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For you basketball fans out there.

 

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No fans at the March Madness games either! :(

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We've started having planning meetings at the schools on how to deal with remote instruction should the school, governor or department of education mandate the closure. This will be ... interesting...
 

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I love March Madness! No matter what teams are playing they're playing their hardest. Its much better than watching the NBA players half ass their games. The games will still be broadcast.

Just got an email update from my office with a "COVID19 Self screening" Form that - going forward - MUST be completed prior to reporting to any project. The questions are:
  • Have you been to a WHO declared level 3 country (Currently China, South Korea, Italy or Iran) or been in contact with someone who has been to a level 3 country in the past 14 days?
  • Have you been in contact with someone who has tested Positive for COV19 in the past 14 days?
  • Within the past 14 days I have not tested positive for COV19?
  • Currently I am not experiencing Influenza symptoms such as fever, chills, a cough or sore throat?
The form will then be reviewed by the project manager who must then sign off before any individual is allowed access to the project. There's also a stipulation on the form that you should immediately report if your condition changes.

The flight home from this project is going to be very interesting! I expect to get the upgrade to first class with no problem as the flight will probably be half empty. I'm also very interested to see how crowded the airports are (or not). I anticipate that given the recent closure of the boarder with Europe the airport will be pretty empty.
 

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Well the bottom's falling out here in Ohio. The governor announced a number of things including the closure of all K12 institutions. My job gets more fun now...

Grocery stores went nuts. No paper products and non-perishables are flying off the shelves.
 

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The main problem is - it's spring here in Louisiana. Plant sperm is all over the place from the bloomers. Because of that, I have severe post nasal drip and due to scar from my tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy back when I was about 12, I cough all the time when the PND hits it on the way down ...

I'm that way EVERY year. Zyrtec, Singulair, Flonase, et al ... they only lessen the severity of it, they don't get rid of the symptoms.

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Depends on whether or not God answers prayers; did you see the propaganda from the oval office yesterday?

I'm sorry; I meant "Informational Speech"

With an "Oh F*ck" at the beginning, and an "OK" and belt looseneing at the end, if you watched CSPAN...

And for the Record: I did not call him a Cheeto; he looked like a stoner on thorazine that already ate them all.

It comforted me, much as a lecture by Dr. Lecter would calm me in a Zombie outbreak. ?

Here's a post I made on another forum:

You gotta think this thru.

You advertise having toilet paper, pickup only, and you eat the people that come to get it.

:)

Noticing which neighbors stock up on the most food tells you where the local supermarket is in a month.

Worst case, you eat the rats that are feasting on the neighbors; cooking kills viruses.

:D

I bought ammo, not toilet paper.

(j/k) ?
Too much too soon? :)
 

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Well the bottom's falling out here in Ohio. The governor announced a number of things including the closure of all K12 institutions. My job gets more fun now...

Grocery stores went nuts. No paper products and non-perishables are flying off the shelves.
Same. Tonight was the weirdest grocery store trip I’ve ever had. No TP or paper towels, which of course I am legitimately actually low on, one guy was loudly speaking on the phone with someone and exclaimed “ ******* morons, it doesn’t cause diarrhea!” for half the store to hear, and a trashy couple at the checkout next to me had two filled to the brim shopping carts full of everything apparently.
 

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Yeah, yesterday speech was a doozy

Q: Have you guys gotten messages from practically every company on the planet going on about how fastidious they are. everyone from hotels, to rental car companies, to restaurants, and even best buy. Quite frankly, I'm surprised at how many mailing lists I've found myself on (inc more fast food places than I ever imagined). I wonder how many are hurting for business. It's a good opportunity to figure out which companies you actually want to hear from and unsubscribe from the rest.

As soon as I got the txt that SFUSD was closing their schools effective next Monday for 3 weeks and knowing my kids preschool will likely follow suit, I went to the store myself. It was crazy. Being asian and all, I thought about coughing to clear out the line ahead of me but even in crazy leftist SF, I suspect that might have led to either a quick checkout... or my lynching.

I did stop by the library on the way home from my kid's school to pickup some extra books to keep him entertained just in case we decide to isolate ourselves more during the next few weeks. The librarian mentioned the TP shortage. I told her, well, no big deal, if things get too bad, I have these (pointing downwards).

It also looks like Tom Hanks, his wife, and the PM of Canada's wife are positive for CV19. Which is nice because it doesn't seem like any of our politicians will ever seem to admit to having fallen ill.

Oh, the NORRA Mexican 1000 is on. My teammates are still going with one of the UTVs (I couldn't b/c of a work trip.. which has been cancelled). I told my friend that if they do find out that the world ends while they are racing, they can just move on to living the Mad Max life in Baja.

Finally, if you haven't looked at the stock market today, dont. Just save yourself the anxiety.

Stay Healthy everyone,
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Oh, how cheap is Corona beer where you guys are? It was $7.99/6pack at trader Joe's yesterday..no discounted but same price as pacfico. I bought a pack out of pity.
 

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Oh, how cheap is Corona beer where you guys are? It was $7.99/6pack at trader Joe's yesterday..no discounted but same price as pacfico. I bought a pack out of pity.
So you now have a small case of Corona?

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You would think a major storm just dumped 2 feet of snow with all the school closings! o_O

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Discussion Starter #56 (Edited)
Anyone going to take bets on if our fearless leader comes down with this or not?

I was talking to my wife about this. The consensus is "We'll know in 14 days." Which is generally agreed upon as the maximum COVID19 gestation/incubation/latent period. With the median period being five to six days after exposure.

On the bright side? With the Saudi/Russia oil price war and COV19 related travel and flight cancellations the market is awash in oil. Gas prices are continuing to drop now at 1.829 / gal. here in Vicksburg, MS. In reality this is not a good thing but a sign of a bad thing.
 

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I was talking to my wife about this. The consensus is "We'll know in 14 days." Which is generally agreed upon as the maximum COVID19 gestation/incubation/latent period. With the median period being five to six days after exposure.

On the bright side? With the Saudi/Russia oil price war and COV19 related travel and flight cancellations the market is awash in oil. Gas prices are continuing to drop now at 1.829 / gal. here in Vicksburg, MS. In reality this is not a good thing but a sign of a bad thing.
I was looking at leaving my government sector job for the private sector, but this what you said here, and several other signs point to doing that will be a bad idea. My particular department deals with supporting the IT infrastructure of Human Services, and in a down time, it's one of the areas that's guaranteed to be on the up and up.
 

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Yeah, I'd imagine that HR will be very busy during a time like this.
 

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On the bright side? With the Saudi/Russia oil price war and COV19 related travel and flight cancellations the market is awash in oil. Gas prices are continuing to drop now at 1.829 / gal. here in Vicksburg, MS. In reality this is not a good thing but a sign of a bad thing.
I agree.
1) people aren't driving much so there is minimal economic benefit to cheap gas

2) we really do need to transition to more fuel efficient vehicles. It still astounds me how many SUVs and crossovers are sold in the US. At the risk of sounding socialist, now would be a good time to slap a 50c tax on fuel. This money could be spent repairing our decaying road infrastructure (also as an economic stimulus), pushing forward mass transit projects, and (now this is truly pie in the sky) drive investment into alternative fuels to slow global warming.

Of course, such thinking could get me labeled as a socialist. I personally wouldn't mind paying more taxes if I knew the money was going to be spent well.
 
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