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    One of the side benefits of paying for everything...

    One of the side benefits of paying for everything with a credit card is that I don't have wait while a clerk struggles to make change. (There is one restaurant I have breakfast at that doesn't take...
  2. East windy today. Ice pellets about shredded my...

    East windy today. Ice pellets about shredded my face off on Wolverine Saddle. The patroller who was assigned to flip down chair seats on Summit did not look happy to be there.
  3. Ice skate sizing is like ski boots and climbing...

    Ice skate sizing is like ski boots and climbing shoes. Performance fit vs. comfort fit. And ultra thin sox for performance. If you want to do casual skating you could size like shoes. I hesitate...
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    And 88% of the deaths have been in the over 65....

    And 88% of the deaths have been in the over 65. Bottom line--Illinois is running out of unvaccinated vulnerable patients to die.

    The pitiful thing is that NS doesn't grasp the implications of the...
  5. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    No it's not. The flip of this is that if she...

    No it's not.
    The flip of this is that if she does change her mind and get treatment she should do it for herself, not for her family. I've seen too many families push people into treatment when the...
  6. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    If you have any influence with her It would be...

    If you have any influence with her It would be wise for her to see the oncologist if only to confirm the grave prognosis and to find out if there are any promising clinical trials of new treatments. ...
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    Could've been WaPo. I'd better go back and...

    Could've been WaPo. I'd better go back and check--maybe I need to resubscribe to the NYT and cancel WaPo. That would be good, because of the xword.
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    The CDC paper that the WSJ refers to does show...

    The CDC paper that the WSJ refers to does show that natural immunity was more effective than vaccination, but also that natural infection plus vaccination was more effective than both. A CDC study...
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    A Muslim goes to heaven if he dies in Jihad. A...

    A Muslim goes to heaven if he dies in Jihad. A Viking goes to Valhalla if he dies with a sword in his hand. A Frenchman goes to heaven if he dies skiing, climbing, or behind the wheel of a car.
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    Piece in the NYT yesterday. Apparently the...

    Piece in the NYT yesterday. Apparently the record resignations in late 2021 are a statistic that only goes back to Dec 2020--so the resignations are the highest in a year, not in a decade or a...
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    Damn but you know a lot about TP. But if you...

    Damn but you know a lot about TP. But if you don't mind I think I'll do my own research.

    Re poking a hole--when we were little my mother spent 9 months in the hospital with TB. My dad hired a...
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    Yesterday morning the news was on the home page...

    Yesterday morning the news was on the home page of the NYT on line--near the top, no way to miss it. I immediately canceled my subscription and signed up for OAN.
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    Back in the day--when climbers wore knickers--the...

    Back in the day--when climbers wore knickers--the ice axe was carried vertically between the straps of the rucksack (that's what they called it back then).
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    are you sure your current cartridge isn't just...

    are you sure your current cartridge isn't just clogged. You fix it with a little alcohol and a Q tip.

    Oh.
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    You guys have sensitive assholes. My old...

    You guys have sensitive assholes. My old climbing partner spent a lot of time in Asia and South America and kept samples of tp from every country he visited in his parka, to remind himself--and me--...
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    cocker miniature poodle mix. A designer dog...

    cocker miniature poodle mix. A designer dog although she sure doesn't look like it.
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    At 14 she still plays with her squeaky toys, chases balls and snow balls, and dives into the water...
  17. I don't know that I would worry about tight ski...

    I don't know that I would worry about tight ski boots causing another blood clot. Plane rides are definitely a concern.
    The reason for anticoagulation is to prevent a new clot and to keep the old...
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    Unless one has MERS--than neither one leaves.

    Unless one has MERS--than neither one leaves.
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    Couple times a year. It's not a big deal...

    Couple times a year.
    It's not a big deal actually but good luck doing it without the manual. Or you could do it freestyle but then the lights would keep flashing.
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    Didn't James get the Final Jeopardy question...

    Didn't James get the Final Jeopardy question wrong in the last GOAT game? Or is my memory failing me. In any case, I'd like to see a rematch of the GOAT. Brad kind of screwed it up by getting so...
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    Apparently there was a bot that if you posted a...

    Apparently there was a bot that if you posted a wordle score on Twitter the bot would tell you no one cares and btw here's tomorrows word. Twitter suspended the bot but I don't think we've heard the...
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    Before you get too happy with your machine, wait...

    Before you get too happy with your machine, wait until the lights start flashing and you have to figure out how to do a cleaning or descaling cycle.
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    A) UCLA is a top tier public university. There...

    A) UCLA is a top tier public university. There are plenty of Cal State branches that are easy to get into, (like the one my undocumented immigrant partner went to before he went to med school and...
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    None of us were worrying about Q tips until you...

    None of us were worrying about Q tips until you brought it up. Now we're all going to rush out and by 3 boxes and people in the store are going to see that and they're all going to buy 6 boxes, and...
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    How are epidemiologists rated. Is there some...

    How are epidemiologists rated. Is there some kind of Sabermetrics for them? Deaths below replacement? Number of sponsorships?





    I have a cockapoo. She's a wonderful dog. Find some...
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    Yeah. And I've been reading the Shit that Annoys...

    Yeah. And I've been reading the Shit that Annoys You posts about people who post their Wordle scores. (Took me 4 today.)
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    I pay attention to mainstream media--like the...

    I pay attention to mainstream media--like the NYT--for news, and then I try to find the primary source. I don't pay any attention to the opinion pieces unless they're by a scientist I trust, but...
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    Because he's not Joe Rogan?

    Because he's not Joe Rogan?
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    His machine does preinfusion automatically. ...

    His machine does preinfusion automatically. Neither pressure nor temperature are adjustable. So he's safe.
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    A Nevada Country CA group trying to recall all 5...

    A Nevada Country CA group trying to recall all 5 county supervisors over covid restrictions refused to wear masks in the County Clerk's office, forced their way in, and assaulted an employee. ...
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    I learned the hard way not to back my Forester...

    I learned the hard way not to back my Forester out of my garage with too much snow on the driveway. It may not look high centered but when the wheels stop turning there's nothing to do but get down...
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    Bullshit. At least as far as doctors go. We...

    Bullshit. At least as far as doctors go. We mind what we say and don't make promises and predictions we can't be sure of because experience has taught us that sure things often turn out to be...
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    So does that mean we can sign you up for the "do...

    So does that mean we can sign you up for the "do not admit to the hospital" list. Because if the medical industry is as evil as you say I can't imagine you'd want to be in a hospital no matter how...
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    That's the kind of info I've been looking for....

    That's the kind of info I've been looking for. Thanks.
    In my age group 2% risk of death from a breakthrough case. Not a huge risk but not trivial. The same as the risk of my open heart surgery....
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    The honey-do list had gotten too long. Wax rings...

    The honey-do list had gotten too long. Wax rings don't change themselves.
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    The preinfusion is automatic with the Bambino. ...

    The preinfusion is automatic with the Bambino. It's a period of lower pressure before full pressure. You should be able to hear the difference. The preinfusion lasts around 5-10 seconds I think.
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    The pandemic will be officially over when Benny...

    The pandemic will be officially over when Benny can go ski in Italy. Walensky announced it in her news conference this morning.
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    The number we are not seeing--or at least I can't...

    The number we are not seeing--or at least I can't find it--is how many of those 2000 deaths per day are vaccinated vs unvaccinated. Lots of anecdotal reports that the ICU's are full of unvaccinated...
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    Probably

    Probably
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    No Benny, a podcast is not a source. And you're...

    No Benny, a podcast is not a source. And you're right, I have better things to do with my abundant free time than to listen to it. It is conceivable to me that you could collect 50,000 cases with...
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    A lot of what you guys are talking about--the...

    A lot of what you guys are talking about--the wealthy gaming the system with SAT test takers, essay writers, donations, etc--really only applies to the top tier private colleges. (With athletes...
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    They're dying of covid--these are deaths reported...

    They're dying of covid--these are deaths reported to health departments as due to covid. I can't believe that this far into the pandemic you're repeating the BS that all these deaths claimed to be...
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    source? Because right now according to the CDC...

    source? Because right now according to the CDC the US is averaging 2000 deaths/day and 99.5% of cases are omicron.
    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#nowcasting...
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    Maybe not dropping dead like flies from covid,...

    Maybe not dropping dead like flies from covid, but I'm sure there are a bunch of soccer players diving from it.
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    Moth balls are also supposed to keep your tools...

    Moth balls are also supposed to keep your tools from rusting in the garage if they're in a closed toolbox or cabinet.
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    My wife's Flexons are still in good skiable...

    My wife's Flexons are still in good skiable shape. My wife not so much.

    I got rid of my Rossi Radcal Pros only after every buckle had been replaced and I was having to drill holes in the shell to...
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    For resort trips I can be get by with a...

    For resort trips I can be get by with a mid-weight baselayer, light and midweight midlayers, nanopuff, non insulated shell jacket and pants. and fleece pants which I can also wear in the hotel, to...
  48. Thread: Wildlife

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    I'm saving my free articles in the Boothbay...

    I'm saving my free articles in the Boothbay Register for something more important, like the next murder in Cabot Cove. (Yes I did. I just think it odd that I've read that many articles in the Bangor...
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    In the interest of full disclosure--when it was...

    In the interest of full disclosure--when it was going to cost more to tow my DIL's car to a dealer for warranty work than the repair was going to cost Subaru gripe central refused to let a local shop...
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    Of all the people to say this! Thank you for my...

    Of all the people to say this! Thank you for my laugh of the day.
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