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    Official Game Thread: Texas vs. Oklahoma State

    If anyone watched ISU at KU, a few observations: KU freshman QB is talented. Smart and athletic. Hope his leg injury (knee?) isn’t serious. Breece Hall is a beast. If you didn’t notice last week, or before. Halftime comments about our game against UT were frustrating. They played some good...
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    Official Game Thread: Texas vs. Oklahoma State

    Earlier.
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    2020 election thread

    We’ve had family in the area for about 20 years. Loved visiting, but just moved here from Houston in 2018. Thanks for pioneering the way.
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    2020 election thread

    Agreed. It sounds like you were describing Prosper. We voted mid-morning yesterday. There was a small line. It was the first time I’ve voted early. Definitely doing that going forward.
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    2020 election thread

    Uh oh. We’re practically neighbors. :runaway:
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    Texas opening line

    I hear you, but I’m having a hard time taking them as seriously this year. They do not look impressive. We’ve been here before as fans though, haven’t we? I know I may be self medicating after the game Saturday. All that being said, I hope the team is taking them more seriously than I am. They...
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    2020 election thread

    "You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
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    Covid-19

    First off, I hate that I set you off like this. I'd like to chalk most of it up to me reading text on a screen and just completely whiffing on your intent. Maybe I'm letting my frustration with the herd immunity, Great Barrington Declaration, Scott Atlas crap bleed over into this conversation...
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    Covid-19

    I’m guessing you and your close family members have no comorbidities.
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    2020 election thread

    Good grief. So, the estimations were accurate until the pandemic? They didn’t change the calculation. This is why I said it isn’t estimating the Covid deaths. Based on historical averages, we should have seen 300,000 fewer deaths. That’s not an estimate or an opinion, it is a calculated...
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    2020 election thread

    Funny. Obviously you don’t understand: A) what a fact is, and B) the chart I posted https://www.statnews.com/2020/08/03/measuring-excess-mortality-gives-clearer-picture-pandemics-true-burden/ “The concept of “excess mortality” — the difference between the total number deaths from all causes...
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    2020 election thread

    You are correct. I got flustered by your dodging the question and responded in kind. Apologies. I do have an idea of your stance on Covid in general. That’s not what I was asking, was it? I wanted to understand how you reconcile that stance with the data that was presented. In the absence of a...
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    2020 election thread

    Yeah. You have to seek out competing ideas, not just search randomly on Google. I’ve told my daughter to not trust NowThis, and to look a the other side of issues by reading Fox News, etc. The website isn’t as bombastic as the Cable News, especially their evening lineup. Even if she disagrees...
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    2020 election thread

    OK. If we move this to the Covid thread, maybe then you will give a straight answer instead of snarky remarks. Thanks for being so conscientious of the thread topic... timely awareness on your part.
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    2020 election thread

    Draw your own conclusions. What killed an extra 300,000 people over the same timeframe as the pandemic? If not Covid, then something else horrible occurred. I agree with @docjoctoo that some people died because the healthcare system was overwhelmed... by Covid. Some likely died because they were...