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4 hours ago, Trey3216 said:

A few layoffs?  Fucking 30% of the workforce was laid off you fucking imbecile 

My workforce you idiot.  I don’t run the economy fuckwit.

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3 hours ago, Iceman said:

$3.12

Treefiddy is correct if you add in taxes and fees.

 

 And no CR at all.  Conflating politics with this pandemic is about 80 percent of our issue, as a state.  The other 20 percent is stupidity and poor communication.

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19 hours ago, atomheartbevo said:

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Now that's some leadership!

Stupid fucking bitch.  Of all the people who need to catch it, she's at the top of the list imo.  I know, special place in hell etc. etc.

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18 hours ago, Anastasis said:


I went to a little market out here and this dumb bitch in her 20s just couldn’t help from standing right up on my ass. She was wearing a mask but I told her to give me some room. Some people are just completely oblivious to those around them. A failure of parenting, imo. 

Those are the ones in my experience that get all offended and act out over the situation.

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So what are the predictions from a policy perspective this week?   I told my wife Saturday I fully expect Jenkins to request flexibility for additional measures.  Both because he thinks we actually need in Dallas (which we do) but also because he does seems to enjoy grandstanding and butting heads with Abbot. And shocker,  he sent a letter to Abbot on Sunday asking for additional measures including essentially a 1 month lockdown.   I wouldn't be surprised if as cases/hospitalizations continue to mount this week, Abbot doesn't allow at least some additional flexibility for additional measures at the county/city level.  Particularly if Houston/Austin/San Antonio/Ft. Worth leadership similarly push Abbot.  I don't think he wants that thrown back in his face if things continue, and as we've all discussed, the numbers are pretty baked in at this point for next 2 weeks so it doesn't seem plausible there is any good news on the horizon in the short term.  I think that is more likely than Abbot implementing more statewide restrictions but we'll see.

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13 hours ago, Pato del Muerto said:

Whatever happens happens. My give a shit about people that get sick when they refuse to even attempt to protect themselves or others in any way is pretty low, even for family. There would be a good deal of I told you so to go along with the grieving. 

Skipped a funeral in San Antonio Saturday for my niece who got killed in a auto accident a while back, and the family didn't take to my decision very well.   Soooo, fuck each and every last one of them.

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Mask participation here in Midland has been quite low.  Many times, I'm the only non-employee in an establishment (store, gas station, restaurant, etc) wearing one.  However, when I went to the post office this morning I was shocked that every single person had one on.  Then on my way out, I saw the sign on the door that masks are required in order to enter.  I guess this is something the local branch decided?

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3 hours ago, Buzzrock said:

Also: yay we’re not last?

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I’m shocked we are that relatively high, and equally as annoyed with the 5% downtick in early June. 

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1 hour ago, DefinitelyNotHollywoodColt said:

that's complete horse shit. there are plenty of really, really smart people all over the world that are committed to finding ways to help people overcome illness and cure diseases. there's also really, really wealthy countries that can commit funds to provide resources to those people to accomplish those goals.

Lulz. Are you a child?  

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7 minutes ago, SHOOTER12 said:

Skipped a funeral in San Antonio Saturday for my niece who got killed in a auto accident a while back, and the family didn't take to my decision very well.   Soooo, fuck each and every last one of them.

My nephew has a wedding scheduled at the end of July and at this point I'm skipping. Since it's at a church the restrictions at the state level have no impact on this correct?

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My workforce you idiot.  I don’t run the economy fuckwit.

Well with that attitude I’m certainly not going to put you in charge of the entire economy. Maybe just half.

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22 minutes ago, Skipper said:

So what are the predictions from a policy perspective this week?   I told my wife Saturday I fully expect Jenkins to request flexibility for additional measures.  Both because he thinks we actually need in Dallas (which we do) but also because he does seems to enjoy grandstanding and butting heads with Abbot. And shocker,  he sent a letter to Abbot on Sunday asking for additional measures including essentially a 1 month lockdown.   I wouldn't be surprised if as cases/hospitalizations continue to mount this week, Abbot doesn't allow at least some additional flexibility for additional measures at the county/city level.  Particularly if Houston/Austin/San Antonio/Ft. Worth leadership similarly push Abbot.  I don't think he wants that thrown back in his face if things continue, and as we've all discussed, the numbers are pretty baked in at this point for next 2 weeks so it doesn't seem plausible there is any good news on the horizon in the short term.  I think that is more likely than Abbot implementing more statewide restrictions but we'll see.

That’s sort of where I’m leaning but I think if the cases keep trending the way they have Abbott may actually have to do something at the statewide level. I don’t see how he can just say hey I closed the bars again, what else do you expect me to do? Meanwhile it looks like we are going to see the county judge here impose some new restrictions on the beaches. To be clear, I don’t think the beaches are an issue by themselves and I don’t think the county does either. What I believe they are attempting to do is reduce the number of visitors without imposing restrictions directly on businesses and pissing them off.

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3 minutes ago, justhookit said:

That’s sort of where I’m leaning but I think if the cases keep trending the way they have Abbott may actually have to do something at the statewide level. I don’t see how he can just say hey I closed the bars again, what else do you expect me to do? Meanwhile it looks like we are going to see the county judge here impose some new restrictions on the beaches. To be clear, I don’t think the beaches are an issue by themselves and I don’t think the county does either. What I believe they are attempting to do is reduce the number of visitors without imposing restrictions directly on businesses and pissing them off.

If he does anything more statewide, it will probably look like counties above this number of cases per capita must do this.

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24 minutes ago, ZB'Tejas said:

My nephew has a wedding scheduled at the end of July and at this point I'm skipping. Since it's at a church the restrictions at the state level have no impact on this correct?

A friend of mine had one scheduled in Fredericksburg in March that got canceled.  Was supposed to have it again weekend after 4th, same venue.  Just found out they rescheduled for next March.  That is tough.

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40 minutes ago, ZB'Tejas said:

My nephew has a wedding scheduled at the end of July and at this point I'm skipping. Since it's at a church the restrictions at the state level have no impact on this correct?

What, you think you can exercise Prima Nocta over Zoom or something?  You are going to get your ass to that wedding, and we expect pics afterward.

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12 minutes ago, Johnny Sack said:

A friend of mine had one scheduled in Fredericksburg in March that got canceled.  Was supposed to have it again weekend after 4th, same venue.  Just found out they rescheduled for next March.  That is tough.

As of today, my wife's dumbass family is still planning to hold a 100+ person wedding in a couple of weeks.  My wife is in the wedding.   Hoping Abbot enacts restrictions forcing to cancel because they won't do it on their own.  I probably wouldn't end up going if not cancelled so at least we hopefully wouldn't get sick at the same time.    

It seems to me the obvious approach is to go ahead and get married if you want (at the courthouse) then just plan on scheduling a big ass party for the 1 year anniversary next summer.  I'm sure that's what a lot of people are doing.

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42 minutes ago, Skipper said:

As of today, my wife's dumbass family is still planning to hold a 100+ person wedding in a couple of weeks.  My wife is in the wedding.   Hoping Abbot enacts restrictions forcing to cancel because they won't do it on their own.  I probably wouldn't end up going if not cancelled so at least we hopefully wouldn't get sick at the same time.    

That's what I'm hoping for as well... They have an alternate date in August for COVID reasons but have yet to say they are going to postpone.  I'm trying to avoid any family drama over skipping if they do have it in July. 

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1 hour ago, ZB'Tejas said:

My nephew has a wedding scheduled at the end of July and at this point I'm skipping. Since it's at a church the restrictions at the state level have no impact on this correct?

Correct. Texas is full of, and run by superstitious dipshits.

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1 hour ago, BTW said:

Mask participation here in Midland has been quite low.  Many times, I'm the only non-employee in an establishment (store, gas station, restaurant, etc) wearing one.  However, when I went to the post office this morning I was shocked that every single person had one on.  Then on my way out, I saw the sign on the door that masks are required in order to enter.  I guess this is something the local branch decided?

Ourr post office has the same sign, although its not strictly enforced. Mask percentage is up from about 10% to 20-25% in Texarkana. Half of those are halfway wearing them tho. I was checking out at a store and the lady while wearing her mask  stuck her fingers in it, adjusted  and pushed it out from her face then proceeded to tear off my receipt with the same hand  and give it to me lol. I'm not team #ballgame so it didnt bother me just found it interesting.

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1 hour ago, Johnny Sack said:

A friend of mine had one scheduled in Fredericksburg in March that got canceled.  Was supposed to have it again weekend after 4th, same venue.  Just found out they rescheduled for next March.  That is tough.

I'm surprised they can keep the body fresh that long ..... oh wedding!   So I'm surprised they can keep taking out the wedding dress that much.

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1 hour ago, Skipper said:

  I think that is more likely than Abbot implementing more statewide restrictions but we'll see.

I do as well, but Alex Jones is on top of this, along with his merry band of followers with pre-existing conditions.  He even rolled out his armored personnel carrier (how the hell did that not get taken in the divorce or Sandy Hook lawsuit losses?)

https://www.statesman.com/news/20200628/alex-jones-leads-anti-mask-protest-at-capitol

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Approximately 150 un-masked people gathered before the Texas Capitol Sunday afternoon for a protest against mask-wearing mandates recently enacted by state and local governments.

It was the same day Travis County recorded a record-breaking spike in positive COVID-19 cases that has more than doubled the daily rate of hospitalizations.

The event was kicked off with prayer before the armored vehicle iconic to Alex Jones and his Info Wars brand rolled up to the group with a warm welcome of cheers and chants.

From the roof of the vehicle stood Info Wars contributor Owen Shroyer shouting through a megaphone. Scientifically, the face coverings state and local governments are encouraging people to wear to slow the spread of COVID-19 do nothing to prevent coronavirus transmission, Shroyer said, directly contradicting evidence presented by state and federal health authorities.

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For those wondering why Texas Medical Center's data was all over the place/missing for a few days.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-hospitals-hit-100-base-ICU-capacity-15372256.php?utm_campaign=CMS Sharing Tools (Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

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Following a Houston Chronicle story highlighting the missing charts, the TMC at 6 p.m. Sunday posted updated data featuring most of the original information with a few cosmetic changes, as well as some additional slides attempting to better explain the hospitals’ capacity.

Houston Methodist CEO Dr. Marc Boom stressed that the new data was not reinvented — all the figures and projection models are the same — but was simply reformatted in an effort to make clear that reaching 100 percent of capacity in an ICU is a moving target. TMC hospitals have a combined 373 beds, for instance, that can become ICU beds with a “challenging” but “doable” amount of effort, Boom said, with the reassignment of trained staff and equipment.

Doing so would take the TMC facilities’ combined 93 percent ICU capacity as of the Sunday report down to 72 percent, the chart shows.

Boom said he and his peers knew as the pandemic wore on that the measurement of ICU capacity the slides displayed was imperfect and did not convey the way they are run, but did not revisit the charts as quickly as they should have.

“This is just trying to be clear. We want to be as helpful as we possibly can,” Boom said. “Obviously, this got delayed a couple days because it’s complicated — you put 11 or so institutions together all trying to figure out something this complicated and trying to figure out how we express it a little bit more accurately — it took a while, a little longer than any of us would have liked, but simply because it’s complicated. I like what we came up with.”

 

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For what it's worth, I went to my office for a few hours this morning.  Before the recent spike there was usually a fair amount of cars in the parking garage below my building at First and Congress.  Today, on a Monday at 9:00 a.m., it was significantly lighter, even by pandemic standards.  At least in my building, it appears that a lot of people are staying home.  

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We’re back to around 50 percent capacity and I just had another employee call in with symptoms.  Guess I’ll Know next week if we’re a hotspot.  
 

By the way the deep clean is an absolute scam and pretty useless to boot.  With the side benefit of ruining all paper on your desk.

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https://www.kxan.com/news/education/masks-40-capacity-classrooms-among-changes-for-fall-semester-at-ut/

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Students and faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin can expect to wear a face covering indoors and be in socially-distanced classrooms this fall when it reopens, university officials say.

In a plan called “Protect Texas Together,” the university outlines how it intends to run learning, health and wellness, residence halls, faculty and staff, graduate programs, research and athletics in the upcoming fall semester when campus reopens.

In the plan, students will be able to choose if they want to take classes in-person, online or through a hybrid of the two. Tuition remains the same for all three options, the university says.

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Classrooms will be kept at 40% capacity, and the wearing of cloth masks will be mandatory in university buildings except when alone in a private office, while eating at a campus dining facility and for students in their own dorm rooms.

Wearing masks while outdoors will be encouraged, the university stated.

 

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https://www.kxan.com/news/education/masks-40-capacity-classrooms-among-changes-for-fall-semester-at-ut/
Students and faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin can expect to wear a face covering indoors and be in socially-distanced classrooms this fall when it reopens, university officials say.
In a plan called “Protect Texas Together,” the university outlines how it intends to run learning, health and wellness, residence halls, faculty and staff, graduate programs, research and athletics in the upcoming fall semester when campus reopens.
In the plan, students will be able to choose if they want to take classes in-person, online or through a hybrid of the two. Tuition remains the same for all three options, the university says.
Classrooms will be kept at 40% capacity, and the wearing of cloth masks will be mandatory in university buildings except when alone in a private office, while eating at a campus dining facility and for students in their own dorm rooms.
Wearing masks while outdoors will be encouraged, the university stated.
 

A big old clay Davis shiiiiiiiiit on even having 40% capacities on those big ass auditorium classes. Old af staff and faculty are in trouble.

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2 hours ago, Anastasis said:

Shocked that Germany woudl be below the US. 

Me too, they are a nation of rule followers...  however...

Cases from yesterday among various Texas counties and the Federal Republic of Germany:

Travis: 636
Dallas: 570
Bexar: 495
Hidalgo: 402
Tarrant: 393
Friggin' all of Germany: 371
El Paso: 284
Nueces: 188
Williamson: 169
Hays: 117
Harris: 113 

They don't have the COVID.  BTW, Friggin' all of Italy put up 126 cases yesterday.  Still more than Hays, but better than WilCo.

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3 minutes ago, Texas Jeff said:

Me too, they are a nation of rule followers...  however...

Cases from yesterday among various Texas counties and the Federal Republic of Germany:

Travis: 636
Dallas: 570
Bexar: 495
Hidalgo: 402
Tarrant: 393
Friggin' all of Germany: 371
El Paso: 284
Nueces: 188
Williamson: 169
Hays: 117
Harris: 113 

They don't have the COVID.  BTW, Friggin' all of Italy put up 126 cases yesterday.  Still more than Hays, but better than WilCo.

Hay's numbers are not complete. Today's update at 5PM will push these up higher. Was only 56 on Saturday which is way lower than previous days. 

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I believe the med center has been bleeding over 120 vents a day. If they dont get a refill or we dont change things soon, we will run outta vents in less than 11 days.

 

and no, we cant use OR vents because the co2 filter/sodasorb will only last hours (youre gonna need weeks of function, not hours.. this isnt the OR)

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48 minutes ago, atomheartbevo said:

I do as well, but Alex Jones is on top of this, along with his merry band of followers with pre-existing conditions.  He even rolled out his armored personnel carrier (how the hell did that not get taken in the divorce or Sandy Hook lawsuit losses?)

https://www.statesman.com/news/20200628/alex-jones-leads-anti-mask-protest-at-capitol

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I'm still confused why being forced to wear clothes in public was never a big constitutional crisis.  Isn't that a violation of the same unnamed constitutional right?  At least the mask requirement is intended to protect people from disease, the clothing requirement is just based on one groups outmoded sense of morality.

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1 minute ago, NeverMarryAStripper said:

I'm still confused why being forced to wear clothes in public was never a big constitutional crisis.  Isn't that a violation of the same unnamed constitutional right?  At least the mask requirement is intended to protect people from disease, the clothing requirement is just based on one groups outmoded sense of morality.

 

Powerful stripper pole lobby pulling strings behind the scenes, imo. 

Reduced market for poles if tiits and coozy hanging out all over the place.  

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2 hours ago, Johnny Sack said:

A friend of mine had one scheduled in Fredericksburg in March that got canceled.  Was supposed to have it again weekend after 4th, same venue.  Just found out they rescheduled for next March.  That is tough.

Not really. It's a wedding. Go get married at the court house and have a reception when this shit dies down. 
 

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13 minutes ago, StruggleBus said:

Not really. It's a wedding. Go get married at the court house and have a reception when this shit dies down. 
 

I have a buddy getting married in September in Tampa. It was originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend but was obviously moved.  I seriously doubt it's gonna happen or that people are going to want to fly to it. I certainly don't. I wish they would just announce their getting hitched at the court house and that they will plan a big party next year. Just doesn't make sense to try and force a wedding this year.

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3 hours ago, ZB'Tejas said:

My nephew has a wedding scheduled at the end of July and at this point I'm skipping. Since it's at a church the restrictions at the state level have no impact on this correct?

I think you are correct.  However, I'm not sure due to the fact that I haven't been to church since the Covid-19 outbreak although they are having services, I haven't kept up with the do's and dont's.

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