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    Two of the adjacent counties have opted for full...

    Two of the adjacent counties have opted for full reopening on May 1, others on June 1, since our governor has chosen to let county and local governments, rather than the state, decide pandemic...
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    This could be said regarding the "journalism"...

    This could be said regarding the "journalism" about pretty much everything, these days. Dark times.
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    To Be Taught If Fortunate - Becky Chambers; very...

    To Be Taught If Fortunate - Becky Chambers; very good (so far) space travel/sci fi/exoplanet exploration. A featured book at the library.
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    R.I.P. Rusty Young

    Rusty Young of Poco died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 75. Rest in peace, Rusty, and thanks for all the wonderful music.
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    Good post and album choices. As Bill said, BSS...

    Good post and album choices. As Bill said, BSS is ELP's masterpiece. I don't disagree. Still, I often find myself reaching for the live "Welcome Back My Friends." But that's just me, and my...
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    Great band. So glad I got to see them in 2009.

    Great band. So glad I got to see them in 2009.
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    A Very Handy Breakdown of the Most Common Vaccine...

    A Very Handy Breakdown of the Most Common Vaccine Side Effects By Age
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    My wife and kid got their first dose. Moderna is...

    My wife and kid got their first dose. Moderna is the only vaccine available in my area. I don't have a problem with Moderna. Just a comment on distribution and options. They went to a different...
  9. Rest in peace, Ralph.

    Rest in peace, Ralph.
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    Rest in peace, Ms. Demby.

    Rest in peace, Ms. Demby.
  11. Sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, BB.

    Sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, BB.
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    Top epidemiologist on Covid surge: "Get ready…We...

    Top epidemiologist on Covid surge: "Get ready…We are walking into the mouth of this virus monster"
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    You have to be absolutely in denial about Covid...

    You have to be absolutely in denial about Covid not to see that teachers are going to be teaching your children, in person. I have a kid. Teachers should all be vaccinated before schools reopen.
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    https://youtu.be/A2xldQ-Hsu4 Credit: Allan...

    https://youtu.be/A2xldQ-Hsu4

    Credit: Allan Herrod
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    Closing and then reopening prematurely is the...

    Closing and then reopening prematurely is the only way we have found to combat the virus, as doing anything that was successful in another country is out of the question. And considering human...
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    They also didn't know that we are far more...

    They also didn't know that we are far more ridiculous than the Onion makes us out to be.
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    Hedvig Mollestad

    Hedvig Mollestad
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    I got my first dose of Moderna, only vaccine...

    I got my first dose of Moderna, only vaccine available in my area at present. Some minor vaccine symptoms, but nothing I can't survive. Can't get appointments for my wife and adult kid until after...
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    An army of humans he is too cheap to hire.

    An army of humans he is too cheap to hire.
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    Just Shoot Me was one of the funniest shows ever...

    Just Shoot Me was one of the funniest shows ever on TV.
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    Rest in peace, George.

    Rest in peace, George.
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    Whiskey makers face worsening hangover from trade...

    Whiskey makers face worsening hangover from trade dispute
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    https://youtu.be/OQ6DhgwgtGw

    https://youtu.be/OQ6DhgwgtGw
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    Rest in peace, Paul.

    Rest in peace, Paul.
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    Revisited Slaughterhouse Five last night. First...

    Revisited Slaughterhouse Five last night. First time in ages. What a great movie. Fell in love with Valerie Perrine again, just as I did when I first saw the movie as a teen.
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    To me, it seems they have lowered the bar to a...

    To me, it seems they have lowered the bar to a new, diminished normal. The mail carriers on the street do as good a job as they are permitted to do, but shit still flows downhill, and DeJoy is a...
  27. I think my hearing is pretty good so far, for...

    I think my hearing is pretty good so far, for having been to many rock concerts in the 1970s, when volume was rarely a concern. Yet, somehow, I am on the mailing list for every company that makes...
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    Little Feat - Ain't Had Enough Fun. The music is...

    Little Feat - Ain't Had Enough Fun. The music is there, the track changes are scattered randomly throughout.



    Or, if the year appears, it is the year of the CD release and not of the original...
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    I used to encounter that a lot. Not so much in ...

    I used to encounter that a lot. Not so much in recent years. I guess the theaters cracked down on it. It was annoying as all heck.



    I have encountered people who talk through movies in the...
  30. They have finally perfected television as the...

    They have finally perfected television as the greatest non-prescription sedative known to man. Some still believe TV was meant to entertain or inform. I can't recall the last time I felt either...
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    Electric Light Orchestra Live at the BBC

    Electric Light Orchestra Live at the BBC
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    Yesterday on the TV news (which a lot of people...

    Yesterday on the TV news (which a lot of people still rely on for their daily news) they said the pandemic is behind us now that we have 10% of the people vaccinated. Do you not know how a virus...
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    https://i.redd.it/ezade4nc7em61.jpg

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    Those were both good. Another Stephen King novel...

    Those were both good. Another Stephen King novel that was made into a good movie is The Dead Zone.
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    Rest in peace, Roger.

    Rest in peace, Roger.
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    Seven Psychopaths (2012) - Saw this years ago...

    Seven Psychopaths (2012) - Saw this years ago when it was fairly new. Then forgot about it. Yesterday I got my very own DVD of it, so we watched it last night. Still a fun movie.
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    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/vaccine_guidance.png

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/vaccine_guidance.png
  38. Welcome to the club.

    Welcome to the club.
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    Neither thinking nor compassion seem to have much...

    Neither thinking nor compassion seem to have much sway in our broken health care "system." I have even seen doctors try to "train" nurses to think only of profit and feel no compassion toward...
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    California has its own set of problems. They...

    California has its own set of problems. They generally have better health care, but with longer waits and higher costs. Going over there without a California-approved health plan and insurance...
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    Rest in peace, James.

    Rest in peace, James.
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    Health care here doesn't allow for a choice of...

    Health care here doesn't allow for a choice of doctors. You're lucky if you can see one at all. Most of what we have are physician's assistants; the few MDs won't see Medicaid or Medicare patients....
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    I had to make an appointment for a doctor. The...

    I had to make an appointment for a doctor. The receptionist said the pandemic is over and everyone is being vaccinated, so appointments are now in person instead of on Zoom. I said a lot of people...
  44. Don't be so sure. Do you have a government? Do...

    Don't be so sure. Do you have a government? Do you have health care in the US?
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    13 Moons(2002) - Steve Buscemi and Peter Dinklage...

    13 Moons(2002) - Steve Buscemi and Peter Dinklage meet an assortment of characters on a strange night in L.A.
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    Women used to dominate the beer industry – until...

    Women used to dominate the beer industry – until the witch accusations started pouring in

    Nobody expects the Brewers Inquisition.
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    I agree. I'm not even going to taste that...

    I agree. I'm not even going to taste that chocolate mess. I posted about it because I am appalled by it. I'm not surprised, though. Corporate types are always testing the lower limit of taste. ...
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    Goose Island's new Cadbury Egg flavored beer...

    Goose Island's new Cadbury Egg flavored beer
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    Sure is nice that people with no medical training...

    Sure is nice that people with no medical training can decide the pandemic is over just because they're tired of it. Saw a woman and child (old enough to know better) in a large, crowded store. Both...
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    Song for vinyl

    https://youtu.be/3urXygZXb74

    Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage - LPs
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    Rest in peace, Neville "Bunny Wailer"...

    Rest in peace, Neville "Bunny Wailer" Livingstone. He was only 73.
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    John Mayall - The Turning Point

    John Mayall - The Turning Point
  54. Congratulations, Duncan.

    Congratulations, Duncan.
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    Black Sun: The Best of Mark-Almond, it being my...

    Black Sun: The Best of Mark-Almond, it being my only Mark-Almond album I can lay my hands on at present. Great Sunday morning music.

    I read the other day that Jon Mark died 10 February 2021 in...
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    I saw the movie you describe (The Shooting) not...

    I saw the movie you describe (The Shooting) not long ago on television. It was pretty interesting and not a typical cookie-cutter Western.

    Unrelated, our broadcast channel "Grit," which showed...
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    We got a letter mailed from an address in this...

    We got a letter mailed from an address in this city not far from the left coast, to our address in the same city. Somehow was postmarked on Feb 17 in Wichita, Kansas. Received today, Feb 27. ...
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    Yep. Ashley Judd & Michael Shannon.

    Yep. Ashley Judd & Michael Shannon.
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    What we have watched recently: Westworld...

    What we have watched recently:

    Westworld Season 3 - At the end of season 2 I thought that would be it. They seemed to be winding it down. But here we have another whole season, and it's pretty...
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    Thanks for posting. Loved it.

    Thanks for posting. Loved it.
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