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    02-07-2023, 05:48 PM
    I tell you what, answer my questions about healing by prayer and pedophilia and then we'll discuss genital mutilation. I want to see if you draw...
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    02-07-2023, 05:10 PM
    I'm wondering where those missiles come down and whether that was a reason for not shooting it down earlier.
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    02-07-2023, 05:08 PM
    A lot of you are saying that you prefer not to think about it. Here's the way I think of it: If a parent is opposed to medical treatment and...
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    02-07-2023, 05:00 PM
    That's insanity. Time to move. If they like skiing, tell them to come to New Hampshire. I can recommend a great many very good public schools.
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    02-07-2023, 02:41 PM
    It had to happen sooner or later. The headline is misleading, but the text says it better. If you are judged to be too young, too inexperienced,...
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    02-07-2023, 01:52 PM
    CWSmith replied to a thread Old Folks Rule! in The Bilge
    If you want a laugh, go to Google and there is about a 2-minute sequence where she is trying to go toe-to-toe with John Cleese on Graham Norton. She...
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    02-07-2023, 12:32 PM
    I don't know what you're talking about, but I'm talking about high-altitude balloons carrying largely atmospheric and cosmic ray instruments.
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    02-07-2023, 11:56 AM
    You say that, but a lot of circumpolar flights drifted into Russian air space from the US, Canada, and elsewhere. We admitted it. We were adults...
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    02-07-2023, 10:59 AM
    CWSmith replied to a thread Old Folks Rule! in The Bilge
    I can't say I'm much of a fan of Gaga, but without looking closely at her performances I'll write this off as nothing more than the off target...
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    02-07-2023, 10:53 AM
    CNN is reporting conversations with Pentagon types claiming that they learned useful information about the Chinese communications and that they were...
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    02-07-2023, 10:31 AM
    CWSmith replied to a thread Old Folks Rule! in The Bilge
    Actually, I don't. I have no idea what you're talking about. And I don't think it's just conservatives that are offended. I was and I vote...
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    02-07-2023, 10:24 AM
    I agree, but it raises the question of "Why?" I suppose it is possible that this was intended to be a circumpolar flight that drifted off course,...
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    02-07-2023, 09:44 AM
    CWSmith replied to a thread Old Folks Rule! in The Bilge
    This is a significant bit of thread drift, but sticking with the Grammys - did anyone else see the Smith/Petras performance? I must admit that I...
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    02-07-2023, 09:30 AM
    Richardson seems to understand it from the US perspective well.
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    02-07-2023, 09:25 AM
    CWSmith replied to a thread Old Folks Rule! in The Bilge
    I don't see the appeal of Swift. I do like music that has something to say and I find her music is just more teenage angst. I realize that she...
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    02-07-2023, 09:20 AM
    Interesting thought, but we have active encounters with the Chinese navy and air force often enough. I would think they are listening then, too.
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    02-07-2023, 09:18 AM
    Just to be clear, I think the "3 buses" refers to the footprint of the payload, not the weight. It looks like it was mostly photoarrays. If you...
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    02-07-2023, 09:10 AM
    I don't consider it an attack because it has no offensive weapons. Plus, I seriously doubt they gathered any significant information by spying since...
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    02-06-2023, 11:22 PM
    Jeez, wizbang, we would't want that! :) https://youtu.be/HB9Y2LHIT24
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    02-06-2023, 11:20 PM
    CWSmith replied to a thread Old Folks Rule! in The Bilge
    She is one of those performers that I think is very good, but just not my cup of tea. That said, I could not be happier for her! She leaves the...
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    02-06-2023, 10:01 PM
    We also denied them the opportunity to spy on Africa where they could observe... elephants? I seriously doubt that they will find anything under...
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    02-06-2023, 09:48 PM
    It would be a very short thread if the only people allowed to comment on it were people who had actually flown a balloon higher than the roof of...
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    02-06-2023, 09:40 PM
    Sorry, Osborne, but I honestly don't.
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    02-06-2023, 06:37 PM
    The real problem is your question is too vague. Space "begins" where the science of electrically charged particles dominates the neutral atmosphere....
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    02-06-2023, 04:15 PM
    It's sad, but predictable. Anyone who saw Mick Fleetwood perform at last night's Grammy Awards had to smile if only for a moment. ...
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    02-06-2023, 03:01 PM
    CWSmith replied to a thread rusbots and xibots in The Bilge
    And pangolin scales - an endangered species due in large part to the Chinese medicine trade.
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    02-06-2023, 03:00 PM
    CWSmith replied to a thread d'oh! in The Bilge
    Ted, they are gorgeous, especially the one in the back.
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    02-06-2023, 12:02 PM
    Coast of Maine? I need to take a road trip soon. I've been away from that place for far too long.
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    02-06-2023, 12:01 PM
    Phil Mudd, a former CIA official, was interviewed on CNN. He said this is a nothing burger (my words) and that the big question was "Why could the...
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    02-06-2023, 09:25 AM
    CWSmith replied to a thread rusbots and xibots in The Bilge
    Keith, that may be the best thing I've seen in this entire thread! That is very cool!
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