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9 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Lol the number of zoom f*ck ups on the internet are hilarious.  Have of them must be staged, people can’t be that dumb... actually maybe they can.

I think Toobin did it on purpose. He’s not that dumb. 

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2 hours ago, NorEastermass128 said:

Taking off well now. 

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Not specifically about Europe but People have to keep in mind , Take many of the poorer countries numbers with a grain of salt regarding trends .
 

India was VASTLY under reporting in the beginning . I am not saying numbers aren’t growing in other countries , just that some trends can’t be established as well as we would like due to horrible reporting , maybe they have been solid since last summer , I don’t know . If the desths spike in 3 weeks in India you will know it’s not from more testing 

The variants are more contagious so the lack of vaccinations in Other countries are clearly leading to spikes not just in cases but deaths with a 3-4 week lag

I have been anticipating a slow rise /spike in US cases From the more contagious variants becoming dominant but* not in deaths due to elderly and middle age vaccinations being high and younger Unvaccinated  folks getting more new cases 

 

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1 hour ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

They say they are limiting them again this upcoming year, and they are starting to sell them in early May.   If you are looking for a little bit of a discount, I have a GPS group which usually saves you $10 per pass.

I am assuming they are limiting them again (hopefully with more available) because they make way more dough on day tickets

Yeah I’ll use your GPS group, hopefully it helps you out to have more members, In the past have gone through one of those groups that advertise, MPG Ski I think but have never met the owners of the group. I plan on getting 4 passes. Thank you for the heads up on the limits, I was worried they might do that again.

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Also posted this in the lawn thread:

 

Does anyone have recommendations for a nursery in Worcester/Middlesex Counties that sells, delivers, and plants fairly mature bushes/trees? Not looking for huge things, but still like 7-8' mountain laurels.

Thanks!

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12 minutes ago, moneypitmike said:

Also posted this in the lawn thread:

 

Does anyone have recommendations for a nursery in Worcester/Middlesex Counties that sells, delivers, and plants fairly mature bushes/trees? Not looking for huge things, but still like 7-8' mountain laurels.

Thanks!

Try Weston Nursery in Hopkinton. 

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37 minutes ago, moneypitmike said:

Also posted this in the lawn thread:

 

Does anyone have recommendations for a nursery in Worcester/Middlesex Counties that sells, delivers, and plants fairly mature bushes/trees? Not looking for huge things, but still like 7-8' mountain laurels.

Thanks!

There's one on West Main in Hopkinton too, I think it's Angels. Looks like they have a lot of things and provide a lot of sevices.

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On 4/16/2021 at 9:49 AM, snowman21 said:

It wasn't buried, it's just old news. We are a year removed from the initial scare that surfaces that may have been contaminated with the virus pose a significant risk. If public places want to continue the bunny suit deep cleanings, that's fine by me. More cleanliness and hygiene in public places is way better than less. Does anyone ever complain that some place is too clean?

IMO they buried it purposeful behavior by the mSM. Primarily transmitted via aerosols was their conclusion. But yes general cleanliness a good thing may actually help reduce other transmissions, like the flu

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14 hours ago, PhineasC said:

If you work for the Federal govt (and surely most state and local govts), you can't even sit in an office by yourself with the door locked without a mask on. You can't roam outside at any Federal installation or facility without a mask on, even if you are the only person for 50 miles in any direction. 

Yes That’s the policy and it depends on how people act at different locations but my experience is people are respectful of others wishes when required. I see very few people (any) wear  a mask alone in their office and if two people want to meet without masks they do it. I never where a mask outside on base With no repercussions 

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16 hours ago, PhineasC said:

If you work for the Federal govt (and surely most state and local govts), you can't even sit in an office by yourself with the door locked without a mask on. You can't roam outside at any Federal installation or facility without a mask on, even if you are the only person for 50 miles in any direction. 

Despite Maine's generally tight restrictions, state employees aren't treated quite like that.  When I'm at the office (about once per 2 weeks) I have to be masked while in the hallway or with others nearby but my little corner is 20' from the hall and it's masks off.  We're limited to 2 per state vehicle, masks on, but no silliness about masking while bushwhacking thru the woods - likely would have it ripped off in the brush.  As of this time no Parks and Lands employees have tested positive, and the staff at state parks have had lots of contact with visitors.

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1 hour ago, S&P said:

Yes That’s the policy and it depends on how people act at different locations but my experience is people are respectful of others wishes when required. I see very few people (any) wear  a mask alone in their office and if two people want to meet without masks they do it. I never where a mask outside on base With no repercussions 

That’s good, I am just not a fan of rules that are stupid and can be ignored usually but are still on the books. Sometimes they are suddenly enforced or used to target certain groups (e.g, jaywalking and loitering laws used to target urban youths).

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1 hour ago, tamarack said:

Despite Maine's generally tight restrictions, state employees aren't treated quite like that.  When I'm at the office (about once per 2 weeks) I have to be masked while in the hallway or with others nearby but my little corner is 20' from the hall and it's masks off.  We're limited to 2 per state vehicle, masks on, but no silliness about masking while bushwhacking thru the woods - likely would have it ripped off in the brush.  As of this time no Parks and Lands employees have tested positive, and the staff at state parks have had lots of contact with visitors.

Same for state employees in VT

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On 4/15/2021 at 12:23 PM, dryslot said:

Like anything else, They're exceptions, But i think genetics play a pretty big roll.

Genetics, doing what you can to mitigate risk but I’m increasingly convinced that it’s 50% luck.

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20 hours ago, WhitinsvilleWX said:

I think Toobin did it on purpose. He’s not that dumb. 

It’s a head scratcher for sure.   Threw his career into the toity.

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22 hours ago, PhineasC said:

If you work for the Federal govt (and surely most state and local govts), you can't even sit in an office by yourself with the door locked without a mask on. You can't roam outside at any Federal installation or facility without a mask on, even if you are the only person for 50 miles in any direction. 

That was not true in the federal workplace I was in during the first 6 months of the pandemic.   No one masked in private and it was evident on the too many calls we had.   In fact, a directive specifically saying that masking is required outside of private offices.

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On 4/17/2021 at 12:26 PM, PhineasC said:

Exactly. DINK couples hitting Whole Foods and the local pizza joint once a week acting like we are wide open across the land. LOL

Went to a movie yesterday.

4 people in the theater to see a movie that came out a week ago.

RIP to cinema.

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1 hour ago, weathafella said:

That was not true in the federal workplace I was in during the first 6 months of the pandemic.   No one masked in private and it was evident on the too many calls we had.   In fact, a directive specifically saying that masking is required outside of private offices.

Yes, but it literally changed when Biden took office. Restrictions are actually much tighter now at DoD facilities than they were last summer. It doesn't make much sense, but then again being double-masked during a state dinner after full vaccination doesn't make any sense either.

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59 minutes ago, Jonger said:

Went to a movie yesterday.

4 people in the theater to see a movie that came out a week ago.

RIP to cinema.

Yes, traditional theaters are dead. All that may remain is a few boutique "old timey" theaters as more of a nostalgic thing, like drive-in theaters are today.

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11 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

Yes, traditional theaters are dead. All that may remain is a few boutique "old timey" theaters as more of a nostalgic thing, like drive-in theaters are today.

Used to have several within 1/2 hour where we lived when I was a kid, there's only one left, I took my nephew one night and it was pretty full, was surprised.

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13 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

Yes, traditional theaters are dead. All that may remain is a few boutique "old timey" theaters as more of a nostalgic thing, like drive-in theaters are today.

I hope you're wrong . I miss a packed theater man .

Im totally fine going to the movies.  I hope for the love of God they hang on .I've been to the theater 3 times this past year .  The Saturday night showing was about 50% capacity which I was fine with.  The more the merrier.  Let's get back to normal please . The other 2 times it was like only 12 people in the theater which was kind of sad ( Pennsylvania).

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There will be more people in theaters once studios start putting them in there. Right now there are only a couple of new ones. The big tent pole one (King Kong vs Godzilla) got terrible reviews so it isn’t packing them in

Out local place is doing better now.  They sold out many weekends of the rentals and now are doing public shows.  

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Just now, HoarfrostHubb said:

There will be more people in theaters once studios start putting them in there. Right now there are only a couple of new ones. The big tent pole one (King Kong vs Godzilla) got terrible reviews so it isn’t packing them in

Out local place is doing better now.  They sold out many weekends of the rentals and now are doing public shows.  

Eh, we'll see.

Many studios seem to already be moving away from blockbusters in theaters to putting out episodic shows on the various streaming platforms. I don't see a serious bounce back in theaters because the age of the blockbuster movie may be at an end anyway. Maybe some local joints can make it by turning more boutique, as described in my prior post.

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18 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

I hope you're wrong . I miss a packed theater man .

Im totally fine going to the movies.  I hope for the love of God they hang on .I've been to the theater 3 times this past year .  The Saturday night showing was about 50% capacity which I was fine with.  The more the merrier.  Let's get back to normal please . The other 2 times it was like only 12 people in the theater which was kind of sad ( Pennsylvania).

I feel like the studios have wanted to break the back of the theater companies for a while anyway. There are economic reasons why it is better for Disney to release seasonal shows rather than throw all the eggs in the basket of a major blockbuster movie that may bomb. Further, companies such as Amazon and Netflix are now stepping up and making theater-quality productions, but they started as streaming platforms and have always treated theaters as a secondary channel.

I am not a big theater guy and never was so maybe this is one area I am biased on because I don't really care if theaters go away. It costs me well over 100 dollars to take my family to see a movie now... kinda crazy. I can just buy the movie outright for 20 bux and nearly everyone has giant TVs or projectors at home now anyway.

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8 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

I feel like the studios have wanted to break the back of the theater companies for a while anyway. There are economic reasons why it is better for Disney to release seasonal shows rather than throw all the eggs in the basket of a major blockbuster movie that may bomb. Further, companies such as Amazon and Netflix are now stepping up and making theater-quality productions, but they started as streaming platforms and have always treated theaters as a secondary channel.

I am not a big theater guy and never was so maybe this is one area I am biased on because I don't really care if theaters go away. It costs me well over 100 dollars to take my family to see a movie now... kinda crazy. I can just buy the movie outright for 20 bux and nearly everyone has giant TVs or projectors at home now anyway.

How many kids u have :whistle:

No I get your reasoning but imo there's enough theater lovers like me to keep it going . Nothing beats the BIG screen 

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Theaters were in secular decline pre-covid so it’s not surprising to see many of them fail. I rarely went to the movies in the first place so no big deal for me but I understand how many loved it.

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I haven’t been to a theatre to see a movie in 25 years. I have teenagers too and they both couldn’t care less if they go to a theaters or not. They’re fine with Netflix, Disney plus, etc. 

Thats not something we ever missed in all this. We have been to the drive-in in Mendon and the one down in North Smithfield. 
The shut down has affected my wife the most. She and her sister go to a lot of live music events so that’s been tough. We also have season tickets to the Hanover Theatre Broadway series. That came to a halt. Supposedly the season starting in September at the Hanover is planning on a full season. We got our renewal notice and there was no mention of restricted capacity.

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