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Name: Dalton Ivey
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Hometown: The Outer Banks
Home country: USA
Current location: Minneapolis, MN
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I am not sure if this is the proper place for my post but...

I have just returned from CONvergence, the annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror convention held in the Hyatt Regency downtown. It was a lot of fun and everyone was glad to be out and about. It was a fully masked event as well as requiring full and current inoculations per CD guidelines. This event is one of the things I really like about being here in the Twin Cities.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Sun Aug 14, 2022, 07:28 PM (6 replies)

I do not handle pain well.

That means any pain, but especially physical pain. Now, thanks to a stupid bike accident, I am having issues with doing anything in life as well as sleeping because the only time this shoulder really goes off is when I lay down. I am having to sleep propped up, which I am not accustomed to. I was finally able to get an MRI after a failed attempt last Thursday due to the issue I mentioned. (Getting that MRI requires laying down with the shoulder in a prop. It was agony the first time, but the doc gave me some strong stuff and I practically was a zombie in the doughnut this time.) I will find out just what has happened on Tuesday. It might be a torn rotator cuff, which would require surgery and would pretty much immobilize me for just under a year. I doubt I can do this without more strong meds and I hate those things, but I hate pain even more. Not to mention the fact that they may try to suspend my use of medical cannabis, which is why I am not freaking out as I type this. (Well, keeping it to a low grade freakout is what it is doing, but this is really fucking with me and I don't know what to do.) We are not in a good position for this, should my insurance or my auto insurance (in this state, I am covered as a driver of my bike as well as my car). I already expect the premiums to go up and that may be bad as well. Thanks Federal Government, specifically SSDI, for letting me end up like I have. That is what I get for believing all that propaganda I got in school. I still kick myself for falling for it.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Sun Jul 31, 2022, 10:52 AM (11 replies)

It never rains, but it pours.

So, I was riding my bike yesterday morning when a lady pulled out in front of me and I hit her. I am okay for the most part, but there is going to be bills for all that medical treatment as well as repairing her car. I have nothing. So, even though I loathe asking for charity, it seems I have little choice in this matter. No, I am not sure who is actually falls under the 'blame' umbrella, and we are trying to get some legal help on this matter. Of course, yet again, being un-wealthy means I am in that second tier as far as getting real justice and/or assistance. This is what I get for trying to stay healthy. And people wonder why I am a cynic.

I know nothing about GoFundMe or any of that, so I will have to post the link once I figure it out. Thanks for reading this.

Oh, I forgot to say that I am really struggling to sit and type now, so please be patient.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Fri Jul 15, 2022, 04:32 PM (10 replies)

McConnell Says Labor Shortages Will End When People Run Out Of Stimulus Money

For over a year, lawmakers and businesses have been bemoaning how they can't find workers.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered his own theory as to why at an event in Paducah, Kentucky, on Tuesday.

"You've got a whole lot of people sitting on the sidelines because, frankly, they're flush for the moment," the Kentucky Republican said. "What we've got to hope is once they run out of money, they'll start concluding it's better to work than not to work.


https://www.businessinsider.com/mitch-mcconnell-labor-shortage-end-people-run-out-stimulus-money-2022-7

That's right. As soon as those lowly peons stop trying to act like they are human beings, we can get back to the levels of exploitation we had before the pandemic. Just let them all run out of money and they will be crawling back. After all, nothing is more important than money. NOTHING. And, if you say otherwise, then we will have to have a little talk with you. We can't have anything interfering with the top money hoarders making even more money!



That racist turtle is evil. There is nothing else that explains him. And, he is not alone.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Tue Jul 5, 2022, 07:30 PM (20 replies)

In the movie 'Joker', the lead character goes on a talk show.

And, in the crescendo of that scene, he says, "What do you get when you cross a mentally ill loner with a society that abandons him and treats him like trash? I'll tell you what you get! You get what you fucking deserve!!"

And, he is absolutely 100% correct.

Why do I feel the same way? (BTW, I am not going on a killing spree. I will just sit back and watch the consequences of that statement play out. Because they will.) Our society does not give one rats ass about anyone who does not play their game. And our society will pay for it. I only wish I could be there when it happens. I deserve that much at least.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Sun Jun 5, 2022, 01:29 AM (5 replies)

FRAK!!

Well, I am not doing well at all. I had an appointment to do a followup with a cardiologist. I had a complete brain fart last Wed. as my brain had decided that the appointment was on that day. I drove over there and had the desk person tell me that I was wrong. So, the appointment was today. I decided to grab a nap around 1:30... and slept through the entire thing. I was supposed to be getting my atorvastin and my metoprolol renewed. They keep going back and forth as to whom is supposed to be prescribing them. Typical bureaucratic shit over things that should not be this difficult. I am slowly becoming such a burden to my spouse. This is untenable.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Tue May 10, 2022, 07:51 PM (17 replies)

New Mexico GOP leader Kimberly Skaggs, family accused in straw donor scheme

Source: Las Cruces Sun News

LAS CRUCES – Last week, the executive director of the state Republican Party was accused of using a shell company to funnel campaign contributions in a special congressional election last year.

Kimberly Skaggs, named in the Federal Elections Commission complaint, is a Las Cruces resident who ran for state Senate in 2020 and later assumed leadership of the Doņa Ana County GOP.

Also named in the complaint is her husband, Joseph Skaggs, an elected member of the Doņa Ana County Soil and Water Conservation Board; and Teryl Jay Skaggs.

On Saturday, Kimberly Skaggs issued a brief statement responding to the complaint: "I want to assure you that these claims are false and that I have done absolutely nothing wrong."

Read more: https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/new-mexico/2022/04/27/new-mexico-republican-leader-kimberly-skaggs-family-accused-straw-donor-scheme/7445408001/



Of course you haven't, Kim. The Republican party is the very essence of ethical.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Mon May 2, 2022, 10:35 AM (5 replies)

So, who else has been re-reading the 'Foundation' series with more dread than normal? (n/t)

Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Sun Apr 17, 2022, 08:08 AM (4 replies)

I had a thought.

Does anyone remember the very first photograph that they ever took? I still have mine...



This was taken at Jamestown, VA in 1974. My class had gone on a field trip to the site and my mother had given me the only camera we had, which was her Kodak X-15 Instamatic. (We were about poor and this was an amazing thing. Not only did she let me take the camera, they bought a roll of film for me to use.) The entire roll, excepting this image, came out blurry. (I was ten at the time, so not a surprise.) I have no idea if the Jamestown site even looks like this anymore. But, I thought that I might start the ball rolling. How about the rest of you? Do you remember your first foray into photography? Do you still have it? Share yours now!

Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Tue Apr 12, 2022, 09:04 PM (9 replies)

Words cannot express how touched I am at all the hearts I have received.

So, I won't use any!

Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Tue Feb 15, 2022, 10:54 AM (0 replies)
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