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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Affect of global warming not well known
"Me, I am an optimist: the Earth will survive, and so will the beetles. Some other species may not." +1 I have infinite faith in life itself. After the reckoning, That Great Bioengin...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 13, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It just doesn't compute @ Jerry
"Roger seems knowledgeable to me. Direct experience." Jerry, You're far too intelligent to be taken in by the kind of crap Dodger is spewing. Even someone with no direct exper...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 13, 4:48pm

Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"All the hygiene nightmare stories are true when hiring from these 3 fraud staffing companies." And from this you paint a picture of Indians in general. No mention that these cases a...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 12, 7:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"Let's discuss "Racist" What race are people from India?" OK, wise guy. Let's be a little more precise: ignorant ethnic prejudice. I was employing racist in the cur...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 12, 7:11pm

Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"Difference between constructive discussion debate versus telling the other person to stop posting in anger." I'll say it one more time, then I'm done: My beef with you is not...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 12, 5:22pm

Re: some more
"During our recent trip (Caucasus, november 2014) A.Karaichentsev managed to take some pictures:" Beautiful terrain, excellent photography. Thank you, Roman.

In Photo Gallery » Hello from Russia
February 12, 5:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"This won't have a ghost of a chance. :(" Let's wait and see. You may well be right, but it is the best hope for avoiding disaster, IMO.

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 7:52pm

Re: Another Mearsheimer article.
"" Just got around to this. Another excellent article, and its warning well worth heeding. Thanks, Katharina.

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 7:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"Just my view... Three possible outcomes: 1. End the war in Ukraine's favor: All that's needed is an unanimous, unambiguous ultimatum from both NATO AND EU that Russia remove all it...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 6:06pm

Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
" Is that your polite way of telling me that I have droned on far too much on this topic? :)" Nah, just alluding to how you're coming across in the hinterlands. ;0))

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 08, 8:06pm

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 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

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