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    I first skied at grossingers around 1971. kind...

    I first skied at grossingers around 1971.

    kind of silly to use the nevelle as an example of a failed ski resort.

    i dont know if this is a factor in the lack of growth in skiers, but, and please...
  2. not sure why youre trying to make an argument...

    not sure why youre trying to make an argument here where there isnt any. like you said, its sure nice to have.
    where do you get that they had a 25.5b surplus last year?
  3. my only point was that the state of texas makes...

    my only point was that the state of texas makes significant revenue from the oil industry. Unless you are arguing that 6b/year in direct revenues is insignificant, I'd say we agree. Ya know, 6b...
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    and easter too.

    and easter too.
  5. also, the people building those schools and...

    also, the people building those schools and municipal infrastructure get paid and pay taxes from that. When population is declining, you dont have that, but you still have the maintenance costs of...
  6. so they get 6.2b a year directly from oil and...

    so they get 6.2b a year directly from oil and that doesnt include all the industry jobs paying taxes and employees spending, the secondary and tertiary benefits to the economy. Its a big advantage.
  7. I'm not disagreeing with you, but I dont think...

    I'm not disagreeing with you, but I dont think teachers or govt workers in Texas or Utah make any less than their counterparts in VT. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd bet they have similar pension benefits...
  8. Its much easier for a state to have its "act...

    Its much easier for a state to have its "act together" when it reaps massive revenue from natural resources as is the case with texas. and furthermore, is growing. By that I mean, the northern...
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    my recollection of '06-'07 is that it started off...

    my recollection of '06-'07 is that it started off much worse than this season has. either way, it seems january is almost always up and down before things start to turn around super bowl weekend. ...
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    I hope Jason kills it with pizza soul in what...

    I hope Jason kills it with pizza soul in what should be be called the mehurons food court. He makes a great pizza. Always did back to his days at the gatehouse. I havent tried the ramen place yet...
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    +1.

    +1.
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    unfortunately the overnight model runs didn’t do...

    unfortunately the overnight model runs didn’t do us any favors.
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    Happy new year! castlerock was awesome...

    Happy new year!
    castlerock was awesome yesterday. Hiked over around 1:30. Did castlerock run over to cotillion.
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    Wasn’t really crowded. skiing was super fun. ...

    Wasn’t really crowded.
    skiing was super fun. Even got into the woods a bit. A little thin but surprisingly good coverage in there.
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    my recollection is they have had these power...

    my recollection is they have had these power curtailments for as long as I can remember.

    a bit firm out there today, except off gatehouse. Sleeper was like spring conditions. Forecast looking...
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    motor booty was great. that was the 50th...

    motor booty was great. that was the 50th anniversary party, right?
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    I think I saw them at the hostel last new years...

    I think I saw them at the hostel last new years eve or thereabouts. great show
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    Is that even possible? That would be extremely...

    Is that even possible? That would be extremely disappointing. almost as much as the forecast for saturday.
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    I find the lines on black diamond are better...

    I find the lines on black diamond are better formed than those on upper FIS. The latter can have some funky shapes.

    As for favorite trails. I dont know, depends on conditions. Ripcord in the...
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    And she cooks too!

    And she cooks too!
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    some years ago, they used to do that in...

    some years ago, they used to do that in slidebrook in the summer. Was fun.
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    that's my wife's handiwork.

    that's my wife's handiwork.
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    Are there issues other than cost, involved in...

    Are there issues other than cost, involved in doing anything to the lodges at Mt Ellen (other than usual permits and what not)??? I had heard there were some kind of septic/sewage issue.
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    if you can get to the shuttle to lincoln, you can...

    if you can get to the shuttle to lincoln, you can get to the one to mt ellen.
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    This. the medium sized pine trees are packed in...

    This. the medium sized pine trees are packed in there tight. Its unpleasant to have to bushwack through that stuff.
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