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gregl wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Some positive things: My daughter, who homeschools five adopted kids with special needs and cooks most everything from scratch including baked goods, and who still finds time to do an hour workout daily, is going to pick up some donated fabric from a local fabric store and make masks.

And a local news story told of a woman with kids who was limited to two jugs of milk when she needed four. The clerk set two of the four aside to return to the cooler. A scruffy guy back in line said he'd buy them, and then he gave them to the woman and wouldn't let her pay him for them.

So while the news can seem negative, there are good people out there who try to do the right thing.
First, I'd like to say you raised a great daughter! Second, that's the kind of news I can get more used to seeing!
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A few days ago a story was published about some people who’ll make difference with COVID-19. They’ve developed an antibody test for the virus, which would support much wider testing than the RT-PCR tests. They’re rolling out their testing in their home town of Telluride, CO, offering free tests to any who volunteer.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... ty/608590/

I’m reminded of two people who worked in the vaccine business of AHP/Wyeth. Both were fact-based experts who knew their business well and who made a difference in difficult times in the past.

The first was involved in formulating the injectable polio virus vaccine. He got around with a cane because of partial paralysis from a childhood polio infection. It was personal for him, and the vaccine worked very well. I like to think that the success of the vaccine was especially satisfying for him.

The second was a lead statistician working on clinical trials. His hobby was betting on the ponies, and he had to be careful to moderate his habit so that his winnings didn’t impact his taxes. That’s the kind of statistician you want working on your trials!

Good things are happening at so many levels, but they're easy to overlook in our information-overloaded culture.
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I think that one has to consider the media's love of gloom and doom. Not to minimize this but, "If it bleeds, it leads". Or, as some forgotten psychologist called it, "Ain't it awful?"

I go to CDC and a couple of hopefully reputable health statistics sites if I want to get something beyond the Titanic mentality. It's grim, but maybe not quite as bad as portrayed in the mainstream media.

And I'm considering painting lamb's blood around my doors. :think:
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:49 pm
I think that one has to consider the media's love of gloom and doom. Not to minimize this but, "If it bleeds, it leads". Or, as some forgotten psychologist called it, "Ain't it awful?"

I go to CDC and a couple of hopefully reputable health statistics sites if I want to get something beyond the Titanic mentality. It's grim, but maybe not quite as bad as portrayed in the mainstream media.

And I'm considering painting lamb's blood around my doors. :think:
Now THAT'S an idea! :lol:
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Just received word that my Instacart order from the local supermarket - everything is out of stock. I will be receiving 4 onions, though! :lol:
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Onions are good. You can saute them, fry 'em, add them to chicken stock, or eat 'em raw like an apple. (Well, ok, the only person I've ever seen eat them raw was an old guy from Poland - I think they might have been a staple in his village with potatoes.)
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Just received word that my Instacart order from the local supermarket - everything is out of stock. I will be receiving 4 onions, though! :lol:
If you have a way to fry them....tons of onion rings!!! Yeeeaaaahhhhh!!
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pakarinen wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Onions are good. You can saute them, fry 'em, add them to chicken stock, or eat 'em raw like an apple. (Well, ok, the only person I've ever seen eat them raw was an old guy from Poland - I think they might have been a staple in his village with potatoes.)
My grandfather used to eat a sandwich consisting of ordinary white (or rye) bread thickly spread with butter and sliced raw onions. I think he did it for two reasons. He actually liked it and it really annoyed my grandmother. ;)
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pakarinen wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:49 pm
I think that one has to consider the media's love of gloom and doom. Not to minimize this but, "If it bleeds, it leads". Or, as some forgotten psychologist called it, "Ain't it awful?"

I go to CDC and a couple of hopefully reputable health statistics sites if I want to get something beyond the Titanic mentality. It's grim, but maybe not quite as bad as portrayed in the mainstream media.

And I'm considering painting lamb's blood around my doors. :think:
Agree, the media drives peoples' anxiety through the roof, and to relieve it they do mad runs on stores or beaches.
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:02 pm
pakarinen wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Onions are good. You can saute them, fry 'em, add them to chicken stock, or eat 'em raw like an apple. (Well, ok, the only person I've ever seen eat them raw was an old guy from Poland - I think they might have been a staple in his village with potatoes.)
My grandfather used to eat a sandwich consisting of ordinary white (or rye) bread thickly spread with butter and sliced raw onions. I think he did it for two reasons. He actually liked it and it really annoyed my grandmother. ;)
I see a genetic connection, my friend. :lol:
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:12 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:02 pm
pakarinen wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Onions are good. You can saute them, fry 'em, add them to chicken stock, or eat 'em raw like an apple. (Well, ok, the only person I've ever seen eat them raw was an old guy from Poland - I think they might have been a staple in his village with potatoes.)
My grandfather used to eat a sandwich consisting of ordinary white (or rye) bread thickly spread with butter and sliced raw onions. I think he did it for two reasons. He actually liked it and it really annoyed my grandmother. ;)
I see a genetic connection, my friend. :lol:
The degree to which I am annoying is more from my Mother. She introduced me to Plato's Socratic dialogues at too early an age. If I thought the unexamined life was worth living I would make an Apology. :lol: So far no hemlock so it's good. ;)
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:sprefac:
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:26 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:12 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:02 pm


My grandfather used to eat a sandwich consisting of ordinary white (or rye) bread thickly spread with butter and sliced raw onions. I think he did it for two reasons. He actually liked it and it really annoyed my grandmother. ;)
I see a genetic connection, my friend. :lol:
The degree to which I am annoying is more from my Mother. She introduced me to Plato's Socratic dialogues at too early an age. If I thought the unexamined life was worth living I would make an Apology. :lol: So far no hemlock so it's good. ;)
This explains so much! No wonder you have an approach such as you do on any one subject. I discovered philosophy and mythology from reading about Jim Morrison of the Doors, and his sources of inspiration. Kerouac, Blake, etc.

So, I would say you too, by you being you have inspired me to examine my life. .....well that took all of 2 seconds! :lol:
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:46 pm
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:26 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:12 pm


I see a genetic connection, my friend. :lol:
The degree to which I am annoying is more from my Mother. She introduced me to Plato's Socratic dialogues at too early an age. If I thought the unexamined life was worth living I would make an Apology. :lol: So far no hemlock so it's good. ;)
This explains so much! No wonder you have an approach such as you do on any one subject. I discovered philosophy and mythology from reading about Jim Morrison of the Doors, and his sources of inspiration. Kerouac, Blake, etc.

So, I would say you too, by you being you have inspired me to examine my life. .....well that took all of 2 seconds! :lol:
I'm sure you are kidding, unless you have a 2 second time limit! :)

My Mother's Father had the onion sandwiches and he had converted to being Lutheran from Mennonite at my grandmother's insistence. So Mom always was flexible about religious matters: religion was always a matter of individual exploration. This was also the musical side of the family.

My father was the techie and his father is responsible for my early experiments in chemistry and optics and my first scope at 5 years age. This side of the family was Catholic and more dogmatic in approach to religion.

So we had to navigate the Scylla of Reformation and the Charibdis of Inquisition daily! A fun ride. :)
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:03 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:46 pm
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:26 pm


The degree to which I am annoying is more from my Mother. She introduced me to Plato's Socratic dialogues at too early an age. If I thought the unexamined life was worth living I would make an Apology. :lol: So far no hemlock so it's good. ;)
This explains so much! No wonder you have an approach such as you do on any one subject. I discovered philosophy and mythology from reading about Jim Morrison of the Doors, and his sources of inspiration. Kerouac, Blake, etc.

So, I would say you too, by you being you have inspired me to examine my life. .....well that took all of 2 seconds! :lol:
I'm sure you are kidding, unless you have a 2 second time limit! :)

My Mother's Father had the onion sandwiches and he had converted to being Lutheran from Mennonite at my grandmother's insistence. So Mom always was flexible about religious matters: religion was always a matter of individual exploration. This was also the musical side of the family.

My father was the techie and his father is responsible for my early experiments in chemistry and optics and my first scope at 5 years age. This side of the family was Catholic and more dogmatic in approach to religion.

So we had to navigate the Scylla of Reformation and the Charibdis of Inquisition daily! A fun ride. :)
My 2 second reference was in terms of an egg timer. I base everything in my life on the scale of an egg timer.
:lol:

My mom was Protestant, my dad was agnostic. I gas I'm prognostic.
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Lol typos, I meant guess hahaha
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:19 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:03 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:46 pm
:sprefac:

This explains so much! No wonder you have an approach such as you do on any one subject. I discovered philosophy and mythology from reading about Jim Morrison of the Doors, and his sources of inspiration. Kerouac, Blake, etc.

So, I would say you too, by you being you have inspired me to examine my life. .....well that took all of 2 seconds! :lol:
I'm sure you are kidding, unless you have a 2 second time limit! :)

My Mother's Father had the onion sandwiches and he had converted to being Lutheran from Mennonite at my grandmother's insistence. So Mom always was flexible about religious matters: religion was always a matter of individual exploration. This was also the musical side of the family.

My father was the techie and his father is responsible for my early experiments in chemistry and optics and my first scope at 5 years age. This side of the family was Catholic and more dogmatic in approach to religion.

So we had to navigate the Scylla of Reformation and the Charibdis of Inquisition daily! A fun ride. :)
My 2 second reference was in terms of an egg timer. I base everything in my life on the scale of an egg timer.
:lol:

My mom was Protestant, my dad was agnostic. I gas I'm prognostic.
Hmm.... a 2 second egg is VERY runny... Did you mean 2 minute? :)

If you are prognostic are you pro Gnostic? Or do you just do prognostications? ;)
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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:19 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:03 pm


I'm sure you are kidding, unless you have a 2 second time limit! :)

My Mother's Father had the onion sandwiches and he had converted to being Lutheran from Mennonite at my grandmother's insistence. So Mom always was flexible about religious matters: religion was always a matter of individual exploration. This was also the musical side of the family.

My father was the techie and his father is responsible for my early experiments in chemistry and optics and my first scope at 5 years age. This side of the family was Catholic and more dogmatic in approach to religion.

So we had to navigate the Scylla of Reformation and the Charibdis of Inquisition daily! A fun ride. :)
My 2 second reference was in terms of an egg timer. I base everything in my life on the scale of an egg timer.
:lol:

My mom was Protestant, my dad was agnostic. I gas I'm prognostic.
Hmm.... a 2 second egg is VERY runny... Did you mean 2 minute? :)

If you are prognostic are you pro Gnostic? Or do you just do prognostications? ;)
You know math, Fritz. But I will equate it like this: 2 seconds of a 2 minute egg timer setting, is how I feel that my life has significance in the universal egg timer mind.

Regarding the rest. I'm neither pro- or anti- pro gnos. I'd say I'm pro gyros.
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Buckethead 2.0 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:33 pm
Regarding the rest. I'm neither pro- or anti- pro gnos. I'd say I'm pro gyros.

I lean more toward souvlaki, but nothing like a good gyro with plenty of tzatziki.
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Baklava! I love trying to say it. :lol: I once ordered some Baklava "squares" from a Greek restaurant. The cashier said abruptly! "They're TRIANGLEs!" Lol

Jeeezz Louise! Lets just get uptight, shall we?!? :lol:
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Prince Charles is staying home. He has the coronavirus.

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