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    For the pine needles and defensible space...

    For the pine needles and defensible space pruning. We fill all 3 cans several times each year. The lot isn't that big but a half dozen or so mature Jeffrey pines drop a lot of needles.
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    Someone needs to market a leaf blower that blows...

    Someone needs to market a leaf blower that blows hot air--or call it a giant hair dryer.

    If you live in snow country and you have a garage and it's too full of stuff to get a car into it, you...
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    Seano--stick to your guns. I'd let both of them...

    Seano--stick to your guns. I'd let both of them wait a year before solo driving. Neither one is ready yet.

    Our kids learned to drive before cell phones were ubiquitous. Neither one had any...
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    The other issue with the J and J is how it...

    The other issue with the J and J is how it compares in transmission to the mRNA's. I wonder if people who get the J and J will be revaccinated with mRNA once supplies are improved. Not unusual for...
  5. Nowadays it's mechantronics--2 years of college,...

    Nowadays it's mechantronics--2 years of college, mechanical and computer skills.

    A family of four should be able to survive on one full time salary/wage--a roof, basic healthy food, transportation...
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    According to my son who's made a couple of...

    According to my son who's made a couple of half-assed attempts on the NW face the hard part is below the NW face, hard enough that a lot of climbers do what you did--take the trail the long way...
  7. I don't pretend to have the answer, but it's a...

    I don't pretend to have the answer, but it's a much bigger problem than raising the minimum wage will solve.
    Lower the maximum income would be a start. Global wealth tax would be better, or in...
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    Personally I would use a PAPR if forced to fly. ...

    Personally I would use a PAPR if forced to fly.

    But seriously, let's talk about gloves. HCW's use gloves which they put on before seeing a patient and take off immediately afterwards. Wash their...
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    I like how the projected deaths go down even as...

    I like how the projected deaths go down even as the actual deaths have started to go up.
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    I'd use kale but I love the stuff so much that...

    I'd use kale but I love the stuff so much that when I buy some it's gone by the time I get home. Gotta work on my self control. In the meantime newspaper works just as well.
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    Not sure why anyone in snow country would buy a...

    Not sure why anyone in snow country would buy a vehicle that won't fit in the garage.
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    I've never had any reaction to any vaccine since...

    I've never had any reaction to any vaccine since I was old enough to remember. I was warned not to get yellow fever because of my age but have no plans to go anyplace where it was required. I did...
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    If I'm near someone in the parking lot with a ton...

    If I'm near someone in the parking lot with a ton of snow on the roof I remove it for them--onto their hood and windshield.
  14. Johnson Canyon parking now being plowed (Sunrise...

    Johnson Canyon parking now being plowed (Sunrise Bowl, etc)
    https://www.truckeedonnerlandtrust.org/news-events/johnson-canyon-parking-plowed-for-winter-recreation
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    Good luck with that. Several of my 10 year First...

    Good luck with that. Several of my 10 year First Alerts failed well before 10 years. (And sorry to hear you won't make it 10 years. I did go with the 30 year shingles instead of the 40's, but I...
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    The guy who used to live next door used to clear...

    The guy who used to live next door used to clear his roof by backing out of the parking spot and slamming on the brakes. It worked (no roof rack) although it left a big pile of snow on the one lane...
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    I disagree with the Joyce thing. When we read...

    I disagree with the Joyce thing. When we read Ulysses in college the professor read a couple of pages out loud and it made perfect sense. Unfortunately those were the only pages that I understood,...
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    My favorite has pineapple, bean sprouts, and...

    My favorite has pineapple, bean sprouts, and tofu.


    Just kidding.
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    That we're all self-serving assholes when push...

    That we're all self-serving assholes when push comes to shove?
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    Of course. Doh. Thank you.

    Of course. Doh. Thank you.
  21. After hearing my kid describe how they do rope...

    After hearing my kid describe how they do rope evac at Squaw I'm prepared to wait a long time for them to get the lift running. (He trained on Red Dog before there was any snow on the ground, which...
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    Unemployed road crew worker?

    Unemployed road crew worker?
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    Woman was killed around here a few years ago by a...

    Woman was killed around here a few years ago by a big lump of snow coming off the roof of the car in front of her. At 60MPH you don't need to be tailgating to get hit. Tell your grandmother to run...
  24. Sugar Bowl was running Lincoln and a couple of...

    Sugar Bowl was running Lincoln and a couple of other lifts on diesel for a while. Upper part of Lincoln would be a bad place to do a rope evac--most people would need to be roped down the cliffs and...
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    The vast majority of people could ride unmasked...

    The vast majority of people could ride unmasked on a packed chairlift after waiting in the kind of hand to hand combat we have in the KT line on a storm day and not get Covid or get Covid and be...
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    Nope. The video shows them on the west face of...

    Nope. The video shows them on the west face of Half Dome--the cable route. They continued along the hiking route over the shoulder and then left the hiking route and rappelled the steep slabs that...
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    I think I'm going to go with just HOW CAN I BE...

    I think I'm going to go with just HOW CAN I BE COMPENSATED. Classic.

    That sounds like something my HS friends and I would do on purpose.
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    Those would be much quicker. Might want to warm...

    Those would be much quicker. Might want to warm up on Snake Dike though.
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    I was in the valley one spring and looked up and...

    I was in the valley one spring and looked up and there was Cloud's Rest covered in snow. The next day it was completely bare rock. Snow on steep slick granite with the western sun shining on it--no...
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    Not a bad prognostic factor, but the fact that he...

    Not a bad prognostic factor, but the fact that he had the kind of injury that required it is. But I'm a vascular surgeon--when I saw a comminuted tib fib it was because the trifurcation and maybe...
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    I'm 0-0-2 in fist fights--both hockey fights...

    I'm 0-0-2 in fist fights--both hockey fights between 2 guys who couldn't skate well enough to actually land a punch. (Fights with my little brother don't count because he never hit back. Something...
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    If you can figure out if the new site offers the...

    If you can figure out if the new site offers the same vaccine (even though I'm reading that it's ok to go for the other vaccine if you absolutely have to, or maybe if you don't.) But I'm guessing...
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    We got our first shots at Rite Aid in Sacramento....

    We got our first shots at Rite Aid in Sacramento. The gave us 2nd shot appts exactly 4 weeks later--no time. They said we'd get an email with the exact appt and could reschedule then. Since the...
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    I ride solo when the lines are minimal, otherwise...

    I ride solo when the lines are minimal, otherwise with one or two other people on 4 and 6 packs respectively. I have never not been allowed to ride solo when I wanted to. I've gotten a little flak...
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    Every economic system since mankind "advanced"...

    Every economic system since mankind "advanced" beyond subsistence agriculture has been evil.
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    We used to have 2 Irish setters. We drove down...

    We used to have 2 Irish setters. We drove down to my MIL's little place in Mexico--Puerto Penasco--and both dogs immediately rolled in a dead, decaying dolphin. We washed them as best we could and...
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    Excellent.

    Excellent.
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    Our cockapoo likes to eat the crotch out of my...

    Our cockapoo likes to eat the crotch out of my wife's underwear. Just the crotch. She loves to dive in the water to retrieve a flip flop--she puts labs to shame. Sometimes I see people trying to...
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    How does she not have black toenails?

    How does she not have black toenails?
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    I sent that one to my kid in Boston (who has...

    I sent that one to my kid in Boston (who has almost certainly already seen it).
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    fify (says the guy who had one, although I had no...

    fify (says the guy who had one, although I had no choice)

    open comminuted tib fib fractures often come with artery and nerve damage, depending on the level. That they fixed him with internal...
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    Might have to bring those guys back if the UFO's...

    Might have to bring those guys back if the UFO's keep buzzing planes.
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    as long as he's not a goalie.

    as long as he's not a goalie.
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    The emerging data on transmission is one more...

    The emerging data on transmission is one more complicating factor in deciding whether to delay the second shot, since no such data is available for one shot mRNA vaccines.
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    I don't know what his leg injuries are and what...

    I don't know what his leg injuries are and what the prospect for full recovery is, but the back surgery he had in January is worrisome I would think.
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    I still do. I either need a bigger TV or a...

    I still do. I either need a bigger TV or a better one or both. I watched a hockey game on my kid's TV and it was revelatory.
    Still, I have no interest in going back to the yellow chem trail...
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    I'm with smartyiak on this one--it may be legal...

    I'm with smartyiak on this one--it may be legal in a place like Boston to park in a spot someone else has shoveled. Doesn't make it right. Chances are that shoveled spot is where someone lives and...
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    Goldmember--I wouldn't think twice about your...

    Goldmember--I wouldn't think twice about your wife getting the shot in Idaho. Do it. She's medically eligible, that's all that matters. The idea is to vaccinate everyone in the country--the fact...
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    No.

    No.
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    Clueless. Not an asshole.

    Clueless. Not an asshole.
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