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  1. Bingoloid

    Abels Pub- 30 Covid cases?

    Weird. I can add an item to the cart and click all the way through to payment right now, although a lot of things are out of stock. I don't see that message anywhere. As of a month ago, they were only opening their store for about an hour around 11am, but orders were coming in so fast they'd have to shut it back down to catch up. That was how I finally got my stuff.
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    Abels Pub- 30 Covid cases?

    Yeah. York Barbell's web store is operating again - for now. Wegmans also has some Method Antibac in stock. It's not rated specifically for coronaviruses but is for rhinoviruses and influenza, so it probably does a fine job sanitizing doorknobs, etc.
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    Abels Pub- 30 Covid cases?

    Also Fountains, Remlik's, Dillenger's, and I'm pretty sure this week's case at The Beef was a different case from from the other one reported the other week. As far as I can tell, the climate effect on the is real but not strong enough to stop it in the summer. Instead, it seems like it just shifts to a weaker epidemic in hot areas where people are hanging out indoors with the air conditioning on and the doors and windows closed - Arizona, Florida, Texas. The United Kingdom, France, and Spain are spiking new case counts far higher than the first wave just as the weather cools back down. Has been a beautiful summer while we had it. Might not be a bad idea to get your toilet paper, frozen vegetables, personal care/workout supplies, and whatever you need to make the winter enjoyable now. (Bicycles were not easy to get this summer.) I doubt they'll shut down fully again, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if bars and indoor dining go, with retail going back to curbside pickup. May not be much to do this winter and we might need to make our own fun for a while, and it would suck to be filling the freezer at the same time the shelves are stripped for Thanksgiving/Christmas dinners.
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    Abels Pub- 30 Covid cases?

    That might be, but the county's map shows 53 of 115 current cases linked to Binghamton residents. We do seem to be running hot right now.
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    Abels Pub- 30 Covid cases?

    Interesting. It seemed pretty obvious Garnar was concealing the details of a significant outbreak considering how many cases opened up all at once the other day. Wasn't really plausible that it was a whole bunch of separate incidents.
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    John Solak to retire from Twitter?

    Watch "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix. It's true to the unintended effect it has on both sides. First half struck me as a little cheesy, second half was a genuine "uh-oh".
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    Lancaster Pa Officer involved shooting - bodycam

    The officer did everything right, but just as importantly, so did his employer. Being transparent and making the facts available quickly was the right move.
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    Neil Peart

    It's somebody's birthday today. He'd be 68. We're only immortal for a limited time.
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    Binghamton newspaper BLM reporter Ashley Biviano

    ...so, One Black Man of Broome County, then? That's the shittiest title for a Motown album I've ever heard.
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    Whatever happened to Debbie Preston?

    Last time I saw her, she was careening out of the Park Diner parking lot with a cigarette drooping out of her mouth. I gather she's stacking cans in the stock room at Weis or something.
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    Binghamton newspaper BLM reporter Ashley Biviano

    100 is more men than pay for this newspaper
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    Binghamton newspaper BLM reporter Ashley Biviano

    dozens? but that's all of them
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    Kyle Rittenhouse

    So, there's a few things going on at once here, based on what I've read: - Rittenhouse was in the Police Explorer program a few years ago. This is like a scouts program for policing. Seems he dropped out of high school after that because he was being bullied at school badly enough that his mother tried to get a restraining order against another student. In January, he tried to join the Marines and the recruiter marked in his file that he was unfit. - Rittenhouse's lawyer says he and his friends were asked to be there by the car dealership. The car dealership's owner says that's not true. Maybe the owner lied because this is a disaster and he wants out. Maybe Rittenhouse lied thinking it'd get him out of trouble. Maybe whoever texted Rittenhouse lied. Maybe Rittenhouse's lawyer lied. We don't know. - There was an amateur militia group organizing the evening on Facebook, and they tried to get the sheriff to deputize them. (He didn't, because he didn't want his department responsible for whatever they did.) They're not government actors at all. They had every right to open carry, but were also breaking the curfew. - His lawyer claims he's going to make a militia clause argument about the possession charge. This is bogus. His lawyer's firm has had major financial problems. The public has donated a million dollars to Rittenhouse's legal defense. It's not hard to figure out what's going on here. In the prosecution's favor, WI has no exception for threatening or using any amount of force to protect a stranger's property. Your own property, your family's property, your employer's property, but not to just run around town hassling people like Batman. One person did claim to a reporter that he'd seen Rittenhouse pointing his rifle at people. They will probably try to prove that Rittenhouse provoked the initial fight with Rosenbaum by unlawfully threatening people with a weapon. In the defense's favor, the main witness in the complaint says that he and Rittenhouse were walking and talking together when Rosenbaum approached, and that Rittenhouse saw him and ducked away and took off immediately. This reads like they already had a problem. His attorney can paint a picture that even if Rittenhouse did cause trouble earlier in the night, it was over and Rosenbaum was the one who came back to start it up again. This is a much better story. We'll see what happens. If it goes to trial, they will introduce witnesses and evidence we haven't heard about yet.
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    Kyle Rittenhouse

    If you read the Wisconsin statute closely, I think they're in the wrong to charge him on possession. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/948/60/2/a: "(c) This section applies only to a person under 18 years of age who possesses or is armed with a rifle or a shotgun if the person is in violation of s. 941.28 or is not in compliance with ss. 29.304 and 29.593." There might be case law interpreting it differently, but this seems to be a complete long arms exception for 16- and 17-year-olds, because it's not possible to violate 29.304 if you're 16 or older. For the rest of it, his defense has a lot to work with, but everybody acts surprised when self-defense shootings result in charges. Putting this kind of mess in front of a jury to let them unravel it actually isn't that unusual. He'll be tried as an adult, mandatory for all crimes at 17 in WI. The military won't accept someone as a diversion from criminal charges. Long road ahead no matter how it turns out.
  15. All those hours I spent trying to get inexperienced candidates to stay on-topic and keep it short.