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Do not read this one if you want to cling to a belief in unbiased media.

“The new, cleaved media landscape advances the same tiny intersection of elite opinion, except in the post-Trump era, that strip fits inside one party. Instead of appearing as props in a phony rendering of objectivity, Republicans in basically all non-Fox media have been moved off the legitimacy spectrum, and appear as foils only. Allowable opinion is now depicted stretching all the way from one brand of “moderate” Democrat to another”. ..

“This format isn’t all that different from the one we had before, except in one respect: without the superficial requirement to tend to a two-party balance, the hagiography in big media organizations flies out of control. These companies already tend to wash out people who are too contentious or anti-establishment in their leanings. Promoted instead, as even Noam Chomsky described a generation ago, are people with the digestive systems of jackals or monitor lizards, who can swallow even the most toxic piles of official nonsense without blinking. Still, those reporters once had to at least pretend to be something other than courtiers, as it was considered unseemly to openly gush about a party or a politician”.

The Sovietization of the American Press - TK News by Matt Taibbi (substack.com)

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1 hour ago, Dog said:

Do not read this one if you want to cling to a belief in unbiased media.

“The new, cleaved media landscape advances the same tiny intersection of elite opinion, except in the post-Trump era, that strip fits inside one party. Instead of appearing as props in a phony rendering of objectivity, Republicans in basically all non-Fox media have been moved off the legitimacy spectrum, and appear as foils only. Allowable opinion is now depicted stretching all the way from one brand of “moderate” Democrat to another”. ..

“This format isn’t all that different from the one we had before, except in one respect: without the superficial requirement to tend to a two-party balance, the hagiography in big media organizations flies out of control. These companies already tend to wash out people who are too contentious or anti-establishment in their leanings. Promoted instead, as even Noam Chomsky described a generation ago, are people with the digestive systems of jackals or monitor lizards, who can swallow even the most toxic piles of official nonsense without blinking. Still, those reporters once had to at least pretend to be something other than courtiers, as it was considered unseemly to openly gush about a party or a politician”.

The Sovietization of the American Press - TK News by Matt Taibbi (substack.com)

BORING! 

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Has anyone tried harder and failed to be Hunter S Thompson?  Jesus, where does anyone even read Taibbi anymore?  He's like watching a new James Woods movie* or buying the new Ted Nugent album*.

 

*There aren't any

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10 minutes ago, Bristol-Cruiser said:

Anyone suggest a substitute for umami paste? I need it for a lamb recipe and don't want to drive to the Asian supermarket.

Can’t help you with that but I did rack of lamb the other day and decided to make a sauce.  Red Wine, honey, cherry preserves, garlic salt and a couple of pats of butter to finish.  Tasty

 

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26 minutes ago, Bristol-Cruiser said:

Anyone suggest a substitute for umami paste? I need it for a lamb recipe and don't want to drive to the Asian supermarket.

Soy sauce

msg (yeah, it won't kill you, really)

what's that brewer's yeast dreg that the aussie's like?

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Mashed steamed Lima beans are a good substitute for umami paste.

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Have different versions of soy sauce, the sweet Indonesian one is wonderful stuff. Not going out for Vegemite, have to check about availability of lima beans.

A dog thread that is truthful and useful.

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I got a pound and half of salmon trim for tonight. There was a place I found that had salmon belly trim which was awesome. Hit and miss and cheap. Salmon belly is like pure fat, the good stuff. But a miss is bony + inedible scrap. But I usually either get salmon steaks and debone them ($6/lb at the rude Cantonese fish monger) or salmon trim done and done ($8/lb at Berkeley Bowl). It's farmed salmon either way.

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Just now, Shortforbob said:

what the hell in umami paste?

You mean miso?

odd thing to put on lamb.

 

And Vegemite tastes nothing like Soy based sauces. other than the salt. It's fit for only one purpose. Tiny amounts on toast when you've run out of any other alternative. 

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A broiled cod sammich  with  bib lettuce heirloom tomato relish  homemade sihracha Mayonnaise on a brioche roll 

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11 minutes ago, dacapo said:

A broiled cod sammich  with  bib lettuce heirloom tomato relish  homemade sihracha Mayonnaise on a brioche roll 

Where'd you get the Cod piece?......

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36 minutes ago, Mrleft8 said:

Where'd you get the Cod piece?......

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won it in a sword fight 

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3 hours ago, Fakenews said:

Can’t help you with that but I did rack of lamb the other day and decided to make a sauce.  Red Wine, honey, cherry preserves, garlic salt and a couple of pats of butter to finish.  Tasty

 

Cooking lamb shanks right now.   It's not a very good cut of meat, so you have to cook the shit out of it.  Garlic, onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, vegetable stock and red wine. Bake in an oven proof pot for 90 minutes. Remove the shanks, then put the pot on the stove and reduce the sauce.  I'll serve with my signature garlic/rosemary mash potatoes, and accompany with Americas Cup coverage. 

Beats a Hunter S. Thompson wannabe any day of the week.

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The parchment salmon turned out quite excellent. Oven at 425, wrap the salmon in parchment paper and fold + seal it, 18 minutes. Unlike broiling, you're not going to over cook it. You're just steaming it. A little salt + pepper, salmon is oily but I still splash some olive oil on, squeeze half a lime. Easy peezy. You can steam some veggies with it but 18-20 minutes is fine for the salmon but not very long for veggies.

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2 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

what the hell in umami paste?

You mean miso?

odd thing to put on lamb.

 

Following a recipe from Jamie Oliver in his five ingredients cookbook. Sounds simple, only problem is that one of the ingredients is a bit hard to find.

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2 hours ago, Rain Man said:

Sounds like Taibbi could give us a good recipe for kool-aid.

No.... This Was Matt Tiabbi..... (According to Dog) No idea who he/she is....

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23 minutes ago, Bristol-Cruiser said:

Following a recipe from Jamie Oliver in his five ingredients cookbook. Sounds simple, only problem is that one of the ingredients is a bit hard to find.

It's a bit of a mystery. Personally I think he means Miso paste.

The Daily mail seem a bit confused ..or just. The Daily Mail. :D

But in his recipe for Lovely Lamb Hotpots, Oliver manages to find room for Japanese umami paste – which has no set ingredients but often includes anchovies, black olives and Parmesan.

WTF?

I've never come across any Japanese paste with black olives, anchovies and parmesan. 

Perhaps the Japanese pronounce Tapinade, Umami.?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-4824762/Jamie-Oliver-slammed-listing-umami-paste.html

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I think it's just Jamie being pretentious. Using lamb, leeks and barley he probably means umami Bovril. 

You've prolly cooked and eaten it by now anyway.

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3 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

And Vegemite tastes nothing like Soy based sauces. other than the salt. It's fit for only one purpose. Tiny amounts on toast when you've run out of any other alternative. 

Works on roasts, stews etc.

Of course, being originally from Britain, you wouldn't understand the use of flavour enhancers...............

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Vegemite is not a flavor enhancer. It's a word in a song that made it famous. Other than that, it's condensed swill.

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Yeah, not exactly miso but could be miso, and I wasn’t joining about vegemite. Having married a Korean I’d say that it’s beef broth, seaweed, miso and mushroom that are the prime umami-flavor enhancers. 

 

Umami paste is a collection of ingredients that are umami-rich and contain glutamate. Foods such as soy sauce, mushrooms, tomato paste, seaweed, anchovies, black olives, miso, parmesan cheese are all great examples of ingredients that can be combined together to make a Umami paste.

 

Essentially, Vegemite is umamigoodness. Just about every culture has an umami-rich ingredient that defines their cuisine in one way or another. Many Asian countries use soy sauce, the Japanese have miso, South-East Asian cultures love their fish sauce.

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11 hours ago, roundthebuoys said:

Has anyone tried harder and failed to be Hunter S Thompson?  Jesus, where does anyone even read Taibbi anymore?  He's like watching a new James Woods movie* or buying the new Ted Nugent album*.

 

*There aren't any

That's an interesting question...Why is Taibbi not on any mainstream media sources?

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WARNING!! Glenn Greenwald...another subversive liberal writer you probably should avoid reading.

“On Wednesday, I wrote about how corporate journalists, realizing that the public’s increasing contempt for what they do is causing people to turn away in droves, are desperately inventing new tactics to maintain their stranglehold over the dissemination of information and generate captive audiences. That is why journalists have bizarrely transformed from their traditional role as leading free expression defenders into the the most vocal censorship advocates, using their platforms to demand that tech monopolies ban and silence others”.

 

Journalists Start Demanding Substack Censor its Writers: to Bar Critiques of Journalists - Glenn Greenwald

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Dog said:

WARNING!! Glenn Greenwald...another subversive liberal writer you probably should avoid reading.

“On Wednesday, I wrote about how corporate journalists, realizing that the public’s increasing contempt for what they do is causing people to turn away in droves, are desperately inventing new tactics to maintain their stranglehold over the dissemination of information and generate captive audiences. That is why journalists have bizarrely transformed from their traditional role as leading free expression defenders into the the most vocal censorship advocates, using their platforms to demand that tech monopolies ban and silence others”.

 

Journalists Start Demanding Substack Censor its Writers: to Bar Critiques of Journalists - Glenn Greenwald

 

 

Hack alert!

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9 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

It's a bit of a mystery. Personally I think he means Miso paste.

The Daily mail seem a bit confused ..or just. The Daily Mail. :D

But in his recipe for Lovely Lamb Hotpots, Oliver manages to find room for Japanese umami paste – which has no set ingredients but often includes anchovies, black olives and Parmesan.

WTF?

I've never come across any Japanese paste with black olives, anchovies and parmesan. 

Perhaps the Japanese pronounce Tapinade, Umami.?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-4824762/Jamie-Oliver-slammed-listing-umami-paste.html

You can buy umami paste in tubes like toothpaste. For your own I read somewhere you can make a mix of anchovies and tomato paste. The cookbook would be better without the really exotic stuff and I would not include kimchi, for example, in that list.

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Kids are home for Spring Break (they were tested twice in the last 10 days - negative, and the wife and I are fully vaccinated), and they asked that whatever we have for dinner tonight include the Garlic/Turmeric Rice I love to make.  The meat will be chicken and looking for ideas to complement the rice.

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14 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

Kids are home for Spring Break (they were tested twice in the last 10 days - negative, and the wife and I are fully vaccinated), and they asked that whatever we have for dinner tonight include the Garlic/Turmeric Rice I love to make.  The meat will be chicken and looking for ideas to complement the rice.

Chicken with a pine nut, spinach and tahini sauce?

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30 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

Kids are home for Spring Break (they were tested twice in the last 10 days - negative, and the wife and I are fully vaccinated), and they asked that whatever we have for dinner tonight include the Garlic/Turmeric Rice I love to make.  The meat will be chicken and looking for ideas to complement the rice.

You're fully vaccinated, congrats...are you back in the classroom?

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12 minutes ago, Dog said:

You're fully vaccinated, congrats...are you back in the classroom?

God I hope not, those kids are far better off without him. :ph34r:

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Had some decent sushi last night, gorgeous outdoor dining at a local spot with the family. Nice dirty Goose martini, actually two of them! My daughter destroyed her chocolate mousse and I had gone for a run earlier, so didn't feel TOO guilty.

But I must admit, I read the OP article, and found the first third not centered on the press, but on comedians. Kinda goes back to Jon Stewarts incisive comments on Crossfire, when he told Tucker he was comparing his style of "journalism" to Jon's popular version of intelligent & well informed humor.

The rest of it seemed to be complaining about how the NYT has reported in glowing terms recent moves by the Biden administration which are logical, follow science and expand a safety net to include people most heavily affected by the pandemic. Throw in some scattered references to NAZI propaganda with loose similarities to headlines devoid of any real meaning and ya got a pretty good rant. Not particularly convincing except in reinforcing the right as wallowing in victimology and short circuiting Godwin's Law to ensure click bait. 

Seriously, the reich are so feeling the sting of their recent putsch that they have to blame ANTIFA for their crimes against democracy and try to paint defenders of the right to vote as NAZIs. The lack of intellectual rigor by the right is pathetic.

Try harder @Dog. Ya need some mental viagra.

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chocolate moose?

Is this some strange American corruption of the easter bunny? Celebration of Bullwinkle's birthday?

Typical, always gotta have more. Bunny size not big enough eh?

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15 minutes ago, phillysailor said:

Had some decent sushi last night, gorgeous outdoor dining at a local spot with the family. Nice dirty Goose martini, actually two of them! My daughter destroyed her chocolate mousse and I had gone for a run earlier, so didn't feel TOO guilty.

Really? That's interesting, I had some decent fish tacos for breakfast this morning pipping hot with a load of mayonnaise filling. The misses and I were quite pleased with the results. ^_^

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I’m doing a slow cooked mojo Boston Butt.  At the end I pull it, toss in BBQ sauce  and serve in soft shell tacos with shredded red cabbage and a splash of rice vinegar.  

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59 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

chocolate moose?

Is this some strange American corruption of the easter bunny? Celebration of Bullwinkle's birthday?

Typical, always gotta have more. Bunny size not big enough eh?

Yep and wait until you try peppermint aardvark!

:lol:

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15 hours ago, Mrleft8 said:

Mashed steamed Lima beans are a good substitute for umami paste.

I'm sorry.... I was thinking edamame.... Not umami.

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5 hours ago, Dog said:

You're fully vaccinated, congrats...are you back in the classroom?

9th grade students start Monday.  I teach 12th grade, and they can return on April 12.  I return to the building on April 6th.  10th and 11th grade can return on April 19.

Those who have elected to return will be assigned to a "pod" or no more than 10 students.  That pod will be in a room for the duration of the day, including lunch.  From that room, they will log in to their remote classes.  You could have 10 kids attending several different classes, simultaneously.  They are allowed to remove their mask during the 5 minute "mask break" in between the first two and last two 80 minute classes, and during lunch.  One teacher will be in the room with them for the first 2 periods, and another teacher for the second 2 periods.  That teacher will be conducting their own remote learning classes during those periods.

Personally, I think it is a hot mess and the tiny number of students who have elected to attend will quickly decide the commute to and from, with their device, only to do what they were doing at home is miserable.  But, that is what the District has directed, based on guidance from the Health Department and the folks at JHU.

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9 hours ago, Bus Driver said:

9th grade students start Monday.  I teach 12th grade, and they can return on April 12.  I return to the building on April 6th.  10th and 11th grade can return on April 19.

Those who have elected to return will be assigned to a "pod" or no more than 10 students.  That pod will be in a room for the duration of the day, including lunch.  From that room, they will log in to their remote classes.  You could have 10 kids attending several different classes, simultaneously.  They are allowed to remove their mask during the 5 minute "mask break" in between the first two and last two 80 minute classes, and during lunch.  One teacher will be in the room with them for the first 2 periods, and another teacher for the second 2 periods.  That teacher will be conducting their own remote learning classes during those periods.

Personally, I think it is a hot mess and the tiny number of students who have elected to attend will quickly decide the commute to and from, with their device, only to do what they were doing at home is miserable.  But, that is what the District has directed, based on guidance from the Health Department and the folks at JHU.

I think the kids will be very happy to be in the room with a real teacher again.  JMHO.

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On 3/13/2021 at 2:54 PM, Ease the sheet. said:

America went to the moon, Australia got Vegemite.

Any ideas why?

 

On 3/13/2021 at 3:28 PM, Olsonist said:

Americans went to the moon to get away from the vegemite?

 

On 3/13/2021 at 4:30 PM, Ishmael said:

Bad hygiene?

 

 

16 hours ago, kent_island_sailor said:

Sounds like that was the case.

America had first choice... 

 

 

Next, Arabs got oil, Irish got potatoes. Why?

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1 hour ago, Ease the sheet. said:

Next, Arabs got oil, Irish got potatoes. Why?

Poitín (Irish pronunciation: [ˈpˠotʲiːnʲ]) or poteen is a traditional Irish distilled beverage (40–90% ABV).[1] Former common names for Poitín were "Mountain Dew", "Mountain Tea" and the "Devil’s Spittle".[2] It was traditionally distilled in a small pot still and the term is a diminutive of the Irish word pota, meaning "pot". The Irish word for a hangover is póit.[3] In accordance with the Irish Poteen/Irish Poitín technical file, it can only be made from cereals, grain, whey, sugar beet, molasses and potatoes.[4]

I don't see oil anywhere on the ingredients list.

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23 minutes ago, Olsonist said:
3 hours ago, Ease the sheet. said:

Next, Arabs got oil, Irish got potatoes. Why?

Negative, Southerner. Potatoes are a New World legume.

Sir Walter Raleigh brought tobacco and potatoes to England in the late 1500s. English landlords in Ireland encouraged their tenants to grow potatoes to feed themselves because they don't take up much acreage or labor, which increased the landlord's profits.

Just good luck that you can make booze from them

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I think the Raleigh story is apocryphal. There's more evidence around the potato coming to Spain first. Yes, Raleigh sailed to Venezuala in 1595 to find El Dorado but the Spanish already settled South America. Indeed Raleigh raided a Spanish settlement. But potatoes come from Peru.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-the-potato-changed-the-world-108470605/

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29 minutes ago, Olsonist said:

I think the Raleigh story is apocryphal. There's more evidence around the potato coming to Spain first.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-the-potato-changed-the-world-108470605/

Thanks, good article although it's main focus is the evils of monoculture and pesticides (which are indeed bad)

Not definitive but a quick look at the genetics of the Irish potato show that it is indeed descended from South American stock. There is a native North American potato but it's not the origin of our commercial crop potatoes today.

Another point of interest... the potato arrived in Ireland long before. Basque fishermen brought potatoes for ships food stores on their journeys to the Grand Banks, and routinely stopped over in Ireland. The Basques are a very practical people

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There's a book called Cod. It's about cod. It hypothesizes that the Basque fisherman had discovered America before Columbus but since it was fertile cod fishing grounds and cod (as well as whaling) was a cash crop, they didn't tell anyone. As an aside to an aside, venture capital gets its start in America with whaling.

https://electricsheep.substack.com/p/the-first-venture-capitalists

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On 3/12/2021 at 6:14 PM, Bristol-Cruiser said:

Anyone suggest a substitute for umami paste? I need it for a lamb recipe and don't want to drive to the Asian supermarket.

Umami Yo Mama.

 

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3 hours ago, kent_island_sailor said:

Poitín (Irish pronunciation: [ˈpˠotʲiːnʲ]) or poteen is a traditional Irish distilled beverage (40–90% ABV).[1] Former common names for Poitín were "Mountain Dew", "Mountain Tea" and the "Devil’s Spittle".[2] It was traditionally distilled in a small pot still and the term is a diminutive of the Irish word pota, meaning "pot". The Irish word for a hangover is póit.[3] In accordance with the Irish Poteen/Irish Poitín technical file, it can only be made from cereals, grain, whey, sugar beet, molasses and potatoes.[4]

I don't see oil anywhere on the ingredients list.

You guys see Putin everywhere.

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11 hours ago, Rain Man said:

I think the kids will be very happy to be in the room with a real teacher again.  JMHO.

Perhaps parents will now believe the teachers about their kids behavior.

 

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28 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Another point of interest... the potato arrived in Ireland long before. Basque fishermen brought potatoes for ships food stores on their journeys to the Grand Banks, and routinely stopped over in Ireland. The Basques are a very practical people

- DSK

Idaho(!)-  The potato state teeming with Basques.  The world and this forum work in mysterious ways.

No US state is more associated with Basque people and culture than Idaho. Basques today are an integral part of the state's social fabric, especially in Boise.

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11 hours ago, Rain Man said:

I think the kids will be very happy to be in the room with a real teacher again.  JMHO.

While I want to be in the classroom, with my students, this is not what will happen. I just got the names of the students in my "pod".  8 students.  One is in my class.  The rest will be in a classroom with me, taking different classes (simultaneously) with headsets/mics.  

They opened up the K-2 classes last week and on the second day a positive test shutdown a site.  Mind you, the District did not release the info, even though they have agreed to transparency.  Took three days of questions by news organizations for some word to be released.  I have little faith they will be honest in their reporting of cases, when they arise.

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1 hour ago, roundthebuoys said:

Idaho(!)-  The potato state teeming with Basques.  The world and this forum work in mysterious ways.

No US state is more associated with Basque people and culture than Idaho. Basques today are an integral part of the state's social fabric, especially in Boise.

Hmmm, would never have guessed this.

Wonder how that came about.

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11 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Hmmm, would never have guessed this.

Wonder how that came about.

- DSK

They came during our silver boom and started raising cattle and sheep to serve the miners.  One Basque family here I know owns the entire garbage business for the county. they do very well.

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Taibbi simply has his knickers in a twist about the "honeymoon" period between a newly elected politician and the press.  The press will turn on Biden's administration soon enough. 

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3 hours ago, Rain Man said:

Taibbi simply has his knickers in a twist about the "honeymoon" period between a newly elected politician and the press.  The press will turn on Biden's administration soon enough. 

For right now talking to adults that live in the real world is such an amazing thing the press is impressed with just about any coherent sentence that isn't a lie.

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