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Old 11-03-2021, 07:33 AM
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I heard from the niece who's wedding I attended in the UK. They just came back from the honeymoon in Greece. They did their after return COVID tests and both are positive one with a mild cough but without other symptoms and one with no symptoms at all! The vaccine worked!

I have to go down to the VA tomorrow to pickup a new PIV (ID) card and now you have to show a certification of vaccination form or proof of a negative test in the last 3 days. Easier to have the CDC card to show off.

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A friend of mine went to get a colonoscopy and they did a test on him first, came back positive, he has not been vaccinated, and all he got was loss of taste and smell. His wife had a bad chest cold prior to it, so we are thinking he got it from her, who got it from another friend of theirs who did test positive. All in their 50's.
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Our church has loss about 12 or 15 who were not vaccinated ages varied with majority between 40 and 70. My son knows a retired pastor living out in the middle of nowhere Kansas. He lost his 70 years old wife to COVID. She had no health issues and never went anywhere but she still caught it and died. Still no one has figured out how she caught it. Vaccines are cheap insurance, unvaccinated you can still catch it more than once and it runs the gambit mild reactions to death, why play Russian Roulette? Vaccines are how we wiped out Polo and a number of diseases. Its free and it works.
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Old 11-03-2021, 11:55 AM
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Those who got the vid and then later got vaccinated have a much higher resistance to it now. I got it last year around April/May, really screwed up my sinus too where I constantly needed decongestants in order to breath as well as nasal spray in order to sleep. I got the J&J earlier this year about a year later and it actually cleared up my sinus issue, though i still occasionally have my left ear canal get blocked and have to take a decongestant for it to clear or pressurize my head to make it pop. I still don't trust the 2 dose mRNA, not convinced about long term effects, but the single dose J to me felt like it used more normal processes, like the common flu shot.

How did I get it? I never left the house during that time leading up to it, my kids were both home, never left the house, only my wife and mom left to go to work and store, always wearing a mask. Thats why I know masks don't work. On a cold day if you can see your breath, through a mask, but you can never see the virus without a high power microscope, what makes anyone think it stops it? I'll bet either my wife, or my mother had brought it home and it got to me. I did some research of my own, 88 scientific studies done by CDC and NIH, 3 stated in quotes that they "might" work, 85 said they will not work to stop the virus. These were on cloth and surgical masks, not the N95. Another study backed up by 35 other research papers has shown that the virus itself survives the longest in the smallest droplet, that which we see on a cold day. Anything larger that can be stopped by a mask dies rather quickly, within minutes. A further study done by MIT has shown that the transmission of these tiny droplets that carry the virus through the air are spread by HVAC systems up to 300' or more from an infected person. There are also no scientific studies related to 6' social distancing. It's just some number they came up with, and even then came up with a 3 foot distance.

I follow science, not gov BS. I got vaccinated, not because the Gov told me to, but based on my research of the various vaccines, and got the one I have the most confidence in not having long term side effects, because frankly the mRNA has NEVER been used outside of a few clinical trials for HIV, and have NO long term studies related to what it may or may not do over time. Other than my head feeling a bit off kilter that day, I had no side effects, unlike my wife where she was nauseated and puked several times.

I predict now that more people are going to be spending more time indoors as the weather cools, case numbers will go up again in the southern states. No different really than the common flu as more people gather indoors.
Old 11-03-2021, 12:05 PM
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I cleaned up and banned the spammer that hit this thread this morning.
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Is that what the t junk was in the email notice. Wondered about that
Old 11-03-2021, 12:27 PM
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Ya, someone posting drivel trying to get to 10 posts so they can post either links or pics, I shut that nonsense down.
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You da Man!
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
I cleaned up and banned the spammer that hit this thread this morning.
Any I'm sure you have no shortage of those.
Old 11-03-2021, 10:00 PM
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The dog got into the wood burner the other night! Made me wish I had a grey dog!



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Old 11-04-2021, 04:05 AM
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Yeah but you forgave her!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Yeah but you forgave her!
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.. and I washed her. She didn't like that!
Old 11-04-2021, 11:05 AM
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Sounds like my younger dog Rusty. She won't go outside if she'll get her feet wet let alone get a bath. Now Millie my Chocolate Lab she jumps right into the tube. She knows she gets treats afterwards! Its the samething with their Avantix Multi every month. Rusty will try and hide but Millie is ready, she wants the treats! With Millie food comes first. My puppy girls:




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I had some more bad news from my sister yesterday via a well-known social media website. According to the oncologist the cancer has spread to her liver so is terminal. She has been offered three different kinds of chemotherapy which will shrink the cancer but at the same time the side effects will make her quite poorly. She's not up to a face to face conversation at the moment which is understandable.

I'm told that I don't have to return to the UK immediately but I'll pack some things anyway.
Old 11-05-2021, 04:02 AM
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My father in-law faced the same dilemma with bladder cancer. He picked quality of life over a few extra months of being deathly ill all the time. He went peacefully in his own apartment surrounded by family..
Old 11-07-2021, 02:21 AM
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That's exactly the route my brother took. He had brain cancer to start with (Geoblastoma), and he DID fight that for awhile - even knowing that there was little hope with that kind of extremely aggressive cancer. When he found out he had 2 other, completely different cancers in addition to that, he decided to stop all treatments and he went on hospice.

He was gone, peacefully, just 8 days later.

Tomorrow would have been his 66th birthday.
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My grandmother, great aunt, and great uncle (all siblings) were all diagnosed with stomach or intestinal cancer. The women were first and second, both fought it with surgery and chemo, both lived about 18 months before it won. When great uncle was diagnosed, he'd had a full body scan and they discovered a bulging aorta at the same time, so surgery was ruled out. He told the doc that his sisters had suffered their last 18 months and still lost, screw the chemo - he'd enjoy whatever he still had left. Six weeks later, he was having his weekly breakfast meeting with his group of old buddies who were also widowed, in their favorite cafe. Had his favorite breakfast, then a slice of his favorite pie. Finished his pie, smiled, and fell out of the booth - dead before he hit the floor. Aorta had burst. He'd lived 84 years on his terms, and got to say goodbye to everyone that still mattered.
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Old 11-08-2021, 12:43 PM
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Reminds me of the line from Grumpier Old Men when they are talking about their friend that died in his sleep: Lucky B*st*rd!
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When I die, I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
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Old 11-09-2021, 01:57 AM
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Having spent most of her working life as a medical secretary in the British National Health Service, my sister has opted for chemo therapy which starts this week.
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:04 AM
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All this talk of cancer has me a bit depressed, I have been lurking because I have little to say on the subject. we all have to pass on one way or the other, one can only hope for the best which I will keep in mind as the doc performs a prostate biopsy on me this afternoon. The last couple of years I have been involved with persistent medical problems and quite frankly I am fed up with the whole mess. I am not sure I want this procedure or any other. I feel just fine.
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I can relate Donny! I have had long term lung problems and now it affects my heart. I'm counting the days to retirement 3 years and 2 months.
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I took my little wolf for a walk earlier this morning, down to the football pitch then back home through the village. She is pictured wearing her new harness with her name and my telephone number on it. There was frost on the ground. There are still some leaves on the trees painting the landscape in their autumnal colours.There was not a cloud in the sky nor a breath of wind. It was good to be alive.

I have arranged to meet Frans at the flying field at eleven, long before the French turn up! He will be bringing his Junior 60 and Baron. I have given him an aileron wing for the Baron. It was surplus to requirements. I will be taking one of my own Barons, the Boomerang trainer and the foamy electric trainer because I'm sure to get requests for tuition from other trainees, but I will also be taking the Big Guff. Frans will be bringing his video camera so I hope to have footage of the Big Guff in flight later on.

It's a shame that Erwan's three boys will not be there because they like to toss a football between themselves for Tiko to chase after. They've all gone back to school in Paris. Guess I'll have to plan an evening walk too!


Tiko in her new harness. You can get them in colours but being a white dog with a black nose...

Running down the steps at the football pitch.

Does my tail look big in this?
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Old 11-10-2021, 03:30 AM
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BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!!

That's quite a puppy!!! Going to be VERY impressive when he grows up.
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I like your new supervisor has she got you properly trained yet?

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