Die Hard

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  1. Pat, I’m so sorry. I can’t live with the guilt any longer.
  2. What good is being a Christian..... if you can’t practice your faith.... without people watching you. It’s not about truly living your life according to the principles/teachings. It’s more about people’s perceptions of you living a life of faith. It’s a tool of power (compliance).
  3. As a spectator (Canadian), I think it’s fascinating to watch Trump take credit for everything. Everything is perfect. He’s unstoppable. And in the next breath, he’s not responsible for anything. He plays the victim (for situations, or he calls reporters for asking ‘nasy’ questions). He blames everything on the DO-NOTHING liberals. And I’ve been so curious, how can the DEMs be responsible for so much.... if they’re so inept and D0-NOTHING?!?! How can Trump be so pre-occupied by an entity that he claims is so inconsequential? Especially for someone who perceives himself as such a prescient being?! Obama has real estate in your head bro! Who’s triggered for realz?! You won’t take responsibility for this?! Got it. The world demands someone who will be. So get out of the way.
  4. That sounds pathological. Could be a tumor!
  5. It’s called projection. People didn’t turn their back on God, people turned their back on Mr. Graham. And in his kind/compassionate/empathetic opinion, humankind deserves to be punished for turning their backs on him. Death is inevitable, for Christians and sinners alike. No is spared. So how is one form of death any more ordained by God than others? Besides, if God is TRULY pissed.... why is *it* allowing a 98% Recovery rate? Seriously. That should be at least 67.5% mortality rate right? A 1-2% mortality rate suggests that it’s just slightly annoyed, at best. LMAO I don’t mean to diminish the amount of suffering, by the joke. It’s painful to watch unfold. For sure. But sadness, and grief are not the only emotions in the moment. In the sheer insanity in what is unfolding, there’s a lot of humor in this craziness.
  6. Those are just called ‘mass gatherings’ now.
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    The Forthcoming Recession

    It’s the same circumstance here (in Canada). The government made some promises.... but the execution is going to be a cluster muck. See many contradictory anecdotal stories in the news already. Off to an inauspicious start! LMAO I love it! And that was my main talking point with my landlord. He has a lot more to lose than I do! It’s so infrequent that you get to play that card in life! LMAO It’s like winning a hand with a Queen in a the non-trump suit in Euchre.
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    The Forthcoming Recession

    I was reading an article 2 weeks ago.... where an independent business association shared that 1 in 3 small businesses will struggle to pay their bills after 1 month. What do you think is going to happen to small businesses in months 2, 3, 4 (which are not only likely, but highly probable)? Do we assume these large corporations are just going to going to hire everything back? Can you imagine what it’s going to be like working for HR? Lmao And I’d love to see poll results of people who WON’T return to their previous employer after being laid off! Haha
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    The Forthcoming Recession

    So many long-time posters! What a privilege to talk to some old friends. I hope you and the entire ES community (and your families) keep well/healthy, stay safe, and support each other in any way possible. That’s the strength of community. Thank you! Fortunately for my family, our lifestyle is very isolationist and minimal (rural live). Our biggest impact (adjustment) is financial (business). And I’m trying to forecast 1-2-3-6 month plans (worst-case scenarios), if nothing changes. Everything is on the table right now. Personally, I think this is a game-changer. Right now, as it should, it’s about an immediate (acute) response - just need to survive this. But I think we’re all going to go through a deep healing process on the other side of this, and no one will be spared.
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    The Forthcoming Recession

    Hi Dan! I logged off all the main social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) last April for good. I just visit ES, and a Buffalo Sabres message board community. Just to read and stay informed. Personal choice/evolution..... I don’t feel compelled to share my opinions any more, at large. But I was triggered by Fergason’s post I have to say, between Apple News and the posts on here... you ALL are well ahead of the curve than anywhere else I’ve seen and people I talk to - even if they get the info, they’re a couple of days behind. So that’s a tribute to this community! So thank you ALL! Sincerely.
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    The Forthcoming Recession

    Exactly. I live in Ontario. All non-essential businesses are shut down... and today, our premier is announcing a refinement of ‘essential’ businesses — to exclude some originally on the list. As a small business owner (non-essential) myself (no employees) running an independent healthcare/wellness practice in a commercial building with a lease up in January. I’ve renegotiated with my landlord for the next 2 months at 50% rent (forgiveness, not deferral). However, best estimates here are now July 1st.... which means it’s pretty likely I’ll be moving out in June 30th and defaulting on the rest of the lease. Good luck getting anything from me in small claims court! I can’t go 3.5 months without ANY revenue (I don’t have a profession that can work remotely).... shut down, not only by a pandemic but officially by my professional regulatory body and government, and cover the cost or rent for a quarter of a fiscal year! This isn’t a slow month or a recession..... this is a catastrophic world event. Contracts/agreements in the old world no longer apply, as far as I’m concerned. Heck, if business can bail on employees with 2 weeks severance..... I’m giving my landlord 3 months as far as I’m concerned. The government strategy, at the moment, is to make small business loans easily available for little-to-no interest. There’s absolutely NO WAY I’m going to go into debt... just to come back into this new economy. Business is going to be SLOW for at least a year, maybe 2. We’re all going to have to rebuild our businesses from scratch... and it’s going to start with businesses giving away 50% discounts to get people in. It’s going to be a nightmare. So I’m not going to take a business loan.... to start anew with 1-arm tied behind my back. So I’ll soon be looking for some cheap new rent in all the empty plazas.
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    Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    That was a blink of an eye.... and long forgotten. It was a magical season with a nightmarish ending. And a one-off that was more trauma than anything else. Can you forgive a Skins fan for attempting to repress that memory?
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    Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    I guess I’ll just leave this here. New article/interview up.... where Gruden is quoted saying that the new rookie drafted this year must make an impact immediately. Until Daron Payne this year.... we haven’t had many rookies that can complete an NFL season..... let alone make an impact. Perhaps Kerrigan was the last.
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    Ye Auld 2019 Free Agency Tracker

    Or the night before Free Agency (at least for cap purposes).
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    Ye Auld 2019 Free Agency Tracker

    Brian Quick. Low mileage. Pretty fresh legs. He should have another good camp though!