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  1. Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    Shouldn't releasing the slide on a 1911, with the magazine in place, merely chamber the top round?
  2. Re: Even cops accidentally kill each other.

    Funny, as in peculiar, sense of humor.
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Bare Grilles?
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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    We don't have a weather stone, but we do have a chain, hanging from one end of a gutter that serves the same purpose.
    One of those personal stations would probably be good here in VT since we often...
  5. Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    Dis he also bring merkins?
  6. Re: I told my 8 year old grandson that I would pose his question to The Bilge.

    A more important, and disturbing, question is, how does your 8 year old know about the Bilge?
  7. Re: Leica Store Robberies - San Francisco store is latest for 180k

    $180,000.00 sounds like two lens caps.
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    Park pointing downhill and recharge while coasting down toward warmer temps?
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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    In NYC, some years ago, the personal injury lawyers started documenting all of the sidewalk heaves, cracks, potholes, etc. and sending the information to the city government. Then they started...
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    Re: Killer robots

    Since the police have used one to kill someone, no future hostage taker, active shooter, what ever will ever trust the police not to try again. They threw a way a negotiating technique.
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    Re: Naval near miss.

    Normally #16 is full of Pan Pan chatter about this or that ship leaving/arriving a given port.
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    Re: as seen in the az high desert

    Not as sexy as the convertible.
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    Re: Naval near miss.

    Student drivers?
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    Re: C-19 booster #3

    Got my 5th and it itched and the axillary lymph gland swelled up. Those had not happened before, I took them as signs (symptoms) that the shot had "taken."
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Don't all cars rust at night, and during the day, and at dawn and dusk?
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    Re: Potty physics

    Lee Petomaine?
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    Re: Flash rust prevention

    They unearthed the deadman of a late 19 century pedestrian suspension bridge in Littleton, NH a few years ago, the cables were coated with lanolin and wrapped in deer hide, and were pristine.
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    Re: Killer robots

    Here in little old Bradford there is a little company that started out making a robot tackling dummy for the Dartmouth football team. One of its descendants is a semi autonomous robot for training...
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    Cleanest undersink I've ever seen.
  20. Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    When I was in high school, it was bomb threats.
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    Re: Air to air photo

    Great photo!
    It always seemed a little contradictory to me to have a camouflage paint job and distinctive insignia.
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    As did the large manufacturer of plumbing fixtures, American Radiator and Standard Sanitary, when they opted not to use their initials in advertising material.
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Most certainly, they were built with a transaxle!
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    Re: So I deleted twitter but ......

    I never leted it so I didn't have to delete it.
    Spam is mysterious; for a couple of years, at work, I got a lot of emails in Cyrillic, which I could not read.
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    Re: More Excitement Than You Like

    "Failed"?
    Agree, it looked like a small jib would have improved the situation
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    Re: The origin of College Debt

    My seat of the pants impression is that it goes back to the Viet Nam War. Student deferments incentivized a lot of people to stay in school and created a "need" for college capacity. Once there was...
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    Re: Paul Top This

    Not a big deal here. I see the occasional person in the grocery store with a gun; similarly, gun racks, with guns, in pickups. Of course, I don't know who is carrying concealed. You may disagree...
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Impressive!
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I'm trying to get the Vermont state sales tax on art removed.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I'd love to see universal health care. Health care, not insurance industry help. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed, health care costs have risen, and US life expectancy has declined.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Wasn't there a recent news story to the effect that something like six figures worth of lives per year are lost to direct effects of alcohol?
    Intervention there might save more lives.
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    For the OP, possibly tow a drogue to slow down, or drift across likely bottom?
  33. Thread: top this

    by David W Pratt
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    Re: top this

    We brought China to the table, but only the good china. Mayflower descendants outnumbered the gun owners, although there was some overlap. Conversation was mostly grunts and lip smacking, with...
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    Re: Vox populi, vox Deii.

    IIRC, Ted Turner majored in Classics.
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    They're singing our song!
  36. Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    Could be like the bush doctor who, when followed, picking various leaves and berries for some curative, was challenged, how could he remember all those ingredients? He replied that only three were...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Say ten years ago, before the SC struck down a lot of gun restrictions, we could probably have gotten a pretty demanding national standard for training and certification for concealed carry, if it...
  38. Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    He left out legibility. I'm sure I speak, as it were, for all of us with less than acceptable penmanship, that legibility is really important if you want something read. Even if you just want to...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Although I am no fan of Clinton's gun ban, I believe during its lifetime there were no mass killings due to bayonet lugs.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Well, not by EO. I would seek out expert guidance. In his position, I would: Task the CDC to analyze the causes and treatments of domestic violence and use those findings to craft relevant laws and...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    I like that manually chambering a round is a conscious act, so it is easier for me to be in control of the firearm. It makes it easier to police the brass too.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    If President Biden were truly interested in harm reduction via reducing mass shootings, he could focus on domestic violence. About half of all mass shootings, per the FBI, are the end stage of...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    The day went great!
    Tons of food, and tons went home with guests. SIL's invited workmate brought his GF, but all meshed nicely. It took two tables, and even then we were crowded. Dogs, while not...
  44. Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

    Looks a lot like one of my favorites. No maker's marks. I bought it at a hardware store on the upper East Side on Manhattan in 1967.
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    What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    We're having wife's sisters, our children and grands, daughter's in laws, an extra dog, and SIL is bringing a contract worker from work.
    I got a large (23 lb) turkey, and extra giblets, from a local...
  46. Re: Arizona board delays certification of votes

    Considering some of the choices, maybe they are hoping to settle on "None of the above"
  47. Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    A good reason to always order a pint; the glass, or mug, is large enough to hold a phone.
  48. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    I think our southern states used to employ that technique.
  49. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    Are 16 year olds eligible for voluntary euthanasia in New Zeland?
  50. Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    I usually put a few bullet points on a slide as an aide memoire of what I went to say.
    If teaching, I email the slide deck to the class in advance, that way they can print it out and take notes on...
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