April 24, 2020
Police chiefs from Texas to Washington are standing up against draconian orders from local leaders demanding strict adherence to extreme social distancing measures
“This simply is not good enough in times when we have taken such drastic measures as the suspension of constitutional rights.”
A judge in Harris County, Texas, on Wednesday ordered residents to start wearing face masks in public for 30 days beginning next week — or possibly face a fine.
“…they will lead rebellions against higher levels of government…in the name of their interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.”
San Diego protesters say county overreaching on coronavirus restrictions; sheriff threatens legal action
A coastal city in San Diego County is demanding that county officials return local control over its access to public spaces such as walking trails and beaches.
CEO of Ryanair says his planes won’t fly if middle seats must be kept empty for “idiotic” social-distancing rules
“Either the (Irish) government pays for the middle seat or we won’t fly”
Researchers have never been able to develop a medically proven vaccine against any strain of coronavirus.
“In late March, real estate investment firm Ashford Inc. was on the verge of financial ruin…Ashford is now the top recipient nationwide of coronavirus relief aid from the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Act.”
Tampa Bay Times $8.5 million — Seattle Times $9.9 million — Axios $5 million
“Put down a deposit and, at some schools, your tuition will never go up. Like to sleep in? Other colleges will give you early registration privileges so you don’t get stuck with morning classes. Still others are throwing in free food, free football tickets, even free books autographed by celebrity faculty members in residence.”
“…the Federal Reserve in recent weeks has poured money into the economy at the fastest rate in the past 200 years. Unfortunately, this overreaction could turn out just as poorly; history suggests the U.S. will soon see an inflation boom.”
“When we get on the other side of the pandemic, it’s going to be a buyers’ market again for labor,” said Elise Gould at the Economic Policy Institute. “People will just be scrambling to get a job, any job.”
Instead of trying to move classes online, schools should support parents in educating their children. “One-size-fits-all education barely works in a classroom, but it is completely unmanageable with kids spread out across their various households working independently.”
And I was having such a nice day…
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