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    The levain for my latest loaves overrose--in the...

    The levain for my latest loaves overrose--in the fridge overnight. I've stopped worrying about finding a warm place to proof bread or to feed my starter, since I'm rarely on a deadline.
    And there...
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    This thread dropped to middle of second page....

    This thread dropped to middle of second page. Pandemic must be over.

    California drops a lot of rules Tuesday. Still masks in public transport, schools, prisons, large gatherings, and any business...
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    Louder. I can't hear you. My sarcasm meter is...

    Louder. I can't hear you. My sarcasm meter is drowning you out.
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    So now enough suspicion of the Wuhan lab and...

    So now enough suspicion of the Wuhan lab and Chinese virus research has been done by Trump and his allies, the media, and the Chinese themselves that a lot of people will never believe any legitimate...
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    It's very clear what Xi and China want. It is...

    It's very clear what Xi and China want. It is clear what the Taliban want. It is clear what radical Islamists want. Because we know what they want we know how to fight them. What is not clear is...
  6. Thread: Poor Idaho

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    RE the retirement issue. Most people will receive...

    RE the retirement issue. Most people will receive far more in SS benefits than they paid in SS taxes. And even if that were not true it doesn't change the overall balance of payments.
    Here's some...
  7. M4A won't help unless we get rid of FFS.

    M4A won't help unless we get rid of FFS.
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    thanks for checking my error. The point is not...

    thanks for checking my error. The point is not whether it's educated states or uneducated states, rich states or poor states that are net beneficiaries of or contributors to the federal budget. The...
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    Pizza isn't the only pie. I used my baking stone...

    Pizza isn't the only pie. I used my baking stone to make the best pie crust I have ever managed--ie nice flaky bottom crust. I preheated a baking sheet on the pizza stone and put the pie on that--so...
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    A threat to the dollar? That's far fetched. A...

    A threat to the dollar? That's far fetched. A threat to national security due to ransomware, sure.
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    If you can fit a pair of skis in an overhead bin...

    If you can fit a pair of skis in an overhead bin more power to you. Have you considered touring with snow blades?
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    Detroit's Production Line (Howe, Abel, Lindsay)...

    Detroit's Production Line (Howe, Abel, Lindsay) in the late 40's, Production Line II (Delvecchio instead of Abel) in 50's.
    Montreal's Punch Line in the 40's. (I had to look that one up but I...
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    She may have a point, given that fertility in the...

    She may have a point, given that fertility in the US and around the world is declining. (Some of that is voluntary, of course. Some is due to bad sperm and sperm counts I believe.)



    It seems...
  14. Thread: Poor Idaho

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    wikipedia...

    wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_taxation_and_spending_by_state --Idaho receives 15B in Federal spending and
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_tax_revenue_by_state Idaho ...
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    Not true at Kaiser for most people. They get paid...

    Not true at Kaiser for most people. They get paid per patient per month, regardless of the care provided, so they have a strong incentive to do preventative care.

    A federal law may solve the...
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    Michigan rioted over the Vietnam War; MSU rioted...

    Michigan rioted over the Vietnam War; MSU rioted when they banned tailgating.
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    One of my med school classmates--and the lead...

    One of my med school classmates--and the lead "singer" in my band, believed that all human disease was caused by changes in people's magnetic fields. He was kicked out of school. Turns out maybe he...
  18. Thread: Poor Idaho

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    Idaho is one of the states that receives more in...

    Idaho is one of the states that receives more in Federal spending than it contributes in taxes.
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    FIFY

    FIFY
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    But you should tell them to clean their own shit...

    But you should tell them to clean their own shit when they get home.
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    After the success of the encrypted app the FBI...

    After the success of the encrypted app the FBI used to sting worldwide criminals, maybe they could set up their own crypto wallets for ransomwarers to deposit their ill-gotten gains into. Or a...
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    That's not me--but is it ok if I post in the BM...

    That's not me--but is it ok if I post in the BM thread? I spent a week cleaning the playa dust off the bike and other stuff I loaned my kid.
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    One might argue that there is no reason for...

    One might argue that there is no reason for anyone to post comments (including mine) about anything. One might argue that this forum would be better off if we all just put everyone else on ignore....
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    Listening to a guy on PBS who was pointing out...

    Listening to a guy on PBS who was pointing out that in 2016 the Russian created fake accounts and covertly influenced the election. In 2020 they didn't bother hiding that they were the source of the...
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    When someone feels the need to post incessantly...

    When someone feels the need to post incessantly defending something, it suggests there might be a problem with it. Maybe they're trying to convince themselves.
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    says the guy who has never had his newspaper...

    says the guy who has never had his newspaper thrown under his car or torn into confetti by a rotary snow plow.
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    And go back to rotary phones and newspapers...

    And go back to rotary phones and newspapers delivered to your doorstep? I don't think so.
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    Hope the Feds keep the money and use it to fight...

    Hope the Feds keep the money and use it to fight more cybercrime. Colonial doesn't deserve to get it back.
  29. Then there was the $10K he paid the two ladies to...

    Then there was the $10K he paid the two ladies to pose in the pool. (Nice work btw)
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    "Under god" was added to the pledge in the...

    "Under god" was added to the pledge in the 50's--McCarthy era/Red scare times. One of my teachers in maybe kindergarten or 1st grade had us leave it out. Wish I remembered more about the teacher--it...
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    Will a pair of skis fit behind the front row of...

    Will a pair of skis fit behind the front row of seats of a RAV4?
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    Give yourself a big pat on the back. The cops...

    Give yourself a big pat on the back.

    The cops are supposed to behave goodly. Serve and protect ya know. It's not supposed to be news. It's news when they don't.
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    Went to my first post covid indoor restaurant...

    Went to my first post covid indoor restaurant yesterday. Went to Reno to pick up a friend at the airport than had a few hours before my son and his fiancee's flight arrived so we had dinner at some...
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    I got suckered into watching a Mission Impossible...

    I got suckered into watching a Mission Impossible because Kristin Scott Thomas was in it. Not what most folks would call a hot piece of ass but I like her. Well, they killed her off in the first 15...
  35. Black bears break into locked cars all the time....

    Black bears break into locked cars all the time. I'm sure a grizzly could do it easily if it had a mind to. Hopefully they're well fed, but if they aren't the best protection would be all those...
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    My wife has started binge watching Netflix badly...

    My wife has started binge watching Netflix badly dubbed European cop shows--with the same droning music and emotionally disturbed cops at their American counterparts. I would hate these shows...
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    A penalty "Shall be imposed on a player who...

    A penalty "Shall be imposed on a player who skates, jumps into or charges an opponent in any manner.
    Charging shall mean the actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, shall...
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    FIFY

    FIFY
  39. He stepped on a thorn and is hoping a friendly...

    He stepped on a thorn and is hoping a friendly tourist will remove it for him.
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    Folsom Prison Blues was also partly plagiarized...

    Folsom Prison Blues was also partly plagiarized apparently and Cash paid a settlement over it.
    But country and blues borrowed heavily from the past without crediting up into the 50's and 60's. And...
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    She's Modern Orthodox Jewish and wrote a...

    She's Modern Orthodox Jewish and wrote a controversial NYT op ed about how she dresses modestly to avoid sexual harassment and worse.
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    Rheumatic fever due to strep throat most likely....

    Rheumatic fever due to strep throat most likely.







    These things matter a lot. To the people and their families of course. And combined all the advances of modern medicine have given us...
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    Good info. While vaccination certainly doesn't...

    Good info. While vaccination certainly doesn't eliminate the risk of death or significant short and long term complications of Covid it reduces the risk to the level we accept in our daily lives. ...
  44. I always look at the SDS for any new finish I...

    I always look at the SDS for any new finish I use. But I don't know enough about the chemistry to be able to predict performance from the SDS. Any oil based finish with a low percentage of solids...
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    This has bothered me for many years. He could...

    This has bothered me for many years.
    He could have shot a man in Lodi, then it would have worked. Which brings up the question--how the hell did John Fogerty get stuck there. Lodi is just a bedroom...
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    How can you not be condescending when none of the...

    How can you not be condescending when none of the 3 contestants knew where "of the people, by the people, for the people" comes from. She's not my favorite--still Rogers although I don't see going...
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    Young women were big beneficiaries of hand...

    Young women were big beneficiaries of hand washing--they stopped dying after child birth when the doctors and others delivering their babies started washing their hands.


    Despite your seeing it...
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    Obviously the resources available to fight fires...

    Obviously the resources available to fight fires are much much greater now than in 1871. Apparently sustained high winds were the big weather issue. That's when the Great Chicago Fire happened. My...
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    Thank you. Skidog--my point is that while you...

    Thank you.

    Skidog--my point is that while you might have a private well it draws from an aquifer that likely serves many people--so while you may not have federal water, you are part of the water...
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    Those are in the ACA and apply to group...

    Those are in the ACA and apply to group plans--those that have the same premium for every employee.
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