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Tucker Carlson Tells The Hard Truth [COVID19]
American Conservative ^ | March 9, 2020 | Rod Dreher

Posted on 03/10/2020 6:16:37 AM PDT by C19fan

This is a hugely important opening monologue from Tucker Carlson tonight — especially for conservatives, but actually for everybody. And most of all, for that Fox News watcher in the White House. Straight-up truth-telling right here:

He criticizes unnamed “leaders” for downplaying the virus’s seriousness, but we all know he’s talking about Donald Trump. Look at this: same administration, same day:

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: chinavirusinfo; ourside; trusttheplan; tucker; virus
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To: LouieFisk shut up already...sheesh.

141 posted on 03/10/2020 8:33:48 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Crim

Just trying to help your frazzled nervous condition, considering your complaints about being upset by seeing any coronavirus news. Maybe just try things that are more easing to your mind - kittens, puppies, flowers, etc - I’m sure there are some topics and threads you can handle much better.

142 posted on 03/10/2020 8:37:48 AM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: LouieFisk

Your lame attempt to conflate my mockery with angst is cute.

Do you do a little church lady superiority dance around the room after every whiney post you make too?

“This town needs an enema”

*looking at tisk tisk lou fisk*

143 posted on 03/10/2020 8:40:49 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: CharleysPride

Saudi Arabia told Putin to pound sand and ordered maximum output even with Covid pressure

That’s what tanked prices

Are fears of the end of the world having an effect...some

But the big plunge took place upon the Saudi announcement

And the war tween Salman and Putin has been going on a while

Salman spoke with Trump right before the announcement and one suspects Trump wanted to know for how long since it harms USA shale in particular

Russia has to sell oil at 60-70 according to most experts to pay bills

It supposedly cost them 30 a barrel to cover production costs

Urals is a high grade crude

Comparable to Brent but better than West Texas Intermediate

The price war is prolly 70% of the pressure on oil markets

They are up a bit now...

OPEC Basket and Urals sell for about 50% more than our domestic stuff

I’m guessing more production at the cracking tower...less bunker and asphalt maybe..

144 posted on 03/10/2020 8:40:58 AM PDT by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: wardaddy

Don’t underestimate the impact this may have on the Mullahs in Iran, especially on top of their Coronavirus issues.

145 posted on 03/10/2020 8:42:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: LouieFisk

Here is a clue lou...we are all gonna die....if a cold virus has your name on it...maybe you should have stayed on mars.

146 posted on 03/10/2020 8:42:36 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: C19fan

Maybe I’m ignorant because I don’t spend a lot of time watching the 24-Hour Noise Cycle, but how exactly has the Covid-19 situation been mishandled here?

Italy had a few cases of Covin-19 five weeks ago and now is on a nationwide lockdown. The US had a few cases five weeks ago and now... has a few cases of Covid-19. No epidemic. The virus is pretty much contained here. Everyone with the disease is being treated. No mass deaths, no overwhelmed hospitals. And unlike Italy, we have had the virus enter our country in several places.

Where’s the disaster? So far, the consequences have been limited to a few dozen tragic-but-inevitable deaths, a predictable run on some supplies, a dip in the stock market, and the cancellation of a gaggle of tech-hipsters in Austin. Seems like a manageable problem to me.

Here’s something leftists, liberals, and, unfortunately, lifelong Washingtonians like Tucker have trouble wrapping their heads around. Not every problem has to be solved by some massive federal government project, and not every crisis needs to be handled by diktat from Washington. Maybe, just maybe, we don’t need to throw away that great federalist system we have just because there’s a crisis. Maybe, just maybe, allowing local authorities to handle problems in ways that make sense for their local circumstances works in a continent-spanning nation of over 300 million.

Or, I’m just not watching enough CNN and need to panic more.

147 posted on 03/10/2020 8:45:40 AM PDT by The Pack Knight
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To: Jane Long

Jane, all due respect, but for the first time, surely, I disagree with you

148 posted on 03/10/2020 8:45:55 AM PDT by Guenevere (Press On!)
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To: ManHunter

thanks for the article

149 posted on 03/10/2020 8:46:59 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: dfwgator

Indeed it’s pounding Iran

150 posted on 03/10/2020 8:49:07 AM PDT by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: wardaddy
Thanks for the detailed rundown, so many moving parts. The Saudis have usually burned themselves with price wars, but with such a glut it will be hard to keep US production afloat. I guess the big fear, is this unravels financing for the energy sector and spreads to Financials. This is a wild time.
151 posted on 03/10/2020 8:49:11 AM PDT by CharleysPride (Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Thank you, President Trump.)
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To: The Pack Knight
Where’s the disaster?

The disaster, and it's aftermath, is coming, in the form of liberalism being exposed for what it is to the entire nation, irrespective of the plans and efforts of the media, by the president's actions, to date.

152 posted on 03/10/2020 8:50:33 AM PDT by going hot (happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Reno89519

Be careful what you wish for.

This comes down to the wisdom of the Chinese running a level 4 bioweapons facility in one of the most populated areas of their country. The distance between that lab and the wet market that the virus took off from is measure in hundreds of feet.

Chances are good a lab worker sold a test animal at that market and the rest is history.

Yes, nursing homes are going to get cleaned out. I think it is fifty/fifty as to whether that’s a tragedy or a blessing. I just watched my father in law die slowly over the last five years in one of those places.

Bottom line is China isn’t ready to be a superpower.

As for us being ‘ready’ for something like this. No country can be ‘ready’ for a novel virus. Period. Novel means ‘new’ and if the Chinese aren’t going to come clean with the sequencing you need in order to deal with it until it is clear that it is completely off the chain in China, then you really don’t have a lot of options.

Now they have it modeled down to the last atom - both the S and L strains. (Yup, two strains).

It takes time to spin up tests that are EFFECTIVE, and CHEAP. China’s were neither.

Wuhan virus will pass. CFR will likely be four times what seasonal flu is. That will suck, but it is not unexpected.

153 posted on 03/10/2020 8:59:26 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: C19fan
You take stupid to the 10th power. This virus hysteria is a hoax being hyped by the media, WHO, CDC, left wing loons and I guess you. Hardly anybody has died from this. 18,000 already dead from the regular flu in the US. You have a better chance of being eaten by a polar bear than dying of the corona virus. 😆
154 posted on 03/10/2020 9:02:13 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: MNJohnnie
Tucker Carlson is severely concerned. 😩
155 posted on 03/10/2020 9:04:10 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: Guenevere

Yes, respectively, we will have to agree to disagree.

Best to you, dear FRiend.

(And, I appreciate your courtesy, in disagreement. Take care :)

156 posted on 03/10/2020 9:26:04 AM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.cuase)
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To: Mr. K

Some of the people on these threads can’t seem to walk and chew gum at the same time. Being aware of the seriousness of this and preparing for it, while refusing to become hysterical, seems a fine line that some can’t walk. We keep needing to accuse one another of ‘not seeing everything in the same way’. That makes us no better than the leftists who are trying to make political currency of a potential disaster.

I don’t believe it’s ‘just like the ‘flu’ - I think it has the potential to be much, much worse. But I believe we have competent people trying to walk that fine line themselves; and there are things we can do to protect ourselves and prepare.

Spending a lot of time projecting gloom, doom and criticism of the president doesn’t seem expedient in the situation.

157 posted on 03/10/2020 9:30:14 AM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: montag813; All
#1 point was that our own "leaders" MADE us completely dependent for medical supplies and drugs (and so much more) on a regime that hates us and wants us dead. "They need to pay for what they've done. But they probably won't." -- THAT is the most important issue in America right now. Outright treason by those in the Deep State, both parties, for decades.

Good points. However the fear-mongering is unnecessary.

The Enemy-Of-The-People media is doing its best to cause panic. They don't need help from anyone else.

But, perhaps President Trump can lesson media-driven anxiety by adressing the nation and discussing the above points? (Or have a televised meeting with the persons handling the problem? )

Finally, IMO-POTUS has not dowplayed the problem.

What else can he do ?

Call for panic?

Shut the whole country down?

More are going to die driving their cars than will be killed from the virus.

Should he ban people from driving?

The way the enemy media and democrats have attacked POTUS during this outbreak is completely disgusting. They once again demonstrate why they are the enemy of the people.

158 posted on 03/10/2020 9:37:55 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't ? wait do it today.)
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To: JusPasenThru

Thank you for your service and your persistence.

I’ve saved people’s lives in water and on land, but this is a whole other thing. Or is it? How is your immune system? Can you beat this like a younger person? (Which is quite possible.)

Best of luck.

159 posted on 03/10/2020 9:50:25 AM PDT by Concentrate (ex-texan was right and Always Right was wrong, which is why we lost the election.)
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To: C19fan

Rudy W. Giuliani @RudyGiuliani

The United States Leading Causes of Death, CDC data:

Heart Disease: 635,260
Cancer: 598,038
Accidents: 161,374
CLRD: 154,596
Stroke: 142,142

FLU: At least 12,000 people have died between Oct. 2019 - Feb. 2020,

Likely at the very bottom, China Virus: 27

12:29 PM · Mar 10, 2020

160 posted on 03/10/2020 9:53:57 AM PDT by McGruff
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