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Nick Gatel (ngatel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me Started backpacking in the 1960's and still going strong.
CityPalm Springs
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.popupbackpacker.com
My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: The Carbon Flame War
Nick should the government let international trade fall victim to pirates, or should the governments use their military to secure trade routes ? ------------------------------------------------...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 19, 1:39am

Re: Does lightweight philosophy interfere with joining group trips?
I do not understand why anyone would want to hike with a group. I run across groups once in a while. Lots of noise and they trample on things. Maybe 3 - 5 would be okay once in a while, but I...

In Philosophy & Technique » Does lightweight philosophy interfere with joining group trips?
November 18, 10:32pm

Re: Re: Government
Nick, just saw your latest comment. Wow, we actually very much agree on something! Cool! :-) Miguel, Much more than you suspect! BTW, I am really enjoying this thread, and I did not join...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 18, 10:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: no light either.
A corporation, treated as a person for 1st Amendment purposes, can use the enormous amount of money it has at its disposal as a result of the collective efforts of thousands of workers, to drown ou...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 18, 10:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Government
I have always been under the impression democracy referred to means by which a people chooses its leaders, with each qualified citizen casting a vote. Within this general category, the voting can b...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 18, 8:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Government
Engineers and philosophers of science? Isn't that kind of like trying to mix oil and water? I would rather grow up to be a metaphysician. ----------------------------------------------...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 18, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Government
If you can't find a lot of government funded research that has really paid off, go look at the national laboratories (Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Fermi, etc.). Right now the big push is energy-relat...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 18, 2:23am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: no light either.
Are you implying that when a corporation exercises its 1st Amendment right to free speech by contributing to a candidate the choice reflects the opinions of all the people in the corporation? The p...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 18, 1:10am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Government
Exactly what type of government do you advocate? Just curious. ------------------------------------------------------------ What we originally had in the US; a Republic. A representative govern...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 18, 1:02am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Government
If you can't find a few worthy things coming out of government-funded University research, then I suggest you have not looked very hard. Roger, The question was "government research&...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 17, 12:18am

All Reader Reviews by Nick Gatel

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BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
Cool enough in 82F weather, warm in cool weather. Hood replaces light cap and light baclava. One piece of gear replaces several single items! Sizing is not 'standard.' But... if you review ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 09, 11:38pm

ULA Equipment
5/5 It seems that from earlier reviews, ULA has solved the communication issues with the addition of Casey to the staff, which must have solved that void. Not only was the communication great (t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 23, 1:49am