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  1. charlet moser quasars

    i have pulsars... and a permanately bruised pinky to show for it. the reach for all these tools is the same probably about 45cm. the difference comes from the bent shaft, which will allow you to swing/hook around bulges. the bent shaft gives your knuckles a bit of a break and i feel that it provides a slightly more natural gripping position (but not as good as say the ergos). all that said, pulsars have been around for freakin eternity, there is a reason for that, but more modern designs are defintely nicer. axar is a great tool, but my nexy set is gonna be quarks. cheers and happy knuckle bashing
  2. Cool Election Maps

    florida looks like a dick...fancy that
  3. Petzl aztar for waterfall ice ?

    aztars work fine on waterfall ice in alaska. i imagine they will work just as well in cali
  4. Political Compass

    whaddya know, i'm right in there with Nelson Mandela, The Dalai Lama, and Ghandi. damn fine company if you ask me!
  5. rate these suckers

    1. quark - these work very well with me 2. cobra - feel kinda strange to me, but work just fine 3. grivel - no experience with i climb on old school pulsars, they work great if you like to bash your knuckles, they seem "more solid" than all the above axes to me. i.e. no qualms about beating the hell out of them, but that's probably because i am geting to be as old school as my axes. if i bought a new pair today it would be quarks.
  6. The Other Side

    Here is a prime example of the shrub's admin trying to push their religious views on me via politics. President Bush has announced his plan to select Dr. W. David Hager to head up the Food and drug Administration's (FDA) Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee. The committee has not met for more than two years, during which time its charter lapsed. As a result, the Bush Administration is tasked with filling all eleven positions with new members. This position does not require Congressional approval. The FDA's Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee makes crucial decisions on matters relating to drugs used in the practice of obstetrics, gynecology and related specialties, including hormone therapy, contraception, treatment for infertility, and medical alternatives to surgical procedures for sterilization and pregnancy termination. Dr. Hager, the author of "As Jesus Cared for Women: Restoring Women Then and Now"; The book blends biblical accounts of Christ healing Women with case studies from Hager's practice. His views of reproductive health care are far outside the mainstream for reproductive technology. Dr. Hager is a practicing OB/GYN who describes himself as "pro-life"; and refuses to prescribe contraceptives to unmarried women. In the book Dr. Hager wrote with his wife, entitled "Stress and the Woman's Body," he suggests that women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome should seek help from reading the bible and praying. As an editor and contributing author of "The Reproduction Revolution: A Christian Appraisal of Sexuality Reproductive Technologies and the Family"; Dr. Hager appears to have endorsed the medically inaccurate assertion that the common birth control pill is an abortifacient. We are concerned that Dr. Hager's strong religious beliefs may color his assessment of technologies that are necessary to protect women's lives or to preserve and promote women's health. Hager's track record of using religious beliefs to guide his medical decision-making makes him a dangerous and inappropriate candidate to serve as chair of this committee. Critical drug public policy and research must not be held hostage by anti-abortion politics. Members of this important panel should be appointed on the basis of science and medicine, rather than politics and religion. American women deserve no less.
  7. The Other Side

  8. The Other Side

    The "Patriot" Act reduced civil liberty. Bush's administration has accelerated the rape of the environment and the pollution of the air, water, and land. He has destroyed our credibility around the globe as a progressive leader on the environment and international justice (Kyoto, ICC, etc) and has reinforced our image as an international bully which is why the US is despised by many people around the world. He has done nothing to make this country or this planet a better place to live. He has sent innocent Americans off to kill innocent Iraqis all the while sitting behind a desk and making millions of dollars for his corporate cronies. He is a fucking criminal and I hope he rots in hell. Soon. p.s. Did any of you actually go read that forum I posted the link to? Yeah, right, his religious convictions were the basis for all the stuff you rant about. i prety much agree with all of these things, but didn't post them because they are not specifically relion based. i do feel however that the conservatie religious views are expressed loud and clear through any number of these policies yes, i went to the forum. it was just one sided bashing. blah
  9. The Other Side

    kask, i honestly could care less about the presidents religious beliefs. i do care about him inflicting his beliefs on me. with the superior court apointments bound to come up soon, it makes me nervous. plus the way he is so damn righteous about what he is doing in the middle east. his views on where religion and politics should mix are too extremist for my taste.
  10. The Other Side

    my problem with the whole born-again thing is that our president has used it as part of his platform. he believes in a number of the tenants of this religion and is trying to incorporate them into the fabric of our country. i strongly believe in a HUGE seperation in church and state and i feel that many of the people who voted for the shrub, did not do so based on his religious beliefs. and it concerns me greatly that his beliefs could be used to tell me what i can do in my life.
  11. The Other Side

    i don't have a side. i think sides are a major part of the problems in this country. we have to pick our candidate based on party lines, hell i disagree/agree with the dems and reps on any number of topics. stating that i think having a born again christian as a president is a bit on the fringe is not slander to my mind, just what i think. hell there was a huge uproar becuase JFK was a catholic, and that was a hell of a lot more mainstream than born again
  12. The Other Side

    i've mentioned before (somewhere) the problem with politcs/beliefs is that many people can not have a huge debate (say on the house floor) and then go for a pint afterward. we get so polarized that we have to hate the person, not just what they represent. i can completely disagree with someone, but have no beef with the person. wish people just didn't take everything so damn personally, and that people didn't have to send out personal attacks
  13. The Other Side

    eloguently said sexual chocolate, kask, the examples you are putting up for the left-wing nutballs are exactly that. way the hell out on the fringe. problem is when you start talking about the right wing nutballs then that immediately goes to the politics of the day. our president is a born-again christian. for me that is out on the fringe
  14. The Other Side

    Werd, although i think that the people who voted for bush are illogical cause that guy is a numb-nut
  15. The Other Side

    i am more than happy to respond to any of my views/beliefs with logic, if they are challenged with logic, but the shit you are putting up is just generalizations
  16. The Other Side

    well, if your buddhist you have a problem with causing other animals pain...not everyone on this earth has a christian view or no view at all. there are plenty of other options. think about it.
  17. The Other Side

    were omnivores, and we have developed a conscience through evolution, and we have the ability to choose. i disagree with your rationale
  18. The Other Side

    according to liberals? well i'm a liberal, and i don't think mass murderers commit crimes because of genetic flaws, i think they are just fucked in the head. don't care if gays are born that way or not. i give a fuck about their sex lives about as much as they care about mine. yes, there have been studies showing some differences in genetic make-up of different population groups, don't need to be a "liberal" to believe that...it's called science. so mock away, but the shit you are talking about is pointless, how about ways to help out the poor, ways to settle down the troubles in the mid-east, ways to stop creating new jihad loving enemies, how about balancing our national budget and providing more funds for education than for blowing shit up. if you have some ideas on these issues bring em on, otherwise your just posting stupid-ass banter stereotyping liberals. Big Fucking Deal
  19. The Other Side

    most of the vegan nutballs i know are fully aware that man is an omnivorous species. they choose to go a different route because they can (another quirky part of human evolution ). and how can you not make fun of creationists? if your gonna believe in that shit you should be made fun of.
  20. Backcountry touring pack

    i've had the heli pro for about 5 years now. manage to carry tools just fine on it, i put the tools in the shovel loop and put the shovel inside. actually it's what i use for winter climbs. holds either my board or skis just fine and i can fit the essentials in it. unless htey have changed the design it will work great
  21. What Will He Do?

    pppffff. won't find me there
  22. What Will He Do?

    that is one F'ed up situation. makes my stomach churn.
  23. Scotland

    haven't been myself but my roomie and a good friend have, i believe a car is very helpful. there is a hostel in the nevis area, so should be pretty cheap. bring a file, your tools will be dull. i borrowed my buddies tools after he returned they were so dull i could rub them on my cheek and not even get a scratch!
  24. What are you doing today to please Ullr?

    it won't work. you gotta use the large animals
  25. What are you doing today to please Ullr?

    going skate skiing