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    Challenge him to a ski-off, and follow in his...

    Challenge him to a ski-off, and follow in his wake (because you surely wont be in front).

    Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.*






    *But it might kill you
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    In these rare instances when "free money" with...

    In these rare instances when "free money" with "no guarantee" is involved, I wouldn't "presume" anything.

    My 2.
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    It's a terrible idea! Complete conflict of...

    It's a terrible idea! Complete conflict of interest.

    Not only that, but with the for-profit arrangement there's skin-in-the-game and an incentive to make sure things operate as they should. ...
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    ROTFLMAO Yup. Just as I suspected. How...

    ROTFLMAO

    Yup. Just as I suspected. How freaking unbelievably shady.
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    That's fine. Quarterly reviews are standard. ...

    That's fine. Quarterly reviews are standard. Not inspecting the finances at all, however, which has been alleged, is not.

    Assuming reviews are taking place, however, I do question whether the...
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    So, I knew it was an abnormally cool year and...

    So, I knew it was an abnormally cool year and that 90+ is probably not going to happen anymore, but I just learned it's a new record.
    ...
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    If I won a $150M lottery I'd offer them $2M and...

    If I won a $150M lottery I'd offer them $2M and call it a day. Assuming the property taxes aren't absurdly butt-raping of course. Then I'd spend another few million and put in a double. Personal...
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    Optimism would be naive. Misrepresentation is...

    Optimism would be naive. Misrepresentation is certainly factual.

    Fraud I think would be very difficult to prove, but I'm not a lawyer and I haven't even played one on TV.

    But there's no doubt...
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    Yes. Dramatically so. Good lord in heaven,...

    Yes. Dramatically so. Good lord in heaven, they're not even remotely similar.

    The former is made chiefly due to the fact that it's likely a poor investment.
    The latter is made chiefly due to...
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    Oh, the "whatever reason" for the numerous month...

    Oh, the "whatever reason" for the numerous month delay is quite obvious.

    As VTKilarney noted, the foreign money moving into Jay Peak is going to slow substantially now.

    By intentionally...
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    Hardly. EB-5 is the artificial monkeying with...

    Hardly. EB-5 is the artificial monkeying with small-scale economies, and it will have negative unforeseen consequences with very little real local benefit. The "jobs created" metric, for instance,...
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    My bad then, for some reason I thought it was...

    My bad then, for some reason I thought it was ~$75.



    Absolutely. Their remote location versus competitors has always been their biggest hurdle.



    Jay couldn't have. No investment bank...
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    You're assuming $84 is market rate? That's a bit...

    You're assuming $84 is market rate? That's a bit strong in my opinion. I think Jay Peak is currently fairly priced. I view them most similarly to Smuggler's Notch in terms of quality of terrain...
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    And remember, they're still ADDING to capacity. ...

    And remember, they're still ADDING to capacity. There are going to be some phenomenal Jay Peak lodging deals a handful of years from now.

    The downside, of course, is that I predict Jay is...
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    Forget the $100. If you can do JFK or EWR for...

    Forget the $100. If you can do JFK or EWR for the same price instead of LGA, do so. I wouldn't risk flying out of LaGuardia in the winter. You get so much as a snowflake, icy rain, wintery mix,...
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    Were I in charge, at this point, I'd give Jay...

    Were I in charge, at this point, I'd give Jay Peak a limited amount of time to come up to date with the reporting that they're supposed to be doing in the first place.

    If they miss that date,...
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    This was for me the most amazing part of the...

    This was for me the most amazing part of the article (if true).

    It makes it sound like the Vermont-run Regional Center hasnt a clue what's going on, doesnt know how to investigate entities...
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    I've been telling people this EB-5 situation (and...

    I've been telling people this EB-5 situation (and writing here) will end poorly for several years now. Not only am I not shocked, I expected this, and more.

    The worst is yet to come. Not only...
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    This has been a pretty cool year, and if the...

    This has been a pretty cool year, and if the long-range forecasts are correct, you can pretty much kiss any temperatures > 90 degrees goodbye until 2015.
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    Sticky: This is what I was referring to. I thought I...

    This is what I was referring to. I thought I needed to email them my mailing address. Apparently not so and it's done by email now?
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    Sticky: Anybody have the email address to get on the...

    Anybody have the email address to get on the Vermont VIP Ski Pass annual distribution?

    That's the one no-brainer SOTC deal that I seem to always forget about.
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    Those are great deals, though the website claims...

    Those are great deals, though the website claims holiday blackouts may apply*.

    For those not living in Mass, is this only through ACE or do other ski clubs offer this?

    *
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    Correct. With the former, it will be known if...

    Correct.

    With the former, it will be known if you're right or wrong near immediately, and your career will depend on results.

    With the latter, it will take decades to know if you're right or...
  24. You agree with my statement, but wonder why it's...

    You agree with my statement, but wonder why it's bad? I dont get it. At any rate, I think it's pretty awful. I also approach it from the standpoint of being completely economically fraudulent...
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    I use this from time to time, and I have an Excel...

    I use this from time to time, and I have an Excel spreadsheet I downloaded that does the same thing. It's not a perfect science due to variability, but they're usually within 2% of each other. I...
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