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  2. ginger

    HOARDING

    ^Better yet, maybe Mayor David could consult with John Cordisco so the people on the northside could have essential supplies. What's going to happen tomorrow when all of the people on Social Security get their checks and there is no bath tissue? There's CVS, Johns store and the Family Dollar over there. It's unacceptable. A voucher system like they had in the depression maybe?
  3. Kaz

    Taxes (Issues) Due tomorrow?? Why Now??

    If they are doing their job then yes they should be getting paid. If they are using this as an extended vacation then they don't need to collect unemployment, they need to be fired. Just because you are not in the same physical building doesn't mean you can't teach (or learn). There are whole colleges built around the concept of distance learning. Heck, even SUNY does it. So, take your lesson plans, adapt them to 'distance learning', have the schools set up a schedule and have at it. Of course that would require some leadership and parents to inconvenience their kids to wake up before 3pm so that's the end of that pipe dream.
  4. Kaz

    HOARDING

    There is absolutely no need for hoarding of toilet tissue. Here is the subject matter expert:......Sheryl Crow: ========================================================================== According to Crow's new strictures, the average person should use "only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required". Further details were not offered as to the precise nature of these "pesky occasions", though "we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work", she insists. ========================================================================== So, let's do some math. If you splurge and buy 1 'Super Mega Pack' of Charmin , there are 426 sheets per roll x 12 rolls which gives us: 5112 'regular' bathroom visits. Assuming 1 bathroom visit per day we get 14 years. (or) 2556 pesky '2 tissue' visits. Assuming 1 pesky '2 tissue' event per day we get 7 years. (or) 1704 very pesky '3 tissue' visits. Assuming 1 very pesky '3 tissue' event per day we get 4.5 years. Cuomo needs to put a stop to this, start selling this stuff $.50/sheet. Or better yet - encourage people to be kind to the environment and go 'Frisco' style.
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  6. PeteMoss

    Taxes (Issues) Due tomorrow?? Why Now??

    Mother complaining about all the work that teachers are sending home for their children to do. https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/remote-learning-is-turning-out-to-be-a-burden-for-parents/
  7. ginger

    HOARDING

    Number one Thomas, I'm not promoting hoarding. I'm helping people from making useless trips. Are you trying to say bath tissue isn't essential because you know if I get sick then have to self isolate for 14 days after I'm asymptomatic that could be over a month. Why do you suppose I was so adamant about financially helping those healthcare workers out in Washington? Number 2, as previously stated, I shop when I can and that happens to be today.
  8. ginger

    Corona Virus

    Awesome photo 27..brings back memories of my dad taking us to South St Seaport for fried clams and to look at the ships...at that time they only had one antique ship. (before it was developed into a shopping/tourist mecca) I can't recall which medical ship was docked there at the time, maybe Hope. I don't think it was as big as that vessel.
  9. thomas

    HOARDING

    I don't think promoting hoarding is a good idea. And it does not seem all your driving around is essential travel right now either.
  10. You Never Know

    Taxes (Issues) Due tomorrow?? Why Now??

    My question is are all the teachers, vice principals, principals and superintendents being paid for staying at home ? They should be filing for unemployment like everyone else. It is apparent the school year is over. This would be the perfect opportunity to consolidate many of the administrative jobs, Governor Cuomo already indicated school districts are going to face difficult times because state aid will be cut. No revenue , no money. As far as Jason Garnar is concerned it is painful to watch his news briefings. Wait until things get bad in Broome County and sadly it is likely it will, perhaps Rich David should take over at least he has taken some type of meaningful action.
  11. ginger

    HOARDING

    I also bought the last package of #4 cone coffee filters at the Family Dollar on Chenango, 40/ $1.50. All of the other stores I went to had them in stock. Schneiders wanted $2.99 for 100, I think I have some elastic in my sewing box. Just in case.
  12. ginger

    HOARDING

    Sweetheart, if you haven't noticed I work all kinds of crazy hours. The stores aren't open 24/7 anymore so I have to shop when I can which was today...should I wait until I'm down to my last roll? You want to hear the irony of it all? I'm always stocked up on bath tissue. Not only that, every year for Christmas I wrap up huge 96 roll pkgs of Charmin to which I receive exhortations, "Oh Mother!" "Oh Aunt Ginger" to which I reply "Well we might get a snow storm and you'll be happy to have it." Then everyone giggles...everyone except the husbands who have that glint in their eye... "YES! Bath tissue!" WHO'S HAVING THE LAST LAUGH NOW GIRLS?! LOL Here are all of the stores that don't have any... Family Dollar and CVS on chenango st Walgreens CVS and Weis on Robinson st Dollar General and Family Dollar on Court st I was able to score 8 rolls of Green Heritage Pro for $1.19 per roll at Schneiders and I was thankful to find it. I can't imagine what the north and east siders are going through who don't have vehicles. I wonder if Mr Cordisco has a reservation list. It's the one place I didn't stop.
  13. One thing that sucks around the country is that if you are someone you will get care much quicker than if you're a nobody.
  14. ginger

    MANDATED NURSING HOMES DIRECTIVE

    They can bring all of the people they want here, the fact remains there is no staff to care for them.The nursing homes around here have been importing nurses from Syracuse and beyond. Anyone who wants to do hands on nursing is already doing so. Nursing is a physically demanding job and unfortunately the homes around here run their employees into the ground. "Can't you take 800 mg of Ibuprofen?" Um, No. BTW Bing, welcome back...I'm glad you aren't sick...I was worried.
  15. Choo Choo Charlie

    BCV EXCLUSIVE: Broome County leads the STATE in % who die from Coronavirus

    I don’t believe Garnar is lying. Of course we all know a lot more than 29 people within the county have contracted Covid-19, but there are so few test kits in Broome County that the reported number will always be a lot lower than the actual number. The only number we can rely on is deaths. The county actually has a refrigeration trailer that was brought in that can hold 30-40 bodies. So maybe that should tell you what they are actually expecting to happen in the near future.
  16. Logical Attacks

    BCV EXCLUSIVE: Broome County leads the STATE in % who die from Coronavirus

    I think it has more to do with the fact that we only have 30 confirmed cases, you can't draw any form of meaningful statistics from that low of a sample size for a virus. I mean aren't the people who have died from it in Broome relatively old and the expected population to be worst hit? Until we have actual testing in place and have more firm numbers single deaths will be statistically significant, even though they don't paint a real picture.
  17. Good call, Diane. The severely obese are among the people most 'at risk' from coronavirus https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/coronavirus-severely-obese-warned-among-21704686
  18. With everything on hold, WHY hasn't the (COUNTY) government but a hold on our Taxes that will be due? Many struggling to pay they Taxes from check to check while struggling to keep food on the tables for their families. How irresponsible to make struggling residents of Broome County to pay their Taxes during this serious time when most are out of work not knowing when they will be going back to work. This is a very serious issue RIGHT NOW!!!!! Well Jason????!!!!!! Think about it Schools are closed maybe till the end of May or even June or even till the end of the year. Maybe the Gov. C should step in because Jason Garnar doesn't think of this important issue while residents are NOT WORKING with our SCHOOLS CLOSED. I will be calling Bob show tomorrow to bring up this issue.
  19. Thank you for that extraordinary offer of kindness! I don't think we have a local Instacart strike, because I was just able to put in my order. I got several cakes and other essential items. Tonight I'm making Rosemary Lemon Chicken.
  20. thomas

    Corona Virus

    covid spread map now
  21. thomas

    HOARDING

    You were driving all around looking for TP a week ago. You don't have enough now?
  22. Independent

    Bighamton Rifle Club

    Reprinted from BobKingsley.com The Twilight Zone Imagine if you will, a small gun club in upstate New York, over a 100 year old, quick to cow to government decree and comfortable censoring its own members and anyone else who disagrees. Wait, a GUN club, super-submissive to questionable governmental edicts, embracing the muzzling of speech and censoring its members? I thought the general perception of the “gun-culture” was anti-government, anti-edict, and general apprehension of authority? The leadership at the Binghamton Rifle Club, (BRC) apparently needs a reminder from Thomas Jefferson who tells us, “The government is best which governs the least because its people discipline themselves.” Apparently not so at the BRC. I am an eighteen-year member and I questioned the decision that closed the club to all activity due to the Corona-virus outbreak. While I understood and supported suspending activities that congregated people in close groups, my point was that individuals could safely use the facility while practicing appropriate social distancing. The club has 24/7 access and I posited that certainly 3-5 members could occupy a 12-lane shooting range in 3000 square feet of space while keeping distancing protocols. I reasoned that members could decide for themselves the risks, just as they do at the grocery store, pharmacy or hardware store. The President later reinforced this by specifically adding shooting ranges to the list of critical pandemic infrastructure. At first, I lobbied club leadership privately via email. When my concerns and request to re-open the club went unresolved, I reasoned that perhaps other club members felt as I did. To find out, I posted my correspondence with leadership on the clubs Face Book, (FB) page in the effort to engage the some 600 plus members and get their feedback. The club quickly took down my posts. Flabbergasted by this, I posted a picture of the club with the words: “Frozen by Fear” photo-shopped onto the building. The club took down the photo and blocked me from posting to my own clubs FB page. Then a friend of mine posted an inquiry asking what happened to my posts and he too was taken down and blocked. Rod Serling, the creator of the Twilight Zone TV series so popular in the 1960’s was born in Binghamton, NY. What a coincident that the story of the Binghamton Rifle Club today just might suggest a twilight zone episode. Who would have thought that a 105 year-old rifle club could morph itself into a warped mentality that believes censorship and compliance without question is the right way to lead? I wonder just how many other gun clubs and traditional organizations historically thought of as “conservative” are likewise losing their way and their vision? Might the Corona-virus situation be providing a beta-test laboratory for those in positions of power to observe and calculate just how far the American populace can be pushed? Conservative American’s and especially those of us focused on the 2nd Amendment should be on the front lines of a healthy skepticism towards government. Voltaire provides a clarion song when he said, “It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.” Hopefully, the BRC is not the canary in the coal mine for the trajectory of political philosophy in our nation. We must assert ourselves as citizens not subjects and heed Thomas Jefferson who said: “A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take all that you have.” To learn more about this and to follow this author, go to bobkingsley.com and subscribe to receive notices whenever he publishes new articles.
  23. Bingoloid

    MANDATED NURSING HOMES DIRECTIVE

    It's not unheard of for nursing homes to be abandoned in Texas and Louisiana during hurricane season. Notice where the water is in this photograph from Dickinson, TX. Then there were the dozens of patients who drowned at St. Rita's during Katrina because management ignored an evacuation order. Cuomo's decision on that seems ill-advised, but I understand the logic of getting stable patients out of the hospital. If you reside in a nursing home, and you're discharged to home isolation, I'm assuming the expectation is that you'll be isolated in your nursing home. When I saw this announced last week in the context of Staten Island, I took it to be that they were only issuing the directive in the counties where they know they simply can't have anyone in the hospital who doesn't have to be there.
  24. Mr. Met

    Tiger King/Joe Exotic

    LOL this shows you how long we've been interacting on here. I actually remember when you were 26 haha
  25. I really think it's a statistical anomaly. Consider this: A Rumble Pony player gets called up to the Majors. He goes 1 for 2 in his first game. He's batting .500! Is he better than the the greatest hitter of all time, Ty Cobb, who had a career average of .366? Possibly, but doubtful. We will need a larger sample size. Both the numerator (deaths/hits) and the denominator (infections/at bats) will need to be bigger for a valid comparison. In both cases, time will tell.
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