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  1. For what? What part of my post suggested anyone volunteer for anything? Are you misrepresenting my posts again Barb? I will say this. If I were a younger working class person, I would continue to work if the country's leaders determined that it was in the best interest of our nation. I worked through several deadly disasters in my career at risk to myself. Today, on the news, I saw a video clip of the Governor of New York expressing second thoughts about how he had completely shut down the city. I think it's unfair to criticize those who are having this very frank discussion, regardless of what their politics might be. What I don't want to do is spend the final 10 years of my life (if I have that much left) in an economic depression without the pension and retirement income that I spent over 40 years working and saving for. It could all be gone quickly, and what little might remain could be worthless, ravaged by inflation. An economic depression would destroy the standard of living that most of us retirees worked for and have been able to enjoy up to this point.
  2. I don't care for Mr. Patrick and don't agree with him on much. However, this country is already headed for a deep recession. If we enter into a depression, it may cost as many lives as this virus will and it will definitely change a way of life for billions of people. It will set back the world's economy many decades. So, while not necessarily agreeing with him, I certainly can see his point.
  3. This can apply to anyone. Traveling has nothing to do with it. So, you are advocating that everyone, everywhere should self isolate?
  4. I would guess that New Orleans is experiencing this increase as a result of Mardi Gras, which recently ended the last week of February. People go there from all over the country. Mardi Gras is the antithesis of social distancing.
  5. You don't have to wait for the mail to do the census. You can go to https://my2020census.gov/ and fill out the questionnaire. You just won't have the census ID which comes with the mail out and is tied to your mailing address.
  6. With regard to what to call county leaders, if you lived here, it wouldn't be confusing at all. The county leader is called a judge because the commissioners are part of a "commissioners court". It doesn't have to make sense to anyone outside of here. Texans believe in local control of most things, kind of like our country used to be. The Governor could step in and take charge, but he has left it up to the counties to make most of these decisions. He did order that restaurants and bars could not serve in house. There are 254 counties in Texas. One size does not always fit all. If you feel unsafe with Texas' methods, I advise to not come here. You have a choice. 🙂
  7. Or, a link to a computer virus.
  8. A Texas county judge is the administrator of the county and sits at the head of the county board of commissioners. He is not part of the judiciary. County judges are very powerful in Texas. He's more like a city manager, only for the county.
  9. Yeah, I think location matters. I was looking at Houston dealers and most of their "1/2 ton" trucks are 2 wd. I also think Ford leans more toward 4 wd than Chevy just by my dealer search. A quick search of Capitol Chevy in Austin shows 265 Silverado 1500's and 200 of them are 2 wd with 65 4 wd. I've owned about 20 pickups in my life, including Dodge, Ford, Chevy, Datsun, and Toyota. Only one was 4 wd and I bought it because it was the only thing they had in Colorado. The only time I ever put it in 4 wd was to test it.
  10. I assume you're only referring to 250, 2500 and above. Most 150,1500 pickups are still 2 wd.
  11. Aurora is a penny stock. Very tempting.
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