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  1. M-Pro 99 is a super fun ski. I have the...

    M-Pro 99 is a super fun ski.

    I have the Bonifide 97 in a shorter length (183 instead of the normal 186-190 length) which really rips on any sort of firmer or light corn snow where you can lay it...
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    08 Billy Goats (4 pairs only) worked great for...

    08 Billy Goats (4 pairs only) worked great for those four skiers
    09/10 Billy Goats didnít work - but I have skied worse
    10/11 were fine (less camber and some sidecut adjustments IIRC(
    11/12 had a...
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    Whatís the issue with Crystal charging people a...

    Whatís the issue with Crystal charging people a lot of money to camp in prebuilt yurts/tents in Campbell basin?
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    Blue collar employees without college education,...

    Blue collar employees without college education, often union members. A group that has historically voted overwhelmingly democrat and switched to get Trump elected.
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    I’m not sure I can make this any more simple....

    I’m not sure I can make this any more simple. Their share of the national debt just went up. Spending and tax cuts paid for by those who don’t benefit. Just because someone doesn’t come to their door...
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    I don’t buy this is that popular of an idea, it’s...

    I don’t buy this is that popular of an idea, it’s just very popular amongst the college educated millennial group that makes up an increasing share of the Democrats base, but we’re less and less...
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    So it’s regressive inflationary spending. Aka,...

    So it’s regressive inflationary spending. Aka, bad policy to buy votes for an administration who has managed to be less popular then the one under investigation for espionage and election tampering.
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    The data says this benefits people with 60%...

    The data says this benefits people with 60% higher expected lifetime income then most Americans.
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    So did the Trump, Bush, and Regan tax cuts. But...

    So did the Trump, Bush, and Regan tax cuts. But like this, disproportionately the wealthy ones.
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    They aren’t the ones benefiting from it. Any...

    They aren’t the ones benefiting from it. Any spending or tax cut is paid for by those not benefiting from it. 60% of Americans don’t attend college, those working in trades represent a large chunk of...
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    If the goal is to further drive up the cost of...

    If the goal is to further drive up the cost of living in urban areas forcing the working class to spend more time, money and pollution commuting further, sure.

    Not really sure why it was an...
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    This doesn’t benefit 80% of Americans. High...

    This doesn’t benefit 80% of Americans. High estimates are around 12%, most of whom are going to end up in the top 20% and a good chunk are already there.
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    They are the same thing when you’re in debt and...

    They are the same thing when you’re in debt and running an annual deficit.

    This is just reganomics for my generation. Provides $10k-$40k in stimulus to those with higher earning potential at the...
  14. How ever did people navigate Europe before smart...

    How ever did people navigate Europe before smart phones?

    If youíre not there for work it can be great to unplug. If youíre there for work, expense it.



    Downloading google maps works though,...
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    Seems like a good alternate to Bellingham.

    Seems like a good alternate to Bellingham.
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    [QUOTE=californiagrown;6675934] Unlike many...

    What’s your address? I can forward you all the ones I get.


    Just local government
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    I feel like there is no shortage of mid aged...

    I feel like there is no shortage of mid aged millennials moving from Seattle to Bellingham so they can load up the sprinter with 3 spoiled shitmakers every Saturday and drive 7 miles to the Galbraith...
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    This ski is intriguing. Without having skied it,...

    This ski is intriguing. Without having skied it, the biggest feature seems to be two sizes that fit in the massive gap between M-Free 108 sizes.
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    What year Asym? The move to 184 from 186 was...

    What year Asym? The move to 184 from 186 was basically superficial and the skis are essentially the same length. The added volume in the front of the ski could help you but you wonít be getting a...
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    Is this the Mexico thread? No. It’s a big world,...

    Is this the Mexico thread? No. It’s a big world, we can posses concerns about multiple countries simultaneously. That said corruption in Mexico isn’t the biggest problem they have just like it’s not...
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    To counter the appeasement side: we probably...

    To counter the appeasement side: we probably wouldn’t be here if Russia had lost 10,000 Soldiers + a division worth of equipment in ‘08 following huge international support for Georgia with a flood...
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    Was prior to war kicking off, enough reports...

    Was prior to war kicking off, enough reports coming out to think it’s still a problem, but not a ton of evidence at lower echelons. Generally you don’t want to be stealing from the people you are...
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    Just to be clear, corruption is a huge problem in...

    Just to be clear, corruption is a huge problem in Ukraine and in the Ukrainian military. Let’s just deal with that after the war.
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    A few stolen weapons by corrupt Ukrainians is a...

    A few stolen weapons by corrupt Ukrainians is a small additional price to pay for all the Russians they are killing with the ones that get to the front lines.

    Most Ukrainians are willing to fight...
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    Have I ever once said we should stop supporting...

    Have I ever once said we should stop supporting Ukraine with weapons?

    I’m pretty sure I acknowledged Russia is Soldier for Soldier tactically worse than Ukraine is. They still have a fuck ton of...
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    Again what’s my narrative? I’m offering my...

    Again what’s my narrative?

    I’m offering my assessment based on my experience with Ukrainian military, observations, and analysis of others assessments. Most of whom are former/current western...
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    Counter point. He has a Ukrainian flag as part of...

    Counter point. He has a Ukrainian flag as part of his Twitter handle.

    Russia has slowed down their offensive because they are content to just sit and trade artillery rounds with Ukraine.
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    I think the issue people have is these...

    I think the issue people have is these influencers took the money and then used it to fund and document a lifestyle that many would consider an aspirational luxury vacation - while appearing to have...
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    What’s my narrative?

    What’s my narrative?
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    We came to the same assessment pre-invasion.

    We came to the same assessment pre-invasion.
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Similar to how the United States withheld...

    Similar to how the United States withheld capabilities in our last two decades experience in the Middle East and Central Asia Adventure Zones, Russia doesn’t need to use everything in Ukraine as...
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    Without going into specifics, Russia has withheld...

    Without going into specifics, Russia has withheld significant warfighting capabilities from this conflict. They are currently content to expend older capabilities and Russian (plus Ukrainian) life to...
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    Trucks/trains + Spare parts will be the limiting...

    Trucks/trains + Spare parts will be the limiting factor for the Russian war effort. Not munitions.
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    From my observations, it is. But they will...

    From my observations, it is.

    But they will kill a lot of Russians in the process so, cheers to that.
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    This argument evaporated the second they decided...

    This argument evaporated the second they decided to apply for tax dollars to fund their luxury adventure lifestyle. Our money, our problem.
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    This is a war of attrition and Russia has more...

    This is a war of attrition and Russia has more rounds than Ukraine has bodies to absorb them.
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    OU fans are still upset about getting dumped

    OU fans are still upset about getting dumped
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    Russian doctrine also calls for a higher...

    Russian doctrine also calls for a higher concentration of ADA capabilities organic down to the platoon and company level. In theory this gives their subordinate commanders higher protection...
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    The number of shot down Russian planes is still...

    The number of shot down Russian planes is still pretty small. I maintain they have held the majority back.


    This isn’t surprising, and honest would likely be true of any country in any war. Most...
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    Russian air is held back due to fears of an...

    Russian air is held back due to fears of an impending NATO invasion. Itís my belief Russia fears NATO would capitalize on the opening if their air became decisively engaged over Ukraine. They do not...
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    This shit is hilarious TYFYS mixed reviews...

    This shit is hilarious

    TYFYS

    mixed reviews on the skis from folks so far. Decent touring rig for lighter folks who are generally more technical skiers.
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    lol. K-14 Had several thoughts and didn’t...

    lol. K-14

    Had several thoughts and didn’t edit them all down correctly. Fuck it. K-16. 4 more years of education/ structured development but you don’t get to vote until 22 either
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    I’d think we could benefit from changing the K-12...

    I’d think we could benefit from changing the K-12 public education model to K-16. The extra 2 could be a choose your own adventure of trade school or community college. Additionally we raise the...
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    The education spending out of my property taxes...

    The education spending out of my property taxes to cover K-12 spending doesn’t inherently give those families an advantage over me in the economy.


    I mean the former. Even if taxpayers covered...
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    Does that include a sunk flagship cost?

    Does that include a sunk flagship cost?
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    Ok, but why should the taxpayers who didn’t...

    Ok, but why should the taxpayers who didn’t qualify for college pay for this kid’s education? Wouldn’t it be better to use that money to improve the public K-12 education so a) kid in question was...
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    Couple things. Room and board has skyrocketed...

    Couple things. Room and board has skyrocketed over the last 20 years as schools have torn down the old dorms and cafeteria dinning halls to build single occupancy apartment style housing and food...
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    I don’t know about dirt bikes and season passes...

    I don’t know about dirt bikes and season passes but student loans are used to prop up a pretty high standard of living among students. A surprisingly high number of students on loans manage to live...
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    The military prefers 18-25 year olds because they...

    The military prefers 18-25 year olds because they generally have an untrained aerobic heart rate around 160. They can sustain a pretty physically grueling profession with less overuse injuries than...
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    Anyone actually tried to buy rubles recently?...

    Anyone actually tried to buy rubles recently? Posted rate is one thing but if no one is buying or selling them it’s largely moot.
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