Rj Dieken 
Member since Oct 4, 2011

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Re: “Fat Tire Trivia at Sean Kelly's

Pub Trivia was fun, good food and a few good beers, an excellent excuse to team up with some people you don't know and make a new friend or two.

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Posted by Rj Dieken on 10/12/2011 at 1:17 PM

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Re: “University of Montana

Paul, AK will not report as they don't have a law school...

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Posted by Rj Dieken on 10/11/2014 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Smoke and mirrors

Matthew, i don't read logging anywhere in the text of Senator Tester's bill


can you please explain what you are talking about in reference to the actual text of this bill?

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Posted by Rj Dieken on 09/04/2014 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Ready to retreat

Bet if he's not guilty, burglary rates go down.

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Posted by Rj Dieken on 05/15/2014 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Keystone woes

Are they getting a fair price for their easement allowance, the additional risk and possible difficulty increase in working their land that they on by take by having this pipeline on their property or are they just getting a few hundred dollars an acre? I'd think that would be an important point to make?

Posted by Rj Dieken on 02/13/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Stand down

There is a policy of COMPLETLEY switching "overhead" and fire leadership every 21 days or so.

this results in a lot of contradicted orders, hesitation to implement good policy close to switchover dates, and a lack of productive action (abandoning almost completed fire lines not in danger of being overrun to start new lines that will be overrun before they are complete.)

It's time to abandon the idea that we need to completely dismiss overhead and leadership teams multiple times on a single fire, so they can take a two day rest and go to another fire that they have no idea about. (Why not rotate in rest days but keep overhead on?)

Wildland firefighting is not so simple that the entire dynamics of an area and a 400 man firefighting crew can be understood in a few days of swap-over. If we stop pretending it is, the fires will be out quicker and fewer of my friends will wind up dead.

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Posted by Rj Dieken on 07/18/2013 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Unlikely ally

@charlie yes, let he who is without sin cast the first stone, by the way, nice blended fabric shirt, why not so outraged by the ignoring of that provision?

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Posted by Rj Dieken on 04/18/2013 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Slow going

Wendy, yes they are required to allow you to move past at their earliest available, problem is a lot of these turn outs are very unstable at the weights hauled, the hauling companies themselves have offered to improve the existing turn outs, and create a few new ones for the safety and convenience of the traveling public, but the lawsuits currently in progress keep them from being able to do so (in a round about way). Many of the senior most drivers have become so used to this that they just assume there is no where to pull over unless they have been told there's a good place to do so...that's one of the things you should be using that pilot car army to determine.

this load (if bound for Laurel) wasn't one of the loads transported for the tar sands and associated pipeline that are becoming such a legal cluster!@#$, but you would have benefited from the tar sands transport companies being able to secure steady routing and improve the road surfaces that they would be traveling upon.

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Posted by Rj Dieken on 01/20/2013 at 2:21 PM

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