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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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    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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