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    Well, the NBA, like any corporation, wants in on...

    Well, the NBA, like any corporation, wants in on China because it's a massive market of a billion people who like basketball. It's also irrelevant to all this because it can easily be played in an...
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    You must be fucking kidding. THAT is the future...

    You must be fucking kidding. THAT is the future of our sport?
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    Not very nice at the moment if you're on the...

    Not very nice at the moment if you're on the wrong side.
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    "Schumacherís doctors say he would not have...

    "Schumacherís doctors say he would not have survived his fall had he not worn a helmet."

    Precisely. I've had two hits that probably could have killed me.
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    You Can Still Own a Caravaggio, but It Comes With...

    You Can Still Own a Caravaggio, but It Comes With a House (and a Hefty Price) https://nyti.ms/33Mwvw2

    ROME ó It was heralded as the real estate deal of the century.

    Up for sale was a...
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    Riding the lift at Alpine Meadows today when a...

    Riding the lift at Alpine Meadows today when a cloud front moves in and changes beautiful and softening sunny day into dreary super flat light. Grizzled and bearded young core guy on chair with me...
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    Thank God. No fucking tie dye.

    Thank God. No fucking tie dye.
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    Ha ha. Crypto Brain. ...

    Ha ha. Crypto Brain.

    https://twitter.com/fellawhomstdve/status/1482764098186137606?s=20
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    Oh, no, never does Benny wear Grateful Dead crap....

    Oh, no, never does Benny wear Grateful Dead crap. Ech.
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    From what the shop owner told me, Alpine Meadows...

    From what the shop owner told me, Alpine Meadows will no longer exist as a separate entity soon. All of it will be Palisades Tahoe. A lot of work is already done on the tram infrastructure.
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    I'll have to check that out. I collect patrol...

    I'll have to check that out. I collect patrol shirts.
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    I was in the shop at Alpine Meadows today and...

    I was in the shop at Alpine Meadows today and picked up a t shirt with the logo since it will be history soon, like my Dave Winfield Yankees shirt.
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    There's a low bar.

    There's a low bar.
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    There are no woods. It's all dirt.

    There are no woods. It's all dirt.
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    It's the final flameout of the Boomers. An even...

    It's the final flameout of the Boomers. An even bigger house in retirement, because, well, they can, mainly because they've increased their net worth so much with the primary home.
    Visited a college...
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    Really. Beaver Creek is brown?

    Really. Beaver Creek is brown?
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    Lovely. The most expensive WROD ever created....

    Lovely. The most expensive WROD ever created. Otherwise, brown. I'm sure most Americans and Euros watching will say, wow, let's go skiing in China! And we can get Chinese food for lunch!
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    Thanks for the heads up. Nice diversion in...

    Thanks for the heads up. Nice diversion in between photo spots. The art collection is impressive. Someday I'll come back and have dinner on that back deck. I walked the grounds, that would be an...
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    A "big extent" for environmental woes. Nothing...

    A "big extent" for environmental woes. Nothing contributes more to our energy and waste water problems than America's massive suburban and vacation home sprawl.
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    And SLC got a nice expanded twelve lane highway...

    And SLC got a nice expanded twelve lane highway through town paid for by every US taxpayer because, fuck, don't want any traffic jams for the two weeks the Olympics are in town.
    ...
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    Of course the sensible solution is to have both...

    Of course the sensible solution is to have both Olympics in a permanent spot, but then the IOC big guys wont be able to enrich themselves with massive bribes every two years from the lottery process....
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    But, at the same time, most western diplomats...

    But, at the same time, most western diplomats point at China, and say, do you really want to live like that, especially the Islamic world.
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    Bad jeans.

    Bad jeans.
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    Love mine. Great value. Great example of modern...

    Love mine. Great value. Great example of modern manufacturing and distribution models. Great company. Fit like a glove.
  25. Not Killington. It's why I like the place. I can...

    Not Killington. It's why I like the place. I can drive the four plus hours and pretty much be guaranteed that I will have the best experience in Vermont. No excuses. No, "it's Tuesday". I like Gore,...
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    Calm down, amigo. History is full of this....

    Calm down, amigo. History is full of this. Vaccines are new. My guess is that we are spitting out the other side at the moment, just in like a long line of pandemics in history.

    I'm guessing that...
  27. Tomorrow most lifts won't be running because it's...

    Tomorrow most lifts won't be running because it's Tuesday. I got that answer one time from a patroller when I bitched about half the mountain not running with a foot of powder. It was Tuesday, he...
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    Lovely society.

    Lovely society.
  29. Why is the gondola down?

    Why is the gondola down?
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    The less racist phrase is driving while Asian.

    The less racist phrase is driving while Asian.
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    At least they weren't driving.

    At least they weren't driving.
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    I was just there a week ago, and there was a ton...

    I was just there a week ago, and there was a ton of fighter jet activity fairly high up. But I drove south on Panamint road and stopped on the side of the road to look at a map about four miles down,...
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    Do a ski week. Best value in instruction...

    Do a ski week. Best value in instruction anywhere. Nobody is too good for that ski school. I dare you to jump into a level nine or ten group.

    Unfortunately I just learned my instructor retired....
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    I'll bet you're going to be glued to the tv...

    I'll bet you're going to be glued to the tv during figure skating, especially the men.
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    Or, as I heard a scientist say in the podcast I...

    Or, as I heard a scientist say in the podcast I posted way back, Omicron could be the world's mass vaccination event, and then we will live with this thing like influenza or the common cold.
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    Yeah, well, if they're so smart, then who won the...

    Yeah, well, if they're so smart, then who won the second world war?

    The strange thing is that they make such bloody good cameras.
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    The venues are going to look like this. Which is...

    The venues are going to look like this. Which is the height of IOC money driven absurdity. They are going to hold the winter olympics in a place where it doesnt snow.
    ...
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    It's absurd on this ski trip I'm on. You actually...

    It's absurd on this ski trip I'm on. You actually have to mask to walk into a restaraunt, but, as soon as you're seated you can unmask and drink and eat and shout with 50-100 other people in a...
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    It's also a highly xenophobic society that has...

    It's also a highly xenophobic society that has restricted international arrivals.
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    One or two Democrats. Bernie, of course , and...

    One or two Democrats. Bernie, of course , and maybe a few other wacky progressives you and many others love to ridicule for their "socialist" ideas. Meanwhile the Democrats in power, like Pelosi and...
  41. Ice fisherman are rejoicing. Time to get away...

    Ice fisherman are rejoicing. Time to get away from the wife and drink
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    Lighten up Elroy. I never bitched about masks,...

    Lighten up Elroy. I never bitched about masks, although I think we are beyond it. You're stuck in fear world, millions have moved on. You have some serious issues, like millions, and want the rest of...
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    No. Imagine that America had universal health...

    No.

    Imagine that America had universal health care. A health system established so that all didn't have to worry about medical bills if they got sick. A country where the doctor to tens of...
  44. https://fb.watch/aAyDkbQw9R/

    https://fb.watch/aAyDkbQw9R/
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    Get up very early for delicate arch. Hell, get up...

    Get up very early for delicate arch. Hell, get up early for Arches period. They were closing the gates around ten in May due to crowds. Delicate Arch is a hike, for sure. I have only seen it from...
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    Irreversible bad choices in life.

    Irreversible bad choices in life.
  47. Yeah, definitely Ct/Mass/Vermont border. BTW,...

    Yeah, definitely Ct/Mass/Vermont border.

    BTW, I suspect a serial killer specializing in kids did that. But, I'm biased, I'm watching Dexter.
  48. 23 is an east/west road, so that would be a...

    23 is an east/west road, so that would be a north/south line.
  49. Sorry, but, define "eastern perimeter".

    Sorry, but, define "eastern perimeter".
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    Dude, what "real world" are you talking about? If...

    Dude, what "real world" are you talking about? If you're so fearful, how do you know what's really happening day to day "out there"? I've been out there, in crowded bars and airplanes and movie...
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