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  1. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Agreeing with you quite a bit lately. The market is just batshit irrational and always has been. There isn't going to be any quick recovery.
  2. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Interesting, is that a terminal for oil sands and shale "heavy crude"? One thing I remember from San Padre is that the sun was at like a 70 degree angle around noon in March. It's pretty god damn south down there. With oil crashing like it is might be the death knell for a lot of US projects, refineries, terminals and otherwise.
  3. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Yea we did the bottom legs of the "Texas triangle" drive. We started in Houston, went to Galveston and then went to SA before Austin. Just drove through SA briefly. A very unique and beautiful part of the country.
  4. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    30% unemployment is a crisis. If you're 65 you likely served in Vietnam, so thanks for your service. But do you know that more people will likely die in this virus than all US losses in Vietnam? By a factor of 2-3 even? This is much worse than the fake ass crisis in Vietnam, with the now discredited domino theory of Soviet expansion. I mean, my mom is 66, this is the worst thing she says that's ever happened, not even close. This is the worst crisis since WWII, that is more than fair to say.
  5. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    You live around there? Interesting place. Man. About 10 years ago, back when I was still a young pup in my mid 20s we did an epic SXSW and beach trip that included spending two nights on South Padre on the national shoreline. I'll never forget we were listening to the NCAA Tourney on the beach and drinking some of the cheapest handles of liquor known to man. What a stunning place. It's too bad about the petro industry down there tho. Dirty. I don't mind the rigs but just the amount of tar and shit on the beach was unacceptable imo.
  6. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Sounds obvious but try corner stores, bulk discount stores and pharmacies for paper goods and sanitizer and cleaning goods. Also Amazon has plenty, although prime shipping is now 3-4 days instead of 1-3 in most locations.
  7. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Yea I'd imagine in most exurban and suburban settings things are already restocked. My experience is simply within the Seattle metro area, which is probably unique for quite a few reasons. Not the least is that the Nordic base culture here is close to the "don't bring shame to yourself" attitude that helps Japan and other Eastern societies controlling the virus. People here are fairly communal, for better and worse. In these times it's for the better.
  8. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I had you on ignore until about 5 minutes ago
  9. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Give it two weeks. Then everybody will have so much god damn TP in their basement they won't need any for a year. We had the first death last day of February. Peak store panic was probably week of March 14-21st. Stores were back stocked normally by about March 25th or so. Every corner store here has "1 per customer" limit on hand sanitizer but you can find it easily.
  10. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Eh, I wouldn't worry about food so much as paying rent and other bills. I can tell you that from experience in Seattle the first two weeks saw all the hoarding. We are so far past that now (onto week 5 now) the stores are flush with TP and chicken thighs and all that again. It's just that NOBODY is operating a business. If you are, like myself, you're doing it with extreme caution, with reduced hours, at about 50% volume and have furloughed or just laid off your workers. This is a unique crisis and fortunately many Americans are taking it more seriously than the POTUS. But I wouldn't worry about food as much as jobs.
  11. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    @southsider2k5 eh I wouldn't trust the numbers from India or any of SEA outside SK and Japan really. That said, that we are even in a world where the Indonesian response in any way comparable to the US' is just sad and depressing. @turnin' two you're a trumpkin we get it. nothing dear leader does is ever bad. or if it's bad, it's only because of the democrats or the media and is it really that bad anyways compared to... Trump is a joke man. His inaction is and was a joke. His pressers, where he can't articulate a position, can't answer any questions, are a joke. His entire fucking existence is a joke and we have him in charge in the greatest crisis since WWII. God help us all man.
  12. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Yup. Like watching a team with a weak manager try and get on the same page. Good luck. Leadership starts at the top and the "leadership" from Washington thought this thing would "be down from 15 to zero" if he didn't let a cruise ship dock. I mean, is this real life? Are we really in this with Trump at the helm steering the ship in a circle and asking all his deputies to plot a course to safe harbor while he keeps grabbing the rudder every other minute?
  13. chitownsportsfan

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm old enough to remember when the US simply being "as good as (meaning as bad as) the rest of the world" at handling shit like this was seen as unacceptable. Of course the GOP tricked Americans into thinking Good Governance doesn't matter, at least as long as you could point the finger at your neighbor for why your life stalled out. What a pathetic situation the GOP has created in America. This is where we are at. Simply "not being China" or "doing about as well as Europe" is considered strong leadership.
  14. chitownsportsfan

    AJ Reed retires

    It really wasn't a bad move, other than Rickie batting Reed 4th. I mean, if the Sox really like Yermin and think he could be a cheap DH after Jose there wasn't any reason to start his clock late last summer when Reed was floating around for nothing but a 40 man spot.
  15. Not really. It was never "very bad" here because we almost immediately shut down after the first case and death at the nursing home. Things are "fine" here for the most part. The hospitals are busy but not overwhelmed. People should be looking at Seattle and WA state as an example of how you can come out of this. We have probably 2 weeks left, maybe 3-4.
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