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Fri May 1, 2020, 03:31 PM

A heads up on what's going on in Michigan.

Mrs. Gibraltar just told me the mayor of our little hotspot has stated on his facebook page that the city will open up for business tomorrow. We have 17 dead in county. It is obvious he has told businesses that there will be no local enforcement. I just sent AG an e mail. I am afraid these scofflaws are going to make our sacrifices all in vain.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 03:41 PM

1. My friend in Georgia said that she doesn't care what the Governor/Mayor says, she's gonna

stay in lockdown...

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Fri May 1, 2020, 03:48 PM

3. That's the sensible alternative

Unfortunately, too many people are caught in a trap: If their state ends the lockdown, their employer is back into business as usual. If a worker doesn't go in, the state will call that quitting or refusing to work, and the worker isn't eligible for unemployment benefits. Mitch McConnell and his Republican pals in the Senate are busy right now trying to keep employers immune from lawsuits if they force their workers back on the job and they get real sick or die or something.

Employers are similarly caught: If they don't open back up when the state says it's okay, they will lose their eligibility for relief.

I don't know what the answer is (besides not electing Republicans to run things anymore), but maybe if a huge majority of businesses and workers opt out, states will have to ignore the yammering minority and just stay on lockdown.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Fri May 1, 2020, 06:25 PM

12. And what about parents whose kids are home?

They can't go back to work and leave a second-grader home alone trying to do online school.

A good reason to wait until school is over in June to force people back to work.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Fri May 1, 2020, 03:57 PM

6. In Georgia, same here

We're staying in lockdown until the numbers look significantly better than they do now. And even then, we'll be social distancing until there's a vaccine and/or effective treatment.

I'm boycotting any business that's rushing to reopen and failing to protect its employees, starting with my old hair salon. Screw those guys.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 03:46 PM

2. michigan death




Where in michigan are you?

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Response to pamdb (Reply #2)

Fri May 1, 2020, 03:53 PM

5. Hellsdale

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #5)

Fri May 1, 2020, 04:34 PM

10. I use to live in

Anyway Linawee next door. Bet itís about the same.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 03:53 PM

4. I predict a lot of tea bagger craziness and trumps approval to go up as the deaths go up

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 04:02 PM

7. I think that Gov knows. She is aware what happened in capital. I think her bold, clear, forceful

statement about the state staying close was her counter. Fuck, she has Trump interfering calling these vile people good people.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #7)

Fri May 1, 2020, 04:08 PM

8. I would love to see one Mayor Adam Stockford led away in irons.

The cops are part of the problem. Only state police could enforce.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 04:41 PM

11. 17 deaths for 125 confirmed cases seems like a very high %age of deaths.

First was on 3/30, a month ago.

11 were in one cluster.

What's really at question is how the remaining 5 deaths patterned--a cluster or distributed, recent or not.

That, and how the cases pattern in space and time. If the cases were all IDed in one area, or a month ago, that's once thing; if widely distributed last week, quite another.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:09 PM

13. I'm in East TN - and SO FAR people have been pretty sensible here, once the Great Smoky

National Park was closed - but I read that Doofus was going to reopen the parks, and I fear my little town in the Smokies will be bombarded soon.

May the people have better sense - for both our sakes...

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #13)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:16 PM

14. Sentiment runs against the Toe Taggers. But they are the same irrational Trumpers.

That was an ugly scene at Lansing yesterday. My fear is that all we've sacrificed will be for nothing if they start things up too soon.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 09:40 PM

15. K&R

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Response to gibraltar72 (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 11:42 PM

16. I've already told my boss I will be mainly work from home for the foreseeable future.

If they donít like it, lay me off...my health is more important than a replaceable job.

Gov Whitmer should send the NG into Hillsdale.

Itís all fun and games for these MAGAts until the black helicopters show up.

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