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There is a lot more to worry about than subway systems and city cores. They are just a symptom (canary) in the scheme of things. The economy is much larger than the office towers downtown, most of the activity which can be hollowed out and decentralized to suburbs and satellite areas. The bigger issue is lack of consumer spending power and inability to staff production lines.
 

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Half of Branmpton Ontario get on the subway at Kipling Station to get to a job. Not now.

Half of GTA rode the subway to get to the workplace.

How is our country going to handle the financial costs of this collapse?
And double that because we got Montreal too.

Are we going to pay all those people unemployement for 2 years?

Things are so tense that the Federal Reserve is giving the fiat currency away for Zero Percent Interest.

In some cases, the Federal Reserve is paying people to take the currency.

The more money printing done by the Federal Reserve the more it becomes obvious that the Dollar has no value at all. They are just giving it away for free.

And that is when China and Russia introduce a gold backed currency.

And maybe the Amero in North America.

North American monetary union
From Wikipedia
 

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There are reports that Trump is considering resigning. The latest revelation that he knew Putin was bribing the Taliban to kill Americans could mean the end for him.

Right now, Biden leads in almost every State and all polls point to both a historic landslide popular vote and electoral college victory for Biden.

Trump could suffer the worst defeat in US history. That is something he would not want to live with, so he may not seek re-election to avoid it.
 

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There are reports that Trump is considering resigning.
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When I saw Pence wearing a mask and encouraging mask wearing yesterday, the thought entered my mind that Trump may be forced to resign.
The press hit Trump with accusations of interfering in justice and the next day with accusations that he placed American soldiers in harms way. This could result in police and military not wanting to be seen on the same stage as trump.
 

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The Trump administration is having a hard time explaining the Putin bribes. They first claimed that Trump wasn't told, but many former top level security people, including Generals and former White House insiders say that isn't possible. The intelligence is that American soldiers were killed by Taliban to collect the bribes and every American soldier casualty is reported to Trump daily.

Trump went golfing at an usual time, given all that is going on and he golfed with Senator Lyndsey Graham, who is on Senate Security committees.

Some think Trump was seeking Graham's counsel on his possible resignation.
 

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It would be like him to resign rather than face a humiliating defeat. I for one hope he doesn't resign.
 

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Despite all of the hoopla and pompom, the US death rate is dropping quite rapidly from coronavirus. When you consider that new cases are now at a record high, it is more remarkable. The death rate per case is less than 1/10 what it was just in April.
 

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Too bad Russians are drinking themselves to death.
While this has been true, especially in the 1990's, your information is a little dated. Alcohol consumption in Russia is down quite a bit in the last few decades. You should take a look. Much of the credit, like it or not, can go to Putin. Life expectancy is rising dramatically and alcohol-related deaths are down quite a bit.
 

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Despite all of the hoopla and pompom, the US death rate is dropping quite rapidly from coronavirus. When you consider that new cases are now at a record high, it is more remarkable. The death rate per case is less than 1/10 what it was just in April.
Not to be indelicate about it, but this is to be expected as the infection is now starting to spread to those less vulnerable. The problem of course is when these people start visiting older relatives in long-term care facilities, would you see an uptick in deaths?
 

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Not to be indelicate about it, but this is to be expected as the infection is now starting to spread to those less vulnerable. The problem of course is when these people start visiting older relatives in long-term care facilities, would you see an uptick in deaths?
That is true, but it hasn't happened yet, and it should have happened already - this shows you transmission paths have materially changed in 2 months in the US.

At this point, the long term care home that lets people in is being criminally negligent if there is not significant screening, testing, and protective equipment. This may be part of the reason the death rate has not been high. The homes are also much faster at isolating upon discovering cases, and staff are much better at not spreading it throughout the home and from home-to-home. 2-3 months ago, none of that was true and these homes were death pits.
 
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