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ColonelPanic
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by ColonelPanic » Tue May 12, 2020 12:33 pm

I trust all those that are boycotting retail establishments that have denied them service for not wearing a mask are also standing up for the rights of others who were denied service by a business based on other factors...

Oh, sure. ;)
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by joatmon » Sat May 16, 2020 7:16 am

Caretaker wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 3:40 pm
I spent 1.5 hours reading Time magazine, getting my hearing checked, and an insulting 5 minute exam.
That's amazing! I didn't know they still printed Time magazine.

seriously though, been a week, how're you doing?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Caretaker » Sat May 16, 2020 11:35 am

Thank you so much for asking. I drove my wife across town to her two eye surgeries, although me being on the road is the equivalent of a 90 year old with a cigar in his mouth and his dog in his lap. I also got on the bicycle this week, although keeping a straight line takes all my concentration. While dropping off my wife at the eye surgeon, I noticed a Minute Clinic sign that said free COVID antibody testing. I naturally went in, sat for 2+ hours (most of it outside to stay away from the sickies) and eventually had my blood drawn for lab analysis. No finger (removed) (45% error rate). I'm awaiting results, hoping it will show me antibody positive so I can at least attribute my dizziness to that event. I also had my first dizziness tests last week. I see my ENT again in a couple of days where I intend to make her push the accelerator down. I'm tired of waiting weeks on end to get past these "hi, nice to meet you" preliminary visits. Other than that, the dizziness is to the point where I'm pressing through it. I just got done laying down a keystone brick walkway which looks nice. It is 89 degrees and humid here today but it is nice to sweat off a few pounds and get some exercise. Cheers.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by joatmon » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:23 pm

been almost a month since we got a 'rona update from you, how's it going?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Caretaker » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:56 am

Brain swab : negative
Blood draw: negative
I'm now waiting on my MRI brain scan results. The new software is amazing in that it has shortened the time you need to be in the "tube of death." I still took my magic pills to forget what planet I was on before being rolled in like a corpse at the morgue. I would say I'm inching better but barely. Bike riding has become a little less torturous and I'm about to go hit some tennis balls on the wall to see where my reflexes are, doing something I (once) excelled at.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by joatmon » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:30 pm

well I always knew there was something wrong with you

just kidding. Hope they get it figured out and its something token to remedy

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Vulcan » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:01 am

It was a hell of time for me, my Mom had to be in a nursing home rehabilitation in April, just the facility she was in was filling up a whole floor with Covid patients (nice going, NY. real smart.) Getting her out of there was no easy task when full pandemic mode was going on.

I could go on and on about the abuses, lies, and ineptitude I've witnessed, but that's all over now. Mom is safely home. She didn't get sick, knock on wood.

For me, it's a time to be grateful, and in the context of what we've been through, I don't really care that much about the other things going on right now.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by joatmon » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:53 pm

I'm glad Mom is safely back home, and I hope she is recovering from whatever had her in the rehab place. That must have been some serious high anxiety for both of you.

Impact to me from this covid has been not going out as much as I used to, eating way too much. And my fridge died so I had to buy a new one. So I have only had the most token of impact. So far, anyway. The rush to reopen everything tells me this virus will be around for a long time.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Caretaker » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:08 am

Live it up: There will be plenty of time to be old when you die.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Mark » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:53 pm

Yeah, the crewman in red never makes it back anyway, so no mask needed.

As I'm sitting here my neighbor across the road is having a party with maybe 30 - 40 people over. Not a mask anywhere, and teenagers giving 4-wheeler rides to little kids. Helmets and eye protection are for sissies, just like masks. And I'm watching a ~10-12 y/o help a 2 y/o shoot bottle rockets. Merica! F-yeah!
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by joatmon » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:48 am

not original to me

"Since this virus hit, my skin has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant that when I pee it cleans the toilet"

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by SlammedNiss » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:10 am

Facebook video, but anybody can view it.

"World's Craziest Coronakarens"

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3158075377572091
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Vulcan05 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:57 am

I don't have a problem with people that refuse to wear a mask.
Come November, fewer votes for Cadet Bone Spurs.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by SlammedNiss » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:13 am

Vulcan05 wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:57 am
I don't have a problem with people that refuse to wear a mask.
Come November, fewer votes for Cadet Bone Spurs.
Tbh, I'm starting to feel the same.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Mark » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:46 pm

SlammedNiss wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:10 am
Facebook video, but anybody can view it.

"World's Craziest Coronakarens"

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3158075377572091
That's batsh!t crazy stuff right there.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Vulcan05 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:28 am

SlammedNiss wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:10 am
Facebook video, but anybody can view it.

"World's Craziest Coronakarens"

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3158075377572091
Yesterday, Cadet Bone Spurs came out in favor of masks. NOW what do the crazies say?
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by SlammedNiss » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:57 am

Vulcan05 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:28 am
Yesterday, Cadet Bone Spurs came out in favor of masks. NOW what do the crazies say?
By now it's instilled in their minds that it is their constitutional right to not wear a mask.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by joatmon » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:03 am

With rampant virus, and DeSantis, Florida has enough to deal with, yet here comes TS Isaias. Good luck Floridians

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Caretaker » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:18 pm

Hey, we're doing our part every day to "re-educate" the population here:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-fires-wa ... 54995.html
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Vulcan » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:14 am

Work has restarted, at very limited numbers.

I am sure the China virus numbers have been greatly exaggerated and distorted for politics. I don't believe non-surgical masks, particularly as used - dirty, hanging off chins half the time, are much of a preventative. It's mostly a psychological thing. But I certainly don't give clerks and businesses a hard time over it, as I have observed on occasion. Just put the stupid thing on.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by joatmon » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:02 pm

Today I took a look at the kousa dogwood tree in my front yard to figure out why a branch was hanging low over the driveway, and found that it was packed with berries. Kousa dogwoods are often called chinese dogwoods. There's something about the shape of the berries. Berries are little packages packed with genetic material whose purpose is to spread and replicate. Is this all just a coincidence?
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( I do not endorse the term "chinese virus" but make indirect reference to it only for comedic effect )

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