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    This, perhaps? ...

    This, perhaps?

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/09/media/lachlan-murdoch-donald-trump-reliable-sources/index.html
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    Re: Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Letter from Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry denouncing Burr, January 4th, 1801:


    My Dr. Sir,

    I was at Albany when your letter got here. I have snatched the full hour from my avocation to...
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    Re: Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Alexander Hamilton, by the turn of the 19th century, had known Aaron Burr, served under Washington together, had been both friends and business partners (they practiced law together after the war)....
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    Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday!
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Incoming artillery does tend to make one's summer...

    Incoming artillery does tend to make one's summer beach holiday less than a success.
  6. Thread: For Joe

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    For Joe

    Quite a few years back, Starbucks announced plans to open in Italy, with Howard Schulz announcing plans to "save Italy's coffee".

    The Italians were not aware that their coffee was in need of...
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    Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday!
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    Errrmmm . . . He is about as mobbed up as you...

    Errrmmm . . . He is about as mobbed up as you can get without being a made man.
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    You mean that McCarthy wanted to appoint only...

    You mean that McCarthy wanted to appoint only Republicans who had participated in the insurrection and were loyal to it to the J6 Committee, which Pelosi was having any part.

    The GOP could have...
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    It wasn't that he "flipped" sides. And his...

    It wasn't that he "flipped" sides. And his treason didn't take start until 1804, while he was Vice-President.

    After he murdered Alexander Hamilton, his reputation was shot. Once his...
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    Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Brilliant general, yes.

    And a traitor.

    You should visit Blennerhasset's Island in the Ohio River, where he planned his counter-revolution in conjunction with Spanish agents so he could install...
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    Re: covid positive

    Sorry, man. Been there (wait! I am there!).

    Rest up. Drink lots of water. Naps are good.
  13. Re: Do you think there’s another Tim McVeigh out there?

    Is "Trump signalling" anything like virtue signaling?
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    Re: Bicycle lane signage?

    Ages ago, I rented a bicycle in Amsterdam. Returned it after a couple of hours. Realized there were lots of traffic rules regarding cycling, not to mention signals and signage and I was not au...
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    Re: Bicycle lane signage?

    And dedicated bicycle lanes don't don anything either, except provide a false sense of security.

    The vast majority of car/bicycle collisions aren't bicycles getting sideswiped or tail-ended...
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    Re: Bicycle lane signage?

    That's a sharrow ("share the road arrow"), not a dedicated bicycle lane. They only thing "sharrows" do is to inform drivers that they're supposed to share the road with bicycles.

    Completely and...
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    What! A simple bit of Federal law means what it's...

    What! A simple bit of Federal law means what it's words say it means? That's just crazy talk.
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    Check out Blåkläder work clothes. Really well...

    Check out Blåkläder work clothes. Really well made, quirky (but serious) Swedish work clothes.

    https://www.blaklader.com/en/product/16301320-brawny-work-pants-with-utility-pockets
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    Pure-Gas is your friend. A field guide to...

    Pure-Gas is your friend. A field guide to stations pumping zero-ethanol,gas in the USA and Canada.

    https://www.pure-gas.org

    Download the app:
    ...
  20. Thread: Milley

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    Milley

    Here's the book excerpt, from the New Yorker, with the full text of Milley's resignation letter (at least, a draft, presumably the one he most liked -- apparently he wrote several drafts) and the...
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    But you didn't have a Zorb. ...

    But you didn't have a Zorb.

    https://youtu.be/Gr5qEVGq38w


    https://youtu.be/Gr5qEVGq38w
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    Back around 1980-82, I somehow wound up with a...

    Back around 1980-82, I somehow wound up with a Trans-Am as a car rental.

    Terrible car , worst handling POS ever.

    Driving in a light rain on a flat road, I spun out on a gentle bend going about...
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    That didn't take long. ...

    That didn't take long.
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    Anything found during the execution of a search...

    Anything found during the execution of a search warrant may be used as evidence in the prosecution crimes unrelated to the original warrant. So I understand.
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    48th anniversary (just checked), August 8th,...

    48th anniversary (just checked), August 8th, 1974. The Watergate break-in was June 17, 1972 -- pity they couldn't have timed thing to coincide with that.
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    Willing to be the safe was more along the lines...

    Willing to be the safe was more along the lines of, "Either you can open the safe, or we can open the safe the hard way. Cheaper for you if you open the safe."
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    January 6th Committee

    Sh*te be goin' down!

    Seems the FBI just executed a search warrant on TFG's digs at Mar-a-Lago. Wonder which other of TFG's homes/offices got hit? Trump Tower? Bedminster?
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    Apparently, a high-school classmate of mine was...

    Apparently, a high-school classmate of mine was cast in Grease at the age of 16. She spent the summer if 1977 filming Grease and palling around with Olivia Newton-John.

    I don't remember that in...
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    I believe he's referring to American...

    I believe he's referring to American anti-abortion laws,-- near total prohibition, inane requirements on abortion clinics that other facilities doing in-house outpatient surgeries don't have comply...
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    Is that down at Seaview? If I didn't have...

    Is that down at Seaview?

    If I didn't have COVID, I'd come down and visit.
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    I used to know several people who self-identified...

    I used to know several people who self-identified as ovo-lacto-bacon vegetarians.
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    And barges are to rail as rail is to trucks.

    And barges are to rail as rail is to trucks.
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    Rhine River level

    Here's a video unloading a bottom dump hopper gondola. Scrub to about the 6m mark to see the unloading 115 tons of coal (250,000 pounds, 104,000 kilos) in about 5 seconds.
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    [I've always like the "just turn it over and...

    [I've always like the "just turn it over and shake it" approach.]

    We've got rotary gondolas like that, too, but also bottom hopper gondolas like these, with automated bottom gates. As the gondola...
  35. Mary Travers or Peter, Paul and Mary. To quote...

    Mary Travers or Peter, Paul and Mary.

    To quote a comment on one of her obituaries, in response to hecklers making fun of the weight she'd gained from her leukemia,

    "She was the hottest thing on...
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    Works for me.

    Works for me.
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    Here's a guy in Abbottsford, BC, milling Alaskan...

    Here's a guy in Abbottsford, BC, milling Alaskan Yellow Cedar shakes at CAD $100/bundle.

    Maybe he'd ship?
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    Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday!
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    Oh goodie. Another spambot.

    Oh goodie. Another spambot.
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    Don't get me started on the bad idea that is the...

    Don't get me started on the bad idea that is the FICA payroll tax disincentives for small businesses and shops.
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    Touching the 3rd Rail?

    And/or, just eliminate the FICA tax cap (you only pat Social Security taxes on the first $147,000 of income.)

    Even better, do with the Social Security tax what Medicare does. Medicare is a 1.45%...
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    Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    According to KTVU (Fox) San Francisco, it originated with a Berkeley Karen, posting on the app NextDoor and reposted to Twitter by an account @BestOfNextDoor that aggregates silly things people say...
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    I heard something earlier about a ferry on the...

    I heard something earlier about a ferry on the Port Townsend - Coupeville run being out of service.

    Must have been KENNEWICK. Wonder what broke?
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    Should have named this thread "Here, Hold My Beer...

    Should have named this thread "Here, Hold My Beer And Watch This!"
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    Touching the 3rd Rail?

    Ron Johnson suggests Medicare, Social Security be approved on annual basis
    BY JULIA MUELLER - 08/03/22 7:31 PM ET

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that Social Security and Medicare should...
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    In this instance, people would be "delight[ing]...

    In this instance, people would be "delight[ing] in waving raw meat in front of people who choose not to eat meat...", because those people are being d*cks about it, trying to cram their preferences...
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    Yeah, I'd like to at least hope it's a...

    Yeah, I'd like to at least hope it's a fake/satire/parody, but . . .
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    "29th April 1971 Dear Sir, We act for Mr...

    "29th April 1971

    Dear Sir,

    We act for Mr Arkell who is Retail Credit Manager of Granada TV Rental Ltd. His attention has been drawn to an article appearing in the issue of Private Eye dated 9th...
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    Probably better off buying asparagus crowns (year...

    Probably better off buying asparagus crowns (year old roots). Easier to get going and less time to getting asparagus.

    https://extension.umn.edu/vegetables/growing-asparagus
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    Or, as the master list above puts it, fallacy #23...

    Or, as the master list above puts it, fallacy #23

    The Bandwagon Fallacy (also, Argument from Common Sense, Argumentum ad Populum): The fallacy of arguing that because "everyone," "the people," or...
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