Dear KAG!: 20200319 Open Thread

 This Night before Daughn Thursday 20200319 Open Thread is Open – VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA / KAG! / KMAG world (KMAG being a bit of both MAGA and KAG! You can say what you want, comment on what other people said, and so on.

Free Speech is practiced here. ENJOY IT. Use it or lose it.

However, we have a new policy. Starting 20191110. Keep it SOMEWHAT civil. We have a new board – actually a new SITE – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation. NOT HERE. This board will remain a REFUGE for those who need civility, either some or all of the time.

They tried to FORCE fake Orwellian civility on us. In response, we CHOOSE true civility to defend our precious FREEDOM from THEM. Our rules began with the civility of the Old Treehouse, later to become the Wolverinian Empire, and one might say that we have RESTORED THE OLD REPUBLIC – the early high-interaction model of the Treehouse – except of course that Q discussion is not only allowed but encouraged, and speech is considerably freer in other ways. Please feel free to argue and disagree with the board owner, as nicely as possible.

Please also consider the Important Guidelines, outlined here in the January 1st open thread. Let’s not give the odious Internet Censors a reason to shut down this precious haven.

SPEAK THE FIVE WORDS BOLDLY TO OUR PRESIDENT! “I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!“



Tough week so far for all of us and a good time to reflect how good life is in the USA. Look at the challenges we’ve faced and overcame them. Now we have a new battle to be won and it’s easy to see this is going to be tough, so we must stick together and fight the good fight.

July 4th 2019 President Trump told our nation.

“What a great country!” declared the president. “For Americans nothing is impossible. Ours is the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.”

American exceptionalism? More like American Spirit!


Be Strong and stay Safe. Your family and friends need you❤


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Deplorable Patriot

Here we go, video that shows no other flag but Stars and Stripes on the dais. That has to mean something.

gil00

Ive missed this new notable. When/where did this start? And exactly what has been removed vs remain?

Deplorable Patriot

Yesterday. The UN flag and the presidential seal flag and sign at the front of the podium are both gone. Stars and Stripes has no fringe, and the tassel ropes are red, white and blue. There’s significance in this.

gil00

Everything is always significant! I wonder if anyone has done a breakdown of each difference? I didnt realize we had a UN flag. That can be used as tp. But the tassels and fringe? Maybe getting back to core values?

Deplorable Patriot

I think more like restoring the Republic the way it is supposed to be.

Sadie Slays

The American flag still has the gold fringe. You can see it at the very beginning of the full video.

singularzoe

I had missed it, too, Gill. Had no idea the U.N. flag was ever there. I wonder how long it was displayed. I imagine under at least the Bush’s and Clinton. But regarding fringes, Etc., I think it relates to whether we are under common law or, I think maritime or marine law, just talking off top of my head, but maybe someone would research this. Anyway, I think Trump is taking us back to our founding. Yay.

singularzoe

Wonder if someone would look at today’s picture of Pence and see if the changes are the same. Someone told me he still has the U.N. flag, which if so is Very disappointing to me.

MAGA Mom

The other flag that was previously on stage was not a UN flag. It as the flag of the Presidential Seal. That and the sign on the podium have been changed because so many others are speaking and holding the press conference that it was against decorum for them to speak with those symbols present. Remember that POTUS left the room after a few minutes for a number of the press conferences. There has been No UN flag on stage for any of the press conferences. That is all there is to it.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

THANK you for looking into this bullshit too many are repeating uncritically.
The UN flag is a very light blue color, clearly not a match for whatever was there before, which, I was pretty sure, was the presidential seal.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Bravo Sierra.
Here’s the UN flag:comment image?s=bffc01c143d76746ceffa1bef3a56aa187bb725d
It’s not even remotely the same color as the flag that was removed–which was the flag of the President.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Let me try again:comment image

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Aaah forget it.

Nor'easter

Lemme try…comment image

Nor'easter

One mo’ time…comment image

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Ahh. Thank you.

Nor'easter

Anytime Steve !

singularzoe

Welll, thank you, anyhow, for the info, Steve in CO., and also Magamom. I am very relieved.

Deplorable Patriot

THe SEAL of the President. And it was there prior.
But, still the SEAL is gone, too.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Yes, and one of the people replying upthread had a perfectly sensible explanation for all of this.

Alison

Does the virus affect the blood??

duchess01

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-what-happens-to-the-body-after-contracting-the-coronavirus#Heart-and-blood-vessels
Heart and blood vessels
Evans says COVID-19 can also affect the heart and blood vessels. This may show up as irregular heart rhythms, not enough blood getting to the tissues, or blood pressure low enough that it requires medications.
So far, though, there’s no indicationTrusted Source that the virus directly damages the heart.

Alison

Thanks, Duchess. I meant do they have to test DONATED blood for virus like they do for HIV. I missed the Presser, but read the Ores asked for blood donations. Aren’t they concerned about the virus being carried in the blood of those infected??

duchess01

It was my understanding they were taking the blood of those infected and recovered – to extract plasma for vaccine research – not really sure.
As far as donated blood – that is scary – if they do not have a fever or any symptoms – they could still be a carrier – would think they must test them before they can donate blood – this bothers me.

As far as I understand, you get the virus, your immune system conquers it and it’s gone. It does not linger like HIV. They can extract the winning components of the cured person’s blood and inject into others who are sick to boost their fighting capability and hopefully win and win sooner.

Alison

So Trump was specifically asking for recovered China Virus folks to donate their blood for a specific purpose?
Only blurb I can find says he just asked folks to keep donating to blood banks 🤷‍♀️
I’ll keep looking -eventually there’ll be a tape of him, rather than inaccurate reporting!

duchess01

Both are true There’s a push for wide spread blood donation as donations have fallen off.
POTUS specifically mentioned today donation of blood from recovered patients for use as a possible therapy to treat virus.

That makes sense, BFLY! They were talking about plasma – and I has interrupted – thanks for explaining.

duchess01

Al, I am so confused – shouldn’t they test you before you donate blood? Separating people while they are donating – is what the SG said – but, why – are carriers donating blood?
Here is something I found – it has instructions for those who are considering donating to get a free corona test – hope it helps answer your question…
https://hoax-alert.leadstories.com/3471831-Fact-Check-Donating-Plasma-Or-Blood-is-NOT-Free-Testing-For-The-Coronavirus.html

Alison

Thanks. I’m gonna wait till I see replay of this morning’s presser.

Alison

SD has the presser video up. I’ll watch it.

duchess01

Thanks, Al – please let us know what you find – appreciate it – too many are reporting false information.

Alison

Ok, it is both –
The President said they’ll be working with recovered patients to donate blood that they can distill (my word) down to use in other virus patients. I forget all the technical words, but it is designed to help them recover.
The Surgeon General asked the general population – especially youngers – to donate blood at existing centers now. They will screen for virus, but said it’s not like HIV. Again, I don’t know all the technical parts. Said to call blood centers first to ask q’s and make appts.

duchess01

It is difficult to extrapolate what we need to know from what is said – I guess to get more specific – we need “to call the blood centers to ask questions and make appointments” – as you said.
BFLY explained the ‘plasma’ thing quite well below – so I understand that part – see below or above –

Alison
duchess01

Thanks, Al!!!

Barb Meier

WebMD explains the blood donation process and says a small sample of blood is taken and tested before you donate at the time when they take your blood pressure and temperature. They already have gone through your health profile with you.

duchess01

Good to know – Thanks, Barb!

Volgarian8301

Deplorable Patriot

He’s one of the better ones out there. I hope he recovers.

Dora

Yes, there’s actually a St. Corona! And her remains are in Northern Italy
Corona was only 16, and gave her life to comfort a fellow Christian.
Right in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic is the city of Anzu, Italy. There is a basilica in Anzu where the relics of St. Victor and St. Corona have been preserved since the 9th century. The word Corona is Latin for crown. Ironically, St. Corona is considered as one of the patron saints of pandemics.*
https://aleteia.org/2020/03/14/yes-theres-actually-a-st-corona-and-shes-buried-in-the-middle-of-the-pandemic/

Deplorable Patriot

St. Roch, actually, as it turns out is the epidemic guy. Epidemics and dogs. Imagine that.
He holds a special place in this house.
But, still, St. Corona IS real.

ForGodandCountry

Tiwiiter deleted the tweet.

Dora

Whenever I see an Edward Hopper painting, the word ‘lonely’ comes immediately to mind.

GA/FL

Edward Hopper, the Painter Prophet of Social Distancing!

Alison

Solitude is not the same as lonely. I spend the majority of my time like the people on Hopper’s photos. I am almost always alone, but very rarely lonely. I could write volumes on how one’s experience varies when experiencing something alone vs. with another person. Not better or worse, just very different.
Edward Hopper is a gem. Thanks for posting these, Dora !

phoenixrising37

we must be twins…!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harry Lime

I’m with you on that, Dora. Most of the time I feel the more lonely when in the company of other people…depending on the person/people of course.
On social distancing…they already accomplished that for most of the population with the arrival of cell phones and social media. Brain chips are their next ‘big step forward’.

singularzoe

Harry, I am afraid you are right, and they may put an identifying chip in a vaccine. There is a web site, I think it is id2020.org I think Microsoft is behind it, have not yet looked to see who is on Board of Directors.

Harry Lime

It’s frightening to think about, Zoe. Many of the big tech whack jobs are pushing this type of technology. I feel bad for future generations that are going to have to deal with this new nightmare.

Harry Lime

I meant to say…I’m with you on that, Alison.
And thank you, Dora, for posting the Hopper paintings, I’ve always been fond of his work…and they do connect with what many are dealing with right now.

Sue Mcdonald

I enjoy my solitude. But I am never lonely. I spend most days alone reading ,researching different topics,learning about all the things I couldn’t get to while busy raising a family. When my clan comes home from working all day I feel refreshed from the beauty of solitude.

Dora

patfrederick

looks like a great Garden Party!

kea
Deplorable Patriot

💥❤💘

Alison
Sadie Slays

They’ll claim it’s to “stop the pandemic!” but what they really want is a way to force vaccinations.
“The database shows that you’re not vaccinated, so we can’t hire you.”

Alison

Yes, we will never be free of govt surveillance and intrusion again. This is not President Trump’s fault. It has been a long time coming from many points of attack.

Dora

churchmouse

Actually, it was 1968: the Hong Kong flu, which really WAS a pandemic, ending in 1969.
It killed 1 million people worldwide.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_flu_pandemic

Alison

rayzorbak

Bayer makes the Chloroquine drug

gil00

They still make most of their vitamins etc in the US.

Dora

phoenixrising37

Question: Is coronavirus the REAL reason Nanzi held on to the “Articles of Impeachment” before sending them to the Senate? Was she using shampeachment to take any focus from the outbreak in China? That’s worse than treason, that’s worthy of (have to be careful what words I use for punishment… y’all get my drift, doncha?)

Stephen McIntyre@ClimateAudit
the period Jan 15 to Feb 5 was a critical period in which US govt responses are asserted by many to have been inadequate and shortsighted. A reminder that US congress was then engaged in Trump’s impeachment trial and was uninterested in coronavirus.

churchmouse

Possibly, but, for most of that time in the UK we were focussed on ‘leaving’ (I use the term advisedly) the EU on January 31 to begin the transition period to a full Brexit.
Coronavirus wasn’t that big a deal at that time for either of our nations.

phoenixrising37

WHOA! Now that’s a “byotch slap” … wish I had a medal to give Candace!
Candace Owens@RealCandaceO
·
Mar 18
Thinking of all the families separated, by you sleeping with their husbands, and using your campaign funds to do it.
Quote Tweet
Ilhan Omar@IlhanMN
· Mar 17
Thinking of all the families separated forcefully by your father’s policies today.
Share your ideas on how you plan to unite them. #TogetherApart

phoenixrising37

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/schiff-lawyers-claim-sovereign-immunity-lawsuit-over-doxing-gop-phone-records
“Sovereign Immunity”??????????? What the heck is that pencilneck???
FTA:
…”Schiff’s new court filing to try to avoid disclosing his abusive subpoenas of confidential phone records suggests he and Congress can secretly subpoena and publish the phone records of any American with zero accountability under law to the people,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, adding “Speaker Pelosi and every House member should be asked if they agree that they are above the law and can spy on any American.”

Gail Combs

Sovereign Immunity:
You can not sue the government WITHOUT the permission of the government.
WIKI
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_immunity_in_the_United_States
“In United States law, the federal government as well as state and tribal governments generally enjoy sovereign immunity, also known as governmental immunity, from lawsuits.[1] Local governments in most jurisdictions enjoy immunity from some forms of suit, particularly in tort. ….”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleventh_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
On the other hand there is ‘Deprivation of Rights Under the Color of the Law’
https://www.justice.gov/crt/deprivation-rights-under-color-law

phoenixrising37

Thank you Gail…

gil00

Had to go into Walmart supercenter to get kiddo a haircut. Just missed the very long line for tp and paper towels…all gone. Limiting milk, meat, paper etc. They are restocking items as they come in. Dairy is really empty, but they had some.
I almost got in trouble for milk. I bought 2 half gallons, one lactose free, and I was going to be denied but she said I could gave it for medical reasons, which is the point of it.
Like ralphs the quick cook foods were spare. People dont cook! But there was zero flour.
I bought kiddo some crafts for spring break and ended up getting a caje mix and can of frosting so he can have a baking day.
No one acting crazy but lots of masks and peopke walking around with hoods on. Way to go to make yourself look like a hoodlum.
I had a Department manager tell me they spoke with corporate last night. ALL THE RESTOCK IS THERE IN OTHER STATES. They have EVERYTHING. They do not have enough drivers or trucks.
Anyone out of a job should IMMEDIATELY get a commercial license.
In the meantime, everyone should stop buying cases of food like its the zimbie apocalypse.

para59r

One of the things driving shortages, are these mayors and governors shutting down restaurants and cafeterias. Right or not it has a serious impact as it puts a huge strain on the system to take away that many meals that get supported through another distribution system that now goes unused while adding support to those meals too an already overburdened system already trying to satisfy panic buying.

cthulhu

Truckers are complaining that they’re supposed to be hauling this stuff across several states and (1) all the rest stops are closed along the way — sometimes with porta-potties and sometimes just closed; and (2) when they get their load of toilet paper to its destination, the people at the warehouse aren’t letting them in to use their bathrooms.

phoenixrising37

crying chuckie is having a hissy fit………………………….. using up all the oxygen in the Senate chambers…
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/next-stimulus-deal-include-rapid-injection-cash-small-businesses
FTA:

The next stimulus deal will include targeted lending for certain industries, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called a “rapid injection of cash” for small businesses, according to Bloomberg.
During opening floor comments on Thursday, McConnell said that the Senate is looking to quickly draft and pass legislation that will provide swift relief to businesses and individuals struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, as businesses, schools and airports have become virtual ghost towns.
The GOP stimulus proposal will call for direct payments to middle-income individuals and families — the centerpiece of Trump’s $1 trillion stimulus plan — as well as $250 billion to $300 billion in relief for small businesses, tens of billions of dollars in loans for the airline industry and an array of health measures, according to lawmakers familiar with the talks.
Senate Republicans say the direct payments will be modeled on the rebates sent out by the George W. Bush administration in 2008 to mitigate the effect of the financial crisis, payments that were phased out for individuals with income exceeding $75,000 and joint income more than $150,000. -The Hill

Alison

Whatever My Hub and I get out of these relief checks, we’ll figure out a way to give the money away to someone whose job is “on hold”. All the local restaurants, barber shops, etc. that we frequent – I don’t know how to directly reach the line employees but we’ll figure it out. I really don’t want to donate through organizations, although our local food bank would be as close to grass roots as it gets.
My heart just aches for all those who live paycheck to paycheck and were earning an honest living who have been felled by this. Please, please continue to order takeout as often as you can to help keep restaurants and employees afloat. They run on such thin margins, even in the best of times.
God Bless our grocery clerks, retail salesmen, hotel cleaners, and on and on. All those people we take for granted and now become even more invisible as businesses shut down. Pray for therapies to work quickly and relief funding to help bridge the abyss.

phoenixrising37

I’m not inclined to eat take-out at this time… how do I know the peeps in the kitchen are virus free? If restaurants were open I don’t think many would go out to eat. Even now, with those in my household well, we wipe down everything we touch in the kitchen.
My heart goes out to those who work in the food industry.

Alison

I understand, Phoenix. I don’t view doing takeout as any riskier than shopping at grocery store considering how many people/handlers come & go via distribution, prep, and purchasing. We limit our takeout to the places we eat regularly, and know their cleaning practices in both kitchens & bathrooms.
I’m not asking anyone to take risks that alarm them.

phoenixrising37

I realize you are not asking anyone to take risks. I’ve thought about the fresh food and I wash everything I can. I’ve had pneumonia 4/5 times, bronchitis, etc. Simply can’t risk this virus.

Alison

No kidding! You were so wise to do what you did when grandson was sick. People taking individual responsibility – we are being taught how again after years of social whining manipulation.

singularzoe

Well, if they model it after 2008, I won’t get any—hard for those retired on small fixed incomes.

singularzoe

I personally wasn’t so affected by tarp in 2008, but This affects everyone.

MAGA Mom

I am not at all trying to be rude, just seriously curious. Outside of stock market falling, how does this cost retirees additional/extra money? If your income is set and continues at the same pace (unless affected by the stock market) then how does the shut down cost retirees/how is it a financial burden?
As long as job stays the same we figure we are saving money – saving on drying cleaning for husband, doing our haircuts at home (no one sees if I am a little off doing husband’s and son’s hair since we aren’t going anywhere anyway!), saving gas on all of the places we aren’t going, saving impulse buys at Whole Foods (snack bars, beverages, coffees) and a few other savings.
We live simply so the biggest savings is probably gas and dry cleaning. However, for many who eat out, get their nails done, shop retail, go to movies, etc., this has to save on the spending money!
As long as one’s income is not affected seems like we are saving money.

Alison

Interesting … I have jet-setting, anti-US, 20-something indoctrinated nieces who are now stuck & frightened in places like Peru, London, & Bangkok who suddenly want to “come home to USA”. I wonder why 🤷‍♀️

Alison

This is really fishy. What is behind these sudden comments by several rabid haters – politicians and media folks? The rapid “we’re all in it” doesn’t ring true.

phoenixrising37

Perhaps they’re beginning to believe their internal polls…
Americans are very unhappy with them.

Volgarian8301

What’s in those bills?????
Remember the one Tucker was talking about just a few weeks ago that was meant to be worse than the GND?? She was one of the sponsors of that

Alison

Ugh 🤬

Deplorable Patriot
Dora

kea

LOL Hollywood is an idiot. Yes this will help. Singing.

Katie

These so called ‘beautiful people’ can’t be bothered to wash their face and comb their hair?
Just when I think they couldn’t get more useless to society…

MAGA Mom

I am not a beauty but I do the best I can with what I’ve got. If these the “beautiful” people I am used to seeing on video/media then they owe a big thank you to their make up artists!

kea

My Mom said the same thing

phoenixrising37

I placed an * so that the tweet won’t post… remove * to hear and see Oprah talking about abuse of children…
Unbelievable!
*https://twitter.com/Anon_decoder/status/1240604683909181440?s=20

singingsoul1

I am so proud of my son he has been chosen for an essential Corona19 task force to help find a solution. He will be working with DNA aspect. So he is going to work instead working from home. He had no idea when they told him to closed his research 24 hours ago that this was going to happen.
I pray the team finds a solution.

Alison

Proud Mom 💖💖💖 Keep us posted on info allowed public. Great to have another informed Treeper!

singingsoul1

Thank you!

MAGA Mom

We are all pulling for him and praying for him and the rest who are searching for answers.

phoenixrising37

God bless you and your son SingingSoul… adding my prayers to yours…

singingsoul1

Thank you!

Alison

Linda

I remember POTUS yesterday talking about easier China Virus test kits coming out. I just saw this article today. Very interesting.
Coronavirus home test kits are coming out Monday: Here’s how to get one, how much it will cost
https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/03/coronavirus-home-test-kits-are-coming-out-monday-heres-how-to-get-one-how-much-it-will-cost.html
The test kits are going to be offered at:
https://www.everlywell.com

Deplorable Patriot

Real of photoshop, doesn’t matter.

ForGodandCountry

LOL

Barb Meier

Today I stayed home and spoke with a friend (at a distance) outside at his nursery. He knows a lady who with her husband and kids are working as international teachers in Vietnam. Someone needs to look into what has been and is going on in that country. If I understood the story, Vietnam may have known about this virus longer and they may have things locked down fairly tight. Facemasks required, etc. She is scared to try and come home because of going through different countries and the potential of losing her kids along the way. I also picked up groceries and it was quiet. People mostly staying apart, older, a small-town area so not as much traffic. I was able to get my favorite bread (wheat), milk, sodas, sliced ham, brownies, cherry turnovers, and both distilled and spring water. My well water has a LOT of iron so we stopped drinking it though we could. It looked like the paper towel/TP aisle was mostly bare with a couple of packages of TP. I didn’t cruise the aisle since I did not need either. I was able to get gas and cash at a 7-11 ATM inside. There were fewer than 10 people inside and probably most often are. That could be exceeded on weekends. Dominos has a special 50% off on pizza so I got one of those and paid in advance. Small town… they let me come inside to pick it up. I did not dawdle and there was a man who picked up his order and stopped to talk for a minute with staff. I think I will probably stay home again tomorrow. Where I work they cut the staff to one third on Wednesday and I was there. It is very strange and the work level for me dropped off dramatically. I don’t want to get paid for waiting but won’t get paid once my PTO and year’s floating holidays are used up. Still no guidance for mil contractors like me. Perhaps others have more or different guidance. Perhaps they think this will resolve fairly soon so changing contracts to cover this may be too difficult. Also, the people who would modify contracts were probably all sent home. Dog and I remain fine. We are blessed. Keeping my eyes on God here. Take care everyone!

phoenixrising37

Stay well Barb…………….. God bless you.

gil00

Crud.
I just got a non-notice notice that my kiddo will be homeschooled the rest of the year. They didnt even say they will be closed, just sneakily puts dates in to pick up homework every 2 weeks through the end of school.
They are giving an option of google classroom in addition to the bookwork.
Does anyone have familiarity with google classroom?

Deplorable Patriot

I talked to family in Florida today. My 10 year old nephew’s class had an online meeting…it sounds like it was quite a bit out of control.
Remote learning sounds great, and for some things, it’s fine, but a virtual classroom with kids just learning social skills of adults is not one of them.
Best of luck to you and kiddo.

gil00

Yes, I dont have to use it. Im wondering if I dont, will the teachers make any effort to communicate with him? And I dont have any supplies for p.e. or the paint, etc in art class.
I am grateful I am home with him and only have 1.

phoenixrising37

It will all work all Gil… “The Best is Yet to Come” says our POTUS…
Good luck.

gil00

Ty.

thinkthinkthink

Kids don’t admit it, but they love having stories told to them. Both stories from your life and other stories. Bible stories. Stories about other eras.
Also they interact with art more than you’d realize. You can go online and find paintings to look at, discuss, try to draw etc. And you can taylor stories to supplement school materials too.
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/in-the-arms-of-his-love-greg-olsen.htmlcomment image

gil00

He really loves art. Hes good at math and adores his art teacher. They had just started on jackson Pollock’s work. We were going to go to a few art museums on vacay. Oh well. Ill check online for tutorials. Thank you.

thinkthinkthink

Maybe you could look at sites like lumosity.com … I had an account for many years. Good brain training games for everything from math to spacial orientation. Finally dropped subscription due to time limitations.

cthulhu

I recently read an article about MANY art museums having online virtual tours, some in Google Street View. I’m currently in a messy computer upgrade, so I can’t just dredge it out of browser history, but you might try searching it. I vaguely recall that the Uffizi was one of the museums.
Another thing we did with our goddaughter when we got to the Mighty Met right before closing is dashed from room to room going, “Spanish!” or “Italian!” or “Dutch!” — the idea being to identify the zeitgeist and follow it up with why the room felt like it was that (and, of course, whether it was correctly identified). Sure, it reinforces stereotypes — “Velazquez — because dwarves!” — but it also helps train cultural recognition.

gil00

Virtual tours thats good.

kea

I read that a few art museums have virtual tours online. Might be good to check out

kalbokalbs

Rambling…something may be useful.
PE. No idea what guidance grewsome has set. And, no idea the setting your home is. Maybe first place to start is ask Kiddo what he does for PE. Modify as needed.
NV, we can go outside to exercise. No interacting with friends, neighbors… Can’t see anyone trying to enforce it in the podunk area I live. While the weather has still been rather crappy here, I am still getting a two mile walk or two in each day. Fall back is dreaded treadmill. Two 12 yo Grandsons here either do treadmill 30 minutes or outside bike, skateboard 30 minutes. NO interacting with friends. They are monitored.
To my amazement, two Grandkids in Texas when I visited in Dec enjoyed chalk on the driveway. Harmless as it washes or wears away in no time. Made counting games with chalk, hop scotch (they were impressed I could do it), tic-tac-toe, they made funny drawings, even wrote some sentences. Maybe a spelling bee with rewards? Short races where I gave them a head start and “try” to catch them. A small lake where I managed to get the seven year old boy to skip rocks. Four year old girl never got the hang of it…but had lots of fun. We rode bikes, skateboards, big wheels…

gil00

I think he can do most of that. We have a small creek to walk to, so thats possible.

mollypitcher5

Oh gosh, I bet my daughter will get that non notice too. She was all perturbed today because one of the partners in her law firm (dtr is a paralegal) was yacking about her “new normal”..got both her kids new chrome books so the nanny can help with school work . She asked what Dtr’s plan was…well it sure can’t include new laptops and a nanny. Rich people can be so tone deaf.

gil00

I think ive experienced that more than once. I got a chromebook for me last Christmas so we can use it if the Google classroom isnt a mess like DP mentioned.
The isolation and inability to go do anything will kick in with kids after a couple weeks.
We cant live in cages. We cant live in govt mandated safe spaces indefinitely. 3 months is beyond the pale.

mollypitcher5

lol agree. 3 months is a looong time. They usurped so much of parental input and rights regarding our kids and now it’s dumped in people’s laps, many whom have no clue or discipline to home school.
I predict disaster on a large scale eyeore that I am.

cthulhu

How old is the kiddo?

gil00

6.5

para59r

This is a tutorial for teachers to set up and run a classroom. It can give you an idea of how involved it might be.

Also did several on line courses about 15yrs ago. Very similar to what your seeing in the tutorial. On line courses can be very demanding. Example Assignment for Class is normal. Read chap XX Do questions 2,6,8 at end of chapter, or odd, and or take part in student discussion post this or that topic posted by teacher or write 200 to 500 word essay.
In most class rooms, teachers skip the exercises at the end of a chapter or cover a few in class or as homework. On line their is less forgiveness and more reliance on these and as such class is much more demanding for student which can be a good thing if it’s in balance with the students full load.

Deplorable Patriot

Really…well this is interesting.

The world economy is collapsing because of the terror and mounting death toll caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. But the anti-malarial drug chloroquine is effective both as a prophylactic and treatment for the virus – and the medical establishment has known about this since at least the SARS coronavirus outbreak in 2005. What the hell is going on?

para59r

Interesting. You’d think Dr Fauci would of known about this. Who knows, it may of come up in discussion and he squashed it or explained why no? Personally I think the guys a bit squirrely. BTW I didn’t notice him at today’s brief but that doesn’t mean anything.

para59r

From the same story.

Meanwhile re-posting this old vid tweet called the Wuhan Shake from 29 Feb.
The vid acted as a celebratory PSA of sorts demonstrating how to beat the viurs by not coming in contact with anyone because you don’t know if they have the virus or not. Most everyone got that. But it seems what has slipped past everyone is they all wear masks for obviously the same reason, that being so they can not pass the virus off to anyone else. Masks are not for their protection, its for everyone’s protection thus the level of mask is not important and any face covering would be an improvement over no face covering. That CDC has not recommended this for infected areas seems also criminal to me. You don’t even need a surgical type mask to limit spread, a simple kerchief like cowboys wear would greatly limit the 6 foot spread zone. Yet CDC won’t make the recommendation knowing that to conduct commerce any where you will have to break the 6 foot social distancing rule almost constantly.
https://twitter.com/TheSpeaker2018/status/1233798724167487490?s=20

churchmouse

Haven’t heard any mention of Chloroquine/Hydroxychloroquine in the UK via official channels, only on the Q Tree posts.
I have been watching the government’s daily updates, too.
Cue suspicious cat …

singularzoe

Just hope and pray the Lord takes me home before this happens, but His will be done.

MAGA Mom

Zoe – stay strong! Not sure what your comment is in reply to but we will come out of this stronger than we went into it…as individuals, communities and as a country!

phoenixrising37

Amen MAGA Mom………………..

Deplorable Patriot

Is he kidding?

phoenixrising37

Dep Pat, he’s claiming ‘Sovereign’ Immunity, whatever that is…………… I posted on it this morning… here’s link to article in zeroHedge…
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/schiff-lawyers-claim-sovereign-immunity-lawsuit-over-doxing-gop-phone-records

phoenixrising37

Thanks for the link… checked it out quickly, seems to be about suits involving foreign countries.
I don’t think Pencilneck has a case here… hope the Court throws it out.

Volgarian8301

I just scanned it too, but there’s wording in there about government immunity to court cases….

duchess01

A Look Into Donald Trump’s History With The WWE

Volgarian8301

Seems Burr wasn’t the only one trading on the stock market…..
https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/1240802700171849731?s=20

Volgarian8301

Houston, come in Houston. We have a problem…..
When Loeffler assumed office she immediately became the wealthiest member of Congress. The Atlanta businesswoman, whose husband is the chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, is worth an estimated $500 million.

phoenixrising37

Isn’t Doug Collins running against her in Nov for the Senate seat? GA Gov Kemp made a huge mistake giving the seat to her. Wonder how much she paid for it?

Volgarian8301

That’s the one….Doug Collins would have beat her anyway, but this puts a big red bow on it for him.
There’s gonna be a lot of flack though between her and Burr both doing this stupid $#!t

phoenixrising37

Agree… I did a lot of diggin’ on Burr when we were all still OT… SD did quite a few articles on him and his crooked ways…

MAGA Mom

Hearing more and more about this bill:
EARN IT Act
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s3398
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3398/cosponsors?searchResultViewType=expanded&KWICView=false
I can’t find a similar bill working its way through the House. Look forward to comments from you all on this one

phoenixrising37

thanks for the headsup MAGA Mom

phoenixrising37

Senate Cloakroom@SenateCloakroom
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Leader McConnell has introduced S.3548, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Phase III), to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

kalbokalbs

Amazing. All of the ChiCom-19 crap going on, and we hear nothing from Nervous Nanzi, Schitty, NoNAds, Low IQ MadMAx, Green…D-Rats in general.
Clearly D-Rats are NOT working for America.

Teagan

Okay, I have a question for California residents. Is the 50 gallon a day rule still in effect? Or, did it ever actually go into effect? I would think if people are forced to stay home, that would be very tough to do.

cthulhu

Hiya, peeps!
I just completed part one of a shelter-in-place upgrade project. My daily driver computer used to store stuff on 500G of spinning rust, and it’s now on a 1T SSD with a fresh Linux install.
The bad news is that all my old stuff is still back on the spinning rust. Part 2 of the project is bringing all the old stuff forward. Part 3 is doing all the things that I couldn’t do before because I had no space, like setting up an Android app toolchain.

thinkthinkthink

Wonderful! Did you see that Puri.sm has a Linux customized for increased security? I installed it on an old laptop a month ago and it runs nicely.

cthulhu

The thing is — every Linux installation can be as secure as a bank. The tools are all there. Banks, however, have dedicated staff keeping the tools sharpened and effective.
The distro I installed has a very simple and effective firewall in its standard installation…….that is not turned on. The entire Debian branch should install off a DVD, reboot, and enable the firewall before plugging-in the ethernet. Further, you should update all the software on the box before you use a browser.
If you’re really concerned about security, your best move is to run your browser in a container, like docker or flatpack. Your security weaknesses aren’t in the operating system, they’re in the browser (or attachments in emails).

thinkthinkthink

Puri.sm is doing a lot of work with flatpack. I’m not up to speed on containers, jails or even VMs these days.

Volgarian8301

This is interesting…