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  1. Lack of parking is the only thing that makes...

    Lack of parking is the only thing that makes skiing Crystal on the weekends bearable, and I say this as a weekend warrior who drags his young kids up there every weekend. Get up there before the...
  2. That article is giving conflicting reasons on why...

    That article is giving conflicting reasons on why the resort wasn't developed. It states:

    "In my mind, it was never about the environment," Wright said last week. "It was about a socioeconomic...
  3. Silverton is private property. At least the...

    Silverton is private property. At least the chairlift is. I'm pretty sure most of those small Montana resorts are also on private property or mostly private property. Moonlight Basin, one of the...
  4. As for logging on National Forests in the...

    As for logging on National Forests in the Cascades, below is a map of the NW Forest Plan. There is still logging in the National Forests in the Cascades, but it is relatively small compared to the...
  5. Tapped, as in housing is outrageously expensive...

    Tapped, as in housing is outrageously expensive relative to local wages tapped. No, Bend can definitely sprawl all the way to Burns if they want.
  6. From orchards to houses: Wenatchee's changing...

    From orchards to houses: Wenatchee's changing landscape
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  7. There is almost no logging on National Forests...

    There is almost no logging on National Forests lands in the Cascades of both WA and OR (spotted owl). Mining isn't that huge here either. There is no good skiing on any DNR state land (so you can't...
  8. Orchards? Give it ten years and there won't be...

    Orchards? Give it ten years and there won't be any orchards around Wenatchee. Just McMansions sprawling to Leavenworth and Plain. And it's just a matter of time before WA gets rid of single family...
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    That's the official word but when Trump was prez...

    That's the official word but when Trump was prez I could totally see Trump wanting the border to remain open and Trudeau saying no, but the official, diplomatic, statement is both countries agree to...
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    Norm Macdonald’s Comedy Was Quite Christian ...

    Norm Macdonald’s Comedy Was Quite Christian

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/opinion/norm-macdonald-christian-comedy.html

    Also interesting to me he grew up in Quebec but was not French...
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    Nothing. I don't know a single American who...

    Nothing. I don't know a single American who understands Biden's decisions on the US/Canada border. My guess is he is pissed Canada had their border closed for so long he's got to get payback to show...
  12. It doesn't take long for an area to go from...

    It doesn't take long for an area to go from hidden gem to overcrowded. In 1990, Wenatchee was bigger than Bend. Now Bend is three times the size of Wenatchee. Bend is tapped out and now it's...
  13. Check back with us in ten years when Wenatchee's...

    Check back with us in ten years when Wenatchee's population breaks 100k.
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    What percentage of American workers do you think...

    What percentage of American workers do you think are currently working from home? In March of 2021, 21%. 79% were leaving their home like the old days.
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    That's not correct. The original decision has no...

    That's not correct. The original decision has no bearing on the result of the second hearing. A judge can rule one way on the first hearing, and then rule a different way on the second hearing, and...
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    I disagree. Remember, there was no evidence in...

    I disagree. Remember, there was no evidence in front of Judge Howard except what was presented by the plaintiff. A similar situation occurs in requests for domestic violence protection orders. To get...
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    Bullshit. NPR either has their own lawyers on...

    Bullshit. NPR either has their own lawyers on staff to help them accurately report legal decisions, or they can reach out to attorneys to help them (who will assist for free if the media agrees to...
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    Includes updates on the Ohio case but NPR should...

    Includes updates on the Ohio case but NPR should not say the ruling was "reversed." A reversal implies that a higher court found that the lower court made an incorrect decision based on the evidence...
  19. Why is Baker limiting season pass sales? COVID...

    Why is Baker limiting season pass sales? COVID related? Quality control? I haven't heard of ski areas capping season pass sales. Isn't the point to sell as many season passes as they can? I know...
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    So my lone unvaxed friend said he got Moderna...

    So my lone unvaxed friend said he got Moderna shot 1 yesterday (after he got back from tripping balls for four days at Phish at the Gorge). He's a teacher and is mandated to get both doses. He's...
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    Benny, what you really need to do is get some of...

    Benny, what you really need to do is get some of that water to California. Those poor bastards have their National Forests and parks closed on them for the next two weeks cuz fire danger. Fuck that.
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    https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-candace-owens...

    https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-candace-owens-covid-test-aspen-texas-right-wing-skeptic-20210902-e326bqgxazbefnln7aaxidzuke-story.html

    No one doubts that once Owens had the lab lady's email,...
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    The owners of the lab say they haven't received...

    The owners of the lab say they haven't received any public funds. But Owens seems to disagree. I am not sure why this matters? A restaurant can receive public subsidy from the government and still...
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    As creepy as it sounds, I don't think there is...

    As creepy as it sounds, I don't think there is anything illegal for the lab to google research a prospective customer. And when they see she was anti-mask, they could politely emailed her that she...
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    Where do you read that? If there is a mask policy...

    Where do you read that? If there is a mask policy and she refuses, absolutely the business can and should refuse service. But here they canceled her appointment via email. Also, I haven't read...
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    I don't like it, but it is the law of the land....

    I don't like it, but it is the law of the land. The optics here just couldn't be worse. This isn't a restaurant or a bakery, it's a COVID testing facility. It would be perfectly fine for the owner of...
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    That's another part that irked me. In the lab's...

    That's another part that irked me. In the lab's email, she's complaining about how underpaid and overworked her staff is. But who has more control over that than the owner of the business? It's Aspen...
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    Ask yourself this-had the lab just given her the...

    Ask yourself this-had the lab just given her the test, would any of us know who Owens is? Does the lab's decision to deny Owens the test increase the vaccination rate in America? Sometimes you just...
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    Sounds like the TGR collective thinks it is...

    Sounds like the TGR collective thinks it is perfectly ok to not serve someone at a restaurant because of their political views and who they are (again, this is now a thing). While this may be legal,...
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    I never argued it was illegal. The Supreme Court...

    I never argued it was illegal. The Supreme Court lets you deny wedding cakes to gay people, which is also bullshit. Denying customers service because you disagree with them on some issue is now a...
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    I have a friend who hasn't been vaccinated. It's...

    I have a friend who hasn't been vaccinated. It's bullshit, and I think he's an idiot. But he's still my friend, and I like to go have beers with him. We do a pretty good job of avoiding the COVID...
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    I never said ACLU was against mandates, they have...

    I never said ACLU was against mandates, they have concerns with vaccine IDs. You guys can't read. You just want someone to hate.



    Old goat says it much more eloquently than I do.
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    I'll admit I don't know all the details of her...

    I'll admit I don't know all the details of her testing, other than what's been written in this thread. Hell, I had no idea who she was until she was mentioned in this thread. I know she is anti-vax,...
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    He's the number one podcast in America. His...

    He's the number one podcast in America. His interview where he got Elon Musk to smoke a joint with him has been viewed 24 million times on YouTube. .

    His Mike Tyson interview is one of his best....
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    They denied her medical service because of her...

    They denied her medical service because of her views on a subject. That is straight up bullshit. So what if her views end up costing lives. What if she was a huge proponent of teenagers smoking...
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    Wait, isn't that the opposite of what everyone...

    Wait, isn't that the opposite of what everyone else is doing? Masks for high school, and no masks for elementary? This article today in the Atlantic argues that based on everything we know to date,...
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    Not that they are dry, but that they are getting...

    Not that they are dry, but that they are getting drier relative to what it was like in the last 100 years.
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    Rogan is constantly self-depricating. That is...

    Rogan is constantly self-depricating. That is another reason people love him. He never claims to be smart and says people should never trust what he has to say.

    You also can't label him right...
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    Is there a levy that expires mid year?

    Is there a levy that expires mid year?
  40. Thread: Collegge

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    My freshman college roommate wouldn't bathe...

    My freshman college roommate wouldn't bathe either. But it didn't bother me too much as he would keep the window fully open year round (in Colorado). I had a good down sleeping back that I used on...
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    Get used to it. Check out the map below, which...

    Get used to it. Check out the map below, which shows the change in annual average precipitation in the last 30 years compared to the 20th century. Green is getting wetter. The greenest places in the...
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    Should we give booster shots to Americans, or...

    Should we give booster shots to Americans, or give our supply to the rest of the world who hasn't been vaccinated? What is happening in the US is trivial when the virus is still able to mutate...
  43. They make snow for all the Olympic venues. Real...

    They make snow for all the Olympic venues. Real snow just gets in the way. Have you seen the downhill course for Beijing? Looks like it could be in Alabama.
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  44. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    Bezos doing a swell job of trying to escape...

    Bezos doing a swell job of trying to escape liberal Seattle:

    Amazon is looking to fill nearly 55,000 open corporate and tech positions globally, including 40,000 in the U.S., the company announced...
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    A New Jersey woman calling herself the...

    A New Jersey woman calling herself the AntiVaxMomma on Instagram sold several hundred fake COVID-19 vaccination cards at $200 a pop to New York City-area jab dodgers, including people working in...
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    I take back that he is vaccinated. I thought I...

    I take back that he is vaccinated. I thought I heard him say that he was months ago on one of his shows, but I can't find anything to corroborate. Everything online now says he's being mum. He never...
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    Not defending Rogan, but he has argued that YOUNG...

    Not defending Rogan, but he has argued that YOUNG healthy people need not get Covid vaccinations. He's 54, so he's vaccinated.
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    What a bunch of babies. You can't skim past...

    What a bunch of babies. You can't skim past people's post who you don't care about what they have to say? I've lived in places dominated by the right (Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs) and dominated...
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    There is a rumor state ferry workers are going to...

    There is a rumor state ferry workers are going to skip work during Labor Day weekend in protest, which would shut down the ferry system.


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    That's just the Seattle elite's parents, who move...

    That's just the Seattle elite's parents, who move there after they hear what an awesome place it is. Just don't let them see the pro-life abortion graveyard outside of town.
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