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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:42:18pm

Fortunately it didn’t boost his approval numbers.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:43:25pm

Thought about maybe making a Twitter account to share some of my short poems. I thought it might help me get some exposure.

Thoughts?

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Amory Blaine  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:45:00pm

With media reactions like Brian Williams had, I got a bad taste of Iraq in my mouth. I’m sure a lot of people had a sense of deja vu.

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Skip Intro  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:45:39pm

Can we PLEASE get an option to disable the video box from appearing? Put it in the user control panel. Make it only available to subscribers. Whatever.

But please add it. It’s killing my iPad and just plain annoying to have to constantly click the ‘X’ to shut it down.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:45:53pm
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Kaessa  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:46:29pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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Bacon seeds!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:46:31pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Thought about maybe making a Twitter account to share some of my short poems. I thought it might help me get some exposure.

Thoughts?

Lots of poets and poetry resources on twitter. Just for starters:
@PoetrySociety
@TNYPoetry
@poetryfoundation
@poetrymagazine

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Timothy Watson  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:50:31pm

Unpossible, Trump never settles!

Just days after the Trump Organization and Chef Jose Andres’ ThinkFoodGroup announced a settlement in their dueling lawsuits over Andres’ decision to pull out of plans for a Trump International Hotel restaurant, a settlement of a similar dispute involving celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian has been announced.

Like the Andres settlement, terms of the Zakarian settlement weren’t disclosed.

“I am glad that we were able to work together cooperatively to put this matter behind us and wish Trump International the very best going forward,” said Louis Ceruzzi, the New York real estate developer who had agreed to back Zakarian’s restaurant.

Ceruzzi’s BVS Acquisition Co. LLC was named in the lawsuit, as was Zakarian’s company CZ-National LLC.

“After an intense, two-year legal battle, we are pleased we were able to amicably resolve our differences and wish Geoffrey continued success,” said The Trump Organization in a statement.

wtop.com

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:51:59pm

Ah-yep. Olbermann pretty much nailed it. Kayfabe rules the day once again. This is Trump’s world, and we just live in it.

Gaah.

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(alpuz)  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:53:36pm

re: #8 Timothy Watson

Whoops, meant to respond to Timothy.

“amicably” Yeah, that there word is a tell. Been there…

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:56:11pm

I love this. Democrats are thinking about no tax reform until they see Trump’s returns.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 10, 2017 • 5:59:55pm

ICYAremissingit

Better Call Saul marathon has been on all day.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:00:10pm

This tweet totally came from staff, not the yam

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Charles Johnson  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:02:20pm

re: #4 Skip Intro

Can we PLEASE get an option to disable the video box from appearing? Put it in the user control panel. Make it only available to subscribers. Whatever.

But please add it. It’s killing my iPad and just plain annoying to have to constantly click the ‘X’ to shut it down.

Your Account Settings now have an option labeled “Keep video in view.” Uncheck it and save your settings and the video will never pop down to the bottom right again.

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whitebeach  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:02:53pm

The media don’t “fall for” this stuff. They aid and abet because ratings. I doubt there’s a “reporter” anywhere, even among the countless airheads on Fox, who doesn’t know the score, but they also know the bottom line on their paychecks. Fuck it, if Trump nuked London, almost every one of these craven bootsuckers would be looking only for ways to string the story out, MBF it, and do whatever it took to keep their corporate bosses happy and the views and clicks coming. Except for the occasional hardnosed holdout fighting a last stand on some lonely hillside, journalism has been dead in this country so long it has lichens growing on its tombstone.

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Skip Intro  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:05:29pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy, we’re not worthy.

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(alpuz)  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:06:40pm

re: #15 whitebeach

A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi in a symbiotic relationship.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:07:25pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes you are right. It is very well written and it makes sense.

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Skip Intro  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:09:59pm

re: #12 Stanley Sea

So, where is Saul? I’m getting bored with slippin’ Jimmy.

Oh, and more Jonathon Banks please.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:10:16pm

Stunt indeed. Could Scott Ritter be right to doubt the veracity of the Trump administration line? Too easy, so seriously doubt the Syrians did it? Maybe the Syrians hit an Al Nusra chemical stash, maybe chlorine rather than sarin. I think that’s worth watching but could be a futile as Trump tax returns. Just won’t come out.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:11:48pm

re: #3 Amory Blaine

With media reactions like Brian Williams had, I got a bad taste of Iraq in my mouth. I’m sure a lot of people had a sense of deja vu.

I just switched SiriusXM to the Siriusly Sinatra channel when that gasbag flipped his lid.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:15:06pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:15:10pm

re: #19 Skip Intro

So, where is Saul? I’m getting bored with slippin’ Jimmy.

Oh, and more Jonathon Banks please.

I love slippin Jimmy!

Hopefully tonight.

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Archangelus  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:17:03pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:19:36pm
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Amory Blaine  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:20:22pm

I am finally watching GoT (on season 5 now). All those years of putting my fingers in my ears avoiding spoilers finally paid off. o_O

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nines09  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:22:56pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Thought about maybe making a Twitter account to share some of my short poems. I thought it might help me get some exposure.

Thoughts?

Do it. Period.

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gocart mozart  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:23:51pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:25:47pm

re: #3 Amory Blaine

With media reactions like Brian Williams had, I got a bad taste of Iraq in my mouth. I’m sure a lot of people had a sense of deja vu.

Awww, Williams was just reliving that one day he was aboard a ship in the Gulf and he got to push the button to fire one of the Tomahawk cruise missiles. It was one of the most awesome times of his life. He remembers it like it was yesterday.

What?

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ObserverArt  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:29:09pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

Your Account Settings now have an option labeled “Keep video in view.” Uncheck it and save your settings and the video will never pop down to the bottom right again.

Damn, you are too good to us!

(I don’t have a problem with the video box, but your addressing people’s wants is to be commended.)

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Charles Johnson  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:30:40pm

This is a project I’ve been working on, and it’s really turning into something pretty cool.

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BeachDem  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:38:59pm

O’Henry’s Full House is on TCM tonight at 10:15 EDT. I love that movie. (Alternate viewing option for those who don’t Call Saul.) Five O’Henry stories, all star cast and John Steinbeck as the narrator. What’s not to like?

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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:51:15pm

This is cool!

Iframe

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:53:47pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

hey, did you see this?

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:54:13pm

New Page up. Los Angeles in music. I’m digging in deep on some research about Los Angeles over the last 100 years. The music provided a little relief to the tedium.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:55:02pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:55:24pm

re: #32 BeachDem

O’Henry’s Full House is on TCM tonight at 10:15 EDT. I love that movie. (Alternate viewing option for those who don’t Call Saul.) Five O’Henry stories, all star cast and John Steinbeck as the narrator. What’s not to like?

5 minutes to Saul!!

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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:55:38pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s Tuck Season on Mt. Washington. Careful out there!

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retired cynic  Apr 10, 2017 • 6:57:39pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

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This is a project I’ve been working on, and it’s really turning into something pretty cool.

Excellent work! (And I don’t even do twitter!)

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bratwurst  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:02:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:03:12pm

oh, barf…

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calochortus  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:05:38pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, barf…

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You won’t be going to see it? (Yes, I remember your review of the book.)

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retired cynic  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:06:18pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, barf…

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Maybe Opie can fix it….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:06:50pm

re: #43 retired cynic

Maybe Opie can fix it….

LOL.
No, I don’t think so…

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SteveMcG RN  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:08:08pm

re: #42 calochortus

Well, maybe the movie won’t live up to the book.

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Cheechako  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:08:46pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

In my much, much younger days, my Dad and I climbed to the summit of Mt. Washington via Tuckerman Ravine. We were so beat up we hitched a ride down in someone’s private vehicle.

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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:13:32pm

re: #46 Cheechako

Tuckerman’s Ravine is the real deal from a skier’s perspective. On my bucket list, for sure.

Insane Steep Skiing at Tuckerman Ravine | Season Pass

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:13:47pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:20:03pm

re: #48 goddamnedfrank

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Young Matthew McConaughey?

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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:24:12pm

re: #49 Unshaken Defiance

Young Matthew McConaughey?

From Dazed & Confused.

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Cheechako  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:24:46pm

re: #47 teleskiguy

I remember it being as steep as they mentioned in the video. Standing upright on the head-wall with rocks only inches from your face.

This was so long ago that there wasn’t much in climbing gear. WW2 surplus pack-sacks and web belts with Army canteens. I think I was wearing my PF Flyers for foot gear!

I learned early on that climbing mountains was only necessary in case of sudden, hugh tidal waves.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:25:03pm

re: #49 Unshaken Defiance

Wooderson!

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:25:40pm
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MsJ  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:26:13pm

re: #50 teleskiguy

From Dazed & Confused.

I thought it was Veronica Mars.

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makeitstop  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:29:56pm

re: #35 Unshaken Defiance

New Page up. Los Angeles in music. I’m digging in deep on some research about Los Angeles over the last 100 years. The music provided a little relief to the tedium.

Good page. I suggested some X. :) And I always liked Eric Avery’s band Deconstruction.

Deconstruction - LA Song

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:30:55pm

re: #51 Cheechako

I remember it being as steep as they mentioned in the video. Standing upright on the head-wall with rocks only inches from your face.

This was so long ago that there wasn’t much in climbing gear. WW2 surplus pack-sacks and web belts with Army canteens. I think I was wearing my PF Flyers for foot gear!

I learned early on that climbing mountains was only necessary in case of sudden, hugh tidal waves.

Unfortunately, a lot of people still try these climbs here with even less preparation.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:34:08pm

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel

Bentley’s wife Diane filed for divorce almost 2 years ago. I guess the days of “stand by your alleycat” are over.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:35:45pm

re: #57 Shiplord Kirel

Bentley’s wife Diane filed for divorce almost 2 years ago. I guess the days of “stand by your alleycat” are over.

I wonder if he’s DMing Mark Sanford right now.

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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:38:08pm

Seriously. If they verified our humble host, certainly they can verify a well-known contrarian Republican strategist.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:39:31pm

Bill O’Reilly laughs at horrific video of passenger being dragged off of United flight. Then says: “I shouldn’t be laughing” You think?

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Cheechako  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:40:33pm

re: #56 Barefoot Grin

Unfortunately, a lot of people still try these climbs here with even less preparation.

You’re right. On another of my Dads and I mountain climbing expeditions we went up the north end of the Presidential Range from Randolph (?) to the AMC cabin on Mt Adams. We were going down the east side intending to come out at Dolly Copp campground. We were about a quarter of the way down and got caught up in a freezing rain/sleet storm. We had no rain gear. Got soaked and survived by walking hard and not stopping in order to keep warm. It’s a wonder my Dad and I survived my childhood.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:41:52pm

re: #54 MsJ

Got a joint man?

;)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:42:39pm

thread:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:43:29pm
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Belafon  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:44:19pm

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Thought about maybe making a Twitter account to share some of my short poems. I thought it might help me get some exposure.

Thoughts?

Talking to my son who might want to be a writer, he suggested either Tumblr or allpoetry.com.

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makeitstop  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:46:55pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

thread:

They may as well just re-name themselves ‘Trump Airlines.’

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:48:19pm

re: #66 makeitstop

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:49:43pm
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Belafon  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:51:50pm

re: #68 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Who, on Nov 9th, picked Merriam-Webster as one of the defenses against gaslighting?

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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:52:40pm

I’m sure the neighborly feeling is cordial and fulfilling.

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thecommodore  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:55:43pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Fortunately it didn’t boost his approval numbers.

Yet.

I think he’ll get a small bump, but it won’t last.

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Archangelus  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:56:24pm
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:58:21pm

re: #61 Cheechako

You’re right. On another of my Dads and I mountain climbing expeditions we went up the north end of the Presidential Range from Randolph (?) to the AMC cabin on Mt Adams. We were going down the east side intending to come out at Dolly Copp campground. We were about a quarter of the way down and got caught up in a freezing rain/sleet storm. We had no rain gear. Got soaked and survived by walking hard and not stopping in order to keep warm. It’s a wonder my Dad and I survived my childhood.

To be fair, I haven’t attempted any of these climbs since I’ve been here. I have done some non-technical climbing. I got up at 2AM to start at 3AM hike up Longs Peak in Colorado and made it to the top by early morning because I was told it gets dangerous after the noon hour. I’ve climbed (with experienced climbers) in Japan’s northern and central “alps” (and three ascents in Hokkaido). I think I could have been in some danger without the help of really experienced people.

But the point is that all of these demand a certain amount of respect that most people understand. The White Mountains—and I stress that I’m relatively new here, so I’m parroting what I read in the local paper—seem so inviting to not just locals but also day-trippers (whom NH courts) from New England. Seems like every week there are multiple rescues for those caught in changing weather or finding themselves in steep, slippery descents. There is apparently a campaign to recruit volunteers to stand at trailheads to educate now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 7:59:52pm
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mmmirele  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:02:05pm

So the independent board members at my evil too big to fail employer put out a report about sales practices:

wellsfargo.com

(Link is to the press release. The actual document is a 110 page PDF file.)

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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:02:22pm

re: #73 Barefoot Grin

People die on Longs Peak every year. That’s a serious real mountain that requires navigation knowledge, good boots, plenty of warm clothing, ice axes, and possible rope work when there’s snow. The one time I did the Keyhole Route, I was horrified by the hundreds of people I saw that were not properly equipped to take a walk on a flat dirt path, let along a big real mountain like Longs Peak.

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Skip Intro  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:03:15pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

Those are just some of the people who count Trump’s money.

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stpaulbear  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:04:14pm

This weekend saw temps reach 70 in the Twin Cities. Tonight there is snow on the ground. Weird.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:04:49pm

re: #76 teleskiguy

People die on Longs Peak every year. That’s a serious real mountain that requires navigation knowledge, good boots, plenty of warm clothing, ice axes, and possible rope work when there’s snow. The one time I did the Keyhole Route, I was horrified by the hundreds of people I saw that were not properly equipped to take a walk on a flat dirt path, let along a big real mountain like Longs Peak.

What a trip going through the Keyhole. Suddenly the howl of the wind….

But I take your point.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:05:32pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:10:05pm

re: #79 Barefoot Grin

What a trip going through the Keyhole. Suddenly the howl of the wind….

First time I climbed Longs Peak I was a teenager, went with my mountaineering extraordinaire brother-in-law and did a rather technical route on the Diamond, called Kieners Route. Had to rope up for a couple of pitches right above Broadway. Didn’t see a soul the whole day. Then we get to the top (the summit appears very abruptly on Kieners Route) and we’re in a whole different world. Hundreds of people milling about, a lot of them asking where we came from, we were equipped with harnesses, ropes, helmets, rock climbing gear, etc., we were an unusual sight among the weekend warriors up there.

We descended via the Keyhole Route, and Homestretch reminded me of a queue in an amusement park, one solid lane of people going up and one going down.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:11:03pm

re: #75 mmmirele

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:19:15pm

Not good; no, real bad; no, absolutely horrible news for the state of 10,000 lakes…

(LGF Page here)

Star Tribune: Rising salt levels threaten Twin Cities lakes by 2050
Twin Cities is a hot spot in a national study of lakes and road-salt runoff. It showed that salt concentrations in the Mississippi, mostly from road salt, have increased 81 percent since 1985.

Many lakes around the Twin Cities are becoming so salty from winter road maintenance that, within three decades, they will no longer support native fish and plants.

The lakes were included in the first study of freshwater chloride contamination across the northern region of the country, an area that has one of the highest density of lakes on earth. The researchers found that lakes showed steadily rising concentrations of chloride even with just one percent impervious land cover around their perimeters.

The Twin Cities turned out to be among the saltiest.

“One of the most impacted areas is Minneapolis and St. Paul, where you have dozens of small lakes,” said Hilary Dugan, the lead researcher and a limnologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. “The smaller the lake, the more easily you load it with salt.”

Altogether, researchers analyzed the salt histories of 371 lakes in 10 northern states and Ontario, Canada — 62 of which were in the Twin Cities metro area. The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science.

The study could provide new guidance for environmental campaigns in many northern states, including Minnesota, to use less salt. While many of those efforts focus on road and street agencies like MnDOT, Dugan said homeowners and private businesses are to blame for about half the salt used each winter. And no one knows how much they are using.

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stpaulbear  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:29:01pm

re: #83 Eric The Fruit Bat

Not good; no, real bad; no, absolutely horrible news for the state of 10,000 lakes…

Star Tribune: Rising salt levels threaten Twin Cities lakes by 2050
Twin Cities is a hot spot in a national study of lakes and road-salt runoff. It showed that salt concentrations in the Mississippi, mostly from road salt, have increased 81 percent since 1985.

I quit using salt a long time ago more out of concern for my yard and sidewalk pavers. Just putting down sand provides enough grit to combat sidewalk slips. People in St. Paul bitch like crazy if the city hasn’t treated the streets before a slippery snow. A couple times a year, there is a pre-emptive spread of ice-melt that goes to waste when the snow misses town. That said, it’s still surprising to me that it’s that big a problem. Bummer.

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calochortus  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:32:05pm

re: #83 Eric The Fruit Bat

“Dugan said homeowners and private businesses are to blame for about half the salt used each winter. And no one knows how much they are using.”

Not unlike fertilizers, and pesticides.

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whitebeach  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:38:27pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Nungesser is the kind of crooked-from-birth politician that has given Louisiana the reputation for profound corruption and brainless ambition that the poor lovely godforsaken place has wallowed in since circa 1699.

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Kragar  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:45:37pm
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Amory Blaine  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:47:50pm

Skinny Pete should have got his own show.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:49:36pm

re: #11 Ace Rothstein

I love this. Democrats are thinking about no tax reform until they see Trump’s returns.

Even if they do see Trump’s tax returns, there should be no Democratic support for a giant tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. What Democrats should support, IMO, is a big refundable tax credit which would effectively create a basic income for all Americans. Pay for it with a carbon tax.

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Belafon  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:50:14pm

re: #87 Kragar

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It won’t help us a whole lot, but if the right starts picking this up, we will at least be able to minimize some of the damage Trump could do.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:54:24pm

re: #19 Skip Intro

So, where is Saul? I’m getting bored with slippin’ Jimmy.

Oh, and more Jonathon Banks please.

Not me. I want to watch the tragedy of Kim Wexler’s downfall for loving this schmuck gradually unfold. It can’t break our hearts if its rushed.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 10, 2017 • 8:59:23pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Stephen Miller.

Regret this pointing out. It falls in history’s pointing out.

sigh

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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2017 • 9:13:03pm

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retired cynic  Apr 10, 2017 • 9:15:28pm

re: #93 teleskiguy

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 10, 2017 • 9:40:55pm

re: #59 teleskiguy

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Seriously. If they verified our humble host, certainly they can verify a well-known contrarian Republican strategist.

They did the same thing to Karoli Kuns, Every now and then Twitter just refuses to verify a legit account just to prove it’s still run by dicks.

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BeachDem  Apr 10, 2017 • 11:05:36pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Looks like they dragged their office chairs across the hall for this festive event. And the tablecloth appears to either be plastic or cheap, wrinkled something or other.

ONLY THE BEST FOR THE YAM PEOPLE!!


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