Out of the Blue

I have a fun mission today. Our friends are out of town as they work towards moving away from here permanently (*sniff*), and they need someone to clear Jedi the Jindo out of their house for a showing later. I'm getting all sorts of brownie points for my willingness to drive down and do this. But that dog and I adore each other, and I'm always happy for the chance to see him. And since the weather abruptly shifted this week, the local forecast calls for near record high temperatures. So it will be easy enough to take him for a walk, and a fine time will be had by all. And as much as we don't want our friends to abandon us, I'll try to resist the urge to sabotaging their home to ruin the showing. Probably.

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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 14, 2022, 02:34
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 14, 2022, 02:34
Feb 14, 2022, 02:34
 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 13, 2022, 19:38:
Ricorda wrote on Feb 13, 2022, 13:32:
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 17:30:
PHJF wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 16:33:
you gonna get a shot every four months? Sheesh.

Yeah that five minute stop at the CVS I drive by every single day once every four months is reaaaalllllly a deal breaker.

They're good for six months, and yeah, lots of people already get flu vax once a year, once every six months isn't that much more of an imposition. Particularly if/when a nasty new strain arrives. I'm all for the anti-vaxxers not vaxxing - against anything. Can't cull them from the gene pool too soon.

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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 13, 2022, 14:27
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Ricorda wrote on Feb 13, 2022, 13:33:
PHJF wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 16:33:
you gonna get a shot every four months? Sheesh.

Yeah that five minute stop at the CVS I drive by every single day once every four months is reaaaalllllly a deal breaker.
At least you admit the vax doesn't stop transmission.

You need better sources of news than YouTube and social media
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 13, 2022, 13:33
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 13, 2022, 13:33
Feb 13, 2022, 13:33
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 16:33:
you gonna get a shot every four months? Sheesh.

Yeah that five minute stop at the CVS I drive by every single day once every four months is reaaaalllllly a deal breaker.
At least you admit the vax doesn't stop transmission.
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Re: w-up Third of adults over 65 develop medical conditions after COVID infection.
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Re: w-up Third of adults over 65 develop medical conditions after COVID infection. Feb 13, 2022, 08:02
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We also should remember that because they reduce symptoms, they prevent spreading, because you are, on average, coughing and sneezing for longer(without vaccine). However, the new version omnicron, seems to be so easily transmitted we may all get it no matter what. in that case, getting the vaccines are an even better idea, because it will 100% be either unvaccinated infection or vaccinated infection.
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Re: w-up Third of adults over 65 develop medical conditions after COVID infection.
Feb 13, 2022, 07:57
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Re: w-up Third of adults over 65 develop medical conditions after COVID infection. Feb 13, 2022, 07:57
Feb 13, 2022, 07:57
 
The vaccines don't prevent infection (catching or spreading), and the shots are now only effective at reducing symptoms for 4 months...you gonna get a shot every four months? Sheesh.

The vaccines are by no means perfect- If we could make them perfect, we would. but they GREATLY reduce symptoms, so basically they prevent you from dying or ICU with covid. The effect wears off some over time, yes, but less so for more doses. we might , in the end need 4, 5 or 6 doses, who knows, but its the best weapon against the virus we have.. Its like saying "why doesnt the plane move at lightspeed, getting there will take HOURS, sheesh!. Well, its the fastest thing we have.. so..
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 13, 2022, 07:51
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 13, 2022, 07:51
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 22:32:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 21:32:
...a 30-60 percentage reduction of the population would collapse society as we know it...

Cool. When can we get started?
While I might be convinced starting over is needed, I'd rather it happen after I am gone. I like my very comfortable life and have no desire to suffer through an apocalypse...
β€œExtinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 13, 2022, 04:08
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 13, 2022, 04:08
Feb 13, 2022, 04:08
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The Half Elf wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 23:06:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 22:04:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 16:44:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 15:56:
Nerdle 9 13/37!

NFT?

This is like the third time you've asked if these are NFTs. What makes you think they have anything to do with NFTs?

NFT? Cause that's the buzz word of the interwebs these days

In that case, you'll want to talk to troglodyte nerdle, Doug! He can hook you up with some premium pixel-art NFTs.

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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 13, 2022, 02:43
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 13, 2022, 02:43
Feb 13, 2022, 02:43
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The Half Elf wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 23:06:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 22:04:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 16:44:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 15:56:
Nerdle 9 13/37!

NFT?

This is like the third time you've asked if these are NFTs. What makes you think they have anything to do with NFTs?

NFT? Cause that's the buzz word of the interwebs these days

Sell your first "NFT?" posting as an NFT. Profit $$$!
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 13, 2022, 02:20
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Tricky, tricky.

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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 12, 2022, 23:39
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 12, 2022, 23:39
Feb 12, 2022, 23:39
 
The Super Bowl can give you a heart attack; here’s some tips to avoid one.

I made my onion dip with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and intend to eat it with carrot sticks and steamed broccoli. That's my plan.
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 12, 2022, 23:06
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 12, 2022, 23:06
Feb 12, 2022, 23:06
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 22:04:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 16:44:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 15:56:
Nerdle 9 13/37!

NFT?

This is like the third time you've asked if these are NFTs. What makes you think they have anything to do with NFTs?

NFT? Cause that's the buzz word of the interwebs these days
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 12, 2022, 22:55
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 12, 2022, 22:55
Feb 12, 2022, 22:55
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 22:32:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 21:32:
...a 30-60 percentage reduction of the population would collapse society as we know it...

Cool. When can we get started?
I'm busy tomorrow, how's Monday?
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 12, 2022, 22:32
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Feb 12, 2022, 22:32
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 21:32:
...a 30-60 percentage reduction of the population would collapse society as we know it...

Cool. When can we get started?
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 12, 2022, 22:04
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 12, 2022, 22:04
Feb 12, 2022, 22:04
 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 16:44:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 15:56:
Nerdle 9 13/37!

NFT?

This is like the third time you've asked if these are NFTs. What makes you think they have anything to do with NFTs?
"Listen, Peter... with great horsepower comes... the sickest drifts..." - source
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 12, 2022, 21:32
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible Feb 12, 2022, 21:32
Feb 12, 2022, 21:32
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 21:04:
Without the Black Death we'd likely still be mired in serfdom. It alone is what created the middle-class and sped us onward into an age of discovery.
While this evaluation of the benefits of the black plague is somewhat accurate it doesn't necessarily follow we'd get a similar result this time around. I'd be willing to bet a 30-60 percentage reduction of the population would collapse society as we know it. There are lots of little cogs holding things together, as the supply chain issues have clearly demonstrated. What we have seen to date would be insignificant compared to the interruption which would follow the loss of that much population.
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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 12, 2022, 21:04
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bigspender wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 20:46:
We apparently didn't learn anything from the Spanish flu or COVID, or the last time H5N1 made the rounds, so maybe a few bullion deaths will do it? I really hope they ban bird farming asap. I like my life far more than KFC

Cold as it may sound this rock is vastly overpopulated and needs a serious culling of our species. These things are also necessary for progress of the species. Without the Black Death we'd likely still be mired in serfdom. It alone is what created the middle-class and sped us onward into an age of discovery.

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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 12, 2022, 20:46
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Feb 12, 2022, 20:46
 
'Highly pathogenic' bird flu hits U.S. farm

I recently read that this is a weekly occurrence in the US (and across the globe) on all types of farms. Mostly birds, but also pigs and cows.

We're only all still alive due to luck more or less. It's really time time to stop all animal agriculture before the luck runs out. As a population anyway, but many farmers weren't so lucky, dying of these deadly viruses, which is usually what tips off the CDC.


H5N1 is not pandemic worthy since its not particularly contagious. But it won't take too long before it would become highly contagious one enough humans get it, or if it hits a pig farm where the lungs of a pig are similar to humans, and then easily jumps to us, with its 50/50 mortality rate, and it's new virility. Experts suggest it'll be billions dead, the only thing stopping it will be that it burns through humans so fast it will make itself extinct, by running out of hosts.

We apparently didn't learn anything from the Spanish flu or COVID, or the last time H5N1 made the rounds, so maybe a few bullion deaths will do it? I really hope they ban bird farming asap. I like my life far more than KFC

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Re: OotB: Mission Possible
Feb 12, 2022, 19:24
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Feb 12, 2022, 19:24
 
I hope everyone enjoys the Superb Owl tomorrow.
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