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BamaFan334

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The economy will come back like gang busters....but a year away....
And student debt...forgiven.....why?
Just make payments delayed for 6 months....

I was simply saying there are better uses for that money and stimulating the economy. No one wants to buy a house or a killer car more than a graduated person or young adults between 25-35. Think of how many vacations and trips more would take if you take away their student loans. That's all I was eluding too.
 

50+yeartidefan

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Correct, any benefit would be delayed and gradual. If you were to forgive $50 billion in debt, the only direct injection into the economy would be the relief from monthly payments. For example, if that $50 billion was to contractually pay over 20 years at an average rate of five percent, for example, the collective monthly payment would be about $328.6 million a month. Over the course of a year, that would be about $4 billion in payments that would not need to be made, a far cry from a $50 billion direct intervention. The "cash" from forgiveness would either reduce Sallie Mae's ledger or real cash would go to private lenders.

RTR,

Tim
Tim...you and @TerryP have been in bars together......figuring ur metrics....and cash flow...this is evidence
 

bcracker

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This is from a medical friend of mine:

Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell....

It has to do with RNA sequencing.... I.e. genetics.

Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways...through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.

Novel viruses, come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans... then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.
Now.... sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human... once that happens..we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, thats what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be..

H1N1 was deadly....but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too. Fast forward.

Now, here comes this Coronavirus... it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long...but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person... But here is the scary part.... in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery”

This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity...doctors have no known medicines for it.

And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs..

That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza.... this one is SERIOUSLY slippery. And it’s a lung eater... And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L....which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine.

We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu.

Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed...(honestly...I understand him so much better now). Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation...

And let me end by saying....right now it’s hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next.
#flattenthecurve. Stay home folks... and share this to those that just are not catching on."
 

rocknthefreeworld

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Been 100% remote since 2018 (75% for about 10 years before that). Folks always talking about how it must be nice may finally be finding out what I have been saying for years. The struggle in it is splitting home from work. It's really easy for everyone to get the idea that you work from home so you are always available for everything. Wife asks for things during the work day that could wait until you finished work. Work asks for things after hours that could wait until the next day. And you sit in the middle feeling bad for telling either one no.
 

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A bit off topic.

Went for a quick hike behind the house today. Roughly 4500' in elevation. The peak behind me in the picture is another 1000' higher.

Looks like we ran up on a moose, there was some fresh tracks of a moose running through the snow. That would have been a treat to see. Too much snow to find any sheds at the moment. There is roughly 12"-18" of snow on the ground.

A few places I was waist deep.

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rocknthefreeworld

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Don't freak about an increase in confirmed cases over the next week, even if it is larger than you would think. Testing is still very limited, with people who have symptoms being sent home without testing. That should correct in the next week or so and we will see a huge jump in confirmed cases. Not unexpected at all and not indicative of an actual increase in infections themselves, just an increase in those tested and confirmed. The numbers over the next 2 weeks are more a baseline for the 2-3 weeks after that. That being said, stay home as much as possible. If you thought about losing weight, it is a good time to start working on better portion control so you don't have to go out to the store for food as often (and the fact that a lot of stuff has been hoarded and will take a while to restock means it may not even be there if you do go soon). A little planning goes a long way right now.
 

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