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    Default Dont we live in wisconsin?

    Yesterday was a busy phone day for me, panic over the "potential" of what the media was once again beating into peoples heads, which here ended up just being wet pavement. This morning on a certain cable provided news channel... " we are watching a much more major snow storm for Thursday" wait a minute? much more major? as compared to what? the snowmageddon we just had last night? uuuugh! have we again forgotten where we live? I just have to laugh and question when 1-3" became a major winter storm?
    If this falls under no posting of weather reports please remove, but just trying to make a point of how ridiculous the news and media have become. I'll be at the grocery store getting my milk, bread and water before mother nature unleashes her self on Thursday.

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    The media's job is to over exaggerate EVERYTHING! To place fear into everyone's thoughts. It's become rather RIDICULOUS.
    Lake Effect Snow, my three favorite words.

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    News is no longer about reporting news, its now about creating news.....scoring ratings for revenue.....oh and keeping the sheeple in line.

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    I cant believe they haven't opened the trails!! What is our registration $$$ used for?? Why haven't they groomed yet?? What is my membership $$$ used for??

    Is Sea and Snow good for my sled? Or should I use Klotz? I have a 2006 Yamaha Vector with a clutch kit and muffler delete, thanks.

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    The best thing that could happen for this country and the people that live in it is TO GET RID OF ALL 24 HOUR NEWS STATIONS!!! ALL OF THEM. IF I NEVER HEAR THE WORDS "BREAKING NEWS" EVER AGAIN IT WOULD BE TO SOON!! Sorry for the rant but seriously. Think if we had 24 hour feel good stories on the news. Instead of all this fake news BS from both sides!!!

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    Fake news

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimcake View Post
    the best thing that could happen for this country and the people that live in it is to get rid of all 24 hour news stations!!! All of them. If i never hear the words "breaking news" ever again it would be to soon!! Sorry for the rant but seriously. Think if we had 24 hour feel good stories on the news. Instead of all this fake news bs from both sides!!!
    agree!

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    So what you're saying is that Climate Change isn't real?

    Neenah, Wisconsin October 29, 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary_in_neenah View Post
    So what you're saying is that Climate Change isn't real?

    Neenah, Wisconsin October 29, 2019
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    Yes, here in the northwoods, we are 10 degrees cooler than the average for this week. Where's the heat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary_in_neenah View Post
    So what you're saying is that Climate Change isn't real?

    Neenah, Wisconsin October 29, 2019
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    Not at all, Climate Change is real. It has been changing for millennia, and it will continue to change, and humans are stupid for thinking they can stop the change.

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    [QUOTE It has been changing for millennia, and it will continue to change, and humans are stupid for thinking they can stop the change.[/QUOTE]

    Bingo! We have a winner.

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    Well i live in Illinois and I love how people rush to the grocery store for a winter storm. Never thought people couldn't survive on the rations at home for 24-36 hours....at most. Well, unless the beer stock is getting low.

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    This is Phoenix, Airyzony?
    Weather forecast:
    Wed daytime high: 69,
    Thu morning low: 43.
    Gonna have “prost on the frumpkin” soon, then we is gonna freeze ta death!
    Oh the humanity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary_in_neenah View Post
    So what you're saying is that Climate Change isn't real?

    Neenah, Wisconsin October 29, 2019
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    I'm so old I remember the days when 'Climate Change' was called 'Global Warming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frnash View Post
    This is Phoenix, Airyzony?
    Weather forecast:
    Wed daytime high: 69,
    Thu morning low: 43.
    Gonna have “prost on the frumpkin” soon, then we is gonna freeze ta death!
    Oh the humanity!
    Have friends in Queens Creek, AZ that said they were freezing this morning @ 43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durphee View Post
    Well i live in Illinois and I love how people rush to the grocery store for a winter storm. Never thought people couldn't survive on the rations at home for 24-36 hours....at most. Well, unless the beer stock is getting low.
    Cmon....FIBs, end of story. People embrace the weather here in MN.

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    What really cracks me up is the people in the UP driving in the snow. In the Chicago suburbs, if there is a dusting, the salt trucks go out and people want to see the streets "running water." Everyone drives like they are scared crapless. Go up to the UP and in a blinding snowstorm the locals are driving like it's Talladega. I can't do it, but I'm super impressed by those that do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkhwkbob View Post
    … Go up to the UP and in a blinding snowstorm the locals are driving like it's Talladega. I can't do it, but I'm super impressed by those that do!
    And then there's this (click →) How to Turn Left in the UP (YootToob video, 27 seconds. Yee-Haaaa!

    (Northbound on Bridge Street, turning left on West Houghton Avenue.)

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    The yellow house on the left has been painted blue, and the red brick building on the NW corner is the Sherwin-Williams Paint Store.

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    I am in Bradington Florida it was 99° today with the humidity that’s why I’m reading John D just to cool off a little

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    In the 60 's and 70's " Breaking news " meant ya probly better pay attention because something very important just happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
    In the 60 's and 70's " Breaking news " meant ya probly better pay attention because something very important just happened.
    Yep, X2. Walter, Chet, and David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durphee View Post
    Now that is funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SledTL View Post
    Cmon....FIBs, end of story. People embrace the weather here in MN.
    FMBs

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    Quote Originally Posted by old abe View Post
    Yep, X2. Walter, Chet, and David.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blkhwkbob View Post
    What really cracks me up is the people in the UP driving in the snow. In the Chicago suburbs, if there is a dusting, the salt trucks go out and people want to see the streets "running water." Everyone drives like they are scared crapless. Go up to the UP and in a blinding snowstorm the locals are driving like it's Talladega. I can't do it, but I'm super impressed by those that do!
    I don't know if you could compare it to Talladega, but you know the saying, "If your not first, your last"..... -Mezz

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    Quote Originally Posted by srt20 View Post
    I cant believe they haven't opened the trails!! What is our registration $$$ used for?? Why haven't they groomed yet?? What is my membership $$$ used for??

    Is Sea and Snow good for my sled? Or should I use Klotz? I have a 2006 Yamaha Vector with a clutch kit and muffler delete, thanks.
    Muffler delete LOVE IT

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    Just now took out a speed limit sign turning left, at 4mph. I should have been driving slower. And now i hear Halloween is cancelled.

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    It is hard for me to admit this but I'm not ready for snow yet.
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    Had a lot more yesterday morning. If it all stuck we would’ve had a half a foot I bet. D303632B-0109-47DC-A26D-C9C4837811A5.jpg

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    I'd say we got about 6" here at shop, a bit more where I live, could have really waited another month for this! uuugh!! a real hinderance for people in my industry, landscapers and farmers i'm sure. I want the snow.... just not yet, hope it melts off quickly for now, it can return after thanksgiving.

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    Braaped the ditches yesterday.20191031_172256.jpg
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    ERrrrrrrrrrr!

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    Snobuilder, you gotta watch out for low power lines with that windshield!! LOL thats what the boys at Pats told me when I had them put that one on my sled. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
    Braaped the ditches yesterday.20191031_172256.jpg
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    Bought a new one like that last week, in radar blue. Have to pick it up when I get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus_Driver View Post
    Bought a new one like that last week, in radar blue. Have to pick it up when I get a chance.
    congrats.... been back on Poo and having fun since 2015 MY. This one is the 2018 shorty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimcake View Post
    Snobuilder, you gotta watch out for low power lines with that windshield!! LOL thats what the boys at Pats told me when I had them put that one on my sled. LOL
    That's a good one!...I did the stock windshield delete....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimcake View Post
    The best thing that could happen for this country and the people that live in it is TO GET RID OF ALL 24 HOUR NEWS STATIONS!!! ALL OF THEM. IF I NEVER HEAR THE WORDS "BREAKING NEWS" EVER AGAIN IT WOULD BE TO SOON!! Sorry for the rant but seriously. Think if we had 24 hour feel good stories on the news. Instead of all this fake news BS from both sides!!!
    yea give me the good old days of IRAQ 1..where it all began

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirev View Post
    Yes, here in the northwoods, we are 10 degrees cooler than the average for this week. Where's the heat?
    yea i just spent 2 days on big st germaine..fkn miserable..pussed out didnt even go out the 3rd day

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6mile View Post
    Not at all, Climate Change is real. It has been changing for millennia, and it will continue to change, and humans are stupid for thinking they can stop the change.
    oh yea..what about the ICE AGE? we coulda stopped dat!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by durphee View Post
    Well i live in Illinois and I love how people rush to the grocery store for a winter storm. Never thought people couldn't survive on the rations at home for 24-36 hours....at most. Well, unless the beer stock is getting low.
    ha..not gonna happen ovr der ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by junior View Post
    FMBs
    ha..luv it

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
    Braaped the ditches yesterday.20191031_172256.jpg
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    snow is stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
    congrats.... been back on Poo and having fun since 2015 MY. This one is the 2018 shorty.

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    That's a good one!...I did the stock windshield delete....LOL
    what u guys buds now????????

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    It will be 55F 'in degrees today and tomarow. Thought I'd try to cheer myself up by bringing back some old memories from 10-31-2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
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    This^^^ is what it looks like

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimcake View Post
    The best thing that could happen for this country and the people that live in it is TO GET RID OF ALL 24 HOUR NEWS STATIONS!!! ALL OF THEM. IF I NEVER HEAR THE WORDS "BREAKING NEWS" EVER AGAIN IT WOULD BE TO SOON!! Sorry for the rant but seriously. Think if we had 24 hour feel good stories on the news. Instead of all this fake news BS from both sides!!!
    There is only one fake news channel out there. Think one big "F" for complete BS.

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    Whoa, oh no! Say it ain't so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylar View Post
    The media's job is to over exaggerate EVERYTHING! To place fear into everyone's thoughts. It's become rather RIDICULOUS.
    This.

    I recall a few years ago when this HUGE blizzard hit the east coast. That bald reporter from the Weather Channel was in New York covering the story. He was in a Antarctica style parka and was wearing snowshoes as he reported the storm live. As he showed how many feet deep the snow was trodding around in his snowshoes two people walked through the backdrop about 100 yards away just walking normally in a few inches of snow through the park.

    Fake news abounds.

    I really don't watch the news anymore. Not much I can do to change it. Being reactive works for me instead of wasting a bunch of time being proactive

    This isn't too related but yet it is; I had the opportunity to bump into the infamous Brockway Mountain hermit a few times. One time he had a headache and we offered him some pain pills. He declined them. He said, "if I took them how would I know when my headache was really gone?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    There is only one fake news channel out there. Think one big "F" for complete BS.
    Shirley you can't be Cirrus?? LOL Open your eyes my son!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandylake View Post
    This.

    I recall a few years ago when this HUGE blizzard hit the east coast. That bald reporter from the Weather Channel was in New York covering the story. He was in a Antarctica style parka and was wearing snowshoes as he reported the storm live. As he showed how many feet deep the snow was trodding around in his snowshoes two people walked through the backdrop about 100 yards away just walking normally in a few inches of snow through the park.

    Fake news abounds.

    I really don't watch the news anymore. Not much I can do to change it. Being reactive works for me instead of wasting a bunch of time being proactive

    This isn't too related but yet it is; I had the opportunity to bump into the infamous Brockway Mountain hermit a few times. One time he had a headache and we offered him some pain pills. He declined them. He said, "if I took them how would I know when my headache was really gone?"
    Jim Cantore, part Meteorologist, part actor.
    Just like the NFL, have to have aspirations of a winning an acting statue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    There is only one fake news channel out there. Think one big "F" for complete BS.
    You can't be serious. Give me a list of employees from the big "F" that have been fired for writing false stories (like has happened at the big "C"). And a list of stories that they have gotten completely wrong and had to correct later (or completely ignore that they were wrong like the big C has done) and let's compare that to the list of the other cable networks. Not even close. I'm guessing you still think our President is a Russian agent! LOL

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    Now...now...

    Back away from the politics table please.

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    This warm weather has csr's asking for driveway sealer....telling them to come back in April

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