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    Hmmm, until the creek runs dry and reservoir...

    Hmmm, until the creek runs dry and reservoir dries up. My kid in LV claims that the Hoover Dam may drop below the dynamo intakes this summer. ...
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    Maybe if you Canadians weren't such cowards the...

    Maybe if you Canadians weren't such cowards the Germans wouldn't have conquered you in WWII and we wouldn't have had to throw them out for you. At least that's what they taught us in school.
  3. I go faster up a hill than down, unless I'm on...

    I go faster up a hill than down, unless I'm on skis. Fucking knee.
  4. I met Finis Mitchell twice when he was in his...

    I met Finis Mitchell twice when he was in his 80's. Once when we backpacked the length of the range, stopping to climb here and there. We came through Big Sandy Opening and Finis and his wife were...
  5. Parallax. But IRL--construction on 580 south of...

    Parallax. But IRL--construction on 580 south of 80 (WTF--they just finished rebuilding that and they're doing it again), good luck figuring out which lane goes to WB 80 because the overhead sign...
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    Jay and Paulster--where's the union in all this?...

    Jay and Paulster--where's the union in all this? No union? Why not?
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    Agree. It's an easy mistake to make. Rick...

    Agree. It's an easy mistake to make. Rick Steves' books and shows bounce around a lot but in an interview he says when he personally vacations he goes to a European city and stays for 2 weeks. But...
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    Guy runs over his 18 month old with his Mercedes....

    Guy runs over his 18 month old with his Mercedes. Kid comes to the ER with tires marks on his abdomen. The only thing wrong with the kid turned out to be the incision at his ankle where I put the...
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    I would not buy stock from a Christian Scientist

    I would not buy stock from a Christian Scientist
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    A dog is not just an undersized (occasionally...

    A dog is not just an undersized (occasionally oversized) human when it comes to drugs.
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    Any tool that is going to be used only at one...

    Any tool that is going to be used only at one location is worth going corded. Tools that are going to be used continuously for a long period of time where the hassle of running a cord is a minor part...
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    Asshole who owns the STR next to us put an...

    Asshole who owns the STR next to us put an official looking (? stolen) No Parking sign in front of his house to prevent day users of Donner Lake from parking there.
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    Our contractor a couple of years ago had all his...

    Our contractor a couple of years ago had all his carpenters quit on him without notice. The guy he hired to replace them took a prehung door and started by taking it off the hinges. Took him all...
  14. Thread: Uzbekistan?

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    BwHjxNf_U7U RIP Herman. You seemed like a...

    BwHjxNf_U7U

    RIP Herman. You seemed like a decent enough guy who met a sad end.
  15. Galen Rowell called 395--at least the stretch...

    Galen Rowell called 395--at least the stretch south of Carson City--the most beautiful road in America.
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    Terrible ruling.* Next thing you know they'll...

    Terrible ruling.*
    Next thing you know they'll be going after companies "hiring" unpaid interns to do the work salaried people used to do.






    *Sarcasm
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    A lot of these problems are common to people with...

    A lot of these problems are common to people with a variety of critical illnesses and major operations--especially depression and PTSD. I wonder how much the findings in this study are specific to...
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    I've never watched skimo. Is it a mass start,...

    I've never watched skimo. Is it a mass start, first one to cross the finish line wins? Depends on size of field? The format will make a big difference in popularity.
  19. Not saying it wouldn't be the right thing to do,...

    Not saying it wouldn't be the right thing to do, but have you noticed the trouble Biden's infrastructure bill is having? Now double the price tag. Have you seen the trouble USFS has had getting the...
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    We have some 10ft umbrellas on our deck--3...

    We have some 10ft umbrellas on our deck--3 concentric rings of fabric with gaps between them to spill wind, light string attaches a couple of the ribs to the deck rail, big heavy bases screwed into...
  21. I expect that serious fuel reduction will be...

    I expect that serious fuel reduction will be limited to areas within a mile or two of town. It would take a truly massive effort and investment to do more.
  22. Bringing the stoke

    Bringing the stoke
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    Brain? What brain? Maybe it's coaches brains...

    Brain? What brain?

    Maybe it's coaches brains that need rewiring. Pitchers were once expected to pitch 9 innings if they were winning. OTOH NHL stats don't show more goals scored in the 3rd...
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    Couple up the street did a big expansion of their...

    Couple up the street did a big expansion of their house after their only kid went off to college. They never entertain or have out of town guests. Maybe they just needed more space between the two...
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    My point which you missed is that it's pretty...

    My point which you missed is that it's pretty remarkable that a country with the resources of Cuba can make vaccines. That has to be looked at as a win for socialism, as is the fact that have...
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    Friend of mine recently moved from Everett to...

    Friend of mine recently moved from Everett to Mazama and is shocked! Shocked! to find out there are bears and has even posted pictures of a garbage can knocked over by bears! Oh, the ursanity! He...
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    Pierre got it right for once--VGK missing the net...

    Pierre got it right for once--VGK missing the net looking for the perfect shot against Price. Maybe tonight's win will convince them to put the puck on net.
    Fleury had to be exhausted the previous...
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    Being a father is pretty much the best thing that...

    Being a father is pretty much the best thing that ever happened to me. I should be thanking the kids, not the other way around. But I won't tell them that.
  29. Thread: Wildlife

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    Yeah, terrible photos. ; - ) The only goats I've...

    Yeah, terrible photos. ; - ) The only goats I've ever seen were about the size of the period at the end of this sentence, with binoculars.
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    I don't know what help Cuba got but for a country...

    I don't know what help Cuba got but for a country like Cuba to come up with a vaccine at all is about as likely as you making one. And China's Socialist model is about as socialist as you.
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    Never heard of it. Good to know.

    Never heard of it. Good to know.
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    On the subject of garden hoses--digging a bunch...

    On the subject of garden hoses--digging a bunch of 18in deep holes for lengths of conduit to hold removeable iron snow poles. Mixture of dirt and small rocks with large rocks thrown in. As the...
  33. If they did do that I'd assume they'd ban...

    If they did do that I'd assume they'd ban gasoline powered OHV's. The other issue with day users is smoking.
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    we've multiple brick patios laying sand on dirt,...

    we've multiple brick patios laying sand on dirt, brick on sand. period. Disclaimer--Sacramento notorious for it's dense clay soil. So in effect brick on sand on brick. Very stable without crushed...
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    https://bellyupsports.com/2021/06/cole-beasley-and...

    https://bellyupsports.com/2021/06/cole-beasley-and-cte-tragically-thinks-its-1721-again
    (PS, it's satire, so no need to leave church to get batteries for the meter because I know you're reading TGR...
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    "I played in the orange groves, 'til they...

    "I played in the orange groves, 'til they bulldozed the trees
    I played in the orange groves, 'til they bulldozed down all the trees
    Now I stand out in those dead stumps, and I smell the blossoms on...
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    I have a theory that people who wear a mask that...

    I have a theory that people who wear a mask that doesn't cover their nose have covid and can't feel their nose. Best to avoid them.
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    We stayed in Vernazza which has a lot of single...

    We stayed in Vernazza which has a lot of single rooms here and there rented by small local owners. We stayed in the first building off the waterfront, across the hall from the very friendly parents...
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    Obama singing it a Clementa Pinckney's funeral...

    Obama singing it a Clementa Pinckney's funeral was incredibly moving. A very touching screen moment is Meryl Streep singing Amazing Grace in "Silkwood".
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    That was not our experience. When we arrived on...

    That was not our experience. When we arrived on an island there were people waiting to try to get us to stay at their hotel. Waiters would try to get us to eat at their restaurant as we walked by....
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    Just in time to stop me from googling it in Urban...

    Just in time to stop me from googling it in Urban Dictionary
  42. Crowds are relative--people who can drive to Old...

    Crowds are relative--people who can drive to Old Faithful vs people who can hike 9 miles and over an 11000 ft pass.
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    There used to be a little spring fed pond on the...

    There used to be a little spring fed pond on the hillside well above our house--until the PUD bulldozed a road through it and destroyed it. Now the bears, deer, and coyotes have to cross people's...
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    cinqueterra as a day trip misses the point of the...

    cinqueterra as a day trip misses the point of the cinqueterra. Summer in Italy I'd head to the Alps. So will everyone else.
    We were in the Cyclades and Crete in May some years ago and crowds and...
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    What's annoying--someone bogarting your joint,...

    What's annoying--someone bogarting your joint, yes?
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    The kind of manual juice I have cleans easily...

    The kind of manual juice I have cleans easily with a quick swipe with a dish brush, unless you let the pulp dry on the strainer. Like when my wife squeezes limes for margaritas.



    I'll squeeze...
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    Fleury had a bad night all around--he looked...

    Fleury had a bad night all around--he looked frantic the whole game or at least when Montreal bothered to get a shot on goal. When you have twice as many shots on goal (and at least a couple of...
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    I thought the sarcasm was pretty obvious. You...

    I thought the sarcasm was pretty obvious.
    You can catch diabetes and heart disease from an idiot--the idiot in the mirror (says the guy with 3 bypasses.)
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    NY Eve I run a red light in front of the police...

    NY Eve I run a red light in front of the police station and hang a screeching right turn. Cop pulls me over, looks at the hot box, and says--"Your tell Leo it's the last time" as he lets me go. My...
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    Thanks for updating me on that. They did that...

    Thanks for updating me on that. They did that sooner than I expected. I have stopped watching every night since you-know-who moved to Florida.



    The entire history of the human race is people...
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