Monday Open Thread

Happy New Month !

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  1. swanspirit says:

    Happy August, Denise, and everyone! Supposed to be a beautiful day today, hope it is for all !❤🌻

  2. elliesmom says:

    Happy Monday! And that means it’s VDH day at American Greatness.

  3. lyn5 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      In response to this:

      • mcnorman says:

        Not unusual…our city uses very old data and dumps it on the local pravda to disseminate.
        I will have to say that the mexi stations are apoplectic when it comes to deciphering and disseminating current info.
        According to TGP

        “Florida and Delaware reported a huge increase in deaths on Friday because they dumped old data into the totals.

        Some of the deaths Delaware reported on Friday were actually from May 2020 and last month.”

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      They have cut back on how frequently the covid data is reported and updated so now the weird dumps skew even more.Not to mention they are no longer tracking outbreaks in long term care facilities. That did not scare enough people. So now claiming huge upticks in inpatient care. And they are still reassigning people because cases, deaths and hospitalizations were often reported by facility location and not place of residence. They are basically play8mg a shell game.

  4. Myiq2xu says:


    I am suffering from a bad case of dishpan hands/hand eczema/dermatitis. My hands are cracked and very sore.


    • Somebody says:

      What do you have on hand? Do you happen to have some coconut oil? How about aquaphor? Argon oil? Any oil? Do you have any gloves? Cloth gloves are better. You need to apply some type of moisturizer and then put gloves on and let your hands soak up whatever you applied to them. If you have a couple of hours Do so now, but be sure to do it overnight.

      I wish you lived closer because I’m drowning in skin care products. I bought basically one or two of everything for my radiation. I’ll never have dry skin again🤣 If you were closer I’d drop off a care package.

      Give us a list of moisturizing items you have on hand.

      • Somebody says:

        BTW, if you are looking to buy stuff I really like tri-derma products. They have an eczema product and a dermatitis product, I own both but haven’t tried them. I have tried their radiation cream and their rapid healing cream.

        I’ve used their rapid healing cream for years on my middle granddaughter. When the weather turns cold she gets eczema patches on her face and the rapid healing cream gets rid of them in one or two applications. Works great for dry skin, cracked elbows, etc.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        On hand:
        KY Jelly

        What moisturizer should I buy?

        • elliesmom says:

          I get contact dermatitis from a lot of things, and my doctor recommends something with cortizone in it. The grocery store sells something called “Cortizone-10”. It comes in different iterations like excema, insect bites, etc, but I use them interchangeably. No matter which one I happen to have, it works for dermatitis, red ant bites, winter dry skin, etc. If you’re getting the rash from the personal care you’re giving your mother, you might want to try Balm-X multi-purpose healing ointment. It’s good for both chapped hands and as a personal care ointment. I know Walmart carries that. ❤

        • Gram Krakka says:

          Try some Bag Balm. Recommended by bovines, goats too.

    • helenk3 says:

      What is the best hand cream for dermatitis?
      CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream

      The hands are a common site for eczema flare-ups. This therapeutic formula from CeraVe is a moisturizing cream that protects and soothes inflamed skin and reinforces the skin barrier. Along with many lotions on this list, it’s recommended by the National Eczema Association.

      • mcnorman says:

        It is one of the best creams to use.

        Also Klown…whatever you try, you can place a wee bit into a plastic baggie and microwave it to warm. Once you have a comfortable temp, place your hand inside the plastic baggie. Works great when you are sleeping, but ten minutes is very soothing no matter what you use on the skin.

    • lateblum says:

      I use a hand cream called “Skin Crack Cream” made by Quantum Health from Eugene, OR. I get it at a “natural health” store. The website is
      I’ve given it to others who also have similar dry and cracked skin issues. They have said it helped tremendously.
      Also get gloves to wear when you are cleaning, doing dishes, or any other task that gets your hands wet. 💕

    • votermom says:

      KTE has terrible eczema. Her derm has just forbidden her from using anything except Vanicream and vaselube

    • votermom says:

      Also she can only use the free & ckear type of laundry detergent, no fabric softeners or dryer sheets

  5. helenk3 says:

    pain medicine for menstrual cramps. PMS as an excuse for bad behavior? birth control pills and the anxious wait for pregnancy results?
    you could sell tickets to watch this act

  6. lateblum says:

    Remember when TehOne said,
    “I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money,” (BHO, 4-28-10)

  7. Mt.Laurel says:

    The flowers are always beautiful and soothing but today’s pick is just sooooooo perfect for August. 🌻

  8. Somebody says:

    Well crap, covid just claimed someone else we know. One of the managers of our credit union. She’s worked there for decades, started out as a teller. She ran the branch at the FAA center for years. She always gave my youngest a handful of lollipops, when youngest was diagnosed with leukemia she’d give hubby bags of lollipops to take to her.

    One of hubby’s former co-workers just let us know she passed away this morning. I hope she didn’t suffer.

    • lateblum says:

      I’m sorry. That really is crappy.
      This morning on FOX, a doctor they were interviewing said that,
      “If you aren’t vaccinated, and haven’t had Covid, you WILL get the Delta variant”.

      I have real difficulty staying positive about not getting the vaccine. Hearing this makes me quake in my boots. BUT, I got so very sick from my last flu shot, that getting an experimental vaccine – that isn’t really a vaccine – is too scary for me.

      • Somebody says:

        Make sure you are stocked up on the supplements in the EVMS protocol and take them. Hopefully of you do get it the prophylactic supplements will ensure a mild case. Severity is tied to vitamin D and magnesium levels

        • lateblum says:

          Thanks, Somebody. I’ve been following the EVMS protocol religiously since January. Maybe I’ll increase the D and magnesium I take daily. I just stocked up on more zinc on Saturday. Trying to take care of myself is work 🤪. It’s a good thing I don’t have kids at home any more. lol
          I’m trying to set up cataract surgery (finally yay!!) but the health system I’m in is so large that if I don’t get the scheduler to answer the phone, I have to leave a message and wait. So far, 3 messages in a week and she never called me back. I finally got her on the phone this morning. We set a date and then she set me up for the necessary pre-op Covid test 7 weeks AFTER the surgery date. I’ve been on the phone with the lab and with the hospital voicemail nearly all day trying to undo her mistake.

          How are you feeling these days?? I think of you all the time

          My cousin in CT just began chemo again 12 days ago. She used to be on oral meds, but they’ve changed to using a port and going into the hospital for 3-5 hours at a sitting. It doesn’t seem very positive having to go from oral meds to that. She has several cancers and I’m concerned for her.

        • 1539days says:

          I’m not caught up myself. What should I be taking now as far as vitamins and so forth?

          • Somebody says:

            Vitamin C
            Vitamin D
            B complex
            Quercetin (zinc ionophore)
            Low dose aspirin unless contraindicated like you are already on blood thinners

            Protocol also includes melatonin, I think 3mg for prophylactic, 6 if symptomatic I think. I personally don’t take melatonin, but studies show a lower incidence of covid in those that take it even if their spouse gets covid. They give it to covid patients in the hospital because it somehow blocks some aspect of covid. You take it at bedtime.

            Some people add probiotic and there are some studies

            Also studies on omega 3, EVMS gives that to covid positive patients

            Pepcid AC is added if you’re covid positive too

            I personally add elderberry since it keeps viruses from replicating, but elderberry causes a cytokine reaction in some people don’t know if that includes you so proceed with caution.

          • 1539days says:

            Ironically, the one supplement I do take is melatonin. I usually take it in very low doses to sleep longer than 3 hours.

      • elliesmom says:

        Everyone, vaccinated or not, will eventually get covid. The virus will continue to mutate, and as it does, it will get more transmissable and less deadly until a variant arises that isn’t deadly enough for a pharmaceutical company to put money into creating a vaccine that works against that variant. Like has happened with the corona virus we call the “common cold”. Who would spend the money to develop and who would take the risk of getting a vaccine every six months to ward off the sniffles? The Delta variant is already showing signs this is the path the virus is taking. The time to get the vaccine is when the fear of getting covid is stronger than concerns about the vaccine. That’s different for everybody. If you get to that point, you’ll know it, and then it’s your decision.

        • lateblum says:

          Thanks, em. You’re right, of course.
          I just have to learn to turn off the tv. It’s actually what I’ve been doing all along, but this morning was different. I think I’m letting my nerves about the cataract surgery – despite having requested it several times – get to me.

          • elliesmom says:

            I think members of the medical community (not the government stooges) are trying to ease us into accepting covid is always going to be here, but not in a strength that’s going to kill millions of people every year. The hype that the vaccines were going to eradicate it was just that- hype.

        • 1539days says:

          I’d bet 250,000 people would die from the flu every year if a vaccine wasn’t available. Already it’s 40,000 with a vaccine.

  9. Somebody says:

    Senator Lindsey Graham of SC just revealed he has tested positive for covid and is experiencing flu like symptoms. He is fully vaccinated.

  10. Dora says:

    • lyn5 says:

      Ef the Demzis!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      we have a couple board members that hang with the swamp crew and they have been calling for another lockdown in the fall. The rest of the board members are mostly koolaid drinkers but even they have had enough. They want to see family. have real holidays. get the kids back on track with their education (as well as one can with all the stupid stuff being taught instead of the Reading, writing and arithmetic) . . .

  11. Mothy67 says:

    So if the delta is so much more contagious then why aren’t we hearing about explosions in prisons? Are they all vaxxed?

    • lyn5 says:

      Didn’t the ruling class make enough money last year?

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        They did not manage to close down every small business, force almost all of the work force into unemployment and completely empty every single bank account for anyone not on the approved elite list.

  12. swanspirit says:

    Transgender Weightlifter Knocked Out of Olympics Early After Failing to Register a Single Lift

    The first openly transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics is now out of any running for a medal.

    New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard, a man who identifies as female, failed to complete a single lift in three attempts Monday in the woman’s super-heavyweight category, according to Yahoo Sports.

    Hubbard, 43, who formerly competed as a man, failed to lift a 120-kilogram weight (about 265 pounds).

    Maybe, if you aren’t good enough for the Men’s Olympics, you aren’t good enough for the women’s, either. Or maybe, you don’t belong there in the first place.

  13. elliesmom says:

    I’ve fallen in love with Douglas Murray. He’s smart and witty. I think he’s someone I’d like to have dinner with every night and talk about the world. One small problem is he’s way too young for me. A bigger problem is he’s gay. But they’re only obstacles not barriers. 🙂

  14. swanspirit says:

    There is some excitement in our Ocean City this week. The White Marlin Open, is happening. A very big Blue Marlin has already weighed in at the scales.
    The purse is over 9 million this year, and covers all of the categories, of fish that qualify.

  15. swanspirit says:

    Mask-free Sweden nears zero daily Covid deaths as chief epidemiologist warns against ‘far-reaching conclusions’ about Delta strain

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Those crazy Swedes. When will they realize that practical is just not woke enough.

      loved this from the article:
      Reviled by the media for refusing to impose harsh lockdowns, Sweden’s less draconian approach to the health crisis appears to be paying off

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    h/t Angie thread

  20. threewickets says:

    There is no voting, there is no democracy, there is a Billary Rothschilds monarchy only. If there is a killer plague like “AIDS” over America, just make vaccinations compulsory. What is with the endless debating and fear-mongering and fake politicking in Washington? There is no real voting, there is no democracy. Why the non-stop noise-making? Just do it.

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