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jgradyc last won the day on December 12 2016

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    Author, ghost writer, futurist and professional speaker


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  1. Based on the number of people on this thread who hate white clover, I will mow the area adjacent to my neighbor's yard and just cultivate my clover on the other side of the field.
  2. I'm the OP of this 3-year old thread. I now have beautiful patches of clover in my 4 acre front "yard." With yard being a euphemism for field. Clover is everywhere now, but it's only thick in a few plots. I'd prefer to see a sea of white when it's blooming. It's been 12 days since I last mowed. The clover tops are white and thick in a few places and it's been white for maybe 3-4 days. I'd like to get the optimum amount of clover seeds, so how much longer should I let the clover grow before I mow it again? I want as much of it to go to seed as possible and spread, but I'm mowing the rest of the field to prevent other grasses from going to seed. It looks pretty... unusual... right now with patches of unmowed clover surrounded by mowed grass.
  3. ReeferMac, I just want you to know that I share every concern and feel the same as you. These mRNA vaccines were developed in 90 days, maybe less. Pfizer, for example, started their COVID vaccine program in January 2020, announced clinical trials in March and gave the first worldwide doses to four Germans on April 29, 2020. In June 2020, we will have a database of exactly 36 people worldwide who have had the Pfizer vaccine for one year. My concern is that you cannot look at short term side effects and extrapolate what the long term side effects will be. It's a guess... a roll of the dice with the lives of hundreds of millions of people on the line. Let's hope there are no long term side effects. The 1984-like Newspeak from public health leadership turns me off.
  4. I've recently found three website with information you can't find on mainstream media. They are lifesitenews dot com, thecovidblog dot com, and childrenshealthdefense dot org. I suggest everyone check them out.
  5. I read this "fact-check" and had to laugh. Yes, Fauci's organization gave a grant to EcoHealth Alliance. Yes, Ecohealth funded research into bat viruses collected at the source of SARS-CoV2 800 miles away and brought them to the Wuhan Lab. Yes, published papers by this lab showed gain of function research. But since there is no HARD evidence, the claim is considered false! This isn't just a smoking gun; it's a glowing red hot barrel of a Squad Automatic Weapon. I'm reminded of Sgt Shultz in Hogan's Heros saying, "I know NOTHING!!"
  6. It sounds like everyone here who wants the shot has gotten at least the first shot. I hope it works out for everyone and that my concern over the long-term (2-5 year) effects prove to be unwarranted.
  7. While browsing through our classifieds today, I saw an interesting transaction. A guy joined TGO and posted a Glock 43 for sale. What's unusual is that he had only been a member of TGO for 19 hours when I saw the post so he had apparently joined and then immediately posted the item for sale. Then, today, someone else joined TGO and immediately posted an offer to buy that gun. Neither has posted on any other thread. This is probably a legit transaction, but it concerns me. Should we allow strangers to join and immediately post an item for sale? Should we allow someone to join and immediately post an offer to buy? Personally, I don't think I would sell to anyone who joined immediately to respond to my ad. I might consider buying, but it would have to be pretty convincing and very safe... as in "meeting a policeman at the precinct office" safe. Just wondering.
  8. Your doctor knows your situation and, frankly, the worst reactions seem to occur in healthy people with no co-morbidities. That said, if you or anyone else reading this start having severe symptoms in the first 48 hours after the shot, get to ER stat.
  9. Thanks. That study references three large studies with the opposite findings. It excludes Spain and Sweden from the data, which are strong example of the negative correlation between vitamin D and severity of COVID-19. Clinicaltrials.gov shows 82 ongoing studies of vitamin D as a treatment/preventive for COVID-19. It's not just wacko vitamin nuts who think vitamins can cure everything. I'm okay with everyone else getting the shot. My choice won't affect the speed of vaccinating everyone since there's a waiting list of people to get the shot.
  10. Through 6Mar, the March average is 20.5/day, but I think cases are a better measure of where we are. On Dec 18, TN peaked with a 7-day moving average of 9,600/day. On 6Mar, it was 1,188/day. That's about an 88% decline!
  11. The CDC COVID data tracker shows that new cases are dropping steadily and steeply since early January. At that rate, it will be mostly gone by late March/early April. Regardless, it's a virus and viruses will return when we get into flu season this fall. I think what everyone here should be doing is... Losing weight. There is a strong correlation between excessive weight and COVID severity. With only a moderate change in exercise and nutrition, everyone could lose 2 lbs/month, which would be 24 pounds since the COVID outbreak last February. More to the point, it could be 12 pounds by the arrival of flu season in September. There is no downside. A more aggressive approach could lose 20-30 pounds by then. Exercising. The direct correlation to exercise isn't as strong, but exercise boosts the immune system, helps lose weight, and slows aging. Note that age (and obesity) are the top cofactors in COVID severity and death. You can't change your chronological age, but you can change your functional age. Taking supplements to boost the immune system. Vitamin D3 is probably the most important supplement to take. There is a strong correlation between low D levels and COVID 19. Vitamin D does not just boost the immune system, it modulates the immune system. If COVID didn't cause an overreaction of the immune system, COVID would be no worse than the flu. Zinc is also important, but low zinc levels is not a problem for most people. On the other hand, probably 9 out of 10 people reading this have less than optimal D levels unless they have been taking a vitamin D3 supplement. It is a travesty that our public health officials have not been telling people this since last April when the first study on vitamin D and COVID came out. Thousands of lives might have been saved.
  12. I've been contacted by Vanderbilt twice to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine, but I've declined. I'll take my chances with vitamin D instead. A year or so from now when we have some data on the long term effects of the shot, I'll reconsider it. Best of luck to all taking it.
  13. In late December, the CDC COVID tracker showed a 7-day moving average of 9,300 cases in Tennessee. Today, it's 1,075 cases... an 89% decline. The anticipated jump after Christmas travel and holiday parties never happened, or at least not to a great extent. The decline has been steep and steady since early January. It can't be vaccines. The most likely explanation is a combination of natural immunity and herd immunity.
  14. I asked the same question at a legal self defense class in December. My question was what if two guys kick down my door and come into my house in the middle of the night and I get the drop on them and tell them hands up and they just turn around and walk out... what can I do? The short answer was nothing. Get a description of the person and their vehicle and call the police. My takeaway from the course is 1) You do NOT want to shoot someone because their POS relatives will sue you for everything you own. And they can do this even if there are witnesses and video to support your case! 2) You'd better be darn sure your life is really on the line because after you shoot, your financial life will probably be on the line. Even if you win, the legal fees to defend yourself can be up a half million dollars.
  15. Sad story. I hate that the media reported that the victim "responded to an online ad" when there's no proof that a gun sale was involved at all. It makes it a "gun sale" story instead of a "guy shot" story. I suspect that a gun sale wasn't even evolved. It's more likely that the survivor said "gun sale" to avoid saying it was a drug deal gone bad. I reserve the right to change my mind if the facts change...


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