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    03-30-2023, 05:24 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Nashville School Shooting in The Bilge
    I guess you live in a bubble. How many children murdered in any of the countries you mention? How many instances of children killing anyone? How many...
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    03-30-2023, 08:57 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Nashville School Shooting in The Bilge
    More children die from guns in the US than die from cars or anything else. Guns are the leading cause of children's deaths in the US. Nowhere else.
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    03-29-2023, 10:13 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Nashville School Shooting in The Bilge
    Nowhere else in the world has these school massacres. But after each one in the US, all the hand wringing and debates draw to the same conclusion:...
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    03-29-2023, 10:09 PM
    You spend a lifetime shedding stuff then you have to shed all the stuff you shedded in it.
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    03-29-2023, 02:37 PM
    Looking terrific Mike! Love the line of the rubbing strip. Nice job with that sheathing!
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    03-27-2023, 07:17 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Nashville School Shooting in The Bilge
    There's been and there remains much to be legitimately proud of but the foundations are crumbling and need renewal. Big time, as they say.
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    03-27-2023, 04:35 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Nashville School Shooting in The Bilge
    A country where armed police are placed in schools to prevent children being shot there, where poverty is chronic, where drug addiction is through...
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    03-26-2023, 04:35 PM
    The first GRP boats were so overbuilt - really thick hulls, many layers of glass forming every joint, etc. And, of course, great lumps of hardwood as...
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    03-25-2023, 06:06 PM
    Yep, interesting DODGER for sure. Longer than ours because he doesn't have forward winches. Those handle/posts are a good idea but a bit clunky. I'm...
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    03-25-2023, 05:50 PM
    The Law of Vacuums. It's the same law that stuffs my garage.
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    03-24-2023, 08:55 PM
    ...... quite often. Looks like a great area to sail in.
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    03-23-2023, 11:07 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Memes andů in The Bilge
    Yep. Putting any animal through all that just for fun is sick.
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    03-23-2023, 09:47 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Dodger design in Misc. Boat Related
    Phew! Finally got the dodger interior ready to undercoat For undercoat, I'll use Jotun Penguard which is a two pack epoxy hi-build primer....
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    03-23-2023, 01:52 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Yes, in that case, certainly it's the protest rather than the motivation. The motivation, though, although a separate issue, is a relevant issue. I...
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    03-22-2023, 09:01 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Let me point out, to stave off opportunists, that I don't think many truly spiritual people would do such a thing. But a tiny minority of very...
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    03-22-2023, 08:57 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Mutual respect, Tom? So, waving banners outside a movie theatre probably doesn't do real harm, so tolerable, so respecting that ought to be expected?...
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    03-22-2023, 04:08 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Given that kind of pretzel logic, David, I agree that you should cease attempting rational conversation. You might also try to cease disingenuously...
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    03-22-2023, 04:03 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread liar in The Bilge
    Thanks, I always forget about that FPTP arrangement. Simple but problematic!
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    03-22-2023, 04:01 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread liar in The Bilge
    No, it's always raining.
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    03-21-2023, 08:22 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread liar in The Bilge
    Of course, there are lying politicians and media everywhere. Those who believe the media should not tell lies might be a little heartened by this...
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    03-21-2023, 07:46 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread liar in The Bilge
    How did that work? A minority of voters or a minority of those eligible to vote?
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    03-21-2023, 07:39 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Oh, here we go, yet another lift from the debating manual of whatever workshop you attended. Get over it David, the opposition to euthanasia has been...
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    03-21-2023, 05:12 PM
    I used to buy a lot of things direct from the US. Not now. Freight costs have become prohibitive but just the item costs have skyrocketed.
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    03-21-2023, 05:10 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread liar in The Bilge
    We expect it of politicians and much of the media these days, and in the past. So much of our societies is based on lies. Where does that come from?
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    03-21-2023, 04:39 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    I provided evidence and asked that you do the same. The history you linked to actually states that the Catholics were a main opponent. Everyone knows...
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    03-21-2023, 12:47 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Again with the insults? No, David - in the simplest language I can muster - I did not say that religion opposed it. I said that the opposition to...
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    03-21-2023, 12:34 AM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    No, I recommend that we develop laws only on a rational basis rather than on the basis of faith or superstition. Of course, in the case of most laws,...
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    03-20-2023, 09:06 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Kevin, euthanasia and abortion are pretty clear examples just in your own country. Banning of books is another, isn't it? But around the world,...
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    03-20-2023, 04:58 PM
    RFNK replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Tom, is it really necessary at this point to say, again, that no one is suggesting that all or even most religious people cause these restrictions on...
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