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  1. Re: Have you ever read a book that seriously frightened you?

    I didn't read it. I lived it! It still haunts me.
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    I had cancer on the top of both ears. I also wear a full brimmed hat on the boat.
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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    The news is reporting that the shooter in Denmark picked his victims at random.
  4. Re: Have you ever read a book that seriously frightened you?

    No, but I had a college roommate who used to get very upset and leave the room if I played Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield. :) True story.
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    Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    John, you can always vote with your feet.



    No, that is a democracy where you disagree with them and their motivation. Argue your point. Vote your beliefs. The United States is a construct...
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    Re: Mass shooting Illinois

    Sorry. The news story had a poor transmission for some way. The location and number dead was garbled.

    Just a freakin' parade... I can't imagine the reason.
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    Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    ^ This does not surprise me. The most vocal elements within the GOP are completely without restraint and will leap frog each other in an effort to push the clock back as far as they can.
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    Mass shooting Illinois

    The news just broke in to a show to announce a mass shooting in Hyde Park, Illinois associated with a July 4th parade there.

    I am unable to find details on line at this time.
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    Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    John, you are too easily offended. As a Catholic, I would not think twice of participating in a Jewish prayer. If someone says a satanic prayer, I would simply refrain.

    As for the constitution,...
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    Re: Mass murderers in OHIO

    I want there to be more to this story, like a convicted killer escaped from custody, but I don't think there is. There has to be a better way.
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    Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    When I was younger it seems I kept running into that publication. It was usually when I was forced to sit and wait somewhere. It struck me as being one step up from a comic book and I didn't like...
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    Re: anybody here a cyborg slave of satan?

    You have to admit that his desk looks impressive with all those papers spread about.

    I'm guessing they are enemies lists, recipes, donor lists, and five more that just say, "Don't look crazy! ...
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    I couldn't find a price, but it doesn't look comfortable.

    http://kirkmccauley.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cap.jpg

    Besides, there are a lot of wooden boats that don't float, either. :)
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    Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    Fair enough. Uninformed voters are dangerous to democracy, but from my point of view they are better defined as viewers of Fox News than people of faith. Granted, there is some overlap, but not as...
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    Do the math. One hunter shoots one animal for $70k. Ten photographers shoot one animal for $7k each. It's the same.
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    Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    John, people of religious faith are simply voting their values just like you. If you don't like it, change their minds.
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    Re: Tax implications of home sale

    The last I heard, you can sell and buy another house without tax liability and you can sell and pocket the profit one time. However, it's been a long time and things may have changed.
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    Camera-carrying ecotourists will produce a lot more income for the community, especially since they can "shoot" the same animal again and again.
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    ^ I had to speak it out loud to get it.
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    Re: Mass murderers in OHIO

    Running, so back to the cops? No gun on his person? Where is the threat?
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    Re: From the corners of the internet

    That is brilliant!!! :)

    Thank you. I will be sharing that.
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    Re: Meanwhile, in Copenhagen (mass shooting)

    We live in an angry world.
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    Re: DiSantis signs HB 233 into law

    What does it mean to be "indoctrinating students"? Does it mean teaching ideas that run contrary to the majority opinion, or teaching ideas that run parallel to the majority opinion that the...
  24. Re: Three police officers have been shot dead in the US state of Kentucky

    There are no words that have not been said and none that will convince the people who think that gun legislation curtails their constitutional rights.
  25. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    He didn't need to. They brought their own. That's the problem with the current interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Whether the military would have allowed him to arm them is pure speculation.

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  26. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    Fair enough. So if it were not for a distorted interpretation of the 2nd amendment, would we be discussing the topic in the OP? Without weapons within the general public, what the OP describes is...
  27. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    It's the topic chosen in the OP.
  28. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    That is a different question. You don't need unrestricted open carry laws to have a military coup and deer rifles won't stop it.
  29. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    This is disturbing on so many levels. From USA Today:



    An Ohio 10-year-old crossed state lines for abortion care in Indiana. She isn't alone (msn.com)
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    Re: Quote of the day.

    Let's start by establishing a clear report of what was said. This is from Newsweek:



    https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-liberal-world-order-gas-oil-prices-brian-deese-viral-video-cnn-1720878
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  31. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    Deer rifles vs drones, sure! I can see 2nd Amendment types winning that confrontation.
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    Re: Proclamation the Twoth

    As an example of my talent, I don't think I could take a photograph that is as good as yours, forget the drawing! That's a good 10-minute doodle.
  33. Thread: Pretty Rocks

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    Re: Pretty Rocks

    I encountered lab-made rocks and mineral just a few months ago. I was looking at some lovely things and I asked how they were mined with such fragility? Needless to say, they are not. They are...
  34. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    I frequently think about secession these days. It almost seems inevitable to me and I wonder what North America would look like after.

    The liberal states are more receptive to progress (solar...
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    Re: God made me do it?

    Of course, on several levels.

    The Bible never promises you will not be held responsible by the civil authority when you do God's work.

    Then, of course, how many times does God weep when we...
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    Re: Happy Canada Day!

    This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a very long time!
  37. Thread: Judicial Coup?

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    Re: Judicial Coup?

    There are bills under consideration in states that have now enacted the strictest anti-abortion laws that would make it a crime to go to another state for an abortion. Think about that.

    We are...
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    Happy Canada Day!

    Is that the way it is normally said? As an ignorant American, I'm not familiar with the celebration, but I do wish our Canadian friends a good day for their celebration.
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    That's just an hour away. I think you just gave me a Saturday drive with a destination! Thank you.
  40. Thread: Firefly

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    Re: Firefly

    My wife calls it cowboys in space. She will be thrilled to learn how right she is. :)
  41. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    The GOP owns the Supreme Court and this is just the start.
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Think about it. McConnell is willing to derail a vital semiconductor bill that the automobile and every other high-tech industry needs if he doesn't get his way on climate and social issues.
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    So you think McConnell can't be trusted? This came from Associated Press just one hour ago:



    There is more and you can read it.

    McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill...
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    I should mention that there used to be a model shop on Rt-1 in York Maine about 10 years ago.

    It is now a vaping shop. Signs of the times.
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    There was a hobby shop near here that had a great assortment of models.

    It was called "Eric Foch's". That's all I'll say.
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    Re: AOC: "Yeah, And?"

    The GOP wants less government on corporations, but regulating people keeps them in line.
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    Re: Deleting Your Period Tracker Won’t Protect You

    Can someone explain to me how Waters keeps getting reelected? What has she accomplished? She shows up at every rally, inflames everyone, and then what? It seems to me her time has passed if it was...
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    Re: Brawl at Eagles Concert in London

    There are just so many things wrong with that... :)
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    Re: Biden goes lower and lower

    If you throw enough mud and tell enough lies, eventually some of it is going to stick.
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    Re: AOC: "Yeah, And?"

    I'm not her biggest fan, but I like this and I like the way she handled it! Good for her!
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