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    I know that the rules of engagement in Iraq at...

    I know that the rules of engagement in Iraq at times were based on the idea of avoiding civilian casualties so as not to get kicked out of the country--ie hearts and minds (which by the way has been...
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    Recycling was always a scam the plastic industry...

    Recycling was always a scam the plastic industry used to convince people that buying stuff in plastic was ok because the plastic would be recycled. No one ever intended that the recycled plastic...
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    In the Persian Gulf we were trying to win hearts...

    In the Persian Gulf we were trying to win hearts and minds. The cops don't give a shit about the hearts and minds of US citizens, especially the non-white ones. In the military if you disobey an...
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    You can use a drill but a good pair of kitchen...

    You can use a drill but a good pair of kitchen shears works better.
  5. I probably posted about this already, but in case...

    I probably posted about this already, but in case I didn't, I hope Truckee sticks to its guns re no STR of newly permitted ADU's. If it were up to me no STR of newly permitted anything.
    There was...
  6. This has been extensively covered in the IKON...

    This has been extensively covered in the IKON thread and the title is misleading--they aren't "nixing" access, they're charging for it.
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    No. But I'll try. There are multiple factors...

    No. But I'll try. There are multiple factors in immunity. Serum antibodies, which are easily measured with a blood test are only one of them. Therefore, you cannot tell someone is no longer...
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    When I hear someone yelling like that I don't...

    When I hear someone yelling like that I don't think overwhelming force, I think fear. Or maybe the cops watch too much tv--the most common words out of a TV cop's mouth are "Move and I'll blow...
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    I know police training isn't great but surely...

    I know police training isn't great but surely they must teach cops how to get someone to get themselves out of a car or get down on their knees
    without the cop being afraid the guy is going for a...
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    If they can afford an au pair there is a college...

    If they can afford an au pair there is a college that will take the kids no matter how stupid they are. If all those Kennedy's went to Harvard . . .
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    On PBS they are saying kid had tossed the gun and...

    On PBS they are saying kid had tossed the gun and had his hands up. I'm sure we'll hear more.
  12. I haven't been there in a while. It has changed...

    I haven't been there in a while. It has changed hands a few times. Some years ago--a couple of owners ago--it was very good. Guess we need to try again.
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    There's two issues with the idea of a...

    There's two issues with the idea of a booster--will the immunity of the original shot(s) wear off over time? The only way to know that is to follow antibody levels and also look for a surge in cases...
  14. What bullshit. There is good Indian food in...

    What bullshit. There is good Indian food in Truckee. The Thai is so-so, but it's been a while.



    Good luck to the nurses. I don't know how Barton is doing financially--anyone?
    The nurses...
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    Good point--eventually natural gas will be phased...

    Good point--eventually natural gas will be phased out, currently banned in CA in some locations.



    Ours is commercial. It's wall mounted, like the faucet it replaced. I'm not aware of how you...
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    I drilled a 1 1/4 hole through the rim of a SS...

    I drilled a 1 1/4 hole through the rim of a SS sink with a Lennox bi-metal hole saw. It was easy. The saw was 10 bucks. The arbor was 20 because I didn't have any Lennox snap-back arbors. Probably...
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    The only thing I use nonstick for any more is...

    The only thing I use nonstick for any more is eggs--I got tired of replacing it. I use cast iron most of the time and I've had it and seasoned it enough that it's virtually nonstick. The carbon steel...
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    We have a neighbor who does bomb disposal for the...

    We have a neighbor who does bomb disposal for the California Highway Patrol. I don't care if he's the biggest jerk in the world (he's not, although lately he's taken to hanging a very large American...
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    The counter to that is what Chris Collinsworth...

    The counter to that is what Chris Collinsworth said. He's pretty old school but on the subject of end zone celebrations, after someone got an unsportsmanlike for excessive celebration--they're...
  20. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    It seems like the same land in Lake County CA...

    It seems like the same land in Lake County CA burns every year.
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    The reason to drain if not using for a while is...

    The reason to drain if not using for a while is not to save money but because the water won't stay decent indefinitely. How long you can go with it filled and not used depends on what disinfectant...
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    The difference is significant--no screws...

    The difference is significant--no screws removed>both screws removed is like going from January flex in Montana to spring flex in California. (The manual that comes with the boots says which screw to...
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    You betcha.

    You betcha.
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    We change our spa water (Hot Spot--a less...

    We change our spa water (Hot Spot--a less expensive Hot Springs brand) every 4 months. We use it daily.
    Make sure you have it set to filter at least 3 hours twice a day, some say 4 hours.
    If...
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    I was going to make some bon mot about France and...

    I was going to make some bon mot about France and cheese but I changed my mind.
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    You remember the 1st generation of polio...

    You remember the 1st generation of polio vaccines? You're a lot older than you've been telling us.


    Clearly the problem is an inadequate coffee machine.
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    But the other two weren't even shutouts. OTOH...

    But the other two weren't even shutouts. OTOH the relatively subdued reaction does bring to mind the Lombardi quote after somebody did an end zone celebration--"Next time you're in the end zone, act...
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    20 years? Try 400. Cops beating and killing...

    20 years? Try 400. Cops beating and killing Black people. It's what they do. Cops standing by while white racist mobs beat counterprotestors and BLM people--just like all the cops that were in the...
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    The CDC director explained that the reason for...

    The CDC director explained that the reason for the pause was to allow the experts to go over all the available data, call for doctors to report additional cases, and alert doctors about how to...
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    Are you kidding? For that money you can't even...

    Are you kidding? For that money you can't even get a halfway decent grinder. Might as well drink Sanka. (I have a couple of Brevilles without grinders. It must be awful being married to a coffee...
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    There's at least one good cop....

    There's at least one good cop. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/nyregion/cariol-horne-police-chokehold.html
    White cop choking a Black suspect. Black officer pulled him off. The Black officer was...
  32. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    Truckee is looking to enact a $179/parcel yearly...

    Truckee is looking to enact a $179/parcel yearly fee for wildfire prevention. I hope it passes.
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    Rot in hell, Bernie Madoff

    Nothing more to say.
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    I said 6 and 6--as in years old, not 6 on 6.

    I said 6 and 6--as in years old, not 6 on 6.
  35. Truckee FD asking for parcel fee of $179/yr for...

    Truckee FD asking for parcel fee of $179/yr for wildfire prevention--mainly clearing. I hope it passes, not that I have a lot of faith in current FD leadership, but it shouldn't have taken this...
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    Div I college pitcher strikes out 21 of 21...

    Div I college pitcher strikes out 21 of 21 batters faced. First time in NCAA history.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/sports/hope-trautwein-21-strikeout-perfect-game.html
    For a truly perfect...
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    I have a bunch of first alert 10 year alarms that...

    I have a bunch of first alert 10 year alarms that have failed well before 10 years are up. Maybe they were sitting on a shelf for 5 years before I bought them? It's not the batteries that fail, I...
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    so you're an anti-vexxer?

    so you're an anti-vexxer?
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    That's because the emt's and hospitals diagnosed...

    That's because the emt's and hospitals diagnosed suicide deaths as Covid to get more money from the guvment.
  40. I saw one too!

    I saw one too!
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    We have to be careful comparing risks between...

    We have to be careful comparing risks between covid vaccine and other things. Wwe demand a bigger margin of safety for things that are preventative than for things that make you better. We also have...
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    What? You served?

    What? You served?
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    I'm always shocked when anyone remembers anything...

    I'm always shocked when anyone remembers anything I posted. It could be dementia that I don't remember what I've posted but more likely I didn't think what I wrote was important enough to remember. ...
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    I would assume outside expert witnesses on both...

    I would assume outside expert witnesses on both sides are being paid. Witnesses from Chauvin's dept, the county coroner, etc would not be paid, outside of their usual salary. But when it comes to...
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    Conspiracy theories are spread by social...

    Conspiracy theories are spread by social pressure, acceptance and reinforcement. I wonder if it would help if every time someone posted bullshit like that they got unfriended by a lot of people. ...
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    No grizzlies in Michigan, but if there were they...

    No grizzlies in Michigan, but if there were they would surely ignore the rifle shots, the vast majority of which don't hit anything. Must be like that other places too?
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    Good point about underestimation in the gen pop. ...

    Good point about underestimation in the gen pop. As far as risk--the vaccine clots as I understand it are happening within two weeks, while the figure for the gen pop is one year, so you have to...
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    Heard an interview on PBS last night--Black woman...

    Heard an interview on PBS last night--Black woman ex-cop who heads an organization that helps the mothers of Black men killed by police. Her point of view is that when cops and Black people...
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    I'm thinking of it more in philosophical terms...

    I'm thinking of it more in philosophical terms than grammatical terms. When you say "freedoms" the implication is that you can do what you want--get a shot or not get a shot, invade the Capitol or...
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    What is it about intelligent adult women that...

    What is it about intelligent adult women that makes them do everything exactly how their mom trained them to do it? The particular one that bugs me is that my wife insists on lining the tray that...
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