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2 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

 

you think you had it rough?

 

 

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5 hours ago, Islander said:

 

Thanks for the clarification, oldtimer.  Anyway, as JohnJ commented, it may be true for some emotional near-killer experiences, but in the area of bodily health, it's almost always wrong.  Most serious injuries, especially the ones that nearly kill you, almost always change your life in a negative way, not a positive one.

 

This is  bit of a pet peeve for me, since it's kind of personal.  A bit over twenty years ago, I was seriously injured and spent six months in hospital.  I recovered to some degree, but my life was certainly changed, and I definitely didn't feel stronger.  I'd be very happy to get back to the strength I had before the injuries, but there's no chance of that.

 

While I'm on the subject of pet peeves, another one is people who say someone is lucky, after they survive some kind of terrible incident.  For instance, someone could lose a leg in a building collapse, or a serious highway crash.  There will almost certainly be someone who thinks they're being helpful by commenting how lucky the victim is, because he could have been killed.  Believe me, someone who's lying there in intensive care with life-changing injuries does not feel lucky in any way.

 

Okay, end of rant.  Please try to avoid both of those very unhelpful comments.  Just be kind and caring.  That will help your unlucky friend much more than some witless comment.

 

 

Sorry to turn the discussion in a dark direction.  Weren't we talking about food, fun, and beer?  Le's get back on topic!

 

 

And then the old - "In serious condition with non life threatening injuries".  Been and am there. Ouch!

Thumbs up to the 'food, fun and beer'- getting old, didn't we forget something? Oh, under 'Fun'

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6 hours ago, Wolfbane said:

Hot home made lemonade, sweetened with honey this AM. For the most part keeps colds at bay.

 

WB

 

 

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that actually sounds kinda good -- the hot lemonade, not the cold.

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2 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

that actually sounds kinda good -- the hot lemonade, not the cold.

 

Surprisingly good for cold prevention. Tasty too. When I get a rare cold I just cut up and eat a couple of lemons.

 

Wb

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Mix it with natural vitamin V; but, I prefer mine cold, on ice.

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1 hour ago, oldtimer said:

It's the natural vitamin C.

 

And it beats the heck out of getting your ascorbic acid Cartier Style. He boiled pine needles to cure his crews scurvy. The French had the Iroquois to thank for that.

 

I raked up enough pine needles today to keep the Old Red Army free of C deficiency for a thousand years.

 

Wb

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33 minutes ago, Wolfbane said:

 

And it beats the heck out of getting your ascorbic acid Cartier Style. He boiled pine needles to cure his crews scurvy. The French had the Iroquois to thank for that.

 

Wb

Before the discovery of vitamin c as a preventive for scurvy it was thought that scurvy and venereal disease were related because many sailors returning from long voyages suffered from both afflictions. 

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I find it curious/interesting that citrus fruits come in season at the height of cold/flu season.

 

Darn near cold this AM. Low 40's/high 30's.

 Overdid it yesterday. Not moving very well this AM. Have things I would like to do.

   May need to realign my agenda.  Turning myself to medicated goo sounds like a plan.

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High of 70 today then a front coming thru and downhill the rest of the week.  Maples are dropping their leaves here in the hood but when the neighbor's oaks start I'm gonna get them ALL blowing across the street into my yard.  Can't wait!  hahaha   Soooo, until then I'll just hit the coffee and relax.

 

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1 minute ago, Dave1290 said:

ALL blowing across the street

 

that's how I dealt with leaves.... Why should I rake them all up when it is so easy to get the neighbors to help. Ha Ha Ha

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11 hours ago, veloceleste said:

Before the discovery of vitamin c as a preventive for scurvy it was thought that scurvy and venereal disease were related because many sailors returning from long voyages suffered from both afflictions. 

 

Must have had a girl in every port, one named 'Brandy' such a fine girl! Then sailed across the sea against the wind. ;)

 

Untreated, both will kill you slowly.

 

Wb

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28 minutes ago, Dave1290 said:

Take your time today @Wolfbane.  Hahahaha

 

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^^^^^
* who was probably the most qualified candidate —

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2 hours ago, richieb said:


^^^^^
* who was probably the most qualified candidate —

 

Although we've all exercised our franchise... none of them are qualified. The question is who will do the least damage to Canada's image in the world?

 

Here's an example of someone living near my daughter's place who is not clearly open to being independent - only time I've seen someone go to this extreme:

 

Wb

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2 hours ago, richieb said:


^^^^^
* who was probably the most qualified candidate —

I think we've seen enough of real estate people in office.

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What we need is a good car dealership owner in office. We need a good hot sauce man to lead this write-in campaign.  Vote Elway!

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29 minutes ago, oldtimer said:

I think we've seen enough of real estate people in office.

 

And far too much of professional politicians and their family members: Down south and here. We (western democracies) need to limit the people who run and win office to two terms with Recall Legislation where the voters’ can throw the bums out (ala  the former Governor of California ) when they lose the confidence of the people.

 

Right now we have a popular figurehead of state in our Queen here but I don’t know anyone looking forward to her son Charles succeeding her. The last King Charles was a bad King which is not a good omen.

 

I do like the USA system of two elected Senators from every state. Here they appoint political hacks as unelected Senators (they can ‘serve’ to age 75 and this system badly needs to change. The sooner, the better.

 

Wb

 

 

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1 hour ago, BigStewMan said:

What we need is a good car dealership owner in office. We need a good hot sauce man to lead this write-in campaign.  Vote Elway!

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Nooooo!  Much like the Texas Rangers improved dramatically when W went down to be gubner, the broncos might do the same without horse face.  Raider Nation will not stand for it.

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3 hours ago, oldtimer said:

I think we've seen enough of real estate people in office.

Really?

I like when they run on their given name instead of an alias they "took" later in life!

Love the billions saved by our country and the fighting back part too!

Alternate where you obtain your info!

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