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Re: link
Not disagreeing or even to diminish the importance of right vs. wrong... I think too often, particular for us who live thousands of miles away from the daily effects of this conflict, we focus...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 05, 5:35pm

Re:
Any reduction in bottle size of any sugary drink is a good thing, no? :)

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 03, 10:41pm

Re: Middle East Conflict
Justin, Ian, et al -- I think we are pretty much in agreement here. Israel wins the battles, but time is not on Israel's side. Sadly, the crutch that is America will likely end up being their...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 03, 9:50pm

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"I agree with you that religion can be destructive and divisive force." I agree too. But then, can we think of any successful teachings or philosophies -- particularly those embraced ...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 03, 11:44am

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I think by now, most all of us -- at least here on this board -- can see how this is a fight between two peoples who both want the same resources for themselves... and how it will likely continue o...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 03, 11:30am

Che and Pol Pot
Ian: Reading your excerpts make me wonder if Che shared a dark similarity with Pol Pot -- namely a concern for humanity -- and a disdain for humans (individuals) who don't measure up! Peopl...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 02, 7:17pm

Che and Pope Francis
Che and Pope Francis both went to the same university in Buenos Aires. And while differing in years... both witnessed social injustice and both resolved to devote their lives fighting social inju...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 02, 5:41pm

Re: Retirement
Nothing specific... but if you like quality bookstores, plays, etc. --- know that even big metropolis often have their own neighborhood patches. Some of them are the 'perfect' balance betw...

In Chaff » Retirement
August 01, 2:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Going TP free, advice wanted
Cleaning? In the Dark Ages? What on earth for? Fast forward to Medieval times, when men embraced luxury and became soft -- a few towns started decreeing that inns must wash their crockery and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 31, 4:24pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted
"it must be a useful skill to develop when there is nowhere to sit other than in the dirt." Indeed. But it also looks 'uncouth' in public. Tipping over out in the wil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 31, 12:42pm

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