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41 minutes ago, InkaUtexas said:

Texas State asked returning students to Self Quarantine for 2 weeks prior to returning. Great concept, but how many will listen? In my son's case he has a job, is deemed essential. Does this mean he quits now? Also this is not that easy to do when you are moving. 

Here we go. San Marcos is going to see the uptick we all expect. 

 

 

We're not going to have that many f2f classes.

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1 minute ago, Beau Vine said:

We're not going to have that many f2f classes.

Nah, I know. I have heard the bitching about increased fees for online classes. So some kids quarantine. Some can't. Now toss them all into dorms/apartment complexes and lets see how that works out. 

Daughters university went 100% online except for people with compelling needs to live in dorms. And they reduced fees for online classes. 

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We chose virtual for my son in High School for the first 9 weeks.  We are in the Dallas suburbs.  The school said 40% of the students have elected to be virtual and 60% chose face to face classes.  I wonder how long the face to face will last.

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53 minutes ago, InkaUtexas said:

Texas State asked returning students to Self Quarantine for 2 weeks prior to returning. Great concept, but how many will listen?

Do I need to go on my rant again about how we f'ed around and went all ostrich this summer?

Aint a god damned one gonna quarantine for 14 days.

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2 minutes ago, relapse98 said:

Do I need to go on my rant again about how we f'ed around and went all ostrich this summer?

Aint a god damned one gonna quarantine for 14 days.

Yes please. 

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12 minutes ago, InkaUtexas said:

Nah, I know. I have heard the bitching about increased fees for online classes.

$150 per class.  I could literally have done all of my summer class on the McGraw Hill site and use 0 Texas State online resources and they'd still charge $150.  I'd be bitching too if I were a student.

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1 hour ago, Ghost of LL said:


Pretty much. His weakness and indecision is turning into a real political liability.


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I don't think that's what it is. My read of Greg Abbott is that he's a purely political creature.  He followed the easy political path before the first wave reached Texas, and then pivoted when it hit and his calculus changed. It's not weakness. He just doesn't seem to  think in terms of practical impact or efficacy. His problem as it stands now is that the reality-based center coalition of Texas politics is now actively rejected by the activist base of the GOP.  To keep the first he has to actually address the crisis and to keep the second he must not.

He can't win without both camps and right now neither trust him.

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10 minutes ago, Beau Vine said:

$150 per class.  I could literally have done all of my summer class on the McGraw Hill site and use 0 Texas State online resources and they'd still charge $150.  I'd be bitching too if I were a student.

Since I pay my son's tuition I am not that happy about it either. But I guess they need to pay for that bad ass football program somehow. 

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1 hour ago, InkaUtexas said:

Texas State asked returning students to Self Quarantine for 2 weeks prior to returning. Great concept, but how many will listen?

When I think of Texas State students, the first word that comes to my mind is not "prudence."

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12 minutes ago, Bozo_Casanova said:

When I think of Texas State students, the first word that comes to my mind is not "prudence."

I bet there's a hot girl named Prudence somewhere.

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11 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:

I bet there's a hot girl named Prudence somewhere.

Stage 5 at Yellow Rose.

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9 hours ago, justhookit said:

You keep saying this. It’s wrong. There is no reason to even look at those numbers on a national scale because that data is meaningless.The data regarding cases, positive rate, hospitalizations, and deaths are still being reported at the county and state level. What’s changed is they aren’t reporting more specific hospital numbers to CDC. Did you bother to look at the 40 page pdf of the new requirements? Deaths are getting reported more accurately and timely. If anything this would make Trump look bad. He[s screwed things up epically but so far this doesn’t seem to be one of them.

What the fuck are you talking about?  I'm simply saying that while there will be lags, in the short-term, as Texas catches up with it's new reporting system, there could be and have been larger numbers reported.  

And here....

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/07/27/texas-coronavirus-deaths/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

 

 

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On 7/28/2020 at 4:31 PM, Patrick Bateman said:

Since the WH demanded data go to the HHS and not the CDC, hospitalization data has magically disappeared....

 

I’m talking about this. If I misread your latest post then my bad. It looked to me that you were implying the same thing.

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2 minutes ago, justhookit said:

I’m talking about this. If I misread your latest post then my bad. It looked to me that you were implying the same thing.

Then respond to that and not 3 days later.  You're barking up the wrong tree.

 

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The 46th annual Texas Renaissance Festival will go on as scheduled this year, but things will look a little different due to the pandemic.

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4 minutes ago, tx 3 putt said:

The 46th annual Texas Renaissance Festival will go on as scheduled this year, but things will look a little different due to the pandemic.

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13 minutes ago, tx 3 putt said:

The 46th annual Texas Renaissance Festival will go on as scheduled this year, but things will look a little different due to the pandemic.

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I watched “Versailles” on Netflix a couple of weeks ago (really great show if you like period pieces/historical drama) and they had a storyline about “The Sweat”.

And the physicians all had those plague cone nose masks.

I actually wondered to myself if I could buy one to wear around town.

It would be fun to watch the reactions of the local yokels.

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4 minutes ago, Bama Chick said:

I watched “Versailles” on Netflix a couple of weeks ago (really great show if you like period pieces/historical drama) and they had a storyline about “The Sweat”.

And the physicians all had those plague cone nose masks.

I actually wondered to myself if I could buy one to wear around town.

It would be fun to watch the reactions of the local yokels.

You can definitely buy those.  Worst case do some online shopping at a new orleans mask shop if you can't find them anywhere else.  They'll have a variety to choose from.

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5 minutes ago, Bama Chick said:

I watched “Versailles” on Netflix a couple of weeks ago (really great show if you like period pieces/historical drama) and they had a storyline about “The Sweat”.

And the physicians all had those plague cone nose masks.

I actually wondered to myself if I could buy one to wear around town.

It would be fun to watch the reactions of the local yokels.

You're overestimating their knowledge of history.  They'll just compliment you on your "Spy vs Spy" costume.

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I watched “Versailles” on Netflix a couple of weeks ago (really great show if you like period pieces/historical drama) and they had a storyline about “The Sweat”.

And the physicians all had those plague cone nose masks.

I actually wondered to myself if I could buy one to wear around town.

It would be fun to watch the reactions of the local yokels.

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2 hours ago, Bama Chick said:

I watched “Versailles” on Netflix a couple of weeks ago (really great show if you like period pieces/historical drama) and they had a storyline about “The Sweat”.

And the physicians all had those plague cone nose masks.

I actually wondered to myself if I could buy one to wear around town.

It would be fun to watch the reactions of the local yokels.

Yes and when asked the word of the day is Fidelio.

 

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“You may not have the money to feed and clothe them but you damn well better send them kids to school!”


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We are home schooling it’s official. No way I’m letting our kids be used as political pawns.

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Up at 430 or 500 to head to the hospital, usually home around midnight, 134 days straight. Let's open up these schools.

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/07/health/coronavirus-houston-hospital/

“One of the hardest things to watch was after a man died, they put his belongings in a plastic bag next to him — just basketball shorts, a T-shirt, shoes,” she said. “And it really struck me that this man died without his family and friends being there to say goodbye.

“No one deserves anything like that, and we all have a part to play in making sure that that doesn’t happen to more people in Texas.”

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Abbott, unsatisfied with just responsibility for ever rising death toll who is weak on action to control the virus, now wants to kill children too. 
 

 

This is reckless. Unbelievable. 

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10 minutes ago, Pig Bellmont said:

Abbott, unsatisfied with just responsibility for ever rising death toll who is weak on action to control the virus, now wants to kill children too. 
 

 

This is reckless. Unbelievable. 

Oh it’s believable. In fact it’s predictable. 

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15 minutes ago, Pig Bellmont said:

Abbott, unsatisfied with just responsibility for ever rising death toll who is weak on action to control the virus, now wants to kill children too. 
 

 

This is reckless. Unbelievable. 

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1 hour ago, Pig Bellmont said:

Abbott, unsatisfied with just responsibility for ever rising death toll who is weak on action to control the virus, now wants to kill children too. 
 

 

This is reckless. Unbelievable. 

Because after all, the whole point of public health authorities is having someone with expertise who can, after the fact, confirm that a dead body is in fact dead.   Gone are the unenlightened days when laypeople were left to wonder, “Is this guy with rigor mortis dead ... or just mostly dead?”   

Thank you, public health authorities, for finally giving us this invaluable service of letting us know in hindsight whether something was a public health concern.

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Using this logic, can health inspectors not do anything to a restaurant until AFTER they’ve poisoned people?   “Hey, this looks really unsafe how you’re serving spoiled meat you pulled out of a dumpster last week ... but alas, I’m powerless to do anything until someone gets a documented case of E. Coli.  Welp, see ya later!”

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Abbott, unsatisfied with just responsibility for ever rising death toll who is weak on action to control the virus, now wants to kill children too.   

 

This is reckless. Unbelievable. 

 

 

They all want to say something and sound like they're engaged, but nobody wants to be the adult and lead. Except a few superintendents:

 

Northside ISD Superintendent:

 

"What I’m essentially saying to the State of Texas is, You can talk about 8 weeks all you want. We’re going to do a phased in plan that’s going to be based on public health metrics, period. And if you choose not to fund us, then we’ll see you in court," said Dr. Woods during a podcast interview.
 

https://foxsanantonio.com/news/education/tea-guidance-about-school-funding-prompt-nisd-to-consider-legal-action

 

 

 

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So this seems like a bad idea.  Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Marshall is pushing a big patent trial to trial in August over Apple's objection.

https://www.scribd.com/document/470894156/20-07-21-Order-Denying-Apple-Motion-to-Continue-Trial#from_embed

Marshall itself seems to be full of covidiots, but Gilstrap is an Obama appointee, but as a Baylor grad probably subject to idiocy.

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Here is another glimpse into mind of some Texans on social distancing. On the topic of 50,000 people enjoying a football game this fall. 

So basically, going to a football game is the same as doctors and nurses going to work, and plus, some people just need a break from the wife and kids. Sorry pandemic, we live in a country of freedom. 

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Fucking insanity. How we can make progress against this disease when our fellow citizens actively encourage viral spread?

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1 minute ago, trauma babe said:

Fucking insanity. How we can make progress against this disease when our fellow citizens actively encourage viral spread?

We keep taking advantage of the kinder nature of people like you on the front lines until such time as a vaccine becomes available that will be taken by "morons" to eradicate the disease while these geniuses go on about how their freedom is being taken from them.

We've officially entered territory where the bare minimum of do the right thing has become anathema to a whole segment of our population.  Aggy provides many good examples of this line of thinking. 

It used to be pretty accepted that your rights end where my rights begin, but these people have moved past that, they now believe their rights do not end, whether or not they are infringing on your rights at all.  In short, they don't give a fuck about rights.  They only want the freedom to impose their will on their surroundings, and damn the consequences to others.  Others don't matter.  

It's disgusting.  It's sickening.  It's depressing.  

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32 minutes ago, Neonmoon said:

And before this gets taken down, some people are rooting for Covid

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Who foresaw that Mr. and Mrs. Covid would regret that day back in 1977 when they named their newborn, Go.

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1 hour ago, TwiceHorn said:

So this seems like a bad idea.  Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Marshall is pushing a big patent trial to trial in August over Apple's objection.

https://www.scribd.com/document/470894156/20-07-21-Order-Denying-Apple-Motion-to-Continue-Trial#from_embed

Marshall itself seems to be full of covidiots, but Gilstrap is an Obama appointee, but as a Baylor grad probably subject to idiocy.

i know you are an ip atty (which means we probably actually know each other).  i will not say too much as to avoid doxxing...but the above is not awesome for me.

i had to testify in an patent trial in the northern district of va in may/june.  scheduling order was for 3 weeks.  wrapped it up after 8 weeks.

what a fucking disaster.  countless fact witnesses, 7 experts total.  total mess.  last friday, southern district texas bankruptcy court hearing.  there were over 300 people with no ability to identify in the fucking hearing.

endless continuances are not feasible but for some of the larger, more complex trials, i think some common sense should prevail.  hearings, procedural bullshit, etc... can be done easily.  but billion dollar trials with thousands of trial exhibits and tens of live witnesses..ugh.

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2 minutes ago, sidis said:

i know you are an ip atty (which means we probably actually know each other).  i will not say too much as to avoid doxxing...but the above is not awesome for me.

i had to testify in an patent trial in the northern district of va in may/june.  scheduling order was for 3 weeks.  wrapped it up after 8 weeks.

what a fucking disaster.  countless fact witnesses, 7 experts total.  total mess.  last friday, southern district texas bankruptcy court hearing.  there were over 300 people with no ability to identify in the fucking hearing.

endless continuances are not feasible but for some of the larger, more complex trials, i think some common sense should prevail.  hearings, procedural bullshit, etc... can be done easily.  but billion dollar trials with thousands of trial exhibits and tens of live witnesses..ugh.

I haven't done a jury trial by Zoom yet, but I have had one bench trial by Zoom and several depositions, and all have gone pretty well.

I think lawyers need to get used to the Zoom thing.  Because even after the end of the Covid Times, I think calling witnesses and having depositions by video is quickly becoming normalized.

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Just now, Ghost of LL said:

I haven't done a jury trial by Zoom yet, but I have had one bench trial by Zoom and several depositions, and all have gone pretty well.

I think lawyers need to get used to the Zoom thing.  Because even after the end of the Covid Times, I think calling witnesses and having depositions by video is quickly becoming normalized.

how complex was the bench trial? was your judge 82 presiding over a trial involving 30 accused patents in an insanely complicated piece of telecommunications security infrastructure?

because mine was.  it sucked.

but i have been deposed 6 times since June via zoom/bluejeans/etc... and that has gone well.  for experts, it definitely gives us a huge advantage but for plaintiff attys in particular, i think it will remain attractive as a major cost mitigator.  i agree we will see a permanent change re: depos because of this.  it will also make them more efficient and shorter.  it will eliminate the mentality of "well, i flew four hours and lost three days for this shit, so i am using all seven hours to justify it."  just get your record and let's go about our day.

but for trials, no way.

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