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  1. Re: Shipping a cool small boat in a container to Europe

    Sorry, too small for the intended purpose.:d
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    Robby Naish is 59 now and he doesn't need yacht club storage to sail.




    https://youtu.be/ScvglPqzTcI
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    I used to regularly car top a Laser when I was your age. I probably wasn't as tough and strong as you either. The Laser can give decent performance in the right conditions. Just another possible...
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    Re: Defund The Police: some feedback

    I just watched 6 minutes of Portland Or news (KATU) before turning the TV off.

    First story, a two level house with completely trashed interior, over 1000 needles, and buckets of sh!t. The...
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    Re: Defund The Police: some feedback

    The maintenance of order seems easy to understand, but I'd like to hear you expound on how crime might be reduced. Do the police have any role in crime reduction?
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    Re: Defund The Police: some feedback

    I don't think we have any serious differences here. Funds are required to rehabilitate, accommodate, or neutralize criminals, drug addicts, the mentally ill, and a whole lot of very unlucky people. ...
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    Re: Defund The Police: some feedback

    Neophytes? Some knowledgable people who should have known better jumped onto the "defund" movement, anticipating that it might further some of their more reasonable goals and expose some of the...
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    Re: What a De-Cluttered House Looks Like

    I'm optimistic for you Ted, I think you'll get offers today as planned. You live in an area where demand is still high and high prices are accepted as normal.

    The secret to selling a house is...
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    Re: What a De-Cluttered House Looks Like

    Did you get offers on your house Ted?
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    Re: What a De-Cluttered House Looks Like

    Completely agree!!!

    I often become really aware of this when we're guests in certain homes - trifles, trinkets, baubles, knick knacks everywhere. Even in the bathroom, no space to put a toothbrush...
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    Re: Defund The Police: some feedback

    I don't understand what you're saying??? Perhaps you mean $227 million is a lot of money. Unfortunately, Portland requires much, much more to come back from an increasingly dysfunctional situation. ...
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    Re: Defund The Police: some feedback

    Sure there are "disingenuous knee-jerk arguments" from the right, but your city of Portland suffered from the "defund" movement.

    Property crimes up 33% over last year.
    Homicides exceeding a three...
  13. Thread: Lake Mead

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    Re: Lake Mead

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    I keep track of Shasta Lake. Perhaps it stands a better chance of recovery than Mead, but at 121 feet below full pool it's scary. The last few years reveal an alarming trend.
  14. Thread: Lake Mead

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    Re: Lake Mead

    I attempted to show that in Hawaii families with rain water catchment systems are conscious of the issues. They have to supply their own expensive tanks, monitor tank level, and use water that is...
  15. Thread: Lake Mead

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    Re: Lake Mead

    The average water consumption in Los Angeles (all usages averaged across population) comes to 125 gallons per day per person (LA Times).
    I noticed a University of Hawaii study on rain water...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    "THE LITTLE PEOPLE" hahaha


    https://youtu.be/9lru1Qxc1l8
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    The young child quickly learns that if he can turn over two of the three inverted cups, that he has a better chance of getting the coin, than if he can just turn over one cup.

    Two tries are better...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    He'll work it out I'm sure, but for that other old codger synaptic plasticity comes down to elephant, umbrella, orange, bicycle.
  19. Re: What is it with all these church shootings?

    Because she doesn't like people adulating her???
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    Re: for the hemingway haters

    Actually the Cubans put it up on blocks on the old Hemingway estate many years ago. They have a walkway around one side of it. No touching, and they get irritated if you try to crawl underneath it...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I buy lottery tickets once a year and put them in Christmas cards. I only buy the one dollar tickets then, and let the state computer decide. Someone won two dollars once, nothing more. Odds are...
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    Waste of time thread.

    I did have to look up the term "Log Cabin Republicans" though, after bobby's mentioned it. I'd never come across it before.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I don't believe that it is counterintuitive.

    You can put a gold coin underneath one of three identical cups. You switch them around a bit.

    Then you ask a child, " Do you think you can guess...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Maybe this situation has reached the "Trumpian phase," where the search for a cover up or face saving "out" is taking all the mental effort, and the truth of the problem has been abandoned...|;)
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    This forum is notorious for asking: "give me a link to substantiate what you say."
    An "authority" is not necessary when the application of basic principles is involved. If basic principles are not...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Oh really? Lot's of us have had technical careers and have seen awful mistakes come out of unquestioned technical competence.

    Maybe this is what it eventually boils down to:


    The doctor says:...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    You might eventually be able to use your thoughts here to evaluate many aspects of the way you think.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I think you and CW have simply been overwhelmed by a barrage of detail. You don't need multiple runs, you don't need tables or convoluted arguments, you don't need to think about Monte Hall or goats....
  29. Re: 44 years of accumulated junk in the basement

    Never get rid of your last chunk of railroad rail, it's way too useful! I cut my rail down and saved one piece 6.5 inches long. I'll smuggle it into the nursing home with me if that day comes.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Why would I play 50 times????

    Monty doesn't allow me to play the game 50 times.

    I can pick either the car door or the goat door, then the game ends. I know what my odds are. It doesn't matter...
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    Re: Kick Them While They're Down

    We can have sympathy for some "homeless" people, but often times they are their own worst enemys. Perhaps because they're often mentally ill, drug addicts, or simply predisposed to be goddam nuisance...
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    Re: My Favorite Limerick

    There was a young man from Racine,
    Who invented a screwing machine.
    Concave or convex, t'would fit either sex,
    But oh what a bastard to clean!
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    Re: The Ameriguns. Oh My.

    I wonder if those two post on porn sites. I've never searched on "guns and sex porn," don't want to start. Maybe you can check it out.:)
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    Re: a red america gun story

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  35. Re: Visiting my Dad in Florida and I'll probably be bringing covid home.

    Family is nice! You probably won't be bringing covid back, but you might catch a godawful cold. We are in LA right now for a family event. I was the only one wearing a mask because on Tuesday I...
  36. Thread: Evolution

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    Re: Evolution

    No, Edward Falasca.
  37. Re: Build travel trailer on top of utility trailer - good idea or bad?

    My two cents: A simple cargo van solves all of the problems, and they come in a variety of sizes. The rest of the solutions appeal more to "style" than function.
  38. Thread: Velocity

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    Re: Velocity

    120 mph (indicated) 1956 Mercury Monterey
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    Re: Cell phone nightmare

    I provided a link telling you what it is and listing specific MVNO's for Verizon.

    https://www.tomsguide.com/reference/verizon-mvnos-what-are-they-and-which-is-the-best-option

    AT&T gives me good...
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    Re: Cell phone nightmare

    I like that thought, but why not continue to use Verizon if that is the network you prefer, and simply use an MVNO? That way you can get the same service for a lot less.
    ...
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    Re: Impeachment of justice's

    Clearly it is humor / satire, the kind that appears weekly in the New Yorker. I specifically removed "Borowitz" immediately after "Washington" so that people might be inclined to read the piece...
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    Re: Impeachment of justice's

    WASHINGTON —In a public appeal for help, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has asked if “anyone has seen” a briefcase he accidentally left at a bar late last week.
    Speaking to reporters,...
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    Re: Meanwhile, in Sacramento...

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-03/gang-members-charged-in-sacramento-gang-shooting
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    Re: how can a book so full of good quotes

    I think that I agree with you. I found it difficult to remain interested in the book, but I waded through. For some reason the title first attracted me, then kind of turned me off. I'd see the title...
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    Re: Tipping - for Paul

    Most informative post on this thread. Thanks!
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    Re: Tipping - for Paul

    As I previously said Tom, "you go for the win, even though no win is required."

    I gave you a balanced article to read. The article provides all sorts of "fodder" to suggest that "neoliberalism"...
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    Re: Tipping - for Paul

    Tom, I provided a reference in my first post to this thread. It's to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and I think it provide an excellent overview (from all sides) of "neoliberalism." Here it...
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    Re: Tipping - for Paul

    You should reflect for a while and try to be honest with yourself Tom.

    Pushing your points and scratching for a win where no win is required gets you no where.

    Less than a quarter of a...
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    Re: Tipping - for Paul

    Good point CW Smith. Almost every time someone use "neoliberalism" in an internet forum post I trip over the word, become irritated, and think less of the person who used it. Sorry for that thought,...
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    Re: Third police officer sues Sig Sauer

    The only other one I have now is a Smith airweight, and I'm looking to trade that in on a Thompson G2 contender with 12 inch barrel, 38/357, that's going to be it. Two is enough.
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