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On 3/1/2021 at 5:05 PM, W. Niederhut said:

And now we learn that Donald and Melania Trump were secretly vaccinated in January.

Apparently, they didn't want to risk setting a good, life-saving example for their fans.  🙄

I guess by November I'll be able to get on a list, after I turn 65.

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I love this lady.  Just watched the Netflix documentary about her life.

I always thought that Dolly Parton was just a redneck bimbo with a goofy blonde wig.

Never realized what a truly remarkable person she is.

From 'Jolene' To Vaccine: Dolly Parton Gets COVID-19 Shot She Helped Fund

Dolly Parton Gets First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine She Helped Fund : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

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21 hours ago, Ron Bulman said:

I guess by November I'll be able to get on a list, after I turn 65.

I just got an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine on Friday, March 5th.  I got lucky, because it's the very first day that I became eligible here in Denver.

Meanwhile, it's worrisome to hear about Governor Abbot terminating COVID precautions in Texas.

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1 hour ago, W. Niederhut said:

I just got an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine on Friday, March 5th.  I got lucky, because it's the very first day that I became eligible here in Denver.

Meanwhile, it's worrisome to hear about Governor Abbot terminating COVID precautions in Texas.

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Right before spring break, screw masks, open the bars and restaurants fully.  Party hearty.  Wait on vaccinations?  Ha ha ha.  I fully expect a significant resurgence in cases and deaths in a month, climbing from that point.

He's running for governor again.  Trying to distract the base from his leadership failure in the great freeze out.

My only long term hope is enough voters remember the freeze out.  And the fact O'Rourke now has name recognition and a base.  Maybe false hope.  But a year ago I doubted any of the Democrats running would beat the chump.

Beto O'Rourke Calls Gov. Greg Abbott's Reopening Order a 'Death Warrant for Texans' (msn.com)

Texas disaster puts Beto O’Rourke back in business - POLITICO

 

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13 hours ago, Ron Bulman said:

Right before spring break, screw masks, open the bars and restaurants fully.  Party hearty.  Wait on vaccinations?  Ha ha ha.  I fully expect a significant resurgence in cases and deaths in a month, climbing from that point.

He's running for governor again.  Trying to distract the base from his leadership failure in the great freeze out.

My only long term hope is enough voters remember the freeze out.  And the fact O'Rourke now has name recognition and a base.  Maybe false hope.  But a year ago I doubted any of the Democrats running would beat the chump.

Beto O'Rourke Calls Gov. Greg Abbott's Reopening Order a 'Death Warrant for Texans' (msn.com)

Texas disaster puts Beto O’Rourke back in business - POLITICO

 

Beto O'Rourke: Gov. Abbott’s mask mandate reversal ‘sure looks politically convenient’ (msn.com)

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       I got my first Pfizer COVID vaccine shot today at a local Safeway pharmacy-- one year after the first reported cases of COVID appeared here in Colorado.  Not too crowded.  The lady in line in front of me was a grocery store worker, and I was surprised to hear that she and her colleagues had to wait so long to get vaccinated.

       Feels like a brand new day!  I haven't been to the hair salon for a haircut since March 19, 2020, and my hair hasn't been this long since the days when we wore bell bottoms and wondered if John Lennon buried Paul.

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4 hours ago, W. Niederhut said:

       I got my first Pfizer COVID vaccine shot today at a local Safeway pharmacy-- one year after the first reported cases of COVID appeared here in Colorado.  Not too crowded.  The lady in line in front of me was a grocery store worker, and I was surprised to hear that she and her colleagues had to wait so long to get vaccinated.

       Feels like a brand new day!  I haven't been to the hair salon for a haircut since March 19, 2020, and my hair hasn't been this long since the days when we wore bell bottoms and wondered if John Lennon buried Paul.

Congratulations W.  My wife's scheduled for next week.  Guess I'll try to hunker down even harder given Abbott's 100% open/no masks declaration.  Though slipping away to Port Aransas for a couple of day's before spring break starts is mighty tempting after our freeze out.

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1 hour ago, Douglas Caddy said:

This is a real Pandora's Box-- the effect of digital technology on cognitive and perceptual development.

One issue is sensory overload, over-stimulation.  For example, my daughters (in their mid-20s) have difficulty listening to a symphony or opera, or even watching most old movies from the 1950s and 60s, because the pace and editing of scenes is less frenetic than that of most modern films, television shows, and, especially, ads.  

On the flip side, I have difficulty watching modern television ads, (e.g., during the Super Bowl) because of the ultra-rapid barrage of images and sounds.  It's like a video game--too much for me to process in the manner to which I'm accustomed.  So, I rarely watch anything on television.

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2 hours ago, W. Niederhut said:

This is a real Pandora's Box-- the effect of digital technology on cognitive and perceptual development.

One issue is sensory overload, over-stimulation.  For example, my daughters (in their mid-20s) have difficulty listening to a symphony or opera, or even watching most old movies from the 1950s and 60s, because the pace and editing of scenes is less frenetic than that of most modern films, television shows, and, especially, ads.  

On the flip side, I have difficulty watching modern television ads, (e.g., during the Super Bowl) because of the ultra-rapid barrage of images and sounds.  It's like a video game--too much for me to process in the manner to which I'm accustomed.  So, I rarely watch anything on television.

Agree. Same here. 

I remember back in the 1950's and 60's when a commercial break on a television show advertised "1" product!

Now, they can actually run through 10 to 12 (or even more!)  products during a commercial break.

To me it's dizzying.

I almost always just press the mute button and get up and do something else until my show comes back on.

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