Out of the Blue

I'm happy to say that the tendinitis in my wrist and forearm has been gradually improving. I still take care to wear my wrist support and tennis elbow brace while gaming, but I find I am able to do normal typing on the computer without them, and do not seem to be any worse for wear. I could probably try to game without them as well, but they're not too much of an impediment, and I don't think I want to risk a setback for no particular reason.

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Re: Out of the Blue - Forced Monkey Labor
Jan 27, 2021, 08:01
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Re: Out of the Blue - Forced Monkey Labor Jan 27, 2021, 08:01
Jan 27, 2021, 08:01
 
Jonjonz wrote on Jan 27, 2021, 07:27:
Normally I support PETA's basic intent, but like so many liberal causes, they are now going off the deep end. Just how does PETA think domesticated animals came into being? Cattle, sheep, horses, Oxen, chickens all used to be wild animals until man started capturing them and keeping them to perform work or serve as a food source.

Domesticating wild animals is OK in my book, but it does sound like this particular coconut operation is unnecessarily cruel.

Now? PETA has always been off the deep end.
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Re: Out of the Blue - Forced Monkey Labor
Jan 27, 2021, 07:27
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Re: Out of the Blue - Forced Monkey Labor Jan 27, 2021, 07:27
Jan 27, 2021, 07:27
 
Normally I support PETA's basic intent, but like so many liberal causes, they are now going off the deep end. Just how does PETA think domesticated animals came into being? Cattle, sheep, horses, Oxen, chickens all used to be wild animals until man started capturing them and keeping them to perform work or serve as a food source.

Domesticating wild animals is OK in my book, but it does sound like this particular coconut operation is unnecessarily cruel.
"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss." - The Who.
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Re: BOSS LEVEL Trailer (2021) Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, Action Movie HD.
Jan 27, 2021, 05:54
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Re: BOSS LEVEL Trailer (2021) Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, Action Movie HD. Jan 27, 2021, 05:54
Jan 27, 2021, 05:54
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 20:36:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 13:05:
I'll put it on my list for "when it comes to movie channels"...

It's a mashup of video games, Groundhog Day, and Edge of Tomorrow. All things that I love. I will watch it when it's available streaming, I'm done going to theaters, I think.

I am impressed with how shredded Frank Grillo and Michelle Yeoh are though, they are both 50+ ! Assuming CGI isn't involved with their looks.



I've seen it. It was available on Netflix or for a limited while, in the EU or at least in my region of the EU. It was a fun, and at times funny action flick. Not better than either Groundhog Day, or even Edge of Tomorrow but it was still a fun watch. One of those movies that probably would have been a big hit in the theaters but that will now inevitably flop due to the Pandemic.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 27, 2021, 01:11
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2021, 01:11
Jan 27, 2021, 01:11
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Kxmode wrote on Jan 27, 2021, 00:51:
I don't know if anyone is in the market for a scarf, but I found a company that transforms recycled products into wearable fabrics. They sell a recycled scarf that's getting great reviews for $68. They've put it on sale for $50. At checkout, I used the coupon code BYEWINTER to knock off 50%. From $68 down to 25 bucks.

Got a follow-up from the company.

You’re probably familiar with our mission by now: for every product purchased, we remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways. For us, it goes deeper than a one-for-one promise—we believe that businesses should be responsible for not only protecting the planet but also minimizing the impact they make in the first place.

For your purchase today, we’ll remove pounds of trash. Because a portion of each purchase funds our cleanups, they would quite literally be impossible without your support.

This is normally the part where we'd tell you to check out community cleanups near you, but those are currently on hold to help stop the spread of COVID-19; we hope they'll be back up and running in 2021! In the meantime, we love a good neighborhood or local park cleanup with our DIY Cleanup Kit.


Super cool. Glad to support a good cause while keeping my neck warm.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 27, 2021, 00:51
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2021, 00:51
Jan 27, 2021, 00:51
 Kxmode
 
I don't know if anyone is in the market for a scarf, but I found a company that transforms recycled products into wearable fabrics. They sell a recycled scarf that's getting great reviews for $68. They've put it on sale for $50. At checkout, I used the coupon code BYEWINTER to knock off 50%. From $68 down to 25 bucks.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Totally Under Control
Jan 26, 2021, 20:44
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Re: Totally Under Control Jan 26, 2021, 20:44
Jan 26, 2021, 20:44
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 18:28:
In November 2020 Kaiser-Permanente was not giving N95 masks to the MAs that helped administer the COVID19 tests. That by itself is unbelievable but I was there, so yeah. The interesting part is the stupid doesn't stop there. The RN or LVN that administered the test was behind a plexiglass booth using a clean room type rubber glove setup. They had all the gear and the N95...behind the plexiglass. The MAs? We had a medical gown on over our scrubs, a level 2 mask, and exam gloves. Reminder, we are on the side of the person being tested, we are the the ones in the same room as the sputum that flies into the air when the patients inevitably cough or sneeze during or after the test. We would ask about a N95 and we would, with a straight face, be told that we needed a better union because the nurses and doctors were getting their N95s. *edit: remember, I was a student so the union comment wasn't just idiotic, it was intentionally saying "fuck you"

If I hadn't seen the N95s stored in various supply rooms I would have believed the stupid "we don't have enough" excuses because everyone kept telling me that "we need the nurses and doctors most so they are the priority". What a fucking load of crap. Does every MA in every little clinic need a N95? Of course not. Maybe the ones helping to administer the COVID19 tests should though....if not for their own safety, for the safety of the patients. I literally can't think of a dumber thing I have observed in a workplace I have been in. Ever.
Utter idiocy
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Re: BOSS LEVEL Trailer (2021) Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, Action Movie HD.
Jan 26, 2021, 20:36
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Re: BOSS LEVEL Trailer (2021) Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, Action Movie HD. Jan 26, 2021, 20:36
Jan 26, 2021, 20:36
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 13:05:
I'll put it on my list for "when it comes to movie channels"...

It's a mashup of video games, Groundhog Day, and Edge of Tomorrow. All things that I love. I will watch it when it's available streaming, I'm done going to theaters, I think.

I am impressed with how shredded Frank Grillo and Michelle Yeoh are though, they are both 50+ ! Assuming CGI isn't involved with their looks.


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Re: Totally Under Control
Jan 26, 2021, 18:28
Jivaro
 
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Re: Totally Under Control Jan 26, 2021, 18:28
Jan 26, 2021, 18:28
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jdreyer wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 16:59:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 14:34:
Documentary
An in-depth look at how the United States government handled the response to the COVID-19 outbreak during the early months of the pandemic.

Trailer https://youtu.be/F7ktU4WRfzM

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/totally-under-control-movie-review-2020

I haven’t seen it yet but I’m sure I’ll be doing with the reviewer did “ ... it was enough to overwhelm and upset me so much that I had to turn it off several times to decompress.”

Health Workers Still Face Shortages Of Critical Medical Supplies

In Feb we were told that you couldn't just pump out N95 masks because it takes 6 months to build the machines to make them. It's almost a year later, and still almost no N95 masks...

In November 2020 Kaiser-Permanente was not giving N95 masks to the MAs that helped administer the COVID19 tests. That by itself is unbelievable but I was there, so yeah. The interesting part is the stupid doesn't stop there. The RN or LVN that administered the test was behind a plexiglass booth using a clean room type rubber glove setup. They had all the gear and the N95...behind the plexiglass. The MAs? We had a medical gown on over our scrubs, a level 2 mask, and exam gloves. Reminder, we are on the side of the person being tested, we are the the ones in the same room as the sputum that flies into the air when the patients inevitably cough or sneeze during or after the test. We would ask about a N95 and we would, with a straight face, be told that we needed a better union because the nurses and doctors were getting their N95s. *edit: remember, I was a student so the union comment wasn't just idiotic, it was intentionally saying "fuck you"

If I hadn't seen the N95s stored in various supply rooms I would have believed the stupid "we don't have enough" excuses because everyone kept telling me that "we need the nurses and doctors most so they are the priority". What a fucking load of crap. Does every MA in every little clinic need a N95? Of course not. Maybe the ones helping to administer the COVID19 tests should though....if not for their own safety, for the safety of the patients. I literally can't think of a dumber thing I have observed in a workplace I have been in. Ever.

This comment was edited on Jan 26, 2021, 18:40.
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Re: Totally Under Control
Jan 26, 2021, 16:59
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Re: Totally Under Control Jan 26, 2021, 16:59
Jan 26, 2021, 16:59
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 14:34:
Documentary
An in-depth look at how the United States government handled the response to the COVID-19 outbreak during the early months of the pandemic.

Trailer https://youtu.be/F7ktU4WRfzM

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/totally-under-control-movie-review-2020

I haven’t seen it yet but I’m sure I’ll be doing with the reviewer did “ ... it was enough to overwhelm and upset me so much that I had to turn it off several times to decompress.”

Health Workers Still Face Shortages Of Critical Medical Supplies

In Feb we were told that you couldn't just pump out N95 masks because it takes 6 months to build the machines to make them. It's almost a year later, and still almost no N95 masks...
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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Re: Willy's Wonderland - Official Trailer
Jan 26, 2021, 15:53
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Re: Willy's Wonderland - Official Trailer Jan 26, 2021, 15:53
Jan 26, 2021, 15:53
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 14:48:
Nicolas Cage is an odd ball movie? Who woulda thunk it?

When I sent that to Blue, my remark was: "Nick Cage, in his continuing quest, to take any role, for any price. And my continuing quest to watch the ensuing train wrecks."
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 26, 2021, 15:13
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Jan 26, 2021, 15:13
 
Just saw this headline, I'm calling bullshit, er baloney!

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 26, 2021, 14:59
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Jan 26, 2021, 14:59
 
Holy carp, looks like the first real day of winter out there as it's snowing like a bastard.
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Re: Willy's Wonderland - Official Trailer
Jan 26, 2021, 14:48
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Re: Willy's Wonderland - Official Trailer Jan 26, 2021, 14:48
Jan 26, 2021, 14:48
 
Nicolas Cage is an odd ball movie? Who woulda thunk it?
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Totally Under Control
Jan 26, 2021, 14:34
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Totally Under Control Jan 26, 2021, 14:34
Jan 26, 2021, 14:34
 
Documentary
An in-depth look at how the United States government handled the response to the COVID-19 outbreak during the early months of the pandemic.

Trailer https://youtu.be/F7ktU4WRfzM

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/totally-under-control-movie-review-2020

I haven’t seen it yet but I’m sure I’ll be doing with the reviewer did “ ... it was enough to overwhelm and upset me so much that I had to turn it off several times to decompress.”

Health Workers Still Face Shortages Of Critical Medical Supplies
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 26, 2021, 13:09
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Jan 26, 2021, 13:09
 
WW looks like a NC movie I’d actually enjoy.
I hope BL has a Bill Murray cameo.
The bear was the best part of that slope.
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Re: BOSS LEVEL Trailer (2021) Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, Action Movie HD.
Jan 26, 2021, 13:05
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Re: BOSS LEVEL Trailer (2021) Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, Action Movie HD. Jan 26, 2021, 13:05
Jan 26, 2021, 13:05
 
I'll put it on my list for "when it comes to movie channels"...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 26, 2021, 12:51
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Ryan was nowhere near the candle, allegedly.
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