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  1. Re: Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    Will this affect their ability to borrow (from legit credit entities)?
  2. Re: (free) WAPO article: complex feelings when a difficult parent dies.

    That's a good read. That part about the "5 stages of grief" having been developed in terminally-ill patients (not in those who're grieving the loss of others) was news to me. That's pretty big.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Takes two to tango. I count six in this dance.
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Thanks for linking the NPR piece, it really is much better than what I saw on The Hill.
  5. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Love this. All of it.
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Foster Faces
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    the personal bankruptcy was reported as chapter 11

    for his corporate I think he filed chapter 5 but I think that was being challenged because his business is too big for chapter 5.
  8. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    Well done.
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    I appreciate the balance, but my concern remains. The disclaimer vs adverse distinction is of little comfort when it applies to such a large proportion of the total.
    I don't doubt that keep...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Absolutely.

    The "blown up stuff" argument holds zero water for me. That seems like the easiest write-off on earth. Stuff went missing in a combat zone? it was blown-up, get it off the books....
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Because part of the bankruptcy process is keeping you in business so you can pay your debts.
    Otherwise the first-in-line leaves the company without assets to function and the rest of those owed...
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Those aftermarket VW front ends are AWESOME. I'd pick one up in a minute.
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    A lot of stuff does not matter. yeah, ok, but 61%???
    Any entity which cannot account for the majority of its assets is simply not taking it seriously.

    Now, one can legitimately argue that the...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    Saw a report that Jones filed for personal bankruptcy (in addition to his corporate bankruptcy) this morning, which prompted me to see this story I'd missed last week.....

    Texas judge decides not...
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    Good stuff.
    I work with some automation products, but in applications which barely scratch the surface of what the tech can really do. Every so often I come upon a system that goes deep beneath...
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    Pentagon audit failures

    This story seems to be flying way under the radar: DOD cannot account for 61% of its assets.

    W T A F

    I apologize for linking to The Hill, but there isn't much other coverage on...
  17. Thread: Pothole F&$@

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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    The fact that another vehicle was similarly disabled might help. Take the plate number and contact the owner.

    The only successful claim I know of was an incident on I84 several years ago in...
  18. Thread: bac

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    Re: bac

    So gloriously uncluttered.
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    Re: The epidemic of loneliness

    I've seen a lot written on this over the past few weeks. One piece postulated that the trend was well in place prior to the pandemic, which merely accelerated the trend. The main thrust was that...
  20. Re: Former Gaetz Confidant Is Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

    "substantial cooperation" and still got 11 years?

    Does Gaetz know how to sail? He really should be shopping for a nice long-range cruiser.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    See post #4 :D
  22. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    IIRC the process is that at the conclusion of its hearings and deliberations the committee makes a formal recommendation to the DOJ. Handing over testimony piecemeal prior to that conclusion could...
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    I happened to be on the road for work on the 8th so I voted via absentee-ballot, and man as soon as that hit the mailbox I was about 50% less-bothered by all of the political ads and texts and such. ...
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    I'm just saying... you learn a thing or three about airflow and slot-effect when you can watch the flakes blow past the sails.
  25. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    A reporter immediately asked mitch; does this mean that if trump were to achieve the nomination you would not support him for president? Mitch considered the question for a solid five seconds...
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    sweartogod, some of my best sailing days started by kicking the ice off the mainsheet.
  27. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    That whole thing is just jaw-dropping.
    Trump's connection to mainstream GOP has become so tenuous that he's filling the void with the likes of Kanye.
    He's fallen so far that Kanye (on the advice of...
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    I don't imagine that this will persuade many of his voters to stay home, but it's now being reported that the Georgia home now being claimed as Primary Residence was a rental property (not Walker's...
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    Re: Tesla Model 2 Sub $30K Entry Level EV

    I think we've all lost sight of the fact that Tesla (and, one assumes, other EV manufacturers) are not making money by selling cars. The profit comes from selling carbon-credits to other...
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    Re: Fire at Mystic CT.

    Hey it didn't get the travelift, they're still in business!
  31. Thread: West Wing

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    Re: West Wing

    I'm a huge Sorkin fan, but he does have a streak of casual-misogynism that runs through A Few Good Men and Sportsnight and West Wing and Newsroom. Viewed in the time of creation it wouldn't have...
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    Re: Fire at Mystic CT.

    That report is very confusing. Willow and Washington are just south of the drawbridge.... but then there is mention of Noank Shipyard & Seaport Marine which is waaaay out at the end of thee point...
  33. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    GOP has no objection to the SC decision because it sets a convenient precedent for them to go after absolutely everyone else's records when they hold power. Expect subpoena for the entire Biden...
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    Re: Arizona board delays certification of votes

    Yet another occasion on which this new englander is completely baffled by the significance of county governments out west.

    The whole notion of "county" is barely regarded as an organizational...
  35. Thread: one motion

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    Re: one motion

    That's the first pic I've seen of the new prius design painted silver.

    Tragic.

    It looks spectacular in the orange or the soft blue or the gold I've seen in media photos but you just know that...
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    Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    Architecture school programmed in me a curious dichotomy.

    Maxim #1: You're going to become a good public-speaker, or you're going to wash-out. One's ability to stand before a well-informed...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    https://youtu.be/UMqLDhl8PXw
  38. Thread: Houston

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    Re: Houston

    You, sir, are living right.
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    Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    It seems that a lot of people need to hear this, perhaps some of those people are here on WBF.

    When participating in a professional meeting of any kind (zoom, teams, in-person, etc) please assume...
  40. Re: It's the night before Gun Deer Hunting here in Wisconsin.

    One of my primary manufacturers is in Wisconsin. This is the plant manager's worst week of the year, he has to fight tooth & nail to get even a skeleton-crew of machinists to show up for work. ...
  41. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Those mega-donors are not altruists, they're buying influence, they're going to spend that money on whoever is in a position to advance their interests.
    They surely hope that some other candidate...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    eff Qatar.
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    Re: Lamb Osso Bucco

    I think the acidity of the tomatoes takes care of the connective tissue pretty well. Nobody touched a knife last night, we barely needed forks.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    I second the motion to donate to the restoration of Airlie. We could each do so individually of course but it somehow seems more meaningful if we pool the resource and send one lump sum in Jamie's...
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    Re: Lamb Osso Bucco

    The catalyst for the occasion was my local having a 50% off special on lamb shanks. The half-bottle of wine was the spendy bit.
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    Re: Lamb Osso Bucco

    Coming along nicely, I'd say we're eating early tonight. I may summon the will power to wait until 5.
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    Lamb Osso Bucco

    It's what's for dinner.
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    Re: praising plastic catboats

    which part of Florida is the first pic?
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Those curious about why the right hates her might recognize that the feeling is almost certainly mutual and reflect on the basis of those feelings.

    Those who extoll her virtues as the foundation...
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    I did same with the boy. When he finished I gave him a AAA card (common roadside assistance here in USA) and told him not to ever change a tire on the side of the road, call for help. Parking lot...
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