• Halloween

    From The Millionaire@VERT to All on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:34:24
    I guess because of COVID-19, Halloween will be cancelled this year, am I right? It's what I heard.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 14:00:31
    Re: Halloween
    By: The Millionaire to All on Tue Oct 13 2020 11:34 am

    I guess because of COVID-19, Halloween will be cancelled this year, am I right? It's what I heard.

    Heard from who? I've heard of people still doing things for Halloween. I don't think there is a central authority who decides whether or not Halloween is canceled. I've heard of people planning to leave candy on a bench at the end of their driveway for kids to pick up while trick-or-treating.

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Nightfox on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 14:17:35
    Re: Halloween
    By: The Millionaire to All on Tue Oct 13 2020 11:34 am

    Heard from who? I've heard of people still doing things for Halloween. I don't think there is a central authority who decides whether or not Halloween is canceled. I've heard of people planning to leave candy on a bench at the end of their driveway for kids to pick up while trick-or-treating.

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    Well because up here in Canada, COVID-19 is still rampant at the moment. Even Thanksgiving was limited to immediate family only no extras were allowed to be invited.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 15:40:41
    Re: Halloween
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Tue Oct 13 2020 02:17 pm

    Well because up here in Canada, COVID-19 is still rampant at the moment. Even Thanksgiving was limited to immediate family only no extras were allowed to be invited.

    Same in the US. I'm sure many people will try to be careful and safe this Halloween. I haven't heard it's canceled, just recommendations on being safer (similar to family gatherings for Thanksgiving there, etc.).

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  • From BlaZ@VERT/PNLTYBOX to The Millionaire on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 14:56:45
    Re: Halloween
    By: The Millionaire to All on Tue Oct 13 2020 11:34 am

    I guess because of COVID-19, Halloween will be cancelled this year, am I right? It's what I heard.

    $ The Millionaire $

    You're wrong.

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  • From kf5qeo@VERT/KF5QEO to Nightfox on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 16:11:01
    Re: Halloween
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Tue Oct 13 2020 02:00 pm

    Halloween is canceled. I've heard of people
    planning to leave candy on a bench at the end of
    their driveway for kids to pick up while
    trick-or-treating.
    so what is to stop kids from pouring all the candy into their bag and taking off?
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Nightfox on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:52:14
    Re: Halloween
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Tue Oct 13 2020 02:17 pm

    Same in the US. I'm sure many people will try to be careful and safe this Halloween. I haven't heard it's canceled, just recommendations on being safer (similar to family gatherings for Thanksgiving there, etc.).

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    Definitely no parties for sure. That is guaranteed.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to kf5qeo on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:39:21
    Re: Halloween
    By: kf5qeo to Nightfox on Wed Oct 14 2020 04:11 pm

    Halloween is canceled. I've heard of people
    planning to leave candy on a bench at the end of
    their driveway for kids to pick up while
    trick-or-treating.

    so what is to stop kids from pouring all the candy into their bag and taking off? John Guillory

    I saw someone post that they're going to make bags of candy that kids can take. I guess it's an honor system where kids should just take one bag. Also, he said he'd be sitting at his front door, so I'd assume he'd be watching.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to kf5qeo on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 20:02:00
    kf5qeo wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Re: Halloween
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Tue Oct 13 2020 02:00 pm

    Halloween is canceled. I've heard of people
    planning to leave candy on a bench at the end of
    their driveway for kids to pick up while
    trick-or-treating.

    so what is to stop kids from pouring all the candy into their bag
    and taking off?

    A proper upbringing would be one thing.



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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to The Millionaire on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 20:03:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Same in the US. I'm sure many people will try to be careful and safe this Halloween. I haven't heard it's canceled, just recommendations on being safer (similar to family gatherings for Thanksgiving there, etc.).

    Definitely no parties for sure. That is guaranteed.

    You don't actually believe that, do you?



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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to kf5qeo on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 22:00:00
    John,

    so what is to stop kids from pouring all the candy into their bag and taking off? John Guillory

    Fifty years ago, when we lived in Florida...my Dad would send my
    brother and I out for candy in the neighborhood. This was LONG BEFORE
    you had to worry about these idiots tampering with the candy, lacing
    them with toxic drugs, razor blades, etc.

    We'd canvas the neighboorhood, and bring home bags full of candy.
    He would sort through what we brought home, and set aside what he
    wanted to himself. What he didn't want, he gave to our Mom to give
    out to the rest of the kids...and send us back out to get more candy.


    Daryl

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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Gamgee on Thursday, October 15, 2020 20:01:00
    On 10-14-20 20:03, Gamgee wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    Definitely no parties for sure. That is guaranteed.

    You don't actually believe that, do you?

    Actually, that could depend on where in the world you're talking about. Right now, the number of visitors allowed in a private house here is very limited (5 I think - haven't really taken much notice, because we don't have many visitors). Down in Melbourne the restrictions are even more severe. What that means for Halloween is a little uncertain though, because there is a possibility of some change in restrictions between now and Halloween. However, there is more scope for small outdoor gatherings.

    Interestingly when asked about this, our state Premier didn't know what Halloween was, which I was a bit surprised at, because most people in Australia know what Halloween is, even if they don't observe it.

    I do foresee some easing of restrictions - partly because it's needed on economic and mental health concerns, and partly because the contact tracing systems are now finally getting to the level they can rapidly respond to and contain outbreaks, even while a significant number of people are moving around, going about their daily business.


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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Tony Langdon on Thursday, October 15, 2020 07:42:00
    Tony Langdon wrote to Gamgee <=-

    On 10-14-20 20:03, Gamgee wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    Definitely no parties for sure. That is guaranteed.

    You don't actually believe that, do you?

    Actually, that could depend on where in the world you're talking
    about. Right now, the number of visitors allowed in a private
    house here is very limited (5 I think - haven't really taken much
    notice, because we don't have many visitors). Down in Melbourne
    the restrictions are even more severe. What that means for
    Halloween is a little uncertain though, because there is a
    possibility of some change in restrictions between now and
    Halloween. However, there is more scope for small outdoor
    gatherings.

    Yep, OK, I hadn't taken that aspect into account. Where I am
    (southeastern USA), there aren't many restrictions, and I can
    promise you there will be (large) Halloween parties going on. Not
    that I'll be attending any, as I quit caring about Halloween at
    about the age of 12.

    Interestingly when asked about this, our state Premier didn't
    know what Halloween was, which I was a bit surprised at, because
    most people in Australia know what Halloween is, even if they
    don't observe it.

    Interesting.

    I do foresee some easing of restrictions - partly because it's
    needed on economic and mental health concerns, and partly because
    the contact tracing systems are now finally getting to the level
    they can rapidly respond to and contain outbreaks, even while a significant number of people are moving around, going about their
    daily business.

    That's good news. Be careful out there.



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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Gamgee on Friday, October 16, 2020 19:24:00
    On 10-15-20 07:42, Gamgee wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Yep, OK, I hadn't taken that aspect into account. Where I am (southeastern USA), there aren't many restrictions, and I can
    promise you there will be (large) Halloween parties going on. Not
    that I'll be attending any, as I quit caring about Halloween at
    about the age of 12.

    We'll know more on Sunday, when the state government announces the next easing of restrictions, but I'm sure there will be no large scale parties. And yeah I don't get too excited about Halloween either.

    That's good news. Be careful out there.

    Yeah, let's hope for a steady progress towards "COVID normal". Good news is a couple of outbreaks don't seem to have spread further. Tomorrow's report will be key, as it will contain the results of more regional tests (which so far haven't shown any positives out of approximately 40% of the tests).

    They're now checking not only contacts of cases, but contacts of contacts as wel, and getting them to self isolate and test as well.


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to All on Friday, October 16, 2020 07:19:33
    I remember trick or treating back in the 70s and lugging home a garbage bag full of candy. Those were the good old days. *sighs*

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Daryl Stout on Sunday, October 18, 2020 15:52:10
    On 10/14/2020 8:00 PM, Daryl Stout wrote:

    Fifty years ago, when we lived in Florida...my Dad would send my
    brother and I out for candy in the neighborhood. This was LONG BEFORE
    you had to worry about these idiots tampering with the candy, lacing
    them with toxic drugs, razor blades, etc.

    We'd canvas the neighboorhood, and bring home bags full of candy.
    He would sort through what we brought home, and set aside what he
    wanted to himself. What he didn't want, he gave to our Mom to give
    out to the rest of the kids...and send us back out to get more candy.

    For the most part, the "tampering" of candy is/was FUD spread by the
    candy industry to push commercially made candy over homemade.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Tracker1 on Monday, October 19, 2020 09:13:00
    Tracker1 wrote to Daryl Stout <=-

    For the most part, the "tampering" of candy is/was FUD spread by the
    candy industry to push commercially made candy over homemade.

    Yeah, why eat an APPLE that someone gave you for Halloween when you
    could have a "FUN SIZED" candy bar instead?




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  • From Bob Roberts@VERT/HOVAL to poindexter FORTRAN on Monday, October 19, 2020 14:23:33
    Re: Re: Halloween
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Tracker1 on Mon Oct 19 2020 09:13 am

    Yeah, why eat an APPLE that someone gave you for Halloween when you
    could have a "FUN SIZED" candy bar instead?

    My parents were anti-candy so they would always hand out individually wrapped (factory sealed) bags of Planters peanuts that they bought from Price Club. Imagine handing out peanuts to kids today.... you'd have to include an EpiPen.

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  • From the doctor@VERT/QBBS to BOB ROBERTS on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 03:53:00
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    Re: Re: Halloween
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Tracker1 on Mon Oct 19 2020
    09:13 am

    Yeah, why eat an APPLE that someone gave you for Halloween when you could have a "FUN SIZED" candy bar instead?

    My parents were anti-candy so they would always hand out individually wrapped (factory sealed) bags of Planters peanuts that they bought from Price Club. Imagine handing out peanuts to kids today.... you'd have to include an EpiPen.

    I remember that horrible year when my parents made us collect money for
    Unicef instead of accepting candy. Dark days my friend.




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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Gamgee on Friday, October 23, 2020 08:40:32
    Re: Re: Halloween
    By: Gamgee to kf5qeo on Wed Oct 14 2020 08:02 pm

    so what is to stop kids from pouring all the candy into their bag
    and taking off?

    A proper upbringing would be one thing.

    It's too late for that.

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to DaiTengu on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 07:34:29
    Well Happy Halloween this Saturday anyways guys. Hope you have a great time partying.

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to The Millionaire on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:59:45
    Re: Re: Halloween
    By: The Millionaire to DaiTengu on Tue Oct 27 2020 07:34 am

    Well Happy Halloween this Saturday anyways guys. Hope you have a great time partying.

    Not sure why this was addressed to me, but I'll bite.

    Parties are cancelled. my neices are sad, because people around here can't figure out how to wear a fucking mask and keep their goddamn distance from each other.

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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to The Millionaire on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 19:32:00
    On 10-27-20 07:34, The Millionaire wrote to DaiTengu <=-

    Well Happy Halloween this Saturday anyways guys. Hope you have a great time partying.

    Thanks, though it hasn't been a big deal for me since I was a kid.


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