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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    Bill Maher had the simplest analysis: " There are a LOT of stupid people in this country".
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    Re: Americans in Europe- strange people!

    New Yorkers will ask " how ya doin'? They do not expect an answer.
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    Re: We donít do windows.

    Our new place in ABQ has these hard water marks all over the back windows and it has been an absolute bear trying to remove them. Even soaking paper towels with vinegar and plastering them on the...
  4. Thread: Rumours

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    Re: Rumours

    The fact that Xi has been fostering a hilariously nonsense cult of personality by enshrining his "thought" into the fabric of Chinese governance tells you all you need to know about how illegitimate...
  5. Thread: My pillow

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    Re: My pillow

    Waiting for Randy Rainbow to skewer Mike Lindell.
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Peter Ziehan is right: Russia is FINISHED.

    All that remains are the echoes of some shouting amidst posturing.

    We'll see Putin at The Hague, and Lavrov winding up like Baghdad Bob, at best, at...
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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    They need to be put into FEMA re-education camps. Transported by black helicopters, too. Security courtesy Jewish space lasers. :-)
  8. Thread: Rumours

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    Re: Rumours

    I don't see that. Putin, that's another story.
  9. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    Break him.
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    Go through a window, jeesh.
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    Re: Nicole Wallace lays it out straight.

    See my signature.
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The border guards checking the credentials of young men trying to flee Russia reminds me of the 1970s when the Soviet guards at the Fulda Gap were not oriented toward Germany against a NATO invasion,...
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    #17: Yes, of course, my bad. Whenever I hear 'Islam', I reflexively think Saudi Arabia since that is where Mecca is.

    I still don't have a positive feeling about Islam no matter where it is...
  14. Re: BROTM Thread: Best Boat Chase Scenes in Movies or TV.

    Any of several episodes of Miami Vice.

    Wind was an awful film, but in that segment you have 12s looking like they are speedboats. Cool.
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    When we bought our home in ABQ it came with a 21 panel PV solar array. In sun-happy New Mexico, we generate more power than we use, every month. Our monthly electric bill is roughly $4.75, basically...
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    Re: Annoying harmonic tone in water piping

    #15: No, my solution until I can think of something else.

    Changing the Taco for a Grundfos might be an idea. We used Grundfos exclusively with solar hot water systems decades ago, never an issue...
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    Re: Annoying truths

    I am having a hard time grokking this.
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    Re: Islam's George Floyd?

    There is absolutely nothing good about Saudi Arabia.
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    Re: Bumper stickers

    Yeh, no class just about sums it up.
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    Re: Ever want to sail thru a Hurricane?

    Patrick O'Brian's description of Surprise in a near-hurricane gale was gripping.
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    Re: Annoying harmonic tone in water piping

    A plumber tells me pex pipe within 18" of the hot water tank is verboten by code, and that is the only access to system piping I've got without ripping into sheetrock, so pex is out as a solution.
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    Re: Got me some new Apple Watch bands

    I have never understood ther need for watches, especially today. Except perhaps for railroad conductors in the old days.
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    Re: Ellen Magellan

    Good freaking luck.
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    Re: neptune via james webb

    Very nice, but of course we have more detailed images from flyby probes.

    Those glowing rings are way cool.
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    Re: Remarkable Endurance

    It has always boggled me that hummingbirds migrate nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico, ~450 miles.
  26. Thread: Declassified

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    Re: Declassified

    I can see a skit now parodying the old Johnny Carson skit about being able to mind-read documents.
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    Re: A Chess Cheating Scandal

    Well, Leon Spinks beat Ali, and Douglas beat Tyson.

    Sometimes black swan events just happen, y'know?
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    Re: Amazing bass player

    That OP is great. Nice Stanley Jordan fretwork plucking too.
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    Re: The Jersey Devil

    Jersey Devil was ( still is ? ) a pretty cool design firm, IIRC...
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    Re: 2.5 million ants per person

    There are no ants on Mars. Just sayin'.
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    Re: Drywall Screw Art of a Friend.

    Remarkable, actually.
  32. Re: 'I'm not that smart': Herschel Walker says 'he'll do his best'

    ^ Given the state of a disturbing number of the electorate, he'd get votes. Hell, Caitlyn Jenner did.
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    Re: Annoying harmonic tone in water piping

    Yes, system pipe is copper. The interim pex is an idea, hmmmm.

    The Taco pump is mounted to the top of the water heater, then the metal flex conduit pipe flexs up a bit then back down to...
  34. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    It's the long Covid issue that concerns me, not actually getting it any more.
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    Re: Groom Service the series.

    #21: Your comment brings to mind the old song " You ought to know the score by now, you're a native New Yorker".

    Push your synapses out, sand them, see how your intuition responds.
  36. Thread: Godwins Law

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    Re: Godwins Law

    Y'know when Hillary said that half of Drumpf's supporters were deplorables?

    Her percentage may have been a bit off, but her sentiment was dead on.

    See my signature.
  37. Re: 'I'm not that smart': Herschel Walker says 'he'll do his best'

    #27: Rob, my CTE comment via a vis Walker is shorthand for the guy is a complete joke as a serious senatorial candidate. Of course, until there is an autopsy, no one knows definitively whether a...
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    Stone Horse?
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    Annoying harmonic tone in water piping

    We had a hot water recirculating system installed since it was taking too long for the water to heat up at the extreme ends of the house. The pump for it is mounted on top of the water heater.
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  40. Thread: Rain?

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    Re: Rain?

    We had a pretty good monsoon season here, thankfully. The continuing La Nina season promises to be really dry, though, and I think once again after a while they will have to close the hiking trails...
  41. Re: Been reading more about Princess Ann the last several days than I have over 40 ye

    #23, 24: Prejudice? Please. I don't give a damn about the royals one way or another.

    Again I say: flitting about with one's efforts spread thinly like a paucity of marmalade on toast is not hard...
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    Re: Norweigen Wood

    That's about as sprung-springy a sheer as I have ever seen.
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    Re: Just A Reminder: today's GOP is toxic

    For YEARS I have been pleading: next election, vote against EVERY Republican, for EVERY office, at EVERY level. Be patriotic, save the country.

    See my signature.
  44. Re: 'I'm not that smart': Herschel Walker says 'he'll do his best'

    #11: CTE is not a disqualifier for character, per se, but in my mind it sure is for elected office.

    Plus, of course, is the embrace of christo-fascism and moron conspiracy theories.

    You think...
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    Re: Esophogeal perforation

    Holy moly. Glad all is ( reasonably) well.
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    Re: Sovereign Citizens

    It is amazing people like that have enough brain cells to actually hold a down a job.
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    #4653: Wow, historic revisionism at its best. I suppose, just to cite one famous example, that John McCain wasn't tortured?

    Wars are often shifting shades of grey, but this one is black and white,...
  48. Re: Been reading more about Princess Ann the last several days than I have over 40 ye

    #10: Puh-lease. She has some 300-odd charities that she's 'involved' in? Just how effective is her participation when she is flitting about like a hummingbird?

    Let her really get involved in...
  49. Re: To Abbott and DeSantis, people are garbage, pests, to be gotten rid of.

    In a world of Florida and Texas, be like Massachussetts.
  50. Re: 'I'm not that smart': Herschel Walker says 'he'll do his best'

    It says bad bucket loads about Georgia that a walking CTE victim like Walker has a good chance of defeating a good man like Warnock.

    This country. Bah.
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