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  1. For those who don't know, physicians in the U.S. who refuse/reject Covid vaccination are a small minority: https://www.ama-assn.org/press-center/press-releases/ama-survey-shows-over-96-doctors-fully-vaccinated-against-covid-19 Unfortunately there is a huge discrepancy between physicians and nurses and techs and other such support staff, where there is considerable variation between geographic regions but generally have significantly lower vaccination rates/acceptance (like 50-70 percentish). These kind of numbers are consistent with what I saw in Texas (just moved from there
  2. I take a quick peek at the Sailing/Refitting Athena channel sometimes. Mainly to see if the boat will ever sail. As far as I can tell it's pretty much only ever been about home improvement type projects on his boat, the huge majority of which seem to have little to do with actual seaworthiness or sailing/navigation of the vessel. Has he done much actual sailing on this or any other vessel? I can't bear to sit through dozens of hours of DIY construction projects, but I don't seem to see him ever discuss actual sailing or even planning his trip in any concrete way, just DIY projects.
  3. I'm partial to Sam Holmes' channel, and through it learned of the existence of this fellow, a remarkable 82 year old Swede who designs and builds his own tiny sturdy sailboats and sails them all around the Atlantic: (apologies if it's been posted earlier)
  4. While I feel that the general direction of GOP politics was set around the time of the Civil Rights era and the realignment that happened then (with the Southern Strategy following in its wake), and that the original fault lines in American politics are around race and date back to slavery, certain events in the modern era have accelerated us to where we are today. Rush Limbaugh and right wing talk radio, and then Fox News, really helped consolidate the GOP's power. People have always had passionate arguments and even bloody wars over politics, but for the first time people were able to
  5. When I was in the military I rented a house with 3 classmates. Someone had the idea one summer to take the basic recreational sailing course at the U.S. Naval Academy (the Morale, Welfare and Recreation one for anyone, not the stuff the Midshipmen do). The course was taught on 24 foot Rainbows with what looked like a torpedo for a keel, no engine of any type, hank on sails, sail off and onto moorings, take down and fold the sails and bring them ashore to get cleaned/stored at the end of each class. I can't remember whose idea it was but it certainly wasn't mine or I would have remembered it
  6. Eh maybe their company is hurting and they cut whatever small cost this service represented. Thanks though.
  7. I became used to doing an automated radio check via SeaTow's service (VHF Channel 27 where my boat is) before going out, I noticed I'm not getting a response anymore and the website looks like a "page not found". Has this service stopped?
  8. This guy was fired both for this and for being in the Capitol Hill mob and posting it on social media. Qanon has created, or taken advantage of, some serious brain worms in people.
  9. If by LOE you mean Law Enforcement, there was this DOJ briefing: which took about a week to happen. But it was obviously pretty preliminary and there hasn't been anything since.
  10. Getting a very Patty Hearst/Squeaky Jean Fromme vibe from this pic.
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