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4 minutes ago, nuckin_futz said:

Not across the pond. Those are US futures markets.

 

The markets response at least for now appears to be "is that all ya got?".

 

This quote from a market heavyweight "Countries are closing around the world, and the leader of the free world is an egotistical cu*t. We're effed". Kinda sums up the market's response. Yikes.

My mistake, I was looking at currencies and commodities and thinking that it's getting as ugly as it could.  Gold is up oil is falling hard.  Then the currencies.  Man...

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You know what, walking around my neighborhood and seeing all the elderly people who gave me a smile or wave has made me want to do everything in my personal power to fight this POS virus. F*ck this virus.

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7 minutes ago, Warhippy said:

My mistake, I was looking at currencies and commodities and thinking that it's getting as ugly as it could.  Gold is up oil is falling hard.  Then the currencies.  Man...

In case you don't know. Currencies are set up differently than other financial stuff like stocks, indices, commodities.

 

Currencies trade in pairs. So when you sell one you're buying another against it. So it's a lot more difficult to tank a currency than it is anything else.

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1 minute ago, nuckin_futz said:

In case you don't know. Currencies are set up differently than other financial stuff like stocks, indices, commodities.

 

Currencies trade in pairs. So when you sell one you're buying another against it. So it's a lot more difficult to tank a currency than it is anything else.

No no, I was aware of that; but looking at it.  Those are drops of full cents or more at their heights

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A good book to read, or listen to on Audible.com is: "The Coddling of the American Mind". It's aimed at the USA, but almost everything is the same up here. You really get to understand how we have become such a "Whiney" bunch of people.

Also, a Math puzzle that is appropo: If the lilly pads in a lake double every day, and started that on March 1st. The lake was completely covered in lily pads on March 30th. Question, when was the lake half covered?

Welcome to exponential growth.

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2 minutes ago, wloutet said:

A good book to read, or listen to on Audible.com is: "The Coddling of the American Mind". It's aimed at the USA, but almost everything is the same up here. You really get to understand how we have become such a "Whiney" bunch of people.

Also, a Math puzzle that is appropo: If the lilly pads in a lake double every day, and started that on March 1st. The lake was completely covered in lily pads on March 30th. Question, when was the lake half covered?

Welcome to exponential growth.

March 29th 

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1 hour ago, Alflives said:

I can see reducing the number of cases, so the medical people can handle the amount.  But maybe we should allow mother nature to do what she’s doing, and not get in the way?  

Well, Alf...I am looking forward to your explanation of this point, seeing as you are in the age group that is the most vulnerable to the virus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Jimmy McGill said:

I"m bummed about the local mountains closing, I love going to Cypress its the thing my wife and i love to do most (in public). But its a pretty small price to pay to help keep people safe. 

 

I hope Netflix doesn't crash :lol:

Netflix should be offering some promos right about now.

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All schools, daycares and churches closed in Alberta. 

UCP government has said everyone who has to care for people will be paid their full wage.

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3 minutes ago, Ryan Strome said:

All schools, daycares and churches closed in Alberta. 

UCP government has said everyone who has to care for people will be paid their full wage.

A lot of engineers in Alberta are in a panic wondering if they’ll continue receiving their 200k salaries from home. 

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US' CDC recommend gatherings over 50 people should be postponed for 8 weeks

Sun 15 Mar 2020 23:21:50 GMT

 

To help stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak

 

CDC recommends cancelling all large in-person events
  • conferences
  • festivals
  • parades
  • concerts
  • sporting events
  • weddings
with 50+ people anywhere in the US for the next eight weeks
(CDC not recommending closing schools, businesses as yet).
 
 
And:
  • No gatherings of any size without social distancing, hand hygiene & protecting vulnerable people in the population
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4 minutes ago, nuckin_futz said:

US' CDC recommend gatherings over 50 people should be postponed for 8 weeks

Sun 15 Mar 2020 23:21:50 GMT

 

The help stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak

Ah of course, US citizens are known for listening to recommendations. That will turn into a ban in no time.

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Nike, Lush and Lululemon closing stores......others will probably follow.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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