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Name: Reggie
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Hometown: Tulsa OK
Home country: USA
Current location: St. Louis MO
Member since: Fri Jul 7, 2017, 03:08 PM
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IT guy from almost day 1 (1975 on

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Impact of COVID 19 on the economy...

Just a gee whiz fact that a friend of mine who owns a bar told me the other day...the demand for ice by bars etc. had dropped to 1 ton from a regular 100,000 tons of ice. Wow. I didn't get where etc. this happened at (I am assuming in the STLMO area).

Any other startling facts anyone else have?

Infrastructure is a big issue in Missouri too, with all of our bridges, let alone roads, etc.

that need to be reworked, etc. In Missouri for example, we have 6,000 bridges alone, that some of them could use some major restoration or work done. A big job.

An article by son of Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, stated that Infrastructure wasn't needed, etc., and basically states that Infrastructure isn't even needed. Talk about a crock of crap and BS. I've posted a portion of his 'no facts provided' montage as to why Infrastructure isn't needed and he goes tiresomely into 'Socialism' etc. Obviously he feels okay that billionaires and millionaires need their tax cuts while nothing else is needed.

--snip--try not to throw up-----and by the way, they didn't say a word about his 'boyfriend'---

Evangelical Christian leader Franklin Graham strongly criticized President Joe Biden, saying that the commander in chief and Democrats are bringing the "onset of socialism" and that America does not need rebuilding.

Biden delivered an address to a joint-session of Congress on Wednesday to overview the accomplishment of his administration during his first 100 days in office. The president emphasized his goal of passing his multitrillion-dollar American Jobs Plan to fix the nation's crumbling infrastructure, while also unveiling an American Family Plan to provide money and support to people across the country. Republicans largely criticized Biden's proposals and his remarks, as did Graham in a Thursday Twitter thread.
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Article is at https://www.newsweek.com/franklin-graham-says-biden-bringing-onset-socialism-says-america-doesnt-need-rebuilding-1587899

Gov. Parsons shocked me by continuing a state of emergency w/ covid!

A republican governor continued the state of emergency in the state of MO (Missouri). I am shocked since it took him so long to even recognize covid as a serious issue, despite the fact that both major metro areas (KC MO and STL MO) were dealing w/ some pretty serious covid outbreaks, which then spread to SW Missouri and other parts of MO. Perhaps people recognized how screwed up he was in his initial responses to dealing w/ the Covid outbreak?

This article came out in the KMOV online article (a television station here in STL MO)...

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Governor Mike Parson extended the state of emergency in Missouri through August to further help with the fight against the coronavirus.

Parson announced Missouri's state of emergency on March 13, 2020 and it was set to expire on March 31. Parson extended the executive order on Friday through August 31, to "help accelerate COVID-19 recovery."

"The state of emergency extension will allow the state continued flexibility in providing resources and easing regulatory burdens to further assist Missouri’s COVID-19 recovery efforts," Parson's office said in the announcement. "This also allows for continued utilization of the Missouri National Guard and federal funding for COVID-19 response efforts."
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Missouri republicans seem to be bickering with each other...

Ironic and should tell everyone who thinks republicans are moving together as one, they are NOT. I think it is great, not from a purely governing component as we do need responsible government working, especially now in these perilous times, but when they are arguing among themselves over optics (in giving the speech in person vs. being televised). Ridiculous. I see them (repugs) fighting among themselves too in the US Congress too.

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers the State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Jefferson City, Mo. The speech is traditionally given in the House chamber but was moved to the smaller Senate chamber at the last minute due to concerns about the coronavirus.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said lawmakers disrespected him when House leaders told him he couldn’t give his State of the State address in that chamber because of coronavirus concerns. The Republican wrote a letter Friday to GOP lawmakers accusing legislative leaders of an “insider stunt and petty show of arrogance and political power.”

“It is hard to see this as anything other than a purposeful and disgusting scheme to embarrass me and the Office of the Governor,” he wrote. The governor traditionally delivers an annual speech to lawmakers in the House, but Parson said the House told him he couldn’t use that chamber just hours before he was set to speak Wednesday.

Republican legislative leaders said in a joint statement that they switched venues to ensure proper social distancing.

Parson's State of the State speech was scheduled to take place shortly after House lawmakers returned to the Capitol after canceling work for a week because of an outbreak of COVID-19. The Senate has remained in session, but Sen. Andrew Koenig said he tested positive for the virus days before Parson's address. Several other senators were quarantining.

The top Senate Democrat questioned why Parson gave an in-person speech at all.

How did these people die? I saw this in my local news blog this a.m., it caught my

attention...Of course it's terribly sad and a shame, my cousin used to work in a turkey processing plant in Arkansas, she's never touched Turkey since. This is one of those fields where trump's unilateral actions to cut legal immigration down, reduced the number of people willing to do this type of work. Probably why our chicken and/or turkey products have gone up in price, can't find enough workers.

Liquid nitrogen leak at Georgia poultry plant kills 6, Posted on Jan 28, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Ga, (AP) — A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant killed six people Thursday, with multiple others taken to the hospital. Beth Downs, a spokesperson for Northeast Georgia Health System, said five people died at the Gainesville plant before they could be taken to the hospital, while one person died in the emergency room.

The leak happened after 10 a.m. Thursday at Prime Pak Foods, Hall County Fire Department Division Chief Zach Brackett said. He said firefighters arrived to find workers milling around outside, some with injuries. At least four firefighters were injured and take to the Gainesville hospital with what Brackett described as respiratory complaints. Brackett said about 130 workers were taken by bus to a nearby church where they were examined for injuries; some were then taken to the hospital. Hall County school officials said students were being kept safe inside a nearby elementary school and said the leak was contained and not airborne. About 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of a road that runs in front of the plant and school was closed.

Prime Pak Foods merged into Foundation Food Group, a company that takes raw chicken and processes it into products like chicken fingers and individual chicken cuts for restaurants and food service operations. The company’s CEO did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment. Gainesville is the center of Georgia’s poultry industry, which is the nation’s largest, with thousands of employees working for multiple processing plants.

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