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  1. Quite a lot of people hanging around here that have never been to Japan, interesting
  2. Originally Posted By: Rag-Doll Maybe this is all a grand strategy by Iran to obtain concessions, who knows? It might be who knows, there are plenty of examples including acceptance and even help to the Indian nuclear programme!? but are they really after that? After 20+ years of sanctions based on what? Sofar Iran denies that they are after nukes with their nuclear programme. Why dont we believe them, although most signs (heavy water reactor) are against Iran + the statement of ahmedjinedad "Iran has no plans to attack Israel". We dont hear anything from Iran unless it can used
  3. finaly an exciting Tour, if you look passed the doping cases. But I hope for you guys that Cadel does better in the Alps. in the pyrenees he didn't look strong enough to keep it all together by himself.
  4. Originally Posted By: Rag-Doll I reckon the blame lies with Iran. They are the ones who deny Israel's right to exist (not the other way around) I am not so sure about that. I think since the islamic revolution the US and Israel are trying to neutralise or completely trying to bring the country down, probably using words like mentioned above behind closed doors. Just because 1 guy says something adressing a crowd of supporters and that is used by the US and Israel as reverse propaganda and easily picked up by Fox news and CNN and then the rest of the world. Thats why Iran is to blame?
  5. will they also measure the sumo wrestlers?
  6. I hope McCain selects a good running mate and not some kind of moron in case he dies during his term in office. Who knows we might end up with someone worse than Bush Jr.
  7. I was just waking up in my hotel after an evening flight out of New York. I even made a picture of the twin towers flying passed them on my way south. Actually I was supposed to fly on the 11th but I had to reschedule due to a last minute planned meeting (that was cancelled due to the events on 9/11)
  8. To me it seemed that almost everyone had 4 or 5 stars except 1 or 2 like O11, but they were usually a blast to read. So to me the number of stars doesn't say anything. It is more based on the topic and handle name whether I read it or not.
  9. I added not really anything to this thread just to make my 750th post
  10. a guide I toured with this season had taken out the release bolt making the Dynafit a no-release binding. Would it work for you?
  11. FT, interesting read. What is the size of the skins you used and why do they suck?
  12. My neighboors were Pakistani and after your question I looked up some old pictures (including one with their license plate on it)
  13. SerreChe, 63 is Pakistan, not 68. Also Netherlands is 53, not 58.
  14. I believe many phones have a preinstalled tipcalculater buttons these days. Never bottered using it, but some of my friends I have seen using it all the time. The best that was ever given to a waiter in my presence was in Chicago. After sitting through a meal that was ruined by an annoying, rude, unattentive waiter, that bluntly asked for his tip. A friend of mine snapped back: "i'll give you a tip, be nice to your customers." It might have made him a lot of money, although I seriously doubt that.
  15. I used to have a list. but I think I threw it away when I moved. There must be an official list by Gaimusho, but I got one that was made by some embassy drivers, but it was a complete list (back then). basically it is in alphabetical order, although recently a lot of 'new' countries opened an embassy in Tokyo. Those countries were just added to the list. Then there are some embassies having so many cars driving around that they have more than 1 number (USA, Russia, China, Korea and some others) From what I remember 02 Argentina 03 Australia 05 Brasil 09 Chile 10 Chi
  16. I had to go home asap to undergo surgery otherwise I would have stayed and skied some more. This trip really made think about arai. What happened to the grooming machines up there. wouldn't it be possible to lease one of those and use it to get up the mountain with a group. snowcat skiing in Japan!
  17. One of the special things they offer is full moon skiing. As they have a cat they can go on the mountain whenever they want. If the weather permits they go full moon skiing, but also on other nights they might just head up the mountain the enjoy the spectacular night view. We tried it but we ended up in a snowstorm and it took us 30 minutes to just find the tracks back down the mountain.
  18. Last week I went catskiing in Macedonia, not the greek part but the independent country just north of Greece. Somehow there is a lot of discussion about the name and the use of Alexander the Great betwen Greece and Macedonia, but TsondaBoy might be better informed about this. Anyhow in the northwest corner or the country very close to Albania and Kosovo there is the little sleepy village of Popova Shapka. It has a number of lifts but those weren't running, but there was the newly started cat skiing operation. Somehow they named it Eskimo Freeride, but then without any eskimos wi
  19. great shots of delicious pow. the green jacket might not be your choice but it comes out a lot better than the dark colors in pictures.
  20. Shinagawa Prince is a good hotel and close to the aquarium but that's about it. There is so much more to see and do around Ueno. So staying there you will need to take the train if you want to see something of Tokyo. Novotel in Ueno is alright. strange looking christmas tree like building south-west from the JR station.
  21. do'nt know exactly and haven't the races, but it can be sprayed on due to the light conditions. With flatlight the vis can be good but no depth by spraying the lines the racers can see a little more depth.
  22. My brother-in-law also uses the largest sanitary pads he can put his hands on. Has been using the system for years while trying several other things but he keeps coming back to the pads. It is cheap and it works. My sister doesn't want to be seen near him when he buys the things, because even after explaining his story everyone looks at her (so she says)
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