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    I'll be shocked if she can find an ambulance...

    I'll be shocked if she can find an ambulance chaser sleazy enough to take the case. Michael Avenatti isn't practicing law these days.
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    If by mongoloids you mean people with Down...

    If by mongoloids you mean people with Down Syndrome, expect most of them are too smart to vote Republican. (Probably a term you want to stop using btw.)
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    I'm done feeling bad about assholes like that....

    I'm done feeling bad about assholes like that. Maybe this is revenge of the nerds part 2. The idiots die, most of the nerds live.
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    I don't know the flea, but the bacterium was...

    I don't know the flea, but the bacterium was Pasteurella pestis, now renamed Yersinia pestis. Treatable with antibiotics although it can be tough to treat if treatment is delayed or the victim is...
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    When the osprey around here catch a fish they...

    When the osprey around here catch a fish they can barely get airborne. The one in the video looks like he's riding a thermal up to get some altitude to get him back to his nest. But I don't know...
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    He needs to see the dentist to fix the teeth his...

    He needs to see the dentist to fix the teeth his GF knocked out when he got the two mixed up.
  7. My dog has learned to associate construction...

    My dog has learned to associate construction sites with food scraps.
  8. Our Cocker and cockapoo chased a bear half way up...

    Our Cocker and cockapoo chased a bear half way up the hill behind our house one night. One of our neighbors has coon hounds. They treed a bear in the neighborhood. Last we saw of that bear. Those...
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    For you cool cats who can read WP articles...

    For you cool cats who can read WP articles...
  10. Was it a black bear or grizzly? It sounds like...

    Was it a black bear or grizzly?

    It sounds like the bear was aggressive because the shooter was trying to drive him off. That doesn't mean the bear posed a threat to human life (assuming it was a...
  11. That's your reading. The text says wear a mask...

    That's your reading. The text says wear a mask when outdoors if you can't stay 6 feet from others. You seem to be assuming that people are going to pass each other on the trail and nobody is going...
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    That too, although I spent a significant amount...

    That too, although I spent a significant amount of time looking up people's assholes--I'd rather do that than work in someone's mouth. For one thing even the tightest asshole can't bite you.
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    And flu isn't spreading exponentially with no end...

    And flu isn't spreading exponentially with no end in sight at the end of 5 months.
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    FIFH

    FIFH
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    A good contrast might be combined sl/vac for...

    A good contrast might be combined sl/vac for minor illnesses, separate SL for doctor excused absence. Might be problematic for covid since people are being told to stay home and not go to the...
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    my dentist stayed open for emergencies during the...

    my dentist stayed open for emergencies during the shutdown. When she opened for regular appts I got a call from them to reschedule my missed cleaning--for the day after the call. She said she had a...
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    I ride for exercise. I don't take a lot of...

    I ride for exercise. I don't take a lot of pleasure in it but riding on the road beats the gym. My observation is that I can get more exercise in less time on a shit bike than a good one. Maybe if I...
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    FIFY I took the survey to be considered for...

    FIFY

    I took the survey to be considered for one of the vaccine trials. A lot of questions about how many and what kind of contacts (do you work in a meat packing plant or are you sheltering in...
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    since deaths lag case counts by at least a month...

    since deaths lag case counts by at least a month if we wait for them to go up we've lost vital time in increasing restrictions during which the virus is spreading exponentially. (Not that we haven't...
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    yes

    yes
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    Through the grease fittings. Great...

    Through the grease fittings.

    Great job--millwright's helper in a steel mill coal handling dept. "Old goat (not sure why they called me Old Goat when I was 24), go grease A belt." I'd be done by...
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    Sac Bee reports that Tehama County (CA) sherriff...

    Sac Bee reports that Tehama County (CA) sherriff has made mask wearing optional for his deputies, in defiance of Governor's order. He cites "claustrophobia" and " anxiety" as a reason. Anyone who...
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    What I don't get is why the protesters didn't...

    What I don't get is why the protesters didn't want that putz there. There didn't seem to be any other media around. If a protest isn't on television did it didn't really happen. But it's Canada,...
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    334108

    on you
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    Organizations and laws that have ridiculous...

    Organizations and laws that have ridiculous titles in an effort to create a cool acronym annoy me. (OALTHRTIAETCACA)


    What's annoying about that? It's true.


    When we link to the WP it's...
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    I didn't know that one and I used to grease...

    I didn't know that one and I used to grease conveyor belts for a living.
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    Who is Ken Keyes Jr?

    Who is Ken Keyes Jr?
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    Testing supply shortages are clearly a deliberate...

    Testing supply shortages are clearly a deliberate plan by Trump to keep the numbers down. That by itself is an impeachable offense--should take about a week to do it. I wonder how he plans to cover...
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    One of the many reasons the US is doing so much...

    One of the many reasons the US is doing so much worse than the world is lack of sick leave--both actual and in pressure employers exert to discourage people who have leave from using it. So sick...
  30. I've hiked a few times in Western Washington and...

    I've hiked a few times in Western Washington and don't recall vegetation being unusually dense or people unusually inconsiderate--I'll assume you're talking about the former. I guess I was lucky.
  31. Having to adjust one's behavior to satisfy the...

    Having to adjust one's behavior to satisfy the most risk-averse person you might theoretically encounter is also "totalitariansim". That's why we have rules--hopefully based on science, not on Trump,...
  32. That's what I mean by passing too, although I do...

    That's what I mean by passing too, although I do pass in the same direction--a lot of little kids on trails probably too tough for them these days. And I get passed.
    Obviously there will be places...
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    Wonder if the virus spiking across the southern...

    Wonder if the virus spiking across the southern tier of states is a more infectious strain. Or maybe there's just a more virulent strain of idiocy.
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    3 apts in an old house, 2 above, one below. ...

    3 apts in an old house, 2 above, one below. Couple in the downstairs going at it very loudly with the sound coming up through the duct to my buddies upstairs apt where we were chatting. The woman...
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    Show us your tit chips.

    Show us your tit chips.
  36. Dookey must be creaming his pants.

    Dookey must be creaming his pants.
  37. Who passes someone on a 2 foot wide trail. One...

    Who passes someone on a 2 foot wide trail. One of you needs to get the fuck off the trail. Too bad if it interferes with your flow--and being a runner doesn't give you special privileges. The...
  38. “People who imagine that history flatters them...

    “People who imagine that history flatters them (as it does, indeed, since they wrote it) are impaled on their history like a butterfly on a pin and become incapable of seeing or changing themselves,...
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    There is no evidence that Columbus was Jewish. ...

    There is no evidence that Columbus was Jewish. At least one man who sailed him--a translator--was a Jew who converted to Catholicism. Since 1492 was also the year the Jews were expelled from Spain,...
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    The last time someone passed me on the left and...

    The last time someone passed me on the left and then turned right, forcing me to hit the brakes hard, it was a fellow cyclist.
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    I'm confused. The only part I understand is...

    I'm confused. The only part I understand is STFUYFM. I did find a lint filter thread though.
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    Except people being referred to as Hispanic may...

    Except people being referred to as Hispanic may be anything from pure Spanish like my friend from NM (although she claims William Bonney as an ancestor), to pure Native American in ancestry and with...
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    Maybe instead of Latino or Latinx or Hispanic we...

    Maybe instead of Latino or Latinx or Hispanic we should refer to people by their country of origin--a Mexican American is not a Cuban American is not a Puerto Rican American is not a New Mexican...
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    Marmot minimalist.

    Marmot minimalist.
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    Is there a broken disposal thread? No, I didn't...

    Is there a broken disposal thread? No, I didn't think so. JONG.
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    It would make sense if they were checking ID. ...

    It would make sense if they were checking ID. Which brings up the possibility that we can all share season passes since they can't tell if we match the pass picture if we're wearing masks.

    5...
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    Particularly lucky that bad as my balance is, I...

    Particularly lucky that bad as my balance is, I had her to climb ladders (but I don't let her climb any more.) She asked me--"What would you do if I fell off this roof and killed myself?" "Hire...
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    Having our 40 year old paisley (really) disposal...

    Having our 40 year old paisley (really) disposal leak is annoying, but fortunately it leaked into a sliding plastic bin and not all over the cabinet and kitchen floor.
    Having to work under the sink...
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    Fine and community service. No one is going to...

    Fine and community service. No one is going to jail for false reporting, especially now. If the police had shot the guy then yeah jail. It's like drunk driving--if you kill someone the...
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    No. At least not in CA....

    No. At least not in CA. https://sfbike.org/news/bike-lanes-and-right-turns/
    If you're not going to follow the law and turn from the bike lane (my observation is that half of drivers actually swing...
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