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    Truth. Someone needs to invent a gadget that can...

    Truth. Someone needs to invent a gadget that can tell if an avocado is going to be good before breaking the skin.
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    This actually made me laugh out loud.

    This actually made me laugh out loud.
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    Not terribly surprising given that 87% of...

    Not terribly surprising given that 87% of Ilinoisans over 65 are vaccinated. Just consider that probably the age group most likely to die from Covid is around 90% vaccinated, but still only 38% of...
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    I'll bet that new Cheakamus base gets built...

    I'll bet that new Cheakamus base gets built sooner than later. Lots of complaints about the traffic situation through Whistler and this would help substantially.
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    Yes, definitely blaming the employer, not the...

    Yes, definitely blaming the employer, not the employees. If you can't pay your employees well enough and/or give them enough benefits to retain them, that's on you.
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    Agree 100%. It's your choice to agree or not with...

    Agree 100%. It's your choice to agree or not with Neil, but what he's doing is absolutely not censorship.
  7. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Sweet, the WROD downhill!

    Sweet, the WROD downhill!
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    Which is why vaccines are so important. You've...

    Which is why vaccines are so important. You've got a good chance of getting Omicron, so you need to be certain you're protected from a severe case by being vaccinated. If you just had Delta than you...
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    Interesting data, but keep in mind the conclusion...

    Interesting data, but keep in mind the conclusion is that natural immunity has only been shown to be more effective than vaccines since Delta took over. Hopefully this is promising for herd immunity...
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    I've never heard anyone say this, but I agree...

    I've never heard anyone say this, but I agree that it's annoying. I'll make a note that if I DO hear it I'll ask the person what the hell they're talking about.
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    I haven't read the paywalled article, but I would...

    I haven't read the paywalled article, but I would like to know what his evidence is that natural immunity is better than immunity derived from vaccination. There have been other studies cited here...
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    It was? I look at the NYT website pretty...

    It was? I look at the NYT website pretty religiously and didn't see it. I was pretty amazed I didn't get spoiled before the show.
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    My friend had a decent theory about why Vail is...

    My friend had a decent theory about why Vail is having such a hard time finding staff this year. He thinks that before Epic and Ikon getting a free pass was actually a compelling reason to bump...
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    Also seemed kind of strange they let the new...

    Also seemed kind of strange they let the new champ slide with his "Barney the Dinosaur" answer.
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    Well you still have to go through a mental list...

    Well you still have to go through a mental list of countries that it could be and light on the correct one. That's the shit I hate. It's not like Amy (or I) don't know of Bangladesh's existence or...
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    I didn't get it, either. Exactly the kind of clue...

    I didn't get it, either. Exactly the kind of clue I hate.
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    Ha ha, looks like Land's End has brought theirs...

    Ha ha, looks like Land's End has brought theirs back, too!
    https://www.landsend.com/products/mens-classic-squall-jacket/id_326823?attributes=28928,44967
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    How about requiring the pitcher to throw the ball...

    How about requiring the pitcher to throw the ball to the plate within so many seconds or it's an automatic ball? Also don't allow the batter to call a time out or step out of the batter's box. Get...
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    I didn't have that, but remember having a similar...

    I didn't have that, but remember having a similar one from Land's End, although it was fleece lined. I gave it to my dad at some point and I swear he was wearing it till a few years ago. :)
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    I know people tend to hate him, but he's always...

    I know people tend to hate him, but he's always seemed fairly charismatic to me--at least compared to Bonds and Clemens.
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    They all knew they were cheating, so I don't see...

    They all knew they were cheating, so I don't see a huge distinction. Maybe Manny is a better comparison, but Manny also had a lifetime 69 WAR against 117 for Alex. If you look at the list of the ten...
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    Over 60% of the world's population has now...

    Over 60% of the world's population has now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. Is that bad? I agree it could be better, but that doesn't seem terrible to me. More than ten billion doses...
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    Big Papi's induction speech should be a hoot....

    Big Papi's induction speech should be a hoot. They should just let Kenan Thompson do it for him. :)
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    Fair enough. You should have said that in the...

    Fair enough. You should have said that in the first place rather than mentioning John Stockton or requiring vaccines to get into sporting events.
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    I still think it's funny that back in the '90s...

    I still think it's funny that back in the '90s when offense started exploding everyone was talking about the "juiced ball" when those in the know knew it was really the "juiced player."
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    Why can't we do both? You act like this is some...

    Why can't we do both? You act like this is some kind of zero sum game.
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    I think someone with a career average of .254 and...

    I think someone with a career average of .254 and a career OPS of .823 who played in such an offensive heavy era is going to have a very difficult time getting into the Hall even if they are one of...
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    Yeah, considering mutation is random viruses are...

    Yeah, considering mutation is random viruses are unpredictable by nature.
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    What I don't exactly understand is why Bonds and...

    What I don't exactly understand is why Bonds and Clemens received so much more support than A-Rod? Perhaps it's just that it was his first year on the ballot, but I would have expected him to get...
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    You're probably correct about that.

    You're probably correct about that.
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    I think all of these contribute, but especially...

    I think all of these contribute, but especially #3 in light of Omicron.
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    Of course Holzhauer didn't lose intentionally....

    Of course Holzhauer didn't lose intentionally. Dude is a professional gambler. He's not going to take a knee on that kind of easy money.
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    So this is interesting. Tom Fortune answered some...

    So this is interesting. Tom Fortune answered some questions about the discount and/or credit:


    This would imply that everyone with some sort of Epic Pass is eligible for the $150 credit for next...
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    It's absolutely unbelievable. The funny thing is...

    It's absolutely unbelievable. The funny thing is if he got the shot it would be like "oh, that's it?" with basically a 0.0% chance of anything bad happening to him. It's truly a cult.
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    Huh? This doesn't make sense to me. Many of us...

    Huh? This doesn't make sense to me. Many of us haven't gone as much because most of the mountain hasn't been open.
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    Personally I'm not waiting. I've traveled to...

    Personally I'm not waiting. I've traveled to Europe, Canada, and Utah in the last three months. I'm just saying at this point it's premature to start rolling back things like mask mandates and proof...
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    And honestly I'm not positive yet that I won't...

    And honestly I'm not positive yet that I won't get anything, and if I don't it's not a big deal. I'm just glad to see progress is finally being made with regard to Stevens. Sounds like the backside...
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    And there's the rub for me. Stevens is my local...

    And there's the rub for me. Stevens is my local mountain, but I was more concerned about Whistler being closed or at least inaccessible to Americans, so I didn't pick a primary resort.

    At the same...
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    I thought UW was only doing testing for those who...

    I thought UW was only doing testing for those who suspect they have Covid or have been exposed? Are they back to testing for travel now?
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    I think your take is probably pretty good other...

    I think your take is probably pretty good other than I wouldn't want to bank on a six month reprieve.
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    I member!

    I member!
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    Yes, their risk is low, but their risk of...

    Yes, their risk is low, but their risk of infecting others is at least as high as older people's. That's the point. The #1 response has to be putting in measure to limit the spread of the virus, not...
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    True, but isn't that kind of the whole point of...

    True, but isn't that kind of the whole point of buying an Epic Pass? It seems a bit strange to snub those who went with the full pass and plunked down even more money to visit Vail's other resorts. I...
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    But it's not like that since I live in Washington...

    But it's not like that since I live in Washington and Stevens is the only Epic mountain in the state. Seems to me they should be extending this to everyone in the state who bought a pass.
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    I did not. I figured it didn't make sense to...

    I did not. I figured it didn't make sense to limit myself like that. I go to Whistler often and I figured if I said Stevens was my primary mountain I'd have no chance at a refund if Whistler and/or...
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    I was in Park City last week. Talking to a local...

    I was in Park City last week. Talking to a local who said his drive to the hill is between 5 minutes and 45 depending on traffic, so Park City and Pugetopolis seem to have similar issues.
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    Agreed. I'm hoping that omicron takes us into...

    Agreed. I'm hoping that omicron takes us into another phase, but at this point it's wishful thinking. Currently more people than ever are hospitalized and deaths are at 2,000 per day and continuing...
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    I think many people who get on Jeopardy are just...

    I think many people who get on Jeopardy are just risk averse. But I agree with old goat that it doesn't make sense to hold back when it's your only shot. There aren't a lot of people out there who...
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    Assuming Dromond meant to say over 14 days rather...

    Assuming Dromond meant to say over 14 days rather than hours.
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    I've got the full Epic Pass. It seems odd that...

    I've got the full Epic Pass. It seems odd that I'd be punished for buying the more expensive pass.

    I think it's a plea for the AG to stay off their case and a bone to get people to renew for next...
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