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by Confucius
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: There's no time like the end of times for a good Bourbon
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: There's no time like the end of times for a good Bourbon

Eagle Rare will forever have my heart, although I have to buy it while travelling, can't find it for any price up here...
by Confucius
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98820

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

People, I just don't understand something about vaccination. People have to remember that the medication that you were taken 20 years ago is now showing side effects and making people very ill. They have not tested this long enough. If people take this vaccine what happens to them and say five year...
by Confucius
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Lifestyle Changes for Health
Replies: 43
Views: 1006

Re: Lifestyle Changes for Health

Ugh...now it is suggested on one website that I weigh my food for accuracy sake for my portions. Anyone weigh their food? Should I invest in a kitchen scale? The way I generally cook is "a spoonful of this, a pinch of that method" and what I cook tastes good to me (and to anyone else that tries it)...
by Confucius
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98820

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Interesting visualizations here solely on all cause deaths this year:

https://public.tableau.com/shared/73WY8 ... k&:embed=y


Some states (California for instance), are actually reporting fewer deaths total than in the average year, some far, far more.
by Confucius
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 10834

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

Pretty much the only thing I've noticed being short around here is random frozen items. Vegetables, tater tots, that sort of thing. Meat is plentiful (definitely more expensive though, saw flank steak for $13/lb!), fresh veggies, pasta, grains, etc. all seems to be fine. Weirdly, just realized, don'...
by Confucius
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98820

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

About 5% of my work is currently out with a positive Covid test. Definitely seems to hit some worse than others, 60 some odd with a heart attack earlier this year pulled through fine, while we have a healthy 30 something in the hospital with it. Everyone that's had it and come back has spoken of the...
by Confucius
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Treasure/time capsule for 8 years old boy
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Treasure/time capsule for 8 years old boy

2 dollar bill Yo-yo Cool rocks Whatever weird little brass paperweight you can find at goodwill Jacks (idk, do kids still play with jacks? I had a set as a kid, but don't remember ever doing anything with them besides pissing off my dad when they got left everywhere like little caltrops) Maybe a coo...
by Confucius
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Denver Homicide committed by TV News "Security Guard"
Replies: 17
Views: 1033

Re: Denver Homicide committed by TV News "Security Guard"

Haven't seen this whole video shared yet (apologies if it's hiding in one of your links) https://youtu.be/nLZXe9aQo6k Does seem to just up and come at the cameraman a bit out of the blue. Now, whether there was some previous antagonism, I'm not sure, but it certainly doesn't look like he was making ...
by Confucius
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: So, what the heck do we do about Halloween?
Replies: 37
Views: 2127

Re: So, what the heck do we do about Halloween?

Same thing I do every halloween. Turn off every light and hide in the basement.


Seriously though, if you'd like to hand out candy, maybe consider something like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bGiPUv ... =emb_title
by Confucius
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10497

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

At the risk of complicating things further, President Trump announced today he tested positive for the Coronavirus.

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTr ... 0680014849


Not really sure where that leaves things if he falls seriously ill.
by Confucius
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 113
Views: 43450

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

Another option is Converted Rice Basically they parboil brown rice, dry it out and then remove the husk. The boiling process drives a good amount of the vitamins and minerals from the husk into the rice itself. It's nutritionally similar to brown rice, cooks faster than white rice and stores just as...
by Confucius
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: permaculture suggestions for a useless bit of land
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: permaculture suggestions for a useless bit of land

I'd agree with blackberries and mulberries. Currants, rhubarb, and Jerusalem Artichokes all spring to mind as well as plant that take little care. You might also think about mushrooms. If you can haul in some woodchips, you could easily grow a whole mess of wine cap mushrooms . They're happy to grow...
by Confucius
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Post COVID, Poor Maintenance and Cumulative Disrepair
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Post COVID, Poor Maintenance and Cumulative Disrepair

I don't think that the a lot of critical infrastructure isn't being maintained (any more than usual). I know at my healthcare system we haven't cut back on maintenance. venders an employees are still doing their normal activity. The refining industry pretty much across the board deferred shutdowns ...
by Confucius
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 102892

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

In spite of all of the above, I don't ever recall elected Federal officials being subject to repeated public harassment, physical attacks and shootings (Representative Scalise) until very recently in my life. A lack of trust and a lack of respect in/for our system of government seems to be at play ...
by Confucius
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1435
Views: 102892

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

In spite of all of the above, I don't ever recall elected Federal officials being subject to repeated public harassment, physical attacks and shootings (Representative Scalise) until very recently in my life. A lack of trust and a lack of respect in/for our system of government seems to be at play ...
by Confucius
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98820

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

An interesting study by the CDC. In it they said only 6% of the deaths in the study listed COVID as the sole source of death. Clearly this statement applies to the studied deaths and is not meant to be a blanket statement. However it is clear that comorbidity issues are a key in COVID fatalities. T...
by Confucius
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests
Replies: 81
Views: 4147

Re: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests

The story has been updated - From NPR : Illinois Teen Arrested After 3 Shot, 2 Fatally, In Kenosha, Wis., Overnight Where were this chucklefuck's parents when their 17 year old son decided to cross state lines with what is presumably legally their firearm so he can play vigilante? Terrible for ever...
by Confucius
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon
Replies: 36
Views: 2209

Re: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon

Supposedly the blast wiped out 85% of the grain silos in Beirut, which handles a lot of the grain for the country


https://www.foxnews.com/world/beirut-ex ... -destroyed
by Confucius
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Kimchi for preserving cabbage?
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: Kimchi for preserving cabbage?

Just as a side note, if you're looking for ways to preserve cabbage, shredded cabbage dehydrates really well. Not going to make a convincing coleslaw, but for soups and the like, works fine and rehydrated very quickly.
by Confucius
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98820

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Am I missing something, or is this entirely unrelated to COVID?
by Confucius
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62741

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Stercutus wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:14 pm
One of our local nursing homes is fully involved, practically everyone there has it.
There's a nursing home here in Billings that 12 of the 55 residents have died in the last week and a half or so. Really tears through those places...
by Confucius
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62741

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Our county has jumped from "moderate" to "very high" on on risk of getting Coronavirus. 50% of the cases that we have had so far have occurred in the last two weeks. Most cases are mild not requiring hospitalization. It seems to be mostly running through our Hispanic community who appear to be most...
by Confucius
Sun May 31, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98820

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Well now that the COIVD has turned bust and we appear to have all been lied to we have a new convenient catastrophe to focus on. Man, the news coverage just disappeared, but give it a week or two after you have thousands of people shoulder to shoulder screaming and wrestling in the streets, I think...
by Confucius
Sat May 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62741

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Montana is opening back up, but I suspect we'll probably have an uptick in the nearish future (we avoided a big wave in the first place). Folks really aren't abiding by any sort of distancing, even with the tape on the floor or whatever, just cozying right up in line. Maybe 1/20 are wearing a mask i...

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