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Some good news at last.

I submitted my Mum for priority deliveries with Woolworths yesterday, and they approved it this morning.

Next delivery slot is thursday. Anyone's guess as to what I actually get, but ordered most of what we need.

The worrying thing is, all sorts of 'normal' brands come back with search inclusions, but not found, which suggests suppliers are shutting down, and supermarkets are not getting whole product lines anymore.

Something of a relief to get back on deliveries with someone. Coles have still not launched their version of priority deliveries yet.

A nice reminder of a general need out there.
The petty tyrant county judge Clay Jenkins, a man who likely gets tumescent exercising undue authority on others, closed down Dallas County last week. My workplace was a casualty. I can't do the stay at home thing. I'll probably look into volunteering for meals on wheels or a similar service this week to deliver stuff to the elderly and homebound in lieu of sheltering in place now that Trump's disappointed the hell out of me and extended the guidelines until the end of April.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Holding New Releases
« Last post by TimothyEllis on Today at 01:52:30 PM »
Is anyone having, or hearing of anyone else having, "normal" success with new releases? If not, I'm tempted to hold new titles until May.

My next one is releasing April 2. I'll let you know how it goes.

The pre-order wasn't up as long as my previous one though, so that may be a factor.
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Some good news at last.

I submitted my Mum for priority deliveries with Woolworths yesterday, and they approved it this morning.

Next delivery slot is thursday. Anyone's guess as to what I actually get, but ordered most of what we need.

The worrying thing is, all sorts of 'normal' brands come back with search inclusions, but not found, which suggests suppliers are shutting down, and supermarkets are not getting whole product lines anymore.

Something of a relief to get back on deliveries with someone. Coles have still not launched their version of priority deliveries yet.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Holding New Releases
« Last post by Shoe on Today at 01:37:34 PM »
Is anyone having, or hearing of anyone else having, "normal" success with new releases? If not, I'm tempted to hold new titles until May.
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The early, woefully inaccurate models have precipitated policy reactions that will reap far more lives in suicides, broken marriages, homelessness, lack of medical care from loss of jobs leading to preventable deaths from any number of causes, and so on.

I can't disagree. We're about to slip into a boiling stew of misery. Hopefully, next time we'll be better prepared.
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Please everyone needs to watch/listen to this. It's essential info

We're in a phase now of normalizing the horror statistics and to such a degree that 100,000 deaths could be viewed as dodging the bullet (I don't personally feel we'll get anywhere near that number). It's important to keep in mind 20,000 possibly avoidable deaths is an extraordinarily high number to take lightly.

But I think the real story here will be told in the aftermath. It's clear millions of Americans face another month of uncertainties and the emotional damages may be severe.

Not to take lightly but to understand that it is not exceptional; in fact, the 20,000 cited in the revised United Kingdom numbers is very close to the annual deaths in the United Kingdom from flu which average 17,000 per year, with a range in recent years of 15,000 to 28,000. (U.S. flu deaths average 46,000 with recent years as low as 32,000 and as high as 61,000.)

And it's certainly not grounds for policies that are destroying not only the economy but lives. We live with far greater numbers of daily tragedies. Annual worldwide flu deaths are 300,000 to 600,000 per CDC, annual traffic fatalities worldwide are 1,350,000 per CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/injury/features/global-road-safety/index.html ), annual worldwide deaths from malaria 450,000 to 550,000, etc.

The early, woefully inaccurate models have precipitated policy reactions that will reap far more lives in suicides, broken marriages, homelessness, lack of medical care from loss of jobs leading to preventable deaths from any number of causes, and so on.
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Please everyone needs to watch/listen to this. It's essential info

We're in a phase now of normalizing the horror statistics and to such a degree that 100,000 deaths could be viewed as dodging the bullet (I don't personally feel we'll get anywhere near that number). It's important to keep in mind 20,000 possibly avoidable deaths is an extraordinarily high number to take lightly.

But I think the real story here will be told in the aftermath. It's clear millions of Americans face another month of uncertainties and the emotional damages may be severe.
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Please everyone needs to watch/listen to this. It's essential info

It's from an official briefing by Dr Birx

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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Vijaya on Today at 11:35:30 AM »
My consecration...the last time I was at our beautiful Stella Maris: https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-longest-lent-consecration.html
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Idaho's state shutdown was supposed to end on the eleventh of April, which seemed manageable. With the federal guidelines now continuing to April thirtieth, with Idaho likely to follow, it sounds a little more daunting. My life hasn't exactly been turned upside down by the pandemic, but the enforced isolation is becoming weary nonetheless. I wonder how parents will manage, especially those with moody teenagers.

The day we get the "all clear" will likely be one to remember.
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