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    Then you probably wouldn't like an (uofficial) OV...

    Then you probably wouldn't like an (uofficial) OV Team Tie Dye t shirt, but they wouldn't let you have one anyway.
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    Big Sky Patrol sells nice shirts.

    Big Sky Patrol sells nice shirts.
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    Patrol has some nice t shirts for sale at the top...

    Patrol has some nice t shirts for sale at the top of Sherwood.
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    As far as what Gov Murphy says--that's no...

    As far as what Gov Murphy says--that's no surprise. It has been widely reported that many of the hospital cases of covid were asymptomatic patients admitted for something else. These go into covid...
  5. Young goat thought the skiing was good in...

    Young goat thought the skiing was good in Idiot's, Palisades, Our Father, and Pete's--edgeable chalk. We both thought SF of Sherwood was good--scratchy corn. Mrs Young Goat has only skied a few times...
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    Wiping out a disease with a vaccine has only been...

    Wiping out a disease with a vaccine has only been accomplished once--smallpox. The world is close on polio but may never get there. All the other diseases we vaccinate for are still endemic, still...
  7. That was my comment as well--limit the total...

    That was my comment as well--limit the total nights (not the restaurant). Absentee landlord STR's are an abomination. Completely antithetical to the original intent of the concept.
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    I heard they got a big order from North Korea

    I heard they got a big order from North Korea
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    We were up in Plumas County during the Dixie fire...

    We were up in Plumas County during the Dixie fire and kept getting alerts for evacuations with the names of roads that meant nothing to us. We were in the south of the very large county, the...
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    Saw a picture on one of the news sites this...

    Saw a picture on one of the news sites this morning of water up to the door handles of some van in a Santa Cruz parking lot. Can't find it now.
    #vanlifematters
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    That sounds legit--blood clot in the penile...

    That sounds legit--blood clot in the penile artery. Given that small vessel blood clots that have been seen with covid, not surprising.

    My son says of his 16 recent trauma admits (Las Vegas) 12...
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    Driving back from Reno, we went through an open...

    Driving back from Reno, we went through an open (green light) lane at the agricultural inspection station. Instead of inspector in the booth there was a sign said "Hiring".
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    One thing I can say about the Tahoe storms of...

    One thing I can say about the Tahoe storms of December--the finest igloo and snow cave snow I have ever seen. Providing you have the tools or are very patient.
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    The "Ler's go Brandon" of the intelligent is...

    The "Ler's go Brandon" of the intelligent is "What a Moron". Thinking about making up some T shirts, but should I spell it Moran instead?
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    A nice piece in the NYT arguing that CDC and FDA...

    A nice piece in the NYT arguing that CDC and FDA have been using a medical standard (first do no harm, only the welfare of the individual patient matters) when they should be using an epidemiological...
  16. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Sorry about your FIL. I'm glad to hear there's...

    Sorry about your FIL. I'm glad to hear there's treatment that some good--not enough of course--for advanced esophageal Ca. That wasn't the case not too long ago. Glad he got a little more good...
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    Staying put for sure. Make a shelter. if you...

    Staying put for sure. Make a shelter. if you can or at least get out of the wind.
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    Buying an instant pot to boil an egg--that's...

    Buying an instant pot to boil an egg--that's what's wrong with this country.
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    Starting Wednesday you can order free covid tests...

    Starting Wednesday you can order free covid tests from covidtests.gov
    Why am I not optimistic that the tests will arrive in time to be of any use for the current wave. The next wave maybe?
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    It also took two vaccines to control polio--the...

    It also took two vaccines to control polio--the Salk injection which prevented the virus from infecting the body from the GI tract and the Sabin oral which prevented infection of the GI tract. ...
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    I hate to break it to you guys but NYC is not the...

    I hate to break it to you guys but NYC is not the center of the universe although you might like to think so.
    401123
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    iAgMFF05xmE

    iAgMFF05xmE
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    You've obviously never seen Tyreke Hill play.

    You've obviously never seen Tyreke Hill play.
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    Not possible. : -- )

    Not possible. : -- )
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    Say something and the worst thing that can happen...

    Say something and the worst thing that can happen is everyone thinks you're a douche.
    Don't say something . . . .

    However--if you do say something there's an excellent chance it will make no...
  26. We have some Rayovac lanterns that use D cells. I...

    We have some Rayovac lanterns that use D cells. I think they're brighter than the AA ones but the pattern of light they throw is not as effective. in lighting up a room. So don't overlook that...
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    I'm pretty hairy and I have 6 different base...

    I'm pretty hairy and I have 6 different base layers--all synthetic, no wool or semi wool--and none of them bother me. You know what bothers me--shaved chest hair (a number of cardiac echoes, one...
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    There is more microbial DNA in humans than human...

    There is more microbial DNA in humans than human DNA.
  29. some of the ski areas have gotten wise and gotten...

    some of the ski areas have gotten wise and gotten grommet sized ski racks for grommet skis so there aren't a few hundred pairs of skis lying on the snow outside the lodge at lunch time. But it...
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    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adu...

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.html
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    I thought the police were allowed to lie to get...

    I thought the police were allowed to lie to get confessions. Isn't this like telling someone "your buddy confessed to being their and said you pulled the trigger"? Not that it's right. But cops...
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    Congress did the dirty work--it created OSHA. ...

    Congress did the dirty work--it created OSHA. The reason that we have regulatory agencies is because even in the best of times (whenever they were) Congress doesn't have the expertise or the time to...
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    well done

    well done
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    That's one big carbon footprint off the planet. ...

    That's one big carbon footprint off the planet.

    And isn't the US the Florida of the world?
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    I feel sorry for all the people who have been...

    I feel sorry for all the people who have been super careful for 2 years, not had any fun, wore a mask everywhere, stood in line for hours to get shots and tests, and got the covid anyway. What a...
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    Apparently it's ok to be exposed to a hazard at...

    Apparently it's ok to be exposed to a hazard at work if it's also a hazard of daily life. I don't get it. The difference between work and daily life is that at work you do what your boss tells you...
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    What are you supposed to do if you're going for...

    What are you supposed to do if you're going for GNAR BN ECPs?
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    Why does everyone talk about whether pronouns are...

    Why does everyone talk about whether pronouns are male, female, or gender neutral but no one talks about whether they're singular or plural?
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    I like the ones that stay open after the person...

    I like the ones that stay open after the person in front of you goes through and then close on you when you're half way through.
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    My wife and I travel separately (me to ski, she...

    My wife and I travel separately (me to ski, she to go on small group tours) and together. Works well for us. She makes friends traveling and having an old grump like me along would cramp her style....
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    Season pass RFID cards are fine--no extra cost,...

    Season pass RFID cards are fine--no extra cost, convenient. RFID cards that you have to buy to load a week's worth of day passes on a ski trip--I feel the same way about those as I do about...
  42. I don't ski across their skis--why damage my...

    I don't ski across their skis--why damage my skis? I just gently drag a pole tip across their skis. The other day I did that and the guy thanked me. But I think he was being sarcastic.
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    It's back East, or Down East, but never out East.

    It's back East, or Down East, but never out East.
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    How was she not born in Jersey?

    How was she not born in Jersey?
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    They're going to have a rude awakening when the...

    They're going to have a rude awakening when the drugs wear off.
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    I got a notification from Uber asking if I wanted...

    I got a notification from Uber asking if I wanted an Uber for my flight to Reno Sunday. I don't have a flight to Reno. My son does. Seems like Uber has access to my Google calendar--where it says...
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    CVS had some available on line as of yesterday--a...

    CVS had some available on line as of yesterday--a newly FDA approved test
    When I went looking at CVS they said come back midday Wednesday (yesterday). I did, and the check out clerk was selling them...
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    Good thing I'm not a long running Jeopardy champ....

    Good thing I'm not a long running Jeopardy champ. By the end of the first week I'd be repeating the same lame stories about myself. And I definitely don't have enough different clothes to...
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    Amore serious post about Vit D. I was put on it...

    Amore serious post about Vit D. I was put on it after I broke ribs several times with minimal trauma. Once it was just twisting, no trauma at all. My bone density test showed thin bones, my vitamin...
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    RIP Ronnie Spector

    The Ronettes were one of the saving graces of mid 60's AM radio. Ronnie was the girl your mother didn't want you to marry. Too bad Phil Spector did.
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