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    I splurged on a variety of nut butters from...

    I splurged on a variety of nut butters from Rose's Creamery (Elizabeth CO):
    Pepita
    Almond
    Orange Zest Cashew.
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    Waupon Correctional Facility has been testing...

    Waupon Correctional Facility has been testing their 1,181 inmates and 319 staff. The results summarized for about half the tests have been reported in the news. 217 positive, (close to 30%...
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    Gardnr, As one who has dipped a steel cup into...

    Gardnr,

    As one who has dipped a steel cup into a rocky stream in Glacier Park, and hiked onward, I hope the trip you were planning for your 40th is only delayed...
    Be Well.
  4. I am somewhat skeptical about masks and gloves,...

    I am somewhat skeptical about masks and gloves, but in a store or in a social interaction with a stranger, my mask and gloves are a sign that I am taking precautions. So maybe people will respect...
  5. Yppej, That list looks good, but I would add a...

    Yppej,

    That list looks good, but I would add a couple of points:
    Wash hands with soap and warm water for a 20 second scrub.
    Use telephone/internet for frequent contact with people, to reduce the...
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    May is Tick Awareness Month

    Tick Awareness month has only 4 days to go!

    Fun Fact: some ticks that carry disease are the size of poppy seeds.

    http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/index.html
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    Eternal Father, Strong to Save... ...

    Eternal Father, Strong to Save...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dlXmuYuAYc
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    Memorial Day Weekend People congregated at...

    Memorial Day Weekend

    People congregated at their favorite spots.

    News media noticed the absence of social distancing and masks among the crowds at
    Lake of the Ozarks MO
    Ocean City MD
    ...
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    There have been some questions raised about the...

    There have been some questions raised about the accuracy and consistency of data reported by the Georgia public health department.
    The presence or absence of cases based on antibody testing may...
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    In tourist season in WI, I sometimes hear about...

    In tourist season in WI, I sometimes hear about "Illinoyances" driving north on US 51, US 53, or US 45 (or WI 13). The flipside of that condescension is genuine hospitality. Fresh air to share....
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    Now they are more open...3229

    Now they are more open...3229
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    In Wisconsin, the number of new cases (based on...

    In Wisconsin, the number of new cases (based on the count of positive tests) continues to increase. The 14-day moving average number of new cases per day in the state is now 333.57, the highest...
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    I was out on a bicycle ride a few days ago, and I...

    I was out on a bicycle ride a few days ago, and I passed by the deck of a tavern in a nearby town. I saw and overheard a young couple being seated by a (masked) waitress. I thought those two good...
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    5/12 release of CPI for April 2020. The...

    5/12 release of CPI for April 2020.

    The year-over-year cost of food consumed at home increased 4.1%.

    Nationwide retail price increases, comparing April 2019 to April 2020:
    Ground Chuck beef ...
  15. Thread: Cute towns

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    In Sauk Centre, MN, the nighthawks intercept the...

    In Sauk Centre, MN, the nighthawks intercept the insects on summer nights over the downtown.

    And the human population is lovable... Minnesota Nice Then.
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    @Tradd, I hope your visits to Wisconsin are...

    @Tradd,

    I hope your visits to Wisconsin are all pleasurable. Also, I hope that wherever you go, residents treat you well during your visit.

    Be safe!
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    @ LDAHL, As of May 18, the death rate due to...

    @ LDAHL,
    As of May 18, the death rate due to COVID-19 was as you say in those 5 states.
    The lowest death rate (in 3 states) was 1 per 100,000.
    The highest death rates were:
    NY 145
    NJ 117...
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    After the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued the...

    After the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued the injunction, some county health officers used their statutory authority to impose the same restrictions that had been imposed by the Secretary of DHS...
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    I guessed wrong this time! The Supreme Court...

    I guessed wrong this time! The Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to grant the injunction. So now, the legislature will be involved in a rule-making process, before there will be restrictions on travel or...
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    @ Toomuchstuff Good one!

    @ Toomuchstuff

    Good one!
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    I have seen a rule of thumb that a long term...

    I have seen a rule of thumb that a long term objective in a prudent financial plan is that the current market value of your owner-occupied dwelling ought to be (at most) 20% of your total assets.
    ...
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    My source is http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov I...

    My source is http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

    I rechecked.
    On 5/8/20 they reported 9,590 people in WI had tested positive.

    On 4/16/20 that number was 3,875. I wonder if perhaps you saw an item...
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    The locations of the two new testing sites in...

    The locations of the two new testing sites in Milwaukee are accessible to large numbers of African-American and Latino residents. Mayor Tom Barrett stated, "Anyone who wants to be tested can be...
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    Wisconsin's policy goal is to shift from "boxing...

    Wisconsin's policy goal is to shift from "boxing in" the entire state population to isolating people who have the virus and could transmit it to others. The rate at which the shift will occur is...
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    I do not have any information about Nevada, but...

    I do not have any information about Nevada, but concerning Wisconsin:
    As of 5/8/20,
    97,265 negative tests.
    9,590 positive tests.

    On 5/7 Governor Evers announced that there would be free testing...
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