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  1. southsider2k5

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    For sure. I don't know that I can think of another player that literally changed a franchise like that since probably Babe Ruth.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I saw the Bulls Pre-Jordan when I was young. I remember watching Artis Glimore specifically. I never got to see Jordan in person.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Players will commonly give outrageous bonus demands to artificially push themselves down to teams that they already have deals with. It is a way of saying you have a deal, when you technically can't have a deal.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    While they might be some of our enemy, they aren't exactly the enemy of the Head Appeaser. https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/06/trump-foreign-business-interests/#China
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    He either has Covid, or is lying about taking the drug. Either is plausible.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    This reads like a Trump tweet storm in its efforts to deflect blame. Only needs to work in Obama or Biden to make it an A+.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Except that isn't really true. plenty of countries took early action and minimized deaths.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    That's exactly what you just did with the earlier numbers to conclude this wasn't a big deal. Now we are on to China again? Did a billion people in China get infected? Because that's what it would take to get those numbers. Any proof or just more slight of hand?
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    I think something like this format is very plausible. it think in retrospect, this will be the year that HS cut the worst deals ever for themselves due to complete lack of bargaining power.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Its either that or he lied to all of us, which is also very plausible.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    India shutdown as they were getting their first cases, not 8 weeks later.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Trump trusted them.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    If this isn't about politics, why would you try to equate two Democrats responses to the President who has a WAY higher level of information and clearance than both the Speaker of hte House and the Governor of NY. Why didn't he try to explain how serious this was to the country, instead of saying that Xi was doing a great job, this was a media driven hoax, and that it would go away by April? Why didn't he stick with the serious message and try to prove his point?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    1918 was a Big One. 1957 and 1968 saw those death totals with zero shutdown or prevention. 2020 saw us go over 90k officially in TWO MONTHS (probably at least 100k in reality) with close to a full shutdown. And death rate is deaths divided by cases. It has nothing to do with populations at the time of the outbreak. For example, the H1N1 story was one that got a lot of right wing shares early on. For that one, they tried to equate 12,000 deaths in 60 million infections as being worse than Covid was at the time, because then Covid only had 38 deaths. You were supposed to look at the 12,000 number and not understand that if you divided 12,000 cases by 60 million infections you got a mortality rate of 0.02%. If you look at case numbers two months later of course instead of 38 deaths, you have 91,730 deaths in only about 1.5 million cases. The mortality rate in the US has been around 6% versus the 0.02% of swine flu. If we had the same number of covid cases as swine flu cases, we'd be looking at 3.6 million deaths with the same mortality rate. Now assume that we have been massively underestimating the test count, and literally 10 times as many people have gotten this, while instead of underestimating the deaths like we actually have we were spot on, so the mortality rate is .6% and not somewhere between the 1-4% estimated by most legitimate research, we would still hit 360,000 deaths if only 1 in 5 people in the United States got this. If we were to push that out to the 70% number estimated to construe a solid herd immunity, they we would need 231 million people to catch covid. Again assuming an incredibly low and unrealistic death rate of .6%, we'd be looking at 1.4 million dead Americans. If we used even a 1% mortality estimate, we'd be looking at enough dead people as the entire population of all of Houston Texas, the 4th biggest city in the US. A 4% mortality rate would be about 10 million people, or the entire population of New York City and Phoenix combined (the 1st and 5th biggest US cities). Now go back and look at your numbers, if we scaled up the US 2020 population to match the scale of 1918 flu pandemic, we would count 2.2 million deaths by your math. With a 1% mortality rate and enough infections for herd immunity, we are looking at 2.3 million deaths by COVID today. if you want do a real comparison of the past, you have to treat apples to apples. That comparison should scare everyone. The only reason we are sitting at only 90k, is because we locked down when we did.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    So apparently the President is COVID positive, or why else would he be taking this.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    So if the general public knew that much, and the White House took zero action to protect the general public, you don't see a problem there?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Ironically it sounds like something the President has said during this crisis.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Caulfied has been here since the middle of January.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Hell there elected officials who sold stock off of the briefings they got with a lot less information than the President had.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    by attempting to buy cures and treatments, while even Communist China offers to give it away for free.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    The twist becomes two fold for the White Sox. #1, they have a new guy running the draft who seemingly pushed the Sox towards more early and late HS picks then I can ever remember them taking. #2, if they an put together a draft where they some decent savings in their top pick, it could allow them to go very high school heavy in the draft. In fact for my two cents, it isn't hard to envision a scenario where they get together with a top HS kid and offer say 75-90% of slot. Typically it is not worth it to sign at that kind of a number for a HS kid, but you can get paid now, and start your pro career, or you can go to college and run into a log jam of HS players who were forced to do the same down the road both competing for college jobs, and down the road in the draft. You may also be looking for a job after a lot of minor league teams are being cut. If you can get some big savings done with the #1 pick, it allows you some big dollars. Saving just 10% on the top pick is an extra $450 k to spread out over the last four picks. Keep in mind we don't have to save any more for late picks as those are capped at $20k. I have no idea what having the new leadership with the draft means to the team, but one can build an interesting case for being ultra-aggressive, especially if they think they have some big Cuban talent coming in that also allows them to take a few more draft risks.
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    Job Thread

    Especially if you are in a probationary period, which most employees are when they start.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Travel from Europe was cut off in mid march. It was over by then, as the Italian strain had been circulating in NYC and the East Coast for weeks at that point.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    And all of these happened WITHOUT a shutdown. Keep that in mind.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    This is so incredibly stupid. How is it that the Democrats are quite literally able to shutdown the entire world with some kind of a deep fake? I mean how are Russia, China, England, India, Italy, Germany, etc all shutting down their entire economies and faking thousands of hospitalizations and deaths (hundreds of thousands world-wide) creating huge economic problems in every single country in the world right now, all to apparently play along with some hoax to win an election in the United States for a party that many countries don't want to see in power. Vlad Putin has endorsed Trump twice now, but apparently he is faking it well enough to shutdown the Russian economy and declare the 4th most cases in the world right now. That is some impressive acting. So let's assume this is all valid, and just a Democraticly run hoax. Let me just ask this, if the Democrats hold this kind of world wide level of power, why the fuck do they need to pull of a Wile E Coyote complex of a stunt to win an elected office? How dumb do you have to be to believe all of these things at once?
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