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SpecialEd last won the day on March 21

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    Ed
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    Chagrin Falls
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    1970 Honda CT-R110; a VERY EXPENSIVE restomod

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  1. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Personally, ours is long gone way before the expiration date. We drink a ton of it.
  2. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Are you talking about the "shortage", cuz we shop at Heinen's and there has never been a problem finding milk.
  3. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Same here. As long as you have enough supplies/food to cover the next two weeks you should be good. Most of us know now that the "Pearl Harbor Moments" are allegedly on the way. Personally, I don't give a shit, and see no reason to leave the house until near the end of April. Also, remember that you can get any meds you need mailed to you from a pharmacy. We use Costco's in Boston Heights.
  4. SpecialEd

    What did you do to your bike today?

    Could be. Never thought of that, but it makes sense.
  5. SpecialEd

    What did you do to your bike today?

    Okay, the only derogatory dictionary definition I have found for "gal" was in the so-called "Urban Dictionary"--which is a bullshit source of made-up words and definitions, probably coined and compiled by bored high school students. These words come and go each year. A few years ago, "ratchet" was a really big deal with teens. Many students asked me to say this word and then burst out laughing. I still don't know what it's supposed to mean. The whole thing, including the "gal" racist allegations, is beyond stupid.
  6. SpecialEd

    What did you do to your bike today?

    I have used this term my entire adult life and have apparently not offended anyone that I know of. This association of the term with racism sounds made-up. Never heard this before.
  7. SpecialEd

    What did you do to your bike today?

    A living room and entertainment center on two wheels. Freaking awesome.
  8. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    TMI, Bubs.
  9. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Members of the Furry Culture and Pastafarians are also fanning the flames of conspiracy. Ignore their gratuitous assertions and those of Bubba, a new member of OR who, as many know, is a recent retiree of NASA, an organization whose sole purpose is disseminating fake news and creating chaos under the guise of promoting extraterrestrial science.
  10. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Just don't get virtually drunk and cyberembarrass us. And ensure you stay at least six feet away from yourself.
  11. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Bubs, your sister IS a hero, and I'm not surprised at all that she volunteered to reenter the battlefield. That's the stuff many (if not most) medical people are made of. Just remember: there will always be doctors and nurses who graduated at the bottom of their cohort in med school. Pray you don't become one of their patients.
  12. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    Looks as if all of us who have responded so far are of like mind. I know I speak for all of you when I say, despite our opinions, we are grateful toward our first responders and to the medical community. Not a job I would want to have. We are all different, and those who risk their lives for us are drawn to these callings--many, I feel certain, not for the money, either.
  13. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    After reading this morning about the ultra chaotic conditions in a New York hospital, I found myself wondering just how many of these frontline workers were so terrified of the goings on around them that they are considering getting out of this side of healthcare, if not the entire industry. I'm sure I would have been one of those. No job (or "calling" as many practitioners refer to their job) is worth one's life--is it? What value is sacrificing one's self when it could have been prevented? Is the pay even worth it? This whole situation reminds me of the Chernobyl tragedy, where so many workers placed themselves in harm's way in mitigating (or trying to mitigate) a terrible situation while facing almost certain death. Nothing wrong with changing jobs and/or careers, and I don't blame some of the folks you mention who are trying to bullshit their way out of a dangerous assigment or duty. It looks cowardly--no, it IS cowardly--but it's not wrong. Those who are paralyzed by fear should get out of the way so they can be replaced by those who are ready and able to help as asked. This may be a "war," but civilian healthcare work is not military service. The whole mess is complicated even further by the well-publicized lack of tools to do the job safely--PPE, vents, gowns, gloves, etc. If you would stay on the front line, readers, please let me know why. As I indicated earlier, I certainly wouldn't.
  14. SpecialEd

    Mini prepping. (Covid-19 thread)

    College kids?? I don't understand that at all. Weird.
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