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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.
  2. 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.
  7. 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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    So all of the vaccines have a rare risk of blood...

    So all of the vaccines have a rare risk of blood clots in the brain.
    From huckbucket's numbers--very roughly 1 in a million. Except AZ which is very roughly 10 times higher.
    And one has to...
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    I used to be one. That's a different kind of...

    I used to be one. That's a different kind of pain. But climbing shoes aren't as bad as climbing in undersized high heels.
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    Skiers bragging about how small of a boot they...

    Skiers bragging about how small of a boot they can cram their feet into remind me of women who wear high heels too small. (Not that there aren't plenty of people skiing in boots too big.)
  21. Thread: Ulnar Nerve

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    Do you bend your arm at the elbow when you sleep?...

    Do you bend your arm at the elbow when you sleep? That stretches the nerve. My son cured his by loosely tying a pillow around his elbow to keep the arm straight at night. Position your chair and...
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    Our group gets up to the loading bar of a...

    Our group gets up to the loading bar of a detachable 6. I look back to sit down and someone is already in my seat. I and the woman next to me got knock off the end of the loading ramp down about 3...
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    Especially if the meat isn't dead yet.

    Especially if the meat isn't dead yet.
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    The cop that shot Oscar Grant in Oakland was...

    The cop that shot Oscar Grant in Oakland was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and wound up serving 146 days (got a lot of credit for time served.) He tried to appeal after he was released so he...
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    She's giving you a message which you aren't...

    She's giving you a message which you aren't getting.


    Pray she never gets into Burning Man.
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    Texas speed check. In HS friend of mine went...

    Texas speed check.

    In HS friend of mine went through the hay bales and into the Boyne parking lot out of control. He was reminded of that frequently. Almost as often as Benny gets reminded about...
  27. Back when I had to ski weekends I was known to...

    Back when I had to ski weekends I was known to download the Funi to avoid the shitshow on the mountain run.
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    The whole anti-vax thing is very weird.The new...

    The whole anti-vax thing is very weird.The new age'y anti-vaxxers seem to be more women than men; the anti-covid anti-vaxxers more men than women. And then there are the Haredis. (BTW the 3rd season...
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    Interesting segment on DARPA on 60 minutes. ...

    Interesting segment on DARPA on 60 minutes. Seems they had a lot to do with funding antibody and vaccine research for Covid. And there is an implant--they are working on a little capsule that would...
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    NO! GSA is paying homage to me!

    NO! GSA is paying homage to me!
  31. C'mon. There's at least a 15 minute window...

    C'mon. There's at least a 15 minute window between ice and slush you could safely ski. (Get well.)
  32. I forgot to mention--if you are serving cold cuts...

    I forgot to mention--if you are serving cold cuts to your guests always pre-slice the meat, or at least only let them have plastic knives. Your insurance company will appreciate it.
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    Agonistically or agnostically or both?

    Agonistically or agnostically or both?
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    On powder days I am in an orange jacket with...

    On powder days I am in an orange jacket with orange skis, bindings and boots. Not a deliberate choice--just worked out that way. I do like high viz jackets. I don't particularly like orange and...
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    And whose fault is the dog shit encrusted roomba,...

    And whose fault is the dog shit encrusted roomba, and I don't mean the dog.
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    All the bad weather performance stuff --awd...

    All the bad weather performance stuff --awd (xdrive in the bmw), subaru x-mode, etc. are designed to improve the ability of cars to go too fast for the conditions.
    And while the OP looks at...
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    The idea is--one officer tells the victim to do...

    The idea is--one officer tells the victim to do something that will give the other officer an excuse to shoot him. Children should not be allowed to play with guns.
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    Pentecost is Greek for Shavuos, the Hebrew spring...

    Pentecost is Greek for Shavuos, the Hebrew spring harvest festival (I learned Ashkenazi pronunciation and I'm sticking with it). The Christians stole the word from us. (And why is there a Greek...
  39. What he said. Definitely stick to the east...

    What he said. Definitely stick to the east facing on High T. Is the traverse to Beaver and Estelle still doable on skis? I'm guessing burnt out?
    (Some of the finest corn skiing I've done was...
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    FIFY

    FIFY
  41. You're flat out wrong. First of all, a truly...

    You're flat out wrong. First of all, a truly sharp knife is a magical tool and a dull one is dangerous. Second, hardened glue will dull a knife a lot faster than you can sharpen it. I've seen it...
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    I read that a lot of people have taken up...

    I read that a lot of people have taken up knitting.
    Although apparently the knitting community has split into right wing knitters and left wing knitters, so maybe don't....
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    i.e. vaccination works. Even in, or maybe...

    i.e. vaccination works. Even in, or maybe especially in, disadvantaged communities.
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    Very persuasive argument.

    Very persuasive argument.
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    I don't know much about tribes in WA but I...

    I don't know much about tribes in WA but I believe the Navajo are having a tough time of it and the Pima and Tohono O'Odham tribes are about the poorest tribes in the US. I doubt they're giving...
  46. I don't think you're paying attention. It's not...

    I don't think you're paying attention. It's not a cutting board. Knives aren't an issue, except maybe cheese knives. And gap filling epoxy is very good at filling gaps, surprisingly. I wondered...
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    Not crashing when you're driving too fast for...

    Not crashing when you're driving too fast for conditions doesn't mean you are a good driver or that the speed was safe. It just means nothing got in your way.
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    Same reason Republican men aren't getting vaxxed....

    Same reason Republican men aren't getting vaxxed. Being afraid of a little virus you can't even see isn't manly. Getting vaxxed is something pencil neck pansy liberals do. It's political. They're...
  49. I just sponge mine off. My only reason for not...

    I just sponge mine off. My only reason for not using the sawdust and glue method is what it would do to the knives--not any food safety issue. BTW Fine Woodworking did a study of cutting boards and...
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    Arizona--300,000+ Native Americans, Washington...

    Arizona--300,000+ Native Americans, Washington 90,000+. Certainly not the only reason for more Covid deaths in AZ but part of it.
    AZ 1500 Native American deaths, WA 120. In AZ death rate for...
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