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posted by takyon on Friday October 02 2020, @05:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the very-busy-contact-tracers dept.

[20201002_054327 UTC: Added c|net link and quote.--martyb]

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311892190680014849

Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!

A report from c|net adds:

White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memorandum late Thursday that the president and first lady were "both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence."

The announcement of the president and first lady's positive coronavirus test results came just hours after the revelation that top White House aide Hope Hicks had tested positive for the virus as well. The president indicated in an earlier tweet that he and the first lady had begun the quarantine process.

Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump tweets he and first lady Melania Trump test positive for Covid-19

Trump tests positive for COVID-19 after his adviser and confidant Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus

c0lo adds: Dow futures plunge more than 500 points after Trump says he tested positive for coronavirus


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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:30AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:30AM (#1059772)

    > “we will get through this TOGETHER!”

    Trump is really saying "TO GET HER", presumably hillary Clinton will finally be caught.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:36PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:36PM (#1060092)

      Trump is really saying "TO GET HER", presumably hillary Clinton will finally be caught.

      This isn't the place for that sort of thing. People should do their own research [everydayresearchmethods.com].

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:57PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:57PM (#1060099)

        Looking at that, it mentions CNN as a legitimate source of information. Supposing CNN had in its first decades of existence built up a reputation for legitimate reporting, does that have to hold true forever? Especially once ownership has gone through a few hands and business models have changed?

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by c0lo on Friday October 02 2020, @07:30AM

    by c0lo (156) on Friday October 02 2020, @07:30AM (#1059773) Journal

    Telstra [wikipedia.org] says Don't even try and blame 5G for this. [twitter.com] (gotta get a SS for this, I'm not sure it will last)

    Donald Trump has tested positive for coronavirus. Medical supplies arrived at the Whitehouse within minutes. [twitter.com]

    A mystery illness spreads rapidly and causes heaps of people to cry and throw up at the news [twitter.com]. Statisticians expect a yuuuge jump in firstborns named Donald.

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  • (Score: -1, Spam) by nobita88 on Friday October 02 2020, @07:51AM

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:18AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:18AM (#1059787)

    Where is realDonaldTrump when you need him?

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by MostCynical on Friday October 02 2020, @09:39AM (1 child)

      by MostCynical (2589) on Friday October 02 2020, @09:39AM (#1059798) Journal

      he must have retired, unable to provide any further parody.

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      "I guess once you start doubting, there's no end to it." -Batou, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @12:53PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @12:53PM (#1059850)

        The rate to generate randomness is finite after all.

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by PiMuNu on Friday October 02 2020, @09:57AM

      by PiMuNu (3823) on Friday October 02 2020, @09:57AM (#1059805)

      He's ill you insensitive clod! You didn't even RTFS!

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:43AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:43AM (#1059799)

    I predict he will report "a slight fever" over the next two weeks and then come back without any lasting effects on the 17/18 weekend (conveniently being able avoid to ignore any dirt that rises), just in time for two weeks of finaly rallies (boasting what a tough guy he is) until Nov 3.

    • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday October 02 2020, @12:22PM

      by c0lo (156) on Friday October 02 2020, @12:22PM (#1059838) Journal

      You want CT-es? Here, have one:

      I predict he'll be "cured by the vaccine coming out late October for all". Which, if it was good for POTUS, it's good for everybody.
      The fact that it may kill more than the covid itself won't matter if he wins the election. Won't matter if he loses it either, not his problem any more.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Opportunist on Friday October 02 2020, @09:58AM (1 child)

    by Opportunist (5545) on Friday October 02 2020, @09:58AM (#1059806)

    There's still a 2.8% chance that this ends well.

    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday October 02 2020, @02:18PM

      by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @02:18PM (#1059897) Journal

      but only a 1%ers chance of that.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:21AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:21AM (#1059811)

    or is it just more Fake News?

    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:48AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:48AM (#1059822)

      My thought exactly (also posted under the Pathological liar thread). All a fake to generate sympathy and maybe get him out of the debates. It's easy to make a full recovery when you never had the disease in the first place.

      Bone spurs anyone?

      • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:20PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:20PM (#1059865)

        I agree with both parent and grandparent, which is sad. It's an indictment of Trump's gaslighting and relationship to the truth and honesty that I think there is a reasonable chance that he's just lying so he can get sympathy and pretend that "yeah, it's not that bad, I was right all along."

        It's just like how China initially said there was very low numbers and then strangely had a bunch of "re-infections" to true numbers up, only in reverse.

        Time will tell.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:52PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:52PM (#1059878)

          > Time will tell.

          This is only true if he really has the disease and dies. Anything less can be faked by just staying out of the public eye.

  • (Score: 2) by looorg on Friday October 02 2020, @10:30AM

    by looorg (578) on Friday October 02 2020, @10:30AM (#1059815)

    (start_conspiracy) Biden probably infected him. He'll do anything to win. (end_conspiracy)

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday October 02 2020, @11:53AM (23 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Friday October 02 2020, @11:53AM (#1059831) Journal

    You don't want him to die of this yet. Ideally it would happen after election but before inauguration if in the short term, but I personally actually hope he survives this...so he can answer for his crimes once out of office.

    While it would be incredibly fitting, just, and poetic for the asshole who deliberately downplayed this and bungled the response badly enough to lead to almost 200,000 needless extra deaths to die of COVID-19 himself, we need to think about the larger picture here. Death by 'rona is getting off much too easily and he and his cabinet and family will never face earthly justice if he does (though if he's smart he's ordering a double-wide asbestos-lined coffin, because where he's going he's gonna need it...).

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    • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:07PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:07PM (#1059858)

      I remember he got called racist for not downplaying it. Meanwhile Democrat politicians we're saying to go to China town and hug chinese tourists.

      You live in a false reality bro.

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday October 02 2020, @01:20PM (1 child)

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:20PM (#1059864) Journal

      Maybe Mike Pence has also been exposed. Oh my!

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:46PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:46PM (#1060074)

        Don't leave out Ol' Bugeye, Moscow Mitch. If there is a god (or goddess) both Trump and Pence become incapacitated then we may see President Nancy before the election.

    • (Score: 0, Troll) by khallow on Friday October 02 2020, @01:38PM (19 children)

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:38PM (#1059874) Journal

      so he can answer for his crimes once out of office.

      Any evidence for those crimes? I keep hearing a lot about that, but no evidence to go with it.

      and bungled the response badly enough to lead to almost 200,000 needless extra deaths to die of COVID-19 himself

      How many deaths should there have been? Looks to me like there wasn't much of a way to keep covid out of the US. The problem with assertions like the above, is that they compare to a fantasy situation where nothing bad happens. First, show that the president has the power to make that fantasy situation possible through normal, competent action.

      • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @02:52PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @02:52PM (#1059908)

        Given that we have 4% of the world's population, 4% of the world's Covid deaths would be... sad but reasonable. 20% is definitely unreasonable. Less that 4% would be "American exceptionalism" as we would actually expect.

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:20PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:20PM (#1059925)

          Couldn't have anything to do with policy and political choices on how to count infections and deaths, nah.

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by khallow on Friday October 02 2020, @11:36PM

          by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @11:36PM (#1060174) Journal
          The US is vastly more connected than most of the rest of the 96%. The places that got hit hard early on all received travel directly from China. The US just like Europe was going to be inordinately affected early in the pandemic.
      • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Tork on Friday October 02 2020, @03:37PM

        by Tork (3914) on Friday October 02 2020, @03:37PM (#1059932)

        First, show that the president has the power to make that fantasy situation possible through normal, competent action.

        Like asking Americans to wear a mask and leading by example?

        --
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      • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:29PM (14 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:29PM (#1059997)

        So if you're looking for solid evidence then we can hop right on to his multiple abuses of power to interfere in investigations.

        Done. Yet with a complicit GOP controlled senate and a corrupted DOJ we see nothing happen and thus IDIOTS like yourself who won't even read trting he report bumble around going "DeRs No eVidEnCe!!"

        I'm starting to hate you for repeatedly hammering the "no evidence" lie. What exactly do you call the stuff that the GOP refused to let be heard in the senate? Nevermind, I know what your answer will be "a bunch of partisan lies and bullshit." I've been trying hard for 4 years to not hate Trump supporters, but the level of lies and deceit you're willing to engage in makes it very difficult.

        • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday October 02 2020, @06:10PM (12 children)

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:10PM (#1060021) Journal

          Fuck him and fuck anyone who supports Trump at this point. They have no excuse and their human-skin masks are starting to slip. Don't feel guilty about hating people for willfully and deliberately and *gleefully* tossing their souls into the trash compactor.

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          I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:24PM (3 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:24PM (#1060028)

            You need to be tone-trolled for this comment, so you can avoid having your soul slip into the depths of Hell.

            • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday October 02 2020, @06:26PM (2 children)

              by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Friday October 02 2020, @06:26PM (#1060030) Journal

              Not how it works, honey :) Don't worry, I'm taking good care of my soul-body, mostly by not allowing it to fall for stupid shit like Trump's supporters do.

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              • (Score: 2) by slinches on Friday October 02 2020, @07:33PM (1 child)

                by slinches (5049) on Friday October 02 2020, @07:33PM (#1060065)

                Good! Use your aggressive feelings ... Let the hate flow through you.

                • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:04PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:04PM (#1060135)

                  "Soon your transition to the dark side . . . . oops, the Sith died. What now, Obi wan? "

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:35PM (4 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @06:35PM (#1060036)

            I have truly hated very few people in my life and when I actually achieve real hatred it weighs down my soul more than it causes them any discomfort. So I try to avoid engaging feelings of hate and try to work them back to derision and annoyance. Things that don't occupy my emotional state

            It gets difficult as I said. People like khallow pretend to be intellectually rigorous, but on certain topics they become blind and dumb. I would give a finger or tow to magically be able to know which users are just shills and trolls, and which are brainwashed fools.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:53PM (2 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:53PM (#1060076)

              Thank you, Will Rodgers. I know you never met a person you didn't like, but you never met Mister Trump.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:25PM (1 child)

                by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:25PM (#1060113)

                Plenty of people I don't like, quite a few frequently post here! But hatred is a different beast. When I see stulid shit here it mosy irritates me on a more general level because I know the nutters here represent a much larger group. Some are paid shills, which is why I would give up a finger or two for magic see-the-shill powers.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:36PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:36PM (#1060143)

                  Are there shilling agencies or something? It sounds like something that doesn't pay well enough to target small sites. Much easier to just pay a journalist or editor to get something out that has a bit more visibility and credibility.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:05PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:05PM (#1060101)

              People like khallow pretend to be intellectually rigorous, but on certain topics they become blind and dumb.

              Really?!? Is that what khallow has been trying to do? I'm amazed! If that was his intention then he is doing a piss poor job of it.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @11:36PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @11:36PM (#1060173)

            fuck anyone who supports Trump at this point

            Don't tempt me girl, I might start to support Trump just for that.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:41AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:41AM (#1060235)

              Go ahead, and get Covid-19 and die, you disgusting deplorable piece of shit! Your type really make me puke! You vacuous, malordorous, heap of Buzzard droppings!

          • (Score: -1, Troll) by khallow on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:30AM

            by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:30AM (#1060214) Journal

            Fuck him and fuck anyone who supports Trump at this point.

            You can't even fucking say one bit of evidence about Trump's alleged criminal activities. Who really supports Trump?

        • (Score: 1) by khallow on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:27AM

          by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:27AM (#1060211) Journal

          So if you're looking for solid evidence then we can hop right on to his multiple abuses of power to interfere in investigations.

          Yes, I'm looking for that.

          Done. Yet with a complicit GOP controlled senate and a corrupted DOJ we see nothing happen and thus IDIOTS like yourself who won't even read trting he report bumble around going "DeRs No eVidEnCe!!"

          So you even agree that there's no evidence. Remarkable where this is going.

          I'm starting to hate you for repeatedly hammering the "no evidence" lie. What exactly do you call the stuff that the GOP refused to let be heard in the senate? Nevermind, I know what your answer will be "a bunch of partisan lies and bullshit." I've been trying hard for 4 years to not hate Trump supporters, but the level of lies and deceit you're willing to engage in makes it very difficult.

          I don't give a shit what you hate. And I'm not a Trump supporter.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Friday October 02 2020, @12:13PM (3 children)

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Friday October 02 2020, @12:13PM (#1059834) Journal

    None of you have considered another scenario here: Trump declares this an assassination attempt by the Chinese and nukes them in retaliation. That might get him elected President of the entire world.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:03PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:03PM (#1059856)
      A world that is no longer worth ruling.
      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday October 02 2020, @01:22PM (1 child)

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @01:22PM (#1059866) Journal

        To rule a dead world that doesn't oppose you is better than a live world where there are a non zero number who do not worship your every breath.

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        • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Azuma Hazuki on Saturday October 03 2020, @01:29AM

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Saturday October 03 2020, @01:29AM (#1060206) Journal

          There are a disturbing number of people who follow Milton's idea of Satan's driving dogma "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven."

          Leaving aside how incoherent both concepts are (eternal existence for a finite mind inevitably becomes looping eternal torment, and Heaven is a *far* worse problem for the Abrahamic nuttiness than Hell...), there seems to be some kind of common thread of narcissism and utter fixation on control with people like Trump that really *would* rather rule a desolate Hellscape than be out of power in a utopia.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:58PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @01:58PM (#1059883)

    How about poor Melania. She's stuck with him for the duration.

    Or maybe something about Clorox?

    Each countermeasure improves your odds. Each circumvention lowers them. Guess his mask plan was a bit too far in the wrong direction.

    Hopefully, they caught it early enough to use the antivirals.

    If not, NPR is already talking about how Presidential succession works and if the early voters can get a do over.

    He is still the President and we hope for a speedy recovery.

    Interesting times. Grab the popcorn.

  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday October 02 2020, @02:02PM (3 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 02 2020, @02:02PM (#1059884) Journal
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    • (Score: 2) by captain normal on Friday October 02 2020, @07:58PM (2 children)

      by captain normal (2205) on Friday October 02 2020, @07:58PM (#1060077)

      Gee, where can I buy a pair of those "Neanderthal Jeans".

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      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Saturday October 03 2020, @12:12AM (1 child)

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 03 2020, @12:12AM (#1060187) Journal

        Trump has the best Jeans.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:43AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:43AM (#1060236)

          Never seen Trump wear jeans. No "mom" jeans, like Obama. No "skinny jeans", like W cutting brush. Never seen trump ever wear jeans, or any other working man clothes. Might have put on a hard-hat, for show, or a mask, for propaganda. But, no, never any jeans.

  • (Score: 2) by choose another one on Friday October 02 2020, @02:45PM (1 child)

    by choose another one (515) on Friday October 02 2020, @02:45PM (#1059906)

    Wouldn't wish this virus on anyone, and it's particularly sad when it affects people who already have shitty lives.

    So I have to wish Melania a mild case and speedy full recovery.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:04PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @03:04PM (#1059915)

      You're cancelled [nytimes.com], bro.

      Also, go back to Arse Technica.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:28PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @05:28PM (#1059996)

    Never heard of it.

  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Friday October 02 2020, @06:14PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Friday October 02 2020, @06:14PM (#1060022) Homepage Journal

    Poetic justice

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:09PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @07:09PM (#1060048)

    Those words will come back to haunt him. There is no good outcome of him getting this virus. Alyssa Milano has shared her experiences, and does not wish the virus on anyone. I agree with her sentiments. We could be at the end game joked about by George Carlin where the Earth will shake us off like a bad cold. Stay safe everyone.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:14PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:14PM (#1060107)

      We could be at the end game joked about by George Carlin where the Earth will shake us off like a bad cold.

      Oh, good grief! Get some perspective! Humanity is not going to go extinct because of COVID-19. Many millions of people may die, and that really is a tragedy. Especially since many of those deaths are avoidable if only we had some real leadership in the White House instead of the orange guy in the clown suit. But rest assured that humanity, as a whole, will get through this.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by sjames on Friday October 02 2020, @08:06PM (3 children)

    by sjames (2882) on Friday October 02 2020, @08:06PM (#1060081) Journal

    I couldn't help noticing that associated reports show that this news has affected oil prices and the stock market. Why??? Trump isn't actually running any significant industries. Let's face it, if Trump Tower (AKA the REAL Tower of Terror) and his golf courses all fell into a black hole today, it wouldn't really change anything in the world. If he shut down his tie business, workers in China would just pull a lever and start stitching a different label into the ties.

    He certainly isn't responsible for drilling for oil or for sorting out the logistics of delivery and refining.

    So the first order analysis is that any financial action taken is pure irrationality. The second order analysis suggests that it makes sense to get out IF you anticipate that others will act irrationally and damage the value of your holdings as a result. So it's fair to say that the market is ruled by irrationality and the fear of irrationality and it's players know it.

    That leaves all the fine economic theories premised on economic decisions being rational floating in mid-air 6 feet off the end of a cliff, much like Wile E. Coyote just before he realizes he is once again destined to be a victim of gravity.

    Some may try to rationalize it but that is just further irrationality, about as likely to be helpful as the Coyote's parasol when the boulder is falling.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:45PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @09:45PM (#1060127)

      Don't forget insider trading, straight corruption, or fears of future regulation. There may well be real rational reasons for these actions that have nothing to do with what you consider rational aspects.

      • (Score: 2) by sjames on Friday October 02 2020, @09:55PM (1 child)

        by sjames (2882) on Friday October 02 2020, @09:55PM (#1060134) Journal

        There won't be any future regulation caused by Trump's illness until at least January 20th. That toncern would exist independently of his illness given the chances of Biden getting the win.

        Unrestrained corruption and insider trading just further undermine support for current economic policy.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:36PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @10:36PM (#1060142)

          Have you not been paying attention for 20+ years? Wall Street corruption has been off the hook. The crooks don't care much about policy or long term sustainability, they want to get rich no matter what. There are all sorts of possibilities why Trump getting suck miggt make thieves apprehensive. The well being of US economic policy only matters to (some) Democrats and olebes. Republicans don't give a fuck as long as they keep making money for themselves.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:18PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 02 2020, @08:18PM (#1060086)

    He is gonna do it! He is going to Epstein himself with COVID and scoot on over to Russia before the election.

  • (Score: 2) by sjames on Friday October 02 2020, @09:40PM (2 children)

    by sjames (2882) on Friday October 02 2020, @09:40PM (#1060122) Journal

    Watching the special report on Trump's conditioon worstening now. Apparently HE gets flown to Walter Reed and gets a new breakthrough treatment right now. He will not get a bill. No wonder he thinks theres no need to improve healthcare in the U.S.

    If one of us get's COVID, we stay at home until we have trouble breathing, then we get an ambulance or otherwise arrange for a trip to the hospital. We do NOT get new cutting edge treatments unless or until we're headed for the ICU (if then). We very definitely DO get a bill.

    Meanwhile, enough already, we've already gone from stating the facts to vague speculation by people who don't know any more than we do. Can we see how the Cubs are doing now and speculate after the game? There's probably only 3 outs left!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @01:06AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @01:06AM (#1060201)

      Tech Review reports he's had a dose of Regeneron's experimental antibody drug:
          https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/10/02/1009278/what-drug-treatments-will-president-trump-get/ [technologyreview.com]

      The president of the United States, Donald Trump, tested positive for covid-19 and within 24 hours had received an experimental, cutting-edge antibody treatment not available to other Americans.

      In a statement released Friday, the White House said Trump had received “a single 8-gram dose” of the biotech treatment, which belongs to a promising new class of antiviral drugs.

      The president “remains fatigued but in good spirits” after getting the emergency infusion, according to White House doctor Sean Conley. “He’s being evaluated by a team of experts, and together we’ll be making recommendations to the president and first lady in regards to best next steps.”

      Trump and his wife, who also tested positive, were certain to have access to the best medical care the country can provide, including experimental drugs not available to others.
      .....

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:39AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @02:39AM (#1060217)

      You're worried about getting a bill?
      But you have *Obamacare*. I thought that fixed *everything*.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @11:17AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @11:17AM (#1060294)

    When is the ticker-tape parade in New York? You know they will hold one. Folks in Michigan will be too busy dying from the Covid, and going to joing Herman Cain. Reminds me of "The witch is dead" response to the passing of Margaret Thatcher. Amazing how these evil fucks are surprised when people celebrate their death! "Ding-dong, the Donald is dead?" Has a certain ring to it. Might make Runaway cry. Poor Runaway. So sad.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:08PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @03:08PM (#1060357)

    I've been with Soylent from the beginning.
    The constant calls for MURDER from the leftists of people they disagree with has just gotten to be too much for me. Talk like this for several years ends up with the actual murder and mayhem we see now. Have fun spreading the hate here commies, I won't be returning.

    Soylent is now a smaller Slashdot.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @07:05PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @07:05PM (#1060403)

      Exaeta leaves, again? You need to watch a Gavin McInnes proud boy video.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @08:03PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 03 2020, @08:03PM (#1060410)

      Well since you're clearly insane and trying to make yourself into a martyr with false claims, I don't think anyone that matters will care in the slightest. Buh bye!

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 04 2020, @06:49AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 04 2020, @06:49AM (#1060570)

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