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(05-10-2020, 09:09 PM)LurkerMike Wrote: [ -> ]You know CF, your supposed evidence about the Georgia Tech fight song might sound convincing to those who are unable to even utilize Google as a crude research tool.

You quote the Mine's newspaper in 2007 as your credible source, oh, not that that school paper would be biased or anything, right?

Let's just Google the search terms "ramblin wreck song history" shall we? Here I will do it for you:

https://www.google.com/search?q=rambling...e&ie=UTF-8

Why in the name of Baphomet are there pages and pages about Georgia Tech and that song and not a mention of Mines that I see?

Why is Google manipulating its search results to censor Mine's claims to that song?

Please show me some 3rd party established media source to back up your claim.

(05-10-2020, 08:00 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: [ -> ]It’s terribly ironic how the same people who hail the efforts of the “greatest generation” are the ones screaming the loudest, protesting in the streets about the government ignoring their constitutional right to get a haircut and go to the coffee shop.

Why don’t you spend a little of your surplus of time reading about historic moments, like the one we’re experiencing, to see how we managed and persevered.

What would Americans do now if the government rationed just one thing...gas.

Please quote me anywhere or provide any kind of evidence I was or ever was:

"screaming the loudest, protesting in the streets about the government ignoring their constitutional right to get a haircut and go to the coffee shop."

That's why you can't find the chest my friend, you make too much stuff up that doesn't exist.

I consider your lies about me to be a personal attack on my character.
Now you just look foolish...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technique_(newspaper)

And oh, I didn’t notice, were you hailing the efforts of the greatest generation?

That was directed at the people I saw protesting on TV. Was that you?
(05-10-2020, 09:23 PM)crazyfamily Wrote: [ -> ]Now you just look foolish...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technique_(newspaper)

And oh, I didn’t notice, were you hailing the efforts of the greatest generation?

That was directed at the people I saw protesting on TV. Was that you?

I overlooked the 2007 link you posted the first time or I would have figured out that was the GA Tech paper and would have accepted that just because GT owns the Google search results about that song, does not mean it was the first to adopt it.

Being a University of Georgia fan, (the UGA Bulldogs), this is most excellent news! I have evidence now that GA Tech was so lame as to steal their fight song from an older institution. Bwaahahahahaha! It was worth all of the embarrassment I had to suffer to obtain it!

Thank you for this information CF, I owe GFD an apology for my ignorance on this particular subject.

As for the rest of your crap, I have been both a federal government worker and a union thug for more than two decades. Not only do I have to continue to work 6 days per week, buy my work badge identifies me as essential which exempts me from quarantines, lockdowns, roadblocks, and any other government quasi-martial law government mandates as long as my agency is operational.

You might find me picketing on official union organized picket lines here and there, but never protesting at some kind of random protest no matter which side of an issue I might support.

So when you don't know me, especially know me like that, you are just being crazy when you make up false accusations to lie about me that I can promise you that you would not say to my face more than once.

I didn't attend any college until I was 25 and then for less than a year. I was briefly in the Mechanical Engineer program at Southern Poly Tech, "The Hornets" because Southern Tech was the "little sister to GA Tech created to feed engineers to the Lockheed Georgia plant where I worked at that time. Guy From Denver is actually a degreed ME, he finished, I didn't.

When I was 19 my best friend came home one weekend from the University of Georgia and we headed to downtown Atlanta to meet up with some of his friends also from UGA at a bar that night.

The drinking age was 18 back then. Firearms too, so yes I was carrying concealed since I had my legal Georgia Weapons License at that young age.

We parked a few blocks away in a free space we found and got lost on the walk back trying to find the bar. We took a shortcut down a dark alley. It's a good thing for trouble that trouble didn't find us that night. Instead, we heard music and saw a light projecting from under a door that was slightly ajar in that alleyway.

I grabbed the edge of that door with my fingertips and pried it open and walked into the light as if I owned the place as my friend followed. The music was loud and balloons and decorations were everywhere. It's a good thing he wasn't wearing any UGA paraphernalia because we had stumbled into a GA Tech Alumni fundraiser!

Now my buddy was getting cold feet, I mean we were in the middle of enemy territory surrounded by wealthy enemy forces. But then a nice lady asked us if we had received our raffle tickets as the raffle was about to start.

I said truthfully as Forrest Fenn might have, "We just got here. We are so sorry that we are late. We got lost on the way and almost didn't find this place." The next thing you know they were laying gift bags of GA Tech swag on us and giving us raffle tickets which included two free drink tickets each. We rushed over to the bar and grabbed a beer then looked around.

We were the only two there under 40 years old. Many were in their 60's and older. They were dressed semi-formal and we were dressed casually in the 1980's khaki pants with leather jackets look because it was the 80's. The next thing you know, we both won the top couple of prizes, mine was a weekend at the Peachtree Plaza hotel and I forgot what he won. We were swarmed with many nice smiling ladies being friendly, but none of them were less than twice our age and we had friends waiting on us and younger prospects to try our luck with. So we excused ourselves after we drank our second free beers.

We made a break for it and dashed on out of there out the side door we had come in. When we finally found our way to the right bar and met up with the group, my buddy explained we were late because we had raided the GA Tech Alumni party, won their prizes, drank their beer, and would have taken their chicks too if they would have had any... Smile Our tardiness was excused and our victory over the enemy camp was celebrated.

We might as well have been young Braves just back from raiding an enemy tribe, with many new marks to carve into our coup sticks and GA Tech "scalps" in the form of GT logoed knit caps to adorn them with.

You just can't imagine how juicy that evidence GA Tech stole their fight song rather than engineering their own among my circle of IRL friends will be. Again, well worth the embarrassment I suffered obtaining it. Thanks again for that CF!

It's how I am able to benefit from even my mistakes that makes me a dangerous Chase contender and sometimes an endearing entertainer as well.

Stay Crazy my friend.
Maybe you should do a YouTube channel. Surely there’s an audience for your material.
(05-11-2020, 12:31 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: [ -> ]Maybe you should do a YouTube channel. Surely there’s an audience for your material.

I was thinking up Chase material to do some shows on and I even bought the gear to do it. But I became such a big MEH and Smell the Sunshine fan that I just wouldn't want to do that to them.

I mean just look at their videos. The last thing I would ever want to do is harm their egos by making their videos look even better than they already do as compared to anything I could produce.

I could do some Chase comedy videos, but I don't want to tangle with Toby who has shut the best Chase comedy channels down over the years.

I could do a gun channel... here's my 10-year-old grandson helping break in a new SCAR 17 a few years ago, and don't be fooled about him exaggerating the recoil like a limp noodle. If he wasn't having fun he would not have continued. He was already proficient with the AR platform and this was his first time moving up to a .308 which is more than twice as powerful as a typical AR:

https://youtu.be/EI0WEDZ4dJ0

I wish I could find out who gave him that thumbs down. I mean who does that to such a fine young man? Pick on someone your own size!
Well, alright maybe a book then. Nothing says “look at me” like a chase book based on a failed solution.
(05-11-2020, 01:08 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: [ -> ]Well, alright maybe a book then. Nothing says “look at me” like a chase book based on a failed solution.

Dammit!

Stephanie would blow any such book I might attempt to write completely out of the water if she wrote a book about all of her solves and searches if she just stuck to the facts and didn't add any fiction or sour grapes.

Just those hundred give or take solves she searched. It would be okay if she said she doesn't remember some of the details about every solve and every search, and some details she is deliberately leaving out for various reasons because they could lead searchers into dangerous situations, because of legal or privacy reasons, or whatever.

She still has a lot to offer the searcher community both with her extensive veteran searcher experience, and the fact she was among the earliest searchers. It will be 8 or 9 more years before I am even close to that level, and that's if the Corona only ruins one search season for me.

But thanks for trying to help me find my place in the spotlight of the sun so that I can find a special place in the shade to relax someday.
(05-09-2020, 11:40 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: [ -> ]Now, Word-Burglar-Mike pulls out his little straw man dolly to try and downplay the impact of Covid-19 by illustrating how some people live well into their centenarian years.

Of course, the problem for the word-burglar is that if you level the field by comparing the numbers as a factor of the desired effect, then it’s not such a good argument.

1.3 million Americans tested positive out of 350 million. That is .0037 percent of the population. A very small number as a percentage. But the desired effect is 0 testing positive, so 1.3 million is a lot.

If the desired effect of Americans is to live to 100 years of age, then the odds are not so good. The current estimate of centenarians in the US is 93,927 which comes to .00026836 of the US population.

If you are 99 years old, odds are far more likely you will have covid this year than living to 100. Additionally, the CDC reported early in the pandemic that 80 percent of deaths from Covid-19 were patients over 60 years old.

Those are terrible numbers if you’re old. Stay safe, people, and stop listening to guys like LurkerMike.


Not only that, but even saying 1.3 million out of 350 million Americans tested positive is inaccurate, because all 350 million Americans haven’t been tested. We don’t know how many Americans have been positive, because not nearly enough testing has been done.


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And then there’s that.

But maybe too there are millions more Americans who are centenarians, but, like Eric Sloane, they lie about their age. Never know and the facts don’t matter. Anything to buttress a nonsensical response to a pandemic.
(05-11-2020, 07:15 AM)Mindy Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-09-2020, 11:40 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: [ -> ]Now, Word-Burglar-Mike pulls out his little straw man dolly to try and downplay the impact of Covid-19 by illustrating how some people live well into their centenarian years.

Of course, the problem for the word-burglar is that if you level the field by comparing the numbers as a factor of the desired effect, then it’s not such a good argument.

1.3 million Americans tested positive out of 350 million. That is .0037 percent of the population. A very small number as a percentage. But the desired effect is 0 testing positive, so 1.3 million is a lot.

If the desired effect of Americans is to live to 100 years of age, then the odds are not so good. The current estimate of centenarians in the US is 93,927 which comes to .00026836 of the US population.

If you are 99 years old, odds are far more likely you will have covid this year than living to 100. Additionally, the CDC reported early in the pandemic that 80 percent of deaths from Covid-19 were patients over 60 years old.

Those are terrible numbers if you’re old. Stay safe, people, and stop listening to guys like LurkerMike.


Not only that, but even saying 1.3 million out of 350 million Americans tested positive is inaccurate, because all 350 million Americans haven’t been tested. We don’t know how many Americans have been positive, because not nearly enough testing has been done.


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Mindy!

I doubt you actually read my words which are NOT accurately represented by CF's post that attempts to twist my words and the intent of my post on this subject.

Please read the words I actually wrote: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/chase/in...t3492.html

"As of May 8, 2020, some 1.3 million Americans out of some 350 million Americans have tested positive for the Coronavirus from Wuhan China.

That's some 0.37% of all Americans! People, this is serious!

0.022% of Americans have died of this virus, and most of them elderly so I, like most searchers, are concerned for all of those in the high-risk groups including Forrest and Peggy. They are in my prayers."

Please explain to me how that in any way, YOU, CF, or I, disagree on these points that I made FIRST other than someone's decimal point is off a little, but that is not really important to the issue that we agree upon, that the Corona is DEADLY SERIOUS to older people who we all love and cherish and fear for their safety in this horrible epidemic.

So how did that topic end up in this thread?

I'll tell you, because CF was trying to say that I said things I didn't say, and that I protested things I didn't protest.

When I am shown that I am wrong about something, I accept and embrace being corrected, and at least attempt to apologize for my errors to those I may have offended that I did not intend to offend. One cannot grow if one refuses to be corrected by the truth and insists on proceeding to continue in error and untruth.

Yes, apologizing is both a hard and embarrassing thing to do. But we endure that discomfort and those bruises to our own ego because we seek to be as righteous as we can be in spite of our inherent human flaws. This is because we love our fellow humans and because we love and respect our own self enough to have and apply the principals of Tough Love for and to ourself first.

Because we are humans, we have all been wrong before. And we will all be wrong again. But how we deal with being wrong when it is shown to us is a significant factor in determining our own morality, ethics, and character.
Your sincerity was apparently undermined when you cited all of these people living to 100. Additionally, the title of the thread, I Will Start Worrying About Fenn’s Health In 15 Years If I Am Still Alive, minimizes the threat to older Americans.

You’re saying that I misread your thread which was actually attempting to highlight the severity of the virus. If this is true, then my apologies to you.

That’s the trouble with your self-edited, self-published work.