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Random Thoughts Thread Part 4

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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#901 » by payitforward » Tue Apr 7, 2020 12:38 pm

What doc suggests should do the trick.

In any case, it won't happen. By a month earlier than the scheduled event, all hell will have broken loose.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#902 » by Ruzious » Tue Apr 7, 2020 1:32 pm

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Ruzious wrote:So, I help out a local library Friends of the Library, and we generally have 2 used book sales a year and have one scheduled in early May. Obviously, we cancelled that. But our Board President wants to postpone it to early July rather than just cancel it. We're going to have a vote on it in early May. The book sale takes a lot of volunteers to set up and tear down. It's generally held in a tightly packed room with lots of people wondering in and out and congregating - including lots of old people. It's our biggest way of raising money, but we are not at all short on cash. Seems to me this is a crazy risk to take and will likely lead to bad publicity. Problem is, our Board President hates when the Board doesn't take her suggestions, and she's dug her heals in this one. I don't see any reasonable compromise. Anyone have thoughts or suggestions? I assume the Board will say no, but I'm not positive.


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I left out one important fact - the Board President is my sister-in-law. Hopefully the branch manager will say we can't do it. I've talked to a couple of older board members I trust, and to my surprise - they're for having the book sale in July - with the caveat that the library will be open at least 2 months before the sale. Maybe that's reasonable.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#903 » by payitforward » Tue Apr 7, 2020 2:37 pm

In that case, Ruz, I think you have nothing to worry about. There is nothing going on globally or here to suggest that this pandemic is anywhere near to peaking. It will be no surprise to me if kids don't go back to school in September.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#904 » by Ruzious » Thu Apr 9, 2020 10:36 pm

This science stuff is over my head, but my microbiologist contact had some interesting thought that I hopefully didn't misinterpret. He said blood plasma transfusions from people who survived the virus might eventually be used as a cure for the virus. And at some point, it might be possible to infuse willing donors with a "turned off" version of the virus - in order to make them effective donors. Of course they won't do that unless it's tested safe - and it might never work. But that approach might be used to find cures for future viruses.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#905 » by Kanyewest » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:32 pm

Some Harvard researchers said that quarantine measures would have to be utilized until 2022. Yikes.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#906 » by bsilver » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:45 pm

We all know the exact count of covid-19 cases reported every day is not correct because of the lack of testing. I don't think the govts (federal and state) are purposely undercounting, but they put the numbers out there as if they're accurate.

A just released Stanford study showed that the count in one county may be off by a factor of fifty. Another study found that only 6% of covid-19 cases worldwide are reported as covid19. It's hard to see how we can make good decisions without any idea of the true numbers.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#907 » by dobrojim » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:27 pm

plus not just lack of testing but in some cases a deliberate attempt to minimize
the totals in the case of fatalities.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#908 » by pancakes3 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:39 am

yall watching the Jordan doc?
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#909 » by pancakes3 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:31 pm

pancakes3 wrote:yall watching the Jordan doc?


really? none of yall?
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#910 » by Ruzious » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:42 pm

pancakes3 wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:yall watching the Jordan doc?


really? none of yall?

I will at some point - I heard it's been really good. But don't tell me how it ends. :wink:

Do the Pistons turn out to be bad guys? 8-)
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#911 » by I_Like_Dirt » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:28 am

Ruzious wrote:But don't tell me how it ends. :wink:

Do the Pistons turn out to be bad guys? 8-)


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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#912 » by pancakes3 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:22 am

Someone told me that the Danny Devito character in Space Jam was supposed to be Krause, which went over my head as a kid
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#913 » by Kanyewest » Sat May 2, 2020 2:48 pm

Imagine if the Wizards had Krause instead of Ernie.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#914 » by payitforward » Sat May 2, 2020 6:41 pm

Kanyewest wrote:Imagine if the Wizards had Krause instead of Ernie.

Imagine if we'd had Danny DeVito instead of Ernie!
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#915 » by miller31time » Mon May 4, 2020 3:07 am

Do yourself a favor and watch Schitt’s Creek.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#916 » by pancakes3 » Fri May 15, 2020 7:47 pm

if none of yall are watching the Last Dance, i don't think any of yall are going to watch this one either

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/kevin-durants-documentary-pg-county-basketball-gets-release-date

and yes, Schitt's Creek is great.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#917 » by montestewart » Sat May 16, 2020 1:05 pm

pancakes3 wrote:if none of yall are watching the Last Dance, i don't think any of yall are going to watch this one either

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/kevin-durants-documentary-pg-county-basketball-gets-release-date

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That has more local appeal
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#918 » by LyricalRico » Mon May 18, 2020 3:35 pm

pancakes3 wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:yall watching the Jordan doc?


really? none of yall?


I've been waiting for the episode about the Wizards. :D
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#919 » by WallToWall » Sat May 23, 2020 4:18 pm


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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#920 » by montestewart » Mon May 25, 2020 10:21 pm

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