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Everything posted by jgradyc

  1. I switched from Evan Williams to Jameson.
  2. If you're obese or even close to it, get the shot. If you decide not to get the shot, then at least take 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily along with supplemental zinc, magnesium, and take melatonin at bedtime. It takes about 8 months for vitamin D to plateau in your body after you start taking it so don't delay. I'm still in the wait and see camp and I plan to be until at least April, 2022, but I'm retired and can avoid people.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!!"
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. It's odd that the 7-day case rate peaked on Jan 6 and is now down from 7,588 to ~2,800 while the death rate continues to climb. I think we'll see a sharp decline in death rates soon. Everything else... case rates, hospitalization rates, etc... is trending down. Regardless, I'll continue to take vitamin D3 and my other supplements.
  19. Since the media seems to sensationalize everything related to COVID, I thought everyone would be glad to know that the 7-day COVID case rate has trended downward in Tennessee since December 17th. On Dec 17th, the 7-day moving average number of COVID cases was 9,600. Today, it's 3,228. Tennessee has fewer cases per capita than most other states in the US. Data can be seen at the CDC COVID Data Tracker. It's an interactive website so it might require a few clicks to find the data, but you can compare TN with other states and with the US averages. The death rates are more erratic, but the trend there is also down. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#trends_dailytrendscases
  20. Dr. Fauci isn't ignorant. He's arrogant. He knows the risk of infection outdoors is nonexistent unless you're surrounded by a pack of people. He also knows that vitamin D greatly reduces the risk of COVID 19 and, when directly asked, he admitted to taking vitamin D himself... but he refuses to even mention vitamin D in his nearly daily press interviews. I quit listening to this guy when he lied to us about masks back in March, saying they didn't work and then in the next sentence, saying we desperately need more PPEs (aka masks) for medical professionals. WTF?! It's tragic that thousands of people died because our public health officials refused to say, "We don't know for sure yet if it helps, but initial studies on vitamin D are promising. Clinical trials on vitamin D are underway, but until results are in, we urge everyone to take vitamin D."
  21. Thanks for posting this. Yes, this is exactly the interview where, when directly asked, Fauci admitted to taking vitamin D himself, but that's the ONLY time! Plus, read what he says carefully. He says, "If you are deficient..." and then in the very next sentence, he says, "I do it myself taking vitamin D supplements." So... Fauci takes vitamin D himself while refusing to even mention vitamin D in his nearly daily interviews on national media. People can interpret this inconsistency however they wish. My interpretation is...well... extremely unflattering. I'll leave it at that. We've known that vitamin D shows promise since early April when US deaths were under 10,000. We know that the overwhelming majority of deaths, where vitamin D data was revealed, showed a deficiency in vitamin D.
  22. The FBI is investigating a duplex in Antioch on Bakertown Road... maybe 115? Bakertown. It's live feed on CBS 12 News on Facebook and, I think, Fox17.com. A guy is carrying two brown paper bags filled with something out of the walk-in basement as I type this. The POI is Anthony Warner, 63. There are photos of an identical RV in his backyard a year and a half ago. Google street view shows 5 No Trespassing signs on the back fence, one on the front fence, and one on the front door. The bomb disposal (or whatever they are called) showed up about a half hour ago, but then they left. Lots of guys standing around out front at first, but now the interest is all at the walk-in basement.
  23. Multiple videos where you can hear the recording "If you can hear this evacuate now." A witness heard either gunshots or a recording of gunshots between 5 and 5:30. She saw the RV right across from her apartment. She called the police about the gun fire... up to 5 shots. She heard the countdown starting at 15 minutes and she and her husband left and drove to Titan Stadium. When about 20 minutes passed and nothing happened, they decided to drive back and that's when the RV exploded. She said it was big and older, not slick-sided and a single vehicle RV, not a camper trailer. She added that she couldn't tell if it was shots fired or a loudspeaker of shots being fired. She said it sounded like it was right outside. Her apartment is on the 3rd floor.


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