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    I get that you're interested in the details, but...

    I get that you're interested in the details, but as a layperson I understand that if a court makes a preliminary decision and later reverses it that's still called a reversal and the term is not...
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    Probably. But the police encounter and their...

    Probably. But the police encounter and their acquaintances' double murder gave them the opportunity for big notoriety. If these two weren't committed enough to shut off her phone and let him drive...
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    Did the original ruling result in the guy getting...

    Did the original ruling result in the guy getting Ivermectin, or did it just mean the matter was delayed 14 days?
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    I'm guessing you read the comments? I had to...

    I'm guessing you read the comments? I had to check to see if anyone called him out for the obvious attempt to manipulate them. Judging from what I saw they didn't catch on, so he probably struck the...
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    Sticky: This sounds familiar...oh, wait: props to whyturn...

    This sounds familiar...oh, wait: props to whyturn for the same mission!!

    I'm still trying to find my wife a set of skis and boots to go with them, so of course it's about time for The Turn.
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    Yes. The swype-style keyboards are also getting...

    Yes. The swype-style keyboards are also getting worse and predicting stranger words. I partly blame automatically expanding dictionaries, but it doesn't stop there.
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    I just want to acknowledge the amazing (if...

    I just want to acknowledge the amazing (if remote) possibility that maybe, possibly, we are all iceman. In which case this persona here is just too perfect not to comment and compliment. Iceman,...
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    Krispy Kreme did it right: the sooner you got the...

    Krispy Kreme did it right: the sooner you got the shot the more donuts you got. $100 once just says: wait--next month it'll be more!!
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    How thin are you looking for? I just got done...

    How thin are you looking for? I just got done stretching an old road tube onto my nephew's bars to shim his grips out a little...guess you could just grab some XS non-lubricated next time you're at...
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    Note the use of quotation marks. Not his opinion.

    Note the use of quotation marks. Not his opinion.
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    I also have ~90% as a rough threshold for...

    I also have ~90% as a rough threshold for meaningful immunity. To be clear, by "rate" I meant the rate at which vaccines are being administered when you get around 80%: if things get very slow around...
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    Once you get to 80% mandates become either...

    Once you get to 80% mandates become either obvious or irrelevant, depending on rate at the time. My point was that the demographics and political reality anywhere that hit 80% without a mandate are...
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    Depressing. Don't overestimate the loudest...

    Depressing. Don't overestimate the loudest voices, though. The right-wing scare mongers are winning with that: their audience is terrified of all the famous boogey men. We're not going to force many...
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    Oh man, yes. Bob was a master of delivering...

    Oh man, yes. Bob was a master of delivering shocked outrage, so I think he understood it, too, and Letterman walking off with "I'm never coming back, Norm!" was too funny to be genuine, but he...
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    I'm not upset. I'm not going to ask you to...

    I'm not upset. I'm not going to ask you to re-read anything, but that post requires a very sarcastic voice. For example, the request for stock tips was actually Not unrelated: I think Canada is going...
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    Really?
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    Thanks for posting some good news in here, KQ....

    Thanks for posting some good news in here, KQ. Hope your mom keeps it up for a long time.



    You damn canucks whining about Alberta are starting to make me think Canaduh has forgotten there's an...
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    You're 16 pages late.

    You're 16 pages late.
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    I always forget about that one following so close...

    I always forget about that one following so close after the episode "It's Great Garry Shandling Is Still Alive." Which I remember watching back when it was on the website and hearing about...
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    The Bob Einstein piece of this is such a classic:...

    The Bob Einstein piece of this is such a classic:


    https://youtu.be/pIKlq1r6gdY
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    A lazy tune on the irony meter will wake you up...

    A lazy tune on the irony meter will wake you up quick watching Norm. I kinda wonder if some of his edgiest stuff gets more benefit of the doubt now?

    Reminds me of the Bob Einstein CICGC where he...
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    Well hell. Apparently it's what you get if you...

    Well hell. Apparently it's what you get if you misspell Phở and your keyboard auto-remembers for all time. Oh, well.
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    Likewise. I hope to one day enjoy that bowl of...

    Likewise. I hope to one day enjoy that bowl of phø. Unless there's good Thai, obviously.
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    Just in case there aren't any dentists around...

    Just in case there aren't any dentists around I'll even bring change of a nickel. I'm pretty pumped for it.
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    If that happens it will indeed be a glorious day....

    If that happens it will indeed be a glorious day. And I, for one, intend to celebrate by traveling to the 98118 in the faintest hope of greeting the mighty and virtuous Mazderati and tell the tale...
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    You know what speculation is right? What the...

    You know what speculation is right? What the hell, let me know before you head to the 98118 and maybe I'll come meet you. We can discuss it over some Phø.
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    On second thought, you're probably right that...

    On second thought, you're probably right that they don't want to be treated better. Persecution may be the drug of choice.
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    So actual numbers aren't going to be practical,...

    So actual numbers aren't going to be practical, which means we aren't going to be able to reach a decisive conclusion about the effectiveness of mandates. Pretty much the exact opposite of the...
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    I read that in the narrator's voice from...

    I read that in the narrator's voice from Idiocracy. It sounded right.
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    They see themselves as the Jews instead of the...

    They see themselves as the Jews instead of the collaborators. You don't think they're desperate for that certified victimhood? They crave it fortnightly [smartass]!
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    The number is more than just consequential, it's...

    The number is more than just consequential, it's everything. The approach with the best numbers is the right one. So why aren't you giving a number? Is it too speculative? Come on, you asked, don't...
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    Yup. People love bringing up how the Nazis...

    Yup. People love bringing up how the Nazis treated the Jews but no one mentions how the Germans (and all their neighbors) treated the Nazis and their collaborators. Most were never welcomed back...
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    No one with COVID has exposed them yet.

    No one with COVID has exposed them yet.
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    Put numbers to it. How many people are going to...

    Put numbers to it. How many people are going to get a vaccine because of a mandate and how soon will they get it? How many of those would have gotten the vaccine without the mandate and how many of...
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    You misspelled pragmatist.

    You misspelled pragmatist.
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    It was your question, man. No need to go all...

    It was your question, man. No need to go all false dichotomy about it.
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    Sorry, just busy. It depends on what happens...

    Sorry, just busy. It depends on what happens next. I'd have started with a refundable tax credit of $10/vaccinated day for every person in the country this year. Mandates have universal reach in PR...
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    Depends

    Depends
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    There's definitely some legit nitpicking.

    There's definitely some legit nitpicking.
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    Obviously universal agreement on mandates is not...

    Obviously universal agreement on mandates is not a goal. Universal agreement on vaccines would be easier to achieve and result in faster vaccination. Both are impossible. But mandates are a means to...
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    You did not say un-American, and I was not...

    You did not say un-American, and I was not intending to imply that I was addressing that to your post exclusively. Point is that the narrative that a politician's position on preventive measures can...
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    It's always beautiful when highanger and CJ come...

    It's always beautiful when highanger and CJ come together.
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    Sorry, I took your present tense as a question...

    Sorry, I took your present tense as a question about my post. I see two ways to look at reasonability, one of which is probably sub-optimal or maybe outright wrong. That one is measuring the...
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    Of course it is. It's also the least educated...

    Of course it is. It's also the least educated state in the nation and one-party ruled, among other problems. I'm sure you can cherry pick something, but as a resident I can tell you his messaging has...
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    Idaho governor Brad Little. I'm not a huge fan...

    Idaho governor Brad Little. I'm not a huge fan and disagree with a ton of stuff he does but he's not hypothetical.
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    I'm saying nothing about the desirability of...

    I'm saying nothing about the desirability of mandates. I'm saying there is a reasonable and honest reason to take either position on the topic and using ad homs to stifle debate reduces vaccination...
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    It must, right? I mean it's always too much to...

    It must, right? I mean it's always too much to ask you to re-read your posts. Here, lemme help: it's ironic that you complain about the difficulty and personal strain you feel associated with a...
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    Exactly

    Exactly
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    Or if honesty is too tedious, you (and the NYT)...

    Or if honesty is too tedious, you (and the NYT) could just shut up about it. They're not paying you extra.
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    Nope. I'm saying that labeling people that...

    Nope. I'm saying that labeling people that disagree with mandates as necessarily un-American or anti-vax is intellectually dishonest and drives down credibility, which interferes with education etc....
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