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    Hydration is important with the vax. Last I...

    Hydration is important with the vax. Last I checked beer and bourbon are mostly water, so good on you.
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    Bet he pays less in spousal support....

    Bet he pays less in spousal support....
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    I've seen those folks around Olympic Valley--on...

    I've seen those folks around Olympic Valley--on Shirley. Never seen them at Alpine, for some reason.
    They aren't particularly obnoxious on the mountain--a low bar at TRPKASV--but I prefer Team Tie...
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    Trouble is, there's no appeal for a not guilty...

    Trouble is, there's no appeal for a not guilty verdict in a criminal trial. I don't know what options the prosecution has to get the judge tossed--probably not many. I guess the prosecution has to...
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    Love how well the owl is camouflaged.

    Love how well the owl is camouflaged.
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    Benny--you ought to credit the onion when you...

    Benny--you ought to credit the onion when you post their pieces, but I guess that would ruin the fun of people believing them. So you get a pass. Besides, we all know you aren't capable of coming up...
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    When you look at things like airplane accidents...

    When you look at things like airplane accidents and medical catastrophes like cutting off the wrong leg, it's almost never one thing or one person at fault but a chain of mistakes, none of which...
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    That's how I read it if I remember my middle...

    That's how I read it if I remember my middle school math correctly--the parenthesis means multiply, so two(2)=2 x 2 = 4
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    Calif has an app--if you were vaccinated in CA

    Calif has an app--if you were vaccinated in CA
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    From the WP "A “lead projectile” was recovered...

    From the WP
    "A “lead projectile” was recovered from director Joel Souza’s shoulder as evidence in the fatal shooting last week on the set of the western “Rust,” according to authorities.""[Sheriff]...
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    OTOH props to the new Indian place down the...

    OTOH props to the new Indian place down the street that shrink wraps the carryout containers so they don't spill in the car.
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    I was going to comment on how kids will be...

    I was going to comment on how kids will be vaccinated but these guys know more and say it better....
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    FDA advisory panel has endorsed the Pfizer for...

    FDA advisory panel has endorsed the Pfizer for 5-11. So I imagine they are anticipating FDA and CDC approval by then.
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    That's true of every vaccine, every drug, ever. ...

    That's true of every vaccine, every drug, ever. The covid vaccine trials were exceptional because of their size and there were still significant complications--blood clots and myocarditis--that...
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    And here you are dragging up some internet spat...

    And here you are dragging up some internet spat from last year.
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    I worked hard, made good choices, and thank the...

    I worked hard, made good choices, and thank the stars every day that I was born who I was where I was when I was. I could have been born sexier, not that I'm complaining.
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    I suspect the pharmacy chains are asking a lot of...

    I suspect the pharmacy chains are asking a lot of questions to show they are compliant with the CDC recs. Doesn't mean they necessarily care about the answers. But the process, at least for CVS is...
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    Yeah, but are you a great skier? "Poor...

    Yeah, but are you a great skier?



    "Poor George. He was born on 3rd base and thought he hit a triple." Ann Richards, about GW Bush, about 20 years ago.
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    But there are no doubt many self-made poor people...

    But there are no doubt many self-made poor people here.
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    We climbed Damnation Gully in Huntington Ravine...

    We climbed Damnation Gully in Huntington Ravine on Mt Washington. When we topped out on the Alpine Garden near dusk we were greeted with 100MPH winds gusting to 130-140 (per the weather station). ...
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    If corporations are people, why not hippos?...

    If corporations are people, why not hippos?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/10/26/pablo-escobar-cocaine-hippos-colombia/
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    Birx had more to say--about how the Trump...

    Birx had more to say--about how the Trump administration stopped paying attention to Covid leading up to and then after the election.
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    From the Sacramento Bee "A hiker ignored...

    From the Sacramento Bee
    "A hiker ignored repeated phone calls from an unknown number while lost on a Colorado mountain.

    It was rescuers trying to get in contact with them.

    The hiker was lost...
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    People who only ski fresh snow are like people...

    People who only ski fresh snow are like people who only follow the home team when they're winning. (I'm guilty of the latter.)
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    Go online to Truckee Roundhouse and sign up for a...

    Go online to Truckee Roundhouse and sign up for a Saturday afternoon tour.
    20 in planer and the wide belt sander are nice.
    But most folks seem to want to use the laser cutter and CNC router.
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    There was some poor woman years back who...

    There was some poor woman years back who overhydrated/undersalted during the Hawaii Ironman and got to have seizures and shit herself on TV for a couple of days.
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    Sorry-Truckee Roundhouse. A maker space with a...

    Sorry-Truckee Roundhouse. A maker space with a wood shop, metal shop, pottery shop, and sewing+tech shop. I volunteer in the wood shop. Nonprofit, open to anyone who buys a membership and a lot of...
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    I signed up for a booster today online with CVS. ...

    I signed up for a booster today online with CVS. I had to enter date of my last shot and DOB before I could book. But I have no doubt that anyone who wants a booster can get one if they are willing...
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    As a very full of myself 4th year med student on...

    As a very full of myself 4th year med student on an anesthesia rotation I was asked to fill in for a nurse anesthetist on a case. The patient was on the table. The surgeons were ready to go and...
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    How can having an actor check a gun to be sure...

    How can having an actor check a gun to be sure it's unloaded be more dangerous than not checking? Please explain. We're not talking about the actor being the only one responsible for checking. ...
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    After that fire boat put the fire out they crew...

    After that fire boat put the fire out they crew boarded the container ship to do some xmas shopping.
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    When were you there? Since they went on the...

    When were you there? Since they went on the American dollar as their currency prices are American--at least in Guayaquil, Quito, and (as you say) Galapagos. And the people--even the ones with "good"...
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    When they call you to renew your extended...

    When they call you to renew your extended warranty, do you think they'll report it to the authorities or will they just hang up and call the next sucker?
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    I would agree, with some exceptions. For breaking...

    I would agree, with some exceptions. For breaking news stories of events like school shootings, yes, anonymous sources are unreliable (as are many named sources). For investigative type stories, like...
  35. The last time I saw this much precip in October...

    The last time I saw this much precip in October was October 1976.
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    Every thread seems to be turning into conspiracy...

    Every thread seems to be turning into conspiracy theories lately. Hanlon's razor.
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    Unwitnessed deaths by heat stroke are usualy...

    Unwitnessed deaths by heat stroke are usualy diagnoses of exclusion, although sometimes there may be supportive evidence on autopsy....
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    I got a text from Sac County emergency services...

    I got a text from Sac County emergency services to take shelter before 2P because of heavy rain. Puzzled me at first until I realized it was meant for homeless people. Not that amusing I guess.
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    I feel the same way about flagging as I do about people who build cairns all over the place. Every year multiple trails around Tahoe are festooned with various colors of flagging for various...
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    Not all docs living in their trucks--just the...

    Not all docs living in their trucks--just the young ones who didn't buy houses 30 years ago. (That was the Jurassic wasn't it.) You guys may be kidding but at the peak of my income I could never...
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    That's how my mom did the brisket--with onions...

    That's how my mom did the brisket--with onions and also with potatoes. The potatoes would only be partly submerged so they would be soft on the bottom and crispy on top. I should try sometime but I...
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    They have pacemakers that you program for various...

    They have pacemakers that you program for various activities--like sex. The male version goes from 60 to 120 and back to 60 in 3 minutes. The female version stays at 60.
  43. Do you need a hanky?

    Do you need a hanky?
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    If you want to wear a mask where none is required...

    If you want to wear a mask where none is required knock yourself out but don't be making your own rules for other people. We pay people to do that--preferably public health type folks. Life is a lot...
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    Whatever it is they're teaching your kids it's...

    Whatever it is they're teaching your kids it's not critical race theory. The point of CRT is that racism is built into the structure of our society and is not dependent on individual racist acts by...
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    Around here doctors and bankers live in the back...

    Around here doctors and bankers live in the back of pickup trucks. Only real estate agents can afford houses.
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    The best thing about the pandemic is that they...

    The best thing about the pandemic is that they ran Squaw One express (now name Wa She Shu) every day as an open alternative to the closed Funitel and Tram. Normally only runs on weekends, if that....
  48. Manky makes me cranky

    Manky makes me cranky
  49. Hmm, that is disturbing.

    Hmm, that is disturbing.
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    If it makes you feel better--it probably...

    If it makes you feel better--it probably won't--people who take their medicine as directed are in the minority. Personally, I'm in the majority re one drug.


    Not so bad dying early. Not so good...
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