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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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    08-12-2022, 05:07 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Church #7 is the Church of St. Elizabeth, with its distinctively red-and-green checkered roof: Church #8 is the Church of St. Mary Magdalene:...
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    08-12-2022, 05:01 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    OK, brief pause to ask: What's the secret to rotating iphone photos on the WBF? Thanks! Tom
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    08-12-2022, 05:01 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Moving on to the south bank of the Odra River now, towards the Stare Miastro (Old City), there's Church #5 (another cathedral, actually): Greek...
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    08-12-2022, 04:53 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    Just a block past that church is the tiny church of St. Martin (not Martin Luther, I'm guessing... Probably the saint he was named for, though): ...
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    08-12-2022, 04:48 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Letters from Wrocław in The Bilge
    OK, time for a little tour of some churches. There are a LOT of them in the city center of Wrocław, almost all Roman Catholic: For starters,...
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    08-12-2022, 04:40 AM
    Ron Johnson (current Wisconsin senator and Trumper) is also tied up in this Pennsylvania stuff, I think. It'll be interesting to hear how it all...
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    08-12-2022, 04:36 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Trump Takes The Fifth. in The Bilge
    Not in an hour-long session, that's for sure. Tom
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    08-12-2022, 04:31 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Uh... FYI, there are actually four ways to pass a constitutional amendment; I think you have to know that much just to earn a GED. And then there are...
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    08-12-2022, 04:29 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Speaking of which--are you still claiming that in the U.S., the demos is only allowed to vote for its representatives, and nothing else? If so, you...
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    08-11-2022, 01:56 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    I agree with you completely--but since OR apparently doesn't understand the amendment process, I thought it might be worthwhile to point out that...
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    08-11-2022, 01:54 PM
    Yes, but expansion of grazing also contributes significantly to deforestation in much of the world. It's complicated. People running a good...
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    08-11-2022, 01:47 PM
    I'm no expert on sailing on tidal waters, but you may have missed the last of the ebb there, McMullen. Put your back into it! (And "Happy...
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    08-11-2022, 01:40 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    So, I see that OR continues to stick to his delusionary interpretations of democratic governance, including these rather elementary failures of...
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    08-11-2022, 01:13 PM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread TSA Pre Check in The Bilge
    I have pre-check and Global Entry, also CLEAR. All those things together add up to shorter lines and no nonsense like taking stuff out of your bag,...
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    08-11-2022, 04:43 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    And... You still seem to be banging on with your incorrect claims about how the U.S. puts limits on what the majority may enact. Before it was "the...
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    08-11-2022, 04:38 AM
    WI-Tom replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    You appear to be laboring under many misconceptions. Among them, as here, the belief that some degree of socialism cannot be enacted in a liberal...
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    08-11-2022, 04:28 AM
    I'd be curious to know how corn (maize) stands as far as sustainability in comparison. Vast monocultures that are used to create cheap sugars that go...
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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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