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by Mountaineer
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 188
Views: 6644

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

How old is your daughter Mountaineer? I've heard also that older people (age > 65) have less of a problem with adverse reactions than younger ones. The doctor in Florida who died of ITP (an autoimmune condition) was 55. I can't afford even a single day of being that sick, not with all the responsib...
by Mountaineer
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 188
Views: 6644

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

Scheduled for 2nd injection Saturday. Hope the side effects are reasonable. Will let you know how it goes. 👍🏼 My wife and I had our second Pfizer vaccination this morning about 2 1/2 hours ago; neither of us had any immediate effects. We are hoping for the best. Our daughter got her second Moderna ...
by Mountaineer
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 196759

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Ha. Check out my signature link. (for posterity - https://www.city-journal.org/journalism-advocacy-over-reporting ) I canceled my NYTimes subscription a few days ago. For history books written 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 years from now regarding what had gone on for the last 20 years and what will be going o...
by Mountaineer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 188
Views: 6644

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

Scheduled for 2nd injection Saturday. Hope the side effects are reasonable. Will let you know how it goes. 👍🏼 My wife and I had our second Pfizer vaccination this morning about 2 1/2 hours ago; neither of us had any immediate effects. We are hoping for the best. Our daughter got her second Moderna ...
by Mountaineer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bombing Syria
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Bombing Syria

I Shrugged wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:17 pm
Is it being covered in MSM?
I’m sorry, is MSM an acronym for Major Stupid Morons? Seems redundant. ;)
by Mountaineer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1443
Views: 86109

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:08 pm
I have a comp sci exam that starts in a few hours. Wish me luck! Just doing some last minute prep... so nervous. :o
Matthew 6:25-34. Advantage Christians. 8)
by Mountaineer
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 188
Views: 6644

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

Scheduled for 2nd injection Saturday. Hope the side effects are reasonable. Will let you know how it goes. 👍🏼
by Mountaineer
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Stay safe, Austin people
Replies: 29
Views: 4883

Re: Stay safe, Austin people

Xan wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Water's back on this evening! Still with a boil order, but much nicer than none at all.
Glad to hear it. Hope all returns to somewhat normal quickly. 8)
by Mountaineer
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Big City to Rural Living: Considerations?
Replies: 33
Views: 930

Re: Big City to Rural Living: Considerations?

For some reason, artsy people move to rural Texas (Marfa) to paint and shit as well. Well, now I know the reason: In 1971 Donald Judd began buying old buildings and extensive ranch land in the remote desert of Marfa, Texas. The region has what might be described as a subtle beauty. Marfa isn’t clos...
by Mountaineer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The flooded midwest
Replies: 22
Views: 8256

Re: The flooded midwest

Don't know how related it is, but thought I'd throw this in here. How long of a lag is it between a bad harvest and when it's felt in the market? I can't imagine crop futures are bought years in advance. Read about the mini ice age around 1780-90, the storms with softball sized hail in Northern Eur...
by Mountaineer
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!
Replies: 55
Views: 5427

Re: Math is cis-heteronormative racism!

I agree that PDF is bull. I don't understand how getting the right answer equates to white supremacy. But I need to say, as I recently helped my younger one with a calculus problem -- I am a degreed engineer and I look back at how I was taught in high school and college, and for the most part it re...
by Mountaineer
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 140
Views: 14209

Re: Signatures

Also, no. Although I read recently that people back in the day preferred mules to horses. Due to something something hybrid vigor. Mules are more sure-footed. That’s why mules are used to pack supplies down the Grand Canyon trail to Phantom Ranch. Ditto on the Yosemite trail to the top of Nevada Fa...
by Mountaineer
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 4925

Re: The Meme Thread

InsuranceGuy wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:55 am
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Best meme yet! I nominate it for meme of the moment, month, millennium. 🤓
by Mountaineer
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: $15 minimum wage
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: $15 minimum wage

I made 85 cents/hr + tips on my busboy job in high school (circa 1965-67). And like Mountaineer and Vinnie I made enough to pay for my own tuition and books at O.S.U. I think tuition was around $250/quarter. That was actually expected by my parents. If we wanted to go to college we had to pay for i...
by Mountaineer
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: $15 minimum wage
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: $15 minimum wage

A few more thoughts after my $1.25/hour job in the summer of 1963: It helped pay for my fall semester at the university - tuition was $90; my 2 room plus bath appartment cost $45/month and I split the cost with one other person. I can't remember food costs, but I recall eating a lot of Banquet pot p...
by Mountaineer
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: $15 minimum wage
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: $15 minimum wage

I started working in 1967 at the then minimum wage of $1.40 an hour. Subsequently I've many times read that that was one of the peak minimum wages in terms of buying power. It would be worth $10.96 today. $15.00 today would be worth equal to $1.91 then. Next year I got a job with the post office (a...
by Mountaineer
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump should be convicted, forthwith.
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Trump should be convicted, forthwith.

Coach Tuberville blew the whistle on Donald Trump by Quin Hillyer, Commentary Writer | | February 11, 2021 03:15 PM https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/coach-tuberville-blew-the-whistle-on-donald-trump Whether watching on TV as the entire Senate was evacuated, as numerous third-ha...
by Mountaineer
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10551

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

I’ve got 10 years to figure all of this Medicare crap out and right now it doesn’t feel like enough! How should pre-Medicare people budget for this stuff? I have Medicare and a Medi-gap plan F (not high deductible) through AARP (United Health Care) but I don't think that plan is available any longe...
by Mountaineer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4054
Views: 237117

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:48 pm
Just wait until they activate the nanomolecules and turn everyone into fast zombies!
I now have a third ear, and only 2 weeks after the first shot. I wonder what is to come? But my hearing has drastically improved. I can now hear conspiracy theories in Mandarin as well as English. ;)
by Mountaineer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump should be convicted, forthwith.
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Trump should be convicted, forthwith.

Coach Tuberville blew the whistle on Donald Trump by Quin Hillyer, Commentary Writer | | February 11, 2021 03:15 PM https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/coach-tuberville-blew-the-whistle-on-donald-trump Whether watching on TV as the entire Senate was evacuated, as numerous third-ha...
by Mountaineer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 10551

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

I’ve got 10 years to figure all of this Medicare crap out and right now it doesn’t feel like enough! How should pre-Medicare people budget for this stuff? I have Medicare and a Medi-gap plan F (not high deductible) through AARP (United Health Care) but I don't think that plan is available any longe...
by Mountaineer
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4054
Views: 237117

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The Stand | The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine https://www.americasfrontlinedoctors.com/custom_videos/the-stand-the-truth-about-the-covid-19-vaccine/ I watched either this video a while back (or a similar one); not impressed - weak on facts and long on speculation. Doctor Simone Gold has similar ...
by Mountaineer
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Amazon Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Amazon Plus

vnatale wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:29 am

What is "Amazon+"? I did not see any way the book is free.

Thanks
Search engines are your friend. ;D

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by Mountaineer
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: accountant's blotter
Replies: 30
Views: 292

accountant's blotter

dualstow wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:12 am
why do you keep it around, if I may ask?
Because of Vinny’s damage done 50 years ago? 😬
by Mountaineer
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: accountant's blotter
Replies: 30
Views: 292

accountant's blotter

Do me a favor and don’t do a taste test on it, Vinny. I like to tease you but I don’t want you ending up in the hospital. Back 50 years ago I used several off that blotter sheet. And, if the 50 year old memory is correct...it was on the milder side. I fully believe it has zero of anything left in i...