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  1. Back on May 6th I received the expected stimulus for my family of 2 adults and one child. Yesterday I received another $1200 stimulus deposit. I don't recall that there is a second stimulus coming so the IRS may have made a mistake and paid twice.
  2. The premise for the movie was that a world wide pandemic resulted in the establishment of authoritarian dictatorships. Of course Natalie Portman was incredible in that movie.
  3. I don't know what you are watching on TV, but in the USA the poor people are the ones who are more likely to be obese. You see them shopping in walmart then using their government welfare debit card to buy all the sweet fattening junk foods and soda.
  4. Triple like Don. You have written a great summary of some of the conclusions I had also reached but not communicated well.
  5. Take care of yourself and hope you kick the dengue ASAP.
  6. My financial advisor concur's. First deflation then starting in the next year or two inflation. They also are of the opinion that the stock market recovery at this point is what they call a dead cat bounce. There is no underlying fundamentals to support it (except for the internet tech stocks). That as the economic recovery drags out longer than expected the markets will continue to be bearish. This wont be a V shaped recover or even a U. It will be more like an L.
  7. Science fiction lore has it that L. Ron Hubbard created that religion which you can not criticize as part of a bet between a number of SF writers on whether one of them could create a religion. https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/2671/is-there-any-evidence-for-the-bet-between-robert-a-heinlein-and-l-ron-hubbard
  8. Considering what authorities with white lab coats say regarding masks, I think they have come to the conclusion that people aren't smart enough to learn how to use masks effectively, so just tell them they don't work so that they do anti-social distancing. My conclusion is that they dumb down things so far they end up giving out bad information.
  9. It is very difficult to 100% protect yourself. Masks can help to reduce your chance of contracting the virus. How much it reduces your risk depends upon the quality of the mask and your skill and knowledge of how to properly use it. A handkerchief worn over your mouth and nose will provide little if any protection. A well fitted N95 or N99 mask worn by someone trained in its proper use should be able to help reduce your risk but not eliminate the risk totally. The problem is most people have no clue how to wear a mask and even those who do sometimes get lazy after many hours of continuous use. FYI, I worked for many years in an industry where I had to wear half face respirators, full face respirators and even at times SCBA's, the type you see firemen wear with the air tank. For a few years I was part of the staff who maintained all of the respiratory equipment and gave people respiratory fit tests. To be qualified to wear a respirator you had to be clean shaven. I also was the one doing the evaluations and testing to identify risks and set requirements for protection. I worked in the nuclear industry and at times was responsible for industrial hygiene and radiation protection.
  10. Don't forget the baseball bat for when the Glock runs out of ammo, preferably a metal bat.
  11. Glad to hear your home build is getting back on track. When do you expect to move in?
  12. Sorry Tommy, but I really have to take issue with this comment. The selling or buying of a few bottles of beer or alcohol doesn't hurt anyone and encouraging a snitch society for such trivial things is very far down the road towards tyranny. On second thought, developing a snitch society did work very well for the East German Stasi. Final Edit: I am fine with people charging more for items in demand what others might cause price gouging. This is just a signal in the market place that there are opportunities for more participants and competition for the market.
  13. Starving rats are resorting to war and cannibalism to survive coronavirus lockdown https://nypost.com/2020/04/13/starving-rats-resort-to-war-cannibalism-during-the-coronavirus-lockdown/ Even rats are waging a bloody battle to survive the coronavirus pandemic. A feeding-ground lockdown is driving New York City’s infamously resilient rodents to acts of war. “It’s just like we’ve seen in the history of mankind, where people try to take over lands . . . and fight to the death, literally, for who’s going to conquer that land,” Bobby Corrigan, a rodentologist who specializes in urban vermin, told NBC News. “A new ‘army’ of rats comes in, and whichever army has the strongest rats is going to conquer that area. When you’re really, really hungry, you’re not going to act the same — you’re going to act very bad, usually.”
  14. I am in the US now, mine is an LG electric. I haven't checked with an oven thermometer.
  15. A few months ago we replaced our stove with one which has a convection oven. I noticed that things we used to bake which could burn or become too crispy on the bottom no longer do so. So if you use convection bake you may not need those special baking sheets. A convection oven has a fan and is designed to circulate the air in the oven in a way that provides an even temperature throughout the oven. So you can bake cookies on both racks top & bottom and they come out the same. It also allows you to bake at a temperature approximately 25F lower than baking with a normal oven.
  16. I always thought it was nice to have gas burners/stove in the Philippines so you can still cook during a brownout.
  17. UV light is a very good disinfectant and is being used to disinfect masks, etc so they can be reused. UV light is also good for treating mouth related infections. And I suppose if you had an infection up your **s it would be good for that to. FYI, I don't want to know how you got that infection. PS: I know I have been picking on your posts Tommy but you seem even tempered and normally very reasonable when discussing things. Peace!
  18. Yeah, its so nice for making dough. Still need to get a hand mixer for other things. Hey, need to use that stimulus cash on something. Gotta spend it before the cash becomes worthless.
  19. You all are making me hungry so we baked up some cinnamon roles. Neither my wife or I had ever baked from scratch. We started the last few months. Banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, pandesal, donuts and now cinnamon roles. It has been hard to find yeast to buy, finally we were able to order online. We even bought a kitchen aide stand mixer to make the task easier.
  20. If the address you use for SS is outside the US or the account where the money is direct deposited is outside the US you have to complete a form each year to show you are still alive.
  21. One thing to consider is opening the account at a branch bank close to where you live. It isn't fun to have to travel far to do banking which can't be done online.
  22. As I recall we had 6 months from the time the CR-1 visa was issued for her to immigrate to the US.
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