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RE: Great Movie

Seen that, GMH. I agree, it was good.
mr. ed 05/07/21 10:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Great Movie

Caught another great movie on youtube the other day. I highly recommend “Tristan and Isolde”, if you like a historical action movie, taking place in England and Ireland during the dark ages. I didn’t catch any bad language, and action scenes aren’t excessively bloody. Excellent acting by all. Its available to watch free, but you may need to look around on the website a little to find the free version.
mr. ed 05/03/21 10:06am Around the Campfire
RE: Inconsiderate People

Sorry to hear of your experience, @Mr._Ed. I wish for you peace in that extended stay hotel, may the loud louts have their parties far from your digs. Every time I hear of such a tale of woe and intrigue, I'm reminded of how fortunate my bride and I are to live on our 25 acres in the middle of the woods, with the closest neighbor half a mile away and over the ridgeline. But entitled/inconsiderate behavior is hardly new. Sadly, it does seem to be more and more common. WOW, I can't imagine living on 25 acres! It might be so quiet, I couldn't stand it! :B
mr. ed 05/02/21 07:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: Inconsiderate People

Another issue I've had with noise sometimes has to do with dogs people bring with them to live in the room, although I can state noise from people has been more of a problem than dogs. I can recall having a neighbor at another hotel where I was living in Tucson at the time. He owned what looked like a husky. He would leave the animal in his room when he left for the day. All day long, the dog would let out a mournful howl with hardly a pause. At least, after the owner returned the howling would stop, but there was still a certain amount of annoyance hearing that dog all day long. But, as I said, people appear to be the main problem when it comes to making noise. I had only one occasion when a fellow RVer's dog was a nuisance, at an RV park in Elk City, OK. The owner(s) would leave the animal tied up outside their 5th wheel while they traveled somewhere in the tow vehicle, sometimes for a few days. So the dog was left outside all night, probably cared for by a friend in the park. The dog would constantly bark throughout the night. I finally got fed up one night and called the local police since there was no night manager. I guess they contacted the manager next day because about a day later, the offending RVer was gone.
mr. ed 05/02/21 07:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Inconsiderate People

In your case a call to facilities management or even 9-1-1 might be in order I understand, somwhat your issue. a combination of things moved me from full time RVing to an apartment. including worsening medical condition, though I'm still ambulatory I need to remain closer to some doctors than where I was in the winter last year. Yes, a call to the police would have been the next step. Fortunately the night manager was on the situation right away and the noisy group finally quieted down, although they got a few more licks in before doing so. The problem is you can’t pick your neighbors in an apartment situation, and these hotels aren’t too anxious to evict tenants. These extended stay hotels rely heavily on businesses who house their employees in these places on a temporary basis because it turns out cheaper for them in the long run rather than housing them in motels. Most of them are construction-type workers, and occasionally other types who need to relocate temporarily. Many of the construction workers are also very noisy, but usually only during the day. At least they have the decency to quiet down at night. I guess after a hard day’s work they need to let off steam. At least if you’re a full time RVer you can move your domicile out of a bad situation. Usually most RVers have respect for their fellows, Of course, exceptions exist, as noted by one respondent on this thread.
mr. ed 05/02/21 03:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Inconsiderate People

Yep, I agree with the above sentiments.It’s a situation that will no doubt worsen over time. Consider the rioters’ behavior we’ve seen on the news over the past year. These people had zero respect for their fellow citizens by trying to destroy entire towns. Most of them didn’t care about the reason why some were demonstrating. All they want is a chance to cause mayhem and loot various items from businesses. Just wait until the next police shooting! It’ll be all over the news again. :R
mr. ed 05/02/21 03:18pm Around the Campfire
Inconsiderate People

As some folks on this forum are aware, I found it necessary to leave full time Rving almost 7 years ago due to a sudden, unexpected change in my physical condition. I eventually wound up living at extended stay hotels, which offer handicapped accessible rooms as well as kitchen facilities. I had lived in apartments before Rving and swore to myself never to return to that lifestyle ever again due to encounters with problem neighbors. So here I am, out of necessity, living in an apartment condition once again. This morning (Sunday) at 3.00 AM I was awakened by a loud party taking place next door. There were so many people involved that many spilled out into the parking lot where they could be plainly heard carrying on. Being in a wheelchair, and basically defenseless, I don’t dare confront problematic people personally,as these people were evidently high on booze, and possibly drugs, totally oblivious to the ruckus they were making, and totally inconsiderate of the residents they were disturbing at such an ungodly hour. Fortunately, these extended stay hotels have staff on hand 24/7, So I called the night manager to complain about the noise (I wasn’t the first to call). So she came to the apartment and confronted the tenant, basically letting him know they would be evicted right away if they wouldn’t quiet down. I was able to hear the conversation. The tenant told her “We’re just having fun.” A typical attitude of some people today, who feel they can do whatever they want, regardless of how others feel. I take it as a sign of the times we\re’ living in, as evidenced by news reports of people carrying on in bad ways, feeling they’re entitled to do so. Just something we have to put up with at present, I guess. To any of you folks who are currently full time Rving, I say enjoy it as long as you’re able. To my mind, there’s no better lifestyle. Only rarely have I ever had any problems with fellow Rvers (a barking dog on one occasion, which was quickly remedied). Living in apartments puts you only inches away from potentially bad actors. If my condition ever improves enough, it’ll be back to full timing again, but to be truthful, I don’t think that’s gonna happen in this lifetime!
mr. ed 05/02/21 06:40am Around the Campfire
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

Here's a tested link that will work: Mayo Clinic Report on HFCS
mr. ed 04/24/21 12:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Just Testing aLink

test completed. All OK.
mr. ed 04/24/21 12:14pm Forum Posting Help and Support
Just Testing aLink

Just a test. No assistance necessary. Link test
mr. ed 04/24/21 12:13pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

I'm not necessarily a fan of HFCS but there are some some facts that need to be stated. First, the common sugar that we are used to is sucrose. Sugar cane, honey, maple sugar, etc. all contain sucrose. Sucrose actually consists of two sugars, fructose and glucose, that are chemically linked together. The linkage is split during digestion so you get your fructose anyway. Second, fructose and complex sugars containing fructose are far far far sweeter than any other sugar including glucose. If you want sweet, there has to be fructose. Finally, HFCS is made from corn starch (a polymer consisting of glucose units). The starch is chopped up to give free glucose. This is not sweet. The glucose is then treated with an enzyme that converts glucose to fructose and vice versa - you wind up with a 50/50 mix of the two sugars - the same as you would get by eating sucrose. My concern would be with whatever unknown contaminants might be added during the steps from starch to the HFCS. The study performed by Mayo Clinic found that the fructose found in HFCS is some sort of variant from the real stuff, and is harmful. I can’t provide a direct link here, so do a Google search on the subject and find Mayo Clinic’s information. :)
mr. ed 04/24/21 08:30am Around the Campfire
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

I'm brittle diabetic and High Fruitcose Corn Syrup is like poison to me.I think it is more than it being fruitcose as honey doesn't do the same things to me. I try to avoid High Fruitcose every time I am aware of it but it is in everything from breads, to hotdogs, to many hamburgers from fast food. One Drive In apparently washes their lettuce and tomatoes and pickles in the stuff plus it is in their meat and bun. I've been buying drinks in bottles that say pure cane sugar for folks in our group but they still have cut cabonization so much they are like syrup. but very seldom touch consume sugar knowingly..but it seems my bod reacts to diet drinks adversely too. They now use a different term in most instances "Natural Sugar" I think it is. Drinking lots of water, now and very seldom a diet drink even..but I crave them The high fruitcose corn syrup hits my bloodstream real quick and makes my feet and legs burn and it takes a lot of insulin and long time to get it back down. with the new contant meters with the sending unit in/on the skin I've got my A1Cdwon to 6.3 and one month 6.0. Don't think I allowed to mention brand. but that sugar may require me to monitor all day and inject more small does or large of insulin to get by glucose levels near normal. It is as if acid is in the stuff! What I’ve read in the info from Mayo clinic is the fructose in HFCS is a modified form that doesn’t mach the natural fructose found in fruits, thereby making it harmful. I urge you to see what they’ve said about it. Do a Google search on the health effects of high glucose corn syrup, as Bachelor mentioned, then scroll to Mayo Clinic’s findings. They are a highly respected organization, and I would take their findings seriously. Sorry I couldn’t provide a link here. I had the same problem as Bachelor in getting it to work. :)
mr. ed 04/24/21 08:23am Around the Campfire
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

If you removed all the products containing HFCS from the supermarket, about all you would have is an echo. My doctor put me onto the issue years ago and it has only gotten worse. For example, the cereal aisle had only a couple of products fit for human consumption but lately even those now have the filth. I agree with you about the cereals. I've given up on these cereals entirely and buy only hot cereal, such as oatmeal, which has no added sugar. However, I can't eat oatmeal without at least a little sweetening. For that I use a minimal amount of "Sugar in the Raw". It may not be much better than regular white sugar, but I still prefer that over a product containing HFCS. Several folks on this thread made an issue about some of the studies on HFCS being a little dated. That doesn't necessarily mean there isn't some truth in their findings. That being said, I'll continue to avoid HFCS where possible. i acknowledge that's almost impossible since usage of HFCS is so ubiquitous in many foods. If I ingest a little, so be it. Beats starving! :W
mr. ed 04/23/21 06:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

How did you end up doing new research and coming up with so many broken links??? Those links were copied and pasted from the original article. True, I neglected to check them out, but the original article made sense to me, not to mention my investigating various articles on food additives and safety of foods over the years. The original article was from the respected Mayo Clinic An interesting discussion could also take place concerning all the genetically modified foods we're ingesting, but that's a subject for another thread. (.:
mr. ed 04/23/21 06:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

I think you could apply similar arguments to a thousand other ingredients found in everything. Perhaps but when it's a "Pinch of ___ " (like the 10th ingredent on the list) v/s one of the top 3 as HFCS often is... makes a big difference, HFCS is used to replace sugar because of lower cost. there is no reason to use it at all and a whole lot of data to suggest the FDA should ban it entierly.. I call it a "Devil's brew" But then I don't often post on it any more as most of the research I have done, which by the way confirms most of the original post. was a decade or more ago.. I like to avoid it as well. Other products I avoid are the popular "maple" syrups, which are mainly corn syrup with artificial maple flavoring and color. So, if the corn syrup doesn't get you, the other artificial ingredients might. In this case, I splurge and buy real maple syrup. Sure, it's a sugar, but at least it's the real thing, and I feel better using. In addition, I only use a minimal amount. Some folks like to soak pancakes/waffles with copious amounts of syrup. When eating breakfast in a restaurant with a friend, I'd bring my own real maple syrup rather than use the artificial stuff that's served by the restaurant. My friends literal soak their pancakes with too much artificial syrup. Naither of them is in great health. :B
mr. ed 04/23/21 06:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

If you removed all the products containing HFCS from the supermarket, about all you would have is an echo. My doctor put me onto the issue years ago and it has only gotten worse. For example, the cereal aisle had only a couple of products fit for human consumption but lately even those now have the filth. I agree with you about the cereals. I've given up on these cereals entirely and buy only hot cereal, such as oatmeal, which has no added sugar. However, I can't eat oatmeal without at least a little sweetening. For that I use a minimal amount of "Sugar in the Raw". It may not be much better than regular white sugar, but I still prefer that over a product with added HFCS. Several folks on this thread made an issue about some of the studies on HFCS being a little dated. That doesn't necessarily mean there isn't some truth in their findings. That being said, I'll continue to avoid HFCS where possible. i acknowledge that's almost impossible since usage of HFCS is so ubiquitous in many foods. If I ingest a little, so be it. Beats starving! :W
mr. ed 04/23/21 05:58pm Around the Campfire
More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

I’m usually pretty scrupulous in trying to avoid any food products containing HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). Besides its ability to cause liver damage, I found a few more reasons why it should be avoided, which is easier said than done, since so many of our foods and drink contain this product. I usually check a product’s ingredients before adding it to my shopping bag, but made the mistake of not checking a jar of orange marmalade recently. After I used a little I finally looked at the ingredients. First on the list was HFCS. I used a little bit and threw the rest out. I’d rather take a chance with regular sugar instead, although I use very little when preparing my own foods. Listed below are some further dangers, such as mercury contamination (eek!): HFCS harms the brain as well as the body. One study out of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that consuming HFCS can actually destroy memory, slow mental function, and ultimately deteriorate brain performance in rats. Detectable levels of mercury have been found in some samples of HFCS. One study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a non-profit watchdog group, found that nearly one-third of 55 brand-name processed foods contained mercury. The toxic metal was found most commonly in HFCS-containing dairy products, dressings, and condiments. Mayo Clinic Report
mr. ed 04/23/21 07:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Great Movie

This thread was started by me quite some time ago. As long as it's still running, I'd like to make another recommendation, if you'd like a movie that has a believable plot, no foul language or gratuitous violence, this is it. The name of the movie is "The Cure". it can be found currently on youtube.com. Basically, the plot centers around a pharmaceutical company that is making billions from its manufacture of chemotherapy drugs. Someone in their employ finds a cure for cancer. which obviously doesn't please the company president, and you can imagine what follows. This movie will certainly hold your attention, guaranteed. :) '
mr. ed 04/22/21 02:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Obesity in America

Not all fats are bad, such as those that are vegetable sourced. There’s quite a bit of info concerning coconut oil, for instance, much of it positive, especially if it is processed properly.. I use coconut oil to grease a frying pan because of its high smoke point. It’s not a large enough amount to make any health difference, though. Fatty fish, such as salmon, are reported to be very good because of their beneficial fat.
mr. ed 04/19/21 08:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Difficulty Finding Adaptor

Adaptor arrived yesterday and works just fine with USB drives and wired mouse. I tried it with an external hard drive, but the iPad couldn’t handle it even with charger power applied. I expected that. Since I can only use my right hand its a little awkward plugging peripherals into the adaptor, but I get it done. :C
mr. ed 04/14/21 09:21am Technology Corner
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