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  1. I think there's some truth here. Can't ignore the fact that Jesus can physically heal everyone and he doesn't. But, to @Kal El's point, I think Jesus does want us to provide for others as a natural reaction to being a follower of his.
  2. I wouldn't say he's apolitical. I agree he doesn't support a man-made party, but he's political in the sense that he came to establish a kingdom, debated with religious political leaders, and died a political death. While not taking the side of a political party, he took the side of his father and of the people and he was against the rulers who abused their position and led people away from God.
  3. Yes, I think it would be good if the government knew a ballpark number being saved before spending $2.2T. The government already has values for lives that I assume they use in situations like this. It seems obvious to me that there is some sort of value that needs to be met. Doesn't mean I know what that value is and I'm glad it's not my decision. I'm glad it's really not even something that I have to contemplate.
  4. Again, no idea. Where is this questioning headed?
  5. I hope someone has a decent idea on how many lives are being saved and we didn't spend $2.2T blindly.
  6. Ok, it sounds like I’ve been defining “political” a little differently. I think I get what you’re saying now.
  7. Why does it need to be this way? Are you suggesting discussions about the level of government involvement in the economy doesn't have to lean towards being a political discussion? What would that look like? What do you mean by "political"?
  8. No, it's because a key part of the definition of capitalism is about the level of control the government has. Economics as a study of markets/prices/incentives/behavior is not political. Discussions about economic systems and how the government should or shouldn't be involved in manipulating those markets/prices/incentives/behaviors is political. Discussions of price theory and equilibrium prices where demand and supply intersect is economics and not political. Whether the government should allow market prices to be what they are or institute some kind of price control is political.
  9. Great player. One of 16 players with a 99 yard offensive TD. Not just a WR. Also played RB early in career in Cleveland and was a great KR/PR with 8 TDs there. And, obviously, broke the Redskins color barrier.
  10. Technically pretty easy, but with difficulties. Census doesn't ask for SSN or another common identifier so would have to rely on linking data by address and name. Legally much more difficult. Census responses are legally limited in their uses.
  11. Similar story here. We did a refrigerator, washer, stove, microwave bundle with Best Buy in 2017. I'll leave out the delivery failures with Best Buy for now and just focus on Whirlpool. The dishwasher motor broke twice in the first 2+ years. They replaced both under warranty even though we were technically a couple days over warranty on the first motor. Also, in the first year, the door gasket was torn which caused a minor leak. Luckily we noticed it quickly and it didn't cause damage. Also covered under warranty. It was a previous dishwasher leak (don't remember the brand) that led to a lot of repairs (covered by insurance) and we went ahead and replaced all appliances at that time. So we were really annoyed at that gasket tear. Several months ago, I think the motor was broken again. This time, though, they weren't going to cover it unless we paid hundreds of dollars to have the control panel fixed first so they could then determine if the motor was broken. We refused and bought a KitchenAid. Just recently, our freezer was occasionally dripping out the front. Turns out a drain in the back was gunked up. Repair guy fixed it and it was only $120 for the visit (no parts no additional labor cost) but a fix that needed to be made in the first few years of it's life. We've also had some issues with cheap pieces of plastic like others have mentioned in this thread. Our stove light went out in the first few months. Not a big deal, but also not a great sign. More importantly, one of the large front burners doesn't work right. You can use it on high and boil things, but none of the medium level heats get very hot. Never tried to get that fixed. We have three other burners so not sure it's worth paying a repairman to even come look at it. So far, the microwave is fine. That's four Whirlpool appliances and three have had problems (one, the dishwasher, multiple problems) in less than 3 years. I will not buy Whirlpool again. Oh, and I haven't spent a single dollar at Best Buy since then either.
  13. So I understand you correctly, you are saying that seeing good data on those examples is something that would tell you that we are testing enough? If we could break down the "positives" into multiple categories? Or am I misunderstanding you?
  14. Makes sense. What would tell us that? News reports? Is there data that can help determine when that might be? Maybe one indicator would be that our positive/(positive+negative) rate drops because that would show that we are testing so many people that we aren't as picky about who we test?
  15. Makes sense. What would tell us that? News reports? Is there data that can help determine when that might be?
  16. For a while, we've been saying "We need to test!" And that's true. But at what point do we say "We are testing!" I believe there were over 60,000 tests yesterday. Does that qualify as "We are testing"?
  17. Agree. In a show loaded with amazing characters, McNulty isn’t at the top.
  18. Or Bubbles hanging himself. On first watch, I really thought they were killing him off.
  19. So we have one QB on the roster (not counting Alex Smith)? Will be interesting to see how they fill out other QB spots.