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  1. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    Winds shifting to northeasterly tonight. Not good...

    Winds shifting to northeasterly tonight. Not good for Quincy, population 2000 not including the surrounding area.
  2. Whatever petroleum product that hairpiece is made...

    Whatever petroleum product that hairpiece is made from can't be good for the environment either.
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    My wife was watching the the artistic swimming...

    My wife was watching the the artistic swimming and they said that one of the Americans had passed out from holding her breath too long in the prelims.
    My wife was a college gymnast, then a coach and...
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    My first thought is fine--if Fox and friends are...

    My first thought is fine--if Fox and friends are making it sound like vaccinations are a good thing great. Maybe their listeners will get vaccinated. Those people were never going to vote for a...
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    How about Chappaquiddick. How do you feel about...

    How about Chappaquiddick. How do you feel about the Kennedys. On second thought, don't answer that.
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    An essential skill is learning how to adjust your...

    An essential skill is learning how to adjust your rearview mirror to shine the high beams back in the asshole's face.
    You did tap the horn or flash your high beams briefly before you passed I hope....
  7. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    Now showing as 1000 acres. They've been issuing...

    Now showing as 1000 acres. They've been issuing immediate evacuation orders on the TV.
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    Do you have a source. Haven't heard of that as a...

    Do you have a source. Haven't heard of that as a Norcal member. They are requiring employees to be vaccinated. The majority of KP members are through group plans, which wouldn't be affected. ...
  9. Sacramento built a sunken freeway along the...

    Sacramento built a sunken freeway along the Sacramento River west of downtown that cut off what is now Old Sacramento--a tourist area. Bus 80 between Midtown and East Sacramento is raised so not too...
  10. The K st mall was dead when I moved to Sacramento...

    The K st mall was dead when I moved to Sacramento in 1976 and it's still dead now, except when the Kings play (in an arena that replaced a failed indoor mall that failed to revived the K st mall. The...
  11. Car free zones work where there is already a lot...

    Car free zones work where there is already a lot of foot traffic--ie the old center of many European cities but taking out the cars doesn't bring pedestrians where there were few before--K St mall in...
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    The current vaccines don't use eggs. For the most...

    The current vaccines don't use eggs. For the most part people with allergies can get the vaccine. I'm allergic to amoxicillin and one of my kids to sulfa drugs and we both got shots without problems....
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    Before they started requiring qualifying times...

    Before they started requiring qualifying times there was an African swimmer who didn't finish--ie couldn't make it to the end of the pool and had to be rescued.



    I remember watching a Lebanese...
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    For god's sakes don't cut the red wire!. Or is...

    For god's sakes don't cut the red wire!. Or is it the blue? Or the white? No, it's the gray. I think.
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    How did we marry the same woman?

    How did we marry the same woman?
  16. We were in Iraklion maybe 10 years ago. Heavily...

    We were in Iraklion maybe 10 years ago. Heavily shelled and bombed during WWII and a lot of the damage is unrepaired. The unroofed shells of buildings, etc.
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    You're just jealous you weren't invited.

    You're just jealous you weren't invited.
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    You worked all your life. Guess what--so does...

    You worked all your life. Guess what--so does everybody except a handful of trustbunnies, of which Obama was not one.
    You working, saving and investing isn't keeping anyone from getting tossed out...
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    Sacramento Terminal B pickup is Southwest on one...

    Sacramento Terminal B pickup is Southwest on one side and then you loop around and pickup other airlines on the other side of the terminal. We pickup our SW passengers on the other airline side--much...
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    Obama don't care (And the message he's...

    Obama don't care

    (And the message he's sending--that you can do it if you do it right--is a good one. As far as optics--I hope there aren't any. It's not news. The only Presidential b'day that's...
  21. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    We rarely buy gas in Truckee. In Reno or...

    We rarely buy gas in Truckee. In Reno or Sacramento. Truckee is known for having the most expensive gas in the 48. Lots of BS reasons but it's price collusion. CA has expensive gas but Truckee is...
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    Dogs that stomp around the house, specifically my...

    Dogs that stomp around the house, specifically my kid's Bernese. I'll be glad when the dog is gone. At least your wife doesn't shed. (?)
  23. So what you're saying is that if we didn't have...

    So what you're saying is that if we didn't have bikes we wouldn't have paved roads and everyone would slow down and stay close to home and we wouldn't have global warming. Thanks Obama.
  24. It doesn't matter what dealer you go to--it's...

    It doesn't matter what dealer you go to--it's Dodge's call if a repair is covered by warranty. If the dealer were to be a nice guy and do it for free they'd be eating the cost themselves. No harm in...
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    All the fancy electronics that suck electricity...

    All the fancy electronics that suck electricity when the car is off are why your battery fails.
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    I'd say the dude earned it, not that he's my...

    I'd say the dude earned it, not that he's my favorite president. (There hasn't been a favorite President in my lifetime.)
    What the fuck have you done to earn what you have? Are you going to house...
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    It's a hike that anyone who's a regular on a ski...

    It's a hike that anyone who's a regular on a ski forum should be able to handle. It's not a suggestion I would make in Travel+Leisure. (Does that magazine still exist? My dentist doesn't have...
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    Hike Mt. Washington. No brainer. Why take a cog...

    Hike Mt. Washington. No brainer. Why take a cog railroad or lift up a mountain when you have legs. There's good food and beer in the city, why worry about seeking it out in the mountains. ...
  29. Thread: Wildlife

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    You don't get to post a shot like that without...

    You don't get to post a shot like that without telling us what it is.
    Nice shot btw. IME getting good pictures of birds is rarely successful.
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    Before or after surgery?

    Before or after surgery?
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    Reno has a reasonably located cell phone...

    Reno has a reasonably located cell phone lot--right off the freeway ramp indicated by a tiny, unlit sign past the lot. So unless you're on your game you get to drive around in circles for 15 minutes...
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    The problem with high-efficiency masks and fit is...

    The problem with high-efficiency masks and fit is that the harder it is to breathe through the mask the more you breathe around it. I'm not saying everyone needs to get N95's; that's not for me to...
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    Sorry, but the only person around here who should...

    Sorry, but the only person around here who should be talking about "wankers" and "wanking" is PNWBrit. Also "kit", "back foot/front foot", and a few more that seem to be sneaking into...
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    The quality of the mask is not the only thing. ...

    The quality of the mask is not the only thing. They have to fit right and they need to be tight. I see KN95's with ear loops--I can't imagine they fit tightly enough.
  35. Yeah, I was talking about naming the lift that....

    Yeah, I was talking about naming the lift that. They can't use Resort Chair because that would give advertising to a non Squaw property. Or did Squaw buy it as some point? I can't imagine Squaw...
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    Manchin is apparently big on hosting other...

    Manchin is apparently big on hosting other senators and other politicians on his houseboat. Hopefully he will start inviting more Republicans and fewer Democrats.
  37. I knew someone who was truly independent of...

    I knew someone who was truly independent of government--she and her husband lived off the grid in Wyoming and were subsistence hunters/poachers. She ditched the husband after a year and went to med...
  38. those people need an HOA to decide what color to...

    those people need an HOA to decide what color to paint the doors
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    Which is why in sports where you can't earn a...

    Which is why in sports where you can't earn a living or be otherwise be supported many athletes will age out before biology would dictate.



    Pro track does reasonably well, mostly in Europe. ...
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    Flu requires an annual shot because every year...

    Flu requires an annual shot because every year the viruses are different. It's not a booster, it's a shot for a new virus. It remains to be seen how long initial covid vaccination lasts, and how...
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    But think of the weight savings/fuel economy. GM...

    But think of the weight savings/fuel economy. GM fighting global warming one jack at a time.
  42. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Regular over $5 in Truckee.

    Regular over $5 in Truckee.
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    Isn't a big part of swimming success based on...

    Isn't a big part of swimming success based on miles swam (swum?). Harder to sustain when you have to earn a living, maybe marriage and family. True for all sports of course, but hours spent...
  44. Of course. I'm stupid. They used to call the...

    Of course. I'm stupid.
    They used to call the mountain Snow King. Nowadays Rock King sounds right. Or Stump King, although Squaw already has a Stump Farm run so it might be confusing.
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    In the last few years I've noticed increasing...

    In the last few years I've noticed increasing frequency of people who will crawl up your bumper then fall way back then back on the bumper all while I keep a steady speed. They pass you and slow down...
  46. The sad irony of the little communities and...

    The sad irony of the little communities and isolated houses that get hit by these wildfires in the foothills and Sierra is that a lot of it is the only affordable housing in CA. I wonder how many of...
  47. "Replace this lift" Wonder why they are...

    "Replace this lift"

    Wonder why they are renaming. Business dispute between Resort at Squaw Creek and Alterra?
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    appreciate the post

    appreciate the post
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    I was alluding to the previous thing you posted...

    I was alluding to the previous thing you posted that someone thought reflected your opinion.
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    Rags. Although no team I was on ever won anything.

    Rags. Although no team I was on ever won anything.
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