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Old 2020-04-06, 21:08   #529
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Default WI governor attempts to singlehandedly delay a statewide election on <20 hour notice

Drove by the local town hall after seeing this news elsewhere. The parking lot was nearly full with vehicles of people setting up for tomorrow's election, and building otherwise closed. https://www.channel3000.com/gov-evers-suspends-in-person-v…/ Trying to reschedule a statewide election less than 24 hours before the polls are to open and without the legal authority to do so unilaterally is some kind of crazy.
He's already been rebuffed by a Federal judge and the state legislature, so now the state supreme court will get the third strike. There are over 1000 townships in WI (~65500 square miles / ~36 square miles per township, excluding those that have been completely annexed into cities or villages; area per township varies at state boundaries; ~1264 listed at http://www.govtdomains.com/lists/loc..._townships.htm), each setting up for tomorrow's election today.

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Old 2020-04-06, 21:30   #530
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I know I should not wish ill upon anyone, However, BoJo, like Trump, took a relaxed and dismissive approach to Coronavirus. It would be equally poetically just if our Prez met the consequences attendant on his obstruction of a rational response to the pandemic.
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Old 2020-04-06, 23:26   #531
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took a relaxed and dismissive approach to Coronavirus
That standard would substantially thin the ranks of political leaders and candidates worldwide.
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Old 2020-04-07, 00:49   #532
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BoJo now in intensive care unit.

When you come to Tommy's the holiday's forever!
It seems Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is "designated survivor," which seems to mean he's acting PM, but I'm not sure of that. And what about making decisions when cabinet ministers and/or MP's can't agree? I doubt an "Acting" PM has quite the authority an elected one does.

So, what happens with governance in the UK while the PM is unable to perform official duties? Or suddenly becomes "was PM for life?"
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Old 2020-04-07, 02:01   #533
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That standard would substantially thin the ranks of political leaders and candidates worldwide.
That would not necessarily be a cause for lamentations!
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Old 2020-04-07, 06:39   #534
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It seems Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is "designated survivor," which seems to mean he's acting PM, but I'm not sure of that. And what about making decisions when cabinet ministers and/or MP's can't agree? I doubt an "Acting" PM has quite the authority an elected one does.

So, what happens with governance in the UK while the PM is unable to perform official duties? Or suddenly becomes "was PM for life?"
Temporary incapacity: pretty much the same as in the US. The designated stand-by takes over for a while. That happened when Reagan was shot, for instance.

Permanent incapacity is where it differs between the two countries. If one party has a working majority (true at present) that party picks another candidate for PM and gets the Queen to OK the decision. This process is essentially how BoJo became PM following the resignation of Theresa May.
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Old 2020-04-07, 13:17   #535
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Here is a nice video by a doctor at Queens Hospital on how to breathe properly. The technique could well reduce your chances of developing pneumonia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwLzAdriec0
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Old 2020-04-07, 14:17   #536
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Have just received the letter from PM but considering he caught Covid not sure if I shall follow his recommendations.
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Old 2020-04-07, 14:23   #537
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Here is a nice video by a doctor at Queens Hospital on how to breathe properly. The technique could well reduce your chances of developing pneumonia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwLzAdriec0
Don’t think that would work at least for people with asthma, my wife can’t do it, she starts coughing after second breathe.
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Old 2020-04-07, 14:36   #538
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Don’t think that would work at least for people with asthma, my wife can’t do it, she starts coughing after second breathe.
It depends on the person. I have asthma, and have no problem doing this.
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Old 2020-04-07, 14:45   #539
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It depends on the person. I have asthma, and have no problem doing this.
Glad you managed.
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