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    “Even though I wasn’t born a poor black child, I...

    “Even though I wasn’t born a poor black child, I had to work so hard that ants would have passed out, and I had to walk 5 miles to the job and it was uphill both ways. All I had for lunch was...
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    Good link. Skip to page 13. Everyone read that...

    Good link. Skip to page 13. Everyone read that before commenting further on procedures.
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    A great line from that article:

    A great line from that article:
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    The pistol still should have been checked by the...

    The pistol still should have been checked by the armorer/weapons specialist before that person handed it to the actor, and the AD shouldn’t have handed it to the actor and he shouldn’t have called...
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    A really good, if long, article on some of the...

    A really good, if long, article on some of the people on a federal hotshot crew. Glad I’m retired.
    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a37910984/into-the-fire-wildfire-fighting-hotshots/

    Let...
  6. Y’know, this thread has taken on a very different...

    Y’know, this thread has taken on a very different tone for me since my wife passed away a few years ago. I still read it, and now it gives me a feeling of nostalgia, usually pretty pleasant. Things...
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    Back on topic, has this been posted yet? ...

    Back on topic, has this been posted yet?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/22/states-labor-quitting-turnvoer-jolts/

    The geography of the Great Resignation: First-time data shows...
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    I just saw this at the local Tesla place. 389934

    I just saw this at the local Tesla place.
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    The union just came off a near-strike situation,...

    The union just came off a near-strike situation, like a couple days ago, that was pretty bitter, so I’m taking what they say with a grain of salt for now.
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    I’ve been thinking that the armorer would have to...

    I’ve been thinking that the armorer would have to answer some questions.
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    You think this is bad, check out the comments in...

    You think this is bad, check out the comments in the OP article. Fucking idiots, makes me ashamed of my town.

    I know, “Never read the comments.”
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    A 42 year old woman friend works on movie crews...

    A 42 year old woman friend works on movie crews here in NM, the early reports didn’t give any more info on the death than it happened to a 42 year old female crew member. I was pretty relieved when...
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    389850

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    Nice day for a ride hereabouts. 389848

    Nice day for a ride hereabouts.
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    Fuck yeah! But I’ll be pretty surprised, make...

    Fuck yeah!

    But I’ll be pretty surprised, make that stunned, if it happens.
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    And then (hopefully) customers go elsewhere and...

    And then (hopefully) customers go elsewhere and the employer (hopefully) finally figures it out and raises wages instead of lowering standards…hopefully. In a perfect capitalist world anyway.
    ...
  17. These belong to bthompson22 now.

    These belong to bthompson22 now.
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    altasnob is either so seriously...

    altasnob is either so seriously challenged/ignorant about forest conditions and management that he should be ignored, or he’s trolling and should be ignored.

    Thanks for that article link...
  19. New deal. You donate $50 to your fave animal...

    New deal. You donate $50 to your fave animal shelter and I’ll send them to you.
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    Heh. Exactly. There I fixed your...

    Heh. Exactly.




    There I fixed your answer, AR, to whatcha shoulda sed.
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    Lol!

    Lol!
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    An amusing note about the incident objectives in...

    An amusing note about the incident objectives in the Wildfire Today article on the AlŪsal fire.
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    ^ :biggrin:

    ^ :biggrin:
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    Sometimes I really love this place.

    Sometimes I really love this place.
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    I meant to add earlier that it’s nice that Hanson...

    I meant to add earlier that it’s nice that Hanson has a UCD degree, but as a f’r instance there are a number of people with law degrees that seem to have some bad thinking going on.
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    I just want to say that this is one of the better...

    I just want to say that this is one of the better discussions I’ve seen on this topic on the interwebz anywhere. Carry on.
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    I’ll agree that some FS thinning may be a ruse to...

    I’ll agree that some FS thinning may be a ruse to sell lumber, but that should be looked at on a case by case basis rather than used as a case against thinning in general.

    I was in forestry...
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    So, should we just sweep and pave it after...

    So, should we just sweep and pave it after thinning? Of course there’s gonna be some stuff left over, but it’s going to be on the order of multiple tons/acre less than untreated, and it’ll be on the...
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    Ha! Smoldering cow turds were the worst! I...

    Ha! Smoldering cow turds were the worst! I remember having a piss pump and a shovel…misery.


    None have been tested yet as far as I know, though the Boy Scout camp one came close a few years...
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    Exactly, I just changed one word.

    Exactly, I just changed one word.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD9xK9smth4
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    A day or two ago. 388557

    A day or two ago.
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    I kind of hate to say it, thinning won’t stop...

    I kind of hate to say it, thinning won’t stop embers being blown from long distances (and unthinned areas) and lodged in structures when the wind is howling and fuel moisture percentages are in...
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    It’s all fun and games until the lawyers show up.

    It’s all fun and games until the lawyers show up.
  35. Say no more. I locked myself out of my truck at...

    Say no more. I locked myself out of my truck at least twice during that process.
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    I got this. Hey, it’s shorter than...

    I got this.


    Hey, it’s shorter than bodywhomper’s posts in the wildfire thread. ;)
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    No lights. At that time the ships flew without...

    No lights. At that time the ships flew without lights, because pilots wearing night vision goggles would be blinded or distracted by any lights - the NVGs amplify the available light. We trained to...
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    ‘77 recap. The two ships were headed in after...

    ‘77 recap. The two ships were headed in after drops to the landing pad to reload water, IIRC the LACo ship (Bell 205) came down on the USFS ship (Bell 212) from above on approach, about 100 feet...
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    That’s the ‘philosophy’ of any fire personnel...

    That’s the ‘philosophy’ of any fire personnel that have a clue. The drops on large fires are usually ‘CNN drops’ unless there’s a structure or other point protection objective. In my time air...
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    Follow up. ...

    Follow up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVi-UTF9PL4
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zndpi8tNZyQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zndpi8tNZyQ
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    Pretty much nailed it there J. I was on a...

    Pretty much nailed it there J.

    I was on a night-flying helitack crew in ‘77 (yeah, I’m old) - Rose Valley LPNF - when there was a mid-air collision between our ship and an LA County ship as they...
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    Shhh. He’s on a roll.

    Shhh. He’s on a roll.
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    At Taos, it’s wearing skis - I just heard there’s...

    At Taos, it’s wearing skis - I just heard there’s no skis and it’s brutal at Highlands. Taos is just sidestepping down the fall line with skis on. Boring, but not too hard.

    But yeah, don’t be...
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    Here’s your chance to earn a little sweat equity...

    Here’s your chance to earn a little sweat equity for a Taos pass. I got this in email but didn’t find it on their site yet. Cool program, I kinda wish I hadn’t already bought my pass.


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    Well, if the vehicle was purple…

    Well, if the vehicle was purple…
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    I donít know if this is delusional, lame, or...

    I donít know if this is delusional, lame, or what.
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    How many points for candle-light highlighting?...

    How many points for candle-light highlighting?
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    These days this might be posted every week.

    These days this might be posted every week.
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    https://bottlebluebook.com/blog/27/Have+a+Bottle+Y...

    https://bottlebluebook.com/blog/27/Have+a+Bottle+You+Want+to+Sell%253F+Here+are+the+4+Best+Ways+to+Offload+it%2521
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