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    08-10-2022, 04:07 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    Other than Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, no "sane, adulting Republicans" appear to exist. Their own party censured them for joining the committee on...
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    08-09-2022, 11:05 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Roe: you GO Kansas!!! in The Bilge
    Es ist immer so, mit einige Leute... :) Tom
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    08-09-2022, 05:57 AM
    That Caledonia Yawl is a very big small boat. Looking good! Tom
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    08-09-2022, 05:51 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    You do know I'm asking these questions of OR, right? Because the answers to those questions refute his claims about the fundamental nature of a...
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    08-09-2022, 02:49 AM
    Nope. It makes more sense to me to run the downhaul on the same side as the tack.' Unless this boat is set up to rig the yard on the starboard...
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    08-09-2022, 02:33 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Rhine River level in The Bilge
    Out of the frying pan, and into the fire, eh? From drought to flood, both extreme. Good luck... Tom
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    08-09-2022, 02:28 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread New York Thirty - in The Bilge
    Um... "Herr" = "Mister" "Gott" = God So, "lord" in the context of "Herreshoff" (lord's court/Hof des Herrn) refers to a man's title, not to...
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    08-09-2022, 02:12 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Roe: you GO Kansas!!! in The Bilge
    I think you feel too strongly about your views on this to follow the logic. About 69.5% of all pregnancies are the result of consensual sex, without...
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    08-09-2022, 02:01 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Translation: I was wrong about the defining features of a democratic republic, but I cannot bring myself to admit that I was wrong. About what I...
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    08-09-2022, 01:58 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    You really do stick to missing the point, don't you? Since the discussion I have been having concerns the fundamental nature of a democratic...
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    08-08-2022, 02:38 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread New York Thirty - in The Bilge
    Nah, go all in: ferrocement! Tom
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    08-08-2022, 02:37 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    I'm not holding my breath. Ironic, because on another thread he just posted about how people have a moral obligation to defend their beliefs. But...
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    08-08-2022, 02:34 PM
    Hey, if Baxter can keep a goldfish for food, why can't I keep a dog or cat for sausages? Life is so unfair. Tom
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    08-08-2022, 02:32 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Roe: you GO Kansas!!! in The Bilge
    Though to be fair, I think that for at least some Republican legislators, the issue may well be controlling women (though they are probably only...
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    08-08-2022, 02:30 PM
    I'll abstain on that one. An argument could be made that having children who will live a U.S. lifestyle is irresponsible for ecological reasons, and...
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    08-08-2022, 02:25 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Roe: you GO Kansas!!! in The Bilge
    That's not the bit I was thinking of... But actually, it looks like the context is different from what I had always believed. I always thought...
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    08-08-2022, 02:10 PM
    Except, they pretty much are morally superior to meat eaters, given the state of the world and the typical methods of meat production... Tom
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    08-08-2022, 02:07 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Touching the 3rd Rail? in The Bilge
    I think you mean "Wisconsin Republicans are (as a state) rabid trumpers..." eh? Because I can assure you that many people in Wisconsin are not. It's...
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    08-08-2022, 01:59 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    It's beyond comical that someone who claims to have "an engineer's mind" that "looks at the big picture" gets hung up on a few (non-bolded) words and...
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    08-08-2022, 01:39 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread NPR Tiny Desk in The Bilge
    No, he's with Greenday...
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    08-08-2022, 09:40 AM
    Depends--how many hills? :) (Well, after living in Wrocław for a week, I'll give you credit for cobblestones, too, if that's what you were riding...
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    08-08-2022, 09:30 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Touching the 3rd Rail? in The Bilge
    Oh yeah! I'd be all for that. Tom
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    08-08-2022, 09:29 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Roe: you GO Kansas!!! in The Bilge
    Nah, they're not even a step away--they are there. Remember Onan? Tom
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    08-08-2022, 09:28 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Nope. I first responded to this issue (OR's incorrect claims about the fundamental nature of a democratic republic) after this post from OR, #172: ...
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    08-08-2022, 06:34 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Touching the 3rd Rail? in The Bilge
    I agree--drawing the line would be problematic. And I think there are good arguments for not having means testing of any kind. But I can still see...
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    08-08-2022, 06:32 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    But the topic of the discussion is not "US politics"--it is the fundamental nature and defining characteristics of a democratic republic. I...
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    08-08-2022, 05:46 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    On the other hand, you could be doing yourself a disservice by not recognizing the difference between a discussion of abstract principles and a...
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    08-08-2022, 04:57 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Actually, I find that's how my brain works: it delights in finding exceptions to claims. Any claims. I think it's an inherently creative process to...
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    08-08-2022, 04:51 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Precision in language means something. To some people. :) In other words, there's a difference between discussing the practical application of...
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    08-08-2022, 03:39 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    I think you mean "Insisting on precision again to foster a better understanding." You have forgotten what we are actually discussing, which...
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