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[–]skeeter 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

heist is just another word for robbery.. you must not be a native english speaker..

Reading list on the S1 protein by infocom6502 in whatever

[–]infocom6502[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

stack for semi-related misc bio topics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telomerase_RNA_component

Home Depot plans to foil shoplifters with power tools that won't work if they're stolen by thefirststone in whatever

[–]eh-non-plus 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What is a heisty? Sounds rather feisty..

Go Woke, Go Broke. Race-baiting, America hating hammer thrower Gwen Berry finishes 11th out of 12 at the olympics by P-38lightning in whatever

[–]eh-non-plus 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Very bizarre situation in the 800m quals:

*On the last lap - you can see some dude from Qatar reach out and grab the jersey of the Polish dude, and then seconds later trip him up.

*Hundred meters later the same dude from Qatar goes down.

*Race finishes, announcers say Pole has to finish if he wants to appeal (as in if he was deliberately pushed down) and sure enough he goes to finish

*He passes the guy who tripped him up, hand slap, as he continues to finish

*Other guy doesn't finish

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[–]filbs111 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It has some sense in that it could be a little faster at the checkout.

Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women by loma in whatever

[–]filbs111 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

https://elamerican.com/cuomo-and-the-golem-of-metoo/

Is the Metoo golem out of control? Or being directed? I guess a bit of both. Modern ladies working for that party genuinely see through their new eyes a long past "you look nice today" as some kind of assault, but also, given they can't save him now, the system wants to offload as much other baggage through him as possible.

Go Woke, Go Broke. Race-baiting, America hating hammer thrower Gwen Berry finishes 11th out of 12 at the olympics by P-38lightning in whatever

[–]filbs111 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not an expert, but imagine she'd acheive similar results without whatever fashionable idpol, but stands to earn far more money through sponsorships etc with it.

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[–]HiddenFox 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I can see it going beyond this. 1st gen for the stores, 2nd generation will link the tools to your phone so that no one can steal them on you.

All along they will be collecting you usage data and selling it off to say....IRS. IRS will be like "hey, Joe carpenter here sure is using his tools alot on the weekend but it says here he only work mon to Friday.... better check to see if he's got a little something going on on the side...

Go Woke, Go Broke. Race-baiting, America hating hammer thrower Gwen Berry finishes 11th out of 12 at the olympics by P-38lightning in whatever

[–]soundsituation 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Poles are doing great these games.

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[–]thefirststone[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good point. Their employees walking away with power tools aren't the sharpest tools. But the company still blames the customer.

This shit will probably work well unless the employees can activate their stolen tools themselves. But then the store will be able to see more are activated than sold.

Meanwhile, I can still get non-playskool tools from Ace, DoItBest, and niche tool shops (which can also repair tools, and keep their shit in stock).

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[–]skeeter 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

when shoplifting becomes more profitable than being a carpenter or plumber.

when a basic hammer or screwdriver costs more than a used car.

when the economy breaks.

when nobody can afford to sit around and spend time in a forum.

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[–]skeeter 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

smart criminals dont steal from home depot, their products are way too heavy and bulky.

i prefer diamond heists, fuck the power drills.

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[–]Zapped 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

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[–]thefirststone[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They already do usher tools from locked cages to the register in some locations, I've read. That requires employees, which are expensive and scarce when construction is booming from low interest rates.

Basically, this is automation of their manual security systems. I don't blame them for replacing those tattooed idiots with robots.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

make everything illegal, and then only enforce the law to remove competitors.

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[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Much simpler just to lock the tools up in the store.

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[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This would be relatively easy to bypass, except that the BT authorization might be located on a board along with the battery management and other "smart" (integrated) technologies. If the BT device was separate and inline, you just clip a couple of wires and put in a wire nut to hotwire it.

Much simpler just to lock the tools up in the store. If you want one, they take it to the register and you buy it.

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[–]yetanotherone_sigh 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

They already do this at some locations. In my location, the actual item is located in a locker below the display. If you want it, you get an employee, he gets it out of the locker and carries it up to the register for you. You are not allowed to touch it until you paid for it.

This isn't rocket science and it does not require bluetooth. This whole premise is silly.

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[–]skeeter 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

cuz its the phone company?

Home Depot plans to foil shoplifters with power tools that won't work if they're stolen by thefirststone in whatever

[–]Zapped 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Why part-time and not full-time?

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[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Hadn't even thought of that.

There's really nothing to stop trolls from driving past workers and shutting down equipment. Because the bluetooth is intended to be a security feature there's no physical way of enabling or disabling it externally. They would need an in-store device to wireless fix the problem.

Home Depot plans to foil shoplifters with power tools that won't work if they're stolen by thefirststone in whatever

[–]HiddenFox 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Bingo! That it, "Opportunity". Like the smart fridge it's pointless but people see and it and somehow think it will be better. Your bluetooth enabled drill will not be cheaper I can assure you of that.

But we are all thinking if this in the wrong context. Everyone else is talking about hacking passed the bluetooth. I propose this scenario.

It's a hot August day, as you walk down the street you see the despair on the faces of you local tradesmen. Sweltering in the heat you approach the youngest teamsters with a proposal. For a mear $20 you have the ability to temporarily "disable" the equipment, presenting an opportunity for an impromptu beach day! A little free time.e for them, a quick $20 for you. Win win! Ransomeware 2.0

Home Depot plans to foil shoplifters with power tools that won't work if they're stolen by thefirststone in whatever

[–]filbs111 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's a nasty solution. Why not do it like they do with CDs, etc? Take the box (possibly containing a deactivated item) to the till, someone brings the real functioning item from the back room.

Home Depot plans to foil shoplifters with power tools that won't work if they're stolen by thefirststone in whatever

[–]AnarchySpeach 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Reminds me a little of how some communist countries make everything illegal, and then only enforce the law to remove competitors.

It's ridiculous that they think simply adding a wire or rope around the product will scare away customers. The dude buying a chainsaw, that deals with the idea of being crushed to death on a daily basis as a lumberjack, will not care in the slightest if they have to ask an employee to take a rope off. The target customer for Home Depot are people buying construction equipment, hammers, nails, balancing on a ladder to paint, and lots of stuff that could cause injury. I highly doubt their light bulb department is the thing keeping them afloat.

There's no way installing bluetooth is the cheaper option compared simply tying stuff down. This feels like somebody high up in the company has a brother that works in a chip factory making bluetooth and saw an opportunity to make some extra bucks.

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[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is a shrinkage issue, they pay shit wages and get shit employees

The REAL Reason why i DO NOT WEAR A MASK? by skeeter in whatever

[–]eh-non-plus 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Do you turn me on?

Download ADB, Fastboot - Android SDK Platform Tools by skeeter in whatever

[–]package 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That is 100% going to be malware it's using "superfiles.co" for hosting. Got to say this is the first time I've ever seen a malware site specifically aimed at developers with so much effort taken to make it look legit.

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[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

While this will stop most shop lifters it won't stop them from selling them online at a discount to people smart enough to bypass the on/off switch.

Creating another black market hierarchy. I wonder it that's part of their plan.

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[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The thieves worked hard to steal them so they won't want to break the tools open to jailbreak them because it might ruin the warranty. /s

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[–]skeeter 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

i have a friend that used to work part time at the phone company.

Americans Desperate For A New Political Party - The Jimmy Dore Show by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The wealthy have us too fractured to ever form a third party.

Download ADB, Fastboot - Android SDK Platform Tools by skeeter in whatever

[–]skeeter[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

somebody on the "internet" is looking for a volunteer to download the above file or files. no compensation. no reward. just down load the file.

The REAL Reason why i DO NOT WEAR A MASK? by skeeter in whatever

[–]skeeter[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

dammm... the bitches be mackin on me everwhere.

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[–]IkeConn 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

IT people in Atlanta refuse to work for Home Depot. They have really bad reputation for expecting IT people to put in 65 or more hours a week or they are considered slackers.

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[–]Zapped 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Amen, brother.

I knew someone who could program the timing on a drag bike with a Gameboy. They'd have those tools jailbroken in a day.

The REAL Reason why i DO NOT WEAR A MASK? by skeeter in whatever

[–]eh-non-plus 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I come thru the mountains, I come thru the snow. I've seen every vantage, sullied every low. And now just a question, I'm sure you must know? I need a big payment, and don't make this slow.

My parents forced me to get the covid vaccine by Solus in whatever

[–]ActuallyNot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Every day we have a few vax-related deaths in a country with about 6 millions vaccinated.

Curious...

Which country?

How are the deaths attributed to the vaccine?

Which vaccine?

Australia has had about that many vaccinated, mostly with AZ, which is less safe than the mRNA vaccines, and has only had 2 vaccine related deaths.

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[–]AnarchySpeach 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

power tools that won't work unless they're properly scanned and activated at the register via Bluetooth technology. If a thief managed to smuggle a power drill out of the store without paying, the drill simply wouldn't turn on.

Effort and Cost.

While this will stop most shop lifters it won't stop them from selling them online at a discount to people smart enough to bypass the on/off switch.

I do find it a little funny how they say this is their best solution that avoids hurting their brand.

Defects will happen. A tired a employee won't scan it right. Now there's a person on the job trying to use a tool that won't turn on. He makes a post online about it. Other people chime in with similar experiences. Other brands are recommended. Then somebody will post a youtube tutorial about which wire to disconnect to bypass the bluetooth. That video gets removed for "piracy" or some made up reason.

Sounds more and more like John Dear hell every day.

Can't wait for the anti-right-to-repair people to start screaming when customers start taking their broken power tools to someone like Louis Rossmann who can "fix" their tools for $5, instead of going back to the store to have it be turned on.

I'd rather pay $5 to have the bluetooth safeguard removed at a small tech shop than disabled at the store who couldn't do it right the first time.

And all of this because the store doesn't want to hurt their brand image by tying things down ffs.

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[–]chadwickofwv 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds like they are degrading the tools to prevent theft. I will not buy degraded tools. In fact, I will not buy a power tool that has bluetooth built in.

This Short Film Is Written Entirely By AI by skeeter in whatever

[–]hydr0lyze 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Still a better story than Twilight.

My parents forced me to get the covid vaccine by Solus in whatever

[–]Basghetti 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Doesn't dandelion root give you the turbo shits?

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[–]AcceleratedWallops 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I guess not. What is this in reference to?

My parents forced me to get the covid vaccine by Solus in whatever

[–]AcceleratedWallops 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sure buddy

My parents forced me to get the covid vaccine by Solus in whatever

[–]H3v8 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pine needle tea (care to pick the right pine-needles).

You can buy it in capsules from the local pharmacy store.

My parents forced me to get the covid vaccine by Solus in whatever

[–]H3v8 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I take it you were fortunate enough to not know anyone who died of covid. You should not downplay the health risks.

I knew people who caught a cold and were basically left without medicine so they would eventually die of "covid".

My parents forced me to get the covid vaccine by Solus in whatever

[–]H3v8 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The mRNA vaccines have complications in fewer than 1 in a million.

That would mean there would be a death per million of vaccinated. Every day we have a few vax-related deaths in a country with about 6 millions vaccinated. That proves your statistics are in need of adjustment.

i JUST GOT DIAGNOSED WITH COVID AND I CAN BARELY BREATHE. by factchecker in whatever

[–]H3v8 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You should donate some to the government so that they can conduct research!

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]H3v8 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Did you try a warm bath? It's better than nothing.

Americans Desperate For A New Political Party - The Jimmy Dore Show by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

[–]GST893 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's time to change the game, not the players!

This Short Film Is Written Entirely By AI by skeeter in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A better story than Hollywood's been putting out lately.

i am starting to get pissed off. by skeeter in whatever

[–]skeeter[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

very nice.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks, totally forgot about that stuff. I think I have a tube of it around here somewhere.

Biden looks to have federal government provide lawyers for migrants at border by smar in whatever

[–]ShalomEveryone 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Illegals first, citizens last.

Shalom

✡️

i am starting to get pissed off. by skeeter in whatever

[–]ShalomEveryone 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds like someone was watching clips of The Wire on YouTube.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]thefirststone 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Try arnica salve or tea (externally). It's on the shelf at pharmacies or as dried plant parts in "ethnic" groceries. A miracle on bruises and injured muscle and tendon.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This seems against site policy, but you might have found a grey area loophole. I've found a few myself.

i am happy to pay big reward. by skeeter in whatever

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Make it ketamine and I'm in!

i am starting to get pissed off. by skeeter in whatever

[–]Zapped 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnzlbyTZsQY

2 chatbots having a conversation.

Americans Desperate For A New Political Party - The Jimmy Dore Show by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Zero Credibility from politicians, media, big pharma, big military, etc etc
I will never play their stupid fucking games . . . I will not vote (D) or (R)

i am starting to get pissed off. by skeeter in whatever

[–]skeeter[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

If you see the cops heading this way, just whisper "one time" and we will get rid of any evidence.

i am starting to get pissed off. by skeeter in whatever

[–]skeeter[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I am busy now.

i am starting to get pissed off. by skeeter in whatever

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why the delay?

i am happy to pay big reward. by skeeter in whatever

[–]eh-non-plus 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

bitcoincash - qqhc8smh2s3ngqz8gndqt585dtgel53725wx6flrne

bitcoin - 1CVVFt6PGpjueo6AwufFrDmitb7fELm734

i am starting to get pissed off. by skeeter in whatever

[–]Zapped 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's like the sting operations where both the drug sellers and drug buyers are all undercover cops.

i am happy to pay big reward. by skeeter in whatever

[–]fschmidt 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Someone from the FBI will gladly take you up on your offer.

i am happy to pay big reward. by skeeter in whatever

[–]skeeter[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

i will ship to your residence or place of business TEN POUNDS OF HEROIN OR CRACK for one half of one dogecoin.

serious players only.

i am happy to pay big reward. by skeeter in whatever

[–]P-38lightning 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Dogecoin is where it's at, bro. Get with the times.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I think I learned about them from my chiropractor brother, or before he even became one, as I've had back issues almost 30 years.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

She tried to massage it but even a light touch was too much last night. That was weird. It hasn't spasmed today so far so I've been working the area lightly with a roller. It's tender but nothing feels out of the ordinary.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I never knew they were called that, but those are handy. I should do them more.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]skeeter 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

DIRNK SUM WISKY ENN SMOK SIM KRIK.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]swordofdamocles42 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Friend see if you can find CBD patches, online. they are amazing for this type of pain.

:D

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Do the McKenzie stretches do anything for you?

They help me.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]Zapped 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Try doing a pushup and see if that side is weak. Do you have to sleep in a certain position to get some comfort? If it is a herniated C-4/C-5 disc, they may give you anti-depressants to get some sleep. I couldn't sleep for more than an hour at a time until the Meloxicam started working. I was able to get by without the anti-depressants, though.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]Zapped 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It took Meloxicam a week or two to kick in, but it really helped. I also did stretching exercises a few times a day that helped. The only lingering effect is a weak triceps; the middle one. I had to build up my other ones to get back to full strength. I waited two weeks to see the doctor because I thought it was just a pulled muscle. If I had gone to the doctor sooner, I may have saved that muscle.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]socks 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]roguecanine 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

How are you doing now??

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]roguecanine 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What are the odds, same shit, last couple days, left shoulder. Turning head to the left is hard. I would go swimming if I could, that I think would have helped with relaxing muscles.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]Basghetti 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

If the ibuprofen is helping at all, I would just keep a steady flow of fluids and chill for a couple of days on a ton of movement. Did your wife feel around the area and make sure there's nothing out of the ordinary?

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I'm getting enough sodium based on previous food logging, a little too much but not extreme, and I do take magnesium sulfate because I have a low magnesium intake and epsom salt is just what I have on hand.

This is nosey as hell, but what color is your pee?

Nah, I appreciate you helping. It's a pale yellow.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]Basghetti 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Are you getting enough magnesium and sodium? This is nosey as hell, but what color is your pee?

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[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I have a potassium chlorate salt substitute (NuSalt). I have to be careful though because I'm on Benazepril and Metoprolol, they retain potassium.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

That's good advice, I did that earlier even with the beer although I know it's not ideal. My liver feels in pretty decent shape these days, no pains, and I don't pour quite so much vodka down my gullet as I once did.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]Basghetti 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Low sodium spicy V8 is relatively high in potassium. However, be sure that you're not dehydrated first. If you've been piledriving fluids, look into the V8.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]Basghetti 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

When you're not drinking, you could pop 4 x 200 mg ibuprofen for the pain. Your liver probably needs a bit.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, well shit, that's what I get for assuming. Heart attack was the teledoc's first concern and it makes sense. I didn't think about a herniated disc at all since it wasn't that close to the spine.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]Zapped 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Not where I was going. I had a herniated disk in my neck a while back and the biggest and first symptom was pain and spasms in my shoulder blade. It progressed to a dead triceps muscle and those mildly numb three fingers.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Fat fingered it.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I'm not having a heart attack, just a muscle spasm, no worrying symptoms, but I appreciate the concern.

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]Zapped 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

How's your neck and arm? Are your triceps and thumb, index, and middle fingers numb or tingly on the same side?

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]Zapped 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Did you approve your own post?

My back went out by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

[–]AmericanMuskrat[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Quinine, as found in tonic water, would probably help too. That's some 1950s medicine. And OJ, since it has more potassium than a banana, and magnesium.

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[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Note to self: never let the good guys or bad guys know you are carrying a firearm and never stick your neck out during a mass casualty shooting.

Vaccine mandates will backfire. People will resist even more. by zoka in whatever

[–]GST893 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You're goddamn right we will! Freedom of choice is far more important than your perceived safety. You don't want to catch a cold? Stay home!

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[–]Brewdabier 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I have enough food, water, ammo to last a year. I saw trouble coming long ago.

Sheriff expresses 'grave concerns' over fatal shooting by deputies captured on video by zoka in whatever

[–]Brewdabier 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Cops tried to get the fool to drop the knife, he wanted to be shot.

My son was killed by a park ranger. Qualified immunity means I may never see justice. by zoka in whatever

[–]Brewdabier 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's called Psychological projection, criminals use it all the time.

My son was killed by a park ranger. Qualified immunity means I may never see justice. by zoka in whatever

[–]Node 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He clearly refuses to cooperate with the ranger, saying "no" to the request to turn around. At that point, he's still just challenging the ranger, but he apparently began to physically fight the ranger when he tried to take him into custody.

At that point, the shoot became justified. Whatever that kid was thinking was pretty dumb. The family is trying to pretend he didn't physically attack the ranger, but it appears he did.

Notice how they don't interview the witnesses who were right there?