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PM affirms pandemic’s ‘big economic lesson’ is to reduce dependence on China - Portugal Resident
https://www.portugalresident.com/pm-affirms-pandemics-big-economic-lesson-is-to-reduce-dependence-on-china/

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Water Cooler / Re: Mid-term Concerns: Food Supply
« on: April 03, 2020, 10:13:47 PM »
"Even the honeybees normally imported from other countries to pollinate Canadian crops could become harder to source"

CAN: Food security experts warn of supply shortages, higher prices due to global pandemic
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/food-security-covid19-trudeau-1.5520492

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Water Cooler / Re: 'Christian' store Hobby Lobby is a bad player
« on: April 03, 2020, 09:32:50 PM »
I love it when someone gets their a## handed to them.

Hobby Lobby closing all stores and furloughing most employees - Business Insider
https://www.businessinsider.com/hobby-lobby-closing-stores-furlough-nearly-all-employees-without-pay-2020-4

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Economics & Investing / Re: The non-profit apocalypse
« on: April 03, 2020, 09:23:07 PM »
<+>

Churches are a dead man walking.

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Economics & Investing / Re: The non-profit apocalypse
« on: April 03, 2020, 09:21:38 PM »
>Charity giving has mostly dried up

For individual giving, that was a predicted outcome of the last tax overhaul.

Those that rely on physical product donations, sweat, and grunt work -mom & pops, Salvation Army for example- might hold up. Most of the middle is toast.

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Water Cooler / Re: Pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:26:38 PM »
'We can’t make enough mac and cheese'

Mad for mac and cheese: Coronavirus cooking at home boosts processed food

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-kraft-processed-food-boom-20200403-akwbmnwsonhudohptkcpr4ytvq-story.html

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Monetization / Re: Amazon marketplace for food
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:13:44 PM »
Yeah, lots of Kirkland (Costco) flippers there, too.  I know there has been some in health care products in the past, but I hadn't seen food before. 

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Water Cooler / Re: Who Wants to Look at the G Algo?
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:03:27 PM »
>Not all that keen on them having to publicise their stuff, though.

I'd bet that they'll pull the evidence and take their lumps rather than expose the algo.  BUT I partly think that they'll do that because they know there's damning evidence of manipulation in there.

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Water Cooler / Re: Mid-term Concerns: Food Supply
« on: April 03, 2020, 07:36:03 PM »
>Victory Garden

We've tried gardening, Mackin. We suck at it.  A couple of bird-pecked tomatoes ain't gonna cut it.

elsewhere> "Everything that seems excessive today won't seem like enough tomorrow."

This is what drives me now.  So what if I end up with a couple of cases of canned corn?  I'll donate it to the Food Bank ...or whatever organization is left standing.

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>short-term rentals to close because people were coming up from the Bay Area in droves.

The same has been happening in all 'remote' resort destinations.  The Outer Banks closed the bridges from the mainland.  And Martha's Vineyard (IIRC) tried to shut down the corona refugees.  Rhode Island has their state troopers going door-to-door through cottages and ejecting NYC-ites.

>believe

I'd guess it is massively flawed ...but still points in the right direction.  The fitness tracker incident with US military bases was a good precedent.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Where Is Your Devil Now?
« on: April 03, 2020, 07:16:49 PM »
traditional contact tracing won't scale

New digital tools could speed up Covid-19 contact tracing

https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-spreads-too-fast-for-contact-tracing-digital-tools-could-help/

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Water Cooler / Re: Governments lie
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:58:41 PM »

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Water Cooler / Re: Darwin 2020
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:57:31 PM »
Oklahoma: Amid pandemic, Stitt believes ‘personal responsibility’ will save the state
https://www.readfrontier.org/stories/amid-pandemic-stitt-believes-personal-responsibility-will-save-the-state/

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Water Cooler / Pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:56:19 PM »
FTFY: COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/cums-cpm040320.php

No doubt about it, cheap, processed carbs are the easiest to procure right now.

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