Refreshing the Board

Dayton, OH (Michael Stein)

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  1. phlorida phan Says:

    17:30 Darini……..fuck meets yes!!!

  2. MiA Says:

    Another massive tragedy is that the locals in these places rely on tourism to survive. And that is going to take a while for tourism to come back, because it’s not a “island paradise” anymore. It’s just natural people will chose other “less devastated” areas to vacation.

    Not only have they lost their homes, and schools and hospitals and everything around them and most of their culture and history, they have lost their livelihood too. Hopefully some will get jobs rebuilding the area, but chances are the people who were service workers there, can’t / won’t get jobs putting in new foundations, running electrical or plumbing or rebuilding Richard Branson’s home. And based on experience it’ll be a year or so before insurance really pays out to people and they can get construction to start rebuilding and even have the ability to get raw materials to build down there.

    The people of Houston will repair and rebuild and still have jobs. The people of Florida can repair and rebuild and still have jobs. But The Florida Keys are probably in the same situation as the rest of the caribbean.

    I think what Trey is doing is great too.

  3. dorn76 Says:

    Keys will have a better shot since they have some representation at the state level, but yeah they’re traditionally a red headed step child of FL.

    The Caribn though is in real bad shape for sure. Will take years to restore those places to where they will be the draw they once were. More than half of the economy of St Johh/St Thomas is tourism….That and the reality of rich/poor going to come into even sharper relief. People who have lost literally everything they own look around at the “devastated” lives of their neighbors broken yachts and damaged million dollar homes, who can fly home to the mainland or have money to rebuild.

    Fuck I love that part of the world so much. Have visited so many of those places….Feeling good that our current Feb vacation obsession, Vieques, seems to have fared ok. But knowing what the other islands are going through, oye….Found a couple ways I think I want to support aside from the Trey/WW, but will hold off posting until I do some more poking around.

  4. phlorida phan Says:

    ^ I have a guess….. Dominican HoliDAZE. Tier it up my friend.

  5. sumodie Says:

    As Dorn said, don’t overlook the other hard hit islands if you’re considering donating. Islands like the US Virgin Islands, Antigua, St. Martin and likely others (I like the fact that any donation thru Trey’s link will be doubled but I don’t want all of my donation going solely to British Tortola).

    Down the road one might be able to get a good vacation deal on one of those islands (as long as you know what you’re getting into), which would be a win-win for both you & your island of choice.

  6. Darth Vaper Says:

    I hear ya Dorn. I was thinking mostly of people whose jobs are based on tourism money. Bartenders, cab drivers, fishing outfitters, hotel staff, pool cleaners, bike retails, prostitutes, street bruskers, and real estate agents, etc.

  7. Darth Vaper Says:

    I dislike that the Media seemingly is talking about all the rich and famous who are third homel-ess or are taking a bath on their speculation in housing multi-million dollar housing or businesses they have down there.

    The people who live there and have family history is all I care about. Not someone who can get an insurance check cut for themselves and just leave town.

  8. sumodie Says:

    It’s all fakity fake news anyway

  9. bobby weird Says:

    No Lifeboy, no donate

    ^ gold.

  10. dorn76 Says:

    For sure, @MiA. Keys are full of regular joes just livin’ the dream in the sun.

    It’s terrible. I’m really so sick of humanity right now, feel like a sullen teenager. Been a rough few weeks since getting back from Baker’s dreamland NYC. Serotonin levels aside, adulting in this world, with anxiety, and a conscience, is for the birds.

  11. dorn76 Says:

    Trump, climate change, face ID’ing $1000 phones, the whole lot of it. We’re the worst.

  12. MrCompletely Says:

    PAY WITH YOUR FACE

  13. Diego Says:

    Those words on Tortola made me tear up. My favorite place on Earth and I’ve been going since I was 14 to surf and explore. Met the brother in-law in 8th grade on a ferry ride to the West end and he was super cool to me and asking me about my Phish hat. Couldn’t have been normal for a teenager to be rocking merch and he was stoked on it. I love the Jolly Roger, Tortola and Trey. World’s colliding!

  14. dorn76 Says:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJmnKFDXUAA15Rq.jpg:large

    Face socks

  15. Diego Says:

    Oh and my good friends house on spy glass hill in Apple Bay (built in 1975) that I always stay at is completely gone. All that remains is the water cistern in the ground. Everything is gone. Poof, vanished and vibes were lost into the ocean…

  16. dorn76 Says:

    I hear ya Diego.

    Staring over from St. John to Tortola and Virgin Gorda a couple years ago, me and the Mrs made plans to check them both out ASAP. Found Vieques in the interim and haven’t been able to shake loose from it yet, but we will.

    My primary first world problem is figuring how to exit life and spend half the year sailing in the Caribbean.

    #ExpectMe

  17. Sex&City Says:

    Pickle Rick!!!

  18. Diego Says:

    Sign me up for the next sail boat charter trip, Dornski. Pennys on the dollar…

  19. dorn76 Says:

    Most reputable USVI group I’ve found to help so far.

    https://www.usvirecovery.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv7Sx4-Si1gIVzVmGCh2DZAaeEAAYASAAEgLeCPD_BwE

  20. sumodie Says:

    A few years ago one of my CO phish buds bought a sailboat to live the sailor’s dream. He’s glad he lived the dream but the shine wore off within a year. Sailing the Caribbean, or anywhere, requires cash, patience, more cash, and more patience to deal with all the slackers and scammers in #boatlife. And my bud was able to fix a lot on his boat but shit always breaks and he wasn’t the type who could live a boatbum’s life stuck in some

  21. sumodie Says:

    …squalid out of the way place

    I did warn him beforehand however. And yes it’s a great way of life in short segments.

  22. dorn76 Says:

    I’ve got a salty RI buddy with a gorgeous marine biologist gf half his age that want to live on/crew the thing, and will sail it home for me in the Summer.

    Just need a few spare million, a more amenable spouse, and some really nice Costa shades.

  23. dorn76 Says:

    Sumo, I’ve done the math.

    All the things you mention are problems that can be solved with more money.

  24. dorn76 Says:

    MOAR

  25. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Since we’ve been talking idiot box, huge props to the new season of Bojack. Nuanced, heartbreaking, layered, tragic, and hilarious all at the same time. Lots of #density. I love some Rick and Morty, too, but this may be my favorite show on tv.

    Something else I like is the new Mount Kimbie. Also been digging in deeper to the new Gizz. Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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