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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: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
" "Chinese and Indians in their billions can do the stuff most Americans do. " If so, why do they need a ratio of 12:1 to replace 1 US work with a dozen. Their education instituti...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 06, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Little
" (Frankly, if we're being intellectually honest I probably should't have included North Korea since they don't have a functional delivery system.)" Yet.....but coming soon...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 06, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Little
"You're a liar, but I'll take that in the friendly manner that you intended. :)" Actually, I mean it. You're always fun to discuss things like this with. "Re...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: tom
"How about a quickie copy/paste? Or can I trouble you to email me?" Here you go, Ben. I figure pasting it here will make it available to everybody. I hope it will be read by others b...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 6:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Little
"[My apologies, Tom. Like you, I promised myself that I wouldn't do this, yet here I am. I comfort myself by clinging to the delusion that I'm mediating a dispute, rather than taking s...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Re: tom
"I have often wondered this. What is your opinion, Tom?" I will refer you to an excellent article by John Mearsheimer, whose thinking very closely parallels my own. The article primar...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:39pm

Re: tom
"So you think Russia is justified in invading another country? Yes or No?" Under the circumstances? Yes. I'd have done the same thing were I in his shoes. Just as I would go int...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 04, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Lil
"I'm sorry but I have no sympathy for Russia. They signed an agreement to not invade Ukraine and they broke it. They broke it because they didn't like Ukraine being friendly with the W...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 04, 6:01pm

Re: Lil
"Monroe doctrine. A bit out of date." Oh, really? "I'm saying we don't invade every country in our sphere of influence just because they ally themselves with our enemi...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 04, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: No worries
"Tom... the 'skill' per the study needs to be specific to hernia repair; not general laparoscopic surgery... the study I referred to specifically indicated that laparoscopic exerience ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
February 04, 5:40pm

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