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by George the original one
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 794
Views: 217325

Re: Garden Log

jennypenny wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:26 pm
How hard is it to do something like this (for someone who doesn't know what they're doing)?
Are you safe with a saw?
by George the original one
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 258
Views: 15615

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

I suspect the backyard shed was a well-built playhouse for kids.
by George the original one
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 258
Views: 15615

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:47 am
I took a photo of its little paw prints which I will post later along with some others that will likely lead many members of this forum to question my sanity in taking on this project.
As if this is the first time forum members have questioned your sanity? :lol:
by George the original one
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

North Dakota and South Dakota, after hitting peak infections a week before Thanksgiving, may reach herd immunity in a month or two since they have isolated populations, but the cost has been tremendous: 1-in-550 have died and 80-85% of those deaths happened since October 1. Their deaths are still b...
by George the original one
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

cmonkey wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Is that the IFR or the CFR?
0.65%... I had the decimal in the wrong place. This would be IFR, I believe, since CFR is totally dependent on testing reliability.
by George the original one
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 886
Views: 218241

Re: cmonkey's journal

I like it!
by George the original one
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

I think there's reason to be optimistic about herd immunity happening this year. I'm going to suggest "doubtful". For one thing, with the official CDC death rate at 0.65% [edited for correct decimal], you can expect COVID deaths to be in the neighborhood of 1-in-155 if everyone is infecte...
by George the original one
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

USA passed 360,000 COVID-19 deaths today. That's the past decade's worth of flu death per the CDC estimates.
by George the original one
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Early Retired: The First Month
Replies: 43
Views: 14997

Re: Early Retired: The First Month

Second check arrived today, Jan 2, so the pension system is fully engaged. Which means the goal of bridging the gap between age 55 (when I left employment) and age 58 (when the pension begins) was entirely successful. And that pretty much wraps up this journal.
by George the original one
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Early Retired: The First Month
Replies: 43
Views: 14997

Re: Early Retired: The First Month

It is official. I am retired and collecting pension checks. First one unexpectedly arrived yesterday. Strange that it wasn't 92 days, so I'm delighted and thoroughly confused. I wonder if I'll get another check next week, during the regular monthly cycle of payments? It is clear that COVID-19 is go...
by George the original one
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 35843

Re: 2020

Apart from the lack of traveling, you eased into retirement nicely.
by George the original one
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Ego wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:18 pm
Are 60% of frontline healthcare workers evil? Are they stupid? Brainwashed by social media? Selfish? Uncaring?
Okay, here's a wothless speculation: they've already had COVID-19, thus they consider themselves vaccinated already.
by George the original one
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Actions speak louder than words. What are they saying? Anything I speculate would be hearsay and worthless. I'd rather hear them say why. I mean, seriously, this is what is wrong with the "news networks", where commentary & opinion is treated as fact. Whatever I interpret is not fact.
by George the original one
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

60% of nursing home employees in Ohio are refusing to be vaccinated. 38% of all COVID-19 deaths are in nursing homes.
https://www.businessinsider.com/nursing ... ne-2020-12
by George the original one
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

ZAFCorrection wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Also, a curious case of bean counting is no one bothered to advocate for scaling up n95 production (or at least a fail in implementing the "at all costs" strategy).
My county has been passing out free boxes of N95 masks once a month since June.
by George the original one
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Key words "Vital records review", not actual postive tests. Thats a great way to fudge the numbers. It even set a record "deaths" on a given day regardless of when they actually died or if it was actally covid19. Why should I believe those numbers are remotely right? Michigan = ...
by George the original one
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Bottom line is the cause of death in older people is often more of an educated guess rather than an obvious fact and this combined with the fact that when people/societies start to look for any one thing (especially something they perceive as dangerous) they tend to find more of it. This often does...
by George the original one
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

USA's COVID-19 deaths after 11 months (322,000+) are the equivalent of the past 9 years of flu deaths per the CDC estimates. I'm pretty certain we will hit a decade's worth by the end of January.
by George the original one
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump News Network: Implications for the Individual
Replies: 56
Views: 4518

Re: Trump News Network: Implications for the Individual

IlliniDave wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:47 pm
Sad to see intimidation such a major part of the US landscape.
Trump made it mainstream with his name-calling of any & all opponents. Really was amusing to see Lyin' Ted Cruz sucking up to Trump during this election.
by George the original one
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 840
Views: 54993

Re: COVID topic vol 2

IlliniDave wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Well, after 10 months or so, the first person I personally know succumbed to covid.
This will become more common as the USA passes 1 death for every 1,000 people sometime around Christmas. At the CDC death rate of 0.65%, that means 51-52 million people will have been infected.