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    Do you have toilet paper?

    One of our local stores has a limit of two per customer, but it's a limit of two packs regardless of size. So if they have the huge packs you can get two packs (i.e. 48 rolls) but if the best they have is a four-pack your limit is 8 rolls. The daft thing is that the limits only go so far...
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    Long meeting at church but very productive. Got some things to look into doing while we deal with everything being shut down. Then the sun came out so went for a walk. This time our five mile walk involved seeing a whopping FOUR other people, although we did cross paths with the same person twice.
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    Explaining where God is during a crisis

    I think it's important to remember that God uses us to do his work. Most of the miracles described throughout Scripture involve God using man to achieve something. When the world is falling apart around us we have more of a chance to step into the gaps and "do unto the least of these", showing...
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    Do you have toilet paper?

    Our local stores are weird. One can be picked clean but the one less than half a mile away can be well stocked at the same time. As a matter of routine we try to keep a modest reserve of just about everything that's important - when we get down to a certain level we look to restock, rather...
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    Got a meeting at church later today to discuss what we're doing on Sunday. Aside from that it's just more keeping on clearing stuff out of the house and figuring what to work on next.
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    Cure for the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Sure, I appreciate that maintaining physical distance from people will have made a huge difference. It's hardly surprising that a city with so many people packed into a tiny space is about as good as it gets from the perspective of a virus. Maintaining physical separation when you've got that...
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    Coronavirus spreading fast

    I remember reading that part of the reason Italy's apparent mortality rate from the coronavirus was so high was because they included anyone who died with the virus, as opposed to only counting people who specifically died because of the virus. Part of what makes it so difficult to gauge...
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    Big clearout. Shifted a load of stuff out from a storage area under one staircase, and figured a lot of it can go in the trash or to the thrift shop. Then moved stuff from another closet into that space so I could cut some supports and a shelf for the closet. Gradually moving through the house...
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    Got a walk in this morning - 5 miles and saw two other people out walking. The place we met them was very spacious - we passed with about 30 feet between us.
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    What are you eating? - Part 2

    It's surprising the things she avoids now. A few years ago my wife and I were at a party with her and her husband (and a load of other people) and she suddenly had to leave. At the time we didn't know about her issue so thought it was something unrelated, but it turned out she had gone to the ER...
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    What are you eating? - Part 2

    Fair enough. I have a friend who is so sensitive to caffeine she can't even drink decaf. If she drinks regular coffee she will literally end up in the ER with her heart racing out of control.
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    What are you eating? - Part 2

    Decaf? Before 7am? I don't drink decaf - I don't need that kind of negativity in my life :)
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    Cure for the Coronavirus Pandemic

    The point is that 100,000 deaths isn't so far off the top end of what seasonal flu inflicts, not that this is "just like the flu". On what basis do you say that 100k seems like a reasonable projection? Are you familiar with modelling epidemics? (Serious question, I don't know you or your areas...
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    Cure for the Coronavirus Pandemic

    I'd say that sort of proviso was pretty much implied. There's still a huge difference between "the sky is falling" estimates of millions of deaths and 200,000. I can't speak for Dr Fauci but I'd imagine someone in his position wouldn't suggest numbers, even with provisos, unless he had at least...
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    Cure for the Coronavirus Pandemic

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-virus-deaths-could-reach-200000-fauci-warns-as-medical-supplies-run-short/ar-BB11S5uv This article shows Dr Fauci suggesting that the US could see "from 100,000 to 200,000 deaths" from this virus. That's more than the seasonal flu, which annually claims...
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    Coronavirus spreading fast

    Is this based on anything in particular, or just speculation?
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    Cure for the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Perhaps in a strict sense but I don't imagine they would bother testing something unless at least some laboratory tests indicated that it could work, subject to safety testing.
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    Coronavirus spreading fast

    I found this article interesting. It's on the Washington Post that seems to have a general left-leaning bias, and blames the Democrats for delays to the stimulus legislation. I'm always at least somewhat skeptical when the left-leaning press blames the Republicans or the right-leaning press...
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    Does the day of Christ resurrection tell us to worship on Sunday?

    Wow. A monstrous great monologue to open the thread and now this is the best you can come up with?
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    So... What are YOU doing? - Part 8

    It turned out my webcam needed one keypress to de/activate it. When it's deactivated it's as if it disappears completely - even my system device list didn't show it as existing at all. Which is probably a good thing - if you deactivate your webcam anything that looks for the camera sees that the...
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