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  1. So much for scanning those vaccine chips everyone...

    So much for scanning those vaccine chips everyone received when they got vaxxed. Bummer.
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    Nature always does what it wants. Man thinks it...

    Nature always does what it wants. Man thinks it can tame Mother Nature, then man gets ass kicked by Mother Nature. Man keeps getting its ass kicked and has yet to learn. One day big bad Mother Nature...
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    Yep. I am seeing this in several mfg. sectors for...

    Yep. I am seeing this in several mfg. sectors for commercial vehicles. Can't get enough qualified or semi-qualified machinists, welders, or assembly line folks. Factories are running below 90%...
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    Well, if the sea level rises so fast that you...

    Well, if the sea level rises so fast that you have water coming into the house every high tide, you might want to consider having the house lifted off the foundation and put on stilts or pontoons.
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    Blow some snow!

    Blow some snow!
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    Thanks. Our architect is a local Bend resident...

    Thanks. Our architect is a local Bend resident who has been in Bend since 1971. Big time skier. He was personal friends with Bill Healy. He was the draftsman that did the first hand drawn sketch of...
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    Hardwood floors haven't been installed yet. It's...

    Hardwood floors haven't been installed yet. It's gotten cold here, but we have a few space heaters keeping the temps in the low 60's. No gas furnace yet. Supposed to arrive this week. Was ordered...
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    That's the million dollar question. As you can...

    That's the million dollar question. As you can see from the pic, no siding, which should have been installed several weeks ago. House interior was supposed to have primer and paint go on a few weeks...
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    Can't you just stick a finger in the levee? Or...

    Can't you just stick a finger in the levee? Or does that only work with dikes?
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    Co-worker had a severe anaphylaxis reaction after...

    Co-worker had a severe anaphylaxis reaction after taking the Moderna vax. It took about an hour before the symptoms started presenting. Throat and tongue started to swell. And he had difficulty...
  11. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I was noticing that too. Canada looks to be a...

    I was noticing that too. Canada looks to be a good option with the exchange rate. However, still not a lot of flight options from my neck of the woods to Canukistan though.
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    Good for the base! Hope to make it out that way...

    Good for the base! Hope to make it out that way late January.
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    We have some 6' walls in the back. But the rear...

    We have some 6' walls in the back. But the rear wall was basically dug out of lava rock, so no concerns about structural integrity. We had just two minor changes that were requested on our build....
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    There does seem to be a lot of trickle down these...

    There does seem to be a lot of trickle down these days. It's all speculative though.
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    The rocks were free. They came with the lot....

    The rocks were free. They came with the lot. However, to excavate them and put them in nice pretty rows was about $45k. Bend is basically one big lava flow underneath all that rock. Sometimes you...
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    The views don't suck either. Can see Jefferson, 3...

    The views don't suck either. Can see Jefferson, 3 Finger Jack and North Sisters.

    This is from July when they finally got around to building. My advise is not to build during a pandemic.
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    You only need econ 101 to explain it. Supply and...

    You only need econ 101 to explain it. Supply and demand. The supply side is so jacked right now, that decreased demand is minimal. So supply < demand = higher prices. Doesn't help when you inject a...
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    That sucks on the delays. We had no issues with...

    That sucks on the delays. We had no issues with our retaining walls or the driveway. Just everything else was delayed. You know, things like excavation, foundation, framing, electrical, plumbing,...
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    Took the dog for a hike up Sunrise just past the...

    Took the dog for a hike up Sunrise just past the Summit lift station. Didn't need a jacket. Need that cold to come back pronto. I am out of here for Thanksgiving, so hopefully it starts snowing while...
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    Trickle up economics. Trickle down didn't work.

    Trickle up economics. Trickle down didn't work.
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    Right, just think how high inflation would be if...

    Right, just think how high inflation would be if all these people were fully employed. Probably double the current gov't manipulated 6.2% that the BLS is claiming.
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    Meanwhile up at the parent's place in Anchorage...

    Meanwhile up at the parent's place in Anchorage this happened today. Sadly, last day for them in the house before they move down to the lower 48 this weekend. Going to miss that place. But not...
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    Local news said they are short something like 167...

    Local news said they are short something like 167 ODOT personnel this year. I guess if people can't get from West to East that will not be a tragedy for those of us already East of the pass. My...
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    I'm going to PM you about a job opening, but it's...

    I'm going to PM you about a job opening, but it's in Central Oregon.
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    The return of the robber barrons. Our feckless...

    The return of the robber barrons. Our feckless FTC and allowing these mergers is not in keeping with the philosophy of Teddy Roosevelt. I don't see it changing. Too much lobbying money out there....
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    Speaking from experience, the company I work for...

    Speaking from experience, the company I work for is actively looking to hire people. It is surprising how inept HR is these days. But we had to change our job descriptions and how we go looking for...
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    man was not meant to sit quietly in a room....

    man was not meant to sit quietly in a room. That's why man left the cave to go on vacation on the savannah every once and awhile.

    But now man has returned to the cave with big tv's and stereo...
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    Ditto.

    Ditto.
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    Shouldn't one also carry some beef jerky when...

    Shouldn't one also carry some beef jerky when traveling in Bigfoot country?
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    Zillow CEO should be fired. Surprised that hasn't...

    Zillow CEO should be fired. Surprised that hasn't happened yet.
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    They will push the boundaries of pricing to...

    They will push the boundaries of pricing to service levels until it breaks. Then take a half step back to reassess things before taking two steps forward into even higher prices with fancy marketing...
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    Damn shame. Hard to find good help these days....

    Damn shame. Hard to find good help these days. Who's going to go up there and clean up that mess?
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    It's only work if you don't enjoy what you're...

    It's only work if you don't enjoy what you're doing. ;)
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    Heck, I had those days in the early 2000's. Some...

    Heck, I had those days in the early 2000's. Some of them were on weekends.

    I agree with what old goat posted up thread; people who buy a Fast Track Pass could care less what anyone thinks. In...
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    That's why God created PTEX.

    That's why God created PTEX.
  36. As you wish. ...

    As you wish.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/344051-Oregon-2021-2022-Snow-Flow-Thread
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    Oregon 2021-2022 Snow Flow Thread

    By popular demand, let it begin....

    The Cone, it is always teasing me, "I don't care if you climb me." she says.
    https://i.ibb.co/LxXfcwb/Cone-11-21.jpg

    So, off we go into the wild white...
  38. Full disclosure; I did not ski it switch to the...

    Full disclosure; I did not ski it switch to the parking lot.

    Though, I think the the best part of being up there was seeing this little 2 year old toddler on a snowboard. I didn't know it until...
  39. I know, no one gives a crap that I hiked the...

    I know, no one gives a crap that I hiked the cone. However, that being said, it was not a bad way to start Sunday.

    https://i.ibb.co/GCtjbCD/Skintrack-11-7-2021.jpg

    Scrapped a few rocks on the...
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    Ditto. No hassles. Had the check for the online...

    Ditto. No hassles. Had the check for the online quote in 15 minutes. $2k over the next closest quote.
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    I think what you meant to say was, efficient...

    I think what you meant to say was, efficient public transport that connects high density populations to the great outdoors has it's perks. But agree that it's nice to fly into a major Euro city like...
  42. Hard to tell from those pics but guessing they...

    Hard to tell from those pics but guessing they are stuffed with piρatas for a quinceanera. However, no idea if the piρatas have drugs or benjamins for the kiddos.
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    Who says you have to build housing for these...

    Who says you have to build housing for these people? Don't build it and they won't come. Or alternatively the uber liberals can just relax zoning codes and build up. It's not like Bellevue has enough...
  44. You clearly need to piss on your lawn, how else...

    You clearly need to piss on your lawn, how else were these guys to know it belonged to you?
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    I wonder if Redfin's home price estimate is any...

    I wonder if Redfin's home price estimate is any better. They always seemed to price very close to Zestimate or vice versa.
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    Maybe she can become a life coach to soccer moms...

    Maybe she can become a life coach to soccer moms who want to dabble in a little gun play.
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    Yep, and the biggest discovery by the ski...

    Yep, and the biggest discovery by the ski industry is that skiers are willing to deal with large bottlenecks and stand in long lines for 30-45 minutes or longer. No need to invest in infrastructure....
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    You maybe right, you maybe crazy. ...

    You maybe right, you maybe crazy.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9t5XK0FhA
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    Good opportunity for some vulture capitalist slum...

    Good opportunity for some vulture capitalist slum lord billionaires to cash in.
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    I read that a few days ago. Interesting read....

    I read that a few days ago. Interesting read. Seeing it play out in real time in my work place. They are a pretty balsy bunch. No hesitation and calling it like they see it. No PC filter. Boomers...
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