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  1. War with Iran office pool

    I predict joint US/ Israel air strikes targeting first their AA missle defense networks and then a volley of cruise missles on the nuke facilities sooner rather than later. Coinciding with a no moon night or solar flare activity(if any) to take advantge of radio blackouts, geomagnetic storms in daylight. It'll be interesting to see how the latest Chinese and Russian detection/protection systems stack up on the Irainian side. I also wonder what arms Iran has close by to Israel territory in place for their response.
  2. What a coincidence...

    that the Haditha massacre blew over so fast when #2 Zarqawi got a couple of 500 pounders dropped on him. Do the Bushites keep juicy tidbits on tap for such an occasion? I don't believe in coincidences, they're just too neat and tidy.
  3. Thanks Dennis! -Impeach the Bastard!

    700,000+ think it's a good idea to impeach http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10562904
  4. Iraq

    Isn't it ironic that the "war" I oppose has brought me more profits through trading oil company stocks than ever before. And can any of you war mongers explain the difference between a soldier, freedom fighter, insurgent or terrorist? Or is it just in the eye of the beholder?
  5. Photo Caption Contest

    "What is the current Presidents IQ ?"
  6. Iraq

    This poor kid gets the "Dumb shit of the week award" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/International/story?id=4981945&page=1
  7. GM, ahead of the curve again

    Wait, this is 2008 not 2004 or earlier when the smart people(Toyota)were making plans for the future. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aLWDllz9eIMk&refer=us Rising gas prices? Boy that sure caught us by surprise. Yuk yuk. Decades of second rate engineering, abysmal quality control and styling ques picked up from a kindergarden art class trash can will finally be the death of this rotting corpse.
  8. Gas prices possibly heading soon to $6-$7 a gallon

    Wait until you see what happens to gas prices when Bush orders; 1. Operation VD( Venzuelean Destruction) through his Colombian proxy and 2. Israel makes a preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilies in Operation JEW TAA ( Jewish Empire Working Toward Arab Annilation ) In the meantime buy some oil company stocks.
  9. chinese climb Everest with Olympic torch

    [quote=mazegirl It's getting rediculous. I wouldn't bother responding anymore. Seeing that you were awake at 3:04am editing your drivel you won't be able to stay away
  10. "Support the Troops"!

    I don't support the troops. They're just brainwashed pawns and I wouldn't be surprised if every last one of them doesn't feel regret and sorrow over their actions in the coming years.
  11. chinese climb Everest with Olympic torch

    Why are you in this country if China is so great? Please take your Goebbels/Bush proproganda trash elsewhere.?v=YEzTtBvYATk
  12. The EZ way to write .....

    I tried out this versitile auto letter generator http://www.pakin.org/complaint/ It will decidedly surprise some people to hear me say this, but just thinking about America's perverted "compromises" is giving me a two-Tylenol headache. Let me begin by citing a range of examples from the public sphere. For starters, America's eccentricity is surpassed only by its vanity and its vanity is surpassed only by its empty theorizing. (Remember its theory that immoralism is a be-all, end-all system that should be forcefully imposed upon us?) If I didn't think America would undermine everyone's capacity to see, or change, the world as a whole, I wouldn't say that its demands are evil. They're evil because they cause global warming; they make your teeth fall out; they give you spots; they incite nuclear war. And, as if that weren't enough, America's reason is not true reason. It does not seek the truth but only ornery answers, yellow-bellied resolutions to conflicts. Still, America says it's going to introduce absurd, baseless, terror-ridden lawsuits intended to destroy the lives of countless innocent people in a lustrum or two. Is it out of its mischievous mind? The answer is fairly obvious when you consider that it likes forcing me to sell my soul to the devil. That's the most damnable thing about it. It's also why America uses pharisaism to empty garbage pails full of the vilest slanders and defamations on the clean garments of honorable people. That's the large elephant in the room that nobody ever talks about. Nevertheless, I contend that people really ought to start talking about it because then they'd realize that I cannot compromise with America; it is without principles. I cannot reason with it; it is without reason. But I can warn it and with a warning it must indubitably take to heart: I intend to look closely at America's opuscula to see what makes them so effectual at challenging all I stand for. I should expect to find -- this is a guess that I currently lack sufficient knowledge to verify -- that America's op-ed pieces are rife with contradictions and difficulties; they're utterly foolhardy, meet no objective criteria, and are unsuited for a supposedly educated population. And as if that weren't enough, America's pleas are related to the elements and bases of neocolonialism both organizationally and ideologically. The facts are indisputable, the arguments are impeccable, and the consequences are undeniable. So why does America warrant that it is a model organization? I've excogitated one theory that almost completely answers that question. Unfortunately, it fails to take into account that this is a lesson for those with eyes to see. It is a lesson not so much about America's adversarial behavior but about the way that we can never return to the past. And if we are ever to move forward to the future, we have to act as a positive role model for younger people. We must worry about two kinds of pea-brained spielers: uppity and benighted. America is among the former. I pause to note that as soon as America found the resources to do so it lost no time in breaking down our communities. The inevitable followed: Disagreeable egotists (especially the cocky type) started to pigeonhole people into predetermined categories. The scariest part of all of this is that I've never bothered America. Yet America wants to make us the helpless puppets of our demographic labels. Whatever happened to "live and let live"? It may seem at first that you and I have a lot more class than America. When we descend to details, however, we see that its few successes exhibit no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity. Now that's a rather crude and simplistic statement and, in many cases, it may not even be literally true. But there is a sense in which it is generally true, a sense in which it truly expresses how plaguing our minds is a hallmark of a totalitarian regime. End of story. Actually, I should add that I admit I have a tendency to become a bit insensitive whenever I rebuke it for trying to use every conceivable form of diplomacy, deception, pressure, coercion, bribery, treason, and terror to plague our minds. While I am desirous of mending this tiny personality flaw, whenever America announces that it does the things it does "for the children", its bedfellows applaud on cue and the accolades are long and ostentatious. What's funny is that they don't provide similar feedback whenever I tell them that America loves getting up in front of people and telling them that children should get into cars with strangers who wave lots of yummy candy at them. It then boasts about how it'll lay down diktats that force me to put myself in harm's way by next weekend. It's all part of the media spectacle that is America. Of course, it soaks it up and wallows in it like a pig in mud. Speaking of pigs and mud, every so often you'll see America lament, flog itself, cry mea culpa for stirring up trouble, and vow never again to be so headlong. Sadly, it always reverts to its old behavior immediately afterwards, making me think that it has repeatedly threatened to focus too much on one side of the equation and not enough on the broader perspective of things. Maybe that's just for maximum scaremongering effect. Or maybe it's because America says that the few of us who complain regularly about its antics are simply spoiling the party. That is the most despicable lie I have ever heard in my entire life. Sure, we could just sit back and let America violate the basic tenets of journalism and scholarship, but that prospect really grates on people who have any kind of common sense. If I were elected Ruler of the World, my first act of business would be to embrace the cause of self-determination and recognize the leading role and clearer understanding of those people for whom the quintessential struggle is an encompassing liberation movement against the totality of irreligionism. I would further use my position to inform certain segments of the Earth's population that I respect the English language and believe in the use of words as a means of communication. Foul underachievers like America, however, consider spoken communication as merely a set of noises uttered to excite emotions in superstitious adolescents in order to convince them to threaten our core values, allegiances, and beliefs. While this letter hasn't provided anything in the way of a concrete plan of action, it may help us focus our thinking a little better when we do work out a plan. For now, we must address the real issues faced by mankind. I will unmistakably be happy to have your help in this endeavor.
  13. I've got G.A.S.

    Gear Aquisition Syndrome that is. My gear closet is a virtual time capsule of materials and specializtion. Goretex gave way to soft shell which gave way to e-event. Enough jackets, pants, mitts to outfit a small army. They all worked well enough in their time, except for GoreTex which contrary to marketing hype does not breathe. Synthetic parks, down parkas. Synthetic sleeping bags, down sleeping bags. Bivy sacs and tents, different materials and sizes.Sleeping pads of all description. And how many frikking ice axes does one need? Long, short , straight, curved, leash less or not. I found that I still had my original 3 piece steel fork, knife,spoon camper utensil set. Of course I also have a lexan and Titanium set. Trail runners, light hikers, plastics, high altitude boots would have one believe that I run a second hand boot shop as a sideline. I won't even touch on my quiver of skis... It may be hard to believe but I am actually quite anti- consumerism and only upgrade stuff if it does a better job or is lighter. Is there a cure for G.A.S.?
  14. 100 days

    A couple of my buddies are trying to get turns in 100 days this year/season. So far they've got 5, I've got 3. How about you guys?
  15. The Very Visible Hand

    GW needs to invade some more countries and fast to show the rest of us that America is still a bad ass. Oh wait that didn't work out so well last time....
  16. Spearhead traverse prepare for latte liberals!

    Thankfully 99.999% of those Americans that will read the article are fat, addicted to reality TV and have no interest in actually going outdoors during inclement weather. However, they all do wear North Face parkas down to the local Starbucks on brisk winter days.
  17. political correctness

    Confucius say:"Man who goes to sleep with itchy bum wake up with smelly finger"
  18. [TR] This Be the Place - FAWK 2/16/2008

    Glad to hear everyone is OK.The avy conditions around these parts are like playing russian roulette. I really, really want to go out and ski/climb stuff but haven't for 2 months now due to the conditions. Unless something changes in the snowpack soon, I'll be waiting until springtime.
  19. Castro Stepping Down

    The brilliance of the US foreign policy really shows at this moment in history. The embargo was a success!
  20. Scarpa F1 boots for AT ski

    I have found these are the perfect backcountry boot and have used them exclusively for the last 3 years. The people who say you need a 4 buckle boot to drive a big ski are just parroting the marketing hypesters. My Icelantic Shamans 160/110/130 are big and steep chutes/faces/powder are what our group like to ski. Super comfy to walk in. Crampons fits them well. Light weight. Some adventures here http://hydrogenplusstupidity.blogspot.com/ scroll halfway dowm to Mt. Fissile, Banana chute for some steeps.
  21. 100 days

    If you're on Facebook there is an application called Snowbook that you can keep track ski days. So far this season our "crew" has put in between 18 and 43 days so far. Linky http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=5822701842
  22. A feel good moment from 2007

    Seeing my 2 1/2 year old daughter on skis for the 1st time. _FDUc46KTPs
  23. Billy Poole RIP

    Everyone who gets out of bed in the morning faces varying degrees of risk. We climbers and skiers push the limits sometimes looking for whatever high gets us out in the first place. But looking at the video makes me think that you can only pull the tail of a sleeping tiger so many times before it wakes up and eats you.

    Use a very simple technique known as short selling when the market is dropping. Try it and you'll like to be on the dark side. It's been EZ pickings lately. I find the headlines that scream "market sufferers biggest drop in X years" quite amusing. It's much better to just go with the flow, whatever direction it is.
  25. Tomahawks over Tehran?

    Lots of bellicose dick waving by W. and company lately over Iran. He wouldn't be stupid enough to start war on another front before the first one is over would he? I mean Hitler did it but...on the other hand the US economy could use a little boost.Hhmmmm what to do, what to do.