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  1. And again....

    And again.
    https://nypost.com/2020/08/14/bison-rips-pants-off-woman-in-violent-attack-caught-on-video/
    I love the headline. Leave it to the NY Post.
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    Another mask study. Multiple layers mandatory. ...

    Another mask study. Multiple layers mandatory.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/23/health/covid-mask-layers-wellness/index.html
    The link to the original article is bad. Here's the link to the journal...
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    Got a call with voicemail from the "Sacramento...

    Got a call with voicemail from the "Sacramento Meropolitan PUD" telling me that our house in Sacramento (area code 916) , where our DIL lives, was going to have the electricity turned off in 30...
  4. Raley's is in Truckee, Nevada County, as is the...

    Raley's is in Truckee, Nevada County, as is the airport. Raleys was approved by the Truckee Planning Commission and Town Council. Martis Camp, where a lot of very expensive houses have been built or...
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    If I go to sonoma it's to stay in a lodge or camp...

    If I go to sonoma it's to stay in a lodge or camp along the coast. Some nice lodges up and down the coast. I have no idea what's open these days. We spent our first anniversary at St. Orre's in...
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    ^^^^This

    ^^^^This
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    The problem is that implementing something like...

    The problem is that implementing something like what Dr. Mina is proposing requires a coordinated federal initiative run by public health and infectious disease professionals.
    And I doubt this...
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    But we don't have to wear masks and stay out of...

    But we don't have to wear masks and stay out of bars to prevent heart disease and cancer, so why should we have to do it for Covid? I don't get it. Like I don't get the woman and kid I saw wearing...
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    I doubt most Black people mind the support of...

    I doubt most Black people mind the support of white people. They mind white people acting like dicks in their name.
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    Nope. The link is good. It's the thread that's...

    Nope. The link is good. It's the thread that's wrong.
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    That looks like a bigger version of the sweep we...

    That looks like a bigger version of the sweep we use in the OR to find missing needles on the floor. If a needle goes missing you either find it or you have to take an xray of the patient on the...
  12. The study may not be definitive but it certainly...

    The study may not be definitive but it certainly raises a red flag. And the author doesn't have the greatest credentials for evaluating this kind of work.
  13. TD also enforces and facilitates defensible space...

    TD also enforces and facilitates defensible space in a way that should make Truckee ashamed.
  14. The meetings are virtual. You can leave a phone...

    The meetings are virtual. You can leave a phone message in the public time before the agenda or when the item you're interested in comes up, and theoretically it will be played at the meeting, or...
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    FIFY. I'm not disagreeing with you about what...

    FIFY. I'm not disagreeing with you about what biometric data a fitbit, etc might be able to measure. I'm disagreeing about the value of that data in detecting coronavirus infection in asymptomatic...
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    By the time a fitbit picked up a significant drop...

    By the time a fitbit picked up a significant drop in O2 sat or increased pulse and temperature you would already be feeling pretty sick.
    I wonder how often temperature screening picks up a fever. ...
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    Well said. And I like the word "upthread". Can I...

    Well said. And I like the word "upthread". Can I use that?
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    Since we're looking for famous doctors--next up...

    Since we're looking for famous doctors--next up Dr Oz. Too bad Jack Kevorkian is no longer with us. Or let's go straight to Bennet Ormalu--he's a forensic pathologist (specializes in autopsies)
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    SLC police dog ordered to repeatedly bite black...

    SLC police dog ordered to repeatedly bite black suspect who was on his knees with his hands raised....
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    Went to a driving range near Basel--cows in the...

    Went to a driving range near Basel--cows in the range and a 10 ft plywood beer bottle 100 yds out--if you put a ball into the basket at its base you got a free beer. I didn't.
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    Trump goes doctor shopping...

    Trump goes doctor shopping
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2020/08/12/who-is-dr-scott-atlas-trumps-new-covid-health-adviser-seen-as-counter-to-fauci-and-birx/#1ee7fef720a4
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    cows are "shes". bulls are "hes". steers are...

    cows are "shes". bulls are "hes". steers are "its", or nowadays I suppose "theys", although IME cattle don't much care what you call them.
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    All of which points out that BLM is not an...

    All of which points out that BLM is not an organized movement in the same way the 50s-60s civil rights movement was, and that movement had plenty of differences of opinion too. What was striking...
  24. I focused on Steinbeck in my English major days,...

    I focused on Steinbeck in my English major days, but didn't know about the winged pig meme (although of course the word "meme" wasn't around then.)
  25. Truckee is finally moving on an STR regulation,...

    Truckee is finally moving on an STR regulation, just in time for next summer.
    https://www.moonshineink.com/tahoe-news/truckee-accelerates-str-ordinance-process/
    Sounds like they're going to pass on...
  26. license plate readers

    license plate readers
  27. I'll love America when pigs fly.

    I'll love America when pigs fly.
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    Or you could do the intelligent thing and play...

    Or you could do the intelligent thing and play hockey. Minnesota is where they play hockey indoors in the summer instead of tennis indoors in the winter. (But yeah, hockey isn't cheap.)
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    In Sacramento County all the money the county got...

    In Sacramento County all the money the county got from the Cares Act went to the sheriff's department. Same sheriff that was reelected despite refusing to release police disciplinary records after...
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    It's no joke in the Alps. Doing the Tour du Mont...

    It's no joke in the Alps. Doing the Tour du Mont Blanc 2 years ago with my son there was one particularly perilous section where we avoided the belligerent cows with some difficulty. They do not get...
  31. That's hilarious. In the midst of the pandemic...

    That's hilarious. In the midst of the pandemic and BLM, protesting the tourists reeks of privilege and entitlement. (Or are those the same thing?) As usual the comments are the best part. ...
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    Family sues over arrest of 8 year old for hitting...

    Family sues over arrest of 8 year old for hitting teacher.
    https://www.miamiherald.com/article244849592.html
    In my day the teacher would have hit back. Or first.
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    When I was on the tennis team in high school in...

    When I was on the tennis team in high school in downtown Detroit the courts were in the center of a cinder (really) running track. The baselines were the concrete curb of the track, which was...
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    More about the Nevada City CA protest where...

    More about the Nevada City CA protest where protesters were attacked
    https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article244857067.html#storylink=hpdigest_local
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    Proof of live virus in aerosols. Found floating...

    Proof of live virus in aerosols. Found floating in hospital air.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/health/coronavirus-aerosols-indoors.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
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    Interesting idea....

    Interesting idea. https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/Fake-molecules-in-nose-spray-will-keep-the-15476742.php
    UCSF scientists have developed a synthetic molecule that inactivates the spike...
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    Sons of Oligarchy. I'd like to see the...

    Sons of Oligarchy.
    I'd like to see the neighboring states refuse to let those assholes out of SD. See how they like it when winter rolls around.
  38. Thread: Wildlife

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    3 Osprey soaring together and chirping up a...

    3 Osprey soaring together and chirping up a storm. Teaching the young one(s) to hunt? They all looked same size and color as best as I could tell.
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    I figured.

    I figured.
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    In places that have progressive sheriffs and...

    In places that have progressive sheriffs and chiefs of police it seems that their views are not shared by the rank and file and their efforts at reform are stubbornly resisted.
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    Xray nl, labs nl, very good news even if it...

    Xray nl, labs nl, very good news even if it doesn't help you feel better. Hope that part isn't far behind.
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    How?

    How?
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    No, but people are assuming he has Covid 19, when...

    No, but people are assuming he has Covid 19, when he may or may not. Well-wishes are always in order.
  44. Thanks. Good to know.

    Thanks. Good to know.
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    If you think spindles are simple, think again....

    If you think spindles are simple, think again.
    https://www.locksmithledger.com/door-hardware/article/10724164/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-spindles-from-progressive-hardware
    (I had...
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    Just a reminder--Trashcan tested negative for...

    Just a reminder--Trashcan tested negative for SARS2-CV-19. Worth repeating but while he has multiple Covid 19 symptoms a lot of diseases share those symptoms. BTW--trashcan was my nickname in HS. ...
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    Pro tip--take off your shirt. (Especially...

    Pro tip--take off your shirt. (Especially effective if you have matching scars down the middle of your chest and the middle of your back.)
  48. Big rain at Donner Lake this afternoon. Boy does...

    Big rain at Donner Lake this afternoon. Boy does it smell great. Rain stopped just in time for us to have another couple for dinner and leave us with a lime green sunset, which I've never seen...
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    I should mention that a real plumber not only has...

    I should mention that a real plumber not only has all the parts, but knows what parts exist, what part is needed in the particular situation, and can sweat pipe. (And a whole bunch of other stuff of...
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    Sounds like you should definitely have the xray. ...

    Sounds like you should definitely have the xray. Definitely not normal. My wife had very low blood pressure, low oxygen saturation, vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, cough, rapid pulse--and 2...
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