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  1. Did they have corporate campaign contributions in Lincoln's day?

    cool quote from one of abe's letters to a friend:

    "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the (Civil) war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."


    :tup: Prescient.

  2. bootied a piece off of the third pitch of SE Corner today. please describe and it will be returned. (Note: I believe we overheard the party ahead of us discussing the loss of the piece. man and woman.)

  3. A friend of mine got married to Tyler's sister a few years ago. I hung out with the wedding party at a rented house afterwards and met Tyler. I was already familiar with his avatar here and was happily surprised to meet the unassuming person behind it. We hung out late into the night.


    Tyler seemed just really good at life, and I was sorry I didn't get to climb with him or see him again. I suspect most people who met him felt similarly drawn to him. He was a brilliant and exceptional person.



  4. These puppies are still in good shape. I have the dual and monopoints for 'em. They are rigid, automatic, forged steel military grade spikes. I've never had them pop off my boots.


    random pic from internet happens to be based here, on cc.com:




    I'm selling them because snow balls up on them like crazy. I've almost died several times (exaggeration - a couple times, not "several") due to the heinous snow accumulation. They'd be great for vertical waterfall ice / ice cragging in a non-alpine environment without a snowy approach.


    $20 obo, local pickup in Portland preferred. If interested in a picture, I can snap one. I feel lazy though. Would also accept beer.

  5. I would post this on T-A-Y but it seems to be down at the moment.


    I have a bunch of P-Tex sticks I will give away. I have both clear and black sticks. Bonus; they are in a Spademan plate box!


    It appears these still sell for about $1.25 per stick. I have about 15. Hopefully I'll never gash my skis so as to require so much p-tex. PM if interested. Pick up in downtown Portland. Must take all.


    Come get 'em before they join the Great Pacific Garbage Patch!


    Not relevant, but I'm also giving away a stapler and three-hole punch.


    [Edit: REI charges an offensive amount of money for these. Hopefully someone feels like they scored by taking them off my hands.]

  6. For Trade: 183 cm Black Diamond "The Machines" with pre-cut BD Skins (includes Skin Saver). I re-glued the skins at the end of last season. The glue is very strong. I also purchased a screw-in tip holder kit for the tip loop. Looking for about $20 worth of beer for this kit.




    No core shots on the ski bases. they have been mounted three times so you'll want to pick your mounting option carefully. This is a very fun, torsionally rigid ski ideal for spring volcano trips. Pick up in downtown Portland.