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    I'm of two minds. In clear weather and over...

    I'm of two minds. In clear weather and over interesting geography I can spend a long time staring out the window, but seven hours seems like about five hours too long to scratch this itch.
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    Yeah, I noticed the exact same thing. Definitely...

    Yeah, I noticed the exact same thing. Definitely eerie.
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    I finally broke down and swam outside on...

    I finally broke down and swam outside on Wednesday because the AQI dipped below 200. It felt fine, but I kept it pretty short (about 40 minutes) and at a moderate pace.
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    And now a firefighter has died while battling the...

    And now a firefighter has died while battling the fire started by gender reveal morans:
    https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/forest-service-firefighter-died-in-california-wildfire/

    These...
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    My wife said the exact same thing. Specifically...

    My wife said the exact same thing. Specifically Kathy Griffin's annoying character on Seinfeld. And is it me or is she (Griffin) starting to look more and more like Carrot Top? :)

    By the way I...
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    So steep is back and now identifies as female?...

    So steep is back and now identifies as female? Interesting.
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    It's all about shifting the blame. Trump's...

    It's all about shifting the blame. Trump's response remains just as bad, but it's easier to overlook that when the story becomes "China did this intentionally!"
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    The good news is that, if the virus is man-made,...

    The good news is that, if the virus is man-made, Trump can claim he's already exacted punishment on the Chinese by calling it the "Chinese Virus." That would be on par with his assertion that he's...
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    This is NOT true. Canadians can fly to the U.S.,...

    This is NOT true. Canadians can fly to the U.S., but the opposite is not true. Our only way in is if we have essential business or if we're driving through to AK.
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    Second new J! this season and already a...

    Second new J! this season and already a controversial scoring decision. It didn't affect the outcome in any way, but one contestant was negged for writing "Barry Gordy" (his first name is spelled...
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    True, but it would slow the perp down. They need...

    True, but it would slow the perp down. They need to get up to the cable undetected.
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    I think they've been pretty clear that they're...

    I think they've been pretty clear that they're trying to build in protection this year for passholders in the event COVID-19 destroys the ski season. It would be a pretty serious PR blunder if they...
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    Why is it a blunder? They are intentionally...

    Why is it a blunder? They are intentionally protecting passholders who may not be able to use their passes because of border closures.
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    It was actually fairly sunny here in Seattle...

    It was actually fairly sunny here in Seattle about an hour ago. It doesn't seem like the AQI has budged much, but at least that smoke layer must be getting a little bit thinner if the sun was able to...
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    I'd imagine there's not much they can do in terms...

    I'd imagine there's not much they can do in terms of making the towers more difficult to access because that would also make them more difficult to access in a lift emergency,
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    Poll: Jesus. Of course it had to be an American.

    Jesus. Of course it had to be an American.
  17. Thread: View right now

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    On the positive side this might finally get...

    On the positive side this might finally get people to stay inside. We're probably back down to March levels of movement. Covid numbers should drop big time.
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    The "medium" :)

    The "medium" :)
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    Seriously. I hope WB beefs up security. If it can...

    Seriously. I hope WB beefs up security. If it can happen in Squamish, no reason it can't happen at Whistler, too.



    Pristine is a bit of a stretch.
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    I blame the marmots. Have you ever seen their...

    I blame the marmots. Have you ever seen their teeth?
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    Sea to Sky gondola cable cut a second time! WTF?

    Sea to Sky gondola cable cut a second time! WTF?
  22. Thread: Canada

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    Not true at all. There's always been some...

    Not true at all. There's always been some grousing about Ugly Americans. COVID-19 just ramped it up dramatically.
  23. Thread: Canada

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    I imagine if you have any kind of commercial...

    I imagine if you have any kind of commercial reason for crossing the border it makes it a lot easier.
  24. Thread: Canada

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    One more thing, I'm expecting to get an extension...

    One more thing, I'm expecting to get an extension on my fucking NEXUS card that I haven't been able to use for the last six months!
  25. Thread: Canada

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    This is weird. How are they getting through? Then...

    This is weird. How are they getting through? Then you hear of families needing to meet at the Peace Arch to see their family on the other side of the border because they are unable to cross....
  26. Thread: Canada

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    This just doesn't make sense to me logically. If...

    This just doesn't make sense to me logically. If you've got two buckets of water, one just slightly pinkish and the other dyed red, and you open a valve between the two buckets don't you think the...
  27. Thread: Canada

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    But why would Canada even want to take that risk?...

    But why would Canada even want to take that risk? Until the U.S.'s numbers are on par with Canada there's an increased risk by allowing the border to open.
  28. Thread: Canada

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    If we'd had #1 from the start then maybe we'd...

    If we'd had #1 from the start then maybe we'd have a small chance at #2 not happening, but since we didn't there's pretty much no chance at this point.
  29. Thread: Canada

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    Per the stats in the New York Times, B.C. is...

    Per the stats in the New York Times, B.C. is running at 17 new cases per 100,000 people for the last week. Washington is at 38, and Oregon 30. If we look at the two countries as a whole, Canada is at...
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    Poll: Mine says Ora-gone. She won't change. I guess it...

    Mine says Ora-gone. She won't change. I guess it least she doesn't say "Warshington."
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    Another underappreciated band. Adam Franklin is...

    Another underappreciated band. Adam Franklin is awesome.

    https://youtu.be/qLW9VbS2IeI
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    Yeah, the way those reggae stars have dropped...

    Yeah, the way those reggae stars have dropped Toots seemed like a true wonder. Well, at least Bunny Wailer and Jimmy Cliff are still with us.
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    https://youtu.be/h5fgaBxnLWo

    https://youtu.be/h5fgaBxnLWo
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    The 3Ds were a great band from New Zealand that I...

    The 3Ds were a great band from New Zealand that I suspect are pretty obscure at this point. They had some really bruising songs alternating with more delicate numbers like this one.
    ...
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    Much better conditions in the mountains today,...

    Much better conditions in the mountains today, although the smoke was increasing there throughout the day. Glad I got up when I did.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50331733588_7369d44b22_b.jpg
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    View crossing the I-90 bridge toward Seattle...

    View crossing the I-90 bridge toward Seattle today. Hint: that's not fog.
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    This is just a amazing amount of smoke. 339570

    This is just a amazing amount of smoke.
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  38. Thread: RIP Diana Rigg

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    She was great in her recent roles, too: Olenna...

    She was great in her recent roles, too: Olenna Tyrell in GoT and the mom in Detectorists (where her real life daughter, Rachael Stirling, played her daughter on the show).
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    So now you're just pissing off the polar bears...

    So now you're just pissing off the polar bears and arctic foxes.
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    Why does this seem to be the official "I'm a...

    Why does this seem to be the official "I'm a tough guy and don't give a fuck" mugshot pose?
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    If his purpose was to write a book how could he...

    If his purpose was to write a book how could he be under an NDA? You mean with his publisher?
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    Of course they are. For Trump supporters this...

    Of course they are. For Trump supporters this somehow deflects the blame from Trump--the guy who actually said these things. We're in the Bizarro World.
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    Poll: So I'm a bit confused. Sure seems like you are...

    So I'm a bit confused. Sure seems like you are comparing them to me.
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    Poll: Let's reiterate. These are people who went to the...

    Let's reiterate. These are people who went to the ICU because of COVID an then died in the hospital. That sounds like a COVID death to me. And you're comparing this to people being classified as...
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    Poll: Yeah, but it didn't. Not in any way, shape, or...

    Yeah, but it didn't. Not in any way, shape, or form.
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    Poll: Um......

    Um...
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/investigations/coronavirus-excess-deaths-heart/
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    Poll: In your mind this is "basically the same" as...

    In your mind this is "basically the same" as someone dying of a shark bite or getting murdered being recorded as a COVID death?

    It's also interesting that for some reason you believe Dr. Birx, who...
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    Poll: It's a cute soundbite and all, but it simply...

    It's a cute soundbite and all, but it simply isn't true.
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    Poll: Pot, meet kettle.

    Pot, meet kettle.
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    Fluticasone is the active ingredient in Flonase...

    Fluticasone is the active ingredient in Flonase allergy spray. Come to think of it I don't think I've gotten a canker sore since I've been using Flonase. Could be a coincidence, but interesting...
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