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  1. I think I bought that. Couldn’t tell you if I still have it.
  2. We need the responsible people to come forward, pay for their crimes, and be shamed publicly. Sounds like they managed to get the guy off the streets in Vancouver, so it's safe to go outside if you're there.
  3. No shots on goal on a relegation bottom feeder. Lucky to escape with a point. It's miserable to watch.
  4. I'm also a Bama fan who lost Tua the same week as I got Mou.
  5. No on the last part, at least not for me. I'm basically standing straight up and down when the boat starts going. Granted, it's been a while, but when I've held the board previously, I've held the back of the person's life jacket, the back of the board underneath them, and the boat should ease into it instead of gunning it like you would pulling someone on a slalom. This guy has the girl starting out with the board in front of her, but there's a quick transition early on where the board slides underneath the water with a slight angle up. I just start out that way.
  6. It's technique. Once you get up on a wakeboard, you realize it's the easiest thing in the world to do. I'm sure you've heard it before, but you can't fight it and have to let the boat ease you up. No need for the boat to gun it or fight it like getting up on a slalom. Just ease into it. I learned to slalom at 10, and even though I haven't skied in over 10 years, I'd bet I can get up immediately. I'll eat some water, sure. With a wakeboard, I guarantee I could get up on one right now, and it'll be the easiest thing in the world. Best advice I can give is to not put the wakeboard straight out in front of you, but have it under you, slightly forward of center, and with a slight upward tilt. You almost want to be standing straight up as the boat pulls you out of the water. I've sat behind people in the water, holding the board for them, and probably 5 out of 6 got up the first time. I was in the back bay one of those times, treading water without a life jacket while the boat drove away, and dolphins surfaced behind me right around dusk. I just about crapped my trunks, but it was pretty cool afterwards. They swam right up to me, almost close enough to touch. I fought it myself for half a summer before figuring it out.
  7. I broke the key off in my boat, and a locksmith told me they couldn't come out to fix it even though we would have no contact.
  8. I don't know if she actually made any "transphobic" comments on Tik-Tok, but the article is being presented as her just being a Trump supporter. Assuming she's just MAGA, is it OK to ban her from enrolling at a University? "Private school can do whatever it wants" withstanding, is this where we're heading now? Mike Gundy already got "cancelled" and renounced $1MM of his salary because he was seen wearing a shirt of a news organization, so let's not act like the premise of this article is outrageous, even if she called a trans woman a man or something more egregious.
  9. Orlando/Central Florida: 15 on vent from none. Native ICUs at his hospital are still not full, but they opened the expansion. Staffing would be the problem, as I've been told here and elsewhere previously. His system is 10+ hospitals in central Florida Still manageable, but staffing and shipping out stable nursing home patients is the issue at the moment. Lots of patients in his system with it, not there for it, but the ICU filling up was his concern. 79 Covid patients either with or there for Covid in his particular hospital, and up to 15 now in ICU (I guess those are all on vent). No idea on system wide numbers. Edit: Youngest in ICU is 49. Mostly 65+.
  10. And as I was typing, the Orlando guy posted their ICU did tick up. Concern, not worry. He's currently posting, so I'll update when he's done.
  11. TL;DR. No, I don't think case numbers mean what they used to mean. They shouldn't be ignored either. Also, I don't think hospitalizations and ICU bed stats are the same as they used to be either. It actually said 6-8 weeks. Someone elsewhere pointed out to me that's a CDC lag time, but none of us are really tracking it that way. We are looking at state case reports, and trying to judge lag, which really is closer to 14 days than 42. About lag: some tests come back in a day or less, and some can take 7-10 days, or more... still. Why do we only talk about the lag starting when case numbers are reported? I know at least 10 people now who have taken two tests to go back to work. One rapid; one that comes back multiple days later. My question: are they getting counted twice? I know it can easily be argued 10 cases is anecdotal, and there may not be any statistical implication to the numbers, but it's still a concern with trying to judge real time data and predict anything when you wonder how many times a person is counted AND how long it took a reported test to come back. I haven't been happy with the hospitalization numbers the past few days for Florida, but I've also been trying to talk to people on the ground. Heard about Jackson in Miami a couple of days before that broke in the news, but even though they were pretty full, I was told it was like 20% Covid in the ICU. The guy I mentioned in Orlando said they opened up their overflow ICU because they were getting full, but to date, they aren't using it. I think he said 15% of the ICU was Covid. Just like we aren't able to compare NY with today's ability to test, we also cannot compare NY ICU capacity with what is happening now. Maybe @Terminalxylem can fill me in, but as I understand it, hospitalizations and ICUs in NYC were mostly Covid patients during their worst time. I've hinted to a question previously about whether or not it matters, but it's at least not entirely fair to compare those situations at face value. Is a regular ICU patient as difficult to deal with as a Covid ICU patient? Let's say my guy in Orlando gets a full ICU, and they end up with a Covid ICU ward and a regular ICU ward. At what stage would there be a reason to panic? IIRC, their regular ICU capacity was around 32, and I do remember their overflow would put them at 68. And doing the math, 15% of 32 means 5-6 total Covid patients in his hospital (system?) right now. I admit numbers aren't where I want them to be. Deaths are relatively flat, but I want them to fall. None of this is happening where I am in Florida, but I'd still rather get this over with soon, state wide.
  12. Considering Miami is driving this state's numbers, it's good news for the state overall.
  13. If we're going to cancel anything, it should be the critical theory nonsense that's driving all of this.