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Posted: 24 Jun 20, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chevy, lol, you might want to have someone hold onto those card for you!! I'm not too bad but, when it involves Queen, I tend to buy quickly. Which is why I have those couple of book purchases last year that were a disappointment!

Katy, I had to laugh at your kids rolling their eyes. It's become a constant joke in our house that, every time a Queen song comes on, I wear a Queen shirt, etc. my family rolls their eyes and complains about my fascination. It's all in humor, they're not really judging me, BUT I do love to go for that reaction!

Rainbow - no problem! As long as we get there and can reach an open space, we're in!! My daughter actually got me into the Airbnb. I admit, I was very hesitant as first but the prices are usually a lot less than a hotel, you get a lot more space and sometimes you can get in an area where you couldn't with hotels. Our Ireland trip sound a lot like yours....we had an even mix between hotels and Airbnb's depending on where we wanted to stay. We got refunds on all of our Airbnb's and from 1 hotel. Another hotel gave us a credit and the last wouldn't respond so I ended up cancelling my card before they could charge it, lol. If we can't make it to Switzerland, the Airbnb we booked doesn't give refunds this late but it may fall under the original company/COVID refund policy. Just keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Stevendabudgie - thanks for the articles, very interesting. On a side note, I'm glad I don't work for a place that is testing sewage!! I have a couple of meat plants in areas very close to me that had COVID outbreaks too. Makes you wonder why, doesn't it? It's food, they should be using protective gear all the time so, why these places with outbreaks?

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Posted: 24 Jun 20, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For those interested, it might not be a good idea to pre-order Rudi's book as it appears Rudi has yet to finish writing the book ...

This is translated from an Italian website and posted on the new Queen board:

http://queenchat.boards.net/thread/791/friend-freddie-rudi-dolezal

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| UPDATE | Rudi Dolezal's book MY FRIEND FREDDIE will hardly be released within this year as the author keeps promising.

In a recent live video published on his YouTube channel, the director confessed to having not finished writing the new chapters of the book he has been dedicated to since last February.

We don't even know how many pages it will have yet, as the stories of the former director of over 30 Queen & Co music videos and documentaries. '' They're saved here and there on the computer hard drive ", as he said himself.

Earlier, in mid-April, Rudi had unfortunately had to cancel a half-hour live agreed with Comunità Queeniana Italiana saying '' I have a problem: I can't go live from now, I'm sorry, because I have to focus on my book ".

Evidently confused, he has then exponentially increased the number of live and live connections with the whole world, literally clearing up all his past productions (his only economic gain, clearly), and it is very clear that he has no longer devoted himself to the work so decanted on his book.

Too bad, because we're all pretty curious to discover new stories. Let's hope that when and if the book is published (already in 2015 a book of his was withdrawn from the sale because it was never completed! ), it's not the representation of a broken record that repeats the same things we all already know, and that maybe Dolezal has already said extensively these months.

???? PROPOSED TO TALKS DONE THIS MONTHS... ???? I updated our webpage with Rudi's last words. As always, the new text is written in green color to be distinguished from the many material I have already transcribed in the last few months comunitaqueeniana.weebly.com/more-of-that-jazz/rudi-dolezal-le-memorie-dei-suoi-anni-con-i-queen-primavera-2020 comunitaqueeniana.weebly.com/more-of-that-jazz/rudi-dolezal-le-memorie-dei-suoi-anni-con-i-queen-primavera-2020

???? On the link page, at the end of everything, I recommend not preorder the book in special pre-order via the author's website. For heaven's sake, we won't miss a penny of what we anticipated, since Rudi has personally guaranteed that he will fully reimburse any customer who no longer wanted to wait for the book. The real reason, indeed, the real reasons are that: 1) we don't know how many pages he will have; 2) we don't know when and if it will be published for sure; 3) We don't know how much the shipping and it will have to be expensive beyond average because it's not managed by large distribution. It's better to wait for it to be officially published on the usual online and physical sales chains (if there will be...). ????

- Claudius Taxon

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Socialism:



There's one for you, nineteen for me

Should five per cent appear too small

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Posted: 24 Jun 20, 20:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Amidds

That´s a good question. Meat processing plant are factories making products for mass consumption. They are just a different kind,of assembly lines. Employees don´t have always time to desinfect. Here in Germany, the harsh, exploiting conditions of seasonal Workers from Eastern Europa is an issue. Virologists argue that the main causes of meat plant outbreaks are cool temperatures, bad air conditioning and air humidity thus enabling the coronavirus aerosols to stay stable and float around for a much longer periods of time. Add to to the mix the facts that there more shouting at such places,. Shouting emits higher viral loads than soft talking. There was a case here where dozens of choir singers got infected during a rehearsal.






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Posted: 25 Jun 20, 00:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, meat is outrageous I’m not much of a red meat eater. Hamburger meat is very expensive I prefer chicken or fish so I’m good.Its the small things in life that make me happy. Saint Juib, I get it about the preorders on the book I guess it’s up to the individual I guess as long as refunds are available no harm done. I didn’t plan on ordering Rudis book anyway for personal feelings so it won’t affect me but I know many have put their money down in good faith to receive a copy. Covid has been a rough experience on our nations It’s even slowed down Thor and Lees project it happens. At least with Thor and Lee we have these threads to look back on when we get bored lol. I’m truly sorry for those excited for The ones that put up money on Rudi”s book if these statements are truly the case.

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Posted: 25 Jun 20, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saint Jiub - very interesting and, what a contradiction to what he was saying when I was actually still watching his lives. I know we had that discussion where, every day, he said "I just finished another chapter(s)" and it seemed he either writing at lightning speed or was confused as to what a chapter really is. I would really like to see it come to fruition and give us some good tidbits that we haven't all read hundreds of times but, this makes me glad I didn't preorder!

Stevendabudgie-Excellent points with the cool temps, shouting, etc. Never thought of that. And, as this virus was unknown, you can't really blame people for their ignorance and not knowing exactly what to do. On the other hand, it is now summer and cases are rising so, are people just not isolating and wearing masks or is there another factor? I know the news is full of stories about how, in the south of the US, numbers are rising dramatically. In talking to my daughter, however, those numbers are in younger people and mostly asymptomatic. Her hospital isn't yet converting all their ICU's back to COVID units and don't plan to. Now, anything can happen to change that BUT, makes me wonder if there is gonna be another twist to this pandemic and we all just have to face the fact that there will be a new way of life where we need to stay safe while still living and hope the medical community can come up with a vaccine SOON!!!

On a Queen note, Katy, those stamps popped up on my Insta today so now I'm rethinking buying them. The coin I had ordered was very nicely packaged and included some trivia (nothing new) but it was more that just the coin. Looks like the stamps may be the same way.

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Posted: 25 Jun 20, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, I’m glad you didn’t preorder too ! But did he say this with love and respect if he did then that ought to count for something lol.Didnt he always say that to the fans I don’t know I just heard from others. Maybe there was a huge tornado and blew all his hard work away. I’m so damn bad that was hateful.I just hope everybody gets their funds back. If not they may have to make a trip to Florida and like the three little pigs story the big bad wolf may half to huff and puff and blow his house down. I’m in a strange mood I’m kidding I’m sure refunds are available.Ignore me!

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Posted: 25 Jun 20, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, On a different more serious note I went to counceling and you are supposed to wear their special hospital style masks not your designer ones and this lady got pissed and threw the facility mask on the ground.People don’t want to wear the approved masks the homemade ones don’t work. Everyone is gonna be required to wear a certain kind if they want to enter public places. Meaning the buisness will have security issue them if not bye !bye! That’s why we are seeing more cases I think not wearing the correct hospital style masks that are approved.Looks like more job openings for security that’s positive.

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Posted: 25 Jun 20, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Darn, I just lost a long post because it "timed out". My apologies if it somehow appears twice. I'm going to try again.

Amidds, I did not pre-order Rudi's book either, but like you I hope the project does come to fruition. I've been following the discussion on queen.chat since it began and the thread is really rather short. St. Jiub provided the link if anyone is interested. Most of the posts are negative, but it's all personal opinions. I really hope Rudi isn't about to become the hot button target for negative people. Even the author of the translated Italian link SJ provided suggests just waiting for the book to come out rather than pre-order, and again, it's a personal opinion. If you go to Rudi''s social media sites you will see positive posts. I'd much rather take the positive approach and remain hopeful.

Amidds, as for COVID, again, I'm taking the positive approach and hoping for a vaccine. Cases are on the rise in the suburbs surrounding me and that concerns me. I did go to Costco yesterday before I knew about the local rise and was immediately sorry. It was my first time in months and they didn't even have what I wanted. Though I only saw one person without a mask, the store was way too crowded for me. I got out as fast as I could with purchases under $40 which NEVER happens for me in that store. But I was happy to see everyone with masks. We cannot get hospital grade masks here. They are reserving them for frontline medical workers. Medical experts say any mask is better than none. My concern is that so many people seem to be complacent about the situation. Restaurants open here and then close again because either staff or patrons tested positive. I LOVE to eat out, but it won't be happening any time in the foreseeable future. I also know people putting off medical issues because they are afraid to go to the doctor's office or the hospital. My niece lives in Texas and got very sick several weeks ago. She was given a COVID test that was negative, but she got steadily more sick. Because she is young, they wanted her to ride it out at home if possible. Finally she became so sick that she had to go to the emergency room. She was given another COVID test, again with negative results. Turns out she had murine typhus, which comes from flea bites. She's a vet and someone had abandoned a litter of kittens at her office. She took them home, they were infested with fleas and voila, murine typhus. My point is she stayed away from the hospital much longer than she should have though she recovered quickly once she had the proper treatment. I have other friends who live in Arizona, another hot spot. Their daughter is a nurse there and she says the COVID units are full, with concern where to put the overflow. Life is definitely going to be different for all of us. I don't like the way the mask feels on my face, but I would never go without one both for my sake and those around me.

As for the stamps, I'm definitely going to get them, probably framed. Just haven't done it yet.



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Posted: 25 Jun 20, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where my husband works in a hospital they are making the incoming patients wear the hospital grade masks security there has to enforce it or you don’t come in. Indian health follows the same hospital policy’s too in Oklahoma now I hope they start t in every state for everyone’s sake they had a huge hospital meeting about it.I bet costs are outrageous but so is medical ICU care.

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Posted: 25 Jun 20, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Eating places Walmart may not due it yet but they will have their own pretty soon too I bet.

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Posted: 26 Jun 20, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Steven, interesting on the meat plants, we also had several shut down near me due to outbreaks, this was back in early May, I think. We’d had hardly any in the area and that definitely increased our numbers. As if that wasn’t a gross enough job already, add in the virus risk and there’s no way I would do it!

Katydid, I have never heard of that typhus and getting it from fleas...it kind of scares me! I am always so nervous about wild animals and birds having bugs, that gives me more creepy crawlies, lol! I am glad they figured it out though, and hopefully she will be ok. Speaking of that, one of my dogs either captured a squirrel, or found a dead one in the woods and ate it yesterday. Then it came back up in piles around the yard (thankfully outside!). Now I am watching them for any disease...bugs...worms they could get from it. To top it off, I don’t know which one did it so I have to watch them both, and I am not wanting either one very near me at the moment, which confuses them.

On Rudi’s book, I am hopeful he will get it done, he says he locked himself in Miami before Covid came around to finish the book (in March, maybe?). And then quarantine lockdown helped. Since he seems pretty ADD I am sure it’s hard for him to focus and finish. I think the pre-order money is to help encourage him to finish it. Since it’s only $10, I don’t see it as a huge gamble, if he does finish I’m not obligated to buy it at whatever price or length of book, and if he doesn’t, I have wasted 10 bucks in far worse ways! So for me, it’s a wash.




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Posted: 26 Jun 20, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just found this link on queenchat. It's a "Lockumentary" about backstage life on a Queen+AL tour. The video is the first installment and is only 5 minutes long, but it's fun. I've always thought working backstage would be so interesting. The accompanying article also gives the dates for their 2021 tour starting in May. I hope that happens!!

http://www.loudersound.com/news/queen-and-adam-lambert-invite-you-backstage-in-new-online-series

MHZ, I think that murine typhus is more common in states like Texas, though I also believe it can be found anywhere. I know what you mean about bugs and wild animals. For whatever reason I have a fair number of birds that crash into my front window. Usually they are a bit stunned, but eventually fly away. If they happen to die, it gives me the heebie jeebies to remove them because I know they have bugs. I love dogs, but don't have one anymore. My lab once tangled with a skunk in my backyard and I could tell a story about a rabbit, but I'll spare you. Hope your dog/s survive the squirrel incident without any further issues.

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Posted: 27 Jun 20, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds and Katydyd...Yes, I get the occasional eye roll from my husband. Actually more than the eye roll, I get the "raised eyebrow, tilted head, stare combo"...mostly because I take any opportunity to turn to him and say "That reminds me of Freddie" and then proceed to explain why. I take great delight in doing that and seeing his reaction. Last night we were watching a kids baking show and the British host happened to mention "Top Of The Pops". Aha, there was my cue! We also watched the Canadian Baking Championship afterwards...one of the contestants actually made a koi pond sandwich cake. My husband immediately turned to me and said "Yes, I know the koi pond reminds you of Freddie". Darn...he beat me to the punch! LOL


As far as Covid-19...I agree, we just have accept the fact that this is the "new normal" and live accordingly. I didn't mind the initial quarantine because I was hopeful it would only last a few months. While the quarantine is mostly over, the social distancing/face mask wearing will be here for the foreseeable future. A slow reopening is taking place, but there will be setbacks with a continued spike in positive tests. I wear a mask everywhere and am still cautious. I just received an email from the theater my husband and I go to a couple times a year for concerts...they have suspended all shows for the remainder of 2020. I have a feeling it will be like that for many of my favorite autumn and Christmas activities as well.

I did not pre-order Rudi's book, but will buy it (assuming it is reasonably priced). His book writing process has been inconsistent and a bit disorganized. However, he has a reputation to protect, and for that reason, I assume he will complete this project.

Amidds...I also thought the Royal Mint coin was nicely packaged. I bought the one with the picture of Freddie jumping off the stage on the cover...the inexpensive one! I have it propped on my computer desk. I will probably prop up my stamp package on the computer desk as well.

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Posted: 29 Jun 20, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Katydyd, agree! I am glad I didn't pre-order Rudi's book but will definitely take a look when it comes out. As far as the negative people.....just wait, you know they won't be able to help themselves! Gonna show my age here a little but whatever happened to keeping your mouth shut if you don't have anything nice to say???? I'm glad everyone has different opinions and, if you can discuss those differences intelligently, have at it. If you only want to be negative.....SHUT IT!! Ok, that was my rant for the day ;)

I took last Friday off work to take my 90-year-old mom on various appointments that were absolutely necessary, one being a blood draw at the hospital. We are on Stage 4 of reopening so I was allowed to escort her and we got scanned before entering. The interesting this is, we have N95 masks from my daughter. There are many masks with that number but these are hospital grade, top notch. The hospital had us remove those and put on the paper surgical masks that are a lower grade! I didn't argue cause it's still a mask and we weren't going to be around a lot of people but I thought it was a little crazy.

Rainbow, I got the same coin and, it too, is propped up on my computer desk!!! Great minds!!!

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Posted: 29 Jun 20, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, I so wish everyone remembered that saying about not saying anything if you don't have something nice to say! Wouldn't our world be such a calmer and nicer place right now if that were the case?

I am recovering from a long weekend of doing my dog agility competition. It went quite well and my dogs both did great, but it is a long time of sitting and waiting until your moment to go. Then it is 30-40 seconds of running....then more sitting. I'm not sure why that is so exhausting, but it is! They had us wear masks during the run, which seemed pretty crazy to me. You are by yourself in a huge indoor arena, with only a judge in there with you. Then we all crowded in the building next door to see our results. Of course you could wear your mask there too, but it wasn't required like during your run. And most people didn't wear masks in the crowded area. Hopefully nothing got spread, but the rationale behind when and where to have your mask on made no sense.




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Posted: 30 Jun 20, 01:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MHZ, I didn't know you do dog agility competitions! Very cool! What is the breed of your dogs?

In the beginning of June I had to go to the cancer center for my annual appointment with my oncologist. They checked my temp at the door of the building, but accepted any masks and only offered masks to those who didn't have them. I've decided that for the time being I'm not going anywhere but the grocery store, and I'm wearing a mask wherever I am. On a positive note my grandkids came by tonight for dinner and they brought their parents. : ) It was just so good to see them. We did eat inside for the first time because it was too humid to be out on the deck. I haven't seen my other son and his family since Christmas since they live farther away but I'm longing for a visit with them too. I miss people!

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Posted: 30 Jun 20, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds. Hope your M is doing well. Good you were able to go with her.


Katy. Love that you noticed all those details.

I loved reading the stamps conversation. I had broken down and ordered. Since my brother’s bday is in Sep and mine is in Oct figure good gift. Katy. I think I got the one you had pictured in the link. If not that same one maybe a smaller similar one. They are really cool.

Hope you are all doing well. So true about the new normal. Still working from home and being cautious.

Take good care!

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Katy, I have goldendoodles, they both have one English golden retriever parent, and one poodle parent. They are so wonderful, I actually wanted golden retrievers but my husband is a clean freak and did not want the hair all over, so these were kind of a compromise. They don’t shed, and they are the smartest, sweetest, cutest guys! I got into agility because I missed horse showing, but didn’t want to do the horse thing again, so I found this. My dogs love it, and it gives us something to work on together. I have thought about trying scent work with them, there are competitions for that too. But for now I am sticking with agility because it keeps me active too. If I can remember how to post pictures I will put one up of my boys sometime.

On the masks, Amidds, I just read where N95 masks don’t filter the outgoing breathing you do, they filter what you breathe in. So they may have had you switch masks for something that better filters your breath, so you are less likely to infect others.

Did you guys happen to see the release from Queen to celebrate 40 years of The Game? It just went up on Instagram this morning for me....I immediately went to order something and it’s all sold out already. It got posted around 4:00 a.m. eastern time. It kind of irritates me, the UK/Europe gets the jump on this stuff. I suppose I could make it so I get alerts when they post stuff, but I don’t want to be awakened every night just to hear the latest clip from them! I really wanted the picture disk, and they only issued 1980 of them. People can order bunches of them and then sell them for more, it’s nuts! They put a limit of 3 on but some can just keep ordering until stock is gone. Oh well, there goes that collectible!




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Posted: 30 Jun 20, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MHZ...I don't own a dog, but I do enjoy watching the dog shows every year on TV. Once in a while I catch the agility test which is a total hoot to watch. One of the things I disliked about having a dog was the shedding. We had a yellow lab...her hair was always drifting across the floor. She was my husband's dog...so well behaved. We could put a small piece of food on the floor in front of her and say "No" and walk out of the room. When we walked back in a short time later, she would be staring at the floor...but had not touched the food. Of course we always said "okay" so she could snatch it up.

I did not realize "The Game" had been re-released until I saw your post. I wouldn't have purchased it anyway (I have the original) but I see your point about not finding out in time. Orders were limited to 3 per costumer, but with so few available, it should have been 1 per costumer. They are pretty cool with that cover picture on the disc.

Amidds...That is strange about the mask. I really feel for all of those seniors in their 80s or 90s who are alone and would love to have a family member or close friend take them to doctor's appointments, tests, or treatment, but don't have anyone. I bet your mom is grateful to have such a devoted child!

JB050...I am still working from home. I had expected to go back before this, but now I am not sure when I am returning. I prefer to work from home anyway, so it is fine with me.

Katydyd....Sounds like you had a nice evening. So did you make something special for the grandkids?

Chevy...A while back you mentioned that June 30 is your birthday, so happy birthday!



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Posted: 30 Jun 20, 23:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MHZ, I grew up with a Golden Retriever and love the breed. Due to the shedding I switched over to Labs for my kids. They shed too, but not so bad in my opinion. But Goldendoodles??? I love them! My brother had always had Irish Setters but his wife wanted a dog that would not shed so they got a Goldendoodle. He was such a smart dog! Every time I see pictures of GDoodle puppies I think I want one, but I come to my senses. I'd love to see a picture of your dogs. All you have to do is use (full reply) rather than Quick. That allows you to post pictures.

I saw the news about The Game on FB this morning. I knew there were only 1980 copies but I had no idea they would be sold out so fast. Seems unfair.