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Breaking: Trump eyes two-week quarantine,
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Posted By: momoftwinteens, 3/21/2020 2:27:48 PM

President Trump, moving with haste to slow the spread of the coronavirus, is preparing a plan to mobilize the National Guard to help enforce a two-week quarantine of the public if his tough-love efforts so far fail. The unprecedented action would require everyone to “stay at home,” according to a source knowledgeable of the evolving plan. The effort, which is still being mulled and wouldn’t be announced until early next week if needed, would urge that all businesses, except grocery stores and pharmacies, be closed.


Somehow, I knew this was coming.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cor-vet 3/21/2020 2:36:02 PM (No. 353427)
If he closes the gas stations, he won't have to close the drugstores and grocery stores, since there will be no deliveries after a couple of days.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 3/21/2020 2:36:43 PM (No. 353428)
Fake news.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler 3/21/2020 2:37:08 PM (No. 353429)
This looks like a wait and see. No names mentioned.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/21/2020 2:37:18 PM (No. 353431)
Democrats will be very happy with the financial impact this will have. Look for them to begin more stock holdings selloffs and profit-taking ahead of the announcement. Meanwhile, I just got laid off one of my jobs, so no paychecks on Friday from them anymore for the near future.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 3/21/2020 2:47:27 PM (No. 353440)
I hope not. I need to do some home repairs. I guess I need to go get what I need now.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 3/21/2020 2:52:01 PM (No. 353444)
This is the only guy reporting this. He wrote it a few days ago. Trump addressed this yesterday and said he didn't see the need, at least until Fauci talks him into it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/21/2020 2:52:37 PM (No. 353445)
Many people are most of the way there already. Really, how far is our government going to take this? If two weeks don't work, will we do four weeks next? By now, people know what safety measures are needed to protect against corona virus. Let people decide how far they want to go. Worried about catching the bug? Stay home 99% of the time. At some point we have to get back to business as usual, and open back up as a nation. We have to move on. There have been 276 deaths (so far) in a nation of 328 million people. This might sound callous, but that's a small number. Get over the panic that our media and government have created.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sandbar 3/21/2020 2:53:49 PM (No. 353447)
The press floated this earlier this week and last week also. The President said very clearly in yesterdays news conference that this wasn't in the plans. These articles serve no purpose other than cause more panic buying and scare the public.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jntsrgn 3/21/2020 2:56:32 PM (No. 353449)
BS. The National Guard can’t enforce anything. They have no police powers. None. A guard member can not order you to do anything.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/21/2020 3:00:36 PM (No. 353454)
A whole lot of qualifiers in that first paragraph: according to a source knowledgeable of the evolving plan...which is still being mulled...wouldn’t be announced until early next week...if needed. At this point its just more Fake News to stir people up.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: LooseCannon 3/21/2020 3:01:42 PM (No. 353455)
Where is the line in the sand that establishes the boundary between the horror of the virus and the worse horror of the treatment?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/21/2020 3:15:56 PM (No. 353481)
Stop it...just stop it, Mr. President. Enough is enough.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 3/21/2020 3:18:18 PM (No. 353486)
Let the states decide this. In all of KS we have 35 cases, 1 death. Almost all is in our densest county, where I live, in the extreme east. The odds of this benefiting those of use out here in "fly over country" are quite limited. NY has over 4000 cases, four times the second place state, and ten times the fourth place state. This should not be "one size fits all".
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 3/21/2020 3:19:10 PM (No. 353490)
How about quarantine the state of New York? That is the center at this point.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jimincalif 3/21/2020 3:50:04 PM (No. 353517)
Fake news or not, I have to comment - NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! This “cure” will be worse than the disease!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: red1066 3/21/2020 4:29:11 PM (No. 353552)
Aren't we already a week into a quarantine? How much more of a shut down in needed? Nothing is open. If it is open, the number of people allowed in is restricted. At some point somebody with some common sense has to step in and say enough is enough.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Janylou 3/21/2020 5:08:43 PM (No. 353579)
Bad idea!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: EQKimball 3/21/2020 5:17:21 PM (No. 353582)
Millions of average working people depend on coin operated laundromats to clean their clothes. Thousands of long-haul truck drivers count on gas stations with their inevitable convenience stores to be open as they carry produce, meat and dairy from farms to warehouses. People who experience car problems on the road need a repair shop. Home owners and renters will still need a plumber when the toilet stops up, or a pipe is broken. Emergency home repairs depend on hardware stores. Thousands of residences undergoing roof replacement may not be able to make do with buckets land plastic sheets in the next storm. Cities will need the national guard to protect their commercial districts from opportunistic looting. Police will need to incarcerate criminals, and jails will need to house them. People will still need to keep their doctor and dental appointments or invite other medical issues. All industries will need to pay their bills; the banks cannot prop up a defaulting economy. The list is endless, but you get the point. Our national economy is a defense against would-be invaders. We cannot board up America and expect it will not become a tempting time to terrorize, attack, invade, or unleash yet another virus. We must stop madness before it becomes too late.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: watashiyo 3/21/2020 5:39:51 PM (No. 353592)
All the consequences of government entitlements and reliance diminished over half of the population's ability to be resourceful in protecting themselves. And now the government has no choice but to implement a draconian Socialist method to rule and manage the country. Let this be a learning opportunity for all AMERICANS in what SOCIALISM looks like. Pray and hope America will survive this and return to the nation of Republic again.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 3/21/2020 5:45:54 PM (No. 353599)
The President has already said he is not contemplating this so why are you posting it? Stop with the fake news. I can imagine these days that it is hard to find anything but this garbage but please try.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Annie Xango 3/21/2020 6:16:42 PM (No. 353627)
As expected the Daily Mail is playing this up..big time...However, I still find it amazing how many conservatives post comments there..!! I used to, but I got banned 1 1/2 ago..for saying something totally mild about MObama...
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Reply 22 - Posted by: tom7 3/21/2020 6:30:21 PM (No. 353646)
Trump is undoubtedly "eyeing" a veritable profusion of possible actions, for which there is absolutely no point in worrying about until one becomes actual.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Strike3 3/21/2020 6:45:23 PM (No. 353668)
Fake news. Most communities have done this already at the local level. He would not mention the National Guard either. That sounds a lot like something Northam would say.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Vaquero45 3/21/2020 6:47:02 PM (No. 353669)
We’re being played. This is all unnecessary and will destroy the country.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: judy 3/21/2020 6:53:33 PM (No. 353681)
Trump is allowing the governors to make certain state decisions & they are messing it up big time. Look how democrat governors are handling the situation compared to Republican Governors. It’s a dirty shame we can’t believe anything we read during a crisis.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/21/2020 6:54:34 PM (No. 353685)
If this was measles which is a hell of a lot more infectious than COVID19, I would agree. But, it isn't.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: AltaD 3/21/2020 7:33:27 PM (No. 353710)
Assuming our alderman is telling the truth, the Illinois National Guard will NOT be enforcing the state's "Stay at Home" order. The IL National Guard will be supporting logistics, transportation, and medical response efforts.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: bighambone 3/21/2020 8:16:03 PM (No. 353738)
President Trump said today that he is not for a national quarantine and that he was going to leave that matter to the governors to handle in their individual States. This morning Vice-President Pence's Chief of Staff was on TV and said such a national quarantine plan has never been discussed. It would be crazy for Trump to do that, as the Governors know what is best under the circumstances present in their State. It view of the above, it looks like just more fake news.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: ROLFNader 3/22/2020 3:57:26 PM (No. 354420)
I think it is necessary-if only just to give stores enough time to build up their stock of toilet paper.
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