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  1. Veritable Quandry

    Coronavirus Updates

    Our Governor may be right wing trash, but he is competent and taking advice from real experts instead of his feelings. And the local governments are working with the state plan. Yes, this is a massive inconvenience, but it is the only way to slow the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable...
  2. Veritable Quandry

    2020 Democratic Primary

    Like I said, the thing many people want right now is stability and professionalism.
  3. Veritable Quandry

    2020 Democratic Primary

    A temporary UBI during the outbreak would be better than a payroll tax cut (only helps people currently working in the private sector) or unemployment extensions (only helps people who lose their jobs over the next few months). But Republicans are blocking even those more timid measures.
  4. Veritable Quandry

    2020 Democratic Primary

    From an article on fivethityeight, they looked at what it would take for Sanders to get a majority of delegates. He would need to win every remaining primary with an average of 12%. Biden leads national polls by about 20%. So he needs to flip about a third of primary votes (over half of Biden's...
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    Nobody Cares: PRS

    Not really mind boggling. A billionaire with no subject area expertise hiring people based more on their faith than knowledge announced he intended to open a museum full of biblical artifacts and needed a collection. Turns out a lot of smugglers and forgers saw this as too good an opportunity to...
  6. Veritable Quandry

    2020 Democratic Primary

    In the days leading up to the election, they gave her a 60% chance of wining, and put her up by 2% of the popular vote. People suck at reading statistics.
  7. Veritable Quandry

    Nobody Cares: PRS

    The same Lancet that published the Wakefield study?
  8. Veritable Quandry

    Coronavirus Updates

    And now OSU has added a week to spring break to prepare online courses. No class meetings after break and the dorms are closing down.
  9. Veritable Quandry

    Coronavirus Updates

    Ohio has just closed all schools until April 3rd and banned all gatherings of 100 people or more.
  10. Veritable Quandry

    2020 Democratic Primary

    Old black people, I've noticed, are often black. Sanders took 14% of the African-American vote in SC. Biden took 64%. That's a 50 point spread of those who voted.
  11. Veritable Quandry

    Weinstein Found Guilty

    The judge opted for consecutive sentences, so if he is eligible for parole in five years on the first count, he then starts serving the three years, should take at least another six moths to come up for parole on that count.
  12. Veritable Quandry

    Coronavirus Updates

    My sister lives in Jefferson County (across the sound from Seattle) and just pulled her three kids from school.
  13. Veritable Quandry

    2020 Democratic Primary

    That's not a debate. Did you follow the ACA getting passed? Presidential powers can't completely rework the healthcare system. The changes to law and spending require Congress to act. And Sanders does not have the time, resources, or skills to do it. Warren might have put us on the path...
  14. Veritable Quandry

    2020 Democratic Primary

    Bloody hell. There is no better example of white male privilege than taking credit for policies the other people have worked towards for years, not doing any outreach, attacking the Democratic Party, and throwing a fucking fit because you don't get coronated as the savior of the party you...
  15. Veritable Quandry

    Coronavirus Updates

    Last time they did this under Obama during the financial crisis, they were canceled. Which does not help me much, as I work for the state and I don't pay into social security.
  16. Veritable Quandry

    2020 Democratic Primary

    So far, about 1/3rd of votes in Washington are for people who dropped out. I don't see ranked choice voting as fixing all our problems, but with long early voting windows and vote-by-mail, primary elections could probably use it effectively.
  17. Veritable Quandry

    Coronavirus Updates

    I can't find one that fits over my glasses.
  18. Veritable Quandry

    Coronavirus Updates

    Payroll taxes, not income tax. That includes Medicare, Unemployment, and Social Security, which are the largest taxes on low wage workers, as well as major taxes on employers.
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    Nobody Cares: PRS

    Unfortunately here in the US, we have predatory on-line colleges offering much of our "retraining" programs with use of Federal financial aid in the form of Pell Grants and student loans. Our Department of Education is led by executives of for-profit schools and private lenders, ensuring that...
  20. Veritable Quandry

    Stock Markets auto-halt after giant drops

    Generally, no. In oil fields, yes.