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  1. Thread: The US Gestapo

    by Mike J
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    Re: The US Gestapo

    No. Police are trained to look for behavior that forms the basis for reasonable suspicion that a crime is, has been, or will be committed. He overstepped his authority when he stated that he was...
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    Re: American Aristocracy

    I second that. Thank you for posting.

    Mike
  3. Re: Non political stuff--having fun playing in one of my bands

    Once upon a time, now a song or two every few months. I was brash enough to convince real musicians to let me play in their band and spent a few years playing Mississippi Nights and a few opening...
  4. Re: Non political stuff--having fun playing in one of my bands

    Too funny! I played that same stage on the riverfront sometime mid-2000's. Thanks for the video, it brought back some fun memories.

    Mike
  5. Re: Another victory towards getting rid of the Electoral College

    For all the whining about voters in less populated stated losing representation, I don't hear a single peep from the same people about the urban citizen whose vote is wasted.

    I do like where this...
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    Re: A serious gun question

    Sorry I blew up. BY:D

    Of course at the core of the problem is the lack of a clear path to honor available to young men today. They don't have anything to push against and burn up that testosterone...
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    Re: A serious gun question

    I too am sorry for the losses experienced by the two gentlemen here on the forum. Funny that no one in our sample group has ever shot a bad guy.

    This whole handgun for protection thing boils down...
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    Re: A serious gun question

    Ian nailed it. Add to that list current knowledge of use of force laws and that's a person I would trust with a gun. Non-combat marksmanship has little to do with what makes a person qualified to use...
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    Re: You're gonna need more buttah...

    Great movie! Time to see if Netflix has it.
  10. Re: Missouri's R governor facing impeachment possibility

    As much as I don't like Greitens I can't say he's a moron. What he is is an accomplished soldier and scholar that still managed to avoid any humility. One of his campaign outposts was next to our...
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    Re: "Voter Fraud" Alarmist Sued

    Thanks Ian. Maybe the silver lining here is the regressive's overreaching will continue to bring these issues before the courts.

    Mike
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    A sad, sad beautiful song

    Jason Isbell's Elephant: (FYI, slight language)

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClugMhMbrRg


    I spent years mixing bluegrass an Americana acts in and around St Louis and I've heard a lot...
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    Re: Get ready for James Comey

    Absolutely insane.

    According to the RNC statements, a major part of their plan is to hold up things democrats said about Comey as proof he has no credibility.

    Without an ignorant and...
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    Re: Is this anyway to run a capitalist country?

    Obfuscation. The tilting of income distribution towards the top 20% of earners of course is going to show an increasing percentage of total taxes collected. If the top 20% want to whine about paying...
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    Re: Jimmy Kimmel mocks Melinia.

    You know Bobby's, you're right. Making fun of someone's heritage by mocking their accent is a huge social problem. You're spot on pointing out the outrageous injustice of it. Keep up the fight; we...
  16. Re: Wisconsin Republicans at it again. Tell court to flake off

    As much as I would like to see Walker hauled off in handcuffs, there may be some benefit to leaving him free to call for the election. Even if he fails to do so and the process drags until November,...
  17. Re: Our Town is red hot your town ain't diddly squat!

    Look! St. Louis is finally at the top of a list not labeled "Murders per Capita"! Gotta decent baseball team too.

    Seriously though, this is a fine place to be for social alcoholics. One of the...
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    Re: Furmiture? Decor? Architecture?

    To each their own as far as the aesthetic, but I think any place in a structure where your feet can walk should also have room for your face above.

    Mike
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    Re: Brennan's Comments re Trump

    Bobbys, do you get the irony of the definition of ad hominem you posted? If that was on purpose you're a jedi master.
  20. Re: What happens after trmp is removed from office?

    I would bet that if Mueller tries to indict Trump that Trump would just refuse to participate in the process.He would ignore subpoenas and dare Mueller to call for his arrest, and if that happens he...
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    Re: A Solid Rappel Anchor

    Down climbing technical ice can be sketchy since you can't can't get a good swing and it's hard to tell if the pick is set well. Mixed routes like that one are more like aid routes anyway so it's...
  22. Thread: brothm edict #1

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    Re: brothm edict #1

    ^^^ You're a gem Tom. Your description rises to the level of poetry. Thank you.

    Me, I'll be launching my first wooden boat this spring and I've got plans queued up for Tom Lathrop's Bluejacket...
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    Re: Trump is weakening amung his less zelot base.

    That's the big silver lining with all this crap; these people are self-identifying. My guess is they feel ennobled by the ascension of Trump and his band of rogues and, hey, it's our time now! Now I...
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    Re: I'm a little surprised

    I think having a reasonable professional suspicion of someone's instability is a fine reason to temporarily suspend their access to the most lethal item a person can own. What's really the problem...
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    Re: Trump is weakening amung his less zelot base.

    I did that very thing yesterday when I stopped on a job site to meet a plumber that was recommended to me. I passed his truck on the way in and it had several stickers with hard right slogans and I...
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    Re: Arming Teachers: absurd

    Thank YOU, cglynn, for your observations. Completing the thought process about what guns really are and why we have them will always lead you back to whether you think it's acceptable for others to...
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    Re: Arming Teachers: absurd

    Although I appreciate the intention behind limiting magazine capacities, raising ownership age, etc., I think these ideas are missing the elephants in the room: training and competency. It has been...
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    Re: The Point of All This Fuss

    Bingo. Fox news will carry the word everywhere and there will be two camps; Trump acolytes and reasonable people who won't be able to hide their bias from Trump's lawyers and will be rejected. Can we...
  29. Thread: Name required

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    Re: Name required

    Dotard.
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    Re: Electrician question.

    Those devices use the circuit wiring as an antenna and will frequently read on other circuits for a number of reasons. Any inductive tester shouldn't be trusted without experience with their...
  31. Thread: Blame ObamaCare

    by Mike J
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    Re: Blame ObamaCare

    Baby steps, Ian, baby steps. While he didn't go full Franken and resign yet, at least he didn't refer to the young woman as a gold digging slut. In another 4500 years R's should be able to admit...
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    Re: Religion in the US - some data

    No Nick! I won't have time to read 7682 pages to keep up with this thread. BY:D
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    Re: A Good Guy With a Gun!

    I saw that game! He used to make throws like that playing long toss during warm-ups.

    Not that I feel sorry for Ankiel, but I think he could have been a great pitcher if La Russa would have pulled...
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    Re: Religion in the US - some data

    Well said Tom, and yet another appeal to save the baby but not the bathwater. There is far too much good to be brought into the world by people drawn to traditional expressions of faith for me to...
  35. Re: Two Boys in Iowa Have Been Charged With Killing Half a Million Honeybees

    I used to view incidents such as this from something like Jamie's position. I was in my 20's and righteous and had 3 young children that never caused any problems.

    I then moved to a stance that...
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    Re: Wisconsin Public Schools After ACT 10

    That's precisely what I'm referring to, an abdication of social responsibility disguised as an honorable support of "freedom". Just by taking the idea one step further we arrive at the conclusion...
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    Re: Wisconsin Public Schools After ACT 10

    Thanks for the post Tom. My sister-in-law and niece are both teachers and I can't recall the last time either spoke of changes being to their benefit. It still amazes me that there are fully grown...
  38. Thread: Midlife crisis

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    Re: Midlife crisis

    I'm right there with you L.W. at 47 and ready to chuck it all. Later this year we will be moving to wherever she finds a new job and for the first time in my life I get to just follow along and look...
  39. Thread: bigger vs wider

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    Re: bigger vs wider

    Hi Mark and also welcome to the forum.
    There are many here on the forum who can help you refine your choice of plan, all the way up to naval architects like Nick. I have nothing to offer on that...
  40. Re: Oh puhleeeze, not another celebrity Presidential candidate!

    Biden is not my first choice but I think he has a certain toughness, at least in image, that just might appeal to certain near righties. There's still way too many people that see the world through a...
  41. Thread: Green Girly Men

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    Re: Green Girly Men

    The operator of the regional dump in Eddyville, Kentucky was deeply affronted when I asked about recycling cardboard from a remodeling project we did there. His exact words were "This ain't...
  42. Thread: Oculus

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    Re: Oculus

    I'm moving over slowly to Chief Architect from a patchwork of Autocad Lt, Sketchup and cabinet design software called Mozaik. I'll be setting up a tutorial session with CA this spring to get up and...
  43. Thread: Oculus

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    Re: Oculus

    Thanks for the heads up, Ron. My attention has been drawn to be equipment lately as an upgrade to the architectural design software I use will now support vr walk-throughs. It's good to see the...
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    Re: $135,000 in damages is fair and reasonable?

    Nah Rum, the snowflake thing is a child's taunt made by adults with poor anger management skills. There's not a demographic out there that doesn't contain at least a few arrested developments.
    ...
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    Re: $135,000 in damages is fair and reasonable?

    Stupid on the baker's side, but really stupid for the plaintiffs. This judgement makes martyrs of the bakers when instead some harsh online reviews and maybe a picket or two could have sent the...
  46. Thread: Rod Rosenstein

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    Rod Rosenstein

    Regardless of what comes from the Mueller investigation, I have a lot of respect for Mr. Rosenstein. His actions in appointing a special council in spite of which way the political winds were blowing...
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    Re: A Reason To Be Glad You’re Not Me

    +1 for you publishing a book Rob! Great stuff.
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    Re: Not that this means anything, but.....

    I would like to see someone younger as president but would love to see Biden in a cabinet position or VP if he could be talked into it. His experience would add some needed gravity to a younger...
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    Re: Breakthrough in hull technology

    I'm curious about what prop pitch they're running.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl build in NY

    Great work Jim! I also built a hollow boomkin for my Fulmar after seeing John's build thread. I'm convinced there's no way my boat would have come out as nice without all the build threads and ideas...
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