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  1. Zsych
    Yesterday 07:42 PM
    It occurs to me that I've never had a particularly intelligent conversation on this topic.

    I think... That I may actually see a fix for this problem...

    (Granted, it would take effort to execute, and this isn't really a domain I care about enough to want to solve for it)
  2. Zsych
    Yesterday 07:41 PM

    From a rational perspective, it may be that the correct solution is just to stop the casual buying of guns - if we weren't being emotional about it - it most likely would result in a major reduction in gun deaths (assuming we really want that)

    Of course, you couldn't really do that in the US. In reality, it appears to be a lot of emotion fighting emotion - and moving towards some kind of equilibrium state in an irrational way (disappointing).

    I suppose one could try to work around laws... And yes, there really are many things that could be done.

    For example, I really favor the idea of smart guns that can only be fired by certain users, or only in certain circumstances (like say, only in your own home).

    Although it's arguable if a home defense weapon should really be a gun, in this day and age - we could build far more interesting things to achieve that goal, instead of iterating over a primitive idea.


    The lack of intelligence that gets used to solve these problems is just sad...
  3. Zsych
    Yesterday 07:30 PM
    Zsych commented on Putting Gun Owners in an FBI database...
    not bad.
  4. ness2361
    Yesterday 05:09 PM
    Thanks, Monte. I'll have our doctor give it to me as soon as possible, and when Gromit is all-clear, maybe they'll let him slide by a few months early--considering the circumstances, and if not, he'll just have to set an appointment for his birthday.

    I already have neurological problems, and also specific nerve damage, so I don't need more--not that anyone does. And Gromit needs protection so maybe if this happens again, it won't be so severe.
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  7. Madden
    Yesterday 12:13 PM
    I think you're right, yeah.
  8. ness2361
    Yesterday 10:41 AM
    Yes, they told him he was too young to get it. He's 54, go figure.

    Now, I don't know if it'll help. What do you think, for this winter or whenever--is it too late now that he's had it, or do you know if like flu viruses, there could be other strains?

    Oh, heck, I'm 55 already so I need to get it, I think. I can't imagine pulling through this as he is, since my nervous system is already a mess, I have the chronic pain with breakthrough acute phases, and other problems.

    Thanks for the reminder, and if you know any helpful answers, share them. We'd be grateful.
  9. ness2361
    Yesterday 10:34 AM
    So you know. Thank you. Gromit will appreciate knowing you're praying. He never expected this especially because we were told that only old people got it, especially those living in Florida and other places. So when we were in San Diego, he befriended a World War II veteran, someone around 80, to listen, let him tell his glory day stories, and that man got the shingles so bad he wanted to die--it really was, especially at his age, that horrid and ongoing.

    Here, though, in Ohio, we've talked to people who say they have a niece who got shingles when she was 10; another neighbor said she knows someone who got shingles at 16, and so forth.

    Apparently, like other diseases, the age of vulnerability is dropping, and the diseases are tougher on us humans.

    I'm so glad I had chicken pox as a kid, because oh, really, I'm struggling enough without that...

    I want to be upbeat for my husband today; he's a lovely dove.

    And so are you.
  10. ness2361
    Yesterday 10:20 AM
    Thanks, Monte.
    He'll be fine, then wow, it just hits in waves with pain in various parts of his skull, sinuses, eyes, cheeks and teeth, other places... like no pain he's ever had. And he can't, still, after weeks of it, have car windows rolled down because the air hurts that badly.

    Someone told him it should let up in a week or so, but I did research--and I have this to myself--but it can last for another month or more.

    Nothing I can do when he's hurting except talk low, and bring him water, make sure he takes some aspirin with yogurt, and leave him to rest.

    He's working throughout it, every day, and he deals with clients all day long who need housing, and have physical and mental disabilities, so that's an extra strain.

    Today, he left for church (we go to different ones) and he was so upbeat, but I know it can hit him on the way, just five minutes up the road, and down he'll go.

    He's a kind and good man. I hate it when he hurts.
  11. Loveloki
    06-25-2016 10:04 PM
    You made me laugh !
  12. Loveloki
    06-25-2016 09:42 PM
    *hides behind the curtain*
  13. Loveloki
    06-25-2016 09:11 PM
    Sounds heavenly ...
  14. slick8511
    06-25-2016 08:18 AM
    Thanks and sure if I figure out what it could be...not required is it? If required, I think a big middle finger.
  15. slick8511
    06-25-2016 08:07 AM
    Thank you....interesting place!
  16. ness2361
    06-24-2016 08:55 PM
    Your avatar, this one, cracks me up. XD
  17. ness2361
    06-24-2016 08:49 PM
    Yes; all senses alert:

    Birds singing the last of the day away; Pom-puppy nipping at me till I stroked his cheek and made him sleepy; the man's two adolescent daughters running across the street to look in a creek bed for interesting stuff (they found marble bottoms from small trophies).

    Their dad said they could made something fun with them. The pizza smelled good. There was a breeze, sun heading down... We grown-ups talked about various churches, people we knew in common, the upcoming walk against heroin, where he got his sweet puppy...

    It all felt like real--and really good--simply good life. \ (◡) /
  18. ness2361
    06-24-2016 08:28 PM
    I enjoyed the pizza--first in a long time, because it wasn't too warm out, the sun was still shining; we got to sit on the picnic bench in front of an old church built around the turn of the century, and the person renting there came out--member of an Assembly of God church somewhere across town, and he was said he put the bench out there so people would come and sit.

    So we talked and I played with this new pup, and we got the flyers to pass out. It was really nice.
  19. Kprog
    06-24-2016 08:27 PM
    I'm using my pruny skin to scale the walls as Spiderman, so this is great news!
  20. ness2361
    06-24-2016 07:54 PM
    ness2361 commented on What have you bought lately?
    XD =

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