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    In our society, this behavior is civilized. It is the behavior representative of our civilization. The inhabitants of the lowest rungs of the economic ladder no longer till the soil to scratch out an existence, they scan the channels to satiate fantasy or to feed a desire for materialistic goods whose ownership promises happiness.

     

    Our civilization no longer fosters (indirectly by necessity) the acquisition of the skill sets of survival. We need not produce anything to sustain our existence. Our culture ensures common sense to be uncommon. If there is a culprit behind the cause of this full-spectrum of ignorance, displayed from poor governmental leadership to the cited behavior in squalor, it is in our society's highest goal: the acquisition of monetary wealth. Follow the money, it leads to a legacy bankrupt in humanity.

     

    Dechristo this was very well stated. I'm choosing to form my own opinions about this mess, via informed, clear headed insight's vs media finger-pointing blather. Sad commentary on our society indeed, in it's ability to forsee immediate threats and come up with solution's before all hell breaks loose.

    Barry


  2. Who's up for something on the scale of Forbidden (west or east ridge), west ridge Stuart, No. ridge Sherpa, Prussik, Wa. Pass, Squamish, basically anything with some committment and high fun potential. Prefer to be someones solid belay slave on an aid route up to C2-3 (LIBERTY CRACK!) Have truck, good attitude and wall rack. PM or call 602-791-5685

    Barry bigdrink.gifthumbs_up.gif


  3. No, I'd say it was around '93-'94. I still have the sylabus somewhere. He never mentioned climbing and if you didn't know his background, you'd never have known what he was really all about.


  4. Forbidden, Prussik, or equivalent? Open to all suggestions and can leave tonight, return Wed. night late. Or Snow CW if weather's lousy on the west side. Whatever......I'll check pm's after work or it's 602-791-5685

    Barry


  5. I took a class at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wa. taught by Fred. He's got a ton of knowledge of Wa state history, but he's wacky as hell. He barely passed me!!!! I remember him walking around the front of the class like he was post-holing.......pointing with a stick he'd ripped from the bush on the way to class.........


  6. MZ thanks for posting, we all agonize when anyone is injured or killed in the mtn's. Perhaps Greg was a climber, the minute he put on his harness. I've found that this website is an amazing place to experience healing, to learn and grow. As mentioned, please stick around..........

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