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29 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Rob, the hoax he's talking about is not the outbreak itself, but the fact that some Dems are glossing over this administration's reaction to it.  Don't be an imbecile.  Or be one, it's your choice.

Yeah, right...  Trump is only concerned about the pandemic because he's losing money at his resorts and investments.  He couldn't care less about the American people or humanity as a whole, he's a malignant narcissist, not a savior as his brain dead constituency thinks.

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42 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Rob, the hoax he's talking about is not the outbreak itself, but the fact that some Dems are glossing over this administration's reaction to it.  Don't be an imbecile.  Or be one, it's your choice.

Potus45 has shown his own Imbecile reaction by being a fish flipping and flopping all based on his perception to keep himself in office and the focus on him rather than as our history has always been about letting educated individuals run the various government sections and make education facts lead the response. We DO NOT need incompetence of flyers from the Whitehouse about a Generalized stuff focused on him.

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In the past a more scientific flyer from the CDC would come out. Who cares about Potus45, this should be CDC only with a clear scientific list of what to do and not to do and why.

The HOAX is on those that are willing to blindly follow a fish who flips based on it being all about himself.

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@ocnblu—Before you call it “opinion”, maybe you should actually about recent interviews with Fauci regarding his interactions with Trump. It is not “opinion” when it comes straight from the mans mouth. 
 

And he wants you to think he was proactive from the get go with his “we closed off all travel from China” BS which is a bit like locking your front door but leaving your back door and all your windows open. Just lip service, pure and simple from a man who said just a month ago that fifteen people infected would soon be zero. By all means though, don’t hold the man accountable for his ACTUAL words. As you told someone else, “Don’t be an imbecile.”

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1 hour ago, ocnblu said:

TX Lt gov is not Trump, stepping on eggshells is opinion.

Duh it’s not Trump but Trin brought it up and it was 100% fact despite your claims that it wasn’t. Again, don’t be an imbecile. Or be one. 

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The flock has flown south, again.  So glad I'm not of that feather.

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Starting to see signs of spring in my yard..

 

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If a person belongs to a political party and can't see what's wrong with an especially polarizing and controversial candidate, that shows a lack of critical thinking and that they don't want to reason.  This applies to both parties, and both "extremes," on this go-round.

I crossed party lines and voted for Bush 41 both times.  This last time, I voted for Hillary.  I don't really like her ... or her husband.  Had Jeb Bush been the GOP nominee, I would have voted for him, instead.  People should be able to change their opinions about someone or something based on how the facts and behaviors stack up.

Trash talk is fine among friends and in R-rated movies. It's not on presidential tweets.  I don't understand why people who shouldn't like 45 at all actually like him.  As the saying goes, "A poor Republican is like a cow that is pro-leather."

Back on topic,  it looks like reaction to the current situation was delayed by bureaucratic red tape at the CDC.  I think that, had we bought an extra week or two on the front end, this could have been less jolting.

 

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37 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

The flock has flown south, again.  So glad I'm not of that feather.

True, Ignorance flocks together and it has become very clear that Ignorance is what Potus45 is wanting in his followers. Deception, Lies, Change of facts all to meet his own personal agenda.  We all have seen and heard him say one thing to flip to another and yet you still think he is the second coming of Christ? 🙄

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18 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

If a person belongs to a political party and can't see what's wrong with an especially polarizing and controversial candidate, that shows a lack of critical thinking and that they don't want to reason.  This applies to both parties, and both "extremes," on this go-round.

I crossed party lines and voted for Bush 41 both times.  This last time, I voted for Hillary.  I don't really like her ... or her husband.  Had Jeb Bush been the GOP nominee, I would have voted for him, instead.  People should be able to change their opinions about someone or something based on how the facts and behaviors stack up.

Trash talk is fine among friends and in R-rated movies. It's not on presidential tweets.  I don't understand why people who shouldn't like 45 at all actually like him.  As the saying goes, "A poor Republican is like a cow that is pro-leather."

Back on topic,  it looks like reaction to the current situation was delayed by bureaucratic red tape at the CDC.  I think that, had we bought an extra week or two on the front end, this could have been less jolting.

 

Agree that if idiot leadership did not want the focus on himself and actually had proper leadership in the proper departments we could have reduced the 1,050 plus deaths we have now as well as clearly explained how this Virus is killing people and why Coronavirus parties to get infected is NOT the way to go.

@balthazar Check out this site and let me know what you think. I have to say, very well done.

https://www.trackcorona.live/

The responsible parties for building this live site is Standford, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech using the data sources from DXY, Covid19Japan, ECDE, JHU, WHO, CDC, and a few others. but over all I have to say it is very well laid out.

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The animated map under the Time tab is very interesting.

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21 minutes ago, dfelt said:

True, Ignorance flocks together and it has become very clear that Ignorance is what Potus45 is wanting in his followers. Deception, Lies, Change of facts all to meet his own personal agenda.  We all have seen and heard him say one thing to flip to another and yet you still think he is the second coming of Christ? 🙄

LOL you're on the left coast, do us all a favor and secede.

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The house next door that had been empty since around 2010 (I moved here in 2017) sold last June and was remodeled slowly over the last 6+ months.  It's been on the market for a month now, and they've cut the price 3 times, down by $20k now...it needs to go down another $80-100k to be in line w/ other houses in the neighborhood, I'm afraid.  I walked through it when they did the first open house, it's been updated in typical current style of gray everywhere, white painted over natural wood, and the generic suburban oval window front door..nothing particularly unique.  Not much storage space.  Backyard needs a lot of work.   The problem for these flippers is the amount they bought it for + the back taxes is considerably higher than what comparable houses in the neighborhood go for, not even including the costs of their refurb. 

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Covid19 is the kind of shock that levels a lot of things... dammit. Good or bad, the  shock that is going to fix so many broken things in America

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18 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

The house next door that had been empty since around 2010 (I moved here in 2017) sold last June and was remodeled slowly over the last 6+ months.  It's been on the market for a month now, and they've cut the price 3 times, down by $20k now...it needs to go down another $80-100k to be in line w/ other houses in the neighborhood, I'm afraid.  I walked through it when they did the first open house, it's been updated in typical current style of gray everywhere, white painted over natural wood, and the generic suburban oval window front door..nothing particularly unique.  Not much storage space.  Backyard needs a lot of work.   The problem for these flippers is the amount they bought it for + the back taxes is considerably higher than what comparable houses in the neighborhood go for, not even including the costs of their refurb. 

That is the problem is when you get flippers that are not willing to go on the foreclosed list and instead buy one off the normal list and update, but nothing special and think they can get top dollar for a house that is still over priced.

I have a house that is looking better, but the father / son who is doing the flipping is putting lipstick on a pig. I really doubt it will sell for what they think and I know just how cheap they have gone the fixing up the house especially inside. Terrible quality, Yet they think the house they bought for $410,000 will get them at least $650,000 once done. With the way everything has gone down during this pandemic, I doubt they are going to get as much money as they think they will.

Seems others at home are going through old magazines / books. This was interesting seeing some of the Cadillacs / Buicks that went to Japan or were built for Japan and I have not see here.

https://jalopnik.com/this-1970s-cadillac-concept-made-me-furious-1842507855

@ocnblu Found the Perfect Truck for you. Only 26 miles, Standard Cab, 454 SS for sale.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/32767/for-sale-26-mile-1990-chevy-454-ss-pickup-still-rocking-its-factory-plastic-wrap

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This house besides being empty for about 8 years (w/ leaky roof) hadn't been updated in decades, still had 1970s appliances in the kitchen.  I don't know how much they put into it in remodeling, but they bought it for $130k w/ back taxes of $95k, and are now asking $275k (down from $295)....this in a neighborhood where similar 1967 houses from the same builder w/ the same floorpan/design are going for $165-185k.... the house on the other side of me (same design) is for sale by owner for $185k, looks to be last updated in the late 90s...

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Always liked the Ford Excursion, went off market before I could buy one, but have to say hearing about a warehouse of Excursions in Dubai that were shipped and then forgotten about so the 8 V10 gas and 2 V8 Diesel with no miles still wrapped in OEM plastic is cool.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/32605/theres-a-secret-fleet-of-new-ford-excursions-hiding-in-a-dubai-warehouse

2 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

This house besides being empty for about 8 years (w/ leaky roof) hadn't been updated in decades, still had 1970s appliances in the kitchen.  I don't know how much they put into it in remodeling, but they bought it for $130k w/ back taxes of $95k, and are now asking $275k (down from $295)....this in a neighborhood where similar 1967 houses from the same builder w/ the same floorpan/design are going for $165-185k.... the house on the other side of me (same design) is for sale by owner for $185k, looks to be last updated in the late 90s...

I suspect they will end up having to break even or unload it and take a loss if they do not turn it into a rental to have the write off benefit.

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I sawr that 454SS over to the Facebook, nice one.

I do believe my air fryer just burnt up.  I loved that thing.  Going to replace it with another one (they're more advanced now) soon as I can.

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54 minutes ago, Suaviloquent said:

Covid19 is the kind of shock that levels a lot of things... dammit. Good or bad, the  shock that is going to fix so many broken things in America

It's also going to break so many unbroken things in America.

1 hour ago, dfelt said:

Check out this site and let me know what you think. I have to say, very well done.

https://www.trackcorona.live/.

Not sure why you think it's well done. Missing a lot of info vs. worldometers. IMO- the time lapse graphic was pointless. Do 'we' really need to 'have fun' on a COVID-19 tracking site?

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4 minutes ago, balthazar said:

It's also going to break so many unbroken things in America.

That is also true.

However, those leaders that have maintained those constants in our society that seem to be working fine are now gonna be called upon to restore them back.  Along with new blood to help and reboot.  So...Im not really worried about that all that much.

Im actually looking forward to the reboot. 

Those unbroken things have also become very complacent in our lives. A good reboot will do us all good.  

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8 minutes ago, balthazar said:

It's also going to break so many unbroken things in America.

QFT

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I recently finished some minor tasks in this 1400 SF house. Online prices for it est $265-305K, but it's small, has an awkward layout, and -other than the kitchen,- hasn't really been updated since the '50s. Converted the under-eaves attic to a bedroom/bathroom, but the whole thing is in need of massive attention/cosmetics (in & out). Just went on the market for $325K UPDATE- I see they just dropped the price to $310K. IMO, it's condition and awkwardness put it $50K below the bottom range, or $215K-ish.

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16 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

I sawr that 454SS over to the Facebook, nice one.

I do believe my air fryer just burnt up.  I loved that thing.  Going to replace it with another one (they're more advanced now) soon as I can.

Check out the single layer multi-tray air fryer at Costco.

We had the basket one and it was great for it's day and age, but when it died replaced it with this one: 

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Weird part is that in store you get two baskets unlike the online version with only 1 basket. Great way to get everything crunchy crisp without the oil. Been very happy with it. Perfect for nuggets and fries or tater tots. Seems to work really well when you buy pre-battered fish for fish n chips. That is one reason we got it was fish on the lower rack, fries above and they both get crunchy without all the oil.

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18 minutes ago, balthazar said:

It's also going to break so many unbroken things in America.

Not sure why you think it's well done. Missing a lot of info vs. worldometers. IMO- the time lapse graphic was pointless. Do 'we' really need to 'have fun' on a COVID-19 tracking site?

I thought the layout for Table Pie Line and the options for global versus local were pretty well laid out, maybe I am not looking certain details you thought Worldometers had, but I thought it was decent as I could find everything I was looking for. 

I see the Time Lapse graphic as valuable and useful as it shows how this virus has spread across time in various areas if you move the map around and can see how the denser cities and very popular destinations from China for vacations, etc. seemed to have been hit harder than other places.

I did not look at it as having fun as seeing how this virus from a scientific point of spreading did in various areas based on the big data supplied. 

Just another to me valuable way to look at the data and how it has affected the world.

Appreciate your candid thoughts on the site. Thank you

9 minutes ago, balthazar said:

I recently finished some minor tasks in this 1400 SF house. Online prices for it est $265-305K, but it's small, has an awkward layout, and -other than the kitchen,- hasn't really been updated since the '50s. Converted the under-eaves attic to a bedroom/bathroom, but the whole thing is in need of massive attention/cosmetics (in & out). Just went on the market for $325K UPDATE- I see they just dropped the price to $310K. IMO, it's condition and awkwardness put it $50K below the bottom range, or $215K-ish.

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WOW, so tiny for the price. I thought our prices for homes here were bad, this is just crazy. Agree that the price is way too high. I also think the housing market is going to dive down due to the Covid-19 virus. Recovery is going to take time.

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