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  1. You missed the point of the thread -- the self-centeredness and selfishness referred to was that of an individual who felt he/she did not have to get the vaccine -- rather just wait until "herd immunity" was achieved.
  2. We were getting dangerously close to a political discussion here - so I’d like to thank you for redirecting towards commentary about how wildlife moves about.
  3. I wonder if statisticians will ever come up with the answer. How many people per million will suffer serious side effects from a shot vs. the number of people per million who will suffer serious effects from COVID if they avoid the shot? Of course, it is important to follow up - and suspend use of a vaccine if side effects like blood clotting result; but at the end of the day it is important to recognize that there is no such thing as a sure thing, so accepting the risk of some side effects may ultimately make sense.
  4. Actually, most stops are not "all day". Typically you get off the ship by close to ten AM and need to be back on board usually before five PM. Sure, you can do one or two things while in port -- but you do have to pick and choose.
  5. It is unfortunate the the foul-up in the Baltimore facility has put a big dent in the J&J product---- and that a number of US states are seeing a new surge - apparently the "UK variant". What is really sad is that some local authorities are calling for more vaccine (which will take weeks to show impact) rather than tightening down venues. It is pure political cowardice -- they would prefer to blame vaccine shortage to taking politically unpopular steps.
  6. Some us prefer controlling our "tech" to being controlled by it. You do not have to carry the devices at all times - or even leave them always on. A competent dinner host/hostess (or parent) makes it clear that devices are NOT welcome at the dinner table.
  7. Does it depend upon what is in the cup? If you were preparing for a colonoscopy would you be happier that you had at least forced down half of your citrate of magnesia than you would be if you still had a half cup of you life-giving first morning coffee to sip?
  8. I am not convinced it attains the level of irony.
  9. What ??? You think DeSantis might be operating with a view to his political future rather than in response to the mandates of his moral and ethical core?
  10. Of course not -- and I would never cruise to the Caribbean for a day at St. Thomas. My point was that, if you are in the Med, there are beaches worth visiting.
  11. You might — if you ever saw Myrtos on Kefalonia. — or St.Paul’s on Rhodes.
  12. I was born and raised in NYC and worked there for several decades. Sure, most places named are in/near NYC — but I do not have to live right next to everything - just within reach. For example: I do not have a supermarket right next door (and actually prefer it that way - I sure would not want to be next door to international airports or baseball stadiums, for that matter.)
  13. I suppose a person without interests can feel bored anywhere. I am within fifteen minutes of a beach and where my boat was moored; about an hour from Yankee Stadium and Citi Field; an hour and a quarter from Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, and New York’s museums; maybe 90 minutes from a couple of casinos with show venues, and ocean beaches on the south shore of Long Island, and two hours from some of the best ski slopes this side of Aspen. I might agree that the “worst thing” about Connecticut is the weather. It rains some time, we get a few inches of snow in the winter,
  14. The virtual balcony kind of reminds me of that Arnold Swarzenegger (sp?) movie - Total Recall - where a virtual travel agency (Rekall) would “plant” a memory in your brain so you could “remember” a trip you could not afford to make in real life. Think how much money and vacation time you could save if Carnival Corp. would run with this one.
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