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01-29-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

Maybe not. The idea that the concept of...

Maybe not. The idea that the concept of "slavery" can be flexible seems alarming to me. To what extent can we adjust the description of conditions that we rationalize slavery as acceptable? Its...
Forum: Touring
01-27-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By chromedome

Yes, let's see.....what did I learn from Flic's...

Yes, let's see.....what did I learn from Flic's thread? I learned the only way arijane will have fun in Scandinavia is to go with no money, in the winter, touring on a track bike, wearing a speedo...
01-27-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

That was discussed to a certain extent on pages...

That was discussed to a certain extent on pages three and four, how post-industrial priorities are different (and not necessarily more progressed) than those in industrialized nations. And how...
01-27-07, 10:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

And that's the other point. So many people just...

And that's the other point. So many people just can't see anything past the reach of their own grasp. But they want to act like they know something about it anyway.
01-27-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

Exactly. And that's the point that people just...

Exactly. And that's the point that people just don't get. It wouldn't take a whole lot at all.
01-27-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

What he wrote wasn't complex. And who cares if...

What he wrote wasn't complex. And who cares if he speaks mandarin, or any other language? And who cares what he assumes? If he assumes rather than asks, it's his mistake.
And I'm not hysterical...
01-27-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

Destroy the planet in what sense though? We...

Destroy the planet in what sense though? We don't need to make the planet smooth to destroy it. Just make enough havoc. One nuc each for the 19 mega-cities would do a lot of damage. Then one at...
01-26-07, 09:26 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

First of all, I need to apologise for altering...

First of all, I need to apologise for altering your post in my post. I did that accidently. I had already written something and deleted it, and deleted too far. Anyway.....

Omniscience? Maybe...
01-25-07, 11:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

[QUOTE=kjmillig]Chromedome, you obviously have...

[QUOTE=kjmillig]Chromedome, you obviously have opinions, and opinions on other's opinions. You may even have some knowledge of foreign affairs. Have you lived in Taiwan or PRC, or even had an...
01-25-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

And as long as we think and behave in an "us...

And as long as we think and behave in an "us versus them" way.
01-25-07, 07:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

I'm a little pessimistic about nuc war any more. ...

I'm a little pessimistic about nuc war any more. I just figure its going to happen eventually, as long as we keep hiring village idiots to be our caretakers. We'll just end up doing it to ourselves.
Forum: Foo
01-25-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,080
Posted By chromedome

The age of consent is the age of consent. And it...

The age of consent is the age of consent. And it doesn't matter how old you are, it can be considered statutory **** if she (or her parents, since they are still her legal guardians unless she has...
01-25-07, 07:01 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

This is where China is today? On the "verge" of...

This is where China is today? On the "verge" of becoming an industrial and military powerhouse? It might be a newsflash to you, but the rest of us are aware of the fact that China has had nuclear...
01-25-07, 06:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

So, does that mean it is up to Americans and...

So, does that mean it is up to Americans and America to decide if Taiwan is a nation or a province of the PRC? Or are you proposing the current (or future) administration of America meddle in the...
01-22-07, 12:42 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 36,437
Posted By chromedome

Where are you staying, Flic? Did you find a...

Where are you staying, Flic? Did you find a budget place in town? What's the name of the place? If you want something that's fun to do, you can go to the YMCA on Goumhouraya Street any evening and...
Forum: Africa
01-22-07, 12:42 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 35,620
Posted By chromedome

Where are you staying, Flic? Did you find a...

Where are you staying, Flic? Did you find a budget place in town? What's the name of the place? If you want something that's fun to do, you can go to the YMCA on Goumhouraya Street any evening and...
01-22-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 36,437
Posted By chromedome

And there's more to climbing a mountain than...

And there's more to climbing a mountain than putting on a pair of boots.
Forum: Africa
01-22-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 35,620
Posted By chromedome

And there's more to climbing a mountain than...

And there's more to climbing a mountain than putting on a pair of boots.
01-22-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 36,437
Posted By chromedome

Philosophically, that sounds great. Right up to...

Philosophically, that sounds great. Right up to the point of the risk of death. There were some other factors that some of us tried to warn her about: water-bourne disease, theft, violence, ****. ...
Forum: Africa
01-22-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 35,620
Posted By chromedome

Philosophically, that sounds great. Right up to...

Philosophically, that sounds great. Right up to the point of the risk of death. There were some other factors that some of us tried to warn her about: water-bourne disease, theft, violence, ****. ...
01-22-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 36,437
Posted By chromedome

If, by what you say, she is on her own trip and...

If, by what you say, she is on her own trip and not somebody else's, why did you offer help? Were you not the one that offered help and insight to her through PMs, relying on your own experience...
Forum: Africa
01-22-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 35,620
Posted By chromedome

If, by what you say, she is on her own trip and...

If, by what you say, she is on her own trip and not somebody else's, why did you offer help? Were you not the one that offered help and insight to her through PMs, relying on your own experience...
01-22-07, 09:26 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 36,437
Posted By chromedome

But it looks like you're not able to tell us much...

But it looks like you're not able to tell us much about Yoshi. That's OK. I wasn't expecting much from you.
I was just wondering if and how Yoshi made it to Europe. You said what he was...
Forum: Africa
01-22-07, 09:26 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 35,620
Posted By chromedome

But it looks like you're not able to tell us much...

But it looks like you're not able to tell us much about Yoshi. That's OK. I wasn't expecting much from you.
I was just wondering if and how Yoshi made it to Europe. You said what he was...
01-21-07, 11:51 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 36,437
Posted By chromedome

Did Yoshi happen to mention what route he was...

Did Yoshi happen to mention what route he was planning to take through Sudan and Egypt? I imagine you've emailed back and forth a few times since to share your stories. Maybe you could invite him...
Forum: Africa
01-21-07, 11:51 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 35,620
Posted By chromedome

Did Yoshi happen to mention what route he was...

Did Yoshi happen to mention what route he was planning to take through Sudan and Egypt? I imagine you've emailed back and forth a few times since to share your stories. Maybe you could invite him...
01-21-07, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,794
Posted By chromedome

Alternate warmth and cold. Getan electric...

Alternate warmth and cold. Getan electric heating pad and set it on medium heat and wrap your arm with it for 20 mins, then an ice pack for 10 mins (bags of frozen veges work great) and alternate...
Forum: Foo
01-17-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By chromedome

But I think Hanks just put Ryan's bookstore out...

But I think Hanks just put Ryan's bookstore out of business, and he said it was nothing personal. And then she said.....
Forum: Foo
01-17-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By chromedome

Meg Ryan said something to Tom Hanks in some...

Meg Ryan said something to Tom Hanks in some sappy movie about "Whatever something is, it starts by being personal." Does that apply here?
Forum: Foo
01-17-07, 10:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,121
Posted By chromedome

Quadratic functions. Its like, wtf? ...

Quadratic functions. Its like, wtf?

Cooking. I need every pot and pan and mixing bowl in the neighborhood just to make a meatball.

Running. I can run uphill OK, and downhill OK, but on flat...
Forum: Touring
01-16-07, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By chromedome

AND its greatly over-priced. It hasn't been...

AND its greatly over-priced. It hasn't been legit transportation in decades. Just an amusement ride. And how often does the "B" ticket ride break down and needs buses to haul people on to the next...
Forum: Touring
01-15-07, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By chromedome

Check your bike for damage BEFORE you leave the...

Check your bike for damage BEFORE you leave the station. Those ****ing bastard Amtrak *******s trashed my bike a few years ago. It was packaged properly and loaded properly into the compartment,...
Forum: Touring
01-15-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By chromedome

I think its certainly improvable. Your question...

I think its certainly improvable.
Your question makes me think of something that's been in the news a lot lately, about climbers going to Everest. 1996 was a record year for deaths, and last year's...
01-14-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

Alan, nobody, including me, said I love...

Alan, nobody, including me, said I love communism. Point that out to me in any of my posts where I said I do. Just more of your brand of crap. Maybe you can skew what other people have to say, but...
Forum: Touring
01-14-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,045
Posted By chromedome

In July of 2003 we followed Highway 2 through...

In July of 2003 we followed Highway 2 through west Nebraska. Hot, real hot, like upper 90s and over 100. I was expecting cornfields, but west Nebrasa seems to be mostly Sand Hills, lots of rollers,...
01-14-07, 10:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

Do you trust unions in America?

Do you trust unions in America?
01-14-07, 09:52 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

15% of the population of the PRC is communist. ...

15% of the population of the PRC is communist. The rest are socialist. And it seems all are trying to be as capitalist as possible.

Why are there so many Taiwanese companies and business men...
Forum: Foo
01-13-07, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,639
Posted By chromedome

Which would be the opposite of the most obscene...

Which would be the opposite of the most obscene phrases ever spoken:
You're buying.
There's overtime.
Give me 5 minutes and meet me in the bathroom.
Forum: Touring
01-13-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By chromedome

I'm sure you'll do fine. If you have the luxury...

I'm sure you'll do fine. If you have the luxury of time, take a break one or two days a week if your body needs it. If you find yourself in a nice spot, spend an extra day there visiting.
01-13-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 36,437
Posted By chromedome

The kms that Machka wants you to put in right now...

The kms that Machka wants you to put in right now isn't necessarily for you to get stronger or fitter, it's meant to see if the bike is working OK, and that you know what to expect from it when you...
Forum: Africa
01-13-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 35,620
Posted By chromedome

The kms that Machka wants you to put in right now...

The kms that Machka wants you to put in right now isn't necessarily for you to get stronger or fitter, it's meant to see if the bike is working OK, and that you know what to expect from it when you...
Forum: Touring
01-13-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By chromedome

You can also try NSAIDs. Ibuprofen and Naprosyn...

You can also try NSAIDs. Ibuprofen and Naprosyn (over the counter at any drug store or supermarket in NA.) Take one or two at the start of the day to prevent the pain from building up, then one...
Forum: Touring
01-13-07, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By chromedome

As far as your knees are concerned, look down...

As far as your knees are concerned, look down periodically to see if your knees are drifting out away from midline. This tends to happen to people when they start getting fatigued. Keep your knees...
Forum: Foo
01-12-07, 11:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,639
Posted By chromedome

Guiness. Lasagna. Splank (The use of Funk to...

Guiness.
Lasagna.
Splank (The use of Funk to free minds and behinds from constipated notions; anti-spank.)
01-12-07, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,107
Posted By chromedome

Probably strangled with duct tape by some liberal...

Probably strangled with duct tape by some liberal redneck on a vintage recumbent while I'm fixing the chain with a zip tie on my slave-labor Wal-bike in the middle of the desert when I should have...
Forum: Foo
01-12-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,898
Posted By chromedome

Which means my name means Vomiting Ropemaker.

Which means my name means Vomiting Ropemaker.
01-12-07, 10:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,156
Posted By chromedome

Modern scandals and controversy. Granted, we've...

Modern scandals and controversy. Granted, we've always had scandal, but now we get frequent up-to-the-minute updates! And Lance's personal life. Or Tyler's. Or anybody else on a bike. Or off a...
Forum: Foo
01-12-07, 09:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,066
Posted By chromedome

And how many men don't make the cut on the men's...

And how many men don't make the cut on the men's tour on a regular basis?
01-12-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,028
Posted By chromedome

So, still off the slaves in Taiwan thread, I...

So, still off the slaves in Taiwan thread, I asked 8 Chinese friends, aged from their 20s to their 40s, each univ educated and seemingly well-read, if there is slavery in China. I got responses from...
Forum: Touring
01-11-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By chromedome

I have a 4 piece, 9', 4 weight, Lamiglas that I...

I have a 4 piece, 9', 4 weight, Lamiglas that I take sometimes. Its roughly the same length as tent poles, so I pack it with them to protect it. Also, if it gets busted, I'm not out a lot of money....
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