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    11-16-2018, 06:12 PM
    Crime is probably more consistent in lower latitudes. It is not the temperature, it is the opportunity that better weather provides. When the...
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    11-16-2018, 05:52 PM
    robm replied to a thread LYS First Build in Building / Repair
    I suspect it is not the bow going off course, it is the stern of the boat being pushed sideways. So a skeg would make it worse, if anything. Could...
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    11-16-2018, 05:45 PM
    robm replied to a thread How cheap are you? in The Bilge
    I was thinking oil jugs. A dripping "towel rack" is not a good thing, or so I have been told!
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    11-16-2018, 05:26 PM
    robm replied to a thread How cheap are you? in The Bilge
    Prop it upside down into the mouth of a funnel, and let it drip for days!
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    11-16-2018, 04:00 PM
    robm replied to a thread Cat and dogs in The Bilge
    I had a cat that had been raised with dogs. He understood them very well, and did not run from them. He would stand his ground, not all humped up...
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    11-16-2018, 03:37 PM
    Isn't 6.5 HP kind of a lot for that boat?
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    11-16-2018, 01:07 PM
    But what guarantee do you have that your vote will be counted with a mail-in ballot? It still comes down to having to tally the votes in a way that...
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    11-16-2018, 12:59 PM
    She made enough money that she could give away a whole pile of it to right wing politicians. Both of those activities (making money and funding right...
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    11-16-2018, 12:47 PM
    Here is weird idea: Why not teach people how to count? Works just fine here in Canada. Although there are voting machines coming into play in...
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    11-15-2018, 08:14 PM
    No vibration dampers on the SR/XT/TT500. If you rev it on the centrestand, it will creep forward. I wonder what the pipe that leads down from the...
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    11-15-2018, 08:01 PM
    robm replied to a thread Opinion on Mini Cooper? in The Bilge
    It is a matter of scale. In North America, your Jazz/Fit is a small car. In Europe, it is middle sized.
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    11-15-2018, 06:07 PM
    A biologist friend of mine reckoned he could throw a rock off his back step onto the lawn, and find a Masters thesis topic within 3 feet of where the...
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    11-15-2018, 03:55 PM
    robm replied to a thread Opinion on Mini Cooper? in The Bilge
    Honda Fit. They are reliable, inexpensive to run, have incredible space inside, and are also fun to drive. I know a couple who put a foam...
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    11-14-2018, 08:19 PM
    Start with the outer hex drive screw, and tap it for the inside one? Taps are cheap. A left hand drill bit would probably get the old screw...
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    11-14-2018, 08:10 PM
    33km/l !!!! That is over 93 MPG imperial. Best I ever pulled off was 30+, at rock-steady 80 km/h and in a full tuck, flat out on the tank. The...
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    11-14-2018, 07:53 PM
    Interesting. The big one wiped out the dinosaurs, and this one may have wiped out the megafauna. But having just survived an ice age, why would...
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    11-14-2018, 07:50 PM
    robm replied to a thread Who dies? in The Bilge
    Keelaghan got it right: Who Dies? Everyone dies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z37WlkwtoiI&list=PL_okj8qyFT9vTMNmp83sKLzgQWHibgsJU&index=63
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    11-14-2018, 07:27 PM
    Once you know the bike, you don't need the window. Just push it over until you can feel the compression, open the valve a bit and push the crank...
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    11-14-2018, 07:05 PM
    robm replied to a thread Lion Air 737 crashes in The Bilge
    True enough. But the stories are consistent with what is believed to have crashed the plane. And they did replace the AOA sensor. So either they...
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    11-14-2018, 06:09 PM
    robm replied to a thread Who's 'The Base'? in The Bilge
    Just the fact that Evangelicals voted does not make the election "unfree". Voter suppression, creation of lies about opponents, and (possible)...
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    11-14-2018, 05:55 PM
    robm replied to a thread Who's 'The Base'? in The Bilge
    Given what happened in 2016, he may have been correct. 2018 was not a great example of democracy in action either, judging by the efforts to...
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    11-14-2018, 05:37 PM
    robm replied to a thread Who else will “resign”? in The Bilge
    I don't get the guy. He wants the rest of NATO to pay more, but is against a pan-European army? Why should he care, if it gets what he wants at...
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    11-14-2018, 05:27 PM
    Not only does it "still have" a kickstarter, it has ONLY a kickstarter! I still have the 1978 version of that bike, an SR500E. It is good fun to...
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    11-13-2018, 04:50 PM
    robm replied to a thread VA healthcare reform in The Bilge
    And you think a privatized system will be better?
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    11-09-2018, 05:17 PM
    From what I have seen, the few times Trump has appointed someone more competent than he is, they have had a very short career.
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    11-09-2018, 02:58 PM
    robm replied to a thread WW I Tribute in The Bilge
    That is pretty impressive. Both the wire figures, and the movie being shot in Port Moody. One thing that bothers me is the figures in the...
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    11-09-2018, 02:42 PM
    robm replied to a thread Camo in The Bilge
    I remember hitching through Switzerland one Saturday when their "weekend warriors" were out. (Note that I don't mean to use this term in a...
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    11-09-2018, 02:03 PM
    I found Albacores to be quite tippy - even with Laser-tuned reaction times. That is with the stock rig, and 2 aboard. Fast! I would not recommend...
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    11-09-2018, 01:17 PM
    Are these nature's microballoons?
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    11-09-2018, 01:05 PM
    robm replied to a thread Jeff Sessions resigns! in The Bilge
    In other words, an absolute democracy? Like an absolute monarchy or absolute dictatorship? Would you agree that the US (like all other democratic...
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