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March 3, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
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Re: Help me chose a 100-110mm all mountain ski

i just kept finding great deals on lightly used skis, they pretty much all have bindings,  some came with skins, I got  so many skins I can't tell you how many,  so at some point you got a lot of gear but  IME never say never, some years I don't use the super fats and some years more often,

but none of those skis are worth much

in any case  its still way cheaper than any sports gear that has an engine

cheaper than biking

March 3, 2020, 10:06 a.m.
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Re: Help me chose a 100-110mm all mountain ski

Everything from 135 on down, not sure how many skis off the top of my head but they are all good for something, I have enough room for them and besides I can't bring myself to sell them

March 2, 2020, 12:50 p.m.
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Re: Help me chose a 100-110mm all mountain ski

yup big changes in a decade and IME probably the biggest thing that made powder skiing easier is " early rise " so the shovel starts closer to the binding than it would have 10 yrs ago, In practice the  early rise is easier to control( makes for a shorter lever ?)  on whatever you are skiing over

so IME a 100-110mm ski with early rise/ some camber / flatter tail is ideal for the one ski quiver

Size wise at 160lb I find 185cm is my sweet spot, I do have softer 190's but they can be alot of ski to horse around when things are tight or I get tired,

also got twin tip banana's but they are more of a quiver ski

March 2, 2020, 12:20 p.m.
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Re: Avalanche awareness

https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/expert-panel-calls-for-culture-shift-in-whistler-backcountry-this-winter/Content?oid=14980026

"I think that there's a bit of a cultural shift where we need to treat the Coast Mountains like we would as if we were going to be in the Interior or Rockies, because the snowpack is not what it used to be."

A relevant article in the Pique on changing  weather patterns and snow pack in the S2S

Feb. 28, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

So there are no Tatonka in northwest BC, it was just one of buddie's stock FN kitchen jokes

The Office of the Wetsueten is right across from the craft brew so the lights and camera of at least 3 netwerks  were set up and everyone came in to use the washroom between the living expenses for  cops/ the press/ government its all good for local economy

The FN are blockading & protesting because they are being told what to do  ... I wouldn't presume to tell them anything

Feb. 27, 2020, 2:50 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wetsuweten-hereditary-chiefs-meeting-with-bc-federal-government-1.5477996

Its hard to believe but looks like they are all gona get togetehr and maybe smoke the peace pipe

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-downplays-legault-claims-of-ak-47s-in-kahnawake-1.5478167

Quebec premier^^ pisses off the Mohawk, I  wonder what their input might  be on the scalping  ?

I worked in the kitchen at a conference where a hereditary chief was the head chef ,

he said he was serving roast Tatonka so I asked if that was a traditional meal,

he said he got  the name from " Dances with Wolves "

Feb. 27, 2020, 11:28 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Posted by: syncro

here's a great history lesson to help explain why we've gotten to this point

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ob8FxjYbksJICPfIB2j0CLxNvrBLGusQ/view?fbclid=IwAR2ksfU4uLGd1lwMV-GMoEgb8ujhKHAqU5S-WkhJSVOv05cAdTsCa_mP_eU

thats ^^  pretty much it, I should have just waited and saved some keyboard time 

Today I seen 6 cops who arent from here stuffing their faces at the breakfast place enforcing bogus court injunctions is a hungry  business, you do see the red dresses hanging on highway signs  but nothing unusual for the most part,   you folks see WAY more protesters down there than we do up here

Feb. 27, 2020, 11:18 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

maybe we could call you second nations ?

Feb. 26, 2020, 2:27 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: XXX_er
The Wetsueten are the people who actualy won the court case over these lands, but they are still getting fucked over , so how much does it cost ? The question might be how much more does it need to cost so things get changed ?

Stupid asshole question here: What did they win in the court case and what court case?

They won Delgamuukw v. British Columbia,

https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/1569/index.d

Tsilcotin Nation vs British Columbia is also important & relevant

https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/14246/index.do

If you really have absolutely no idea then here are Coles notes cuz I doubt you want to read the entire decisions

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/delgamuukw-vs-british-columbia-20-years-rights-titles-1.4440703

So not only is Delgammuukw an important precedent in land claims law this is where Delgamuukw took place,

somewhere back in this thread I wrote about the Royal proclaimation of 1763, it was susposed to run Canada after the English took it from the french and the FN were part of it but FF to 1984 the gov sez they when BC became part of Canada the FN lost their rights, Delgamuukw sez in BC the FN never gave up their lands,

they have their own system of gov which was recognised in Delgamuukw so the herdeitary chiefs run the 22000kms of territory and the elected band councils only run the res, the band councils were imposed under the indian act to control the FN

The hereditary Chiefs would not deal with CGL on the pipeline so they made a deal with the band councils who have no authority to do so

Christy Clarke gave the green light, people I know in gov tell me the gov knew, also the NDP MLA for the bulkley stikine told the leg what was up back then

Horgan has chose to play along, the courts grant an injunction in favor of CGL the RCMP have thrown the Wetsueten off their lands twice

Which has resulted in the Blockades and protests from bands all over Canada which are not going away any time soon, note there are 1 million FN in canada BTW and then you got who knows how many enviro folks jumping on the bandwagon

I heard the rail blockade was costing CN 1 million a day

so its at least costing millions

it was nice and quiet that week the trains were off

there is so much activity going on I can't see how the wetsueten can stop the project ... its a big fucking mess

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wetsuweten-whos-who-guide-1.5471898

the playa's ^^ n

Feb. 26, 2020, 12:15 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

"Shared Histories, Witsuwit'en-Settler Relations in Smithers, British Columbia, 1913-1973 " is a book I'm trying to power thru written by Tyler McCreary an academic who grew up here, its a bit dry but solidly researched and it paints a dismal picture of the settler's atempts to exclude the FN, so the local FN experianced a lot of discrimination, as late as the 60's the only restaurant in town where an FN could get service was a Canadian Chinese food restaurant the North Star, that may sound like the southern USA but that was northern BC

The Wetsueten are the people who actualy won the court case over these lands, but they are still getting fucked over , so how much does it cost ? The question might be how much more does it need to cost so things get changed ?

Feb. 24, 2020, 1:31 p.m.
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Re: Water line in front yard - need a plumber - NV

sound like a job for Pipe Genie OR I wonder if you could just route an alternate line ?

Feb. 24, 2020, 12:57 p.m.
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Re: Water line in front yard - need a plumber - NV

Posted by: Taz123

Their "trenchless" installation looks interesting.

yeah, I don't see this as being "cheap"

I know a guy who marketed the pipe genie, apparently it was invented localy in Vancover , if you you got a bunch of stuff in the way like gardens/shrubs/retaining walls ect it can save  some work for sure,

Its my understanding it costs the same as a contractor digging it all up

Feb. 23, 2020, 2:09 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

At the Broadway Cambie protest 2+ weeks ago, I had to walk away from some Tonto because he went from saying I'm "spiritually balding", which myself and the VPD close by thought was funny and we grinned/laughed to "thats why we stopped scalping you". Not so funny.

Now, I'm not sure about anyone of you but I had some questions. Such as 'has he ever scalped someone' or 'can you properly scalp someone with shaved head' or 'lets breathalyze this day drunk dumbass and get him off the street'.

After that I was going to ask the many VPD officers standing around how citizens arrests worked and if I could borrow some hand cuffs.

Yes there is nothing peaceful about these blockades I see them as taunting and just waiting for the other side to take the first swing. Then they will say they didn’t start it. And Ken, if someone was holding your family hostage your telling me you would be ok with that. This natural gas project is fiscally good for EVERYONE including First Nations. I also think that besides Canada receiving the fiscal benefits of selling our natural resources to manufacturing countries like China etc, may possibly lower their reliance on coal and oil which I think would be good for all.

And nobody’s explained to me why so many of them cover their faces. I feel it’s to look threatening, and don’t tell me it’s the cold weather.

I could be wrong here but I think its hiliarious that this post of mine started a 2+ page historical debate about scalping. Pretty sure we have some bots on the site. As for them covering their faces, every blockade I've seen footage of has shown them covering their faces.

Next time there's an Antifa "demonstration", more people should ask why are they allowed to do the same.

So about that one call?

everybody is covering faces and they should cuz claiming land or opressing indigenous peoples is serious business so nobody needs to get caught laughing on film

Feb. 23, 2020, 11:32 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/coastal-gaslink-pipeline-indigenous-consultation-1.5472128

CGL hasnt done all of it's homework ^^  I gotta wonder how this happened when Horgan has been telling everbuddy this will go ahead period ? I read an artical that was what-if piece saying if the project doesn't perform by getting to certain stages Royal dutch Shell could cancel which might be a good option for them in view of the price for LNG tanking. Northern Gateway was supposed to be a done-deal and it was killed off for good by local opposition in 2014

Feb. 21, 2020, 10:58 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

wow I checked to make sure it ^^ wasn't a satire site like Walking eagle or the Beaverton

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