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  1. This is the first vehicle I ever bought. 74 Dodge tradesman 100 long box. 225 slant 6 3 on the tree. This was of course pre computer so ignition and timing problems were always happening . All the all dodge's had a thing called a ballast resister which was an especially weak link in the system and you needed to carry an extra one in the glove box. Not sure why I even bought this but it was work-related I guess. All in all it was a POS.
  2. I bought one of these Positive Grid Spark amps last year off of Amazon after hearing about them. They were the next big thing. You basically control them with a phone app and they do a bunch of cool stuff like play youtude videos and preprogrammed backing tracks you can jam along too. They also are supposed to learn how you play and adapt to your style. I thought it would be a good practice amp. I hardly ever use it and will be selling it at some point. The problem is that at 40 watts its really too big for a practice amp and all it really does is have a bunch of tone settings stored for you to scroll through. So its kind of handy but it also only runs on AC so you cant take it anywhere there isn't a wall to plug into. It really needs to run on batteries like my Yamaha amp. It is also not on the level of an actual guitar amp - so I find it is sort of not one thing or the other and thats why it just gathers dust. For me.
  3. Its almost like there's some sort of sickness spreading from person to person
  4. I was thinking more along the lines of national leaders.
  5. Well, Trudeau has now won 3 general elections in under 6 years Cannot offhand think of a single other person who has managed that,
  6. Never say never but the chances are that this election will end up changing nothing. What needs to be mentioned is that there is really only one conservative party in Canada while there are 4 lefty parties. So if the conservatives somehow mange to get more seats than the Liberal party they have nobody to team up with to form a government. Their recent reaffirmation that man made climate change is a hoax more or less eliminates any chance of any other party in Canada supporting them in a minority situation. They need to win a majority in order to govern and they are nowhere close to doing that
  7. COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11 Is Safe And Effective, Pfizer Says https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/09/20/1038832951/pfizer-and-biontech-vaccine-trials-for-kids-show-the-shots-are-safe-and-effectiv This is great news
  8. That came out before the last election Nobody cared
  9. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/covid-19-toll-in-u-s-is-about-to-surpass-1918-pandemic-deaths-1.1654662J Covid-19 Toll in U.S. Is About to Surpass 1918 Pandemic Deaths onathan Levin and Kristen V. Brown, Bloomberg News Beds in zone one of the Covid-19 isolation ward at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Southeast Asia, which in August had the world’s worst Covid-19 death rate, has seen its disruptive virus wave wane as daily cases have dropped 30% and fatalities have fallen below to half of their highest level, according to analysis of seven-day averages based on data from Johns Hopkins University. Photographer: Samsul Said/Bloomberg , Bloomberg (Bloomberg) -- The U.S.’s Covid-19 pandemic could surpass the number of dead in the 1918 influenza pandemic as soon as Monday, a milestone many experts say was avoidable after the arrival of vaccines. The U.S. has reported 673,768 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University data -- just shy of the 675,000 that are estimated to have died a century earlier. The toll has increased by an average of 1,970 a day over the past week. The deadly mark approaches despite the widespread availability of Covid-19 vaccines, which were developed in record time in a display of the extraordinary advances in medical science in the past century. The inoculations have been passed up by some 70 million eligible Americans, many of them encouraged by Republican politicians and conservative media. “To have so many people who have died with modern medicine is distressing,” said Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Research Institute, who noted there were no ventilators or vaccines in 1918. “The number we are at represents a number that is far worse than it should be in the U.S.” The milestone also comes as the fast-spreading delta variant has pushed the U.S. into a dangerous new phase, upending hopes that the pandemic had passed and setting the stage for an uncertain winter. Of course, the comparisons to the 1918 pandemic are highly imperfect. For starters, the U.S. has about three times as many residents as it had a century ago, meaning the implied death rate is about a third as high. Different Targets The 1918 pandemic also targeted many young people, whereas Covid has so far mostly killed those 65 and over, and the pandemics have played out at very different paces, according to John Barry, author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.” He said the 1918 pandemic did the majority of its damage during a 14- to 15-week stretch in the latter part of that year. “That was much more intense, much more frightening,” Barry said of the earlier tragedy. But Barry said the stress from Covid has been longer-lasting, “and the economic damage is light-years greater.” There are other reasons why the numbers may not reflect significant differences. The 675,000 estimate from 1918-19 was based on extrapolations from spotty data. While imperfect in their own ways, Covid statistics are probably better. During extreme events such as pandemics, experts use so-called excess death studies as one way to estimate fatalities -- essentially comparing the number of deaths in the outlier period with “normal” times. One excess death estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests there have been as many as 830,443 such fatalities during the Covid pandemic, meaning the official numbers could be an undercount. The unaccounted-for excess deaths may also reflect the price of disruptions in medical care and other indirect byproducts of the pandemic. Vaccinations first rolled out in the U.S. in December, and have been widely available for months. Since then, the vast majority of deaths have been among the unvaccinated. “There is so much misinformation out there that some people cannot be convinced” of the benefits of vaccines, said Bertha Hidalgo, an epidemiologist at the University of Alabama. “Those are absolutely the deaths that can be prevented.” A CDC study this month found that people who were not fully vaccinated this spring and summer were more than 10 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times more likely to die of Covid-19, than those who were fully vaccinated. While delta’s spread has resulted in more cases among the vaccinated than many anticipated, the vaccine still protects well against severe illness. Topol, the Scripps director, said the U.S. has failed in other ways. Mask use has declined significantly, and most people are still using cloth masks, which have shown to be much less effective than surgical and N95 masks. He said there needs to be widespread distribution of medical-grade masks and rapid at-home Covid tests that can help detect infections early on. “Vaccines are a paramount part of the strategy, but we have failed on other measures as well,“ Topol said. “We’re fighting this war with two hands behinds our back.” ©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
  10. Because its all on the individual https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/health/unvaccinated-covid-patients-treatment-cost/index.html New analysis estimates $5.7 billion price tag for treating unvaccinated Covid-19 patients in the last 3 months
  11. Vaccines Work: 97% Of COVID Deaths, 95% Of Hospitalizations And 94% Of Cases Are Among Unvaccinated Pennsylvanians
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