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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Damn, Doug, you're always one step ahead of me when it comes to the good stuff. :o(

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 8:31pm

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"If we had more wind turbines, fracking, automobile efficiency, house efficiency,... we wouldn't depend on the Middle East" But we'd still be involved.

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 8:23pm

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"What motivational similarities are there between Bosnia and Iraq?" A desire to control the course of history, impose our superior ideology, add more nations to our list of allies/sphe...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 6:17pm

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"Somalia. Bosnia. Haiti. Some handled better than others but we didn't stand to gain anything from any of these missions. I personally deployed to Bosnia as a squad leader and am very prou...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 6:08pm

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"There's not a one size fits all answer for why we do what we do." No, but there are some common motivating factors underlying just about everything we do.

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 5:51pm

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"I agree, if there wasn't oil around our actions would be different" We could buy the oil for a helluva lot less than it costs to put boots on the ground. Imagine for a moment tha...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 5:48pm

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"We don't march in wholesale and starve then entire country like Russia did to Ukraine." Could you elaborate on this one, Michael? I'm experiencing cognitive dissonance here. ...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 5:43pm

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"Cornel West does." The long version of what I was trying to say, but ever so much more eloquently. Thanks for posting this, Doug.

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 8:44pm

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"Tom, Obama had/has the chance to speak the truth, expose the corruption and speak honestly to the American people. That would have been worth more to me than anything he tried and was not abl...

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 8:40pm

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"Like I have been saying: anyone seeking that kind of power does not get a break when it comes to doing the right thing, in whatever capacity one can. Did he do all he could? No." Yo...

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 5:34pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

REI Peak UL
I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm