General Discussion, Friday, March 13, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:


    …which is also the last Friday of winter 2020…

    Have a blessed day!

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    WaPo is reporting that satellites watching Iran are reporting trenches being dug, presumably (?) for victims of the COVID-19 virus:


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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ everyone. Sunny day here. I just hope next week is fairly warm at the beach. Hope you all have a coronavirus free day.

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  5. czarina33 says:

    Looking for an emoji just now, discovered a new one, obviously created to address the current concerns of the world: 😷

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    And now for something that doesn’t include coronavirus…

    Earlier this week someone posted a recipe for tomato soup that began with blending a can of fire roasted tomatoes. I swore I’d save it but lost track of it. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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  7. Lucille says:

    It Has to be Asked: Are Nefarious Soros-Like Short Sellers Trying to Crash the US Economy?
    by Jim Hoft – March 13, 2020

    New Data Shows Evidence of Short Seller Attack on Market — Trump Must Reinstate Uptick Rule Immediately to End the Market Crisis
    Guest post by Frederic Sauer – March 12, 2020

    Short sellers do not have to own stock to sell it. They borrow the stock, sell it, and hope to make money by buying back at a lower price. The short sellers are attacking the market by relentlessly borrowing more and more stock and selling it, overwhelming the Main Street buyers.

    This is how George Soros made a fortune by short selling the British pound.

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  8. stella says:


    Coronavirus: Deserted Italian street rings out with song as people lean out of windows to sing together during lockdown

    As life in Italy grinds to a halt amid a nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, one street was filled with song as the community banded their voices together in solidarity.

    A video of people singing out of their windows on a neighbourhood street in Siena, Tuscany, went viral on social media, with many calling it a “beautiful” act of humanity.

    “People of my hometown Siena sing a popular song from their houses along an empty street to warm their heart during the Italian Covid-19 lockdown,” wrote a Twitter user who posted the video.

    The song, titled ‘Canto della Verbena’ (‘And While Siena Sleeps’), is a popular folk song in the city typically sung to express local pride.

    It focuses on the Piazza del Campo, the main square of the city, and is traditionally sung by members of a contrada, districts set up in the Middle Ages to supply troops.

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  9. stella says:

    From a woman I follow on YouTube. A bit of it is about what she is seeing in her area (rural in Arkansas) in response to the Coronavirus news.


  10. stella says:

    Making a big batch of roasted vegetables (2 sheet trays): Beets, parsnips, red onion, garlic, yellow potatoes, butternut squash. Smells like heaven in here! Was going to make a meatloaf, but the meat is still frozen, so I’ll probably just cook eggs.

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  11. stella says:

    Another woman I have been watching lately (don’t know why because what she does is nothing I would do). She has a family of six, and shows how to save money on food and shopping. I like her. Here is her experience in the pandemic panicked stores.


  12. auscitizenmom says:

    My friend called a little while ago, all upset. Her niece had just called her and said she has listened to a speech on a friend’s phone from some guy at the Pentagon (Yeah, hm??!) who was saying we were all going to be in lockdown and had better have months worth of food and water. Also, they were going to shut off the water and turn off the electricity. Then, my friend asked me if she should call and tell her sister, who tends to get hysterical over everything anyway, and I said absolutely not.

    I remember reading something about rumors about a fear of all that happening but it wasn’t anything on tape. I can’t find anything either. I just wondered if anyone here has seen anything like that?


    • stella says:

      That makes no sense. Why would the federal government order electricity and water shut off? Or a lockdown for months? It would crash our economy for good.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I know. And, I told her the first thing I questioned was the Pentagon {?}. And, why turn off water. I am sure it is just to create panic. But, who did it? SMH

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      If we were wondering why so many people are running around with their hair on fire, I guess this might answer that question to some extent.

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      • Lucille says:

        It’s sad that people are panicking so thoroughly. Common sense MUST prevail.

        If you email items to your friend, send her this excellent article. If she doesn’t know who Sharyl Attkisson is, tell her to read up on Attkisson by clicking on her highlighted name under the photo “A hospital sign in Switzerland”…

        Coronavirus: Facts vs. Panic
        Separating facts from irrational fear in the global virus pandemic.

        In the body of the article, there is also a podcast section to click on. The podcast has commercials, though.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Yesterday In New Orleans the mayor instituted that no one could be evicited, or have their electricity or water turned off. Seems opposite from what that woman said. They’re going to be helping people with expenses. Zion Williamson, a new player for the NBA team said he’d pay the salaries of every employee of the arena where they play for one month, since they won’t have any work.

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  13. Lucille says:

    Good night! God bless!

    Liked by 2 people

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