The Greater Post Whore Society - Volume 6: Wash Your Hands On The Way Out

Muadeeb Feb 19, 2020

  1. reaver

    reaver First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Taking my 4yo wheeling this morning with a small group. This will be the first time I've taken her by myself, so it should be interesting.

    A buddy is coming along with his 5yo, so it should go fine. One of the guys drives a 70s cherokee chief. Cool rig.
     
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  2. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well first attempt in making hard boiled eggs in a microwave. Hope this works
     
  3. harryron

    harryron The Grumpiest of Mid-Westerners Supporting Member

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    Whats up, been a very busy week. Had to get wheel bearings replaced on the titan. The kids are still on a hybrid schedule at school but tgey cut bussing until sometime in December.
     
  4. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Ours are still 100% virtual. Damn were struggling.... it's taking most of our free time to get them to get their work done. The program the school is using doesn't mark things done or attempted so we have to sit down with each of them every evening and go through EVERYTHING again to make sure they're getting stuff done but even then we're missing stuff. It's horrible. I told my wife i wish she'd take a leave and I'd go back to 16hr days in the mill to keep them caught up and get through this crap.
     
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  5. harryron

    harryron The Grumpiest of Mid-Westerners Supporting Member

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    I agree we get text and emails about our one daughter not turning in assignments all the time.
     
  6. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Never tried to microwave hard boiled egg's ?? How'd it turn out ? I know you can cook corn on the cob [ shucked ] in a ziplock baggie n a microwave. My uncle buddy [RIP] put either oyster's or hard shell clam's in the nuker at the restaurant and blew out the glass on the door. Lol
     
  7. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    didn’t turn out so good. The yoke turned brown and they didn’t smell too appetizing. So I cracked a couple I to a bowl, added some cheese and made some scrambled eggs instead
     
  8. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Yea Need to use Foil, protects the yoke from harmful Isotopes! ;-). If yea see sparks, beings Its gone Radioactive! and RUN!! haha J/K

    Never tried, but scramble them in bowel of sorts and cover.. poke a few times preventing Steam explosions while its being nuked.
     
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  9. CAchief

    CAchief Test Drive

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    Luckily my wife can stay home with my Kinder kid for the 100% distance learning. They were supposed to go back on a hybrid schedule next week but Calif. Governor Newssolini shot that down since there has been an uptick of cases.

    It's funny how my preschooler has been going to school since August with all the other private schools around here with absolutely no issue.

    Government is doing irreparable damage to young children unable to attend school.
     
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  10. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Good morning. Was finally able to sleep past 4 am.

    now time for coffee
     
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  11. Derailed_75

    Derailed_75 Bought an X

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    I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm finding the exact opposite. My 6th grader is doing remote learning by our choice. Our school districts plan sucked so we decided to keep her home. We have found she is retaining more and we get a days worth of school work done in less then 2 hours.

    Without the distractions of other kids she can actually focus on the work. At 11 she facetimes a few friends almost everyday and when she doesn't she is playing online games with them. She does get stir crazy so we have to get her out of the house from time to time but other then that its been great.
     
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  12. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Same with my 4th grader. Still learning new stuff, enjoying class, loves the shorter days, and we still do social interaction via video chat and playing whiffle ball, frisbee, etc in the park with masks and distance.

    It screws up our work schedule and sucks for us, but he's loving life right now.
     
  13. CAchief

    CAchief Test Drive

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    Glad it's working out for you guys.

    I would offer that there is a big difference between the kindergartner who desperately needs social interaction with peers and hands on instruction with a teacher from a tech savvy older student with an established social network. Many of the kindergarteners in my kids class don't have a parent with them. The teacher constantly has to redirect from lessons to help those students causing constant delays.

    I'm sure I would feel different if my kids were older.
     
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  14. harryron

    harryron The Grumpiest of Mid-Westerners Supporting Member

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    Made up chili seasoning for chili later today
     
  15. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Sat on my ass since the 18th. Still have 10 more days to go
     
  16. harryron

    harryron The Grumpiest of Mid-Westerners Supporting Member

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    Enjoy it
     
  17. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    I find it hard to enjoy. Been going all out since May 31 and now all of a sudden I have absolutely nothing to do. I don’t need to get dressed if I really do t want to. It’s weird.
     
  18. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Is the quarantine because of covid, or was it standard procedure during the Before Times?
     
  19. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Due to covid.
     
  20. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Ugh, sounds awful. Can you at least go camping or are you stuck on base?
     
  21. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Stuck in my room on base. That and it’s snowing. Calling for 10-15 cm of the stuff tonight.

    but at least the wife and I have a system in place for her to be able to drop off beer and whiskey
     
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  22. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    I'd say when you get home to twin daughter's that haven't seen dad in 6 month's there gonna give you a workout better then the army !! You just gotta outlast them and then you and your wife got some lost NAP TIME to make up ;) I'd say stockpile the rest and relaxation now ! ur gonna need it later ..:)


    You could alway's go outside later and make a 6 ft tall [ 417,457 892.1 mm ] snowman and put an empty whiskey bottle in it's hand . Maybe challenge the other people in ur unit to build a "snowperson" [ now I'm politicly correct ] Put in $5 a person for the winner !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  23. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I bought a Taco Super Moderator Supporting Member

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  24. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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  25. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Y’a. The temp In my room is set at 25 degrees Celsius and I am still cold wearing a flannel shirt, thick pants and wool sox
     
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  26. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Trying to think of what song verse remind's me of the bottom picture ? either

    My future so bright,,,,,,,,,, I gotta wear shade's
    or
    Seeing the light's GO DOWN on broadway .....
     
  27. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I bought a Taco Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    What's everyone's thoughts on season 2 of the Mandalorian so far? I have very mixed feelings about it so far.
     
  28. reaver

    reaver First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Looked at some of my footage from yesterday. I've gotta say, the dji osmo makes one helluva dash cam! Daughter had a blast sitting in the front seat. I even got some footage of her using the grab handle on the a-pillar and chatting up a storm.

    Also taught her how to annoy people on the radio. I now have to buy her and her friend their own little frs radios to chat between the vehicles.
     
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  29. OffRdX

    OffRdX Lockers Installed

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    Lucky. When I did my isolation I couldn't drink at all.
     
  30. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    This is more of an administrative quarantine. And honestly. My wife and I are not going through the military to drop stuff off. Got to love an Underground Railroad of booze
     
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  31. harryron

    harryron The Grumpiest of Mid-Westerners Supporting Member

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  32. harryron

    harryron The Grumpiest of Mid-Westerners Supporting Member

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    They just extended the stupid hybrid schedule until the end of January. For ufcks sake I got a kindergartener that is not really learning shiat he is going to be behind when he goes into first grade.
     
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  33. Derailed_75

    Derailed_75 Bought an X

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    Just curious, what were you searching for when you found this?:)
     
  34. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    It was shared on Bookface something about rock lights on a mall crawler
     
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  35. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    I hope for the sake of your kid and other kids, people start taking it seriously, wearing masks, and staying away from other people. If everybody would get on the same page this could be over a lot faster.
     
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  36. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    I alway's look thru C.L. for Xterra's/part's so last night I run across an ad and in the title it say's 4d , so after reading the whole thing right near the end it state's it's 2wd :( I guess they weren't lying about having 4 DOOR'S..................Talk about deception or am I wrong and there's a 2 door Xterra model:cool: 20201123_064812.jpg . Then a couple line's down another X in a different color but worded the same exact way ! Normally I wouldn't say much , BUT it's "Carvana"........... So now they deliver a new to them X thinking it's 4wd and not figuring out it's 2wd till it's to late . Nice business practice CARVANA !!!
     
  37. CAchief

    CAchief Test Drive

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    There is no scenario possible where there will not be some risk in opening schools. Children are not super spreaders. Schools can enforce mask wearing and social distancing.

    Schools are essential, but of course they won't open because of bureaucratic leadership that is being extorted by the teachers unions.
     
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  38. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I bought a Taco Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    I personally love staying away from people and now people have a reason to stay away from me. Win-win. I hate people.
     
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  39. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    They don't have to be dubbed "super" spreaders. They absolutely can (and have) spread covid and brought it into classrooms. Our county is full online with the exception of some special needs and some "test" classes, and just Friday announced another school closing due to multiple positive cases.

    I don't know about where you live, but here in the DC area schools absolutely, 100% cannot enforce social distancing. Classrooms were already overcrowded and 6th graders were already crammed into trailers outside at our elementary school. The space to social distance, even at 50% under a hybrid model, literally does not exist.

    The schools can send letters home or send kids home and can remind them all day long, but masks will not be worn (correctly) by all students all the time, or even most of the time. It just won't happen. They can "enforce" but they can't prevent.

    I side with the teachers on this — they should not have to risk dying to do their jobs. It doesn't matter how big or small the risk is.

    Most parents are responsible and will keep their kids home if they have a fever or are sick. But not all. There are absolutely parents in each and every community who think their schedule that day is more important than anyone else and will knowingly pump their kid with children's Tylenol and drop them at school. That's if they have symptoms.

    This is temporary. On the current path we're on, it looks like less than a year of school will be impacted before a vaccine is potentially available. Parents have the ability to teach their kids, and there are plenty of great, free resources to help with that. My kid was behind in math and didn't learn a thing in distance learning the end of last year, so we did Khan Academy all summer to catch him up. I realize not everybody is fortunate enough to have time even in the evenings to teach their kids though. And some kids need the social interaction.

    The parents here that were willing to accept more risk but felt their kids needed the social aspect or weren't privileged enough to have job flexibility formed pods. They have their own agreements to take certain precautions away from it, but they have 3-8 kids rotate going to each other's houses, and do their online school there. Even if they're not in the same grade or even school.

    Sorry for the long rant. But teachers didn't get paid enough before the pandemic, and they sure as hell don't get paid enough now to get forced into being exposed to a deadly virus, especially considering it was made demonstrably worse by about half the government's inaction and politicization of mask-wearing and other public health measures. And it's still being made worse by members of the general public who are decrying mask mandates and calling for herd immunity (which by process will require even more people to die).

    Look at this in the context of a social contract. Everybody in society has a role to play for the betterment of their community or society as a whole. As part of that contract, teachers take the responsibility of teaching kids while parents work. But that contract also depends on everybody else abiding by their responsibility under the same contract, and we as a society aren't doing that. It's unfair for society at large to be out at bars, restaurants, rallies, churches, attending gatherings, and otherwise being selfish entitled assholes — actions that directly threaten the lives of others — and then making teachers put their lives (and/or the lives of their families) at risk just because half the rest of the country is stupid or ignorant enough to willing risk their own. Parts of the government and the people have ripped up that contract. Have you seen pictures of our airports over the weekend? It's going to be worse in the coming weeks.

    I can't believe in a pandemic that's infected and killed however many people already, knowing how easily and quickly this one spreads, being so close to a vaccine, we have people that are trying to forcibly put others at risk. If we were facing years of this then yeah we need to completely rethink teaching and the workforce, and adapt by compensating them based on their risk and value. But we have two vaccines that are on the immediate horizon. Relatively speaking, there's not that much time left. We should be focused on getting everybody on the same team and trying to minimize the amount of deaths between now and then.
     
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  40. kirk

    kirk I'm Shady AF. Ask Anyone. Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have a boiled egg cooker. Best $18 i ever spent. perfect everytime.
     
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