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  1. #17651
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Skipping Xi is a pretty bitch move.
    Come on, do you really think WHO should have called it Xi? Think of the optics of the Omicron spreading throughout the world sending us back to square one? WHO may be China's bitch but I don't think this is a bitch move. They had no choice. Talk about bad luck landing on the letter Xi? Might as well call it the Trump or Biden variant. The situation is comical to me.

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    The Emperor of China and the Greek letter in question are are not pronounced the same, nor properly written in roman letters the same.
    习 is properly X not "Xi" and you ought to say it about like "she"
    ξ is properly written as Xi and pronounced "zai"
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    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Nobody here is saying the CCP has been blameless in the COVID19 pandemic, certainly not myself. But really, this whole Xi kerfluffle is just manufactured outrage from the Faux Nooz talking head set, like the "War on Xmas". Unfortunately that's all Austin can go on until his next "firsthand" hot take on empty ICUs.

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    Omega is going to be fun with that crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer View Post
    Omega is going to be fun with that crowd.
    There was a movie about the Omega Man with Charleston Heston... but I liked the Will Smith version better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    There was a movie about the Omega Man with Charleston Heston... but I liked the Will Smith version better.

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    Charlton Heston version was very weird.
    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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    Today first words of a european union wide vaccination mandate circulated the news.
    I am happy i dont have to discuss this shit with antivaxxers anymore.

    They can discuss this with lawenforcment and later with a judge.

    What do i know about medicine....
    Nothing


    I am a skibum.... and waxxed ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Allerbush View Post
    Charlton Heston version was very weird.
    Simpsons Did It!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    The Emperor of China and the Greek letter in question are are not pronounced the same, nor properly written in roman letters the same.
    习 is properly X not "Xi" and you ought to say it about like "she"
    χ is equally properly written as Chi vs Xῖ (not "Xi") and pronounced with a hard K like "Kai."
    Youre spoiling Austins fun


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    Here Austin - this just wouldn't be as good with Xi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    Here Austin - this just wouldn't be as good with Xi

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    That's exactly it. 2021 going out with a sharp chomp to the nutsack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    Here Austin - this just wouldn't be as good with Xi

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    Okay, now that's gallows humor.

    Hey wingnuts, sorry to rain on your parade passing up a xenophobia opportunity, but pissing on other cultures simply isn't the main purpose of technical names. Come on, it's an anagram of "moronic", at least, count your blessings.

    I'm almost 4 hours in on boosterville, no problems yet. A good excuse to take it extra easy the rest of the day!

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    Looks like I'll need to cancel my booster appointment because..... I have Covid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Looks like I'll need to cancel my booster appointment because..... I have Covid.

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    Hahaha


    Sorry


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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Looks like I'll need to cancel my booster appointment because..... I have Covid.

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    Shit. Its a booster. Just not the one you wanted.

    Stay well man. Positive healing vibes sent your way.

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    To Vaccinate or Not---The Rat Flu Odyssey Continues


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Hahaha


    Sorry


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    Maybe you got omicron so you can have that out of the way? If not, well, that sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    The Emperor of China and the Greek letter in question are are not pronounced the same, nor properly written in roman letters the same.
    习 is properly X not "Xi" and you ought to say it about like "she"
    χ is equally properly written as Chi vs Xῖ (not "Xi") and pronounced with a hard K like "Kai."
    Thank you!

    With XMas on the horizon, you'd think people would be familiar with the letter Xi, but no. We've got too many illiterate malakas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    We have that already. You can get it at Walgreens.. Only obstacle is stupidity...
    That too.

    Since I'm posting, Xi and Chi are distinct Greek letters. Used them both in engineer school. For what, I don't remember. Xi is the squiggly one. We pronounced it "Zai," rhymes with pie (and pi). I remember that much. And there were no Chinese emperors back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongShortLong View Post
    That too.

    Since I'm posting, Xi and Chi are distinct Greek letters. Used them both in engineer school. For what, I don't remember. Xi is the squiggly one. We pronounced it "Zai," rhymes with pie (and pi). I remember that much. And there were no Chinese emperors back then.
    you are right
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongShortLong View Post
    And there were no Chinese emperors back then.
    Dang, you're older than Jesus.

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    To Vaccinate or Not---The Rat Flu Odyssey Continues

    Got boosted this afternoon. Will be interesting to see how it goes tomorrow. Was asked by a mid-level marketing person right before I left for my appt to reschedule the booster (yeah. No).

    Wife is getting hers tomorrow afternoon (hopefully, Ill feel good by then). Twins getting dose #2 on Saturday while Im at work at the hill. Hopefully, my wife will feel good then.

    Interview by Slavitt of Katelyn Jetelina (your local epidemiologist) about omicron. https://omny.fm/shows/in-the-bubble/omicron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey E View Post
    I've just been calling it the "Freedumb Variant".
    "You're young and you got your health, what do you want with a job?"

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    I'm preparing for some attacks here:

    I'm an athlete that trains and races at a fairly high level these days and I'm kinda getting freaked about getting the booster. Scheduled for over a week from now. I had Pfizers back in March.

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