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    Mountain Hardware is Ace. And they have...

    Mountain Hardware is Ace. And they have everything. OK not everything--I once saw a woman who couldn't find a Hanukah Menorah there. But what you say makes sense. So much goes on behind the scenes...
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    I forgot to mention the second thing we can do...

    I forgot to mention the second thing we can do here--stop buying anything that comes from Canada.
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    Were they going the same way or the opposite way...

    Were they going the same way or the opposite way as you? If the former, they are out of touch with the times. If the latter, the bear that was waiting for you up ahead must have moseyed on before...
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    My worst fear right now is that it won't snow...

    My worst fear right now is that it won't snow this winter and this will go on forever. Not the pandemic. This thread.
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    This may sound stupid but any chance you stepped...

    This may sound stupid but any chance you stepped on something? Has anyone taken a very close look at the bottom of your foot. Because of all the callus you can puncture the sole of the foot without...
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    glad you had an easy time of it. glad they've ...

    glad you had an easy time of it. glad they've made progress in ENT surgery since 1969. sorry to hear about the fungus situation, but it sounds like they dealt with that in time. Are they talking...
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    Assuming the virus arose in nature and was...

    Assuming the virus arose in nature and was collected by the Wuhan lab which scenario is more likely--the virus leaked from a level 4 biocontainment lab or was spread by one or more poor Laotian guano...
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    Good article in the WP on the supply chain issue....

    Good article in the WP on the supply chain issue. Seems to be something that's pretty much in the hands of private business to figure out, or not....
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    Hah. We built a garage some years ago. When the...

    Hah. We built a garage some years ago. When the concrete guy showed up with a brand new monster truck--some diesel thing that was one step below the tractor of a semi-- and brand new 2x12's for...
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    Thanks for posting. I think a lot of people have...

    Thanks for posting. I think a lot of people have suspected that the Covid 19 may not have originated in China but was only identified there. However, lacking the missing link, it's too soon to stop...
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    I think we did one, maybe two birthday parties at...

    I think we did one, maybe two birthday parties at CEC. What a mad house. At first I worried that in the chaos someone would steal a kid. Then I worried that they wouldn't.
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    Seeing how small that helicopter is against the...

    Seeing how small that helicopter is against the backdrop of the mountain makes it clear how overmatched man is against nature (unless we get a few billion of folks together--then we can really mess...
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    Certainly could be a neuroma. More often they...

    Certainly could be a neuroma. More often they involve the 3rd or 4 th toes and often with some numbness.
    Is the 2nd metatarsal head--the ball at the base of the second toe--unusually prominent...
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    Broke my nose playing hockey. The doc...

    Broke my nose playing hockey. The doc straightened it, packed my nose with stuff to keep the septum straight and stop the bleeding, then put me on a 4 hour bus ride home from college. I've rarely...
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    That's good advice. Besides controlling activity...

    That's good advice. Besides controlling activity level nose breathing hydrates the air before it hits the lungs and keeps the covid out.

    The PT had me breathing in through my nose and out through...
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    Is the toe itself numb or tingly or feels "fat"?

    Is the toe itself numb or tingly or feels "fat"?
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    The guy at the desk at Ferguson's spent a lot of...

    The guy at the desk at Ferguson's spent a lot of time on the computer looking up 5 foot galvanized--probably an online glitch rather than an actual outrageous price. Maybe someone entered the price...
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    Walensky overruled the CDC advisory panel and...

    Walensky overruled the CDC advisory panel and went with the FDA recommendation, adding booster (Pfizer) for people whose jobs have high exposure risk.

    On PBS the UCSF doc they interviewed...
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    Remember this ad from pre-CTE days? Funny then,...

    Remember this ad from pre-CTE days? Funny then, not so funny any more.
    SBCl1UrsDbY
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    Splitting hairs here--R0 is the average number of...

    Splitting hairs here--R0 is the average number of people each case will infect at the beginning of a pandemic in a completely susceptible population. What you are asking about is Rt--the R at any...
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    CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster for people...

    CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster for people who have had the Pfizer before--65+, 50+ with underlying health problems, but not people like HCW's with higher risk of exposure, so differing from the...
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    HHS reports that about 10% of Americans want a...

    HHS reports that about 10% of Americans want a shot but have not gotten one. Of the unvaxed 44% are willing or unsure, the rest are hard core no....
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    Went to Ferguson's plumbing for a couple of 5ft...

    Went to Ferguson's plumbing for a couple of 5ft pieces of galvanized. $73 each. (Went to Mountain Hardware--$23 each. First time in history Mountain Hardware ever underpriced anyone.) Still, the...
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    Nurse at work pops a purple pill. One of the...

    Nurse at work pops a purple pill. One of the other nurses asks him, "What's that? Viagra?" "Naw, Viagra is blue." Oops.
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    I went to med school at Michigan. No climbing...

    I went to med school at Michigan. No climbing gym there (or anywhere else in 1972) but the building had stone walls so we brought our shoes and worked out traverses between classes.

    What's the...
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    Riser Pfizer? Or a booster could be a Riser3...

    Riser Pfizer? Or a booster could be a Riser3 Pfizer 3. Nah, lame.
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    Along with "getting shots into arms". It makes...

    Along with "getting shots into arms". It makes me wish the vaccines had to be given in the ass. But it's what you expect from the media; once a phrase gets hot nobody can say anything else. ...
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    I don't know where that picture was taken and...

    I don't know where that picture was taken and it's hard to know without seeing more, but it looks like the lower story is a below-the-main-floor story. In Sacramento in the older neighborhoods it's...
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    What's wrong with vinyl windows, if that's what...

    What's wrong with vinyl windows, if that's what you can afford and it's in keeping with the general level of detail in the house?. I have some vinyl windows, they go up and down, they keep out the...
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    My milwaukee sawzall is 30 years old. Needs an...

    My milwaukee sawzall is 30 years old. Needs an allen wrench to change blades, which is a PITA, especially since the original case rusted and I have to remove even the smallest blade to put it in the...
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    According to the code I believe you can hard wire...

    According to the code I believe you can hard wire the DW as long as there is GFCI protection on the circuit.
    I had a hard time finding a cord for my disposal at a place that always has everything. ...
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    Friend of mine in the east sent a mass text...

    Friend of mine in the east sent a mass text soliciting contributions for a friend running for Congress. I get all the responses, on EDT, ie 5 in the morning. (These days I usually sleep with my...
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    It will be interesting to see the prices and...

    It will be interesting to see the prices and availability of new skis this season. Might not be the best year to buy.
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    Mandatory OT for nurses is wrong. It should be...

    Mandatory OT for nurses is wrong. It should be up to the nurse whether they can safely practice for up to 16 hours/day. In my hospital OT usually meant two back to back 8 hours shifts. I've seen...
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    Just remember the old joke about the young bull...

    Just remember the old joke about the young bull elk and the old one.
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    Truckee ground out the bike lane signs painted in...

    Truckee ground out the bike lane signs painted in the bike lanes and painted new, different ones next to where the old ones were. Why they didn't just paint new ones half way between the old ones...
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    Like rideit said--if you can manage to train a...

    Like rideit said--if you can manage to train a search dog there might be a local SAR you can join, as a volunteer. Pros are usually law enforcement of some kind.
  38. 50 opens tomorrow AM. If anyone heads up that...

    50 opens tomorrow AM.
    If anyone heads up that way my kid is curious what the Leap looks like.
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    One can only admire your persistence in engaging...

    One can only admire your persistence in engaging these people.



    Yeah, I saw that. Around here prescribing for a critically ill patient without seeing them would get you an appointment with the...
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    Maybe train bomb detection dogs, if you're...

    Maybe train bomb detection dogs, if you're willing to dispose of the bomb when you find it. Neighbor of mine does that, after learning his craft serving in Iraq.
  41. The outage was mostly Tahoe Donner and Donner...

    The outage was mostly Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake according to the outage map. So not a a planned outage.

    If someone wants to see a real old ski lift--there's the remains of an old rope tow near...
  42. Maybe El Chupacabra would still like some.

    Maybe El Chupacabra would still like some.
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    The reasoning given for the first judge's...

    The reasoning given for the first judge's ordering the hospital to give Ivermectin is the same bad reasoning a majority of the SCOTUS used to allow the Texas abortion law to stand--using strict...
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    Ladder.

    Ladder.
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    So the libs like vaccines and the MAGAs like...

    So the libs like vaccines and the MAGAs like monoclonal antibodies.
    It's a matter of style--like skiing vs snowboarding.

    Isn't it?
  46. When you lose the bet--I like Anchor Steam...

    When you lose the bet--I like Anchor Steam California Lager. No IPA for me thanks. And you don't have to worry, the swill just drove off.

    It was nice taking a little jaunt up Mt Judah...
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    Like the guys in the dugout who forget there...

    Like the guys in the dugout who forget there might be a camera on them when they try to dig out a booger.
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    I was joking. Making fun of stuffed shirt...

    I was joking. Making fun of stuffed shirt doctors. Lots of non-MD's called me by my first name. One of the nurses in the clinic called me by my baby name--I don't know how she found out or maybe...
  49. PM sent

    PM sent
  50. Why do you think I'm giving it away.

    Why do you think I'm giving it away.
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