Stillwater wrote:gflem wrote:Stillwater wrote:Yes I am fully aware the Saudis cut prices to screw over Russia and if you read my first post in it's entirety you would see that.smh... it definitely impacted the market, but you are ignoring the covid-19 was the obvious driver for Dow not rallying and finishing at it's lowest since 2008 after having it's worst drop in history. Regardless of that it came back up today which is great... Still does not change the facts that the CDC will not be reporting to the public all private sector data on this virus only elective amounts and the numbers they post are miniscule so far compared to the amount of people likely carrying it unknown untested etc.
I didn't see that in your op. I love how you just know that I am ignoring covid-19. Clearly it has had an effect on the stock market. I am just not buying into the paranoia based on the facts that the general public has been given up to this point. You take whatever precautions you want, god bless you. But, try not to judge other people because they don't see the situation the same as you. If that is even possible.
Hey it's a free country ...but if people don't take this serious and it does prove to be as bad as it could be by people ignoring it...a lot of the freedoms we have will be swept away for the so called sake of the greater purpose. It is actually more likely the virus kills more people in this country because of our current ability to choose how to respond to it compared to dictatorships that are going door to door with forehead scanners and taken full control of social media to monitor everyone in the quarantine zones . I mean it is like a mf concentration camp without the showers.
Do you really want to find out what this president is willing to do to control this virus if it continues to mutate and spread at the current rate? I sure as f dont.
hey do what you want but imo you are making a very naive mistake. This isn't anything like the world has seen since Black Death
;[The Black Death was terrifyingly, indiscriminately contagious: “the mere touching of the clothes,” wrote Boccaccio, “appeared to itself to communicate the malady to the toucher.” The disease was also terrifyingly efficient. People who were perfectly healthy when they went to bed at night could be dead by morning.]
I am far more worried about the "never let a good crisis go to waste" crowd we just voted out than this president. As for this being like the "black death"? We aren't walking around with bird beaks filled with flower petals thinking that will keep us safe, so I think its a pretty large leap of logic to go there. We will see where this goes, I guess for now we will just have to agree to disagree on the path we take going forward.
Also, I'm not sure where you stand on the freedom aspect of this. You say we could lose freedoms IF this is as bad as some of the doomsayers say, but then you talk about dictatorships going door to door in quarantine zones likening them to "concentration camps without the showers". That's not really a good thing imo. If there are gatherings of over 100 people how should the governor handle it here in Ohio now that he has banned them? How would you handle that type of situation?
I really don't trust ANY of these politicians to have the best interest of the general public, especially in an election year. I think we are at a very dangerous time as a nation not just for this virus, but for the motives behind the "news" that has dominated the mainstream media recently, and in reality for the last couple of decades.
I truly wish you and everyone else on these forums well, even though I disagree with your point of view frequently. Peace.