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  1. I heard last night on WBTV news that the state is bringing 5 additional servers on line. In addition to the 1 they already added. And they are adding additional call centers. However, those people will need the time to be trained not to mention the tech to be able to help. You don't want someone who simply says uh-huh for 20 minutes and can't help. And if they don't have full guidance from the federal government yet, it just adds to the problem. So be thankful: 1) That the CARES Act adds to your unemployment benefits for COVID. Without it a family of 4 would starve on the NC state benefits. 2) For the essential workers who put their lives and those of their family in danger for you. 3) That you don't live in Florida. And @Paa Langfart I understand the frustration, the anger, the fear. Feel free to continue to pound away on your keyboard here; we get it, we can take it. But once you get someone on the phone please don't carry that attitude with you. Maybe a simple "thank you" to start will set a better tone.
  2. I've heard this. If the small business doesn't have debt to the bank, they've been denied. That shouldn't be happening and there is s lot of rethinking about this going on. The reason given was that banks couldn't easily verify employees. Keep calling them. Keep bugging them. Every day. Call your local House Rep. Don't give up.
  3. Thanks, @musicman. You, too, stay safe. And thank you for your game day music.
  4. January 5, 1997. Dallas comes to Charlotte. Our 1st ever playoff game well earned after sweeping the 49ers to take the NFC West division. Our 2nd year in existence. Terrell's INT at the end of the game had the crowd going nuts. After the end of the game, the stadium was still full because nobody - and I mean no body - wanted to leave. Then the team came back out and ran around the edge of the field celebrating with the fans and everyone went wild. I've never been prouder to be a Panthers fan than that night. My 2nd memorable game was our 1st win ever in Clemson on October 15, 1995 where Sam Mills was tossed the ball by Bubby Brister. https://www.panthers.com/video/sam-mills-interception-vs-jets-in-first-ever-win
  5. NC modeling shows the peak hospitalization in late April with a flattened curve from stay-at-home. I expect to be staying in through June at least.
  6. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/paycheck-protection-program_n_5e86364ec5b6d302366cd8e6
  7. All NC SNAP benefits automatically renewed April and May due to coronavirus https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/snap-benefits-automatically-renewed-due-to-coronavirus-april-may/83-4f869ce1-b0d6-4920-9c85-d7c930b78477
  8. Social Security Recipients WON’T Have To File Taxes To Get Coronavirus Stimulus Checks https://www.huffpost.com/entry/social-security-recipients-taxes-coronavirus-stimulus-checks_n_5e8532efc5b6f55ebf479ff3 They're gonna use the Social Security information on file to direct deposit or mail the stimulus payment, the same as you would get your benefits. No tax filing needed. Someone came to their senses.
  9. https://governor.nc.gov/news/governor-cooper-announces-first-covid-19-unemployment-benefits-will-be-paid-week?fbclid=IwAR2q60yrTRy6fcfAyqQTfQdHRF1QjGrmkKSSGQYPSmnLVKinQgczfOnzeLY Hope this helps. The article is short. Read it!
  10. Thank you, Jeremy. As a retired person with diabetes and an irregular heartbeat from open heart surgery, both under control as far as they can be, I fully appreciate your kind words. I have been sheltering in place since the end of February and I have too often felt a part of the forgotten people in all of this. Except for my son and daughter and their families. It's too easy to feel ghosted and that my life isn't worth considering, along with millions of others.
  11. That's wonderful work. Have fun! Just remember, 6 feet. If you get the virus you won't be able to help your employees, look for projects, or BBQ for charity.
  12. @Teddy Time Tip: when you make a snarky post, no matter how obvious you think it is, you'd better end it with "/snark". Some are taking the huddle way too serious these days. @Call Me James ::
  13. I feel sorry for Buffalo but I'm glad he didn't re-sign here.
  14. I'm not at all sure that any big name good FA's are going to want to sign here, are you?
  15. Z-packs are antibiotics not anti-viral meds. Stop spreading disinformation. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323770 China supposedly has no more local cases. Currently, cases are being imported so travel and population movement remains restricted. China's national economy still has not recovered from their health lock down. Factories have not ramped up to full capacity. Not everyone is back to work. Can discussions about the coronavirus please be kept to that thread? The OP's question was what happens to the NFL season. Period. Not what did Trump last say or rumors of what may work as treatment. Thanks!
  16. There's so much that is unknown right now that the season can't be predicted. Even if they suspend off season camps until Fall and have a shortened season, the big question remains what are fans going to do? Will crowds continue to be frowned upon and will they listen? You have to consider, too, that the economy is going to tank, unemployment will rise probably to double digits. Money spent on football games is discretionary money and there may not be a lot of that around. Your average fan may be asking, do I pay the mortgage, pay bills, get my prescriptions, put food on the table or go to Sunday's football game? The NFL may enforce the blackout rule again. There's also questions about next year's draft. Will there even be college football in 2020?
  17. What they have on their side for scheduled breaks is time. Time to set up how to handle this in the infrastructure that has been created for it. Time to save the funds that are needed to pay for it. Time to plan and think ahead. Abruptly closing schools and day cares, although needed, has allowed no one any time.
  18. No. Australia hasn't seen rate drop offs so counting on warm weather is misleading. The reason those countries contained it well is that they tested almost everyone so they saw the trends and enacted containment protocols before it exploded. The US is sitting here without adequate testing so we have no data and can't see the trends early. It's gonna' be like shooting fish in a barrel.
  19. He had stage 4 pancreatic cancer and had been given just a few months to live. He was on opioids or other strong pain killing meds.
  20. If OP's could post the links from their posts, hey, that would be great. Just sayin'. Yeah, it pisses me off no end. https://www.radio.com/media/audio-channel/panthers-head-coach-matt-rhule-plus-inside-the-tony-romo-contract-with-andrew Rhule talks about Cam, Tepper, Joe Brady, what he looks for in players, what he'd like the team to be in 2020
  21. Gentleman and ladies, the American Arena League: Current members https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Arena_League
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