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  1. it's been raining lightly--just saw a few wet...

    it's been raining lightly--just saw a few wet flakes. Nothing to write home about, and anyway, I'm already home.
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    You're arguing with yourself?

    You're arguing with yourself?
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    Eating outside a restaurant in a separated off...

    Eating outside a restaurant in a separated off area of the parking lot. There's a car parked right next to us. Lady comes out of the restaurant, gets in the car, turns on the engine, and starts...
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    You may take the high road but I know what you're...

    You may take the high road but I know what you're thinking.
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    There is not a screw in the house that my wife...

    There is not a screw in the house that my wife has driven that is not stripped. And they all have to be removed because nothing is in the right place the frst time, or the second. And when she...
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    ZSNyiSetZ8Y
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    Maybe the problem is the wet dough. Is there...

    Maybe the problem is the wet dough. Is there sugar and oil in your dough? They can make the crust brown before it is really done.
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    It was a joke.

    It was a joke.
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    When I practiced at Kaiser in Sacramento I...

    When I practiced at Kaiser in Sacramento I routinely had Medical (CA's version of Medicaid) patients show up late because their usual 1 hour ride on 2 buses to go the 5 miles or so from their house...
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    So sorry about your mom. Did this just happen? ...

    So sorry about your mom. Did this just happen?

    If she had a stroke from a blood clot, then yes, maybe taking the medication might have prevented it. If she had a stroke from a bleed or passed...
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    Doesn't make sense to bridge the glacier. Just...

    Doesn't make sense to bridge the glacier. Just wait a couple of years and it'll be gone.
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    Black people and rural people have similar...

    Black people and rural people have similar obstacles to getting vaccinated--poor access to health care in general, poor access to nearby vaccination sites, poor internet access (is there anyone here...
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    Impressive.

    Impressive.
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    Thanks--sorry I didn't explain better but that...

    Thanks--sorry I didn't explain better but that happened this summer but I'll take all the Happy Birthdays I can get.
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    My kid in the Air Force got Pfizers originally. ...

    My kid in the Air Force got Pfizers originally. They decided he needed a booster--because he's a HCW I guess. He got Moderna because that's what they had. I don't know what dose.
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    If your wife has a 99% sat at 9K she is obviously...

    If your wife has a 99% sat at 9K she is obviously using a banned substance.
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    At Safeway I have to give my birthdate--the...

    At Safeway I have to give my birthdate--the system requires the clerk to enter it. What pisses me off is that when it happens to be my birthday the clerk doesn't wish me a happy one.
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    Agree about the 91 sat. With the caveat that...

    Agree about the 91 sat. With the caveat that sometimes people hold their breath when checking their sat. If it's low, sit up, cough a couple of times, take a couple of deep breaths and keep...
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    Woodworking is harder than surgery. As I said...

    Woodworking is harder than surgery. As I said --tighter tolerances with woodworking, no flexibility and the wood doesn't heal if you make a mistake. Plus no one can see what it looks like on the...
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    excellent

    excellent
  21. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    It's pretty obvious that forest management for...

    It's pretty obvious that forest management for wildfire mitigation is not and never will be one and done. It will require repeated cycles of thinning and natural and prescribed burning, especially...
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    From what I can tell good ortho is really tough...

    From what I can tell good ortho is really tough carpentry--getting the angles and lengths right on complex fractures and joint replacement is very precise work. OTOH woodworking is a lot tougher...
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    How are people going to know what a rad skier you...

    How are people going to know what a rad skier you are if you don't have a dildo heel?
  24. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    I don't know the forests of Washington, where you...

    I don't know the forests of Washington, where you are, but I know that the forests of California are not Bavaria. The climax forests of the Sierra Nevada are widely spaced big trees with a shaded...
  25. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Obviously virtually no one uses all the days at...

    Obviously virtually no one uses all the days at all the resorts on their IKON pass. Or even close. And a lot of us use few if any--those of us for whom the IKON pass is the only pass at our home...
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    A big reason I worked for Kaiser was so I could...

    A big reason I worked for Kaiser was so I could do what I loved--operate, collect a salary, and let someone else deal with the business. I've never regretted that decision.
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    I don't think there would be any legal obstacle...

    I don't think there would be any legal obstacle to hybrid vaccination. Big health systems, public health depts etc will follow the CDC's recommendations. Individual docs and perhaps some university...
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    FDA panel recommends a second J and J dose for...

    FDA panel recommends a second J and J dose for everyone who got a first one, 2 months after the first. They discussed but did not vote up or down on whether to the second could or should be an mRNA...
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    Any pics of her weeding?

    Any pics of her weeding?
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    Only in America would someone let their balls get...

    Only in America would someone let their balls get that swollen and not see a doctor sooner.
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    The only place Costco can deliver those TV's is...

    The only place Costco can deliver those TV's is if you live on a boat in LA Harbor.
  33. NOAA says La Nina.

    NOAA says La Nina.
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    byhRXB8JZNs

    byhRXB8JZNs
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    Are your balls swollen? If not, then yeah, they...

    Are your balls swollen? If not, then yeah, they probably left it out of the freezer overnight.
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    Did that work with the Giant Sequoias? I think...

    Did that work with the Giant Sequoias? I think school is still out on that.

    Why didn't you say so in the first place? As long as there's a window upstairs that people can jump through into a snow...
  37. Is it possible that the FS hasn't gotten around...

    Is it possible that the FS hasn't gotten around to taking down the closed signs? I can't imagine that's high on their priority list. I would think that if the bulletin and maps shows an area open...
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    ?Replace with steel?

    ?Replace with steel?
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    What if you have to piss?

    What if you have to piss?
  40. Thread: Wildlife

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    You might be one in the next life. Or were one...

    You might be one in the next life. Or were one in the last.
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    Save your pennies.

    Save your pennies.
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    Suffice it to say that the skills and aptitudes...

    Suffice it to say that the skills and aptitudes that make one a good carpenter do not translate well in to preparing bids and figuring out estimated taxes every quarter.
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    "A top administrator in Southlake, Texas, last...

    "A top administrator in Southlake, Texas, last week advised teachers that if they have a book about the Holocaust, they should have a book from an "opposing" perspective, NBC News reported, citing an...
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    I'm no fan of pharma and their pricing, but $712...

    I'm no fan of pharma and their pricing, but $712 for a 5 day course (40 pills) of a newly released novel drug that may prevent hospitalization and death doesn't strike me as particularly steep. ...
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    Maybe not what it initially seems....

    Maybe not what it initially seems. https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/2021/10/huntsville-police-to-release-video-of-christina-nance-getting-into-van-where-she-died.html
  46. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Don't be jiggling the handle too much or you'll...

    Don't be jiggling the handle too much or you'll go blind.
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    A small family hill with cheaper lessons is a...

    A small family hill with cheaper lessons is a good place to learn. Some instructors are better than others--unless you have good connections figuring out which is which is trial and error. IME...
  48. Thread: Wildlife

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    Hope you're joking. Had a guy die on us. I...

    Hope you're joking. Had a guy die on us. I think it got him in the vein on the back of his hand. Guy was well over 6ft, over 250#, I can't remember how many dozens of vials of antivenom we gave...
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    Missouri just expanded Medicaid ala the ACA....

    Missouri just expanded Medicaid ala the ACA. Better late than never. With strikes, people quitting jobs or deciding not to work--maybe we're on the cusp of a pendulum swing in favor of...
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    There is a reason that 3/4 of snake bites are in...

    There is a reason that 3/4 of snake bites are in men.
    There is a reason that women live longer than men and single men live shorter than anyone else.
    There is a reason women both have babies and...
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