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Rack

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Here in Tulsa it seems as if the local establishments are fairly lax with even their staff not wearing mask whereas the national And Texas chain type places have mask and are much more into social distancing and all that. Interesting trends. Went to Charleston’s where they were full to about 50% capacity and all the staff was wearing mask...at Rons in Jenks it was more, shall we say “optional” lol, for the staff.
 

Rack

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If you out of staters are feeling less free it’s time to return to Oklahoma...at least for a visit if not for the fact we aren’t going to sit on our asses any longer. Positivity is on the rise here and even Elon Musk is considering Tulsa as a future “home.” Btw, if that happens GT is 100% forgiven by me for his over exuberance on the virus early last month.
 

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'Major reallocation shock' from coronavirus will see 42% of lost jobs evaporate: Study

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/...-see-42-of-lost-jobs-evaporate-172558520.html
Permanent job losses are likely to be a feature of the eventual U.S. recovery, according to University of Chicago research, which estimates that 42% of recently unemployed workers will not return to their jobs amid the “profound” shock stemming from coronavirus lockdowns.​
Wait, now we trust models? @GumbyFromPokeyLand ?
 

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Cool news for the day....

Texas Motor Speedway is hosting high school graduations. They have room to spread spectators and students out and a 218x95 HD jumbotron that was (and may still be) the world's largest for parents to watch from cars or personal chairs in the infield.

A lot of kids have had a lot of rites of passage and events cancelled in this so I'm glad the speedway is helping out. They started now and will be doing multiple per day to accommodate many schools.
 

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Cool news for the day....

Texas Motor Speedway is hosting high school graduations. They have room to spread spectators and students out and a 218x95 HD jumbotron that was (and may still be) the world's largest for parents to watch from cars or personal chairs in the infield.

A lot of kids have had a lot of rites of passage and events cancelled in this so I'm glad the speedway is helping out. They started now and will be doing multiple per day to accommodate many schools.
So when their kid crosses the stage the parents will take their shirt off, hold their beer up and in a drunken stupor just yell WOOOO! as they track them across the stage.
 

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'Major reallocation shock' from coronavirus will see 42% of lost jobs evaporate: Study

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/...-see-42-of-lost-jobs-evaporate-172558520.html
Digging a little into the article that is only based on many more months of lockdown or a resurgence of this or another virus. The headline is misleading.

“If the pandemic and partial economic shutdown linger for many months, or if pandemics with serious health consequences and high mortality rates become a recurring phenomenon, there will be profound, long-term consequences for the reallocation of jobs, workers and capital across firms and locations,” the U of C’s researchers wrote.
 
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Digging a little into the article that is only based on many more months of lockdown or a resurgence of this or another virus. The headline is misleading.

“If the pandemic and partial economic shutdown linger for many months, or if pandemics with serious health consequences and high mortality rates become a recurring phenomenon, there will be profound, long-term consequences for the reallocation of jobs, workers and capital across firms and locations,” the U of C’s researchers wrote.
It's just the latest doomsday "this could happen, if this happens" story.

The cliche, since before I was in JB school at OSU in the early 90's has always been "if it bleeds, it leads."

True then, holy crap it's true now.

If you're shoveling crap for hits & clicks 24/7, you realize that feel good stories or good news doesn't pay the bills & never will. It's a shame, but it's true.
 

Rack

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When do the other States courts force their Governors hands besides Wisconsin (Oh Wisconsin Baby!) and Oregon? How many others like New Mexico are still holding their people hostage? When does it end??