• Masks And Locations

    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jul 11 02:19:00 2020
    Barry,

    Locally Scott County (where I am) is considering a wear-a-mask
    regulation (whatever the legal term would be). Muscatine (the city) is
    in Muscatine County. (And if you want to be further confused Des
    Moines the state capital, so city, is not in Des Moines county -- the
    city is about 180 miles west of me in the center of the state and the county is about 75 miles south of be in the SE part of the state!)

    In Arkansas, there is Hot Springs the city, but it's not in Hot Spring County. Hot Springs itself is in Garland County. There is also Benton,
    but it's not in Benton County. Benton itself is in Saline County. Years
    ago, North Little Rock was known as Argenta...and some businesses in the
    city still have that in their name.

    Anyway, as far as the mask requirements go, now there's a bit of a flap because the local regulations are overriding the state's. It's not the local jurisdictions can't (state law allows fireworks, city law
    restricts to certain dates and times), but I guess the way the state law/regulation/whatever was classified/phrased.

    Since Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed an executive order
    allowing cities to enact such an ordinance (COVID-19 cases keep spiking...either from more testing, or folks not using masks,
    practicing social distancing, not practicing good hygiene, etc.).
    So, several more cities besides Little Rock and Fayetteville have
    done so, or are planning to do so.

    There was a player for the Miami Dolphins years ago...Bob
    Heinz, who wore #57...for the 57 varieties that Heinz had. :P

    I wonder if he was related to the Heinz Family?

    It might be. There is Heinz Stadium in Pittsburgh, if I remember
    right. Yet, the college is known with the Panthers, and the pro team
    is known with the Steelers.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jul 13 09:18:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Anyway, as far as the mask requirements go, now there's a bit of a flap because the local regulations are overriding the state's. It's not the local jurisdictions can't (state law allows fireworks, city law
    restricts to certain dates and times), but I guess the way the state law/regulation/whatever was classified/phrased.
    Since Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed an executive
    order allowing cities to enact such an ordinance (COVID-19 cases
    keep spiking...either from more testing, or folks not using
    masks, practicing social distancing, not practicing good hygiene,
    etc.). So, several more cities besides Little Rock and
    Fayetteville have done so, or are planning to do so.

    Which may cause friction: some (a lot?) of people don't like being told
    what to do, but will do the same thing if asked nicely.


    There was a player for the Miami Dolphins years ago...Bob
    Heinz, who wore #57...for the 57 varieties that Heinz had. :P
    I wonder if he was related to the Heinz Family?
    It might be. There is Heinz Stadium in Pittsburgh, if I
    remember right. Yet, the college is known with the Panthers, and
    the pro team is known with the Steelers.

    "Steelers" probably has more to do with the steel industry, though
    sounds like the a form of thievery which would 'strike terror in the
    hearts of innocents'.


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jul 15 13:03:00 2020
    Barry,

    Which may cause friction: some (a lot?) of people don't like being told what to do, but will do the same thing if asked nicely.

    Well, it may be a matter of life and death for my brother. When he
    called me yesterday, it sounded like he was on his deathbed. They did
    an EGD on him this morning, but they didn't find any signs of bleeding
    in the stomach (i.e. an ulcer). Yet, they did some biopsies, to check
    for possible pre-esophageal cancer.

    Yet, they're going to tell him he has to STOP smoking (killing his
    lungs), STOP drinking beer (killing his liver), and HAVE a colonoscopy
    done. I think those 3 have as much chance of happening, as the Pope
    renouncing Catholicism, or Hell freezing over.

    "Steelers" probably has more to do with the steel industry, though
    sounds like the a form of thievery which would 'strike terror in the hearts of innocents'.

    True. Sadly, we've grown into a world where it's wrong to offend
    people.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jul 16 10:07:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Which may cause friction: some (a lot?) of people don't like being told what to do, but will do the same thing if asked nicely.
    Well, it may be a matter of life and death for my brother. When
    he called me yesterday, it sounded like he was on his deathbed.
    They did an EGD on him this morning, but they didn't find any
    signs of bleeding in the stomach (i.e. an ulcer). Yet, they did
    some biopsies, to check for possible pre-esophageal cancer.
    Yet, they're going to tell him he has to STOP smoking (killing
    his lungs), STOP drinking beer (killing his liver), and HAVE a
    colonoscopy done. I think those 3 have as much chance of
    happening, as the Pope renouncing Catholicism, or Hell freezing
    over.

    Well, first hope he does go through and exchange some unhealthy habits
    for healthy ones. OTOH he could argue (and probably will) others have
    smoked and drank and lived to be over 100. He's not the others. For
    him might be better to really cut back as opposed to quit: one cigarette
    a day, one 8 oz. bottle of beer a day (better define size - not a 42
    ouncer or whatever size) - that way he has something to enjoy and look
    forward to as opposed to 'everything I enjoy has been removed' attitude.
    His mind works differently from everyone else's, same as I think and
    react differently from anyone else.


    "Steelers" probably has more to do with the steel industry, though
    sounds like the a form of thievery which would 'strike terror in the hearts of innocents'.
    True. Sadly, we've grown into a world where it's wrong to
    offend people.

    I'm sort of thinking that is the problem: offending people has always
    been wrong; doing it on purpose more wrong, Not correcting the attitude
    even more so. We (generic) have gone into an over-correcting attitude,
    almost of a paranoia, where anything remotely indicating a difference is
    wrong. Hard to explain as it's a concept and not a rule.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jul 18 12:45:00 2020
    Barry,

    Well, first hope he does go through and exchange some unhealthy habits
    for healthy ones. OTOH he could argue (and probably will) others have smoked and drank and lived to be over 100. He's not the others. For
    him might be better to really cut back as opposed to quit: one
    cigarette a day, one 8 oz. bottle of beer a day (better define size -
    not a 42 ouncer or whatever size) - that way he has something to enjoy
    and look forward to as opposed to 'everything I enjoy has been removed' attitude. His mind works differently from everyone else's, same as I
    think and react differently from anyone else.

    Good points. The thing is, he has had a problem sleeping well, as he
    is so bummed up now from the arthritis, from the freak motorcycle
    wreck 13 years ago that almost killed him (because he was impatient),
    that I never know when he may be sleeping. So, I told him to call me
    if he needs to talk. If I'm awakened, I can usually go back to sleep
    in short order...he can't. It's not that I'm "letting sleeping dogs
    lie", but he's going to be angry enough about giving those things up,
    or cutting them back...I don't need bothering him to add to it.

    I'm sort of thinking that is the problem: offending people has always
    been wrong; doing it on purpose more wrong, Not correcting the
    attitude even more so. We (generic) have gone into an over-correcting attitude, almost of a paranoia, where anything remotely indicating a difference is wrong. Hard to explain as it's a concept and not a rule.

    That's like folks thing certain things are a right...but they are
    actually an earned privilege. And, the privilege can be as easily
    taken away, as it was granted.

    I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

    Does the girdle fit?? Of corset does. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jul 19 09:09:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Well, first hope he does go through and exchange some unhealthy habits
    for healthy ones. OTOH he could argue (and probably will) others have smoked and drank and lived to be over 100. He's not the others. For
    him might be better to really cut back as opposed to quit: one
    cigarette a day, one 8 oz. bottle of beer a day (better define size -
    not a 42 ouncer or whatever size) - that way he has something to enjoy
    and look forward to as opposed to 'everything I enjoy has been removed' attitude. His mind works differently from everyone else's, same as I
    think and react differently from anyone else.
    Good points. The thing is, he has had a problem sleeping well,
    as he is so bummed up now from the arthritis, from the freak
    motorcycle wreck 13 years ago that almost killed him (because he
    was impatient), that I never know when he may be sleeping. So, I
    told him to call me if he needs to talk. If I'm awakened, I can
    usually go back to sleep in short order...he can't. It's not that
    I'm "letting sleeping dogs lie", but he's going to be angry
    enough about giving those things up, or cutting them back...I
    don't need bothering him to add to it.

    Yes, if your brother has no set sleeping schedule there's a good
    possibility of you calling when he is sleeping -- the Never Fails Dep't.
    As for bringing up the cutting back, bring up when flows with the conversation, and maybe more as an option: "what would happen if
    you...". Possibly as a joke lead-in: "I'm tired 'cause I had to pee
    every hour 'cause of all the beer" ...<small talk...> "Hey I know how
    to fix that: drink less!"



    I'm sort of thinking that is the problem: offending people has always
    been wrong; doing it on purpose more wrong, Not correcting the
    attitude even more so. We (generic) have gone into an over-correcting attitude, almost of a paranoia, where anything remotely indicating a difference is wrong. Hard to explain as it's a concept and not a rule.
    That's like folks thing certain things are a right...but they
    are actually an earned privilege. And, the privilege can be as
    easily taken away, as it was granted.

    That is what they forget: some things (a lot of things!) are a
    privilege and not a right. The Miranda statement should probably be
    rephrased from "you have the right to an attorney at no charge"
    [paraphrasing] to "you have the privilege to an attorney at no charge".


    I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
    Does the girdle fit?? Of corset does. <G>

    Had a side-note on baseball: there was a squeeze play.


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Tue Jul 21 12:23:00 2020
    Barry,

    Yes, if your brother has no set sleeping schedule there's a good possibility of you calling when he is sleeping -- the Never Fails
    Dep't. As for bringing up the cutting back, bring up when flows with
    the conversation, and maybe more as an option: "what would happen if you...". Possibly as a joke lead-in: "I'm tired 'cause I had to pee
    every hour 'cause of all the beer" ...<small talk...> "Hey I know how
    to fix that: drink less!"

    Well, I have nocturia, but that comes from drinking over a half gallon
    of green tea a day.

    I slept better last night than I did the night before, but I'm groggy
    as all get out...as if I took an Ibuprofen toward sunrise. But, with all
    that liquid, the colon is on overdrive as well...at least I have plenty
    of toilet paper (TMI)...but, the tagline below applies to all of us.

    That is what they forget: some things (a lot of things!) are a
    privilege and not a right. The Miranda statement should probably be rephrased from "you have the right to an attorney at no charge" [paraphrasing] to "you have the privilege to an attorney at no charge".

    Really. It's also as if people feel they have a "right" to go to Heaven,
    and do what they want...but it's actually a "privilege"...and how to enter
    is so simple. Hint: Your good deeds don't cut the mustard, or stir the mayo.

    I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
    Does the girdle fit?? Of corset does. <G>

    Had a side-note on baseball: there was a squeeze play.

    I've been wondering WHO (he's on first) was the player in right field. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jul 23 11:29:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Yes, if your brother has no set sleeping schedule there's a good possibility of you calling when he is sleeping -- the Never Fails
    Dep't. As for bringing up the cutting back, bring up when flows with
    the conversation, and maybe more as an option: "what would happen if you...". Possibly as a joke lead-in: "I'm tired 'cause I had to pee
    every hour 'cause of all the beer" ...<small talk...> "Hey I know how
    to fix that: drink less!"
    Well, I have nocturia, but that comes from drinking over a half
    gallon of green tea a day.

    Could take an antidiuretic which woul defeat the purpose of all that
    tea!


    I slept better last night than I did the night before, but I'm
    groggy as all get out...as if I took an Ibuprofen toward sunrise.
    But, with all that liquid, the colon is on overdrive as well...at
    least I have plenty of toilet paper (TMI)...but, the tagline
    below applies to all of us.
    <moved tagline up>
    ... We all have to go sometime. Where's the toilet??

    Why am I visualizing a funeral with the deceased on a toilet and the
    widow saying "he looks so natural"?!



    That is what they forget: some things (a lot of things!) are a
    privilege and not a right. The Miranda statement should probably be rephrased from "you have the right to an attorney at no charge" [paraphrasing] to "you have the privilege to an attorney at no charge".
    Really. It's also as if people feel they have a "right" to go
    to Heaven, and do what they want...but it's actually a
    "privilege"...and how to enter is so simple. Hint: Your good
    deeds don't cut the mustard, or stir the mayo.

    There are no rights to anything. What we consider as 'rights' are
    privileges earned for doing the right thing.


    I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
    Does the girdle fit?? Of corset does. <G>
    Had a side-note on baseball: there was a squeeze play.
    I've been wondering WHO (he's on first) was the player in right
    field. :P

    Probably something like 'Lefty'!

    According to this site the position isn't listed. https://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml




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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jul 25 11:49:00 2020
    Barry,

    Well, I have nocturia, but that comes from drinking over a half
    gallon of green tea a day.

    Could take an antidiuretic which woul defeat the purpose of all that
    tea!

    I'd rather have the nocturia, than to worry about kidney stones.

    Why am I visualizing a funeral with the deceased on a toilet and the
    widow saying "he looks so natural"?!

    That's "The Stinker Thinker". <G>

    There are no rights to anything. What we consider as 'rights' are privileges earned for doing the right thing.

    Just like in one of the bulletins on the BBS. These "twits" think it's
    their "right" to be on the system. No, it's a Sysop given privilege. I
    consider myself a Visiting Sysop when I logon to other systems, which is
    rare today. I have too much else going on in life outside my hobbies.

    I've been wondering WHO (he's on first) was the player in right
    field. :P

    Probably something like 'Lefty'!

    According to this site the position isn't listed. https://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml

    I looked at the site...interesting. It even had a recording of the
    routine.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jul 26 09:02:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Well, I have nocturia, but that comes from drinking over a half
    gallon of green tea a day.
    Could take an antidiuretic which woul defeat the purpose of all that
    tea!
    I'd rather have the nocturia, than to worry about kidney
    stones.

    Oh I wouldn't worry about them not forming! Just want to get rid of them before they get to be a nuisance!



    There are no rights to anything. What we consider as 'rights' are privileges earned for doing the right thing.
    Just like in one of the bulletins on the BBS. These "twits"
    think it's their "right" to be on the system. No, it's a Sysop
    given privilege. I consider myself a Visiting Sysop when I logon
    to other systems, which is rare today. I have too much else going
    on in life outside my hobbies.

    Yes, in the early days of BBSing I remember reading something along the
    lines of once whould consider the conference area like a friend's living
    room: make self comfortable but remember you are a guest.



    I've been wondering WHO (he's on first) was the player in right
    field. :P
    Probably something like 'Lefty'!
    According to this site the position isn't listed. https://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml
    I looked at the site...interesting. It even had a recording of
    the routine.

    Just a nice little extra! :)



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