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    I think this is a very typical perspective and...

    I think this is a very typical perspective and experience. And you're spot on re:lower income. The Great Resignation is in part the reckoning of priorities around raising kids.

    FWIW, I've got...
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    There's plenty of research on this. Very few...

    There's plenty of research on this. Very few would choose not to stay home with their kid again. That doesn't mean they aren't massively punished in their future professions because of it. They loved...
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    Oh, I fully believe that employers should bear...

    Oh, I fully believe that employers should bear the costs -- be it through direct subsidies, increased wages, or taxes. It's just that I don't expect it to ever happen at a scale that makes a sizeable...
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    Looking at rocker pics I would think the Wildcat...

    Looking at rocker pics I would think the Wildcat 116 in 190 would be the comparable ski. Not the commander.
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    TBD. Seriously. No one has any fucking idea....

    TBD. Seriously. No one has any fucking idea. Exits from child care workforce are at an all time high. Child care capacity is about 30% below likely demand if care was universally available. That...
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    Insurance is a factor for sure, but the primary...

    Insurance is a factor for sure, but the primary cost drivers are labor and rent.

    Universal pre-K is picking up steam at the local, state and federal levels. Lots of local preschool programs...
  7. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    CdR and CdP are great ideas for that price range...

    CdR and CdP are great ideas for that price range for someone who likes Zin / Malbec / Cabs as well. I'd echo the Cahors comment too, as they make a ton of great, big, winter-food type wines for very...
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    The problem is the child care is a fundamentally...

    The problem is the child care is a fundamentally broken market. That's not according to me, that's according to our US treasury department Paying staff more requires raising tuition which parents...
  9. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    To be honest -- there's lots of very good (not...

    To be honest -- there's lots of very good (not great) bottles in that 10-20 range.

    The best trick I have found is learning to shop the back label for non-domestic wines -- e.g. learn which...
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    Annual mount and wax party -- one of the few...

    Annual mount and wax party -- one of the few annual rituals I really care for.

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    Should be recreating that same procedure tomorrow...

    Should be recreating that same procedure tomorrow afternoon at our annual mount and wax party. These two beauties gonna get mounted. My first time ever owning current-model year skis. I'm going to...
  12. Base photos of the lines here:...

    Base photos of the lines here: https://imgur.com/a/vTYe39b. They could use a grind for sure but would come out in decent shape.
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    They do. FS gets a percentage cut of all revenue.

    They do. FS gets a percentage cut of all revenue.
  14. IME, coming in late via Disentis is that once the...

    IME, coming in late via Disentis is that once the local train shuts down between Disentis / Sedrun / Rueras -- they run a free sprinter shuttle up the valley. It can be cozy. I got to share the front...
  15. Update -- Wardens no longer available. Going back...

    Update -- Wardens no longer available. Going back to the mag that donated them (and a pair of boots that kept a good friend and ski fiend skiing through his being broken last spring.)

    Only thing...
  16. No. You bid the minimum price for them via PM--...

    No. You bid the minimum price for them via PM-- $80. Read the post. If they go that low to someone who has been here for 10 years just to hunt GS deals -- I'll just sell them locally and donate even...
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    Yeah, to be fair. The Cooper AT3 4S has been dead...

    Yeah, to be fair. The Cooper AT3 4S has been dead reliable in all non-snow conditions which feels like it's biggest meh point. I put ~30k thus far on mine with a bunch of miles of FS driving and...
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    There's still a difference between the 200' hill...

    There's still a difference between the 200' hill WC will open, the 500' hill Abasin will open, and the 900' hill Loveland will. Not all are as W, R, or D as the others.
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    I really like the Falken AT3W. I'm on a minivan...

    I really like the Falken AT3W. I'm on a minivan platform which a tire that heavy isn't ideal for. I'd opt that direction with a 4Runner.
  20. Photos added bump. Forum being a bitch about more...

    Photos added bump. Forum being a bitch about more photos (of base condition.) I'll get up soonish.
  21. Gotta say -- this is just stoke worthy. I can't...

    Gotta say -- this is just stoke worthy. I can't think of another internet community that would give some smelly dude in a weird hat a bunch of money on the faith that he's gonna stoke people out on...
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    They were OK, but the Falkens I felt were far...

    They were OK, but the Falkens I felt were far superior. To be fair, i haven't A/B'd the true Falken comparison which is the Falken AT3W Trail.
  23. I'll get ya photos up here later tonight. Thanks...

    I'll get ya photos up here later tonight. Thanks for the interest. Now go donate to sending more k00ks to Euroland.
  24. Gear for Kooks: Speed Radicals, Pivot 12s, Line Supernatural 108s w/ Warden 13

    Here's the deal: I get rid of stuff out of my garage. You get gear. Some mag gets to go to Europe.

    A cut of each item sold will go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/stoke-dreams which sends mags to...
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    I've had two AT tires with 3PMSF rating --...

    I've had two AT tires with 3PMSF rating -- Wildpeak AT3W and Cooper Discoverer AT34S. Former I was impresssed by, latter not so much. Discoverer is now being retired to summer use only as I found of...
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    I think DW104 for CO. Now, I haven't skied them...

    I think DW104 for CO. Now, I haven't skied them -- but as someone who has been on the 112 a lot in CO the last few years, I bought a pair.
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    I am...but you're in SLC :). That's a lot of...

    I am...but you're in SLC :). That's a lot of miles for a jig.

    Mounting with another ATK Raider. I'm guessing the one coming from BD is the new pattern and these were the old though? Plan to...
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    Sold. Gonna help my buddy mount his own skis for...

    Sold. Gonna help my buddy mount his own skis for the first time. Thanks Sutter!

    That'll make 2 pairs of Moment getting mounted this week, and hopefully these in the next couple.
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    Same question I had in my pm. :)

    Same question I had in my pm. :)
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    Dibs. PM incoming.

    Dibs. PM incoming.
  31. Shucks. Well...lets make this into a generic...

    Shucks. Well...lets make this into a generic "swap parts of roof rack thread". So anyone jump in for shit they need.

    I've got 4, minty towers for square bars to attach to a naked roof. In CO...
  32. How wide are those bars -- if >~55" I'll take...

    How wide are those bars -- if >~55" I'll take 'em. With a ultra wide box + awning + shower in the summer we need the space.



    Cool.



    Mine are the type that attach to the window frame....
  33. WTB/ISO: Towers for side rails, square cross bars.

    Anyone sitting on some towers of something like this they want to get rid of? https://www.etrailer.com/Roof-Rack/Inno/INFR.html

    I've got nice bars, but towers i have don't work with current...
  34. Golden Gate state park.

    Golden Gate state park.
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    Thank god those are too short for me cause that's...

    Thank god those are too short for me cause that's a killer offer. Someone want to offer the same thing in a 186-190...LMK :).
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    Got those for inbounds—should’ve specified for...

    Got those for inbounds—should’ve specified for touring :)
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    Current touring quiver... 182 Yeti. 182 Down CD...

    Current touring quiver... 182 Yeti. 182 Down CD 104L. 186 Lhasa Pow.

    I'm so damn tempted by a backcountry to replace the down and Lhasa. 180? 190? I feel like 185 would be $, but 190 has shorter...
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    Those are the kinda days that make me regret not...

    Those are the kinda days that make me regret not yet owning a WooTest.
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    P15 can take a gripwalk sole with the right afd...

    P15 can take a gripwalk sole with the right afd plate. No P15 can take a full on touring sole. (I mean...you can shove it in, but it probably won't work right).

    What width P15 you looking to...
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    I need to replace the windshield wipers... ...

    I need to replace the windshield wipers...

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    Great info. As someone who has a stock of a shell...

    Great info. As someone who has a stock of a shell that they love (current RX130 LV) -- this looks like a very good option for keeping them kicking for a long time at a reasonable price. Thanks for...
  42. I'm not worried about the snoring -- I'm worried...

    I'm not worried about the snoring -- I'm worried about the woolen pants.
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    Sounds like this liner is built to work with a...

    Sounds like this liner is built to work with a lot of other shells? If pricing is often found lower than MSRP -- makes it a very enticing alternative to ZipFit if it last near as long.
  44. Norse -- feeling exactly the same. The idea of...

    Norse -- feeling exactly the same. The idea of the place totally booked out with mags, and Vendul free to ski with us. Man....what a treat. As much as I loved the Urner route leaving Venduls place...
  45. FKNA! Enjoy.

    FKNA! Enjoy.
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    Agreed. Hogshead is my fave. But you've got to be...

    Agreed. Hogshead is my fave. But you've got to be into the British ale thing. Seedstock is OK. But if you're going that far off the lake there are better options -- Westfax is $$$, Call To Arms, etc....
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    That's a pretty damn good deal since MSRP is $299.

    That's a pretty damn good deal since MSRP is $299.
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    Mild-plus at US Thai == Medium anywhere else. ...

    Mild-plus at US Thai == Medium anywhere else. Medium == pretty damn hot. Hot == v. hot. Thai Hot == death.

    If you can't decide between the family, Edgewater Public Market allows you to pick from...
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    Everyone has plenty of 110mm skis. Why would...

    Everyone has plenty of 110mm skis. Why would anyone take a flyer on a ski that has no easily available independent reviews when they can buy similar well-known entities at similar prices on pro-form?...
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    Yep -- they'll fit your mini feet. Hell, at this...

    Yep -- they'll fit your mini feet. Hell, at this point miniTruTh may even need a rip.
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