Covid-19: American Acceptionalism

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Yoshou, Jul 27, 2020.

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Name the thread!

Poll closed Jul 28, 2020.
  1. Covid-19: American Acceptionalism

    22 vote(s)
    55.0%
  2. My Covid-19th Nervous Breakdown

    8 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Covid-19: Killing in the Name

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. Covid-19: But my Freedom!

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  5. Covid-19: The Final Thread. This tie for sure

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  1. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's time for the new Covid-19 thread! The above poll ends in one day and this thread will be renamed to the winner!
     
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  2. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    A thread name vote? What the democratic fcuk is this?

    Hail Grimes!
     
  3. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I feel that every thread should be named "Revenge of the Knave" from now on.
     
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  4. NORML

    NORML Member+

    Aug 9, 2002
    Lake Wobegon, MN
    Club:
    NSC Minnesota Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am not gonna vote until page 2. GO LOONS! F all ya Crew supporters.
     
  5. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I disagree. But all threads should have Knave in them. I myself am looking forward to this year's Knave is Toast thread.
     
  7. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Itchycoo Park
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Knave Failure Watch
     
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  8. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Knave Deathwatch
     
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  9. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Awful news.....

     
  10. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today's numbers according to Covid Tracking Project.



    After 4 days straight of above 1k deaths, the last 2 have been significantly below. However, as per usual, the weekend effect must be considered, so we'll have to see how big of a spike there is on Tuesday and what happens the rest of the week before anything related to a curve can be determined.
     
  11. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Covid-19: The Final Thread. This tie for sure"

    <sigh>

    That has me raging. Against. The. Machine.
     
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  12. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don’t see the problem.

    -And who knew.. you can’t edit polls.
     
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  13. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    May he rest in peace.

    I tell you what- there's no way I'd stay in the job knowing 46% of the nation's voters supported the man who wants to get as many people killed or infected as possible just to try to save his economy or his presidency. It would be different if we were all on the same page, but we're not.
     
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  14. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    :thumbsup:
     
  15. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  16. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Victoria continues to have infections in the hundreds each day with death rate running higher (10 was the highest for a day on Sunday) but at least numbers are flattening a bit. Serious issues in a number of aged care facilities where worlkers do shifts in a number of different centres thereby increasing the risks. The Victorian government has stated the main cause of infections is people continuing to work when they have symptoms so has introduced some payments for people who get tested and must remain in isolation and as a result lose income. NSW continues with a small amount of community transmissions but hasn't suffered a large outbreak yet. The other states have things under control for now.
     
  17. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Itchycoo Park
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Let’s All Laugh at Knave
     
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  18. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    :coffee:

    In any event, more from the Florida of California: Orange County ...

     
  19. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    First Page!











    We still doing this?

    Also, I thought it was supposed to be Freedumb.
     
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  20. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    So turtle has gone all in to force impoverished americans back to work and protecting employers from all liability

    This is a brutal regime
     
  21. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Not sure, but just in case I'll First Page too! :p
     
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  22. JamesA

    JamesA Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    Victoria
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Yes and no. The liability thing is bunk, no doubt.

    But, the federal weekly cheque of 600, which is over and above state unemployment benefits was too much IMO.

    Thats considerably more than even their Northern neighbors who have a higher cost of living.
     
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  23. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Knave is always watching for signs of democratic failure and kids on his lawn

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why is it too much? Care to elaborate?
     
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  25. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It disincentivizes work. I read somewhere that the $200 bonus leaves those unemployed at 70% of their pre-pandemic income. So $200 is too low, while $600 is too high. I wrote up the superdave plan, which is mobilize the armed forces, regular and reserves and guard, and LEOs, to transport food to people who have to stay in their homes for 3 weeks. Only people who work in those fields or in food distribution, the medical field, a few other TRULY essential jobs can leave the house.

    The appropriate dollar amount would follow the norm in the civilized world, which seems to be around 85% of pre-pandemic income.
     

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