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    Alchemy ? noun the medieval...

    Alchemy ?

    noun




    the medieval forerunner of chemistry, based on the supposed transformation of matter. It was concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold or to...
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    Unless I have you mixed up with someone else, I...

    Unless I have you mixed up with someone else, I believe you XC ski as well as Alpine? If so, try skiing, and staying, at Garnet Hill sometime. Ski Garnet one day and then Gore.
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    No, it's not his imagination. North Creek and the...

    No, it's not his imagination. North Creek and the surrounding area is a "cold spot". I've spent many a winter morning in the area where it was way < -0F and 50 miles away was way above 0F. It's one...
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    Agree 100%.

    Agree 100%.
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    When the going gets tough, the tough get going....

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Yes the financial environment is tougher now than 30 or 50 years ago when our fathers made a living, but some of the young are making it just fine, so...
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    True. The generational gap cuts both ways. ...

    True. The generational gap cuts both ways.



    When I say automation I include the information economy, not just robotic manufacturing. I think that may be the disconnect. That 500%+ increase...
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    1) My point? What exactly is my point from what...

    1) My point? What exactly is my point from what I've posted in this thread? I've only corrected some assumptions made. I've made no claims.

    2) Those charts you posted are non-farm based...
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    You can't use those productivity numbers to prove...

    You can't use those productivity numbers to prove anything other than machinery and automation amplify the amount of work a company can produce with less workers.
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    Point of fact: Three of those companies were...

    Point of fact: Three of those companies were founded by Baby Boomers, one by a Gen Xer, and only one by a millennial. All of them primarily used technology invented by those that came before them,...
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    Bullshit. That generation lived through the great...

    Bullshit. That generation lived through the great depression and then quietly went to war and ended WWII. When they
    came home they quietly went back to work and literally built the middle class. If...
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    Yup, and learning to ignore them is a skill worth developing. But, honestly, I've skied Killington for the past 25 years and I've never encountered many peeps with attitude, or the crowds so bad I...
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    I had not read that before but I don't doubt it...

    I had not read that before but I don't doubt it in the least. Jerry helped Bob out of his funk and helped Bob reconnect with his own music during the Dylan/Dead tour. From what I understand: At the...
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    Agreed. Love Jerry. He was a force, a gentle...

    Agreed. Love Jerry. He was a force, a gentle force, but a force nevertheless.
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    :lol: I liked Old and In the Way; have a couple...

    :lol: I liked Old and In the Way; have a couple of their discs. Yeah technically speaking not Hunter and "the" band, but other's that backed Jerry, and both of those two other groups of Jerry's,...
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    True. And Killington is definitely focusing on...

    True. And Killington is definitely focusing on getting more into summer activities. Personally, I'd build lodges that had more than a 30 year lifespan. That way, the old charming lodge is part of the...
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    Shame they caved. FIS is geeting like FIFA.

    Shame they caved. FIS is geeting like FIFA.
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    I read about that. Sad. RIP

    I read about that. Sad. RIP
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    Way to get after it, Cornhead!

    Way to get after it, Cornhead!
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    Overlook at Bell. Platty lodge. MRG Box....

    Overlook at Bell.
    Platty lodge.
    MRG Box.
    Mansfield at Stowe.
    K1 ( Do not see a reason why they need to sink 27 million into a new lodge there ? But I would have kept the old Yankee Stadium too )...
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    Funny, Noraquay lodge, which is a beautiful big...

    Funny, Noraquay lodge, which is a beautiful big post and beam structure, was playing that video on a loop.
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    Just got back from Banff. Skied all 3. We had...

    Just got back from Banff. Skied all 3. We had hoped for spring conditions with soft bumps all over the place, but the weather did not cooperate, and they are having a low snow year. Still had a great...
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    Sticky: The "Helter Skelter to the Light to lower...

    The "Helter Skelter to the Light to lower Escapade" was a nice run. The Light and Powerline were a surprisingly good runs at Killington on Wednesday, for my 76th day of skiing this 2018/2019 season....
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    Yup, throw in some Coltrane, Grant Green and now...

    Yup, throw in some Coltrane, Grant Green and now you're talking.

    I was going to simply reply Dylan. He has done more to shape the music of the 20C then any other singer/song writer. But, is he an...
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    Cool, thanks!

    Cool, thanks!
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    Cut it almost in half with a sinuous line of...

    Cut it almost in half with a sinuous line of white pines ( use snow fences to protect trees until they mature ). The sinuous line will be a good wind block for the prevailing winds that rip up that...
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