Greg reminds me of my uncle Russ. We went fishing in my car, a '64 Bug.
When we started off I put on my seat belt. He looked at me in shock, and said "What the
hell are you wearing that for?!" I said, "My best buddy rolled his car on the DC beltway.
He got ejected and the car rolled on him and cut off both his legs. He bled to death."
It was if uncle Russ didn't even hear me. He said angrily, "What if you go in the river?!"
I didn't bother arguing with him, just asked If he had beer and ice in the cooler.
He said "yeah" and we got along fine.
He reminds of that uncle who sits on the couch, watching his fringe right
news, yelling at the TV with one hand slid deep under his belt. Highly
opinionated and endlessly clueless, he never passes up an opportunity to
mischaracterize and misinterpret what he's reading. As trader says, 1+1=6.
On Friday, July 10, 2020 at 7:34:49 PM UTC-4, Vic Smith wrote:
The other favorite is what about if the car catches fire and you can't get out
because the buckle won't release. I've never had a seatbelt buckle that
would not release. The odds of that happening during a fire have to be
infinitesimal. The odds of you having an accident and by wearing a seatbelt
being conscious so you can leave a burning car are higher.
On Sat, 11 Jul 2020 08:58:07 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
More likely is running your car off in the water and struggling with
the seat belt. I understand you never have a problem with it in front
of the Piggly Wiggly but you are not in a car full of water (or smoke
in the original scenario) and you are less likely to be in panic mode.
One thing, taught in some self defense courses, is to get in the habit
of unbuckling with the opposite hand, sliding your hand under the
buckle and belt, to the point that it is muscle memory. Then you can
easily sweep the shoulder belt up and away in one natural motion
allowing you free motion.
On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:16:03 AM UTC-4, FromTheRafters wrote:
"We show that the use of masks will reduce the airborne droplet transmissio
n and will also protect the wearer from the droplets expelled from other su
bjects. However, many droplets still spread around and away from the cover,
cumulatively, during cough cycles. Therefore, the use of a mask does not p
rovide complete protection, and social distancing remains important during
a pandemic. The results of this study provide evidence of droplet transmiss
ion prevention by face masks, which can guide their use and further improve
Two things, Mr. T obviously doesn't read much of what he cites and somehow
the Trumpets do read something and what they claim to read is totally
different from what you and I read. This whole Trump saga is like we're
watching different movies. For example, I already see the usual Trumpets
claiming Trump did not say what we have him on tape saying to Telemundo
saying that the SC just gave him new powers and he will be doing a path
to citizenship for DACA via an exec order. They say it didn't happen,
it's fake news. The denial runs deep.
Split infinitive at work. I meant the g was correct.
As for the study, it looks good. Thank you for sharing.
I am adding it to my collection for when folks challenge me.
And you are wildly misinterpreting its findings. This was
for "N95" mask, not the shite mask from Wally World.
Scroll down to "III. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION" and read it
very carefully. Look for things like:
Wearing a [an N95] mask also reduces the lateral
dispersion, but it does not eliminate it (Figs. 8
and 9). As we will show in Sec. III C, the nominal
efficiency of the present mask is ∼91%. The
simulations reveal that despite the high (nominal)
efficiency, there is a considerable amount of
droplets transported downstream of the subject.
Also keep in mind this did not test transmission by aerosolization.
On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:01:40 PM UTC-4, T wrote:
Who's fault is it that all Americans don't have effective masks by now?
It's been 4 months. Who should have production ramped up, who has the
authority to use DPA where necessary? If we had a real, competent preside
effective masks would be available for free to all Americans by now.
This disaster will get much worse before the malfeasance ends in January.
On 7/10/2020 1:16 PM, email@example.com wrote:
How often do you sneeze? Yes, it may spread some but a rare sneeze is
not a good excuse not to wear a mask. The onetime I had to sneeze with
a mask I grabbed my handkerchief and pulled up the mask. Not a big deal.
Myself, about 10-20x daily - sinus damage from pre- and post-natal exposure to cigarette, etc., smoke.
Mostly within one hour of getting out of bed, and as it gets later in the evening.
I do sneeze at work - while masked, and as Cindy correctly suggested, into the crook of my arm.
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