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2019-Whenever Misc. Grab Bag Thread

andyt

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andyt

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Giants best team in baseball. :) I think next they play wild card winner LA or STL. Or maybe the Braves.
Dodgers had the 2nd best record and their reward is a one game wild card playoff.

We could be headed for wild card chaos in the American League. The Yankees won to clinch a spot. If the Red Sox lose to the Nats (they’re tied 5-5 in the 9th as I type) and Blue Jays win (leading the Orioles 12-4 in the 9th), they tie for the 2nd wild card and would have a 1 game playoff tomorrow, with the winner headed to Yankee Stadium. If the Sox win, they’re in and host the Yankees in the wild card playoff.

Edit: the Sox won and will host the Yankees on Wednesday.
 
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KTown11

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We know that the vaccines reduce the severity of the illness with the current versions of COVID-19.

We know that those with the vaccines are more likely to be asymptomatic if infected.

We know every time a virus replicates there is chance for mutation.

We know that if it continues to replicate it will continue to mutate.

We know that eventually if this continues there will be a much more serious version.

The vaccines aren’t eliminating infections as much as reducing symptoms. If you don’t know you’re sick you’re less likely to avoid other people (or be avoided).

We know that being less sick and having a lesser chance of death is good.
We know that not overtaxing our hospitals is good (or minimizing that as much as possible.

We don’t really know much more than that. We don’t know if masks are effective or not. We don’t know why some people get really sick and others don’t.

We don’t know the long term impact of the vaccines on fertility, potential birth defects, any other long term health impacts.

So when people act like they’re sure that everyone should get the vaccines or that there is something sinister in the vaccine, that is not something they can know.

Personally I think that the politicization of this illness has made it much worse. I don’t think it would be that way without those on the left placing so much political emphasis on it. I’m conservative. I got the jabs. Most of my family and friends did too. I don’t see this as a political issue if the media and leftist politicians didn’t try to use this crisis to their advantage.

I think the science on this is and has been an unknown which is why the recommendations continue to change.

If people in the spotlight would acknowledge that they don’t know instead of telling everyone here’s what we all need to do (and then flip flopping) this would not be so divisive.

And some celebrity who expresses their opinion on what we should do is meaningless. I don’t care what they think either way any more than y’all care what I think about it.
I responded to this with a lot of information on what is really going on. It was removed. This is why people do not know what is really going on. Please do your own research! I can't believe the sensor are even on this level. God bless, and good luck.
 

jeffbear

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Just for the record, it's official ... the Walt Disney Travel Company is trying to kill me. We're in the early booking window for the new Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Resort now, and they announced last week that they're starting their new Disney Genie park planning system (app-based Fast Pass replacement system) on the 19th. Then this morning (while I was in the middle of 3.5 hours on hold to book a couple of Starcruiser reservations) they announced that they're releasing early 2023 cruises for sale starting Thursday.

Bottom line ... if I'm on the board between now and the end of the month, chances are I'm on hold on the phone and just killing time.

Oh, and the Starcruiser looks cool as heck. Expensive, but cool. I'm booked for just after Easter next year.
 

CanadaCanes

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Quick question for the board, I know a few of you mentioned that you had good experiences with Raleigh Neurology Associates in the past...can anyone recommend one doctor that might be better than another at that practice based on experience? I'm having quite a bit of ongoing nerve related issues based on C6 & C7 disc issues in my neck that have gotten worse the past several months. I have already been through the orthopedics route who just want to do surgery and think I need to see a really good neurologist who can find out what really is going on with the nerve compression related issues. Thanks!
 

jeffbear

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Quick question for the board, I know a few of you mentioned that you had good experiences with Raleigh Neurology Associates in the past...can anyone recommend one doctor that might be better than another at that practice based on experience? I'm having quite a bit of ongoing nerve related issues based on C6 & C7 disc issues in my neck that have gotten worse the past several months. I have already been through the orthopedics route who just want to do surgery and think I need to see a really good neurologist who can find out what really is going on with the nerve compression related issues. Thanks!
Dr Ferrell was my wife's neuro guy from that practice, but they have a lot of specialists for different areas of treatment.
 

HeyKurtz

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Quick question for the board, I know a few of you mentioned that you had good experiences with Raleigh Neurology Associates in the past...can anyone recommend one doctor that might be better than another at that practice based on experience? I'm having quite a bit of ongoing nerve related issues based on C6 & C7 disc issues in my neck that have gotten worse the past several months. I have already been through the orthopedics route who just want to do surgery and think I need to see a really good neurologist who can find out what really is going on with the nerve compression related issues. Thanks!
I recommended the practice, but I can't refer you to anyone specific there, as the issues I had them addressed were in a different area than what you're dealing with. Good luck!
 

jeffbear

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Wash State FB coach fired for refusing vax
Along with four of his staff ... including NC State alum Ricky Logo. Figured I'd beat you to the punch on that one. Apparently Rolovich wanted a religious exemption but was turned down ... or he never actually filed but said he did ... or tried to file and found out the religious exemptions only apply to established religions that actually make a practice of turning down medical care, not some sort of body rights issue. Whatever. They guy's clearly been hoping the whole thing would blow over for months and it just didn't.
 

andyt

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So with Texas and Oklahoma moving to the SEC, when all the dominoes fall, the big loser may be Conference USA, to the point where it may have to disband. Follow the bouncing ball.

The Big 12 raided the AAC for Cincinnati, UCF and Houston.

The AAC raided C-USA for 6 schools; Charlotte, FAU, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA.

The Sun Belt is targeting Southern Miss, Old Dominion and Marshall from C-USA and James Madison moving up from FCS.

If all those moves happen, C-USA is reduced from 14 to 5 schools, the NCAA requires 6 for conference recognition. But C-USA believes they can add James Madison and independent Liberty, which would they believe would keep Old Dominion and Marshall, leaving them at 9.

If C-USA does lose everyone and misses out on James Madison, they could still try to add Eastern independents Liberty, UConn, UMass and Army. But that would be a geographic stretch for a weak conference. The remaining schools would be Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, UTEP and Western Kentucky. That’s not a lot to build a conference on.
 

StormChaserBH

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If C-USA does lose everyone and misses out on James Madison, they could still try to add Eastern independents Liberty, UConn, UMass and Army. But that would be a geographic stretch for a weak conference. The remaining schools would be Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, UTEP and Western Kentucky. That’s not a lot to build a conference on.
If that does happen, might as well roll with the meme and rename the conference "Conference of Misfit Toys"
 

cmaleski2

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UCONN might win a couple football games if they were in C-USA with some of those other schools. C-USA would have to accept UCONN as football only, they are not leaving the Big East in other sports for C-USA.

UCONN Football is on a 1 game win streak!

L 45-0 @Fresno State
L 38-28 v Holy Cross
L 49-0 v Perdue
L 52-21 @Army
L 24-22 v Wyoming
L 30-28 @Vanderbilt
L 27-13 @UMASS
W 21-15 v Yale

Yeah, UCONN is a basketball school.....
 
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