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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from halomatt in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    I think the presidents response to COVID has shown his ineptitude, inability to lead and why his ego is an issue.  The WHO lied from the beginning and enabled China's lies which has resulted in more deaths than necessary.  Had the WHO and China been open about all of this from the onset the world would have a few more months of research under their belt about the virus.  I believe it was Hong Kong or South Korea who sent a team to China early on and they knew China was lying but had to work with the very limited access they were given and they used that to try and get ahead of it back home.  No country or organization is perfect but I'm not going to lose sleep if the US is backing out of the WHO after their actions as far as COVID are concerned.  I've also got no issue if we join the organization again or don't end up leaving in 2021 but I will if we don't hold the WHO accountable and put measures in place to ensure it doesn't happen again.  China isn't playing by the same rules and they won't unless the rest of the world which includes organizations like the WHO force them to.
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Tank in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    I think the presidents response to COVID has shown his ineptitude, inability to lead and why his ego is an issue.  The WHO lied from the beginning and enabled China's lies which has resulted in more deaths than necessary.  Had the WHO and China been open about all of this from the onset the world would have a few more months of research under their belt about the virus.  I believe it was Hong Kong or South Korea who sent a team to China early on and they knew China was lying but had to work with the very limited access they were given and they used that to try and get ahead of it back home.  No country or organization is perfect but I'm not going to lose sleep if the US is backing out of the WHO after their actions as far as COVID are concerned.  I've also got no issue if we join the organization again or don't end up leaving in 2021 but I will if we don't hold the WHO accountable and put measures in place to ensure it doesn't happen again.  China isn't playing by the same rules and they won't unless the rest of the world which includes organizations like the WHO force them to.
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    I think the presidents response to COVID has shown his ineptitude, inability to lead and why his ego is an issue.  The WHO lied from the beginning and enabled China's lies which has resulted in more deaths than necessary.  Had the WHO and China been open about all of this from the onset the world would have a few more months of research under their belt about the virus.  I believe it was Hong Kong or South Korea who sent a team to China early on and they knew China was lying but had to work with the very limited access they were given and they used that to try and get ahead of it back home.  No country or organization is perfect but I'm not going to lose sleep if the US is backing out of the WHO after their actions as far as COVID are concerned.  I've also got no issue if we join the organization again or don't end up leaving in 2021 but I will if we don't hold the WHO accountable and put measures in place to ensure it doesn't happen again.  China isn't playing by the same rules and they won't unless the rest of the world which includes organizations like the WHO force them to.
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from fishbulb in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    I think the presidents response to COVID has shown his ineptitude, inability to lead and why his ego is an issue.  The WHO lied from the beginning and enabled China's lies which has resulted in more deaths than necessary.  Had the WHO and China been open about all of this from the onset the world would have a few more months of research under their belt about the virus.  I believe it was Hong Kong or South Korea who sent a team to China early on and they knew China was lying but had to work with the very limited access they were given and they used that to try and get ahead of it back home.  No country or organization is perfect but I'm not going to lose sleep if the US is backing out of the WHO after their actions as far as COVID are concerned.  I've also got no issue if we join the organization again or don't end up leaving in 2021 but I will if we don't hold the WHO accountable and put measures in place to ensure it doesn't happen again.  China isn't playing by the same rules and they won't unless the rest of the world which includes organizations like the WHO force them to.
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Jason in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    I think the presidents response to COVID has shown his ineptitude, inability to lead and why his ego is an issue.  The WHO lied from the beginning and enabled China's lies which has resulted in more deaths than necessary.  Had the WHO and China been open about all of this from the onset the world would have a few more months of research under their belt about the virus.  I believe it was Hong Kong or South Korea who sent a team to China early on and they knew China was lying but had to work with the very limited access they were given and they used that to try and get ahead of it back home.  No country or organization is perfect but I'm not going to lose sleep if the US is backing out of the WHO after their actions as far as COVID are concerned.  I've also got no issue if we join the organization again or don't end up leaving in 2021 but I will if we don't hold the WHO accountable and put measures in place to ensure it doesn't happen again.  China isn't playing by the same rules and they won't unless the rest of the world which includes organizations like the WHO force them to.
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from mtangelsfan in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    I think the presidents response to COVID has shown his ineptitude, inability to lead and why his ego is an issue.  The WHO lied from the beginning and enabled China's lies which has resulted in more deaths than necessary.  Had the WHO and China been open about all of this from the onset the world would have a few more months of research under their belt about the virus.  I believe it was Hong Kong or South Korea who sent a team to China early on and they knew China was lying but had to work with the very limited access they were given and they used that to try and get ahead of it back home.  No country or organization is perfect but I'm not going to lose sleep if the US is backing out of the WHO after their actions as far as COVID are concerned.  I've also got no issue if we join the organization again or don't end up leaving in 2021 but I will if we don't hold the WHO accountable and put measures in place to ensure it doesn't happen again.  China isn't playing by the same rules and they won't unless the rest of the world which includes organizations like the WHO force them to.
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Angel Oracle in 2020 Election   
    There's no answer because the democrats only put forth a "get Trump out of office" platform since he was elected.  They've done some nice posturing about the environment but even then what was proposed was completely ridiculous and nowhere near realistic.  If both parties could work together and put forth some realistic legislation or at least something that's a starting point maybe they could make some real changes but we're nowhere near that happening.  It's amazing that despite everything Trump still has a chance which is a testament to how bad of a candidate Biden is at this point in his life.  Like I said before my only hope is we don't come out with either side controlling everything and being able to ram through whatever they want. 
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Tank in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    NY didn't do it right they shit the bed at the onset.  They shutdown only 3 days after we did here in CA yet their situation was a hell of a lot worse because they ignored the rising number of cases and the impact in a densely populated area, particularly with their public transit.  Sending sick people back into SNF's should probably warrant charges being brought against those in charge.  My criticisms of Newsom aside the current rollback is learning from New York along with countries who reacted too slowly to the rise in cases.  As far as herd immunity NY estimated 12-20% in different areas at the end of April and while I'm sure the numbers have gone up it isn't that much with the lock down.  The hardest hit region in Italy tested about a month ago and they were over 50% but no one wants to get there the way they did.  Masks, social distancing, no huge gatherings and we can avoid lock downs while it runs it's course.  Problem is our elected officials went from telling citizens to lock down then some cheer on protesters and allow them to take over parts of cities.  Some people are absolutely idiots who won't follow guidelines but the mixed messages of basically saying it's okay to ignore for this and not that isn't right either.  Plenty of failure to go around.
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Tank in 2020 Election   
    There's no answer because the democrats only put forth a "get Trump out of office" platform since he was elected.  They've done some nice posturing about the environment but even then what was proposed was completely ridiculous and nowhere near realistic.  If both parties could work together and put forth some realistic legislation or at least something that's a starting point maybe they could make some real changes but we're nowhere near that happening.  It's amazing that despite everything Trump still has a chance which is a testament to how bad of a candidate Biden is at this point in his life.  Like I said before my only hope is we don't come out with either side controlling everything and being able to ram through whatever they want. 
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Jason in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    NY didn't do it right they shit the bed at the onset.  They shutdown only 3 days after we did here in CA yet their situation was a hell of a lot worse because they ignored the rising number of cases and the impact in a densely populated area, particularly with their public transit.  Sending sick people back into SNF's should probably warrant charges being brought against those in charge.  My criticisms of Newsom aside the current rollback is learning from New York along with countries who reacted too slowly to the rise in cases.  As far as herd immunity NY estimated 12-20% in different areas at the end of April and while I'm sure the numbers have gone up it isn't that much with the lock down.  The hardest hit region in Italy tested about a month ago and they were over 50% but no one wants to get there the way they did.  Masks, social distancing, no huge gatherings and we can avoid lock downs while it runs it's course.  Problem is our elected officials went from telling citizens to lock down then some cheer on protesters and allow them to take over parts of cities.  Some people are absolutely idiots who won't follow guidelines but the mixed messages of basically saying it's okay to ignore for this and not that isn't right either.  Plenty of failure to go around.
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Angel Oracle in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    NY didn't do it right they shit the bed at the onset.  They shutdown only 3 days after we did here in CA yet their situation was a hell of a lot worse because they ignored the rising number of cases and the impact in a densely populated area, particularly with their public transit.  Sending sick people back into SNF's should probably warrant charges being brought against those in charge.  My criticisms of Newsom aside the current rollback is learning from New York along with countries who reacted too slowly to the rise in cases.  As far as herd immunity NY estimated 12-20% in different areas at the end of April and while I'm sure the numbers have gone up it isn't that much with the lock down.  The hardest hit region in Italy tested about a month ago and they were over 50% but no one wants to get there the way they did.  Masks, social distancing, no huge gatherings and we can avoid lock downs while it runs it's course.  Problem is our elected officials went from telling citizens to lock down then some cheer on protesters and allow them to take over parts of cities.  Some people are absolutely idiots who won't follow guidelines but the mixed messages of basically saying it's okay to ignore for this and not that isn't right either.  Plenty of failure to go around.
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Jason in 2020 Election   
    There's no answer because the democrats only put forth a "get Trump out of office" platform since he was elected.  They've done some nice posturing about the environment but even then what was proposed was completely ridiculous and nowhere near realistic.  If both parties could work together and put forth some realistic legislation or at least something that's a starting point maybe they could make some real changes but we're nowhere near that happening.  It's amazing that despite everything Trump still has a chance which is a testament to how bad of a candidate Biden is at this point in his life.  Like I said before my only hope is we don't come out with either side controlling everything and being able to ram through whatever they want. 
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Lou in Spin Forum Dumping Bin   
    I think you're giving people too much credit because "some" is an understatement.  It's like the George Carlin joke "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.'
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Jason in Spin Forum Dumping Bin   
    I got emails about a month ago from the group I went through mentioning they were doing classes that were socially distancing at the range.  All the courses I've seen are well below the cost of a new gun and it would be nice if it was a requirement to show proof someone has taken a course before buying a gun but I'm not counting on that happening.  When I took the firearm permit test I wondered how anyone could possibly fail then the guy scoring the tests turned to the next guy and said he had failed after missing like 15 questions.    
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from mtangelsfan in Spin Forum Dumping Bin   
    I think you're giving people too much credit because "some" is an understatement.  It's like the George Carlin joke "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.'
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from mtangelsfan in Spin Forum Dumping Bin   
    My concern with this is how many of these guns ended up in the hands of someone who never took a gun safety course? 
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Tank in Spin Forum Dumping Bin   
    I think you're giving people too much credit because "some" is an understatement.  It's like the George Carlin joke "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.'
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from fishbulb in Spin Forum Dumping Bin   
    I think you're giving people too much credit because "some" is an understatement.  It's like the George Carlin joke "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.'
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    The office complex I work in going back to the original stay in place order that went into effect mid-March one of the largest tenants has still had their employees coming in.  This company and these employees are not in an essential field.  The vast majority of these individuals are not wearing masks or social distancing any time myself or anyone else from my work stops in to grab something.  Building management has tried to enforce the mask rule and security gets push back from these individuals.  Building management sent a notice that resulted in counsel for this company saying they're going to take care of it and notify the employees.  If we have enough people who can't even be bothered to wear a mask when walking into an office building we're fucked because this opening then closing is going to gut a lot of businesses.  Also if there's no enforcement of businesses not following the rules there's no point to any of this.  If people could do it the right way we could reduce the economic impact and avoid as many major shutdowns.  It's crazy to me when I think of what previous generations came together and survived - the great depression, war time economy, etc. and yet we've become so entitled and thinking in the short term that people can't do something as simple as wear masks and avoid large crowds. 
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from fishbulb in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    The office complex I work in going back to the original stay in place order that went into effect mid-March one of the largest tenants has still had their employees coming in.  This company and these employees are not in an essential field.  The vast majority of these individuals are not wearing masks or social distancing any time myself or anyone else from my work stops in to grab something.  Building management has tried to enforce the mask rule and security gets push back from these individuals.  Building management sent a notice that resulted in counsel for this company saying they're going to take care of it and notify the employees.  If we have enough people who can't even be bothered to wear a mask when walking into an office building we're fucked because this opening then closing is going to gut a lot of businesses.  Also if there's no enforcement of businesses not following the rules there's no point to any of this.  If people could do it the right way we could reduce the economic impact and avoid as many major shutdowns.  It's crazy to me when I think of what previous generations came together and survived - the great depression, war time economy, etc. and yet we've become so entitled and thinking in the short term that people can't do something as simple as wear masks and avoid large crowds. 
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from st1ckboy in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
    The office complex I work in going back to the original stay in place order that went into effect mid-March one of the largest tenants has still had their employees coming in.  This company and these employees are not in an essential field.  The vast majority of these individuals are not wearing masks or social distancing any time myself or anyone else from my work stops in to grab something.  Building management has tried to enforce the mask rule and security gets push back from these individuals.  Building management sent a notice that resulted in counsel for this company saying they're going to take care of it and notify the employees.  If we have enough people who can't even be bothered to wear a mask when walking into an office building we're fucked because this opening then closing is going to gut a lot of businesses.  Also if there's no enforcement of businesses not following the rules there's no point to any of this.  If people could do it the right way we could reduce the economic impact and avoid as many major shutdowns.  It's crazy to me when I think of what previous generations came together and survived - the great depression, war time economy, etc. and yet we've become so entitled and thinking in the short term that people can't do something as simple as wear masks and avoid large crowds. 
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Lhalo in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19   
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Lhalo in Look at the Polls!!!   
    I imagine schools add more cops or security guards because of the need.  Every once in a while a local school makes the news because a fight breaks out that gets so out of hand they have to call in the cops to break it up.  I graduated high school in 2000 and during my time there on more than one occasion someone who didn't go to school there came onto the campus and jumped a student.  Someone my mom works with ended up moving her family out of state after the 20 year old brother of a student at her sons school came on campus and beat the crap out of him.  Guidance counselors aren't going to fix certain problems that start at and are never addressed at home. 
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Vegas Halo Fan in how is cap wearing   
    Are there financing options?  What's the secondary market like later if I need to sell a hat that looks like someone sewed a design their kid made on it?
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    Catwhoshatinthehat got a reaction from Slegnaac in New car   
    Warranties benefit the dealership and/or insurer as they definitely aren't losing money.  The only car I ever bought brand new I put 0 down, paid 0% interest and paid less than $365 a month.  I drove that car for 6+ years after it was paid off and the only maintenance expenses were standard things like oil changes, brakes, tires, etc.  My current car was certified pre-owned, 3 years old when I bought it with under 26K miles on it and included the remaining term of the original warranty.  It will be paid off in 18 months and I'm in the eligbra camp as I look forward to not having that payment which I will invest.  If having a new car every few years and having it covered by warranty is what you want the deal offered sounds good.