens.

In spite of enormous federal deficits, every protected class of workers and business expects the government to bail it out during a crisis, from airlines and cruise ships to government workers. We will now witness a litany of spending beginning with $8 billion for the coronavirus, moving to a $50 billion pork-laden House bill, and a third spending bill coming from the Treasury.

This system is grossly unfair, as working-class individuals and small businesses do not get paid when businesses shut down.

It’s time we heed the advice of President Ronald Reagan: government is the problem, not the solution.

The welfare-warfare state is not only consuming a large portion of our national income, but, worse, it is also spending far beyond its means, creating debt now surpassing $23 trillion (vs. under $6 trillion in the year 2000).

The solution is to reduce federal spending to 18 percent of GDP, which will downsize or eliminate many counterproductive agencies and allow American business and individuals to perform and innovate.

If you are unconvinced, think of Walmart now offering ultra low-cost medical services along with a host of competitors including CVS and Walgreens. Gas is very cheap because of our fracking industry. An abundance of high-quality food is available from thousands of grocery stores, restaurants, and now home delivery from many sources.

Americans are hard working, resilient, and innovative. The time has come to unleash this talent to create a higher living standard and solutions to the most perplexing national challenges.

As one of the comments to the excellent commentary states:

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//The coronavirus is reminding everyone that you cannot rely on government and that ultimately it is the private sector that will provide the solutions.//

As should be obvious, government has shut down much of the private sector "to keep us safe." Restaurants, bars, casinos, theaters, live sporting events, schools, factories, universities, etc. In my little town in Colorado, the only places open are government offices -- the courts, police dept. county offices. The private sector can't save squat if it's not open.

 

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6 hours ago, Muda69 said:

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO USE AMERICANS' LOCATION DATA TO TRACK THE CORONAVIRUS: https://www.wlfi.com/content/news/568926262.html

It's becoming pretty clear that this "crisis" is conditioning the general public for Martial Law.................

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/03/14/coronavirus-spy-apps-israel-joins-iran-and-china-tracking-citizens-smartphones-to-fight-covid-19/#756d5193781b

I don't like the surveillance either...but if this disease state isn't managed, I could see it happen.  I would hope something like that would require Congress to vote and approve....

Did I hear correctly today?  1 in 4 Californians are now ordered to shelter in place??  I could see that coming to the Indy metro area......

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China Coronavirus or Wuhan Virus......SF didn't think China or Wuhan was a race.......Asian or yellow person flu - OK, I get it, racist......

MERS = Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Spanish Flu = Obvious

Zika Virus = Named after the Ziika Forest in Uganda (origin)

Ebola - Named after a river close to the origin https://www.livescience.com/48234-how-ebola-got-its-name.html

https://qz.com/1820422/coronavirus-why-wont-who-use-the-name-sars-cov-2/

It started out as the “Wuhan virus”, with everyone from researchers to news outlets—including those inside China—referring to it as such. Then it was the “Wuhan coronavirus” and “China coronavirus,” and subsequently 2019-nCoV. Finally, on Feb. 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave the disease an official name: Covid-19.

To be clear, Covid-19 refers to the disease. “Co” refers to corona, “vi” to virus, and “d” to disease. The virus that causes the disease is SARS-CoV-2, which was named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. The “SARS” part of the name refers to the new coronavirus’ genetic link to the virus that caused the 2003 SARS outbreak. So one tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, not Covid-19, as it’s the virus and not the disease that does the infecting. The WHO lays out this distinction clearly on its website.

 

But despite the virus having a full name, the WHO almost never refers to it as SARS-CoV-2. Instead, it uses “the virus responsible for Covid-19” and “Covid-19 virus.” Technically, the latter is redundant: spelled out, it would essentially read “coronavirus disease virus.”

The broader contention over how to label the new coronavirus underscores how in the combustible mix of a public health crisis and geopolitical rivalries, names do far more than convey information. They draw battle lines. And as countries grapple with spiralling case counts and overrun emergency rooms, a fierce struggle is underway to command the pandemic’s narrative.

In recent days, as the number of new reported cases slows in China, the country has sought to play up the storyline that it bought the world time, even suggesting that the US is to blame for the virus. Meanwhile, US politicians including president Donald Trump have insisted on using terms like ”Chinese Virus,” and a White House official called it “kung-flu” in front of a Chinese-American journalist. In this context, what the WHO—as a neutral, international agency—calls the virus suddenly carries a lot of weight.

The WHO writes on its website that it steers clear of SARS-CoV-2 because “using the name SARS can have unintended consequences in terms of creating unnecessary fear for some populations, especially in Asia which was worst affected by the SARS outbreak in 2003.” At a press briefing on Feb. 13 (pdf), WHO executive director Michael Ryan noted that SARS-CoV-2 is a technical term for virologists in labs, while Covid-19 is a term for the average person. “We’re trying to relate the virus to the world, the experience that people have with the virus… so I don’t think there’s any inconsistency,” he said.

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2 minutes ago, BARRYOSAMA said:

In utterly shocking news....

https://www.foxnews.com/media/tucker-carlson-calls-on-sen-burr-to-explain-reported-1-6-million-stock-sale-or-resign

Warns his wealthy donors of stock market collapse and sells off his stock while lying to his constituents.....

When AOC and Tucker Carlson call you a scumbag.....you are 99.9% a scumbag.

Unfortunately not the only Congressmen: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/aoc-calls-senate-intel-chair-richard-burr-resign-stock-selloff-n1164401

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Disclosure records also show that three other senators sold major holdings around the same time, including Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and James Inhofe, R-Okla., according to The New York Times.

 

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3 minutes ago, BARRYOSAMA said:

In utterly shocking news....

https://www.foxnews.com/media/tucker-carlson-calls-on-sen-burr-to-explain-reported-1-6-million-stock-sale-or-resign

Warns his wealthy donors of stock market collapse and sells off his stock while lying to his constituents.....

When AOC and Tucker Carlson call you a scumbag.....you are 99.9% a scumbag.

We can agree on something (mark your calendars everyone - BO & SF agreed) However - The bigger story should be how these poor career politicians accumulate so much money.......#termlimits

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Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga. - Husband is chairman of New York Stock Exchange.....

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12 minutes ago, BARRYOSAMA said:

Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga. - Husband is chairman of New York Stock Exchange.....

Lock her up. Doug Collins is going to defeat her in he primary anyway.

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40 minutes ago, BARRYOSAMA said:

Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga. - Husband is chairman of New York Stock Exchange.....

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Here’s how to report gatherings of 10 or more people to authorities: https://wkow.com/2020/03/19/heres-how-to-report-gatherings-of-10-or-more-people-to-authorities/?fbclid=IwAR1vPe9lwDHPBdxI9bzALs2BiX0gQHjvmbFyDfxhiKZToU9m16o7AouSNj8

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Dane County residents now have a method to report violations of the governor's ban on gatherings of 10 or more people.

Public Health Madison and Dane County set up an online form that can be used to submit a violation of Gov. Tony Evers' order.

The form asks for some basic information before offering several fields to describe the gathering.

You can find a link to the form here.

Those living outside of Dane County should contact their local law enforcement or health department.

The penalties were outlined in the governor's order. READ THE ORDER HERE.

PENALTIES, under Wisconsin statute 252.25: Any person who willfully violates or obstructs the execution of any state statute or rule, county, city or village ordinance or departmental order under this chapter and relating to the public health, for which no other penalty is prescribed, shall be imprisoned for not more than 30 days or fined not more than $500 or both.

If you see something, say something.  Right?

Disgusting.

 

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Stop Looking for 'Leadership' During the COVID-19 Outbreak: https://reason.com/2020/03/20/stop-looking-for-leadership-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

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As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., pundits and opposition politicians pounded President Trump for displaying a "lack of leadership" in response to the deadly virus. And it's true that, as always, the president was prone to minimizing inconvenient developments, bristling at critics, and contradicting members of his own team. Without a strong, focused figure in the White House (maybe somebody less deplorable?), we can't possibly pull through this crisis, the opponents suggested. But that's ridiculous; anybody making their responses to events contingent on political office not being held by narcissistic ass-clowns is putting their fate in the hands of circumstances they can't control. They're making a false virtue of dependency.

That's not to say we shouldn't listen to people who have expertise. Epidemiologists shared widely reported warnings in January of "the spread of 2019-nCov within and outside mainland China."

"The more we learn about it, the greater the possibility is that transmission will not be able to be controlled with public health measures," Toronto-based Allison McGeer, an infectious disease specialist, cautioned at roughly the same time.

Even China's awful political rulers, who muzzled medical whistleblowers after they warned of the disease (there's leadership!), admitted by the end of the month that the situation was out of control.

Just weeks later, the World Health Organization, as clumsy and prone to stroking authoritarian regimes as it is, said the virus had "pandemic potential," while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned of "severe" disruptions to American life from "community spread" of the new virus.

Anybody paying attention had the opportunity to get ready for what was comingif they were allowed to do so by our fearless leaders.

It's worth noting that, when political officials act, their most positive efforts come from getting out of the waythat is, by undoing the "leadership" they demonstrated on earlier matters.

President Trump announced "compassionate use" easing of restrictions on patients' use of drugs that don't yet have FDA approval for treating COVID-19.

Congress extended liability protection for makers of protective N95 face masks so that hospitals can directly purchase equipment that isn't specifically approved for medical purposes under cumbersome FDA rules.

Eased regulation enforcement, announced by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), means the government won't take action against health insurers who modify their catastrophic plans to cover COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment for their customers.

Licensed physicians can also now practice across state lines, under CMS waivers that ease a host of other rules that bind the practice of medicine in red tape. The feds played catch-up on that one: states including Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington had already moved to ease restrictive licensing of medical providers before the feds jumped on the issue.

Even the Transportation Security Administration is joining in, modifying its insistence that doom is found in any liquid container of more than 3.4 ounce capacity so that travelers can carry 12-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer on airplanes.

"The coronavirus is forcing authorities to admit many of their regulations are unnecessary," Reason's Nick Gillespie noted.

After so much obstruction of innovation and the flexibility that individuals and organizations might have brought to situations like the current pandemic, some officials are undoing a bit of the damage they and their predecessors inflicted on us. They should be thanked for that, even as we recognize that such damage was the "leadership" they exercised in the past.

But, in response to a dependent public accustomed to wait to be told what to do, we're getting that leadership good and hard, too.

Panicky curfews and shelter-in-place orders around the country already disrupt life for millions of Americans, including their ability to make a living. But how much good can they do when researchers say "such measuresmost notably, large scale social distancing will need to be in place for many months, perhaps until a vaccine becomes available"?

There's no doubt that we need to adapt to the pandemic, but completely suspending normal interactions and economic activity might have us all starving in the dark before the end of the 18 months anticipated until we can line up for our shots. Those curfews and shelter-in-place orders are unsustainable beyond the short term and are likely to hurt worse than the disease itself (unemployment claims are already jumping).

To address shortages in medical supplies, President Trump invoked the long-dormant Defense Production Act, which gives the federal government extraordinary power to bully the private sector into accepting government contracts and "to allocate materials, services, and facilities." If the elements of the law are actually put into effect, they "amount at least in some measure to switching from a market economy to a command economy," cautioned George Washington University's Michael Abramowicz at the Volokh Conspiracy.

Why would Trump need to evoke command economy powers when companies are already responding to high demand and rising prices by "running round the clock" and "increasing capacity"? To demonstrate leadership, of course!

And if you're looking for the latest round of taxpayer-funded government goodies, Congress has a $1 trillion-dollar treat for us all. It's a measure that borrows yet again against the future to offset some of the harm government has inflicted on small businesses and individuals forcibly sidelined across the country.

Americans will be paying for the new spending spree long after we've forgotten that we were already paying off old spending sprees. There is your leadership.

"Nothing makes government grow like a crisis," as I warned last week. "Even after the public panic retreats, the politicians' calculations subside, and COVID-19 becomes more knowable and treatable, we'll be left with the permanent swelling of government."

Americans have been led to that world of ever-growing government power by our own complacency, our insistence that somebody lead us, even if it's off a cliff. We could inform ourselves, make our own decisions, and voluntarily work together, and many of us are doing just that. But too many of us depend on others to decide for us, tell us what to do, and point us in a direction, any direction.

If you really want politicians to do something helpful, ask them to stop "leading" and to get out of the way.

Agreed.  I don't recall seeing in the U.S. Constitution where one of the defined duties of the POTUS is to be a "leader".  Our own laziness, complacency, and cowardice have led us to that point.

 

 

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Tax Day moving to July 15 amid coronavirus crisis, Mnuchin announces: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tax-day-moving-to-july-15-amid-coronavirus-crisis-mnuchin-announces

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Friday that the deadline for filing federal taxes will move from April 15 to July 15 -- a move to ease the burden the coronavirus outbreak has put on individuals and the economy.

"At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties," he tweeted.

He clarified that taxpayers could still file for refunds now, tweeting: "I encourage all taxpayers who may have tax refunds to file now to get your money."

The move had been expected in some form since earlier this month.

President Trump addressed the change in his daily coronavirus task force briefing.

"Hopefully by that time we'll have people getting back to their lives," Trump said. "Families and businesses will have this extra time to file with no interest or penalties."

He continued: "However if you have refunds or credits you would like to claim, you may still file. In other words you can file early if you are owed money by the IRS."

The administration had announced earlier in the week that it would delay the payments, a move that Mnuchin said would leave $300 billion in the economy at a critical time.

By extending the filing deadline, the government is essentially allowing individuals and businesses to hold on to their money as they deal with lost revenue or paychecks resulting from the economic slowdown as federal and state governments try to keep people home so they don't spread the coronavirus.

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Good move politically.

 

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Trump Temporarily Suspends Payments On Federal Student Loans: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahhansen/2020/03/20/trump-temporarily-suspends-payments-on-federal-student-loans/#cf1e59134912

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At a press briefing on Friday, President Trump said that the federal government has temporarily suspended all payments on federally held student loans.

  • Trump said that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has directed federal lenders to allow borrowers to suspend their student loan payments without penalty.
  • The suspension will be in effect for “at least the next 60 days,” Trump said, “and if we need more, we’ll extend that.”
  • Borrowers should contact their lenders for more information, Trump said, though further guidance has not yet been released.
  • A 60-day waiver on interest that Trump announced last week would have stopped new interest from accruing, but it didn’t make a dent in the amount a borrow must pay every month; this new announcement should.
  • Trump also announced that the Department of Education will not enforce standardized testing requirements for students in elementary through high school this year.
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Another good political move by Mr. Trump.

 

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UPS Workers Report That UPS' Coronavirus Preparations Are Woefully Inadequate Or Nonexistent: https://jalopnik.com/ups-workers-report-that-ups-coronavirus-preparations-ar-1842420068

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It’s safe to say that, thanks to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, most of you are reading this at home, having willingly separated yourself from other people, from the activities you enjoy, from regular showers and companionship and work and so many other things because you know it’s the right thing to do, and you’re just one person. If you were a massive organization who, by its very design, interacted with thousands and thousands of people every day, you’d think taking Coronavirus precautions would be astronomically more important. If that was so, you would also be making much better decisions than UPS, the huge global package delivery company.

With so many retail businesses shutting their doors during the pandemic, delivery services like UPS have become even more important and crucial than they already were. If you’re stuck at home and you need something, it has to be delivered. There’s just no way around that.

And, even if you’ve effectively quarantined yourself, when you interact with the delivery person you’re exposing yourself to many more people than just that driver, even if you don’t even make physical, direct contact with them.

The cardboard box that you bring into your home has been handled by huge numbers of people, the truck it was delivered in has been occupied by even more people, loaders, drivers, logistics teams. And any COVID-19 viruses that have found their way onto the truck that your package was on can survive for an incredible 72 hours on the hard metal and plastic surfaces. And those same viruses can survive on the cardboard box that’s been in contact with those surfaces and that you’ve just taken into your home for 24 hours.

Package delivery services like UPS are incredible ways not to just deliver huge packages of toilet paper and restaurant-sized tubs of chili, but also to potentially deliver the COVID-19 virus right into your home.

That’s why you’d expect a company like UPS to be taking extreme and comprehensive measures to keep workers safe from infection and, as a result, customers safe as well.

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As one of the comments states this reads like nothing more than a hit piece aimed at UPS.  Fed Ex and the USPS are probably no better.

How about taking your safety in your own hands and misting your received packages with a bleach solution and letting it dry for like 24 hours before opening it?

 

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2 hours ago, Muda69 said:

UPS Workers Report That UPS' Coronavirus Preparations Are Woefully Inadequate Or Nonexistent: https://jalopnik.com/ups-workers-report-that-ups-coronavirus-preparations-ar-1842420068

As one of the comments states this reads like nothing more than a hit piece aimed at UPS.  Fed Ex and the USPS are probably no better.

How about taking your safety in your own hands and misting your received packages with a bleach solution and letting it dry for like 24 hours before opening it?

 

My dogs actually can discern the Chewy box when it lands on the porch now ......They couldn't care less about the virus - just open the box Dad.......

 

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4 hours ago, Muda69 said:

Tax Day moving to July 15 amid coronavirus crisis, Mnuchin announces: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tax-day-moving-to-july-15-amid-coronavirus-crisis-mnuchin-announces

Good move politically.

 

I already filed, and I was told the bill was due on April 15. Does that mean that the bill is now due on July 15?

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