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    Mandatory OT for nurses is wrong. It should be...

    Mandatory OT for nurses is wrong. It should be up to the nurse whether they can safely practice for up to 16 hours/day. In my hospital OT usually meant two back to back 8 hours shifts. I've seen...
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    Just remember the old joke about the young bull...

    Just remember the old joke about the young bull elk and the old one.
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    Truckee ground out the bike lane signs painted in...

    Truckee ground out the bike lane signs painted in the bike lanes and painted new, different ones next to where the old ones were. Why they didn't just paint new ones half way between the old ones...
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    Like rideit said--if you can manage to train a...

    Like rideit said--if you can manage to train a search dog there might be a local SAR you can join, as a volunteer. Pros are usually law enforcement of some kind.
  5. 50 opens tomorrow AM. If anyone heads up that...

    50 opens tomorrow AM.
    If anyone heads up that way my kid is curious what the Leap looks like.
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    One can only admire your persistence in engaging...

    One can only admire your persistence in engaging these people.



    Yeah, I saw that. Around here prescribing for a critically ill patient without seeing them would get you an appointment with the...
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    Maybe train bomb detection dogs, if you're...

    Maybe train bomb detection dogs, if you're willing to dispose of the bomb when you find it. Neighbor of mine does that, after learning his craft serving in Iraq.
  8. The outage was mostly Tahoe Donner and Donner...

    The outage was mostly Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake according to the outage map. So not a a planned outage.

    If someone wants to see a real old ski lift--there's the remains of an old rope tow near...
  9. Maybe El Chupacabra would still like some.

    Maybe El Chupacabra would still like some.
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    The reasoning given for the first judge's...

    The reasoning given for the first judge's ordering the hospital to give Ivermectin is the same bad reasoning a majority of the SCOTUS used to allow the Texas abortion law to stand--using strict...
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    Ladder.

    Ladder.
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    So the libs like vaccines and the MAGAs like...

    So the libs like vaccines and the MAGAs like monoclonal antibodies.
    It's a matter of style--like skiing vs snowboarding.

    Isn't it?
  13. When you lose the bet--I like Anchor Steam...

    When you lose the bet--I like Anchor Steam California Lager. No IPA for me thanks. And you don't have to worry, the swill just drove off.

    It was nice taking a little jaunt up Mt Judah...
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    Like the guys in the dugout who forget there...

    Like the guys in the dugout who forget there might be a camera on them when they try to dig out a booger.
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    I was joking. Making fun of stuffed shirt...

    I was joking. Making fun of stuffed shirt doctors. Lots of non-MD's called me by my first name. One of the nurses in the clinic called me by my baby name--I don't know how she found out or maybe...
  16. PM sent

    PM sent
  17. Why do you think I'm giving it away.

    Why do you think I'm giving it away.
  18. I've got about 4 cases of hard seltzer in various...

    I've got about 4 cases of hard seltzer in various flavors left over from a wedding, free to a good home.
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    It's fun walking around in old French...

    It's fun walking around in old French neighborhoods and seeing all the wires tacked to the outside of the stone walls.
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    I've got the 260 mm model. Does a decent job. ...

    I've got the 260 mm model. Does a decent job. Being able to face joint 10 inches wide is worth the hassle of converting. The beds are pretty short for doing big pieces though. It is nice to have...
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    You call doctors by their first name? I would...

    You call doctors by their first name? I would have written you up for that. (There was one of my partners who had me as an attending when she was a resident who refused to call me by my first name.)...
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    My uncle was the consummate salesman--in his...

    My uncle was the consummate salesman--in his lifetime he bought and sold just about everything, including a 55 gal drum of eyeglass frames at 25 cents per. With inflation I guess they'd be a dollar....
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    When you do the living will make sure you specify...

    When you do the living will make sure you specify no tube feedings. That's how they keep vegetables alive.

    When my son was training for ski patrol, the first day he was certified to work without...
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    Sorry you were disappointed not to find porn. I...

    Sorry you were disappointed not to find porn. I guess Madam Kity retired--it was a a long time ago.
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    Mayo Clinic's advice is good. (Although my...

    Mayo Clinic's advice is good. (Although my grandmother went there in 1948 to have her gallbladder out because there was no hospital in Detroit good enough apparently. She wound up being there for 8...
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    Or hard wire it.

    Or hard wire it.
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    1) what's so unusual about scratching your balls...

    1) what's so unusual about scratching your balls in Costco?
    2) how do you forget you are in Costco?
  28. Thanks for the info. Based on previous outages...

    Thanks for the info. Based on previous outages the Safeway in Truckee has a small generator that can keep a few lights on, unless they've upgraded in the last few months. Truckee reportedly has one...
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    If you decided to cut out caffeine on your own,...

    If you decided to cut out caffeine on your own, this thread should have convinced you you don't need to. If your doctor suggested it, go talk to him about it with a print out of this thread and the...
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    I have a Kity jointer-planer. Made in France. I...

    I have a Kity jointer-planer. Made in France. I tried to google Kity to find a source for blades but all I got was porn sites.
  31. I think the red flag warning goes up closer to...

    I think the red flag warning goes up closer to the event--like storm watch followed by storm warning in the winter.

    What bodywhomper is talking about are microgrids. Truckee could potentially...
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    Maybe just needed to get pipes from A to B and...

    Maybe just needed to get pipes from A to B and there was something in the way he didn't want to go through--piece of steel perhaps. Or for some reason there wasn't room for shutoff valves...
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    Is that why the water won't stay in the bowl?

    Is that why the water won't stay in the bowl?
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    Then there are the cows in Germany they trained...

    Then there are the cows in Germany they trained to piss in a cow bathroom. (A mooloo).
  35. Msg from TDPUD is that the outage is canceled.

    Msg from TDPUD is that the outage is canceled.
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    To me the most offensive thing about that is the...

    To me the most offensive thing about that is the particle board cabinet. OTOH around here a trailer is a million dollar home so that work would not be out of place.

    I didn't do the plumbing but I...
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    You and your damn shack aren't helping : -- )

    You and your damn shack aren't helping : -- )
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    I never said un-American. But we're talking...

    I never said un-American. But we're talking about people who are willing to let people die in the hopes of winning elections. These governors are not making principled stands; these are cynical...
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    How do we know the Justices are human? Ever seen...

    How do we know the Justices are human? Ever seen one bleed?
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    A big reason for the ongoing vaccine refusal is...

    A big reason for the ongoing vaccine refusal is that it is a Republican strategy to undermine Biden's administration, at the cost of many thousands of human lives. Think of unvaxed people who die of...
  41. My message from TDPUD says "Safety alert: extreme...

    My message from TDPUD says "Safety alert: extreme wildfire dager forecast in next 24-48 hours. Wildfire safety outage scheduled for Sunday September 19th at 4am,"

    I expect TDPUD to update the...
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    Good to know, I'd always assumed that Ryobi and...

    Good to know, I'd always assumed that Ryobi and Ridgid were the same company because Home Depot, but I looked it up and Ridgid isn't TTI. I've never had any trouble with Ryobi tools except the...
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    Around here that box would have been chewed open...

    Around here that box would have been chewed open and half the nuts eaten. The squirrels are seriously getting ready for winter in the last week. I hope that means a big one. I had to take a...
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    We had a minor kitchen remodel by an all Romanian...

    We had a minor kitchen remodel by an all Romanian crew--Romanian GC/floor guy, Romanian plumber/electrician, Romanian cabinet maker, Romanian granite guy. Nice job, nice guys.
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    Classes? You go to classes? You're a freshman....

    Classes? You go to classes? You're a freshman. What classes can't you stream online when you finally wake up? Important to get your sleep.
    BTW--the alarm clock across the room thing doesn't work....
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    Well there you have it. Undoubtedly the...

    Well there you have it. Undoubtedly the contestants don't have horses or donkeys, or if they do they don't talk to them.
    I've certainly heard slow as molasses, just not the January part. But I live...
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    According to the ER doc who did research on...

    According to the ER doc who did research on bacteria and amoebae in Sierra waters, if you have to drink untreated water the safest is the still water at the edge of a lake--the stuff with the...
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    But it doesn't just roll back to the cooked side,...

    But it doesn't just roll back to the cooked side, it jumps around.
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    Why are you going to parties in polite company?...

    Why are you going to parties in polite company? That's where you run into people like that. I was just at a party in polite company. Thank goodness I don't have any more kids to to get married.
  50. Can't camp in the backcountry, huh? But maybe...

    Can't camp in the backcountry, huh? But maybe I'll get a lot of freeze dried food, my headlamp, sleeping bag and tent and set them up on my deck during the power outage. Having no power doesn't...
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