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Posts posted by ryoder

  1. 8 minutes ago, SkyDekker said:

    Well Trump called in to Hannity to say that he just doesn't believe that these ventilators are needed. On top of that he thinks buying them is maybe a bit too complicated.

    Yet another reason to launch another impeachment.

  2. 9 minutes ago, JerryBaumchen said:

    Hi Joe,

    Looks like Ron crossed a line.

    Jerry Baumchen

    Damn. I never thought I'd say this, but: I wish I could see what Ron posted.

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  3. 1 hour ago, wolfriverjoe said:

    I'm finding out that I'm not quite as nice of a person as I'd like to think.

    I'm perfectly fine with those idiot preachers calling their congregations in to mass.

    If those fools think that "Jesus will protect them" or 'the whole thing is a hoax', great.
    Let them infect each other, get lots of people sick all at once, overwhelm the health care system and die. 

    The downside is that many of those morons are rich and influential enough that they will get care, displacing poor and minority patients who didn't do stupid shit like gather in large groups.

    If they never infected rational people, and stayed home and prayed instead of seeking medical help, it could work.

  4. 11 hours ago, airdvr said:

    Went to get gas yesterday.  Traffic is down but nowhere near what I would have expected.  The parking lot at Wally World was full.  This strategy won't work.

    Does that particular Wally World include a grocery?

    Colorado went into full stay-at-home mode yesterday, but groceries are exempt.

  5. 13 minutes ago, kallend said:

    Louisiana governor says his state has the fastest growth rate of coronavirus cases in the world


    I guess we can thank that Louisiana pastor who held a service for 1800 in spite of all the warnings.

    Even Brazilian drug traffickers have more common sense than that:


  6. 5 minutes ago, bigbearfng said:


    So if a reporter researching a story gets information from a source that proves to be false, he should still report it, because to do otherwise would be censorship, right?

  7. 3 hours ago, wolfriverjoe said:

    Even more so that the party that severely criticized the Obama era bailouts is proposing virtually the same thing.

    TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) was signed into law on October 3, 2008.

    Now think about who signed it.

  8. 8 minutes ago, RobertMBlevins said:

    EDIT: I have a hint for you on gloves. Don't buy the medical ones, the white or the blue ones that are in short supply anyway. Get the clear plastic ones that people wear when they serve you food. They are much easier to get on and off, and you can find them easier. (Washington State Food Handler's Card holder here...from when I had to throw a public banquet or two.) 

    Fortunately, I have a few hundred pairs in boxes left over. Easy on, easy off, and they work. 


    In fact, my preferred gloves (for greasy mechanical work) are the Harbor Freight vinyl ones. They cost less than nitrile or latex. They don't have the latex allergy issue. And most important for me: They are available in XL size to fit my hands.

    BTW I just noticed today that the postal carrier was wearing nitrile gloves when she delivered my mail.

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  9. 1 minute ago, yoink said:

    And this is where I mute Turtle. 

    You need to step away from the keyboard and chill out, dude. Your absurd hyperbole and trolling is boring and repetitive.

    Well, people here keep feeding him, so he keeps coming back.

  10. 11 minutes ago, mbohu said:

    The interesting thing here is, that the problem would have been in programming a too narrow set of goals: "eliminate all threats"--that's why this may be the biggest challenge in terms of self-driving cars: How do you define a successful solution, especially when only less than ideal choices are available? (veer into the old woman on the left, the mother and child on the right, or smash into the wall ahead, killing all passengers)


    That is a bogus scenario, that I have heard too many times.

    I have never had such a situation in decades of driving, nor have I ever heard of anyone else experiencing it. The car should do what any rational driver would do: Stay in your lane and apply the brakes. Swerving would be done only IF there was insufficient distance for braking, AND there was no empty lane to swerve into.

    A human driver has no way of knowing the ages/genders of the occupants of nearby vehicles, nor would an autonomous car.

  11. 5 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

    I just crossed into Canada with a load of TP going to Montreal. I started the trip bringing wood pulp to a P&G plant in Green Bay where they make paper products. Then I loaded in a nearby plant in Neenah WI. I crossed at Sault Ste. Marie after driving through the MI upper peninsula. I'm sure Wolf River Joe knows all these roads! There is very little traffic. I have been able to avoid nearly all human contact. I will certainly skip having a shower at a truck stop along the way. It will be 6 days on the road before I get home if all goes well. My reload out of the Montreal area back to Winnipeg is already planned.

    You're driving a load of TP???:$

    Aren't you worried about being hijacked?

  12. 17 minutes ago, jakee said:

    I don't really have an issue with him believing his own life isn't worth protecting at all costs, but even if all the oldies agreed with him the problem with his stance is contained right at the very end of his statement - "“Look, I’m going to do everything I can do to live,” Patrick said. “But if you said, are you willing to take a chance … If I get sick, I’ll go and try to get better, but if I don’t, I don’t.”"


    If he and all te other grandparents willing to sacrifice themselves do get sick, how are they going to try and get better? They'll ask the health service to make them better. And we've aready seen how that is playing out in Italy, even with a belated lockdown in place.

    Israeli doctor in Italy: We no longer help those over 60


  13. 10 minutes ago, airdvr said:

    Well...perhaps the CDC told him they could make the test kits prior to them telling him the test kits didn't work.  There are any number of possibilities not the least of which is he thought they were available.

    Your rampant TDS allows no possibility other than it was a blatant lie.

    What is more likely?

    a) No one told Trump of the limitations of the CDC testing.

    b) Trump was just spouting off bullshit that sounded good in the moment, just like the other 16,000+ lies he spewed before.

    Think: Occam's razor.

  14. 4 minutes ago, kallend said:

    I agree with Ryoder.

    I truly hope that no shipping line that registers its ships outside the USA** gets a penny of taxpayer money.

    ** They do this to avoid complying with US safety, labor and tax laws.

    Here is an article from The Verge, published yesterday, on just that topic: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/23/21187076/cruise-line-industry-bailout-trump-coronavirus-us-companies-tax

  15. 1 minute ago, airdvr said:

    How many tests were available on March 6th?

    How the hell is that relevant to the fact Trump said “anyone who wants a test can get a test”???

    You would have us believe that a false promise can be defended by proving the promise was false??? What kind of logic is that???


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