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  1. Thread: Trump's Economy

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    Update

    Previous week was revised up by 24,000 (seems normal on this scale), but the continuing cases -- not initial -- were revised down by 19,000
  2. Social costs

    Some of our neighbors have been hitting the bottle a bit harder than usual, and leaving their debris strewn around the streets ...
  3. I thought they were praying to plague away ... ...

    I thought they were praying to plague away ...


    Darwin At Work.
  4. Thread: Trump's Economy

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    The 2021-30 Budget

    The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of the President’s budget this week, and there are a few items that jump right off the spreadsheet.

    Overall, during 2021-30,...
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    What we all have to look forward to

    In Hong Kong, retail sales fell by 21.5% YoY in January and 44.0% in February, or 31.8% over the first two months of the year (which accounts for lunar new year seasonality). After netting out price...
  6. The California Economy

    As is probably the case elsewhere, between 18-20% of California’s economy is being directly hurt by the coronavirus, and that’s just this month. The knock-on effects will come later. Here’s a...
  7. Double Edge, I used a political perspective to...

    Double Edge,
    I used a political perspective to address the issue of truth and falsehood, not to assess the data. I’m not qualified to analyze which figures are right, and which are not. But, and...
  8. I spent most of my life dissecting CCP lies, and...

    I spent most of my life dissecting CCP lies, and have very extensive experience with the data, propaganda, and socioeconomic cultures of Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

    The CCP lies about...
  9. Not centralized; authoritarian. Decisions were...

    Not centralized; authoritarian.
    Decisions were made and implemented, but so far I'm not seeing a lot of work teams fanning out into the provinces to ensure everyone's following Chairman Xi's...
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    In 2003, the NPC said HK could directly elect the...

    In 2003, the NPC said HK could directly elect the CE 2012. No changes to the nomination process were offered, so that qualifies as your scenario. The opposition said no.
    In 2007, the NPC says...
  11. Shit just got very real

    US Initial Unemployment Claims for the week ended March 21, 2020 ... six days ago ... were up 1,064%.
    That's an increase from 282,000 to 3,283,000, or more than three million new claims, or 4.7...
  12. What Did You Do During the War on Coronavirus, Congressman?

    While the rest of Congress and the Senate were passing a $2 trillion coronavirus bill, Jim Banks (R-IN) spent his time drafting a resolution to blame it all on China.

    The bill was co-sponsored by...
  13. Two things. First, those Italy v. USA charts...

    Two things.
    First, those Italy v. USA charts need to be per capita, or per square mile, to be really useful.
    Second, let's keep the timeline in perspective when thinking this will all be over by...
  14. Wow, please share how you learned to avoid being...

    Wow, please share how you learned to avoid being a virus carrier without symptons. It must be just awesome to "believe" -- no science required! -- you won't infect other people.

    I'm going to...
  15. And that, my friends, is Darwin doing his...

    And that, my friends, is Darwin doing his absolutely finest work.
    *clap*
    *clap*
    *clap*
  16. Zhang Guohua was in command of the PLA’s 52 Div /...

    Zhang Guohua was in command of the PLA’s 52 Div / 18 Army / 2nd FA during the October 1950 invasion of Tibet, and may have had the 53rd Div under his command as well. The CIA probably got a bucket...
  17. Or, if Moscow Mitch had done his constitutional...

    Or, if Moscow Mitch had done his constitutional duty?
  18. Trump says ...

    What did the President know, and when did he know it?
    --Howard Baker, 1973

    Jan 22. Trump says US has coronavirus ‘totally under control,’ (The Hill:...
  19. Thread: Trump's Economy

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    Who has zero assets? Even Lehman Bros had...

    Who has zero assets?
    Even Lehman Bros had something, it just wasn't enough.
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    Two years in prision ... think about that for a...

    Two years in prision ... think about that for a minute ... jammed in with a whole bunch of people in a small space . . .
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