Fox News’ Brit Hume: It’s ‘Entirely Reasonable’ the Elderly Would Want to Die to Save Economy

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Fox News’ Brit Hume defended comments from Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick Tuesday night, saying it is “entirely reasonable” that elderly Americans could be fine with dying amid the coronavirus outbreak to save the U.S. economy.
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You first Brit.

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smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley UNBELIEVABLE

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I wouldn't want to be around much longer either if the younger generation is going to stick around and try to be leaders....

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@oldshuntr smiley thats the spirit!

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I tried to continue going to work until they gave us a direct order to all telework, if it was possible for us to do so. Up until then, it had all been voluntary, with "high-risk" folks (like me) "strongly encouraged" to stay home. There at the end, it was just me and another old guy (two years younger than me) hanging out in our department, cutting up on break, calling for delivery lunches...and the rest of the place was deserted. We saw the Commander come through every now and again; he'd stop and joke with us, then move on, probably a half-dozen people on the entire floor, everyone communicating through chat rooms, e-mail, phone texts and telephone conferences.
Then we had one death from COVID in the city (later, it turned out to be an 80-year-old Alzheimer's patient with pneumonia and other complications, misreported by the media) but they had already ordered everyone to "shelter in place"; a panicked, knee-jerk reaction...and no other deaths since, in the 7th-largest city in the US.
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@TRCIII The bonus is you get to work from home. Just think of it as a vacation!!!

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@oldshuntr That's the danger...to begin to act as if it IS a vacation and become less productive, more easily distracted, take a nap in the comfy computer chair, stop and interact with the missus on a quick potty break...and then the day is gone before you know it. With nothing to show for it.

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@TRCIII Good practice for when the kids take over. You wouldn't want to set any bar for them... smiley

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@oldshuntr Well, they're taking over at the end of the year for me, so...I wish them luck. smiley

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@TRCIII How will you be able to sleep knowing that info?

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@oldshuntr Because, truth be told, I've been spending the last 3 years training and mentoring my people, and for the past 6 months, I've been working to make my job superfluous; my team is basically self-starting/self-running, and everyone has a backup. When they come to me for "wisdom" I basically only help them figure things out themselves. I've got my successor all picked out and he'll be basically doing the rest of my job for my last 3 months here. When I leave, it will be like when you take your hand out of a bucket of water...there may be a few ripples, but no hole left behind.

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@TRCIII That's good to know you have a plan in motion.

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@oldshuntr My job? Strategic Planner. :)

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@TRCIII No hole but presumably akeruE ? lol

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Hey Brit Hume, let me see how you feel when you tell your elderly mother, father, grand parents (if you have such people around you, which I seem to doubt) that they have to die sooner then they should normally to save trump from losing so much money everyday at his resorts.

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Putting people on ice floes doesn't sound very American there Brit. Reminded of Logan's Run.

Simpleton! Guess he doesn't know that, while a smaller percentage, young adults, children and middle aged people are dying too. With 30 million diabetics in America, that is a lot of people with underlying risk factor alone. Does he think they are all over 60?

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To save the economy? No fkn way. To help save lives and keep the world turning i think they would but we should never have to ask this as we leave no one behind. Ive been asking the old round me if they need stuff they only have to ask. Ill be on over watch for them even if they didnt want it lol. Ill be there when needed 110%.

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@DarthKira smiley smiley I did the same here
In my appartment block there are 50-60 units and i asked like 8 older people i know if any help is needed. All answered that i was (at least) the fifth or tenth that asked this question.
I found out that it is not so much the shopping that is missing but attention and talking. with one i play a game of chess every day--> via skype that i installed on his computer. And i call an older Lady every day and talk to her (more: listen)
honestly it feels good, also for me.

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