Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:48 am

Chris Kluwe was live-tweeting the Orange County (California) Board of Education meeting last night. For the most part, he was documenting a series of ludicrous statements made by parents with no basis in fact, charter school advocates trying to get more public funding, board sycophants, and one reasonable-minded board member. I found this (the bottom one) to be probably his best tweet about it.

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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:03 am

There's something about charter schools with this push to reopen.
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Post by mister d » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:05 am

I'd suggest this is an attempt to undermine public schooling as a whole if I thought they could plan that sort of thing out this quickly.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:11 am

I don't think there's any question at all that private and charter school advocates see an opening here. That's Betsy Devos' one note jam, and she's playing the tune on 11 the last 2 weeks.

Not that complicated a play, quite frankly.
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Post by Ryan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:11 am

NH Catholic schools are offering something like $2K off your first year and $1K off each additional year for any new student who transfers over from public school.
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Post by A_B » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:12 am

Some schools, I think in New Hampshire, are offering incentives to move from public schools.
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GUYS, I'M DOWN HERE! THERE'S NO WAY HE WOULD KNOW THAT ON HIS OWN! HIT THE BUTTON!
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:21 am

Can someone please tell me what the fuck is going on in New Hampshire!!?
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Can someone please tell me what the fuck is going on in New Hampshire!!?
I'll set up a Zoom call to discuss.
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Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

Post by rass » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:46 am

A_B wrote:
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Can someone please tell me what the fuck is going on in New Hampshire!!?
I'll set up a Zoom call to discuss.
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Post by Sabo » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:53 am

An update!

After my post last week, I started feeling better. I managed to work all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and my energy levels were much better over the weekend. I wasn’t 100 percent come Sunday evening, but I was pretty close.

I didn’t sleep well Sunday night, but I felt well enough to work Monday. Shortly after lunch, my energy levels plummeted. I started feeling achy again, the headache returned and generally just felt like garbage. All of the good feelings over the last week just melted away.

I slept about 10 hours last night, but it was a restless and difficult sleep. I woke up this morning and felt terrible again. All of the same symptoms - fatigue, brain fog, headache and muscle aches are very much apparent.

I emailed my primary care physician, who fortunately emailed me back right away. She recommended I get a second Covid test, saying my initial test might’ve generated a false result due to a lack of a “viral load” in my body. Essentially, I might have enough of the virus to make me ill but not enough for the test to detect it.

My PCP said I should get tested through the Cleveland Clinic or University Hospitals, and if that isn’t possible, to go through Rite-Aid or CVS. I went to the Clinic’s site and had to fill out a form to determine if I’m eligible for the test. Unfortunately, I’m not sick enough to warrant a test in the Clinic’s opinion. I guess you have to be feverish and/or gasping for air to get tested.

So I tried Rite-Aid and CVS, and lo and behold, all of their appointments are filled up for today. “Please try again tomorrow!” is literally what the Rite-Aid site said. Great, thanks for the help, Rite-Aid!

So I went to the University Hospitals site and looked at their testing. The site says you need a doctor’s order to get the test, and if your PCP isn’t in the UH system, you should get a virtual visit. My PCP is associated with the Clinic, so I try the virtual visit. After filling out paperwork and paying the $49 fee, I get a phone call from a very nice doctor and describe my symptoms. Her response?
The very nice doctor wrote:Yes, it’s possible you have Covid-19. Unfortunately, MDLive doesn’t have the authority to issue test orders for Covid-19.
WHAT. THE. EVERLIVING. FUCK.

When I voiced my frustration to the doctor, explaining the UH site directed me to MDLive so I could get a Covid test order, she was very apologetic and said other patients told her the same thing.

Again, WHAT. THE. EVERLIVING. FUCK.

So I still feel like shit, have no option to get a Covid test today and am now out $49.

At least the very nice doctor gave me some good advice: Get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, take Tylenol for the aches and let the virus run its course. In other words, keep doing what I’ve already been doing.

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Post by Pruitt » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:05 am

Paging Dr. Kafka!

That is nightmarish. Sorry you are going through this.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:25 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:11 am
I don't think there's any question at all that private and charter school advocates see an opening here. That's Betsy Devos' one note jam, and she's playing the tune on 11 the last 2 weeks.

Not that complicated a play, quite frankly.
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Post by degenerasian » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:46 pm

They dont care about kids going back to school, they only care about people going back to work which cannot happen unless kids go back to school. School is just a warehouse to hold kids so that parents can work 8 hours a day.

The republicans are obsessed with the unemployment rate, even during a fucking pandemic when high unemployment is a good thing as people stay home. Trump should cut more checks, it might be the only thing that saves him now, but republicans think cutting checks causes laziness because again they are obsessed with the unemployment rate and not receiving handouts. Who gives a shit now if the unemployment rate goes up from 15% to 20% as long as people are surviving.
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:28 pm

I truly think there's a "financing their friends' charter schools" aspect to this as well.
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Post by P.D.X. » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:29 pm

degenerasian wrote:
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Who gives a shit now if the unemployment rate goes up from 15% to 20% as long as people are surviving.
You give them too much credit

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degenerasian wrote:
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They dont care about kids going back to school, they only care about people going back to work which cannot happen unless kids go back to school. School is just a warehouse to hold kids so that parents can work 8 hours a day.

The republicans are obsessed with the unemployment rate, even during a fucking pandemic when high unemployment is a good thing as people stay home. Trump should cut more checks, it might be the only thing that saves him now, but republicans think cutting checks causes laziness because again they are obsessed with the unemployment rate and not receiving handouts. Who gives a shit now if the unemployment rate goes up from 15% to 20% as long as people are surviving.
Yeah, the big tell was the GOP talking point that Dems want to keep kids out of schools for political reasons to make Trump look bad, followed by Trump threatening any schools that didn't go back and saying COVID is a worldwide plot to make him look bad. And as far as economy over saving lives, many Republicans have flat out said that if old people have to die to save the economy, so be it. It's the Randian "takers" philosophy, old people don't contribute to the economy, so why save them?
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:36 pm

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Post by brian » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:45 pm

I think it’s pretty natural for a normal parent to not want their teenage kid to have 100K followers overnight because of who her parents are and endless calls from reporters. So I don’t see how that’s proof of anything other than that.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:01 pm

It certainly is the correct parental thing to do, but she's been pretty vocal about a lot of shit and is far more liberal than either of her parents.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:19 pm

Discussion of schools but no discussion of learning. Perfectly good reasons for and against back to school not the least of which is learning! Losing 18 months of learning vs getting 18 months ahead of the pack will earn you an extra million easy as an adult. And now most Americans are likely to be on the losing side of that sword in a global economy. But everyone would rather have a political debate when it's solely a matter of how much lost learning is worth how many lives. We could come up with an answer to that question but sides have been chosen.

There is little to nothing more important than education if you intend to reduce economic disparities. So everything else should shut and the kids should go to school. I'd say the feds should sublet corporate office space that the companies don't want right now anyway and let the kids have the board rooms in six person classes. Give the best teachers overtime and let them earn $300k in 12 months teaching summer, nights, weekends, holidays. Teachers work very very short hours. I'd say weed em out and get the kids in class in a way to cause the least possible deaths.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:36 pm

This sounds pretty damn good. If you're in a covid infested state you might as well play the lotto and fill out a covid trial questionnaire online. They need 30,000 and enrolling now. I signed up but don't think I have enough public interaction to qualify based on questions.

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Post by mister d » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:23 pm

What percentage of teachers dying and kids getting sick is on the acceptable side of the risk assessment?
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Post by HaulCitgo » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:43 pm

That's the correct question for sure. To pick out of a hat... 0.001% death of the kids. Teachers much higher. Other staff somewhat lower than teachers.

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Post by cerrano » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:56 pm

HaulCitgo wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Discussion of schools but no discussion of learning. Perfectly good reasons for and against back to school not the least of which is learning! Losing 18 months of learning vs getting 18 months ahead of the pack will earn you an extra million easy as an adult. And now most Americans are likely to be on the losing side of that sword in a global economy. But everyone would rather have a political debate when it's solely a matter of how much lost learning is worth how many lives. We could come up with an answer to that question but sides have been chosen.

There is little to nothing more important than education if you intend to reduce economic disparities. So everything else should shut and the kids should go to school. I'd say the feds should sublet corporate office space that the companies don't want right now anyway and let the kids have the board rooms in six person classes. Give the best teachers overtime and let them earn $300k in 12 months teaching summer, nights, weekends, holidays. Teachers work very very short hours. I'd say weed em out and get the kids in class in a way to cause the least possible deaths.
You in the middle of a tryout for US Ed. Sec.? This would put you ahead of the pack.
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Post by Baloney » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:17 am

Saw something similar yesterday, usual caveats apply


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mister d wrote:
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What percentage of teachers dying and kids getting sick is on the acceptable side of the risk assessment?
Deleted my previous because I apparently had bad information.
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:14 am

Sabo wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:53 am
An update!

After my post last week, I started feeling better. I managed to work all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and my energy levels were much better over the weekend. I wasn’t 100 percent come Sunday evening, but I was pretty close.

I didn’t sleep well Sunday night, but I felt well enough to work Monday. Shortly after lunch, my energy levels plummeted. I started feeling achy again, the headache returned and generally just felt like garbage. All of the good feelings over the last week just melted away.

I slept about 10 hours last night, but it was a restless and difficult sleep. I woke up this morning and felt terrible again. All of the same symptoms - fatigue, brain fog, headache and muscle aches are very much apparent.

I emailed my primary care physician, who fortunately emailed me back right away. She recommended I get a second Covid test, saying my initial test might’ve generated a false result due to a lack of a “viral load” in my body. Essentially, I might have enough of the virus to make me ill but not enough for the test to detect it.

My PCP said I should get tested through the Cleveland Clinic or University Hospitals, and if that isn’t possible, to go through Rite-Aid or CVS. I went to the Clinic’s site and had to fill out a form to determine if I’m eligible for the test. Unfortunately, I’m not sick enough to warrant a test in the Clinic’s opinion. I guess you have to be feverish and/or gasping for air to get tested.

So I tried Rite-Aid and CVS, and lo and behold, all of their appointments are filled up for today. “Please try again tomorrow!” is literally what the Rite-Aid site said. Great, thanks for the help, Rite-Aid!

So I went to the University Hospitals site and looked at their testing. The site says you need a doctor’s order to get the test, and if your PCP isn’t in the UH system, you should get a virtual visit. My PCP is associated with the Clinic, so I try the virtual visit. After filling out paperwork and paying the $49 fee, I get a phone call from a very nice doctor and describe my symptoms. Her response?
The very nice doctor wrote:Yes, it’s possible you have Covid-19. Unfortunately, MDLive doesn’t have the authority to issue test orders for Covid-19.
WHAT. THE. EVERLIVING. FUCK.

When I voiced my frustration to the doctor, explaining the UH site directed me to MDLive so I could get a Covid test order, she was very apologetic and said other patients told her the same thing.

Again, WHAT. THE. EVERLIVING. FUCK.

So I still feel like shit, have no option to get a Covid test today and am now out $49.

At least the very nice doctor gave me some good advice: Get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, take Tylenol for the aches and let the virus run its course. In other words, keep doing what I’ve already been doing.

I love the American medical system.
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Post by Sabo » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:20 am

I haven't been tested for Lyme disease, but I am considering that option. Going to see how things progress with this before I go down that rabbit hole. Fortunately I'm feeling a little better today and am able to work.
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Post by mister d » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:32 am

Feel better, Sabo. And sorry for laughing picturing your post above being spoken by the bird in your pic.
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Post by The Sybian » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:33 am

brian wrote:
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I think it’s pretty natural for a normal parent to not want their teenage kid to have 100K followers overnight because of who her parents are and endless calls from reporters. So I don’t see how that’s proof of anything other than that.
Totally agree. They should shut her down for her profile pic alone. I believe she is the trashy fake blonde trying to look like a Streetwalker Barbie. BTW, check out her Instagram. She is desperately trying to be an Instagram model, and it's really sad.

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Post by Shirley » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:38 am

Isn't she like 15? No kid that age should be famous on social media.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:48 am

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and am now out $49.
Challenge that with the credit card company.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:50 am

I don't really feel like going back and quoting, but the idea that you are gaining ZERO knowledge through virtual learning is a bit... Well, it's playing a zero sum game with something that doesn't really fit the model.

Is it less effective for some? Sure. Is it MORE effective for some? You bet (my college kids, for example, are full of anxiety about going to in person classrooms AND they are able to do quite well online.)

I don't understand why people need to politicize or be so hysterical on this issue.
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Nonlinear FC wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:50 am
I don't really feel like going back and quoting, but the idea that you are gaining ZERO knowledge through virtual learning is a bit... Well, it's playing a zero sum game with something that doesn't really fit the model.

Is it less effective for some? Sure. Is it MORE effective for some? You bet (my college kids, for example, are full of anxiety about going to in person classrooms AND they are able to do quite well online.)

I don't understand why people need to politicize or be so hysterical on this issue.
Yeah, I'd say it was probably better for my son, definitely worse for my daughter. I spent 75% of class time in HS and college looking at girls or thinking about sex, so virtual learning may have cut out distractions.
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The Sybian wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:02 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:50 am
I don't really feel like going back and quoting, but the idea that you are gaining ZERO knowledge through virtual learning is a bit... Well, it's playing a zero sum game with something that doesn't really fit the model.

Is it less effective for some? Sure. Is it MORE effective for some? You bet (my college kids, for example, are full of anxiety about going to in person classrooms AND they are able to do quite well online.)

I don't understand why people need to politicize or be so hysterical on this issue.
Yeah, I'd say it was probably better for my son, definitely worse for my daughter. I spent 75% of class time in HS and college looking at girls or thinking about sex, so virtual learning may have cut out distractions.
So being home...with the internet...would have been better...for a guy named after a sex toy?
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Post by HaulCitgo » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:17 pm

Totally different deal.for everyone below middle school. A lot closer to zero.

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