How is Coronavirus affecting you?

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Tiki Tom, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yeah I know, transforming vegetable oil into a solid fat usually involves hydrogenation & palm oil is already nasty stuff even before transformation. Oh well, the search continues.:(
     
  2. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Nope, different traditions approach it differently. Ours calls for a strict vegan diet with alcohol limited to weekends and in moderation. It is a practice, a discipline and a time for deep reflection. Food as it is such an important aspect of life is a chosen vehicle, a portal through which we travel each day and an easily accessible touch point to rekindle our vision of who and how we desire to be in the world. Deprivation, misery and suffering are entirely optional.
     
  3. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Adams brand is a great peanut butter. Just peanuts and a bit of salt. They even make it in a 'dark roast'















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  4. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Much depends on what the end aim is, and how one defines "overregulated". It's all subjective, really. Economics are politics, not science. ;-)
     
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  5. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Me too. In Geology we called it Vertical Exaggeration in topographic profiles. In Statistical Methods we called it give me all the numbers, i’ll make it look however you want. Lol
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  6. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Yes - "overregulated" can also be viewed as an emotive 'straw man' style term. No talk about economics is without assumptions and presuppositions. It is always connected to ideology and enters the dangerous zone of politics.

    Here the supermarkets have been plundered - no meat, no flour or rice or bread or soap or toilet paper.... Lots of people wearing masks. Serves me right for living in a city with 5 million people.
     
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  7. Frunobulax

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    Indeed. If only the economists knew that!

    It's a balancing act, and agreeing where to put the fulcrum is the challenge.

    I've seen folks get in Dutch with the IRS doing that![/QUOTE]
     
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  8. While self-isolating I'm eating some Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter (Chunky) ... not like I have much choice.

    "Smucker’s® Chunky Natural Peanut Butter is 100% natural and made with two simple ingredients: fresh-roasted peanuts and a dash of salt."
     
  9. Boomerang

    Boomerang One of the Regulars

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    I work in Kirkland Washington (Ground Zero USA) and my job requires me to utilize the tools in the office. I haven’t missed any work during these strange times and my personal routine fits right in with the "distancing" directives, so I haven't experienced much change. I work an early shift, and the Dawn Patrol traffic is the same as it was pre-Corona. I recognize the same cars on the road each day. We foster a laissez-faire attitude toward speed limits, and there is comfort. The afternoon drive is another story. I used to have to fight my way home after work, awash in a sea of preoccupied drivers looking at their cell phones. I’m sure I’ll face that again in the future, but for now the roads are gloriously wide-open when I head home. I’d be lying if I said that aspect sucked.
     
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  10. TimeWarpWife

    TimeWarpWife One of the Regulars

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    I still have one of those because just about every can opener I get for one reason or another stops working. I've had this little opener for 30+ years and it hasn't failed to open a can yet!
     
  11. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Staff Member Bartender

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    When it finally breaks or wears out here is a source for single openers. If you would like a case of 100 of them, they are available at $28.99 from a different supplier. Also available in 4 paks.

    https://www.armysurplusworld.com/p3...MIzMP5iJal6AIVHB-tBh0HlQDQEAQYBCABEgIKrfD_BwE

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  12. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Ahh, the John Wayne we called them.
    The only can opener i ever knew as a kid. My Dad was a Marine and my Mom could open a can with it quicker than an electric.
    I carry on my keychain a replacement one my Son bought me after i told him how upset i was that some carpet installers stole my 73’ boot camp one. Of ALL things to steal...not my John Wayne!!
    Still have my Dads. A Marine’s treasure.
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  13. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    None of the cans I have access to here need an opener. But I have my various pocket tools none the less.
     
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  14. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

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    beautiful. If I wasn’t such a practical guy, I’d order a case of 100 and give them away as party favors to all my friends. Good way to prompt some stories.


    My view exactly. Succinctly put.
     
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  15. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    What is this strange fangled gizmo? The fob thing with even stranger hieroglyphics? A car only has three keys. One to open the driver's door, all other doors are unlocked manually from the inside. A second key to open the boot. (trunk) A third key to put into the ignition. It doesn't start the car though, you press the starter button to do that. Simple.
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  16. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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  17. LizzieMaine

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  19. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Just read it - fun and smart note from Lizzie as always. Highly recommend it. Plus a fun pic of Lizzie, a corner of her "Chahming" house and Carol, her cat.
     
  20. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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