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    I'm sure he'll face some consequences, and I hope...

    I'm sure he'll face some consequences, and I hope the girl is ok, but it's not surprising that attention is focused on the cop shooting the girl, as it should be. Based on what we've been shown so...
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    Oh well. I hope that's playa dust and not...

    Oh well.



    I hope that's playa dust and not a bunch of ghost bikes.
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    This^^^^ And this ^^^^

    This^^^^


    And this ^^^^
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    The State Department travel advisories are just...

    The State Department travel advisories are just that--advisories, not orders. Level 3 is reconsider travel. Level 4 is do not travel. The rules reflect the fact that a lot of countries seem to be...
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    I have quite a quiver of gloves--mostly ski and...

    I have quite a quiver of gloves--mostly ski and work gloves, some driving gloves for cold weather. At least 20 pairs, not counting the ones with no matches or full of holes that I'm too lazy to...
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    When I was a resident we had an old attending...

    When I was a resident we had an old attending who'd go out to his car at the end of the day--5PM-- and wake up in his car in the hospital parking lot the next morning. He had good eyesight--when he...
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    It's a race--between the vaccine reducing...

    It's a race--between the vaccine reducing transmission faster than the virus can mutate. The success of the great majority of vaccination programs other than for influenza shows that the vaccine...
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    My wife's dad was an anesthesiologist in Santa...

    My wife's dad was an anesthesiologist in Santa Fe--got paid a lot in tamales. (People gave me tamales at xmas--but I had a salary.)
  9. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    A new job for someone if the life coach thing and...

    A new job for someone if the life coach thing and the influencer thing aren't working out--ski mega pass consultant.
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    Ever tried to cover a roof with salmon?

    Ever tried to cover a roof with salmon?
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    here's a link to the article in Nature...

    here's a link to the article in Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03553-9_reference.pdf
    and to the summary in the NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/health/long-covid-risks.html...
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    Subtracting the patients that died of something...

    Subtracting the patients that died of something other than Covid 19, the case fatality rate among the 5800 is 1%. Given that fatal cases of cases of Covid are much much more likely to be tested than...
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    What it means is this: we need almost everyone...

    What it means is this: we need almost everyone to be vaccinated. We will fail to control the pandemic in the long term for the same reason we failed to control it in the short term--Americans'...
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    Too bad it's "Lite". If it was "Original" it...

    Too bad it's "Lite". If it was "Original" it might be worth that much.
    (Wonder how much I could get for my Washington Mutual T shirt. I'm not selling my Trump U t-shirt though. Saving it for 2024,...
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    Do you have a source for the claim that covid...

    Do you have a source for the claim that covid vaccine or any other vaccine could lead to a flare up of shingles, other than the Israeli report of 5 immunocompromised women with autoimmune disorders?...
  16. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I bet you try to do your own taxes too.

    I bet you try to do your own taxes too.
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    Maybe they could get Doc Emrick out of retirement...

    Maybe they could get Doc Emrick out of retirement to host Jeopardy.
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    I haven't seen any evidence of water draining...

    I haven't seen any evidence of water draining from behind the siding. (As opposed to the stonework, the siding was done by a professional.) I'll see if I can seal the replaced stone to the mortar...
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    On that subject (Trigger warning, corny old man...

    On that subject
    (Trigger warning, corny old man joke)
    Paa-wpUF760
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    Never seen one around here and the T111 on the...

    Never seen one around here and the T111 on the older part of the house is 50 years old and showing no signs of being chewed. BTW it appears that the original T111 might be redwood in whole or in...
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    The herpes in the Israeli report is zoster, not...

    The herpes in the Israeli report is zoster, not simplex I or II (cold sores and genital--although I may have I and II backwards). Zoster is the virus that causes chickenpox, lives in the nerves for...
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    I haven't picked up a guitar since the pandemic...

    I haven't picked up a guitar since the pandemic started. I used to play daily. The neighbors appreciate it, since I play electric, and sing.
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    The front of our garage has 3 concrete shear...

    The front of our garage has 3 concrete shear walls on either side of and between the doors. I covered the concrete with granite. I don't recall what mortar I used. The stone has held up well for 10...
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    It's going to be a long time before police...

    It's going to be a long time before police attitudes change. In the meantime, one thing that would help reduce the potential for police violence is to reduce the number of crimes that require...
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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...
  28. 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...
  36. 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...
  49. 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....
  50. 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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