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post #31 of 145
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Originally Posted by PHBeerman
Hey dudes, I think this thread was started in Jest. Let's get back to talking about something we all agree on.
When the first ski magazines come out next week we'll calm down.....until then our nerves are frazzled.
post #32 of 145
Four more years of bush and we will all have to become back country skiers since most of us won't be able to afford the price of a lift ticket. Oh Rio, and the mags are already here. I'm really looking forward to the debate on why the reviews suck so bad.
post #33 of 145
Any more of you democrats want to come out of the closet like the jersey guvnor? Confession is good for you.
post #34 of 145
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Originally Posted by Mainiac
Any more of you democrats want to come out of the closet like the jersey guvnor? Confession is good for you.
If you want to move the discussion that direction I recommend paying your $25 & posting in the Lounge.
post #35 of 145
It is cooler than normal, it seams tobe on Cape Cod anyhow. We've only broke 90 once so far, I love it. Not very much snow in the Mts. last year. The season before was totaly opposit.
post #36 of 145
Well, Rio, you opened the political closet .....
post #37 of 145
It is cooler than normal, it seams tobe on Cape Cod anyhow. We've only broke 90 once so far, I love it. Not very much snow in the Mts. last year. The season before was totaly opposit.
post #38 of 145
Billy have you packed up your tools and started to map your way to paradise yet?
post #39 of 145
The weather has been erratic but definitely getting warmer over the past 30 yrs. Snowmaking was virtually unheard of when I was growing up in new England. nowadays ski areas could barely operate without it. Rain has become quite common here during the winter. Meanwhile we can't eat the fish we catch in the mountain ponds and streams because of the mercury pollution from coal burning power plants and the Bush administration has effectively removed the requirement for controlling smokestack emissions on new powerplant construction. Whew! Vote for Dubya? Why?
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post #41 of 145
Thread Starter 
oisin, from my understanding the primary source of the pollutants killing Northeastern Lakes is Canada.
post #42 of 145
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Originally Posted by oisin
The weather has been erratic but definitely getting warmer over the past 30 yrs. Snowmaking was virtually unheard of when I was growing up in new England. nowadays ski areas could barely operate without it. Rain has become quite common here during the winter. Meanwhile we can't eat the fish we catch in the mountain ponds and streams because of the mercury pollution from coal burning power plants and the Bush administration has effectively removed the requirement for controlling smokestack emissions on new powerplant construction. Whew! Vote for Dubya? Why?

Did you know it was Reagan/Bush that caused Mt. St Helens to blow its stack! Lack of environmental protection laws prevented us from controlling the smoke and ash releases. It was Nixon that created the ozone hole and HW Bush's lack of vision that allows tens of thousands to be injured each year in bicycle accidents. If they would only outlaw bicycles it would prevent injuries to tens of thousands of kids each year, but no....they continue to allow kids to go free and ride.

We need Al Gore to protect us! He has the vision, the wisdom, and leadership to tackle the tough tasks we face. ...........

Why would anyone trust a man who has run/owned actual businesses, received degrees from both Yale and Harvard to know anything. Sure, lets trust the guy who has spent his entire life in government, is a multimillionare (through marriage) and never had to work a real job in his life and spent his entire 20 years in the senate trying to raise taxes on everyone.....yea, GO John F Kerry.....
post #43 of 145
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Originally Posted by MrHyak
Did you know it was Reagan/Bush that caused Mt. St Helens to blow its stack!
Is nonsense the best you can do?
post #44 of 145
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Originally Posted by oisin
Is nonsense the best you can do?

I reply to nonsense with nonsense.......does that make sense?
post #45 of 145
Finding fault with an administration that eliminates pollutiom controls on an industry that is already causing grievous harm is not nonsense. It hardly equates to blaming the president for exploding volcanoes, which certainly is nonsense., but I agree the the original thread was a bit silly and perhaps we were all being urged to lighten up....so go ahead with your exploding volcanoes. We don't have any of those out East, just dirty power plants that pollute our air.
post #46 of 145
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Originally Posted by Mainiac
Well, Rio, you opened the political closet .....
Out of respect for AC I'm dropping the subject and I suggest you do the same.
post #47 of 145
If you want to have your partisan views heard by the world at large, please call in to the Rush Limb(boob)'s show (or post on Michael Moore's website, for that matter) and ventilate to your heart's content. This forum is about skiing, and I personally don't give a f* about your personal opinions when it comes to electing the President. If you have an opinion on Volkls or Salomons, I'm all ears. If you want to spew nonsense, please put a sock in your pie-hole.
post #48 of 145
PerSwede, the other option to add to your suggestions is to become an EpicSki supporter by making a donation to the running of this site. On doing that, a user is given access to the Supporters Lounge, where these types of topics can be freely discussed without reducing the skiing aspect of the site.
post #49 of 145
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Hey dudes, I think this thread was started in Jest. Let's get back to talking about something we all agree on.
Beer:
post #50 of 145
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Originally Posted by Bonni
Beer:
Beer is good!!
Anyone voting for Beer Can Bob?
post #51 of 145
Did someone say PH Beerman was giving away beer cans?
post #52 of 145
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Originally Posted by oisin
The weather has been erratic but definitely getting warmer over the past 30 yrs. Snowmaking was virtually unheard of when I was growing up in new England. nowadays ski areas could barely operate without it. Rain has become quite common here during the winter. Meanwhile we can't eat the fish we catch in the mountain ponds and streams because of the mercury pollution from coal burning power plants and the Bush administration has effectively removed the requirement for controlling smokestack emissions on new powerplant construction. Whew! Vote for Dubya? Why?
You obviously don't know what the H#ll you are talking about. I remember skiing at Loon in the early eighties skidding over huge circular blue ice plates and tearing out P-tex from my bases regularly while skiing on-piste. You can still do that in Europe where snowmaking is much more limited. These problems are "virtually unheard of" now in New England and I've regularly skied into April.

You should try getting your information from places other than Michael Moore-on. If you want to eat fish, don't be so cheap: Boston is full of fine seafood restaurants. I recommend Legal Seafoods.
post #53 of 145
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Did someone say PH Beerman was giving away beer cans?
You can have the cans. Recycling can be a pain.
post #54 of 145
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Originally Posted by PHBeerman
Hey dudes, I think this thread was started in Jest. Let's get back to talking about something we all agree on.
what fun is that?
post #55 of 145
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Did someone say PH Beerman was giving away beer cans?
Damn! WTFH, he keeping the beer!:

I believe we need a ruling here!

AC: can we excommunicate PH Beerman for hoarding the beer?
post #56 of 145
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Originally Posted by skier_j
Damn! WTFH, he keeping the beer!:

I believe we need a ruling here!

AC: can we excommunicate PH Beerman for hoarding the beer?
Hey he didn't ask for the beer. I thought he was a tee-totaler. If you want the beer too, you can have it. I hate drinking alone.
post #57 of 145
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Originally Posted by PHBeerman
Hey he didn't ask for the beer. I thought he was a tee-totaler. If you want the beer too, you can have it. I hate drinking alone.
uh, you have NOT been around too long eh?

The initials WTFH and the words tee-totaler, don't belong in the same language!

As to the rest of the message!

Cool!

AC: nevermind!
post #58 of 145
[quote=jjdow]You obviously don't know what the H#ll you are talking about. I remember skiing at Loon in the early eighties skidding over huge circular blue ice plates and tearing out P-tex from my bases regularly while skiing on-piste. /QUOTE]

I grew up in NH, learned to ski in New Hampshire in the 1950's when there was no snowmaking at all. Theres no question that ski conditions today are more consistent and more consistently good due to the widespread use of snowmaking. The other difference though is that today snowmaking is virtually essential to ski area operation and it isn't just due to increased expectations of skiers. While ski areas in the 50's and 60's were able to operate, and often quite late into the Spring, wholly on natural snow, these days snowmaking is practically essential for a ski area to operate at all. Some places like MRG manage but, in general the snow line is moving North. My parents used to tell stories about sleighing and sledding when they were children in the small Massachusetts town where they grew up. We used to marvel at these tales in the 50's and 60's because by then there was rarely any consistent snow cover at all down there during our visits. Today conditions in central NH where I live are beginning to resemble what we used to see on our childhood visits down to Mass. I used to plow and shovel when I was a kid so I know what conditions used to be like around here. Last year I didn't even have to have my driveway plowed. Snow in the woods south of the mountains was not enough even to require snowshoes. Many ski areas would not have been able to open at all in recent years if they had to rely on natural snow cover.

Now, as to whether the cause of all this is some natural cyclic phenomenon or something politically attributable I don't know. Enough hot air has already blown on this topic, I think.

Who's buying the beers?
post #59 of 145
Hey WTFH ready for that Beer?
post #60 of 145
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Originally Posted by SnowDog
oisin, from my understanding the primary source of the pollutants killing Northeastern Lakes is Canada.
Several of the New England States have actually joined in a lawsuit to force EPA to enforce the mandate of the Clean Air Act. Much of our dirty air has actually been traced directly to dirty midwest power plants. There are other sources, including auto emissions from the eastern seabord as well as sources in Canada. If you've ever driven through Sudbury Ontario you will appreciate the latter.

Why is this of interest to people who love the mountains? Some clear days in summer, ozone levels above 3000' are so high as to be unsafe and we are encouraged not to engage in vigorous physical exertion, pretty tough to avoid while you're humping a pack over mountain trails.
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