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Well, I kind of hoped to be able to breeze into the doctor's office and drop off a vial of blood for them to test for Lyme, but that's not how things like that work, so I have an appointment today to see what's what. That's fine with me, he's nearby and my only real concern was trying to get to the bottom of this quickly, and they fit me in pretty fast. I'll let you know how it goes.

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20. Re: As company seeks to build AI-powered asteroids Jun 10, 2016, 09:22 Mr. Tact
 
Uh, yeah. Even if I lived another 40 years I doubt I'd ever see this...  



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19. No subject Jun 10, 2016, 08:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 10, 2016, 03:49:

Nah, if they can't find Americans to work cheap, they'll either hire H1-Bs, or just offshore completely. Seeing it happen at work right now. They know Indians will work for $20-30K less than Americans, because the money is worth 10x as much when they return it home.

That's what's happening here in Canada as well. The conservatives turned around and closed up most of that program(TFW -- tfw's are like H1Bs but can work at pretty much anyjob) when people started to complain. Trudeau turned around and opened it right back up, there's a couple of good cases in the last year where tradesmen(welders/pipefitters) in the oil patch have been laid off, and the company replaced them all with out-of-country workers who were paid 50% of the rate. Another case here in Ontario where everyone was laid off from a heavy machining plant, and all TFW's replaced them at 40% of the wages before.

This is actually causing a wage depression, and it's the first steps in creating a deflationary spiral.
 



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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 10, 2016, 03:49 jdreyer
 
mag wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 22:22:
US unemployed have quit looking for jobs at a 'frightening' level: Survey.

Meanwhile, new job openings are at a ridiculous high. So wages are going to have to start going up to get people back into the workforce.

Nah, if they can't find Americans to work cheap, they'll either hire H1-Bs, or just offshore completely. Seeing it happen at work right now. They know Indians will work for $20-30K less than Americans, because the money is worth 10x as much when they return it home.
 
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The land in Minecraft is flat, Minecraft simulates the Earth, ergo the Earth is flat.
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 23:12 Numinar
 
Good luck! This is stressing me out like a Crusader Kings 2 game where the succession is up in the air and you have no idea who is going to run the place or how they even could replace the ballin' ruler you have now!  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 22:22 mag
 
US unemployed have quit looking for jobs at a 'frightening' level: Survey.

Meanwhile, new job openings are at a ridiculous high. So wages are going to have to start going up to get people back into the workforce.
 
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15. Re: etc., etc. Jun 9, 2016, 21:12 Sugarman
 
Here's a bit of info to read over if you are found to have Lyme Disease and then prescribed antibiotics for it. Take it as you will.

www.scientificamerican.com/article/silver-makes-antibiotics-thousands-of-times-more-effective/

It's best to find out if you have it early, although many people have no symptoms until years after the initial infection.

Edit: My apologies for the link, the long url instructions did not seem to work.

 
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14. Re: etc., etc. Jun 9, 2016, 20:38 jdreyer
 
Task wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:30:
You get bit by a deer tick or something?
It's pretty hard to live in suburban or rural NE US and NOT get bitten by a deer tick. Especially if you own a dog.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 19:40 Ultra
 
Good luck...hope all is ok brother.  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 18:34 SlimRam
 
If the Doc drops his pen in front of you and tells you to bend over and get it while he's putting on a rubber glove DON'T DO IT!

Hope you get a good health report sir!

P.S. You're not allowed to check out before me anyway, so that should give you a few more years at least

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 16:23 The Half Elf
 
Necrophob wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 12:27:
Killer Kane wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 11:49:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:55:
Remember Blue,
If they have to do a digital exam, go to your happy place!
Hope all goes well for ya!

Sheesh, how do you give blood???

I'm sure digital is better than analog


LOL Touche sir... but then again it depends who ya ask. Ask the wife/girlfriends

Blue you back from the Doctor's yet?

Too soon to call dibs on Gunnar, the VR headset/s and any Lego Blue might have?

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 12:45 sauron
 
Good luck Blue! Shelob and the orcs send their best wishes also.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 12:27 Necrophob
 
Killer Kane wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 11:49:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:55:
Remember Blue,
If they have to do a digital exam, go to your happy place!
Hope all goes well for ya!

Sheesh, how do you give blood???

I'm sure digital is better than analog
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 12:22 PenGun
 
They will be looking for an elevated white cell count first. Then if that exists, there will be more tests.

In Canada, I have all my numbers available online, from any blood tests I might take.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 11:51 NegaDeath
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:26:
Ai-powered asteroids?? Bring it on!!

We should probably make sure Aerosmith will be available.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 11:49 Killer Kane
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:55:
Remember Blue,
If they have to do a digital exam, go to your happy place!
Hope all goes well for ya!

Sheesh, how do you give blood???
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 11:39 Acleacius
 
Not sure how it works in different states. Iirc, think you can call Labs directly and ask/buy non critical type blood tests.  
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People can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked
and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
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4. Re: etc., etc. Jun 9, 2016, 10:30 Task
 
You get bit by a deer tick or something?  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 10:26 VaranDragon
 
Ai-powered asteroids?? Bring it on!!  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 09:55 The Half Elf
 
Remember Blue,
If they have to do a digital exam, go to your happy place!
Hope all goes well for ya!
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2016, 09:38 nin
 

Good luck dude, hope it goes well!


 
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