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So question for everyone.

The political playground. Is that something you want kept or something that detracts form the site?

I have heard from people recently for it and against it.

Anyone have strong feelings either way?
 

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So question for everyone.

The political playground. Is that something you want kept or something that detracts form the site?

I have heard from people recently for it and against it.

Anyone have strong feelings either way?
I wouldn't call them "strong feelings" but the Political Playground has been the scene of many great discussions on important matters of the day, and for me, a chance to gain a better understanding of all the different mindsets that make up American culture and life. Sure there have been skirmishes and casualties, but don't tell me that there won't be any of those just talking about sports.
I can't speak for everyone who's participated in political discussions here, but I know I'm better for them.
 

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I wouldn't call them "strong feelings" but the Political Playground has been the scene of many great discussions on important matters of the day, and for me, a chance to gain a better understanding of all the different mindsets that make up American culture and life. Sure there have been skirmishes and casualties, but don't tell me that there won't be any of those just talking about sports.
I can't speak for everyone who's participated in political discussions here, but I know I'm better for them.
I agree. I'm always of the opinion that having more conversation about something is better than having less..........or none. I find I usually end up learning something I didn't know which is a good thing. In addition, it's a choice - nobody is forced to participate or view the contents of that forum.

Also you are right about the skirmishes and casualties, they are going to happen no matter what the topic. We're all grown men, and opinions are like assholes - everybody has one. Nothing wrong with that.
 
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This is a good place for me to vent about my frustrations with this country, since I don't do this in real life or anywhere else for that matter except for maybe one or two of my closest friends.

I don't care about the NFL anymore so the only things I care about posting about the Padres and politics. But if it gets removed, I'll just post about the Padres. :)
 

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This is a good place for me to vent about my frustrations with this country, since I don't do this in real life or anywhere else for that matter except for maybe one or two of my closest friends.

I don't care about the NFL anymore so the only things I care about posting about the Padres and politics. But if it gets removed, I'll just post about the Padres. :)
Same. Don't really talk about it much in real life except with my brother-in-law and his brother. Sometimes with family but rarely. Even with my liberal friends, they'll joke about Trump or I would do the same about Biden, but that's it - it never became a major topic of conversation.

It used to be in a polite society the topics you should always avoid at a dinner party/cocktail party/social gathering were Religion, Money, Sex and Politics. The internet and social media changed that and now it's like one big damn never ending cocktail party and everyone has broken the rules.

That being said, I think we are living in unusual times and it's good to keep communication going, not shut it down.
 
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Driving through a snow storm in Southern Utah.

Living in SoCal it is easy to forget that there are open spaces left like along 15 in Utah.

What is your favorite state for natures beauty?
 

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Get rid of it. Detracts from the site. It should be about sports, there are political forums out there that folks can join.
Exactly,,,,,totally agree with Fender here...Get rid of that fucking POS section of the forum. If anyone wants to talk politics go to a dedicated fucking political forum or get a room so you guys can ejaculate all over each other. This should be entirely a forum devoted to sports, an oasis or escape from all that bullshit. Too many are bringing bad feelings from that playground onto the sports forum. Eff that.
 
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Exactly,,,,,totally agree with Fender here...
Big surprise! :rolleyes:

Get rid of that fucking POS section of the forum.
Now, there's some "strong feelings"! :roflmao:

If anyone wants to talk politics go to a dedicated fucking political forum or get a room so you guys can ejaculate all over each other.
There's already place for that here...it's called "2021 Hopefully not truncated Padres thread"!! :eek::roflmao:

This should be entirely a forum devoted to sports, an oasis or escape from all that bullshit.
The LOVE of sports, or the HATE for them?! :D

Too many are bringing bad feelings from that playground onto the sports forum.
Can you name ONE instance of this happening?

Eff that.
I don't have anything clever to say about this one...Actually I do; but I'm sure nobody wants to hear it!
 
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Driving through a snow storm in Southern Utah.

Living in SoCal it is easy to forget that there are open spaces left like along 15 in Utah.

What is your favorite state for natures beauty?
I used to love the California coast, from SoCal all the way to Northern Cali. Carmel, Monterey, and Sausalito were my favorite spots. I also used ski a lot too, so Squaw Valley was home for several winters.
The more I traveled around the States and Provinces in US and Canada, I recognized that there's an abundance of natural beauty in almost every corner of North America and everywhere in between....Just that in some places you may have to look a bit harder to find them.
Today, I'm heading up to MY little slice of heaven...Some 20 years ago I found paradise just a 3 hour drive from Toronto, on a remote bay off of Balsam Lake. Over the years I've built a little cottage and boathouse on a small property, and it's become my sanctuary. The bay is known for it's unreal rainbows and the most spectacular sunsets. At nights, the sky is filled with stars, so close you feel you can reach out and touch them...you often see shooting stars and meteors, and during certain times of the year, a hint of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

I guess the point is, there's good and beauty at your door step...there's also ugliness and hate. Find what you're looking for and CLICK ON IT!
 

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Big surprise! :rolleyes:



Now, there's some "strong feelings"! :roflmao:



There's already place for that here...it's called "2021 Hopefully not truncated Padres thread"!! :eek::roflmao:



The LOVE of sports, or the HATE for them?! :D



Can you name ONE instance of this happening?



I don't have anything clever to say about this one...Actually I do; but I'm sure nobody wants to hear it!
You keep ragging on the padres forum,so good for u not a baseball fan, but its what san diegans are left with And we are pretty excited about that team. Not gonna name the instances u ask for, trust me its there. Re your fender eye roll,,,.,.... why?....san diegans think a lot more alike than they have common feelings about SPORTS with non san diegans like yourself. Youve been welcomed here, and allowed to express your opinions and are still welcome to. I disagree with those who call to keep the politics, for the reasons stated. Maybe i should ask u why you cannot find it on a dedicated political forum, why is it essential for u to bring it here? And if u had to delete snd move political postsconstantly from the sports forum maybe youd better understand why im against mixing it, u think it does not bleed on to the sports forum???? Btw there are REQUESTS by members to remove them. your complaint about San Diegans constantly posting hate re Spanos was addressed in another thread, and your wishes it would appear re more seroius nfl talk have been accomodated.
 
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Driving through a snow storm in Southern Utah.

Living in SoCal it is easy to forget that there are open spaces left like along 15 in Utah.

What is your favorite state for natures beauty?
No question for me, montana and the greater yellowstone ecosystem. Drive the beartooth hwy between cooke city and red lodge sometime If u never have. Was charles kuraults favorit road trip amongst all those he travelled. But there sre so many other great places too, NW, colorado, WY, ID. Etc etc. Hope things ok for u brother conc.
 
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I used to love the California coast, from SoCal all the way to Northern Cali. Carmel, Monterey, and Sausalito were my favorite spots. I also used ski a lot too, so Squaw Valley was home for several winters.
The more I traveled around the States and Provinces in US and Canada, I recognized that there's an abundance of natural beauty in almost every corner of North America and everywhere in between....Just that in some places you may have to look a bit harder to find them.
Today, I'm heading up to MY little slice of heaven...Some 20 years ago I found paradise just a 3 hour drive from Toronto, on a remote bay off of Balsam Lake. Over the years I've built a little cottage and boathouse on a small property, and it's become my sanctuary. The bay is known for it's unreal rainbows and the most spectacular sunsets. At nights, the sky is filled with stars, so close you feel you can reach out and touch them...you often see shooting stars and meteors, and during certain times of the year, a hint of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

I guess the point is, there's good and beauty at your door step...there's also ugliness and hate. Find what you're looking for and CLICK ON IT!
Sausalito is a Beautiful place.

I used to do computer graphics for a gaming company. We worked out of a dock shack in Sausalito, it was awesome. No one knew we had tons of commuter equipment there, and we opened the windows and looked out over the bay...

The Cali coast can be very beautiful. I can imagine Canada has a lot of natural views and beauty to see. I have seen pictures of the Vancouver area and love it.

There is a spot in southern Utah, around St. George, and Cedar where the hills are brick red, topped with green trees. Kolob Canyon (below) is part of that, and it has always struck me as one of 'those' places where a person can enjoy the wonders of the world.
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No question for me, montana and the greater yellowstone ecosystem. Drive the beartooth hwy between cooke city and red lodge sometime If u never have. Was charles kuraults favorit road trip amongst all those he travelled. But there sre so many other great places too, NW, colorado, WY, ID. Etc etc. Hope things ok for u brother conc.
Yellowstone is a special place for sure. Much like Yosemite (though we have to find a non-banned name now)... I have yet to see devils tower or the Dakotas, but Yellowstone should be on everyone's bucket list for sure!
 
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BTW, HOF's country is damn awesome too. If you are travelling or live in the northern,,,,,heck go across the border .....unreal beauty up there. I've been to BC....Alberta to Banff, to Jasper, then down to Victoria, Vancouver....omg. Then over in Ontario to Toronto and hiked Algonquin when the leaves were changing in the fall. another omg. Also up to Quebec City in Monteal and Laurentian mtn outside there.....another omg.....incredible country. We are very lucky in NA to have such a huge range of options for travel and to get outside the urban crunch. We sold our RV unfortunately...wanting to get back to it and get going again.

Used to be you could travel in the shoulder times of the year....and that's what we did....mostly April/May and Sept/Oct/Nov to avoid the crowds. Now that baby boomers have retired and are out on the road in record #s in RV's not so incredible anymore unfortunately. Mostly now you have to make all your reservations WAY in advance.
 

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Sausalito is a Beautiful place.

I used to do computer graphics for a gaming company. We worked out of a dock shack in Sausalito, it was awesome. No one knew we had tons of commuter equipment there, and we opened the windows and looked out over the bay...

The Cali coast can be very beautiful. I can imagine Canada has a lot of natural views and beauty to see. I have seen pictures of the Vancouver area and love it.

There is a spot in southern Utah, around St. George, and Cedar where the hills are brick red, topped with green trees. Kolob Canyon (below) is part of that, and it has always struck me as one of 'those' places where a person can enjoy the wonders of the world.
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Yellowstone is a special place for sure. Much like Yosemite (though we have to find a non-banned name now)... I have yet to see devils tower or the Dakotas, but Yellowstone should be on everyone's bucket list for sure!
That is a majestic picture!

My little place is not as majestic, but it's got it's lucky charms!

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Exactly,,,,,totally agree with Fender here...Get rid of that fucking POS section of the forum. If anyone wants to talk politics go to a dedicated fucking political forum or get a room so you guys can ejaculate all over each other. This should be entirely a forum devoted to sports, an oasis or escape from all that bullshit. Too many are bringing bad feelings from that playground onto the sports forum. Eff that.
Actually, since arguing politics is a sport in itself, I vote we move the political section of this forum to the sports section. :D
 
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Driving through a snow storm in Southern Utah.

Living in SoCal it is easy to forget that there are open spaces left like along 15 in Utah.

What is your favorite state for natures beauty?
Hard to beat California - there is just so much diversity of environment from the Southern California beaches, desert, mountains, Lake Tahoe, the natural parks. No place else in the US really like it.
 
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I used to love the California coast, from SoCal all the way to Northern Cali. Carmel, Monterey, and Sausalito were my favorite spots. I also used ski a lot too, so Squaw Valley was home for several winters.
The more I traveled around the States and Provinces in US and Canada, I recognized that there's an abundance of natural beauty in almost every corner of North America and everywhere in between....Just that in some places you may have to look a bit harder to find them.
Today, I'm heading up to MY little slice of heaven...Some 20 years ago I found paradise just a 3 hour drive from Toronto, on a remote bay off of Balsam Lake. Over the years I've built a little cottage and boathouse on a small property, and it's become my sanctuary. The bay is known for it's unreal rainbows and the most spectacular sunsets. At nights, the sky is filled with stars, so close you feel you can reach out and touch them...you often see shooting stars and meteors, and during certain times of the year, a hint of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

I guess the point is, there's good and beauty at your door step...there's also ugliness and hate. Find what you're looking for and CLICK ON IT!
I managed a territory of independent insurance agents in Carmel/Monterey - spent a lot of time there. The town of Carmel, including the "17 Mile Drive" of Pebble Beach is just spectacular. The first time you visit it's hard to believe it's even real.

Went to college in Northern California (Cal State Chico), which sat next to Bidwell Park, the third largest municipal park in the United States. Really more like a nature preserve with some of the best mountain biking trails I've ever been on. Also, during the summer after most of the run-off from the Sierra Nevada's occurred, it would create these awesome swimming holes such as this one (Bear Hole) all over the park. Great swimming and cliff jumping, and the water was naturally cold which was a nice refuse from the summer heat which was brutal:



During winter breaks my friends and I worked at the ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. I worked at Northstar, and one of my buddies was a ski instructor at Squaw Valley. One of the perks is that we were able to ski all the resorts free of charge. Tahoe is another place that is absolutely breathtaking, both in the summer and winter times.
 

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I managed a territory of independent insurance agents in Carmel/Monterey - spent a lot of time there. The town of Carmel, including the "17 Mile Drive" of Pebble Beach is just spectacular. The first time you visit it's hard to believe it's even real.

Went to college in Northern California (Cal State Chico), which sat next to Bidwell Park, the third largest municipal park in the United States. Really more like a nature preserve with some of the best mountain biking trails I've ever been on. Also, during the summer after most of the run-off from the Sierra Nevada's occurred, it would create these awesome swimming holes such as this one (Bear Hole) all over the park. Great swimming and cliff jumping, and the water was naturally cold which was a nice refuse from the summer heat which was brutal:



During winter breaks my friends and I worked at the ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. I worked at Northstar, and one of my buddies was a ski instructor at Squaw Valley. One of the perks is that we were able to ski all the resorts free of charge. Tahoe is another place that is absolutely breathtaking, both in the summer and winter times.
Wow, that's beautiful!

Tahoe!! I still have my lift ticket from Heavenly with the date on it...Jan. 4, 1998...The very next day Sonny Bono hit a tree and died on the same glade run that I was chopping up a day earlier. Now that I think about it, that was over 20 years ago and if tried the same glade run now, I'd probably end up meeting Sonny!
 

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Wow, that's beautiful!

Tahoe!! I still have my lift ticket from Heavenly with the date on it...Jan. 4, 1998...The very next day Sonny Bono hit a tree and died on the same glade run that I was chopping up a day earlier. Now that I think about it, that was over 20 years ago and if tried the same glade run now, I'd probably end up meeting Sonny!
Backside of Northstar had some of the best tree skiing in Tahoe, and STEEP! As an employee I was always able to get on the mountain before the public, and after a good snow storm, hitting trails with fresh powder that hadn't been groomed yet was awesome.

Like you, I wouldn't attempt tree skiing at my age. How I never had an accident or got hurt during the days is beyond me - we did some crazy shit!
 
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Backside of Northstar had some of the best tree skiing in Tahoe, and STEEP! As an employee I was always able to get on the mountain before the public, and after a good snow storm, hitting trails with fresh powder that hadn't been groomed yet was awesome.

Like you, I wouldn't attempt tree skiing at my age. How I never had an accident or got hurt during the days is beyond me - we did some crazy shit!
Been waiting all day for my son to finish work. We're taking the bikes out for the first time this year, and everyone else is driving up to the lake on Thursday. I'm going to be offline for a few days...I hope everyone has a nice Easter Weekend....and you, DFW, try to not burn the place down while I'm gone!! :roflmao:
 

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along the Beartooth Hwy Montana, one climbs into glacial terrain, the second photo shows the 'bear tooth', cut out of the mountains by glaciers. The trip begins at Cooke City(just outside the northeast entrance to Yellowstone) and ends in Red Lodge. Red Lodge is a bitchen little town way up at the top of the climb...so cool, rustic mountain town with some really nice shops/eateries/laid back:
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I used to love the California coast, from SoCal all the way to Northern Cali. Carmel, Monterey, and Sausalito were my favorite spots. I also used ski a lot too, so Squaw Valley was home for several winters.
The more I traveled around the States and Provinces in US and Canada, I recognized that there's an abundance of natural beauty in almost every corner of North America and everywhere in between....Just that in some places you may have to look a bit harder to find them.
Today, I'm heading up to MY little slice of heaven...Some 20 years ago I found paradise just a 3 hour drive from Toronto, on a remote bay off of Balsam Lake. Over the years I've built a little cottage and boathouse on a small property, and it's become my sanctuary. The bay is known for it's unreal rainbows and the most spectacular sunsets. At nights, the sky is filled with stars, so close you feel you can reach out and touch them...you often see shooting stars and meteors, and during certain times of the year, a hint of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

I guess the point is, there's good and beauty at your door step...there's also ugliness and hate. Find what you're looking for and CLICK ON IT!
Pictures please!
 
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My dad lives up in Oregon. Every year I go up and see him in the summer. I usually take the drive up 395, I dig that drive. And if I'm not in a hurry to get home, I head out to the Oregon coast and take that down through Northern California to stop and see an old friend. I usually try to change up the route here and there so I can see some new stuff too. Probably heading up in June, can't wait!
 

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My dad lives up in Oregon. Every year I go up and see him in the summer. I usually take the drive up 395, I dig that drive. And if I'm not in a hurry to get home, I head out to the Oregon coast and take that down through Northern California to stop and see an old friend. I usually try to change up the route here and there so I can see some new stuff too. Probably heading up in June, can't wait!
we made several trips in our RV to Newport OR.....stayed in a beautiful RV park right on the ocean overlooking Yaquina Head light house......incredible...love the central OR coast....nothing like it up there. Love the occasional rain and then sun....weather from late spring thru early fall terrific....otherwise lots of rain/wind, can get pretty brutal right along the coast in winter....that's when the crab boats head out...that harbor and exit out the breakwater is one of the most dangerous in the country....and right next to that , maybe worse...is Depoe Bay. One of my favorite areas in the country....maybe next to the Rockies and MT. It's really apples and oranges though...both so incredible. Love the industry up there and the people that are in fishing....tough breed and work damn hard for a living. Cant beat the seafood there, chowder, fish and chips, razor clams, etc etc. Damn...wish I was there right now lol.
 
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