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  1. Wow, what awesome compliments.  I am humbled.  Yes, I will pop in, but it's time to get caught up on my life.

    The main books is "Indigo Stars," with true, short stories, that hopefully have humor, and at the same time minister to the reader.

    The other one is a children's book, "Prince Tobias and the Burrfoots," about guinea pigs, with a story of hope, love and forgiveness.

    Another desire is to publish my deceased son's writings, "Robert," but will need help with finishing the typing.  It's very emotional for me to  type them and be in his head and heart.

    Love and huggers all around.

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  2. With a heavy heart, and after discussing this with myself for a long time, I have made the decision to retire from the forums and pursue my writing full time.  It has been one heck of a daily ride here this past 11 years, and of course, I will stop by on occasion to say hello.  You can still contact me through my email address at ~ Luminary888@att.net.

    Love and huggers all around.  :23:  :hug:

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  3. On 2/20/2020 at 3:37 AM, Crunch7204 said:

    I've tried Google searching and I can't find anything. From the interviews and stuff I read they are pretty much asked about the same thing regarding Frank's ability, how Chris was not part of season 2, and the unexpected season 3 renewal. Wouldn't it be best to rewatch the series first and come up with questions before attempting to contact them?

    As a suggestion, try using another search engine besides Google.  You'd be surprised at what they post and Google doesn't.  Here's the top 10 from Google, and naturally they put themselves on the top of the list.



    This thread is an interesting read ~




  4. 16 hours ago, Crunch7204 said:

    What were all of the overarching storylines of the show? They can be seasonal.

    - The Millennium Group's reaction to the end of the world.

    - The Polaroid Stalker terrorizing Frank and his family.

    - Frank's gift and Jordan possibly sharing it.

    - Jordan's illness and the angels.

    - The Legion arc and Lucy Butler.

    - The retconned Marburg virus arc.

    - Lara Means.

    - The Old Man.

    - The divisions within the Millennium Group.

    - Peter Watts and the "Baby in the Cooler."

    - Frank and Catherine's separation in season 2.

    - The season 2 storyline in which the Millennium Group was the reason Frank's life sucked.

    - Emma Hollis's father having Alzheimer's. I think "Closure" was good episode, but it definitely could have tweaked to have been an actual arc and developed further in season 3.

    - Emma proving herself to be a good FBI agent.

    - The more antagonistic role the Millennium Group took in season 3. I hated this as Frank was really unlikable in a good part of season 3 because of it.

    - The four episodes in which Frank and Jordan find closure after Catherine's death.

    - Ed Cuffle?

    - The Millennium Group's human experiments (This had been going on throughout season 3.)

    How do you find time to do all the research you share with us?  Do you sleep?  You amaze me.

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  5. Obviously the problem is Muzak is not an actual artist.  If it was Mark Snow music we'd probably have the track, but this music is just background.


    Muzak is a brand of background music played in retail stores and other public establishments. In 1981, Westinghouse bought the company and ran it until selling it to the Fields Company of Chicago, publishers of the Chicago Sun-Times, on September 8, 1986.

    I doubt if customer service (Mood Media) could help you considering how long it's been since the episode aired, but it might be worth a try.


    I tried Shazam, but it didn't recognize the music.

    The end titles say Jeff Charbonneau is the Music Editor, and Larold Rebhun is the Scoring Mixer, and Patrick Ramsey as the Sound Mixer, but no list of music tracks, nor was Muzak mentioned.

    I recommend contacting SadEyes.  He posts Mark Snow music every week, and there isn't much he doesn't know and might know more about Muzak's music on MLM.  Sorry I can't help with more info.

    Here's page 1 of his forum ~

    Here's the link to his profile page ~



  6. On 3/16/2020 at 3:27 PM, seesthru said:

    I was sick 4 times last year, or else I had on very long illness. There were times I was ready to call 9/11 because breathing was so very difficult.   If Covid is worse than this was, god help the sick.

    Hey, I'm with you.  I too was sick a few times last year, and I've had lung surgery, so I already live with a shortness of breath.  Maybe we had the beginnings of it and now we're stronger and more immune.  Here's hoping and praying that it's so.  God help us all.  The entire country is literally shutting down.

  7. 12 hours ago, Gotham Gal said:

    I wonder if I had Covid 19 as I was in Asia for the later part of last year and was laid up over the holidays with a flu like I'd never had.  Couldn't stop coughing and I hardly ever get coughs with these seasonal bugs, and definitely not like that. Thing was, this Covid-19 hadn't yet been identified in late December, so there was no test.  It lasted longer than I would've expected with an ordinary flu. Believe me, you self-quarantine just out of sheer exhaustion.Being young and healthy sure helps! Wouldn't want to spread it, but maybe I inadvertently did. Yikes.

    Same here last year, had a flu like no other, and mine also lasted longer than usual, especially the lingering cough.  I'm not young, and somewhat healthy, so getting sick is serious for me.  Maybe we did have it and now our immune systems are stronger against it, and getting it again.

    Covid-19 World Meter as of today ~

    Cases ~ 150,616

    Deaths ~ 5,618

    Recovered ~ 73,731


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  8. Marburg virus disease


    Human infection with Marburg virus disease (MVD) initially results from prolonged exposure to mines or caves inhabited by Rousettus bat colonies.

    Once an individual is infected with the virus, Marburg can spread through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids.

    The incubation period (the time that passes from infection to onset of symptoms) varies from 2 to 21 days.

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    Signs and symptoms

    Approximately 33% of people with influenza are asymptomatic.

    Symptoms of influenza can start quite suddenly one to two days after infection. Usually the first symptoms are chills and body aches, but fever is also common early in the infection, with body temperatures ranging from 38 to 39 °C (approximately 100 to 103 °F).  Many people are so ill that they are confined to bed for several days, with aches and pains throughout their bodies, which are worse in their backs and legs.

    Symptoms of influenza

    Fever and chills
    Nasal congestion
    Runny nose
    Sore throat
    Muscle pains
    Irritated, watering eyes
    Reddened eyes, skin (especially face), mouth, throat and nose
    Petechial rash
    In children, gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain (may be severe in children with influenza B)

    It can be difficult to distinguish between the common cold and influenza in the early stages of these infections. Influenza symptoms are a mixture of symptoms of common cold and pneumonia, body ache, headache, and fatigue. Diarrhea is not usually a symptom of influenza in adults, although it has been seen in some human cases of the H5N1 "bird flu" and can be a symptom in children. The symptoms most reliably seen in influenza are shown in the adjacent table.

    The specific combination of fever and cough has been found to be the best predictor; diagnostic accuracy increases with a body temperature above 38 °C (100.4 °F).  Two decision analysis studies suggest that during local outbreaks of influenza, the prevalence will be over 70%.  Even in the absence of a local outbreak, diagnosis may be justified in the elderly during the influenza season as long as the prevalence is over 15%.

    The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains an up-to-date summary of available laboratory tests.[36] According to the CDC, rapid diagnostic tests have a sensitivity of 50–75% and specificity of 90–95% when compared with viral culture.

    Occasionally, influenza can cause severe illness including primary viral pneumonia or secondary bacterial pneumonia. The obvious symptom is trouble breathing. In addition, if a child (or presumably an adult) seems to be getting better and then relapses with a high fever, that is a danger sign since this relapse can be bacterial pneumonia.

    Sometimes, influenza may have abnormal presentations, like confusion in the elderly and a sepsis-like syndrome in the young.

    Emergency warning signs

    Shortness of breath
    Chest pain
    Extreme vomiting
    Flu symptoms that improve but then relapse with a high fever and severe cough (can be bacterial pneumonia)
    High fever and a rash.
    Inability to drink fluids

    Signs of dehydration

    (in infants) Far fewer wet diapers than usual
    (in infants) No tears when crying.

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    These are 6 of the main differences between flu and coronavirus


    The World Health Organization has released a report outlining the differences between the flu and coronavirus.

    There are some obvious similarities: 

    They both spread by contact. Touching a contaminated person or surface and then touching your face is a surefire way to get sick. (It is also possible that Covid-19 can be spread via droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough or sneeze.)

    Many of the symptoms are similar: They both target the respiratory system, and in varying ways. Both cause fevers, tiredness and coughing. Severe respiratory cases can become pneumonia, which can kill. 

    This story is part of our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak.  You can also sign up to our dedicated newsletter.

    Here are six differences between coronavirus and the flu:

    — Coronavirus appears to spread more slowly than the flu. This is probably the biggest difference between the two. The flu has a shorter incubation period (the time it takes for an infected person to show symptoms) and a shorter serial interval (or the time between successive cases). Coronavirus’s serial interval is around five to six days, while flu’s gap between cases is more like three days, the WHO says. So flu still spreads more quickly.

    — Shedding: Viral shedding is what happens when a virus has infected a host, has reproduced, and is now being released into the environment. It is what makes a patient infectious. Some people start shedding the coronavirus within two days of contracting it, and before they show symptoms, although this probably isn’t the main way it is spreading, the WHO says. (However, one non-peer-reviewed article this week also suggests that coronavirus patients are shedding huge amounts of the virus in these early stages, when they have either no symptoms or just mild ones.) The flu virus typically sheds in the first two days after symptoms start, and this can last for up to a week. But a study in the Lancet this week, which looked at patients in China, showed that survivors were still shedding the coronavirus for around 20 days (or until death). One was still shedding at 37 days, while the shortest time detected was eight days. This suggests coronavirus patients remain contagious for much longer than those with flu.

    — Secondary infections. As if contracting coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, it leads to about two more secondary infections on average. The flu can sometimes cause a secondary infection, usually pneumonia, but it’s rare for a flu patient to get two infections after the flu. The WHO warned that context is key (someone who contracts coronavirus might already have been fighting another condition, for example).

    — Don’t blame snotty kids—adults are passing coronavirus around. While kids are the primary culprits for flu transmission, this coronavirus seems to be passed between adults. That also means adults are getting hit hardest—especially those who are older and have underlying medical conditions. Experts are baffled as to why kids seem protected from the worst effects of the coronavirus, according to the Washington Post. Some say they might already have some immunity from other versions of the coronavirus that appear in the common cold; another theory is that kids’ immune systems are always on high alert and might simply be faster than adults’ in battling Covid-19.

    — Coronavirus is far deadlier than the flu. Thus far, the mortality rate for coronavirus (the number of reported cases divided by the number of deaths) is around 3% to 4%, although it’s likely to be lower because many cases have not yet been reported. The flu’s rate is 0.1%. 

    — There is no cure or vaccine for the coronavirus. Not yet, anyway, although work is under way. There is, however, a flu vaccine—and everyone should get it, not least because being vaccinated could help lessen the load on overstretched medical services in the coming weeks.

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    Personal Note ~ People are recovering.  According to the Worldometer, https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/, as of writing this, the following are live numbers:

    Coronavirus Cases







    Currently Infected Patients
    53,330 (90%)
    in Mild Condition

    5,923 (10%)
    Serious or Critical

    Cases which had an outcome:
    68,898 (93%)
    Recovered / Discharged

    4,949 (7%)

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