Panic buying / stocking up

as I hear it the people are taking things into their own hands and ignoring the governors. something about them not having the powers they think they do to stop people working.
They do have the powers, but they have to be able to implement them. It is a symptom of the layers of government in the USA:

Start at Federal level,
then State level,
followed by county level,
finally city/township level.

Each has its own layer of legislation, rules and law enforcement, and each wants to be able to piss higher up the wall of politics and power than the other. Watching the local and national news here it is quite amazing the drivel that comes out of Washington (read Trumper and Co.) and either the kowtowing to his "xspurt" opinion, or the advocation of commonsense and intent to follow the science by some Mayors of large areas like Atlanta, and Washington DC.

Theoretically State Governors could force mayors to do their bidding, however the language being used by the sensible governors and mayors seems to be very careful. They are advising rather than instructing businesses and individuals how they should conduct themselves. For example: The Mrs had a teleconference with the external legal advisors to their company yesterday and the lawyer stated that any company not sticking 100% to the CDC guidelines could find themselves at the sharp end of a lawsuit in the future should there be death or illness. Should a business follow the direct instruction of a Governor/Mayor and it causes death, or serious illness then they could be vicariously liable. There are also considerations for shared buildings should an employee in one business become ill/die that can impact the other businesses if they fail to perform certain subsequent actions.

Watching it all happen from the safety of my living room sofa and it seems that the motivational driver here is the almighty $. Trump has his own businesses bleeding money at the moment so he himself wants, probably needs, to get punters through his the doors.
 

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They do have the powers, but they have to be able to implement them. It is a symptom of the layers of government in the USA:

Start at Federal level,
then State level,
followed by county level,
finally city/township level.

Each has its own layer of legislation, rules and law enforcement, and each wants to be able to piss higher up the wall of politics and power than the other. Watching the local and national news here it is quite amazing the drivel that comes out of Washington (read Trumper and Co.) and either the kowtowing to his "xspurt" opinion, or the advocation of commonsense and intent to follow the science by some Mayors of large areas like Atlanta, and Washington DC.

Theoretically State Governors could force mayors to do their bidding, however the language being used by the sensible governors and mayors seems to be very careful. They are advising rather than instructing businesses and individuals how they should conduct themselves. For example: The Mrs had a teleconference with the external legal advisors to their company yesterday and the lawyer stated that any company not sticking 100% to the CDC guidelines could find themselves at the sharp end of a lawsuit in the future should there be death or illness. Should a business follow the direct instruction of a Governor/Mayor and it causes death, or serious illness then they could be vicariously liable. There are also considerations for shared buildings should an employee in one business become ill/die that can impact the other businesses if they fail to perform certain subsequent actions.

Watching it all happen from the safety of my living room sofa and it seems that the motivational driver here is the almighty $. Trump has his own businesses bleeding money at the moment so he himself wants, probably needs, to get punters through his the doors.
ah america land of litigation.
 

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LE
You've just disclosd you worked at 'Woolies'.


Put the beard away, You won't be needing it anymore on here.

Put your hands on top of your pate and lay down the beard.
In my own defence there were few pocket-money jobs for teenies in our Dorset coastal resort town in the off-season.
 
ah america land of litigation.
You know what we Brits are like, someone acts like a knob, so you tell them they are a knob, maybe punctuating the statement with a punch on the nose. Point made, everyone moves on.

Americans, by and large, are the least personally contentious people I have ever met. They cannot cope with an argument, never mind a barney, use long words combined with an officers mess British accent and they are mentally phuqed, you can watch their brains flip-flopping trying to make sense of the situation. Don't get me wrong, there are clever Americans, it's just that a good 70% of the population are sub-par when it comes to their education. Therefore lawyers are the way people argue to avoid personal confrontation and having to do clever thinking. The legal system is also skewed in favour of using a lawyer, I and every member of the family carry around a business card for a lawyer who was a leading light in the local DA's office until he set up private practice. Everyone understands that they do not talk to the police and hand over the card telling the police they want the lawyer present. The fact that the lawyer knows all the judges, arranges BBQ's for his old mates in the DA's office, knows the Sheriff and local police chiefs means that anything short of murder will result in a caution rather than a prosecution. Its the best legal system money can buy.

From a civilised european perspective it is just so corrupt it is unbelievable. For Americans though it is all they know, what they were born into and it is just the way it goes.
 
That's the milk fat or cocoa fat rising to the surface. An indicator of cheap chocolate.
Even the good stuff will do it if shoved in the fridge. You'll get less in the high cocoa content bars around 95%, but any fat will turn white and leach out when frozen.
 
Apparently we are going to suffer a meat shortage in Trumpwelt. The meat processing plants were all advised to implement social distancing, but they ignored the advice and now fahsunds of employees have become somewhat poorly.
Well,
That's a load of bull. ;):rolleyes:
 
Connect up some Fire hoses and flush the sh1t back, high pressure water to their faces to stop germs coming out.
Brits abroad, doing their country proud again.

'Expats in Spain have been caught fighting in the street and vomiting outside bars just two days after they reopened. Violence broke out in the popular Paseo de Pedregalejo strip in the port city of Malaga where restaurants have only just started serving customers again following the coronavirus lockdown in the country. Footage shows bins and chairs being thrown during the fight with tourists believed to be involved, according to local press. It came just 48 hours into phase one of Malaga’s Covid-19 exit plan. Police were called just after midnight when the row between two groups escalated outside a bar but those involved fled before officers arrived, Diario Sur reports.'

 
Brits abroad, doing their country proud again.

'Expats in Spain have been caught fighting in the street and vomiting outside bars just two days after they reopened. Violence broke out in the popular Paseo de Pedregalejo strip in the port city of Malaga where restaurants have only just started serving customers again following the coronavirus lockdown in the country. Footage shows bins and chairs being thrown during the fight with tourists believed to be involved, according to local press. It came just 48 hours into phase one of Malaga’s Covid-19 exit plan. Police were called just after midnight when the row between two groups escalated outside a bar but those involved fled before officers arrived, Diario Sur reports.'

Nobody gives a fcuk if Brits are abroad fighting and dying for others, so why would they give a fcuk if they're fighting and honking up on the piss?
 

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