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wazu 04:32 PM 06-26-2020
We'll see how this plays out. Pretty tame by most national standards, and also includes them lifting the "50% capacity" limit on restaurants, which should help them out. Guess I'm pretty neutral on it but am interested to see what it stirs up.

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https://www.kansascity.com/news/coro...243825782.html

You’ll need a mask to go out in Kansas City. Here’s what the mayor’s order says

BY KATIE BERNARD
JUNE 26, 2020 04:03 PM , UPDATED 6 MINUTES AGO


Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Friday afternoon that masks will be required in public places starting from Monday, June 29. BY SHELLY YANG

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Kansas City will require the use of masks in public settings starting Monday, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced at a news conference Friday.

The move is an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the area sees its highest number of daily case increases since the first cases of the virus were detected in March.

“It is a rule keeping people safe and hopefully saving lives,” Lucas said, adding, “Businesses are to refuse customers not wearing masks.”

On Thursday, the KC metro area reported 227 new coronavirus cases, a record single-day increase. Friday, 204 cases were reported in the metro, which consists of Kansas City and Jackson, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

Lucas’ order says “all employees or visitors to any place of public accommodation must wear face coverings in an area or while performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.”

The order will run for two weeks. Using CARES act funding, the city will provide masks at community centers and to other social service agencies who can help with distribution.

Those exempt from the mask requirement are, according to the mayor’s office:

Also announced Friday, a previous Lucas order placing 50% capacity limits will be eliminated, except for taverns and bars. Lucas said the focus is on preventing the spread of the virus through mask usage, hand washing and maintaining social distancing.

Similar to Lucas’s orders shutting down businesses and placing restrictions on occupancy, the mask rule will be enforced by the city health department based on complaints.

“We don’t want anyone stopped on the street,” Lucas said.

Concerned employees or customers can call the city’s 311 line to report non-compliant businesses. In outdoor gatherings, the public will be encouraged, but not required to wear masks.

City health director Rex Archer said Friday that the change will be an adjustment. He said the city will not be immediately citing business who allow customers in without masks while individuals and businesses are still trying to get them.

For weeks, Kansas City has encouraged people to wear masks, and under its emergency order, it allows businesses to turn away those who don’t. Restaurant servers, bartenders, barbers and other personal service workers must wear masks when they’re with customers.

The federal Centers for Disease Control recommends the use of face coverings in public settings because a person who contracted COVID-19 but has no symptoms could still be contagious. The use of a mask, the CDC says, helps prevent those people from spreading the virus to others.

REGIONAL PARTNERS
Lucas and Archer have recently indicated their support of a mask requirement.

Archer said Friday that states requiring masks have seen a 12% decrease in cases. He said Kansas City is in its second wave of the virus.

“The issue really is I can’t infect you if I’ve got a mask on, and you can’t infect me if you’ve got a mask on,” he said.

In an earlier news conference Friday morning, Lucas said he planned to meet with regional leaders to discuss a collective response to the pandemic. He said he hoped other leaders would at the very least encourage mask use among residents.

“We will take every step possible to keep people safe here. I think wearing masks is one reasonable step in that direction,” Lucas said. “We don’t live on an island in Kansas City.”

One of those regional partners joined Lucas on Friday, David Alvey, mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.

Alvey and Alan Greiner, chief medical officer for the county health department, expressed their support for Kansas City’s order and said a similar order would be announced in Wyandotte County.

Alvey said such orders are necessary to allow communities to continue to reopen without seeing a spike in coronavirus cases and deaths.

“We want to continue to reopen Wyandotte County. Our best opportunity to continue to relax restrictions is for us to take necessary simple measures like wearing a mask, washing our hands, maintaining social distancing, avoiding large gatherings,” Alvey said. “If we get those simple things we can continue to get back to business.

“If we don’t continue to stop the virus, the virus will stop us.”

The Star’s Allison Kite contributed to this report.
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ThaVirus 08:26 AM 06-27-2020
Civil rights legislation and desegregation = "America bending over backwards for blacks"

LOL
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BucEyedPea 08:42 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by ThaVirus:
Civil rights legislation and desegregation = "America bending over backwards for blacks"

LOL
Affirmative Action
Welfare/Food Stamps
EEOC


You're effectively arguing that none of these things have worked despite attempts to try. So why not abandon the idea that the state can fix something, and fix it on your own?

In the meantime, more Blacks have become MiddleClass.
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BucEyedPea 08:58 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by ThaVirus:
Civil rights legislation and desegregation = "America bending over backwards for blacks"

LOL
Shelby Steele, an academic now at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, once wrote:
"At the university [San Jose State] where I currently teach, the dropout rate for blacks is 72 percent, despite the presence of several academic support programs, a counseling center with black counselors, an Afro-American studies department, black faculty, administrators, and staff, a general education curriculum that emphasizes ‘cultural pluralism,’ an Educational Opportunities Program, a mentor program, a black faculty and staff association, and an administration and faculty that often announce the need to do more for black students.”

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/06/...acist-society/
But we're getting calls for more of the same. Can't make it up! :-)
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BWillie 10:15 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by eDave:
Finally a guy was right up against me at the bar talking to some chick, bumping me periodically, with what seemed like obvious reasons, with no ****s given, turns and apologizes for for crowding me. I said, yea you were. Close out, pay for their tab too and head out to hit another bar in the area. Closed now (wonder why?), onto the next. Closed now (wonder why?), on to the next, guess what (wonder why?). So I go to the Chevron by the Casino for that sweet tax free carton of cigarettes and what do you know.... A huge stage, lights a flitter to the beat that could mean just one thing...

Hopped the fence and ended up in the sound booth at a Seven Lions Park N' Rave show. Near 100% masked. And lit af and a very pleasant surprise during all of this shit.

I love Seven Lions. Haven't followed them much for a couple years though.
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Hammock Parties 11:21 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by cdcox:
I dispise the racist aspects of our nation's heratige. I repudiate them. That isn't what I am proud of as an American.
Statues of Andrew Jackson aren't racist.

Andrew Jackson did more for this country than most people can possibly imagine. And more than every leader of Antifa and BLM put together.

When he was a child he was slashed across both cheeks by the British. We need MORE statues of Andrew Jackson, not less.
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Discuss Thrower 11:23 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
Statues of Andrew Jackson aren't racist.
America's founders: not number one the number of racists, but definitely number one with racists.
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Discuss Thrower 11:25 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by cdcox:
I refuse to allow my behavior to be dictated by my base evolutionary instincts in the oldest part of my brain. If I were a lizard, I would not have a choice and your weather analogy would be our fate. But I'm not a lizard and neither are you. Racism is not our inevitable path.
:-)

Man it's so nice to see leftists take off the mask and unambiguously state that they don't see non-leftists as people.
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RealSNR 11:42 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower:
Mahomes doesn't give a flying fuck about anyone who's lost their jobs or businesses as a consequence of COVID so..
What a coincidence. Neither do I. And you probably don't, either.

Protect the franchise, dipshits. I don't live in KC. You all do. That's your job, not mine. And even then, I'm wearing a mask every time I'm out in public in spite of the thousands of morons surrounding me who don't do it.
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RealSNR 11:46 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by stevieray:
wait: but not the "protestors", right?

Didn't you give that the thumbs up?
Let the protestors worry about the protestors.

You're stevieray, not a protestor. You should worry about stevieray.

If you wear a mask, you're doing your job. That's all you can expect to do.

So wear one.
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SuperBowl4 11:47 AM 06-27-2020
Go to hospitals to see for yourself just how busy they are. Remember when this whole COVID thing was new and the "experts" told us that wearing masks had little or no effect on spreading this "invisible enemy"? Remember when they said you could catch it thru your eyes? Watching Main Stream Media coverage about this will spread this "invisible enemy" thru your eyes. This is not a Pandemic. The recovery rate for healthy individuals under 60 is like 98 percent. You don't shut down the worlds economy for this. This was a economic collapse and is a "GLOBAL RESET" happening. The UN is using the term. The reset is a Digital Identity and a cashless society and the end to Nations being sovereign. A New World Order is taking shape.
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Hammock Parties 11:50 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower:
America's founders: not number one the number of racists, but definitely number one with racists.
I am told I am racist just for being white. So apparently there is nothing I can do about it.

Therefore, I am leaning into it to preserve the things I like in my society, like cool ass statues of an American bad ass.


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RealSNR 11:54 AM 06-27-2020
"But what about..."

Even with its inconsistent track record (I think it averages around 70% effectiveness, but I could be completely wrong), if EVERYBODY got the flu shot every year, we'd drastically reduce the 20,000 flu deaths in this country per winter.

If EVERYBODY wore a mask, we'd have this COVID thing pretty much nailed down. Trump could boast about how he beat the Chinese virus and protected the country, we'd have NFL football with fans in the stands (though maybe not at full capacity) and the economy could basically recover and perhaps even thrive through a surge of productivity.

Every time you claim "FREEDUMB!" on this mask thing, you are jeopardizing the things you love more than sex in this world: Mahomes, Trump, and the economy.

It's a bizarre mindset to watch and it's kind of sad, to be honest.
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Just Passin' By 11:54 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by RealSNR:
What a coincidence. Neither do I. And you probably don't, either.

Protect the franchise, dipshits. I don't live in KC. You all do. That's your job, not mine. And even then, I'm wearing a mask every time I'm out in public in spite of the thousands of morons surrounding me who don't do it.

You seem to have gotten things backwards. The morons are the ones wearing masks every time they go out in public.
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SuperBowl4 11:58 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by RealSNR:
"But what about..."

Even with its inconsistent track record (I think it averages around 70% effectiveness, but I could be completely wrong), if EVERYBODY got the flu shot every year, we'd drastically reduce the 20,000 flu deaths in this country per winter.

If EVERYBODY wore a mask, we'd have this COVID thing pretty much nailed down. Trump could boast about how he beat the Chinese virus and protected the country, we'd have NFL football with fans in the stands (though maybe not at full capacity) and the economy could basically recover and perhaps even thrive through a surge of productivity.

Every time you claim "FREEDUMB!" on this mask thing, you are jeopardizing the things you love more than sex in this world: Mahomes, Trump, and the economy.

It's a bizarre mindset to watch and it's kind of sad, to be honest.
WRONG The 2017-2018 Flu vaccine ONLY had a 40 percent effectiveness rate. Wearing masks are not good for your health reducing oxygen intake. Healthy people should have never been quarantined. TRUMP should have never declared this a National Emergency. It's done more harm than good. By doing so he has added TRILLION$ to our National Debt and ruined the economy and small business owners lively hoods.
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RealSNR 12:03 PM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
You seem to have gotten things backwards. The morons are the ones wearing masks every time they go out in public.
I should look on the bright side. At least this virus has killed off a bunch of Patriots fans like yourself.
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