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    The virus

    I am self employed but work at multiple hospitals and my own office. I am knowingly exposed to Covid frequently while caring for patients (while wearing PPE) and also likely unknowingly without the full N95 and other garb. I deal with the elderly frequently and do not want to transmit the virus to them. Hospitals essentially require the flu vaccine yearly with only a few exceptions. Prior to Covid if you claimed a medical or religious exemption to the flu vaccine you would have to wear a mask at all times while in the building during flu season. Under the emergency use authorization for the Covid vaccine I believe that an employer cannot mandate you get the vaccine (yet), but they can strongly suggest it and make you take other precautions if you don't.
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    The virus

    I work with it nearly every day. Do people die from it? Yes. Mostly they are elderly or have multiple other health problems with diabetes and obesity being some of the worst. Does it warrant the shutting down of the economy, lockdowns, and the destruction of small businesses. No. I will be required to get the vaccine due to my job and am scheduled to get it in 2 weeks. Do I have any worries about getting the vaccine? NO. If you are over 65, or over 40 with comorbidities I would recommend it. The last people in line to get the vaccine should be children and healthy people under 40 years old. They statistically do extremely well with Covid-19.
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    F New Mexico

    Our governor is crazy. We are pretty much in lockdown again and her new requirements to get out of lockdown are nearly impossible to meet, so it won't be changing any time soon. Kids have been at home doing Zoom school since this started, which is also completely ridiculous. I guess she never read the Danish masking study, which is the only randomized controlled trial on masking and did not show a benefit. Don't blame the businesses, they are just trying to stay open and not get shut down or fined. So yes, NM is pretty screwed up but it keeps the crowds away. Every time I visit my in laws in Arizona and see all the urban sprawl, people everywhere and horrible traffic I say " F Arizona, this place is too crowded".
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    Outdoor Writer - Best Wishes with Medical

    Some wisdom right there. I am a MD and work in the hospitals nearly every day. I have seen more bad outcomes and deaths from delaying care than I have from Covid.
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    New truck considerations

    You get alot more for your money with Ford/Dodge/Chevy. I like Toyotas (I own a 2019 4runner) but you get a lot more truck for your money with a Ford F-150 (I own a 2004 that is still going strong).
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    Load for 7mm Mag

    I have recently been using RL25 and 160 grain Barnes TSX. In my rifle it is very accurate with good velocity.
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    Montana lion

    Congrats, nice lion. He is a tank! Not too many cats will go over 150 on a scale. The reason he looks heavier than that is that all the other cats you see in pictures that are supposedly 150 pounds are actually 120.
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    Big Herds, Small Bucks

    I have noticed the same thing. In one area we hunt you generally see about 10 bucks per day. You have to look at a lot of bucks to see one that will break 100". In another area you see 1 or sometimes less bucks per day, but about 1 out of 3 will be over 100" and the potential of seeing a 110"+ is much higher as well.
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    Uh oh...

    Just ran across this. Sounds perfectly safe to me. Sarc https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/even-when-sober-frequent-marijuana-users-are-worse-drivers-report-n1115681
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    Uh oh...

    So whats next after legalizing Marijuana? Most of the same arguments can be made about heroin, meth, cocaine, etc. These drugs destroy peoples lives and their families lives as well. Colorado used to be a beautiful state with low crime and you could tell a big difference as soon as you crossed the NM border. Now I go up to visit family there and it looks like my home state of NM, which is not a good thing. Beat up, junky cars with smoke rolling out the windows. Speak to any long time resident there and they will tell you about the effects of marijuana legalization.
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    Mountain lion or Bobcat??

    Looks like a bobcat to me. Did she see whether it had a long tail? To me it looks like a standard bobcat tail, but the perspective is very bad with the tail coming at the camera which could easily distort the length.
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    My 13A Muley

    Congrats desertsheep on an awesome buck! Some people need to go back to grade school and learn once again that "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Unless you were personally wronged, I don't think anyone cares what you have to say.
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    NM to TX Road Trip. Gun Transport Info Seeked

    In NM your vehicle is considered an extension of your home. As far as I know there is no problem with having a loaded, concealed weapon inside your vehicle.
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    Desert Landscaping Question?? HELP PLEASE!!

    Your dad's oncologist is an idiot if he actually believes that. There are no peer reviewed studies showing a link. A jury in California awarded a person money who claimed that RoundUp caused their lymphoma. This does not mean there is any real evidence that it actually does. Kind of like the breast implants and all the supposed cancers and maladies that they caused back in the 90's. The studies eventually showed no correlation at all, but the lawyers and their clients never had to pay the money back that they were awarded by idiot juries who have no idea how to read a scientific paper. And people wonder why healthcare and medical devices cost so much. As to killing the yard. Hit it with a heavy dose of glyphosphate in the fall. Hit it again in late spring. This should take care of most of the grass. Do not use plastic. I had to tear out a bunch of it when I bought my house 6 years ago. It pokes up through the rocks or mulch and looks like heck. A "soil" will eventually form on top of it with blown in dust and the weeds will just grow on top of it. Chemical warfare is the way to go. Pre-emergents are your friend to keep weeds from growing.
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    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    I never really believed the less rain = bigger antelope theory until this year. In my area of SE NM we have had a super dry year. My brother is a taxidermist and has taken in over 20 antelope so far this year and on average they are definitely the biggest I have ever seen. Multiple 80"+ goats this year and generally this is a low to mid 70s area. I have a lot of antelope that water on my property on the edge of town and they max out horn growth at 3-4 years old and really drop off after that from what I have seen.