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A GOOD ghost from the past; how nice in these hard Coronatimes

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A GOOD ghost from the past; how nice in these hard Coronatimes

Post by Caprimaniac » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:47 pm

Hello, guys- and girlies if any...?

Sitting at home spending time alone With my dog ALL DAY LONG, this Whole week, I did experience a good moment this eveneing while watching WHEELER DEALERS (13 /s13) Camaro II "Pro street".

Who other than JOE SHERMAN himself was in that show... Really cool to see the guy in person. And he did follow a good principle- Mike offered him to put a "Joe Sherman Racing Engines" on the crate- engine Mike was gonne purchase feom a big Warehouse instead of buying from him (8.10 weeks wait), anf Joe said "No, I'd rather not...."

Although I have watched car shows on TV for years, I never saw this episode. Always something You've missed....

Just had to put it up here.

Have a good nght.

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Post by Belgian1979 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:51 pm

So you're confined to your home as well. Same here.

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Post by enigma57 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:05 pm

Howdy from Texas!

SITREP Harris County, Texas and the greater Houston area.......

Hope you are all well there. I'm better than the other day. Still weak and trying to get lots of rest. Sometimes feel a bit wobbly but better, all in all. Cheryl, the kids, grandkids and great-grandson and their families are all doing well as far as I am aware. Cheryl and I will be e-mailing and calling all of them this weekend to touch base and see if there is anything we can help them with.

On the vaccine...... The Israelis seem to be close to having one and there are a couple in the works here as well. The Israelis have a shorter, less bureaucratic testing and approval process than do we, so I believe they will have the first one ready for distribution......

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/20 ... ccine.html

There is an existing medication...... Chloroquine, which is an anti-malarial drug and is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This seems to help those with the Wuhan coronavirus. It is being evaluated just now. Hasn't yet been approved for use against the virus, but is in clinical trials. President Trump has said that he will take executive action to allow doctors who want to prescribe this medication for those affected with the virus to do so whilst the clinical trials are ongoing.

The local St. Paddy's Day parade was cancelled last week (in fairness, we never had an Orangeman's parade here, but if we had of, it would be cancelled as well). All dining areas of restaurants and all bars are closed here (anyone who wants booze will have to go to a liquor store or grocery store that sells it if they can find one that has any left) and restaurants are doing only take out, drive through or delivery (if available).

No public gatherings over 10 people. All churches and synagogues are closed (some of the larger ones have video that parishioners can tune into), schools closed, all courts are closed, trials and jury duty are suspended. Some grocery stores have taken to allowing only 20 people at a time to come in and have asked them to maintain a distance of 6 ft. between themselves and others even in the checkout line.

This past evening, Cheryl and I were on our way home from picking up a few things at the store(s). It was getting late, so we went through the drive through at Burger King. When we arrived at the window, the cashier was wearing a mask and gloves. I handed him a $20 bill and he freaked out a bit. When he had regained his composure, he put our change (both paper bills and coins) in a plastic tray that looked as if it had at one time been used to catch moisture under a refrigerator and squirted some sort of sanitizer on the change. Then he shoved it out the window.

I had to grab the tray and pluck the wet money out of it. The tray of course was not sprayed on the outer side I had to pick it up by and I remarked to Cheryl, 'Gee...... I wonder how many people have put their hands on this thing?!?' Thankfully, he handed us our meal in a brown paper bag and didn't squirt the bag. Oh, I realize he was only trying to do as he must have been instructed by management...... But it was rather surreal.Cheryl had some Clorox wipes in the car and as soon as we got away from the window and into the parking lot, we used them on our hands and wiped down the steering wheel and all dash knobs, shift lever, emergency brake lever, etc. Then we drove home and had our burgers.

Sporting events (football, basketball, baseball, soccer) both professional and otherwise have been curtailed. Several players have come down with the virus so the leagues have voluntarily shut it all down until further notice.

Tests are just now becoming available for those having symptoms. Tents have been set up and medical staff in masks and hazmat suits are administering tests to people who wait in long lines for hours in their cars and drive up. Its only for those already exhibiting symptoms, though.

Items in grocery stores and drug stores are either in short supply or non-existent due to panic buying. The highly partisan media here seem dead set on continuing their misrepresentations in order to cause panic, tank the economy and the stock market and unfairly 'spin' everything they can to make the President and the current administration appear in a bad light.

My G-d...... If people believed the lies these people have put forth over the past 3 plus years, they would conclude that our President is the anti-Christ! When the truth is that he is simply a man who loves America and is doing all he can to make our nation strong and prosperous and great again as once it was. And he has had to fight not only the opposition party but those in his own party who would rather have lost the 2016 elections than lose control of 'their' party...... Not to the President...... But to us...... The American people!

Frankly, the media have become so over the top with this nonsense that a great many people here no longer believe much of what they say. They have recently taken to repeating the Chinese communist party line rather than telling the truth about the virus and that was the final straw for Cheryl and myself. We have switched them off except for when the President makes a public address and takes the media's impertinent questions as he has every day since he declared a public emergency.

My apologies for saying so much about the media propagandists. But as you may imagine...... Those of us who know the truth have had about as much of their lies as we care to hear. Ever.

Stay well and safe and know that you and your families are ever in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Best regards to all,

Harry and Family

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Post by Caprimaniac » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:50 pm

It's like a ghost-town over here, too. No pubs, no bars open.... People getting afraid; øocke themself in and take no visitors.

For People living alone, even more isolation.....

It's scary stuff- 740- something People died in Italy last 24 hours.

Luckily I have a garage With a car and an engine sitting, sp I have something to work on.

Supposed to not leave Your county, which means I can't (but i do...) wisit my workshop.

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Post by shoedoos » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:11 pm

OP.....got a link to that episode?

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Post by Belgian1979 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:34 pm

Caprimaniac wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:50 pm
It's like a ghost-town over here, too. No pubs, no bars open.... People getting afraid; øocke themself in and take no visitors.

For People living alone, even more isolation.....

It's scary stuff- 740- something People died in Italy last 24 hours.

Luckily I have a garage With a car and an engine sitting, sp I have something to work on.

Supposed to not leave Your county, which means I can't (but i do...) wisit my workshop.

Stay safe, everyone.
Yep they were taking out the dead people out of the cities in Italy with Military convoys.

Wife works on intensive care in a local hospital. Already 4 elderly died there. I dare not visit my mother and her friend.

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Post by TEROL » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:28 pm

Where I live, a small coastal New England town, it is always slow in the winter. I see little to no change. It is 12 miles to the nearest supermarket. Once there you see no difference until your inside. Even then pretty normal until you pass the tissue isle....empty. What an odd sight, almost movie like.
I keep busy with projects, building models and display cases for them, overdue home improvements , yearly garage/workshop cleaning, a V-8 ranger project and whatever else comes along. Going to the mailbox is our only excitement. I hope everyone keeps their mind sharp and stays well and hopefully we can get back close to normal soon.

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Re: A GOOD ghost from the past; how nice in these hard Coronatimes

Post by turbo camino » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:39 am

Isn't there a subforum for this stuff?
DON'T PANIC

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Post by Caprimaniac » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:24 am

shoedoos wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:11 pm
OP.....got a link to that episode?
No. Linear TV.... It said episode 13, series 13. So if that’s correct, youll find it easily.
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Post by Caprimaniac » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:30 am

turbo camino wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:39 am
Isn't there a subforum for this stuff?
Well. There’s no tech, so you’re correct.

However- posted this because Joe Sherman. Not corona. But corona mentioned.

Camking will moderate if needed. I very seldom look in other subforums, so posting here comes first to mind.
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Re: A GOOD ghost from the past; how nice in these hard Coronatimes

Post by tjs44 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:47 am

I keep a pic and a video of Big Joe in my phone.Miss the old guy.He built me a few pontiac engines.Tom

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Re: A GOOD ghost from the past; how nice in these hard Coronatimes

Post by camaro/holland » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:01 pm

You sure? S13 E13 is a Mercedes. E15 is a second gen, but pro touring style...

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Post by 406shark » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:33 pm

camaro/holland wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:01 pm
You sure? S13 E13 is a Mercedes. E15 is a second gen, but pro touring style...
lol

I looked too. Without luck.





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Re: A GOOD ghost from the past; how nice in these hard Coronatimes

Post by GARY C » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:17 pm

Here is some tech data to keep the thread here "Human Life has a 100% mortality rate and no one says a word" but your worried about the C-19?, what part of the data or you cherry picking, who is influencing you to do so and what can we learn about data research while we fearfully sit at home?
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Re: A GOOD ghost from the past; how nice in these hard Coronatimes

Post by Circlotron » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:34 am

TEROL wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:28 pm
Going to the mailbox is our only excitement.
Pfffft...
I put the rubbish bin out last night.
Life in the fast lane!

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