Will you start right back up?

Thank you. I might be better acquainted with you now than I was earlier today. Apparently, you are the sort of person who would rather throw out an insult than go to the referenced source material. Glad to know you, ma'am or sir. Perhaps someday we will have a topic to discuss.

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. - Leonard Bernstein

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@Shop-et-al wrote:

Thank you. I might be better acquainted with you now than I was earlier today. Apparently, you are the sort of person who would rather throw out an insult than go to the referenced source material. Glad to know you, ma'am or sir. Perhaps someday we will have a topic to discuss.

Great. What referenced source material would you be referring to? Is this the source material?

@Shop-et-al wrote:

There is too much background to put in a post, but all the information is in the world's long, large, and sometimes atrocious history.

I see nothing there but vague references. Please. Give me data. I'm interested.

There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
One place to begin is with the above-mentioned long, large, and sometimes atrocious history of the world. Any starting point can lead you to anywhere and everywhere as you re-visit and explore familiar and unfamiliar bits of the history.....

If I were a schoolmarm, I could command you to start 'here!' or 'there!'. But this is cyberspace and you are free to discover or not. Oi!

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. - Leonard Bernstein


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holymotherofGodIdidn'tknowitwaspossibletobeevenMOREvagueandtalkinMOREcirlces.

There are reasons that a body stays in motion
At the moment only demons come to mind
Circles. Or rhomboids. Or tangents, even! It is up to you how you approach it. Just start, already! grinning smileygrinning smileygrinning smileygrinning smileygrinning smiley


@bgriffin wrote:

holymotherofGodIdidn'tknowitwaspossibletobeevenMOREvagueandtalkinMOREcirlces.

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. - Leonard Bernstein
And, you cannot even identify sane! grinning smiley

Y'all are adults. You do not need to have someone tell you how to start to learn. You just need to start! Oi!
@pegc wrote:

You just can't fix crazy ...

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. - Leonard Bernstein


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To the contrary, I am always learning, and have been for a long, long time. By your posturing on here about your "accomplishments," I'd say I'm older (and wiser) than you, have travelled more widely than you, have far more education than you, and have a far greater thirst for knowledge than you ... including examining all sides of an issue ... not just following a narrow party line. Try reading a book and/or newspapers instead of watching ancient tv shows and you might just open your mind and learn something ... In the meanwhile, do stop trying to force your opinions on the rest of us. No one cares nor is impressed.  
@bgriffin wrote:

holymotherofGodIdidn'tknowitwaspossibletobeevenMOREvagueandtalkinMOREcirlces.

Dear bgriffin, could you please not use such big words so that the less educated among us, like me, can undertand? Thank you. (JK!)

sestrahelena
When did you start thinking that knowing something of history and the likely effects of now-repeated ideas and behaviors was connected in any way to a party line? People in the know are aware that history inevitably repeats itself unless people in power learn from previous mistakes and take effective steps to make a course correction. Much of the relevant information predates the current and previous political parties.

Thank you for mentioning books, newspapers, and shows from within and outside my home country. I read books, online and print news, and watch shows from other countries. It costs some money to access all these resources because they are not all in one place, but every cent is invested (one way or another) in my growing awareness of life here and in other places. Those shows have an ineffable something that is additive for me. I learn from information in my home country and from other countries. Perhaps you would enjoy some of those shows as well. smiling smiley

@pegc wrote:

.. not just following a narrow party line. Try reading a book and/or newspapers instead of watching ancient tv shows and you might just open your mind and learn something ...

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. - Leonard Bernstein
[www.washingtonpost.com]

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The coronavirus pandemic is emerging as an existential threat to the nation’s small businesses — despite Congress approving a historic $700 billion to support them — with the potential to further diminish the place of small companies in the American economy.

The White House and Congress have made saving small businesses a linchpin of the financial rescue, even passing a second stimulus for them late last month. But already, economists project that more than 100,000 small businesses have shut permanently since the pandemic escalated in March, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois, Harvard Business School, Harvard University and the University of Chicago. Their latest data suggests at least 2 percent of small businesses are gone, according to a survey conducted May 9 to 11.

The carnage has been even higher in the restaurant industry, where 3 percent of restaurant operators have gone out of business, according to the National Restaurant Association.


Tearful, heartfelt announcements about small-business closures are popping up on websites and Facebook pages around the country. Analysts warn this is only the beginning of the worst wave of small-business bankruptcies and closures since the Great Depression. It’s simply not possible for small businesses to survive with no income coming in for weeks followed by reopening at half capacity, many owners say.

Deterioration has begun, as expected. sad smiley
Coronavirus devastating small businesses: One-third won’t reopen, 55% won’t rehire same workers, Facebook survey finds

[www.cnbc.com]

I feel really bad. There was a new restaurant I had been frequenting on my own dime (which had shops in my area too, but that I never could schedule conveniently) that may be a casualty. Open less than one year, I think, and then BOOM. Virus hit. I wouldn't say they were packed, but had a decent flow of business from what I could tell.

@ wrote:

Of small and medium-sized businesses that have been forced to shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, more than half of owners surveyed by Facebook said they won’t rehire the same workers they had before the crisis.

In a report released Monday, Facebook said it surveyed 86,000 small and medium-sized business owners, managers and employees for an ongoing data initiative with the World Bank and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The report highlights the lasting economic impact of the coronavirus and the especially dire effect it’s having on smaller businesses without the same level of access to capital that larger corporations often have.

According to the report, only 45% of owners and managers of small and medium-sized businesses surveyed by Facebook said they would rehire the same workers they were forced to let go or furlough once they reopen. If that estimate holds true for similar businesses across the country, it could devastate predictions for a swift economic recovery from the crisis.

About a third of closed businesses surveyed said they do not expect to reopen, with many citing an inability to pay bills or rent.

I can think of shops that were small biz in my area too that could be gone: taco shop, donut shop, bbq shop, sushi shop, etc. None were big franchises and/or publicly traded companies.
When considering whether or not to return to work in light of the UI benefits you are currently getting this article sheds some light on how to navigate. This seems to be mostly written with W2 people in mind but i think the same guidelines apply for gig workers. Also many who read here do have W2 jobs so I thought it might be an interesting article.

[www.npr.org]
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