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john peck

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You still think I´m kidding don´t you. I had a sasquatch girlfriend for a while who used to do seemingly impossible things
to flirt with me. I´d know when she was near by the heady, musky aroma of her, not unlike an expensive perfume made
with ambergris. They have a language of signs they use by placing sticks in arrangements that are unnatural upon close inspection.
We used the same trails & foraged the same area. Even where the trail was hard pack her foot prints would be clearly outlined
by pine needles, deep & well defined where she leapt from the trail up the hillside. She finally moved further into the
interior due to human environmental pressure I think. I miss her. They are human you know, just hairy hominids with no need
of possessions.
 

john peck

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Hmm, not taking the bait? C´mon, I live next door to sasquatch central, the Olympic Peninsula. I´m just gettin´ started. There´s a
site nearby that has yielded me artifacts ranging from an a Acheulian hand ax right up to Aleut trade points & & slate blades. The
location has been a way point of migrations for millenia. I even have a bigfoot tooth,( right upper primary incisor). Apart from being
substantially larger that of modern humans, the striae of Retzius have a periodicity of 7 to 9,(early hominids), whereas in modern humans
it runs from 6 to 12.3. It´s the real deal. I made a necklace for it. The local Elwa people lower their eyes & turn aside out of respect when
they see it. Some tribes in Orygun are actually fearful of it. I rarely wear it*. Big medicine, much juju, bwana.👻🧞‍♂️🧙‍♂️
*( good for free buffet at an injun casino near you.)😌
 

Mr Prof

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Just a thought here. I am starting a company and have been looking to hire some engineers. What I went through was beyond sticker shock. What I learned was that the average salary for a brogrammer from Amazon or Google with five years of experience is over $300,000. If you have significant expertise in a specialty that is hot, like cryptography, security, machine learning, or computer vision that number might double.

Entry-level salaries for software people in the Seattle area are just below $200k.

So there is a pretty large contingent of twenty-somethings out there who are making salaries that normal people would associate with professional athletes, rock stars, and Hollywood people. And before you say this is just because of the cost of living in Seattle or San Francisco, I'd agree that is a little bit true but I've been contracting with this dev house in Indiana (Indiana!) where the kids doing the actual work are clearing $200k per year. You don't want to know what they are charging me.

So again, there are a lot of people out there making some major dinero, pandemic or no.
Have you ever calculated the percentage of people making that amount of money? The U.S. and thus Americans, almost never consider the overall society. They just think, if Oprah can do it, so can I....

Around 2015, the Fed surveyed some Americans and discovered 47% could not come up with $400.00 immediately without selling something. My rich friends from Brazil do NOT care anything about the poor in the favelas. It was the same when I lived in Africa with the dictators. We may not like it, but we are all in this together. Everyone is NOT meant to be a professional athlete, entertainer, or engineer.
 

FlatSix911

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One of the things I expect to see in our lifetimes ( or soon thereafter) is real weather control of major storms, droughts, and such. It may require 50 miles long blimps and giant towers, but will more likely involve planting geneticly modified plants and trees and a full stop to using the atmosphere and ocean as a sewer.

If we quit ripping things apart for a few years, nature will come roaring back. Probably with stuff we don't want at first ... like kudzu, mosquitoes, and maybe giant roaches and spyders, but an actual explosion of new lifeforms. Hopefully, we can avoid the complete ELE (Extinction Level Event) that caused the last resurgence of diverse animals in time for the familier animals ( like humans ) to adapt.
But BAU is running things very close to the edge.
Good luck with that.
Scientists are already working on experiments to alter the upper atmosphere with reflective particles to help reduce the amount of solar radiation that reaches the earth.
This sounds far out, however, this is a serious effort to counter the negative effects of additional greenhouse gases and to help reduce the temperature of the planet.
The risk is that solar geoengineering could alter our weather systems or potentially cool the planet too much... the pros and cons are outlined in the link below. ;)


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FlatSix911

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Hmm, not taking the bait? C´mon, I live next door to sasquatch central, the Olympic Peninsula. I´m just gettin´ started. There´s a
site nearby that has yielded me artifacts ranging from an a Acheulian hand ax right up to Aleut trade points & & slate blades. The
location has been a way point of migrations for millenia. I even have a bigfoot tooth,( right upper primary incisor). Apart from being
substantially larger that of modern humans, the striae of Retzius have a periodicity of 7 to 9,(early hominids), whereas in modern humans
it runs from 6 to 12.3. It´s the real deal. I made a necklace for it. The local Elwa people lower their eyes & turn aside out of respect when
they see it. Some tribes in Orygun are actually fearful of it. I rarely wear it*. Big medicine, much juju, bwana.👻🧞‍♂️🧙‍♂️
*( good for free buffet at an injun casino near you.)😌
Back on topic... we want to hear more about Sasquatch! ;)
 

Dallant

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Scientists are already working on experiments to alter the upper atmosphere with reflective particles to help reduce the amount of solar radiation that reaches the earth.
This sounds far out, however, this is a serious effort to counter the negative effects of additional greenhouse gases and to help reduce the temperature of the planet.
The risk is that solar geoengineering could alter our weather systems or potentially cool the planet too much... the pros and cons are outlined in the link below. ;)


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Raytheon once designed a solar array for space that could power and send a microwave ray from space.
 

john peck

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Back on topic... we want to hear more about Sasquatch! ;)
Okay, & with reference to PM Mac´s post. I qualify as a ´true believer´. Even though I´ve actually seen one but once, I´ve encountered
footprints on a number of occasions, & the tooth is genuine. Native people know. Science dogma asserts that man only reached this
continent 12,000 years ago, 40,000 tops. For the most part, evidence to disprove that is now underwater.
Take a good look at that Russian boxer, a perfect modern example of H. Heidelbergensis.Nicolai Valuev, (50W/2L/ 1draw), is now a
politician, (& you better vote for him if you know what´s good for ya). No, actually he´s a pretty cool guy well loved in Russia. I digress.
The ;place where I´ve most of my artifacts is, appropriately, Indian Island. Unfortunately, the public has access to just one small strip
of it. The rest is a naval arms depot & home to seal teams. The tooth was found on the sister island, Marrowstone, south on East beach
having eroded out of the bluff. These islands have risen over time. Shell middens are to be found uphill a 100 ft. above sea level & there
are other indications that humans have been coming there for a very long time. It was once a paradise, a perfect local for hunter-gatherers,
where a narrow channel funnelled fish & seal into easy reach, tidelands full of clams & crab, a perfect refuge from hostile tribes
(to be continued.)
 
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john peck

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(This thread just became the most interesting on EBR)
Notice:: this thread may end abruptly if it stops raining.
So...anyway, about my skoocum girlfriend,(local tribal name for bigfoot), There had been a minus tide the night before, & i was walking a beach
I frequented when I 1st spotted her(?) tracks. They were fresh, but the tide had already begun to wash them away. Back then I often caught
crabs in the eel grass along there bare handed while carrying a bucket, & there were still plenty of clams in the mud. SInce then they´ve been wiped
out by too many diggers & pollution from the paper mill. I assumed the maker was female as the tracks were only about 16¨ long, not that much
bigger than my own.😏 I raced down the beach hoping to get a glimpse of their source. This was when I first caught a whiff of that intoxicating aroma.
The species has been called ´skunk ape´ but I don´t find offensive at all. I think it must be loaded with sexual theramones,(sp?), that allow these rare,
normally solitary creatures to find one another. Skunks are a totally something else. I had set my tipi in a Wyoming campground once only to be awakened
by a skunk the size of a cocker spaniel staring down at me atop my sleeping bag. As the woman staying with me had two small children. I decided
it might be a good idea to suspend future visits, I therefore set a #2 Victor double jump gin near the door to trap said denizen of the dark. Well,
about 6am there was a loud snap followed by fierce growling. By 7::30 my tipi was the only dwelling remaining in the campground. I digress.:eek:
(to be continued)
 

FlatSix911

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Take a good look at that Russian boxer, a perfect modern example of H. Heidelbergensis.Nicolai Valuev, (50W/2L/ 1draw), is now a
politician, (& you better vote for him if you know what´s good for ya). No, actually he´s a pretty cool guy well loved in Russia. I digress.
The ;place where I´ve most of my artifacts is, appropriately, Indian Island. Unfortunately, the public has access to just one small strip
of it. The rest is a naval arms depot & home to seal teams. The tooth was found on the sister island, Marrowstone, south on East beach
having eroded out of the bluff. These islands have risen over time. Shell middens are to be found uphill a 100 ft. above sea level & there
are other indications that humans have been coming there for a very long time. It was once a paradise, a perfect local for hunter-gatherers,
where a narrow channel funnelled fish & seal into easy reach, tidelands full of clams & crab, a perfect refuge from hostile tribes
(to be continued.)
Thanks for the reference to Nicolai Value ... I am now a believer that Sasquatch lives among us! ;)


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john peck

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At least his or her genes live among us. Us meaning people of European decent. Asians perhaps carry another group . IDK the spelling, but it srarts with a D. The original fossils were called Yeti on the dig, I guess.
Denisovan, but no, I think this is a different branch. older. Denisovans show strong adaptation to high altitudes. Like Valuev, there are
a of number of Russians display his characteristics to a greater or lesser degree. My theory is that H. Erectus split into two branches, the
taller, more rangy version, H.Ergaster required more food, eventually travelling further & further afield, out distancing erectus & gaining in size
to survive along side of the megafauna. This led to the emergence of heidelbergensis which again grew even larger upon reaching this
Continent, H. Heidelbergensis Robustus. Still, the Yeti may well be akin to denisovan. Thereś a very mixed bag of early hominids. I´m sure
many among us carry recessive genes from distant ancestors which occasionally re-emerge as throwbacks.
We learn what is needed to adapt to our artificial environments. Skoocum, is very intelligent & acquires the equivalent of multiple
Phds. with regard to his environment. Their outlook on life must be very different. Further, I believe they are telepathic, wolves are. They
use it to coordinate hunts. Scoff? I can give one dog a morsel, and the other dog at the far end of the house senses it immediately &
rushes to get her share. I discovered this innate ability in myself a few years back. I was riding my bike near Cascade Locks in Orygun
and came upon a teenage injun girl walking up the hill towards me. I thought to myself, ¨what a lovely maiden´. As I rode past she
said ¨Thank you*.¨ Since then there have been numerous instances. I´ve grown more finely tuned. For most of us this ability atrophied
with the birth of language.
*This incident later turned into a pleasant event which discretion prevents my relating.
 
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Haystacks

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You still think I´m kidding don´t you. I had a sasquatch girlfriend for a while who used to do seemingly impossible things
to flirt with me. I´d know when she was near by the heady, musky aroma of her, not unlike an expensive perfume made
with ambergris. They have a language of signs they use by placing sticks in arrangements that are unnatural upon close inspection.
We used the same trails & foraged the same area. Even where the trail was hard pack her foot prints would be clearly outlined
by pine needles, deep & well defined where she leapt from the trail up the hillside. She finally moved further into the
interior due to human environmental pressure I think. I miss her. They are human you know, just hairy hominids with no need
of possessions.

How curious, i've heard something very similar from one of your neighbours - mick dodge.
 

john peck

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🦱 We now return you to ¨Starcrossed Bigfoot Romance´: In the last episode we left john racing down the beach for a glimpse of his dream girl,
overwhelmed by pheramones to which he was hard wired to respond.. Ah, but she was coy & timid at once & fled like Daphne from Apollo.🥱
I rounded a bend. She had jabbed a hunk of driftwood into the steep embankment & used it as a step to clear that 12 feet & into the woods.
That step was about chest high on me & I am ´not´ Air Jordan, dejected as I heard the brush rustling in the distance.☹️ Thusly the romance
began, (tbc)
 
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Mr. Coffee

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Have you ever calculated the percentage of people making that amount of money? The U.S. and thus Americans, almost never consider the overall society. They just think, if Oprah can do it, so can I....

Around 2015, the Fed surveyed some Americans and discovered 47% could not come up with $400.00 immediately without selling something. My rich friends from Brazil do NOT care anything about the poor in the favelas. It was the same when I lived in Africa with the dictators. We may not like it, but we are all in this together. Everyone is NOT meant to be a professional athlete, entertainer, or engineer.
I agree, but my point was that even a tiny percentage of a large population is a huge number of people. My own guess is that there are on the order of 500,000 brogrammers out there making insane salaries for twenty-nothings. One the one hand, that is less than 0.2% of the total US Population. On the other hand, if you can sell them all a spendy second home in Tahoe or Breckinridge or Park City that is a $100 billion plus market.

From my perspective, I live in a very small community. Because of the covid and because so many of those well-paid people are working from home, a great many (well, a few hundred) are moving here. That is on the order of a 15 percent population increase in six months. The term "zoom towns" has been coined to describe this phenomenon.

Also, a note to any brogrammers who are reading this: I have nothing against you, but I suspect you'll be happier in Chelan or Seabrook than in Winthrop.
 

FlatSix911

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I agree, but my point was that even a tiny percentage of a large population is a huge number of people. My own guess is that there are on the order of 500,000 brogrammers out there making insane salaries for twenty-nothings. One the one hand, that is less than 0.2% of the total US Population. On the other hand, if you can sell them all a spendy second home in Tahoe or Breckinridge or Park City that is a $100 billion plus market.

From my perspective, I live in a very small community. Because of the covid and because so many of those well-paid people are working from home, a great many (well, a few hundred) are moving here. That is on the order of a 15 percent population increase in six months. The term "zoom towns" has been coined to describe this phenomenon.

Also, a note to any brogrammers who are reading this: I have nothing against you, but I suspect you'll be happier in Chelan or Seabrook than in Winthrop.
Your analysis is spot on... lots of tech people are leaving the Bay Area and heading to Zoom towns - Lake Tahoe is booming and the locals are not happy campers. 😉