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post #31 of 40
Have you seen the Daily show latelty?  Too funny. Yes.  I like how the govt' revoked his visa the other day!  :) 
post #32 of 40
I forgot to add: I am the sole employee of my business, so if I didn't respond, my client is SOL. I doubt that is the situation with Leiter. Someone has his back.

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I left the area early yesterday (Breck reported 8") to help a client with their network. She said 'enjoy your day on the hill', but I felt responsible to help her out before noon. The problem had resolved itself by 11:00. My phone call to help will likely help insure I'll continue to have a client in the future.

It was cold and windy and that influenced me, too. I have stopped skiing early on a real powder day to help a client, though. I want to keep their business and be able to afford to live in a place where I can have the choice to ski on a workday.
post #33 of 40
Had he done a good job and ran a really tight ship, the bomber would have been stop or caught based on one of the two tips. And we probably wouldn't even know about it. He can skied to his heart's content.

Having failed miserably in his "real" duty, making an appearence in the office is pure politics. But hey, if the public think that's good enough for him to keep his job, well, better stick to driving.
post #34 of 40
Still on the Tiger Woods SNL skit for my contemporary humor.  I did notice on a flight the other day that comedians are now going after the administration.

On a practical note, I feel like a jerk for using bberry, cell, etc. on lifts to stay in touch -- more a conflict with my self-image than anything, but it does feel wrong.  But, it kind of hammers home that skiing are riding are very inward-looking -- I really believe that they're restorative so not the same as, say, drinking martinis for the same period of time.  But, the world don't care.
post #35 of 40
No doubt but the failure was systemic. Everyone down the chain F'd up. Too much 'terfism" and not enough eye on the big picture. The technology for sharing data inter-company is deplorable. Systems dont' talk to each other and just forget getting our systems to talk to foriegn agencies. The black-ops folks will never allow any of that.

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Had he done a good job and ran a really tight ship, the bomber would have been stop or caught based on one of the two tips. And we probably wouldn't even know about it. He can skied to his heart's content.

Having failed miserably in his "real" duty, making an appearence in the office is pure politics. But hey, if the public think that's good enough for him to keep his job, well, better stick to driving.
post #36 of 40
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Actually no, it isn't, the thread title was merely an attention grabber, the article was what the thread was meant to be about it just got   before it could really start into what it was intended to.

I'm not going political here.  I ignored that, and went with the title!
post #37 of 40
I'll take the job!!
I'll go skiing and when somthing happens, and the TV and restta the media make a huge fuss outta it and the press says" hey I hate to do this but you the goat today" I'll pack up my briefcase take the severance package and go ski for the rest of my life!!
Wow I need one of those great jobs to loose"Sigh"
post #38 of 40
...death...

Exactly Jacques, keep your political BS out of this forum, stfu and ski more!

you want to rant polotics  go to usmessageboards.com and have at it


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I'm not going political here.  I ignored that, and went with the title!
 
post #39 of 40
 was skiing in austria and it was the perfect day. as the day got longer and warmer the slopes looked more like a motocross track after a main event rather than a ski area. i was looking for warp speed in a semi steep and semi aggressive left turn when i heard the rumble of the deadly ski chatter under my feet. before i knew it i had acheived warp speed but was no longer connected to the hill. i was now flying backwards toward the outside snow fence parallel to the snow below me. i hit the snow fence at such speed and force that the plastic fence stretched. it probably looked like something out of a roadrunner coyote cartoon. the fence stopped me and dropped me 20 feet down a ledge into a stream, skis still connected. when i left the snow in the turn they never touched again. i unlocked my skis and climbed out of the stream. i then counted body parts and began to laugh. i was without a scratch. wet and counting my blessings i climbed up the ledge and threw my skis on top. locked back in and went to the lodge. this happened 16 years ago and i remember it like yesterday. it was one of my fondest skiing memories ever. have i slowed down at all? not on your life. did something similar in norway, without the cliff and the stream.............that was a yard sale. then to top them, i competed in a race last year and won the gold medal. forgot to clean the snow from under my boots after getting the medal and had a ski unlock on the bunny hill with family. fell at slow speed and broke my shoulder blade, collar bone and seperated my shoulder so bad i was done for the season. go figure. did i stop skiing????? nope, blamed the skis and bought new faster ones with stronger bindings. will i ever stop skiing? only to snowboard or die.
post #40 of 40
skiing for me now is in michigan most of the time with family on hills rather than mountains. speed is no longer an issue. bombing their "double black diamond"  runs gets a little old. i need to venture west or far east again. my 180cm rc4 worldcups barely get up to speed and it's over. kinda like sex at 16 again.
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