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    High lumber prices leads to high toilet paper...

    High lumber prices leads to high toilet paper prices. Screw DOGE, by Charmin!

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/07/business/wood-pulp-prices-toilet-paper/index.html
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    I think it will be next spring before lumber...

    I think it will be next spring before lumber price increases slow down. True, the trees will be a foot taller by then, but will a growing tree in the forest get cut down if there's no logger to cut...
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    You sure it wasn't Bill Gates adding to his RE...

    You sure it wasn't Bill Gates adding to his RE portfolio. Maybe a nice swinging pad for his new bachelor lifestyle.
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    Just had a supplier tell me they have been put on...

    Just had a supplier tell me they have been put on allocation for rolled steel. This is a very big commercial parts mfg. for the class 8 truck and trailer industry. Fricking nuts. Surcharges for this....
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    Hey, it's got a fenced in back yard, and updated...

    Hey, it's got a fenced in back yard, and updated kitchen. But that stretch of Rainier S. is not what I would call a great location. But it definitely has been improving over the years. I remember...
  6. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    It was a sad attempt at sarcasm.

    It was a sad attempt at sarcasm.
  7. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Glad I checked this afternoon. Nothing like...

    Glad I checked this afternoon. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. Got an error message the first time I hit submit, and thought maybe I was just 1 of one million trying to buy an Ikon pass...
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    Here's a nice starter home for those looking in...

    Here's a nice starter home for those looking in Seattle. I mean $595 sq/ft is crazy though. Looks like a flip based on the last sold date.
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    Normal cntr freight rates have been in the $3k...

    Normal cntr freight rates have been in the $3k range for a 40' dry van. All depends on what you are shipping.

    I just paid $3.45/ reg. unleaded in Bend. Last week I paid $2.90 in CT. NJ was mid...
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    It's about $7,500-$9,000 to the West Coast from...

    It's about $7,500-$9,000 to the West Coast from China. No end in sight. American appetite for cheap Chinese goods is insatiable. Rolled steel going for about 30% increase YOY. Aluminum up about 13%....
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    What in the wide, wide world of COVID is going on...

    What in the wide, wide world of COVID is going on in Seattle? I was up there in Feb. and there were boarded up retail stores all over down town Seattle. NYC by comparison looked semi-normal last...
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    Isn't part of the issue the corrupt rich Chicomms...

    Isn't part of the issue the corrupt rich Chicomms moving RMB out of the PRC, and not just money laundering? Or is this one in the same issue?
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    But the nut harvest will be okay, right?

    But the nut harvest will be okay, right?
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    A Jackson, WY zip code.

    A Jackson, WY zip code.
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    Societal norms change. They are changing as I...

    Societal norms change. They are changing as I type. You can continue to wear your pantaloons from the 17th century, or put on a pair of jeans in the 21st century. And imagine, not more than 3 decades...
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    Good grief!...

    Good grief! https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1925-Homestead-Dr-Jackson-WY-83001/2071548088_zpid/
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    Positive thoughts. AKA vibes. You got to be in it...

    Positive thoughts. AKA vibes. You got to be in it to win it. Which seems to be the mindset of those making all cash offers on houses these days.
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    I won $50 bucks on my lotto ticket last week. So,...

    I won $50 bucks on my lotto ticket last week. So, I'm getting closer. I know next time is the charm as I reinvested 20% of the winnings in future lotto tix!
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    Damn, that didn't take long. Just went pending! ...

    Damn, that didn't take long. Just went pending!
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    Nah, this is the American Dream -...

    Nah, this is the American Dream - https://www.honomobo.com/us/home

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    Amen

    Amen
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    Earn your damn turns, you lazy SOB's! And go live...

    Earn your damn turns, you lazy SOB's! And go live in a tent made of recycled plastic FFS!!!
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    At the same time, there are a lot of farmers who...

    At the same time, there are a lot of farmers who would like to tweak the definition of beneficial use. Which, I think could be a good thing. Lots of 10 acre, 20 acre hobby farms around here with...
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    Fortunately, all the alcohol consumed in Vegas...

    Fortunately, all the alcohol consumed in Vegas comes from somewhere else. So need to tap the water for that function. But yeah, the amount of water used for fountains and golf courses in Vegas is...
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    At one point Boise was a nice, mellow, low key,...

    At one point Boise was a nice, mellow, low key, low cost place to raise a family. My brother came close to pulling the trigger to move their for a job in the banking industry about 20 years ago. I...
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    ha! My aunt and uncle picked up a foreclosure...

    ha! My aunt and uncle picked up a foreclosure here in Bend back in 2010 for a song. It's now worth about 300% more.
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    Just talked to a co-worker who is based in Boise....

    Just talked to a co-worker who is based in Boise. He moved from Central CA. They are renting while they have a home built. There cost when done will be about $560k for a 2000 sq ft home. The builder...
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    Maybe just an atmospheric river would do. Or,...

    Maybe just an atmospheric river would do. Or, better yet, a series of moist cold fronts that drop a few feet of snow.
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    Well, it's a start toward reality. Maybe another...

    Well, it's a start toward reality. Maybe another half million dollar price drop and they might get some offers.
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    Generally crappy conditions. Major wind storm...

    Generally crappy conditions. Major wind storm shut down the mountain for several days. They tried selling lift tickets but then closed the lifts down after I think was one run. Offered vouchers to...
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    No kidding. They will need to retire. And maybe...

    No kidding. They will need to retire. And maybe some attitudes will change. But then they will have passed along their prejudices to the new crop of recruits before they leave.

    Then there's this....
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    I really felt badly for the Schweitzer crowd....

    I really felt badly for the Schweitzer crowd. Unable to get out of town to explore other mountains because their local hill wasn't part of the Epic or Ikon club. Well, Schweitzer boys and girls,...
  33. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Definitely. Will be interesting to see if...

    Definitely. Will be interesting to see if Schweitzer gets the same experience as Crystal.
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    Wait for when people start showing up at your...

    Wait for when people start showing up at your house thinking it's a time share. Then you really know the scam is full on. Either that, or the scammers actually stole your house right out from under...
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    Elon must have wireless access to the black boxes...

    Elon must have wireless access to the black boxes on Tesla's.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-responds-texas-crash-amid-probe-two-n1264623



    I guess these noodnicks...
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    Maybe the mortgage CF won't go down? ...

    Maybe the mortgage CF won't go down?

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/more-homeowners-are-leaving-mortgage-forbearance-150316055.html
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    End of the greatest snow on Earth. Get it before...

    End of the greatest snow on Earth. Get it before it's gone!
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    It's all about those building permit fees and...

    It's all about those building permit fees and property taxes, baby! Ka-Ching! And maybe appropriate some of those funds for infrastructure to handle just a fraction of the population boom.

    Then...
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    https://ktvz.com/news/2021/01/12/c-o-drought-and-w...

    https://ktvz.com/news/2021/01/12/c-o-drought-and-water-levels/
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    Yes. I've seen and read news reports about what's...

    Yes. I've seen and read news reports about what's going on with Tumalo Creek.

    This is a good read on one farmers perspective about central Oregon's water rights issues.
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    It's interesting that Deschutes county has taken...

    It's interesting that Deschutes county has taken the opposite tack. They will issue bldg permits left and right. (Currently a 6 week backlog on new home construction permits) Especially in Bend, no...
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    Infrastructure. Just build some aqueducts....

    Infrastructure. Just build some aqueducts. Problem solved.
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    I think turning on the kitchen faucet and no...

    I think turning on the kitchen faucet and no water coming out would probably motivate people to move.
  44. Good idea. Packing some bread and cold cuts.

    Good idea. Packing some bread and cold cuts.
  45. I don't have any warm wax. I might take a can of...

    I don't have any warm wax. I might take a can of Spam from the cupboard and do some unscientific testing tomorrow. This isn't considered dangerous, is it? I mean, I am not all of a sudden going to go...
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    No issues 48 hrs out from shot 2 of the Pfizer....

    No issues 48 hrs out from shot 2 of the Pfizer. Actually went for a jog with the dog less than 24 hours after the shot. Just did a monster pyramid session of interval training on the bike. Felt like...
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    Roid rage with a gun and a badge.

    Roid rage with a gun and a badge.
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    Louisiana finished 30th? I guess New Orleans has...

    Louisiana finished 30th? I guess New Orleans has strong appeal.
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    The nurse who jabbed me with shot #1 basically...

    The nurse who jabbed me with shot #1 basically said this was the scenario we would be dealing with. Kind of like the flu with variants in different locations and need for different vaccine formulas...
  50. Yes, going warm and sunny for the next week.

    Yes, going warm and sunny for the next week.
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