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    Re: Post Boat Show EBS

    Great pics. Kat had to work and stayed in AZ?
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    Re: Moooo-ve over solar, no BS.

    LOL. Meanwhile, solar shines all over his farm, with infinitely more energy potential than some farting cows.
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    Re: Prayer and sports

    Borowitz had a funny take on it, saying that god issued a ruling that said he doesn't pay attention to prayers from sporting events.
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    See my signature.

    She and Kinzinger have made a principled stand on this one issue, but that's it. On everything else, she is, after all, Darth Vader's daughter.

    She wiii likely get beaten in...
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    Re: Prayer and sports

    Monumental nonsense. You might as well wish upon a star.

    Note that religious athletes like Russell Wilson, the ex-Seahawks quarterback, are quick to praise their deity concept when things go well,...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    On paper, it may be defensible.

    But a deal with Yertle? Puh-lease. Don't make me laugh.

    Biden is the new Bambi ( The NYTimes' Maureen Dowd used to call Obama that for believing that Republicans...
  7. Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    ^ Yes, remarkable story.
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    Re: It is the bread that eats a man

    That is a hella image. Wow.
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    Re: The state of the Union?

    Surface crazing has turned into cracks so far, but the acid provided by conservatives will turn them into fissures and then splits unless something is done, i.e. the citizenry wakes the hell up.

    I...
  10. Re: If someone handed you a million dollars...

    Fund progressive political candidates.

    Move to Portugal, stat.
  11. Re: Perjury is a crime, is it not, even for Supreme Court nominees?

    O please. No way to prove they 'lied'.

    This is just wishful thinking.
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    Re: Stones, Hyde Park

    What are they, pushing 80? Jeesh.

    I recall a Rolling Stone interview done lo these many years ago in their salad days when Jagger said he didn't want to be singing Satisfaction when he was 40. HAH!
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    Re: Breaking free of evolution's bonds.

    Talk with some religious folks... they can go one for days on this subject. LOL>
  14. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    She is dreaming. Sometimes I wish she'd just think twice before uttering some things.
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    Bungee jumping over a rock quarry.

    Having my daughter born at home, in an unexpected snowstorm, and the midwife's car wouldn't start to get to our rural house outside of Woodstock NY. Fortunately...
  16. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    ^ YES for Solid Air. I had neglected that, so very sorry. Brilliant.

    BTW, if we had a thread for great album covers ( and Solid Air has a classic ), the Aja cover ranks right up there with Dark...
  17. Thread: Dow Jones

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    Re: Dow Jones

    My investment guy says I am still beating the market by 3-4%. Cold comfort, considering how much I am down, but I guess ( hope? ) I will live long enough to see it crawl back up. If the market could...
  18. Re: Giant Chinese restaurant sinks in the high seas

    Some supposed controversy now if it is really sunk or not. Whatever.
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    Re: Clarence Thomas...

    It makes me boil when people laud George Bush the First. That guy was a complete tool of Big Oil, gave us Dan Quayle and Clarence Thomas, AND his miserable son. Puh-lease.
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    Linda Lewis, Lark

    Everything But The Girl, Idlewild

    Sade, Promise
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    Re: SCOTUS strikes down century-old gun law

    SCOTUS has blood on their hands and soon will be drowning in it. History will not be kind to the conservatives on the court.
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    Re: 6.1 quake in Afghanistan

    I'm sorry, I have zero empathy. If the Afghan people were so unafraid of the Taliban that their army collapsed in a couple of months, then let them live with the consequences. Let's see excatly how...
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    Re: Who here thinks...

    O hell yes. Stupidity must be punished.
  24. Thread: Power tools

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    Re: Power tools

    ^ My Skil saw is 30 yrs old, still going strong.
  25. Thread: azul

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    Re: azul

    Dorade, huh? I thought it might be Windward Passage.
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    Re: Landmine clearance

    When I helped monitor Kosovo elections in 2001 as a part of the OSCE cadre, we had very serious safety training, and the part about mines was done by a Polish captain who spoke impeccable English and...
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    Re: pr0n - fake plasticky type

    Now that's true pr0n for a change.
  28. Re: Trump throws the January 6 committee critics a curve.

    He said he wanted 'equal time'. One wag suggested that he emulate Hillary and testify for 11 hours under oath. LOL.
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    Re: how are london's financial markets doing

    #3: Mandy Rice-Davies? Christine Keeler?
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    Re: headed to test drive one of these

    Buy the three A's:

    Affordable
    Available
    Acceptable
  31. Thread: Lake Mead

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    Re: Lake Mead

    Hard decisions will have to be made, and soon, concerning water use and retention. I understand Las Vegas is now banning new lawns in preference for xeriscaping. The almond farms in southern...
  32. Re: Still waiting for the explanation of dark matter

    You may have to wait a long time for a cogent explanation. Human intelligence seems to be regressing these days, alas.
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    I am stunned that the GQP isn't blaming the weather on Biden too.
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    After months of above average temps and no rain, the yearly monsoon season has started. Literally. Like, one day it's sunny and 92 and the next there are thunderstorms dumping all over us. The...
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    Re: another red america gun story

    Lot of gun weenies live in fear. Jesus, what a tiring life.
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    Re: Heather Cox Richardson

    See my signature, forever correct.
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    Re: For the Henry James Deniers:

    You want long sentences? Read Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast, some sentences run almost a full page.
  38. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    My old Accord sedan went 303,000 miles.

    My first-gen Acura Legend coupe went 295,000 miles.

    My Accord V-6 coupe went 250,000 miles.

    Bloody hell, I used to drive a lot.
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    Re: for the hemingway haters

    He's OK.

    I just finished A Farewell To Arms. A very good story, told surprisngly bloodlessly. No wonder he worked on 30-odd endings before choosing the one we know. I preferred the so-called...
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    Re: Lumber-some good news

    I sure hope so. My general contractor is just now re-biddin the lumber package for my new shop.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Evidently a lot of log debris etc in the inside passage, some more boats had to drop out after suffering impact damage.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Hah. Welp, good luck to them.

    Meanwhile, a two-woman rower is in the lead heading through the islands inside.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Welp, the race from Victoria to Ketchikan started earlier today, and I see by the race tracker that absolutely nobody has opted for the offshore route as far as I can tell.
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    Re: PNW and La Nina

    It was probably a drought as bad as this that drove the Anasazi out.
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    Re: mike muther******* pence

    This deification of Pence goes too far. In fact, he was desperate to kowtow to Drumph on this ( as he never got tired of boot-licking Drumph before ), but he couldn't think of a way, so he called Dan...
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    Re: PNW and La Nina

    Hot and dry here. Two La Nina summers in a row. Hoping for El Nino next year: cooler, wetter.
  47. Thread: brilliant

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    Re: brilliant

    Capital B, Paul. Show some respect. ;-)
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    Black Death source discovered

    Pretty interesting:

    Black Death: DNA analysis reveals source of plague - CNN
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    Re: And Covid is back again

    Friends in Portugal say the death rate is up.

    Nasty bug,this. With 2 primaries and 2 boosters, I am not so much worried about Covid per se as I am the effects of long Covid, which as I understand...
  50. Re: Favorite sitcom from the golden days of TV

    The Honeymooners.
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