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By Pete Moore On March 24th, 2020 at 10:13 pm

The London mayor cut the number of London Underground trains “to reduce the spread of the coronavirus outbreak”. This was the London Underground this morning, the result of his genius –

Sadiq Khan is hopeless and way out of his depth. We all know that. But we are in a lockdown with all but “essential” workers supposed to be at home. Don’t tell me that these are all “essential” workers. London is a city heading straight toward disaster, because people are too selfish to just stay at home.


By Pete Moore On March 24th, 2020 at 7:09 pm

The Financial Times has a useful coronavirus stats tracker, for those so inclined. Today we see that New York and Madrid are (so far) tracking above Lombardy. Maybe London is too, which is the UK’s most intensely affected region.

John Burn-Murdoch is the FT’s man who collates and tweets this stuff out.

I see that President Trump has said he wants the US back to work by Easter. I think he’ll be disappointed in that hope.


By Pete Moore On March 24th, 2020 at 6:37 pm

Wow, no incremental measures for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India is to impose a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced […]

“There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes,” Mr Modi said in a televised address[…]

“The entire country will be in lockdown, total lockdown,” Mr Modi said on Tuesday.

He added: “To save India, to save its every citizen, you, your family… every street, every neighbourhood is being put under lockdown.”

All 1.3 billion of them, for three weeks.

Tucker: Democrats stuff coronavirus bill with identity politics

By Patrick Van Roy On March 24th, 2020 at 1:45 am

David Vance live. 23.3.20

By Patrick Van Roy On March 24th, 2020 at 1:19 am

Pay attention

By Patrick Van Roy On March 23rd, 2020 at 9:05 pm

The Green New Deal, student debt, vote-by-mail 

Maybe MSNBC telling you this is about LEVERAGE you’ll listen

She wants – Mandates climate change studies – Forces airlines to spend money on carbon offsets—not workers – Massive union giveaways, Cancellation of ALL Student Debt, election audits, same-day voter registration  She’s holding the American people’s well-being hostage to her liberal agenda.

and here the hardest hardliner Republican EVER Sen Susan Collins of Maine…. she’s just one of those Trumpbots…….

The Democrats don’t care that people are dying, that businesses are failing.

This to them is the opportunity of the Century they can actually hold peoples LIVES in the balance for their agenda….. F those Peasants.


If you don’t take the time to at the very least Sen Susan Collins then you shouldn’t bother to comment…..


By Pete Moore On March 23rd, 2020 at 7:13 pm

The British government effectively nationalised the railways today. It barely registers. Boris will speak to the country this evening. Substantial announcements are coming.

National Guard deployments are coming to New York, Washington and California as total confirmed cases go above 35,000.

It’s still appalling in Spain and Italy.


By Pete Moore On March 23rd, 2020 at 6:43 pm

Two weeks ago the NHS had 5000 ventilators. It’s reported that’s now up to 12,000 thanks, in part, to nimble manufacturers (engineers are great) regearing to make them.

One of those manufacturers is Gtech, a young-ish and small-ish manufacturer of cordless vacuum cleaners, garden tools and electric bikes. My mum has one of their vacuum cleaners and says it’s great. Really light and does the job.

They started thinking about how to make ventilators on 15th March, eight days ago. They are now making their design details public, of a ventilator which doesn’t require electricity to operate.

Screw the Peasants

By Patrick Van Roy On March 23rd, 2020 at 11:52 am

Last night at 6pm EST the Senate Democrats and Nancy Pelosi decided that their Partisan Politics was more important than Emergency Relief for the American People.

If I explain it to you or I pull the info from Fox you’ll accuse me of being a Partisan.  Hugh Hewitt is a conservative but he is the most non-partisan commentator you will ever listen to, honest and fair. Please Please watch the video so you understand what just happened.

ATW Check In

By Mahons On March 22nd, 2020 at 11:49 pm

While not a particularly large community ATW is a particularly loyal community. Many regulars have been here for a decade. On an obviously voluntary basis I thought it might be nice to post a check in post, weekly, which I’ll ask no one to derail with side issues, during this post. We have some basic ideas about each other but I’d imagine some might be interested in how folks here are doing. Feel free not to participate.

Me? I live an hour north of New York City. Im not commuting in to work daily as I’m apparently non essential. No one on household is sick though my 87 year old father in law lives with us and I’m obviously concerned given the statistics. Grocery stores are still full. I worry many of our small business owners here are already doomed. My kids (3) are in middle school and my guess not going back any time soon. Im hopeful my employer remains afloat but who knows. Im reconciled to months of difficulty are headed this way. The mix of normal and abnormal is disconcerting.