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March 17, 2020

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rich

i own the feds a little and 2 states a lot ... (meaning for the little i actually make the states are getting a pound of flesh)

Neo

WHO .. WHAT .. WHERE ..
https://mobile.twitter.com/WHO/status/1217043229427761152
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China

rich

market at session lows as circuit breaks kick in. oil off almost 20% (below 22/bbl) and gold down about 3% to 1485/oz ...

what does tomorrow have in store?

rich

circuit breakers.

rich

resisting the urge to wheel over to zh to cheer myself up.

Neo

what does tomorrow have in store?

Up on Thursday, down of Friday

A yo-yo

Melinda

CH-

It's actuall Sen. Tammy Duckworth, but she's an old time flunky of Durbin's. Totally wooden.

MissMarple2

Progress!

1. Told daughter Chinese said that US Military infected Wuhan. Her response? "That's bullshit!"

2. Said that I wanted to know how many reporters were getting their talking points from China. Her response? "I am sure a lot are getting paid off, and probably the networks, too."

lyle

You’ve probably seen this:

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2020/03/after-500-million-campaign-bloomberg-will-spend-40-daniel-greenfield/

He’s spending this wad...in Africa. What a patriot! Clint Eastwood hardest hit.

GUS

Stephanie!!! I love it when you talk dirty

Narciso

Ragnarok,

MissMarple2

Target News
@TargetNews

We’re so proud of our Target teams working to keep stores open for guests during this challenging time. Read about our latest efforts, including new reduced store hours to add time for cleaning & restocking, & dedicated shopping time for vulnerable guests:

https://corporate.target.com/article/2020/03/target-coronavirus-supporting-guests-team
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Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
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Thank you to our great American businesses for going above and beyond to keep our most vulnerable citizens safe!

Melinda

Head of OPM has resigned.

lyle

https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/17/chinas-post-virus-plan-to-destroy-americas-economy/

Apologies if already posted.

lyle

https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/17/chinas-post-virus-plan-to-destroy-americas-economy/

Apologies if already posted.

MissMarple2

Again, the dumbest people in the cosmos are all aggregated in the American “media” space. This tool is on our television ACTIVELY doing the bidding of China. Another useful idiot. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/7VLu4HvB2I

— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) March 18, 2020

Link goes to MSNBC video of Richard Engel, who is exactly the person Bongino says he is.

lyle

Double tap.

Melinda

Citizen Loather:

John Solomon
@jsolomonReports
Democratic Senator Mark Warner signals he may get in way of Trump plan to send every family a $1,000 coronavirus check. justthenews.com/government/con…

https://twitter.com/jsolomonReports/status/1240339577765793793

Melinda

Breaking911
@Breaking911
Border Patrol Makes Record Meth Seizure - breaking911.com/border-patrol-…

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1240334756086272004

MissMarple2

OUR WHOLE WAY OF LIFE
AS WE KNOW IT
IS IN JEOPARDY

☝🏻Remember when
Barney Miller told us about the deep state? pic.twitter.com/IDbVttbmcS

— SayIt⭐️⭐️⭐️OutLoud (@realTT2020) March 18, 2020

Video at link - a blast from the past!

Extraneus

Dow 19,075. Was around 30,000 on Valentine's Day.
How low can it go?

lyle

Ace has a Twitter quote:

Walked over to my Chinese neighbor's house this morning and told her that no matter what Trump says I do not blame her for the virus and she's always welcome in our country. She was speechless. Anyway turns out she's Japanese but if I do this enough I'll eventually get it right.

Heh™

MissMarple2

https://intelnews.org/2020/03/17/01-2739/

A cyberattack, coupled with a disinformation campaign, targeted the computer systems of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in what officials believe was an effort to undermine America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

peter

Conversation I just had while on a walk on Queens Boulevard:

Stranger: When is St. Patrick's?

Me: That was yesterday. The 17th?

Stranger: Yesterday?

Me: Yeah, you missed it. Tomorrow is St. Joseph's.

Stranger: Thank you.

KevlarKid

Food for thought:

Corona Science Skeptics

Short video.

Extraneus
A cyberattack, coupled with a disinformation campaign, targeted the computer systems of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Who could possibly have been motivated to do that? Are we gonna have a shooting war with China before this is all over?

JimNorCal

Hmm, a new day. Time for a thread roll LOL?

Contest.
Answer posted later.
Which frequent JOM commenter whose nick starts with "n" did I think of when I saw this image?

lyle

https://spectator.us/corona-crisis-pushing-us-thucydides-trap/

Chinese to the US 30 years ago: We’re at economic war with you.

US globalists/Chamber of Commerce: No, you’re not. Here, take this shitload of USD and destroy the US economy.

JimNorCal

rich: "resisting the urge to wheel over to zh to cheer myself up"

Wetting my pants laughing at that one ...

Jane

Who is going to get the $1000 payouts?

Threadkiller

Who is the head of OPM?

hrtshpdbox

Don't know if this article has been posted, quite interesting (and my Physician Assistant daughter was sent this by a supervisor who speaks in glowing terms of the epidemiologist who wrote it).
One quote from it:
If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to “influenza-like illness” would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average. The media coverage would have been less than for an NBA game between the two most indifferent teams.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/

lyle

Are we gonna have a shooting war with China before this is all over?

If so, then that will answer your previous question:

How low can it go?

Much lower.

hrtshpdbox

Jane, I think they were saying every adult who filed taxes last year.

lyle

We actually have a bureaucracy called “Other People’s Money? Why, yes. Yes, of course.

Old Lurker

I am social distancing by using fewer words to express my thoughts from the JOM overnights.

1. It was a short note by Henry about the words spoken and unspoken by his brother from which Henry concluded "thoughts that it might not be bad" need to be taken with a grain of salt. So noted, Henry, and appreciated.

2. I will not be lectured by any poster who wants to shame me into being charitable because the President is, but with our money. Iggy smacked that down just fine, but it is the worst of word abuse, long common on the Left, to call Transfer Payments forced by the government under threat of jail so that so your money can be confiscated then handed to a neighbor, "Charity". Charity is when one person of his own free will decides to help a person who needs help. NOTHING we have heard from DC this week is "Charity".

3. And James is dead right. On what planet do we want earth changing decisions about OUR lives to be made behind closed doors and without public debate in DC by ANYBODY? Personally I rank the CDC right up with the CIA and FBI as the most overrated and undeserving of their pedestal as any department of government. We MIGHT be doing the right things on all fronts, but none of us have heard any rational debate about costs (economic AND Opportunity) v benefits. Personally, Henry's salt shaker notwithstanding, my gut guess is we are not making the best choices for our country. And critical as I am about GS-12 doctors working for the government perhaps not being the best and brightest, I sure as hell don't want politicians running for office (and in Trump's case, running for his life and that of his family) to reign as king over the fate of the country.

4. But it is what it is, and as I learned to say in Latin, "The die is cast", enjoy the ride.

mike in houston

Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus Patients


https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020/03/18/we-need-those-beds-baltimore-mayor-urges-people-to-put-down-guns-after-violence-continues-during-covid-19-pandemic/

hrtshpdbox

I think I might have suggested that the rich give their helicopter checks to the poor, sorry.

lyle

I rank the CDC right up with the CIA and FBI as the most overrated and undeserving of their pedestal as any department of government.

At this point, how can one not? They’re clearly as politicized with progtardism. It’s not conspiratorial to think every tiny nook and cranny of the US gubmint is by now.

Threadkiller

I know that acronym, Lyle. I don’t get the resignation comment.

henry

The assumption they can “turn those machines back on” economy wide in June or September depends on those machines still existing then. Main Street is taking a worse hit here than they did under four years of Jimmy Carter.

lyle

I’m itching to get my 4mile walk in if only the damn Fedex dude would show up so I can. Yes, I have to sign for the package. And you know why, too. 😉

I need to work off anger at all this and a long walk by the river is the perfect way to do it. Well, at least before wine o’clock rolls around.

Threadkiller

Here:

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/office-of-personnel-management-chief-quits-in-the-midst-of-coronavirus-planning-for-the-workforce-of-2-1-million-1.622801

lyle

I’m assuming my acronym was probably inaccurate, TK...

And I don’t understand the resignation thing, either.

Old Lurker

It weren't you, Hrts.

:-)

Melinda

Office of Personnel Management chief resigned. Will grab link.

Extraneus

Wasn't that the guy Trump hand picked to clean house? Used to be his driver or something?

Melinda

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488129-opm-chief-abruptly-resigns-report

Melinda

She was a former W appointee to FLRA.

Extraneus

Ah, thanks for the link, Mel.

She chafed at treatment by John McEntee, the 29-year-old head of the office, as well as Paul Dans, OPM’s White House liaison, Politico reported. McEntee rejoined the White House last month and has set about stocking the administration with officials loyal to President Trump and his agenda.
Captain Hate

The CDC were the same crew of see you next Tuesdays who sat with their thumbs up their asses while every grandstanding pol with an agenda called our healthcare system an embarrassment so dry fuck every goddamn one of them.

hrtshpdbox

OL, I'm relieved, thanks. :-)

KevlarKid

Insights into Corona Virus

Turn on your Youtube subtitles. Short video.

Captain Hate

The never ending look at me grief train rolls on

@MeghanMcCain
I would rather amputate one of my limbs than watch my father die again. Please think of this pain when deciding to go out, or ignore medical professionals

KevlarKid

thanks fr me too, OL. nicely done!

Jane

Well that’s just rude hrtshpdbox. Last year is the first year I didn’t file taxes. I’m bummed (although not thrilled about the passing out)

Pinandpuller

Unrolling toilet paper feels like rappelling in the pitch black: I have a lot of rope but I have no idea how much cliff is left.

Neo

Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus Patients

hrtshpdbox

If I go out, John McCain comes back to life so that Meggers will watch him die again? OK, I won't go out, Meggy, you keep up your end of the bargain and get to work on that leg with the hacksaw.

hrtshpdbox

Jane, I'm probably wrong anyway, so don't give up.

Captain Hate

Jane, you didn't file taxes or didn't pay?

Manuel Transmission

72 hr rule: the marina manager and his wife are self quarantined, but don’t necessarily have the bug. Just being cautious.

KevlarKid

@MeghanMcCain: fellini my ugliest cousin, you ham hock.

shame on me.

Captain Hate

LOL, Pin!

MissMarple2

1.,GM is totally stopping production, according to my local radio. (I didn't catch if it was our local GM plant or nationally.)

2. Local radio guy is pushing Take-out Thursday, to help local restaurants, and suggests you tip generously at the drive-thru.

3. My local liquor store had quite a few cars when I drove by, for this time of day.

4. Some malls here are totally closing until the end of March.

5. At the Kroger gas station the gal who runs the kiosk pay station was out disinfecting the coolerm door handles.

6. Light traffic due to lots of people working at home and schools closed.

Old Lurker

Just sayin:

"According to a research note from Bank of America Securities, it has taken 1,100 trading days on average to regain the territory lost during a bear market.

There are 252 trading days in a year, so that means the average time to get back to where we were is 4.4 years."

Captain Hate

Grim Milestone Update:
It has been 571 days since John Judas McCain died. He shows no signs yet of recovering.

Jane

I didn’t file because I had no taxable income. My accountant said that was fine,

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

I want all Americans to understand: we are at war with an invisible enemy, but that enemy is no match for the spirit and resolve of the American people...

...It cannot overcome the dedication of our doctors, nurses, and scientists — and it cannot beat the LOVE, PATRIOTISM, and DETERMINATION of our citizens. Strong and United, WE WILL PREVAIL!

sbwaters

Jane, you could file an amended 2018 return.

Quickly.

MissMarple2

Jane,

Same boat, because my income is so low. Oh, well.

Daughter will get a check, though, so that's good.

Jack Lillywhite

“Never let a crisis go to waste.” Who said it, and that should give you some idea how the media, free money progs and Dems are reacting and why.

There is no way in hell Trump can make this no -political and so, we are pretty much left to our own devices.

Frederick is 16 and surprised me at Publix by asking me to buy wings and drums so he make wings tonight with Hooters famous sauce. My first response was where he learned about Hooters sauce not how to make wings🤗

Buckeye

A follow up to OL’s “charity” point.

Whatever “benefit” the wealthy get from an “underserved” $1000 check or two, will be more than made up for in future taxation.

Just as the sun rises in the East:)

Bar is open on The Ledge, but leave at least every other seat empty.

MissMarple2

15 DAYS TO SLOW THE SPREAD! pic.twitter.com/ytgBP3hJv1

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020

Video at the link.

MissMarple2

Daughter came home from picking up Kroger order. She had gone through Starbucks ("Because who knows when they will close...") and said the girl at the window had hands that were absolutely raw from washing them.

Extraneus

When did the 15 days start?

Old Lurker

Buckeye, we are so economically illiterate that not many college educated people grasp that printing money and handing it out, all other things being equal, simply inflates the prices of all goods such that the "free money" ain't.

So not only will YOU pay for it in higher future taxes - as always the more you make, the more taxes you will pay - you will pay for it second time as your life's savings decrease in buying power. The more you saved, the more you pay.

Sucker.

Pinandpuller

The same people who cry about civil rights for criminal aliens in sanctuary cities are actually mulling over a national lockdown.

Ok then.

Buckeye

I cut the tip of my index finger with a knife accidentally.

The hand washing has become painful.

Mrs. Buckeye went through boxes in the basement looking for hand sanitizer. Found several containers plus some really effective hand lotion, so at least have that.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Not sure '15 days to slow the spread' is the best slogan.
First it sounds like if we don't, after 15 days the world ends.
Second, if the spread is not slowed after 15 days then progs have a real metric he created to bludgeon him with.

Old Lurker

Who was it here who named hand sanitizer "Paper Cut Locator Lotion"?

hrtshpdbox

OL, there's no way around an economic slowdown as a result of this, and no particular reason investors would pay high price-earning ratios for stocks until they're really convinced all is well with the economy. I'll guess new market highs after the dust has settled in Trump's second term so, say, Jan 2022, and that's 34 months.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hey Buckeye, I know a guy with 17,000 hand sanitizers who'll sell you some.

Narciso

This is the problem with flatlining the economy, can it restart?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I cut the tip of my index finger with a knife accidentally.--

Unless you were trying to become Psychogawaea's blood brother that last word seems a little superfluous.

Buckeye

Right you are OL.

Jack Lillywhite

Buckeye,

I did worse 5 years ago. Grown back but still numb.

If you have hydrogen peroxide dip the finger tip in then plenty of cortaid and bandage. I just realized you have a real doctor to discuss this with. My bad🥱

Extraneus

I had a small bottle of hand sanitizer I used to keep at work. (I admit it was for days I shook too many hands.) When I quit, I brought my office stuff home in a few boxes, and culled most of it including the hand sanitizer. Too bad, I'd keep it in my car nowadays if I still had it.

MissMarple2

Trump only started calling the "Chinese Virus" within the last two days.

Between January and March 15th, he referred to it as the "coronavirus", at least on Twitter anyway, 41 times.

Since March 16th he hasn't called it the "coronavirus" once. pic.twitter.com/luucCArdjA

— Nathan McDermott (@natemcdermott) March 18, 2020

Link goes to screen caps of tweets. I would say we got some definite intelligence.

Buckeye

JiB

The cut isn’t deep, just a bad location for touch screen typing.

peter

Capt's 3:26 was posted with gusto!

MissMarple2

My son told me he accidentally discovered that the hand sanitizer is really good when used as a cleaner for iPhone screens. All you need is a couple of drops.

Old Lurker

Hrts, my bet is longer than that. This is not just climbing out of a run of the mill dip; we are doing and have already done major structural damage to the system, and that (un)creative destruction will continue until the "nevermind" bell goes off and we see how many producers crawl out from their caves and see what tools they still possess.

clarice

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/when-will-the-coronavirus-be-controlled-and-how-will-we-know/

Old Lurker

Peter, critical as I am sometimes about Capn's turn of phrase, I thought his 3:26 was about as good as it gets.

Extraneus

I don't think there's any new intelligence, I think Trump is just pissed about the claim that the virus originated in Maryland and was sent to Wuhan by the U.S. Army. With all the power Xi has, he could have shut that off immediately but he didn't, and that's deserving of a brushback pitch if not a 90 mph bean ball.

KevlarKid

Savage saying California gov considering a martial law declaration.

Old Lurker

Nicely done, Chaco.

Extraneus

Not to mention expelling the journos from China. They're escalating tensions, and if they hacked the CDC that's going to require a retaliation.

henry

@cnbc

BREAKING: New York Stock Exchange to temporarily close its trading floor and move to fully electronic trading starting on Monday, March 23 due to the coronavirus

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