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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    A more recent perspective:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVnyDa_OoyY
  2. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Trees on Cape Breton? He must be quite a ways from the coast.
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    Re: We donít do windows.

    So you have all the houseplants in front of that window for the winter. Come spring you want to get a little air into the house. How do you open the window without dismantling your entire...
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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    It's September of 2022. That data is ancient.
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    Re: its not about the camera

    There's a flatness to phone photos which is a nice conceit when it's your style (as in the first image), but leaves me regretting that I didn't get the real cameras out for shots when I was lazy.
    ...
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    Re: We donít do windows.

    I guess I've only met the ones that require standing in front of the window and pushing with both hands to open it. I've never met a window that opens like a door, except one with a crank that you...
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    Re: We donít do windows.

    I like windows that I can open and close with one hand. Vastly more important to me than being able to spend half a day washing them.
  8. Thread: It Must Be Fall

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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    When it's too chilly in the house to wear shorts, and I have to watch the nighttime temps to make sure I bring the houseplants in before the first frost. When the laundry on the line is cold in my...
  9. Thread: Declassified

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    Re: Declassified

    Link incorrect.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/22/trump-declassify-mind-satire/

    Alexandra Petri is a cartoonist with talents for both drawing and words. She's worth every...
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    Re: We donít do windows.

    Washed windows. What a novel thought.

    10 windows on my first storey - two have never opened (1 of those is so difficult to reach that I have to remove every appliance from the kitchen counter,...
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    I'll gladly pay that to support Ukraine.
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    Re: Caught a Witch Today...

    Anyway. It's just a thought.
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    Perrie's not saying anything about ignore. He's addressing self-centered.

    If, finally, a drove of disengaged prospective voters whose motivation is, for instance, the Dobbs decision, does come...
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    Trouble is, apparently many of them consented, due to being misled by the recruiter lady.
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    Last fall I spent a lot of time driving up Rt. 3 above Lancaster. It was pretty worrisome, how little opportunity there was on that stretch.

    Similar to the area around Houlton, in Maine. ...
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    It's a wonderful place to live if you got here before the last two big real estate booms. It's brutal if you have to rent, excellent if you're in construction, heavenly if you like to sail, great...
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    And the seacoast in NH is industrial or tourist ridden, a relief to get across the Piscataqua.

    I don't have any experience with the NEK, but my adventures into northern NH are enough to convince...
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    Both of these are correct.
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    Re: Trafficing in Illegal Immigrants

    Well, it's working out that some of these folks had asylum hearing requirments back in San Antonio, or in random other places, and they're stuck on Otis on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and can't get to...
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    Re: Antique Boat Show, Bay Head NJ

    Charmers. I bet the loss of weight was a factor in the performance of that boat, too. Glad they could afford to put it back to rights after the fire.
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    Re: Trafficing in Illegal Immigrants

    Notes:
    https://www.texastribune.org/2022/02/01/texas-national-guard-border-operation-lone-star-abbott/...
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    Re: Trafficing in Illegal Immigrants

    Facts are kind of useful here. Check the citations in the next post.



    Heather Cox Richardson
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    Re: Trafficing in Illegal Immigrants

    Asylum applicants are permitted to wait for adjudication of their cases in the US. While waiting they are not illegal.

    The backlog on case resolution is, apparently, 4 years.

    Can you tell the...
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    I din't say "tax". I said a specific tax. My step son lives in Portsmouth. I know plenty.
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    Re: Trafficing in Illegal Immigrants

    Donors raised $45K to help the Vineyard people help these guests over the last week. If the Vineyard had housing it would have been quite happy to keep some of these folks. There's a terrible...
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    Puppet. Will say whatever he's told to say in order to get elected. Slightly more intelligent than the football player in Georgia.

    His switcheroo will not change the minds of the people who live...
  27. Thread: Rain?

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    Re: Rain?

    The crabgrass sure was happy with the recent rain here. 2 months without and it was just hoiding its breath waiting for the moment.
  28. Re: To Abbott and DeSantis, people are garbage, pests, to be gotten rid of.

    They're not his people. He's Italian.

    They're not his people. They're not citizens of the US or legal residents of Florida.

    The real question is: where is the Catholic Church? Why is it not...
  29. Re: I predict lots of folks have or will fail WORDLE today.

    My mother always called it a "paring knife". Sort of alloneword = paringknife. Once she started using French knives she stopped paring. Too easy to score the thumb pad.
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    Thanks.

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  31. Re: I predict lots of folks have or will fail WORDLE today.

    For those of us who don't play this thing, but have been watching our friends mourn their loss, could someone tell me what the word was, please?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    I'm going to the western side of MA in the middle of October. I can make a physical check on Jamie is someone can tell me exactly how to find him.

    If this matter is not clear by then...
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    Re: The American School System!

    In a very real sense it is the society's responsibility to pick up if the parents fail, even just on a mercenary basis. First, society benefits from self-sufficient citizens who can use well...
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    Re: Lindsey Grahamís abortion bill

    The question we're discussing is an ethical one, not a chronological or medical one. Some practical elements are involved, but they have to be considered from an ethical standpoint.

    In an ideal...
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    Re: Heather Cox Richardson

    I defy any of you to write and edit a book, orchestrate your wedding and keep up with two online lectures and a podcast panel and do what she's doing with the daily letter. She even managed to have...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    The most important t thing that needs to be done with Alex Jones is permanently shutting down his ability to address the public.
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    Re: Lindsey Grahamís abortion bill

    Every thing Graham does is to keep his closet door from being dragged open.
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    Re: Sunrises are under-rated

    No.
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    Re: Sunrises are under-rated

    119046

    admittedly, this was a half hour after.
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    Re: Sunrises are under-rated

    Not at all.

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  41. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Lead by the guy least able to stay on script.
  42. Re: BROTM Opinion piece: 20% into the 21st Century,

    Things, things, things.

    But are human connections healthier?
  43. Thread: Craigslist is dead

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    Re: Craigslist is dead

    Got 24 of them in my house. Wouldn't trade them for modern windows for any price you could offer. Love the sound of them when they bump into each other, love that I can raise and lower a window...
  44. Thread: Air bnb

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    Re: Air bnb

    I spent a week in May in a private room in an old farmhouse in the village of Deer Isle on Deer Isle in Maine. The house has at least three separate living spaces, one of which was long term and the...
  45. Thread: Frozen Tumors

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    Re: Frozen Tumors

    My sympathies. Hard row to hoe.
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    Re: Oh oh! The Queen Is Ill

    Imagine threading your excruciating life for 70 years through what that tiny little girl did.

    No nitpicking. She was amazing.
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    Re: the oathkeepers had a data leak

    Beau compares that number to total membership pf 38,000. It's a vanishingly small percentage of possible people.
  48. Thread: Lovely rain

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    Re: Lovely rain

    Finally. Summer's been awful. And there's nowhere to go to escape it.

    Drought everywhere.

    We are in deep S__T, folks.
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    Re: Hello Emily and all!

    Great to know that old email address works. Thanks for checking in, Syed. Glad you and yours are safe, for now, but the earth is coming apart, and we are all concerned about all our far-flung...
  50. Thread: Frozen Tumors

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    Re: Frozen Tumors

    Boy, would it ever be fabulous if that worked. Here's hoping.

    Stay positive, Fitz.
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