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  1. Thread: Annoying truths

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    Ah, time for the ol' gedankenexperiment. Assume that the earth, plus turtles is shrunk to an infinitesimal. Thus R, plus turtles, approaches zero. How long would the rope have to be...
  2. Thread: Annoying truths

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    ...to...annoying half-truths.
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    Many decades ago, my oldest fishing buddy desired some hen pheasant feathers for tying flies. He reasoned that he could walk along the highway within the local wildlife refuge and find a road kill...
  4. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    Damn. Wow.
  5. Thread: Annoying truths

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    Re: Annoying truths

    Another annoying truth.
  6. Thread: Annoying truths

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    We will need Nick's or CW's input for the absolute proof, but here is my attempt:


    Circumference = 2 * pi * R

    In this instance R is in units of feet

    Adding 1 foot to the radius gives: 2 *...
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    There is an art gallery in town that is selling three flies, roughly $160 each, which were tied by Norman 'Paul Bunyan' Means, the inventor of the 'Bunyon Bug.'

    The flies look like this:

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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    Nice review of tubby hummingbirds:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1325055/
  9. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    You aren't difficult to get.



    No, I am saying that Trump is so far worse than Biden, that your comments need an asterisk to indicate that there is no equivalence.



    Again, honesty isn't...
  10. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    We get it, you just don't care.

    Trump lies ten thousand times, but you would point to one lie by Biden and say, hey, Biden IS also a liar.

    That is called false equivalence and whataboutism. It...
  11. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    'Honest' isn't the operative word here. The truth is that nobody is chasing you down your rabbit holes. Nobody is biting, but it isn't due to a lack of honesty.

    Bringing up Biden on a thread...
  12. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    It's obscure, that's for sure.

    Biden refers to Trump as 'The Former Guy.'
  13. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    False equivalence.

    To admit all reservations about Biden wouldn't bring him close to the level of embarrassment of Trump.
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    Yeah, say, the evolutionary selective pressures on the godwit's bill, for feeding on crustaceans and bivalves in the arctic mudflats - having possible negative fitness on the bill in having to be...
  15. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    What a hoot. That can't have been your metric for voting for Trump.



    https://youtu.be/UE9BXkQ-SRc
  16. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Twice.

    TWICE!
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    The Fisherman's Apartment over our garage will be ready next year...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Stuff/i-4hpTPXm/0/50d2bb7b/XL/Dappled-XL.jpg


    Wall shadows from the west window, continuously changing as the sun arcs.
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    I'll try again next year. It is difficult to wrassle a pole, a line, a fish, a dog, and a camera all at once.

    Here's to 2023!
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    Fishing here isn't for the squeamish:


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Photos2022/i-GQVSsmq/0/f5311ca7/L/Spore_1-L.jpg


    A spot that I recently fished on the Blackfoot river has been shut down in...
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    This is all that I have to show for this year, for the most part, caught on a Beowolf Special:


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Stuff/i-Cr8v8zB/0/9b3a659d/L/Fly_3-L.jpg



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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    South fork of the Sun. A pretty bony level...


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Stuff/i-fHk89zS/0/13a3e02e/L/SouthFork-L.jpg
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    Five miles into the Bob Marshall wilderness:


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Stuff/i-KHjKqs9/0/ef531be8/L/Fly_4-L.jpg


    The (entitled) dog LOVES to fly fish. She's learned what good water looks...
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    Re: Flies from Beowolf

    I only fished a few times this year, and don't have much to show for it.


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Stuff/i-cdKf2R6/0/fc8e48d1/L/Fly_1-L.jpg

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    Flies from Beowolf

    A few months ago Beowolf sent me some flies!


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Stuff/i-9N2bJ9R/0/26e362e4/XL/Flies_lo_res-XL.jpg


    Thank you! I scanned them using a flatbed scanner.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    Very nice!
  27. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Hope against hope.


    Why is it that 'Hope and Change' was painted by the right as scary cultist, yet they almost immediately embraced 'MAGA' and 'Save America'?
  28. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    You mean, like a Zagat review of a NYC restaurant.

    "Quirky"

    "Half a bubble off"

    "Spot on"

    "All over the map"
  29. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Letitia James quipped, It isn't the Art of the Deal, it's the Art of the Steal.

    Moments later she concluded, Because no one, NO ONE, is above law.
  30. Thread: In the Weed

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    Re: In the Weed

    Stay healthy.
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    I spent an afternoon at the fall migratory hawk watch in Cape May NJ. Someone called out an osprey. I looked at it through my binoculars and commented, it has a fish. The guy who called it out cooly...
  32. Thread: Itís over.

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    On the one hand you appear to be arguing for a laissez faire Libertarian approach to the pandemic - just let the fat old people die and let the healthy people continue with a normal life - but then...
  33. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    Who are you talking to here? I lost money during the pandemic.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    A few days ago I saw a train of such cars pass through Missoula, empty.
  35. Thread: Itís over.

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    I am not side stepping anything. I asked you twice what your Covid pandemic management plan would have been for the country. I don't think that you have outlined anything for me to sidestep. Until...
  36. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    L.W.'s post nicely lays out why there was no elephant in the room to consistently avoid and discredit.

    I am not avoiding or disregarding anything, and I have not relied on technology to solve...
  37. Thread: Itís over.

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    The vaccine was essentially a miracle. It was the first mRNA-based vaccine to be used in humans. I am amazed that it worked.

    I don't see your point in describing it as a 'for profit' vaccine. The...
  38. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    What would that logical and sensible approach look like?

    How would you prevent the hospitals from being overwhelmed?
  39. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    That's the extent of it.



    https://youtu.be/BalDN6iGYpE
  40. Thread: Itís over.

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    I don't think that people denied that co-morbidities were a dominant factor in Covid deaths. I don't see how your alternative approach to management of the pandemic would work. The hospitals would be...
  41. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    You can't decide whether you are in favor of partnerships of Big Government and Big Pharma...or against them.
  42. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    That's a hilariously tortured narrative.
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    Josh Marshall is trying to figure it out:

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/clues

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-search-for-perla
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    Re: 2.5 million ants per person

    There are no ants in Antarctica. Which makes no sense, given the name.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    Nice llama, just left of center.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    A few days ago, at an overlook over the Yellowstone river I removed the orange filter of my wide angle lens, because it was on my digital camera, fumbled the filter, and it dropped to the ground, and...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    Oh, wow. Huh. That is beyond orange. With a red filter I'd expect the sky to be dark.
  48. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    To reiterate, the thread title is oversimplistic:

    Biden said that the bulk of the pandemic is over, but Covid is still here, and will be here indefinitely, and we have to remain vigilant.

    This...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    All of them?!
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022Ö.

    With an orange filter I think that your background would look more like this:


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Stuff/i-wFFwLqv/0/59343ff6/L/13111E04-1C7F-476F-8827-F9BD00BDD861-L.jpg
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