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    My wife bought one of those. It's a completely...

    My wife bought one of those. It's a completely ordinary overpriced foam pillow. We gave it back. No wonder the guy gets along with Trump--all hype, no substance. But give the guy credit--who else...
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    OTOH no wax is better than the wrong wax.

    OTOH no wax is better than the wrong wax.
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    It's a lot easier to climb a mountain when you...

    It's a lot easier to climb a mountain when you don't have to haul other people's shit and sometimes their carcasses.
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    There is no unity, no cooperation, no empathy, no...

    There is no unity, no cooperation, no empathy, no respect possible until Republican legislators and other officials widely acknowledge that Joe Biden won a fair, accurate, and legal election,...
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    Poppy seed bagel with cream cheese. That's it. ...

    Poppy seed bagel with cream cheese. That's it. My grandfather used to go shopping for bagels, kaiser rolls, horns, challah and rye bread for all his children's families every sunday morning--he'd...
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    Pretty classy the way the leopard skin thing...

    Pretty classy the way the leopard skin thing continues onto her face. (The Florida woman, not Divine.)
    My favorite Divine film was Polyester, because it had smellovision, although frankly all the...
  7. Tons of people on the Donner Lake "beach" today. ...

    Tons of people on the Donner Lake "beach" today. It's not just the usual mostly ski crowd here. Combination of easing of the rules and city bound folks needing some fresh air and something to do....
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    Guy tried to get into the inauguration perimeter...

    Guy tried to get into the inauguration perimeter with gun, ammo, and fake inauguration credentials....
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    It's generally accepted that the economic...

    It's generally accepted that the economic policies of an administration have a lot less to do with the country's economy than events. I'd make an exception for Obama--his stimulus helped the US...
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    NSAIDS can be hard on the kidney and cause...

    NSAIDS can be hard on the kidney and cause stomach ulcers with bleeding and perforation. They can also increase the risk of heart attack--naproxen is a little safer than ibuprofen. I haven't seen...
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    Americans are used to controlling their own...

    Americans are used to controlling their own destiny--not as individuals but as a country, but now we are in the grip of economic forces that are beyond our control that are hurting a lot of people,...
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    That's the hard part--watching what you eat and...

    That's the hard part--watching what you eat and drink.
    The realization hit me at 55--I was playing pond hockey. When you fall on your ass at 25 your ass hurts. When you fall on your ass at 55...
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    lol

    lol
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    The difference between how the Black cop and the...

    The difference between how the Black cop and the White cop approached the situation was interesting. Black cops don't have the same sense of impunity as White ones.
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    Hopefully by now the people giving shots are...

    Hopefully by now the people giving shots are vaccinated, which may or may not protect the clients. Hell, if they would give me shots I'd give up on this ski season (easy to say when the snow is...
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    Let's hope we never get to evaluate the...

    Let's hope we never get to evaluate the durability of covid masks.
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    Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor on PBS tonight--we...

    Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor on PBS tonight--we won't be able to vaccinate enough Americans with mRNA vaccines alone. We need the J and J and AZ and Novavax vaccines and others as soon as possible. He...
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    That might be rough for a family with teenagers.

    That might be rough for a family with teenagers.
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    I don't know who they're giving shots to in...

    I don't know who they're giving shots to in Norway, but to me frail means bedbound, maybe needs to be fed, definitely needs help dressing, if they dress at all. Likely is not oriented to all 3 of...
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    Black Diamonds-- you should have taken a lesson...

    Black Diamonds-- you should have taken a lesson from my HS tennis "coach", old Max Fulcher. He brought a lawn chair, an umbrella, a pitcher of lemon aid, and a newspaper to our matches. When it was...
  21. Decided to drag out my 40 year old XC touring...

    Decided to drag out my 40 year old XC touring skis and use the Royal Gorge part of my SB pass. Fell on my ass right out of the gate. Still hurts. It was a little slick in the tracks.
    Things looked...
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    You mean MTUhockey was bullshitting? I'm shocked.

    You mean MTUhockey was bullshitting? I'm shocked.
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    When the vaccine first came out it was predicted...

    When the vaccine first came out it was predicted that giving priority to frail nursing home patients was going to result in a number of vaccine-associated deaths.
    This article...
  24. Friend of mine was killed falling down Tuckerman...

    Friend of mine was killed falling down Tuckerman headwall one December when it looked like that. We had hiked Lion's Head trail to the Alpine Garden where I turned around due to high winds. He made...
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    I was watching PBS American Experience about...

    I was watching PBS American Experience about Elizabeth Friedman, the main US codebreaker in WWI and WWII and in between helped bring down Capone. Quaker who left the fold, married a Jewish guy and...
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    Oh I suspect he has some smart lawyers behind the...

    Oh I suspect he has some smart lawyers behind the scenes. He has to, or he'd have been in jail years ago. And if you are a smart lawyer the last thing you want is for the world to know you work for...
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    And here's that girl 20 years later 358027

    And here's that girl 20 years later
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    The Constitution says the President can pardon....

    The Constitution says the President can pardon. It doesn't say there can't be consequences. If he does pardon them the chances of him being convicted in the Senate go up and I'm sure Trump's lawyers...
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    Why CA has been fucking up vaccination--too...

    Why CA has been fucking up vaccination--too complicated prioritization, overwhelmed health care system, bad software, etc...
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    Putin doesn't try to cover his tracks. The idea...

    Putin doesn't try to cover his tracks. The idea is everyone knows he did it, without him coming right out and saying he did it.
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    You must have heard it before you were frozen.

    You must have heard it before you were frozen.
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    What the hell kind of web site is that? Nothing...

    What the hell kind of web site is that? Nothing but death and injury. I'm afraid to look at the gear reviews. Embalming kits? Prosthetic limbs? Breath operated power wheelchairs?
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    Wouldn't it depend on what country you spread it...

    Wouldn't it depend on what country you spread it to?

    My rec to the OP is don't travel anywhere you wouldn't want be stuck for months when a new deadly strain pops up and the US closes the border...
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    Wait--now we're using gender neutral pronouns for...

    Wait--now we're using gender neutral pronouns for Deathraven?


    I never knew where that phrase comes from so I looked it up--apparently it means to blow yourself up with your own bomb, and comes...
  35. You could follow TGR to help you make a...

    You could follow TGR to help you make a decision--or you could follow science. (There are a few scientists here but you have to figure out who they are. It shouldn't be hard.)
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    The bigger question for immunocompromised people...

    The bigger question for immunocompromised people would be whether the vaccine will do them any good. Immunocompromised is a broad term, though, there are various kinds and degrees, so the answer...
  37. I'm about to find out, but since temps stayed...

    I'm about to find out, but since temps stayed above freezing at all elevations at Squalpine last night, maybe still soft.
    "Near record highs" forecast by the NWS.
    It's not Junuary any more, more...
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    J and J vaccine (recombinant adenovirus that...

    J and J vaccine (recombinant adenovirus that produces spike proteins) produces good antibody response in Phase 2 trial after a single dose. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2034201
    The...
  39. California just made 65 and older eligible. ...

    California just made 65 and older eligible. yippee. Of course they're still struggling to do HCW's and no one is saying when 65's can actually get vaccinated.
    Here's a thought--when someone shows...
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    After the Civil War the country was reunited....

    After the Civil War the country was reunited. How'd that work out for Black People?
    After Jan 6 the price for unity is at a minimum a public statement acknowledging that Joe Biden won the...
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    I really hope Benny doesn't take that the wrong...

    I really hope Benny doesn't take that the wrong way.
  42. I signed up for a gym--big discount if I took a...

    I signed up for a gym--big discount if I took a couple of free classes. The stretching class gave us a sheet of no-nos--pretty much every part of a golf swing was on it. I can ski, hike, kayak,...
  43. The 70 year old neighbor wasn't me. I swear. ...

    The 70 year old neighbor wasn't me. I swear.


    Airbnb is canceling all DC reservations for Inauguration Week. If we want to shut down strs and hotels again all we have to do is make up a white...
  44. That's my point. If logistics are the rate...

    That's my point. If logistics are the rate limiting step, simplify the logistics. Mass vaccination sites mean fewer places the vaccine has to be transported to. If you don't prioritize by job you...
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    I expect to see the radical right go back...

    I expect to see the radical right go back underground with Trump gone and a lot of their adherents locked up. I don't expect to see full-fledged civil war. I do expect to see escalating terror...
  46. The New Yorker has a long and proud history of...

    The New Yorker has a long and proud history of writing about strange, less-than-respectable people. (See "Orchid Fever", one of the more famous stories. That one was turned into a book and a movie....
  47. Not me. I'm going back to bed. Schadenfreude...

    Not me. I'm going back to bed.
    Schadenfreude much?
  48. They're blaming the software. Nobody who has...

    They're blaming the software. Nobody who has ever had to deal with the CA DMV would be surprised. But why do we need software to give vaccines. You need syringes, needles, and someone with hands...
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    Thanks for that

    Thanks for that
  50. WTF. If we're going to have a drought can't we at...

    WTF. If we're going to have a drought can't we at least have a sunny drought?

    I do not like flat light
    I do not like flat light at all
    I cannot tell if I am upright
    Or if I have taken a fall
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