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    And where was the NRA then? Same place they were...

    And where was the NRA then? Same place they were when they started denying gun licenses to legal pot smokers. The 2nd Amendment is only for right wing white people.
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    IME treating athletes they are able to play with...

    IME treating athletes they are able to play with tremendous pain but are huge babies about their bodies off the field or court--fear more than anything I think since their body is their livelihood or...
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    Those condo owners in Aspen should be counting...

    Those condo owners in Aspen should be counting their blessings:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/nyregion/gentrification-one-percent-manhattan.html
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    when I'm in Sacto I get mine from the same Hmong...

    when I'm in Sacto I get mine from the same Hmong sellers at the Sunday farmers' market. They're really ripe so we have to eat them within a few days. It helps to store them in a sealed container...
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    sounds as nuts now as it did then.

    sounds as nuts now as it did then.
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    Which begs the question--what exactly is Santa...

    Which begs the question--what exactly is Santa looking for when he comes down the chimney? And what does that say about your mother?
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    Cops as racists and as instruments of repression...

    Cops as racists and as instruments of repression is hardly new. Most violence by cops against black people was ignored by the general public. It finally started gaining attention in the 50's and...
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    Chara was playing with broken, wired, and plated...

    Chara was playing with broken, wired, and plated jaw.
    If he could do that I don't see why KD couldn't play with a ruptured achilles or KT with a torn ACL.
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    good luck finding that catalog, was in the 70's...

    good luck finding that catalog, was in the 70's or maybe 80's I think, back when Chouinard made climbing gear.
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    If i were going to give that kind of money, or...

    If i were going to give that kind of money, or any kind of money, I'd want to see some kind of plan and timeline, not just write a check and hope it was spent wisely. Seems like they have enough...
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    I got to fly a chartered private from Reno to...

    I got to fly a chartered private from Reno to Sacramento. I can't say it was a whole lot of fun, since I was bundled up, strapped in with an IV in my arm and a couple of RN's watching my vitals, ...
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    Chouinard's catalog one year had an essay by Doug...

    Chouinard's catalog one year had an essay by Doug Robinson I think on the virtues of downhill running on talus. It always seemed too high consequence for my tastes.
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    I used to defrost my freezer with a Chouinard ice...

    I used to defrost my freezer with a Chouinard ice hammr.

    Nah, they just found that ice ax, it's been in the news.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/13/trotsky-ice-axe-murder-mexico-city
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    I was always very calm leading, not so much...

    I was always very calm leading, not so much following--too easy to let the mind start thinking about consequences.
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    the season may be over but the drama never ends...

    the season may be over but the drama never ends
    http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/SacBee/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=MSB%2F2019%2F06%2F14&entity=Ar01901&sk=F544EF8D&mode=text
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    For clear finishes like polyurethane foam brushes...

    For clear finishes like polyurethane foam brushes work very well if you dont have to cut in, which sucks because I have some very expensive brushes which aren't as good. I recently used foam brushes...
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    Jeans aren't comfortable. Pranas are.

    Jeans aren't comfortable. Pranas are.
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    If the fish isn't in a waterproof package I thaw...

    If the fish isn't in a waterproof package I thaw it in salt water
    I dont know if it's the best way, because it's the only way I do it. It's how I was trained, by my wife.
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    Gotta admit it was a much more entertaining...

    Gotta admit it was a much more entertaining series than it would have been if warriors had been healthy.
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    One of the things I liked about climbing was that...

    One of the things I liked about climbing was that while I was climbing I was completely focused on about a 10 foot square of rock or ice in front of me
    No room for thinking about the mortgage, or...
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    You already know the answer. Because they can.

    You already know the answer. Because they can.
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    I'm not missing the point. I understand the point...

    I'm not missing the point. I understand the point perfectly--some people think that accomplishing an artificial, difficult, unpleasant, and useless goal is worthwhile, especially if they can tell...
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    It's pretty much the standard parting remark...

    It's pretty much the standard parting remark getting off a chair with strangers out here. I think every culture has standard greetings and departure remarks. It saves the effort of trying to be...
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    You would think but you'd be surprised. Still,...

    You would think but you'd be surprised. Still, nothing wrong with simple sauteed scallops.

    My ceviche resipe--1 # any firm fish, 1 cup key lime juice, 1/2 c lemon juice, 1/2 c orange juice, 1 tbs...
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    Pine pollen season. The pollen doesn't bother...

    Pine pollen season. The pollen doesn't bother me. My wife going nuts with the leaf blower blowing the stuff off the deck every other day does.
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    I was thinking of a stuffed walrus, but really,...

    I was thinking of a stuffed walrus, but really, there are many options.
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    I'd just put an art object of some kind--in front...

    I'd just put an art object of some kind--in front of the left side but not in front of the right. Make the asymmetry a feature, a lot less hassle and expense.
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    Scallops are my favorite sea food but good ones...

    Scallops are my favorite sea food but good ones are hard to find and IMO they're overwhelmed by the spices in gumbo. Shrimp, chicken and andouille for me.

    But--scallops in coconut lime sauce: ...
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    I'm amused that there are two "amuses you"...

    I'm amused that there are two "amuses you" threads. Or maybe I'm annoyed. Not sure.
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    I'm going to take a wild guess that there was a...

    I'm going to take a wild guess that there was a bit of a jam up because of through hikers waiting for a stretch of bad weather to end, plus people moving slowiy in the snow. Through hikers go very...
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    They were just following Kevin Durant's example. ...

    They were just following Kevin Durant's example. People who said that by leaving the arena KD was destroying everything that makes America great were right. (Actually, someone who has not driven...
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    The Chouinards and the hyper couloir aren't...

    The Chouinards and the hyper couloir aren't worth anything--they're technical ice tools that have been replaced by much better designs. The wood shafted Interalp looks like it's probably too long...
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    Obviously you decide Roseville vs Folsom based on...

    Obviously you decide Roseville vs Folsom based on where you want to ski. The other differences between the two aren't enough to make a difference. Sugarbowl and even Squalpine are a reasonable day...
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    The best fish we get is the frozen from Costco...

    The best fish we get is the frozen from Costco and Trader's. Frozen on the boat, stays that way until we're ready to cook it. Safeway has some decent frozen shrimp in bags.
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    Looks like Forester Pass. Another overrated...

    Looks like Forester Pass. Another overrated activity IMO. I've done the Muir Trail, which is maybe the nicest part, and even long stretches of that are boring and if you're a through-hiker you do...
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    especially on the 4th if the lakeside in question...

    especially on the 4th if the lakeside in question is public and crammed with falling-down drunks--one of whom fell down and banged his head and died a few years ago

    we were at a totally over the...
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    I always thought it was cool you could buy...

    I always thought it was cool you could buy Stroh's ice cream and Stroh's beer at Tiger Stadium. Still at Comerica Park?
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    If family is spread to the wind a graduation...

    If family is spread to the wind a graduation seems like a good excuse for a reunion and if you're expecting folks to come from a distance you owe them a nice party, with a few days of events to...
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    There are, but not with the passion you get back...

    There are, but not with the passion you get back East--too much other stuff to do and too much good weather to do it in.
    I guess it should be "spwawts".
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    The PhD in the lab I worked in dumped a bunch of...

    The PhD in the lab I worked in dumped a bunch of radioactive sheep carcasses by the side of the road. Fortunately he didn't leave his name.
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    The trades could use some help--unions or guilds...

    The trades could use some help--unions or guilds to enforce decent working conditions, benefits, and a retirement plan. The trouble with Americans is that we're so damn independent. It makes it too...
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    My old climbing partner Batso.(It's a short story...

    My old climbing partner Batso.(It's a short story and not nearly as interesting as you would think.)
    Willo Welzenbach
    Terray, Lachenal, and Herzog.
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    I've been back to Detroit 5 times since I left...

    I've been back to Detroit 5 times since I left in 76--1 wedding, 1 sick mother, 2 funerals, and 1 actual visit to show off my new wife.
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    In my city the only starting times that matter...

    In my city the only starting times that matter are when the lifts start loading, but you go ahead and enjoy watching your spawts.
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    I have to laugh about whether the team was honest...

    I have to laugh about whether the team was honest with the public re the injury. We're lucky the NHL even tells us upper body bs lower body. Guy smacks his head on the ice and is knocked out and...
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    according to friends it's better than that now...

    according to friends it's better than that now although certainly not perfect. Still a German blue collar worker is doing better than an American w a BA or BS and a shit ton of debt and no health...
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    First heel crack of the summer. Not the last.

    First heel crack of the summer. Not the last.
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    There were two guys who painted the inside of our...

    There were two guys who painted the inside of our hospital and office building--when they finished they started over. They never used drop cloths--even over carpet, never masked, and never had a...
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    You're right about how vocational training was...

    You're right about how vocational training was used in the past in America. I'm thinking about the kind of vocational training that is common in Europe, especially Germany, or the kind of vocational...
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