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Lake of Shadows

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About Lake of Shadows

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    The Dancin' Dawg
  • Birthday 11/30/1958

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    Right here... duh...
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    Yeah, I have some.

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  1. Masks are not a 100% barrier/preventive. Viral load is key in transmission. Droplets and aerosolized virus particles are more concentrated the closer to the person exhaling them. If masked people pass by each other briefly in the grocery store, the amount of virus in the air at any one spot is pretty small. People close to each other for longer periods of time, and if one of them is exhaling the virus, the closer they are to each other and the longer they are close to each other, the more virus is exhaled in the vicinity. Think of what it's like when a smoker is walking past you while smoking
  2. It has been shown repeatedly that masks DO work. They need to be made of appropriate material and worn correctly. They are one of the most important mitigation steps people can take. We don't have to "hide in our homes" but there are certainly higher-risk situations we can and should avoid. They aren't a "magic bullet" and other measures need to be done as well. However people don't like to change their behavior if it's inconvenient in some way. Instead, people would rather ignore recommendations and avoid using some common sense. It's so much more satisfying to gripe about the folks making re
  3. He and the CDC changed that within a couple weeks too. It's unfortunate that people hang on to the fist statement and conveniently overlook all the suggestions, requests, etc. made since then. Those recommendations changed over time as they learned more about this new emerging disease.
  4. He was right. Look at AIDS in Africa, India and other places back in the 1980s. You're right that his word shouldn't be taken as gospel, but he shouldn't be dismissed either. I think he's more of a scientist than some of you are willing to admit. Check out the links from this page... a quick review of several of them can give you a decent idea about the prevalence of AIDS in Africa. I worked as a nurse in San Francisco during the 1980s and remember that time period well. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=AIDS+epidemic+in+Africa+1980s This article in particular has som
  5. Hiya Stringbender,  it's been awhile... Lakey. 

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      Howdy pal! I'll drop you a line later. So great to hear from you. 

  6. Hey there... been a long time... Life has been happening, as has the end of it as well. I do miss 'the old days' and some of the conversations/discussions/rants/diatribes... but especially some of the people here, and particularly you StringBender. But... we can't go back it seems... when we try, it's like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube... it doesn't work and the attempt can be kinda messy. I pop in briefly every few months and then pop back out. Meanwhile..... *waves hello*
  7. He and I became friends back on the old board. He always made me laugh. He was kind, caring, articulate, and hilarious. RIP Levee... and tell Bonzo hello for us.
  8. Visualize Whirled Peas Don't Believe Everything You Think
  9. Wait a minute... I thought it was women's fault for not dating socially awkward males thus making them take out their sexual frustration by becoming jihadists. (It's back on page 15...)
  10. Yep, somehow... somewhere... it's probably a woman's fault. I've heard people say the world would be more peaceful if women were in charge, but I don't think that's quite what was meant. ...ahem... okay, ladies let's go save the world ... Everybody, sing with me now... " All we are saaay-ing, is give peace piece a chance..."
  11. Not going at the drop of a pin does too. ... and yay, for history nerds... What's that saying... those who ignore (or are ignorant of) history are doomed to repeat it? Something like that...
  12. I'm really glad the death toll is less than first reported. My thoughts and prayers for all who are affected. I was in the area hit by the April 27, 2011 tornadoes in northern Alabama. It ain't fun.
  13. Hi Scotty!. I pop in here from time to time... not very often and I rarely post. There are a few folks still around.
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