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That's how it is done.
Author: Raine    Date: 03/16/2020 13:06:28

Good Morning. I watched a little bit of the debate last night.

WaPo has a good write up on it as I am sure many papers do. We can discuss the substance and the pro or cons os the candidates, but this stood out.
The first one-on-one debate of the cycle allowed the candidates to talk for long stretches, and the moderators gave them time for a lengthy back-and-forth without interruption. But the debate also was somewhat subdued; the lack of a studio audience meant no interruptions from cheering supporters. The candidates also seemed mindful of broader concerns in the nation, although that did not entirely preclude some punching.


After last night, I believe we should return to this format. It began that way with Nixon and Kennedy. It was a far more serious discussion with no distractions. It was a sober instead of a circus. No more reality/Game show debates.

Stay healthy out there today, and this week.

and

Raine




 

13 comments (Latest Comment: 03/16/2020 21:14:56 by TriSec)
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Comment by wickedpam on 03/16/2020 13:24:34
Morning

Comment by wickedpam on 03/16/2020 13:58:35
Holy schnike, watching the dow drop like Wile E Coyote off a cliff.

Comment by TriSec on 03/16/2020 14:19:25
Greetings, comrades!

Still safe in the TriSec bunker, although I'm headed for Providence today to pick up Javi. Campus remains open, but all his culinary classes have been cancelled - he's giving up.

In hoarding and shopping news, we're down to about a 6-day supply of toilet paper. Facial tissue remains plentiful and will do double-duty soon. (Ha! he said 'duty').

And I have plenty of rice and root vegetables and black beans. I'm curious why people made a run on quickly-expiring citrus fruits, chicken, and animal flesh. You can last a whole lot longer on other things when society collapses.

Anyway, I digress.



Comment by livingonli on 03/16/2020 14:20:47
Good morning. Today I have a cold on top of everything else.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/16/2020 14:45:29
Is it just me, or is it weird that Russia seems to not have any cases to report.

Comment by BobR on 03/16/2020 15:40:47
Quote by wickedpam:
Is it just me, or is it weird that Russia seems to not have any cases to report.

Typical Russian secrecy. I expect the same from N. Korea, although in the latter case, their tight border policies may be a blessing for them.

Comment by TriSec on 03/16/2020 16:08:50
Given everything that is closed in this city, I've been expecting the phone call since 7am.

We've just shut down - two weeks right now.

By the grace of Allah, I'm a salaried employee and will get paid for the next two weeks, it's all my hourly guys that are going to suffer right now.

I have heard that this Commonwealth has relaxed all the requirements for unemployment, so basically they can sign up tonight and start collecting immediately.

The Washington, DC operation is also shutting down, but no other cities right now.



Comment by BobR on 03/16/2020 17:11:34
Quote by livingonli:
Good morning. Today I have a cold on top of everything else.

I'm glad it's just a cold

Comment by Raine on 03/16/2020 17:37:36
I made it in and out of costco in under an hour!



Comment by Raine on 03/16/2020 17:37:53
Quote by BobR:
Quote by livingonli:
Good morning. Today I have a cold on top of everything else.

I'm glad it's just a cold

Cosigned.

Comment by livingonli on 03/16/2020 19:22:58
Quote by Raine:
I made it in and out of costco in under an hour!


Yay! I guess no more toilet paper hoarding.

Comment by BobR on 03/16/2020 20:30:33
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:
I made it in and out of costco in under an hour!


Yay! I guess no more toilet paper hoarding.

Oh, there's TP hoarding - there still wasn't any left. Raine said there was a huge line to get bottled water - which makes no sense...

Comment by TriSec on 03/16/2020 21:14:56
I did go to Providence to pick up Javi today, but as I just posted - I found toilet paper! Had to go to Foxboro to get it, though.

If you've got an Ocean State Job Lot anywhere near you, they seem to have it, and they are enforcing a limit of 2 per customer, so they may have it for a while.

We're back up to a two-week supply now. (13 rolls.)