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    08-16-2022, 02:25 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Then there's this hotel porter gnome (outside a hotel, of course): And this pair of gnomes (another of my favorites) pulling off a heist from...
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    08-16-2022, 02:21 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Since we're discussing sculptures now, a few more krasnale. Here's one in the window of the former city jail that I just discovered this weekend: ...
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    08-16-2022, 02:15 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Yep! It's right on Swidnicka, I think--the main(ish) street that runs past the market square (the street I will walk to work each day). But at first...
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    08-16-2022, 12:12 PM
    That's why "Agent Orange" was in quotation marks in the article--she means that 9/11 was the parallel disaster for the 21st century, not that 9/11...
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    08-16-2022, 11:31 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Excellent! I just have to confirm with my wife that a weekend in Berlin will fit her vision for that long weekend. :) Tom
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    08-16-2022, 11:30 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Off the top of my head: The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist The Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St. Bartholomew The Church of the...
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    08-16-2022, 11:16 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    No one in the prehistorical Clovis hunter-gatherer communities would have called a large shaggy member of Elephantidae a "mammoth," so how is it that...
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    08-16-2022, 11:09 AM
    Thanks for posting--neat to see some small boat adventures on the Jersey coast. Anything you're thinking of changing/adding to your boat now that...
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    08-15-2022, 02:04 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Why have a Checklist ? in The Bilge
    This is the first question that needs to be answered. And it can only be answered by the employees. Who might not want to answer unless there's a...
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    08-15-2022, 12:54 PM
    The article in the OP doesn't go back nearly far enough. The collapse of Afghanistan is solidly rooted in W and Cheney's response to 9/11, and their...
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    08-15-2022, 10:47 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Scot Bell in The Bilge
    Thanks, Scot! Your work in keeping the WBF up and running, and reasonably civil, has been much appreciated. Tom
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    08-15-2022, 10:36 AM
    Or, use an elastic hair band you find on the beach. That's what I use on my boat... :) Looking fantastic, Alex. What a neat boat. Is Tad Roberts...
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    08-15-2022, 02:50 AM
    ^^^ How long will insurers continue to insure houses in flood zones and areas subject to frequent wildfires? How long should they continue? It's...
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    08-15-2022, 12:53 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Why have a Checklist ? in The Bilge
    Joe, have you considered that it may well be (my experience tells me "it probably is") a systems problem, and not a worker problem? If these...
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    08-15-2022, 12:39 AM
    It does look like a lot of deadrise, though--a very soft bilge. Especially the stern view. Tom
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    08-14-2022, 03:28 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    The utility lies in having a shared language in which people agree on what meaning words have. You don't seem to understand the value of that,...
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    08-14-2022, 03:24 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    I do not grant your premise, nor the tortured logic you use to try to support it. But I understand that you find it necessary to avoid admitting that...
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    08-14-2022, 03:13 PM
    What's this "beating to windward" nonsense, Alex? It's a motor sailer, innit? :) Tom
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    08-14-2022, 03:09 PM
    I like the kind of scalloped stems you see on traditional boats (I think it's what Jim was talking about in post #3. Here's my version: And of...
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    08-14-2022, 06:51 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    I have a school break from October 29 to November 1... EBS in Berlin? Or elsewhere near-ish? "Secret gatherings" definitely makes more...
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    08-14-2022, 06:40 AM
    Defining everything stupid as "liberal" is OR's standard tactic. It fits his narrative, if not reality... Tom
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    08-13-2022, 03:52 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    The noun "mammoth" was not coined until 1706. That doesn't mean there were no mammoths before then. But it does mean they weren't mammoths. See...
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    08-13-2022, 03:49 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    I wasn't talking about "amending"--I was talking about "changing" the Constitution. Which can happen by formal amendment, or--changing how the...
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    08-13-2022, 02:50 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    But court interpretations certainly have changed the application of the Constitution in practice. That was my point. Tom
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    08-13-2022, 02:42 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Uh... Social security. Medicare. Unemployment. These are widely seen as socialist programs employed within the framework of a representative...
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    08-13-2022, 02:32 PM
    That's a beauty! Tom
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    08-13-2022, 12:01 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread A Neighborhood Regular in The Bilge
    I think that might have been the year before I attended U of A for a semester--everyone was talking about a guy who had been trampled to death by a...
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    08-12-2022, 09:26 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Thanks, Rob. I think you're right about altered photos appearing right-side up. I think the only ones that came out sideways were ones I didn't edit...
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    08-12-2022, 05:22 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Even on the north side of the river, well away from the tourist-heavy Stare Miasto, there are a few churches scattered around. #10 is the Church of...
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    08-12-2022, 05:17 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Church #9 is the Church and Monastery of St. Adalbert--Gothic enough for you? And another one that's not on the map--the Church of St....
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