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    Sometimes I’d encounter crews that were just so...

    Sometimes I’d encounter crews that were just so full of shit. Or individual jumpers on overhead gigs who were awful condescending douchebags. To hear somebody who caught a super bad vibe from a few...
  2. Downtown Ogden it is!

    Downtown Ogden it is!
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    Beats gs-3, but probably about the same all...

    Beats gs-3, but probably about the same all things considered…career potential, developing quals, etc
  4. Yes. Well-said. 100%

    Yes. Well-said. 100%
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    Anybody know what Grayback is paying?

    Anybody know what Grayback is paying?
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    Ok, let me then say this: I had an afmo who...

    Ok, let me then say this:

    I had an afmo who was native and I’d follow that guy into hell.

    My first squaddy on my first crew was a Minnesota farm girl named Heidi and I aspired to her mental...
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    Everything above is true, and it’s part of who I...

    Everything above is true, and it’s part of who I am now, but it’s exhausting to think about. It’s intractable on every level, from internally to locally to our whole country.
    So I guess if I had...
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    Right, generally my experience with vets was...

    Right, generally my experience with vets was positive.
    As for re-identifying racially, by the time it was an issue for the firefighters my age, we were already in and classified.

    What we’re...
  9. Super-condensed: I read about wfh scams (in this...

    Super-condensed: I read about wfh scams (in this thread) and a nyt article about poor treatment of Amazon workers (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/06/15/us/amazon-workers.html) and it pisses...
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    The Spice!...

    The Spice!
  11. Right, that’s more or less what I don’t think

    Right, that’s more or less what I don’t think
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    It was made 100% clear to me, and others,...

    It was made 100% clear to me, and others, multiple times, that white males were not going to advance. All the best wildland firefighters I worked with are in other careers now.

    Rate of pay is...
  13. Heís happy until the discs in his back start...

    Heís happy until the discs in his back start pushing on his spinal cord.
  14. It makes me seriously despondent to hear these...

    It makes me seriously despondent to hear these stories of how you can just do whatever you want if you’re beyond some imaginary career/education waterline. Other people can’t go to the bathroom...
  15. Sometimes if I have a bit of down time I stop by...

    Sometimes if I have a bit of down time I stop by my house to take a dump and let my dog out to pee.

    He’s probably so confused we have these opposite lives. I get a break to go inside and poop. He...
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    I’d like to think the phrase: covers...

    I’d like to think the phrase:


    covers Festivas, Fiestas, Siestas, Sestivas, and Sativas.
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    People say this all the time. The answer is...

    People say this all the time. The answer is complicated and personal and I think, despite how much I’ve done it here in the past, writing some giant highly personal rundown of all my life...
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    Allow me to confirm: that Ford Festiva, or...

    Allow me to confirm: that Ford Festiva, or whatever, was indeed louder than any of our moms…unless, I guess, if your mom has a super loud festiva
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    377171

    377171
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    Yesterday I go walk my dog at the empty summer...

    Yesterday I go walk my dog at the empty summer college campus. I get to this parking lot with a construction project and a cop idling in the empty parking lot. Guy (black guy) comes out of the...
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    I live in one of the most over-policed places...

    I live in one of the most over-policed places I’ve ever seen. It’s a small town with essentially no crime and like 30 police swarming around with nothing to do. That foments a culture of Karens who...
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    This thread should be boiled at the steak

    This thread should be boiled at the steak
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    The police are being pushed by local politics to...

    The police are being pushed by local politics to be assholes to non-criminals about non-crimes in my neighborhood. One older cop was initially a dick to me, but then just kind of lost steam and we...
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    I think the police narrative is that they prevent...

    I think the police narrative is that they prevent crime by locking up criminals…so the time spent incarcerated is time they’re not committing crimes.

    Very flawed, but that’s what they all think;...
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    Yes, omg, the thread! Won’t somebody please think...

    Yes, omg, the thread! Won’t somebody please think of the integrity of the thread!
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    They hunt around all day ruining peoples’ lives...

    They hunt around all day ruining peoples’ lives like a pack of predators, then everybody goes bananas when they actually help somebody for once.
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    Pretty different nowadays with lots more roads...

    Pretty different nowadays with lots more roads and communications, aircraft, etc. Weather and fuels might be similar but the suppression scenario would never allow that kind of a sustained push.
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    If any of you get sent to this severity or rx or...

    If any of you get sent to this severity or rx or whatever orders are bringing resources to Upper Michigan, let me know…we can go get a beer next door
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    The point isn’t some meaningless individual...

    The point isn’t some meaningless individual declaration, it’s an attempt at publicly dealing with the fact that that atheists are maligned, politically fucked-over, and lack the kind of structured...
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    I’m just here to post in support of the term...

    I’m just here to post in support of the term “chucklefuck”.

    That is all.
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    I saw a Salt Lake Unified Fire Authority crummy...

    I saw a Salt Lake Unified Fire Authority crummy in my upper Michigan town on Monday. I was at work in a commercial rig, but man I would have loved to chat with those guys and see wtf they’re doing...
  33. 1941: Paddle To The Sea...

    1941: Paddle To The Sea :o <3
  34. Yes.

    Yes.
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    Pellz ballsy eh?

    Pellz ballsy eh?
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    I have a boring life. I get up, eat breakfast,...

    I have a boring life. I get up, eat breakfast, walk the dog, ski/bike/whatever, go to work, come home, walk the dog, dick around and go to bed. Yet, somehow this completely bland, completely legal...
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    “What should I do?” Bunch of ppl say go get...

    “What should I do?”

    Bunch of ppl say go get checked out right now.

    “Nah, not gonna do that”


    What was the point of the thread? Just stirring some drama up?
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    Yes, I remember that time I voted for Gary...

    Yes, I remember that time I voted for Gary Johnson and police brutality totally stopped.
  39. Maybe that Subaru shop could take a crack at your...

    Maybe that Subaru shop could take a crack at your Honda.
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    I don’t give a shit what you have, sleep that...

    I don’t give a shit what you have, sleep that shit off. Netflix and bloody Mary’s and snoozing on the couch.

    Feel better!
  41. Donít use this as the definitive answer (I will...

    Donít use this as the definitive answer (I will refer you to my username), but I have mounted other bindings into one of those Fischer plates by way of 3.5mm holes. So far so good after quite a bit...
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    sIlNIVXpIns

    sIlNIVXpIns
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    My wife was asleep so I stole the keys to her...

    My wife was asleep so I stole the keys to her Bronco Sport.
    I used the little shifter and tried to put it in GOAT mode, but instead of, like, off-roading or whatever, it just drove itself to...
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    jealous…I bet that crf is a blast As for my...

    jealous…I bet that crf is a blast


    As for my 2nd gear, etc…the bike had a death wobble, so I’ve been doing a bunch of riding getting the stem bearing tension just right (I think I’ve got it…did...
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    Well, you could make a longer-term project out of...

    Well, you could make a longer-term project out of the original motor while slapping one of those cheapo knockoffs in there to get the rest of it going.
    Fwiw, re:chinese knockoff motors: I have an...
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    Well, I stayed up late changing bars and grips...

    Well, I stayed up late changing bars and grips (western bars and vans/odi grips!) and went midnight riding all over town. Between knowing better what’s going on in the trans and some good advice from...
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    It’s maybe a can of worms we shouldn’t open, but...

    It’s maybe a can of worms we shouldn’t open, but most of the best (smart, shit-together, safe, funny) firefighters I worked with ran up against various brick walls and changed careers…....
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    They’re renthal dirt bars minus the cross brace,...

    They’re renthal dirt bars minus the cross brace, cut in half on clip-on brackets.
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    I dunno. Probably not here. I wish I had more...

    I dunno. Probably not here.

    I wish I had more leave to tour it somewhere with those higher markets…have a little adventure. But no, just gotta figure it out here.
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    Lol, yeah I actually have an 86 nighthawk. One of...

    Lol, yeah I actually have an 86 nighthawk. One of the least cool motorcycles ever produced.

    375165

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    I like my little honda, it’s fine. I was hoping for a bigger hoggy-er machine I...
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