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  1. Soxbadger

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    If the argument is what is "safe", isnt the answer "nothing." Going to a crowded beach and eating indoors both have risk. I guess if I have to pick id rather support a business and help people pay their bills than go to a beach where there is a completely unregulated crowd of people who likely havent been following social distancing etc.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    You havent seen any restaurants that are only allowing 1-2 tables inside and the rest outside? Because they exist. Which goes back to the original point. Im not sure why protecting the people at Montrose Harbor is the hill you want to die on about outside safety. The people that went there literally had to walk past plenty of open space. From Montrose to Wilson on the East side of LSD is empty every day. I guess I dont see why we are defending their right to be 50 feet closer to the water and put everyone in danger.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Can I ask what your science background is that you can definitively state that eating in a restaurant with 5 other people spread out over 100 feet is more dangerous than being at a beach when 20-50 people are within 2 feet?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Its more regulated than a beach. And when you go to a restaurant you can decide for yourself whether their practices seem safe or not. At a beach there is nothing that anyone can do. That is the problem. Ive been to beaches and restaurants, by the afternoon the beach was so uncomfortable that we had to leave.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    That is the problem. Go to any beach and even if 90% of people are respectful, its the other 10% who ruin it for everyone. We went to a beach earlier in the summer. We got there early and it was pretty crowded, but you could still set up a spot and keep distance. At around 12-1 a ton of people started showing up. Groups were setting up within 1 foot of our area, none of them wore masks at all. The difference at a restaurant is that if I feel uncomfortable about the actions of someone else, I can request a change. At the beach we just had to pack up and leave. As I said before the people who did this, did not care at all about social distancing. I am familiar with the area. There is a ton of open space from Foster beach down to Montrose. The parks there are empty every day. But these people were specifically going to the area where it was crowded.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Bars are closed in Chicago unless they serve food. I guess she could have obliterated the entire restaurant industry and closed that too. Beach is closed, it sucks. I cant even take my kids there because Im worried that other people cant be bothered to show the slightest respect and not be all up on top of us. Ironically there is parks worth of space around the cricket hill area and down Lake Shore Drive. If people were responsible we could have all had an enjoyable summer.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    ? I remember being told months ago US deaths would top out at like 60k. Were now at 150k, how is that less dead people? https://www.npr.org/2020/04/09/830664814/fauci-says-u-s-coronavirus-deaths-may-be-more-like-60-000-antibody-tests-on-way
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    8/6/20 vs. BrewCrew @ 7:10PMCT

    A lot of high expectations for young players entering into the most fucked up year ever. Enjoy getting to watch young talented players play. This season is just too messed up to stress over and it may never finish.
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    Trade for pitching?

    Trading for anything that is "win now" in a season that may be cancelled in a week is silly.
  10. Soxbadger

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    There may be some real estate opportunities in the low/mid price range in a bit. A lot of payments were kicked down the road, but those bills are going to come due soon. This last month I have seen 3 deals where the appraisal came back under the purchase price. All deals between 150-200k. Prior to this, no deal I had ever worked on did not appraise for the exact purchase price. Reading between the lines id say appraisers are spooked about the future and dont want lenders coming after them.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Back in my day we spent thousands of dollars a semester to skip class because we stayed out too late drinking and prioritized Madden franchises. That would have been my biggest gripe, that Id have missed out on a year of fun because there would be no football games, no Halloween parties, etc.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    If youre doing more work sure you should be able to ask for better pay. But the example I was using is where the teacher is providing 1 20 minute group reading session per week. Other than that they are providing links to websites and asking children to do assignments on ESpark and IXL. They are not grading any work as they explicitly asked that none of the work be turned. They are not responding to emails for days/weeks. Every situation is different, but the only one Im talking about is CPS. I posted the CPS plan and compared it to what CPS was providing last year. As I mentioned, my child goes to a magnate school which has much more funding than a regular CPS school. They have an ipad for every student and the students were able to take them home.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The biggest problem is when teachers/ administrators / school boards / govt fight children lose out. Not every kid is fortunate enough to have a parent who can stay home, have a computer/internet etc. And usually those children are the ones who have the least voice in society. So who fights for them? Id be glad to let everyone stay home for the next year, but I also have to be realistic.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Id prefer virtual learning for everyone. I just dont have a good way to make that workable. So I am trying to find some sort of workable balance. Unfortunately that will involve everyone taking unnecessary risks.
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