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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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    08-08-2022, 03:30 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Pretty sure. Republics get taken over by oligarchs all the time--we certainly have a pretty extreme degree of that going on in the U.S. right now....
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    08-08-2022, 03:22 AM
    Ah, but did you factor in the street width when you crossed from one block to the next? Tom
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