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    Re: critic elimination

    All of these people are bound, whether a clearance is continuing or canceled, by their agreements not to reveal classified information. They have lived by that code. Trump breaks new ground...
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    Re: navigation mnemonic

    In the Pacific Northwest there's "The Ballad of Eskimo Nell" that spiced the passage directions with pornography.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    It's not bad at all. When sailing, everything that really needs refrigeration makes you sea sick and a damp towel thrown over your beer will bring the temp down to a point where if the beer's good...
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    Re: This Will Sink Them

    Glued and screwed. And some "purple slime" (an incredibly tough surfacing glop that you really don't want to sand so put it on smooth) on top. The ballasts are on the inside so any strain will be...
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    Re: Would you use an open air urinal?

    I'll not challenge the Forum's decorum with a picture of Brussels' Menneke Pis.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    Good heavens! Me with air conditioning? No!!!!

    I know of no inverter that puts out BTUs. The inverter is simply to make true sine wave AC to power or recharge the collection of gizmos that need...
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    Re: them germans like em 'husky'

    Meg's chainplates are outside. The uppers go below the waterline for lightening protection.
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  8. Re: "I'll never drink Sam Adams beer again"

    Personal pique is certainly a perfectly fine reason to not trade with someone. I don't do anything with Amazon or big box stores, for example. This may be nothing more than my personal peccadillo...
  9. Re: "I'll never drink Sam Adams beer again"

    bobbys, if it makes you feel better, in 2000 Ben & Jerry's was swallowed by Unilever.
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    Re: McCain Snubbed ?

    [IMc - I'd not realized till reading this how insane Trump's speech was.]

    Trump: If soldiers were ‘real patriots,’ they wouldn’t take a pay raise

    By Tommy Christopher - August 14, 20187

    The...
  11. Re: A big suspension bridge collapse in Italy

    yep - http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?243024-Genoa
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    Re: Lord Action Was Right

    There are some among the wealthy and super wealthy who really make remarkable contributions to public charity, but I found in a life in the 501(c)(3) world I could raise more money from lower income...
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    McCain Snubbed ?

    [IMc - Our defense budget is all about the most corrupt form of imperialism. If McCain were still capable of moral heroism, he'd be glad to have his name detached from the act. But McCain's a hawk...
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    Re: The Defense Rests - Manafort Trial

    Manafort has done a bit of witness tampering. Maybe he's done a bit of jury tampering for insurance. A 'lone holdout' is unlikely as too hard to insert. A covert approach to a juror or several...
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    Re: Facebook cancels teleSURE

    [IMc - Right. Just this second. Never gave a thought to free speech, truth in advertising, public lying, or anything. As the essay below indicates, I was wrong about the Jones case being clear. ...
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    Re: Would you use an open air urinal?

    So God was dividing up his gifts to Adam and Eve. Stewardship of animals. Garden of Eden. And he's gotten to the bottom of his bag.

    "So kids, I only have two things left to give you. Which of...
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    Re: Another Terrorist Attack in London

    Charmed to see Sky Blue honor our president by making this thread title a direct quote of Trump's tweet.
  18. Re: Who says being President isn't a profitable commercial enterprise?

    Sky Blue, if you are actually interested in how Obama did it, read https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/01/20/how-barack-obama-has-made-20-million-since-arriving-in-washington/#3b3435055bf0
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    Re: Would you use an open air urinal?

    There are many styles of pisoir. These new units are nice and small. While more attention should be paid to women's facilities, to many of us feel that, "I am man. The world is my urinal."
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  20. Re: Who says being President isn't a profitable commercial enterprise?

    Just as Trump lies about anything both large and small, so also Trumpian corruption is ubiquitous in matters both great and small.
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    Facebook cancels teleSURE

    [IMc - When Facebook canceled Alex Jones, they provided solid objective reasons. This take-down of teleSUR with no stated specifics really smells of a bow to the right.]

    Published on Tuesday,...
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    Re: John Oliver Rocks It Once Again!

    Oliver did a brilliant job of exposing the racist agenda of most of those "monuments".
  23. Re: "I'll never drink Sam Adams beer again"

    Historically many brewers lean a bit right. Consider the charming irony of Paul Newman's 'product placement' promotion of Coors at a time that "Dolphie" Coors practiced racist employment policies...
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    There's a "triducer" on the bottom with depth, temp, and speed on the GPS.
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    Re: This Will Sink Them

    The lead came in 1/2" plate weighing 164#. Cut from there. My calculations called for at least 70# per board. 82# ought to work.
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    Re: Goodlatte 'Political Grandstanding'

    The Republicans are trying to make the FBI a political enforcement arm.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    I may eventually install solar and perhaps even wind but electricity supplies only nav lights, nav electronics, and accomodation lighting. Even with the modest battary system, I can run everything...
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    Re: This Will Sink Them

    The masts are hollow box.
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    Re: Missouri rejects right to work.

    "Don't blame your poor choices on bad luck." [#100]

    It may be bad luck to be ill paid as a teacher, or even more ill paid as a sort of public teacher which is how I worked as a community...
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    Meg's Electronics Package

    Young's Electronics came out for the instal. Left to right, the three new items are the AIS and the GPS above the VHF on the arm. Off to pic left is an inverter and below is the panel. That's it....
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    Re: This Will Sink Them

    And epoxy seal. This is enough for today.
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    Re: This Will Sink Them

    Then router out space for each 1/2" plate.
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    This Will Sink Them

    Meg's Floating Leebards getting 82# of lead each.

    First, gotta get them off. Not too hard if enough muscle.
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  34. Re: Oops: Dark Money Group Leading Kavanaugh Confirmation Was Not Authorized To Opera

    Typical RightRepublican disregard for law.
  35. Re: Saw a hipster on one of these, yesterday

    Now that's cool.
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    Re: How Trump Radicalized ICE

    La Migra has always under whatever name been a racist tool for oppression.

    Go to early-mid seventies Oregon. My intern for a project on health and safety standards in migrant labor camps is a...
  37. Re: Rudder mounting on Oughtred Tirrik, advise sought

    As best I can make out from the pic is how I'd do it. The straps have two rivet fastenings, one going through the cheeks and a solid spacer, and the other serving as a pivot, going through the...
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    Re: pron

    Trescool.
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    Re: Boat Plan Licensing Conundrum

    There's more to boat plans than boat plans.

    An experienced builder familiar with the scantlings for a given size range and type of boat can probably make something good from lines and off-sets. ...
  40. V. S. Naipaul - Poet of colonialization

    Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, the most surprising voice in the English language, died yesterday.
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    Re: Crane assembly...time lapse.

    I get a notice that says simply

    403 - Forbidden

    Not all that uncommon with certain British links.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Ian McColgin...

    Many wonderful things have happened on this day. For example, twenty five years ago, my birthday present from the universe was that Ruth Bader Ginsberg was sworn in as a Supreme Court Associate...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Ian McColgin...

    Age and treachery trump youth and exuberance.
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    Re: Trying out my new camera

    Super.
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    Re: Boat Plan Licensing Conundrum

    Several interesting questions here.

    One is the provenance of the plans, rights of ownership and such. For example, if the plans came from the estate of the original owner, then I should think...
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    Re: Feinstein Spy

    "Ian. You're now carrying the water for Feinstein," [#30]

    Thank you for telling me what I'm doing. Here I thought I was just pointing out that The Federalist was just manufacturing outrage by...
  47. Re: A Pete Culler almost Bugeye ketch or schooner

    I did not have Burke's book handy but got better filled in. In the book, the plan is "Old Glory". Inspired loosely by the LFH Meadow Lark, Triumph is Capt. Pete Culler's artistic offering. She's...
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    Re: Feinstein Spy

    How does a right wing attack on Feinstein - and that's the only possible reading of the OP - do for Republican senatorial hopes six years from now?
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    Re: Feinstein Spy

    Are you saying that The Federalist is not presenting a story of anti-Feinstein manufactured outrage, but only appears to be doing that in the service of some longer range Republican agenda? I could...
  50. Thread: manafort

    by Ian McColgin
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    Re: manafort

    I doubt we'll see a unified jury go the nullification route and vote outright acquittal. If there's one dishonest but determined juror, Manafort could get a hung jury. Then it goes again.

    If...
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