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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…..

EVERY DAY’S A CRAZY DAY NOW

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.

FILTHY CAPITALISTS

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.

WE’RE FAILING BADLY

By Pete Moore On March 22nd, 2020 at 6:07 pm

The weather’s been nice this weekend, unfortunately. London’s parks are rammed. The seaside towns are jammed. The national parks have reported record visitor numbers. The National Trust announced free entry to its open spaces this week. Yesterday it closed those open spaces because too many people were turning up. This was the Columbia Road flower market in London today –

We’re not talking about the thickos here. As far as I can tell, the less educated are slobbed out in front of the telly. Their dream lifestyle is now reality, urged on by the government. But the selfish middle classes are badly letting us down and guaranteeing that avoidable deaths will not be avoided. FFS, why are markets and shopping centres still open?!

The idea of a total lockdown disgusts me. It goes against all my instincts, but that’s what we need right now. We need it to get off the same path that Italy walked a fortnight ago, if we still can. We are right where they were two weeks ago, and two weeks ago tomorrow Italy went into total lockdown.

Crank it up……

By Patrick Van Roy On March 22nd, 2020 at 5:25 pm

Nature loves her little surprises 

Fact Check

By Patrick Van Roy On March 22nd, 2020 at 5:19 pm

TELL THE ELDERLY

By Pete Moore On March 21st, 2020 at 6:36 pm

Sainsbury’s (a large supermarket chain, for those in the colonies) will restrict shopping on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am to 9am. At these times only the elderly, disabled, vulnerable, NHS and care staff can shop.

It’s needed.

I had to nip into Sainsbury’s this morning so I can make my lunches this week. People are still not giving each other enough space. Before I went in I gave the trolley handle a good disinfectant spray. I imagined a six-foot bubble around me which I couldn’t let anyone enter. It made progress a bit of a zig-zag up and down the aisles. There was a bit of reversing too. But no-one was allowed in the bubble. I noticed that many others are still not doing this, and it was really worrying to see. I think that’s my last such trip for a while.

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

By Pete Moore On March 21st, 2020 at 6:22 pm

The NHS has struck a deal with private hospitals to acquire thousands of extra beds, ventilators and medical staff to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

An extra 8,000 hospital beds across England, nearly 1,200 ventilators and almost 20,000 fully qualified staff will be available from next week.

It comes as the number of people in the UK to die with coronavirus rose to 233.

The agreement will see the private sector reallocate almost its entire national hospital capacity to the NHS.

This is quite a deal and all done extremely quickly. That’s the good news. The bad news is it indicates that the NHS will be overwhelmed.