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  1. And there's a "Put Bernie Anywhere" site:http://bernie-sits.herokuapp.com/?fbclid=IwAR0XCEoiJ0olX5lS5mn3Xk0VSpC0Nv1oTPIga3ut-Xdqu895EeYO1zWYkD4 Also, Bob Ross 😂
    18 points
  2. "Some doctors in Europe" = 2 doctors on the fringes of the hoax/anti-vaxx camp. Wolfgang Wodarg has claimed that covid is just one of many coronaviruses that have been circulating for a long time and dismissed the concern as "hype." Micheal Yeardon claimed that most of the UK was already close to herd immunity last November and that although there might be "a small seasonal bump, along with four other potentially cross-reacting common cold-causing coronaviruses, there is no evidence that [covid] is rising. ... I am saying the pandemic is fundamentally over in the U.K.” Their claim that t
    14 points
  3. Coats/layers/sweaters/boots are seriously a major reason I don’t want to live any further south than Virginia. I don’t like the cold but I LOVE cold-weather clothes! I have a red dress coat that I now get to wear to work. I swear I feel like a million bucks in that thing.
    13 points
  4. (I'm the parent of an international adoptee and 2 bio kids.) Here's the primary problem in this situation: “But we also believed with everything inside of us that there was no way a judge could hear our story and look into our faces and tell us that we do not have rights to our biological children.” Some people just aren't a good fit for legally complicated families because they think their feelings are primary. But they aren't; laws are. There was a long history of that jurisdiction having anti-surrogacy laws and premie twins are incredibly common. So they gambled foolishly and los
    12 points
  5. Got the second Moderna shot Wednesday. Yesterday I had a headache and fever all day, enough that my job wouldn’t let me work due to the fever. i feel fine today.
    11 points
  6. I have a new found appreciation for protocol these days. I think that is why the public ceremony is important. It communicates a lot of things to both the people here in the US and to people around the world about the way our government is run. It recognizes the importance of the positions as well. I think if you are going to be leading our country, it us all to witness the promise made to uphold the Constitution.
    11 points
  7. So last night, I was scrolling through the Bernie Sanders memes on twitter to prevent myself from doomscrolling. If you haven’t seen this yet, and are looking for a good laugh, check it out. People are photoshopping Bernie into famous photos and paintings. I think my favorite so far is Botticelli's The Birth of Venus. I don't care what your political leaning is, you have to hand it to Bernie's PR people. They took the meme and ran with it. They are selling (well, not any more, it has already sold out) a sweatshirt with the photo of Bernie in his mittens with all proceeds going to Vermont Meal
    9 points
  8. This is my favorite picture from the inauguration festivities: Joe Biden holding his little grandson while the family watches the concert on TV.
    9 points
  9. I think using women as incubators is a bad thing in general. So I’m not surprised when it doesn’t go well or smoothly.
    9 points
  10. Just wanted to swing in and drop a quick happy note - new baby Max Theodore was born on Wednesday and has needed a little NICU time with CPAP for wet lungs and such, but is doing very well. He’s totally adorable and I can’t wait to spring him from the hospital and be done with labor and delivery forever 🥰 He was 7 lbs 13 oz at 36 weeks (biiiig baby, 94th percentile) and 20.25 inches long. It was a little PTSD inducing during the delivery but not too terrible, actually, even being back in the same NICU and hospital. I know many of you were wondering and hoping with me on this, and wanted t
    8 points
  11. One, spammers. Two, I was really hoping for actual zombies in this thread. You're letting me down.
    8 points
  12. Truth. I moved from Denver to San Antonio, before we came to Virginia. We loved San Antonio winter. It was finally cool enough to go outside! It was mostly in the 50's or 60's, but people were putting on parkas and mittens as soon as it dropped below 70. I was given a newborn snow suit for my baby when I was pregnant.
    8 points
  13. That's just for the first shot, though, and we've always know that one shot does not provide sufficient immunity. There was a link in one of the other threads that suggested the Israelis are finding antibodies in 98% of those who have received both shots, which is really excellent.
    8 points
  14. Just saw this in an email from Kiplingers On Thursday, Eli Lilly (LLY) announced that its antibody drug bamlanivimab for treatment of COVID-19 also prevented infections from occurring in residents and staff of nursing homes. Infections in residents were reduced by 80%, and in staff by 57%. This is the first drug designed for treatment that has been shown to be preventative, as well. Bamlanivimab was approved under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization back in November. However, a higher dose was used in the trial than was considered under the initial EUA for treatment purposes, so Eli Lil
    7 points
  15. Update: He has been taking .5 mg of melatonin the last couple of nights and is able to fall asleep by 10. He is taking the melatonin after dinner, around 7:30.
    7 points
  16. I've had the same experience as Corraleno, many times. I've searched for something random, a book or health topic or whatever, and up popped the WTM forum as the first result. Always a nice surprise to see my peeps. 🙂 Maybe it's because we ask each other so many questions? We're practically Quora or Reddit. Only way better. 😉
    7 points
  17. My thoughts? Surrogacy in a state with a well-known law against in, in a county known for denying pre-birth orders....they were stupid, and ill advised by whatever counsel they used to draft the surrogacy contract. Odds are this will come up in their state’s CLE yearly review of big cases. Look, it’s one thing to try to push the law forward to match society better—we’ve seen that in a wide variety of areas—but you have to advise your clients as to the realities of the current state of things and NICU bills easily run $xxx,xxx. It would have been cheaper to relocate out of state or t
    7 points
  18. There are actually a lot of vaccines that do not confer sterilizing immunity, yet have still been effective in significantly reducing the spread of disease. The article below lists Hep B, pertussis, polio (inactivated), rotavirus, and flu, among others: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vaccines-need-not-completely-stop-covid-transmission-to-curb-the-pandemic1/
    7 points
  19. Thank you. It's another skill I'm trying to teach my son is how to accept constructive criticism whether you agree with it or not. After 40 some odd years in customer service working in corporations and now my own business, I've learned how to give and take constructive criticism. There are many shades of gray and no one is ever wrong, they just have different ways of doing things. Be polite, open minded, listen, and learn, and decide what works for you. And given that we just watched the Inauguration and the Celebration of America concert in which the theme is to come together in uni
    6 points
  20. Well, first, consider the source (lol) -- FB is often a lot of clueless people (mis)leading the gullible with opinions rather than facts, and neither the clueless nor the gullible are using their online time to do the wise thing, which is to research what are the real policies at real colleges. Especially with so many people suddenly switching to homeschooling due to the pandemic, there is going to be a lot of lack of information and a lot of misinformation going around right now. 😢 In answer to your question: When applying to a college, you must submit transcripts from ALL schools at whi
    6 points
  21. I mean, every single social activity puts us at more risk of contracting *and spreading* COVID, and the more people there are the higher the risk. Being distanced and outside is least risky, so if they can’t be active at all I’d think bundling up (masked!) around a bonfire sounds ok. My DS recently did this with a few friends and I’d consider it fairly low riskish. 10 people would be over my comfort level, though, partially because it would be really difficult to maintain any distance and still socialize.
    6 points
  22. Are reusable bags really a vector for COVID, though? I mean, reusable clothes aren't, and god knows lots of people aren't rewashing their masks between uses....
    6 points
  23. Given her super bowl act, I think decorum isn't her thing, lol.
    6 points
  24. Don’t do it in public? Roll the car window down so you don’t trap people in your stink. Don’t do it at the table. understand that if it stinks, I’ll probably yell at you. that’s all I got. Oh, if my mil starts laughing randomly, get away ASAP. 😆😆😆
    6 points
  25. Following links within links from the twitter thread posted by Jenny D, I found this: "More than 98 percent of people who received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have developed antibodies that neutralize the virus, according to the results of a serological study conducted by Tel Aviv’s Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer. The study, whose results were published Monday, tested subjects for antibodies a week after they received their second dose of the vaccine. Out of the 102 tests analyzed, researchers saw the level of antibodies jump by factors ranging from six to 20—even higher
    6 points
  26. It’s a scare tactic from the anti-vax nutballs.
    6 points
  27. I think people who stumble on the forum from a Google search may not realize how old a thread really is.
    5 points
  28. Meh. I’m fine with her as a performer. I actually enjoyed the Super Bowl performance last year as it befit the raucous occasion. Her vocals were definitely better than Lady Gaga’s. I probably would have felt differently about this insertion if there had been a receptive crowd present, a traditional inauguration, a celebratory and rally-type atmosphere. I wouldn’t expect people sitting in their homes and septuagenarian onlookers to participate tho so it struck a discordant note. It just didn’t fit. It’s also true that raucous crowd amping just isn’t what I’m looking for given all that’s occurre
    5 points
  29. The vaccines are likely to be good, likely to prevent transmission, likely to be able to be adapted for mutations. We just need to keep social distancing and being careful until we know for sure. Hope you’re feeling more positive soon. It’s been a horrible year.
    5 points
  30. I received my 2nd Moderna dose today. With my first, I had a really sore arm on day 2, but otherwise nothing. With today's shot, I had flushing of my face about 30 minutes after the shot lasting less than 10 minutes. Arm is mildly sore. I made sure to schedule nothing for tomorrow since some people run a fever and feel bad for a day or two.
    5 points
  31. Dh and I got the Pfizer vaccine yesterday. Easy injection followed by arm pain a couple of hours later. I used some ice right before bed. Oddly it didn't hurt to sleep on that arm. Tonight I only notice it when I think about it and am moving my arm about. It's very manageable.
    5 points
  32. I hadn't heard of the developmental foreign accent syndrome and had to look it up. Can understand how that would be frustrating, but the thought that someone may not be a real American hadn't crossed my mind. I hope you don't have to worry or wonder about that. We're in California which is very a very multicultural area and that isn't even a question that comes up. So did I and my son is learning to censor himself and how to read other people, their body language. Life teaches us much by how we interact with one another. But if we kill all natural curiosity, how will we
    5 points
  33. ‘Long Live Kamala Harris’: Vice President’s Ancestral Village In India Erupts With Joy (Photos) (forbes.com) This was really neat to see.
    5 points
  34. Jennifer Lopez, whatever you think of her, isn't Kanye. This was scripted and no doubt approved in advance by the organizers. "Let's get loud" can be read as "Everybody join in" - same as Garth Brooks said - in a celebratory way.
    5 points
  35. My son has aspergers, not much of a filter and is always curious about people he meets from every ethnicity. Every person he's asked has been quite open and provided feedback graciously how that question could be perceived and helped him to fine tune the question so it wouldn't be offensive or insulting. After engaging in a conversation, he now asks what is your heritage, where were your ancestors from? No one has ever been insulted by the questions and always happy to talk about it and has lead to fascinating stories and conversations. So it's not always a bad thing.
    5 points
  36. I read the name a bunch of times before ever hearing it and had no clue how to pronounce it. But after reading what you wrote above, I doubt I’ll ever mispronounce it again: Kamala is the *first female VP and her name is stressed on the *first syllable. I very much hated JLo’s interjection in the middle of the song. It completely took me away from the moment in a negative, jarring way. I had no idea what was going on and still don’t. Is it referencing a song she wrote? I really feel like it was all about “look at meeee!”. But since I have no clue what was happening, maybe I’m misreadin
    5 points
  37. I'm doing my clinical rotation in a hospital that serves communities very different than my white middle class suburban upbringing. Every day, I am encountering names that I have never seen before or only know one pronunciation. I try to be respectful if I have to ask how to pronounce it. If the patient corrects me, I thank them. Some seem annoyed at first, but I make an effort to use their name with their correct pronunciation during the course the exam. All of my kids did this. My oldest was an early, voracious reader who still has a couple of mispronounced words. My younges
    5 points
  38. Then you have your own definition of what a vaccine is.
    5 points
  39. I've lost count of the number of cashiers that LOVE my grocery boxes. this was, of course, a WTM recommendation. I adore them. https://www.amazon.com/Earthwise-Collapsible-Reusable-Shopping-Reinforced/dp/B01D3OONDE/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=grocery+eco+boxes&qid=1611264574&sr=8-5 ETA: We've only been allowed to go back to using them recently and I really missed them.
    5 points
  40. I think her poem resonated because a lot of us are having these weird feelings we struggle to put into words, and she put them into words for us. The idea of a new day but not being sure what do now resonated. And other parts were just hugely reassuring and offered a more optimistic perspective without downplaying the grief and fear many have been feeling. To say we not broken, but unfinished, was just really reassuring. To say that we are tired, but still tried, it felt like someone acknowledging the hard times but also showing the goodness that comes from it. If those were not your fee
    5 points
  41. Good morning! The usuals are done. Dh and I are going on a date tonight. It's the 30th anniversary of our engagement! breakfast, lunch and dinner out co-op meet someone in town to check our some skin care products I'm interested in go to Hobby Lobby to look for a gift dinner out with dh
    4 points
  42. Thanks. That looks complete. It's 6+ hours long so I'm thinking it must be 😂 Most of what I found was shorter which made me think it wasn't complete. I know what I'm doing later. I'm loving the Bernie memes. They're so much fun! He was on Seth Meyers Late Night the other night and had a sense of humor about it.
    4 points
  43. Santa Fe is considered high desert. We have tumbleweeds.
    4 points
  44. You'd be surprised how often WTM threads come up on google searches for random topics. I've had that happen many times, when I was searching for info on something totally unrelated to homeschooling, and WTM threads showed up in the results. I think sometimes people just click on a link and don't pay attention to what kind of site or forum it takes them to.
    4 points
  45. I'm always a little surprised that so many people seem to have enough control over it to leave the room in time. (And now I miss the little emoji guy who would look around and then walk off.) It usually catches us by surprise. We don't make a big deal about it. Occasionally a chuckle or an excuse me.
    4 points
  46. I put off my DDPY until evening thinking I'd do the 9pm live class on zoom, but ended up feeling realy tired and I know I'm dehydrated - too much coffee, not enough water. Also have a sinus headache and just off. So instead of doing a live workout on zoom I took it easy and did Salute the Road Warrior - my favorite "off day" workout. And that was the right call, even doing an easier workout I ended up with a cramp and had to pause the workout until it went away - definitely need to drink more! Also balance is off from fluid in my ears/sinuses. Couldn't get my heart rate up either - also probab
    4 points
  47. The vaccine cannot give you covid. It does not contain any virus.
    4 points
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