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hey you know that guy hoarding hand sanitizer? imagine if he was hoarding money, that people need desperately for literally everything. and then someone showed up and distributed that money to everyone. wild haha anyways Jeff bezos has 110 billion dollars

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Delaying paying rent no matter where you are could be one of the biggest stress relievers in times such as these. Financially, it really wouldn't make a difference landlors/real estate holding but for the people it's a boost that would really enable people to not have to struggle.

But the greed and contempt this country has for it's people cannot be underestimated.

Empathy just isn't something the US does on a national scale when there is money to be made.

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I just saw a report of a US ventilator manufacturer manufacturer saying they could ramp up production 5x (in time) but the US gov't hasn't ordered any.

forbes.com/sites/baldwin/2020/

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Hat was, Zitat:

"Ich bin jung, deswegen juckt mich das Coronavirus nicht" ist der Zwillingsbruder von "Ich bin alt, deswegen ist mir der Klimawandel egal".

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The 2.2 trillion dollars that the fed gifted to banks (wait i'm sorry, "purchased assets/stakes in financial institutions that they're kinda technically obligated to buy back some day") coulda given a check for $7200 to every man woman and child in the united states of america

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