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6 hours ago, BuffaloWeather said:

@Luke_Mages What were your first symptoms recently with covid? My wife and I have extreme chills this evening, can't breath without coughing, and a slight fever. We just got over a 16 day fight with flu/sinusitis. I had my shot on Saturday, but immunity takes 10-14 days. It can't be the shot because my wife didn't get it. Hopefully we feel better tomorrow.

First symptom was fatigue. We didn’t start coughing or having the other symptoms until a couple days in. I hope it’s not Covid but it seems to have spread pretty rampantly through the circles of people I know in the past few weeks. I went almost a year without really knowing anyone and I’d say a solid third of the people I work with or am friends with have had it in the past month or so. 

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9 hours ago, SyracuseStorm said:

Not a chance!  Gone through hell getting COVID, beating COVID, fully vaccinated and spent a night in the ER after second dose.  I am good...no booster...these are  “emergency” vaccines!  There has not been any long term studies so forget all that noise.

Clearly this is just my personal opinion and we all will do what’s best, problem is, nobody knows what’s best at this juncture.

Do you get a flu shot every year?  This may turn into an annual flu type shot based on the variants circulating at the time.

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6 hours ago, Luke_Mages said:

First symptom was fatigue. We didn’t start coughing or having the other symptoms until a couple days in. I hope it’s not Covid but it seems to have spread pretty rampantly through the circles of people I know in the past few weeks. I went almost a year without really knowing anyone and I’d say a solid third of the people I work with or am friends with have had it in the past month or so. 

Yeah it seems WNY infection rate has been highest in state nearly all year. I feel like I've been sick the entirety of 2021. I'm so ready for all this to be over with, I feel a little better this morning. Still can't breath deeply without coughing, maybe bronchitis? Going back to normal too quickly, my body might still be recovering.

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4 hours ago, BuffaloWeather said:

Yeah it seems WNY infection rate has been highest in state nearly all year. I feel like I've been sick the entirety of 2021. I'm so ready for all this to be over with, I feel a little better this morning. Still can't breath deeply without coughing, maybe bronchitis? Going back to normal too quickly, my body might still be recovering.

Last year in Feb I got sick with similar symptoms to what you're describing and it took me a month before I could breath deeply without coughing a dry cough. Hang in there. Id say keep lifting and stay away from cardio for a bit while your lungs recover.

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full on shutdown in Ontario. Closing our borders with Manitoba and Quebec, no golf, tennis, playgrounds, camping, parks, ect.. police can stop and ask you why you left your house. 

Though there is a case to be made that Ontario is most likely why WNY has the highest covid in the State. Plus Michigan is in rough shape and they've already said its most likely Ontario that caused Michigans problems. 

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6 hours ago, Luke_Mages said:

Last year in Feb I got sick with similar symptoms to what you're describing and it took me a month before I could breath deeply without coughing a dry cough. Hang in there. Id say keep lifting and stay away from cardio for a bit while your lungs recover.

I haven't been to the gym in a few weeks, have been running outside for cardio but that may have made it worse. Going to slowly transition back to gym and just lift for a few weeks and light cardio. Like you said I need to rebuild my lungs back up.

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3 hours ago, mississaugasnow said:

full on shutdown in Ontario. Closing our borders with Manitoba and Quebec, no golf, tennis, playgrounds, camping, parks, ect.. police can stop and ask you why you left your house. 

Though there is a case to be made that Ontario is most likely why WNY has the highest covid in the State. Plus Michigan is in rough shape and they've already said its most likely Ontario that caused Michigans problems. 

This is pretty crazy. The police can pull you over and ask what you're doing?

Ontario gives police authority to stop people, vehicles, ask purpose of travel

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-gives-police-authority-to-stop-people-vehicles-ask-purpose-of-travel-1.5390805?cid=sm%3Atrueanthem%3Actvtoronto%3Apost&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A Trending Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0DOT6XMxz7oEw5C3fKB9r9W4bNJv85qiMwi79lfPEWroDBYrjxX9ViUbo

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Fauci stated when cases get to under 10k a day things can go back to complete normalcy.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, pressed by a Republican lawmaker Thursday over when Americans will "get their liberties back," gave his clearest explanation yet as to when COVID-19 restrictions could be safely lifted, saying the U.S. must get its infection rate under 10,000 new cases a day.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fauci-clashes-gop-lawmaker-covid-restrictions-eased/story?id=77097089

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17 minutes ago, MJO812 said:

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Just read the article. We're wearing masks forever. 

"If you want to get rid of the masks, if you want to get rid of the social distancing, if you want to get rid of the restrictions, go get vaccinated," he said. "We're going to have to keep mask restrictions in place until we're 100% sure we're out of the woods, and the best way to know we're out of the woods is to see those vaccination numbers go up and up and up.

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20 minutes ago, BuffaloWeather said:

Looks like temps in the mid to upper 70s next week. Going straight from winter to summer.

This seems to be the seem the last few years for sure. Last year we had accumulating snow second week of May straight to 90+ 2 weeks later. The day I brought my daughter home from the hospital (May 27th I believe) it was 96 on the car thermometer the whole way home. 

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1 hour ago, BuffaloWeather said:

Anyone mess around with crypto? After the crash last night I bought quite a bit. 

Yes.  Can’t stand how limited the exchanges are, for example, I use exchange “X” and other Cryptos i target are not available to i have to get on another exchange.  I don’t sell the farm with these but I use play money- and yes, I got crushed in the past 3 days.

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1 hour ago, SyracuseStorm said:

Yes.  Can’t stand how limited the exchanges are, for example, I use exchange “X” and other Cryptos i target are not available to i have to get on another exchange.  I don’t sell the farm with these but I use play money- and yes, I got crushed in the past 3 days.

What are your favorite coins? I bought some ETH, Cardano, and XLM(going to convert to XRP in 5 days)

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Just now, BuffaloWeather said:

My buddy is HUGE into XRP, he think its going to be used by all banks. You cannot buy on coinbase anymore, but he said you can buy on atomic wallet and transfer over. 

Yea what made me buy in was what I learned about transfer fees. XRP is way cheaper than traditional ways of moving money bank to bank. Now they just have to figure out a way to reduce the volatility, however that’s true of (almost)all crypto. 

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9 hours ago, BuffaloWeather said:

Anyone mess around with crypto? After the crash last night I bought quite a bit. 

I was trying to get in the game back in January right when all the market “activity” was taking off only to find out NYS has all these BS regulation on crypto purchasing and after spending hours trying to figure a work around I just gave up.  Was hot on trying to get DOGE back when it was 8/10ths of penny a coin.

The exchanges all seem so confusing and I just go by the old moto... if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Sure some people are gonna make a fortune but more are gonna lose out.

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13 hours ago, SouthBuffaloSteve said:

I was trying to get in the game back in January right when all the market “activity” was taking off only to find out NYS has all these BS regulation on crypto purchasing and after spending hours trying to figure a work around I just gave up.  Was hot on trying to get DOGE back when it was 8/10ths of penny a coin.

The exchanges all seem so confusing and I just go by the old moto... if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Sure some people are gonna make a fortune but more are gonna lose out.

Well there is technology in most of the top 10 coins that is most likely going to be used quite a bit. Doge was created as a meme coin so I don't really trust it. But I think quite a few of the coins in blockchain/digital assets are 100% going to take over most payment methods. We are already seeing institutions use it. There are already crypto ATMS in some areas. Here are just a few of the many major companies accepting it as a form of payment. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/15-biggest-companies-accept-bitcoin-165115491.html

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15 hours ago, SouthBuffaloSteve said:

I was trying to get in the game back in January right when all the market “activity” was taking off only to find out NYS has all these BS regulation on crypto purchasing and after spending hours trying to figure a work around I just gave up.  Was hot on trying to get DOGE back when it was 8/10ths of penny a coin.

The exchanges all seem so confusing and I just go by the old moto... if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Sure some people are gonna make a fortune but more are gonna lose out.

4 years ago you could have easily hidden millions in crypto from the gov. (You’d prob have at least 400% returns too) Not so much anymore. They had to regulate it. That said their are stilL plenty of tricks out their, the easiest being a VPN. (I am not advocating this)

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19 minutes ago, Luke_Mages said:

4 years ago you could have easily hidden millions in crypto from the gov. (You’d prob have at least 400% returns too) Not so much anymore. They had to regulate it. That said their are stilL plenty of tricks out their, the easiest being a VPN. (I am not advocating this)

It's so decentralized that it would be impossible for the government to truly intervene. It's the ultimate separation from church and state. The only way for the government to truly mess everything up is to impose some crazy tax on crypto gains. I believe the current structure is long/short term capital gains similar to stocks. But I think in the long run its comparable to precious metals at 28% tax. 

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I looked into crypto a bit back at the beginning of the year but E*TRADE didn’t trade the couple I was looking at so I just stuck with traditional stocks. Given Biden coming into office I went heavy into some alternative energy stocks and a couple commercial electric car/truck companies. That’s all pretty much blown up in my face so far....

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25 minutes ago, Polarbear said:

I looked into crypto a bit back at the beginning of the year but E*TRADE didn’t trade the couple I was looking at so I just stuck with traditional stocks. Given Biden coming into office I went heavy into some alternative energy stocks and a couple commercial electric car/truck companies. That’s all pretty much blown up in my face so far....

A few of my friends took a pretty big loss with workhorse. The USPS contract was supposed to go to them but ended up going elsewhere. 

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1 hour ago, Polarbear said:

I looked into crypto a bit back at the beginning of the year but E*TRADE didn’t trade the couple I was looking at so I just stuck with traditional stocks. Given Biden coming into office I went heavy into some alternative energy stocks and a couple commercial electric car/truck companies. That’s all pretty much blown up in my face so far....

Checkout quantumscape(solid state batteries) and chargepoint(ev “gas stations”)

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