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  1. Straggler

    U.S. Politics

    What are the odds that Trump has shares in Chloroquine?
  2. Straggler

    U.S. Politics

    Sad thing is that this is literally true. They are bidding directly against each other, driving the price up and it all comes out of the tax payers pocket. I understand recently a bunch of states have got together to do bulk purchasing together to try and prevent this price inflation. If only there was some central body that could be responsible for purchasing on behalf of all the states, or even some powers that could be used to have that central body compel businesses to make the required stuff and fix a fair price. Sadly the USA has the worst President in it's history, sat there talking about facebook and banging models rather than getting up off his fat ass and doing something.
  3. So they can get a test for tigers and not health workers?
  4. Is the virus only killing nice/talented/cool people? I've not heard of one single clearing in the woods that has succumbed. Whilst I'm not wishing it in anyone, if I heard that Rupert Murdoch and Trump had gone down to it'd even up the score a bit. Boris is apparently fine and only displaying minor symptoms but comics and musicians are dropping...
  5. Straggler

    U.S. Politics

    I heard that the president can't stop an election from happening as it is a state run thing. I would not bet against him trying though if the polling is not good for him. The thing is everything is impossible or against the law until Trump does it and no one stops him. He could in reality probably cancel an election by saying so on twitter. Enough red states would bin it off on his say so to make any result contestable at the least. It is also a pretty fair point that this is not a good time for campaigning and getting the entire adult population into voting booths.
  6. Straggler

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    Holy crap balls maybe they really will pay for it.
  7. I have a question. I was due to start a new job on Monday, but last week the company withdrew the offer saying that we will stay in touch and I can start when this mess is over. It seems that all the support that is available is being handed out via business rather than direct to the population. Does this mean I'm screwed now and will miss out on all the financial support?
  8. You don't have to have a separate thing you can get a little attachment that goes on your loo. They are becoming more popular here and if you have ever been to Japan you will know why they are catching on.
  9. Also the local Asian/halal markets all seem to be stocked. People have been avoiding Asian stores since the start of this crisis, they are stocked full of lovely fresh and tasty foods, bags of rice so big you could feed a family of 4 for a month on one maybe two bags. The people running these stores are no more or less likely to have been exposed to the virus than your average Tesco employee. To be frank they are probably less exposed simply because they deal with less people. I've hardly had to change my shopping habits at all, I shop at my leisure along stocked shelves in empty aisles as people stay away.
  10. Wouldn't that be nice. Also it may prevent the earth becoming uninhabitable to humans, which is a bonus.
  11. You can get a bidet attachments of all sorts dependent on budget all available on Amazon. I really don't get the loo roll stockpiling, there are loads of ways to clean your butt that don't involve handfuls of wadded paper.
  12. I'm hoping for a swing to the left as people are reminded in very dramatic fashion that effective public services are not just a nice to have. The drift towards individualism and greed may yet be checked. I'm also hoping that it will pull the wool away from peoples eyes about populist politicians as they get found out around the world. Lies and hating on the experts may have been working on Brexit and typical Tory v Labour political wrangling, but a virus gives zero shits about the lies and just keeps on going. There was a massive swing to the left at the end of the WW2, with the war hero Churchill turfed out, so it is not as unprecedented as you may think. Also as the rich have buggered off to their bunkers and laid off loads of staff and come cap in hand for more tax payer money we may at last notice that allowing the rich to just gather more wealth endlessly is really stupid as they do not give a shit about us. The longest shot I'm hoping for is a proper wealth tax to start redistributing some of that hording. Hording that is again obviously hurting us all as it gets more widespread. We can't keep going the way we are going, this needs to be a wake up call.
  13. Straggler

    U.S. Politics

    If it was a the position of the administration rather than a personal thing he probably wouldn't need to scrub out the word himself on the script. Trump is a racist, he does racist things, this is one of them.
  14. Straggler

    U.S. Politics

    No it is not factual, he sounded a bit sick/raspy when reading his speech about shutting some stable door after the horse was long gone and the rumors started off the back of that. It has not been confirmed by any reputable source.
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