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  1. Warning: this is going to be long. (that's what he said)... For those who have noticed my extended absence and haven't been able to really enjoy their lives without worrying about me, I figured I'd surface for a bit today. For those of you wo only recently signed up for OT for the riveting political discussion, I used to be a big deal around here, living in Okinawa and shipping exotic snack boxes to roundeyes while making poor poker staking decisions, and may or may not have dated a girl off the Wendy's dollar menu. Friday before Memorial Day I still had some annoying respiratory issue that wouldn't go away, and the Sudafed I'd been taking was making it worse. I told my boss I was going to the walk in clinic to try and get something better, and I'd be back in a bit. After a negative covid test, they let me in and take my blood pressure. then she says those words everyone hopes their doc will say: "Mr. Koblyn, sorry I'm a huge fan of the OT Times. You need to go to the ER right now. Can you do more kellykip korner's?" Back when Dolphin died, I remember kip posting that his story had made him start going to the doctor where he was able to get on meds to prevent blood pressure issues he didn't know he had. Probably should've followed suit, but I ain't no hipster so I stayed away and let my shit build up for a few more years. Get to the ER and they're like "how the fuck are you alive?" Blood pressure off the charts. Heart pumping critically low. Are you aware your kidneys aren't working? Do you think AaronHacker is real? Got transferred to a different hospital. Docs flipped a coin and decided to put me in cardiac wing. Day 2, woke up to find some sick fuck had taken a black curtain and put it over my left eye to take away 96% of my vision. I told the nurse and 16 people come running in the room. He must've had a stroke. That's gotta be a stroke. Isn't he the one who catfished bfactor? has to be a stroke. I'd like to stroke that. Can you grab my hands and push? you're still strong, but it's gotta be a stroke. let's do an MRI to prove it's a stroke. MRI: this is not a stroke you fucks. Everyone else: but if it was a stroke, we'd have been right. we're going to move you to the stroke wing. Day 3 - 12: heart isn't working right because of high blood pressure, which either caused or was caused by kidney failure. best case scenario is kidneys are fine once BP gets under control, but can't find out for 5 days since they wouldn't do a biopsy on me until 5 days of no aspirin. to hold me over while waiting, I got a catheter put in the chest for dialysis, 2 more MRIs, a cat scan, steroids, spinal tap, and a marathon of guy's grocery games. Finally the biopsy tells us what we'd all be hoping for...irreversible kidney damage, 3 days dialysis a week until a kidney donor can be found. the good news is we can now send you home. here's 13 prescriptions, a diet guide so as not to die from eating sodium, phosphorus, or bananas, something to pee in from bed, and a walker. yes, yes, you'll need that...you haven't walked in 12 days you lazy fuck. oh right one more thing....don't ever drink more than 1500ml of liquid in a day or you'll probably die. yes, anything that can melt into a liquid counts. wait...your semen or someone elses? either way don't go over 1500. current status: dialysis fucking sucks, but I'm getting better at it. go to an outpatient place 3x week which is basically a converted hair salon for immigrant women who spoke too little english to get that cleaning lady job Biden promised them. Aside from not being told to skip my BP medication as it caused me to drop low enough to pass out unattended for 3 hours and have to be carried into my house by my fucking father, it's a pretty good place. found out I was a really popular dude. hundreds of people reaching out to my wife for support. people I haven't seen in 10 years are sending dinners so she doesn't have to cook. my parents are keeping my kids occupied and will likely take them away soon so my wife can focus on managing all my appointments while reading labels to make sure I don't eat something that causes sudden death. vision back 80% and getting better with my roids, BP staying under control, physical therapy just started and I'm making that fucker push me hard. he came with a light plan and I told him to kick my ass. I wanted to die when he left but holy shit it felt great. I'm going to own this shit. this is starting to ramble, and I need to go plug my chest tube into a machine to suck out my blood and clean it. i'll be back to check the tumbleweeds and Trump arguments later. I feel like I'm in a good spot now but would love to use this thread as a pick me up when needed. if interested in helping, you may do so by the following: PMs: donkwood epic chops: post itt hand histories: pm JB kidney donor tests: www.rush.com/koblyn/
    12 points
  2. ‘Twas the week of the election and all through OT Not a winner was announced although it’s day 3 As most of the races were no longer up in the air Attention now turned to whether the election was fair The Trumpers were hyper-posting, in 5th gear, you see All screaming ‘bout fraud, and conspiracy With ThunderKidd celebrating – Ozzie and Killingbird, too But no one was happier than the one called RT2 Yet Hacker carried on, posting tweet after tweet For if you don’t think there was fraud, you’re a literal reet I stepped away for a few minutes – my first break in ages Came back to find the thread had jumped another ten pages Ghosts from OT were back posting, with Biden in the red zone Like Paki, and Cooker, and the grown up version of Jaybone OT Dems banded together, sharing all their elations While the Pubs screamed about mail dumps, and standard deviations I’d hope we’d end the divide at the end of the race I knew in a moment that wouldn’t be the case Said RT2 – “this proves everyone’s sick of that cunt, you see” Ignoring that 47.8% of the country politely disagree Like Hacker, like Syphom, their anger was blarrin’ Like niptuck, like 80 – oh wait, now he’s Sharon With the help of the courts, they’d finally show them all And then Trump gets four more years to finish his wall But AuPoker and Neek refused to put up with this crap For the deplorables were ruining their victory lap So they quoted each post that the opposition was spewing Debunking theory after theory of any wrongdoing The conspiracies piled up, they went straight through the roof Although they were quickly dismissed, even if there was proof Because you can’t have a discussion, when each side gets ignored It’s much easier to point, and scream “LOL scoreboard” On the streets, in the real world, things were anything but quiet As thousands gathered together for a mostly peaceful violent riot The streets, they were frantic, civil unrest around the clock Although this was debunked when Leets took a quick walk Hacker predicted with a lawsuit, Trump would be bragging, no doubt While RT2 guaranteed the military would be dragging him out Stopper tried to unite both sides, but of course, had no luck It’d be easier to figure out why Norv gives so much of a fuck Meanwhile, at the White House, Trump got up from his seat And said, “Fuck me, boys. It’s time to admit defeat.” “Get that guy on the phone – you know, the one who’s always hidin’” Secret service new right away that he must’ve meant Biden Despite all his ego, despite all his greed He picked up the phone, and was ready to concede But in a puffy cloud of magic, two men quickly spawned “Mr. Trump, my name’s Wanta. And this guy’s named Blonde.” “Now hang up that phone sir, and please do it quick,” “If you bow out now, OT will die, you fat orange prick” “Boys,” Donald said, “I’m glad you got here when you did.” “I used to post in OT, under the name WacoKidd.” “Although it was much better way back in the day,” “In ’05, before the crooked Dems took our poker away.” And he filed lawsuit upon lawsuit, and when he showed them the door He told them “Enjoy your Off Topic…at least a couple weeks more”
    10 points
  3. Update: Faded the C word. Whew. My son does though have a fungal infection called coccidioidomycosis. It’s a fungus that lives in the soil in the Southwestern US. Mostly in windy desert areas, you catch it by breathing it in just like sneeze droplets but dirt spores. It’s caused a mass to grow on his lungs partially blocking his airway. The saying “God made dirt, dirt don’t hurt” has been deemed invalid. The infection is commonly masked as pneumonia, Lung cancer, covid & other respiratory diseases and unfortunately doesn’t always get the correct treatment at the time of infection. They also checked if the infection spread to his spine and brain which would mean meningitis but just ruled that bad boy out last night. Thank you Jesus! All it took was 10+ X-rays, lost track of urgency care visits, 4 hospitals stays, CT scan, biopsy, bronchoscopy, spinal tap and about 8 negative covid swabs to finally have a diagnosis. Treatment is 6-8 months of oral anti fungal meds and follow up with ID doctor. I think this is the best outcome we could have hoped for. CHEERS! Ps - just got covid results for myself after living in a hospital for 11 of the last 15 days and NEGATIVE. I had no symptoms but was worried cause my mom did but she also tested negative.
    9 points
  4. Who am I really? I have not once strayed from my opinion that both sides suck, that both sides use the media to push their bullshit, and that our current two party system is garbage. You're the one who lumps everyone who doesn't agree with you in with the opposition. If someone's not with you, they're against you, there is no such thing as middle ground. You're either that much of an idiot, or you're trolling. Either way, I have a long way to plummet before I get to the level of shit poster that you are.
    9 points
  5. This cop is HOF for trolling Lebron like this 👮🏿‍♂️👮🏾‍♂️👮🏽‍♂️👮🏻‍♂️
    8 points
  6. Wife gave birth to our first child on Thursday night (daughter). Been the hardest five days of my life. We got probably 90 minutes of sleep per night. Thankfully last night she finally started taking to the bassinet a bit. It’s all worth it though, she is so precious. And my wife is being so strong during all this and took a last second c section like a trooper. Not sure how I am going to go back to work productively if the nights don’t get better for a while.
    7 points
  7. Ok, he missed the mark entirely! First, he had to wait 4 days for somebody to write a speech for him. One of his handlers wrote every single word of a speech that he read on a teleprompter. He didn't deviate, didn't move his head, and couldn't have missed the mark anymore than "he" (or whoever wrote the stupid thing) did. This isn't about whether we should or should not have withdrawn from Afghanistan. I've been saying for years that we didn't need to be there anymore, and it was an unwinnable war. This is about the complete and competence with which the withdrawal has been handled. It's absolutely absurd what is happening right now, and all of it can be laid directly at his feet. He wants to stand up there and say the buck stops here. Well fucking choke on it, Hidin' Biden. He stood up there and talked about reasons they did not have a better withdrawal strategy, and he blamed the Afghani government for not doing his job. We didn't do a good enough job, even though we wanted to, because they were afraid it wouldn't look right. Get the fuck out of here. Start a crisis because we are doing what we said we were going to do? Not do it correctly, risk all of the lives, have people falling off of planes, have people that have worked with the United States for years be hunted down door to door and killed along with their families, have Americans trapped in a foreign country that is now controlled by a regime who is implementing Sharia law, all because the people that we have poured so much into over the last two decades didn't want things to look bad. Not doing the right thing, the right way, because somebody else is afraid of how it might play out, is the definition of weak ass leadership. Your obligation is to the United States, and those who have helped us in the mission for the last 20 years. If you really believe the Afghani people need to be able to support and defend themselves, then make it withdrawal plan that includes them and make sure everybody understands how it's going to play out. What a shitty ass speech. Then you walk away without taking a single question? He read a 20 minute speech off of a fucking teleprompter. This was a speech he didn't contribute to at all. He did exactly what his puppet masters told him to do. The only thing he displayed today was an ability to read for about 20 minutes. They even had pre-selected media outlets with pre-screened questions ready to go, and he couldn't even be bothered to stay there and take the questions. This is not leadership. This is disgraceful. I'm embarrassed for our country.
    7 points
  8. Definitely time in the United States to ditch all safety precautions and go back to normal. If you aren't vaccinated by now, that's very likely your prerogative. I don't need health experts warning vaccinated people about the dangers of variants to unvaccinated people. Measures taken during this pandemic were to protect the unprotected. If you got Covid, that put your fellow neighbors in danger. Now? Vaccines are a personal choice. That's a decision for individuals to make on their own liberty. It's different than being forced to wear a mask or comply to capacity limits or curfews - those personal decisions affected a greater whole. The unvaccinated don't want to be protected from Covid. That's their choice. It's clear and obvious. They don't want to listen to health experts on this topic, and that's fine. So who are we protecting now inside our own borders? Let's fucking gooooo!
    7 points
  9. New high score on live poker. Chopped a Run Good event in Council Bluff, Iowa for $25k last night. Feel like we won the chop as it was even and we were in last place in chips at the time.
    7 points
  10. Got my Dads Vette running and cleaned up. After 15 years in the garage under a cover its nice to see it able to cruise the roads. I wont be taking it on any long road trips, but around town should be ok.
    7 points
  11. woke up today feeling the best I have by far since this all started. did PT today and am now approved to move around the house without the walker, with no nagging allowed from wife. actually able to take a shit today which is by far the best news I've had in ages.
    7 points
  12. All signs pointing to the Wuhan leak and Fauci committing perjury trying to cover up the truth. He is nothing but a piece of shit liar. Tables have turned and those calling trumpers cultists are turning into cultists themselves Fauci supporters are a fucking cult just like those who blindly support trump. congrats.
    7 points
  13. Got me a 6.88 LB'er in the kayak last night around 7300PM. Biggest one out of the lake out back so far.
    7 points
  14. https://streamable.com/yxt2t8
    7 points
  15. It get it. I honestly do. It's all politics. Her against the rest of the R's. And the majority of her own party. And the media. She votes one way, and she's crucified and loses her seat. She votes the other way, and she votes for a miniscule amount of relief that won't help anyone beyond 15-30 days, but she stays in office to vote another day. All of it is fucking bullshit, lol. Sometimes, especially with political news, things happen and I just scoff and think, "how in the fuck did we get here? How in the FUCK are we here today talking about vetoing a bill for economic relief?" Today was one of those days. How in the world did we evolve as a society of Americans where all of this shit was jam packed into a bill that is named for relieving families affected by COVID? This should be one of the easiest bills to draft. And when that one politician tweets out her feelings about the bill and the situation surrounding the voting process, and you see it and fist pump and say "fuck yes, THIS," and then she votes yes anyway? Nah man, that's not ok in my book. Have a little damn conviction Alex. I woulda had an insta-boner if she voted no, maybe joined the fanboy wagon. Would have at least been more a vocal supporter of hers. Before today I was more just a curious, silent observer. Now I'm just over her. Overall I'm not ranting at you but just in general, out loud. AOC pissed me off today, it was super disappointing to read her vote on this. Only because of her apparent hard stance on it beforehand. I probably wouldn't have thought twice had she not said a thing and voted yes anyway. I also understand that she's 1 of 350 or something who voted yes as well - fuck them all too. They could have all been public with their feelings like AOC, and collectively said no for the same reasons that Trump said. But they didn't and just voted yes anyway. I hate this political system were in. I hate these fucking games they play. They all just irk and annoy the shit out of me, every last one of them. Watching them all get their COVID vaccines, drafting this joke of a bill before they get off for the next few weeks for their lovely Christmas getaway. They can all suck it.
    7 points
  16. Can't imagine how more people people voted for Biden in the 4 biggest urban cities wi, mi, pa, ga than they did Obama. But everywhere else his votes were less than Obama. That's the fucking issue. He won like half the counties Obama did. But somehow Philly, det, Milwaukee, and Atlanta had historically high votes but that's the only 4 places he had amazing turnout. Hmmmm. Only an unreasonable asshole can't see something is fishy
    7 points
  17. What the left has done to a noble cause like real racism is disgraceful.
    6 points
  18. think about the reverse though. biden could end the world and you and that other guy would use your last post on "lol cults" and rt would spend his last breaths making a 12 paragraph post explaining how this was all trumps fault actually.
    6 points
  19. It is for your cult. If Elder was a democrat your cult would be outraged and rioting.
    6 points
  20. Political figures aside. I have to say that for e and my family, the covid relief kept us afloat. I have been out of work since December 23. I just started back last week. It's a decent job in construction and roadwork. Here's how I have benefitted: alaska got a lump of cash from the cares act. They got their shit together and offered rent relief. I just got approved for 5 months of rent payments. April thru August. My viper of a landlord was pussed I went behind during the approval process, but now is all smiles knowing she is banked thru the summer. Depending on my opportunity for work the rest of the summer, I qualify for 3 more months. Before you bash my path, look at the financial impact of covid on the alaskan cruise line's industry. And our only road is closed due to the Canadian border being closed. That is all. And thank to you guys who have been supportive over the last 5 months. OT rocks. please come to alaska and help our businesses out.
    6 points
  21. 92,500 $14 Cool Cats packs at 2pm Eastern tomorrow. good luck
    6 points
  22. 6 points
  23. Haha, awesome ! My favorite part of shipping you guys money every month .. is the notifications when my wife sees and is like hmmm, you sure do send Kevin a lot of money every month. Is that code for Jennifer or something. Or are you paying child support for a kid you had with some bitch on the side.. i could only wish babe. Unfortunate I lose at all walks of life
    6 points
  24. I think a lot of folks were on the Cuomo was shady as fuck bandwagon months ago. This isn’t a new trend to some people. It was you and others defense of him which is the big talking point now . Him accepting awards for “ leadership “ . Him writing books on how he handled the crisis. I didn’t read the chapter about him threatening an Assemblyman but I’m sure it’s in there . If that is going to be your reply . The standard deflection then so be it . I get it. There is no real defense for his actions so you have to bring up similar actions by others to make yourself feel right about it. Cool.
    6 points
  25. amazing I was just coming in to ask if anyone's heard from Ja during all of this
    6 points
  26. They rate us based on how much content we post gets liked? What the fuck is that? Whose idea was this? I want to speak to them.
    6 points
  27. I get it & agree to an extent but this isn't apples to apples imo. There's similarities, sure. Both involved large groups of people protesting for being wronged. Each had a smaller group participate in violence. They both caused damage that costs $$. One group attacked businesses and police stations. Another group attacked the seat of the federal government during an active Congressional session. I've been outspoken on here about my feelings of the police and how they mishandled so many situations, especially over the last year. I always looked at the protests this summer as fighting for a specific cause with tangible, verifiable grievances; answers, arrests, and accountability for the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. It obviously grew to a bunch of different things over the course of the summer; defunding the police, police reform, etc. but the Floyd and Taylor and Ahmaud Aubery murders were the glue that just about all of these month's long protests had in common. The riot at the Capitol was for ... losing the election? Trump, Guiliani, Linwood and his lady lawyer had 2 months to produce the evidence of fraud that they all claimed was so widespread. I honestly sat back and kind of kept my mouth shut because I was just waiting to see what they would produce ... and they went what, 3-60 in these motions they filed? and like 2 of those "wins" was to get their poll watchers to move from 6 feet away to 3 feet away from the vote counters? There is nothing that they produced. Yet, there is a legitimate explanation as to why Biden made up votes in the later hours in states that counted their mail in ballots last. So yeah, the similarities begin and end at the groups size of the protestors and the smaller group of destructive rioters. One group had actual victims, actual video evidence, tangible demands, and was directed mostly at the state/local level. There was also clear and abundant video evidence of police misconduct and assault during the protests, both against peaceful groups and against the violent ones. Yes, the rioters that caused damaged should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The other group had self-described victims, protesting because they lost what many have deemed the most secure election in American history, while producing no evidence of said fraud to date, attacking the seat of the federal government in the act of ratifying the vote. They forcefully entered Senate chambers, after reports of rioters saying they wanted to hang our Vice President from the gallows and hold our Speaker of the House hostage. It was the equivalent of an adult temper tantrum but had ridiculously far reaching consequences. These actions were flamed by our sitting President less than an hour before. Telling them to march up Pennsylvania Ave and make sure Congress and Pence hears them. Telling them that we can't be weak to take back this country, we have to be strong. After Guiliani told them to be ready for a trial by combat. This is like psychology manipulation 101 when it comes to people's behaviors when they are in a group or mob. He's the king of bread and circus and his audience ate it the fuck up and were his puppets of destruction ... for what? Carrying out what plan? I just don't see the reason why we all have to point fingers back and forth at each other. Like, I saw cops battling their asses off and some cops taking fucking selfies, but I'm not going around and asking every single cop apologist on here to specifically denounce those dudes based on conversation and discussion that we had last year. This shit literally just happened. It's involving our current sitting President. It's domestic terrorism, has been deemed so by the sitting President's own justice department; idgaf about what happened last summer. Everyone on here should be shitting on these morons, the rioters, Trump, the Marco Rubios, Lindsey Grahams, etc and stop trying to dunk on one another here. They want us arguing amongst each other.
    6 points
  28. 6 points
  29. After 20+ tests I finally tested positive today. I work on a memory care unit at a nursing home. We kept it out of our facility until about 2 weeks ago. Haven't had a day off since Thanksgiving so I can use the break . So far just mild cold like symptoms. Hopefully it stays that way. RIP to those that have lost loved ones this year. I lost my father in May. He didn't die directly from covid but the isolation took a toll on him. He was in a nursing home and we were usable to see him since late February.
    6 points
  30. From the outside, one would think the opposite. That you are actually the broke one begging to be paid pennies.
    6 points
  31. Maybe I’m in the minority, but the reason I still am in OT is because of stuff like this last page of shenanigans... and i also have a gambling problem
    6 points
  32. I can’t even believe I used to lean left, liberals have lost their fing minds. F*ck Biden and Harris, clowns made their entire careers locking up minorities. Orange man is an idiot, but at least he is predictable, meanwhile this senile fuck is controlled by liberal idiots.
    6 points
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