Memorial Day 2020

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#1
Memorial Day historically is reserved to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States military.

It is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May.

Here's an idea:

Open up the country following this coronavirus pandemic on Friday, May 22, the start of Memorial Day weekend.

Honor the dead who have fallen from this invisible enemy on Monday, May 25.

Return to work and get back to normal on Tuesday, May 26.

If some companies or states want to wait until Monday, June 1, then so be it.

But point for Friday, May 22.
 
#4
All the "we're all in this together" is getting real old, real quick. Starting to see and hear too much in the statistics arena. You can torture data to get the stat you prefer.
 
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ComptrBob

EOG Dedicated
#5
In most areas I would agree, here in mn we cant even golf, but the idiot governor said that courses can still mow the grass , so they're allowing them to spend money on workers but make zero revenue, aint that a daisy?

Nevada's Sisolak just closed the golf courses yesterday after some people complained. Fortunately, my backyard putting green remains open.
 

Valuist

EOG Dedicated
#9
I think its going to happen. I'm not a huge fan of Gates but he hinted on the CNBC interview today the country may open up in late May.

But that may not mean everything is opening up.. Doubtful you will have sporting events with fans, or be able to go to a movie theater or casino. And some restaurants may not be allowed, depending on how crowded their seating is.
 
#14
They have over a month to get there. Let's produce a billion masks and a billion tests and let's go. If we keep up our precautions about distancing and disinfecting where possible, isolate if we are sick and wear masks for the first two months the virus transmission levels will get to extremely low.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#15
Let's soon quarantine only the vulnerable and allow healthy people to run free.

I thought May 1 was a good start date but if we wait until Memorial Day weekend, I suspect all sides (businessmen and scientists) would be satisfied.

The death toll is approaching 17,000 today as we near halftime of the pandemic.

Once we hit 30,000 deaths, let's start making plans to restart the economy.

Fauci once again exaggerated the death toll today when he predicted a possibility of 60,000 deaths.

Eariler this week, there were predictions of 100,000-240,000 deaths.

The models are improving, as they should with more data, but they are still way off.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#16
Let's soon quarantine only the vulnerable and allow healthy people to run free.

I thought May 1 was a good start date but if we wait until Memorial Day weekend, I suspect all sides (businessmen and scientists) would be satisfied.

The death toll is approaching 17,000 today as we near halftime of the pandemic.

Once we hit 30,000 deaths, let's start making plans to restart the economy.

Fauci once again exaggerated the death toll today when he predicted a possibility of 60,000 deaths.

Eariler this week, there were predictions of 100,000-240,000 deaths.

The models are improving, as they should with more data, but they are still way off.
There can be plans to start the economy now, manufacturing to start.

I wish I had the answer but unemployment of 15-20% wouldn surprise me. I doubt the little guy will survive this, even with an optimistic Memorial Day reboot.
 
#17
you are starting the game at your 5 yard line and you guys want to throw ? always fear the INT. return 0-7


keep it on the ground ...give the ball to bill gates
 
#18
Let's soon quarantine only the vulnerable and allow healthy people to run free.

I thought May 1 was a good start date but if we wait until Memorial Day weekend, I suspect all sides (businessmen and scientists) would be satisfied.

The death toll is approaching 17,000 today as we near halftime of the pandemic.

Once we hit 30,000 deaths, let's start making plans to restart the economy.

Fauci once again exaggerated the death toll today when he predicted a possibility of 60,000 deaths.

Eariler this week, there were predictions of 100,000-240,000 deaths.

The models are improving, as they should with more data, but they are still way off.
Many, many areas should be able to open May 1st, the hardest hit perhaps 2-4 weeks later(depending on actual case loads). IMO baseball an other sports should go on July 1st.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#19
Many, many areas should be able to open May 1st, the hardest hit perhaps 2-4 weeks later(depending on actual case loads). IMO baseball an other sports should go on July 1st.
The biggest hurdle baseball will have is the health of the Latin players if they went home. I can see that being a potential problem. I hope I’m wrong, I would really like to see some bases.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#20
Many, many areas should be able to open May 1st, the hardest hit perhaps 2-4 weeks later(depending on actual case loads). IMO baseball an other sports should go on July 1st.
I think there's something good for the national psyche if we all return at the same time.
 
#21
I think there's something good for the national psyche if we all return at the same time.
Problem is the governors that are not interested in getting back to work, once surrounding states start to do that, they will have no choice. Gotta cut off that free cash too, you cant make it profitable for these states to have people not working.
 
#23
Let's soon quarantine only the vulnerable and allow healthy people to run free.

I thought May 1 was a good start date but if we wait until Memorial Day weekend, I suspect all sides (businessmen and scientists) would be satisfied.

The death toll is approaching 17,000 today as we near halftime of the pandemic.

Once we hit 30,000 deaths, let's start making plans to restart the economy.

Fauci once again exaggerated the death toll today when he predicted a possibility of 60,000 deaths.

Eariler this week, there were predictions of 100,000-240,000 deaths.

The models are improving, as they should with more data, but they are still way off.
Scientists don't agree.

There is paid-off global science, and then there is accurate science.
 
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#25
Appears as if we will return on a gradual basis.

Georgia governor Brian Kemp will announce today his plans to reopen the state economy.
So far it's all talk, these loosening measures amount to nothing from what I've seen, until they allow normal business's to open, like haircuts, restaurants, etc, it means almost nothing.
 
#27
Some of these states need to take the lead, really open stuff up, just as they played follow the leader in shutting down, the reverse is likely as well, at a min it would put heavy pressure on the others.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#28
I agree.

As BIRDIE mentioned last week, I'd love to see the people ignore these clueless governors and storm the streets at some point.

These are the same governors who bankrupted a lot of state governments in this country.

May 1 feels like a good breaking point to me.
 
#29
I agree.

As BIRDIE mentioned last week, I'd love to see the people ignore these clueless governors and storm the streets at some point.

These are the same governors who bankrupted a lot of state governments in this country.

May 1 feels like a good breaking point to me.
it really is only mid April, and this has been going on 4-5 weeks. Give it time, in a month with great weather and the virus down by 80%, the pressure and crowds will grow enormously.

Lunatics like Deblasio that said right out he wont do anything till september will be burned alive, and I mean that literally.
 
#30
IMO Trump needs to come out and call for everyone to have in there another 10 days till May 1, say that we'll know much more then. Then he needs to say he will call for nationwide defiance of these orders if certain Governors go against reason.

Then he needs to personally fly around the country and lead mass rally's on the steps of state capitals demanding they be modified, get 100K people in michigan, etc, that would be sweet to watch.
 

Abundy

EOG Senior Member
#31
I live in Washington State. I do not believe we will open our State until at least May 15. The 3 Western States are going to ban together and California has already said it was going to open no earlier than May 15. Washington is May 4 currently
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#34
Georgia is opening partially by the end of this week.

Gyms and barber shops will open Friday.

Theatres and dine-in restaurants to return next Monday.
 
#40
Friday, May 1 feels like a natural date for some states to open the gates.
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  • The official lockdown started March 23 and will likely end May 1st. That is EXACTLY 40 days.

    The Latin root of the word "quarantine" is "forty".
    So what does the Bible say about 40?

    The flood lasted 40 days.
    40 years Moses fled Egypt.
    40 days Moses stayed on Mount Sinai to receive the Commandments.
    Exodus lasted 40 years.
    Jesus fasted for 40 days.
    40 days for a woman to rest after giving birth.

    Optimum number of weeks for human gestation is 40.

    A group of theologians thinks the number 40 represents "change”. It is the time of preparing a person, or people, to make a fundamental change.
    Something will happen after these 40 days. Just believe and pray. Remember, whenever the number 40 appears in the Bible, there is a "change".

    Please know that during this "quarantine" rivers are cleaning up, vegetation is growing, the air is becoming cleaner because of less pollution, there is less theft and murder, healing is happening, and most importantly, people are turning to Christ. The Earth is at rest for the first time in many years and hearts are truly transforming.

    Remember we are in the year 2020, and 20 + 20 = 40.

    Also, 2020 is the year of the United States Census. Jesus Christ, the savior of the world, was born during a census.

    Lastly, 2020 is perfect vision. May our sight focus on the Lord and living according to His perfect vision for us knowing He holds us in the palm of His hand.

    May these days of "quarantine" bring spiritual liberation to our souls, our nation, and our world.
 
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