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    Ya don't s'pose the 3 week period has anything to...

    Ya don't s'pose the 3 week period has anything to do with xmas--new years, do ya? The atheist/socialist war on xmas continues. I expect Trump to issue a fatwa any day.
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    As my German dentist friend explained it to me...

    As my German dentist friend explained it to me you buy private insurance if you can afford it. If not the govt pays all or some. Everyone must have insurance--if you don't sign up they assign you....
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    There are a lot more people trying to get into...

    There are a lot more people trying to get into nursing school than there are spots for them. Not nearly enough spots for nursing students--partly because practicing nurses make a lot more money than...
  4. Pate de foie gras. Was that in his press conf, or...

    Pate de foie gras. Was that in his press conf, or is there a site with more info. In the spring when the hotels were on infrastructure support only, the STR's were closed. I don't know if that was a...
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    These differences between men and women are true...

    These differences between men and women are true in many areas. When I used to teach surgery residents it seemed to me that the men had more confidence than ability and the women more ability than...
  6. Liftie announces "this lift is closed because the...

    Liftie announces "this lift is closed because the guy in the green jacket and plaid pants is being a dick." Then let the crowd deal with it.
    At Alpine Meadows one of the lift ops had a bullhorn...
  7. Newsom's new stay-at-home policy--not in effect...

    Newsom's new stay-at-home policy--not in effect yet, but soon.

    From the Sac Bee "In regions where intensive care unit capacity falls below [15% open beds], the new stay-at-home order will bar...
  8. Just tell them you're getting over the covid and...

    Just tell them you're getting over the covid and you should have no problem being left alone.
  9. There are 2 issues--is riding with a stranger...

    There are 2 issues--is riding with a stranger with a seat open between you on chair dangerous? Minimally. Is the idea of strangers having to ride with each other alarming to authorities who might...
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    Mine are nothing special to look at so I'll spare...

    Mine are nothing special to look at so I'll spare the pictures--

    64 3 tone sunburst Strat--all stock, including bridge cover, vibrato arm, and case. Easiest playing guitar I own. Still has the 3...
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    Say what you will about all the ills of America's...

    Say what you will about all the ills of America's medical "system"--all valid criticisms--but at this point there aren't nurses and doctors to hire. California has tried recruiting retirees and that...
  12. Around here all the resorts have said that no one...

    Around here all the resorts have said that no one has to ride with strangers. They have no choice. The alternative is likely to be shut down. If you want to take your chances and ride with a...
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    The number seems to be very small. There was a...

    The number seems to be very small. There was a good article in the spin doctoring thread, which seems to have disappeared (the thread). Basically in a large group --I think in the thousands--no...
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    Even the father rapers? As others have...

    Even the father rapers?


    As others have said--not enough testing



    Natural herd immunity? A few million deaths from now
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    Good article about a recent book about the...

    Good article about a recent book about the collapse of complex societies. We're not as resilient as you think, and the more complex we get the less resilient we are. If you can get around the pay...
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    There's not enough fentanyl in the world to make...

    There's not enough fentanyl in the world to make me feel good about having a chest tube.
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    Careful what you wish for. And I think you're...

    Careful what you wish for. And I think you're trying to trick some of us into dropping our phones into the spa.
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    There are plenty of health care workers who don't...

    There are plenty of health care workers who don't work in hospitals or who don't have direct contact with patients and whose contact with at risk workers is brief and distant. There are radiologists...
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    CDC recommends prioritizing HCW's and nursing...

    CDC recommends prioritizing HCW's and nursing home residents.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/01/vaccine-priority-groups-covid/
    I would only prioritize those HCW's who care for Covid...
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    That's the thing about "artisanal" anything in...

    That's the thing about "artisanal" anything in the kitchen--trying to decide if spending 3 times as much to do the same thing really does taste better or if it's all in your head. The emperor's new...
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    Definitely.

    Definitely.
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    350699 (not mine. Mine doesn't look nearly...

    350699

    (not mine. Mine doesn't look nearly that good and even if it did the jar is caked with dried flour so you couldn't tell.)
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    The live ones or the undead ones? If you...

    The live ones or the undead ones?


    If you think your shit doesn't stink you might just have covid.



    You don't think they put cheap ketchup in Heinz bottles?
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    Read the article carefully. 6 months is all the...

    Read the article carefully. 6 months is all the followup they had. We will know if immunity lasts for a year when we have followed patients for (I bet you can see this coming) a year. Likewise...
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    We need both. We need to pay for both. But this...

    We need both. We need to pay for both. But this is America--we want nice things but we don't want to pay for them.
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    No way I'm wearing a Patagonia mask unless it has...

    No way I'm wearing a Patagonia mask unless it has the Patagonia logo. Standards must be upheld.
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    Here's the original article....

    Here's the original article. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/12/12/3642/htm
    I've been taking Vit D 2000/d to keep from breaking ribs and other stuff. (my doctor recommended.)
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    Here's a couple that are hard to listen...

    Here's a couple that are hard to listen to--midwest tragedies
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    Scott Atlas resigned. Since he was going to get...

    Scott Atlas resigned. Since he was going to get fired anyway in Jan. I expect he'll be a regular on Fox, telling half of America how Biden's doing it wrong. Probably wanted to get a head start.
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    Bread baking in the Instagram era is a whole...

    Bread baking in the Instagram era is a whole different problem than our ancestors had to deal with.
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    add about 20 degrees to that here today.

    add about 20 degrees to that here today.
  32. If there is a state wide shutdown it might be...

    If there is a state wide shutdown it might be until xmas--or if they want to curtail xmas socializing, until after NY, rather than indefinite.
    I would expect a state shutdown would include closing...
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    Yeah, morbid obesity. BMI over 40. About 7% of...

    Yeah, morbid obesity. BMI over 40. About 7% of adults, which is still a lot. In addition to the risk of covid for the morbidly obese, they pose a significant problem for nurses and other HCW's. The...
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    I don't think I'd be taking life coaching from...

    I don't think I'd be taking life coaching from Jim Morrison.
    Meanwhile--CA gov considering full stay at home. Of course the folks that have been gathering, cramming the airports for T'giving won't...
  35. The guvner is apparently considering a full stay...

    The guvner is apparently considering a full stay at home order. Not a done deal yet but I'm guessing it's coming. Of course the people who traveled for thanksgiving, the people who've been partying...
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    If it's a pain in the ass for you don't do it. ...

    If it's a pain in the ass for you don't do it. For some of us skiing with a mask is too hot. Prepandemic I couldn't keep a neck gaiter up during the downhill even on the coldest days. Up and down...
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    I think you made the right call visiting grandpa....

    I think you made the right call visiting grandpa. At that age and with those medical problems he deserves to take the risk. When his time does come I hope he's fortunate enough to pass at home.


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    I went ski touring in the UP once. Dark is the...

    I went ski touring in the UP once. Dark is the word.
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    How did that asshole slip through the application...

    How did that asshole slip through the application process?
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    I used the SB hood mask thing today--easy to...

    I used the SB hood mask thing today--easy to raise and lower with DAF gloves. No fogging. I'm going to try the Buff balaclava method as well.
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    That picture illustrates what an unnatural sport...

    That picture illustrates what an unnatural sport skiing is--that a gifted athlete like Maradona can look so bad on skis. My wife was a national class college gymnast. When we'd go to the pool people...
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    I grew up in Detroit with a big extended family. ...

    I grew up in Detroit with a big extended family. My biggest regret is that I didn't give my kids that.
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    Kevo, thank you for reminding us that when people...

    Kevo, thank you for reminding us that when people talk about opening everything and hope high risk people can be protected there are real people with real pain left behind.
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    Lots of kayakers around here--like the man says...

    Lots of kayakers around here--like the man says the demographic tends to be older than SUPers. The most popular paddling sport here is SDP ing (sit down paddleboarding)--the water gets pretty choppy.
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    Possible, doesn't seem likely. I guess that half...

    Possible, doesn't seem likely. I guess that half dose was a mistake in filling the vials, not a planned part of the study. I wonder if anyone has come up with a plausible explanation, other than a...
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    do it. I volunteered, unfortunately wasn't...

    do it. I volunteered, unfortunately wasn't picked. Apparently they don't want hermits and troglodytes
  47. Who's going to be measuring how far people drive....

    Who's going to be measuring how far people drive. More covid theater.
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    It always has been

    It always has been
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    Restaurant supply stores are a good place to get...

    Restaurant supply stores are a good place to get decent quality no name stuff at a good price.
  50. A ski that goes through crud is easier on the...

    A ski that goes through crud is easier on the legs than a ski that bounces over it, but like everyone else says--the metal isn't the only difference between the two skis. And it's not just the skis...
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