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  1. Thread: One China?

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    Re: One China?

    Interesting discussion.

    Based on this does Taiwan now belong to China or is it entitled to its own sovereignty? If the latter should the US aid their defense, including boots on the ground, if...
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    Re: Florida, insurance and the rest of us.

    You aren't subsidizing anything. Home and boat insurance is considerably higher in Florida due to the increased hurricane risk and the number of properties that are not built with the latest wind...
  3. Re: When will someone die standing in a storm to report on it?

    Wow
  4. Thread: One China?

    by Boatbum
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    Re: One China?

    Interestingly, I just read this....


    https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2022/09/29/history_shows_that_to_win_taiwan_may_need_allied_boots_on_the_ground_856261.html
  5. Re: When will someone die standing in a storm to report on it?

    and then there is crap like this...




    https://youtu.be/Z9eBOxxQw4U
  6. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    One more thing. You may want to purchase an artificial horizon to go with it unless you will be far enough off shore that you can't see land. To practice you will almost always need the artificial...
  7. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    I would definitely stay away form the ones you can buy for $100 or less. They made to sit on a desk or coffee table and not to be used. Either get the Davis Plastic sextant, or buy a used brand...
  8. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    You clearly don't get it or don't want to get it. I really don't like Trump and you can trash him here all you want with my blessing. But that doesn't mean that I can't also dislike Biden. Kinda...
  9. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    You know, all the people use "false equivalence" and "whataboutism" are really just dodging the issue. They are over used. Interesting that you would apply apply an equivalency while claiming false...
  10. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Let's be clear because you have not been paying attention. He is not my hero and this series of posts was the result of me criticizing his interview last night - see post 748. Sadly Biden too has...
  11. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Question was directed at Paul Pless. So Biden was the guy you wanted for President? Or was there another person running who did not get the nomination so that left you with Biden? Seems to me most...
  12. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    See post 748.
  13. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Good point, but then I am not running the country. It is stunning that the Left actually think Biden is competent and doing a good job? I can be honest and say that Trump is an embarrassment, but no...
  14. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    He's done well for a persons that is addle minded and needs to wear adult diapers. The guy can hardly put a comp0let sentence together. Sadly you don't seem to be embarrassed by the fact that this...
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    I don't hate electricity. Actually kind of fond of it - hence my frustration at a 60% increase.
  16. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Just because I voted for him doesn't make him my first choice. And you voted for Biden. He couldn't have been your first choice - please tell me he wasn't.
  17. Thread: One China?

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    Re: One China?

    When you say you would send troops to Taiwan to defend it, that is quite different from saying you would defend it. The former implies boots on the ground and the latter could involve boots on the...
  18. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    I caught Trump's interview last night by Shawn Hannity. As with all partisan interviews he threw only softballs. It really brings back trauma echoes for me to hear Trump speak. Even if he is...
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    What about all the families that can't afford it? It's nice when you have a lot of money. You can live and support a cause.
  20. Thread: One China?

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    Re: One China?

    Agreed. Chip making is one area where I would support subsidies, tax breaks, research facilities, job training programs .........whatever it takes to get companies to build chips in the US.
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    That's pretty good! Is that Nancy Pelosi riding the broom?


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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    Yes but even with the 30% tax credit is is very expensive to install. Especially if you include battery storage. And before they install it I would need to get a new roof adding more to the cost. ...
  23. Thread: One China?

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    Re: One China?

    It sounds very lovely, but I think the strategic significance is far more important. Taiwan makes 92% of the world's computer chips. Control of that Island would mean that all technologically...
  24. Thread: One China?

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    Re: One China?

    This sounds an awful lot like boots on the ground to me but if you want to split hairs, be my guest.
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    My electric bill is going up 60%!

    National Grid just informed all us Massachusetts customers that our electric bill is going up 60% effective November. Apparently their cost for obtaining the electricity has gone up 60% and the...
  26. Thread: One China?

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    Re: One China?

    IN his 60 minutes interview he was asked if he would defend Taiwan. Biden said Yes. He was then asked if he would defend Taiwan with US troops if necessary and he again said Yes
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    10 days of nonstop flight without food or water. Is that biomechanically possible? Most birds need to eat 2-3 times their body weight every day.
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    Re: Cooking Wisdom Sought (induction range)

    I cook on an old school cast iron pan. They work great on induction burners and the heavy iron gives a nice slow even heat. Of course you need to season the pan first. I have one cast iron pan I...
  29. Thread: One China?

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    One China?

    I'm a little confused. On two occasions POTUS has said that he was prepared to put US boots on the ground in Taiwan to defend them from a mainland invasion only to walk it back by saying he supports...
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    How could I move the goalposts? Wasn't the thread labeled "The US and the Holocaust?

    Actually it was known and reported pretty accurately on a couple of very small US newspapers.

    As for going...
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    Perhaps, but not from the people I know. They think it is good an necessary that the country bring in immigrants, but that it should be done legally and in a manageable rate. You can't have 6,000...
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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    https://teachingamericanhistory.org/blog/silence-in-the-storm-the-new-york-times-coverage-of-the-holocaust-during-wwii/



    or Pick up a copy of "Buried by the Times"


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    Re: The US and the Holocaust

    The very respected NY Times despite being owned by a Jew was very weak in its stories about Nazi Germany almost to the point of being a sympathizer. At least until the US entered the war.
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    Re: We Bring Good Things to Life

    The induction glass tops are much easier to clean and to keep clean
  35. Re: The F-16 was a great plane, but its first test-flight was unintentional.

    Sorry something happened when I pasted - try again it is fixed
  36. The F-16 was a great plane, but its first test-flight was unintentional.

    Test pilot did a great job managing the unexpected.


    https://youtu.be/qAp4RtGKbHE
  37. Re: Molly Russell's inquest to put focus on big tech

    Maybe it is just time to eliminate all social media sites. They seem to do more harm than good. Lets all go back to newspapers and the nightly news for our information. I don't have a Facebook...
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    That Coyote looks a little underfed. You would be a nice meal
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    Re: Sovereign Citizens

    They don't have any problem driving over the roads paid for with taxes that they claim they no longer need to pay.
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    I imagine that the arms the soldiers carried during George VI's funeral were the contemporary arms of that period as well.
  41. Thread: Godwins Law

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    And I never used the term Lefty and Righty, you did. Would you prefer Conservative and Liberal? I'd be curious as to how you arrived at the 30% are MAGA Republicans? Source?


    The MAGA...
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    Sounds Like Charles wants to make some changes.
  43. Thread: Close hauled!

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    Re: Close hauled!

    That would help. I would have guessed she would have a weather helm when close hauled
  44. Thread: Godwins Law

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    Re: Godwins Law

    Of course not, Left and Right are neither derogatory nor critical words. Maybe for you they are Mein Heir?
  45. Thread: Godwins Law

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    Re: Godwins Law

    Why is it that the Left when confronted with facts they don't like feel compelled to attack the person rather than the statement. THAT is how I spell pathetic.
  46. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    I bet TDS would make a deck out of fir as well and then it would look a proper work boat
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    Re: Trafficing in Illegal Immigrants

    You are correct. I stand corrected
  48. Thread: Close hauled!

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    Re: Close hauled!

    Looks like she has a bit of a lee helm in the video.
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    Re: Sovereign Citizens

    They love handing cops a sheet of paper where they declare themselves Sovereign Citizens. I think some actually believe what they are saying. I think others just like challenging the police.
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    Re: Sovereign Citizens

    The videos are an extreme version of a severely deranged movement. Most of them just give police attitude and ultimately comply. It is a ridiculous movement.
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