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    MLB cheating scandal

    Now that you remind me this was supposed to be done weeks ago. Wonder what got in the way.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Wtf? There’s a rattlesnake ridge in Washington that I feature in my natural hazards class due to an actively moving slump landslide. That can’t be the same one right?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The Department of Justice has asked Congress to create legislation that would allow a judge to order a person jailed indefinitely without trial as long as the emergency continues. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/21/doj-coronavirus-emergency-powers-140023 And yes, I support that measure.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The virus can survive up to 2-3 days on plastic surfaces. Every time you sit on a park bench you become a transmission method.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Unfortunately no longer supported by data. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-digestive-symptoms-diarrhea-almost-half-of-patients/
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    When we go from the current measures to true Martial Law and arresting people in groups in a few weeks, I hope then maybe, just maybe, you'll start to realize that killing a million people so you can get a haircut is an unfair trade.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I realized there is a better metaphor for this. The Endgame is distinctly different if Thanos only gets 5 stones. It’s that last stone finishing the gauntlet that changed the story.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    is he rich or an NBA player? This is America, normies don’t get that privilege until they’re near death.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The massive undercounting might be a reason why we're so steep as we're slowly filling in the gap with some occasional tests. But, if people genuinely don't know whether or not they have it, or they don't realize they were just in contact with an infected person because there's no tests, they don't know whether they should quarantine, and that will also accelerate the spread. Both are probably contributing.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    We've got to stop it first. Note this fact:
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    Market/Financial Thread

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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I don't think you can guess what the endgame will be until you get past the hump. If people keep ignoring these orders and it keeps spreading, things will get so bad in the next couple weeks that getting out of the whole we dug will be good enough for now.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Viruses don't work like that. If 10% of the population decides they're not going to listen to these precautions then it explodes, you take it home to your relatives and contaminate health care workers, service workers, and surfaces all around you. The person carrying your Amazon order doesn't care whether you're a Laura Ingraham fan or not. This is why we're at "Shelter in place" in some of the better-run states already - that's the last step before the police are enforcing the quarantines.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Bah, you have to mentally shift ours an unknown distance because of our spectacular failure of testing. We're absolutely still uncovering cases that would have been identified a week ago in italy.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    We need tests so badly. That's it, that's the post.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I haven't yet figured out how to safely "Groceries" but I went nuts 2 weekends ago and spent 4x my normal amount because I knew that would be my worry. I'll run out of milk in about 3-4 days and fresh stuff a few days after that, I'm hoping in another week we at least have a better handle on the severity in this region? I'll probably attempt a delivery service, but I honestly don't know.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Certainly not here. We had good sized crowds at the bars on Tuesday for St. Patrick's Day (I did not go, the news did).
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'll be honest, I'm high risk, so I'm terrified to even order a pizza right now, at least until there are enough tests out there that I can believe no one there is ill. Right now I know for a fact they're only able to test people who have recent travel, so there are hundreds of people at my school alone who should have been tested but won't be. So, if you want people like me to spend money on anything other than milk..."Test test test test test".
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Saw a good twitter thread on this, whether I believe all of it I'm not informed enough to know all the details on this. Burr and Loeffler are the ones who seem to have done it quite obviously.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Senator Burr did a twitter thread attacking NPR for their reporting and saying that the briefing was more open to the public. During that thread...never once mentioned the stock sale.
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    Chris Sale is getting Tommy John

    Well they did a pretty crappy job of doing anything like that in 2019. 2018, ok maybe pre shoulder injury. 2019? Nah.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    Not exactly a lot of draft picks available for the Bears right now?
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    Market/Financial Thread

    As it should. Blaming the Chinese does nothing, saying that these immigration restrictions are things they wanted to do a long time ago is backwards, failing to answer any questions about the actual disease response just ensures that the panic continues.
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    Market/Financial Thread

    Her husband is chair of the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange. They were near a deal for EBay in early February then abruptly pulled out. He has also sold large numbers of shares in the last month. https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/02/06/intercontinental-exchange-calls-off-possible-bid.html https://www.gurufocus.com/news/1073064/intercontinental-exchange-inc-ice-ceo-jeffrey-c-sprecher-sold-153-million-of-shares
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