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    WTF is 1B+. Why can't the tiers just be 1,2,3,...

    WTF is 1B+. Why can't the tiers just be 1,2,3, etc. Did someone think that putting everyone in some subcategory of 1 was going to make everyone feel better?

    I don't know about wearing a mask...
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    Just think of yourself as a superhero like...

    Just think of yourself as a superhero like Spiderman. Or a luchador. Feel the mask making you powerful.
    Or if you have a particularly sick and twisted frame of mind--a hockey goalie. Feel the mask...
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    and "his" apparently.

    and "his" apparently.
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    By clotting disorder do you mean the blood clot...

    By clotting disorder do you mean the blood clot too easily and you or whoever you're asking for is taking anticoagulants or the blood doesn't clot? Either way I would just regular meds at the...
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    I'm thinking that if the pandemic is over by next...

    I'm thinking that if the pandemic is over by next ski season we should all hang our masks in panty trees.
  6. When I got hurt a couple of years ago I was lying...

    When I got hurt a couple of years ago I was lying on snow for I'm guessing 30-45 minutes or maybe longer? and I was really cold by the time they got me into a sled and wrapped up. 6 hours--I can...
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    Seems to me you ought to be able to get the...

    Seems to me you ought to be able to get the vaccine in a neighboring state--if you're close enough to drive to get the shot you're close enough to bring the virus. It's a generally accepted principle...
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    Huh? I always use chopsticks. Otherwise I scarf...

    Huh? I always use chopsticks. Otherwise I scarf down my Chinese food too fast. No self control.
    And for those who have ever stapled skin--I can use two pairs of skin forceps in my left hand--like...
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    I would think side effects might be more common...

    I would think side effects might be more common with the J and J since it involves an actual infection with a "harmless" adenovirus.
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    You let your kid play goal for a team that allows...

    You let your kid play goal for a team that allows 60 shots per game?
    My kid wanted to play QB on his HS football team--in a school where the most common surname was Saechao and the most frequent...
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    Useless stat AFAIC--clearing shot on a PP that...

    Useless stat AFAIC--clearing shot on a PP that is on goal is counts, shot that hits the post doesn't. It tells you something if one team has a lot more SOG than the other, but you don't need a stat...
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    I wouldn't be putting paulownia and poplar in the...

    I wouldn't be putting paulownia and poplar in the same category. Hard maple isn't much stiffer than poplar although it weighs a lot more. Paulownia is much more flexible than either.
    Much of the...
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    Is this point of care or does sample have to be...

    Is this point of care or does sample have to be sent to a lab? If lab, will it be widely available or only certain labs able to run it, and how quickly will the results be available? And will the...
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    My wife has been laid up a few times...

    My wife has been laid up a few times recently--usually takes me laying down the law once about when I'm going to do stuff, batching requests, etc, and then things go smoothly. I shouldn't...
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    In Naples they eat pizza with a knife and fork,...

    In Naples they eat pizza with a knife and fork, because of the fresh mozzarella. (Or if you don't know what you're doing when you make one, with a spoon. Ask me how I know this.)
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    Young people are acting like young people, old...

    Young people are acting like young people, old people are acting like old people, and middle aged people are fucked.
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    What the proponents of "free speech" (instead of...

    What the proponents of "free speech" (instead of the real thing) don't seem to get is that before social norms were enforced by governments and laws they were enforced by social pressure from the...
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    There is a theory--probably bullshit--that...

    There is a theory--probably bullshit--that earlier humans heard their thoughts as a literal voice that they interpreted as voices of the gods, also heard voices when the read writing. There is some...
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    Here too, except for that one pizza. My wife was...

    Here too, except for that one pizza. My wife was inspired by the first Stanley Tucci episode. I wouldn't use it for pizza again. It would make for a better caprese. We do a lot of capreses with...
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    Avalanches made CBS Sunday Morning, which AFAIK...

    Avalanches made CBS Sunday Morning, which AFAIK is only watched by old people.
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    Absolutely hilarious. (WTF is corridor training....

    Absolutely hilarious. (WTF is corridor training. Don't bother answering, I looked it up.)
  22. Before the Truckee Roundhouse shutdown for the...

    Before the Truckee Roundhouse shutdown for the pandemic I helped a couple of women--not young, not ski workers--outfit their vehicles to live in, and not to live the van life, just to survive.

    In...
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    Yeah, I don't know why we should be surprised...

    Yeah, I don't know why we should be surprised that people believe in conspiracy theories when they believe Jesus was resurrected or that Moses parted the Red Sea.
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    I've eaten nothing but wheat thins for 30+ years,...

    I've eaten nothing but wheat thins for 30+ years, unless my wife brings home some weird crackers from TJ.
    I go back and forth between stinky and mild cheese--currently I'm liking fontina and...
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    How much would you need to gain to make weight? ...

    How much would you need to gain to make weight?



    Natural infection does not produce the level of antibodies that vaccination does so people who have been infected are potentially vulnerable,...
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    Or dress up in a gorilla suit....

    Or dress up in a gorilla suit.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/05/san-diego-zoo-apes-covid-vaccines-outbreak

    I'd have gladly given up my shot if I could have gone back to being too...
  27. good point--the refusal, not the drug deal. There...

    good point--the refusal, not the drug deal. There are no drugs in Tahoe.
  28. Helicopter landed at Gold Coast today. For some...

    Helicopter landed at Gold Coast today. For some reason, instead of telling people as they got on or off Shirley that the slope from the top of Shirley to GC was closed, patrol positioned themselves...
  29. I gotta laugh at people who think that ski...

    I gotta laugh at people who think that ski industry workers shouldn't gripe about low pay because they get to live in a ski town. Without those workers you don't get to ski, and with starvation...
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    Are spiders attracted to sinks or do they just...

    Are spiders attracted to sinks or do they just randomly go into them and can't get out?
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    I used to drive I80 from Detroit to the Winds to...

    I used to drive I80 from Detroit to the Winds to climb every summer. Iowa and Nebraska all you could get was crop prices, no politics back then. I think I would have preferred the right wing...
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    One reason I retired when I did--vascular surgery...

    One reason I retired when I did--vascular surgery stopped being surgery. Bigger reason--to ski.

    First time I held a beating human heart in my hands I thought I was god. First time I held one...
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    Are there still operating Yugos in existence?

    Are there still operating Yugos in existence?
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    Benny, when Tioga Pass is closed to cars you can...

    Benny, when Tioga Pass is closed to cars you can ski into Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite NP up Tioga Pass Rd--just 16 miles from Lee Vining.
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    this

    this
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    Be patient--given the nature of economics every...

    Be patient--given the nature of economics every prediction Kudlow made is bound to come true if you wait long enough.
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    Hunting was a big reason they built the Mackinac...

    Hunting was a big reason they built the Mackinac Bridge--epic backups for the ferry during hunting season. Back in the day Michigan hunters--the non local kind--were famous for shooting anything...
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    We're not?

    We're not?
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    yosemite is always crowded.

    yosemite is always crowded.
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    Pope says it's okay because it saves lives and...

    Pope says it's okay because it saves lives and the stem cells were harvested many years ago. The Pope is infallible, so listen to them. (I'm not sure what pronoun the Pope uses.)
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    Besides being safer as far as losing a ski, this...

    Besides being safer as far as losing a ski, this method puts the boot sole parallel to the top of the ski if the ski is resting flat and puts the binding within easy reach of your hand so you can...
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    Or you can watch the Hattrup video.

    Or you can watch the Hattrup video.
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    Why would I go to places like that. And those...

    Why would I go to places like that. And those aren't nearly enough to suck up all the Texans.
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    We have a tankless water heater in Truckee. In...

    We have a tankless water heater in Truckee. In the winter the cold water is 42 degrees. The tankless has no problem handling that, with up to three showers going. It is CA, so 2gpm shower heads....
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    The version I heard was lawyers instead of...

    The version I heard was lawyers instead of Texans. Utah and Colorado need to do what NM did--build a few really flat shitty ski areas that the Texans can gravitate to. California doesn't have to...
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    That's how I understand it. My understanding...

    That's how I understand it. My understanding about why the injected polio vaccine is used in the US is that chance of a non vaccinated person getting polio in the US is less than the risk of getting...
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    Sig worthy Neither of my kids had any...

    Sig worthy



    Neither of my kids had any reaction to shot 2 and I know plenty of others as well.
    BTW--did your Dad sleep all day before the shot too? I've been known to do that. Especially...
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    He put his downhill ski on first but it was...

    He put his downhill ski on first but it was uphill of his uphill foot when he did it. Like I said--everyone is right. (If the slope isn't steep enough that you are worried about losing a ski down...
  49. While income inequality is less in Europe, wealth...

    While income inequality is less in Europe, wealth inequality is greater. (Source, Piketty). One of the reasons being the aforementioned difference in home ownership, which is heavily subsidized in...
  50. Sorry to hear that. On an unrelated...

    Sorry to hear that.

    On an unrelated note--it's worth remembering that there are a lot more people working at ski areas than just lifties.
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