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  1. I’m so sorry. It’s my dad’s birthday and I’m sitting here trying to get the energy to call him. Today is my 4th day of a migraine.
  2. He works for a Fortune 500 company and they are doing quite well. His position will be at home for some time and doesn’t need to be in person. He regularly conferences with people around the world via technology. I have encouraged him to send a generic email stating his pro-vaccine stance.
  3. Yes, this is true. In real life, though, it’s another story. My husband has been very much pressured by his employer and he works from home. His boss even directly asked him if he had gotten a shot and when he said no, he was told he should do his part so we can all get back to normal. My husband should not be put in the position of explaining his medical (or other) reasons with his boss. Now we fear he has been marked as “not a team player” regardless of over 20 years of faithful service. I don’t know how the shot might affect his medical condition and we are suspicious that he has immunity to CoVID. It is very hard to get the T cell test, however, to find out. These things are complicated and people don’t want to explain them to everyone they meet.
  4. You are right, and there is no way to know how many elderly people are not on that list. Their deaths will not be investigated because their families feel it is pointless to pursue. We had a healthy local 93yr old pass away soon after her vaccine. She was healthy. Perhaps she had a blood clot, but no one will know. How many people are there like this? Her family could have had another 10 years with her, which is why she took the shot. Even before people started getting immunized the messaging started that deaths in the elderly shouldn’t alarm us because the elderly might have died anyway. That’s little comfort to the families who loved their grandparents regardless of age.
  5. Actually I was reading about the bleeding/heavy periods and one theory from Dr Julie Levitt, OB/GYN was that it causes a rise in hormone levels and that prompts the bleeding. Another theory explained that the uterus is part of the immune system and that is why it is affected. Another expert said she thought these women were just having heavier periods than usual, but that doesn’t explain women who were long post-menopausal who suddenly experienced bleeding after their vaccines.
  6. What I am saying is that those of us who have used science and data to come to a different conclusion are tired of the conversations. You may be willing to have a good faith conversation, but many people just think they know better and want to prove us wrong. Honestly, I’m not anti-vaccine. I find the mRNA vaccines fascinating, and if I get a vaccine in the future, it will likely be the Pfizer. But that’s just hometown loyalty, nothing scientific there. 😊
  7. I am not the original poster, but perhaps the reason she/he has stepped away is because those of us who have explained our position on various CoVID related issues are weary of the condescending manner in which many people engage in conversations around these matters. . I have used CDC data, scientific studies, research on vaccine development, and official recommendations to back up my opinions, but they run counter to the decisions and logic of the media and government “experts.” So I guess you’ll have to forgive those of us who have grown weary of watching the messaging of our leaders not match the science that is staring us in the face and then be told we are bad citizens because we aren’t complying. (Even though we are complying; wearing masks, social distancing, quarantining, etc as it follows the science because we do care about people, and even following mandates that don’t follow the science. 🤷🏻‍♀️) I’m tired of living in a state where *no one* has a say except the leader who rules through departments that have the actual power. She won’t give up this power and today she announced our state won’t open until....until we have no hospitalizations and very low case numbers? Until the numbers show we have eliminated outbreaks at the source of her restrictions? No, not until we hit 70% vaccination rate. When a reporter asked her what would happen if we didn’t reach that goal she started talking about vaccines for children. This is why people are hesitant. Leaders need to convince with actual science and data, not propaganda and manipulation.
  8. So if you unfollow them do you get notifications if you are tagged for an event or a pic?
  9. Wow, that’s nuts. My MIL used to post before the people involved in the event did and didn’t ask. We forgave her and moved on. Your aunt needs a chill pill.
  10. Snoozing is the best! I was wondering where my one conspiracy friend went and was impressed that she stopped posting so much, and then I remembered I snoozed her. Haha!
  11. I’ve tried, but people do events and group messages that I need to see. Plus, I need to be aware of what my adult friends and family are posting so I can have a heads up with what my teens are seeing, especially my child with FASD. Right now I’m taking a break from posting anything except local lost dogs, food bank days, etc. That helps. 😊
  12. Yes, when I was on Twitter I used a fake name do I wouldn’t have to deal with the drama.
  13. My people act so different in real life in general. I worry, but usually they tone down their rhetoric in person.
  14. You can bet I’m seeing the wisdom in that, particularly with the extended family.
  15. Do your families interact on FB if they don’t have a relationship otherwise? My sweet, narrow minded mother-in-law posted an inaccurate, opinionated meme today. I wanted to correct it, but I save my battles, usually for racial issues, and do so privately. So I let it go as I do most of her posts. She just doesn’t think things through. My not-so-sweet opinionated mom rarely posts on FB, but has started getting a bit more active lately. You see where this is going. My mom answered with a snippy comment and then M-I-L had a friend that answered my mom with a snide comment. They all live in the same small town area. I’m so glad we moved away. Lol We have a family gathering coming up. Earlier this year we were sent an article to read that strongly insinuated we couldn’t be faithful Christians if we didn’t vote for Candidate X. Fun times, people. Fun times.
  16. One of the things that your post made me think of was name tags. Instead of worrying about people forgetting names, they just started using name tags. That would accomplish two things: the loved one remembers names longer and continues to use names after she has forgotten.
  17. I’m no good at linking from YouTube, but if you search dementia and Montessori you will see several videos.
  18. It is a very hard road. We walked it with my grandfather and a doctor recently recommended I be tested for dementia. That was hard to hear at my relatively young age, and I declined. I have paid attention to therapies, and recently saw a video about the Montessori method of dealing with dementia problems. It is yielding much better results than conventional approaches. It seems it would be easier on caregivers as well.
  19. It’s how they are used, I suppose. Many people don’t understand the difference between kinds of guns and their uses and react to how they look. As a side note, I read an article on The Hill today advocating background checks as the first policy the Biden administration tackle. A main reason listed was that a very high number of Americans agree with the need for such a policy. I found that very encouraging. Oh, and I wasn’t responding to your comment about shooting the virus. 😂 Just the comments below that.
  20. Frankly, this isn’t true. Plenty of Americans don’t like seeing groups of people walking around with big guns, especially at a rally that has nothing to do with gun rights. I live in Michigan, and we thought it was stupid, unnecessary,and inflammatory for militia members to do so at protests. However, when a group of black men from our state who advocate for their right to uphold the second amendment held an event *for that purpose* at the capital, we were fine with it,(displaying guns) and I’m happy to report they were perfectly safe at their event.
  21. You should hear the scolding I have gotten from my primary care practitioners for intermittent fasting. One made me quit and the most recent one shamed me and told me it slowed my metabolism. I’m so tired of working hard and being disciplined. Sheesh, I just don’t want to get diabetes.
  22. Third text from Ohio Democrats calling me Rachel *after* they said they were removing me from the list. Grrr
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