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  1. Common sense says the picks are not for 2023 - there's no way to know they'd be the 4th and 7th overall picks. 1st offer is closer, but I'd prefer if the deal spread the picks out such that you get a pick this year (the #4) and a 2023 1st at a minimum, and probably a better player than Michel as the throw in. But, if you did that, you'd have the #1 and #4 this year and 2 2023 1sts (your own plus one gained here). If you could get something a bit better than Michel as the throw in stop gap RB, I'd seriously consider it. Or if you could flip the 7 for a 2023 1st and something else I'd consider the deal for the 4 and 7. No way on the Lamb deal. Lamb is not a slouch, and I'm not giving up the #1 and Lamb for Chase, much less including what sounds like it may also be an early 2023 1st. It would completely defeat the purpose of your rebuild as Lamb is a very solid, young WR to build around.
  2. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    I agree with this - that the extra payments should have been better used to supplement staff, especially those displaced when non-essential/elective procedures were shut down, that many lessons have been learned (not just by hospitals but all industries) in how best to handle a pandemic of this nature. I also wish there were better sources of unbiased reporting, but unfortunately, media is really just another business primarily in the market of selling advertisements, which means getting views/clicks/subscriptions, which means they all veer to the extremes (this is hyperbole) to gain those and get the bigger advertising payments. That's not to say there aren't a plethora of reporters with the integrity to try keep their bias out of reporting stories, it's just that they are the ones most likely to get drowned out as their non-sensational approach doesn't draw in the viewers/readers.
  3. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    This piece here seems to speak to the efficacy of the vaccine and booster at preventing severe covid. And agree, there is a difference between being in the hospital "for" Covid and "with" Covid, but regardless, if you are in the hospital "with" it in any capacity the appropriate mitigations need to be in place. Can't say I agree with the "bonus" as some refer to it for treating Covid, but regardless, it was set up such that if someone was in with Covid, there were extra payments made to the hospital doing the treating. Was there "shady" practices at some hospitals? I'd say almost definitely, but, from the past reports that I've seen, much like the claims of voter fraud, it is a very statistically insignificant number in the grand scheme of things.
  4. Supply issues you've experienced

    Staying on topic, Rice Krispies and Uncrustables have been difficult to get lately. With a house full of teenagers, this is an unacceptable dilemma. Who can I blame?
  5. Jerry Jeudy arrested

    https://www.tmz.com/2022/05/12/broncos-star-jerry-jeudy-arrested-in-colorado/
  6. Jerry Jeudy arrested

    At least it wasn't for possession of dopie (couldn't resist)
  7. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    Actually, I believe the proper huddlism is Bbs
  8. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    Everyone likes boobies FYI - This is the proper way to use hyperbole
  9. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

  10. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    Perhaps I misunderstood your statements - I took it as if you were saying that masks in general are ineffective when it seems the overwhelming evidence is that a properly worn mask provides/provided a decent level of additional protection. Realistically though, when taking into account the number of people that merely wore them over their chin without covering mouth/nose, removed them when speaking/sneezing/coughing, etc., then I would agree that in practice they did not provide the level of protection they should have, but that was a function of incompetent use and not flawed efficacy. And I tend to agree with you regarding wearing a mask when fully vaccinated. I don't believe that I have worn a mask since the mandates in California were lifted - I never really wore them outdoors, that seemed silly unless in a crowd, but would wear them indoors. At this point in most situations I'm comfortable without a mask. Short of some scenario where there is likely to be prolonged close quarters contact with a group of people (and excluding medical facilities), I don't really foresee many scenarios where I'd think a mask was necessary for someone that was fully vaccinated.
  11. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    @darin3 I found that hyperbole you were talking about
  12. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    So then it's not that the masks were ineffective in their intended purpose, it's just that people in general are nasty.
  13. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    To be fair, you only buy beers to apologize for being a dick Adding to show I was joking
  14. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

  15. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    I'm under the impression that the CV particles cling to water vapor in the breath and are aerosolized in order to transmit. I think a better analogy to be to take a spray bottle with the nozzle set to spritz and spraying that into a cloth mask. One link to summary on this Snippet from above link - click link for full article