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    They didn’t want it to be confusing by people...

    They didn’t want it to be confusing by people thinking it was called “new variant”

    Which to anyone who is not a moran makes perfect sense.

    Then they didn’t want to name it after a common...
  2. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    The most important part of being a pet parent is...

    The most important part of being a pet parent is doing right by them when faced with the hardest decision of all.

    You guys honored her by shouldering the pain so she didn't have to feel pain...
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    Exactly. The anti-mandate people shout "SEE!...

    Exactly.

    The anti-mandate people shout "SEE! We're firing doctors over this? While our hospitals are overwhelmed?!" without the two neurons in their brain joining forces to connect it all...
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    I think he is saying that the unvaxxed (whether...

    I think he is saying that the unvaxxed (whether religious, exempt, or just doing their own research) shouldn't be having direct patient contact. And that if healthcare workers are the type to deny...
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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/unvac...

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/unvaccinated-doctor-to-be-suspended-1.6268066

    New Brunswick's unvaccinated doctors to be suspended at midnight

    Less than 10 out of 2000 doctors...
  6. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Vibes buttah - sad day anytime you have to say...

    Vibes buttah - sad day anytime you have to say goodbye to a family member.
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    the majority of ICU cases are unvaxxed we...

    the majority of ICU cases are unvaxxed

    we would need less health care staff if people would get vaccinated - FACT

    then this small percentage of antivax health care workers can go pull up their...
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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/omicron-variant-covid...

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/omicron-variant-covid-in-europe-netherlands-before-alert-raised/

    Omicron COVID variant was in Europe before South African scientists detected and flagged it to the...
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    Dude that’s so brutal. And to have it happen...

    Dude that’s so brutal. And to have it happen while doing trail work - those thieves have some next level bad karma built up from this act.
  10. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Vibes buttah. Getting teary eyed here. That kitty...

    Vibes buttah. Getting teary eyed here. That kitty looks well loved.
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    To be fair my wife thinks the towels and sheets...

    To be fair my wife thinks the towels and sheets need to be folded to absolute perfection (because when guests see them in the linen closet that will communicate something to them about our...
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    My wife fixes things before I even know they are...

    My wife fixes things before I even know they are broken. Espresso machine not working? She’s got the back off and youtube going and she calls and orders parts and replaces them. Washing machine...
  14. Jesus - sets a bar given every measurable metric....

    Jesus - sets a bar given every measurable metric.

    I feel epic doing 8 hours of something…80 days is off the charts - in homemade fleece pants.

    Verdict: I’m as soft as a marshmallow
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    Especially in a tropical country. One where a...

    Especially in a tropical country.

    One where a new T-shirt costs $2 and someone will wash and dry a load of laundry for you for $5
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    How about the young backpackers with 75L packs on...

    How about the young backpackers with 75L packs on and then 40L ones carried backwards on their chests? I saw this in the summer in Europe and also in Thailand…WTF do you need that much stuff for?
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    The washing machine in the Airbnb option changed...

    The washing machine in the Airbnb option changed my travel packing volume dramatically.
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    Last week I flew to LAX for a week with that...

    Last week I flew to LAX for a week with that black hole 40L as my luggage - it easily swallows a lot of clothes and shoes due to its shape and lack of structure (which makes it less suitable for long...
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    It comes down to a balance of how much time are...

    It comes down to a balance of how much time are you going to spend with the pack on your back. If you just wear it from when you get off the plane until you get into a taxi you need less of a...
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    and more effective than a turtleneck

    and more effective than a turtleneck
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    Great bag - but a full 60L is not gonna fit into...

    Great bag - but a full 60L is not gonna fit into the carryon bag size checker (unless you are flying biz class/first class)

    Yes you can get it to fit into the overhead in economy class - but you...
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    sunnytimefunbox might be a better name

    sunnytimefunbox might be a better name
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    Sorry! I missed the part where you gave up meat...

    Sorry! I missed the part where you gave up meat (mammals)
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    Piet de Leeuw steakhouse in AMS serves horse meat

    Piet de Leeuw steakhouse in AMS serves horse meat
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    ‘Patience is crucial’: Why we won’t know for...

    ‘Patience is crucial’: Why we won’t know for weeks how dangerous Omicron is
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    Please post a TR in this thread when you get back...

    Please post a TR in this thread when you get back - even a short one - will help mags with future travel planning like this
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    Where is spats? He’ll tell us what to do.

    Where is spats? He’ll tell us what to do.
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    Yeah this place woulda been right up your alley -...

    Yeah this place woulda been right up your alley - it was basically a Euro beer museum for a menu plus a good selection of Islay drams (if my over-served memory serves me correctly)

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211129/e5447eef...

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    Reminds me of the “garlic bread” we got in Prague
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    There are some cool star forts in the countryside...

    There are some cool star forts in the countryside around there.

    I miss Europe.
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    Some nice beaches near Amsterdam if you need a...

    Some nice beaches near Amsterdam if you need a chill day of book reading in the sun.
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    I did Trans Provence (run by Ash who is running...

    I did Trans Provence (run by Ash who is running StoneKing) - super well run start to finish.

    Stone King looks even better. If it’s coming from him I’d bet it will be amazing.
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    Omicron confirmed in Canada.

    Omicron confirmed in Canada.
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    Unfortunately not. But we were hungover so it was...

    Unfortunately not. But we were hungover so it was eyes half open kinda deal.
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    I went through Terminal 6 at LAX this week and it...

    I went through Terminal 6 at LAX this week and it was actually pleasant start to finish. TSA was smooth. Food options were good. Everything was clean.
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    Thread drift: Not sure if they do in NB....

    Thread drift:

    Not sure if they do in NB. Definitely have seen green turn arrows there.

    The odd thing is that a flashing green traffic light means different things in different places - which...
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    I love how in Amsterdam it takes 2-3x as long to...

    I love how in Amsterdam it takes 2-3x as long to get somewhere by car as it does by bike or on foot.
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    Sure but Vancouver and Toronto (the 3rd biggest...

    Sure but Vancouver and Toronto (the 3rd biggest city in US/Canada) only got trains to their airports in the last decade - hard to point fingers at US being the only one that is car centric.
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    Some of the boomers in here need to literally...

    Some of the boomers in here need to literally take a lap (step away from the computer and walk around the block)
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    I’m stunned that you typed that out and pressed...

    I’m stunned that you typed that out and pressed enter as a response to this conversation.
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    Sorry - didn’t think I needed to put a sarcasm...

    Sorry - didn’t think I needed to put a sarcasm tag on my post…

    You honestly think South Africans are contracting omicron, jet setting to Central America/Mexico, and then rushing across the border?...
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    I like the idea of jet setting South Africans...

    I like the idea of jet setting South Africans also being the ones migrating through Central America up through Mexico and then rushing the border. That sounds really plausible.

    Also MTT calling...
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    I think DC had direct flights the last time I...

    I think DC had direct flights the last time I traveled to Cape Town.

    MTT’s “southern border is the likely entry point” is the dumbest take I’ve heard in a long time…
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    Why not both at twice the price.

    Why not both at twice the price.
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    Same. But I’m trying to not dwell on “the sky...

    Same.

    But I’m trying to not dwell on “the sky is falling!” feelings until more definitive details about how effective our vaccines are vs this new strain. Perhaps us vaccinated people don’t need...
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    Or that it’s just the flu. If some new strain...

    Or that it’s just the flu.

    If some new strain keeps overwhelming health care systems be prepared for more exodus of healthcare workers from the system - especially ER nurses.
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    https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7ddgm/qanons-quee...

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7ddgm/qanons-queen-of-canada-calls-for-followers-to-kill-people-vaccinating-children?utm_source=reddit.com

    QAnon's 'Queen of Canada' Calls for Followers to 'Kill'...
  49. Thanks for sharing Tgapp (and jackattack) - it's...

    Thanks for sharing Tgapp (and jackattack) - it's nice to read about people becoming happier despite the family and religious upbringings that are dealt to us not by choice
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    What the hell am I doing drinking in LA at...

    What the hell am I doing drinking in LA at twenty-six?
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