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Re: $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
Richard's #1 and #2 are Iraq and Afganistan @ Jerry - Oops, how right you are! Well, let's say it bears repeating... @Ian - Sure, we can easily destroy a country like Afghanistan or ...

In Chaff » $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
October 19, 12:46pm

The $17 trillion deficit
A huge amount like $17T, there are going to be more than just one or two reasons. Adding to the above, let's not forget our foreign misadventures in Iraq and Afhhanistan! If folks like Mccain...

In Chaff » $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
October 19, 4:35am

Re: A bit on "Beliefs" I found. Copied and pasted, not my writing.
Hi Valerie: I actually agree with the sentiment that extremism too often reflects a closed mind. But I am taken back with the author's simplistic (and also erroneous) view that equates beli...

In Chaff » A bit on "Beliefs" I found. Copied and pasted, not my writing.
October 18, 10:58am

Is the writer rejecting beliefs? If so, then pretty extreme IMO. Beliefs serve as a mental guidance for us. Rejecting / avoiding beliefs wholesale ("every belief is a door closed") c...

In Chaff » A bit on "Beliefs" I found. Copied and pasted, not my writing.
October 18, 12:56am

No, not at all... :)

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 15, 4:04am

Iranian Hospitality
Thanks, everyone, for your comments - even you, Doug, for your attempt to 'politicize' my thread - although it was FUNNY INDEED. :) I just checked into my hotel here in Esfahan - Iran&#...

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 12, 8:28am

Re: Iranian Hospitality
I hold dual citizenship - HK and US. I got my visa and entered the country using my HK passport. Americans are welcomed as well - but only in tour groups - whereas I much prefer traveling indepen...

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 08, 9:47pm

Hi Ian: Thanks. It's a mausoleum - and a house of prayer. The name is "Imamzadeh-e Ali Ebn-e Hamze" - in the city of Shiraz.

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 08, 7:15am

Iranian Hospitality
I've been traveling in Iran for two weeks now and really enjoying it. The people here are always ready with a smile and a welcome when they see foreigners. I shot this photo recently. Nothing s...

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 08, 6:51am

Re: Special moment with my Son
Ohhhhhhhh... Nice, very nice! :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Special moment with my Son
September 02, 10:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Ben 2 World

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Big Sky Ultra C Aluminum Tent Stakes
I've been using titanium shepherd hook stakes for years now -- loving their ultralight weight but disappointed with their suboptimal ground penetration and holding power. These stakes can be bent...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 09, 8:02pm

Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I received my pair and went on a moderate 2-hour hike today (approx. 2,000 ft. elevation gain over 2.7 miles -- then returning back down). I find the specs to be accurate, and the poles a beauty to...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:33pm

MontBell Versalite 20
This is a no-thrills but well-constructed frameless day pack. You can see photo and specs here. You can also see BPL...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 04, 7:18pm

Coleman F1 Ultralight
The first review touched on the F1's performance. This post will describe and critique the set up process. Prior to buying the F1, I have used the MSR PocketRocket (PR). With the PR, all you ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 28, 11:03am

Micropur MP 1 Chlorine Dioxide Water Purifier Tablet
Comparison to Potable Aqua above is incorrect. For bacteria and viruses, Micropur is just as effective and easy to use (15 minutes treatment time). It is only for protozoa (e.g. cryptosporidium) t...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 06, 9:28am