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    Masking is going to be up to the states and...

    Masking is going to be up to the states and counties, as it has been all along. Interesting that in the one area where the Fed govt has actual jurisdiction--planes and trains--masks are still...
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    That one might be worth a complaint with the Dept...

    That one might be worth a complaint with the Dept of Transportation--probably not deliberate fraud but a snafu arising from their revamping their whole schedule. I'd pay the extra, file a formal...
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    To finish the definition--the absolute risk...

    To finish the definition--the absolute risk reduction would be 9.5% (per year presumably). In other words, you vaccinate 100 people to prevent 9.5 of them from getting Covid every year--the...
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    The number is enough to pay Gates' light bill.

    The number is enough to pay Gates' light bill.
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    Hostility? This is about as friendly as TGR gets.

    Hostility? This is about as friendly as TGR gets.
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    One of things the CDC certainly considered is...

    One of things the CDC certainly considered is that states with and without mask mandates and fully open vs restricted seem to have similar downward trajectories of new cases on a per capita basis....
  7. 5 Lakes and Western States trails will be closed...

    5 Lakes and Western States trails will be closed intermittently for gondola construction.
    https://blog.squawalpine.com/operations/update-preparing-to-build-the-base-to-base-gondola/
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    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/18/us/vail-skier-dies-...

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/18/us/vail-skier-dies-chairlift/index.html
    Next time look it up yourself please.
    What about the settlements? Do you have a specific question?
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    The recommendation only concerns the vaccinated...

    The recommendation only concerns the vaccinated without reference to the vaccination or mask status of others. To me that implies the CDC either doesn't think it matters or is assuming that the...
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    My kid booked LV to Reno in April for June. Both...

    My kid booked LV to Reno in April for June. Both his flights have changed, which also happened when he was here in March. All the flights are direct (duh) and none of the changes caused a problem. ...
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    Perfect explanation. That probably means...

    Perfect explanation.
    That probably means Truckee's outdoor wood and charcoal fire pits, BBQ's, etc will be banned as well.
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    Truckee Safeway had diet orange soda for the...

    Truckee Safeway had diet orange soda for the first time since the pandemic started. So I guess it's over.
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    The chlorine may protect you from the virus, but...

    The chlorine may protect you from the virus, but you could still catch the stupid.


    After the latest CDC recommendation something tells me that in indoor spaces the ones not wearing masks will be...
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    For inflation to be sustained wages have to go up...

    For inflation to be sustained wages have to go up in lockstep with prices. What's different now from the 60's-80's (besides the temporary supply side disruptions) is that workers in NA don't have...
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    Tom Brady's.

    Tom Brady's.
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    Exactly. The way supply and demand is supposed...

    Exactly. The way supply and demand is supposed to work is price goes up, demand goes down. But when everybody has been told since infancy that they can have whatever they want when they want...
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    OK, tell me another country where 350 pound...

    OK, tell me another country where 350 pound people fill plastic shopping bags with gasoline.
    If it isn't obvious to you that people in the USofA are different, and not in a good way, it's because...
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    Any one who can't manage a rock hitting their...

    Any one who can't manage a rock hitting their windshield every 2-3 years should sell their car and walk, bike, bus, subway or Uber wherever they need to go. Save money and aggravation.
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    Prepper psychology, paranoia, and random...

    Prepper psychology, paranoia, and random psychosis--the US populace unable to cope with what was clearly going to be a short term disruption. We are going to continue lose stature in the world...
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    While it's easy to see how we could have done...

    While it's easy to see how we could have done better with Katrina or Covid or plenty of other disasters, a disaster is by (my) definition an event that exceeds our ability to manage or cope with it....
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    wait until your phone or computer breaks

    wait until your phone or computer breaks
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    Ya think? I refuse to acknowledge that I...

    Ya think?



    I refuse to acknowledge that I was wrong about Ohio. Or Epic pass.
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    On the contrary--wearing a mask after being...

    On the contrary--wearing a mask after being vaccinated protects the MAGAs from the shedding.



    He had the Covid, remember.

    The problem with our pandemic response now and in the future is in...
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    Man if I were an Ohioan who got vaccinated as...

    Man if I were an Ohioan who got vaccinated as soon as I could I'd be royally pissed about the $1M lottery. Like if I bought an Epic pass and then they cut the price but not for people who already...
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    It didn't make sense to me either. And Rideit can...

    It didn't make sense to me either. And Rideit can defend themselves if they feel it necessary.
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    not if you have cameras like the Eyesight cameras...

    not if you have cameras like the Eyesight cameras on some suby's. Repairs have to be done in a shop and take a while.
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    Can you explain for us homeowners who still use...

    Can you explain for us homeowners who still use rakes. I think I understand from the googles but not sure.
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    We get a ton of pitting here. Given the cost of...

    We get a ton of pitting here. Given the cost of readjusting the cameras replacing the windshield unless there's a crack the insurance covers isn't an option. I have found that polarized sunglasses...
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    ophthalmologist dammit

    ophthalmologist dammit
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    7 Yankees staff testing positive for Covid 19,...

    7 Yankees staff testing positive for Covid 19, all asymptomatic so far, all breakthrough cases.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/12/sports/baseball/yankees-covid-cases.html
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    In a scenario the CDC describes where an infected...

    In a scenario the CDC describes where an infected person and a potential infected person are spending significant time in an enclosed space without excellent ventilation and filtration--in other...
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    Shortage of stuff plus shortage of truck drivers...

    Shortage of stuff plus shortage of truck drivers mean fewer trucks on the road meaning less road kill to turn into cat food.
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    She gonna get you a plaster trowel for next xmas?

    She gonna get you a plaster trowel for next xmas?
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    That article doesn't consider the B.1.617 strain...

    That article doesn't consider the B.1.617 strain from India, or any yet-to-arise variants. I'm not suggesting wearing a mask forever. Case numbers will be the best indicator, especially breathrough...
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    I still wear a mask in close settings, don't eat...

    I still wear a mask in close settings, don't eat indoors at restaurants etc because we don't have good data on the effectiveness of the vaccines on all the variants (the Indian one seems to be a...
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    In my career the thing that had the most...

    In my career the thing that had the most emotional impact on me was the tour we had in med school of the institution in Coldwater, MI where they warehoused the profoundly mentally disabled--no one...
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    I'd love to hear Louis Black read that.

    I'd love to hear Louis Black read that.
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    That cleaver is much cooler than a pizza cutter. ...

    That cleaver is much cooler than a pizza cutter.
    Good luck--we did a minor kitchen remodel--base cabinets, counter top, floor--and we're still looking for stuff 2 years later.
  39. A question. I have a UA sticker from the first...

    A question. I have a UA sticker from the first iteration of UA on my skis. Is the sticker still valid or do I have to get a new one? Can I turn the old one in for a credit on the new one? Is the...
  40. I mentioned Amorgos--other than a monastery in...

    I mentioned Amorgos--other than a monastery in the side of a cliff you have to hike to there's not much there. We only spent a few days. We talked to a guy who'd been there 2 weeks, we asked him...
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    Came out a little tough did it--or do you just...

    Came out a little tough did it--or do you just like using that cleaver?

    Used our new Fibrament stone the other night, that sucker is thick and heavy--took 45 minutes to get the oven to 525. I...
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    Not if you get them from a farmer's market. And...

    Not if you get them from a farmer's market. And in Sacramento the developers used to lease land they were holding to Hmong farmers who grew strawberries and sold them from little stands at...
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    Took them 5 hours to replace my ascending aorta...

    Took them 5 hours to replace my ascending aorta and aortic valve and bypass 3 coronary arteries--I could have skied at 2 months but the surgeon said 3 so I waited. But they were doing that 30 years...
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    You remind of my friend--on a climbing trip in...

    You remind of my friend--on a climbing trip in the Winds he smashed mosquitoes on the roof of the tent so that they stuck there. Or my three friends in college who had a large room on the top floor...
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    Bat shit crazy on several levels.

    Bat shit crazy on several levels.
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    Nurses aide at the VA kills 7 vets with insulin....

    Nurses aide at the VA kills 7 vets with insulin.
    https://www.npr.org/2021/05/11/995885699/woman-who-murdered-7-veterans-in-va-hospital-gets-multiple-life-sentences

    When I was a med student at...
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    Inflation, deflation--someone is bound to be...

    Inflation, deflation--someone is bound to be right and claim they're a genius.
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    I should clarify--like others have said I...

    I should clarify--like others have said I certainly don't support vaccinating kids outside of trials until the trials are complete. I wonder if the trials on kids, particularly the younger kids,...
  49. We stayed in Chania and Iraklion. In Iraklion we...

    We stayed in Chania and Iraklion. In Iraklion we ate in the shell of a bombed out building (when we were there maybe 15 years ago there was still unrepaired damage from WWII) and listened to an...
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    I find the damn things on the bottom of my shoes...

    I find the damn things on the bottom of my shoes all the time. Beats dog shit I suppose.
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