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    I'm thinking of it more in philosophical terms...

    I'm thinking of it more in philosophical terms than grammatical terms. When you say "freedoms" the implication is that you can do what you want--get a shot or not get a shot, invade the Capitol or...
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    What is it about intelligent adult women that...

    What is it about intelligent adult women that makes them do everything exactly how their mom trained them to do it? The particular one that bugs me is that my wife insists on lining the tray that...
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    So all of the vaccines have a rare risk of blood...

    So all of the vaccines have a rare risk of blood clots in the brain.
    From huckbucket's numbers--very roughly 1 in a million. Except AZ which is very roughly 10 times higher.
    And one has to...
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    I used to be one. That's a different kind of...

    I used to be one. That's a different kind of pain. But climbing shoes aren't as bad as climbing in undersized high heels.
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    Skiers bragging about how small of a boot they...

    Skiers bragging about how small of a boot they can cram their feet into remind me of women who wear high heels too small. (Not that there aren't plenty of people skiing in boots too big.)
  6. Thread: Ulnar Nerve

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    Do you bend your arm at the elbow when you sleep?...

    Do you bend your arm at the elbow when you sleep? That stretches the nerve. My son cured his by loosely tying a pillow around his elbow to keep the arm straight at night. Position your chair and...
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    Our group gets up to the loading bar of a...

    Our group gets up to the loading bar of a detachable 6. I look back to sit down and someone is already in my seat. I and the woman next to me got knock off the end of the loading ramp down about 3...
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    Especially if the meat isn't dead yet.

    Especially if the meat isn't dead yet.
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    The cop that shot Oscar Grant in Oakland was...

    The cop that shot Oscar Grant in Oakland was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and wound up serving 146 days (got a lot of credit for time served.) He tried to appeal after he was released so he...
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    She's giving you a message which you aren't...

    She's giving you a message which you aren't getting.


    Pray she never gets into Burning Man.
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    Texas speed check. In HS friend of mine went...

    Texas speed check.

    In HS friend of mine went through the hay bales and into the Boyne parking lot out of control. He was reminded of that frequently. Almost as often as Benny gets reminded about...
  12. Back when I had to ski weekends I was known to...

    Back when I had to ski weekends I was known to download the Funi to avoid the shitshow on the mountain run.
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    The whole anti-vax thing is very weird.The new...

    The whole anti-vax thing is very weird.The new age'y anti-vaxxers seem to be more women than men; the anti-covid anti-vaxxers more men than women. And then there are the Haredis. (BTW the 3rd season...
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    Interesting segment on DARPA on 60 minutes. ...

    Interesting segment on DARPA on 60 minutes. Seems they had a lot to do with funding antibody and vaccine research for Covid. And there is an implant--they are working on a little capsule that would...
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    NO! GSA is paying homage to me!

    NO! GSA is paying homage to me!
  16. C'mon. There's at least a 15 minute window...

    C'mon. There's at least a 15 minute window between ice and slush you could safely ski. (Get well.)
  17. I forgot to mention--if you are serving cold cuts...

    I forgot to mention--if you are serving cold cuts to your guests always pre-slice the meat, or at least only let them have plastic knives. Your insurance company will appreciate it.
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    Agonistically or agnostically or both?

    Agonistically or agnostically or both?
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    On powder days I am in an orange jacket with...

    On powder days I am in an orange jacket with orange skis, bindings and boots. Not a deliberate choice--just worked out that way. I do like high viz jackets. I don't particularly like orange and...
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    And whose fault is the dog shit encrusted roomba,...

    And whose fault is the dog shit encrusted roomba, and I don't mean the dog.
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    All the bad weather performance stuff --awd...

    All the bad weather performance stuff --awd (xdrive in the bmw), subaru x-mode, etc. are designed to improve the ability of cars to go too fast for the conditions.
    And while the OP looks at...
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    The idea is--one officer tells the victim to do...

    The idea is--one officer tells the victim to do something that will give the other officer an excuse to shoot him. Children should not be allowed to play with guns.
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    Pentecost is Greek for Shavuos, the Hebrew spring...

    Pentecost is Greek for Shavuos, the Hebrew spring harvest festival (I learned Ashkenazi pronunciation and I'm sticking with it). The Christians stole the word from us. (And why is there a Greek...
  24. What he said. Definitely stick to the east...

    What he said. Definitely stick to the east facing on High T. Is the traverse to Beaver and Estelle still doable on skis? I'm guessing burnt out?
    (Some of the finest corn skiing I've done was...
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    FIFY

    FIFY
  26. You're flat out wrong. First of all, a truly...

    You're flat out wrong. First of all, a truly sharp knife is a magical tool and a dull one is dangerous. Second, hardened glue will dull a knife a lot faster than you can sharpen it. I've seen it...
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    I read that a lot of people have taken up...

    I read that a lot of people have taken up knitting.
    Although apparently the knitting community has split into right wing knitters and left wing knitters, so maybe don't....
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    i.e. vaccination works. Even in, or maybe...

    i.e. vaccination works. Even in, or maybe especially in, disadvantaged communities.
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    Very persuasive argument.

    Very persuasive argument.
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    I don't know much about tribes in WA but I...

    I don't know much about tribes in WA but I believe the Navajo are having a tough time of it and the Pima and Tohono O'Odham tribes are about the poorest tribes in the US. I doubt they're giving...
  31. I don't think you're paying attention. It's not...

    I don't think you're paying attention. It's not a cutting board. Knives aren't an issue, except maybe cheese knives. And gap filling epoxy is very good at filling gaps, surprisingly. I wondered...
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    Not crashing when you're driving too fast for...

    Not crashing when you're driving too fast for conditions doesn't mean you are a good driver or that the speed was safe. It just means nothing got in your way.
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    Same reason Republican men aren't getting vaxxed....

    Same reason Republican men aren't getting vaxxed. Being afraid of a little virus you can't even see isn't manly. Getting vaxxed is something pencil neck pansy liberals do. It's political. They're...
  34. I just sponge mine off. My only reason for not...

    I just sponge mine off. My only reason for not using the sawdust and glue method is what it would do to the knives--not any food safety issue. BTW Fine Woodworking did a study of cutting boards and...
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    Arizona--300,000+ Native Americans, Washington...

    Arizona--300,000+ Native Americans, Washington 90,000+. Certainly not the only reason for more Covid deaths in AZ but part of it.
    AZ 1500 Native American deaths, WA 120. In AZ death rate for...
  36. The Safety Data Sheet doesn't sound that...

    The Safety Data Sheet doesn't sound that encouraging. https://ardec.ca/media/catalog/msds/msds-topoil-osmo.pdf
    Even if it is food safe it doesn't sound like a product you would use to fill a crack....
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    Just not together, alas.

    Just not together, alas.
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    Damn. I thought I was going to read about a ski...

    Damn. I thought I was going to read about a ski recovered after 8 years. Good luck and sorry about the Achilles. Powder cords?
  39. The 93's like to be driven, but don't punish you...

    The 93's like to be driven, but don't punish you if you don't.
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    "that combination of personalized boot fit, hinge...

    "that combination of personalized boot fit, hinge point, delta, forward lean, cuff alignment, abduction, binding ramp, ski mount-point etc that permits the biomechanics necessary for uncompromised...
  41. Reminder--glue is harder than wood and dulls edge...

    Reminder--glue is harder than wood and dulls edge tools. In our community shop there was a cutting board class--gluing up multicolored strips of different woods--and people were letting the glue...
  42. has no secrets

    has no secrets
  43. I like colored epoxy--usually black-- for filling...

    I like colored epoxy--usually black-- for filling cracks that can't be hidden, but epoxy will ruin your knives. So will glue and sawdust. Crashtestdummy is right. The way that thing is built the...
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    We can drive cases low, limit spread, and still...

    We can drive cases low, limit spread, and still have a beer.
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    Seems to me that if they tell you to wait 15...

    Seems to me that if they tell you to wait 15 minutes and they tell you why and you decide to leave sooner, that's on you not them.
    At Kaiser they had us wait socially distanced in a large area. We...
  46. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Michigan_Fire

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Michigan_Fire
  47. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I've only skied Big Sky once and waited in plenty...

    I've only skied Big Sky once and waited in plenty of tram lines. The terrain off the peak is worth it, especially Big Couloir which should be a bucket list run for every advanced skier (advanced...
  48. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    As long as they aren't tossing lit cigarette...

    As long as they aren't tossing lit cigarette butts into the pine needles I guess they can't do too much damage.
  49. I taught myself to tele at Soda Springs--we all...

    I taught myself to tele at Soda Springs--we all have our dark secrets. (I've been XCing at Royal Gorge on those skis. The only ski gear of mine from that era that still fits.)
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    Rental cars scarce and expensive....

    Rental cars scarce and expensive.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/04/08/rental-car-shortage-enterprise-hertz/
    Apparently the companies sold a lot of their cars at the beginning of the...
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