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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...
  9. 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...
  12. 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
    358027
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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...
  23. 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...
  25. 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...
  27. 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.
  30. 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,...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  34. 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....
  35. Not me. I'm going back to bed. Schadenfreude...

    Not me. I'm going back to bed.
    Schadenfreude much?
  36. 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
  38. 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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  39. I just got an email from the Truckee tourism...

    I just got an email from the Truckee tourism folks--Truckee is OPEN!! Book your winter vacation ASAP!!

    Fuckers
  40. Regional order lifted,. Truckee's web site said...

    Regional order lifted,. Truckee's web site said we're back in purple tier. Nevada County site says the same. The County could still decide to keep additional restrictions in place but it doesn't...
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    A sea monster, duh.

    A sea monster, duh.
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    Don't worry, you won't be raptured. Just...

    Don't worry, you won't be raptured. Just evangelicals. You get to stay on earth for Armageddon and be destroyed, along with all the other non evangelicals and m series jongs.. (The Jewish version is...
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    No doubt there were numerous consultants called...

    No doubt there were numerous consultants called in to examine her tailbone.
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    According to prophecy the messiah will come (for...

    According to prophecy the messiah will come (for the first time or the second time, depending on whether you're Jew or Christian) and the battle of Armageddon will be fought when the Temple is...
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    Bernie has a populist message. Trump's message is...

    Bernie has a populist message. Trump's message is vote for me I'm the greatest. He would become a Black Muslim if he thought it would get him re-elected. (Not that he isn't a racist at heart but...
  46. If you've got the room it makes sense to have a...

    If you've got the room it makes sense to have a winter car and a summer car. No need to fight the crowds in Truckee all wanting their winter tires put on the same day. Since you drive each one half...
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    Owners of BW bugs back in the day used to install...

    Owners of BW bugs back in the day used to install gasoline fueled heaters taken from WWII bombers because the stock heaters on air-cooled VW's sucked. Aim one of those at the boots on the passenger...
  48. Ice hockey is surprisingly easy on the knees. The...

    Ice hockey is surprisingly easy on the knees. The barrier to entry is high, and it's not particularly easy on the face.
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    SFB--use sunscreen.

    SFB--use sunscreen.
  50. Meanwhile Sacramento is still trying to figure...

    Meanwhile Sacramento is still trying to figure out how to give the vaccine and to whom first. They've had months to figure this out. More meeting planned. While I get the idea that the most...
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