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    When your numbers start looking too high, raise...

    When your numbers start looking too high, raise the map color thresholds.
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    We're talking about loss of tourism for one...

    We're talking about loss of tourism for one season here, right?
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    Suffer vs [VT will] crumble or 'No way VT can...

    Suffer vs [VT will] crumble or 'No way VT can survive' or devastated. Of course tourism affects many industries. It's just when you look at statewide numbers tourism isn't pivotal, like say in...
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    27093 I found you had to crunch some...

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    I found you had to crunch some numbers, but here's one breakdown that doesn't segment tourism. You can see that government, medical, finance, construction and manufacturing make up a...
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    Some of the sources I looked at for tourism's...

    Some of the sources I looked at for tourism's contribution to GDP takes into account second homeowners, short term rentals, etc.

    As you can see, I edited my post above as I shortly after saw the...
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    Not sure where the $3B number comes from, but...

    Not sure where the $3B number comes from, but Vermont's GDP is 35B, so using your number you get 8.5% for Tourism's contribution to the VT economy. It's important, but I don't think you can state...
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    So non residents pay higher taxes and have zero...

    So non residents pay higher taxes and have zero kids in the local school system and cannot vote locally. No money grab there.
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    Those of you saying Vermont will crumble without...

    Those of you saying Vermont will crumble without tourism need to get over yourselves. Tourism accounts for 6-8% of the Vermont economy. What will be devastated is tourism dependent businesses and...
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    If so, I think there should be 2 sections, one...

    If so, I think there should be 2 sections, one without carbon based inefficient heating marked "Global Warming" section.
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    While it is tough to believe Stenger had zero...

    While it is tough to believe Stenger had zero knowledge of the spaghetti like money trail that was oozing out of Jay Peak, all the information to date shows Stenger was not the beneficiary of that...
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    What would make you say Killington is desperate...

    What would make you say Killington is desperate for more real estate? They have plenty of expansion room they haven't tapped (Interconnect). They own close in acreage for walk-to and ski-in condos,...
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    Snovembers are rare. But rain between Dec 23-31...

    Snovembers are rare. But rain between Dec 23-31 is a 5 out of 8 shot, and some are warm enough to lose terrain. Cold MLK has been the rule lately.

    Christmas week skiing is about family, not...
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    You guys should know better. On a windy sub zero...

    You guys should know better. On a windy sub zero day the gondola is a welcome refuge from the in your face frostbite winds. There is no line at that temp, and there are no wedge turners, just...
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    Only? That's a 32 inch square of space for each...

    Only? That's a 32 inch square of space for each person, less when you consider people do not space themselves precisely. That's crazy in light of every other restriction for indoor dining, 6 foot...
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    Thanks for helping to further illustrate my point.

    Thanks for helping to further illustrate my point.
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    Yes, and available to who is also a factor. That...

    Yes, and available to who is also a factor. That post was in furtherance of a previous post that illustrated how folks are talking past each other. Sorta like now.




    *Available, in the...
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    I'd say different papers than you. It's been out...

    I'd say different papers than you. It's been out for a while. Here's an updated article, first google hit.

    Biotech firm Moderna expects to know by November whether its coronavirus vaccine is...
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    Just a guess, but if your county for all 30 days...

    Just a guess, but if your county for all 30 days has been less than VT's current estimate of your county's rate, then that would imply that VT's transmission rate in the model is faulty. Or another...
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    There's some talking past each other out there. ...

    There's some talking past each other out there. The White House says the vaccine will be available this fall. I interpret that to mean the first distributed doses that will go to medical workers,...
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    Not quite what they said: A third fix, he told...

    Not quite what they said:

    A third fix, he told commissioners, is underway in the installation of a new high-speed chairlift: “The capacity of the existing lift system would max out at about...
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    Spam. Got to give him credit though, it's boot...

    Spam. Got to give him credit though, it's boot spam in a boot thread.

    On a related note, there is a very good attempt to sell you LL Bean boots at a very good price running now on Facebook. It ...
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    There isn't going to be much cash accepted, most...

    There isn't going to be much cash accepted, most announcements I've seen have already gone cashless, on line advance purchase only. That way they have zero touch. They also get contact tracing and...
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    All good points. Everything is better except the...

    All good points. Everything is better except the expense. (and the ice susceptibility)

    If you spend 3 million more on the HSQ than the FG, over 30 years at 5% interest that's $386,000 more you...
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    Wait a minute. How do you wait in line at an...

    Wait a minute. How do you wait in line at an empty area?????

    A fixed grip quad spits out 2,400 skiers in an hour. On any given moment you have something like 300 people on the lift. If it takes...
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    One thing I've been noticing as a more subliminal...

    One thing I've been noticing as a more subliminal bias is sequence and depth bias. For example,

    "The US Ski Area Consortium reported to day that tele-skiers are responsible for most trash and...
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