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Old 12-24-20, 05:04 PM
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Had mumps, measles, polio, and small pox. Haven’t gone autistic. Stupid at times, but that’s about it.
I had the mumps, measles, and chicken pox. Not vaccines, the actual diseases.

My brothers and 1 sister ridiculed me mercilessly for the way I looked with mumps.
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Bleach seems to be the wonder drug.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I had the mumps, measles, and chicken pox. Not vaccines, the actual diseases.

My brothers and 1 sister ridiculed me mercilessly for the way I looked with mumps.
As well they should have! 😜
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Brass Knuckle Ballerina from Unified Beerworks
The Belgian lace on the glass looks good!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
That's what I thought. Back when I was a ute, getting immunizations to attend school was just a normal thing everyone went through. No one freaked out.

In other news, it's even white on the street now. Woe is me.
Only fringe wackos freaked out, AFAIK. Mostly we were all "Better living through chemistry!"
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Nope. I remember lining up with my sisters to get the sugar cube which I think was for polio. Also got some shots, maybe smallpox, among others.
Same. It was given at our local city hall. The line wound around and around. We had to do it twice.

My new* doctor told me yesterday that I was due for DPT at my next 6 month appointment. Considering my accident-proneness, I keep my DPT up to date. Fun fact, my great grandfather died of tetanus.

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I think I got down to about 195 maybe 20 years ago. And I climbed a lot better than I do at 207. Mind you, I as also only 43, not 63, and my work was such that I could get in a 2 hour ride most mornings, and 5 hours on Sunday.
I’m 6’ and would never want to be that low again
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As well they should have! 😜
I already had no self esteem, didn't need them to make me more of a crybaby.
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There is a subset of people who seem to believe the worst despite the evidence.

My mother in law would consult a dozen people when making an important decision and would always go with the one naysayer no matter. It was exhausting trying to get her to make important decisions.
As I posted above, I think it’s that people don’t weight risks consistently. We vastly over-weight low probability-high consequence events if they seem to be targeted at us as individuals, and ignore huge, impersonal threats like automobile disease. This kind of thing is the basis of behavioral economics and we need to employ lots of those folks to help us understand and supply the incentives and nudges required to get people to change their behavior, I think yelling, shaming, and attempts to “educate” with facts only push them further into irrationality.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Or a non-ride on Zoom.
Like old times. Except it was Skype, BITD.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I had the mumps, measles, and chicken pox. Not vaccines, the actual diseases.

My brothers and 1 sister ridiculed me mercilessly for the way I looked with mumps.
I had natural mumps and chicken pox, but I was volunteered for a clinical trial of the measles vaccine by my parents and it evidently took.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's snowing. #GoldenSnowball
Still raining.

#YearWithoutWinter
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I’m 6’ and would never want to be that low again
I'm also 6'. Apparently at that height you're considered "overweight" unless you're below 185. I haven't seen 185 since college.
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Get ready to update the standings, rjones28 .
Uh huh.
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Like old times. Except it was Skype, BITD.
The virtual meetup I remember was audio.
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I just got back from Ride 1 of the Festive 500.

Recovery snacks training table overview:

19.2 oz Grand Canyon American Pilsner
6 oz Sujuk
6 oz Bulgarian feta
8 oz Castlevetrano olives (some of that is olive water which I'll drink also)
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how tall?

I climbed like a beast when i was 157
5’11”
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The Belgian lace on the glass looks good!
This brewery makes amazing beers.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I just got back from Ride 1 of the Festive 500.

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Jealous of the ride
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As I posted above, I think it’s that people don’t weight risks consistently. We vastly over-weight low probability-high consequence events if they seem to be targeted at us as individuals, and ignore huge, impersonal threats like automobile disease. This kind of thing is the basis of behavioral economics and we need to employ lots of those folks to help us understand and supply the incentives and nudges required to get people to change their behavior, I think yelling, shaming, and attempts to “educate” with facts only push them further into irrationality.
That, and what Isaac Azimov said:

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'

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Uh huh.
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Question for the Olds: Was there all this vaccination fuss last century? Maybe my memory is bad, but I don't remember there being much of a controversy about getting shots before the autism brouhaha.
I got all of my shots on time, back in the 60s.
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As I posted above, I think it’s that people don’t weight risks consistently. We vastly over-weight low probability-high consequence events if they seem to be targeted at us as individuals, and ignore huge, impersonal threats like automobile disease. This kind of thing is the basis of behavioral economics and we need to employ lots of those folks to help us understand and supply the incentives and nudges required to get people to change their behavior, I think yelling, shaming, and attempts to “educate” with facts only push them further into irrationality.
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That's what I thought. Back when I was a ute, getting immunizations to attend school was just a normal thing everyone went through. No one freaked out.

In other news, it's even white on the street now. Woe is me.
Did you stock up on provisions?
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