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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    The question is "Does that make him more macho, or just more stupid?"

    I vote stupid. He is a walking, talking advertisement for stricter gun control.
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Occasionally you read about someone who puts a V8 into a VW bug. Does that count?
  3. Re: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate After Bipartisan Breakthrough

    I am both surprised and encouraged.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    That inspires me to list some great Hitchcock films that have held up:

    Rear Window
    The Birds
    Lifeboat
    Psycho
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    Bingo! Darn right he is!
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    Keep the overhead high while lowering the production rate and the quality of the product? When has that worked?

    The only solution to reducing the cost of education is to reduce the overhead.
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I think I'd rather be in the Russian army and surrender to Ukranian soldiers than be in the Ukranian army and surrender to Russian soldiers.
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    Re: Both sides are not the same

    That is the 2nd most offensive aspect of this story.
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    Re: Both sides are not the same

    I don't know who these people are, but they certainly don't speak for me or any liberal or moderate that I know. They need to be locked up just the same as any right-wing extremist.
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    Re: R/C model sailboats are becoming extinct

    A lot of traditional hobbies (model building, tropical fish, stamps, etc.) are dying off as the young people have no interest.

    Oddly, building electronics seems not to have caught on despite the...
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    Re: Tesla Model 2 Sub $30K Entry Level EV

    To be fair, the automotive industry has a history of jerks running companies. He is not the first and won't be the last. I prefer to think about the engineers.
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    Because federal reporting would go away?

    Because colleges would no longer be recording record profits?

    If loans go away, fewer students go to college and the colleges shrink. I'm not certain...
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    Re: When fishers don't listen to scientists

    Here is another side of that coin:

    Some 15 or 20 years ago the State of Maryland wanted to declare a moratorium on oystering (or was it crabbing?). They offered to pay the local fishermen what...
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    Re: Schroedinger's cat

    I've never heard that and I do pray that it's wrong. Still, most of our heroes have clay feet, but that is one clay I cannot forgive.
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    I've said it before - the fastest growing element of my university is the administration. It's not an academic department, it's management. You need to ask whether this is happening because they...
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    It is a boring mind that can only support one personality. :)
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I really feel for those of you who are secretly brewing beer, smoking bacon, and baking bread.

    You can send those things to me and I will help you hide your shame.

    We will never speak of this...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Speaking of guns and suicide, I just learned that a young woman who has worked for me has left college and is back on suicide watch. She's a sweet kid. It's not fair. Would she even get another...
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    Re: Schroedinger's cat

    I think Schroedinger was a dog person. :)
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    How convenient. There was a time when they knew a carpet bagger when they saw one.
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    Re: dinner

    Reminds me of a place in Saugus MA. It's so well known they made veiled jokes about it on Cheers!
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    The Big Lie lives on!

    Republicans are trying to steal elections again!

    This comes from ABC News:


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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    No, but shouldn't the law have something to say.
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    Re: Tesla Model 2 Sub $30K Entry Level EV

    If we ever go back to being a 2-car family, I will be interested.
  25. Thread: Paul Top This

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    Re: Paul Top This

    There are some amazing stories above about gun carriers (notice I did not say gun owners) making the lives of others stupidly unpleasant.

    Joe, I would skip the show, turn the car around, and take...
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    Re: Paul Top This

    Setting aside the fact that I have no need for either...

    It was Boston and too small to be much of the former.
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    Re: West Wing

    How many times did he use "thing" in a single episode? "They're doing that thing... What was the decision on that thing... There's that thing..." :)
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    Re: Paul Top This

    ^^ Joe, I lost my favorite pocket knife at the TSA station years ago. I was stupid and paid the price. They actually offered to help me mail it back to myself, but I was running for a plane and...
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    Schroedinger's cat

    Finally, someone says something intelligent in public about the Schrodinger's cat thought experiment.
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    Re: Paul Top This

    True. I suppose that can address the gun in the glove compartment, but not any in the trunk.

    How about this? Would it be a matter of common courtesy to ask "Do you mind if I bring a gun?" I...
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    Re: Paul Top This

    I think you have answered your own question.

    The big question is "Are you safer or in greater danger because of his behavior?" Sadly, I vote for greater danger.

    The only time he had his...
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    Re: Fire at Mystic CT.

    Yes and that's number 1!

    Number 2 is I hope no boats were lost, but "Seaport Marine Warehouse" sounds ominous.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I've lived 3 decades with a depressive and I can tell you that a mentally healthy person really cannot understand it.
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    Re: West Wing

    I had a different read. He (Will Baily?) has never had a real girlfriend. I think that came out in an earlier episode. The four female interns were there because the regular speech writers had all...
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    This sounds like so many science fiction stories and they are all threatening to human life. Our technology is far outstripping our ability to survive warfare.
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    Re: Jimmy guitar story—first ever youtube

    Jim, I love a nylon string guitar! It just feels good in my hands and under my fingers. I love the touch of the strings and the way you can shape a note.

    I realize that the two guitars are not...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    You made me remember a brilliant comedy - The Thin Man and all its sequels.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    You know, I want to say the fellow in your story is better off, but that's just hideous.

    I really don't want to fault gun owners and it's true that the vast majority are used legally and...
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    Re: holy effing ****

    A man jumps from the thirty-fifth floor and as he passes the second floor he is heard to say, "So far, so good!"
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    Re: Klaatu Barada Nicto

    Absolutely!

    Imagine an androgynous world where some few feel the desire to establish their binary sexual identity and the intent of their society to treat them as mentally ill (Star Trek Next...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    My wife is still in mourning. I think he was the only one in the family she liked.

    My point is that guns make it too easy. Depression is real, but depressed people tend to hide it and don't let...
  42. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I think that writing is one of those things you do for yourself, like going to the gym or golf. You measure yourself against how well you did the last time, not the guy next to you.

    I write...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    My brother-in-law sat down in his driveway about 6 months ago and blew his brains out.

    He had issues, but he might be alive today if suicide had been just a little bit more difficult.
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    Re: holy effing ****

    Cut the power and you still have a challenge, although a much simpler one.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Shoes of the Fisherman because we are headed there now.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Oh come on! People deserve to make a living wage when they work a job and not need to work 2 and 3 jobs to support their families. Their communities suffer. The teachers in their schools don't get...
  47. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Yes, Tom, you did, and I'm not going to continue to engage with you for one simple reason - you aren't as stupid as you pretend to be. You know what I said and you can understand the nuance, but you...
  48. Thread: West Wing

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    West Wing

    The West Wing is running on TV through the weekend.

    It is staggering how the topics they wrestled with then are still the topics we wrestle with now - abortion, gun laws, the Middle East, radical...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Taylor.
  50. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I suppose I'll reconsider it if I ever read him, but so far I've heard nothing that interests me even remotely.



    What's new. We never see eye to eye in part because you like to misrepresent...
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