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    We probably have more time to vote than the time...

    We probably have more time to vote than the time in a parliamentary system between when an election is called and ballots are cast. And our years long campaigns have given us ... Trump and Biden.
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    My mother couldn't come up with the name of who...

    My mother couldn't come up with the name of who she voted for. She finally said The Green Guy.
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    Today I remembered when a debate moderator tried...

    Today I remembered when a debate moderator tried to cut the microphone and Reagan said, "I paid for that microphone." It was a popular line. I wonder if Trump will try something similar tonight.
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    This morning I saw on BBC News that the second...

    This morning I saw on BBC News that the second wave in Europe has as many or more cases but fewer deaths. To me this makes sense as the most vulnerable died in the first wave. If we don't get a cure...
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    Covid is so boring I figured I would try for some...

    Covid is so boring I figured I would try for some online companionship, but I didn't want to put my picture online. However, to respond to messages it is required. So I found the biggest mask I have...
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    It is nice to feel productive. I am so bored with...

    It is nice to feel productive. I am so bored with so much downtime where I am now I can't wait to start at my new location Monday, where they actually want to teach me things and keep me busy. Good...
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    There are people who want to keep smoking. They...

    There are people who want to keep smoking. They will find cases of smokers who lived into their 90's. They will find cases of nonsmokers who died of lung cancer. This does not change the facts, that...
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    4.5% of older adults live in nursing homes and 2%...

    4.5% of older adults live in nursing homes and 2% in assisted living facilities. Source: NIH
    Yet these facilities account for 42% of covid deaths.

    From this I glean that:

    Mortality rates...
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    That is why people should assess their risks and...

    That is why people should assess their risks and act accordingly. Live with elderly people? Do your schooling remotely, etc.

    I am staying away from my parents, only visiting outdoors 10+ feet...
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    I do not devalue the lives of older people. But I...

    I do not devalue the lives of older people. But I think rather than lock everyone down the government should give people the ability to assess their own risks and act accordingly. These risks vary...
  11. Thread: Predictions

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    He stiffed contractors and subcontractors working...

    He stiffed contractors and subcontractors working on his properties all the time. He stole from his fake charity. He had it spend money on noncharitable items like a portrait of himself. He sexually...
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    From today's news: 42% of US covid deaths are...

    From today's news:

    42% of US covid deaths are in nursing homes

    Young people are at such a low risk that a British pharmaceutical company is seeking volunteers under the age of 30 to be...
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    People can and do lose significant amounts of...

    People can and do lose significant amounts of weight and keep it off, sometimes assisted by bariatric surgery.
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    A former coworker just found out his ex wife was...

    A former coworker just found out his ex wife was cheating on him and the child he thought was his might not be. Tests will be coming. Yes, DNA can have many surprises, and hopefully IL you like your...
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    This defeatist mindset is why obesity gets worse...

    This defeatist mindset is why obesity gets worse every year.
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    Maybe we should shut down drug rehab programs. Do...

    Maybe we should shut down drug rehab programs. Do you know how many people relapse? Most of them relapse at some point. Lots of them relapse again and again. Why should people try to do something...
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    Maybe we shouldn't encourage people to stop...

    Maybe we shouldn't encourage people to stop smoking either. After all quitting is hard. No one should have to do anything hard. Instead when they make bad decisions the government, other ratepayers...
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    It is 1 or 2 days slower, not a big difference....

    It is 1 or 2 days slower, not a big difference. In one case I found out people at the lockbox were sitting on mail for several days due to a fear of corona. It was not the USPS.
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    An interesting read. Thank you.

    An interesting read. Thank you.
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    36.5% of American adults are obese, so it doesn't...

    36.5% of American adults are obese, so it doesn't take a lot of other conditions to get to 40%. And 7 months into the pandemic and not a peep from our public health officials about losing weight to...
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    Spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and mozzarella...

    Spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
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    A coworker sent out an annoyed email because...

    A coworker sent out an annoyed email because someone left a used mask on his desk. I also see them in parking lots. My state has a mask mandate so our discarders may not be health conscious "good...
  23. Thread: October Frugals

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    October Frugals

    It's over halfway through the month so I guess time for this thread.

    I am doing pretty well. Today I was first in the door and got a neck trim only not a haircut as I am growing out my sides. The...
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    The most basic equation, as pointed out by some...

    The most basic equation, as pointed out by some researchers, is masks = complacency about social distancing. So maybe first grade math.

    Here is an article on this:
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    The stores are increasingly a free for all. Lots...

    The stores are increasingly a free for all. Lots of people ignore the directional arrows on the aisles. They stand right next to you. Even at checkout where there are markings every six feet some guy...
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