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    Was coming back from hiking a 14er in the San...

    Was coming back from hiking a 14er in the San Juans. I've actually never been to Crested Butte in the summer (crazy, I know).
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    Just waited an hour and 20 minutes to get through...

    Just waited an hour and 20 minutes to get through the stoplight at eastbound 285 and main Street in fairplay. Traffic was backed up for about 12 miles south of town (seriously). The light would let...
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    Meadow Skipper and IllAdvisedStrategy are both...

    Meadow Skipper and IllAdvisedStrategy are both wildland fire experts.

    We have more lawyers than I can count.

    Hutash is an expert veterinarian

    I'm a bit of guru when it comes to consumer...
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    Haven't you heard? No one is buying mutual funds...

    Haven't you heard? No one is buying mutual funds anymore. It's been proven countless times that it is impossible to beat the market consistently, so index funds and low cost ETFs have taken over....
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    My hood is still moving along, but there is...

    My hood is still moving along, but there is definitely more inventory coming online.

    I bought for $518k 2.5 years ago in Golden, CO. A house down the street with the same floor plan as mine, but...
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    OP has abandoned the thread.

    OP has abandoned the thread.
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    Where? For serious. I'd like to know. Re: the...

    Where? For serious. I'd like to know.

    Re: the OP-

    I've never met the dude, but it seems that he f'd around in college and focused on skiing on his parents dime. If I remember correctly, he was...
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    Adironrider hit the nail on the head. +1000 to...

    Adironrider hit the nail on the head. +1000 to everything he said.

    I'll chime in from the sellout side of things- I initially graduated from college and planned on doing some kind of alternative...
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    You can download the "All Crews Currently...

    You can download the "All Crews Currently Assigned in Alaska" excel doc to see everybody that is up there- https://fire.ak.blm.gov/logdisp/crews.php

    Matching that up with the Sit Report is pretty...
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    It may be pertinent to explain to OP that at the...

    It may be pertinent to explain to OP that at the time you had a pretty good setup, like owning a house in SLC that was close to skiing.

    Sure, hindsight is 20/20 but in 2009 the world was ending...
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    Baked sweet potato mixed up with avocado. Add...

    Baked sweet potato mixed up with avocado. Add salt, butter, cheese and the protein of your choice (ground beef, chicken, etc). It's glorious and I can't believe it isn't a thing.
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    You keep referencing $75k as a good wage. I...

    You keep referencing $75k as a good wage. I believe this is because of a study from years and years ago that most people (and several prominent news articles) misconstrued to say that once you make...
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    The worst people that I've encountered in my...

    The worst people that I've encountered in my professional life were all in the outdoor industry. So happy to be out of that scene.
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    I don't know too many people who have a job that...

    I don't know too many people who have a job that fulfills their passion. I struggled really hard after graduating into the recession (I've got at least one old "Why can't I find a job" rant thread on...
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    What credit union? I've heard of rewards checking...

    What credit union? I've heard of rewards checking accounts offering high yields, but you have to make X number of debit card purchases per month and have direct deposit.
  16. Imagine if14 year old jewish girl from Brooklyn...

    Imagine if14 year old jewish girl from Brooklyn got pregnant today under the following conditions-

    -She swears that she's still a virgin
    -Her arranged marriage fiancee swears he didn't knock her...
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    There is no way I would ever have 20% of my...

    There is no way I would ever have 20% of my portfolio tied up in a single company, especially the company that I work for. It's pretty much the worst thing you can do, especially that close to...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    I can't speak for the dogma, but I can tell you...

    I can't speak for the dogma, but I can tell you from anecdotal personal experience that RLDS are crazy. It's not like the mormon's weren't bat shit before Brigham Young took over. By the time they...
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    So from what I understand from the videos Dean...

    So from what I understand from the videos Dean married into a mormon family that is doing mormon things, i.e. taking over local governments to drive out outsiders and secure entire communities as...
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    https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/17/i-70-colorad...

    https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/17/i-70-colorado-traction-law/

    Traction laws got beefed up, but not nearly enough IMO. The fine for breaking the traction law should be more expensive than snow...
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    Couple houses recently went on the market in my...

    Couple houses recently went on the market in my neighborhood in Golden, CO.

    House one is a 1600 sq foot 3/2 that sold for $399k 7/2015. It sold in two days at $550k.

    House two is a 2900 sq foot...
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    I talked to HR Friday and was told to call the...

    I talked to HR Friday and was told to call the health insurance company. Not a huge help TBH.
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    After much digging and calling around, I'm now...

    After much digging and calling around, I'm now scheduled for an ophthalmology appointment on 5/20 with a cornea specialist. I feel like I need to do a ton more research on both the healthcare front...
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    CO Front Range Whoops, yeah good call.

    CO Front Range


    Whoops, yeah good call.
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    Thanks everyone. I'm trying to navigate the...

    Thanks everyone. I'm trying to navigate the healthcare system. The place I was referred to isn't in network so I can't see them.

    My health insurance company doesn't want to pay out for eye issues...
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    Thanks for all the info everyone. Well, I got...

    Thanks for all the info everyone.

    Well, I got some not so great news at the eye doctor today. I knew I had a corneal dystrophy that had caused vision issues. Last check in 2007 was that I had...
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    Unfortunately I have an uncorrectable corneal...

    Unfortunately I have an uncorrectable corneal dystrophy that makes me a less than ideal candidate for Lakik, or so I was told years ago. Will ask about it tomorrow.
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    Buying glasses or contacts?

    I'm scheduled to go to an optometrist tomorrow for the first time in more than 10 years.

    Pretty sure I need glasses or contacts now. What should I know about buying contacts/glasses? I hear buying...
  30. Thread: Buying a car

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    New

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    Did the email thing a year and a half ago when I...

    Did the email thing a year and a half ago when I bought my 4Runner.

    I emailed every Toyota dealer in CO and WY and told them what I was looking for and asked for their best price. I lucked out...
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    Three Day Weekend in Colombia, Recs?

    Booked a last minute trip to Colombia with some miles. Getting into Bogota next Friday night, heading home that Monday night. Will probably spend Saturday night in Medellin, will try to get to...
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    Ah yes, blockchain will solve things for PNG and...

    Ah yes, blockchain will solve things for PNG and every other undeveloped 4th world country. I've heard the same pitch from countless Uber/Lyft drivers who "work for blockchain startups" but for some...
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    If you only want an MBA to have the toolset you...

    If you only want an MBA to have the toolset you need to start a business, IMHO there is nothing an online MBA can teach you that you cannot learn for the cost of a library card and/or the cost of...
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    It'll be good conditions but not pow. BTW-...

    It'll be good conditions but not pow.

    BTW- can't remember ever seeing so much snow on Berthoud pass. Parking is getting tight at the summit because of all the snow and some of the lower lots are...
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    Mary Jane was great today. Lots of stuff filled...

    Mary Jane was great today. Lots of stuff filled in overnight. Caught the opening at Eagle Wind and Vasquez, missed Pano opening because I was on an hour long phone call for work. Oh well, still a...
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    I know, right? Can't believe I lucked out on I 70.

    I know, right? Can't believe I lucked out on I 70.
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    Skied Copper today opening to about 12:30. ...

    Skied Copper today opening to about 12:30.

    Great snow- pow up top, heavy pow down low. This was only my 3rd or 4th time ever skiing Copper and my only pow day. Caught first tracks and several rope...
  39. Thread: RIP John Bogle

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    Dude is a legend who did a ton for the average...

    Dude is a legend who did a ton for the average investor. I've been following his philosophy my entire adult life. VTSAX/VTI FTW.
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    It's funny- the Brits sold off their train/subway...

    It's funny- the Brits sold off their train/subway system to private companies back in the 80s and now it is one of the most expensive and poorly run train systems in the world. The Swiss kept their...
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    Tried to watch Penn State vs Kentucky yesterday....

    Tried to watch Penn State vs Kentucky yesterday. Haven't watched football all year. Was blown away at the ridiculous number of commercials, so i did some math.

    The average college football game...
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    I want it to be easier to flex the boot forward.

    I want it to be easier to flex the boot forward.
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    Dorsiflexion is good. Actually just had my buddy...

    Dorsiflexion is good. Actually just had my buddy who is a doc evaluate, lol.

    I think the main issue is that the 120s just have a less stiff liner and/or a liner that takes up less volume in the...
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    Thanks. Makes sense that the liner in the 120 was...

    Thanks. Makes sense that the liner in the 120 was the issue. My shop thought it was the same liner, but I guess they didn't know.

    Are there no other less invasive options? What about the least...
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    Making Boots Less Stiff??

    I just got a pair of Technica Cochise 130s to replace a warranty issue Zero G Guide (dark green) from last year.

    I tried on both the Cochise 120 and 130, and found that the 130 fit me better. For...
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    ^Fuck, did you listen to the marketplace story?...

    ^Fuck, did you listen to the marketplace story? The couple they profile lost their townhome in a shitty part if Denver in the recession, then went back to school to reinvent themselves. They are now...
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    Wait are you an appraiser these days? Honestly,...

    Wait are you an appraiser these days? Honestly, it seems like a sweet gig.

    The appraiser who appraised my house last week seemed to be pretty stoked on life. He owns his company, told me he sets...
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    Seems like being an appraiser is easy money.

    Seems like being an appraiser is easy money.
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    The appraiser from last week was stoked about the...

    The appraiser from last week was stoked about the canvas prints I've got around my house, all of photos from my travels. He was asking about the different locations, etc.

    He asked me what I wanted...
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    Got a recent appraisal on my house in Golden, CO...

    Got a recent appraisal on my house in Golden, CO to get rid of PMI (I only put 10% down).

    Bought in Fall 2016 for $518k. Appraisal came back at $628k. PMI= gone.

    As evidenced in this thread, I...
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