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    Poll: There's no federal registry. Some states do have...

    There's no federal registry. Some states do have registries, and feds keep track of the volume of background checks (not sure if those contain a self reporting field for first time gun buyers).
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    Poll: FTFY. But seriously, Citizen's United may be...

    FTFY.

    But seriously, Citizen's United may be one of the most destructive court decisions of the century. Overturning it (via constitutional amendment) would open the door for bringing more power...
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    Poll: One of the things that blows my mind is that we...

    One of the things that blows my mind is that we can't find common ground on using modern technology to create a background check system that allows private owners to run a check on a buyer without...
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    Poll: It's worth noting that the most vulnerable...

    It's worth noting that the most vulnerable Democrats tend to be the ones whose constituencies include rural areas where gun control can be a third rail issue. I've lived in swing states where the...
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    Poll: Part of the problem is that there's insufficient...

    Part of the problem is that there's insufficient political support for even revamping the technical portion of those laws, which IIRC date to Prohibition and have pistol vs long gun definitions and...
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    Poll: Magazine size limits seem to make sense from a...

    Magazine size limits seem to make sense from a lot of perspectives, but IMO that cat is out of the bag. Magazines are relatively simple to manufacture, and I'm fairly sure you can 3D print them (or...
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    Poll: The data from other places is clear about what...

    The data from other places is clear about what kind of solution would work, kinda like with health care. Unfortunately, there's roughly zero chance of the US doing something just because we've proved...
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    Poll: That 80% stat is tough to interpret without...

    That 80% stat is tough to interpret without knowing how many were stolen from reasonably secure storage (eg forcibly breaking and entering, forcing open a trunk or console after stealing a car) vs...
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    Poll: Can you back that claim up? I didn't think the...

    Can you back that claim up? I didn't think the rate of accidental death due to mishandling was all that high (though admittedly not zero), and "improperly stored" becomes really vague when trying to...
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    Poll: Just to cherry pick one of the worst suggestions:...

    Just to cherry pick one of the worst suggestions: you can't use the no fly list to restrict access to a constitutional right, because there's no due process involved.

    I'd also argue against...
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    Poll: I would've thought, but a guy I know from...

    I would've thought, but a guy I know from motorcycling--who, for what it's worth, is decidedly not a GOP member had an issue with his primary duck gun (not even an AR) and couldn't get the parts he...
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    Poll: As someone who likes to shoot and sees the AR...

    As someone who likes to shoot and sees the AR platform as a pretty good target-and-hunting rifle (with an appropriately small magazine for the latter), I could absolutely support making all semi auto...
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    I have seen moguls on Gardiner, albeit small...

    I have seen moguls on Gardiner, albeit small ones.

    IIRC, the first two springs I was out there--2015 and 16--the Basin didn't open. (I'm 100% sure on 15, not completely sure about 2016.) It was...
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    I think the high elevation stuff also tends to do...

    I think the high elevation stuff also tends to do better with snow throughout the winter versus the spring-tilted snowfall that Red Lodge got this year (IIRC), but either way, four winter/spring...
  15. Slack season opens Saturday at 9am. Now I've got...

    Slack season opens Saturday at 9am. Now I've got to figure out what my weekend plans are, because I wasn't expecting that.

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  16. No lift service at Sunday River, but for the...

    No lift service at Sunday River, but for the second weekend in May, things are skiing pretty well. They have plowed some work roads, so there's that, but Ecstacy to Cascades had only a small...
  17. My ex and I splitting up has not only created a...

    My ex and I splitting up has not only created a better environment for our kids, but based on our recent interactions (seven months since splitting and three since finalizing the divorce), I think...
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    Traveling with your own TP is generally a good...

    Traveling with your own TP is generally a good idea in the larger area; even the forest service and park service options can be a crapshoot after a busy weekend.

    The next closest sit-down...
  19. Still doing pretty well around here, although I...

    Still doing pretty well around here, although I expect the thinner spots will start disappearing more quickly with weather looking warner through the ten day forecast.414982414983414984

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    Tempted to buy a table saw, particularly for the...

    Tempted to buy a table saw, particularly for the ability to rip stuff (sheets, 1x/2x stock, possibly clapboard, probably miscellaneous trim). Not getting into serious woodworking but highly likely...
  21. I put almost 100 days on mine last year and...

    I put almost 100 days on mine last year and probably 85ish this year. Shells and buckles work fine although I wouldn't be shocked if the flex was softer than it started; I've shelved them because I...
  22. Not sure about Washington, but in Maine, support...

    Not sure about Washington, but in Maine, support calculations can be based on earning potential rather than actual earnings if the court finds that to be appropriate (ie no quitting your dental...
  23. Sunday River closed today with good coverage on...

    Sunday River closed today with good coverage on most of the open trails and some adventurous skiing available if you weren't particular about ropes. By the end of the day, most of the ropes had been...
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    I've got a Leatt MTB 4.0 V21 that I like. I use...

    I've got a Leatt MTB 4.0 V21 that I like. I use it primarily for lift served laps, but I have taken it pedaling too. I don't love pedaling with it on, but that's a FF issue more than anything else. I...
  25. Stowe committing to free parking with four in the...

    Stowe committing to free parking with four in the car also suggests that it really is about traffic mitigation, not just a money grab.

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    Thankfully, I've only come off the Poma when the...

    Thankfully, I've only come off the Poma when the disc broke off the carrier, and I managed to not slide into the person behind me or stop in their way. Those last two towers to the top are...
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    No good snow stake available. The Cole Creek...

    No good snow stake available. The Cole Creek snotel might be the closest geographically but doesn't necessarily correspond with the situation up high. The snow and wind patterns are different up...
  28. Off-topic: Anyone north of the border willing to...

    Off-topic: Anyone north of the border willing to help with a cross-border freight (motorcycle engine) shipment? Trying to get my R1150GS back on the road, located a good engine for sale in Vancouver...
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    I've been told that WC-level grinding is usually...

    I've been told that WC-level grinding is usually doing without bindings installed, but that's a bit different than a basic tune, plus race bindings are generally mounted in a plate, not directly into...
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    Meeko was stoked for the outing but probably...

    Meeko was stoked for the outing but probably wishes I'd done a better job getting my money's worth from the uphill pass this year.412162412163412164412165

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  31. Full speed ahead on the [emoji535] harvest today,...

    Full speed ahead on the [emoji535] harvest today, not sure if we'll get any more earned days in at Mt. A or not. Tomorrow looks good if I can get out of work early enough, not sure how things will...
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    I may have already said this, but the Abit shorts...

    I may have already said this, but the Abit shorts have worked really well for me. The cut allows for skier-sized thighs, at least for me (I'm no Picabo, nor do I have a particularly skinny waist)....
  33. +1. Having a good lawyer who can nudge the other...

    +1. Having a good lawyer who can nudge the other lawyer with the fact that you are being reasonable as well as point out to you that your opinion on what the outcome should be isn't supported by law...
  34. If you don't have a good lawyer, get one. They're...

    If you don't have a good lawyer, get one. They're expensive, but they'll be able to help you identify which battles you have a reasonable chance of winning and which you clearly aren't.

    They can...
  35. I'm not sure what I've got kicking around at this...

    I'm not sure what I've got kicking around at this point, but FYI the spoilers seem to be the same as the Redster spoilers, if you happen to have a race club near you those may be easier to find.
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  36. Our oldest is now almost two, our youngest is now...

    Our oldest is now almost two, our youngest is now seven months old. The Thule Chariot has worked well for double stroller and bike-trailer use; we also have a single Urban Glide that we liked.
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  37. My ex and I reached an agreement and finalized...

    My ex and I reached an agreement and finalized our divorce in early March, and as part of the divorce agreement cleared up some other legal crap resulting from the emotional and legal cluster that...
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    My lesson this weekend: removing old barbed wire...

    My lesson this weekend: removing old barbed wire in a region that used to have agriculture isn't going to be as easy as it looks.

    I had about eight or ten feet of exposed barbed wire that was...
  39. With race skis on hard snow and regular tuning,...

    With race skis on hard snow and regular tuning, refreshing the bases periodically is necessary to keep them flat. For skis without damage, it's a necessary evil (skis generally get faster the more...
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    Sticker on the K2s: 410678 Sent from my...

    Sticker on the K2s:

    410678

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    Not much. I mean, my arm could be twisted for...

    Not much. I mean, my arm could be twisted for enough cash, but it would have to be far above market value since those were the skis I actually raced on and I have irrational attachment to them.
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    Our outing today was relatively short in mileage...

    Our outing today was relatively short in mileage (just over 2), but roughly half was above 15 MPH, with Strava claiming a top speed of 25.9. Not bad for a 20-pound dog.

    Granted, I was carrying the...
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    Depends how competent the shop is. Pretty sure...

    Depends how competent the shop is. Pretty sure that's how a previous set of Hakkapallitas ended up with sidewall bubbling, but unfortunately I didn't catch the damage until the remount in the fall.
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    Oh, yeah, the IWE system can be annoying. I had...

    Oh, yeah, the IWE system can be annoying. I had to get a hub replaced last fall, admittedly after ignoring the unhappy noise it was making for a while, and I've had a couple of instances where...
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    I've got a 2017, which is the second-gen EB with...

    I've got a 2017, which is the second-gen EB with the 10-speed, and I'm very happy with the way it drives. Plenty of power even at elevation (drove from 5k to 10k regularly when I lived in Montana),...
  46. I think it's been that way for a long time. Turns...

    I think it's been that way for a long time. Turns out that if you throw out the judging and just time it, you get ski racing, not tele racing.

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    If the goal is a storage space, I'd think...

    If the goal is a storage space, I'd think seriously about shiplap or plywood for the walls. Being able to hang shit wherever you want to is really nice.

    If you can't do a garage door due to...
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    Scraper sharpening is a regular part of tuning;...

    Scraper sharpening is a regular part of tuning; depending on wax temperature, perhaps as often as after each pair of skis.

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    Friend of mine from Red Lodge is looking for a...

    Friend of mine from Red Lodge is looking for a good place to park a pickup with a camper at Big Scree, limited timeframe, not sure if we're talking one or a few days. Walkable to lifts a huge plus...
  50. If it's a FIS ski, it should be a 30m 188. I...

    If it's a FIS ski, it should be a 30m 188.

    I can't speak to the Rossi/Dynastar specifically, but my Atomic 188/30s are incredible as long as:
    a) I keep moving (if you get static, they will stop...
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