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    You want the real reason Japan has fared so well...

    You want the real reason Japan has fared so well during COVID? Inemuri, the Japanese practice of sleeping at work and in public.
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    Liam Nissan thinks the main difference between US...

    Liam Nissan thinks the main difference between US and Japan is masks? What about Japan being one of the least obese countries on earth, highest life expectancy, healthiest diets, most educated, and...
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    There were several trams to mines there at...

    There were several trams to mines there at different points. They have a road there now as part of the mining cleanup. But the entire area, and all the good skiing, is now surrounded by wilderness. ...
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    tgapp, I don't think this helps you, but you can...

    tgapp, I don't think this helps you, but you can enter Canada without a negative PCR if you have a POSITIVE PCR test taken 15 to 180 days before entering Canada. So you might want to get that PCR...
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    They are apparently coming from as far south as...

    They are apparently coming from as far south as Aurora, Oregon (South of Portland) to ski White Pass as that that is where US Ski Team member Jacqueline Wiles is from and White Pass is her home...
  6. Thread: Tennis 2022

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    It's not an excuse. Maybe an explanation. But you...

    It's not an excuse. Maybe an explanation. But you are deemed to have read and agree with anything that you sign under penalty of perjury.

    The problem Australia now has is that the front-line...
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    Can you switch to Alaska? Snow forecast next 10...

    Can you switch to Alaska? Snow forecast next 10 days:

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  8. Thread: Tennis 2022

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    The news today that Djok lied on his immigration...

    The news today that Djok lied on his immigration paperwork concerning both when he knew about his positive PCR test, and his travel in the 14 days prior to his Australian arrival, is very concerning...
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    Good question. I don't know if each wave is...

    Good question. I don't know if each wave is always associated with a new variant or not. But just because one variant becomes dominant doesn't mean the other variants instantly die out. Delta is...
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    You have to smoke a warehouse full of weed for it...

    You have to smoke a warehouse full of weed for it to work.
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    And this weekend's conditions will blow chunks....

    And this weekend's conditions will blow chunks. Refrozen after pineapple express. I hate to see what it's like when they get new snow. I say we all storm the mountain and take it back!

    I'm just...
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    That WHO Europe 50% is only in the next couple of...

    That WHO Europe 50% is only in the next couple of weeks.

    In Trevor Bedford's latest post he details why he believes in London, at the current moment, for every confirmed COVID case you have, in...
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    AD, did you miss my post from WHO saying more...

    AD, did you miss my post from WHO saying more than 50% of Europe may get it in the coming weeks? Or Trevor Bedford saying 5-10% of the US is currently infected with COVID, right now? Or maybe that...
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    Does someone have a parking reservation bot app...

    Does someone have a parking reservation bot app they can share?
  15. Thread: Tennis 2022

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    Due process isn't limited to criminal cases....

    Due process isn't limited to criminal cases. Applies to immigration cases too. Look it up if you don't believe me. Anytime you cross a border you are dealing with immigration law, even if entering on...
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    Just to be clear on my advice, I am not saying...

    Just to be clear on my advice, I am not saying you should go sue your insurance company yourself. I am saying you should try to negotiate and settle with the insurance company yourself. And that you...
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    Trevor Bedford estimates that between 5 and 10%...

    Trevor Bedford estimates that between 5 and 10% of the entire US is currently infected with COVID. That's not have had COVID but has COVID right now, this second.

    Here's how he breaks it down....
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    WHO says more than half of all Europeans are...

    WHO says more than half of all Europeans are going to catch COVID in the coming weeks.
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    I skimmed the article but am confused. Are they...

    I skimmed the article but am confused. Are they suggesting Omicron originated in Novia Scotia and not South Africa?

    I believe it is completely possible for Omicron to evolve and originate in BOTH...
  20. Thread: Tennis 2022

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    I think you are misinterpreting my comment. I am...

    I think you are misinterpreting my comment. I am pointing out both US and Aus allow immigration judges to make decisions, but unlike normal court decisions that can't be unilaterally undone by a...
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    Even non-citizens have due process rights in...

    Even non-citizens have due process rights in democratic countries. But apparently it all comes down to this Alex Hawke immigration ministry guy. He can kick Djok out if Djok "poses a risk to health,...
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    A lot still are, at least in Washington State....

    A lot still are, at least in Washington State. Only Cougar Rock (Rainier) and Kalaloch, Hoh, and Sol Duc (Olys) allow you to reserve. The rest are first come, first served.
  23. Thread: Tennis 2022

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    Here's how this went down, in my view. Tennis...

    Here's how this went down, in my view. Tennis Australia and Victorian Government told Djok he could come on in and play based on his recent positive test. This was incorrect advice, and they should...
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    No, a permit, and reservation that restricts day...

    No, a permit, and reservation that restricts day use, is not the same thing. And permits for overnight stays are not the same as requiring reservations for day trips. A Washington Discover Pass, NW...
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    So if a family of four, two adults, two kids...

    So if a family of four, two adults, two kids under 16, has only one vehicle they drive up to Crystal, they only get 2 reservations. But if there is another family with two vehicles they drive up to...
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    All those examples are from the National Park...

    All those examples are from the National Park Service. This is USFS land, a whole different branch of government. And while popular national parks, like Yoesemite, have started to require...
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    Here's what I assume the answers to be: 1. You...

    Here's what I assume the answers to be:

    1. You get 8 days to reserve with 4 season passes. I also assume kids passes count, so each kid gets you 2 reservable spots too. I also assume both Ikon...
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    This is my biggest complaint. People forget that...

    This is my biggest complaint. People forget that the end of Crystal boulevard is a USFS trailhead. Doesn't matter if it is summer, winter, spring, or fall, it is a trailhead. I can think of no other...
  29. Thread: Tennis 2022

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    Novak Djokovic Can Remain in Australia, Judge...

    Novak Djokovic Can Remain in Australia, Judge Rules

    The judge, stated, “The point I’m somewhat agitated about is, what more could this man have done?”

    The judge scrutinized a transcript of the...
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    RE: the insurance claim question. In Washington...

    RE: the insurance claim question. In Washington state, if you sue your insurance company and win you get three times damages, plus attorney fees. So if you hire an attorney and then win a $1,000...
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    From Crystal's web page: -Vehicles without a...

    From Crystal's web page:

    -Vehicles without a reservation will receive a $100 parking violation. Repeat infractions will be subject to towing and banned from making future parking reservations
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    Marijuana's one hell of a drug.

    Marijuana's one hell of a drug.
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    What if you come up for an hour or two (so were...

    What if you come up for an hour or two (so were actually there) but Crystal never scans your plate? Do you get punished as a no show?

    Crystal doesn't have the manpower to even enforce the current...
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    So how are they going to enforce this new parking...

    So how are they going to enforce this new parking reservation system? Are they going to walk around the parking lots with license plate scanners like they implied they would do to enforce their...
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    I don't think Crystal, or anyone else, can run a...

    I don't think Crystal, or anyone else, can run a reservation parking system at a ski area without it turning into a shit show. Crystal will limit the reserveable spots for X, but in reality, you can...
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    Djok facing possibly three year ban from...

    Djok facing possibly three year ban from Australia if he loses his appeal (3 year ban is the punishment Australia imposes when someone gets their visa revoked and they are deported). Djok claims his...
  37. My kids are younger and can't swim, but we've...

    My kids are younger and can't swim, but we've been hitting the pool weekly since each was six months old. I have them both in life jackets (not water wings) and they can swim all over on their own....
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    You seem angrier than normal. Did the government...

    You seem angrier than normal. Did the government take away your weekly hooker allotment again?
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    For once it appears Benny is at a loss for words

    For once it appears Benny is at a loss for words
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    South Africa case count peaked on December 17. So...

    South Africa case count peaked on December 17. So it makes complete sense that they are experiencing the highest death rate today, a few weeks after cases peaked.
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    Vaccinations certainly help. We are not relying...

    Vaccinations certainly help. We are not relying solely on natural infection to pursue heard immunity and vaccination plays a critical component . But even if you could somehow vaccinate the planet...
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    You're right, people infected by Omicron most...

    You're right, people infected by Omicron most likely won't have any kind of permanent immunity. And Omicron infection may not prevent Delta. But again, the optimist view is that Omicron is so...
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    You are likely right. Should we go full China? ...

    You are likely right. Should we go full China?



    Public health officials are never going to tell people to not worry about it. For one, they have to factor in a large non-compliance rate so they...
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    Do we have a choice? That's my point about cases...

    Do we have a choice? That's my point about cases going up in other countries that were able to keep things under control until now. When this is all said and done, I am fairly confident the only...
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    It's not just the US. Places like Australia,...

    It's not just the US. Places like Australia, Canada, and Norway, who have done relatively well up until now are seeing cases explode. And countries like Japan that are currently low are seeing...
  46. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    Those who arrive first always build the biggest...

    Those who arrive first always build the biggest fence.

    It is interesting we are seeing threat of natural disasters stopping development. There was a similar resort planned near the gate to...
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    Does an antigen test make Canada and US happy on...

    Does an antigen test make Canada and US happy on their you don't need to test to travel if you have had COVID rule? I can't find the answer of whether you need PCR or if antigen is sufficient (but to...
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    From my reading, it appears there is a previous...

    From my reading, it appears there is a previous COVID infection exemption for domestic travel, but not international. So maybe Djokovic's attorneys royally fucked this up. But it also begs the...
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    Canada uses 180 days. US uses 90 days for US...

    Canada uses 180 days. US uses 90 days for US citizens/permanent residents returning to US via air.
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    Median income in Tacoma is $33k a year. Teacher...

    Median income in Tacoma is $33k a year. Teacher pay is on a grid based on education level and years of service. Every year, you go up on the grid. Bottom line, I live in an area of the country where...
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