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Off-Topic / Re: Paid to Listen to Podcasts
« on: September 18, 2019, 01:38:38 pm »Message ID: 1293397
It was nice while it lasted, but I just found out that this app is being discontinued next week. It's a shame as it had the potential to be a nice passive money maker. But on to bigger and better things ahead!

Off-Topic / Re: Vaccines
« on: September 16, 2019, 08:13:46 am »Message ID: 1293099
I also am finishing up a smallpox vaccine study where I am being paid to receive the vaccine in exchange for sharing my data, etc.
Nice!!   Way to monetize the needle!  :thumbsup:

Off-Topic / Re: Vaccines
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:32:29 am »Message ID: 1292601
Then WHAT is the flu shot?  I thought they were saying the flu shot was suppose to keep you from getting the flu?

I know last year some people got mad at me because I refused to take it.  Well then stay away from me.  No problem dumb butt.  You took the shot so you should be protected. lol  I have never had either.
I think the flu shot is for influenza, which has the fever, runny nose, muscle aches, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, headache symptoms.  The "intestinal flu" is not really the flu at all - it's just that many people have come to call it that.

If there are any medical knowledgable people here and I have this wrong, please jump in and correct me. But I understand these as two completely different things each independent of the other. So the flu shot will not have any effect on preventing stomach cramps, vomits, and runny poops - but the other aches, pains and associated fevers are what the shot is targeting.

Off-Topic / Re: 1st car
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:13:00 am »Message ID: 1292590
My daughter hasn't even asked him if he would want it. She just tells me that she doesn't think he would grrrrrrrrrrr
Well in that case, unless you think it would create more harm than is worth it; I might be inclined to ask him directly and possibly even explain why it means what it means to you. Without knowing the full family dynamic - is that something your daughter would get upset with you about?

I wouldn't perceive my mother wanting to give my child a religious article as overstepping on her part. But my mom and I are pretty closely aligned in our belief systems. I know sometimes that can be a touchy subject in some family dynamics.

Off-Topic / Re: Vaccines
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:55:30 am »Message ID: 1292577
I've gotten a flu shot every year for about the past 10-15 years. I've maybe had the flu once in that span, but even that may have been just a bad cold. I've never gotten sick from the shot itself. But some people do get sick from it. So I'm not going to criticize anyone's decision in favor or against it.  In my mind, it has been worth it for me - is all I'm saying.

I know that some people mistakenly believe that a flu shot is meant to prevent what many people refer to as stomach or intestinal flu - with vomiting and diarrhea. But that is something completely different to my understanding.

Off-Topic / Re: Favorite Pizza Place
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:38:21 am »Message ID: 1292576
The best pizza places are the small town non-franchise places.  In my current city, the best is Chet & Matt's or Cameo; but the all time best pizza on the planet bar none is Giannamore's in my original hometown; followed closely by Ray's and DiCarlo's.  If you have never had Ohio Valley pizza from Steubenville you have sadly missed out!
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Off-Topic / Re: Big Brother
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:28:19 am »Message ID: 1292575
Lop me in with those who find these shows cringe-worthy. When it comes to 'reality' I love to watch documentaries and medical/lifestyle reality shows (like Hoarders or My 600lb. Life), but the reality contest shows that are little more than controversial & fabricated soap operas are not for me.

If I have mischaracterized Big Brother (a show I have admittedly never watched, but have seen teaser previews now and then) - then I humbly apologize.

Off-Topic / Re: 1st car
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:18:50 am »Message ID: 1292573
As for the medal with St Christopher on it (not sure who or what that even is) again that would depend on you. I am assuming it has something to do with Catholics?  So that would depend on your alls beliefs.

St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and his medals are commonly placed in vehicles.

Off-Topic / Re: 1st car
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:13:09 am »Message ID: 1292572

I thought the St Christopher medal would have been nice but I guess my Grandson doesn't think so. I don't get it, I brought my daughter up Catholic but her kids are *bleep* Nilly when it comes to religion. For some reason Countrygirl that really bothers me :(

I was just about to respond that a St. Christopher medal would be an EXCELLENT idea, and then I read your post above.   

Maybe that combined with a gas card would work? Is grandson dead set against it, or just not overly enthusiastic about it? If it is something that he is embarrassed about other people/friends seeing it, is it something he would be willing to put in his glove box or console?

I have a St. Christopher necklace medal hanging from my rear view mirror and have had it in all of my cars since the mid-90's. Very unobtrusive to sight lines, but still there for me to see.

Off-Topic / Re: Antonio Brown
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:35:19 pm »Message ID: 1292472
I've washed my hands of this cancer and am thankful that he is some other team's problem to deal with these days. I hope that he turns his life/attitude around and earns back the respect that he has lost, but I fear it is too late for him. One less distraction for the Steelers and one more distraction for the Patriots (although you wouldn't have known that this past Sunday night!!!)

Off-Topic / Re: 1st car
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:31:18 pm »Message ID: 1292471
I think a gas card is the better idea. A music subscription could end up doing more harm than good - especially if he is a young/new driver. Music vs. gas card = distractions vs. practical...

Debate & Discuss / Re: when people put things on facebook
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:26:03 pm »Message ID: 1292469
FB needs to curve the hate speech on their site, this would be a good start...

I think a good start for FB would be to stop pushing one political agenda while silencing another.  But that's just one humble opinion.

Debate & Discuss / Re: Abortion Ban
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:35:35 pm »Message ID: 1292460
Jesus opened a straight line to God.  For women, too.
And for murdered children.

Off-Topic / Re: Apple Picking
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:58:34 am »Message ID: 1292315
We have a great orchard nearby that always has autumn activities going on each year for the kids and adults. They have an option for picking your own apples I believe, but we usually just pick from the bushel baskets inside their storefront.

I enjoy all kinds, but golden delicious are my favorite.

Debate & Discuss / Re: Abortion Ban
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:42:03 pm »Message ID: 1292176
Another very interesting (and deeply saddening) take on this topic is reported here.

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