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uziq
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i said there would be another huge spike in july and the same mess all over again. 29th june and you've just undone the whole lockdown. /shrug
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+737|5301|United States of America
You saw it at the very start and and during the reopening protests that people wanted to go "back to normal", which was never really an option on the table for us this year. Even once reopened, people still needed to be responsible. It may feel less of an ominous, new thing that it did in March, but it's the good, ol' Rona. One person being irresponsible can undo the efforts of thousands and extend/reimpose lockdowns.
uziq
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this has been the perfect crisis for so many reasons. exposing the stupidity and anti-expertise/anti-intellectualism that reigns in america is one facet.
SuperJail Warden
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This was the perfect crisis for an administration with vigor and imagination. A serious nationalist leader would have used the crisis to reorganize international trade between China and the west. A great domestic organizer would have used America's limitless fake money to put people to work producing medical supplies and food in electorally important states. I know I keep coming back to this but it is such an obviously huge opportunity completely wasted by our executive leadership.
unnamednewbie13
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+1,804|5388|USA

Nuts.

SuperJail Warden
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That lady's husband looks like the mentally disabled guy from Sling Blade
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-RLVfo4SZfg/maxresdefault.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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+1,804|5388|USA

He looked a little embarrassed, like he came over to pull her away, but she was already blowing up and he didn't really know what to do. That nervous grin.

Guess who's going to get an earful on the way home.

I wonder if this is before or after the inevitable, tearful apology on social media. "I'll have you all know that I'm not really like that."
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

This was the perfect crisis for an administration with vigour* and imagination.
When is the last time America had one of those? Castro?

It makes no sense to pay retail workers displaced by Amazon and the China Bat Flu to sit on their asses waiting for a recovery which isn't coming when America needs all its bridges and sewers replaced.
Epstein didn't kill himself
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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https://i.imgur.com/fOruUJ2.jpg
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
Member
+280|2068
it's always the rugged individualist conservatives who denigrate anyone that dares criticize america who go into a meltdown over the smallest, trifling inconvenience.

middle american self-pity is a very deep and self-replenishing pool.

Last edited by uziq (2020-06-29 02:58:01)

Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,694|4722|eXtreme to the maX
Was there daycare in internment camps?

I DON'T FUCK'N THINK SO
Epstein didn't kill himself
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,694|4722|eXtreme to the maX
https://i.imgur.com/07nTKqs.jpg
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ebsbqf7XkAENq_Y?format=jpg&name=large
Larssen
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This crisis may just end up destroying the US.
uziq
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+280|2068
i think it's far more likely that joe biden will win the next election and america will begin upon a 10-year project of repressing the trump era like it was all a bad dream, or an outbreak of chickenpox or a teenage phase, or something. a speed-wobble.

that or they commit to another 4 years of this insanity and manage to achieve the next 50 years' of inevitable decline in a single lustrum.
Larssen
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I'm just now seeing how terribly fit the pants are on suits in the US. Damn obama I thought you were stylish
uziq
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traditional tailoring says there should be a one-inch break at the bottom of trousers. it's pretty much a decently fitting suit.

remember the mid-00s were the era of NBA players wearing like 5-foot-long suit jackets and pants. there was a really weird trend for it. obama's presidential tailoring is modest, in comparison.

2003 NBA versus 2017 NBA

https://i.redd.it/kqoy0mbp4g5z.jpg

Last edited by uziq (2020-06-29 10:31:55)

Larssen
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The break is okay-ish but it could've been a tighter fit at the calves and legs in general. It looks oddly wide, like a teenager wearing ill fitting trousers. Personally not a fan of breaks like that either.

Last edited by Larssen (2020-06-29 10:37:07)

uziq
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i think i prefer to see businessmen and politicians in 'conservative' tailoring rather than slim-fitting or taken-in things. it's the same rationale for people having wide or reinforced shoulders. i kinda think the relaxed look suits barry, myself. no one wants to look like macron going around like a little jumped-up neolib pimpernel.
Larssen
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Ehh, he fits in with the rest of them in the US like this. I prefer italian or italian inspired tailoring which is usually a much slimmer fit. Our southern european neighbours have been the best at this stuff for some time now.

My boy macron looks sharp every time, you'll have to concede that

Last edited by Larssen (2020-06-29 10:49:19)

uziq
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english tailoring is way better than italian stuff. italian is flashy and gaudy. good for young peacocks, terrible for statesmen.
Larssen
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It depends - a lot of the italian stuff does draw gaudy personalities that end up looking the part in a suit. Esp. because most of the lines are made mostly for smaller/shorter men, often the jackets will also be blockier to somewhat compensate for their stature. Myself I'm taller and train a lot which means I look better in stuff that's more taken in (not too much). English fit doesn't look quite right on me.
uziq
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+280|2068
anywayyyy.

the EU is banning incoming travel from the US.

is the US going to become a plague boat, kept out at sea from the rest of the west?

they’ve managed to nuke their economy, hyper-inflate their corporate assets, and do worse at pandemic response than the entire world, including all of europe combined, all in one. i suppose that takes talent of a sort.

Last edited by uziq (2020-06-29 11:28:51)

unnamednewbie13
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+1,804|5388|USA

re: Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir

Potential Coronavirus Drugs May Cost as Little as $1, Study Says (2020 04)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles … study-says

YAA...

Gilead’s coronavirus treatment remdesivir to cost $3,120 per U.S. patient with private insurance (2020 06)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/29/gileads … ients.html

...aaaay?
SuperJail Warden
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The coronavirus is spreading too rapidly and too broadly for the U.S. to bring it under control, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday.

The U.S. has set records for daily new infections in recent days as outbreaks surge mostly across the South and West. The recent spike in new cases has outpaced daily infections in April when the virus rocked Washington state and the northeast, and when public officials thought the outbreak was hitting its peak in the U.S.
...
"This is really the beginning," Schuchat said of the U.S.'s recent surge in new cases. "I think there was a lot of wishful thinking around the country that, hey it's summer. Everything's going to be fine. We're over this and we are not even beginning to be over this. There are a lot of worrisome factors about the last week or so."
Less than ideal news.

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