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  1. Thread: RBG is dead

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    Any law passed by Congress re SCOTUS term limits...

    Any law passed by Congress re SCOTUS term limits would be subject to review by the current SCOTUS, which is unlikely to pass it. The conservative justices can see the handwriting on the wall--that...
  2. Thread: RBG is dead

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    Alas, you're right. The "good behaviour" clause...

    Alas, you're right. The "good behaviour" clause means for life apparently. (Just like "a well regulated militia" means that the right to bear arms refers to militias, not individual citizens. Or...
  3. Thread: "The Turn"

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    The turn has come to Truckee (30F at the...

    The turn has come to Truckee (30F at the airport). It will turn back at least once before winter, like it always does.
  4. Thread: RBG is dead

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    How can someone who uses the abbreviation SML for...

    How can someone who uses the abbreviation SML for Senate Majority Leader claim to not be talking politics. : )
  5. Thread: RBG is dead

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    It would take 4 Republican no votes to deny Trump...

    It would take 4 Republican no votes to deny Trump a nominee--Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Alexander were the 4 Jeff Toobin named.
    If the Dems take the Senate and the Senate manages to confirm a...
  6. Agree. Also the idea wasn't just that people...

    Agree. Also the idea wasn't just that people using the forest would start fires, but that if a fire started for any reason scarce resources would have to be used to find and evacuate those...
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    sorry, can't help myself...

    sorry, can't help myself
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/well/live/coronavirus-gaiters-masks.html
    takeaway message, while single was not effective, double layer gaiter was more effective, and...
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    Doubled gaiter. I have a wind stop gaiter I...

    Doubled gaiter. I have a wind stop gaiter I thought might work but it is probably too impermeable to breath through.
    It will be on at the base area, in line, and if I am sharing a lift with anyone...
  9. Thread: RBG is dead

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    A great loss for the United States and everyone...

    A great loss for the United States and everyone in it, regardless of their politics and whether they realize it or not.
    Several commentators this eve said that she was to women's civil rights what...
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    Gym friend of my wife (zoom classes) says she was...

    Gym friend of my wife (zoom classes) says she was having respiratory symptoms so she calls her doctor of long standing. They tell her to go somewhere else. No specific recommendation, just...
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    Editorial in the British Medical Journal...

    Editorial in the British Medical Journal describes several small studies that show T cell reactivity to SARS-CV-2 in 20%-50% of people with no history exposure. (One study looked at blood drawn...
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    KB is a good choice for someone who wants to be...

    KB is a good choice for someone who wants to be able to tell themselves they did everything they could to be safe. (Whether they actually did that is irrelevant.)
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    I'm guessing that Caputo and Alexander are out...

    I'm guessing that Caputo and Alexander are out because Redfield threatened to resign. Jared must have told Trump that Redfield quitting under protest would be even worse than shooting someone in the...
  14. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    AFAIK nobody here has access to any more...

    AFAIK nobody here has access to any more information about the pass than anyone else here. Some people may have better reading comprehension. Many are like my wife--"Why is my computer doing this?"...
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    Excellent article on the uncertainty of medical...

    Excellent article on the uncertainty of medical tests. Some of the stuff was discussed months ago (it seems like), this article puts it into context....
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    Fortunately we don't have to deal with EEE out...

    Fortunately we don't have to deal with EEE out here. Just Western Equine Encephalitis.


    Since we aren't getting off politics I'll throw this in. Interesting interview I read. Trump's saying...
  17. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    No problems with credit cards. I don't have a...

    No problems with credit cards. I don't have a pacemaker. No problems with my cell phone. I do sometime find my phone or keys stuck to the wallet.
    One of my medical school classmates (and lead singer...
  18. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    no

    no
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    Black people killed by police are "props". How...

    Black people killed by police are "props". How do you think that makes Breonna Taylor's mother, for example, feel?
    I almost wonder if the choice of words was intended to incite more violence so he...
  20. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    I got this one year from my son and when it wore...

    I got this one year from my son and when it wore out I bought myself another one. Very slim wallet, fits easily in front pocket, a magnetic money clip and slots for plastic. It carries everything I...
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    Can you assholes please take the election shit to...

    Can you assholes please take the election shit to pollyassha?. Don't post here unless you have something intelligent to say about the pandemic. Correction--that would be a high bar, how about...
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    The SLC officer who had his dog bite a compliant...

    The SLC officer who had his dog bite a compliant suspect is criminally charged.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/17/utah-officer-charged-dog-attack/
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    Maybe they're filming the last season of Better...

    Maybe they're filming the last season of Better Call Saul. (Wish they'd hurry up. I can't remember the plot from one week to the next, let alone years apart..)
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    Oxford shirt, tie, pajama bottoms. Or boxer...

    Oxford shirt, tie, pajama bottoms. Or boxer shorts. The choice is yours.
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    You posted that after a bunch of people posted...

    You posted that after a bunch of people posted about the problems they're having on line just buying a pass. : - )
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    I wonder if Ikon's decision not to go to a...

    I wonder if Ikon's decision not to go to a reservation system was based in part on witnessing the difficulty Epic is having with customer service and anticipating that a reservation system for...
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    MP doesn't count s combat veteran. From what I...

    MP doesn't count s combat veteran. From what I know (mainly from watching war movies) that is perfect training to be an asshole cop.
    In the past Reservists and National Guard have not done well in...
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    I used to give them to myself at work and read...

    I used to give them to myself at work and read them myself, then they tightened things up considerably when the MDR (multi drug resistant) strains started showing up.
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    I think I would prefer MS13 to some of the...

    I think I would prefer MS13 to some of the assholes who rent the STR next to us.
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    IMO ex military, especially those who have seen...

    IMO ex military, especially those who have seen combat, are more likely to be self-disciplined, respectful of the chain of command, and less likely to panic and overreact in stressful situations....
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    Exactly. Every virologist in the world has...

    Exactly. Every virologist in the world has access to the same data--the genome--that the "whistleblower" has. She's basing her "revelation" on her interpretation of the genome, not on any secret...
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    If anyone cares, here's a nice comparison between...

    If anyone cares, here's a nice comparison between TB and Covid 19. The Union is an NGO that focuses on TB worldwide. I'd never heard of it but it seems reputable. The article is from March, so it...
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    Of those 1.5 million deaths roughly 500 were in...

    Of those 1.5 million deaths roughly 500 were in the US. No surprise we don't hear about it. It's a disease of shit hole countries. I can tell you that when someone shows up at a US hospital with...
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    Stats show slowly decreasing US cases and deaths,...

    Stats show slowly decreasing US cases and deaths, while the EU and a number of individual European countries show increases in both, especially cases. The question is--can the US numbers be trusted?...
  35. Placer county improved one level on the Covid...

    Placer county improved one level on the Covid risk scale--from widespread to substantial. May or may not have implications for the ski season.
  36. So quaint--the way perfect strangers stand right...

    So quaint--the way perfect strangers stand right next to each other. They even shake hands. Truly a bygone era.
  37. Thread: Wildlife

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    Probably checking to see if he was alive, or dead...

    Probably checking to see if he was alive, or dead and a nice meal.
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    come hear uncle john's band on zoom

    come hear uncle john's band on zoom
  39. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Squaw passes may have been 1600 years ago but in...

    Squaw passes may have been 1600 years ago but in the cheap pass era the price dropped considerably and then went up a couple hundred bucks I believe when they went to Ikon. Some of you guys are...
  40. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Everything Ikon and Epic says should be assumed...

    Everything Ikon and Epic says should be assumed to be subject to change at any time.
    Sure wish I could buy a Squalpine only pass. I would rather not pay more for access to resorts I have no...
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    Agree. Union pay sets the bar for non-union pay....

    Agree. Union pay sets the bar for non-union pay. Nonunion Japanese auto plants in the US pay well because of union contracts negotiated by the UAW.
    California nurses at non-union hospitals are...
  42. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    My uninformed guess is that anyone who books...

    My uninformed guess is that anyone who books lodging through a resort's central reservations will be able to get ski reservations. Others might have problems, especially on weekends.
  43. Source? It's not on the web site, Twitter, FB,...

    Source? It's not on the web site, Twitter, FB, and I haven't received an email.

    Edit--found it on KTVN Reno web site.
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    Same reason that the places that are...

    Same reason that the places that are anti-immigrant are places with no immigrants.


    FIFY
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    The funny thing is-- the places where there is...

    The funny thing is-- the places where there is heavy protest activity and some destruction and violence will still vote for Biden. The places that go for Trump will be places with few or no...
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    Yeah, there are people in California who've never...

    Yeah, there are people in California who've never set foot in the mountains too. It's fun watching them broadcast from Blue Canyon in a blizzard. (Although in recent years they seem to have to go up...
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    I'm a big fan of unions. People died to win the...

    I'm a big fan of unions. People died to win the right to unionize and collectively bargain. When they're gone people will realize what they've lost. I once belonged to United Steelworkers' Union,...
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    fify

    fify
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    Merit pay is one of those things that is great in...

    Merit pay is one of those things that is great in principle, tough to do in practice. How do you measure a teacher's merit. When people try to do that it's by looking at test scores. Is that how...
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    It's fun listening to news people and politicians...

    It's fun listening to news people and politicians on the east coast who have never set foot in a forest west of the Mississippi talk about wildfires.
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