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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    California dreamin'
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    Re: Trump Takes The Fifth.

    F@ck Trump.

    There's a good article in this week's New Yorker on how the generals did their best to restrain Trump while he was president.

    "Inside the War Between Trump and his Generals"
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    Re: Cargo pants

    YES!! This is my biggest issue with cargo pants, whether long legs or shorts. Every pair that I've ever owned wound up snagged and ripped, caught on door knobs, cleats, even a fitting on a foreign...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    The government is playing the popularity card for whatever reason; you and the bilge clan are playing the racial card, and perhaps the gay card.

    There's more than a hair being split here - 14...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    No, no, no, L.W! I have absolutely no concern for reversal of roles. That's the kind of assumption and sh!t flinging I would expect from George Jung, not you. I don't care if Griner is black, white,...
  6. Re: I actually thought things would be better now but,was I swrong!

    This is the bilge. You risk crucificxion saying anything unkind about these poor, disadvantaged, and downtrodden folks. They didn't have all of your advantages. Give them a donation and help them...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/26/politics/marc-fogel-russia/index.html
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/26/politics/marc-fogel-russia/index.html
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/26/politics/marc-fogel-russia/index.html
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    You absolutely fail to understand the point.

    Our government is moving heaven and earth for one individual, after having essentially ignored others. I don't know about posters here, but I have no...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Ted Hoppe and CW Smith make valid points.

    Marc Fogel has been languishing in a Russian jail over half an ounce of marijuana that was obtained by prescription in the U.S. If he isn't released...
  12. Re: Residential Building costs in you area?

    Encouraging sensibility has it's downsides - you wouldn't want a plague of Californians bidding up your neighborhood.:D
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    There are other options. The OP already has a lot. He can get a "cheap" manufactured home delivered and set up for less than $150 per square foot. Now some folks consider these to be sh!t box homes,...
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    Seattle Times February, 1982:

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    Prices and costs come and go. I don't know how I managed to save that old article but I always enjoyed looking at it. When I did it in 1976 I paid $9000...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    The anti abortion folks often blow smoke when asked about providing child care, but enough of them reveal their true feelings on the issue for you to know where they stand. Here's a good example....
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    Re: You get what you pay for

    A lot cooler at night to be of no concern.
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    Re: You get what you pay for

    If those hoses are too expensive for you, you can get 500 feet of .700" dia poly drip hose for 60 bucks. 5 to 10 gallon per hour drip emitters go for 25 cents each.
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    Re: Cable hookup to my house

    I wonder if you could get Verizon LTE home Internet in your location? It's faster than DSL and uses a simple 6 inch cube box (router), just place against an exterior wall or window and plug into any...
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    Re: Los Vesparados MC Colors.

    I know nothing about jackets, colors, or gang sh!t, but I just noticed that it looks like Vespa has made the front steering column and fairing much more angular than on my old 1960's Vespa??? This...
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    Re: Cable hookup to my house

    That's a shame, but you have to do what you can for service. Be absolutely brutal in your dealings with them. No matter how nice individual representatives might be, the default position of the...
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    Re: Cable hookup to my house

    Out of curiosity, why Comcast? Are they the sole and / or cheapest provider available to you?
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    I had to laugh at this one. What is a "camping man" anyway? Clearly it's for a slick with 200 bucks to blow.


    TRIVISA Pocket Folding Knife for Camping Men,3.58" Bohler M390 Steel Wire Drawing...
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    I tend to agree. Scores of posts ago I said:

    ......gentlemen's pocket knives are for slicks.
    I prefer pocket knives for rubes. I have several.... They all were purchased cheap, on sale, meet all...
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    Re: Propane generator

    A couple of people read the whole article that Bluedog referenced:

    https://www.transtechenergy.com/LPG-NGL-Storage-News/bid/41183/liquid-propane-autogas-injection-faqs-valve-recession

    Both...
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    Re: Propane generator

    Sure, some cooling must take place.

    I imagine someone has placed sensors in a four stroke engine and could tell you how much cooling occurs for propane versus gasoline. Think of how long an...
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    Re: Propane generator

    Maybe more than anything else this thread demonstrates the problem with written communication on the internet and how folks can create confusion. BY:D

    Durnik said "gobbledygook" to a quoted...
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    Re: Propane generator

    Is that the case for Bluedog's generator, the engine under discussion here????
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    Re: Propane generator

    Bluedog's generator manufacturer should be able to tell him whether there are valve seats, and if so what they are made of. The manufacturer might even provide info on engine life with propane vs...
  30. Re: Chomsky and the United Nations warn of collapse.

    "Forbidden Planet." The human race will become the Krell.
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    https://www.ssa.gov/oact/population/longevity.html
  32. Re: Something stupid to argue about, bicycle helmets

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    I'd see these every now and then when I was a kid. Not much good but they're still available (with use at your own risk warnings).
  33. Re: Something stupid to argue about, bicycle helmets

    Funny this should come up. I ride three days on, one day off. I don't usually think much about my helmet, but started to last week when I noticed the date of manufacture was March 04. I think this is...
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    The way I read all of these interchanges is that sandtown is NOT quoting Locke.

    Osborne Russell first writes: "the woodlands of Virginia" not Locke.

    Sandtown then replies, using Osborne...
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    I was referring to sandtown's post:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by sandtown http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    It was John...
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    Years ago I took a couple of courses taught by William Denevan. He struck me as a very careful thinker who spent lots of time out in the field looking for evidence of past cultures. He estimated the...
  37. 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...
  49. 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.
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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...
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