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    Breaker Morant and Gallipoli came out in...

    Breaker Morant and Gallipoli came out in consecutive years, both Australian New Wave, both fine anti-war movies, some production overlap.

    Breaker Morant compares favorably to Stanley Kubrick's...
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    Plan B

    Plan B
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    Okay then. +1 that you should stay away from that...

    Okay then. +1 that you should stay away from that shit.

    Answer: Maybe for someone who can be helped, but only with good solid professional assistance. SSRI's and other psychotropics have helped...
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    my go-to mountain boot liner sox, but they are...

    my go-to mountain boot liner sox, but they are too short for my ski touring boots

    This assumes the GTX membrane does not fail within a few months after purchase, an assumption contrary to my...
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    I did that for years, might do it again on my...

    I did that for years, might do it again on my next long trip. What thin VB sox do you use?
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    My feet run much cooler -- say 20F or more -- in...

    My feet run much cooler -- say 20F or more -- in full leather upper LMBs. YMMV. Also, IME, properly treated (e.g., Obenauf's LP) full leather upper LMBs keep my feet drier and waaaay cooler than GTX...
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    Glade, it's a constant struggle. Certain Dri,...

    Glade, it's a constant struggle. Certain Dri, boots-off during breaks, then switch to dry pair of sox. Dry wet sox in sun while strapped on pack. Super thin synthetic sox dry much faster than wool,...
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    Trombone slide lubricant has been the subject of...

    Trombone slide lubricant has been the subject of discussion for decades. When I played trombone -- AFM Local 484 (Sun Valley) member, Wood River Valley Orchestra lead trombonist -- we lubed the slide...
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    RIP Kitters

    RIP Kitters
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    +1 to comments of John_B and riff. For shorter...

    +1 to comments of John_B and riff. For shorter stretches in walking/camp shoes, I don't wear sox. For longer walks I wear only liner sox, which dry very fast strapped on atop my backpack (unless it's...
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    Nah. This time I'll let Andrew Skurka do the...

    Nah. This time I'll let Andrew Skurka do the talking: Complete failure: I gave “waterproof” Gore-Tex hiking shoes a second chance
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    Talc is so 20th Century. This 21st Century...

    Talc is so 20th Century.

    This 21st Century stuff is PTFE, the stuff used to make Teflon, GoreTex and trombone slide lubricant:

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    I have fabbed 8 pairs, 1 of which I sent to...

    I have fabbed 8 pairs, 1 of which I sent to frorider. Pic of remaining 7 below. Looks that I have 9 (10 with frorider) requests. Hmmmm. I think I have enough stock to make a couple more pairs.
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    Damn funny guy, a true pro at staying in...

    Damn funny guy, a true pro at staying in character. He had a good run, a high demand performer. I saw him alot on variety shows in my teens. He was great with Martin Mull on America Tonight.
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    Gonna be a bloodbath. I've been through it a...

    Gonna be a bloodbath. I've been through it a couple times before, but prolly not of this scope. And I fear this time more retail sites will become ghost towns compared to prior retail recessions....
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    Add Mazda CX-5 to the list, CX-3 if you can go...

    Add Mazda CX-5 to the list, CX-3 if you can go smaller. Very good reliability record. Our CX-5 rolled over 100K miles last month, still doesn't burn a drop of oil between changes. Mazda AWD on par...
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    Kustom Kulture ...

    Kustom Kulture

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    yutz

    yutz
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    The new big tech corporatists are every bit as...

    The new big tech corporatists are every bit as keen on amassing power and wealth. Indeed, they are better at it, and there's no enforcement of anti-trust laws to slow them down.
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    Got it. I'll answer my PMs later today or...

    Got it. I'll answer my PMs later today or tomorrow. Or Saturday : ) jhyatt, thanks for offering to distribute
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    Update: I got two new inquires for strappers....

    Update: I got two new inquires for strappers. Pretty sure I have enough angle stock to make strappers for all who have inquired to date.

    I was away from the crib for a few days -- ski touring,...
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    Huh? Are you suggesting that markets are governed...

    Huh? Are you suggesting that markets are governed by natural law?
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    Nope, actually the opposite happened. The entire...

    Nope, actually the opposite happened. The entire country had moved to the left, and NIxon exploited that. Nixon's landslide was the culmination of his Southern Strategy. For decades, states in the...
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    Maybe with alternative lacing. I wear a 101...

    Maybe with alternative lacing. I wear a 101 lasted ski boot and the Dragontail MTN fits me fine with lacing in the pic below. Some people size up 1/2 size with Garmont mountain boots. FWIW, my...
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    +2 FTR, Nixon won in 1968 because he promised...

    +2

    FTR, Nixon won in 1968 because he promised to gradually get out of Vietnam. Nam was LBJ's war, and HHH was LBJ's veep. Once in office, Nixon saw the value of keeping the war going, thus...
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    Wholly irrelevant to this thread, weak assertion...

    Wholly irrelevant to this thread, weak assertion of the flawed fallacy of whataboutism. Or do you believe that black on black violence somehow makes it okay for white guys to hunt down an unarmed...
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    More applicable law: Patel v. State, 279 Ga. 750,...

    More applicable law: Patel v. State, 279 Ga. 750, 620 SE 2d 343 (2005), citing Carter v. State, 269 Ga. 891, 894(7), 506 S.E.2d 124 (1998):
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    Garmont Dragontail MTN. And yes, it does kick...

    Garmont Dragontail MTN. And yes, it does kick ass. Nothing else like it, IME by far the most torsionally stiff footwear marketed as "approach shoes." Compared to the others, Dragontail MTN is more...
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    Gotta agree with the Bunny on this. Until 2008,...

    Gotta agree with the Bunny on this. Until 2008, the Fed's chief mission was to curb inflation, but that changed in late 2008, when the Fed pulled out the stops to thwart a possible debt-deflation...
  31. Thread: Gas Prices

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    $1.49 in Cle Elum, $1.85 in Eburg

    $1.49 in Cle Elum, $1.85 in Eburg
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    Yeah, notwithstanding Fed printing money go...

    Yeah, notwithstanding Fed printing money go brrrrrr, there will be post-Covid 19 augmentation of deflationary pressures that have been there for awhile (e.g., race-to-the-bottom global cheap labor)....
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    Yeah, at my age, asset preservation is high...

    Yeah, at my age, asset preservation is high priority. Glad and lucky I did some profit taking via rebalancing a couple times a year starting in 2017, thus starting 2020 with a good chunk of cash, CDs...
  34. WA biz attorney, semi-retired, currently charging...

    WA biz attorney, semi-retired, currently charging 1/2 market rate. Available for biz purchase/sale, real property issues (e.g., purchase/sale, easements, non-residential LL/T, leasing, adverse...
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    shhhhhhh

    shhhhhhh
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    May 4, 1970 really changed the town. Kent State...

    May 4, 1970 really changed the town. Kent State enrollment dove by 30% in the years after the shootings. Last time I was there (1980), Kent was a nice town, fun college party scene and some lovely...
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    What's the payoff for winning a preemie sprint to...

    What's the payoff for winning a preemie sprint to the city limit sign or county line sign?
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    Schwalbe model names overlap and are particularly...

    Schwalbe model names overlap and are particularly confusing. Find the tires that work for ya, then occasionally search for deals on those tires.

    Groups rides are shut down in our town. All my...
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    If Nixon thought that, it didn't work. Indeed, it...

    If Nixon thought that, it didn't work. Indeed, it backfired. After the Kent State shootings, campus protests increased.

    Anyway, based on my 100 or so hours of reading, I'm satisfied that the...
  40. My bud is into old wool blankets. He shops...

    My bud is into old wool blankets. He shops Goodwill, eBay, etc. for deals. For Xmas he gave us a sweet 50 y.o. Hudson Bay blanket.

    Be sure to look for moth holes.
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    May 4, 1970 -- Four Dead in Ohio

    50 years. Yikes. I was in 8th grade, living 7 miles away from Kent State campus when they got gunned down. Governor Rhodes declared martial law in Kent and imposed sunset curfew in our town and other...
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    Some fun adventurous scenes, but mostly chick...

    Some fun adventurous scenes, but mostly chick flick. And WTF not wearing hats nor gloves at 28,000'?
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    The starting point is that larger tires deform...

    The starting point is that larger tires deform less at the same pressure. All other things equal, less deformation = lower rolling resistance. Other advantages are larger patch on road (traction) and...
  44. Yeah, if a seller or buyer limits the search to...

    Yeah, if a seller or buyer limits the search to Realtor™, i.e., member of NAR, they are doing it wrong. The best real estate brokers I know are not Realtors™.
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    I de-winterized the FWC Hawk today, prepping for...

    I de-winterized the FWC Hawk today, prepping for spring ski touring.

    I plan to start the retirement DIY dirtbag van build fall 2022. Current thought re magnetic signs:

    Skip's Vacuum Repair on...
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    pices of clearance with Conti GP5000 32s on my...

    pices of clearance with Conti GP5000 32s on my road frame. My wife's road frame has same clearance for 28s.

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    Not sure. I build all my own frames and those for...

    Not sure. I build all my own frames and those for my wife and buds -- always with ample clearance, >28 on fast frames, >32 on big guy fast frames, >38 on touring frames.

    I scratch my head why it...
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    eye chart

    eye chart
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    This is a good resource with objective testing of...

    This is a good resource with objective testing of rolling resistance and puncture resistance. : https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/.
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    Deep Throat

    Deep Throat
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