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NeuralStunner wrote:I'd rather things to get back to right.
To get back to right, they'd have had to have been right at some point. ;)
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I probably wasn't born yet at that point, but it must've happened somewhere, right? :P
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Not in any history books I've read. :lol: :shock: :?
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Maybe "back" is the wrong direction. If we want it to be right, we need to go forward, and more importantly THROUGH, don't we? :mrgreen:
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Actually, yes, in all seriousness, we don't need to go back to anything - we need to go forward (and through) to better.
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NeuralStunner wrote:
lizardcommando wrote:back to normal
As I've both seen said a number of times and thought myself: We don't want normal. Normal sucked. It's why things are as bad as they are. I'd rather things to get back to right.

... But I'll be surprised if things don't go back to something strongly resembling the way they were before. Humans are stubborn creatures. :nope:
Ok, maybe not exactly back to normal. Like what Enjay and Wildweasel said, a step forward is the better option. I think the real question is whether or not the majority is willing to take that step forward.
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Well we have psychopaths inciting extremely unsafe protests and causing governors to open their states too soon. In a week, the chickens will come home to roost on this one - and it ain't gonna be pretty. And of course they'll find a way to blame "lefties" - because that's literally all they ever do every time they are the ones who fuck up.
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Didn't this very thing happen a century ago, too? During the Spanish Flu pandemic?
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It's so predictable that it's like a song. After you've heard the first verse, you know what the melody is going to be to the end.
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Project Dark Fox wrote:Didn't this very thing happen a century ago, too? During the Spanish Flu pandemic?

Yeah, spread throughout the world by the US military because the government ignored all professional advice and threw caution out of the window, because fighting a war was more important than containing a deadly disease, so they shipped infected soldiers all around the world.
American stupidity surely is a constant here. Of course this time it looks like the US will take the brunt of their leaders' stupidity themselves.
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Indeed, and "Spanish flu" is actually a misnomer. It became associated with Spain because it was neutral and therefore the warring countries were free to report the effects in Spain, but not at home. Exactly how/where it started isn't certain, but it almost certainly wasn't Spain.
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Enjay wrote:Indeed, and "Spanish flu" is actually a misnomer. It became associated with Spain because it was neutral and therefore the warring countries were free to report the effects in Spain, but not at home. Exactly how/where it started isn't certain, but it almost certainly wasn't Spain.
And this is one of the many reasons why the WHO guidelines now forbid researchers from naming infectious diseases after locations. So if you catch anybody referring to this thing as the "China virus," do the world a favor and slap them*.

* (Preferably with a rubber glove affixed to a long broom handle - gotta keep that distance. :mrgreen: )
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The end of tying healthcare to employment and a $15/hr minimal wage.
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Considering the blank checks corporations are getting right now, I think it should be $45/hr minimum wage from this point forward, plus a requirement that from this point forward minimum wage adjusts for inflation. Yes, they can definitely afford it. I don't want to hear multi-billion or trillion dollar CEO's make the excuse that's too much. Compared to their salaries, that's pennies to them.

This should apply only to bigger corporations in my opinion, though, and it's more of a desperately needed way to cut them down to size a bit, or at least rise the tide to lift all boats instead of just their's.

If they don't want to do that then they should return the bailouts and the tax cuts they've been getting in droves lately.
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I'm disgusted that the state I live in has had a hand in setting a precedent to force polling areas to stay open around the US. Wisconsin sucks.

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