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  1. JT https://www.fftodayforums.com/forum/profile/2045-jt/ https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/obituaries/20181003/john-taylor
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    Schitt's Creek

    My wife is making me watch this, we are 8 episodes in. So far it is pretty painful to watch. I will continue to watch it to be a good husband, I really hope it improves.
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    Thinking of switching from mask to neck gaiter.

    For some reason that previous link no longer works. Below is what I use ad it is comfortable. https://retailcomparison.com/product/Pelagic-Sunshield-for-Men-Dorado-Hex-Green.html
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    Thinking of switching from mask to neck gaiter.

    I have no problem with them staying up. I use the below when fishing offshore and have 5-6 of them. I can only wear them for about 2-3 hours at a time in 100 degree heat before they get too disgusting and I have to change them out. I wear long sleeve shirts when fishing as well. https://pelagicgear.com/collections/fishing-neck-gaiters/products/sunshield-dorado-hex-blue
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    Spare the Rod, Spoil the child.

    I agree with Vudu, neither me nor my siblings were ever spanked as kids and we are not spanking our kids. My siblings and I were all good kids even as teenagers: honor roll, never in trouble, youth church leadership, sports captains, etc. My wife was a good kid as well, so I am not too worried about our kids. Set boundaries and spend lots of time with them doing activities and actively paying attention to them and they will turn out fine.
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    Whats your schools doing in fall??

    I assume the opening of our school will be delayed based on the number of cases in Houston. My daughter is excited to start kindergarten this year so hopefully they open at some point.
  7. He taught me hunting, fishing, camping, cleaning animals, etc. I wish he would have taught me more about fixing cars, but it was my mom that helped me change an alternator and a starter on my crappy 400 dollar car when I was a teenager. My dad knows nothing about wrenching on a car.
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    Indeed assessment tests

    I think online degrees are a great way to get a college education, however I think that college is extremely over-rated and many jobs should not require it. Skills tests are also stupid and you may miss someone that would be great at the job, i may be biased because i work with many people in the software field with non-traditional backgrounds. There are really good developers with mechanical engineering degrees, mba's, etc and they would have missed out on opportunities had skills tests been implemented.
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    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    That was on 2 random pages that I just clicked on, pages 147 and 148. I may have gotten lucky, who knows. I post my opinions in this thread as well. I did it a few times in the last 2 pages. Truth be told I have not posted much in this thread in the last 2 months since it turned political. I was quite active in January, February, and March, but then generally avoided this thread. This is a fine posting behavior, other people may find those articles interesting. Not every post needs to be an opinion, I just was pointing this out as I am not the only one that posts without providing an opinion. Truth be told I would rather discuss in facts from medical journals than in opinions from main stream media. I have a very low opinion of journalists in general as I feel like the smarter people in college go on to be accountants, finance, engineering, med, etc and the dumber people go on to be journalists, psychologists, business degrees, etc. This is why i try to stick to posting facts and not articles from media and why my posting habits in this thread are the way they are. If you want clarification on any of my opinions please let me know. I can and do provide my opinions separate from the facts when asked.
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    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    I am sorry for not explicitly stating it, although I did state this in response to Jerry/drobs on the previous page. I agree with you. I think that we should continue to open the economy and that Texas is closing too much down. I do think a higher percent of people will catch it, but like you have pointed out these people will be in the lower risk group. Specifically, I would like to see the beaches, rivers, and state parks opened back up. Although I think masks should be mandatory. My opinions on the matter are independent of the facts I have posted. There is social and financial damages that also need to be considered from having an extremely restrictive lockdown.
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    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    The medical/science journals are all very serious and my posts tend to reflect that, I wish I had better news to share. Below is one bit of good news I have read recently, it is extremely difficult for the extremely young to catch the virus as confirmed by two independent studies in different countries. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2488-1_reference.pdf We found that none of the children under 10 years of age who took part in the study tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection at either survey, despite at least 13 of them living together with infected family members (Extended Data Table 3). https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2006100 Children under 10 years of age were less likely to receive a positive result than were persons 10 years of age or older, with percentages of 6.7% and 13.7%, respectively, for targeted testing; in the population screening, no child under 10 years of age had a positive result, as compared with 0.8% of those 10 years of age or older.
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    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    I am sorry, I may be obtuse but I have no idea what you are talking about and have never heard the 50% phrase.
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    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    The site closest to a typical news site that I read would be "ars technica" or "live science". I do not go to any news sites, but from what I have read on this site from Cdub and Vudu is that the Michigan governor certainly made the virus political with the lockdown. I do also visit thehulltruth and 2coolfishing which are very much politically aligned with fftoday. Thehulltruth in particular has a strong florida presence and I know that they recently shut down their bars, similar to Texas. Both the Texas and the Florida governor are pretty far right on the political spectrum, so this would be the counter argument for the lockdown being political. Why would the far right be enacting the measures if it was a far left fear tactic. As far as reaction to the virus, I think that we greatly over reacted in the beginning. I did not delete my posts in this thread, I was one of the people calling for a shutdown. I see now that this was wrong. I now think almost everything should be opened up with a mandatory mask program. I think this is the best balance between slowing down the virus and allowing people to work. I think even my Republican led Texas is going too far in the lockdowns. If there are other examples of fear mongering outside of the lockdowns imposed by the government I may not be aware of them.
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    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    He was certainly over confident, but there is too much of a stigma around being wrong. He should just admit he was wrong and apologize, I have been wrong in this thread and admitted it. It is pretty easy to be wrong when so much is unknown.
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    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    I still try to get the majority of my Covid related news from medical and science journals and not from the mainstream media on either side of the isle. I am not politicizing my posts, it is other people that are seeing a political agenda in them.