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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Russian doctrine also calls for a higher...

    Russian doctrine also calls for a higher concentration of ADA capabilities organic down to the platoon and company level. In theory this gives their subordinate commanders higher protection...
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    The number of shot down Russian planes is still...

    The number of shot down Russian planes is still pretty small. I maintain they have held the majority back.


    This isn’t surprising, and honest would likely be true of any country in any war. Most...
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Russian air is held back due to fears of an...

    Russian air is held back due to fears of an impending NATO invasion. It’s my belief Russia fears NATO would capitalize on the opening if their air became decisively engaged over Ukraine. They do not...
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    This shit is hilarious TYFYS mixed reviews...

    This shit is hilarious

    TYFYS

    mixed reviews on the skis from folks so far. Decent touring rig for lighter folks who are generally more technical skiers.
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    lol. K-14 Had several thoughts and didn’t...

    lol. K-14

    Had several thoughts and didn’t edit them all down correctly. Fuck it. K-16. 4 more years of education/ structured development but you don’t get to vote until 22 either
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    I’d think we could benefit from changing the K-12...

    I’d think we could benefit from changing the K-12 public education model to K-16. The extra 2 could be a choose your own adventure of trade school or community college. Additionally we raise the...
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    The education spending out of my property taxes...

    The education spending out of my property taxes to cover K-12 spending doesn’t inherently give those families an advantage over me in the economy.


    I mean the former. Even if taxpayers covered...
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    Does that include a sunk flagship cost?

    Does that include a sunk flagship cost?
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    Ok, but why should the taxpayers who didn’t...

    Ok, but why should the taxpayers who didn’t qualify for college pay for this kid’s education? Wouldn’t it be better to use that money to improve the public K-12 education so a) kid in question was...
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    Couple things. Room and board has skyrocketed...

    Couple things. Room and board has skyrocketed over the last 20 years as schools have torn down the old dorms and cafeteria dinning halls to build single occupancy apartment style housing and food...
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    I don’t know about dirt bikes and season passes...

    I don’t know about dirt bikes and season passes but student loans are used to prop up a pretty high standard of living among students. A surprisingly high number of students on loans manage to live...
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    The military prefers 18-25 year olds because they...

    The military prefers 18-25 year olds because they generally have an untrained aerobic heart rate around 160. They can sustain a pretty physically grueling profession with less overuse injuries than...
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Anyone actually tried to buy rubles recently?...

    Anyone actually tried to buy rubles recently? Posted rate is one thing but if no one is buying or selling them it’s largely moot.
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ben and Jerry’s have a pretty glorious history of...

    Ben and Jerry’s have a pretty glorious history of being insufferable cunts who weaponize their simpleton takes as an alternative to conventional marketing.
  15. Thread: Trucks.

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    This seems like a serious lack in the market....

    This seems like a serious lack in the market. Especially since much of the current truck market requires prolonged use away from reliable charging sources. A plug in hybrid 1/2 ton would be a great...
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    Just an FYI, FSB aren’t the ones murking Russian...

    Just an FYI, FSB aren’t the ones murking Russian Oligarchs or dissidents around the world. FSB is pretty dysfunctional and incompetent as an organization. Still dangerous for sure but Putin doesn’t...
  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    What are the consequences of inaction in this...

    What are the consequences of inaction in this situation? When do we draw the line? Peace through appeasement isn’t worth it. Furthermore peace through appeasing the wants of dictators and strongmen...
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    In sequence: Genocide or not it is a moral...

    In sequence:
    Genocide or not it is a moral imperative to those who believe in democracy and self governance to stop dictators from bullying their sovereign neighbors.

    While a true humanitarian...
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Clearly a simulation of some sort. ATGMs are...

    Clearly a simulation of some sort.

    ATGMs are traveling too fast and straight at first look. Plus they are direct impact not top impact. Explosion on the first hit is also more indicative of a...
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    An M31 is guided. I’m just a ground dude but I...

    An M31 is guided. I’m just a ground dude but I have high confidence in the DPICM version making tanks/vehicles go away at 70km if they are generally in the area it’s fired in.
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    Is the road open to silver star yet?

    Is the road open to silver star yet?
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    M31 can change the landscape past 70km. Russian...

    M31 can change the landscape past 70km. Russian ones can go further. US Doctrine is focused on using penetration air attacks for the deeper fight, as well as having relatively uncontested airspace.
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Apparently Russian ADA was a bit active last...

    Apparently Russian ADA was a bit active last night; or tried to be.
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Russian MLRS have ranges of 45-100+ Km

    Russian MLRS have ranges of 45-100+ Km
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    I sincerely doubt there will be a coup. It’s...

    I sincerely doubt there will be a coup.

    It’s crazy to me how many news agencies and people are wondering if this will go on for months. It’s going to last years. Aside from the months...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    I think Czar Putin dies of natural causes before...

    I think Czar Putin dies of natural causes before anyone knocks him off. I don’t think that’s a long ways away.

    I’m also pretty sure our national security council has a better idea of what’s going...
  27. Thread: Ukraine

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    My guess is this ends in a few years after the...

    My guess is this ends in a few years after the Russian military culminates following back and forth offensives over eastern Ukraine. The Luhansk and Donetsk areas get recognized as separate states,...
  28. Thread: Ukraine

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    Username checks out, never thought about it, but...

    Username checks out, never thought about it, but were/are you a mortar dude?
  29. Thread: Ukraine

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    413666 Russians are not the only ones who make...

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    Russians are not the only ones who make this mistake. Difference is we do it in training exercises they never conducted. I somehow don’t think they have fully learned yet.
  30. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    413665 Sufficient pairing for tonight’s take out...

    413665
    Sufficient pairing for tonight’s take out sushi
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Tucker Carlson is a scripted act designed to use...

    Tucker Carlson is a scripted act designed to use crafted outrage to make a profit off of the emotions of poorly educated Americans. There is nothing about the man or his show worthy of the words...
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Yes, but your Survivability increases in a...

    Yes, but your Survivability increases in a prepared fighting position. Fires are significantly less effective. Ukraine’s ability to contest both the air and electronic domain have drastically reduced...
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Generally fighting from a prepared defense allows...

    Generally fighting from a prepared defense allows you better odds of winning. Keep in mind Ukraine has had 8 years to develop their engagement areas throughout the eastern part of their country....
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    Sticky: Be happy to help you out if those 3rd string...

    Be happy to help you out if those 3rd string SR95s start lacking use…
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    183 Forma skis bigger than a 190 SFB IMO.

    183 Forma skis bigger than a 190 SFB IMO.
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    Pollard’s skis have always been generally shorter...

    Pollard’s skis have always been generally shorter than standard. The forma skis significantly bigger than it’s 183 length would make you think though.
  37. If you make you boot 3mm mm shorter per size it...

    If you make you boot 3mm mm shorter per size it is lighter. If everyone else is doing it, and you don’t, your boot is too heavy to dumb idiots on the internet,
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    All boots are a 130
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    Lack of an HR department was the main gripe I...

    Lack of an HR department was the main gripe I heard from actual employees. Housing was next up. Both are being addressed in the email. We will see if done in a significant manner.

    Stated a...
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    I don’t think they need to. Just pointing out a...

    I don’t think they need to. Just pointing out a brand doesn’t need to offer everything to have a very good offering which satisfies many people.

    I’m a big believer in companies focusing on what...
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    Billy Goats are more than 10% of your skiing if...

    Billy Goats are more than 10% of your skiing if you’re doing it right. Some of us don’t ski mission exclusively.
    But no, I can build a very capable and well rounded set of skis out of ON3Ps current...
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    Older BGs, For truly deep: Revolt 121s, black...

    Older BGs,
    For truly deep: Revolt 121s, black crows Nocta
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    I seriously doubt legalizing weed for the armed...

    I seriously doubt legalizing weed for the armed forces would reduce cocaine use.
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    Agree, imagine not unless it’s a hookup...

    Agree, imagine not unless it’s a hookup situation. Generally the ‘early’ releases are partially there to help retailers sell full priced items to enthusiasts when most everything else is discounted.
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    Black crows because they have more models and...

    Black crows because they have more models and shapes of freeride skis than all the other brands put together. Just through pure volume they are bound to have a couple options which work for me.
    ...
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    Why wouldn’t they try and push people to towards...

    Why wouldn’t they try and push people to towards buying a pass? While backcountry skiers generally have the most entitled outlook on life of anyone they have no inherent right to park in the Crystal...
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    I expect a significant number of current pass...

    I expect a significant number of current pass holders to buy the $2k Xtal+Ikon pass. The reality is xtal remains a premium product relative to other WA ski areas, if not on the level of WB/Big...
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    It’s part of the FAA communication system. Keep...

    It’s part of the FAA communication system. Keep airliners from running into each other and all that.
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    Yes, and yes. It’s more just a comment on the...

    Yes, and yes.

    It’s more just a comment on the state of the market.

    I honestly have no idea what Altera charges for food in the lodges
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    $1700 + pay for parking + ikon add on, is IMO a...

    $1700 + pay for parking + ikon add on, is IMO a reasonable market rate and still provides easily identifiable value to people who want to take a ski vacation. The young adult pricing however, seems...
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