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Dec. 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
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Re: Canada's future economy and jobs - what will they be?

Posted by: TheWasp

Seems like jobs that are person to person are the ones with a future. Healthcare, teaching, instruction etc. Also creative fields would seem to be safe from the robots. Sandwich artist made me laugh :D

Yeah this is what I see ^^ besides the usual MD's, Lawyers, accountants, the teachers, nurses, HC proffesionals like OT's, also ever body I know whom is now on the provincial government Teat (so all the pro planners, enviro's, bio's have all signed on) they are all doing really well up here cuz housing is reasonable and you can probably walk to work

All kinds of 20-30 something folks are moving to Smithers for the lifestyle

Personaly I have a few eclectic seasonal gigs but I am pretty much un-hireable

So I havent worked in almost 15 yars ... good thing I'm retired

I did computers for 30 years, even tho it would seem bullet proof I watched automation & technology affect that business as well

Dec. 10, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
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Re: modern trucks and the tacoma mystique

Yeah the certification card is a good idea^^

All them safety meetings might be erring on the side of too much but OTOH maybe it saves a life ?

when a man (or woman ) goes to work and doesn't come home its a tragedy and pretty rough for the people he leaves behind

I got a bud who was killed running the stick as a direct result of the giturdun philosophy, pushing the weather, no mtn safety plan, no mountain pro, no aviy gear, no nothing, no body had to account for it and 7 years later oct is still a bad time for his family

Dec. 4, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
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Re: Brian Day is the Devil

well if hypotheticaly  procedures (lets say knees ) arent getting done cuz the pro can't get Operating Room time or for whatever reason, if he can build his own clinic and do a whole shwack of Knee's and bill the gov then it reduces the amount of knees that are waiting to get cut on cuz as it is an MD is just a private business man, as I understand it they get a medical # with which they bill the gov for visits or hospitol procedures or whatever

As it is procedures are not getting done and there are wait times, as I understand it Brian day wants more OR time to get better at what he does and yes make  mo money but I don't think he cares too much who pays for it

Dec. 3, 2019, 5:18 p.m.
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Re: Brian Day is the Devil

a privately run & operated OR which is then billed to the gov at the same might be faster/cheaper/reduce the wait times cuz gov can fuck up a wet dream right ?

So thats not the same as private HC its just more procedures getting done, so yes the pro is gona make more money and get better at whatever procedures he does

but there has always been a lot of dreck surrounding this subject

Dec. 2, 2019, 12:55 p.m.
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Re: Poll: How often do you service your fork?

Posted by: -Alex2-

Posted by: XXX_er

fork boots

That's interesting. I always heard that fork boots ended up trapping the dirt and accelerating wear. Thanks for that XXX_er

yeah the fork boots would trap a bit of water/dirt/oil, I regularly rode in the rain & put on a lot of trail miles in the mud some water probably came thru the vent holes in the bellows, some oil still snuck past the seals but the fork still leaked less oil/ looked cleaner than the euro forks from back in the day which were all terrible

I would undo the hose clamps push up the boots to clean whatever smoo collected there under the boot as a regular service thing

IME running fork boots was a net positive or i wouldn't have kept them on the forks

but there is no way anybody wants to run a fork with protective fork boots cuz it looks uncool

Nov. 30, 2019, 2:18 p.m.
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Re: Poll: How often do you service your fork?

I had a spanish dirt bike with a Ceriani fork, those fork seals on the euro bikes were famous for leaking and mine leaked as soon as I went off-road

so I retro fit a set of fork boots from an old BSA , the boots clamped easily around the fork leg but i had to make spacers from plywood to hose clamp the top of the boot to and the leaking stopped right away when the seals were protected

so IME a visible stanchions will contribute to its own demise,but you are never going to sell a fork with protective boots

The lefty had a bellows and i had no idea what the rest fork looked like but of course ... its heresy

Nov. 30, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
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Re: Poll: How often do you service your fork?

When it was new the fork pinch bolts loosened off cuz they were obviuosly not torqued but I never did anything to the 140mm lefty max with SPV,

there were a few years in there I didn't ride much and 2 years I was trying to sell the bike but I sold it 14 yars later with no maintenance

Nov. 28, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
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Re: modern trucks and the tacoma mystique

I was doing a little bit of running the stick on a survey crew and I had to do 2 safety  meetings in one day just to get on the job sites which were almost as long as the jobs themselves what with the watching video's the questionaires and shit, yup by the book,a safety meeting used to mean something entirely different

god forbid anybody acknowledges THAT far and away, by a long shot, the big problem IS, the world price of oil

Jason Kenny needs to get us 100 $ a barrel oil and everything will be good

so we can proceed to piss it all away

again

Nov. 28, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
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Re: modern trucks and the tacoma mystique

I hear tell back in the day if you had a truck burning diesel which is of course gona be a big truck you could fill up the tank at the rig but that kind of excess might have gone by the wayside

Nov. 28, 2019, 7:21 a.m.
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Re: Canadian Webstore Black Friday Snow Deals

https://www.thelasthunt.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjNKmxJmN5gIVqx-tBh29TA70EAAYASAAEgJGUvD_BwE

a cheaper source of high end soft goods in canuck bucks/ free shipping/ no returns

my ski bud showed up wearing some new kit and he was pretty happy dealing with them^^

Nov. 28, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
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Re: modern trucks and the tacoma mystique

A "prince george sports car" is a super cab pickup,the GM dealer in smithers is not a big looking lot but they sell 1000 trucks a month all over the province by phone/fax/interenet and i was talking to the guy who delivers the vehicals, apparently they don't even count the cars on a salesman's quota 

so if you scan the lot at safeway/liqor store/bank yes there are long box work trucks but way more family haulers, and alot those full sized PU's have a crew cab/shortest box pretty much just like or even shorter than a midsized truck, roll-up box covers are getting really popular

yeah a truck burns more gas but the commute is 5-10 minutes not 45-90 min so the fuel costs are lowish and besides a house costs 1/3rd of the price it would in Vangroovy so buddy can afford it

junior has a 3500/coal rolling chipped cumins,/6 spd standard/crew cab/8ft box that shudders from stop sign to stop sign, its so fucking big & gnarly my daughter-in-law can't drive it, but you can tow almost anything and not feel what you are towing back there

Nov. 26, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
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Re: Heart Health

maybe, the bri guy has spent  a lot of nights in emerg, the free plane rides to st Paul, a lot of weeks in Vangroovy rehabbing, I supose he might be leading a charmed life in that he is not dead ...  but ever buddy is different

Nov. 26, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
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Re: Heart Health

I had a bit of a scare a couple years ago, had a few drinks with a ski bud but not an abnormal amount for a seasoned ski bum, so I had fallen over at some point but it was all hazy, so when i woke up at midnight with chest pains which didnt go away so I went to emerg in the am, in a situation like that they do blood gases and 45 min later told me I didnt have a heart attack.

So a few days later i'm talking to bro who tells me yeah you fell over at some point, yeah maybe you hit the counter ( which would coincide with the chest pain) but I duno.

Then a week later " hey you know that container of smoke i told ya was lame, well i must have thrown part of an old bag in there that was really dynamite, cuz I smoked some touring up the hill at midnight and i was right fucked eh ! "

Kind of like a real scare but not a real scare

Nov. 26, 2019, 1:51 p.m.
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Re: Heart Health

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: XXX_er

one of my ski buds has a super healthy lifetyle but he has a heart that runs slow or even stops,  he had open heart surgery in his early 60's but buddy was still hard to keep up to on the skin track. Now in his late 60's  his heart runs slow, misses beats, a couple years ago he felt poor so went to emerg, heart  stopped twice in the local hospital and twice down in st Pauls ... don't ignore the signs. So now its no problem keeping up to him, buddy is still hiking still cutting ski run still pushing hard

That interests me as my heart seems to stall. Then just start up again.

Is there a condition or did he have a bypass?

I think the pro's had whole fucking heart  out to work on it the first time, they put in a pig valve which created aneurysms which fucked up the blood vessels in his legs so now he can actualy go up hill easier than he can ski down. Buddy should have been dead several times over instead he oversaw the ski run cutting program at the hill this year, negotiated a better deal for us and we cut some new stuff

Nov. 25, 2019, 10:56 p.m.
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Re: Removing logos from race face sixc bars

just paint ever thing including the frame  that same color of blue

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