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    Because we spend resources worrying about our own...

    Because we spend resources worrying about our own population rather than worry about Africa's population. The money we are spending on testing, sending free tests and masks to people, should all be...
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    It is that easy, just not in the US with our...

    It is that easy, just not in the US with our entrenched partisanship. Here's a good article on why Japan has fared so well, written by the guy who came up with Japan's COVID strategy. No lock downs,...
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    But statistically speaking, it is highly unlikely...

    But statistically speaking, it is highly unlikely that any new variant comes from the wealthy, vaccinated world, where nearly 100% of immunocomprised individuals (where variants most likley will come...
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    Any kind of COVID laws, rules, restrictions...

    Any kind of COVID laws, rules, restrictions should exactly match COVID cases in real time. So I don't see any harm in lifting all restrictions and laws when cases plummet in a couple weeks. It's...
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    Read Ferguson's comments above. Very unlikely...

    Read Ferguson's comments above. Very unlikely that a variant that comes from Omicron will cause us problems (I haven't read anyone too concerned with the BA.2 variant above). AD mentioned awhile back...
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    I said it was over for six months starting March...

    I said it was over for six months starting March 1. And now that Trevor Bedford explained to me that the US Omicron wave peaked on January 17, that date it is "over" moves forward to mid-February,...
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    I wouldn't call it a promise. It's a prediction...

    I wouldn't call it a promise. It's a prediction that very likely will be true. Here's what Neil Ferguson, arguably the top epidemiologist on planet earth, has to say about this:

    “I am optimistic...
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    The WHO is still sounding the alarm of the...

    The WHO is still sounding the alarm of the unvaccinated poor countries. From NYTimes today:

    Although vaccine shortages are easing, only about 62 percent of the world’s population has received at...
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    Switzerland being the first to separate out data...

    Switzerland being the first to separate out data for vaccinated, vaccinated plus booster, and unvaccinated is not something that interests you or you think is important? Is there another country out...
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    Netherlands announces they will be easing COVID...

    Netherlands announces they will be easing COVID related restrictions despite the fact that cases are increasing. Netherlands was quite restricted relative to other places on earth previous to this,...
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    Trevor Bedford estimates that between 36-46% of...

    Trevor Bedford estimates that between 36-46% of the US will have been infected by Omicron by mid-February. That's over a span of only eight weeks. To put this in perspective, the flu can infect 10%...
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    Idaho, Florida, Arizona, and Texas cities top...

    Idaho, Florida, Arizona, and Texas cities top list of most overvalued real estate markets

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    Public transit is subsidized everywhere in...

    Public transit is subsidized everywhere in America, even in the most dense neighborhoods in NYC and San Francisco (the densest places in America). Subsidized meaning fares don't cover the costs....
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    Like who? I've been following Trevor Bedford's...

    Like who? I've been following Trevor Bedford's twitter (Fred Hutch mathematician/epidemiologist) during the entire pandemic and found it to be invaluable. Same for Ashish K. Jha. I've read numerous...
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    Of course. Who do you think the world leaders...

    Of course. Who do you think the world leaders are? But I don't want retired Old Goat to be the same guarded doctor as practicing Old Goat. I want you to spill your guts. This place (TGR) is the...
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    Kevo, the real problem you face in places like...

    Kevo, the real problem you face in places like Teton Valley is they are completely entrenched in their world views. They don't believe in progressive taxation (take from the rich and give to the...
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    I want to know what the world's experts think off...

    I want to know what the world's experts think off the record, after taking a fat bong rip and throwing back a few IPAs, kicking it with their friends. I want to know what they say in the war room....
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    That's because world leaders, scientist, doctors,...

    That's because world leaders, scientist, doctors, ect. have to be careful what they say. They have reputations to uphold. They can't speculate even if everything suggests that speculation will turn...
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    Completely different situation we are currently...

    Completely different situation we are currently in than Spring 2020. Before, we were relying on primarily the vaccine giving the world immunity. With Omicron, natural infection is playing a major,...
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    From what I understand, most scientist think that...

    From what I understand, most scientist think that if Omicron is it, and no other immunity evading variant comes out of the woods, then more shots will not be necessary. But no one can realistically...
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    If you have to wait months of no new cases and...

    If you have to wait months of no new cases and hospitalizations before you go out and do whatever it is you were waiting two years to do, you are going to be wasting half of this six month reprieve I...
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    Trumps not a real estate hustler. He's a trust...

    Trumps not a real estate hustler. He's a trust fund kid. That's the key to success in this country.
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    Omicron hit UK first of all nations on earth...

    Omicron hit UK first of all nations on earth outside of Africa. So France and Germany are more like the US (lagging a bit). Wait three weeks and you will see the same phenomenon there.

    The place...
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    Point me to anything, I mean ANYTHING, that says...

    Point me to anything, I mean ANYTHING, that says my take is wrong.

    The reason the UK has declared COVID over* isn't just because BoJo wants a diversion. Everyone there either is vaccinated or has...
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    Read the article dude. I just gave three sentence...

    Read the article dude. I just gave three sentence summary for those who lack the sixth grade education to comprehend the NYTimes.
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    I don't know if COVID is done for good because of...

    I don't know if COVID is done for good because of possible new variants, but I think it is safe to say by March 1st, COVID will be done in the US (for at least the next six months). UK's 14 day rate...
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    Two of America's top epidemiologist think China's...

    Two of America's top epidemiologist think China's zero COVID strategy is a huge mistake. Mainly because with Omicron, it is not possible and their vaccine doesn't work against Omicron. Their...
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    If anyone who moved to a place didn't try to...

    If anyone who moved to a place didn't try to change the politics and policies Colorado would still be a red state.

    And so what if people move to a new state and try to make the state, in their...
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    In regards to hospitalizations of children due to...

    In regards to hospitalizations of children due to COVID, the NYTimes seems to disagree with you:

    "Also complicating the picture: Alarming hospitalization figures can be misleading because they...
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    You really expect Spotify to pull the plug on...

    You really expect Spotify to pull the plug on their biggest profit making entity just because a collection of artists don't like what Rogan says? Is this China? Only approved speech should be...
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    Coast has been fog and wind free and close to 50F...

    Coast has been fog and wind free and close to 50F in the afternoon during this high pressure streak. Supposed to continue until Friday if anyone is looking for sun and doesn't want to go up.
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    Good update on what is going on with vaccine...

    Good update on what is going on with vaccine approval for under 5:

    "the week before Christmas, Pfizer announced that two little-kid-size doses of vaccine had failed to elicit a hefty-enough immune...
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    Where's Benny to come in and claim that the high...

    Where's Benny to come in and claim that the high prices in the Mountain West is because of the high compensation of California public employees? They're buying all our homes with their fat pensions!
  34. Funny, but I see a US/Canadian financed LLC as...

    Funny, but I see a US/Canadian financed LLC as the future of real estate development in places like Red. Americans can't stay in Canada any more than six months in a year, but that's not much of a...
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    That, at, the beginning of the pandemic when all...

    That, at, the beginning of the pandemic when all of the world's scientist and top thinkers were saying the biggest predicament we face is not developing a vaccine and administering it to the wealthy...
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    That the downtowns of America's cities becoming...

    That the downtowns of America's cities becoming closed off, boarded up, homeless infested wastelands would somehow lead to the greatest surge in housing prices the world has ever seen, including in...
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    But the government can't snap their fingers and...

    But the government can't snap their fingers and make wages go up. The only thing the government can do in this is cut out the red tape and tell NIMBY's to eat a dick so we can bring down new...
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    Because it doesn't matter if (insert ski...

    Because it doesn't matter if (insert ski town/trophy city of your choosing) becomes more affordable by banning short term rentals if the rest of America is still unaffordable (they'll all move to...
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    SpeLunker's must be new to Seattle area and...

    SpeLunker's must be new to Seattle area and doesn't realize we are world class complainers. Give him a few seasons and he'll come around.
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    That's why I was questioning that number. I can't...

    That's why I was questioning that number. I can't find a quick answer to what percentage of homes in America are short term rentals. But I can't imagine it is enough that banning them would...
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    9% of homes in US are short term rentals? In...

    9% of homes in US are short term rentals?

    In simple macroeconomic terms, price is where supply meets demand. So you add a small amount of supply by ending short term rentals, prices should...
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    95% of England has immunity either through...

    95% of England has immunity either through infection or vaccination (72% fully vaccinated rate). They are dropping mandatory masks in public and vaccine passport rules, and no longer recommend people...
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    Something Has to Give in the Housing Market. Or...

    Something Has to Give in the Housing Market. Or Does It?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/upshot/home-prices-surging.html?smid=url-share

    “It’s not a bubble, it really is about the...
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    Thanks for the response dumbed down to my 6th...

    Thanks for the response dumbed down to my 6th grade NYTimes intellect. When I read about Omicron specific vaccines currently in the works, they use words like "clinical studies." So I assume there is...
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    Hey skiJ, I'm not Dumb Old Dad deleting my posts....

    Hey skiJ, I'm not Dumb Old Dad deleting my posts. I find your stupid fucking "post preservation" bullshit insulting. Go do some research and come back to us with something interesting.
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    Mofro, is a vaccine specifically developed for...

    Mofro, is a vaccine specifically developed for Omicron a new vaccine or is it exactly the same as the three Pfizer shots I already got? When you say "Influenza vaccines are re-formulated each year to...
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    Trolling is someone who doesn't believe in what...

    Trolling is someone who doesn't believe in what they say just to cause a ruckus. I truly believe it what I say. From the beginning of the pandemic, I thought our entire response was too focused on...
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    What are you talking about? We're talking about...

    What are you talking about? We're talking about developing a NEW vaccine tailored for a NEW variant. Yes, it is the same technology with minimal changes. But it is not the exact same vaccine that is...
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    The slope right above Ymir lodge faces due south...

    The slope right above Ymir lodge faces due south and should corn up nicely with the high pressure. Beautiful area to explore and conditions will allow you to cover some serious ground fast. You could...
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    Ok, all that seams smart. But better start...

    Ok, all that seams smart. But better start smoothing over the idea of releasing (and presumably mandating) new mRNA COVID vaccines without any clinical trials to the 33% of Americans who remain...
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