Where does Dalton rank compared to Jameis and Cam Newton, who are both now free agents? I'm not sure Dalton would be clearly above those 2, which he would likely need to be for a team to pursue a trade still as opposed to signing a FA QB.
I feel like a Dalton trade isn't going to happen now given the other QB options still out there.
And age is all relative my man, so yeah you're not old...but I needed folks that are older than me to comment. If you remember the 1988 season, you qualify. So stay forever young, and I appreciate you sharing your wisdom!
(nm...no need to be controversial in these times, but I can't delete now that I posted this comment)
Be safe. Be kind. Let's all kick corona's ass.
Gee, thanks for NOT reading my entire post. Now I have to provide the footage.
Watch this from 19:00 to 20:00.
What's your job, CC? (just asking, not trying to fight)
I really appreciate the encouragement GTH. Thanks again.
Thank you GTH. It has crossed my mind that this might be a catalyst for remote learning becoming the norm. Even if just the health concerns are the biggest reason. All schools are petri dishes. I'm convinced that teachers have the toughest immune systems out there.
The work has been hard, but the emails from parents that are stressed out from their end of things has been even tougher. I work with a lot of older teachers that have no idea how to do this with all the technology involved, and at the same time my co-teacher (we teach 5th grade together) is in her 2nd year...total young'n who probably regrets her career choice at this point. So I'm sort of this middle-man who has tech experience and also people/industry experience and I've been trying to not only get my own shit together, but putting out a lot of fires and helping out the teachers that are lost (old ones) and the ones that have no idea how to to soothe the parents (my young partner).
I hope we'll find a balance to all this soon, but it is terrifying in so many ways.
1.667% is the correct US death rate as of now.
In Italy the current death rate per confirmed case is 8.34%. Two days ago it was 7.71%.
This is what happens when hospitals get overrun. The death rate goes up because lives that could be saved can't get the care they need.
More people will get this. More people will have complications that require hospital care. The hospitals won't be able to keep up. And many more people will die (and yes, POTENTIALLY millions, especially if everyone keeps brushing it off like you).
In the past 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases in the US is up 2,769 (42% increase over 24 hrs). Based on the current US death rate, 45 of the people diagnosed today will die. In Italy, 4,207 have been diagnosed today. Based on their current death rate, 350 will die. And likely more because their hospitals can't handle the volume. And we're headed there fast.
Yesterday, someone was saying "only 80 people have died, this is no big deal". Now only a day later, 150 people have died. Nearly a 100% increase (although that's actually over about 36 hrs). So who cares? 150...No big deal, right? Let's just pretend the total increase is actually only 25% more total deaths per day. Get out your calculator and type in 150 x 1.25 and keep track of how many times you hit the = sign. That's every day. If that holds (and I go to bed every night praying that it will not), we'll be well over 100,000 deaths in a month. Is that a big deal? At the same rate it will take about 40 days to hit MILLIONS OF DEATHS.
I hope and pray that a month from now, the worst thing that happens is it turns out I'm the paranoid weirdo because people actually wised up and followed the recommendations of CDC and other health authorities. In that case I will gladly accept all your ridicule.
what if the marines had looked in at Omaha Beach and said I ain't goin in there, I might die. Turn this fricker around.
This has to be the dumbest, most ill-informed analogy I've seen on this topic.
Our fighting men in WW2 risked and lost their lives to prevent the deaths of millions more at the hands of the Nazis and Japanese.
You're being asked to help prevent the potential deaths of millions by just chilling on your couch until our smartest people say it's ok to go out again.
I'm glad we're seeing an increase in these messages from high-visibility people across the nation. I hope that people who are still denying that this is a big deal will start to understand.
That's cool. I remember I was in the same "Officiating Baseball" class with him back in the day in some dungeon at one of the EDUPAES buildings. That and "Flag Football" were the easiest GEC courses ever.
"Officiating Volleyball" was a pain though. Got a 'B' in that one haha.
Final statement from that video: "If people are sufficiently worried (ie - taking drastic precautions) then there's a lot less to worry about. But if no one is worried (ie - "only 80 deaths, everything's fine, this is nothing") that's when you should worry."
I personally am very worried that there's way too many out there that are not worried. And the people who aren't worried are going to fuck this up for everyone.
Also, I wanted to make this statement separate from the original post, but it is something I want to say to all of us dealing with this crazy situation…
I know that if you’ve got kids, you face a heavy burden with keeping learning happening in your home. Please know that their teachers are absolutely busting their asses to make this work. It is NOT a vacation for us. In these 5 days since Gov. DeWine’s order to shut schools down, I’ve worked harder than any other days of my teaching career. The only thing that comes close is when I was student teaching while also doing masters course work.
It may feel like teachers are throwing a ton of work at you, and as I have 2 kids myself I know that’s a tough task, especially if you’re not accustomed to being so involved with it. Please realize that we teachers are trying our best to figure out how to make this work. It’s a completely new and foreign situation for all of us, especially if the tech culture at their school isn’t as strong as other places. Please be patient with the teachers. We have families too. We are scared too. Right now we don’t have a clue how to make this work. We all have to figure out how to adjust to ALL of these changes together (this part of the statement goes well beyond just educating the kids).
Be kind. Be smart. Be safe.
I'm not telling you to take this advice, but my grandmother worked for the FAA and EPA for many years and always uses the saying "close enough for government work".
I'd think if you're just filing the W-2 as is, it's not your fault your company messed it up. And at least your filing would also match up with your company's (apparently errant) reporting to the IRS. But on the other hand you can't claim ignorance at this point since you crunched the numbers, especially if you contact the IRS to clarify.
AGAIN DO NOT TAKE MY ADVICE I AM NO KIND OF EXPERT.