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    When we were in Ecuador we were told that the...

    When we were in Ecuador we were told that the bananas they send to the US are the worst variety. They eat a lot of bananas in Ecuador--lots of varieties but they won't eat the ones they send us.
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    CDC has published clinical data on the...

    CDC has published clinical data on the effectiveness of boosters against Delta and Omicron
    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7104e3.htm?s_cid=mm7104e3_w

    VE was significantly higher among...
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    --40F = --40C. I learned that skiing the VB....

    --40F = --40C. I learned that skiing the VB. (But it was mostly wind chill, which is BS, because I wasn't skiing naked.)
  4. Is "dreck" ok.

    Is "dreck" ok.
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    I had first and 3rd generation versions. My...

    I had first and 3rd generation versions. My subarus are better on snow covered paved roads, getting up slippery steep driveways etc. The 4Runners had a tendency to fishtail on dry pavement. I...
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    The problem with people getting over covid at...

    The problem with people getting over covid at home is that the best drugs--if you can get them--require treating before you get very sick. At least that was the case before omicron. And the reality...
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    HCW's who are exposed to covid patients every...

    HCW's who are exposed to covid patients every day--how often do you suppose they are tested?
    At this point it makes little sense to test everyone who is exposed unless they become...
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    While I wouldn't begin to compare the US health...

    While I wouldn't begin to compare the US health care "system" to those of other modern industrialized nations, their health care systems are buckling under the cost and the case loads as well. But...
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    Yeah but could someone please explain it with an...

    Yeah but could someone please explain it with an aircraft analogy?
  10. Thread: Neighbors...

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    The only way to deal with asshole neighbors is to...

    The only way to deal with asshole neighbors is to be the asshole neighbor.
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    I am not remotely in the same league as Mofro and...

    I am not remotely in the same league as Mofro and Summit science-wise and don't belong in the same sentence.

    You do have a point that some people will be suspicious of an omicron vaccine because...
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    Young woman with her friends on the chair in...

    Young woman with her friends on the chair in front of us forgot to get off. Took a while for the lift op to get her off and out of the way and the chair started while we enjoyed the lovely 30mph...
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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...
  17. 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...
  19. 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...
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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...
  38. 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.
  41. 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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