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    Excellent point. There were undoubtedly some...

    Excellent point. There were undoubtedly some people in the vaccinated group who were not immune but didn't get covid because they were never exposed and there is no way to know how large the number...
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    Now there's a thought. Better yet, attach the...

    Now there's a thought. Better yet, attach the spike protein DNA to something nasty, like the genital herpes virus, make everyone who got a covid shot eligible for a genital herpes vaccine, then...
  4. Thread: Itís 4/20!

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    Shit. I haven't taken down the decorations from...

    Shit. I haven't taken down the decorations from last year's 4/20 and it's already 4/20 again.
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    do you own a shotgun?

    do you own a shotgun?
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    Poll shows 2/3 of the unvaccinated don't plan to...

    Poll shows 2/3 of the unvaccinated don't plan to get it. Vaccinated percent looks like it will top out at 70%, probably not high enough for herd immunity given the increased transmissibility of...
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    Nah, just keep lying to them. Recycling is...

    Nah, just keep lying to them. Recycling is certainly not the worst lie they'll learn in school. ; - )
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    fda has shut down manufacturing of the J and J at...

    fda has shut down manufacturing of the J and J at the Emergent plant pending resolution of deficiencies. No doses from the plant have yet been given. J and J has downgraded its estimate for number...
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    One thing that I don't see in assessments of...

    One thing that I don't see in assessments of vaccine efficacy and in reports of breakthrough cases is any mention of breaches of cold protocol with the mRNA shots. Surely there must be events where...
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    Yeah, I'm thinking to use the fridge for the...

    Yeah, I'm thinking to use the fridge for the second loaf. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Or maybe the different length of the final rise isn't an issue. Easy enough to try and find out. That's the...
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    I certainly trust the scientific...

    I certainly trust the scientific authorities--Fauci and Osterholm etc etc. I don't expect them to be right all the time. Fauci was wrong about airborne transmission and admitted it long ago. There...
  12. Excellent article on the effect of zoning on...

    Excellent article on the effect of zoning on housing affordability and race and income segregation.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/opinion/biden-zoning-social-justice.html
    Says a lot of what...
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    I make squarish loaves for sandwiches, usually...

    I make squarish loaves for sandwiches, usually one, but when my kids are here two. Both times I've done this the facing sides of the loaves placed side by side on a baking sheet are underdone, while...
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    Whether to consider the pandemic over, whether to...

    Whether to consider the pandemic over, whether to continue or discontinue precautions is not for each citizen to decide for themselves. It is for health authorities to decide--in conjunction with...
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    Will they require a Phase 3?

    Will they require a Phase 3?
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    Fleece. Artificial. Masks are nice during...

    Fleece. Artificial.

    Masks are nice during allergy season.
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    I eat breakfast in my bathrobe. So no.

    I eat breakfast in my bathrobe. So no.
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    without seeing a statistical analysis my eyeball...

    without seeing a statistical analysis my eyeball test says that the trend line is valid but the amount of overlap is considerable. You would really have to do a multivariate analysis to get a true...
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    Oh I'm a cranky old man alright--but not about...

    Oh I'm a cranky old man alright--but not about that. Just amused. BTW--did you notice you posted the same thing twice. And better check that your fly is zipped up. : -- )
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    Thanks for posting. Maybe Benny can learn...

    Thanks for posting. Maybe Benny can learn something.


    Forever, no. Quite possibly beyond September. Wear a mask to help keep a fellow human being from dying--is that such a huge ask? And as far...
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    https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20210417-covi...

    https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20210417-covid-19-in-brazil-young-people-have-become-the-variant-s-prime-targets

    Benny, I don't know why you're having such a hard time dealing with this. ...
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    You just have. While the old do have a general...

    You just have.

    While the old do have a general decrease in their immune system as well as a decreased ability to heal and to handle illness in general, their immune deficiency is less serious than...
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    My apologies. Re kids--while kids don't often...

    My apologies.
    Re kids--while kids don't often get sick with covid they can carry it and can have fairly high viral loads. Whether that leads to transmission to older people is not known yet....
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    It'll depend on what ongoing data shows about...

    It'll depend on what ongoing data shows about transmission from vaccinated people, what's going on with new variants, how well immunity is holding up in vaxxed people. And there are a significant...
  25. All the people who were packing the BC parking...

    All the people who were packing the BC parking earlier this winter were noobs who were buried by avalanches or in tree wells. They should start turning up soon as the snow continues to melt....
  26. Millions of people in this country, billions in...

    Millions of people in this country, billions in the world live like that. My kid and his fiancee in Boston, skiers/hikers/ice climbers live in 500sf. How many people here are living in rentals with...
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    Don't recycle the syringes and needles. They go...

    Don't recycle the syringes and needles. They go in the red box. The soda cans in the green can. They still take those I think. (In college in the early 70's as work coordinator at Tank Coop at...
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    Do you know the percentage of positive tests in...

    Do you know the percentage of positive tests in WW? (It's easier to type WW than W2). The 95% efficacy for the mRNA vaccines is for preventing symptomatic disease as I recall. If percent of positive...
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    Doesn't sound like you need any educating. As...

    Doesn't sound like you need any educating. As you know, sweatshops and doing piece work at home was one of the most common jobs for newly arrived immigrants in NYC. Life was and is hard for...
  30. The key is building the kinds of housing that...

    The key is building the kinds of housing that rich folks don't want--small or even tiny barebones units in dense multifamily high rise units with minimal greenspace (the greenspace is all around us,...
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    Hamtramck is a fairly dense town of mostly...

    Hamtramck is a fairly dense town of mostly detached single and multi-family houses occupied originally mostly by autoworkers, certainly not rich, but well-maintained. Not a slum by any means. I...
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    Too bad you weren't in Detroit--where Poles had...

    Too bad you weren't in Detroit--where Poles had their own city in the middle of Detroit. (Apparently Hamtramck is now majority Muslim.)
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    The reason vaccine makers are shielded from...

    The reason vaccine makers are shielded from liability is that if they weren't no one would make vaccines. When anything bad happens to someone after a vaccination the vaccine is blamed--doctors may...
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    RIP Charles Coolidge--oldest living Medal of...

    RIP Charles Coolidge--oldest living Medal of Honor recipient dies at 99....
  35. You can own 1000 sf 2BR 2BA house in downtown...

    You can own 1000 sf 2BR 2BA house in downtown Truckee, for 1M+. And it's historic. Now you can have the noise, traffic, tiny lots, and cramped living of SF right here in the middle of paradise....
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    The manual that comes with the Tecnica Mach 1 130...

    The manual that comes with the Tecnica Mach 1 130 LV shows the boot set up with 2 screws, 1 screw (the lower) , or none. I can't comment on any other make or model. I've skied them with no screws...
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    I'm surprised about Arches.

    I'm surprised about Arches.
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    Not as far as I know--but I know enough about...

    Not as far as I know--but I know enough about parenting to know that there's a lot of stuff that kids do that good parents don't know about, and that at the age of 13 what your friends think is a lot...
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    I know that the rules of engagement in Iraq at...

    I know that the rules of engagement in Iraq at times were based on the idea of avoiding civilian casualties so as not to get kicked out of the country--ie hearts and minds (which by the way has been...
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    Recycling was always a scam the plastic industry...

    Recycling was always a scam the plastic industry used to convince people that buying stuff in plastic was ok because the plastic would be recycled. No one ever intended that the recycled plastic...
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    In the Persian Gulf we were trying to win hearts...

    In the Persian Gulf we were trying to win hearts and minds. The cops don't give a shit about the hearts and minds of US citizens, especially the non-white ones. In the military if you disobey an...
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    You can use a drill but a good pair of kitchen...

    You can use a drill but a good pair of kitchen shears works better.
  43. I probably posted about this already, but in case...

    I probably posted about this already, but in case I didn't, I hope Truckee sticks to its guns re no STR of newly permitted ADU's. If it were up to me no STR of newly permitted anything.
    There was...
  44. This has been extensively covered in the IKON...

    This has been extensively covered in the IKON thread and the title is misleading--they aren't "nixing" access, they're charging for it.
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    No. But I'll try. There are multiple factors...

    No. But I'll try. There are multiple factors in immunity. Serum antibodies, which are easily measured with a blood test are only one of them. Therefore, you cannot tell someone is no longer...
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    When I hear someone yelling like that I don't...

    When I hear someone yelling like that I don't think overwhelming force, I think fear. Or maybe the cops watch too much tv--the most common words out of a TV cop's mouth are "Move and I'll blow...
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    I know police training isn't great but surely...

    I know police training isn't great but surely they must teach cops how to get someone to get themselves out of a car or get down on their knees
    without the cop being afraid the guy is going for a...
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    If they can afford an au pair there is a college...

    If they can afford an au pair there is a college that will take the kids no matter how stupid they are. If all those Kennedy's went to Harvard . . .
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    On PBS they are saying kid had tossed the gun and...

    On PBS they are saying kid had tossed the gun and had his hands up. I'm sure we'll hear more.
  50. I haven't been there in a while. It has changed...

    I haven't been there in a while. It has changed hands a few times. Some years ago--a couple of owners ago--it was very good. Guess we need to try again.
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