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  1. Jordan in Chicago,Howe, Kaline and Cobb in...

    Jordan in Chicago,Howe, Kaline and Cobb in Detroit, Mays in SF, Johnson and Abdul-Jabbar in LA, Rocky in Philly, Aaron in Milwaukee, Williams, Flutie and Orr in Boston, Arthur Ashe in Richmond,...
  2. Selfie effect. Look how big her forearm is. Her...

    Selfie effect. Look how big her forearm is. Her head looks small because it is much much farther from the camera than her breasts are. (I could also point out that the short camera distance makes...
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    Racists breed racists.

    Racists breed racists.
  4. https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/memorial ...

    https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/memorial

    Trump is having his face carved 3000 feet tall into the side of El Capitan. Just as soon as his wall is finished.
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    If Trump refuses to leave the White House the...

    If Trump refuses to leave the White House the fencing would make it easy to turn the place into a prison.
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    Library of Congress police? I thought all they...

    Library of Congress police? I thought all they did was correct you when you say "lay down" when you should say "lie down".

    White supremacists infiltrating police forces:...
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    I'm speculating. From the article "It’s not...

    I'm speculating. From the article "It’s not clear why this happens. Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale, offers three possibilities. Long-haulers might still harbor infectious virus in some...
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    The solution is to invalidate qualified immunity...

    The solution is to invalidate qualified immunity in cases where actual malice can be proven. Such malice would have to be proven at the time the jurisdiction is sued and if it were then the officer...
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    CA dealt with the Panther by banning open carry....

    CA dealt with the Panther by banning open carry. I don't recall the NRA having much to say about it. The only reason there are states with open carry is because the powers that be aren't feeling...
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    you're canadian, of course we hate you. Jealousy

    you're canadian, of course we hate you. Jealousy
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    He was laughing because you're white (I assume).

    He was laughing because you're white (I assume).
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    If you truly believe that armed citizenry could...

    If you truly believe that armed citizenry could successfully take on the US law enforcement establishment and the military you are delusional. Especially since there will be at least two factions of...
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    That coroner's report is bullshit and any...

    That coroner's report is bullshit and any prosecution pathologist witness can tear it apart. Heart failure is a medical term that the heart is pumping but not adequately. There is no evidence that...
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    I'd expect better from the Atlantic, and from...

    I'd expect better from the Atlantic, and from American medicine. A lot of these people, including the article's index case, have never been tested. A lot have tested negative. Maybe they had Covid...
  15. If you want to memorialize the Civil War dead,...

    If you want to memorialize the Civil War dead, Maya Lin set a pretty good example. If we were to follow the Southern model there would be a statue of William Westmoreland on the National Mall.
    Many...
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    I like Skipper's explanation, whether it's right...

    I like Skipper's explanation, whether it's right or wrong.
  17. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Prorated. I guess they would calculate what...

    Prorated. I guess they would calculate what share of the pass that area is, and then what percentage of the season was lost and you get a $3 credit.
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    I like finding out where old sayings originated,...

    I like finding out where old sayings originated, especially when they derive from some long vanished technology. I was thinking about "living high off the hog" the other day--the best, most...
  19. The Civil War never ended. Only the shooting...

    The Civil War never ended. Only the shooting stopped, for the most part. The battle to remove the statues is just that--one more Civil War battle, a bloodless one for the most part. But not the last...
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    The main reason protests die down is because...

    The main reason protests die down is because people eventually have to go back to work. This protest won't end until there's a vaccine. Which is not a bad thing.
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    I tell my kid what I want. He tells my wife like...

    I tell my kid what I want. He tells my wife like it's his suggestion. I get what I want, she gets to think she's surprising me. The kid OTOH is the best gift giver I know--he always comes up with...
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    OTOH there's no decent study that shows it works,...

    OTOH there's no decent study that shows it works, despite something like 158 studies undertaken or planned. Hard to talk about risk vs benefit when no one has demonstrated a benefit yet.
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    There's a long history of medical examiners...

    There's a long history of medical examiners covering up police killings. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who blew the whistle on CTE in the NFL, resigned from the San Joaquin County, CA, coroner's...
  24. If Jefferson gets a pass Pete Rose should be in...

    If Jefferson gets a pass Pete Rose should be in the HOF.
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    people keep talking about riots. I haven't been...

    people keep talking about riots.
    I haven't been to any demonstrations, so someone tell me--are there riots ("a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.") or are there peaceful protests by large...
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    You talking about the demonstrators or the cops? ...

    You talking about the demonstrators or the cops? What's clear from the actions of a lot of cops--the unprovoked beatings, and tear gassing, and rubber (usually) bullets and cavalry charges-- is that...
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    Thanks for posting that. None of that info is on...

    Thanks for posting that. None of that info is on the town or county web sites that I could find. 6 plus 1 the day before. The only places I go indoors are Safeway and Mountain Hardware, people wear...
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    She's nervous standing that close to Donald when...

    She's nervous standing that close to Donald when the lightening bolt hits him.
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    After a month with no new cases in Truckee, 7 in...

    After a month with no new cases in Truckee, 7 in the last two days. Would like to have more information on source--a single source or multiple individual cases or small groups. From outside the area...
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    There was a vigil in Truckee this afternoon....

    There was a vigil in Truckee this afternoon. Police were saying they had intel of planned violence associated with it. The vigil was peaceful, we'll see what the night brings.
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    Experts dismiss Italian report of weakened virus....

    Experts dismiss Italian report of weakened virus. One explanation I didn't consider was a difference in who is tested--early on only the very sick were being tested so higher viral loads would be...
  32. Thread: Wildlife

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    Urban turkey--hen and 3 chicks 330399

    Urban turkey--hen and 3 chicks
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    There are 85+ crew members on a fishing trawler? ...

    There are 85+ crew members on a fishing trawler? I had no idea, my knowledge of fishing is from watching A Perfect Storm
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    Then they could rename it the Edmund Pettus...

    Then they could rename it the Edmund Pettus Bridge.2
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    White kids protesting George Floyd's death by...

    White kids protesting George Floyd's death by stealing surf boards.
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    Calling Ronald Reagan a baby boomer might be a...

    Calling Ronald Reagan a baby boomer might be a stretch. The defunding of the social safety net started with him and he is still the spiritual head of the "government is the problem" movement as it...
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    I was referring to the observation from Milan....

    I was referring to the observation from Milan. Yes it clearly hasn't run out of victims in CA. And my money is still on behavioral change as the cause of the drop in cases in Milan.
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    Is it the virus that's changed or people's...

    Is it the virus that's changed or people's behaviors so that when exposure does occur the viral dose is much lower? If it's the latter then we'll obviously see a spike when things open up. And don't...
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    N95 + beard = ordinary surgical mask, or worse,...

    N95 + beard = ordinary surgical mask, or worse, depending on the bear
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    It's the British spelling so I wondered in what...

    It's the British spelling so I wondered in what part of the Commonwealth you picked it up--that's why I asked, not to critique your spelling.
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    Behavior change R0 only as long as the behavior...

    Behavior change R0 only as long as the behavior persists. (Where did you acquire the "u" in behaviour?)
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    we're no closer to that than we were 3 months...

    we're no closer to that than we were 3 months ago. Counting on others to protect us is a lost cause (ask women how well that works for birth control). We need N95's for everyone. At least one per...
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    If you could reduce the R0 to less than 1 all...

    If you could reduce the R0 to less than 1 all over the world, or reduce it in the US to below 1 and then completely isolate the US from places where the R0 is less than 1 the virus would...
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    The original idea behind shutdown was to slow...

    The original idea behind shutdown was to slow spread enough that the medical system could cope and so that PPE and testing resources could be stockpiled. The first has been accomplished, the second...
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    In our case what's stuck between the inner and...

    In our case what's stuck between the inner and outer tubs some of the hardware my wife likes to leave in her pockets when she throws them in the wash.
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    That's one sentence with a period where a comma...

    That's one sentence with a period where a comma should be. There are standards--this place is all about proper grammer, speling; and punctuation.
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    You're right, the bullet must hurt for a split...

    You're right, the bullet must hurt for a split second. You don't think those folks are planning to wait for the Covid to kill them. They'll finish the job when they start getting too sick.
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    I have previous gen 130 LV. The plugs are for...

    I have previous gen 130 LV. The plugs are for the spine screw holes. I take the screws in and out--out in the winter, in in the spring. The plugs are lost, gorilla tape works. I can't remember how...
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    Viva, you make it sound like a sure thing. If it...

    Viva, you make it sound like a sure thing. If it is, why aren't there vaccines for Hep C and HIV among others? Is it because those viruses don't have a convenient protein on the surface to attack?...
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    Damn, I need to go back to the rat flu thread to...

    Damn, I need to go back to the rat flu thread to cheer me up. Sorry for you loss, evasive.
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