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    And almost any dog is almost certainly going to...

    And almost any dog is almost certainly going to alarm and, likely, take a piece of, unauthorized personnel entering the premises off-hours.

    For "home defense", a dog, any dog, is going to be more...
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    Unusual hobbies

    They can sell stills.

    But you are required to register your still with the IRS/BATF. Simple possession of an unregistered still -- which can be construed as nothing more than a simple coil of...
  3. Re: As requested, the annual Mendocino Thanksgiving story...

    It seems Arlo Guthrie's 2022 Thanksgiving dinner was with a couple of old friends in Stockbridge, Mass.

    for the first time since the, err, . . . incident.



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    From the [I]Berkshire...
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    Another open window? Or steep stairs and a loose...

    Another open window? Or steep stairs and a loose carpet?
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    Scrabble? How do they rank Perquackey? ...

    Scrabble?

    How do they rank Perquackey?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perquackey
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    From The Guardian a couple days ago. 124218

    From The Guardian a couple days ago.

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  7. Need safety harness for two year old.

    And here's a PFD for kids with an integrated harness. Comes in 3 sizes: Toddler, Child and Junior.
    ...
  8. Also, a child's climbing harness might work....

    Also, a child's climbing harness might work. Won't have stainless hardware, though, and you'll to get a tether. Probably want a tether with a smooth rounded carabiner so it won't chafe the webbing...
  9. Need safety harness for two year old.

    Practical sailor reviewed a bunch of kids' harnesses. Their take is that, based on the harnesses available, children don't go to sea.
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    How would a Ruger No. 1 be "on the block"? ...

    How would a Ruger No. 1 be "on the block"?

    That's a falling-block (single-shot) breechloader. One step above a muzzleloader, and a close relative of the Springfield "trapdoor" Model 1873, the...
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    Amen, brother.

    Amen, brother.
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    All I know is that the differences between this...

    All I know is that the differences between this semi-auto rifle, Browning BAR (comes stock with a 10-round detachable box magazine)
    ...
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    Re: Ukraine

    There is a certain kernel of truth there. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were selected, at least in part, because they had not previously been bombed. The desire was for an accurate battle damage assessment,...
  14. Those didn't go through an optical scanner. They...

    Those didn't go through an optical scanner. They were electro-mechanical scanners. Open holes closed a circuit on the scanner.

    Whether a hanging Chad was counted as a vote by the scanner would...
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    Nobody has mentioned AWACS. A single AWACS on...

    Nobody has mentioned AWACS.

    A single AWACS on station could track everything in the air in the entire theatre. And likely pick up the inbound missiles at launch.
  16. Some people don't use shaving soap or aerosol...

    Some people don't use shaving soap or aerosol foam/gel at all. Soften the beard, and lube your face with a few drops of shaving oil (light vegetable oil(s), like grapeseed, jojoba, etc., scented...
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    Happy Thanksgiving! Roast Turkey, my mom's...

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Roast Turkey, my mom's sausage and bread stuffing, sugar snap peas, and my mom's candied sweet potatoes - cooked, sliced and doused in lemon juice, and brown sugar, then...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I do agree with her (quelle horreur!) that Russia shouldn't Be designated a "state sponsor of terrorism".

    Russia should instead be designated as a terrorist organization. Its conduct in war since...
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    Cooking :D

    Cooking :D
  20. Here in the USA, those 300-400 person voting...

    Here in the USA, those 300-400 person voting zones are called "precincts".

    I rather like the idea of the precinct tabulating its own ballots. Small enough group to keep everybody honest.
  21. You say that is if it were a bad thing.

    You say that is if it were a bad thing.
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    Re: NiCads & temperature

    These days, DeWalt is owned by the same conglomerate that owns Porter-Cable, Stanley, Black+Decker,Craftsman, et al, and have run them all into the ground.

    They used to own Delta but unloaded it...
  23. I do that, too. I generally, if I realize I've...

    I do that, too. I generally, if I realize I've got the knife whilst I'm still in line, or before, try to find a suitable soul to gift the k ice to, rather than bin it. One time, there was a...
  24. Using Scary Sharp™️, took my brand-new...

    Using Scary Sharp™️, took my brand-new Lie-Nielsen low angle block plane. Flattened the back of the blade using machinists' layout dye, starting at 80 grit and working up to 2500 grit (if you...
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    I did not know that Putin has created his version...

    I did not know that Putin has created his version of die Hitlerjugend.

    Shall we call it die Putinjugend?
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  26. And there's a pretty linear relationship between...

    And there's a pretty linear relationship between age and voter turnout, so older people are disproportionately reflected in the effective electorate.

    That's especially true for off-year and...
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    Trump is Toast

    This apparently pre-dates the appointment as Special Prosector. From the article,

    Thomas Windom, one of the lead investigators examining the efforts to overturn the election, reached out to Mr....
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    The article keeps talking about Trump trying to...

    The article keeps talking about Trump trying to invoke executive privilege.



    Any discussion regarding challenging or dealing with election results or counting/certification of the electoral...
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    some motorbikes. . .

    Gasoline boots. Semi-custom classic motorcycle boots, made in Mexico in a town that's been making boots for centuries. $300, 4-6 week lead time. Your choice of leather, stitching, sole.
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    If you have decade old batteries, they are likely...

    If you have decade old batteries, they are likely pretty far past their peak.

    BatteriesPlus can rebuild them, with new cells (most battery packs like that are just an array of standard C-cells or...
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    On the Fraser, looking to Mt. Robson, August...

    On the Fraser, looking to Mt. Robson, August 2019.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48516588227_55f69ebc9b_b.jpg

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48523873137_0b0c474e42_b.jpg

    I...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I have you on ignore (bliss!) but I have to respond.

    What is it with with you, that you have to torque everything in into "Russia good, USA bad" scenario?

    Please to explain what you find so...
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    Re: Memes and…

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  34. So. Many. PowerPoint. Decks. Where the entire...

    So. Many. PowerPoint. Decks. Where the entire presentation was just regurgitating what was on each slide, word for word.

    SWMBO is a stage director. I keep telling her that she should set up a...
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    Sailing into Eagle Harbor and Winslow one day, I...

    Sailing into Eagle Harbor and Winslow one day, I cut the corner at Wing Point, well inside of the red channel marker.

    I figured, "It's well above low water, and we only draw 6 feet. What's the...
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    Here in Seattle, driving a Prius tags you as the...

    Here in Seattle, driving a Prius tags you as the sort of person drives 10 miles an hour below the speed limit and as someone who starts slowing down a block or more before a red light/stop sign.

    :D
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    Ukraine

    And did a pi$$-poor job of integrating Russia in the European polity. Like TFG's desire to be accepted by the hip kids in Manhattan rather being treated as a bridge & tunnel kid, Russia has always...
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    Clausewitz made the point that war is an...

    Clausewitz made the point that war is an extension of statecraft, through violence.

    War serves a diplomatic end. It does not dictate diplomacy.

    While Milley is right, in that one should...
  39. Twitter has always seemed to me a solution in...

    Twitter has always seemed to me a solution in search of a problem. The notion of blogging in single sentences just seems silly. Especially when people try to do something long form with it.

    Though...
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    Circus fat man 1890

    I was about 140-150 from age 17 or so (c. 1977) until I moved to Seattle c. 1994, then I went up to about 175-ish pretty quickly.

    The difference was I had been living in Ann Arbor Michigan. Small...
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    Wonder how much if Dobro sound it's got, what...

    Wonder how much if Dobro sound it's got, what with a hollow aluminum body and an aluminum neck?

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0545/6409/4125/products/Mosrite-alu_1080x.png
  42. Yes. Colorado Springs is kind of Fundy Central. ...

    Yes. Colorado Springs is kind of Fundy Central.

    Kind of surprised that there was a gay night club there (and with an unsubtle name — "Club Q").


    Does kind of tell you that winds of...
  43. Apparently by a combat vet, according the Gray...

    Apparently by a combat vet, according the Gray Lady.
  44. No. Dry humor is the best humor.

    No. Dry humor is the best humor.
  45. http://www.toastermuseum.com

    http://www.toastermuseum.com
  46. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

    Scout, curled up while SWMBO naps.

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    War environmental damage: lead

    Something like 4% of the sand at Omaha Beach is microscopic bits of metal from the shrapnel and spent ammunition, as well as iron and glass beads (created by the heat of artillery shells exploding in...
  48. NY Times quoted Lauren Boebert as saying that...

    NY Times quoted Lauren Boebert as saying that it's "terrible" and is praying. No thoughts, just prayers.
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    McConnell killed the filibuster for Supreme Court...

    McConnell killed the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations.
  50. Well, that's certainly a low bar!

    Well, that's certainly a low bar!
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