Out of the Blue

My services are required today to escort MrsBlue for an oil change for her car. No, this is not actually something that requires my presence, but it will prevent her from feeling nervous that she'll get railroaded into some needless expense. But that's fine, because there's this little deli near the shop that serves the most incredible egg sandwiches. It's not close enough to just pop in on a whim, but they are so good that they make spending a little time waiting for your car seem like the best thing that will happen to you all day. I think I'm going to take a picture of the description on the menu-board to try and recreate these on my own. Doritos (yes, Doritos!) and all.

Obituary: Chris Ayres, Voice Actor For Dragon Ball's Frieza, Dies Age 56.

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Oct 20, 2021, 09:59
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2021, 09:59
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Anyone getting a pig's kidney is unaware of the consequences. The drugs that keep your body from rejecting such make you a walking germ target. With covid around your chances are not good unless you become a hermit.
As to climate change, I find it amazing how many idiots think it is ok to destroy our economies when doing so will hardly make a dent in climate change. I am all for doing whatever we can do to limit the effects, but not destroying people struggling to make ends meet.. These activists conveniently tend to ignore that many of their policies drastically increase energy prices which affects the poor far more than any other class.
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Oct 20, 2021, 10:14
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2021, 10:14
Oct 20, 2021, 10:14
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 09:59:
Anyone getting a pig's kidney is unaware of the consequences. The drugs that keep your body from rejecting such make you a walking germ target. With covid around your chances are not good unless you become a hermit.
Isn't that true even for a transplanting a human kidney? I was under the impression all transplant recipients needed to take auto-immune suppression medications. Is that not the case?
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Oct 20, 2021, 10:17
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Oct 20, 2021, 10:17
 
Early start today, Blue. Got something planned for the day and needed to get this out of the way?
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Oct 20, 2021, 12:46
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2021, 12:46
Oct 20, 2021, 12:46
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 10:14:
Isn't that true even for a transplanting a human kidney?

Speaking as someone with a good friend that had a kidney transplant, yes, that's true. It would seem as if Ozmodam likes to spew misinformation about topics he knows little about.
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Oct 20, 2021, 13:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2021, 13:00
Oct 20, 2021, 13:00
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 10:14:
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 09:59:
Anyone getting a pig's kidney is unaware of the consequences. The drugs that keep your body from rejecting such make you a walking germ target. With covid around your chances are not good unless you become a hermit.
Isn't that true even for a transplanting a human kidney? I was under the impression all transplant recipients needed to take auto-immune suppression medications. Is that not the case?

That is the case. It is also the case for people who have auto-immune diseases which virulently attack the host.

Also, no one getting a transplant is "unaware of the consequences". A person getting a transplant is made well aware of the inherent risks and the medications they will be taking to reduce the risk of rejection. They will also be told the risks those medications will pose to them during flu/cold seasons, infections, etc.
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Oct 20, 2021, 13:51
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Oct 20, 2021, 13:51
 
Medical examiner and cadaver dog called to park where investigators found Brian Laundrie's items oh please oh please oh please
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 20, 2021, 14:01
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Oct 20, 2021, 14:01
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 09:59:
Anyone getting a pig's kidney is unaware of the consequences. The drugs that keep your body from rejecting such make you a walking germ target. With covid around your chances are not good unless you become a hermit.
As to climate change, I find it amazing how many idiots think it is ok to destroy our economies when doing so will hardly make a dent in climate change. I am all for doing whatever we can do to limit the effects, but not destroying people struggling to make ends meet.. These activists conveniently tend to ignore that many of their policies drastically increase energy prices which affects the poor far more than any other class.

Well according to the article, the breakthrough is that the pig was genetically modified to remove the gene that causes rejection in humans. They also want to use this for heart valves and skin grafts.
This was a short test - only 3 days - to prove that the kidney would function properly (it did) and there was no instant rejection (there wasn't). There may still be long term rejection issues as with normal transplants that will be discovered in future test, but this is very promising.
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On a personal note, took a bad fall mountain biking sunday. Landed hard on my left hip. I can still walk (albeit with pain - mostly hamstring) and I biked 3 miles back to the car with no problem. Saw the doctor today who confirmed nothing likely broken, but having an MRI done tomorrow to see if there's any tendon damage.

Maybe I'm getting to old for the dirt trails. Growing old sucks.

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McDonnell Douglas MD-87
Oct 20, 2021, 15:09
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McDonnell Douglas MD-87 Oct 20, 2021, 15:09
Oct 20, 2021, 15:09
 
'Get out, get out, get out': Everyone survives after plane's failed takeoff in Texas, plane self emolates.
Talk about 21 lucky people. https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20211019-0
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Oct 20, 2021, 15:13
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Oct 20, 2021, 15:13
 
Chris Ayres, Voice Actor For Dragon Ball's Frieza, Dies Age 56.
LaPorte did not state the cause of death, but in 2017, Ayres was diagnosed with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which required a double lung transplant.
That's a hell of a comorbidity. I hope COVID wasn't involved.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 20, 2021, 15:22
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Oct 20, 2021, 15:22
 
God of War (2018) releasing on PC in January - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1593500/God_of_War/
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Oct 20, 2021, 15:28
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RedEye9 wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 13:51:
Medical examiner and cadaver dog called to park where investigators found Brian Laundrie's items oh please oh please oh please
Is it wrong that I'm hoping for a Darwin award here?
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-87
Oct 20, 2021, 15:29
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-87 Oct 20, 2021, 15:29
Oct 20, 2021, 15:29
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 15:09:
'Get out, get out, get out': Everyone survives after plane's failed takeoff in Texas, plane self emolates.
Talk about 21 lucky people. https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20211019-0
Technology failure in TX results in people exposed to the elements? That's a first.
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Oct 20, 2021, 15:30
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 14:01:
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 09:59:
Anyone getting a pig's kidney is unaware of the consequences. The drugs that keep your body from rejecting such make you a walking germ target. With covid around your chances are not good unless you become a hermit.
As to climate change, I find it amazing how many idiots think it is ok to destroy our economies when doing so will hardly make a dent in climate change. I am all for doing whatever we can do to limit the effects, but not destroying people struggling to make ends meet.. These activists conveniently tend to ignore that many of their policies drastically increase energy prices which affects the poor far more than any other class.

Well according to the article, the breakthrough is that the pig was genetically modified to remove the gene that causes rejection in humans. They also want to use this for heart valves and skin grafts.
This was a short test - only 3 days - to prove that the kidney would function properly (it did) and there was no instant rejection (there wasn't). There may still be long term rejection issues as with normal transplants that will be discovered in future test, but this is very promising.
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On a personal note, took a bad fall mountain biking sunday. Landed hard on my left hip. I can still walk (albeit with pain - mostly hamstring) and I biked 3 miles back to the car with no problem. Saw the doctor today who confirmed nothing likely broken, but having an MRI done tomorrow to see if there's any tendon damage.

Maybe I'm getting to old for the dirt trails. Growing old sucks.
I thought this story was going to end with you needing a new kidney.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Oct 20, 2021, 16:40
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Oct 20, 2021, 16:40
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 14:01:
On a personal note, took a bad fall mountain biking sunday. Landed hard on my left hip. I can still walk (albeit with pain - mostly hamstring) and I biked 3 miles back to the car with no problem. Saw the doctor today who confirmed nothing likely broken, but having an MRI done tomorrow to see if there's any tendon damage.

Maybe I'm getting to old for the dirt trails. Growing old sucks.

Yes it does. I wiped out on some wooden deck stairs in 2017, landed on my back right on the edge of the stair. Had Xrays, CT, MRI, saw a specialist, they found nothing. It still hurts a lot 5 years later now whenever I lean over to the left. I still think I chipped a rib bone and it's the muscle abraiding on it whenever I lean that way. I keep meaning to go see another orthopedic surgeon because otherwise it should have healed long ago - first surgeon told me that back injuries can take years to heal. 5 years? I think not.

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Oct 20, 2021, 16:43
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Oct 20, 2021, 16:43
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 09:59:
Anyone getting a pig's kidney is unaware of the consequences. The drugs that keep your body from rejecting such make you a walking germ target. With covid around your chances are not good unless you become a hermit.

As to climate change, I find it amazing how many idiots think it is ok to destroy our economies when doing so will hardly make a dent in climate change. I am all for doing whatever we can do to limit the effects, but not destroying people struggling to make ends meet.. These activists conveniently tend to ignore that many of their policies drastically increase energy prices which affects the poor far more than any other class.

I"m sure the pig being killed isn't too happy about it.

So rather than make a more egalitarian world by getting the rich/big biz to actually pay some tax - nevermind their fair share - and eliminating poverty, we should just let the poor be poor AND destroy the earth too? Wow, you ever consider running office? You're a shoe in any conservative enclave.

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Oct 20, 2021, 17:33
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Oct 20, 2021, 17:33
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jacobvandy wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 15:22:
God of War (2018) releasing on PC in January - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1593500/God_of_War/

An absolutely phenomenal game.
Steam + PSN: PHJF
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Oct 20, 2021, 19:50
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 15:28:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 13:51:
Medical examiner and cadaver dog called to park where investigators found Brian Laundrie's items oh please oh please oh please
Is it wrong that I'm hoping for a Darwin award here?
Suspected human remains found.
We can surmise that he killed that young woman.
His cause of death is immaterial.

edit:
None of this would ever have happened w/out the help of Dog the Bounty Hunter. /s
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Oct 20, 2021, 19:54
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Oct 20, 2021, 19:54
 
Well, considering they have found five other bodies, which they think are not related, since the search started... I'll definitely wait for a confirmation of the ID before assuming he is out of reach.
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Oct 21, 2021, 00:00
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Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 19:54:
Well, considering they have found five other bodies, which they think are not related, since the search started... I'll definitely wait for a confirmation of the ID before assuming he is out of reach.

difference; they found his personal items nearby. gators probably got him. why would you ever hide out in a swamp where there are predators for whom eating humans is no biggie?
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Oct 21, 2021, 01:08
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Oct 21, 2021, 01:08
 
Just watched the James Bond movie. It was spectacular and well worth the wait.
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