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Nov. 13, 2015, 2:26 p.m.
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Shit going down in paris.

Reported 35 dead and potentially 100 hostages.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/paris-attack-at-least-35-dead-100-hostages-taken-after-explosions-near-stadium-gunfire-in-restaurant-1.2657655

Can't we just all play nice? So depressing looking at the news outlets these days.

Nov. 4, 2015, 6:37 a.m.
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I'm Sorry

So essentially it is a song about being offended by people finding things offensive?

Oct. 21, 2015, 5:58 a.m.
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Custom printed button/pin/badge

Anyone know a place for badges. I need some stinking badges.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7txPU6efos

Oct. 5, 2015, 6:21 p.m.
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Set Screws

Depending on the size, BORG (home depot) or another hardware store may have them as well, but less likely than one of the fastener specialty places.

Sept. 30, 2015, 12:07 p.m.
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Universal Allen Key

Neat. I wonder how well it will work with a couple years of fine grit in between those sliding surfaces from sitting in a pack?

Sept. 28, 2015, 5:39 p.m.
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Cowspiracy

We need to move away from the huge factory farms and get back to buying our food from smaller local farms as much as we can. I did not watch the movie, but can likely guess it was aimed at those that think their meat comes from the grocery store, and are shocked that their supper had to die for them to enjoy it.

Food production is a dirty, bloody business, there is no way around it. I'm lucky enough to live in an area where I can walk to the local farm market, and buy food grown by my neighbours on a small family farm.

Sept. 17, 2015, 5:33 p.m.
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Rock Climbing

A gym is an OK place to start to learn a little bit, but it is nothing like climbing real rock.

Don't worry about sport/lead climbing to start with.

Find someone who will show you how to safely set up a top rope, and learn the basics before you start worrying about how to lead/place protection.

For toproping you can get by with pretty minimal gear, a couple slings, a couple locking carabiners a rope and a harness for each person and a belay device.

It is probably worth the extra to buy a locking belay device since you don't have any experience.

I would stay away from used gear, you are quite literally trusting your life to it.

As well, learn the proper communication etiquette/language for climbing. I had a friend who was an experienced climber get injured pretty badly because of lax communication between the climber/belay.

It is a lot of fun, well worth spending the time to learn.

Sept. 16, 2015, 5:16 p.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

Hes crossing over - no doubt.

He went from a fringe celebrity candidate to a real contender, flawed polls aside.

I know its fun to bash the guy, but what he says is true to a large degree. I don't think he realistically considers the effect some his policies would have, but it doesn't make what he says any less true.

Actually a lot of what he says isn't true.

Sept. 15, 2015, 7:25 p.m.
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how stupid can people be?

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

? Albert Einstein

July 30, 2015, 10:35 a.m.
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Finishing Stainless Steel

This is a good forum for questions related to finishes. This thread is a bit outdated, but may give you some info you are looking for. http://www.finishing.com/245/20.shtml

July 8, 2015, 4:59 a.m.
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reversed Flanges.

This just seems odd to me, I have been riding MTB for almost 30 years and have never once felt like my hands were going to slip off of the bars to the outside.

Does it feel like your hands want to come off climbing or descending?

July 4, 2015, 7:19 p.m.
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Enough politics and bickering already..

That looks like it was a lot of fun. Makes me miss living in the mountains.

June 29, 2015, 12:29 p.m.
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discussions - aka shitstorms

You are looking for logic and reason on an internet forum?

Wanna buy a nice second hand bridge? Cheeeeepppp!

June 29, 2015, 8:28 a.m.
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The Shank Thread

Seven years ago me and my newly wed wife went to Brussels, Belgium for a day trip. A really interesting city with lots of stuff to see.

Bought a Laguiole pocket knife. About half a year later I lost it. Thought it got stolen somehow. It was gone. For good.

Two weeks ago we had our anniversary. …and she presented me a small box wrapped in paper. I instantly knew what it was.

She found the knife at her parents' place in a suitcase. We all have absolutely no idea how it got into it in the first place.

Am really happy about it.

Post a pic later, phone does not want to upload.

Brass fittings, wooden handle, probably birch but not sure.

Awesome story, and a great anniversary gift.

Laguiole, those are the ones with the bee on them aren't they? Classy knife with a lot of history behind them as well I do believe.

June 4, 2015, 5:07 a.m.
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If you had unlimited free time..

More time with friends/family. More time spent learning, I have been learning how to weld, and my first project was a small charcoal forge so I can learn some blacksmithing. More time spent riding a bike. More time in my workshop building furniture.

I am sure there are more I could add, but I am a shlub sitting at work and don't have unlimited free time…

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