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Old 11-17-2023, 07:12 AM   #4481
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,,,I know someone who needs new tires and their dog needs a visit to the vet; the money would have been better spent. ,,,.
I'm more of a direct help guy myself.
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Old 11-21-2023, 01:28 AM   #4482
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TIL I have:
1. Chronic complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament.
2. Horizontal longitudinal tear of the medial meniscus posterior root, horn and body.
3. Horizontal tear of the lateral meniscus anterior horn and body.
4. 1 cm chondral defect of the lateral femoral condyle.

This time in 2017 I was about to get surgery on my ACL on my left leg.
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Old 11-21-2023, 12:28 PM   #4483
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TIL I have:
1. Chronic complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament.
2. Horizontal longitudinal tear of the medial meniscus posterior root, horn and body.
3. Horizontal tear of the lateral meniscus anterior horn and body.
4. 1 cm chondral defect of the lateral femoral condyle.

This time in 2017 I was about to get surgery on my ACL on my left leg.
Today I will learn if the above hurts...
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Old 11-21-2023, 12:30 PM   #4484
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I'm more of a direct help guy myself.
Is that 'direct help myself guy'?
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Old 11-21-2023, 12:33 PM   #4485
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No good deed goes unpunished. Well, I already knew that. It's just that lately I have been getting reminders. I hope that I am still around next year when there is a request for donations and I get to point out that my $1,000 (rounded up for expenses) went without so much as a simple thanks. I know someone who needs new tires and their dog needs a visit to the vet; the money would have been better spent. I don't expect anything in return for passing on my good fortune. I would like some indication that it helped out.
What kind of 'indication'? Dog showing gratitude by pooping on your carpet?
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Welp, good thought. I remember driving my daughter to the junk yard to pick up front end pieces for the car she wrecked and let her figure out how they went on, then tossed her a spray can of primer to finish the job.

However, with the granddaughter, I would be embarrassed to cart her up to the auto shop to show her how to ask them to install a new battery -

Oh, lemmie me alone - I'm old and lazy and reverse into things.
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Old 11-21-2023, 01:17 PM   #4487
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Is that 'direct help myself guy'?
Well, that too, but no. I tend to give money directly to where I see it's needed, and is maximized, local organizations, etc.
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Old 11-21-2023, 01:26 PM   #4488
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Well, that too, but no. I tend to give money directly to where I see it's needed, and is maximized, local organizations, etc.
Good for you. I have on occasion bought sandwiches etc for the guys I see rough sleeping outside my local tube station (Oxford Street). Funny story (read embarrassing), I decide one lunchtime to get them some fresh fruit, so bought bags of apples.. handed them out, only to be called back by one bloke, he handed them back to me, telling me that he couldn't eat them as he had no teeth..

That day I learned that I have a lot to learn!!

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Old 11-22-2023, 06:21 PM   #4489
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Today I will learn if the above hurts...
TYL it hurts. A lot!
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What kind of 'indication'? Dog showing gratitude by pooping on your carpet?
High School Band. My daughter played in the band and was a drum-major as well 25 years ago. Figured it was a worthy cause. My dog poops outside, but she makes me pick it up.
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In 2006, the pop culture publication Radar Magazine called the lab set one of "the 10 most dangerous toys of all time, ... exclud[ing] BB guns, slingshots, throwing stars, and anything else actually intended to inflict harm", because of the radioactive material it included (it was number 2 on the list; number 1 was lawn darts).

The professional journal IEEE Spectrum published a more-detailed review in 2020, discussing the kit in the context of the history of science education kits and safety concerns. It described the likely radiation exposure as "minimal, about the equivalent to a day’s UV exposure from the sun", provided that the radioactive samples were not removed from their containers, in compliance with the warnings in the kit instructions.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published a brief article on the web, which featured Voula Saridakis, a curator at the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) hosting a detailed video tour of the Atomic Energy Lab components. She concluded by saying that the kit failed to sell because of its high price, and not due to any safety concerns at the time.

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Always wanted to pay with one when I found out abut them in the 90's as a kid.
But I did get to play with lawn darts.
Threw them as high as we could for fun. Not to dodge them just for height.
Found them in my parents shed. I was 3-4.
As accident prone as I was at that time, I'm surprised I didn't get hurt.
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Old 12-10-2023, 11:55 AM   #4493
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But I did get to play with lawn darts.
Threw them as high as we could for fun. Not to dodge them just for height.


In 5th grade I sent a kid to the hospital accidentally when I clocked him in the head with a metal horseshoe at recess. It was his fault, he bent over to pick up a horseshoe just after I let one go that was right on target. He had to get 5 stitches.

I had lawn darts, but we rarely played with them. We never thought of them as dangerous though.

Then again, one of my gangs' favorite pastimes was playing chicken with a bow and arrow. We used a standard longbow, a target arrow and a large circle. Arrow was shot straight up in the air by each player while everyone stood in the circle. Shooter got points for landing the arrow in the circle, and for everyone that ran out of the circle. Anyone could get bonus points for catching the arrow without it touching the ground. Person with the most points after each round won.
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When I was a kid we had a nice, flat area between our house and barn, where my younger brother and I often played. One day when we were ten or eleven-ish years old, while he was riding his bike, I picked up a stone and aimlessly threw it as high as I could.


I remember my horror as I watched my little brother ride directly underneath it. I lost my words and hopelessly screamed, "Aaaaaahhh!" Nailed him right smack in the top of his head. I feel terrible about it to this day.
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