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Sam Adams
Member
Sat Feb 08 11:18:45
These ski lift lines are getting out of fucking control. Way too many people with money and time these days.

I think we should elect bernie so the upper middle class gets smaller.
Rugian
Member
Sat Feb 08 11:24:22
"I think we should elect bernie so the upper middle class gets smaller."

You joke, but if GND-style policies start to get enacted, most people will probably begin finding it prohibitively expense to fly out to the slopes.

Nothing infuriates communists more than the sight of American prosperity.
hood
Member
Sat Feb 08 11:40:06
Yeah, because people earning 6 figures are going to suddenly be both too strapped for cash to book a flight and somehow be magically targeted by measures to rein in the people making 8 figures.
Rugian
Member
Sat Feb 08 11:57:59
Hood,

Thanks for bringing up the issue of income taxation. That will indeed be another factor contributing to the long-term harm that the far leftist Democrats will cause to this country.

But in this case, I was referring to the idea that governments should attempt to stifle passenger demand for aviation flights in order to reduce emissions.

http://ean...n-demand-to-cut-carbon-output/
Dukhat
Member
Sat Feb 08 15:17:34
LoL, Rugian so stupid. Literally his brain will believe any echo chamber news story as long as it feeds his "White men are being victimized" narrative that powers his life.

Go read book and get a hobby you fat fuck loser.
jergul
large member
Sat Feb 08 21:50:21
Sammy
Mass tourism is not grounded on the spending habits of the upper middle class.
Sam Adams
Member
Sat Feb 08 22:54:17
One benefit of soviet jerguls:

The nations 1 ski resort has short lines.

Lulz.
jergul
large member
Sat Feb 08 23:02:43
Off by two orders of magnitude there.

114 ski resorts
Habebe
Member
Sat Feb 08 23:47:59
I havnt been skiing since i was boy. My aunt Hannelore and uncle Pete used to have a ski lodge on Killington up in Vermont.
jergul
large member
Sun Feb 09 00:03:53
I have not been skiing since Thursday :).
Sam Adams
Member
Sun Feb 09 11:38:22
"114 ski resorts "

Yes, im sure. In soviet jergul-land, steep road with occasionally function old truck count as ski area.
jergul
large member
Sun Feb 09 11:53:04
You really picked the wrong country to belittle its skiing capacity.

Rofl USA 1 nuclear rocket it can launch off steep road by pulling it with a truck.

We would both be at about the same order of magnitude wrong.
Sam Adams
Member
Sun Feb 09 12:23:47
Yes jergul. Lots of people go to russia for skiing. Its right up there with Aspen and Zermatt and Whistler and Chamonix.

Lol clunk.
jergul
large member
Sun Feb 09 13:01:45
What does Russia have to do with anything? Thats like me thinking you are North Korean.

You are being more wrong than usual today.
Sam Adams
Member
Sun Feb 09 19:13:14
Did you somehow think i ment western european nato-member norway when i said soviet jergul-land, and not the russia you always idolize?

Lol.
jergul
large member
Mon Feb 10 02:41:16
Soviet jergul-land is by definition Norway. Swedes like to call it the last Soviet state.

http://sca...rway-is-the-last-soviet-state/

If you meant Russia, then say Russia.

In fact, apply that principle systematically. Your way of writing is extremely muddy and inprecise.
hood
Member
Mon Feb 10 07:27:00
The irony of one saying another's writing is imprecise without being able to properly spell the key word...
jergul
large member
Mon Feb 10 07:30:57
Is that like the irony of a jewish person being a grammar nazi?

Never mind spelling, it is often very hard to know what Sammy is trying to say.
hood
Member
Mon Feb 10 07:39:27
Sam is indeed an idiot. But a misspelling of imprecise is pretty ironic.
jergul
large member
Mon Feb 10 07:44:28
Yah, I could actually not figure out how to spell it. I tried both variants and both looked wrong.
Sam Adams
Member
Mon Feb 10 07:46:27
"Soviet jergul-land is by definition Norway."

No. Norway is too functional, free, and owns too many western bloc weapons for you.

You get the bed you made, russia.
jergul
large member
Mon Feb 10 07:48:40
No thank you.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Mon Feb 10 09:21:44
Jergul
A wise old fisherman once gave me the advice to get a spell checker. Years later, I was shocked to out he didn't have one himself.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Mon Feb 10 09:29:34
Also, I will never understand this obsession you people have with snow. I think it is great you make something positive out of the time of year everything DIES, but mentally sane people from a wide range of socio-economical background prefer coconut palms, 25 degree breezes, beaches and flipflops. You can't really relax knowing that the air (THE FUCKING AIR) around you is trying to kill you.
TJ
Member
Mon Feb 10 09:49:28
Wisdom needs time to think.
Paramount
Member
Mon Feb 10 11:02:13
” mentally sane people from a wide range of socio-economical background prefer coconut palms, 25 degree breezes, beaches and flipflops”


That’s why the Finns invented the Sauna and Vodka. The most easy and cheap way to get some warmth here in the North during winter.
jergul
large member
Mon Feb 10 11:02:49
Nimi
There is always a lag between my updating firefox and my reinstalling a spellchecker.

Snow if fine for parts of the year. Bad summers suck. We almost always go away to somewhere nice during the summers.
Sam Adams
Member
Mon Feb 10 12:06:27
"You can't really relax knowing that the air (THE FUCKING AIR) around you is trying to kill you."

Lol. While there are definitely times where proper ski mountains are indeed trying to kill you, there are also plenty of times where said mountain is benign and comfortable. -2C with no winds? No problem. 5C no winds and south facing spring sun? Ski in shorts and tshirts! That sun gets downright hot when its bouncing off all that snow. Bring lots of sunscreen and at least 2 sets of sunglasses in case you lose 1.

-15C 50kt winds blowing snow and avalanches?Ya... be somewhere else.

You should try it though. Its wicked.
jergul
large member
Mon Feb 10 12:16:20
Wife literally got in the door after visiting someone. 5km there. 5km back. On skis. On an island with 50k people.

Its a good, practical way to stay in shape.
Sam Adams
Member
Mon Feb 10 12:35:27
And no bugs!

Plus ski towns are full of only people that made good life choices. Great bar scenes.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Feb 12 06:37:20
I have been to the Swedish mountains several times and it is enjoyable the way walking on any barren and hostile landscape is. But the novelty factor wears off. I am sure it happens walking on Mars as well, freaking awesome to walk on Mars, but by day 3 you realize you are JUST walking a barren wastland.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Feb 12 07:02:33
>>there are also plenty of times where said mountain is benign and comfortable. -2C with no winds? No problem. 5C no winds and south facing spring sun?<<

In a tank top, shorts and flip flops? It is a matter of time before your penis falls off.

I think it is reasonable we make something constructive out of the inevitable winter, change from biking to skiing, build snow persons and prepare for Christmas, but is it something we should long for? And then(!) perhaps you realize, maybe a little global warming isn't all that bad, like 3-4 degrees *shrugs*?

For millions of years the great apes understood that winter and cold weather was no good. It made food scarce and force all the women to wear tons of clothing. Now a bunch of pothead snowboarders have made this into a lifestyle. Tsk tsk tsk.

Uhm have 4 harvests a year and naked women running around or wear 4 layers of sheepskin and ice fishing. TOUGH CHOICE!
jergul
large member
Wed Feb 12 08:03:11
It does not actually feel barren. Frøken Smillas fornemelse for snø comes into effect. Lots of variation if you know what you are looking at.

Its not really a tough choice these days with advances like housing and international trade.

Women can happily be naked inside as we munch on imported afrodasiacs someone else has harvested 4 times a year :).
jergul
large member
Wed Feb 12 08:04:17
Also, the sun wrinkles people fast. Tautness lasts longer in the North.
Nekran
Member
Wed Feb 12 08:53:15
"Plus ski towns are full of only people that made good life choices."

Ahahahahahahaha.
Sam Adams
Member
Wed Feb 12 10:52:58
"For millions of years the great apes understood that winter and cold weather was no good. It made food scarce and force all the women to wear tons of clothing. Now a bunch of pothead snowboarders have made this into a lifestyle. Tsk tsk tsk.

Uhm have 4 harvests a year and naked women running around or wear 4 layers of sheepskin and ice fishing. TOUGH CHOICE! "

Lol, fair point.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Feb 12 13:05:55
Jergul
Fjällen looks amazing on computer screens as well :P

You can also drown in water, we don't need the cold like we need the water and sunlight. It is the genes I am sure. If I go on holiday to a tropical place during winter and come back, I am more depressed than when I left. I come back knowing Mangos can grow in your garden, who knew that? You feel like your entire life has been a lie.
jergul
large member
Wed Feb 12 13:30:07
Any climate people like in that way, parasites like better. I raise your frosty breath with 4 tape worms and 3 tze-tze flies.
Habebe
Member
Wed Feb 12 13:42:54
I moved from a place that has 4 vibrant seasons to a sub tropical climate. At least imo i prefer the 4 seasons.
Sam Adams
Member
Wed Feb 12 15:01:14
Skiers dont get swamp ass.
jergul
large member
Wed Feb 12 15:11:19
Evolved early humans demonstrated that by wanting refrigeration.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu Feb 13 08:47:49
Jergul
Well, yes the biodiversity of thise places includes disguating things. It is imo the big drawback, all the bugs and creepy crawlies. If you stay near the coasts/Islands and civilized areas you are good though.
jergul
large member
Thu Feb 13 09:12:24
Refrigeration is also cool. If you want to take great apes deciding they were tired of eating half-rotten stuff.
jergul
large member
Thu Feb 13 09:14:54
Though ultimately, I think the move to colder climates and the megafauna there was driven by population expansion.

River deltas are best anywhere, but once they are taken and food on demand no longer accessible, then colder food simply keeps better.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Feb 14 08:56:25
Ultimately neither the cold nor the parasites are a real issue given technology. Technology can not replace the sun on my face though, the green and lush vegetation, churping of the birds and mangos in my yard. There is nothing sustainable in transporting mangos from the other side of the earth Jergul.

Once you have taken a bath at midnight in the ocean at the equator and the water and air are so warm you could just stay there all night, there is no going back after that. You realize your entire life was a lie. There is no way to be nostalgic about that summer in 16 degrees water in Sweden.

The worst part of this is that it hasn't gotten better after 32 years of living here. We do not even get snow anymore, the snow lights everything up. You still get plenty snow where you are. It is just brown, grey, black. This november was apparently the cloudiest on record with the least amount of sun hours. There is a scientific basis for my grumpiness :(
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