As Jim says, this week has been a very long year. But it is Friday, and while so much is closed, the Three Martini Lunch is open! Join Jim and Greg as they praise the innovation in the private sector (and at universities) to produce new coronavirus tests that are accurate, can be produced in mass quantities, and can deliver results much more quickly. They also love the entrepreneurial instinct in a British teenager who sold his classmates squirts of hand sanitizer. They also unload on communist China for brazen lies like the U.S. military launched the coronavirus in China and for threatening to cut off supplies of much needed medications to the U.S. at our time of need. And they hammer House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for trying to cram a billion dollars for taxpayer-funded abortions into the coronavirus relief legislation.

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  1. kedavis Member

    Getting drugs from England, Japan, etc, doesn’t really help because those places get a lot of their ingredients from… China!

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    • March 13, 2020, at 3:57 PM PDT
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  2. kedavis Member

    And, did you forget England doesn’t use dollars and cents?

    As it happens – and as I suspected before checking – the current value of the Pound is about $1.23. Which means “64 cents” is about half a Pound. And so those kids weren’t paying with a lot of pennies. They were using probably a single half-Pound coin. What would be a half-Dollar to us. Or, two Quarters.

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    • March 13, 2020, at 3:59 PM PDT
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    And, did you forget England doesn’t use dollars and cents?

    As it happens – and as I suspected before checking – the current value of the Pound is about $1.23. Which means “64 cents” is about half a Pound. And so those kids weren’t paying with a lot of pennies. They were using probably a single half-Pound coin. What would be a half-Dollar to us. Or, two Quarters.

    Remember, Jim Geraghty is always wrong. He comments on the inconvenience of all those pennies, and imagines that competition will lower the price from 64 cents to 50 cents. In reality, as you point out, the payment is probably a 50p coin already.

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    • March 14, 2020, at 8:56 AM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    And, did you forget England doesn’t use dollars and cents?

    As it happens – and as I suspected before checking – the current value of the Pound is about $1.23. Which means “64 cents” is about half a Pound. And so those kids weren’t paying with a lot of pennies. They were using probably a single half-Pound coin. What would be a half-Dollar to us. Or, two Quarters.

    Remember, Jim Geraghty is always wrong. He comments on the inconvenience of all those pennies, and imagines that competition will lower the price from 64 cents to 50 cents. In reality, as you point out, the payment is probably a 50p coin already.

    Well, at least he didn’t say that Michael Bloomberg could have given $1 million to every American.

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    • March 14, 2020, at 9:23 PM PDT
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