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  1. 36 minutes ago, gringohombre said:

    Thank you for this suggestion....this looks like what I am looking for. However I have gone to both the Amazon and Home depo sites here and entered: Rain Bird 65D impact sprinkler, and nada. Any suggestions on how to obtain it here? Gracias....

    It was the pumps (sprinkler or irrigation) I suggested are available on Amazon. I'll look it up tomorrow. The gun sprinkler you should look for through the Rainbird dealer someone mentioned.

  2. Aside from your objection of pumping from the lake and going across the Federal Zone, Virgo Lady gave you the best solution; a pump direct to your sprinkler system. You can purchase a sprinkler or irrigation pump from Amazon or Home Depot. You could then pump from a cistern or tinaco or even choose to dig a shallow well (easily done close to the lake). My preference is for an adjustable gun type sprinkler. I used these on my farm. The advantage is moving only one sprinkler (in your case) or you could opt for a series of smaller sprinklers. You could even install below surface lines and pop up sprinklers. This is also aside from the maintenance of a lawn, which I personally find wasteful. Planting trees, alfalfa and various herbs and placing raised vegetable garden beds is a much more economically reasonable use of space and water. Besides that you could feed your friends and neighbors. 

    Small gun here;


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  3. One can also make a tea with variable doses, dialed in over time to suit one's needs. The cannabis must first be decarboxylated. This can be done in an oven at about 250 for about 20 to 30 minutes or super low heat in a covered pan on the stove. I do it in a cast iron pan for 40 minutes, stirring and turning occasionally. This activates the cannabinoids so they can be diluted into the water. The fairly crispy cannabis can then be powdered and stored until used to make tea. Steep for 15+ minutes. Start with very small amounts (e.g. 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon) and give it a long time to take effect, especially if you are unaccustomed to edibles. 

  4. For what it is worth, when I was very sick with covid, my friend moved into my house to care for me. I was helpless; could not pour a cup of water. We both wore surgical masks, the kind which provide 75% protection in the graph. My friend did NOT become infected. To test a mask for the possibility of protecting others, put it on and blow out a candle - that simple.

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  5. New cure for Covid - must read

    Fact Sheet: Curing Your Covid-19 With Urine

    Christopher Key, the leader of the “Vaccine Police” organization that opposes Covid-19 vaccinations, recently shared that drinking urine could cure coronavirus. As the world’s leading nonpartisan news source, The Onion strives to give our readers the facts and let them decide what is true. Here’s a fact sheet answering common questions about curing your Covid-19 with urine therapy.

    Q: How much urine should I drink?
    A: Covid-19 is a respiratory disease, so you’ll need to drink enough to fill both lungs.

    Q: Can I use someone else’s urine? 
    A: Only if they’re the same urine type as you.

    Q: Isn’t urine supposed to go into the toilet? 
    A: No. Toilets were invented by greedy pharmaceutical executives to keep drug prices up.

    Q: Is this treatment approved by doctors? 
    A: Most doctors agree that urine can exist safely inside the human body with little to no negative side effects.

    Q: What happens if I don’t drink my urine?
    A: Is that really a risk you’re willing to take?

    Q: Does urine need to be purified before using it?
    A: Couldn’t hurt to run it through the Brita first.

    Q: What if I can’t go?
    A: Sorry, we’ll turn around so you can have some privacy.

    Q: Does urine contain microchips?
    A: Yes, but only in trace amounts of the microchips that are already in your body.

    Q: Are there any concerning side effects I should know about? 
    A: Only if you consider “feeling amazing” and “great umami taste” concerning.

    Q: Does the third world have urine yet? 
    A: Not until the cowardly Biden administration releases the patent for piss.


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  6. 22 minutes ago, Ferret said:

    The link you posted suggested that Omicron is no big deal and, if you get it, has positive effects on the immune system. You have posted before that you've had Covid and that your natural immunity is enough. Was the article posted not an affirmation of that view?

    People who are immunocompromised or have other kinds of health issues do not have that view. And no one can tell by looking at someone if they have those health issues because there is no physical manifestation. The vaccines and the boosters HELP normal, healthy people by making infection less serious, keeping you out of the hospital and less likely to die but they do not make you bulletproof. However, if you don't get, you can't pass it on. The flip side of that is that one may be totally unaware they are infected if they are asymptomatic. Catch 22. Just do all that you can do to protect yourself and others. Vaccines, boosters, masking, distancing, etc. There are plenty of links to show that vaccination boosts the immune response of those who previously were infected with Covid. THAT was my point.

    This article and video are already old since it's from last November (aka before Omicron) ... For some immunocompromised people, the pandemic 'doesn't really end' with the vaccine - CNN

    When the hospitals are filled to capacity with covid cases, as they now are, NOBODY gets ANY kind of health care. When the staff in the hospitals is stretched thin because they are infected, it's a disaster in the making.

    To quote Stream "My opinion is to stay clear of it".

    " You have posted before that you've had Covid and that your natural immunity is enough."

    Please do show me where. I have stated that I need to trust in my immunity from prior infection. I have repeatedly stated I am not anti-vaccine, that I might consider a single vaccination, if available, as that is what MOST scientific studies point to as conferring maximum immunity. To explain; recovery from covid combined with a SINGLE vaccine. However none of the protocols have followed this 'observation/conclusion' so I have been unable to actuate this.

    You may have noticed me mention that I do fall into a group which can be harmed by vaccination (neuromusculoskeletal disorder). As for the studies I just try to follow and sometimes spread empirical evidence. My only conclusion, so far, is that people should have a choice to be vaccinated or not. Should that evidence change so there is a vaccine which stops the spread, then my conclusion (mind) will change.  

    The paper posted points to the possibility of the natural evolution of the virus winding down so to speak as Jreboll (sp?) noted.

  7. 28 minutes ago, RickS said:

    Well no, but....  Omicron does 'appear' to be 'wiping Delta out', seems to be much more contagious, and 'may' come with less severe symptoms if/when contracted. Maybe.  Also I *think* that the jury is still out as to the effectiveness of current vaccines/boosters against this variant. Maybe.  

    I tried to read through timjwilson's small study link but I guess I'm just not smart enough to come up with a real definitive conclusion. Too many variables.  

    Yes like many similar studies, it is more of interest and setting up for continued 'analysis/hypothesis' and questioning. That is why I did not try to draw any conclusion from it. It also has some flaws. In all that I have read I still have seen no solid evidence that the (present) vaccines could work to curtail the spread of the virus, thus dulling the opinion many have that it could have been stopped already were it not for the folks not getting vaccinated. Certainly they are trying for this effect in Israel, so we should soon enough see. They certainly have the cream of scientific minds,

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  8. 2 hours ago, Ferret said:

    That piece from John Hopkins has quite a number of the most recent studies embedded in it. They are pale blue and you can click on them. This is an evolving situation and I prefer the most recent studies. YMMV.

    By imbedded, I presume you mean cited. I'm not in the habit of reading every paper cited in other articles. As you are likely aware there are often upwards of 50 in a decent study. I sometimes follow many of these if really exploring the nitty gritty. I have been reading scientific studies for at least 45 years as part of my education and occupation. 

    A new study does not displace one previously carried out unless this is specifically noted. (normally) This is part of scientific method. The studies showing strong B cell presence 8+ months post infection (often increasing) in recovered individuals has not been disproved (of which I am aware).

    Do you disagree that people with proven natural immunity should have a choice whether they are vaccinated or not?; That they should enjoy the same privileges and freedoms as those who are vaccinated?  

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  9. 10 hours ago, southernguy said:

    Correct, and the main reason there are so many infections now is because the vaccines actually suppress the immune system.

    My biggest beef is that unlike other vaccines there are so many pharma companies offering them but no actual data on overall effectiveness "it's all speculation" , at the end of the day let people do what they will.  I'll  keep watching the culling of the herd.

    There is no actual evidence (that I have read) that the mRNA vaccines are weakening the immune system, although the statistics from Israel seem to indicate this. There are a few scientists raising this hypothesis. Malone has been speaking against the vaccine but he also claims to be the inventor of the vaccine. This is false. He worked on advancing discoveries made by others and more scientists followed him to create a usable vaccine.

  10. 10 hours ago, Ferret said:

    Yup. Roll the dice Tim. Assumptions have no place in this pandemic.

    COVID Natural Immunity: What You Need to Know | Johns Hopkins Medicine


    Ferret, you know that I provided these studies to you. It is correct that there are studies supporting  both sides of this concept. The John's Hopkins article is really an opinion piece, not a scientific study. I can post the studies here but not many will read and understand them. Immunity from infection is not an assumption, it is testable. I am not anti-vaccine but believe people have a choice if they want to go the route of getting the titer (serum) test.

    What I find most salient in a sense is the multi-year immunity to Corona virus SARS 1 after recovery. As I pointed out there are countries, including Switzerland and Israel accepting natural immunity to issue pass cards and Canada (last I knew) is accepting titer testing for entry to citizens. There must be scientific information to back these decisions.

    EDIT: I should add that most studies comparing infection immunity and vaccinated individuals do point out the 'parts' of natural immunity which are superior to vaccination and vice versa.

  11. 48 minutes ago, Kiko said:

    My doc told me today that many of the anti vaxxers who have had Covid believe that they have natural immunity forever.  There is some immunity but more like 6 to 8 weeks if you are lucky.  Good Luck!

    Your doc is incorrect based on several studies published. A couple through Nature publications and one (I believe) NIH. There was current immunity found in some recovered individuals 8 and 9 months following infection  Another study did comparisons to SARS 1 and found solid immunity 17 years following infection.

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  12. 2 hours ago, Ferret said:

    Tim, the link I provided is the most up to date based on the current situation and is dated December 30th, 2021. It contains information for both travellers and those who live there.


    I did not bother looking at it. Does not change that my friend was tested and got his card last week and his 2 family members the week before.


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