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    This is the study the NYTimes cites for the...

    This is the study the NYTimes cites for the stance that lack of healthcare is the biggest factor in predicting who is unvaccinated:
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    If there is a Seattle freeze, you can't blame...

    If there is a Seattle freeze, you can't blame long term residents as most have already been priced out of the city. Seattle, like other booming metropolises in the West, is now just an endless stream...
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    Except rock glaciers are much less susceptible to...

    Except rock glaciers are much less susceptible to climate change since they are embedded in layers of rock. Rock glaciers are basically what a glacier becomes after it melts. Loose rock and sediment...
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    I bought the Vevor Pizza Oven grill lid recently...

    I bought the Vevor Pizza Oven grill lid recently and have been pretty happy with the results. Use it to cook pizzas on the grill and get an even hotter temp (not sure exactly what I can get it to,...
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    US ranks 45th in the world for vaccination at the...

    US ranks 45th in the world for vaccination at the moment, Canada is 12. So despite your experience in rural BC, looking at the big picture, this corroborates the finding that the most powerful...
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    The Unvaccinated May Not Be Who You Think ...

    The Unvaccinated May Not Be Who You Think

    Almost 95 percent of those over 65 in the United States have received at least one dose. This is a remarkable number, given that polling has shown that...
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    Denali National Park road closed until at least...

    Denali National Park road closed until at least 2023.

    The dirt road passes Polychrome Pass, where park scientists have discovered that a rocky glacier lies underneath the dirt. Warming...
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    This pretty much sums it up Santa Cruz 389277...

    This pretty much sums it up
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    Good photo of Slate peak from 1934 and 2013....

    Good photo of Slate peak from 1934 and 2013. Slate peak is right on the crest in Northern Washington, outside of the Methow Valley. Highest road in the state. Photo shows what the forests looked like...
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    So I am reading through that SacBee article and...

    So I am reading through that SacBee article and the linked studies, and UW ecologist Susan Prichard likens Hanson to a climate change denier. But then when you click on Prichard's own published...
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    So what are these scientists' who criticize...

    So what are these scientists' who criticize Hanson end game? They want to come up with millions, if not billions, of dollars from the federal government to fund an endless operation of thinning and...
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    I see Rogan being labeled as far-right or...

    I see Rogan being labeled as far-right or alt-right. I'm no Rogan expert, but my impression is (other than COVID) he is more of a far left populist a la Sanders, Gabbard, and Yang. And this form of...
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    If anyone is interested, here is the standard,...

    If anyone is interested, here is the standard, boilerplate special use permit that the Forest Service uses for all ski areas leasing forest service land. Buried in there is the equation they use to...
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    https://www.brickunderground.com/sites/default/fil...

    https://www.brickunderground.com/sites/default/files/styles/new_inline_image_xl/public/hot%20tub%20.webp
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    Where's the false equivalence police on this one?

    Where's the false equivalence police on this one?
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    Reminds me of my favorite Canadian punk rock...

    Reminds me of my favorite Canadian punk rock song:




    https://youtu.be/I5YZ7FELtCI
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    Rogan haters, other than his position on COVID...

    Rogan haters, other than his position on COVID related issues, why do you hate Joe Rogan? He describes himself as Democrat on everything except gun control. Here's one journalists' description of...
  18. I can't think of anywhere in the US, in the last...

    I can't think of anywhere in the US, in the last 50 years, where the Forest Service leased public land to a private company to build overnight lodging. There are some historic cabins on Lake...
  19. Regarding Stevens, I assume they are 100% hydro...

    Regarding Stevens, I assume they are 100% hydro powered as half the resort is in Chelan County (Chelan PUD) and the giant power lines on the backside go straight to Rocky Reach dam.
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    Depends on the National Forest. There is almost...

    Depends on the National Forest. There is almost no trail building going on in the National Forest in Washington (but that's another subject).

    Somewhere along the line skiing got lumped in with...
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    That's like saying Bezos doesn't control Amazon....

    That's like saying Bezos doesn't control Amazon. There is a reason Wyden wrote that letter to John. Not sure who the CEO is but their website says "John Cumming is POWDR’s founder and chairman."
  22. Ya, I shouldn't have implied that PSE built the...

    Ya, I shouldn't have implied that PSE built the town. But the town would have died off into oblivion in 1998 but for wealthy people in Washington and Oregon, who are oblivious as to where their...
  23. Colstrip may have been named back in the era when...

    Colstrip may have been named back in the era when coal was celebrated. But since 1998, PSE has been part owner of Colstrip and burns coal there to provide energy to Washington and Oregon (in 2015, 60...
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    We Accidentally Solved the Flu. Now What? Each...

    We Accidentally Solved the Flu. Now What?

    Each year, on average, the flu sickens roughly 30 million Americans and kills more than 30,000. However, during the 2020–21 flu season, the US recorded...
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    I thought Gupta's summary of Rogan was spot on:

    I thought Gupta's summary of Rogan was spot on:
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    Hawaii is no longer requiring tests for those...

    Hawaii is no longer requiring tests for those with proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated children under 5 who are traveling with vaccinated parents don't even need a COVID test. This policy makes sense...
  27. Does it even matter if a ski area claims it...

    Does it even matter if a ski area claims it operates on renewable energy? Reminds me of the situation with Microsoft, who was demanding renewable energy from Puget Sound Energy. PSE gave it to...
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    John Cumming was born with a silver spoon shoved...

    John Cumming was born with a silver spoon shoved up his ass. His daddy, Ian, has a Harvard MBA and founded what is now called Jefferies Financial Group, an $87 billion investment bank. In the history...
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    The Special Use Permit for ski areas that lease...

    The Special Use Permit for ski areas that lease from the Forest Service is incredibly brief and vague (see exact language below). It doesn't tell ski areas what price they can charge. It doesn't tell...
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    How is this different than congestion pricing on...

    How is this different than congestion pricing on toll roads, which are present all over the US?...
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    Where was Ron when Oregonian co Pape sold out to...

    Where was Ron when Oregonian co Pape sold out to Powdr? Is he cool with $100+ lift tickets?
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    Fuck lessons and their outrageous prices. Ice...

    Fuck lessons and their outrageous prices. Ice skate. Roller blade. Watch videos of Mikaela Shiffrin ski slalom and GS (speed events are for people who don't know how to turn). Watch ski racing drill...
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    Native_American_Graves_Protection_and_Repatriation...

    Native_American_Graves_Protection_and_Repatriation_Act
  34. He was elected as Vice President of the NBA...

    He was elected as Vice President of the NBA union. He has strong respect of the fellow players. Simmons does not. That guy is a quitter and the true cancer. You can't just not play for your team. Ok...
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    In Hanson's fisher declaration, he cited the new...

    In Hanson's fisher declaration, he cited the new study below, which was conducted by the Forest Service's own scientists. The study concluded (to no surprise) that the type of forest that can best...
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    I'm just summarizing what I have read Chad Hanson...

    I'm just summarizing what I have read Chad Hanson put out there. He's got a Phd in Ecology from Davis, he has peer reviewed published studies. The Forest Service cites his studies depending on the...
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    Now you are starting to sound like Chad Hanson....

    Now you are starting to sound like Chad Hanson. One of his big complaints on thinning is that it creates lots of debris that makes the area even more prone to burning. Even if you are burning the...
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    Here is Hanson's claim that logging didn’t stop...

    Here is Hanson's claim that logging didn’t stop the camp fire

    https://johnmuirproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Camp-fire-map-showing-prefire-logging-3-1160x819.jpg
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    Hanson doesn't seem to have a problem with...

    Hanson doesn't seem to have a problem with prescribed burning, stating:



    However,



    https://grist.org/fix/forest-thinning-logging-makes-wildfires-worse/
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    Iohan Gueorguiev, ‘Bike Wanderer’ of the...

    Iohan Gueorguiev, ‘Bike Wanderer’ of the Wilderness, Dies at 33

    He gained a following online for his lyrical appreciation of the open road while biking through remote landscapes and braving...
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    Increased risk for COVID-19 breakthrough...

    Increased risk for COVID-19 breakthrough infection in fully vaccinated patients with substance use disorders in the United States between December 2020 and August 2021
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    Just poach Oprah's road

    Just poach Oprah's road
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    Here you go Benny, since you have been stuck out...

    Here you go Benny, since you have been stuck out in the suburbs for so long and have lost touch with urban life:

    As E-Scooters and E-Bikes Proliferate, Safety Challenges Grow

    A surge in...
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    I was told the reason Ymir lodge went from...

    I was told the reason Ymir lodge went from snowcat approach for their customers, to heli approach was the caribou. Specifically, Nature Conservancy Canada owns the Darkwoods Conservation Area, the...
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    Moderna, Racing for Profits, Keeps Covid Vaccine...

    Moderna, Racing for Profits, Keeps Covid Vaccine Out of Reach of Poor

    Moderna has shipped a greater share of its doses to wealthy countries than any other vaccine manufacturer. About one million...
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    Chad Hanson, on the Board of Directors for Sierra...

    Chad Hanson, on the Board of Directors for Sierra Club, and star plaintiff's witness in the fisher lawsuit, made an appearance in the Seattle Times this morning (AP) article:



    Interesting to...
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    Why do you think Vancouver, Seattle, Bay Area and...

    Why do you think Vancouver, Seattle, Bay Area and LA have been crushing it the last 20+ years? Obviously lots of reasons but proximity to China is one of the biggest factors. Ya, you can run MX...
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    My VW is made in Mexico, as is my TV. Querétaro,...

    My VW is made in Mexico, as is my TV. Querétaro, near where my parents live, is a major aeronautics producer. TX stands to benefit most from the rise of Mexico, as you need offices in both US and...
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    A big reason CA and TX are the center of the US...

    A big reason CA and TX are the center of the US is the Mexico border. Mexico is the 15th largest GDP on earth and the US's largest trading partner. Ya, a lot of the shit we buy is built in China but...
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    Why don't you give legal advice here? I think...

    Why don't you give legal advice here? I think everyone here is an expert in something and their post can be of benefit. Even Skidog and Deebased. I get it that people get out of line but a lot of...
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