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  1. Thread: Bloody Sinema

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    Re: Bloody Sinema

    She will caucus with he Democrats for a number of reasons
  2. Thread: 38th time

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    Re: 38th time

    Ghosting is a big problem I see it all the time in all aspects of the recruitment/hiring process. There are workshops you can go to the will help you manage/reduce ghosting more. You might want to...
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Yup. And in the deal we failed to obtain release of a US Marine veteran who has been in a Russian Jail for much longer. The privilege of being a celebrity.
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    More importantly it gives the Dems complete control over committees instead of controlling half
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    Ok so it was $3.19 in SO Cal in 2019 when he got his Jeep - assuming he bought new. That still comes out to 4,600 miles a month to be the same as (not more) than the average car payment.
  6. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    I've always wanted to build a mini tug like Olivia the Concordia Boatyard workhorse of the 80's and 90's. About 18' long open cockpit Culler design a real beauty.
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    OK so I just thought about what you said a little more. Exactly how much was you monthly fuel bill that it is costing more than a monthly car payment?

    The average monthly car payment is...
  8. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    An epoxy thread always guarantees that there are twice as many opinions as there are people with actual posts. I joke about it, but I love that stuff - it can fix or build nearly anything.
  9. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    I sure hope so
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    Re: Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    And maybe a little hot headed too. But loved by her family that is the important thing.
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    Don't forget to factor in the extra purchase price (15%-20%), electric bill and/or charges at the station.
  12. Re: Coronet is being moved to Mystic to complete its restoration

    It nice to see her slip through the Highway Bridge. I always struggle with the idea of her being a restoration vs a rebuild. All her frames and planks are new but copied from the original and much...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Looks like it isn't just model makers that like basswood
  14. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    Maybe the holidays, but winter is usually when people talk more about what they are working on while in summer they may have less to say because they are actually on the water. Winter is when you...
  15. Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    There are three other parts of the forum above the Bilge that used to seem pretty lively: "Building/Repair", "Tools / Materials / Techniques / Products" , and "Misc. Boat Related". I really enjoy...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    If I were closer I'd love to get my hands on some of the basswood but I'd have no place to store it while it dries out.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    So glad I have not been a part of this thread. It has gone completely off the rails
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    I've pretty much stayed out of this discussion for two reasons:

    1. Because I step in it enough already
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    2. I really don't care that much about Alex Jones or this thread

    As a result I take...
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    You make a good point. The MPGE rating system is highly flawed and in the end says nothing of a practical nature. It is a flawed attempt to compare EV's to gas powered cars based on the wattage...
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    In the 1980's my dad bought a VW Rabbit diesel during the Carter fuel crisis. He consistently got 50-54 MPG from that thing. 40 years ago. Milage was no worse in cold weather though he did have to...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    It always is
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    The guy in the video uses bad science to support his thesis. His 100MPG is based on EPA figures which are generally considered to be about 300% overinflated. A more realistic figure would have been...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    About 10 years ago I bought a top of the line refrigerator with and Ice/water dispenser. About 2 years ago it stopped making crushed ice. I called the repair man who confirmed the Ice Maker needed...
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    Re: That must have been some fight!

    I hope that do g is OK. There is a fund to cover the anticipated $15,000 in medical bills.
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    OK, so I watched the video. He uses a lot of bad science methods such as comparing his worst day of the summer drive to the worst day in the winter to arrive at a 20% drop in distance. Whereas...
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Grillmaster?
    In your Grill?
    California Grills?
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    I don't know whether you did this deliberately, or out of not understanding. The Hill article has a link to the US military audit from which it created its report. Here is a nice summary from that...
  28. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

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    It looks like it is hovering in the air. I'm sure that was the desired effect
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    Re: Both sides are not the same

    Yes it is supposed to be Ginsburg and you are right she never would have condoned it. What some people do in her name......
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    Re: Both sides are not the same

    - Chuck Schumer

    -Maxine Waters


    -Cory Booker



    -Eric Holder
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    It is factually true. There is no "even if it is actually true" to it.


    As for the mental health issue....Are you actually saying that if all guns were confiscated and destroyed, that the US...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    So with 5 house seats still undecided and one senate seat awaiting a run-off, I am going to say that I predicted the outcome pretty closely regardless of these undecided seats. I was off by two...
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    Re: Klaatu Barada Nicto

    Really? I have found just the opposite. I am amazed at how many fictional things have become reality. Maybe not during the time the sci-if predicted and maybe not an exactly as predicted, but...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Boebert was just declared winner. Very close though - there maybe a recount
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Of all the possible reasons, this is not even close.
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    Hahahaha
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Mike Garcia was declared winner of California 27 giving the GOP control of the house.
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    I have no problem with stating I was wrong if that is the case. My change was related to recent news more than a revision of my thinking from earlier posts. There is no emotionality to it. At...
  39. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Not at all. I'm just saying that if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck. You can hide behind whatever words you want, he was still calling him an Uncle Tom.
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    Re: It's not always a gun!

    Knives and other sharp instruments aren't too far behind.
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    Despite the Rasputin-like staying power of this thread I have seen it as wholly inaccurate. However I must regrettably agree with David G at this point. Trump's Presidential announcement will sow...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    It will be very close for Boebert and it will not be the 10 seat majority that I predicted.
  43. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    That which we call a rose.........
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Yes, but with about 3500 more ballots to count in Boebert's district she is ahead by 2000 votes. Frish would need to outpace her by a 2:1 margin. I don't know if there is some reason to think that...
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    Worldwide estimates say that there is about 40-46 million enslaved people in the world. One out of every 200 people alive today. That seems pretty prevalent to me
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    Re: evinrude concept

    Nice........take a patio table, make it float and then go fishing from it.
  47. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    They do tend to drone on and with cringe-worthy phrases. Very disappointed, but not surprised, that he announced.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    You are referring to a law which gives parents the right to challenge the presence of some books present in elementary school libraries with their school board. Challenging it does not guarantee...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    So then where does a government disinformation bureau fit in? Isn't that the government deciding what information is able to be available to its citizens? How does that fly with freedom of speech?
  50. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Wow. So you are politely calling him an Uncle Tom.
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