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C-19, Here's one 4 ya.

S-I-L and step daughter both work in hospitals. One is a charge nurse the other is EMT. Both have symptoms but can't get tested.

At the same time, two Trader Joes are closed for deep cleaning. Sign on their doors say they are closed because employees tested positive.

Now, how come mini-market employees can get tested but hospital health care workers can't?

Dirty Money exposes Kushner.

Jar-jar is given the full treatment in the second season of this Netflix series. Turns out, he might just be a piece of shit.

Wells Fargo is also examined.

COVID-19 Close casinos?

I haven't seen casinos in the list of stuff to be shut down.

Crowds form, especially in weekends.

Chips go from hand to dealer to hand. Hands are not sanitized between deals or spins.

Slot machines - you are sitting in rows of machines, in chairs, next to other people. Buttons are touched.

The virus stays live for hours while on objects.

Is the problem that there is too much tax revenue or that no one has thought about casinos during the emergency?

Shit be cray (Thanks, Ferret)-- Costco today. Union, N.J.

Cops shut the place down for an hour or so when people overwhelmed the place and the staff called police for help.

First of all, how long will it take for manufacturers to produce replacement t.p., sanitizers, paper towels and so forth? We can be sure that plants are running overtime because this is a money making opportunity for them.

How many months will the virus last. Will it exhaust itself like the 1918 flu? Of course, we don't know.

What are your plans when the stuff you bought today runs out in one or two months? I got a 1 1/2 years supply of Charmin tp because I bought a case yesterday as the supply in the closet was down to 6 rolls. When I went to put it in the cellar for storage, there were two other cases that I or Kathy bought maybe a few months ago and forgot about. Yeah, I'll use them some day so I will keep them.

Then we get to the produce items. Produce was nearly cleaned out in two stores I went to. Why would you horde produce? It ain't good for more than a few days.

Gas. Ain't nobody hording that. No lines there because the Saudis (our best buddies despite 9/11)
are trying to fuck over the Russians. How long will that last? But nobody is driving anywhere anyway because stuff is closed down or closing down. Peeps are staying home.

That's all I got for now. Just these random thoughts going through my head.

Virus: What could gov't. really do?

There are complaints that the orange asshole defunded C.D.C. If it had full funding, what could it do against a virus that has no vaccine?

Set up quarantine stations? Distribute face masks? Tell people to wash their hands and cough into their sleeves?

I had a kind'a upsetting day.

Got a letter inviting me to my h.s. class 60th reunion. Included was a listing of deceased class members.... 54 of them of a class of 153.

Some were strong athletes in the day... our school teams won many state championships in football and track.

Some were girls who distracted me from my studies. I know I would'a gone to Harvard or Columbia if I didn't spend class time looking at them out of the corner of my eye and pondering --- well, lets not go there. As it was, my graduating class rank was third from the bottom. I blame them girls on it.

Several became lawyers, school teachers, principals -- one was even a Nobel Prize laureate.

Some were friends. One of them, I couldn't stand because he was a bit of a bully to me.

Most of them just got through school as best as they could like everyone else. Contrary to popular sayings, high school is not the best time of most of our lives. That, I learned one night in a hotel room in the Poconos. It was a couple of years after h.s. and I was on a ski trip with a group of employees from a local insurance company. It was about 1 a.m., I was in the room getting ready for bed when the door opened and my new room mate came in, three sheets to the wind. Bar had just closed for the night. We made introductions and recognized we were both from the same school. He was two years ahead of me.

He was on the football team that had won the state championship, two years in a row. I envied him at that time. I weighed 105 lbs. in my senior year and I wasn't scheduled to excel at any sport. I told him I remembered watching him at the football field and how good a player he was. It was at that point, he broke down in tears, remembering the pain of getting hit and the emotional pain of having his play not meet his father's expectation of a top notch football player.

Two years ago, I encountered the quarterback of the team in our senior year. He broke his hip during a game and now walks bent over a cane from arthritis where he had his injury.

I concluded that maybe I didn't have it so bad, after all.

I don't know if I will attend the reunion. The two people I was closest to are on the deceased list. Those that are left, nothing against them but would there be anything to talk about besides grand kids, how I screwed up my marriage and how I screwed up most of the jobs I had.

Anyway, that's what's going through my head tonight.

I Hope Dick Cheney Wins The Auction Bid.

Safari Club International is hosting an auction for a trip to go trophy hunting with Donald Trump Jr.

(As per article in The Guardian.)

Tax question.

I collect $73,000 in change in pension and S.S. That puts me at 22%.

In July, I hit an 18K casino jackpot, putting my gross at 24% bracket. I had them take out the taxes when they paid the winnings.

How much more am I gonna be owing?

Article in today's Newark (NJ) Star ledger. Two yahoo town councils in a conservative county,

voted to declare their towns, sanctuary towns for guns. This is in response to the governor signing legislation to allow judges to order the removal of guns from dangerous individuals.

My letter to the editor in response, quoted the great 20th century statesman, orator and philosopher, Joe the Plumber.

"Your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional right to have guns."

Followed by my asking how the parents in those communities feel about their councils' actions.

Yeah, I got a slightly bad heart. Not serious. It can be fixed. I am 77.

--- and I am figuring, there are about five circumstances under which I will be carried out, feet first: Cancer, stroke, general all American Alzheimers, car accident or heart attack.

Of the five, the last two seem to offer the easiest death. That leads me to question, should I bother with corrective measures to prevent a heart attack?

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