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    Ok, all that seams smart. But better start...

    Ok, all that seams smart. But better start smoothing over the idea of releasing (and presumably mandating) new mRNA COVID vaccines without any clinical trials to the 33% of Americans who remain...
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    Jesus Christ: “I would not say there’s a good...

    Jesus Christ:

    “I would not say there’s a good chance of rain until February,” said meteorologist Jacob DeFlitch
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    I totally get that we put out flu vaccines every...

    I totally get that we put out flu vaccines every year without clinical trials. And I get that Mofro, Summit, and Old Goat are all saying we should do the same for COVID vaccines. What I am wondering...
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    Benny, Benny, Benny, they need future consumers....

    Benny, Benny, Benny, they need future consumers. And only mountains in Europe with snow are beautiful? I would think that a guy from the East Coast would realize just because mountains aren't covered...
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    Absolutely. The future of competitive skiing. Ski...

    Absolutely. The future of competitive skiing. Ski racing, nordic, moguls, aerials, half pipe, slope style all can be hosted in a place with no real snow, but able to make snow, just as well as in a...
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    Cite, meaning a non pot-smoking, skiing, TGR mag,...

    Cite, meaning a non pot-smoking, skiing, TGR mag, source. I'm curious if this is a mainstream idea or just something Summit and Old Goat came up with?

    The NYTimes is garbage, as is every news...
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    I haven't taken the bus yet but heard good things...

    I haven't taken the bus yet but heard good things from others who have. I'll have to try it sometime.

    My biggest beef of all is they should have worked all this shit out in the off season. So we...
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    Use your mad lawyering skills to answer my...

    Use your mad lawyering skills to answer my question:

    "It's not the universal vaccine that appears novel to me. It's proposing they waive (or shorten) clinical trials to get variant tailored...
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    It's not my jam, it's the NYTimes' jam: ...

    It's not my jam, it's the NYTimes' jam:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/19/briefing/omicron-variant-cases.html
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    Point being, Both Birds of Prey and Yanqing are...

    Point being, Both Birds of Prey and Yanqing are Bernhard Russi designed courses (and every Olympics DH run since Calgary). Yanqing looks great and is the future of the sport. No where in America...
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    Well, just like Malaysia, Kazakhstan isn't all...

    Well, just like Malaysia, Kazakhstan isn't all Muslim (70%). So ya, people drink there. But it all depends on where you are. Big cities are more cosmopolitan and catering to world travelers. Smaller...
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    I don't. I read NYTimes and Atlantic religiously....

    I don't. I read NYTimes and Atlantic religiously. Oh, and I suck Trevor Bedford's dick because unlike most scientist who are pompous with sticks up their ass, he actually shares his thoughts with the...
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    The only Muslim majority nation I've been to is...

    The only Muslim majority nation I've been to is Malaysia. And while you can certainly get drunk there if you want, alcohol is generally frowned upon. Particularly in cities outside the urban capital,...
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    These nurses say it's not COVID or lack of nurses...

    These nurses say it's not COVID or lack of nurses that is causing a crisis in the medical field. It is greedy, profit driven hospitals:
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    This is fascinating to me. I haven't read anyone...

    This is fascinating to me. I haven't read anyone suggesting this, other than Summit. To play devils advocate, sounds like you are proposing we identify emerging COVID variants, or maybe even guess...
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    Some good stuff in the NYTimes this morning: ...

    Some good stuff in the NYTimes this morning:

    "Since early last week, new cases in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New York have fallen by more than 30 percent. They’re down by more than 10...
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    Interesting thread. I like this part too: ...

    Interesting thread. I like this part too:

    "Reduction in global travel may also have influenced variant dynamics globally so far – and subsequent reopening may change this, as there is less...
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    Birds of Prey DH is held in early December/late...

    Birds of Prey DH is held in early December/late November, when the ground is brown, or covered by a few inches of natural. Ya, they have green evergreen trees in the Western US that make it look all...
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    Eerily similar to SLC. Wide ass streets. Weird...

    Eerily similar to SLC. Wide ass streets. Weird churchy looking architecture. No drinking. Maybe this is the place we should all be moving to now that we're priced out of the Mountain West?

    401866...
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    I was asking a question. Is it even possible to...

    I was asking a question. Is it even possible to rush approve an Omicron specific vaccine?

    Is this what people want? Is this what medical experts are advocating? The government to approve new mRNA...
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    Why do people care if the skiing is on 100% man...

    Why do people care if the skiing is on 100% man made snow? When Beaver Creek hosts the DH in early December each year, it is normally on mostly man made snow. And that's the best DH course in North...
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    Is the CDC in charge of sequencing? Large...

    Is the CDC in charge of sequencing? Large difference in sequencing rates between states. And states that you wouldn't think would be leaders in sequencing (like Wyoming) are:
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    Moderna's "Omicron coronavirus variant will enter...

    Moderna's "Omicron coronavirus variant will enter clinical development in the next few weeks and the company expects to be able to share data with regulators around March"
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    Have you been paying attention to the vaccination...

    Have you been paying attention to the vaccination rates in Africa and Eastern European countries? Is Africa's 5% vaccination rate because they are all pigheads?

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    Oregon actually has one of the more reliable...

    Oregon actually has one of the more reliable snowpacks. Maybe not blower powder, but the PNW is one of the snowiest places on earth and consistently gets a deep snowpack most winters. They have snow...
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    You want the real reason Japan has fared so well...

    You want the real reason Japan has fared so well during COVID? Inemuri, the Japanese practice of sleeping at work and in public.
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    Liam Nissan thinks the main difference between US...

    Liam Nissan thinks the main difference between US and Japan is masks? What about Japan being one of the least obese countries on earth, highest life expectancy, healthiest diets, most educated, and...
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    There were several trams to mines there at...

    There were several trams to mines there at different points. They have a road there now as part of the mining cleanup. But the entire area, and all the good skiing, is now surrounded by wilderness. ...
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    tgapp, I don't think this helps you, but you can...

    tgapp, I don't think this helps you, but you can enter Canada without a negative PCR if you have a POSITIVE PCR test taken 15 to 180 days before entering Canada. So you might want to get that PCR...
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    They are apparently coming from as far south as...

    They are apparently coming from as far south as Aurora, Oregon (South of Portland) to ski White Pass as that that is where US Ski Team member Jacqueline Wiles is from and White Pass is her home...
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    It's not an excuse. Maybe an explanation. But you...

    It's not an excuse. Maybe an explanation. But you are deemed to have read and agree with anything that you sign under penalty of perjury.

    The problem Australia now has is that the front-line...
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    Can you switch to Alaska? Snow forecast next 10...

    Can you switch to Alaska? Snow forecast next 10 days:

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    The news today that Djok lied on his immigration...

    The news today that Djok lied on his immigration paperwork concerning both when he knew about his positive PCR test, and his travel in the 14 days prior to his Australian arrival, is very concerning...
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    Good question. I don't know if each wave is...

    Good question. I don't know if each wave is always associated with a new variant or not. But just because one variant becomes dominant doesn't mean the other variants instantly die out. Delta is...
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    You have to smoke a warehouse full of weed for it...

    You have to smoke a warehouse full of weed for it to work.
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    And this weekend's conditions will blow chunks....

    And this weekend's conditions will blow chunks. Refrozen after pineapple express. I hate to see what it's like when they get new snow. I say we all storm the mountain and take it back!

    I'm just...
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    That WHO Europe 50% is only in the next couple of...

    That WHO Europe 50% is only in the next couple of weeks.

    In Trevor Bedford's latest post he details why he believes in London, at the current moment, for every confirmed COVID case you have, in...
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    AD, did you miss my post from WHO saying more...

    AD, did you miss my post from WHO saying more than 50% of Europe may get it in the coming weeks? Or Trevor Bedford saying 5-10% of the US is currently infected with COVID, right now? Or maybe that...
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    Does someone have a parking reservation bot app...

    Does someone have a parking reservation bot app they can share?
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    Due process isn't limited to criminal cases....

    Due process isn't limited to criminal cases. Applies to immigration cases too. Look it up if you don't believe me. Anytime you cross a border you are dealing with immigration law, even if entering on...
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    Just to be clear on my advice, I am not saying...

    Just to be clear on my advice, I am not saying you should go sue your insurance company yourself. I am saying you should try to negotiate and settle with the insurance company yourself. And that you...
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    Trevor Bedford estimates that between 5 and 10%...

    Trevor Bedford estimates that between 5 and 10% of the entire US is currently infected with COVID. That's not have had COVID but has COVID right now, this second.

    Here's how he breaks it down....
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    WHO says more than half of all Europeans are...

    WHO says more than half of all Europeans are going to catch COVID in the coming weeks.
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    I skimmed the article but am confused. Are they...

    I skimmed the article but am confused. Are they suggesting Omicron originated in Novia Scotia and not South Africa?

    I believe it is completely possible for Omicron to evolve and originate in BOTH...
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    I think you are misinterpreting my comment. I am...

    I think you are misinterpreting my comment. I am pointing out both US and Aus allow immigration judges to make decisions, but unlike normal court decisions that can't be unilaterally undone by a...
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    Even non-citizens have due process rights in...

    Even non-citizens have due process rights in democratic countries. But apparently it all comes down to this Alex Hawke immigration ministry guy. He can kick Djok out if Djok "poses a risk to health,...
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    A lot still are, at least in Washington State....

    A lot still are, at least in Washington State. Only Cougar Rock (Rainier) and Kalaloch, Hoh, and Sol Duc (Olys) allow you to reserve. The rest are first come, first served.
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    Here's how this went down, in my view. Tennis...

    Here's how this went down, in my view. Tennis Australia and Victorian Government told Djok he could come on in and play based on his recent positive test. This was incorrect advice, and they should...
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    No, a permit, and reservation that restricts day...

    No, a permit, and reservation that restricts day use, is not the same thing. And permits for overnight stays are not the same as requiring reservations for day trips. A Washington Discover Pass, NW...
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    So if a family of four, two adults, two kids...

    So if a family of four, two adults, two kids under 16, has only one vehicle they drive up to Crystal, they only get 2 reservations. But if there is another family with two vehicles they drive up to...
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