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    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    If we don’t get things under control, we may get run ruled.
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    Yesterday, 07:51 AM
    Their parent company went into bankruptcy in early March, right before the country started to shut down. Craftworks (the parent company) also owns the Old Chicago chain (which was pretty good). Apparently last week, the Bankruptcy courts fired the CEO and CFO for paying $7 million in Sales tax without authorization, so they have no leader. The employees were fired and have no access to Cobra. They are hoping to restart, but even if they do,...
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    Apr 7, 20, 10:26 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Faraday Cages in Controversial Issues
    I guess I see the point about privacy concerns. But we've been very willing to give up privacy for advancement. Traffic apps, social media where we share everything in our lives, weather apps that give us up to date forecasts, and countless other things. In return, we have achieved a level of comfort, and efficiency no other generation has ever had. It also allows law enforcement to solve more crimes, foil terror plots, and provide us with a...
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    Apr 3, 20, 12:51 PM
    Good analogy. Restricting people who pee in the pool to just one area of the pool doesn't change the fact that now everyone is still swimming in the now dirty pool. Just like closing off only those areas that are most affected isn't going to stop this virus. Waiting to start restrictions until things actually start to get bad, puts you way behind the curve since it takes a while for symptons to show up. It's always better to be out ahead and...
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    Apr 3, 20, 07:17 AM
    It's also not uncommon. Calling it a racket is a bit harsh, as the KHSAA (and other organizations that charge dues) play an important role in high school sports.
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    Apr 3, 20, 06:46 AM
    I still see quite a few people with that mindset. It’s fascinating how they are not only holding on, but doubling down and digging their feet in despite the numbers. I just read that in less than one month, CV has become the number the leading cause of death in the US, behind cancer and heart disease, moving ahead of accidents. This is real, no doubt about it. I’m hanging in to see if they ever change their minds.
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    Apr 2, 20, 07:30 PM
    It's not just about where we are now. And yes deaths have been minimal. But with this being transmitted so easily and the long incubation period, if people had just been moving about freely, there would have been many more cases, overwhelming the system, which then makes treatment for non virus cases more difficult too. As a country, the virus is now the number three killer behind heart disease and cancer. And that's just in 2 months, with...
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    Apr 1, 20, 05:24 PM
    Superintedent made his choice to move on. No need to release a statement a month later, right after the ex-coach finds another job.
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    Apr 1, 20, 01:43 PM
    Many lenders are offering a 3 month suspension with no late fees, and just tacking the 3 payments onto the end of the loan. Student loans have also been suspended with no penalty. Like you say, though, you need to ask if you need help. Sooner than later.
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    Apr 1, 20, 12:21 PM
    Does it really seem high? We are currently at 4k and we aren't anywhere near the peak. The problem is it looks like many people who carry it, don't know they have it, as it takes a couple weeks for it to kick in. We didn't get serious about quarantining until barely 2 weeks ago. And there are still some places that aren't on board. Florida is refusing to follow the lead, and with their older population, it could be a disaster down there. ...
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    Apr 1, 20, 12:16 PM
    We are looking at possible 30% unemployment, with the entertainment, restaurant, and travel related industries possibly destroyed. Think about Las Vegas for example. That whole economy depends on travel and the casinos. The stimulus is going to just be enough to get through April/early May (assuming it lands in 3 weeks like they are promising). People are going to be right back in the hole 30-45 days later. It's pretty clear this isn't...
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    Apr 1, 20, 09:53 AM
    Well, they haven't said cancelled yet. So while it's tough, coaches have to stay positive, and prepare as if things will get started again. Those that do, will be in the best position if the season does resume.
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    Apr 1, 20, 07:52 AM
    I don't really see all that much of a difference between the two statements, outside of the mention that Florida may extend the season out to 6/30. Doesn't change any of the uncertainity with the situation.
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    Mar 31, 20, 04:14 PM
    I’d say chances are slim that we see any of the spring sports play at all this year.
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    Mar 31, 20, 02:13 PM
    Host schools normally pay for the officials. I'd imagine the KHSAA pays for the tournament/Championship officials.
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    Mar 31, 20, 02:11 PM
    $3.2 million in 2015. Probably has gone up since then. Roughly 1/2 their total expenses are Admin Costs. I found an annual report from 2007/2008 which gives a little insight into what their revenues look like vs expenses. https://khsaa.org/annualmeeting/20082009/khsaaannualreport2008.pdf
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    Mar 31, 20, 07:52 AM
    I started watching the new season of Ozark. My wife has been binging Homeland.
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    Mar 31, 20, 07:50 AM
    Aside from getting some fried chicken from Kroger, we have not done any take out since hunkering down. As a guy who eats out everyday for lunch normally, it's been a big change. Some of it is an effort to cut out unnecessary spending, some is just trying to avoid contact with people.
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    Mar 31, 20, 07:11 AM
    I really wonder how many will take advantage of the extra year, especially for those that will graduate in the spring. The way I'm reading it, schools can pull some of the aid from those students taking advantage of the extra year, which is almost certainly going to happen at many schools, especially smaller schools whose programs aren't fully funded, and in sports where full athletic free rides are rarely given. I'd have to think there will...
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    Mar 30, 20, 10:33 AM
    I think there's a strong chance there will be no further athletic activity through the end of the dead regular dead period. If we hit the peak by May as expected, and we don't have any further set backs, I think there's a strong chance everything get started as normal. However, there should at least be a plan in place should this not resolve quickly.
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    Mar 29, 20, 04:17 PM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    Without the media, we wouldnít have any idea what is going. And while the media may have contributed to some of the panic, I canít imagine the fear, and panic that would result from us not knowing anything at all. Yes, media is a business. But itís a much scarier society without the media.
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    Mar 29, 20, 01:34 PM
    I've said this before, but I was at this game. A few friends and I took the 40 minute drive from West Chester, PA to Philly, and bought scalped tickets for $25. Never thought for a minute I'd end up living in Kentucky at that time, or the impact this game had on this area.
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    Mar 29, 20, 10:12 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    The thing is, it's clear based on looking at how this thing has spread in Italy, Spain, and places like New York, that we aren't wrong. The only way we look stupid is by going normally about our business.
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    Mar 29, 20, 10:10 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    So apparently, you are ok and willing to sacrifice a few (and potentially many) lives for a few extra weeks of fun. In the short term, yes things would have been ok. But the long term effect of not shutting things down early, could have had huge negative ramifications. I can deal with losing some money. I can deal with missing sports. I cannot deal as well with people I know, or even myself getting sick and possibly dying. The method of...
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    Mar 27, 20, 08:31 AM
    All you have to do is look at Italy. Or if you’d like to stay closer to home, New York. Even if it’s not killing at a high rate, it’s clear this is a huge strain on resources. It’s Spreading even with the measures we’ve taken. Just imagine what things would have been like had we not shut things down. There’s no question lives were saved and the willingness to trade those lives and resources for “two weeks we will never get back” is selfish...
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    Mar 26, 20, 09:18 AM
    The stimulus package I'm sure has a lot to do with it, as there is still negative news on the virus front with the issues in NY, and the growing issue in NOLA, which is starting to look like another area that is going to be hit really hard. These next two to 3 weeks will be big. If things can stabilize, we might start to see growth accelerate. I've been staying in the market, making my normal weekly small buys.
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    Mar 25, 20, 09:31 PM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Stock Market in BGP Break Room
    Yep. I think it’s important to keep investing if you can. But I wouldn’t go in with big purchases trying to time the bottom. I’m staying slow and steady, while keeping some cash.
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    Mar 25, 20, 07:36 PM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    My mother is a pharm tech at Walmart, and she said they are installing Plexiglass at her pharmacy. Which in hindsight, makes me wonder why that wasn't more common to begin with? Also just found my nephew, who is in the army, was just diagnosed. He's 22, and healthy, and doing fine.
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    Mar 25, 20, 05:48 PM
    Patterson is going to be a big time player. With his size, speed and ball skills, he’s almost impossible to cover. And he’s only a junior.
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    Mar 25, 20, 10:59 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Coronavirus in Controversial Issues
    I have a few friends around my age (45-55) that are still hold the belief that we shouldn't be shutting down because this is just a cold, and the flu kills way more people. At this point if people don't believe, I'm not sure what can be done to make them believe.
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