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by magdalen77
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Presidential Transition Act 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 1478

Re: Presidential Transition Act 2020

I'm just hoping the results are bad enough for Trump that he decides to scurry off to Mother Russia (or wherever his hideaway will be).
by magdalen77
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?
Replies: 558
Views: 19586

Re: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?

AndyinPA wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:07 pm
Addie wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:29 pm
CBS News: Kushner has "no fear" about sending his kids to school amid pandemic
I believe his kids go to a private Jewish day school. I would think they have a bit more resources.
Good chance they don't have 30 kids in each class in a poorly maintained 100 year old building.
by magdalen77
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?
Replies: 558
Views: 19586

Re: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?

It looks like most school districts in the Philly suburbs are at least starting out entirely virtual. The interesting thing I've noticed is that the parents from the poorer districts seem to be complaining a lot less than folks from the wealthier suburbs. Lots of whining from them on how hard it was...
by magdalen77
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: On a Personal Level--Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations, etc.
Replies: 1673
Views: 74621

Re: On a Personal Level--Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations, etc.

AndyinPA wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:41 pm 75 in Pennsylvania.
IDK if they're having jury trials here yet. In any case I had jury duty last year, so I'm not likely to be called and if I am I have the "served within the past 3 years" excuse.
by magdalen77
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Kamala Devi Harris's Eligibility
Topic: Joe Biden-Kamala Harris: Fact Checks
Replies: 42
Views: 1721

Re: Kamala Harris Birtherism: Fact Checks

MN-Skeptic wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:55 pm
p0rtia wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:35 pm
jemcanada wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:32 pm

I found my way here from Doc’s site years ago! ;)
:yeah:
:yeah:

Me too!
There's no more Amazon forums to find the Fogbow from. Tracy Fair was the one who told me about you all. She accused me of getting all my arguments from the Fogbow.
by magdalen77
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?
Replies: 558
Views: 19586

Re: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?

My grandkids (12yo twins) are doing virtual school this year (Fairfax County, VA). Grandson is worried that he’ll fall behind. He has a hard enough time paying attention when he’s in the classroom. Granddaughter is sad because she was looking forward to starting middle school, which she viewed as k...
by magdalen77
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?
Replies: 558
Views: 19586

Re: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?

My school district and the adjacent have decided to be totally online until at least Christmas break. Montgomery County, PA is currently at a 3.16% test positivity rate and had 260 new cases in the last 7 days (county population about 980,000). Gwinnett County, GA (population about 934,000) had 2,14...
by magdalen77
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Ronapalooza 2020
Replies: 776
Views: 27759

Re: Ronapalooza 2020

Not used to that here. We usually have a day or two of viewing and then the funeral. That has always seemed like that's enough to go through. But I do understand that things are different in different cultures and in different places around the country. Chatting with a friend today and she mentione...
by magdalen77
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Genetic Consequences of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Genetic Consequences of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

I would have thought blending such disparate genetics would create stronger more healthy offspring, leaving aside the rapes etc. The European part of the Man's ethnicity estimate is, of course, Irish. The African part is a mixture but the three largest are: Nigeria, Cameroon/Congo and Mali. Those t...
by magdalen77
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Genetic Consequences of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Genetic Consequences of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

The Man's ancestors are from South Carolina near the Georgia border. They came from somewhere in the Caribbean to Charleston and from there to the rice plantations. It was unpleasant and difficult work, but the Africans had the experience with growing rice. Free people didn't particularly like livin...
by magdalen77
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Tracking & Testing
Replies: 1080
Views: 43601

Re: Coronavirus: Tracking & Testing

BTW, what Addie posted about disaster recovery folks is absolutely true. I worked at a bunch of PEMA disaster recovery centers after various hurricanes and the like. Most of the people on those teams are in their 50s and 60s. If we have a major hurricane roll through Florida or Texas we're in deep t...
by magdalen77
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Tracking & Testing
Replies: 1080
Views: 43601

Re: Coronavirus: Tracking & Testing

I don't know why she would focus on PA. In Montgomery County our positivity rate is 3.3%. In the worst of it during April it was more like 25%. Back then though you had to have a bunch of symptoms and a referral from a doctor to get tested. Now you can get tested if you want regardless of whether yo...
by magdalen77
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: On a Personal Level--Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations, etc.
Replies: 1673
Views: 74621

Re: On a Personal Level--Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations, etc.

We haven't been out at a restaurant since very early March. It might even have been the last week of February. We went to lockdown on March 13th. I was happy at the end of June when my favorite Poke restaurant reopened. It's in the mall and reopened with it. They're doing curbside pickup and delivery.
by magdalen77
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: CHRISTOPHER BRUCE: The Mighty Spork
Replies: 2747
Views: 218840

Re: CHRISTOPHER BRUCE: The Mighty Spork

Apropos of nothing, but I did Uber-ing for 10 to 12 weeks from my retirement date until the first payment of my pension. There was a disagreement at the end of my job and I more or less got screwed out of my last two paychecks. I managed to get unemployment for a week and then I was able to Uber.* I...
by magdalen77
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Look to the governors
Replies: 534
Views: 26824

Re: Coronavirus: Look to the governors

BTW, 3 former governors, two Republican and one Democratic have come out in favor of the way both Dr. Rachel Levine (director of public health) and he have handled the coronavirus. So, though they are rare we have some same Republicans in PA.
by magdalen77
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Look to the governors
Replies: 534
Views: 26824

Re: Coronavirus: Look to the governors

IMHO he probably shouldn't have bothered giving businesses the opportunity to make their case as to why they should go from non-essential to essential. He should have known that whatever way he went the Rethugs would continue to whine. They've been wanting to open the state back up since early April...
by magdalen77
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Look to the governors
Replies: 534
Views: 26824

Re: Coronavirus: Look to the governors

They're after Governor Wolf to resign. He's pretty much been ignoring them. That asshole from Butler County, Daryl Metcalfe, drafted articles of impeachment in June along with 24 other dunderheads. They haven't passed them and now he's saying "Resign or I'll put them through". I think if he was goi...
by magdalen77
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Look to the governors
Replies: 534
Views: 26824

Re: Coronavirus: Look to the governors

They're after Governor Wolf to resign. He's pretty much been ignoring them. That asshole from Butler County, Daryl Metcalfe, drafted articles of impeachment in June along with 24 other dunderheads. They haven't passed them and now he's saying "Resign or I'll put them through". I think if he was goin...
by magdalen77
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Look to the governors
Replies: 534
Views: 26824

Re: Coronavirus: Look to the governors

Kind of good news here in Montgomery County, PA (not Texas). Our positivity rate is at 3.3%.
by magdalen77
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Look to the governors
Replies: 534
Views: 26824

Re: Coronavirus: Look to the governors

RTH10260 wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:57 pm :confused: :confused: :confused: why do I suddenly read this thread title as "Lock up the governors" :?: :confused: :doh:
Not our governor, Tom Wolf. As Andy points out, he doesn't suck. Though he's taking lots of flack from Rethugs and other Pennsyltucky maroons (as Bugs would say).
by magdalen77
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Sick or Dead by Stoopid
Replies: 358
Views: 17528

Re: Coronavirus: Sick or Dead by Stoopid

If he was in real trouble we'd help him, but he was the hard-headed one who decided to go against all advice. If he ends up having to stay in a shitty hotel for 2 weeks, well, those are the breaks. Sometimes experience is the only way to learn. I'm hoping that this is the only thing that happens and...
by magdalen77
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: On a Personal Level--Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations, etc.
Replies: 1673
Views: 74621

Re: On a Personal Level--Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations, etc.

We are pretty good on the opposite end of the state of wearing masks, too. I wonder what it's like in the "Tucky" part of the state. Washington County is very close to where I live. The first time I went there I didn't know what to expect as it's very republican. I was very relieved to see that the...
by magdalen77
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Sick or Dead by Stoopid
Replies: 358
Views: 17528

Re: Coronavirus: Sick or Dead by Stoopid

The stupid part is if they needed to go to a beach the Jersey shore is less than 50 miles away or they could have gone to one of our state parks. It wouldn't be ideal, but at least they wouldn't be somewhere that the virus is out of control.
by magdalen77
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Sick or Dead by Stoopid
Replies: 358
Views: 17528

Re: Coronavirus: Sick or Dead by Stoopid

So, the Man's 23 year old grandson decided to go down to FL for a few days with his friends because they'd been "working so hard". He still lives at home with his mother and 3 other siblings, one of whom is 5 and was premature. She looks like a perfectly healthy little girl but her lungs aren't quit...
by magdalen77
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Ronapalooza 2020
Replies: 776
Views: 27759

Re: Ronapalooza 2020

Sugar Magnolia wrote: Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Grumpy Old Guy wrote: Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:36 pm There is an apparent brown face behind him to the left. That is the extent of the "diversity.
She's probably the cleaning lady who got roped into posing with the staff.
I figured she was the delivery person from Panera

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