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RE: USF @ UConn kickoff switched due to Mosquito threat
(10-08-2019 10:04 AM)billyjack Wrote:  Meanwhile, in a normal world:

Human 1: "Hey, cuz of Triple-E, the UConn game is at 1pm Saturday. I can pick you up around 10am and we'll get over to tailgate at Renschtler by 11."

Human 2: "That sounds good. I'll buy snacks".

Human 1: "Great, see you then."

Rhode Island and U Conn are the normal world? You need to get out more!03-lmfao
10-08-2019 03:17 PM
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RE: USF @ UConn kickoff switched due to Mosquito threat
(10-08-2019 03:17 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 10:04 AM)billyjack Wrote:  Meanwhile, in a normal world:

Human 1: "Hey, cuz of Triple-E, the UConn game is at 1pm Saturday. I can pick you up around 10am and we'll get over to tailgate at Renschtler by 11."

Human 2: "That sounds good. I'll buy snacks".

Human 1: "Great, see you then."

Rhode Island and U Conn are the normal world? You need to get out more!03-lmfao

No one in this area has any problem with UConn rescheduling the game. That's all anyone should care about. You used this thread as an excuse to go off on some typical angry crusading rant about the softening of society or whatever. Same untrue old-man-yelling-at-clouds complaints i've heard for 50+ years.

By the way... risks...

Do you use a seatlbelt? Is it mandatory in your state? Are you pissed about that?

Do you continue playing golf during a lightning storm, holding a club up in the air? Why not? So few people get hit by lightning each year!

Do you get mad when beaches are closed in Florida due to shark sightings? Do you go in the water anyway? But so few people get hurt each year from shark attacks!
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RE: USF @ UConn kickoff switched due to Mosquito threat
(10-08-2019 04:32 PM)billyjack Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 03:17 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 10:04 AM)billyjack Wrote:  Meanwhile, in a normal world:

Human 1: "Hey, cuz of Triple-E, the UConn game is at 1pm Saturday. I can pick you up around 10am and we'll get over to tailgate at Renschtler by 11."

Human 2: "That sounds good. I'll buy snacks".

Human 1: "Great, see you then."

Rhode Island and U Conn are the normal world? You need to get out more!03-lmfao

No one in this area has any problem with UConn rescheduling the game. That's all anyone should care about. You used this thread as an excuse to go off on some typical angry crusading rant about the softening of society or whatever. Same untrue old-man-yelling-at-clouds complaints i've heard for 50+ years.

By the way... risks...

Do you use a seatlbelt? Is it mandatory in your state? Are you pissed about that?

Do you continue playing golf during a lightning storm, holding a club up in the air? Why not? So few people get hit by lightning each year!

Do you get mad when beaches are closed in Florida due to shark sightings? Do you go in the water anyway? But so few people get hurt each year from shark attacks!

Yes I use a seatbelt, it's the law, but I did before that because of the number of people who went through windshields or had their chest caved in by rigid steering wheels.

As for lightening I've been aware of it, but only once in my life was I caught out unexpectedly in a major lightening storm. I found the lowest point and knelt down there. It's called common sense.

I've never been at a beach closed for anything other than storm surge, but I did know of one NCO was killed by shark at Tyndall AFB back in the 60's.

If I got to the saltwater it's was to go out to the Gulf Stream to fish. That can get dicey quickly but is worth the risk a 100 times over.

And reacting to the Nanny State and the Snowflake generation isn't sky screaming it's lamenting decades of piss poor education that raised a couple of generations to be afraid of everything. The sky screaming are the idiotic claims of those who want to curtail your freedoms through fear.

The difference here Billy Jack is that from the moment you are born you are going to die. Something is going to get you. Vaping, cars, disease, stupidity, somebody else's stupidity, war, an idiot in the woods with a gun, a failed bolt in your tree stand, drugs, alcohol, a radical, a free radical, an onca cell, poor wiring, poor ventilation, etc. But from my professional experience it's more likely to be inattention, poor language skills, MRSA, or a mistake, and all made in a hospital.

Having a neutropenic patient whose medicine bag was changed by a nurse who didn't glove or wash got one. A punctured lung during a bronchoscopy got another. A perforated colon during a colonoscopy got another. A nurse that filed a biopsy report without giving it first to the attending physician got another. A maladjusted pace maker killed another. A scalpel left in a patient following gall bladder surgery got another. Two orderlies talking while getting out of an elevator and running the gurney they were pushing wheels up on the plastic floor molding on the wall dumping the patient whom they were moving from intensive care to the floor following his automobile accident killed another. A third shift nurse who couldn't read English well because it was her second language gave a cancer patient the wrong meds. And the list could go on and on.

Stupid people kill more people than just about any other means of death it's just that we don't categorize them under the heading "Death by Stupidity". Tack on those who eat and drive, text and drive, talk on the phone and drive, and they exceed those who are drunk and drive. And I bet Rhode Island and Connecticut are full of them.

I've been to or lived in 47 of the 48 contiguous states. I've known people who died in all manner of bizarre ways, but in all of that time I only ever knew of 1 who died of EEE and he was on a camping trip to Cumberland Island a marshy area with sea birds and lots of wild horses. And out of 30 something scouts he was the only one who was stricken.

Should they call off tourism to Cumberland? Destroy the wild horse population? Eliminate scout trips there? It is a perfect environment for EEE.

Instead everyone who visits is cautioned as to the risks. Then what happens becomes their responsibility. That's the same as with wearing a seatbelt, getting caught out in an electrical storm, or swimming with sharks. Life goes on and the whole of society isn't asked to make adjustments for statistically small percentage risks.

IMO, that's a far more sane approach to life than overreaction.

I don't know for sure what will get me, none of us do, but I've lived long enough to have a reasonable list of suspects. I try to get those things check out. I've done a lot, am happy for the most part, and simply hate to see my grandchildren being raised to be reactionary rather than cautious but active.

The best advice I ever got was a family mantra my fighter pilot father and veteran passed onto me. "Stay away from stupid people. Stupid people get you killed!" You are part of a generation that lacks experiences in many areas of life and that is a kind of ignorance (animals, machinery, nature in general, etc.). You are not only gong to have to look out for stupid people but ignorant ones as well. Good luck.

Other than that his advice was, "Life is a rollercoaster and from the moment you are born it's cranking you up to the highest hill and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. So when it gets you there and you look out over all of the rest of the ride you have two choices. You can raise your hands scream like hell and have a great time. Or, you can puke all over yourself and the poor sap seated behind you. But either way the ride is going end too soon with a sudden jerk and quick stop."

Enjoy your life Billy Jack and don't let the danger of it stop you from living it to the fullest. I've been with a lot of folks when they died. My take away from that experience comes down to this. All of them regret what they didn't do, not what they did. All of them wished they had spent more time with their families and less time on the job. And those who have accepted life's risks and rewards generally die peacefully. Those who have been afraid all of their life are usually terrified at the end of it.

What kind of guy do you want to be? I hope you have a great life and enjoy as much of it as you can. But too many young folks are being schooled on how to live in fear. None of the great people in history have let fear of death get in the way of what they wanted to accomplish. But that goes for people who live quiet lives as well, but live them on their own terms and accomplish great things the world might never recognize, but their children do. That's a choice. And what you think I'm screaming about amounts to nothing more than resenting what I see happening to the spirit of our children. The movie "UP" is spot on. Life's an adventure. Enjoy it. And don't let those who would curtail your freedoms tell you otherwise.
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You're 63 i think. i'm 51. I know nothing about your experiences except in this thread.

You know nothing about me, know nothing about my family, and you have no idea what i've experienced, and what my family has experienced, the good and the horrible, the happiness, the pain, the suffering, the heartache, what i've risked, what i haven't risked. You're rushing to judgment about me based on my Triple-E cautiousness over a meaningless football game.

Throughout history the old have called the young soft. Every freakin generation. Old people yelling at clouds. Freakin Plato used to yell about the young. You're doing the same thing.
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(10-08-2019 06:35 PM)billyjack Wrote:  You're 63 i think. i'm 51. I know nothing about your experiences except in this thread.

You know nothing about me, know nothing about my family, and you have no idea what i've experienced, and what my family has experienced, the good and the horrible, the happiness, the pain, the suffering, the heartache, what i've risked, what i haven't risked. You're rushing to judgment about me based on my Triple-E cautiousness over a meaningless football game.

Throughout history the old have called the young soft. Every freakin generation. Old people yelling at clouds. Freakin Plato used to yell about the young. You're doing the same thing.
Nope, you're not even close. Everyone complains about the young true. But not everyone has grown up being taught to be afraid. Your generation is the sky screaming one. It was a different perspective from mine. And I've got news for you, everyone suffers. My generation knew that and didn't wallow in it and I'm not saying you in particular do, but we get nothing but bellyaching 24/7 from the tube these days. And the mosquito problem is much worse down South including West Nile as well as EEE. Nothing more than a warning is issued every year. And my granddaughter will start UConn Fall of next year. She'll be the third of the five to head off to college. Happily, so far not too much worries her.
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RE: USF @ UConn kickoff switched due to Mosquito threat
(10-08-2019 07:58 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(10-08-2019 06:35 PM)billyjack Wrote:  You're 63 i think. i'm 51. I know nothing about your experiences except in this thread.

You know nothing about me, know nothing about my family, and you have no idea what i've experienced, and what my family has experienced, the good and the horrible, the happiness, the pain, the suffering, the heartache, what i've risked, what i haven't risked. You're rushing to judgment about me based on my Triple-E cautiousness over a meaningless football game.

Throughout history the old have called the young soft. Every freakin generation. Old people yelling at clouds. Freakin Plato used to yell about the young. You're doing the same thing.
Nope, you're not even close. Everyone complains about the young true. But not everyone has grown up being taught to be afraid. Your generation is the sky screaming one. It was a different perspective from mine. And I've got news for you, everyone suffers. My generation knew that and didn't wallow in it and I'm not saying you in particular do, but we get nothing but bellyaching 24/7 from the tube these days. And the mosquito problem is much worse down South including West Nile as well as EEE. Nothing more than a warning is issued every year. And my granddaughter will start UConn Fall of next year. She'll be the third of the five to head off to college. Happily, so far not too much worries her.

Congrats to your granddaughter.

I remember going with my father to Osteen (near Oviedo, FL) where his boss had cattle in some acreage. I walked immediately into a swarm of mosquitoes. Had to have some diseases in the swarm. That is why there is an immune system.

The government is to inform, not interfere. After the info, you feel unsafe, then do not go. Would not have mattered much as far as attendance, anyway.
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