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    Re: Mind boggling violin

    That's insanely beautiful.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Colbert is ripping into Russia over this. He's perfectly on point and funny at the same time.

    He said Griner was given hard time for just 0.7 grams of cannabis oil. "That's less than Willie...
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    Re: Paul Whelan, the other prisoner in Russia

    If he were nobody, would Putin keep him off the negotiation? Even Whelan plus Griner is still a good deal for a Russian arms merchant.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Yes. My thinking has been evolving on this thread. I see now that the Marine was never an option. Putin will never release him and if he serves his sentence he will die the day before he is...
  5. Remember the Colorado gay nightclub shooter?

    Try not to gag when you read this.

    Originally published by Associated Press:


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  6. Thread: Chinese drone

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    Re: Chinese drone

    The Chinese are going to bomb brown people? Why?
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    I have no doubt about any of that, except I'm not convinced that the charges are "trumped up".

    Why did you direct that at me?
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    Re: Victor Bout released from American prison

    No, after all these years he had nothing to tell us. Putin could have left him here. He wants Bout back out of loyalty and to serve him again.
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    Re: Chinese drone

    The more we can fight a war from our office without putting the lives of soldiers on the line, the less we fear the confrontation, and the closer to the end we are. Killing becomes too easy, too...
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    Re: I have a friend who is an angel.

    I've never before wished that a dog would attack and bite off someone's genitals, but this is one time when an aggressive bit of self-defense would be applauded.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Here are two interesting claims:


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  12. Thread: 38th time

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    Re: 38th time

    Joe, don't take this the wrong way, but I have a feeling it's a niche job that a lot of people assume will be easy and then realize that it's not. I'm a little surprised by the "never shows", but...
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    Re: about effing time

    I've lived here long enough to see at least one blow up over this same topic. NH is absolutely rabid over being first.

    In their defense, I can say this - (1) it's a small state, so campaigning...
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    I think that Putin had his eye on 2 outcomes that served his needs - either he got his arms dealer back or every POTUS would continue to be beaten in the press over Griner not coming home. I think...
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    Re: While we bemoan the release of killers...

    Yeah. That stinks.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    This is the point. Very few believe that she was treated correctly. The question is for the greater good. I am not convinced that Bout will retire from weapons sales.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    I was wrong in something I said earlier. Griner went to Russian 7 days before Russia invaded Ukraine, so I really cannot claim that she went to Russia while we were engaged in a proxy war. That...
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Do you really think they couldn't sell tickets to watch a woman beat men at basketball? Hell, even I'd buy a ticket and I don't watch the game.

    This isn't cultural. It isn't racist. It isn't...
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    She can't be paid what NBA players are paid because the WNBA makes less than 1% of the revenue of the NBA. You can't pay a player more if you don't have the money to pay them with.

    If you really...
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    Re: about effing time

    NH has it written into the state's constitution that it will be the first primary. This is not going to end well.
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    While we bemoan the release of killers...

    Here's one to think about:


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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    It would seem that he has the resources to continue:



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Bout
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Well, you mean he hasn't pulled the trigger?



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Bout
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    Why? You think he can't sit in his home and run his business? You think he doesn't have people working for him? You think Putin will shut him down?

    Why do you think he will be unable to resume...
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    It's not just the reds. I haven't voted for a Republican in decades, but people are going to die because of this and any morally correct person is going to see the injustice in that.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    I hope you are as understanding if the next victim of that arms merchant is someone in your own family.

    Because you need to be d@mn sure that more people will die because of this and more people...
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    I'm as surprised as you are! :)
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    ^ TomF, you nailed it! Putin knows how to take advantage and we handed it to him.

    As for Rich Jones saying that Bout will be put out to pasture, I doubt it. You may not see him outside of Russia...
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    I'm so happy! <sarcasm>

    We get back a dumb-@ss ball player who should have had enough sense not to go there in the middle of a war and Russia gets back an international arms dealer.

    She should...
  30. Thread: Calendars

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    Re: Calendars

    I buy the WoodenBoat calendar every year. It's great wall art for people with a 1-month attention span!
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    Re: what about naps

    I'm 67 and I find I nap more in the last 2 years and I sleep less at night to even it out.

    I don't know why, but it works for me!

    In fact, sometime in the next hour I'll take a 20 minute nap...
  32. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    ^ It's a projection, but I hope you are right.
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    It has nothing to do with Walker and nothing to do with Democratic campaigning. There are a lot of voters out there that will vote for whatever candidate the Republican party puts up and they will...
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    But let's get down to the really important question: vampire or werewolf?
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    Re: Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    Colon cancer - it's called a silent killer since it goes undetected until too late.

    Another good reason to get your colonoscopy on schedule. I'm about due for mine.

    We need more blood tests...
  36. Re: Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    My understanding is that he has defaulted so many times that the New York banks already won't lend him money. That's why he borrows from German banks and some think Russian banks.
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    Re: Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    Sometimes I just hate learning things. I hate both parts of that story, but I don't hold it against you for sharing it.



    I didn't really say otherwise. And if we are going to be honest, there...
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    I once saw a bumber sticker back when "Dunkin' Donuts" was a popular sticker. It was distinctively multi-colored.

    The sticker read "Fu**in' Gonuts". You can fill in the blanks. I still laugh...
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    I rather like that!
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    ^ Excellent 'toon!
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    I'm trying to be offended by that, but I am forced to agree. :)
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    Re: Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    Guys, if you are looking to actors for guidance in politics or religion, then you are even dumber than they are.

    She made me laugh. She was fun. She will be missed.
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    Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    It is so very rare that a lovely woman can make me laugh, most often by poking fun at herself.

    Originally from NBC News:


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    Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    Sounds more like a lover's quarrel covered up by a good story.

    Either way, I read threads like this and the idea that keeps coming to my mind is "Every gun owner is certain they are too smart to...
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    Am I the only one tired of this?

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61-YWYH2gFL.jpg
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    You could just go the direct root: "Grillwork by Joe"

    Or,

    "Grills by Joe" and then when you come up with something to do with the trunk you can call it "Tails by Tess"?
  47. Thread: Boiled wool

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    Re: Boiled wool

    I had a pair and they were great, but you really need more to stop the wind.
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Smiles for Miles?

    Dental Work for Drivers?
  49. Thread: Puppers v2.0

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    Re: Puppers v2.0

    They look happy and healthy. I hope they find great homes.
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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    I think that energy consumption, like energy production, will be diverse.
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